Winter Is Coming

Winter is Coming

“Still … in this world only winter is certain.” ~ George R.R. Martin

Winter is Coming

How did this happen? It seems a week ago I was on my bike, pedaling to the store. And now there’s snow on the ground, frost in the air, and jingle bells on my mind. I have pulled out my boots, my wool coat, my 200 scarves and mittens and have stashed my bike in the back of the garage. Winter is coming!

In SL it’s not such a big deal. A woman can walk around in a short skirt and not feel the chill. I went to a redone sim from Jac Mornington, with a definite Japanese feel (think Hokusai without the wave). The air was brisk but not enough to keep me from shooting a few photos in a cute dress from Lilly Juno, which I warmed up with a scarf from Jammeh and Nena Janus’ cute platform boots that were her fund raiser for Shoes4Soles at Shoetopia.

Winter is Coming

Izzie Button’s pumpkiny pretty skin from TDR Fusion and gorgeous hazel eyes from Isabella Requiem still let me cling to the last bits  of autumn before the harsh winter winds blow. I love this hat and hair combo from Mina Nakamura. The hat has a color change option in the HUD where you set the hair color.

Winter is Coming

“Nothing burns like the cold.” ~ George R.R. Martin

Hair: MINA Hair – Carlijn BB by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: Izzie’s – Lucie Pumpkin Pie fair DB by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at TDR Fusion

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

Dress: Immerse Sequoia Red by Lilly Juno for Immerse *

Scarf: Toro. Striped Yuppie Scarf  F by jammeh for Toro.

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands Casual S Left and Slink Mesh Hands Casual S Right by Siddean Munro for Slink *

Hand appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Avatar Enhancement – HANDS by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Nail appliers: Orc Inc. Fingernails – Cream Basics Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc. *

Boots: *League* Lauren Wedge Boots -Rigged- Purple Medium by Nena Janus for League, available at Shoetopia

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Photos taken at “Yuki No Yume”.. A Dream of Snow. built by Jac Mornington

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. ~ Robert Frost

Home Is Where the Heart Is

For the past couple weeks I have been working hard on things in my RL home—specifically we are redoing the family room in anticipation of four different holiday parties this year. The carpet needed replacing. I had had it with the horrible wallpaper. And we needed some new shelving. The house is a mess because we have displaced everything to get to the walls and floor. But it’s starting to come into focus, slowly but surely. (Check back with me after the carpet is installed!)

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Such a project is not so hard in SL, blessedly, especially when you get a beautiful, fully-furnished house like Cain Maven’s latest redo on his Eco design. The Eco III furnished includes a dining room, living room and bedroom set (with some adult poses), art on the walls and decorative plants. Just rez and go.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

If you’re feeling like it, you can add your own touches, like this chair from Cory Edo, which is being sold at Collabor88 in a kazillion colors or Lilly Juno’s mid century modern chair (shown below) that includes several gorgeous poses. Lilly is back in SL if you were a fan of Immerse, selling both furniture and clothing.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Spooky Mistwallow has opened a new store called “Mirage” which includes pieces that are influenced by Persian and Arabic arts. Her recent dress, which I am wearing, cleverly uses a Persian rug design with lace added to it. The ladies from N-Core—Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger—are featuring drop dead gorgeous sling backs at FaMESHed in over a dozen colors. These are classics, made to go with several looks, and they match beautifully using N-Core’s web-based color matching system.

I <3 Maxi Gossamer’s jewelry, especially this intricate clockwork heart that Maxi is featuring at Collabor88. The lacey nail appliers from Sasy Scarborough accent the heart ring from Maxi. The full and lush, almost bouffant blonde style from Tabata Jewell suits Aida Ewing’s newest skin, Elvi, in tone and fashionality. And Audrey Lamede’s gorgeous hazel eyes complete the look.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~ Jane Austen

Hair: Vanity Hair: Wasted Kisses by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Elvi – Europa – 04 G by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: .ID. Intense Eyes – Hazel by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: =Mirage= Aladin Dress – Red by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage= Arabian Treasure Company *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Clockwork Steampunk Heart – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Ring: MG – RINGS – Hand Made Heart – Single Small  GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

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

Hand appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers (Europa) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 133 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: N-core CHLOE “Burgundy” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core, available at FaMESHed

Chair in close-up: Trompe Loeil – Industrial Lounger Atlantic by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88*

Chair in bedroom: Immerse- Autumn Meadows Chair – Blue Tones by Lilly Juno for Immerse *

House: The Eco III Furnished by Cain Maven of Maven Homes *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin