{ Elfed }

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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.

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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

 

{ le Salon de Musique }

… We make beautiful music together.

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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 😉 !

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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

{ Dance of flowers }

“Let us dance in the sun wearing wild flowers in our hair.”
~Susan Polis Schutz

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Beautiful boho meets flower child who beats to her own drum.. With inspiration from The Secret Affair‘s current round open now until July 28th.  Creators have spoiled us this time with some gorgeous lush fabrics and exotic prints sure to brighten up your summer.  Dance (and shop) like no one is watching! 😛

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Slink

Skin / Applier – Olivia (Jamaica 01) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Epiphany

Makeup Applier – Glamour Shine Lipsticks for Catwa – INSOL

Accessory – Bloon Septum Ring – [ Z O O M ]

Eyes – Eyes #4 – [Whatever]

Hair – Dune (browns) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Top – Mandala Top (gold) – Les Encantades **NEW** @TSA

Bottom – Zoila Skirt #1A – Sweet Lies **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Elena Crown & Shoulders (blue/gold) – Una **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Nascha Wristbands – Wicca’s Wardrobe **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Dreamcatcher #1 & 2 – Elephante Poses **NEW** @TLC

Bohemian Table – PPK **NEW** @TSA

Joy Gacha: Plants & Wood Lanterns – Glam Affair Home **NEW** @Chapter4

Llias Kentia Palm Planters – Aria & The LOFT **NEW** @C88

Gardenhouse Flowerpots – DRD *modified

Fire Urn – Rustica

{ Because you’re mine }

I put a spell on you
Beause you’re mine
You better stop the things you do
I tell you, I ain’t lyin’
I ain’t lyin’
You know I can’t stand it
Your runnin’ around
You know better daddy
I can’t stand it ’cause you put me down
Oh, no
I put a spell on you
Because you’re mine
You know I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you anyhow
And I don’t care if you don’t want me
I’m yours right now
I put a spell on you
Because you’re mine

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Estelle Gacha: America 01 – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Temptress Eyes (blue) – [UMEBOSHI] **NEW** @C88

Hair – Chic (reds) – [Entwined] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Femme Fatale Dress (blue) – Pixicat **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Erica Heels (black) – Just Design **NEW** @Uber

Accessories – Melissa Earrings, Ring and Headpiece – LaGyo **NEW** @C88

Pose – Formality #2 – oOo Studio **NEW**

Scene

Babette Bar Console, Chairs, Lamps, Wall Art, Martini Glasses, Vodka, Ashtray – ARIA & The LOFT **NEW** @C88

{ Talking Body } NEW from Belleza & Uber!

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin/Appliers – Claudia for Uber (Tan 02 Blk) – Belleza **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Rajana (dk browns) – MOON. **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Luna Eyes (dark grey) – {S0NG}

Tattoo – Haze – RECKLESS. **NEW** @Uber

Top – Jaya Top – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @Uber

Bottoms – Cropped Harem Pants (pink) – Miss Chelsea **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Aurora Earrings & Nosechain – CerberusXing **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Nidhi belly piercing, bangles & headpiece (aqua) – Izzie’s **NEW** @Uber

Scene

Jodhpur House (RARE) – ZAARA [home] **previous Arcade gacha

Gila Hanging Lounger & Floor/Wall Pillow – Junk. **NEW** @Uber

Deva Side Table & Lotus Candles – [ARIA] **NEW** @Uber

Lotus Spa Pendant Lights – CheekyPea **NEW** @Uber

Pose – Certainty – Inertia

{ The Tourist } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
~St. Augustine

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Hi lovelies!  I’m happy to announce the May round of Shiny Shabby is open and ready for all you shopaholics to indulge and stock up your inventories on the latest shabby chic items for Spring/Summer from awesome designers across the grid. There were truly so many wonderful new items that I wanted to show off as many as I could and put together this little scene reminiscent of travels through Europe “Eat, Pray, Love” style.

