“Blooming Spring” Tres Chic Event: May 1st – 28th

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It probably comes as no surprise when I tell you that I stalk keep an eye on Flickr and Plurk for events, inspiration and anything that’s generally pretty or geeky or — Oh Em Gee — both. It was on Plurk that I found out about this little gem; Blooming Spring” a Tres Chic Event. This is a new monthly event kicked off this month with the theme Blooming Spring. It started on the 1st of May and will run until the 28th of May.
I don’t know about you, but I love events that run longer than a few days or a week because it means I have time to earn some money to then go and buy all the things! So a 28 day event, every month with a focus on fashion is my idea of heaven. And Tres Chic did not disappoint.

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Now, I’m not great at the whole “the scenery was lovely” stuff mostly because that’s just not my thing. Then I went to Lions Hill the Tres Chic venue and I was absolutely, unequivocally stunned. It is beautiful. Seriously, it is stunning. The creators, Evelyn (eva.weimes) and Kate Gavin (lovelykitten Resident), have paid attention to every detail, and there are a lot of details! The Tres Chic venue is so utterly gorgeous I spent a whole morning wandering around and taking photo’s. There are so many little nooks and parks and just go there because it’s seriously stunning.

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And here’s another look at me and the scenery because I love it that much. Yes, I did mean the scenery not my pixels!

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Right, let’s get onto the important part; the fashion! *insert dramatic flare here*

The Tres Chic website states:

Our aim is to promote fashion thats why designers are chosen very carefully.

They weren’t kidding. This round saw the likes of:

Redgrave
Apple May Design
Dead Dollz
Vanity Hair
Nx.Nardcotix
Essenz
Purf
Sitting Pretty
Any many, many more!
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When you first arrive at the Blooming Spring Tres Chic Event you’re given a HUD that allows you to teleport directly to your favourite stores. Now, this may be mundane to some but to me this is absolutely brilliant because I am really sick of huge venues and getting lost and not being able to find the store I’m looking for and just ugh. So having a HUD that teleports me directly to the shop I want is a dream come true. I am so in love with the concept of this HUD I am contemplating petitioning other Events to get on board and adopt these HUDs to make our lives easier. Of course, I need to research this as I fear the age-old “it’s got too many scripts” will be thrown my way.
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Because I’m an honest little kitten there were two things that weren’t so great. However, they won’t stop me from returning or telling everyone I meet to go and check out Tres Chic!
The buildings rely on you using mouse look. Now, that’s fine if mouse look is your chosen view, but if you’re like me and hate it with a passion then you’re going to find you can’t actually stand in a store and will, instead, need to cam around. Just for reference, my pixels are short, I’m forever being surrounded by people a lot taller than me, so when my head ended up going through the light fitting in Apple May Designs it was a bit of a shock. I didn’t mind too much since it’s a lovely light and I was giggling too much about having a “light bulb” moment. Remember, it’s the little things!
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Out of all the stores that were participating in this round, there were three that had empty shops at the time of writing this:
Mai Bilavio
Indyra
Avenda
I am in no way criticising these shops as I know how hard it is to keep up with endless events and fairs and then, because that totally wasn’t enough, actually finding time to create their content. Is there a Content Creator Appreciation Day? If not I wouldn’t mind starting one. Yeah, seriously. If there is one, could you let me know either in the comments or in-world? Thank you so much!
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Basically, I love the first round of this event and I’m really excited to see what the future brings for them and what next month’s event has in store!
Let me know, in the comments or on social media, what your favourite things about the Blooming Spring Tres Chic Event were!
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Credits
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara v3.3 — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair – Katra Skin [ Jamaica ] 09 — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Crys –  variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Mesh Eyes – Fjord — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel
Jewellery
Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet: [MANDALA]Pearl-Rain-Season3 WHITE_FATPACK — by Kikunosuke Eel
Watch: [MANDALA]BILLIONAIRE_Fashionista(white)UNISEX  — Kikunosuke Eel
Ring: {montony} Collin Ring – Gold {pink pearl} — by Mon Tony (tonyamilavskaya)
Clothing and shoes
Dress and cardigan: Dead Dollz – Tres Chic – Rose — by Kiddo Oh
Shoes:
Maitreya Gold Liaison – All Colours — by Onyx LeShelle
NX-Nardcotix – Astrid Stiletto – Pearl — by Nardya Rousselot
Poses:
oOo Studio: Brevity – pack — by Olaenka Chesnokov
oOo Studio: Sexpot – pack — by Olaenka Chesnokov
Here’s one last picture because I liked every single one I took and that has not happened before.
They can also be found in their high definition glory on Flickr.
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Let’s Get Wordy!

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There has been so much going on lately that I have found myself with no time to blog, at least not as regularly as I would like. I thought I would take this opportunity to write an update of what’s been happening and how things are going.

You may recall I wrote about needing a job so I can buy all the things and blog about them. I mean, what’s a fashion blog without the fashion!?
Although, this isn’t just a fashion blog as there are far too many exciting things and fashion is just one part of it. And if you haven’t worked it out yet, I’m not exactly your standard blogger — which is totally okay and no I am not saying I am better than any other kind of blogger. I am, simply, different.
Anyway, the last point of why I need a job is that there’s only so many times I can wear my Maitreya Zipper Skinny Jeans by Onyx LeShelle before they need a break or just break altogether.

A really long story short — it was nearly 2,000 words — I start an unpaid Blogging Internship on Tuesday (Monday in Second Life) and then I went and got a job as a DJ.
I landed both of those on the same day, as you do, because I am consistently overachieving to the point of madness. 

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You can view the outfit details here

I know, I said I didn’t want to DJ again because it’s not the direction I want to go in Second Life™ anymore. But I realised that I am damn good at it, it’s easy for me and I enjoy it enough to do a few gigs a week. Plus, it’s one of the few jobs that will allow flexibility while I focus on my internship and blogging.
Of course, I am also impulsive, which may or may not have been the actual reason behind the DJ gig and the wonderful reason above is merely an after thought that sounds very rational. But we’ll forget this last bit and go with the rational one; it makes me sound better.
If you want to see when and where I am DJ-ing please view my picks in my profile.

In other news, I have a KittyCatS kitten. His name is Sir Storm of Geddon — 10 points to your house if you know the vague reference — and he’s actually quite cute!
In a moment of weakness I saw the little guy up for adoption and just had to have him. Even Eidann thinks he’s adorable, so clearly, I’m not completely losing my marbles. Not yet anyway.

Way back when, I had one of the early versions of Zooby cat’s that didn’t require feeding or, well,  anything really. They just roamed around, looked blocky and bumped into everything, which I’m a little embarrassed to say was highly entertaining. They were also renowned for leaving their set range and were forever being returned to my “Lost and Found” folder. Oh that was just mine? Okay then let’s move on.

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It probably then comes as no surprise to you that I had no idea I was supposed to feed him — Sir Storm of Geddon, not Eidann — so I spent the better part of a morning reading the manual and learning all about my new little scripted bundle of furry joy. And you know what it doesn’t have anywhere in the manual? Where to buy the food from.
Yes I am that lazy, I don’t want to have to search for stuff and what if someone’s new to Second Life™ and has no idea how to use search yet but somehow managed to get themselves a KittyCatS?
Luckily I’m not new so I did an in-world search and found the KittyCatS mothership. This makes me think these cats are planning to take over the world and we’ll need a superhero with two hearts and screwdriver to fix it… Anyway, I acquired some food and then spent the next hour cuddling my kitten. Little things, remember?

Lastly, I mentioned that I have been feeling lonely. That feeling hasn’t made its way past me yet, but the Internship and DJ jobs will go a long way towards making new friends and new memories that I can one day look back on fondly.

And that is it. We are now completely up to date with the goings-on of Razzy. Stay tuned for your regularly scheduled transmission.

A Special Kind of Meme

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I’ll admit that I don’t read a lot of blogs. It’s not that I don’t want to read them, I actually have them all queued up in my viewer, it’s just that when I sit down at my desk I immediately get to work on my next photo or my next post. Having said that, one post I did manage to read during one of those rare “free” moments was this one by Strawberry Singh.

This meme struck a chord with me right away. So many things have been going on, some of them have even been good, that it was nice to stop and just be mindful and in the moment. Not unsurprisingly this helped me to process some things and I actually felt better for it.

I’ve actually been doing this every day, just for me, to see where my headspace is and to address any issues that are there. It’s been incredibly helpful to channel the dreary mindfulness exercises. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t what Berry had in mind when she started this meme, but there you go.

Meme instructions:

Copy and paste the following statements in your post and complete them writing down the first thing that pops into your head. Don’t forget to link your post in the comments.

I am… shy.

I want… love and respect.

I have… coffee.

I wish… for more coffee, and chocolate.

I hate… ignorant people and rude people.

I fear… abandonment.

I search… for self acceptance.

I wonder… if I can do this.

I regret… a lot.

I never… forget and rarely forgive.

I always… land on my feet.

I usually… laugh at my own jokes.

I dance… in my seat.

I sing… as often as possible, when I am alone.

I often… spend too much time in Second Life.

I sometimes… wonder why he loves me.

I need… to buy more coffee.

I cry… often.

I should… take more photo’s.

I love… my wonderful little family.

Credits

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair – Katra Skin [ Jamaica ] 06 — by Aida Ewing
Hair: TRUTH Hair – Malibu – variety — by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Mesh Eyes – Ice — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri

Dress: Zaara : [Mesh] Ritika Maxi dress *ocean* — by Zaara Kohime
Jewellery: Zaara : [Mesh] Atiriya set *amythest* — by Zaara Kohime

Pose: Exposeur – March 2015 Gift – Singles – 3.15 Gift 4 — by RubyStarlight Writer

Location: Blithe