Posted in Bueno, Cosmopolitan, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Laughing at Myself

I got ahead of myself when taking this picture. I totally meant to change my hair. In editing it dawned on me that this scene was looking like one of those from a movie where the girl always looks on point. As people magically wake up with perfect hair and make up. Let’s not even talk about how pristine they are while working out, barely sweating at all, just a glistening…as if they have been sprayed with light iridescent oils. Well, this picture is in between and instead of reshooting, I figured I’d just have a laugh at my own mistake. I’ve gotten used to laughing at myself over the years, so this is nothing new.

Laughing at Myself

hair: DOUX – Carla hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
skin: [theSkinnery] Teo (LelutkaEVO) @ Kustom9

BUENO-Gia Top @ Kustom9
BUENO-Edi Sweat Pants @ Kustom9
[ VERSOV ] ARKANOV_SNEAKERS @ Kustom9

pose: Focus. Hello Autumn @ Cosmopolitan
background: Focus. The Mall Autumn Park @ Cosmopolitan

Posted in accessories, Cynful, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Lelutka, Maitreya

Secretly Desire

“Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Secretly Desire

DOUX – Ubert hairstyle
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Frayed – Boujee Mask #1 @ Anthem
EarthStones Belly Bugs – Dragonfly
Cynful Kiki’s Tracksuit – Hoodie @ Equal10
Cynful Kiki’s Tracksuit – Sweatpants @ Equal10

pose: FOXCITY. Soulfood Bento Pose Set
K&S – // SLC. Backdrop. materials. @ Anthem

Posted in FaMESHed, Fashion, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, [BREATHE]

I’m just enjoying life…

I opened my sim to the public yesterday and I cannot begin to tell you how sweet people have been when visiting. I surely hope it stays that way. People have been both generous and kind. And I’ve managed to scare a few with some little hidden gems I have around the sim. *giggles* It truly is wonderful to see people visiting the sim. It makes me feel good that they want to see it and experience it for themselves.
None of that really has anything to do with this picture, but I did take it on the sim….in one of the three houses that are currently there….for now. I will be changing the sim all the time. I already want to tear down one of the houses and do something else. *laughs* For now, I’m just enjoying life…as you can see. There are lots of changes on my horizon and I’m excited about each and every one of them.

I'm just enjoying life...

hair: TRUTH VIP Forever
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Just BECAUSE Rissa Dress @ FaMESHed
[BREATHE]-Mihoyo Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: Ana Poses – Serenity
location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in Animals, Blueberry, Events, Exploration, Jian, Lelutka, Maitreya, poses, Second Life, shoes, shopping, skin, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

She’s Singing

It’s 5am and my 74yr old mother is dancing through the house singing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” I don’t even think she realizes what she’s singing, but she’s doing a well enough job that I recognize the song. I just pulled up the song on YouTube and she comes running in asking how did I know she had that song stuck in her head. *cracks up* Well, Mom, you tend to think out loud…so its not that hard to know what you’re thinking. God, I love this woman!

She's Singing

hair: Stealthic – Cordova
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Blueberry – HBIC – Top
Blueberry – HBIC – Shorts
Blueberry – HBIC – Shoes & Socks

JIAN Bichon Frise Companion

pose: :LW: Bento Poses – Courage @ The Liaison Collaborative
(includes stick & golder retriever)

location: Curiosity Lake

Posted in Events, Jian, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, skin, Uber SL

Politically Correct

“The wolf said, “You know, my dear, it isn’t safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone.”

Red Riding Hood said, “I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must be on my way.”
― James Finn Garner, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Politically Correct

Tableau Vivant \ Grim[m]Tales – Red Riding Hood @ Uber
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

(Yummy) Heirloom Ring Set
-SU!- Almond Nails

pose: Diversion – Cozy Fall @ La Vie en Pose

Serenity Style-Carson woodshed

KraftWork Bin Storage

JIAN Grey Wolf

Posted in Blueberry, breathe, DOUX, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, Maitreya, [BREATHE]

