Autumn Stomp

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is officially time for snuggle-wear. This is definitely an outfit I would wear – everyday! The sweater combo from neve is available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30 and it comes in tons of colour and texture options. You will want all of them, just like me, if you are a snuggle lover like I am. The shoes and socks from Mosquito’s Way (also available at The Liaison Collaborative) are another staple you will need to add to your wardrobe. What I love about Mosquito’s Way is the texture HUD that comes with all of the shoes. Rather than having to choose a single colour or fatpack, each design has multiple colour options for different parts of the shoes. You are spoiled for choice, all for one price! With this pair, you can change the colour of the socks, main part of the shoe, heel, ribbons and studs. One stop dressing is a wonderful thing!

So wonderful you will feel the need to do an Autumn Stomp.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Sweater/top: neve top – cafe Lara by coldLogic (available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)
Leggings: Blueberry – Cake Leggings – Regular – Maitreya by Blueberryxx
*Shoes/stockings: Mosquito’s Way – Hannah for Maitreya by Camilla Limondi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Hyerin (bang1) by Morphine Janick
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
Eye shadow & lipstick: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells (from Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Chair: Kuro – Dressed metal chair *yellow* by Luana Dawg (available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)
*Antlers: Kuro – Floral horns by Luana Dawg (available at Sad November through December 2)
*Plant: Kuro – flowers by Luana Dawg (available at Sad November through December 2)
*Coffee, donut & Scrabble pieces: Serenity Style– Hopathia Autumn Scrabble by Hanstid Inshan (available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)
*Boots: Granola. Wellies. Cozy Pack. and Warm Pack. by Kimbra Iridescent (available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)
*Blowing leaves: [ keke ] blow me away rowan leaves by Kean Kelly
*Ground leaves: [ keke ] blow me away rowan leaves by Kean Kelly
*Build: Raindale – Lauriston Retreat (with lights) by KeiraLans (Rare gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)

*Pose: [evoLove] – Calm by evoloveposes (available at The Liaison Collaborative through November 30)

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)