Orange Crush

Bah! The best part of fall has passed and now it’s all early evenings and drizzle (with some sleet today) and the unbeautiful side of the season. (It’s like going from the center of Paris to the outskirts, going from a beautiful magical land to face the hard cold reality about how things gotta be.) So I am going to put on a little orange to chase the ugliness away.

Orange Crush

I start with an orange shrug over a funky t-shirt. The shrug is a masterpiece from Cerberus Noel (and free at her store in this iteration). Look closely and each ruffle is individually and perfectly textured with a border running along the ruffle. The sleeves are the same and the back has a pretty scallop in back. Honestly, I would knit this if I could. The top, from Toast Bard, lends a sort of modern bohemian feel to the look, especially paired with this bold skirt from sato Yifu.

Orange Crush

I am wearing a pretty little necklace and earrings from Trixie Bumbo who has really upped her game recently with a new assortment of jewelry in different styles. They compliment my as-always gorgeous skin from Mallory Cowen, made specifically for redheads. And what a redhead I am in Truth Hawks’ copper color.

Orange Crush

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Hair: >TRUTH< Eva – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 02 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for LAQ *

Shrug: *GF* Ruffle Bolero (middle) -pumpkin- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Top: (fd) Sparrow Shirt by Toast Bard for fashionably dead

Skirt: *KUROTSUBAKI* flexible_skirt_yellow by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Necklace and Earrings: *Primagine* I <3 Autumn Necklace and Earrings by Trixie Bumbo for *Primagine* *

Bangles: /artilleri/ brazil bracelet *oranges* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/ (no longer available)

Boots: (Shiny Things) Ginger Boots – cinnamon by Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things)

Sunday Kind of Love

I want a Sunday kind of love
A love to last past Saturday night
And I’d like to know it’s more than love at first sight
And I want a Sunday kind of love
~ Etta James, Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday Kind of Love

On Sunday, you want something easy to wear, something cool, something that doesn’t need a lot of thought but looks good. This outfit from Nyte Caligari fits the bill perfectly with its breezy blouse over a simple bra and rolled up capris. Her use of prims is sparing and well-placed. Her system pieces are dead on. Nyte made the first outfit I actually spent linden on in SL, and to this day, I am happy with it. She has continued her excellent work with separates and coordinates built for Sundays.. and Mondays, Tuesdays, and so on..

Sunday Kind of Love

I wear it over a new skin from sachi Vixen, the Eve of us all. (She did all the newbie skins our new friends wear when they are born.) The skin is hand-drawn with care, showing a woman with certain character and ease. I show it with an eyeshadow from her new makeup counter at Adam n Eve where you can purchase eye shadows, lipsticks and eyelashes to overlay your existing skins.

And check out my earrings—aren’t they cute. Trixie Bumbo sent them over when she gave out her group gift. Trixie’s gearing up for Jewelry Fair and I am excited to see what she will be offering.

Sunday Kind of Love

I don’t want a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, Friday or Saturday
Oh nothing but Sunday oh yea
I want a Sunday Sunday
I want a Sunday kind of love

Hair: Kin-Cricket-[Blonde] by Kin Keiko for Kin

Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Bianca t3 – Natural by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Makeup: Adam n Eve Eyeshadow Lemongrass by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Outfit: Nyte’N’Day Clothing – Bandeau – Yellow by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day

Earrings: *Primagine* Gypsy Hoops Gold Autumn by Trixie Bumbo for Primagine *

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Women’s Espadrilles – Beach Sand by Renee Harvy for Duh!

In the East

Vlinder Reitveld has to be a very interesting woman. If you read her profile, you find that she is currently “Hunkered down in Bangkok and staying out of the warzone til Thailand gets its act together.  Next stop, Delhi in June.. maybe Turkey after that.” As she travels, she teaches women in these countries about technology entrepreneurship. She says her main source of income comes from making clothing in SL. She uploads her work, sets it for sale, and helps her SL customers out as she finds internet cafes. Wow. If nothing else, this should prove not every person in SL is a fat guy sitting at the computer in his parent’s basement.


Vlinder clearly catches inspiration on her travels, this from India with the choli and dupatta. With its magnificent texture based on Northern Indian artistry (called “Zari,” according to a friend of mine), her combination of sculpties, prims and system pieces creates a beautiful outfit befitting a woman of grace and gives us a peek at the wonders she sees on her travels.


