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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

 

Nana from Miamai

Don’t shoot me.. I don’t have a creative ounce of energy in me after such a long work week and a very busy weekend! These are basically raw snaps but I wanted to make sure I got the word out about the newest group gift from Miamai! Say hello to Nana, in a special color reserved for group members only.

GroupgiftNana is for sale in several different colors but this deep purple will only be for Miamai’s group members. There is no cost to join the group and Monica is famous for throwing pretty things at her loyal and loving minions.. I mean.. members. It’s worth the group slot, plus you get me throwing glitter at you randomly. Totally worth the group slot!

Groupgift1I squeaked out loud when I saw these bows in the back! Super cute! Perv my in world profile for the group clickage to get yours quick fast and in a hurry!

Groupgift2Oh, remember Ria from my last post? I still can’t take off this skin. I hate that it’s so much lighter than my normal tone so I’m gonna need someone to figure out who Shyla’s people are. I don’t have people but I am willing to hire people to talk to her people so a mocha tone will be forth coming!  Oh, jewelry.. Maxi Gossamer stole my monies again. *sobs*

On Shae:

*Gown: Miamai – Nana – Purple *New* *Group Gift Only!*

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Tallulah Drop *New* (Collabor88)

Skin: Belleza – Ria – Tan 3 *New* (Collabor88)

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

*Hairbase: IsoMotion – Geisha Hair Base (Not for sale at present)

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes – Twilight Steel Shadow

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Appliers: Belleza

Poses: Di’s Opera

 

 

 

The Pieces

If you haven’t had a chance to get to this month’s round of Collabor88 you have got to get your pixels there. I don’t care if you sit there for hours focused on nothing but failed teleports, it’s worth it! I nearly died when Shyla Diggs posted the teaser for Belleza’s contribution this month. Meet Ria..

PiecesThere are five different make-ups and four tones to choose from. Each of the tones come with all five lipsticks which include a matte finish and a glossy finish version. Also included are the cutest freckles ever and I’m not a freckle person at all.. Oh, and lovely little beauty marks. It’s seriously a beautiful skin. I’ll die if Shyla doesn’t put it out in the mocha tone, (Read that Shyla?! I’ll DIE! You don’t want that… do you?)  I am wearing the tan version here which is two full shades lighter than my normal. It’s been an adjustment but it’s such a beautiful skin I just can’t take it off!

Pieces2D!va Hair released four new hairs at Collabor88 this month, all of which were worn by Misses during the final rounds of Miss Virtual World 2014 held last month. I am wearing Miso which was worn by Miss Norway. There is a shocking amount of jewelry this month at the event as well. The collar and necklace I am wearing are both part of what is being offered by Maitreya this month. The earrings are part of another set that can be found there as well.

Seriously guys, so much awesomeness at Collabor88 this month. I managed to get myself back in a second time to grab all the things I was remorseful for not purchasing. I honestly think I bought one of everything. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration.. maybe..

On Shae:

Skin: Belleza – Ria – Tan 2 – *New* Collabor88

Hair: D!va Hair – Miso – Onyx – *New* Collabor88

Collar & Necklace: Maitreya – Vintage Collar & Pearls – Ivory *New* Collabor88

Earrings: (Yummy) – Pear Whisp – Silver *New* Collabor88

Lingerie: Fishy Strawberry – Soignee – White

Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Applier: Belleza

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Shy Mesh Eyes – Twilight Steel Shadow

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Pose: Del May

 

Berry’s Monday Meme..

Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme has had me cracking up all day long. The basic jist of the challenge is to take memes we all see and convert them into Second Life-ish memes. I’ve seen some pretty funny ones today. Here is mine!

slmeme

 

If you haven’t got Berry on your blog feeders you should seriously consider it. I look forward to her blog on the regular but Monday’s are always quite interesting!

On Shae:

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

*Shades: Legal Insanity – Gael Sunglasses – Silver

Necklace: RealEvil Industries – LUX Alma – Necklace A

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Top: Maitreya – Dakota Dress – Graphic Print

Furniture in the back: *Iconic* nostalgia (Chapter Four Event Gatcha)

Collabor88 is open!

The August run of Collabor88 is open! Two days ago Strawberry Singh posted this blog that got me all fired up for Diesel Works‘ new Serpent prop/pose set that is part of the event this month. It took me two hours to finally teleport to the sim but it was completely worth every.. single.. solitary click! There is so much awesomness around every corner I was certain I’d go into seizures before I made it through the entire building.

DW_Serpent

 

I am actually posting this at nearly 4am my time because I had so much fun playing with this serpent set up. I couldn’t decide which of the ten poses to use and then when I finally did I changed my mind. Over, and over, and over again! So much fun!  Fat pack it.. just… do… it! You don’t want to miss out on any of the ten poses. Trust me!

On Shae:

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Hair: D!va Hair – Layla – Onyx (Collabor88)

Jewelry: Haysuriza – Ethnic Scale Necklace – Bronze

Pose/Prop: Diesel Works – Serpent (Collabor88)

Sim: Isle of Pandateria (Awesome Roman roleplaying sim if you’re into that sort of thing!)