Comfort zones

“Great things never came from comfort zones”

Good morning world! I was off work for a couple of days so I had the chance to work on a few pictures this weekend. I feel exhausted but also happy. I had a lot of work to do and I think I’ve completed most of it. I will be participating in the Spring issue of Gallant magazine so stay tuned as it’s going to be pretty. I’m not quite sure when it’s going to be released but I’ll keep you posted. Also, I’ve seen who else is in it and they’re all wonderful!

So back to my pictures. I have mentioned before how of them get deleted eventually. It seems to be often the case. 9 out of 10 pictures I take end up in trash. I’ve been blogging for 2 years now (the anniversary was this month but not exactly sure when, ask Julie, she remembers stuff like that) and I’m still trying to find my niche. Do I like decor or fashion posts more? Which ones am I better at? Which ones do my readers prefer? I don’t think I’ll ever get the answers to these questions. And that’s alright, I don’t really want an answer. It’s enough for me that after 2 years I’m still growing and I’m still learning. Most importantly, I’m still enjoying this. I often complain about not getting enough sleep or feeling exhausted but I wouldn’t change it. I’m still addicted!

Speaking of comfort zones, I know well by now that I enjoy decor posts more than fashion. But with an avatar in them. I often stick to a certain style as it’s more convenient and easier to make. I happen to be blogging mostly for events and the way I see it, in order to cover as many new releases as possible, you have to do both. Coordinating your avatar within a decor scene is not an easy task. So many things you have to think about. What will you wear? Where will you sit. Will you sit or stand? Then, is everything still showcased clearly? They take me more time to make but once I’m done, I pat myself on the shoulder and go “good job”. Then of course, I stare at the pictures for too long, long enough, to hate and delete them in the end. But oh well. I’m confident I’ll reach to a point when everything will just get easier and faster. It has to!

So, enough rambling for one day. You can’t blame me, it’s been a while. Today’s post features more new stuff from the current round of Uber along with some other older releases. Take a look below for all the necessary deets and enjoy your shopping!

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Have a great one and I’ll see you all next time.

STYLING

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Marlene 3.2

HAIR: *Besom~ #Girlgang Bun (group gift)

EARRINGS: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Orix

TOP: ISON – reina one shoulder shirt @Uber (NEW!)

BOTTOM: Dead Dollz – Widow Panties (gacha)

SHOES: [Gos] Natalie Ankle Boots @Uber (NEW!)

SCENE

..::THOR::.. Study Set @Uber (NEW!)

..::THOR::.. Study Armchair
..::THOR::.. Study Wall Lamp
..::THOR::.. iPear Pc Study Desk 3.7*

{vespertine} – room plants @Collabor88 (NEW!)

{vespertine}- birds of paradise palm.

..::THOR::.. Old Ottoman

8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow (gacha)

01 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Cottage RARE
20 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Curtain
22 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Double Bookcase Full
25 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Grandfather’s Clock
34 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Old Rugs

Fancy Decor: Diana Resting Tapestry

Kalopsia – Flying Paper

Apple Fall Recipe Books (gacha)

Apple Fall Books & Map

I plucked a daisy, I gave it to you

Good morning world! Hope everyone’s well and having a great weekend. Hasn’t stopped raining at all since yesterday and I do have some suspicions that my bestie Jules, who lives in the UK, is behind this but I have no proof yet. As soon as I do, she’s in big trouble.

Today’s post features the new skin Annie (itGirls) made for Genesis Lab’s Flor bento head. It is beautiful and available in all five skin colors like always. Also, there’s not a shape included for a change, as it was created for the head’s default shape. I have also tried it on all the previous Genesis bento heads and looks great but you might have to adjust their head shape a little.

The hair is new release by TRUTH currently at the mainstore. They released three new hairstyles, one of them is this month’s VIP group gift. I’m going to show them all soon in the upcoming posts but until then, have a look here. The daisy does not come with the hair. It is a gift from my friend Ninna Dazy. Not sure if she made it or not, but it’s cute. Thank you beautiful Ninna!

The scene I used for this picture consists of the new items Concept made for the current round of Kustom9. I will post another picture where everything will be obvious soon.

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That’s all for now peeps. Have a great one and see you all soon.

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Flor 3.2 (bento) (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

SKIN: itGirls – Leah (NEW!) (available on MP too)

HAIR: TRUTH – Rumor (NEW!)

GLASSES: ISON – nikki sunglasses @C88 (NEW!)

TOP: ISON – asturias shirt @C88 (NEW!)

NECKLACE: [Modern Couture] – Orix

Yamas

2016 Lessons

Work never ends. Will always be there, no matter how much you try to get rid of it.

Money doesn’t buy happiness but definitely helps you find it.

When you have faith, anything is possible.

People can actually be nice to you for no hidden reason.

