Who let the dorks out?

The Cosmic Traveller February 26, 2010

Sometimes designers decide to collaborate on a project and the results are breathtaking. In case of the “Cosmic Traveller” project this did not surprise me at all, because if you throw together the talents of MiaSnow Myriam (“MiaSnow”), Jasmine Lisle (“JASstore”), Sofia London (“lurvebite”), Groll Greggan (“Grollwerk”), Helena Stringer (“The Stringer Mausoleum”) and Nix Sands (“XCENTRICITY”), only good things can come out of this. The space-inspired creations included skins by MiaSnow, space pets by lurvebite, boots, space gear and a cosmic photosphere with poses and star particles by JASstore. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to blog about this collaboration in January, when everything was still available at one location. Therefore, if you are interested in any of the items, you should check out the individual stores.

MiaSnow is one of my favourite skin designers because her works are fantastic, intense, beautiful, creepy and colourful. The “Cosmic Johanna” skin is a perfect example of her very unique style. It comes in a pack of four tones (two blue and two green ones), a shape and three pairs of eyes, which is a steal for L$1001.


In my “things to photograph” folder I found this almost forgotten outfit by BareRose, which went perfectly with the fierce-but-glamorous alien look I was hoping to achieve. I have a weakness for peackock dresses and this one is definitely an intergalactic version. You might have seen the poseprop Sci-Fi hallway by Glitterati on the feeds before, but for those who haven’t: it comes with ten menu-controlled poses and it absolutely brilliant (the pose in this picture is one of the built-in poses).

Cosmic Traveller

The first and the last pose though are from “Del May”, a shop which I just discovered during the “Tainted Love” hunt and which has a fantastic sortiment. I grabbed a few excentric and unusual model poses and essential ones like “Rain on my Face” and “Against the wind” to use in my beloved bad weather sims. The store offers custom fatpacks, so if you plan to buy 10 or more poses, you should go for one of these.


I believe in the possibility that aliens exist somewhere out there – and that they might be more glamorous than we are.

Skin: “Cosmic Johanna” by MiaSnow [SLURL].
Outfit “Mahamayuri” including shoes, jewellery and hat (not shown) by BareRose [SLURL].
Hair “ANT213” by *booN [SLURL].
Eyes “slice of summer” by Poetic Colors [SLURL].
Lashes “Madame Mirage” by [glow] Studio [SLURL].
Poses: “Marylin” and “Mannequin” by Del May [SLURL].
Sci-Fi Hallway with built-in poses by Glitterati [SLURL].


The early cat catches the butterfly January 22, 2010

One of today’s Fifty Linden Friday deals is this adorable “Kitty” dress from Artilleri. Its name was a clear sign from above to dress up my little white tiger avatar again with the aim to throw a big chunk of cuteness at you as a weekend starter. It took me a while to find the right hair because I wanted something cheeky and playful. I finally found this perfect style at ::69::. It looks so soft and almost real that everytime I look at it I feel the urge to touch it.

I will catch you!

All dressed up, Kitty was more than ready for mischief and grabbed the animated butterfly net from my inventory before I could stop her. Poor monarch butterfly had quite a hard time trying to escape. Redd Columbia did a great job with this animation. At one point Kitty smashes the net very hard to the ground, determined to catch this pesky butterfly. It made me laugh everytime!

That was close

Grrr….that was close.

Private Eyes are watching you

Have a nice weekend and don’t forget to let your inner dork out from time to time!

White Tiger avatar by **DP*yumyum, CSR gift – http://edelweiss.sc/choice2009w/
“Kitty dress” by Artilleri – 50L Friday [SLURL]
Hair “Neguko” by ::69:: [SLURL].
“Catch a butterfly” set with animated net and butterfly by RC Cluster [SLURL].
Glasses “Yip’s twiggy eyes” by Four Yip, free gift [SLURL].
Pose in third picture “Hi-Fi ORO099” by High Fidelity [SLURL].
Photosphere and background by Kyoot [SLURL].


Whiskers on Kittens January 13, 2010

I love musicals, as I have mentioned a couple of weeks ago (actually it was last year!), and I wanted to visualise the first lines of the song “My favourite things” from “The Sound of Music” for a while now. If you missed the “Raindrops on Roses” post, click here to read it. The funny thing with this series is, that every single picture seems to take time to “mature”, and then, suddenly – BAM – the right ingredient comes along my way and I can finish putting it together. This happened with the rose gown and similarly, I have been thinking for ages what to do for the “Whiskers on Kittens” line.

I teleported into Neko stores, looked at cat skins and avatars, but nothing really clicked with me. Yesterday evening I finally finished the WinterChoice! Creator Stamp Rally and got the cute white tiger avatar by **DP**yumyum. Today then it suddenly hit me, after Lizzie asked me how I would dress the kitten up: tiger – big cat – kitten – whiskers! I was slightly disappointed when I realised that the tiger avatar did not have any whiskers. But not all was lost, because in my inventory there was lurking the adorable Mrs Mittens hair by Clawtooth, which comes with – you will have guessed it – a tiny animated kitten. Awww!

