Winter Is Only Three Months Long

Merry Christmas, everyone. While the day nears its end on the topside of the world, it is moving along toward evening on Boxing Day here on the other side. I wish for everyone a festive season and I hope that all your Christmas wishes came true.

If you are lucky enough to have a few Lindens leftover after today, treat yourself to this lovely dress and coat from Salt & Pepper, available at Uber. The dress will be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party and the coat will keep you cozy as you make your way to the event. The earrings from [ILAYA] at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30 are a lovely accessory to compliment the sparkle of the dress. And if you are a Maitreya VIP, don’t miss out on the seven group gifts set out underneath the tree at the main store. Onyx Leshelle has released updated versions of some of my favourites with Lara fit. The Radical boots were my go-to footwear prior to the release of Lara, so I am super happy to have this gorgeous burgundy pair!

Don’t let the cold get you down. It is a wondrous season and remember, it’s only three months long.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Selena Lara no materials by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Uber December 25-January 23)
*Coat: Salt & Pepper S&P Susan Lara no materials by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Uber December 25-January 23)
*Earrings: [ILAYA] Ava Earrings by Ilaya Allen (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Boots: Maitreya Radical Boots – Burgundy Lara by Onyx Leshelle (group gift)
Hair: Analog Dog AD – soca – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head applier: Revoul Lefort.Saje Lelutka Applier in Tone 3 by HighCache (available at Shiny Shabby through January 15
Mesh body applier: Lefort by Revoul :: 2017 Body Appliers in Tone 03
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
*Eye makeup and lipstick: Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento – Applier First Snow Make-Up Set by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Artemis Series – Two (m) by Katya Valeska (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
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

New Beginnings, Happy Endings

I honestly can’t believe that 2017 is half over! We passed the winter solstice here in Australia about a week ago and are heading toward spring. July will soon be upon us.

The end of June is a new beginning for the mega-event, Uber. It has been open for just a few days with a Camping theme and *Just BECAUSE* has this great tank top that is designed to fit perfectly with a pair of shorts. Another late-in-the-month event is the subscription box, BishBox, which releases at noon on the 20th of each month. Those shorts I mentioned are from the June round and come in three delicious leather textures. It’s not too late to head to the BishBox Headquarters and grab your box (3000L post-release vs. 1500L pre-release).

The happy ending I mentioned is The Arcade, where you can pick up these adorable sandals from What is happy about this? Well, for the next few days (until June 30th) you can easily get into the event to try your luck at the most popular gacha event on the grid. No desperate multiple TP attempts, no waiting ages for things to rez and all of the glorious gacha goodies for the taking! Well, for the buying. But let’s not quibble over semantics…

It’s all about the happy endings.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: JustBECAUSE~MindyTankTop~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson (available at Uber June/July 2017)
*Shorts: VARONIS – Zoey Leather Shorts [Maitreya] by ZaraSuto (BishBox June 2017)
*Sandals: – Nellie Sandals (Coal) by Darling Monday (gacha prize at The Arcade June 2017)
Hair: Analog Dog AD – ici – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe (New release)
*Lipstick: A R T E – 40’s MakeUp Pack [Catwa, Bento] by Miriam Lemondrop
Hair: little bones. Inna by Nova Faerye (edited)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi

Pose: GLITTERATI – Headshot 2 – 4 by Katey Coppola
Location: Baja Shore