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A Fairy Tale

Fairy Tales 2012

Which Witch

Mia FT1

Mia FT2

Ute

The shoes I am posting today are making me want to burst into song, the problem with that though is that the song is really not appropriate and Aussies will know exactly what I mean and may just snicker. They are the Ute shoes by Baiastice , and their high platform front brandished with a lovely bow make them both pretty and fierce at the same time.

They come in nine colours and are part of the Baiastice release at the Fairy Tales event that is happening at the moment. Fairy Tales is an event put on by the team at Glam Affair and Tableau Vivant, they have invited incredible designers to take part in this two week showcase, and there is even a Fairy Tales 2012 flickr group in which you can share your own pictures of the items to share with others.

The outfit I am wearing is actually a mix of things, some from Fairy Tales and other pieces from much older items. The upper items are all from the Malefic set by Sakide, this truly evil witch outfit is spot on for creativity, there is even a tattoo layer of make up for the skin – not worn – as well as other pieces. But I wanted to utilise the corset and upper portion of the coat to show that it could be worn with other items to create more ease of wear. The corset is a stunner as a separate wearable also.

The Mia skin I am wearing is from Glam Affair, the skin comes with four make up options that are all very lovely. I have added a tattoo layer though around the eyes of this one, so all that elaborate liner is actually from Nuuna’s.

For full fierce effect you cannot go past this incredible faux hawke by LaGyo. It is the Dandelion Hawke, and it is remarkable as an attachment over either a bald head, a shaved hair base – this one is from Wasabi Pills – or even a hairstyle of your choosing, the spikes with flowers on the ends really add a touch of runway to the look. The other amazing LaGyo item available at Fairy Tales are the Alice Earrings. They are amazingly detailed and have lots of options for colours of stones and the metal, you can change them with a click and a drop down menu, they fit me really well I just had to move them out a little bit.

Make sure you do not miss this wonderful collection of Fairy Tale inspired items at this event, more to come I assure you.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Adorkable Poses 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Mia Fairy Tales – Glam Affair @ Fairy Tales Event 

Nuunas Tattoo – V4.8

Hair:

Shaved Hairbase  from Teeloh Hair – Wasabi Pills

Clothes:

parts of  Malefic Set – Sakide @ Fairy Tales Event 

Puff shorts from poof set – Maiiki @ Maitreya 

Shoes/Boots:

Ute Shoes – Baiastice @ Fairy Tales Event

Accessories:

Dandelion Hawke, Alice Earrings, Macarons RingLaGyo @ Fairy Tales Event

Classic Nails – Izzies 

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Breast Ever

Pinky

Treegirl2

Treegirl5

Treegirl4

Treegirl3

Mused Breasts HUD

Treegirl7

Treegirl6

 

Got Milk ? I have apparently, but that is something I will leave for the end.

Elymode is a fantastic store for beautiful clothing and provocative fashion. Elysium has upped that to dizzying heights now with the new addition of Implant Applications to some of her previous releases. If you have never tried add on breasts, well this is your opportunity to do so with beautiful clothing as the end goal. There are many out there, and at one time or another I think I have tried them all, the latest I have encountered are the Mused ones, and these are the ones that Elymode has designed her add ons around. The appliers for Mused though do work with many of the other implants so you are most likely going to find that if you already have breasts you are covered – pun pun pun.

The appliers are so easy to use too, you just have to wear it and it removes itself and your breasts are instantly covered with the fabric that matches the item you are wearing. So simple and easy, you just need to be sure you have on the shirt layer option on the breasts activated at the time, but that is as easy as a button press.

Elymode Mused Implant Appliers are actually now INCLUDED with the clothing they are intended for, no additional cost, the other exciting thing is that if you have ever purchased the items they are made for you can UPDATE FREE ! by visiting the store and choosing the redelivery option for those items, or if you purchased from Marketplace, find your transaction on the MP website, and then send the info to Elysium Eilde in world. To know which items have the implants there is a great little graphic on the vendor ads.

Also so that you can tell if they will fit breasts you already have, you can grab demos at the store or on Marketplace by searching Elymode and using the newest first option, or click HERE. Then you can try them on in the privacy of your own home.

I love how the new options look, they definitely add something to the whole outfit, and it definitely goes to show that wearing them can be really tasteful depending on how and what you wear them with. You also have the options of resizing the breasts to sizes like I have on now, which would be around 70-80 on a regular slider, or even larger, the choice is yours. There may be some difference in the way the textures sit when making them larger, but as they are modify you can play around with that yourself- just be sure to make a copy of your breasts before you do any changes to them.

As much as I love flaunting my assets this way, it is the Meli top, the adorable one with the bow, that is just awesome with implants, so cute and sexy at the same time. The matching panties and bloomers are tonnes of fun to wear, and as I said these implants are just an included extra now, the items look fabulous with or without. Elysium has future releases planned with these and I am excited and very eager to see them, so is my partner lol.

The shoes I am wearing in these pics are from Mon Tissu, the latest mesh release called OpenWork Wedges. First impression of these shoes was OMG someone took nurse shoes and made them super hot. No seriously the front the way they lace up is just so prim and proper, but the cut outs and the wedge heel just add that little touch of summer sexy to the mix, I love them. The colours are great too, enough to cover all outfit combos for summer and beyond.

All the hairstyles I am wearing are perfect for this kind of look, I was actually so excited to see Aphrodite by LeLutka as it was flared out in that area, and a perfect fit. Also the Ploom Flint hair fit perfectly over the size I have mine at. Styles like the Call Me by Exile bringing the hair back works especially well, no moving needed at all, so for much larger sizes this would be a definite must have.

Now about the Mused Full Breasts, they are so pretty, they have an incredible amount of options for matching to so many skin types and tones…as well as clothing layers and little additions that definitely make them different from the other breasts on the market. The difference is that they are set up for a game of COW, ok seriously no kidding, as Elysium said ‘ _______________________________” lol I would never tell :P.  But there are all sorts of features and some kind of group game thing you can get into, or you just wear them because they really are stunning breasts. You can get demos at their mainstore, or just buy them on MP. There are also all sorts of great additional features for making sure your skins match perfectly. More info HERE.

 

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : Marukin  & Behaviour  Body Poses

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Jen Skin – League 

Hair:

Kiss Me – Exile 

Aphrodite – LeLutka 

Flint , Bria – Ploom

Clothes:

Meli Bloomers, Meli Panties,  Meli Top (with implant appliers) , Ava Top (with implant appliers), Ava Skirt , Outono top (with implant appliers), Facil Skirt, Nelle Sweater Dress (with implant appliers) –  Elymode

Shoes/Boots:

OpenWork Wedges – Mon Tissu

Accessories:

Mused Full Breasts – Mused 

Classic Nails – Izzies 

 

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Hair Fair 2012 – Photo Contest, Bandana Day, Demo Group

Bandana Day 2012 poster

Hair Fair Photo Contest Signage

Hair Fair 2012 is almost a month away, but as every year the month leading up to the event is full of activity. Not just the hair creators involved busily creating incredible styles that will be released, or any of the other behind the scenes things. It is the two big events that happen every year.

In 2008 we came up with the Hair Fair Photo Contest, it was originally an “Homage to Hair Creators” we did actually ask for not only a picture, but also we wanted to hear about how the wearers felt about the style, the creator and other things they would think of in writing…this was difficult for some due to language restrictions, so we changed it so that everyone would feel comfortable entering. Each year the entries have been wonderful and this years collection so far is great.

The theme is Freedom, and we felt that it would mean people could represent through their hair and images what that means to them. I for one feel that hair in SL gives us the freedom to be who we want to be, be as wild and creative or as demure and classically elegant as we choose, and that it can all change in seconds and create a whole new look. If you were to wear a basic black outfit, skirt or pants, top or dress it wouldn’t really matter, but something   simple…then changed your hair, you would definitely see such different parts of you appear.

I hope you consider entering, you can enter up to 8 images, and they do not have to have fancy photoshop/gimp etc techniques or be all about new hair etc. The Prizes are incredible, we have so many generous contributors who have offered prizes, so the winners will get a selection from the prize pool, and then 7 runners up will get VIP Early Access to Hair Fair 2012. All the winners will be shown at Hair Fair on each sim, as we do every year, so you have until June 30th to get your entries in, and if you have any questions just contact Sasy Scarborough or Ashia Tomsen .

Prize Contributors :

Adorkable Poses
Alli&Ali Designs
Argrace
Calico Ingmann Creations
ChiChickie!
Damselfly Salon
DCNY Fashion
Decoy
Discord Designs
EMO-tions
Entente
Exile
Hairoin
HCT
HINAKO
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Ison
KMADD
LaGyo
League
Lelutka
L+N Signature
Loovus Dzevavor
Mina Hair
Mons
Nikita Fride
Nushru
Ploom Hair,Skin and Poses
Tameless Hair And Avatars
Tekeli-li! Dark Artistry 
Urban Lutz Hair Creator
Vanity Hair 
VR Foundry – VR Studio Posestand/Hud
WWinx Home & Garden 
Zibska

 

Now about Bandana Day 

In 2007 two weeks before Hair Fair was about to start I IM’d Six Kennedy and told her about Bandana Day, an event held in Australia that raises money for children with Cancer. That they sell bandanas for people to wear on that day, and also many people shave their heads to raise money to donate as well… the stories you see about that are always so wonderful. I know of a guy that worked in a bar in Sydney who had really long hair and beard, and they challenged him to do it, and he said that he would only do it if they raised a certain amount of money, because if he was going to do so, then the kids sure as hell were going to benefit from it…it was beautiful to see those strands of hair fall to the floor, they ended up raising much more than what he had originally declared as the amount.

I had remembered that Elika of then ETD had once had a hair she sold for rfl that actually had a bandana on it, and knew that the look was exactly what was needed, so suggested to Six that she should ask her and so on. Well Six said it was a great idea and that I should take care of it, and that is how Bandana Day and Hair Fair became one. That first year I was so excited by how many people sent in bandanas to sell, and I actually stood at the table I had them set out at the whole time I was online, because it was just so amazing to be part of all that excitement. Since then we have had Bandanas on all the sims for Hair Fair , and little things have been added, such as now the bandana is sculpted – thanks to Damien Fate for creating it – and also we now ask that the people that create them include a notecard sharing why they are doing so – if they want to, and if there is a reason that is more personal to them – each year it takes me longer to set up than it should because the notecards make me cry, but it is always such an incredible part of  Hair Fair as a whole.

People contact me leading up to it, and ask all sorts of questions, they arrange parties where they let their friends know to go and buy them and then come back for a big bash, they do their own fundraising at the events and then donate that money to Hair Fair for Wigs for Kids, and all of it is really amazing, and then when it is Bandana Day on the last day of Hair Fair – this year 29th July – where everyone takes off their hair to show they care, and wears them with pride, my heart swells looking at the feeds and seeing blog posts where bloggers are wearing their Bandanas they have purchased.

If you want a kit to create your own Bandana to be then sold to raise money for Wigs for Kids, the kit is available by IMing me – Sasy Scarborough – in world, even if you are unsure get one anyway and play with it, then if you are happy with the result all the info is in the kit. You can google and flickr search for past Bandanas and see all the great and fun looks people have achieved with their bandanas.

The reason we do everything we do for Hair Fair is to help Children through the Charity Wigs for Kids. You can see their mission, their history and all the great things they do on their website.

Every person knows what it is like to be a child, and the idea that through Hair Fair every year we can change even one child’s life in such a way as they do through Wigs for Kids, is enough incentive for all of us to do as much as we can. I hope everyone joins us this year, spreads the word and does all they can to help us raise funds for this Charity.

All of the participants are donating 15% of EVERY purchase at the event…so every purchase you make goes to helping a child.

The Hair Fair Demo Group will also be sending the hairstyles the day before the event opens to the public, so be sure to remember to join that, and spread the word so everyone can get to Hair Fair with their shopping lists ready.

