Saturday, June 18, 2011



Hard to believe but its Luna Jubilee colour challenge  time again!  Mahogany is such a rich, beautiful colour , and I was so excited to see if come up as this weeks challenge. I absolutely love this Jaida Dress by Plastik. The  cut is very sexy, and the leaf pattern around the top as well as the hip give it a unique and creative flare that's sure to have you turning heads.  I just can't get enough of it,  I feel like I should be out with the girls..dancing and just going crazy.

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed
Hair: Truth - Lourdes - Mahogany
Eyes: Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Green
Dress: Plastik - Jaida Dress - Mahogany
Shoes: Maitreya - IXkin - Cocoa - Duo
Jewellery: Magic Nook - Moon River Set
Pose: TeaSoup - I am your phoenix

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hippy Daze..

boho hobo skirt

I finally got some time to myself, which of course meant time to One of my favorite stores to go  for fun,  instant love items is Boho Hobo. This place is just full of really fun , hippie inspired designs. The colours  and textures are always so beautiful and vibrant.  I fell in love at first sight  with this frayed denim skirt at first, the colours and pattern just really grabbed me. Not only does Boho Hobo have some really amazing designs , but all the store proceeds are donated to RAWA ( Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) .  Also, don't forget its Fifty Linden Friday. Make sure you take some time to see all the great items up for grabs. . Elikatira's contribution is this  layered bob called, Again.  Its really cute  and definitely a steel at only 50L.

Skin : Tuli - Sara Sunkissed
Hair: Elikatira - Again - Blonde 07
Eyes: Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Green
Shirt: ASrock - LA See
Skirt: Boho Hobo - Fringey Mini Skirt
Tights: The Secret Store - Purple Wool Tights
Boots: UBU - Pirate Rain Boots
Earrings: Zaara - Anaya Cluster Earrings - Onyx
Necklace: Zaara - Adira Necklace - Claw
Bracelet: Zaara - Vyomini Chained Bracelet - Onyx
Pose: Atomic - Just Me _ 05

Monday, June 13, 2011



Luna Jublilee Colour Challenge time again and this weeks colour is Jade.  Summer hasn't even begun yet and it already seems that time has sped up. It feels as though in a blink all the warm weather will be gone. Maybe its just me, when ever life gets busy time seems to go by faster and my life certainly has gotten busy as of late. I was at a  loss when it came to this weeks post, I had no time to buy anything ..nothing in my inventory that worked..I was close to thinking I would have to let this weeks pass. However I was lucky enough to have a very awesome friend ( Wifeh you ROCK!) open her inventory and pass me these fantastic leggings from Kyoot.  When I saw the colour of them it immediately reminded  me of this necklace my grandmother had when I was a kid.  The Necklace was made up of four sections of dark green jade, each section had an animal carved into. I used to stare at it for what seemed like hours getting lost in the dark, cooling jade.

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Summer Breeze (In Store Freebie)
Hair: Anaphora - Bajka - Umber
Top: So Many Styles - Ruffle Tank - Indian Red
Pants: Kyoot - Gotcha Leggings - Moss
Jewellery: League - Wanderer Jewellery Set
Belt: Fishy Strawberry - Part of Little Suede Dress outfit
Boots: Naughty - Moccasins - Adobe

Friday, June 10, 2011

Under The Big Top

Big Top Crowley

I've never actually been to a circus, but as a child I would take the images I saw from television and imagine what it would be like to be in one.  It all seemed so glamorous  and exciting to me.   All the costumes so over the top, but fantastic. The Trapeze Artists and Lion Tamers risking their lives to entertain the crowd. I would imagine what it must be like under the Big Top  in the spotlight of the centre ring. Of course as a child it never occurred to me how hard that life is. Moving from one city to the next..all the blood sweat and tears that goes into setting up for each show.....not to mention someone has to clean up the elephant poo.

Big Top Crowley 2

Zibska recently released this cute top hat ,mustache and bow tie set. It's a ton of fun and I really love the silly little mustache. Each piece comes with a resize menu as well as a colour change menu that lets you pick from a large variety of different colours and patterns. 

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed
Tattoo Lipstick: Tuli - Sara/Sunkissed/lips -Fierce
Hair: LeLutka - Addison - Strawberry Blonde
Hat, Mustache and Bow Tie: Zibska - Chichi Top Hat and Bow Tie *
Top: Rotten Toe: Infected Black Satin Shirt
Pants: Rotten Toe: Formal Ringmaster Pants
Boots: Gos - Curvaceous Boots - Black
Nails: +ROZOREGALIA+ Gemma Rings&Nails 
Picture 1 Pose: !Bang - This Shit is Bananas 2
Picture 2 Pose: !Bang - This shit is Bananas 1

Saturday, June 4, 2011



Week 31 of the Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge begins with Denim!  This weeks picture is not my fault, the  complete blame falls to Mr. Crowley. Who, as I was trying to figure out what to do for this weeks challenge, kept sending me "distracting"  messages about..ummm lets just say he REALLY likes denim cut-offs. Now as much as I just wanted to throw a shoe at him..I couldn't help but agree with him.  Out of all things denim, there is nothing like a great pair of cut-off shorts hugging your curves. They are relaxed, comfortable, easy to wear and very sexy. Now if you'll excuse me, there is certain distracting individual I need to turn the hose on...

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed
Hair: Dura - Curl - Chocolate
Shorts: League - Frayed Denim Shorts - Warm Blue
Necklace: Miel - Friendo Necklace
Bracelet: Miel - Friendo Bracelet
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Lady T - Black Gloss
Pose: DeePosed - Down On My Knees 15

Friday, June 3, 2011

I've got a Secret......

The Secret store - Modavia II group gift

I apologize for the lack of posts this week, with the good weather finally here RL has been kicking my butt. I guess that's just the way it goes, good weather hits and everyone gets busy doing all the things they've waited all winter to do. Even though things have been a bit busy, I wanted to show you this great group gift from the The Secret Store.  Its such a great dress, the ruffled skirt makes it really fun and flirty and I love the textures in it. Now this Dress is only available at the at The Secret Store's Modavia II Location and you need to belong to the Modiva Group to get it.  The good news is there is a group joiner right next to the dress and the group is free to join!

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed -02
Eyes: Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Azure
Tattoo Make-up: Tuli - Sara/sunkissed/lips - Red
Hair: Vive9 -Karlie - Mahogany&Tonic
Dress: The Secret Store - Froufrou - Inbloom
Jewelery: MOOD - Athshe - Gold

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Through the mark downs, roll backs and shopping carts...


