practically floating away now

I have no idea what to write here anymore. I am out of practice!  Fashion for Life recently opened its doors, so let’s start there.  As one of the longest running charity events in SL, FFL proves itself to be a must see event.  The scenery, set up and organization of this event is top notch.  If you go to their site, it is a shopper’s dream.  They have urls listed by sim and also alphabetically.  They have direct urls to stores.  The sims are quite beautiful, but also not too laggy.  There were a couple of times I looped around in circles and was confused where to go next, but for the most part the pathway folds around effortlessly, allowing one to just take in the shopping experience.  But let us not forget our other reason for going to FFL: charity.  Your shopping will benefit the American Cancer Society.  It is a cause that is close to my heart because of my own personal stories, so I always make an extra effort to stop by FFL.  You can find Mon Cheri (MC) located on the FFL Trek Sim.  I am wearing a very cute flowing dress from them!  The sleeves are separate, so you do not have to wear them, which I thought was fantastic.  You can also find Donna Flora jewelry as well.  Yes, you heard me correct.  A close up picture below: 
Miamai has graciously saved these pieces for us to experience once again the beautiful creations of the late Donna Flora.  I am not sure of the story details, but the sentiment warmed my heart.  You can find these Donna Flora pieces on the FFL Wander Sim.

Lastly, my first picture and the one below were taken at at NorderNey, a beautiful, relaxing location!
NorderNey-blog

-Credits-
Glam Affair-Summer Skin-Asia 06 A @ Collabor88
Glam Affair-Summer Lipstick 14 @ Collabor88
[e] Hair-Jennie-Light Blondes
FTL-Eyelashes-C01-Natural
the Skinnery-Lover’s Eye-Carribean Blue
Slink-Hands and Feet
Donna Flora-Julia-Earrings @FFL Wander Sim
Donna Flora-Julia-Ring  @FFL Wander Sim
Mon Cheri-Sachi Flare Dress-Choco Mint  @FFL Trek Sim
Fri.-Jet.Heels-Earth
Pose-DelMay-Walk the Line (it said it was for males, but I liked it, so yeah!)

I heard a voice say, “Please don’t hurt me.”

I swiftly lift up my cane and nestle it under one shoulder and boldly move from space A to space B, leaving one space completely empty and one, full of gold and glitter.

As soon as you try on one outfit from this round of the anniversary edition of Collabor88 you will find yourself doused in the sparkles, the deep, rich colors, the satin, and the fur of the roaring 20s.  There is so much luxury in this round that I’m practically paralyzed with happiness.  I would get up and twirl around if I wasn’t so tipsy from that last sip of sparking, yellow cocktail, so I shall sit here and chat about one of my favorite outfits.

Tres Blah’s shorts and tops this round captured my heart.  I love the layered top, the sequin, the transparency to the layers.  The shorts are just oh so cute.  The texturing top notch (as usual).   I like that I can mix and match these pieces at any time to make a different outfit.

Shop Collabor88 to find:

Tres Blah- Paneled Shorts-Brown
Tres Blah-Sequined Top-Lavender
Ingenue-Pickford Heals-Plum
!lamb-Bernice-Fair
Kirin Poses

Other fun stuff:

Adam N Eve-Pantyhose-Purple Sheer
Donna Flora-Francesa Necklace-Topaz
Donna Flora-Square Ring-Topaz
La Penderie de Nicole-A rose flower on my head
Poetic Colors-Jaded Eyes-Jade
Belgravia-Jessamine Gloves-Rose Leather
Birdy-Lana Skins-Kitty-Peaches
Glance-Lana-Glossy Lips 03

You have me seeing stars

The next round of  The Boutique (not open until July 15th SLT) is just around the corner! I’m so excited for this round.  There are so many new and beautiful items that you will all have to check out.  I’m featuring Tabloid’s creation for the event. Going to be quite honest and say this is a new to me brand, and I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on.  I love the lace and texturing details. It is a shorter dress (sorry for cutting that part out).  This dress comes in safari (which I’m showing), but also red, zebra, and bicolor (black/white).  Each dress has a belt that matches and also a black belt in the packaging.  The straps of the dress sit close to the body.

I didn’t want to use any of my longer styled hairs because the dress was too detailed at the top, so I opted for Baiastice’s Charlotte Hair which can be found at Hair Fair.  I usually go for less of a gold blonde, but I really just adored this particular shade.  I love shorter hairstyles and I’m always trying them on.  This one was such a surprise joy for me.

-Credits-
Hair-Baiastice By Sissy Pessoa-Charlotte -Sand Gold @ Hair Fair
Ring-Donna Flora by Donna Flora-Margherita
Earrings-MG by Maxi Gossamer-St Tropez Hammered Disks-Gold @ Collabor 88
Hands & Feet-Slink by Sidean Munro-Mesh AV Enhance
Dress-Tabloid by Dahlia Joubert-Nantes -Safari
Skin-Glam Affair by Aida Ewing-Margot-Europa-Blond
Eyes-Ikon by Ikon Innovia-Ascension -Blue
Pose-Marukin by Valencia Southard-Filgree-Delicate

I wept to see him suffer, though I didn’t know him well.

I’ve taken a step back from blogging as much  because I really wanted to focus on some other things, but then, Collabor88 started today.  I just had to go shopping crazy, and then show them all to you.  There are so many well done and beautiful items.  One of my favorites this round was the bohemian islet dress/shirt from u.f.o.  I love it.  I am so glad someone decided to make something like this in SL.  It is the kinda thing you wear for days just because you feel pretty in it.  With the shirt version, I opted for some denim shorts from Decoy because they were a tad bit longer and could peek out a bit more.  I tried a few other shorts and they were either too short or stuck out at the wrong spots.

I’m so happy ISON made shoes for my flat SLink feet. I have been purchasing high heels in everything, but it is nice to have a flat style to switch in.  The sandal style is versatile so you can wear it with dresses or a casual top and jeans.

-Credits-

U.F.O.- Bohemian Islet Dress/Shirt-Flower @ Collabor88
Decoy-Caleigh Shorts
Ison-Leather Strap Sandals-Black @ Collabor88
Donna Flora-Bracelet-Maya *New mainstore location
Slink-Hands/Feet
Flair-SLink Nail/Toe appliers
Truth Hair-Wanda-Lightblondes02
Glam Affair-Margot-Europa-01-Blonde
Ikon– Ascension Eyes-Blue
Poses by Kirin-Nuria @ Collabor88
Lisp-Persimmon Summerhouse – Mellow @ Collabor88
Culprit-Eden Spa @ The Garden
Alouette-Garden Party Set
[ba] modern box lantern – silver
Pixel Mode – Life Perserver Floaty – Red

Title taken from “Tapestry” by Carol King

Gossip.

 The Cinema, brought to you by The Hottie Cooterati Experience, guides you through all sorts of movie genres from horror to film noir.  The fantastic build and the wide array of designers producing unique and creative items will lure you into a celebrity-like affair.  For my look today I paired Fri.day’s mesh vest in a cream color with Kamouraska  Mesh Mini Dress in Cherry.  Both items are available at The Cinema, so be sure to check these items out!

Also, I also grabbed some Truth Hair.  Truth delved into the latest trend recently: Fades.  In typical Truth fashion, his hair is absolutely gorgeous and the color punch is subtle, offering you a wonderful chance to mix and match you hair color to your outfit.   I had fun using the Elvira fades in one of my  last posts too!

My wedges, crafted by Ingenue, are two-toned:a light beige and a darker beige-A perfect neutral wedge to compliment a colorful outfit.   My owl necklace comes from Maxi Gossamer-I do shop other places, but seriously, I just can’t get enough of her stuff.   Lastly, I just had to use this hedgehog clutch in my post. I thought it was such a creative idea. It was so darn cute I just couldn’t pass it up.

-Credits-

Kyoot-Soft Heart Cropped Top-Pink
Fri.day-Revenge-Vest
Kamouraska-Bearn-Mini Dress-Cherry
Truth-Mindy-Roots-Barbie
TokiD-Kami Ribbon-Light
Donna Flora-Tanya Ring
MG-Necklace-Jewelled Owl
Ingenue-Jive Wedges-Fawn
Snowboa-Hesgehog-Clutch
Slink Mesh Hands
PXL-Faith-SK-LEB
PXL-Faith-Smokey Eyes
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Sky
Poses: Label Motion

Bilo for Harvest Hunt.

Fall is coming.  It surely doesn’t feel like it! As I write this, the temperature is rising, and will more than likely flatline at 90 degrees.   For those that don’t know, I am a teacher by trade.  My classroom on Friday was 95 degrees–add 25 bodies to the mix and some high humidity and you have what would be known as cruel and unusual punishment.  A poor student, bless his heart, wrote furiously in his notebook which was slowly soaked by droplets of sweat.  There is no doubt in my mind that the only thing learned on this day was that it is really, really hard to pay attention when you feel like you might pass out.

Where was I?  Oh, the Summer Harvest Hunt.  The Summer Harvest Hunt starts today, presented by the Ego Co.   Bilo will have a beautifully embroidered pencil skirt available.  Of course, the shade is Autumn inspired–sepia, yellow, and a speckle of orange flavor the skirt.   Say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall by going hunting!   Good Luck!

-Credits-

Lamb-Adore-Fair
Bilo-Embroidered Skirt-Harvest Hunt
Dark Mouse-A Daisy for you-Necklace-Marketplace Only
Erratic-Amy-Silk Blouse-White
Donna Flora-Lia-Ring
SLink-Vintage 2-strap Pumps-Cream
SLink-Womens Medium Height Barefeet
The Skinnery-Emma-Midnight-Honey
Ikon-Sunrise Eyes-Pale Arabian Blue
Poses: Label Motion-Rose-3 and Marukin-Filgree-Delicate

Petal by Petal

Poses:  Delmay, Flowey, Diesel Works

I have been so good with writing down poses, but I forget the one for the picture at the top.  Grrrr.    I will try to come back and update that.

On to the fashion news, Mons released their new summer collection and I really like it all.   I am surprised I haven’t seen them as much on other blogs–dainty and pretty I am.   I also picked up the new Truth hair (non-mesh).  I am obsessed with shorter styles right now.  Figures.  I have really long hair in RL–maybe I see a haircut on in my future.

Sorry for the vague credits.  I am not online right now!

*Credits*

Skin: League Jen Medium

Hair: Truth Rhonda

Dress: Mons

Shoes: G-Field

Ring: Donna Flora

Necklace: Addiction

Earrings: Magic Nook

Timid. 52 Weeks of Color, Part 2: Tea Green

I really do love this dress from The Sea Hole.  I was planning on purchasing only the new realeases, but I saw this dress and thought Tea Green immediately.  It might have a bit more yellow than I would like, but I went with it.  By the way, I did get the new Sea Hole releases, and you should go check out the store if you haven’t.  I hope I get around to blogging them too.  This dress is not a new realease, but it is a must have dress-perfect for a formal outing.

I paired this dress with Donna Flora jewelry (earrings and necklace) and Dark Mouse ring.  I can’t tell you how many times I have used this series of rings from Dark Mouse.  It is called the Statement Rings, and it comes it a package of three–all unique.

Last, I got the new Glam Affair Skin Leah.  OMG. I do love it. Please at least go demo this skin.  I was blown away by it.  Glam Affair skins are known to be…well, glamorous, but this skin can function in high fashion or girl next door posts.  I really liked make up choices #2 and #9, but you should go check out which ones fit you!

In advance, sorry for the early posting, but I have grades due soooon, so I will be grading most of the day! I wasn’t sure if I would have the time later.

Enjoy your Saturday,

Soph

*Credits*

The Sea Hole – Nouveau Silk Dress- Dandelion
***Chaisuki*** lashes 34
::Exile:: Nomi:Wedge
Dark Mouse Statement Ring – Romance
DF: EDEN emerald earring L
DF:EDEN EDEN necklace emerald
Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Viridian, w4)
-Glam Affair- Leah MedTan –  D

*New release shown in green. Surls can be found at Blogging Second Life–I have a link on my sidebar.

Location: Misali

Drink to me only with thine eyes

SLink released a mesh gown today!  It is quite stunning.  I was debating between the sea foam color and this blue, but I am glad I went with the royal blue.  I love backless dresses and this number delivers–elegant and sexy–just the way I like my gowns.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Drink to me only with thine eyes, 
And I will pledge with mine; 
Or leave a kiss but in the cup, 
And I'll not look for wine. 
The thirst that from the soul doth rise 
Doth ask a drink divine; 
But might I of Jove's nectar sup, 
I would not change for thine. 
I sent thee late a rosy wreath, 
Not so much honoring thee 
As giving a hope, that there 
It could not withered be. 
But tho thereon didst only breathe, 
And sent'st it back to me; 
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, 
Not of itself but thee.
by Ben Jonson

*Credits*

R2 “Aulii”
::: Exodi :: Sophie – Vivante Lipsticks – Ruby Slipper
:: Exodi :: Sophie – Eyeliner – Glamour
*Dura-Boys&Girls*24(Dark Brown)
Donna Flora BLUE necklace
je suis…naive v.2 BASIC NAILS
Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Shadow, w4)
Slink Leeza Gown S Blue
[LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me
:: Exodi :: Sophie Vivante – Blue Shadow (DK)

Location: Japanese Project Garden

Poses: oOo studio Lula series