The Last Smile

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant

The Last Smile

Fall came in yesterday just like that. It was balmy out on Monday evening, the air thick with humidity and early the next morning a cold front came through with a storm and chill air and golden sunshine followed it. When I was trying to take these photos and struggling, my friend asked, “What kind of windlight are you hoping for?” I said, “The kind that imbues the scene with sunlight filtered through a thousand autumn leaves, tinting everything with a nostalgic depth and laying upon it its honeyed warmth before the chill winter winds descend.” He sighed. “Try ‘Sunset.’”

My dear friend Sabein Streeter, helped me set up my autumn house, which I will be photoing in pieces because she jam packed it so full of goodness, and I can’t cover it all in one blog. Her wonderful decorating sense was assisted by the many beautiful décor items available this month at Shiny Shabby. We start, of course, on the back stoop, where we find leaves have covered the area via Kunst Himmel and a cart of gourds, courtesy of FadeArcade. A cozy rocking chair from Marinestella waits for a friend to sit but I have just finished riding my bike from Danielestro and am about to go inside. The house? Barnesworth Anubis’ beautiful cottage for Collabor88, more of which you will see in the next days.

The Last Smile

My outfit is a combination of fall and summer. A warm but sexy middriff-skimming sweater from Kiddo Oh at Tres Chic tops short shorts from xxxsaltandpepperxxx, available at the Cosmopolitan Room—both mesh. Long socks from Roslin Petion for My Attci and great little boots from Darling Monday at Shiny Shabby complete the look.

I want to highlight the berries in my hair—a lovely hair pick from Abraxxa Anatine, featured at the Cosmopolitan Room. I pushed it into my hair in front, a celebration of the fruits of fall. The pick has a color change menu on click and is exquisitely crafted in mesh, but not rigged so you can move it around and resize or copy and wear multiple. My hair is one of the wild fusion shades from Kavar Cleanslate, his contribution to Fantasy Collective. And once again I wear Catwa Clip’s lovely Jessica mesh head with a beautiful skin applied from Inka Mexicola , both available at the Cosmopolitan Room.

The Last Smile

Hair: Exile::The Countess by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Fantasy Collective *

Hair pick: EarthStones Hair Branch Hair Stick – Berries by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, available at the Cosmopolitan Room  *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [Natasja] by Inka Mexicola for Essences , available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Old Book by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater: Autumn Sweater – Pink MAITREYA by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Tres Chic *

Shorts: S&P Hotpants Kay by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Socks: {Luxuria} T&C Thigh High Socks – Applier *light* by Roslin Petion for Luxuria, available at My Attic *

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Dirty) by Darling Monday for, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin


  • [Toiz] 1. coming Autumn swingchair by marinestella and [Toiz] 3. Autumn Board by Marinestella for Toiz, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Bicycle by danielestro by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .05 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Autumn leaves by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Apt B // Snuggle Up Wheelburrow by FadeArcade by FadeArcade for Apt B, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • (MB) Wicker planter with fern “BREEZE” dark by Minke Bailey for MB-CreationZ

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88 *

The Last Smile

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