Adventures in Industrial Chic for Collabor88

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I have to admit, when I first found out the theme for November’s round of Collabor88 I couldn’t imagine what people might make. But as I experiment more and more with some of the pieces from this round, I dig it.

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This dress and metal hair bow are from Katat0nik. I’m really happy that Katat0nik is still making amazing things. I can remember them from my much younger days in SL. I fell in love with this dress and bow as soon as I saw it.

These boots too – from Collabor88 guest this month Beetlebones. I used to have a pair of boots like this when I was a teen and I wore them until they fell apart pretty much. This necklace from Boom, which is so detailed and intricate has fast become one of my favorites as well.

I’m also very glad to see Lamb back at Collabor88 which is who made the hair that I am wearing in this post!

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I shot these photos in Small Town Green. My poses are from Marukin and my skin is from Glam Affair (Vera – Horror edition) Have an amazing Sunday!

Collabor88 – Rain or Shine!

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There is a treasure trove of goodies this morning over at the newest round of Collabor88.

The theme is Rain or Shine and this round is filled with goodies! I am wearing this new hair from Clawtooth which has the most darling braid on the side which cascades down into sweet little curls. I have on the accessory set from Yummy which is an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses.. I was feeling whimsical and wore both!

I am also wearing this cute little belted mesh shirt from Ingenue, paired with this skirt from Boom! My skin is the Margot skin in Europa from Glam Affair. All of which you can get at Collabor88 this round.

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I am also wearing the fabulous new Ursula shoes from Gos Boutique, and my poses are from Adorkable.

My New Romance at Collabor88

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To describe a blossoming new romance is divine, to see it in living color for this month’s Collabor88 is like poetry in motion!

Sugar Heartsdale came up with this design concept “New Romance for Collabor88 for the month of March as she was the winner of the contest, and what a lovely concept it is! Oh, and let me mention that there is a brand new Collabor88 build! I really love this brand new build too, it’s open and easier for me to find things.

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I love to mix as many Collabo88 pieces as I can into my photos so let me tell you who made what.

The Pergola is from Floorplan while the decorations such as the tables, pizza chairs and bunting are from Scarlet Apple.

My poses in the post are from Diesel Works. My hair is from Tableau Viviant while my skin and head piece come from Glam Affair. I am wearing a lace top from Nylon Outfitters, along with the silver mesh nails that I did not get a good picture of, but they are very pretty. The adorable camera necklace is from Yummy. My skirt is from Boom and the shoes are from Just Designs.. and all of that you can get at this Months Collabor88 along with many other beautiful things!

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Sharing the love

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Cae has two new things out just in time for Valentines Day and one is a group gift! The first is the Love necklace that comes with little heart earrings and is just too cute and the other one shown below is the Group gift, Cae has been working very hard on Gems, so this gift is a little teaser of that. You can read more about them here: http://cae.simply-stylish.net/2013/02/14/in-time-for-valentines-day/

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I am also wearing some pretty feathery shoulder things that are new from Boom at Collabor88. Truth Hair, and Glam Affair skin. My dress is from Mon Cheri. Happy Valentines Day!

More to love with The Four Walls Hunt

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So, have you been enjoying the Four Walls Hunt? I know that I have. I love love love hunts that feature home stuff and so far this has been one of my favorites. I mean who can beat the prices as well, 20L for some of this great stuff? Crazy!

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In this post I have stuff from Mudhoney, Pilot, Cleo Design, Cheeky Pea, Vespertine, Abiss and Digs. I totally love how I can just sort of throw everything together and it looks so nice, many of the items of mesh and very low prim too. Seraphim SL even made a cool gallery here: http://seraphimsl.com/2013/01/20/four-walls-hunt/ You can look at all the items separately.

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In this post I am wearing a beautiful 70L Skin from Al Vulo that is at the Dressing Room Fusion. The Mesh Purse in my hand is new from Glam Affair. I’m wearing brand new hair from Mister Truth Hawks, A new long sleeve shirt with my Lolas from Izzie Button of Izzies, and pants from Boom that were on sale for Fifty Linden Friday. My jewelry is from Cae (Cae is Fifty percent off this week at Truth District!) and Yummy and my poses are from Purple Poses.

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Frostbitten @ Collabor88

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Yesterday, something wonderful happened.. and do you know what that is? Why Collabor88 came back for another round of exceptional items! Everything that I’m wearing in this post including my scenery (with the exception of my eyes and tights) is from this round of Collabor88′s “Frostbitten”.

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This is one of my favorite rounds to date. Everything is of incredibly high quality and beauty. I am wearing the Valerie hair from Wasabi Pills, The crystal earrings from La Gyo. I am wearing the Frostbitten Amberly Skin from Glam Affair as well as the Scarf from Boom, the dress from Ingenue and the boots from Hucci. The standing poses are from Marukin.

