Apple Fall – London Skybox

So I got this adorable London Skybox Apartment from Apple fall last week and I wanted to decorate it with as little prims as possible. The skybox itself was 58 Prims and my total prims after I had everything down was 406 prims and I still have 260 prims left over on my little plot. Most of the furniture that I used is mesh as well as the skybox itself. I pulled furniture from a few of my favorite places.

In these photos you will see Apple Fall, Mudhoney, What Next, Vespertine, Nordari, Lisp, Trompe Loeli, and Cheeky Pea which to me are some of the best places on the grid to buy furniture… especially Mesh furniture. Thank you to Spencer Christenson for always being willing to take a bath with me. :P

The Bathtub pictured, make sure you visit Fameshed for that. It’s from Trompe Loeli and its absolutely wonderful. The living room furniture you can get for a STEAL at collabor88 (The couch, chairs and coffee tables so go and get them before the 8th!)

I have a few things in here from North West who is closing but everything is 50L and reasonable low prim as well for not being mesh. I’m not sure when they are closing though. If you want to know specifically where I got something feel free to message me but I highly recommend visiting those stores.

Fameshed for October

I’m a bit behind on posting but I woke up extra early this morning to beat the crowds for the new round of Fameshed. I picked up this great off the shoulder striped sweater from Erratic and this adorable hair from Wasabi Pills. Of course I bought more than this but perhaps those things will come in another post.

This skin, if you are feeling lucky is skin number 8 from the Arcade from Glam Affair. They did a special version of the Roza skin for Gacha and its only 75L a try which is a total steal because all of the skins are gorgeous.

I stopped by Itutu’s little beer garden for these shots and was quite pleased that my shadows are working upon trying out the new Kirstens viewer. Firestorm doesn’t give me shadows but I love the interface. My shorts are from Mon Tissu, shoes are from Celoe and my poses are from Label Motion.

I <3 Rouge

I just wanted to post this to hopefully bring awareness to a special event that is happening this weekend. CodeBastard Redgrave (Codie) of Rouge Estates is having an event with several cool designers and DJ’s as you can see above in the poster. If you are wanting to get involved you can contact the very lovely Gidge Uriza.

My personal experience with Rouge, (that is when I do manage to make it out of my skybox) is that its a very friendly place and it is well decorated and the music is always great. I mean I can remember it from my much earlier days of Second Life and it has remained a consistent place and it would be really sad if we as a community just let it go. I mean there are less and less cool places to hang out around the grid and we don’t want to lose another one. So if you have time this weekend please do visit.. listen to some music, donate if you can and shop!

I am going to post what Codie her self said on flickr.. and if you can please repost this so as many people as possible can come and support Rouge. Thank you so much.

It’s been more than 4 years now that I have been running Rouge and it’s estates. It’s been a long, great run. We’ve been luckier than most. Rouge always made it’s tiers essentially from my sales from MechanizedLife products, and donations from most generous patrons.

But the things, they are a changing. I am no longer inworld as much as I was. We do less regular events, but we’re still here. Rouge is still there, by some kind of miracle, like a flagship for memorable parties and gatherings.

It started with a million Lindens, and during the years, tiers ate that reserve completely dry, until we lived pretty much month to month. However, the economy being what it is, I saw a sharp decline in our sales in the last year, but it culminated in the last 2 months, where for the first time since the beginning of this adventure, I had to pay tiers almost entirely out of pocket.

Of course, the economy is what it is. It affected both RL and SL. Thing is, even with all my good will, I cannot afford paying for a private region, which is half of my RL rent, to maintain a giant lady sculpture in a virtual world – as beautiful as she is.

To be honest, there are much more worthy causes. I rather you donate to cancer research, or for a cure to shingles. However, I have a hard time letting Rouge go because of all the memories, but if I have no other choice, I will have to. This said, if we go out the door, we will go with a bang. We won’t go without busting a hole in the grid. We won’t go without a scream, without a fight, and without lots of dry humping.

Rouge has always been your home as well as mine. I always envisioned it as an open society. I always offered the place for free for anyone that wanted to do any kind of event or party. I always refused to charge anything for access, membership, or anything. It never had any business plan. It always aimed to be inclusive to all types of people, no matter who or what you are in real life. I always wanted it to be a safe haven from the chaos of the grid, and from the chaos of life. Something perpetually beautiful and especially something completely out of the ordinary.

I think we delivered. And if you people let us, we will deliver again.

Rouge is also one of the last independent estates in SecondLife that does not belong to a land baron. We are the 99%. We are that red stain on the map that won’t go away. We are the proud underdog.

No matter what happens in the next weeks, I’m eternally grateful. Even if we lose our home, I will always cherish the memories. I will always remember how generous people are. I don’t know what the future has for us, but from the reaction I got, I feel it may be brighter than expected. It gives me warm fuzzy feelings.

