The Miller’s Daughter

The Miller’s Daughter

She spun gold from straw….

The Miller's Daugher

Enchantment opens on the first and as always, it is chock full of Grimm Brothers charm. The theme this round is “Rumplestilskin,” the story of a miller’s daughter who is commanded to spin gold from straw, who makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin and finds later she’s made a deal she can’t live with. The daughter in the story is, of course, comely, so this dress from Kiddo Oh makes all the sense in the world for this fairy tale. It’s beautifully rendered from mesh with a lovely floral pattern and a pretty lace decolletage. She has made matching chokers for the dress.

The fun part of Enchantment is, of course, the punchcards. You go to each store in the event and get your card punched and then take it to the special prize area to redeem for one of the many prizes. To get a card, you have to purchase simply one of the featured items. Cards are transferable if you want to give a gift to a friend.

The Miller's Daugher

The Body Modification Expo closes today but you can still sneak in and get this lovely skin from Sawsan Secretspy. With a sexy eyeliner and pretty lips, it’s a great deal. My hair is one of Truth’s newest with a bow with inexplicable spikes in it. (The hair with its bow was so darling I overlooked them.) My gorgeous eyes are Constance Daehlie’s, also featured for Enchantment.

The Miller's Daugher

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Demelza by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Alena Darktan 03 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Body Modification Expo *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – green by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available for Enchantment *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. The Miller’s Daughter Choker – Pink by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available for Enchantment *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Happy Halloween!

I had the lucky fortune of being asked to do photos for the SL splash page and Marketplace for Linden Lab. They chose two photos, and I think it’s only fair to give credit where credit is due on the great content I used to put them together.

Happy Halloween!

Left witch:

*~*Damselfly*~*Jojo Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Body Modification Expo *

.::WoW Skins::. Aisha Tan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

…:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Candy Corn Witch Dress by Cameron Velinov for …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::…, available on Marketplace

 

Right witch:

*~*Damselfly*~*Tabby Rigged-Mesh Mixed by Shylah Honey for Damselfly *

[theSkinnery] Hazel – Pumpkin (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Seasons Story *

Tameless Witchy Woman Outfit by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available on Marketplace

 

{what next} Bubbling Brew Cauldron by Winter Thorn for {what next}, available on Marketplace

 

Background taken at Garden of Dreams

 

Happy Halloween!

Left sister:

*~*Damselfly*~*Brielle Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

.::WoW Skins::. Aisha Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Aspen by Ikon Innovia for IKON

.::DD::. Nevermore! by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dolls, available on Marketplace

 

Right sister:

AD – k’leesish – light browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Mystic Realms Faire *

:: PM :: Creatura Headpiece – Halloween Special by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon, available on Marketplace

-Belleza- Mae Med 2 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

.ID. Portrait Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

NS::  Witch Costume (mesh) by Nani Soulstar for  NS:: Cutie Store, available on Marketplace

.:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Choker ::TANGO :: V.1 by Lolly Carlberg for .:* LOULOU&CO *:.

 

Poses: Familiar Pose by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Me Amazing *

 

Background taken at Bentham Forest

The Aptitude to Fly

The Aptitude to Fly

“A power of Butterfly must be -
The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky -”
― Emily Dickinson

The Aptitude to Fly

The EB Awareness Event started yesterday and was quite a success with a full sim and lots of people shopping. Epidermolysis Bullosa is a rare disease that affects 1 in 50,000 children born throughout the world as a result of a genetic disorder. It varies in severity among its sufferers. It is characterized by a defect between the anchoring of the skin between the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the dermis (second layer). People who suffer from EB suffer from skin fragility, blistering and constant pain. “Butterfly Children” is what kids with the disorder are called due to the fragility of their skin so a lot of the décor sold at the fair has butterflies on it.

Kaerri Rae has made an entire set of furniture with monarch butterflies as the motif especially for this event with a large chunk of her income going to DEBRA of America. She offers two sets: one in white with dark gray accents and one in dark gray with white accents. Depending on your décor, you can choose a set and use the pieces with your own existing furniture. I set up two little nooks to show the set, and I included a few other pieces that will be sold at the EB Awareness event, including a darling lamp from Plato Novo.

 

 

The Aptitude to Fly

My sweater is also being sold at the event, a generous offer from Parallax Resident. The sweater comes with a texture-change HUD for some great sweater options. I have seen this in the men’s version too and it’s terrific. Portions of the sale of this sweater go to DEBRA of America. My jeans are a pair of great bell bottoms that Datrip Blackbart has at the Vintage  & Cool fair in several colors. My shoes, which I adjusted to my Slink feet, are from Renee Harvy and can be worn without the feet. My handbag is one of the gacha items at Miffhoi Rosca’s kiosk at Season’s Story.