Vlinder takes it a little farther by offering add-ons to the basic Ghagra Choli so one can exhibit more modesty with portions of the Modesty Add-on (which includes a veil, which I decided to forego), as I do above, or show more skin, as I do below with her Arabia Add-on (purely an outfit of imagination). She offers this set of ensembles in 6 colors. I wear with a pair of great shoes from moon Ling, which are called “naagra,” according to my expert authority.


I struggled because I wanted to wear a beautiful, darker-toned skin that had a hair base. I finally found Mallory Cowen’s Tasha in Nougat in my inventory, and it fit the bill perfectly. With the exotically shadowed eyes, the glowing skin tone, and the perfect wisps of hair from the hair base, this skin suited both the modest and the less modest looks perfectly.

In the East

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu

Hair: !lamb. Bang Bang Bob – Ink by Lamb Bellic for lamb.

Skin: LAQ ~ Tasha2 – 04 [Nougat] Glow skin (hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Outfit: Eila Ghagra Choli by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition *

Earrings: *Primagine* Maja Gold Earrings by Trixie Bumbo for Primagine

Shoes: ::: MOON ::: 1001 Nights Slippers Cocoa by moon Ling for :::MOON::: *

It’s Golden

Part of living life is that feeling of bleah that sometimes creeps over. I had it yesterday. We really are living in tough times—people are out of work, oil is leaking like mad in the Gulf, a whole country in Europe is going bankrupt, we are still engaged in war, SL seems a mess, a friend passes away—should I go on? *sigh*

But then, as it always does, the sun rises to the next day. The flowers in my windowboxes are growing already and reflecting their color into my bedroom. The neighbor’s birds squawk joyfully (cockatoos next door—don’t ask). The weather is beautiful! I log in and someone makes me laugh right off with her stories. A newbie I once helped sends me one of her creations, and it’s absolutely amazing. I hear from a dear friend who I had thought I had lost to the aether of the internet, and he has a new wonderful job. I am so happy for him. It’s all golden. It really is.

It's Golden

The golden today starts with Sysy Chapman’s 69L dress from this week. With its two-toned top, cute halter and darling wavy prim skirt, this is a cute dress for bopping around the grid.

I accessorize with bracelets from Babyhoney Bailey which I have had for a while and loved. I would wear these in real life—they are very chic with their abstract textures.

It's Golden

What makes me even happier is wearing Tuli Asturias’ new skin with a new hair from Lamb Bellic. I love this low gathered ponytail with the strands escaping, the fullness of the ponytail. I have already given my review of Tuli’s new skins.. *happy sigh*

It's Golden

There’s always another day… always.

Hair: !lamb. Lost – Kit Kat by Lamb Bellic for lamb.

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/br) :: 05b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: SYSY’s HDH wk 29 – Peachy 69 dress by Sysy Chapman for SYSY’s

Earrings: * *Primagine* Victoria Set by Trixie Bumbo for Primagine

Bracelets: Djinn & Tonic – CoCo Bangle and CoCo Blvd Bangles with Skinny Bangles by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Shoes: ::Mine!!! Carla Heels_Brown/Gold by Marcy Susanowa for ::JustMine!!

Happy Mother’s Day

This is really one of the best days of the year for me at this time in my life. I am bookended between my own mother and my son, so I get the deep pleasure of thanking my mom for giving me a life and thanking my son for making me a mom. There are a lot of us on the grid: mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, mother figures. Second Life is very much a women’s place.

Happy Mother's Day

So I show with happiness this ensemble that makes me feel the flowers of spring and reminds me of the gifts so many creators bring to SL. First of all, Nicky Ree offered this lovely top (which includes orange pants but I show it as a dress) as a Mother’s Day item this weekend for only 50L.

Happy Mother's Day

I wear it with a jewelry set from Trixie Bumbo. The colors and beads are perfect for this top—cheerful and bohemian. It’s very well made—doesn’t look like jewelry machine work.

The skin is a lovely gift from Tuli Asturias for the first anniversary of The Deck, a shopping area in SL. I have gone on about the beauty of Tuli’s skins before, particularly this line which has made it easy to be a beautiful East Asian woman in SL.This is a true gift, being able to get this skin. I encourage everyone to grab it—if you can get in. Took me forever. And it’s only available through today.

Happy Mother's Day

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.

Hair: Exile Carly/hazelnut by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Sayuri tone 2 :: The Deck LE (a) by Tuli Asturias for Tuli available only at The Deck this weekend

Dress: *DNR* Janice Pretty in Casuals (Orange) M day by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Necklace and Earrings: * *Primagine* Victoria Set by Trixie Bumbo for Primagine

Shoes: Pump(kin)s from Shiny Things by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things