Thursday, September 30, 2010

New at Victoria Endsleigh!

Wow, looks like one of my favourite designers Victoria Endsleigh has been busy as a bee this past week! She has not only finished remodelling her main store, but has also demonstrated (again) her versatility as a designer by creating so many different designs for various occasions and moods, most of which come complete with skin, hair and shoes, just perfect for someone like me!

Let's start with the freebie! This Pink Vamp Gown which includes a Vamp baby with pose (I don't know why this always makes me smile), gloves, hair, skin and shoes will be free for one week! So hurry!

Next are the 60L items: Enslaved to Beauty (includes hair and shoes), Morning Mist (includes hair, head band and skin; necklace and earrings not included)

Cherie Gown (includes two skirt options, earrings, stockings, bag, skin and hair)--also 60L

And now for the rest of the gorgeous collection:

Bows and Roses (hair with bow, skin and stockings included, necklace and earrings not included, Fifties Floral Dress (includes skin, hair and shoes)

Coral Reef Gown (includes two skirt options, hair with head band and skin; necklace not included)

Gypsy Rosa Gown (includes necklace, skin, hat, two skirt options, Bone Scarpin shoes and Rosa Wedges; hair not included)

Kitten Babydoll (includes skin and hair; necklace and bracelet not included), Iced Latte (includes boots, skin and hair), Desert Flower (includes hair with head piece, shoes and skin)

Earth Child (includes shoes, hair and skin; earrings not included), Eclectic Fall Gown (includes bangle, hat, stockings, hair and skin), White Chocolate Gown (includes hair, skin, stockings and boots; necklace and earrings not included)

Lelfeur Gown (includes hair, hat, stockings and skin), Whipped Cream Gown (includes stockings, shoes, hair and skin; choker, earrings and bracelet not included), Swing Time Dress (includes hair and wedges)

And here's your limo to  Victoria Endsleigh--happy shopping! Smiley

Thank you Victoria! xxxx

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New from niciARTLINE!

Most of you are quite familiar with niciARTLINE by now, a name well-known for its sexy leggings and tattoos, and now lingerie too! Here are just some of Nici's new releases..

niciARTLINE Hollywood Fullbody

niciARTLINE Tattoo Indian Summer Fullbody Box

niciARTLINE Lingerie Beauty Case Queen Black Box

Giselle Box

Monique Box

Limo to niciARTLINE
Poses: Posies

Thank you Nici! xxx

Lazy Bum

This outfit is perfect for lazy bums like me because it comes complete with accessories and footwear! In RL this would probably be the first thing I'd grab from my wardrobe if I were in a hurry--now if only I could change hair and skin with a click in RL too! *hee*

Outfit: Like a Star (boots and accessories included) from [NMD]
Hair with Hat: Arai from Dura
Poses: Olive Juice and Posies

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I know not everyone looks forward to Autumn, especially most college students since it heralds the start of a new school year, but Autumn has always held a special meaning for me because it was during those quiet walks alone amidst falling leaves and in the cool Autumn air that I was able to contemplate deeply, chart a new course, and make some life-changing decisions...

Dress: Sweet Sweater Dress from auTre--subscriber gift
Hair: Nene from HS--lucky board gift
Necklace: Encadenar Necklace from Pink Inc--1L
Shoes and Wristband: HS Stripes Green Dark Stilettos and Wristband from Opium--10L (group members)
Skin: Dollie from CandyDoll--subscriber gift
Pose with leaf and fallen leave ground cover from Olive Juice--Fall group gift
Other poses: nifty gifty from dfo--subscriber gift

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sleepless Night

Have you ever had one of those nights when you just can't sleep no matter what? Well this is one of those nights for me, and this post was actually meant for another day, but I guess I might as well post it now, especially when earlier on in SL I realized that the necklace I was wearing in these pics were nowhere to be found! That's the problem with preparing a post too way in advance, so I hope you will all forgive me. Anyway, I thought I had better go check on the gown as well and was quite relieved to see that the Midnight Mania offer was still available. These pics were taken at a lovely sim named Misty Heights where I saw some quaint little shops selling pretty dresses and skins, and I also had the privilege of meeting one of the designers Etienne Sahara who was really friendly and helpful all the time I was there. Unfortunately, I was struggling with my viewer at that time so I couldn't really look around much, but I sure plan to return soon! Also, my Plurk friend Corina has been hounding me to post something white with lace, or something white at least, so this is for you Corina, hope you're reading this! And talking about Plurk, for some reason I have not been able to access it for the last two days! Maybe that's why I'm having a sleepless night! OK kiiiiiddding!

