Beach, Please!

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

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The Sn@tch Book

The Sn@tch Book
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The Lookbook is one of my new Flickr albums in which I will display a collection of outfits compiled to show off a certain style, item, brand or event. Lookbooks tend to inspire me, both in real life and on Second Life. One lookbook that recently sparked such inspiration in me was the Inspiration lookbook, which I find a very suiting name, by the wonderful Tarani Tempest. She displayed a set of outfits which all looked very unique yet in some way, they matched perfectly.

The inspiration for my lookbook today comes from one of my favorite stores on the grid, Sn@tch. Sn@tch was founded in 2007 by Ivey Deshanel and has been around ever since. The store offers a variety of products ranging from appliers to various mesh items. Ivey uses Omega appliers which does not only make it easy to use but that also makes all of her appliers useable for many mesh bodies.The system layers are also included for those who still use their system body.

If you are not familiar with the Omega system or would like to know if your mesh body is also omega competible, I recommend you take a look at their blog which contains a lot of information and also lists all of the supported meshes.

 

Credits:
Look #1:
Hair: 
Love [High by the beach] [Brunettes] @ SaNaRae *
Top: 
:::Sn@tch Kacie Lacy Camisole (Black-S)::: – NEW! *
Shorts: 
Entice – Stars Are Blind Shorts – Blues *
Choker: 
!TLB – Kawaii Skelly Choker/Grey *
Head: 
CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Body: 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Azure @ Cosmopolitan

Look #2:
Hair: 
Love [Beauty Kills] [Gingers] @ The Fantasy Collective *
Top: 
:::Sn@tch Anya Sheer Wrap Top (Pink-S)::: – NEW! *
Skirt: 
*Fishy Strawberry* Freshman Skirt – Black Corduroy
Choker: 
AsteroidBox. Heart Collar // Black *
Sunglasses: 
AsHmOoT_Accessories Coll_Sunglasses_Basic/Black *
Head: CATWA  HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Body:
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Fjord @ Cosmopolitan

Look #3:
Hair: Love [Wandering Love] [Blondes] @ Whimsical *
Top: :::Sn@tch Posey Bustier (Green-U)::: – NEW! *
Skirt: Ninety-Oops! Strippes Skirt XXS
Choker: NOVA Anti-Valentine Choker – PSYCHO
Necklace: AsteroidBox // Coffin Cutie // Batty Necklace // Spooky RARE *
Head: CATWA  HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: May Skin – mocha tone (Enfer Sombre*) @ Whimsical *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: AG. Hypnotic Eyes – Mirage @ Cosmopolitan

Poses: Overlow Poses – Pack 66


Event Dates:
SaNaRae | May 25 – June 18
Whimsical 
| May 18 – June 8
Cosmopolitan 
| May 23 – June 4
The Fantasy Collective 
| May 22 – June 15

Little Lost Witch

Little Lost Witch
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The third Annual Castle, Home & Garden Contest by Relay for Life has just opened. It’s a wonderful event that features great builds from various creative residents and furthermore also helps to raise money for the American Cancer Society. If you’d like to know more about the event, I recommend you take a look at their website and visit the event yourself. I will also leave a link to the RFL website if you would like to know more about the organazation and their other upcoming events.

There are 10 sims in total this year. Each one has a completely unique theme which all of my fellow fantasy lovers will swoon over. Whilst walking from sim to sim, you will travel from Disneyland to The Shire and then you can suddenly find yourself in Narnia! It’s an experience you truly can’t miss.

Before diving into this marvelous adventure, I recommend you take a look at these following pages:

  • Themes
    On this page you can find a list of the different themes. There is also a small summary of each theme.
  • Layout
    This is a map of all of the different sims. You will also be able to see which merchants are located on which sim.

And if you get lost, take a look at:

  • What is it?
    If you find yourself lost or confused, perhaps this page can lighten things up for you.

As I mentioned above, there are several magical themes. These range from Disneyland to Narnia, to J.K. Rowling. Both Park Place and The Pumpkin Head have created Harry Potter themed items for the event. You can find both of these merchants on the Godric’s Hallow sim which, according to the website, is “an English village with some notable residents in the magical community. Including, at one time, a young Harry Potter”.

[Scene] - Little Lost Witch

According to this Buzzfeed test I belong to the Hufflepuff household, so I picked up this wonderful dress from The Little Bat to fully embrace my inner Hufflepuff! Unfortunately I, as a new student at Hogwarts, got lost and ended up in the Gryffindor tower! I have to admit that it was rather stunning there but I could not stay for very long. After capturing the moment to cherish as a sweet memory, I ran out to find the Hufflepuff basement ASAP!

Credits:
Hair:
 AsHmOoT_H Coll_Rachele HC/ ShatuSh – NEW!
Dress: !TLB – House Dress/Badger *
Boots: !TLB – Glitter Goth Boots @ TDSF3 *
Hat: The Pumpkin Head – Fireworks Witch Hat @ CHGC 2016 (Hunt item!) *
Head: [M3+] – Venus Anime Head (Slim) (v.1.12.17)
Head Applier: M3 Venus Skin light 2 – Lizeth (Enfer Sombre*) – SaNaRae
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: M3/Venus/Kemono/2.0 Eyes – Lovely Gray (Enfer Sombre*) *

Scene:
Studying desk: 
[Park Place] The Hollow Study Set
(incl. accessoires)
Fireplace: [Park Place] The Hollow Stone Fireplace
Includes the following accessoires:
Candle #1: [Park Place] The Hollow Medium Candlestick
Candle #2: [Park Place] The Hollow Small Candlestick
Candle #3: [Park Place] The Hollow Tall Candlestick
Shield: [Park Place] The Hollow Shield Decor
Basket: [Park Place] The Hollow Log Basket

Armchair: [Park Place] The Hollow Red Leather Wing Chair
Bookcase: [Park Place] The Hollow Bookshelf
Carpet: [Park Place] The Hollow Antique Red & Gold Rug
Banner: [Park Place] The Hollow Banner – Lion

All of the items mentioned above are available at CHGC 2016

Skybox: [Schultz Bros.] 01. Old Hotel – RARE
Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 73

Final note:
The hunt items at CHGC are to be found in the shops at the CHG sims, not in the mainstores!


Event Dates:
CHGC 2016 | May 23 – June 4
SaNaRae | May 25 – June 18
The Dark Style Fair 3 | May 14 – June 4

Bittersweet

Bittersweet
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TGIF! I’m wishing all of you the greatest weekend and I hope you will all have lots of fun!

I started my Friday off by admiring one of my now favorite urban sims, Virtual Decay. I dressed up in some fierce attire from The Little Bat and the On the Boardboard Gacha Fair, which is a quarterly gacha event, hosted by Drusilla Dethly (designer of The Little Bat). Both the event and the store are located in the Nuvoletta region, together with a couple of other stores. Altogether Nuvoletta brings a dark and slightly twisted, but a wonderful shopping experience that I would recommend to any Second Life resident who is remotely interested in dark fashion and style.

Credits:
Hair: Love – Love Myself – Midnight (Gift!) *
Top: -={UC}=- Naughty Harley Top Red Rare @ OtB Gacha Fair *
Leggings: !TLB – Lia Pants *
Sneakers: Entice – Adi Shakti Sneakers – Grey *
Mask: {VRD} Biohazard Mask {Female} @ OtB Gacha Fair *
Bracer: Anachron – Data Bracer Wrist Mounted Server (F) – Punk Custom @ Roulett3 *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: Overlow Poses – Pack 58
Location: Virtual Decay

The Little Bat

The Little Bat
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It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a Second Life adventure, but it was about time that Chloë Swaggins left her little hobbit hole to go out and explore the seemingly infinite amount of regions and locations on the Second Life grid. So I packed my bag and ran off my platform, kinda looking like this:

My first destination was the *Everwinter* Post Apocalyptic Theme Park, inspired by the abandoned amusement park in the city of Pripyat. The Pripyat amusement park was an upcoming amusement park, meant to open on May 1, 1986, but was never finished due to the Chernobyl disaster that occured on April 26.

Upon arriving at the sim you will be offered a notecard and a flashlight. The notecard contains all kind of useful information for as well the regular visitor as for photographers and bloggers. The flashlight is actually quite handy too as it is rather dark at the park (with the region default windlight at least). Walking around with the flashlight and your sound on will most definitely contribute to your experience at the park.

Credits:
Hair: 
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Kim” Black 4
Top:
 !TLB – Eliza Top/XS @ The Thrift Shop
Skirt: 
{Peachy} Dream Skirt XS *white*
Shoes: 
DI: “Lady” Lace Boots – Darkness (Rare) @ OtB Gacha Fair
Choker: 
Pixel Geek – Skull choker @ Kowai Pon-Pon
Piercing: 
[R]uckus – Septum Piercing SILVER @ OtB Gacha Fair
Arm Bag: 
[Since1975] – Crusew ArmBag @ Roulett3
Leg Bag: 
[Since1975] – Crusew LegBag @ Roulett3
Wings: 
[D]oki – Bat Wings @ Kowai Pon-Pon
Head: 
CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 *
Head Applier: 
DS’ELLES -(WEAR) Hud Catwa- CAMILLE-PORCELAINE @ The Black Dot Project
Lipstick: Included in Catwa HUD
Body: 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: 
AG. Blissful Eyes – Cold Blue

Pose: [ILAYA] Georgia~Poses
Location: Everwinter

*: I will vlog Alice as soon as I can. I currently have a few other vlogs on my schedule and school is also still a thing so please stay patient. Thank you so much!

