Happy 6th year anniversary Designer Showcase!

Designer Showcase is a monthly fashion event and January marks a special occasion. Happy 6th year anniversary Designer Showcase! Readers, it’s a celebration you don’t want to miss. Have you stopped by?

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Featured designers range from steady favorites to fresh new faces, and each month, they offer their best creations at discounted prices or exclusive pieces. While you are there, join the group. Designers are celebrating 6 years by offering Designer Showcase VIP group members gifts! Who doesn’t love presents right? Click here for your lift!

I’m wearing

Outfit: Albino Peacock Rosalie Knit Top and Leather Skirt @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!
Hair: Analog Dog – kanpai
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Diana Oval Bracelet @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!

Sunshine is wearing:

Outfit: Albino Peacock Rosalie Lace Dress @ Designer Showcase Anniversary Round!
Hair: Truth Demelza
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara

Pose: Vanilla Skies Royalty
Decoration: Wall Deco “INACH” Green by Michal Weymann

RIP Dani Plassitz: “The heart does go on”

On December 13, 2016 RL and SL lost a life while Heaven gained an angel. Her name was Dani Plassitz.

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When I first rezzed into SL, I tried my hand at modeling and it was where I first came across Dani’s work as a fashion designer. Her creations were stunning designs filled with intricate details, and she used colors beautifully. She was dedicated to her passion for fashion. Dani also inspired models to push their boundaries. I distinctly recall a former colleague broadened her fashion horizons specifically because of Dani’s encouragement to be bold.  After all, we were in a world where everything was possible.

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When I left modeling to pursue blogging, she reached out to me as she noticed I followed her blog. I gladly accepted her invitation to join her blogger team because her style, creation, and exuberant personality were all one of a kind.

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Models Give Back walked in remembrance of Dani on January 8. As a testament to Dani’s creative genius, I am honored to use her last gown created for MVW Roberta Aulder in my last post as a Styles by Danielle blogger.

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Writing this final blog is heartbreaking. I won’t wake up to one of her kind messages thanking me, but that’s so small in comparison as to what her friends, family, and husband lost. Consequently, my heart breaks for you, and I am so sorry for your loss. May you rest in peace Dani. Thank you so much for everything. Your beautiful voice and creations will be missed. ❤

Dress: Styles by Danielle (last masterpiece designed for Miss Virtual World Roberta Aulder
Hair: booN Lab.009 hair
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose 1: agp-gown314(tight)
Pose 2: IE – Heaven Bento 2 @ Designer Showcase January
Pose 3: GLITTER POSES Back 7 Serie 1
Pose 4: Di’s Opera – Beau Monde 1 – 3 (Formerly @ Cosmopolitan)
Location: Nirvana Island

Dani wasn’t only a talented designer. She was an amazing singer. Some people are just gifted and Dani was definitely one. On Monday, January 9, the music world of SL will commemorate Dani with an ongoing series of concerts beginning at 11 a.m. SL time and concluding at 4 p.m. SL time. There will be nine entertainers/singers that have dedicated 30 minutes each in tribute to Dani Plassitz’s singing career on SL. Please join SL musical artists in celebrating Dani’s life. Click here for your limo.

Monday’s line up includes:
1) Jeffah24.Resident slt 11am
2) Katia Portugal slt 1130 am
3) Too Realsom slt 12 noon
4) TL TrickyLicks slt 12:30
5) Minsy slt 1 pm
6) Mill Tycoon aka Steven Geller slt 1:30pm
7) Terry Laidbacklive aka Terry Crombie slt 2 pm
Automatic Quandry aka Robert Keller slt 2:30pm
9) Isabella Rumsford aka Andreea Onica Keller (finale) slt 3 pm

Click here for your limo.

Freedom 17: Gotta have Faith

At this moment, I’m wearing Chop Zuey’s “Dream of the Rood.” Readers, sometimes life has to suck before it gets good, and that’s what “Dream of the Rood” means to me, but it’s okay. At the end of the day, we can triumph over our demons. I’m preaching now.

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Last year, I pinched a George Michael and Elton John collaboration for my blog’s inspiration, so hearing George Michael died left me a little weepy.

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In retrospect, what inspires us is a telling moment because it identifies the way we felt for but a moment.

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With 2017 about to roll in and my piece o’ land. in an odd place, I have no choice but to revert to my old ways. Have faith in freedom. Cheers!  🍷

I’m wearing
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Dream of the Rood Earrings, Necklace, and Cuffs @ Designer Showcase December (only 1 day left!)
Hair: Vanity Hair Nana
Dress: Just Darling Daydream
Body Parts: Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Glam Affair – Carolina Applier @ Lelutka
Pose 1: Marukin [tulip] Elizabeth
Pose 2: Di’s Opera – Beau Monde 2 – 1
Pose 3: flowey the big black sky
Location: Home of Morphe

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“Missing link on the brink”

The Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas’s strip turns one of their pools into an ice skating rink! I didn’t actually go to it because I haven’t skated since I was 12 or something.