Just in the last week, I was ready to give up the keys, as my balance was completely dry and getting closer to tiers. In matters of days, people like you dropped enough in my mailbox to pay for this next month’s tiers. People have gathered and initiated this special event, I <3 ROUGE, as an attempt to save it. This alone made me realize that it was all worth it. All this work made some people happy. And that is more I could have ever asked for Rouge.

So, no matter what happens, we will rock the casbah. We will drive the asset servers insane. We will make so much noise the neighbors will hear us and call the e-cops. We will shake it up around the clock until we crumble with exhaustion. We will get so shitfaced we won’t even remember our names. We will live it up, one more time, hopefully not the last time…

We are Rouge. We are one. We won’t go without a bang.

Now, let’s do this.

Sincerely,

CodeBastard Redgrave
Rouge Estates

Let Go

drink up baby doll
Are you in or are you out?
Leave your things behind
‘Cause it’s all going off without you
Excuse me too busy you’re writing your tragedy
These mishaps
You bubble-wrap
When you’ve no idea what you’re like

So, let go, let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It’s all right
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
So, let go, let go
Just get in
Oh, it’s so amazing here
It’s all right
’cause there’s beauty in the breakdown

It gains the more it gives
And then it rises with the fall
So hand me that remote
Can’t you see that all that stuff’s a sideshow?
Such boundless pleasure
We’ve no time for later
Now you can’t await
your own arrival
you’ve twenty seconds to comply

So, let go, so let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It’s alright
‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
So, let go, yeah let go
Just get in

Credits: Skin: PXL Faith Group Gift. Bikini Bottom: Baiastice. Hair: Lelutka. Pose 1: Adorkable. Pose 2 with butterflies: Cheerno. Necklace: Mandala.

New Ingenue Group Gift, & more Collabor88!

I fell in love with a dress yesterday… and if you are in the Ingenue group or would like to join for a mere 250L you can get amazing gifts like this beautiful Daffodil dress!

While I’m not always one for Yellow.. it’s becoming a color that I’m warming up to. This pearl set by LaGyo at Collabor88 and this hair from D!va was the perfect compliment for me to this beautiful mesh group gift dress from Ingenue. I love the dress it has a warm end of the summer getting ready for fall feel to it. The poses that I used in this post are from Marukin from Collabor88.


Of course, the retro-ish feel of the dress made me want to rez this adorable kitchen at Collabor88 right now. The Timeless kitchen from Trompe Loeli is mesh, low prim and comes in either PG or Adult animations. You probably can’t tell but I’m in the New Orleans Skybox from Barnesworth Anubis which I plan to blog properly before this round is up.. because its just so detailed and gorgeous. Anyhow.. have a great Wednesday! <3

Mon Tissu Blogger Search (My Second Entry)

All About the Contest Here: http://montissu.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-blogger-search-mon-tissu-fashion.html

What I’m Wearing:

Skin: Pink Fuel Kumi (Dual Wing) with Jet set Matte Lips
Hair: Truth Skai – Espresso w/Roots
North West Chunky Heart earings
Auxiliary Gacha Mouse ears (Spikes) Black Rare
Leverocci - Mesh Nails in Burgandy.
Mayfly Deep Sky eyes in Honey Brown
Pose: Olive Juice – “Lady Friend”
Location: Izzies Mainstore http://slurl.com/secondlife/Izzies/114/125/32

Mon Tissu Items:
Favorite Leather flats in Black
Favorite Wool Tights in Red
Gathered Frills Blouse in Cream
Highland Skirt in Black
The belt from the Park Avenue Top
Sophmore Satchel in Matted Red

.lame furniture (but not really) & gacha madness!

Yesterday I was talking to an old friend who has started up his furniture business back up in SL. It’s really worth a look because this couch that I’m featuring is only 8 prims and 199L and it’s so freaking cute. The tea couch from .lame furniture can be found in world or here on the market place. It’s a fun and brightly colored couch that goes well with the madness of my gacha items that I’m about to show you. The table showcasing the lovely vintage head form Nylon Outfitters can also be found at .lame.

I also want to mention that the skybox that I am using for this post can be found at this month’s Collabor88 from floorplan.



Most of the furniture used such as the futon, the chairs table and birds painting, couch and tables are from .lame furniture. Most stuff is mesh and low prim, and even the sculpt stuff is low prim. All the fun accessories and stuff are from the Arcade Gacha and I’ve tried to list all the ones that I’ve used in the tags but if you have a particular question about something feel free to IM me in world!

Some of my favorite blogs and bloggers..

Yesterday, Gogo asked What are your top 10 favorite SL blogs? Honestly I read a lot of blogs but of course we all have our own personal preferences.

