Ghee at the 2016 Alfa Future People SL event

Hey guys! For all of you music lovers and shopaholics alike, I have something for you all today! The Alfa Future People SL music festival started on May 27th, and you will be able to shop the event through June 17th. There will be music from DJs all over the world up until next weekend – you can check the website for their schedule. As I am writing this post, I am listening to DJ Cozi Sawai’s music on mixcloud right on the website. They also have DJ Vodann and DJ Jim Godde. It seems to be dance and electronic music, which would correspond to the RL AFP event that will be held in Russia from July 22 – 24.

Ghee is one of the stores at this musical event, and has released a latex garter mini dress, as well as latex thigh high boots.

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BellaTrix – versatility and beauty by design

When selecting jewelry to wear, I try to look for sets that will not only look great together, but hold their own as individual pieces. Today I am showing you how BellaTrix, a recent release from Chop Zuey, accentuates two completely different outfits. BellaTrix is at Swank through May 31st. BellaTrix is a texture change set where the bracelets, ring, and earrings can change colors. With over a dozen possibilities for color, you will not have a hard time getting BellaTrix to coordinate with your outfit.

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Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Gisselle

Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Outfit: {Indyra} Irina Belted Sweater & Top
Jewels: Chop Zuey – Bellatrix Choker Necklace & Flower Ring
Chair: 22769 [Bauwerk] Pill Chair White without Blanket
Nails:  Ghee Iridescent Glitter Nails
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The perfect jacket

If you talk to me regularly, I’m always looking for something to go over my clothing. But as we all know, layering clothing has grown difficult, and finding outerwear is a big issue that I have. If your shirt, skirt, or pants bottom isn’t sticking out from it, it’s your arm, wrist, or part of your hand.

It all started when I got this dress from Ricielli…

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The end of standard sizes? What this means for clothing in Second Life

There has been a growing number of stores as of late who are opting to only make clothing for specific mesh bodies (e.g. Belleza, Maitreya, Slink), and discontinuing standard sizing. According to a few social media outlets, the reasons why designers are opting to discontinue making standard size clothing are:

– Designers are spending more time rigging for various bodies than actual creation of items.

– Sales have not significantly decreased for those opting to go for specific fitmesh sizes.

– Customers want to shop at stores that have clothing specifically fitted to their body.

Some designers are opting to take it one step further and only focus on making clothing for the current most popular body. According to the 2016 survey conducted by meshbodyaddicts.com, 62.5% of the female residents surveyed currently wear the Maitreya Lara body. Even if you add up the number of people who wear other mesh bodies, they still pale in comparison to the Maitreya Lara mesh body. For this reason, some designers feel like this is enough to not only discontinue standard sizes, but to limit their creations to only one fitmesh size.

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I Got Your Number

…but do you have mine? That’s the real question – ha! 

Another event I would like to share with you is the 30/31 event. According to the website, “This event is designed to promote 2D, 3D, and decorative arts and to introduce people to the amazing artists of Second life! The goal is to bring people to you!”

Chop Zuey is one of the creators that is participating in this event. “I Got Your Number” is a necklace and earring set that is stylish, yet playful to wear for any fashionista.
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Here’s to lessons learned and good times

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately. I had the opportunity to help with the Miss Teen Avi Pageant this month – both as a judge and a backstage manager for the final show. It was a wonderful experience for me. I was able to meet the lovely young ladies that were in the pageant, and gained some knowledge about what goes on behind the scenes.

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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.

 

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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
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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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