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It´s tragic

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A lot happens today, and you guys know i like doing a blog post every now and then, specially when there is a new event in town, Which is the case of Oneword that should be now open.

 

So every edition of this event is themed by one word, the first edition is Tragedy, and i fell in love with this new MINA hair for it.

But Oneword is not the only event starting today, FaMESHed is back with a new edition like clockwork every month, and it´s where i bought this lovely structured dress from Mutresse, with plenty of colour options, and which i tinted slightly darker for a more noir feel NS Qa pwerfwct fro the new released shoes from Hucci.

Also since it´s Carnaval time and Madi Grass and even tho i don´t personally do hunts in SL but i was over at Papermoon the last shop on the list of 104 that take part in this Spring edition of The Twisted Hunt, one of the eldest and best know hunts in SL, and i wanted a picture themed for the holiday and for that used Sohma´s pretty setup with her hunt gift.

Have fun today guys, plenty to do on the grid for those who celebrate the world wide holidays like me and get to enjoy some extra free time or a long weekend.

See you all soon with more news and events.

 

Wearing

Skin: League – Isa
Hair: Mina – Monique (Oneword)
Eyes: Jalwa – Nebula
Lashes: Snow Rabbit
Dress: Mutresse – Stilna Dress (FaMESHed)
Shoes: Hucci – Payson Sandal (New Release)
Mesh Hands and Feet by Slink
Manicure and Pedicure by Orc Inc.

Papa Legba Veve (hunt prize) at  Papermoon (The Twisted Hunt spring 2014
Pose by Adorkable – Floored 2 (marketplace only)

 

 

 

 

 

Oopskate is pinned and i also took some pics

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Like i´ve mentioned before is again time for Oopskate, and all of you may ask what is Oopskate, and is very simple: every year on Rupert´s birthday, Rupert is an adorable orange feline beauty by the way, my friend Axi Kurmin (DJbronxelf) trows a big SL bash for him, that last usually 24 hours and has exclusive items, dancing and music and also a big best in orange contest.

This year i missed the party since i´m way ahead SL time to be on at that time, but until monday you can still grab the items at the Oopskate location, like every year all money raised goes to a small charity of Axi´s choice, and this year we´re raising money to help out Toby pay his vet bills, who said cats don´t like dogs? But here it is you can read more about Oopskate here and is there you will find all the items pinned, including this Pale Empress adorable  dress named after my own furry baby.

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So here i am channeling my little one doing what she loves the most, which is laying down sleeping, hopefully near a sunbeam, in the mix of black and white this is her blanket, I hope you all have a great Sunday, at least has peaceful as hers.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Eyes: Ikon -Sunrise’ Eyes
Hair: Magika – Wait
Ears and Tail: Magika – Neko
Dress: Pale Empress – Pequenita (Oopskate)
Bracelet: House of Rain  -Your Teeth (Oopskate)
Lipstick: +Nuuna+ – Black Lips
Makeup: +Nuuna+ – Makeups v14 12 (Cosmetics Fair)
Feet: [Gos] Boutique -  Barefoot

Pose by aDORKable

Zen Cardamom

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Hi everyone, long time since i did an actual blog post i know, there´s been so much to pin lately, because as usual SL is buzzing with events and activities, something i love, so this blog post comes with a bit of a delay.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Jalwa- Sonam – Cardamom (New Release with Slink appliers)
Eyes: Ikon -Sunrise’ Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed

Hair: booN- KGI848
Outfit: Bare Rose – Kokubyaku Long
Hands and Feet: by Slink with nails by Orc Inc.

You all know how much i love events, and i keep earing constantly of people saying, they are to many events i can´t keep up with them all, well i sometimes think there aren´t enough events, that even tho the amount of mainstream shop do get represented, a lot of cliques and small groups and communities, don´t get the same exposure, and they sure deserve it.

We <3 Roleplay came to fill in a void for the rp community, so has Genre since the start of this year, and even now as World Goth Fair starts, suddenly a bunch of groups that are so far away from your usual mainstream fashion are getting noticed and filling up gaps and showing us new shops, making our SL more diverse and exciting.

All furniture from: Culprit

Available at FaMESHed are the  Zen set all other items available at mainstore 

So today i bring you guys a mix of events, Culprit at this months´s FaMESHed birthday edition, one of my favourite furniture shops at one of my favourite mainstream events, and a skin from Jalwa available only at another event  World Goth Fair a not so mainstream but incredibly popular one

With a little bit of Bare Rose that you will also find is a regular at Genre. And that is all for today, let me now get some rest and a nice massage, i hope you all have a marvelous start of the weekend, see you all tomorrow for more pinning.

Before i forget don´t miss out on a crazy sale at aDORKable since the inworld shop is closing, is incredibly sad to see one of my all time favourite pose shop close doors, but at least items will still be around on the marketplace.

Poses by aDORKable

The light at the end of the tunnel

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Is sometimes just that a light, you all know how much i enjoy events and lately there have been a lot of them, so i get to do less of my regular blogging, but this weekend i actually had some time to take a few snaps, and again go back to landscaping and even some shopping.

So i dropped in at We Love Role-Play a brand new event dedicated to those who RP but not only, you all know i like different pics, and get tired of doing only fashion ones, besides i always felt a blog post had to show you either a character or a story, or a mood for me to really enjoy it.

I think that is a little obvious from most of my posts, and sure we all love pretty pictures but don´t we all love stories more? And since my writing is far from perfect or even acceptable i usually try to transmit those moods, stories thru my pics. Sometime ago in my post Amblyodipsas Rosaceae i tried to do Pancake´s (From over at Renoobed)  challenge, it´s called Create a Character Challenge but i had this feeling i had failed, since i wanted to blog this event this is my second try. You guys see why i don´t do challenges and memes? I´m never happy with m Challenge results, and i´m too private for memes.

This gorgeous skin from theSkinnery can be found at the event, and for once my brows don´t match and i don´t care, and here it goes another character, without a story i´ll let the pics speak for me.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: theSkinnery – Anais-Bewitched (We Love Role-Play)
Eyes: Ikon -Sunrise’ Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed

Hair: Analog Dog – nascent 
Dress: C’est la vie ! – Charm dress (We Love Role-Play)
Hands and Feet: by Slink with nails by Orc Inc.
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals
Scale Pauldrons by HANDverk  (We Love Role-Play)
Necklace: Refined Wild – Pewter Totem Necklace
Bow: EZ Weaponry – Guilded Bow of Jie

1st  by aDORKable 2nd by Long Awkard Pose (no longer available)

Confort in solitude – Ramblings about Landscaping and Decor and creating your own space

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I don´t often write landscaping blog posts, not only are they a lot of work but Pinterest also keeps me pretty busy to allow regular blog posts, nevermind long babbling ones, of course i don´t claim to be any expert, but i do love landscaping and decorating in general, and that is probably the second thing that consumes most of my inworld time, the first one being standing afk at events in ridiculous outfits.

Culprit – Victorian Gazebo (available at this month´s edition of  FaMESHed and one of my favourite furniture shops, with amazing LI on all the items and some of the best texturing and use of colour i´ve seen)

Studio Skye – Skye River Bank Building Set ( love this set and is perfect for so many things from the simple use of the premade shapes that come in it to breaking down all individual pieces and resizing them to fit your terrain better, this one along with their beach set and a few other pieces by other creators is what i use to do basically every landscaping, be it in a forest ground, an actual stream or simply around sim edges, only two things i wish i had with it is a fading transparency option for the water prim, so i could do a smoother transition when my streams meets linden water, i used several smaller pieces with different levels of transparency for that, and the basic shading and texture maps, at least an outline of the rock/grass areas so i could customize the textures to my sim ground. But hey you can´t have it all. This set is still a must have especially if you use it in creative ways.)

Botanical – Sculpted Linden Trees (I love these, because i love things that make my life easier, and when something is well done and you suddenly get an update making it ever better, i´m in heaven. They are controlled by HUD to every imaginable seasonal state, and the new update makes them mod also, which for me is always the height of my Landscaping needs, and also allows me to do a little one of my tricks, also these are the one item i never kill script from, because seriously a whole sim of them sees no performance issues, and i´m constantly looking at script time.)

KIDD Grass Garden – Meadow Wild Flowers Wild Hedgrow ( i really love these and bought a bunch of packs to scatter around they look lovely around houses, along paths and riverbanks due to the long shape  i just wish they where mod cause then they would be perfect for flower boxes also with some resizing) Pampas Grass ( i bought recently a huge pack of these to put around the sim edges, they are menu controlled  and include several texture options, making them perfect to lay around beach edges and even river edges, and they come with the option of killing scripts)

 

Whenever someone asks me about how should i get started with my parcel/sim i always say, start with the bigger pieces and then scale down, that would mean you star with buildings, making sure if they have rezz boxes that you keep the boxes out so you can do slight adjustments if necessary, terrain height is important and might be changed to fit step 3.

My second thing to do is to figure out paths ( this for me is one of the most tedious things to do to be honest) where do you want people to walk to? Where do you want to walk too? simple paths along buildings and sorting corners take time and patience and are also deeply connected to step 3 which is terrain, are you using sl land alone? Can you use mesh pieces to make it 100% times better? Do you have access to terraforming? there are so many alternatives these days to regular LL terrain, let´s be honest the textures on them are of ridiculous poor quality, and with the offer of so many more textures on the marketplace and inworld, you can change them to fit any theme you like.

I personally love mesh pieces that give a terrain the realistic bumps it should have and i´m addicted to rocks, since i first came to sl, people in sl do not use enough rocks, and creators do not make enough rock formations. Rocks can also help a lot on merging step 2 with step 3, so that all your paths are accessible where you want them to be actual paths or branching out into more private areas.

Next after paths and buildings and basic terrain shapes are done we start landscaping with actual trees and bushes, remember again to always start from bigger to smaller adding really big trees to more open areas surrounding buildings with them using tress as a natural privacy screen, and breaking down slowly a big area into small intimate spaces.

By the way i mentioned a trick above, whilst crediting the Botanical Linden trees, a way to give your setting a more immersive look be it forest floor/town square or simply paths is to have a few leaves on the ground, it makes the space more full and realistic for me, especially when the leaves match the trees above our heads, what i usually do if the trees i´m using are copy ad mod, is to take one of the leaves prims flatten it down, resize, and then copy a few about the edges, with different changes to transparency and slight tinting, this can make wonders to an area.

Culprit- Beloved Chair and Endtable set also pillow and plate (FaMESHed)
{what next} –  Cornwall Daisies Planter and Newspaper Pile
C’est la vie ! - messy bag
Trompe Loeil – books
Ginetic – Assorted baked goods

Some people do not enjoy busy, crowed looks, and yet others like Neva Crystall simply make it into their trademark look i myself like to feel a place is being lived in and used, although when people are not around it does get a little of that abandoned vibe, like suddenly all the people ran away due to some mysterious catastrophe, so think about that when designing a space, animals and even funny bots can bring a place to life, along with balanced sound effects which a lot of people forget to  add to their sims, the singing birds, the flying gulls, the water fountain quietly splashing, and the dripping of water from a hole in the roof, random crowd buzzing sounds in an environment that should be busy with people or also random mechanical sounds that seem to come from far away, can do wonders to any space.

Ages ago when me and bf where working on our now gone space station we used to have sounds everywhere, from speakers making randomized announcements, to machinery working on background to people talking, this contributes so much to full immersion and is so often forgotten.

