Showing posts with label Second Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Second Life. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

It's the Principle of the Thing

It's all over the news that the National Security Agency has conducted surveillance in Second Life and World of Warcraft to find terrorists. The New York Times reports that in 2007 a Linden Lab executive made a presentation to the NSA about Second Life. I do remember some kerfuffle about possible terrorists hanging out with us in 2008 in a Congressional hearing. That died down pretty quickly and I sort of forgot about it. Have spy agencies been following me around in SL? Watching me shop and chat with friends? Watched me get NAKED? Some random guy IM'ed me the other day to tell me he liked my legs. Should I worry that he might be some virtual James Bond out to discover my secrets?

I don't really have much expectation of privacy about what I tell other avatars in SL. I do expect, however, that Linden Lab guard my privacy by requiring duly executed court warrants to view my financial data or chat logs. Do I have anything to hide? Not really, but that isn't the point, is it? It's the principle of the thing. Every heard of McCarthyism? The term comes from the witch hunts for Communists in the 1950's spearheaded by one Senator Joseph McCarthy. Based on nothing more than gossip and rumors good people lost their jobs, and were sometimes jailed due to the hysteria about Communist infiltration. Just substitute "terrorist" for "Communist," and you'll see my point.

If you're wondering what this picture has to do with spying on terrorists, it doesn't. That's also part of the point.

Credits:

Mutresse Lana Shorts
Mutresse Piki Sweater
Mutresse Sneja Boots (at FaMeshed)
Wasabi Pills Sally Mesh Hair - Gingerbread (at FaMeshed)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green (at FaMeshed)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Belleza Leila Med 4 R
LAQ Decor ~ Christmas Tree - Classic White Snow
DIGS - Landon Fireplace [MESH]
Commoner Monogram Stockings (at The Arcade)
erratic / home - hot chocolate cream (at The Arcade)
erratic / home - candy canes (at The Arcade)
oOo pillow ingenue pose prop (at The Arcade)
 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Winter Is Coming

The point of today's post is Strawberry Singh's weekly meme. This week we're going to talk about the winter season. I just turned our home sim to winter (surprise April and Ayla!) with the help of Alex Bader's gorgeous Studio Skye textures and landscaping so taking a photo was easy. On to the challenge.

Meme Instructions: Take a wintery picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in Berry's comments and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.
  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I live in Ohio bordering Kentucky. We get snow most years, but not like they do further north. People transplanted from snowier climates snicker at how panicked we get when we're expecting a snowstorm. They all claim we don't know how to drive in the snow which may be true. But those superior northern snow drivers are used to driving on snow where roads lie flat. We're a city of hills, some quite steep. Go ahead Chicagoans! Stop at that red light at the bottom of Ravine Street and hope the bus behind you manages to stop, too!
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – When I think about it it's romantic. Soft sweaters, cuddling under down comforters, hot chocolate with marshmallows, that sort of thing. Reality is different. Scraping car windows, shoveling sidewalks, hoping the ice storm doesn't break limbs off of trees and knock down power lines.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – When my two sons were little I decided we would all learn how to ski. We needed some outdoor activity for the winter. I'm glad I made that decision. The boys are pretty good skiers - one has also taken up snowboarding - while I have always been happy making my way slowly down the green slopes. So to answer the question - no. My biggest goal in skiing was to make sure I knew how to slow down and stop.
  4. What do you like most about this season? – After December I must admit I'm kind of ready for Spring. I like the holidays and I like wearing the cozy sweaters. Hot chocolate is pretty cool, too.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – We're a multicultural family through marriage so we celebrate Christmas and Hannukkah with love and respect for both traditions.
Credits:

FATEplay Scarf - Evans
ISON - oversized wool coat (green)
LeeZu! Yukatan Pants and boots /olive
Tee*fy Turtle Neck Basic Sweater Grey 
TRUTH HAIR Dylan
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Belleza - Leila Med 4 R


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Grandma Roared!

