Thursday, September 23, 2021

Gather nigh ye Lords and Ladies, all!

It is time once again for the SL Renaissance Festival
Here you will find Merchants galore, Entertainment, Tourneys, Hunts, Classes, Tales of Heroes and much MORE, all to benefit the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer .

I started my journey @ Welcome Center I. At the Welcome Centers one can begin to feel the excitement of the events to come. There are kiosks to provide garb if you have nothing to wear, as well as direct tps to various locations throughout the Festival. I walked, but it is possible to jump directly to different activities from the boards around the square.

Being an experienced Festival attendee, I availed myself of one of the Teegle Horses from a booth I passed. I knew a mount would get me from one spot to another faster than I could walk and he was a lovely companion as I wandered through the merchant's area and over to the ACS Joust Arena, but that is a story for another day...

  • SL Renaissance Festival September 24 - October 3  
  • 40+ Merchants 
  • Performances by SL's favorite Live Musicians and DJ's 
  • Daily Tourneys in Archery, Jousting, Melee and Riding Archery as well as instruction for every level from beginner to expert at the Kings Court Academy Combat Training Area 
  • RP classes 
  • MORE...
  • I'm wearing a lovely gown and jewelry from Ari-Pari

Hair ~ Stealthic Cadence
Head ~ Catwa Lona 4.5 
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Gunora
Outfit ~ Ari-Pari Royal Velvet Gown [5 colors]
Shoes ~ Caverna Obscura Brynhildr Medieval Shoes (I know you can't see them, but they're there!)
Jewelry ~ Ari-Pari Royal Earrings and Necklace [gold or silver / 11 jewel colors]
Hat ~ Avondale Toque

*This event takes place in the virtual world of Second Life
All donations and a portion of kiosk sales benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Photos ~ SL Renaissance Festival

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I.M.C Makes Sense

I.M.Collection is participating in this month's Sense Event. This multi-purpose Bustier and Skirt have delicate ruffling along the edges and the top is laced up the midriff. The texture hud holds 7 flower prints for the top and 7 linen textured solids for the skirt.

 ~ Limerence Sheila
Head ~ LeLutka EvoX Avalon 3.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Feeling
Outfit ~ I.M.Collection Skyler Bustier & Skirt *
Jewelry ~ Cae Camila Moon Necklace / Vibing & Nova Keira Ringset
Dog ~ Jian Great Dane Companion

* Sense is held the 18th-8th of the following month

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Friday, September 17, 2021

What are you doing this weekend?

  • Fantasy Gay Pride 2021: the Tarot Opens today. The goal of Fantasy Gay Pride is to encourage acceptance of all healthy forms of sexual expression and presentation with an emphasis on SL residents who prefer the Fantasy life. Time to break out your wings, tails, horns and pointy ears and join the fun.
  • FGP2021 offers 22 unique builds on two regions all themed around the Major Arcana. I built 3 of the areas you might see in the Halls of Story. SL residents of all sexual orientations are invited to drop in till Sept 26 to enjoy the entertainment, relax, take some pictures and do the HUNT! 
  • Magic mirrors like the one shown in the picture take you from one island to the other, otherwise be prepared to swim, fly or take one of the elven boats across!
  •  Fashion Essentials Event till September 29
  •  Many of your favorite designers have goodies in the Fashion Essentials shopping area and are offering one item @ 50% off. I wore one of the sale outfits as I was running around doing last minute trouble shooting for FGP. 
  • Musical entertainment for the Grand opening Sept 17 (tonight!) : Jacky Lefko 6 pm slt / Scorpio Aeon 7 pm slt

Hair ~ No.Match No_Whistle
Head ~ LeLutka EvoX 3.1 Erin
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ Gloom Dakota
Outfit ~ Le'La Azariah Top, Jeans, Skirt, Belt and Shoes (hud colors:15 tops, 20 jeans, 15 skirts, tops can be with or without graphics)
Jewelry ~ Mini A Chuu Icosahexa Earrings (24 textures for each part = endless combinations!) for Harmony Hunt

* Featured items are available @ Fashion Essentials till the 29th of the month

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Consulting the Cards

Offering you a sneak peek of the soon-to-open Fantasy Gay Pride 2021: the Tarot. 
There are 22 unique areas, each based on the cards in the Major Arcana. I'm using the Tower as the background for today's photo shoot.