Whiskers on Kittens

CSR finishes on the 18th January, so you still have a few days to get the tiger avatar and other prizes. If you join the “Choice!” group, you can pick up a stamp card for free (check their website for detailed instructions). After summoning all this kitten power, I spent the next two hours looking for the right dress. I often have a blurry image in my mind and then get really frustrated teleporting from one shop to the other, not finding anything close to what I want. I was close to calling it a day when I discovered this dress at “Casa del Shai” and instantly fell in love with it. I don’t think I have ever paid that much for a dress but this one was just perfect and I had to have it! It comes in four different patterns and I went for the grey tweed version. As a side note, this dress comes only with a system skirt, but also includes gloves which I didn’t wear (they didn’t go well with the paws).

Whiskers on Kittens

The rubber duckie umbrella by Rotten Toe has been sitting in my inventory for a while, just waiting for this occasion. It comes with different colours and a holding animation. For this picture however I used one of StorIn’s umbrella poses (see Juicybomb’s post here). Finally I teleported to Trilogy Raintown, a quirky little shopping district with its own underground station and, as the name says, with rain.

Voilà – these are a few of my favourite things!

White Tiger avatar by **DP*yumyum, CSR gift – http://edelweiss.sc/choice2009w/
Siobhan Dress Grey Tweed by *Shai* [SLURL].
Duckie Umbrella by Rotten Toe [SLURL].
Hair Mrs Mittens – Girl Next Door by Clawtooth [SLURL].
Umbrella 15 pose pack by StoRin [SLURL].
Second pose: “*Luth* expression 2” by Reel Expression [SLURL].
Location: Trilogy Raintown [SLURL].


A Glimpse of Spring January 7, 2010

This post is dedicated to everyone who, like me, is rapidly getting sick of winter, the cold and the darkness at 5 pm. Where I live we had the heaviest snow since 1981 and it is still kind of an adventure, but I know that a lot of you are loathing the masses of snow and ice by now. Just close your eyes for a moment and imagine warm sunrays on your skin. Smell the pretty flowers, look at the butterflies – and wait, is that a grasshopper over there?

Bouncy bouncy

Spring will be coming soon, I promise! I know this because my local supermarket has just started selling Cadbury chocolate eggs.

Flower Child

Bouncing grasshopper, L$29, by Cutie Honey Shop [SLURL].
Skin “Small Flowers” by Nuuna’s Skins [SLURL].
Hair “Bella” with flower hat by Milestone Creations, check out the January 50% sale! [SLURL]
Petal Dress by (epoque), store currently under construction [SLURL].
Lashes “Vanity” eyelashes by [glow] studio designs [SLURL].
Eyes by Miriel (no longer available)
Pose “Follies – Vaudeville’s Vanna Present…” by Olive Juice [SLURL].
Location: “Forest Feast” [SLURL].


Raindrops on roses December 31, 2009

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I am a huge fan of musicals and it happens very easily that songs get stuck in my head and stay there for days, playing again and again and again. I watched “The Sound of Music” for the first time a couple of years ago and loved it. It still only takes a few notes of “Do Re Mi” or “My favourite things” to make me hum the music all day long.

Raindrops on Roses

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.

A while ago “My favourite things” popped into my head again and whispered: “Why don’t you put together photographs illustrating the first lines?”. Unfortunately I didn’t have anything rose-like in my inventory at that time. But when I saw the rose gown from LIKKA*HOUSE blogged by the Sannomiya Region Fashion Express in summer, I knew I had found the base for my “Raindrops on Roses” picture.

Raindrops on Roses

The roses on this gown are lovely and very detailed, with around 200 prims per rose attachment. It took a while to rez them all the first time I put the gown on, because SL is so screwed up for me at the moment that I sometimes want to cry. But it was so worth it!

As contrast to the red gown I chose the clay skin of the gorgeous “Lily Old Hollywood” skin pack from Exodi, which I bought at one of the last skin fairs. I fell in love with them after I had seen the beautiful pictures at Stacie Pryor’s blog.

Finally I needed rain and it didn’t take me long to come up with the right location. “Crucible” and “Templum ex Obscurum” are two of my all-time favourite sims and if you happen to visit there, please consider donating a few lindens to keep them running. They have a very dark and fairytale-like atmosphere, the landscape is stunning and most importantly, they have plenty of water and rain. Raindrops make roses happy!

We wish you all a wonderful New Year’s Eve, no matter if you party hard or spend it quietly, and of course a happy and successful new year 2010! My personal SL challenge will be to find a bright copper kettle.

“The Name of the Rose” by LIKKA*HOUSE [SLURL].
“Lily Old Hollywood clay” skin by Exodi [SLURL].
Hair “Chelsea” by Truth [SLURL].
Eyes “Eclipse” by Miriel (no longer available).
Poses: First picture, “Jazzy JH8” by LAP [SLURL], second picture “Luth expression 5” by Reel Expression [SLURL].
Pictures were taken at Crucible [SLURL].