Oh Collabor88! Because of you it's 1929 and my personal stock market just crashed! That's my way of saying the 20's and art deco vintage offerings at August's Collabor88 are irresistible. From flapper hair, clothing, jewelry, and skins to furniture, homes, decor, and poses, I was transported to the roaring 20's with bootleg booze hidden in globes.  The clever globe is by Standby Inc., and a terrific mirror from Art Dummy is my background. Both items are found at Collabor88.

Go with lots and lots of money. You'll want it all.

Credits:

Lamb Hair - Zelda (Mesh) - Snickers (at Collabor88)
[Cynful] The 'Shimmy' Dress (at Collabor88) 
PXL Creations KATE Vintage "Red" makeup (at Collabor88)
Slink Mesh Hands (av)
flowey. heirloom cigarette holder (at Collabor88)
Pose by Flowey (at Collabor88)
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Friday, 14 June 2013

FREEDOM!


I couldn't resist doing this when I heard Strawberry Singh's newest meme was movie posters. I have seen so many fabulous ones and the skill and artistry in Second Life never ceases to amaze me.

Of course I had to do one that had some relevance to me. I was going to do the Secretary but then saw that someone had already done it, so I pondered a while and suddenly it came to me. It was great fun putting this together and it's a movie that's very close to my heart and fills me with patriotic pride. Just hope I don't get hung, drawn and quartered for it.


St Andrews Facepaint - made by my husband
.:EMO-tions:. * WINDBLOWN* /darkbrown
A:S:S - Belt for long-kilt - Brown 
A:S:S - Long-kilt - Plain brown
Al Vulo! MEsh Lashes
Baiastice_Greek Mesh Shirt-sand
Celtic Sword (drag onto yourself) - Library
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eyes
Slink Mesh Hands
Glam Affair - Cleo - India - Clean E


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Beachin


There are a lot of lovely bikinis out there but I found this one from G Field from last year and thought it deserved a picture. I was actually trying to put a look together for this GizzA basket I picked up at the Arcade Gacha when I came across it. I love finding things that I completely forgot I had! You can get the sunglasses from Conspiracy Theory at the Gacha event too.

Like most bloggers, I have a humongous inventory with a ton of clothes I seem to forget about. I think it would be fun to raid it for future blog posts. It's such a shame for it all to hang in there getting all moth balled, plus it would save a lot of Lindens too! (waiting for the stereo typical tight arsed Scot comments)

GizzA - Summer Basket [Aquarium] 
[CT] Cat Glasses - Grey
*GField*[Mesh] Frill Bikini -white-
Slink Aussie Thongs White
TRUTH HAIR Lotus - Blondes04
Glam Affair - Cleo - India - 05 E

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Double Wasabi!



There are two new releases from Wasabi Pills are out at different events today. The first you can grab at The Acrade Gacha Event which starts today, I'm wearing the rare Wild Honey shade and of course there are many different colours up for grabs.


The second style you can get from this months new round at FaMeshed which just opened this morning.

Picture 1

/Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair - (BOOBS) - Wild honey - RARE
coldLogic shirt - yapple.cream 
Glam Affair - Cleo - India - 05 E 


Picture 2

/Wasabi Pills/ Haley Mesh Hair - Ash
coldLogic shirt - yapple.blush
Glam Affair - Cleo - India - 05 E

P.S. Sorry for the raw shots, I am busy running about packing to go on holiday and I'm in a rush!


Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sway's at the Arcade Gacha


And so The Arcade Gacha is almost ready for another round. I hope you've been saving your lindens. Sway has designed lots of these swim rings in a multitude of colours and they are just adorable and fun. I'm going to be missing out on the initial rush with me going away on holiday on Sunday, but gacha event is definitely going to be my first stop when I return!

