Changes

So, a thing happened to me in SL about 2 weeks ago, that I confess, caught me completely off-guard. I was in Natoma, visiting the Ivory Tower, when on the map, I noticed a large swatch of the sim Sage for sale. The price was dirt cheap, so I did the unthinkable and bought it. Why?? I don’t know why it was a complete impulse. But it felt right, and as a firm believer in going with your instincts, I did it. The area is sentimental for me. My first stop after escaping help island was Ambat. Next stop, Teal, where I was forever charmed by Bilbo’s hobbit hole and the particle lab. Sage is right next to Teal, I can see it from my new plot!

I won’t lie, many people will think I’m insane for purchasing mainland. I’m also right next to the Plum sandbox which seems to be constantly griefed. After a few days of omg, omg, I wondered what I would do with this land. Well I’ve finally fixed it up some (just ignore the 8 meter high full bright build on the plot next to mine), and I’ve moved my main store there. I am staying on Amira for just a bit longer, so I have two stores atm. Also, just so you know, my love for Kesseret is unchanging as always ;-). I hope you’ll come by and visit, I put the February group gift out on the table in the store for EVERYONE (see what I did there?). Here’s a teleport directly to the new store!

Etheria2 Painted Ladies ends tomorrow!

Well Etheria2 has exceeded my expectations in so many ways, and it officially ends tomorrow at midnight. I wanted to again thank all the designers who participated, and encourage you to visit the event. You can still do so by clicking this link for a teleport directly to the event. I also wanted to thank the many, many bloggers who covered the event, you truly made it a success! I leave you with my own simple collage of the event outfits!

Etheria2: Painted Ladies is Open!

Etheria2 is open!

One of the things that I enjoy most about Second Life is collaboration, I like the opportunity to work with people and to explore the various ideas that come up – sometimes those that are not possible in real life are the most exciting ones of all.

After much effort on the part of many, I can honestly say that I am honored and humbled by the designers who have agreed to participate in my little shindig. I asked 5 jewelry designers to join me in a collaborative effort I like to call Etheria! And they rose magnificently to the occasion. Each jewelry agreed to create a new piece, and then to ask a clothing designer friend of theirs to design an outfit to GO WITH their piece. Frankly, I’m floored. I think that you will be too! I invite you to stop by our old riverboat bordello and check out the collaborative efforts of these fantastic jewelers & clothing designers! I want to personally thank each and everyone of them:

Kesseret Steeplechase, MIAO working with Sanura Snowpaw, Somnia

Caroline Apollo, Caroline’s Jewelry working with Anessa Stine, DCNY

Lola Heinrichs, Lolapop working with Allegory Malaprop, Schadenfreude

Mouse Mimistrobell, Dark Mouse working with Sienia Trevellion, Lark!

Liliana Barrs, Undefined Lilies working with Dakota Buck, Whippet & Buck

I am grateful and delighted by their participation! I invite you to visit their individual blogs for details on their wondrous creations, and here’s an LM to the event so you can visit and see them up close and personal yourself! Click this link to teleport directly to Etheria!

In my own personal collaboration, I worked with Sienia Trevellion of Lark. I designed my own jewelry pieces around the ‘painted ladies’ theme, and it occurred to me that a painted lady would want to draw attention to herself. So I created a necklace that is sure to draw attention! I named it, “My Lady Love, and Sienia designed a dress that would accentuate the piece. The dress is called, “Bedroom Eyes,” and our intent was that the dress could be worn to evoke the feeling of the era, but would also have a modern feel. I hope you like, here’s some pictures of the items!

Dark Mouse Hair Sale and FREE STUFF!

Hi there, I’m having a sale on my hair as a holiday special – $25L for a color pack and $100L for a fat pack. Many styles, come check it out. I marked at least 3 of the hair packs at $0L, so if you take a look around you’ll probably find them! And if you’re looking for a great deal, check out my numerous gatchas and lucky boards! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Click this link for a teleport directly to the store!

Etheria2: Painted Ladies – Collaboration & Design!!

