Blogging Holiday

Dear friends and colleagues,

I will be on a blogging holiday until the new year.  Be kind, take care, and have fun.  Until then, happy holidays!

Embryo 5

Go to Frick to Celebrate

Fricka Morgath of Frick Skins is celebrating her 3rd rez day with a wonderful free skin and sale.  Everything blue and red is 50% off her already crazy low prices.  Frick was one of the first shops I discovered in SL, and it has been one of my favorites ever since.  Happy rez day, Fricka!  And thank you for making SL so pretty.  :-)

Fricka's 3rd Rezday

Fricka's 3rd Rezday

Skin:  Frick - {Frick} Rezday Goodies in Noveria
Hair:  Shag - La Petite Mort - onyx
Eyelashes:  Glow Studio - Innocent eyelashes - soft
Necklace:  Primalot - The Rose (from Jewelery Fair)
Sweater:  Luck - Linc cashmere Top w/Longsleeve Black
Dress:  Frick - Mallard Leaves
Tights:  Bang Bang - Basic Wooly tights sombre black
Boots:  Animas Designs - Lady Biker Boots

Location:  Innsmouth

Sn@tch for Teachers

So, I was having a chat with my friend, Professor Afterthought, who was complaining about how hard it is to find teacher clothes in SL.  She is going to be teaching a class this winter in SL, and all she was seeing were "hootchie clothes." She said that being a teacher, she can't afford to "spend the big bucks on pretend clothes."  She is worried about looking appropriate for her students, who will probably come to class wearing all kinds of funky get ups.

So, I took her to one of my favorite shops, Sn@tch, to enjoy the most amazing sale ever, and directed her to the "off the rack" area.  She had already picked up the gorgeous "Madge" suit from Disco Deals last month.  I told her it was a bit low cut and that she could put a cami underneath.  :-)

Sn@tch for Teachers

The other outfits are all on sale at Sn@tch for only 50L.  They are perfect for someone who needs something modest to wear, and look great on Professor Afterthought.  She'll look great teaching next term.
Sn@tch for Teachers

Sn@tch for Teachers

Sn@tch for Teachers

Professor Afterthought's skin is an old hunt gift from Rockberry, her hair is free from Magika, and her shoes were an old lucky board prize from A-Bomb.  So, for a total of 245L, she has 4 great outfits!  Can't beat that!

Poses are by Everglow
Classroom Scene by Luna McMillan

Happy Halloween

Le Vampire

Toi qui, comme un coup de couteau,
Dans mon coeur plaintif es entrée;
Toi qui, forte comme un troupeau
De démons, vins, folle et parée,

De mon esprit humilié
Faire ton lit et ton domaine;
— Infâme à qui je suis lié
Comme le forçat à la chaîne,

Happy Halloween

Comme au jeu le joueur têtu,
Comme à la bouteille l'ivrogne,
Comme aux vermines la charogne
— Maudite, maudite sois-tu!

J'ai prié le glaive rapide
De conquérir ma liberté,
Et j'ai dit au poison perfide
De secourir ma lâcheté.

Happy Halloween

Hélas! le poison et le glaive
M'ont pris en dédain et m'ont dit:
«Tu n'es pas digne qu'on t'enlève
À ton esclavage maudit,

Happy Halloween

Imbécile! — de son empire
Si nos efforts te délivraient,
Tes baisers ressusciteraient
Le cadavre de ton vampire!»

— Charles Baudelaire

Skin:  Fashionably Dead - Vampire Skin - 2
Hair:  I Love Olive - Blow Hair - Jet Black
Eyes:  Repulse - Post Mortem Eyes
Dress:  Sn@tch - Velvet Drape Dress (Purple)
Shoes:  A-Bomb - Lavea Shoes (Glitter)
Poses by Poses4Posers
Location - Jeepers Creepers

An Open Book

An Open Book

An open book is something I'm not.

An Open Book

I do not wear my heart on my sleeve.

An Open Book

I do not have the key to my heart.  I threw it away long ago.

An Open Book

That is why I am alone.

Skin:  Imabee - Apical - Miranda - Distressed
Eyes:  Nominee - Stained Contacts - forest
Hair:  Amacci Hair - Emmie - black Coal
Necklace:  Lolapop! - Strange Strange Dark Star Necklace
Ring:  Wretched Dollies - Diamond Poison Ring
Dress:  Boom - Somnium
Shoes:  A-Bomb - Lavea Shoes (Glitter)
Poses:  Everglow

Just Floating Around

Just a quick LOTD.  I was cleaning my inventory, trying to prevent the impending explosion.  As I was going through it, I somehow ended up with this outfit, which I kinda liked.  So much for cleaning the inventory.  That's why it's so tough. I find something I like, then quit. *sigh*

Floating Around

Hair:  Magika - Delora
Skin:  Moonshadow Skins - Lia Goth - Cateye
Eyes:  Nominee - Stained Contacts - forest 
Shirt:  Ducknipple - Boot Grey Destroyed
Necklace:  Designed by Lamia Essex (a jewelry shop somewhere in Transylvania? - sorry)  :-(
Sweater:  A-Bomb - Women's Cable Knit Sweater - SLT Olive
Jeans: DV8 - RocketPunk Jeans (former Bucchanal item)
Boots:  HOC - Knee Boots Female Plain Colors
Pumpkin - Thistle Homes - Ghostly Pumpkin (Hunt Gift)

Playing with the Garage Band

We're playing songs from our favorite band....

Garage Band

Rock on!

Skin:  Moonshadow Skins - Lia Goth - Cateye
Hair:  Truth - Rei - Crow
Outfit: Dilly Dolls - My Fav Band Tee - Brown/Tartan Punk Pants - Brown
Shoes: A-Bomb - Lavea Shoes (Glitter)
Necklace: Eolande - Muerto Cameo Locket
Guitar & Pose: No Strings Attached - Wailin

Random Post

I just wanted to remind everyone that Horrorfest is still going on.  You can find some wonderful items, like this psycho squirrel from Weather! or Not?

There he is terrorizing Bentham Forest:

Psycho Squirrel

And he was caught on film trying to kill Horatio, my walking stickman!  That evil, psycho squirrel!

Psycho Squirrel

This squirrel is a full avatar.  When you walk, the knife moves up and down and it comes with an evil psycho laugh gesture that just completes the whole moment.  It's fantastic!  Mua ha ha ha ha ha!

The Ice Queen

I haven't had much time to blog lately due to RL work, but when I saw the Davinia dress by Dilly Dolls available at Horrorfest, I had to make time.  It is so unusual and stunning.  All the parts are sculpted, and it features a midriff alpha to create that cinched waist look.  It comes with an AO to enhance the look of the gown.  I did have to modify my shape and take my muscle and body fat down to 0.  There is a shape at Dilly Dolls available that will work wonderfully with the dress if your shape is not modifiable.  The dress is also made for viewer 2.0.  There are no invisiprims.

Ice Queen

I'm also wearing one of my very favorite new skins - the Trinity Paper Skin from Redgrave.  I'm a bit late for Jewelry Fair blogging, but the jewelry set is from Lolapop for Jewelry Fair!  I hope it's available now at the shop.  This cute little pixie cut hair is from Kin.

Ice Queen

Gown:  Dilly Dolls - Davinia (available at Horrorest)
Hair:  Kin - Cricket (Black)
Skin: Redgrave - Paper skin - Trinity / mysticMask
Eyeliner: Glam Affair - Make-up Layer 15
Eyes: by Ruina Kessel

The gorgeous Ice Castle is by Aisuru Rieko of Beloved


"Kiki's Delivery Service" was one of my daughter's very favorite movies.  I remember her standing above our broom, closing her eyes, and wishing more than anything that she could fly, just like Kiki.  When I saw the Kiki outfit from +KiiToS!!+ on Tami Burt's blog, I was there in a red hot second.

Kiki's Delivery Service

I love Jiji riding on the end of the broom.  It's such a wonderfully cute costume for Halloween.

Hair by Ploom
Everything else except the moon by +KiiToS!!+ (hunt gift - look for the pumpkin)

Dilly Dolls...cause I love it.

Dilly Dolls has this wonderful new sculpted corset and tutu skirt set called Emilie available now.  It comes with the cute hat, which goes perfectly with my very favorite Clawtooth Louise Brooks hair and Redgrave's Trinity skin.

Dilly Dolls

Dilly Dolls

Hair by Clawtooth
Skin by Redgrave
Dress and Hat by Dilly Dolls

The Cat that Has Been

Has Been is one of my new favorite shops in SL.  The styles are clean, simple, and retro.  This little dress is only 50L until the 30th.  It also comes in violet and blue.  I saw this kitty hair from Chichickie on the sl-schnaeppchen blog, and because I love kitties, I had to get it.  It's from the Witch's Brew hunt, so it's free!  I tinted the kitties eyes and collar to match my dress.

The Cat that Has Been

The location I discovered on another blog - Avatars in Motion which features some of the most beautiful sims in SL.  I love the giant wolf!

Check out this kitty hair!  The tail becomes a pony tail!  ♥♥♥

The Cat that Has Been

Skin:  Redgrave - Paper Skin - Trinity - / deepRed
Hair:  ChiChickie! - Felina (Witches Brew 2010) - Black FREE!
Outfit:  Has Been - LuLu 1 - Red/Black (50L until 9/30)
Shoes: G Field - Bow Strap Shoes "Kate" - black -
Location: Ocean City
Poses by Just A Pose and PDA

Dilly Dolls & Roawenwood for Twisted Hunt

I am in love with the little Dilly Dolls Voodoo Doll Avatar from the Twisted Hunt.  This tiny little avatar comes in two versions - a plain and a bloody one.  The plain one is the Twisted Hunt gift.  The bloody one is the prize for the mini twisted hunt within the shop.

Dilly Dolls Voodoo Avatar

Dilly Dolls & Roawenwood

This little voodoo doll has been naughty.  She keeps playing in the Roawenwood Twisted Rose Arbor.  I think evil voodoo left those skulls behind.

Dilly Dolls & Roawenwood

Voodoo Doll Full Avatars:  Dilly Dolls
Twisted Rose Arbor:  Roawenwood

Are You Mesmerized?

The most beautiful silks I've ever seen in Second Life are made by angel6 Susanti of Angelwing.  It is intricate in it's detail and beautiful in its design, with all prim pieces - not alpha textures.  Never before have I worn silks, as I am uncomfortable with the connotations of female enslavement, but this gorgeous outfit transcends that and empowers with it's love of the female form.


I envision the evil temptress.  She lurks in the depths of the forest, mesmerizing passersby with her dance, ready to seduce, then steal the soul of all those unfortunate enough to cross her path.


"Come with me and enjoy pleasures unknown," she says as she moves closer to her prey.  If you happen to catch her gaze, you will become lost in the depths of her eyes.  You cannot resist.  


Once lost, you will only be alive for a few moments longer, but those moments last an eternity.

Hair:  Analog Dog - Dive Jet
Skin:  Redgrave - Paper Skin-Trinity-/ mysticMask
Eyes:  House of Ruin - Starry Tonic XXX: Starseed (no longer available)
Outfit:  Angelwing - Coin Silks Black
Feet: ByKay - Sam ~ *Bare Feet*
Poses by Just A Pose
Location - Bentham Forest

Wear Gray

The Wear Gray fundraiser starts tomorrow, Sunday, 9/12.  Proceeds benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.  Sanura Snowpaw started the fundraising campaign after she lost a cousin to brain cancer.  This is an important cause.  I lost a colleague to brain cancer.  He was a professor, and he was loved by his students and his colleagues.  He had a way of making everyone feel smart and important, and he made learning fun.  I still, sometimes, when I'm walking into work, think I see him out of the corner of my eye.  His illness came on suddenly during finals week one year.  He just collapsed.  His health quickly deteriorated and he passed away about 7 months later.  We all miss him terribly, and have named a scholarship in his honor. He always used to say, "Psychology comforts the afflicted.  Sociology afflicts the comforted."  How true.

Wear Gray

Please support wear gray so no one has to lose a friend or family member this way.  The outfit I'm wearing is called Haleigh's Dress and is a collaboration between Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch and Sanura Snowpaw of Dreams.  It includes the bodysuit, the skirt, and the socks.  There is also a set of beautiful skins included with your donation.  The "Unforgettable" necklace is from Puarangi Designs Jewelery.  The Anna Broadway ~ 11pm hair with the mask and feather included is from RezIpsa Loc, and the Chapped Vamp skin is from Mango Mango.  All these items are your gifts for donating to the ABTA and 100% of your donation goes to the charity for these items.  They are only available at Wear Gray!

Wear Gray

I'm not going to give away the SLURL to Wear Gray yet as it doesn't open until tomorrow.  Please check with their blog after it opens for the location.

Shades of Gray

I wanted to do a blog post from Selenium Pulse as soon as I saw it highlighted on Avatars in Motion.  I have to admit I was a little sad when Chic Aeon beat me to it, but not enough to deter me. The sim is just gorgeous, it's great for pictures, and it's definitely worth a visit.


Few things in life are black and white.  Sometimes, things are easier when they are.  Yes or no, good or bad, positive or negative, right or wrong.  The problem is that often the correct answer is, "it depends."


Should you follow your heart or your head?  Well, I say always, always go with your head. Follow logic.  Use your reasoning skills, and remember, often, you will be forced to make a decision with less than full information.  You can fill in the blanks with life experience, intuition, and research.


Skin:  Nominee - Mosaic Skin - China - Viscera Defect
Hair: HCT - Gema - P16 - Snow (At Hair Fair)
Eyelashes:  Garage - Lashes 27
Necklace: Sn@tch - Borderline Pearls (black)
Nails: VIRTUAL/INSANITY - Into the bloom rings & nails (Twisted Hunt Gift)
Top:  Eclectic Apparel - Fallen Top (White/Black)
Skirt: Sn@tch - Silky Skirt (Black)
Shoes: G-Field - Square Toe Shoes - Sophie - white

Moon Dance

Why worry so much about being normal when you can be anything and do anything you want in SL? Every once in awhile, you should try to move beyond the jeans and t-shirts and soccer mom hair, and be u-neek!

Dance on the moon a mile in the air, 
while wearing polystyrene hair.
Twirl in the icy sky
Watch the birds flutter by
Care not what others think
Toast the poison, let them drink
I suck at poetry!

Moon Dance

Hair:  The u-neek - Polystyrene!
Skin: Redgrave - Hunter Skin - Trinity-/ beast
Dress:  Eclectic Apparel - Anna Dress (Silver)
Shoes & Pose: Slink - Ashia Ballet Pointe Onyx

Windlight setting - Deep Blue Sky modded

Hair Fair Fun Hair 2

I think that the Ava-Tare Nova hair from Hair Fair is my very favorite hair.  I absolutely love the bats and the bird with the red eyes.  When I saw it, I had to get it.  It was love at first sight.

