Saturday, September 26, 2009


The SKIN/SHAPE EXPO '09 opened just a few hours ago, and already it's a packed sim!
KMadd did all they could to help lag for this event with their clean build designs, now it's up to us to help out!
Here's just a few ideas to help keep lag to a minimum(And just remember, NO ONE is looking at you, they're there for the skins/shapes!):
1. Remove your animations
2. Remove all bling
3. Go bald
4. Wear a primless outfit
5. Remove your shoes
6. Turn off all running scripts
Now keeping these easy ideas in mind will help everyone enjoy their time!
So have fun, spend lots of Lindens, and just remember, this benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Stuff, New Store, Fusemelon!

Aemilia Case of Philotic Energy has started a great new venture called Fusemelon. This location features hair, eyes, clothing, accessories and jewelry. Being a new store it only has a few items, but I know that this will change soon. Being a fan of Philotic Energy hair, I had to demo these new wigs and immediately purchased 2 of them. The hair color I am wearing is Mahogany.

TWO HEARTS is a cute messy updo. Great for casual or a red carpet event.

SEEKING ME has a cute beret that is color change on touch.

Aemilia gives a little bonus when it comes to demo-ing her colors. This is a cute free hair called TAKEN ALL. Her textures are different from what she was doing at Philotic Energy so I highly recommend trying on the different colors she has.

Last but not least are these eyes. I am wearing the Radiant Eyes in Black Current. She not only has the system eyes but prim eyes as well. This is great if you like the option of having 2 different colored eyes. The eyes also come in 3 sizes. Realistic, Medium and Large. I have the medium eyes on, but if you love anime you might find the large eyes perfect.

Aemilia has set out a special grand opening gift. This gift is placed in a green bag throughout the store. It has a great T-Shirt, Male and Female hair and bag.

is now open for business so be sure to find some time to stop buy and try a few demos!

Other Information: Skin is by Gala her June2 in Pure4 and earrings are small silver hoops by .:NAIVE:.


Starting Saturday, September 26th and running until Saturday October 10th.
The SKIN/SHAPE EXPO '09 benefits the SUSAN G. KOMEN
FOR THE CURE foundation.
If interested in learning more about the KOMEN foundation visit:
Over the next couple of days, we'll be showing you some items that you can find at the EXPO, and where to find them!
slurl to come!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


V-Fashion, due to overwhelming response to their public decided to extend their 50% off sale until Monday, September 21, when the lights go out at 12 pm slt. The sale is exclusive to their Mainstore location, and their lookbook, Satellite stores excluded.

We wish V-Fashions good luck in their new endeavors, may your star shine brightly.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Blogger Challenge: Plus-Sized Pixels

Hybrid Ansar's Big Girl Challenge was one I had to give a go, being as in real life I am, let's say, a touch on the Rubenesque side. Over the last few months, my avatar has been gradually creeping up in weight, from a usual SL 'petite' to something that could just about in RL count as curvy. Slimly curvy, but curvy, nonetheless. To me, it's not enough just to ramp up the 'Fat' slider and say you're done, so for this challenge I based Niv's shape on my own shape. And that shape is pear-shaped. Oh so very pear-shaped. I have almost no bust to speak of, but hips and thighs forever and ever. And not much in the way of a butt. So I'm a sort of 2D pear, really. A cross section of a pear, perhaps. As some sort of self-esteem thing, I've come to consider pearshaped a very sexy shape, in a quirky kind of way. In smaller proportions than my own preferably, but small breasts and big hips are now terribly aesthetically pleasing to me.

As I based the shape off my own, I erred on the side of caution as far as dressing nicely, and so for the first picture, I dressed as me. But with red hair. The shirt I'm wearing, from Naive, I have one very similar to, in RL. Perse told me I needed more colour ("You don't usually dress in such...bland colors" "I dress like this in RL except my hair is brown so it's even more bland!" "Oh") so I threw some armwarmers in there, something I have an immense collection of. But she had a point, and so I also made a second outfit that was a little more 'Niv', consisting of one of my favourite skirts, from Thimbles, and some silentsparrow. Can't be Niv without some silentsparrow!

