Save My Seat

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It’s a common problem for a pet owner. You get up to grab a drink and come back to your furry friend curled up on your seat. If you have a dog, he will probably look at you with sad eyes, tail thumping slowly, hoping you don’t displace him. For cat owners, you know well that glare that says, “What? It’s full of warm. Go find another place to sit, Human.”

My darling little puss has this look down cold. She is usually only willing to give up her spot in exchange for a brushing. She normally wins.

Do make sure to check the shopping list today. There are TONS of goodies from several events to drool over. I do want to draw your attention to the desk set and accessories from .tree at Wayward Winter. You are most likely familiar with Karla Marama’s work as the designer of Pr!tty (store currently closed for remodeling). Karla has undertaken creating “trinkets and furniture” under the brand .tree . While she hasn’t yet opened a store in Second Life under this brand, you can find her lovingly crafted treasures exclusively at Wayward Winter. Each one is created with attention to detail, care and amazing quality. You don’t want to miss out on this chance to snatch up her work.

I’m heading over myself in a few minutes…save my seat.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Romper: Dead Dollz McNamara – Pearl by Kiddo Oh (gacha prize at The Epiphany January 2016)
*Stockings: fri.day fri. – Lazy.Socks by Darling Monday (available at Wayward Winter through January 31st)
*Shoes: Salt & Pepper S&P pumps Fofina maitreya by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Tres Chic through February 10th)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kasimire Hair by Truth Hawks (gacha prize at The Epiphany January 2016)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Legend – Henna – RARE by Julie Hastings (gacha prize at The Epiphany January 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

*Available at Wayward Winter through January 31st (all review copies):
Tool Shed EXT – Quilted Ottoman – Wine by Fallacy DeCuir. Prim: 2
Tool Shed – Scattered Hearts – 1 – Light Dots by Fallacy DeCuir. Prim: 1
.tree {desk} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2 (.tree has no main store or Marketplace store yet)
.tree {stool} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2
.tree {baskets} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {winter kitty slippers} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2
.tree {kitty pencil cup} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {computer} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {tablet+stylus} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2
.tree {starfield projector} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {books} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 1
.tree {cupcake notes} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 1
.tree {wall shelf} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
tree. {lit hanging kitty frame+no frame} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 1
[Brixley] recycled window (white) by Isabelle Requiem. Prim: 1
Astralia – Country Flowers (pink) by Astralia
! Lost Junction! [LJ] My Mousie Buddie – Tawny – Rez by Tala Laval. Prim: 1
Concept} 04. Mr. Bean & Co. – Cat Pillows by Serab. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
hive // cabin in the woods by hive (thehivestore). Prim: 73

Available at Shiny Shabby through February 10th:
*[ keke ] tall metal box by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
*[ keke ] book of magic by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
BellEquipe Design Store {BE} Letter Pads and fountain pen by pokute (pokute.burt). Prim: 1
BellEquipe Design Store {BE} Envelope by pokute (pokute.burt). Prim: 1
BellEquipe Design Store {BE} Love Letter by pokute (pokute.burt). Prim: 1
Knick Knacks :KKs:: Rappelle-toi de Paris – les cartes postales by Natacha Haroldsen. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
Ariskea [ Chic Baby ] Viene Babybreath Suspender by diaxm. Prim: 6
Meche Cozy Cottage Rug 2 by Eeilee. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
Meche Cozy Cottage Couch by Eeilee. Prim: 8 (gacha prize)
Meche Cozy Cottage Rug 1 by Eeilee. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
*LODE* Decor – Melody Pot [vintage rose] by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic). Prim: 2

Available at Kustom9
*[ keke ] we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
*[ keke ] bright star by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
*[ keke ] star crown – queen by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1

Other
dust bunny . basket table by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
dust bunny . book pile by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
dust bunny & windsong . paper butterflies by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
dust bunny . robin nest . silver by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
Apple Fall Roses Box (Pink) by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns). Prim: 1
+Half-Deer+ Fairy Curtains White by Halo (halogen.magic). Prim: 4

*Pose: [Black Tulip] Rebirth in white #2 by Auryn Beorn (available at Wayward Winter through January 31st)

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

Ivanka

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This is going to be a very quick post to let you know about the Ivanka gown at Apple May Designs for Lazy Sunday. Normally this is a one-day sale, but Apple has the dress out now through Sunday. If you have ever shopped Lazy Sunday, you know that means 75L!

