Thursday, November 12, 2015

Missing In Action

Temporarily out of action. 
 
My apologies to all who have come to my blog expecting to see fashion.  My computer decided to have a melt down a week ago and it had to be sent out to be fixed.
 
I hope to be back up and running within the next few days.  Thank you for taking the time to read this and see you soon.
 
Graci

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Day Late and A Dollar Short

As my Flickr says, I am a day late and a dollar short.  Due to happenings in my real life over the past few weeks and especially Saturday, I was not able to get my pics submitted to the Miss Vero Modero contest going on in Second Life.  I finished them on Sunday morning and posted them to share.  I hope you like them.
 
 

 
Pic 1
Outfit:  Vero Modero Leda Swimsuit
Armband:  RYCA Armband NS90 in Gold
Hat:  GoS Floppy Hat with Scarf
Earrings:  Baiastice Enigma Earrings in Gold
Pose:  Agapee
 
Pic 2
Outfit:  Vero Modero Leda Swimsuit
Armband:  RYCA Armband NS90 in Gold
Hair:  Phoenix Ophelia Hair
Pose:  PosESion


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

All Wrapped Up in Shades of Autumn

Slip into the autumn shade
I could sleep for days
But I like the sun when
I can hear another sound
~ Autumn Shade - The Vines ~
 
 
Top:  :: PM :: Etnia Jacket  in Bulgarian brown
Pants:  Baiastice Milano Trousers in Tobacco
Hair:  :::Phoenix::: Ophelia Hair @ Tres Chic
Lipstick:  Madrid Solo Rebel Lips in Rose Garden
Pose:  !Lybra
 
 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Walk in the Woods in Autumn

 
Remember what they say
There's no shortcut to a dream
~ October - Broken Bells ~
 
 
 
 
Outfit: {Indyra} Brixton Top and Skirt
Shoes:  .:KC:. Belen for Slink High Feet
Necklace:  {Indyra} Kali Necklace
Bracelets:  *YS & YS* Onyx Bracelets
Hair:  Catwa Ulyana Puffy
Pose:  Imeka



Friday, October 9, 2015

Something Wicked This Way Comes

 
And what you call hell I call home, baby
There’s something wicked, there’s something wicked
~ Something Wicked This Way Comes – Wednesday 13 ~
 
 
DBS Wicked
 
Jewelry:  DbS The Wicked Princess Necklace, Earrings and Tiara @ IDE
Hairbase:  Boon mid gathered hairbase in Black
Hair:  Baiastice Mylla Hair Attachment
Wings:  Sofiel Angel Wings in Black
Pose:  PosESion
 

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Friday, October 2, 2015

All the Leaves Are Brown

 
All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
~ California Dreamin' - The Mamas and The Papas ~
 
Today there's a nip in the air to let us know that yep, fall is definitely here and winter is coming.  The leaves are turning and falling, the sky is indeed gray, and it's cold outside here in New England. 
 
To warm things up a little bit, I am presenting to you a picture I call Nutmeg, featuring LaVian & Co. Essentials Uncovered.  This cute little strapless dress has a sweetheart neckline and layers of ruffles ending well above the knee.  The HUD changes the top and skirt to give you a ton of options for wear.  I've chosen a nutty brown top and a matching patterned skirt to try to coax the sun into coming out.  At least here in Second Life the sun is out.

 
 
Dress:  LaVian & Co. Essentials Uncovered Bag 2
Shoes:  Moda Jessie Zipped Heels
Necklace:  Mandala Tefutefu in Gold
Bracelets:  erratic cuffs in Gold
Hair:  Exile Touch So Warm Naturals
Pose:  Vestige Poses
 
 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Just Because

Just because it isn't happening here, doesn't mean it isn't happening.
 
Pssst.. hey you.  Yeah, you sitting in your comfy chair reading this (at least I hope SOMEone reads this)...  you have a home (of sorts anyway) and food in your belly and clothing on your back and the comfort of electricity, running water, internet access... you get the picture, I hope.
 
Millions of people don't have that luxury and while you are reading this, 2 or 3 more people in Syria alone will become refugees, fleeing the war-torn country.  Families have been displaced, children separated from their parents, many killed along the way on their desperate flight to what they hope is freedom.
 
On September 25, Strawberry Singh published a post about this crisis http://strawberrysingh.com/2015/09/25/syrian-refugee-crisis-fundraiser-in-second-life/, highlighting an in-world effort to aid the refugees.  After reading this post I went to the kiosk and purchased this shirt.  It's not Haute Couture and it's not name-brand designer made but that is not the point.  It was designed specifically for this fundraising effort.  In my opinion it is worth the few Linden that it costs. 
 
I am usually a quiet person, not publically voicing my opinion on matters of this or any other political nature but this crisis impacts so many children.  Yes, there are other happenings in our sad world that impact the children just as much and I don't know why this particular story has touched me as it has.  I am not trying to find that answer.  I am only doing my little bit to help.  I have made a donation to a Real World organization as well.  What about you?
 
If this post has offended you, please feel free to ignore it.  I do not apologize for it.
 
 
Outfit:  RC Cami with heart @ Inworld Kiosk
Pose:  Miamai
 
 
If you want to learn more about the Refugee Crisis, here is the link to CNN's page
 
Thank you for the time you took from your busy day to read this post.
Graci
 
 


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Summer's Last Gasp

 
See you in September
See you when the summer's through
~ See You In September - The Happenings ~
 
 
 
Outfit: Finale Couture Suzette Top and Skirt in Berry
Shoes:  Finale Couture Suzette Heels in Berry
Jewelry:  MG Giselle Opal Set Earrings and Ring in Pink
Hair:  Truth Hair Ximena from the Variety Pack
 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Maybe

 
Maybe in the future, you're gonna come back, you're gonna come back
The only way to really know is to really let it go.
~ Maybe - Ingrid Michaelson ~
 
 
 
 
Outfit:  LaVian AW1516 Essentials Take Care Silver
Shoes:  erratic Clarice Mesh Sandals Silver
Jewelry:  Finesmith Hoop Bracelet in Silver
Hair: Mina Hair Grace
Pose: !Lybra
 


True Colors

 
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
~ True Colors - Cyndi Lauper ~
 
 
 
Top:  Loordes of London The McLaglen #17 @ IDE
Pants:  Loordes of London Allier Slacks #8 @ IDE
Jewelry:  Lazuri Cocoa Island Necklace
Hair:  Truth Anouk
Pose:  Manifeste



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Sun Will Come Out

The sun will come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun
~ Tomorrow – Annie ~
 
 
There’s only a few days left to get on over to the International Designers Expo.  This round closes on October 2.
 
Today I am presenting one of the items from Loordes of London.  With the weather turning cooler up here in the Northeast US, it’s time to pull out the jackets and sweaters.  Now that summer is over even the rain feels colder.  Coleen MacArthur has created this fabulous trench-style coat, perfect for that autumn walk whether in the rain or sun.  She has given this coat such wonderful detail right down to the embossed buttons.
Check out her items at IDE and don’t forget to look around at all the other goodies.  You’ll be glad you did.
 
 
IDE Loordes
 
 
Outfit:  Loordes of London Distressed Shopper #14 @ IDE
Hair:  Dura Boys & Girls 23 in Dark Brown
Nails:  Nailed It French Manicure Pastels
Umbrella and Pose:  Chisa Creations

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Walk in the Autumn Woods

I think Autumn is the most beautiful season.  The very air seems to have a golden quality to it as the leaves turn and begin to fall.  This is the perfect time for a walk in the woods, to call up all the memories of the summer past and to think of the quiet time yet to come. 

I've chosen to walk these woods in this autumn-colored dress by French Vintage Couture.  The spaghetti straps support the sweetheart neckline of this A-line dress.  The soft material flows down to a handkerchief hemline which ends mid-calf.  A delightful dress to wear on a lovely fall day.

 
Shoes:  Glam Dreams Open Toe Pump for Slink Feet
Jewelry:  Kunglers Divinae Necklace and Ring
Hair:  Iconic Vaska
Pose:  C O R P U S



Back on Campus

School is back in session most everywhere and for most people it's a time to get back into a routine.  Up in the morning, work out (for some maybe), shower, dress and run to class so you aren't late.  In Second Life, things are far from routine.  So many great fall creations coming from awesome designers are popping up in groups that it's hard to keep track of some days.  One place you can check out for some seriously good items is the Crazy Back to School Event going on now until September 29.

