Spring blow

The weather has been changing in Athens. We’ve had some rain and clouds but the temperature is getting higher and the sun is finally out again. And it looks like it’s here to stay for a while. It’s going to be March tomorrow, which means Spring is officially here. Now, I don’t know about you, but my mood depends on, a huge level, on the weather. Depends also on how much coffee I’ve had – I haven’t had any yet – I’m surprised I can even type right now.

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The Arcade is coming tomorrow as well. This post features the new hair Tableau Vivant participates in the event with. It’s editorial hair (I mean photography hair) and it’s called Hairplay. It’s gacha of course, consists of 4 different hairstyles (back/side/down/front blow) and flip blow (amazing one) as a reward, after playing the gacha machine 25 times. It also comes with pose balls for each one of the hairs. If you’re using bento hands, don’t forget to put them on as they animate your hands/fingers too. Here’s the gacha key for you to have a better look.

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The skin applier I’m wearing is becoming one of my favorites so far. It’s Pumec’s release, currently at Tres Chic event and I’m using it on Lelutka’s Chloe bento head.

That’s all for now peeps. Have a lovely day/night and I’ll see you all next time.

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.6 (bento) (NEW!)

EYES: Genesis Lab – PERFECT VISION (gacha)

SKIN: PUMEC – Agatha @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Hairplay – Back Blow (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!) (opens March 1st)

OUTFIT: Zenith – Jean Shirt with skit

SHOES/SOCKS: friday – Dottie Sneaks

POSE: an lar poses

SHOT AT: Serein

Closer

New week, new month, new round of events. Including the return of the Arcade that opens on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen the shopping guide yet, I would suggest to sit down first and have a look, as it will take a while. Addams sponsors the event and has released a super sexy outfit for the ladies. It’s a lace bodysuit (available in too versions – sheer and solid) but you can also wear bra and panties separately. You will also find boots, in 3 different lengths, a flower bra and a mask as a reward to finish up your look. Check credits below for more details.

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The head I have on is the new bento head from Lelutka, Chloe. I’m wearing PUMEC’s latest applier for Lelutka heads, Agatha, but I kept the default Chloe shape. Only changed it up a little. She’s pretty, right?

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Hair is one of my favorite from TRUTH. Rather old release but that’s not important at all. Still looks amazing. For the scene I used one of THOR’s past gacha releases, which now should be at his mainstore plus HAIKEI’s current gacha goodies from Kustom9.

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Special thanks to Luis for helping me with this picture. Here’s the link of his awesome blog where you can have a look at his credits and version of the picture.

Have a nice day/night/week everyone and be kind to one another.

STYLING

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.6 (bento) (NEW!)

SKIN: .:[PUMEC]:.-.:AGATHA:. @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIR: TRUTH – Arwen

OUTFIT/SHOES: Addams – Cecilia @The Arcade (NEW!) (opens March 1st)

Addams – Cecilia Lace Nightgown (Bra) 

Addams – Cecilia Lace Nightgown (Panty) 

Addams – Cecilia Medium Boots 

Addams – Cecilia Mask (reward prize – after playing the gacha machine 25 times)

POSE

RK Poses – This love of mine

SCENE

from ..::THOR::.. – Lazy Weekend gacha

..::THOR::.. Vintage Chesterfield Sofa (common)

..::THOR::.. Empty Frames (common)

from :HAIKEI: – Like a humid day gacha @Kustom9 (NEW!)

HAIKEI don’t really name their gacha items specifically. Everything else in the picture basically, including the skybox, is from their gacha.

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It’s the weekend, you know the drill. I don’t ramble, you just watch the pictures and don’t get a headache from the never-ending reading. But I do have a song I want to share with you, my current addiction: Human by Rag’n’Bone.

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Post features goodies from The Annex, Tableau Vivant and Nanika. See details in the credits below.

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HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.5

SKIN/SHAPE: .:[PUMEC]:. – .:AGATHA:. @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIRBASE: Tableau Vivant – Lelutka HB3a @Kustom9 (NEW!)

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Pompom pigtails @Kustom9 (NEW!)

GLASSES: [evoLove] – Cat eye @Tres Chic (NEW!)

OUTFIT: The Annex – Mia @Tres Chic (NEW!)

TATTOO: Nanika – Spring is coming @On9 (NEW!) (ends February 28th)

SHOES: fri.day – Honey

SHOT AT: Elysion

Overtime

It’s pretty late and I’ve had a super long day at work but I want to share a story you don’t know about me. If I don’t make sense, don’t blame me, but my poor English and the state of exhaustion I’m currently in. So, as you probably know, I joined SL last February. I was familiar with the 3D worlds/games before, but a total noob when it came to SL. My bestie, Jules has been a resident longer than I me and she basically introduced me to everything. Fashion stores, sims, taught me how to dress my avatar up. I remember I was sim hopping with my system head, constantly thinking “Wow how do people look like this or how do they create that?”. Oh and I was also shopping like a maniac. First store I had gone to, was Blueberry’s and if I remember correctly, I spent a whole night there trying on every item.

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Greece was under massive capital controls back then (still is but we can use our credits cards now) so my budget was very limited. I soon, was introduced to fashion blogs, I believe Strawberry‘s first and Daeberethwen‘s right after that. Their tutorials encouraged me to start taking pictures and experimenting with photography in SL. Jules persuaded me to start blogging as well. Yes, you have Jules to blame for that. But hey, she said I would be good at it and you don’t want to argue with her. She’ll make you do anything she wants! Ha ha.

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So, I began blogging stuff I bought while applying to every blogger application I would find. One of the stores I got accepted in, was a poses one, which mostly did poses for couples. I had a total of zero male friends though. I did consider an alternative account (or malt, as I believe it’s called) but I was still learning my current avatar. I wasn’t willing to have another avatar to worry about. So what did I do? I contacted almost every male blogger and photographer I was following on Flickr, asking them if they would like to make a picture with me. Yes, I did that. Thinking about it now, I’m quite embarrassed, but no regrets there, one has to be resourceful. Everyone rejected me (can’t blame them), others didn’t even reply. But one of them did, with an answer I will never forget: “Sure, when?”. His name is Arnno Planer and he didn’t hesitate to help me immediately. He didn’t care about my photography skills or popularity either.

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I have been friends with Arnno ever since that day. I will always remember how helpful he was and how he – doesn’t know it yet, but he will now – influenced me and motivated me to keep doing what I’m doing. I figured he probably saw something in me and thought I deserve a chance. Merci beaucoup mon ami!

Which brings me to my post tonight. I asked him to join me once again, since it has been a while and I had missed him. It is very interesting how everyone on SL is only at a one-click -distance but yet so far away.

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The post features the gacha goodies you can get at the Gacha Garden, while it’s still open (I believe it ends on Tuesday) from 22769 ~ [bauwerk]. The concept is Home Office and I sticked to it. You can have a look at each item from the gacha in the credits below but here’s a picture of the gacha key as well. The hair is by Truth, previously at Uber but currently at his mainstore and the skin applier is from ItGirls for your Catwa heads.

Now that I’ve rambled enough, I can finally call it a night and start stalking your pictures and blogs. Thank you! He he.

Have a lovely day/night and be kind to one another.

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v2.10

SKIN/SHAPE: ItGirls – Aviva

HAIR: TRUTH – Lisette

GLASSES: Mad – Nerd Glasses

DRESS: Ec.cloth – Silk Maxi Dress

SHOES: N-core – KATE

POSE

NRage Studio Poses! – Tenderly (past Tres Chic gift)

SCENE

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Home Office Day @The Gacha Garden (NEW!)

(more specifically from left to right)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tea Wagon – SOI

[ keke ] potted mint 1

[ keke ] paperbag herb – parsley 1

[ keke ] paperbag herb – mint 2 RARE

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Home Office Cabinet – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] IDK – Sign – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Earth Globe – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Copper Fan – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rose in Bottle – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Office Container – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Home Office Chair – RARE

-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Paper Pile

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Table Container – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Office Binder – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] DIY Office Desk – COMMON

[ keke ] spring flower 1

[ keke ] spring flower RARE

[ keke ] spring flower 4

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Typewriter – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Ball Thrust Pendulum

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Smartphone – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Ballpens and Pencils – COMMON

[ keke ] tea lights – big random

[ keke ] paper whites – jar

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Vintage Radio – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Office Sideboard – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Office Rug – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Paper Bin – COMMON

Serenity Style- Endless love blind B

Serenity Style- Endless love blind A

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Leather Office Armchair – RARE

:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha RARE (skybox)

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The day went by pretty smoothly today. Even though I spent most of it Skyping with Jules, I managed to get a lot of work done. That feeling of completion makes me feel great. You know what I’m talking about. That moment when you finally finish something you’ve been working on, lean back and say to yourself “I did it”. To be completely honest with you, I was in a hurry today. I wanted to get everything done and leave only a few tasks for tomorrow, as it’s a bank holiday on Monday in Greece and I want to make it an extra long weekend.

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I have no specific plans yet, but even the idea of not working for three days is enough to make me happy. Although, it’s me we’re talking about. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up spending it in bed (which is okay, I need to catch up on my sleep) and then take a lot of pictures on SL. But oh well. We shall see.

It’s almost midnight for me though, so let’s get to today’s post which features a bunch of new stuff. Let’s start with the gown I have on, which is by Lybra and currently available at Shiny Shabby. Did you know Lybra updated her color huds? Yes, you get more options now. She’s also rebuilding her mainstore but it’s not ready yet. At the same event you can check the new gacha from PUMEC. It consists of skin appliers for Catwa heads (rare & commons), mesh ears and mesh eyes. Now if you’re an attention freak like me, you probably noticed that my skin, eyes and ears are different than the ones on the close up picture. Yes, check again. Now, I want to say I did that on purpose, but I’m afraid that’s a lie. Truth is I got so excited with the skin applier (pretty much same way I react every time I try a new applier on my mesh/bento heads), I completely forgot about the rest of the items in the gacha.

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The skin appliers come with a shape as well, but for this one I tried something different. This is Catwa’s Catya head but on Catwa’s Kimberly default shape. Looks pretty cute, right? Anyways, you can have a better look at the gacha key here. The hairbase I have on is from Tableau Vivant, currently available at the Enchantment. Hair is also by Tableau Vivant, but at Kustom9. I know, you have a lot of teleporting to do.

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And of course the scene I created is from THOR’s new release for Collabor88. I have mentioned before how much I love THOR’s work and how he never stops to amaze me. He has a certain style in his creations that just agrees with me. From this set, I pick the book of fairy tales as my favorite – It’s the one behind the tea, on the table. It has butterflies coming out of it. I mean, Come On!

That would be all for now people. Hope you’re having a great day/night! I’ll see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v2.10

SKIN/EYES/EARS: .:[PUMEC]:.  – Gacha @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

(wearing CATWA’s Kimberly bento default shape – applier in close-up pic is item #6 common – in the other two pictures it’s the rare)

HAIRBASE: Tableau Vivant – Cinderella Catwa HB @Enchantment (NEW!)

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Pompom pigtails @Kustom9 (NEW!)

GOWN: LYBRA – Adele @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

SCENE

..::THOR::.. – Storybook Set @Collabor88 (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. Storybook Shelf

..::THOR::.. Books – Group 1 + Memories

..::THOR::.. Books – Group 2

..::THOR::.. Books – Group 3

..::THOR::.. Encyclopedia

..::THOR::.. Vintage Velvet Pillow – Black

..::THOR::.. Little Clawfoot Table

..::THOR::.. Book of FairyTales

..::THOR::.. Cup of Hot Tea

..::THOR::.. Almond Biscuits

..::THOR::.. Vintage Velvet Armchair – Black

  Knick Knacks – flying curtains

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Vintage Radio – COMMON

..::THOR::.. Vintage Telephone with sound

-tb- Framed Picture – Marie Antoinette

-tb- Framed Picture – Ballerina

Bianco bagno

I have a lot on my mind at the moment and I would love to share, but I’m afraid I won’t make any sense. It basically has to do with the pros and cons of being a blogger. About how forced you sometimes feel. How easy it is to become a job rather than a hobby. I understand that, it is what you allow it to be but who’s really capable to control that every time? We all get our weak and vulnerable moments. This has nothing to do with my current post tonight or the items/stores featured in it. Doesn’t have to do with any of the stores I’m working with, actually. I’ve come to a point where I know when enough is enough and when this gets out of hand. It is just random thoughts I’ve had in my head for days now, trying to figure out this whole new blogger world. As soon as I manage to form them into an argument, I will express it, I promise. He he.

