Tag: ArisAris

Love Bandanna

Three styles surrounding the wonderful bandannas found at the Hair Fair 2013!

HF 6 - Bandana Lelutka 2048

HF 7 - Ohmai + PP body 2048

HF 7 - Ohmai + PP

HF 8 - BSD + shi 2048

Some of you may not know I have just returned from a vacation and am working very hard to catch up with blogging.  Summer is usually a slow season given most people will be spending more of their time outdoor and traveling.  Having said that, I have recently seen some notices from designers checking bloggers for their works and most time the ultimate term is removing individual from the group should a blogger didn’t meet its’ monthly requirement.

I am just not sure if this is a good time, or even a fair time, to do the check.  Everybody needs a break from whatever they are doing ocassionally.  In RL employment, employees are given paid vacation days, so why not in SL?  Not only that, a good performer in RL is sometimes rewarded with bonus too!  In SL, only a handful of employers do that.

As a HR practitioner, I am a strong believer in treating employees with fairness.  So for that matter, I have made personal decision to leave some groups because I am not sure if I could agree with the expectations.  Please don’t get me wrong.  I enjoy blogging and I love all the brands I am blogging for but I want to be able to at least enjoy my works in SL, especially it is for leisure, so I hope you will understand my decision.

I am not a multi tasker in SL, to create a post like this with three styles and four pictures usually take me at least 2 to 3 SL login days.  I work hard and always give my best when I am at work for the 50 weeks when I am not on vacation or sick, so if a designer could not bear me missing his/her items for a month, then probably I am not the right blogger for the brand.

Enough of preaching 😛 Check out my style card for some really cool items from L’accessorizes, The Chapter Four and The Food Fair too!

Have a great weekend everyone. ❤

LMs here!

LM to the Hair Fair here!

STYLE CARD

Style 1

Bandanna: [LeLutka]-ALINA scarf (Hair Fair 2013 item)

Hair base: .:EMO-tions:. HAIRbase/ curls darkbrown

Jumpsuit: ***ArisAris Igs80 Jusuibo B&P Jumpsuit

Earrings: {Cherry} Enchanted Teardrop Earrings (L’accessoires item)

Lipstick: -Glam Affair- Layla lipstick

Pose: Di’s Opera

Style 2

Bandana: !Ohmai: Hair Fair 2013 Bandana by  (Hair Fair 2013 item)

Hair base: booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate

Gown: Pure Poison – Miley Gown

Gloves: Baiastice Long Gloves – Caramel

Necklace:  !:Lybra:! Aarushi Pearls – White

Clutch: Pure Poison – Diamonds Apple Clutch – Gold & Black (Food Fair item)

Lipstick: MONS / Makeups – Sunny Lipstick2

Pose: Adorkable (past Arcade item)

Style 3

Bandana: {{BSD Design studio}}Bandana zebra by Babychampagne sass (Hair Fair 2013)

Hair base: booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate

Top: .Shi : Sari Wrap

Dress: =Zenith=(Black) Beach Dress (The Chapter Four item)

Bracelet:  [MANDALA]OKAKI Bracelet/Black

Bag: {{BSD Design studio}}Urban Chic model bag-owl grey (Food Fair item)

Boots: *LpD* – *Amelia* Boots Black Socks

Eye shadows: *Fishy Strawberry* Makeup – Allure -Cocktail Eye Shadow – Blue

Lipstick: Esk-Imo Makeup: Lips Light Peachy  3

Pose: Exposuer

Saturday Stroll

Sometimes our days are so demanding, I would give anything for a quiet afternoon stroll.  It’s even more priceless on a summer day.

More new items at the Summer Fashion Festival, Limited Baazar, Arcade and The Chapter Four.

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Have a great weekend everyone. <333

STYLE CARD

Hair: Vanity Hair: Vendetta-Soil

Top & Skirt: OrsiniRed Mesh Tequila (Summer Fashion Festival item)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Summer LadyBird – Red – RARE (The Arcade item)

Bag: =Zenith=#2Rattan Beach Bag (The Chapter Four June item)

Shoes: ***ArisAris Igs72 flowers Clogs (Summer Fashion Festival item)

Bracelet: Tabloid – Sea story leather cuff – Red (The Limited Baazar item)

Lipstick:  Essences – Lipstick 03 glossy

Location: INAKA

Hopeful Spring

Sometimes things happened for a reason –  How often we experienced the meaning of this phrase?  Not often, at least for me, but having said that, I believe I just had an experience of it.

