Its a jungle out there, Even in SL  

Sunday, August 31, 2008


OK, time to get back on track. The summer has been one I wont forget. But the fall is upon us kids are back in school (thank goodness for small favors). I am even starting to see Halloween stuff at the local stores already. So with the fall coming means fall fashions and new outfits. I found myself at Jungle Wear and could not believe the selection.
Jungle Wear has everything and the best part is that it is all for men. You don't have to wade through the skirts, dresses, and crop tops to find what your looking for. You TP in and boom everything is there for the buying. It's a one stop shopping store for all your men's fashion needs. I started by finding some shirts both casual and dressy. And of course I had to get a pair of jeans to wear with them. But I have to point out one shirt I received from there as a gift and it is a skeleton sitting at a computer with the words "congratulation you have been logged on to SL."
But, don't let me stop you there. You have the opportunity to buy everything from hats to shoes and everything in between. Plus, you can buy it by the piece or in outfits cause you know us men were lazy and some of us don't have the best fashion sence, so buying the outfit means not stripes with polka dots. And the prices are very good there also. So take a few minutes to check them out and I am sure you will find something you like.





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So Bizarre!  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I was flipping through the second edition of the Modavia Fashion Directory the other night, and I came across a section entilted "Emerging Designers." This was probably my favorite part of the entire publication as I am ALWAYS on the lookout for the newest fashion finds in SL. I mean, my inventory is under ten thousand...I obviously don't have enough clothing yet. Right?

The designer that caught my eye the most was Anyusha Lilienthal and her Ibizarre clothing line. The clothes in the photo were gorgeous and seemed to be exactly my style, so I grabbed my friend Rhodesy and we tp'd over to Ibizarre as fast as SL would allow. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. The building was gorgeous and the clothes were fantastic. When we saw the prices, we were even more excited. Everything was quite reasonably priced and would fit into any clothing budget. I also liked the diversity of the styles in the clothing offered. Something for everyone is definitely a plus and Ibizarre has it. Click the jump to see what I mean.

I snagged this fantastic leather dress at the outlet store, which is off to the left of the main store. Be sure to check that out as everything in there is deeply discounted.


The texture is gorgeous and very detailed, which I love. It's a great dress for a night on the town, or even a date if you're looking for an edgy look. I paired it with the Maitreya Virtue shoes in Patent Leather and they were the perfect choice; sleek and sexy.

In the main store, I snagged several hundred lindens worth of stuff, but I think this Edina Dress is one of my favorites. It's a simply stunning black vintage style dress. I love the brocade texture that accentuates the waist. That same texture is on the fantastic oversized collar of this dress. It is a prim, so you could wear the dress without that accent, if you prefer, but I think the collar is part of what gives this dress such a vintage feel.


I kept this look fairly simple, with just a bracelet and some earrings. For shoes, I chose the Kammykaze shoes from Storm Schmooz. These elegant little slingbacks were the perfect accent to my vintage look. Aren't they gorgeous?
After several hours of shopping and traipsing across the grid, I decided to end my day by relaxing on the beach. Good thing I grabbed a great little beach bag at Ibizarre. It comes with everything you need for a lovely day at the beach.

Once I had the bag, I decided I needed new swimwear as well. Ibizarre has a great set called Breezy. The texture is gorgeous and it comes in a variety of colors, including the blue one you see here.
This little bikini was perfect for playing in the water and lounging on the beach to catch those last rays of summer sunshine. I stayed until the sun was gone and it was time to go home. For my trip home, I donned the more modest shirt and wrap around skirt that came with my bikini. I love the stripes on this skirt. They create a nice contrast with the texture of the top.

I'm so glad I found Ibizarre and I can't wait to see what Anyusha Lilienthal comes up with in the future. If her current line is any indication, she's definitely one to watch.

Model Info Leather Dress:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: Abyss - Secret, Blood
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nail - #0000 Basic Toenails Red
Dress: Ibizarre - Subaia Dress
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
BastChild - Women's Slave Rings, Silver and Ruby
Shoes: Maitreya - Virtue, Patent Black

Model Info Edina Dress:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: ETD -Willow, Crimson
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nail - #0000 Basic Toenails Red
Dress: Ibizarre - Edina Dress
Shoes: Storm Schmooz - Kammykaze
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Bonita - Black Double Wrap Bead Bracelet
Caroline's - Pearl Leaf Silver Earrings

Model Info Bikini:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: booN - NMR32 free hair, Chestnut
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Black
Pedicure: Candy Nail - #0000 Basic Toenails Black
Bikini: Ibizarre - Bikini Set Breezy, Blue Bayoux)
Accessories: Ibizarre - Beach Bag, Red
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Caroline's - Individual, a Right-hand ring
Shoes: Reaction Girl - Thong, Charcoal


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Hair Fair 2008  

Monday, August 25, 2008



Hello everyone, this is Payten with a public service announcement. Just kidding, but I am here to tell you about a worthy cause. One of the greatest way SL is used is to raise money for almost every cause. From the Live Strong Organization to the Rely for Life, it is fantastic how you can gather people from around the world and unite them in one issue. Putting differences aside no matter what corner of the globe he or she may come from, heart ache does not discriminate. So in this we find that all of us no matter who we are share a common bond. That bond is to fight heart ache in all forms big and small across all seven continents.




Right now there is a worthy cause going on right now and it’s HAIR FAIR 2008. It is four sims of the best hair designers in sl all in one place. Four sims to explore and buy hair not only in some cases a discount but also helping Locks Of Love. A lock of Love is an organization that helps children. The statement below is from their website and please read more at Locks of Love on how to donate your hair.
Mission Statement “Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.”
The proceeds from buying hair at the fair will go towards this cause and help them help the children that need it. So go on down there and check them out, it’s for a good cause.







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Slink Into Leather  

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Every wardrobe has it staples. There's the little black dress, the perfect pair of jeans, the basic t-shirt, etc. Then there are those versatile pieces you can build different looks from. Take a pair of capri pants, for example. Depending on what you pair with it, they can be casual or a little bit dressy. These pieces are just as important as those staples, perhaps even more so, because they give you options. I love having options, which is why I was so excited when I stumbled across the perfect pair of leather pants.

Yes, I know what you're thinking...leather pants? Are you crazy? I know...they go in an out of style, sure. But the key is that they ALWAYS come back in. And do you know why? Because nothing makes your derriere look quite as good as the perfect pair of leather pants. Of course, there is the added bonus of being figure flattering and looking great with your best stilletto heels and your clompiest boots. And let's not forget the reason to wear them in the first place, attention. Nothing grabs the eye like well fitting leather pants. You'll always be noticed. Where can you find this fabulous new wardrobe must-have? They're at Slink: The Art of Beauty. Taking this one pair of pants and adding different items from my inventory, I was able to create four distinct looks pretty effortlessly. I could have put together a ton more, I'm sure, and I am sure you can take these and make them your own as well. The options are limitless, really. Let's check out what I came up with, shall we?


Everday Casual
Leather pants are probably not the first thing you think of when someone says the word casual, but they really work quite well. Pair them with your favorite shirt, or a band t-shirt and some causal boots and you're ready for perusing through the newest releases at the record store...
... or grabbing a cup of coffee and a bagel at the coffee house. Of course, since we have the luxury of changing our hair like we change our clothes in SL, I took advantage of that and put on the Aleah hair from ETD to give the outfit a bit of attitude.



Rocker Chic


The last time I went to the club to listen to my friend Maht DJ, I threw on these leather pants and one of the Work Shirts from WRONG. A pair of boots, some jewelry, and yet another ETD hair later, I exemplified Rocker Chic. I can't tell you how many compliments I got on those pants. The leather was even inspected, and it passed with flying colors.



Date Night
Pairing the leather pants with a red silk top, like this one from Decoy, lends a richness of color and texture that will guarantee your date will only have eyes for you. Add a soft yet tousled hair style and some strappy shoes to make this the perfect outfit for date night. It's gorgeous, rich in color and texture, yet not overdone.
And really, leather pants always act like a magnet. The leather is so buttery soft, your date won't be able to not touch them.


Femme Fatale
This is going to be one of my favorite outfits, I think, and is yet another example of taking your lingerie out of the bedroom. I paired the Slink leather pants with a corset from Casa del Shai for an incredibly sexy look. Adding the Secret hair from Abyss gave the outfit a hint of power and danger.

I chose the patent leather Virtue shoes by Maitreya, and I think they compliment these pants perfectly. Plus, come on...wearing a pair of shoes named Virtue with this outfit. It was too good to pass up. In the end, I have an outfit that is powerful and seductive.