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The post’s title is Italian. I am not Italian nor do I speak any but we also use “bagno” in Greek. If I could imagine a place on earth I could enjoy a bath like this, it would definitely be the beautiful Sienna. If you haven’t visited, I recommend it. Post features some goodies from WLRP. Event ends next week, so if you still haven’t stopped by, you’re missing out. The bath I’m so happily sitting in, is from Violetility. There is a bed too, but I believe they’re sold separately. The petals are animated by E.V.E., also from WLRP. Last but not least, the hair is TRUTH’s VIP group gift for the month, which comes in 2 different options.

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And since my pictures influenced me, I believe it’s time to make them a reality. The bathtub is almost ready. Wishing everyone a good day/night and I’ll see you all next time!

HAIR: TRUTH – Char (VIP group gift – February) (NEW!)

SCENE

E.V.E – Dancing Petals @WLRP (NEW!)

Violetility – Court of Love Bath @WLRP (NEW!)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Candle Holder (Gift of the Guardians)

[PM]Pixel Mode – Silver Candles @Fameshed (NEW!) (ends February 25th)

IONIC : Ritual White Candle

The unfamiliar host

As you have probably noticed, I have started to create my own scenes for my pictures. It’s been probably a month that I have been doing so and I’m enjoying it so much. I started to do that because I was experiencing issues at sims. Apart from the fact that I like my privacy when I’m working and usually at the sims I would go to, someone would photobomb my pictures, my computer and graphics card wouldn’t allow me to take snapshots on ultra graphics and would eventually make me crash constantly. So finally, my gacha machines obsession, found its purpose. Ever since I’ve been a SL resident, I would always play decor gacha machines, even if it was stuff that didn’t look interesting or necessary to me. I would collect random pieces from each machine and store, because “one day I might need them”. Then, as soon as the opportunity came, I would put them all together to make something beautiful. Hopefully, I have succeeded in most cases.

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The process usually takes me a couple of hours. Depending on how big my scene is going to be, plus, how many items I’m featuring in one picture. But trust me, it feels so good. Kind of like a puzzle game where you’re given different items and you have to make them all look like they belong together. Makes you become resourceful and come up with ideas that you would have never thought about before. Plus, it helps you grow. I mean, if you’re a blogger, why not start to work with items out of your style too and challenge yourself with something new?

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As soon as my scene is ready, I take a small break and then try to think about where I am going to be in it. My goal is consistency. If it’s a kitchen, you don’t want to be in a gown. If it’s a beach you don’t want to be in lingerie. If colors match too, would be perfect.

So, enough rambling for one night. This post features a bunch of new releases, mostly decor stuff. I know the list of credits is super long, but come on. Given the amount of time I spent to create this scene, plus, writing all credits down and linking them to urls, you owe me to at least have a look. He he!

Have a lovely day/night everyone and see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.5 (bento)

SKIN/SHAPE: .:[PUMEC]:. – .:AGATHA:. @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIR: rezology – Butterfly 188 (NEW!)

EYES: .:[PUMEC]:. – /Mesh Eyes\ PACK #4

DRESS: Jeune by Rowne – Dasha Wrap Dress (Luxe Box – February 2016)

SCENE

Newchurch – Daphne Chaise @On9 (NEW!)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Heart Ottoman @TLC (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. bookshelf Wall

ionic: Sleepy lapin (brown) @TCF (NEW!)

ionic: Winter tote bag (a) @TCF (NEW!)

{Concept} 05. Clever Coffee table @Kustom9 (NEW!)

.cosmic peaches.  – Open When You Miss Me

.cosmic peaches. – LeatherBound Photo Album – Brown

.cosmic peaches. – Love You Scattered Tiles

[ keke ] tea lights – big random

[ keke ] summer bottle – birdsong

[ keke ] summer bottle – silence

[ keke ] summer bottle – shade

[ keke ] summer bottle – breeze

[ keke ] summer bottle  – bliss

.:Bee Designs:.Dusk  set Gacha Vase

BUENO-Wood Wall Art -Light

{Concept} 06. Clever Lamp @Kustom9 (NEW!)

