Got Nothing To Wear Again?

Can't Find Anything to Wear?

Don’t worry about it! On March 29, 2013 at 1:00PM SLT, we are starting a new round of The Couturier’s Dock, featuring creatively minded designers, to you, our creatively minded consumer’s. Welcome to the Couturier’s Dock! We are Salimar Art SIM and it’s time to recycle this fun event and the inventory will disappear quickly and once the current inventory is gone, it is gone. We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 50 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us?
The Couturier’s Dock: Taxi:

The Couturier's Dock

It.Begins. Couturier’s Dock.2013.

It.Begins. Couturier's Dock.2013.

Closet Full, but still can’t find anything to wear? Don’t Worry About it!

On January 30, 2013 at 9:00AM SLT, we are starting a new round, featuring creatively minded designers, to you, our creatively minded consumer’s. Welcome to the Couturier’s Dock! We are Salimar Luxury District and it’s time to recycle this fun event and the inventory will disappear quickly and once the current inventory is gone, it is gone. We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 70 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us? Taxi:

Designers*
AD Creations Dollhouse
Baoba
BeloD
Blackliquid
Drift
Finesmith
HMAEM
LibDescent
Loovus Dzevavor
LovelyMi Makeups
*LpD*
OC Creation
PiCHi
*SoliDea FoliEs*
White Widow
Violator

Outfit One:
Hair: Boon, ARK554
Hairsticks: Mandala Kimono chopsticks
Knickers: Ladies Who Lunch, Claire
Closet: Glitterati, Shopaholics Closet
Pose: Corpus 2013-006
SHOOS!!!! *NEW* (to be blogged next week) GOS Boutique, Marilyn (250 skin tones, just not Cao’s >.<)

Nattering.Prattle.

Nattering.Prattle.

No blog today, my brain is always so full of nattering prattle I oft think I am hearing voices. The lucky thing is, they aren’t telling me to DO anything. They are just my constant companion it seems. I suppose its because I am quiet by nature and usually surrounded by quiet. But like most who like to write, I am aware of the ebb and flow of the electrons of my brain and I know if I write this late in the day my words mix up and my letters craftily move into an opposite order in which they were typed. Don’t believe me? Ask the Dragon, by a certain hour of day in SL I tell her, it’s time for me to log. Of course, it comes out like “tsi tmie fro em ot gol.” I’ve always wondered if she knew what that meant.. She’s known me so long that these days, after reading my garble for a while she will say, “Isn’t it time for you to og?” But then, thats what friends are for, right? I hope you all have a gorgeous night!

Nattering.Prattle.

Outfit:

Headpiece: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Mila
Hair: Boon
Outfit: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Winter Tutu
Boots” Bax, (is that brand still around?)

Some.People.Feel.The.Rain.Others.Just.Get.Wet.

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What a very true statement that is, I think Bob Dylan was a very wise man. And we all know those “get wet” people, they are the ones who consistently focus on their own discomfort instead of focusing outwards and realizing perhaps, in the long run, their own discomfort isn’t quite so bad after all. In Second Life, I like to relate this to constantly having your camera focused on your own avatar, instead of seeing with amazement all that surrounds you. So today, I have a new take from. (yes, there is one). I wanted to throw out some “News Year’s” resolutions for SL models and aspiring models. And maybe for some real world “avatars” as well. I’d love to hear some of yours too, if you’d like to comment. And I could think of no better designer’s design to wear today then my friend Giz Seorn of Gizza.

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1) My first and fave is: smile, it improves your face value. I personally love to smile, don’t you? When I chat with friends and strangers inworld sometimes I smile so much I swear my laptop thinks I am in love with it. 2) Be forever grateful of the gifts you receive, even if it is just a short hello. Because think about it, on that day someone thought of you kindly enough to say “hello.” 3) In return, always find something to compliment in others, every one has at least one something worthy of praise so learn to dedicate your space, your face, and your time to the wellness of others. 4) Follow the 3 question rule about things that bother you. a. How important is my complaint to the “big picture?” b. Is what I have to say important to others, or just myself? and c. Will it seem as important a week, month, year from now? If you answer yes truthfully, then approach it by thinking about and then saying what you feel. Words are weapons as sharp as any sword.