There you have it. One pair of fabulous pants, a quick raiding of my inventory, and ta-da: Four fabulously different looks. Strut on over to Slink and snag these wonderful pants in any of the numerous color choices they offer. I guarantee you they'll be one of your most versatile pieces.


Model Info Look 1 - Everyday Casual
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 - Silver 2
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turqouise
Hair: ETD - Aleah, Elika's Brown
Shirt: Mustang Mantha - Duran Duran IDWYL T-Shirt, White
Pants: SLink - Skinny Leather Pants, Black
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui - Traveller Boots, Black Leather
Jewelry: Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud

Model Info Look 2 - Rock Chic
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 - Silver 2
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turqouise
Hair: ETD - Janine, Scarlet
Shirt: WRONG - Work Shirt, Red Strip
Pants: SLINK - Skinny Leather Pants, Black
Boots: Jen's Neko Fashion - Buckle Boots, Black
Jewelry: WRONG - Sanity Jelly Bracelets
WRONG - Beads and Bangles, Red
Gaea Designs - Double Gothic Earrings, Silver
Inks and Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Caroline's - Individual, a right hand ring.

Model Info Look 3 - Date Night
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 - Silver 2
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nails - Basic Toenails, Red
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turqouise
Hair: booN - Free Hair NMR32, Chestnut small
Shirt: Decoy - Dalini, Ruby
Pants: SLink - Skinny Leather Pants, Black
Shoes: Mary Jane Shoes - IM Minxx, Panther/Steel
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring
Caroline's - Moon Necklace
Earthstones - Floating Circle Earrings
Starz - Veranica Bracelets, Black

Model Info Look 4 - Femme Fatale
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 - Silver 2
Tattoo: Inks and Kinks - Captivity
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nails - Basic Toenails, Red
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turqouise
Hair: The Abyss - Secret, Blood
Shirt: Casa del Shai - Adriana Corset, Champagne
Pants: SLINK - Skinny Leather Pants, Black
Shoes: Maitreya - Virtue, Patent Black
ND - Diamond Bangles, Black and Red
Digital Adornments - Divinity, Garnet
Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud


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A Delicate Choice from Insolence  

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Flowers, Sea Breaze, Sunsets are what I think of when I wear this set from Insolence. Camilla Yosuke loves summer and she loves flowers so she decided to paint on the finest silks and put intricate details into this sexy and delicate ensemble. She truly put so much love into this and it shows.
The Flore ensemble which is named after the Roman Godess of flowers, is a light, soft tones set. It comes in 2 panties (one as a full fit and one as a string bikini), 2 bras (one is a triangle and one is a half cup), and a prim add on that makes both styles into a light and sexy teddy. They also come with little bows that attach to show off the belly. The ensemble comes in six colors white, pink, peach, lavendar, green and pink. A few of the colors are very close in their shades but if you look closely you can truly see the delicate features and differences in them. Camilla has also added an extra prim teddy in case of a oops in modifying your first one. Thanks Camilla for that. Cause I am probably one that has messed one up...hehe. I truly love Camilla's designs and have all of them in my inventory. I really recommend Insolence for beautiful, sexy and beautiful ensembles. I look forward to their next creation.





What I am wearing in the pics with the LA Boudoir Chair:
SKIN: Caliente Express-Another Skin-Wuvme
HAIR: Gurl6-Edgy
EYES: Glanz-Clear Brown
LINGERIE:Insolence-Flore Ensemble
WATCH:Muse-classic Tank
RING: (r)-Kraftika No101
RING: (L)-JCNY-Calla Lily-wedding ring
BELLY RING:-Leaf Belly ring
ANKLET-Fanny Wise-Chaine Cheville Galaktika
BRACELET- earrings-Izira graduates promises-Amethyst

I am wearing in the pics without the Boudoir Chair:
Everything the same except
SKIN: TULI-SS tan-Natural1
Hair-ETD-Lynne
pics done by Fernando Bergbahn.


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Comfy, Casual, Can't live without......T-Shirts  

Everyone has those days of not wanting to get all dressed up and all. For those days we all love comfy, cozy, casual t-shirts. There is nothing like a favorite t-shirt and everyone has theirs. Whether it’s a old concert tee to that football team that you root for every weekend. No inventory is complete without one, or fifty. So when I was meandering around Purple Rose I found that they indeed had a t-shirt shop.
I have a feeling that most of you have been to Purple Rose but most of you have been there for the jewelry. They have awesome work in that department. But, what you might not of known is that if you actually go outside and down the street then you will find the Purple Rose T-shirt and hat shop.
The shop has a very upscale atmosphere and nicely layed out. The shirts are very detailed and colorful. I would have to say that you can find a color shirt there that will match any of your needs.
The hats are there to match even the shirts that match the pants that match the shoes. So pick up one or two and you will not be disappointed.







