Chasing Weiland: “It’s what made you who you were.”

Scott Weiland’s death devastated me. I grew up listening to Stone Temple Pilots. They were my first concert. In many ways, their music shaped the way I hear new music today, and, so often, a song builds my blogs.

I heard “Plush” while driving to work today, and it brought back so many memories. There is the innocent interpretation of “Plush,” and that is merely how the lyrics compel me to sing along. Have you ever heard this song while observing Karaoke? My husband sang it at my work’s holiday bash and it was a favorite!

Where ya going with that mask I found STP

Was it the lyrics that made my co-workers, and myself, sing along? “Where

“Where ya going with that mask I found?”

so much depends on the weatherPerhaps, it is the connotation of trying to hide one’s true self, or one’s actions and motives, that makes others relate? This is me trying to figure myself out. It’s also an ode to my appreciation of Scott Weiland. He shall rest in peace, and I will call it a night and see what tomorrow brings.

I’m wearing loads of stuff from Designer Showcase‘s January Collection (January’s round ends on January 31). Designer Showcase will be on a winter hiatus and close shop for February. So if there is anything you want to grab, do it before 1-31! When Designer Showcase is back up in March, expect a brand new location and feel!

Sunshine is wearing:

Dress: Asteria Style – [Brown] @ Designer Showcase (January)
Jewelry: Tres Beau “Jemma” Earrings @ Designer Showcase (January)
Hair: No Match No Smile @ On9
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Rose Milk @ Designer Showcase (January)
Mani/Pedi: DaneMarkZ Ombre (Exclusive Color) @ Designer Showcase (January)
Pose by Label Motion Chloe 4

I’m wearing:

Jewelry: Baubles! by Phe MoonFeatherEarrings (Gold) @ Designer Showcase (January)
Outfit: Sage Ava Dress Coffee and Ava Heels Gold @ Designer Showcase (January)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Shocking hair – Browns
Mani/Pedi: DaneMarkZ (Exclusive Color) @ Designer Showcase (January)
Pose by Manifeste
Friend pose by !Bang (Big Deal)

 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2015

I’m wearing:
Dress: Purple Moon Creations – Child’s Wish
Jewelry: (Yummy) Kitschy Holiday Ring – Snowflake (Gold) @ The Arcade December 2015
Hair: Tableau Vivant~ Harukaze
Skin: [theSkinnery] Daisy 11 (champagne) @ The Arcade December 2015
Pose: Repose Present Day 3  @ Winter Gacha Festival (Rare)

Starring my little Holiday pets:
Remarkable Oblivion – Sleigh Bells – Snowflake (Rare) @ The Arcade December 2015
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Tip Toe @ The Arcade December 2015
O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws – Stocking Puppers (Rare), Santa Paws, and  Santa’s Helper @ The Arcade December 2015
The Secret Store – Winter Foxes – Playful / White @ The Arcade December 2015

 

Las Vegas Winters (What? No Snow?)

I swear my outfits go through this every winter. I’m a southwestern girl by heart, so my move from Albuquerque to Las Vegas kept me in warm winter weather. The only snow I really see is in Second Life!

Designer Showcase’s December Round has the best of both worlds as there is chic fall weather attire and cozy winter wear to choose from.

Designer Showcase December Collection

Designer Showcase is a monthly fashion event that features 16 and up designers from all over the grid. Some have exclusive pieces specifically designed for Designer Showcase and others have gorgeous ensembles available for discounted prices. You have until December 28! Need a lift? Click here for your ride.

I’m wearing:
Sage – Tanya Jeans and Top in Mustard, Boots and Bracelets in Brown, Sunglasses, and Purse in Blue @ Designer Showcase
Clawtooth Hair – Valerie in Dark Ombre @ December’s Arcade
Pose – Manifeste

Sunshine is wearing:
LAVIAN – Essentials November Rain Jacket and Jeans @ Designer Showcase
Ingenue – Alma Boots in Nutmeg @ December’s Arcade
Tableau Vivant Hair – Starry Night \\ Side tail – Blonds @ December’s Arcade
Pose – Label Motion Gemma

Props – {anc} NO LIMITS.ground and flying doves and old electric pole in natural @ December’s Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Josette Boutique (A Collabor88 Item)

Feeling Festive

I felt so festive today! The holiday season is clearly in the air. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to start decking my halls. :)

Glitter Mistery

Until then, I’m going to prance around my halls and wear something festive. Glitter’s Mistery is available in 5 gorgeous colors and is a beautiful choice for any formal holiday affairs. You can find Mistery in Marketplace or in-world.

