Dancing Queen Wannabe

When you’re a dancer (wannabe or full-fledged), you’ve got to have options. Either you’re not going to make it or eventually your corns, calluses and creaky joints will force you into retirement.

While I’m fresh out of ideas for a dancer’s future prospects, I have loads of other options to tell you about, starting with the extremely versatile Amber Shirt from Just BECAUSE, available at the current round of FaMESHed. Not only are there colour varieties (including additional hues with the fatpack), each shirt comes with HUD-driven options for the straps. In addition to the version I am wearing, you can add another set that wraps around your neck, or you can dispense with them completely, giving you a pretty scoop neckline. Tick the box for choices!

And if you are a dancer, you can’t be without a tip jar. [ keke ] will be releasing a set of tip jars for the upcoming new event, Le Six, opening on October 6th. These jars do not come with a tip script, but they are mod, so you can add the script of your choice. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which one to use: they come with different sayings on the tags, with options from the traditional to the fun. Included are “Tips are appreciated – Thank you!”, “Tip here – Giving returns ten-fold :)”, “Money is the root of all evil. Cleanse yourself here”, “Tips are like hugging without all the touching” and “Please tip. My boss is a real bastard”. See what I mean about options?

Finally, the rustic screen I am using is from Flair. You get not only the triptych screen I am showing, there are three separate panels, as well. In addition, each section can be retextured with three options for the frame and the weave. The possibilities are mind-boggling! This item will be available at the “Going To The Max” event, which begins on October 3rd. In case you haven’t heard about this event, it is to assist Second Life resident and creator, Maxwell Graf, owner and creator of Rustica (in world sim/store, Marketplace). Max and his wife are being evicted from their home by family after caring for his wife’s parents until their death. With the generosity that creators in Second Life are known for, several have banded together to present an event to benefit Max and his wife, Cheryl. This event runs for only one week, so do plan to visit to help out. Another option is to go to the in world store or visit Marketplace (links above) and purchase something to assist. The location has not yet been announced, but I found information on the event on Mona Eberhardt’s bog. Keep your eyes open for the location in a couple of days. *EDIT: I found the SLurl to the event location on the ForMax Facebook page.

If you have an option to shop and help someone out, then there really is no option but to do so.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: Just BECAUSE ~AmberShirt by Annie Melson (available at FaMESHed October 2017)
*Panties: Just BECAUSE Nicki Panties by Annie Melson
Hair: =DeLa*= Bento Mesh Hair “Shea” Reds by Kuranosuke Kamachi (available at Uber through October 23)
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
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*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

*Room divider: Flair – Rustic Screen – Pack – Texture Change by Sasy Scarborough (coming to the “Going To The Max” event October 3, 2017 – location TBA)
*Tip jars: [ keke ] tip jar . hug .and . boss . by Kean Kelly (coming to Le Six October 6, 2017)
*Table: [ keke ] gustavian console table – dusk by Kean Kelly
Curtains: Stockholm&Lima: Boho Black Out Curtains by Surrealia Anatine (former Deco(c)rate item)
*Guitar: {what next} Hanging Guitar (Boho) by Winter Thorn
Gacha prizes from :HAIKEI: by quo0p:
Chair: Take Me Away_Gacha / {2}
Lamp: Take Me Away_Gacha / {3}
Ladder: Take Me Away_Gacha / {4}

From Dead Dollz by Kiddo Oh:
The Warm One – Scarf – Brown
The Party One – Stockings – Nude

Rug: my own (not for sale)

Pose: Le Poppycock-Asset validation by Olivia Lalonde
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

Curtain Call

I may be getting ahead of things, since Skin Fair 2017 has just begun, but all of the designers will be deserving of multiple curtain calls once the event closes on March 26th. They have truly outdone themselves, with stunning skins, tattoos, makeup appliers and mesh head releases. After the cut, I’ll give you more information to prepare you for one of the biggest events of the Second Life year, including sim maps and SLurls to the fair.

Before I do that, I wanted to make sure that some other releases weren’t lost in the shuffle of Skin Fair. Collabor88 is spectacular this month, with warm and wonderful designs from the top creators in SL. I could live in these leg warmers from fri.day at the event. With autumn upon us in Australia and winter looming, they will surely become a staple in my wardrobe.

The Liaison Collaborative is up and running with their 4th birthday round. There are some beautiful home and garden items in this round and many of the designers have put out birthday gifts – yours for the taking. Do make sure you visit.

Jump past the cut for a close up of my skin, the promised details on Skin Fair and the ever popular credits!

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Pouf: (n) a versatile piece of furniture that can be used as a seat, a footstool or a table.

I made that up.

But seriously, whomever named this piece had to have a bit of a whimsical streak. I fully expected it to disappear from my inventory (“Poof!”), but thankfully, it didn’t. From Soy. found at the January round of The Liaison Collaborative, it is a must-have for decorating. I can see this equally at home in the bedroom or even a large bathroom, as well as the living area I set up with loads of lovely things from the January Deco(c)rate and gacha prizes from Kustom9.

It is a wonderful piece to help create your own sanctuary.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Soy. Powpon Pouf w/ texture changer by Soyoy (available at The Liaison Collaborative through January 30)

From Deco(c)rate January 2017:
Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table by Elle Kirshner
Stockholm&Lima: Little Victorian Sitting Bench by Surrealia Anatine
Ariskea[Frozen] Magic Frozen Roses by Diaxm
Ariskea[Frozen] LightFrame by Diaxm
.:revival:. elegant rug by Momentous

Gacha prizes from Kustom9 through February 7:
Concept} 02. The Bird House. Sofa Adult. RARE by Serab
Concept} 05. The Bird House. Frame by Serab
Concept} 05. The Bird House. Books by Serab
Concept} 03. The Bird House. Table by Serab
Concept} 06. The Bird House. Candles A by Serab
Concept} 06. The Bird House. Candles B by Serab
:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {4} by qo0op
:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {2} by qo0op

shine by [ZD] *Winter Sparkles* Fairydust by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize)
shine by [ZD] *Winter Sparkles* Candle Bucket by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize)
shine by [ZD] *Winter Sparkles* Deer white by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize)
Pewpew! Architect Villa Sketch Papers by Ramadiez Carter (gacha prize)
Apple Fall AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)