Post 5000 - Redux Rewind

post 5000

It has been a long time since my 2000th blog post. Back then just getting to 3,000 seemed like a lengthy journey.

It was, but each step takes us closer to our destination and eventually I passed that checkpoint  arrived at the 5000 mark.

I didn't get here by myself of course. There were friends helping with hunting and gathering and sleuthing, taking part in photo shoots and videos, pointing me towards a newly discovered sim, a new creator, an unusual deal.

Every once in awhile I came upon the pose ball setup from my 2000th post. Stored away under "Poseballs -  Friends" it caught  my attention every now and then. I decided today -- when I heard that an old friend was leaving -- to take some time for remembrances.  Our get together was a good day way back then and a good day now. I cherish 95 percent of all the days and that isn't a bad ratio.

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Here is the photo from that post back in May 2011. We were definitely into role play garb if not role play. That was back in the primo lucky chair days and I am pretty sure most of us are attired from our winnings.

This weekend's meetup was a Come As You Are photo shoot. No wardrobe changes, No new Bento poses or even hand changes.  We have altered of course over time but I think most of us have kept the same sense of style and attitude.  Lani, my building alt, wasn't around back in those old days but I made her a spot as she is a hard worker and definitely part of the team.

I can't imagine making it to post 10,000 -- but then again I never suspected to reach this milestone. So the photos will no doubt keep coming as long as I have something to share.

Special thanks to the creators who have been handing me items for most of these ten years. A few I still chat with from time to time. Some still deliver through the IM window.

Not EVERYTHING needs to change.



Poses by: LAP [nla]

Country Boho

memories

I have been wearing this outfit for a few days. A bit overdressed for building, I still enjoyed looking at myself admirably as I moved windows and doors around.

This is my favorite MEVA release of the year. Casual, saucy with a touch of Bohemian flare, the Trudi top and skirt are sold separately at Cosmopolitan (through Saturday).

Both come with extensive huds for changing both prints and denim. Maitreya only.  Perfect fit.


Some very pretty bracelets coordinate nicely. These come in a variety of colors and are SINGLE bracelets. I used a bit of my not quite forgotten jewelry making skills and attached them both to one arm.

The KUNGLERS - Bromelia bracelets in Ebony, Silver and other colors can be found at Shiny Shabby Two styles are in the packs.

Hair a gift at SL15B shopping event from MINA.

Location: Devin's Eye


Poses by: [VO.Z]

Yume

Yume

From deviousMind for LOOTBOX, a finrly detailed dress that speaks of the orient. This is the common ""peonie" version in Ruby.  Many other lovely colors with two special versions as well as a parasol set for the rares.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MEI *

Earrings: FuLo - "Wen Ling" earrings (red jade - very old but I really love these)


Pose by: aDORKable

Filtered Light

filtered light

Shadow patterns of a cool near winter evening. 

Credits:

Trompe Loeil - Marceline Dining Chair Dark PG @ Uber

ROIRO - "OAZO" plants - part of a gacha set @ Cosmopolitan

Wallflowers  Dark by ChiC buildings in a newly finished and unreleased apartment rowhouse.

(luc) Reminiscence Candle Scene (LOD4)

Apple Fall Argentinian Malbec (previous gift)

Coffee Shop

coffee shop

New at CosmopolitanInsomniaStore Reiki Top and Skirt. Many hues.

Hair out for Hello Tuesday  NO.MATCH NO.SECRETS blondes pack.

Bracelet Kunglers Maria

Pose by: iBang

A Morning Swim

morning swim

Bright morning sun. Crystalline skies. Cool waters.

From Tromple Loeil, the Marceline Patio Poolhouse with plenty of outdoor spaces and a large adjoining indoor space for getting out of the hot sun. A year round build, it comes with a mirrored indoor-outdoor fireplace.  Find it at Uber (soon).

From Stories&Co. , the Eva Swimsuit for both Matreya and VTech.  Three huds are available. This combo is from the Exclusive Hud fatpack which also includes solid white and solid black.  Find them all at Summerfest'18. Great fit; modest (well sort of) but still very sexy.

From Vanity Hair, Sundance. A fun braided style it comes with optional FLEXI parts. You remember those! I have been nostalgic of late and it was great to see a bit of older times updated for today's styles.  Lots of colors of course and hairbases for most heads. Tres Chic is the stop for this new release.

Pose by: aDORKable

Lace and Shards

lace and shards

SL15B is going strong. Much to do; plenty to see.  This is the art gallery of Roy Mildor. Art visions is study in black and white; crystals form the theme.



This is my favorite piece of the exhibit.  Calm and soothing with a theme (to me) of the cyclical nature of the universe. Pretty much what I needed today.

Di is looking lovely in the new [LISSAN] Lace Dress gift. This is a Mesh Body Friends group present from L e s t y.  A variety of mesh body fits come in the pack with Maitreya fitting eBODY well. This is a good candidate for eBODY FREE depending on your shape.

