17 days ago, I wrote an entry with this same title, "Depart." But I decided not to publish it because I've been torn about and hesitant to own it. Instead, I published seven more entries on top of it, I guess, sorta ignoring what was obviously staring me down.

That entry was about saying farewell to blogging and SL in general. I've not made it secret that I am in a tough financial spot. Money isn't everything, as they say, but its absence sure makes life difficult. I've been unemployed for over six months, and I am losing everything. I have already lost health insurance, something I had for probably five or six years straight, and thus, something I really hate that I've lost. If my car is repossessed, I couldn't get back and forth to work, if I was lucky enough to find a job. Thus, I have to do SOMETHING to stop that from happening. My phone service has been suspended, and my unemployment benefits have been expended. Thus, if a hiring manager attempted to call me right now to arrange a job interview, it would not be a good outcome. Need phone service ... which requires money ... which requires job ... which requires phone service (to set up interview). It's really unfortunate, and I'd be bald from yanking out my hair if I had less restraint.

This situation takes a toll on my relationship, my happiness and my ability to do anything other than fret nonstop. Thus, blogging is just not something I can do at the time. I figure that I should dedicate the energy and effort that I put into SL fashion blogging, into the job search. More than that, my will is depleted and I'm hardly able to enjoy the things I once did.

I hate to detail the situation so... graphically. My story is no different from that of anyone else who has been unemployed in the long term. I'm definitely not special, so I'm hoping it doesn't come off as "waaaahhh poor me." I just mean to be honest about why I can't do this anymore, or at least for a good while.

To the few readers, I appreciate you and your readership very, very much. In fact, I'm pretty sure, if not for you (and my love of fashion and what I did), that draft would have been published when I wrote it on October 26th. Believe me, as evidenced by my 17-day hesitation, this is not something I really want. However, I'm relieved by the fact that 1) it can't get much worse, thus I hope to be back someday and 2) you've got TONS of excellent blogs to read, some of which are to the right. I've really enjoyed blogging and hope you all have the time of your [second] lives.

I'm planning to stay online for a few more days just to tie up loose ends and everything. But it's "au revoir." after that. Thank you all very much.



Elle and Saga

(on ze left)

SKIN: Saga, Tone 4.0 (LAQ) - from Essential skin line! NEW!!!
EYES: Enchanting Eyes, Dark Brown (Nana Minuet)
EYESHADOW: Smokey Eye (LAQ) - add-on for Essential skins! NEW!!!
 HAIR: Stasia in Black 04 [of Blacks pack] ([BURLEY])
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

TOP: Autumn Shimmer, Dusk (justB) - store closed
JEANS: Nora Skinny Jeans, Deep Blue ({mon tissu})
SHOES: Mia Wedges, Tan (SLink)

HEADBAND: Flower, Black ([IREN])
BRACELET (right): Simple Polished Cuff, Texture Change (Whippet & Buck)
RING (right): Bonbon Ring, Texture Change (LaGyo) -  previous TDR item!
RING (left): Scream Queen, Gold (::Rekless Ambition::) - previous fi*Fridays item!
BAG: Roman Bag, Rusted Teal (House of Fox)

POSES: Marukin and (pda)

(on ze right)

SKIN: Elle, Tone 4.0 (LAQ) - from Essential skin line! NEW!!!
EYES: Brown 01 [of Realistic Eyes Set] (Vanilla C.Designs)
LIPSTICK: Elle Lips, 04 (LAQ) - add-on for Essential skins! NEW!!!
LEG TATTOO: Flowery Vine Tattoo / Black, Faded (flaunt) - Available NOW at Tomorrow Today Fundraiser!
HAIR: Kiss Me, Sin [of Blacks pack] (::Exile::)
NAILS: Classic Nails (Izzie's)

DRESS: Knotted Dress, Lines (- piccara -) - NEW!!!
SHOES: Studded Boot, Brown (- piccara -) - Available NOW at fi*Fridays!

RING (left): Hades (- B L E  U-) - NEW!!!
WATCH (left): Savior, Black&Gold ([DDL])
BRACELET (right): Tungsten (::Amorous::)
CLUTCH: Mexican Clutch, Red (Lapin Rose)

POSES: Model Poses and pr!tty


Did you all know that you could easily find the RGB code to any color under your cursor? It's a great tool for matching your gloves layers for nails, body parts and perhaps other items to your skin color! However, I'll tell you what; you do NOT want to leave it on when you are taking pictures. Yours truly FORGOT to uncheck the option, and it was all over the pictures I'd taken. If it weren't for the clone and healing brushes in Photoshop... Sigh...

ANYWAY, there's some deliciousness for you! Let's start with the new LAQ skins from the new Essential line! Oh my goodness, where to start!

I've always loved LAQ skins for, not only the beauty, but how realistic the face and textures are. I could totally eat Elle's nose and Saga's lips. I remember my first LAQ skin, Phoebe. I wore that thing out, and I believe I'll be doing the same for these two.

I'll mention the cost because it will naturally lead to a discussion of the skins' additional features. There are seven skin tones, from 1.0 to 4.0 (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, etc.), each 0.5 upgrade darker than the one before. Each tone costs 1,990L. Now, before, 1,990L bought you 10 skins, each with different makeups (or, actually, 20 skins - ten makeups, hairbase on/off). This time, however, you get only one skin inside the pack. But BEFORE you think, like I did initially, "WHOA! No way!" let me explain why this will be a 1,990L well-spent.

It's LAQ, so you know the quality is going to be insane. In fact, Mallory Cowen (LAQ owner) has made some modifications to the body in the interest of matching real skin even more closely than before. Here's a picture of the mods:

Secondly, the new Essential line brings lots of new options to customize your skin. First, The hairbase are on tattoo layers, instead of being painted on (inseparable from) the actual skin. And there's four hairbases included inside the pack (black, blonde, brown and red). A [non-modifiable] shape is included, which I don't think was the practice before. There are also cleavage layers (undershirt and tattoo layers), an eyebrow shaper, prim eyes, and two eye makeup layers (eyeliner and smokey eye makeup). And I haven't gotten to the most exciting thing about the Essential line! 

Inside each tone pack - and, believe me, I am so happy to tell you about this! - there are what I'd like to call "interchangeables." Let's say you buy Elle in any tone. On top of the aforementioned add-ons, also included in the pack are five "interchangeables" in tattoo-layer form. Those five layers are: eyebrows, eyelids, nose, mouth and lip gloss. If you later bought Saga and decided that you wanted Elle's mouth on her, you could go to your Elle pack and wear Elle's mouth (the tattoo layer) on your Saga skin. Thus, Mallory's given us tools to change our faces! This is such a cool thing. You can believe that I will be playing around with both Elle and Saga, having them sample each other's faces! /mad scientist laugh.
Plus, Mallory indicates on her blog and elsewhere that these interchangeables are the first but not the last. Thus, we might be offered, in the future, even more "virtual plastic surgery" options. Got your scalpel ready?

Also, I'd read that Mallory had received feedback that customers wanted the makeup on tattoo layers, as opposed to included on the skin. Thus, eye makeup and lipsticks can be purchased for $100 each. The eye makeup can be applied to both skins, while the lipsticks are specific to the skin.

Thus, although it may seem as if the cost is a bit steep, you really do get to enjoy benefits of the new Essential skin line that you will not see in other places. Here's where you can go and get your own Elle, Saga or both! Make sure you also read LAQ's blog for more information on the new Essential skin line.

Also, two other things to mention:

First, don't forget about Matchbook Monday's fundraiser, Tomorrow Today! Because she is such an appreciative, unassuming person, she's really thankful for what she's raised thus far. I am also thankful to those who have come out and shown support. However, I'm convinced we can all do so much better for her! Thus far, she's only raised 244,817L! That's a LOT, but considering where she needs to be, we've got some work to do! When Gala had her One Voice fundraiser, the amount raised was phenomenal; it should be the same for this fundraiser and for this cause. I know it can be! So make sure you tell your friends and anyone who will listen! Go to Matchbook's blog to keep up with the going-ons of the event.