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But it looked really cool from a distance! At twelve years old, I picked up ice skating fairly quickly. I mean I wasn’t amazing, but I could skate around the rink and not fall.

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Nowadays, I would likely fall on my ass more than skate. You’ll find my snuggly outerwear at this round of Designer Showcase. KC Couture’s tops come with huds, so you can change the textures. That goes for the earmuffs too!

Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase.

I’m wearing
Top: :::KC::: Rustic Sweater (Maitreya) and Earmuffs  @ Designer Showcase December
Bottom: Izzie’s Mainstore Tights (Maitreya)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Emma IceSkates – w/socks – Maitreya @ Uber
Hair: AD – Pearl
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity

Sunshine is wearing
Top: :::KC::: Jacket Fur (Maitreya) @ Designer Showcase December
Bottom: -Pixicat- Signe.Jeans – Grey (Maitreya)
Shoes: The Secret Store Vintage Ice Skates Candy Polka/Pompons (Former Gacha Item)
Hair: [e] Lillian
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara

Pose: !Bang Unsteady
Location: Duet
Post title pinched from Green Day “She’s a Rebel”

 

 

“My head’s above the rain and roses”

So, I had an eventful week. I had a birthday. I went to a workshop. I learned that I’m a ‘get appreciated’ personality type (according to the workshop). Good stuff huh? Although, that’s not the most important take away from this week. I also learned I could pass for a real life Laurie should I ever want to change my name.

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The workshop dude thought my name was Laurie. When I first started working with one of my co-workers, she called me Laurie and called another co-worker Lisa whose name was Laurie. I know what you’re thinking because I thought about it for a bit. Unforgettable was my first thought, so I had to do some digging. I mean, my self-esteem was on the line!

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I decided a name is just a name. Sometimes, I don’t feel like a Lisa (my formal name is actually Alisa; huh lol), and I feel more like a Laylah. Then there are days I feel like Sunshine. I don’t feel like a Jasmine anymore, though. Those days are over. The moral of my story? Sorry, but I don’t have one. This story is only beginning (or at least in the middle of the book). 😉

I’m wearing
Outfit: Egoisme Elisa Pants and Sweater
Hair: Exile:: Snow Fall (L) @ The Arcade December 
Shoes: *katat0nik* (white / LT) Strap Boot (former Arcade item)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Props: CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Manifeste Balloon (former Arcade item) and Moon Amore: Frozen Xmas/ Snowy Wearable @ The Arcade December
Poses: Del May Little Breath and Aloft
Location: Days of O

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“Pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind.”

November flew. For the most part, it was a blurry month for me. Now, Designer Showcase‘s November round is almost over too.  Have you made it there yet?

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Designer Showcase is a monthly fashion event that features exclusive designs by all types of designers across the grid. FurtaCor’s Leticia Tunic is perfect for fall weather. At least, it still feels like fall to me. That’s Vegas! We love layers.

Click here for a lift to Designer Showcase!

I’m wearing:
Outfit: FurtaCor*Leticia Tunic and Shoes for Maitreya @ Designer ShowcaseNovember
Stockings: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sinbi_
Pose: **Manifeste** – Model_730

Sunshine is wearing:
Outfit: FurtaCor*Leticia Tunic for Maitreya @ Designer ShowcaseNovember
Shoes: Baiastice_Gill Stretch Boots-Cotton Tan
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara
Hair: Exile Walking on Sunshine
Jewelry: Tres Beau Jemma
Pose:  Gemma Pose 2 – Label Motion

Location: Old Italy, La Perla

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“Light of a Silhouette, [s]he’s insubordinate.”

