Sunday, 17 August 2014

Both sides now...

Rows and flows of angel hair 
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, 
I've looked at clouds that way.

But now they only block the sun, 
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done, 
But clouds got in my way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

From "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell

Style notes:
Parasol: NYU/Vanity Poses - Birdcage Umbrella /Gold for La Metallique Fair **
(pose shown in pic 3)
Hair: Vanity Hair - Crazy in Love / Rainbows HUD **
Dress: Fashionably Dead - Elysian Fields Dress /Opaque/Pink at Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison - Le Goldet Pumps for La Metallique Fair
Jewellery: Maxi Gossamer - Zulaikha Lattice Necklace, Love Pearl Charm Bracelet
Slouch Poses - used in pics 1,2 and 4
Location: The Trace

**review copies

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The dress

As an iMac user, I struggle to use the latest Second Life viewers. There's an issue of incompatibility with the Mavericks Operating System that means I get "massive camera lag" - basically my cam can spin uncontrollably, making it impossible to move, and very, very difficult to take photos. In low to medium graphics settings it's not too bad, but in ultra, which I use for photos, it can be pretty challenging. 

So although I do have the latest Firestorm and Second Life viewers installed,  I very rarely use them. As a consequence, I can't see Fitted Mesh, or materials in my everyday viewer. I have actually worn fitted mesh for a fashion show, which was interesting! I styled "blind" took a gamble on a few poses I thought would work, then braved V3 to check my styling and poses, and make a few adjustments. Then I walked the runway unable to see my own outfit! 

But sometimes, something comes along that makes it worth biting the bullet and dealing with the challenges - and this is the dress that did it for me! From VRSION Lode, it's called Konvert and comes only in black. It's an elegant, classy, beautifully executed statement piece that hits all the right buttons. It comes in fitted mesh only, but for something this well made, it's forgivable. Well worth facing the camera spin for!

Style notes:
Dress: VRSION Lode - Konvert
Hair: Vanity Hair - Reaching Edges *new* **
Earrings: Zibska - Jolene (Hair Fair 2014 gift)
Bangle: LaGyo - Savanna Bangle
Eye makeup: La Malvada Mujer - My Pink No.1 from The Cosmetics Fair
Lips and cheeks: Dead Apples

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Unbearable lightness of being

"We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according
to the kind of look we wish to live under... The fourth category, the rarest, is the people
who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers."
Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Style notes:
Romper: NYU - Silk Romper /Milk *new* at The Liaison Collaborative **
Ankle & Foot chains: .Shi Kin *new*
Necklace, bracelet, ring: Ison - Safari Tribe /Gold at July Collabor88
Hair: Vanity Hair - Infinity *new Hair Fair 2014 release* **
Nails applier: Pekka /Dark Gradient from The Cosmetics Fair
Eye makeup: Zibska - Tanzy /Peach from The Cosmetics Fair
Lips: Glam Affair -  Romy Lipstick /Temptation 10

**review copy

Thursday, 24 July 2014


This post is dedicated to my SL Big Sister who sadly lost her RL partner last week.  This gown is named for her too. It's so hard to find words at a time like this, but I hope she knows how much she is loved by her SL friends and family and I hope that can give her some small comfort in her time of grief.  One of the biggest frustrations of virtual relationships is we cannot simply offer a hand to hold at times like this, when words feel like they have so little meaning.  But here I am, offering a virtual hand to hold...all my love Sis, you're in my thoughts always xoxoxoxoxox

Style notes:
Gown: ghee - Starlite Gown /Peony *new*
Hair: Vanity Hair - Flirt 2 *Hair Fair 2014 Release*
Earrings: Chic Zafari - Torta Fiore Rose Earrings