 

Thank You

Ashia Tomsen

Gabby Panacek

Mel Vanbeeck

Sasy Scarborough

Whimsy Winx

Hair Fair 2012 Join Us banner

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Blogger Carnival – SL9 Birthday Event

Blogger Carnival

Photoscape Tutorial 1

Photoscape Tutorial 2

Click HERE to watch the Tutorial

 

So a week or so ago I got an IM from the lovely Cajsa Lilliehook of It’s Only Fashion. In the IM she asked me if I could join her and some other incredible bloggers that would be contributing to her exhibition space at this years SL9 Birthday Celebration.

Whimsy and I try and go to the Birthdays every year, and every year I wish I had known early enough to get something together to do, of course I never know what I want to do, but it is just so resident community focused and I love it. But this year I get to be part of it thanks to Cajsa.

She asked if I could do a tutorial on an alternative to Photoshop, and I have been meaning to do one on Photoscape for a long time now, because I try and convince Gidge Uriza – also of It’s Only Fashion – to use it all the time, and now have finally taken the time to do it. I did first do a voice version, but with all the editing it ended up sounding like I was filming it with the flu and at different recording times and oh my goodness the volume was insane. So I scrapped that and went with a non voiced version instead – lucky you.

You will find other incredible alternatives to Photoshop on their website, and you just have to visit their exhibit they have set up, the celebration starts on Monday. So I hope you will all visit and see the incredible work that Cajsa has put into getting this together with other displays from fabulous people.

Thank you Cajsa for asking me to be part of the Blogger Carnival.

 

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Belle of the Party

Belle of the Party

Margot

Chic 2 Event Location

I have mentioned previously that Chic Management is celebrating its 2nd Birthday at this time, with a wonderful event, that has booths that are so pretty and fun. If you look at it from a celebration prospective, you can convince yourself it is a three tiered cake of yummyness. The Chic2 celebration is on until late June so you still have plenty of time to attend.

Today LeLutka released three beautiful hairstyles based on Princesses we are familiar with, more so than the British Royals. Aurora, Ariel and Belle are the three new styles, and following up the Greek Goddess Theme, Princesses were the natural progression…cannot wait for the next one either. I am wearing Belle in this post, with the additional tail piece, which can be worn or not depending on your mood, but also looks fabulous with Athena last weeks Grecian Updo. So definitely more bang for your buck.

I am wearing one of the special skins created for the Chic 2 event by Glam Affair, the make up I chose is this wonderful bright pink, with a lovely complexion and seductive eye make up. The skins is fun to wear with casual looks, but also can be dressed up to the nines as well.

Another item from Chic 2 is this dress by Tomoto, while it definitely has a goth lolita kind of thing going on in the black version, the other colours just make for an adorably pretty girly dress. I like the idea of wearing it with chunky kick bottom boots, or stunning high heels, but these New rigged mesh ballerina slipper add ons for the SLink mesh rigged bare feet were just a perfect choice for fluttering about for the day or night.

They come in ten colours, and as mentioned they are an add on for the rigged bare feet you can also purchase at SLink. The new add on ideas are great fun, but also for those of us that tend to walk around a lot with no shoes on, we just have to remove or put on the add ons, and will always have on the fabulous bare feet.

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by : oOo Studio 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Mia Natural Disco A 03 – Glam Affair @ Chic2 Event 

Hair:

Belle – LeLutka 

Clothes:

Delice – Tomoto @ Chic2 Event

Shoes/Boots:

Margot Ballet ( ADD ON ) Slippers , Mesh Bare Feet Rigged – SLink 

Accessories:

Love Rocker set – Maxi’s

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Pirate

Pirate2

Pirate3

Mait6

Mait5

Mait2a

Mait4

Mait3

Mait13

Mait14

Mait15

A big Happy 2nd Birthday to Chic Management, who are celebrating with a big event Chic2 with many incredible designers, and the most adorable booths set up in a circular setting three levels high. While you are there you can also check out some lovely statements made by people about Chic Management and their relationships over the years.

More mesh delights today, with the big release from Maitreya.

IMPORTANT : before I start going on and on, I wanted to mention that the NEW items have a NEW Size added, there is now a S + option for those that are still small, but have larger breasts, so that you do not have to size up. So be sure to demo if you haven’t fit in the past.

I remember when mesh first came about a few people all wanted the elongated tube tops from Maitreya that were originally released in sculpts to be done in mesh. While that hasn’t happened, this is close enough. A definitely boho edge to the release, with these Cupio tops with the beautiful beaded halter ties strung on leather. I think the colours pack is so cute that the beading is more quirky and colourful for those. The tops look wonderful with the new flare jeans, so 70’s inspired and just beautiful, I am secretly jonesing for a pair with patches.

The Mignon dress is gorgeous, it has an air of being effortlessly thrown together, which is exactly what boho fashion is like. I like both prints a lot, but the stripes are definitely my firm favourite of the two. I even teamed the dress up with the jeans, and love the look so much, but alas you can’t wear with the mesh jeans as they do go through the dress in places, so I went with texture based jeans instead, and the rolled up skinny jeans also from Maitreya are definitely beachy keen.

The other surprise with this release, a surprise to me anyway, is that there is hair, and hat hair no less. Maitreya has always made divine hat hair styles, and this one is just beautiful, with the occasional stray strand trying to escape from underneath the wide brim floppy hat. The hat works with a HUD so you can change the texture of the hat, as well as the band. The bag is divine, big and  suede and just enough colour to really brighten up your summer, the size is definitely a win, but also that there are three different options of how to hold them…very cool.

The skin I am wearing in this post is by Leafy, and part of the Skin Addiction Showcase event. I really like the pouty full lips and the really adorable nose on this skin, so pretty and the tones are just wonderful. There is cleavage and teeth options with the skin too, so be sure to demo demo demo.

The platform I am posing next to and on is from Headhunters Island, if you have never been there for their prefabs, furniture and other incredible tropical themed items, you are missing out. The poses I am using are all FROOTI poses, and are the release for the Chic 2 event, so you can get them there when you go.

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

(M) = Mesh

Poses by :

Frooti @ Chic2 Event 

Pirates Platform – Headhunters Island

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Sapphire – Sunkissed – Liner – Leafy @ Skin Addiction Showcase Event

Hair:

Siobhan Hat/Hair (M) , Piper II, – Maitreya 

Athena Hair (M) , Aphrodite (M) – LeLutka 

Clothes:

Mignon Dress (M) , Flare Jeans (M) , Cupio Top (M) , rolled skinny jeans  – Maitreya

Shoes/Boots:

Ixkin Heels , FLip Flops – Maitreya Gold

Accessories:

Shopper Leather Tote – Maitreya 

Classic NailsIzzies 

Roho Rings & Earrings , Seahorse Necklace (M) – Maxi’s 

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Up in the Air – Collabor88/May

Hammock2

Hammock

More summery goodness in the form of not only this beautiful mesh bikinis from Baiastice, but also this amazing mesh hammock by Cheeky Pea that is at Collabor88 right now until the 7th, so don’t miss out on the great price for this beautiful item.

The Lilith Hammock is really fun , not only does it have great singles poses, but also has a really nice swinging motion that is optional with a click. I do also really like that it comes without trees or posts, because then you can just add it to your own area, whether it be a veranda, or a set of palms etc, the choice is yours. the cushions are editable so you can re-position them if needed depending on the pose you use, and the settings for the poses come in a drop down menu that you can adjust so that your  parts don’t go through the hammock or cushions. This is definitely a must have not only for great pic taking opportunities, but also for making the upcoming warmer months very relaxing.

The shechy bikini by Baiastice is a really pretty bikini, with choice of either floral print or solid colours. The great bottoms are actually bottom covering, so that is a plus if you are not into g-string styles. The swimwear comes in standard sizing, so make sure and try all the demos. One thing I have noticed with many tops that focus on the breast area is that changing your cleavage and buoyancy can actually help them fit a lot better than just changing your size.

