Balance

Balance

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

Balance

I took a springtime walk at Nusquam, enjoying the windlight through the trees and the warming spring air on the sim. I went for a black and white look to combine some fun pieces from The Project Se7en and Shiny Shabby. First is this dress/shirt combo from Larcoco Mathy for the Project Se7en that includes a HUD with a ton of choices for the inside dress. Then I pulled on funky socks made by BerthaWeiss, also at The Project Se7en, which has resizable garters that include a HUD for color choices. I am wearing some funky platform shoes from Pill Kanto for Shiny Shabby, a double balance on the train track at Nusquam. Mea Carnell’s stylish necklace for SaNaRae adds some circles to all my stripes.

Balance

Shyla Diggs is rocking the appliers lately and has come out with another applier for the Catwa heads, this one new for the Mix Event and absolutely gorgeous. With several eye makeup and lipstick choices, it’s a great look on the Annie head. Shylah Honey has been cranking out some darling looks lately and this wavy casual ‘do for Fameshed is perfect for this spring day.

Balance

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Loryn Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Mila Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available for the Mix Event *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: ::C’est la vie !:: Sheila JK(white) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie!::, available at The Project Se7en *

Necklace: Meva Cyoko Necklace black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at SaNaRae *

Socks: .EMBW. Joker Socks – Strips and Diamonds by BerthaWeiss for .EMBW., available at The Project Se7en *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat V2.4 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_KukiSlipper – Artic by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses: -no wow- [balance] by Lisbeth Gummibaum for –no wow-

Taken at Nusquam

Balance

Taking It

Taking It

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ~ Roseanne Barr

Taking It

I got my slave boy out (my male alt) and dressed him up for today’s photos because there were some great poses from Olaenka Chesnokov and Luna Jubilee and other things at ROMP I found, and I was loving my look. Start with this top from Annette Voight from ROMP, which I paired with a skirt from an outfit ValentinaEvangelista recently came out with and boots from Saki Galiazzo. Then I found these fishnet appliers from Bax to pull together the look. Mr. Alt has the sexy collar from Cheerno Destiny at ROMP and a harness that Baileymonster featured at ROMP a couple rounds ago and now has in her store. I think I made him into a right sexy pet.

Taking It

My skin news for today is Dam1710’s applier for the Catwa Annie head, a beautiful east Asian look that went on beautifully and takes Catwa’s makeup options quite nicely. I was pleased with the look of the skin on the face and body and look forward to seeing more of David’s work. My hair is a short unisex cut from Dura that just topped this look perfectly and added a sexiness to my girl that went beyond bows and ringlets.

Taking It

On Her:

Hair: *Dura-B&G*65 HAIR – DARK COLOR by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: L’Etre Skin Shop – Xiaoyu Skin [Buttermilk Tone] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Top: [Decoy] Rosy Peek – Black Top (Maitreya) by Annette Voight for [Decoy], available at ROMP

Skirt: :V.e. Bridget Leather Mini MAITREYA FIT Charcoal by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture

Earrings: . aisling . Tortuga Princess Earrings by Druunah Esharham for .aisling

Bracelet: [Avenge] Wires bracelet – black/silver/black RARE by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at OMGacha *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fat Pack 1 Appliers by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Boots: H@S Belladonna Boots – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

 

On him:

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Bennett Non-Rigged Mesh by Tommy Fairplay for*~*Damselfly*~*

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – hairy_stubble_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Collar: [NO!Project] NeckLace SLAVE by CheerNo Destiny for No!Project, available at ROMP

Harness: [ abrasive ] Primal Studded Harness Black by baileymonster for [abrasive]

Jeans: Lenox 2015 Denim Mens by Leviathan Flux for Lenox

Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Male Feet Flat V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

 

Poses:

!bang – domme by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at ROMP *

oOo Powerful Four c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at ROMP *

oOo Powerful One c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at ROMP *

 

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taking It

Let It Grow

Let It Grow

From a tree a forest grows
It could turn into anything
It’s ok to let it grow
Let it grow into everything

~ “Let It Grow” by Maximum Balloon

Let It Grow

I went over to the Garden of Whimsy because I was feeling some whimsy today in this dolly look from Moonbubble Gothly. First there is this darling coat dress she is giving away for 10L (!) for the Cupcakes Anonymous Hunt. With pretty flounces and a soft pink look, the dress is a perfect dolly dress up. I paired Moonbubble’s cute dolly platforms with the dress, all bows and buttons. Cate Ying has a gacha at N21 that broke my bank as I was trying to get the last rare of the set. I aced the texture change mitts and the fuzzy collar right off and then got lots of commons that were passed out to the Skin Addiction group with lots of squeals.

Let It Grow

Sora Ashbourne features these cute ponytails as her item for Shiny Shabby. With a number of tones per HUD, including more variegated textures like this one, they are perfect Cindy Brady ponytails. Deesselle Destiny probably intends her skins to be used for more sophisticated looks but with a touch of blush and a lighter lip on the Catwa Jessica mesh head, I almost pull off this sweet look. (I did apply eyeshadow, though.)

Let It Grow

Hair: [monso] My Hair – Poppy /Light Blonde (no material) by Sora Ashbourne for [ monso ], available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: DS’ELLES-(WEAR) Applier Catwa head mesh- KELLIE –PORCELAINE by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles *

Eyes: /// offbeat /// My Little Mermaid Eyes 03 by bonnietriendle for offbeat

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

Dress: [ bubble ] Lolita Long Coat by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], *

Choker: ~{ V I N C U E } Kittie+Choker [Gold] – RARE by Cate Ying for { V I N C U E }, available at N21

Gloves: ~{ V I N C U E } Kittie+Gloves [SlinkSplayed] – RARE by Cate Ying for { V I N C U E }, available at N21

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Splayed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [ bubble ] Dolly Platform Shoes -All In One by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Garden of Whimsy

Let It Grow

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…”

Harper Blog 1_002

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.

Harper Blog 1_003

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

Evening Stroll

Evening Stroll

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas. ~ J.K. Rowling

Evening Stroll

I took a stroll in the snow after a party the other evening. I felt pretty and festive during this week between Christmas and New Year especially with my new coat from Ariadna Garrigus, which comes with a texture change HUD that includes several gorgeous looks. I opted for the safe red with black to match my pretty little shoes from Apple May, which are her exclusive at Shiny Shabby. The only downfall to these shoes? They only are available for Slink feet. I got a pretty neck bow from Jellyroll on MP to echo the whole black bow thing I have going on and have a spiffy handbag from Aikea Rieko for Shiny Shabby.

Evening Stroll

Marcopol Oh is offering this skin at Shiny Shabby for the LeLutka heads and I opted to wear it on the new Simone. It comes with several lipsticks and eyeshadows but I preferred to apply a shadow from Izzie Button. Dressy earrings from AvaGardner Kungler, also for Shiny Shabby, give some holiday kick to my outfit. And Mina Nakamura’s casual but sophisticated cut for Tres Beau gives a sort of casual touch to an otherwise sophisticated look.

Evening Stroll

Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Tres Chic *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: Clef de Peau Blu Tan LeLutka appliers by marcopol Oh for Clef de Peau, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyeshadow: Izzie’s – LeLutka Extra Eyeshadow Applier Hud (Sophee) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Eyes: {D.A} Striking Eyes – Branch by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Coat: ***ArisAris~Gara21~Reversibly Silken Coat~Fitted Mesh by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Neck bow: Bowtique – Necktie by Jellyroll for Bowtique

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Black by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Handbag: :[P]:- Lore Bag [Left Hand]:// Noir by Aikea Reiko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: She’s So Fancy (Slink) – Black by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Flutter Memel for flowey

Photos taken at ROHA Park

Evening Stroll

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. ~ Dylan Thomas

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

This is my brother. Ok, in RL I don’t have a brother but in SL, I have someone who functions as one. Not in that sticky icky hearts and flowers in my profile way. More like that annoying IM me with foolishness and stupid names like “smeg” and “fart blossom.” The one who will trash me one minute and go after anyone who looks at me funny the next. There is, of course, constant bickering and arguments about who is to do what and when. Like shoveling.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, my brother needs to be the one who has to go out to do the shoveling. It’s only fair. The pose set from Kay Weston for FROST is more ideally fitted to him (*cough* no one needs to tell him the shovel position can be modifed).  And of course I can sit by sipping my hot cocoa and watching and tell him where he’s missed a spot. It’s the natural order of things.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, if he was a little misaimed in throwing the snow, it would hit me and get all over my new sweater, the gift Sanura Snowpaw made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for yesterday. It includes a texture change HUD so you can wear this snowflake in several colors. My tights are stocking appliers from Ashton Tryce at FROST. They are awesome snowflake tights for any holiday outfit. My little boots are one of Chantal Mynx’s creation for FROST. My brother is wearing a horrible Krampus sweater from Parallax and a matching hat that he got on MP. (Because, you know, no reason to be cute and festive. Always have to bring things down, right?)

