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

fine where I am

Collabor88 has some really cute housing items for all my decor aficionado out there who love to change up their homes  I am personally quite attached to desks…some people like to collect homes, I am a desk collector.  Standby’s Huckleberry desk [not sure if it is named after the book but a desk named after a book is practically perfect in every possible way] really just made me do the oooo and ahhhhh.  I love how it is packaged too. If you get the fatpack, all items come separately, but also linked together.  This is perfect.  As a blogger, I just want to say thank you.  The shelf compliments this desk and was  no-brainer purchase. I am always looking for items to put up on my walls other than prints.  Both items are beyond realistic and expertly crafted. I also enjoyed the Mudhoney furniture set for its versatility.  It comes in sections with makes room arrangement a creative palette of fun.  

Everyone needs some items that add personality. The little mason jars with a notepad, and the books on top of the scale from Sari-Sari really do make a house a home.

I also bought some clothes at Collabor88 [suprise].  I would have to say Auxiliary’s sweater at Collabor88 is quite possibly my favorite piece of clothing in my inventory right now. It fits perfectly and the texturing and detail send this piece over the top.  It gets marked in my “you must buy it” category for sure.  The leather pants from House of Fox worked well with my top and have enough detail to be interesting and real without a bunch of zippers and embellishments to make it less functional, making it a perfect buy to wear again and again.  The pants give you so many outfit options.  I really like the clean structured fit.

To stand out from the crowd, I recommend the small and delicate nose bridge and septum ring from Stories & Co at Collabor88.  I haven’t taken this piece off yet, and it just may never come off.  

-Scene-
Standby Inc.-Huckleberry Desk and Shelf (linked) @ Collabor88
Standby Inc.-Buncha Books @ Collabor88
Sari-Sari-Mason Jars & Notepad
Mudhoney-Eva Chairs & Ottoman-Leather @ Collabor88
Tia-Mona Lisa-Clock Sidetable-White Wood
Sari-Sari-Scale with Books
BB-Wizarding Desert Rain Frog
Lisp-Charlotte Nerd Print 1 & 2

-Outfit-
Dela-Kesha-Blonde 5
Mon Cheri-Falsies
Ingenue-Lydia Slingbacks-Cherry
Slink-AV Enhance Feet and Hands
Stories & Co/Celine Septum Ring #1-Silver @ Collabor88
Stories & Co/Olga Nose Bridge Ring-Silver @ Collabor88
Aux-Studded Sweater-Mint @ Collabor88
Glam Affair-Elvi-Europa-06
IKON-Vanity Eyes-Azure
Marukin Poses

Afternoon Delight

Pose-Olive Juice-Summer Beats-Hip Hop Hooray @ Summerfest ’13

What better way to say hello to summer than some truly fun in the sun items available at The Garden-Sandbridge.   I’m ashamed it took me so long to post these, but I kept playing with all the cool stuff.  I floated around in my floatie, I laid around in the sun on my sun blanket, and I kept very calm in my cute beach chair.   The beach set by Pixel Mode has some of my most favorite poses for both couples and singles.  The animation are so darling.  What I really like about The Garden-Sandbridge is the location of the event itself.  All items are out and easily in view so you truly get the beach vibe while shopping.  Another item that really caught my attention was the lifeguard tower made by Breno.  It is the perfect place to curl up as the sun sets and sip on some wine, which is conveniently included with your purchase of the tower.

Delight

 

Credits
D!va- Hair Mimi (Type A)(Cat’s eye) @Collabor88
V.e. Elle Bikini & Coverup- Leaf @ Summerfest ’13
Slink- Mesh Hands and Feet
Glam Affair – Margot – Europa Clean – Blonde
IKON Vanity Eyes – Dew

The Garden-Sandbridge:
Pixel Mode – Classic Beach Chair – KC Pink
Pixel Mode – Essex Beach Blanket
Breno-Avalon Lifeguard Tower
Botanical – Sand Barrier Fence Long

Other items:
Standby Inc. – Beach Radio [Bubblegum]
Alouette – Porch Swing
Alouette – Tropical Getaway House
Studio Skye-Beach

 

 

 

“Where should I go?” -Alice “That depends on where you want to end up.” Cheshire Cat

Have you ever been so excited by an idea…you forgot to turn your graphics up?  Enter this pic.  I forgot to turn up my graphics, so I had to redraw most of the freakin details.  I didn’t notice until I zoomed in…and honestly…you probably wouldn’t have noticed either, but I knew random eyeballs weren’t rezzed, so I just couldn’t leave it…and I didn’t want to start from scratch, so I’m sorry.  Weeping.  Hold on.  (you can see a bigger version on flickr…just click the picture)

Okay back.  This picture was just shot on black. I added the background stuff (if you know anything about photoshop that statement seemed obvious).   I hate…capitalize…clap with me H.A.T.E  cutting things out and trying to place them on a background.  Why? Don’t give me that evil stare.  I am just not good at it AND it takes forever.  Heck, I don’t even know how to use the burn and make me glow brush correctly.  Hmph.

So on to what matters.  My stuff.  I have a whole bunch of stuff. I am stalling. I don’t want to list it or talk about it anymore.  Me and my stuff are not talking. We are in an argument.

Okay, fine.  Stuff.  My hair is from the event Numberology.  I am going to start there.   It is darn cute, and by Mina. I t has a barret too, but I opted out of that arrangement (the colors in the hud didn’t match my dress).   I liked the poof at the back.  The dress is from Dolle at the the Funny Puppet fair.  I wore it without the jacket.  It was an odd pose and the jacket was arguing with the pose…it was horrible, so I just went without it.  There was also something missing from the the edges of the jacket. It was nice…just something was off.  The rest of the stuff, well it is from The Arcade.  I’m not going to introduce you all. You will have to meet them for yourself. I would like to say that KatatOnik’s necklace inspired this photo. It was the one RARE I wanted out of the whole bunch…and I got it…on the first try, so I bought a couple more just to say thanks for creating something I loved.  Thank you Arcade for another wonderful fun time.  Til we meet again.

XOXO Sophee

-Credits-

KatatOnik-Big Alice-Wonderland Pendant RARE @ The Arcade
Maxi Gossamer-Groomed Lashes
Mina Hair-Silvia-Natural @ Numberology
Gos-barefoot-Arched
Dolle-Farthingale Outfit-Dress-White @ Funny Puppet Fair
Glam Affair-Cleo-Europa-01
Ikon-Eternal Eyes-Lagoon
Pose-Del May-Karma

Arcade items by:
Apple Fall
Sway’s
Anya Ohmai for O!
Yummy
Standby Inc
Art Dummy
Intrigue Co.
The Secret Store
Second Spaces
Fashionably Dead
Floorplan
Olive

The Arcade: Revisiting Childhood

Me, as I unpack my Arcade stuff…I just snapped a quick picture using DOF with my wand and footie pajamas.  Um, if I had all the money in the world, I would still be at The Arcade trying to collect every single wand and jammie out there:

The Arcade

So, as I started to unpack, I realized I had tons of stuff. I just cleaned out my inventory a couple weeks ago, and this gacha thing made a serious mess. But, I had so much fun in the process that I didn’t care.  I don’t think I got one thing that I set out to get, but it didn’t matter, and I ended up loving the items I did get.   In a few months time I won’t remember any of that, but I will remember how The Arcade made me feel like a kid again.

https://i2.wp.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8243318910_184ee95748_z.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8242249999_151299c3e9_z.jpg

-Credits-

On Me:
Cracked Mirror-Footie Pajamas-Sprinkles @Arcade
Truth-Skai w/Roots-Seaspray
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes-Assorted-Mesh
Noodles-Purest Snow-Tiara-Silver/Ruby @Arcade
Pididdle-My Special Treasures-Unicorn Tears @Arcade
Curio Obscura-Stellar Fairy Wand @Arcade
The Skinnery-Sophia-Woodstock-Honey
Ikon-Eternal Eyes-Patina

The Arcade Items:
Sway’s-Spirit Pendumlum Clock
Katat0nik-Green-Art Bunny
ADD-Assorted Snowglobes
The Secret Store-Tiny Satchel-Mint
Curio Obscura-Assorted Wands
Standby Inc-Retro Headphones
Aux-Fly Free-Slate
Pilot-Assorted Christmas Village (or trees because I only got trees. lol)
Noodles- Assorted Tiaras
LaRoo-Shearling Boots-Violet
Monso-My Fancy Flats-Round Cat
Tres Blah-Pastry Mania-Macarons
Miamai-Deer Pink Hat
Schadenfreude-vouboo: mewbit
Olive-I’ll Fix your harddrive Techi Pet Rock
Floorplan-Gumball Machine, Species Silohoutte/Ostrich
Glow-Studio Birdy Glasses-Gold
HANDverk-Dormouse Chair
MIASNOW- Big Lolly -GRAPE
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Paris the Chicken
Art Dummy!- for winter conversations-chair one-pink

Other Items:
Cheeky Pea: Sweetwater Room
Vespertine-Pillows
Floorplan-Assorted books
Y’s House-Rug- Linen
North West-Cushy Pouf-Blue (no longer available)
LISP-Cloche Lantern, Hot Chocolate, Window Mirror, Twinkle Hanging Stars, Pansy Puff
Art Dummy!-Once-Bookends, Once-Cabinets with Lanterns
Fatewear-“Friendship Bear”
MMG-mesh: Wall decoration-Picture Frames