The beautiful skin I am wearing is a release by sYs that is featured at Skin Addiction Showcase at the moment. I really love the soft features of the face, it is a really nice skin to wear for clean fresh and outdoorsy looks.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by :   

Lilith Hammock (M) –  Cheeky Pea@ Collabor88/May

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Kelis Skin – SyS @ Skin Addiction Showcase 

Hair:

Kiss Me (M) – Exile 

Clothes:

Shechy Bikini (M) – Baiastice 

Shoes/Boots:

Barefeet (M) – Slink 

Accessories:

 

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Head for the Hills – FaMESHed/June & Chic2

Fam3

Ilena

Zuma

Whimsy and I spent a luxurious day by the pool today. With the help of some lovely poses set within this magnificant swimming pool that is part of the Zuma Hills Mesh house from Trompe Loeil. This house as Whimsy says, is like a Barbie Dream Home, once she removed most of the pink – for the lovers of pink and purple though, there is still enough to keep you happy. I added the New Hampton Garden Mesh setting of wrought iron table and chairs to the pool area…this is an actual sneak peak at the upcoming Chic 2 Birthday event item from What Next. So many seating options for both men and women, but I did use my VR Hud Library to use a Maitreya sit pose, as I wanted to really focus on the swimsuit and feet in the picture.

The feet being because of the new ADD ON sandals called Ilena that SLink has just released to go with their rigged mesh bare feet. You just wear your feet first, and then add your sandals and you are ready for the beach, or any summery looking adventures. They are a beautiful sleek version of a gladiator sandal, and the thin leather straps are just lovely, and with them being rigged mesh, the feet and sandals move with your own foots movement…very cool for more realistic looks.

The swimsuits we are wearing in the pic are from One Bad Pixel, these ring bikinis are tie-dyed fabric with great splashes of colour throughout, they are at this months FaMESHed event, so be sure to go there for them. Not only am I a big fan of the ring and string bikini look, but the great string ties on the side, make them look even more realistic – yay mesh.

In this picture and the one I am in on Whimsy’s Blog I am wearing two of the three new styles from Exile, the london rain bun style is gorgeous…you have to try it in person, because even I expected a very different style from the ad pic. The bun is definitely higher and more piled upon than the pic indicates, so this is a must for bun lovers, for casual, dressy or even formal do’s. The catwalk style is a great high pony, with the hair cascading down one side, and the hairline on this style – and for that matter all Exile hair – is just super. DEMO DEMO DEMO.

Don’t forget to go to Whimsy’s Blog at Virtually Dressed to see her post coming soon.

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by :

Maitreya, MiaMai & Zambooki Poses 

Furniture & House : 

Zuma Hills – Trompe Loeil
Hampton Garden Set – What Next @ Chic 2 Event 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League @ Skin Addiction Showcase Event

Hair:

London Rain & Catwalk ( worn @ Virtually Dressed Blog ) – Exile

 Clothes:

Ring Bikini – One Bad Pixel @ FaMESHed/June

Shoes/Boots:

Barefeet Mesh Rigged * Ilena Sandals ( add on to barefeet) – SLink 

 Accessories:

Ray Peepers – Miel 

Classic Nails – Izzies

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Carna Carnelian – FaMESHed June

Fam

Fam2

FaMESHed Logo

It is the second round of FaMESHed a monthly all Mesh event. The list of stores is a very broad range of Mesh creators, ranging in items from accessories to furnishings and clothing and hair in between. You can get more info HERE or just teleport over and shop lots.

One of the stores featured today is Fanatik, a few of you will know of Fanatik from Sticky Fingers, but it has now become one store under the Fanatik label, so the necklace I am wearing is an older release, with the newer Jumpsuit in black that is at FaMESHed – other colours in the mainstore. I am also wearing their biker earrings which are just glorious.

The skirt is from a new to me designer Nyu, their satin skirt is very nice, and it comes in an assortment of sizes, I am wearing size 2 so be sure to try on the demos available. The other new to me brand is HANDverk who made these wonderful leather and carnelian jewelry…the necklace is a stunning piece, and would make a beautiful addition to not only classy looks like this one, but also more formal looks.

The two beautiful mesh hairstyles I am wearing are Demeter from Lelutka which has a great rose on the side, and texture change bands and rose…you can even turn the rose off and just keep the bands. The Claire hair from Wasabi Pills is a striking asymmetrical style, I did have to stretch the hat just a smidge to get the bangs inside of it, but it all works well, with or without the hat looks wise.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.
Poses by : Lost Angel Poses
Equipment Used:
VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck
Eyes:
Ellis – LeLutka
Lashes:
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Skin Worn:
Isla Deep Smoke – League @ Skin Addiction Showcase event
Teeth Alpha & Hair Base – LeLutka
Hair:
Demeter – Lelutka 
Claire – Wasabi Pills @ FaMESHed/June
Clothes:
Strapless jumpsuit – Fanatik @ FaMESHed/June
Satin Skirt – Nyu @ FaMESHed/June
Babytux Bra – One Bad Pixel
Shoes/Boots:
Classic Pumps – Fanatik 
Accessories:
Norma Clutch, Nile Hat – Celoe 
Beaded Leather Earrings & Necklace – HANDverk @ FaMESHed/June
Beaded wrap necklace, Biker Necklace – Fanatik 
Classic Nails – Izzies 

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For Ximena and the World

Over the years I have easily spoken to hundreds of Fashion Bloggers, sometimes only for a few moments answering a question, and sometimes they don’t get away so easily. “One” of the things that stands out for me, from blogger to blogger, is whether they talk on their posts or not. It is interesting to me, why someone would choose to not communicate their thoughts on an item, or items, places, experiences etc…but rather just show a picture and credit the stores.

A few times I have just asked, more so because little hints as to why come through in the IM, and I am really asking for validation to my guess. The guess is 99% of the time that English is not their first language, and that they struggle sometimes with communicating even in IM. Often they apologise, and that really saddens me, because I am as much a guest in their country, as they are in mine – virtually speaking.

Lately though I have gone a step further than just asking – ok not exactly lately, I always have an opinion about something – but have urged and hopefully encouraged fellow Fashion Bloggers to blog in their native language, to share their experiences in Second Life, the things they learn, the tips and tricks they can advise on, that may just help others from their own country understand Second Life a little better.

“English speaking only” is not a rule, and if it was I would make up a language just to break it, because that would be disgraceful. The reason I started blogging was to share, to communicate what I was learning with others, because one random thing you say on a blog, could just completely change someones experiences here for the positive, and those that can share those bits of information in their native tongue, can spread that information so much further, helping not only the community of Second Life, but also the future residents.

I can only imagine how many people from all over the world have seen images of Second Life, and then only seen information on it in English, that may think it would be difficult for them to be here. Maybe at first it could be, until they find their way, I am not saying everything will be simple, but it can be made easier with a little help from those that have the tools to share via their blogs/websites and so on.

It can also help expand peoples Second Life experiences, and give people more information about events, and fundraising efforts that are part of the year all over the grid, if that information is not shared in as many languages as possible, then people are missing out on incredible experiences, as well as the chance to even participate in them.

English readers can translate blog posts done in other languages, as easily as right clicking their browser page and choosing that option, sometimes the translation is not great, but in a lot of cases easy enough to follow the gist of what is being communicated. I myself, want to see more bloggers speak in their native tongue, I want to see the ones that don’t say anything out of fear to do so, say as much as they want to. I want to show the world that Second Life is a second life for EVERYONE.

If you search languages in the Second Life Wiki there is a lot of random information, but also a page that unfortunately hasn’t been updated since 2009 that allows people to add their names under the languages that they speak.

I had a conversation with a Fashion Blogger two days ago, and it went exactly as I said up top…yesterday I logged in to an offline from her with a link. I was so happy, I have even read her blog post out to Mel, and grinned huge the whole time, because she shared, she wrote beautifully in her native language, and yes google made it a bit mixed up, but I understood what she was saying, I could read her passion in her words, and I am so happy and excited that she will continue to do this now. Ximena McAndrews posts often, and not all posts will always have words other than credits, but in only two days she has done posts where she does talk, and she LAUGHS and that was for me the most awesome part of all of it, she is sharing her joy…please share yours ♥

 

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