Finally, I have updated, added and deleted landmarks and added events to the "Markin' up the Calendar" section. Next, I'd like to add, to that same section, the recurrences for each event.

Have fun shopping!

A demain...

EDIT: I knew I forgot something! I forgot to tell you how to get to the RGB code-thingy. Enable your Developer menu (this option is in the "Preferences" window. Preferences --> Advanced --> "Show Developer Menu" (tick the box)). Once the Developer menu is enabled, it will appear along with "Avatar," "Comm," "World," etc. at the top of your window. Then, enable Develop --> Show Info --> Show Color Under Cursor.

Also, I recently learned of some "problematic," I'll say, opinions on the Tomorrow Today fundraiser. Oh, the bravery granted by Internet anonymity. Some are making a distinction between Gala's fundraiser and Matchbook's fundraiser. Gala's issue is characterized as a "legal fight," while Matchbook's is simplified down to ... "teeth." If it were a fair discussion to begin with, in that case, it would have been "legal fight" and "hindrance to well-being" OR "virtual skin" and "teeth." But it wasn't compared fairly. Thus, I cannot even take that argument seriously. Second, as in the case of Gala's fundraiser, buyers are not giving away money; they are getting something in return. Want a fatpack of new Truth hair? For 300L, you can have it. Why one would care about anything beyond that baffles the mind. Third, I've seen claims that information provided by Matchbook is not thorough enough. You've seen Matchbook's blog by now; it is replete with information about this situation. Need more? Ask. (In fact, she's planning to add more). Need a picture? Ask. Don't care? Well, don't donate or buy. And certainly don't publicly blast the girl for seeking help.

I can even understand and respect the decision to not donate on the grounds that one does not find the cause worthy (or explained to their liking). But to question Matchbook's "ethics" (dictionaries are our friends) publicly is far too much, especially considering nay-sayers can just IM her and satisfy any burning questions or concerns.

It is hard for me to fathom drawing some meaningless distinction between one person's fundraiser and another's. It doesn't hurt less because one sees it as as less severe / important than another's struggle.

I'm disappointed in those particular responses, sure. But that is certainly not to take away from what has been given and/or purchased so far. We want to keep that up! Great job, and thank you to all those folks! :D


Change My Mind


SKIN: Indy in Dark ({.essences.})
EYES: Realistic Eye Set, Brown (Vanilla C. Designs) - store closed
LIPSTICK: Marina Lipstick, Hard Purple ({Handmade})
 HAIR: All I Am, Wedge [of Dark Browns pack] (::Exile::)
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

DRESS: Born to Die, Red Stripes ([DDL]) - NEW!!!
SHOES: Ladies Lunch Mesh Bootie, Royal Blue (::Kookie::) - previous TDR item!

SHOULDERS: Anja Fur Shoulders (House of Fox) - current store gift!
NECKLACE: Eternal (::Amorous::)
BRACELET (right): Ninna Bracelet ({me.})
RING (right): Ethnico Ring in Silver (SuPerBia Accessories)
RING (left): Amen! Chained Ring, Black&Silver (-B L E U-)

POSE: Magnifique and Model Poses



Poor Unfortunate Soul


SKIN: Aleria / Nightbringer's Death, Retro (The Plastik.) - previous Very Important Hunters Hunt item
 HAIR: Skye, Ethereal [of Whites pack] (/Wasabi Pills/) - matching hairbases included! Thank you, MissAllSunday!
LIPSTICK: Lip Gloss, CherryKiss (*Leafy*)

GOWN: Goth Octopus Dress ([Aliza Karu) - Thank you, Aliza! 

NECKLACE: Thassa Pendant II, Female (T R I D E N T Jewelry) - Thank you, Rossanna!
TRIDENT: ** Taliesins Tails ** Animated Trident (Affinity Boutique) - FREE at the MP!

POSES: ::Jazumi::, Grixdale, Glitterati and \/Remy\/


This was SUCH a fun look to make, and I have several designers to thank! I knew I wanted to come up with an Ursula look a few months ago. However, I didn't want to make it a look for Halloween; I just LOVE Ursula. Stylish and cunning, how can you NOT adore her? Ariel didn't need her voice ANYWAY! 
You say "villain"; I say "misunderstood." To-may-to, To-mah-to - WHATEVER!

