Date night

Ahh date night, that one evening in the week/month where women pluck themselves to within an inch of their pain threshold, wear enough lycra to suck all the unsuckables into place and then go out and eat something daintily, when all we really want to do is scoff everything on the menu. And wear our pjs. And curl up on the sofa. And maybe fall asleep with our mouths hanging open. Yeeeeah, date night…. ūüėČ

I’ve had fun this weekend playing with the “Date Night” set from RIOT at this month’s Arcade. When I first began blogging (one year ago..where has the time gone?) I was adamant that I’d only be a fashion blogger. Yet I’ve found over time, that I enjoy blogging decor/furniture, it just takes me a little longer, and therefore feels more rewarding when it comes together. I enjoy how it can help to build a scene and create a mood. I’ve talked previously about stepping outside my comfort zone and daring to be sexy. I’d also say that working with furniture/decor items also takes me outside my comfort zone and this has been something that’s pleasantly surprised me.

 

Credits:

Hair w/ mask: Truth Hair / Sunday Hair [Lt Browns/Rose Mask] / gacha item

Bra: RIOT / Date Night – Bra black (Maitreya worn) / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Spanx: RIOT / Date Night РShaper taupe (Maitreya worn ) / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Slippers: Reign / Piggy Slippers РTippy Toe (Maitreya worn ) / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Mirror & chair w/ pose: RIOT / Date Night – part of vanity set (table not shown) / 25 pull prize – available at The Arcade March 2018

Various makeup decor on table:  RIOT / Date Night Рcommon prizes / gacha items available at The Arcade March 2018

Flowers: .:Marigold:. / Roses Bouquet I Р#02 РWhite / gacha item Рcheck MP for availability

Wynn’s Wand:¬†MadPea / Cure for Hysteria – Bang! Bang! Vibrator – Gold / gacha item

Rug: Salacity / Casual Stripes Rug

W banner: .trinket. / floral monogram banner Рw / gacha item

Boxes: Salacity / Keepsake Boxes / *new release*

Shoe decor (various): Essenz / Shoe decor / previous VIP group gift

Underwear on floor: . BLUSH . / Underwear Set Р3 Colors

Lanterns: GOOSE / Nordic floor lantern

Backdrop: Exposeur / Luxury Closet with Prop Room / gacha item

Reach out and say hello

I was at an event last week and had the pleasure of meeting a store owner for a shoe brand I adore. I won’t name names, but check out the shoe credits and you get the idea ūüėČ I had a fan girl moment and messaged the owner to let her know how much I admire her work. What followed was a lovely little conversation, which just had me smiling and relaying it to my friends afterwards (complete with fan girl hand movements – think jazz hands). One thing that stuck with me was that the owner said that she didn’t get many messages and I was surprised. If anything, I thought she’d be inundated and I didn’t want to be perceived as a pest. However in retrospect, I’m glad I did it because I’ve learned one thing from the experience: never assume that you know what is going on in the other person’s life and that you’re doing them a favour by keeping to yourself. Reach out and say hello, because that could be the thing that brightens their day, or stops a miscommunication from escalating into something that it was never meant to be.

Plus, then you get to have fan girl moments with me, and we can jazz hands together ūüėÄ

 

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair / Lily РEssentials

Sweater: RIOT / Paula Sweatshirt (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Jeans: RIOT / Eleanor Jeans (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at FaMESHed March 2018

Heels: Phedora / Katty heels (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / *new release* available at Blush March 2018

Backdrop w/ pose: exposeur / The White Rooms

Holly

What could Wynn Say? When the Big Man calls, she runs to his arms. Was it the beard? The bold fashion taste? His booming voice? In all honesty, she didn’t know, but when He ho ho ho’d, she knew she couldn’t say no.

 

Credits:

Hair: TRUTH Hair / Gattina Рvariety

Eyeliner: SLACKGIRL / Christmas Shadow (Omega inc) / group gift РThe Chapter Four December 2017

Eyeliner 2: SPIRIT Skins / Gift eyeliner (Catwa inc) / group gift РThe Chapter Four December 2017

Eyes: Banana Banshee / Winter Р7 (Catwa, Mesh, Lelutka, Omega inc) / group gift РThe Chapter Four December 2017

Blush: Arte / Blush Р5 Colours (Catwa, Classic inc) / group gift РThe Chapter Four December 2017

Lipstick: Avenge / Xmas Lipstick (Catwa, Omega inc) / group gift РThe Chapter Four December 2017

Snowman Earrings:¬†Izzie’s / Snowman Pearl Earrings / Free gift

Top: -Narcisse- / Adalynne Cardigan РSiren worn (Maitreya only)

Jeans: RIOT / Winona Skinnies Рblack worn (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink inc)

Heels: Garbaggio / Lola Slingback (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink inc) / VIP group gift

Pose: an lar [poses] / The Frost Mini Series (3 poses w/ mirrors inc) / group gift РThe Chapter Four December 2017

Scene Location: Something New – Photoland (Snowed in Cabin)

Because it’s not gonna lick itself *obviously*

Ahhhh Christmas (yes, I’m saying it out loud now), here we are. Again. Another year nearly done, another opportunity to overeat and resurrect old family politics in RL and in SL…another opportunity to pick up pixel goodies! I dragged my friend on the Peace on Earth hunt this weekend and am loving some of the items you can see photographed. There are nearly 300 stops on the hunt though, so make sure you check out the hint list for many more prizes. Also, one of my fave stores, Pink Cream Pie, has a month long stocking hunt and this skirt has to be my new favourite item from it. There are 20 stockings to find in total, so get your hunting shoes on!

Credits:

Hair: .EscalateD. / Lovana Duo РFatpack / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Makeup (eyeshadow, blush, lips): P O E M A / Hunt Prize (Catwa, Omega inc) / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Neck tattoo: [White~Widow] / Earthlings (Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, TMP, Signature, Sking, Slink, Lelutka, Genesis, Catwa inc) / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Nails: Slipper Originals / Happy Holidays! (Maitreya, Slink Рbento) / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Top:Pink Cream Pie / Karlie Candy Cane (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Stocking Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Skirt: Pink Cream Pie / Kayla Candy Cane (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / Stocking Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Pose (Left pic): GingerFish Poses / Sultry (4 poses w/ mirrors inc)

Pose (Right pic):Artis / Portrait pose 4 / Peace on Earth Hunt prize (December 2017 only)

Scene Location:Selfie Shack – Twisted Cork Wine & Rock Bar

The Twisted Cork now has a Selfie Shack, which anyone can use to take pictures using the club’s props. Club VIP members have rez rights, which is perfect for using your own pose balls and accessories.