Did We Live Too Fast?

Did We Live Too Fast?

Did we live too fast in this fantasy?
Sandcastles were the walls we made
Did we live too fast in this fantasy?
It tangles and it drifts away

~ “Did We Live Too Fast” by Got a Girl

Did We Live Too Fast

How come I connote cutting edge, crazy fashion with Wicca Merlin? Maybe it’s her outre modeling and photography, her grasp of the possibilities of fashion rather than the realities, her desire to poke at the dark side and come out with something beautiful. I knew Wicca did poses but I just recently found out she also makes fashion, so I had to show you something she has created.

Her Abigail dress is testament to her very unique style. She cleverly covers a dress with a sculptural silhouette with a muted black on black modern brocade, allow the shape to be the boldest part of the look. Then she pairs it with a clever veiled hat with a big red flower and tendrils, like a modern flower arrangement on the head. Finally, zipped high heels (I always imagine a zipper or safety pin somewhere on Wicca) with spikes (of course) complete the look. I accented with red cuffs from Ivy Burner from the gacha at her store. (IM me to trade other colors!)

Did We Live Too Fast

I did a combo on my face with skin and lipstick from JunoMonteiro and then eyebrows from Eleri Catlyn. I was going for blue brows to make a crazier look but I didn’t want to detract from the hat so I ended up with the dark brows, which I rather like with this skin. The bold lips Juno includes with her skins are luscious and give high fashion and energy to the look. I went with the blue option on Queue Marlowe’s color HUD to change up this look a bit and lend some more of that high fashion energy to Wicca’s outfit.

Did We Live Too Fast

Hair: AD – val – splash by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Hat: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Abigail Hat by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Leona Skin Cocoa Black Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Deep Red Lips by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:. *

Eyebrows: [Buzz] Sophia Eyebrow – Black by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Bohemian eye collection – 18 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery],available at the Chapter Four *

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Abigail Dress by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Cuffs: ~Sassy!~ Polished Cuff Bracelet L (trans) – red by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Slink Obsession *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Ripley Heels – District 5 by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*



Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ~ Walt Whitman


This morning I woke to perfect sunshine, lovely warm air that wasn’t too humid, a dozen peaches, and the anticipation of my little cousin (she’s 12) coming to visit. I made a peach cobbler (gah, the putzing with the peaches!) and frozen yogurt (awesome) and we had burgers for lunch. Then I took my cousin and son to the pool in this brilliant weather and cleaned the kitchen. It was just a lovely day, full of sunshine and the contentedness of small joys.

So I didn’t feel a need to dress up in any manner more than something pretty. I started with this loose dress from AvaGardner Kungler, who is a pro at textures, colors and proportions. Ava always brings elegance to her fashions, even the most casual, and this outfit feels rich even if it’s not “dressy.” I paired it with lace leggings from Tatyana Ultsch, who is also a pro at textures. These leggings will work with asses and mesh bodies but also come as pure system pieces with add-ons, which I prefer. My shoes are darling wedges that Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering in a gacha at the Aloha Fair.


Sawsan Secretspy, who is one of the most prolific skin makers in SL, I swear, is offering this gorgeous skin for the Aloha Fair. In several bright, sunshiny make-ups, it’s sure to add warmth to your look. My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s newest, loose curls casually pinned up in back with her ever gorgeous textures. And my pretty, delicate hanging earrings are Maxi Gossamer’s new offer for Uber.


A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin

Hair: AD – val – dark blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Iwana Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Aloha Fair *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: (Kunglers) Mirian dress – Rose by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Style2 – trans (1) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Ashira Hoops 3 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

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

Nail appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Metallic Nails Applier Huds (hands & feet) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – El Paso (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Aloha Fair *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Ensnared by Hair

Ensnared by Hair

I got Queue Marlowe’s hair for Hair Fair the moment she finished, slapped it on my head and went “wow”! Once again, Queue made a splash at Hair Fair with three new unique styles combining mesh and flexi and curls and braids. As always, they come with Queue’s great textures on her texture-change HUD.

Ensnared by Hair

Queue gives us a taste of what she’s good at. First the curls, which are bouncy and twisty and voluminous. Combining mesh and flexi, she gives the ultimate in curly hair. Then she made a stylish short cut with curls tumbling around the face. Finally a fantasy braid, gathered across the face and wrapped around to drape over the shoulder.

Every single purchase kicks a bit to Wigs for Kids, so you’re not only getting ensnared by this hair but also giving to kids who need hair implants after medical conditions have made them lose their own. It’s a win-win proposition!

Ensnared by Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: !Imabee: Florentien – Darling by Brandon Papp for Imabee

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at The Big Show

Dress: Egoisme S-line by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme *

Come and Gone

Come and Gone

Just as we lose hope
she ambles in,
a late guest
dragging her hem
of wildflowers,
her torn
veil of mist,
of light rain,
her dandelion
in our ears;
and we forgive her,
turning from
chilly winter
we throw off
our faithful
and open
our arms.

~ “Spring” by Linda Pastan

Come and Gone

I might get warm here finally. We are suffering the last few days of spring with rain and 55 but the flowers are planted and seem to be thriving. The Meyer lemon plant Eshi gave me for my birthday is blooming. (OMG, BEST smelling blossoms EVER.) My bike is out and about. Spring has finally come!

In celebration, I am wearing a look that is not promoting anything really except I like it. Hadarah Steamer has a great little store with mesh and jewelry, mostly RP-related items, but her textures and pieces are excellent and everything is very inexpensive. I loved this green dress, especially with the gorgeous belt and arm cuffs that come with it. This is chic, no matter where you go! Anemysk Karu is offering these gorgeous heels at Fashion for Life. (See? I slipping something in!)

Come and Gone

Queue Marlowe brought out this great up-do a couple weeks ago and I love how she piles it on. Queue, who has never been one who fears abundance, gives us curls on curls, with her distinctive curl textures with great high and low lights. Matched with one of Umazuma Metaluna’s distinctively gorgeous skins and new mesh eyes from Jale Jules (which seem to show lighter in my windlight), it’s a look to pass from Spring to Summer.

Come and Gone

Hair: AD – chance – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Valerie – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Eyes: small Hazel by Jale Jules for XOLO *

Outfit: Actea Green Outfit by hadarah Steamer for Sweet Lies Designs

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 213 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Attic *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ANE Strappy Heels Gold by Anemysk Karun for .ANE, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Amble *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go!

Everything must go on every floor
Markdowns you’ve never seen before
Everything that isn’t bolted down is up on the block and open for offer
We need to travel light on this journey
And we won’t need all these things where we’re going

~ “Everything Must Go” by BNLX

Everything Must Go!

Fashion for Life is on and EVERYTHING MUST GO! Get down there NOW for great fashions and skins and jewelry and shoes and hair! Not sure the hard sell is going to work but let me try a little soft sell with this gorgeous outfit from Dainie Fraina. I have been a too-secret fan of Dainie’s—I really love her clothing, which is tinged with African and in this case, Indian influences. Her HUD is easy to use for texture change on this outfit and allows separate changes to the top, skirt and hair flower. I love the beat of the djemba every time a change is made. A portion of every sale is donated to Relay for Life.

Freya Olivieri is one of the sim sponsors and she has always been a strong supporter of Fashion for Life. She is offering several pieces with 50% donation to the American Cancer Society on top of her generous donation to be a sim sponsor. The gorgeous earrings I wear are just the tip of the iceberg as far as the beautiful pieces Freya is offering, and her pieces are top notch, from the design of the mesh to the textures to interface and scripts.

Everything Must Go!

I wimped out and put on one of my favorite newer skins, Ria, from Shyla Diggs. I just dig Shyla’s makeups and the way it fits my shape. Belleza skins never seem to go out of style. My hair is Queue Marlowe’s very newest, a flexi ponytail on a mesh head piece. And of course, it comes with Queue’s handy texture change HUD and great textures!

Everything Must Go!

And who knows what bounties wait where we’re going….

Hair: AD – ever – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 3 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: Artizana – Lakshmi Mesh Sari by Dainie Fraina for Artizana Ethnic Couture, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Excursion *

Earrings: *MC* Gypsy Beads L #Salmon by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, sponsor of FFL Voyage at Fashion for Life *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 217 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ANE Strappy Heels Red by Anemysk Karu for ANE, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Amble *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

The One Who Loves You the Most

The One Who Loves You the Most

When the sky is falling from above you
And the wind is raging from the coast
And you want someone who truly loves you
I will be the one who loves you the most

~ “The One Who Loves You the Most” by Brent Dennen

The One Who Loves You the Most

I love love—not just romantic (eros) but also agape, philia and storge. The song that names this blog is sweet and charming and has a wonderful ending. YOU become the one who loves you the most, a message I wholeheartedly endorse. (I linked a video of newlyweds dancing and it’s so charming if you are into that sort of thing.)

The soft voice of Brent Dennen serves this outfit from Ariadna Garrigus well. With its bohemian softness, the beautiful embroidery along the neckline and hem, and the light linen (that shows up as a big shiny in a materials viewer), this dress is easy going and sexy all at once, kind of like his singing. I paired it with a limited edition gypsy necklace from Neftisis Rhiadra, which is available in two colors and in limited quantities at Limited Bazaar. And I finally got to wear my cute wedge heels from Terrie Dreadlow that come with a plain color HUD and then add on HUDs with brocade and other patterns. That, I think, was an ingenious way to market the shoes—sell the add-to-Slink shoes with separately-sold add-on HUDs.

The One Who Loves You the Most

Queue Marlowe will be putting this hair down on the floor today if she hasn’t already (or so she told me). With a braid crossing the forehead and curls bound up to the side, it’s a mix of hippy and disco. Of course, Queue includes her gorgeous textures in each texture-change HUD with great ombres. My skin is Aida Ewing’s newest for the Cutie Moon Fair, which everyone is blogging right now. I realize this is hardly anime/Sailor Moon but that is the versatility of Aida’s skins that I can also be a gypsy, crunchy-chewy girl with her lovely visage.

The One Who Loves You the Most

I also want to note my condolences to the friends and family of Dirk Talamasca. He passed away yesterday and his brother posted a message to Facebook on his behalf. SO many people knew Dirk, enjoyed his friendship, his kindness and his humor. He lived a good life.

“I hope he rezzes in a better place where there is low lag and the program never crashes. Goodbye old friend.” ~ Doctor Gascoigne

When you forgive your imperfections
And you’ve auctioned all your clothes
And you look to see your true reflection
You will be the one who loves you the most

Hair: AD – tootsie – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Brandi – America 06 H by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at the Cutie Moon Fair (no slurl available yet) *

Eyes: ::NM:: Iconic Eyes / Hazel by Jade Glazner for Nar Mattaru

Dress: ***ArisAris AA36 Tuscany Alpha Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MiWardrobe – Gypsy – Necklace – Red*1 – MW by Neftisis Rhiadra for MiWardrobe, available at Limited Bazaar

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Ombre Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Has Been – Sugary Wedges by Terrie Dreadlow for Has Been, available at Slink West

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin



“…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.”~ Ellen Meloy


The theme of Genre this month is “Mer-folk,” so clearly a shot over Linden water is in order. I wore Chandra Meehan’s gorgeous mermaid tail as part of my look. With a mesh center piece and gorgeous tails that combine mesh and flexi and translucency, this mermaid tail is spectacular. The tail comes in several colors—not just this lovely electric blue. My trident is also on sale at Genre in three colors to accessorize a mermaid or merman thanks to Tala Laval. Horns on my head from Draconius Timeless make my mermaid a watery creature rather than just a lovely woman. They come with a great scaly headbase and would suit both men and women.


The life of a mermaid is no doubt stressful, and Spooky Mistwallow knows every girl deserves a Calgon moment, so she made this darling tentacled bath for Genre. With effervescent bubbles that emerge from the tub and an animated foam, the tub is a place where a mermaid can relax and bathe or, feel frisky, bring her merman in for some intimate moments as the bath includes both single and couple poses. It even comes with a darling tentacle towel holder.


My glorious skin is Tuli Asturias’ new release for Skin Fair 2014. As usual, she givse us her shapely nose, beautiful lips and brows, and soft blush. Tuli’s face is exquisite, though I am biased—I was always a Tuli girl. Her skin comes in three tones with appliers sold separately. I have dressed the skin up with a makeup from Constance Daehlie that includes little fins to beautify the look and deep murky eyes from Cruella Pennell make my mermaid watery. My necklace, which could be seen as an octopus or alternately as Chthulu, I suppose, holds a brilliant egg. Tiffy Vella is really mastering mesh! All are available at Genre. Finally, I chose a recent hair from Queue Marlowe with her brilliant ombre coloring to top my mermaid off.


“If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Hair: AD – bree – splash by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [:T:] Sunny / skin fair 2014 / tone 2 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, available at Skin Fair 2014, Sim 2

Makeup: .:SF:. “Sirene” Eye Makeup – Azure/Blue by Synjari Myriam for Senzafine,, available at Genre *

Eyes: a: mermaid havila eyes: aqua by Cruelle Pennell for Adoness, available at Genre *

Mermaid outfit: !dM Undine **ELECTRIC BLUE** by Chandra Meehan for deviousMind, available at Genre *

Horns: ~*S.E.*~ Dawn Child of Proteus (Blue) by Draconias Timeless for ~*Souzou Eien*~, available at Genre *

Necklace: Eclectica Octopus Neckpiece-Turquoise by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Earrings: Reef Earring – Blue by Augurer for Luminary, available at Genre *

Trident: [LJ] Oceanic Trident – Arista by Tala Laval for Losthaven, available at Genre *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Flat Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: #adored – mermaid hand manicure by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Genre *

Poses by Nita Bracken for Serenade

Bath: =Mirage= Mermaid Bathtub by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage= Arabian Treasure Company, available at Genre *