{ Gonna beat these winter blues.. }

bluewinter-full_finalbluewinter-close_final

Winter Solstice is upon us and December’s round at The Liaison Collaborative is embracing it in full season.  You’ll find a multitude of magical wintery items for home, garden, and fashion lovers alike.  Also featuring a few goodies that are mainstore releases, particularly this new winter coat from Blueberry that is adorable with it’s optional fur lining and tons of trim colors!  It also can be worn without the undershirt so you can pair it with your favorite Blueberry outfits!  Definitely a must have for your wardrobe this season.  One last things, if you have yet to join the VIP Group for TRUTH Hair.. what are you waiting for?  Each month, Truth Hawks sends his VIPs a new hair release exclusive to the group and you won’t wanna miss it!  This December he gave a special gift of both short and long versions with a cute beanie cap perfect to keep ya warm!  Tis the season of giving!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Alba Gacha: America 01 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Irenka w/Hat & Bangs – TRUTH **NEW** VIP Group Gift December

Top – Minnie Winter Coat – Blueberry **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Tali Leather Pants – Blueberry

Shoes – Amelia Fringed Booties – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Tiffany Necklace – Blueberry

Pose #1 – Animal Family Gacha: Fondness Prop (bench) and Wearable Falling Snow – Le Poppycock **NEW** @TLC

Pose #2 – Illa Series #5 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Solstice Retreat Building – by Nacht **NEW** @TLC

Frozen Fountain – Atelier Visconti **NEW** @TLC

Seasonal Boxwood Hedges – Botanical

Garlands & Wreaths – JIAN

Street Lamps (silver) – [ kunst ]

Farrow Walls & Gatekeeper’s Lodge (RARE) – Apple Fall

{ Golden Lotus }

goldroom_finalgoldroom-full_final

Shiny Shabby‘s Nov/Dec round ends today December 15th, so hurry over to grab up some shabby chic deals before they close up!

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Susanna (Tone 02) – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Daria (dark blondes) – OPALE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Amber Dress (bronze herringbone) – Clef de Peau **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Tallinn Booties – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – C’est Moi (gold) – Bauhaus Movement **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Megan Series #3 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

The Saint Germain Set (Bookcases, Sofa, Armchairs, End Tables, Tripod Lamp, Rug, Vase and Branches, Books *on table, Book Basket)  – Brook Hill Living **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hanging Lotus Lamp, Wood Slab Table, Tibetan Cabinet – Lucas Lameth **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Woven Leather Bench (white/natural) – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hallsey Mirror (gold), Lola Bowl (black), Brass Side Table – The LOFT

Olivine Lamps (white/gold) – Glam Affair Home

Wall Panels – Fancy Decor

Clifton Fireplace (black) – Apple Fall

House Plants – Artisan Fantasy

{ Elfed }

elfed-treetrimming_final

I’ve been a busy little elf working on getting our home and sim changed over for Winter/Christmas which is pretty amazing considering how most seasons I’m 1000% behind on. Gonna make Santa proud this year (even if I am still on the naughty list). But I’m enjoying it so much.. finally having a “home” in SL and not just a place to take pretty pictures. I was given a stern talking to about not accurately depicting how this all went down, and it’s true.  I had help from my love, Mr. Roxan and my lovely, sweetness, Cecilia, in getting all the beautiful ornaments up on the tree.  Unfortunately we were too busy chatting for me to capture that in a photo. Plus there was a blinging Freenis on the top of the tree then.  I spared you all from the horror of that. 😛 You’re welcome.

elfed_final2

STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Renee (America) w/Lipstick #5 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup – Eyeliners w/ bags – VEECHI

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic Eyes Gacha (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – Steking V5 – Mandala

Hair – Glenn II (blonds) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Emily Sweaterdress w/Scarf – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Anna Boots w/Socks – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Other – Festivat Gacha: Blinking Blitzen RARE – Remarkable Oblivion

Accessory – Gloves Necklace01 RARE – VCO

Pose Pic #1 – From Ladder Prop – Apple Fall & An Lar

Pose Pic #2 – Sits Pose #4 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Interior/Exterior Decor

Storyteller’s Burrow Gacha: Cottage (RARE) – 8f8

Douglas Fir Christmas Tree & Outdoor Seasonal Boxwood – Botanical

Black n White Christmas Gacha: Tree Lights RARE – The Loft

Assorted Tree Decorations Gachas – ARIA, Kalopsia, & Fancy Decor

Christmas Star – Figment

Hanging Mistletoe – Apple Fall

Holiday Decor ’15 Garland – JIAN

Snowmen – Dysfunctionality Designs

 

{ Will I always feel this way.. }

She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing
I never learned to count my blessings
I choose instead to dwell
In my disasters
I walk on down the hill
Through grass grown tall
And brown and still
It’s hard somehow
To let go of my pain
On past the busted back
Of that old and rusted Cadillac
That sinks into this field
Collecting rain
Will I always feel this way
So empty
And estranged?

seasons-full_finalseasons-close_final

and of these cut throat busted sunsets
These cold and damp white mornings
I have grown weary
If through my cracked and dusty
Dime store lips
I spoke these words out loud
Would no one hear me?
Lay your blouse across the chair
Let fall the flowers
From your hair
And kiss me
With that country mouth
So plain
outside the rain is tapping
On the leaves
To me it sounds like
They’re applauding us
The quiet love
We’ve made
Will it always feel this way
So empty
So estranged?

* * * * * * *

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Ella (Pale) – League **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Hair – Mahogany Gacha: V1 (Ombre 5) – Due **NEW** @Kustom9

Outfit – Carolina Wool Dress, Virginia Wool Coat, and Rain Boots – Addams **NEW** @Mainstore Release

Accessory – Brolly (white/black stripe) – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Pose – Seasons #6 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @No21

Scene

Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall

Boxwood Hedges, Brick Wall, Scrolled Wrought Iron Fencing, Vintage Porch Mailbox – Botanical

Leaves – Action

Puddle Jumper V1 – The Pose Shop **NEW** @SadNovember

Autumn Abode Gacha: Autumn Wreath – SAYO

Itchy Grass & Dwarf Forest – Alirium

Old Brown Trees – L12

{ le Salon de Musique }

… We make beautiful music together.

vintagemusicroom-full_draft

Featuring so many beautiful items I’ve collected from previous events the past few months particularly from Death Row Designs and Fancy Decor but also inspired by Birdy and Scarlet Creative‘s additions from the current round of The Arcade… I give you the music parlour!

What I’m wearing can all be found at this month’s The Liaison Collaborative. Luxuria brings out my inner starlet in her gorgeous lingerie this month, perfect with Earthstones indulgent jewelry and kitten heels by Baiastice!

Enjoy the grandness of Second Life where you can live in the lap of luxury for a fraction of the price 😉 !

vintage-close_final

STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Trinity 1.5 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Vera (Cream) – INSOL **NEW** @TheBookofDaniel

Hair – Scarlett – D!va **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Bombshell Lingerie (pink) – {Luxuria} **NEW** @TLC

Shoes –  Glamor Kitten Heels *Slink-fit (peach) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Bacall Pearl Choker, Cocktail Ring, Bracelet & Earrings – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Build – Venice Gacha: Palazzo Vinci MT Prefab (RARE), Lace Couch, Console Table – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

Boudoir Gacha: Fireplace, Mirror, Pink Rug – Birdy **NEW** @The Arcade

Mystery Mansion 2 Gacha: Gramophone – DRD **NEW** @The Arcade

Victorian Musicroom: Harpsichord, Harp, Cello, Chandelier, Seating (pink) – DRD

Music Parlor Gacha: Rug, Handel Portrait, Beethoven Portrait, Music Book – Fancy Decor

Free Spirit Gacha: Round Table (mahogony) – Tarte. **NEW** @The Arcade

Summer Moved On Gacha: Vase w/Carnations (gold) – ARIA **NEW** @The Arcade

The Nook Gacha: Crystal Candelabra (modified) – Pixel Mode **NEW** @The Arcade

Flying Papers – Kalopsia

Scattered Sheet Music – Floorplan

Milton Curtains – Apple Fall **NEW** @FaMESHed

{ we have all we need right here }

Two sexy new couples poses from oOo Studio mixed with lots of Shiny Shabby goodness makes for a classic night in at the loft apartment in the city vibe.. complete with all the drinking you could possibly need or want (courtesy of the grid’s best alcohol supplier.. Kunst Himmel).

Time for a night cap.. and then some.

Celebrations-01_FINALCelebrations-02_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Wearing (me)

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Zara M01 – Essences **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Tattoo / Applier – Flying Monkey (black) – .::Nanika::. **NEW** @Enchantment

Hair – Kabrina – Elikatira **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Outfit – Chantell Shorts & Top – Apple May **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Shoes – Perth Heels – Essenz

Accessory – Leather Belt Gloves – =Zenith= **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Zelda Gacha: Earrings & Necklace 02 (gold) – MINIMAL

Decor

Build – Concrete Haus – NOMAD

Swallow’s Nest Gacha: Soft Couch (RARE), Folding Screen, Coffee Table, Magazines, MP3 Player, Porcellain Head, Pendant Paper Lamps – [Ht:Home] **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Booze Gacha: Industrial Rolling Cart (RARE), Absolutely Vodka, Cazador Tequila, Bailey’s Bottles – [kunst] **NEW**@ShinyShabby

Twilight Decor Plant – WARM Animations

Moon Phases Decor – Mori

Sprocket Gacha: Gear Wheel Ashtray – [kunst]

Vineyard Gacha: Wine bottle w/glasses, Wine Glasses x6 – [kunst]

World Traveller’s Gacha: World Atlas Books – [kunst]

Whiskey Bottle (decor) – [kunst]

Bar Gacha: Long Island Iced Tea, Whiskey – erratic home

Inn Wine Bottles – Artisan Fantasy

Life is Noise Gacha: Classic Rug, Curtains – HAIKEI

Vivo Armchair Black, Vivo Pouf Grey, Botanic Table – Concept}

Joy Gacha: Plant – Glam Affair Home

Gentleman’s Bar Cart (modified) – Apple Fall

Covered Books – Mudhoney

Poses

Celebrations One & Two – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @CosmopolitanEvent

{ Daydreams and Lovesongs }

“A dream you dream alone
is only a dream.
A dream you dream together
is reality.”

~ John Lennon

FloweryVintage-close_FINALFloweryVintage-full_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – SIANA (midday) – [PUMENS] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Ryleigh (blondes) – Wasabi Pills **NEW** @FaMESHed

Outfit – Imogen Panties & Top (Rose) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Vintage Spring Gacha: Bow Heels w/Socks RARE – =Zenith= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Perfume Flask Necklace – Cureless **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – (in chair modified)

Scenery

Storybook Living Gacha: Bluebell Manor (RARE), Cake Tin Planter, Stacked Suitcase, White Candlestick Phone, Fresh Bouquet – Dust Bunny

White Winter Gacha: Basket Table, Beaded Lamp, Yarn Basket, Jewelry Box, Ruffle Chair – Dust Bunny

Basket Table, Camellia Potted Plant, Book Pile – Dust Bunny

Vie en Rose Gacha: Taft Chair (RARE), curtain, rug, paintings, chair, You & Me – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Une journe a la ferme Gacha: Cupboard (RARE), Basket with Pillows (UNCOMMON), flower books – KnickKnacks **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Garden Decor: Iron Crown Planter – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bookworm Gacha: Book and Glasses – CLAW **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vintage Corner Gacha: Lights & Cabinet – Apt B **NEW** @Kustom9

Vintage Crate Antique – Apt B

Rico’s Clock – Apple Fall

Vintage Gacha: Sideboard (milk) & Birdcage w/flowers – =Zenith=

{ It can’t rain forever, we’re onto better weather }

Storms cause our flowers to bloom
Clouds like the smoke in the room
My mind is not where it should be
Grey skies made a mess out of me
This pain, these problems
You know they’re not forever
My love, my sweetheart
We’re on to better weather
It can’t rain forever
Some days it will pour
Love is the best umbrella
It can’t rain forever
No-o-o-o
It can’t rain forever
No-o-o-o
It can’t rain forever

Spring-full_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Mila (pale) – Belleza **NEW** @MIX

Hair – Rain or Shine Gacha: Rain (light blondes) – Exile

Outfit – Dress – =Zenith= **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Wedges – ESSENZ **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Tulip Corolla Hairband – =Zenith=

Pose – Spring #7 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @TheLiaisonCollaborative

Scenery – HappyEnd Park Gacha: Carousel, Teacups, Parasols, Flags, Birdies, Grass – {anc.}

Farrow Walls & Flagstone – Apple Fall

{ You’re my favorite flavor }

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.” CREDITS Wearing Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya Skin/Applier – Julia (pale) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2016 Hair … Continue reading

{ Perception }

“This perception of division between the seer and the object that is seen, is situated in the mind.  

For those remaining in the heart, the seer becomes one with the sight.”

– Ramana Maharshi –

Mirror_FINAL

November 12th starts another round of GEN-Neutral, an event focused on the blurred lines of gender identity, offering everything from fashion to poses to decor items.  I’m giving you a sneak peek at a new pose prop called “Perception” from oOo Studio that will be available next week.  Sometimes what you see in the mirror looking back at you is more than just what is on the outside.  The wall mirror prop comes with 5 poses (with tall options) and their mirrored reflective poses on the other side.  I hope you enjoy playing with this as much as I did!

CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza

Skin/Applier – Medium Tone – Belleza

Hair – Last Train Home (browns) – Tableau Vivant

Outfit – Casey Sports Bra & Terri Panties (color and texture change) – Just Because

On My Reflection

Mesh Body – TMP

Mesh Head – Soft – TMP

Skin/Appliers – Clef de Peau

Hair – Last Train Home (browns) – Tableau Vivant

Pose/Prop – Perception Mirror – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @Gen-Neutral

Decor

Lekker Decor: Coffee Table, Deco Vases, Vase w/roses, Vase w/plant, Vintage Couch, Clock – Glam Affair **NEW** @Chapter4

Vertical Candles, Fall Rug 1, Nesting Tables – Fancy Decor

Atlas Moth Frame – Erratic

Tiny Frame (modded photo) – Apple Fall

Bicycle Lamp (black) – Sari-Sari

Wall Bricks (light brown) – [NO CONCEPT]