Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Duet

There's been a lot of celebrating the anniversary of the original Woodstock this week. Max Yasgur said it best,
"... the important thing that you’ve proven to the world is that a half a million kids — and I call you kids because
I have children that are older than you are — a half million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music, and I – God Bless You for it!”


The dream is still there for many of us. Time to dust it off and make it real again. "Come on people, now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together. Time to Love one another right now!"


Hair ~ Truth Cheri
Head ~ Lelutka Simone Bento 3.0
Skin ~ Glam Affair default skin for Simone head and Maitreya body
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ NyDesign Summer Dreaming jeans skirt and strap top (strap panties not shown) [12 colors, 12 patterns / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Book of the Dead [Black or brown with gold, silver or black sigils] **
Poses ~ SamPoses Duet & Sing to Me [sold separately] pose stands with guitar and bird props *

*Available @ Square1
** Available @ Lovecraft Festival

LINKS / FEEDS
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Grid Syndicate
SL Bloggers
SL Feed Plus
Second Life FEED
Chic Shopping
Designer Showcase
Dark Passions Events
FB&DG

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wet and Wild


Hair ~ Truth Kare VIP gift
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Avada Amaria Muscade Catwa bento applier [10 shades / skin appliers available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] **
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Trashed Jasmine Swimsuit [14 colors / Classic, Belleza, Ebody, Maitreya, Slink, TMP]
Jewelry ~ Chop Zuey Shadow of Iris choker and bracelets [10 jewel colors in hud ]**
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Book of the Dead ***

*Available @ Square1
** Available @ Designer Showcase
*** Available @ Lovefest




LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr
Grid Syndicate
SL Bloggers
SL Feed Plus
Second Life FEED
Chic Shopping
Designer Showcase
Dark Passions Events
FB&DG

Pictures ~ Chiaroscuro Water Slide
Dark Passions, Square1, Designer Showcase

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tropical Treasures


When I put together an outfit, I usually start with the clothes and add the accessories. In this case, I did it the other way around. I love this jewelry from Chop Zuey! The rich, weighty pieces just scream "pirate treasure". There is a skull in the center of each of the crosses. The jet cabochons, pearls and accent jewels combine with the antique gold to make pieces that can be dressed up or down as desired.


I paired it with the Abianne outfit by Evolve. The blue version reminded me of a cool tropical pool deep in the jungle, so of course I chose to do this blog shoot in the jungle section of Fantasy Gay Pride. There's a nice pool here with a water fall and a very interesting statue nearby that you might want to check out.
Fantasy Gay Pride 2017 opens August 24. I'll be telling you a lot more about it in the next couple of weeks.

DP Koffin Nails Moroccan Chic in gold and teal and Isla Heels from DE Boutique finish the look.

Hair ~ NYNE Livia Hair [available in 8 color collections] *
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Avada Amaria Muscade Catwa bento applier [10 shades / skin appliers available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] **
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Evolve Abianne Outfit [4 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] **
Jewelry ~ Chop Zuey Shadow of Iris choker, bracelets, 3 earring styles [10 jewel colors in hud ]**
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Moroccan Chic [9 colors with gold or silver / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] EXCLUSIVE @ Genre ***
Shoes ~ DE Boutique Isla Heels[20 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] **
Poses ~ WetCat Summer Sun Set*

*Available @ Square1
**Available @ Designer Showcase
*** Available @ Genre

LINKS / FEEDS
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SL Feed Plus
Second Life FEED
Chic Shopping
Designer Showcase
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FB&DG


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Farewell to Babylon


While RL just keeps getting crazier and crazier, many of us find solace in SL. We come to rely upon certain people and places that we can only reach by logging into this wonderful alternate reality.
Unfortunately, one of the long-standing institutions of SL passed quietly into the waves this week.
We sent Provincetown on its way in the same way it appeared so long ago, with a beach party.


Provincetown and Babylon had been a mainstay in SL for eleven years. The oldest gay sim in SL is now only a memory of friendly people, laughter, dancing, rogue trivia balls, true caring and people working together to make the world a better place.
We will miss it.


For many of us, going to Babylon to hang with friends was a weekly, if not daily habit. We've laughed together, cried together, become more politically aware, fought prejudice, hunger, cancer and other faceless terrors that impact people's lives and generally just felt at home in Provincetown. Thanks to Dill, Gettie, Krysis, Mirah and all the others who made it possible for the rest of us to enjoy the  Babylon lifestyle for so long. We wish you well and we'll see you around the grid because we know you'll find other ways of making the world a better place.



Hair ~ eXxeSs Citron
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Glam Affair Amira Jamaica
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Prism Seaside Fade top and jeans Driftwood [Available separately in 8 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *

*Available @ Designer Showcase

I blatantly stole the top picture from Gettie and Dillon's photostream. I hope they don't mind.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Feeding a Smile


I stopped in at Octopussy to hear one of my favorite singers perform. Lisa Brune was lending her dulcet French voice to Feed a Smile. Lisa is one of the sweetest and most generous people I know. She was the first singer to ask me to hostess for her way back when we were both very new at the SL music business.
Together we muddled through a Christmas charity concert for RFL and I've loved her ever since.  She continues to support all sorts of worthy causes in SL, such as Feed a Smile.