MissAllSunday Lemon (of Wasabi Pills): I approached several designers, asking if they'd be interested in creating an Ursula-like hairstyle. I even included a picture for reference in my notecard request. Of course, I know these designers are busy, but I'm a psycho who had her eyes and mind intently on my Ursula dream. I had to ask! No one responded, let alone obliged, save MissAllSunday! Again, I know that these designers are creating for their stores AND events all the time. I didn't expect anything, BUT I appreciate so much Ms. Lemon's acknowledgment AND fulfillment of my request with her Skye release. After she'd received my request, she responded that she would try. Thus, I wasn't sure if she would actually create an Ursula hair. But she did! And I was super pleased; I went down to her store and purchased immediately! This was in August, and after waiting on a few other things to fall in place, I am finally posting the look! Thank you, MissAllSunday! Thank you SO much!

Aliza Karu (of AD Creations Doll House): On my quest to recreate Ursula in SL, I set out to find a gown! Ursula's gown in the Disney film was a black, sleek gown that tapered into tentacles. The tentacles were black on top and purple on bottom. I searched on the MP for an acceptable gown and found Aliza Karu's and one other's gown. After requesting a review copy for both, the latter declined. And Aliza Karu responded by not only sending a review copy to me but making a purple edition just for me! This way, I could include the purple underside of the tentacles. I don't think this purple edition is for sale, since she only made it to shut me up temporarily (just kidding, Aliza :P), but you can find the all-black version on the MP for only 550L! Thank you SO much, Ms. Karu!

Rossana Llewellyn (of T R I D E N T): Finally, there's T R I D E N T! Again, I was searching on the MP for components to my Ursula look. There, I found T R I D E N T's seashell necklaces! There are three versions of the Thassa Pendant. I thought Thassa II was closer to Ursula's voice-holding pendant. Rossana responded so graciously to my request and sent me a review copy of Thassa II! I told her that I might colorize so that it was yellow, just like it was in the Disney movie. However, I decided against it because I don't think it was necessary! It's great just the way it is. Thank you greatly, Ms. Llewellyn!

There was something else I wanted to say, but I've forgotten! 

Again, Happy Halloween!!



SKIN: Indy in Dark ({.essences.})
EYES: Nightmare Eyes, 10 (Nocturnal Vision) - only 50L at the MP!
LIPSTICK: Sasha Lipstick / Wine, Teeth (Shakeup!)

BODYSUIT: Shona, Halloween (.:Enelya's Creations:.) - FREE at the MP!
OVERKNEE BOOTS: Legging Boots, Black (Vita's Boudoir)

FEDORA: Fedora, Brown (2 x 2) - only 47L at the MP!
GLOVE: Lacerated, with Fingers (::Amorous::)

POSES: *EverGlow* and (pda)


Happy Halloween!


Nobody's Trash


SKIN: Love_Smoked in Cocoa ([Illusory])
EYES: Fall (Shakeup!)
LIPSTICK: Love Lips, Bubblegum / Teeth ([Illusory]) - included in Love skin pack! 
 HAIR: Fresh, Brown 09 [of Rich Browns pack] ([elikatira])
HAIRBASE: Blacks (Tiny Bird) - store closed
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

DRESS: Voodoo Doll Dress ([American Bazaar]) - Available NOW at the Tomorrow Today Fundraiser!
LEGGINGS: Suspender Nylon (::: Le Primitif :::)
SHOES: Baby T's, Plain Black ([Pixel Mode])

EARRINGS and NECKLACE: Suki (::Amorous::) - Available NOW at the Tomorrow Today Fundraiser!
RING: Marble Ring (::: Le Primitif :::)

POSES:Marukin and dfo!


