Waiting on Max Factor

Don’t worry girls, one day you will find a man who will ruin your lipstick instead of your mascara. ~Anonymous

purepoison bareDress: Pure Poison, Beatrice **NEW** . Hairs: Miamai, Ojaa **NEW** .

Got the perfect dress but your lack of accessories is leaving you on the sidelines without a dance card to fill? Don’t worry about it! L’Accessoires Timeless Romance Gacha will open on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10am SLT!

In just a couple of days, L’accessoires will open its’ door to our first themed event – “Timeless Romance”. Not only will it be romantic and loving, we are going to double the love by making it a full gacha event.

A fine selection of 29 designers/creators in Second Life with 35 gacha machines will feature their unique designs in “Timeless Romance”. This round, we have many new and returning, and all talented, designers joining us. We also have expanded the event to include creators from the home and garden category that will bring us lovely and romantic home accessories that lovers could make use of on that romantic and steamy night.

Waiting on Max FactorHandBag: Elysium, Vivi Purse **L’Accessoires** . Jewelry Set: Elysium, Valentine’s Set . Headpiece: 22769, Materia Organica Necklace, Sparkle Red Rare gacha item **L’Accessoires** .

Designers participating in the Timeless Romance Gacha event (in no particular order):
NYU
22769
Aesthetica
LODE
Kunglers
Anggun
XIAJ
anc Ltd.
Natzuka
Lybra
Miamai
BSD Studio Design
Atelier Visconti
Elysium
Glam Affair
Pure Poison
.Enfant Terrible.
meadowWorks
h.m.a.e.m.
Modern Couture
La Petite Morte
Baoba
MiWardrobe
Shiki
Azoury
no. 7
Zibska
House of London

Blog – http://leponpon.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/laccessoires-timeless-romance-gacha/
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiumeimei/12279432583/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laccessoiressl
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neo/58/222/568

Little Accessories

Always a godmother, never a mother. That sucks. I’ve got to get me one of those little accessories.
~ Courteney Cox

Little AccessoriesDress: Maitreya, Hera . Hair: Dura, Boy 46 .

Got the perfect micro-mini Bodcon dress and nothing to wear with it? Don’t worry about it! L’Accessoires Timeless Romance Gacha will open on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10am SLT!

In just a couple of days, L’accessoires will open its’ door to our first themed event – “Timeless Romance”. Not only will it be romantic and loving, we are going to double the love by making it a full gacha event.

A fine selection of 29 designers/creators in Second Life with 35 gacha machines will feature their unique designs in “Timeless Romance”.

Little AccessoriesNecklace: Azoury, Essentiel *L’Accessoires . Glasses: ~AG~ Flowery Spring **L’Accessoires .

This round, we have many new and returning, and all talented, designers joining us. We also have expanded the event to include creators from the home and garden category that will bring us lovely and romantic home accessories that lovers could make use of on that romantic and steamy night.

Designers participating in the Timeless Romance Gacha event (in no particular order)

NYU
22769
Aesthetica
LODE
Kunglers
Anggun
XIAJ
anc Ltd.
Natzuka
Lybra
Miamai
BSD Studio Design
Atelier Visconti
Elysium
Glam Affair
Pure Poison
.Enfant Terrible.
meadowWorks
h.m.a.e.m.
Modern Couture
La Petite Morte
Baoba
MiWardrobe
Shiki
Azoury
no. 7
Zibska
House of London

Blog – http://leponpon.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/laccessoires-timeless-romance-gacha/
Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiumeimei/12279432583/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laccessoiressl
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neo/58/222/568

Neeps and Tatties

Neeps and Tatties

I know, I know! Friday I said I would officially sit down and shup up until Relay for Life/Fashion for Life kicked in, but dang it all, then Draxtor Despres happened. I am sure so many of you know of him, he is legend in the SL Outbound Communications Network and a recent The Drax Files You-Tube episode of his hit me flat out betwixt my approximately 250L Sea Hole dress and the matching 150L handbag. What the ‘ell am I talking about? It means the money I spent to throw this blog up today could have fed 4 children in Kenya. Heck, throw in the hairs, jewelry and makeup and I could have probably fed closer to 8. Small, the knowledge of this makes me feel very small. Here I woke up without a thought to hunger, made coffee, a protein shake and a cup of yogurt and I wasn’t even the slightest bit hungry before I ate. What have you eaten today? Did you have to worry whether you would be hungry? Or did you, like I often do, only worry about what you were going to do today?

100 Lindens, that’s all it takes to feed a child. 100 Lindens, or .30 cents USD! Can you believe it? Put it in this perspective, Over the weekend I spend 6500 L’s to blog a mesh head I will probably never wear again. http://anchailinalainn.com/2014/02/01/avatar/ I missed the opportunity to help 65 children in need. But I won’t anymore. I have no musical talent, so I can’t offer sound, but I can offer Brique Topaz of Lavender Fields ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/52/123/23 ) my wallet, and my word. Because in the talent department, that is humbly all I have.

Neeps and Tatties

The take from? Yeah, its time. We all have something to offer, even if it’s just a hundred of our hard earned Lindens. Watch the You Tube video and think about it today and see how it feels on you. As for me? I’ve now listened 4 times and I may be blogging in the nude next week, but I can’t let this moment go by without doing something. I hope you will too.

Hair: D!va, Miso **COLLABOR88** Taxi:
Dress/Bag: Sea Hole, Tentacles Taxi:
Necklace: Kungler’s TamarindoTaxi:

Shuttin’ Up

Layin’ off and laying low, probably something I should have done two years ago. But what a roller coaster its been! I want to leave you (for now) with something to think about, especially those of the sort with young children (especially girls). The movie The Help was on TV recently and though my parents were in no way racist like the adults in that movie, I too was raised for the most part by our household “help” and in every way, I was her surrogate child, she was my surrogate mum. I love her to this day, so very much. Which brings me to the “something to think about.” The character Aibileen poignantly tells us nine words we should say to our children, or in my situation God children, every time we see them. Every time, lest they forget.

Shuttin' Up Hair/Hat: Miamai, Degarda . Necklace: (yummy), Satin Pearls . Earrings: [Mandala], Polly .

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” Children feel stress and rejection and a little self affirmation goes a long way to repelling them both. I’ll admit it, I am an adult and there are so many moments in a day when I don’t feel kind, smart, OR important. Heck, I bet there are times when most people feel insecure and unloved, somehow not enough. Remember all those times you tried to achieve “something” and fell short? ding! All those loves lost? ding! The times someone doesn’t have time for you? ding! Unfortunately, that’s life. If we could just believe those nine words, instill them into others, think of the legacy we could create around us.

Shuttin' Up Skirt: *LpD*, Orchid Skirt . Top: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Paris .

The take from? You is kind, not be kind, you ARE kind, you do not have to be cruel to succeed. You is smart, just because you can’t make the grade of some fictional average standard it doesn’t mean you aren’t smart, it mean’s you are learning different and that’s truly OK too. And you is important, you aren’t “special” you are IMPORTANT, you are in fact vital and capable of being the catalyst of change in your life time. All you have to do is believe with all your heart, those nine simple words, not because a silly Cao said so, but because they are true of each of us. Have a happy weekend!

For the Love of Others

For the Love of Others

Typically when I blog an event, it’s because I have a passion for the cause. My number one, bar none event is Relay for Life due to my mothers bout with breast cancer and my sister-in-law/best friends death due to leukemia. RFL and FFL will be kickstarting very soon, so please ear-mark a few Lindens for the festivities when you are out and about shopping. I can think of no greater good then to help fight cancer’s scourge on our world, even if it is with only a few Lindens. Another event I’ve recently become aware of is the Creations for Parkinson’s SIM. For more information check out Barbie Alchemi’s blog post here:. I have a friend who was diagnosed with Early onset Parkinson’s disease and it is tragic the toll the symptoms take on a persons body and their mind. It not only effects the victim, it effects the victims family as well. This particular inworld project raises funds to benefit The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: http://www.michaeljfox.org

Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

Creations for Parkinson’s is having two event’s I think you may find to be really fun! There will be a Chinese New Year Celebration Dance on Friday Jan 31st from 5pm to 7pm SLT. Grab your kimono come with or without a date! And Creations will also have the grand opening of *THE CREATIONS PARK FINE ART GALLERY PRESENTS* OLD WORLD JAPAN ~ RETURN TO KYOTO which also will include a dance on February 3rd from 6pm to 8pm SLT. The art exhibit portion of the event is open to the public from February 2014 until March 2014. So don’t miss out on this one of a kind charitable event. For more information, please contact Barbie Alchemi directly. I think you will have so much fun, I even included the taxi for you: limo:.

