Passion

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Petey and I spent a wonderful day together, making poses, taking pictures, dancing, listening to music and just enjoying each other. I must say, he really liked my new lingerie from Osmia, for the FrouFrou event.

How did you spend your day?

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Kotte – Bebop Robe (red)
Osmia – Mary Set (white) NEW RELEASE @ FrouFrou
N-Core – Jeane (fatpack) (not shown)
Stealthic – Passion (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Lode – Juliet Collection (deep red)

Pose prop by Glam Affair (dark stage)

Rainy Day Blues

It’s beautiful weather here in the Sunshine State, but the latest round of Collabor88 definitely reminds me of the impending Summer weather that will hit us in a few months. But hey, as long as it doesn’t encroach on my beach days, then I don’t mind.

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Bold & Beauty – Hana Skin (fair)
Cynful – Rainy Baby Set (black/blue) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ingenue – Britta Bootie (noir) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Nena – Fishnet Tights v1
Besom – Hard Candy/Extra Long Sleek Pony (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Poses by Label Motion (julia & gwen)
Prop by RAMA (moss wall RARE)

Best Bad Ever

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Deiene (america) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Spirit – Alexix Top (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Rowne – Bianca Bralette Set (red) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Emery – Ed Jeans (nevado) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Garbaggio – Karen Pumps (black)
Noir – Mia Bracelets (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Foxy – Whip Hair (natural ombres)
Villena – Fishnet (black)

Poses by Marukin (willow)
Backdrop by RAMA (obsolete door)

Crossover Meme

Hello lovelies!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a meme around these parts and while I was scrolling through some of the past ones that I’ve done, I realized how much fun I had with my very first. Hard to believe it was five years ago since my original ‘Behind the SL Me Meme‘ so I’ve gone a little wild and brainstormed some new questions that share a little bit more about the real us!

Feel free to use these or create and share your own favorites and ‘about me’ questions. Don’t forget to share your links and let us learn a little bit about the real you! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Where do you live?  Florida
What is your eye color?  Green
What is your hair color?  Black
What is your favorite cookie?  Chocolate Chip
What is your favorite Disney Movie?  Beauty and the Beast

What is your favorite board game?  Cards Against Humanity
What kind of car do you drive?  2001 Ford Mustang in White
What is your favorite fruit?  Berries
What is your favorite alcoholic drink?  Bahama Mama
What is your favorite favorite month?  January

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
Who is your favorite music artist?  Celine Dion
What is your favorite Kool-aid flavor?  Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade
What was your favorite childhood toy?  Barbie

What type of phone do you have?  LG Stylo 2
What is your favorite video game?  Final Fantasy 7
What is your favorite amusement park?  Walt Disney World
Who is your favorite comic villain?  Poison Ivy
What brand of toothpaste do you use?  Colgate Total

Road to Nowhere

I just love when a new brand makes it into a popular event, especially one with so much potential as Navy & Copper. If you’re not familiar with this brand, color HUDs include 30 color choices with basics/roots/tips/combination. Tones are available in blondes, brunettes, reds and grayscales. I would like to see some color choices- maybe some pastels or bolds added in the future, but overall, I do love the textures. Currently, you can find their hair in Shiny Shabby and faMESHed, but do stop by the mainstore for more, as well as a group gift (free to join!) and discounts for joining.

On a side note- is it me or are the availability of photogenic sims for bloggers really dwindling these days? If you’ve got any interesting SLURLs to share, please let me know!

With that being said, I was scouring my inventory for a backdrop to use when I stumbled across an oldie but goodie in Milk Motions June 2017 Arcade release (previously blogged here.) Though I really wanted to use this piece, my parcel is just plum out of prims, so I donned my dark sunglasses, checked both ways and crossed the street on over to Backdrop City.

In the passed few weeks, the drama has been real over creators and event coordinators boycotting Backdrop city for multiple reasons. We’ve all got differing opinions when it comes to content, purchasing rights and the use of items we own in SL- yet nevertheless, the concept of this sim has in fact been around for quite some time. So why only now has it become an issue?

I do think that if the pieces are appropriately credited, then it is basically free advertising for creators. On the other hand, I definitely think the keepers of Backdrop City, out of respect for creators and events, should wait until an event is over before offering them ‘free to use’ for the public. Whether or not that is already happening though, I am not sure. (Insight anyone?)

As for me, while I prefer to own the backdrops I use for editing purposes, I do like the place as it offers quite a lot for bloggers and residents to use and it did give me some ideas for backdrops that I will definitely go out and purchase on my own.

From what I saw when I first visited, the group is free to join and no profit is being made from the use of these backdrops. There is a sim tip jar, however, and obviously if you are using the place it wouldn’t hurt to help support the upkeep. Sim costs don’t just grow on trees, you know. Whether or not tipping might be considered profit is up for debate, I’m sure.

All in all, I’ve certainly heard some good feedback from both sides. Arguments that Backdrop City is taking a bite out of creators’ profits by offering their items for free use, yet at the same time hearing that it isn’t much different than people reselling gachas for a cheaper (or higher/profitable) price. Or, in visiting just about a sim and taking pictures with anything but Linden plants in the background. Same difference, no?

What are your thoughts on Backdrop City, or the controversy surrounding free to use backgrounds for the community?

Meanwhile, I will just be over there, sipping my Lipton with Kermit the Frog.

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Navy & Copper – Latte Hair (gingers) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Scandalize – Valvena Pants (militar) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Rebel Gal/Ec. Cloth – Ruffled Lace-Up Bustier (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Coco – Puffer Jacket (maple)
Breathe – Jona Heels (black) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden
Nanika – Darina Tattoo (black)
Anachron – Round Frame Glasses (top bar gold/tinted)
Bamse – Tagged Choker (bye felicia) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden

Poses by Vilda & Phew
Scene by Milk Motion (road to nowhere)
Location @ Backdrop City

The Color of Love

It’s February and that means love is in the air all around! With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, many events and designers grid wide are releasing all sorts of goodies. These new heart balloons by Moon Rabbit are part of a gacha set available at Shiny Shabby. While I do wish they were modify so you can change the size of them, they are a lot of fun! You can grab the rare bundles in red, black or pink (single versions in pink as well!) They also come with some pretty fun phrases, too.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you fall into all of the hype, or is it just another day for you?

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head & Rogue Bun
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Scandalize – Senuna Leggings (black) NEW RELEASE @ Cosmopolitan Event
Toksik – Dulcet Blouse (white)
Nardcotix – Sophie Stiletto (red) NEW RELEASE @ Blush
Luxuria – Fleurette Lingerie (scarlet red)
Izzie’s – Heart Mole Applier
Moon Rabbit – Red Balloons RARE #3 NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby

Poses by Paper Rabbit (poses 115-120) NEW RELEASE @ Blush
Location @ Tres Chic