Mochi Milena did an amazing job on the extensive skins she created for this month’s androgynous theme at Genre. I already knew that she put considerable effort into creating options for fembois and women who want cleavage and makeups. I really appreciate that Mochi offers these options to people who want to explore their identity. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s latest for the Dressing Room Fusion and so perfect for the season with a texture change hat as well as the mesh hair. Love this look!

The Aptitude to Fly

Hair: MINA Hair – Carlijn BB (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: [PF] Ashley <Peach> – Lid 01 (ltbrown – thick) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel, available at Genre *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – earth – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Sweater: [Phunk] Womens Fishermans Sweater by Parallaxx Resident for Phunk, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Jeans: Legal Insanity – Meadow bell bottom almost black jeans by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

Handbag: =Zenith=Saladbag (Colour Knitting) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at the Season’s Story

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Red Sequin Slipper by Renee Harvy for Duh! *

Furniture: Butterfly Set White Complete by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri, available at the EB Awareness Event *

  • Butterfly Chair White
    Butterfly Chandelier White
    Butterfly Curtain
    Butterfly Lamp
    Butterfly Lamp Large White
    Butterfly Lamp White Small
    Butterfly Picture White
    Butterfly Rug White
    Butterfly Side Table
    Butterfly Sideboard White
    Butterfly Topiary Medium White
    Butterfly Topiary Small White
    Butterfly Trio Pictures White
    Butterfly Wingback White
    Round Butterfly Table White
    Spring Flower Arrangement Grey

%Percent – Debra Flower Lamp (russetkhaki/Med) *MESH* by Plato Novo for %Percent, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Interior: Culprit Dragonfly Cottage (Mesh) by Eku Zhong for Culprit

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Yeah, you’ve got that something
I think you’ll understand
When I’ll say that something
I wanna hold your hand

~ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

A darling Beatles tune is what I found for this darling look from the latest events. First a top from crisshoney Violet, a simple draped top with cherry blossom stems for the Boho Culture Fair. Then pants for men or women from Nix Marabana that she is offering in several colors at Genre. My great wedged sandals are Eudora3D’s featured item at the Vintage & Cool Fair (with texture change HUD for almost every detail you can think of). And my necklace is a lovely feature from Hannah Daviau, 75% of which goes to proceeds for the EB Awareness Event.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Ikira Frimon is offering this great sexy long ‘do with bangs and an extensive texture change HUD at Body Modification Expo. And Ms. Shyla Diggs has created an exquisite set of new skins being offered at her store. Most of the big events (except the EB Awareness Event, which is just opening today) are closing this weekend so get there now to find these lovely pieces.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Michi hair-fatpack Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 2 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

Eyes: .ID. Intense Eyes – Hazel by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Top: *-GC-*Shabby Flower Tshirt Mesh White by crisshoney Violet for Gypsy Chic, available at the Boho Culture Fair

Jeans: Anachron – Androjeany Female – White by Nix Marabana for Anachron, available at Genre *

Necklace: DMZ – Drop-By-Drop Necklace – Ebony//Brandy by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Autumn Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Vintage High Wedges by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Short Skirt Long Jacket

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what’s best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who’s fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s playing with her jewelry
She’s putting up her hair
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket

~ “Short Skirt Long Jacket” by Cake

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Finally! I can use this song. A while ago a friend of mine said this song reminded him of me and since, I have been wanting to use it and now, GraceHaddington has given me reason. This sexy dress came through with a great fit between the top and the skirt with a great mesh jacket with the sleeves rolled up. Now, Grace does use template mesh as many do but she adds a lot with her great patterns and her texture-change HUD.

I have worn these shoes from Kenadeecole that she has at the Body Modification Expo for another blog entry but need to show them again because are so sexy and so well made (“shoes that cut”). The great part is she gives two fitted shoes—one for Slink feet but also one for Belleza bodies. It’s really not a big deal (I think) for her to do a refit and offer the Belleza foot shoe and they look so fantastic. They come with a great texture-change HUD for color and metal options as well.

Short Skirt Long Jacket

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ newer ones that she has released in full at the main store. There is something so sublime about her work, so subtle and lovely. She never has harsh colors or bold contrast. And of course, her skins all match the Belleza body, which makes it easier. A short sexy ‘do from Chiaki Xue, meant for women or men, makes this look sexy and exciting and shows off that pretty face.

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*53(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 0 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Frech Kissing In The USA by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Earrings: *MM* Drop Hoop Earring by Pearlie Pedro for Miam Miam Jewelry

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Belleza)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Poses by Maliah Naidoo for KaTink *

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely walked in yesterday in this ensemble, looking all cool and hip without being aggravatingly hipster. (Well, maybe a little aggravating.) What Barely has going for him is a cool ease, a fine sense of himself, and some freakin’ awesome socks!

What Barely's Wearing Today

He’s kind of a mix between Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis and Louis CK.

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Dura – chiaki Xue – *Dura-Boy*52 in Dark Brown

Skin – Nivaro – ReishiProphet – Rupert Skin in Light Tone

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Hope Eyes in Moor

Jacket/Tee – Lapointe & Bastchild – Paul Lapointe – Mens “BLAZER” Jacket

Pants – Wonton – explicitfame – Nikolai Biker Trousers in Khaki

Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace in Copper

Glasses – Sorgo – Arscene Dubrovna – FLINT in Gold

Socks – Pig – Apatia Hammerer – Argyle Sock M. Suspender in Bertram S.

Shoes – Deadwool – Masa Plympton – Dippold Shoes in Black

Photos by Harper

Barely wants you to watch this:

http://www.funnyordie.com/embed/83609486f9

Hear Blessings

Hear Blessings

“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”
― Rumi

Hear Blessings

In a few days, the EB Awareness Event starts. It’s a chance to tell people about Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare disease that affects 1 in 50,000 children born throughout the world as a result of a genetic disorder. It varies in severity among its sufferers. It is characterized by a defect between the anchoring of the skin between the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the dermis (second layer). People who suffer from EB suffer from skin fragility, blistering and constant pain. A group of designers and bloggers in SL are putting on the EB Awareness Event with proceeds going to DEBRA of America, a national research charity group dedicated to curing EB. Thanks to Cerise Emor for putting this event on. Cerise volunteers to help children with this condition in RL. Designers are all donating part of their sales proceeds.

Hannah Daviau is one such designer, a married mother of one in Denmark who makes fashions in SL from mesh templates, adding her own special touches. Hannah is donating 75% of all her sales to DEBRA of America to bring awareness about this condition. Her generous offer is much appreciated, and I am thrilled to show her gorgeous dress, shoes and necklace as a darling ensemble. Hannah is willing to share her blessings as an artist with this worthy cause and to support Cerise as well in her wonderful work. Please honor her by buying and wearing her great work.

I wrote about EB last year and am quoting it here if you want to hear a personal story about why I am glad to support this event:

I agreed to blog for the EB Awareness event because I knew a boy in my high school when I was growing up who had this devastating disease. Rolled from classroom to classroom in a wheelchair by a special education teacher, Adam was one of the best students in my Advanced Geometry class. His skin was friable and ruddy. His face looked raw and painfully exposed with scabs and irritations all over his face and head.  His hands and feet were stumps. He resembled an old man more than a child.

No one picked on Adam—that would have been too overt. He was simply invisible. He could not participate in regular school activities; he was rolled around between classes to avoid getting hurt by the boisterous physicality of high school kids. He was welcomed by us geeks in Advanced Geometry; we understood being invisible. When he participated in class—raised his hand or laughed with us—we were heartened. (He was really cute when he laughed.) That year in that class was solely remarkable to me for his presence.

I am sure Adam has died. His skin was very fragile; he was truly debilitated physically, though clearly not intellectually or emotionally. He was a normal boy in a body that failed to contain him due to a genetic anomaly that was no one’s fault. I am glad he got the opportunity to join us in that class and in high school. We were the better for having him in our company.

Hear Blessings

Sawsan Secretspy is offering this gorgeous skin at the Boho Culture Fair. I have to say, without fail when someone sees me in SL with one of her skins, they are blown away by how beautiful I look. There is something sexy and sensuous about her skins. Perhaps it’s the subtlety of the makeup colors or the beautiful eyes or the sexy blush. MissAllSunday Lemon’s lovely hair for the Sun Market, a little mini-event at Fallen Gods, is a gorgeous casual look with a wonderful braid as a hairband. Get it!

Hear Blessings

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ariel Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAll Sunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at the Sun Market *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Nessie Darktan 01by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Boho Culture Fair *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Gloom~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at the Cosmetic Fair Halloween Edition

Dress: DMZ – Linda Dress – Cocoa by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event (opening October 25) *

Necklace: DMZ – Tears Of Joy – Coal/Brandy by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event (opening October 25) *

Ring: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Gold Ring 1by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Handbag: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Brown Leather Clutch 1by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: DMZ – Hera  – Cocoa by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event (opening October 25) *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin