Happy Anniversary to Designer Showcase

Here’s a toast to Designer Showcase’s 9th anniversary. Established in 2011, Designer Showcase is a monthly event that offers exclusive pieces from designers all over the grid. This month’s event ends on January 28th, so be sure to stop by.

Outfit: Sascha’s Designs – Lolly Tan Dress (Maitreya)
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Cordelia Jewels @Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Janelle – Browns
Pose: -Slouch Poses- Toast 005
Backdrop located at Background City

Where the Red Fern Grows

“I had heard the old Indian legend about the red fern. Only an angel could plant the seeds of a red fern, and that they never died; where one grew, that spot was sacred.”
Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows

A lot of people who read my blog know that I often use this platform as a journal. I may be a fashion blogger, but I’m also a writer who lets it all out. I lost someone I loved so much. His name has made his way into my posts. His name was Loki, and he was the sweetest pup that ever lived.

My Loki was tough too. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2017. In late 2018, he was diagnosed with Insulinoma, which is a form of pancreatic cancer. He lost his battle on January 16, 2020. I had a hand in that. I saw him struggling for a week wanting to believe it was a tooth problem he had in the past. The course of antibiotics wasn’t helping 5 days in. He looked at me and I knew what we needed to do.

When I was in middle school, I read Where the Red Fern Grows. It has stayed with me to this day. When Loki was first diagnosed, I started to plan for his death. It’s the only thing one can do when their loved one has not one terminal diseases but two. All my preparation was for naught. Nobody can prepare to lose a piece of their heart. Nevertheless, I want the red fern to be true. It’s winter in my RL, and I can’t plant shit, so thank you Amatsu Lounge for giving me that splash of red in my darkest days.

Outfit: AnaSTyle – Lyanna with boots @ Designer Showcase
Pose: Diversion – Autumn Reading – 4
Location: Amatsu Lounge

2020

So, here we are. Every year, we say goodbye to the past year hoping the new year will be better. Will 2020 bring you all that you need? Relax…it’s a rhetorical question. For myself, I’m haunted by last year. I feel the ghost of 2019 holding on. It’s temporary. At least that’s what I tell myself, so readers prepare for Laylah’s emotional reckonings and some droll to keep it even.

Sunshine and I are wearing FurtaCor’s Gen outfit available at Designer Showcase. If you want to visit January’s Designer Showcase 9th year anniversary, please click here.

Backdrop by Foxcity “After Party”
Pose by Sassy Sweet Poses “Celebrations 2020 female/female”

Nyctophilia

In her place one hundred candles burning
As salty sweat drips from her breast
Her hips move and I can feel what they’re saying, swaying
They say the beast inside of me’s gonna get ya, get ya, get…

Black lipstick stains her glass of red wine
I am your servant, may I light your cigarette?
Those lips smooth, yeah I can feel what you’re saying, praying
They say the beast inside of me’s gonna get ya, get ya, get…

I beg to serve, your wish is my law
Now close those eyes and let me love you to death
Shall I prove I mean what I’m saying, begging
I say the beast inside me’s gonna get ya, get ya, get…

Let me love you too
Let me love you to death

Poses: Le Poppycock Nyctophilia Gacha Dance of Death & Heart of Stone (Gargoyle+Pillar) Rare @Pose Fair’s Autumn Festival
Outfit: `M.BIRDIE / Halloween Costume B : Dead Bride. Dress 1, Shoes 4, and Veil 1 Maitreya @The Epiphany
Jewelry: .::Supernatural::. Morgana Choker Silver @Designer Showcase
Hair: tram G0511 (former Uber item)
Location: Pendle Hill
Lyrics in Post: “Let Me Love You to Death” by Type O Negative

Autumn Festival

Are you ready for Pose Fair’s Autumn Festival? It starts tomorrow at 12 pm SLT! For this post, I’m featuring Belle Poses Elisa. The Belle Poses Straw Car is the perfect companion to this pose set!

Pretty soon, you can see for yourself. Click here to visit Pose Fair’s Autumn Festival! 🎃

Outfit: I.M. Collection Dad’s Farm Stand Jeans and Sweater @Designer Showcase
Shoes: < IDEALIA >BETH Shoes (Maitreya) @The Liaison Collaborative
Hair: Navy+Copper – Kaylee @faMESHed
Jewelry: Beloved Jewelry : Hoop Earrings
Pose: Belle Poses Elisa 1 @Pose Fair: Autumn Festival (opens October 19th at 12 PM SLT!)

Fall Necessity

When I was a kid, I was never really into smashing pumpkins because they came alive once they were carved into Jack-o-lanterns. However, smashed or not, I always loved roasting the pumpkin seeds!

Besides pumpkin seeds, I’m also excited for Pose Fair’s Autumn Festival! Fashiowl’s Pumpkin Patch has 9 bento poses, with pumpkin props included. While I hit up Mieville Nightmare before Halloween, Fashiowl’s Pumpkin Patch poses includes an actual pumpkin patch to pose on! Remember, Pose Fair’s Autumn Festival opens October 19th at 12 pm PST, so check out their Flickr for a sneak peek.

Outfit: Legendaire Paulie Outfit @Designer Showcase
Hair: Wasabi // Elenoire Windblown @The Arcade
Jewelry: Yummy Auspicious Necklace & Nightmare ring set
Location: Mieville Nightmare before Halloween
Pose: Fashiowl’s Pumpkin Patch @Pose Fair: Autumn Festival (opens October 19th at 12 PM SLT!)

Learning to fly

I’m officially back in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The weather has been beautiful! Las Vegas has a hot hair dryer heat. Albuquerque can be hot, but it doesn’t kill ya. Course, I haven’t been here for 6 years, so maybe that’s changed. What hasn’t changed is the wind blowing in a cold freeze in October after you’ve been fooled by a nice and warm day.

Outfit: zOOm – Evanora Outfit @Designer Showcase
Shoes: Lindy Fiona in Black @Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Bunbun hair – Browns
Pose: [KoKoLoReS] Fun with Kites > Flying Kite 01 & Mad World @Pose Fair: Autumn Festival (opens October 19th at 12 PM SLT!)
Location: Whimberly

So, I’m moving back to the Land of Enchantment aka Albuquerque “Yes New Mexico is a state” on Friday. I’ve been in Las Vegas, Nevada for approximately 6 years. My husband and I always planned on moving back home. In the beginning it was hard to imagine Las Vegas was home material, yet here I am missing it already.

I thought blogging about Heart Home’s Succulent Sofa set, available at Designer Showcase, was appropriate because there are a lot of cactuses in Albuquerque. It’s a quirky set, which I love. The sofa comes with him and her single poses and some cuddles. Mind you, I’m checking out the PG version. The set is 650L for PG animations and 950L for adult. Want to check it out? Click here for a lift to Designer Showcase.

Featuring: Heart Home Succulent Sofa Set – PG @Designer Showcase (Pose Female 4)
Outfit: N-Uno – Rita Jeans // N 6 // Maitreya & Mug – Popular Girls – #5 Kaelyn Top Black @The Arcade
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Jisu /Brown

That daydream look in your eyes…

Need to get your hands in some new nails? Stop by Designer Showcase’s September round and you are in for a treat.

WitchCraft’s Boho nail set is available for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink body types. See the choices below!

Seen enough? Click here for a lift to Designer Showcase.

Featuring {WitchCraft} Boho Nails @Designer Showcase
Outfit: !dM Fiorella – LARA babyDoll in Pearl (former Gacha item)
Hair: Exile Pick Up Lines
Jewelry: elise – Greta
Lip applier: Ottilie – Watery Lip Gloss
Eyeshadow applier: Ottilie – Daily Eyeshadow – Nude LELUTKA
Body parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: NinaX: Daisy Bento Pose 2

Don’t threaten me with a good time…

Do you love visiting monthly fashion events in Second Life? Designer Showcase is a stop you don’t want to miss. Deborah, by Legendaire, features a dangerous neckline and slit with a variety of colors and prints, and it’s available at Designer Showcase’s September round!

Click here to check it out!
Dress: Legendaire Deborah Gown w/heels @Designer Showcase
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Krissy
Hair: tram I0825 hair1 @Collabor88
Backdrop: Foxcity Grand Entrance @Kustom9
Pose: EvoLove Shoreline 3