2. GA Home – Wicked Basket @Kustom9 (NEW!)

:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {2}

ChiMia:: Dry January Tally @The Gacha Garden (NEW!)

ChiMia:: Framed Quote @The Gacha Garden (NEW!)

6. GA – Savannah – Drawer @Kustom9 (NEW!)

Amala – Kathy Rug

:HAIKEI: Boring day gacha RARE (skybox)

Confinement

I had an awful day at work today. Have you ever noticed – I believe I have blogged about this before- how you get some really bad days sometimes, and not just one, but almost everything goes wrong? Is it like a universal rule where all hell breaks loose in order to teach us a lesson? And what would that be? Cause all I learned today was to “never go to work on a Monday again”.

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I will spare you the details but man, oh man… I’ve never been happier that I’m finally home. And yes, I know I keep complaining about my work but come on, bare with me! I’m struggling here! I did have a lovely weekend though, slept much, went out and took a bunch of pictures for you to see. Everything went according to plan.

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Today’s post features the new release from Evolove for TLC. It’s a box and it’s called Confined. Only Evolove has confined me so far in such elegant and picturesque way! The box comes with a hud that allows you to change its color and as always, has a bunch of poses in it. The hair is also new from Tableau Vivant and currently at collabor88. Their past releases have been add-ons and hairbases for Lelutka’s Simone bento head. I’m so digging them! Of course, you can wear the add-ons with any head you like. You just need a tintable hairbase (if it’s not a Lelutka head) in order to match the hair color.

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The lingerie is from erratic also at collabor88. There are options for you (brasserie, bodysuit, panties etc) if you get the full set or you can purchase only the parts of it you like/want. Last but not least, the skin applier is from ItGirls, not a new release but one of my favorites of hers.

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That’s all for now peeps. Have a lovely day/night, be kind to one another and I’ll see you all soon.

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.5

SKIN/SHAPE: ItGirls – Blanca

EYES: .:[PUMEC]:. – /Mesh Eyes\ – PACK #4

EARS: .:[PUMEC]:. – Vintage OWL @The Crossroads (NEW!)

HAIRBASE: Tableau Vivant – Lelutka HB3b @Collabor88 (NEW!)

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Aslant pony @Collabor88 (NEW!)

LINGERIE: erratic – colette @Collabor88 (NEW!)

BUILD/POSES: [evoLove] – Confined @TLC (NEW!)

Aurea Imperium

It’s still the weekend so I won’t say anything. But all these golden tones in the picture inspired me so there you go:

“Too many people miss the silver lining, because they’re expecting gold”

Maurice Setter

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HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.4

SKIN: .:[PUMEC]:. – .:AGATHA:. @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIR: TRUTH – Delaney (NEW!)

BABYDOLL/PANTIES: Addams – Aurora (the blindfold is a gift) (NEW!)

BOOTS: Addams – Aurora (NEW!)

NECKLACE: MINIMAL – Cheesire

ARM CUFF: Just Because – Elegant

CUFF: Kibitz – Cicely cuff

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CHAIR: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Baroque Frame Chair @Fetish Fair (NEW!)

Golden phantom

It’s the weekend so I’m bound by my promise to not ramble. I will just say that it is a beautiful day in Athens today. Yes, I’m rubbing it in. I’m sorry, but it’s been a while since we last had one. I had to share. That being said, I’m going to wish everyone a happy weekend and shut my mouth. I’ll see you all next time!

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HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.4 (bento)

SKIN/SHAPE: .:[PUMEC]:. – AGATHA @Tres Chic (NEW!)

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Long pigtails @Kustom9 (NEW!)

HAIRBASE: Tableau Vivant – Lelutka HB3a @Kustom9 (NEW!)

GLASSES: PANAVIA – PHANTOM

T-SHIRT: The Annex – Ella @Enchantment (NEW!)

TATTOO: {Speakeasy} – Divine @Applique (NEW!)