My Rez Day – 7 years in Second Life

I’m not sure why it seems harder to make this blog post for this rez day. Maybe because for some reason, 7 years in SL is a huge deal for me. I think it’s because when you do something for 7 years, that means that you have put significant time and effort into it. I think the next major rez day will be  10 years in Second Life (if I make it that long). 

I will say that I wonder how Sansar will impact my time in Second Life – I may not even want to stay in SL for whatever reason. There were people who were so gung ho about Sansar last year that it seemed like they were ready to leave SL right that instant. Also, there is real life to consider. I have seen plenty of times where changes to RL work, family, health etc. keeps people out of Second Life. I hope that I will always be able to make my own choices, and to leave SL on my terms if the day ever came to pass.

Do you celebrate your rez day? If you do, what do you normally do for it? If not, why not?

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Are you interested in modeling? Ways to improve your blog?

Hey guys! I know I have spoken to a few people about this already, but next month I will be teaching courses at Miss SL Academy! This is great for those who always wanted to learn how to model in Second Life, but wasn’t sure if it’s for them. Also, you will be able to learn (or improve on) a skill set that can be applied to every day Second Life. I will be holding sessions on August 4th  and August 11th. Those are two Thursday dates. There are other days and times too , but you would need to check the calendar under Academy – > Schedule.

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Hair: .Lelutka.HF5 (@ Hair Fair – last day!)
Skin: –Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Dress: ~Blacklace~ Kira Mesh Dress
Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Fritillaries choker and earrings
Makeup:
alaskametro❤ “Color Trends” lipstick – Peach Gloss
alaskametro<3 “Creme Brown” lipstick – Burnt
M.O.C.K. Makeup Winged Liner in Golden Dream(Eyeliner Only)
Pose: Corpus
Location: KittyCats sim

For those who are not familiar with Miss SL, the Miss SL Organization consists of the modeling academy (where I will be teaching), the agency (where certified models are able to find work), and the two pageants for men and women. You can learn more about Miss SL here.

Next month, I will be teaching the following topics:
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Creative Forum @ Indie Teepee with Trouble Dethly and Delicate Flower

Hey guys! I have 2 topics of interest today. First, I wanted to share with you all my new profile picture! I normally change it once a season, but I hadn’t changed my last photo since October. So, here it is!

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Hair: =DeLa* “Sahara” Browns  (@ Uber)

Skin:Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica
Makeup: [mock] Bonjour Matte Lipstick [Turkish Rose]
[mock] Glitter Pop Eshadow in Jeweled Lake
Jewelry: Chop Zuey: The Dirty Shepherdess Necklace 
Earthstones: EarthStones The Diamond Stud – Pear/Gold
Top (also got the pants but not seen): Hucci Yebil Top – Midnight (@ Uber)

 

The second (and much longer) topic I would like to talk about is about Indie Teepee. One of my friends informed me that there was a discussion panel at Indie Teepee featuring Delicate Flower & Trouble Dethly on July 12th at noon SLT. I have had the pleasure of meeting Trouble before, and I have seen Delicate around the grid and on Plurk. So, I thought it would be interesting to head on over to see what was happening.

I was not sure on what Indie Teepee was about. We have so many events that come up, and we run to shop and purchase items. But many of us do not take the time as to why the event was created. I grabbed this from Scarlet Schadenfreude (evelynscarlet)’s picks, who is the Founder / Creative Director of Indie Teepee.

“Just as Second Life is a home to so many people from all walks of life, Indie Teepee aims to be the roof under which these same people may discover, enjoy and appreciate the diversity and creativity that could only previously be experienced in the real world.

Indie Teepee brings people together through their love of song and art – breaking down barriers and providing a haven for music genres like indie, alternative, rock, electronic dance music and hiphop. This year, we take it a step further to include theatre performances, photography exhibitions, a feature-length machinima and a creative forum.

The success of our inaugural event in 2015 has inspired us to make sure that 2016’s Indie Teepee is a far more welcoming and cosier dwelling for everyone. In this home, there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet.”

