Summer Holiday

 

Summer Holiday

 

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.”

Brian Wilson

It’s true that I have summer on the brain. It seems like this season is almost passing me by, but I know fun things are on my horizon. Instead of being sad that time is flying, I’m trying to enjoy the time that’s left. This time of  year really is about having fun and making memories. I couldn’t think of a better quote. I hope that many of you are making memories today and tomorrow.

Since I felt in the spirit of summer, I wanted to purchase a new bathing suit. I didn’t have to look any farther than FaMeshed. I bought this wonderful suit from Dead Dollz, which is one of my go to companies. The designer is super nice. I also end up always loving the clothes. This bathing suit is no exception. It’s sexy and also modest in a way. It’s a hard feat, but it was done beautifully, in my opinion.

Then, I went to the Hair Fair. I found this really gorgeous ponytail from Stealthic. It’s called paradox. I love this hair. The textures were beautifully done. I see myself wearing it all the time. It may just be one of my new go to pieces. Thank you Stealthic for making me want to be a brunette–well at least for today :-P.

Finally, I went over to Kustom9 and found the perfect end to a hot summer day–a popsicle. It comes with three bento poses. I will note those poses were not used for this picture. I did a little bit of animare, maitreya hand poses, and a separate pose for this picture. Any way, it was a bit of work, but I like the end result. Any way,, the Popsicle is from Pew Pew and it’s called Ringtower Popsicle. They have many different Popsicles available in different sizes and hues.

Whew, after all that shopping, I need a lazy summer day myself! If you like any of these items featured in the picture above, please check out my credits with landmarks. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

Be Kind To One Another!!

Violet XOXO

Credits

Hair–Stealthic –Paradox by Hunter (stealthic)–Hair Fair
Bathing Suit–Dead Dollz–Bree Swimsuit by Kiddo Oh–FaMeshed
Popsicle–PewPew–Ringtower Popsicle by Ramadiez Carter–Kustom9
Body–Maitreya –Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Ears–Mandala –Steking Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)

Sunset

 

Sunset

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” Socrates

It’s been awhile, since I’ve written this many blogs in one week. What can I say? I love Hair fair. This really is my favorite time of year. There’s pools, heat, ice cream, and new wigs. It really is my idea of fun. Many may see my avatar online, but fret not. I’m just enjoying the heat and a cold beverage. So please forgive my afk’s. I digress though. Lets talk about Summer Fest and Hair Fair.

This past week, I went across the grid looking for the perfect summer outfit and shades. I had to look no further than Summer Fest. I found the shorts, tank, necklace, and shades all at Summer Fest. The necklace and shades are from Amala. I adore both of these pieces and want to wear them all the time. The shirt and shorts come from C’est la vie. They are both really cute pieces. This outfit screams fun in the sun. I have the wonderful designers to thank.

Now onto Hair Fair, this truly is an event that I look forward to every year. This hair is also from Little Bones. I fell in love with this wig, as soon as I saw it. It’s called Naomi. It comes with different looks too within a hud. You can move one piece of hair to one side of the head, or you can have all your hair back–or even all of your hair pushed forward. It’s like getting four different hairs in one. It truly is a deal.

Finally, I really like this quote–below my photo. Over the last two years, I’ve found myself realizing how little that I understand. The wisdom comes in the realization of how much there is to learn about the world and ourselves. Life can never be fully understood, because it’s always throwing curve balls at us. I’ve had a few thrown my way inworld and in real life. I find myself lately questioning everything that I used to know. It’s not a fun feeling, but the wisdom that some things remain a mystery is kind of calming in a way. You can’t plan out life. It’s true what they say though, “God laughs, when you’re making plans.” I’m not much for religion, but I find this saying to be true.

The only way to deal with the mystery of life is to enjoy morning coffee/tea, playing in the pool, reading a book, watching tv, working out at the gym, cuddling your pet or even having fun in a virtual world with friends. The most enjoyable aspects of life help to deal with the harder parts. I’m starting to understand this a little more this summer. I have friends and family who are refusing to let me mope about in my house. I’ve had invites to the beach, which they will not let go. I might have to learn to enjoy the good parts of life, so the harder parts are a bit easier to deal with. Yet, there’s much about the world that I don’t understand. I’m still growing. I’m still learning, but I can enjoy those outfits designers make and the real life beach. I will be the first to admit the world around me doesn’t make any sense sometimes. I’m flawed. I make mistakes. But in the end, I’m just a person trying to understand myself a bit more and the world around me.

