Winter Is A’Comin’

Winter Is A'Comin'

Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. ~ Ezra Pound

Winter Is A'Comin'

Yesterday it was cold and the wind was blowing the sparkling crystals of snow off the trees, glistening in the sunlight in a most spectacular way. We are supposed to get more snow today and the skies have that certain gray cast. I realized once I put together this blog every item I am wearing relates to winter storms. First start with Poulet Koenkamp’s newest dress in “Turbulent Gray.” With a storm of translucent skirts, shimmering with swirls and feathers, this gown includes an optional fur stole.

My jewelry is Isaura Simon’s generous and lovely diamond snowflake and necklace, offered on the KittyCats Advent Calender as yesterday’s gift, a perfect accessory for this winter look, especially as I stand in Tya Fallingbridge’s gazebo decorated with white lights and surrounded by Cory Edo’s snow-kissed trees, both available at FaMESHed.

Winter Is A'Comin'

Aida Ewing recently released a set of skins at Collabor88, adding to my cool and beautiful snowy look. Kavar Cleanslate’s hair (appropriately from the “Wild Fusion” set) is cool and blue with white and gray highlights. And Maddox Dupont is offering these gorgeous “infected sky” colored eyes in the Peace on Earth hunt.

 

Winter Is A'Comin'

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~ Anton Chekhov

Hair: Exile::Dream of Paradise in Wild Fusion by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Mokatana skin – America 04 H by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88*

Eyes: MADesigns EYES_PURPOSE ~ infected sky by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises, one of the Peace on Earth hunt items

Dress: :: PM :: Royal Queen Gown in Turbulence Grey by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Jewelry: Designs by Isaura 2013 Xmas Present (Snowflake Necklace and Earrings) by Isaura Simons for Designs by Isaura, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Nails: Nailed It – Glitter Silver by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Gazebo: [PM] Pixel Mode – Winter Dreams Gazebo by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

Trees: Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Blue Spruce Snow – Plain by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Queen

Ever meet a woman with magnificence? It’s the only word I can think of—magnificence. She’s a queen. She’s strong, quiet, commanding.

Queen

I found the outfit for such a queen at Isaura Simon’s store. With her beautifully drawn textures (especially the gems wrapping around the torso and the motif gem piece), Isaura knows how to dress a powerful woman. Her garments say she owns this place. This ensemble comes complete with the staff which has a mini AO built in that includes poses such as the one you see above.

Queen

Isaura carefully constructs her skirts with tiered prims and a close-up look will show gems falling off the shoulder pads—an incredible touch. Her system pieces are clean—no ghosting and a very gently rendered drop shadow to give more depth to the piece. The bra and panties underneath include a brilliant sparkling texture. It all works.

Queen

I wear hair from Sky Everett. Sky has been quiet as of late—producing but not spending a lot of time in SL, it seems. We miss you Sky :( Isn’t this hair magnificent?

I forewent the shoes sold with the outfit to go with some wonderfully detailed shoes from Rosie Lavochkin. Not only did Rosie include the signs of the zodiac across the main strap, but she imprints the big toenail with a gem and builds a shoe that is sexily strappy. (Check out the swirly on the heel.) These shoes are for women who mean business.

Queen

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Lady Saelanar (CAHH 2010) by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs (It was for the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt, and I thought it would be gone, but guess what? It’s still up there!)

Skin: -Belleza- Elle Dark SK 7 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Outfit: Dream Walker Outfit by Isaura Simons for Designs by Isaura

Shoes: *Deviant Designs* Astrology (Taurus) by Rosie Lavochkin for Deviant Designs