The Keepers

22530204419_8ea26f3d63_z.jpgThe Keepers by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hairology has opened, it’s a new monthly event exclusively for hair! It will run every month from the 10th, to the 30th. Designers will feature at least 1 exclusive new hair. This isn’t a discounted event, just a fantastic new way to shop new releases for hair! Currently this event has 35 hair stores participating! I’m wearing Mithral Apothecary’s Arrowroot hair from Hairology, a lovely long hair style with a bit of wave. You can read more about the event on the Hairology blog, and check out the Hairology Flickr Group.

I’m wearing Ison’s Wool Side Cut Sweater, and Leather Knee boots, which are currently at Collabor88. I’m wearing the Slink version for my body, with Baiastice’s Linn High Waist Shorts in Tweed in FitMesh, with Izzie’s Cozy Tights Slink applier underneath. My jewelry is from Maxi Gossamer the Sante Fe necklace. I’m surrounding by a number of new items Sasy and I have picked up recently. Junk’s Uber releases, some apple macaron’s from Poche which were at The Season’s Story. Also some gacha’s from Soy, Toiz, Zerkalo, and YS&YS. The YS&YS set is at The Gacha Garden, and my favorite’s from the collection are these hanging plants.

Hair: Mithral Apothecary – Arrowroot {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Hairology)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: League – Luna [APPLIER] NEW!
Skin Appliers: League – Sunkiss [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink
– Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual/Bag {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 6 [Applier] {MESH}
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Santa Fe {MESH}
Tights: Izzie’s – Cozy Tights – Navy [Slink Applier]
Sweater: Ison – Wool Side Cut Sweater – Plum – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Shorts: Baiastice – Linn HW Shorts – Tweed – FitMesh {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Shoes: Ison – Leather Knee Boots – Dark Brown – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Poses: [Adorkable]
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

Junk– High Back Bench, Hallway Table, Menu Board, Vintage Scales & Pumpkin, Church Attendance Board, Church Lantern, Log Bucket, Wood Crate, Rustic Chandelier {MESH} NEW!
Poche – Apple Macaron {MESH} NEW!
Soy – Grayish day Wooden frame table, Grayish day Green glass bottles {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Structure: Scarlet Creative – Moon Rise Cottage {MESH}
Zerkalo – Beginning of the Day – Magazines {MESH} [GACHA]
Toiz – 4. small Branch (white), 2. vintage curtain {MESH} [GACHA]
Oberon’s Trick – [tmok] Watering Can GY {MESH}
Meva – Wall Planks {MESH}
YS&YS– Riciclo Set Live, Riciclo Set Chair Cloth Brown, Riciclo Set Laugh, Riciclo Set Wall Lamp SOI, Riciclo Set Hanging Plant {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at Gacha Garden)
The Loft – Hallow Headboard Cherry {MESH} (Group Gift)
Apt B – Rustic Now – Stacked Pillows {MESH}
W. WinxFlair – Rug Set – Mayan {MESH}

Santigold – The Keepers

Prelude & some WP/Flickr tips

22729428251_62d75404c7_z.jpgPrelude by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So, I put together this outfit with some new and old clothes I have. It’s for a chilly, but not too chilly fall day. I’m really into layered textures (fabric – not photo) and this makes the cut for me. I’ve titled my post as I usually do after a song title, it’s an instrumental by a band called Bag Raiders, I recently found. It was kinda odd to change my blog title after the fact, to include “some WP/Flickr tips”, which might have left people saying “whut?” to the Prelude.

When typing up this post, I noticed Flickr has recently changed, providing only the BBCode, instead of BBCode and HTML. This was irksome, and I am not happy, but whatever. Flickr has really gone downhill since Yahoo purchased it, and the new changes have not been user friendly. I don’t think they really grasp how people use Flickr.  So, faced with new change, I found a code converter.  BBCode to HTML will let you do exactly what the title says. Just grab your BBCode, and paste it into the box, check mark any settings you want and convert! Voila! Copy and paste your HTML into the Text Tab, and go back to the visual tab and hello!  This does leave the name and account holder info underneath your photo. It could easily be removed if you are more HTML savvy than I, but, after consideration I think I like it. It easily, and quickly cites the photo reference. Many times friends and I will blog each others photos when we do posts together and this makes sure everything will get properly cited. If your citation appears as close as mine by the photo, at the end of my GIF you see I put my cursor in front of the title of my photo, what isn’t shown is I hit enter so it would appear below my photo.

You can still select the HTML in the Embed Tab on Flickr, however it has a string of HTML that looks a mess on blogs that you have to use. Just don’t select any of the options like banner, header, etc. Select your size and copy paste. Or just you the BBCode – HTML.

See my animated gifs below for a reference as to how it works. The website also shows simple HTML codes that you may find useful to know for a fast edit.

While I’m at it…I know some people haven’t really used HTML within Flickr before, and they’ve also made it hard to find this information when it used to be right there under the description box under your photo. But I was slick enough to save the link to the Flickr: Allowed HTML page for future reference. Should this link ever become disabled, refer to the below screen shot. (I’m an old dog who doesn’t like new tricks – sometimes) At least this will be handy until we get used to BBCodes. This HTML is for use on Flickr for formatting your descriptions on your Flickr photos.  I’m also including two samples of how you might find this useful. It’s nice and tidy.

Hair: Murray – Giorgia {MESH NEW!
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Stella {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Noemi [APPLIER] NEW!
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 03 [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual/Flat {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 57 [Applier] {MESH}
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – I Love you Heart {MESH}
Cellphone: Muschi – MyPhone {MESH}
Handbag: Murray – Ekberg Leather Tote {MESH}
Top: Murray – Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – Nude {MESH}
Skirt: Maitreya – Mesh Mini Skirt – Herringbone – Tan {MESH}
Leggings:  Izzie’s – Cozy Tights [Applier]
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Bratislava {MESH} NEW!(Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Pose: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location: Crestwick Island

♪  Bag Raiders – Prelude  ♪

Hair Fair 2015 – Vanity Hair

Vanity Hair - Like SmokeVanity Hair released 5 hairstyles at Hair Fair 2015. Their booth is located on the Noirette sim.  All hair shown here from the All Red Pack. Vanity Hair includes a materials enabled version.  I’m wearing all hairs with the included on skin/applier hair base that is part of my The Skinnery London skin, although Vanity Hair did include hair bases. Vanity Hair did a really pretty and chic updo called Jumper. Its nice a smooth against the head, with volume in the back. La Espanola is a pretty updo with side buns. Its chic, and would fantastic with added headpieces as well. Like Smoke is a loose long twist to the front, with tendrils astray.  Never Wanted U is a wavy messy crop with bangs. Its cute, and full of volume and character. Stoned Love is a long hair with waves in the back. Lots of crown volume, and would also be fantastic if you have headpieces, crowns, and headbands you like to wear. All the hair styles can run from chic to sweet depending on how you style them. Vanity Hair - La Espanola

Vanity Hair - Stoned LoveHair Fair 2015 runs until July 26, 2015. Featuring 75 hair creators of Second Life, each hair sold donates a percentage to Wigs For Kids. This year is a celebrate of 10 years of Hair Fair, with each store providing a gift in their booth.  Each sim also contains Bandana Booths featuring bandanas made by residents of Second Life. Bandana’s are limited edition, $50L each, with 100% of price going to Wigs for Kids. For more details about Hair Fair 2015 visit the blog.  Also check out the Hair Fair 2015 Flickr groupWigs for Kids, is a non profit charity that provides a complete hair system for children suffering from hair loss due to illness, or injury.  For more information visit Wigs for Kids. Vanity Hair - Jumper

Vanity Hair - Never Wanted UTeleport To: Hair Fair 2015 – Blonde Hair Fair 2015 – Brunette Hair Fair 2015 – Noirette Hair Fair 2015 – Redhead Cam shopping available: Hair Fair 2015 – Streaks Hair Fair 2015 – Foils Hair Fair 2015 - Vanity Hair booth

