Morning Ablutions

Morning Ablutions

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. ~ Prince

Morning Ablutions

A quiet morning is a good way to come out of sleep and into a peaceful day. I enjoyed this morning with Froukje Hoorenbeek’s new galvanized bathroom set for Shiny Shabby. Coupling the most cutting-edge PG and Adult animations with the loveliest fixtures on the market, Froukje’s bathroom set creates a spa in SL. Of course, you see me taking both a bath and a shower because I needed to show these beautiful pieces in action. Sheerpetal Roussel’s rustic cottage for Shiny Shabby is the perfect setting for retreat and peace.

Morning Ablutions

One of the great parts of Shiny Shabby is that you can get both clothing and décor. Paco Pooley made a set of music-related planters for this month’s event, including this drum filled with flowers. Hanshan Instrid created a gacha of lovely nature-based pieces including the artwork you see on my walls and the bench beside the tub. Kunst Himmel also enjoyed a garden theme with planters and the little watering can you see. And Artizanmesh has created spring seedlings for my windows. Qo0op has blessedly made her rugs for Shiny Shabby modifiable. That’s really important to someone like me, who likes to color pieces. Who wants to live in an all gray environment?

Morning Ablutions

Nicole Button is going crazy with appliers lately, enjoying the many mesh heads on the market and creating beautiful looks for them. This beautiful face with fine features and full luscious lips is available in her store with her updated body appliers. (Make sure you get the new ones for perfect match.) An updo from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber is a lovely look for my morning ablutions. And Mariska Simon’s lingerie appliers get me dressed to feel sexy all day.

Morning Ablutions

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Thea” All colors Uber by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Egozy.Zeya (Nougat) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Sarah V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#30] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Lydia: Rose Pink Set w/ System & Omega 6 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

 

House: DaD DESIGN “Sun Forest Cottage” c/m by sheerpetal Roussel for DaD DESIGN, available at Shiny Shabby *

Décor:

*AF* Seedlings 1 and *AF* Seedlings 2 by Artizanmesh for Artizan Fantasy, available at Shiny Shabby *

.07 [ kunst ] – Canned plant and .08 [ kunst ] – Watering can by Kunst Himmel for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby *

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Drum Planter by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby *

:HAIKEI: Just lazy Rug / V.3 (modified) by qo0op for :HAIKEI:, available at Shiny Shabby *

Serenity Style- Natural Way Table2, Serenity Style- Natural Way Picture, and Serenity Style- Natural Way Wall Art by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style, available at Shiny Shabby *

Dutchie galvanized bath tub, Dutchie industrial double wash table, and Dutchie galvanized shower by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Thank you, Stephen, for the help.

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket

Good Morning!

I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. A lot of my mornings are spent still sleeping or reluctantly greeting the day. It’s a fresh start, though, and a great chance to start anew. Shiny Shabby starts another round today and with it come some fabulous new creations, as you see here. One thing I like about the event is the switch from “shiny” to “shabby,” the combination of sleek and new and decorative and old. As always, the décor is top notch, and I put out several pieces from this round to start the day off. Gachas from 22769, Zerkalo and NOMAD will fill your living space with beautiful pieces, including NOMAD’s rare bed with single and couples’ poses. Convair and keke also provide great décor sets, which can be pulled apart for different decorative looks.

Good Morning!

One of my favorite old school designers, Solange Cerveau, is back on the grid with some great sexy mesh pieces. Debuting at Festival of Sin II are skimpy mesh tops with texture-change HUDs that have been created to fit Slink and Belleza mesh bodies and regular avatars. I am so excited Solange is back! Apple May, another old school SL designer, is offering this cute denim mini at Shiny Shabby, also with a texture-change HUD for the belt. Little flat sandals from Hautecouturedesign are exclusives for the Cool and Vintage Fair, opening in a couple days, and Mea Carnell has created a lovely flowered jewelry set for the Cosmopolitan Room.

Sawsan Secretspy is featuring this lovely skin at Swank, and it matches all her appliers, including the Maitreya and Slink that I needed for this look. Two clicks and I was all set! I hunted down Funeral Plutonian’s dreamy eyes at Kustom 9 and donned a side braid from Kuranosuke Kamachi with its beautiful blonde textures.

Good Morning!

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Adley” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Vanny Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Swank *

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

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Azul Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom9

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Top: Solange – BLUE Sophia Top (Belleza Isis Natural) by Solange Cerveau for Solange!, available at Festival of Sin II (opening August 22)*

Skirt: Cassie Skirt (Belleza – Isis) – Light by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby*

Jewelry:  Meva White Flower Necklace 1 and Meva White Flower Bangle right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

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

Shoes: Poute- Ariel Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute, available at the Vintage and Cool Fair (opening August 21) *

Décor:

  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Mannequin by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Draped Stool by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Newspapers by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Rug – White by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • +CONVAIR+ Bauhaus Lamp by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ keke ] vase with flower – grey by Kean Kelly for [ keke ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Bed RARE by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*

Good Morning!

How Does My Garden Grow

How Does My Garden Grow

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells,
And so my garden grows.

How Does My Garden Grow

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! This weekend I went to the gardening store and bought several flats of flowers, quite a few hanging baskets and a big pot of herbs (the legal kind). My house is full of plants too, as you can see. In fact, I have so many, Mr. Beresford has grumbled a bit and asked if he would find them in his bed soon. I laughed, and then pondered…..

I dressed like a flower myself in this great little minidress from Ashleey Andrew, which she is featuring at the Cosmopolitan Room in several colors. The little side cutouts add some sexiness to the look. I accessorized with pieces from Shiny Shabby. The necklace and bracelet are pretty pieces from the Rohwan’s gacha. My rings are Sigifaust’s collection of rings, made specifically for mesh hands. And my shoes are Daisa Admiral’s flats, made for Slink or Maitreya feet.

How Does My Garden Grow

MissAllSunday Lemon has come out with this long, center-parted style, a goddess look for the new Uber. And Sawsan Secretspy has released this lovely skin at her store, available in all skin tones and matching her appliers. I keep using Constance Daehlie’s manicure from this month’s Anybody because it’s got great colors and sort of a psychedelic texture.

The plants surrounding me are Plant Pets, by the way. They are a sort of breedable without needing more than one or buying food. They just need to be watered frequently via clicks. Every 52 days they reproduce a new seed that can make a plant. The biggest downfall? Lots of prims. Good thing Mr. Beresford lets me throw prims around, even my plants. I have the house packed with greenery.

How Does My Garden Grow

Even when I run of out room, I never run out of prims. So when I got this bathtub planter and flowerpots from Paco Pooley from Shiny Shabby, I struggled for a good place to put them. Looking around, I found the PERFECT spot. Automatic watering, bathroom décor, and low prim! And no, they didn’t end up in his bed.

How Does My Garden Grow

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Shriya Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/m available at Uber *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Mary Golden 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – big wave by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Garbaggio // Cutout Mini Dress – Salmon by Ashleey Andrew for Garbaggio, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Necklace and bracelet: NOMAD & Coquette // 02 // Mineral Necklace and // 03 // Mineral Bracelet by Rohwan for NOMAD & Coquette, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rings: ieQED persephone.ring.set.all.right [MAITREYA 20 – relaxed] by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: #adored – mood swing mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Shoes: [BREATHE]-Saddie Flats-Maitreya-Baby Blue by daisa Admiral for [BREATHE], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Flowers: Plant Pets by Bruce Liebknecht for Plant Pets

Secret bathroom plants by Paco Pooley and Manuel Ormidale for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby *

  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Bathtub Planter
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Terracotta Flowerpot

How Does My Garden Grow

PS:

Destined for windowboxes.

Destined for windowboxes.