Sway's Swim Ring [Quack] green 
coldLogic bikini - lake.
/Wasabi Pills/ Sunny Mesh Hair - Black Coffee
Glam Affair - Cleo - India - 05
[glow] Neon 60's glasses Pink


Monday, 8 April 2013

Dolly's 10 SL Firsts Meme

Oh that Strawberry Singh is a nosy parker with her Monday memes!  I love that phrase, nosy parker.  It's so old fashioned, something my grandmother would say.  What she'd say if she ever discovered Second Life, I can't imagine.  It's so easy to be a nosy parker just by following these memes.  On to the agonizing Q and A (agonizing to write mine, quite fun to read everyone elses)!

  1. First SL Friend: There were two, and I don't remember who was first.  Arana Boa who still pops in occasionally, and Malloc Rau who has left SL but not my heart.
  2. First SL Kiss: Oh god, who can remember?
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: I'm going to go with the first one who wasn't simply an experiment in poseball hopping, and that would be with Malloc.  I'd need his help in remembering where.  He was always sentimental about stuff like that and kept the landmarks.
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: The Malloc theme continues.  We really hit it off right away.  I knew he was a keeper when he went home to help out his mom (in RL) when she had surgery.  He kept in touch with me in SL through a dial up modem for a week.  We learned so many things about Second Life together.  I introduced him to prim hair, for example (which he never changed again, ever - men).  After a year of being together we partnered with a ring (which I always forgot to wear which probably annoyed him).  We stayed partnered until RL got too busy for him and he left SL.  He did pop onto SL during this past Christmas holiday to catch up a bit. I so wanted to take him shopping and update his avatar, but he always hated shopping.  We had a nice chat and I showed him mesh trees.
  5. First SL Job: ummmm... like for pay?  LOL  SL is a total money pit for me.  Even though I had a store for awhile it was more of a hobby than a money making venture.  I think I covered my monthly expenditures 10% of the time.
  6. First SL Creation: This one makes me laugh.  I bought a cute little log cabin about my second month in SL.  It had a front porch and needed a step from the ground to the porch.  I had no concept of building things, and neither did Malloc.  A simple rectangular prim would have done the trick, but I shopped for one.  I finally learned a little about building from Ayla's RL husband and then some more from Malloc (who was a natural once we learned how to set down a prim).  To be honest, though, I can't recall what my first build was.  I do recall one of the early builds was deco style pub chair of which I was quite proud at the time.
  7. First Encounter with a Linden:  I met Guy Linden when he was trying to tidy up those little pieces of abandoned mainland.  He sold me everything that abutted my property and showed me the new sims for premium members before they went live.  I still haven't claimed one.  I gave him one of my builds and the whole meeting was very nice.  I do wish Lindens interacted with us residents more. 
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity:  I'm not sure I know any because I'm not clear on what makes someone a SLebrity.  Every subgroup in SL has its rockstars I think.  Maybe it was when I met Van Auster of Post.  We were on the same sim for my first Home & Garden Relay for Life Expo.  I was already a huge fan of his work, and he said something positive about my work that made me weak in the knees.  Then there's Sylva Petrov, who makes all those naughty animations for Sylva's Animation Factory.  We used to roleplay together occasionally, and she even named a naughty animation for me, inspired by roleplay (I'm not telling which one.  Figure it out).  I'd definitely count Strawberry Singh if we'd ever actually met face to face in SL, but we haven't.  I'd better invite her over to tea.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: Aside from the little piece of mainland that I owned for a long time, Claiming Beauty sim was the first I fell in love with.  It was a well designed and attractive medieval immersive roleplay sim (for the time, anyway).  It has changed hands and name since then, but I still live in that digital spot.
  10. First SL Blog Post:  Here is my first solo post HERE.  It wasn't so long ago.  I think my photography has improved since then, but it did make it to Cajsa Lilliehook's What I Like column which was very kind of her and gratifying to me.   
This meme came up just as April Collabor88 started.  My early faves are clearly the Tee*fy sweater and the PXL Creations skin.