Hair: Vanity Hair – Like Smoke, Jumper, La Espanola, Like Smoke, Never Wanted U, Stoned Love – All Reds {MESH} NEW!  (Currently available at Hair Fair 2015)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Quicksilver
Head: LeLutka 
– Aria {MESH}
Mesh Head Applier: The Skinnery
– London – Honey [Applier]
Lashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies
– Uppers {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink
– Physique {MESH}
Hand/Feet/Skin Appliers:  The Skinnery
– Honey [Applier]
– Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier:  Flair
– Set 51 [Applier]
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – True Hearts earrings {MESH}
Dress: Kaithleen’s – Bubbi Classy Dress – Pink {MESH}
Poses: [Adorkable]
Location: Uninhabited Island/Crestwick Island.
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

Giving Up The Ghost

Giving up the GhostLeague just released the Milla skin/makeup appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads.  There are two sets per tone available, each with a selection of eye-makeup and lipsticks.  Also each set comes with a freckled version. League also released a moles/beauty marks appliers with several different mole/beauty marks locations, in a variety of sizes, plus (and I love this) the ability to mirror them to the opposite side of the face.  I’m wearing a pale eye makeup with pale lips from freckled Set 1, plus beauty marks on LeLutka’s Ever mesh head, with this pretty hair from Clawtooth available at Collabor88.

Giving up the Ghost

I’m wearing a chic printed romper from Purple Moon I picked up from ON9.  There are several sets and you get a hud that has several versions of color prints.  I’m also wearing necklace and matching earrings from Maxi Gossamer currently at Collabor88, which I like best, options are good.  My shoes are a nice favorite from Glamistry.  Getting the fatpack is great for making sure you can really customize as much as possible to have the perfect shoe at all times.
Hair: Clawtooth – Tiny Roar {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88 – May 2015)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf
Head:  LeLutka – Ever {MESH} NEW!
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin/Makeup:  League – Milla – Sunkiss – Set 1  [Applier] NEW!
Mole Applier:  League – Head Applier – Moles/Beauty Marks [Applier] NEW!
HandsSlink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers:  League – Sunkiss [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 57 [Applier]
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Solaris Peal Droplets {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88 – May 2015)
Outfit: Purple Moon – Who Romper Bohemia Pack {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at On9 – May 2015)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Glamistry – Aster Heels {MESH}
Poses: Tuty’s
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location: Slink West

DJ Shadow – Giving Up The Ghost  ♪



LeLutka is releasing another trio of mesh heads – Stella, Lotte, and Karin.  I’m wearing Lotte with Izzie’s Sophee skin and makeup appliers for them.  My favorite tone at Izzie’s is sunkissed, and I’m wearing the freckles option on my Maitreya Lara Body.  I’ve tried on all three heads, and each I like, and have no preferences yet for them. I am partial to Lotte so far.  As with many mesh heads you will need to adjust your shape’s eyes.  So make a copy of your shape, with the adjustments for your head folder.  I find that different heads require different measurements sometimes.  With Lotte you will need to adjust more so.  My eye spacing is 48, I could have gone about 46-48 on the sliders, and my eye opening is 30.  The mesh heads are also affected by changes on the head length and stretch sliders in Edit > Shape.  So play around with it while you demo.  Skin and makeup designers have been releasing LeLutka mesh head appliers with skin/makeup, or makeup options.  If you’re a makeup creator, you can find a developers kit free, on the table in the mesh heads section of LeLutka to get started creating makeup appliers for them.  Stella, Lotte, and Karin will be released on April 30th, 2015 at 9AM SLT time (that’s SECOND LIFE TIME aka USA PACIFIC TIME so GMT-7/8 depending.).  I’ve demo’d all of them and I have to say they’re really beautiful. They have a more youthful feel to them then the earlier trio, and easily transition from uber glam to soft dreamy looks.


