Saturday, August 27, 2016

Today is my 10th Rezday!

It's here... It's finally here... A VERY important day in the life of Rudhmellowen Laguna, and also the RL Emily behind the avatar... 
Yes, you read that right, I've spent 10 years in SL riding the changes that SL, along with both my RL and SL selves, have been pulled through... 
Looking back I wouldn't change a single thing!!! 
I started in SL 3 years after it was created - I know that there are older people out there, but I think 10 still entitles me to be referred to as a SecondLife Dinosaur. I was here pre-Mesh, pre-Sculptie, and even pre-Flexi... When I first logged Rudh in world her hair was like a large plastic looking lump stuck to her head! My first hair purchase was something that looked akin to a floppy spider - but hey back then it looked AWESOME!
Now days, I look just a little different - having two distinct sides to my fashion personality, the rebel biker chick with just a touch of kinky goth and the crazy rainbow cuteness with a touch of pretty and a sprinkling of madness! 
It's been 10 years of adventures... I've done so many things that I'd never thought possible... I learnt new skills - I'm a dab hand at photoshopping things now - and even found myself a RL job working in the SL world! I've been a Fairy and a Vampire, a Witch and now a Zombie - least that's the Living Dead Girl style I try to portray - however it seems I'm more biker chick than anything else since I stepped into the role of Gators MC Secretary. I've been a friend, a sister and a mother - and although people come and go, fights and fall outs have been numerous over the 10 years, each of you have made me stronger and built me to the person that I am today.  A journey that started out with dragons as friends lead me to knowing people that I cannot be without - my bestieface, my brothers and sisters and even my hubby all came into my life because of this "game". 
So when I look back over the 10 years, and people tell me that I have been wasting my time - it's been known to happen in RL on the odd occasion as I am sure some of you will be able to attest to - I sit back and smile... There is no where else I'd rather have spent the last 10 years. This rollercoaster of a SecondLife has been an epic journey, but one that I am so glad I stepped into - and to think when I started I wasn't sure I'd make it till the end of the month LOL... 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Checkpoint in 02 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Eye Make-Up (Left Side): Ghost'Ink - Be Dark Smokey Make-Up 
Glasses (Right Side): Cute Poison - Stupid Cupid Glasses in Yellow 
Nose Piercing: (Yummy) - Skull Collection Septum in Silver 
Lips (Right Side): Used Abused - Lips GIFT (All Appliers) 
Tongue: Souzou Eien - Naughty Tongue Gacha in Bejeweled RARE 
Collar: Kibitz - Chained Collar 
Tattoo: [White Widow] - Chocolat in Black 
Left Outfit: Blueberry - Lida in Sky 
Right Outfit: Blueberry - Rylai in Flower Power 
Ring: Cute Poison - Bad Ring in Silver 
Pose: Intrigue Co. - Most Wanted in Oldbie 
Balloons: Half-Deer - Fairylight Balloons in Pastel
Left Dragon: Hextraordinary - Fairie Dragon in Forest
Right Dragon: Jian - Chub Dragon in Blue 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Demons Play Dress Up

I didn't sleep very well again last night... I need to stop complaining about the heat but damn it was hot LOL, sorry... It can't be very interesting to hear me complain about that all the time! 
So instead I will talk about something much more interesting... I've been talking to a friend about Supernatural... For those of you that don't know it's definitely my favourite show on TV and a friend of mine has been getting into it recently... It got me inspired, along with a recent purchase, to play with my demonic angel side...
I am sure you have seen this dress by now, if you haven't let me just ask "are you living under a rock?" This Blueberry original is so pretty that I simply had to have it. It's a different shape from a lot of the recent Blueberry releases, less form fitting and more loose - which is perfect for this kind of hot weather - the Scarlet Dresses come in multiple colours AND have a hud to change the colours of the wings! 
Of course I had to accessorise a little bit, with my favourite Halo from Remarkable Oblivion, but then being an Angel was not enough. When the Angel in me is let out, you know that little demon in me has to be too... 

