Goodwill to All

21 12 2013

Goodwill to All

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~ Charles Dickens

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One of my favorite fantasies about Christmas comes from long romantic novels I read like Cecilia by Fanny Burney (yes, I read the whole thing.. ack) or Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen or even Downton Abbey. The ladies dress in their finest, attend a winter ball in which they are whisked into an exceedingly warm room of dancers and high intrigue and waltzed around the room by handsome gentlemen of means, all jockeying for their favor. And they do this through the “season” of parties and balls. Everyone speaks in charming, euphemistic language, fans are fluttered, and hearts are joined and broken.

So when I see an old fashioned tree like this from Tobias Convair (and yes, I know it has electric lights on it from Tya Fallingbridge—don’t be pedantic about my fantasy here), I want to put on a ball gown and ready myself for the ball. In this case I wear Mami Jewell’s newest gown, which she made for Anjelica Carling, the 2014 Miss Virtual World. With a sparkling texture across the  bodice and in the flexi prims, the dress is a picture of sparkling holiday beauty, especially paired with Maxi Gossamer’s sparkling jewelry from Fameshed.

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The beauty of this look comes from Rocketta Haven’s newest skin. With a unique beauty that is Rocketta’s own, espeically the full pouty lips that go beyond the usual beestung look ad the lined eyes, the skin harkens back to an old-fashioned beauty. Paired with Silverr Andel’s eyes and Mirja Mill’s latest hair, a vintage wavy ‘do, our heroine has a touch of tragedy and romance to her look.

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“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MAE * with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 18 – vintage darkred by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 01 (db) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Eyes: sa Serenity Eyes ROOT by Silverr Andel for Sterling Artistry, one of the Peace on Earth hunt items

Dress: -AZUL- Anjelica /Morganite by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings- Mayfair Bell Diamonds by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Tree with ornaments: +CONVAIR+ Xmas Tree 2013 and +CONVAIR+ Tree Stand with [PM]Pixel Mode – Tree Lights –Multi, [PM]Pixel Mode – Star Ornament, [PM]Pixel Mode – Tree Ball – Gold, [PM]Pixel Mode – Tree Skirt – Antique by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+ and Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *koo

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *





The Gift of Appreciation

3 12 2013

The Gift of Appreciation

You… You really like me!” ~ Sally Field

The Gift of Appreciation

I got an email from Doctor Gascoigne today that said, “I voted for you,” in the subject line and nothing else. I had to email back asking what he was talking about and he pointed to me the Avi Choice Awards, where I was listed as a candidate for best blogger. I was really surprised! Wedged between such heavyweights as Fabulously Free in SL, Hamlet Au, Inara Pey and Juicybomb was little old me. I am, needless to say, very honored just to be among their company and if you are planning on voting for Hamlet and have a shaky hand, well I won’t stop you from accidentally clicking on my name. Thank you for nominating me. It’s a true gift that warms my heart. Vote here (click on the here).

That being said, I am behind on my blogger duties due to SL weirdness and oh, sleepiness. I’ll admit it. I couldn’t stay up last night to finish my photos. So today you get Days 2 AND 3 of the KittyCats Advent Calendar goodies. First are a set of poses by Veridian Frog, designed to be used with the KittyCats Megapuss. Created to be used with the built in poses on the KittyCat, the poses are darling and picture purrfect. Imagine what kind of cute holiday cards you could make with your Megapuss.

The Gift of Appreciation

And Barnesworth, an old old friend of the KittyCats, is offering this gorgeous mahogany fireplace with candles and a special pet feeder. The good news is if you missed yesterday’s, you can go today and get it. The previous days’ gifts stay open. The gifts are available to anyone—not just KittyCats fans. However, only one per avatar. How many fireplaces do you need anyway? And the Kittycats friends are doing this in appreciation of you as customers and fans of Kittycats.

The Gift of Appreciation

AvaGardner Kungler is offering this elegant dress at the Winter Trend. I love the studs on the front—usually I hate studs on mesh but these are like jewels sparkling on the dress. My darling boots are Pixieplumb Flanagan’s answer to sexy winter wear. I got my gorgeous skin from Chandra Masala during the Skin Addiction Black Friday sales. (Bet you wish you hadn’t missed this one.) Chandra imbues her skins with beauty and a sort of spiciness (she who “puts the ‘desi’ in ‘desire’”). And my sassy chic ‘do is one of Mirja Mills’ latest.

The Gift of Appreciation

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Voltaire

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * COLLIEN 2 by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Jalwa – Zahida – Carom – Brown Eyebrow by Chandra Masala for Jalwa

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Moon Eyes – hazel by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Dress: (Kunglers) Milla shift dress – Abalone by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at Winter Trend 2013

Boots: BM Mirari Boot by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

Poses: Megapuss Poses, MoodSwings by Veridian Frog for MoodSwings, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

[ba] mahogany fireplace with candles and fancy pet feeder – KittyCats advent 2013 by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

 





Picture Perfect

3 11 2013

Picture Perfect

A picture is worth a thousand words. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Picture Perfect

Most SL photographers work either with a background that is invisible (green screen) or in a sim with pretty views or with a studio that has just textured walls. Tya Fallingbridge is adding a new element to this—the physical drop cloth that a photographer uses for a background, which she is selling at FaMESHed this month. It’s great for photos either as a texture or as an actual self-conscious background. With a texture-change script, the background can be any of a number of colored textures. (Note, edit the main mesh prim to turn off full bright for this to work well with shadows.)

To be picture perfect, I wear this darling new outfit from Ariadna Garrigus—a see through halter with a leather mini and leather thigh high boots. What distinguishes this outfit from others is the translucence and fit, but also the well made boots, which do not fold like a straw when bent at the knee. (This is a particular bugaboo of mine in pants, boots, and mesh legs attached to derrieres.) Her textures in white are excellent—nuanced and shaded well. (White is the hardest color to do in SL.)

Picture Perfect

I am especially picture perfect in this darling hat/hair combo from Mirja Mills. With a particularly delightful name (the “Harper”), the hat comes with four hair styles—the long straight mesh style you see here, a braided updo, wavy short cut and a flexi longer cut. Mirja includes a texture change HUD for choice of hair color as well. Shyla Diggs issued a series of gorgeous skins for this weekend’s Belleza Best Buys, this being one of them with pretty lips and lovely pinkified makeup around the eyes. Audrey Lamede is offering these gorgeous baby blue eyes as a group gift to her VIPs. Maxi Gossamer brings her craft to FaMESHed this month with this darling heart pendant in long or short, gold or silver, with a color change stone in the middle.

Picture Perfect

One picture is worth 1,000 denials. ~ Ronald Reagan

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HARPER* black cap +rigged mesh by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley BBB Nov SK 3 Bl by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: .ID. November Gift 2013 #1 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Outfit (with Boots): ***ArisAris AA6 Leather Moon White Dress with Leather Moon Boots by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Shangri La Heart – Short – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Background: [PM]Pixel Mode – Draped Photography Background by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *





Hema

30 09 2013

Hema

“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.” ~ Abraham Verghese in Cutting for Stone

Hema

I have been mostly absent from SL the past week because I have been absolutely enraptured by a novel I have been reading by Abraham Verghese called “Cutting for Stone.” The author, a professor and surgeon at Stanford, interrupted his career about the same time I was in grad school to go to the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and good thing he did, because the novel is magnificent. Narrated by Marion Praise Stone, a twin born with his brother in a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it traces his life through the years—a rather dramatic life in a third world hospital. His adoptive mother, Hema, is an ob/gyn who, with his twin brother Shiva, create a scholarship about fistulas. (The book is stuffed with medical stories, information, and details—it’s amazing). Hema is, as you would expect, a wonderful mother, and it’s after her I name this entry.

I found this beautiful set of top and leggings at the Marquis Market, made by uklea Resident using template mesh pieces. I love how she has combined a bright and royal purple with gold and turquoise for this stunning display of color and texture. Also clever, she has used an East Asian silhouette (the cheongsam) with a more West Asian motif (kind of Indian). I decided to go the Indian route with a nose piercing, bindi, bangles and slippers from Zaara Kohime.

Hema

Tricky Boucher has just released the full Leila skin and I opted for the deepest skin tone to make this look. The eyes, while not specifically kohl-lined, are smoky and darkly shaded and the lips are a succulent though muted red. Mirja Mills’ gorgeous full ponytail completes the look, making my Hema as beautiful as the one Ghosh fell in love with in the novel.

