Can’t keep it bottled up

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Christmas is almost here and I have spent the past few days wrapping presents and watching cheesy Christmas movies with my roommates. I recently also had the pleasure of meeting my dear friend Cyanna Starsmith in-world for the very first time and snapping this festive picture of us. Cyanna has her own blog called Shop ’til Drop. She is incredibly stylish and takes dazzling photo’s to showcase her daily looks. To keep up with her wonderful stylings and work, make sure you follow her blog as well as Flickr.

Les Encantades

Les Encantades recently released this festive outfit and it is absolutely adorable. It comes with a jacket, dress, collar and garters and is available in several different colours. You can find this sweet outfit at the Les Encantades mainstore.

On9

I have already done a video with my favorite fashion finds and now it’s time to show my favorite decor finds. I combined several pieces from the Holidays drink cart by Aphrodite Shop with the xclusives from ChiC buildings and DJ / SF. Remember to visit On9 before it closes on the 28th.

Happy holidays, everyone! ♥

“Lemme hear you say
Oh, oh
Can’t keep it bottled up
Make it pop like pink champagne
In the purple rain
We’re gonna paint the city
We’re gonna show off all our pretty
Pink champagne
Let ’em know our names.
Screamin’ so loud
They’ll hear us in LA”
– Ariana Grande, Pink Champagne


For Cyanna’s credits, please refer to her blog.

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Solana Mesh Hair *
Headpiece: =Zenith=X`mas Deer Headband (Group Gift)
Collar: *LE* JingleBells Holiday necklace *
Jacket: *LE* JingleBells Holiday Bolero *
Dress: *LE* JingleBells Holiday Dress *
Shoes: Pure Poison – Lalita Boots @ Collabor88
Head: .tsg. Dakota Mesh Head D Tone *
Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Nut *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Pose: Glamrus . Settle

Scene:
[Cb] Wallflower Holiday Tree – Gold @ On9 *
Aphrodite vuvuzelas @ On9 *
Aphrodite funny balloons @ On9 *
Aphrodite Holidays drinks cart @ On9 *
Aphrodite special liquor @ On9 *
Aphrodite funny sign @ On9 *
Aphrodite funny sign @ On9 *
[Cb] Stars Holder (gift) @ On9 *
uK – Boxed Star Dark Sm @ FaMESHed *
{vespertine}- twinkle fairylight cluster / copper @ Collabor88 
DJ / SF  Demeter Day Bed – light @ On9 *
Aphrodite champagne bottle on ice bucket @ On9 *
uK – Falling Star Dark @ FaMESHed *
[Cb] Holiday Shelf with Stars – Walnut @ On9 *
Scarlet Creative Country Keep 2


Event dates:
Collabor88 | December 8 – January 6
On9 | December 9 – 28
FaMESHed | December 1 – 27

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On9’s Grand Holiday Party

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A great thing about photography is that there is always space for collaboration. I recently got together with my dear friend Exis to shoot a photo of this wonderfully cozy outfit by MSS, which you can currently find at On9.

This month’s theme for On9 is Grand Holiday Party. It is a round filled with glitz and glam and it’s simply fabulous. Check out the shopping guide on the On9 blog for a full overview of the December exclusives.

I have done a video with my favorite finds at the current round of On9: https://youtu.be/u4V3AcRTSck

Featured designers:
> no.match
> Letituier
> NAMINOKE
> PurpleMoon Creations
> Kunglers
> Baubles! by Phe
> AGATA
> MSS
> AnaMarkova
> Pose It
> Garbaggio
> NYU

Don’t forget to pick up all the gifts and be sure to come around before On9 closes on December 28th.


For Exis credits, please refer to her blog.

Hair: #Foxy – Waterfalls.
Headpiece: [noctis] Snow Queen headpiece @ Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms *
Choker: :: PM :: Frozen Choker -all in one- @ On9 *
Dress: *MSS* Skadi Gown Beige @ On9 *
Coat: *MSS* Skadi Fur Wrap Dusted Rose @ On9 *
Head: CATWA HEAD Annie 4.8 *
Head applier: ###  [PUMEC]  –  RARE  – January – CATWA HEAD HUD @ The Chapter Four *
Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Sky *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Pose: Pose It-Glam Friends 2 @ On9 *

Location: It all starts with a smile


Event dates:
On9 | December 9 – 28
Winter Solstice | December 9 – 19
The Chapter Four | December 4 – 21

Welcome to the mystic realms

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Pale Girl Productions is the company behind a couple of big and exciting events, such as Skin Fair. For this winter, they got together with Empyrean Forge to revamp the Mystic Realms Faire into the new Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms event. It is a winter fantasy event though with over a 100 vendors and participating designers from all kinds of genres, I am sure anyone would be able to find something that suits their style.

You can find the designer line-up for Winter Solstice on their blog together with the shopping guide.

Connect with PGP:
PGP Blog
PGP on Flickr
PGP on Facebook
PGP Info Group

Make sure to visit this annual celebration of winter fantasy before it closes on December 19th.