Stripes ‘n Stuff

Love Hair - Me, Myself & I + Hurricane
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Lovespun from Love Hair came out with this incredibly cute gift for Mother’s Day a few days ago. It’s called Hurricane (Halsey song reference?) and it comes in an ombre pack. She also released two new hairs at The Chapter Four and Hairology. The second of which I still have to blog since it came out after I shot this picture. And yes, that does mean this picture has been sitting on my laptop for a while. I’m late, again.

I can explain though! Let me explain, please! Hey, where are you going? Come back!
(Real mature, Chloë…)

For real though, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be a bit more busy the upcoming 3 weeks due to the end of the semester closing in while still being really behind with all of my work. Bear with me, please!

Credits:
Left Girl:
Hair:
 Love – Me, Myself, & I @ The Chapter Four (until 
Dress: !TLB – Lizzie Dress
Bow Tie: 12.Le Coq D’or – bow {12} @ The Showroom
Head: [M3+] – Venus Anime Head (Slim) (v.1.12.17)
Head Applier: M3 Venus Skin light 2 – Alice (Enfer Sombre*)
Eyes: M3/Venus/Kemono/2.0 Eyes – Lovely Green (Enfer Sombre*)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Right Girl
Hair: Love – Hurricane (gift!)
Dress: !TLB – Lizzie Dress
Bow Tie: 10.Le Coq D’or – bow {10} 1 @ The Showroom
Head: [M3+] – Venus Anime Head (Slim) (v.1.12.17)
Head Applier: M3 Venus Skin light 2 – Alice (Enfer Sombre*)
Eyes: M3/Venus/Kemono/2.0 Eyes – Lovely Pink (Enfer Sombre*)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Pose: [ILAYA] – Finella Poses

The Hipster Squad

The Hipster Squad

As I’ve mentioned in my previous vlog, I am currently not at home. Which means that I have limited access to my laptop for the rest of the week. I did however have some time to sneak behind my laptop and create this lovely ensemble. Meet “The Hipster Squad”, the geeky-cool alto’s, the “I liked it before it was mainstream”-crew, whatever you’d like to call them. Wanna know more about them? Let me link you to their royal anthem that is filled with tumbling irony. Enjoy!

Credits:
Left Girl:
Hair: Love – Love Myself – Pale
Dress:
 Entice – My Girl Dress – Plaid
Sweater: NS:: Black lines Waist Sweater @ GEN-Neutral
Garter: Pixel Geek – Spiked bow garter
Phone: 15.Le Coq D’or – yummy phone {6}
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Midnight

Middle Girl:
Hair: Love – Red – Ombres #1 Naturals – Mocha & Vanilla
Dress: !creamSH! Minato Dress -FAT PACK- XXS for The Unknown Hunt*
Necklace: AsteroidBox. Love Skull Necklace // Black
Phone: 14.Le Coq D’or – yummy phone {5}
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Black

Right Girl:
Hair: Love – Forget Me Not @ SaNaRae
Sweater: NS:: Mesh Hipster Sweater
Pants: !TLB – Pinstripe Jeans/XXS
Phone: 1.Le Coq D’or – yummy  phone {1} RARE
Eyes: .tsg. Luminate – Dark Brown

All Girls:
Glasses: AsHmOoT_Acc Coll_Nerd Glasses/ BB
Head: CATWA HEAD Candy V4.9
Head Applier: .::WoW Skins::. Irina 2016 MILK @ Designer Circle
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Scene:
Fences: uK – Spring Garden Hearts Fence Light for The Gacha Guardians*

*: These are mainstore events so the items are available at the in-world store.

In The Shadows

In The Shadows

Credits:
Hair: [e] Claudette by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Dress: !TLB – Anya Dress by Drusilla Dethly
Garter: !TLB – Celtic Garter by Drusilla Dethly  (@ Luck Of The Irish Gacha Fair – starts today at 12am)
Shoes: HEYDRA Synder Boot Black by Heydra Starfall
Head: .tsg. Runa Mesh Head A Tone by Eilfie Sugarplum
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle
Pose: Duruin – Jumping from the high by Muliana2

@ Saint Pete City