Love the Outfit

Hello everyone! I would like to share this blog post with you, because I think the message is something that many of us can relate to as fashionistas and models.

Fashion is art, and it’s a way of expressing yourself. Therefore, the amount of time and money invested in putting together your “look” makes it just as personal as someone would consider a painting, a song, or a sculpture. When we put together our “looks” for our blogs, a photo shoot, the runway, or just everyday life, we take risks exposing our art to the public. How will it be perceived? Do we care if people notice us? How do we handle any negative reactions to what we have created?

I think the challenge of creating art that will be displayed for public feedback is whether your idea, vision, or message can be conveyed through your creation. Part of that is understanding your audience, and listening to the feedback that was said. Sometimes lack of a reaction can be the biggest feedback of all.

However, I think as long as your art is meaningful to you, then that is all that matters. Don’t fall into the trap of creating just for the sake of getting approval. It is not genuine, and you cheat yourself out of the experience.

Have fun reading!

– Moni

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(special thanks to the wonderful Monica Querrien for this image)

I didn’t know it could happen. It makes logical sense now but at the time I didn’t know you could fall so deeply and desperately in love with an outfit that it would cause you to react like a jilted lover.

Let me explain.

Audace holds a monthly model competition fittingly called Model of the Month. Fresh after graduation I had entered the St. Patrick’s Day theme. I had entered with all the calm and clarity of a freshman model wanting to learn and gain new experiences. It was a very full and wonderful experience.

In the moments as I stood posed waiting for the judges decision, something gripped me. My heart started pounding. As seconds turned into minutes, my imagination went crazy. What if I were to win? I knew I wouldn’t but what if I did? Then, just fifteen…

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Ghee – Melisandre (Game of Thrones inspiration)

I don’t watch Game of Thrones, so when I saw this outfit, at first I was a bit put off from it. But, at the same time, the dark red color and the hood that hides most of your head and part of your face intrigued me.

Wrapping my scarf around my head, I envisioned myself traveling across the land, free to wander wherever I wanted to go. If I encountered someone, I could choose to be friendly, or engage them in an aggressive manner.  But mainly I pictured my journey to be that of a solitudinous nature. So when looking for a place to take this picture, I pictured land that would expand out into (seemingly ) infinity.

Ghee - Melisandre - second life(see pic on Flickr here)

Outfit: Ghee – Melisandre Gown – Currant
Hair: Exile::Spice (Undercut)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Necklace: Chop Zuey – Moon Women Choker
Makeup:
:[Plastik]:- Makeups- Lip Stripe.
[mock]Liz Shadow in Smoked Seeing Red [eyeshadow]
[mock] Dead of Night Eyeshadow
Pose: Di’s Opera
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Love/116/125/25

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Blacklace gets a revamp!

Hello everyone! For those who do not know, the Blacklace sim has made some renovations  – their main store as well as the stores surrounding it. I will say that the sim does not feel as laggy as it did in the past. After looking around, it seems like re-organizing the store has cut down on any clutter or non-essential items on the sim. In addition, finding your favorite Blacklace item is much easier. For those who are looking for items that are compatible for their body, this layout will make it MUCH easier to find items.

 

~Blacklace~ Sahara: Black Stocking - second life(see pic on Flickr)
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Sahara Violet set: Black Stockings

Hair: little bones. Pogo
Skin: Glam Affair – Luna – Jamaica

Accessory: [Black Bantam] – Pome Cotton Candy Stick – Lavendar
Pose: Corpus

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Meet Kismet!

Hey guys! I wanted to show you a skin that was created by alaskametro for Skin Fair 2016 – called Kismet. It is on the marketplace now with more appliers than what was available at Skin Fair.

“Blended handdrawn/photosource elements and optimized for mesh bodies and heads (but, you can also wear this on your Classic avatar!) “Kismet” comes in 8 skintones and features between 2-4 brow colours in a thick, natural style, plus 1 eyeshadow and 3 lipsticks. Freckled and cleavage versions included.”

If you bought Kismet  before the update and would like appliers for Loudmouth, Belleza, and Maitreya, just IM Alaska Metropolitan.

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Skin: alaskametro<3 HYBRID skin – Spice – Kismet brunette freckled
alaskametro<3 “Lana” eyeliner – Black
alaskametro<3 Kismet makeup – lips 03 (dark skins)

Hair: Analog Dog – glamp – DARK BROWNS
Dress: {Indyra} Dakota Dress
Leggings: Ghee Essential Booted Leggings
Pose: an lar [poses]
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kingsport/217/196/22

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Reflect and Refresh for the new month

Today I decided to the the word prompt of the day from The Daily Post.

Refresh

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

I feel that refresh is the right word for today, because it is the end of March. For me, spring is here, and we have set our clocks to reflect Daylight Saving Time (DST). I also believe another F word, “reflect”applies, for how can we refresh ourselves without reflecting on what has already been done?
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In January, I had made some goals for myself that I spoke about here. So since this is the end of the third month of the year, let’s review my progress, shall we?

1. Work and create my own projects to work on

I have some real life events coming up soon, so I am trying to not take on more activities. However, I did have a talk with someone about starting a social club for singles. We have a lot of ideas for activities, but we are taking it slow. If you would like more information, you can contact ClariceRose inworld and tell her how you found out about it.

2. Patronize more SL businesses.

I have been back to the Terrace Lounge and Grille restaurant, took pics, etc. but have not blogged about my recent experience. Andrew was our server and he was great…he even added chicken to the menu this time ^^ If I still have my notes, I will make another review post. Otherwise I will have to go back😀 I did promise a friend that I would take her out to eat once she got her new computer.

3. Meet and befriend more people, and strength current friendships.

I think I am doing that? One person that comes in mind is someone where we blogged for a major SL charity event earlier this year. I felt the experience brought us closer, and I am happy for that. And also see #1.

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The Allure of Female Dominance

The other day I was asked by a guy whether I was a dominant woman, because I “looked” like one.  I told a friend, and after taking note of what I was wearing said, “It’s a lace top and a mini[skirt]”.

So that got me thinking – how do we perceive someone to be “dominant”?

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This is a photo that I took in on of the skyboxes over at the Manor Suites. They have a nice dungeon scene, and I decided to sit in this lovely chair and treat myself to a few puffs on a pipe as I pondered on my question.

Is it their confidence? How they look? Words that they use? How their words affect others? Their physical stance and attributes?

Some people may say that how I am dressed in my photo would definitely make me look like I am dominant. Dressed in black, laced thigh high boots, hair pulled up and out of my face, and the look on my face could give off those signs. Others may see what I am wearing as an invitation to exert control over me because I am a woman that is showing skin, or simply because they perceive me to be a challenge.

On the other hand, if I were perceived as being submissive, could that give me an advantage? If you know how someone will act because of their assumptions, could you not manipulate the situation to be in your favor? If that is the case, could someone who represents him or herself to be submissive actually be dominant in certain situations?
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Destination KiLu: Countryside Relaxation

Hi guys! I am currently on location at KiLu!

KiLu is on an adult homestead sim, which guarantees that there will never be a crowd of people on the sim at the same time. I decided to relax in this hammock after looking around.

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When I arrived, there was a notecard with the following information:

We’re a pretty laid back seasonal, countryside Sim and wish nothing more than for you to relax and have a wonderful, carefree time while visiting.

There’s a few rules we hope you’ll respect while at KiLu.

– While you do have rez rights here, we ask that you please refrain from rezzing anything other than pose balls or pose props for photos.

– Treat everyone with respect at KiLu, no griefing please!

– Any questions or issues on the sim please feel free contacting Kimbra Iridescent.

If you happen to snap some photos here, we’d love to see them!

https://www.facebook.com/KiLuSim

https://www.flickr.com/groups/kilu/

So if you are looking to take pictures, hang out and relax, or spend time with a loved one, make KiLu your next destination ^^

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Last Day for Fashion for Life 2016

Hey guys! Today is the last day to visit the sims at Fashion for Life – the sims will close at 6 pm SLT. If you still have not been there, or wanted to make one last run, here are some highlights of what is at Fashion for Life. Slurls and prices for the Relay for Life vendors are listed in the slideshow below.

Here are some links to my previous coverage on FFL here and here.

Also, check out who will be performing today at this page.

Fashion for life 2016 - Second Life

 

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Sinuses and Poison Darts

My left eye has been bothering me over the last several days, and it’s only today that I feel up to doing any blogging. I’ve been doing an eye exercise on my Android called Eye Care Plus – it’s only been a full day and I can feel my eyes are a bit better.

 

Du Jour - Second Life

I wore this the other day when I went to a fashion show rehearsal. I love the primary yellow and blue colors in the dress. I figured posing against a red background would add some dimension to the look.  You can learn more about how to do color combinations here. I got the link and some more information at Model’s Workshop – one of the Fashiondish chats hosted by Sabine Mortenwold.

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Du Jour is having a closing sale that will go on until the end of this month. According to the notecard that was sent:

“Du Jour is now closing its doors for good and the sale will end on April 1st. Du Jour was featured in PENUMBRA Fashion Week, SOLARIS Fashion Week, and other notable events during its 1 year run.

Until April 1st, you can get all Du Jour both female and male products for just 75L each. Everything in the store is marked drastically down, even the gachas which are now 35L a play. There’s plenty for guys and girls!

Tell your friends and family and get a good shopping spree night going! Plus while you’re here be sure to grab all the gifts, no group required to get them.
Now’s the time to get high fashion for extremely low prices! “

 

Styling Credits:

Dress: Du Jour– Poison Dart Frog Dress
Skin:Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica

Accessories:
MINIMAL – Necklace ABC -GOLD-
MINIMAL – Neva Glasses Broke Wood Gold
Tracei – Floral Cluster Long- Black

Makeup:
Eye shadow: mock cosmetics
Lipstick: Pink Fuel
Lashes: Mon Cheri

Pose: Isomotion