My Second Life · {the life of jane}

{where to start?}

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Hair – magika, dress – miss Chelsea 

It took me over 45 mins to get fully dressed and figure out what the hell to wear last night. My inventory is like a dust covered vipers’ nest, that is covering pandora’s box. I have not a clue in the freaking world on where to start with this mess, it needs done. It always needs done. I think it’s like cleaning in SL.

Hear me out. Cleaning in RL is something that a lot of people find to be a task. In it’s nature it is a chore. Many of us got paid to do things like take out the trash or clean the litter box as kids. I don’t mind some tasks of cleaning. I can wash floors, clean counters, even scrub my bathroom all day but I hate dishes. LOVE to cook… hate dishes. I will skirt around doing dishes as much as possible… but once a day I gotta suck it up and stand and wash dishes for an hour. I think organizing my inventory is like doing dishes.

It’s something that I will avoid until it is absolutely necessary. Well guys… it’s necessary now. With wanting to work towards opening my own photostudio I need to get my house in order. If I spent that long just trying to get dressed I really need to take a look at just how long it would take me to find poses or backdrops. It would take me much longer than it really should.

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jacket/top – pixie cat, leggings – blueberry, hair – tentra (flf)

So now I get to start the task of making some sort of sense from my inventory. It’s gonna not be fun. I am probably going to try and quit half way through (again) but damn it I gotta do it. I am trying to make a deal with myself about the inventory mess, if I can get it all done by sunday then I get to watch GoT… live and child free (thanks to my awesome RL hubby). This does not sound like a great motivator for most but for me…. who honestly stays up till after midnight ever sunday just to be able to watch GoT with out having to pause it 50 times… it is the best motivator I can think of.

I really hope that I don’t keep putting it off, because that tiny little voice in my head says “No one sees your inventory but you… so why clean it?” which in my brain is like a totally valid reason to NEVER organize my inventory, but then I remember trying to find the jacket I wanted to wear in the photo above. If I could have remembered the name, or even who made it… I could have found the jacket (from Pixie Cat btw) in probably 90 second but no, it took me a full 10 mins to search through my folders trying to find where this was.

So I am not too sure what is going to be up on my blog in the next few days. I may post about what I am finding in my inventory… or how I am so avoiding doing it <.< (which seems far more likely). Either way, wish me luck on this insane project I have. Hopefully I don’t rage quit half way through…again.

 

 

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My Second Life · random stuff · {the life of jane}

{out and about}

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See guys… I said I was gonna try to get out a bit and I did. Now I did just go window shop a bit and check out a few gacha yard sales. I did venture to the Portal Hub… it was really pretty and I kept trying to get the damn floor to rez for a photo but I gave up up just took this because it was a nice enough photo. I hopped around to a few clubs, even spoke in local chat! OMG I know right?! And I reached out to an acquaintance that I would like to become a friend. All in all I was pretty happy about my ventures into trying to be social.

I also found it funny when I was getting dressed today that I went towards more goth than I had been in the last few days. I swear I must be the only person who goes goth when they are trying to cheer themselves up!

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So these aren’t new pieces by any means. One… my cash flow is tight trying to buy things I need to hopefully get my studio up and going at some point in the next few months. It’s a long and expensive process now that I am really breaking things down and looking at things. It’s still something I want to do but I am having to adjust my timeline so to speak. The jeans are my favorite pair, Blueberry. The top is from DRBC another favorite of mine. Both are things that I would 100% wear in RL as well.

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The Skin is from Pumec and is from the July Powder pack, as is the lip gloss and blush I am wearing (for the life of me I can’t remember who made it now). The eye shadow is one of my favorite from Suicidal Unborn, as are the piercing… they are from the Somber event btw and are a GREAT bento piercing set because it comes with a lot of great options to really customize your piercings. I am one of those people that are pretty brand loyal when it comes to things like make up and Suicidal Unborn is becoming one of my favorite brands in short order for sure. The quality of their appliers they put out really is some of the best “gothic” make up on grid.

