Archive | September, 2012

All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

30 Sep

Lady in Red

I bought this dress on a whim today for a party and loved it so much that I wanted to blog it. This dress is by the very talented and beloved Harry Hyx, owner and designer of ISON, which is one of my favorite clothing stores in SL. It’s simply called the cowl neck dress and, yes you guessed it, it’s mesh. I love mesh clothing. ISON never disappoints, giving us very sophisticated yet sexy clothing. Wearing ISON’s clothes makes me feel quite powerful and vampy, like Kim Cattrall’s character, Samantha Jones, from Sex in the City. A dress this commanding deserves to be styled naked, so I limit accessories. I paired this dress with a pair of pumps from Mstyle shoes.

Skin and Shape – Lelutka – Ife (Dark)

Hair – [elikatira] – Looking (Dark Brown)

Dress – ISON – Cowel Neck Dress (Mesh)

Shoes – Mstyle – Goshi pumps (Black)

Pose – aDORKable – Elegant

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Projects, Plans, To-Do Lists…

27 Sep

Have you ever heard the saying, “Skilled in everything, but master of nothing”? I fear that’s me. I take on too many projects, have too many plans, create too many To-Do lists and rarely actually finish because I have too much going on! In RL, I work like 13 hour days and the times I work vary.  When I have a good lengthy break, I tend to BS around because I’m so mentally exhausted from working! I realized that I have to narrow down my lists and seriously concentrate on one thing at a time. Since I’ve committed myself to not being labeled a SL Fashion Blogger (though I may pop in a few posts now and again that are), I figure this gives me more time to do other things, like finish working on my mesh products and hone my SL photography skills, which I really enjoy doing. I’m such a rookie (please don’t laugh TOO hard at me…because I know you will laugh anyway), but I played around with the Lens Flare filter for the first time and used it on this side profile photo I took of myself in my skybox.

Close up with lens flare filter

Not sure if I like this, but….

I can’t help but to be a little proud of myself! 🙂 Besides the photography, I am seriously planning a home furnishings line that is based on cabin living exclusively. This will take time, so I hope to post things as I create them.

Earrings – DECO – Mannequin earrings

Hair – Wasabi Pills – Aida Mesh Hair

Video

Carla Bruni – Déranger Les Pierres

21 Sep

Seriously, I’m not a fashion blogger….

20 Sep

I realize the number one reason why I cannot be a fashion blogger……

I’m poor

I know some of you may be saying that you do not need to have money to be a fashion blogger. That may be true, that may not be true. Depends on your blogging approach and your interest. However, if you want people who are interested in knowing what’s new in Second Life to read your fashion blog because they regard your opinion and your style, and if you want to be sought after to blog for designers, you must be a fashion blogger who can purchase and wear the happening stuff by the most happening designers as soon as they hit the market. When you have no reputation, no clout, no name, you must start from the bottom, invest your own money, work the circles, put up some friendly competition (because you are going against those REALLY popular and successful SL bloggers who’ll smoke a rookie in nano seconds) and hope that you stand out enough/are popular enough to be the SL equivalent to Garance Dore. What is the point of being a fashion blogger if you are not wearing (thus purchasing) a lot of the latest and greatest? Fashion blogger’s (at least the really good ones. Who you deem as good is all subjective….) purpose is to “market” trends and designers. I say “market” because fashion bloggers never critique, so they cannot be critics. Fashion bloggers also never discuss items made by designers they do not like…which is the point, am I correct? They bring business to those designers they blog about (hence “marketing”).  Therefore, bloggers and designers have professional working relationships. Additionally, popular fashion bloggers who blog about specific designers get swag! Major swag! Some fashion bloggers are on designer’s payroll! It’s like celebrities getting paid just for showing up for a couple hours to a party. (Did you know if you want Beyonce to come to your club opening and hang out for a couple of hours, it will cost you $100,000? If you want Kanye West to perform 5 songs at your party, that’ll cost you $1,000,000,000! I know, right…I’m getting off subject). To get to this status, you must have a heavy clout in the fashion world (or in this case, the SL fashion world). Of course, bloggers purchase items (they don’t expect to be given everything), but the fact is, designers give them freebies to blog about, and the freebies are usually the designer’s favorites/new releases or something totally inventive. For instance, mesh feet. I remember when bloggers were blogging about mesh feet like crazy…months ago. I just got my first pair today. Even though I am late to the game, I still want to show off my new acquisition. These are from Gaeline Creations, which is also where I purchased my AO.

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Mesh feet from Gaeline’s Creations. I did not alter or Photoshop this image. The color mixes in beautifully with my legs.

What I appreciate about SL fashion bloggers is that they are generally very good SL photographers. Case in point, Harlow Heslop and Strawberry Singh (who is technically an all around blogger – fashion, travel, lifestyle), just to name a couple off the top of my head. There are many others that I discover all the time, and many who have just grown to become great photographers as of recently. I just started dabbling in photography. I enjoy manipulating the raw camera pic and then fucking it up in Photoshop because I’m a Photoshop rookie. Gives me an excuse to enhance my Photoshop skills and learn new techniques. The above photo is not fucked up in Photoshop. I turned on my shadows, turned windlight to midday, added a facelight and snapped the photo.

The point of this blog entry is…nothing really…just my reason for not fashion blogging….not that anyone should necessarily care. There’s too much work that goes into fashion blogging when really I want to focus on making stuff you can put in your homes. So when you come here to my lovely blog that you bookmarked or added to your Blogroll, please do not expect to see the latest and greatest all the time….though I do love shopping. You’ll see some of my creations, things I do, see, experience, have thoughts on, photograph, and incorporate my RL into. I’ll try hard not to use my blog as a platform to bitch about people in SL. I tend to stay drama free, but I can’t help myself but to be unabashedly honest at times.

Elikatira’s Annual Sale – Sept. 17th until Oct. 1st

18 Sep

Bless Elikatira’s annual sale! All items in the store are 70% off until October 1st. Here are my 4 recent acquisitions. I guarantee I will be getting more before the sale ends.

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From left to right: Away, Other, Falling, and Balance

Video

Mireille Mathieu – Ne Me Quitte Pas

18 Sep

Beautiful heart wrenching song originally sung by the little bird herself, Edith Piaf. This is a cover of Piaf’s song by Mireille Mathieu. You can hear the pain in her voice…

Not sure if I’m going to do this or not….

17 Sep

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I have severe commitment issues….when it comes to blogging. I have 3 RL blogs…that I forget to blog on. One’s an art one, one’s a writing/lifestyle one, and one’s a hair one. I haven’t written on them in months, one of them about a year. However, I seem to spend my miscellaneous time in Second Life and since I’ve been in SL consecutively for a year now, have several homes, have a packed full inventory, caught the photography bug, and I’ve started building, I think it’s time to just get this blogging thing going. However, I do hope to put a spin on this blog..and with time I will figure out how to do that exactly.

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