January 30, 2011
I remembered the other day that great designer Johnnytreadlightly Nightfire had given me a beautiful airship called the Gilded Gobbler some time ago. Johnny and Alphonso who own Genius Inc make some fantastic stuff and the Gobbler has so much detail, it’s like a floating mansion. I asked Drax if he wanted to go for a ride in it and decided a sandbox was the safest place to try it out.
I didn’t do too badly, I took off and slowly steered the ship around the sandbox with Drax sitting at the back probably worried about my driving, but he looked pretty relaxed! The interior of the ship is beautiful and you could actually live it in quite comfortably if you had a spot of land to put it on when not flying.
I am pleased to say we landed safely with no broken avatar bones! so I’ll be taking it out again, maybe I’ll show it to Kat and Laredo in New London next week, as long as I don’t crash into Big Ben! I’ve always stuck to viewer 1 in SL and suddenly thought I would try the Phoenix viewer again and I’m glad I did, it’s opened up a whole new world of SL make-up for me, with the tattoo layer I can put different eyeshadow and lipstick without changing my whole skin!! Hibiscus has tried it too and it means a lot of new shopping trips for us!! It helped last night as I wanted to look my best, I was going to a Rez day party which had a 1920’s theme. I’d been to a demonstration in Virtual London in the afternoon, the people there were supporting the real life students who were demonstrating in Manchester about tuition fees and I hastily wrote an article to put on CNN about it. They were a nice bunch of people in Virtual London and they are trying to support what they think is an unfair issue. As the writing took a bit of time I didn’t have long to look around for an outfit for the 1020’s party. It was Brie Janick, Barbie Bohemian and Clive Hissop’s joint Rez Day celebration and I guessed everyone would look stunning. Luckily I found a bargain at Lemania, a gold evening gown with a 20’s look and quickly made a headband with a feather to add to the short bob haircut I also bought, so I was ready to go. The party was just amazing, there were 40 people in that little club at one time and everyone had a brilliant time.
Brie excitedly called us over to pose with her at the end of the evening and we all clambered around getting into position on the poseballs!
We took loads of pictures and I’ll be putting mine on Virtually London (lite) later in the week. The West End Club owned by Brie, Clive and Cute is so popular and they work really hard to come up with new events all the time. The crowd that go there are a really nice bunch of people and it’s good to have such good friend in SL and it’s always fun being with them. I hope Brie, Barbie and Clive enjoyed their party!!
January 18, 2011
I’ve been pretty slow reporting stuff since Christmas, but gradually getting back into the swing of things. Sometimes it’s hard to write about events, as there are so many going on, and finding time for just enjoying them as well, because I’ve been enjoying them too much lately, especially when you know most of the people in the virtual pubs and clubs and join in the banter, which flies around the room all the time! I did go to maybe the best event I’ve ever been to this week though, it was in the West End Club run by Brie, Clive and Cute. They are becoming masters of how a virtual club should be run and if this was a real life club I suspect they would be millionaires by now, simply because of their professionalism and ideas. Brie wanted a Cabaret/Moulin Rouge evening and everyone just loved it including me! I already had a showgirl outfit that I had bought as a special offer from Evie’s Closet, but I had never worn it before. So I put it on and was ready to go! The club, decorated by Clive was stunning, and it was a shame that it would all be taken apart again after the event. Hibiscus looked amazing in her outfit and Drax and Boye joined us for a great night.
Everyone had got into the mood of the evening, the costumes were gorgeous and Brie sent me a message that she wanted a few of us up on the stage to do the Can Can and Lady Marmalade with her. By this time I was so lagged out, being nearly 40 people in the club, that my pictures weren’t the best quality, but I managed to get onto the stage and it was so funny! Not to be left out the men also joined in the Can Can and luckily Drax, Simon, Brie and Hib were taking pictures too, which they have sent me (I’ll be publishing them in Virtually London (lite) with their comments about the night this week).
No one wanted to log off, we carried on way past closing time and I think people would still be there now if they hadn’t needed to get to bed! It was all too much, there was another costume event the next day, this time it was the Flintstones theme. I bought a costume for 1 Linden off of marketstreet and met Drax who proudly made his own costume in ‘Appearance’. We had those caveman clubs as well, when you type ‘bam’ in text you can clout each other over the head with them, I think everyone in the club that night had one of those!
In true caveman style we travelled over to the club on Drax’s big black bird, the nasty bitey Tarn!
The Flintstones evening was really good too and I’ll be putting all the pictures on the London blog for that as well. Who says you can’t have fun staying at home with your computer! Of course add all your virtual friends and you can’t fail to have a smashing time!
January 9, 2011
I organised the London Photograph Competition for Virtually London (lite) over Christmas and I was absolutely stunned at how many people entered with excellent pictures. I suppose this was the first really big successful contest I have run, and I decided to ask Kat and Laredo of New London if I could use the New Albert Hall to display the photos. It was lucky that it is such a big grand building as the entries filled the entire hall and looked great! Thanks Kat and Laredo! You can go and see the pictures which will be on display for another couple of days!
Drax had judged the contest and it proved to be very difficult because of the amount of really good pictures, he spend ages on it and did a great job! I’m still trying to get organised for my shop for the summer too, I put all the Christmas stuff away and have started to make some new things, but time has been against me so far! Drax and I decided to take some time out though, and head for Run-around-Sue’s for a bit of rock’n roll. We joined the line of dancers and had a really nice time!
I’m looking forward to another photo contest, probably at Easter, so I hope we have another good response like the Christmas contest!