Want a lift? Click here for your limo to the Mainstore.

Dress: Glitter Mistery in Red Wine
Hair: Due Saskia (Collabor88)
Pose: Manifeste

Happy 6th Anniversary to Styles by Danielle!

While the Anniversary Fashion Show is over, it’s still November 29, so you have plenty of time to enjoy Styles by Danielle’s 6th Anniversary! Style by Danielle’s Kallima in Black is “materials ready.” Meaning? Enable Advanced Lighting Model on, under your Graphics Preferences and see for yourself or see below. See the sparkly fabric?

Kallima Black_materials ready

The rich texture and pop of colors are a Styles by Danielle trademark to me.

Danielle 6th Anniversary Programme

Hey, group members! Take advantage of the Anniversary special and get this lovely gown for 149L. Kallima is is also available in Red, Blue, Ocean Green, Baby Blue, and White.

Kallima Styles by Danielle

Group members enjoy a 30% discount! If you aren’t a Styles by Danielle Group member, now’s your chance to join free of charge, but that offer is only good for today (November 29). Click here for your complimentary limo ride!

I am wearing:

Styles by Danielle Kallima in Black
Hair: D!va Sienna
Poses: Manifeste 616 and 613
Jewelry: Lazuri Marzia
Location: Venice

Tis the Season

I’m back home! We celebrate Thanksgiving early because it’s easier to travel in the middle of November rather than the actual day. Family affairs are rough, so it’s good to be home.

Don’t get me wrong. I miss my family but once you hit a certain age, or maybe once you live on your own, staying at mom and dad’s can be difficult.

Tis the Season

Tomorrow marks the end of Designer Showcase’s November round. It officially ends at midnight, so it’s your last chance to pick up designer goodies at promotional prices. Lots of fun cocktail dresses. Tis the season for dressing up!

Want to see? Click Designer Showcase for your taxi.

Credits from left to right:

Dress: Entice – Brown Sugar – Leather (Multiple prints/textures to choose from) @ November Designer Showcase
Pose: Manifeste

Dress: [ZanzE] Cassandra {LACE}-(Available for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and traditional fit) @ November Designer Showcase
Pose: posa170mesh by Chicco Rabeni

Dress: Snowpaws Charlotte – White Lace (Also available in Black and Omega or TMP applier) @ November Designer Showcase
Pose: Label Motion

Road Trip

I’m hitting the road! tomorrow! Now, road trips are so much fun in theory, but the drive to Albuquerque isn’t the best. It’ll be good to see my family though, and luckily my husband will drive out. I just have to take care of our two rats (small Chihuahuas). That’s a fair trade. :D

Road Trip

Speaking of travel, NANTRA’s “Seattle Bound” is available at Designer Showcase’s November round. Six poses and suitcases and totes to boot!

How to pack for cold weather

I wish I could take this much luggage. I always change my mind about what I want to wear once I get to my destination. Be sure to check out Designer Showcase’s November round. It’s in a new location and better than ever! Tons of exclusives such as my thigh high boots by Lindy.

Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase!

I’m wearing:

Ana Markova Blythe Sienna @ Designer Showcase
Lindy Karla Over the Knee Rigged Mesh Boots @ Designer Showcase
Poses by NANTRA “Seattle Bound” @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Exile Lazy Summer Days

Wake me up, when October ends

Actually, I love October because of Halloween, but today did mark one end.

Waking up drowning

Designer Showcase’s October round is done for the month, but it will be back in November! If you recall, Designer Showcase is a monthly fashion event that offers exclusives, group gifts, and a variety of goodies at discounted prices. Plus, November brings a new location. Stay tuned for more.

Until then, happy Second Life living!

Credits:

Outfit: [L]oovus – Suri Sweater in Cadmium (Designer Showcase October 2015)
Acessories: E C R U: “Althea” Bracelet, Ring, and Earrings in Gold; Shakeup! Luna Ring [03]
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Laying – Ombre (The Arcade September 2015)
Shoes: White Room Couture Exotique Shoe India
Skin: O45 – J’adore Blossom Makeup 5
Pose: Del May “Waking Up Drowning”

Just one more thing…

PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 came to an end. I hope you were able to make it to some of the fashion shows and do a little, or a lot of, fall/winter shopping!

Penumbra Fashion Week comes to an End

Fall Fashion in Second Life

I dare say I look forward to Fall fashion IRL now. I’ve always been a summertime girl, but there is something special about the briskness in the air. yellow leaves, and fashion that beats the chill beautifully.

Credits:

Sunshine is wearing:

Shoes: RAYNE Rogue boots
Dress: RAYNE Grunge, purple
Hair: Lamb. Afternoon (The Arcade September 2015)
LEGENDAIRE Penny Bag @ Designer Showcase
Pose: Label Motion – Ami 3

I’m wearing:

Outfit: *Petit Chat* Precious Denim  Jacket and Skirt in Pink
Shoes: Ama. : Gilded Oxfords : Morganite {Maitreya}
Hair: Exile::In These Shoes? @ Collabor88
Skin: October’s 4 Seasons – J’adore Blossom Natural
Pose: EverGlow Soft 6

Group pose: {pose maniacs} 49

Fashion’s Future (DeLorean/Time Machine Not Required)

PENUMBRA. Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ends today. Don’t be sad. Before you know it, 2016’s fashion trends will be here. However, 2015 isn’t over yet, and we still have out staples. Speaking of which, you can’t go wrong with a timeless silhouette.

October 21, 2015

There’s also time to celebrate our curves. Sleek pencil skirts, corsets, and peplum silhouettes will hopefully always be in style.

Fashion's Future

However, don’t feel like you always have to be classic. Second Life’s fashion allows us to be who we feel like we want to be for that day.

Fashion Time Travel

Much like our moods can change, our fashion sensibilities may change. I say go for it. Dare to dream and dare to wear what fits your mood. I sincerely hope you were able to visit PENUMBRA. this week. There was a lot of inspiration flowing. Thanks to all of the designers! Okay, I feel like the music for the Oscars is coming on lol. I’ll shush. :D

Closing day itinerary:

Saturday 10/24 @ 10AM

Brand/Designers: Haus of Boobah

Saturday 10/24 @ 12PM

Brand/Designers: Baboom Couture, Irodori, MEB, Rapture & Sage

Finale 10/24 @ 2PM    

Brand/Designers:

 .::LUNA:: Body Art, 7 Deadly s[k}ins, [[ Masoom ]], Athena Couture, blackLiquid, BYRNE, Du Jour, K E L I N I, LIZIAAH, LUXE Paris, LX Essentials, Sabra Style, Wicca’s Wardrobe & Zanze

Last day’s festivity features live singer Long Pausch @ 3PM

Credits:

Outfit 1:
Dress: Sabra Style Brienne Autumn (PENUMBRA. FW A/W15 Exclusive)
Analog Dog – kanpai
Zibska Aubade ~ Earrings
JCNY – Celebrity Bold Diamond, Hyper-Gems Bracelet
Sascha’s Designers- Cheeky Gold Shoe
Pose: Manifeste

Outfit 2:
Dress: *Glitter* Infatuation  (PENUMBRA. FW A/W15 Exclusive)
DE.Boutique SS15 Kim Heels Essentials Limited
MG -Earrings – Venice White Diamond Earrings
Vanity Hair:Ennui-Browns
Pose: agp-high pose115

Outfit 3:
Dress: Du Jour- Valkyra (PENUMBRA. FW A/W15 Exclusive)
DE.Boutique SS15 Kim Heels
Exile:: Strange and Unusual (Collabor88)
Pose: Morphine

Location: SaNaRae