Sensitive Kind

Sensitive Kind

Don’t take her for granted, she has a hard time
Don’t misunderstand her or play with her mind
Treat her so gently, it will pay you in time
You’ve got to know she’s the sensitive kind
Tell her you love her, each and every night
And you will discover she will treat you right

~ “Sensitive Kind” by JJ Cale

Sensitive Kind

JJ Cale’s song is the first I had ever heard about sensitive women. I tend to shy away from that label. I am of Midwestern stoic stock. But the song is lovely and suited this gentle look I donned. Ariadna Garrigus has made a beautiful gown with a texture change HUD so you can have three distinctively different looks out. This one is lace and satin. The others are leather with studs and sparkling sequins. I liked this one the most with the lace bodice, the flowing skirt and the subtle colors. My complex necklace from Paco Pooley is one that he is offering at the Jewelry Fair that creates an elegant piece for this look.

Sensitive Kind

Truth Hawks recently released this gorgeous full ‘do with its loose curls and beautiful textures. It suits this dress so well. And Sawsan Secretspy has just released this gorgeous skin with its refined brows, makeup and sexy details. Perhaps our sensitive kind is worth the attention because she’s so beautiful.

Sensitive Kind

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lolita Darktan 05 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: ***ArisAris AA60 Shena Gown by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: 22769 ~ [accessories] Cascade White by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at the Jewelry Fair *

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

Nail appliers: KOSH – Slink Applier GLOSSY FINGERNAILS #2 by Lynaja Bade for KOSH

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo

Cowboy

I found this guy lurking in my subconscious. He’s a little country and a little bit rock n roll. I also think he’s the kind of guy who throws things on in that sort of seeming nonchalant manner (which is really very studied).

Cowboy

Let’s start with the sexy shirt from MarilynMonroe Munro. Marilyn’s business is putting out separates for casual wear—shirts, accessories, headphones, and outfits for women and men. This shirt is sexy—well textured with wrinkles in all the right places and a great versatile color.

The shorts are from Paco Pooley, inexpensive and very well done with a great camouflage texture and cargo bags and ties on the side. A lot of guys complain that there is a lack of manly clothes in SL—these shorts should keep you guys quiet for a day or two. They are just right with a nice uh.. shadowed feature in front.

Cowboy

One important part of completing the look is accessorizing. I think I work harder on accessorizing my male looks than my female looks. I found this brilliant hat on XStreetSL and ended up running over to Jon Ree’s for some great bracelets (do you guys call them that or are they like “European Wrist Decorations”). The wheat I fished out of my inventory.

The handsome face is courtesy of KaoZ Koba. I have noticed more and more men walking around with this devastating look. I am not sure how Pompeja can stand it, looking at this on KaoZ and not jumping through the monitor.

Cowboy

The final accessory are the boots from swaffette Firefly. These are boots for the cowboy who likes his crocodiles on his feet and his buckles around his ankles (and do not ask me about the multiple strange meanings that sentence might spawn). swaffette makes these for both men and women but they seemed more appropriate for my cowboy here.

Cowboy

“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.” ~ John Wayne

Hair: >TRUTH< Noah – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LaVie Mark Full Beard Normal by KaoZ Koba for LaVie *

Hat: Tidzsi Design stained brown cowboy hat black band copy by Tidzsi Raymaker for Tidzsi Design

Shirt: *Action Mens Slouchy V-Neck – Cocoa by MarilynMonroe Munro for *Action *

Shorts: 22769 Shopping Bag_CamuShorts by Paco Pooley for 22769

Bracelets: Bracelet — Men’s knotted leather and Bracelet — Men’s Domingo silver links by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Wheat: Wheat by Pepper Finchy sold on XStreetSL

Boots: sf design crocodile dk brown boots by swaffette Firefly for SF Designs *

Written while listening to “Concheperla” by Novalima.

Happy Birthday, Dad!!!! ;) (Yes, my RL dad reads my blog because he’s in Second Life. He follows NONE of my fashion advice, however.)