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I always like doing a musical interlude, it lets me get by with little thought to a blog post and it gives me an excuse to get lost in youtube! Once I get going time becomes irrelevant, I just lost 15 minutes while writing this! The song I have for you today is something that maybe not many people have heard of and you’ll have to be a bit of a country music fan to like it. It’s called ‘Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer‘ by Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans and I think it’s kind of fitting for this picture! Enjoy!

I just love this hair from [BAD HAIR DAY]! This is ‘Mangata’ and it’s super long bangs that cover half of my face is perfect for the mysterious look and the asymmetrical bob is one of my favourite styles. It’s smooth sleek look and how it perfectly frames the face is quite a dramatic look but it can still be versatile and accent lots of different styles of clothes. And remember the massive colour palette that [BAD] is known for, there’s something for everyone! You can’t get your hands on this one yet, though, it’s going to be exclusive to the autumn round of The Seasons Story which starts on October 10, so just a few days to wait. Don’t go forgetting about this before then, eh!! 😀 Drop in to the [BAD] main store to peruse their wonderful styles until then!

I wanted to really show my face and hair so I matched it with the ‘Off Shoulder Tight Top’ from Tetra. I’ve got the fatpack and with all the exclusive colours when buying the fat pack it’s well worth it.

The ‘Royal Autumn Forest Acorn’ necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery is a real looker! I love it’s bold design and rich gold colour. It’s exclusive to the ForMax Event on now until October 10 in support of Maxwell Graf who has come upon some difficult times right now in real life. It comes in short and long versions and also included is both silver and gold acorn rings.

I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Shadows Bliss’ set of poses from Bauhaus Movement and available now at The Liaison Collaborative.

I’m at the lovely Hazardous sim for this picture!

A Law, Seriously?

Ok……there may be some of you who are reading this that do this, but I’m sorry, there has to be a law against looking at your phone and walking? I’ve always known that common sense isn’t always very common, but man, this one is fairly obvious. I know there’s no laws or by-laws anywhere near where I live but I’ve heard of them appearing in some areas where people have died from walking while distracted. Since I know my own limitations I never do this, mainly because I have a hard enough time walking without incident at the best of times, I don’t need the added risk. And don’t get me started on people who drive while distracted…..that’s one of the things that really grinds my gears! I know that addictions and compulsions are hard to control, but there has to come a time where people start looking out for themselves and stop doing things that endanger themselves and others. I remember when a phone came in a bag and had an antenna sticking out of it, heck I had one of them, so I know people have survived for years and years without needing to check Facebook or email every minute of the day. So if you’re doing this right now, put the phone down, stick it in your purse or pocket, lift your head and look up, you’re missing a whole bunch of really great things in the real world!!

It looks like I’m going to be taking an early evening dip in the water if I keep going on the trajectory I’m on. I really don’t want to end up in the water near a dock. It’s like my worst nightmare, the thought of being in water around a well used dock with who knows what in the water with me! And since this top is new, I don’t want to get it wet, either. The ‘Sara Lee Top’ from LEGAL INSANITY is a new release and available at the current round of Tres Chic. It’s compatible with the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies and the fatpack includes tons of options to make the statement you want! Life’s too short to not be who you are! Also, from LEGAL INSANITY is the ‘Ella Denim SHorts’, which are one of my favourite shorts from this summer!

This cute hair with the clips is S06, brown from barberyumyum.

The ‘USAGI Trainers’ are from [Vale Koer].

My whole look starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is 41 from the huge ‘Digital Alchemy’ fatpack of poses from Bauhaus Movement and available til the end of the month at The Liaison Collaborative. I’ve added the cell phone from the ‘Selfie’ pose set from Imitation, which is a great set of poses in it’s own right!

I have no idea how I made it out on the dock at Mad Pea City.

Let It Go

There are a few things in life that I’ve learned. Of course, things don’t always sink in the first time around, but the art of ‘letting it go’ is an important one for me. I went for a lot of years carrying around anger, hate, grief, and lots of other emotions that did nothing but drag me down. There came a time that I found out that a person can only keep so much inside. I hated a lot of people for what I believed they did to me and I held grudges and vowed to never forget. You know what? The only one that hurt was myself. The other person didn’t seem bothered by it, if they were even aware of how I felt at all. I learned that the most important thing I could do for myself is forgive. I don’t mean you have to phone someone up and say it to them. When I chose to forgive it wasn’t for them, it was for my inner peace. Once I’d forgiven the person for what they did, I could then let it go. It doesn’t make me a weak person, it makes me a happy one. I read once the question, ‘would you rather be right or happy?’ and it really hit home. I may be the one who was wronged, but to remain firm in knowing I was right did nothing but keep the anger or hurt festering inside me. I’ve worked on forgiving everyone who I feel have hurt me, and it’s rather freeing. Think of it as taking a balloon filled with helium and putting all of your pain and anger in it, then on a lovely fall day hold it up, close your eyes, and let it go!

I want to say how honoured I am to be chosen the Slipper Originals Blogger of the Month for August. Elle has a few wonderful ways of celebrating this milestone and one of them is naming one of her creations after the blogger. So, I’m really proud to show you the ‘Liz Bento Rings’ which are exclusive to the current round of Designer Circle! The set includes four rings per hand and the HUD for them is HUGE! Each hand can be customized separately as well as each ring on each finger. So if you want to mix your metals….go for it! If you want to take some of the set off, you can do that! And if you just want to wear one little pinkie ring, consider it done!! Thank you, Elle, your creations are what make blogging for you such a joy!