Another thing you might notice about decorating especially when you have mod and copy items and some knowledge of how simple building is done, is that you can basically tear apart every item and reuse it in a different way, i´m kinda like that which makes me a creators nightmare customer, i will take your item and break it and use in every imaginable way that i can, and the more versatility creators give me the more i love them.

My biggest advise when decorating any space is always use it, walk along those paths, sit on every chair, cam around every little pixel, go up walls, walk into the water, and i always do this myself because it has to be a usable space, your avatar has to be able to go up stairs, walk up a wall to enter a meadow, stroll along a beach and have a way to go back on the road, walk up to objects to use them, take your time to actually enjoy and use the spaces you create so that others can do it also.

Lighting, take your time to adjust your lighting, what i usually do is go to Develop/Render Metadata/Lights, this will show you all your light sources, that you can then adjust to the areas as you wish, i tend to keep it minimal myself, and prefer Lights with timers that follow the sim night/day cycle. And speaking of day cycles, pick a good windlight for your sim, either make your own or download one of the many available ones out there, make your place/parcel stand out, that can be set in region easily, and i usually use the sim controlled windlights when walking about, which means i will have them changed according to your picks.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Izzie’s – Asia Skin Ginger Edition (Skin Fair)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Tableau Vivant -  Hathaway hair (COLLABOR88)
Dress: ColdLogic – darcy.grapes
Jeans: Zaara – Classic jeans
Flats: Tee*fy – Arden Ballerina Flats (FaMESHed)

1st and 2sd poses by !Bang 3rd pose by aDORKable

Keep your sim/parcel resources in check a sim can be beautiful but if you are constantly crashy and laggy in it what use is there to beauty that can´t be admired? Keep some spare prims for silly stuff, Land Impact changed a lot over the last year. Smart relinking of mesh objects and even regular prims can have amazing results on LI in your sim/parcel, try it out (with copy/mod stuff at least) and experiment see how small meshes with under one LI can do wonders in prim saving when linked. Play with your objects, remember they are yours to torture and mess with, I´ve found over the course of my SL years you learn the best things when tearing stuff apart.

I guess this is it my first actual piece of advise in actual Landscaping, or maybe just a silly tl. dr. rant, like i said i am no expert, and rarely believe in rules (they are there after all to be broken), there are of course no rules at all in enjoying your SL, we each do it on our own way and time.

Do you have little tricks and tips on decorating and landscaping? Share it with me i would love to learn them.

That´s all for today folks, have a lovely weekend and i´ll see you all soon. Just remember this as one last advise, whatever you do  always remember to enjoy your space, it is after all why it´s there, to be enjoyed, and don´t forget to share it with others.

I can see for miles

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As you know today is crazy day for events, and i think my pictures shows well how much i feel today, overwhelmed and all over the place with so many goodies in so many places, but today i bring you bits and bobs of them all.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Alice Project – Willow
Tank: Geometry – Petunia Crop
Skirt: The Secret Store – Annie Pencil Skirt (FaMESHed)

All furniture flying around and acessories, including shoes are from [HANDverk]and part of the two gatchas name – Oz Relics available only at The Arcade
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ose by Pose by aDORKable

I´m a huge Oz fan and i knew just what to do when i saw these is also a great way to show the last few days and how hectic they have been. So today i bring you some wearables and also some items fo decor, first this gorgeous and huge set from HANDverk that shows a few iconic relics of the amazing Oz universe created by L. Frank Baum, some of the items are decor but a lot also come in wearable versions, and are only avaible at The Arcade.

Another new item is this gorgeous and classic pencil skirt from The Secret Store in this months edition of FaMESHed, the top is one of my favourite basic pieces from Geometry, and the hair is my usual first choice when i´m looking for something windy and is a Alice Project creation.

