Saturday, April 26, 2008

More Wheelies Goodies 4

Some more fab items have been put up at Dark Eden to raise funds for Wheelies, Etain also went a step further to personalise the back of the stripped Jacket which is just lovely, thank you.

I am going to list all locations to find items so that its not confusing to try and find them all.

Dark Eden



SYD (Style Your Destiny)

Whimsy Whinx & xoxSasyxox

Comme il Faut

PFE (Plenty for Everyone)

Material Squirrel

Fab Free

Dark Mouse

Friday, April 25, 2008

An Apology

I am writing this with great difficulty as I feel I have caused more harm than I would ever have wanted to do. The other day I watched a movie on YouTube and it moved me, moved me enough to want to visit one of the places mentioned in it.
When I arrived I saw that the place was very different than the one shown in the film, I hadn't full rezzed but just the initial outline of the room was different, so I opened search again to make sure I had in fact TP'd to the correct place.

I saw that in search it said temporary location and finally rezzed to see the fountain to support the place-like many many clubs and places that have tip jars to raise tier etc- I put money in and was still camming around the building wondering what or why it was changed.

One of the people involved in wheelies tpd in and she and I spoke, problem was my first thought straight off was what can I do to help them get back to what i had seen, the lady told me that they were having a fundraiser on Sunday this week, and that money raised from that would go towards their efforts to rebuild.
I got all excited at that, and knowing that I have so many generous friends and know of so many incredibly generous people, I told her that I would love to try and get some people to help more - she was I think very surprised at that ,I don't begin to guess her thoughts but since dealing with the lady that donates the use of her land to them already, all I have heard has been excitement over how incredible the people I contacted have been.

But see they don't have experience with the second life I experience every day, they have their own second lives and their focus when in world is wheelies.

Thing is that they aren't a charity, I myself put that word in the note card referring to the fountain, but at no other time that I am aware did I say it was so , it isn't, and I knew that; but my head wrapped strangely around the note card and I was negligent in not rereading it to make sure it didn't say that or wasn't misrepresented.

That is not their fault that I did that, this also isn't their fault that some crazy girl got all weepy watching YouTube and like a dog with a bone went a bit nuts. For some odd reason everyone thinks my motivation behind this is Wheelies itself , its actually not, my motivation was seeing a lady on a screen share that one place in Sl makes her feel at home, somewhere that her few hours a day she has after work in RL keeps her in touch with her friends in SL, somewhere that isn't hard to navigate around because she wishes for the most part to stay in a wheelchair like she is in RL.

You see when I went to the club, its one large round room, with seating off to the sides, and above the DJ area there is a sign to click for seated dances, has anyone ever seen those elsewhere in SL ? I hadnt.
So not only was the temporary location wheelchair accessible for maneuverability, but the dancing catered to those that were in chairs, that again moved me.
Behind the DJ area was a calender, a board that stated what event happened each day; and not only was there nights of DJ's, but there was a night for story telling and one night a week for discussions, again Moved.

When I was in yahoo I was part of a discussion group, a place people came to every day and a topic was chosen relative to the group and talked about, some heated things would come up lol but allot of the time people really gained understanding and sometimes really felt they had been heard and helped.

In RL when I came to SL - well I was actually dragged by a friend from Yahoo- who knew that if I didn't come here would drown; and I was.
I landed in SL and saw different things through very closed eyes, but came across a sim that I was so welcomed at I stayed, that was fear.
I actually didn't leave that sim for a long time, you see one thing I am very good at is faking myself, that might seem an odd thing to say but its about having lost yourself and remembering what you are, and what you have done, and re-enacting it every day to survive.

Because of the people of the sim I was at and their caring and support to me, letting me feel I was helping them help others at their place, I started to forget to fake it and just was.

The most amazing thing to me one day about a month in was that the owner of the sim came to me and said that he was building me a sky box in the sky, and letting me have a 100 prims to use how I wanted to furnish it.
I was overwhelmed. I knew by then how important prims were to a person that needed all of them to run their business, and that he had worked out a way for me to have a home in SL was just incredible.
No more changing clothes on abandoned rooftops in fear of being seen naked - yes I associate far too much with my avatar- somewhere to actually invite new and my older friend too, to just sit and talk without other people walking into the convo- back then I tended to talk too much about too much in open chat- that was all precious to me, but more so that the person had given me those things and the trust to use them respectfully.

Every day those first few months in SL I went back to being more me, more me in SL than I could be in RL right now .. people came every day to sit by the fire and talk, unload their worries and concerns about RL and SL, to just have a space where they weren't intimidated and there was no other agenda, no sploders and no Best In such and such going on, do you remember SL 2 years ago ?
Maybe I didn't explore enough as I did end up working full time there managing their mall rentals, and then eventually moved on to Manage a store.
But even then when I moved on to House of Zen the island that they created was also a place like that, we had many people just pop in, not to shop always but to just come and chat , the owners didn't care they didn't spend money, they liked the fact that my friends and our customers would turn into friends of not just us, but the island.

Again I had a home; and yes it was part of my pay, but it was more important to me than that. I worked out a way to have a premium account, that actually came from realising that if I wanted spending money, before my job at Hoz I would have to buy lindens, and when back then you had to do a minimum of 25usd for me that was closer to 40.00 and unfortunately when you bring it in you spend it. Realising that for me being a premium would give me an allowance weekly I chose that option, couldn't really afford to but it was cheaper than the alternative.

Many others don't have either option, and many will say that if they can afford a pc and internet etc that they should. Thats looking at the internet and pc as a luxury item; and in a sense I guess it is, but for some and probably many its an only communication option, if I had to choose between a telephone and the internet , the internet would win hands down.

Ok I am rambling as usual, but you see; ok maybe it is for me about wheelies the place, because to me without places like wheelies, people like me who were so in need of SL at the time but so fearful of people and not being able to cope with clicque's and possibly intruding on others; wont have a place to go to.

It takes time to adapt to SL for most people regardless of their RL and skills etc, it takes time to learn where the wonderful places are, and that everything here isn't about blue and pink balls or shooting things up. It takes time to learn how to deruth and not save changes when you are. Every day I encounter New Residents that tell me 'Sorry I'm Stupid, I'm New' it makes my heart lurch to my throat, that anyone feels that way even for an instant upsets me when its not them at all, but the intricacies of the place.

But when you are hesitant about taking a leap into something that is so intense in the first place, you do need a place that you can breathe.When I found that first place it was by searching in places using a keyword that led me there, and I was lucky to have found it. I think that I have probably told hundreds of people that were new to do the same, to use search places and type in a word that they have as a hobby or something they have an interest in RL or haven't ever had the opportunity to experience in RL, like a trip to Paris or Skydiving. I think that maybe when some people that found wheelies typed in whatever they did they found that place, and its because they had that need for it.

The Texas Uni at Austin were helping them with a fundraiser , again I think that they were approached and offered this event, this is not wheelies going around with their hands out, this was my over eager to help actions that have possibly caused a negative approach to a worthwhile place.

They have said they want to eventually offer spaces to live for people that are in their group, and that also seems to have been taken way out of context too. As I shared my experience above, all I took from that is letting people have a spot of land that is theirs to be in, clean their inventory in peace, put pretty furniture down they may not be able to have in RL , it might be a place they just go to for peace, its amazing to me all the time how calming it is to rez a zafu meditation pillow and sit and watch my avatar do the Ommmmmm thing.

Many sims in SL are owned by people that let their friends and loved ones have space, set up a prim house and chill out at. Some people charge rent to people , some people have given whole sims away to people because they know they will put them to good use, some let them have stores for free to create a community; all of that happens all over the place and yet somehow wheelies wanting to have a community space has become a bad thing ?.

I will not and refuse to see that as someone asking for handouts, or throwing a pity party for people that may or may not have some restriction in RL that others don't have, I have never thought of being in a wheelchair as a disability or inability to do incredible things, there are so many reasons some people may have restrictions on physical abilities whether it be a health or mental issue is their business; and something they have to live with each day. But wanting to build an environment that is accessible to all - and yes that is the main reason they want a bigger space eventually ACCESS for chairs - is not something that should be tainted.

I made an error a big one, I wanted to help them get what I felt they deserved, I never thought they deserved it because they happen to be in chairs or not, I felt they deserved it because they provide a safe and friendly environment for those that need it.

