Doesn’t have to be perfect, has to be true

Good morning world and happy Monday. Ugh, I know, like that is even possible. But let’s pretend. The weekend has gone by really fast, but in this case, I realized it brings us closer to the summer. And that is something to look forward to for sure.

Today’s post features a bunch of new stuff from the new event, Man Cave and from the Arcade. So let’s have a look at them separately.

I will start with the non-event things first. The bed is a new release by Fancy Decor and was last week’s FLF so should be currently sold for a regular price. I know should have done my homework but I haven’t. But it’s a bed, how expensive can it be? There is also a white version in case your room is like you, pure, innocent and virgin (exactly like me as well). Did I hear giggles?

Moving on, the hair is the new VIP group gift TRUTH offers for the month. It’s a cute ponytail (there is a rigged ponytail included as well in case you only want to wear only a hairbase with it) and with a styling hud included of course. Very beautiful.

Now to the event stuff. Man Cave opened the doors last night. It’s a new event and you can tell by its name that is catering to male avatars. But when it comes to decor I don’t think gender really matters. At the event you will find the new creations by 22679 called Mancave Corner. Consists of a few decor and furniture, some of which you can see in this post and I will make another post for the rest of them soon. Then, if you’re feeling lucky you can also play MadPea’s new gacha machine to win stuff from their Retro Audio set.

Speaking about gachas, at the Arcade you can also play to win these closet items made by David Heather. Kind of a big one but super lovely. The outfit I’m wearing is also there, a rare gacha by Vale Koer, so good luck!

Last but not least, the pose is new by Pose It and it is a gift. I’m not sure whether there is a group join required or not, but I think you can just get it for free.

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That’s all for today peeps. Have a great one and be kind to one another. See you all next time.

STYLING

HAIR: TRUTH – Ambriel (VIP Group gift June 2017) (NEW!)

OUTFIT: [VALE KOER] – URBAN FITNESS (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

POSE

Pose It – Treat You Better (Gift) (NEW!)

SCENE

::no13:: Rainy day Reykjavik (gacha rare)

Fancy Decor – Blackout Bed (past FLF) (NEW!)

David Heather – His T. Rade Closet (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

-David Heather-Sneaker Clock RARE
-David Heather-Jean Shelf RARE
-David Heather-His Jewelry Box RARE
-David Heather-Sneaker Box Mess
-David Heather-Closet Island
-David Heather-Watch Box
-David Heather-Ring Case
-David Heather-Sunglass Display
-David Heather-Framed Jersey
-David Heather-Dog Tag Mannequin
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 1
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 2
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 3
-David Heather-Jersey Mannequin 4
-David Heather-Closet Safe
-David Heather-His Accessories
-David Heather-Workout Bag
-David Heather-Hat Display 1
-David Heather-Hat Display 2
-David Heather-Hat Display 3
-David Heather-Laundry Hamper
-David Heather-Shoe Set

22769  – Mancave Corner @Man Cave (NEW!)

22769 – Musical Bust
22769 – Scooter Lamp
22769 – Vintage Toy Car

MadPea – Retro Audio Set (gacha) @Man Cave (NEW!)

MadPea Retro Audio Shelf Unit RARE
MadPea Retro Audio CD Holder
MadPea Retro Audio Record Holder
MadPea Retro Audio Equalizer
MadPea Retro Audio Cassette Player
MadPea Retro Audio Reel to Reel Player
MadPea Retro Audio Pile of Reels
MadPea Retro Audio Vinyl Record #1
MadPea Retro Audio Big Speaker Left
MadPea Retro Audio Big Speaker Right

 

Second thoughts and mixed signals

Good morning and happy Friday. Another beautiful day today and what a great way to spend it at the office. Yesterday at work, I had a conversation with one of the employees, a rather new and young one (22) about work in general. He’s the kind of employee one would call lazy, but I don’t think he’s exactly that. I think he’s just not interested. Being the fantastic person that I am (did I hear giggles?) of course I asked him to talk to me and tell me if he’s happy with his job or if there’s something bothering him. He was honest enough to tell me that he likes the job enough but he doesn’t like working at all. He even had a theory that, he would soon make tons of money so he wouldn’t ever have to work again. When I asked him how he would make that happen, his answer was “You’ll see”.

The point of my boring little story today is, what I keep reminding myself every time I feel tired or lazy. You can’t sit on your ass all day and do nothing. It’s not healthy. We’re creative beings. We are made to discover, develop and invent stuff. So even if you’re rich enough to not have to work like pretty much everyone else, then just find a way to spend your time creatively.

Speaking about creativity, I’ve found myself being worn out lately. Do you know the feeling when you have all these ideas in your head but when it comes down to creating them, you’re all blacked out? Nothing seems to work or nothing turns out to happen the way you imagined it would. I keep telling myself it’s temporary and that I probably use all of my thinking and energy at work, but I do miss it blogging wise.

Today’s post features more stuff from the Arcade. The event is huge and the stores so many I have yet so much to show you. One of the gachas you need to check out is the one by Dead Dollz. It’s called The House of the Brides and consists of both decor and apparel items. Then there is the gacha of Mikunch, The Dress Maker, complimenting Dead Dollz creations wonderfully. Last but not least Pixel Mode has also created a gacha called Amelia which is too beautiful to not use it in your pictures.

The skin applier I’m wearing is from Glam Affair, one of the 3 they released also at the Arcade and the pose is one of the new set of poses Pose It created for the new round of On9. You definitely need to check them out, you’ll love most (if not all) of them. Have a look at the credits below for more details on all of the items used.

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

 

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v2.16

SKIN: Glam Affair – Dolly (gacha rare) @The Arcade (NEW!)

HAIR: TRUTH – Lake (NEW!)

GOWN: Dead Dollz – The House of Brides (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Dead Dollz – Bridal Lace Dress RARE
Dead Dollz – Bridal Lace OverDress RARE

POSE: Pose It – Thoughts @On9 (NEW!) (opens June 9th – 12pm SLT)

 

 

SCENE

Dead Dollz – The House of Brides (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Dead Dollz – THoB – Atelier – RARE
Dead Dollz – TBoH – 3 Faced Mirror
Dead Dollz – THoB – Fitting Room
Dead Dollz – THoB – A Style
Dead Dollz – THoB – Princess Style
Dead Dollz – THoB – Fitting Stall
Dead Dollz – THoB – Mermaid Style
Dead Dollz – THoB – Stool & Rug
Dead Dollz – THoB – Mannequin
Dead Dollz – THoB – Short Shelf

Pixel Mode – Amelia (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Pixel Mode – Amelia – Lamp
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Calla Lily
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Pefume Tray
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Perfume Atomizer
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Jewelry Tray RARE
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Mirror
Pixel Mode – Amelia – Pussy Willows

Mikunch – Dress Maker (gacha) @The Arcade (NEW!)

Mikunch patterner’s old table
Mikunch old round table
Mikunch Flower pot (rose)
Mikunch glass in pot
Mikunch empty pot

floorplan. swan lake score print

Kalopsia – Vanity Stool (past FLF)

Tableau Vivant \\ Bouquet (head accessory worn on the right hand)

*ALUORA* Tulips Bouquet in water – Pink

*ALUORA* Tulips Bouquet – White (decor item worn on the left hand)

-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet

dust bunny . wanderlust . bouquet teacup

Neon subway

Good morning world! It’s Friday and I’m officially on a break from work. So many reasons to be happy. I have so much to do these days but absolutely no plans. That’s kind of the part of me being a rebel. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. I’m trying hard not to mention what’s happened yesterday to the world and how worried that makes me feel. But I don’t want to kill the mood, so let’s move on. It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks ahead of us, as there are so many events that going to open. Poses Fair, Bloom, The Epiphany, Kustom9 open today and tomorrow alone, then so many others are to follow.

Poses Fair 2017 opens today 12pm SLT and will run through 29th of April. Features many poses, props and animations (some bento ones too). Pose It participates in the event with a bunch of poses, single ones and a 2-persons one, called Resting. It can be used F-F, M-F or even M-M. Up to you and your creativity. I made this picture, having my lovely bestie Jules joining me, keeping me company and offering a shoulder to lean my head on! Thank you J!

Six Digital and Sirenity Soon (owners of Pose It) have always impressed me with their work on the poses they create so it has been an absolute pleasure for me to work on this one. Make sure you pay a visit to the Fair and show some love to all the poses makers out there that work really hard to provide us with material to use and often get forgotten in the credits.

POSE IT - POSES FAIR
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This is not one of my typical fashion posts, featuring new releases, other than the pose. Which is why I will credit what I wear (on the left) as a style card and I don’t have Julie’s credits. If you’re interested to know what she’s wearing in the picture, leave a comment below and I’ll ask her.

That’s all for now peeps! Have a lovely Friday and be kind to one another.

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.7 (bento)
(all Lelutka bento heads have been updated to 2.7. Check here for more info)

TOP: Pixicat – Ruffle Top (past FLF)

JEANS: Maitreya – Boyfriend Jeans Low

SHOES: EMPIRE – Petunia

BACKDROP: ninety – Subway Train Party

POSE: Pose It – Resting @Pose Fair 2017 (NEW!) (opens today 12pm SLT)

On the edge

Good morning peeps….! It’s Sunday so I don’t ramble. I’ll just get it away with a song. Not a new song but currently stuck in my head. It’s You Make Me Feel by Archive. I, again, am abusing the repeat button.

friday

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.6 (bento)

SKIN/SHAPE: itGirls – Sui @Skin Fair 2017 (Sim 1Sim 2) (NEW!)

HAIR: [monso] My Hair – Ruda @Collabor88 (NEW!)

JACKET: O V H – Maliah

SKIRT: O V H – Lux

SHOES: friday – Lana @The Arcade (NEW!)

POSE: Pose It – Sit @On9 (NEW!)

SHOT AT: Elysion

Flakes

As my lovely friend Chloë-Dakota mentioned in her blog post, one of the great things about photography is: Collaborations. It’s been so lovely spending time with her again, after so long. Last time we got together was for a picture for We Love Role-Play, but this time it’s On9’s turn.

Event has been open for a while now and if you still haven’t visited, I think you’re missing out. Grand Holiday Party is the theme of this round so you can imagine what lovely designs you’ll find there. Also, there are gifts. Join the On9 group for free and grab them.

For this post, Chloë and I decided to go with a look a little magical, a little fairytale-ish and very winter-y! The gown and fur wrap are from Me Sew Sexy and the Pose is from Pose it store. Both stores are event regulars that never disappoint. The crown is from the Annex for Winter Solstice which is about to end so you should hurry. Last but not least, as you’ve probably heard by now, Rezology has been updating all of their hairstyles for the last couple of months. They’re finally done! And they’re already releasing new ones. With the updates you get hairs that automatically fit your breast size plus bento fits! Also, they’re about to release a brand new female mesh head. You can read more information about the updates here.

flakes
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That’s all for now folks. Hope you have a great day/night and see you all soon.

PS: You have to check out Chloë’s version of this picture. It’s beautiful!

HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

HAIR: Rezology – Butterfly 127 (NEW!)

GOWN/FUR WRAP: *MSS* – Skadi @On9 (NEW!)

CROWN: The Annex – Pointsettia @Winter’s Solstice (NEW!) (ends December 19th)

POSE: Pose It – Glam Friends 2 @On9 (NEW!)

Mauve

Unfortunately it’s still Tuesday but the way time flies, I’m not worried, the weekend will be here before we realize again. Lately, all I’ve been hearing and reading about is the US elections. Trump vs Clinton. And it makes sense. It’s huge and it affects us all. I’m not into politics though. I will vote, I will read the news and keep up with everything, but I know nothing about politics and frankly, I don’t want to learn. Every time I have even tried to understand or talk to someone about it, always resulted into arguments and fights. So not worth it. I only hope whatever decision is made, is for the best. Let’s all think positive and be optimistic. Also, let’s be the change we want to see in the world. Can’t always expect others to fix this world. We can also do it ourselves. Enough about this though, let’s talk about something less stressful! Today’s post is a preview for the new round of On9 that opens tomorrow.

Before we get to them, I wanted you all to see the new hairbase which is a new release from ItGirls for Fiore mesh heads only. No hair is included. It’s french braids available in 18 colors and works with all skintones. You can have a look at the hud here. Hair is a ponytail from Loq (store is closed but you can get this in the marketplace). Earrings are new from Kunglers, available in 3 different colors. The outfit is a top and a skirt from Ana Markova, in 7 different colors, available in fitted mesh size plus Slink and Maitreya mesh bodies and system ones too. The pose is from Pose It store. Concept of it is Tic Tac Toe. I love how creative these ladies are with their poses. Have a look at the whole build and poses here. The new round of On9 features a lot of new designers as well such as Quasi, Salvadori Paris, THE OAK and others. You can have a look at all participant stores here.

That would be all for now everyone. I’ll see you all next time. Until then, be well and kind to one another.

mauve
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HEAD: Fiore – Contoured Mesh Head (2.1)

SKIN/MAKE-UP: ItGirls – Isabeli

HAIRBASE: ItGirls – Fiore French Braids (NEW!) (available in MP too)

HAIR: LoQ Hair – BerryJuice

EARRING: Kunglers – Gaby @On9 (NEW!) (opens November 9th)

OUTFIT: AnaMarkova – Brena @On9 (NEW!) (opens November 9th)

POSE & BUILD: Pose It – Tic Tac Toe @On9 (NEW!) (opens November 9th)

Cubism

I have absolutely nothing new to say about me today. Nothing interesting at least, so I’ll just share with you a quote that I’ve found online by Coco Chanel. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”. True, right?

On9 opens in a few hours and here’s some of the things you can find there.

Garbaggio peeptoes available in 20 colors and for both your Slink or Maitreya feet. Poses from Pose It store, all carnival themed (pretty amazing, have a look here), but nothing wrong with being creative with them differently. Chic buildings participates with photo props. They are decor too of course, but how you’re going to use them is entirely up to you. You can choose from Black or Rust colors and come as wall cubes with land impact of 7 prims at 2,5 meters plus cube displays, planters and foliage both with land impact of 1 prim.

That would be all for now folks, event opens tonight at 12pm SLT. Enjoy!

Have a good day everyone and be kind to one another.

cubism1
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HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Marie 2.1

HOOD: COCO – Hooded Coat @Uber (NEW!)

SHOES: Garbaggio – Annie Peeptoe @On9 (opens today) (NEW!)

POSE: Pose It – Knife Throw 2 @On9 (opens today) (NEW!)

PROPS/CUBES: Chic Buildings – Wall cube & cube displays @On9 (opens today) (NEW!)

Cock your hat…angles are attitudes

Weekend is finally here!

Am I at the beach? Nope…Not really at least. Virtually I’m SO there.

I’m hoping this will be a quiet weekend. I’ve been working so hard the past few months, so now I feel exhaustion all over my body and mind. Today will also be the day I will know if I leave for vacation or not. I know it’s something I’ve been looking forward to, and need, big time, but it’s not entirely up to me unfortunately.

Anyways, last night, I read Kess’ post on SL Blogger Support blog and I really liked it. I could totally relate to everything she wrote. I believe every blogger/blogger manager and designer/sponsor should read it. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about writing recently, but I blame my poor english! I’m so glad someone more fluent in it, did it and did it well.

Only thing I would like to add to all that is, the lack of support from designers to their bloggers. Kess is right, designers don’t spend time to meet their bloggers, which is understandable considering all the time they spend on designing and promoting, but the way I see it, if you choose your blogger team, you’re proud of it and you trust in it to make a good job and showcase your products well, least you can do is promote your bloggers work as well. Most of the designers, have websites. Whether it’s flickr, or just a simple blog, I would expect all of them to have a section there, with their blogger team, their info, flickr pages and blogs. That way you get mutual support from both sides and would start to feel more like a collaboration than just work or advertising.

I have so so much to add to this whole story as well, and hopefully I’ll make a post about it soon. For now I believe Kess said it all. I’m a new blogger so I haven’t had tons of experience yet, but for the few months I’ve been doing it, I can tell for sure that blogging can be a fun thing to do, when you have a cool designer sponsoring you, trusting you and looking forward to seeing what you come up with, without telling you what to do all the time or it can be a huge chore, where the pictures are biased, the quality is bad and the result is just another vendor image. I think both cases are legit, it all comes down to what you like and you’re on board with. We know what we’re getting ourselves into. We can’t expect designers to ask for less, only thing we can do is stop and let someone else do it if we realize we can’t.

Have a beautiful weekend everybody!

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HEAD: fiore – Soft Mesh Head (2.1)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

SKIN: ITGirls – Amber

HAIR: Entwined – Alison

HAT/SWIMSUIT: Lybra – Valentina (gacha commons)@The Gacha Garden (NEW!)

SMOOTHIE: [evoLove] –  Blueberry Smoothie@ TLC (opens August 7th) (NEW!)

EARRING: Izzie’s – Flower Earring

LEGS: PHEDORA – Leg Accessory

POSE: Pose It – Beach Time (edited)

CHAIR: 8f8 – Driftwood Chair

Lost On You

“Smoke ’em if you got ’em…’cause it’s going down…all I ever wanted was you…I’ll never get to heaven…’cause I don’t know how…let’s raise a glass or two…to all the things I lost on you…”

LP – Lost On You (my current addiction)

Emoji
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HAIR: Lamb – Prove It (Luxebox June 2016)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

TATTOO: IGOTIT – Thai Mini @On9 (NEW!)

PANTIES: Lybra – Emoji Panties @MBA (NEW!)

POSE:  Pose It – Dip @Pose Lover and Friends  (slightly edited) (NEW!)

Mamasa

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up”

Nelson Mandela

Do you remember the On9 June round contest I told you about here? Well, I am one of the three winners, so yay!

This new round of On9 opened yesterday and ends on July 28th. It’s Southeast Asia themed so you will find many unique and well designed products. There are more than 50 featured designers in this round, so it’s impossible to blog them all at once but I promise to do my best. You can have a look at the stores participating in the picture below. Give yourselves a break and have a look at the event, you won’t be disappointed for sure.

On9 - July 2016 Poster
click to visit event’s blog

Be good everyone and enjoy.

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HEAD / SKIN: Genesis Lab – Liu 2.0 (GACHA RARE)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

HAIR: EMO-tions –  MEI (flower attachments available too) @On9 (NEW!)

ROMPER: Lavian&CO – Cantonese Boy (available in many different textures or solid colors) @On9 (NEW!)

EARRINGS: Kunglers – Sampaguita earrings @On9 (NEW!)

TATTOO: Nanika – Zara tattoo (Torso & Leg) @On9 (NEW!)

MANICURE / RINGS: alme – Oriental manicure (available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega & Slink) / Leaves Ring @On9 (NEW!)

SHOES: JamBee – Xiuying Dragon Wedges @On9 (NEW!)

SOFA: Heart Homes – Sofa (from the Lotus Chillout Set) @On9 (NEW!)

POSE: Pose It – Asia Male @On9 (NEW!)