Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Happy April Fools' Day! I know not everyone celebrates the day of pranks and silliness, but I do. And I thought I would do a fun little impromptu post to celebrate with my Tea Readers.

I don't know how I can really pull a prank on any of you, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite pranks I have done. One year I put shaving cream inside a few of my dad's work jeans in the middle of the night. Of course that morning when he put them on....He had a mess everywhere...that I had to clean up after laughing. And one year I put saran-wrap around the toilet bowl....Funny, but again super messy (I would recommend not doing this one, it is really messy..and kinda gross...but the reactions are priceless(if one's family can take a joke)). My favorite memory of a prank(ish) I did to my dad was right before St Patrick's Day (I know, not April Fools, but I do love a good prank). My dad loves St Patrick's Day, so one year I got into his work van, and put four-leaf clovers and green clover garland all over the inside cab. It was around the steering wheel, the dash, all over his mirrors (outside and inside), on the back of the cab, around his seats. Basically it looked like a leprechaun threw up inside his cab. The really great thing about this was he didn't take everything down. He kept most of it up in his cab for years. We finally last winter had to take it all down when we sold it. Good times. I think I like that prank the most because I didn't have to clean up after it(and my dad loved it)....

This year I am going to carry around glitter and throw it at people if they say my predetermined word/phrase...I am not disclosing the word/phrase, but trust me, it will be epic.

What are some of your favorite pranks you have done or have seen? Go ahead and post them in the comments! I want to hear from you. I might need ideas for future pranks. *wink wink*

Outfit: Tres Blah Sophie Blouse and Sequined Pencil Skirt, Shoes: Gos Victoria Platforms Pink, Watch: Izzie's Watch Bracelet silver/copper, Hair: Damselfly Augusta, Earrings: Yummy Pearl Studs, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Slink Eyes, Skin: Glam Affair Angelica V2, Slink Hands and Mesh Eyelids, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Eyelashes Natural6

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tropical Rooibos Anyone?

Hello my Tea Readers! Oh how I have missed you. I had a wonderful vacation; I relaxed, meditated, soaked up some Vitamin D; I had a lot of Sun Tea, and most importantly I had FUN. I tried to keep up to date on happenings through my facebook and Seraphim... It was tough; what with the beaches and the sunshine and all the fishing I did, but I think I did okay. So here is this week's post. Go ahead and let your favorite blend steep for a bit.

Dress: MotiAme Front Tied Denim Dress @Kustom9, Hair: Soonsiki Day Dreams, Hat: Ariskea Belle Hat, Skin: Glam Affair Katra @Skin Fair, Slink Hand and Feet with Whatever Fang Teeth

Kustom9's new round is pretty interesting. Glam Affair has a cute dress out. There isn't anything eye catching about it; it is just simple and has a nice cut(I am working on getting it styled real interestingly, I think it's simplicity makes it perfect for any style). Enfant Terrible has a really sexy romper which I did end up wearing to a club with Earth and my soul sister Kalia last week. Very sexy, more like a twist on a body suit than a romper....or maybe it looks more like the offspring of a romper and a body suit. I was really excited about a springy dress (I am so happy it is Spring) by MotiAme which I saw previews for and I KNEW I had to have it. It is SIMPLE. A plain dress with a denim tied crop jacket over it. The dress is boxy, not form fitting at all, and a color changer HUD is included for the dress itself. Again, very very simple....and I LOVE it. To me it looks like a dress you would wear if you were out gardening (and I love gardening in Real Life and Second Life). Very very pretty. I bought a hat by Ariskea to pair with it (hat also at Kustom9) but I need to find a hair to go with it. Your tea should be ready now.

Dress: GizzA Army Denim Dress @Creation.JP, Shoes: Reign Captive Booties @FaMESHed, Rings: Ariskea Mystery Girl @Collabor88, Necklaces: Yummy Hamsa, Shining Crystal, Small Crystal Choker, Earrings: Earthstones Mesilla Hoops,  Hair: Damselfly Sunhild, Skin: Glam Affair Katra @Skin Fair;  Slink Hands and Feet with Whatever Fang Teeth, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes

Creation.JP is out for this quarter and I was SO surprised to see Zaara there. She has two different handbag styles out with lots of amazing colors and patterns. One is a clutch(I bought the fatpack of this one) and the other is a cross body bag(I bought two of these)...kinda. Also there is a dress by NYU that has a scarf draping down and it looks very casual and almost "flowy".... I don't know how to properly explain it. The way the scarf drapes down looks so flawless and effortless I am sure it was a pain to create. It looks so natural. Also GizzA is there again with a cool denim dress. It is called Army Denim Dress--well I think that is what the designer was wanting it to seem like. I think it looks more like a denim jacket turned into a really chic dress(I don't really see the "Army" unless it is referred to the sharp cuts and angles). I really enjoyed putting the outfit together it just seemed to really create itself.

Shiny Shabby opened last Saturday....I think it was last Saturday...and I was overloaded with all the bohemian. The theme for the month is Boho Chic. I don't know if it was coincidental due to Uber's theme being Bohemian or if was done on purpose, but I was pleasantly surprised by a LOT of the designers.  GizzA has a dress out called Cara I HAD to buy. Had to. I couldn't not buy it. It has daisy flowers on the bodice and on the sleeves, with a knee length skirt which to me seems just whimsical. There is a cutout in the back, which I LOVE. So, yea....I had to buy it.  Also another had to...Zenith has a Tea Time Dress.... Again, I had to.  Sunday Tea and Fashion! I love tea time! And I love dresses!! So this dress equals perfection. I love the cut on the shoulder. The neckline has ruffles that are simple, yet add so much more depth compared to if they weren't there.  I did something different with this dress, I bought the white and black colored one, not the pink or the blue one. I have some Tahitian pearls which I bought by Izzie's a while back... They look amazing paired with this dress. So I think this was my favorite buy.

RAW SHOT: Dress: Zenith Tea Time Dress @Shiny Shabby, Jewelry: Izzie's Tahitian Pearl Set, Shoes: Gos Carrie Pumps Patent, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Hair: Truth Sally, Slink Hands and Whatever Teeth Fang, Skin: Glam Affair Katra @Skin Fair, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes

Also at Shiny Shabby there is a dress by B.C.C called The Good Feeling Dress....This dress I feel encompasses the whole Boho Chic theme of the event. I bought the dress with the mixed colored print on the skirt--it took me forever to decide on which pattern to buy or if I wanted the white or cream dress.... I still want don't know if I want to go back and buy another one. For those of you who like the dress, good luck to you buying a color/print. I hope it is easier for you than for me...silly indecisive brain. Also there is another short and sexy dress by Enfant Terrible called Willow. I thought it looked very flapper girlish. The really cool thing Enfant Terrible has out is a necklace called Spring in a Bottle.... I saw some pictures on the internet like EONS ago, of these small pots with even smaller plants in necklaces... The necklace has a small vase with what appears to be silver-ish Tulips. Again, another must buy. I loved seeing these necklaces a long time ago, and I definitely jumped at the chance to buy one for my avatar.

There are other events that opened when I was away, like Genre and The Liaison Collaborative, but I didn't really find anything at TLC(I did buy a charm bracelet fatpack by CAE. They are charm bracelets with themes from places around the world). Genre's theme this month is Biker and TLC's theme is Bon Voyage. I thought the theme was funny since I was on vacation when it opened. Also, the Skin Fair opened and I don't really have much to say on this event. It is pretty self explanatory... Lots of skins. I did buy a fatpack of the Katra Skin by Glam Affair. But other than that, not much to report.

Dress: B.C.C Good Feeling Long Dress Mix @Shiny Shabby, Hair: !Oleander~Bennett, Necklace: Yummy Embelished Key Necklace, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Earrings: Amorous Wild, Shoes: Maitreya Gold Pearl Antheia Sandals, Skin: Glam Affair Katra @Skin Fair, Slink Hands and Feet, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes

I don't have much else to say about the events that opened while I was gone. I have still been trying to catch up with everything I have missed. Hopefully by next week's post I will be all caught up. Much love my Tea Readers. Enjoy your cuppa and your Sunday! Hugs and Smooches~


The Skin Fair:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mountain%20Glenn/28/129/28
                        The SURL I have posted is for SIM  2 of the event. Glam Affair's booth is next to the landing point.

Kustom9:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mingle/125/75/26

Creation.JP:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Foundation/174/55/2017

Shiny Shabby:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Old%20Lighthouse/235/11/3001

Genre:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Analog%20Dog%20Hair/31/198/3259

The Liaison Collaborative:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fall/198/154/2002

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fashion Flashback#4

Happy Sunday to all of you lovelies. My lovely sister, in real life and Second Life, Sun Tvilling sadly is not able to start your day with fashion this week. However, she has graciously asked me to do a post again. Grab a coffee, a cuppa, maybe enjoy a refreshing beverage, because I’m about to talk about one of my favorite designers.


Outfit: Utopia Ursula Red
Hair: Truth Briony w/Roots
Shoes: Utopia Ursula Boot
Accessories: Ariskea [Coeur de terre] Peaceful Earth, EarthStones Tahitian Black Pearl/Gold, REDGRAVE eyelashes, Slink hands - Elegant, Anara's Earth Ring
Skin: LAQ- Jessica Peach

When I first started Second Life, over three years ago, I didn’t know much about fashion on the grid. It wasn’t until I met one of my best friends, Isoly, that I realized there was much more than the freebie malls. She asked me who was my fashion icon, to which I replied, “Audrey Hepburn.” Isoly knew just where to take me. My first Second Life wardrobe, which I felt represented me, was made up of entirely Utopia.

Outfit: Utopia Rhapsody
Hair: Truth Posy
Shoes: N-Core Pump/Black
Accessories: Anara's Earth Ring
Skin: LAQ- Jessica Peach

Oh, Utopia. This was of course before mesh. Utopia, by Saby Clary, was the store of my choice. I love it so. Beautiful ball gowns, classy casual wear, sensational accessories; it was heaven. Not to brag, but I completely am, I won many a contest in Utopia outfits. Naturally, when Sun started her Second Life the first place I took her for clothes was Utopia.

Those who are familiar with Utopia will know the outfits cost some heavy linden if you are going on a spree. However, I am a firm believer that her outfits are worth every bit of linden charged. When Utopia does an outfit, it does it flawlessly. For those who have transitioned into mesh, which means most of us, Utopia is behind the curve. There is a good explanation for it, in my opinion. Utopia never puts out anything less than perfect. In my mind, Miss Clary takes her time creating clothes and never puts out anything unless it meets her idea of perfection; she’s just like other creators. However, Miss Clary seems to want to make sure her mesh meets her specifications and I have the suspicion there’s not too much mesh in her store because she’s not completely satisfied with her mesh creations yet.
Outfit: Utopia Kate
Hair: Truth Jemima
Shoes: N-Core Cuore
Accessories: Anara's Earth Ring, EarthStones Tahitian Black Pearl/Gold, Ariskea [Coeur de terre] Peaceful Earth
Skin: LAQ- Jessica Peach

I cannot wait for the day she is, though. One of her partial mesh items is her dress Kate. One of my favorite outfits for walking around in Angel Manor, in world. This dress is divine and is one of my favorites for a reason. I know some of you remember my first blog entry and my admission of being a dragon most of the time in Second Life; this dress makes me feel as powerful as my dragon avatar. I feel in control. I feel powerful. I feel like taking down empires. It’s a wonderful thing when fashion makes me feel the same as when I’m a dragon.