Whether you believe that people shouldn't accept help or not, or whether you think that people with restrictions should stand on their own and earn it, is kind of besides the point. No one said they weren't, until now they have; and unfortunately hit a rough patch.
I just wanted to show that there were such kind people all over SL, that if I asked may or may not choose to help , thats also the thing the majority of my contacts with others were my friends list, yes I made a kit and got a script together , yes I asked others to jump on board; but at no time did I expect them to feel obligated to, did I know they would ? sure, I have that faith in my second life surroundings, did I expect to hurt anyone NO, do I regret that I did DEFINITELY , but more so I am so very sorry that because of my wanting to help, that I may in fact have sullied Wheelies reputation with people that might not have ever heard of them before I did this hurts me way more.

Because of what I have done there is negativity towards them, they didn't ask for my help or anyones, they would have gotten along the way they have been without me trying I am sure, so please please don't make it about them, and the assumption they want something for nothing or are doing something that they should do for themselves, as i said they are and have been.

I steamrolled in and didn't think for a second that the consequences of that would make people think they were anything other than one of many communities in SL, for that I am ashamed of myself and really I hope that you do see this now as me just jumping right in there and not their fault.

The people that have given of their time already and their products to help raise money for wheelies I will always be so greatful to, and everyone that has purchased items I give a huge thanks to too, everyone that has donated product proceeds has done so for their own reasons, yes I wrote a blog post that may have encouraged it, but I don't believe for a second I am that powerful.

I believe fully that those that have, have done so because they were also moved by the video as it was the video that motivated it, and the video that I encouraged people to watch , it wasn't a doco on wheelies but one womans interview about her life and second life that just happened to mention it is where she goes. I also know from IM's that people were motivated because of their own RL experiences, some that have first hand experience and some that work within that field.

My other big confession or perhaps motivation was that we raise so many funds for causes in SL every day , but every time that money is raised its taken out of world; it goes to wherever it is needed and that is wonderful. I am forever proud of the residents that inhabit second life, but this time I saw something that could stay in world - again probably relating far too much to my avatar - I guess I wanted to see them grow, see them move on to bigger and better and be able to pop in and visit on occasion and know that people I know and didn't know until the last few days contributed to that.
I also wanted to give a helping hand to those that have been doing it up until now, to offer them that support and say hey you are so appreciated .

So again please dismiss my using the wrong word in a notecard about a fountain, they arent a charity they have never said they were , and please know that no one, especially me; meant to turn something good into something negative.

More Wheelies Goodies 3

Thaumata Strangelove of PFE (plenty for Everyone) has made the most adorable Evil Fairy in a bottle, not jsut does this Fairy Dance in such beautiful Movement, but when you click on the bottle OH MY she has lots of naughty things to say lol.

such as :

*PFE Evil Fairy in a Bottle: When you Role Play, you should just make your character do whatever they like and let everyone ELSE figure out how to work that into the storyline. People love the challenge!

* PFE Evil Fairy in a Bottle: Ohhhhhh... did you see how BEAUTIFUL everything looks when you hit Control-Q?

* PFE Evil Fairy in a Bottle: Of COURSE gesturing can take the place of meaningful conversation!

and many many more, its highly entertaining :) and all money from the purchases of them until the 30th will go to Wheelies.
Moire Georgette of comme il faut has created a fantastic Dress for the Cafe Society Design Challenge, this Challenge was to somehow incorporate the theme of Flamingo's in it, Moire has done an incredible job and has set it out to be another fabulous item were proceeds go towards Wheelies, thank you all and thank you to everyone involved.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Wheelies Goodies 2

Yay more yummies for the cause, thank you to everyone that capped me today *giggles* you all ROCK !

First off we have NEW skins from the Eloh bases by Cherlindrea Lamont of Fab Free , isnt she a sweety, gives so much everyday and now is giving mooooorrrrre.

The adorable Enktan Gully of Enkythings has made his own version of the saying Hell on Wheels with these divine Heels on Wheels Rollerskates, ok these are too fab I want to see a fashion show where all the models are on these. They look like Cinderella Carriages for your feet, me loves.

