I managed to convince Tyson to come over for my Rez Day BBQ and I am glad I did.  To be honest he didn't take much convincing and he was the one who suggested we do something.  I am not sure he meant pose for photos for this post, but it all worked out well in the end and we had fun and got stuff done at the same time.  *BLUSH* And when I say 'stuff' I mean this post.  Bad reader!

I am now officially 9 years old in SL and I can not believe I am still about.  I will admit that I have days when I am ready to leave, but they are mostly when I have had knockbacks like being turned down for blogging stores or events, or ejected from groups due to 'downsizing'.  It hurts, but I plough on because I love it and I am proud of what I do.  Thanks for sticking with me.

But now to the work side... Oh, and Ty and I will show off the clothes separately as they are too great to get all mixed in and lost.

The amazing Barbecue Party set and Kombi Bed are from *CHEZ MOI* but at different events.

The Barbecue Party set with the awesome BBQ and picnic table with accessories both come with poses that range from those for the singles to a bit of romance and then right up to totally unhygienic (if you get my meaning). You can grab this at the new round of Tres Chic.

The Kombi Bed comes in 3 Colours and are adult.  That means you have poses for the boys and girls separately, some fab family poses or poses for when the kids are asleep.  Giggle.  Wander on over to Cosmopolitan to try these out...G Rated please!

Autumn/Fall is one of my favourite seasons in SL.  This is for two reasons:
  1. Halloween
  2. The amazing autumn-themed items that come out
That is why I was excited to see these two sets that herald the beginning of the seasons of awesome colours.

Serenity Style-Jules Fall- (Whimsical)
{what next} Bellevie Set (Fifty Linden Friday - Chairs and Firepit sold separately)

Check out the dress, shoes, hair, makeup, skin and jewellery.  You could almost imagine the designers colluding to get these together just as perfectly as this.  I am in fashion love and I am so delighted how this outfit worked out with the fab poses too.  Even the location of the photo shoot was easy and just right.  It was one of those days. My fav.

Shoes:  *ATHOR* - Alice - Shoes with Add-on (Tres Chic)
Dress:  [Kenny Rolands] - ESMERALDA DRESS  -Ruby- (TC)
Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - True Direction (TC)
Hair:  RAMA.SALON - Paris Hair (TC)

Jewellery:  Zuri Rayna - Teardrop Headpiece- Ruby-Black Diamond and Zuri Rayna- Teardrop Earrings - Ruby/Black Diamond (New Release)
Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - where does the time go? (TC)
Lipstick: *Booty's Beauty* Akeruka Lipstick ~ Finesse
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - omega face applier Blair COTTON CANDY (Harvest - Day 21)
Eyes:  MESANGE - Skye Eyes (On9)

I am pretty excited today.  I have some new stores to blog and today I am going to show you one of them.

The store is MV Apparel and the designer is branching into male fashion items.  I am so happy to be able to show them off and introduce you to this store.

Today's outfit has is high quality 100% Mesh Model / HUD Driven and has torn and clean jeans as well as plenty of great sweater colours.  It also is available for a variety of mesh bodies including Slink, Adam, Belleza, TMP and Aesthetic, as well as 5 basic mesh sizes. Great gear for guys!

Jeans and Sweater:  MV Apparel - Cliff (New Release)
Skin:  [7 Deadly Skins] - Omega HEAD applier - JUDAS special caramel (Harvest Day 21 Sneak Peek)
Hair:  *ARGRACE* MINATO - Dark Brown
Pose:  Image Essentials - Choices b (Designer Showcase)

Dear SL UmLord,

I am normally not a complainer, but I have to say that this place I booked online is a bit of a let-down. I was promised a getaway at an asylum, which I took to mean as some kind of spa, but this place is probably the furthermost thing from a spa that I have ever seen and I once lived in a cellar for two weeks due to a misunderstanding with a possum over house rights.  

The bathrooms were sub-par and the kitchen contained a fridge that may or may not still contain body parts.  I may have even met a past patient wandering about.  His name was Brian and, although quite chatty, his conversation about zombie rights gave me cause for alarm.

I am sorry to have to say it but I am only going to be able to give you one star as a rating, and that was only because it was near to a coffee shop that I enjoyed.

Yours truthfully,

Mattress and Shelf:  [ zerkalo ] Last Refuge - Dirty Mattress - PG and Supply Shelf - Decor (Thereafter)
All Other Items:  [ zerkalo ] Backstreet Hideout (Kustom9)
Asylum:  22769 ~ [bauwerk] Abandoned Asylum

I hate to say it out loud...err...in print, but in SL we are on the slide down to autumn.  That means that the days are getting a little shorter and the sea a little cooler.  That makes the pool a natural alternative as the water warms up a bit quicker.  It is also time to make the most of those warmish evenings and partake in a cold beverage or two.

But the good news is that the new round of Tres Chic is ready to begin on the 17th, so put your shopping shoes on and get your wallet ready!

Pose Prop:  Fashiowl Poses - Picnic Pool BENTO  (Tres Chic)
Sunglasses:  Dahlia - Flora Sunglasses (TC)
Outfit:  ~La Gazza Ladra~ Whipcat . (Grass) Top & Hotpants (TC)
Hair:  [KoKoLoReS] Hair - Cybil (Cosmetic Fair - Tropical Vacation)

I love strong women in fiction.  I am a fan of the girl or woman saving herself and not requiring some random guy to do that for her.  Some of my favourite strong female characters are Hermione (books, not movies, where they downplayed her a bit), Granny Weatherwax, Tiffany Aching, Eskarina Smith and Susan Sto Helit (all from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books) and, of course, Arya Stark of the Song of Fire and Ice series.

I imagine my character today being one of those.  She doesn't look like she needs saving from anything.  She is tough, strong and self-sufficient.  That is not to say she doesn't like men, she just doesn't need one to rescue her from strife or do the tough stuff.  Love her.

Hair:  TUKINOWAGUMA - Cleto B (Tres Chic - starts on 17th)
Outfit:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Naesala Outfit
Boots:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Naesala Boots (leg armour not shown - I wanted to show off the awesome boots)
Pose:  Eternal Dream - Lita

I am not sure why there is dancing on the streets today but I kind of wish it would happen.  It would be a hang of a lot nicer than what has been happening on the streets of the world of late.  Have we all gone mad?

Perhaps we could start a revolution of peace and dancing on the streets.  Sounds pretty nice to me.  Knowing we humans though we would argue about the music played and ruin it all.  I am imagining that Arya is dancing to a tune in her head.  Won't bother anyone and she can change the songs at will.

Pose:  {NANTRA} Kismet 4 (Enchantment)
Necklace:  Zibska - Fenice Necklace (On9)
Hair:  *~*Damselfly*~*Lena (faMESHed)
Dress and Legstrap:  *Me Sew Sexy* Take The Night (On9)
Lipstick:  Lipstick:  alaskametro "London" lipstick (On9)
Shoes:  G&D Sandals Eve (On9)
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - Savory omega FACE&BODY cotton candy

I love it when outfits just come ready to put on and go.  In the case of this one it came with shorts, tank and shoes.  This makes it easy as for me to just add some hair and then go take a photo.  The biggest decisions I had with this post was what colour outfit to put on and where I would go to take the pic.  Not rocket science type stuff.

Pose:  Image Essentials - Choices (b) (Designer Showcase)
Outfit:  !Bravura Boite Noir!  Seaweed Outfit - Green (New Release)
Hair/Hat:  Stealthic - Psycho (Mens Dept)
Tattoo:  .Facade. :: Ghost
Skin:  [7 Deadly Skins] - OMEGA FACE applier - EARTH Caramel v1

This outfit says, "Sexy, but don't touch!"  Actually that is a good message for all.  It doesn't matter what I wear as a woman, there is no excuse to see that as a sign that we want to be approached or touched.

Mind you, I think a hint of modesty and decency might be required in this instance.  I am not sure a leather spiked jacket and lingerie is sensible outdoor garb.

Pose:  Image Essentials - Choices (Designer Showcase)
Jacket:  *dafnis - Sandra Jacket (MBA Fair)
Lingerie:  *dafnis - lingerie natali
Hair:  [KoKoLoReS] Hair - Pepper
Earrings:  !Indulge Temptation! - Salma Earrings (Designer Circle)
Skin:  [7 Deadly Skins] - Omega HEAD applier - Babet Caramel  Freckled (Harvest Day 11) and Omega BODY Applier - Cleavage Caramel (Harvest Day 14)

I wanted to blog this deck and pool from Trompe Loeil, but then it somehow snowballed and I found all this other stuff that worked on it as well.  That means you can now relax on the lounger, have dinner on the table and chairs with a wine from the wine rack and have a dip in the pool  Be careful though as alcohol and water is never a safe mix.

Deck and Pool:  Trompe Loeil - Kelby Deck and Kelby Copper Hot Tub PG (Collabor88)
Bistro Set, Rug, Pots and Wine Rack:  Tres Beau - Maison Tuscan Bistro (On9)
Lounger and Table:  :: NEWCHURCH :: Collister Lounger, Antique Pine and Varick Side Table, Antique Pine (On9)
Trees in Foreground:  Little Branch - CanadianRedMaple{4Seasons}*Animated (On9)

Oh, dear.  Does anyone know a good psychologist or perhaps the name of a facility of some kind?  I may need it.

It has been a rough day.  My poses are cathartic.  Lucky there is no one about on this sim.  Can you be arrested in SL?  Possibly should be.

Outfit, Shoes and Jewellery:  Ducknipple - Outfit vs 15 (New Release)
Poses:  FOXCITY. Cute But Psycho Bento Pose Set (On9)

Eyes:  MESANGE - Skye Eyes (On9)
Hair:  [KoKoLoReS] Hair - Bess (Hairology)
Tattoo:  .::Nanika::. Clarissa tattoo Black (On9)
Makeup:  Izzie's - Insomnia