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

My brother is wearing today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a beard from ReishiProphet, available in two styles and several hair colors including a tintable beard. (I tried making it green but, yeah, don’t go there.) This is a tattoo layer and is a gift for MEN, who seem to get short shrift in the gift department in SL during the holidays. He is wearing it over the Emerson skin from ReishiProphet but it can be worn with any skin and look just as awesome.

I am sporting Lara Hurley’s lovely new skin with an included winter blush, which is just lovely. I love the brows, lips, eyes. Well I love it all and it’s fantastic on my system shape. Bubbles Clawtooth is featuring two hairs with texture-change hats at Collabor88 with winsome hair styles. Please note brother and sister have the same eyes from Constance Daehlile. We got them from our dad.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Brother:

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – trailhair_clean_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro

Beard: -NIVARO- Beards – Shaggy_hard_black by ReishiProphet for Nivaro, available December 16 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Sweater: [Phunk] Krampus Sweater by Parallaxx for Phunk

Jeans: [ h ] Classic Jean – Mesh – Washed Blue – HighRise – W/belt by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

Hat: [Phunk] Holiday Knit Hat by Parallaxx for Phunk

Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: [ h ] Trail – Men – Chocorua Brown – Short by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

IE – Snowed in by Kay Weston for Image Essentials, available at FROST *

 

Sister:

Hair with hat: Clawtooth: Winter Song – Light Ombre Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Lara Hurley-Rie /Midtone with Lara Hurley-Rie winter blush&glow and Beauty marks by Lara Hurley for Lara Hurley

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Flurry {Fitmesh Maitreya} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :., available December 15 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Tights: AVICANDY Snowflake Knit TIghts by Ashton Tryce for AVICANDY, available at FROST *

Nail appliers: [LB O Tannenbaum Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme, available in the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: L&B Swear WOMENS “Frost” Coin Necklace – Lara Fit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at FROST *

Booties: {MYNX} Bootie – Fur Liner Deer by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Frisland

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

The Color of Truth

The Color of Truth

“The color of truth is gray.” ~ Andre Gide

The Color of Truth

The season is turning to gray, both at events and on sims. I visited the new Furillen build by Serene Footman, inspired by the RL Furillen hotel, to see a widely gray scene based on the “brutal beauty of post-industry with the natural splendor of Gotland island.” It’s a beautiful place for photoing, of course, and I will probably return again and again as I do with most of Serene’s builds. The Shiny Shabby inspiration theme is gray as well. I wore this darling outfit from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which is a one-piece mesh look that includes a texture change for the skirt, so you purchase the sweater color and you get a variety of skirts to match via the HUD. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s chic boots for Geeks n Nerds keep me safe from the snow while looking chic and Christel Morane’s bucket bag for Boho Culture Fair has a fabulous texture change HUD to mix and match the bag, handle, and ribbon for an ideal look.

The Color of Truth

Shyla Diggs has brought her beautiful art to the Catwa Jessica head and it’s breathtaking. With fine features, luscious lips and Shyla’s absolutely gorgeous eye makeups, the face is transformed and becomes unique. With face framing bangs from one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s new hairs, it’s a stunningly beautiful look. Bastchild Lotus has made a beautiful necklace for the gachas at the Freak Show, one that comes with a center piece with all the cards of the tarot and if you get one of the two rares, you get a HUD with texture change for the beads AND for the center cards. It’s well worth pumping some change into the gacha to try to get it.

The Color of Truth

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Brinley” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Keira Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Smoke by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Outfit: ::C’est la vie !:: Noella dress(oriental blue)- by Larcoco Mathy for C’est la vie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: L&B Swear (C) “Celtic Heart” Tarot Necklace  (RARE) by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Freak Show *

Handbag: :: D-Style – Bucket Bag w.HUD :: by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Boho Culture Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Belleza – Gemstones Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Tennessee by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Geeks n Nerds *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Furillen, assembled by Serene Footman

The Color of Truth