On the whole, the experience of doing this challenge has actually been really fantastic, in a deep sort of way. I loved how my avatar looked. And that was a surprise in itself. Because, she looked like me. Okay, with better skin/hair and nicer clothes, but, the shape that I thought looked so nice, was my shape. It was a self-esteem boost of sorts, and felt quite liberating. I was proud of how "I" looked.
On the other hand, I have extra extra admiration for people who do this all the time. I couldn't. I briefly considered it, but it would all be such hard work. Just the logistics of it. I'd have to resize all my skirts, a lot. And poses! Poses would be a nightmare! I used Dove Swanson's chubby poses from her recent Poop hunt, and still my hands were poking through my flesh. It was disheartening and I can't imagine having to have that as an everyday feature, with the difficulty of finding an AO that 'fit' and....everything. It'd be exhausting. And I'd feel like a balloon next to some people *cough*Emee*cough*. Still, I think my av will be eating a few more big meals in future, and perhaps a time will come when SL is kinder to the bigger lass.

Outfit credits:

Pic 1:

Skin: [plastik] BaelElven-Glow-Freck
Hair: Truth - Gemma - Cranberry
Shirt: .:Naive:. Face Top White
Pants: Sprawl - The Treble - Oxblood
Shoes: {kari} - Kicks
Necklace: >>Figure 8<< Jr High BFFs (Be Frie (Emee has the other half, we're so cute))

Pic 2:

Skin: Curio - Pin Up - Moonbeam Dark [Frex] - Jitterbug 1
Hair: Gritty Kitty - Faders - Red
Corset: silentsparrow - Blood Velvet Corset
Skirt: Thimbles - Svetlana Takes the Bus (black)
Shoes: Kookie - Kat Platforms - Red

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This weekend I went to a party. A REAL party! With people. An 80s party. Naturally, I looked for the danceball. Not being one for the side-ponytails and flippy little skirts, I dressed as Siouxsie Sioux. And I used, as a primary reference point for my makeup, Allegory Malaprop's Siouxsie-inspired makeups from her Langwidere skin line, which proves two things. Firstly, that I've become that much of a nerd that I find it easier to relate to pixels than pictures of human faces. There's got to be a scientific study hidden in there somewhere. Secondly, that Allegory is an incredible artist, which was quite apparent already, but, still, it's there. Because my makeup looked fantastic! My hair was a quite different matter, but that's my own fail right there. My hair looked nothing like this hair. Oh my no.

In the picture, in a half-hearted attempt to recreate my party outfit in SL, I am wearing her newest clothing release, the Stripe Vest. The woman bleeds stripes, I swear*. The vests are flatteringly longline, with a deep V neckline, the stripes on the front following the line of the neck, and vertical at the back. It comes in about 400 colours (actually, 11) striped with black, on any layer your (okay, MY) layer-greedy heart could desire, and the buttons have a delightfully subtle skull-motif going on. The pants are from her red Bixin outfit, and boots are her signature Buckle Platform Boots. In fact, everything I'm wearing in the picture with the exception of the fishnet shirt and the eyes come from Schadenfreude. And I've seen Allegory wearing fishnet shirts! I know it's within her powers! But anyway! Hooray for Allegory Malaprop! Hooray for Schadenfreude! Hooray for Hooray!!

*Please do not attempt to confirm this by cutting her, I'm fond of her

Outfit Credits:

Skin: Schadenfreude - Langwidaire - Cameo - Sin in my Heart, black nail
Hair: Schadenfreude - Cinder (Flipped Tips) - Royal Flush
Shirt: silentsparrow - Mania - Fishnet shirt
Vest: Schadenfreude - Stripe Vest - Ash
Pants: Schadenfreude - Bixin - Red - High Waist Side Trousers
Boots: Schadenfreude - Buckle Platform Boots
Ankh: Schadenfruede - Large Ankh on Leather Thong
Eyes: Miriel - Marine (standard) (No longer available)