It's Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge  time again , and this weeks colour is Ruby. I was in a silly mood today, I got to thinking...If I were to find myself caught on People Of Walmart website, what would I want to be caught wearing?  Ok ..ok.. I know pretty strange random thought to have... but my brain is like someones Junk drawer, all kinds of stuff in there that nobody knows where it came from or what its  Anyway back to matters at hand. I was thinking that I wouldn't want to be one of those people caught with back boobs  or a flesh coloured fanny pack. I would want to be caught in something strange but cute.  I would want to be one of those people  who although they make you wonder what they were thinking, you can't help but like what they have on in some weird twisted way.

I found these cute Hot Pants at Boom and knew they had to be part of my Walmart ensemble.  They also come with a lime green version and are only 25L !! When I saw this paper crown at Sanu I knew it had to be mine..I mean whose never wanted to be a Paper Crown Princess..Hmmmm? and what Walmart shopping outfit would be complete with out a feather boa and over the knee sock? All in all , I think I'm looking pretty snazzy and ready to shop smart! (Tries desperately to hold in a giggle)

*Disclaimer: No offense intended to anyone who shops ( I shop there) or works at Walmart*

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 05
Tattoo Lipstick: Tuli - Sara/Sunkissed/Lips - Raspberry
Hair: Elikatira - Break - Red 08
Top: Pig - Day Lillies Camisole - Antiquated
Shorts: Boom - Neon Hot Pants -Pink 
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Moxie - Coal
Tattoo: Garden Of Ku - La Virgen de Guadalupe
Crown: Sanu - Paper Crown Red
Pose: !Bang - Oops Mai Bad 2

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Feel Pretty...

I feel Pretty

I think there is apart of every girl that just needs to feel pretty once in while.  A part, no mater how big or small, that needs to feel girly and soft.  Today I catered to that part of me with this lovely Garden District Dress by The Sea Hole.  I've mentioned before how much I love The Sea Hole and this very pretty and feminine dress suited my mood perfectly.

I was also in the market for some new poses to play with, so I headed over to !Bang to see what I could find.  Not only did I pick up a couple of great pose sets, I spotted this tattoo.   It reads "  Life is to be Celebrated  ".   A very simple phrase but one that struck a cord with me.  I've been feeling sorry for myself as of late, upset about things that for whatever reasons haven't or aren't going my way.  Some of the things I can change, others just are what they are.  But, instead of doing something to change them or taking stock in the wonderful things I do have in my life, I've been mopping.... hovering on pause. When I read that phrase I realized  that I really do need to hit the play button and go forward, celebrating every bit of life I can  along the way.

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 04
Hair: Elikatira - Past - Brown 10
Eyes: Tuli - SpotLight  Eyes - Azure
Dress: The Sea Hole - Garden District Dress - Josephine
Jewelery: Dark Mouse - Vintage Troll - Silver
Tattoo: !Bang - Life is to be Celebrated
Pose: !Bang - Oops Mai Bad 6
Location: The Pea

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



I've grown picky in the almost 4 years its been since I join the SL universe.  I think we all do, we learn we  don't have to buy everything we see because there are probably 40 others like it just around the corner. We learn to go for quality not quantity. We learn there are better ways to make lindens then camping..and that saving a few lindens isn't always a good thing.   Even though our inventories hold much much more then our RL Closets, we learn that filling them with junk is more hassle then pleasure.(this doesn't mean we still don't fill them with stuff ..its just not I think out of everything I've become pickiest about my hair.  I have a strict check list of things that any hair must pass before I will buy it. I turn down more hair then I buy , and if you knew how much hair I buy you'd be surprised by how much gets turned   Being this picky about it makes me very restricted on where I will buy my hair, leaving me to to frequent the same select stores over and over again. Although doing so I am pretty much guaranteed to find something I also keeps me from finding new stores with different styles.

By Happy chance, I found my self at Action the other day.  When I landed  I made a bee line for the hair section.  Now I have to tell you that although I'm not fond of all their styles, They have some great colours and fun options. I fell in love with this style called Trudy.2. I love the streaks and the feather accessories making it fun and a bit edgy.  One of the other things I really liked about Action hair is that it comes with a menu that allows you to resize the hair as well as, colour change the streaks and any accessories (in this case the feathers and hair clip in the back) .  If you've never been to Action I would recommend making a trip, not only for a chance to look through the hair ,  but they have some really cute clothes and other fun items.

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 02
Eye: Tuli - Spotlight eyes _ Azure
Hair: Action - Trudy.2 - Sweetheart
Necklace: Zaara - Adira Necklace - Claw Silver
Top: Pig - Day Lillies Camisole - Antiquated
Tattoo: Garden Of Ku - Gates Of Heaven

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Radioactive Bunny Food....

Neon Carrot

Week 29 of the Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge has kicked off with Neon Carrot. *Unfortunately this blogger's opinion on Neon Carrot had to be censored due to extreme, vulgar profanity *  Ok so despite my dislike for the this colour I did mange to bypass my first thought  (which was some sort of  mutant radioactive bunny food) and found this lovely Syona Kurta Set from Zaara. I love that the colours are so vibrant and the textures are  beautiful, I can almost feel the silk scarf against my skin. This set comes in a variety of colour combinations all just as wonderful as the next.  I feel like I should be off  walking through some exotic bazaar ..catching the eye of some tall dark handsome stranger...*wakes up out of day dream* uh..yeah who is of course  Mr. Crowley.. I mean I would never fantasize about anyone but the man I love..*tries to look innocent as she runs off to find some fun manly toy to appease Mr. Crowley*

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 03
Hair Truth - Betty Streaked - Carrot
Tattoo lips - Tuli - Sara/Sunkissed/lips - Coral
eyes: Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Azure
Clothing: Zara - Syona Kuta Set - Saffron
Bracelet: Shiny Things - Ruma Bangles - Gold
Earrings: Shiny Things - Prya Cascade Earrings - Gold
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Fae Wedge - Black
Pose: !Bang - Stand 101

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shoe Fair 2011

As most of you know by now, Shoe Fair 2011 has begun and runs till May 27th. This event has 4 sims worth of amazing footwear with donations being made to Soles4Souls. Although limited funds kept me from doing the damage to my SL bank account I would have liked to, I still managed to add some wicked stuff to my inventory.
LeeZu - Shoe Fair

With limited funds I had to be selective with what I took home, but these  Esprit De Sable boots from LeeZu definitely caught my eye.  They come in a variety of colours and I love that each layer has a different pattern making these  a little different and fun  from other boots  I own. The top I am wear is also by LeeZu and available at the Shoe Fair. Its fun and sexy, if you happen to be more modest then I would also look great worn as a vest over another shirt. LeeZu is located on the Ruthenium sim of the Fair. 

PM- Shoe Fair
 Now I know these shoes have been shown everywhere, but they are so great they deserve to be shown again. They are of course the Fae Wedge by Pixel Mode. I have to say that Pixel Mode is at the top of my list for places to go for shoes. They are always wonderfully made with quality textures  and great designs. The Fae Wedges are no exception, They come in a variety of colours, as well as your choice of dark wood or light wood. With a very easy to use hud to match skin tone and change toenail polish.  Now these Teal ones picture above are not part of any fat pack and are a Shoe Fair exclusive with 100% of the profit going to Soles4Souls.  Pixel Mode is located on the Ruthenium sim of the Fair. 

G Field - shoe fair

I love these Open Boots by G Field, which is another store that tops my shoe shopping list. Their kind of like wearing a pump and boot at the same time which I think is really fun. The textures and design are fantastic and I love the little feather charm which  is removable through a  menu. They come in a variety of shoe and feather colours. 100% of the profit made form the Open boots in black as well as 50% of the profit made from the sale of the fatpack is being donated to Soles4Souls . G Field can be found on the Osmium sim of the Fair.

As for the Shoe Fair itself, I was really surprised  that it wasn't near as laggy as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong,  moving around can be a bit of a pain but not anything thing like other large events I've been to.  Tya Fallingbridge (Pixel Mode) did a wonderful job with the build its very simple  but lovely. When you get there you might be a bit overwhelmed but getting around isn't really that hard once you know what your doing. There are Maps posted in the landing area of each sim.  Each store has a number, so you can just look at the list see what number the store you want is and find it on the map. If your planing on taking everything in I would recommend just picking a sim to start at and following the path around.

Photo Credits;

First Pic:  Skin-Tuli - Sara, Hair-Lelutka- Inverted, eyes - Tuli Azure, Top - LeeZu - Cloe Top - Vintage Black, Pants- Mon Tissu - Lou Lou Jeans,  Necklace - League - Kandula Necklace, Bracelet - Shiny Things - Hippie Deluxe Bracelets , Shoes - LeeZu - Esprit De Sable - Dark Brown,  Pose - !Bang - Stand 105.

Second Pic:   Skin - Tuli - Sara, Hair - Truth - Krystal, Eyes - Tuli - Azure, Top - Friday - Twofer Tank - Chocolate.Sea,  Pants - DCNY - Everything Jeans - Black Wash, Jewelery - MOOD - Mirage Glam Ensemble - Silver,  Shoes - Pixel Mode - Fae Wedge - Teal,  Pose - !Bang - SillyWillyNilly .

Third Pic:  Skin - Tuli - Sara,  Hair - - Tatum,  Eyes - Tuli - Azure, Top - League - Teachers Pet outfit,  Pants -  Zaara - Nishar Leggings - Dirty Black, Necklace - Adiva - Tess Outfit,  Shoes - G Field - Open Boots "Vilda" - Black,  Pose - Tram - 8 (Group Gift)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Surf Co. Bloom Dolls...Arachnia Bloom...

Bloom Doll Styling Contest - Arachnia Bloom

Surf,Co. recently released these amazingly cute Bloom Doll avatars. These things are seriously adorable. I was trying to avoid being pulled in..but look at that face??? How could I not? There are 6 dolls to choose from, 5 female and one male. Each Avatar set includes;  2 doll shapes , doll skin, doll head , with a menu to change eyes, and lid colour. The set also includes 5 Doll poses. You wont need to buy special clothes or hair, these avatars pretty much fit normal avatar clothes except you might have to tweak some prim attachments and enlarge the hair.  Its been a ton of fun not only dressing up my own but seeing all the ideas everyone else is coming out with. With all the option open to customizing this avatar there really is no end to the creativity you can have with this.  To check all the wonderful Doll Idea's  have a look at the Flicker Group, Don't forget to join the group and  add your pick to get in on the contest !

Hat: Hatter is Mad - Glam Top Hat - Black
Hair: Elikatira - Theroy - Blonde 07 (tinted fuschia)
Necklace: League - The Raven
Dress: Snatch - Betty, Please...
Shoes: Bastchild & Lapointe - Gothic Platforms - Croc & Steel Set
Tattoo: Garden of Ku -  Tibetan Book

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Feet


Another Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge  week has begun with, Pink. Now, ever since starting the Colour Challenge, I have learned a lot of things. I've learned about photography, about fashion, about blogging. I have met  some wonderful people. The experience so far has been fantastic and I expect it will continue to be so. However, this weeks challenge has taught me something about myself that was a  surprise.  So I was sitting there trying to figure out an outfit for this challenge , when the very talented  Harlow Heslop informed us on plurk she had done a new blog post on the new group gift from Mstyle. It was a stunning pair of pink leopard print heels (pictured to my right). I quickly went and snatch a pair up thinking I could incorporate them into this weeks challenge.

I went home and began scanning my inventory for possible pink outfits.  What I came to realize ,was I own an alarming amount of pink shoes. There are 15 pairs of pinks shoes in my inventory ( pictured above is just what I had prim space to ! How does someone have no pink clothes but 15 pairs of pink shoes! Now some of them I remember individually, others I have no clue where they came from. I would have thought I'd have known if I had some sort of pink footwear fetish?..I'm not even that big a fan of pink ( it upsets my inner angry teenage goth).  But, who am I to complain if I am unconsciously collecting pink shoes? This just means I have more cute shoes to find cute outfits for..which makes my inner shopaholic dance with glee!

Shoes from left to right;

Delirium Style - Street Sneaker - Pink
Wilay Stylez - Persisu
Mstyle - Goshi Pumps - Pink Panther (group gift)
Gos - DOCS 8 hole - Pink
R.icielli - Carmelia Lace Pumps - Narcissus
Delirium Style - Short Sneaker - Pink Skull

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Newish Stuffs..


Ok first, the skin, This is  Belleza's latest release Aiko. Now I know its been all over the blogging world , but when I tried it on and saw how lovely it was, I had to show it I have yet to see this skin look bad on anyone.  Aiko has a wonderful Asian flare, it really is a beautiful skin. Above I am wearing the Group gift , But all the tones and make up options are available at Belleza's main store as well as their spot at the Shape and Skin Expo.  I haven't had a chance to get over to the Expo myself yet but  its sure to have some awesome treats to find.

Now on to the hair, This is one of LeLutka's new releases,  its called Inverted. Its a short fun layered cut...very flirty and sexy. I love the textures LeLutka uses for their hair, the enhanced roots are amazing and the colours are fantastic. Their blonde, especially, is very pretty..all though this time I had to go for the red shades, I'm a ginger at heart :)

Last but certainly not least , is the fabulous necklace from League. I was there last Friday picking up their fifty linden Friday Item when I spotted this necklace.  Its called The Raven. I just love pieces that are out of the ordinary , and this necklace certainly is.  The Raven features a raven's head framed in antique silver. Version 2 features the chain and bead detail at the bottom..version 1 dose not. The necklace comes in both Silver and old silver . as well as. 3 different ribbon colours: Black. Cadet and Cream.

Skin: Belleza - Aiko Medium - Group gift
Eyes: Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Azure
Hair: LeLutka - Inverted - FireTop
Necklace: League - The Raven (version2) - Silver
Top: ASrock - Show - Black


Monday, May 9, 2011


GoK - front

I wore this tattoo from in my last post, but love it so much I wanted to give it a little more attention.  I've mentioned before how much I enjoy body art, and I specially love pieces that incorporate cultural symbols. So when I walked into Garden of Ku and saw this one it was love at first sight. Its called Tibetan Book.

GoK - back

It features some beautiful images and script, but my favorite part is the stunning back piece.  Garden of Ku is definitely the place to go if your looking for some amazing body art, they have many fantastic pieces, I know I will be back for more!

Skin Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 05
Eyes Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Azure
Hair: Detour - Unravel A - Burgundy
Jewelry: Dark Mouse - Vintage Troll - Silver
Tattoo: Garden of Ku - Tibetan Book
Bikini bottoms: Zaara - Esha Bikini - Silver
First pic pose: Apple Spice - Gown Pose - 07
Second pic pose: !Bang - Stand 119

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I Am Awesome!!


Here we are at week 27 and Luna Jubilee has given us ...Olive.  I have to to tell you, this outfit was inspired by my 5 year old daughter.  She loves over the knee socks and as it turns out, me too  Yesterday her kindergarten class held a Mother's Day tea party, they sang us songs, fed us cookies and gave us presents they had made. One of the things they made was a paper flower corsage.  During the presentation, each child took their turn to give their mom the corsage and say " I love you Because..(insert reason here)".  I watched as the other children took their turns, some timid and shy others more outgoing.  When it came to my daughters turn, she proudly walked up and said " I love you because your awesome! my socks!". The other mothers giggled as I hugged her up all tight.  My daughter gave me the best Mother's Day present I could ever ask for. ....she gave me a smile.

As adults, we let our are worries for the future weigh down on us.  To easily we forget to just enjoy the the beautiful smiling moments.  Tomorrow is Mother's Day,  forget whatever things might be on your mind and just enjoy the moments with your mom and your children. Take the time to give them a smile and tell them how awesome they are!...umm you might want to leave the sock part out though :P

Skin Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 03
Eyes Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Azure
Tattoo Lipstick: Tuli - Sara/Sunkissed/Lips - Apricot
Hair: Detour - Unravel A - Burgundy
Top: Snatch - Sarah Jane Bodysuit - Green
Skirt: Snatch - Beach Skirt - Moss
Shoes & Socks : Maitreya Gold - Moxie - Coal
Jewelry: Dark Mouse - Vintage Troll - Silver
Tattoo: Garden of Ku - Tibetan Book
Pose: Apple Spice - Gown Pose - 009

Friday, May 6, 2011

Culture Shock

I wonder

Culture Shock 2011 is currently running till May 22nd. If you get chance to head over there do overwhelming amount of fantastic items can be found. The best part is that each  of the creators participating is donating a portion of the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders , also know as Medecins Sans Frontieres. Among many things, I picked up this lovely top from Vanitas Vesture. I love the beaded detailing on it as well as the bare shoulder makes is flirty and a bit sexy.

I couldn't even begin to tell you all of the great items there are for sale and its always nice when you know your lindens are going to a good cause. There is also some amazing art on display so make sure you check out this event , I know I will be back many times before its over. I should warn you though, as with any high traffic event, you should try and make your rendering cost as low as you can. Detach any unneeded prims or scripts, including huds...the lag is molasses thick :P

Skin: Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 04
Hair: - Tantum - Scronful Red
Eyes: Tuli - Spotlight Eyes - Azure
Top: Vanitas Vasture - Victoriana Silk Top - Red (Culture Shock Purchase)
Pants: Mon Tissu - 1929 Cigarette - Dark
Jewelry: Dark Mouse - Baroque Flower - Silver
Tattoo Lipstick: Tuli - Sara/Sunkissed/Lips - Sweet
Nails: Razlpsa Loc - Black Cherry Nails

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

No jingles in the piggy...

red wellies

Hello...My name is Crowley..and I am a shopaholic.  I don't just mean I "like" to shop..I LOVE TO SHOP!! would mug virtual old ladies for shoes love.  I've held numerous jobs in sl, event hopped, zyngo'd, stalked sploders...pretty much you name it I have done it to feed my addiction. However, as with every addict, there always comes those times where you can not support your addiction.  Logging on to find 33 linden and a crumpled up sticky note in your purse just doesn't fly ( in fact for a shopaholic that's the 7th layer of Hell).

 In these situations its usually healthier to try and wait it out till your financial situation improves...oh hell who am I kidding?..wait? ..theres no wait..that's just silly. Something brand shiny and new  must be had NOW!  Ok so you can log into SL Marketplace and troll through the 0L - 10L items.  I mean sometimes you can find some cool stuff there but you have to be willing to weed through all the..umm ..not so cool stuff first, and believe me..theres alot of it.

What other options are there you ask? ..Well..Let me tell you...I just recently found out that one of my favorite stores , Surf Couture, has a discount outlet!! Now I know what you might be thinking having experienced other discount stores where the prices yes are great but not so great when your shopping money consists of what you could yank out of the couch cushions.  However , not only is this outlet full of really awesome Surf Couture items..The prices are super freaking cheap!  Like , take this really cute Racerback Striped Tank ...comes in 12 different colours and is only 25L!..Or , this little Floral Cab  Sweater I am wearing..again multiple colour choice and only 27L!. The outlet is full of awesome stuffies for you to check out.

 Now boys and girls what was today's lesson?..Stop trollin for freebies and get your broke behinds to Surf Co. Discount Outlet!  Now if you'll excuse me, I have a support group to go to...which is right next to that great shoe store...hmm..I wonder if there is a sploder along the way....

Skin; Tuli - Sara Sunkissed - 03
Hair: Detour - Unravel B - Dark Brown
Nails : Razlpsa Loc - Black Cherry Nails
Glasses: Surf Co. - Funnel Cake Shades - Black (discount outlet location)
Earrings: Indyra - Nuvella Hoop Earrings - Silver
Necklace: Last Call - Ingrid Red Agate Rock Necklace ( part of Ingrid outfit)
Sweater: Surf Co. - Floral Cab Sweater - Red  (discount outlet location)
Tanktop: Surf.Co. - Racerback Striped Tank - Red/Lightblue  (discount outlet location)
Shorts: League - Frayed Denim Shorts - Warm Blue
Boots: Surf Co. - Rain Boots - Red  (discount outlet location)

Pose: Magnifique Poses - Shy Standing pose 1
Location: Calas Galadhon

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tangerine the bullet made you, justifies the one who saves you...