Luck hasn’t been on my side for the last two weeks.  Last Monday, my husband met with a car accident on his way to work.  He is alright but his car isn’t.  I had to hold my tears in front of my daughter after seeing the damaged car because it is just too severe.  I imagined it must be a horrible experience for my husband during the crash.  I prayed all the way home and thanked god that my husband was not injured.   The accident has suddenly put a great strain on our finances. Both my husband and I were emotionally frustrated because he needed the car badly for his new job.  The accident happened on the same week when I was busy between preparing for AVENUE S/S fashion week and kid`s spring camp.  Being busy was a good thing because I needed something to take my mind off the car problem.

When I was finally more settled with the incident, my health took a dip.  I felt pain on one of my breasts on Friday night.  By Saturday morning, I could feel a lump and it was unusually painful.  I dare not think what was it and at one point was contemplating if I should tell anyone.  Maybe the lump and pain would go away after some good rest? but who am I to fool?  It was unusually painful that I could not ignore.  Every step I took the pain was there to remind me of it.  So I finally acknowledged I needed medical consultation.  However, it was Easter weekends and my family doctor wasn’t working.  I tried another clinic and it was not opened too so I came home to sleep, and sleep.  Emotionally I was quite torn.  On one hand, I was scared and frustrated.   I asked myself if I have been cursed with bad luck lately but on the other hand, I told myself I needed to stay calm and positive because bad mood and bad vibes attract bad things.  The rest of my memory of the weekend was very vague.  I don’t quite remember how I have survived it.

The waiting at the clinic on Monday morning was agonizing.  The urgent tone from the doctor after she had examined me didn’t help.  She told me to make myself available for mammogram and ultra sound appointments within the same week and “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”!  So I did.  I have to.  My appointments were scheduled on Wednesday morning.  It was another nerves wrecking wait.  I didn’t know what to think, I couldn’t eat, couldn’t focus on anything so I slept most time and in between I think I edited some pictures for blogging too because I needed some distraction.  I also stepped back from my Producer duties at the Fashion Week because knowing myself I won’t be able to do a good job with such state of mind.

After six days of worries, my doctor gave me a clean bill this morning.  Turn out the lump and pain was due to gland tissues. It was a huge sigh of relief when she told me everything is alright.

OK, so I haven’t been truthful.  I said I couldn’t think but actually I did a lot of thinking for the past six days.  I asked myself what have caused the possible of breast cancer despite there is no such history in my family.  I came to realise I have been living under stress and bad mood since I moved to a foreign land.  A new environment, some bad experience and with no support systems here took the best of me.  I realize I need to make adjustment.  I need to be more positive and put more focus on things that are deserving and let go of those that are underserving.  I know I need to keep my faith and have a better control of my own mood.  I know I need to change, soon, before everything is too late.

So today I have a clean bill of health but the experience I encountered for the past two weeks have changed my perspective of life.

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Sometimes things do happened for a reason. I was put through life and death, wealth and health situations within a short span of two weeks, to understand what is most important to me. Today, I have choosen to share my experience here not because I wanted sympathy or empathy.  All I wanted to share is the message of focusing on what is most important to you in life and let the trivial ones go.  Don’t wait until it is too late.  In my case, I am glad it is not late for me.  God has continued to grant me the power of choice and I know I need to choose wisely this time.

Here is wishing everyone a beautiful, hopeful and forward looking spring.  Some nice clothings will definitely help too like the two I wore above. 🙂

One more day to the weekend….remember to come watch me walk on the Ricielli show tomorrow (Friday), as well as the closing Haute show on Saturday, along with some really fabulous stylists and models on the grid.  <333

Landmark to the shows here!

Landmark to the retail gallery here!

STYLE CARD

Look 1

Hair: ::Exile:: Beyond the Waves:Swiss

Hairband: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow headbend Pink/Leo (TDR item)

Glasses: {{BSD Design studio}}sunglasses – supermodel olivia Ppink (SL Fashion Week item)

Dress: {.:OZI:.} LOUNGE dress SCANDI BLUE (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Tights: naive . noise leggings Pants pink

Boots: ***Arisaris Igs50 Bohemian Boot Camel

Lipstick: Pink Acid Mildred Lips & Teeth – Poppin Pink (SL Buddy Walk item)

Umbrella: [HANDverk]April Showers Parasol.pink.elephant (Collaboration item with Exposeur at Pose Fair 2013)

Pose: Diesel Works

Look 2

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair – Brown 4 (Collabor88 item)

Top: MOLiCHiNO Damson Shirt (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Bodysuit: MOLiCHiNO Jourdan Bodysuit (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Skirt: MOLiCHiNO Kadi Skirt (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Collar: [VM] VERO MODERO / Top Flowers (Part of Nese Leather Dress Nectarine) (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Ring:  [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring Red/Gold

Shoes: *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” -purple-

Fate

March 17 is the last day of Fashion for Life 2013.  Also, the last chance to grab some of the exclusive items made to support this fundraising event.  There are too many to see and explore at this event, also too many to buy and definitely too many to blog for a short period of one week.  Two of the items, however, are worth the last minute mentioning, i.e. the Butterfly Qipao from ArisAris and the Lip clutch from COCO.  Just see how good they go together. 😉

I paired them with the new Love After War hair from Vanity and new accessories from this cycle of L’accessoires.

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OK, maybe you want to go grab these exclusive items now. 🙂

STYLE CARD

Hair: Vanity Hair: Love After War-Soil

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs40 Butterfly Qipao (FFL 2013)

Clutch: *COCO*_LipClutch (Black) (FFL 2013)

Bracelet & Ring: E-Clipse LaSchiava Onyx-Gold (L’accessoires)

Shoes: {{BSD Design Studio}}Angel hair GOLD (L’accessoires)

Nails: Mandala Female Medium

Eyeshadows: Essences Eyeshadow 08 *light*

Lipsticks: Blacklace Beauty Pout Gloss 10 +  Blacklace Beauty Pout Gloss

Pose: Label Motion Berry Poses

Tenderness

Today, I read from someone’s profile the following:

GIVE but don’t allow yourself to be USED
LOVE but don’t allow your heart to be ABUSED
TRUST but don’t be NAIVE
LISTEN to others but don’t lose your own VOICE

I found them really meaningful and definitely served as good reminders to myself.  These four phrases seem easy to understand but definitely not easy to achieve because it is never possible to put elements like giving, love, trust and listening on a scale and attempt to balance them.

Five years, going on six, in SL, I have met many truthful friends; and same time I met the equal numbers of the opposite.  My first approach to a friendship is always with sincerity.  I offer and give helps if I am capable and whenever I can.  Despite my limited times in SL,  I always delivered what I promised, because I feel despite this is a virtual game, it should not change who I am here.  I respect people the way I wanted to be respected, sitting in front and being shield by the screen would not change this fact.

Unfortunately, sometimes, helps were indeed being used, sincerity being abused and humbleness being misunderstood as weakness.  I would be lying if I said the experience didn’t hurt because some of these experience came from people that I thought were real friends, but apparently not.  I choose to walk away instead of making a big row out of them, because to me I learned some valuable lessons despite they could be some expansive ones.  My conscience is always clear and I could move on.  Did these experience changed me as a person?  Yes it did, but on a better side.  I am definitely a more cautious person now and I am not afraid to asked to be treated equal.

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This is my first post for ArisAris and I am wearing the Tender Spring dress from the brand.  This dress expressed my mood of this post very well – a tender heart that is always filled with hopes and surprises.  I love the red pop colour on this subtle dress and the puff sleeves for the relaxed look, definitely something you would want in your spring’s wardrobe. 🙂

Have a good week ahead everyone!

LMs here!

STYLE CARD

Hair: [LeLutka]-MOSS hair – SoySauce

Dress: ***ArisAris Tender dress Beige

Necklace: .Shi : Stone Necklace

Shoes: Leverocci – Passaggio_Tan

Pose: DeLa