ConverSLations with Sileny Noel
In an effort for all of us to get to know each other better, I’ve decided to conduct some friendly (and not at all prying) questionnaires. I hope it’ll help connect us to others, and bring our little community closer. Today, we have Sileny Noel.
What’s your SL name and what do people call you? Sileny Noel
How old is your avatar? Is it your first? Joined in 2007, yes it’s my first.
How old are you and where do you live? 30, USA
What’s your home life like? I have a husband and small child and we live with my aunt, my cousin, and my cousin’s small child. My husband works and overnight job and I work a day time job. It’s very busy!!
Why did you join SL? I just really like playing dress-up. I joined just thinking I would get to have a sort of grown-up Barbie doll to play with while maybe chatting with some new people. I met some people I really liked and ended up sticking around.
What do you do in SL? I blog for several blogs, I co-own a store with my partner, Airedine Poe, called Adore&Abhor. I am mostly a hermit, standing on my sky platform, being too awkward to message anyone.
When and how did you start? In regards to blogging, I initially started an opinion blog in 2008 that was sort of soft rants but no one ever read it. I deleted all of those posts after I realized they were kind of dumb. A girl that I no longer speak to asked me to join her freebie blog because I was so good at finding new stuff. I joined her on that blog but then had a falling out and started my own blog that was not freebies. Then I was asked to join a group blog called Free*Style and I met lots of wonderful people and they have been stuck with me since.
As a creator I started as a shape maker in 2009 for a store called Shape it Up!, which I co-owned with Alexx Usbourne. When I opened a skin store called Mango, Mango! my time was being stretched too thin and Alexx took over the shape store as the exclusive owner. She’s still open and doing well, by the way! I owned Mango, Mango! for quite a while before my partner, Airedine, asked me if I would like to merge with her. It’s been a couple years now almost and we’re doing well.
When not working in SL, what are you doing? Taking photos, standing alone trying to organize my inventory (and failing miserably), awkwardly trying to chat with people, surfing the marketplace, buying stuff. Basic stuff, haha.
Who is the most fun/interesting person you’ve worked with? Airedine Poe. I would never be able to work with anyone else for this long and this well. She makes me laugh, she’s so talented, she basically just gets cooler every day. I can’t wait to meet her in RL so I can hug her and secretly absorb some of her coolness.
Who do you want to work with? Oh my goodness, there are so many. I mostly just want to be like an idea girl. Just walk around being like Make This Now Please! haha. Like I would love to make Alice Demonia do all I say for hair. I would also love to make makeups to match Tuli and Pink Fuel skins.
What do you wish you could do in SL? Make mesh!!! I keep trying but I have so little free time I am getting nowhere.
What is your favourite creation? The skin I am making that I haven’t released yet. Probably never will, knowing me.
What is your favourite post/picture? The one on my SL profile. It just reflects my view on life: a bit scary, a bit silly, mostly dark. If there were cupcakes in the photo and a guitar it would be my mind in a photo.
What is your one SL vice or guilty pleasure? Buying stuff and never using it. I think at this point most of my inventory is unopened boxes.
What is the oldest thing (you can find) in your inventory? I boxed most old stuff up but probably my latex outfit from the sexy part of Draconic Kiss in 2007. I am kinky, not gonna lie.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Singing cupcake wench.
Does SL influence your RL style? Vise versa? Yes! Both ways, actually. My RL style has always been a bit eclectic so that goes into my SL style. SL has also made me a bit more confident in my RL looks.
What’s your favourite pasttime? In RL it would be watching terrible TV or listening to music and dancing around the room. In SL it would be babbling to Airedine while I try to clean my inventory.
Anything else you want to share? SL can be anything you want it to be so make it amazing!
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