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Just a virtual girl in a virtual world. Fashion, home decor, and more.


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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

I’ve been feeling a bit blue today, on this, the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 in the U.S. While I didn’t personally lose anyone on that date, collectively, our country lost over 3,000 innocent souls. Added to that was the fact that I had lost my mother about a month beforehand, so I was already pretty raw emotionally by the time of the 9-11 tragedy (two very different events lumped together in one big, ugly pile of grief). So every year on this date, the memories come flooding back to me, no matter how hard I try to avoid them. Needing some quiet time before heading off to work this morning, I grabbed my Yorkie Fiona, and we dropped into one of my favorite sims, Small Town Green. It was the perfect place for gathering thoughts and drying tears.

Moving on… a couple of notes about what I’m wearing. First, this gorgeous suit is by PurpleMoon Creations, and can be found at the Rock Your Rack event until September 15. 50% of the purchase price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. My shoes, necklaces, earrings, and pose are all on sale at The Dressing Room Fusion for one more day. I have to point out that these shoes are materials-enabled, and are truly spectacular with advanced lighting turned on. They come in 5 colors for 1 price. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 09

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift/free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – Exile Locomotion (featured @ Collabor88)

Necklaces – [ glow ] studio Celebrity Necklace Ring & Square (40L each @ TDRF)

Earrings – [MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (70L @ TDRF)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Suit – PurpleMoon Creations Adele Suit in Black (featured @ Rock Your Rack)

Shoes – Ricielli Amora Sandals (60L @ TDRF)

Bag – Duh! Big Satchel Black (20L)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – Label Motion Carola (50L pose pack @ TDRF)

Location – Small Town Green


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Bullying Stops Here!

I had really hoped to post this yesterday, but for some reason, WordPress was being a stinker, and every time I tried to log into my draft, I wound up in one of Love’s drafts. Weird! I finally gave up and went to bed, but I’m back today to share this news with you!

PurpleMoon Creations is sponsoring the SL version of Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here. The actual Pink Shirt Day was yesterday, February 26, 2014, but… you can continue to support the project until March 4, 2014. If you head over to the PurpleMoon in-world store, you can pick up this cute t-shirt for a minimum 10L donation. More is appreciated, of course, but every Linden counts. And fellas, don’t feel left out because there is also a pink shirt for you! 😉

Blogging soon!

From the PurpleMoon web site:

“Bullying can take place anywhere and it’s important to speak up about it. Stand against bullying without saying a word by slipping into a pink T-shirt.” PurpleMoon Creations invites you to wear a specially created mesh pink shirt for males and females and show your support against bullying. A minimum donation of L$10 is required but any higher amounts are appreciated!

Net proceeds from this project will be donated to the CKNW Orphans’ Fund in support of Boys & Girls Clubs Anti-Bullying programs. As of yesterday afternoon, PurpleMoon had raised almost $30kL!

As the mother of a young daughter, bullying is something that worries me every time she goes to school or interacts with others. I remember the “mean girls” when I was young, but sadly, there are so many more and different avenues for bullying nowadays… it really is scary. Many thanks to PurpleMoon Creations for spear-heading this project in SL!

A few more items of note in this post: my super cute, ‘do is a new group gift from Tram. It only comes in this ginger color, but it does include a resizer, so you can fit it to most head sizes. My skin is the Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed which you can find on sale at the PF store. My bracelet (which says “Friends Forever”) is a gacha from NuDoLu, and because Xia said I need to wear glasses more often, I’m wearing these fun Peace Glasses from Fabuleaux (also a gacha). 😉 OH! And my pretty nails are a free gift from Flair. There are several other gifts available on the wall at Flair, so be sure you pick them all up!

Flair - JuicyBomb Nails

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Sora Peach Flushed (75L)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Tram D217 Hair (group gift / free to join)

Glasses – ::Fabuleux:: Peace Glasses Dark Pink (30L gacha)

Necklace – Maxi Gossamer Silver Heart Short

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Mani/Pedi – Flair JuicyBomb Nails (free gift / 0L)

Bracelet – :NuDoLu: Bracelet Elastique Friends (35L gacha)

Shirt – PurpleMoon Creations  Pink Shirt Day Bullying Stops Here (10L minimum donation)

Jeans – :NuDoLu: Jeans du copain Coeur blanc A

Shoes – [monso] My Slip Ons

NDog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – {Imeka~} Neva Pose Pack (50L @ The Chapter Four)

Location – Southern California


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Aria

Blogging soon!

With the Academy Awards coming up soon, I thought a trip down a red carpet might be fun. I’m all alone here at The Rose Theater, but that’s ok. It’s a gorgeous build, and I enjoyed wandering around in its opulence, pretending I had box seats to the ballet or the opera. 🙂

::PurpleMoon Creations:: recently released this fabulous black and white gown as a gift to group members. It comes with an optional flexi skirt attachment, but I really like the simplicity of the tiered mesh skirt. My ring is a group gift from FINESMITH, and my earrings and necklace by *R+a* are 10L each on the Marketplace. And you can still pick up this lovely handbag by {Junbug} at the Collabor88 sale price, but I’m sure today is the last day, since the collection will be changing tomorrow.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Ria Medium 2 (188L @ Collabor88)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – D!va Layla Type A

Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails

Dress – ::PurpleMoon Creations::  Aria Gown in Black & White (group gift / 50L to join)

Necklace – *R+a* SIZUKU (10L)

Earrings – *R+a* SIZUKU (10L)

Ring – FINESMITH Rita Porcelain Ring (group gift / 300L to join)

Bag – {Junbug} Princess Clutch in Night (88L @ Collabor88)

Shoes – Gos Boutique Isabella Sandal Silver

Pose by aDORKable Poses

Location – The Rose Theater


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Merry and Bright

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In appreciation for receiving the Avi Choice Award for Favorite Women’s Apparel, Poulet Koenkamp set this amazing gown out as a gift for :: PurpleMoon Creations :: group members. As if the dress weren’t fabulous enough, the staff – which I’m holding in my right hand – makes snow, which is part of the reason why I’m standing in such a snow storm (it’s also snowing on the sim)! 🙂 The join fee is 50L, but so worth it with gorgeous group gifts like this one!

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If you are a :: PurpleMoon Creations :: subscriber, you should already have received this lovely headpiece as a gift (it is also included with the dress). If not, head over to the main store and check the history to pick one up. My earrings, necklace, and bracelet are a newish group gift from Lazuri Jewelry. The jewelry comes with a HUD so you can change gems and metal colors. There is also a matching ring, which is a free gift for everyone; you can’t see it behind my staff, but it was featured as a FFDOTD item last week, and you can see a picture of it here. Finally, you can find this beautiful skin in the -Belleza- machine at The Arcade Gacha Event for 100L/try. Many thanks to the thoughtful elf who sent it to me (you know who you are)! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Tara Arcade 4 (100L gacha @ The Arcade)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Apparition

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 31-Extra Long

Hair – ::Exile:: Run To You

Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails

Dress/Gloves/Staff – :: PurpleMoon Creations :: Merry Gown (group gift / 50L to join)

Head Piece – :: PurpleMoon Creations :: Merry Gown Head Piece (subscriber gift / 0L)

Earrings/Necklace/Bracelet – Lazuri Jewelry Esme (group gift / 250L to join)

Ring – Lazuri Jewelry Esme (free gift / 0L)

Pose #1 by *~*HopScotch*~*; Pose #2 by Izzie’s

Location – The Trace


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Linnda

This week has turned out to be a lot crazier than I originally expected. To top it all off, having a little one at home means HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN, every single day (we’re down to hours now), and the excitement quotient goes up exponentially as the days go by. So… you can probably guess that the walls are vibrating with excitement today (not mine). I’ll be super glad when November shows up tomorrow. 🙂

Blogging soon

In case you haven’t already heard (or seen), Poulet Koenkamp is back with some fabulous gifts for :: PurpleMoon :: group members. I’m wearing the Linnda Gown Halloween Edition, and let me tell you, it is spectacular. I just wish I had a Halloween party to attend so I could show it off! Don’t miss your chance to pick up the beautiful gifts available at PM right now. Oh, I have to apologize for not getting a better picture of these super cute Ghosts of Sweet William earrings from Chop Zuey. You really need to see their sweet little faces to appreciate them. They’re a free gift for *everyone*, so be sure you go grab a pair. My gorgeous Neva skin by Glam Affair is not free, but is on sale at the current round of Collabor88.

Have a safe and sane Halloween, everyone! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Neva Artic 02 (188L / featured at Collabor88

Eyes – IKON Ascencion Eyes Apparition

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 31-Extra Long

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Harley

Dress – :: PurpleMoon Creations :: Linnda Gown Halloween Edition (group gift / 50L to join)

Earrings – Chop Zuey The Ghosts of Sweet William (0L / free gift)

Pose by aDORKable Poses


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Mina

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The PurpleMoon Creations group has reached 21,000 members (wow!), and is offering this fabulous, silver Mina gown as the latest group gift. I love the sexy, sequin drape in the décolletage, and that sky-high slit up the leg! Mina is sure to heat up any summer evening! 😀

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I have to apologize for the quality for this photo. I don’t know if it was my computer, or if SL was having issues, but my graphics went haywire, and TILE LINES showed up! Grrrr! I tried to hide them best I could, but I think I  just made them worse. Anyway, this lovely skin is Nahla Milk, the June group gift from WoW Skins. Nahla comes in both milk and dark tones, with appliers for both Lush and Lolas (which I’m not wearing). My jewelry is the latest group gift from Lazuri. It comes with several options for metals and gems.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Wow Skins Nahla Milk (group gift / 200L to join)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Virtue (not free)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 19-Diva (not free)

Hair – Analog Dog Smitten (not free)

Dress – PurpleMoon Creations Mina Gown in Silver (group gift / 50L to join)

Jewelry – Lazuri Delia Ruby (group gift / free to join)

Nails – Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails (not free)

Nail Appliers – Izzie’s Slink Metallic Nails Applier HUDs (not free)

Poses – Diesel Works Stand June 2013 Gifts (free gift)

Location – Casablanca Bay South