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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

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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

 

My Heartbreak – A Meme

People look at you strange when you call someone friend and they know you’ve never stood in the same building with them, physically that is. How can you be close to someone yet never actually laid eyes on them or touched them? It happens and fortunately I don’t need to explain myself on this blog when I say last Friday morning as I was half asleep waiting for my dog to do his business while scrolling through Plurk I damn near stroked out. Someone. Hurt. My. Friend. I won’t go into all the things that went through my head because that’s not what this particular blog post is about… However.. Mister “You know who you are” You are damn lucky.. lucky I say..

Anywho, “The” Lord Jefferson, best friend of Strawberry Signh sent out a call to “Berry’s friends, fellow bloggers and little chickens” (I am a little chicken by the way. That’s what he calls the folks he likes. It’s what I tell myself when I get an email from him anyways) asking them to rally together to offer support to our beloved Berry in a time of need. He is asking us to share our lowest points, how we recovered and who was there to help. I am going to do my very best to formulate this in a manner that comes across clearly. I cannot make any promises but I will try my best. Also, I may ramble..

My dearest Berryface,

It goes without saying that heartbreak comes in many shapes and sizes. I’ve spent the day trying to come up with the words I would write here. Trying desperately to find a glimmer of brilliance that could be pieced together in a way that would be helpful. When our hearts are broken we always feel as if at that moment it is the worst pain ever. So, when I look over my life and try to pinpoint my “lowest point” or when my heart has been broken the worst I have several things that have hurt and all of them have been awful. I’ve lost two brothers that I loved dearly, relationships, friendships.. but.. my heart is in the mist if a break at the moment and I am quite low myself. So all I can think to share is my current state and how I am dealing with it.

You might remember, I am a few weeks away from being six months in remission from uterine cancer. When you enter into remission people congratulate you. They smile, hug you  and begin to celebrate for you. Yay! they say.. You’re better! Well no, not really. Remission doesn’t mean you’re okay. It simply means you’re okay for right now. It’s not a matter of if it will come back it’s a matter of when. I promised myself that day that I’d not live in fear of the what if and I am extremely sad to report that I have broken that promise. It has pretty much consumed me but not in the manner you’d expect.

heartbreakI am Celtic Pagan and to us our ability to fashion life is one of our greatest gifts from the Goddess. When I was first diagnosed all I cared about was fighting to preserve my gift. I didn’t care what I had to endure. Take my sight, take my right arm.. take anything you want from me just don’t take my ability to create life. It would have been a simple fix, no one in my life understood why I refused to simply have it removed. Instead I ignored them and went through 13 months of painful procedures and hormone therapy. The treatments worked, obviously and here I am a quarter of the way down the road to the ultimate “end goal” which is to have the go ahead to try for a baby. (Not that I even have anyone that I like enough to procreate with mind you. But whatev’s right?)

Problem is this remission situation plagues me. Different types of cancer feed off different things. Hormone therapy worked for me because my cancer “fed” off estrogen. So in essence we starved it by blocking me from producing estrogen and injecting me with insane levels of progesterone. (Side note on low points: You know you’re at one when you’re trying to decide which procedure is more important when you can only afford one right this minute; real life lolas or laser hair removal. effin hormones) So two years of clean scans docs say it’s all gone BAM go forth and procreate! But, wait.. our bodies go into over drive producing estrogen when we’re pregnant. If there’s even a tiny bit left in there that was missed it could kill me…

The basic premise here is that my Goddess has decided that it is time for me to pass into the stage of the Crone and I am fighting it. Well, holding out I’d say. I am still hoping that I am going to wake up one morning and have all the worry gone and simply just “know” that everything is fine. It isn’t going to. Anyone that is close to me knows that I spend a lot of time in my own head and that I am my own worst enemy. My heart is broken. Why has my Goddess taken my gift? I know I haven’t always been the best person or made the best choices but have I really been this awful of a person? Is there no redemption for me? Is there nothing I can do for forgiveness? This will continue to plague me until I finally accept it and just have it removed.

My cancer never breached the uterine wall so if I have it removed I will not have to worry about coming out of remission. But then I’ll never see the smile on my future husbands face when I tell him we’re pregnant. That real smile of happiness, not because he has to or because it’s the right thing to do but because he is genuinely happy that we’ve created life. I’ll never lay in the bed next to him and watch in amazement as a tiny foot or hand moves across my belly. I’ll never get to endure little alien jokes about my belly, because of course my future husband will be sarcastic. He would be married to me he would have to be to survive.

I am having a terrible time coming to terms with many things in my life, the loss of my gift, the loss of love and the loss of the life I had envisioned for myself. Most days I am okay. I can handle one of the issues surfacing, it’s only when they collide that I wig out. Thankfully I have figured out that collisions only happen when my mind is left to it’s own devices.

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What has kept me sane through all of this? Work, lots of it, my Second Life kids and a very few good friends. I literally work from the time I wake up till the time I go to sleep most days. If I am working I can’t think about it and if I can’t think about it I won’t cry. Thankfully Monica Outlander and Editorial Clarity came to my rescue and enabled me to fill in a whole lot of sudden free space in my life. Miamai and Love To Decorate keep my First Life downtime very minimal. They didn’t even know that I needed them yet were placed in my path at the perfect time.

My Second Life kids have got to be some of the most patient human beings ever placed on the face of this planet. I have often looked back over the past year of my life and envisioned them speaking to each other saying, “She’s doing it again, it’s your turn.” “No, you.” “No.. YOU!” During my treatments and the height of my “crazy period” (that’s hormone crazy) I suffered the end of a long term relationship that shook me pretty badly. I am certain that it would have effected me if I weren’t jacked full of crazy juice but with my hormones all over the place I was a total basket case. My kids would listen to me cry for hours. They’d talk to me for hours. Distract me in any way they could. Text back and forth with me while I was at first life work just to keep me from crying so I could finish out my day. They even stood by me and watched me make some really awful choices, fall on my bum, pick me up and dust me off.

ThanksgivingThose little avatars are the virtual representations of some of the kindest hearts that have ever graced the face of this planet. (minus one kid don’t get jealous okay?) They’ve never judged me, have always been there and have never once made me feel like anything less than the most loved person on the planet. And bless their hearts they still do. In Second Life they are my kids but honestly they have grown to be my closest friends. I am still far from okay with a great many things. My heart is broken for so many reasons it is almost too daunting to try to figure out which section to piece back together first. They are still there, standing beside me along with a very small handful of supportive people I trust with the pieces.

I don’t know Berry. This was supposed to give you hope and help inspire you through some great revelation I have experienced. Unfortunately the only thing I can offer is something I’m fairly certain you’re already aware of. You’re too smart not to be. The little things help. Giggles and games from my Second Life kids, hugs from Monica and Lyrical, the occasional email addressed to a chicken. Very small things create small smiles that break up the tears. I hope that one day while smiling you’ll forget to go back to crying. It’ll happen eventually. It certainly doesn’t feel like it now though, I know.

We’ve never met in the flesh, probably never will but my soul loves yours. You’re a beautiful, smart, talented, witty and funny soul. You have no idea how many times you’ve been that little smile for me. Thank you for being you! Please don’t ever change.

On Shae:

Dress: Junbug – Stellata Peasant iMaternity – Blue

Hair: Exile – Perfect Promise – Blacks

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Pose 1: Eternity

Pose 2: Del May

On Myself and my Kids in the family picture:

ALL THE THINGS FROM ALL THE PLACES!

 

 

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