Don´t forge to check the developments on my Pinterest with all the ongoing events i can pin

Pinboards of Events opening today:

The Arcade

FaMESHed

-Fifty Linden Friday

-The Dressing Room Fusion

Ongoing Events with finished Pinboards:

Free*Style Shop ( that i will try to check again over weekend to pin those creators who set their items after opening day)

The Challenge

The Wash Cart Sale (Sale event where everything is 10L)

My Attic

Zodiac

L’accessoires

The Gallery Gift Shop

Genre

The Black Market

Atelier Kreslo

I´ll catch you all on later and give you an update when all my day pinboards are finished

Quiet as a dormouse

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Indeed i am, and almost asleep has the little one in Alice in Wonderland, But this little dormouse, yes i´m quite small in general with my SL height to match my RL and i´m always sleepy due to insomnia, i´ve also been sick which is delaying my other big project. This being part one of it.

When i saw the preview on flickr of this two HANDverk sets, one with the furniture and one with the food, i knew i had to have them, first i love SL food and second i love Alice in Wonderland, so my idea was to get five different looks inspired on the five different characters in this crazy tea party.

And my first pick is was the little sleepy dormouse, for which i had to watch a crazy amount of youtube videos with adorable little dormouses snoring and being overall adorable, oh the sacrifices i will do for reasearch, to make my blog posts accurate.

So i decide i was going for cute, and basically it involved my favourite colour which is purple and a little bit of pink, with some new earmuffs, owl themed, my favourite of all themes as usual, (this little dormouse laughs in the face of danger, by sporting adorable owl earmuffs). I also added a little sparkle with my silver glitter in a tiny jar, another one of my favourites from The Arcade, these super cute and funny necklaces by PIDIDDLE, the sweater i got from Beetlebones at one of the best Hunts on the grid that came back again this year, The with Love Hunt (remind me please to finish it).

Something else that is new currently are these gorgeous Sugarskull from lassitude&ennui available only at Unhinged, a shop that just turned 7 years old and already inspired a blogger challenge about the oldest, newest and most favourite item from there, I´m gonna classify these boots as the newest i have from there, and bring out the oldest and the favourite later.

Another thing i have to mention is the pose i´m using on this first picture, It´s from aDORKable and the first one of a set of 25 poses left daily at the shop as a gift, last year i missed them all, but bougth the full pack after Xmas, and since i am horrible at reminding myself of Advent Calendars in SL, i´ll probably ended up missing a few more this year, hopefully they will be available after the season is done.

That´s all for today folks, i´ll catch all later, in the meanwhile you can see me nod off and murmur something about treacle.

ETA: I almost forgot i dressed up as a  Sky Huntress over at the Hottie Cooterati blog the other day for those who might have missed it.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Bilo- Najwa Eye (Unhinged)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth– Rashida
Sweater: Beetlebones – Printed Cashmere Sweater (The With LoveHunt)
Jeans: Zaara- Classic Jeans
Necklace: PIDIDDLE – My Special Treasures – Silver Glitter (The Arcade)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Sugarskull boots (Unhinged)
Earmuffs: League – Earmuffs Owl (The Arcade)

1st Pose by aDORKable  – Day 1 of the 25 days of poses
Furniture by [HANDverk] – MadTEA Party (The Arcade)

This place feels empty

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I did these pics at least more then a week ago but only now did i get ready to blog them, i was planning finally a COLLABOR88 post, and also a big thank you to a few more creators who had just joined Unhinged, and who´s new releases at shops or just stuff i had away for future blogging fitted this post.

So today from the current COLLABOR8 i bring you the hair from LaViere, i´m in love with this hair colour atm slightly pinkier then my usual Wasabi Pills gingerbread tone, these fun dual coloured pants from BOOM, from an old edition i´m wearing the LaGyo earings, which i had waiting on inventory for some time now, and not from COLLABOR88 but from FaMESHed i have this Maxi Gossamer creation with plenty of colour options as usual all menu driven.

I was so happy when Damien Fate celebrating his birthday released for free this adorable friendship bear ( i simply ran to his shop and grabbed one then sent a copy to all of those on my friend list since they are copy and trans) perfect to had a lighter touch to the clearly emotional loaded Heart broken poses, a new release from Exposeur, one of the shops participating in Unhinged.

