#122 Girls On Film

Hiya Lovelies ♥ This new dress ‘Cinthia’ by Ema’s Secret had me feeling super glam so I knew just the place to go to show it off! I went to a region that actually has been Inworld for years but doesn’t seem too busy these days. I like to pop back there now and then for a wander as it belongs to one of my favourite bands, Duran Duran! Years ago I was there when the actual John Taylor logged in for an hour to promote his autobiography which was very cool (and super lagged!). They also used to feature footage from SL at their RL Concerts I have been to. It is quite an eclectic place to look around and there is even a super cool underwater club you can enter through a green light on a boat. Spread over four regions, it is definitely worth a look.

  • Dress: ‘Cinthia’ by Ema’s Secret. Available in 8 Colours (Extra One in the Fat Pack) currently at the Vanity Event until 8th July. This would be ideal for a glam event such as a Wedding and fitted my Maitreya body perfectly.
  • Shoes: ‘Suami‘ by KC Couture.
  • Hair: ‘Poetry’ by Truth. The latest VIP Gift

#116 Cloe

Hiya Lovelies ♥ Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a great weekend so far? With summer almost upon us I thought I would experience some Caribbean vibes at a new location in Second Life called ‘Dya’s Scent of the Caribbean‘. With Reggae playing in the background you can’t help but feel uplifted as you wander past the motels and various other buildings in the town as you head towards the beach. Lots of great places to relax or be romantic with a loved one.

  • Top: ‘Cloe’ by Ema’s Secret. This top is so cute and feminine. It is available in 8 pretty colours with an extra 2 in the Fat Pack. You can find this at the ‘Vanity Event‘ until the 8th June.
  • Pants: ‘Portia‘ Suit Pants by Addams
  • Shoes: ‘Odalis‘ by KC Couture
  • Hair: ‘Horizon’ by Truth

#108 Lavender Lake

Hiya Lovelies ♥. I hope you are still keeping safe and well out there. As I can’t be by the real coast right now, I settled for the virtual kind tonight. I ventured to ‘Lavender Lake‘ which although beautiful, was one of the worst places I have been hit with lag in a long time. So although I enjoyed wandering around the town and following the roads to see where they took me, I also spent a lot of time crashing into things! Such a shame as it was so pretty there. Maybe I just picked a busy time but it is still worth a look as the scenery has a very Mediterranean vibe.

  • Bodysuit: Mini Bodysuit by Muggleborn. This is sooo cute and perfect to quickly throw on and chill in! As always, Muggleborn like to give you lots of options! There are 30 gorgeous colours to pick from and you can adjust trim colours if you want to maybe emphasise that more. It looks gorgeous on my Maitreya Body.
  • Flip Flops: ‘Rio‘ by KC Couture
  • Hair: ‘Eternity’ by Truth

#100 Elsie

Hiya Lovelies. With so much stress going on in the world right now with the Coronavirus spreading rapidly, I found a perfect spot inworld to go for a quiet walk, soothe your mind and reconnect with nature. The Getaway is all about solitude. You can almost miss some of the little hidden areas to sit and just let the sound of the waves and birdsong wash over you. This really is a real gem to visit.

  • Romper: ‘Elsie’ by Aurora’s Closet. My latest release is exclusive to the Candyland 2 Event starting on the 14th March. There are 16 pretty shades in the Fat Pack that will be perfect to wear throughout Spring and Summer.
  • Flip Flops: ‘Rio‘ by KC Couture
  • Hair: ‘Eternity’ by Truth

#97 Monica

After feeling fabulously glam in my previous posts, today I’m all about feeling girly! This gorgeous new ‘Monica’ gown by Ema’s Secret really hits the spot! Structured to fit your body like a glove, this strapless dress really emphasises your womanly curves. You can’t help but feel super cute in this silky dress that has that little added ‘wow’ factor in the diamante belt. Perfect for a romantic date night!

  • Dress: ‘Monica’ by Ema’s Secret. I would recommend the Fat Pack containing 7 beautiful soft shades and is compatible with Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass and Maitreya.
  • Shoes: ‘Yarina‘ by KC Couture
  • Hair: ‘Elixir’ by Truth.

#96 Ceejay

Following on from my last post and continuing to shine the spotlight this weekend on Ema’s Secret, I want to show you this sexy ass mini dress! But look closely and you might just spot the devil fork straps on my heels hehe. Can’t be a perfect angel all the time can I, although my Twinnie often claims that she is the angel of the family. I guess i can settle for being the cheeky monkey! 🐵

  • Dress: ‘Ceejay’ by Ema’s Secret. This beautiful sparkly Mini Dress is super glam for a night out. Comes in 8 gorgeous colours or as a Fat Pack.
  • Shoes: ‘Nija‘ by KC Couture. Literally perfect for Halloween later in the year.
  • Hair: ‘Scout‘ by Truth. Redhead Pack.

#89 LOTD

If i wanna mix cute and chill with a little bit of sassy, this would be the look for me! I’m loving the Antisocial Jumper by PinkRayne that comes with 9 cheeky slogans and also 9 colours to suit your mood. I’ve matched it with some cute pants by Ema’s Secret that definitely emphasise the hips and booty area and finished the look with some super cute boots from my favourite shoe store KC Couture.

#79 Winter Shop and Hop

If you have a little time to spare over Christmas Inworld, and love to shop (who doesn’t!) you might like to try heading over to the ‘Winter Shop and Hop‘ featuring around 100 designers spread out over several sims. There are free gifts in nearly all stores I passed through and a lot of discounts from well known brands such as Addams and {Vision}. For me, it also highlights some great brands I had not come across before.

But, I would really like to see a little more variety at future events. Have designers create exclusives for the event (most Inworld events usually like this), more men’s clothing stores are needed as us ladies have way more choice than our lovely lads do. I would have liked to see a couple of Pose Stores added to the mix also as this would be ideal for the strong network of Bloggers in Second Life. I did actually spot a couple stores this time that use templates (when you create on the same ones you spot them a mile off!) rather than all original mesh designers which was nice to see. But a personal plea if the Linden’s read this… please add a Gesture store or two! Clothes might be the big sellers but I for one do not want Gestures to become a dying art in Second Life, probably because I have dedicated 8 years to their creation lol. So if you need a creator to fill that gap next event, come find me. 😊

  • Dress: ‘Joyful’ Dress in Rose by Kaithleen’s. Free Gift at the Event.
  • Earrings: ‘Cherry Blossom’ by [Aleutia]. HUD driven with 17 gorgeous shades! Free Gift at the Event.
  • Shoes: ‘Gena‘ by KC Couture.
  • Hair: ‘Nylah‘ by Truth.

#77 19 Questions

I love to see people’s creativity in blogs and this week stumbled across the ’19 Questions Challenge’ in a fellow SL bloggers blog… so jumping right on that bandwagon here are my answers:

✿ What is your Blog Name and the meaning behind it? Answer: My Blog is called ‘Aurora’s Closet’ after my store in Second Life. Also I picked the name Aurora when I created this avatar as the name means ‘new beginning’.

✿ When did you start your Blog? Answer: March 2019

✿ How would you describe your Blog? Answer: I like to equally focus on Fashion and also Destinations in Second Life. I really hope to inspire people to explore as well as shop.

✿ When did you join Second Life and why did you join? Answer: Well my first avatar no longer exists. She was called Mandilena Andretti. I was just so completely baffled when I first joined that I deleted her and started all over again as Mandilena Loxely who is still my main avatar and nearly 10 and a half years old. Aurora came along after the break up of a relationship of a year inworld, hence the meaning ‘new beginning’. She was originally a place to hide away on, but I started tinkering on making clothing and before you knew it, I had a store. As for what bought me to Second Life in the first place. I had actually read about it in a book where the opening chapter was about a man who thought he was invincible because he was behaving in real life as he is in his second life and ultimately died! It made me curious.

✿ What inspired you to become a blogger? Answer: Second Life has inspired a creativeness in me, but I will literally create for hours and not actually do anything else. So I started blogging as a way to make myself take some time out to explore and then hopefully inspire others to go visit these amazing places too.

✿ How often do you post? Answer: It varies. I aim for a couple times a week because I am also creating for my own stores. I am also very selective of who I blog for so keep my sponsors to a minimum.

✿ What is your favourite thing to Blog and why? Answer: Well lets be honest, who doesn’t love the fashion in Second Life?! Even though I am completely tomboyish in the real world, in my Second Life I love to be more glam!

✿ Do you read other blogs and how often? Answer: Yes of course! I will generally browse over them 3 to 4 times a week.

✿ What strength do you have that has helped you as a Blogger? Answer: That is a hard one to answer. What i do find is when posting pictures here, the words tend to naturally flow. It may make me reflective of something in my real life I want to share, or just how amazed I am at a creation or place I want to share. Blogging makes me feel very open.

✿ How do you motivate yourself to stay fresh and active with your Blog? Answer: It actually feels more an extension of my creating in Second Life so I don’t need to motivate myself, it simply is something I find very relaxing and enjoyable to do. It’s part of my Second Life journey.

✿ What was the last thing you bought in Second Life? Answer: This gorgeous outfit in the picture above bought at Addams today. Full details in the list at the end.

✿ Which is your favourite sim for taking Blog pictures and why? Answer: I love visiting the Soul2Soul Regions. Each has it’s own flavour and charm and great lighting. I also really love Dreamers Island. The place is so vivid and bright and makes you feel summer even if it is freezing cold where I am in real life at the time lol. It also inspired me to make somewhere for people to visit and relax and take pictures, which is my Cat Cafe named after my real cat Tootsie. Sadly I can’t afford a whole region but i would love one to decorate one day.

✿ Do you have an alt? Answer: Yes I have 3 avatars all together but they are all very publicly linked to me as each has it’s own store. Mandilena Loxely makes Gestures, I make clothing as Aurora and recently started a Pose store on my other avatar SirenityFalls Resident. Yes i am a workaholic in Second Life. But it is a passion so I enjoy it.

✿ Would you say your avatar is an introvert or extrovert? Answer: Very much an Introvert!

✿ How do you feel about Second Life friendships and relationships? Answer: Oh my I could write a whole blog just on that topic lol! I have made some strong friendships around the world thanks to Second Life. People that actually check in on me more than people do in my actual real life. You can definitely develop a strong connection. I used to date in Second Life in my early years. The longest was a year and I was so in love. But, got badly burned and dragged into drama by others that could not resist stirring up trouble that also came between us. It was a lesson learned. If people start with drama these days, they are blocked. I don’t let myself get drawn in to be someone’s entertainment. I did actually marry once in Second Life too. Sadly it affected his real life marriage and he had to leave for good. Best to just be dating if you are single in the real world also. Giving your attention to someone online when you could be making the effort in your real life relationship to save it, well i know which option I would choose. These days dating is purely off limits as I remarried in Real Life in 2018 and am very happy. He is completely aware of my Second Life world and what it means to me so he will usually be in the same room gaming while I am Inworld.

✿ What is your guilty pleasure in Second Life? Answer: I think it would be making time to go see live singers.

✿ Where is your avatar right now? Answer: Standing idle in my work area in the sky above my store.

✿ What is the wackiest thing you have experienced in Second Life? Answer: I actually don’t have any that come to mind although I would always have crazy times with my Twinnie when she was online. She was always very good at drowning us in rowing boats! Sadly she is not inworld hardly ever now.

✿ What is the one thing you want people to know about your avatar and blog? Answer: The real me is very much how I am Inworld also. I am an observer until I open up enough to trust you. I try to always be kind, I am usually chatty and cheeky and a typical Brit that has sarcasm as her second language! I try to reflect that into my blog also. It is an extension of myself. I hope to attract a wider audience as time goes on and hope it inspires their own adventures Inworld.

🖤 Thanks for Reading 🖤

#76 Noella

Am I the only one that wishes it would snow every Christmas? I guess it depends on where you are in the world. Perhaps you would rather be celebrating it on a hot Aussie beach? There is something about snow at Christmas time. It just makes the season that little bit more magical.

I hope to feature a few gorgeous winter regions here on the run up to Christmas. Even if we do not have snow currently where I live in the real world, I can still wander and dream within Second Life’s Winter realms.

Tonight’s walk ventured through the pretty winter village at Belvedere where you can even rent affordable homes and maybe make a surprise Winter vacation for a loved one for Christmas.

  • Dress: ‘Noella’ by Ema’s Secret. This super cute knit dress is available in 7 shades and compatible with Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, Legacy and Maitreya. You can find it at at Flair For Event’s Winter Spirit Event on right now until 10th January 2020.
  • Boots: ‘Dasia‘ by KC Couture
  • Hair: ‘Caralisa‘ by Truth