One of the designers participating in this event is Lilac Niven, creator of AvaGirl and AvaBoy.  I present to you her Macee outfit.  A cute cropped cardigan sweater and jeans complete with belt make up this outfit.  The HUD included in the package offers 4 options for changing the sweater colors and also changes the jean color from blue or faded to black or faded.  Altogether a great way to get you back on campus in style.
 
 


Outfit:  AvaGirl Macee @ Crazy Back to School
Shoes:  Essenz Milan in White for Slink Feet
Hair:  LeLutka Demi
Pose:  InPose!



Saturday, September 19, 2015

Morning Song

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
~ Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens ~
 
 
MdiModa Accessories has done it again!  I am presenting to you the newest creation from this design house, the dress simply known as 10A. 
 
This casual dress is just as easy to wear as it's name.  The soft material slides sensually over your skin as you slip it on, making it the perfect outfit  to wear on those hot summer days or long sultry nights.  Strapless, it bares your shoulders, keeping you comfortably cool and ends in a hemline just above your knees.  The daring side slit comes all the way to the hip, giving your admirers a glimpse of leg with each step.  With many patterns to choose from and a color changing HUD for each pack, this dress will fast  become a favorite!
 
 
 
 
Outfit:  MdiModa Dress 10A Pack 3
Jewelry:  MG Honey Diva Necklace and Bracelets
Hair:  Truth Bronwyn
Pose:  C O R P U S
 
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Schoolgirl Crush

But it's just a sweet sweet fantasy baby
When I close my eyes

~ Fantasy - Mariah Carey ~


Oh my goodness!  There are SO many things at the Crazy Back to School event happening now that I can't begin to name them all!  Clothes!  Accessories!  Gachas!  Oh my!  One of the things I am showing you today is the offering from XXY.  Xerys Luna has put together a set of School Day poses as well as some single and couples poses for this event.  I present to you School Day poses 1 through 5.



 
Top:  Gizza Cassie Double Shirt in Pink
Skirt:  Gizza Cassie Pleated Skirt in Floral Pink
Socks:  AviCandy Thigh Highs in Marshmallow
Glasses:  *TC* Black Glasses
Hair:  Argrace Sachi in Auburn
Pose and Books Prop: XXY School Days @ Crazy Back to School
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pictures of Lily

Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
~ Pictures of Lily - The Who ~

 
The Crazy Back to School Event is running strong until September 29.  So many talents have come together to showcase their creations.  This event is a must-go-see!
 
Today I bring you a creation by Zaira Alderton of Zesty Fashion.  She is offering her cute dress named Lily.  The dress has a silky top with a short, curve-hugging patterned skirt.  I have chosen the Amber color to show you but this stylish dress comes in Amethyst, Citrine, and Jade as well.  This is a great casual dress and you'll want to own it in all four colors! 

 
Outfit:  *Zesty* Lily Dress in Amber @ Crazy Back to School Event
Shoes:  Bens Boutique Janet Booties in Brown for Slink Feet
Hair:  Catwa Ulyana Puffy with Sides
Bag:  Ison Pandora Duffle in Cognac
Glasses: T.C. Kawaii Glasses in Black
 
 
 


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tennis Anyone?

The Crazy Back to School Event (CBSE) is opening in a few days!  This event will open on September 13 and run though September 29 and showcases the talent of many designers.

Merlin Creations is one of the participating designers in this event and Casy Merlin brings you Trixi, a cute little number.  This sporty style outfit has a cropped tuxedo jacket top with a teeny tiny pleated skirt.  The color changing HUD changes either jacket, skirt or belt or any combination of the three.  I've chosen to pair it with a pair of sneakers, sunglasses and my tennis racquet.  Tennis anyone?

 
Outfit:  MC Trixi @ CBSE
Shoes:  Kens White Canvas Mesh Sneakers
Sunglasses:  Izzie's Miami Neon Sunglasses in White
Racquet and Pose:  Repose ACE
 
 
 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Back in the Classroom

The feeling of fall is in the air and with it parents are preparing to send their kids back to school.  Here in Second Life the Crazy Back to School Event (CBSE) is about to explode onto the grid.  So many talented designers will display their beautiful creations in one place, giving you the chance to one-stop shop!

