Deviously Delicious Designs

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I really hate love when a designer launches a release and I immediately think, “Gotta have that!” I’m not shy about shopping, and I am fortunate enough to be able to buy pretty much what I want, so it’s normally a cause for celebration, not angst. I’m usually decisive about a style that I want; it’s when the devious designer releases so many colours or prints that I like that the trouble begins. That’s what happened when I saw the new Briony shorts and Cary double tank tops from erratic. I was in a total state of panic. Which to choose??? It is a cruel dilemma, to be sure! And just so you can be dazzled by these new items, you can drool over them on erratic’s blog or the Marketplace store (sort by Age: Newest First to go directly to the most recent releases).

Now, I will admit to succumbing to fatpack fever on many occasions. But I’m trying to be more disciplined when it comes to shopping. I agonised long and hard over the decision and finally went with the white shorts (which are surprisingly sparse in my wardrobe) and the very summery stripes-lemon tank. The tank has a system layer underneath the mesh top that tucks into the shorts, or you can be more daring and forgo the layer to bare your toned and tanned tummy. It’s just the outfit for a warm day, and this colour goes perfectly with the cup of lemonade I grabbed to revitalise me after my agonising decision!

On another note (so this doesn’t turn out to be totally a fashion post), I was pleased my Picmonkey tutorials were included in the SL Blogger Support photo processing list. While I was checking out the page, I noticed Harlow Heslop’s Photoshop Essentials Tutorial. I have been a follower of her blog for quite a long time and I remember when she posted this. However, at the time I hadn’t yet started using PS and while I read it when it was published, I promptly forgot about it. But now that I’m trying to tame that particular beast, I revisited it and attempted to use her tips on blur in the photo above. It’s yet another effect I have to perfect, but I do like how the ocean is less focused, leading the eye to the subject of the picture – me and these deviously delicious designs 😉

Catnip Carnival Revisited

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Earlier this week I blogged about Catnip Carnival, the first event sponsored by Avatars for Animals. Today, a new hairstyle from Truth is available at this event, called Noemi. It’s an adorable pigtail style and it’s at a reduced price – colour packs are L$200 and all proceeds go to support River Cities Humane Society for Cats. In case you don’t want to check my other post, you can find the Catnip Carnival by clicking this link.

When I heard the news, I had to go back to grab the Reds pack. And I think Victor, my penguin, likes it too 🙂

PS – I’m adding a link to the SeraphimSL blog where you can see all the amazing stuff available at Catnip Carnival. Drool on the page, then go buy, buy, BUY!

Paw Prints On Our Hearts

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I have been working in Photoshop for the last few days and haven’t had time to get my shopping fix in Second Life! Today, I decided to rectify that. What better place to start than at Avatars for Animals’ Catnip Carnival. It’s a small event, but it has some of the best creators in Second Life offering their wares in aid of River Cities Humane Society for Cats in Louisiana, USA.

Avatars for Animals was started by Harlow Heslop, one of my favourite bloggers. And I totally support her in her efforts.

Instead of repeating everything she has said about the organisation, I urge you to check out this link to her blog.

The top and necklace I’m wearing are from this event. Please, visit the Catnip Carnival – not just for the pretty stuff to buy, but to help out the furry friends that leave their paw prints on our hearts.

PS – I’m adding a link to the SeraphimSL blog where you can see all the amazing stuff available at Catnip Carnival. Drool on the page, then go buy, buy, BUY!