Take from? We all have moments when we buy needless things in SL. I mean, who could blame us really? We get to wear fashions, have furniture or houses, possess things, that we could not possibly afford in real life. So whats the harm in scaling back for one day, or maybe two, and giving in the hopes that we can help find a cure that effects so many people in our world. Because heck, Michael J. Fox was in his thirties when he was diagnosed with Parkinsons. I remember it like it was yesterday because the actor was doing a comedy set at the University of Florida “Gator Growl” homecoming weekend and it was all over the news. Thirty years of age, a life not even half lived in. Please help, because you never know, your donation may one day help to find the cure for you or one of the people you love. Just a little food for thought on this hump day.

More Information here:

Please watch this video which was voted BEST DRAX VIDEO OF 2013
The Drax File: World Makers- Episode 13 Creations for Parkinsons

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*CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION DANCE*
Friday ~ Jan 31 ~ 5-7 pm slt
MUSIC ~ DANCING ~ WISHING LANTERNS ~ FREE GIFTS ~ FRIENDS ~ FUN

The Roof Top Garden will be transformed for this special event.
For best experience set your Environment Settings to
Phototools- Moon Light 02 or check “Use region settings”

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/19/23/46


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*THE CREATIONS PARK FINE ART GALLERY PRESENTS*
A GROUP EXHIBITION

▲OLD WORLD JAPAN ~ RETURN TO KYOTO▲

ART EXHIBITION OPENS
MON FEB 3rd 6-8pm SLT
Theme dance in the gallery – Get your Kimono’s ready!

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

▲ TRADITIONAL KIMONO DESIGNER ooYukichioo

▲ SILENT YING, Brings us the Traditional Japanese Game of GO
Featuring a scripted board and demonstrations of the game,
as well as historical art featuring the game being played.

▲ The Imagery of Bamboo Barns
▲ ButterflyAire Fine Art
▲ EvanArt SL Photography
▲ LeLiiLa SL Photography

▲ Shambala Kimono SL Photography

▲ Zanth Fine Art
▲ and more

THIS GALLERY IS A FUND RAISING PROJECT FOR CREATIONS PARK TEAM FOX.

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THEMES FOR 2014

FEBRUARY/MARCH – KYOTO – OLD JAPAN*

APRIL/MAY – THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS*

JUNE/JULY – CREATIONS PARK PHOTO EXHIBITION
[CURATORS CHOICE]

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER – DREAMSCAPES*

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER – ABSTRACTIONS*

DECEMBER/JANUARY – SPIRIT OF THE SEASON*

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THIS GALLERY IS A FUND RAISING PROJECT FOR “CREATIONS FOR PARKINSONS TEAM FOX”.
Works will be for sale [optional 100% donation or 50/50 split]
100% of funds raised by the gallery go to
Creations for Parkinson’s Team Fox for
The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
You may donate directly on our official Team Fox webpage

http://www2.michaeljfox.org/site/TR?px=1006572&fr_id=1461&pg=personal

Shambala Kimono, Creations Fine Art curator
Shambala Resident, Creations Fine Art coordinator.

Dirty Little Lies

Or why Second Life Designers shouldn’t have contests for “Faces of.” My mouth has become unzipped and I hope I don’t ever regret this blog post, but with a heavy heart I feel I must speak. It’s tough for me because I am friends with pretty much everyone involved. So with light foot steps I decided to glance over the “event” itself and just tell of something similar. Over the weekend I did something very rare and un-Cao-like, I went to observe a contest. It’s rare for me to venture out into the world a’tall unless shopping, so to actually sit on a bench and watch for a few hours, that’s maybe a sometimes never thing for me, but that just tells you how much I cared for several of the participants in the contest. It was an odd assortment of contestants, some misses, some mid-season trained models and some newcomers in the mix. You’d think the judges would lean to the misses but as it turned out, in the end, it wasn’t so. That said, not being a part of the process, I have nothing further to say about this particular event, but it does call to mind one of my own experiences. And I do want to paraphrase, not all contests are bad, I happen to have been the Essence of Purple Moon and judged for the succeeding contest. I also believe Miss Virtual World, due to its broad scope, multiple judge changes and no monetary prizes is above board as well. It’s difficult to get multiple judges to collude with you over multiple venues and dates.

Dirty Little LiesOutfit: Champagne Sparkling Fashion, Cleopatra 2014 MVW Egypt National Costume **NEW**

But to what I saw over the weekend. When I was a new model, heck I reckon before I even went to my first modeling class, I was in a contest for a store I just absolutely adore. Sure like any model the lure of Lindens is nice, but I have to love the inventory to spend money on the outfit and a photographer to win a contest. That year, I was a finalist and happy actually to have made it that far. But I wanted to win. I immediately enrolled in MBMA, participated in the monthly portion of the stores contest, actually completed MVW Academy and later Miss Virtual World as a top twelve finalist. If I wasn’t ready this time, then I shouldn’t have been modeling a’tall. By the time the contest came around, I was in first place, about 20 points ahead of the person in second place. The odds looked good, but honestly, they should have. I worked hard, entering every single month, proud of the designer’s product and I was not some fly by night enter one month to be eligible, then win the Lindens and wander off kind of model. A terrible thing happened at the final, one judge gave me 1’s and 2’s (out of 10) on all categories, and yes it was an anomaly, the other judges averaged between 8’s and 10’s. How do I know this? Someone close to the contest (and to me) gave me the final compiled judges score card and told me who this model/designer/judge was so I would know to not get too close to the person since she so obviously disliked me but chose to hide it well. (yes, I have known all this time what you did, and I didn’t say a word to you about it even though I have worked with you several times since..) The result of her action? After all of my work, I ended up 4th and received nothing. Two years of effort for nil.

champagne1This dress is such a regal dream! *bats eyes like Liz Taylor*

The point? No, it wasn’t to wallow in self-pity. The point is these contests are so easily manipulated and there really is no way to keep them honest. If they are going to head south, there is no way to control them. My opinion why designer’s shouldn’t have them? Other than the third sentence in this paragraph, I think this designer did himself a grave injustice. Designer’s need to stop looking at these “Face’s of” as a face. If I were a designer, I’d pick the candidate that will not only take my Lindens, but will turn around and help me. Because this designer, in choosing the judges he did, completely lost out on a blogger, a steady customer, a model, but most of all, a friend because it took me a long time to get over it. I have. Gotten over it that is, I mean it could barely pass my “will you still be angry in a year” measure, it is a Second Life afterall, but I realized then, I am a blogger and a model, I am most certainly not a contestant and I never looked back. I hope the models who weren’t top three in this contest realize the same. In real life, if a design house has a face of their house they give it to the model who works hard for them, who truly represents their brand, not because they show up “that” day but due to the scope of their past work. Period. But, yanno? That’s just my two cents worth on the topic, take it for what it’s worth to you. Probably not too much. Have a low gravity Tuesday!

Holding One’s Pixel Tongue

finesmith HameraJewelry: Finesmith, Hamera **The Couturier’s Dock** . Hairs: Miamai, Donna .

I have something I want to blog, but I have decided to hold my tongue for today, because I think to speak of it now would only be a rant and rant’s are rarely a productive form of communication. Let me sleep on it again tonight and hopefully by tomorrow I can put things in perspective enough to thread my words together with a modicum of politeness. But for now. Are you kinda stuck on new things to wear? Is all that mesh starting to look alike to you? Looking into your closet, is all you can think to describe your wardrobe, boring, last season, blah, or what was I thinking? Well, don’t worry about it! It’s your lucky day!

capriccio di signoreOutfit: Violator, Capriccio di Signora **The Couturier’s Dock** .

There is a new round of The Couturiers Dock starting today, January 20, 2014 at noon! Remember, these are unique item, limited quantity products, sold at 50% off store price, so don’t miss out because once they are gone, they are gone! I know you will enjoy this round so much, I even included the taxi for you. Taxi:
Don’t just stand there, runnnnnnnnnnnn! Did I say limited quantity?

Pastel Moments

Pastel

Having a very laid back, low-gravity weekend, but enjoying every minute of it. The only word I can apply to this emotion I feel is I am pastel. Not too happy, not too sad, just about right there in the middle. I kinda like that way at times.

Pastel

Take from? I hope today you feel your cup full of pastel sunshine and sweetly shaded laughter. See you tomorrow everyone! <3

Outfit One:

Eye Makeup: Zibska, Altroa **Cosmetic Fair The Winter Edition**
Earrings: (Yummy), Large Pearl Earrings **Collabor88**
Necklace: (Yummy), Satin Bow and Pearls **COllabor88**
Cuff/Watch: [Mandala], Polly and Hokusai
Dress: Baiastice, Gygi
Hair: D!va, Miso “MVW Norway 2014″ **Collabor88*
Crown: lassitude & ennui, Dreamer tiara
Hands & Feet: SLink
Shoos: Miamai, Georgia
Poses: .label motion. Hera

Gamine

Gamine

Def. a small playfully mischievous girl. Nothing more, nothing less.

Gamine

How’s that for no Word and Peace, Draakje Dailey! I hope everyone has a gorgeous weekend! <3

Outfit:

Hair: Lelutka, Salome
Makeup:{{BSD Design Studio}} Supermodel Catwalk (first) **Cosmetic Fair Winter Edition**
{{BSD Design Studio}} Supermodel Catwalk Eyeliner, Black **Cosmetic Fair Winter Edition**
Collar: .Shi, Hesed Neck Warmer
Shirt: .Shi,Daleth Wrap Top
Pants: Maitreya, Couture Leggins
Shoos: Miamai, Georgia pumps
Jewelry: [Mandala], Osenbei, Motsumame, Anuttra, Utamaro, and Sitennoah

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless MindHow happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d. — Alexander Pope, “Eloisa to Abelard”

It was bound to happen again, my mother is tenacious at the best of times, but this one was at least unexpected in that it was a rather normal Thursday night. Knowing my mum has moments of loneliness, she is afterall newly widowed, I invited her to come out to dinner with me last night. I should have known when she walked in, a five foot nothing ball of cashmere and purposefulness, I was going to be a target. She sits down, places her purse and a magazine on the table beside her and tells me about how she spent her day. Normal enough, right? Looking suspiciously at the magazine under her purse, I nearly faint seeing its a current issue of Brides magazine. You know, “Brides” Magazine, that intellectual rag for those who seek scintillating reading material? The magazine every single mother who wants her daughter married off and married off fast carries around with her so she can plan a wedding on the fly, in 10 minutes or less? The fact that she brought it to dinner obviously means she means business this time.

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Eyeing her like a cornered animal and choking down the saw dust my meal had just become, I laugh a little too loudly, drink a little too much, my eyes dart around the room looking for the nearest escape route, so I can run before she opens up the one topic I hate more than all topics on this Earth, the dreaded “M” word. I mean, you don’t realize the magnitude of her power, she has a stink eye that would make Hercules bow before her, and in case you didn’t know it, my mother introduced me to my current beau Dr. Ben, ( http://anchailinalainn.com/2013/07/19/bringing-up-the-rear-and-spaghetti-westerns/ ) and somehow I think he has zero Herculean powers to withstand her ability to rain chaos on my quiet little world. Hey, I can’t make this stuff up, I’ve lived with it all my life!

Sweating profusely, the meal a solid rock in my stomach, the check paid, as I stood at the door to kiss my mum goodbye, I accidentally eyed the magazine in her hand. Catching my eye she looked down and says, “oh! I forgot to tell you, your cousin is getting married.” The take from? Don’t borrow worry, it will fall into your lap of its own accord and worrying just clutters up your mind senselessly. Be happy in who you are and where you are in life, and in relationships because right now is all you have, the past is filed away in compartments of: To die for, good, bad and ouchies, and the future is always an unknown. Why is it an unknown? Because we are not the only actors in our play, there is always the chance of some cataclysmal force to be reckoned with that turns all we know upside down, forever changing our future. In other words, if I’d ignored the magazine, stopped dreading a non-existent future converse, and just enjoyed being with my mother, I probably wouldn’t have this hang over right now. Just something to think about, for what its worth to you. Well, it’s “date night with Dr. Ben” and as you can see I have pink hair. Ah hell, I think I’ll just leave it that way for the weekend. I hope yours is amazing!

Outfit:
This round of the Cosmopolitan Sales Room ends the 19th January, so runnnnnn!

Hairs: Dura, Boy&Girl #50 **NEW** Taxi:
Hair Base: Lanevo
Outfit: Indyra, Aziza **Cosmopolitan Sales Room** Taxi:
Fur coat: AsHmOot_dolls, Dolly Fur **Cosmopolitan Sales Room** Taxi:
Earrings: Mandala, Otsumami
Belt: *Coco*, Wide belt
Glasses: Diram, Jocker glasses
Shoos: [sYs], Divine
Chairs: [*Art Dummy!] Huge <3 fave!, Bare chair **NEW** Taxi:

Pose: .slouch