Geisha girls…

Geisha Girls
Dena came up with the idea of this blog and I truly thought what a great idea and jumped into doing it enthusiastically until trying to find the hair, makeup took probably as long as the RL training to become a Geisha ~ laughing as that is so not true ~ for about a week now am having some major issues trying to sign in to the SL website so I could look at Marketplace from outside SL ~ without going into a lot of detail just saying it is getting frustrating after 4 days and not fixed *grumpy face*…still the idea finally got going with a bit of creative finesse as you can see by the pic above ~ what I said about the training for Geisha’s is true as the time relates to approximately 6 years ~ not just about the makeup or wardrobe but as a geisha you study music, language, dance and yes the traditional tea ceremony…also learning the proper way to speak, act and even walk in  in a floor-length kimono without tripping over her hem, and to pour sake so that her kimono sleeve doesn’t dip into the cup. In a group of men and geisha, she learns whom to greet first and how low to bow when greeting each person. She learns how to flatter a shy man, an arrogant man and a disinterested man with equal success…There is also the art of fixing your hair, wearing the kimono and the clogs that keep the hem from dragging on the ground without falling over…sadly in today’s world there are fewer than a thousand registered geishas as most females will go through that process as part of their family heritage or because it is a very romantic endeavor ♥  Side note is that all geisha females are single and if they decide to marry they must retire ~ also the first geishas were men, not women♥♥ Not a profession I would have ever considered as it takes most up to two hours just to get dressed not counting putting on makeup…

Shot at my home using a backdrop by Pixel Art Photography and poses Umbrella-Kimono #3 & #1 by Chisa Creation

Dena and I wore the same exact thing with the exception of the color of our Kimono

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
*CC* Umbrella-Kimono
*{( konpeitou )}* fuwafuwa–kimono 
..::( siratama )::.. Glass Clogs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
~Ss~ Hair wig[Geiko Shimada]
Skin Glam Affair Kiko FLF past
Shapes ~ our own

little punkish…

feeling punkish
Not sure if the title is truly appropriate since am more annoyed than normal ~ guess that is nothing new LOL ~ gotta say this first that today is bestie Dena Teardrop’s RL birthday and always wish her lotz of happy wishes many more birthdays to come♥  I do try to be a nice, helpful person as well as be respectful of groups and their rules ~ when I see a group owner being taken advantage like of am gonna speak up, whether someone approves or not I will not apologize…might sound like am coming off as a know it all or worse a total b*tch but oh well just the excuses “ooops or didn’t realize” just doesn’t cut it with residents that are past the 3 year mark and have a ton of groups in their profile…and gawd forbid if you do speak up its like shame on you ~ you are not a mod so you should just chill ~ that’s not who I am being quiet when I see a wrong or someone being taken advantage of…sadly most do not care as it is like “why bother its not my group” or my place to speak up ~ just like I will give someone a private compliment or a shout out about something that I asked *for example, Morning Beasts explained how a specific pic was created even going above and beyond by giving me the link to the tutorial*~ anyhooo just take time to understand that groups are formed with rules and have some respect for them ♥  Before I take leave did you know the male ostrich can roar just like a lion and mountain lions can whistle…laterzz♥♥

Shot on the location of Melville Twain ~ SL’s finest interactive library ~ located in Steampunk San Francisco ~ using prop Liberty #1 from Eternal Dream past group gift

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
ShuShu WINTER choker necklace
ShuShu WINTER dress – Maitreya
ShuShu WINTER hair
ShuShu WINTER hat topper
ShuShu WINTER wedge boots
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
[HAYSURIZA] Glasses ‘Vintage’Play
Shape Mine
Skin ~ Pumec

two cuties…

TwoCuties
Dena and I love to get the same type of clothes, skins, and other things with the exception we try not to look like twins or clones of each other…some say if you wear a certain type of head you look the same of others wearing that head ~ both of us disagree especially with the sliders that have been created on mesh heads giving you options to change the shape of your mouth, eyes and other facial features♥  the same can be said for skins as well as they will look not like the designer’s ad unless you have that exact shape and change very little you will look similar…nothing wrong with that as most mesh heads gives you choices ~ with all their sliders can make you look very unique as we all have seen the overblown lips, bums and breasts looking like they will explode at any moment…what Dena and I also agree on is clothing that is made for a specific body like Maitreya for example and you basically have to use a complete body alpha to hide 90% of the skin peeking through…before you comment I will say most of those clothes are not made by unknown designers or those just starting out in fashion either ~ and that makes it sadder that either some are just not taking the time to truly make the outfit fit with that specific body…yes, yes and yes try the demo before you spend your Lindens just there are those outfits that you want even with the knowledge you will have to use those alpha’s…those are both our thoughts on this and would love to hear what you think♥ our outfits come from my over the top gacha addition at The Epiphany hehehe ~ till next time just remember take time to breathe, be kind to yourself and each other ♥♥