Credits:

Tee*fy Rachel Ruffle Sweater Pink Floral  Long (at Collabor88)
[LeLutka]-VIBRATO hair - Praline
{mon tissu} Cuffed Denim Shorts ~ Classic Wash
PXL Creations skin - JADE NAT Berry Makeup {C88 Edition} (at Collabor88)
Poetic Colors eyes - classic gen4 - snow light - medium bright
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Slink Aussie Thongs Rigged Female White
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat
Slink Mesh Hands (av) 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

PXL Creations Coming to Collabor88

I just heard that Hart Larsson from PXL Creations is going to be a guest creator at Collabor88 beginning April 8th. He's introducing his newest skin, Jade, in exclusive makeups.  Gorgeous!

The pose is worth a shout out, too.  I picked it up at Pose Fair from Adorkable, cell phone prop included.

Credits:

PXL Creations JADE NAT Berry Makeup {C88 Edition}
erratic / basics - racerback / lights blue
Mon Tissu Slouchy Sweatshirt ~ Oatmeal
Slink Mesh Hands
Truth Teddy w/Roots - toast
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (True Grey, w3)
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

(See the Taxi Page for SLurls to stores)

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Mermaids' Song


April and I became mermaids yesterday.  She has a real thing for mermaids (and mermen, I suspect).  So when I told her that Celoe and Lelutka had combined to make a line of mermaid - umm - outfits?  accessories? tails? Whatever.  When I told her about Erare, the new mermaid fantasy store, she was ready to shop.  Turns out she had made gorgeous mermaid poses for her store, Alterior Motions, so I snapped a quick pic.  April added a tattoo layer to her mermaid and I put on my EMO-tions hair instead of the hair that comes with the mermaid.  Now all we need is a sailor or two.

Funny aside.  This morning I couldn't log into SL due to rolling restarts and I complained on Plurk.  The beautiful Sylvia Olivier suggested I type Sargasso into my destination box.  I did and arrived in an underwater sim in full mermaid regalia!  So I took another pic.


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Dolly's Second Life Pet Peeves Meme

Oh dear.  Strawberry Singh posted another meme and I don't want to be a chicken and not do this one.  It's about Second Life pet peeves, obviously.  We've all got them.  Some share them with the world at the drop of a hat.  Others (read that me) seldom share peeves because our mothers told us "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Well, sorry Mom.  I'll be nice again tomorrow.  Here are a few of the things that make me want to slap these cuffs on Second Lifers:

GESTURES - I hate them.  I hate the noise, I hate the screen spam.  Occasionally between friends it can be fun, I admit.  But don't talk to me in gestures and expect me to carry on my side of the conversation.

ASKING ME HOW OLD I AM - I'm old enough not to want to answer that question.  I may give a person a pass once.  Ask me again and he's just an asshole (and it's always men who ask).

ONE SIDED ROLEPLAY - Yeah, yeah.  Her Master told her to call all women Mistress and to refer to herself in the third person.  But unless I'm in a roleplay sim where it makes sense it annoys me that she does.  Of course, she might like the handcuffs.

GOING TO CROWDED EVENTS IN LAG INDUCING OUTFITS - I'm not looking at avatars and judging their sense of style at shopping events.  Firestorm has a wonderfully handy derender feature, but Firestorm lags me and I'm usually on V3 (or is it 4?), and I haven't figured out how to derender avatars in it.  Multiple avatars with rendering costs over 100,000 each is laggy to many of us.  Be thoughtful.

 Whew.  I'm stopping here before I slap the cuffs on myself for my intolerance.  Peeves are idiosyncratic bugs and not usually deal breakers.  If you do those things it doesn't mean I won't like you (unless you do all of them - what a nightmare).

On to styling credits.  I got these sunglasses from Pure Poison just the other day and thought, "I'll never be able to put together a look that includes these!"  Now that I've paired them with the Danger pose from Ploom (free at Pose Fair), I love them!

