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

Blue Belle

Blue Belle

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all tones… it will always stay blue.” ~ Raoul Dufy

Blue Belle

Fashionart opens tomorrow and GraceHaddington is contributing a few gorgeous pieces, including this amazingly patterned dress and these high heels. While Grace is using template mesh for these pieces, what makes them work are the great patterned textures. I really get tired of solid colors all the time. Grace has a great sense of proportion for her patterns too. Both the dress and the shoes come with texture-change HUDs so you get several choices. (If you go to Fashionart looking for the dress, she shows it in a golden/yellow pattern.)

Blue Belle

What makes my Blue Belle truly belle, of course, is this new gorgeous skin from Umazuma Metaluna with her tintable tattoo lips. Uma’s skins are expressive, unique and almost painterly with a beautiful artistic touch with an elegant façade. Truth Hawks and Maxi Gossamer are participating in Collabor88’s Rockabilly theme this go around with great retro-made-modern looks. The wavy ‘do that Truth has meshed up includes a color change bow that you do not need to wear (it looks just as good without) and comes in several sizes for your varying chest sizes *ahem*. Maxi Gossamer made these darling cat-eye glasses with color change for the wings, the shades and the lenses for a variety of looks.

Blue Belle

“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.” ~ Moncy Barbour

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Thelma by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Valerie – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 7 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Eyes – darkest blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Stuff in Stock *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Headband by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Fashionart *

Glasses: MG – Sunglasses – Monroe Florida 50’s Classic by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Dark Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Fancy by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Fashionart *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Magic

Magic

Call it magic
Call it true
Call it magic
When I’m with you

~ “Magic” by Coldplay

Magic

The sun outside seems like magic after such a long winter. Now if it would just warm up. I don’t care really—gotta show some leg and with this mini from GraceHaddington I can do just that. Grace is featuring this at DOPE Fashion Week, which is ending soon so get down there to find some sexy and elegant urban fashions. (Found my darling earrings from Adrianne Stormcrow there cheap.) Grace, as always, includes a texture-change HUD and I was able to choose the top and skirt separately. And the price is right! Paired with absolutely sexy slingbacks from Eku Zhong and a handbag from Grace, also with texture-change HUD, I am ready to step out and enjoy magic!

Magic

The real magic is this gorgeous skin from Steffi Villota that I got a few weeks back and am finally showing. I love the elegance of Steffi’s skins, the gentle blush and lovely features. She includes colorable layers that allow you to make your own makeup. In this case I made a pretty pink lip and I have blue shadow, which you can only partially see through Hays Uriza’s texture change glasses. Click on the glasses and find a variety of lens translucencies and tints to customize your look. Finally, find this chic and short ‘do from Mirja Mills, which looks great on men (well devastatingly sexy, actually) and short and sassy on women. And once again, like magic that I look great!

Magic

Wanna fall
I fall so far
I wanna fall
I fall so hard
And I call it magic
And I call it true
I call it magic

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * CAMERON * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Skin Uma B blonde Mixedtype with Eyeshadow for Individual coloring and (brightness 1) Tintable Lips for Individual coloring by Steffi Villota for DeeTaleZ

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for adored

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Waking Up IN Vegas by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at DOPE Fashion Week *

Earrings: Groovy Earrings Gold by Adrianne Stormcrow for StormCrow Designs, available at DOPE Fashion Week

Handbag: [LG] Boutique-Minirosa Tote by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Sunglasses: HAYSURIZA_Glasses_Michel2(Urban night For Lady) by Hays Uriza for HAYSURIZA *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Diamond Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: KoiKoi Shanghai Slingback by eku Zhong for KoiKoi

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

Funny Bunnies

Funny Bunnies

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! ~ Lucy Van Pelt

Funny Bunnies

Easter’s coming up and for some it’s and important holiday but for many it heralds the beginning of Spring. With chocolates and Easter egg hunts and bunnies, it’s a lovely holiday, and I have surrounded myself with the newest KittyCatS to celebrate. These kittens were custom made for the Showers & Flowers collection (rain, flowers, sunshine and blue skies) and the Bunny Babies, who wear darling flapbacked pajamas with bunny ears. These will be sold for only a limited time, so get them now! Interspersed are eggshell candles from Cherelle Capra and lovely sparkling art she is selling for the holiday (including one piece that is a group gift.