Hema

…As she bent over the child she realized that the tragedy of death had to do entirely with what was left unfulfilled. She was ashamed that such a simple insight should have eluded her all these years. Make something beautiful of your life. ~ The character Hema in Cutting for Stone

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALISHA*/black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Mocha 7 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Top: LavandaChic*Indian Fashion Dress (P/T) by uklea for LavandaChic, available at Marquis Market

Pants: LavandaChic*Indian Fashion Pants (Turquoise) by uklea for LavandaChic, available at Marquis Market

Bindi: ZC : bindi purple by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Bracelets: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara and Boho Bangles – Laquered Gold and Diamonds by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Earrings: Zaara : Anjami Chandelier earrings *gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Nose piercing: Juiced Up Stone Nose Piercing by Ameshin Yossarian for Curious Kitties

Shoes: Zaara : Ilaida Mojri *turquoise* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin





Ripple Effect

9 08 2013

Ripple Effect

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Ripple Effect

Funny how you meet a new person and it ripples through your life. Suddenly you are thinking of something you discussed and it affects how you do something else or it comes back to you days later while you are doing something else. It’s a ripple effect, when a new person enters your life. And it’s a ripple effect when you do something good for others. A positive push to the world.

Having put in my little bit for the day, let me show you this sexy ensemble, mostly made of stuff from the Black Fair, which is opening today. Start with this sexy dress from Cynthia Ultsch. Cynthia favors curviness over anything and this dress has it in spades with a sexy shape and gorgeous color. I accessorized with a new mesh belt from Mirja Mills and pearls that Maxi Gossamer is offering at the Black Fair. BabyChampagne Sass is offering these studded heels at the Black Fair as well.

Ripple Effect

My sexy skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely exclusive for the Black Fair. With sensual glossy lips and a heavily lined cat eye, it’s arresting. My long hair is one of Truth Hawk’s new releases. I chose the fade in teal to work with the dress.

Ripple Effect

Every positive change has a ripple effect.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Carrie [Roots] – LightBrowns03Fade by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Valentina Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: [Cynful] Sexy Back Dress in teal by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Alexa Black Choker Pearls – Group 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fair *

Belt: .:EMO-tions.. * TALULAH* belt by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Summer lover Special editionCDblk by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the Black Fair *

Poses by Audrey Guter for Purple Poses, available at the Black Fair *





They’re My Friends

8 08 2013

They're My Friends

All my life I’ve been searching for something
Something I can put my finger on
Baby, I’ve been living for the weekend
Baby, I’ve been living for this cyber soul

~ “Friends” by Band of Skulls

They're My Friends

I think Band of Skulls wrote this song for everyone in SL. Don’t we often come here just to be with our friends and let our hair down? Dance without having to dress up in RL, without having to drink or push in the crowds or find parking?

I’d go out in this dress from Freya OIivieri, which is one of six colorways she is selling at the Black Fair, which is opening on Friday. No, they are not all black, blessedly. There is some color in there. I particularly appreciated the embroidered skirt on this version. The dress comes with Lola appliers, but I chose to wear au naturel so I could show off the gorgeous necklace Freya is also selling at the Black Fair.

They're My Friends

My gorgeous hair comes courtesy of Mirja Mills, who is rocking mesh and making styles everyone can love. I love how this turns so well with this pose, one of the many Meccaa Resident is selling at the Black Fair, which opens Friday. I couldn’t help but wear one of Tricky’s Belleza Best Buy skins—it’s so perfect for this blonde look.

They're My Friends

Every Friday just about midnight
All my problems seem to disappear
Everyone that I miss when I’m distant
Everybody’s here

I need love ’cause only love is true
I need every waking hour with you
And my friends ’cause they’re so beautiful
Yeah, my friends they are so beautiful
They’re my friends

Hair: .:EMO-tions.. * KALINDA * /lightblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:.

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley Med BBB 1 Bl by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Melanie Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: *MC* Bustier Dress – Tan by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: *MC* Norah Necklace (Mesh) Olive/Gold by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Bracelet: Cute Poison – Lucky Star Bracelet – Gold (L) by Sae Luan for Cute Poison, available at the Black Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Ombre Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Lauren d’Orsay – Truffle Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at The Boutique

Poses by meccaa for .[ pose+ivity ], available at the Black Fair *





Le Fleur

27 07 2013

La Fleur

“I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.”
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

La Fleur

Flowers fill the my world right now. The summer has been blessedly beautiful and perfect for flowers and other plants. My basil is absolutely magnificent; my impatiens are full and vibrant in my window boxes. I have a hanging basket of pink geraniums that is more flowers than leaves.

So I was attracted to a few pieces at the Love Donna Flora event because of their floral theme. First was this elegantly sexy dress from SamanthaSJones with big blossoming flowers and a great shape. Long sleeves that billow out slightly lead up to a sexy low cut neckline and a hem that pulls up in front and in back. I really love how Samantha uses texture on all her clothes. She doesn’t just recolor—she uses pattern and colors to create sheen and interest. This dress if one of her generous donation pieces for Love Donna Flora and comes in six colorways.

La Fleur

My shoes are also a donation for Squinternet Larnia from Gospel Voom. With a beautiful blowsy blossom print on them, they match the dress perfectly, and are blooming great with Gos’ great color match system. Fun poses from Lashae Karsin, also completely donated for Love Donna Flora, help me show everything off.

Aida Ewing is donating proceeds from a few skins at Love Donna Flora, but I am ashamed to say this is not one of them. I preferred how this red lip looked with the dark hair from Mirja Mills, featured at the Hair Fair (closing Sunday so get over there and help Wigs for Kids). With pretty blue eyes from Keiba Resident, available at the Seraphim Social, and a gorgeous necklace from Maxi Gossamer, this look is elegant and chic—hence not just a flower but “la fleur.”

La Fleur

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. *ROMANCE*/ chocolate by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – America 04 F by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Pearl eye -Pacific Blue- (large) by Keiba for Umeboshi, available at The Seraphim Social

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Sessie Print Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Love Donna Flora *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tarentella Gypsy – Group ALL by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Lauren D’Orsay – Flora Satin by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at Love Donna Flora

Poses by Lashae Karsin for Flash Friendly Poses, available at Love Donna Flora *





Laissez Hair

12 07 2013

I have been wandering around bald for the past few days, waiting for the onslaught of hair that will come with the Hair Fair.

Let me just show a sneak peek of the entry way at Hair Fair 1 sim (photo taken while I am half asleep). They have clearly built for low graphics lag and high entertainment:

Hair Fair 2013

The first set of hair I want to show is from Mirja Mills, who says this fair is personally important to her.

Laissez Hair

Start with Mirja’s punk offering, a unisex style with varying hair base tattoos. Get fierce with Sidney!

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SIDNEY*/swedishblonde with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 15 shaved/tribal-blonde/naturals by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Laissez Hair

If you prefer flexi, Mirja offers Collien, a flexi ‘do with long bangs.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * COLLIEN*/swedishblonde with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight swedishblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Laissez Hair

This darling updo will become an SL go-to, I predict. Mirja offers it first with 30% going to Wigs for Kids at Hair Fair.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LOREDANA*/swedishblonde with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight swedishblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Laissez Hair

My favorite of the bunch is Mystery, a great updo that can be changed to a long ponytail with just a click. Mirja has included a darling animation when you click that makes it look like you are letting your hair down. I can see this being perfect for RP.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MYSTERY*/swedishblonde with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight swedishblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Laissez Hair

Romance is a sleek long mesh cut perfect for casual or every day looks.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. *ROMANCE*/ swedishblonde with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight swedishblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Laissez Hair

Alison is Mirja’s FREE hair that she is offering at Hair Fair.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALISON*/brown with .:EMO-tions:.ALISON  HAIRBASE – brown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Lulu ( Europa ) 01 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: pearl – clear pond – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Discipline dress w appliers – plum by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Silks: *Solange!* – Innocence Silk HH – Green/Moss v2T by Solange Cerveau for Solange! *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys





A Midsummer Night’s Dream

5 07 2011

Midsummer Night's Dream

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve.
Lovers, to bed; ’tis almost fairy time.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

A beautiful dress, glowing makeup, sexy up-do.. how many of us log into SL in the evening to dance a little and dream? You can dance beautifully and dream in one of Agnes Finney’s newest releases. With its beautifully done lace bodice and lace-trimmed skirt, this dramatic dress will take you dancing and possibly out for a romantic evening. By changing the silhouette of the typical evening dress—pushing the skirt to an empire waist—the dress sets you out from the crowd.

Midsummer Night's Dream

My skin is a new one from Alexandra Barcelos, who offers soft skins with sexy touches. My hair is one of Mirja Mills’ beautiful offerings for Hair Fair. (She has done all romantic this year—you really need to see her booth.) This hair comes with flowers AND without, so you are not stuck with them if you don’t want. However, with this ensemble, I think they are only fitting.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Look how the pale queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her….
~Charles Best, “A Sonnet of the Moon”

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALICE – flowers * /darkbrown by Mirja Mills for EMO-tions *

Skin: Paige . Bronze . 07 by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Dress: Agnes Queen Trista Champagne by Agnes Finney for My Precious *





Leather Cinderella

4 06 2011

Leather Princess

Once upon a time in a homestead sim far far away (probably Zindra), in a stately sculpty chateau lived a widowed gentleman and his lovely daughter, Cinderella. While he loved his daughter, he was concerned for her well-being—he thought she needed a mother to teach her how to tweak her shape and position her eyelashes. So he partnered a woman, HotMama51 Paine,  who had two daughters—Squeakieee278 Resident and 2Fly4U Afterthought and gave her an allowance for all the girls’ needs. Then he was called away to Open Sim so he left Cinderella with his new partner.

