Luxe Box January 2017 Reveal

Hey guys – hope everyone is enjoying the new year! I have decided to do another Luxe Box reveal & review. The first one I did was in June, so things have changed a little since then. Now you can join the group on the 15th of the month for 3000L. This comes in handy because if you really want an item (or more) after you see what is in the subscription for the month, you can still get it.


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ISON @ Collabor88 – August Round

Hey everyone! This is just a quick blog post because it is my RL b-day today ^^

Has everyone seen what Collabor88 has out this round? It is one killer round, right? ISON has this lovely jumpsuit and dress (dress not shown) out for the August round, inspired by baroque.

 

For everyone who wears the Slink body, ISON would love your feedback on the Flickr comments. You can just click through and you should be able to see what he wants for you guys to do.

Feel free to share this post (or the Flickr photo directly) so that the word gets out.

Happy shopping!

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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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What a bargain at Livalle for 50L Friday!

Hello, my name is Monica Querrien, and I love high heel shoes. And because I pretty much live in my high heels, I thought it was imperative to let you know about the BARGAIN that is at Livalle today. Marissa in 4 colors…only 50L. AND, if your feet start to hurt because you’ve been running around all day in your heels, you can slip on a pair of flup-flops and carry on. The flup-flops also come with the special pack of Marissa shoes.

Styling Credits

Hair: Magika – Almonds
Shoes: {Livalle} Marissa -High Platform Heels- Navy (50L today!)
Dress: ISON – occult dress -Maitreya- (midnight) (from C88’s September round – ends soon)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Pose: Thirty Loop Animations (old 21 Shoe gift)
Rug: Stockholm & Lima: Princess Suite Fur Rug (yes I borrowed the rug from Bunny ^^ )

Morning Thoughts

 

 

Styling Credits

Hair: ISON – Diamond dark tones (currently at Hair Fair)
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Pippa: Teal Lace High Waisted Bralett Set (only 99L for TGIF – ends Friday)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Summer skin – Jamaica 02 G
Shoes: Kenvie -The Lookies Studes
Earrings: Chop Zuey – L’Africaine Earrings

Makeup:
Glam Affair – Summer – Lipstick 03
[mock]Blackest Night Shadow (edited)

Pose: Bazar – Roya – Dining set

Your Avatar’s Private Life Challenge

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I thought this meme would be fun to do…what does your avatar do after you log out?

Well, earlier, I had taken the following photo – very glam and in style. Then I heard someone whisper in a sad voice,

But…why do the pants have to be so tight…and the heels so high?

I thought I was imagining things. So I went home and log out of Second Life. But little did I know…

Yes! Finally I can get out of this clothing!. Beauty is pain, my foot! And speaking about my foot…if I didn’t soak and lotion my feet every time SHE logs off, I would have the most painful feet ever! Have you seen pictures of people who wear high heel shoes all the time? It’s just not normal!

So let’s see…I’m going to wear….what can I wear in this closet…oh yes! I will wear this baggy shirt…and these pants. You would think they would be sweats, right? Well, even my sweats are tight! Who does that, anyway?

After washing all of the product in my hair out, I think I’m just going to jam my hat on my head and head out somewhere. NO, I will not be going shopping. I don’t even LIKE shopping all of that much. Do you know how many unopened boxes that I have in my inventory which contents have never seen the light of day? I can open my OWN store from this inventory and make a killing off sales.

I don’t mind my nails…a girl has to treat herself every once in a while. But all of this makeup has to go! Ah…a clean fresh look is always in style.

Now what to do? I know! I’m going to lay out on the couch, eat sugary snacks, and doze off watching movies. I NEVER get to rest anymore…sigh.

