Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. ~ Hermann Hesse

Sanctuary

I am getting to the point in winter where I need greenery and warmth. SL provides that bit of break that I need. A search brought up this gorgeous new RP sim, Telrunya, where I did a little exploring and took photos of my newest outfit, which starts with Sands Leavitt’s dress for Uber. With materials features in the mesh, the dress is fitted to several mesh bodies and includes a bodacious booty. Sands can’t help but imbue his gamer’s aesthetic and experience in the outfit so here you see leather and a sort of fighter girl’s sexy toughness. I paired it with thigh high boots KenadeeCole recently had up for sale and Mea Carnell’s lovely necklace for Cosmopolitan Room.

Sanctuary

Shylah Honey has made a sexy sensuous hair for this month’s Tres Chic, and I really love it and hope I see it on many ladies on the grid because it’s a keeper. I spent a lot of time switching around between the 40 colors on the light brown HUD I had (each one has that many) and enjoyed trying subtly different looks. Sawsan Secretspy is offering this gorgeous skin with stained berry lips at the new Bombshells event. Yes, it’s on my own shape and it feels good!

Sanctuary

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Whitley Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Tres Chic *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Delia Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Bombshells *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Dress: [Azuchi] Roma Dress Brown Maitreya by Sands Leavitt for[Azuchi], available at Uber *

Necklace: Meva Alis Necklace Brown by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Boots: REIGN.- Dare Knit Knee High Boots- (Maitreya-Lara)- Mocha by KenadeeCole for Reign

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Taken at Telrunya

Sanctuary

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Snowblind

Snowblind

Harper Blog 1_001

My friend, Asima Saad, offered a guest blog out of the blue and I gladly accepted it because I will be out of town for a few days. So here is Asima’s blog with her photos and her story. “I get by with a little help from my friends…” Thank you, Asima.

She waved back over her shoulder to her favorite barista and stepped back out into the cold–too cold–air. She shivered with a little ‘Brr’ sound escaping her lips. Though she knew the walk back to the car would be a long one. When she had arrived the lot was filled with cars, but now it was completely empty.

“…You know when you keep running but your legs are standing still?
It’s like you’re stuck in a nightmare but you keep doing it for the thrill…”

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This all had set the stage for what began to happen next. Without warning, strange white flakes began to descend from the sky. They were large, and at first, she was concerned as to what they were. She’d seen ash fall from a burning building, but this was different. There was no smell of smoke. No flash of flame on the wind. Just the cold, and the peace that came with it.

“…Snowblind
Out of sight and out of mind
Just for tonight, come with me blindly.”

The entire city seemed to just accept this graceful blanket being dropped upon her shoulders ever so gently. And Asima too couldn’t help but but smile skyward. Her skin tingling with chill and excitement. It was her first real snow, and it was quite awe-inducing. That something with so much power, could be so still, and so completely tranquil.

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Hair: Magika – “Reflect” by Sabrina Gully for Magika.

Skin/Head applier: Viola  Applier for *YS&YS* – Tone03 by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS

Mesh head: Slink Visage Mesh Head – Emma V2.2 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Eyes: MADesigns EYES_Mutation ~ dark phase by Maddox DuPont for KMADD

Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body – V2.4 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Jacket: Addams // Janis Winter Coat // Slink(Physique) by AmaliaRainwood for Addams, available at Uber

Scarf: :SEY VH-stole [female/reg.] by Risey Arai for Sey

Skirt: Addams // Sonia Pleated Skirt w/Panties // Slink(Physique) by AmaliaRainwood for Addams, available at Uber

Boots: Reign.- Moccasin Boots- White by KenadeeCole for Reign

Poses: oOo ‘Snowfall’ by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio

Taken at Canton, a Paragraph Role-Play sim

asima comp copy

What Me Worry?

What Me Worry?

What, me worry? I never do
Life is one charming ruse
For us lucky few

~ “What Me Worry?” by St. Vincent (with Andrew Bird)

What Me Worry?

I have nothing to worry about, especially looking as hot as I do. Start with this dress from Brittanny featured at the Black Fashion Fair, a corset dress with a great silhouette and texture, perfect for a night out. You can find this boa at the Black Fashion Fair too, from xxryvenxx in several colors with metals options for the dangly bit. A glamorous diamond necklace suits this look from Avaway at the Black Fashion Fair. Finally, studded shoes from Kenadeecole, one of her featured items for the 100 Block and discounted for the event, finish the look. Shiny Shabby is opening in a couple days and there you can find these poses from Luna Jubilee.

What Me Worry?

 

Shyla Diggs doesn’t stop stunning me with her beautiful skins, this one a set for The Liaison Collaborative. I can’t help but feel devastatingly gorgeous in this skin with the balance of a well-done eye with a muted lip and beautiful features and of course, her perfectly groomed brows, matching my ginger hair. This ginger hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s newest for the TAG Gacha, a style that comes with beard and mustache (so you can look like that “lady” who won Eurovision, I presume). To be honest, if her hair is this glamorous, she deserved to win.

What Me Worry?

Hair: Clawtooth: Lady Lulu 2 – Exquisite Reds by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, for TAG Gacha *

Skin: -Belleza- Eva TLC SK 7 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: .::MVD::. Parisienne Dress (White) by Brittanny for Malena Von Dash Designs, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Boa: *+S.F.+*  Last Night – Fur Boa White (Silver) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Necklace: Black Soul Heart_DARK BLOOD Necklace *AvaWay* by Avaway for *AvaWay*, available at The Black Fashion Fair *

Shoes: REIGN.- Bootycall Pumps (BELLEZA)-BLACK by KenadeeCole for Reign, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby (opening April 20)*

What Me Worry?

Beauty

Beauty

“It was her favorite story, that she remembers, but she would be hard-pressed to retell it now, faithfully, as it had been told to her. All she could recall were frayed, sleep-watered images of a forgotten castle in the middle of a wild forest, stone statues, crimson roses, and a dark, animal presence never seen, but which stained her memory of the tale, even past its edges to the daylight after.”~ Ava Zavora

Beauty

The last round of Enchantment ends in a couple days, which means only a couple days left to grab the gifts, all made for the theme of Beauty and the Beast. How it works: you purchase one of the specially marked Enchanted items at one of the participating stores. You get a stamp collection card. You go to every store and wear the card and click the little Enchantment kiosk and it puts a stamp on the card. A full card can be exchanged for one of the 20 great gifts that the participants have made. See them all at the Enchantment website. The cards are transfer so share one with a friend after you have filled it up.

I have assembled an outfit from several pieces from the event. Start with a gorgeous mesh dress from Titania Halasy that includes separate gold-embroidered overlays, perfect for a beauty and available in several jewel-toned colors. Flats from kenadeecole are a perfect choice for this outfit or frankly, just about any. (I highly suggest you grab a pair.)

Beauty

These amazing wicker (?) horns entwined with roses are May Tolsen’s contribution to the theme and she also made this rose eye patch and a necklace I don’t show because I wanted to make sure I featured the delicately beautiful necklace from Caelyn Hancroft, which includes a HUD for texture change to gold, silver or copper. Long hair with a beautiful braid framing the front is Dubled’s contribution to the event. And my beauty wears Umazuma Metaluna’s beautiful skin for the Shiny Shabby event.

Beauty

Hair: [DUE] Poppy by Dubled for [DUE], available for Enchantment

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 5 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [FAIDA] & FGInc.~ Jolie Proie, Green by Titania Halasy for [FAIDA], available for Enchantment

Horns: beast horns white by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, available for Enchantment *

Eye Patch: rose eye patch by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, GIFT available for Enchantment *

Necklace: Cae :: Belle’s Rose :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available for Enchantment *

Shoes: REIGN.- Belle Flats (MAITREYA)- White by kenadeecole for REIGN, available for Enchantment

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Beauty

A Little Light Within

A Little Light Within

Don’t need no compass no map or chart
Don’t need no stars shining above
Don’t need nothing but a little light in my heart
Glowing inside me like a blanket of love

~ “A Little Light Within” by Sturgill Simpson

A Little Light Within

Barely’s always spinning what he calls “alt country” or what is now called “Americana,” and it’s quite come in vogue lately with some fabulous artists making music the way it’s supposed to be. I don’t think Barely brought Sturgill Simpson to me but he likes him as much as I do. I have been enjoying his album while doing this blog post and loved some of the lyrics, so that’s the title of the blog today.