Credits:

The Secret Store - Lua's Cropped Shirt - Grey Block (at FaMeshed)
Cracked Mirror Studded Skirt (grey) (at FaMeshed)
Ploom. Handcuffs and Danger Pose (free at Pose Fair)
Pure Poison - Bad Girl Sunglasses - Silver
Pure Poison - Rock Earrings- Silver - Black
Slink Mesh Hands
LeLutka - POCAHONTAS hair - IrishRed
Belleza - Ava Med Red 0


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Dolly's Seven SL Facts Meme

 I was planning to do a quick post about this gorgeous Adam N Eve Bethany skin, a preview for the Skin Fair, but I happened to see the fabulous Strawberry Singh's blog post called My Seven SL Facts Meme.  It's a great idea and I thought it would be fun to play along.  In Berry's own words, here is the meme:

"The first meme I’m going to start with is the seven SL facts meme. Basically I’m going to share seven facts about my SL avatar or my SLife that may or may not be obvious to all my readers. The only thing I ask is, don’t judge me (or at least just do it quietly in your head)! :P"

So here are seven SL facts about Dolly Baroque:
  1. I read about Second Life in the New York Times in 2007 and thought it might be fun to be a land mogul.  I missed the subtle suggestions of sex being a part of SL - it was the New York Times, after all.  After leaving Orientation Island I quickly learned about the seamier side of SL and dived right in, forgetting all about becoming a rich land mogul. 
  2. Most of my best friends in SL I met while role playing our fantasies in turgid purple prose at a much missed sim called Claiming Beauty.  We had long involved story lines and considered ourselves elite role players.  Ayla, Clay, April, and I are forever friends from our role playing days.  I still chat occasionally with other role play buddies, but my role play days are mostly behind me because of time.  A good role play takes HOURS!
  3. I've met one SL friend in RL, April.  We had a great time, even wearing matching polka dotted swimsuits at the pool.
  4. I built furniture and houses and sold them until mesh took over.  It was more of a hobby than a source of income, but I enjoyed it. Maybe I'll figure out Blender someday.
  5. Ayla had to explain to me what a camel toe was.  Even then it took me awhile to figure out what she meant.  I learned lots and lots of naughty terminology from Ayla.  I'm not sure that's an SL fact or a RL fact, but if it weren't for SL I'd probably never have caught on.
  6. My alt is named Callie.  While I try to be nice and kind, she's a bit of a snot.  Of course she's a blonde, blue eyed princess and never lets anyone forget it.  She's very demanding when I let her out, always begging me for money to update her wardrobe.  Sometimes I say no and she sulks.  All my friends know she's me - well, sort of me.  I do think sometimes our avatars all have a mind of their own.
  7. Oh gosh, last one, hmmm... I guess I'll tell you about my inventory.  I admire all those people who keep tidy inventories.  I chime in to every conversation about inventory management.  My inventory is a mess.  I have a few subfolders for hair, skin, shoes, accessories, furniture, houses and skyboxes, but I'm slow to put things away.  I occasionally go on a deleting purge, but after I get rid of a thousand or so items I'm ready to shop.  The cycle continues.
Now back to the regularly scheduled program:

The Skin Fair opens to the public on March 15th, and I'm looking forward to demoing lots of skins.  More news about Skin Fair can be found HERE.

Credits:

Adam N Eve Skins - Bethany T3 Russet (Skin Fair Preview)
Adam N Eve Skins Bare Inner Eyelid
Dura-Boys&Girls 41(Sienna) (tinted)
League Dipped Feather Earring RoseGold
MANDALA Simple Ears Hutuu
Baiastice Bibbe dress-print blue (at The Arcade Gacha Event)
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Spring Field, w3)
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)


Sunday, 10 March 2013

The Traveler


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."
Jack Kerouac

I was looking for a profound quote about traveling because I'm feeling a little romantic about subject.  My romanticism stems from this amazing Gypsy Caravan by Zigana at The Arcade Gacha Event.  It put me in the mood to travel the vast wilderness - as long as it's not too cold in the vast wilderness, and there are no bears, snakes, tics, mosquitoes or motorcycle gangs.  Bathroom facilities nearby would be nice as well.  Well, in Second Life I can just teleport to a nice hot shower.
  
The accessories were from The Arcade Gacha Event as well - musical instruments from Balaclava!, Wizard of Oz themed items from HandVerk,  a table and tea goodies from Tres Blah.  Just because I'm camping out shouldn't mean I can't throw a nice tea party.

I also love the romantic rosebud skirt and tops from Tee*fy in the March round of Collabor88.  They match my teapot!  The wispy D!va hair is perfection with it.

Wearing:

D!va Hair "Flora" (Type B)(Red amber) 
Tee*fy Elyse Wrapped Tucked Tank  Floral
Tee*fy Estelle Fluffy Skirt Floral
-Belleza- Ava Med Red 0
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Spring Field, w3)
Slink Mesh Hands 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Perfection is the Enemy of Creation


I can't decide.  There is a photo contest for Glam Affair's Amberly skin.  Win, place or lose, photo contests can be lots of fun.  Like blog challenges, they push you to experiment a bit and then to focus on something in particular.  In this case it's a skin that I really love.  I've taken several photos of it.  Though I can submit two photos, I'm not sure which two I like.  Is a SLink hand in the first picture a no no?  Is there enough face in the second one?  Is the third photo a little flat because the shadows are so soft?

More often than I like to admit, my favorite photos happen by surprise. I take lots of pictures from different angles and in different windlight settings.  Some things work, some don't.  I'm not to the point where I can follow a set of procedures and turn out consistent work.  However, I think my skills have improved with experimentation.  I'm not perfect and neither are my photos, but a wise woman once paraphrased Voltaire when she said, "Perfection is the enemy of creation."  Who?  I forget.  I already said I wasn't perfect.

Credits:

Glam Affair Amberly Skin America number 11 and bare

Lelutka Hair Lillian
 PiDiddle Kitty Bow Peep Band (at the Arcade Gacha Event)

Truth Hair London
Remarkable Oblivion Crown

Lelutka Hair Canto (fades)
 LaGyo Beret

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Just a Little Streeeetch...

...and I'll get back to work.  It's a new month and there are events and goodies to blog!  My ultra feminine and sexy dress is from Valentina E. Couture at FaMeshed, and the desk and chair is a rare item from Dig's gacha at The Arcade Gacha Event.  The artwork is from Pilot, not a new release.  I managed to clutter up the desk with various items from my inventory. 

Credits:

Valentina E. - Marilyn Dress Blossom Cherry
TRUTH Hair Savina w/Roots (Mesh) - marmalade
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Lealao Pendant - Short
Gos Boutique - Sophia Peeptoe - Essentials Collection
Glam Affair - Amberly - America Clean Red
Poetic Colors Eyes - classic gen4 - snow light - medium bright 
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Slink Mesh Hands
Pose by the incomparable Del May
 
(See Taxi to Stores Page for SLurls)

Friday, 8 February 2013

Every Woman Needs Something Red

The reason I've gone blonde for this picture isn't all that clear to me, except that I thought this Bilo dress had a vintage Marilyn Monroe sort of feel and the hair color is called Marilyn.  Good enough reason!  The heart shaped handbag from Pure Poison gave me an excuse to wear the red version of my Gos Boutique peep toe pumps (my favorites after Grace).  I wonder if I can keep up the hearts theme until Valentine's Day?

The lonely, barren location used in this and my last post is Bryn Oh's Immersiva.  Viewing a 3D art installation by walking around it in a virtual body is just one of the reasons I love Second Life. 

Credits:

Bilo - Salma dress Black
Bilo - Bali Earrings
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Erzulie's Love Charm - Short - GOLD
Pure Poison - Love Me Bag - Red
Slink Mesh Hands 
Gos Sophia Peeptoe - Essentials Collection
LeLutka - NOOK hair - Marilyn
-Belleza- Ava Med Red 0
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (September Shadow, w3)

Thursday, 31 January 2013

She's Back

Tuli is back on the grid and back in business.  I went to check out the new skins, and perversely said out loud in real life, "oh hell" when I fell in love with this one, Claire.  I just got a new skin I was perfectly happy with a week or so ago!  What can I do but buy the Tuli skin and take a picture?