I dressed all in purple for the holiday, starting with my darling top from Paul Lapointe, which comes in a long and short version, which I wear here, and as usual, includes a texture-change HUD that offers 16 bright and muted textures. I have to note that Paul and Bast’s textures are infinitely better than your run of the mill looks. Paul does all his mesh himself and he does it with exacting attention. The fabric wraps around to a perfect insouciant bow in back. My jeans are from Christel Morane, who is selling these sexy skinny jeans at the 100 Block in several colors. My handbag is GraceHaddington’s newest, and it includes a texture change HUD with 8 colors and an AO that allows you to wear the handbag in several poses without seeing it go through your body. I picked up my shoes from the other day and decided to wear them because Pill Kanto did such a great job!

Funny Bunnies

My fresh look comes from PeachieMuah, who loves to add dimples and ruddiness to her faces to connote a healthful glow and youthfulness. Her skins are doll-like and precious but they still work on my rather longer face. My beautiful eyes are Isabelle Requiem’s featured product at Kustom9. I have been waiting for her to come out with new ones! Finally, my big fluffy hair comes from the master of feathered and fluffy locks, Kavar Cleanslate. I clicked around on his HUDs for quite a while to find this perfect blonde, pink-tinted look and had a good time imagining the possibilities. Hoppy Easter!

Funny Bunnies

Good: finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad: finding Easter eggs at Christmas.

Hair: Exile::San Francisco Wild Fusion 2 by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at The Seasons Story *

Skin: {FF Doll} Zoe Natural _Cleavage by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – deep teal by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Top: L&B S’wear “Bianca” Camisole Cropped – Color Knit Set by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Pants: D-Style – Punky Pants w.HUD/Purple by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the 100 Block *

Handbag: [LG] Boutique-Minirosa Tote by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Peep Solid Polish (Slinks) by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: MIAMAI_Difference high pumps -luxe- magenta by Pill Kanto for Miamai *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Art: [CIRCA] – Spring Art Panels – Trio Canvas Set by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Easter Market Event *

More art: [CIRCA] – “Burst of Spring” – Art Panel 4 – Group Gift by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA] *

Candles: [C.] Pkg – “EasterLand” Eggshell Candles – Set 5 by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA] *

Starring the Showers & Flowers and Bunny Baby KittyCats by KittyCats for KittyCats

Lula

Lula

“He knew more about the death of Lula Landry than he had ever meant or wanted to know; the same would be true of virtually any sentient being in Britain. Bombarded with the story, you grew interested against your will, and before you knew it, you were so well informed, so opinionated about the facts of the case, you would have been unfit to sit on a jury.” ~ Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

Lula

I have been sitting on that quote a long time to use it for a look and it seems perfect because this look reminds me of Lula Landry, the tragically murdered model from Robert Galbraith’s/J.K. Rowling’s first book about the private investigator, Cormoran Strike. I read the book enthusiastically before I knew Harry Potter’s creator had written it—it really is well-written and incredibly enjoyable with full-fleshed characters and a great plot. Cormoran Strike is a complex and incredibly interesting man. Clearly Harry Potter isn’t the only one she has in her. Now she has a new one coming out in June and I can’t wait!

My Lula is fashionable, of course, but also gentle in the way Lula in the book was. She was not sharp, not a Naomi Campbell. She is a woman of mixed-race, adopted by a wealthy family, clearly loved by them. And loved greatly by the public as well, being beautiful and gentle as she is. So it’s a shock when she has been murdered. This gorgeous maxi-dress from Kim Lysette is a fashionista’s dream with its great silhouette and texture-change HUD (6 variations of this texture) and ridiculously inexpensive at 55L at Fi*Friday. I embellished with a gorgeous new necklace from AvaGardner Kungler, who contributes the best jewels to the grid. As always, her use of color and shape is what amazes.

Lula

My absolutely drop-dead gorgeous skin, the impetus for bringing Lula back, is from Shantia Soulstar. This was one of my favorite skins at Skin Fair this year, breathtaking in its beauty, proportions, and coloring. Her included makeups are subtle enough that the beauty of the skin and the avatar shine through. And with these gorgeous eyes from Umazuma Metaluna and this gorgeous long hair with trimmed bangs framing my face from Truth Hawks, my Lula is every bit the gorgeous, graceful model I imagined.

Lula

“He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.” ~ Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Maisy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Eyeshadow 07 and Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Lips 08 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 1) *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Maple eye – Indian Summer by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery

Dress: [LG]KC Sp14 Lego House Maxi Dress by Kim Lysette for LivGlam/K Collection, available at Fi*Friday *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Arara necklace – copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Autumn Nights Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Djinn Immortal copper by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

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

A Good Man, Understand?

A Good Man, Understand?

I’ve traveled for miles around
Seems like everybody wanna put me down
Because I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

I went down to the bus station
Look upon the wall
My money is too light people
Couldn’t go no where at all
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

The burden that I carry, oh is so heavy
It seems like ain’t nobody in this great big world
That would wanna, wanna help old B.
Hey, but I’ll, I would be all right people
Just give me a break, good things come
To those who wait, and I’ve waited a long time
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

~ “Blues Man” by B.B. King

A Good Man, Understand?

The lyrics are not about me—they are about a good man I met through SL who changed my trajectory in SL in the best way possible. Dirk Talamasca, the original Land Baron, the blues man, the Black Hat, mentor, and original FIC, is terribly ill right now. His brother has been sending reports via Dirk’s account in Facebook and has said Dirk has taken a turn for the worse. If you’re an oldbie in SL like me, you knew Dirk, probably personally as I did. He rented land to people, he mentored, he argued, he encouraged, AND he flirted shamelessly. He was a strong, lively personality that helped shape the SL we all know in so many ways no one will ever be able to list them all. I feel so unable to articulate Dirk’s importance to SL, to the community, to what we all have become. Take my word for it—he’s a big deal.

So this post is dedicated to Dirk with a blues song and a sexy look because, frankly, Dirk never shied away from enjoying being a man.

I start the look with this sexy dress from Kim Lysette at LivGlam from the K Collection. The dress comes with a HUD with 20 different textures on it so when you purchase it, you basically get the ultimate fat pack. The mesh fits well—I barely had to modify my shape for it to fit me to a T. Sexy high heeled shoes from Eboni Khan make my legs look long. (Please note, I am wearing size S feet and they fit the shoe perfectly. I can not guarantee if you use a different sized Slink foot that they will fit as well.) I used green polish on my fingernails and pink the on toenails, both from the same HUD set from Sasy Scarborough. My jewelry is one of the sets Maxi Gossamer is offering at Collabor88 with color change stones.

A Good Man, Understand?

Umazuma Metaluna is premiering this gorgeous, luscious skin at Skin Fair 2014. With bee stung lips and a blushing countenance, Uma offers the skin in 8 tones with blush and glow layers and a unique set of lip tattoos that come in different intensities so you can custom color them using the SL editor to your pleasure. I tinted my lips with a very slight orange, aiming for a natural coral.

My eye makeup is one of the bold looks that Madrid Solo is selling at Skin Fair 2014. As per her usual work, the colors are bold and arresting but not garish. The eyeliner gives a special sexiness to this look. The set includes 15 eyeshadows and 14 lipsticks.

Finally, Mirja Mills has released this gorgeous, pulled back hair with a combo of mesh and flexi prims. Paired with the widow’s peak hairbase she includes, it’s a gorgeous look with sexy curly locks.

eA Good Man, Understand?

Hey, but I’ll, I would be all right people
Just give me a break, good things come
To those who wait, and I’ve waited a long time
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HONEY* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Quiana – Bare face(honey) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Quiana Lip Intensity 3 (modified) and [theSkinnery] Quiana gloss 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at the Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) (opens March 14!) *

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress  Aqua Eye Cosmetic by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at the Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) (opens March 14!) *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Sea Salt Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ W14] Mama Said by Kim Lysette for LivGlam/K Collection *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Part-Time Boho Princess by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Nail Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 200 and Flair – Toenails Applier Slink A/E – Set 200 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High S by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Riverton Sandal Silver – Moonglow  by Eboni Khan for Hucci, available at Collabor88

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

A Good Man, Understand?

Persevere

Persevere

Of the Earth signs, Taurus most relate to an unmoving force of nature that has become wise through perseverance.

Persevere

I was born under the sign of Taurus, and I represent my sign well. Some will feel I have stubbornness, but I prefer to think of it as perseverance and steadiness. One blog I read suggested that the Taurus wants to get things done, and that pretty much sums me up. Taureans also love material things, beauty, the earth, the sensual and the grounded. “Down-to-earth” is how many describe me.

Persevere

This outfit is a perfect choice for me as a Taurean. It combines a cozy long sweater with artistically patterned leggings and sexy red heels. Made with a texture that makes the sweater seem plush and expensive, the outfit from Kim Lysette, which she has at LivGlam this weekend for 55L, is nevertheless a deal, which is important to Taureans, who like to spend on beautiful things but also want to make sure they have financial security.  My shoes, a buy at 70L, are AvaGardner Kungler’s offering at The Dressing Room Fusion. Beauty on the cheap is a great thing.

queue's hair

My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s Arcade pieces. At 50L a pop, it’s well worth it because she gives you a full array of colors in each hair and has included a darling little charm for every sun sign. She gave me the Taurus to show after I stubbornly insisted I wanted it. (Go figure.) My skin is a melange of pieces from the Aria set from Aida Ewing at the Arcade. She has configured it cleverly so you can get add-on pieces and mix and match for a great look. Pretty blue eyes from Isabelle Requiem, for the One Word event, complete the look.

Persevere

“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci (Taurean)

Hair: AD – Star Struck – TAURUS – light reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available in all 12 signs at The Arcade TODAY *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Aria skin – Asia – Combination 07 G with -Glam Affair – Aria – Eyeliner or 02-Glam Affair – Aria – Lipstick Vinta – 03 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Arcade TODAY *

Eyes: [Brixley] Woeful Eyes – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at OneWord *

Outfit: [LG]KC Winter 14- Praise You by Kim Lysette for the K Collection at LivGlam *

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

Shoes: (Kunglers) TDRF 033 – Donna pump – Cardinal by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Time Is On My Side

Time Is On My Side

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

~ “Time Is On My Side” by The Rolling Stones

Time Is On My Side

Ennui in Paris is a fine thing. It suits. A bit of rambling about one’s home with the Parisian lights twinkling below does wonders for the intellect and one’s mind. It’s how Foucault made his name, how Derrida deconstructed, how Barthes wrote his Mythologies. In a skybox like the one from Tya Fallingbridge, the Clock Tower available at FaMESHed, with its functional clock (you can set to your time and chimes on the hour) and interchangeable city scenes, including this of Paris, you can experience your own sweet time around the globe.

Time Is On My Side

I have donned a gorgeous outfit from SamanthaSJones. I love Sam’s use of color and texture in her outfits, her sense of proportion and material and pure style. Every piece she turns out is classy with well-done textures. Pink stiletto pumps from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she offers with a color change HUD for six different shoe colors, punctuate my at-home look. (I am in Paris—I HAVE to be chic, even in a state of ennui.)

As for the skybox, I can go on about the fine features of this abode, including the open stair case upon which the clock from the window is projected, the lofted bedroom and the beautifully appointed bathroom, complete with couple’s shower (functional) and his and hers sinks.

Time Is On My Side

Of course, a skybox like this can’t remain empty so I outfitted it with Tobias Convair’s sectional (seen above) from FaMESHed and Cory Edo’s terrific Ines collection, also from FaMESHed. The Branch Screen is absolutely exquisite and decorates this loft beautifully as well as the other pieces including the chair and ottoman. You can mix and match these pieces with others you have owned—they are not necessarily meant to be used together, though I show them here so you can see them (and how well they go in this loft, incidentally).

Time Is On My Side

Aida Ewing is offering a gorgeous new skin at Collabor88 in Sylvia. This time she went all out, offering several nose options, cheek makeups, eye makeups and lipsticks as well as eyebrow shades. It’s really quite a bargain, especially for such a gorgeous skin. Imagine the possibilities. I loved putting on Truth Hawks’ newest long straight ‘do, which is also at FaMESHed. I chose the teal tipped hair to match my outfit. I love that his HUDs offer so many color options.

Time Is On My Side

Go ahead, go ahead and light up the town
And baby, do everything your heart desires
Remember, I’ll always be around
And I know, I know
Like I told you so many times before
You’re gonna come back, baby

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Samira – Gingers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia  America – Base D with Glam Affair – Sylvia – Eyes Makeup 03, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick  03 D, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Cheeks 03 and Glam Affair – Sylvia – Nose 01 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Outfit: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Little To Much Hud 1 by SamanthaSJones for LivGlam *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Neon Set – Colors HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Essenz – Dallas by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Style Icon *

Free-standing poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Skybox: [PM]Pixel Mode  – Clock Tower Sky Box by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed*

Furniture and décor:

+CONVAIR+ Modern Leather Sectional.white.adult by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *

Trompe Loeil – Gilded Bed {Adult} Tan Ornate by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Trompe Loeil – Ines Floor Lamp Red Diamonds
Trompe Loeil – Ladder Shelf Natural + Books
Trompe Loeil – Ines Triangle Plate Decor Metal
Trompe Loeil – Ines Coffee Table Natural
Trompe Loeil – Ines Ottoman Atlantic {A}
Trompe Loeil – Ines Chair Atlantic {A}
Trompe Loeil – Ines Branch Screen
Trompe Loeil – Ines Wall Fountain by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, all available at FaMESHed *

Zigana . rug . stripe (modified) by Nalena Fairey for Zigana

*ionic* Northern star by lakua Arriaga for ionic, available at The Chapter Four

Violet in the Snow

Violet in the Snow

“Stars will blossom in the darkness, Violets bloom beneath the snow.” ~ Julia C.R. Dorr

Violet in the Snow

The beautiful little dark purple violet is a flower of early spring, the first color to emerge after a long winter. This beautiful coat by SamanthaSJones reminds me so much of that beautiful little flower, especially with its deep lovely brocade texture with glistening accents. The buttons, the wide collar, the pocket plackets are all a romantic’s dream. The HUD comes with color change so you are not limited to just the violet—there is a deep green, gold, etc. Get the coat—you get a HUD with six colors in total. (And secret: if you rush over there you may still find it out for 55L if they didn’t pick it up yet!)

I wore Maxi Gossamer’s lovely little dragon’s egg pendant, which she is featuring at Collabor88. The stone, as you can see, has materials features so the light plays off the surface in a way you won’t see on most jewelry. I accessorized with tights from Bax Coen and fur boots from Cerberus Noel I chose especially for this look.

Violet in the Snow

Aida Ewing is releasing a “prerelease” line of skins at The Secret Story. Get the sneak peek on this new line in several different darling makeups. And Mirja Mills is up to sleek again with her updo, made for Amita Yorcliffe for the Miss Virtual World Challenge. Side swept and sophisticated, this style finishes my look with elegance.

Violet in the Snow

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” ~ Tennessee Williams

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * AMITA* by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: – Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia – 03 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Season’s Story *

Eyes: PC Jaded Eyes – Violet – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Coat: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Trip To Your Heart by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Jewelled Dragon’s Egg – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Scalloped Wisteria long LW by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs*

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set I HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Fur Cuff Boots “Sasha” -purple- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

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