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These are a few of my favourite things part 1

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And when i say a few i mean only a few, I remember well a year ago when mesh was new, there where only a few stores selling mesh and the quality was very different then what we have today, the SL fashion industry changed and moved into the future finally, leaving a lot of people lost and confused.

Today mesh is a huge part of our SL lifes stores embraced it, some going full mesh, some going partial, some embracing it in a whole no different way recently, with the coming of mesh boobs and appliers for them so that regular system clothes could literally embrace the mesh itself.

Over the year we´ve seen new brands arriving, old ones revamping themselves and a whole lot of new things, today i was a bit bored, i´ve been busy this holiday season like you all, but today i found i had a little time to sit down and organize my inventory, as usual i was looking at events stuff, moving things into folders, opening boxes, trying out things, and i usually look a mess when doing so, i wanted to take a pic of the new Bilo skin for this months Zodiac, I had no idea what hair to wear and luckily i had stopped at My Attic and grabbed this cute Ploom updo and i realized i was not only wearing some holiday colours but i was wearing some of my favourite brands, and over this year i gained so many favourite stores i decide to do a few more pics of random stuff from random events i have laying about.

Then suddenly i find my self putting up my idea of my favourite shops from the past year, so here are a few portraits and thoughts on the shops i´ve been wearing most often and blogging about.

First i will start with skins I´m here wearing a skin from Bilo, i didn´t feature first because of my special connection with the brand (If you look at my profile it´s writen there I am a CSR for the store, I would like to say i don´t get payed for it  in any way shape or form tho, I´ve just known Chandra for sometime now, and we´ve been close friends since then, I started blogging when she started entering events and I´ve seen her shop growing slowly over time in quality and effort, I now know a lot more than i ever did before about the creating process, how much sweat and tears go into it, be it mesh or a texture) This pic was just the starting point for this post.

Another skin brand that I´ve seen grow over time in a really suprising and impressive way is Essences another shops also featured in this Edition of Zodiac, that has also been in almost every big event for this past half month, with an increasingly quality, making me slowly grow closer and closer to their skins.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo - Esha (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer -  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Ploom – Mosh (My Attic)
Cardigan: Bilo - Munira Cardigan

Now what do i mean with growing into a skin? Let me explain it better, some skins you go hmm i like this is different, and as you wear it more and more often with time, it growns on you, it´s not that use makes you appreciate something better, just that you slowly step out of your usual everyday look and start enjoying and appreciating different facets of yourself and your own shape.

I never change my facial features, I´ve stopped tweaking my shape about two years ago when i was finally happy with the final result, and this brand skin always looked different on me and i couldn´t pin it down why, I´m talking about Glam Affair a brand that always made me go hmm, but after a year of blogging has become my second most blogged brand and one of my favourites, not just for Fantasy but regular more fashionable pics, i collect most of the brands special events skins and i´m totally in love with them all.

Another skin I´ve had a similar relationship with was Pink Fuel, again one of the best SL brands that i always tought looked slighty off on me until i started grabbing and wearing not just here but also occasionally inwrold every special event edition.

Mind you i still wear mostly my favourite skin inworld which is my Milena by Mynerva i love it´s clean no makeup look more than anything else for my daily walkbouts, but i´m starting to realize i wear it less and less as my Skin folder grows bigger and my time for walkbouts grows smaller, and now i found out, well not really found out just wore a bit more a lot other skins like Belleza who´s Wynter Skin a few weeks ago for Fifty Linden Friday had me gasping for how beautiful it is.

My knees go weak with every Fallen Gods release and my inner Fantasy geek wants to fly around SL naked wearing nothing but skin and wings. I cry a little when i see every new My Ugly Dorothy skin out there or Mother Goose´s i wish would actually fit my shape, and i feel tempted to make a new one just for their skins. And i´m slowly growing fonder of the Skinnery,  and i´m atencipaticing Nomine´s new focus only on fantasy skins. And this only to name a few shops i didn´t picture here on this post and it´s follow up one.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Essences – Caprice skin (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer -  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Amelie
Dress: Geometry – Winter (Gothmas by Gaslight)

At the end of a day i realized a skin says a lot about who we are and is one of the most important pieces of an avatar, but i think i also found out my avatar wants to be a lot of different things and some might not even make much sense to me at the time, but it will at some point, when i realize i feel good enough on my own skin to change it as often as i can and feel like.

Hidden Cove

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This is where i´ve been all weekend away, hidden taking pictures for this week blog posts, and doing something else, trying out Guild Wars 2, yes i gave in after eyeing the game for ages, and seeing all the amazing pictures my friends had from beta, i bought it. I haven´t had much time to actually play yet, but it feels nice to have some distraction, instead of blogging all the time, last week was super busy with blogging, so i am cutting back a bit, since no one can keep up doing 3 blog posts a day for long, not to mention i also have a sim to terraform and decorate and an inventory to tame.

But back to the goodies i bring you today, which is a bit of a lot, a lot of events going on, expect my tldr post of the month soon by the way, too much happening all over.

