Monday, June 25, 2012

Once Upon A Dream

Just a few tastes of the new; some assorted luciousness that found it's way into my life this weekend.

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The new Cachet Hair from LeLutKa, meant for girls... I guess. Does anyone else remember when this brand used to be called Cachet? This comes in three styles, but the one that made me stop in my tracks was this pony, mesh heaven rigged to move with you.

Also, I now happily own this Maelle Shoulder Jewellery from Indy & Co. It comes in three different configurations of chains, and in a fullbright option. The earrings from from Pididdle; I have had these for a long time but they needed to be worn with this.

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From the epic Fairy Tales in 2012 event - these 2 lusts. This Damon skin by Tableau Vivant. It's chalky and creamy all at the same time and comes in six makeups - I decided to not wear the vampy one, can you believe it? 

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Oh look; what a surprise. Winter's in a skirt again.  Could you blame me though? I have long admired Irie Campese of So Many Styles' aesthetic, but I've never been able to buy her clothes. I saw this haunting item at the Fairy Tales sim, and decided on a whim to try it on. I don't think I'll ever take it off, and it was a dream to shoot. Look at the way it moves!

I had been hoping that someone would make some really kickass male boots - Puss, hello? - but  I can hold out until the next year. It will take me that long to pick out all of these glass splinters from between my toes anyway.

DAMNIT, when's it gonna be MY turn to be a Princess?

Monday, June 11, 2012


I like to think that after almost 6 years in SL I'm fairly well travelled. However today my partner Eve asked me if I'd been to 2 Fish yet, I hadn't. Should we go now?  "Great!" said the ignorant vainpyre "I love Dr Suess!"

It wasn't Dr Seuss.

I was very unprepared.

After arriving and having a quick look around and delighting in the whimsical build "The Inevitability of Fate" I complimented the creator Rose Borchovski on how amazing it was. We mentioned my photos for a moment and I blithely commented back how I hoped I could do it justice. Eve and I wandered the sim, jumping on poseballs and snapping pictures. Then she asked if I had the sound on. I hadn't until then, so I did. And that's when everything snapped into place, and made shocking sense.

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I still took a few of my substandard photos which I'm posting here, tiling issues and all. But I also turned off photographer eye and absorbed what was happening, the tale that was being told. It's interactive in that there are poses in all the installations so you become part of the history, plus there are triggers that when you walk through them, they hand you props and items to wear. There was more than one spot that was overwhelming and I came very close to having to leave. I have never been affected by a sim in Second Life like I have this one.

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 I don't want to talk about it too much as I feel it's better off experienced rather than read about on my shallow fashion blog.  But you should go, you really should. Just be prepared to be challenged and leave yourself time to think. I myself took away from it a new perspective, and a reminder of what's important. You can also see Eve's view on the installation here.

Thank you, Rose Borchovski.

P.S. this post is dedicated to Craig, with best wishes for your recovery.