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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!

It’s a Beautiful Day

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One of the most beautiful, heartwarming, and distinctly unique things about Second Life is its residents’ desire to help those in need. It’s a profoundly moving way that the virtual world transcends its digital pixels and particles and moves into the First Life realm, with thousands upon thousands of RL dollars being donated to a number of worthy causes every year, generated from events like Relay For Life and the recently-concluded Hair Fair. But perhaps even more breathtaking is how Second Life members come together to take care of their own, as seen in the absolutely amazing number of designers who signed up for The Lexi Project, a collaborative fundraising event for Lexi Zelin, owner of AngelRed Couture.

Lexi has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and in this terribly trying time she is sorely in need of funds to assist in her medical bills and expenses. Lexi is just 28 years old, the mother of a beautiful little girl, and is well known in Second Life for her high quality, full permission mesh apparel. In her way, Lexi has offered a tremendous service to scores of Second Life merchants, offering them the means to open their own store and create their own brand through the use of her full-perm products.

The Lexi Project opened its doors on Sunday, July 26th with an extraordinary 350 stores participating, all of whom are showing a genuine outpouring of love, appreciation and care by providing 1 – 2 new items for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to benefit Lexi Zelin. For those who may prefer to donate directly, the event also features donation kiosks, and there is also a GoFundMe Cancer Treatment Fund page where donations are gratefully accepted in USD, as well as international currencies. And for a quick sneak peek at the kinds of offerings you’ll find at the event, the shirt I’m wearing in my look today is by More Than Ever for The Lexi Project.

Beautiful Day #1
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Ever Afterr
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / AlterEgo | Kensi – Honey (Long Night) | Group Gift
Hair / Fiore | Nia Hair – Daya | Gift from Hair Fair 2015
Eyes / Inkheart | Essential Eyes – Perseverance
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Jada – 001 (LeLutka & TMP heads appliers and system tattoo layers) | N21 Event, through August 10th
Lips / Pink Fuel | Glossy Pout Lipstick – Love
Nails / alaskametro<3 | Metallic Pack – Classic Silver (Maitreya, Slink, Eve & Omega Appliers) | SL Marketplace

Style
* Earrings / Che Bella | Cutie Charm Earrings – Star (4 colors in the set, 5 designs available) | Cosmopolitan Event, through August 2nd
* Rings / Secret Love | Moon Princess Rings Set – Silver (4 metal colors, each sold separately. 10 gem colors in the HUD.) | Manga Fair, through August 9th
* Top / More Than Ever | Beautiful Day Tied Tank | The Lexi Project, through August 9th
* Pants / MMC | Abby Pants (Maitreya, Belleza, TMP & Omega appliers + system layers. 4 colors in HUD.) | Ross Fair, through August 5th
* Shoes / KC Couture | Miami Heels (for Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, TMP and Slink High)

Poses & Destination
* Pic 1 / Zomy Poses | Portrait Poses – #4
* Pic 2 / Zomy Poses | Hands Up Poses – #1
Location / Trancescending

Today’s post brought me back to the beautiful Trancescending, which I wrote about in June and I’ve always found to be a meditative and relaxing place to enjoy the beautiful scenery and seek a bit of serenity. I’ve paired More Than Ever‘s Beautiful Day top with sweetly charming earrings by Che Bella for the Cosmopolitan event, and the wonderfully intricate Moon Princess Rings by Secret Love for Manga Fair 2015. My beautifully detailed jeans, with their lovely lace cut-out design, are by MMC and may be found at the Ross Fair, and my sultry, fabulously flicked eyeliner is by Nova Bodyshop and is offered at the current round of N21.

It’s been an incredibly busy month, full up with a truly staggering number of events, sales, and new releases from Second Life’s designers. I’m sure many of us spent a king’s ransom this month on digital delights, but I hope there’s still room in your wallet and your heart to make a purchase or donation toward helping Lexi’s fight. Cancer has touched my family several times, as I’m sure it has many others, and any time we of the virtual world can rally to help someone overcome trials and tragedies in the real world, it’s a truly beautiful day. ♥

The Arrow Points to Fifty Linden Fridays!

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Hey sweetpeas! I’m typing like mad to get this published as soon as possible, as I’ve just learned that one of my wonderful designers has two fabulous Fifty Linden Fridays deals that you won’t want to miss! I’m also showing off one of my favorite free gifts from Hair Fair 2015, which ends this Sunday, as well as my latest foot fetish (you’ll see what I mean!) that’s available at a special launch price for a short time only. All the fancy details are below! ♥

Paper Arrow & FLF
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Saturdaze
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / Essences | Kendra – Medium (Brunette) | Free Gift In-Store
Hair / Exile | Jill – Natural Fusion 1 HUD | Free Gift at Hair Fair 2015, through July 26th
Eyes / Inkheart | Essential Eyes – Perseverance (S)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Eyeshadow / Nova Bodyshop | Layla Eyeshadow – 008 | N21 Event, through August 10th
Lips / Pink Fuel | Harley Lipstick – Cherry (Mouth)
Nails / alaskametro<3 | Metallic Pack – Diva Gold (Maitreya, Slink, Eve & Omega Appliers) | SL Marketplace

Style
* Piercing / PUNCH | Antares Clip-On Septum – True Gold | Gacha Item at Oh My Gacha, through July 31st
* Jewelry / Secret Love | Geometric Necklace & Bangle (5 gem colors & 3 metals in HUD) | Group Gift
* Top / Paper Arrow | Cozy Tee – Pineapple | N21 Event, through August 10th
* Shorts / Paper Arrow | Beach Khakis – Dots with Bikini Add-On | Fifty Linden Fridays
* Feet / KC Couture | Diana Jewels (for Maitreya Mid & High, Belleza Mid & High, and Slink Mid & High)

Poses & Destination
* Pic 1 / Zomy Poses | Casual Poses – Casual #3 (Mirrored)
Location / The Vineyard at Checkmate

First up: get your buns over to Paper Arrow and snag these fabulous Beach Khaki shorts in the “Dots” print, which are available as a wonderful Fifty Linden Fridays deal, today only. And while you’re there, be sure to look for the gorgeous Chevron Necklace, which is available for L$50 today as well, in the gold tone. The necklace includes versions that are specially fitted for Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies, and I can confirm that it fits absolutely beautifully. I’ll be showing it off in an upcoming post for sure, but I wanted to be sure to give the FLF heads-up!

Speaking of Paper Arrow, my sweet and summery Cozy Tee is their offering at the current round of N21, as well as my lovely, lustrous eyeshadow by Nova Bodyshop. And I’m wearing three different, absolutely marvelous free gifts in these pics: the gorgeous Kendra skin by Essences (free in-store, no group needed); the Geometric Jewelry Set by Secret Love, which includes a matching necklace, bangle and ring (free group join required); and the wonderful Jill hairstyle by Exile, found as a free gift in their booth at Hair Fair 2015, which closes on Sunday evening. Virtually every brand at the fair has gifts on offer, so if you haven’t gone yet, this is your very last chance!

Finally, I think I’ve been beset by some form of witchcraft or voodoo, because the other day I noticed a really lovely set of foot jewels on Flickr, and found myself lamenting that they were for Slink feet only. And then as if by magic, Klari of KC Couture released her gorgeous Diana Jewels just a day or two later. Witchcraft, I tell you! But whether it’s clever mind-reading or just wonderful happenstance, I’m in love with these jewels which are available for both mid and high versions of Maitreya, Belleza and Slink feet. And of course there are oodles of color options in the HUD to play with, so you can create any summery color combination that your heart (or toes) desire!

Juuuuust as I finished typing, another mad scramble of work dropped on my shoulders, so I’m off to the real world to finish up my Friday. Have a lovely weekend everyone, snag all the wonderful deals you can, and don’t forget that several major events are ending today through Sunday. Be sure to check my SL Fashion & Shopping Events Tracker for all the details! Mwah! 💋

Bewitched

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Do you remember the iconic scene from The Wizard of Oz, when the Wicked Witch of the West gets doused with water and begins melting? Well darlins, I’d risk some serious meltage right about now, because every bit of my being feels like it’s on fire! And not in the rad way, like I just beat the last boss in a video game with my skill and prowess, and “I’M ON FIYAH!” Alas, I mean it (almost) literally: my air conditioning has died and I’m sweating and sweltering something fierce in the high desert heat. As Ms. West might say: “What a world, what a world!”

Speaking of all things witchy and wizardy, this (Not-So) Wicked Witch of the (South)West is still delighting in the wonderful world of Harry Potter with fabulous finds from the Wizarding Faire, which makes its final bow on July 25th. I was enamored to see how beautiful and delicate some of the Faire-exclusive offerings are, which means that even casual HP fans or those who wish to display their fandom with more subtle effect have plenty of options to choose from. As the RL me is happily typing up this post bare as the day I was born, I thought it a perfect opportunity to do some close-up portraits without a stitch of clothing on. I hope you enjoy, and be sure to visit the Wizarding Faire before it closes for the year! And if you’re interested in Hogwarts-themed roleplay in Second Life, be sure to visit the Mischief Managed website! ♥

Bewitched
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / DS’ELLES | Sia – Latte (with optional freckles)
* Hair / Blues | Hermione (without wand) | Wizarding Faire
* Eyes / DS’ELLES | Prunelle – Vert
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eylashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Becca Eyeliner – 015 (LeLutka applier & tattoo layers) | FashionTropic, through July 30th
* Tattoo / White Widow | Insidious Tattoo | Wizarding Faire
* Nails / The Wicked Peach | Grimoire Nails (Maitreya, Belleza & Slink appliers) | Wizarding Faire

Style
* Left / Random Matter | Percival Necklace – Black | Wizarding Faire
* Right / NeverWish | Raven Crown | Wizarding Faire
* Right / Larkham & Co | Tautoculars – Silver | Wizarding Faire

Poses
* Left / Zomy Poses | Portrait Posepack – Portrait #2

Wizarding Faire - Ever Afterr
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / DS’ELLES | Sia – Latte (with optional freckles)
* Hair / MaiOwn | Oblivious (S) | Wizarding Faire
* Eyes / DS’ELLES | Prunelle – Vert
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eylashes – Upper
Eyeshadow / alaskametro<3 | Cleo Eyeshadow (Slink, TMP, Omega appliers & tattoo layers) | SL Marketplace
* Tattoo / White Widow | Insidious Tattoo | Wizarding Faire
* Nails / The Wicked Peach | Grimoire Nails (Maitreya, Belleza & Slink appliers) | Wizarding Faire

Style
* Left / Cae | Always Necklace – Silver (3 metal colors in HUD) | Wizarding Faire
* Right / PURR | Deathly Set (Earrings & Ring) – Silver | Wizarding Faire
* Right / ForeverFamous | Elder Necklace – Ravenclaw | Wizarding Faire

Poses
* Left / Zomy Poses | Portrait Posepack – Portrait #2 Mirrored
* Right / Zomy Poses | Model Posepack – Model #6 Mirrored

On a Beach of Weathered Sand

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The real world me (or as my friend Shae delightfully puts it, my “meaty self”) used to work in the cosmetics industry, and in online forums dedicated to beauty, a lot of fun and funny acronyms exist. Being someone who loves fiercely adores alteration, one acronym in particular caught my fancy and describes me perfectly: PPP, or Pale Porcelain Princess. Alright, not so much the “princess” bit, but Pale and Porcelain? Absolutely! This means that whilst living in a part of the country that enjoys eight or so months of summer-like weather, I’m able to stand very little sun and heat before I start burning and swooning. But in Second Life? Bring on the brilliant beaches and sweet, summery sunshine!

