Sunday, 30 March 2014

New, New, NEW

I get excited about new Truth hair, of course. If I have to wait more than a couple of weeks for new hair I get the shakes. Thank god I don't have the same reaction to a lack of newness from the marvelous clothing store Mon Tissu, because lately Mon Tissu is the George R.R. Martin of cute clothes in Second Life. (Did you see how I stuck in the nerd reference? If you're not a nerd, it means that it's a long time between releases.)

Happily, Mon Tissu has new releases out and the Second Life fashionistas have been busily snapping up casual jeans and tops. So CUTE!


TRUTH HAIR Lottie (New Release)
Mon Tissu Coquette Blouse ~ Stars (New Release)
Mon Tissu Harlow's Cuffed Jeans ~ Medium Wash (New Release)
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Ramona 77
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Izzie's - Slink Visage Head Applier (Maci pale BASE)
Izzie's - Maci Body BASE pale
IKON Promise Eyes - Green (M)

Friday, 28 March 2014

My Shoes Are Pure Poison

Can you believe these shoes? Pure Poison has added SLink add-on shoes to its offerings, and I now have a wardrobe full of beautifully detailed summer sandals. The pair I'm wearing is for the Limited Bazaar, so you'd better hurry over to pick up a pair before they're gone.

I'm still wearing my SLink head Becky, because the idea of limiting my expressions to my usual perennial calm just seems so boring now.


Pure Poison - Gypsy Sandals (at The Limited Bazaar)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Exile hair - Rain (at The Arcade Gacha Event)
tram -vintage denim op navy
tram -vintage denim op Belt
AE Carolyn 2 Tone C Applier for Slink Visage Head
Adam N Eve Skin Carolyn 2 Tone C Bare
IKON Promise Eyes - Green

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

My First SL Video - The Dance Meme

I am so excited! Because Strawberry Singh decided on a dance challenge for her blog meme this week I have actually made my first SL video! Yeah, it's not great, but I figured out some basics. I used Berry's recommended video capture software, Camtasia. There's a 30 day free trial, so I'm able to play with it a bit before committing to buying. Thanks Berry for prompting me to try something I've wanted to learn for a long time!

Meme Instructions: Share a photo and/or video of your avatar dancing in Second Life. Also answer the following questions and share your favorite dances and animation stores with us. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your pictures in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.
  1. Which dance are you sharing in the image/video and where is it from? I have HUDs filled with dances. The dance HUD I used in the video is filled with Vista Animations pop dances.
  2. Which is your favorite dance in Second Life? – The old Bits and Bobs couples dances. They are awesome to watch.
  3. What are your favorite dance animation stores in Second Life? – I haven't shopped for dances in quite awhile. Unlike clothes and skins, well made animations don't get too dated in SL, so oldies can still be goodies.
  4. Are you a frequent dancer in Second Life? – Not so much lately, but Ayla, April and I like to get together and dance sometimes.
  5. Are you a frequent dancer in the real world? – LOL. I used to dance for exercise, then I broke my ankle (not while dancing), and my dancing days seem to be over.

Hucci Glynco Pumps - Corner Red
Baiastice Mjrie top-black-size
Maitreya Leather Skinny Pants - Black
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S - Mid
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Adam N Eve Amy Genesis Tone C Basic Applier for Slink Visage Head
Adam n Eve Skin Carolyn 2 Tone C
IKON Promise Eyes - Green (M)
Pose for still picture from Diesel Works

Friday, 21 March 2014

Evolution of an Avatar

The other day an old Second Life friend logged in for the first time in about five years. She had picked up new hair from Truth and new skin from Belleza when we got together, so I sent her off to SLink for mesh hands and feet (and a pair of boots), then back to Belleza for appliers to match them to her skin. I explained about standard sizing for mesh clothes and how to "add" versus "wear" alphas and attachments. She made some minor adjustments to her shape, then we headed out to coldLogic for some much needed style updating. I left her looking at Ikon eyes and searching for the perfect mesh eyelashes.

Seeing all of this through the eyes of someone who knew Second Life in the old days led me to a renewed appreciation for how far Second Life has come since the introduction of mesh thanks to the ingenuity of creators. I love you guys!


coldLogic dress - loring.blush mocha (New Release)
Ingenue Pandora Flats (Slink Feet Add-On) - Sepia (at The Arcade Gacha Event)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Flat
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Glam Affair - Slink Visage Applier - Romy 3 ( America ) (at Skin Fair 2014)
Glam Affair - Vera - America - Clean E
IKON Promise Eyes - Green
Pose from Diesel Works
Trompe Loeil - Valiano Bistro Chairs Copper (at FaMeshed)
Trompe Loeil - Valiano Bistro Table Copper (at FaMeshed)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Crimes of Fashion - A Second Life Book Cover Meme

I can't stop giggling. When I saw Strawberry Singh's book cover challenge, I immediately thought of old pulp novel covers as my inspiration. Sam Spade had better watch out. Dolly Baroque is coming to town!

Meme instructions: Create a book cover to show your avatar in fiction. It does not have to be based on a real book, it can be one that you make up. Don’t forget to leave a link to your cover in the comments and share it in the Blog Memes flickr group.