One of the designers participating in this event it Kelli's Kreations.  This first outfit I present to you is the Baby Girl outfit in Red.  It is being offered at the CBSE in Gold, Green, Pink, Purple, Red and Teal.  All outfits are mesh and come with a white shirt trimmed in black, tiny plaid schoolgirl skirt, black tie, black Mary Jane platform shoes and Omega appliers for stockings.  A cute outfit for those still warm first days of autumn. 

 
 
This next item I present to you is 1st Day in Purple, also from Kelli's Kreations.  Designed to take you through the evening in style, this chic outfit comes in Blue, Green, Purple, and Red.  The top has a whimsical print and halter style straps.  The long solid skirt hugs your curves and falls softly to the floor.  Although this mesh outfit bares your midriff, it is one piece for ease of wear.  You'll love the feel of the soft material and will turn heads wherever the night takes you.
 
 


All outfits available at the Crazy Back to School Event opening September 13 and running through September 29.  Here is your taxi to the event.





 


Monday, September 7, 2015

Sweet E's Designs at IDE

Finally!  It’s September 7 and the September round of the International Designers Expo is open!  So many wonderful items from so any talented designers are being offered that you won’t know which way to turn first!
Here is but one small example from Sweet E’s Designs.  She is offering her Strappy Dress in multiple colors, Blue, Ivory, Red, Purple, Pink and Black.  I’ve chosen to present to you, her Black Strappy Dress.  I love how this dress moves with you, showing tantalizing bits of skin between each strap.  Perfect for dancing and the club!
Hurry on down to IDE and check out not only this cute dress but all of Sweet E’s items.  While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the rest of the Expo… you never know what treasures you’ll find!
 
 
SweetE Strappy Dress
 
 
Dress:  Sweet E’s Designs Strappy Dress in Black @ IDE
Hair:  MADesigns Eve in Club Black IX
Lips:  BlackLiquid Blood Gloss
Pose:  Manifeste

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Crazy Back to School Event

 
It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that I have been chosen as an official blogger for The Crazy Back to School Event.
 
 
September is coming fast.
And September means it’s time to come back to classrooms…
This shopping event will take place between September 13 and September 29 and will feature some incredible creations from some incredible designers.
 
 
Keep your eye out for group notices and head on over to get your shopping on!
 
 
 


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sweater Weather

We could slip away, wouldn't that be better
Me with nothing to say, and you in your autumn sweater
~ Autumn Sweater - Yo La Tengo ~
 
 
Top:  Finale Couture Leslie Sweater in Taupe
Jeans:  -tres blah- Sophie Jeans in Black
Hair:  Tukinowaguma Saba 2 @ On9
 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bad Girls

Now don't you ask yourself
Who they are
Like everybody else
They want to be a star
~ Bad Girls - Donna Summer ~



 
 

 
Outfit:  Finale Couture Vendetta in Antique (jacket, top, pants)
Shoes:  N-Core Stiletto in Black for Slink Feet
Hairbase:  *boon* Raised Hairbase in Black
Hair:  MADesigns Dora in Black II
Jewelry:  ::je suis:: Voyante Plain (no longer available)
Pose:  Exposeur
Location:  my home
 
 
 
 


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Puppy Lovin'

If only I could have a friend
To stick with me until the end
And walk along beside the sea
Share a bit of moon with me
~ The Puppy Song – Harry Nilsson ~
 
 
Collabor88 Spirit
 
 
Collabor88 Spirit Half
 
Top:  Spirit Daydream Tank Top in White @ Collabor88
Shorts:  Spirit Daydream Shorts in Blue @ Collabor88
Shoes:  Garbaggio Daydream Pumps in Nude @ Collabor88
Necklace:  MG Dream Orb @ Collabor88
Bracelet:  Earthstones Mosaic Cuff Bracelet in Jubilee
Hair:  DeLa Eloise in Brown
Puppies:  {anc} Flottante Puppies in Cream @ Collabor88
 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Waiting...

