In Vain

Hair (Left to Right): Redmint Hair-No.38’15, Wasabi Pills-Pepper, Ohmai-Uni, EnVogue-Cynthia
Outfits: .Enfant Terrible. Verelis Dress Gold, Baiastice-Luli Bikini Top-Nautical, Has Been Boardwalk Bottoms, Devious Mind-Sakura: ShibariDress-Olive, *{Junbug}* Fifi’s Boudoir-Ivory LIMITED EDITION]
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Knot & Beads Necklace, (Yummy) Anchor Necklace – Gold, Junbug, *{Junbug}* Perles de la Mer – Pure
Lelutka Skin Appliers: Izzie’s Sophee, League Milla, Glam Affair Avril, The Skinnery London

Hair Fair 2015 Join Us Poster

Level up.


You have until July 5th to shop at a new event called Level Up. Level Up bases their themes around all things gaming.  The first theme is Racing Games, so you will find lots of checkers…which of course inspired my post!  There are tons of fun poses including the set I am featuring from An Lar Poses.  Kuso put out some very cute wall lights inspired by games, and I picked up Cae’s necklace (although hard to see), but includes a gem encrusted flame. Finally, you can find Consignment’s Soda Machine modeled in the shape of a vintage gas pump. Very creative!   The rest of the credits are below!  Take time out of your day to Level Up!

an lar [poses] Ready! Set! Go! @ Level Up Event
an lar ready set go_001

The Scene:
Trompe Loeil – Aeronaut Chair Black PG-@ Men’s Department
[Con.] Boneyard Soda Machine – Red- @ Level Up Event
Kuro [RACE!] – Cross check rug GACHA @ Level Up Event
Kuro [RACE!] – Go box light GACHA @ Level Up Event
Kuro [RACE!] – Start box light GACHA @ Level Up Event
RO – Speed Demon Helmet – Fury – Closed (Materials) @ Level Up Event
HIDEKI – String Bookshelf -June Arcade item
RO – Snowboard – ABSOLUTE
:CP: Earnst TV
PILOT – Feeny Food Tray – Warehouse
Kuro [Wooden toys gacha] – Car
-tb- Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
{sa} Scarlet Apple My Wood Small Side Table Rich Wood
Scarlet Creative – For Eku The Retreat Prefab
TA-TARTESSOS ARTS- Game System
!Ohmai: NomNom Barstool [Jammy Dodger / TypeA]
TA Pizza Set
The Outfit:
::Para Designs:: Butterfly Medley Black Medium
Blueberry Phoebe *Mesh* Studded Shorts S Denim Dark
Cae :: Flame :: Necklace @ Level Up Event
CATWA HAIR Savannah V1 [S]
erratic / sarah – wedges / yellow @ Summerfest ’14
Has Been – Boardwalk Swimsuit Top Small Curvy
IKON Spectral Eyes (right) – Clarity
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)- Mid
-Glam Affair – Cassia – Asia – 08 A @ Creation.JP
an lar [poses] Ready! Set! Go! Pose Set including flags @ Level Up Event
Location: Motorcity Race Track

I had too much to dream last night.

Soooo The Arcade is back again!  I decided to take a series of photos for Sari Sari’s items available there.  Well, I actually just couldn’t decide which one I liked, so I shared them all.  Yay!  Plus, it gave me a chance to use my Wowmeh body! LOL

Off Sim Shopping for the Arcade
The Arcade

Arcade items from Sari Sari available from June 1st to 30th:

1. mr. fishy (chimes/on & off with touch)
2. driftwood frame (natural)
3. driftwood frame (white)
4. whale sign
5. beach sign
6. sailor shelf
7. tree lamp
8. draughts
9. towel crate
10. beach cushion (blue)-original poses
11. beach cushion (red)-original poses
12. beach cushion (yellow)-original poses
13. beach step ladder RARE-original poses
14. beach cottage RARE

Scene Outside:
Studio Skye: Skye Sea Bed Square, Skye Beach 3, Beach Dune 3
Little One’s Architecture N StuffWater Pavilion
LISP – Mesh – Garden Party Adirondack Cush – Tex Change
Dutchie Philodendron full
-tb- Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
fri.home – lantern
Dutchie planter with lavender 1

Scene Inside:
Trompe Loeil – Oceania Chair Brights PG
AF Boat Oars
AF Potted Plant (Exotic)
{af} Fashion Cabinet {August}
Bazar-Toronto-Shower

Daytime Look:
*FTL* Eyelashes – C01 Natural
Has Been – Boardwalk Swimsuit Bottoms
Has Been – Boardwalk Swimsuit Top
[LeLutka]-BETH hair – Powder
Izzie’s – Neva Skin natural
[theSkinnery] Obscurity eye collection – 12-Gacha

Shower Look:
(r)M Hair No.15’13 ~ Platinum Blond
*FTL* Eyelashes – C01 Natural
Body – InSize (WowMeh)- Appliers from Izzie’s
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Flat
Izzie’s – Neva Skin natural
[theSkinnery] Obscurity eye collection – 12-Gacha

Oh golly.

