Posted in Animals, Events, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Kustom9, N21, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, vinyl

Feeling Festive…for Now

It is happening! I’ve already changed my display name to Sαdy M’ғɴ Clαwѕ. Now I’m posing with reindeer and dogs dressed up like elves. Don’t look now, but it seems I’ve caught the Christmas spirit!! (This would be a good time to gasp and run for cover.) I’m so excited to dress up and decorate…everything Christmas. I wonder how long this will last? I know I won’t make it until Christmas. No idea how long it will be before I’m complaining about the commercialism of the holiday and if I have to look at one more “this” or “that.” Based on experience, I have quickly tired of it in the past. I hope this year will be different, as its the first time in years that I’m feeling even remotely festive.

stealthic addams vinyl rr gf

hair:  Stealthic – Plush
head: Genus Head – Baby Face
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)
skin:  — PUMEC #RARE 2 – KATE – MAY   @ Kustom9
lipstick: HIATUS – Glamourish #2 HD Lipstick [genus] @ Belle

.TeaBunny. Celestial Specs @ N21
Addams // Hillay Cropped Wool Sweater
VINYL – Coffee First Leggings @ N21
[Enchante’] – Kelsey Sneakers @ Tannenbaum

[Rezz Room] Box Pomeranian Elf Animesh @ Tannenbaum

GingerFish – Love is the Warmest Color @ Flourish

location is private property of a deer friend (see what I did there?)

Posted in DOUX, Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Kustom9, N21, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, Tres Chic

You Could Blow It

I really hate seeing posts that try to pit bloggers against creators (and vice versa), because we are all ultimately responsible for ourselves. Though I saw something on Facebook just the other day that attacked a creator for asking too much of their bloggers.  Creators have the right to ask whatever they want of bloggers. I’ve seen blogger apps that dictate what can and cannot be written on the blog. I know those are not creators I can blog for, no matter how much I love their store. We have to agree to those terms when we accept a position on their team. If the rules change once I’m already on a team, I’ve learned to discuss it with the blog manager…and if the rules are set in stone and I’m not okay with them…well, that’s when I thank them for the time we had together and I move on. I think that just like creators want fresh faces, the same is true for bloggers wanting to evolve. We are all forever changing.
I get the frustration from both sides, honestly. There’s just no way that everyone will be happy all the time. Its just not how the world works and SL is no different. End of the day, blogging is a choice. Rejections are just part of the deal. We are all human and there are bound to be hurt feelings all around from time to time. However, if we are careful, we can minimize that pain. For instance, using other peoples photos as an example of what NOT to do, especially when they don’t even blog for you…its just RUDE. *glares at a certain store that she will not name or support again* Calling out a store for never taking on bloggers with less than a thousand followers is also rude, because the whole point of blogging is to show the items to as many people as possible. So, yes, they want to know you are reaching a good amount of people…they are giving you their items for free afterall. Instead of resenting that creator, work on building up your following and delivering the best blog you can so that designers will WANT to work with you.
On the flip side, if a blogger takes to social media bashing away at particular creators or even creators in general, you’re taking a huge risk. There are creators and managers that see that and make note of what they see. They speak to one another and speaking out against brands unprofessionally is a huge faux pas. This can, in fact, ruin the credibility of said blogger. Clearly this is not guarantee, but it is a definitive risk. Its important that we think about how this could play out before we go ranting all over social media about how we’ve been personally wronged by a creator. We need to be absolutely sure that we are not over reacting or taking something too personally.
doux bs asteroid box
hair:  DOUX – Cotton hairstyle @ TresChic
head: Genus Head – Baby Face
HIATUS – Glamourish #2 HD Lipstick [genus] @ Belle
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)
skin:  [Glam Affair] Amelie Applier [ Genus ] @ Kustom9
[Fetch] Madison Earrings @ Tannenbaum
[ rD ] – Polaris Necklace @ Belle
Lavish / Thirsty / Tumbler // Mean Pack @ Equal10
Blossom&Seeds Arizona Top @ Belle
Blossom&Seeds Arizona Pants @ Belle
AsteroidBox. Anika Boots @ Tannenbaum
.Quirky/darkendStare. – AC Power Plug Tail @ N21
Foxes – ChowChow – Black RARE
pose: Diversion – Nailed It Poses***
***right arm posed by drink
***left arm repositoned using AnyPose
taikou / subway backdrop
Posted in Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Second Life

Drive

I’ll hold you up
And drive you all night
I’ll hold you up
And drive you, baby, till you feel the daylight
~ Melissa Ferrick – Drive

foxy forge GoK

hair: #Foxy – Tamed Hair
head: Genus Head – Baby Face
HIATUS – Glamourish #2 HD Lipstick [genus] @ Belle
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)
skin:  [Glam Affair] Amelie Applier [ Genus ] @ Kustom9
Tattoo “Maneki Neko”_by GoK

[ kunst ] – Alexandra collar
(Yummy) Heirloom Ring Set @ Collabor88
Ascendant – Chanel Golden Nails @ Belle
[The Forge] Noami @ FaMESHed
[The Forge] Hecate Boots

pose: :LW: Bento Poses – Faking It @ Belle

Shelly – Cobra 1.1

Parking BZRP *RARE* – Watching You – The Bearded Guy @ ManCave

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Glam Affair, Maitreya, Second Life

Garden of Ku

You won’t see me talking about tattoos too often. Mostly because I have a tendency to change tattoos so often…hell most times I forget to even credit them. However, I have got to say that when I found out that Garden of Ku was back on the grid, I literally squealed! No, I’m not blogging for them, though I would love to. They were one of my favorite tattoo stores back in the day. So, if you love virtual ink and you’re looking for something new…go have a look. I really want them to stick around and you’re bound to see more of them in upcoming posts.

forge fameshed diversion flourish

head: GENUS Project – Baby Face
SU!– Piercing Set 01
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Abby @ Belle
Tattoo “Hokusai Dream(Anastasis)”_by GoK
HIATUS – Miu eyelashes // [genus] @ Belle
HIATUS – Keep It Red // HD Lipstick @ Belle

DOUX – Artemis hairstyle
[CX] Conjuration – Silver / Rings
[n.i] metal.as.f*ck.set 5 (no longer available)
[The Forge] Isla @ FaMESHed

Diversion – Chair Poses @ Flourish