Each skin comes with three different brow colors and a box full of matte and glossy lipstick tattoos.   Also included are a modifiable shape, a dimples version of the skin, cleavage options and a nail concealer.  There was a beautiful store opening $70 L special of a version of the just the skin, Helena, in dark brows.  I'm not usually a dark eyebrow sort of girl, but I love a bargain and snatched up that one, too.

Credits:

Tuli Skin - Claire / powder (red) :: 07
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Alchemy Charm  Coins - Gold
Truth Laurie - pumpkinpie
Maitreya Mignon Top * Bole S
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Honey Hazel, w3)
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sidewalk Cafe Loafing

This photo just kind of happened, thanks to my coffee obsession.  Usually I like to make sure to show off the clothes, and in this picture you can't even see them well (although, trust me, it's a cute outfit).  But I liked the feel of the picture, thanks to the table, chair and props from What Next.  And my sunglasses from Pure Poison look adorable.  Good enough!

Credits:

YS&YS Simoun Bangles
Truth Lavinia w/Roots - pumpkinpie
coldLogic trouser - kime.khaki
Maitreya Leather Satchel * Lion
Pure Poison - Meira Mesh Sunglasses Gold
Slink Mesh Hands
Auxiliary Mullet - Small  - peach/cocoa
Mon Tissu Skinny Scarf ~ Malay
Belleza Ava Med Red 1
What Next Newspaper, Coffee Cup, Table and Chair with pose
 
(see Taxi page for SLurls)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Belleza Ava

I got Belleza Shyla not too long ago, it seems.  When Ava was released this week I thought - "it won't be that different, I won't be tempted."  So I got the demo.  It was just different enough in a fresh faced way that I had to have it.  It's so me, don't you think?  Ava is all over the blogs right now, deservedly so, and I couldn't resist adding my kudos to the praise.  I'm wearing the version with the least amount of eye makeup, not being a heavy eye makeup wearer as a general rule.  If you buy the mini-fatpack as I did, you get four eye makeups, three eyebrow shades and plenty of matte and glossy lipstick tattoo layers.

Also, check out the mesh ear!  Mandala released a "clean ear" version of mesh ears to wear with my earring collection!  I have the first pierced edition, but I'm not a huge lover of multiple piercings so I'm thrilled to add to my ear collection (only in Second Life would that not sound creepy).

Truth consistently releases gorgeous hair, and this week was no exception.  I love the slightly breezy effect of Brianna.  Don't think I'm taking you for granted Mr. Hawks!  

Lastly, Ayla and I are adding a "taxi" page of SLurls to our favorite stores and events to our blog, instead of to each post.  If you want help with a quick trip to the store for something you've seen on a post, check there!  It's a work in progress and we'll be adding to it as we blog.  

Credits:

Belleza - Ava Med Red 0
Mandala Simple Ears HUTUU
Truth Brianna w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Auxiliary - Vintage Tube Top Copper (at Collabor88)
Deco - Mesh Seaside Earrings and Necklace
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Olive Hazel, w3) L
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Let's Play

Come into my library and take a look at my leather.  Chairs that is.  Dutchie has released an entire mesh grouping - bookcases, lamps, a fireplace, rug, side table, candlestick and even an ancestor to hang over the mantle.  He's there to watch over the adult games that are sure to take place in the sexy chairs designed for the domme or dom roleplayer and their happy victims.  I can't wait to see Clay.  He'll be putty in my hands.  Bwahahaha!

This was the perfect excuse to try out my friend April's Domme poses at Alterior Motions, her adult only animation and pose store.  And yes, the crop is included with the set.  Do I look fierce or what?  I think great grandpa behind me approves.

Credits:

All furniture is from Dutchie's new release
Truth Hair - Rashida w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Baiastice Knee platform stretch boots-suede-coffee
coldLogic dress - jones.coco
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Olive Hazel, w3)
Slink Mesh Hands
Belleza- Ava Med Red 3
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Pose from Alterior Motions