I thought Splendor Solis was the only new item that Matchbook Monday would release for her fundraiser, so imagine my surprise and delight when Suki was released for the event! It's hard for me to pick a favorite Amorous item, but this is probably it. (Watch me say those same words when she releases something new in the future). Of course, you get options! You can resize, of course, and you've five color options for the metal and the plates; that applies to both necklace and earrings. 



SKIN: Love_Smoked in Cocoa ([Illusory])
LIPSTICK: Love Lips, Coffee / Teeth ([Illusory]) - included in Love skin pack! 
 HAIR: In the Meantime, Sin [of Blacks pack] (::Exile::)
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

DRESS: Kalila in CreamPouffe ({bilo})

EARRINGS: Ultra Lush Green Earrings (berry.berry) - only 10L at the MP!
NECKLACE: Granny's Necklace (::Amorous::)
BRACELET: Aster ({me.} Jewelry) - past fundraiser (One Voice) item!
RING: All Seeing Eye [of set including necklace and ring] (Maxi Gossamer) - Available NOW at the Tomorrow Today Fundraiser!

POSES: (pda)
YOU GUYS! Tomorrow Today has FINALLY opened! What are you waiting for? GET THERE!

I got this lovely set from Maxi Gossamer from the Tomorrow Today Fundraiser, and it's pretty sweet. You get a long and short version of the necklace, and two rings, one for each hand. All are color-changeable. 18 colors options for the eye (for both necklace and ring), two color options for the necklace chain, six colors for the gems (for both necklace and ring) and two color options for the ring shank.

I'm at the Fundraiser, and there are just NOT enough people here. So let's make it laggy! :P
A demain...




SKIN: Molly in Tan (IREN)
 HAIR: Sonya in Sangria  [of Reds pack] (Truth)

DRESS: Dali Dress Gown (CHANTKARE) - previous event (The Fashion Garrett) item! event closed
CHOKER: Bound Collar, Crossed (*L.inc*) - previous fundraiser (One Voice) item!
NECKLACE: Seven Fingers Necklace, Female (::Yellow JesteR::)
MASK with HAIR FLOWER: Dia de los Muertos (Shakeup!) - Available NOW at The Costume Ball!

POSES: Glitterati
I've nothing much to say, BUT I do want to tell you a little more about Shakeup's Costume Ball item. First, you get two styles of the mask, each of which are tattoo layers. Secondly, you get a hair flower for the right side of your big head and one for the left side of your big head (:P).  And, finally, you can retexture the flowers! The bigger, middle flower can be changed to 14 different colors, and the same goes for the smaller flowers outside the bigger, middle flower! How much will you pay for it? A mere 250L! So get ye to ze Costume Ball!

A demain...


Splendor Solis


SKIN: Molly in Tan (IREN)
EYES: Dramatic Eyes in BlackWalnut, Small (MIASNOW)
 HAIR: Demi in Treacle [of Dark Browns pack] (Truth)
HAIRBASE: Blacks (Tiny Bird) - store closed
NAILS: Drop Dead Red  Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

TOP: Cat Dress Baby Vintage (: ) BCC.)
BOTTOMS: Aeda Slacks, Flora [of dollarbie pack] (:[Plastik]:)

EARRINGS, NECKLACE and BRACELET: Splendor Solis [of set also including hair piece] (::Amorous::) - Available on October 30th at Tomorrow Today Fundraiser! (Blog | Flickr)
RING: FantaSea 4Finger Ring in Gold (- B L E U -)
BAG: Rockstud Bag, Zebra (^^Swallow^^) - Available NOW at L'accessoires!

POSES: dfo! Olive Juice and Marukin


Woo! I cannot WAIT until the Tomorrow Today Fundraiser starts. Remember, it starts on the 3 0th of October (in just four days)! Be sure to join the Flickr group so that you may post pictures of your purchases from the events or see pictures from other purchasers!

A demain...