The angel of wings Kala Bijoux of Material Squirrel has created a heavenly skirt called Valois in different lengths that will bring out the Gypsy Love in you all, I love her peasant style skirts, I wear the others often.

I have dropped a box of the landmarks I have so far of those selling items for Wheelies at my land so be sure to grab one.

Always Thankful for:


More Wheelies Goodies

Teagan Blackthorne of Style Your Destiny has added the lovely Ann Gown to the Wheelies Fundraiser , its so adorable with is vintage look in a stunning colour that when you combine all three of these items come up a treat.

Dark Mouse owner Mouse Mimistrobell IMd me as soon as she saw yesterdays post and today released this lovely pearl jewelry set that is up in her store for the Wheelies Fundraiser

The lovely Kuranosuke Kamachi of Dela has also added to the wonderful items with the Mika shoes that are so divine.

Go and get them all NOW!

Wheelies Items and More info

I have put together a kit and sent to as many as I could, the kit has the two images shown -thanks to Luicee Babii - as well as a script and donation kiosk -thanks to Mel Vanbeeck.

A notecard explains all as well as my plea.

The script in the kit is for you to put in the vendor/box of the items you are willing to donate ALL or Part of the money from. Any part of the sales is a very welcome contribution and so appreciated.

The script is Description Based , when you put items in your vendor/box you put in the script then go to the General tab of the edit menu and where it says Description under Name you type in the price/then what you want to give to Wheelies.

Example: selling an item and you want ALL money to go to wheelies and the price is 200L , you will put in

If you want to donate a part of that 200 only then it will be
200/50 or 200/100 etc so its price/cut :o) but any help anyone needs with that let me know.

Then once you have done that click on the vendor/box and it will set it to sell for the amount total . All this info is in the notecard provided too. YOU DO NOT SET FOR SALE , the script takes from the description so there is no need to set the item for sale as it will make buy and pay buttons and the buy wont go to wheelies.

ok please please if I confused you all IM me and I'll try not to confuse you further lol.

There are already items being set up YAY , and I am extending the time frame to the 30th of April so that we get more days to raise funds and people to join in.

Ok I have set up 2 Skins that are of course modded from the Eloh Eliot skins, the tone is different and the mouth there is a demo of both for free and the skins are 100L each- and yes i havent added a notecard saying modded but will try to in the next few hours lol so dont yell at me.

ALL money from these will go to Wheelies , I have set the scripts to pay anotherfundraiser account as its a clean account and then the total at the end can all be given to Wheelies in one big hopefully huge chunk :o) .

Whimsy Winx has also set out her Cloister Fire for sale which is menu driven for 18 couples poses and so pretty to relax by ,l and that and the skins are all HERE . Other items info will be added here as I get told and there are also Donation Kiosks in the Kit -if you want a kit IM me . Those are already set all you do is put down and grant permission.

Hugs to all hope you all can stop by and buy everything you see for Wheelies.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


EDIT : Overwhelming response already this post is to just get me some idea of WHO wants to help, so let me know you are IN and then I will contact with further info YOU ALL ROCK !

UPDATE : Luicee Babii is doing the posters YAY

Earlier today I was in a group IM that had become very dramatic, when one of the people IM'd me personally a comment was made about how someone had commented on her typing in the Group and her reaction to that even though very upset at the time, was to explain that even though her typos were caused by distress 'What if she had had a disability'.

I have often thought that in the past, and having had an acquaintance in Yahoo, long before I was a resident here who was deaf and raved about the virtues of being in Phil's Place and how it allowed her to be just like everyone else.

Back then voice wasn't here, and in many other forms of chat people tended to communicate with voice, leaving her missing out on a lot of discussions. I was never able to find her here once I did join and I wish I had been able to.

Anyway after that conversation I was posting todays earlier post and was waiting for pics to load and decided to look at YouTube for a bit while waiting, and started watching some movies on Phils Place. Many I had seen before but one I hadn't...this moved me to tears- yes RL ones, I am a crier, bet you didn't expect that :P. Im embedding the video so please please watch and continue reading.

I instantly looked up the location of the movie, Wheelies.... and TP'd over to find that what was shown in the film was no longer the case, it had relocated to what is in the picture.

I found a donation fountain at the TP point and instantly threw in what I could. I am also hoping that many of you will do the same, but thats not what I am after.