So long
I’ve been looking too hard, I’ve waiting too long
Sometimes I don’t know what I will find
I only know it’s a matter of time
~ Waiting For a Girl Like You – Foreigner ~

 
Collabor88
Collabor88 Headshot
Outfit:  ISON Orchid Gown in Amethyst @ Collabor88
Necklace:  Kunglers Amala Necklace in Crystal
Bracelet:  *MM* Crystal Circle Bracelet
Shoes:  Garbaggio Daydream Pumps in Wine @ Collabor88
Hair:  Exile Walking on Sunshine
Skin:  Glam Affair Luna Jamaica 01E @ Collabor88
Poses:  Manifeste
Location:  Giardini di Vita



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Turn Away

Hold hold the light
That fixes you in time
~ Turn Away – Beck ~
 
 
Finale Couture Shaz
Finale Shaz Headshot
 
Outfit:  Finale Couture Shaz Dress in Blue
Shoes:  Finale Couture Vivian Heels in Sapphire
Hair:  Wasabi Pills Amelie in Black Coffee
Pose:  Manifeste
Location:  Love, Henry

Monday, August 3, 2015

Study In Brown

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came ?
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game.
~ Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison ~
 
 
 
 
Outift:  Finale Couture Denim Knotted Shirt and Belted Denim Shorts - Brown
Hat:  =Zenith= Rattan Hat
Shoes:  Vertice Black Leather Wedge Sandals
Bag:  *YS&YS* Viareggio Black Straw Bag
Hair:  Truth Lyric
Pose:  Manifeste
Location:  Central Park
 
 


Friday, July 31, 2015

Done Up in Denim Blues

And I will never forget...
The last time I saw you
Like a photograph... so rare
~ Denim Blue - Stevie Nicks ~
 
 
 
 
 
Outfit:  Finale Couture Strappy Top - Blue
and
Belted Denim Skirt - Stone Washed
Shoes:  Slink Astrid Boots - Milk Leather (not available)
Jewelry:   Osakki Hamur Metal Cuffs - Copper (not available)
Hair:  Alice Project Indigo
Pose:  In-Pose!
Location:  Central Park
 
 




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

To The Night

Roxanne
You don’t have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don’t have to sell your body to the night
~ Roxanne – The Police ~
 
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Dot-Be Headshot
 
Outfit:  Dot-Be Fashion Lynn 3
Bracelets:  TGL Linnea Tantra Red
Earrings:  Kunglers Maracuja Red Pearl Earrings
Hair:  Adoness Valhalla Pitch Black
Eye Make Up:  SlackGirl Hydra 08
Pose Prop:  Lost Angel Dark Alley
 

Drifting Away

Summer days drifting away,
To, uh oh, those summer nights
~ Summer Loving – Olivia Newton John ~

 
Finale Rachel
 
Finale Rachel Headshot
Dress:  Finale Couture Rachel – Blue
Hat:  Xen’s Hats Ramona – White w/ Turquoise Band
Jewelry:  Je Suis Boheme Set (not available)
Location:  Izzie's

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Waiting

I will remember how you kissed me
Under the lamppost
Back on 6th street
Hearing you whisper through the phone,
“Wait for me to come home.”
~ Photograph – Ed Sheeran ~
 
 
Waiting
Waiting Headshot
 
 
Outfit:  Ghee Crinkle Silk Cami and Shorts – Peony
Shoes:  Essenz Milan – White
Hair:  LeLutka Dakota @ Hair Fair

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Night Moves

And oh the wonder
We felt the lightning
And we waited on the thunder
~ Night Moves - Bob Seger ~
 

 
Jeans:  !Finale Couture Skinny Jeans - Dark Blue
Shoes:  Essenz Jakarta in Black for Slink Feet
Beads:  Earthstones Bikini Beads - Autumn Woods
Hair:  LeLutka Demi @ Hair Fair 2015
Location:  My Home


Take the Long Way

When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
 
~ Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp ~


 
 
 
Pants:  Petit Mort Navajo Jagger Flares @ The Instruments
Top:  Boho Baku Denim Open Vest
Hat:  Petit Mort Brown Felt Floppy Hat @ The Instruments
Beads:  Earthstones Bikini Beds - Autumn Woods
Bracelet:  Earthstones Triple Hippie Bracelet
Bag:  Ison Kabuki Crocodile Tote
Hair:  Truth Hair Lyric
Location:  Central Park