Sometimes I think SL creations are a bit of everyone’s “little light within” given to all of us. Think about this once: where else in your life are you treated to so many people’s artistic and creative efforts, sold to you for so little to shape and light up your life? For example, this dress from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus is so sexy and so well rigged and textured, but on top of that, engineered in collaboration between two people who live and love together. As I put it on, this collection of pixels, I marvel at its thoughtfulness and engineering, the sculptural qualities of the mesh, the proportions and “idea” of it, I think, well damn, can’t get that kind of experience for $2 anywhere else, right?

Then you have Maxi Gossamer’s mesh jewelry with her added touches of texture change and materials, the sexy boots engineered around the Belleza foot by Kenadeecole, and even the little dragonfly ring I got in a gacha from Piraiyah Novikov—each piece someone’s inner light shining.

A Little Light Within

Another miracle is how everyone’s light shines together. I am thinking of things like Sawsan Secretspy’s textures made into scripts for Tricky’s mesh body and Siddean Munro’s mesh feet and hands. And then Santana Lumiere’s nails applied to the hands and feet. And Queue Marlowe’s crazy waves fit to the body and gorgeous eyes from Nicole Button. I feel illuminated, lit within, by all the beauty and creativity this adds up to and absolutely amazed by how I can make this coherent “person” from such a melange of ideas and creations.

A Little Light Within

Hair: AD – one trick pony – FITTED – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Vivy Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Brown).Light by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Belleza Venus Body appliers by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Dress: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Corset Dress by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Valencia Cross – Short and MG – Earrings – Valencia Cross by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Ring: NOMAD // Dragonfly Ring by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD

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

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Slink* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Slink)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

A Little Light Within

Virginia Lover

Virginia Lover

“The November evening had a bite; it nibbled not-quite-gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia the late autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.”
― J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square

Virginia Lover

November is upon us in the northern hemisphere and slowly the days are growing much longer, the weather is colder and it’s rainy with some snow. Bleah. Time for a sweater, this one a lovely crocheted masterpiece in varigated yarns from Gocha Merlin. I tripped on her store in MP when I was doing the LL ads and loved her funky knits and outfits. She seems to do her own mesh with some great textures. I opted to wear the sweater with shorts and tights as I see all the girls around my area doing. Mesh shorts from Erratic Rain fit perfectly underneath and old old cabled tights I had in inventory from Myllie Writer with new mesh boots from Kenadeecole (so cool and fit on the Belleza body if you wear it).

Virginia Lover

Sad November has started and there are lots of fun things including this umbrella with an elaborate color change hud for different elements of the umbrella and an AO that keeps it in place while you walk around from Jaimy Hancroft. My hair has a great set of hair texture colors AND complete control of colors on the band and muffs of the ear uffs from Ikira Frimon. I wore pink lipstick from Constance Daehlie (and her lovely eyes for Enchanted) with a skin from Shyla Diggs. It all works together. Even if the skies are gray, my look is bright.

Virginia Lover

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Aina hair-Brown set by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Sad November

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 5 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Lipstick: #adored – gummi gloss – pinkies 2 by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – silvery by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available for Enchantment *

Sweater: !gO! Klara sweater 4 by Gocha Merlin for !gO!

Shorts: erratic / lena – shorts / denim light by Erratic Rain for erratic *

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

Tights: *PERSONA* Woolen Tights – pink by Myllie Writer (no longer available)

Umbrella: -DRD-  Rainy umbrella by Jaimy Hancroft for Death Row Designs, available at Sad November

Boots: REIGN.- Boots With the Fur- (Violet) by kenadeecole for REIGN

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