Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's The Week for The Wild, Wild West

Dear Diary:

It's nice to see The Twisted Colour Challenge pick a fall colour this week since it soon will be that season.  And yes, I had full intention of putting on a stylish fall outfit, a little warmer, more covered up but when I went to do this post today, the temperature outside was 34C (approximately 93F) with the humidex at 44C, over 100F, so I certainly didn't feel like putting on long pants and a sweater.  I decided to spray on the fake tan; haul out the bikini; and, dig out the sun hat one more time.

It's better than having to slather on the face cream; haul out the snow boots; and, dig out the toque!  And I know I'll be doing that soon enough.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (suntan)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy Lipstick (red) (SL Marketplace)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Blush: croire sunkissed cheeks (SL Marketplace)
Hands: SLink Mesh Rigged hands (casual)
Feet: Gos Boutique Barefeet (arched)
Hair: Pomme d'Amour ballet (no longer available)

Bikini: Vero Modero Sandy swim bikini (red)
Hat: Meli Imako Mesh Summer Floppy hat (SL Marketplace)

Earrings and bracelets: je suis asymetrique reds

Poses: oOo Studio

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Only 42 Groups??

Dear Diary:

As I sat out on the patio of my house last evening, I read Strawberry Singh's Monday Meme and it got me thinking about how many of my groups had come and gone in this world.  I remember it was hard limiting myself to joining only 25.  It seemed at first I was joining everything without thinking about it.  So I hauled out the diaries and reminisced.

1.Have you reached the 42 group limit?  As soon as it was allowed, I was there!

2.Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of?  I used to do that and still do occasionally but I think I've become more selective. 

3.What makes you want to join a group?  The product has to appeal to me, no matter what it's selling. 

4. A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees?  I don't agree with group fees but I can understand why the designer enforces them.  A lot of people join just to receive the group gift and then leave the group. [I confess I did that once but felt horribly guilty after so I went back to the store and joined again.]  And many creators have had their content stolen and re-sold by someone else.  Perhaps a fee would deter these people.  I have paid a fee to join a group but it was very small.  I'll only pay if I really like the items being offered and if the fee is not "over the top". 

5. Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that.  Group selection is such a personal thing I would never try to influence anyone to join my groups, just because "I said so" but here are five that I belong to, that have super products and that I happen to have been attached to for awhile.  The designers are talented and produce high quality items.  I've tried to list groups from different areas to give an all-round view.
  • Gos Boutique: Love the shoes, feet and everything that goes with them.  The 10% discount for members is a great perk and the gift is always fantastic.
  • Maxi Gossamer Jewelry: Always new things coming out, often in packs.  Good variety of funky, chunky items with colour changing ability.
  • La Galleria: Fantastic homes in different sizes and prices.  Furniture is available in lots of styles.  Items are often sold for discount prices. Free gift comes out every few weeks.
  • Zanze:  Totally awesome clothing!  Styles are trendy or classic and often come with a colour HUD.  Colours can be vibrant or subdued.  A great variety.
  • LeLutka: Wear one of their skins most of the time.  Also have nice hair styles, clothing and makeup.  Group gifts are not as frequent as some but I do like their products.
That's my insight for today!

Good Night for now.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Preppy Violet for The Twisted Colour Challenge

Dear Diary:

When I was growing up, I was never accused of being "preppy".  To me, it meant following a certain lifestyle or clothing style and that's something I never did.  

For interest, I checked to see what I would have to do to be preppy and found the following suggestion:

"To look preppy, you should dress clean-cut and classy. The preppy look is also having a positive attitude, always being happy. Have good manners and etiquette also helps."   [from Ask]

I'm really going to have to work on that!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (lilac)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: mock Priscilla eyelashes
Hands: SLink mesh rigged hands (casual)
Hair: D!va Daria

Top: tulip Lace panel tank (beige)
Skirt: tulip Twilight Maxi skirt (cloud)
Shoes: Baiastice Maxine wedge (mother of pearl)

Earrings: Zaara Urvi chandelier earrings (colour) (silver)
Bracelets: Zaara Indra painted stacked bangles (silver)

Poses: The Muse Poses

Sunday, August 11, 2013

In My Wine Cellar

Dear Diary:

The Twisted Colour Challenge this week is Wine Cellar as in -

My colours this week are a little off since in my wine in my case, I don't have the "full bodied red" as in the example.  I like white wine but don't care for  red as much.  Merlot is ok but I'm not one for the stronger tasting reds.  So I think I'm wearing more of a pink zinfandel and a sauvignon blanc.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (bubblegum)
Blush: croire sunkissed cheeks (SL Marketplace)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (04) (no longer available)
Hands: SLink Mesh Rigged Hands (r-casual; l-gesture)
Hair: Analog Dog Hair tantrum
Headband: Lelka's Ribbon headband (tinted) (no longer available)

Dress: Mutresse Lili sheer Blouse and Skirt (FaMESHed)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Lauren d'Orsay Truffle Collection (The Boutique)

Poses: oOo Studio

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Love for Donna Flora

Dear Diary:

I must admit, whenever I buy something from Donna Flora, I feel elegant....I feel sophisticated...I feel fashionable.  I've bought many things from Squinternet Larnia and her clothes always fit me without alterations.  Here's the latest purchases from her store.

I'm not one to take on personal causes to raise funds but I've had friends who have gone through breast cancer and I know how debilitating it can be.  Please send all your thoughts to Squint and hope for a quick recovery.

Good Night for Now.

From Donna Flora mainstore:
Eyeshadow: DF Mina (white)
Dress: Donna Flora ADEL white silk
Earrings and necklace: Donna Flora IBISCUS set

Check out Love Donna Flora event

Monday, August 5, 2013

Evening Preserves is the Twisted Colour

Dear Diary:

I thought it was time for a bikini post.  Mainly because I'm dying for bikini-clad weather.

Summer in my part of the world has been not what I was expecting.  It's been cool and cloudy with a lot...and I mean A LOT...of rain.  It's lucky that in my other world it could be sunny every day of the year.

So the sun is shining, my tan is fabulous and I'm toasty warm wearing just my bikini. 

As if......

Good Night for Now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (suntan)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Dura girl 41

Bikini: FABOO Maui Bikini Pond (from The Boats and Bikini Expo)

Poses: ploom

Sunday, August 4, 2013

O Rodvik, Rodvik! Wherefore Art Thou Rodvik?

Dear Diary:

I was out of town on vacation and saw that Berry was involving my beloved Rodvik Linden in a devilish scheme meme while I was away.  "Ha!", I mused.  "Little do all those other women know how loyal my man is.  He'll be sweeping me into his arms at the airport on my return."

I texted my Roddy: Am landing now.  Meet at gate 4.
His response: ok

I'm a little disappointed with his response.  Well...maybe he's tied up with buying me flowers for my return.

Hmm....he must have forgotten the gate number.  His memory is not the best.  He never remembers my name.

Where is he?  Can't believe my Sweetie isn't throwing himself at my feet right now.


Alright...that's it!  I'm heading down the escalator to get a taxi.  My poor Roddy seems to have been corrupted by the hundred others involved.  It's certainly not his fault. 

Maybe I should rethink my tactics. 

Good Night for now.

Location: Miami International Airport