Your shopping adventure awaits! Happy spending! ❤

CREDITS

Wearing

Mehs Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Beth (Med 03 Br) – Belleza

Hair – Myrtle – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Luisa Top (aztec 2) & Boyfriend Jeans (medium blue) – SPIRIT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Sandra Sandals – Pure Poison **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Irinia ring set – ieQED

Jewelry – Katya bangles (fresh) – Earthstones

Accessory – Whiskey Flask & Holster – [kunst] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Haight-Ashbury Bag (chestnut) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Phone #5 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Build – La Primavera Toscana Gacha: Mansion, Manor, Walls, Hall & Clay Pots – 8f8 *previous gacha*

Hyacinth Bistro Tables/Chair & Strawberry Plants – [ARIA] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

La Cantina Gacha: Wine bottle set (used) – *YS&YS* **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Helium (Balloon Tank) – Breno **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old & Rusted Gacha: Ladder & Hanging Rags – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Unique Vintage Deco Gacha: small branch (blue) – [Toiz] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Paper Diamond Curtain 2 – Boogers **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Lake Couch (red) – CONCEPT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Door Screens – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ His & Hers }

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CREDITS

“His” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

The Infamous Armchair, Books, Pillows, Chess Set & Globe – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Bean Bag Chair w/Blanket (coffee) – Consignment & Floorplan **NEW**

Industrial Lamp, Antique Art, Masculine Bar, Banana Tree, Monogram Suitcases – Apple Fall **NEW**

Old Radiator & Vintage Camera Light – Junk. **NEW**

Cream Animal Rug – Junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Stone Fireplace & Fireplace Blankets – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Hanging Sheer Drape & Cigar Lounge Decor – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Langdon Table – CONVAIR **NEW**

“Hers” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

Stone Fireplace – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Cream Animal Rug – Junk.**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Bed – Pixel Mode **NEW**

Upcycled Armchair (blue), Porcelain Vase of Flowers, Little Rusty Lantern – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Shabby Table – HIDEKI **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Apothecary Cabinet – tarte. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Writer’s Desk (pink) – floorplan. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Vesna Vintage Slipcovered Chair & Decorative Tea cup – ARIA **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Little White Cabinet & Walking Sticks – junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Table Chandelier, Carpets, Ballet Shoes on Pillows – GA Home **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

the pea princess’s DIY bookstack – [ keke ]**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Print Rollscreen – {anc} **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Alicia Set: Mirror, frame, brush jar & makeup stand – MudHoney **NEW**

{ What makes a happy home }

I’ve been making a new home in SL the last couple weeks… in between trying to get work done on other things.  Before this I would log in on a platform in the sky somewhere surrounded by pose stands and random objects.  I bet many of you know this scenario well.  Those that do photography or blog, or even build… logging into a platform is pretty common. I would set a scene on this corner or that, take a photo, tear it down… it was always just temporary.  It’s been almost a year since I’ve had anything that resembled a real home in SL that actually stuck around, a place where I could invite people and say “this is my place” and not be embarrassed by the barren wasteland that I paid tier on every month.  So it was time to lay down roots and move in.  The fall always inspires me to decorate, in both RL and SL… as even my RL home is full of the warmth of fall colors.  I love the earthy browns and natural textures and fabrics, distressed pieces, and knotty wood floors.. and lots of windows dappled with sunlight.

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On a cool crisp day with the leaves rustling just outside, there is still a cozy home full of warmth, where lazy puppies snooze and curious kitties play. Oh!  And there is always a steamy cup of coffee waiting for me…

…In my dreamy autumn home.  My happy happy home.

CREDITS

Meribel House (RARE) – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

Meribel Day Sofa – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

 Love Curtain with Pole – Scarlet Creative **from past Arcade Gacha

Sleepy Puppy (RARE) – Ispachi **NEW** @The Arcade

Breakfast Tray – Ispachi **NEW** @The Arcade

Cats in Motion #5 and #9 – (Fashionably Dead) **NEW** @The Arcade

Stacked Envelopes, leaf herbarium book, knitting basket – {vespertine} **NEW** @The Arcade

Gilt Frame, Frame Shelf, Carriage Shelf – Apple Fall **NEW** @The Arcade

Strung Branch Pendant Light, Recycled Wood Parquet Table, White Iris – Apple Fall **NEW** @C88

Pumpkin Clonch (Colours) – Apple Fall **NEW** @H&G Expo RFL Item

Milan Lounge (Crisp Linen), “Home Sweet Home” Heart, Reading Pile 25, Fashion Trunk (Classical) – Apple Fall

Leather Pouffes (cafe & chestnut), Floorwood Table, Cigars – Zigana **NEW** @TMD

White Rug – Zigana

Holden Radiator – [ARIA] **NEW** @FaMESHed

Gretchen Vintage Rug (cream) – [ARIA] **from past Arcade Gacha

Old School Wire Baskets – Sari-Sari **NEW** @The Arcade

Radio 1A579-A – Seven Emporium **NEW** @The Arcade

Old Floor Lamp (bronze) – Tarte. **NEW** @The Arcade

Constance Potted Orchids – DIGS

La Petite Joie Cafe – Hat Rack – 8f8 **NEW** @The Arcade

Engineer Boots (Dark Brown) – (Sleep Eddy) **from past Arcade Gacha

Artist’s Cabinet – Cheeky Pea **past FLF Item

{ A Morning without Coffee is like a Day without Sunshine }

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 Life has had me pretty busy lately… all work and no play can make Trin a dull girl and we can’t be having that.  So sometimes it’s good to just stop, take a deep breath, and de-stress.  Anyone that knows me knows that I have an affinity to coffee (that’s a fancy way of saying, I love it… a lot 😛 ) and if I don’t get my morning coffee life can be pretty rough.  It’s therapeutic really.  So I think we can all agree, I should not be denied that simple pleasure.

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I’m also gonna throw out a few other tidbits about me as well, and why I chose this particular scene/theme… I am a girly girl, I love pink, and I love pajamas.  So there, I said it.  The cute new PJs are from Blacklace and naturally I would snag my favorite color. Perfect for lazing about in the early hours when procrastinating the day’s to-do list.  That’s something I’m oh-so good at.

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I went ahead and took the liberty to girly up this beautiful mesh house by Barnesworth Anubis and what better way to do that was to add the ultra feminine vanity set from Tres Blah at the Arcade!  This was the ONLY collection I got the complete set of at the Arcade and I’m so excited about it.  So detailed and well thought out.

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Now if you don’t mind, I might just snuggle back under those comfy covers, daydream and snooze a while longer… The work is gonna have to wait for now.

CREDITS

BODY & OUTFIT

Skin – Harley (Peach, #8) – Pink Fuel **NEW** @the Arcade

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (grey) – IKON

Hair – Hold on Loosely (Natural Fusion 2) MESHExile **NEW** @FaMESHed

MESH Hands & Rigged Barefeet – Slink

Pajamas – Chloe Cami & Pants Set (Pink) MESHBlacklace **NEW**

SCENE

House – Santa Barbara Bungalow MESH[ba] Barnesworth Anubis

Cobble Hill Bedroom Suite (White) MESHTrompe Loeil **NEW** @FaMESHed

Vanity, Dress Form, and all accessories MESHTres Blah **NEW** @the Arcade

Mendoza Cabinet, Thrift Shop Chair (Aunty Patsy Floral) MESHTrompe Loeil

Books, Baskets, LOVE Letters, Flowers, Easels MESH{af} Apple Fall **NEW**

Figurines (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Chichen Itza, Stonehenge) MESHPilot **NEW** @the Arcade

Old-fashioned telephone MESHfloorplan. (Gacha)

Carmen Drapes, Charlotte Home Lemon Tea Tray MESHLISP

Oolong Teacup Planter MESH[ARIA] **NEW** @the Arcade

Plants, Antique Standing Lamp, Open Book w/glasses MESHDutchie **NEW**

Rocking Chair, Round Accent Table,  MESHFri.Home

Sunhat (straw) – (YUMMY) **NEW** @Summerfest

White Fur Rug MESH[Tia]

Slippers & Newspapers MESH – Meli Imako (Marketplace)

Kitty & Bed – Zooby’s

POSES

Hana (close up) – oOo Studio **NEW**

Tea Pose #4(w/teacup prop)LISP **NEW** @the Arcade