“If you’re the truest one, I’m gonna make you a season.”

Sometimes, I can’t handle the change in seasons. Even though it’s almost summer like in Vegas all the time, my body can sense summer is fading into fall. Speaking of fading, Designer Showcase’s August round ends tomorrow.

If you're the truest one

I’ve been wearing the same old eyes since I found the perfect shade of blue, but I was pleasantly surprised to find I really liked Dulce Secret’s collection of mesh eyes. I can wear two colors at once! Many of you have probably gone that route or discovered the fun of mesh eyes.

I'm gonna make you a season

I’m sort of a late bloomer I guess? Make sure to check out Designer Showcase’s August event before it fades away into September. Click here for your ride.

I’m wearing:
Glitter Ines summer dress @ Designer Showcase (August 2015)
Dulce Secrets Hydrangea Terra Firma Eyes (L) @ Designer Showcase (August 2015)
Dulce Secrets Quetzal Terra Firma Eyes (R) @ Designer Showcase (August 2015)
E C R U: “Althea” Bracelets, Ring, and Earrings: Gold @ Designer Showcase (August 2015)
Ingenue :: Carmen Wedges (Slink) :: Cafe
Vanity Hair:Waimea with Hair Flowers
[theSkinnery] Simone – Bare Face @ Collabor88
Poses: Le Poppycock-It’s the Truth (Pose Only) and Del May Stairway variant
Post title pinched from Purity Ring “Repetition”

Live and Let Die

August 22nd brings the most indulgent event of the year. The The Hottie Cooterati Experience revealed, “The Festival of Sin returns with a promise of debauchery in the form of the seven deadliest sins.” While I’ve been known to partake in a sin or two (or three), Greed struck home. Since moving to Las Vegas aka Sin City, sins run abound, but Greed is especially noticeable due to the giant casinos and the sheer amount of cash flow and desperation to hit it big.  I mean…there are slot machines inside Smith’s Grocery Store, CVS, and most gas stations!

Live and Let Die

When you hit the festival, you’ll find that seven neighborhoods symbolize each deadly sin. I actually loved walking around. Wrath was seedy and dirty. See the jail.  Lust was Moulin Rogue style where a newbie avatar dummy propositioned me. Envy reminded me of a white picket fence neighborhood, but the type of neighbors who secretly hate one another. I could go on and on, but you’ll have to see it for yourself. Make sure to hit Greed for the
Gacha machines and gift shop. While we all know Gacha machines are a gamble, the gift store has all kinds of free goodies.

What does it matter to ya?

The Festival of Sin opens tomorrow. Now, if you’re going to sin...you gotta do it well.  Join The Hottie Cooterati Experience group inworld for the 12 pm TP on August 22.  Group members always get first notice for any sponsored events. Live large and have fun. ;)

Credits:

PurpleMoon Creations: Heather Trousers and Bustier @ Vintage and Cool Fair
FoS’15 // Decoy Fuzzy Dice – Greed Freebie @ Festival of Sin 2015
FoS’15 // Essenz Sunglasses – Greed Freebie @ Festival of Sin 2015
Vanity Hair:So Vain @ Festival of Sin 2015 (Vanity)
[theSkinnery] Simone – Rich Berry @ Collabor88
Pose 1: an lar [poses] The Maven Series – Five (m) @ Festival of Sin 2015 (Envy)
Pose 2: Glitterati Runway Walk
Props: Freebies from FoS’15: Lost Junction Poker Chips Set, Exposeur Shot Glass (24K Gold), Frogstar Shot Glass (Porcelain),  and Haste Shot Glass (Clear)
Craps Table Prop: AOF :: Industries & :: iThos :: Creations
Background: Glitterati Runway and Seven Emporium Casino Marquee (Former Arcade Item)
Firestorm filter: 1970’s Colors
Inspiration and blog title pinched from Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die”

“Is that why you wanted a love song?”

Husbands can be so bossy. The subtle types are the worst…or the best depending on one’s perspective. So, clearly it’s necessary to punish them with sweetness and kindness later. At least my husband because I’m usually moody. He would know something was totally wrong if I was super sweet for absolutely no reason at all. ;)

Egoisme’s newest release Elegant Babydoll is “Feminine, chic, and oh so playful!

Unusually hard to hold on to

The back is especially delicious to me. The barely hanging on by a thread is enticing and such a distractor.

Blank stares at blank pages

Elegant Babydoll comes in 8 gorgeous colors with just the right amount of sparkle.

Not gonna write you a love song

If you are an Egoisme Prestige member, don’t forget to wear your tag so you get that 25% discount!  Want a ride? Click I want to be an elegant babydoll for your lift.