I’ve spent the past week out and about going to lots of events like Shiny Shabby, and doing the TAG! Gacha.  Lot’s of fun new things out! I’ve set up an outdoor camp with many of my newest things, like Ison’s Travelling Star set, and a few things from various gachas like 8f8, and Zerkalo. Of course I have a bevy of Fashionably Dead Cats running amuck through it.  My trees and grass are from Studio Skye, they have been my first stop lately for all manner of nature, and my horizon is a (sim) edge landscape from Landscapes Unlimited that’s a favorite of mine at the moment – the Rolling Hills. I’ve got the Gold version which lets me choose terrain, trees, etc, and its the edge version so it runs along the side of a sim. I don’t have mine off sim like many use them for, but within the sim so I can add more trees etc to the hills and I also like to reduce the height of trees I add to exaggerate the suggestion of distance. I could link them and make them all off sim, but I change them out so much I don’t bother. I love these horse props and poses I picked up at Focus Poses. With each set of poses you get a horse, with menu driven poses, and texture change mesh horse! I found the horse was a tad low poly for my photos so I heavily edited it. Sari-Sari’s Apples pose set worked great, and it comes with mesh apples as well.

Worn/Body Related:
Hair: Eaters Coma – Hair 41 {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Denim
Head:  LeLutka   –  Lotte  {MESH} NEW!
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin: Izzie’s – Sunkissed – Freckles NEW! [Applier]
MakeupIzzie’s – Sophee – Sunkissed NEW! [Applier]
HandsSlink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin AppliersIzzie’s – Sunkissed [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 57 [Applier]
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – The Moon And Stars For You {MESH}
Rings: Izzie’s – Midi Rings – Silver {MESH}
Dress:  Zenith – Thoracotomy – Sky {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – Flat {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Trinidad {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon to Tres Chic – May 2015)
Poses: Sari-Sari – Apples, Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2  {MESH}
Focus Poses – Country Girl with Horse {MESH}
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Apple Basket [GACHA] {MESH}
8f8 – Primavera in Toscana – Laundry Rack [GACHA] {MESH}
Ison – Travelling Star Set – [GACHA] {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at TAG! Gacha –  Gachatopia)
Fashionably Dead – Cats [GACHA] {MESH}
Glam Affair Home – Lemons [GACHA] {MESH}
Zerkalo – Moscow Nights [GACHA] {MESH} (Currently available at Shiny Shabby)
Studio Skye – Wild Grass {MESH}
Studio Skye – Silver Birch {MESH}
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 {MESH}
Landscapes Unlimited – ROLLING HILLS GOLD Edge Environment 5.2 {MESH}

♪  Goldfrapp – Happiness   ♪

Chupacabra Twist

Chupacabra TwistHair: Clawtooth – A Little Lamb {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Industrial {MESH}
Lashes: Mon Cheri – “Falsies” Eyelash – Lower {MESH}
Skin/Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Maddalena
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – 135
Tattoo: Stellar – Billie Tattoo – Physique [Appliers] NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Ring:  Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Ramona 77 {MESH}
Earrings: Emo-tions – Cherry Earrings {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Dress: Has Been – Sandy Dress – Classic {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: Has Been – Sandy Heels – Classic {{MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Pose: W. Winx 
Location: Psy City Sea Side Diner

♪  Messer Chups – Chupacabra Twist 

Someone’s On the Loose

Someone's On the LooseHair: Spellbound – Jezebel {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Industrial {MESH}
Lashes: Mon Cheri – “Falsies” Eyelash – Lower {MESH}
Skin/Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Maddalena
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – 135
Tattoo: Stellar – Billie Tattoo – Physique [Appliers] NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Compact: Miam Miam Jewelry – Compact Circle Mirror [No Longer Available]
Lipstick: Adorkable – Gussy Up photo prop
Ring:  Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Ramona 77 {MESH}
Clutch: Baiastice – Diamonds Clutch {MESH}
Dress: Fishy Strawberry – Dolly Dress – leopard {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Pose: Nantra – Rock N Roll Ruby (also comes with a compact and lipstick!) [Modifed with Animare] NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Location: Gutbucket – Anarchist Bay
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Whirlwind – Someone’s On the Loose