According to the moderator, Chris (nathanaelwest), today we would hear from both
Trouble Memphis Dethly (trouble.dethly) and Delicate T. Flower (awylder1) on their day-to-day lives & motivations for their creative outlets. Trouble is the founder of Eclipse Magazine, and Del is the co-owner of Seraphim (Heidi Halberstadt is the other co-owner).

What I did was to attempt to summarize what was said (on voice) during the hour. I tried to keep it as accurate as possible.

Indie-Teepee_0011( from left to right: Chris, Trouble and Del)
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What will you do this 4th of July?

Hey guys! This coming weekend is a great weekend, for we have the 4th of July (US), and Friday’s Canada Day! So there are lots of goodies around the grid.

Blacklace is having a 4th of July event with other stores on the sim. The carts are set up around the pavilion, located at the center of the sim. They have both discounted and exclusive items. The event is running from the 29th of June to the 5th of July.

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Look at all of the goodies that Blacklace has to offer! ^^

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LaVian brings fashionistas together

Hey guys! I hope you have been checking out the SL13B celebrations! Most of the events are over, but there are plenty of things to see. You can check here, here,  and here to see where you can go.

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to see the owner of LaVian, Samantha S Jones, speak at the SL13B Auditorium with the hostess Saffia Widdershins. It was interesting to learn that Samantha went from participating in culinary arts in real life to becoming a designer on a virtual platform. My friend Khitt also was in attendance, and we both enjoyed the opportunity to hear from a prominent SL designer. The audience was even treated with a  mini fashion show, and a gift bag of items from the Spring 2016 collection.

What was coincidental about this was that two weeks ago, Khitt and I had taken pictures with us wearing LaVian dresses. Since I am slow, it took me a while to edit the photo. But now I see I was just waiting for the right opportunity ^^

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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…

chop zuey - ricielli - coco design jacket - second life

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KittyCatS 2015 Advent Calendar – free gifts for all!

Hey guys! I’m here to let you know of another advent calendar in Second Life. KittyCatS now has their Advent Calendar out at the KittyCatS sim.

“Each day, from December 1st through the 24th, a new gift will be available on our Advent Calendar, culminating in a special gift from KittyCatS! to all of you on December 24th. There are even some special gifts for your KittyCatS too! And the best part is the gifts will stay available, all through the month of December! So even if you miss a day or two, you can still go back and pick up your gifts.”
PurpleMoon and KittyCatS advent calendars 2015 - second life

Eve is helping me again by showing us three items – the je suis FelineS Christmas clutch in gold, Amacci mesh Stargazer eyes and Simon hair, and the WoW Skins for the advent calendar in tan. Now, the skin is bare faced, so you can add your own makeup to make you stand out a bit. Eve is wearing makeup from mock cosmetics and Glamorize – both having very affordable makeup.

Days 8 and 9 - Snowflake Sweater and Venice jewelry in white

Eve is also wearing Days 8 and 9 from the PurpleMoon advent calendar. My previous post has been updated to reflect the recent additions.

What are some other advent calendars that you would like to see featured? I know there are many out there, but which ones do you feel need more shine because of the AWESOME items that they have? Let me know in comments ^^

The strangest thing I’ve ever seen at a funhouse

I was looking for a carnival of sorts to take a couple of photos of the outfit from Blacklace Lounge, Cherry Pop. I think this looks very “fun” – gumballs, bright colors, etc. It even has a cute purse that I can see myself wearing with different outfits. I had found a section to take pictures at Sleepy Hollow when I saw this in front of me:

 


I guess someone didn’t like clowns…or just maybe not this one. I don’t get why people don’t like clowns; I’m not scared nor ecstatically happy to see them.

*whispers* You can slip 25 cents in my purse…but if you try to take any quarters out, you will end up like the clown 😛

 

Styling Credits

Hair: !Ohmai Salon: Donburi w/Hashi Accessory
Skin: -Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica 02
Outfit: Blacklace Lounge ~ Cherry Pop -Bubblegum ( a collaboration between Mariska Simons and Erielle Deschanel)

Pose: an lar [poses] – The Hollow Series (at We Love roleplay – ends tomorrow!)

I liked my makeup so much that I will list it ^^
Eyes: [mock] Glitter Pop Eshadow in Iced Grape
Lips: Pink Acid Overly Done – Fake Lips – Syrup Jam