Credits:
Egoisme Elegant BabyDoll in Pink
{NANTRA} Gabrielle Heels White [L-SlinkHigh] currently @ Designer Showcase
Hair: ploom. OMG Wind (streaked) – Browns
Lazuri Marzia Bracelet Left
Zuri Rayna~Czarina Earrings
Poses: {NANTRA} Goody 2 Shoes currently @ Designer Showcase
Location: Paris 1900
Post title pinched from Sara Bareilles “Love Song”

Strange you never knew

One of my co-workers said she was always bummed out on sunny days. It threw me for a loop because I’m the exact opposite. Consequently, I tried to find the beauty in a gray sky day. I fell asleep several times, but I think that’s due to me laying in bed watching true crime TV. What did I learn?

Fade into you

Perhaps I have conditioned myself to believe the sun inspires positivity. Because honestly, I’ve had plenty of lazy sunny days.

Credits:
PurpleMoon Strelitzia in Cream (sleeves and crown included)
cheLLe – Eyeshadow in Dreamy 3
Analog Dog – mouche – light browns
Pose by Vestige
Post title pinched from Mazzy Star’s “Fade into You”

The Trivialities of Bad Blood: Is Butter a Carb?

It’s almost back to school! That means everyone suffers. Parents, children, working adults, and traffic. Don’t get me started on the average teenager’s level of suffering once school starts. I don’t know about you, but oh those days were tough! At the same time, elementary school was tough too. I’m actually Facebook friends with my former 1st-grade friend. She turned a whole gang of girls against me because I went to another classmate’s sleepover. There’s some scars  there. Now, as for the classmate that threw the slumber party? She’s actually a Facebook friend too, but I totally adore her. We remained best friends through High School and still communicate, albeit through FB.  No bad blood there.

Incidentally, Loordes of London’s Winchester Prep mesh outfit is a total shout out to this time of year.

Bad Blood

It’s actually available at Designer Showcase for only 80L and in 6 versions. It’s the perfect back to school attire. Need a lift to Designer Showcase? Click here for your magic school bus ride.

Credits:

Sunshine is wearing:
Loordes of London-Winchester Prep-#1 @ Designer Showcase 
*COCO*  Open Front Cardigan in Red
Izzie’s – Knee Socks black
Exile Hair Give
fri. – Betty.Janes Heels (Pitch) for high Slink

I’m wearing:
Loordes of London-Winchester Prep-#6 @ Designer Showcase
*COCO* Sweater Over Shoulders in Red
*YS&YS* Viareggio Bag in White
Exile Hair Finding You
fri. – Penny.Janes (Cream) for flat Slink

Pose Prop: Exposeur – Paris – Goldenrod (The Gacha Garden) Psst…Only one avi at a time. Two at a time is the wonder of Photoshop.
Post title pinched from Mean Girls and Taylor Swift “Bad Blood” 

“Cause now I see I’ll never stop this train”

I can sense summer slipping away so I’m making the most of it. Of course, I live in Nevada, so it’s hard to get into fall when it’s so hot outside!

Stop this train

Speaking of hot, Designer Showcase‘s August round has a hot mix of casual and glam wear. Have you been to this month’s fashion event? Click Designer Showcase for your lift.

Credits:
A Piece of Chic – Florence Dress in Turquoise (one piece mesh outfit; other colors available) @ Designer Showcase
/Wasabi Pills/ Saffron Mesh Hair – Wild honey
Ingenue :: Carmen Wedges (Slink) :: Cafe
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Toes M
Pose: **Manifeste** – Model_508
Location: Baja Cove
Post title pinched from John Mayer‘s “Stop this Train”

Love Contests? Name that pose!

My summer’s been flying by! I really wanted to post about this earlier because I love contests. If you’re interested in entering, you still have time but don’t wait too long because time’s almost up for Razmataz’s July Photo Contest! The winner gets the entire package of the Moni poses for free, a custom pose made by Melonie Romano, the winner’s photo in store and Marketplace, as well as a video of this pose on Flickr.

Name that Pose

Here are the rules:

  1. You must use 1 of 10 Razmataz Poses. The contest poster is right by the Moni poses, so they’re easy to spot.
  2. Use your favorite designer’s outfit.
  3. Can use light photo editing.
  4. Add your name on the photo.
  5. Create a new name for the pose you use.

Give the full perm photo to Melonie Romano by July 30th inworld or upload to Flickr (click here for Razmataz’s Flickr page). Only one entry per person is allowed. Need a lift? Click here and good luck!

Me:
Outfit: Amiable Candy Pastel Pop Bikini (July Candy Fair)
Body: TheMeshProject
Hair: Doe Cinnamon Roll (July Candy Fair)
Glasses: Surf Co. Bouquet Sunnies – Tan
Pose: Razmataz temporary name monimodelpose1cr2 (15L)

Sunshine:
Outfit: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Betty Swimsuit Pale Stripes
Hair: Clawtooth: Boardwalk Breeze – Bombshell Blonde
Glasses: Rowne.Actress (White)
Pose: Razmataz temporary name monimodelpose6b (15L)

Location: Kitsch East 

“We never go out of style”

I’ve been on a Taylor Swift kick lately. I never thought I would write that! Swift’s actually a brilliant lyricist. I had no idea! Sorry, Tiffany Celestials as you told me about her some time ago lol.

