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)

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

Sugar High

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Judith (america) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Osmia – Wendy Set (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
M.Birdie – Leah Look – Jacket on Shoulder5
Opale – Nicole Hair (essentials) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Essenz – Palermo (black) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Redgrave – Maddison Sunglasses
Olive – The 7 Times Dying Cross Necklace (carbon)
Random Matter – Hani Necklaces (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Amala – Jacqueline Stacking Rings NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Izzie’s – Sheer Tights (black/more sheer)

Poses by Kirin (florence)
Prop by RAMA (wood panel 1)

Happy New Year!

Yes, so I know this post is a few days late, but I wanted to think long and hard on what some of my SL New Year’s Resolutions might be. I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot this year but, as always, there is room for improvement.

  1. Spend more time learning and applying new Photoshop techniques to some of my pictures. I typically use the most basic versions to crop and slightly enhance my images and the more detailed I decide to get in editing, the more I will branch out and use the newer and more complex versions. I’d also like to spend more time with my drawing pen, which I am really loving, but still fight with from time to time.
  2. Expand on the content of my blog. I blog a lot about fashion because, well, I love it. But, I would like to spend more time on covering decor, events and yes, even the controversial subjects in my posts.
  3. Finish decorating our home. I love landscaping and playing around with home decor. But much to Petey’s dismay, I can never seem to finish one design or theme before I get bored and then start in on another. We’ve been together five years now and I don’t think I’ve finished a project yet. Even our home at the Grove sits with three unfinished rooms. Oops.
  4. Become more active on Social Media. The opposite is usually true for most people in RL. We spend way too much time on our devices, engaged in internet frivolity. But for us bloggers, social media is a big deal and I have been sorely lacking. I know, I know- I’m sorry!
  5. Update my blog. I was so glad when I finally finished this a few days ago that I put it on my list just so I can cross it off. I’ve certainly been overdue for a new look, and I even changed the name!

I’d love to hear what all of you resolve to accomplish this 2018. Feel free to comment or link below so that I can read up on your New Year’s resolutions!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Doux – Ambrosio Hairstyle (fades) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Giz Seorn – Thammy Dress/Transparent (fatpack exclusive) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Reign – Glitteratii Heels (w/hud)

The Scene:

Sayo – Twenty18 Backdrop (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Anc – Confetti (gold)
Hive – Celebration Balloons NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Keke – 2018 Sign (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber

Champagne Prop by ChicChica
Pose by EZ Poses (another toast from us/modified)