November Rain

“When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin’ when I hold you
Don’t you know I feel the same
‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain.”
–  Guns N’ Roses, November Rain

The Last Golden Rays

You know, it has to be bad when I quote the lyrics of a Guns N Roses song, but November is doing her work on my mood, strangling the golden rays of the sun and presenting a us with a gray sky and moody mien. ‘

A little color is in line, and this dress from pixivor Allen fits the bill perfectly, reminding us of the rich and beautiful colors autumn just gave us. I especially love the hem of the dress—pixivor has made a graceful and translucent skirt that doesn’t suffer from alpha clash by using the right channels and underlying it with a simple texture. It floats beautifully in the November winds and brightens the grayest day with its bold and feminine beribboned waist and sequined top. Normally a decollatage like this would aggravate me—it’s so simple and “easy.” But pixivor exceeds expectations with a clean and crisp edge and logical decoration. She didn’t default to this because it was easy; it’s SUPPOSED to be this shape.

The Last Golden Rays

My skin is a new offering from Syndel Daviau. Syndel has tried to enter a pretty competitive environment among skin makers, and she admittedly uses mostly photosourced pieces for her skins. But her recent Lorena set is certainly up for the challenge with its smoky eyes and optional makeups. Syndel opted to offer blush sets, an aging set, and a freckle set for the tattoo layer, which is a different strategy than most skin makers.

The Last Golden Rays

“November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” ~ Emily Dickinson

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

Skin: Lorena_Make4_Bald_FB with [TS] Lorena Blush 1 by Syndel Daviau for Tribal Soul *

Dress (with Shoes): (AlaFolie) LADY  CHOCOLAT longue by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

Necklace: Mariposa: Jewels: Amorphis – Aquamarine by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa

Wicked Fishing

Another in a seeming series of black and wicked outfits. I am beginning to wonder if this is some sort of unconscious response to all the pretty mermaid outfits I did last week.


This outfit, once featured as the outfit in the fishing pond at DV8 (I kid you not), is my choice of sin today. With its sweetheart neckline, sexy off-shoulder sweater and shorty short flirty flexi skirt, this is an outfit made for sin.. but only in the sweetest way. Let me remark here that Vasha Martinek has further expanded on this outfit by making several colors of the tank that goes with this. She has this entire outfit (29 pieces which include a number of tops, jeans, this skirt, and the boots) and several colors of the boots on sale as well.


I show it with a skin from Syndel Daviau, who showed at the Fantasy Faire. (Yes, I thought I was done too, but clearly not, because Syndel deserved her day.) Worn on my usual shape, the nose on this shape shows itself a bit differently, so my facial structure seems very changed. I really like the eyebrows (and remember, I am an eyebrow freak), and the coloring of the eye shadows is hauntingly beautiful. Syndel also chooses a decolletage with what might be called “enhanced” breasts. Many women in SL like this look; it’s not my usual but it suits this outfit perfectly.


Finally the boots, also made by Vasha Martinek and also once part of the fishing expedition at DV8. (When have you ever gone fishing and HOPED you would get the boot?) She is serving up 13 (!) additional colors of these boots and yes, they can be purchased separately.


Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Queen of damnation/midnight by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs

Skin: [TS] Season 1 – Dark – Make 1 by Syndel Daviau for Tribal Soul Designs *

Outfit (including boots): GO FISH! +DV8+ Bad Poetry by Vasha Martinek for DV8 *

Ring: P.C; Black Pearl Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Boots: +DV8+ Morrhigan Bitchboots – Blood Vasha Martinek for DV8 * (if purchased separately)