Friday, March 24, 2017

Feeling a bit G L A M O R OUS! - Virtual Diva @ Swank, Nord Embel'Lys, No.Match

The month of March is almost over which means this round of Swank will soon be coming to an end, and you are going to miss out on some of the most stunning and truly glamorous designs on the grid, including this gorgeous gown from Virtual Diva!


For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile, then you know I LOVE to play dress up, especially in those designs with a nod to the glamorous old Hollywood style.  This round truly appeals to that side of me and I have fallen completely in love with the Elite Gown from the creative mind behind Virtual Diva.  The gown comes in several sizes that fit most mesh bodies and the add-on for the chest has a menu upon touch to reposition, rotate and resize, making it very easy to fit and you will turn heads wherever you go.  Before my three month absence I had started to take note of the work of Nord Embel'Lys jewelry due to the high quality of the design and textures, and since my return I have been blown away by the pieces I have seen.


The La Reine Celte Set - White Gold collection includes a head circlet (not shown), crown (not shown, earrings, necklace, bracelets, and a ring, making it an incredibly versatile set that just MUST find a home in your jewelry box today.  Make sure to check out all the other amazing jewels available at the store.  You can count on every piece being incredibly well designed with wonderful textures that sparkle and shine, perfect for any moment where you get to put on a beautiful gown and head out onto the grid, you are sure to make a Hollywoodesque entrance.  

The Fashion Details

Eyes - IKON - Triumph - Silverleaf
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Hair - No.Match - No.Darkness
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/131/61/22

Earrings, Necklace, Bracelets - Nord Embel'Lys Jewelry - La Reine Celte Set - White Gold
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ministry%20of%20media/161/3/22

Dress - Virtual Diva - Elite Gown @ Swank
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/160/138/3003

Pose - Virtual Diva - Red Carpet Poses @ Swank
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/160/138/3003

Hand Pose - Glitter - Hand Poses

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!
~Jade~

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pardon Me! - *Arcane Spellcaster*AK-Creations, IT!, Tameless, Dark Passions

After a long 11 days away for Spring Break with the kids, the youngest turning 18 and a few other bumps and glitches, including considering walking away from blogging, I returned yesterday with a bit of a better attitude, which I needed to unpack all of the stuff I have gotten behind on in the last two weeks!  As the blossoms start to swell on the trees here in the mountains, and the temperatures soar into the 70's, I was delighted to see all of the new Spring releases from so many creators, including this adorable ensemble from *Arcane Spellcaster*AK-Creations.  The Callia outfit comes in sizes and appliers for all your favorite bodies and I am sure you will love the fit and the detailing along the top and body of the bodysuit as well as the gorgeous round rump in these jeans!


Due to my three month long absence,  I haven't had a chance to blog many of the creations from IT! so I got all excited when I saw the newest jewelry design went perfectly with this ensemble!  The Luxury Collection is exclusively at this cycle of Designer Circle, which happens to be the 150th round, bringing you all kinds of goodies for this anniversary round, including this wonderful set.  The necklace, bracelets and earrings come with HUD's to control the metals and gems, making it an incredibly versatile set that just has to be added to your jewelry box today!  And if you happen to love to change your nail polish with every outfit like I do, then you are in need of the newest release from Dark Passions, currently an exclusive for Totally Top Shelf!  I love the moons, but you have several different color choices without the moons as well, so do yourself a favor and go grab these new designs, the colors are to die for, and perfect for Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere!


And if you happen to be looking for some new do's, then head on over to Tameless and check out the newest creations from Nita Bracken!  As always the prices are amazing and the color packs are to die for, and this new side swept look is perfect for this Spring, so what are you waiting for?!  As you head on out to do some shopping make sure to add a new hair to your collection from Tameless, you won't be disappointed!


The Fashion Details

Body - Maitreya - Lara
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maitreya%20Isle/128/133/24

Head - LeLutka - Simone Bento
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/119/138/24

Skin - DeeTaleZ - Jade Applier for LeLutka
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DeeTaleZ/127/128/265

Eyes - IKON - Triumph - Dusk
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Hair - Tameless - Azalea
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreyfus/184/162/1504

Earrings, Bracelets, Necklace - IT! - Luxury @ Designer Circle 150
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tanami%20Bay/149/165/22

Nails - Dark Passions - Koffin Nails - Moon Magic @ Totally Top Shelf
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sylpha/233/103/3136

Jeans, Top, Belt, Shoes - *Arcane Spellcaster*AK-Creations - Callia
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dulcamara/210/218/2088

Pose - Lush - Poses - Don't Be Shy
MP - https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Lush-Poses-Dont-be-shy-f/11114745

Location
Warm Springs
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Warm%20Springs/168/243/23



Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!
~Jade~ 




Friday, March 10, 2017

A quiet space - unKindness, Ariskea, Serenity Style, Bee Designs, The Crossroads, The Liaison Collaborative, Collabor88

