Keep Calm ….


Lots to see here, Folks! Just Keep Shopping.keep calm and keep shopping

Don’t miss this opportunity to say “THANK YOU!” all you fabulous creators that make Second Life the beautiful life it is! The Keep Calm and Keep Shopping event is a two week shopping event, from May 14th until May 28th, 2012. So you still have a few days to check it out.

KC&KS features a wide range of stores including furniture, apparel, animations, houses, and more. All participating stores will have one (or more) brand new, exclusive, never to be sold again item(s) placed in their stores. It’s NOT a discount event, items will be full price. It’s also NOT a charity event, all the money will go straight to the designers. This event is aimed purely at supporting Second Life® designers and the money they earn goes towards creating new and amazing items for all of us Second Life consumers. This money goes to things like upload costs, paying land rent/ tier, software and resource costs, and for some even helps cover their real life bills.

There are some rules the creators have to abide by:

* Items must be excellent quality.
* May have up to 5 items.
* All items must be brand new (not recolours of existing items) and must not be sold after the event.
* Items must be full price, it’s not a discount event!

Here are a few of the adorable items which you can pick up while supporting some of those creators:

The Dress Maker’s Studio by [dirty.little.secret]

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret’s Dress Makers Studio Click picture for more in this set

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Skirt and Top by ~CoLoReTa’s:] and hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars

CoLoReTas's

Vintage Floral Dress by Sleeping Koala /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Sleeping Koala - Dress and je suis - l'amour long necklace

Sleeping Koala – Vintage Floral Dress and je suis – l’amour long necklace

Leopard Lingerie by Sleeping Koala /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Sleeping Koala - Leopard Lingerie and je suis - l'amour long necklace

Sleeping Koala – Leopard Lingerie and je suis – l’amour long necklace

Dress by urbana. /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Urbana - Yulia Dress (Dynasty)

Urbana – Yulia Dress (Dynasty)

Participating stores are listed below. Click the store name for the SLURL!

So hurry on over to these awesome stores while there is still time to pick up some of these awesome creations, you only have two days left!

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Outfit worn in the Dirty Little Secrets Sky Box (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping):
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: [Shag] – Coco – powder
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Prim Teeth: [ PXL ] Mouth_open_Addon_v7
Top: -Glam Affair – Nila top – Blue (Sent to Destroy)
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * XS Dirty
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Black & Blue)
Necklace: *League* – DayDream Necklace -Moving Sky -TripleTier (spine) (Collabor88)
Sunglasses: Maitreya Mesh Jackie O Sunglasses (My Attic – March)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
CoLoReTa’s] on Beach:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R

Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Top: ~ CoLoReTa’s:] inSy tOp {Lime} (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Skirt: ~ CoLoReTas’s:] RibbOny skiRt {Sw3et~niGht} (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Black & Olive-Drab)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Poses: aDORKable Poses: Daydream II 1m &  2 (Collabor88)
[Sleeping Koala] Vintage Floral Outfit with Locket:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R

Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Dress: [Sleeping Koala] – Vintage Floral Dress [Blue & Brown][ (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Pearl & Blue)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace long (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Poses: (marukin) [blossom] waffle town / (marukin) [cloud] a thousand withered wisps
Leopard Lingerie Set Outfit with Locket:

Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Top: *.JULYs.* Open Top – Jeans flowers
Lingerie: [Sleeping Koala] – Leopard Lingerie Set [Turquoise]
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Aequus V2.0 (Midnight & Teal)
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace short
Earrings: Amorous : Refrain Earrings
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)

Pose: (marukin) [filgree] cartesier

Urbana. Yulia Dress DynastyOutfit with Locket:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Dress: urbana. Yulia Dress Dynasty
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Aequus V2.0 (Tawny & PurpleTaupe)
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace short
Earrings: Amorous : Refrain Earrings
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Poses: (marukin) [cloud] a thousand withered wisps

Vershe FreebieFriday (#6) Has Officially Begun


It’s Friday again and the weekly notice has arrived from Vershel Iadyl that she has set out her FreebieFriday item at -VERSHE- Layers of Style. Please be aware that this is a new locationand the hunt gift is there. Shoppers be advised that Vershel is also seeking your feedback on her new store and location and asks that you share your feedback on everything – good or bad, she wants it all. Drop an IM or notecard in her in world. I just love it when creators actually want feedback from customers and, even better, actually listen to it.
Vershe New Main Store

Vershe New Main Store

Vershe New Main Store 2

So back to this weeks Freebie Friday gift. Boy, is this gift ever adorable! It has really put me in the mood for summer adventuring and picnics. And despite the wording on the back – no nomming on my backside, and yes, sometimes creators spell out juicy on their item, and sometimes their creations just embody it. This weeks FreebieFriday is huge! It includes:

  • 2 Skins (IN TWO TONES!!)
  • WearEms’ Top (Juicy watermelon design)
  • 2 different pairs of her Stackas (shoes)

Watermellon Stackas

And the only thing you have to do to get this is, 1 join her in world group, Vershelz Posse, (only 50L) and 2 hunt it down. The item will be hidden in a small purple heart box somewhere around the store. Also the special thing about this FreebieFriday is that this week it will be out until Sat. night. That is right! an extra 24 hours to hunt down this awesome gift.

NomNomNom - Lets Go Shopping

NomNomNom – Lets Go Shopping

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*VERSHE* Fawn: Tan (Free to Group)
::Exile:: Violetta:Pecan
[SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
[ PXL ] Mouth_open_Addon_v7 (Mod/Copy)

*VERSHE* WearEms: WaterNomNom (Free to Group)
Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * XS Dirty
*VERSHE* Stacka Shoe: MellonBottom (Free to Group)

Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ – *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum~ XL
basic piercing (attaches to chin)
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
KittyCats – 7T Champ (my baby)

This Corona Moment Brought To You By ….


Piddler’s Perch and their free gift for the Homestuff  group members

This Corona Moment Looking Forward

This Corona Moment Looking Forward

It’s lazy days like these that make me not want to leave my home in SL, just spend all my time fixing it up, inviting friends over, and hanging out there. Thank goodness I have help in figuring out how I am going to fix it up, because there is a new group just for this purpose, and, based on the track record of the group organizers, it promises to be a good one. The Homestuff  group is brought to you by Ivy Maverick and Rob1977 Moonites, the organizers of Menstuff and Womenstuff. The group launched March 28, 2012 and designers are invited to fill out the application, if they have home related products and wish to participate as a designer in the group. So far more than 20 creators have taken them up on this invite and placed gifts out in the lounge for collection by group members. The above scene is one of the free gifts that the group members are eligible to get simply for being a member. It’s from Piddler’s Perch and below is the view from the front of the same perch.

This Corona Moment Front View

This Corona Moment Front View

The gift, the Fun in the Sun deck set, is quite elaborate and includes the deck, two torches on the deck posts (touch on and off), the two palm tree cluster and shadows, two chairs (each with multiple male and female poses driven by an easy to use touch menu), the table, the 3 candle cluster (touch on and off), and the ice cooler of beers. I know the name was fun in the sun, but I just couldn’t resist shooting the pics at dusk / night so that you could see how lovely it looks when you use the built-in lighting. Rowan Attis, the creator of Piddler’s Perch is not just an exceptional creator, capable of setting an adorable scene, she is thorough, generous and approachable. She strives to make her work better at any opportunity and welcomes comments or questions from her customers. I actually had a question about the freebie and honestly didn’t expect much because it was a free item, but not only did she respond, she treated me to first rate customer service and took the time to make sure that all the issues I had were addressed and taken care of to my satisfaction. If that is the sort of caliber of designers this group is attracting, I can’t wait to see more.

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Homestuff Logo

Now for those of you who just want to join the group and take advantage of the benefits such as the adorable freebies like the one shown in this blog, you can do so by joining the Homestuff group in world. You can pick up the free gifts once you are a member at the SLSTUFF LOUNGE http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gizza%20Creations%20II/21/16/72, and you’ll find more information about the group and the creators that are part of it on the Homestuff home page. There will be more blogs posted there soon as they get the staff up and going for the blog. I also will be expecting a pretty awesome Homestuff Hunt one day to go along with the amazing ones already thrown by the organizers. Keep your eyes out for more information on Homestuff.

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Store SLURLs available on the SLURLs page

Furniture and palms:

Piddler’s Perch – Fun in the Sun deck set (Free gift for Homestuff group members)

On Ais:

Skin: *VERSHE* – Andrea Deep: Aruba (Brunette)*
Freckles: -Glam Affair – Leah Freckles C*
Hair: ::Exile:: – Perri:Sable (TDR)
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Bikini Top: (seen from front view) REEK –
Sweater: (seen from back view) *VERSHE* – Chic Sweater: Sea*
Shorts: *VERSHE* – PumPum Shorts: Dark Wash*
Shoes: *VERSHE* – Mimi Flats: Dots*
Glasses: [ glow ] studio – Club! Glasses vol. 2 (silver) (TDR)
Earings: [MANDALA] – tukemono earrings (silver) (TDR)

On Dhirk:

Skin: *REDGRAVE* – [03] DeepTan Skin -David-/ unshaved+hair
Hair: *Coma* – Varsity Hair – Blonde 2
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Blue B
Tattoo: *REDGRAVE – Arm-Tattoo -David- (Torso)
Finger Tape: Luck Inc – *SL* Finger Tapes w/ nails
Facial Piercings: [NikitaFride] – Piercing(MHO4)
Necklace: G&T Creations Fashion and Romance – Dragon Tribal male necklace (MHOH4 # 36)
Boardshorts: [Armidi] – Ibisco Boardshorts / Blue

*blog review copy

‘My Attic” Is Open To The Public


You are all invited to ‘My Attic”, an event hosted by The Deck sim, and its owner, Sasy Scarborough. It starts today March 21st and ends on March 31st. The theme this session is “Summer Abroad 1955-1960” and all items are 95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards. I personally grabbed almost everything there.
Here’s the SLURL to the place and if you are lucky you might even catch some of your favorite creators / designers hanging out on the back Deck …. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The Deck/88/185/21.

Hanging out on the back Deck at My Attic

Hanging out on the back Deck at My Attic

So in the picture are a few creators who are participating just chilling on the back deck of the event talking to folks who wander in. From left to right: That’s me in the beehive and Maitreya Jackie O glasses on the left, next to me is Whimsy Winx (creator of W.Winx Home & Garden), then Sasy Scarborough (blogger extraordinaire and sim proprietor / promoter), then Helyanwe Vindaloo (creator of all kinds of amazing things at .ploom.), then Ashia Tomsen (amazing skin creator of Idiosyncrasy), and last but not least the solo man in the group, Kavar Cleanslate (Exile creator) who has been making some incredible hairs, its no wonder he has a “Hair”em of women around him. Everyone here but me adds something of value to the sale.

::Exile:: She Loves You :: Maarone & Idiosyncrasy Audrey - Vintage Natural LB

::Exile:: She Loves You :: Maarone & Idiosyncrasy Audrey - Vintage Natural LB

Several of us are sporting items from the event as well. Sasy has on the dress by Maitreya and we both have on the glasses, and the the exile hair (although not the hair I have on in the group pic), I have on the Idiosyncrasy skin as well, Hely has on the hair from .ploom. and the dress from DKNY (the dress comes with a matching sun hat and basket, too). Now just to be clear. This is not my attic, that is just the name of the event, “My Attic”. So don’t get confused and think all these cool people are selling their stuff at my place or hanging out on my deck … this is all Sasy‘s doing. The stores involved:

Adorkable Poses
Chelle Makeup (Special Guest)
Cracked Mirror
DCNY Clothing and Accessories
EMO-tions Hair
Exile Hair (Special Guest)
Frou Frou Hair
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Maitreya Clothing and Accessories
Miel Accessories
Mina Hair
Ploom Hair and Poses
The Strand Hair and Accessories
W.Winx Home & Garden

Come hang out at “My Attic” and have some fun while you shop.

Happy Valentine’s Day


Mixing Old & New

SL for me has had two primary concentrations for me lately, Back to Black and Sorting Inventory. In the process of doing both, I was able to put together a comfortable Valentine’s day look.

Hugs & Kisses

The skin is a new one from Illusory and is only available from February 8 –  March 7 at the Collaborate themed shopping venue. It is truly lovely. Clean, fresh,and innocently seductive. It is a perfect match for the new Elikatira hair, Abbey. This hair, inspired by one of my favorite broadcasts on Masterpiece Theatre called Downton Abbey, is one I started drooling over as soon as Elika posted a picture of it on Flickr. She has since updated her blog to let all those, like me, who bought it as soon as it released to let us know that a HUD is now available for color changing the ribbon (use the redelivery system in the store to get the latest version which includes the HUD.).

Sweats, Socks, & Shoes

The socks and shoes are both staples of my inventory and I have had them for what seems like forever, although Maitreya didn’t release the socks nearly as far back as I got my Pornstar Hi-tops. They are both so comfortable and casual and go well with so many things. Here I actually doubled up on a copy of the socks to give the tiered look and the color and pattern change options on the shoes allowed me to mix and match for a combination that matched the other items in my outfit.

The sweats are from IREN and they are one of the five colors of sweats being offered from IREN at the Back to Black event. The creator has made a few different options to be able to provide some variety to your shape. Hopefully you can find one that closely fits your own body type. The texturing and accessories are excellent and a fine example of the sort of exciting items that are available at Back to Black. My next post will show a few more items from the event to look forward.

So to all my friends and family out there, Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Back to Black items are found at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CHIC/68/123/26 and Collabor88 items can be found at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tails/75/134/889. All other items that are still available have store slurls that can be found on the SLURL Page.

Skin: [Ill] Illusory Skin – Love_Milk – Scarlett (Collabor88 – February 2012)
Hair: Elikatira – [e] Abbey – Red 08
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eys 01 (nose), Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Shirt: (NS) Plaid Heart Shirt Brown 2 (Poop Hunt – Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
T-Shirt: Gritty Kitty: Senor Skull  tee (Poop Hunt – Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
Pants: [IREN] Comfy Sweatpants/red/Curvy *Back to Black* (Blogger Promo)
Socks: Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks
Shoes: PornStar Hi-Tops MultiColor v2
Necklace: Sway’s “Heart – Gift” Necklace (Old item found when cleaning out inventory)
Piercing: basic piercing
Ring: Zaara : Raga oyster ring *pearl* (silver)
Teddy Bear:Sway’s Cookie Bear ‘VALENTINE’ – Gift (Old item found when cleaning out inventory)

All the poses I have used with the pictures of the Back to Black items, unless otherwise stated, are from R.icielli – 120 MODEL POSES / PROMOTION! pack for 99L (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Ricielli-120-MODEL-POSES-PROMOTION/3146308)

Vintage Fair 2011 Outfit Post 9


Vintage Fair Landing Points

Vintage Fair ‘Classic’ Landing Point

Vintage Fair ‘Retro’ Landing Point

Purple Moon & Donna Flora Composite 1 Vintage

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Skin: Heartsick – HS : Vintage : Aura : Monroe (C / NB) – Vintage Fair Item
Makeup: Heartsick – HS : Teeth, Vintage Eyebrows : Dark Brown, Vamp Lips & Cats Eyeliner long – Vintage Fair Items
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Hair: Donna FLora – CATERINE hair black – Vintage Fair Item

Dress: Purple Moon – :: PM :: Donna Dress in Pink – Vintage Collection – Vintage Fair Item
Shoes: DNR Vintage Vivian Pumps – Black – Vintage Fair Item (free gift)
Jewelry: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Simple Pearl Jewelry Set in W/G – Vintage Fair Item

Poses: oOo legends_veronica_freebie, oOo lulu_one, oOo ziegfelds_one, oOo 1960s_freebie, oOo jean _eight, oOo jean_one, oOo legends_bette_freebie, oOo legends_greta – Vintage Fair Items
Elisa I Love Skirts2

Purple Moon & Donna Flora Composite Vinette Vintage

Another perfect choice for jewelry was just out out of reach for me. I failed to pick the following up while I was at the fair and it would have also been such a perfect combination.

Eclectica Would Be a Nice Match

Vintage Fair 2011 Outfit Post 7


Vintage Fair Landing Points

Vintage Fair ‘Classic’ Landing Point

Vintage Fair ‘Retro’ Landing Point

Mad Icing Composite 1

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Skin: Boho Beauty. Sloan – Sunny – OO – Vintage – Vintage Fair Item
Mole: boho.beauty – Mole 1 – Vintage Fair Item
Hair: .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ TOSCA ~ Black III – Vintage Fair Item
Hairbase: Plume Hairbase Onyx – Vintage Fair Item
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes

Dress: *ICING* Just Swing – Peacock – Vintage Fair Item
Hat: *ICING* Veiled Rose hat – Black – Vintage Fair Item
Necklace: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Audrey Pearl Necklace in White-Silver – Vintage Fair Item
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Edna Platform Pump – Black – Vintage Fair Item

Poses: Miamai_Model Pose_Editorial 05, 08 – Vintage Fair Item
Elisa Glamour3, Glamour2, I Love Skirts5

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