Like always… my tattoos are from Dappa and are from the May Bish Box.  My Mesh ears are from Mandala, they are where I get most of my ears both human and elf. I have been super loyal to them for the better part of my SL life. I used to be obsessed with their ring & nail sets.

Tomorrow I am probably gonna show you guys a little bit of what I have been doing around my land including getting my newest house decorated and my new sky platform for my photography work. Fun times!

Miss.Chelsea · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures

{sweet summer child} – part two

…and on to part two of my Miss. Chelsea haul. I gotta say, I don’t do massive shops very often, mostly because I am pretty picky when it comes to my personal style but Miss. Chelsea has some of the best casual clothes (at least for my tastes) that I have found. They are totally on par with Blueberry for me when it comes to staple pieces. I did get a top that is more of a “special” piece. This top was something that I was like “oh I want something like this to really wear”. I loved the baggy fall sweater, I know I said I was looking for summer clothes but this totally works for a cool summer evening and I am sticking to that story. It came in a variety of mutted colors but like usual I went with a black/grey tone. I paired it with their “jeggings” and despite some clipping it worked pretty well.

Now I can’t remember or not, but this dress may actually be one of the group gifts. It’s one of the rare Miss. Chelsea items that comes with a color/texture changing hud, which is a feature I love personally. I liked this little dress, it works very well for a going out to the club situation.

Now the shorts are a different color of a past FLF item that I loved and I obviously needed them in more than just the Pink they had for FLF about a month or so ago. They are fun and pretty awesome as far as shorts go with that nifty plaid shirt tied around the waist.

I also got to point out that the hair I am wearing in this photo was from this friday’s (7/7/17) FLF from Wasabi Pills, which is long time favorite hair store of mine and the pretty awesome cup featured in this photo as well is an item from DRBC from the latest round of The Chapter Four (you get it when you buy their lipstick “coffee stains” which I wore in the previous photo set).

I know my photo’s aren’t super complex (yet) but I am working on acquiring more and more items. It’s a process over time to build a solid prop library and while thanks in part to Gacha events I am getting a lot more stuff to work with it is still going to take time for me to really get all the items I need. I have a very small plot of land and I am currently trying to set up three different areas for photos. So that being said I hope to be bringing you some more interesting (is that even the right word?) photos here before too long. It’s very expensive to buy high quality landscaping items and I had absolutely none in my inventory prior to May, so as time goes on… things (I hope) will get better and better.

The blog is still in it’s baby years 😛

Full outfit lists below:

Outfit #1

Hair – Doe – June Arcade ’17

Top – Miss Chelsea –

Leggings – Miss. Chelsea

Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Lipstick – Warpaint* – Berry

Outfit #2

Hair – Exile – No One

Dress – Miss. Chelsea

Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Eyeshadow – Suicidal Unborn –

Lipstick – DRBC – Coffee Stains – The Chapter Four (July 2017)

Necklace – Spell – Dragon Choker Silver (gacha item)

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Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Eyeshadow – Zombie Suicide –

Lipstick – Warpaint* – Berry

Top – BOOM (flf item)

Hair – Wasabi Pills – flf item

Tumbler – DRBC – “Resting Witch Face” Cup

Shorts – miss Chelsea – effie shorts

 

Miss.Chelsea · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures

{sweet summer child} – part one

One of my favorite things about holidays is sales… both in RL and SL. One of those sales I stumbled across a great on at Miss Chelsea which is one of my favorite Fifty Linden Friday stops. To have access to the sale you do have to be part of the group but it is 100L$ spent! There are a couple great group gifts too.

I had been spying this dress but I hate spending so much on a dress that I probably won’t wear for much more of pictures or the rare occasion I go out of a club. It’s very cute and to me feels like something I would slouch around the house in, so perhaps I will wear this a little more often.

The second thing I snagged was this outfit which is a cute little t-shirt, I got the ones with desgins, and a pair of shorts. One thing I can say is that I don’t have much in way of summer clothes so this sale has provided me with some much needed summer running around clothes and I just was so stinking happy when I figured out that even their packs which are normally 500L$ were also half so I took full advantage and so pleased!

AH this leggings/top combo… probably my very very favorite outfit of the moment. With this hair and the pair of heals I have on… it makes me feel like a punk rock Sandy from Grease (…see it????… *giggles*). I will get SO MUCH use out of these legging and plaid shirt combo, this is a look I do very often in RL so I squeed with joy when I saw these and got them in all the colors.. which was a rare splurge for me.

The whole feel of these photos is embracing summer, and for me summer is about enjoying beautiful weather… even if you wear all black. HAHA.

 

Outfit Lists

Outfit #1

Dress – Miss Chelsea – Lili Tee Dress – Grey

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Necklace – Minimal – “Animal Companions – Moose Gold”

Hair – Clawtooth

Make Up – Suicidal Unborn & Warpaint*

Outfit #2

Outfit – Miss. Chelsea – Leia Outfit – Galaxy

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Hair – Magika – The Wish [04]

Necklace – Zombie Suicide – Fable

Outfit #3

Leggings – Alva Leggings – Purple

Top – Liza Top – Black

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Necklace- Pixel Box – Dark Cross and Magic

 

All the backgrounds are from Second Snaps!

Stay Tuned for part 2!!

..::LGD::.. · Second Life Fashion

New Shapes!

The best laid plans of mice and men…

I had planned to try and get a few new posts out and get my new shape up… but life got in the way. Sometimes I will be the first to admit I try way to hard to make plans that I know may not happen. It’s huge fault of mine, but when you has a medically complex kiddo in RL, life gets crazy. (more on this in a later post)

But I said I was going to launch a new shape and I am gonna do one better I got not one but two new shapes up on the marketplace!

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Meet Candy! A shape I have been working on for quite some time. She is probably the closest I will get to my own personal shape. The idea behind Candy was to try and make something that could go sweet, yet sexy at the same time. Which was way harder for me to achieve that you would think! It is available for 99L$ on the marketplace!

Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LGD-Candy-Catya-Bento-Shape/12146324

 

Our second offering is the first of several shapes I am going to be launching over the next two months. Loosely based of minor characters from A Song of Ice and Fire or the books that Game of Thrones is based off of. Most of these characters are dead by the time the books/show starts. I decided to do this because I felt that it would be more fun for me to basically make these small characters come to life. When I originally read the ASoIaF books I actually started do sketches of some of the characters how they appeared in my mind which is what I lot of these shapes are based off of.

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For fans of the books you may wonder which Elia is this shape based off of, well that would be Elia Martell, sister of the Red Viper and wife of Rhaegar Targaryen. Her beauty was legendary in the Seven Kingdoms and I have always be intrigued with the culture of Dorne. This is my first attempt at a more ethnic shape, with influences from several Asian and Middle Eastern features. That is the beauty of the Dornish race is it’s a very diverse and exotic race in the mostly white bread Westeros.

This is one of my favorite shapes I have made so far. She is beautiful and I had so much fun shooting this shape because it looked just about perfect in just about any light.

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She is really a stunning shape that even if you aren’t a GoT fan that you could appreciate and use! I am extremely proud of this shape and like all my shapes she will be available on the marketplace for 99 L$.

Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LGD-Elia-Shape-for-Catwa-Catya/12146342

 

 

Collabor88 · Hair Hair EVERYWHERE! · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures · Tableau Vivant · Uncategorized

So I got distracted by hair…again

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With out a single doubt in my mind, besides poses, the next largest file in my inventory is marked “!!HAIR” because I love to change my hair… A LOT. I am also super picky about my hair, then again I am super picky about everything I wear in SL for that matter. HAHA. Ok in all seriousness though, when I am putting together an outfit I have always felt that hair plays a crucial role.

I am not one of those people who only wear one brand of hair. Back in the day I was, it was usually all Truth hair. Since coming back though, I have decided to be really open to different designers and I have come to discover I like A LOT of different designers.

My newest discovery is Tableau Vivant, which I am sure a lot of people already were aware of but they are pretty new to me. See I am an avid shopper of the event Collabor88, it has been around for ages and always has amazing finds. When I popped round to check out this month’s event I feel in love with Tableau Vivant’s offering this month.

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It’s a unisex undercut hair style. They also have a hair base (Omega and Catwa appliers) that goes along with that I highly recommend getting as well. This is a hair style that I would have probably had in my late teen years when I was still fairly heavy into goth scene. It’s a lot of fun for some slightly androgynous pictures of some throw back to my punk rock days.

It’s a fun hair and It wasn’t too expensive, which is always a perk.

If you want to learn more about the Collabor88 event please go hop over to their blog! : http://collabor88.com/

If you are courious to see what else Tableau Vivant has to offer SL in the way of beautiful hair style, hop on over to their marketplace store!  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/147454

Fifty Linden Friday Finds!

Fifty Linden Friday 5/26/17 – part 2

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So after a good night’s sleep I am feeling much better and lets knock this week’s FLF post out, shall we?

This week was a pretty hair heavy week, in my opinion. Which I am fine with. I am a bit of a hair addict in SL and also a bit of a hair snob as well. I like what I like when it comes to hair but I took a leap and was happily surprised this week.

Now lets start with the Clawtooth hair, I have been a huge Clawtooth fan going all the way back to my original avy. If you have been in SL any length of time and still aren’t aware of Clawtooth you need to go check them out. They are one of the few stores in SL that really get wavy hair right for me. This hair is called Magnolia and the brunette pack was the 50L$ item yesterday. It comes with 15 different tones. It’s a very cute summer, beach hair to me and I will more than likely use it again through out the summer.

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Up next we have a hair from a store I personally hadn’t heard of before called Blues and the hair is called Kamille. I got the darker of the two packs that the creator offered for FLF. I have never been a big hair fan, this stems I think from me in RL having very poofy hair, so I really took a chance here. I gotta get out of my style comfort zone a little bit. Well thankfully I was pleasantly surprised and really liked this hair. It kinda took me back to my Jersey Shore watching days if I am 100% honest but you know what… that is actually a good thing.

Yes I do know my ears are kinda funky… let me just tell you why quickly. I just got these ears from Swallow a few days ago. I really wanted a pair of normal human ears with gages. Well while these are super well made, really beautiful with detail and everything…. I can’t for the life of me get them to match my Glam Affair skins because for some reason they have to be full bright (ick). Now this is the first thing I have ever gotten from these guys and I am a little sad if I am quite honest that they are a real pain to skin match. I am gonna play around more… but I am not sure if I will be getting my ears from there in the future.

I want to quickly talk about the dress I am wearing as well! It is also a FLF find, from Pixicat which is one of the first stores I actually visited upon my return to SL, thanks to a kind tip from my dear friend Jenn. Again this is something I am not sure I would have normally picked up. It’s very going to the country club to play some tennis and dink some mimosas at 10am. But, it is very well done, nicely textured and just a fun little outfit if you are maybe having some kind of garden party this summer. It also doesn’t have panties with it… so applier panties needed ladies!

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The last hair I want to chat about from FLF is this cute little do from Lock&Tuft. Now I really want to point something out about Lock&Tuft before I go much further. They actually had a MALE hair for FLF in addition to the female hair. THIS IS AWESOME! I feel like sometimes the guys are really left out these fashion events and fashion in general in SL. I know there are plenty of guys out there that enjoy shopping in SL and I would really love to see more male items included in FLF in the future because this is just nice to see!

The hair it’s self is a very cute little half up do. I actually wear my hair like this in RL quite often. I really happy to see that this was offered in a full fatpack for 50L$! They have some beautiful mermaid and unicorn tones and just a nice variety of color options in three different huds. I think I will be going back to Lock&Tuft in the future to see what else they have!

I did get a few other things but again, while I am feeling better I am not 100%. I wanted to make sure I got at least some of what I picked up this week at FLF blogged for you guys!

I am going to try and get a Shopping Adventures Post done over the weekend if I am feeling better. So please subscribe to the blog for all the latest updates on new posts!