What is she wearing;
Halo: Remarkable Oblivion - Homemade Halo in White 
Horns: *BOOM* - I Am Aries Horns in Gunmetal (No Longer Available!)
Hair: Besom - Angyl  in Reds 
Dress: Blueberry - Scarlet in Black (Available until September 6th at Collabor88
Tail: DirtyStories - DarkRose MonsterTail 
Pose: Image Essentials - Emotion 3 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Vampiric Persona

Think I'm becoming more and more like a vampire you know... Not the drinking blood part, but the allergic to sunlight bit... It's going to be a HOT few days in Holland and even though it's only 8.30am its already getting fairly warm - not warm by other country standards I'll admit, but still warm enough for a country that not two days ago was cold and wet!
Maybe I'll start hiding in the shadows and take on a new persona?!
Today has been FAR too hot, I've been writing a blog post since 8.30 AM and it's not nearly 12 hours later and I'm still writing because sitting behind my PC is not cool in this weather! 
Yet I think my vampire persona is definitely shaping up well... She looks the part at least, hiding her fangs while her photo is taken! 
Her hair has been teased into a somewhat historical, gothic style, courtesy of TRUTH and a blood red heart has been painted on her lips - thanks to [GA.EG]. Her heart locked away by the one that has marked him as hers, she is ready to hide in the darkest corners of SecondLife, avoiding the light and if at all possible the heat! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: TRUTH - Emika in Reds 
Skin: Glam Affair - Melanie in Asia 05 
Eye Make-Up: Ghost'Ink - Be Dark in Smokey Make-Up 
Lipstick: [GA.EG] - O-LP07 Lipheart 
Collar: [Haste] - His Collar in Black 
Necklace: Kibitz - Heart Collar in Silver 
Pose: Image Essentials- Confidence 12

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shelter from the Heat

The weather is warming back up in Holland... Apparently we are heading for some scorchingly hot weather, and although I don't mind the sunshine, it's not something I am really looking forward to!! Big Girls and Warm Weather don't really mix... Yet there is something about the sunshine that makes everything seem that much more smiley and smiley is a good thing!
I'm in a very happy mood - despite the fact that I am already stuck in the hellhole office that I work in - purely and simply because I just saw an email from my favourite bookstore in Amsterdam telling me they are having a "Books by Weight" sale again in just over a week!! Giddy with excitement I am, just giddy...
For now though to avoid the heat, and to work on my plan to beat the crowds at the sale, I'm going to hide and be devious!!!
The Bunker I'm using to hide in is actually not mine, it's Jack's - Jack's Bunker made by Consignment I should add - and in my defence I had to use his rather than mine as mine is stuffed full of shoes and clothes and all that kinda good stuff! Don't worry though I won't get lonely in here while I wait, I was greeted by Jack's Curious Kitten - from Jian!
I love my hiding in the bunker from the heat outfit too... A very very adorable Lace Up Wool Sweater in a Midnight Blue colour from TETRA, and a pair of Niomei Shorts that you can grab at the SAKIDE booth in the Depraved Nation Thrift Shop, with some awesome Nordic Boots from REIGN because you really don't want to be barefoot in this bunker!
Don't look at me though, I'm trying hard not to cry as I skinned my knees falling down the ladder... Don't look at me!!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Cerys in Reds
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2
Tattoo: [White Widow] - Chocolat in Black
Top: TETRA - Lace-up Wool Sweater in Midnight
Shorts: [ SAKIDE ] - Niomei Shorts in Classic Pack RARE (Available until August 28th at the Depraved Nation Thrift Shop)
Bloody Knees: Enfer Sombre - Fleur Du Mal in A5
Boots: REIGN - NORDIC BOOTS in Mocha
Cat: Jian - Curious Kitties in Companion Calico
Pose: Signature Pose - Demented, Pose Set 20
Prop: Consignment - Jack's Bugout Shelter in Skybox Furnished

Monday, August 22, 2016

Romantic Paris

I'm feeling a little bit soppy this morning, as I woke up thinking about relationships... Many people come to SL seeking love and end up getting burnt! Heck I've been there too, falling for people that won't be reciprocating my feelings and realising too late that the things I loved about my craziness have changed... I spent a lot of time and took a lot of chances when it came to finding a SLove, but when I finally stopped looking, love in a HellBone shape appeared...
Now OK I am rambling BUT it's all because I took a very romantic walk through Paris alone - Hell doesn't do romance anymore LOL - and it just stirred things up, making me feel all soppy, sentimental and romantic...
Paris Je T'aime is a home location for a number of great stores, but the location on it's own is really worth wandering around in. It's very pretty and really captures the romance of Paris...
Now I may get into trouble for this, and I am a bit of a bad blogger but I am late with blogging this amazing dress. To be fair I had the picture ready to edit but only yesterday did I have a chance to get any editing done! This is one of those very gorgeous dresses that I needed somewhere special to wear... I chose Paris... It's a Petite Mort Cabaret Velvet Dress in a Rose colour - don't gasp in shock, I know I don't wear pink often - and there are 5 different colour options to choose from. These gorgeous dresses were available until yesterday - hence why I may be in trouble - as an event release for the Lovecraft Festival, which has now closed and I am hoping these dresses are moved to the main store!
I kept everything else simple with this look - hair and shoes were both very understated - the only exception being this gorgeous Posy of Southern Magnolias in a pretty Sorbet colour from, in my personal opinion, the best flower makers in SL - LODE!
Perhaps her bouquet was a romantic gesture from some secretive stranger as she wandered home through the streets of Paris... A beautiful dress and a beautiful bouquet, all adds to the romance of the scenery...

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Velma in Reds
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2
Tattoo: [White Widow] - Chocolat in Black
Dress: Petite Mort - Cabaret Velvet Dress in Rose
Flowers: LODE - Southern Magnolia Hand Accessory in Sorbet (Available until August 24th at Chapter Four)
Shoes: Bens Boutique - Odette High Heels in Burgundy
Pose: Image Essentials - Sheer Class 4

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wannabe Fangirl Superhero

Something a little bit random, a little bit crazy and well, rather colourful is on the agenda today... It's FRIDAY and the start of what looks to be a good weekend, so I feel like I should get into the party mood!
You're lucky you can't hear my tone as I write this because it's dripping with sarcasm - especially as I say "WOOT PARTY!" Weekends for me are much of a muchness - working in my SL job, organising the Gators and if I'm very lucky getting some time just for me in which I can exercise my creativity demons by taking pictures... If I can find the right inspiration of course?!
Today's inspiration comes a little bit from the new "Suicide Squad" Movie... So many people out there are dressing like Harley Quinn however, so I decided to pull together a look I'm calling  "ComicBook Girl"!
Yes, Yes, I know I edited this picture a LITTLE harder than I may have needed to but I do really like the over saturation... Comic Books have that look to them after all right?! Fan girl by day, wannabe superhero at night LOL!
She's wearing what I lovingly call my PJs... Not that they were made for that purpose but they just look like a cute pair of Pjs when worn together LOL... The top - and pants though you cannot see them well, but trust me, are freaking awesome - are the creations of Addams. The top is a Tina Mini T-Shirt in a Superhero print, for those of you that are wondering...
From there I started to accessories the wannabe superhero look... A wig to disguise my identity, yes it's blonde with not just blue but PINK dip-dye tones, from elikatira, and then to disguise myself even more a pair of HUGE Kitty Meow Glasses from [Fetch].  There was just one little thing needed - a super cute necklace, and I knew the perfect one... This adorable Choker Bell from {Psycho.Byts}, matches so perfectly with my kitty glasses!
Just time for a quick selfie - since I look so cute - and it's Wannabe Fangirl Superhero AWAY!!

What is she wearing;
Hair: elikatira - Lena in Exclusives
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2
Glasses: [Fetch] - Kitty Meow Glasses (Available until August 21st at Manga Fair 2016)
Lipstick: [GA.EG] - O-LP07 Lipheart
Collar: {PSYCHO:Byts} - Choker Bell in Pastel (Available until August 21st at Manga Fair 2016)
Tattoos: [White Widow] - Nerve in Black
Top: Addams - Tina Mini T-Shirt in SuperHero
Cell Phone: VCO - Honey Deco Phone in Eyeball
Pose: {PSYCHO.Byts} - Ailsa-Selfie 6

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SL Drama Police

Drama is one of those naturally occurring things in SecondLife... Anywhere you get groups of people you are more than likely to experience drama every now and then, unless of course you live in a box and never venture into the outside world. Perhaps someone should create a SecondLife drama police?! Someone that could stop all of the petty drama and bring justice lol - although OK let's keep the SL Secrets Blog because sometimes that place is just too funny!
The SecondLife World NEEDS the Drama Police!!!
Not sure if I could handle being in the drama police, I'm WAY too sensitive and take everything to heart, but if there were such a group this look should SO be their uniform! Not sure how it would look on guys but hey I cant come up with all of the ideas can I?!
The uniform is made up of two different parts, the shorts being a Marisa Double Lace Short from Addams and the jacket - complete with undergarment and all the trimmings - is a Criminal Police Jacket from Zenith!
Now that I have the uniform, let me go on my first patrol... Today, I will be wandering around the awesome location that is Ironwood Hills... but please, keep your drama to yourself!

What is she wearing;
Hair: TRUTH - Cerys in Reds 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Top: Zenith - Criminal Police Jacket in Blue 
Tattoos: [White Widow] - Nerve in Black 
Shorts: Addams - Marisa Doble Lace Short in Pure Black 
Pose: Signature Pose - It hurts, Pose Set 19