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The Miamai Blogger Scavenger Hunt

Hello lovelies! How excited are all of you for the new spring line from Miamai? We certainly are excited to bring it to you! Monica and Pill have both put a lot of effort into this line and we know all of you are going to enjoy it greatly.

If you haven’t heard about Miamai‘s scavenger hunt you can find all the details by following this link! You could be one of three lucky people to win the entire Luxe collection, including all the shoes!

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Inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes when looking at clothing in Second Life it’s quite obvious where the content creator has drawn their inspiration from, others not so much. With this collection the inspiration came from many places however the very first piece that was released as a preview actually came  as inspiration to Monica Outlander not through fashion but through her art. Vali Myers was a talented artist in so many ways. If you’ve never heard of her I highly suggest you take a few moments to research the sultry siren.

Best of luck to those on the hunt and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday as I can! I’ll be MCing with Sofia Diage at the release party. If any of you remember our shenanigans from the Miss Virtual World pageant in December I am certain you can imagine just how much fun it’s going to be without us being censored! Woo!

 

On Shae:

*Jacket: Miamai – macK Fix – Princess (Coming Soon)

*Shirt: Miamai – Stephanie – Ice (Coming Soon)

*Skirt: Miamai – Anya Gown – Cotton Plain Pink (Coming Soon)

*Hair: Miamai – Lika – Blacks

Necklace, Bracelet & Ring: Cae – Murano

Mesh Ears: RealEvil Industries – ReVox Starly Ears

*Watch: RealEvil Industries – Lux Elle’s Watch

Hands: Slink –  Mesh Hands – Casual

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Pose: Yours truly

The many colors of Shae

I had the pleasure of introducing Miamai‘s Shae gown to you from it’s Black Label collection back in December. Now, I am bringing you a special wedding version of the gown!

Miamai_Shae_Wedding_FrontThis is the moonlight version created for Miamai’s 2014 wedding collection. There is also a “Powder” version which is a lovely creme color for those of you hosting the lovely autumn skin tones.

Miamai_Shae_Wedding_BackJust another excuse to run around in this gown for weeks.. shamelessly.. I’m totally okay with it!

On Shae:

Dress: Miamai Bridal 2014 – BlackLabel – Shae – Moonlight *New*

Hair: RedMint – No. 15’13 – Pinch Black

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Poses: Picture One: Manifeste

Picture Two: Di’s Opera

 

The Futurewave

There are so many events going on right now there are far too many for me to keep up with. I’d love to be able to have the time to blog all of them but sadly I do not. I am a sucker however for Monica Outlander’s face tattoos so when she popped a few out for the Futurewave event I had to force myself to take a few minutes (okay hours) to shoot and edit a picture for it. These are actually two of her tattoos layered. All three of the tattoos she made for the event are tintable so you can make them whatever color you wish which turns out to be pretty handy.

FacepaintThe new ISON necklace at the new round of Collabor88 has been taunting me since opening day. It took me four different teleports with three different logins to purchase this darned thing.. but I finally got it. There is nothing worse than going negative linden every single time you try to purchase something. The same thing kept happening to me at Fameshed when I was trying to purchase these earrings from Cae. Anyone know why that is happening to me?

I’ve been pretty sick the past few weeks, that coupled with my time constraints has gotten me seriously backed up with blogging. In fact, I don’t know if I am going to actually catch up. I am finally starting to feel better though so hopefully I can catch up with everything before editing week for Love To Decorate!

On Shae:

*Face Tattoos: Miamai – Future Headpaint 01 & 02 *New* (Futurewave)

Necklace: ISON – Nova Tribe Necklace – Silver *New* (Collabor88)

Earrings: Cae – Elusive *New* (Fameshed)

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Hair: CaTwA – Abi

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye – Twilight Steel

Eyeshadow: MONS – Burning – Blue

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Pose: Del May

 

Berry’s Monday Meme

So Berry’s Monday Meme this week was to have someone else interview you. When I read her blog post I immediately decided that the first person’s name I saw on Plurk I’d ask to do the meme with me. Opened Plurk and WHAM! Bouncer Criss! Well, okay.. I don’t really know him at all. Seen him around on Plurk, he likes my ass it’s quite obvious.. maybe he will say yes… Thankfully he did and we decided to take pictures of each other too!

It was nice getting to hang out with him in pixel form for a little while. I think us not really knowing each other brought a little awkwardness to the situation though. At least it did for me. I am shy (yes! I am no one ever believes me) so when I don’t know someone I am not my normal joking and cutting up self. Lucky for me he tolerated me. Thanks again for saying yes Bouncer!

Shae by B(The picture Bouncer took of me! He didn’t yuck up my nose! He can follow instructions ladies!)

What follows is the interview Bouncer gave me. As you can see, he wasted no time getting down to business.

So Shae, why haven’t we done a naked picture before today?

Shae Sixpence tilts her head curiously to the side, “Well, this escalated rather quickly. I suppose because you’ve never asked me?”

 

 haha, thought I’d break the ice. Ok, serious now. This is the first time we’ve met in world, we have been Plurk friends for a while. What makes you tick when it comes to blogging? What’s your inspiration?

Various things inspire me. There was a time in my SLife when I “had” to blog out of obligation and that unfortunately caused a lot of burn out for me. It’s about the art for me not really the blog. The blog is just my way to go back over time and remember. Random things inspire me. Could be a necklace or a new pair of shoes.. mostly music though.

 

Do you have a certain style you lean towards? Are you more couture, casual? What do you consider “Shae’s Style”

I don’t do well with casual at all. I am more glitter and diamonds than anything. I try my very best to challenge myself but I always end up dressed up like a princess in the end. If I am not overly formal I am normally dressed in what people would consider business clothing. It’s how I dress in my first life so it carries over.

 

I can totally understand that, I am like that a lot. I tend to wear a lot of jeans and shirts in real life, so it kind of carries over to Second Life.

Jeans and a T-shirt is about the only thing I can do casual! Oh, and flippies. Us beach girls can do flippies.

 

Flippies? Is that what you southern girls call them?

I don’t like the way “flip flop” sounds coming out of my mouth. Don’t judge me. It’s far too early in our relationship for that.

 

I know from seeing convo’s in Plurk that you used to model. Did you start blogging before or after you did the modeling thing?

After, my ex-parter blogged on a consistent basis so I started blogging with him.

 

Since I know you’re a southerner, did you run out and buy your bread, eggs, and milk because of the snow tomorrow?

Shae Sixpence purses her lips together, “As a matter a fact I did along with all the fixins for crock pot beef stew that I’ll throw in tomorrow before I go to work.. a really big pot.. in case I have to rough it without power.. you know..”

 

Haha, I bought bread for grill cheese, that was the extent of my shopping.

And while you are suffering with only grilled cheese to eat know that I’ll be only a few hours south feasting. Cause it’s how I roll during disastrous times.

 

Wax or shave? Landing strip or nothing? j/k

Didn’t we have a Plurk conversation about this before? I’m almost certain we did.

 

We may have, but these conversations happen on Plurk so much, I forget who is shaved and who isn’t.

Oh, the woes of being Mister Bouncer Criss..

 

So what do you like to do around Second LIfe when you’re not playing dress up and blogging?

Blogging is actually what takes up the least of my time in Second Life. I have two jobs in Second Life, one being the CMO for Miamai and the other being the Senior Editor for Love To Decorate – The Magazine. Both keep me pretty busy. If I am in world I am normally doing something with one of them or both at the same time. When I am not working I spend time with my kids and I really enjoy exploring sims.

 

That’s awesome, and sounds pretty hectic.  One last question, cause I can’t think of anything else to ask, to busy drooling over your avi. If you could change 1 thing about Second Life, what would it be?

As in improvement wise?

 

Anything, what would be one thing that would make Shae more happy in Second Life?

I’d say the way the skeleton works or how the avatar moves. I’m not very smart when it comes to the terms used for it or what exactly it’s called but I seriously dislike how poses distort our bodies. I can lift my hand above my head without my shoulder going out of whack, my avatar should be able to as well.

 

I  totally agree, and wonky elbows.

And bums.. for the love of my bum!

Eespecially bums.

Shae Sixpence grins.

 

Gracias Shae, I appreciate you taking the time for the interview!

Bouncer Criss says cut.

Shae Sixpence snickers, “Yay!”

You can see the questions I asked Bouncer and the photo I took of him here!

On Shae:

Hair: Truth Hair – Junia – Black and Whites *New*

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Shirt: Lil’Lace – Tuck Blouse & Corset – White

Jewelry: Yummy – Pearl Whisp Set – Silver *New* (Collabor88)

Eyeshadow: MONS – Black Eyeliner Series

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Pose: Manifeste

 

I’m only human

In my quest to find someone that was willing to make a tattoo for me I learned two things. One, no one wants to mess with tattoos that involve words because apparently it’s hard as all get out to get them to lay right on an avatar. Two, this particular tattoo would have been impossible to make because of limitations that I didn’t know about. Arms mirror themselves, I knew this but it never dawned on me until I spoke to several people about it. Lucky for me, my new friend Mel Faulkwing over at Banger Island Creations jumped at the challenge. I’m glad she did as I am quite happy with how it turned out.

HumanCroppedMy friend Diarmuid Miklos at Ispachi told me of this new “Mesh Arm” situation that had been put out. Unfortunately, I don’t know the first thing about tattoos much less how to put them onto mesh. Mel immediately found these mesh arms as well and figured she would give them a try for this project. I’ll admit I was quite skeptical and wasn’t looking forward to the mesh arm thing. In my mind I visioned just another item I was going to have to fit to my body and spend hours color matching. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to see that it was a situation much like mesh clothing. Standard sizes and the medium fit me perfectly! Anyone that makes tattoos should most certainly check these bad boys out. I even tried on a few shirts over the top of them and they didn’t interfere at all with each other. Pretty nifty!

Thanks Mel. It’s hell being an artist with a vision when you don’t know how to make things. I appreciate you taking on the task for me and helping me!

On Shae:

Hair: D!va Hair – Averil – Onyx *New* (Collabor88)

Bra: Sassy Kitty Designs (Now called SAKIDE)- Pulled Down Top – White Lace

Panties &Applier: Gang/Cold – Hildy Panties – Innocence

*Tattoo: Banger Island Creations – Not Good Enough  *New*

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Eyes: Ikon – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Mesh Legs and Booty: Luck Inc – Cute Azz

Pose: Del May

 

How do you feel about peacocks?

I was setting up to shoot these lovely peacock shoes when Colleen of The Loft sent out an extremely generous group gift. The items were so cute I couldn’t help but rearrange my plans to include them. Below you’ll see everything that comes in the package. I know there is a lot of different opinions on pay for groups so I’ll only say this: The Loft is a generous group when it comes to gifting and they give group discounts when you purchase complete sets. If the brand being a phenomenal one isn’t enough for you to want to hear about their new releases first then those two added benefits should help you a bit.

BangerIsland_LoftIn a virtual world where templates seem to rule the metaverse it is extremely important that one be on top of their game when it comes to textures and how they are used with those templates. Mel Faulkwing over at Banger Island Creations knows this and it’s reflected over and over again in the items you’ll find in her store. These shoes, her Peacock Spiked Wedge Heels are just another one of those items.

colorsColor customization via a hud is also another trend that is extremely sought after these days. With Mel’s hud you can choose from these four different base shoe colors and six different sock colors. Click on the picture to see a larger version. I tried my best to catch all the awesome that is in these textures but it’s pretty impossible. You’ve just got to see it for yourself.

And, because we need to rename my blog to “What’s Shae’s azz up to today..” I give you:

f47dae1c5757576d1d04767cce67448b*That moment when you’re camming around yourself and stop… because.. welp… azz…*

On Shae:

Hair: Truth Hair – Rowan – Black & Whites *New*

Top: Moose Clothing – Mary Top N Bra – Blue

Hot Pants: Forever Young – Sassy Pants – Red (The Azz Show Currently closed for a new round!)

*Shoes: Banger Island Creations – The Peacock Spiked Wedge Heels *New*

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Mesh Legs and Bootay: Luck Inc – Cute Azz

Pose: Del May

Furniture:

*The Loft Group Gift – January *New*

Taylor Side Chair Bone, Painted Tail Birds, Taylor Side Table Dark Walnut, Don’t Matter Frame, Alderan Lamp and Taylor Mirrors

Second Life Helpful Tools Meme

Hooorrraaaay! I am gonna do a Berry Meme!  The meme this week is for everyone to screenshot the huds that make their every day Second Lives better. So.. Here is mine!

hudscreenshotOn the left I have what I have seen a lot of today, the Anypose hud. I only use it for my eyes and use it constantly. I am extremely vain and hate my eyes blinking so as soon as I land somewhere I normally hit the center view one to fix my eyes. I also have a weird fear in Second Life ever since I became Miss Brazil in Miss Virtual World.. You NEVER know when people are gonna take pictures of you. I had one too many images snapped of me with my eyes all wonky. I say, nay nay.

In the center, I dont know if it’s considered a hud but I panic without the camera controls out.

On the right up top is my Henmations dance hud. Anyone who knows me knows that I am dancing most of the time in Second Life. Working, styling, decorating, feeding my fish.. it doesnt matter. I dance A LOT and it’s always there.

Below my dance hud is my Pose Anywhere hud by Essential Soul. Steven Dean gifted me this years ago and I love it. Its easy to load.. just drop the new poses in and bam. No notecards to fuss with, no mess and easy clean up! When I am doing group shots I wear multiples of this hud to pose everyone.

Below that, again I don’t know if it should be mentioned but it’s obvious that I am a Phoenix user. That little button all the way over on the bottom right hand side saves me SO much time. You can also customize it, as with most things in Phoenix to have your favorite or most changed preferences there with one click. In instances when I have to switch to the Official Viewer this is the feature I miss the most.

And then below that is my AO. I have no idea where it’s from. Editing it and going to the LM the creator has in their profile does NOT take me to the store I remember seeing when I was testing out AOs. I have never, ever been able to remember how to get to this dang store. Downfalls of divorce and being a creature of habit. You’re constantly reminded that your exhusband was your memory data bank!

Anywho, those be my huds! Suppose I should say what I’m wearing huh? ALL THE NEW THINGS! Joking.. here..

On Shae:

Hair: Truth – Esperanza – Black & Whites *New*

Unicorn Horn: PANIK – Magic Unicorn – Show *New* (Project Limited)

*Shirt – Legal Insanity – Missy T-Shirt – BA-ZN-GA – Petroil *New*

*Pants – Legal Insanity – Debby Cargo Pants – Beige *New*

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Pose: From that AO place that I can’t remember the name of. Sorry Japanese folk! I love you! Really!