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WEARING:

HEAD: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
BODY: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.0

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FLOWERS: ((LovelyAlien))FairyFlowers_Moon_RARE [The Season’s Story]
HAIR: Mithral * Eucalyptus RIGGGED [The Season’s Story]
EYE MAKEUP: Izzie’s – LeLutka – Applier Aegyo Sal Hud
TATTOO: Owl Athe – White Tattoo [CAROL G] – Maitreya ADD [The Chapter Four]
TOP: ALTAIR* mayu top white .maitreya. [Cutie Loot]
SHORTS: [HU] Susie Shorts_white_Maitreya [The Chapter Four]
GARTER: AsteroidBox. Blossom Garter // FATPACK [The Season’s Story]
SHOES: Pure Poison – Liz Sandals – Maitreya [FaMESHed]
POSE: an lar [poses] The Rainfall Series – Two [The Liaison Collaborative]

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DECOR:

GATE: [ keke ] wonderland gate [Deco(c)rate]
TALL LAMP: [ keke ] glass lamp tall . white
SHORT LAMP: [ keke ] glass lamp . white
FLOWER 1: E.V.E {Poison} Ink Flower [M01-S/W] [The Season’s Story]
FLOWER 2: E.V.E {Poison} Ink Flower [M03-S/W] [The Season’s Story]
FLOWER 3: E.V.E {Poison} Ink Flower [M04-S/W] [The Season’s Story]
HOSE CART: hive // vintage garden hose cart

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EVENT INFO:

THE SEASON’S STORY: Open until 30th April – websiteflickr 
THE CHAPTER FOUR: Open until  21st April – websiteflickr
FAMESHED: Open until 27th April – websiteflickr
THE LIAISON COLLABORATIVE: Open until 30th April
DECOCRATE: Subscription Box
CUTIE LOOT: Subscription Box

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WEARING:

HEAD: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 [Skin Fair]
EYES: CATWA UN-RIGGED EYES V1.1
BODY: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
HANDS: VISTA PROHANDS

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SKIN APPLIER: ###  [PUMEC]  – Astrid – December – CATWA HEAD HUD [Skin Fair]
LIPSTICK: anxiety %radio (catwa) [Skin Fair]
EYEBAGS: anxiety %low eyebags (catwa) [Skin Fair]
EYEBROWS: [okkbye] Adumbrate Eyebrows [Skin Fair]
LASHES: [okkbye] Evanescent Eyelashes (CATWA) [Skin Fair]
EYE APPLIERS: Evermore. Crybaby Eyes // Omega Applier [Cutie Loot]
HAIR: [LCKY] Lissa [Cutie Loot]
HAIRBAND: *(OO)*YUKI_Mily headband RARE 02 [SaNaRae]
CHOKER: Ec.cloth – Lawin Choker – Gold [The Chapter Four]
COLLAR: ((LovelyAlien))PeterPanCollar_White [The Chapter Four]
FLOWER: 18.Yokai – Spring garden  – Flower in the mouth (white) [SaNaRae]
NAILS: +Spellbound+ Spooky Salon // Spoopy Light [The Arcade]
BODYSUIT: Moon Elixir – Boudoir – Bodysuit – Maitreya [Mesh Body Addicts]
ROBE: Moon Elixir – Boudoir – Robe – Maitreya [Mesh Body Addicts]
STOCKINGS: Astralia – Meow stockings ❤ (Maitreya high) [Cutie Loot]

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DECOR:

LOUNGER: {moss&mink} Pod Lounger [SaNaRae]
BUTTERFLIES: {moss&mink} Shimmer Butterflies [SaNaRae]
STRING LIGHTS 1: +Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Draped J [Collabor88]
STRING LIGHTS 2: +Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Floor Small Bundle A [Collabor88]
TEACUPS: {Imeka} Cup of tea – 2 RARE [The Chapter Four]
UNICORN: +Half-Deer+ Porcelain Unicorn Figurine (Pink Base) [Cutie Loot]
PIGGY: +Half-Deer+ Mini Piggy – Fairest of them All RARE x [The Arcade]
KITTY: +Half-Deer+ First Class Kitty – Luxury Toys – Snow x [The Arcade]
BACKDROP: [ keke ] rug 43 . delicate . blush

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EVENT INFO:

SKIN FAIR: Open until 26th March – websiteflickr
THE ARCADE: Open until 31st March – websiteflickr
THE CHAPTER FOUR: Open until 24th March – websiteflickr
SANARAE: Open until 18th March – websiteflickr
CUTIE LOOT: Subscription Box – website

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Enchantment is open and as well as all the fabulous shopping to be done, you can see an art display by the artists of The Lost Unicorn gallery. This is my contribution, I fancied being a lost boy for a while.

This adorable short, curly hairstyle is by Wasabi Pills for Hairology, so many nice hairs to be had there but this is one of my favourites, it’s just so cute. To add to the look I’m wearing katatonik’s awesome new set for Collabor88, Autumn Blues. This set includes the leaves, branches and eye sparkles and even comes with a hud to change the colours. There are two colour themes to choose from, warm and cool.

My boots, trousers and top are from Moon Elixir’s Huntress set at Fantasy Gacha Carnival, these all fit fabulously on my Lara body and the top worked well with the small breast size on the shape I used for this look. If you’ve bought anything from Moon Elixir you know how good the quality is and this set is no exception, I love the stitching detail on the trousers and boots, it’s little things like this that make me a happy lady.

The long fur is from Silvery K’s Sweet November set at The Gacha Garden and looks so soft and snuggly, the pose is from Grafica’s Aur set at Gen-Neutral, a wonderfully subtle set which still manages to convey a mood very well in my opinion.

I’m wearing…

@ Hairology…
Wasabi Pills – Coral Mesh Hair – Rye

@ Fantasy Gacha Carnival…
Moon Elixir – Huntress Top, Pants & Boots RARE

@ Collabor88…
Katat0nik – Autumn Blues Set – Warm

@ The Gacha Garden…
Silvery K – Sweet November – Mink Fur Cream

@ Gen-Neutral…
Grafica – Aur – Pose 4

@ We Love Roleplay…
Cureless – Morphine
Bentbox – Sylvan Ears

@ Uber…
Cerberus Xing – Fur Stole – White *tinted*

Other…
Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V3.4
Lovely Alien – Starry Eyelashes
Antielle – The Alchemical Transformation – Dissolved Tears, Distilled Eyes & Shine
Antielle – High School of the Damaged – Aniki Scar – L
Antielle – Stigmata
Clemmm – Body Filth
Moon Elixir – Harvest Accessory Collection – Acorn Choker, Beaded Pinecone Necklace
Schadenfreude – Kitsune 3 Tails Down, Sakura Mori Kitsune Ears

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Décor…

@ 6 Republic…
The Little Branch – Giant Maples

@ Collabor88…
Soy – Gingko Leaves

Other…
Kalopsia – Flying Leaves – Orange
keke – Willow Shrub, Willow Leaves

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Event Details…

Hairology – Open until 30th November websiteflickr
Fantasy Gacha Carnival – Open until 30th November websiteflickr
The Gacha Garden – Open until 30th November website – flickr
Gen-Neutral – Open until 1st December websiteflickr
We Love Roleplay – Open until 30th November websiteflickr
6 Republic – Open until 20th November websiteflickr
Collabor88 – Open until 6th December
Uber – Open until 23rd November

Lost

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It’s really late here so I won’t be waffling on tonight. Just want to mention a few lovely things I think you might like from events currently open.

You’ve seen the gorgeous Scarlet’s Dream Boat by Kalopsia in a previous post but I wanted to show you a closer view so you can appreciate how great it is. I’m using one of the built in poses, all of which are very cute! The boat is for sale at Indie Teepee, as is my pretty necklace by Empyrean Forge.

The fabulous hat is part of The Annex’s Retro Day at the Beach set for Oh My Gacha. The set also includes other beach paraphernalia such as a lounger, umbrella and bikini!

My little deer friend is part of Fawny’s Forest Druid set at The Epiphany. The quality of the items at this event is fantastic, I highly recommend a visit if you haven’t already been. To tempt you even more, the yummy cupcakes in my boat are part of Jian’s Derp Desserts set, also available there.

The dress I’m wearing is by Cloud at the new round of IDK. It’s a really lovely length, just on the knee and with a slightly flared double layer skirt. The layers can be coloured separately by hud for some interesting looks and the t-shirt colour can also be changed to black.

I’m wearing Mithral Apothecary hair, this style is called Lavender and is out now at Kustom 9. Mithral have an absolute ton of new releases this month at various events, all of them super pretty, so be on the lookout for those.

I’ve even managed to squeeze something in from The Secret Affair! The Lucretia sandals by Pure Poison. These are a knee length gladiator style which work really well for both fantasy and modern summer looks.

And finally, I’m wearing the new mesh head by Genesis Lab, Julia. This is a gacha set for Kustom 9 and as you can see she is gorgeous! The rares in the set include a blinking head and another head with an emotion hud. I really love her pretty lips and this head has slightly bigger eyes which I love!

Location: Ippos

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I’m wearing…

Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V3.4

Head: Genesis Lab – Julia (Kustom 9)

Eyes: Umeboshi – Glimmer Eyes – Foggy (The Season’s Story)

Lashes: Lovely Alien – Starry Eyelashes (marketplace)

Teeth: PXL – Open Mouth Pro – Basic

Hair: Mithral Apothecary – Lavender (Kustom 9)

Pipe: Kunst – Bamboo Pipe (The Season’s Story)

Hat: The Annex – Retro Day at the Beach – Straw Hat (Oh My Gacha)

Necklace: Empyrean Forge – Tesoro del Luna Necklace (Indie Teepee)

Dress: Cloud – Fianna Dress – Love (IDK)

Sandals: Pure Poison – Lucretia Sandals (The Secret Affair)

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Decor…

Boat: Kalopsia – Scarlet’s Dream – Boat (Indie Teepee)

Fence: Keke – Beach Fence Set (Kustom 9)

Plants: The Little Branch – Cat Tail Cluster (Wayward Carnival)

Gulls: Ohmai – Ivory Gull

Balloons: Alchemist – Balloon Three Pastel (Wayward Carnival)

Deer: Fawny – Forest Druid – Deer Dark – RARE (The Epiphany)

Cupcakes: Jian – Derp Desserts – Catface Cupcakes – Natural (The Epiphany)

Plums: Zerkalo – Picnic at the Neva River – Basket w/Plums (The Season’s Story)

Basket: Lark – Cambria Basket A (Collabor88)

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Event Details…

The Epiphany: Open until 4th August – website – flickr

The Secret Affair: Open until 14th August – website – flickr

The Season’s Story: Open until 30th July – website – flickr

Indie Teepee: Open until 24th July – website – flickr – facebook

IDK: Open until 10th August – websiteflickr

IDK: Opens today! – websiteflickr

Wayward Carnival: Open until 30th July

Kustom 9: Open until August 10th

Collabor88: Open until 6th August

Oh My Gacha: Open now

Drift Away

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In the dust and heat of the arena they felt truly alive, the music of battle was strong in their ears and they moved with it’s rhythm, graceful and deadly. None could stand before them…

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I had the pleasure of shooting with the always fabulous Sorchiee and Duchess yesterday to show off deviousMind’s gorgeous Minerva Gladiator Dress, coming soon to The Secret Affair.

Sorchiee wrote a very powerful post here where she discusses people’s attitudes to rape based on recent events in the news. Its shocking how little attitudes have changed towards this issue and how there’s still a very obvious culture of blaming the victim in many circumstances.

On a much more trivial note it got me thinking about my interactions with male avatars in Second Life and how refreshing it is when you come across a male avatar who, five minutes into some general chit chat doesn’t start asking your age and location and whether you want to “go somewhere private” or not even bothering with asking and just going right ahead and filling your IM’s with their clumsy attempts at seduction.

I’m quite an introverted person anyway but will happily chat away in nearby chat if I feel safe doing so. I also don’t mind people IM’ing me and having a conversation to pass the time of day but it does put me off going to social places and hangouts if I’ve been approached like that there previously. This probably says more about me than about anyone else but I find that kind of thing quite difficult to deal with and usually end up running away!

I want to point out that I’m not at all judgemental about the reasons people use Second Life, each to their own and more power to them. However, I personally am not here for relationships or casual flings, I don’t think anything about my profile or demeanour says otherwise and I don’t feel I should have to state stuff like that for people to see. What happened to just having a conversation? talking about films and books and what you had for dinner, getting to know people? I must come across as awfully naive and prudish but that’s how I feel.

Anyway, on to more important matters!

Location: The Secret Affair **NOT OPEN YET**

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We’re all wearing…

Outfit: deviousMind – Minerva Gladiator Dress (soon @ The Secret Affair)

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I’m wearing…

Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V3.3

Head: Genesis Lab – Chloe (The Fantasy Collective)

Ears: Mandala – Simple Elf Ears

Eyes: Umeboshi – Glimmer Eyes – Foggy (The Season’s Story)

Lashes: Lovely Alien – Starry Eyelashes (marketplace)

Hair: MaiOwn! – Farewell (Hair Fair)

Nose Chains: Kibitz – Agda Nose Chain L and R

Horns: Half-Deer – Odyssey Horns White/Gold

Headband: ieQED – Gunhild Headband

Shoes: Fri.day – Effy Sandals (Indie Teepee)

Pose & props: Eternal Dream – Lita pose 3

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Sorchiee is wearing…

Hair: Blues – Jessica (Hair Fair)

Circlet: Keystone – Forged Laurel

Shield: AEGIS – Raid Captain’s Shield

Cuffs: Cerberus Xing – MoonMoon Armlets (Indie Teepee)

Shoes: FDD Stories – Summer Flats – RARE

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Duchess is wearing…

Hair: Mina – Nicolet (Hair Fair)

Headdress: Remarkable Oblivion – Eurial – Red (soon @ The Secret Affair)

Shoes: ISON – Lace up Gladiator Sandals

Spear: raare – Viking Spear

Pose: Apple Spice – Action Pose

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Decor…

Chariot: Death Row Designs – Roman Chariot (soon @ The Secret Affair)

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Event Details…

Indie Teepee: Open until 24th July – website – flickr – facebook

The Season’s Story: Open until 30th July – website – flickr

The Secret Affair: Opens 15th July – website – flickr

The Fantasy Collective: Open until 13th July – websiteflickr

Hair Fair: Open until 26th July

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110715-Final12WCaridee and I are showing off some previews from the upcoming round of The Secret Affair. The theme for the round will be To the Sands which will be gladiator/roman.

I’m wearing some pieces from FDD Stories’ set, Maureen, the rare black tunic, rare belt and guardbrace. The tunic and belt are fitmesh and required no alphas on the Maitreya body so nice and easy to wear. I can tell you the boots from this set are also amazing although you can’t see them in this final shot.

Caridee is wearing deviousMind’s Minerva Gladiator Dress which as you can see is absolutely stunning. I love the shape of the dress and the add on back drapes which I’ve also used in my outfit. The stud detailing and the plating are also exquisitely done, I can’t rave about it enough to be honest.

As part of the decor I’ve used Kalopsia’s Scarlet’s Dream Boat from Indie Teepee and I’m also wearing La Petite Morte’s newest face, Ashley, released at the event. This is the first time I’ve taken my mesh head off in a while but Voshie’s skins are so beautiful I couldn’t wait to try her on.

My chain jewellery is by Noodles at The Season’s Story, the Neyla armlet and thigh chain. These work really well in a fantasy outfit and are really delicate and pretty and super easy to fit too! Also from The Season’s Story are my coral eyeshadow from Angelica, my Glimmer Eyes by Umeboshi and my earrings by Cerberus Xing.

My necklace is by BAMSE for La Petit Faire. The Lighthouse necklace is so pretty and perfectly detailed, I really love it. It even has a little light in the top! It’s this attention to detail that has quickly made BAMSE one of my favourite new brands to watch, I just can’t wait to see what’s coming next! Please click the image to see the necklace in more detail.

I must also mention the amazing Hippocampi by Half-Deer at this round of Collabor88. I was so excited when I saw these and I’m sure you’ll be seeing them a lot in my posts, they are so beautiful and magical, I am in love!

Location: Ippos

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I’m wearing…

Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V3.4

Skin: La Petite Morte – Ashley – Tone 3 (Indie Teepee)

Eyes: Umeboshi – Glimmer Eyes – Foggy (The Season’s Story)

Lashes: Lovely Alien – Starry Eyelashes (marketplace)

Ears: Mandala – Simple Elf Ears

Eyebags: Arise – Eyebags

Eyeshadow: Angelica – Summer Makeup – Eyeshadow – Coral (The Season’s Story)

Hair (Inc Headpiece): (red)Mint – Hair No 38’15 (Hair Fair)

2nd Headpiece: Siratama – Natumaturi Gacha 9 – kaburiohuda (Origami)

Earrings: Cerberus Xing – Tako Gauges (The Season’s Story)

Tunic: FDD Stories – Maureen – Fitmesh Tunic Black ULTRA (soon @ The Secret Affair)

Belt: FDD Stories – Maureen – Fitmesh Belt ULTRA (soon @ The Secret Affair)

Guardbrace: FDD Stories – Maureen – Guardbrace (soon @ The Secret Affair)

Sword: Empyrean Forge – Khazid’hea Sword

Necklace: BAMSE – Lighthouse Necklace – Copper (soon @ Le Petit Faire)

Arm/Thigh Chains: Noodles – Neyla Armlet & Thigh Chain (The Season’s Story)

Back Drapes: deviousMind – Minerva – Silk Drape White Sheet (soon @ The Secret Affair)

Pose: Marukin – Berry – hy02-last (Collabor88)

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Caridee is wearing…

Outfit: deviousMind – Minerva Gladiator Dress (soon @ The Secret Affair)

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Decor…

Boat: Kalopsia – Scarlet’s Dream – Boat (Indie Teepee)

Hippocampi: Half-Deer – Hippocampus (Collabor88)

Trees: Roawenwood – Weirwood Sapling Set

Ground Cover: Heart – Flowering Bindweed

Flowers: Heart – Gothic Swamp Rose

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Event Details…

Indie Teepee: Open until 24th July – website – flickr – facebook

The Season’s Story: Open until 30th July – website – flickr

The Secret Affair: Opens 15th July – website – flickr

Hair Fair: Open until 26th July

Origami: Open until 25th August

Collabor88: Open until 6th August

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I’ve spent some time today hanging out at Indie Teepee which is now open. It really does conjure up that festival feeling and is a wonderful place to relax, listen to great music and meet lots of wonderful people. I highly recommend that you get over there and enjoy it while it lasts, here’s hoping this becomes a regular annual event!

I bumped into the lovely Caridee who kindly agreed to take a photo with me to show off some of the items available at the event. My pretty top is part of the My Boho Outfit set by Luas, I love the loose and carefree feel of this top which comes in lots of colour option. You can also get some pretty skirts and necklaces from the same set to make up a full outfit.

My upper arm jewellery is the Moonmoon Armlet by Cerberus Xing. This is so beautiful with delicate chain detailing, I didn’t even have to adjust it when I put it on, it just fit perfectly! The armlet comes in a few colour options and is a really versatile piece which I can see working with lots of different looks.

Caridee is wearing the super-chilled Sun Kissed Top by Aphorism. The shape on this top is great and because of the slightly flared shape it sits really nicely over jeans and such.

We’re both using poses from An Lar’s Watchtower Series, also at Indie Teepee.

Moving on to The Season’s Story, also open today (this weekend is going to be event central!) I’m wearing Kunst’s Bamboo Pipe. Now I don’t normally use accessories like this but the pipe is so cute and I am at a festival after all! I always fancied smoking a pipe haha!

Also at The Season’s Story are my pretty skirt, part of the Emily set by Amala and Caridee’s Secret Ripped Jeans by Spirit.

Now, it’s Friday night, I think I’ll head back over to Indie Teepee for a while and enjoy that festival vibe, hope to see you there!

Location: Indie Teepee

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I’m wearing…

Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara V3.4

Head: Lelutka – Stella

Eyes: Buzzeri – Elysium Eyes – Ice

Lashes: Lovely Alien – Starry Eyelashes (marketplace)

Ears: Mandala – Simple Elf Ears

Appliers: League – Luna

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Fresh Mess

Tattoos: sYs – Hena (The Chapter Four)

Pipe: Kunst – Bamboo Pipe (The Season’s Story)

Top: Luas – My Boho Top (Indie Teepee)

Skirt: Amala – Emily Skirt (The Season’s Story)

Cuff: Cerberus Xing – (Indie Teepee)

Pose: An Lar – The Watchtower Series Pose 2 (Indie Teepee)

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Caridee is wearing…

Hair: Little Bones – Potion (soon @ Hair Fair)

Top: Aphorism – Sun Kissed Top (Indie Teepee)

Jeans: Spirit – Secret Ripped Jeans (The Season’s Story)

Pose: An Lar – The Watchtower Series Pose 1 (Indie Teepee)

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Event Details…

Indie Teepee: Open until 24th July – website – flickr

The Season’s Story: Open until 30th July – website – flickr

The Chapter Four: Open until 25th July

At the drive-in

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