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Resolutions for modeling in particular. 5) You are not marked by your past. What did or did not occur in the past, does not ever mean it will continue on into the future forever. Learn from what went wrong, or what went right, expand upon it and move on, healthier, happier and stronger for having experienced what happened. 6) If worried about trying, what ever it is, a casting, a contest, a school, a career.. remember to think about what’s the worst that can happen from trying? You fail and get made fun of? You fail and are out some money? What is so important that you would choose to live a life of unhappy sameness when you have the chance to succeed and live your dream, but if only you would just try? 7) Do not ever compare yourself to others, make yourself with your own hands. If Steve Jobs had failed (actually he did, several times) but if he failed and never made it, should we all have wrung our hands with shame, walked away and said “it’s impossible!”? I certainly hope not. If it’s not right, dust off the big girl knickers, regroup, realign, recreate and push on. Somewhere in each of us is this wonderful soul, heart and mind, well able to bring us what we seek, if only we could learn to let go of the “I can’ts”, “I faileds” and the “it cant be dones, especially by me(s)”. I know, my dragon friend Draakje, “word and peace.” I’ll silently move away before I’ve got you all snoring on your desktops, I was perhaps wandering away with the keyboard a little. I hope you all have a New Year that fulfills the delightful wonders being dreamt in your hearts. Slurls on SLurls page. And here’s one to Gizza: Taxi:

Outfit One:
Jacket: Gizza, hooded sweater
Shorts: Gizza, loose denim short *New*
Hairs/HatL Exile, raspberry beret
Boots: Gos, wellington
Umbrella/pose: What Next?, Rainy day
Earrings: Mandala, senjyu earring

Outfit Two:
Gown: Gizza, Anna *New*
Hairs: Vanity Hair, cotton club *NEW*
Gloves: Mimikri, glove
Jewelry: Donna Flora, Brenda earrings, Samara watch, Arturo ring
Makeup: Mons, lipstick

Outfit Three:
Gown w hat and gloves: Gizza, Linnda *New*
Hairs: Lelutka, pacahontas
Jewelry: Mandala, pearl
rain

Making.Spaces.Treasured.Faces.

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Jacket: sYs, Black Swan (Love this!). Hairs: Vanity Hair, Lady Boy. Leggins: Indyra, from the Venice outfit. Earrings: Finesmith, Feather Story NEW!. Shoos: Diktator, Envy. Bra: Ladies Who Lunch. Ugly Ciggy: Di’s Opera Pose: DelMay

Ok, I know it and so do you. Second Life with it’s anonymity creates vast crevices where a ton of drama can pile up. The virtual world has a faster gossip mill than the Central Intelligence agency of most third world countries. Why? I suppose because some people thrive on it. Me? I prefer to keep my pixelated head entrenched deeply in the sand. The take from, and you know there always is one.

vanity lady boy indyra leggins from venice finesmith feather story sys black swan diktator envy It’s a high gravity Monday after taking 9 days off, I chose to dress like I mean business. In a cheeky way of course.

Everyone has some crazy friends, or coocoo family members. You know the ones, they can be a joy one moment or a living ‘ell the next. But you can’t fix crazy. You also shouldn’t spend a lot of time on worry, trust me this worry is probably small compared to the one waiting just around the corner for you to show up. As for the friend? And it may sound mean but their problems are theirs, not yours. What is important to you is how you let their problems effect you. Empathy for them is understandable and right. But as to their solution, this is where you make space for them to figure out their own. Let them know you are there for them and then step back and just be there.

diktator envy These shoos. mmmmm I smell sex and candy.. Hot, hot hot.

I did a mix and match today and have to say, I just love this jacket from sYs, so incredibly amazing! The shoos from Diktator need no introduction, but watch out, Draakje already licked the vendor.. The hair is from Vanity Hair and is a perfect have available in inventory style. I love to pull it out every once in a while because of its shorter length and pulled back style. I heard a rumor, but a good one, that Yula Finesmith of Finesmith Designs is back and back in style to boot. I just fell in love with this whispy and gorgeously feathered necklace and earring set. If you get a chance, swing by one or all of these designers stores, I know you will find the perfect attire for your drama free Monday as well. (The SLURL’s are under my “last known SLURL’s page.” I know, lazy Cao, but for today you will have to empathize with me, I’m just off vacation and running a little jagged.

Finesmith feather story Cao’s in feathers, I’m sure there is a nursery rhyme in there somewhere.

Hye.Ja.

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Gown and Hairs: Desir, Chinese Shena. Jewelry: Alienbear, Feng Huang. Pose: Essential Soul, Shy Away

Short blog today, with no take froms. Well maybe one take from. The gorgeous kimono styled gown above is part of the exquisite new inventory in store at Desir, a dream of a store created by Vivien Emerald. The thing is, over the past few weeks she dropped a few gowns on me, and honestly? I loved them all so much I couldn’t settle on just one to blog. The take from? Think about that last sentence and it should come to you. I love Desir so much, I even included the jinriksha for you: Riksha:

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Gown: Desir, Sayoko. Hairs: Vanity Hair, Lady Boy

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Dress, Hat and Hairs: Desir, Chinese Dragon. Jewelry: Alienbear, Feng Huang

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Dress, Hat and Hairs: Desir, Starline. Jewelry: Donna Flora, Vivien and Brenda. Bracelet: Mandala, Sitennoah

Foolish.Wisdoms.

Foolish.Wisdoms.

Well. I survived my foray into New Orleans. Who wouldn’t really? It’s such a gorgeously historic place. I just feel a little bit under the weather, which isn’t a good start to the new year. For my first blog of this New Year I’m not blogging clothes, so for the picture I chose this simple (and stunning) cowl-necked cocktail from Erratic Rain of the store Erratic and played it down with the Vanity jacket from the same designer. Short, simple and sweet.

A little over a week ago a dear friend of mine, who works for one of my favorite designers, began a rant on FB about an avatar in the store who didn’t change their shape so the system skirt she was wearing made her arse appear bigger than usual. For some reason, because of the simple fact the avatar was over two years old, my friend felt they should know about system skirts and design flaws. Well, I have to say, first of all, I adore this friend but I am of the sort who feels ranting on public forums probably isn’t the wisest course of action in any situation. But second, and more a point of my own shortcomings, I can attest as a fact that I myself had no clue about system skirts and arses until after two years of existence as well. Some of us take life at face value and just assume the situation is what it is. But after thinking on this for a few days I came to a conclusion of a blog I wanted to write, so here is the take from.

I get asked all the time which modeling schools I recommend. As you can see, I went to Mimmi Boa modeling academy, MVW academy (upper level courses), Outrageous Glamour advanced and Passion Academy (the only one that was free and I can say in this case free does not mean subpar, it is an excellent school taught by former MVW’s). I enjoyed them all, but this is what I feel about SL modeling courses. There is so much information you can learn without taking courses, so learn as much as you can by doing, by practicing, by interacting with other models. If you don’t know something, ask. Now, I DO recommend you attend at least one academy because it is a good way to meet other models, designer’s and really to get your name known a little faster. Talk to the schools, ask questions, talk to other models and see how they feel about the school from personal experience and choose one that is within your budget, because many of them are pricey and as I said, price doesn’t necessarily mean the education is better. So research and plan the course of action that makes YOU happy, because trust me, models don’t get rich, it definitely has to be a labor of love.

The second part of what I decided to blog. I have created pages (along the left panel of the front page) with some of the major tips and advice I’ve learned along the way. Many were taught to me and some I just picked up through experience but in all ways, I hope someone out there finds it helpful. Have a happy New Year and may your days be filled with love and kindness!

Beignets.And.Chickory.Coffee.

Beignets.And.Chickory.Coffee.

Just in time for that splendid New Years Eve celebration, Enzo Champagne, of Champagne Sparkling Fashion has released a scrumptious party cocktail dress and a poshly divine menswear outfit. Both are not overly-fussy but simple and chicly detailed giving them an understated elegance that is bound to make you the looked to couple of the gala! As a note: the diamond studded headpiece is a part of the outfit! YAY! One stop shopping for the overworked avatar! Of course, there is no sexier accessory than an Apollo Call on the arm! xo Head over to Champagne Sparkling Fashion and pick up your own, always perfect New Year’s Gala attire. I’m so sure you will love it, I’ve included the streetcar for you! Taxi:

As an aside, for all those in the “Big Easy” save a table for me at the Cafe Du Monde, I’ve a date with a few beignets and chickory coffee planned! (Go Gators!) See you January 4th my Second Life friends, I’ve a little real life to create. xo

NEW EVE Poster

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Are you still looking for the perfect little outfit to wear to that special New Year’s Eve party?

Just in time to welcome in 2013, CHAMPAGNE! Sparkling Couture releases NEW EVE!

FOR THE LADIES:

NEW EVE gives you that flashy little party dress you are sure to get compliments on! Cute, sassy, glitzy, and with a touch of glow, the strapless silver sequined bodice and sheer, flowing silver skirt will garner attention wherever you go. The mesh part of the dress comes in 5 sizes, from XXS to XL, and can be demoed at the store.

The included headpiece — comprised of diamond jewels and sparkling silver ribbons — is unique and impeccably styled for this dress, but one you can incorporate and utilize with other apparel in your wardrobe! And what a fabulous dress to style up with jewelry, shoes, and so many other accessories to get the look you absolutely want and love!

FOR THE MEN:

NEW EVE gives you a casual, sexy, and very macho outfit that everyone will notice! The white satin shirt with button detail, is open to the waist, buttoned below the waist, with a striking stand-up silver sequined collar and matching cuffs. The mesh shirt comes to you in 5 sizes as well, from XXS to XL, and available to demo at the store. The silver white trousers are detailed with the sequined texture around the waist and on each pocket.

Included with the men’s version are silver boots with sparkling ties and ribbon details and a diamond and silver ribbon “boutonniere” to wear on the lapel of the shirt. The look is hot and festive and one you can mix-and-match with other pieces of your wardrobe.

For both men and women, NEW EVE is the one you will reach for time and time again — it is the perfect choice to reach for when you are dancing till dawn and want to be comfortable yet festive!

Get it now while you can! Take the limo below and try NEW EVE today!

Cheers,
Enzo Champagne
Sparkling Champagne Fashion for a glittering life!

And check out our NEW website!
http://www.champagne-sparkling-couture.com

And be sure to follow us at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/champagne-sparklingfashion

Postcard.From.the.Edge.

No hope for the human race

Recently while perusing failbook.com, I ran across this picture and had to pause. I’d like to think I’d save the child, but then what would I have to blog about? As luck would have it, camels are herbivores, so he’ll probably just give him a hair swirly and move on. Besides, this is one of those epic pics that just doesn’t get any better! You know the one. That pic of you taken when you were two years old and you faceplant in a mud puddle? Or the one taken when you were five and decided to play dress up with your mother’s makeup and clothes? Or better yet, the pic your best-friend-forever took of you when you left the ladies room at the bar and your skirt was tucked into your panty hose? Ok, ok, alcohol may have been involved in the last one. But you know the pics, all those little missteps and embarrassing moments that somehow always end up caught on picture. Those pictures that always seem to be shown over and over through the years and they never seem to lose their laugh appeal. The point is, we all have them, so own them. I think when we love ourselves enough to laugh at ourselves, we have truly grown up. If we spent half the time making fun of things we’ve done instead of making fun of what others are doing, the world would be a more peaceful place! So free it up this holiday and take a moment, and laugh. I hope you will be happy you did. As for the child, well, I’d probably be guilty of taking the pic. No, honestly? I’m kind of clumsy, I’d probably find my head in the camels mouth.

