Sunday, April 20, 2008

Merovingi Fashion Awards

Okay, I know it's been a really long time since I've blogged but I've been sooooo busy! Not only did Mr. Coolname and I decide to add garden apartments to our offerings for our business but I have been attending MODA and doing all the stuff that goes along with that.

One of those things is that I will be participating in my FIRST Runway show with other MODA students and Spotlight Models this next week. The shows begin at 8pm each evening Monday through Friday with a Gala to end the event on Saturday.

I will be walking in Tuesday and Thursday nights fashion shows and I can tell you the beautiful clothes that I and my fellow models will be wearing are simply wonderful :)

Please consider joining us to see these wonderful fashions and also suppport a worthwhile charity at the same time.

Please see MFA website for more details.

If you have a moment I will try to post some pics of some of my outfits but if not, come see me at the shows :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm in! I'm in! I'm in!

OMG! I hadn't mentioned this cause it was something I really wanted and mentioning it was like jinxing it or something.

But, I applied with the FACES sl modeling agency and have been crossing my fingers and toes and doing visualization and stuff and I'm in!

I'm an official FACES model.

You can see the list here.

Party time!

Lost in Wonderment

This is gonna be a quick post and yes, I know I'm a slacker for not posting more but we all can't be the lovely and posting-lots Alicia. ;)

If you, somehow, are perhaps brand new to SL or perhaps don't follow the fashion scene at all - then you may not know about the SL Relay For Life Clothing Fair, to benefit the American Cancer Society. You can read about the businessy side of things at the SLRFL site. You can read about all the amazing items produced for this event on any blog with the remotest interest in Fashion. I recommend that you check out the What's New blog to see even more new items being added all the time, and also the Fabulously Free blog which has a sim by sim rundown if you are interested in the freebies at all.

What I want to say, is simply this.

T H A N K Y O U to every single one of the people who has worked on organizing, advertising, designing, creating for this event. Walking around seeing all the work that has gone into this is, for me, a humbling and very moving thing. I lost two of the dearest people in my life to Cancer and it runs in both sides of my family. I keep crying when I think about it or look around at all you have done to help the victims of this overreaching disease. Anyone who can truly look at Second Life and say, "oh it's just a game about sex and whatever", has no idea what they are talking about. They have only to look at you prodigiously amazing people and what you have wrought to know this isn't true.

I happened to be present when ONE KIOSK slipped over to an amazing 100,000 Linden dollars. You read that right, One Hundred Thousand. Multiple that by, as an estimate since I don't have an exact figure, around 3.50usd (Linden Labs do take a cut when you cash out regrettably), yeah you get the picture. The total of donations is even more jaw-dropping. So T H A N K Y O U also, to the generous donors who have opened those Pixel Wallets and dropped in whatever they could spare. It is not going unnoticed, and it WILL make a difference.

Today, I am very happy to be one pixel girl in our incredible pixel world. *Hugs*

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Of Fashionista Totem Poles and Really Cute Shoes

This is gonna be a mega supah deluxe post cause I have so much to catch up on and just not a lot of time to do it in. I hope anyone reading who doesn't wanna read all of this will just skim by because every attempt I have made to put a cut in this thing just screws it up royally. Yes, I am lame. In fact, I may just split this up, yes, I think I will.

In case any of you were not aware, there is a hunt going on at Skin Fair and I meandered over there yesterday evening to take a peek. Whilst there, I ran into quite a few pixelettes and at least one pixelman. Scar Ayres astonished me with her Shoulder Sitter Skillz and then Whimsy Winx, Sai Pennell, Phinn Boffin, Hepzibah Beaumont, Gary Beebe, Tesa Jewell and even the fabulous Celebrity Trollop arrived to join us in the attempt to hold the record for most people standing on heads, at Skin Fair, at least.

The following two shots were taken by Miss Tesa, I played with them a little but you can hardly see me standing about midway in the stack. ;)

Clicky for an, as Whimsy might say, "It's beautiful, Jesus would like it," enlarged view of the proceedings. (Quote from a gesture Ms. Winx uses, lol )

I also took a roaming view around the Cassiopeia Isle Sim, home of LVS, where a dollarbie hunt is going on. Most of the items are for the ladies but gentlemen will be pleased to find there's a noble gent's outfit (medieval looking) to match the noble maiden's and some tee shirts to match the one I'm wearing in these pictures below for 1L each.

In addition to the tee shirt, I'm wearing the Fedora from the ETD hunt as well as one of the pairs of shoes. My hair is from Armidi as is my skirt, and my flashy green nail polish is from The Body Politik. Fatpacks for the win ;) The tattoos are a dollarbie gift from Etchd in honor of St Patrick's Day. I'm also sporting one of the pairs of earrings given out by Alienbear, and if you have not gotten the third gift from Alienbear and Sparkle Skye, today is the last day to do it.

Okay, now we has picatures.

I was a little sad to see that the fedora does not fit my admittedly slightly oversized head too well, and that it does not stretch. Nevertheless, I thought it looked pretty darned kewl.

There are three choices in this tee shirt as mentioned above. I got a kick out of, "If you pinch me, I will punch you," but that seemed a bit militant for this blog. Sooo, I went with the "Play with my Lucky Charms" one instead.

