When there is Hope there is Life

Bringing Hope

When there is hope after a tragedy there is life. So much of helping people when they have lost everything, or they have hit rock bottom is about giving them hope. Hope that things will get better, hope that there is a future, hope that someone out there cares about them and what happens to them. As a community, it’s important to give others hope and let them know that with help, they will get through what is one of the hardest times of their lives. Two charity events in Second Life do just that – one is the Hope After Harvey event and the other is the upcoming Rock Your Rack event. Hope After Harvey supports the American Red Cross Disaster Fund which allows them to assist anyone who is a victim of a tragedy – either a hurricane such as Harvey and now Irma, or even if their house burns down in the middle of the night. It also supports the Houston Humane Society which has worked tirelessly through the high waters rescuing animals, and making sure others who are cut off from food by flood waters have adequate food to make it through until the water recedes. Two very worthy reasons to go and shop at this fundraising event, or even just drop some lindens in the donation box at the event. It’s open until September 20th.

My Gown is a special limited edition available only at the Hope After Harvey event. This gorgeous gown and included forehead tiara is a special Limited edition Sapphire color of the “Kaya” gown from Azul. Mami Jewell has graciously provided 4 different special edition gowns/dresses for this charity event, all with 50% of the proceeds going to the cause. Why not treat yourself to a gorgeous AZUL gown while supporting those who need hope. Find it at the Hope after Harvey Event going on now.

Kaya Tiara

My nails are a new release at the Imaginarium Gacha event from Alme. Beautiful blue floral wreaths are just one of 10 common polish Hud’s available along with 2 Rare HUD’s for just $50L a pull. After 20 pulls you will receive a beautiful red and white floral HUD that will only be available during this event and will be retired. Alme nail huds work with Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, Vista Bento and Tuty’s nails. The Imaginarium event closes September 28th.

Floral Gacha Nails

Finally, I want to let you know about the upcoming Rock Your Rack 2017 Event opening September 30th. This amazing event is in it’s 5th year supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s event will feature 58 designer booths, 11 fashion shows, DJ Dance Parties, Live Musicial Entertainment, a 10L Hunt, Silent Auctions and the Kultivate Rock Your Rack Art Show. Two weeks of festivities will certainly be the place to be to not only find amazing exclusives, but to get one of a kind pieces of art, fashion and hear amazing musical performances. Visit the Rock Your Rack Website for all the details leading up to the event and then be sure to visit the event between Sept. 30th and October 14.

RockurRack Ad 3 2017

Styling Notes:
Gown & Forehead Tiara | AZUL – Kaya/Sapphire for Hope After Harvey Event
Hair | enVOGUE – Layka in Light blondes
Nails | alme – Flower Gacha 08 at the Imaginarium Event
Necklace | Maxi Gossamer – Bachata Chained Cross Necklace Gold
Earrings | Bens Beauty – Solitaire Cross Earrings Gold
Pose | an lar Poses – The Bronte Series

Shot on Location at Netherwood

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Summer Lace

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Summer still has life in it, this weekend is packing one last hurrah as far a heat goes, and so this beautiful lace sundress from AZUL is perfect! This is the “Jeanne” dress. This layered, lace dress is full length and straight with spaghetti straps and a deep V front allowing you to stay cool and show off that tan you worked so hard on this summer. It comes in 17 different colors including one marketplace limited edition and one special for platinum members. It comes with the coordinated hair flowers that match the flower on the bodice. This comes with mesh versions for Maitreya Lara, Belleza, Slink, and standard mesh. It’s at the AZUL Mainstore now.

My Hair is from enVOGUE. This is the “Ramona” hair in light blondes. It has two versions, one with the hair coming down the right, and one down the left. Both have a materials and non-materials version. I’m wearing one of the hair colors in the light blondes pack, but there are several packs available, one sure to have your perfect shade. It’s at the enVOGUE a mainstore now.

Summer Lace

Finally, these amazing nails are from Alme. The “Rainbow” nails are at the Trunk Show now through September 13th. These fun nails have five different nail designs, you can wear just one, or mix them all as I have done here. I love them. So fun! Visit the trunk show and pick them up there, or they will be at the Alme mainstore following the event.

Rainbow Nails

Styling Notes:
Gown and Hair Flowers | AZUL – Jeanne in Catseye
Hair | enVOGUE – Ramona light Blondes
Nails | Alme – Rainbow for the Trunk Show

Shot On Location at Maison de L’amitie

Fireside

Firelight

Summer is coming to an end, just a couple of weekends to go, and this one is being spent relaxing by the fire with friends. Not looking forward to going back to work here in just another week, but the promise of future summers is always on my mind……

See styling notes, but I want to feature in this post from my sponsors – hair and nails. First up is my fantastic braided hairstyle from enVOGUE. This is “Lorelay” in light blondes. It’s a great chunky braid that goes down the back. Amazing details, and you can change the color of the bands on the ends of the braids to coordinate with your outfit via included HUD. I’m also wearing the CATWA hairbase V2 in light blonde also from enVOGUE to coordinate perfectly.