While the mother and her daughters ran around the grid looking for shoes to match their eyes, Cinderella had to resort to camping and hanging out at lucky chairs. (C does not come up often, she found.) Cinderella found herself having to pick up all the packages the sisters and mother opened and left lying around the sim, even in her small 117-prim corner. Through it all she remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn (4 times in 24 hours), she found new hope that some day her dream of a happy second life would come true.

Leather Princess

One day she rezzed in to see a huge invitation with particles flying out of it in the middle of the sim. “Come to the ball—meet Prince Philip. Wear your best bling for a night of dancing and romance.” She clicked the invite and it spewed a notecard with a landmark attached. “The Big Ball, Magical Forest (128, 100, 1001)” it said. The particles were causing sim lag, so Cinderella deleted it.

“Leave that there!” sneered her stepsister, Squeakieee278. “I like how it looks.”

Her other sister, 2Fly4U snorted. “She thinks she can go too. Well, she can’t–she still has newbie eyes!”

For days the sisters flew back and forth from stores and dropped boxes from Marketplace all over the sim, trying on outfit after outfit, dressing up their avatars enough so that Prince Philip would spot them through the haze of gray and lag at the Ball. Hair, shoes, dresses, eyes, skins—all were tried on to the point the asset servers were slowed down for the rest of the grid. Cinderella continued to clean up after them, deleting prim after prim to keep the sim clean.

Leather Princess

The evening of the ball, Cinderella settled in to sort the Midnight Mania items in her inventory while the sisters adjusted and primped. When every last prim was in place, the sisters tp’d out (or tried to—their scripted shoes and hair made it hard for them to get anywhere). The sisters finally relogged at the ball sim while Cinderella was left behind alone to delete the remainder of their packages.

Suddenly in a poof a tiny rezzed into the sim. Her name, “FairyGodmother” included the display name “The Real Deal.” A bunny, she was holding a great big wand with particles flying out of it. She waddled up to Cinderella and said, “You’re going to that ball. Sending items.. ready?”

Cinderella nodded, confused but opened her inventory. A folder dropped in and Cinderella donned it. A beautiful dress with an ethereal pink-tinged ballgown rezzed on her body. FairyGodmother fluttered up to cinch the laces on the back of the leather corset a little tighter and fluff the material at the bodice. “Mami Jewell,” the bunny smiled. “Only the best for you dear. And my, leather suits you.”

A wave of the magic wand and poof, a skin appeared in Cinderella’s Body Parts. Cinderella dragged it on and gasped and her new face and body. Her eyeshadow glistened, her lips puckered in a full juicy smile. The bunny grinned (as bunnies do) and said, “esra Noyes—quite exotic, quite sexy.”

The bunny tossed another object at her and Cinderella threw it on. Wild, windblown hair from Mirja Mills. Cinderella felt suddenly glamorous. Another object appeared and upon putting it on, Cinderella discovered it was an exquisitely ornate choker from Abraxxa Anatine.

The bunny squinted. “For goodness sake, you have NEWBIE eyes. Who let you walk around like that?” A pair of eyes popped into inventory and Cinderella double clicked. She went from glassy-eyed stare to soulful and sexy in the time they took to rez thanks to Ikon Innovia.

The bunny dusted off her paws. “My work is done here. You do realize it’s not about getting Prince Charming–it’s about looking good. You know how to teleport–the rest is up to you.” Cinderella restored the landmark from trash, took a deep breath and double clicked. Finding the rest of her fantasy was up to her….

Leather Princess

“A dream is a wish your heart makes….”

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * WINDBLOWN* /deepblack by Mirja Mills for EMO-tions *

Skin: DREAM INK-SF-ARIANNA-D-4-HAIRBASE by esra Noyes for Dream Ink

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: -AZUL- Suzana/Sakura by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: EarthStones Gothique Choker Locket – Gold/Opal Mosaic (BOX) by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *








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