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

A Chat Among Friends

Spring brings the perfect opportunity to settle down for a chat with friends. In this case, they are four-legged and winged pals, courtesy of this cute pose prop from Luane’s World for The Liaison Collaborative. I have no doubt these squirrels are tempted by the flowers on this lovely top from *Just BECAUSE*, an AnnieRose Collaboration available at the main store. This pattern is part of the fat pack, but standard colours come with both a solid and striped version and the detail is incredible. Just check out those buttons on the ruching at the waist and the perfect bows on the tied sleeves. For those who don’t know about AnnieRose, these designs are the product of Annie Melson’s partnership with her daughter, Rose. This top is definitely worth the visit to the mainstore.

I am featuring the Amaia skin from *League* for Skin Fair 2017. It is a LeLutka applier and I am wearing it with Simone. This is a very clean skin, with a freckles option plus some beautiful eye and lip colours.

All perfect for a springtime chat with friends.

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Skin Fair Sim 1
Skin Fair Sim 2

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Breanna Shirt by Annie Melson (New mainstore release – and AnnieRose Collaboration)
*Pants: NOCHE. Knit Joggers by AskParis (available at The Liaison Collaborative March 7-30)
Hair: Analog Dog AD – V – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe (available at Hairology March 2017)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.6 by JadenArt
*Mesh head applier: *League* Amaia – Lelutka Applier Medium by Nena Janus (available at Skin Fair 2017 through March 26)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Medium by Nena Janus
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Nymph by Ikon Innovia

*Pose/prop: Luane’s World :LW: Poses – Lost in Nature – female pose prop 1 by LuaneMeo (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2017)

Love Not Required

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Oh how you sparkle
and oh how you shine.
That flush on your cheeks
is more than the wine.
And he must do something
that I didn’t do
whatever he’s doing,
it looks good on you.

~ from “You Look So Good In Love” by George Strait

You can sparkle, too, in this gorgeous gown from *Just BECAUSE* for The Liaison Collaborative. So pretty. So glamourous. So feminine.

Being in love not required.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Jessica Gown by Annie Melson (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Earrings: PurpleMoon Creations :: PM :: Romanza Earrings by Poulet Koenkamp (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Lipstick: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Lipsticks by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Eye makeup: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Eye-Makeup by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
Hair: Stealthic – Vivacity (Reds) by Stealthic (available at Hairology February 2017)
Body & hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.4 by JadenArt
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia
*Mesh head applier: *YS&YS* Beatrix Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco
Mesh body applier: *YS&YS* Tone 03 Body applier v2.0 for Maitreya by Monicuzza Babenco

*[ keke ] waterfall glitter – rose by Kean Kelly (New release at the main store)
Pose: Del May Poses DM – Whim by Del May
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet