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Living

You might just be in time to run and get this amazing Autumn’s Calling furniture ensemble:

Living

Created by Dust Bunny, you can buy some individual pieces, or a fatpack as seen in the photo. I adore this setting, it is so comfy and relaxed and beautifully made.

Available now from Dust Bunny at Collabor88

Happy Shopping!

The Magnificent Hair

If you’ve been to Collabor88 this month, you must have seen this hair, by Exile. And if you haven’t been yet, you must go!

The Magnificent Hair

This is the Windsong Special Edition from Exile, specially for Collabor88. I am also wearing the Sekka set (pieces available separately) from R2.

The Magnificent Hair

This is the ice blonds version of the Windsong hair. I am also wearing this fab little set, the Unicorn Princess outfit from Sweet Thing.

A kindness should always be acknowledged and thanked. I often go to the Otium sim to do my happy snaps. Today I met the owner, Franz Markstein who was most welcoming. So to Franz, thank you so much for your kindness 🙂

Happy Shopping!

Credits

All items as listed are available from this month’s Collabor88

Otium Location

Not Much Time This Week..

First week back to work after my Christmas break didn’t leave me much time for shopping, photographing or blogging, but here we go:

Not Much Time This Week...

After The Rain outfit from DE Boutique at Designer Showcase

Not Much Time This Week...

Speranza, from Fifi & Trixi, at Designer Showcase

Not Much Time This Week...

Viviana, also from Fifi & Trixi, comes with a HUD for colour change, all quite vivid!

Not Much Time This Week...

Keiran hair by Tableau Vivant at We Love RolePlay

Not Much Time This Week...

And lastly, to relax at the end of the day – Kensington table and lounger from Bee Designs at Cosmopolitan

Happy Shopping!

Credits

Designer Showcase


We Love Role Play

Cosmopolitan

Sunday

In my world, it is Sunday morning, and forecast to be a scorching hot day, so some autumn casuals are just the thing to make me feel cooler:

Sunday

This cute ensemble from Amiable is really rather delightful. Comfy yet meticulously detailed, it is the perfect thing to wear on a weekend

Sunday

I’m also wearing Maggie Boots from fri.day at Collabor88 this month. These boots are ever so practical, and come in a good range of wintery colours

Sunday

The furnishings in these photos are from Floorplan, where you can find a really fab range of accessories, everyday things and assorted paraphernalia.

Happy Shopping!

Credits

Sweater with Bow Tie Skirt by Amiable

Minori hair by Argrace

Domino skin by Kooqla

Maggie Boots by fri.day at Collabor88

Accessories from Floorplan

The Mens Department – April Part 2

The Mens Department is not just about clothing, but includes furnishings and accessories as well.

The Mens Department - April

This unique couch and sign posting comes from JUNK

The Mens Department - April

This sleek looking couch is from The Loft, and includes the cushions

The Mens Department - April

This party sized Skyler bed comes with animations and accessories (e.g the laptop), and is from ARIA

The Mens Department - April

Beautifully finished Mercury handbag and Janus duffle bag are from Deadwool

Happy Shopping!

All items as noted are available this month from The Mens Department

Grid Browsing

Weekends are a time to relax and trawl the Grid for bargains, things of interest, and new releases. Here’s some I found:

Grid Browsing

This Wishing Well set is from Atelier, and is available at Designer Warehouse

Grid Browsing

Maliit dress in gold, by Boom at TDR Fusion

Grid Browsing

Skirts and tops, all available at BLOKC

Grid Browsing

And another skirt, also from BLOKC. My hair is a new release from MINA, available at TDR Fusion

Happy Shopping!

Credits


Atelier at Designer Warehouse

TDR Fusion

BLOKC

No, It’s Not OK – or – Get Me the Hell Off your Porno Mail List

I logged into Secondlife this early evening after dinner – pizza seeing as it’s the weekend – and as usual there was a small batch of notices awaiting me. This is quite normal as I am not usually logged in on normal northern hemisphere business hours.

One notice caught my eye, sent to me by ‘MailingList’. With such a dodgy sounding name, I was quite loathe to open it. The SL account for ‘MailingList’ had only been made yesterday, so I was especially wary of a scam. However, I know that I have just increased my security in world by 1000% or so, so I opened the notecard.

Imagine my surprise to see it was essentially an advertisement from the self styled SL king of porn, hounded out of this virtual world some time back, amid rumour of all sorts of “business practices”, who is now apparently making some sort of comeback. I have no interest.

I have no interest in porn in Secondlife; I have no interest in the simulated sex play that has been the poorest advertising for the Grid for 10 years; I have no interest in knowing that some porn guy is back.

I have no interest in what I consider to be the demeaning and insulting over sexualisation of women in Secondlife; I have no interest in events named ‘panty raid’ like some tired old US college custom from the 1950s; I have no interest in a porn organisation hiding behind children’s charities by offering to fund raise; I particularly have no interest in one of my favourite genres – steampunk – being lassoed by the porn industry.

I so have no interest in Secondlife porn that I know I did not subscribe to receive information about it. Which then begs the question – how did I become subscribed to receive this notecard from a dodgy account? Without delving into the realms of paranoia, there are a few methods that come to mind:

1. My account is set up to enter Adult rated sims, so this information has been gathered and added to a database

2. Because I am set up to go into adult sims, I have occasionally ended up at an Adult hub when sims have crashed or not been available at the point of log in. Perhaps information has been gathered of those who arrive in such places, and again entered on a database

3. Many more sinister methods could have been used to gather account names, which I will not bore you with.

I log into Secondlife for many reasons, NONE of which have anything to do with porno expos. I have blocked the account of ‘MailingList’ but I am realistic enough to know this is not really a defence against future spamming from this account. It annoys me incredibly that I have been spammed by ANYONE in such an unsolicited way. So I have one message for the organisers of this fiasco –

NO, IT’S NOT OK. GET ME THE HELL OFF YOUR PORNO MAILING LIST.

No, It's Not OK

Meanwhile, I shall ponder the true delights of creative and artistic expression in this amazing virtual world. The beautiful pieces of furniture shown above were recently at the Christmas Expo, which I was unable to blog due to RL events. These pieces are from the workshop of Stephan Visconti, trading as Atelier Visconti, which you can find here