Raspberry

Raspberry

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. ~ Mother Teresa

Raspberry

Today my favorite color is raspberry and that’s because of Ivy Burner’s sexy new lace dress she is featuring at The Big Show. With peekable lace all along the bodice (done skillfully on system layers) and an amazingly lined-up boob applier, this dress is great for elegance or dancing. The skirt is short but not too short, the decolletage is elegant  and perfect for featuring great cleavage. And jewelry—that too. My necklace is AvaGardner Kungler’s newest for L’Accessoires with huge gems suspended in metal cages. Di Hoorenbeek has come out with a series of Slink nail colors, and I have loved trying on the plain colors (not a lot of decoration, which I prefer oftentimes).

And I have to mention my shoes because GraceHaddington fought tooth and nail to get the mesh and then named them after me in honor of my birthday. With a HUD that allows 60 different Pantone colors that Grace borrowed from the latest New York Fashion Week palettes, the shoes are versatile and sexy when worn with the Slink high feet.

Raspberry

My skin is Aleida Rhode’s newest and comes with a compliment of lipsticks. She offers the skin with dark, light and no eyebrow options and the eye is deep set with a clean lid so you can add a makeup of your choosing. In this case, I added a liner from Stella Semaphore. My hair is a lovely half-up ‘do that MissAllSunday Lemon is offering at FaMESHed. The look has the piquancy of fresh raspberries—not too sweet.

Raspberry

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ingrid Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon forWasabi Pills, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Elysium – Solomon (dark eyebr) – chai with Elysium – Solomon lips – magenta purple (chai) by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Makeup: Cheap Makeup- sparkly black liner by Stella Semaphore for Cheap Makeup

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

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Love At First Sight  – fuschia by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at The Big Show *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Vivienne necklace – Silver/pink by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

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

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Nail appliers – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Harper Platform Pumps by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Art

Art

What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Art

The Fashionart event is still going on and in honor of the “art” of the event, I found myself at an SL exhibit (thanks to Stephen) taking photos of this amazing mesh dress from LyricalBizarre. She has created a dress that wraps around the body like a long ribbon, running right down the arm with a mermaid tail flair at the bottom. It’s a unique and dramatic dress, perfect for an art theme, and she has made a ridiculously intricate alpha to fit under the dress so peekaboo skin shows between the straps.

Art

JuneMonteiro’s skin for Fashionart is featured again because of its elegance and dramatic beauty. A gorgeous updo from Carina Larsen tops the look with its stylish upsweep and soft rolls of hair. Big bold earrings from AvaGardner Kungler complete the look.

Make sure you “The Absence of Color’ exhibit, which shows fractal art in black and white with a great simple but effective build.

Art

An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he — for some reason — thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol

Hair: Amacci Hair Maria ~ Brown Auburn by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Mariah Skin Cocoa Red Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 010 and .:JUMO:. Mariah Deep Red Lips by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:., available at Fashionart *

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

Dress: !Lyrical B!zarre Templates! – Impressions by LyricalBizarre for Lyrical B!zarre Templates, available at Fashionart *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Esplendor earring – Gold rose by AvaGardner Kungler forKunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – MvW Autumn Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Photographed at The Absence of Color: An Exhibition by Ranadeep and Milly Sharple at Fractal Insanity Art Gallery – The Art of Milly Sharple

In My Garden

In My Garden

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. ~ Alfred Austin

In My Garden

My friend Todd Action is quite a gardener in real life. He’s also a reader, so he built a reading shed in his back yard in the middle of a city—a cozy area where he can go out  and read a book, enjoying the peace and quiet of his beautiful garden. Todd, like many of us, however, will have to wait to get out in that shed because this has been one heck of a winter.