Shot at my home using [Focus Poses] Friends #26

Dena is wearing
Skin-DeeTalez-”Maxille” Mediterra
Shape-Mine
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Pants Black
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Shoes Beige
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } T-shirt Black
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
IKON Hope Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.PLEASE.-Gift

Am wearing
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**RE** Luxy Rings – Maitreya Bento
*PetroFF* Elegant Pink
TRUTH / Bangs
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Pants Beige
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Shoes Black
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } T-shirt Navy
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.ESCAPE.
Chop Zuey Willow Love Wedding Band
Shape Mine
Skin-DeeTalez-”Maxille” Mediterra

what was I…

What was
OMG what was I thinking ~ seriously I went absolutely crazy at The Epiphany this month…see I know that gachas are absolutely my downfall and yet I ventured to have a list all prepared and WAM I just could not stop because I just HAD to have a specific rare, umm okay a couple specific rares was trying for and I got one but not the ones I was super trying for from Belle Epoch and Spectacledchic ~ usually I set limits so not sure what took place in my brain but I pulled and pulled and pulled on those machines and would have kept doing it but RL was calling me and when I got back am like what was I thinking since it is obvious I was not thinking at all ~ good thing my friends were recipients of my frenzy and still have leftovers…shrugging my shoulders and it is what it is and could have been a lot worse ~ what you see from the hair is Wasabi’s Britt in Ombre, the rest of the outfit was pants & t-shirt are from Belle Epoch ~ Epiphany Mirror site is open till February 12th and I wish you all the luck♥♥

Shot at my photo studio using SSP Let it Rain #3 pose  ~

Wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } Pants Black @The Epiphany
Belle Epoque { Undimmed Eyes } T-shirt Black @The Epiphany
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes-Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Wasabi // Britt w/ Beret Mesh Hair @The Epiphany
Chop Zuey Willow Love Wedding Ring
Shape Mine
Skin Pumec in May

 

Yes or no…

Yes or No
Do you see her behind us and do you believe she is really there?  On average most people are in the belief that ghosts do exist…In fact, ghosts are among the most widely believed of paranormal phenomenon ~ this goes back as far as anyone can remember ~ and most of us know the story of author Charles Dickens created a very famous story about ghosts ~ even Shakesphere created ghosts in “Macbeth” ~ now in today’s world there are a lot of different views in the scientific world especially in the definition of what is a ghost…am not sure as both Dena and myself are still on the fence of this sooooo what do you believe…before we go are you wondering where we got the cute shirts and pants and did we spend tons of Lindens ~ answer to that is would you believe the outfit am wearing that includes shirt, jeans and shoes and is mesh for only 10L ~ OMG yes 10L ~ check the credits as that leads into our next blog post so stick around we will be back soon ♥♥

Shot at our Studio using Focus PosesFriends #84 ~

Dena is wearing:
Skin-Belleza-April-Medium-FLF
Lipstick-Izzies-Spring colors-FLF
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**ABSEN** -GOOD GIRL– Pants & Laced High Boots Lara
**ABSEN** -YES-NO- TOP Model Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Exile:: Bailey
IKON Hope Eyes – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Vinyl – Pining With You Necklace – Hi, I’m Best Friend
Shape-My Own

Am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
**ABSEN** -YES-NO- BOOTS
**ABSEN** -YES-NO- TOP
**ABSEN** -YES-NO-Jeans
Cae :: Simplicity – Gems :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO.LEVEL. (female / cap )
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Band
Skin ~ Pumec Marcella ~ May
Shape ~ Mine

Framed…

Framed
We are baaack again…Dena and I are trying out one of the newest poses I got from the Pose Fair by “Something New” along with fiddling around with the LumiPro that it is really a great addition yet I will warn you LumiPro will cost you 6,995L for me it is worth every Linden ~ if you go to the Inworld Store you can try it out ☻  As well to remind you that if you do join the Pose Fair Group there are lotz of nice gifts for you ♥ If you are looking for new, fresh and interesting poses this is the place to grab them as with any events a lot of the prices go up once they bring them back into the store ~ the Pose Group is free to join if you are worried about price ~ that is it for me today ~ thank you all for taking time out to read, comment and continue to follow me ~hugzz♥♥ btw did you know this ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s ~ just a little fun fact for you ☻

