Hi…my name is Monica

Happy June, everyone! I can’t believe that summer is upon us…feels like the year is just speeding along. I think this month I will try to write more about what’s been happening with me – where’ I’m shopping, where I’m hanging out, and so on. After reading some of my older posts, it feels like I lost touch with that aspect of that part of Moni’s World.

What I wore today:

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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.

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I wanted to wear Cerulean, but Amity chose it first 😛 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

Hot and humid days can be fun

Have you ever been outside when it’s hot and humid outside? It can be pretty down right disgusting – you can cut the humidity with a knife sometimes. And I have noticed for the past several years, places of business have cut down on the amount of air conditioning that they use. Even on mass transportation they have cut down, which to me is not a good idea when hundreds of people use it daily.

 


I decided to head down to Ghee because they have a new VIP gift out. Since it was nice (and humid) outside, I decided to take a picture near the fountain that is located near the store. Then, I felt some wetness on my arm. Don’t tell me it’s about to rain….and I don’t have an umbrella 😦
The rain did provide some relief to the heat, but I still wasn’t satisfied. Figuring that I would be wet anyway, I decided to stick arms and face into the water. Don’t worry about me – Bea and Warm assured me that the water is clean…I won’t drink from it just in case *winks*

 


Ghee has a few older group gifts at the store. Last time they had a group gift, I wore this lovely dress out to the beach. So you may want to stop by just in case you missed out on some of the gifts ^^

 


July style credits

Skin: Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica 01 G
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Nymph
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Marnie
Outfit: Ghee Floral Embroidered Denim Sleeveless Shirt & Rolled
embroidered cuff Jeans
(group gift)

Shoes: Ghee Brown Thong Sandal (also in group gift)
Jewelry: EarthStones Knotty Beads
Pose: Corpus
Location: Outside Ghee mainstore

June style credits

Hair: *Soonsiki!Bossy (Girls)
Dress: Ghee VIP Summer Swirl Halter Maxi Dress (group gift)
Bracelets: Chop Zuey – Colour My World Bracelets
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Summer LadyBird – Blue
Sunglasses: Izzie‘s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses)
Rings: Izzie‘s – Midi Rings gold
Pose: Manifeste
Location: Baja Norte

Last days of FAD Fashion Event

Hey guys! If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out FAD, you still have until the  25th to do so!  Last month was the very first round of FAD, and I heard that they have more designers this round ^^

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Skin: -Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica 01 F
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Nymph
Hair: Lamb. Need You (Dark hair pack) (currently at Hair Fair)
Hair accessory: Glam Affair – Victorious Headress Pure Gold
Outfit: Ghee Hyacinth Crinkle Silk Cami (@ FAD Fashion event)
Necklace: paper.arrow chevron.necklace gold (only 50 L today for FLF)
Location: It All Starts With A Smile

 

 

Are you in the Mix?

Hey guys! Are you in the Mix? If not, you should check out this new monthly event. The first round started on July 1st, but since we are about mid-month now, I thought I would remind (or inform) you about an event that brings traffic back to mainstores.


Hair: Besom~Petal (Mix item)
Hat: Ghee Summer Hat (old fair gift)
Skin:Glam Affair – Alice – SummerParty – Jamaica 01 
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes  – Nymph
Necklace:  {Indyra} Alexandria Necklace
Outfit: GizzA – Meimei Dress [Floral] 
Bag: *{Junbug}* Cute Coin Purse Blue (recolored)
Shoes: {Livalle} Ganymede -Slingback Wedges (pink)

Mix has a hud that will help you go from store to store, and it also tells you who is participating at a glance. You can get the hud from marketplace, or maybe you have received one already from a participating store.

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As you can see, there are three categories – Sale, New, and Exclusive. Besom has come out with this new hair this month called Petal, and it is available now at the store. Make sure you make a note of the sale and exclusive items, for the item itself may not be there at all at the end of the month.

One critique I have heard about the hud is that it has many scripts and takes up significant memory at “87 scripts. 5.56MB memory.” I can confirm the 87 scripts, and it dropped my FPS from 75 to 13. It made my friend crash repeatedly. So to play it safe, I would just go to Eloquence or Seraphim and grab the links from there. The coordinators for this event should look into this, for this is a significant issue.

The great thing about this event is that hopefully it will show designers that they should create for their main stores as well as numerous events. Sometimes the instant gratification of earning a quick Linden is a strong pull, but what happens if events shut down? Or, if you want to have a sale at your store, but haven’t gotten around to setting out old event items? Even if the demand is not there at the stores at this time,  you should always take care of your homebase because you own it.

