Stand up and face a new day

“…So the time has now come to conquer my fears,
And to stand up and face a new day,
Let the hurts of my past wash away with my tears,
And stop letting my life slip away…”

Hello peeps and happy humpday. I’m posting a quickie today and going back to work, as I have a lot left to do. I’m showing you more stuff from the current round of Collabor88 today and there are still a lot to come. Happy shopping!

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Have a great day and see you next time!

HEAD: LeLutka – Simone 3.0

HAIR: TRUTH – Valentina (NEW!)

SKIN/MAKE-UP: Glam Affair – Deiene (shape is included) @Collabor88 (NEW!)

JACKET: ISON – jessica @Collabor88 (NEW!)

SKIRT: Emery – Vanessa @Collabor88 (NEW!)

SHOT AT: Elysion

Shadow symphony

Lately, I’m feeling that all I’m talking about in my blog posts is how miserable and tired I am from work and how I can never take a break. Well, it is true but there’s no reason to share my misery every day with you. Thinking of my blog as my journal too, I often miss the point and talk about what bothers or affects me every day, even though some people might not be interested in reading about that at all. There are bigger issues to deal with in the world, than a spoiled unhappy little princess, hehe…

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Every time I’m down or feeling blue, I get on my iPad and watch bloopers on YouTube. I have probably watched bloopers from the Friends series about 100 times. Always makes me laugh and distracts me. Blogging also distracts me. I focus on taking the picture(s) and can’t think of anything else. It’s fair to assume that there is a therapeutic side of it.

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 So next time you’re in-world and feeling bored,  play with poses, clothes, mix and match, try on windlights and shadows (which usually takes me forever) and then take a bunch of pictures, only to end up not knowing which ones you like the best. It’s what I always do. Even if you don’t want to spend any money, you can always try on demos!

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This post features new releases from Lybra and Nanika from Sanarae, plus new ItGirls applier for Lelutka Simone bento head and N-core shoes from Uber. Check the credits below for more details.

That’s all for now peeps. Have a good day/night and be kind to one another.

HEAD/SHAPE: .LeLutka. – Simone 2.2

SKIN: ItGirls – Ava @Uber (NEW!)

HAIR/HAIRBASE: Tableau Vivant – Wrap up

BOLERO: *COCO* – Long Sleeve Bolero

ROMPER: LYBRA – Asia @SaNaRae (NEW!)

TATTOO: .::Nanika::. Maria @SaNaRae (NEW!)

SHOES: N-core – NORA @Uber (NEW!)

POSE: Bauhaus Movement (I don’t remember which one, I’m sorry)

Brownie

Autumn is real. I live in Athens, Greece, where we don’t get much cold or bad weather in general, but lately it’s been quite chilly and moody. Had rains the previous week and a coat or light jacket is definitely needed. I love this weather change. Was about time. I really enjoy the summer but I’ve mentioned before how it is impossible to do any work or focus on anything other than vacation when it’s hot outside. So yay, the cold is finally here. Jules, who lives in the UK will probably smack me when she reads this, but hey, try to understand, hehe. I wanted to make a picture with a more season’s change-Autumn style and I’m happy I was finally given the opportunity to do so.

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Evolove boutique’s newest release for the new round of Tres Chic is perfect for this idea. The textures are beautiful and the whole outfit made me think of cold European countries right away. Paris, London, Berlin, you name it, I could totally picture myself there whilst wearing it. The outfit is available in seven colors for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies. I chose to go with brown, embracing the Autumn vibe. Glasses from ZOOM and bag from Rowne completed the look perfectly. Hair is one of the newest releases from Lelutka that I mentioned on my previous blog post. You can read all the information about it there.

Special thanks to my friend Jose for helping me with this post. You can see what he’s wearing on his blog post. Also you can have a look at his amazing flickr stream here.

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That’s all folks. See you all next time, hope everyone is well and remember to be kind to one another.

HEAD: LeLutka – SIMONE 1.6

SKIN: [theSkinnery] – Allana @C88 (NEW!)

HAIR: LeLutka – A-NV-0001 (NEW!)

OUTFIT: [evoLove] – Marta @Tres Chic (NEW!)

SUNGLASSES: [Z O O M] –  Sunsoul Glasses

BAG: Rowne.A.u – Dix Leather Bag (gacha common)

SHOES: REIGN – PLATFORM HEELS

POSE: [j.M poses] – Stay with me (first picture)

POSE: [evoLove] – Summer 01 (second picture)

Grace

Ok, I have managed to catch up with pretty much everything. I love the feeling when, you are so overwhelmed with all the things you have to do and you are so far behind but once you make them, it’s heaven again. Blog-wise I know I wanted to make more than I have made already, but I’ve come to terms with the reality. September was not my month. Five more days to go and goodbye September.

I’m really counting on October. Brings us closer to Christmas, weather changes and it’s all different again. Reality-wise work will always be work and will always be there to stress me and trouble me. I think, on a level, that’s the beauty of it as well. Important thing is I have work to do and it’s going well. That brings me to the message of the day. Be grateful.

I know personally I’m usually grumpy and complaining about everything but I often stop and think about how privileged and lucky I am. People are suffering every day in the world and there are problems bigger than mine. I believe that if all people took a minute and thought about that, this world would be a better place for sure. Ok, enough with my philosophy rambling and let’s get to some fashion.

In this post, I’m wearing the cute dress from Lybra for the Liaison Collaborative event. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think the theme of September’s round was Cinema. So every creation in the event, including this one, is themed from an era. Name of the dress is Grace so I’m guessing, Grace Kelly and the ’60s?  The dress is summery breezy and comes in 12 different colors and 3 bonus ones if you buy the fatpack.

Hair is new release from Lelutka. She has created four new hairbase appliers sets for the Lelutka mesh heads. Each hairbase is its own unique look, and comes in the new hair textures released in July in the NV range of styles. You must have a LeLutka mesh head to be able to use this product, but the add-ons/extensions not necessarily. I haven’t tried it yet, but you could experiment with maybe your Catwa heads as well and try tinting the hairbase. The result might not be the same but could be close enough to not be noticed. I did see Moka doing it on her blog using a hairbase from Boon, so I’m guessing it is possible with other hairbases as well. A quick description of the one I’m wearing in this picture, according to Lelutka’s product notecard is: “A ribbon banded behive bun style, with a soft bow at the nape of the neck. The ribbon has 10 texture color options available on the hud. Can be worn with any of the hair-base options in the LeLutka NV range. This style is non rigged, resizing option available via the hud, or can be edited manually.”. Also in case you’re having trouble finding it in the mainstore, don’t go to the hair section of the store. Go to the mesh heads/appliers section and should be there to your left. At least that’s where I got mine from.

That would be all for now. Have a good day/night and be kind to one another.

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HEAD: LeLutka – SIMONE 1.6

SKIN: itGirls – Natla

HAIR:  LeLutka – A-NV-0003 (NEW!)

DRESS: Lybra – Grace @TLC (NEW!) (ends September 30th)

SHOT IN: Cobble Hill Design Studio – “The Chatham” Salt Box House @On9 (NEW!) (ends September 28th)

Vertical expression of horizontal desire

The Makeover Room opens tomorrow!

Yes, once again, cosmetics and skins are up for grabs. Kosmetik for one, participates with lipsticks in 4 colors for your Lelutka, Catwa or any Omega compatible mesh head. What more can a girl want? Even though Jules is not here with me now, I can totally hear her replying to that “shoes, shoes, shoes”. Lol. Well you won’t find any shoes there, but you will find things to make your heads even prettier. More info for this month’s round will soon be available on event’s website.

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HEAD: LeLutka – SIMONE 1.6

SKIN: itGirls – Natla

EYES: .kosmetik – Void (Group Gift) 

LIPSTICK: .kosmetik – Sheer Lipgloss @TMR (Opens August 1st) (NEW!)

HAIR: Exile -Twist (gacha common)

CORSET/GARTER: Dead Dollz – Rococo  (gacha rare/common)

POSE: *EverGlow* – Baroque Chair (slightly edited)

Liquid

“Better days are coming. They’re called Saturday and Sunday”

Good morning everybody!

TGIF!

Jules and I are always excited when Friday arrives! SL-wise it’s FLF time and, if it’s the first Friday of the month, MM time. But in general, who doesn’t feel slightly better on Fridays? You know that the weekend is just around the corner, that the long, stressful week you’ve had is finally coming to an end and you’re anxious for a new week that is going to start soon.

No big plans for the weekend (yet) but I don’t mind staying in and just resting for two days. It’s the first day of the month though, so I doubt that will happen. New month means new rounds of events. New events are even in the making. Pose lover and friends event will open this month and I’m looking forward to blogging for it.

Meantime, Kosmetik released this lipstick and I just had to share it with you. If you still haven’t visited the store, I think this weekend is the right time to do it.

Be good everyone

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HEAD: LeLutka – SIMONE 1.6

SKIN: Glam Affair – Yumi (India)

LIPSTICK: Kosmetik – Liquid Lipstick (NEW!)

HAIR: Lovey Dovey – Alyssa (GACHA COMMON)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

DRESS: EVANI – KIM

POSE: BodyLanguage SLC – Night Breeze for Portrait (slightly edited)

SIM: Khaled

Vixen

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing”

Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing.

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Exis:

HEAD: LeLutka – SIMONE 1.6

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

EYES: ID – SL13BD GIFT@TMD

HAIR: elua – Olivia (GACHA COMMON)

SKIN: Glam Affair – LiuLy (India)

SEPTUM: Swallow – Savannah Septum (GROUP GIFT)

NECKLACE: phedora – Valeria Necklace @ON9(NEW!)

PANTIES/HARNESS: phedora – domna

TATTOO: Nanika – Anika @ON9 (NEW!)

CUFF: E.A.Studio – Mordrem Cuff @ON9(NEW!)

Arnno:

HAIR: YUTH – Lewis @SHINY SHABBY (NEW!)

SEPTUM: Zoom – Mytho @SHINY SHABBY (NEW!)

TATTOO: 7P – Adam

POSE: Amitie Couple – My King @ON9(NEW!)

Doll Factory

“The first 5 years of a girl’s life, are spent playing with Barbies. The next 15 years are spent trying to look like one”

Welcome back everyone!

TGIF!!!

I had warned myself that this month would be a busy one, but it’s not even close to what I’ve imagined. New releases, new events, new sims, stores closing, others move, other re-open. I’m always trying to be up to date and keep up with everything but, oh well, you know how it is.

So speaking of events, Vintage Fair opens today! SlackGirl is in this round with a very interesting product. It is called LouLou and is a box, a flower, and eye make up. Box is resizable, flower is worn in the mouth (but can be moved if you want and turn into a hair accessory) and make up is available for Catwa/Lelutka/Omega and TMP mesh heads! All are sold together but can be worn separately.

When I tried them on, I instantly thought of barbie dolls in plastic boxes on shelves. I talked to my bestie Julie (I always ask for her advice, you should too, she gives awesome advice), and figured fine, let’s do a post about feminism and how women are treated like objects and pressure themselves to always look perfect and always look pretty and so on.

But I woke up this morning and thought, who really wants to read me rambling about all that?

Happy shopping and have fun<3

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BOX: SlackGirl – Lou-Lou Box @VINTAGE FAIR (OPENS TODAY) (NEW!)

FLOWER: SlackGirl – Lou-Lou Flower @VINTAGE FAIR (OPENS TODAY) (NEW!)

EYESHADOW: SlackGirl – Lou-Lou Eyeshadow @VINTAGE FAIR (OPENS TODAY) (NEW!)

LEFT:

HEAD:  Catwa  – Sarah

SKIN: theSkinnery – Magali @C88 (NEW!) (I’ve linked to the off sim – cam shopping landmark.  You can have a look at previous posts for the other one)

RIGHT:

HEAD: Lelutka – Simone

SKIN: PUMEC  – Dinara @WE<3RP (NEW!)