In My Garden

I was inspired by two sets of gardening items that have recently hit the grid to replicate Todd’s set up for myself. My reading nook is Sway Dench’s newest little build, a little “half-timbered” Summerhouse based on German design. Sway also made all the fencing that goes around it. Now this house is not just a joke—when I visited Berlin, my host pointed out huge areas of these little houses with little gardens. People from the city owned them and would plant their garden and spend their weekend sleeping in their tiny house and tending to their garden and of course, going to the biergarten in the evening. It is a restful respite from the stresses of the city, though the houses themselves were not far out of the city and seemed close together. I made Sway’s little house into a reading shed complete with Cory Edo’s Cabinet Bed.

In My Garden

My other inspiration is Tya Fallingbridge’s charming gacha set for the Arcade. She has attended to each piece with loving detail, from the seed packets hanging from a string to the garden tools and the spare birdhouse. There is even a coiled hose to add to the collection. And it all goes with the wonderful potter’s bench she is offering. For any gardener, this set would be a wonderful gift, and the great thing about gacha items is that they are transfer, so hit the Arcade and buy your favorite gardener this darling set.

In My Garden

Of course I don’t garden in a dress but I was so inspired by the folksy details of AvaGardner Kungler’s tunic dress that I had to wear it. Done in spectacularly detailed mesh (notice the tie at the waist), this darling dress is really perfect for a flower child. Flowered wellies from Moonbubble Gothly are the right footwear for muddy patches and Maxi Gossamer’s turtle-shaped necklace adds a natural touch to the look. Mina Nakamura has just released this lovely loose braid with her signature HUD coloring system.

My skin is Aida Ewing’s base skin for the Arcade, the pretty Aria skin. I wore eyebrows from the set to shape the face but it’s otherwise untouched so you can see it in its glory. The package that Aida offers has confused some, so I hope I can shed some light on it. She has packed the gacha at the Arcade with complete skins (already made up) and then a base skin and add-ons. The 12 “combination” skins are complete skins with complete make-up and are counted as commons. Then she has rare items that are all accessories: a base skin, 3 packs of different lipsticks, a pack of eyebrows, a pack of different noses, a pack of eyeliners and a pack of freckles and moles.

This is the thing: if you put your money in and get a combo skin and then try again and get a pack of accessories, you are set! The accessories can be laid over your combo skin to alter the look of that skin. So imagine you got one of the combo skins and then the package of brows. You can now make 7 different looking skins with the different brow configurations. (And the brows come in several tones for each of the 7 designs.) So nothing is really a loser in the Glam Affair gacha. You don’t *have* to get the base skin to win. It’s a generous offering on that gacha. I imagine the yard sales will be full of items you can pick up later.

In My Garden

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. ~ Michael Pollan

Hair: MINA – Nanda NB by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Aria skin – Asia – Clean Base with -Glam Affair – Aria – Eyebrow 05 – C by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Arcade *

Muddy knees: ~Soedara~ Muddy Knees by Marbella Provonost for Soedara

Eyes: .ID. Bright Eyes / REG / Feb Gift by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: (Kunglers) Laura tunic dress – Concrete by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Teardrop Turtle – Orange by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at The Arcade *

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

Nail applier: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: [ bubble ] Cat Wellies by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Poses: Di’s Opera – Those Seventies by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera, available at Limited Bazaar

 

Featured décor:

Trompe Loeil – Cabinet Bed Morning Light Fabrics by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Sway’s [Zwerg] Garden Gnome by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

Sway’s [Zwergin] Garden Gnome by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

Sway’s [Andersen] half timbered Summerhouse by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

Sway’s [Andersen] Fence by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

Pixel Mode – The Happy Gardener – Arcade March 2014 by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at The Arcade *

  • [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Bird House
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Cultivator
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Empty Sack
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Garden Hose
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Hand Fork
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Hanging Seed Bags
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Large Clay Pots
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Plant Markers
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Potting Table RARE
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Seed Box RARE
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Seedling
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Small Clay Pots
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Tool Box RARE
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Trowel
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Watering Can
    [PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Weeder