(on ze left)

SKIN: Maliah in SPF308, Deep Expresso (.: vive nine :.)
EYES: Dramatic Eyes in BlackWalnut, Small (MIASNOW)
EYELINER: Liquid Eyeliner in Black Matte (Cheap Makeup)
LIPSTICK: Pomegranate Lip Jelle ([mock]) - past fundraiser (One Voice) item!
 HAIR: Sirah II in Black 04 [of Blacks pack] ([BURLEY])
NAILS: Classic Nails (Izzie's)

TOP: SoHo BoHo Top (:::Le Primitif:::) - previous Stuff in Stock item!
BOTTOMS: Leggings [of outfit including top and leggings] (erratic) - current group gift!
SHOES: London FW Satin Pumps [from Fashion Show Gift Bag] (::T.G.I.S::)

BRACELET: Bangled, 1 (::Amorous::)
NECKLACE (short): 100 Necklace in Silver ([7891.]) -  Available NOW at fi*Fridays!
NECKLACE (long): Indian Summer Lovebug (Maxi Gossamer) - September 2012 C88 item!
RING: Open Tri Ring in Sky (Aztec)
BAG: I <3 My City Bag ([glow] studio) - previous TDR item!

POSE: **Frozen** Poses
(on ze right)

SKIN: Sapphire in Toffee (*Leafy*) - previous event (Skin Obsession) gift!
EYES: Dramatic Eyes in BlackWalnut, Small (MIASNOW)
 HAIR: Mayim in Treacle [of Dark Browns pack] (Truth)
NAILS: Classic Nails (Izzie's)

DRESS: Harvest Moon Hanky Dress (FATAL) - Gift at the Boho Culture Fair!
SHOES: Platform Stilettos in Blood (justB) - store closed

EARRINGS: Torus [of set including earrings and necklace] (::Amorous::)
BRACELET: Native Daydream [of set including earrings and bracelet] (Yummy)
NECKLACE: The Human Mind in Black (RaMa RoWanberry) - available NOW at 50L sale! (LM at link)

POSE: **Frozen** Poses
I was looking around on Flickr yesterday and noticed some BURLEY hairs that I didn't have. So I dropped by and bought two hairs, this one and another called Stasia. It's 300L for each color pack!
ALSO, I hope you're gearing up for Tomorrow Today, the fundraiser for Matchbook Monday! It will start in less than a week! I've set up a Flickr page for the event. Here, bloggers and shoppers can post pictures of all the goodies at the event. Join, join, join!
Finally, I leave you with ... Josh Burrow (ummmmmm where have you seen him? Captain Morgan commercials).
You can look, but you can't touch. You're welcome nevertheless. :P




SKIN: Indy in Dark ({.essences.})
EYES: Dramatic Eyes in BlackWalnut, Small (MIASNOW)
LIPSTICK: Lola Lipstick, Dark Base ({Handmade})
 HAIR: Rina Hair in Coffee [of Browns pack] (/artilleri/)
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

DRESS: Nile Dress, A {.essences.} - NEW !!! Available NOW at My Attic!

EARRINGS: Morning Star Earrings ([glow]) - previous TDR item!
BRACELET: Judith Bracelet (The Golden Fleece)
RING: The Scream Queen Ring in Gold (::RA::) - Available NOW at fi*Fridays!
CLUTCH: Stud Clutch in Peach ([HANDverk]) - Available NOW at L'accessoires!

POSE: Label Motion
I'd chat you up as usual, but I just checked Seraphim. I (well, both you and I) have some shopping to do! :P
But I will say that you need this dress. It's a comfortable, but it doesn't sacrifice outwardly awesomeness for functionality (the comfort). It comes in four versions, and I'm sure you'll want all four of them! Inka (of {.essences.}) never disappoints. 

A demain...



Neurotic. If I had to use one word to describe myself, neurotic would be it. Since it was announced that Collabor88 would add a blogger to its blogger list, which was around the end of September, I have completed photos then dumped them. Completed then dumped. Completed then dumped. My laptop, of course, is not functional. My fiance let me use his laptop (which is actually an old laptop of mine). But the recommended graphic settings for that one were set at "medium," which was indicative of its crappy performance, for photos and otherwise.

Finally, I said, "You know what? You are NEVER going to get this done." I think anyone who creates anything is super critical of his or her own product, but it was getting to be a bit ridiculous. So. Here it is. I will also show you all the other ones I created for the contest.


SKIN: Love_Shindig in Cocoa ([Illusory]) - June 2012 C88 item!
HAIR: Girlfriend in a Coma in Snickers [of Chocolate Bars pack] (!lamb) - September 2011 C88 item!

TOP: Plath Blouse in Black (Kyoot) - February 2012 C88 item!
SHORTS: Maddy Shorts in Sky (The Sea Hole) - August 2011 C88 item!
SHOES: Miraya Open-Toe Bootie (ISON) - August 2012 C88 item!

EARRINGS: Endearing Earrings, Steel (Atomic) - July 2012 C88 item!
BRACELET (left hand): Moon Stone Scale Cuff [of set including] (The Sea Hole) - July 2012 C88 item!
BRACELET and RING (right hand): Golden Lucite Bangles in Noir [of set including ring, bangles and nail polish] (The Sea Hole) - November 2011 C88 item!

POSE: New Orthophony [of Pack Two] (pda) - December 2011 C88 item!

I'm standing at (or around) the Evolve mainstore!


Here are some of the "entries" that didn't make the "Inferna Cut." (LOL).

Same outfit but I'm standing in the Stockholm Attic from Barnesworth Anubis, offered at the July 2012 round of Collabor88! I wanted the space to suggest more apparently that it was living space, so I added LISP suitcases and some effects from Thistle Homes' Love Letters Desk.

In these two photos, I'm still in the Stockholm Attic. And also in both, I'm wearing the Soft hairstyle from [elikatira] (from November 2011 C88) and the Sailor Shorts from -tres blah- (from February 2012 C88). In the first one, I have on The Sea Hole's Davenport Blouse (from October 2012 C88) and the Hampton Necklace from LaGyo (from July 2012 C88). Then, in the second one, I have on a blazer from House of Fox, socks from Kyoot, and I'm carrying Auxiliary's Tiny Tote (all from  September 2012 C88). Finally, I'm wearing a necklace from Maxi Gossamer (from August 2012 C88).

Obviously, I was BENT on staying in my dear Stockholm Attic. But once my fiance bought and installed a graphics card upgrade, I was really enjoying seeing shadows for the first time. It's amazing how much pop that little "lighting and shadows" option grants to a photo!

I also have two other photos, but I didn't edit one of them, and I mistakenly deleted the other from Blogger, so I would need to get back on fiance's computer to get it. I suppose they don't matter anyway; I'm only submitting the very first picture in this blog entry. I was just meaning to show you how indecisive and crazy I am. :P

Make sure to head on over to C88's Flickr Pool to check out other entries and more posts on C88 items! And you still have time to check out the October 2012 collection at C88 here.

Finally, I owe a big thanks to Amazon Silverweb and Harry Hyx (the former for relaying the message to the latter) for the corrected Miraya booties!

Now, it's EAT time. I'm off to ravage the refrigerator.

A demain...


Tomorrow Today: A Fundraiser

Hello everyone!

I wanted to let you know about an event that is extremely important to me and to Matchbook Monday. The latter is holding a fundraiser from October 30th until November 30th, and I hope to see as many participants as possible!

Here is the story of the need behind the fundraiser. Here is all the need-to-know information for bloggers, designers and shoppers. Also, if, after reading the information, you are moved to donate to Matchbook's cause before October 30th, go right ahead! For those of you wanting to wait until the event starts, you won't be disappointed! Participants already confirmed include Truth, PurpleMoon Creations, IKON and SO many more!

Finally, make sure to spread the word!

Thank you all.




SKIN: Bonnie in Choco (::Modish::) - Available NOW at the BOHO Culture Fair!
EYES: Enchanting Eyes in Dark Brown (Nana Minuet)
EYE MAKEUP: Dolce Eye Makeup, 09 (Shakeup!)
LIPSTICK:  Bonnie Lips #12 (::Modish::) - included in Bonnie skin pack!
 HAIR: Witch in Snickers [of Chocolate Bars pack] (!lamb)
HAIRBASE: 1b (Analog Dog)
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

TOP: Half Sweater in Brown Ombre ([NV] Madworld) - Available NOW at the BOHO Culture Fair!
JEANS: Jeans, Basic 02 (H.LUZZA) - store closed (?)
SHOES: Mesh Combat Boots in Pink/Black Floral ({PopTart}) - Available NOW at the BOHO Culture Fair!