I recently made a new friend via Facebook, who happens to also be on Second Life, and I have come to realize that after so many years online, I am awkward and jaded when it comes to new people.  Now granted I have always been a bit jaded, thus my name, but it wasn't until the past couple of weeks that I have come to realize I have serious trust issues with anyone new.  I think anyone who has spent an extended time online can tell you horror stories of people they have met, or have heard about, and trust me I have a whole long list of tales to tell, but they seem to have become redundant and I am not one to dwell in the past.  Four years ago when I became a permanent resident of SL, instead of just a passive user, I realized the community is much different than others I had been involved with before, and I was quite pleased.  I won't mention the other 3D chat program I was a part of, but every day brought new drama and no one looked out for each other or helped.  If you were a creator you were on your own and had to teach yourself everything, because no one was going to help you get ahead.  It was exhausting and incredibly stressful.  I used to be a creator of 3D goods on that other chat site, and still make money there but my blogging life on Second Life has been much more rewarding, and maybe someday I will expand into creating.  But for now, I am content to blog and expand my social circle as I seem to spend more time alone than I do in the company of others, unless you count shopping at events!  So with that idea in mind, making new friends is part of expanding my social circle, obviously, and I see now that I have to drop a lot of what I think I know from previous sites and chill out a bit, because that is the only way I am going to discover new, exciting, creative people after all!  You will always run across those people who have nothing better to do than troll, but for the most part, the Second Life journey is a positive one full of people looking to help each other live their best life ever!  And of course, when it comes to Second Life, that means decorating your personal world with gorgeous goodies you might not be able to afford in real life!

 
I guess you could call this an event extravaganza post since almost everything pictured is either currently at an event, or was showcased in a previous event.  With me being gone three months I feel like my home and my wardrobe are already outdated so after receiving goodies from unKindness and Serenity Style I decided to head out to the events to put together an entire scene with new decor pieces from across the grid.  I have been a fan of Bee Designs for awhile now and I was delighted to see them participating in the current rounds of The Crossroads and The Liaison Collaborative, and I was quite pleased at how well they went with the new collaborative effort from unKindness and Ariskea.  The Solace Nook collection is only available at Collabor88 and comes with the intricate Nook, available in different colors, as well as a set of four candles, a chandelier, table and plant; providing everything you need to create your own private retreat away from the rest of the world.  Each piece is incredibly well designed with an amazing attention to detail, reflected by the expert texturing and continuous theme.  If you are looking for well built furniture that mixes and matches well within all kinds of decorative spaces, then make sure to check out the pieces from Bee Designs, Serenity Style, and the new collection from two amazing creators, unKindness and Ariskea!

The Decor Details
Build - Scarlet Creative - Nerites Gazebo - Rare (prior Gacha)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/mountain%20view/130/3/22

Sofa - Bee Designs - Spring Patio Set Gacha - Sofa - RARE @ The Liaison Collaborative
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/204/146/24

Bunny - Serenity Style - Pretty Wooden Bunny - Bucket Pink @ The Crossroads
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Crossroads%20Event/127/122/21

Rug - ARIA - Sunday Morning Faux Sheep Rug (past gacha so check the store)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/127/89/24

Tufted Ottoman - Bee Designs - Fleur Gacha - Ottoman 2 @ The Crossroads
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Crossroads%20Event/127/122/21

Candles - uK & Ariskea - Solace Nook - Candles - 1-4 @ Collabor88
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/170/193/1086

Chandelier - uK & Ariskea - Solace Nook - Hanging Lamp @ Collabor88
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/170/193/1086

Tall Ottoman - Bee Designs - Bella Gacha Seat @ The Crossroads
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Crossroads%20Event/127/122/21

Chaise Lounge - Bee Designs - Fleur Set Gacha - Chaise Lounge - RARE @ The Crossroads
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Crossroads%20Event/127/122/21

Plant in corner - ARIA - Sunday Morning - Potted Palm (past gacha so check the store)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/127/89/24

Suitcases - Bee Designs - Bella Gacha Suitcases @ The Crossroads
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Crossroads%20Event/127/122/21

Lamp on suitcases - ClaVv- Light Terrarium - Square (ground)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Getsuga/128/142/2

Tulips - Serenity Style - TLC Anniversary Gift - Tulips @ The Liaison Collaborative
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/204/146/24

Table - uK & Ariskea - Solace Nook - Iron Table @ Collabor88
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/170/193/1086

Plant on Table - uK & Ariskea - Solace Nook - Romarin Plant @ Collabor88
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/170/193/1086

Intricate Nook - uK & Ariskea - Solace Nook - White @ Collabor88
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/170/193/1086

Curtains - ChiMia - Jones Curtains Geo @ The Liaison Collaborative
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/204/146/24

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make the trends in today's fashions and home decor work for you!
~Jade~