My Retreat

Watching flurries outside the window

Hey guys! There’s been a lot going on lately, with RL (classes have started again) and SL. I was happy to have been asked to do some consulting for a new fitted mesh breasts brand (yay!). Also, after what seems like months (really weeks, but SL time moves quickly as we all know), my boyfriend has been able to come back inworld so now we are making arrangements to live together. But first, he had the idea of going to a winter retreat for a week. He’s good at finding places to visit 🙂

Our winter cottage @ KAMRAIN Properties

From what we saw as we were looking, Kamrain Properties has houses for rent anywhere from 550L to 1250L a week. This is just for the winter houses – they have summer ones as well. Most are furnished, and some are not. For instance, there was a beautiful house that was I think 1k L a week with 333 prims. But I didn’t want to furnish it – it’s a vacation, not a permanent residence. The house we are staying in is 850L for 40 prims. But to tell you the truth, I haven’t felt the need to take anything out of my suitcase except my clothes.

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I have noticed lately that there are a number of people who are feeling stressed, just by reading various SL social media sites. Bloggers feel the need to attend all of the events and blog all of the things. Designers are not only striving to maintain and improve their products, but they have to do this while meeting the needs of all of the various events in SL. Club owners I feel always feel some sort of stress because there is always something  happening that can possibly take away from visitors having a good time at the club. And of course, there is always issues that come up in relationships (friend or intimate) that can threaten the peace. In my observations, some people have decided to take a break, and others are starting to suffer either mentally or physically.

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One of the reasons why some of us get stressed is because it is easy to get involved in various projects in SL – that is if you know where to look. As we pile on project after project, all the individual stressors take their toll on us mentally. I think this is why I feel like I don’t have anything to blog, even though I can look on my to-do list and find that there are plenty of topics that I can blog about. When this happens, I try to talk about something that’s happening with me right now to break out of feeling this way.

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One thing that I learned while being on vacation is that I definitely need more winter clothing. I decided to wear one of my favorite outfits on my first day.

Shirt & vest: Paradisis
Leggings: coldLogic
Boots: Maitreya
Other items: Hair – Emo-tions; Skin – Glam Affair; Glasses – Armidi

 

I think I’m going to get back to relaxing – I feel better already! 🙂

Take care for now, and stay tuned!

Party at Blacklace

party-girl_011Me and one of the Blacklace teddy bears at the new Blacklace sim

Hey guys! The new Blacklace & Cynful sim is up, and it looks HOT! The first thing that I saw when I arrived (because of my landmark) was a bunch of parked cars. It was the parking lot, so naturally I tried to see could I get in any of the cars and pretend to drive them. My favorite car was the black & pink car from Felgo’s  – Torro make.

Turned out that I missed the party, but there was still plenty of people walking around. I picked up some great gifts along the way. I am wearing Dia from Blacklace – a sexy gold dress that leaves very little to the imagination. What, you think the bear is there for show only? I also have on Belleza’s gift – a nice tanned skin with a splash of freckles on the cheeks, and a hint of eyeshadow/eyeliner. What I liked about the eyes is that the makeup has highlighter…something I was just looking for the other day to brighten my eyes up a bit. Last, but certainly not least, is a golden peace sign necklace from Maxi Gossamer.

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This outfit is NOT at the Blacklace sim, but rather at Paradisis. But since the name of this outfit is called “Music Girl”,  I thought it would be nice for the theme of the sim. This outfit comes with everything you see here – the shorts, the top, armwarmers, and even headphones (not sure if you can really see them with my hair in the way). Also you can’t really tell, but I’m dancing using the free Humanoid dance that they have at Blacklace now as one of the gifts.

I have no idea how long these gifts will be there, but I suggest you go over and pick them up before they are all gone! Go NOW…read later!

P.S. Make sure you get the new landmark…even though I had the right landmark before, when I went to do this post I accidentally landed in the old area of Blacklace and at first thought they took it up already.

Styling Credits

Skin: Belleza – gift @ Blacklace sim
Hair Dela – “Shell” Dark Brown
Lipgloss – Blackliquid – Just Gloss
Nails – Candy Nail – #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

Dress – Blacklace – Dia gift @ Blacklace sim
Outfit – PARADISIS Music Girl
Necklace – MG Gold Peace Pendant @ Blacklace sim
Phone: [ Z U L U ] Phone 5 Black Mesh

Seven SL Facts About Me

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I love nails!

