Double Trouble

Double Trouble

A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite. ~ Elizabeth Fishel

Double Trouble

There were two sisters. They both had their father’s eyes and their mother’s figure but in that the similarity ended. While one was outgoing, the other was introverted. One was naïve and trusting; the other worldly and cynical. One was dangerously silly and the other was deadly serious. (You get the point here.)

They both went shopping at Love Donna Flora when it opened at midnight. The went in opposite directions—one to the left and one to the right, covering the perimeter of the sim, going from cart to cart. One chose the sexy brocade mini dress from Kiddo Oh and clicked the HUD for a crème colored dress. The other chose the same dress but clicked for the chocolate dress. Both loved the lace system piece with the dress, the bow at the collar and hip, and the gorgeous silhouette it created. Both were also delighted that 100% of the purchase price went to Squinternet Larnia as they discovered with most everything they purchased that day.

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With poses from Olaenka Chesnokov (meant for a premiere red carpet photo op but perfectly useful for other modeling), the sisters happily wandered the sim and found gorgeous skin from Amesha Jewell. Each chose the tone she felt best suited her—one a darker skin and one a lighter but with the same makeup—a wicked cat eyeliner and glossy lips.

Their wavy tresses came courtesy of M4r1lyn Magic but as one sister was more a winter and the other a summer, they chose accordingly and tinted their hair with his handy HUD to suit their desires. When they met up on the other side of the sim, they were astonished to see each other, discovering while they had differences, much was the same.

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“I was too young that time to value her,
But now I know her. If she be a traitor,
Why, so am I. We still have slept together,
Rose at an instant, learned, played, eat together,
And wheresoe’er we went, like Juno’s swans,
Still we went coupled and inseparable.”
~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It

On one:

Hair:  ~Tableau Vivant~ Larnia – Summer by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at Love Donna Flora *

Skin: A // Flora ~ Tone 6 // Vintage Gloss [Mid Cleavage] by Amesha Jewell for Aeva // Heartsick, available at Love Donna Flora *

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Coffee (M) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: .::DD::. Dead Dollz – Love Donna Flora – Chocolat by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dollz, available at Love Donna Flora *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Love Donna Flora! Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at Love Donna Flora *

Shoes: [Gos] Eva Slingback – Colour Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses: oOo Studio: Premiere for Love Donna Flora by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at Love Donna Flora *

On the other:

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Larnia – Winter by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at Love Donna Flora *

Skin: A // Flora ~ Tone 3 // Vintage Gloss [Mid Cleavage] by Amesha Jewell for Aeva // Heartsick, available at Love Donna Flora *

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Coffee (M) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: .::DD::. Dead Dollz – Love Donna Flora – Chocolat by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dollz, available at Love Donna Flora *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Love Donna Flora! Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at Love Donna Flora *

Shoes: [Gos] Eva Slingback – Colour Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses: oOo Studio: Premiere for Love Donna Flora by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at Love Donna Flora *

Hydrangeas

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The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

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The heat this past week has made the hydrangeas burst with bloom, nodding their cumbersome blossoms in the weak hot breeze and making everything glorious. Quark Fallen has made some beautiful oversized hydrangeas on display at his sim Leroy, and so I shot photos among them.

I am pleased with this 20s-influenced look I put together. I donned the long gown from Ariadna Garrigus that includes a beautiful back strap  and a glittering beaded Art Deco-influenced pattern. I added beads from M4r1lyn Magic and used Siddean Munro’s mesh hands to show off Giela Delpaso’s great new manicure set. I love being able to paint my nails in SL. It’s like going to my local manicurist and seeing the shelves of hundreds of colors and being able to pick and choose.

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What makes the look, of course, is this 20s hair cut from Plurabelle Laszlo. The hair includes a HUD to let you change the color of the flower and the hair tie. I absolutely love how she brought Louise Brooks back to life with this cut.

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Of course the icing on the cake is Aida Ewing’s gorgeous Katya skin, being offered now at the Liaison Collective. With Aida’s characteristic style, the skin is elegant with gorgeously lined eyes, deep ruby lips and beautifully defined brows.

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ~ Claude Monet

Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai – Come to the City – Hazel by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Hair Fair 2013

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – America 04 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Liaison Collective *

Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs81-C Diva gown by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: ~Tableau Vivant~  Mina necklace by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at the Gallery Gift Shop

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

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

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

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Posh(L)black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at The Shoes Fair *

Poses by Trieste Minuet for !bang

Taken at Leroy