Feed a Smile is the SL link to a RL German charity and chances are, one or more of your favorite singers does concerts for it from time to time. Please click the LINK and read about the good work they do.


The notice said "formal", so I selected the Angie outfit from Shoenique Designs. This is quite a simple outfit: a neck closed jacket with a plain skirt. The rich textures are what make it outstanding!
The open front accentuates the cleavage and is barely held by the pearl brooch. Satin skirt and matching shoes finish the outfit.


I'm using yet another shade of the Avada Amaria collection, available this month @ Designer Showcase. These Catwa head and skin appliers are so well done, I've used four of the ten available shades in my recent blogs. Today's skin is called Bronzant and I'm wearing the non-cleavage version with my own shape and without any additional makeup .

I'm  showing Lorna's Leaves from DP Koffin Nails, which I absolutely love! They're so well done and the textures are so rich that I really don't need to wear any jewelry on my hands. The nails are quite enough!
Hair ~ Truth Kare VIP gift
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Avada Amaria Noisette Catwa bento applier [10 shades / skin appliers available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Shoenique Angie [Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Shoes ~ Shoenique Angie Red Strapppy Heels
Nails ~ Dark Passions Koffin Nails Lorna's Leaves [2 golds, 4 silvers for manicure and pedicure / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] @ Mesh Bodys Addicts Fair

*Available @ Designer Showcase


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dreams Can Come True


As I was preparing the Boom Pony Warehouse for the Monday night shows, I couldn't help wondering what it would be like to be up there on the stage, rather than in the audience. I grabbed a microphone and sang my little heart out. Luckily I didn't have voice on... I would have scared somebody!

I decided to leave the singing to those who know how to do it, like Voodoo Shilton and TwinGhost, who were performing Monday. Music @ the Boom Warehouse every other Monday ~ check the SL Events calendar.


At least I look like I know what I'm doing thanks to a couple of the designers @ Designer Showcase for August.

I'm wearing Inez from Hilly Haanlan. Inez is a full set complete with jewelry, shoes, clutch and glasses.
The Inez top is also available separately in a hud driven fat pack. Gray stripe shown below.

Hair ~ Blues Heather fades
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Avada Amaria Carameli Catwa bento applier [10 colors available / skin appliers available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Hilly Haanlan Inez Outfit [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Inez top [15 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP, Tonic] *
Shoes ~ included in the Inez Outfit

*Available @ Designer Showcase



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Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com
Second Life FEED ~ http://secondlife-feed.blogspot.it/
Chic Shopping ~ http://free-chic-shopping-secondlife.blogspot.it/



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Square1 August 8 ~ 31

The August collection opened today @ Square1. August brings some favorites from last month as well as new items like the sports set from Emerald Couture shown here. A mix of poses, clothing, hair and gacha items make SQ1 a fun place to visit. I decided I'd just practice my b-ball on the courtyard outside the main mall.


Hair ~ Doe Vicky Gingers
Head ~ Catwa Catya V2.10
Skin ~ Wow Roberta dark tan
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Emerald Couture Bball Sport tank & shorts black [Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *

*Available @ Square1






Shoes ~ Shoe Ddiction Bball Sport [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP, Tonic] I had some issues with the Maitreya shoes in this collection, but I found by playing with the different brands included that the TMP ones worked just fine with my Maitreya flat feet- problem solved! *
Tattoo ~ Sn@tch Filigree Sternum Tattoos




LINKS / FEEDS
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Second Life FEED ~ http://secondlife-feed.blogspot.it/
Chic Shopping ~ http://free-chic-shopping-secondlife.blogspot.it/

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Designer Showcase August 5 ~ 31

Are you having a fun summer? Want more fun? Visit Designer Showcase for the August collection of really fun clothing and other items like this outfit from FurtaCor that includes the jet ski!

I'm wearing the wonderful Amaria skin from Avada, which is designed for Catwa bento heads. Amaria is available in 10 colors from a pale cream to a rich chocolate. Skin appliers for the major mesh bodies are also available, with and without nipples or cleavage. I'm wearing the Nougat skin, just as it comes from the box with no additional makeup and using the Catwa shape that came with the skin.




Hair ~ Truth Zoya
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Avada Amaria Nougat Catwa bento applier [10 colors available /  skin appliers available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ FurtaCor Loulou Set top, panties, sandals. Bag (not shown) and jetski are included. [10 prints, 9 solids for top and panties, 10 leather colors for sandals / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *


*Available @ Designer Showcase



LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Designer Showcase ~ https://designershowcase.wordpress.com/
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com
Second Life FEED ~ http://secondlife-feed.blogspot.it/
Chic Shopping ~ http://free-chic-shopping-secondlife.blogspot.it/

Photos ~ Chiaroscuro