You know, if you think about something enough, it has a tendency to manifest itself one way or another. For a while now, I have been thinking on how to express more thoughts on my blog instead of just putting up photos of my latest purchases and stylings.  Then Strawberry Singh came  up with a fun meme about sharing some facts about yourself in Second Life. So, let’s start with..

SL Fact # 1: I don’t like being bored in SL, so I will always find something to do. On the rare occasion that I don’t have anything to do, I get a lot of “Omg! YOU’RE bored?” and “No way!” comments.

On the flip side, I get irritated when people ask me whether or not I’m busy (it’s become a 4-lettered word for me), because I feel they equate that to me not having time to spend with them when I say I’m doing xyz. Depending on what I’m doing, I can easily put it aside and do something else. But if I feel like I’m being sized up based on the fact that I actually have something to do, I can get defensive. There was a time where I went from a fast-pace SL lifestyle to having nothing to do at all. The abrupt change took its toll when I didn’t have anything to do or planned, and no one would message me first because they all assumed I was busy. It was a very lonely time in SL for me 😦

SL Fact # 1.5: Especially because of that experience mentioned previously, I have no problems messaging my friends to see how they are and what they are up to in SL.

SL Fact #2:  I need a place to call my own in SL.  I tend to like beachfront properties ^^ I was three weeks old when I had my first residence at Noobia, and they are still around after taking a year off. The brief periods where I did not have (or felt like I had) a place to call my own made me unsettled and restless. I actually got a bit depressed at the end of last year before I decided to change my living situation. Never gave it a second thought after that 🙂

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Relaxing outside with a glass of wine

SL Fact #3:  I love jewelry so much that I’m in 4 different groups inworld for it.

SL Fact #4 : I love driving vehicles – jet skis and cars are my favorites. Right now I am looking at the Felgo cars. But I need one that will hold passengers…it’s not fun to tell your friends, “Sorry – not enough room for you 😛 ” It wouldn’t be so bad if it could hold like 3-4 people + driver, but just one passenger? That’s just mean…

SL Fact #5 : I feel odd when I don’t have on nails or some sort of stiletto heels.

SL Fact #6 : I love prim food and drinks ^^ especially food that gives out items that you can eat. My favorite is my bottle of Fremont wine…for a long time I would sit out on the patio and relax with glasses of wine as I did other things (either in world or on the internet). I remember my old boss invited me for breakfast at her place, and it was fun talking and relaxing over a nice meal.

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Adjusting my mirrors while hoping I don’t get blindsided by a wayward driver

SL Fact #7  : I have a tendency to go randomly afk, and I get in trouble at times with people who are sensitive to time gaps in conversation. I never got why people are so upset with this. Personally, I do not know what is on your side of the screen. So as long as we aren’t in a business meeting or something, I don’t sweat it if you get back to me when you come back. One of my friends has a great profile pick on this:

RL & AFK Happens

As much as I would love to be readily available to respond to your Im sometimes it may not be possible.  RL is crazy and unpredictable so I may not have the chance to set my busy/away status or even give you a brb.  So if I do not respond immediately please don’t take offense, I am not ignoring you.  Rl has just decided to interrupt and RL always comes first.  If this is unacceptable to you, you know where the remove button is on your friends list.

Did you make it this far? Yay! I added pictures so it wouldn’t seem too long…plus since I haven’t blogged in a bit I wanted to make it up to you guys 🙂 That’s it from me though…see you soon!

Styling Credits

Photo 1:

Top: DRIFT Morning Tank [MESH] -Dirty
Shorts: VITAMEN BaseBall Boxer 2011-Charcoal
Socks: Indyra Originals: i(heart)Unity over-the-knee gym socks: White
Hair: ::Exile:: Say What You Want:Dirty
Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Jamaica 06

Makeup:
Eyeshadow: [mock]Party all night/Indifference Khaki
Lipstick: [mock]Hypershine Lipcolor – Chestnut
Lashes: [MC] Cyborg Thick Set #2 Lashes Upper and Lower
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Pink

Rug: Old Candy Nail group gift

Photo 2

Top: PARADISIS Sweater dress : complete cream
Leggings: coldLogic leggings – chea.taupe

Photo 3

Hair + Shrug: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Ladymana Roots/Honey
Jacket: DIRAM -La veste
Top: MichaMi: Washed Out Tank in Gray
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * Dirty
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic dark brow sunkissed
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] Fi Umo Sunglasses – Black Turtoise / Black Lens
Nails: [Bamboo] Nails – Natural French

Makeup:
[mock]Lip Tattoo- Cheetah

Jewelry
Ring: Donna Flora: ANEMONE ring
Necklace: FINESMITH Tyra necklace- Onix

Bright and beautiful

color-block_004Ricielli sim, near the water

Hey guys -welcome back! I think I am getting the hang of blogging a bit more frequently.  Today I wanted to do something different and experiment with color blocking. What is color blocking, you ask?

We all remember the color wheel, right? We have our primary colors – red, yellow, and blue. Next comes the secondary colors – orange (mix of red and yellow), green (mix of yellow and blue), and purple (mix of blue and red). So image that these colors are on a wheel, with the secondary colors between the 2 primaries that make them up. So if we take yellow and purple, they are complementary to each other, and would make a high contrast look.

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Purple and yellow right? Surprisingly, I didn’t have too many purple items that would be good for the look that I wanted to achieve. And I hardly have any yellow items in my inventory…yikes! I did like how the pink trench coat from Ricielli looked, so I decided to start from there. I took one of my favorite pairs of jeans (from Zaara) and tinted it purple, and added a splash of yellow color by using an old dress from Paradisis as my top under my coat. To add more yellow, I used yellow accessories that I think worked out nicely. Next time I will make sure to use more of the complementary color in my outfit…I think this would had totally rocked if I had like a long yellow sleeveless shirt with maybe a cropped jacket in a third color.

Until next time, guys!

Styling Credits

Jacket: Ricielli Mesh Trench Jacket/#hotpink
Shirt: PARADISIS Mignonne : Dressie top Yellow
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans *indigo*
Skin: al vulo– Ramona* solstice dark brow sunkissed
Hair: “”D!va“” Hair “Marie” (Type B)(Citrine)
Shoes: N-core EMPORIUM “Garnet”
Shades: Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (brown lenses) (mesh)
Nails: Bamboo Nails – Nightsky Jailed

Makeup:
Eyeshadow: [mock]Glitter Pop eShadow [Golden Copper]
Lipstick: [PF] Elly <Maple> – Glam Lipstick – (Smoked Plum)
[mock] Mythic Neutraliser (Lip/eye)
Eyeliner:~Oceane~Bardot ES Noire

Jewelry:
Chop Zuey – A Happy Note in Pink bracelet,earrings,necklace

Poses: Corpus

LOTD – 1.10.12

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MIAA Attire  by Diram

Hey everyone! Today’s look is brought to you by Diram. I got this outfit at Fashion Limited this month (it’s sold out already, but it’s available at the mainstore at its full price).

It’s been a while since I worked with prim attachments with clothing, so it took me a bit longer to get styled up than usual (thank you mesh for leaving me more time to shop!). I love the combination of the cropped blazer jacket with jeans. It sort of reminds me of one the older GUESS ads, with a cropped jean jacket and the striped shirt. I tried to find an example of what I meant by that, but as I said…it’s an older ad 🙂

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I got the boots from Gos earlier last year, but never really had a chance to wear them until now. They had an update…whoops. Something about this look screamed “campus” to me, so I added a bag and went on location to walk around and see the sights.

Until next time…stay sexy!

Styling credits

Outfit: Diram MIAA
Boots: [Gos]Triumph Boots V2 – non-rigged – Fem – Black
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lumi Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Wild honey
Skin: al vulo– Lyala* Mystic blonde brow claveage sunkissed
Bag: PARADISIS Love Academy

Makeup:
[mock] Glitter Pop Eshadow in Silver Drought[eye only]
[PF] Elly <Maple> – Glam Lipstick – (Vamp)
Oceane‘s Cat Eyeshadow Silver Tattoo Layer
Al Vulo! Mesh Lashes
Jewelry:
EarthStones Inlaid Harmony Necklace – Striking
LaGyo Bonbon ring gold

Poses: Manifeste

Home Sweet Home

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Home Sweet Home

Hey guys! So like I promised, I would talk more about my adventures of getting a new place. First of all, the land is 8128 square meters, with 465 prims. Don’t worry, the tier is a real bargain for me to compromise my prims 🙂 Now of course, the real challenge is how to make the place look great with such a limited amount of prims?

House. Well, I remembered that Novocaine Islay has great houses for a low price. I didn’t want the furnished homes because 1. It would eat most of my prims and 2. I wanted to have more control over my furniture selection.

Furniture. Thank goodness for mesh! I told my roommate we would need to get as much mesh stuff as possible so we can have a nice selection of furniture. To be honest, I was hard-pressed to find a good variety of furniture to select from. All of the places that were deemed to be “good” places a couple of years ago went obsolete when mesh started.  So, where did I go?

Trompe Loeil – This store rocks when it comes to mesh furniture, and I probably have the bulk of my furniture from here.  In the above photo the couch and kitchen is from there. I wouldn’t recommend resizing the kitchen unless you want a larger land impact 🙂 The couch has a land impact of 6, which was about half of what my roommate’s couch was before I replaced it.
          floorplan – I found out about this store from the With Love ❤ hunt, where I got the table with the chairs that you see in the picture. I was amazed that the table and each chair had only 1 land impact each. The chair I had from the ARIA  Salvador dining room set was like 7 prims alone. Granted that it’s a bit more fancier than the floorplan one, but this goes to show that mesh rocks. I also have a cute moon chair and shutter cabinets in my room from them.
        Apple Fall – I found out about this place at Fameshed – they had a nice skybox, but Apple Fall makes furniture as well. I bought a cute bed from there, but I had issues with the animations so I am still waiting to hear from the owner.

One of my pet peeves with furniture is that all furniture should be available with copy permissions. Now, I understand that people who buy their animations from a third party may have to pay more for copy animations, so in turn copy furniture will be more expensive.  However, not having a policy that you as the merchant will replace furniture that is no copy if LL asset servers go wonky is just plain greedy. If I don’t have a guarantee I can replace it, then I just won’t buy from them. Even in “first” life they have warranties.

See you soon guys!

Styling Credits

Pants: [SG*] Ripped heart – Deep black (Normal) (n/a)
Shirt: [PO] PO Est. Graphic T – black
Jacket: PARADISIS Yoko Jacket : Black
Boots:  Hucci Vail Midnight Boot – Midnight
Hair: [e] Over – Black 03
Skin: al vulo– leilani* april gold fish sunkissed
Shades: [Armidi Gisaci] Fi Umo Sunglasses – Black Turtoise / Black Lens
Nails: Candy Nail #P000 Basic French Nails 12color change

Makeup:
Oceane‘s – Cat Deep Brown Lips 2
[mock]Blackest Night Shadow (eyeshadow)
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss

Jewelry:
EarthStones Ti’ana Necklace – Onyx
Chop Zuey – Fire & Brimstone Ring
Zaara : Anjami Chandelier earrings *gold*

In a Shopping Daze

Photos taken by Bunny Boxen

Hey guys! I’ve been having such a good time hanging with Bunny that I got her to take some photos of me with my new outfit. Have you ever had one of those days where you check out all the sales, hunts, and new releases that you can stand before passing out on your bed? I kinda had one of those days today…except that I’m on a stool 🙂

Let’s start from the top, literally…

The hair I’m wearing is from Clawtooth, and it’s currently at Collabor88 this month. In the past, I have had a hard time getting this hair to rez properly. My plurk friends suggested that I up the MeshMaxConcurrentRequests in debug settings to around 250 (mine was at 100). At 263, everything is a-okay. Thank goodness! I have bought non-mesh hair in the past from Clawtooth, so I felt bad for not being able to view the mesh hair properly.

Paradisis has had several new releases. This sweater is a gift at the store, but on sale there are several colors available. For those who have the “endowed” breasts, these sweaters also have the applicators for your usage. All of this makes me want to get boobs now…lol. The bubble jacket vest comes in several colors as well, and for a good price. I was tempted to buy more than one color, very easily. But I got black for right now 🙂

The boots I have on are from Hucci, also available at Collabor88 this month…for 88L each! Come on now…that’s a true bargain right there! Eboni has a new mainstore as well that is worth checking out. When I went there, I felt that it was easier to find everything – and I found some stuff that I didn’t know was at the store. The mesh items are on the main floor, and the non-mesh is on the upper level.

