A Season for Happiness and Giving Thanks

Tomorrow is (USA) Thanksgiving – time for turkey and lots of side dishes! I know I will be getting up early to cook all of the food ^^ One of the traditions for Thanksgiving is that you acknowledge things that you are thankful or show gratitude towards.

Many of us would say things like you are thankful for your health, that you are able to get up in the morning, family, friends, or financial stability. But suppose if none of the following applies…at least not fully? Maybe you are not in the best of health, or you are not on the greatest terms with your family. And, I know few people who currently can say that they are secure with their finances. If this applies to you, then it’s time to break things down. What makes you happy? If we are happy about something, then we can be thankful that something can bring us a moment of happiness.

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Coming Home

Hey guys! As I said in my previous post, I am happy to be back in Second Life, and blogging too ^^ It took a lot for me to be able to get back online, and I think I may talk about my experience with getting a custom built computer in another blog post. To be honest, it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.

Coming Home - Moni's World by Monica QuerrienLocation: Hollywood Airport
Skin: Glam Affair – Angelica V2 – Jamaica 03
Hair: “”D!va“” Hair “Bambi” (Type A)(Citrine)
Earrings: Indyra/Indy&Co.: Glam Warrior Earrings
Hoodie + Shirt: coldLogic – graves.blue
Jeans: Foxes – Skinny Jeans – navy
Bag: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Duffel Bag[Vintage] (n/a)
Shoes: REIGN.- SOVEREIGN WEDGES- Tan
Rings: Izzie‘s – Midi Rings gold
Pose: Animated walk from Isomotion

The last time I was away from Second Life for ~ 2 months, I came back homeless (twice over), my best friend at the time had moved in on her girlfriend’s sim and wasn’t overly concerned about my well-being even though she lived with me before, and I lost a number of “friends”. To people  who delete just because you haven’t seen them online in a while (and don’t ask about their well-being), you’re not really a friend. This time however, my close friend and roommate not only kept our residence and my photo studio afloat, she even helped at the rental place where I work. Thanks, Bunny! 🙂 Another notable good friend is Khitt I liked how she would send me tidbits of information from time to time to keep me in the loop of things. Thanks, Khitt!

Whenever people leave SL for a time, I think to a degree everyone wonders about the following:

1. How much has SL changed since the last time I’ve been here?
2. Are my friends still my friends, and are they around?
3. Did my favorite store/club/sim close?
4. Do I need a new wardrobe?
5. How long will it take me to get back into the swing of things?
6. Is SL worth staying around, or am I good without it?

Even in real life, when we leave our hometown for a time and then come back, we notice all of the changes that took place. Certain streets look completely different because most of the old stores closed and changed into something different. The neighborhood’s demographics may have changed, which also influences what kind of businesses open. Do the changes make you miss the neighborhood, or do you just miss what it used to be and you are ready to move on?

 I still have a bit of adjustment to do, so enjoy and stay tuned! ^^

Fashion for Life – Claro de Luna

AZUL – Claro de Luna in Mandarin

Hello everyone! To continue coverage of Fashion for Life, today I have an exquisite dress from AZUL called Claro de Luna. Claro de Luna comes in 5 different sizes in mesh. What I most like about this dress is that you can wear the dress with or with the sleeves that you see here. The pearl waist can be detached as well.

 

This AZUL dress can be found on the Trek sim at Fashion for Life – even if for some reason you don’t like Mandarin, I am sure you will find  a color that you absolutely love there!

If you want to learn more about Fashion for Life, please visit the main website.

 

Styling Credits

Dress: -AZUL- Claro de Luna /Mandarin
Skin: -Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Judy” (Type B)(Citrine)
Necklace: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Clarity Necklace
Lipstick: Deesses Skins: Kim lipstick – #2
Eyeshadow: Grey smokey eye by Jania Cleanslate
Pose: Manifeste

7 Group Gifts in 7 Days!

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Indyra Originals is having a grand re-opening of their mainstore. The new build looks great – it looks sleek on the outside, and on the inside it’s easier to look for what you need. There is even a lounge area where you can sit and cam shop! ^^

 

This is the group gift from Friday – Angeline in Blush color. Actually, I was able to pick it up just now, so if you hurry you still may be able to get this pretty dress. What is not shown here is the flower neck corsage. I can see myself using it in a variety of ways – don’t you just love accessories? 🙂

See you at Indyra’s!