EARRINGS: Inspire Jewelry Set [of set including earrings, necklace and bracelet) (Alice Blue) - Available NOW at the BOHO Culture Fair!
NECKLACE: Lotus Necklace in Gold (MIMI NOIRE) - Available NOW at the BOHO Culture Fair!

POSES: Label Motion
UGH! Excuse me for all the jagged lines. I hate those jagged lines. For some reason, even with the appropriate settings in graphics, they are quite obvious. Then again, I'm on a really old computer because mine refuses to keep an internet connection for longer than 30 minutes. I'm supposed to be calling the manager of a certain store in less than 30 minutes to ask for a new computer to replace mine. A computer than is less than seven months old shouldn't have the problems that it has, and experience them at this frequency.
In any case, I hope you'll still be able to see - even with jagged edges - all the things you have to get! 
Don't forget to visit this page for more information on the Fair! When you do, at the time of this posting, the first thing you'll hear is Pitbull's voice. I could listen to this man talk/rap forever. :P

A demain...




SKIN: HotJam in Choco (::Modish::)
EYES: Enchanting Eyes in Dark Brown (Nana Minuet)
 HAIR: Little Queenie in Snickers [of Chocolate Bars pack] (!lamb)
NAILS: Drop Dead Red Manicure Prim Nails (*Sexy Mamas*)

TOP: SoftySilky Cropped Blouse in White Zebra (.: vive nine :.)
JEANS: Obliviate, Europe ({.essences.}) - NEW!!!
SHOES: Circle Studded Ankle Trotters, Part Dull Leather Black ([Eskimo Fashion]) - Available NOW at fi*Fridays!

HAT: My Straw Hat (Milk Motion) - previous TDR item!
EARRINGS and NECKLACE: Fallen in Midnight (::Amorous::) - Available NOW at L'Accessoires!
WATCH: Silence (::Amorous::) - NEW!!!
RING (left): Aztec Ring (TST)
RING (right): Rock'N Chic in Silver ({me.})
BAG: Roman Bag in Rusted Teal (HouseofFox)

POSES: Label Motion


Matchbook [Monday] kills me. You know it. Her Fallen set (earrings and necklace) is what she's offering at the L'Accesoires event that changes on the 15th of each month. I believe this is her first time participating at the event. But I certainly hope it won't be her last. You can change the texture of both the chain and the necklace, and the changes you select happen simultaneously to both. Here's a closer look at the set, which is available in at least eight colors (midnight shown here):

Her watch is a new release, and DAMN is it awesome. Here's a closer look:

I'm so excited about the versatility of this watch. First, I have very few good watches in the ol' inventory. I just usually don't wear them. (DOWN WITH PRACTICALITY!). However, I count this among the few that I have and really, really like.

You'd think you could only change the textures of two or three elements of the watch, but no! You can change the textures of 1) the cord, 2) the metal, 3) the wood, 4) the face and 5) YES, the hands! I think it's pretty damned cool that you can change the color of the tiny little hands, but when I expressed this to Matchbook, the foolish girl that she is, she replied that it's not that big of a deal. She's an extremely meticulous worker, and I loooooooove it. As you can see in the picture, I also changed the color around the face of the watch, which you can control under "Flavor." Now, you also have the option to turn hovertext on and off AND the same option for daylight savings time. You'd access that menu by clicking the face of the watch, and you'd access the usuals (resize, texture, flavor, control, etc.) by click on anything other than the face. The texture of the wood that you see in the above pictures is "Animal," and it's my favorite!

That's about it for now. I'm SO excited about composing a Halloween look. Is there any holiday more fun than Halloween? What's that? "No," you say? AGREED! :D

A demain...

EDIT: I forgot to mention that you get a little bonus inside each of the eight versions (colors) of Silence that you buy! NO, I WILL NOT TELL YOU MORE! ;)