As The Second World Goes ‘Round
Just another avatar’s view of Second Life!

Feb
17

Your Candy Heart Says “Get Real”


You’re a bit of a cynic when it comes to love.
You don’t lose your head, and hardly anyone penetrates your heart.

Your ideal Valentine’s Day date: is all about the person you’re seeing (with no mentions of v-day!)

Your flirting style: honest and even slightly sarcastic

What turns you off: romantic expectations and “greeting card” holidays

Why you’re hot: you don’t just play hard to get – you are hard to get

Thank you very much

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Feb
05

C’est mari gras!!! Yay!!! Get out those masks and induge in Unbridled Hedonism Day!!!! Hope everyone enjoys the day! Make sure you walk home, take a cab, limo, party bus, etc. to get home!!! DONT DRINK AND DRIVE!!  I need to keep my readership numbers. lol. Hope you have a fantastic night!

Remember to shower the flashing noobs with lots of free L$ today, as this is the day they can do that without being chastised. lol!

Remember DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Jan
24

These are just some of the symptoms of my first week back at school. Yay! I don’t know if I will be on as much as I used to be, because of the amount of work that I want to get down this semster. I might just have to be on weekends, Friday-Sunday, so that way I can get all my work done and continue in-world. I will try to get on during the week, but I can’t promise anything right now as I’m really trying to push hard for high grades espcially at the beginning of the semster. lol

Adia

Jan
21

Okay, may be not, but in the RL fashion world retailers/designers are busy at work. I will be covering each of the RL season’s trends! If I can get around to it (school is starting), I will take pics of my self with the trend on. Each trend will be a different post so that way I don’t need to be up all night. Although I will do the first trend in this post.

1. Around the Grid in 80 days

Trend: Earthy colors, Ethnic prints, Bright flashes of color, Floral

Key Colors: All the Greens, bright rustic yellows, toned down gemstones, neutrals

Key Prints: FLORALS- like not your grandma’s or parent’s couch, lively hued and either non-blured or blured and not over-the-top to the point of gudey. Also tye-dye looks that have the appearance of some type of floral feeling are good choices.

ANIMAL- Big and bold prints are in. Think “Large and In Charge”. Reserve the small prints to either florals or ethnic patterns

ETHNIC- Try outfits from India, Africa, Asia, Native American, or somewhere you don’t reside, Mix and match with favorite mix and match pieces. If the color of the pattern is bright, tone it down with neutral colors

Fashion SAFARI- Structure and Neutral colors are popular to add a touch of masculine style to your outfit!

Key Words: Rustic, Army, Neutral, flowers, Jungle, Floral, Print

Key sillotets(shapes of the outfit): Hard and/or soft shapes that flatter the body, Controlled Volume,

A small selection of SL stores to find bits and pieces for your worldly look.

Earthtones Boutique: Just about everything
Casa Del Shai: Just about everything, though
Roisin is a perfect example of this trend!
Mailtreya: Her wedges are a good buy too for the season!
Immortal: She has some other nice offerings that fall into this trend!
*ICING*: Just about everything

Jan
18

I got new pics up on flickr!!! Yay! I did a fashion shoot, which I haven’t done in awhile because of school and the holidays. It is neat.

To see the pictures at full fickr size click on the pics over on the left side!

<— I am a sexy beast. lol

Jan
15

Yay, while browsing in a great Japanese shopping sim recommended by the always fabulous Callah Lyon on her blog Soigné I spotted a small little boutique named SHOP SEU and spotted some nice shorts. Further investigation of the store I spotted some nice turtleneck sweaters. I hoped that the stuff wouldn’t be too expensive after buying stockings and some poses from Glanz, and most of the items on Japanese sims aren’t too expensive, but who knows. The sweater is nice and light, so it is good to wear during spring, and depending on your local climate for the summer months/winter months. The shorts are really really nice prim shorts that are poofy, kind of like Veshi’s poofy shorts. The textures are great and the outfits are nicely detailed and not overdone.The colors are neutral and can go with anything.

The sweaters cost 30L$ and the shorts only 90L$. There are three different colors available for both products.

SLURL for *SHOP SEU*

Here is a picture of the outfit:
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*Hair: Gwen in Black (Drama Hair pack) from ((Gurl 6)) (dollorbie)
*Skin: Vedette in Ginger from LF CHAI (Second Style Issue #15 freebie)
*Jewelry: Vinyl record earrings from Electric Jane’s (not 100% sure about the name XD)
*Top: Turtleneck in Cream from SHOP SEU
*Shorts: Shorts in Navy from SHOP SEU
*Boots: Kyoto Leather boots in Gold from Armidi
*Stockings: Deliah from Last Call:'(

Jan
12

I want to do a lot of things in Second Life. Be somehow involded with the fashion community besides being a consumer. I don’t have the time for long photo shoots, and my photoshop skills are less then to be desired. I don’t have the time to design and run a business. I want to write for a fashion blog or mag. As much as I really want to start another blog, i want to join an established blog or magazine. The idea for my new blog would be taking designs from the runway and finding ways to reproduce the look in SL. Hmmm. Geez, I feel so depressed and I shouldn’t. SL is supposed to be fun, not super-stressful and depressing. I just need another way to get money since I just want to spend, spend, spend, and spend. Hmmm. I don’t really know what to do right now. I really don’t want to leave SL over something really small. There has to be a way to recharge SL. Hmm The first time that I put myself out there on the market for working at a fashion mag was like a month or so ago. The person really liked me and requested a writing sample in which I gave her. I didn’t hear back for a long time. Then the same magazine put out a model search. I was looking through the requirements and it turns out, they don’t like guys playing a female av. That made me think that was the reason why they never got back to me. I have since stopped reading their blog and their magazine, which it always takes a few months to get out when the leader in the fashion magazines is putting an issue out every single month. I really love SL fashion, I get to wear things I could never and most likely never wear in the real world. I think I have something to contribute to the fashion world in SL.

