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Gogo Bear

Gogo Bear

Say hello to my new beary friend from Ohmai!

There are a bunch of things I would blog about, if I wasn’t pressed for time or lazy. Such as…. the new SLink Visage Mesh Head and new SLink West sim. Read about it on the SLink blog.

Have you reviewed the new mesh heads? Leave a link to your blog post in my comments.

What I’m Wearing:

Exile – Perfect Promise
LOGO – Infinity Chloe (Bloom)
Teefy – Bella Ruffles Camisole (Double Layer) Lavender S
Ohmai – Beary Lurvin (Hug, Wear Ver)

She’s a Chloe

LOGO Mesh Head, Chloe v3.0 Update

Hey LOGO fans! Go update your Chloe mesh avatar to v3.0! There’s freckles now, and the scripts have been updated to work more efficiently. These freckles are very nicely done, even though I probably won’t wear them often. If you already own Chloe, just visit the store and click the re-delivery terminal to receive the latest version. If you don’t already have it, you can buy it at Skin Fair.

LOGO is Skin Fair this year, but my favorite isn’t (can you guess who? Starts with a P, ends with an L) so I haven’t visited the fair yet. From what I’ve seen, there are lots of new releases. Ely Hynes did an excellent job of pinning the entire fair, so you can browse lag-free before going.

Have you visited Skin Fair? Do you have any favorites, or any skins that you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments! <3

Marlene

Marlene

From time to time, I see fellow bloggers expressing frustrations that designers don’t comment or acknowledge that their items were featured on a blog post. I know designers are super busy creating, but not all designers are completely aloof.  There are plenty of designers who will take that extra effort to ‘thank’ their bloggers, by simply faving a picture on Flickr or leaving a comment (anywhere). I favor designers who pay attention (to me), more than those who don’t. I like attention, and if I know that you’re paying attention, I’ll make more of an effort to feature your products.

Oh my god, the secret is out!

Here’s my tip for designers — want to get blogged more? You have to either create stellar stuff, or pay attention to people who do blog you. Or pretend that you do pay attention. Try this for a month, and I think you will see that your coverage on blogs massively increasing.

Shout out to all the designers who comment/fav/like my pics, say hello, etc! You’re  rock stars. <3

Marlene

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
Truth – Maiko hair/Headphones
Teefy – Marlene Blouse (Floral/Mint) S
Teefy – Marley Skirt (Spring) S

Spring Babes

I logged in today to find two lil’ surprises from Azure. She sent me the Fawn and the Ducky Spring Babes from Birdy/Alchemy, and omg, they’re animated! Second Life animals have come a long way from the prim chicken. These are fantastic, and so well done.

Thank you Azure, I love getting pressies! :)

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
Truth – Perla
Teefy – Aurora NightDress (White) S
Birdy/Alchemy – Fawn, Ducky

Market

Market

Hello!!!! For some reason, Aems and I sometimes blog on the same day, even though we should really alternate days so the posts are spread out. I didn’t feel like searching my inventory for pants, so I’m not wearing any today, but…… I think it works, cos the jacket is long enough.

Market

Look at the text on the pocket!! This may not be that funny if you’re a cat lover, but to me it’s hilarious. This Oversized Bomber from Monso is especially funny cos there’s a picture of a cat on the back, LOL.

Market

Have you seen these gorgeous Farmers Market stuff from Lark? This set brings me joy. I want to ride around my bike along the countryside, singing songs, and getting drunk on fine wine picking fresh flowers.

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
Exile – Shine (Arcade)
Monso – My Bunny Band Gift (White)
Monso – My Oversized Bomber (Pink) Size2
Ingenue – Pandora Flats (Blush) Arcade
Lark – Market Bag (Oranges)

Normcore

Normcore

I was too cool. I knew it.

I had on mesh clothing with the exception of some texture jeans from Mon Tissu, for layering purposes with my Fashionably Dead sweater. My Clawtooth hair hung just right around my shoulders, curling in at my neck, fresh from the C88 sim and looking good. But it wasn’t enough for me–it was all too new, too with it. And according to K-Hole and Tumblr, who had declared the new fashion movement of #normcore (Tumblr by accident, admittedly), I was too modern and needed to go back a few years to make myself more in-the-moment. I needed the blandness of instinctual color pairing, knowing what shades went together, the right structure of negative space versus content in a picture that would represent the meaningless of life.

See, according to the fashion magazines and experimental blogs online, what’s actually cool is virtual reality. The two foremost mediums of that virtual reality gracing blogs and fashion mags right now is earlier versions of The Sims, and 2007-era pics of Second Life. Some people are unaware right now that their pictures are being yanked from Flickr and shared across blogs everywhere, not exactly parodied but halfway that, plus glorified for their alter-persona living their pop-culture-pixel dream against a computerized landscape. IMVU comes in third, with their retro-now-ness being the ‘it’ thing, but still coming in last for lameness and popularity.

And the more aimless your Flickr picture is, the better. Is your alpha missing on a shoe from an old photo of you sporting a sculpty heel? That is so #normcore. Are you sporting a polo from a freebie sim? That’s #normcore. Got a texture pirate shirt you snagged from a marketplace store? That’s so #normcore it’s possibly #seinfeldcore. And the fact you’re dressing so retro as what people imagine Second Life avatars *should* be dressing like, is so meta and lame that it makes you cool.

I’m telling you–indie is dead. Accidental lameness is what’s the now.

So how do you get the #normcore look? What can you do to seem cool?

Normcore

Here are some tips to get that virtual-meta-core fashion without tipping the scales into trying-too-hard territory:

1. Shop at freebie stores and buy texture clothing from your favorite shops. The older, the better. Seams are IN. Sport it without shame. You are the user who doesn’t live too much with their avatar, who flirts shamelessly with errors and a margin for the human element. Bonus if you find Chip Midnight’s clothing. Actually even his most recent stuff from Futurewave is still pretty #normcore, due to its self-awareness. Even his new mesh avatar is #normcore because it’s cyberpunk, and since we’re playing an online game, cyberpunk = webpunk. Actually, okay. All cyberpunk clothing is in. Ask Sian Pearl. She was actually in Novembre magazine recently (YOU NEED TO BUY THAT ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS SO NORMCORE IT IS TOO COOL FOR YOU AND SHE IS THE COOLEST AVATAR IN SECOND LIFE CURRENTLY. NO THIS IS NOT A JOKE.  THIS REALLY HAPPENED.).

2. Ruth your hair. Yes, that’s right. Ruth it. Ruth it all day long. If you aren’t brave enough, just use old sculpt hair. Buy old hair from B@re Rose in a funky color, or old Nylon outfitters creations. Boom! #normcore at your front door. You are so cool without realizing it.

3. Don’t flaunt it. Don’t go overboard. It’s okay to sport SOME mesh stuff, just don’t go completely there or else it’s like you’re doing too much. You want a little retro for your look or else hel-lo, 2now4us.

4. Don’t wear an AO. AO’s are for people into their avatars. Are you into your avatar if you’re #normcore? No. You are not.

Now you’ve been transformed, go into Edit mode and stay that way forever. Your arms held out like Moses parting the sea, you’ve opened a path into the future, a personal virtual sidewalk that paves the way into your #nowness forever. You are the dream of the forever online young adult searching for meaning in their life. Engage. Move foreward. Never look back, or you’ll turn into salt.

#foreveronline,
Cake.

Normcore

What I’m Wearing
Random Freebie Store – Black PVC Jacket
Pink Fuel Skin
Hair by CM – Hanging Front Curls
Mon Tissu – Denim – 1929 Cigarette (Gray)

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

I really like the Lily of the Valley plant. Thanks to Breaking Bad, I also learned that they’re highly poisonous. Thanks, Mr. White! The Secret Store made the sweetest set of Wild Flowers for the Arcade, a must have for your Second Life home.

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
Truth – Lovers
Teefy – Odette Dress (PeachKiwi) S
&
The Secret Store – Wild Flowers – Bouquet/Lily of the Valley

Free JuicyBomb nails from Flair

Free Nails

Hi everyone! Flair has a free pack of Pink nails for fabulous JuicyBomb readers. Of course you can still get it if you’re not a JuicyBomb reader, but… then how would you know about it? LOL!!

Free Nails

Visit the store to get the JuicyBomb nails, and a few other free sets! Everything on this wall is free, yay!

What I’m Wearing:

Pink Fuel Skin
Truth – Coral 2
Teefy – Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank (Floral Prints) S
Teefy – Raindrops Leggins
SLink – Siren Stiletto (White)

Futurewave

Futurewave

Futurewave is here!  There’s a ton of cool stuff on sale right now by an amazing group of creators, so click here to see what you’ll find by visiting.  When I wear cyberpunk clothing, I like to mix it with casual fashion.  I don’t believe everyone in the future would simply walk around wearing skintight catsuits and nothing else–not for an informal outfit, anyway.

And whoa, whoa, whoa!  I’m wearing texture jeans!  Yeah, I still wear them. In fact, lately I’m into ‘retro’ SL fashion, and will purposefully go out and buy old releases.  So, those texture jeans and shirts?  Break ‘em out if you haven’t already and pair ‘em up with your favorite mesh clothing.

I need to blog Futurewave outfits paired up with C88 releases, because both themes are in sync with each other this month.  That makes for some great possibilities in pictures.

Do you still wear texture clothing?  Do you like retro SL fashion?  Do you think it should be called retro, or vintage?  Or do you think all of it is tacky and you should wear mesh clothing only?  Let me know in the comments!

Futurewave

Also, I need to create more montages like the pic above because they’re insanely fun.

What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Sora (Alabaster, Special Edition)*
Monso – My Baseball Jacket
Mon Tissu – 1929 Cigarette Jeans
Graves – Velocity Suit (Clear Latex)*
Paper Moon – Holovisor*
[ a.e.meth ] – Gynoid 9 Hair (Blue)*

*Available at Futurewave.

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