I'm sorry for the lack of posts this week, RL has been busy for me and I've had very little time for anything, which makes my inner shopaholic  When Luna Jubilee announced that Tangerine was this weeks colour, I thought two things. First were the lyrics for the song Tangerine by, Second was that I definitely didn't own anything Tangerine. Not that I don't like the colour, just not one I usually consider while shopping. When I logged in Friday and saw everyone chatting away in the colour challenge group. I realized with how busy I'd been I forgot to even look for something tangerine.,to make matters worse, I also realized I was near broke..not So, I quickly hit the SL Marketplace to see what I could find with what little lindens I had. Much to my relief that is where I found this pretty silk and lace camisk from Jad'z. Its a very simple yet beautiful piece although I should warn it is also very sheer, In the picture above I'm wearing two layers , to keep my girls from being I 've paired it with one of my favorite pair of jeans from Zaara.

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Apricot
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Purple Morning
Hair: - Jasmine  - Scornful Red
Top: Jad'z - Sheer Silk Camisk - Tangerine
Pants: Zaara - Jeans Jewelled - Moss
Boots: Mon Tissu - Provence Riding Boots - Chestnut
Necklace: League - Kandula Necklace - Silver
Bracelet: Shiny Things - Hippie Deluxe Bracelets - Brown
Tattoo: Thirteen - TWLOHA Tattoo

Pose: Dawn - Heartache 5
Location Superdyne

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy, Sad, Friday...


Periwinkle is the colour for this weeks Luna Jubilee Challenge.  I have to be honest, I don't normally like periwinkle.  Its a very confusing colour... not blue enough to be a blue , and not purple enough to be a purple.  Like it tried for both but wimped   However, this Luxe Boatneck top from Happy may have changed my mind. The the cut of this top makes it very feminine and lovely to wear. Its available in 8 different colours.  The pants I am wearing are also from Happy. They come 7 different colours and the flares at the bottom make them a cute and fun piece for any inventory.  Although I spent a lot of time browsing through Happy today, I experienced a great sadness when I read Strawberry Singh's post about the AM Radio builds closing. I only recent began visiting these remarkable sims and regret that I did not go and enjoy them sooner.  I really have no words to describe them. They are beautiful true works of art and unlike anything I have seen in SL. From what I have read these builds are scheduled for closing in six months time. I urge you all to visit these incredible places before they are no longer with us.

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Feline
Hair: - Hailey - Scornful Red
Eyes: Poetic Colours - Purple Morning
Top: Happy - Luxe Boatneck - Sky
Pants: Happy - Nauty Jeans - Blue Violet
Shoes: Slink - Achillia Gladiators - Tan
Necklace: Dark Mouse - Bohemain Flare

AM Radio Builds:

Friday, April 22, 2011

What I've always wanted...


!Bang has released 3 new fantastic couples poses. Luna Jubilee has done a lovely job of capturing some sweet and romantic moments. The pose pictured above is called.... Exactly what I wanted, and it certainly seem to express just that. A very relaxed , comfortable pose, perfect for taking pictures or just spending time with that person you have always wanted.

On me ..
Skin: League - Sia Medium - Feline
Hair: - Brande 2 - Scornful Red
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Purple Morning
Vest: Kyoot - Infinite Ache Vest - Warm Knit
Pants:Admiral Spicy - Very Low Dark Blue Jeans
Necklace: League - Kandula Necklace - Silver
Boots: Shiny Things - Ving Boots - Black

On Mr. Crowley..(stiffles a giggle)
Skin: Belleza - Shawn -  pale (group gift)
Hair: ARI - Kreaper - black
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Old Moss
Shirt: Mr. Poet - Knitted Coat - Brown
Pants: Delirium - The Falc ( part of an outfit)
Necklace: Delirium - The Falc Sharktooth Necklace
Lip ring: Dance - Triple lip ring - Black and Onyx
Boots: Shiny Things - Ving Boots - Black

Monday, April 18, 2011

Enjoy The Silence...

Enjoy the silence...

Most of us live very noisy lives. The sound of the people around us...of vehicles passing..the hum of electronics and much more constintly surround us. We've learned to drown it all out as " background noise" but it is ever present. All this sounds has us at times afraid, we automatically panic if things are to quiet, thinking something must be wrong. But with all this sound around us we have very little chance to truly the beauty around us. If you ever get the chance, take yourself out to a large open field...make sure there are no stereos..nothing.  Stand in this great open space..close your eyes .and just enjoy the silence.

Skin: League - Sia medium - Feline
Hair: - Tatum - Scornful Red
Jacket & Tie: Ronsem - Tailored
Pants: Admiral Spicy - Dark Low Blue Fray Jeans
Boots: DECO  - Test Boots - Starry
Belt: Angry Kitty - Leather & Metal Belt ( part of Naughty Kitty oufit)
Necklace: Fifferling - ^V^ Chain
Gloves: Avid (part of Rebelette outfit)
Tattoo: Martina - Elven Tattoo

Pose: Tram - Tram 9 (group gift)

Saturday, April 16, 2011



Here we are, week 24 of the Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge with Eggplant.  Let me tell you, if i never see another eggplant item again it will be to soon. Not because I don't like the colour and not because it was hard to find.  You know those times when you go through everything in your inventory and nothing makes you happy? So you go out shopping and end up spending way to many lindens on a ton a fabulous stuff only to have them not make you happy either?  For this challenge that was me. Now there is really only one solution to this problem....Suck it up and get dressed.  Its not the clothes , it you, your in a funk and there's nothing you can do about it but wait it out. You know all the items you have are great..that's why you bought them, so pick something slap it on and go with it. I believe everyone should have atleast one ribbed sweater. They pretty much go with anything and are really easy to wear. If your in the market for one, this Roll Neck Sweater by Reale is a fantastic choice. These cute high - waisted, belted shorts are this weeks TDR Blue contribution from Baiastice.  At 60L you really can't pass them up.  Now if you'll all excuse me I'm going to lock myself in the house until my inner stylist stops pouting.

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Electric
Hair: Letuka - Addison - Strawberry Blonde
Top: Reale - Roll Neck Sweater - Eggplant
Pants: Baiastice - Limnea High Waist Pants (TDR Blue item)
Necklace: Magic Nook - Moon River Necklace
Boots: Coco - Flat Ankle Boots - Black (group gift)

Pose: Hate Me and Eat Me - 0105 (new)

Friday, April 15, 2011

let it pour down...

in the rain

Spring is upon us and with Spring comes rain. I love to go out walking in the rain, specially when it's pouring down in great big drops. I love feel of those drops splashing on my face and the smell of the wet earth. Everything seems so alive then and the whole experience is very soul cleansing.  Kyoot is currently having their annual store wide spring sale, everything is on for 50L or less! While I was there I picked up this, way to cute Ground Beneath Her Feet dress. It's one of their new spring items and comes in five lovely prints. It's fast becoming one of my favorites. I should tell you that I'm not really sure when the sale will be over. It was advertised to take place between April 7th - 10th, but has obviously been extended as today is the 15th. So, jump on over there before you miss your chance to get some great items at some really rockin prices.

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Apricot
Hair: Elikatira - Theory - Bonde 7
Eyes: Poetic Colors -  Moroccan Nights
Dress: Kyoot - Ground Beneath Her Feet - Darkened Way
Boots: Urban Bomb Unit - Pirate Rain Boots
Jewelery: League - Wanderer Jewelery Set
Tattoo: Euthanasia Body Art - Kyoto

Pose: Tram - Tram 2 (group gift)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For Our Animal Friends...


Project FUR Japan has so far raised over 6 million lindens for JEARS ( Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support).  It's wonderful to see the SL Community come together to do what they can for their fellow human and animal a like. The fantastic outfit above,  is just one of the contributions made by  Malt.
The cute sculpted top surprised me with how easy it was to fit, I usually have a lot of issues getting sculpted items to fit, but this one was a snap. I just love how the frills make it cute but the open front still makes it a bit sexy.  The belt comes with a resize menu as well as colour change options for the metal details and beads. The capri leggings give it the right touch for a fun and flirty outfit for any occasion. I believe this outfit was specifically put together for the event so this maybe your only chance to pick up. If you haven't done so already, make sure to head over to Project FUR Japan. You can pick up this and many other fabulous items, all knowing you money is going to a very worthy cause.

Skin: League - Sia Medium - FelineFemme
Hair: Elikatira - Early - Blonde 7
Eyes: Poetic Colors -  Moroccan Nights
Outfit: Malt - Project FUR Japan - Outfit 1
Earrings: EarthStones - Karin Earrings - Amethyst
Bracelet: EarthStones - Karin Bracelet - Amethyst
Necklace: EarthStones - Karin Necklace - Amethyst
Shoes: Zaara - IIaida Mojri - Black

Pose XYR - ohail

Monday, April 11, 2011

Moody Monday....


After a nice relaxing weekend Mondays are always a drag...but not anymore with Moody Monday.  Moody Mondays work in a similar way to Fifty Linden Fridays. Every week the creators/designers involved will bring out a new or reworked item for just 55L! All the items are of at least a 150L value and if this week is any judge of things to come we should be in for some great items. pictured above are 4 of my favorites from this weeks list. Elymode's contribution was this cute and cosy Lazy Day outfit, perfect for when you just want to be comfy and casual. Altitude put out this fantastic little skybox, it has two rooms, lots of windows, wonderful textures and is only 46 prims! Over at Magnifique Poses you can find this great Shy Standing pose set. The set contains 5 poses all well made I am using Shy Standing  Pose 2 in the picture above...


Last but definitely not least, Mood put out this lovely Bandara Fleur Ensemble. The ensemble includes; rings for both left and right hand, bracelet, necklace and matching earrings. If your as much of a shopaholic as I am Moody Mondays is going to come in really handy!

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Natural
Hair: Truth - Carina - Strawberry
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Moroccan Nights
Outfit: Elymode - Lazy Day Outfit (Moody Monday Item)
Jewelery: Mood - Bandara Fleur Ensemble (Moody Monday Item)
Feet: Coy:ott - Bare feet - tan
Pose: Magnifique Poses - Shy Standing Pose 2 (Moody Monday Item)
Backdrop: Altitude - Mia Skybox ( Moody Monday Item)

Just one of those days...


To answer your first question, yes I am riding a moose. As for the rest of your questions..don't ask..lets just chalk it up to "one of those" nights. As for the moose, forget the moose, he's not what I want to draw your attention to. These awesomesauce Olea boots from Surf Couture are.


I'm normally not into cowboy style boots, but these boots are just way to cute to pass up. The details are fantastic as is the worn leather texture used for them. I found them really easy to fit  and a lot of fun to wear.  If you haven't been to Surf Co I would definitely recommend heading over there, lots of fabulous stuff! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna get this big fella to take me home where I can go to sleep and forget about country music, bush parties and giant moose .:P

Skin: League - Sia Medium
Hair: Truth - Alison - Strawberry
Necklace: League - Wanderer Jewelry Set
Bracelets: Fa Creations - Earthy Jeans Outfit ( part of an outfit)
Top: WTH - GNR tank - Black
Pants: VS Style - Special Fall ( part of an outfit)
Boots: Surf Couture - Olea Boots

Saturday, April 9, 2011



What do we have for week 23 of the Luna Jubilee Color Challenge ? ...Asparagus!  When I was a little girl my grandfather used to call it "as-per-gas" I think he did just to get me to forget I had to eat  I made it my point this week to check out some stores I had never been to before. I have tendency to get in a rut and frequent the same stores , but I wanted to broaden my shopping horizons. Lucky for me that I did, as I found this great top at MichaMi .  It comes in a variety colours and can be dressed up or down for a more casual feel. It was also great luck this week that Bax Coen is currently offering The Prestige Boots in Metallic Olive at 50% off for VIP group members. At half off these boots are definitely worth picking up, They come with an easy to use menu that allows you to fit them, change the upper cuff style, as well as. colour change between 3 different shades of green!


Skin: League - Sia Medium - Olive
Hair: Truth - Alison - Strawberry (NEW RELEASE)
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Moroccan Nights
Top: MichiMi - Feame - Green
Skirt: Zaara - Larin Skirt - Ebony
Boots: Bax Coen Designs - Prestige Boots - Olive Metallic
Necklace & Earring: Mood - Chrysalis Ensemble  (NEW RELEASE)
Bracelet: Shiny Things - Florina Bangles - Gold

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project FUR Japan

By now we all know about the devastation the earthquake and following Tsunami has caused in Japan. thousands and thousands of lives lost and destroyed, it breaks all our hearts and we reach out to help our fellow humans  in anyway we can. however, humans are not the only ones to suffer in this tragedy. thousands of animals in japan have died or are out there hurt ,scared and hungry. Project FUR Japan  is a ffundraiser currently taking  place with 100% of the proceeds going to JEARS.  JEARS ( Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support)  is comprised of three private No-Kill animal welfare organizations in Japan. The above tattoo by Lucky #7 is just one of many fantastic Items donated by some very generous creators. So if you are an animal lover, hell even if your not, please head down to this worthy event and show our animal friends that all life has value.

skin: League-Sia Medium
Hair: Elikatira - Early - Blonde 7
Tatto: Lucky #7 - Japan Tattoo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Will - O - Wisp

        "The Will - O - Wisp's beauty is the harshest, for her light only leads men to the
 bottom of the murky marshes"

Evie's Closet never fails to provide us with beautiful, fantasy inspired designs. This Will - O - The - Wisp costume is just one example of Evangeline Miles' stunning work.  This fantastic outfit and many others can be found  not only at her main store location but also on the Forest of Light sim of the Fantasy Faire. I also wanted to draw your attention to this wonderful  Petals In The Wind pose set from Adorkable , I picked up while I was at the Pose Fair. The Set includes; 4 pink and white petal pose props, 4 grey scale petal pose props and all 4 poses with our petal props. There is no end to the creativity that could be done with this set. If you have had a chance to stop by either the Fantasy Faire or Pose Fair, try to make some time as there is lots of goodies to be found.

Skin: League -Sia Medium - Electric
Hair: Elikatira - Away - Bonde 7
Cotume: Evie's Closet - Will-O-The-Wisp
Blindfold: Black Dandilion -Charmed Blindfold
Pose Prop: Adorkable - Petals In The Wind

More Pictures of poses...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fantasy Faire

Another great event for the benefit of Relay For Life, the Fantasy Faire , is currently taking place till April 11th.  8 beautiful sims all with their own fantasy theme, full of fantastic creators from all over the grid. There is also a 9th sim, Fantasy Faire Central , that hosts a stage, silent auction, as well as a stunning memorial and TP's to the other sims. Weather your looking to improve your role play inventory or just want to have some fun this faire has everything you could ask for and more.

Any Item with a "*" is a Fantasy Faire purchase

Skin: League - Sia Medium - FelineFemme
Hair: Magika - Sophie - Blonde Pack ( colour change is via a hud so don't know exact shade
Eyes: Shine - Garden City Eyes - Buttercup

Elf Ears: Panda Express - Elflorn - Witch Doctor *
Mouth Fairy: Epic - Tink's Tragic End Nom Nom - Green
Shirt: Chaos, Panic and Disorder - Real Vampires Don't Sparkle
Pants & Hoves: Epic - Faun Fushion Jeans - Kawaii D. Vintage

Flying Bunny Vamp: Sanu - Vampire Bunneh - Bat (Comes with a"latched on" version as well, way to cute)*
Jar Penguins: Panda Express - Littlest Pet Jars - Pengu*
Posing Cow: HBLYS - Cuba'a'cow*

NOTE: Although the Epic items I am wearing were not picked up at the Faire , Epic does have a store with in the faire where you can check out those and many other items.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Come mister tally man tally me bananas......

Week 22 of the Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge has us searching for Banana Mania! When I saw this vintage style blouse at Grixdale three things came to mind. First was.".that's really cute!'..second was.." that's the colour of the inside of a banana..and lastly it made me think of the beach. So hear I am, cute, wearing my banana coloured blouse at the  I headed over to the Artilleri sim as they have a really cool beach set up, and as luck would have it a BANANA BOAT!....* does little happy dance*........ Of course as always, when I come to Artilleri I got a little picture

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Apricot Freckles
Hair Letuka - Rain - Glucose
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Purple Morning
Shirt: Grixdale - My Vintage Frock - Daisy
Bikini Bottoms: - Ianni Lane - Beach Bonanza - Green
Hat: Pure style - Straw hat - Orange and Natural Straw
Jewelery: Fa Creations - Earth Jeans Outfit (part of the outfit)
Shoes: Lassitude and Eunni - Signature Sandals - White and Silver

More Pictures....

Friday, April 1, 2011

Help Japan..

As of late, there seems to be one natural disaster after another, The tragedy in Japan being the latest. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan who have lost their homes, lives, and those who are still struggling in the aftermath.  If your like me you wish there was more you could do to help, but for those of us living in places to far away to be of direct help it can sometimes be frustrating finding ways to contribute.  Which is why I am thankful to the generous creators in Second Life who come together at times like this to hold fundraisers and various charity events to help raise funds for relief efforts. The Help Japan fundraiser is running till April 20th, with 100% of the proceeds going to Japan Red Cross.  There are lots of great designers who have donated some fantastic items. If you haven't been already go and check it out theres a little something for everyone and you'll know your lindens are going for a good cause.

( Items marked with a * are items from Help Japan fundrasier)

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Ruby
Hair: Letuka - Addison - Strawberry Blonde
Scarf: Deviant Girls - Boro Sumi Ai *
Top: Amadi - Tshirt Red Geisha *
Pants: Mon Tissu - Lou Lou - Used
Boots: Elikatira - Secret Boots - Molasses

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Free socks!!!

Who doesn't love argyle? ...Who doesn't love free stuff?  I was at Grixdale checking out the new stuffs , which btw you need to check out..very cute stuff! Anyway, while I was there I found these awesomesauce socks. They come in six different colours and the best part...They are FREE!! all six pairs totally cool is that? They are laid out on a table in the right hand side of the store. Although I should warn you that going there you will be bombarded by uber cute stuff and will probably end up shopping your heart out, but, ..hey the socks are free!

Skin: League - Sia Medium - aqua with freckles
Hair: Elikatira - Vivid - Brown 10
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Purple Morning
Top: DP yum yum - Tweed Jacket - Green
Shorts: CoCo - Denim Shorts ( part of a group gift outfit)
Socks: Grixdale - Antique Socks - Bean Sprout
Shoes: Virus - Fatal Buckle Strap Shoe - Black

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Me and my Shadow...

Over the last few months I've seen a lot of things about people trying to get shadows to render in SL. It can be a rather involved process and not always turning out successful. I never even considered attempting it before, my old comp would have flipped me the finger if I even thought about However, now that I have the new comp I thought I'd give it ago. My first try was using Kristens Viewer, that didn't turn out so well. I turned up the graphics ....followed the instructions to enable shadows ..and..well..things got weird. my sight got kind of blurry , my left eye started to twitch and I got kind of light headed.  I had visions of those newscasts about the kids who had seizures from video I stopped immediately and abandoned the idea. I'm still not sure what happened there but, recently I went back to using Viewer 2 and thought I'd give it another go. I did the same as before turned up the graphics enabled shadows and ..viola! it worked and no seizure inducing trauma!  Now that I got them..I'm really not sure what to make of Don't get me wrong its really cool and I love that I can do it..just think I'm gonna have to experiment with settings and locations and so on. Now for the important part....the clothes! Have I ever mentioned how much I love The Sea Hole ?  Well I do, Drinkinstien Sorbet comes up with the most fantastic and fun designs.  Always well made with a little whimsy, and these Beaded Satin Genie Pants are no exception. I love that they are loose baggy pants with out having to have a lot of prims attached to your legs. They are made of a pants and sock layer and blend together flawlessly. The top is also from The Sea Hole, again the details are fantastic and the fringe around the neckline makes it fun and a little different from other camisole style tops. Both pants and top come in a variety of colours.