Seems every now and again the realm of bloggers in Second Life try to define themselves, so I decided to give you some insight.  We are not all the same.  And we shouldn’t be.  I will attempt in my search to define the second life blogger and present a few definitions and examples so you have some knowledge as you sift through the feeds. Some blog migrate between different categories:

1)  The Social  Commentator: These blogs usually keep up to date on fashion (can be questionable), but tend to focus more on the community of Second Life.  They offer musings and important information about what is going on and give us resources to for opinions.  Credits can be found on some.

Examples: http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/http://www.girlwonderspeaks.com/

2) The Picture Pleaser:  These blogs post pictures and credits.  Nothing more.  They should probably be pretty good at taking pictures, but that is debatable.  It is unfortunate when they aren’t that great at the editing and photography.

Examples: http://nevacrystall.com/http://jadezillas.tumblr.com/

3) The Showcaser: The blogs post pictures and credits, but usually talk a bit about why they like an item or piece of clothing.  This group usually sparks some controversy because they refrain from pointing out flaws in items or they find no flaws themselves in said items.   As a reader, it might be hard to tell, do they like the item or are they selling me the item because of ‘ties’ to a designer? *gasps*

Examples: https://sopheemojo.wordpress.com/ (that’s me!); http://corapomilio.tumblr.com/post/66440022384

4) The Reviewer:  These blogs again post pictures and credits and are similar to “The Showcaser”.   They usually talk  about the outfit, but they make sure to point out flaws they see to the reader.  The idea is to review the clothing and not the person behind the clothing, but that is debatable (e.g. social issues the designer approves of, etc).  They might have ‘ties’ to designers too.

Example: http://juicybomb.com/

For a long time, I had no idea what type of blog I was or wanted to be or what type of Second Life blogs existed.  I guess it would have been smart to think about this before I decided to blog.  In all honesty, I just wanted a place to put the outfits I wore because starting out, I had no idea where to shop, and I thought it might help someone.  I started this blog on week two of entering Second Life.

At first, it was easy to be “The Reviewer.”  I had no ties to the community and just mimicked what I saw on other real life review blogs.  That being said, I do notice that I don’t ‘review’ an item as much anymore.  As I joined more and more social media outlets with ties to the community, I saw just how hard it was to keep a virtual business alive.  Some sort of fascination and admiration phase ensued, and I wasn’t so much enamored with the item, but with the process of making items in Second Life.  How do you manage a real life and a second life?   A deep respect for what I wore and the time it took to create this virtual piece made me rethink how I wanted to blog.

At times, I myself move between categories.  I would say without a flinch I am “The Showcaser.” From the start, I wanted this blog to be a place people could go to to find things.  I have enormous respect for my audience, and I truly believe you can make up your own mind when you purchase an item in Second Life.  I believe you will try the demo and figure out if a piece is you or if it is not.  My sole purpose was for someone to come out of reading my blog and finding something they loved, and if you didn’t, not for thinking I purposely mislead you, but that we both just might have a different taste in clothing.

It took me awhile to figure out where I fit. I think I meader between groups, but I most identify with “The Showcaser.”  I’m okay with that.  It is where I feel the most comfortable.

What type of blogger are you? What type of blogs do you read regularly? Why do you blog Second Life?

-Credits-

Eyes-Ikon-Vanity Line
Skin-Glam Affair-Elvi-Europa
Dress-Mon Cheri at The Rockablity Fair
Shoes- Has Been
Socks-TSG
Necklace-Izzies
Poses-Marukin

The Boutique is open.

The-Boutique.

Happy Sunday everyone!  First up, my picks from The Boutique-Fifth Avenue: My dress comes from Valentina E.  I think it is beautiful. I love the shape and the high slit up the side.   I paired it with the LaViere hair; it is a short do, and yes, I’m obsessed with short hair, so I had to snag it.  I am such a grown up.  My necklace is from Pure Poison, and although I might be a bit scared of bugs in RL, this one is absolutely delightful.  Last, I stopped by Has Been to pick up a pair of newly released SLink add on heels.  They had me add the bow, but the hud and the amount of mix and match that can happen, that sold me second.

-Credits-

The Skin Shop-Lipstick-Iconic-Blush-10
Birdy-Simple Eyeliner
LaViere-Eva-Platinum* The Boutique
:V.e.-Anna Dress-Pink* The Boutique
Pure Poison-Lady Fly Necklace* The Boutique
Has Been-Betsy Bow Pumps-Dark* NEW
Slink-Mesh Feet and Hands (AV Enhance)
Birdy-Delilah Skin-Pure-Blonde
Ikon-Vanity Eyes-Azure
Poses by Marukin

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

 

I just wanted to be Dorothy! Don’t know why, but I was obsessed with this idea for the past few days, so voila. Also, you should check out the Catnip CarnivalSuch a cute idea for a small fundraiser! I am sporting Cae and Truth releases for this event.  Click here for more details. Finally, there is no place like my bed–gonna catch some zzz’s. 

-Credits-
Cae-Catnip-Necklace @ Catnip Carnival
Has Been-Wanda
Truth Hair-Noemi-Light Blondes01 @ Catnip Carnival
Gos-Grace Sandal-Red Glitter
Glam Affair-Amberly-America 04
Ikon-Destiny Eyes-Cerulean @ The Boutique
Poses-Fri.
Location: Munchkin Land, Magic of Oz

 

I had a dream. There were no clocks.

Pose-Everglow-616

I had a dream this past week. It was messed up.  I dreamed that I was late for work, and I could not see the time on any clock.  Every clock had the time blurred out.  It sucked.  The end.

On a brighter note, Has Been released some new items.  I really love this dress. I have no clue if it was me, but I couldn’t get the alpha to work, so I used another alpha that matched up with this one, but the fit is flawless. [UPDATE: the creator contacted me inworld, offered a new version with alphas fixed within two days of me posting this blog! That is some great customer service!]  I am addicted to florals, so my apologies if flowers make you sneeze and such.  I just can’t get enough of flowers on this and flowers on that.  Also, inadvertently I took this dress off at Truth Hair today, so I had my bits showing.  If you were there, sorry!  I would say I was embarrassed enough to leave, but I just put that dress right back on and kept on shopping. No way I was going to leave that store after it took me hours to get in!🙂  This is really just a regular day in the life of awkward Sophee.

Speaking of hair, Tram  released new hair.  I am excited because Tram always has cute short hairstyles which is my thing most definitely. Finally, I decided to glam up my spring outfit by pairing it with Glam Affair’s Janna Statement necklace for FaMESHed.   Yes, it may be a tad bit much with the outfit because it is so elegant, but this is my blog and I wanted to. Pretty=pretty.  That being said, I bet this would lovely with a formal gown!

I took this picture earlier in the week or was it last week…oh well, but it gives you a closer look at Botanical’s release at The Garden: Wooden Arbor with Ivy.

-Credits-

Glam Affair-Janna Statement Necklace-Gold/Pink @ FaMESHed *NEW
Has Been-Softly Dress-Florals *NEW
Tram-C429 Hair(a)-Shell *NEW
Glam Affair-Margot-America 02-Blonde
Ikon Eternal Eyes-Lagoon

Don’t you look back.

Poses: Marukin-Hane-Allura (bottom right), Marukin-Hane-Gentle Light, Everglow-602 (top)

New releases galore!  This hair made me log in.  Ugh.  It is darling.   Thank you Wasabi Pills!  I also picked up Has Been’s newest release, a dress, called Lucie.  You can change the color of the sweater jacket, shirt, belt, and top through a hud.  You can also wear the dress without the sweater to reveal a cute sweetheart neckline on the top of the dress.  I decided to go with red because…I got my free GOS glitter shoes!!! Lastly, I picked up my mesh eyes from the Skinnery.   I love the design of these, and I am sure you will find a color you like too!  

*Credits*

Wasbi Pills-Momo-Pancake *NEW*
Has Been Vintage Apparel-Lucie-Debutante Edition *NEW*
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes-Groomed & Party
Maxi Gossamer-Silver Twin Hearts-Short
Slink-Mesh Hands-Casual
the Skinnery-Lovers Eyes-Storm *NEW*
GOS-Grace-Red Glitter *NEW* –Free Group Gift
Glam Affair-Amberly-America 02