Piz + Name abuse

Hello,

Heather Mimikri Piz close-up

What a hot release this week at Mimikri, Piz will turn heads! Very short shorts letting see how long and perfect your legs are, a sexy cleavage, add some golden accessories like the new earrings from N’Soul and you’re perfect for clubbing!

Heather Mimikri Piz

Not related to the pictures above:
As you probably know, Linden Lab has introduced a big change in the creation of Second Life accounts as it now requires only one name. This has lead to a massive creation of alts to reserve names, aswell for individuals as for brand names. Once again, Linden Lab has opened Pandora’s box and has offered new ways to ill-minded wicked people to harm the ones they don’t like or even to scam known brands by creating a username before they could get it. Worse, the new created avatar appears in top of the search feature. Imagine you’re looking for shop ABCDXYZ which is famous for its sexy clothes, but what you found in the search is avatar ABCDXYZ created by a concurrent and which will misguide you. Or people trying to resell their brand names to designers. If you want more details about some of the trouble this has brought, please read the following articles:
SL Username Changes on Grid Expectations
What’s my name on Shopping Cart Disco
And what for all this? Probably for a marketing campaign so Linden Lab can artificially inflate their user numbers to better sell the company to Microsoft. Showing once more how little they care about actual Second Life Residents.
We cannot do much about it but at least, we can ask to minimize the harm done to people and brands by voting for this Jira Against Avatar Name Mis-usage which basicly asks that the new avatars at least don’t appear on top of the search. Please vote!

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK CherryLips
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Lines Eyes
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: Sixty Nine [ 69 ] MIMI 01 – Light Mocha
Sweater: * Mimikri – Piz Sweater arsenic
Shorts: * Mimikri – Piz Shorts arsenic
Earrings: [N’soul] Leaves Earring – Gold
Boots: ANEXX_FringeWesternBoots_Camel
Poses: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

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La piu bona di SL

No, I don’t believe yet i am the best of them all, nor the most beautiful or whatever, not yet… I just happen to have seen some girl in world wearing this title while i was taking the following pictures. That made me laugh a lot!

Emma in NY Full

Now, about the outfit: this great sweater from Son!a is a new release available only at the Modavia Fashion Week for some more days, then, it will be at the store, i guess. The pants are a freebie from Chantkare, also at Modavia Fashion Week. I love tweed slacks, they are so elegant. Unfortunately, the prims of the pants cannot be modifed so you will need to modify your shape if your avatar is not super tall with super long legs. I find it a bit annoying to have the prims going out of the knees and a simple resize script wouldn’t help much as the problem is with the length only, not with the width. One might say complaining about it being no modify is puny as it is a freebie but unfortunately, i had the problem with other Chantkare creations, which makes I don’t often shop there while I love the look of a lot of their creations. This elegant clutch is a group gift from Orta. You can also see a small part of the Whippet & Buck Claven Lace Blouse, exclusive for Le Look. For once, i went for the fat pack. Such lace blouses are just the perfect addition to wear undear jackets or sweaters when you don’t want to show too much of your cleavage. You’ll find the hairstyle at Truth’s among this week new releases.

Emma in NY

You’ve already seen that skin on me, and you’ll see it a lot more: PXL Dafne. Along with its sister Candy, it just has it all: level of details, expressive gown up woman face with a great body, not oily, respect of the shape (no, it won’t make you look good when your shape is crap), the perfect skin for photography and still great looking with default windlight settings in world. By the way, when taking pictures in world, a lot of people are using special windlight settings to make the prims and skins look better, I do often too. Let’s face it, SL default lightning can make you look ugly. As a photographer, i often have to choose between a goodlooking avatar or a goodlooking background as those neat settings are basicly removing shadows. I’ve found that using skins the quality of Hart Larsson’s ones was greatly easying the whole process and allowing for more options while post-processing pictures. Hmmm ok, to my eyes, lately, PXL skin is “La piu bona di SL”.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Dafne NAT GL NudeLips MEB
Freckles and dimples: L.Fauna Dimples Freckles
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Hair: >TRUTH< Lila Streaked – almond
Sweater: Son!a Super Chic Jade green at Modavia Fashion Week
Top: Whippet & Buck [W&B] Claven Lace Blouse NOIR at Le Look
Pants: CHANTKARE BAG / TAILORED PINSTRPE PANT 2010 at Modavia Fasion Week
Shoes: [LeLutka]- St.Tropez Shoe Green
Clutch: [ORTA] – Blake clutch in sea (Gold) [No pose R]
Poses: Glitterati
Location: [ JP ]:dsg. Mainstore

Bye bye,
Tana

Mimikri Chic

Hello,

looking for some chic outfit to go to that business lunch in town? Then, head to Mimikri Couture: chic with a touch a daring sexyness, you will strike people around you by your sheer elegance.

Claire Mimikri Closer

Claire Mimikri

Credits:
Skin: [[ATOMIC] Skin Morgan_Honey – Stumble
Shape: ** Dunes ** Claire Shape (to be released)
Hair: Exile Bianca/dark brass at The Dressing Room Blue>
Hair base:
Tiny Bird – Hair Bases for SL 2.0 Light Browns Pack Hair base
Eyes:L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Blue 2] small pupil
Lashes: Tiny Bird – Thick Lashes
Jacket: * Mimikri – Luisa Jacket seadust
Skirt: * Mimikri – Capucine Skirt seadust
Top: ** Dunes ** Simple Tank Top Grey Blue
Necklace: Whippet & Buck [W&B] Love is a Deserter Necklace
Earrings: :: Exodi :: Pearl Essentials – Simple Pearl Drop
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Blue
Poses: Olive Juice– Fall Frills (skirt-friendly)

Bye bye,
Tana

HEEEELP

Hi,

I need your help! At least, the help from someone who knows a bit about blogs and feeds about SL fashion. Normally, my blog has been accepted at least in 2 feeds but either I don’t see it appear anymore or I have never seen it at all. On Chic Critique, the last time one of my post appeared was on the 19th of july. Since then, several blogs i used to see on that feed haven’t appeared either while they also have new posts. My blog has also been accepted in another feed, metavirtual.us but it doesn’t appear either. So, now, i am wondering… am I doing something wrong? I don’t remember having changed anything in the blog settings since then.

Emma Laptop 1024

Now… the fashion side… the top is Emery’s contribution to The Dressing Room Blue. It includes the underneath bra and is definately something you have to pick there. The skin is also from TDR Blue, from the Special guest, Dekade. Great skin for blondes with little money in the pocket. The haircut is today new release from fri.day and is very pretty, lovely, cute, add any sweet description here. I’ve chosen to wear the anxious blonde shade as i am a bit anxious about the blog.

So, if you have any idea about what’s wrong, please let me know. Now i am crossing fingers that i am actualy going paranoid and that this post will appear in the feeds…

Credits:
Skin: [dekade.] SKINS -Brooke 2- Sunkissed/L Brows/TDR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma Shape
Hair: fri.day – Hailey – Anxious Blond
Eyes: :: Exodi :: Tetra Eyes – Naturals (Storm)(Sm/V)
Top: Emery – Top Cut #Pale + Full Busted Bra
Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry* Billy Denim Shorts – Garage
Necklace and earrings: +mocha+ – Wish Star Set
Shoes: +ADDiCTIA+ Tropica Flip Flops – Tiki Chai Mocha –
Poses: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

My Uptown Girl

Hi,

I hope you all know this fantastic song from Billy Joel, “Uptown Girl”. For the youngers, there is a version from Westlife but… definately, go for the original! I had fun watching the video clip from Billy Joel yesterday so I decided to inspire today’s post from it. A big thank you to Ernesto Pennell, a great friend of mine, who helped me with these pictures. With such a downtown man, wouldn’t you all want to be an uptown girl?

“Uptown girl
She’s been living in her uptown world
I bet she’s never had a backstreet guy
I bet her momma never told her why

I’m gonna try for an uptown girl
She’s been living in her white bread world
As long as anyone with hot blood can
And now she’s looking for a downtown man
That’s what I am ”

… “Uptown girl
You know I can’t afford to buy her pearls
But maybe someday when my ship comes in
She’ll understand what kind of guy I’ve been
And then I’ll win

And when she’s walking
She’s looking so fine
And when she’s talking
She’ll say that she’s mine” …

Credits:
On Tanaquil:
Skin: *League* Taylor Medium -BlackIce- Frex-Cleavage
Shape: ** Dunes ** Marnie Shape
Hair: >TRUTH< Bethany – dune
Eyes: [LeLutka]- -Reflections-Glory-Eyes
Dress: .:MALT:. After 5ive – Gogo – Ebony
Hat: Baiastice_Rive gauche-black-hat (part of outfit)
Earrings: Donna Flora ESTER earrings
Shoes: [LeLutka]- -St.Tropez Shoe-Black

On Ernesto:
Skin: –Belleza– Mathieu med 11-E (bald) (chest hair)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Daniel Shape
Hair: Uncleweb Studio Uw.st Jin-Hair brown
Shirt: /artilleri/ Bowling shirts *Rocker Green/Black*
Pants: *League* Garage Jeans – Black
Shoes: SOREAL Superstars Yellows/Black (SSP009)

Poses: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

Relationships in SL

Hello,

I am a bit late on the following blogger challenge: “How hard do you think it is to find a relationship in SL? If you have an SL relationship, have you met in the physical world? Would you meet them? Do you think it would change your SL relationship if you met?” but I felt like writing a bit about it. So far, i cannot say it turned out right for me. I haven’t really looked forward to relationships but it just happened. Maybe I am too naive but i tend to believe that when people say “I like/love you”, they mean it. At least, I wouldn’t say anything like that if i don’t mean it.

So what’s wrong with men in SL? One of my theory is that, as there is 1 RL man for 5 to 10 RL women, they just have way too many choices. Why would they care about hurting your feelings as they will easily find someone else? SL makes it so easy to cheat, to lie, people just don’t bother anymore to play fair. Add to this people feel so much safer behind their computer they forget about you are someone too behind your laptop.

I am tired of the seduction game people keep playing all the time. You want to be my friend? Great, let’s be friend. Don’t try to seduce me, especially if you already have a partner, thank you. You want more? Well, maybe, if you have no partner, it is up to you, but i need honesty and no cheating. Why do men always have to play with feelings and be ambiguous? Frankly, none of them is even being orginal: “you’re my best friend, i feel so close to you. I’m fuckin Nr 34 but you know, you are the one i really like/love”. Worse is when they come to you to cry cause Nr 34 is cheating on them… Trying to be nice, you comfort them and… boom, they kiss you. Urgh, would I be Nr 35? NO THANK YOU! Let’s only be friends… That’s usualy the part when they start sulking on you and go back to Nr 34 or move on to Nr 36 who was already IMing them at the same time…

I have had 4 partners in SL. In the end, I feel like 3 of them have played badly with my feelings, asking a lot when they were giving very little. 2 asked me about RL while they were already cheating on me in SL. One still doesn’t understand why i have declined his offer to meet, by the way… So about meeting in RL? I would need to be able to trust men in SL for this. So far, it hasn’t happened.

And, in the end, while they are with Nr 36, you are still left alone… ranting maybe you should have been Nr 35.

So about relationships in SL? I’ve learned to trust noone.

Credits:
Skin: *League* Taylor Medium -Feline- Frex
Shape: ** Dunes ** Alice Shape (Coming soon)
Hair: >TRUTH< Marcelle – Jupiter
Eyes: [LeLutka]- -Reflections-Glory-Eyes
Hoodie: *BLITZED* Moody Hoody – khaki
Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry* Billy Denim Shorts – Garage
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit UBU PornStar Lo-Tops
Pose: Glitterati

Bye bye,
Tana

Zaara Contest

Hi,

I am taking part in the Zaara Style contest. So far, i’ve submitted two pictures, one of Ernesto, Mister “Je les tombe toutes” (translation: No girl can resist me), he’s one of my best friends, playing a pirate on a RP sim and one of myself. Submissions on flickr are opened until 13th of June. Let’s cross fingers and good luck to everyone!

Bye bye,
Tana