sublimal-mind-trump-americaI know many people are sick of the election and now that it’s over, I cannot deny it. The results devastated me. In fact, I haven’t been able to do much until now. Well, I have gone to work and all, but I mean my creative juices were shot because I felt as though  I was lost. If I ever told anyone to just accept the results and move on, I’m sorry that I didn’t realize how you felt until now. Indeed, it super sucks! in-a-land-of-make-believeSo with the current agenda, I felt as though I was missing out on current events because I wasn’t an active Twitter user, so I decided to really understand Twitter after the results. I have concluded it pisses me off. It’s never been a social platform that was geared to me because of the character limit. The limit doesn’t piss me off, though. It’s the amount of bullshit, vitriol, and what the fuck moments  that spread like wildfires. shes-a-rebelAnd it pisses me off because it totally sucked me in. Not only on Twitter but chiming in on random articles that spoke to me. While me getting sucked in isn’t anyone’s fault but my own, it’s fucked up because I want to believe I can change it. Although, I did have a nice Twitter conversation with an opposite perspective. i-beg-to-dream-and-differ-from-the-hollow-liesShe popped my Twitter argument cherry. I appreciated that exchange because it felt like a genuine conversation. She was (is) an undercover Chop Zuey Moksha pearl. Did it convince me to use Twitter as the ultimate outlet for my real self? Uh, no. It’s too fucking weird out there right now. I think?dont-wanna-be-an-american-idiotMaybe it always was, and I was just naive. Maybe it isn’t, and it’s just the regular aftermath but in an online, thus all over the place, social networking environment. Regardless of what it is, I had to come back to my safe place. Silver lining? It’s selfish, so sorry bout that! I can safely say that I’m still a #nastywoman. Where that ideology takes me, well, “coming at you on the count of one two (one, two, three, four).” 😉

I’m wearing
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Moksha Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings @ Designer Showcase November (Thank you Belle! )
Heels: Lindy Blair for Maitreya in BlackPat @ Designer Showcase November
Outfit: PurpleMoon Adele in White
Hair: Vanity Hair::Bye Bae-Browns
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Poses: (1) Miamai_Model Pose_Tiny Monster 01; (2) & (3) Label Motion; and (4) Del May.

Location: Ironwood Hills 
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“When the darkness moves in and speaks of mystery.”

Dear Diary, It was a Sunday, the 30th of October.

“The world as I had known was forever doomed. The shadows that had sheltered me were banished by the blinding light of scrutiny. I knew I was about to enter the gates of Hell. But like the inescapable pull of gravity, there was nothing I could do about it.”

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Dear Diary, I have seen my future and it is black and white and wrapped in silk.

“I never thought my escape from darkness could be so complete. I found myself in the middle of a movie star’s palace. Elsa’s tent is the epitome of glamour. There is only one law here– the bigger the star, the bigger the tent. Glorious freedom. For the first time in my life, I dare to imagine myself surrounded by beauty.”

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SCALA™ presents FREAKSHOW – Carnivale and it’s on from now until November 13th. If you want to see the two-week itinerary, click here If you’re dying to get your hands on Glitter’s exclusive piece for the event, click here to shop inworld. 

I’m wearing

Outfit: Glitter Freak (includes purse by MyBags and makeup by Alge) @ Freakshow Carnivale
Hair: *Pink Hustler* disordered hair // 3 (Gacha Item)
Shoes: KC Couture Mina for Maitreya Lara  
Body parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Slink hands, and Catwa  Mesh Head Tumble
Pose:  **Manifeste** – Model_693 and DelMay– Standpoint (arm variant)
Location: Disturbia

Post inspiration, title, and text from American Horror Story Freak Show.

“We are all born superstars…”

And it is up to each individual to make that a reality. Okay, it isn’t that easy, but it is the time of year where Halloween can help one be who he or she wants to be! I love Halloween for that very reason.

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Glitter’s Fierce Corset is waiting for you at October’s Swank event. I’m fiddling with the makeup by Alge’s Design. I’m having problems using the Omega applier. Some parts show up as bare. It’s not Alge, it’s me, so take that with a grain of salt. Just know the makeup on my face does not represent what could be.

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Click here for a lift to Swank and join me in the countdown to Halloween.

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I’m wearing
Outfit: Glitter Fierce Corset @ Swank (October)
Shoes: Renegade. Mendes OTB – Black
Hair: enVOGUE Hair- Milly
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Venom Marquise Cluster Earrings and Ring @ Designer Showcase (October)
Nails: DaneMarkZ – Maitreya nails – Fashionably Dead @ Designer Showcase (October)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Poses: (1) (marukin) [bulgarianrose] seeming disappointment @ Collabor88 (2) I took this pic awhile back, so can’t remember the name for the life of me (a kind of cool but long title for a future pose)
Props: High Society Halloween Gacha @ Boudoir

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“Don’t let me get me…”

It’s too late for a work night, so this means I have already had a bad start to my Friday morning if I internalize the past 45 minutes.

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The future can be scary. Sometimes I psych myself out and think more about work than I’m paid for.  Don’t get me started on what I think about life about on a daily basis because I cannot define self-inflicted silliness.

I’m wearing
Outfit: Snowpaws  Annika Tier Gown in Red @ Designer Showcase (October)
Hair: D!va Erika in Citrine
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Venom Solitare Cluster Ring and Solitare Tear Drop Bracelet @ Designer Showcase (October)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Jara Sandals – Maitreya

Pose: *agapee** Gown 325

Location: MeshWorx III

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