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.

▶▶ http://www.bvnsl.com/the-bloggies/

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

Cherry Picking

I really don’t like cherries. To eat, that is. But I am drawn to them as decoration; whether as a print on a dress or rings for my ears. Appropriately, the pair I am wearing is from (Yummy) and is a part of the final BishBox. And since I am showing off my bum, it is only appropriate I do it in the recent Tinker Set release from Blueberry. I seem to have a fruit-flavoured theme going here!

I hadn’t mentioned it before, but I recently switched mesh heads from Catwa Lona to May by .LeLutka.. I have always loved the HUD for LeLutka mesh heads, but I kind of stuck with Lona after it was released at Skin Fair. I finally got around to visiting the LeLutka main store and demoing her latest releases. I narrowed my choices to Greer and May, but something about this head just seemed right for me. I had a few appliers and skins for LeLutka, but I wanted something new. I tried several new appliers, but the one that really caught my eye was Jean by itGirls, currently available at Uber. One tip I want to pass along when trying a new skin designer is always try the head applier with the body demo, as well. I really didn’t think Jean would work for me before I matched it with the body applier.

That, my dear friends, gave my new look the cherry on top.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top & panties: Blueberry – Tinker Set by Blueberryxx (new main store release)
*Earrings: (Yummy) Cherry Earrings by Polyester Partridge (from BishBox August 2017)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sujin /Red by Morphine Janick
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh head applier: itGirls – Jean Lelutka Applier – Tan Face by Annie Jolifaunt (available at Uber August 2017)
Mesh body applier: itGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya by Annie Jolifaunt

Pose: Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute SLC Bento SS Pose – Wet Sand A by manmoth Nishi (available at Knot & Co. // Only Summer Project 2017)

Bandana Day, Baby

Traditionally, the last Sunday of Hair Fair is designated “Bandana Day.” Second Life residents are encouraged to wear a bandana in support of the children who are undergoing treatments or have diseases that cause hair loss. Since the beneficiary of 100% of sales of bandanas sold at Hair Fair go to Wigs for Kids, you can feel good about supporting this cause with a lovely fashion statement.

Each of the four Hair Fair sims has a Bandana Booth, so no matter where you land you can pick out your favourites. I picked up several on my first visit and chose to wear the style from alaskametro<3. It has lovely texturing and a delightful shine. It works perfectly with the bikini from Blueberry at the July round of Collabor88, which in turn shows off this lovely tattoo from PurpleMoon Creations at The Liaison Collaborative. A wonderful triumvirate of fashion.

So, go indulge yourself at Hair Fair. It’s almost Bandana Day, Baby.

Hair Fair Main Landing Points:
Noirette Landing Point
Redhead Landing Point
Brunette Landing Point
Blonde Landing Point

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bandana: alaskametro<3 Hair Fair 2017 Bandana 01 by Alaska Metropolitan (available at Hair Fair 2017 – Bandana Booths on all four sims)
Bikini: Blueberry – Adrianna – Bikini- Maitreya by Blueberryxx (available at Collabor88 July 2017)
*Tattoo: PurpleMoon Creations :: PM :: Ambae Body Art Omega Appliers by Poulet Koenkamp (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
Hairbase: no.match_ HAIRBASE B for CATWA -JESSICA mesh head by n0match
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: DEL MAY DM – Sad reflection by Del May