Gown: Pure Rose from Desiree's Rose--MM gift
Necklace: Going to the Ball Necklace from Magia--free (no longer available)
Hair: Lan from DrLife

Location: Misty Heights

Friday, September 24, 2010

Come Celebrate with Paris Metro!

Join Paris Metro at 12:00 PM SL Time, 24th September, Friday at Paris Academies 119, 94, 21 for the Official Opening of the Carnival in Paris Academies!!!! There will be live music, rides and gifts such as this lovely Matisse gown made in honour of H. Matisse!

Matisse Gown + Jacket

Ravishing Gown

See you at Paris Metro!

Crazy About Victoria Endsleigh!

OMG! Victoria Endsleigh has these six gorgeous dresses and gowns for sale at only 60L this weekend!  I love practically all her creations because they exude sensuality and hug me in ways that accentuate curves I never thought I had! This designer certainly knows what a woman needs! But above all else, I find Victoria to be a very sweet and gentle person as well, as lovely as the beautiful clothes she designs!

This outfit is both urban grunge chic and semi-formal elegance--talk about versatility!
Boho and Chic (includes skin, necklace, stockings, hair with hat)

How I love the sweet, innocent air about this dress!
Sugah (includes skin and hair)

Just love that high slit at the side and the no-nonsense big hair--this is one lady you wouldn't want to mess with! *grin*
Avalon (includes gloves, hair, hip and shoulder flower accessories--wearing Sugah skin)

I couldn't help chuckling again and again over this sexy ensemble because of the baby! Trust Victoria to come up with something unexpected! A Vamp with a baby? I love it!
Vampire Diaries (includes Vampire baby with pose, hair, shoulder and hip flower accessories--wearing Boho skin)

This reminds me of Red Riding Hood except here it's choco and definitely sexier, especially without the cape! And I love the pun-ny name too!
Chocolatte (includes skin, hair, cape, chocolate eggs not shown here)

Ahhh...vintage Victoria Endsleigh--no need for more words....
Shimmer Gown (includes gloves, hair and head band--wearing Boho skin)

All clothing, skin, hair and accessories from Victoria Endsleigh Couture
Poses: HogePodge from Juxtapose

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seeking inspiration: The Art of Role Play

"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge." ~Tuli Kupferberg

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life."~Simone Weil

Hello Dearest Devotees,

I think it was towards the end of the summer that I read Harry Potter Book 4 (The Goblet of Fire) that I first decided to explore my own imaginary world. Using Hogwarts and the rest of Harry's world as a jumping off point, I began to create an intricately detailed alternate reality, occasionally furnished with ideas from other fantasy-like books I'd read but largely full of places that I had come up with. Each place had their own wildly different culture, languages and physical environment as well as their own well established royal family. I loved being in this place that I called "my magical world" ( I know. Extremely creative :P) so much that I would spend hours of my day interacting with this place and with people and friends I'd created in this place. I would imagine full length conversations, and would sometimes even invite my siblings to join in my crazy adventures.

It was around this time that I first gained serious interest in writing novels and I'm pretty sure it was sparked by my love for the imaginary place I'd created. I desired to share this world with others and I thought that by "becoming" a character in my imaginary world, I would be able to have a special connection with the characters and therefore be better able to accurately represent them in my books. The character I chose to become is called Aury and I now have a wealth of stories that in diary format that I have collected over the years about her life. Acting as Aury was my first experience in the art of role play. I later found out that actors often use role play to get into character and to be better able to portray their characters during performances. In a similar way, role play helped me to realise that in the world I was creating in my book, Aury and all her friends are people with "real" emotions, problems and relationships and not just characters. I want my readers to be able to believe, at least for a little while, that she is real and in order for that to happen I must believe it too. Only by truly believing this will I be able to make her actions and emotions real enough that my readers will be able to see themselves in her and relate with my novel.

I believe that role play is a skill that can be used by people in general and artists in particular. Our art comes from our realms of experience and our personal realms of experience are pretty limited when you imagine all that it could be. Role play enables to expand that realm giving you the opportunity to tap into feelings and experiences you may not have otherwise had in order to draw from these experiences and create something extraordinary. Also role play can be used to help you reach your goals and ideas of the person you want to be. If used well, it could help you get a realistic idea of what it would take to become that person and maybe even let you decide if that person is really who you want to be. Finally, the art of roleplay can be used to help you understand people in your life better. It will give the chance to " walk in their shoes" and understand things from their point of view. The art of role play is so much more than a game. It is a way of letting your imagination help you see what your eyes can't.

Seeking Inspiration Assignment:

Use the art of roleplay to pretend to be someone who you could see as the opposite of you. Or step into the shoes of someone you aspire to being. Be this person for at least a day.
*Clarification edit*
In order not to freak people out I would recommend you do this on a personal day- a day in which you have a lot of personal time. Or you could just take some time out and just go through the motions of an average day in the life of your character by only pretending to do the activities.

Links I've loved

GenYwealth gives 5 weird habits that can make you rich. Hmm...

I so LOVE the Lolita Lifestyle.

These dates are soo sweet!!! .

I really like this ode to overachievers. I don't know if I'm there yet but I think I'm pretty close.

Wishful thinking is giving a free course for Creative Professionals. If you haven't signed up yet do it! It's gold.

Two pretty awesome morning routines on Zen Habits.

And its pretty random but I really love Taylor Swift's Mine and If I Die Young by The Band Perry. The colours in their videos are so beautiful.

Love you and Stay inspired,

P.S. So let me know what you think. Have you role played before? What for? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.


Here I am on this little wooden platform that reminds me of a bridge of some sort, with choppy waters beneath me in the midst of an otherwise tranquil neighbourhood, feeling rather pensive as I recall some of the lyrics of this famous song, which is probably one of the greatest songs of all time, well, for me at least...

When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

--Simon And Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

Top: 99Balloons fom auTre--subscriber gift
Necklace: Sascha from Ganked--subscriber gift
Hair: Baochai from DrLife

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oh How I Love Thee Avon + Alpha!

I always look forward to group gifts from Avon + Alpha because designer Michiko sure knows how to make lovely unique pieces, and sometimes they are not necessarily jewellery, as seen in one of the previous gifts (see here) which included an assortment of scarves and sunglasses! So it's no surprise that Avon + Alpha is the one accessory store I blog about most--just do a search for Avon in my blog and you will see why! Oh and about this pic today--it took me like an eternity just to take this one pic! For some reason everything rezzed so slowly for me yesterday, and you see those cute little brown chickens there? Well they were black for more than half hour *sheesh* and my Plurk friend Tarak asked if I had burnt them! Sure gives new meaning to 'burnt offerings'!*hee*

Dress: Star de Malizz from Malizz Yiyuan--group gift
Jewellery: Horseshoe Necklace&Bangles from Avon + Alpha--group gift
Hair: The Affair from Atomic

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Weekend Mix

Just some random mix that I put together for the weekend, hope you will all enjoy it! Smiley

Top: Pleated Tank from Mercie--50L
Skirt: Tiered Miniskirt from Petunia--weekend dollarbie
Hair: Bianca from Exile at Hair Fair 2010--free

 Top: Gatcha Top Peachy from SYSY's--1L (Nederpoort exclusive)
Skirt: part of Retro Brown Dress from Vidal--free
Bangles: Gold and Teal Bangle from Miss Murder--1L
Hair: Happy Hair from Rock Candy at Hair Fair 2010--1L

Outfit: Madison from WiNK--60L weekend
Earrings: Twisted Earrings from Phoebe--Twisted Hunt gift
Tattoo: wish heart erwin from niciARTLINE--gift
Hair: freehairhf2010 from kin at Hair Fair 2010--free

In all pics:
Skin: Sophie from Mynerva
Eyelashes: 009 for Viewer 2 from Garage
Poses: ANTM Pack from Posies--subscriber gift

What a Weekend!

Weekend rush here as always, but I wanted to show you some wonderful gifts I received, and also I know I mentioned one 'last look' at Hair Fair 2010, but there were so many great freebies and dollarbies to be found there that one post is just not enough...

Dress: White Babydoll from Lillou's Designs--group gift
Jewellery: Gem Flower from ChiChickie at Hair Fair 2010--free
Hair: Queenia from Bliss Couture at Hair Fair 2010--free

Gown: Vichy Sage Gown (shoes included) from La Belle Dame Sans Merci--subscriber gift
Hair: Lady Antonella from Hairoin at Hair Fair 2010--1L
Jewellery: Diamond Link from Ceriano Designs

Dress: GI Dress (includes cap, necklace, legbag, heels, tattoo star) from NCparis--profile pick gift
Hair: Melissa from LOGO at Hair Fair 2010--free

In all pics:
Skin: Sophie from Mynerva
Eyelashes: 009 for Viewer 2 from Garage
Poses: ANTM Pack from Posies--subscriber gift

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lurani Lost and Found

I'm in quite a rush today because of a packed schedule ahead this weekend but I just wanted to show you these tops and outfits from Lurani (which I thought were lost in transition because of some recent inventory problems! *whew*)

Pink Sarcasm Jacket and Black Tote Bag (sold separately); Black Sarcasm Jacket (inset)

Red Cleavage Top (accessories not included)

Venus Tunic Dress and Black Sparkle Tights (both sold separately; shoes and accessories not included)

Blue Marionette Dress (belt included; shoes and other accessories not included)

Limo to Lurani

Thank you Gisele!