On a Beach of Weathered Sand
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On a Beach of Weathered Sand
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / AlterEgo | Lydia v2 – Honey (Hipsta Plz) | Group Gift
Hair / Elikatira | Kara – Essentials HUD | Free Gift at Hair Fair 2015, through July 26th
Eyes / Suicidal Unborn | Nova Eyes – Deep Blue | Group Gift
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eylashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Sagan Liner – 003 (LeLutka, TMP appliers & system tattoos) | AnyBody Event, through July 31st
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Lizzy Lipstick – 001 (Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam, Sweet Lips, LeLutka, TMP appliers & system tattoos) | AnyBody Event, through July 31st

Style
* Necklace / Secret Love | Rosette Necklace | Aristo Event, through July 24th
* Outfit / MMC | Summer Jumpsuit (Maitreya, Belleza, TMP, Slink, Lena, Eve, Omega Appliers & System Layers) | Ross Fair, through August 5th
* Shoes / KC Couture | Laura Heels (for Maitreya, Slink High & Belleza)

Poses & Destination
* Pic 1 / Zomy Poses | Casual Posepack – Casual #3 (Mirrored)
* Pic 2 / DS’ELLES | Stand Pose Beach – Pose 2 | The Black Dot Project, through August 4th
Location / Black Basalt Beach

Exciting news! I finally made it over to Hair Fair 2015, and while I went in a full-body alpha layer to help mitigate lag, it probably wasn’t even necessary as I found it to be a remarkably smooth browsing experience with little difficulty despite the heavy crowds. I was able to snag a wonderful bevy of free gifts, and was elated to see that Elikatira – the brand who has the honor of being my first ever SL hair purchase, some 8 or 9 years ago – was offering three hairstyles in her gift box. So much joy! The Kara style, with its perfect bow headband, is gorgeous and comes with the Essentials HUD which offers a wonderful variety of hair colors to choose from. Hair Fair is on through July 26th, and the crowds should thin considerably this week, so don’t miss out!

I’m wearing the wonderfully retro-inspired Summer Jumpsuit by MMC, which comes in four color combinations and offers appliers for every body under the sun, as well as system layers. If you’re ever looking for applier clothing that will suit multiple mesh bodies in your collection, MMC has all the options covered brilliantly! My necklace is by the always-wonderful Secret Love, and offers a HUD with 7 petal colors, 3 metals and 2 pearl hues. Matching earrings are included in the set, and it’s an exclusive at the new Aristo event, which ends on July 24th.

I wanted a strong red lip and perfectly flicked cat eyes for my look, and Nova Bodyshop met the challenge brilliantly! Both the Sagan Eyeliner and Lizzy Lipstick may be found at the current round of AnyBody, and I’ve listed the various appliers that these cosmetics come with to my credits above. While I still use system tattoo layers myself, I hope this information will be helpful to those with mesh heads and/or mouths!

Last but surely not least, I’m thrilled to be blogging for KC Couture, one of my very favorite shoe brands on the grid. Klari’s designs are wonderfully affordable and always offer lots of options in their HUDs, and many of her designs are compatible with Maitreya, Slink and Belleza feet. My Laura Heels are deliciously vampy, with peep toes, buckle and zipper detailing, and a wide range of color and metal options in the HUD.

In my last beach-inspired look I was all sweetness and cheer, but this time around I found the perfect setting in Black Basalt Beach, a location I discovered on Flickr that has a wonderfully rustic, weathered look to it. It’s still every bit as beautiful as the more pristine Baja Cove, but the bits of driftwood and overgrowth gives it a different feel that I really enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy your Sunday, I highly recommend a visit! ♥