Aubergine

Aubergine

“How can people say they don’t eat eggplant when God loves the color and the French love the name? I don’t understand.” ~ Jeff Smith

Aubergine

Eggplants are about to come into season, and I am prepared. The French word  for eggplant is, of course, “aubergine,” a much more luscious and beautiful word for their deep purple color. This dress made me think of that word. The color is not as blue black purple as aubergine; it’s more a bordeaux but this is not a blog entry about wine. It’s about eggplant.

I love this new dress from Harry Hyx because it’s sleek and structured and beautifully tailored to fit. The design lines in the texture add high style and the criss-crossed straps that don’t quite lay flat and have a believable dimensionality. I accessorized with high heels from Eku Zhong, made to fit the SLink feet, that have a gorgeous gold texture, and earrings from AvaGardner Kungler.

Aubergine

I ran over to the Cosmetic Fair Beach Party (which is indoors, so don’t worry about wearing sunscreen), and I found that Stasey Oller has put out this lovely skin for blondes. I have not always picked up on her work because bright pink glossy lipstick is not my thing, but this skin is a great palette for such or for more subtle looks. I chose one of her glossy lips to wear with it, sheer and without teeth. I know people like parted lips but they are very hard to pull off right. My hair is Truth Hawks’ newest for men but also fitted for women. His textures are, as always, luscious and this style really looks great on women who can pull off short hair.

Aubergine

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tom [Female] by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Pink Acid Annette (Bare) – Butterscotch <3 by Stasey Oller for Pink Acid, available at the Cosmetic Fair Beach Party

Makeup: Pink Acid Overly Transparent Lip Gloss – Berry by Stasey Oller for Pink Acid, available at the Cosmetic Fair Beach Party

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes -  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Cosmetic Fair Beach Party

Dress: ISON – leather trim dress  (plum) by Harry Hyx for Ison *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Luna earring – Lavender by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Bangles: Boho Bangles – Laquered Gold and Diamonds by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

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

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

Shoes: KoiKoi Perfetti GOLD by eku Zhong for KoiKoi

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Like a Star

Like A Star

Just like a star across my sky
Just like an angel off the page
You have appeared to my life
Feel like I’ll never be the same
Just like a song in my heart
Just like oil on my hands
Only to love you.

Still I wonder why it is
I don’t argue like this
With anyone but you
We do it all the time
Blowing out my mind

~ “Like A Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae

Like A Star

I feel like I am getting back to business in SL now that SL11B is nearly over. My exhibit will be taken down tomorrow, I will be done with the posts for that site, and I will be going back to focus on my blog and the others I manage. And I can go out dancing!

I heard this song while I was getting ready to shoot this song and it’s perfect for a slow dance, I think. This new dress from June Dion is definitely an elegant choice for taking out and about. With several mesh options included, this dress is versatile in the several ways you can swap out looks. And it’s got a great shape with a great back end and materials baked in. It comes complete with the jewelry I show (because all Bare Rose outfits are “complete”) and shoes, however I paired shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo with the look because I love their sexy elegance.

Like A Star

My skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s newest in her revamped line. I have to say I just love the intensity of the eyes, the fullness of the brows and the sexy glossy lips. The face is not merely pretty. It has character and a beauty that is unique, especially with stormy eyes from Isabelle Requiem. Add one of the new hairs from Truth Hawks, a romantic look with hair pulled back and curls tumbling down the back, and it’s a beautiful look.

Like A Star

You’ve got this look I can’t describe
You make me feel like I’m alive
When everything else is a fade
Without a doubt you’re on my side

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

Skin: Essences – Tila {medium01} brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

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

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Holtla by June Dion for Bare Rose *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Detroit by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

One Thousand and One

One Thousand and One

On Sun and Moon of palace cast thy sight,
Enjoy her flowerlike face, her fragrant light.
Thine eyes shall never see in hair so black
Beauty encase a brow so purely white.
The ruddy rosy cheek proclaims her claim,
Though fail her name whose beauties we indite.
As sways her gait, I smile at hips so big
And weep to see the waist they bear so slight.

~ “The Arabian Nights” by Sir Richard Burton (1850)

One Thousand and One

Genre is open this month with “Arabia” as its theme. I searched the four corners of the event to find you the best in exotic treasures to create the look for today in the spirit of role play. I piled on the treasures to share here, including this darling outfit from Nahtasha Uriza, who has paired a gathered halter with loose, flowing pants with a cut up the leg. The pattern is subtle, which is good because it allows lots of embellishment, which I took advantage of.

On my feet are Tiffy Vella’s exquisite slippers, bejeweled and beautiful. These alone are worth the trip to Genre if just to wear them and admire them. Then I decorated my skin with Chandra Masala’s lovely henna tattoo, which works on my Slink hands, nails painted by Ravenna Rossini’s great metallic nails.

One Thousand and One

Jewelry is essential for this look, and I really took advantage of attachment points. My bindi from Draconias Timeless includes an elaborate color change hud and additional jewels that lie over the brows. My nose ring from Amilia Zabaleta includes a tiny gem and my choker from Jalynne Ohmai has great textures for a more antiqued treasure look.

Truth Hawks’ newest long curly hair is ideal for this look. I can almost smell the cinnabar fragrance in his beautiful locks. Lumiya Rae (also know as Amesha Jewell) is offering this luscious seductive skin with all her characteristic artistry at Genre and I chose Constance Daehlie’s bold makeup to intensify my look. Poses from Nancoix Urquan from Genre give my dancer beautiful form and I posed under the gorgeous gazebo Kerryth Tarantal has made for Genre.

One Thousand and One

“Orientalism can be discussed and analyzed as the corporate institution for dealing with the Orient—dealing with it by making statements about it, authorizing views of it, describing it, by teaching it, settling it, ruling over it: in short, Orientalism as a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient.” ~ Edward Said

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

Skin: L ~ Odette 4 – Honey/Arabian Nights {Mid Cleavage/Freckle} by Lumiya Rae for Lumae, available at Genre *

Makeup: #adored – sura shadows – winter by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Genre *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Outfit: Painfully Divine Shazadi -blue- by Nahtasha Uriza for Painfully Divine, available at Genre *

Bindis: ~*S.E.*~ Sweet Sheba (Bindi) by Draconias Timeless for Souzou Eien, available at Genre *

Nose ring: AZE Bedouin Sands Gold Nose Ring by Amilia Zabaleta for AZE Jewelry Designs, available at Genre *

Necklace: [UN] Desert Zephyr Necklace by Jalynne Ohmai for Unrepentant, available at Genre *

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

Nail appliers: Frogstar – Nasira Metallics Fingernails HUD by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Genre *

Hand tattoo: Jalwa – Khaliji 5 Henna by Chandra Masala for Jalwa, available at Genre *

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

Shoes: Eclectica ‘Scheherazade’ Arabian Slipper-yellow by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Poses: {NanTra} Scheherazade by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Genre *

Gazebo: Spyralle Pearl Gazebo by Kerryth Tarantal for Spyralle, available at Genre *

Timestretched

Timestretched

There’s not enough hours in the day
To say all that I want to say
There’s not enough days in the week
And weeks go by quicker than drunks knock back liquor

There’s not enough weeks in the month
To do all that needs to be done
There’s not enough months in the year
And years disappear like the bubbles in my beer

~ “Timestretched” by Divine Comedy

Timestretched

So.. I am a little stressed out. I am doing a number  of things in SL and RL that have me a bit stretched. First, I am the behind the scenes person for the website and other stuff at the SL11B Community Celebration (see http://slcommunityclebration.com). (And for all that I get this badge!) Then, Fashion for Life (http:ffl.iheart.com) is about to open and while Cajsa Lilliehook and Grace Loudon have carried the heavy load, I have tried to be there to clear the tables, chop some vegetables, and dry some dishes.

With membership come privileges, and I am grabbing the privilege to take my blog photos today on the parcel I am going to be working on with Tutsy Navarathna for the SL Community Celebration, in front of the Cake Stage. I spoiled myself by getting one of the dresses Lybra Rage was selling at the Penumbra Fashion Week (though I suspect this one is in the store too). I had a hard time choosing but went for this red number, which is a great ruched mesh piece with a gorgeous reversed rose and black texture with flexi prims to create movement and sparkle.

Timestretched

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ gorgeous makeups from Arcade, a berry-lipped glowing skin with lovely eyes. I don’t need to tell you all to go to the Arcade. I will ask you to save some of your allowance for Fashion for Life later this month, however. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest with comely bangs and curls. It comes with optional buns with or without chopsticks but to maintain the elegance of the look, I opted not to use them.