 

Styling Credits

Skin: -Glam Affair – Mokatana – Jamaica 06 F
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Judy” (Type A)(Citrine)
Dress: Indyra Originals Mesh: Angeline Gown: Blush 

Makeup:
[PF] Lipstick <Dark> – Shine (pink) (current group gift)
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire

Earrings: Finesmith Laetitia earring  Platinum
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – High
Pose: Manifeste
Location: The Cyprian Garden

L.O.T.D – 03/30/14

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Hey guys! I kept over-thinking as to what I wanted to blog, so I just decided to take a photo of whatever I had on at the moment…lol. Lucky for me that I had just gone shopping the other day, so I look nice today 😀

Unlike most of you guys, I tend to wait until the end of the month to shop at Collabor 88. This helps me with impulse buying, because I have more than enough items in my inventory to put together new looks indefinitely. I still think I bought a lot, but that just goes to show that this round totally rocked.

Starting from the top…this hair is from D!va, called Judy. I think D!va does awesome updos – the messy/sexy type that can be casual, professional, or romantic. The skin is from Glam Affair – got it in February during 50L Friday (I know, right! Such a good deal ^^). The eyeshadow is from Mons…I saw Carley wear it , and I bought it – it’s a strong look but I like makeup like that.

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The outfit (blouse and pencil skirt) is from Fishy Strawberry, also from Collabor 88. The skirt textures are awesome – they have a nice shine to them, so I bought blue as well as black (not shown here). As for the blouse, would you believe that from looking at the back, the front would have a plunging neckline? I think not!

I think my favorite item that I have on are my shoes from ieQED. I haven’t seen shoes like these in SL, so I think they’re pretty unique-looking. And who can resist leopard shoes! ^^

Okay – that’s all from me for now! Happy shopping!

 

Styling Credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Jamaica – FLF G
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Judy” (Type A)(Citrine) (C88 this month)
Blouse: *Fishy Strawberry* New York Deep V Shirt – Dove Grey (C88 this month)
Skirt: *Fishy Strawberry* Frankfurt Pencil Skirt – Blue (C88 this month)
Shoes: ieQED savoy.sandal.leopard/platinum (Slink high feet required)

Makeup:
MONS / Makeups – Eyeshadow Hippie (purple)
MONS / Makeups – Eyeliner Hippie (white)
Tattoo: [White~Widow – NORMAL TAN] Les Fleurs Du Mal
Pose: Manifeste

 

How I spent my Valentine’s Day

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

Skin: Glam Affair|Hair: Wasabi Pills
Lingerie: Baiastice |Shoes: N-Core
Makeup: Mons, Pink Fuel
Couch: Trompe Loeil

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great day Friday 🙂 Since I didn’t have any plans in RL, I wanted to do some stuff inworld. Unfortunately, all of this snow shoveling has made my muscles sore, so I kinda conked out halfway through my festivities 😛 But what did I do?

The lingerie that I am wearing above is from Baiastice. This store really did outdid itself with lingerie for the holiday, considering the fact that it’s not really known for its lingerie. If you look at their flickr, they came out with several sets.

The Fantasy Angels Fair

I went to the Fantasy Angels Fair fashion show, which was a Finesmith Muse project hosted by Tyra Eiren. I received notecards from several stores that participated in the fashion show – here is an excerpt of what the show was about:

“THE FANTASY ANGELS FAIR” hosted by Tyra Eiren will last the whole weekend and which will give aperture with the grand show “The Angels has come down to FINESMITH with Glitter” on Friday, February 14th, at 2 pm SLT and that will count with the participation of large and well known Supermodels and more than ten designers that have joined and created each a fantasy outfit in a unique environment of magic and romanticism and that you could purchase here during and after the show in the venue area during the whole weekend.”

There was a lot of good stores participating, and I managed to get some photos. Unfortunately my mesh capped out during the show and stuff stopped rezzing for me. Just check out the link above to see what I did manage to get.

I got all dressed up to go, too!

Skin: Glam Affair|Hair: D!va
Outfit: Indyra Originals|Gloves: Blacklace
Makeup: Mons, Pink Fuel|Jewelry – Finesmith |Pose: Manifeste

I got invited to go to the One Billion Rising event, and I was supposed to go to the Mingle party (remember the date auction and hunt? ^^), but I was just too pooped out. I did message the person who won the bid on me to thank him for doing so.

Okay…this post took waaay too long to do lol. Have fun looking at the photos, and stay tuned for more fashion and fun! ^^

A Little Sinful


Blacklace:  Purple & Black Lace Cincher Set

Hey guys! I was looking at some old blog posts, and I had really enjoyed doing the 12 Days of Lingerie Challenge…but I only got up to day 10 :p Also, there was the 50 Shades of Sexy challenge, but I only made it up to Week 2 I think. So this time around, I’m just going to challenge myself to showcase at least 10 sexy lingerie outfits. Why? Because I like lingerie, and it shouldn’t be something that is limited to Valentines Day or another special occasion. 

So, this is Blacklace’s Little Sinful. The lingerie has a bra that can be taken off for those more …sinful moments 😛 I actually shot this lingerie a few times before I found a photo that I liked. Beautiful, with a hint of what lies underneath.

Until next time, guys!

Styling Credits

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~  LS: Purple & Blk Lace
Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 2 Br (at c88 this month)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Miso” (MVW NORWAY 2014)(Black amber) (at c88 this month)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Gloriana (purple)

Turning back the hands of time

New @ C88

I can’t believe that I actually got into Collabor88 yesterday! As soon as I got in, I cammed in really close so all I could see were the displays. Since Seraphim SL had not blogged it yet (again, super early lol), I cammed around the place, letting each vendor rez so I could see what every store had. After I did that, I had very little issues with even trying on demo items to see what I wanted.  And there was a LOT that I wanted…hehe.

After a lot of agonizing, this is the first look that I put together. I was going for a sophisticated, classic look, and I believe I nailed it with the Miso hair from D!va, Ria skin from Belleza (first time in a while that I’ve bought a skin with lipstick added to it), and the dress/collar from Maitreya. I have on shoes from Hucci, also from this round’s C88, but they are not shown in the photo ( the photos that I took were not to my liking and would not do the shoes justice).

I will be going back…just not sure when because the crowds are craaazy!

Styling Credits

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SunKissed  2 ( @this month’s c88)
Hair: “D!va”” Hair “Miso” (MVW NORWAY 2014)(Black amber) ( @this month’s c88)
Dress: Maitreya Vintage Lace Gown – Iconic ( @this month’s c88)
Collar: Maitreya Vintage Collar – Ivory ( @this month’s c88)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Paparazzi III (red)
Shoes: (not shown) :HH:: Hucci Kasos – Loveland (with Slink medium feet) ( @this month’s c88)
Nails: Baiastice -Nailed It – Mesh Nails
Poses: Manifeste

Mid-Season Replacement

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In my journey of blog reading, I came across WordPress’s Daily Prompt. I think this is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. I decided to do October 11th’s DP: Mid-Season Replacement.

“For many of us the seasons are changing, bouncing unpredictably between cold and warm. Are you glad to be moving into a new season, or wishing for one more week of the old?

I am definitely ready for fall! I don’t really like the super hot weather, so I appreciate the cooler temperatures. The colors grow warmer, the holiday season is approaching, and people gear up for the end of the year and beyond.

Also, the new fashion season is out – the industry has its Fashion Week with the latest styling (and especially in Second Life!), and everyone gets super creative in anticipation for the holiday season.

The only thing about the fall is that you have to be careful about your health. These transition seasons is the highest risk for getting sick because of the fluctuation of temperatures. But I think I’m prepared – I have on a cute belted babydoll top paired with a fux fur shawl. I’m ready!

See you guys next time!

Styling Credits

Outfit: Indyra Originals – Claudette
Skin: Belleza (Blacklace Grand re-opening gift)
Hair: “”D!va“” Hair “Giz” (Type A)(Citrine)
Shoes: N-core ULTRAPLATFORM “Noir Intense
Purse: ISON – folded leather clutch (black)
Phone: [ Z U L U ] Phone 5 Black Mesh
Pose: Manifeste