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This wonderful Cottage in the background is from Trompe Loeil as well as the trees. The Winter Camping set with, sleeping bags, Igloo, Fire Pit, Kettle, sleds (that you can actually sled with!) and sitting log is from Cheeky Pea.. and has amazing poses and animations. The set is flawlessly done. I had some fun taking the photos too!

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The Arcade, Gacha, Gacha Madness!

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Gacha, gacha, gacha at the Arcade has run rampant in second life this weekend and I’ve relieved feelings of going to carnivals from my childhood. The Arcade Gacha is quite an intoxicating experience.

No idea what it is but it’s a combination of the music, and the carpeting and the sound of seagulls that makes me throw caution to the wind and spend! spend! spend! Everything except for my jeans that are from Decoy in the photos above can be won form the machines.

I took some extras that I had from the Pilot Christmas Village and made them huge for this background in my photos, just a word though make sure you have a lot of prims available if you do this because it takes a lot of land impact to make them huge.

I wanted to enter the Gacha photo contest and you can find more info on that here: http://thearcadesl.com/contest. I had a lot of fun taking these photos.

My poses are from the Gacha machines from Adorkable and !bang. My sweater is from tulip, my boots/socks are from Boom, my hair is from Clawtooh, my satchel bag is from The Secret Store, my scarf is from Fatewear and my skin is from Glam Affair and all that is from the machines at the Arcade Gacha located on the Country Club Sim.

Breakfast at Sylvia’s

How fun is Second Life? Well in Second Life you can dress up and try and be things that you could have never thought possible in Real Life. I saw this Jewelry set from Caroline’s at Cinema and accepted the challenge. I would be one of my favorite movie characters: Ms. Holly Golightly played by Ms. Audrey Hepburn.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favorite movies and I thought this Jewelry set from Caroline’s really nailed the jewelry from the famous photo with the black dress and cigarette stem. This Cigarette stem is from Boom and its called the “Golightly” and its available right now only at Cinema along with the set of jewelry. I am also wearing the “Cunt Clutch” from Handverk – also available as a Cinema exclusive.

I am also wearing the brand new (basic) Roza skin from Glam Affair.. which is absolutely gorgeous. My new favorite feature in a Glam Affair skin are the markings just above the butt. The details on the body and the face are lovely. The dress is from Maitreya and the hair is a newish hair from Truth.


“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

PXL Skins bring us Kate

The gorgeous and long awaited “Kate” skin brought to us by Mister Hart Larrson of PXL Skins has been out for almost a week now and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the lightest tone to show off some of my favorite makeups.

What I like about this skin the most is the ability to add extras. Extra freckles, different cleavage layers. Make up layers that you can put together for totally unique combinations. I love the glossy version of the lips, to me that is a nice option to have.

Kate is available in six skin tones: Pale, Natural, Sunkissed, LightTan, Tan and Dark.

Each tone has a skin base with all options: three breast cleavages three eyebrow styles, freckles on face and on full body (using an included tattoo layer) two different hair styles on tattoo layer 2 different lips, normal and glossy In addition to the skin base there are eleven lipstick colors (normal+ gloss in each color pack) and fifteen eyes makeups.

I am also wearing Shag hair that is for 50L at the Euphoria sale where there are a bunch of things marked in pink bags to 50L. Lingerie from Boom for April’s Collabor88 which is coming tomorrow and shoes from N-core. My jewelry is from Je Suis. My poses in this post are from Adorkable.

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“and the gray Sunflower poised against the sunset,
crackly bleak and dusty with the smut and smog
and smoke of olden locomotives in its eye–
corolla of bleary spikes pushed down and broken like
a battered crown, seeds fallen out of its face,
soon-to-be-toothless mouth of sunny air, sunrays
obliterated on its hairy head like a dried
wire spiderweb,
leaves stuck out like arms out of the stem, gestures
from the sawdust root, broke pieces of plaster
fallen out of the black twigs, a dead fly in its ear,
Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower O
my soul, I loved you then!”

- from the Sunflower Sutra by Allen Ginsberg.

Just a general post of love in praise of poetry and my love of coldLogic who makes some of the best mesh around. This shirt and pants can be purchased separately or you can mix and match quite a bit with many of their wonderful pieces to make your own fabulous outfit.

I’m still wearing this hair from Exile, the Bring it on hair is a new favorite of mine. The skin from Al Vulo from the Private room event for only 300L is too. I’m also wearing Eyeshadow from Boom.. as the skin is easy to dress up with makeup layers. My shoes are from N-core and the pose where I am standing is from /Geez/

Oh and if you will.. I was hoping for some feedback about my blog or just anything in general.. you can do it anon. here. Would love constructive crit. Thank you!

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