This is a damaged world I live in but there is still hope.

True friends can be more important than family.

2017 Resolutions

Take care of myself. Sleep and eat more, worry and stress less.

Catch up on my dancing. Been so long I wonder if I fit in my pointes.

Remind my loved ones of how important they are to me.

Work to live, don’t live to work.

Dare and make mistakes. Won’t learn otherwise.

Never take anything for granted.

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Having that said I’m officially bound by my promise. One year from now, you have every right to ask me if I kept my word. Until then I have to show you some stuff, and since this is my last post for the year 2016, it had to be celebratory. Evolove gave me the perfect opportunity to do so with their release for Tres Chic. Their newest creation is a champagne glass (there is actually one big prop one and a smaller one for you to hold) which includes 20 poses in, out and around the glass. So, for a change, I put on some of my favorite designs from the year and hopped on the glass to wish you all Happy New Year!

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On a quick note, the bra is from Dead Dollz, gacha rare, but no longer for sale unfortunately. The shorts are from Tee*fy from an old Collabor88 round, so I guess they can be found in the mainstore now. The shoes are probably one of the first I bought since I joined SL in February, from fri.day and the necklace is from Modern Couture, again, one of my first purchases. The hair is December’s group gift from Truth. There is a fee to join the group, but it’s totally worth it. You get (at least) a free fatpack every month! Skin applier is from ItGirls, for Catwa heads only and gorgeous as always.

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That would be all for now lovely people. I hope you all have a wonderful day today. Whatever you do, however you spend it, remember that you’re all special and important. Never lose your smile, never give up and pat your shoulder for everything you’ve accomplished so far. It’s been a rough year for everyone but hey, we made it through, we’re all winners and survivors! So since I’m on my first glass of Champagne already, I say yamas (that’s Greek for cheers) to everything that happened and yamas to everything that’s coming next. Happy new year with lots of love, smiles and hugs!

HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN: itGirls – Ally

EYES: [PUMEC] – Mesh Eyes

HAIR: TRUTH – Irenka (VIP group gift)

NECKLACE: Modern.Couture – Silk Rose

BRA: Dead Dollz – Abby (gacha rare – no longer for sale)

SHORTS: Tee*fy – Blossom Ruffles

SHOES: fri. – Kendall

POSES/GLASS PROP: [evoLove] – Champagne @Tres Chic (NEW!)

Ambient

Not much to share with you this morning, so I guess, no news, is good news…and let’s get to the stuff.

Lybra has been very productive this month. Participates in almost every event there is on SL at the moment. I’m wearing her release for the Crossroads event. It’s a bodysuit, for your Maitreya mesh body only and available in 12 colors.

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The fur cape is from Coco, who never disappoints. Shoes are from N-core, hair is beautiful from Tram and the necklace is from Modern Couture from past On9 round (should be in the mainstore now).

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The backdrop is a new build from Minimal and gacha for the new round of Chapter Four event. Pretty cool and perfect for photography. The owner and creator seems to be a great person too. I haven’t met him but I’ve had a small issue with the backdrops and he’s been very generous and helpful. I appreciate it Ors Quan, thank you.

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That was quick, right? Okay, I have to go to work but I’ll see you all next time. Have a nice day/night everyone and be kind to one another.

HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN/EYES/EARS/MAKE-UP: [PUMEC] – Gacha @The Chapter Four (NEW!)

HAIR: tram – F1124

BODYSUIT: Lybra – Mandy @The Crossroads (NEW!)

SHOES: N-core – CHANTEL

FUR: COCO – Fur Shoulder Cape

NECKLACE: Modern Couture – Kawakubo

RINGS: RealEvil – Raven Rings

POSE: Del May – Big Toe First

BACKDROP: Minimal – Instagram Background @The Chapter Four (NEW!)

Display

“Is sex dirty? Only when it’s done right”

Woody Allen

You’ve probably noticed that it has been a very productive week for me. No, nothing’s changed, I’m still busy with work and everything in RL and my life is still a mess, but I’m planning on leaving in a couple of days so I had to hurry up and show you all some stuff before I leave. I’m going to Paris on Friday. God knows when it was the last time I was on vacation, I have been working non-stop for so long, I don’t even remember what it’s like to just sit down and do nothing. It’s not going to be a long hiatus, but hey, it’s Paris, so I can’t complain.

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So, back to the stuff! One of the new releases I wanted you all to see, is the new skin applier from itGirls. I’ve recently started to work with Annie Jolifaunt, owner and designer of itGirls and you have to take my word for it: She’s a wonderful person! We’ve chatted for a while and had so much fun getting to know each other. It’s always amazing to see great and talented designers like her, being so humble and down-to-earth. Anyways, she released a new skin applier for Catwa heads, named Cleo and available in 5 tones. She has a store in-world but you can also check out demos and make purchases through the marketplace. Check credits below for more landmarks and urls and the second picture for a better close-up peek.

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The look I was going for in this picture was inspired by the Red Light District in Amsterdam. I figured I needed a display and sexy lingerie. Luckily Lybra took care of that with her new release at ROMP event. Bras and panties, available in 12 different colors and for Maitreya mesh body only. The fur is from Coco and the skirt is from Fawny for her Epiphany gacha release.

That’s all for now lovely people, have a nice day/night and see you all next time!

CREDITS

HEAD: CATWA – Skye

SKIN: itGirls – Cleo (NEW!) (available on MP too)

HAIR: BESOM – SCREAMQUEEN (gacha rare) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

BRA/PANTIES: Lybra – Yolande @ROMP (NEW!)

FUR: COCO – Fur Shoulder Cape

SKIRT: Fawny – Coven Skirt (gacha rare) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

NECKLACE: [Modern Couture] – Andreo

Glare

“…hot summer nights…mid July…when you and I were forever wild…”

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HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Alisha 2.0 (GACHA RARE) @K9 (ends July 10th)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

HAIR: AD – 42

DRESS: The Annex – Summer Dress (MP event – already listed)

NECKLACE: Modern Couture – Silk

SHOT IN: Elua (yes the mainstore, check the sim, it’s gorgeous)

Passion 23rd May 2016

“People with great passion will make the impossible happen”

That is so true…!

Passion inspires and motivates you. Makes you take action and create magic. Passion is often found in small things. Whether it’s a kiss or a simply gorgeous armband, passion has always been the fuel to my engine.

When I laid eyes on this beautiful jewelry from SMASH, I had to immediately blog it and share it with the rest of you.

Thanks to Fetching Poses, I was given the perfect pose to blog it in. I only needed the right partner for the job.

Many many thanks to my friend Mark, for being, once again, a perfect model.

❤ ❤ ❤

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CREDITS:

HEAD: Genesis Lab – Ingrid 2.0 (Human)
BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5
SKIN: Genesis Lab – Ellie (TOFFEE)
MAKE UP & EYES: Genesis Lab – GLAMOROUS_EYELINER (Eyeshadows), HONEY_LOVER (Lipstick) & MEADOW (Eyes) GACHA COMMONS FROM BIANCA GACHA @K9 (NEW!)
HAIR: little bones. Fears @C88 (NEW!)
LINGERIE: Maitreya – Anais (NEW!)
EARRING: [Modern.Couture] – Valli
ARMBAND: SMASH – Angelic Armbands
RING: =Zenith= – Plum Flower Deer Ring
SHOES: #EMPIRE – Petunia
POSE: Fetching Poses – Fly Away
SIM: Black Basalt Beach

Alba 14th May 2016

I find it that one of the best things about SL is transformation. It’s so impressive how a simple bodysuit or even a single necklace or mesh head can you make feel so different and inspire you to do so much. That’s the whole point, right? For whatever reason each and every one of us is on SL, shopping is something that inevitably will happen, so at least, make it a good one ; )

CREDITS:
HEAD: Genesis Lab – Nelly 2.0 (Gacha)
BODY: Slink – Hourglass V1.5.1
SKIN: Genesis Lab – Giorgia Toffee @SHINY SHABBY
HAIR: [RA] – Amber Hair @WE LOVE RP
BODYSUIT: *Fishy Strawberry* – Mistral Bodysuit
GLOVES: L’Emporio – Lace Gloves
BOOTS: [MODA] TESSA THIGH HIGH BOOTS
EARRINGS & NECKLACE: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Shania
ARMBAND: ::JV:: – Hellenic Armband
RING: Swallow– handmade Ring
POSE: {PM} – Avy (slightly edited)
SIM: Frisland

 

 

Mint 4th May 2016

Welcome back everybody!  Now this is MINT! I looooooved this outfit..First of all, I love the color mint.  I think it’s so summer-y (especially if you’re tanned) and so easy on the eyes..Then these amazing creations from paper arrow co and Pixicat just make it beautiful. Hope you love it same way I did!

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CREDITS:
HEAD: Genesis_Head_Maya_1.0
SKIN: GENESIS TOFFEE
BODY:  Maitreya Lara
TOP: -Pixicat- Cutout Tie Top
PANTS: paper.arrow pedal.pushers @UBER
WATCH: StyLovely Watch DIamond *WHITE*
HAIR: Elikatira – Nataline
NECKLACE: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Silk @FI*FRIDAYS
SANDALS: -KC- GONKI Sandals
BELLY RING: ~Misha J.~ Belly Ring
TATTOO: Letis – Music butterflies
POSES: GLITTER – GLITTER POSES GROUP GIFT APRIL
SIM: Black Basalt