Lola’s Debut

I always dress for anything to happen. I mean, a total stranger could take your picture, well… randomly; really…  you need to be prepared. That and I love fashion and coffee, which is why I’m enjoying a cuppa right now, smiling at Oliver and Trompie, silly pets.

So while I sit in front of my fireplace, dressed in a sweater and top from Coco Design, shorts and tights from Erratic and my really cozy boots from N-Core,  I patted my hair (and smiled at my cute bear earmuffs), in the traditional relaxing exercise, arched my back, rolled my head from side to side, wiggled my arms at my side, warmed up my fingers by playing an imaginary piano and take a deep breath.  In an unconscious gesture I ran my tongue over my lower lip, feeling the piercing.. playing with it with the tip of my tongue. I need to remember this is just a story… and I’m just going to relate it, one day at a time.

I wonder if I should have kept this simple… but simple, although classic doesn’t always capture an audience. Trembling a little with excitement it all begins as I type my first word.

Lola's Debut

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Xy Browns#15 // Rudolph // Black tabby RARE but wearing Teddy – Orangy brown kitty – The Arcade
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ghost // Black Eye
Lips: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Sweater and top: *COCO*_SweaterWithShirt_Brown
Pants: erratic / jessy – studded shorts / blue2
Tights: erratic / ripped stockings
Shoes: N-core WINTER BOOTS “Fatpack” (Rigged Mesh) – New

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual

Furniture:
Snow Scene House: bh: Cottage tea Light Tray
Fireplace: {what next} Laurel Fireplace
Coffee and cup: {what next}Norwegian Wood Coffee
Pillow: {what next} Charlotte Floor Cushion B – plain
Typewriter: Tartessos Arts Old Typewriter
Note pad:Tartessos Arts Notebook
Xmas tree: 5. Apple Fall Tabletop Tree – The Arcade
Cat and dog: ISPACHI [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Paws & Claws RARE – The Arcade
Carpet: :FANATIK HOME: Era Kilim Rug 4

Location:
Home Sweet Home

The Main Event

A new event started today, The Main Event, but there is a difference to this even. Each product has two parts, half of it is at the event and the other half is at the main store. Seriously go check it out, as the sim look fantastic and will be a great background for some stunning winter photos. 🙂

The Main Event

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Runa
Hair: TRUTH Fernanda – Group Gift

Clothes:
Dress: .:Pulse:.Spiky Frost Dress Collection – Mesh – The Main Event
Stockings: erratic / fishnet wide / black
Socks: *League* Gartered Socks -Black
Boots: Flite. -Navigator Low Rider Black

Accessories:
Bracelet: Dirtyland dl:: Emo Queen Perfect Hands
Ring: O.M.E.N – Ring of Passion – Black
Necklace: KOSH– SANCTUARY NECKLACE
Head Piece: Dirtyland dl:: Emo Queen
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: I need you in my heart ::

Mesh more laggy?

I could never understand why I was getting extremely laggy in mesh houses, to the point where I was unable to move. Same for when I went shopping and the store was mesh. This makes my Second Life experience not very exciting and to be honest very frustrating. I have so many stunning mesh homes, that I’m unable to use, but also so many which I really don’t have a problem with, so what is the difference? The answer: Polygon.  A mesh object (clothing/houses/furniture) may only be for example 4 prims but might have a massive polygon count, which brings your viewer to a grinding halt (2-5 FPS).

So how do you know? There are two ways. but I know that Firestorm does not support the first one, or I might just not know how yet :

1. Open the build tool, then select the item. The build tool will show the triangle count. According to some a reasonable triangle count should be Footwear: less than 15.000. Pants/Shirts/Jackets: less than 25.000, if they have buttons, pockets etc. Skirts: less than 7.500

2. But who has time for that, you can also go into wireframe view and if a item looks more like a mosquito than chicken wire – it will have a high triangle count.

So if you know your PC cannot handle a high Polygon count, then buy the demo first, check in wireframe if its dense or not and then decide if you want to buy it.

Hope this was helpful.

She & Him Event

This top is from .Mes Sucreries. for the new round of She & Him Event starting on the 5th September as well as the lips from Pink Acid.

Body:
Skin: [theSkinnery] Sasha – honey
Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh Gaia Hair [1] 

Clothes:
Top: .Mes Sucreries. Breast Longtop  – She & Him Event
Pants: erratic / briony – shorts / red

Accessories:
Bracelets: Izzie’s – Angular Bangles (15 colors) – She & Him Event
Make-up: Pink Acid Exotic Ethnic Lips 2 Pack – Burnt Cherry

Events Galore!

I decided to blog this pink dress from .:Somnia:. which is available at The Thrift Shop and available in various colors. You can easily wear this with tights and boots for a whole different look. Sexy and classy.

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Then I would like to tell you about a new round of Soho Market that starts today, Monday, 26 August. I’m pretty new to this event so will be going to have a look myself, but since it is not open yet, I’m giving you a sneak peak of earrings that will be available at the event from Baubles! See you there!

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Body:
Skin: [theSkinnery] Sasha – honey
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Denee –  browns

Clothes:
Dress:  .: Somnia :. Tied Up Zigs – The Thrift Shop

Accessories:
Earrings: Baubles! by Phe Bone Doll Hoops – Soho Market 
Necklace: KOSH– SANCTUARY NECKLACE
Bangles: erratic / twisted bracelets

endless summer hunt

Hottest news around is that the Endless Summer hunt is running from June 20th to July 20th. It has various amazing designer sponsors and the hunt gifts show this.
endless summer 1x1 huntflier pink
The quality of the gifts are really good and you have to do the hunt to get them as it is all hunt exclusives. The pants I’m wearing is really a male pants – oh yup forgot to say that it’s for males and females, which makes this even better although not all stores have a male gift.
endless summer hunt
You can find the hints and landmarks here. The pants I’m wearing is from Aitui and it comes with a leg tattoo as well. The poses are also a hunt gift from Elephante. It comes with 6 static poses.
endless summer hunt
endless summer hunt

Body:
Skin: izzie’s Irene – sunkissed
Hair: truth hair – siobhan

Clothes:
Top: erratic – mindy – t-shirt
Pants: AITUI CLOTHING FACTORY – denim shorts – endless summer hunt exclusive
Shoes: n-core – Barefeet and flip flops

Accessories:
Bracelets: the p!nk bandaid ‘PT!B ‘ timex – metals and black ethnik bangles  (both inventory oldies)
Rings: Maxi Gossamer – Singapore Daisy Flower  and Lapointe & BastChild – Attitude Women’s Spoiled Ring

Poses:
elephante – say it ain’t so – endless summer hunt exclusive

Perfect Frame

Searching through what seemed like a lost territory at a far, far away sim. I found abandoned, fallen houses and roads overgrown.

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The more I explored, the more I fell in love and I realized if you are willing to search, sometimes the perfect frame is waiting to be found.

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Also a something I fell in love with is this new dress from Zanze, available from The Thrift Shop,  which frames the shape from a new store that just opened, called Candy Drops!  This shape I’m wearing is Annabella. I combined this with the Poppy skin from FreshFace.

PS. This photos was taken at Leap of Faith. It will only be open for next week, so if you would like to take the opportunity to check it out, do so soon 🙂

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Body:
Shape: Candy Drops – Annabella
Skin: (FreshFace) Poppy
Hair: Truth Hair – Hollana

Clothes:
Dress: Zanze – Ellysa Dress – Dark – The Thrift Shop
Stockings: erratic / fishnet wide / black
Boots:  Lucien Marcelo // Black Ramones Boots

Accessories:
Bracelets: LOULOU&CO – Crepuscule Bracelets
Earrings: Indyra Originals – Maella Earrings
Necklace: KOSH – Sanctuary necklace
The Thrift Shop Promo Flier

Black and White

One more day down
Everybody has those days
Where one soft sweet songs
Just enough to clear my head

Fall on real life
Is anybody left there sane?
If we slide on over and accept fate
Then it’s bound to be a powerful thing – Matchbox 20

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Hair: Analog Dog – .b ciera – dark brown

Top: erratic / katy – bustier

Pants: [Pumpkin] Sweat pants  (white cotton)

Shoes: N-core JOLIE “white”

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer: Sedona Valley Gypsy (at Fameshed)

Bangles: [EY:NO] Mess Bangles (Silver)

Watch: [EY:NO] Watch & Leaf Bracelets

Poses: Label motion – Aida Poses