Shot on the Touch Studio using Something New‘s Prop/Pose Framed Sisters

Dena is wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
CATWA Heart Piercing Tongue
eXxEsS : SENUNA A
IKON Hope Eyes – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
{Le’La} Anmae Blouse Maitreya
{Le’La} Anmae Jeans Maitreya
{Le’La} Anmae Shoes Maitreya
Shape-My Own
Skin ~ Belleza April past FLF

Am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
.::Supernatural::. Drih Belly Piercing
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
LEGENDAIRE ANITTA JACKET
LEGENDAIRE Anitta JEANS
LEGENDAIRE ANITTA NECKLACE
LEGENDAIRE ANITTA SHOES
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO_BODY
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Womens Wedding Set
Shape ~ Mine
Skin ~ Pumec Marcella in May tone

Enjoying a moment…

Enjoying
Taking a moment just to sit, relax and really enjoy each other as our days have been hit or miss in SL lately…this is nice sipping on hot chocolate as he tells me how much snow he has gotten in RL as I look out my window and see nothing but rain ~ also gives me a chance to try some of the newest poses from Pose Fair ~ I wish that pose makers would give you pics of how it should look as I get confused wondering wtf is this pose to look like and end up just tossing it as not wanting myself to get frustrated either with the shot or the fit of the pose♥  The pose fair is still ongoing till the end of the month and I went overboard in the number of poses I did buy except that is nothing new along with all the gifts I did get a very nice selection of couples and single poses to use in the upcoming months ♥  That brings me my last comment I would like to make regarding Flickr, which is for me I cannot see myself spending hours upon hours looking, faving pics just to get a fave back…people are always recommending me to spend time faving everyone’s pics to get your numbers up ummm nope not gonna happen as when I fave a pic I truly love it ~ thats just how I have been and will be not saying this to suggest anything other than that ♥ with that I will leave you as RL is taking me away HUGZZZ♥♥

Shot inside our house using [DANU] ~ Warming up #1 from Pose Fair

Brutus is wearing:
:: DS:: Victor Rimless Glasses, Walnut/Chrome
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- GIANNI
A&D Clothing – Suit -Las Vegas- GIANNI
CATWA HEAD Daniel v3.2
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Mens Wedding Band
[BURLEY] – Oliver
[Signature] Gianni Body – Body – v4.6
Skin *Birth* ‘Blaze’ Tone 03

Am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
::SG:: Emma Maitreya
Cae :: Sienna :: Necklace
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
Emery Clara Pants Dogtooth
Emery Griet Top Gray
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
NO.MATCH_NO_BODY
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring & Wedding
Shape ~ Mine
Skin ~ Pumec Marcella in May tone

Have you…

Have
Have you ever gotten frustrated by asking a question in a group either gotten no response or someone else asks a question right after you and it gets answered immediately ~ that is my biggest pet peeves for groups as you know you could respond with “sorry I do not know” but you sit and wait for couple moments and someone else asks a question right away it gets answered and for me personally it feels personal that no one acknowledges you in a group with the exceptions if you disagree with a comment then its like all hell breaks loose…Yes, I am understanding people do come into groups at various times so they might see your question and when you ask again same thing takes place ~ truly makes you feel either invisible, not wanted in the group and you might as well never ask for an opinion or a question because you will get ignored ~ some groups are super and others well even the Mods are arrogant and at times rude ~ those that are like the latter I bite my tongue so I won’t get ejected and banned yet I should say how would you like to be bullied in a group setting as there are ways to answer a question without the rude or being snooty attitudes that I have seen…yes that is my rant for today ~ maybe am speaking for a lot or a little but it happens frequently in groups ~ in a place where kindness, understanding should be the norm especially when RL is cruel at times, heartless and unforgiving Second Life Residents should try a little harder to help one another ♥ just saying…my outfit is made up of various gifts that please check the credits ♥

Shot using my Touch Studio with Purple Pose #14 that comes with it

wearing:
LeLuck Autumn Matt Lippy ~ Gift EBENTO Advent
Euphoric Magic Lashes
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
! !*ALLURA*! !-Onyx Moon Necklace Past Advent gift
/Wasabi Pills/ Ginny Windblown *Past FLF
{sallie} Hold Me Knit – Bobble Knit Dress – past Gacha Item
!Black Swan Sensual Stockings ~ past gift
::MA:: Steam Punk Boots “Lenora” – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagment Ring
Chop ZueyWillow Love – Womens Wedding Band
Pumec Skin ~ Marcella ~ May tone
Shape ~ Mine

