Getting to Know Me: My SL Pet Peeves Meme

I have to admit that this meme by Strawberrysingh, while it seemed like a fun thing at the time, gave me more than a moment’s pause but what the hey! Habitually, I’m a rather private person which, I feel, has been one of the reasons for whatever longevity I’ve had in SL between 2007 to now in the fashion industry. As someone who deals in marketing, inworld and out, I know to put out just enough of what I want known and secret the rest… well, with exception of what manages to slip below radar and I’ve had more than a few of those.

So, without further ado… here’s my list of SL pet peeves:

Getting to Know Me:  My SL Pet Peeves Meme

Random Familiarity & Presumptuousness: This, as it turns out, seems more of a blanket term for a lot of little pet peeves that just seem to come down to one thing: People assuming that one is familiar enough with them (after 1 meeting) to automatically include you in mass TP’s, or group chats, advertising schemes or friend request… for all of the above. It’s not that I’m unfriendly, but a really good friend would respect another’s desire for privacy… or ASK.

Racism: Reverse or otherwise. I’m a strong, Black, woman. I’m proud to be a strong, Black, woman. Just because my skin is in a lighter shade of chocolate does not mean that I am anything but a Black woman. Just because I don’t ghetto-slang, does not mean that I am anything but a Black woman. I realize that this is SL and people have the right to be whoever, and whatever, they choose (and this will probably lead into another pet peeve) does not mean that I am pretending to be anything other than what I am.

Curves Ahead: This has been my lament since I started modeling (and one amongst the group of supermodels who laid the current foundation for modern models in SL – ask your teachers or your teacher’s teachers). One of my pet peeves is having newer, upcoming, models and even agencies, look down their noses at me because I have curves that I will not change, breasts that I will not shrink and a butt that has suddenly become fashionable. I have had these things since first login in 2007 and have not changed an digit since. These numbers have taken me through a very successful career and still pay my sl-bills to this day.

Know Your Craft: Those newer models who like to proclaim ‘supermodel’ but the only thing they really know about the industry (in SL) is how to walk a runway; and barely that. Many don’t even know how to adjust a prim so that it fits their bodies or adjusting their bodies to suit the prim. A supermodel is one who has not only walked runways or sat for photographers, but has run or coordinated everything from styling themselves and other models, to actual shows. They know the workings of the industry from modeling to administration and every step in between. They don’t take the title of supermodel. It is one that is given to them by their peers, their employers and the public that they serve.

Pick up a Dictionary or Thesaurus: One of my biggest pet peeves are people’s growing inability to use the English language (if they’re speaking English, granted). On SL we type, we don’t text. Even with smartphones, most people have some sort of keyboard or another that does not involve multiple pressings of a number key to get the letters they want. Most people who use SL are also attached to the internet and don’t have to worry about overage charges. Apparently there is some sort of text client out there but I won’t really believe that until I see it. What all of this leads to is that we’re all sitting at keyboards so the need to TXT (aka cell phone texting) is unnecessary  You instead of “u”. Your or you’re instead of “ur”. It’s just a few extra letters and they make the world of difference.

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Now, and because I know someone’s going to take this some kind of way, none of this is meant as a judgement on anyone in particular or general. These are just a small list of my pet peeves; things that might irritate me but I rarely say anything about. This whole thing is done in fun. Please take it with a grain of salt!

…and know that there is so much more that I didn’t include! ;)

The Garment Rack: Zaara Calls in Spring

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris… A happy rhyme that comes to mind when I see this pretty little number from Zaara and daydream of images of full spring. This outfit truly does bring to mind the daffodils, tulips and, especially cherry blossoms of the season. I can almost smell the lilacs now.

The Garment Rack:  Zaara Calls in Spring

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Kelly by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Bitter Sweet by Vanity Hair
Outfit: Aamani wrap dress Dress by Zaara
Shoes: Sophia Peeptoe – Essentials Collection by Gos
Accessories: Otsumami earring by Mandala
Pose by Manifeste – The Art of Posing
Location – Hazardous  - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misali/165/163/196

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: Beautiful Bali Gizza

As the North American climate begins to warm, the pretties I found over at GizzA moved my mind to the even warmer, deliciously fragrant, climes and flavor of India with it’s rich jewel tones and comfortably loose fit.

The Garment Rack:  Beautiful Bali Gizza

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Kelly by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Dunja by EMO-tions
Outfit: Henna Fragrant Dress by GizzA
Shoes: Angelina Peeptoe – Elegance Collection by Gos
Accessories: Vari Earrings by EMO-tions
Pose by Everglow
Location – Dark Moon India – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Moon/170/231/22

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: Boys and Booze, and Cheerno and Ricielli

Looking for a little casual but still looking for something very much me, I was absolutely giddy when I stumbled across these little treasures at The Dressing Room and Zodiac as they celebrate Aries; my birth sign.

The Garment Rack:  Boys and Booze, and Cheerno and Ricielli

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Kelly by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Salome Hair by LeLutka
Outfit: Boatneck Sweater – Boys Vodka by Ricielli, Skirt Pants by CheerNo
Shoes: Grace Sandals – Elegance Collection by Gos
Accessories: Onigiri earrings by Mandala, Red Leather Neck Corset by Perception @ Zodiac
Pose by Manifeste – The Art of Posing

Location:  Home of the Lions Den Patriots

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: Tribal Blue

Still on my journey of Out of the Box designers, I’m back again with FashionNatic; a little something I’d found in my search that, once I put on I just had to share.

The Garment Rack:  Tribal Blue

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Kelly by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Dolce Hair by LeLutka
Outfit: Blue Heart Tribal by FashionNatic
Shoes: Mae Platform – Naturelle Collection by Gos
Accessories: Blue Heart Tribal by FashionNatic
Pose by Del May

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: Out of the Box and Going Gold

Sometimes it takes more than a step outside of the proverbial box. Once is a while it takes a headlong leap into the new and relatively unknown to get one’s bearings again. While I absolutely adore the tried and true favorites, once in a while a look at the possible up and comings is a pleasant break. Who knows. The tried of trues of my generation of SL designers may just be one of our Next Big Things.

The Garment Rack:  Out of the Box and Going Gold

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Kelly by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Strangelove by EMO-tions
Outfit: Gold Outfit by FashionNatic
Shoes: Angelina Peeptoe – Elegance Collection by Gos
Accessories: ohoshisama earrings by Mandala
Pose by Manifeste – The Art of Posing
Location – Onyx Isle: It all starts with a smile – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grey%20Matter/146/68/24

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

Uh Oh! She Did it Again!

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The Garment Rack: Poppin Pop Princess

Sometimes, a girl needs a break. Sometimes, the absolute and profound drama of this our Second Lives just grows to be too much; even on the backs of the strong. Sometimes, one just needs to walk away and not think about looking back until that spark of inspiration returns at all, never-mind brightens. That, and a laptop who’d given up the ghost completely were what had, admittedly, kept me away from you all. Away, but far from forgotten!

It seems, too, that those wonderful people who have become long time friends over the last six… yes, SIX, years hadn’t forgotten me either. From those who I call sl-family, to those I send love to even after weeks of not chattering off their ears; every one had gloriously picked up as though not a day untoward went by. So, on that warming note, I welcome you all back with…

The Pop Princess Collection from DCNY, now available at My Attic!

The Garment Rack:  Poppin Pop Princess

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Kelly by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Closer by Vanity Hair
Outfit: Pop Princess Collection by DCNY @ My Attic
Shoes: Grace Sandal – Elegance Collection by Gos
Accessories: ohoshisama earrings by Mandala
Pose by Del May
Location – Manilism, Grey Matterhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grey%20Matter/146/68/24

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: DCNY Stripe n Lean

As we get deeper into the transition from autumn to the beginnings of winter, we in SL get to thoroughly enjoy the changing of fashions from bikinis (for the most part) to those items that just imbue cozy. DCNY’s latest creation is just the thing to give a sexy nod back to summer but keep things snugly warm for late fall.

The Garment Rack:  DCNY Stripe n Lean

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Bailley by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Lana Hair by LeLutka
Outfit: Lean Jeans & Stripe Crop Top by DCNY
Shoes: Pimp Your Pumps by Gos
Accessories: Raye Earrings by Je Suis, D-Line Scarf  by DCNY
Pose by Manifeste – The Art of Posing
Location – Image Essentialshttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Parameshvara/37/95/51

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: Chantkare Walks the Dinosaur

Back!  Did you miss me?  RL reared its ugly head and pulled me away for a bit.  The upside of being away for a little, though, was being able to come back to this playful little cutie from Chantkare.  Keeping cozy warm and … hearkening back to Was (Not Was) – Walk the Dinosaur

Or maybe my age is starting to show.

The Garment Rack:  Chantkare Walks the Dinosaur

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Bailley by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Nook Hair by LeLutka
Outfit: Dinosour Sweater & Luma Skirt by Chantkare
Shoes: Equestrian Boot by Gos
Accessories: Senjyu Earrings by Mandala, Nails by Bamboo
Pose by Di’s Opera

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

The Garment Rack: A Chantkare Harvest

While, by no means, has my adventure with Hurricane Sandy been as difficult as anyone else’s… or even close to it, escaping for a bit of SL was a nice respite to the last few days. What better escape, one must admit, than with this little bit of fall Apple  harvest from Chantkare.

The Garment Rack:  A Chantkare Harvest

Shape: by [I.N.X.X] Body Institute in SL (altered)
Skin: Bailley by {Meghindo’s}
Hair: Lora by .:EMO-tions:.
Outfit: Apple Dress by Chantkare
Shoes: Prestige by Bax
Accessories: Senjyu Earrings by Mandala
Pose by Diesel Works
Location: Paradise of Memories, Finlandiahttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/PARADISE%20OF%20MEMORIES/27/71/23

NB: bold italics indicate featured items/designers

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