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    Uh-Oh, you set the redhead off!

    Uh-oh, you set the redhead off

    I’m sure you’ve heard all the stereotyped sayings about redheads and their fiery temper.  Although I’m not as much of a redhead in real life as I would like (and yes, I add some coloring to enhance it lol), I would have to say that for the most part, it’s pretty true (hence the stereotype!)… redheads tend to be quick to anger, but their anger is also relatively quick to die out… the fast flare-up and burn as opposed to a long slow smolder (brunettes? I have no idea lol).  I like to think of the red hair as a warning sign for all to see… don’t piss off a redhead!!!  And if you ignore that flashing danger sign, well, look out when you set a redhead off!  Now, go enjoy some shopping (wink)!

    • Top:  Guguvaga (GGVG Fashion Store – Asha Jacket & Top.  Choose from 9 color jackets; each includes a HUD of 42 choices for the turtleneck sweater.  As you can see, the fit & detail is superb, & the jacket/top looks equally awesome with pants or skirts.  Asha is sized for Hourglass, Belleza F/I, Legacy, & Maitreya, & is this round’s EXCLUSIVE at the January Swank event open Jan 7th -30th.  Demo available.
    • Jeans:  Guguvaga (GGVG Fashion Store – Mid-belted Capri Jeans (Hi-belted version also available).  Wow, what a fit! Sized for Tonic, Slink HG/P, Belleza F/I/V, eBody Classic/Curvy, Legacy, Alice, & Maitreya; includes a 10-color HUD for the separate belt.  Available at the January Swank event open Jan 7th -30th.  Demo available.
    • Head & Makeup:  LeLUTKA – Nova Head
    • Body:  Slink – Hourglass Mesh Body Original, Full Version including Hands (Dynamic) & Feet
    • Skin:  theSkinnery – Scarlett (Holiday Group Gift)
    • Freckles:  Izzie’s – Heart Mole; ALMA Makeup – Beauty Mark 1; Finer Threads – Suly Beauty Marks
    • Hair:  Doux – Cyanna @ Equal10
    • Nails:  Cazimi – Leila
    • Boots:  Moz Designs – Sweetwater Western Boot
    • Jewelry:  EarthStones – Chianna Necklace & Earrings; Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
    • Pose:  minou.minou – The Camille Set
    • Backdrop:  Crystal – Escape Route
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    Enchanted Fantasy

    Enchanted Fantasy

    Even after almost 14 years here in Second Life, I have to say that the creativity of SL designers continues to amaze and delight me.  IMHO, it is most powerful when it comes to fantasy, where imagination comes into play as much as design sense, taste, and attention to detail.  I’m thinking that this might be a large part of why I’m finding myself so drawn to the fantasy side of things these days.  There are not as many designers, true, but there are definitely those that outdo themselves on ALL fronts.  And I’m continually thrilled to be able to share just a few of my favorites as I continue to explore the worlds of imagination on display here on the grid…

    • Outfit:  Jangka – Elysium.  NEW RELEASE, 100% original mesh, & sized only for Maitreya & Legacy, Elysium consists of the dress, separate armbands, & two styles of boots (with/without stocking tops & garters), in 5 different color sets.  As always, the styling & the detail is simply exceptional.  This outfit is EXCLUSIVELY at the January We Love Role Play as a gacha for 75L/play, Jan 4th – 30th.  Demo available.
    • Head & Ears:  LOGO  – Chelsea bento head with Ilvanya Elf Ears.  I can’t say enough about either this bento head or the amazing elf ears that style her for fantasy… The ears come in two sizes with a HUD to customize chains, gems, & ear tattoos, but what still knocks me out is that they have their own AO.  
    • Horns:  Petrichor – Sanya Deco Horns.  Beautifully shaped, HUD controlled with 80 horn colors, plus more for the metals, skulls, ribbons, gemstones, & more.  Also unisex, 100% custom mesh, modifiable & resizable.  Truly my favorite horns!
    • Scene:  Enchanted Fantasy – Winter’s Tale Animated Horse.  My poor fae heart has been stolen by a horse! I am totally enchanted by this horse, so beautifully styled with a looping animation that is just so natural!  Available at the January Swank Event, open from January 7th – 30th.  (In fact their booth is so amazing, I took this shot in their gorgeous fantasy display… other items you see here also on sale!)
    • Body:  Maitreya
    • Skin:  Petrichor/Plastik – Styliste
    • Hair:  Kuni – Minha
    • Eyes:  {Demicorn} Cosmetics – Unicorn Eyes (Omega Appliers)
    • Makeup:  Zibska – Shura Makeup (eyeshadow & lips)
    • Wings:  Seven’s Selections (now Vaengi Wings) – Thread Leaf Wings
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    Stopping Traffic

    Stopping Traffic

    When it comes to a women’s looks, I’m sure that everyone has heard the expression of “stopping traffic” . There are plenty of stories about famously beautiful women who did just that, but I actually saw it happen.  It was decades ago (and no, I won’t say how many) as a freshman in college.  There was this absolutely drop-dead gorgeous woman living down the hall from me; she looked like a young Yvette Mimieux if you know who that was.  I hadn’t met her yet, and was a bit intimidated to be honest.  But walking back to the dorm that first week I saw her coming towards me… and a passing bicyclist turned his head so much to stare at her that he rode right into a tree…  which in turn caused a passing motorist to screech to a halt… no one was hurt, she and I were hysterical laughing, and we instantly became friends.  I’ve obviously never forgotten it or the million “favors” men wanted to extend just to interact with her for a moment. Since she was also one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, it pissed her off to always be judged by her looks rather than her brain, but she learned to use that to her advantage.  The lesson I took from it was that being underestimated can be a very good thing; I love the saying “Underestimate me, that will be fun”.  Anyway, when I somehow put this pose and this setting together, it brought it all back.  I mean, seriously, if I’m running late for a party, it’s starting to snow, and I can’t get an Uber, what else am I going to do but go out and stop traffic to find a solution… how hard can it be in an outfit like this?  (And no, of course I’m not serious… no comments about the dangers of accepting rides from strangers!!!! We’re in virtual reality!!)

    • Outfit:  Skindustrial Bodyworks LTD (SKBW) – Knitted Dress & Leather Jacket.  This slinky little knit dress boasts a beautiful diamond pattern; the matching cropped leather jacket oozes style, with hanging zippers from the arms & the front… such wonderful detail! In 7 color options (I’m wearing the Rose Gold), this stunning outfit is sized for Slink HG & HG Petite, Belleza F/I, Legacy & Legacy Perky, & Maitreya. EXCLUSIVELY available at the January Swank Event, open from January 7th – 30th.
    • Head & Makeup:  LeLUTKA – Nova Head
    • Body:  Slink – Hourglass Mesh Body Original, Full Version including Hands (Dynamic) & Feet
    • Skin:  theSkinnery – Scarlett (Holiday Group Gift)
    • Freckles:  Izzie’s – Heart Mole & Freckles; ALMA Makeup – Beauty Mark 1
    • Hair:   Doux – Ciara
    • Jewelry:  [email protected] – Infinity Chain Choker; Ricielli – Koko Earrings; Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
    • Shoes:  Sheba – Mimi Heels
    • Pose:  FOXCITY – Taxi (includes phone)
    • Location:  Brooklyn
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    Your Tropical Escape Awaits

    Your Tropical Escape Awaits

    Even here in Florida, I find myself dreaming of a tropical escape.  That may surprise you (I know it surprises ME), but I’m in central Florida and it’s been way too chilly to ever consider this “tropical”.  From what I hear I’ll be singing a totally different tune once the summer comes, but for now, that sunny warmth and cooling sea breeze is only the stuff of dreams.  Why not make that dream a reality (Second Life reality that is lol)?  And nothing creates the perfect spot for escape and renewal like a cabana right on the water’s edge, extending over the water so you can watch the sea life and the foaming waves… Sighs… happy shopping (and dreaming)!

    Simple Reflections – Tropical Cabana.  The perfect addition to any tropical escape, with simple clean lines but wonderful detail — touching the back shutters provides options for both the shutters — glass or wood — & the drapes — sheer or opaque (I chose glass & sheer).  Roomy enough to decorate how you want; small enough to fit most spaces.  EXCLUSIVELY available at the January Swank Event, open from January 7th – 30th, with the theme “Renew Yourself”… & this cabana certainly gives you the opportunity to do just that!  Also shown: Tropical Drinks Tray, because what’s a tropical escape without a tropical drink?

    I decorated the cabana with these items (several of which are part of other sets), but there’s so many ways to go… have fun!

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    Just Horsin’ Around

    I'm sure he was just horsin' around and didn't mean to hurt your feelings

    I’m already bored with winter (yes, even here in Florida!), so I’m taking a short blogging break from all that snow (who knows, the break may be only one post, but still, a break is a break).  With Covid ramping up so, I’m spending more and more time at home, and I’m finding that means lots of conversations with my animals (a dog, two cats, and two parakeets).  I thought I’d bring some of that into my Second Life as well!  Just like the rest of the world, I’m waiting for life to get back to normal, whatever that is.  In the meantime, thank goodness for online shopping and everything else… which brings me to my standard tagline lol!  Happy shopping!

