Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage Fair- Part 2



Today's post is all about spicing up the night and slinking into something sexual, something flirty, something fit for a Burlesque......

The Vintage fair is still going strong and is showcasing so many wonderful designers. Open until December 3rd there is still plenty of opportunity to visit and find your special vintage piece of clothing. My picks for today are both lingerie outfits that I found during the fair. These slinky pieces of lingerie left me mesmerized by their intricacy in design. I love the clever use of sculpts that both League and Philo use to accentuate the perfect curves of a woman. Providing the ultimate sense of comfort these lingerie pieces are made to bewilder.

(In the photo above I am wearing League sorry for not showing the entire outfit. I really wanted to get in a shot of Caroline's Jewelry's necklace in. The Pearls and Cameo Necklace is too beautiful and I couldn't resist cropping the photo to show it's detail.)




The Look- Burlesque Tease
Hair-Truth-Raquel-Browns
Skin-Exodi-Sylvan-Candy Kisses
Tattoo-Chelle-Blush- Rosy Blush
Tattoo- L.Fauna- Seious Liner
Tattoo- L. Fauna- Marilyn
Lingerie- League-Sakura Corset & Lingerie
Lingerie- PHILO- Vivian Corset - Candy apple
Necklace-Caroline's Jewerly- Pearls and Cameo Necklace

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Election uh oh???

I've decided to write my views on the election's status here in my blog, because I feel the forum post on the portal site is more about arguing, personal feelings and trying to cast blame rather than actually looking at the issues and finding a solution.

Why



Today is 11/12/2011 which is the day CDS citizens are supposed to be heading to the polls to cast their votes for the new election. Democracy in action, right...however it seems this is not going to happen as smoothly as we would have all hoped.  It's been brought to our attention on 11/11/2011 (one day before we were supposed to start casting votes) that there is a hiccup in the election process. This information was not given by a member of the SC (Scientific Counsel), but rather it was delivered by a member of the Executive branch and a candidate for this current election itself. While I am thankful that we received a notice about the election from someone that had the privilege of reading the 28 email exchanges and knew fully what was happening I am extremely livid that the SC didn't speak up sooner. Currently we still have no update on how this situation is going to be officially handled.

So what was the problem?? New Citizens and Election qualifications

Each citizen is required to be a citizen of CDS for 28 days prior to any election. It's in our constitution, and we can read it here. There was a mistype on the forums where it was assumed that Nov 3rd was the actual cut off date. Due to this mistype and many believing this information was correct we allowed new citizens to believe they would be able to participate in our democratic voting process. The Executive branch even offered reduced parcels as an incentive to increase citizenship.

Our new Citizens are an added value to CDS. They have an interest in democracy and have shown an interest in running for office, participating in events, meetings and CDS' future as well. I don't think they should be penalized for our mistake. (Our meaning the CDS community) This election is causing a rift between our community instead of becoming something that we all work together on.

To me pointing fingers at anyone that was involved in the first 28 email exchange is wrong. The people in these email were only acting out in CDS best interest. This isn't what we should be concerned with rather we should be asking , "Why the SC didn't give more information and guidance on the Election? Why CDS after being a community for over 7 years and having 2 elections each year for a total of 14 elections or more are we having questions about how our election is processed? The SC has failed us on this election. To me it's tainted.

The SC didn't provided a first tread on the election
The SC didn't provide an outline to the election process
The SC didn't inform all candidates there was a problem with the election.
The SC lost note cards on candidates announcing their intention to run
The SC didn't provide debate information or times

This entire election has been poorly handled from the beginning.
This isn't the first time something has gone a miss during a CDS election, during another election in 2008 where there was a question on tabulating votes. As others have pointed out this isn't the first time the SC has goofed up, but hopefully we can make it the last.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vintage Fair- Part 1

Vintage Rodeo


I'm so excited to see the Vintage Fair come to life in SL because this fair is one that was thought up by a dear friend of mine, Beulah Mills. Beulah who had such a love for all things vintage and was wonderful blogger, manager of Ivalade and beautiful person both inside and out wanted to create a fair where vintage designers could showcase their items. She thought of bringing together designers both known and unknown to give everyone en equal opportunity to be seen. With the help of Keira Seerose and CHIC Management Beulah's vision became a reality in Second Life.

The Vintage fair opens today Friday November 11, 2011 at 4pm. Two sims are dedicated to highlighting vintage fashions Classic and Retro. The Vintage Fair is sponsored by Ivalde, oOo Studio, PurpleMoon Creations, GiZZa Creations, Ingenue, Artilleri, Alienbear's and Indrya Origionals

Please check out the official Vintage Fair website for all the complete details. Music will be held everyday to help create a wonderful environment. There is also a flickr photo competition sponsored by CHIC Management. The Prize is pretty fantastic, 70k in Lindens all i can say is WOW. make sure you check out the vintage fair's official site for all the detials.

VintageRodeo

For Today's post I decided to play up the southern belle ready for the Vintage Rodeo. All most all of the articles of clothing I am wearing today are from the Vintage Fair. Lets start at top MADesigns Hair in Demi is vintage couture bliss. There are a numerous amount of styles available from MADesigns, limiting myself to purchase one was really hard. I'm trying to resist the urge to go back and buy more. My skin is from Essences and it's called Dharma.  When I first saw Inka Mexicola's photo of Dharma on flickr I new this skin would be one I had to have because Dharma is so stunning and beautiful. I love the ethnicity that is shown on this skin. Jewelry is from Finesmith, Isabella. I became attracted to the intricate designs of this set. Finally a new to me store Indie Rose created a vintage party dress that is to die for.

I'll continue on posting items for the Vintage fair, I hope to complete 2 more posts. 

The Look- Vintage Rodeo
Hair- MADesigns Hair- Demi- Dark Browns
Skin-Essences-Dharma
Dress-Indie Rose- Vintage Party Dress
Earrings- Finesmith- Isabella
Boots- Surf CO.- Olea Boots

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

52 weeks of Color Challenge, Week 52- Orange you Happy?

52 Weeks of Color Challenge- Orange

It's the final post on Luna's 52 weeks of Color Challenge. I delayed a bit in writing this post because to me it's a sad one. I loved that Luna created these color challenges for our blogging community. Each week I would shop around trying to find the perfect color match. Some weeks I hit it spot on, some....mmm not so much.

The point is those of us that completed this color challenge did so because it was fun. We felt a sense of unity among fellow bloggers that pushed us further in our commitment until we completed all 52 weeks. That's a year. I'll tell you towards the middle of the challenge I nearly gave up, because I thought I would never catch up after falling so far behind, but I had some encouragement from fellow blogger, Beulah Mills (who sadly left SL recently).

Every week I looked forward to adding my picture to the flickr group and seeing each blogger provide their interpretation of the color. There were artistic photos, photos of fashion and even personal photos added to this pool. Such a wonderful unique group of bloggers.

You might be asking, What's next for blogging challenges? I know there is a new Alphabet Challenge going around, Luna is currently working on it, although I'm not sure on the details I bet Luna has them listed on her blog. For me, I think I'll take a break on blogger challenges for a while to focus on other projects and continue blogging.

Currently I am running for Chancellor in CDS. I've been campaigning by creating a special blog for my campaign. I even created a basket filled with campaign goodies. Inside the basket there are not only promotional material for my campaign, but a bottle of wine I made specifically for CDS and an "I voted button so citizens can wear after they submitted their vote. I'm not sure if I will win this election, but it's been an interesting and exciting time trying. I promise to update here on what happnes after the election. Cross your fingers for me that I'll have good news to report.


The Look- Orange you Happy?
Hair- Truth- Lilia- Browns Packs
Skin-Adam and Eve- Piper-Natural
Dress- Ingenue-Martine Dress- Harvest
Shoes-Ingenue-Tallula Heels- Harvest
Location- CDS, Colonia Nova Sim
Pose-!bang-Just Shut Up 8

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Great Heist

The Great Heist

She made it past the first three lasers and looked over her shoulder giving a knowing wink. This was going to be a piece of cake. She only had to cross a couple more obstacles then she was home free. She was the best in the industry, known for her flexibility and grace. As she maneuvered her way across each laser effortlessness her catsuit provided a tight snug fit moving with her seamlessly.

Adam and Eve has a new Latex outfit, Sweetheart which is a combination of both a catsuit and micro mini. I thought it might be a bit fun to wear mine as a mission impossible, robbery outfit. I'm dressed from head to toe in white, because like from that scene in Charlies Angles we have to be invisible and stealthy to break into the vault. 

The Great Heist

The Look- The Great Heist
Hair- Lamb-Soma- Milk
Skin-Adam and Eve- Piper- Natural
Catsuit-Adam and Eve-Sweetheart- White
Shoes- GOS- Curvavacous Boot-White
Prop- Glitterati- Safe

Thursday, November 3, 2011

52 Weeks Of Color Week 51- Cream

52 Weeks of Color- Week 51- Cream

Only one more Color challenge to complete before we reach the end of Luna's 52 Week of Color Challenge. The next color is Orange, but I'm a week behind (As usual).  I'm hoping that I can work really hard and fit in another post this week to finish up on time with everyone else.

This post is all about cream. I personally enjoy cream as a color because it brings to my mind images of Ice cream and rich sauces and soup.  (I have a bit of a food obsession right now) This not quite white and not quite beige color is also key in higher end clothing designs and is essential to the fashionista's wardrobe for fall. Cream a color that is decadent, rich and uber classy.

When I started searching for my outfit I was drawn to Ivalde's Allona beige dress- 1960. I found this dress to be perfect in length and style as I'm a fan of the retro era. I paired it with GOS curvaceous boot in white because it brought out the softness and cream in Allona.

Finally I want to point out my new skin from Adam and Eve, Piper. Piper is wonderful for anyone that has a love of freckles, this skin provides just enough freckle coverage without going overboard. I love that the face of this skin is so sweet, a down to earth and girl next door type. Sachi did a wonderful job in creating Piper. I purchased Piper on a promotion offer that Sachi was running for this skin during the Halloween weekend. It was discounted to 1200L which was a 600L reduction quite the deal, if I do say so. Make sure you join the Adam and Eve group to stay up to date on the latest sales and promotions.


The Look- Soft Cream
Hair- Lamb-Heart- Honeycomb
Skin-Adam and Eve- Piper- Natural
Dress- Ivalde- Allona beige dress- 1960
Shoes- GOS- Curvavacous Boot-White