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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Ethnic Inspiration

¨There is no greater pleasure than conquering the secret jungle that lives inside our selves ¨ L.C

Her – Blossom Roses

Style Info

Multi-print dress. The halter top is cut like a maillot. The bottom part is a wraparound sarong in a contrasting print. Although the dress finds itself at home at the beach, pool or tropical setting, it can also be worn as a summer party ensemble.

Available in several different prints, a matching necklace and head wrap are including with each set.  Only for Slink, Maitreya & Belleza mesh bodies.

Left

Gizza – Nanyamka Dress + Necklace in Coconut. Baiastice – Shoes. Mandala – Bangles. Hair by Entwined.

Top and Bottom Right

Gizza – Nanyamka Dress + Headwrap + Necklace in Avocado. Mandala – Bangles.

Ghee SS17 Collection

Ghee has released part of their SS17 Collection and –  as its typical of them –  it consists of several separate pieces that work together in order to create a functional wardrobe most like RL. All are available in several colors and sizes.

The cropped camisole, reminiscent of early 21st century ´Theory´, has a lace-over-knit texture effect. It is paired with (very) slightly low slung, cigarette, belted pants.    A classic handbag is also available as are the HUD controlled Shades worn above.

Ghee – Strappy Cami + Tailored Pants + Croc Tote in Dogwood + Shades with HUD.  Yummy – Jewelry.

The same camisole worn before, except this time it is paired over a pencil skirt with a back slit.  Elegant pumps in a zig-zag pattern complete the look. They come with a HUD that allows you to change the solid color of the shoe.

Ghee – Pencil Skirt + Strapppy Cami in Graphite +  Loubou Heels in Zigzag. AsHmOot – Bracelet in metal/Black.

The tailored pants from the first pic are now paired with a long tuxedo like blazer that clings to your bodies´curves.

Ghee – Long Line Blazer + Tailored Pants & Croc Tote in Charcoal + Loubou Zig Zag Pumps. Glam Affair – Jewelry.

All Hair in this story by Truth. Head by Catwa. Body by Maitreya. xox, Landa

Chris Isaak – Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing