Such a Tease

I am messing with you in this post.  Or perhaps I am simply showing you parts of outfits you seldom see. Our "walking away view" IS important -- sometimes really important.

New from eXxEsS, a messy summer hair style with the option of animation and a huge amount of colors to choose from (two huds).

And from ArisAris/BW, the Hibiscus set which comes with three shorts colors by hud as well as many tied top colors, both prints and hues.  These are stellar shorts with beautiful detailing -- perfect for showing off your backside *wink*. Find the set at the Aloha Fair. There are MANY mesh body fits as well as standard sizing.

Psst! You can get a black pair of shorts and solid black tied top at Addicted to Black

Now get out there and do some virtual exploring. Get outside. Enjoy the day.

OK. I felt badly about my feisty mood when I penned this last eve so it's a bright new day and here are some close ups for you -- and a bonus.

For those of us that like realism in our virtual land, these are difficult to beat.

And here is the front of that summertime slightly bad girl hair (IMHO of course) along with a very cute necklace from *AvaWay*, the ARLETTE Jewelry Set (earrings are also available). Texture change, it can be found at Lost and Found for a couple more days.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable, Beehive (nla)

Breaking 1000

I've been doing this a long time, but I have never had a page view day over 1000, so I figured it would be good to mark the occasion. 

Happy it finally happened.

What's Happened to Blogging?

Working my way toward 4500 posts in eight years I am wondering what has happened to blogging.

That isn't a facetious inquiry. I really do want to know.

My blog stats are double their usual norm this week -- well the norm of "lately". Does that mean I am doing a better job? Unlikely as I am simply doing what I always aim to do -- show off items that I admire and think my readers would enjoy in a way that let's them -- well actually SEE the items they might be interested in.

Yes, (insert chuckle) there is a bit of condescension there as I really don't get the photos that are so very arty that the reader has no idea what actually resides in that dark and blurry background or what color that dress actually is.

Pretty photo?  Yep. Can I see the new stuff that is available? Nope.  Can I pick out what is featured amid the cacophony of visual stimulus?

One of my goals for 2016 was to play with the big boys in the creative realms. I am doing fairly well with that, now in four popular venues. I am holding out for Shiny Shabby or another top spot. That might happen. It might not.

Along they way I have become someone who looks for blog posts of their products, not just a long time blogger who happens to have had a shop or three for-e-ver. And you know what? That change of perspective has taught me a lot.

The new trend in advertising is Flickr. I get that in part; bigger photos -- zooming in up close and personal. But what happened to words? As a consumer I really would like to know some details about the item I am interested in.

Who (Trompe Loeil), What (Arton Raft Travel Set), Where (Uber), When (July 25), How (SLURL).  I want to KNOW THAT STUFF!

Recently I have been blogging some of the venues. I am not an official blogger; I really don't need or want to be. I am just another designer who admires the work folks go to in order to make our virtual world the best it can be. I send out "You've been featured - Chic at Phil's Place" notecards each day.

OMG, NOTECARDS?  Yep, notecards. That used to be the norm. It takes a little bit of extra time but it let's designers know you actually featured what they sent you. It is also is a simple courtesy like thank you notes, mandatory a few decades ago, now in endangered species status.

You know what happens? "I" get thank you messages in return.

Something to think about.