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How does pinning work?

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Well you all know by now i got myself a Pinterest account and have been pinning like mad since Valentines, since i found it was the perfect place to organize all the Valentine´s promotions and sales going around SL that day, since then i also started pinning events happening, mostly cause it´s easier for me as a shopper to have all the things in one place with a good easy to see presentation.

So i organize my pinning by event and when the event is complete i add an additional pin with date, when a new edition opens all i have to id simply add to that board, rinse and repeat, so if you look at my Pinterest you will see several boards in chronological order, the more recent ones are The Arcade, The Challenge, Zodiac, followed by events that have already started on the date seen as the last pin on it.

You will also see i have another board at top and that one is for random stuff i find around related to my current favourite theme which is spring at the moment. and theses will probably be seasonal.

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Did you guys know you can pin directly from the Second Life marketplace? Why not make a whishlist pinboard so your friends can see what you would love have?

I hope everyone has a great start of the week with lots of pinning and shopping.

These are a few of my favourite things part 2

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Some time ago i did a blog about some of my favourite shops over the past year, on that post you can find here: These are a few of my favourite things part 1 i talked mostly about skins, and of course a lot was left out, so today i bring you clothes and jewelry.

Now let´s talk about clothes, the advent of mesh brought a lot of changes to how we wear clothes these day, issues with standard sizes, templates and deformer where highly talked this year, most creators had to adapt and learn not also mesh but rigging, for some it was easier than for others, a huge amount of new shops came out, and a few won ground in customer preferences. I adore mesh clothes, system layers and even hybrids of both.

The amount of shops i usually wear here is quite big and it would be impossible to talk extensively about them all, so i´m gonna simply name a few of my favourites over the past year and talk maybe a bit more on some newcomers.

My favourites for blogging and regular wear this year where: MaitreyaGeometryBiloZaaraLeagueCracked MirrorErraticIngenueColdLogic, These of course are just a few of the many brands you can find in SL or my inventory, but basically the shops i end up wearing more here and/or inworld: But a few shops stand out for me this year as you can see on my next paragraph.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Belleza - Wynter Skin
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer -  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: booN
Dress: Volstead  – Empire
Jewelry: [HANDverk] - Beaded Leather Necklace and Earrings

It was pretty cool to see Glam Affair  start doing clothes and even more recently hair also, i can´t wait to see more clothes from them.

I don´t really do Roleplay in SL but Volstead  that started as an entry of clothes for a themed 20´s RP sim contest has won my heart and not only are the clothes gorgeous and some of my favourite of this year, but they work outside of RP environments.

Another two shops i´ve keep and eye on most of the year are Perception and 22769 – casual couture, Maggie started doing corsets and does some of the best shaped ones in sl due to her knowledge in corsetery in actual RL, and i´ve seen her work move well father away from simply corsets to a whole new array of products.

In the meanwhile the boys from 22769 can basically do it all it seems, they do furniture, clothes for both sexes house and decor stuff, there´s nothing they can´t do and they do it always with a smile, meaning Manu and Paco also get a prize for nicest creators in SL this year.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair- Renee (My Attic)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer -  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth - Sassy (My Attic)
Corset: Perception - Overbust Corset — Capricorn (Zodiac)
Necklace: Perception - Capricorn Horn Necklace (Zodiac)

Now jewelry, in RL i can´t wear earings, not for more than 15 minutes before the itching starts i don´t wear necklaces either because i don´t like things around my neck, but in sl i can and do wear all of those, this year we had a few newcomers i fell in love with like House of Rain, stores i already knew and wore like, [HANDverk]LaGyo and lassitude & ennui and the biggest surprise of them all  Maxi Gossamer who now makes some of their sl pieces available for you also in Rl, follow the link to see which models are available here.

Well that´s all for now, hopefully i´ll be back soon with another instalement of my favourite things this last year, see you all soon and have a glorious weekend

Unhinged

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You all know i love events, i love having all of my favourite designers in one place, like a huge Fair or Carnival, i even love more themed events, i even like more events with a common cause or purpose, be it just thru their theme, or for a specifc thing, like  charity.

But i like event better when i can help out my friends, or simply work with them, I´ve known Eku Zhong of Culprit for a few years, we met thru SLU and since the day i added her to my friends list my life got a little richer, mostly richer with laughs and wise advise, because she is the kind of person who will make you smile no matter how shitty your day is, and now i have a chance to help out a little in making Eku smile, Nephilaine Portagonist explains the whole situation here better than i ever could on this post: A love letter for Eku <3 but basically and in summary Eku needs to have surgery to the skull that protects that amazing little and quick brain of hers, and this is when friends gather to help and try to make the whole situation affordable for Eku and her partner Yure.

Most of us had no idea of how serious the situation even was to be honest, her humour and joy for life never let it show all the hardships she has to go thru on a daily basis, but now we know and Unhinged is born and it´s a month lasting event with a skull theme/inspiration, starting on November 15th through December 15th, and it´s a gatcha Fair with a lot of pretty awesome stores participating.

Now how am i helping? I did so far two poster pics, that you can see further down and am along with Sonya over at Astalianda coordinating bloggers (remember to fill in this application if you would like to join us), and also helping out with promoting in general. Another thing i´m planning is sponsoring the event myself probably with a photo contest for more info on that you can follow out Flickr Group, or just check for news on the Unhinged blog, my personal blog here or the SLU thread about it.

In the meanwhile i´ll be here helping out with anything needed, and wearing some pretty stuff from my favourite big events going on at the moment: Cinema and The Costume Ball.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair - Ginny – America
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Alice Project – Willow (Cinema)
Dress: Dare Designs: Stiletto
Lace Top: Dare Designs - Ophelia – shirt
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Poses by  Pose Plastique (not available yet)

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx - Siren (The Costume Ball)
Outfit: Ezura Xue:  Mummy Bride (Cinema)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands

Money for nothing

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It´s what scammers want, and today me and many others stumbled into one, let me tell this story from the start, i woke up this morning to a wave of emails, as i got to the kitchen and my phone caught the wi-fi signal, the bips would not end, still kinda of blurry-eyed and dazed from sleep i see a flood of emails in my inbox, flickr messages, SLU pms a lot more than the usual activity.

My friends had also been on fire on Skype, and as soon as i managed to sit down and actually look at the content, my eyes rolled, apparently someone with a Deviant Art account had stolen pictures from Flickr from a lot of SL bloggers and filled a gallery with them, including two pictures of mine, the ones you can see on the pictures i´m holding, between those who had their pics stolen are: my dear friend Sonya from Astalianda,  and a lot of pictures from Strawberry Singh, Gogo from Juicy Bomb and Whiskey Monday from Whiskey Shots only to mention a few, but the worse is yet to come not only was this DA account who is also a SL resident by the name of bekidarling was passing other residents pictures as her own she was also trying to sell prints of them on Deviant Art, trying to make money of other people’s work, she was also claiming she was the creator of everything in the picture.

She also claimed the credits for every item in those pics, undermining and insulting every creator showcased in them and all the hours of hard work that go into building in SL.

When i got to work and finally could look at her page all the pictures where already taken down by her, after the massive amount of comments and links to the originals, today i learned a big lesson, don´t mess with the SL community, if we find you are stealing from any of us, be it a blogger or a creator, we will talk about it, on plurk, on forums, by email, by skype, we have each other´s backs.

A big hug and thank you for all of those who sent me a message, for all of those who spread the word, for all of those who will not let pass when someone´s hard work and time is stolen by scammers, looking for a quick buck, today i mostly wanna say thank you SL and thank you my friends.

I would also like to send a huge hug to all my blogger friends who had their work stolen, worth hours and hours spent showing the very best of SL, most as hobbie done by love to the platform and the community itself.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx - Siren (The Costume Ball)
Eyes: Delusions – Fiercely Independent (Zodiac)
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Alice Project – Steph (Zodiac)
Dress: Bilo- Hiba (Zodiac)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands

Necklace: lassitude & ennui  –  Scorpio key (Zodiac)

Poses by  Long Awkard Pose (no longer available)

The original posts where these pics where stolen from can be found here: Accessorize me and  Back to our origins

Make me a star

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This blog post is a simple look, my idea for it was totally different tho, and while mixing and matching i really liked this mix of colours, and  it´s a mix of older COLLABOR88 things with one of Volstead´s dresses for Cinema.

I haven´t talked much about Volstead here yet, it´s one of my favourite clothing brands, and quite recent, with a style focused on the 20´s, but with amazing pieces that work well even today, what i do like a lot about their dresses, is the clever use of transparency on the top layers, and how all the pieces from different colours and outfits can be mixed with others, a versatility is a must, as well as pretty cute dresses that are this original.

Well like i said you can catch Volstead at Cinema, I´ve already blogged them earlier this month over at The Hottie Cooterati Experience, and speaking of the devil, a small reminder that Zodiac starts today, and i blogged a small preview here

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair - Lilith – Europa
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Bambi
Dress: Volstead - Empire (Cinema)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer  - Aletta Catwalk

Collaborate

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As i said on my last blog post i´ve been away and now on return i find myself spinning on all the new and regular events, regular like Zodiac which i blogged over the weekend and you can find at the official Hottie Cooterati Experience blog here, and new because Cinema is almost here and i will start soon showing you guys some previews, while we anxiously await the doors opening.

In the meanwhile another regular event just opened it´s doors yesterday, and as usual and from what i have seen at Seraphim and the multiple plurks by the creators, a lot of new and discounted goodies like every month, with a mix of dashing bright colours and quite unique items, sadly i´ve yet to get to the event, and i doubt i will be able in the next couple of days, with all the traffic, but i already have a pretty long mental shopping list.