This festival to celebrate LGBTQ+ lifestyles with a fantasy flare is in its 12th year and will run from Sept 17 - 26. There will be lots of live music, DJ dances, photo opportunities, a full Mer sim and a 2-region Hunt. The event opens Friday @ 1pm slt. There are no sales at this event, but lots of FREE gifts.
Consider this your invitation! I'll post the LMs once the doors open.

Hair ~ No.Match No_Pills
Head ~ Catwa HDPRO Queen 1.4
Makeup ~ The-Haus Nicole III BOM eyebrows
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Niamph
Outfit ~ Loud Rebel Design Bryn Jumper
Tattoo ~ Mister Razzor Ni
Jewelry ~ Giulia Design  Earrings / Lady Bunny's Fantasy Teardrop Circle upper arm bracelets

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 25th of the month

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Photos ~ The Tower by Sweetgwendoline Bailey of Sweet Revolutions on the Main Region of Fantasy Gay Pride 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Stayin' Alive

I.M. Collection * offers an EXCLUSIVE jumpsuit in 14 metallic crayon colors. Though it wasn't originally intended to be the base for a sci-fi look, the classic design certainly lends itself to that. It can serve the same purpose as the base for any of your awesome accessories! You'll find this and many other unique looks @ Designer Showcase

Hair ~ Limerence Dora
Head ~ LeLutka Avalon 3.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Jeanelle
Outfit ~ I.M. Collection Stayin' Alive Jumpsuit *
Accessories ~ [LAB737] Inverse Natalya Belts / BHS Cyber Gas Mask / 12th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver / MFP Cuterobot
Shoes ~ Addams Maisie Chelsea Boots

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 25th of the month

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Paris Holiday

Paris is the City of Lights, the perfect location for budding artists and photographers. 
I walked Les Champs Elysees to take my pictures. It was rather cloudy but still beautiful! 
I almost got run over by a streetcar because I was looking through my camera instead of watching where I was going.

Have you tried the newest look in S
L? After a decade and a half of having buxom bosoms, the last year or so has seen a growing interest in petite or perky sizes. The change will require an addition to your mesh body and not every brand is rigged for them, but more bodies are being released all the time, so you might want to give the look a try.

  • I.M. Collection has included Maitreya Petite as well as the usual range of mesh body sizes for this cute dress, which includes 8 colors in the hud **
  • EXCLUSIVE Necklace & Earrings from Moondance Boutique available with 2 different color palettes and a Fatpack with all textures *
  • Lindy shoes for mid high feet are a practical choice when walking around on cobblestone streets; available in 6 colors sold separately *

~ Limerence Nicole
Head ~ Catwa Catya 4.5
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3 + Petite Add-on
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Demin 
Outfit ~ I.M. Collection Paris Dress **
Shoes ~ Lindy Ffion * 

Jewelry ~ Moondance Boutique Padmini Beauty of Wisdom  Necklace & Earrings (Bracelets, Rings and Tikka included - not shown) *

 Available @ Designer Showcase till the 25th of the month
** Available @ WIP Event till September 22

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Photos ~ Paris 2000  part of Paris 1900, a tribute region 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Designer Showcase September 5 - 25

A new month brings a new round of must haves from Designer Showcase*
You really need a cute dress to go clubbing. Something you can slip into quickly when you finish work. I slipped on my dress, touched up the lipstick and now I'll just sit here in the last rays of the sunshine and pretend I'm relaxing at the beach, not sitting on my work table with the delightful view of the AC units. I'll be ready to glow when my date arrives.

  • Indy * is an EXCLUSIVE from I.M. Collection. Transition into autumn with long sleeves, deep V neckline and ruched skirt. Available in 12 metallic snakeskin textures that have a satiny shine with your Advanced Lighting settings 
  • An optional C-string is included

 ~ Doux Laura
Head ~ Catwa HDPRO Queen
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Gunora Pineapple 
Outfit ~ I.M. Collection Indy Dress *
Shoes ~ Narcisse Sassy Strappy Heels
Tattoo ~ Stargazer Creations Body Shine
Jewelry ~ Maxi Gossamer Midsummer Moon / Avada Eldora Ring

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 25th of the month

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