The dress comes in a variety of colours. Feeling rather virtuous today, I chose the Pearl (white).

Hey…no laughing! I can feel virtuous sometimes, ya know 😉

The necklace and earrings are from Cae at Wayward Winter, which runs through January 30. The necklace is actually a double necklace – I’m just showing the upper part. I love this option – it makes accessorising so simple.

You have your list now. Go forth and buy pretty stuff!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Apple May Designs Ivanka Gown (Maitreya) – Pearl by Apple May (available at the main store for Lazy Sunday through January 24)
*Necklace: Cae :: Peyton :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft (available at Wayward Winter through January 30)
*Earrings: Cae :: Peyton :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft (available at Wayward Winter through January 30)
Headpiece: *LODE* Head Accessory – Melody [white] by Chirzaka Vlodovic (gacha prize at Shiny Shabby January 2016)
Hair: Amacci Hair Anastasia ~ Sangria by Carina Larsen
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

Flowers: {anc} Hatsuyume / flower branch white by aki69 (gacha prize)
*Glitter: [ keke ] shimmer dust by Kean Kelly

Pose: GLITTERATI – Backed up – 9 by Katey Coppola (modified with Animare HUD by yt Recreant)

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

Pretty Stuff I’m Showing Off

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Yesterday marked my third year of blogging. It amazes me how some days it feels as if I have been blogging for 30 years and others it feels as if I have been blogging for 30 minutes. Like a lot of things, blogging has gone in cycles for me. I will go into a frenzy and post daily for a while, then I might drop off for a week…on a couple of occasions, longer than that. When blogging begins to seem like a chore, I am more likely to take a break until something inspires me to dust off the camera and shoot another photo. Or 12.

I am fortunate to be an official blogger for several creators and events. I take this responsibility seriously; I do my best to blog everything that I am given. The only times I don’t is when either time or inspiration (or both) prevent me from presenting the items to my very best. No, I am not the most gifted photographer in Second Life. Nor am I the most verbose author in the blogging realm. But I am honest and always try to blog with integrity.

I learned the hard way to blog only things that I would buy myself. That is how I started; simply photographing and writing about things I had purchased and loved. I don’t apply to blog for designers or events that aren’t regulars on my shopping list and I have turned down a lot of offers from designers, simply because their style didn’t fit my own. If you read the credits at the end of my posts, you will see that I head them with “Pretty stuff I’m showing off.” That isn’t just a tag line; it is more or less my philosophy of blogging. If it’s pretty and I like it, I want to show it off for the designer who has chosen to share his or her talent with us.

I was asked just a few days ago what my blogging specialty was. It really was a question that stumped me. I rambled on about fashion, H&G and even location shots, but never really did answer the question. After thinking about it for a few days I have come to the realisation that my specialty is simply, “Pretty things I’m showing off.”

Thank you to all of the designers who have given me the gift of your talent, the readers who have been here since nearly the beginning (Cao, Wendz, Rwah, Alexa, Cheri) and those who have stopped by frequently without leaving a comment. I’d love if you did; comments to me are the beginnings of conversations, and conversations lead to friendships.

I’ll leave my ramblings off for now, and let you get to the good stuff. You know…

The pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Sweater: {amiable}Over-sized Knit Cardigan Gacha by nodoko Vella (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
Leggings: Flair – Tempter Leggings – Maitreya Applier Pack 3 by Sasy Scarborough
*Boots: Salt & Pepper S&P boot Mara by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
*Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Nessie hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
Tattoo: [White~Widow] DeadMan – Henna by Julie Hastings
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

*Moon, lantern & pose: Le Poppycock Le PC *Upon a Winter’s Night* Elysian Light (Moon) by Olivia Lalonde (available at Wayward Winter through January 31, 2016)
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

Location: Furillen