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Sail Into the Sun

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Now I know what this looks like: I’m clearly not dressed for sailing, and this lil’ ship of mine is a fair distance from the shoreline, but I totally didn’t commandeer it for fashionable photography purposes, honest! Well, not purposefully; it was just floating there so innocently and enticingly off the coast of the Mesh Avenue event – how could I resist? But as you can see, my clone and I have absolutely no clue how to sail, and neither a strapping young sailor nor a randy band of pirates was anywhere to be found. So when all else fails, pose for your life! :)

Sail Into the Sun
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / The Skinnery | Emily – Bare Face (Champagne)
* Hair / Besom | Alder – Browns HUD | Collabor88 Event, through September 6th
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Specular Eyes – Hazel | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Gemma Lipstick – 008 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st

Style

* Jewelry / Secret Love | Anne Necklace (11 gem colors, 3 pearl colors & 4 metals in HUD) | Totally Top Shelf, through August 22nd
* Dress / LEGENDAIRE | Jennifer Dress (4 colors/patterns in HUD; standard mesh sizes) | FAD Fashion Event, through August 25th
* Shoes / KC Couture | Miami Heels (for Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, TMP & Slink High feet)

Poses & Destination

* Left / Zomy Poses | Portrait Poses – #6
* Right / Kirin | Sitting Pretty Pose Pack – Pose 1 (v1)
Location / Mesh Avenue

An easy-breezy, simply chic look for today, thanks to the lovely Jennifer Dress by LEGENDAIRE (available at the FAD Fashion Event), which I’m especially fond of for its deeply-dipping arm and necklines, the lusciously high left-side slit, and the perfect knee-length cut. The HUD offers four unique patterns, and it comes in standard mesh sizing. The angle hides my delicate necklace more than I intended, but it’s well worth visiting the Totally Top Shelf event to see all the lovely items on offer, and if you adore Secret Love‘s jewelry as I do, be sure to stop by the mainstore where Faylinn is offering a 50% off sale on everything through August 20th!

I also want to mention my gorgeous hairstyle by Besom, which may be exclusively found at the current round of Collabor88 through September 4th. This is the must-visit event of the week, with a dazzling number of designers contributing to the 4th anniversary round of this truly wonderful shopping experience (it’s in my Top 5 favorites for sure!) The Alder hairstyle is super versatile: a touch of bombshell mixed with sleek and chic, and that perfect mid-torso length that I love so much. Getting into C88 will be tricky for at least the next few days, but I promise it will be worth it when you get there!

Summer Girl

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Summertime, you are a tricky beast! No sooner had I started pining for Autumn when a lovely bundle of swimsuits came my way, and with a click of an applier button, I fell in love with the summery weather once more. Also, what better way to show off a lovely new tattoo than while wearing not very much at all? And any excuse I may find to visit one of my favorite sims is a truly worthwhile one, I’d say. So strike up “Summer Lovin'”, because it’s back to the beach with me!

Summer Girl
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / AlterEgo | Janae – Almond (Blonde Brows + Cleavage)
* Hair / Tukinowaguma | Ginger – HUD 3-2 | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
* Eyes / DS’ELLES | Apocalypse Mesh Eyes – Violet (Small)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Bell Lipstick – 007 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st
* Tattoo / White Widow | Steppin’ Tattoo (Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, Omega, Sking, Slink, TMP & Lolas appliers + system tattoo layers) | Gold Prize at The Collection by MadPea, through September 30th

Style

* Jewelry / Paper Arrow | Chevron Necklace – Gold (Maitreya Beta & Belleza Isis fits)
* Swimsuit / alaskametro<3 | Giselle II Bikini (Slink, TMP, Omega & Lolas appliers + system clothing layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st
Shoes / KC Couture | Brazilia Heels (Maitreya, Belleza and Slink High feet)

Poses & Destination

* Pose / Agapee | Photo Pose Set 006 – Pose 123 | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
Location / Black Basalt Beach

First and foremost, I want to mention this gorgeous White Widow tattoo, which is a Gold level prize from The Collection, the brand new interactive adventure game from MadPea. You will become the main character in a quest that will lead you to a bevy of hidden treasures, following the clues and solving the puzzles you encounter in order to progress. It’s deeper than a traditional point-and-click game, and far more than just a hunt. The Collection has deeply immersive story and a truly unique style, so I highly recommend visiting the MadPea Games website to learn more about how to get started with this not-to-be-missed event!

In shopping event exclusives, I’m wearing the beautifully hand-drawn Giselle II Bikini by alaskametro<3, which may be found at the current round of AnyBody along side my fabulous lipstick by Nova Bodyshop. Over at the WearHouse event, you’ll find the gorgeous Ginger hairstyle by Tukinowaguma – a true bombshell style with an exceptional number of choices in the color HUDs – as well as an excellent and versatile pose set by Agapee.