I want to take a moment to say thanks to all the many, many generous designers who give out freebies on holidays, during special events and just every day. You really help make SL what it is and that's much appreciated <3

I am in love with these shoes and quite hope that Elika Tiramisu is able to release them in tons more colors. Even a new (male) friend of mine mentioned, "Cute shoes!" No, he did not ask me if I wanted to adjourn to the bedroom pose balls afterwards either!

To see more of my "Irish Day" pics, click over to my flickr page.

I have lots more to talk about. MODA, applying to fashion agencies, participating in contests, putting in a free changing room for our "Five Units in One" Luxury Skyhomes as mentioned here. That will have to wait. Now I need some fortifying lunch and those pink hearts and green clovers just aren't going to cut it!

Doh! This shows how busy I have been, I have not been getting my regular dose of fashionosity as I didn't realize the Hampton Wedge *Was* released in tons of colors. Sheesh, send me some fashion iv stat!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sidonie Takes Pictures Part I

I have a habit, as I am wandering about the grid, of taking pictures. Lots and lots and lots of pictures. Sometimes it's of things I think should be reported to the Fashion Police immediately. Sometimes it's of things I think are cute, interesting, cool. Sometimes it's of me. Sometimes it's of friends. Sometimes it's of stuff I'm doing.

I thought today I'd post up some of my pictures with perhaps little paragraphs about what was going on, what was happening, while I took the picture. If you are not aware before, all my pictures are viewable in larger size through the good offices of Flickr and I try to take you right to the largest possible size with my link. Bear in mind that both Firefox and IE have a tendency to shrink larger size images and you may have to click on them with your magnifying glass to see the pic in full size. I recommend hitting open link in a new tab when you do that, but that's up to you!

These are in reverse chronilogical order, meaning the picture was taken/event happened more recently than pictures farther down the page. This is simply because so much happens every day I can't remember it all forever!

These first few are because of my lovely friend Ms. Tesa Jewell. I can't remember if she has a blog so I can't link it right now if she does, but nevertheless she is lovely. And, she shares with me my shoe fetish. My shoe fetish is so bad that Mr Coolname has started calling me Imelda. I promise though, that the only resemblance between me and that other Imelda is the shoe love.

So, last night at some point, Tesa and I are talking about, what else? Shoes! And she mentions a common related complaint. "I hate my toes." This brought up the fact that there are shoes with prim toes! Yes, if you didn't know this, you heard it here first! A bit of head scratching came up with a name for the same and at that point we got separated. I ended up finding these little treasures and carried a pair home to try out. These are made by a company/designer called !QUIT and are available only on the wall of a little Mall called Crumbi.

I also found they have to use their own ao and come with a hud to control skin tone on your toes, plus toe ring position, plus a ton of toenail polish options. The ao is meant to keep you in the proper position while wearing them and this, as you may have guessed has pitfalls. Nevertheless, the shoes are cute and I ended up with little skullies on my prim toenails.

So here's a pic of my foot with my prim toes, TADA!

We also paid a visit to Minx shoes and posed for a while on the couches that are there. I snapped this photo of Tesa there and edited out the shoes and customers in the background. I hope she likes it as I thought it came out very nice. I did a lot of fancy schmancy editing on this picture, including curves, some blurring stuff etc.

This next pic is one I snapped of me the night before. I just bought this new hair which is basically a short version of my much beloved Harlow from Cake. This one is called Berlin. What's interesting about this pic for me is that I happened to be editing something and caught my avatar's eyes closed. I thought that looked nifty so I took the shot. I've edited out the background of the store I was in and added a lot of different editing effects etc. See what you think.

I do a lot of freebie hunting, treasure hunts, whatever when I have a few free moments to do so. I see a lot of interesting things while doing this and this picture was taken on one such hunt. This little tableau was so cute, it was irresistible.

Now we have to hop into the wayback machine, cause this next pic was taken quite a while ago. The story behind it is that I was waiting to meet Mr. Coolname at Jades Jazz Lounge where there was a concert on her skating rink. I'm on a ball that makes you float and spin like an aerialist and I caught this snap just at the right moment, imo.

I think this is enough spammage for one day. I did, however, want to draw your attention to the beautiful pictures taken by the wonderful Miss IcyQueen Nightfire and the accompanying blog entry over here. She came by to visit the Skyhomes that Mr Coolname and I have for rent and I think her pictures of the same are much better than mine. Please go over to take a look and admire her work. (And see what she has to say about the homes!)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Shout Out to a Real Gentleman

It may not have been apparent to most people I know, but I have been in that state which can best be described as Hormonally Induced Madness. You ladies will know what I'm talking about, and I'm sure you gentlemen can guess.

I have been cranky with hair. No, I have been a virago with hair. Everything upset me. Everything pissed me off. Everything made me want to curl up in a corner and cry and simultaneously use those laser beam eye things to render people who annoyed me into dust.

It was bad. One of the worst episodes I can remember having.

Mr. Coolname put up with a lot from me. He didn't yell at me. He didn't break up with me. He didn't tell me to take my bad mood and go to hell. He is an amazing man and a real gentleman and I just wanted to take the time to say so here.

Thanks, Ras. You're really the best.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Quick Note to Say...

I have updated my blog links to the right over there. ==============>

If I've added the blog it's because I regularly read it, seek it out, refer to it, etc. This is entirely personal preference and what I enjoy. You have just won a sparkly link back.