Saturday, December 6, 2014

[lost]


This last week has been a blur... and I had to find an escape.  Thank goodness for getting lost in blogging.  I'm doing a quick post to highlight some of the things still available at Collabor88 before the December edition begins on the 8th.


Feeling a bit lost, I really tried to lose myself in some music and blogging. My tune for this post was Clams Casino, "I'm God."

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

[cozy]


The fire is warm, cappuccino is ready,  the tree is adorned and the stockings are hung,...It's just about that time to ready ourselves for the bearded one's return!  Surprise, it's ME!

Loving this round of The Arcade!! I know every time I'm excited but this one is just so very special! I can't wait for everyone to enjoy the fun and festive finds at the December edition.The event opens up at midnight December 1, 2014.


As The Arcade is just a few short hours from opening, you should definitely plan your shopping with the Shopping Guide.

My music for today's post was all about feeling comfortable and cozy, so I put on one of my favorites...The Beatles Blackbird.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

my[bones]


/me peeks out from her hideaway...  It's been far to long! Seems every time I find a moment, something pulls me away.  So glad, that my dear friend Miaa Rebane was patient while we organized this shoot.  Really happy to spend some quality time with my bestie!  She's a styling phenom and really we have the most awesome time just hanging out.  It was fun to snap a few piccies while we were enjoying some spoils from the November round of Collabor88. 


Miaa shared a great tip for this post, the shop Little Bones has some great gifties for group members.  We're both wearing styles from the brand and in honor of the find, I'm sharing a little Tegan&Sara tuneage.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! This month has some great finds, so shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model: Miaa Rebane
Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

[Venus]


Belleza Venus Mesh Body - Raw Image from Second Life (cropped/watermark only)
 Hey guys! Today is a big day, in case you haven't heard...the Belleza Venus Mesh Body was released!! I've had this body for a little while now and thought I could share some tips and tricks. Hope this answers a few questions for those not sure about mesh avatars and also I shared some insight into making it work best for your avatar.

WARNING: There is some pixel nudity that begins around the 6 minute mark.  It's full frontal for about 1 minute,  so I can show the push up breast option.  After that it continues with off/on bare breasts to show fitting clothing until  the nudity ends at the 11 minute mark.


video

If you want to see the HD version please check it out on screencast

This was my VERY first video, so please be kind.  I had a lot of fun putting it together and I'm totally open to doing more. If there is something I missed, let me know I'm happy to answer questions or even do a Part II.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas the sim at Belleza is jam packed but it's worth the wait!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

[miami]


Tomorrow the September edition of Collabor88 opens it's doors. You'll be transported to the electric neons of Miami in it's 80s splendor.  Be prepared to rock your vices because we're going retro folks.  So get ready to snatch some pink flamingos and hairspray, it's time for some fabulousness!


I rocked my Collabor88 mix with a super cute crop top from the new Maitreya August '14 release.  Onyx outdid herself with the collection, I'll be showing off some other cute finds in the next post. So much to blog and so little time!!

Enjoy a bit of Miami shopping with the Go-Go's "We've Got the Beat".

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

[don't]

Here in the US today was Labor Day and of course we all over-indulge for the long weekend.  Next thing you know, the party is over and you're left with a wee hangover.  This was a super fun weekend for me but boy am I exhausted!  My sister and I traveled out-of-state to a concert and I'm definitely feeling the pain tonight. Thank goodness for some downtime to relax and blog!

I fell in love with the set from Erratic at The Arcade. Super creative and I love that the designer thought of setting a scene.  The uber cute beer garden girl in the traditional Babarian Dirndl is the set's rare and I was over-the-moon to score it.  I paired the look with some awesome wins from The Arcade and a few cute finds from Collabor88.

My song for tonight is 'Don't' by Ed Sheerhan!  So enjoy a little tuneage while you shop!

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Monday, September 1, 2014

[whispers]


In just a few short minutes the Fall edition of The Arcade will open it's doors.  There are so many inspirational finds! For this post, I really fell in love with the barn from Stockholm&Lima and this adorable bunny from Half-Deer. Can't wait to see everyone's Arcade piccies. Be sure to share yours in their flickr - HERE.


As The Arcade is moments away from opening, this post also serves as a reminder to snatch up the bargain goodies from the August edition of Collabor88.  The birthday celebration will end September 6th so they can prepare for the next round.

While I was writing the post I found myself listening to Passenger. The song 'Whisper' seemed so fitting today.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Friday, August 8, 2014

[mirrors]


It's BIRTHDAY time!! Collabor88 celebrates it's 3rd anniversary with a HUGE event featuring 80 different designers all collaborating under the mythological 'Odyssey' theme.  My birthday was Wednesday, so I was super excited to see all of the inspired creations and couldn't wait to finish up this blog post today!


The event runs the month of August, and you'll find great bargains starting at $88L.  There is a little something for everyone, from traditional styles to the more adventurous. I couldn't help but embrace the theme, and I hope you will too!

As always, I have a little music for you. It's nothing new but everyone needs a little JT in their lives, enjoy "Mirrors."

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

[stubborn] LOVE


Can you believe that July is almost gone?  Really this year has more than flown by!  Maybe it's all the fabulous shopping we keep getting.  I'm in love with the latest release from ISON, available exclusively at the mainstore.  Plus, today is the last day of Hair Fair 2014 and we've only a week or so left of Collabor88. Better get to it before the deals are gone!


Music is always a part of my creative process! Today I was listening to some fabulous mixes from the wonderful Lumineers to Flosstrasamus (I'll definitely have more from him later!). But for some reason,  "Stubborn Love" keeps playing in my head. Sing along with me..."Keep your head up....keep your LOVE!"

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

[more] Hair Fair 2014

Here's another installment of my favorite finds from Hair Fair 2014 (check #1 post - HERE)!  The sims are open to the public and I'm sure you've been wading through a bit of lag to get the hairs you want. It's definitely best to make a shopping plan BEFORE you go.  So join me as I wade through the waters for you.
Boho&Innocent
Since relaxed styles are some of favorites, I picked a few boho looks. The long & flowey style from Lamb is stunning, and it paired well with my headwear from Lode.  Of course, Lelutka always nails their Hair Fair releases and this year was no exception. Elua was a new brand to me this year, and this was another sweet&innocent short style I nabbed.

Unique&Trendy
 There were a ton of unique styles at Hair Fair, but none more unique and fun than the collection from Ohmai. She includes all of these fabulous animated birds with the hairs.  I fell in love immediately. Of course I was nabbing the best freebies and this bright piled bun from Blues was a fab find. Ane is a new hair maker and she was kind enough to send me some of her fab styles. The pigtails were so cute and stylish.

Casual&Relaxed
 Freebies are always hit or miss, and I must say that this year's Hair Fair had some fabulous freebie finds like this hat/hair combo from elua.  My fav styles tend to be more relaxed and casual, so the wavy short style from Clawtooth was one of my top finds.  I also loved the full collection from Ison!

Eccentric&Formal
Avant garde styles are perfect for high fashion looks, and I really was wow'd by the styles at .SHI.  The hair accessory that came with the look was a super bonus. Milana has amazing textures, and this over the top pile of loose curls was just an immediate YES.  I nabbed another fab freebie and this coifed style from Miamai was awesome. I did edit it to make it larger and move it to change the look. The basic style rests just atop your crown.

Of course this was another long post and I hope you will jump below for the details.  Get your HAIR FAIR links HERE!

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds,  shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

[Hair Fair] 2014

Hair Fair 2014 is about to open, and I've spent all day getting the inside scoop on this year's finds!  I was in hair heaven looking through all the shops and loving this year's trends.  Some of the top trends include braids, tousled waves and epic couture styles.

[Braids&Tails]
No hair wardrobe is complete without the perfect braided 'do.  I have to say Lelutka nailed it this year with their side swept plaits.  Another front runner was the pigtail braids from Tram.  A new to me brand, elua, really impressed me with their low ponytail.

[Streetwear&Rainbows]
I loved all the rainbow hues available this year! Tons of options and people really are pushing the envelope with color theory and hair texturing.  I did a bit of mix&match dye job with Lamb since this style is in 2 parts. And you MUST pick up the FREEBIE from (red)Mint.

[Long&Flowey]
One can never have too many long and flowey straight styles and the ones from LoQ'ue, Lamb and Mina are beyond heavenly.  I really loved their natural tones and the loose slightly tousled style.

[Couture&Golden]
The cherry on top this year for me was the really adventurous couture hairstyles.  I fell in LOVE with the geisha-esque style from [sYs], the fans are color change and I must have spent an hour playing with all of the options.  Another winner of course was the amazing couture collection from Miamai, I could have blown my entire budget just in their shop.  Lelutka also won out with their frizzy-wide look. It will a perfect topper to edge out any look.

Of course this was a long post and I hope you will dive further for the details. Hair Fair '14 opens 7/12/14.  Get your HAIR FAIR links HERE!

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds,  shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

[moment]


In a few hours, the June '14 Collabor88 says goodbye to prepare for next month's cycle.  So I had time to post one last highlight from this round.  The Lighthouse was a wonderful theme, full of nautical inspirations but I really enjoyed the simplicity of the Fisherman's Shack from Pilot.


Of course, I had a little music running in my mind as I write this post.  Lifehouse's Hanging by a Moment really spoke to me.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, bargain shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

[pirate]


The Dread Pirate Vixie is on deck and she's on her final pillage of The Arcade and Collabor88!  You only have a few short hours left at The Arcade to nab your prizes and about a week left of Collabor88. All aboard!!


I've got my Arcade booty below decks and I'm rocking a little pirate mixie from Collabor88!  Rocking some killer music as we set sail on the high seas.  Enjoy the Bodybangers Black Pearl Remix.

Be safe out there my little pirates! The world is full of great finds, pillage responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

[drink]up


Are you loving this June edition of Collabor88?   The theme was very nautical, and very on-trend to real life.  This summer it seems everyone is rocking sailor tops, anchors and stripes.  I was able to get a bit of an over-dose with this month's theme!  


I did a little exploring while shooting this look and ended up on Neva River Sim. She's got a wonderful set up and it's perfect for photos.  

You have a little over a week left to nab your nautical goodies, before this round ends.  So be sure to hop over and shop til-you-drop!

One of the songs I've been singing all summer is "Rude" by Magic. Hope you enjoy it too!

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

[china]doll


Of course you have fallen in love with the June '14 round of The ARCADE! Just like me you are probably dying over the amazing creativity of the designers. A new to me designer, Pixicat, really wowed with her Asian collection. Love the little kimono romper and stunning fan. Her work is completely fabulous!  Don't forget you have a few days left of the May '14 Milkshakes and Turntables 50s inspired edition of Collabor88.


It took me forever to post this look because I couldn't seem to find the perfect Asian sim. Many of my go-to sims like Genesys, Japan Kanshai and Virtual Asia were gone. I randomly found China sim and really loved their artistic almost painted environment. Definitely check it out. The links are after the jump.

As always I'm sharing some music, enjoy some LDR "Without You"...
Hello, hello
Ca-can you hear me?
I can be your china doll if you wanna see me fall
Boy you're so dope, your love is deadly
Tell me life is beautiful, they all think I have it all
I've nothing without you
All my dreams and all the lights mean
Nothing without you - Lana Del Ray "Without You"
Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Monday, June 2, 2014

[fairy] LOVE


Anya Ohmai has released the most adorable collection of fairies for The ARCADE!  I played with them for hours and couldn't help resist making a little love story.

The ARCADE opened June 1, 2014!  Be sure to LIKE The Arcade's Facebook Page for updates and join the group inworld. For the full Shopping Guide - Click HERE!

One of my all time favorite movies is Legend, and this song is the perfect soundtrack for my little fairy love story - Loved by the Sun.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

[summer]


Warm days are here and it's all about getting outside.  Traveling to the Farmer's Market is one of my favorite things to do in Summer.  You can hop on your bike and pick up some locally grown veggies and homemade jams.The ARCADE is filled with fabulous sets that are perfect for putting together your own little market.


The ARCADE opens June 1, 2014!  Be sure to LIKE The Arcade's Facebook Page for updates and join the group inworld. For the full Shopping Guide - Click HERE!

The ARCADE is one of my favorite events in Second Life, along with probably everyone else. I really think people will flip out for this round. It seems everyone keeps just getting BETTER!!

There is a little over a week left on the May '14 Collabor88.  The vintage Milkshakes and Turntables theme was fabulous and I hope you've nabbed all the great bargains!

As always I'm sharing some music, a little taste of SUMMER from Calvin Harris.

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

red [HOT]


With all the nostalgic goodness at this month's Collabor88, I couldn't wait to dive into a style I've always wanted to do... the classic Pin Up!  I usually try to rock a bit of whimsy in my look so the fun little cherries help me keep my cute quotient  while I rock out in the manly garage. Don't ask me anything about cars though, my job is  strictly to be the decoration!



I had to dive into a bit of rockabilly music to find some more inspiration for the post. Enjoy this classic tune, Red Hot.


Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

[confetti]


Combat the mid-week blahs with some casual pattern clashing!  You can add a bit of playful edge to a colorful spring look by mixing stripes and florals. This way you can keep you look relaxed but still on trend.


As always a little tuneage! Today I've been listening to the Artic Monkeys on repeat, especially the super amazing "Do I Wanna Know?"  ENJOY!

Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

electric[Daisy]



The summer music festivals are just around the corner. Hopefully you were able to catch some of the amazing tunes from Coachella a few weeks ago. Or the thumping beats from Ultra Miami last month.  Electric Daisy Carnival will be coming soon to Las Vegas in June along with a slew of other great events this season.  Whatever the music scene, it doesn't matter. In the end, it's all about living in the moment and feeling the music.  Being free.


I found some inspiration in the bright color of LeeZu's latest release and thought I'd showcase my inner EDM diva.  Along with some great pieces from past Arcade items, another great SL event right around the corner. Of course, don't forget the clock is ticking down on the April edition of Collabor88.

NERVO is one of my fav EDM artists, so enjoy this amazing track..."Like Home"
 
Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

slow[Motion]


I feel as if everything is going in slow motion as the rest of the world speeds by. It seems like yesterday we just had the first whisper of spring, then suddenly the pretty blooms are disappearing as May is here already.  Maybe there is never enough time.

Speaking of time, the final days of the April round of Collabor88 are here. You have a couple of days left to pick up your favorite finds at some bargain prices before the new round begins May 8th.


Oh I picked up a really basic WACOM tablet last month and I've been practicing more with my drawing. It's really easy to use, just taking some time to master.  I picked mine up on Amazon, for just under $100. It's great for adding hair, and making more precise lines of highlight.  I still use my mouse to smooth/liquify.

My musical inspiration for this post comes from a new to me band, PHOX.  The song "Slow Motion" is a little piece of spring-time heaven.
 
Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

[vitrine]


HOPPY Easter!  I'm over-the-moon tickled today because the Maitreya Spring '14 collection has arrived. And the topping on this already delicious Sunday (sundae pun - oh yes I did!), would be the fact I won the Maitreya Window Dresser Contest. *squeals* My window dressing is currently on display at the mainstore. I hope you love it as much as we do!


Onyx Leshelle, the owner of Maitreya launched a contest in July 2013 searching for people to dress the large window display at the mainstore.  This contest was so much fun, I always have been a vitrine lover and this was a great opportunity to put my creative skills to the test. Although,  please don't ask Onyx about my stick-man drawings. I'm sure you'll only induce giggle fits.

The best part though is the fact you can still enter!   So put on your thinking caps and get on it people! The winner receives 25,000L in store credit and the opportunity for their signed work to be in the window display. Yes I'm still squealing in delight!

On a side note, I really would like to thank Onyx and Beau for the opportunity. I had an amazing time working with you both. It felt truly collaborative and especially enlightening. Much love to you both!



Of course the contest is just amazing, but that's not the only reason you should stop by... there is a fabulously new VIP group gift and TONS of new releases. The shoes above are wonderful, not only because of the new Maitreya Skin Match HUD but also the option of using your SLink feet.  So grab the new releases while they are hot on the shelves. Be prepared though, as your arms will be dragging the ground with all the loot you'll be carrying home. 

The lovely Onyx Leshelle offers a little insight into her musical inspirations, her favorite band is Hiatus Kaiyote, and the song Mobius Streak really inspired this vitrine. Hope you enjoy it too!  Listen [HERE] to Mobius Streak.
 
Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

[stay]


A few hours remain of the March Collabor88, so run pick up these great deals while they're still available. I adored the theme of this edition, filled with perfectly quirky business finds. The color palette was awesome. I fell in love with the mint green color and I've found myself adding hints in all my outfits.  


The other week I heard the most amazing voice on SNL, his name is Sam Smith and this song is AMAZING!  Hope you enjoy it too!  Listen [HERE]
 
Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

[quirky]


Some days you gotta let your inner nerd shine through.  Embracing my total quirky side, I took the challenge of blending some finds from a few of the top events currently running in Second Life®.  See if you can spot the items from Collabor88, The Arcade, TLC, Skin Fair and The Whore Couture Fair.


As always a little music for you to enjoy! I was trying to think of quirky alt-girl rock, and of course I thought of the epitome of geek-chic Lisa Loeb. TUNE!
 
Be safe out there my little fashionistas! The world is full of great finds, shop responsibly!

Happy Shopping!

Love, Vi

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Model/Photographer: Vixie Rayna

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