Last year, I decided I wanted to do an event that would bring designers of different specialties together in a creative endeavor that would highlight the accessory part of the design equation. I called the event Etheria, and somehow managed to pull it off! Based on the success of the previous event, and after discussing it with some good friends, I decided that the time was ripe for another collaborative event in Second Life. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve managed to convince several designers in SL to join me! What is Etheria? Etheria is a collaborative design event, in which we ask the question, what do jewelers dream? I’ve asked a group of jewelry designers, whose work I greatly admire, to create special pieces just for Etheria. In order to make the event even more interesting, each jewelry designer then in turn asks a clothing designer that they greatly admire, to create an outfit specifically for the jewelry they’ve designed. It requires a collaborative effort on the part of both designers, to work to make the clothing and the jewelry work together! In the last Etheria, I worked with Sienia Trevellion of Lark! I’m pleased to announce that Sienia and I will once again be working together. I’m honored and happy to announce the other paired designers for this event: Caroline’s Jewelry & DCNY, Donna Flora & GizzA Creations, Lolapop! & Schadenfreude, Miao & Somnia, and finally Undefined Lilies & Whippet & Buck.

The six paired designers for this event will be working with a specific theme, which is something that we didn’t exactly do last time round. The theme is, “Painted Ladies.” What is a painted lady? In the American Old West, during the gold rush era, there was a group of men called, the ‘49ers, who swarmed the sierra nevada mountains of California in a reckless search for gold! The truth of this era is that the people who made the most money were the services that supported the gold rush, specifically, those who sold shovels and mules. In addition there was a class of women who also supported the minors, in a rather bold fashion. These woman were labeled by the the minors with names such as “ladies of the line” and “sporting women, while the cowboys dubbed them “soiled doves.” Other nicknames for these women, who were as much a part of the Old West as were the outlaws, cowboys and miners, were “scarlet ladies,” fallen angels,” “frail sisters,” “fair belles,” and “painted ladies,” among dozens of others. In short though these were women who sold their bodies for money. While these woman did indeed sell their bodies, there is a certain boldness and fascination about them, when you look at the old pictures of their dress and style. And that’s what we will focus on for the event.

The event runs from January 1 to 8, 2012. It will be located on the Amira sim, in the middle of the lagoon. I hope you can join us, please keep your eyes open for announcements of the landmarks for the event, they will become available shortly before it opens.

Just bumming around

I recently picked up a bunch of stuff that I like a lot, and over the past couple of weeks put together into an outfit that I’ve been wearing for the past 3 days. This is a frequent occurrence with me, just sort of piling stuff up till I have a full outfit. The whole thing comes out of the hair style. I liked the idea of not straightening my hair and pulling it back out of my face with a headband. That’s something I do a lot in RL too! Since the style is casual, I paired it with a lot of other casual things. Then Gfield came along with the fabulous leg warmers, and the whole thing just came together. One of the cool things about being on plurk is getting a heads up on new things as soon as they come out. If you don’t have a plurk account, and you like to keep up on the SL fashion community, I highly recommend plurk (you’ll make some great friends too!). Anyhow for the rest of the outfit I love the worn jeans, the stacked heels and the comfy sweater, paired with my own John glasses, Milkweed necklace, and metallic belt from Dark Mouse. The pictures I took in my live/work studio in SL, and as you can see, I’m a huge fan of Lisp Bazaar! The full credits are at the bottom of the post, the Dark Mouse things you’ll find at my store!.

Outfit Credits

fri. – Low.Rise Jeans (Faded)

Kyoot – Simple Cozy Sweater (Grey)

.: Somnia :. Lace Tanks {Black} {US}

*GF* Leg Warmer for heels Alpha-Mask

L.Fauna Serious Freckles [Pale2]

LAQ ~ Dark brow [Milky] 01

R.icielli – The Eyeliner collection I /basicblack

Dark Mouse Black & White Revisited Bangle (Left)

Dark Mouse Metallic Leather Belt – Silver (Stomach)

Dark Mouse Milkweed Necklace – Silver (Spine)

Dark Mouse Roundeye – John (Mouth)

La Sylphide – Natural Prim Lashes

MINA Hair – Michelle – DBR06

Shiny Things SM Arcadas Shoes – charcoal (L)

LAQ ~ Ebba – [Milky] – 04

Shine Monet Pewter

Dark Mouse for Moody Mondays & a new release: Cursed Pearls

I have another new release in the cursed series, I hope you like it! The pearl necklace is quite lovely, and for Moody Mondays, you can get the matching earrings for this necklace for only $55L. Everything is out early because I’ll be away on Sunday. Here’s a picture of the earrings too! Here’s a teleport link directly to Dark Mouse!