The next day when I log on, my avatar is right where I left her, even dressed the same, although she looks…hmm…I can’t put my finger to it. It’s like with my cats Snowflake and Diamond – those two always get into mischief. Hey, maybe I’ll talk about what they do while I’m away next time 🙂

Styling Credits

Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx <Latte> – Natural/Eye A (dkbrow)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Jolene – Browns01
Shirt: ISON – oversized top (emerald)
Pants: coldLogic trouser – eise.taupe
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink
Pose: Exposeur

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

10 SL Firsts Meme – Moni Style

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Lionheart Pumbaa – Public Parking Garage

Hey guys! I haven’t been in the mood for blogging much lately 😦 I don’t have the focus needed to do it atm…hope I snap out of my funk soon. So I’ll make this one a meme AND a Look of the Day post ^^ Check credits for more info on the outfit!

1.    First SL Friend: This to me seems subjective. Is it literally the first person you friended in SL? Or is it the first real friend that you have had? I think I will answer it in the latter way: PaulieB Podless.

I remember when Lasher took me from a burlesque club (the first adult place I went to in SL after I found out I had to get verified) to an adult beach, Paulie was the first friend that I made. He became the DJ for the beach, and I would sit and listen to him talk at times about how he was going to make his own club. To me that was a big deal, because I had been to several clubs (Galaxy, Ambrosia) and I was thinking wow he wants to make a club…and I know him haha. I turned to him for his no-nonsense advice many times throughout the years.

The club part didn’t quite take off the way I thought it would, but he became a good DJ…most people who were into reggae at that time knew who he was. A Scottish guy playing reggae songs makes quite an impression! He left SL about 6 months ago, not sure why, but I hope he makes it back here someday.

2.    First SL Kiss: I’m pretty sure it was when I went out on a date with Mo Bing. He was one of the first guys I met in SL…I was at a club (think it was Ambrosia) and he messaged me. He took me different places, and never asked for more than a kiss. What happened to those guys, huh? Lol…

3.    First SLex time/place/partner: Oh…Bravo Daxter. Time? I know it was after I went to the adult beach, so maybe 4-6 weeks into my SL. Place? His place…they had spots on the beach where people could do…stuff…but I was too shy. The experience wasn’t that bad, and I had seen what people did with poseballs on the beach so I wasn’t a total rookie haha. The reason why I remember his name is the drama that happened after the SLex 😛 Geez…

4.    First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: Never had one…for about half the time I’ve been in SL I wasn’t even open to the concept cause I had seen too many partnerships go the way of lots of drama. I have been on the receiving end of watching friends change whenever they had a significant other and not value the friendship that we had. Now I am more receptive to one, so we will see what happens.

5.    First SL Job: In January 2011 I became a club manager as well as a store manager. So I went from not working at all to immersing myself in work.

6.    First SL Creation: I think it was a bathing suit…was really cute too.

7.     First Encounter with a Linden:  We had a griefer on the sim the store was on, so the owner contacted the sim owner, who then contacted LL. A Linden came by a half hour later or so to see what was going on.

8.    First Encounter with a SLebrity: This is a hard question…I feel like all of the people who would be considered SLebrities were at their height of their “careers” before I came to SL. So I would react to them differently than someone who was around in 2007-2008. That’s not to say that I don’t do a double take when I see content creators, bloggers, photographers, and people from Plurk inworld.

One time, my friend and I were at LISP Bazaar, and I saw Matteo Bettencourt and I think Angelik Lavecchia. I was telling my friend omg they look good even when shopping for furniture!!  They looked like someone literally pulled them from the runway and placed them into the store.

9.    First SL Sim you fell in love with: I liked Lionheart Ahadi (the sim where the store was located), because it felt like a neighborhood. We used to go driving when we weren’t working, and went to the adjourning sims, which were really nice. It felt suburban in a way. You could take the train or bus to different places as well.

10.    First SL Blog Post: https://monisworldsl.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/easter-sunday/

I always feel like I talk too much in these memes lol.

Styling Credits

Skin: al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed (old TDR fusion item)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Betty Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (this month @ Fameshed)
Top: ISON – oversized top – (black) (last month’s item @ C88)
Pants: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * Dirty
Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal – Red Glitter (V-day group gift)
Jewelry: Artistry by E – The Bruna Set (group gift; item in stores soon with different color matches)
Makeup:
Pink Fuel – Classic Lipstick – Pin Up Red
~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes

Pose: Di’s Opera – Black Seduction @ Limited Bazaar