    • Outfit:  Allure Couture – Dani Jeans Outfit.   Includes the cropped plaid blouse with several intriguing slits plus awesome fitting jeans, a belt, & little strapped booties. Dani is sized for Slink H/P, Belleza F/I/V, eBody, Legacy, Signature, & Maitreya, Dani is available in a Slimpack with 5 colors or in a Fatback that includes all 10 color options with separate color choices for all elements.  100% original textures, Dani is EXCLUSIVELY at the January Twe12ve event, an Evil Bunny Production, open January 12th – 30th.  Demos available.
    • Head:  LeLUTKA – Lilly Head (Christmas 2020 Gift)
    • Body:  Slink – Hourglass Mesh Body Original, Full Version including Hands (Dynamic) & Feet
    • Skin:  theSkinnery – Monica, available at Collabor88
    • Hair:  Analog Dog – Terceira
    • Freckles:  Izzie’s – Heart Mole & Freckles; ALMA Makeup – Beauty Mark 1
    • Jewelry:  IT! (Indulge Temptation) – Aurora Earrings; Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
    • Pose:  Heart Poses – Snack Time
    • Backdrop:  Crystal – Horses House Backdrop
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    A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

    A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

    In yesterday’s post of the fabulous winter gazebo, snowy bridge & scenery (see it HERE), I allowed a glimpse of a beauty of a gown, with a promise to show more today.  I’m happily  fulfilling my promise!  This is a stunning gown with angular cut-outs all round the middle, boasting a satiny sheen with beautiful delicate shading that really stands out depending on the light.  With optional flexi decor in front and back, together with a “ribbon” on the sides, the dress has a dreamy romantic movement to it that unfortunately is difficult to capture in a still.  An absolutely stunning creation that can make you feel like you stepped into a fairy tale!

    • Gown:  FlowerDreams by Nile Karas – Selena Gown.   Includes a 10-color HUD for the dress & for the flexi decor, so you have the option to go all one color or to mix for a totally different look.  Sized for Hourglass, Legacy, & Maitreya.  EXCLUSIVELY at the January Swank Event, January 7th – 30th  Demo available.
    • Head:  LeLUTKA – Lilly Head (Group Gift)
    • Body:  Slink – Hourglass Mesh Body Original, Full Version including Hands (Dynamic) & Feet
    • Skin:  theSkinnery – Monica, available at Collabor88
    • Hair:  EMO-tions – Roberta Hair & Collar
    • Freckles:  Izzie’s – Heart Mole; ALMA Makeup – Beauty Mark 1
    • Makeup:  poema – Mariola Eyeshadow;);  Trend – Slayer Eyeliner
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    A Winter Wish

    A Winter Wish

    Tylar’s TreasuresJust as every piece of clothing you love may not fit your body, not all landscaping that fits your taste will fit your space.  With these three fabulous new main store releases (sold separately), you have the makings for an absolutely enchanting winter scene that are built to accommodate differing availability of space. 

    • Winter Gazebo.  Beautifully detailed, with ivy climbing up the columns, ice crystals scattered in the center, & icicles hanging from the dome.  Not only that, this fabulous gazebo is bento, which means that it’s animated with slow dances, couples & single animations (& yes, I’m using one of the single anims in the pic).  Available in both Cuddle & Adult versions.
    • Snow Mound with Trees & Bridge.   This is purely a decor piece, and what lovely decor it is!  A snow mound with 5 snowy pine trees around an open center (perfectly sized for the Winter Gazebo!!), with a bare winter white tree sparkling with falling snow crystals on each side of the included bridge, together with some other wintry ground flora.  Gorgeous!
    • Snowy Stone Bridge (not shown).  Although this bridge LOOKS identical to the one in the picture, it’s really something totally different.  That’s because this version of the bridge is bento, with slow dances, couples & single animations.  Available in both Cuddle & Adult versions.

    And if you’re wondering about the stunning gown you can barely glimpse? Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog for a close-up look and details!  Happy shopping!

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    Castanys Kel

    Castanys Kel

    The worst gatchas are where you want only one of everything available; the very best are where you want anything & EVERYTHING.  Castanys Kel is definitely positively an awesome example of the very best! As you can see in the key below, every item is a want-to-win, & although they all work fabulously together, every single item is a winner!  And there’s so much there — the Stygian outfit, yes (with HUDs too!), but also a full skin in BOM with optional ears, decorated horns, eyes, matching jewelry (with HUDs!), tattoos, even makeup, plus the orb!  I’m wearing everything in the key below except for the eyes.  See the closeup below.

    • GatchaPetrichor – Castanys Kel Gatcha.   I love this exceptionally sexy fantasy outfit, but I do need to draw special attention to the skin…  It’s simply beautiful, with built in whitening around the eyes for a magical effect. EXCLUSIVELY at this month’s Epiphany, opening January 15th.
    • Head:  LOGO  – Chelsea bento head, the latest (& IMHO the best) of all the fabulous LOGO heads.  And as you can see, beautiful in any skin, with any makeup, especially important when you’re into fantasy skins! See the closeup below!
    • Hair:  Kuni – Hera
    • Eyes:  {Demicorn} Cosmetics – Meringue Eyes (Omega Appliers)
    • Beauty Mark:  Izzie’s – Beauty Mole dark
    • Wings:  Seven’s Selections (now Vaengi Wings) – Insect Wings, Jewel
    • Location:  Cerridwens Cauldron

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    Hello 2021

    Hello 2021

    I’ve been finding it very hard to blog for the last few days. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by all that’s going on here in my country, threatening the very fabric upon which it’s based, blogging SL fashion has just seemed so unimportant.  But I woke up to the realization that it’s not just the big things that matter, but also all the little things that we enjoy, the small freedoms, the minor pleasures.  Collectively, they do add up to a big thing, and sometimes just one of those little things can momentarily be powerful enough to offer that small escape, that flash of a positive emotion…  not sufficient to turn your whole world around, but to at least bring a ray of sunshine bursting through the clouds, to offer that momentary respite from all the heaviness and doom and gloom. So I’ve returned to my second home and to my Second Life, and though it’s definitely quite a bit harder to escape, and forget, and concentrate, I’m back to give my blogging and my sponsors the attention they deserve.  After all, it’s a new year.  I’ve said goodbye to some old sponsors; I’ve moved one or two around from the human me to my fantasy other; and I’m welcoming some new ones too.  Here’s to blogging in 2021! (and, of course, happy shopping!)

    • Outfit:  GiuliaDesign – Mixa.   A form-fitting leather jacket, partially unzipped with no shirt underneath. Short leather shorts that lace-up the front & have an optional chain hanging across the butt.  What a pair, with such fabulous detail!!!  Also includes fishnet stockings (in BOM & Omega, together with the flat, somewhat punky non-rigged boots. Available in 10 colors or in a fatback, Marisela is sized for Hourglass, Legacy, & Maitreya.  Jacket & shorts sold separately, either in individual colors (10 individual/two-toned choices for the jacket; 4 for the shorts) or in a fatpack, EXCLUSIVELY at the January Vanity Event, open Jan 4th – 28th.  Demo available.
    • Head:  LeLUTKA – Lilly Head (Group Gift)
    • Skin:  theSkinnery – Scarlett (Holiday Group Gift)
    • Hair:  eXxEsS – Niva 
    • Freckles:  Izzie’s – Heart Mole & Freckles; ALMA Makeup – Beauty Mark 1
    • Makeup:  theSkinnery – Aurora Eye Makeup (Group Gift), layered with I n’ K Original – Smokey Eyes BOM; Top1 Salon – HD Sphynx Lipstick
    • Jewelry:  Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
    • Pose:  Slouch – Mugshot (gift)
    • Location:  Cemento Dark Club
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    Goodbye 2020!

    Goodbye 2020

    The world rarely agrees on anything, but I would have to guess that just about everyone is happy to see the year 2020 end.  No, things won’t magically change as the page turns on the calendar, but closing the books on the year will hopefully mean one step in the right direction.  Although most of us will be “celebrating” very very quietly, here’s a toast to better things in the year ahead!

    • Outfit:  GiuliaDesign – Marisela.  Stunningly simple two-piece dress that flaunts style whether you dress it up or down.  Criss-cross straps in back & the separate arms are what to me really make this dress a standout! Available in 10 colors or in a fatback, Marisela is sized for Hourglass, Freya, Legacy, & Maitreya. EXCLUSIVELY available at the December Swank event CLOSING TODAY (yes, I know I’m late blogging).
    • Head:  LeLUTKA – Lilly Head.  FREE Christmas Gift for Group Members.  There’s a free male head too!  Both are available HERE at a special holiday site that ONLY has the two heads.
    • Skin:  theSkinnery – Scarlett (Holiday Group Gift)
    • Hair:   Doux – Brandie
    • Makeup:  theSkinnery – Aurora Makeup (Group Gift), layered with Simple Eyeshadow & Waterline Eyeliner; ives – Passione lipstick
    • Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation (IT!) – Samsara Necklace – Loved; Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
    • Pose:  Belle Poses – Zoe
    • Location:  Backdrop Central