Cheep & ChiChi Retires

I’ve recently decided that I want to re-focus my blogging and ‘Cheep & ChiChi,’ while I’ve enjoyed it immensely, no longer quite fits what I have in mind. I’ll be leaving the blog up for anyone who might like to see the archive (and for my own nostalgia!) but, after today, it won’t be updated.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has ever stopped by, sponsored and/or supported Cheep & ChiChi – I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog – if you’d like to follow my current projects, please stop by my flickr stream or new blog, Dreaming of Hoopoes.

Best of all wishes

Chia ❤

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Love Ulaa

My item for ❤ Ulaa – please help Ulaa see her mom!

by Chiana Oh

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New canvas for the Love Ulaa fundraiser – inspired by the bond between parent and child.

Ulaa’s mother has been diagnosed with cancer and has been unable to see her daughter for 14 years, nor meet her grandson, due to distance, health and financial issues. Ulaa has been raising money for an urgent trip home on gofundme and now it’s time for the Second Life community to come together to show some love.

Love Ulaa has been organised by the fab Tracy Rubble, giving designers a chance to offer you some of their items with 50% or 100% of proceeds being donated directly to this worthy cause.

You can read more about the event on Tracy’s blog here or visit the gofundme page here.

The event runs from August 14th – 18th – with a party being organized at Rouge for the 16th
Please stop by if you can!

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Stand4Love 2014

Stand4Love - Chiana Oh

Stand4Love is a fabulous campaign founded by RicoRacer Flux & Editorial Clarity.

Their mission statement:
“Our goal is to spread awareness that two consenting adults should have the right to love and marry regardless of their race or sexual orientation. If we can open someone’s mind and promote tolerance and equality, then our goal has been achieved.”
Read more, including details on how to get involved, on their blog.

Equality in love, indeed in all things, is something I believe very strongly in and it is my absolute pleasure to once again show my support and hopefully spread the word.

I can never talk about matters of equality without pausing to appreciate how incredibly fortunate I am.. I’m white, I identify with my birth-gender and, although I finally realised in my late 20s that I’m definitely bi-sexual, my few rl relationships have all been with men and therefore have always been deemed ‘socially acceptable.’ That doesn’t mean I’ve never been the target of prejudice but I’m well aware how much of it I escape compared to others.

And it’s because of, rather than in spite of, my ‘acceptable-ness’ (or whatever you want to call it) that I want to add my voice to campaigns such as this one. A few months ago one of my favourite webcomics, Robot Hugs, published ‘Privilege‘ and it explains what I mean much better than I ever could – I encourage you to take the short hop over to read the post, because it’s full of awesome, but the bit I really want to highlight here is this:

“Because social power dynamics have made my voice more important than others, I will use that voice for good.”

I think it’s crucial that I do, that we all do.. that we speak up for ourselves and others regardless of our own backgrounds, orientation, race, gender or any other part of that fantastic rainbow spectrum that makes us who we are. That we listen to those that need us to listen, that we treat every single person with equality, respect and love.

Especially love.

I also made a couple of gifts.. visit my store blog for your taxi!

Stand4Love Gifts

A Small Plot of Land

gallery/store/hangout/whatever .. not much to buy but plenty to explore.. come visit me! ❤

by Chiana Oh

I decided I really wanted a new home rather than spending my day standing in an empty platform – at the same time I thought I would bring back my gallery/shop. I didn’t want it to just be a store, though, as I don’t have much to put in it at the moment.. I’m still working on updating my old work and creating more. So I’ve made a series of little hangouts instead. Art and things will be dotted around and made available for sale as I make it.. there’s also a notice board at the main gate where you can take a look at my current events and subscribe for updates if you like and I’ll be setting the odd gift out when I get around to it. If and when I make more furniture I’ll probably add a more traditional store area but for now I think this…

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Child of Atlantis

Child of Atlantis
And as MetaTheodora closes, a resplendent Chariot rises! The main store is currently under construction but sian has been releasing many beautiful items at events across the grid. Both the ‘Child of Atlantis‘ earrings and the ‘Rosettes of Sirius‘ are available in 5 colours at L$120 each (fatpack L$360) – exclusively discounted by 25% for this month’s round of We Love Role-Play. I’m not sure I can find the words to adequetely express how stunning and detailed this jewelry is.. it just is! sian has the kind of skill with ‘shiny things’ that makes me insanely jealous while crushing hard at the same time. sian shares some of hisher knowledge of baking “shiny metals in Blender” here for those interested – it’s also a great link to follow to see a completely awesome closeup of the jewelry.

The beautiful tattoo makeup is ‘Kai‘ by Nuuna Nitely and is currently only available at the Cosmetic Fair Beach Party (open until July 30th) – it costs just L$100 for a pack of 11 fab colours and also includes an applier for Slink Physique. As soon as I saw it I thought it would be perfect the perfect companion for sian’s jewelry (a great excuse for buying something I really wanted anyway!) – Nuuna has an incredible talent for exactly the kind of eye-catching and unusual makeup that I have a huge weakness for – her mainstore can be found here and I really recommend a visit.

My skin, complete with the very kissable stomach freckle, is ‘Dark Elf‘ by Chandra Masala of Jalwa – a name I wasn’t familiar with (I don’t get out much) but spotted at this month’s round of We Love Role-Play. I’ve just popped my head into the main store and its sister clothing shop, Bilo – I need to go back for a proper look soon; the textures in both are gorgeous! This pack includes brow and cleavage options in addition to a variety of appliers – it’s discounted exclusively to L$499 (a reduction of 30% off the usual sale price) for the duration of the event so if you’d like to grab it at this price be sure to hop on over before the end of the month!

In other news, I’m currently working on a little plot for myself and store/gallery/whatever. I’m tired of standing in an empty box so I thought I would carve out a little niche. I’ve still added a private studio for working in way up high but made an effort to actually make it feel like home for a change! The rest of it is still very much under construction with nothing yet set for sale but I’m hoping it will be more of a nice little hideaway to relax than a traditional store. It won’t be as prettyful as other places as I’m constrained by size, prim allowance and lack of landscaping talent.. but if you would like to visit any time you are more than welcome!

I’ll post some pics when I’m more organized!

Until next time – take care, lovelies ❤

Credits

Accessories
Forehead Jewel: ‘Rosette of Sirius (Sapphire of the Rmoahals)‘ – Chariot (@We Love Role-Play) – L$120*
Earrings: ‘Child of Atlantis Earrings (Rmoahal Sapphire)‘ – Chariot (@We Love Role-Play) – L$120*
(*review copies – diolch yn fawr, sian!)

Body
Hair: ‘Cornrows Hairbase (BlueBlack)‘ – booNL$300 – 14-colour pack
Skin: ‘Dark Elf (Smoke, No Brow)‘ – Jalwa (@We Love Role-Play) – L$499
Eyes: ‘Ghost Eyes v.4‘ – ClemmmL$130
Lashes: ‘Oil Spill Lashes‘ – no.7L$49
Makeup: ‘Kai (Blue)‘ – +Nuuna+ (@Cosmetic Fair Beach Party) – L$100 – 11-colour pack
Shape: a modified version of my usual shape

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘High Kneel‘ – =Sticky Candy=L$50
Eye Position: ‘Expression HUD v1.0‘ – AnyPoseL$0 – Freebie
Windlight Setting: ‘new sky‘ by sian – available for download here

Happy Birthday to The Gallery Gift Shop!

Yay! It’s time to celebrate The Gallery Gift Shop’s anniversary event which includes lots of shiny things to buy and hunt for – including some artwork by yours truly! ❤

by Chiana Oh

TGGS Anniversary LogoIt’s open and looking FAB!

TGGS Entrance

TAXI
(located on the Saikin and booN sim)

I’ve shown you my contribution already (tho I am adding it again at the bottom of this post, just cos 😀 ) but there is so very much more to see at The Gallery Gift Shop – including a beautiful new build and an awesome free store hunt! The celebrations will continue for 6 weeks with Part II kicking off on August 5th – so check back often to see what’s new! I’ll be covering some of the items over on my fashion blog soon and you can also check out the Seraphim gallery post here.

TGGS 3rd Anniversary

For our hunt items we were given frames to include a self-portrait.. this is mine! For our hunt items we were given frames to include a self-portrait… this is mine – happy hunting!

TGGS 3rd Anni Ad - by Chiana Oh

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