Ava Tare NOVA Black Night
Ava Tare NOVA Black NightAva Tare NOVA Black Night

And now for the artsy pic:

Ava Tare NOVA Black Night Hair

Hair:  Ava-Tare - NOVA - Black Night (Slurl to booth)
Skin - Sn@tch - Plush Skin (Tone 1-Bruise 2)
(Photos 1 - 3)
Dress: **VEXTRA FASHION** "Zipped Leather" Dress Red
Shoes:  A-Bomb - Sydd Shoes - Patent Wedge
(Photo 4)
Outfit:  MysticHope - Zaraja
Collar:  Lolapop! - Triquetra Posture Collar - Black
(And I have no idea where I am - I feel into a hole in some sim (maybe Taure Ru?) and ended up in this hellish place)

Hair Fair Fun Hair 1

I didn't just buy bobs at hair fair.  I also found some great unusual hairstyles that can be used to create fun looks.  I love DarkerSide's retro Victory style.  I bought it early on at the fair and noticed it was nice and low arc.  I ended up wearing it the entire time I was shopping.  I was so excited to hear that House of Munster is back.  I fell in love with Lola, with the built in horns.  What a wonderful idea!  Katat0nik has a wonderful kinda bob style hair.  You can change the color of the hair, the streaks, and the bow.  It is perfect for matching any outfit.  Finally, BC322, which makes great unique styles,  released this pink streaked hair - it's a color combination I'm sort of obsessed with at the moment - black and hot pink.  

Hair Fair Fun Styles

Hair Fair Booth Slurls:

Skins (reading clockwise from top left)
(1)Launa Fauna - Lapine Pale 1 Eve
(2)The Plastik - HalloweenSkin - Ghost-Smoke-Shadow
(3)Moonshadow Skins - Goth - Plurple
(4)I CE COCO - Margot : 6

Eyes by Amiesi
Top by Vextra Fashions - "Zipped Leather Corset"

Hair Fair Bobs 3!

This is the end of the Bobs of Hair Fair series of posts. I wasn't able to get all the bobs, because, well, I kinda ran out of money, so I had to make some hard choices. I may go back later to pick up more bobs, though.  I am definitely a fan of W&Y Hair, and I really like how this style covers the left eye.  I was drawn to the SyDS Hair style because of the little piece of hair that hangs in front of the right eye.  The Rock Candy style is short in the back and much longer in the front, one of my favorite RL styles, and HCT's smooth, chic style is very simple and elegant.  The last two are styles that I've worn while growing out my bobs in RL. ♥

Hair Fair Bobs 3

SLURLS to Hair Fair Booths:

Skin by Curio
Eyes by Aimesi

Hair Fair Bobs 2!

Here are four more of my favorite bobs from Hair Fair.  I love the neck whisps and the side swept bangs with Clawtooth's hair, and the cute pin backed bangs from Surf Co.  It's what I do sometimes when I'm trying to grow out my bangs.  Uncleweb Studio's hair has that wonderful asymmetric razor cut look.  And Curio!  I was so excited to see new hair from them!  I love the stacked back and the angle towards the mouth.  It was the only pack I didn't buy in the black tones, because the vamp colors are so rich.

Hair Fair Bobs 2

Slurls to Hair Fair booths:

Skin by Curio
Eyes by Aimesi

Hair Fair Bobs!

I bought a lot of bobs at Hair Fair.  I can't help it.  I'm addicted to them.  I love, love LOVE the Amacci style, and !lamb's curls, and the choppy bangs with the Fashionably Dead hair, and the line of the Raspberry Aristocrat hair.  

Hair Fair Preview - Freebies

I hope everyone is looking forward to the Hair Fair.  There are tons of gifts and some really amazing new hair releases.  It took me about three hours to go through the fair this morning.  I am VERY lucky to have a blogger pass, so there was no lag.  Be sure to plan lots of time, and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group so you can try things on before you get there.

For my first Hair Fair post, I want to share some of my favorite freebies/dollarbies available throughout.  (Not all items in the photos are free/dollarbies - I've provided a link to the Hair Fair booth for those items that are gifts).  I'm not even close to being finished going through all the gifts, though.  There is SO much more.

And remember - All creators have at least 3 new releases for the fair and one of them is a donation item with 50% of the proceeds going to Wigs for Kids.  The new styles are not available anywhere else!

hair fair preview 1

On the Left:
Skin, Eyes, Hair, and undies from The U-neek - slurl to booth

Hair:  The Stringer Mausoleum - *TSM* Thrush - Darknight(1)  Booth
Skin:  Nomine - Mosiac Skin China - riding hood
Top:  Gauze - [Gauze] Jolly Tank Top Booth
Shorts:  DERP - DERP. Cargo Pants [Closed Fly] Stripes Black Booth
Boots:  The Abyss - Stompers [Black]

On the Right:
Hair:  Filligreemotion - ~F~ Xenia (Onyx) Booth
Skin:  Heartsick - :HS:Enchant : Illusion : Twisted Two (Cleavage) Twisted Hunt Gift
Outfit:  Bizarre Creations - Bizarre Childhood Dress Booth
Shoes:  G Field - *GF* Bow Strap Shoes "Kate" Black

hair fair preview 2

On the Right:
Hair:  Gwendolyn - *Gwendolyn* Ella hair Black Booth (?)
Skin:  Tres Blah - -tb-[Pale] Jejune Cherry - Dark Winged Brows
Dress:  Ivanka Akina - *IA* Black Satin Dress Booth
Shoes: G Field -  *GF* Bow Strap Shoes "Kate" Black

Hair:  RezIpsa Loc - *RezIpsa Loc* - Eliza - Dawn, Pink Booth
Skin:  Iren - :::: Evangeline::::fair_eyeliner_noBT
Bathing Suit: Adam n Eve - Adam n Eve Clothes - Belted Swim Booth

Hair:  Dernier Cri - (Dernier Cri) Camelia - All Shades Booth
Skin:Imabee - !Imabee: Pale - Vivian - Vivian Is Running Out of Time
Dress: Katat0nik - *katat0nik* (brt blue - Confetti Dress) Booth
Shoes: Ingenue - Ingenue :: Liasis :: Brandeis

All poses by Everglow

Next Hair Fair Post - The cute bobs!  Woot!

Plurk Blogger Challenge - In with old

In response to the Plurk Blogger Challenge, I started sifting through my inventory.  Wow, do I have some horrible things in there.  It's frightening.  However, I did find some hidden gems from my noob days.  I'm not as old as many of the other bloggers - just about 1 1/2 years in SL, so I can't pull out the stuff from 2006 or 2007.  I did find some of my old favorites.  I was very thankful for one shop in particular when I was a noob, Dogyanya2 and their lucky boards.  It always seemed to hit "I" when I was there! \o/

I just went back and visited the shop again and all three dresses are still on the lucky board.  They're cute, well made, and don't look noobish at all.  I got my Tesla pumps from Free Dove and for awhile, they were my only shoes.  I couldn't stomach the blinging boots that seem to be so popular.  I don't remember how I found Dogyanya2, but I took all my friends there when they were new.  There is also a nice freebie area on the sim with some other cute dresses, shoes, and accessories.  

My very first skin purchase was this Chai skin by Launa Fauna.  This skin is no longer available, but Launa Fauna's shop has some beautiful new skins that are among some of my current favorites..  And my first hair purchase (after getting the obligatory free hair from Gurlywood and Diversity was the Milano style from Armidi.  I thought it looked a lot like my RL hair, and I wore it ALL the time in my 1st couple months in SL.

Skin:  Chai Skin by Launa Fauna - Sugar - Tangerine Dream (no longer available)
Hair:  Armidi - Milano II - Midnight
Dresses:  Dogyanya2 - Lucky Board Prizes - still available!
Shoes:  Tesla - Elise2 Mary Jane Heels (at the Free Dove)
Eyes:  Pulse - Le Mystere Eyes - Emerald (not old)