Firelight Portrait

Golden Leopard Nails

My nails are so fun! These are the “Golden Leopard Spots” from Alme for this month’s round of the Chapter Four event. I’m wearing the fun cream with the spots, but the HUD has different background colors including pale pink, blue, white and tan. These nails work with Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, OMEGA, Vista Bento and Tuty’s. Hurry over to this month’s round of the Chapter Four and pick them up in the HIDDEN Room at the event through September 1.

Styling Notes:
Dress |Amiable – Embroidered Pattern Boho Summer Dress 09
Hair | enVOGUE – Lorelay Hair Light blondes
Shoes | Skifija – Sarmatia Sandals
Nails | alme – Golden Leopard Spots for The Chapter Four August
Rings | MEVA – Boho Bento Rings
Necklace | L&B Swear – boho Necklace fatpack
Earrings | Maxi Gossamer – Isolde Gypsy Boho Earrings

Shot on Location at The Blind Pig

The Path

The Path

Today was a perfect day to talk an August walk through the trees. This lovely path was perfect, with the sunlight passing through the trees in a lazy sorta way. There was a little bit of a chill in the air letting me know that fall is just around the corner……

My outfit today is a compilation of items I’ve found at several different events I’ve visited lately and wanted to share them with you. First up are my amazing boho style jeans with colorful inset pockets and trim around the bell bottoms. These are the “Echo’s retro pants” from L.A. Bos for SWANK August. These are so fun! It comes with a hud that allows you to change the color of the pants to one of seven different colors: white, denim, yellow, pink, orange, blue and cream. So fun! Pick yours up at this month’s edition of SWANK before they are gone!

To it I’ve added the fun Off-shoulder tight top in cream from Tetra available starting today at Collabor88. This ribbed top is just what you need as we move into fall. It comes in pastels, and also bold colors including a fat pack with additional colors not available for separate purchase. So don’t miss it at Collabor88 this month.

Rosalinda Hair

My hair is a new release at the enVOGUE mainstore entitled “Rosalinda”. I LOVE this style. Such detail on the top with an interwoven style along the head and then long sweeps down to the chest. Wonderful textures on this hair make it look so realistic and amazing. Materials and non-materials versions are included. I’m wearing one of the choices in the light blondes HUD, but there are also several other shade collections sure to help complete you own look.

Finally, my nails are from Alme. These are the “Sexy Lace” nails for Fetish Fair through August 18th. After that they will be available at the Alme mainstore. These nails have a small piece of lace in the center of beautiful, rich color. Included in the hud are white, red, purple, black and hot pink, all the perfect colors to go with your fetish wear. The nails work with Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, OMEGA, Vista Bento and Tuty’s hands.

Sexy Lace Nails

Styling Notes:
Pants | L.A. Bos – Echo’s Retro Pants for Swank
Top | Tetra – Off-shoulder tight top cream for Collabor88Hair | enVOGUE – Rosalinda in light blondes
Necklace | L&B Swear – Boho Necklace
Nails | alme – Sexy Lace for The Fetish Fair
Poses| an lar Poses – Carrie Series Four and Arica Series Three

Shot on Location at Rustic RetreatenVOGUE

Ballet Dream

Dance Into Fall

She went up on point in the haze of the stage lights, hearing the crowd roar as she danced………a dream many girls have wanting to be the prima ballerina wearing the amazing costumes. Only this time, there was a fresh edge to that costume, leather, spikes, sexy……..

Lots of fantastic new releases helped to inspire this blog post today including the full range of colors of the “Sam” jacket and skirt from AZUL just released at the mainstore after making an appearance in limited colors for On9. This sexy ensemble features a metal studded, open front jacket made of leather along with a satin and tulle skirt. I’m wearing the Iolite color, and there are 16 other colors available including a limited edition on the marketplace, and a special release for AZUL Platinum VIP group members. Your purchase includes versions for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP, Tonic, Ebody and standard mesh avatars.

Netty Light Blondes

Also new is my updo “Netty” from enVOGUE recently at Hair Fair, and now available at the enVOGUE mainstore. I’m wearing one of the roots choices from the Light Blondes pack, but there are plenty of other colors, and packs available to suit your style. This fantastic updo is perfect for casual and formal occasions alike and has a standard and materials version included in the pack. Find it and all of the hair fair releases now at enVOGUE.

Finally, these nails match the look perfectly with a white nail base, and metallic stud accents. This is the “Summer Glam” white hud from Alme and is available through August 23rd at UBER. After it’s appearance at UBER it will be at the mainstore. This fantastic look has five different nail designs included in the HUD and can be mixed and matched on different nails as you wish to wear them. These nails work with Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Omega, Vista Bento and Tuty’s nails all in one HUD. White, Nude and black huds are all available for purchase at the event. All of them are a must have for sure!