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I know! I know! I said no blog until after the New Year! But when I took a look at the new hairs from Dura called “Boy and girl 39″ I just had to shoot it! Well that and the fact my parents are driving me crazy. I hope your are having an amazing holiday, eating, drinking, being merry and if your like my little dragon friend, spending a day gifting yourself with anything your heart desires. It’s Christmas, shouldn’t you give the best gift to your best friend? Yourself. Have fun and I can’t wait to be back to see you all!

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Outfit:

Hairs: Dura, boy girl 39 *New*
Jacket: Erratic, Vanity jacket
Pants: Drift, apartment pant *New*
Shoos: Ladies Who Lunch, gauntlet
Pose: Pics N Poses

Au.Revoir.

Dusting.Off.The.Big.Girl.Knickers.

I was speaking with a dear friend in Second Life yesterday. Something recently happened to her in her first life that left her just a little off-kilter. We’ve all been there probably. I think we are given tragedy every once in a while to remind us not to rush through life with single minded purpose, to live with all the senses, to slow down and remember to feel. I don’t mean this to minimize anything anyone is going through, I could never even know what another person is facing, I am speaking in a personal nature of the tragedy’s that have befallen myself. And yes, like everyone, I have had a few. But for myself I say, and in hope it will help some of you, take a little time to savor the pain, it is yours to hold but as time passes, forgive yourself, and let it go. If there was a lesson to be learned from the tragedy, learn it, but always, even you deserve forgiveness, kindness and peace. Life is for the living.

Au.Revoire.

Here at this end of the year, my last blog of the year, I want to thank all of you! I don’t get around Second Life very much anymore, being “old and retired” and all (thanks Zaara and Kim for telling me so!) Thank goodness my Dragon bought me a motorized wheel chair for my rez day.. o.O But anyway, thank you all for always being so funny, so fun and just plain nice to me. I have so many wonderful friends in Second Life and each of you holds a place in my heart. You are all so creative, so amazing, I just know I would adore you in real life too if we were ever to meet! I’ve received a gazillion and one Christmas holiday cards, about as many best wishes IMs and I can’t tell you how much I treasure all of them! So before I cry and get sappy, I wish you the best holiday you have ever had, I hope santa knows your wish list and gives extra, and I can’t wait to start this all over from the beginning with you all on January first! So behave for another day or two, then swing from the chandelier’s if you so wish on December 26th. I figure we have a week to be naughty then its back to “work” again! I want to send a special thank you with love to Draakje Dailey, my dragon. Of all the friends she had to get stuck with it had to be a Cao who is lost more than found! Thank you for all you do to make my Second Life function right. (Though I half think she is the one who keeps making me crash…) She knows so much about things, I think she might have a Linden in her pocket… love you all! Namaste.

Outfit One:
Hat/Jacket: *SoliDea FoliEs*
Boots: Belgravia
Jewelry: Mandala
Hairs: Tuty
Trunk set, What Next?
Mannequins, :AOF:
Pose: Del May

Outfit Two:
Shirt: Mon Tissu, ruffled Shell
Fur: Mimikri
Skirt: Ladies Who Lunch, from the Ava gown
Gloves: Mimikri
Jewelry: Mandala, Watch *NEW* Sitennoah. Necklace, Onigiri. Earrings, Leather Feather. Rings, Motsumame, Annuttra
Hat: Miamai, Memento Fascinator
Hairs: Boon, PKJ371
Pose: Corpus, Love my Dico! <3