Two other shops featured here that also are part of the event are Geometry, where i got this lovely basic simple top, that  is available in so many colours and with a sheer version, the other shop i had never blogged before and it´s Scarlet Creative where i bought this amazingly simple but yet detailed prefab, i love it´s minimalist lines, mixed with a little bit of fantasy, and practical, I´ve been following Charlotte´s work for some time now, and it´s amazing the friendly, relaxed and also dedicated way in which she has embraced mesh.

Although this was to be a blog about missing someone someone, i can´t have sad words to write about any of the products in it, even while doing the pictures, the bear little smile and the soft light and shadows could not make sad at all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and maybe a little bit more of sun over the weekend, i could sure use some myself.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: LaViere – Taylor (COLLABOR88)
Top: Geometry – Petunia Crop
Pants: BOOM – Threadbare Manchesters (COLLABOR88)
Earings: LaGyo – Santa Monica
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Santa Fe (FaMESHed)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –  Clear Lipgloss
“Friendship Bear” by Damien Fate

1st Pose by aDORKable, other poses by Exposeur – Heartbroken
Building: Scarlet Creative – For absencen

Variations

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This is kind of a silly blog, i was just playing about with Niran´s, trying to get the feel of the viewer, and going thru my Plurk Timeline, when i saw an add from another shop featuring this hair, right away i imed Nicole from smileyorc, asking where is this hair from, and of course she KNOWS ALL THE THINGS, and right away said Magika, so i ran over to the shop, bald, half transparent and with mismatched feet and hands, to grab it.

I was only cleaning inventory, at least trying/pretending to and thinking of a look for a test pic, also new was this lovely Maitreya dress, and Bilo´s Noor skin for the Around The World event, so i took myself a new profile pic.

Shaman has been testing picture editing software and has been sending me links like crazy of demos to try out, so that last pic was one of his tests, so many crazy image editing software out there, i have to find some time to pic a few and test them out for you guys, don´t you just love demos?

Well se you all later, i hope everyone enjoys their Black Friday, filled with RL and SL sales.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo – Noor (Around the World)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Magika – Visit
Dress: Maitreya –  Milia Sweater Dress

Pose by aDORKable

ElyAnna Jones

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I hate when an event ends, I´m left with that sad feeling that there wasn´t enough time to do all the things, not just cause my blogging has been a tad erratic lately , but because i didn´t get to shop or blog all the things, like with these gorgeous Gos boots, or the fri.day hat both from Cinema, i knew when i first saw them i wanted a Indiana Jones inspired blog, but it took me ages to find all the other pieces, and the whole post was only actually ready when Adorkable released this Floored named set of ground sitting poses.

Part of me is sad it took me so long to actually be prepared and happy enough with it to actually publish it, the other proud says, you know girl, don´t do it unless you are really sure and comfortable with it, and i feel that i am, luckily for us all is never a wasted blog post, because most shops will either make their event items available at shops some time after it ends, and truly love that, sometime you just can´t make it to that event and catching it later, or a different version of it for me is always a plus.

And speaking of events remember we have Unhinged coming up on the 15th i already wrote about it the other day, and you can find all the extra info here, or just bug me for it.

Something else that happened this week got me pretty excited i got picked for Second Life Pic of the day on Monday so i´ve been snickering and proud all week (kidding i´ve been mostly surprised and blushing).

Tomorrow we get back to running events, and remember folks TGIF.

To finish of my post here it is the result of when you put comic books software in my hands, I take the jungle with style. Now i´m dreaming of those boots in zebra prints, in the meanwhile you can catch them at all the usual colours at the Gos store.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Exile – This Years Love
Hat: fri.day – Revenge
Jacket: Volstead – The Law
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Boots: Gos – Equestrian Boots – leopard
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

All poses by aDORKable – Floored

Jungle scene by Arctic Greenhouse