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So, I’ve decided to start a new section to this blog for those “I think I look really good so I’m going to blog it” times. I happened to go shopping with my bro and he lead me right to a sale on hair! I told him that he brought me to heaven. LOL! By the way, if you can.. head over to Cheerno who is having a 99L sale on male hair fatpacks. I believe it is only for the weekend so get your booties over there and SHOP!

Anyway, here is my random “I can’t stop perving myself,” look of the day. Hope you enjoy it 😉

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Week 019 – Umber

Okay, so I actually got off my butt this week and did 2 posts. This one is for the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge and the second one is just because I liked what I was wearing 😛 Anyway, I know after you all see my picture for this week you are going to say I cheated… Be that as it may I couldn’t help but blog this hair. It isn’t new, but I happen to have an issue with buying things and forgetting they are in my inventory. Plus this hair is so fantastic it needs to be blogged alone!

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Week 18 – Ecru

Wow, I left off on Week 18 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge. I figured since I am lacking creativity in my photos lately that I would continue with the challenge where I stopped. Hopefully, it’ll get me blogging more since I seem to be neglecting my duties a little too much. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my take on ecru and wish me luck on keeping up with the challenge!

Mandy ❤

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Alex adores it . . .

So, today I am continuing on my coverage of Alternative Silhouettes. The shape of the day is Alex; which features a sweet face and cam’s signature curvy figure. Originally, this shape was created to compliment LAQ’s Tess2 skin. However, for the look in this post I decided to use a different skin to show the shape’s versatility. As with all the other shapes, Alex is modifiable so you can tweak it to your heart’s content if you choose to use a different skin.

For once, I don’t have much to say (yes I know shocking…) so I will just get on with the show.

Mandy ❤

Hair: Truth – Eva in Chocolate
Shape and Brows: [AS] – Alex
Skin: Glam Affair – Eva in Natural
Shirt: Aoharu – Front Knot Shirt in Flower Pink
Pants: Linc – Tyra Jeans Flared in Dark Blue
Shoes: [e] – Move Pumps in Nude
Necklace: League – Fly Me Away Amore in Pink
Poses: Glitterati

Japan, Cynful and Pacific Crisis Fundraiser

So, I’m going to be honest.. I don’t really feel like blogging right now. Now, I know some of you are going, “Well, then why blog?” The answer is simple because it is about the Japan earthquake and the tsunami that followed. I know there are plenty of posts about it already, but I wanted to give you my story and my experience.

For those of you who don’t know me and for some of those who do… I have lived about 45 minutes from Tokyo for the past five years. I have adopted the people, the culture, and the land as my own. Therefore, this experience and this cause is extremely close and dear to my heart. Anyway, the following details a little bit of what happened and all that has occurred since. I hope that after reading it (even if you skim it) that you are compelled to donate to the Red Cross or participate in the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser (opening on Wednesday) which is being supported by many SL designers including Cynful and Glam Affair (who donated the land for the event).

At 2:46 p.m. JST on Friday March 11, 2011, I was sitting at my desk counting down the last hour to my work week when I felt small tremors. I turned to my co-worker and simply and nonchalantly said, “earthquake.” You have to understand that having lived in Japan for many years, I have felt many earthquakes. Sometimes you don’t even feel them, but you can see ripples in your water bottle. However, this time was different… the tremors didn’t stop and they got increasingly stronger. My monitors started to shake on my desk and I could hear people talking in rushed and somewhat panic stricken voices. As the quake lessened, we began to assemble outside my office building. No one had ever felt anything that strong, even those who have lived here in 20+ years. Though, you should know that the earthquake I experienced was only 5.0 in magnitude versus 8.9 at the epicenter.

So, here I am two days later. I learned that the tsunami hit 20 minutes after the earthquake and there wasn’t enough warning for many people to evacuate (where as Cali had about 18 hours). I’ve watched a building housing a nuclear reactor explode, learned that there have been six failures in regards to cooling the reactors at that same plant, and learned that another plant is now in danger. In addition, I have sat through the numerous aftershocks that continue to roll through Japan and each time I can only wish they would cease. Not so much for my benefit, but knowing that they are at their strongest in the area that was highly effected. Part of me feels guilty for the fact that I have heat, water, a roof over my head, food, and everything I own is still intact. I have guilt over the fact that after the tsunami hit, approximately 4.2 million people in Japan lost power and it started to snow. The other half of me is thankful that the expected count of the dead is only 1300 versus the 200,000 in Haiti. I know that if I was not here and if I wasn’t so tied to the Japanese then I would be able to move on with my daily life. It is so easy to take for granted all the things that we have and to focus on all the negative things that are small in comparison. But please… remember. Remember all the people who are affected by this and other natural disasters.

Now for a preview of the goodies..

These cute takes are courtesy of Cynful and 100% of the profits are being donated to help the efforts here in Japan (and other areas in the Pacific that were effected).

Skin: LAQ – Nellie in Peach
Hair: [e] – Later in Brown 08
Tanks: Cynful – RaRa Tops in Dots, Random, and Hearts
Jeans: Cynful – Modest Skinny Jeans (for Lazy Sunday.. so hurry up and get them!)
Poses: Glitterati

Thank you to all the designers who are participating and those who will shop the event.

❤ Mandy

* Below you will find a video that was taped at the Sendai Airport which is the area that was mainly effected. It is not something everyone will want to watch, but I provide it to show you the devastation that those in that area face. *

Week 009 – Silver Bells

Meh, okay so the title is still stuck in the holidays, but they were last week so I’ll stick with it.  I was so excited when Luna Jubilee announced this week’s color.  As soon as I saw “silver,” I instantly thought of these BAX boots which are one of my faves.  Unfortunately, I can never find anything to really wear with it.  Hmm.. lucky for me my inventory is large enough for me to find items for the color to throw together 😀

Here’s to another week doing the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge and doing it all out of my large inventory.

Hair: – Tatum in Delighted Blonde

Skin: Glam Affair – Sofia Light Winter (previous TDR)

Make-up: Mozz – Winged Eye with Lashes in Silver

Jacket: Atomic – Ritzy Blazer in Silver (previous gift)

Shirt: Berries Inc. – BOMB dress in grey/lightgrey

Skirt: Zaara – Larin Skirt in Silver Lilac

Leggings: LeLutka – Leggings in Grayscale 2

Boots: BAX – Prestige Boots in Silver

Jewelry: Addict – Knuckle Ring in Silver

LaGyo – Sparkle Earring in Leather/Silver Black

LaGyo – Squiala Bracelets in Leather/Silver Black

Poses: Glitterati


*Disclaimer: Some items featured in my 52 Weeks of Color Challenge posts may no longer be available. *

Week 006 – Yellow in the Trenches

Okay, I have the lamest titles sometimes, but whatev. Anyway, I was SO excited when Luna Jubilee announced this week’s color was yellow. Normally, I’m not a very yellow person, but I have one favorite item that I’ve had for almost two years. It has some good memories for me and so I haven’t gotten rid of it (even though my inventory is busting at the seams). That and it happens to be one of the first items I purchased at long time favorite, Aoharu.

Anyway, here’s to keeping dry on this rainy Tokyo day in my yellow trench coat ❤

Hair: [elikatira] – Rumor in Brown 08
Skin: Tuli – Audrey in Tone 4
Jacket: Aoharu – Simple Trench Coat in Yellow
Sweater: Hucci – Shrug Turtleneck in Yellow Argyle
Shirt: Hucci – Misha Bodysuit in Black
Jeans: FK Virtues – 23 Grey Jeans (group gift in the subscribe-o)
Shoes: BAX Prestige Boots in Black Leather
Umbrella and Poses: Glitterati

*Disclaimer: Some of the items I’ll be showing for the 52 weeks project may not be available any longer.*