Bestie and Bride…

Bestie&Bride
When planning our wedding we truly wanted to keep it very simple, which we had made the decision no best man or maid of honor ~ still I wanted a pic of my bestie and me together as she has been there for me…plus I just had to show off our gowns again as how many times will I ever wear this wedding dress again ~ as we all know if you do go to weddings only the bride wears white SL or RL the protocol is you never want to outshine the bride…the dress Dena is wearing a Christmas gift from Scandalize as well as her necklace that did come as a gift from Lindens Shop & Hop event…

bestie
Here is a portrait in beauty as Dena shows off her bouquet and dress by herself ~ even though we had no bridal party she was my honorary maid of honor and just love the bouquet that matched mine…I love the rich color of her dress it was such a compliment to the wedding color we chose Christmas Red as we all know the protocol of never wearing white to someone’s wedding as you never want to outshine the bride on her special day…BTW I will admit that I am a tad behind on my blogging since this should have been posted right after the wedding and I got it mixed up with my Sax girl post so please have patience while I do catch up ~ RL has kept me busy for a chance I am having a social life LOL ~ take care & will be back very soon ~ hugzz ♥♥

This was shot at our home using poses from LumiPro

Dena is wearing:
Skin-GlamAffair-basic
Shape- my own
Necklace-[Cynful] Fluff-Shop & Hop Gift
Mimikri-Fur Shrug-MarketPlace find
Scandalize-AYESA Dress Christmas Gift
Truth Hair-Gwen
Reign Heels- Michelle

Am wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
!EE Moon De Soul High heels Maitreya Lara
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Bracelet
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Earrings
Chop Zuey Gloriana Diamond Necklace
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Prism Lisette Fur Stole Silver
TRUTH HAIR Zoya
TS-Bridal-Chani-White-
Chop Zeuy Willow Love Rings

all about groups…

Groups
Gorgeous gown isn’t it? It is one of Virtual Diva’s Group Gifts...and that is what am going to talk about today groups and group fees ~ remember this is strictly my own opinion though I have asked others how they feel and some defended a store’s right to put whatever amount for their group, others felt that anything above 300L was excessive…am not going to point out any excessive group fee as it has always been said if you do not like the group fee you are not obliged to join ~ just expressing my dismay to see group fee’s raised to triple their amount during Advent and wondering seriously why…several years ago I encountered that dilemma with a group fee and just shrugged my shoulders that yes I should have possibly joined the group earlier yet I was not about to pay 1,000 group fee to receive possibly a few unique gifts that I could wait and make note to buy in the store at a later time…it is the store owner’s right to set whatever amount of group fee they want either to become exclusive or keep out the spammers ♥ I do understand that as others agreed ~ am not sure how some feel paying a fee with absolutely no benefits at all ~ most groups are very generous with the gifts and worth each linden ~ then some groups have no group fee and their gifts are also top notch like Virtual Diva, for example, looking over at my 60 groups for the most part the group fees do flucuate from high to free ~ and for some of the groups there are no fee’s, no gifts just to inform where sales or where events will be held ♥  just a reminder if you do quit a group that has a fee either accidently like I have done on a couple of ocassions hehehe you will have to pay the group fee again no excuses ♥  that can get costly so be very cautious in leaving a group, which is another reason some store owners will put on a hefty group fee to prevent people just joining during the Advent season and leaving and that makes sense to a point for me just not upping the group fee to such an extreme it makes you wonder is it truly worth your lindens to even join…am curious what you all think on the subject of group fees ~ yesterday the topic got a really nice comment that will share in part because it was so well written:

“No, a designer doesn’t owe us staying in Second Life. They don’t owe us in-depth details of their personal life or why they are stepping back – we all have had to step back for a bit to concentrate on real life. No one gets upset at that and we applaud them for the decision to re-prioritize…But they do owe their customers respect – especially those that have been with them for a long time. If it was reality people would rightly feel burned to not know that it was even in the future…”

Thank you for taking the time to send me comments as I do read all of them, and sent back a response♥ For me today will be spent still opening boxes from Advents and sorting them out in folders ~ hugzz to each of you and remember you are special♥♥

Taken at Backdrop City and Graceful Elegance pose by Image Essentials  

wearing:
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics
TRUTH / Halona Updo
TRUTH / Bangs
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
OXIDE Danii Necklace V2 Shop&Hop gift
Vanity Gown Snow ~ group gift
Chop Zuey Willow Love – Engagement Ring
Shape ~ Mine
Skin by Pumec Marcella in May tone ~Cosmo Tuesday special