Summer Glam Nails

Styling Notes:
Skirt & Jacket | AZUL – SAM in Iolite
Hair | enVOGUE – Netty Hair in Light Blondes
Nails | alme. – Summer Glam White for Uber
Boots | Lali’s – Anhelia Boots Silky Cornflower
Makeup | Studio Exposure – Botox Eyeliner 1 and Lipstick 7 for Catwa
Earrings | Styles by Danielle – Krony Earrings Platinum and Diamond
Necklace | Ryca – Vintage – CC Silver Necklace
Pose | an lar Poses – The Gretel Series

Shot on location at Elysium City of Templemore

Boho Hideaway

Boho Hideaway

Summer Sun, Lace, denim and wedges….. some of my favorite things when it comes to enjoying the season. I’ve found this fantastic little hideaway today to share this amazing look with you. Let’s start with the Skirt and Top. These pieces are from Lybra for N21 this month. The “Paige” top and skirt are a fantastic mix and match ensemble, each piece is available separately. First is the fantastic double layer tank. It has two pieces that can be worn together or separate, making it easy to mix and match colors as I have here mixing the peach solid and light blue lace tops together. To it I’ve added the light blue denim skirt. The skirt comes with a hud allowing you to change belt and metal colors to fit the look of the ensemble. Pick up your favorite colors of skirt and top and put together a fantastic summer look. Visit N21.

Then next I have several accessories from Lyrical Bizarre that are on special 50% off sale prices to celebrate their 5th anniversary this week only! Hurry over to the sale store location, only at the mainstore and pick up this fantastic bracelet, necklace and handbag for just $50L each! What a deal for full perm items that allow you to change them as needed. Wow! There is also a hunt going on for 10 fantastic gifts that are free for the taking. Again, this week only so hurry over to Lyrical B!zarre today!

Finally are my amazing nails from Alme. These are at Tres Chic through August 10th. These are called Summer Breeze and are a fantastic Ombre style of summer hues in five different color combinations. These work with Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Omega, Vista Bento, and Tuty’s nails all in one hud. These will be available at the Alme mainstore after Tres Chic closes this round. I love them and so will you! Happy Summer all!

Summer Breeze Nails

Styling Notes:
Top & Skirt | Lybra – Paige for N21 Event
Necklace | Lyrical B!zarre Templates – Amara Necklace
Bracelet | Lyrical B!zarre Templates – Liz Bracelets
Handbag | Lyrical B!zarre Templates – Tropicalia Bag
Shoes |ILLI – Eva Espadrille Wedges
Hair | Truth Hair – Tori Hair VIP July Gift
Nails | Alme – Summer Breeze Nails at Tres Chic
Poses | An lar Poses – Jolie set for Limit8 Event

Shot on location at Footprints in the Sand

Light Up the Night

Lighting Up The Night

Summer nights outside, by the water, what could be better?! Especially when you light up the world for that special someone who is with you. It’s easy to do in this amazing outfit comprised of pieces that are newly released from AZUL, Alme and EMO-tions.

Up first is my amazing gown from AZUL. This is the “Maile” gown in Iolite, one of 17 different colors available, 2 of which are limited edition colors, now on the marketplace and at the AZUL Mainstore. This gown has a strapless bodice with slight ruching, an open left side trimmed with a sequined design, flexi skirts and train with an ombre color fade, and optional sleeves that come to a point at the hand. This is the gown that was created for MSL/USA in her recent competition. It’s now available to all! I love it – all of the colors are just stunning. Included mesh versions are: maitreya, belleza, Ebody, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, standard and Tonic versions.

Next is my beautiful nails, part of a collection for The Guardians gacha event running now through July 31st. This is from Alme. I’m wearing the Common 9 polish and it goes perfectly with my gown. This set has 10 commons and 2 Rares and 2 Gifts of the Guardians available for you to win. Each play is just 50L. The Gift of the Guardians are awarded at random after 15 pulls of the gacha machine. These special polishes will be retired after the event, and will not be available at the Alme mainstore like the others will, so be sure to get yours at the event through July 31st.

Cute Sailor Gacha Common 9 Nails

Finally this gorgeous updo is from EMO-tions and was released for Hair Fair 2017. Options include the extra tendril pieces and the flowers which come in two color varieties, both included in the pack you choose. I choose the blondes. The best part is that a portion of your purchase at Hair Fair 2017 goes to Wigs for Kids to help children who have lost their hair. For more information on the charity and the event, visit the EMO-tions booth at Hair Fair 2017 before July 15th.

Styling Notes:
Gown | AZUL – Maile in Iolite
Nails | Alme – Cute Sailor Gacha Common 9 for The Guardians July 1-31
Hair | EMO-tions – Calania in Blondes for Hair Fair 2017 through July 15
Jewelry | Lazuri – Prana Necklace and Earrings
Poses | PosESioN – Camp 3 & 4

Shot on Location at Yamagata