Ghee at The Instruments – August Round

Hey guys! Today I want to show you what’s new at The Instruments for the August round. Ghee has  the Artisan dress in Artichoke, Aubergine, Carbon, Cerulean, Marsala, and Persimmon. I decided to team up with my friend Amity to showcase this outfit. We work at TEOM Magazine together, and she was recently accepted as a Ghee model ^^

Ghee @ The Instruments - Second Life

The Artisan comes with a wide belt, with the metal colors gold, silver, or tarnished. The Artisan boots comes in several colors via HUD, and can be worn with a variety of outfits. The boots are for Slink High feet only. This outfit is a just a preview for what’s in store for Ghee’s Fall line.

Ghee @ The Instruments - Second Life

I wanted to wear Cerulean, but Amity chose it first :P So my next color of choice was Aubergine. It was fun choosing a location, and then how to pose so we would look lovely together. If you want to see Amity’s credits, you can check out her blog here.

Styling Credits

Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica 02
Hair: booN ARK554 hair chocolate
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Nymph
Dress: Ghee Artisan Dress – Aubergine (@ The Instruments)
Boots: Ghee Artisan Boots (@ The Instruments)
Earrings: Chop Zuey – Heart & Soul Earrings
Pose: Manifeste
Location: Bisque Shores

Personality Insights

A few days ago, someone mentioned a website that can determine your personality by analyzing your writing. I decided to test this by using two blog posts and part of a role-play story that I co-wrote a while back.

 

moni1Photography done by bunny boxen
Hair: .: fiore :. SIMONA Hair (30% sale at Vive Nine and fiore until the 14th)
Flower: [e] Unfold Flower (not sure if still sold)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica 01 
Necklace: {Indyra} Legend Necklace – Silver
Dress: {Indyra} Sequoia Summer Dress
Shoes: REIGN.- Couture Pumps- White
Pose: Glitterati

Blog post 1: The influence of Flickr on Second Life Blogging

You are unconventional.

You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are unconcerned with art: you are less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. And you are laid-back: you appreciate a relaxed pace in life.

You are motivated to seek out experiences that provide a strong feeling of well-being.

You are relatively unconcerned with taking pleasure in life: you prefer activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment. You consider helping others to guide a large part of what you do: you think it is important to take care of the people around you.

Blog post 2: Blogger sponsorship in Second Life

You are shrewd and skeptical.

You are unconcerned with art: you are less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. You are proud: you hold yourself in high regard, satisfied with who you are. And you are philosophical: you are open to and intrigued by new ideas and love to explore them.

Experiences that give a sense of well-being hold some appeal to you.

You consider achieving success to guide a large part of what you do: you seek out opportunities to improve yourself and demonstrate that you are a capable person. You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done.

Story excerpt

You are social and confident.

You are confident: you are hard to embarrass and are self-confident most of the time. You are outgoing: you make friends easily and feel comfortable around other people. And you are assertive: you tend to speak up and take charge of situations, and you are comfortable leading groups.

Your choices are driven by a desire for well-being.

You are relatively unconcerned with taking pleasure in life: you prefer activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment. You consider helping others to guide a large part of what you do: you think it is important to take care of the people around you.

I did not share the story on here because as I said, it was a co-writing. I have shown it to a couple of people in SL, but I do not feel comfortable showing it on a large platform such as my blog.

I think all of these characteristics touch on different aspects of my personality. I do consider myself to be empathetic and look to help out others when I can. The confidence aspect I can work on – I feel like compared to others, I may appear to be very confident. But when it comes to working on my own projects, I tend to lose that due to my perfectionism. So that is something I need to work on.

What does the personality insights test say about you? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know do you get something different or similar to mine.

 

Last days at the Aloha Fair!

Hey everyone! If you have not been to the Aloha Fair as of yet, you only have one more day before it closes! I blogged about the fair before here, which gives you full coverage about what you can expect to see at the fair.

Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica 02 (@ this month’s C88)
Hair: Besom – Zim
Outfit: Ghee Aloha Bikini Shorts, Ghee Aloha Tied Crop Top ( @ the Aloha Fair)
Bangles: Ghee Aloha Bangles (pink/blue/red) (1L @ the Aloha Fair)
Necklace: [MANDALA]ONLIEST
Earrings: Chop Zuey Freedom Angel Earrings
Pose: Corpus

 You can find this outfit from Ghee at the Aloha Fair – it comes with this top, pants, and sandals (not shown). In addition, you can get these bangles for only 1L at the Aloha Fair.

I really liked the skin Glam Affair had for the anniversary round at C88 this month, so I fought through so I could get this skin, and a bunch of demos from other stores. Glam Affair has some really nice makeup this month. Moka did a nice job covering the different makeup sets, so you may want to check that out before you venture to C88.

 

Do you have an About.me page?

Hey guys! I know this topic comes up every so often. But due to the growing use of social media for Second Life, I feel that it’s still relevant. It can also serve as a reminder for people who have it, and forget to update. So, what is About.me, and why should you have a page?

 

Azul dress - Entwined hair - Second Life Fashion The Big Picture of You
Make a personal page and inspire people to connect with you.

About.me is a place where you can list all of your social media places in one location. In addition, you can give basic as well as background info on yourself. This comes in handy because with so many places that SL’ers hang out, I sometimes lose track where I have actually joined. It also can be a way to deter impersonators from stealing your online identity. If it’s not listed on about.me, then chances are the “new” account is not you.

 

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This first second is a brief intro to who I am. What I like about this is that people can see my latest blog posts, and click to read them if they so choose. And at the bottom section is a list of all of my social media sites lol. I have more for Monica than I do for real life – fact!

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The second part is one of the more recent additions – the backstory. This is optional to fill out, but it provides a history of sorts to what you have done in your life.  In SL I have two resumes – one specifically for fashion modeling and one that covers my general activities, including blogging. This info comes in handy when people want to know your experience – even if it’s just how many feeds your blog is on.

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There are ways you can interact with others through complimenting. You can send a number of compliments to show your interest in a person’s profile. Also, you can put people in collections. I have several collections that I add profiles to from time to time.

If this sounds intriguing to you, why not come join me on about.me? If you already have an account, perhaps now is a good time to update your information.

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – Jamaica – 12 B
Hair: [Entwined] Ivy (group gift)
Dress: AZUL– SLF&O GG 2015 June ( I am not sure if that gift is still there, but they have it in black under the Azul group gifts for sure)
Shades: Izzie‘s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses)
Shoes: ->VeNuS♥ShOeS<- Lydia
Pose: Pretense 
Location: Baja Norte

Look of the Day – 08.07

Hey guys! I want to do more look of the day posts so I can showcase my personal style more. I feel like I’m not doing enough of that lately.Someone that I work with is very good at interior decorating, and she said the sad thing about decorating is that after she takes it down, there is no record of it ever being created. I think it’s the same for fashion.

We get dressed every day, and by the time we take it all off before we settle in for the night, there’s no record of what we wore unless we get captured in a picture sometime that day. So I will try to capture more of my moments ^^

Skin: Glam Affair Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica 01
Hair: .LeLutka.Dakota
Outfit: Apple May Designs After Hours – Rose
Shoes: Pure Poison Gold Goddess Sandals 
Bracelets: Mandala KYARA-BANGLE/Serengeti
Pose Di’s Opera