Okay, I’ve given you some food for thought and hopefully I’ve also given you a few places to check out this summer. I have to go to enjoy this summer day, before the thunderstorms roll in. If you like this outfit, please check out my credits for landmarks.

Be kind to one another.

Violet xoxo

Credits

Hair–Little Bones –Naomi by Nova Faerye–Hair Fair 2017
Sunglasses–Amala –The Alessia Sunglasses by Crystal (crystalny)–Summer Fest
Necklace–Amala –The Alessia Necklace by Crystal (crystalny)–Summer Fest
Top–C’est la vie –Febe Takini top (peach) by Larcoco Ragu (larcoco.mathy)–Summer Fest
Shorts–C’est la vie –Febe Takini bottoms by Larcoco Ragu (larcoco.mathy) Summer Fest

 

 

 

 

Pin-Up Girl

Pin-up Girl

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama

It’s that time again–HAIR FAIR TIME!!! I’m super excited this week, because it’s the start of hair fair, which contributes a portion of the proceeds to Wigs For Kids. Also there are a ton of designers who participate and there’s some really great hair. I always spend a bit of money there, ever year. I don’t even feel bad about it.

In my personal life, I’ve always tried to give money and time to causes like this. So I’m thrilled that this event exists in our virtual space. Even if you only buy one or two things, it’s for a really good cause.

Over the next few days, I’ll be blogging some of my favorite hair from this shopping event. I’m starting with one of my favorite companies Little Bones. This particular hair is called October. I instantly fell in love with this hair and I see myself wearing it quite a bit. I paired it with some retro sunglasses and a shirt from The Secret Store called a Cindy Knotted Shirt. You can find the shirt at Collabor88, but you have to hurry. Collabor88 will soon be closing soon for its next round.

I look forward to a few events across the grid. This is one of those events. I can help people and buy something cute, which I love. I think philanthropy is so important and I truly believe the Dalai Lama got it right with this quote. I’d like to think that my life’s purpose is to help others in any way that I can, so I appreciate the opportunity to help others within a virtual space. I hope others feel the same way and decide to check out Hair Fair.

This event is a little large, so the organizers made it a little simple. They listed the event by landmark and the stores within each landmark, on their event’s blog. If you check out my post below this one, you’ll find it. I’m also listing the link within this blog as well.

I hope you find the hair of your dreams, and help someone in the process. Don’t forget to bring a friend. You can find styling in my credits below.

Be good to one another.

Violet XOXO

Hair Fair Landmarks

Credits.

 

Hair–Little Bones –October by Nova Faerye
Shirt–The Secret Store–Cindy Knotted Shirt by Melee Totally Not Nayar Oh (maylee.oh)
Sunglasses–Empire –Cat glasses by . Aɳɳα . (queenshop)–previous gacha item from 2016, available on the marketplace
Lipstick–DeeTalez–Lipstick High Gloss for LeLutka Head by deetalez.com (steffi.villota)

Hair Fair 2017 – Sims, Slurls and Styles

Hair Fair

Hair Fair 2017

Hair Fair will open from 0.01am SLT 1st July and close 11.59pm SLT 16th July.

This is the list of Hair Stores participating in Hair Fair 2017. The list is divided by Sim location. Slurls are included but direct teleporting is not available. To use the slurls once at the location of the event, copy slurl to chat then right click and show on Map. This will give you a beacon to navigate towards. We do hope that you visit all the booths at Hair Fair as every creator has done their best to provide their best for this event.

Donation amounts vary throughout the event, but all items do donate a minimum of 15% to Wigs for Kids. There are also Kiosks for direct donations, and Bandana Booths that donate 100% of all purchases.

There are no FEEs to join the Hair Fair Demo Group. There are also no…

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Before Dusk

 

 

Before Dusk

 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Maya Angelou

I’ve been busy inworld and in real life. So I haven’t been able to blog in the last week or so. I finally got a minute to go shopping. I visited one of my favorite events. However, before I go into all the shopping details, I want to talk a little bit about this quote.

I chose this quote by Maya Angelou, because it’s a good way to live life. Lately, I’ve had some ups and downs. Life has been this gigantic roller coaster. I wish that things were perfect, but they’re not–such is life really. I struggle with going with the flow. I’ve never been one to roll with the punches. It’s good to read quotes like this as a reminder that we’re all trying to survive–the best way we know how.

Despite those ups and downs, I got some really good news a little while ago. I’ve been accepted to blog for hair fair. It’s an event that I look forward to every year. There are a ton of designers who create hair for a good cause. The money goes to wigs for kids. You can feel good about your purchase and know that a portion of the proceeds go to children. What’s better than feeling cute and helping someone? Nothing..that’s what! Speaking of hair fair, please be sure to check out the hair fair demo group, so you can try on your wigs and plan out your shopping trip.

Okay, now we should talk about the outfit in the above photo. I went to Uber a few days ago. I bought the shorts and shirt from Zenith, which you can find at Uber. If you like camping, this is the event for you. You should definitely check it out this month. For styling info, please look below at my credits below.

Be kind to one another.

Violet XOXO

Credits.

Jeans–Zenith–Short jeans with waist tied shirt by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Shirt–Zenith–summer cropped top by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
Hair–Truth –Ari by Truth Hawks
Ears–Mandala –Steking Ears by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)

 

 

 

 

Hair Fair 2017 DEMO Group

Hair Fair

Hair Fair 2017

It is that time of year again, Hair Fair 2017 starts this Saturday 1at July.

Demos will be sent out in our Demo group on the 30th June (friday) you will be able to try all the Hair Fair styles before the event opens, so that you do not have to deal with lag of trying styles on at the event.

Grab some friends, try on all the styles, make your list and you will be able to shop, fast and efficiently. Discover stores that are new to you, and have fun with family and friends in your own little Demo parties.

Copy and past the the following into local chat in Second Life and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group

secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

It is a FREE to join group, do not join if it is not free, NO groups to do with Hair Fair are any cost, so if you…

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Lazy Hazy Days

Lazy Hazy Days

 

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”  Leo Buscaglia

Today has been not so great inworld. I wrote a blog, but decided to delete it, after I was given a not so great response, after telling someone that I missed talking to them. They’ve been away from second life for a little while. I was trying to be nice. Granted, it seemed to come out of the blue. I got the response of second life pulling away focus from where it should be and that being great for some people. I took it kind of personally.

This blog has been incredibly difficult to write. I’ve been met with upset and unhappy people today. I’m really just trying to write a blog post and say hope you are all doing fun things. Yet, I feel myself getting angry at some residents lately. There is no other way around this. I’ve decided to let others peak into my world, because I think it’s important.

I’ve debated and debated talking about the cause of some of my stress–and the cause of the under tone of my blogs. Honestly, after that encounter, I feel like it may be worthy to share my life a little bit. Basically, I need surgery. It’s not something that I have to get right away, but I do need it. It’s not a life or death surgery, but I’m not exactly looking forward to it either. I’ve had to tell friends and family. I’m trying to hold off, until after the holidays. So you may see me afk or online at weird times. This hasn’t been easy on me.

Second life can move your focus away from real life. However, if second life makes me forget day to day pain and discomfort, well I’ll take it. Yes, I’m online a lot, but I have not forgotten about real life. I’m swimming in real life–up to my eye balls in it. Yet interactions like that, they’re difficult. Honestly, I can’t do a whole lot right now. In second life, I can shop, talk to friends, and go to events. These are all very difficult things for me to do in real life–especially right now. I’m going to ask residents to be kind, patient, and understanding right now.

In short, I took this picture at Corlevoli Beach because I love the beach. I’m not able to go this year, so I wanted to feel summery in second life. There’s a lot of things that I miss, but I can do it here in second life–and pretend. It’s not fun sitting home sometimes, but this helps. What also helps is the many designers who make it possible for me to pretend that I’m on a beach. For example, Stories and Co made this really cute summer dress called Ginny. It comes in different colors and patterns. If you love it as much as I do, it’s available at Collabor88.

I often hear people say if you’re missing something in real life, you go to second life. This is my chance to poke fun at this. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.

Yes, I’m missing something in real life—it’s cartilage. Hopefully, it inspires some laughter.

Remember, please be kind to each other. You have no idea the struggles that people go through.

Violet xoxo

Credits

Tote bag–Milk Motion–fancy tote bags by Marie Lauridsen–no longer available
Dress–Stories&Co–Ginny by Flo Memel-Spot-notNayar-Gloom (flutter.memel)–Available at Collabor88
sunglasses–Rowne–Actress sunglasses by Donutella Versace (couleur.latoe)–gacha item
Hair–Doux –Jennie by Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Cᴏᴏᴘᴇʀ (dam1710)
Hat–Zibska –Laila Hat by Zib (zib.scaggs)