The Yellow T-shirt is Lowtide2
The Orange and Black T-Shirt is Rhapsody
The Black with microphone T-Shirt is Mic up


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Costume Reveal  

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ah, costume parties. They can be such fun but, depending on the theme, finding the right costume can prove difficult. I have found that piecing a costume together can be much more fun and creative then buying a ready to wear one. Now, I'm not saying never buy a ready to wear costume, because sometimes they fit the theme perfectly. I'm just saying...if you've not tried piecing together your own, give it a try next time you get invited to a costume party. You'll see what I mean.

For MDR's Midsummer Night's Dream Party, I decided to go as Queen Titania. I chose that particular costume idea for two reasons: 1) She's a great charachter in the play, and 2) My rl name is derived from Titania and means "Queen of Fairies." So really, it made perfect sense for me to attend the party as Queen Titania. But I also knew that there was a very good chance others would have the same idea as me. So, I decided to create my own unique Titania look. LOTS of shopping later, I came up with what I thought was the perfect costume to portray the Queen of the Summer Court.

My costume started with the dress. I know most fairy costumes aren't much on clothing, but I thought Queen Titania should have a lovely dress. I wandered into Fancy Fairy Wings and Fashions and fell in love with the Champagne and Roses dress. Designer Violaine Villota has made a stunning confection of a dress. I love the red bodice and the way the material lays. The texture is stunning. It's delictate and beautiful. It comes with several skirt options, but I chose the longest for my costume.
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In the same store, I found the most gorgeous pair of fairy wings I've ever laid eyes on: The Scripted Kira Wings in Blood Velvet. The wings open and close as you walk and have the most gorgeous texture on them. They're absolutely stunning and I love the richness of the colors. The red in the wings went perfectly with the Champagne and Roses dress.

The next item on my list was a new skin. My friend Rhodesy Durant found the perfect one for me at *~{Frick}. The Peaches - Shamrocked v.1 skin was the perfect summery compliment to my outfit. Oh, and the hair I chose was the Sharon hair from Sirena in blonde with red tips. I wanted something elegant yet fun, and the Sharon hair was perfect for that.

The crowning touch (pun intended) to the outfit was the Princess Carlita set from Alienbear Designs. This set comes with a crown, earrlings, necklace, scepter, and bracelets. The detail on Alienbear jewelry is to die for, really. I can't say enough good things about the work of Alienbear Gupte. Simply stunning.

The finishing touches was YIP's magrttes fantasy eyes that look like a summer sky, a cute little fairy wand (which I have absolutely no recollection of how it came to be in my inventory), fairy dust on my feet which was a gift from Rhodesy, and the Avilion Mist Fantasy Collection in Moonlight. This stunning jeweled set comes in all sorts of shapes and is color changing as well. A very fun accent.

In the end, there were other Titania's at the party but my costume was still unique and original. That's the best advantage for piecing a costume together. No one will look quite like you.

Model Info:
Skin: *~{Frick} - Peaches -Shamrocked, v.1
Hair: Sirena - Sharon, Blonde with Red Tips
Eyes: YIP's - Margrttes Fantasy Eyes
Wings: Fancy Fairy Wings and Fashions - Scripted Kira Wings, BloodVelvet
Gown: Fancy Fairy Wings and Fashions - Champagne and Roses Gown
Jewelry: Alienbear Designs - Princess Carita Full Set, Red
Avilion Mist - Fantasy Collection, Moonlight.
Fairy Dust on Feet and Purple Fairy Wand.


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A Midsummer Night's Dream...  

Friday, August 8, 2008

"If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear." - A Midsummer Night's Dream, V, i




Join the MDR staff tonight, Friday August 8th, at 7 p.m. sltas we celebrate Midsummer and pay homage to one of Shakespeare's best plays. Music, merriment,prizes, and fun decor are all in the works. We'll also be giving away lindens for the Best Midsummer Costume so come dressed in your fairy best.

MDR Staff will be dressed up as well but, alas, our costumes are a secret until the big event. Shopping for costumes is such fun. And piecing a costume together from different things can be more exciting and challenging then buying a ready made outfit. I'll be doing a post tomorrow on my costume and all the fabulous places I explored to find just the right pieces. Of course, if you come to the party you'll get to see it sooner.

Hope to see you all in the MDR Portfolio Room tonight at 7 p.m.


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Right to be WRONG!  

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


WRONG is definitely on my top ten list of favorite stores in SL. So when I heard they were having a freebie hunt to celebrate their new store, I couldn't wait to participate. The prizes were hidden in cute little chocolate bars as the store is now located in a renovated chocolate factory.

I like the new store. It's sleek and spacious...the perfect place to sell the kind of clothing WRONG specializes in. My friend Rhodesy and I spent a little time there grabbing all the bars of chocolate we could find. But not only did WRONG owners spoil us with chocolatey freeness, they also set out a few special items for a "Less Than 50L" sale. More photos and info after the jump.


I grabbed this Clip skirt for 25L and the Splatter top for 10L. A fantastic outfit for less than 50L, what could be better?

Rhodesy and I both grabbed this great pinstripe top she's wearing. I love the details on WRONG clothing. The rings on the front and the straps on the back make this top extraordinary. She paired it with two of the freebies we found on the hunt, the purple A-Line skirt and the cross necklace. Another outfit for less than 50L.



But wait...there's always more.

My third grab from the sale table was this fantastic black velvet coat. At 30L, this is more than a steal. I paired it with my stripped jeans from Decoy and my favorite WRONG boots for a fun and sexy look. I love the versatility of this piece...you can dress it up or dress it down and always look fabulous.




One of the freebies on the hunt was the Blue Patch Dress. I bought the red version a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd model that one instead. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. It's super cute yet retains that edgy fabulousness WRONG is famous for. It has corset lacing on the back and I love the black shoulder straps, though I can't decide if they look like ribbon or leather. Either way, it's a fun addition to this dress.









I could post for days on just the clothing I have from WRONG: edgy, casual, gothy, industrial, you name it...you can find it here. Be sure to check out their new store if you haven't already.

Model Info for Rhodesy Durant:
Skin: Naughty Designs Alina Fair Eye Shadow Smokey, Red Lips
Eyes: Sin Skins Intense Violet/Obsidian Eyes
Hair: ETD Janine in Blackberry
Nails: Sin Skins Glitter Manicure Plum
Top: WRONG Pinstripe Top
Bottoms: WRONG - A-line Skirt (purple)
Necklace: WRONG Beaded Cross Necklace (black)
Earrings: Large Silver Hoop Earins by Caroline's Jewelry
Bracelet: Black Double Wrape Bead Bracelet - Lowe Shine by Bonita's Jewelry & Funique
Shoes: WRONG - Buckle Boots (purple)

Model Info for Arcadia - Outfit #1
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin - 20 (Glitter)
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turquoise
Hair: ETD - Jackie, Elika's Red
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Jewelry: Ruby Eye Belly Stud (Freebie)
Slither - Earrings, Ruby Red on Black (freebie)
Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
WRONG - Sanity Jelly Bracelets
WRONG - Beads & Bangles, Red
Top: WRONG - Splat Top
Skirt: WRONG - Clip Skirt
Stockings: Falln - Noel Dress Stockings, Black
Shoes:WRONG - Basic Boots, Black

Model Info for Arcadia - Outfit #2
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin - 20 (Glitter)
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turquoise
Hair: ETD - Jackie, Elika's Red
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Jewelry: Ruby Eye Belly Stud (Freebie)
Slither - Earrings, Ruby Red on Black (freebie)
Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Coat: WRONG - Black Velvet Coat
Jeans: Decoy - Stripped Jeans, Dark Denim
Shoes: WRONG - Basic Boots, Black

Model Info for Arcadia - Outfit #3
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin - 20 (Glitter)
Eyes: Eye AC - Dark Turquoise
Hair: ETD - Merijayne II, Chocolate
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Jewelry: WRONG - Sanity Jelly Bracelets
WRONG - Beads & Bangles, Red
Jen's - Vampire Bait Choker
Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
Dress: WRONG - Plaid Patch Dress, Red
Stockings: Gothicatz - Panthera, Stockings
Shoes: WRONG - Basic Boots, Black


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