So today i bring you some of last months items that should be available at the shops own stores, and i also bring you guys new shoes, or better new boots, these from one of my favourite brands, lassitude & ennui, that where specially made for this last edition of L’accessoires, that ended sadly yesterday but should be available at the shop soon.

So guys consider this my to late blog post, where i show of things from events ended and prepare for their new editions.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair   –  Lilith
Hair: Elikatira - Flattery
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Dress and cardigan: {u.f.o.} – you and me/cream, ribbonbon cardigan/purple
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Marrakech Heart
Boots: lassitude & ennui- Phoebe boots
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Poses by STaTUS

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

Hair Fair 2012 – Amacci

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I´ve been busy lately, not blogging here but in other places, so sorry for the distraction i promise i will make up for it, but there are so many interesting things going on, first Zodiac  started, a new event i mentioned earlier and i´ve also blogged on the Hottie Cooterati blog for the first time, Something woke up the Lion, and since the theme is all Lionesque, and heated, i just can´t step way from warm and languid colours.

Also the heat rose this week and seems that after so many cool showers, summer arrived, strong and glorious, powerful and suffocating, at least here, with long humid and hot days.

I also blogged earlier today for Zombie Popcorn, where i got the dress i´m wearing here and wanted to show it in better detail, you can find it here: The Garden Cafe.

But today i also bring you hair and this time Amacci with these lovely golden tones, and prim based hairs, for those who asked about prim hair and can´t really use mesh based viewers, here it is.

Jus remember boys and girls, a lot  more hair where that came from at Hair Fair and we still have along way to go until sunday when the fair ends, and also the day we take down our hair and walk about in our Bandanas, all available in the 4 sims that make the event, in the meanwhile folks, remember to join the Hair Fair DEMO Group in case you wanna try all the new releases first before heading out to the event.

That is all for now, see you all soon with more summer and certainly more hair.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Amacci - Cassie
Dress: Epic - Burned Butterfly  (Zombie Popcorn)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Hair: Amacci - Celine/Pete

Hair: Amacci - Ethan/Rosie

Poses by aDORKable - Confident Leo (Zodiac)

Hair Fair:
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Blog
Flickr Group
For Demos join the Hair Fair DEMO Group inworld

Big Events

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Are coming to Sl, first and starting next Saturday is Hair Fair, in the meanwhile you can and probably should, join this group: Hair Fair DEMO Group, which is open and it´s free to join in, and most creators will be sending out thru it, demos of their new releases for the fair, i think i still keep last years folder with demos, yes i need to clean up my inventory.

Joining the group will allow you to try most of the new stuff from the comfort of your own house/garden/cave/platform/dungeon, making it easier later for shopping and avoiding all the lag usual at these big events.

And speaking of lag, i´m gonna talk now a bit about events and how to best navigate thru them, we all know events are laggy, a sim can only take so much, things like worn scripts, waiting at the sim boundary to get in, put a lot of stress on it, especially when the sim itself has several scripts running already, textures, and prims, especially flexi ones, can really affect your shopping experience, so script down, tone down, this is what i usually do myself.

For blogger previews, i pick a simple outfit. usually a simple system shirt and jeans, with no scripted items, mesh hair, and a simple pair of flats, and my AO, which is pretty smartly scripted, at most i will trow in two sculpted prims for the jeans flares (i might wear mesh tho this year).

For actual event opening days i wear nothing at all, but a simple invisible layer over my avatar, so if you see a ghost, bumping you at any event, with my name tag on, sorry i bumped you.

Another thing i usually do is, do i see avatars nearby? Derender, mute, now you don´t. Less lag for me, all i have to do later is simply clean up my mute list, yes i mute my friends too, and they understand. Because when i´m at events i wanna shop, i wanna see releases, and apparently i´m also bumping you whilst invisible ( did i say i was sorry for that).

I do all these things because i want to be able to see some of the event, i don´t want to crash the sim, i want the vendor scripts to work well so i don´t have to send ims and notecards to creators about missed deliveries, and i don´t want my acount balance to jump up and down from negative to positive, i´m pretty selfish like that, i don´t really care about others, i just want to make my shopping experience good. And now moving on to more events?

Do you remember Festival of Sin? Well i certainly do and i love themed events myself, well the organizer of Festival of Sin RubyStarlight, along with a few other, Elysium Eilde (Elymode), Garrett Ceriano and Magenta DeVinna, form the basic core of The Hottie Cooterati Experience, that will bring us Zodiac, a monthly event themed by the Zodiac signs, the first one being Leo and starting at the end of this month.

I´ll be part of the blogging staff and bringing you as much news as possible. In the meanwhile keep an eye on Hottie Cooterati Experience blog and Zodiac´s Flickr group.

P.S. Sorry i bumped you that one time at COLLABOR88, and probably at The Dressing Room also.