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Snatching at Sn@tch?

Hey all, it’s been a week since my last blog due to me being busy in RL and having difficulties with my blog, pictures were suddenly disappearing and then being replaced by others, it was like the gremlins had invaded lol.

 Anyway, I felt compelled to write when my friend Taille gave me the heads-up on Ivy’s recent post over at Snatch.  Oh my, it touched a nerve I can tell you.  Ivy often places freebies in her store, not just for members of her group but for the whole of the SL community.  I remember when I started this account with Saiko, I had originally intended to keep it free as there are so many generous freebies available.  One of the first items I got free was this Film Noir dress made by Ivy, I remember feeling so lucky that something so beautiful was available as a freebie (granted, it was for a limited time only).

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Now freebies are truly a great thing and when you start out, items like this dress are a treasure.  But it seems people are taking freebies for granted, not just at Ivy’s store but all over the grid.  That is fine if you really have no money, but for those of us who do have money it is a crying shame just to take and not purchase anything else from that designer.

I remember on Fashcon Rezday, all the wonderful gifts on the grid, it was truly a great day, but I couldn’t help at times feeling like a vulture swooping in for the next tit-bit.  Was I alone in feeling this way?  We all want something for free, it seems to be part of our culture these days, but when designer’s hard work and generosity goes unrewarded it is a little cringe-worthy.

I have had lots of freebies and I love them, and I too am guilty of not always purchasing something from the store, but I am working on it – I’ve said it before in another post of mine, it’s my karma lol.  I have yet to buy something at Ivy’s only as I think with this dress I got my fave item in her store but I follow her work religiously and am waiting for that special something to say “you want me – you know you want me”! It’s only a matter of time.

Please take a look at Ivy’s blog, read what she has to say and for those people who are acting like asshats, you need to get a grip, designer’s choose to give items away for free at their own discretion, they can also choose to withdraw those items at any time and should be able to do so without people having timmy tantrums in public and screaming that they have been ripped off.  Shame on you.

Thanks to Ivy and all the designers out there who offer freebies, it is appreciated by most of us, rest assured. 

Gah, sorry to get on my soapbox – have a great weekend all!

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Twilight Tango

 I bought this dress a week or so ago and have been meaning to blog it ever since but I’ve had severe lag lately and even trying to rez an outfit has been a nightmare.  I’ve been lucky today and even managed this, a second post……go me! 

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This dress is, in a word marvelous, the skirt is bang up to the minute in style and not unlike !_Ce_Cubic effect’s Tiered Skirt, but it is actually a skirt with the prims attaching to the spine and hips as opposed to the prims being attached to the legs. 

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I adore the subtle sparkles scattered in swathes over the top half of the dress, it really stops the dress from  looking one dimensional and adds a special touch.  One word of warning though, those who dislike showing the cracks of their arses should avoid this one.  I usually don’t get my cheeks out for anyone but this dress is class, pure and simple, therefore, my arse is class too ;p

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Ode to Lauren Bacall

This look really made me think of the old 40’s film stars.  Starlets bedecked in tailored trousers inspired by Coco Chanel along with sweaters and Coco’s trademark multiple strands of pearls.  Lauren was one of the stars that came to mind, she would have looked good in a bin bag and I can picture her in an outfit similar to this lol.   Pity Lauren was a blonde, and as much as I admire her, I’ve been raven haired from my humble beginnings in SL & no way in hell will you see me in blonde hair^^

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 I bought this cardigan from Ce_Cubic a while ago, I haven’t really managed to find anything to team it with until today.  Today was a good day, I found these lounge pants at Mocca for L$50.  I was already wearing the cardigan and the combination gave me my inspiration for this post.

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Once I added the black pearls from Muse and the skin from Pelle Figura, I had my outfit, I just needed a clutch bag to finish it.

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Looove this bag, it’s from DEJAVU & comes in another four colours too which I will be going back for no doubt ;p

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Sophisticate

Ever have one of those Sophia Loren days?  OK, OK so I’m pretty much flat chested and my Brit accent is a far cry from the sultry tones of our Sophia but hey, my mic is broken, whose to know?

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The coat (as I’m sure you all know) is by Muism, I totally want one in RL, but in SL with my constantly moving AO it gave revealing & unflattering glances of my bum, and well, it didn’t look good.  However, I can put up with that, and if it really gets you down,  a workaround is coming up…… read the next page to see how.

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These gorgeous glasses are from KR by Kal Rau, I want to blog about him in my next post, all I can say is, I look forward to seeing more by him, right now he designs mainly for men but has a few women’s pieces too.  Kal also happens to be very friendly and approachable and that in itself is a plus in my book.  Psssst… Kal more womens clothes…. please?  :P

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