The Flickr Struggle

The day before yesterday I tried to log into Flickr with my Google account without success. I know it has been giving me the message forever, that soon this will not be a possibility anymore. And I was really good, I immediately tried to link my old Yahoo account to the Flickr account, but it just didn’t want to work. So I gave up and decided to worry about it when I need too. The time to worry about it arrived yesterday.

Luckily I am on leave and had time to play around, stress, cry and curse. Nothing helped, so totally defeated, I turned it into something positive. I logged into my old unused Yahoo account, uploaded all my photos since 2011, all neatly in albums, named and dated, then tried to add all my contacts again, and added bucket loads of groups and by the end of the day, I stepped back, and thought… this was a blessing. I am so organised. Okay I did loose a lot of contacts, but with time I will get there again. I was feeling really accomplished.

This morning I woke up all refreshed and as my custom the past days, I lay all snuggley in bed, going through my Flickr contacts photos (my original account as it never logged out on my phone), when my phone informs me there is an update. I thought oh well, always willing to have the newest software and up to date, no better time than the present. A few minutes later, I was horrified!! With the update, my original Flickr account was signed out. I panicked! It was my ONLY link to my original, much loved account! Stubbornly I tried logging in with my Google account again and (YAY!!!), there was easy prompts to link my original account to a new Yahoo address which I had to create. So just like that, I am the proud owner of not just one but two ACCESSIBLE Flickr accounts! (yeah, don’t ask what I’m going to do with two). Suddenly my yesterday feels a lot less accomplished and I’m back on my messy original account, but so much happier.

The Flickr Struggle

After my Flickr ordeal, I did have  moment to go to the 100 Block Fashion Fair and picked up this gorgeous dress, shoes and pose. I really did feel accomplished yesterday!

The Flickr Struggle

 

Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair:  [monso] My Hair – Amy/ Cookie Pack

Clothes:
Dress: {dollle*} 082 Long Sleeve Off Shoulder Dress – White – The 100 Block Fashion Fair
Shoes: *Reign.- Sovereign Wedges – Teal - The 100 Block Fashion Fair

Accessories:
Make up: ::Modish:: [Ingrid Eyeshadows]-Ace
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human
Earrings and Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Baroque Teardrop  and (Yummy) Ball Chain Necklace – Ankh
Ring: ..:: Bens Beauty ::.. Athena solitaire ring silver – gold

Pose:
{NanTra} In Repose Pose Stool - The 100 Block Fashion Fair

Together

Look around
There’s no one but you and me
Right here and now
The way it was meant to be
There’s a smile on my face
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright
~ Lifehouse

Sometimes the small, simple things in life gives you the greatest joy!

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Today I’m wearing the a top from Cynful, which I picked up at the Monochromematic fair, shoes from Reign, from the Big Show and a short from BabyDoll which has a Cute/Phat Azz applier, all perfect for those days when you just want to dance around flowers and feel the sun on your face. Hope you are having a great day!

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Her -
Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair:  Magika Shade 

Clothes:
Top: [Cynful] Sping Hoodie – Black -  Monochromatic Fair
Pants: BabyDoll. Denim Shorty / Flag
Shoes: *Reign.- Georgia Sandal- Black

Accessories:
Make up: Boobielicious Soiree – Moondust Night Eyeshadow
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human

Pose:
[tea.s] Catching Bubbles – Couple - The Pose Fair

Him -
Body:
Skin: Belleza – Joe
Hair: Dura* Boy41

Clothes:
Shirt: Ronsem
Pants: Ronsem Workman’s Pants

Does it makes sense?

I think senses are a wonderful thing. I was cooking Sunday for a shared lunch with friends. I got up early, baked a Melktert, which is a traditional South African dessert, then I put the roast in the oven and started the veggies. While it was simmering away, I sat at my PC working in Photoshop and the aroma which filled the house just reminded me of when I was small and reading or doing something in my room, while my mom cooked. I almost wanted to call out to her to have a look at what I’m doing or ask her if I could peel the potatoes for her. Instead I got up and took some pictures of the food feast and Whatsapp’ed (new word ;) ) it to her, knowing that she will be sleeping, but will be waking up to my photos, since she is half a world away. It is wonderful how a sense of smell can bring back so many homely, loving, treasured memories.

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But on a whole unrelated note, I must have clicked on something inworld, because for the past few weeks I have been receiving landmarks when various events are about to open. Most of the events I was not even aware of. I’m definitely not complaining, who doesn’t like interesting landmarks to be delivered to your door? That is how I discovered the Spring Break Fair. I went for a nosey and there are some well known brands, as well as some I’m not so familiar with, but certainly a good selection, something for everyone’s taste. Also the layout of the fair is clean and holiday’ish.

Another fair happening on the grid at the moment is the Monochromatic Fair. I found these amazing pair of boots from CandyDoll there. I think I might go back for more colors. The layout of the fair is like a shopping district and it is not laggy at all. So go check it out!

My poses are from .mien. Sentimental 4 and 5, available at the Pose Fair.

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Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair: [INK] Hair___FRESCO ::

Clothes:
Frill Bodysuit: *MUKA* Marilyn Purple
Boots: _CandyDoll_Sexeh Stilettos Black – Monochromatic Fair

Accessories:
Make up: Boobielicious Soiree – Moondust Night Eyeshadow
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human
Necklace: Maxi Gosammer – Necklace – Baroque Teardrop
Ring: {Witches & Rats} Petit Coeur – Ring – Black & Pink – The Spring Break Fair

Pose:
.Mien.  {Sentimental} 04/05 - The Pose Fair

But first.. let me take a selfie

I am making the most of my Easter weekend, and enjoying it so much. One of the things I have been doing is permitting myself some luxuries, like scrolling through Flickr while I lay all snuggley in bed. But I had to get up as the sun was out for the first time in weeks, so I took the opportunity to take Oliver (the pooch) for a run. He was feeling a little frustrated by being inside day in and day out. The feeling of sun shining on my face was so revitalizing.

With both of us totally content and vitamin D loaded, I logged in to have a browse though all the current events, and man.. there are many. I ended up at The Theme Park and loved the decor, so yes, you guessed it.. I had to take a selfie. This cute pose is one of six in the pack and it is available that The Pose FairGo check it out!

First.. let me take a selfie

 

Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair: Magika [03] Little

Clothes:
Top: Mag<3.b Lovely top *MUSTACHY
Pants: [Fuck-Lish] Short Shorts V1/V2
Shoes: *Reign.- Georgia Sandal- Black

Accessories:
Make up: Boobielicious Soiree – Moondust Night Eyeshadow
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human

Pose:
.Mien.  {selfies} 06 - The Pose Fair

Season Story Magic

Yesterday I finally went to the Season Story event for the first time. For regular visitors this will be old news, but I never got around to going, so  please forgive how exhilarated I am! The second I landed at the event, this bookworm was in story book heaven! I immediately took out my wand and as I was already wearing my high feet from Slink. My inner princess came out and I tippy toed from one magical vender to the next, leaning over and touching everything very extravagantly with the tip of my wand. Curiously a lot of my lindens disappeared but hey, it was worth it. So I had to stop at the Chicky Pea set and capture an image. I think I may have overstayed my welcome, but I just didn’t want to leave.

Alas, I left the magic bliss behind and whipped over to the Japan fair for a different kind of joy. The joy of giving. I donated to the Shelterbox  and wandered around again. In the process I donated even more. There are some amazing items on offer. If you have been there, go again! You may have missed something, like me. I found a store that I thought was gone forever. It was like running into an old friend.

Have a great Easter weekend everyone!

Season Story Magic

 

Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair: [INK] Hair___BPPYO ::Brown

Clothes:
Dress: coldLogic dress – swan.cayenne

Accessories:
Make up: Boobielicious Soiree – Moondust Night Eyeshadow
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human
Headband:  [tea.s] Floral Headband V1 – White -

Pose:
Cheeky Pea – Rainey Bistro set – The Season Story

Joy is the Feeling

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling” 
― Tony DeLisoLegacy: The Power Within

Recently I have been working really hard blogging everyday and covering all the events possible, I have realized a long time ago that I should not be in competition with other bloggers, as we all have a place in the sun and we all have different styles and really, me being in competition with someone else, would put so much undue pressure on me, and will not affect the other person at all. So, I have long since stop doing that, but instead I have been in competition with myself. I wanted to be better than I was yesterday, and I think that is healthy. But as everything in life, there needs to be a balance and I was working so hard, that really, I lost all creativity. I lost all opportunity to learn to be better, as I just needed to get a blog post out.

I have been realizing producing more and more blog posts have no personal satisfaction and the competition I have with myself, covering so many events and pressure to do the agreed amount of blogging, was putting pressure on me . So, in the past months I have not applied for any events, it was so hard to see bloggers announcing they were approved to blog for some event or designer and  my heart would skip, especially if it is an event that I used to cover. But then I remind myself, I can now blog what I like, I have the freedom to create my own look. I can feel joy, taking my time, planning and trying new ideas. I’m free to do this again. I have more time to actually visit all the events, choose what I like and blog it, without time constraints. Funny how you can be your own enemy sometimes. I’m really looking forward to a new chapter in my blogging, hopefully you guys will see the difference.

Joy is the feeling

Her -
Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair:  .ploom. Celeste – Indecisive

Clothes:
Top: {dollle*} 070 Long Sleeve Loose Shirt

Accessories:
Make up: Boobielicious Soiree – Moondust Night Eyeshadow
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human

Pose:
Exposeur – Shhhh…

Him -
Body:
Skin: Belleza – Joe
Hair: Dura* Boy41

Clothes:
Shirt: Ronsem

Fairy tale

It must have been the way
Today was a fairy tale

Today was a fairy tale
You’ve got a smile that takes me to another planet
Every move you make everything you say is right
Today was a fairy tale

Today was a fairy tale
All that I can say
Is now it’s getting so much clearer
Nothing made sense until the time I saw your face
Today was a fairy tale.
~Taylor Swift

Fairy Tale

Today I feel super sweet and like a princess in this cute dress with the interesting cut at the neck and the swirly softness of the skirt from Natzuka. And then I was extra lucky as Soho Market opened and I found these shoes from Beauty is Pain Boutique and Slink Nail appliers from Figure, which complimented my dress perfectly. Then I remembered Mien had the cutest poses at the Fit for a Princess Fair, it included the wand and the crown. TP on over guys and go find all these goodies!

Fairy Tale

 

Body:
Skin:  *YS&YS* Mina Skin
Hair: *Dura-Boy*44 Dark 

Clothes:
Dress:  [Natzuka] DOLL! dress PINK
Shoes: “B.I.P” Loyal Pink/Green Pack – Soho Market

Accessories:
Make up: Boobielicious Soiree – Moondust Night Eyeshadow
Piercings:  Hebenon Vial :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*
Ears: (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER2
Tattoo: Corvus: Human
Nails: .Figure. – Neon Strikes Nails set - Soho Market

Pose:
.mien.  {Playing the princess} (wand and crown included) - Fit for a Princess Fair