{ Once upon a fairytale.. }

“We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream.”
~ Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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Once upon a Second Life, there was this fashion princess (aka blogger chic).  She was doing really well keeping up with the fashion and decor of the ever-changing virtual kingdom.  Then suddenly real life interventions threw her for a loop, whisking her away for days and weeks, only to return to the land (sim) she loved where she was cast into the bottomless abyss of her own *gulp* inventory.  Who would save this lovely lass from such a cruel punishment as this?  Drowning in her own objects folder, she was left with no other choice but to unpack box after box only to discover treasures beyond measure.  Throwing everything on as quickly as she could and finally freeing herself of the cursed chains.  Once again emerging as the bold buxom blogger, ready to rule in royal splendor or at least show off the very latest and greatest finds on the grid.  😛

Enchantment, an event inspired by fairytales of all kinds, is now featuring fantastical goodies based on the story of “The Last Unicorn”.  The event runs from February 20th thru March 5th.  Please come by and shop for all things beauty, hair, fashion, jewelry, poses, and decor items made by some of your favorite creators!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Eirtae – LUMAE **NEW** @Enchantment

Eyes – Unicorn Eyes (plum) – .ARISE. **NEW** @Enchantment

Hair – The Twirl – .Olive. **NEW** @Enchantment

Outfit – Amalthea Dress (pink) – Purple Moon Creations **NEW** @Enchantment

Other – Princess Unicorn (headpiece) – [Noble Creations] **NEW** @Enchantment

Jewelry – Alicorn Necklace – .aisling. **NEW** @Enchantment

Pose – Amalthea #2 – Elephante Poses **NEW** @Enchantment

{ A Mother’s Love } The Secret Affair comes to a close!

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things

and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
~Agatha Christie

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Today is the last day for The Secret Affair so go Norse and get your Viking on before this round ends!

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Skin/Appliers – Estee (champagne) – TheSkinnery **NEW**

Hair – Lilla (blondes) – Pr!tty **NEW** @TSA

Outfit – Hanne Dress & Fur – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Denrys Swirled Chain Necklace – The Plastik **NEW** @TSA

Earrings – Svana – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Steel/Wood Shield – FDD Stories **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Sunny – oOo Studio

Scene

Viking Nursery Set (warm) – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @TSA

Viking Horn Candelabra – Roawenwood **NEW** @TSA

Skadi Helmet (brown) – Lulu **NEW** @TSA

Norse Lamp – Pure Poison **NEW** @TSA

Tapestry DG Decor – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TFC

Fall in Love Gacha: Wood Pile – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rustic Corner Fireplace – [DDD]

Swaddled Infant in blanket – [LILIT]

Build – Viking Farmhouse – Adi’s Workshop

{ You poor unfortunate souls.. } Enchantment is Returning!

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Enchantment is coming back in just a few short days!  Opening on August 14th, with a very “Under the Sea” theme..

Don’t be a poor unfortunate soul and miss out on this event.  It will continue until September 5th and there will also be a Hunt at participating stores for other exclusive goodies!

For now I’ll give you a sneak peek of what’s to come… if you dare!

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STYLE CREDITS

**URL will be posted once the event opens!**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Roza 03 – Glam Affair (previous Arcade Gacha)

Eyes – Anime (Aquamarine) – Dead Apples

Hair – Neria (blacks) – TRUTH

Hair #2 – Heloisa (blacks) – TRUTH **NEW**

Mesh Mouth – Kissers: Angler – .:Soul:. **COMING SOON** @Enchantment

Mesh Headfin – Syreni (center & sides) – .:Soul:. **COMING SOON** @Enchantment

Outfit – Sea Witch Gown (green) – The White Armory **COMING SOON** @Enchantment

Accessories – Shynila Bracers (black) – .aisling. (previous Gacha)

Pose (full shot) – Silver Series #2 – An Lar **NEW** @We<3RP

Pose (closeup) – Watcher of the Sea #1 – [Black Tulip] **COMING SOON** @Enchantment

Scene – Lake Chamber (add-on for Caves) – Fanatik Architecture

{ Kicking asses and taking names } The Secret Affair goes Mad..Max!

