All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go!

All Dressed  Up and Nowhere to Go!

I have to admit that I don’t have a gown in my closet waiting to be taken out and worn somewhere fancy! I’ve never put my hair up in an updo like this either! I don’t have heels this high…….well actually, I don’t have heels higher than my runners! So, in real life I’m not at all dressed up with nowhere to go! But, in Second Life, it’s a different story! I’ve taken the time to get my hair done, I found a gorgeous gown to wear, and I’ve gotten my nails and make up done. But, I still have nowhere to go! You might be asking, “Why would someone with no plans get all dressed up just to sit at home?”. I now ask myself the same question……I’m sure there’s something to do somewhere in Second Life, but I like a quiet evening. I can get my place all decorated for Christmas while enjoying some eggnog and a little bit of festive music! Which is something I can do in heels and a gown! What the heck…..sometimes it’s good to dress up, hold your head high, and think about the comfort of the sweatpants and T-shirt waiting to be put on!

To start off, I’m so excited to welcome Sn@tch to my little family of featured designers! I was introduced to Sn@tch way back when I was a noob! My sister took me around to all the clothing hot spots, where fashion was a reasonable price or even free! The first stop was Fab Free and I couldn’t believe all the wonderful free stuff just sitting there for the taking! Sn@tch was a part of it and I proudly wore that outfit, most of the time, really! So now I’m in a little bit of heaven, getting to review all the new releases and specials from Sn@tch, weekly! One of the new releases this week is the Mari Lace Gown! It’s HUD driven with a whopping 30 colours and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Ebody mesh bodies. It also comes in a couple standard sizes! It’s sexy personified!

This stunning hair is the Sophia Updo from NSP! It’s on sale right now at Designer Showcase, but there’s only a few more days to get in on the deal! This is the Naturals pack and it’s HUD driven with a huge number of colours to choose from. The pretty little Orchid Attachment is also colour change with seven colour options for the flower and the greenery!

The gorgeous Salt Water Shadow is available at N21 from Veechi! The pack contains twelve options and it’s compatible with the Catwa, Lelutka, and Logo(seen here on Alex) mesh heads, along with the tattoo layer for the classic avatars. Also, for this round of N21, when you make a purchase from Veechi you’ll receive an exclusive three colour pack of liners as a bonus! These will only be available for the month!

I love the subtle design on these nail appliers from Hello Dave! They’re from the November Mystery Box, which will be available until the end of the month. The box contains eight mini palettes of five design options. This is from the Autumn Bouquet.

All of my jewellery is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery, and all gorgeous! The thing I love about any of the releases from Maxi Gossamer is that they’re so well made and timeless! I can wear an item that was released a few years ago and it looks as good as it did then! So I scroll through my endless Maxi Gossamer folder to select a few items that I love! I’ve chosen the Misha Dark Fairy Choker and the Nova Dream Moon bracelet, earrings, and rings this time around. Who can resist a ring this size?

The Villenti Heels are from a Luxe Box, I’m not sure which round, sorry! They’re from Reign.

Also from a Luxe Box, is the Alaioute Skybox from Scarlet Creative! I’m standing in front of one of the many windows with a lovely snowy scene behind me.

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands and feet from SLink.

I’m using poses from the Daisy pack from Diesel Works!

Lighting enhancement from LumiPro.

Fall is Here, In All It’s Glory!

Fall is Here, In All It's Glory!

How beautifully the leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last days!

~John Burrows~ naturalist

Indeed, how beautiful autumn is! It’s this time of year that the earth holds on to it’s last bit of summer’s life, only to fall to the ground in the fall breezes! We’ve had a few frosts here so the leaves are quickly turning yellows, browns, and reds! We have a lot of quaking aspen where I am and the gorgeous yellow leaves, white bark, and golden glow of the sun makes for a perfect picture! Tis the season of hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, hot soup and biscuits for lunch, and a warm bunnyhug for the evening stroll with the dogs! Oh…by the way…it’ll always be a bunnyhug…not a hoodie, to me!

I’m dressed for a warm fall day here, with the Emma Cold Shoulder Top from DECOY! I love all the fall colours that are so warm and cozy looking! This top is fitted for the Maitreya, Lara mesh body and comes in eleven colours to choose from, this is the brick tone! It’s available now at Collabor88!!

I just adore these boots! The Boho Boots, Fall Set from More Than Ever are perfectly classic for fall!! There’s no mesh feet needed and they come with a three colour HUD, all gorgeous fall tones! They’re available now at the Spoonful of Sugar Festival, which supports Doctors Without Borders! Ever, from More Than Ever, is generously giving 100% of the price of these boots to the cause!

The new round of the ULTRA Event is on and Le Poppycock has the incredible Neon Lights pose prop set on offer there! The set includes six fantastic poses with accompanying props of walls, floor, and pose balls(if needed. The walls and floor are worn so you can set it all up anywhere you like and it’s all easily editable! Also, the wall and floor are texture change via drop down menu with three texture options! This so easily makes an area to pose for pictures anywhere you happen to be!

I’m wearing one of the nine options from the Dazzle Liner set from Veechi! It’s available at the Cosmetic Fair and is compatible with classic avatars, Genesis Labs(seen here on Nelly 2.0), Logo, Catwa, Lelutka, and now [AK] mesh heads too! My beauty mark is also from Veechi and can be found at the main store!

The Rib Knit Leggings are from Simply Sage and are compatible with Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega compatible mesh bodies! The HUD contains six colours to choose from!

The Sylvia hair is from the light blonds pack from Mina Hair.

Nima’s Fall Leave Necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery.

As always, I’m wearing the Maitreya, Lara mesh body, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands from SLink.

Don’t Pay the Ferryman!

Don't Pay the Ferryman!

Don’t pay the ferryman,
Don’t even fix a price,
Don’t pay the ferryman,
Until he gets you to the other side;”
In the rolling mist, then he gets on board,
Now there’ll be no turning back,
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder,
And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared,
And people calling out his name,
And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned
On the water. And then the ferryman said,
“There is trouble ahead,
So you must pay me now,” – “Don’t do it!”
“You must pay me now,” – “Don’t do it!”
And still that voice came from beyond,
“Whatever you do,

“Don’t Pay the Ferryman” by ~Chris De Burgh

I’ve always wanted to use those lyrics in a blog post! I didn’t think I’d ever get a chance to, but, I took the pictures for this post while aboard the Peaton Island Ferry at Furillen! I didn’t pay the ferryman…I actually didn’t even see him! Maybe he was on a lunch break! I’ve been on a few ferries in my day! From a little ferry that holds four cars, to the big mama that goes to Newfoundland! The ferry that holds four cars crosses a river and takes about 5 minutes…..the ferry from Sidney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Nfld holds lots and lots of cars, and trucks, and takes five or six hours. When loading the ferry to go to Newfoundland it made me a little nervous seeing all those big trucks going in, mine included, I wondered how the heck it could keep floating with all that weight! But I made it to the other side safe and dry! Although, even against all warnings, I did pay the ferryman…..before he got me to the other side!

The Pose Hop starts the June round today so it’s time to get your hoppin’ shoes on! I’m using a couple of poses from the Female 14 pose set from -terra design-! The set is preloaded into a pose stand and it contains five really unique and inspiring poses, along with their mirrors! The set is on sale until the end of the month! Each of the participating designers have an exclusive item for the event and an item on sale, so there’s lots of reasons to join in the Hop!

I’m really loving the Lilah Tube Dress from DECOY! They are exclusively for the Maitreya Lara mesh body and it comes in seven colours! It’s available now at Collabor88!!

The Gia Heels are a new release from Slipper Originals and they’re real eye catchers! They fit the SLink, Maitreya, and TMP high feet and have so many areas to customize there’s no two pair alike!!

These incredible sunglasses are the PU2004 style from GLAMISTRY! They come with lots of options, and like all of GLAMISTRY’s items, the fatpack is the best!!

If you zoom in close on flickr, take a look at the great Trumpet Earrings from POMPOSITY! They’re exclusive to the Rock Attitude Fair, which runs until June 18! They have eight colour options via drop down menu and have fabulous detailing!

The Piazzo Mini Leather Backpack in chocolate colour is from =Zenith=.

The Urban Ammonite necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery!

The Victoria hair is from Tableau Vivant!

I’m also sporting the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Maitreya Lara mesh body and the high feet and casual hands from SLink.

Good News

Good News

That title makes it appear that I have good news to share with you! But, alas, I don’t! Why I mention good news is that getting it can completely brighten a day! I’ve been sitting here staring blankly at the screen and in comes an email that just made me smile! It wasn’t news of anything dramatic or important, I didn’t win anything, I don’t have a new love interest(ha..that’s a funny one), I’m not invited to a trip somewhere exotic! No, it’s just a little happy story about a cow and her baby! Some days it doesn’t take much to lighten the load!

There’s a new event on the grid, and it looks like a fun one! The event is ‘Dreams Event & Gacha Fair‘ and it’ll be monthly with a special theme every three months. You can see the gallery with all the items from the incredible designers on the Seraphim website! I’m wearing the Sakura Antlers & Petals from Le Poppycock. They’re in a gacha which contains all colours of petals, and the antlers have three natural textures to choose from. This is the mint colour and you can add either a little or a lot of petals if you like! The Dreams Event & Gacha Fair runs until April 28.

The Delicate Lily Dress in Tender Gradient colour is from Fawny and it’s a nice vibrant frock to really stand out! It comes in four sizes, I’m wearing it on the Maitreya Lara mesh body!

The Savanah skin in Tan tone is the April group gift from .::WoW Skins::.!

You probably already know this, but SLink has released two new female feet and until April 16th you can score the Deluxe pack of feet for a special price. The Deluxe pack includes all five foot positions, including the ‘Kitten’ and ‘Pointe”! Also, new to SLink is the feet are now fully HUD driven, so changing feet is as simple as a click! This is earth shattering news!

The ‘Sudden’ hair is from Magika!

The Riva Bow, short, necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery.

The pose is from oOo Studio.

I found this incredible spot at Garlic Breath on Melee Island. This area is high on a hill and it’s a gorgeous area to regroup after a stressful day, or just enjoy some quiet time!