Hair: Love [Lost Kitten] [Gingers] @ Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms *
Headpiece: [sYs] KALT crown (unrigged mesh) – gold @ Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms *
Top: *pm* Tapestry Jacket @ Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms *
Bottoms: *pm* Tapestry Slacks @ Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms *
Shoes: Garbaggio // Lauren Pumps @ On9 *
Head: CATWA HEAD Annie 4.8 *
Head applier: Insol: face Candy (CATWA), ST03 ‘Peach’ *
Eyes: AG. Serene Eyes – Amber *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 *
Pose: Pose It-Spies [Winter] 1 @ Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms *

Location: Magical Mystery

Catwa Catya Bento Head

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Project Bento is an extension to the standard Second Life avatar which makes it possible to customize your mesh heads, similar to shaping your standard Second Life facial features in the past. You can read more about Bento in this short forum post by Linden Lab.

Before purchasing your first Bento head, please consider the following:

  • The head will only be visible on a Bento viewer. You can download the Bento beta viewer via the Alternative Viewer wiki page.
  • Project Bento is currently still in its beta testing phase, meaning that there will be bugs and glitches. Creators will do their absolute best to fix any bugs on their side. However, please remember that they will be unable to fix Second Life bugs.

Catwa – Catya Bento Head

Catwa recently released her first Bento head named Catya. Listed below are a few details regarding the head that I have not discussed in my video:

  • Expressions: Catya comes with 9 standard expressions. The expressions are currently only compatible with the default shape:

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  • HUDs: The pack includes an Animations and Master HUD. The last one of which is a replacement of the previous Main HUD.

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  • Price: Catya costs 5000 L$ and comes with the following:
    – Alpha layers
    – Various gestures
    – Mesh head (with teeth)
    – Mesh head (without teeth)
    – Animations and Master HUD
    – Info & Updates Log
    – Rigged eyes
    Remember to try a DEMO before purchasing the head.
  • Troubleshooting: Join the in-world group called CATWA HEAD Friends for live chat support. Paste the following link into your local chat and click to join: secondlife:///app/group/29c5ca14-7e13-fdf0-c531-2507844a1eef/about

For more information, take a look at Catwa’s blog and YouTube channel. Both contain helpful information, tips and tricks!

Catya lookbook video

For my video on Catya, I displayed three different looks to show various ways of styling and shaping the head. You can find the custom shapes that I have used for these looks on my Marketplace.


Credits:

Look 1:
Hair:
 “”D!va“” Hair “Nina” @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Top: :V.e. Hopeless Romantic Blouse Rose
Earrings: (Kunglers) Gaby earrings Citrine @ On9 *
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: .tsg. Ikki Applier for Catwa Dyana *OMEGA* – X Tone *
Lipstick: .tsg. Ikki Lipstain Omega Applier – Blood *
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Annie

Look 2:
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Ramsey @ We Love Roleplay *
Top: SD Sweater V11 with Hud Black
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: [PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier (monolid) *
Lipstick: Included with head applier
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Bella

Look 3:
Hair: Moon. Hair. // Pixie Harlow
Dress: UC_Lily_dress @ The Liaison Collaborative *
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.02 *
Head applier: Insol: face Kate (CATWA), ST02 ‘Creme’ @ Uber *
Lipstick: Included with mesh head
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Shape: CD – Catya Shape – Lesley


Event dates:
The Liaison Collaborative | November 7 – 30
On9 | November 9 – 28
We Love Roleplay | November 4 – 30
Uber | October 25 – November 23

Friends in overalls

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“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”
– Thomas A. Edison


For Hara‘s credits, please refer to her blog.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:.  ARTEMISA *
Dress: 
[LAKSHMI]Paniz Dress @ On9 *
Hosiery: 
Entice – Say My Name Pantyhose *
Boots: 
Entice – Run the World Boots @ Designer Showcase *
Head: 
CATWA HEAD Amelie V4.9 *
Head applier: 
[PF] – Liya – CATWA Mesh Head Applier *
Lipstick: 
AG. Creamy Lipstick – Omega Applier @ Cosmpolitan *
Lashes: Arte – Catwa Applier – Lux Lashes @ The Chapter Four
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Ears: 
BentBox Sylvan Ears
Eyes:
 AG. Elysian Eyes – Charcoal *
Pose: GlamRus Poses Better Together

Scene:
NEW @ The Seasons Story
Kalopsia – Hazel’s Fence
{Your Dreams} Love & Trust – Wheel and pumpkins
{Your Dreams} Love & Trust – anemone flower
NAMINOKE Momiji (Autumn plants)
[Brixley] window frame
[Brixley] window frame. mirror
.::Cubic Cherry::. {Lil forest} mushroom table red
Little Llama – Harvest Greetings – C & H

hive // wooden pumpkin set (orange wood) @ Salem
Little Branch Magic Sourwood v1 & v3 @ FaMESHed
Little Branch Cedar v1 & 3


