{ All I want for Christmas }

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I hope he doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…(because all those boxes are empty!) The blonde with the bow on top might be gift enough.

Time to channel your inner pinup girl with these adorable “Presents” prop boxes w/ poses (five in all) from oOo Studio.  Boxes come with a texture change hud to coordinate with your personal look.  Go get em now!  Available at the December round of “The Liaison Collaborative”.

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Maxine 1.0 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Zuzia (America) for LAQ – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Sugar – TRUTH **NEW** VIP Group Gift

Outfit – Cecilia lingerie (crimson) & Stockings w/ Crystal Pasties – Erratic

Shoes – Melrose Heels – REIGN **NEW** @Mainstore

Accessory – Fashionabow Girl Head Piece (Cherry) – *BOOM* (n/a store closed)

Other – Bow Collar – FETCH

Pose – Presents #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Classic Atrium (coal) Gacha RARE – Rageworks

Monochrome Christmas Gacha: Tree Decorations (assorted) – The LOFT

Douglas Fir Tree – Botanical

{ Whips and chains excite me }

Love may be in the air this time of year but sexual fetishes are also dominating in and out of closed doors.  Maybe it’s the long-awaited “50 Shades of Grey” movie that’s hit theaters or that under all the romance of Valentine’s Day, there’s a darker deeper desire begging to be unleashed.

Second Life has never been short on kinky fun. And although I’m definitely switching it up from what I’m accustomed to, I’ll admit that playing the domme for artistic purposes gave me a bit of that taboo naughty pleasure feeling. I’ll blame it on the array of sexy creations available at various events gridwide right now:  ROMP’s latest round “Fresh” offers plenty of options for the kinky enthusiast — the event continues for a couple more days, until Feb 19th;  sadly one sultry event, Burlesque, has already finished up before I could get this photo posted, but all items should be available in their respective stores; The Liaison Collaborative just opened on the 15th with it’s latest theme of “Leather and Lace”, inspiring sweet elegance but also fulfilling some darker fantasies — this round is more abbreviated than previous rounds so be sure to get on over to check it out before it ends on Feb 28th.

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Sophie Love in the Air (Polar 08G) – Glam Affair **Limited Edition**

Hair – Olivia – enVOGUE **NEW** (from Burlesque)

Outfit – Mynerva Dress (midnight) – Pepe **NEW** (from Burlesque)

Jewelry – Antoinette Choker (red) – BOOM

Accessory – “Hidden Love” Mask (black chrome) – Pink Acid **NEW** (from Burlesque)

Shoes & Stockings – Cherry Buns Heels – CerberusXing **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Industrial Hanging Cages – Souzou Eien **NEW** @ROMP/FRESH

Cabinet of Curiosities, Handcuffs, Shades Console Table – The HIVE **NEW** @ROMP/FRESH

Corset Chair (suede) – Cheeky Pea

Romantic Candlesticks (red), Key to my Heart/NOPE Wall Art – PILOT **NEW** @Collabor88

Pose – Yes, Mistress #2 – {NanTra} **NEW** @TLC

{ The Gift }

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift…that’s why it’s called the present.”

Just wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Each day with you has been a true gift. For all the love, support of my work, taking time to come here to leave a note or a fave or an award on my flickr and constantly inspiring me with your creativity and style as well… May 2015 bless you all richly and look forward to blogging with you all for another great year! <333

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Mae for TLC (Med #3 Dk) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Crystal (dark browns) – Blues.

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Ears – Hutuu Ears – MANDALA

Dress – Althea Red Gown – Dead Dollz

Jewelry – Ruby & Diamond Hinge Earrings – (Yummy) **NEW** @N°21

Accessory – Fashionabow Headpiece (Cherry) – BOOM **NEW**

Pose (faceshot) – Anastasia – ILAYA Poses **NEW** @TLC

Poses (full and partial body) – Peace Gacha: Unity & Love Poses/Props – Le Poppycock **NEW** @TLC

Twinkling Lights Logs (driftwood) – [ keke ] **NEW** @Kustom9

Scenery – Enchanted Tree Tunnel – Studio Skye

{ Shhh… Winter is Coming } Winter Season Challenge

Goodbye fall…. Winter is coming!  I am always awed how timely Ms. Strawberry Singh is with her Monday Memes and I usually wish to participate if only I could fit it into my already crazy schedule… but the truth is, I can barely keep up.  We’ll just say that this time I got lucky and it coincided with this planned winter pic. 😀

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And thanks to The Arcade opening up on December 1st, there are PLENTY of  winter themed goodies up for gacha.  It’s open all month, so you have lots of time to get on over there and spend those lindens.  I’ll be showing off all my favorite finds from there the rest of this month as well.