What I want and I hope everyone will jump on board, is a way for us to help them with not just monetary donations into the fountain but possibly ways to make a bigger chunk of change. But I do still want you to throw in the fountain too lol.

What I was hoping and the timing for this is perfect, you see the University of Texas in Austin sim is holding a Carnival this Sunday at 6pm with dancing and entertainments and a whole slew of freebies to raise money for Wheelies, I have no idea what the freebies are of course , but again I know you are all such incredible people, that I want us again as I said to DO MORE.

There are so many incredibly talented Designers and Content Creators with HUGE hearts in SL, and I am calling on you all, I am hoping that as many of you that can will come up with an item that you would be willing to put a script in to forward the money to the Wheelies people...I am not even expecting it to be 100% of sales just something that you will be happy to do that with.

I am going to organise space at the Wheelies location to have these items at, or even if you were willing to set up the item at your own stores and have some sort of sign explaining where the money is going - someone with PS talent make me a sign lol PLEEEASE .....It is so upsetting that they have gone from what is in that movie to what they have now , and no offence to the lovely lady who has generously donated part of her land to them, which is awesome but as far as I can tell is limited on space and prims.

Also that build *sobs* again no offence but its so not worthy of such a wonderful place, but I am thinking its more about the people there not the walls that surround them :o). I have seen many times such generous reactions to many people who have needed help in Phils Place in the past, you all rally around and contribute so selflessly that I am begging - has no shame for good causes- you to do what you can to help.

So here is the list lol :

* Some sort of artwork to use as a sign for people that want to sell items and raise funds

* Designers/Creators to contact me in the next few days to let me know that they want to help by donating sales from an item or ten :P .

* Any kind of ideas people have to raise funds for them, donate larger land/builds etc.

This is everyones chance to do something so wonderful for such incredible people, that are providing a place and oppurtunity for people world wide to have somewhere to meet up and enjoy each others company, that may or may not have the same disabilities as they do.

This is what Phils Place is all about, its the people that are here that make us such a success. If you cant donate goods or services and wont be around Sunday please please drop by Wheelies and drop whatever you can in the fountain, it is so incredibly appreciated.

More info on Sundays event, no slurl as yet as its in the process of being built so restricted access right now.

WHAT: A carnival-theme event with games, rides, dancing, and entertainment to raise money for a good cause! Everything is free and donation boxes will be set up around the event to support Wheelies.

WHO'S INVITED: Anyone and everyone who wants to have fun and give support to the Wheelies club.

WHERE: The event will be located on a platform in our class island...Educators Coop 1 (94 ,229,151)

WHEN: This Sunday (4/27) at 6:00 PM LT

WHY: To have a fun time, interact, and most importantly--support a great cause.

HOSTED BY: Students at the University of Texas at Austin with special help from Wheelies!

*** "Where hurts are healed and new life begins" -- Wheelies 2008 Slogan ***

Thank You
xoxo Sasy xoxo

P.S I am going to bully everyone on my list :P so be warned lol


Dark Eden has relocated this week, to a wonderful New build. The store is long and wide, and all the items are clearly displayed for shopping ease. I really like this new location as it seems brighter and customer friendly.

The Dark Eden Club is at the back awaiting the end of the Month when the next Dark Eden Girl of the Month is voted on, and those occasions are always huge. There are also new chairs set up at the back, where for less than an hour sitting and cleaning your inventory lol, or chatting with friends you can earn an item from the vast collection, great way to add to your Dark Eden collections, or in fact start one.

With the NEW build has come NEW goodies, in the form of the latest Mania and Stripped sets. Etain the Prim Goddess has done an incredible job as usual in creating some tantalising treats.

I think and no I didnt add them up, but the Mania set would have to be close to a thousand prims lol, look at those studs and all that incredible chain work.

Definitely not an outfit to wear to a laggy sim, but so much fun to wear for yourself, and definitely pieces you can interchange to create some stunning ensembles.
Today though I opted for making the Mania and Stripped sets the Dominant feature, by wearing them over some sexy bikinis from Dernier Cri - didn't show those yesterday.