So i went to the dressing room, and tried the new Cassiopeia in the Jamaica tone, i have to say this, first time i tried a Glam Affair skin i was all, hmm doesn´t suit me much , but slowly and with time it has become one of my favourite brands to blog, even if i don´t really wear it daily, i love taking pictures in them, and i love the ticker eyebrows. I also stopped at My Attic last week if you remember well, and it´s where you can find this cute bikini i´m wearing, i´m not much of a bikini person myself, but i love well placed bows, and the bigger they are the better.

Also you all know i love cats and at the Truth district there is a fundraiser going on for one sick kitty the Archie Appeal Fundraising Event, and if there is something i don´t mind spending money on is cats, just ask my spoiled little girl, so i headed there and did some shopping, the poses i used here are also available there, and are a much needed set of behind poses by Bent.

I also finally got the chance to use this amazing beach scene by Garden Of Dreams with a hammock, tent and fire, pier and even a hidden nook with a treasure chest, which i find totally adorable.

See you all soon, if i don´t get lost in Guild Wars 2 killing foes and planting crops.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skin: Glam Affair  - Cassiopea – Jamaica (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills  – Skye (ZombiePopcorn)
Bikini: Pididdle – Ribbon Kini (My Attic)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup: Essences - Eyeliner V2.0

Poses by   Bent.  – Be.Hind (Archie Appeal Fundraising Event)

Scenery: Garden Of Dreams - Dream Scene – Hidden Cove

for more on Garden Of Dreams, check this small video Sha did over weekend.

Sitting duck

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Just a quick blog post to remind everyone about the coldlogic sale going on that will last until the 29th, i ran there quickly because i had been dying to get this Hathaway dress when it came out, but always either forgot or didn´t have a chance to drop in, which i did today, and i also ran by over to Truth because you know a dress like this deserves some new hair.

It was also perfect for this gorgeous jewelry set by Glow available at Vintage Fair, that i wanted to blog for weeks but never got around to and i needed badly to take more pictures in the new essences sink available at this months Zodiac, honestly don´t you love those lips? I Also bring you one of the cute as usual aDORKable poses available at this edition of My Attic.

So here it is folks just a quick reminder of an awesome sale, and some bits and bobs i had with me, see you all soon and enjoy your weekend.

 

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Essences - Virgo (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Truth - Soleil
Dress: ColdLogic – Hathaway (50% Sale)
Jewelry: Glow Studio – Birdy (Vintage Fair)

Poses by aDORKable  –  Honey Dork ( My Attic)

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

And what can I get you today?

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I´ve come down with a flu this last few days so between a lot of sleep and fever i haven´t been able to blog, nevermind take pictures but i had some already done with goodies to show you all, so today i bring you again part of the cute bistro i mentioned setting up before here: La fenêtre de Paris, and also another item or two from vintage fair as well as some FaMESHed  also.

And don´t worry the pics were taken days ago so no risk of catching a virtual flu, but just a simple post about a mor casual layed back look, in a homely kitchen set, at a familiar place where you can sit relax and have a drink. So what can i get you folks today?

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Essences – Moira (Vintage Fair)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Lola
Top: Iren – Cropped Shirt (Vintage Fair)
Jeans: Cracked Mirror–  Mambo Jeans FaMESHed)
Shoes: Monso - My Fabric Oxford FaMESHed)

Poses and tray by  Everglow - Waitress (Vintage Fair)
La fenêtre de Paris by L&K prefabs (Vintage Fair)
Furniture by Lisp – Vine “Vite” Bistro set

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

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The title of today´s blog is part of a quote, by a comedian i admire a lot, Joanna Lumley, and the full quote goes like this:

I find it a great antidote… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

And today i bring you all of them, lipstick is the most important one today probably and part of a blogger challenge started by Cajsa Lilliehook,  so for it i picked this pretty skin from essences available at  CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, and one of the several lipstick options that come with it. I also bring you a lot of Hairspray in this new Clawtooth, hair made specially for COLLABOR88 .

Also from COLLABOR88 are these gorgeous shoes from Ingenue (available in several colours)  and the lovely dress by Schadenfreude ( available in a wide diversity of patterns, and sizes, including kid size).

And last  but not least mirrors, the thing about mirrors is, it´s fine when you hold up them to yourself, to admire your look, to look for faults in it, but with what i do have issues, is when people insist on holding up mirrors to others expecting to see their own reflection.

So i would love to see a lot less mirrors about at the end of the day,  a mirror only reflects what is there, not your wishes, and reflecting your wishes on others, steals them of their own reflection, making all those holding mirrors look foolish.

And this long rant is basically about feeling good about oneself, wearing what we love, what we choose, and not being held hostage to the mirrors other wave at us.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: essences – Rowena (CHIC²)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Clawtooth – Babette (COLLABOR88)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress: Schadenfreude – Mondrian Color Field (COLLABOR88)
Wedges: Ingenue – Jive Wedge (COLLABOR88)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss  

Poses by Long Awkward Pose