Utopia brings out the lady or gentleman in all of us. We’re classy. We’re dangerous. We’re powerful. Your fashion says a lot about who you are, which is why fashion is different for everyone. It’s part of the reason why Sun and I love Second Life. It’s another way to express ourselves. Our fashion no matter what world, Second Life, real life, any life, should always say something about who we are. Utopia does it for me. I’m powerful. I’m in control. I’m classy when destroying villages. Elegant. Dangerous. Breath taking.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Killer Blend on a Moonless Night

Happy Sunday everyone! As you all know I am on vacation this week and won't be back home until next Sunday. So hopefully, as you read this post I will be sitting on a dock fishing, reading, and drinking some iced tea.

This month's theme for Collabor88 is Moonless Night, I thought it would be a Romantic and Mysterious round...more Mysterious than anything. What do we all do when the Sun is down and the Moon is hidden? What do you do when the stars are your only witnesses? Personally, I don't have anything to hide (at least I think I don't, I am a pretty open book).  I was really surprised with what everyone came up with for the theme. Apparently Moonless Night can be more interpreted as a theme towards the old TV show Twin Peaks. I am not familiar with Twin Peaks at all, so I had to do some light research into it.  Basic overview, Murder happens in the small mountain town of Twin Peaks, Washington. Sexy FBI guy (same actor as Charlotte's ex-husband Trey from Sex in the City) comes to town to solve the murder. That sums up what I got from my research. So a few of the items and references made with the items I unfortunately don't understand.  I was thinking it was going to be more towards romance, murder, and just plain mystery. But I guess Twin Peaks encompasses that...just not what I was expecting. I wish I got the references and hype on it.

Shirt: Tres Blah Angora Sweater @Collabor88, Skirt: Bueno Denim skirt @Collabor88, Hair: Exile Give @The Arcade, Shoes: Ingenue Laura Heels @Collabor88, Earrings: Erratic AEA Rose Pearl @The Arcade, Rings: Aisling The Good Wife and Schadenfreude Fox Wee Beastie @The Arcade, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Love Surrender, Skin: Glam Affair Amberly Lovely Day @Collabor88, Eyes: RedGrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes, Slink hands and feet

Overall, quite a few Twin Peaks references with the outfits. Like Nylon Outfitters/Yummy has some Letterman Jackets and accessories with references to the show.  There is a pretty Angora sweater by Tres Blah this round--there is a pencil skirt you can buy to go with it, but I wasn't a fan of the skirt. I also bought a denim skirt by Bueno, and both sweater and skirt do go well together. I also bought the outfit by ISON for this round. The dress has leather straps around the waist and arms, and it does remind me of a gun holster law enforcement would use. I also bought lots of shoes at this event. I couldn't help myself. And I normally don't fall for shoes in Second Life--Real Life is a whole different story.

Dress: ISON Wednesday @Collabor88, Rings: Ariskea Mystery Girl Silver @Collabor88, Boots: ISON Moonless Boots @Collabor88, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Secret Love Letter Locket @Collabor88, Skin: Amberly Lovely Day @Collabor88, Hair: Tableau Vivant Clio @We <3 Role-Play, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes, Slink hands and feet

Compared to last week, this post is super short.  I hope you all have enjoyed this week's post. I promise to spare a moment and think of you while I am soaking up some Vitamin D. Earth will have a Fashion Flashback for you lovelies next Sunday for the day I get back. I have a feeling it is going to be a very wonderful post. Lots of Hugs and Smooches~


Collabor88:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/8%208/60/201/1086

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Masala Chai and a Bohemian Blend

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Holi and a great weekend. I always feel like the weekends go by way too fast. But lately I feel like the work week has had a good steady pace, too.  Just a small FYI, I may be posting the next few Sundays late or early (I don't know which yet)--I will be going on vacation to recharge my batteries. I am going to try to convince Earth to do some guest blogging while I am gone.

