Getting Into Trouble

5 04 2010

This is not a typical blog post…

Steeling my nerves, I opened the door of the A-1 Detective Agency and stepped across the threshold, eyes zeroing in on the man I was here to see.  He was sitting behind a desk, shirt only half buttoned but his hat still firmly in place.  I blinked once, twice and then shut the door firmly, striding over to stand in front of the desk.  He didn’t even look up from the stack of papers he was signing.  I gripped the belt ties of my trench coat and waited for him to acknowledge my presence in the room.  And he would acknowledge me.  I was, after all, standing in front of his desk.  Besides, if all else failed, what I was wearing underneath this coat was sure to get his attention. 

My hands tightened on the ties as he finally looked up with a raised eyebrow. 

“You lost, doll?” His tone was far less helpful than his words.

I shook my head, trying to remain calm and collected, but truth was he made me a little nervous.  Okay, a lot nervous.  He was so much more…male than I expected him to be.  Tall, dark, and handsome was the cliché that came to mind, but with a healthy does of mysterious and sexy to round out the equation.  Why, oh why did I have to be attracted to him?  This would make what I had to do that much harder in the long run.  “I need your help.”

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Guest post – The Style of Argrace

3 07 2009
**The following is a guest post written by my friend, and MDR co-owner, Rhodesy Durant.  I often seek Rhodesy’s opinion before purchasing certain things, so I was delighted when she decided to take me up on the offer of doing a guest post.  I’m sure you will love her look as much as I do.**
 
 
Having known Arcadia Nightfire since her first moments in SL, I am no stranger to the concept of fashion blogging. I watch her put together outfits and then go on to describe them for the fashion conscious to absorb. I’ve watched her both fret at trying to get an outfit just right and squeal with glee when an outfit just falls together with no effort at all. She is my partner in crime when it comes to shopping, so we visit a lot of the same stores. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise you that we went to Hair Fair together on more than one occassion to make sure we’d seen it all.

Because of lag, we both snagged demos to try on back at the studio.  Being Durannies, we both have soft spots for Fedoras but when I spotted Agrace’s store full of them, I decided to pass because they came in all natural hair colors and not my favored purple.  However, when Arcadia tried on one of the demos, I was hooked; I ran to their main store in hopes of avoiding the Hair Fair lag, but was unable to snag this divine creation.  But what a TREAT I discovered! I was delighted to find a whole line of gorgeous hair and even better: clothing that made my inner preppy melt! 

Agrace seems to dabble in a little bit of everything—furniture, jewelry, hair, clothing (for men & women), and eyes. I didn’t want to leave the store! Lindens have been a smidge tight lately, but when I saw this Natural top for ladies in the sensational royal purple satin, I didn’t even think about the Lindens. I just clicked buy! Once I put it on, all of Arcadia’s offers to allow me the occasional “guest blog” spot on Fashion 360° became mandatory. I had to share this with her readers… or maybe I’m just that vain, and I couldn’t resist showing off.
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