I guess we had too much fun today…

[19:59] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): hey
[19:59] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): u wanna go down to the club
[19:59] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): ?
[20:01] Monica Querrien: maybe when i finish this other post
[20:01] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): kk
[20:01] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): actually i think im gonna log
[20:01] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): im tired
[20:01] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): lol
[20:01] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): u wore me out
[20:01] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): LMAO
[20:02] Monica Querrien: lmao
[20:02] Monica Querrien: haha u had a taste of my sl
[20:02] Monica Querrien: :p
[20:03] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): lmao
[20:03] Bunny Boxen (bunny.boxen): how can u do this

And people say blogging is so easy…pfft.

Until next time!

Styling Credits

Hair: Clawtooth: I Never – Girl Next Door @ Collabor88
Sweater: PARADISIS Skinny sweater : lie de vin
Jacket: PARADISIS Yoko Jacket : Black
Boots: Hucci Roseau Booties – Baked Earth @ Collabor88

Skin: Al vulo– leilani
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans *indigo*
Makeup:
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [soft brown]
[mock] SheerGlow LIpcolor  [Black Cherry]

Jewelry: Chop Zuey – Vagabond Men’s Ring

Prop: what next – vintage dressing screen & stool

Steph II by Alice Project

Hey guys! I am so happy today because I found out this new hair called Steph II by Alice Project. There are 3 colors available at this time.

1. The Streaked Blondes version can be found when you participate in the “Where’s the Concert? II Hunt. In order to get the item, you will have to pick up a ticket HUD at The Village and wear it before you click on the object. At the time I got the hair, they didn’t have any clues. I am not sure if they plan on having any clues – check the website for more details. The hunt runs from November 17th – December 1st, and if you get all of the items registered onto the HUD, you will get the opportunity to attend a special concert featuring Mankind Tracer & Maximillion Kleene.


2 &3.  The Streaked Black and White versions can be found at the Unhinged
festival for Eku Zhong. Please read the site for more details – it really is for a good cause. Here is an excerpt from the site about what the festival is about:

“From November 15th through December 15th, we will be running a festival in SL- a festival to celebrate Eku’s titanium spirit. The event is called Unhinged. It will be a great big gacha fair with a skull theme, lots of DJs and super fun party time, in honor of this spirited and sweet person who is such an inspiration.

75% of the proceeds from gacha plays will go to the Eku’s New Bone fund, to help offset the substantial out of pocket cost for this prosthetic. We have a great group of vendors and entertainers lined up, but there is room for lots more, and every contribution helps!”

The festival is a gatcha based one, as was mentioned above. I managed to get the Black/Teal and the Black/White before I stopped myself (yes, I was broke already 😦 )

 

Steph II by Alice Project – Blonde/Teal & Black/Teal

My friend Bunny loves blonde, so I got her to get the Blonde version too so she could help me show off this hair ^^

Until next time guys!

Styling Credits:

On Bunny:

Hair: Alice Project Steph II – Blonde/Teal
Skin:  Belleza – Lily Sk Blonde
Shirt: .::Bitch Tail::. Trying *Top*

Makeup:
Eyes: ee. Midnight- Noir
Lips: Pink Acid Leopard Lipstick V.2-Teal

Piercings: .:[cut]:. Facial Piercing {smiley} by pypper

On Monica:

Hair: *Alice Project* Steph II- Black/Teal @ Unhinged
Skin: Al vulo– leilani
Shirt: PARADISIS Skinny sweater : lie de vin
Makeup:
blackLiquid MAKEUP –  just gloss
[mock] Miss Vanity Eyeshadow with lashes [soft brown]
[mock] SheerGlow LIpcolor  [Black Cherry]

Pose:  {pose maniacs}

Monica Goes to Whore Couture Fair

I know what you’re thinking – not another WCF post! But hey, I want to show you what I bought and stuff 🙂 So….

When you arrive, you get a reminder to keep your scripts low. I recommend under 50 scripts, because there is no need to wear excessive scripted hair, jewels and shoes to events like these. This is the wall of gifts that designers have put out for everyone – ranging from 1-10L.

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