Dress: League Ananda La @Uber, Necklace and Earrings: Yummy Boho Blue and Silver @Uber, Hair: Truth Delphine @Uber, Skin: Glam Affair Alice Cygana Jamaica @Uber, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes, Slink hands, Mouth: Whatever Fang Teeth

Uber opened on the 24th (or was it the 25th.... I can't even remember) and the new theme is Bohemian. Let me just say, wow. First, I really like the hair by Truth Hawks this round (I normally do...); it is a large braid, and looks more like a twisted curl, in the back with options for flowers or butterflies to add in front and back. I can see myself wearing this hair a lot. I adore braids. Nylon Outfitters has a few items again at the event. I wasn't so interested in the clothes, I was really into the jewelry. I really like the turquoise and silver earrings and necklace. The necklace has got strands of turquoise layered on top of each other, and it is rather large, but not obnoxiously so. Currently I have it paired with an outfit I bought from Uber by League. It is a long sweater/skirt combo and has a cool leather belt. I, of course, bought the white/gray dress and the necklace and earrings pair so well. I really like the look. Very bohemian, and also very simple and subdued.

My FAVORITE thing at Uber this round is a skirt by CandyDoll. There are lots of different prints, and the skirt is very well fitted. I bought two different prints, an Aztec print (it looks more Moroccan than Aztec to me) and a large floral print.  I have this lacy crop top I bought a while back from Chapter Four by Ionic and it pairs perfectly with this skirt by CandyDoll (I am getting really proud of myself more and more for pairing separate pieces together. I used to be horrible at it). I had been planning on buying a skirt/crop top combo from Foxes this round, but unfortunately the top had some fringe (not a lot, but some). It is not very noticeable from afar, so I didn't really notice it in the preview pictures.

Shirt: Ionic Lace Crop Top, Skirt: CandyDoll: Luna Skirt Aztec III @Uber, Shoes: Just Design Boho Vintage Brick @Uber, Necklaces: Yummy Hamsa, Shining Crystal and Small Crystal @N21, Earrings: Yummy Boho Earrings Blue/Silver @Uber, Hair: Truth Delphine with Flowers in front and back @Uber, Skin: Glam Affair Alice Cygana Jamaica @Uber, Bracelets: Zenith Cross Anchor Love and Izzie's Eternity Bracelet, Nosering: Zaara Ayanna, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes. Slink Hands and High Feet

Now a bit of a side note:  I know I have mentioned this before, but I am not a fan of fringe. I don't know what it is, but to me it just makes an outfit look unfinished most of the time. I do realize a LOT of people like fringe; it is in style, and it is quite bohemian.... However.....I still don't like it. I know I am weird. Fringe just doesn't do it for me. I will admit there are some fringe items I like. And some people look fantastic in fringe... Like my Soul Sister, Kalia, she bought the outfit by Foxes and she looks GREAT in it. She was wearing it at The Woods on my Birth/Rez Day the week before and she looked amazing. She can pull off fringe. I look like a hobo (not even a stylish hobo chic....like the hobo living behind your house in the woods).

The Arcade opened up on Sunday, March 1st and I hate to admit this, but I spent the WHOLE day trying to teleport in...with no success--but this is usual with The Arcade. When I was finally able to get in,  I got almost everything I wanted from The Arcade. Not many outfits in this round, more accessories and home items. There is a "Arabian Nights" styled outfit set by Enfant which I feel in love with as soon as I saw the previews. There is a gamer girl outfit set by Birdy Foxes which was cute, and a Wonderland set by Pixicat. The big jewelry items I wanted was by Schadenfreude wee beastie rings and Nylon Outfitters(Yummy) Lucky Cat Necklaces. I was lucky enough to have gotten every thing I wanted from all the vendors, except one..... Of course there is only one. The hairs by Tableau Vivant and Exile are really pretty. Tableau Vivant's is large and not practical for everyday wear...but I like it so much. Exile's hair is very practical, very pretty, and the best part is you get two styles in one pack!

Dress: Zenith Springtime Casual Skirt Sea @FaMESHed, Shoes: L.Warwick Svannah in Navy, Necklace: Yummy Celestial Burst, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Bracelet: Yumyums Sailors Token Steel Anchor and Earthstones Twisted Peppermint Stick, Hair: Tableau Vivant Shiny @Shiny Shabby, Skin: December II Jamaica, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes, Slink hands and feet, Mouth: Whatever Fang Teeth

FaMESHed opened as well on Sunday, with way more success in the teleporting department. I was able to get in quick (about the fifth try).  I bought Zenith's new Springtime Casual dress in the sailor print because I do love ocean stuff (I am a marine biologist). The sleeves of the dress go to the elbow and are bunched up, giving it a more "Real Life" look/feel. Also there is an outfit set by Lumiere--it is a sheer top and a patterned shorts. Both pieces are separate, so you can pick your combo. It is rather more expensive (it was about $500L together), but it does look really well. For the shirts there are three options, a full shirt, partial for an open jacket (that option goes with longer jackets not cropped) and a closed jacket option (again, also longer jackets). I think the shirt would look great with a cropped jacket, but the string in the back (which also happens to be one of my favorite parts of the shirt) doesn't go with the cropped jackets I have. I need to do some pairing with hair and jackets. Even without a jacket, it looks stunning and simple. Very Springy. I like it.

Outfit: Lumiere Apparel Sheer Top Nude and Trouser Shorts Floral#3 @FaMESHed, Shoes: Reign Bohemian Energy Wedges, Handbag: Glam Affair Maria Clutch @FaMESHed, Bracelets: Glam Affair Bangles Candy, Necklace: Yummy Embelished Key Necklace Gold, Earrings: Aisling Roz, Hair: Exile Scribbled Hearts, Skin: Glam Affair Amberly II Jamaica, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet

My post is long...Really long...so I will stop there for now.  I hope you all had a wonderful Holi, had a great weekend, and I hope this week is full of fun times and lots of shopping. Much Love~


Uber:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Uber/130/255/33

The Arcarde:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Arcade/129/132/32

FaMESHed:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FaMESHed/120/123/3488

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thandai for Your Holi

As you all know I am Hindu, and tomorrow is the holiday of Holi.  For those who do not know what Holi is, Holi is the Hindu Festival of colors.  It is meant to celebrate the colors and beauty of spring. You may or may not have heard of it, but more than likely have seen it. It is known for the colorful powder we throw at others.

Outfits: Beautiful Dirty Rich: Colorful Life (includes body dye and sunglasses), Hairs: Exile (Sun After the Rain Sparkle) (Earth Sparkle and Fade), Skins: (Sun Glam Affair Amberly II Jamaica) (Earth LAQ Jessica Peach), Slink hands and feet, Jewelry: (Sun Maxi Gossamer Shira Teardrop necklace and Aisling The Good Wife ring) (Earth CAE Timey Whimey Things) 

Since Holi is tomorrow, I wanted to do a post to celebrate all the color in Second Life! Earth has mentioned before that there is a lot of variety in Second Life, and lots of options for people.  We all know it is wonderful to be able to control and customize our Second Lives, when in Real Life this isn't possible. When I first joined Second Life, I used to wear a ball gown everywhere--who wouldn't want to look like they are going to a fancy party ALL the time. Now that I have been on Second Life for 3 years-Oh My Goodness, three years goes by so fast-I adore all the variety in outfits, the patterns, and colors.

I know I normally wear a select few colors-lots of white, pink, blue, sometimes red-but I love it when there are lots of options. Tomorrow I will have all the colors of the rainbow on my clothes, skin, hair, and let's hope none in my eyes; I will be dancing, eating sweets, drinking Thandai, and possibly having some champagne (it's not a party until there is some bubbly). I hope you all will take the time out of your day to celebrate all the fabulous colors of Spring and of Second Life. Maybe you can even send a small note to your favorite designer/creator and say "Thank you".  They add so much color to our lives in the virtual and metaphorical sense.  They help allow us to express how we feel and how we perceive ourselves in a virtual world where our Real Lives sometimes limit us, giving us an outlet to freely express ourselves.

