Two Sisters, No Credits

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When I take photos for my blog I am fastidious about taking down the credits. I think it’s important to give proper due to the amazing creators of Second Life.

I’m breaking my own rule here today. I’m blogging and I’m not going to do credits. Not because the creators of everything in this photo aren’t amazing, but because I had no intention of blogging this picture when I took it. It is just a happy snap I took while hanging out with my sis.

I love going to visit Rwah. She’s amazingly talented and it is rare to see her sim looking the same way on two successive visits. But I liked this particular incarnation. So while we were sitting there discussing her latest vision for her space, fashion, men, and life in general, I snuck my view behind us and took this shot. I didn’t let on; I just passed her the raw shot after I had taken it.

It made me happy. Just spending time with Rwah. No pressure to hit deadlines, no clients to prep for, no pressing shopping events I just had to attend. Just two sisters, no credits and a beautiful memory, captured in a photograph.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

My sister, myself, a bench (from junk.) and a vista.

Bye, Bye tulip.

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When a person first arrives in Second Life, it can be a challenge to find quality designers, unless you have an experienced resident to help guide you. My “experienced guide” had been in SL about a week before I managed to get dragged off the island, so while she was quite helpful at teaching me the basics, such as inventory, teleporting, movement controls and how to actually get dressed, she lacked the expertise to help me find high-calibre clothes. Of course, this is the same person who introduced me to the perils of prim boobs, so I don’t know why I would expect her to know where to shop!

I struggled with freebies, hunts and a few cheapie X Street designers at first (yes, way back before it was Marketplace). But somewhere along the line – actually, probably through doing a hunt – I stumbled upon tulip., a bastion of feminine clothing and good taste. It really was one of the first stores where I shopped and suddenly realised there was more to dressing in Second Life than donning slut wear.

Those who know me realise I’m a fatpack whore, but I usually at least vacillate before I make the purchase. But over the past four-plus years I have been a regular shopper of tulip., I don’t even think about it; I just bite the bullet and buy the fatpack.

So when I heard that tulip. is closing its doors, I was sad. With 50% off everything, I rushed over and as I suspected, there was little in the store that couldn’t already be found in my inventory. I wish Minami Susanowa, the creator, all the best and I hope she knows how many smiles she has put on my face during her tenure in Second Life. May all of your dreams come true, and thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us for so long.

I also wanted to announce that Rwah has officially opened her sim, square pegs in round holes, to the public! I took this photo there and I encourage all of you to visit. Here is a little information that Rwah has passed on to the folks who stop by:

Welcome to Square Pegs in Round Holes, Kashmir Dreams!

Please take a moment and read some general rules.

* This is a Moderate sim. Act accordingly.

* Be respectful towards others and those who live here and don’t eat all the cookies.

* Help us to reduce the lag…please no heavy scripted items. Don’t make us become the script police but be responsible.

* If you want the right to rezz, then please contact me (Rwah Resident) for an invite to the group. Sadly I can not make it an open group because already we have suffered our first spammers.

* Suggested Windlight: Bryn Oh’s Immersiva Grey Dust (Moody) or Bree’s appleblossom (happy sunny day).

* For the photographers, please join the group ‘Square Pegs in Round Holes’ on Flickr

More information can be found in the ‘Church’. (the first building you come across)

Enjoy your stay!


I took advantage of being in the group to rez several items in one of the buildings to shoot this photo. She is being very generous to group members, so if you love the location (like I do) but want to add your own touch, contact Rwah for membership, rez your pretties, take your photos and be a good little housekeeper and clean up after yourself. To be honest, most of the areas she has set up need no embellishment. Rwah is truly a wonder at creating a scene. And yes, you can take that however you want, Rwah 😉

So one door closes – the 50% off sale at tulip. continues until the store closes on October 10 – and another one opens. It’s really easier than you think to be a square peg in a round hole.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: tulip. Geo Cut Tank S – Off White by Minami Susanowa
Skirt: tulip. Twilight Maxi Skirt (Coal – S) by Minami Susanowa
Necklace: Cae :: Promise :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
Earrings: Cae :: Promise :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Ring: Cae :: Promise :: Ring by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: tulip. Ashley by Minami Susanowa
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Mid by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Bed: Kuro – Anfisa bed *Adult* by Luana Dawg
Rug: *Y’s HOUSE* Rug_Linen003(MUJI)_a by yacchan Clip
Boxes: *Y’s HOUSE* [Display] Leather box01(natural)_OMAKE02_5prim by yacchan Clip
Bedside table: [kusshon] singapore side table, trans lp 6 by Beolas Whitfield
Shoes: Cleo Design Shoes by Cleom Bailey
Cabinet: Scarlet Creative Meribel Cabinet by Charlotte Bartlett
Lamp: Apple Fall AF Dolly Lamp by Apple Fall
Picture on cabinet: Zaara [home] : 19 Vintage frame *square* by Zaara Kohime
Picture above window: Apple Fall AF Gilt Frame (Portrait) by Apple Fall
Build: +sanctuaire+ Sans Souci Cottage by Scout Eberhardt

Pose: Di’s Opera – Feminine Line 1 – 5 by Di Hoorenbeek

Location: square pegs in round holes

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Rwah’s World

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If you read my blog more than occasionally, you know there are a few people out there who inspire me. Some as bloggers and photographers, others as creators, and a few who I am blessed to call my friends. One name that pops up frequently is also now my sister. I admire her for all of the reasons I have mentioned already, but mainly because she has a spirit I admire, creativity that has no bounds and a heart as big as all the oceans and all the seas…and then some.


Rwah is in the process of sharing both her creativity and generosity. She has moved onto a homestead sim and is in the midst of turning it into a showplace for people to visit. Photographers will be welcome to drop in and shoot anytime, anyone can come and wander around and just enjoy what she is building.

…If she ever gets it done 😛

I have visited a few times as she tries to turn the image in her ever-so-astonishing mind into a reality. Each time I have been there, it has been different. And not yet complete.

But it will be worth the wait. Rwah is a perfectionist and until it matches what she sees in her head, it will continue to be a work in progress.

I popped over on the weekend to take a peep. The cafe is an inviting little spot overlooking a cemetery. Yep, a cemetery. But never fear; no ghosts or ghouls were wandering through the trees. At least not on Sunday; I can’t vouch for what may have happened in the intervening days 😉

I expect there will be lots more changes before Rwah finally opens the sim to the public. But there’s just one thing I have to say:

Sis, those are MY cookies!!!! ❤

Pretty stuff I'm showing off:

Top: le primitif :::LP::: OpenBack_Crop S – Luxury by yani Tryce (available at The Chapter Four Sept. 2014)
Pants: le primitif :::LP::: HighWaist_Leggings S – Creme by yani Tryce (available at The Chapter Four Sept. 2014)
Shoes: fri. – Diana.Heels (Tan) by Darling Monday
Necklace: EarthStones Lia Crystal Necklace – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Lia Crystal Earrings – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* KEN – Ginger by rika Oyen (New Release)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: aDORKable Poses: Floored 3m by Adorkable Peapod

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet (updated version 3.4 just released!)