Salvation

-Credits-

Winter Touch Appliers-Fallen Gods @ We❤ RP
Corset and Mask-Enfant Terrible @ The Arcade
Winter Foxes-The Secret Store- @ The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope Baby-rabbits @ The Arcade
“”D!va”” Hair “Luise”
Mon Cheri Lingerie @ Winter Trend
Stormwood: The Broken Tree Animated Scene – Winter
Belleza Mesh Body
Skin Appliers for Lelutka from YS&YS
Pose by Del May- Need Socks (modified)

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

just wanting to do the impossible.

*New*
Leather Fringe Jacket with T-shirt by Coco @ Fameshed
Malgo Patent Leather Heels by Just Design @ Fameshed
Gloria Zipped Dress by The Secret Store @ Collabor88

Other:
Mesh Head-Aria by Lelutka
Skin applier for Aria by Glam Affair
Tattoo by Letis
Cat Head Rattan Bag by Zenith
Jewelry by Maxi Gossamer
Charlotte Hair by Baiastice
Quinn Frames by Yummy
Pose by Adorkable (Marketplace only)

free moments stolen under the sun

I think my favorite purchase in this photo is that little paper boat purse available at Kustom9.  It just is so adorable.  Isn’t it?  Of course, my outfits are super cute as well.  Shai is creating beautiful clothing, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.  My outfit on the right by Casa del Shai can be found at Kustom9.  The Secret Store also puts out such marvelous designs.  This particular set had some variations to the outfit, and I loved how you could mix and match them (style and color) to form endless looks.

Do I look too similar in this photo?  I tried to look different because well, I didn’t want two of  me in the same picture! Different skin, but same brand-Glam Affair. I think I look very different. I made one shape in 15 minutes and the other is my normal shape (left).  I photoshopped them together into the same photo.  It is just easier for my system if I do that, and I am slow, so asking for someone to pose with me would seriously be torture for them. I take forever and then some.

Outfit #1
*FTL*-Five True Love- Eyelashes – C01 Natural
IKON- Spectral Eye- Clarity
KOSH- Sailor Necklace
Tentacio-paper boat bag white with pose @ Kustom9
The Secret Store – Sailor Corset – Red Stripes @ Collabor88
The Secret Store – Sailor Hotpants – Navy/Solid @ Collabor88
TRUTH HAIR Elyse
Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia – 02 A
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Nail Applier-Action

Outfit #2
Yasyn – Hairbase – Smoothback – Oak
*FTL* Eyelashes – C01 Natural
*Shai* Women’s Tailored Shorts – Aqua @ Kustom9
*Shai* Women’s Tucked Shirt – Stars Cream @ Kustom9
Glam Affair – Rope Embellished Necklace Coral @ Collabor88
Yasyn Hair- Greater – Oak
[theSkinnery] Lovers eye-Storm
-Glam Affair – Summer skin – Asia 08 A @ Collabor88
Nail Applier-Action

Poses by Slouch [Set 026]

Events: Teleport to Kustom 9, Teleport to Collabor88

I love you anyway.

TP to Genre                                              TP to Fameshed                                                             TP to Collabor88

Um.  Can ya’ll just quit with the cute skins.  Jalwa released this version of Zahida in Goth at Genre.  I love.  I just had to stare at myself for awhile.  I said this the last time I tried Jalwa: This brand keeps getting better, and with this release, I think everyone will take notice. Finally.  The only other new item I am wearing comes from The Secret Store at Collabor88.  So, there you go. Not much going on there. I just wanted to take a picture of myself in a pretty skin. The end.
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Hair-Lelutka-Beth Hair-Marilyn
Skin-Jalwa-Zahida-Goth-Victorian @Genre
Ears-Mandala
Eyes-Ikon Spectral Eyes-Glass @Fameshed
The Secret Store-Sarah Dress Coat @Collabor88
La Gyo-Bonbon ring gold/Mother’s pearl earrings
Circa-Festive Holiday Christmas Cookie Ring-RARE

Cemetery of Forgotten Books

Poses by Sari Sari-I❤ books [#5-6 shown] *NEW @ Geeks’n’ Nerds//Available Nov 24th

Two new items that hit close to my heart were released in the last few days:  A belted pencil dress with tie (also without tie option) and high slit on the side, as well as,  a set of poses called I❤ books.  Two items couldn’t be more appropriate to blog together.  Ugh. I love when the universe collides and offers small gifts.  A library picture was in my future and because of the dork I am, I got excited.  I did attempt to find an on-location spot, but I ended up resorting to my trusty G.O.D. Library.  I may or may not rez this and just sit and look at it.  Judge away.

Girl Thursday is a new brand, mainstore at The Deck.  However, my dress is their only current release available at The Attic, so make sure to stop by here to check this dress out.  Girl Thursday should be releasing more items throughout this month, and I hope continuing because I want more.  You can read about them at their website. Bravo to a great first release!

My poses are a new release from Sari Sari.  The store carries a myriad of couple poses, decor, and cute single poses like the one I using today called I❤ books.  I really did enjoy coming up with a scene using these poses, and as soon as I did I was reminded of a series called The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, hence the title of my post. You can find this new pose release at Geeks’n’Nerds event! More info here!

I also chuckled when I decided on using Party Girl by Exile just because I found it pretty hilarious to use hair named this and a post about books and a library.  I know pretty silly, but it still entertained me.

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”  –Shadow of the Wind by Zafón

-Credits-
Pink Fuel-Harley Lipstick-Beestung
Pink Fuel-Shimmer Eyeshadow-Steel Blue + Wing
Pink Fuel-Harley <Peach> – Lid 01 – (bwnbrow – B)
Mon Cheri-“Falsies” Eyelash – Upper
Ikon-Vanity Eyes-Azure
Slink-Hands-Casual/Flat
Exile-Party Girl-Natural Fusion 2 *NEW
Yummy-Boho Ring-Maroon
Kosh-Noda Ring
The Secret Store-Structured Blazer-Crow
Girl Thursday-Belted Pencil Dress-Red @ My Attic at the Deck *NEW
LaRoo-Khloe Pumps-Red- @ Shoetopia *NEW
Scene-Library from G.O.D.

“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

Bitter Frost

Pose: Everglow-Girls-603

Keeping it short and sweet today because I am exhausted. Plus, I think most of you have traveled to or plan on traveling to Collabor88, so you know how awesome it is!  I hope everyone has a great week.  Keep your chin up and your thoughts positive.  I might be talking to myself there or to you, but regardless, big hugs.

-Credits-
Nylon Oufitters-Openback Lace Tee-Blue Frost
Erratic-Basics-Longshirt-Dark Grey
Baiastice-Milano Trousers-Auburn
Diram-Megan Coat-White
Clawtooth-Take your Time-Salty @ Collabor88
Maxi Gossamer-Assorted Mesh Eyelashes
Noodles-Celestual Headband and Necklace-@ Collabor88
Slink-Mesh Hands
The Secret Store-Tiny Satchel-Brown Polka-@ The Arcade *open until December 31st 
Pixel Mode-Audrey Leather-Navy *NEW
Glam Affair – Amberly – Europa Frostbite 03 @ Collabor88
IKON Eternal Eyes – Denim
Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage Blue [mesh] @ Collabor88

 

 

Zenith and G-Field for Fair

Pose-Everglow-616-modified (I just moved the arm out a bit more to fit the purse)

I finally made it to Fair, an event brought to us by Chic Management.  I picked up adorable boots by G-Field.  Seriously, the bow on the back it cute (see picture below). I love how my mesh jeans from The Secret Store actually fit snugly inside the cuff.    I decided to focus on accessories this round so I added Zenith’s purse for Fair to my outfit.

I missed this coat when it was first released from Valentina E., but I thought it went perfectly with my G-Fields boots.  Now, I have the perfect holiday outfit to go Christmas shopping.

-Credits-
D!va Hair-Manon-Type A-Rhodolite
G-Field-Mesh-Fur Cuff Boots-Sasha-Brown @ Fair
V.e.-Belted Blanket Coat-Reds
Zenith-Macie Mini Leather Shoulder Bag @ Fair
Kyoot-Simple Cozy Sweater-Coco
Mayfly-Deep Sky Mesh Eye-Rainshower Shadow
MG-Mesh Eyelashes
The Secret Store- Rise Skinny Jeans-Blue Denim
Glow Studio-Cross and Pearls
Adam n Eve-Disa-T2-Bare with Blonde Brows and Freckles

Location: Cafe Green Gables