Outfits for both Earth and myself are Chandi (each piece if from a different set, we mixed all the colors) by Zaara, The bracelets are by Zaara as is ALL of my jewelry, Earth's necklace is CAE: Timey Whimey and her earrings are by Zaara.  Slink hands for the two of us, Earth's skin is LAQ and mine is Glam Affair, Earth's hair is Posy by Truth and mine is Minerva by Truth.
Photo done by Strawberry Singh

Happy Holi Everyone!!! And I want to give a shout out to ALL the designers of Second Life:
Thank you for all your wonderful creativity and for sharing it with all the world (in Second Life and through Real Life).

"Colors are the smiles of Nature." --Leigh Hunt

Last picture was taken by the very talented Strawberry Singh! Thank you Berry. If you are interested in booking a shoot with Berry, you can find more information here.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fashion Flashback#3

I haven't done one of these in a while, so I got to thinking, maybe now is a good time to post a fashion flashback.  So this Fashion Flashback is going to be about my ALL TIME FAVORITE designer, Zaara Kohime.

I first discovered Zaara while searching the marketplace for ethnic designs of Indian clothing after going through a Bollywood movie binge(don't judge me, you should do it). I am talking Sari's, Salwar Kameez's, Kurtis's, and such.  As most of you know-at least I hope you do-shopping on the marketplace can be sketchy.  If a product doesn't have a review or a demo, it is basically buy at your own risk. So, while searching for a new outfit, some of Zaara's clothes came up.  After looking at a few of her Kurta's, I decided to take a look at her marketplace store.  I remember-and this was about when I was 6 month's into Second Life-looking at all of the dresses, outfits, accessories, shirts, pants, shoes, and just overall stuff. So after spending a pretty heavy amount of L$ I took a landmark included with one of the outfits to her inworld store. Oh. My. Gawd. It was and still is a dream. I love the layout, I love the outfits, I love the sim. I just LOVE it. Love. It.

This was taken outside of the Zaara mainstore.
So, after purchasing even more items, joining her inworld group, exploring, taking photos, dancing and just having the best time ever, I put on all my spoils and created my outfits. Thus was born my adoration to Zaara Kohime.  May she forever create and be fabulous. I don't think she could ever create something I would not like. I honestly don't think she could. I love all of her stuff. Her older outfits, her new ones, her jewelry, her shoes..... Okay, I think I am done dorking out.

She has been creating items for The Arcade; she has done home items like living room items, kitchen, boudoir, and she even has done some Tuk-Tuks. So she is creating out of the box.  It has been mentioned on Strawberry Singh's blog there is a sort of home build Zaara has been working on, and there is no set date on release or even if it will ever get finished. I have seen updates on the Facebook page Second Life Inventory about her new Arcade home gacha for March. I am thinking this is the home build, but I am not sure. It could just be a certain portion of it, or a completely different build.  All I know is, I will buy it.  I don't even have a full sim anymore--I would probably buy or rent one, just to put up the build.
Be careful where you step!
I know I have posted on her annual 50% off sale last fall, but I wanted to do more on my history with Zaara, and my admiration for her. I think I have a lady crush... Enjoy your cuppa and your Sunday. Hugs and Smooches~

~These photos were all taken on the Zaara sim. All the photos have outfits done by Zaara, which are all available at her Mainstore and on the Marketplace. The hair is done by Truth and Exile. The Skin is Ethnic India by Unique Megastore, eyes by Redgrave as well as the eyelashes.  Shoes in the last picture are by Fanatik.~


Zaara's mainstore:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zaara/142/132/26

Marketplace link

Zaara's Blog on Wordpress