I really like how incredibly well such structured sculptie crop jackets fit to the form, and with two size options included with also the ability to mod, half the work is done for you. The only thing I had to shrink was the belt.

The lower arms and hand attachments are great to wear separately and you have glitch under jackets on all layers that fill in any gaps that moving your body might create. Another great feature is the detailing on the back of the jackets, its a separate flat prim with texture change art on the back, so you can make copies and come up with all sorts of looks of your own if you want to...possibly even ad your own group logo.
The Stripped version is stripped of all chains and spikes, with the same wonderful pieces, the jacket body part is a vest so you can also wear it without the under layer and sleeves if you choose.

The jacket, belt and boots as I said all mix and match so well with high fashion or casual wear, its just up to you to create your own unique looks.

I can't wait to see more Newness from Etain in the future as she is always so creative, and ads flavour to my inventory.

The hair in the Mania pics is Kate from Dernier Cri, Hair in Stripped pic is Steplona by Here Comes Trouble with the texture change hair clips at the back, and this style would look great on guys too that love long hair. Skin in both is from Popfuzz Designs and is the Tan Silver collab with Heart Cupcakes.

If you havent been to Dark Eden in a while now is the perfect time to go and get all the yummies, as well as check out the new store.

Always thankful for

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
[LAP] Long Akward Pose

Don't be an idiot like me

Ok that title sounds like I have an issue :P I don't right now , but if you don't take my advice I will,lol. Yesterday I was getting lots of notices and one just jumped off the screen and smacked me hard, not just because of the items, but also the information in the notecard.

Asuka Martin of Dernier Cri is an oldie thats NEW to Phil's place..confused? good lol. Asuka has been in the teen grid for the past few years, and recently had to do that scary transition to our lovely overwhelming shores, leaving all of her friends behind her :o(. Believe me though we are glad she turned 18.

This girl has skilllllllls and big ones, not only has she moved her ISLAND!, yes she has had one of those for a year, but she also came bearing an incredible inventory for us to cherish, and cherish you will.

I have made a video to show you something amazing she has also brought with her that has been tackled in our parts before, but this was a first for me in such an easy way..WATCH THE VIDEO I am embedding it too as you will want to see what will I am sure get chopped for some of you.

So Asuka has brought us clothing for Men and Women, as well as absolutely incredible Hair as you will see, I also spoke to her for a bit this morning so that convo will be here too.

Ok so I got really really excited shopping late last night, and I was worried I outdid hair compared to clothes, so wore a few styles at the beginning and then ran out of hair lol.

This first set is the Shelly set, a lovely keyhole style crop top with wonderful sleeve ties and an adorable tank with little hearts on the straps.

The capris also come with the set and I just love the texture work and the belt on the waist is perfectly matched to the top.

Oh by the way did I mention that all of these clothes cost me a staggering 50L each and yes for sets too, Asuka is having a one or two week Grand Opening Sale, that also means hair starts at 50L , which is kind of explained in the Video.

The hair styles are top left to right Alysha, Clipped and April, and they are all yummmmy as is all the incredible Hair there, remember keeping DEMOS as I said in the Video is so important for these, as if your like me you will be so concerned about dyeing that first style you will want to look at every colour on the DEMO first, and YOU CAN, as the DEMO versions are unlimited Dyes.

But then when you move on to the 2nd and 3rd and in your cases the TENTH :P you will need to keep referring to that precious DEMO to guide the way. So do what I did and drag the DEMO folder into the hair folder for safe keeping. The skin I am wearing is Arcane - Smokey available at TRUTH and the gorgy shoes are from ETD and are the heelstrap platforms.

The next piece is the Cut Out Turtleneck in Pink, I love her pinks her actual colour palette for all things is superb.

Really lovely shading on this top and of course being cut-out like it is, its like a shrug and top combo which is YUMMY.

The hair is the Flossy style and is all sculpties, yes she can even do those too- darnit lol. You can just imagine my trauma colouring each first style lol in the packs, so every pic took an extra ten minutes debating with the demo, because I honestly love every single texture she has.

As you will see too, I went Blonde nuts , every blonde she has is just spot on, whatever type of blonde shade you love I think its there.