Now.. onto the questions *ahem*:

  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I’m on the East Coast of the US just outside of Washington DC so winter can go either way really.  The past few years it’s been unusually warm and only snowed/flurried once or twice and never lasted more than a day.  It can often be in the 30s/40s Farenheit temperature-wise but snow is a rare occurrence.  When it flurries, the city shuts down.  No.. seriously. It does.  And I laugh. Cuz I’m from Michigan :D.
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – Snow of course.  And Michigan winters have lots of snow.  I was born in a snowstorm so it’s in my blood I think.  After snow, I think of fireplaces and hot cocoa.  Those three things really go together, always.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Again, not really extreme, but I had tried downhill skiing unsuccessfully as a kid (that means I didn’t make it down the hill standing).  Cross-country was always a winner.  I loved being in the cold and working up a sweat.  Depending on the hill, sledding could be considered extreme… I’ll just leave it at that.
  4. What do you like most about this season? –  What’s not to love?? Christmas and my birthday are both in winter! I do love the cool air, seeing my breath, the tingly feeling when coming in from outside and my nose is like ice, putting my cold hands around a hot cup of cocoa, and watching the snowflakes falling covering everything in a blanket of white, really it’s quite beautiful.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – Yes, I celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday as well as Advent.  Christmas was always a big deal, and full of lots of special family traditions, and those are things I’m not carrying down to my own kids… hoping they’ll remember it as fondly as I always did.

Thanks Berry for another fun meme.. Glad I got to be a part of it this time!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Gemma (Europa 08) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Quicksilver) – IKON **NEW** @FaMESHed

Hair – Daisy (Moon stone) MESH – D!va **NEW** @Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Everdeen Dress (Snowflake) MESH – DRIFT **NEW** @LazySundays (exclusive)

Accessory – Foxy Neck Snuggler (Sugar) MESH – .Birdy. **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Grace Wand (Rose Gold / Aquamarine) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Storybook Royalty Crown (Woodland) MESH – Schadenfreude **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Jewelry – Luna Ring (05) MESH – Shakeup! **NEW** @Arcade

Shoes – Noella Heels (Ivory) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / PROP

Mulberry Lantern (03) – LISP (full shot)

Hana 01 – Kirin Poses (close up)

SCENERY

Enchanted Tunnel – Skye Studio

{ My Closet } SHOETOPIA OPENS TODAY!

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Have you heard about Shoetopia yet?  Chances are, if you haven’t, you’ve been living under a rock the past month, if not year.  This Shoe Fair has gotten people kicking their heels up and giddy over gorgeous new shoes for the last year really, since it’s preparation began.  And I can say from all that I’ve seen, you shall not be disappointed.  Shoetopia, though long awaited, finally opens today at noon SLT!!  And will continue through November 30th, giving you 14 days of unadulterated shoe-shopping bliss.  So make room in your SL closets, you are going to be in heaven when you see all the beauteous boots, heels, pumps, stilettos, strappy sandals, thigh highs, mules, flats, sneakers, and so much more from all your favorite designers and maybe even a few you’ve never heard of before!

And if tantalizing you with the thought of sweet treats for your feets isn’t enough, let me remind you that Shoetopia has chosen to benefit SOLES4SOULS, a charity that is currently working emergency responders to provide relief to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.  You will find that many designers will have items out exclusively for this event with all or some proceeds being donated to SOLES4SOULS.

Happy Shopping shoe lovers!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Nina (Med-03) – Belleza **NEW**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Jessie (Type B – Citrine) MESH – D!va **NEW** @C88

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Nails – Appliers (Jungle) – The Wicked Peach

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Rigged MESH High Feet – Slink **NEW** @Shoetopia

OUTFIT

Bottoms – Flirtini Panties (brown/teal) MESH – Mon Cheri

Accessories – Cascade Earrings (Multijewel) MESH – Krystal **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

THE SHOES

(from left to right front to back)

Caress Stiletto Sandals (pink/white) – Sax Shepherd Designs

Eve Boots (slate blue) – Kitties Lair

Alpargata (olive) – flow. (Gacha)

Nancy Wedge Boots (charcoal) – G-Field

Ellen Ankle Boot (red leather) – Baiastice

Zuri Flats (Agua) – Ingenue

Oxygen Wedges (rugosa) – Candydoll

Saddle Jane Flats (black/white) – Sax Shepherd Designs

Hugg Boot (flax) – Apple Fall

*in back* Jolenta Boots (gold/black) – Lassitude & Ennui

*in back* Teeter Spike Pump (oyster/gold) – ieQED

*on shelf* Locale Heels (violet) – BOOM

*on shelf* Flirt Cross Strap Mules (blue) – Sax Shepherd Designs

*on shelf* Oxygen II Heels (leopard) – Candydoll

*on shelf* Posey Pumps (cocoa) – BOOM

*on shelf* Rainboot (plaid) – Nardcotix (Gacha)

POSES / SCENE

“Kicked Boxes” – !Bang **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

Shana Walk-in Closet & Chandelier – The Loft

Mirror & Ottoman – Chez Moi

Hangers – :neigeux:

Clothing (folded) – Fanatik

Clothing (hanging) from”My Walk-in Closet Set” – BSD Design Studio

Stacked Boxes – !Bang **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

Purse – Ribbon Hand Bag (black zebra – RARE) – 22769 **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

 

 

 

{ Clarity }

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High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash ’cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks ’til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

‘Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

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I am featuring a mix of items from a number of events going on in SL right now.  My beautiful Leila skin from Belleza is still available at The Arcade til the end of the month.  And if you haven’t had a chance to check out The Seasons Story yet, definitely go have a look!  I was so very impressed with all the fabulous creations on sale there.  You’re sure to see much more from there in my future posts.  Lastly, the latest round at The Boutique just opened a few days ago with lots of New York 5th Avenue styled fashions.  My favorite buys were definitely these lacey booties for my Slink feet and my new IKON Perspective eyes in “Clarity” – the inspiration for my post in both color and name.

Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #15 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Clarity) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Keira (darks) MESH – tulip. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Turtleneck Tunic (black) MESH – .:ryvolter:. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Bracelet – Murano MESH – Cae’s **NEW** @The Boutique

Shoes – Alicia Lace Booties** (black) MESH – lassitude & ennui **NEW** @The Boutique

**for Slink MESH Feet

Hair Accessory – By Any Other Name (black) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @The Seasons Story

POSES

Expose Line 2-9 – Di’s Opera Poses (used in close up)

Avantgarde Line 2-10 – Di’s Opera Poses (full body)

{ Here Comes the Sun }

It’s been a long winter over in my part of the world… teasing us with a hint of Spring here and there, but never quite sure if it will last. I even know a few SL friends out west and north that are still having to put up with snow!   Around SL, Spring is clearly here and in full swing, reflected in the fashions hitting the stores as well as the beautiful home & garden items debuting.

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I have been taking full advantage as I try to get my own home in SL decorated for the season and if you’re looking to do the same, I highly recommend you not miss this new event “The Garden” by The Liason Collaborative that just began this week and will run through May 10th.  This round’s theme is English Garden Party and they have some amazing items out by many of your favorite home and garden designers like {What Next}, Cheeky Pea, and LISP as well as some up and coming ones like Alouette featuring the gorgeous Garden Party set and RageWorks who designed this very lovely detailed Gazebo.

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In addition to The Garden, many of the other events and new store releases are featuring pastel shades to compliment and lots of floral patterns are the trend.  I picked up this frilly and feminine top over at Tee*fy and found the wide legged linen pants at BOOM out for FLF last week to match perfectly.  The poses I’m using are NEW from oOo Studio and are out today only for Fifty Linden Fridays, so be sure to grab those!  Rhonda-Close_FINAL

Now I’m all dressed up and ready for Spring soiree because… here comes the sun!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (Orange bonbon) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Oh Baby Doll (Fair) MESH!lamb.

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank (floral) MESHTee*fy **NEW**

Bottoms – Miami Linen Pants (Margarita) MESH*BOOM* (exclusive color for past FLF)

Shoes – “Adele” Wedge Pumps MESHG-Field **NEW**

Jewelry – Petite Fleur Ring (gold) MESHMaubray

Jewelry – Esra’s Giant Teardrop Necklace & Earrings MESHMaxi Gossamer

Purse – rhea saffiano bag (cream) MESH::{u.f.o}:: (for the Arcade Gacha)

POSES

“Rhonda” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

SCENE

Garden Party Set MESHAlouette **NEW**  @The Garden

Rustic Gazebo MESHRage Works **NEW** @The Garden

Flowers and Grass – Kidd Landscaping

LOCATION

Home Sim