The Secret Affair has opened up again with a new round focused on all things Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic.  Inspired by the movie “Mad Max” which is making a comeback in theaters this year, designers gave us quite a fierce selection of creations.  If you enjoy the fantasy and style of survivalist roleplay, definitely come check it out!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 7 Dk Br – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Makeup – Echo Paint 10 – Zibska **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Sinistre Eyes (lifeless vamp) – Dead Apples

Hair – Faux Dreads: The End – Tableau Vivant  **NEW** @TSA

Hairbase – Ripley – Discord Designs

Piercing – Septum piercing (steel) – Cellar Door  **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Iron Maiden Collar, Shoulder, Tiara (iron) – Aisling  **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Apocalypse Harness – The Forge  **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Naimah Horns – Pure Poison  **NEW** @TSA

Top – Mad World Gacha: Corset Top (grey), bracers (RARE) – Luas  **NEW** @TSA

Skirt – Karis Skirt – Pure Poison  **NEW** @TSA

Weapon – Outlander Gacha: Axe – 22769 [bauwerk]  **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Moody Set #2 – oOo Studio **NEW** (modified hands for positioning axe)

{ These opposite sides on which we fall } NEW from The Secret Affair

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The Secret Affair is now open for it’s next round “Untamed Purity” and will run until Jan 29th.

STYLE CREDITS

Her in Black:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW** 

Skin – Amberly II (America 01F) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V3 (Silver) – Dead Apples

Makeup – Boda Facepaint Black_Gold – .ARISE. **NEW** @TSA

Hair – Arianna – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Outfit – Leather Corset & Vegan Faux Horn Headdress (black) – =Zenith= **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Thigh High Boots (Liquorice Leather) – Maitreya

Accessory – Iron Arms  (full sleeve) – PFC **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Really? – Del May

Her in White:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW** 

Skin – Sia (Artic 02A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Leaf on the Wind

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V1 (Silver) – Dead Apples

Hair – Minerva (blacks & whites) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Frostbitten Dress – -Pixicat- **NEW** @TSA

Boots – Silver Goddess Sandals – Pure Poison

Accessory – Iktharus Bracers & Arm Cuffs – Plastik **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Lyall Scarf (light 1) & Savage Winter Crown (Snow) – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Pose – The Watchers – !Bang **NEW** @We<3RP

{ Came Back Haunted }

The floor is deep
And the mouth is wide

Saw some things on the other side
Made me promise to never tell
You know me I can’t help myself no

Now I got something you have to see
They put something inside of me

The smile is red and it’s eyes are black.
I don’t think I’ll be coming back

I don’t believe it
I had to see it
I came back haunted
I came back haunted

I said goodbye but I
I had to try
I came back haunted
C-c-came back haunted

Everywhere now reminding me
I am not who I used to be
I’m afraid this is just begun
Consequences for what I’ve done, yeah

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Claudia (BFF Fair 5 Bk) – Belleza

Hair – Rat (blacks) – Soonsiki **NEW**

Eyes – Sinistre Eyes (Darkness) – Dead Apples

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Tattoo – Pray 2 Your Gods – Reckless

Outfit – Melancholy Dress, Bracers, Garter, Top Hat (Black RARE) – Remarkable Oblivion **from Arcade Gacha

Top – Caged Corset Top – Baiastice **NEW**

Heels – Ultra Platform Boots – Just Magnetized **NEW**

Jewelry – Willow Necklace & Undecim Nosering – .aisling. **NEW**

SCENE

The Altar Set (all items) – ISON Home **from Arcade Gacha

Ouaja board and Tarot Cards – * S O R G O **from Arcade Gacha

Stack o’ books – Domineaux Effect

Reading Pile – Apple Fall

Black Magic Candelabra – floorplan.

Warrior Chair (black) – CONVAIR

 Pose – 181 – Slouch *modified*

{ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes } Book Meme

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Firstly the big news here is ARCADE IS OPEN!!!  Yes, I’m late on the announcement but I’ve been pretty side-tracked with starting back to school at the beginning of this year.  It’s been requiring a great deal of my time and so I’ve had to step back from SL considerably, however, I couldn’t miss out on Arcade.  It’s truly one of my favorite events, but omgosh I just can’t ever control my spending.  Each round overwhelms me with the cuteness and creativity and I want ALL THE THINGS!  So here I had to show off to you this wonderful set of book inspired pieces from Vespertine… The bookstore building is the perfect little reader’s hideaway to become immersed into your imagination.  Make sure you take a peek at my credits below to see all the other great items that you can find at Arcade, with the exception of my outfit which is a new release from GizzA!  This dress is sexy yet flirty and can take on a casual look or go more ‘night out on the town’ as it’s available in a non-argyle more glitzy fabric as well.  The neck cowl is also optional.

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Since Ms. Strawberry Singh decided to do a book meme last week coinciding with my very literary blogpost, I thought I’d go ahead and take part!  So here you go…

  1. Are you a bookworm? – Sadly no.  I actually envy those that read regularly, getting lost in a book for hours.  I remember doing that as a young teen.  Reading a whole book in a day, but nowadays I’m lucky if i make it to page 20 without falling asleep.  I suppose it depends on the subject matter though.  I just rarely have time to do it.  And I’m one of those unfortunate people that can’t read on a plane or in a car due to motion sickness.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I think either hardcover or paperback would be my choice.  I haven’t really tried to get into electronic formats.  I have an iPad but have never downloaded a book for it.  I do read a lot of articles or magazines electronically just not books.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – Hmmm well this has changed several times over the years when I did take time to read.  But I admit I have a bit of a naughty streak for literature.  My current book is from “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice and they were recommended to me by a friend who knew I had a penchant for the risque.  They are very.. graphic yet intriguing to me.  Prior to that collection my favorite was Nicci French’s “Killing Me Softly” which is an erotic thriller.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – I really love kids’ books too.  Dr. Seuss was always a long time favorite author, particularly “Fox in Socks”. I’ve read it so much that I’m pretty fast at all the tongue-twisters.  I also love the Pigeon book series by Mo Willems because they are interactive.  And I love reading aloud to little ones using silly voices and stuff. 😛
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 from above)
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks, and Dr. Seuss
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Pearl by John Steinbeck .. I read it in the 8th grade but the story is still very much embedded in my mind.  It really emphasized to me the darkness of greed and how one decision can impact your entire life.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Well I guess you can tell I really enjoy the erotic novels, but ever since I was young I also loved suspense/mystery/thrillers because they keep my attention and excitement.  I do also love Romance /Drama because of the feels.  I don’t get into non-fiction lest I feel like I’m reading a textbook for school.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – I don’t think I have a major opinion on this.  I know a lot of people get really upset about movies butchering books, but perhaps I don’t analyze it to that extent.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – I’m sure I have… however I tend to prefer reading an excerpt of the text to get a feel for the writing style and the type of reading it is to see if I think I will like it.  A beautiful cover will always garner attention though.
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Mostly through Amazon.  I used to shop Borders or Barnes and Noble but there isn’t really one that convenient to where I live right now.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Yes, but usually more so for my children.
  13. How many books do you own? – Probably about 20-25.  Not too many really.  It’s definitely something I wish I did more of.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The social factor.  I find it very interesting what motivates people to seek out others through a virtual world platform and all the different ways you can enjoy that interaction and how fulfilling that can be for people.

I will admit this meme was a little difficult for me because I’m not as much of a bookworm as I’d like to be.  Maybe that’s something I can remedy in the future… there is something very relaxing and magical about being lost in a book I think.  If you’d like to take part in this meme, check out Berry’s Blog for more information!  Happy Reading!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Mimi (#8) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Makeup – Mimi Lipgloss (#15) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Belted Dress (Argly Plum) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Boots – Lauren Wedge Boots (leaf) – League

Bracelets – La Cubelle Fashionista MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Fameshed

POSES / SCENE

Rumi #6  – Kirin Poses **NEW**

Bookworm’s Nest Set (complete) – Vespertine **NEW** @Arcade

Ikat dhurrie rug (kohl) – Zaara **NEW** @Arcade

Ruffled Rug – Apple Fall **NEW** @Arcade

CopyCat Art – (NO) **NEW** @ Arcade

Dear John Set – Old Radio, John’s Cabinet (RARE) – O.M.E.N. **NEW** @Arcade

Bric-a-Brac Desk – Phone (RARE) – .aisling. **NEW** @Arcade

Potted Plant & Weeds – Zigana **NEW** @Arcade

Bike (RARE) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Tabby Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical