My Fair Lady

I love the classics. Whether it is literature, fashion or personalities I am drawn to simple elegance. Don’t call my look a cliche; I prefer enduring style.

When it comes to my skin in Second Life, I am very particular. I often see skins that I love in the promo photos or even on other avatars, but I will never, ever buy a skin without demoing it first. Clothing and accessories define your style; your skin defines who you are. So it was a big step for me to subscribe to Powder Pack for the first time. I have been checking the event for several months and finally decided to push aside my anxiety of not knowing what I might receive and purchase the October box for LeLutka. And I was pleasantly surprised.

I can’t say that I will wear any of the skins or makeup on a daily basis, but I will be happy to dip into these treasures whenever I feel a need to switch things up. Including body appliers with the head appliers is a huge bonus, and I will definitely give some of the creators’ new releases a try in the future. If I want drama, I’ve got it. If I want exotic, it’s now in my inventory. And even when I want to show off classic beauty, I have all of the tools I will need.

In the inimitable words of Professor Henry Higgins, “But I’m used to hear say, ‘Good morning’ everyday. Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows. A second nature to me now. Like breathing out and breathing in. I’m very grateful she’s a woman! And so easy to forget. Rather like a habit one can always break! And yet, I’ve grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air. Accustomed to her… face.”

And what a face it is…of My Fair Lady.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: [Aleutia] Eve (Maitreya) by Catalina Staheli
Hat: C L A Vv. Modern Witch – Hat Black by Citta Wiskee (gacha prize at Salem October 2017)
*Earrings: EMPYREAN FORGE EF: Rhapsody Earrings by EmpyreanForge
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * PETRA * by Mirja Mills
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

From Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017
LeLutka applier: amara beauty – Powder Pack LELUTKA OCT 2017 – Kayla by Shantia Soulstar
Mesh body applier: amara beauty – Powder Pack LELUTKA OCT 2017 – body applier omega by Shantia Soulstar
Eyelashes: ::Modish:: Xenia [Lelutka] PowderPack October HUD by Ele Brandi
Eyeliner: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells
Lipstick: Avi-Glam AG. Sensual Lipstick – Lelutka Applier by Kendra Parfort

Pose: Le Poppycock-Birdwatcher by Olivia Lalonde
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

Appreciation And Wonderment

I logged in to Second Life yesterday, and while sorting through inbound goodies, I stumbled upon a notecard.

Congratulations!! You have been nominated for a 2017 BVN Blogger and Vlogger Award in the following categories:

♥♥ Blogger or Vlogger of the Year (overall)
♥♥ Best Female Fashion Blogger

To say that I was stunned and honoured is an understatement of epic proportions. While I have been nominated for awards in the past, I was especially humbled by these nominations because I have had some real life issues in the last year which have affected my ability to blog. Without going into detail, it is harder and harder for me to compose and edit photographs. I still find pleasure in blogging, though, so I will continue as long as I feel I can do justice to the works of the wonderfully talented creators of Second Life. One day I will come to the decision that I no longer feel my work is up to my own standards and I will retire. I probably won’t stop taking photos; I just won’t publish them.

The categories for which I was nominated are tabulated votes by the judging panel. In other words, you won’t be able to vote for me yourself. However, there are several other categories that are eligible for public vote. I encourage you to visit the BVN website and cast your votes for some extremely talented vloggers and bloggers. You can click the photo below to go directly to the voting page.

The full list of nominees for Blogger or Vlogger of the Year, Best Female Fashion Blogger and Best Male Fashion Blogger can be found here.

I have copied the information card below to give you the full scoop on the awards.

Winners will be announced at our Bloggies Ceremony on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm (noon) SLT.

Between September 15th and September 30th, we will be opening the ballots to allow people to vote for all categories. Please encourage your friends and followers to vote on the BVN website before September 30th. The following image is attached for your convenience. Feel free to use it on your blog, social media pages, and anywhere else you would like to spread the word.


The ballot is restricted to logins only to avoid multiple votes from the same individual. Please be sure to log in to your google account before accessing the form. BVN does not gather nor retain your login credentials.

Five awards will be voted on or selected by a panel of experts. These include:
• BVN Member of the Year – hand-selected by BVN Founders
• Founders Award – hand-selected by BVN Founders
• Blogger or Vlogger of the year (overall) – tabulated votes by esteemed panel
• Best Female Fashion Blogger – tabulated votes by esteemed panel
• Best Male Fashion Blogger – tabulated votes by esteemed panel

The 2017 judging panel consists of Sophia Harlow, Skye Everridge, Strawberry Singh, and Garrete Moonkill. Please note that judges are eligible to win any category they are not judging. BVN Founders (Kess Crystal, Delicate Flower, and Trouble Dethly) are not eligible to win any category.

I am sitting here typing this truly in appreciation and wonderment; appreciation for all of my readers and wonderment that you thought enough of my work to recognise me. I also want to send a special thank you to the designers who have put their trust in me to blog their creations. You give me inspiration every time I log into Second Life.

Thank you all ♥

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: ISON – isabella side cut sweater -maitreya- (luxebox exclusive) by Harry Hyx
Leggings: Blueberry – Cake Leggings by Blueberryxx
Boots: Blueberry – Craven – Sharp Heels Boots by Blueberryxx
Hair: Analog Dog AD – rashida – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe (available at Hairology September 2017)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head appier (including lipstick, eyeliner & eyeshadow): *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 04 by Silent Alchemi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 04. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort

Pose: (marukin) [cedar] bel air by Valencia Southard (available at Collabor88 September 2017)

Location: Salt Water

I’m Not Worried


I don’t make New Year resolutions anymore, but if I did, there might be some good ones inspired by this photo:

1. Don’t be another worried bitch.
2. Wear more glitter.
3. Be more like Audrey.

I went a little nuts at the Quasi gacha machine at the current round of Gacha Guardians. I had to have the triptych of Audrey Hepburn, the epitome of beauty and grace. As you can see, I was finally rewarded. This gacha is full of vintage and quirky wall hangings and photos, a must-have for me. The “worried bitch” wall hanging was another fun win from the same gacha machine.

The Evie Dress from *Just BECAUSE* for the January round of FaMESHed is the perfect way to start the new year. With both a standard and glittery version, you can’t go wrong with either, but if you have the choice, why not go all sparkly? It is guaranteed to turn heads and give you the confidence needed not to be another worried bitch.

I’m wearing it, and I’m not worried.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Evie Dress (glitter) by Annie Melson (available at FaMESHed January 1 – 27)
Shoes: [Gos] Jazz Pump – Base [maitreya] with [Gos] Jazz Pump Shoe Colour :: Island Paradise by Gospel Voom (gacha prize at Gacha Guardians January)
Earrings: LaGyo_Noelle Long Earrings Silver by Gyorgyna Larnia (available at Collabor88 through January 6)
Cigarette holder: flowey. heirloom cigarette holder / long + cigarette by Flutter Memel
Hair: *ARGRACE* WAKANA by rika Oyen (New release)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.0 by JadenArt
*Head Applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Luna -Sunkiss -Set 2 -Freckles by Nena Janus
*Vista Hands Applier: *League* Vista Hand Applier HUD Sunkiss by Nena Janus
Body and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus

Pictures: Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 17 by Lybra Rage (gacha prize at Gacha Guardians January)
Sign: Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 17 by Lybra Rage (gacha prize at Gacha Guardians January)

Pose: oOo Studio Poses sexpot_six by Olaenka Chesnokov
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet