No Submission

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Once again, I have bared more skin than I normally do, thanks to this gorgeous harness set from Salt & Pepper. Salt has a way of making a few bits of leather, rhinestones and beads look amazing! This set is available at Vintage Fair and goes beautifully with the head piece (called a tikka) from AvaWay. The hair from [^.^Ayashi^.^] goes a long way toward preserving my dignity.

The pose I am using is from *EverGlow* Poses and originally came in a chair. However, the era of the chair and the harness just didn’t seem to work together, so I took the pose out of the chair for my shoot. All of the poses in the chair are fabulous, so I really wanted to use one. I just love when creators give us Modify permissions. Thank you!

No submission – it was fully my decision to bare a bit for the cause!

Vintage Fair 2016 Poster

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Available at Vintage Fair June 10-26, 2016
*Harness & pasties: Salt & Pepper S&P harness Yvette by xxSaltandPepperxx
*Tikka: AvaWay White Pearl_LOUISE_Tikka #1 by Avaway
*Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Jessica hair by Ikira Firman
*Pose: *EverGlow* Poses Baroque 3 by Fanny Willis (taken from the Baroque Chair)

Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

Pretty Stuff I’m Showing Off

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Yesterday marked my third year of blogging. It amazes me how some days it feels as if I have been blogging for 30 years and others it feels as if I have been blogging for 30 minutes. Like a lot of things, blogging has gone in cycles for me. I will go into a frenzy and post daily for a while, then I might drop off for a week…on a couple of occasions, longer than that. When blogging begins to seem like a chore, I am more likely to take a break until something inspires me to dust off the camera and shoot another photo. Or 12.

I am fortunate to be an official blogger for several creators and events. I take this responsibility seriously; I do my best to blog everything that I am given. The only times I don’t is when either time or inspiration (or both) prevent me from presenting the items to my very best. No, I am not the most gifted photographer in Second Life. Nor am I the most verbose author in the blogging realm. But I am honest and always try to blog with integrity.

I learned the hard way to blog only things that I would buy myself. That is how I started; simply photographing and writing about things I had purchased and loved. I don’t apply to blog for designers or events that aren’t regulars on my shopping list and I have turned down a lot of offers from designers, simply because their style didn’t fit my own. If you read the credits at the end of my posts, you will see that I head them with “Pretty stuff I’m showing off.” That isn’t just a tag line; it is more or less my philosophy of blogging. If it’s pretty and I like it, I want to show it off for the designer who has chosen to share his or her talent with us.

I was asked just a few days ago what my blogging specialty was. It really was a question that stumped me. I rambled on about fashion, H&G and even location shots, but never really did answer the question. After thinking about it for a few days I have come to the realisation that my specialty is simply, “Pretty things I’m showing off.”

Thank you to all of the designers who have given me the gift of your talent, the readers who have been here since nearly the beginning (Cao, Wendz, Rwah, Alexa, Cheri) and those who have stopped by frequently without leaving a comment. I’d love if you did; comments to me are the beginnings of conversations, and conversations lead to friendships.

I’ll leave my ramblings off for now, and let you get to the good stuff. You know…

The pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Sweater: {amiable}Over-sized Knit Cardigan Gacha by nodoko Vella (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
Leggings: Flair – Tempter Leggings – Maitreya Applier Pack 3 by Sasy Scarborough
*Boots: Salt & Pepper S&P boot Mara by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
*Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Nessie hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
Tattoo: [White~Widow] DeadMan – Henna by Julie Hastings
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

*Moon, lantern & pose: Le Poppycock Le PC *Upon a Winter’s Night* Elysian Light (Moon) by Olivia Lalonde (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

Location: Furillen

A Crazy Cat Lady Christmas

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What can I say? I would probably be a Crazy Cat Lady if my one little darling wasn’t such a princess who shows disdain for any other feline. But that didn’t stop me from loading up on these precious creatures to decorate my Second Life home. In case you are one of the two or three people who haven’t yet seen them, they are from Jian at The Winter Gacha Festival. Look at that little sweetie digging her claws into my new boots from! And that tiny imp peeping at me from around the corner of the fireplace from Nefarious Invention. I guess it’s only fitting that two of the wee creatures are trying to enjoy milk and breakfast from Jian (although the delicious food items are available at Wayward Market).

All in all, I think my Christmas will be merry with the meowing and purring of my newest little friends 🙂

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

(on Peep)
*From Wayward Market Dec. 12, 2015 – Jan. 10, 2016
Bracelet: MINIMAL – Bracelet *1* -Gold- by Ors Quan
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Ahri hair by Ikira Frimon
Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
:: c.A. :: chocolate atelier by YukaChoco Magic
Bra: Regina *Red* Maitreya MeshBody Applier
Hair bow: Jojo *Dot Red* [with veil] (gift)

Skirt: Blueberry – Bisquit – Zipped Skirts – Maitreya by xxBlueberryxx
*Boots: fri. – Jessica.Boots (Coal) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 December, 2015)

From Christmas on 34th Street Dec. 9-27, 2015
*Death Row Designs by deathrowdesigns:
DRD lazy Christmas chair
DRD lazy christmas table
DRD christmas decoration – #WHATEVER (wall hanging)
*From Wayward Market Dec. 12, 2015 – Jan. 10, 2016
*Nefarious Invention by jacksonmanis
[n.i] deadwood.fireplace.cast.iron.light
[n.i] deadwood.mantle
[n.i] deadwood.rug
*Jian by jiansl
JIAN Sunday Breakfast :: Eggs & Meats
JIAN Sunday Breakfast :: Milk & Glasses
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Little Winter Cottage (Snowtop) by Paco Pooley
Pose: BodyLanguage SLC SS POSE Back Shot!! B-ShotSit02L by mammoth Nishi

Lights: +Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Heart by Halogen Magic

Kittens from Jian by jiansl (available at The Winter Gacha Festival)
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Brown Tabby Kitten
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – White Kitten
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Grey Tabby Kitten
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Grey Kitten
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Tuxedo Kitten
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Ginger Tabby Kitten
JIAN :: A Very Kitten Christmas – Black Kitten