Whenever I blog, I listen to songs that go along with what I’m wearing. Sometimes, well…most of the time, I listen to that one song on repeat. The song of the day is “Style” because I’m seriously in love with my husband. Granted we aren’t off and on like the song, but we love certain ideas (okay fine…I do have a “good girl faith”) when it comes to the other, so our coupling will never go out of style.

We never go out of style

Speaking of which, Dani Plassitz‘s newest release Lindy will never go out of SL style. Lingerie always has its place, especially if it offers the option to get appliers for mesh bodies and traditional SL clothing layers. Styles by Danielle’s Lindy lingerie is available in red, beige, white, black and pink, and blue.

And I got that red lip classic thing that you like

Also, you can opt for standard SL clothing layers. standard layers plus Appliers all-in-one layer, Maitreya Mesh Body Applier/HUD with six options for wearing (no standard layers), and Belleza Mesh Body Applier/HUD with six options for wearing (no standard layers).

Watch us go round and round each time

Don’t forget to wear your group tag because there is a 30% discount for inworld Styles by Danielle group members.
Oh, group members, there is a simplified version of Lindy Black And Pink as a Summer Group Gift!

Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

One:

Styles by Danielle Lindy Black and Pink Group Gift
Hair: **ARGRACE* Akane – Dark Brown
Body: Belleza– Venus *SlinkFit
Eyes: Vita’s Boudoir closed eyes makeup
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Earrings – Venice White Diamond
Sascha’s Designs – Cheeky Black Shoe
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – High
Pose: Glitterati – Floor cushion // baroque

Two:
Styles by Danielle Lindy Red
Body: Belleza– Venus SlinkFit
Hair: Emo-tions Stephanie
Pose: Vestige Creations Stacey 7
Location: Beyond Persuasion

Three:
Styles by Danielle Lindy Red
Body: Belleza– Venus SlinkFit
Sascha’s Designs – Cheeky Red Shoe
Hair: *ARGRACE* Urei and Haruka – Dark Brown
Pose: DeePosed Centerfold 14
Location: Beyond Persuasion

Post title pinched from Taylor Swift “Style”

Coastal Afternoon

Well, the weekend is almost over. Monday just comes too soon. Also, Designer Showcase’s July round ends tonight, but it will be back August 1 with brand new items!

Coastal Afternoon

Click Designer Showcase to get in any last minute shopping! Until next time…

On Sunshine:
E C R U: Belinda Bandana Top @ July’s round Designer Showcase
*COCO* Lace Trim Denim Shorts Blue+BlackLace
*Fishy Strawberry* Fly Glasses
Analog Dog – psylocibin @ Hair Fair 2015 (Blonde Sim)
Ingenue :: Carmen Wedges (Slink) :: Ebon
Pose: Le Poppycock-Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Rare

On me:
AnaMarkova Gretchen Suede Shorts and Fringe Top Pure @ July’s round Designer Showcase
~after.spring~Lotus Head ~ Red @ July’s round Designer Showcase
E C R U: “Jubilant” Heels for SLINK: Vermilion @ July’s round Designer Showcase
Lamb. Want You @ Hair Fair 2015
Pose: Le Poppycock-It’s the Truth

“Catch the wind, see us spin, sail away, leave today, way up high in the sky…”

Oh, I love fantasy fashion in Second Life. In fact, I walked around in Second Life today, while wearing PurpleMoon‘s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Corset” and an avatar complimented my look! It threw me for a loop. Personally, it’s the total opposite of getting caught shopping in real life because I never look this good in real life. ;)

Catch the wind, see us spin, sail away, leave today, way up high in the sky

PurpleMoon’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Corset” is available at The Instruments’ July round and comes in five shades: Pearl, White, Earth, Pink, and Aqua. A Hud drives the wing’s colors so you have the same color options, but you can also change the branches. Ooh, and don’t forget the Titania Sandals! They’re reminiscent of gladiator sandals, but they have a vixen edge.  July’s round at the Instruments ends on August 7th. This ensemble is only available at the Instruments, so click “I love fantasy fashion too” for your lift!

Credits:
PurpleMoon A Midsummer Night’s Dream Corset in Pearl @ The Instruments Anniversary Round
PurpleMoon Titania Sandals Pearl for Slink Feet High @ The Instruments Anniversary Round
Exile Hair Pick Up Lines
Label Motion Wings Pose 5 @ Wayward Carnival
Location: SaNaRae Heaven Ocean @ Junin

Post title pinched from Led Zeppelin “What is and What Should Never be