2017 Spoonful of Sugar Event

The Spoonful of Sugar event is back for another year! Ran by Ever Courtois and Angelique Wickentower, the proceeds from SoS goes to Doctors Without Borders/ Medicins Sans Frontieres.

“MSF provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.”

The event started on March 18, and ends on April 1. If you are unable to make it inworld to participate, you can always make a donation to the charity here. Payment can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. I didn’t see anything like PayPal listed as a payment option. For more information about the event, you can visit the website.

Chop Zuey is one of the many stores participating in this event.


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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