A meaningful silence

Hello world! Ok, two more days (today doesn’t count) and the week will be over. And so will my misery…and consequently yours! Have I ever mentioned how great you guys are for putting up with my constant rambling, whining, bitching and complaining? What? Did someone say that’s not true? Well I hope someone did, because I thought I had gotten rid of the voices in my head…

Ok ok, I joked enough for one day (right?) so I’ll be heading back to work. Today’s post features a bunch of stuff so have a look below!

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Have a great one everybody and see you all next time.

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v3.0

SKIN: ItGirls – Brigit

HAIR: [monso] – Hwee @Kustom9 (NEW!)

CHOKER: Dahlia – Madison @Tres Chic (NEW!)

LINGERIE/STOCKINGS: Blueberry – Love Bite (gacha) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

BUILD: :HAIKEI: – Warm&Natural (gacha rare)

Carmel

Good morning peeps. Friday is finally here and it was about time. I thought this week would never end. It is very interesting how some days or weeks feel super long, isn’t it? I suppose, it depends a lot on how busy your everyday schedule is but I wish there were days I had a magic remote time controller and was able to speed up time or slow it down or pause it. It would be very cool if that was possible right now, I would skip all the way forward to August.

Today’s post features the new skin applier from Genesis Lab for Sofie bento head. Her name is Carmel, she’s available in all skin tones and currently waits for you at Shiny Shabby. She comes with her own shape and of course she will apply on your other Genesis heads as well. So make sure you try demo.

The necklace is from evoLove for the new round of Tres Chic. I’m very proud of June and how she keeps getting better and better with her mesh.

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I guess that would be all for now! Have a lovely day and I’ll see you all next time…

HEAD: Genesis Lab. – Sofie 3.2 (bento) (gacha rare) @The Epiphany (NEW!)

SKIN: Genesis Lab. – Carmel (shape is included) @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

EYESHADOW: Genesis Lab. – WET EYESHADOW (gacha common)

LIPSTICK: Genesis Lab. – HD Lipstick Applier 3.0 REVOLUTION NUDE

HAIR: TRUTH – Arwen

NECKLACE: [evoLove] – Locket & Pearl @Tres Chic (NEW!)

TOP: Blueberry – Off Shoulder Tank (Luxe Box April 2017)

Procaffeinating

Have you ever noticed how, the closer we get to the summer, the mood gets better? At least that’s the case for me. It has become harder to get out of the bed lately but other than that, mood is great. And it’s Monday so, I’m impressed by that.

As you already know, I live in Greece where the weather is usually great and at the moment it has reached the point where it’s warm, but not so warm to make you want to go the beach, and also kind of chilly but the jacket- type of chilly.

I have been catching up the past couple of days with everything I’ve missed while I was on my “forced” hiatus, so I can eventually bring my schedule back to normal. A few more posts will follow and then I can finally have a RL again. Hehe.

Stood Up

Addams released this dress and jacket a couple of weeks ago at their mainstore. The dress is super sexy and short (ladies you will probably need to wear some panties unless you’re free-buffing, in which case I celebrate you). Both jacket and dress are available for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya and in all colors/textures possible. The lace on the dress is optional as well. The shoes are a new release from Friday, currently at Uber and the hair is also new by Tableau Vivant and can be found at Kustom9. The scene features stuff from Plaaka and DH from the past Arcade round which has ended, so they should be at their mainstore by now.

PS: It’s my bestie’s birthday today, so a big shout out to her for making it another year with me by her side. Here’s to Julie and the years to come. Hope you’re always this fun and amazing friend, a friend I can count on for the good and the bad. And I hope you can always tolerate me. I love you.

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v2.10

SKIN/SHAPE: ItGirls – Milan (NEW!)

HAIRBASE: Tableau Vivant – Catwa HB

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Giselle @Kustom9 (NEW!)

SUNGLASSES: [evoLove] – Aviator @Tres Chic (NEW!)

JACKET: Addams – Abby Leather Jacket (NEW!)

DRESS: Addams – Donatella Dress (NEW!)

SHOES: friday – Aloy Booties @Uber (NEW!)

SCENE

[[RH]] Design House – Cafe in the park (gacha)

1 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Cafe Building- RARE
24 [[RH]]CAFE IN THE PARK -Cafe Light (Yellow)-
23 [[RH]]CAFE IN THE PARK -Cafe Light (Green)-
9 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -coffee beans-
15 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Sweets Case (Wood)
7 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Chair- (Red) 1
7 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Chair- (Red)
5 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Cafe Table-
13 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Espresso machine-
12 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Pot- (Iron)
19 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Pound cake- (Strawberry)
17 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Cake Dish-
10 [[RH]] CAFE IN THE PARK -Dripping Coffee-

PLAAKA – Coffee Factory (gacha)

CoffeeBeanJuteBags
CoffeeBeanDispenser
EspressoMachine
PaperCups
CoffeeBeanBags
PileCups
IvyPot Square
Ivy pot
CoffeeBeanBag open
CaffeLatte
Coffee PaperCup
PaperCups LayDown
EspressoCups CupTray
CaffeLatte PaperCup
EspressoCups DripTray
Suger
CoffeeMilk

Glam Affair Home (gacha)

Salt&Pepper
Chai Tea Packs
Homemade Bread
Strawberry Mini TarteCakes
Chocolate Chips Cookies
Duchess Potatoes

Kitchen flower

Good morning peeps. Having a lovely weekend so far? I know I am. I woke up just now (current time 9:00am) and I went to bed at 6am.

My lovely bestie Jules, has her birthday on Monday and she had an idea last night. She said, “hey, let’s do something you never do. Let’s go out, clubbing on SL” I figured why not, we only celebrate birthdays once a year, so let’s give it a shot. Meanwhile, we’ve had some drinks in real and if you don’t already know by now, I can’t hold my liquor. I never drink and when I do, it gets ugly. Typos, irrelevant sentences and laughing without an apparent reason where some of the things that went on last night.

Later on Alexa joined us too and it was a fun night overall – I can’t complain. But I’m sleep deprived, haven’t had coffee yet, nor an aspirin, so, at the moment I don’t feel so great. Hopefully will get better soon.

LIME KITCHEN

Quick mention to the stuff. Hair is new by Truth, currently available at Uber. And gorgeous as always. Comes with two versions (tucked on the left side or not). Skin applier is a new release by ItGirls, for your Catwa heads. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I need to now, I love the supermodel look ItGirls appliers give me. The romper is new by The Annex, at the current round of Tres Chic and the shoes are new from Friday at Shoetopia event. The socks are optional.

That’s all for now guys, I need to go lay down some more before my head explodes. Have a lovely day and I’ll see you all next time.

PS: Don’t try to look for flowers in this scene I made. It’s a metaphor. The flower is me! Hehe…

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v2.10

SKIN/SHAPE: ItGirls – Milan (NEW!)

HAIR: TRUTH – Cheri @Uber (NEW!)

NECKLACE: (Yummy) – Guardian Charms

ROMPER: The Annex – Daisy @Tres Chic (NEW!)

SHOES/SOCKS: friday – Sadie Platforms @Shoetopia (NEW!)

POSE

Bauhaus Movement

SCENE

Birdy – Spring (gacha)

Birdy – Spring – Petite Cottage Physics RARE

[ keke ] rug 43 . delicate . white

Glam Affair Home – Athene (gacha)

20. GA Athene – Table
14. GA Athene – Tablewear
2. GA Athene – Kitchen Lower Part RARE
19. GA Athene – Appetizer
16. GA Athene – Chair White
18. GA Athene – Pickles
6. GA Athene – Eggs
9. GA Athene – Moka
17. GA Athene – Candles
15. GA Athene – Chair Dark
7. GA Athene – Cake Pan
11. GA Athene – Kitchen Scale
8. GA Athene – Copper Pans
12. GA Athene – Onions in pot
13. GA Athene – Hanging Cups
4. GA Athene – Cups
5. GA Athene – Packs
10. GA Athene – Kitchen Accessories

The Paddington ladies

I have been doing a lot of collaborations lately and I have to admit, they’re fun! But they’re not easy to do. I’ve given this some thought and at least for me, when it comes to taking pictures there has to be one photographer who’s basically the boss. Yes I do like to boss people around, but that’s not what I mean in this case. If you want to make a specific picture, you imagine what everything is supposed to look like, don’t you? Where everything is going to be and which angle you’re going to shoot from so you can showcase some specific items or just because you like from a certain angle.

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Can you imagine what happens when you have someone else to pose with you so you have two people to worry about? In the first case you would have to only think about where you would be or how you’re going to pose in the certain frame but with two or more persons it gets more difficult. Difficult means challenge to me though, so YAY!

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Hara and I have been discussing about making a picture together for quite some time now and I was really looking forward to it. We did team up with Jules and Chloe for the Spice Girls picture she made but when we both got our hands on the new sweater ALT by Truth released at the mainstore, we knew the time had arrived for just the two of us. All we needed was a nice concept and scene for it.

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We met one evening and started working on the scene for a while. Changed it multiple times until we finally agreed. It was ready. Thank you for tolerating me dear Hara! I had a wonderful time!

The sweater is available for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza mesh bodies and you can choose from many different colors/textures. This project has been great opportunity for me to also show you once again the hair TRUTH released same day with this sweater. Beautiful, right?

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Last but not least, the shoes are from friday, currently available at Kustom 9. If you haven’t heard by now, friday’s semi-annual sale began last night at midnight SLT and will end on March 10th. If you’re a shoe lover like me, you’ll enjoy it for sure.

That would be all for now. Have a lovely day/night and see you all soon

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.6

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

EYES: .:[PUMEC]:. – gacha @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

HAIR: TRUTH – Delaney (NEW!)

SWEATER: ALT by Truth – Paddington (NEW!)

PANTS: ISON – suede pants (Luxe box – September 2016)

SHOES: friday – Elsie Janes @Kustom9 (NEW!) 

The scene we created features mostly items from the stores Hara blogs for so please visit her blog post to see the credits.

The briturn

Hello! Another collab…Yes, it’s me on the left and guess who’s down on the right…It is Julie! I thought you got it from the title. Briturn is the amalgamation of British and Return. You know, because Julie is British? And she’s back in my pictures? No? Not good? OK, moving on, it’s been so long since we last made a picture together and with everything going on for both of us in RL and SL, we had forgotten what our avatars look like. Good thing we’re both blogging so we can be informed in case something changes on us. Actually, it is harder for Jules, I change my looks all the time. But she can always tell it’s me by my good manners and quiet mouth. (OK, who laughed?)

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So, this post happened kinda by accident. We were hanging out, it was the weekend and figured, let’s take a picture for old times sake. But it was also a great opportunity to show you some of the stuff I’ve been meaning to show you. Let’s start with the shoes that are still at Collabor88 (I think event ends on the 6th, so hurry) by friday. Super cute. Then I also wanted to show this ball lounger chair by 22769. It’s very stylish and even though I’m not a decorator, architect or anything similar, I was very impressed with the design. It was actually featured at the Challenge of the Builders, which I have no idea what it is, but you can read here if you’re interested. It is at their mainstore now.

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Also a quick mention to other decor stuff. [ keke ] is a store I have been shopping from for the past couple of months. She designs beautiful things, perfect for decorating and styling up a scene/room/house/garden/you-name-it. If you’ve been paying attention to my pictures, you’ve probably noticed I always add something from keke in the scenes I make. I will soon post another scene I made, mostly with keke creations so be patient. The rest of the decor is gacha from Concept at the current round of Shiny Shabby. Worth a visit for sure.

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And I know, I’ve blogged it before and it’s gotten old but this skin is here to stay for a while. Pumec at Tres Chic for Lelutka heads. There, I was quick.

It’s still early in the morning and Jules is in the UK (2 hours behind me) so she’s probably still  having her beauty sleep while I’m writing this. By the time she wakes up I will be at work so I’ll update the post with a link to her blog as soon as I come back home tonight.

UPDATE: She has woken up! Visit here to see her credits and beautiful picture.

That’s all for now lovely ones. Have a nice day/night and be kind to one another.

STYLING

HEAD: .LeLutka. – Chloe 2.6

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

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

HAIR: Wasabi Pills – Happy Mesh

CHOKER: *COCO* – Wrap Choker @Uber (NEW!)

TOP: .:villena:. – Oversized Cardigan

JEANS: .miss chelsea. – Juno

SHOES: friday – Belle @Collabor88 (NEW!) 

SCENE

(from right to left)

22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Minimalist Ball Lounger

[235] Blue Whistle Gacha 12, Frames

Concept} – Home gacha @Shiny Shabby (NEW!)

Concept} 05. Home. Table

Concept} 07. Home. Frames

Concept} 09. Home. Rug (4 textures)

Concept} 08. Home. Breakfast tray

[ keke ] bottled roses

[ keke ] spring flower 6

[ keke ] fall roses 9

[ keke ] glass art – grace

Concept} 08. Bohemia. Wall Pillow 1

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.

Cat eye

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

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)