The ‘Coco Leather Jacket’ is an older release from LEGAL INSANITY but I think it’s completely timeless! There’s nothing more comfy than a leather jacket that’s been worn enough to feel like it’s giving a hug. The top can be worn with the jacket, or not, it’s up to you and it’s HUD driven with 12 colours to pick from plus two metals, and…….the sleeves of the jacket can be changed to fabric with 7 colours to customize. It comes in 7 colours and this is the brown version. You’ll find it at the LEGAL INSANITY main store.

The ‘Ribbon Collar’ is my choker of choice! It’s from !NFINITY and comes in three metals with each being HUD driven with 7 ribbon colours.

The ‘MAYU’ hair is my favourite breezy hairdo. It’s from Argrace.

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the fifteen colours from the ‘Dark Metallic Eyeshadow’ HUD from Izzie’s.

This is the ‘Aloft’ pose from Del May. It’s expressive without being over done! Perfect in my opinion. 🙂

The pretty balloon(you’ll have to take my word that it’s a pretty balloon) is from the ‘Garden Party Set’ of the ‘Fairylight Balloons’ from +Half-Deer+.

I haven’t been to Hazardous for awhile so thought it was time to stop in and enjoy the view.

I Am What I Am

I spend quite a bit of time scrolling through flickr and Facebook and I always stop to take an extra look at photos that catch my eye. As I take a few minutes to look I can’t stop myself from wishing I could take pictures that good. I see everyone else’s creativity, the lighting, the setting and the pose all together creating a thing of beauty, that I never seem to attain. I’m not saying this for someone to comment that I’m really good or anything like that. I’m just stating how I think about my own work when I compare it with other’s. And, I’m the first person to say, ‘never compare your own work with anyone else’s’, but I don’t practice that, it seems. 😀 I admire so many Second Life photographer’s work and strive to one day be as good, but I have to admit to myself, that I am what I am! I like bold colours, vast horizons, and playing with shadows. I like sunsets, storm clouds and a dusty look, and I’ll take as many pics as I need to to get the look I think is right. And sometimes I give up, knowing that it isn’t going to get any better and I need to save my sanity and not get obsessed with it. Am I completely pleased with every picture I post on flickr and my blog? Not even close…..I have my faves and some that I think a fairly good, and others I just accept as the best I could do on that given day! I’m not perfect, I’m completely self taught, and have no idea how to use Gimp or Photoshop, but I try to show a little piece of myself in each photo and convey my feelings. I put my heart into it and hope some of it translates into my pictures, that’s all I want to accomplish here, I don’t want to have the most faves, views, or comments, I just enjoy doing it. But, I’m very thankful for every fave, follow, and comment I receive, I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to have a look!

The September round of Hair-O-Logy is open and [KoKoLoReS] has released two exclusives for it! I’m wearing ‘Sami’ and I love how it’s up off my face and under control. ‘Sami’ needs to be worn with an updo hair base, which is included in system tattoo layer or tintable Omega HUD. I’m not very good at tinting anything, I’ll admit that….but I think I did fairly well this time around. The hair is unrigged mesh for easy fitting and has nice detail with some nice wisps flowing back from the forehead. The [KoKoLoReS] colour palette is extensive with four colour packs each holding 25 colours, the clip is also colour change! Hair-O-Logy runs until September 30.

I’ve thrown on the ‘Amala Bikini’ from Maitreya, for a quick dip!

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I found the ‘Cleanse’ pose on Market Place from {Lyrium}.

The Latest News
August 28, 2017

Second Life Fashion News, all rumours all the time!

It’s come to my attention that there’s been much speculation about why TinLiz Winterstorm has been putting her back to the many cameras that surround her so often of late! It’s been some time since she’s faced fully a camera and with the recent spate of back only photos coming out of her camp, people are starting to wonder what’s going on!

“I’ve heard she’s had work done on her face and since it’s not healing too well, she can’t bear to face a camera”, says an unnamed source close to the blogger. There’s also been rumours swirling that the agoraphobia she once suffered from is now coming back. “I don’t think she’s ever out in public much, I heard she’s ordered pizza four days in a row just to not be seen”, says a follower.

We here at ‘Second Life Fashion News’ have reached out to Ms. Winterstorm several times and has had no response. Regardless of the reason, only time will tell when TinLiz Winterstorm will once again reveal her face, but with the amount of concern from her fans, lets hope that it’s nothing serious and she’s all right.

This is entirely fiction. There is no Second Life News, that I know of, and I don’t have any followers or fans who would spread such stories about me!! I’ve not had any plastic surgery done, or suffer from agoraphobia. Also, there’s no pizza place even close to where I live that delivers, so I have no idea where that came from! 😀

And on a more serious note, a new group gift from Tres Blah has been released! The ‘Scalloped Bathing Suit’ is perfectly feminine with the hips cut a little higher and the neckline plunging just a bit, it’s the perfect combination of fun and flirty! The gift includes eight colours and it can be yours, all you have to do is wear your group tag and click! The VIP group has a 100L$ fee to join, but the high quality, regular gifts and the store credit you receive back make it well worth it!

The ‘Free to Love’ tattoo is currently at The Chapter Four for it’s final few days, but after that I’m sure it’ll be at the Carol G Tattoo Wear main store. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies plus also any mesh body that’s Omega compatible. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month.

The MAYU hair from Argrace is my favourite short windy style at this time. This is from the dark browns pack.

And as per usual I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from Artis Photography and Poses and from the High F Single Poses 2. I’m using it to wade in the cool waves on the beautiful shore of Corlevoli Beach.