Perhaps I’m just deluding myself again with illusions of grandure. Perhaps I should just do that paper that I want to do, but unfortunatly I have no clue where to start. Frankly, I’m only a lower division undergraduate student. I haven’t taken all these fancy classes that most people on SL have taken while they are in college years ago. This always to tends to happen to me. I want to be in the big leagues when I’m not really there. It somewhat crosses into RL, but oddly enough in someways I have made it to my own personal big leagues and I’m happy about that. Now if I can only cross that over to SL everything would be perfect.

But then again, can we get to perfect? While I tend want perfection, not much actually gets there. And I think with SL perfection is basically within our grasp. Our avatars are mostly stunning, rail-thin, models. People shell out close to $90 USA to buy the most beautiful exclusive boots that have ever graced the Grid.  Plus there is such perfect jewelry that would put a lot of HIGH END RL Designers in panic mode.

Even though I tend to get rapped up in the small details about certain things, I try hard to put everything into perspective. Some days I don’t want perfection in my life. Flaws give the item in question character, reality. If people are so concerned about  using SL not as a game, but a social networking platform, shouldn’t we be less perfect? Now, I don’t know much about relationships, but wouldn’t a flaw diamond be far more romantic because after the ring is put on the finger and  somehow that the person, by the act of the connection of touch be completing diamond, which then no longer is just a piece of jewelry, but a symbol of two spirits love and connection?  God, I so weird.  Most likely there isn’t anyone that believes that and would reject the ring based on the fact it is flawed. Even if they got the most expenisive ring on the plant would still beg for more diamonds.

Wow this topic has really morphed. humf. Perhaps I’m tired and not thinking straight. No because everything i just wrote feels 101% right to me.   But I’m tired. Perhaps we are more likely to say what we really think. Plus, isn’t good to let off some steam every once and awhile to avoid becoming so blocked up with steam that it could power the world for years, which has happened to me before.  Hmmm.

Jan
04

Hopefully this will aprear unlike the others:

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Dec
30

Well, I’m thinking about taking everything down and starting over with Pomme de Terre. I will still offer what I have already up, but everything needs to be redone! I will also be taking my time with this because I’m so unexpectedly busy! I have reading, personal, to do,  rl friends to catch up with, books to buy for next semester and what feels like so much more to do than my business! Ahh! lol Also I felt like I rushed my opening because I wanted so badly to open my business. I will also be moving location. I really need the traffic to get things rolling. Oh what else, oh yes, I have to find someway to make clothes. I really suck at complex graphic designs like clothes. I wonder if I could do some hand drawn stuff.

Perhaps, maybe I should change the product. I don’t know. I really like designing furniture, but I’m only so good with prim manipulation and I can’t even figure out how to do sulpties.

This is most likely not the best idea in the world, but perhaps I should do a consulting firm type thing. Im always “designing” fashion shows when I listen to my iPod and coming up with some grand experience, not event, to show off designer’s clothes. Hmmm.

Maybe the business should close, because it is a ton of work and frankly I do not have the time, especially with the next semester coming up and really figuring out what schools I want to apply to transfer to. I really want to focus on my studies for good grades and the like. Not that I would leave SL, but it will go lower on the list of priories. Honestly I thought I had the time for running a business, but now I’m really starting to question that. Also it feels like I have been consciously ignoring my business because I dont really want a lot of stress during the break, since there is enough in rl with the holidays and the like.

Man, I really need to start raising funds for this museum that I want to build. I think it would be really cool, since I do want to write a paper on the many cultures within SL. What to do, what to do? Maybe I should just start interviewing people and taking notes. Perhaps I will just get a paper out of this and not a full scale museum, although I would really like to share my findings with the Grid in an interactive experience. I can see it now. lol Why do I do this to myself. hmm.

Perhaps I should just focus on just doing the paper. Frankly, that is something that I really want to do.  The running of a museum would be a lot more stressful and time consuming than my business. Maybe I can just work at an SL museum. I’m sure there are plenty of SL museums, but then again, they are mostly art galleries,  not a lot of full scale museums, even those are primarly art museums. Perhaps I should look a little harder to find those places, if they exist.

Anyway, I really want to contact the designer of Elegance Hats because I really want to get a custom hat done. It would be a simple hat with three shoots of tulle. I have a copy of what I want it to look like.

Good lord, I have a lot of work to do. Perhaps I should take a break. Well then again, everything seems to be worse off because of the fact that I’m writing this on very little sleep. Although some of my reflections seem to make sense. I hope I can come up with an answer soon.

Look for my best of Holiday freebies coming out after the  new year. I have a ton to sort through. Yes, just like my best of jewelry expo (freebies) I will be making trophies! Yay! lol

Anyway, if I dont blog before the new year, I would like to wish you all a Wonderful New Year 2008! Remember not to drink and drive in RL!!! Be safe, walk back to your pad , get a taxi, bus, limo, party bus, or a non-drinking driver because not only are you putting your and your passagner’s lives in danger, but other motorists and pedresians lives on the line.

Dec
25

Happy Holidays, everyone!!! I have released 5 gemstone brooches, check on my OnRez site, or my store! Yes, yes, I know I misspelt brooch on the vendors, those will be changed after Christmas, so hang in there! lol I never claimed to be the world’s best speller! lol Have a great Christmas, and don’t Drink AND Drive and stay safe, I can’t afford to loose any more readers (lol).