 

Timestretched

There’s not enough notes in this scale
It feels like I’m chasing my tail
There’s not enough beats in the bar
And [sims] get too busy with folks asking, “Is [s]he?”

Fashion for Life goes from June 7 to June 20 across 10 sims

The SL Community Celebration goes from June 22 to June 29 across 11 sims

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

Skin: -Belleza- Suki Makeup 7 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Chlorine by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, avilable at Kustom 9 *

Dress: !:Lybra:! Maddelena Gown by Lybra Rage for !:Lybra:!, available at Penumbra Fashion Week

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

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

Shoes: erratic / ira – platform pumps / red by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Badge: SL11B – Social Media Lead by SullyBaby Gomez, exclusive to ME

Bonsai

Bonsai

A bonsai can never be a finished work of art…because it will always be a
living piece of nature, continuing to live and grow. ~ John Naka, master bonsai cultivator

Bonsai

I like to think each one of us is our own bonsai, grown and pruned with patience and care, shaped by our environment. My beautiful geisha look was carefully developed and grown, starting with this sexy kimono from Iki Akiri, which comes in fitted mesh only. I am still trying to love fitted mesh with mixed feelings. It means I have to use the fitted mesh viewer, which doesn’t always love my computer (performance varies depending on the time of day for whatever reason) and because I still have to tweak my shape somewhat. For this kimono, my butt and hips still had to be tweaked. *sigh* The textures are lovely, especially with a cascade of roses flowing over the skirt and it’s so much fun to wear a kimono in SL that is not made up of 100 different prims.

Bonsai

The Arcade, the bastion of legalized gambling in SL, will be opening on June 1. Take your chances at a number of amazing things including the great prizes I show here! First off, this amazing ‘do from Truth Hawks that includes *squee* sushi as decoration. I went for the traditional cherry blossoms but I know I will be wearing this with the sushi décor in the future. Then Umazuma Metaluna amazed me with a set of gorgeous evocative skins with smokey eyes and gorgeous full lips.

And of course, the bonsai in question are from Arduenn Schwartzman for MadPea and come in 14 variations, but this is the kicker: when you pair the right ones up, they play a piece of music for you upon click. (Yes, thank you, not over and over until you go bonkers). The two tall ones are rares and are a pair and I clicked and listened to a cut from a ponderous symphony. I also noticed they have subtle sparkles that glimmer ever-so-subtly. Buy one, buy ‘em all!

Bonsai

Leave room for the birds to fly through. ~ John Naka

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sakura Hair with TRUTH HAIR Flowers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at The Arcade *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Chloe 3 (honey) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: pearl – bog wood – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Kimono: Violent Seduction – Rozuhime (Mint) by Iki Akiri for Violent Seduction, available at Kustom 9

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

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

Shoes: erratic / ira – platform pumps / cyan by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Bonsai by Arduenn Schwartzman for MadPea, available at The Arcade *

  • MadPea Bonsai Hizashi RARE
    MadPea Bonsai Kaidan
    MadPea Bonsai Kasa
    MadPea Bonsai Kojiki
    MadPea Bonsai Majo
    MadPea Bonsai Ryu
    MadPea Bonsai Shihosu
    MadPea Bonsai Tsukikage RARE

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Everything Starts from a Dot

Everything Starts from a Dot

Everything starts from a dot. ~ Wassily Kandinsky

Everything Starts from a Dot

Fashionart opened to much fanfare today and many of the creators were inspired by specific artists. Brianna Passiflora took inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky, who it is argued was the original abstract artist. He explored color theory, the tension of colors with each other, the relation of art to music and the spirituality of being an artist. He is one of the artists who pulled formal art into modernity. It is appropriate that Brianna chose his work because the bright colors pop on the dress and accessories she has included. It’s a charming outfit that includes other pieces as well that I don’t show here.

I am so glad Senzati0n Domenitzo has started using the Slink feet for her terrific shoes. She has always had great looking shoes but the foot was always a hassle to deal with in a Slink-dominated grid. Now she is making shoes for the Slink feet and they are fashionable and versatile (and very reasonably priced). This pair comes with a HUD with texture change (hence it’s a fatpack) and fits perfectly!

Everything Starts from a Dot

Aida Ewing has popped her head out to put out some darling skins at Collabor88 for the retro theme they have going on, but the skins can be worn pretty much with anything. With this dress I wanted bright lips that pop and this skin did the trick. My funky ponytails from Truth Hawks makes the look complete, especially when I took the hair tie from the outfit and copied it, flipping it over. I took off my sunglasses so you could see Isabelle Requiem’s gorgeous eyes. My cute poses are by Nancoix Urquan, who is offering several sets at Fashionart.

Everything Starts from a Dot

Color is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically. ~  Wassily Kandinsky

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

Skin: -Glam Affair – Coral – America 04 E by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Stuff in Stock *

Dress (with bracelet, sunglasses, and hair ties): Willow Dress Kandisnky  by BRIANNA Passiflora for  Brii Underground, available at Fashionart *

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

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

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

Shoes: Essenz – Rhodes (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Fashionart *

Blue Belle

Blue Belle

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all tones… it will always stay blue.” ~ Raoul Dufy

Blue Belle

Fashionart opens tomorrow and GraceHaddington is contributing a few gorgeous pieces, including this amazingly patterned dress and these high heels. While Grace is using template mesh for these pieces, what makes them work are the great patterned textures. I really get tired of solid colors all the time. Grace has a great sense of proportion for her patterns too. Both the dress and the shoes come with texture-change HUDs so you get several choices. (If you go to Fashionart looking for the dress, she shows it in a golden/yellow pattern.)

Blue Belle

What makes my Blue Belle truly belle, of course, is this new gorgeous skin from Umazuma Metaluna with her tintable tattoo lips. Uma’s skins are expressive, unique and almost painterly with a beautiful artistic touch with an elegant façade. Truth Hawks and Maxi Gossamer are participating in Collabor88’s Rockabilly theme this go around with great retro-made-modern looks. The wavy ‘do that Truth has meshed up includes a color change bow that you do not need to wear (it looks just as good without) and comes in several sizes for your varying chest sizes *ahem*. Maxi Gossamer made these darling cat-eye glasses with color change for the wings, the shades and the lenses for a variety of looks.

Blue Belle

“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.” ~ Moncy Barbour

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Thelma by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Valerie – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 7 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Eyes – darkest blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Stuff in Stock *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Headband by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Fashionart *

Glasses: MG – Sunglasses – Monroe Florida 50′s Classic by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Dark Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Fancy by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Fashionart *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

The Painter

The Artist

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

The Artist

Fashionart is opening in a couple days with the theme of art as inspiration for fashion. I am getting psyched up for the event, preparing my artist’s mind for the exclusives. This cute dress from Johnydeep is a darling start with an artist’s palette on the front. Upon wearing it, I realized my mission as a painter, and set up an easel and started painting. (One of Diana Baroque’s paintings so I could look good. I couldn’t paint my way out of a paper bag.) A jaunty colorful cap from Ravenna Rossini and high heel shoes from Teekie are two more of the exclusives from Fashionart. (And if you think an artist does not wear ridiculously sexy high heels, you clearly have never met Eshi Otawara in RL.)

The Artist

My glowing skin is the Nutmeg version of Carina Larsen’s newest release. With pretty brows and eyes and delicate lips, it’s a distinctively beautiful skin. Carina released a set of mesh eyes that include a HUD for sizing and glow, which I have been showing for the past few blog entries. My long locks, which fit perfectly under the hat, are Truth Hawks’ newest. Nancoix Urquan has a set of great poses for sale at Fashionart as well. Bring on the art!

The Artist

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ― Vincent van Gogh

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

Skin: Amacci Skin – Tyne (Nutmeg) – 10 Rose by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Body paint: :: YaYo :: – Canvas – Body – No Face by Brandi Monroe for YaYo

Eyes: – Zenith Eyes – Mesh Eyes with HUD – Teal by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Dress: The Dress of a Artist by johnydeep for J&A Megastore, available at Fashionart (opens May 9)

Cap: Frogstar – Ryden Cap (F) Original by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Fashionart (opens May 9)

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: FOR SLINK HIGH HOLLY MESH BLACK VIDA HEELS by Teekie for Hollyhood, available at Fashionart (opens May 9)

Poses by BoatHouse Paint Brush (wear me) and BoatHouse Painting Pallette (wear me) by IzzieBellah Hinterland for BoatHouse

.:-CatniP-:. Easel  (Standing Paint Animation) by Akasha Wachmann for .:-CatniP-:.

[PM]Pixel Mode – Draped Photography Background by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *

Painting by Diana Baroque

Poses by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Fashionart (opens May 9)

Downtime

Downtime

“Our culture encourages us to plan every moment and fill our schedules with one activity and obligation after the next, with no time to just be. But the human body and mind require downtime to rejuvenate. I have found my greatest moments of joy and peace just sitting in silence, and then I take that joy and peace with me out into the world.” ~ Holly Mosier

Downtime

I have been tremendously busy as of late with several projects in and out of SL as well as my RL, and sometimes I have said “Yes” when I should have said “No.” I am learning how to handle how I approach some of it, so it’s a good experience. Today’s blog is a mega blog because I just had to get in so many things—I hate not showing some of the awesome content I have seen lately and I want to share it with all my readers. And I wanted to create a refuge, the sort that would help me find some downtime.

Downtime

I just put up Trace Osterham’s new skybox made entirely of mesh with optional radiators. The build is welcoming and camera-friendly. With warm colors and textured brick walls it has a simple, open floor plan, but the layout defines spaces. With a land impact of 36 for the build only, it’s also great for low prim usage so you can completely fill it with all your favorite furnishings (most of which I show here are also ridiculously low land impact).

Downtime

Trace includes this HUD with the skybox so you can swap out textures on the walls and woodwork as you please. The accent colors give the skybox definitely different “moods” as you try them out. I went for warm and neutral, but the green, for example, could make the space look more “industrial.” The decorative “painting” you see on the walls—the modern flowers—are actually prims that Tash Porthos made to be tinted in SL. As you can see, I got kind of wild with the colors, choosing orange, red, and even a light green against the brown wall of the dining room. I love having this option to “paint” bare walls.

Downtime

I filled mine with some great new furniture from Tya Fallingbridge that she has come out with this month. First is this darling bed with little attached lamps that have derby hats for shades that she has at FaMESHed. With a texture-change sheet set and tons of great animations, it’s perfect for any couple living in a cozy skybox.

Downtime

This great little dining room set from Tya features texture change on the table runners and comes with animations in the benches. The lovely chandelier has matching wall sconces you could use throughout your skybox. And the rug, which I have used in several places in the skybox, also includes texture change. (See it in the bedroom, on the floor under Tobias Convair’s sectional sofa, in front of the fireplace and here in the dining room—same rug with different textures).

Downtime

Tya is selling this darling little bench in several versions at The Home Show 2014 with a wall-hung letter tray in complimentary woods and a lovely scrolled coat rack. This set, mixed and matched as I did, would go great in a foyer or home entryway. I have it in the bedroom opposite the bed.

Downtime

This great shelf from Cory Edo, which she is featuring at Fameshed, is great for filling a wall space, especially when you have lots of books or gacha items you want to display. (I only show the Tommy lamp from McChris Flanagan that I was unable to show the other day.) I filled the shelf with books and yarn I made myself!! (I’d pretend I made it in mesh but really, how hard is to rez a sphere and cover it with yarn texture…?)

Downtime

My outfit is easy and almost hippy, starting with the midriff-tied shirt with a decorative yoke from Ivana Canieri, which she is featuring at 100 Block. I love the pastel colors, especially since the blue goes with my beaded sandals from Maxi Gossamer, who is featuring a turquoise blue on the leather portions of the sandal but has given a great texture change for the beads (which are materials enhanced natch). My awesome jeans are Kinu Mayako’s great exclusive for the 100 Block. They come with five great denim textures in a HUD so you can pick just the shade you want. I am wearing Truth Hawks’ newest braid, a darling natural look with headband that can be switched via HUD. My skin is Aida Ewing’s offering for The Season’s Story, a natural look for a great day off with downtime.

Downtime

“It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.”~ Eileen Caddy

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

Skin: -Glam Affair – Brandi – America 01 B by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at The Seasons Story *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Top: F.owl – Knotted Hipster Shirt BLUE by Ivana Canieri for F.owl, available at the100 Block *

Jeans: [ SAKIDE ] Denim Worker Pants by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the100 Block *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 209 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Cosmetic Fair *

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

Sandals: MG – Sandals – Ibiza Summer Beaded by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Monochromatic Fair *

Poses by {Imeka} Charmy – Pose Pack by NatiWilliams for Imeka, available at Pose Fair 2014 *

 

Skybox: {theosophy} Nicholaston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

 

Décor:

[PM]Pixel Mode – Wire Form Coat Rack – Copper by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Home Show 2014 *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Hallway Bench – Dark Wood by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Home Show 2014 *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Stuff Holder – Dark Wood by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Home Show 2014 *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Derby Bed – Adult by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

+CONVAIR+ Modern Leather Sectional.black by Tobias Convair for Convair *

[dirty.little.secret] :: wall stencil :: weeds 1 by Tash Porthos for [dirty.little.secret] *

[dirty.little.secret] :: wall stencil :: weeds 2 by Tash Porthos for [dirty.little.secret] *

[dirty.little.secret] :: wall stencil :: weeds 3 by Tash Porthos for [dirty.little.secret] *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Senza Tempo Table by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Liaison Collaborative *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Senza Tempo Seat by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Liaison Collaborative *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Gattera Ferrero Platter by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Liaison Collaborative *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Throw Rug by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Liaison Collaborative *

7 – Square Frame Wall Leaners by Agustkov for Seven Emporium

Trompe Loeil – Novel Decor – Suitcase Endtable with books by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Trompe Loeil – Birdcage Worn Copper Short by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Trompe Loeil – Round Shelf Copper by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

DMF – Living Lamp (Tommy  – Common) by McChris Flanagan for Dew Me Furniture, available at Erotigacha

Dutchie row of books by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

:CP: Hemmingway Book Pile by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea

[what next] Pile O’ Books by Winter Thorn for {what next}

{what next} Knitted Pillow (caramel) by Winter Thorn for {what next}

{what next} Laptop by Winter Thorn for {what next}

Kauri Vase 1 by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri *

Kauri Vase 3 by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri *

Yarn by me

Today

Today

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

~ “Today” by Billy Collins

Today

It’s still National Poetry Month in the U.S., and since I have a moment here to share another poem, I will from one of my very favorite poets, Billy Collins. I keep two of his books in my Kindle at all times and read a poem every day the way my grandmother read daily devotionals. I can’t say enough about his work. Read the poem again. Enjoy it, please.

And today is the day when I want to unlatch the door to the canary’s cage and celebrate the sunlight with flowers in my hair. CrystalDoll Lemon is offering this darling dress in several colors at the 100 Block, and I was mightily impressed. She does her own mesh—this is not a template—and her textures are light and pretty. I love the evocative drapiness, the well-fit alpha and the lovely shadowing. I am definitely going to be checking out more of her work!

I paired it with Maxi Gossamer’s newest sandals, also mesh and also made by the creator without a template. I think I take for granted that Maxi does amazing work in mesh—she puts out so many great designs. I was absolutely delighted to see she is offering sandals for Slink feet now. My pretty necklace is from Ellantha Larsson, who is offering this as part of a set that includes face and belly piercings at the 100 Block.

Today

Truth Hawks has come out with this lovely hair that comes with several flower add-ons that he will be offering at The Seasons Story just in time for spring, but I chose to wear Jaycee Dover’s flower hair band from the 100 Block. My gorgeous skin is one of Shantia Soulstar’s lovely creations, beautiful without makeup but I felt that I needed to make it bloom with her add-on eyeshadow and lipstick. Today is a beautiful day!

Today

“Today is just that kind of day.”

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fleur – Browns by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at The Seasons Story *

Skin: Zoul Creations – Robyn – Tone 6 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Robyn – Tone 6 – Lips 07 and Zoul Creations – Robyn – Tone 6 – Eyeshadow 06 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations *

Eyes: PC pearl – columbia – small bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: {dollle*} 082 Long Sleeve Off Shoulder – Pink by CrystalDoll Lemon for {dollle*},

Hair flowers: luxe. – Fleur Branch (cherry blossom) by Jaycee Dover for luxe., available at the 100 Block *

Necklace: .:ellabella:. Empress Crow – Necklace by Ellantha Larsson for.:ellabella:., avaavailable at the 100 Block *

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

Nail appliers: [ bubble ] Fishnet Nails – Light Set by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble], available at the 100 Block *

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

Sandals: MG – Sandals – Lotus Flower Blossom 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses: .[ pose+ivity ]. 100 Block Blog Pack by Meccaa for Pose+ivity, available at the 100 Block *

P.S. Come back tomorrow for hints for Miamai!!