I also want to give a special mention to my Chevron Necklace by Paper Arrow, which is the first piece of jewelry I’ve personally seen that features a specialized mesh body fit. I’m wearing the Maitreya (Beta) fit, and it may just be the first necklace I’ve ever worn in Second Life that did not have to be adjusted or resized in some fashion. So awesome! It fits beautifully against the skin with applier clothing, and works with mesh tops as well. A fitted version for Belleza’s Isis body is also included.

I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far, and please do check out The Collection by MadPea; it promises to be a thrilling and rewarding way to enjoy a whole new aspect of Second Life, and the prizes on offer in the Silver and Gold packages are wonderful. See you there! ♥

Apple Blossoms

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Although there are still more than six weeks of summertime left, and the place I call home in First Life will be experiencing summer-like temperatures through October and beyond, I simply cannot resist a beautiful, autumnal apple orchard. It immediately brings back memories of my New York childhood, growing up in the land of the cidery, where sun-warmed apples could be eaten straight off the tree, and the smell of freshly-baked cinnamon donuts perfumed the air with their intoxicating delights.

Apple Blossoms
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / Lumae | Fae 3 – Rosy Bare (Freck/GingBrow) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
Hair / Moon | Common Burn – Variety HUD
Eyes / Inkheart | Emotional Eyes – Hope (S)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Becca Eyeliner – 002
Lips / Eyelure | Kiss Me – Peach

Style

* Headpiece / ERSCH | Flower Field Hair Accessory – Red
* Jewelry / ForeverFamous | Crystal Necklace (Lotus) – Gold | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Dress / Salt & Pepper | Lilian Dress & Bracelet | Shiny Shabby Event, through August 15th
* Shoes / Infliction | Affair Wedge (for Maitreya, Belleza & Slink High) – Faun | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st

Poses & Destination

* Pose / Kirin | Keiko – Pose 1
Location / Nouveaux

I spied this gorgeous little apple tree patch while I was visiting the Nouveaux sim, and couldn’t resist using it as the setting for my picture today. I really adore when shopping-centric sim designers go the extra mile and beautifully landscape and decorate their sim; it truly adds something special to the experience!

I’m wearing the wonderfully feminine Lilian Dress and Bracelet Set by Salt & Pepper, which comes in 6 unique color/pattern pairings and may be found at Shiny Shabby through August 15th. And I’m continuing to be dazzled by the items on offer at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, which includes my freckled-to-perfection Fae skin by Lumae, the delicate Crystal Lotus Necklace by ForeverFamous, and the fabulous Affair Wedges by Infliction, which come in 10 colors for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink High feet.

I’m having a lovely August so far; I hope you are as well! I’m continuing to add events to my Second Life Fashion Events Calendar, and as always if there’s an event you’d like to see added, please leave a comment on that page or drop a notecard on me in-world with all the details. And be sure to visit the new round of Colabor88 (if you can manage to get in!) as I’ve seen some of the previews and this 4th anniversary spectacular round is looking to be absolutely legendary. Enjoy! ♥

Divine Blush

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Happy Friday, lovelies! I’m genuinely amazed we’re greeting another weekend so soon; feels like just moments ago I was buzzing about the grid picking up last week’s Fifty Linden Friday gems! Speaking of which, I prepped these photos a day or two ago so they’re not featured in my pictures, but I wanted to mention that Kirin Poses, whom I have the pleasure of blogging for, are offering the Keiko Pose Pack for FLF this week. The wonderful Wendz Tempest of CozeySL posted a preview on Flickr if you’d like to see the poses on offer, and they can be picked up from the Kirin mainstore until midnight SLT tonight. And now, onto more Mesh Body Addicts Fair loveliness!

Ever Afterr
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Divine Blush
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / WoW Skins | Nour v2 – Tan Natural | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
Hair / Olive | The Steamer – Satin
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Specular Eyes – Sky | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Sagan Liner – 006 (LeLutka & TMP appliers + system tattoo layers)
* Lips / alaskametro<3 | Heat Matte Lipstick – Flamingo (6 colors with LeLutka, TMP, EVE’olution, Loud Mouth, Nyam, Omega and Slink appliers + system tattoo layers) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
Tattoo / White Widow | Tesis Tattoo – White (Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, Omega, Sking, Slink, TMP, and Lola appliers + system tattoo layers) | Shiny Shabby Event, through August 15th

Style

* Jewelry / LUXE | Frida Necklace & Bangles – Rosegold (4 metal options available) | Mix Event Items, through August 31st
* Dress / Just Because | Jackie Tube Dress (Maitreya; Slink; Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus fitmesh versions + standard sizes) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Shoes / G&D | Rome Sandals – Cream (for Maitreya high, Slink high and TMP ouch feet) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st

Poses & Destination

* Poses / Signature Pose | Caroline Poses – 004 & 005
Location / Dragonfly

My lovely skin by WoW Skins, perfect lipstick by alaskametro<3, the phenomenally-fitted tube dress by Just Because, and beautifully strappy shoes by G&D may all be found at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, now through August 21st. I’m also wearing this month’s Mix Event items from LUXE, which may be found at their mainstore for a special L$150 price. Rounding out my event exclusives is the gorgeous Tesis tattoo by White Widow, which I’m wearing in the white variety. A black version is on offer as well, and may be found at the current round of Shiny Shabby through August 15th.

I’m flirting with keeping my fashion-related posts a bit more brief, as I tend to spend so much time on photos and credits that I’ve been spreading myself a bit thin lately. It’s my hope to be able to consistently post around 5 times a week, so anything that saves a few minutes these days is a blessing! :) I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week, are looking forward to a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend ahead, and are enjoying the wonderful August events so far. Please enjoy the wonderful FLF deals today, and see you again very soon! ♥

Epif-fini!

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Hey there, my darlings! Going to keep this one a bit brief, as I’ve only just got time to show you the fullness of this gorgeous outfit before the time on the event runs out. (I need to clone myself so I can post multiple times a day; so many spectacular events and mainstore releases to celebrate!) So have a gander and visit the SLURLs below to get yourself over to this truly unique gacha event before the current round is fini!

Ever Afterr
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Epiphany
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / L’Etre | Jessica Skin – Golden Tone (with optional freckles) | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
* Hair / Besom | Jackson – Fade Dye HUD | N21 Event, through August 10th
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Premium Eyes – Green v2 | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
Eyeliner / Glam Affair | Couture Eyeliner No. 02
Lips / Bonita | Tinted Lip Gloss – Strawberry Lips | SL Marketplace
Nails / alaskametro<3 | Metallic Pack – Pastels Gold (Maitreya, Slink, Eve & Omega Appliers) | SL Marketplace
* Tattoo / SwaggedOut | Athena Tattoo (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP & Omega Appliers + system tattoo layers) | WearHouse Event, through August 28th

Style
* Headpiece / ERSCH | Lilly Half-Wreath – White
* Jewelry / Salt & Pepper | Jungle Bangles & Earrings | Gacha Items at The Epiphany, through August 4th
* Outfit / Salt & Pepper | Jungle Top & Skirt – Purple | Gacha Items at The Epiphany, through August 4th
Shoes / REIGN | Avian Sandals – White (Maitreya, Belleza, TMP & Slink Flat feet; 6 feather colors in HUD)

Poses & Destination
Pic 1 / Chisa Creation | Winter Pack 2014 – # 18 | L$1 on SL Marketplace
Pic 2 / Chisa Creation | Winter Pack 2012 – # 10 | L$1 on SL Marketplace
Location / The Vineyard at Checkmate

Dazzling gacha fans with a truly unique experience are the fabulous crew behind The Epiphany event, going on through August 4th. Here’s a quick summary of how the event works (a more complete guide may be found in this Flickr post):

When you rez an item, you will get the option to either turn it in for points, or to keep it. You will be able to trade these points in for purchasable exclusives.

– Commons trade in for 1 point
– Rares trade in for 3 points

With 25 points you can purchase 1 “no transfer” exclusive item from any of the creators at the event.

The fabulous Jungle set that I’m wearing by Salt & Pepper includes several of those lovely gacha prizes, and if you happened to be pulling on the machine and received a duplicate, or perhaps received an item in a color that wasn’t to your fancy, you could then opt to trade it in for points. And the best part is that you can rollover up to 100 points until the next round of The Epiphany, if you’d rather keep them for future trades. How wonderful! This is exactly the type of system I had hoped existed when I first learned about gachas, and I’m thrilled that the team at The Epiphany have brought it to fruition. But hurry if you’d like to play: the current round is only on through August 4th!

A couple more lovely things to mention: the dreamy, perfectly wispy braid by Besom, which is exclusive to the N21 event through August 10th. It’s hard for me to quit that gorgeous Fade Dye color HUD, and I think this hair color matched so well with the beautiful and tropical Lilly Half-Wreath by ERSCH. And I’m so in love with the Avian Sandals by REIGN, which come with 6 unique feather colors in the HUD. They were part of the recent Saturday Sale, where all flat sandals in the shop were priced at a mere L$50 per pair. Incredible! All apologies that I didn’t have a chance then to post about it, as I only just learned of it in the nick of time and it was a one day sale only. To keep up with the flash sales of Second Life, join the Fifty Linden Fridays and Saturday Sale groups in-world. You’ll be informed every week of all the wonderful goods on offer, with SLURLS and vendor pics for easy planning. I highly recommend it!

Off to snatch some rest for now; have a wonderful time at The Epiphany, or if gacha’s not your thing, be sure to check out the all new WearHouse event that’s on through August 28th. The delicate tattoo and absolutely gorgeous skin I’m wearing are both from the event by SwaggedOut and L’Etre, respectively. These two designers are new to me, and I’m really loving them both. Enjoy! ♥