Sunday, July 17, 2016

anyBODY Exclusive Part 2 + July Round of Collabor88:

When I got back into blogging, I decided to do it in a way that would allow me to keep my sanity...and that means to blog when I can and not overdo it.  I had been meaning to do another blog post for quite some time, but unfortunately RL has gotten in the way and I'm only getting to it now. That being said, let's dive right in.

Today I'll be showcasing three items: An AMAZING pair of overalls from Spirit, featured at collobor88 this month, two gorgeous tattoos by Identity Body Shop, featured at this month's anyBODY Exclusive event, AND an amazing hairstyle by Lelutka which is part of their new Swish collection.

See Below for Credits:

This pair of overalls is by Spirit, called Mema shown in the Olive Green color.

These two tattoos are individual tattoos and not part of a set.  The upper body tattoo is called Great Power and the lower body tattoo is called Regrette Mien.  Both tattoos come with appliers for Maitreya Lara, SLink, TMP, and Omega.

Unfortunately, a still photograph does not do this hair justice.  The Swish collection by Lelutka has some very subtle and realistic movements.  Check out the demos to see for yourself!  


Upper Body Tattoo - Great Power - .Identity. Body Shop - AnyBODY Exclusive 
Lower Body Tattoo - Regrette Mien - .Identity Body Shop - AnyBODY Exclusive
Mema Denim Overall in Olive Green - Spirit - July Collabor88
Clarice Hair (Brown) - Swish - Lelutka Main Store
Angelica Heels (Black for Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza Feet)  - Glamistry

Catwa Head
Maitreya Lara Body

Saturday, July 9, 2016

anyBODY Exclusive: Part 1

I'm not someone who keeps up to date with all the events going on in Second Life, so when I found out through Strawberry Singh's blog about a HUD by Seraphim that loads up all the events with LMs, I knew I had to get it.  It can be purchased on Marketplace for FREE!!!

While looking through the HUD, I found an event called anyBODY Exclusive that I had never heard of, which is probably quite shameful of me.  I decided to check it out.  It's an event that aims to provide items for those of us with mesh bodies, which to be honest, is probably the majority of Second Life residents at this point.

I started to peruse the different shops and I stopped in the Legal Insanity stall and found this gorgeous bikini that is fitted mesh for several mesh bodies, including Maitreya Lara which is what I wear.  I couldn't wait to take it home and put it on...and oh my, it is sexy!  The bikini comes in a regular version and a full bright version for the chains.  Because of the windlight settings that I wanted to use for my photos, I decided to use the regular version and not the full bright version.

Style Credits below:


Swimsuit:  Legal Insanity - Kajal Gold (Black) - anyBODY Exclusive

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara - Maitreya

Mesh Head: Catwa Annie - Catwa

Hair: Erase and Rewind - Exile

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Breaking all the rules

I walked away from blogging over a year ago due to a few things...burnout, contests, and RL obligations.  The latter which took me out of SL for nearly a year before I returned this past Spring.  I've spent the last few months DJing, taking photos, putting them on flickr and building my followers there. And I must say I've enjoyed it.
The Mesh Revolution in Second Life has brought a whole new sense of realism to how we can display our avatars.  Fitted mesh means we don't have to resize our bodes to fit into clothing properly.  Curves can now be embraced.  It's no longer a necessity that we all be 15 ft tall and weigh 95 lbs.  

When you stop following the rules and play by your own, it can be immensely satisfying.  For years, I thought that to belong to the fashion community, you had to follow their rules.  Rules that would dictate how you looked, what type of photos you shot, and what you were allowed to display in regard to your own avatar.

I think in some ways, things are changing.  There is more of an open dialogue now to different viewpoints and opinions.  There are people who are standing in their own truth and doing what makes them happy.  Models now come in all shapes and sizes.  There are multiple modeling contests now and it's not just one or two voices speaking for the fashion community as a whole.  In my opinion, it's a wonderful revolution.

Nude modeling for a long time was frowned upon, but with more and more people stepping up and speaking out, it's becoming more acceptable.  

So where do I fit in now?  I'm not sure.  I plan to tentatively start blogging again.  Maybe not every day, or even every week...but I miss sharing my voice and my styling and my aesthetic with people who are kind enough to take a look.

So here it first post in forever!

Featured in First Photo:
Head: Catwa  (Also in Second and Third Photo)
Skin: L'etre    (Also in Second and Third Photo)
Hair: Lelutka (Also in Second Photo) -Sage

Featured in Second Photo:
Body: Maitreya

Featured in Third Photo:

Dress:  *Just Because* - Daria Gown (Black)
Hair: Catwa - Silky