dash of optimism

Portia Skirt

Greetings!

Today, I am featuring an item from Shiny Shabby by Azuchi.  The skirt is available in two fitmesh versions–one has a bit larger waist which could be layered over other items nicely.  The skirt is also materials enabled. To see materials on this skirt, which will make it look more realistic and add high levels of detail, you only need to put your graphics up to mid, make sure advanced lighting and local lights are turned on.  You DO NOT need to push your graphics all the way up to ultra to see materials.  You do not even need your shadows on for that matter.  The skirt comes in beautiful red, black, brown, and purple leather with realistic folds and a detailed belt.

You can also pick up my ice cream cone from Collabor88 by Imeka.  She makes adorable things, and they sure do come in handy for a blogpost as well.  My eyes are made by Song and are called Bio. You can find these stunning eyes at Kustom 9.

Happy shopping!

*NEW*
Azuchi- Skirt -Portia- Layer 1 Red @ Shiny Shabby
Imeka- Italian Ice Cream with Cherry {Color 5} @ Collabor88
S0NG- :: Bio~ Aqua Eye  @ Kustom9

-Other Credits-
Emery Crop Top Feroe Black_Small
Exile::Stone Cold Seduction
JD – Malgo Maitreya Leather FatPack
Maitreya Feet & Hands
Slink Physique Mesh Body
Glam Affair – Grazia Skin – America 01
Tattoo by White Widow
Poses by Marukin and Label Motion

put the past away

 

 

I decided to try out Sweet Lips version two by PXL creations.  I like it better than the first version, but honestly I hadn’t taken my mesh head off in weeks, so I was startled at how I looked, so then adding a mesh part, I am still adjusting to the look of me.  If you are into Sweet Lips and Glam Affair, you should stop by and pick up the Summer V3 skin available at Collabor88 with the Sweet Lips applier.  Mesh parts will always have some shadow cast issues, but it does give you more realistic lips if you aren’t a mesh head fanatic.

Ariskea also has a hair accessory out free for her VIP members. It is stunning. Don’t worry if you are not in the group.  You can pay the very reasonable VIP group fee and still have this beautiful piece.

If you need a gown, I am going to suggest K E L I N I.  The red Indian Dream dress is a beautiful design.  I do wish it was more mesh body friendly, but have found when gowns try to be unique and do things out of the box, they often have to ignore the limits of mesh bodies.  You can see the back of the dress below.  It is sheer, and if wearing a mesh body it does poke through a bit, but not enough for me to personal care.  I even enjoyed a night out at The Chamber in this dress!  …and I might have had some guys message me telling me how beautiful it was even though I was sitting on my boyfriend’s lap, sooooooo it can possibly be a conversation starter!

back kelini dress

K E L I N I also released the Glam dress shown in white and gold recently:

Kelina dress blog

-Credits 1
Ariskea-Kotori-Hair Accessory *New Group Gift
Bliensen +MaiTai=Samedi-Glass Earrings
Ikon Promise Eyes-Blue
Truth Hair-Qopi
Pxl Creations-Sweet Lips
Glam Affair-Summer V3 @ Collabor88
Kelini Dress #1-Indian Dream

-Credits 2-
Mandala-Pearl Rain
Exile-Young and Beautiful
Kelini Dress #2-Gold Glam
League Lelutka Applier

 

 

I am challenging you. Do you accept?

I challenge you, but you have to read it to see if you can do it.

I started blogging not too long ago, but not exactly yesterday, so I know some things, but try to be safe and say….on going learner in practice because I learn so much from all of you.  I know some of us may not be close, so my question might be considered personal, but I’m going to ask it away.  Do you think SL blogs are on there way out?  Do you read them? Or have you navigated over to Flickr and given up your blogosphere?

I have lots of questions as you can see.  I like to be a paradox, so bear with me.  As a consumer, Flickr is nice. You see. You click. You sometimes fave (or perhaps cringe–NSFW pics do that, especially when not prepared).  You even comment.  It seems so easy.  So, can someone tell me why I should blog too?  Most of the amazing blogging community houses their pictures on Flickr, and most of the creators do the same.  AND some creators even acknowledge they don’t look at blogs anymore (source plurk).  Then, there is this new obstacle to become a blogger for an event or a creator: how many flickr favs can you garnish in 24 hours.

I am not really sure how I feel about it. So, I leave it in your hands.  There is no survey. There is no multiple choice quiz. You just have to comment.  Show your influence.  If I get no comments, then why in the world would I use this space. I get more comments on Flickr.  But, if you think blogs have a place still, sound off.  Tell me. Show me.  Do you buy things you find on blogs? Do you visit stores you find on blogs? Are blogs relevant? As someone who recently undertook managing a brand, I understand the need to be everywhere.  It is hard to make a name for yourself, but does it matter if nobody is there?  I am knocking folks. Will you answer?

*New Items*
The Secret Store – Carmen Midkini/Top and Bottom – Tropical – Fitted @ Collabor88
Pose by An Lar-Kneeled Series @ We
::Exile::Under The Sun with Hair Sticks Accessory @
Collabor88
Zaara [Goa party] : Retro sunglasses *rosegold-pink* (ty Lyrical!)
@ The Arcade
LISP – Mesh – Summer Punch Modern Deck Chair @
Collabor88
Other Credits:
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3, Hands & Feet
[Brixley] Haze Eyes – mint
.: Standby Inc. – Beach Radio [Bubblegum]
[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray
Sari-Sari – Summer House – Towel Crate
PILOT – Inflatable Table/Ottoman & Chair
~silentsparrow~ & Schadenfreude RAYGUN! (noisy cricket)
:::SGB::: VCO Gacha – jelly water gun (yellow)
The Loft – Verona Pool
erratic / home – drink / margarita
DeeTaleZ *Appliers* LeLuka Heads “Face Dove” Nordic

on a sky of faintest colour

Collabor88 is OPEN!

*Credits*

EXILE: Full Of Grace @ Collabor88
BAIASTICE-Jade Bikini-Palms-FITTED MESH @ Collabor88
Lelutka Applier by THE SKINNERY @ Chapter 4
Pose by KIRIN-Ground Sits

Are you a city girl?

Blog Fameshed 6 Blog Fameshed6
*New*
Just Design – Annie Suede Maitreya @FAMESHED
Glam Affair – Aya Bodycon Dress Bicolor 6 @FAMESHED

Other Credits: 
LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN
Female_Bracelet [MANDALA]FEARLESS-(SILVER)
Glam Affair – Studded Clutch Black
IKON Spectral Eyes – Glass
ISON – Ruby Hair
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
MG – Earrings – Ashira Teardrop
MG – Necklace – Ashira Teardrop
Glam Affair – Avril Applier for LeLutka Mesh Heads
Poses by Kirin

unless we love


Coming Soon to We <3 RP: [Azuchi] Pants -Rogue- Battleworn Black

Azuchi is releasing awesome leather pants at We <3 RP on June 4 @ 3SLT.  They are adorned with weathered leather belts and come in two versions: Battleworn for those who like their pants bloody and muddy, and also clean versions as well.  The pants will sit nicely over your Slink or Maitreya mesh body!

*Other Credits*
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
REIGN.- Alloy Heels- Grunge Edition
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Blueberry- Jada Top
Truth Hair-Esther-Blondes
*League* Skin Milla Applier for LeLutka Mesh Heads
Pose by Kirin

Uber Collections


*NEW* Just Design: Bollywood Heels-Damask @ UBER


*NEW* Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Avril Applier – Freckle @ UBER
*NEW* Glam Affair – Romantic Flowers @ UBER
*NEW* Tattoo: White Widow Applier @ Shiny Shabby


*NEW* Baiastice – Lekha Dress-Turmeric @ UBER
*NEW* Izzie’s – Nidhi Jewelry @ UBER
*NEW* TRUTH HAIR – Ishya with Bangs @ UBER
*NEW* White Widow Tattoo Applier @ Shiny Shabby
Glam Affair – Grazia – Asia 01 A

TP TO UBER

(more…)

direct the course of your spirit

-Credits-

D!va- Hair “Diva2” -Moon stone
M.birdie Story-Matryoshka look Apron S RARE @shiny shabby
M.birdie Story- Matryoshka look clothing S RARE  @shiny shabby
LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1
ieQED irina.ring.set.all.left @shiny shabby
IKON Spectral Eyes -Clarity
Izzie’s – Lace Overknees
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Decoy-Neve Boots – Black
Izzie’s LeLutka Applier-Sophee
Pose by Del May

Winds of Fortune

-New-
Kelini Style Kardashian Dress @ mainstore
Lamb-Miss Mabel-Light Blondes @ tag gacha
Miamai-Catz-Shouldercrawler Ghost @ tag gacha

Remarkable Oblivion-The Doll Maker dolls @ tag gacha
ISON – fortune teller table (red), pillow set2, fortune set, fortune tent, rug2 set @ tag gacha
Mudhoney-Victoria Roses-Red @ tag gacha
Second Spaces-Sideshow Superstar posters @ tag gacha
Apt B-Carnival Travelers Box @ tag gacha
DRD-cotton candy machine, circus wagon, knife throwing act @ tag gacha
Sari-Sari – Circus Sideshow – Showgirls @ tag gacha
Sari-Sari- Hula Hoop Pose 4 @ tag gacha

Other:
Maitreya- Lara Body
Slink Hands and Feet
Chary-Matte Lipstick-Bright Red
Glam Affair-Sia Skin-Asia 08

these things are never fully understood


*New*
Spring Fling dress in Powder Pink by Preptopia @ mainstore
Pose #2 by Kirin- Kimi Pose Pack @ Pose Fair 2015

Other:
Mesh Head Aria by LeLutka
Applier for Mesh Head by Glam Affair
Pearl Romance Jewelry Set by Izzie’s
Wedge Sandal by MoDANNA
Hair C606 in Shell by Tram
Workwear Leather Wristlet by Mon Tissu
Spectral Eyes in Clarity by IKON
Garden Nail Applier by Skinnery
Pose #1 by An Lar-The Possibilities Series

 

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