Pose by: ChiC buildings

Sizzling Summer

beach chairs and cigarettes

There's plenty of fun in the sun with these new releases. SO much going on!

From Second Spaces at Summerfest 2018, a big set of Beach Chairs for Hire. GREAT photo props for all those bikini shots and more.  Summerfest opens the 21st.



Over at Rewind you can pick up these shorts and tops. The shorts come with frayed edges or neatly stitched as shown. The tops have both solid and sheer versions. So very many colors and patterns to choose from!  Top three mesh body brand fits. Find these at the Baiastice booth.



These super cute tiptoe sandals are available at Cosmopolitan. The sandals come in two parts. One is the sandal proper which can be worn alone OR with the beaded add on. The beads can be worn alone of course also. So many choices.  Look for the Tahiti sandals at the Amacci booth.

TUKINOWAGUMA's Mertl hair comes with a styling hud; a perfect casual summer beach "do". Also at Cosmopolitan.

What's a beach oufit without fitting jewelry? The Dreaming Thicket - Shaman Necklace for SL's 15th Birthday Gift is a fitting finishing touch.  Look for a shared store; four brands, four gifts; sorry I don't know which sim.  So keep your eye out when you venture over to the Inworld Shopping Event.  Golden is a good sim to start with.

These clever poses are from Amitie at Cosmopolitan. Called "Bad Habbits Vol II" come with smoked down cigarette for both hands. While I don't smoke in real life, I so appreciate the ATTITUDE implied in these. Fun.



Poses by: Amitie see above

Short Time Gifts



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A quick post to highlight some special gifts that will be exiting soon. If you haven't visited Redeux before, now is a perfect time to venture over. The crowds have dissipated and all the goodness should rez faster.

While many products are aimed at the fantasy and roleplay crowds, there are crossover items to be found too. Most booths have a group gift each round but you need to be speedy in order to both gather and shop as this is a one week venue.

All sorts of products are available. Here are two very special gifts of interest.

{le fil casse} careless summer nights dress - two pretty colors (the other being "ocean", a soft teal) in Maitreya fit. As shown, this is a super short dress but can be worn over tights or applier pants of course.



These darling sandals from NOIR come with a hud for style matching. Definitely a not to miss.



Over at the Good Vibes Fair (a really fun shopping location) you can pick up this pretty necklace gift. The Vanilla Bae Coco Necklace. It comes rigged and unrigged, silver or gold, materials or no and is unisex. Wow!  The text says "High Tides - Good Vibes".

This event is open until the 29th.

Sami really has her new look together! Sometimes it takes awhile :D. 

Hair by MINA

Poses by: Torridwear [nla]




SL15B Shopping Event Preview

SL15B Inworld Shopping

Happy Birthday Second Life!

Celebrations abound including the official birthday celebration. Crystal is the theme and there are plenty of events planned so check the official website as well as the destination guide.

I am taking part in both the community celebration and the hop and shop. Gifts abound of course and I have been gathering as I watch the events come to life. So much to see!

While I certainly can't show you all the lovely presents offered, I can highlight some of my personal favorites.

Top photo:

[ keke ] celebrate . SLB15 special . free gift

Apple Fall Balloons - Pink & Gold, Confetti Balloon (Pink and Gold), SL15B Cake

ChiC buildings gift table, gift stool, metal flowers gift and gift boxes

MINA Hair - Hannah  (various colors via hud)

neve gift - altierre pjs (four print hud)

*YS&YS* Rodi Flats

Cae :: Mantra - Bloom :: Necklace

Tights were a past gift from Izzie's.



The guys won't be left out with a big selection of Home and Garden items as well as wearables.

taikou / international pay phone (with table) gift
::ZED:: MESH Camo Tan Polo Shirt (many colors and sizes)

A D R I A T I C line Sunglasses Black.


Male jewelry pieces include:

[CerberusXing] Ring Bracelet

not so bad . mesh . EYOTA watch


A&D Clothing - Pants ~Justin~
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.DECISION



Fashionistas will be happy with all the shopping -- and shopping it WILL be if you pick up the $250 gift card from {ViSion}. Since it will no doubt be very laggy at the shop you might want to grab demos from the Marketplace. This is the Selana sweater dress.

{ViSion} is a lingerie, swim and "dare to bare" store mainly but for those not wanting to show too much skin, there are pants and other garments in the medium bravery range :D.

The super cute summer hat can be found at the ExXeSs shop. A big texture change hud will let you coordinate for many summer outfits.

**UTOPIA@Design** - "LORY" platform boots in blue.

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A few latecomers to the party include TRUTH who has some cute young girl piggies with many color huds.

Other gifts weren't out as I go to press so to speak so do your own sleuthing. Lots to see and gather and plenty to shop for!

Enjoy.



Poses by: ChiC buildings, Dyer Maker Animations, Diesel Works, aDORKable,


Va Va Vintage

black and gold

I am really loving the vintage attire over at the fair.

Next up is the striking beach attire from Baiasitce.  Wear the jacket (solid or semi-sheer) with the accompanying swimsuit or as a topper in another styling. Either way there are plenty of colors and patterns to choose from.



In the background Lucas Lameth's Crawling Crystalline Shards in Bronze.



Perfect footwear can be found on the group gift shelf at Mosquito's Way.  Malika is the name.

Hair: Sintiklia - Hair Kim

My earrings are part of Fortuna's  June gacha at Imaginarium.

Many pieces to collect of course.



Poses by: SEmodeling

Summer Swimming

baja

A big cart sale and hunt is happening at Entice. Lots of nice gifts to be had, this July Swimsuit (one of three color choices) is from Applique` Chic.   An eBODY version is available as well as other body types.  There is some "air" at the hips on the eBody version but it will likely work for eBody FREE as Di isn't using any alpha slots :D.


★ The Guest List Cart Sale & Hunt  ★
★ Runs From June 8th to 17th ★

You are looking for strawberries. Some are on and around the carts, others dropped on the ground, at least one on a lamp post.  So look everywhere in the cart sale area.

Pose by: #FADED (free group gift pack)

Painting with Orange

painting with orange

The current Cosmopolitan round is about to end, so zip on over now that the crowds have dissipated.  You have through Saturday eve.

Shown here:

*PAN* Sailboat Sunset Painting (original art)
*PAN* Unpainted Boathouse Table
*PAN* Candle Sand Jar
Large Orange Rose Arrangement from Kaerri

Cherry Bloom top and shorts (various colors and fatpack - Maitreya)



G&D Sandals Eve
hair: no.match NO AIM

Pose by: EverGlow

Slumming

backlit

I am going to let the pictures tell the story in this post. I had a great time shooting the other eve (or maybe it was morning). The Grunge Street is pretty much complete now with a great atmosphere.

backlit 2

Wearables include the Yellow Bodysuit from the Loki - Bad Girl GACHA at Cosmopolitan. The LOVE rigged collar is part of the gacha as well as track pants. Many colors.

grunge street 1600

My spiffy short boots hale from the Baiastice booth at Uber.

Hair: no.match NO WHISTLE.


The grungy motorcycle with sidecar is a hunt prize from Hogs And Cart Wheels. Look for a strawberry and the hint was something like "do dinosaurs like strawberries?" It doesn't have the best LODs but is a great photo prop or in a setting without long distance views.



Poses by: Helamiyo at The Chapter Four

Vintage Lara

vintage lara

The Vintage Fair is underway. Move back to your favorite era with just one teleport.

From deviousMind "Shanghai" in **CITRINE**.

Aside from being to-die-for cute -- the pasties are RIGGED with the harness. While I don't wear diskettes over my nipples all that often *wink*, I appreciate grandly the absence of air between metal and skin.

Many kudos!

With lots of pretty colors and two choices of boas, this is a super fun outfit when you just want to dress up and dance a little!

Hair: Vanity Hair:Menina Bonita

Backdrop: Paparazzi - The Glam Stage


Pose by: Belle Poses at Cosmopolitan

Beach Scene

beach scene

Two great new warm weather gifts appeared this week.

(left) From NyDesign, the Soleil outfit with texture change hud. Lots of choices and a great fit makes this a winner. Go past the lucky chairs to the group gift wall. (free group)

Various body fits.  Maitreya fits eBody and eBody FREE.


(right)  Moshi Summer Gift (Maitreya only) is a dollarbe gift on the Marketplace.  Really nice  fit and bold colors.

Trompe Loeil - Oria Rowboat
ChiC buildings -Lighthouse

Poses by: Striking Poses and LAP [both nla]

Coupling

forest meeting

From MEVA at Kinky a cute little collar that works for both "bad" and "good" gals :D.

My hair by Pr!tty
His hair by elua

Trees by 3D Trees



Pose by: WRONG (current group gift)

In the Clouds

in the clouds

Last week I came across and photo spread of decorated balconies. So very clever -- showing off personal details in a small space. What a fun project!


plenty of space to decorate!
Now my plate is a bit full at the moment, but I found a great balcony, one that belongs to the Barnesworth Anubis Napeague House.   The house is super roomy and perfect for either a family or a collector-decorator.  28 x 24 meters and 137 land impact, it will fit on a 1024 lot but you likely would want more prims for decorations :D.  Find it at COLLABOR88.


My super cute outfit is packed full of class.

From Vanity Hair, Taxi; a perfect casual style for summer.  Find it at the Vintage Fair.

From Stories&Co, the Vera swimsuit with impressive off the shoulder detailing. Imma thinking that I must have a skirt that will fit over this darling release.  It would be a shame to relegate it just to the beach!  Or perhaps a custom made skirt to coordinate will appear down the line. Find it also at COLLABOR88. Two color huds plus extras in the fatpack. Maitreya fit.

My necklace might be a bit fancy for balcony sitting but it is so very pretty, I didn't want you to miss out. Various colors of the Rosalia necklace are available at the Kunglers booth;  We Love Roleplay.

Nautical dresser and beach chair can be found at the ChiC buildings booth at Cosmopolitan AFTER the 17th.




Poses by: the chair

Work It

work it

Gotta get in shape for those summer bikinis!

From Fukin Cute on the Siren's Song Hunt  a cute sweat set with optional fishnet topper. Most sizes are covered including standard. Maitreya works for eBODY pretty well so give it a try!



Poses by: [ west end ] Bento Poses - Perfect Trainer I at Cosmopolitan

Balcony

balconey

Three new releases from Hipster include:

flow . Hooded Towel (ends above the knees) with up or down hoodie hud. Various colors are available as well as many male body fits.

= REBELLION = "KANO" BRACELET

-FABIA hair  -  Billy


The locale of the evening is the new pose backdrop from Paparazzi, Grime Block Balcony. Find it at Cosmopolitan.


altamura AAron body - from the box with a custom shape




Poses by: WRONG (current group gift)

Bock - Lager - Ale

beer

If you love details -- and beer of course, then the new  Beer Tap Planbergers from No.59 Bar Supplies and Club Accessories deserve a closer look.  Various brews,  each in a different colored container give impressive drinks with realistic Bento holds built in.

Home bar, club or my own little back in time establishment -- these are great additions to your decor.


Deep Blue Fantasy

deep blue fantasy

Two new made for each other releases can be found not far from one another at Cosmopolitan.

From Casadel, the "Sybel"release of top, skirt and panties. Maitreya and Belleza fits with many color choices. You need to be fairly brave to wear this one but it is real-ly pretty!

And from no.match, No Sun with a texture change hud filled with bright patterns for the head wrap. So exotic!

Two older items added to the perfect styling;

Mon Cheri Isis earrings with color change hud
.:E.A.Studio:. Era Bracialets  with accent color hud


Photo taken here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/157/216/2503

Pose by: Diesel Works

Country Roads

country roads

Companionship comes in all forms -

New out today at Cosmopolitan, a super fun set from adorsy, the Rihanna tops with shorts and jeans (shown here). The jeans come with texture hud for sayings down the side.


New  boots are out at We Love Roleplay. The Lictor boots come in a variety of colors and in Maitreya and SLink Male fits.  Since it is easier to get boots fitting than shoes and we can make our feet invisible, I am guessing these would work for some other bodies as well.  Find them at the lassitude & ennui booth.

My perky hair is a recent release from eXxEsS, Anguria -- perfect for the casual days of summer.

Water tower (pre-release) and fence by ChiC buildings

Photo taken here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/19/89/2503

Pose by: Lil'Bug Horses 2 - a pose prop gacha at Imaginarium , and SEmotion

Money Money


A quick post to highlight some new gifts on the grid.

At Imaginarium, some very pretty hair from [^.^Ayashi^.^] Eri  A small color hud is included.

Also at Imaginarium, a delicate flower necklace from Fortuna, Flora.

If you missed this great dress from Justice, be sure and head over (free group). Chains are part of the dress :D.

On Di, a fun new VERY short dress (undies a must) from Faida, Melanie blue stripes. This is a Maitreya dress that works well with eBody and likely eBody FREE (no alphas used for Di).

And if you are a TeleportHub.com group member, G&D has some very nice cream pump heels as a gift. Perfect for the warm summer season.



Poses by: AKEYO and *!R.O!* BENTO POSES (free mesh money stacks and Bento pose).

Industrial Dreams

industrial dreams

Two great new FaMESHed releases come together in this post.

From Trompe Loeil, the Corazon Palm chairs come in both PG and A versions with plenty of summery texture choices for pillows and pads. Light and Dark woods are available. I have downsized  some here; it is exceptionally roomy and will fit bigger avatars easily.


From Baiastice, the Shash bikini and Crochet Tank Dress. The bikini is happily a bit more "there" than the typical OMG versions we so often see and fits very well. Lot of colors to choose from of course. Maitreya, Belleza and Slink fits.


The crochet cover-up is quite impressive and very realistic.


The Corazon patio and pool set has a definite industrial vibe with various elevations. This could be used at home of course but as part of a club area I am thinking spectacular :D.  Both PG and A versions are available and one option includes a fireplace.

While you are shopping at FaMESHed, be sure and check out the sandals from Pure Poison. They look so cute! 

Poses by: the chair and aDORKable