So, are YOU in the Mix? You still have time ! ^^

Moonlight tryst in the garden

 Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,
But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
Though the dull brain perplexes and retards:
Already with thee! tender is the night,
And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
Cluster’d around by all her starry Fays;
But here there is no light,
Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.
 Ode to a Nightingale | by John Keats

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Dress: {Indyra} Tryst
Necklace: {Indyra} Alexandria Necklace
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Shiny hair- Naturals II
Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – Jamaica
Eyes IKON Promise Eyes – Nymph
Lipstick: [mock] Innocente Lipcolor Tropical Fever
Clutch: 1992 // Spiked Clutch (Iridescent/Gold)
Shoes: Venus – LYDIA (@ WEIB)
Pose: Manifeste
Location: The Cyprian Garden

 

Care for a Midnight Snack?

…and chat? I’ve been thinking about my eyes lately.  I rarely credit my eyes because I wear eyes from a store that closed a long time ago. Sometimes I’m glad because it means that no one  (or few people ) will have them, and then it annoys me because you would think after several years, I would be able to find an “updated” pair of eyes. You can check out my last post if you want to see my regular eyes.

 

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Hair: *Milk* Hair~Santana (50L sale at Soonsiki for re-brand to Besom)

Lingerie: Blacklace Vanna Bra set in Peach (Maitreya Lara mesh body +Omega appliers)
Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – Jamaica
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes  – Industrial
Pose: Exposuer
Location: The Manor Suites

I did a post a while back when I was actively looking for eyes. I decided not to make a change. Recently I went looking and found IKON Promise Eyes. I spent a while looking in the store for not only the type of eyes, but the color of eyes. After some time I found that I really liked the Industrial and Nymph eyes. Here is a close up of them both:

 

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Ikon – Promise eyes – Industrial

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Ikon – Promise eyes – Nymph

 I think the blueness of the Nymph eyes matches my old eyes the closest, and the mixture of colors in Industrial gives it the darker look that the other eyes have (at least to me). But the latter makes my eyes look more green than blue (it looks to be a combination of blue, green, and a hint of brown), so I am not sure if I will keep these eyes.

What do you guys think? What are some of your favorite stores for eyes? Feel free to leave me a comment! ^^

 

Just Me

Hey guys…I have been feeling pretty bleh lately. The cold weather in real life  has really affected my mood…even made me want to dress in mufti-layered clothing and lounge around Second Life.

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My shades look kinda funky in that photo…didn’t notice it until much later. Ah well 😛 I decided to do a bit of shopping around to see what’s new and exciting.

Elikatira is having a massive hair sale now – all hairs will be discontinued after the sale ends on the 23rd. So of course I had to get some new hair, as well as more colors for some of the ones that I already had before. Another store that is having a sale is Kyoot – sadly, Kyoot will be closing its doors very soon (I heard the sale will end at the beginning of February), so run on down! Khitt and I were talking about how long the store has been around – I have things from 2010, and I think she has even older stuff. Okay – all of the closing has me down again..let’s talk about newer stuff.

Ikon has a new VIP group gift for the month of February. Even though I tend to wear mine from Exodi, I am always looking to find my next new favorite pair of eyes. Also, Al Vulo has a new skin out at TDR Fusion. I wanted to try the Honey tone, but they didn’t have demos there or even at their main store (yes, I went to look haha). So I got my usual sunkissed tone.

Until next time guys…which will probably be soon! ^^

Styling Credits

Skin:
al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed (previously @ TDR Fusion)
al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed (now @ TDR Fusion)

Hair:
[e] Abbey – Brown 09
[e] Unfold – Brown 02

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism
Shoes: N-core ULTRAPLATFORM “Automne”

Shirt: Kyoot – Soft Holiday Mini Dress (Black)
Cardigan: Ricielli Mesh – Cardigan Off Shoulder /monogram
Pants: DRIFT City Pants [MESH] Ombre Black @ The Couturier’s Docks (36 pieces left)
Nails – [Bamboo] Nails – Natural French

Makeup:
[mock]Crema LipColor – Bellini
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [soft brown]
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Jewelry:
EarthStones Ti’ana Earrings – Onyx
EarthStones Ti’ana Necklace – Onyx
LaGyo – Bonbon ring gold


The Eyes Have It

Hey guys! I’m currently shopping for some eyes that I saw on Glam Affair’s photostream – Sinistre by Dead Apples. After I tried them on, I decided to compare them to some eyes that I already have from Ikon.

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My regular eyes from Exodi

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Sinistre – Rainy Day by Dead Apples

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Utopia Eyes – Gray/Blue by Ikon

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Sunrise Eyes – Deep Blue (got them when Ikon was Fashism)

Which ones do you like the best? I’m not saying that I will start wearing them all the time, but I do feel bad I don’t credit my eyes because you can’t get them from anywhere (last time I checked, Exodi had closed).