Breaks

My beautiful readers, browsers, friends and Sponsors … I´m taking a thirty-day break from blogging so that I can tend to … LIFE; all of them!!!

After my vacation is up my Flickr will become my preferred blogging medium.

For seven years, I´ve been blogging and writing, never taking a break. Almost eight years ago I came to SL and pretty soon I found myself writing for the now defunct Metaverse Tribune. I had a wonderful boss there, Recka Wuyst, who taught me a thing or two, but who most importantly made working an amazing experience!

In the beginning of my days I started featuring either clothes that I had purchased or those I got to keep as a SL Runway Model.  Until one day the art inspired LADY THERA and the Italian-cut designs of ANUBIS took pity on me.

The brilliantly successful owner of GIZZA, Giz Seorn, and Bouquet Babii from Vero Modero (soon closing her in world store) followed suit offering me to become an  official Blogger. I was delighted, honored and ever so grateful! They are my roots.

Putting time and effort into even the shortest post, has forced me to, at times, turn down Sponsor offerings in order to provide the spotlight Designers deserved or to maintain the general style of the blog that the readers expected, but I am grateful to everyone who ever asked or offered their creations. You have made me grow each time I´ve styled and sometimes you have even forced me to think outside the box which is something I really enjoyed!!!

Coming from a Fashion background in RL (as a runway and television model and later as a Luxury Fashion Executive) helps,  but it’s not the same. In RL you are dependent in part upon your genes; things either fit or they don´t.  In SL you must develop technological savvy. I was once called ´hypocritical´ because I altered my body to fit every designer´s style. The person in fact not knowing that this is exactly what SL models must do as part of their job.

At first my pictures were very basic and I still can´t believe someone once asked me back then in world if I could teach them Photoshop. Uh??? I told them I wasn´t using it, which was the truth, but they thought I did not want to help them.  I knew nothing about (and still don´t) about Photoshop, but a few years later I made an enormous leap by way of my always generous friend, Coober Galicia who taught me there were other ways and other tools!

I am eternally grateful to him, my ex-boss, my Sponsors Ghee, Gizza, Vero Modero, Smesh!!, Byrne et al – both current and past – to those of you who have faithfully followed or liked this humble blog and to those who made comments. I am also grateful to those of you who´ve inspired me and will continue to do so.

Will this break from the blog itself be permanent? To be honest, I don´t know. It´s just something I feel I need right now as I have too many loose ends flying around and that makes me feel uncomfortable. One thing is certain, I will continue to post pictures on my Flickr page.

See you there, maybe?

Until we meet again, may your concept of Divinity hold you in the palm of his/her hand!

For all that you have given me, I THANK YOU!

You mean the world to me!

In other news

Until August 6th, Indie Teepee will host its third annual event, where it aims to introduce Second Life residents to three very distinctive post-apocalyptic futures

  • An underwater society inhabited and advanced by a never-discovered mutant species
  • A technology-centered city replete with abstract architecture and intelligent interfaces
  • An arid utopia, breathing new life into a once-extinct humanity.

Indie Teepee 2017 will feature:

  • Daily DJ sets and live performances
  • Art installations by Bryn Oh, CyanideSlushy, DaphneArts and NODNOL Jameson
  • Thematic theatre performances by Guerrilla Burlesque
  • Creative Forum
  • Shopping
  • Fashion show
  • Machinima
  • Speed dating

And much more!

Just as Second Life is a home to so many people from all walks of life, Indie Teepee aims to be the roof under which these same people may discover, enjoy and appreciate the diversity and creativity that could only previously be experienced in the real world.

Indie Teepee brings people together through their love of song and art – breaking down barriers and providing a haven for music genres such as indie, alternative, rock, electronic dance music and hip-hop. In 2016, they ventured to and did include into their home, live music performances, theatre acts, machinimas, original mesh designs, photography and a creative forum.

Indie Teepee 2017 dares Second Life residents to dream of and thrive in worlds that are possibly to come. While again welcoming live music performances, original mesh designs and the creative forum.

They also look forward to introducing fun, new attractions, such as performance art and social activities.

In this home, there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet.

Dua Lipa – New Rules

Style Info

Pic 1 & 3

High waisted shorts with an overskirt. Topped by a seriously and dangerously sexy, loosely tied bustier. The style is available in solid silk colors that you can mix and match as is the case in Picture 1, and in several prints as in Picture 3.

Pic 1 – Gizza – Callie Shorts Skirt in Black and Laced Top in Gray. Epoque – Vintage Bracelet. Azoury – Necklace. Lelutka – Boots. Seul – Neon Sign.

Pic 3 – Gizza – Callie Laced Top and Shorts Skirt in Flowered White. Bliss – Vintage Bracelets. Vero Modero – Necklace.

Pic 2

Strapless gown with a magic-like-print. Available in several colors and mesh body sizes.

Ghee – Celeste Gown in Noir @SCALA™´s Yin Yang Event until today July 31st. DRD – Dead Religion Head piece. LaGyo – Ring.

All hair in this story by Truth

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Angels and Warriors. A Queen and a Princess

VM Avant Garde Gown
The Web Knitter

A gown printed in two toned arabesques. At times medieval; at others almost ahead of its time. Dramatically romantic with it´s dropped shoulder sleeves, low natural waist and ample skirt.  It comes with a color HUD.

Vero Modero – Avant Garde Gown. Gizza – Papillon Necklace in Cream. Lelutka – Up-do

VM Tie Angel
The Warrior ´Flutterby´

Caged lingerie set. The I-Ching inspired mid-section harness is repeated on the thighs.

Vero Modero – Tie Angel White.  Gizza – Kendall Lace-Up Boots + Mystical Wings Head Piece in Butterfly Golden Silver. Glam Affair – Necklace. Luxe – Bracelet. Poseidon – Shield. Truth – Hair Asuka.

VM ST II
A Certain Normalcy

Strapless mini-dress with a halter harness that ties around the waist. The ample skirt has a net overskirt in a light color. The dress comes with a Color HUD.

Vero Modero – ST Dress. Gizza – Embellished Corset Set Boots. Shi – Earrings.

Liz Fantasy Angels
Vanity Angel

Lace and transparency halter body with ´pearl and diamond´ wings.

Liz – Fantasy Angel V1. Shi – Earrings. GingerFish – Compact and Lipstick for Bento Hands.

Or Perhaps Something Else

Leather and lace, studded set with sumptuous tie chords on the side and metal embellishments close to the neckline. It comes with the matching wings and can double as an elegant maillot at the beach or pool.

Liz – Fantasy Angels V3. Glam Affair – Necklace.

Ghee Beaded Gown
Back Bone

Beaded halter gown with jewel like back ties. Best worn without shoes or feet. Available @The Darkness Event June.

Ghee – Beaded Sheath Gown in Emerald. Shi – Bracelet + Earrings.

Liz Fantasy Angel IV
She stayed in her corner while he wept

Two piece lingerie set in red with matching flaming wings.  The flowers on the side of the bottoms are part of Liz Fantasy Angels V 2.

Liz – Fantasy Angel V4.  Gizza – Kendall Boots in Petal. Rebel Gal – Choker. Hair in pictures 3,4,5,6 and 7 by Truth.

Bad Liar – Selena Gomez

Xox,

Landa

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Fringed Laced Angels, Chained and Gone

Landing to assess the situation

Tiny old flames were involved.

By letting go of struggles she was able

to dissolve those chains once more.

Then carefully repeating what they chanted

she stormed out and then woke up.

Lulu Gainsbourg – L`Eau à La Bouche

Style Info

Pic 1 – 60s inspired outfit with and open vest and low slung skirt, both trimmed with long fringes. The outfit comes with a mesh slip, in the same psychedelic design pattern of the gold infused print, and a set of matching wings (not shown) providing many styling possibilities. Wear it with or without a top and with or without the wings for a completely different take. Also available in Seagreen/Copper.  In Slink, Maitreya and Fitmesh sizes. Byrne – Factory Art Angel in Turquoise/Gold Exclusively available @Swank April + ISON – Necklace + LUXE – Bracelets + CAE -Headband + LaGyo – Shoulder Pads + Arrow (worn on the right hand) + Vale Koer – Sandals. Hair by Truth.

Pic 2 – Sexy and flirty ensemble. The high waisted skirt is laced on the front through golden trimmed grommets which are echoed on the bathing suit inspired top. Available in several yummy colors. A set of matching open toes, thigh-high suede boots completes the ensemble (click here to see it!). Made specially for Maitreya, Belleza & Slink Mesh Bodies. Gizza – Kendall Lace Up Outfit in Army + LUXE – Ring. Hair by Bold & Beauty.

Pic 3 – Sophisticated minidress cut high on the neck and short on the thigh in soft leather and croco skin. Detailed with a sexy lacing on the hips and a trendy cross chained bodice.  The sandals are curved on the heels following the latest trend.  Both pieces are available in six rich color tones with a texture HUD for the metals so you can coordinate them or mix and match the shoes to the dress. They come in fitmesh sizes for mesh bodies only (Slink, Belleza and Maitreya). Ghee Chained Leather Mini Dress in Petrol + Curve Appeal Heels in Mulberry@The Darkness Event  until April 30. Epoque – Bracelet (Vintage).  LUXE – Ring. Hair by Bold & Beauty. 

Pic 4 – An enticingly urban top, worn-over-top. Both, the bikini and the mesh off-the -shoulder cropped piece come with a color and texture change HUD.  You could wear it with shorts, a skirt or jeans. I decided to pair it with low slung cargo pants for a sexy ,urban warrior-ish look.  !!SMESH – Silk Top + ED. – Pants + Rebel Gal – Boots + Forte – Bracelet + Yummy – Earrings + Minimal – Rings. Hair by Truth.

In this story: Lelutka Bento Heads + Maitreya Mesh Body.