This is the Blithe set, this is such a fun casual look but with definite sexy attached. Again a wonderful use of colours and I was overjoyed I got a chance to pull out my Sculptie trainers from Sculpties up In here in the teal and brown as I haven't worn them in an age.

Definitely smart cas with the jacket, but change tops and it definitely can go into a dressier look.

The hair left to right is Kate and Jamison, I fell hard in love with Kate, the shaggy style is wonderful, the perfect razor cut, Jamison I have been wearing all day since..I love the style as well as the colour lol, with the tan skin I look wonderfully healthy.

The Jamie set I dont actually even remember buying, I was so in awe of everything, knowing where she came from was making my mind reel and her age sooo talented. That I have to admit one or two items I bought without them rezzing fully LMAO - at 50L you know you would have too.

So when I put it on I was wooohooo, you know how much I love my grey and pinstripes together AWESOMENESS! add some pink and its divine.

Again these pieces can mix and match superbly with other items and the consistency of her colours is what is going to make that a breeze. Ok so I love love love the pants, but get a load of that blazer, its so many degrees of yummy- will have to go back and get that in every colour ( Asuka honey we need the fat packs for sure ).

The wonderful long locks are called Lindsay - no idea if thats Lindsay Lohan or what, dont really care its HOT!. I am also wearing the Venus Sandals from The HUB which even though they are black work so well as they are the noir ones and aren't a dark black, and as the pinstripe pants have a drawstring and are a bit more casual the sandals really suit the mood.

This next set is called Rogue, this was another non rez lol, but Im starting to think I shop better that way lol less thinking more buying.

This set has a whole Greek Gladiatoress thing happening, the wonderful cream and white corset with the floaty flexi skirt, the glitch are even jagged for a better flow of look, did I mention yet ASUKA HAS THE SKILLLLLLS.

The hair style again in Sculpties is the Nicky hair, and the flow and waves to this are just wonderful, as well as those thick bangs, hee hee I chose a hair colour to match the look and it worked a treat.

I had been waiting to find the perfect colour combo to wear with the fab Garcia boots from Dela and this was it for sure. I love this whole package, strolling along beaches, shopping or going out dancing it all works.

This set is the Rugged, and the top didnt appeal to me an awful lot on the ad but the jeans OH MY.

The top is adorable on though, and the bonus of the bikini top with the set is wonderful, as it would look great with a shrug or your fav denim jacket.

But back to the pants WOWZA they are hot, the cut off waistband is so Mariah lol and done superbly, definitely cheeky - pun pun pun - and a wonderful denim colour too, more grey than blue and you know it already or do I have to say again? I LOVE GREY ! lol.

Shabby Chic is the name of the hair and even though it doesnt come with paint splatters or decoupage - giggles- its another wonderful shaggy cut.The sandals are the latest Sulaco by Enkythings, I have on the shades grey version so that the lighter strip in the middle highlights with the different shades in the denim - aren't I tricky :P.

More pink ymmyness, and remember if Pink doesn't tickle you there are other colours - so have to go back before the sale ends and get them all lol.

This is the Spring set, again the jeans are superb, and with the added little details this set just ups and ups the cute meter.

The top has as you can see two parts to it , or so you think :P, but that adorable little lace trim at the bottom is actualy an option on the underpants layer , so you can wear with adorable lace or without and then with or without the black lacey tube top underneath, or if your feeling daring on its own .

The hair is Tara, and in hommage to the Tara I know I went a lovely brown colour , this hair again is so well structured and the bangs and split back are all superb. The shoes are the Balmoral Heels from TRUTH in the texture change, lovely pumps named after one of our most gorgeous beaches here in Australia.

I ran out of hair here lol , The next two sets are again really casual fun sets, the one on the left is called Retro and I think the slim belt added to the texture is just a wonderful finish to this top, with the lovely floral trim that is repeated on the cuffs of the capris.

The set on the right is Misty, again a lovely set , that could move into evening with the change of pants as the top is just divine.

The shoes are the Frisky wedges by Maitreya and their floral print went so well with both.

Now for our chat :

Sasy Scarborough: how long where you in the teen grid ?
Asuka Martin: about 2 and a half years

Sasy Scarborough: and how long until you started creating ?
Asuka Martin: I started making things the day I joined. I used to be into making sims textures and things, and then I heard about SL and thought it'd be neat to join

Sasy Scarborough: ok so you started straight away but you said you moved your island from teen grid ? so you were selling on teen grid also ?
Asuka Martin: yeah I opened up a store on the teen grid about a week after I started playing. I pretty much remade my sims items at first

Sasy Scarborough: awesome what was your site for the sims
Asuka Martin: I didn't have a site, but I went by Revoye and reavoye on a couple of sites like the sims resource, and mod the sims

Sasy Scarborough: ok so you had a store and you were able to afford an island , are they the same price as adult grid of did you have to upgrade ?
Asuka Martin: Last year I bought an island in april. yeah they're the same price as here on the adult grid

Sasy Scarborough: wow thats amazing and all this while you were at school ?
Asuka Martin: yep
Sasy Scarborough: thats great :o)

Sasy Scarborough: so are your friends creators too,on the teen grid you speak so highly of them it must have been awful to come here alone
Asuka Martin: yeah :( Before I left me and my friends all shared Dernier cri. We were always making things together and helping each other out. my friend chichi kotobide just transfered last saturday.

Sasy Scarborough: so chi chi will be starting a label too ? or merging with Dernier Cri ?
Asuka Martin: she'll be setting things up on Dernier Cri. she already has some shorts and one of her shoes setup

Sasy Scarborough: so eventually Dernier Cri adult grid will be the same as teen but with more shoppers lol
Asuka Martin: I really wish there weren't two separate grids though. It was really sad how everyone on dernier cri kind of had to split apart. :/
Sasy Scarborough: yes i think there should be a family grid at least a pg grid for all that would be great one of our fashionistas (hee Hee Whimsy :P ) lol has kids on the teen grid now and its hard

Sasy Scarborough: what did you think of it here when you first arrived ? have you had much of a chance to explore?
Asuka Martin: everything on the main grid is gigantic. The map, the builds, the avatars ;D I thought it was kind of amusing. Teens like to make everything really small
Asuka Martin: I took this picture the day I transfered. :P

Sasy Scarborough: OMG
Sasy Scarborough: lmao

Sasy Scarborough: yeah i guess your alot more relative to real size over there lol, here everyone is 7ft tall
Asuka Martin: I remember using that hight script and getting back something like 5 ft 5

Sasy Scarborough: so your inventory transferred with you ?no need to upload al over again ?
Asuka Martin: yep my inventory transfered (that would be awful otherwise o.o)

Sasy Scarborough: ok so what does your family think of Sl ?
Asuka Martin: they think its pretty neat. Everytime I have to transfer money through my moms paypal from SL, she's always like "teach me how!" My mom actually started painting some skin tones :) they look really good for starting out

Sasy Scarborough: so how did you actualy learn to create in the first place ?
Asuka Martin: I used to like playing with photoshop and scanning things in and messing with them. when I got into the sims I started trying to make textures, and pretty much taught myself how.
Sasy Scarborough: very talented indeed :)
Asuka Martin: :D

isn't she cute :) .

Ok so I have shown you it all, well most of it lol you have to get over to Dernier Cri and grab everything in sight or in my case sort of sight lol BUY IT ALL! the sale wont last.

Always thankful for

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
[LAP] Long Akward Pose

Monday, April 21, 2008

Catalina a vacation for your feet

Catalina the place is known all over the world by the movies and references to it, its glamorous sounding and also has alot of intrigue surrounding it if you wiki it lol.

In Phils Place we already have hundreds of beautiful islands - ok probably thousands, I am so not going to count them.

Tesla Miles of Tesla has decided to name something else beautiful with this same name, The Catalina wedges are beautiful wedges with a twist, or is that a hole, whatever you want to call that space is your choice, but this lovely solid heeled shoe built atop a platform base is definitely wonderful.

The colour options are vivid and the addition of the white trip with the added heart at the toe is adorable. As colourful or neutral as your outfit may be, it will definitely be all about your feet once you promenade around in these.

Always thankful for

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
[LAP] Long Akward Pose

Fashion Show today at Noon

Today at noon and 6pm slt Rezzable is hosting the Cascade fashion show, this is what plans to be a huge event, so those from Rezzable hope that you can attend and enjoy the Grand Opening of Cascade