Event dates:
On9 | October 9 – 28
Designer Showcase | October 5 – 31
Cosmopolitan 
| October 10 – 22
The Chapter Four | October 4 – 21
The Seasons Story | October 10 – 31
Salem | October 1 – 31
FaMESHed | October 1 – 27

Take a bow

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“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.”
– Richard Wright


Credits:
*Hair: VALLANI. Melony Hair @ SaNaRae
*Hat: Entice – The Thieving Magpie – Bowler @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Dress: Entice – The Thieving Magpie Dress @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Cane: Entice – The Thieving Magpie – Cane @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Shoes: -KC- AUSTIN ANKLE BOOTS / PAIR @ MBA Bi-Monthly
*Head: CATWA HEAD AnnaGrey V4.10
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – T5 – Dolce // Showgirl
Body: -Belleza- Venus V4.01

*Pose: [evoLove] – DWTD @ Pose Lovers & Friends

Scene:
*Bench: Serenity Style- Cinema Days Chairs RARE @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Doormat: Serenity Style- Cinema Days Doormat @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Cinema ticket: Serenity Style- Cinema Days Ticket @ The Liaison Collaborative
*Skybox: :: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, Red @ On9


Event dates:
SaNaRae | August 25 – September 18
The Liaison Collaborative | September 7 – 30
MBA Bi-Monthly | September 10 – 30
Pose Lover & Friends | September 9 – 25
On9 | September 9 – 28

On9 Southeast Asia Part 2

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I’m late again… /me hands you the virtual chair. B-but it’s here! Part two of my On9 vlog for July. I hope you’ll enjoy this last minute Southeast Asian goodness ♥

 

Click here to watch the full video


Featured designers:
ERSCH | no.match_ | NYU | LAKSHMI | PHEDORA. | Pose It | Snowpaws | TUKINOWAGUMA | Valentina E.

(originally in part 1): .:EMO-tions:. | Entice | Baubles! by Phe

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 66


Event Dates:
On9 | July 9 – 28

On9 Southeast Asia

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On9 is here! (and I’m late, I know… just… high five me in the face with a virtual chair or something, okay?)

This round was filled with Southeast Asian goodness, which hit home in all the good kind of ways. Come take a peek whilst I go over all of my favorite fashion finds (the triple F’s!) from On9 July! ♥

Click here to watch the full video


Featured designers:
ArisAris | .::Nanika::. | .:EMO-tions:. | Purple Moon | [MODA] | alme. | AnaMarkova | Baubles! by Phe | Entice

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 66


Event Dates:
On9 | July 9 – 28

PS. The accessoires of this outfit will be displayed in part 2 of my On9 – July Event Overview.

Beach, Please!

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Tomorrow is the last day of On9‘s June round before it closes up until the 9th for a new and dazzling round filled with summer delight. I will be doing a vlog for the July round of On9 as well, which is so very exciting for me.

On another note, because of my current real life circumstances I feel as if it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a short break from Second Life and blogging/vlogging. I have to take some time off to focus on wrapping up my semester and simply reprioritize things. I will return as soon as I feel capable to blog/vlog again and above all, feel inspired to.

In all honesty, blogging has felt like such an obligation lately. I absolutely love taking the photo’s and experience so much joy creating new outfits, scenes and finding new photoshop techniques but some of my more recent posts were sparked by a force of inspiration rather than that they were results of its natural flow. I have so many ideas and concepts for my video blog and YouTube channel as well, though I never feel like executing them, simply because I am so tired, demotivated and feel so uninspired at times. And I know that creating content with that state of mind will lead to nothing but being unsatisfied and unhappy with my work, which leads to even more demotivation. It’s a vicious cycle and it’s one that I have been through and thought I had overcome in the past, but it always comes back. Due to this I also feel as if a short break could perhaps help me regain some of my “creative energy”, as far as I have that, and completely terminate this vicious cycle so I can return with new content that you and I will both enjoy without having to cope with all kinds of negativities and such. Thank you for everything and I hope to see you in July! ♥

“It’s summer all the time
With you, you make me feel alright
All swings and waterslides
We’re summery and pretty high
I’d like to watch the tide
Come and then go out at night
With you”
– Viola Beach, Swings And Waterslides

Credits:
Hair: 
.:EMO-tions:. * LENI * (Reds) *
Top: 
!TLB – Beach Please Tank *
Bottoms: 
.HW. Mermaid .Bootie Shorts. @ Suicide Dollz *
Choker: 
tapi :: luna choker @ Suicide Dollz *
Head:
CATWA HEAD Helena V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
Insol: CATWA Face Applier ‘Ashley’ – ST2 ‘Creme’ @ Tres Chic *
Body: 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Mermaid – M *

Scene:
Boat:
DJ – Mesh Beach Boat Seat White @ On9 *
Bamboo: 
LB_GreenBamboo{Cluster}


Event Dates:
Suicide Dollz | June 19 – July 1
On9 | June 9 – 28