Skin: League - Sia Medium - Olive
Hair: Elikatira - Away - Blonde 7
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Purple Morning
Top: The Sea Hole - Fringed Camisole - Harvest
Pants: The Sea Hole - Beaded Satin Genie Pants - Jet
Necklace: Shiny Things - Florina Necklace - Gold
Bracelets: Shiny Things - Ruma Bangles - Gold
Earrings: Shiny Things - Prya Cascade Earrings - Gold
Sunglasses: Pueple Moon - Vain Sunglasses - Brown Leopard
Shoes: Zaara - Ilaida Majri - Black

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dirty Little Rock Star...........

White is the colour for week 21 of the Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge and I've decided to let out my inner rock star.  As a little girl I used to line up all my toys , turn my radio up loud, jump up on my bed and "perform" for them...much to my mothers Actually things haven't changed much. I still grab my brush and sing into it  when a good song comes on..only now its my kids giving me the displeased
This top is the White Love Story Tee by AlterEgo. I loooove this shirt! The graphic on the front and the belt detail at the bottom give it a definite rock chick vibe.  I've paired it with a pair of white leggings and added the Rock'n'Rolla Chain by  Naith Smit Design, and of course what rock chick is complete without a killer pair of red leather boots?. Also the skin I am wearing is Sia, newly released from League. It is
Fan-Freaking-Tastic!  There isn't anything I don't love about this skin. The lips are lovely , The make up choices are great and the body work is fabulous. I'll probably be wearing this one for a while and that saying something as I change skin more often then I change If you haven't checked it out already you really need to.........go ....go on......go now.....hurry..go .....go ....go!

Skin: League - Sia Medium -Ruby
Hair: LeLutka - Addison - Strawberry Blonde
Top: AlterEgo - White Love Story Tee
Pants: Koko - low waisted leggings - White
Boots: Gos - Curvaceous Boots - Red
Necklace: Naith Smit Design - Rock'n'Rolla Chain
Bracelets: 333 Creations Shop - Black Bangles
Earrings: Earrngs R.icielli - Eustaquiae Earrings - Gold and Quatz
Tattoo: Raw Ink - Kat Von D Tatttoo

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Body Image

It seems a little strange to talk about body image in a world full of pixel perfection. In Secondlife there are no love handles or flabby abs, for the most part the residents of sl wonder around looking roughly 25 years old and model perfect. You are, however you fantasize yourself to be and theres nothing wrong with that. Its your secondlife, to do and be whatever you wish. But, after nearly 4 years in world I am beginning to wonder ... where have all the curves gone?  Like a lot of people I think, I got my first shape from Body Doubles, I remember  being taken there on my first day and I was amazed! I could seriously look like Angelina Jolie? . To freaking cool!!  I'm sure like a lot of others, I quickly learned that the shape didn't just magically make you in to the celeb of your dreams  As time passes shapes changed but one thing remained the avi , like most, was "barbie".... tiny little waist and  a rack that only the gods could have created..  Several months ago, It kind of started to bother me that me and most of the people around me all looked like we could where the same size. Yes there were slight differences in the way the  shapes fell together and the faces were different but we all looked like we were a size 5.  So I decided to fluff Crowley up a bit, make her a little more like the real me.  Believe me,  Crowley still has the body the RL me would give my left  non-existent testicular fortitude for, she's just more like a size 12 instead of a 5.

Original Crowley shape v.s. Fluffier Crowley Shape

Although it took some tweaking I was really pleased with the outcome.  I really didn't think about it much, it didn't seem that big of a deal to me but as I went about my normal sl business I began to see just how anti-fluffy this world is.  I know that when creators design their products they do so based on their own shape and the average size of the avi's purchasing their items.  However, I've found it increasingly difficult to get prim attachments to fit correctly. Specially sculpted skirts, in order to get them to fit I often have to stretch them so big they just look ridiculous. Also, animations can be difficult at times because they place my hands and arms inside my body , not accommodating for fluffiness. I have had my avi insulted , called "fat". told she " eats to many donuts" . For F*&@ sakes! this is Secondlife! Where people run around as purple rabbits and zombies ! is thin really that important? Friends of mine have told me how great they think it is that Crowley's outside  the "normal" avi size, they've told me how brave I am, as although, they have considered doing the same they were not confidant enough to do so.  Ok people , the sliders didn't really go up that much..whats going on here?  But the biggest thing I have notice, since Crowley got fluffy, is just how thin avatars are becoming. Its not even so much the barbie syndrome anymore, more and more I am seeing stick thin avatars with little to no curves whatsoever. Now, I do realize that just as there are us fluffy girls in RL there are also slim girls and all sizes and shapes hold beauty, no one shape or size is better then another.  So some of these  avatars may just be based on their RL counter biggie...but wheres the equal representation here?..Where are the fluffy girls hiding?.Where are the curves??   in RL we are bombarded wth images telling us that thin is beautiful.  It has been that way for any decades recent years various campaigns  have started up trying to improve body image. They try to to teach us to love who we are and that beauty is in all shapes and sizes. But,you really have to wonder how effective these campaigns are against the tirade of media images that say otherwise, specially when we now have anorexic avatars.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sky blue...

It is now week 20 of the Luna Jubilee Colour Challenge !  We have left the earthy tones on the gournd and have headed up into the clouds with this weeks colour sky blue. When I think of blue skies I think of the beginning of summer, nice warm days where everything is so alive and the dark winter seems something long past.  On those days I  love wearing clothes that are light and let the warm breeze through. I picked this Tess silk skirt set from Boho Baku , while I was at the Fashion For Life Fair. Its perfect for one of those summer days and I just love the free feel of the gypsy style skirt.  The FFL fair is running till the 22nd of March, so if you haven't already,  head on over. There are nine sims full of wonderful designers coming together for a good cause. Boho Baku can be found on the Arbus sim of the fair, also the jjewellery set I am wear I picked from MOOD while I was there.  Mood can be found on the Helmut Newton sim of the the fair.

Skin: Lara Hurley Skin - Leah Pale - Blue Gloss
Hair: LeLutka - Biel - Strawberry Blonde
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Moroccan Nights
Top and Skirt: Boho Baku - Tess silk skirt - Teal
Jewellery: MOOD - Mirage Glam Ensemble - Silver
Boots: Surf Couture - Olea Boots - Worn
Hat: Surf Couture - Straw Cowboy Hat  - Twig