Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Happy Chinese New Year . Yesterday began the celebration of Chinese New Year. Its the Year of the Ox. The ox is one the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac rotating on a 12 year cycle. The ox is strong, hardworking, and a sign of prosperity. People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They do have fierce tempers; but, they provide stable and warm homes for their family. And what better place to celebrate Chinese New Year in Second Life than in China Town. Wonderful displays, a free lucky red new year's dress, and firecrackers. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Everybody.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I purchased a copy of the villa, and my dear friend Naiya erected it on Opar and greatly expanded its building. I was also aided in setting up the villa by two of the best master builders in all Second Life, Annabelle Babii and Adrian Harbinger. To achieve the topography that I wanted for Opar, I obtained the terraforming services of Kaja of Kajaland. But first, I had to evict two tenants. Jaysun and Erin Kinkaid, my best friend at the time, erected beach houses at the far end of Opar in an area that became known as Squatter's Point. There they held wild parties and would set out in a monster power boat on pirating expeditions.
Dark, Savage, and Regal Queen of Opar
Today, Opar is pretty much complete, and I have largely achieved my vision for it (but I wish that I had more prims). Visitors to Opar arrive at the magnificient Italianate Villa where they can dance and dine under the stars. Sweeping natural vistas serve as backdrops to meetings of friends in the villa's patios, verandas, courtyards and formal rose garden. Visitors relaxing and conversing around the villa's fireplace will be delighted with a grand view of Opar's fiord and towering waterfall. Beyond the villa, visitors can explore Opar's scenic splendors - a wild flower meadow, a wild shore where the ocean churns and waves crash, a Hidden Forest of fairy oaks, and foggy paths leading up into the mountains. Future posts on Opar will highlight a different area of Opar. I think you will see that this is a very special place.
Friday, January 23, 2009
This outfit is stunning. Van Gogh had a marvelous color palette which is on display in this dress. The details incorporating Les Irises are exquisite. Click on the pictures to enlarge them and see the details. The oufit consists of a double prim super flexy skirt, blossom jacket, gloves, under shirt, and under pants. Best of all, it is topped by a beautiful textured hat (capello). Spring blossoms is suitable for strolling uptown or clubbing in the evening. It shows off best against rich plush backdrops. Its movements on the dance floor are incredibly sexy. This outfit just flows. It sells for $990L. Costly, yes; but, you are getting a work of art.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I put in a new wild flower/wild grass meadow at Opar. Mowgli immediately went to his natural element - the tall grass. I ventured in the grass very carefully as he is a wild tiger after all. But he has the disposition of a kitty cat even when stalking in the meadow. Just don't be mistaken for a mouse by this playful kitty...or dinner.
Friday, January 16, 2009
There is a tiger stalking Opar. But don't be alarmed. It's my pet tiger, Mowgli. He's very gentle, like a kitty cat, and well fed.
.And what shoulder and what art
When the stars threw down their spears,
- William Blake (1757-1827)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
In my last fashion posting, I mentioned that if you are shopping at Bijou, you shouldn't miss the magnificent crystal chandelier over their main staircase. As you can see, its worth the price of admission.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday's spread in the Second Life Herald just came out. Bunny's pictures captured Tuesday in at her most whimsical. A great as the pictures are, the highlight of this Post 6 Grrrl feature is Tuesday's commentary. Unlike the vapid, bubblehead observations of previous Post 6 Grrrls, this commentary captures something very real and the feelings that are expressed will truly touch you. It's the real Tuesday and a fine piece of writing.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Mariko Magic is the Fashion Feature of my blog, and today is my inaugural post. In this feature, I will present outfits and styles that create magic. I'll feature only the very best and provide information about these fashions and the stores in which they can be found. These are fashions that I have personally purchased and have entered my wardrobe.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Hostess Leesa Donner and Friend Trenton Swain
Awww Trish and Rocko
I just returned from a pleasant birthday party hosted by Leesa Donner for her real life friend, Maryjane Muggins. Many friends and acquaintances were there from Open Latte. I was especially happy to chat with Eurogeek Deutsch as I had not seen him in a long while. The event was held at Leesa's lovely beach property, and the decorations and setting were marvelously executed by the hostess. Couples were dancing on the beach and cuddling. I danced an ill synchronized salsa with Tuesday. Later everyone (except those cuddling) played Truth Ball. Luckily, I was asked only softball questions: 'Have you ever made an fool of yourself in front of someone you wanted to impress?' (OMG yes. Who hasn't) and 'What is your favorite Disney movie (Little Mermaid). Being with so many nice people and so many friends gave me a warm glow. Happy Birthday Maryjane and Thank You Leesa for a most enjoyable evening.