This is my list in no particular order and I’ll give a reason for each:

Marleen Vaughan of Coffeesmoke: I love this girl, she is the reason that I even started blogging in SL. She invited me to be a part of Coffeesmoke and I was for almost two years before branching off to my own blog. Her posts are funny, real and non contrived. Her writing is top notch and I’ve laughed out loud many times. Also she started another blog called the Concerned Bloggers Association which is worth a look. She also has a shop called Vaughan’s House of Curiosities which is visionary, quirky and fun.

Caelan Hancroft of Simply Stylish Cae inspires me with her adorable face, curvy body and and well thought out photography. Her outfit combinations are amazing.

Grazia Horwitz of GraziaSL.Com I’ve followed this blog for a long time. Grazia to me is an icon in the SL Fashion community. She makes brilliant and sometimes daring style choices but she is flawless. Everything she picks goes perfectly together.

Strawberry Singh of StrawberrySingh.com Berry is awesome sauce. Just look at her blog and you can see why. She is a goddess, untouchable seemingly at first but actually refreshingly down to earth with a very sweet personality. I love her tutorials and windlights.

Luna Jubilee of Luna Jubilee.com This is another blog that I’ve followed for a long time. She has the amazing windlights for download too, blogger boot camp tutorials, and she started the very successful 52 weeks of color blogger challenge. Luna is a sweet, funny and wonderful person the times I’ve been lucky enough to talk with her or hang out in world and her blog is a reflection of that.

Gogolita of Juicybomb.com I love Gogo’s blog because she writes with integrity and she styles herself in some of the most adorable finds from around SL that I probably would not have been aware of without her. I appreciate her blog because she is honest, colorful and juicy like a fresh peach!

It’s only fashion is a collaboration blog of some of the best bloggers in Second life. My favorite being the ever wise and stylish Cajsa Lilliehook mixed with the fun and down to earth mother earth goddessness of Gidge Uriza.. there are many great bloggers on the It’s only fashion blog but I am partial to the both of them and over all it makes for a diverse blog with many tutorials and solid fashion advice.

Annan Adored of Interstyle Fashion. I don’t know her at all aside from finding her on flickr one day but she could be my baby’s momma.. maybe? Seriously her images are gorgeous and I love the way she puts together a photo. Her windlight settings available for download are great too.

Free*Style: I could not make a list like this without including probably the first second life blog that I’ve ever read. Free*Style is my favorite “freebie” blog and mostly like the first that I can remember reading. This blog helped me through my much more noobish days and this blog to me is top quality and worth a read for anyone from the basic new SL user to even the most advanced as there is always something new to learn.


Vaki Zenovka
of Insert Funny name here: She maybe blogs once or twice a month now but when she does its well worth it. Her images are stunning, evocative and eloquent. Her writing to go along with her images is equally as amazing. A very impressive blog, indeed.

Other blogs that I love: Not Quite Pink by Magenta Devinna whom I simply adore, Bouncer Criss of Pixel Phasion 4 Men has a wonderful Mens blog, Lysie Aristocrat of Barbie Does Sl and Lauren Minuet of Flirting with Fashion are all blogs that I love to read as well.

Now this list has variations here and there but don’t get me wrong I appreciate all of the awesome bloggers in SL but these are ones that I’ve chosen because I’ve either followed them for a long time or because I feel there are currently my favorites. So who are yours?

Collabor88 is Timeless

I’ve only just begun to skim the surface of the amazing offerings this Collabor88, who has a new location and it’s own sim!

I have to say this is one of my favorite Collabor88’s to date. Perhaps its the fall colors that I’m seeing but how could I not love these mesh shorts from Ingenue with the cute little bow on the side or this fantastic jacket from House of Fox. For this post my poses are from Marukin‘s Classic offering pose pack for this round of Collabor88.

I am also wearing (not available at Collabor88) new hair from Truth that so far everyone I know loves. It’s adorable. My tights, shirt and boots are from Mon Tissu and my jewelry in this post (the rings and earrings) are from Mandala.

Autumn Bridge

I really feel the sense of Autumn in the air lately. I think every September brings a certain nostalgia and I have to smile. I think fall is a magical time and I love fall too in Second Life.

This new dress from ColdLogic is just the perfect thing along with their other newly released items to get you in the SL Fall spirit. The new collection is lovely and so far this is my favorite piece. I am also wearing semi new hair from Truth called Liberty, it is very cute and I love the side pony tail.

I have been wearing one of two skins almost exclusively lately. This skin is the Lilith Skin from Glam Affair. It is very much a friend to the red heads and gingers of SL with these very cute brow options. My pose is from Del May, my tights are from Mon Tissu and my boots are from Maitreya. My necklace is from Maxi Gossamer from Augusts Collabor88.