D!va Hair "Layla" (Type A)(Red amber)
Mandala Polly Necklace
Valentina E. Dita Belted Pencil Skirt Black
Valentina E. Dita Tucked Chemise Black
Valentina E. Dita Vintage Fur Bomber Silver
IKON Promise Eyes - Green
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
DeeTaleZ HUD for Slink Visage "Face Viola" 
Diesel Works Pose

Sunday, 16 March 2014

What Maisy Knew

No, this is not a post about a Henry James novel, the title just popped into my head when I saw the name of this adorable new hair from Truth. Maisy can be worn as a classic straight style or turned into something completely new with the bun addition.

I'm still playing with my SLink mesh head Becky, and I'm venturing out to try other appliers. This is DeeTaleZ Viola. What a pretty and fresh look! This applier set is available at DeetaleZ main store if you're not ready to venture out to Skin Fair.

Speaking of fresh, I'm loving the pretty Pari party dress from Bilo in pink and blue! It inspired me to wear pink hair in the first place!


TRUTH HAIR Maisy Buns (Add)
Bilo - Pari Party Dress - Blue on Pink
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
DeeTaleZ HUD for Slink Visage "Face Viola" MIXEDTYPE
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Knotted Shimmer Pearls

Friday, 14 March 2014

Events, Events and More Events

 March is filled with great shopping events. Collabor88 is already open. Skin Fair 2014 just opened today, and for this week only there's an event called Fashion Pride Second Life to benefit the AIDS Committee of Toronto. My unbusinesslike but sexy pinstriped jumpsuit from 22769 Couture is a 100% donation item. The last day for this event is March 17th, so hurry over and shop to support a good cause.


PXL Creations JADE NAT Terre MEB C2 (at Skinfair 2014)
PXL Creations JADE LipGloss #3 (tattoo)
TRUTH HAIR Lolita (at Collabor88)
TRUTH HAIR Lolita Headband
Truth Hairbase - Gingers03
Mon Cheri "Falsies" Eyelash - Upper+Lower
22769 Couture ~ [femme] Jumpsuit Black Pinstripes
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green
Maxi Gossamer - Earrings - Tokyo Party Night (at Collabor88)
Maxi Gossamer - necklace - Tokyo Party Night - Long (at Collabor88)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
The Secret Store - Oxford Heels - Charcoal (at Collabor88)

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

SLex Life Meme

It's meme time again, and we've got some deep thrusting - ah - questions this week from Strawberry Singh of a sexual nature. I think I'll stick to answers about Second Life here, though some answers will apply to both lives. I'm more adventurous in Second Life than in real life. One of the things that first intrigued me about Second Life was the ability to explore fantasies in a safe virtual environment.

Meme instructions: Answer the following sexual questions because Berry is a perv and wants to know all about our sex lives. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in her comments so we can perv all over your answers, multiple times.

Sexual Questions:
  1. What is your sexual orientation or do you not like to label yourself? – I'm straight, only vaguely bi-curious.
  2. Name a physical attribute that you find attractive or sexy. – In SL we can all be beautiful, so the first thing I find attractive is someone with charm, wit and who expresses themselves well. After that, an avatar that looks human is a must, and one that has at least a little sense of style.
  3. Are you promiscuous, a prude or in between? – Dolly went through a slutty experimental stage but she has toned it down a lot in the past few years. Definitely not a prude though.
  4. What turns you on? – Words, slow kisses, blindfolds.
  5. Are you dominant or submissive? – In the bedroom I prefer a submissive role, but that pretty much stays in the bedroom. Out of the bedroom I'm downright bossy.
  6. Are you into sexual roleplay? – Oh yes!
  7. Which sexual position is your favorite? – I don't know what it's called. I love it when my partner is standing and I'm perched on the edge of a counter that's just the right height with my legs wrapped around him.... Oh my!
  8. Do you have any fetishes? – Blindfolds and four poster beds and silk rope.
  9. Have you or would you do porn, amateur or professional? – There are a few raunchy pictures of me possibly floating around in SL. I must say though, that visual porn doesn't really do it for me the way a hot roleplay story does.
  10. Do you consider yourself sexy? – I'm sexual but I prefer to be subtle about it. I think whether that comes across as sexy is for others to decide. Deliberately trying to be sexy just fails for me.

Baiastice Orly Lingerie-Silk pink
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
AE Skin Carolyn 2 Tone C Bare and AE Carolyn 2 Applier for Mesh Head
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Chaise by Cheeky Pea
Pose from Chanimations

Monday, 10 March 2014

Smile, Skin Fair 2014 Is Coming

My new SLink Visage mesh head has given me an unexpected gift - a really nice smile. Another nice surprise is that the shadows that plague the faces of our normal av faces look much more natural. I attempted a high contrast windlight setting for these photos and was pleased with the result. Having lived with the mesh head since Saturday, I must say I like it a lot. I have a few requests, the most important being hair bases, but I am assured they're coming next week. The rest are more expressions since they're so fun to play with. Let's stick out our tongues!

I was lucky enough to get a preview of AE's (Adam N Eve) new releases for Skin Fair 2014. Ellie (above) can be worn with or without the SLink mesh heads, but I'm smiling pretty in my mesh head. The applier version has a HUD that allows for six lipsticks, six eye makeups, three eyebrow colors, blush choices, freckles or moles, and even a slightly sunburned nose.

Sachi Vixen, AE's creator, will also offer Amy (below), a lower priced skin and Visage applier HUD for Skin Fair with fewer makeup choices for avatars on a tighter budget.

Skin Fair 2014 begins on March 14th and runs through the 30th. There will be script limits, so strip down for lower lag shopping for all.

If you're loving my cute off the shoulder top, you can find it at Collabor88 from Tee*fy.


AE Ellie Tone C Applier HUD for Slink Visage Head (top pic - at Skin Fair)
 AE Amy Genesis Tone C Basic Applier HUD for Slink Visage Head (bottom pic - at Skin Fair)
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
IKON Spectral Eyes - Green
Tee*fy Marlene Blouse Sand/offShoulder (at Collabor88)
Tee*fy Marley Skirt Pull Shapes (at Collabor88)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Next Step in Mesh Heads - SLink

Siddean Munro, the smart and talented designer and owner of SLink, knows what I want before I know I want it. Mesh feet and hands? Skin appliers for mesh feet and hands? Check and check. Her latest concept is a mesh head that other skin makers can make appliers for! It's called Visage. I took some quick unedited snapshots of the SLink Becky head using the Adam N Eve skin Carolyn with the face and makeup appliers. I didn't have to adjust my shape at all, although later I plan to play with it to see what kind of adjustments I can make to my face.

I really like that we can use our own mesh eyes. My Ikon mesh eyes required no adjustment. I noticed that the demo expressions HUD for head kept closing my eyes as I changed expressions, but the HUD that comes with the purchased head works perfectly. Siddean, always on top of things, had found and fixed that bug on the demo by the time I posted this blog!

The SLink heads Emma and Becky are available at the newly redesigned SLink Mainstore. They come with matching skin, alphas and two HUDs, one for applying skin tone and makeup, the other for expressions. The AE skin and applier is available at the new SLink West sim, right next door. While you're there, pick up some new shoes for SLink feet and a mani-pedi applier or two!

The most fun was playing with the expressions. Hehehe.


Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Adam N Eve Carolyn 2 Tone C Applier HUD for Slink Visage Head
Adam N Eve Skin Carolyn 2 Tone C Bare
Cracked Mirror Athena Dress (orange)
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Or Am I a Bad Girl?

In my last post I was an angel, wings and all. I said I'd been to GizzA for the first time and would be blogging another GizzA outfit this week. This time I went a little edgy - prickly even. When Clay saw me he was in shock at my anti-cuddles spiked outfit.

I received a special quarterly update gift from a skin store called Morphine, formerly Mirror's Enigma. It's a lovely skin called Lauren. Morphine sounds like it's for bad girls, so I wore it for my bad girl leathers and spikes picture! It comes with several appliers - Lush, Lola and PhatAzz, but the SLink appliers are sold separately at the store.


GizzA - Self-Defense
IKON Spectral Eyes (right) - Green
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Morphine - Lauren Tan Skin (Blush/BrownBrow)
Pose by Diesel Works

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

New to Me - An Angel

It's time for Strawberry Singh's latest blog challenge. This week we're challenged to find something new to blog, something out of our comfort zone. A new creator, perhaps, or a new style. I approached the challenge thinking of high fashion photography - the really wild stuff you'd never wear out to dinner, if you know what I mean. I tend to blog clothing in Second Life that I would be happy to wear in my real life. I love fashion, but I've never been an edgy fashion sort of girl.

But, since that was my goal, I headed off to GizzA. I'd never been there, and all I have in my inventory from GizzA is a handbag. Shame on me! There are amazing things at GizzA, and I bought another to blog later in the week. But for today, I'm an angel - a pink, feathery winged angel. *sigh of happiness* I might have missed the mark on high fashion. I feel a little more Victoria's Secret than Coco Chanel, but I don't care. I'm pink and white with a corset and feathery wings!

Meme instructions: Blog something you’ve never blogged before and/or something you normally wouldn’t blog. This is more of a photography themed meme, with a focus on visuals of the item(s) you’ve never blogged before, however, if you prefer to make it a written meme and just write about something you normally wouldn’t write about, that’ll work as well. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your images in the blog memes flickr group.


GizzA - Cotton Candy Costume
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
TRUTH HAIR Gaia - Black and White HUD
Glam Affair - Vera - America 09 E

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sandals for Spring at the Arcade

There are always great surprises at The Arcade Gacha Event. These sandals from Pure Poison (add-ons for our SLink feet) are just the first of my nice surprises. I'm ready for spring.


Pure Poison - Daisy Sandals - Nude 
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Flat
LP Ono Shades - Tortoise
Baiastice Heather Mesh Shirt-gold sand
coldLogic shorts - morrison.silvered
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
LeLutka - CANDY hair - AuburnHaze
Pink Fuel Sora <Alabaster> - No Eyebrows
Eyebrow Style 2~Brown Dark