Busy Days

The last few days have been busy busy busy, as are the first few days of every month. *laughs* This is nothing new. However, yesterday I had to leave the house and that’s always an anxiety attack. Luckily, I wasn’t in the voting line too long. My mother used to work the polls and she knew the best time for us to go. She picked the absolute best time, too. There wasn’t much of a line when we got there, but as we left there was a line going quite a ways down the sidewalk outside. It was really odd seeing so much security surrounding the premises, but I suppose it was good to err on the side of caution. I’ll admit that I was a bit nervous as I live in a very very red state and I am quite blue. And that’s the extent of what I will discuss about politics. I won’t unfriend those that disagree with me, as I feel we all have our reasons for feeling the way we do. I have family that is red and while I don’t agree with them, I can still love them….from a distance. *grins*

Busy Days

DOUX – Tegan hairstyle
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

AsteroidBox. Lexi Shirt @ Kustom9
Blueberry – HBIC – Skirt
[BREATHE]-Rineko Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: space cadet – pack 11 @ Harajuku
K&S – // SLC. Backdrop. @ Anthem

Posted in Bueno, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Kustom9, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, vinyl

Mostly Anxious

Today is going to be an exceptionally busy day for me. I have to go out into the cold world. Yes, I mean, literally cold. I need to vote and run some errands. Ugh, I so hate leaving my house. Meanwhile, at home…inworld…its that time again and I need to get TLC open and ready for our dedicated shoppers. I’m excited about this round and hope to do some pictures of some of the amazing designs our creators have exhibited this round. I don’t have a ton to talk about right now. I’m most feeling really anxious about going out today and facing the voting lines.

Mostly Anxious

DOUX – Miyeon hairstyle
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Hangry – Street Food Gacha – Soda – Blush {7} @ Kustom9
-Pixicat- Aria Sweater @ FaMESHed
VINYL – Blunt Skirt & Belt
BUENO-Sun Boots @ Anthem

[Rezz Room] Shiba Inu Adult White Animesh (Companion)

Sweet Art -Emma Bento Poses @ Kawaii Project
ninety – lets go [ Backdrop ]

Posted in Cynful, DOUX, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, vinyl

Adjusting to the Weather

I woke up this morning and was soooo cold. Like chilled to the bone cold. I immediately opened my curtains to let the warmth of the sun in and grabbed my favorite sweater. Here I sit all bundled up with my coffee…shivering…I look at my phone to check the temperature thinking it must be below freezing, right? WRONG. It’s 52°F/11°C. Mind you, we had the air conditioner on two days ago and its set to only come on when the temp is above 78°F/26°C. While its certainly a lot colder than two days ago, I’m sitting here laughing, because a month from now….52°F/11°C is going to seem quite warm.
Isn’t it funny how our bodies adjust so quickly? It really is quite fascinating when you think about it. I’m happy for the cooler temps, I’ll just be happier once my body adjusts.

Adjusting to the Weather

hair: DOUX – JLOW hairstyle @ Dubai
LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
[LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
[theSkinnery] Karima @ Uber

Cynful Cropped Bomberjacket – FLF Special Oct 30, 2020
VINYL – Donut Denim Shorts @ Uber
[Enchante’] – Mallory Boots

pose: Diversion – Cozy Fall
**comes with Blankets & Pillows**

Hangry – Donut Box – Chocolate {Rez}

[Rezz Room] Dachshund Adult Animesh
[Rezz Room] Dachshund Puppy Animesh

Posted in Bueno, DOUX, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, poses, shoes, shopping, skin

Its been fun

I’ve cut way back on my blogging commitments lately and I have to say its been fun to play with different styles again. I think this photo would have looked better without the pup, but I couldn’t resist that he was sitting the same way as me. I don’t have a whole lot to say as I’ve been struggling with my health lately. I suppose I could have done a micro post for this photo, but I didn’t. *shrugs*

hair: DOUX – Ubert hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [theSkinnery] Dalia (LeLutkaEVO) @ C88

TRIGGERED – Treasurer Glasses Gacha #RARE @ Kawaii Project
BUENO-Bella Necklace @ Kustom9
kunst ] – Kyle Cuffs @ Kustom9
MIWAS  / Rei Outfit @ Equal10
-MIWAS / Rei Jacket
-MIWAS / Rei Bra top
-MIWAS / Rei Denim shorts
-MIWAS / Rei Boots

pose: Bauhaus Movement – F*ck The Mainstream 12
The Tunnel – Sick Neon – The Bearded Guy

Kalospia – Luna’s Hanging Light @ C88

Mutresse-Sitting2-Chubby Puppies

MVT – Organic Acai take away

Posted in breathe, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

Dear Customers

Some customers in Second Life make the most unrealistic and rude demands I have ever seen. From demanding attached panties, to suggesting that a successful designer is going to be crippled by the lack of a purchase by someone that has NEVER previously shopped their store before. Meanwhile, the CSRs, managers, and designers bite their proverbial tongues, put on a smile, and find the nicest ways possible to dismiss these incredulous demands. Once again, we are all witness to an elite group of people that genuinely think its okay to act like complete assholes from the safety of their keyboards and I will never understand it.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the option of built in modesty panties as much as the next girl, but I have and never will message a creator and insult them, demand, or even suggest that they cater to MY desires. I have personally witnessed people have a complete meltdown simply because a dress doesn’t come with attached panties. Seriously? Do these people address Calvin Klein because he didn’t sew panties into a dress? Of course not. These items are sold separately, as they should be. I’ve had customers absolutely raging because a black silk textured top didn’t match some black sweatpants. First of all, I want to know why they’re wearing silk tops with sweatpants, cuz that makes no sense. Oh wait, you wanted to dress up your sweats with heels? Oh okay, cuz THAT makes much more sense. *rolls her eyes* While some designers do keep to a mix and match color palette, not all do. Some creators choose to apply textures that are true to real life textiles. I appreciate both styles. Once again, I feel like we’re beating a dead horse by suggesting that people try on demos first. If you don’t try a demo first, you really should not complain about the shade of a color or the fact that you can wear the shoes you wanted to wear with those pants. Honestly, the world does not revolve around the desires of one virtual shopper.
I have to believe that these types of people have absolutely no clue as to the amount of time spent on one article of clothing. For instance, one shirt…it takes time to come up with a style, then create that style digitally….THEN there’s the rigging…seriously? Are you going to bitch, because YOU choose to wear one of the less popular bodies? I’m not going to call out any particular body, but surveys done by at least five designers that I’ve seen have shown that Maitreya and Legacy are the most popular bodies being used. So, considering the amount of time it takes to rig for just ONE body, much less the seemingly endless list of bodies out there, I cannot expect or even imagine that ANY designer would create for every single body. It’s simply not cost effective or efficient. It’s just like real life, I don’t expect to every thing out there to fit my fat ass and we all know that one size does NOT fit all! I realize you want what you want, but guess what? No one gets everything they want all the time. So, suck it up, buttercup…decide what’s more important to you. You wanna wear that obscure body? GREAT! Please don’t expect EVERYONE to create for it. Better yet, join the group for your body and ask the other people in that group where they shop. You’d be surprised how many people will offer to help you.
Here’s the thing, no one is forcing anyone to be in SL, much less is anyone holding a gun to anyone’s head to shop at any one store specifically. With all the crazy shit that’s going on in this world, especially this year, why would you ever begin to allow yourself to get so enraged over not being able to wear a certain item of VIRTUAL clothing??? Either calm down or log out. The way I see it…if you’re getting that bent out of shape over virtual clothing, you probably have some deep seeded issues in your real life that need to be addressed. Thus you really should stop wasting your precious time and energy on such trivial matters in a virtual world. Instead, grab a book or even a website to help you resolve your REAL problems. I assure you, no one signed into Second Life to be your personal punching bag….and one more thing, before messaging the creator, take a moment to read the included notecard and the designer’s profile. Seven times out of ten, you’ll find your answer and save everyone some time. *winks*
….most likely I will touch on this topic again, soon…lol

hair: TRUTH Delicate
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: [theSkinnery] Dalia (LeLutkaEVO) @ C88

Kibitz – Teddy’s babygirl necklace @ Kustom9
[ kunst ] – Kyle Cuffs @ Kustom9
[Dazzling] Sharon set @ Kustom9
[BREATHE]-Taneka Heels @ FaMESHed

pose: Ana Poses – Kyiv (includes cigarette & cup)
K&S – // Moonlight. backdrop @ C88