{ Cover your crystal eyes }

I know I’ll wither so peel away the bark
‘Cause nothing grows when it is dark
In spite of all my fears, I can see it all so clear
I see it all so clear

Cover your crystal eyes
And feel the tones that tremble down your spine
Cover your crystal eyes
And let your colours bleed and blend with mine

But I’m okay in see-through skin
I forgive what is within
‘Cause I’m in this house
I’m in this home
All my time

Cover your crystal eyes
And feel the tones that tremble down your spine
Cover your crystal eyes
And let your colours bleed and blend with mine

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Showing off a compilation of fashion goodies from events all over the grid right now!

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Elegant – Slink

Mesh Ears – Steking v 5 (elf ears) – MANDALA

Skin / Appliers – Triss (Angel Face ) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Loose Ends (Wildcard) – Exile **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Junji (grey) Eyes – {S0NG} **NEW** @Kustom9

Outfit – Sora Dress (ice shine) – Candydoll **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Linda Heels (white) – Candydoll **NEW** @FaMESHed

Other – Fox Fur Collar (white) – PLASTIX

Other – Bow Leather Gloves & Rings – RealEvil Industries **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Headpiece – EMO-tions **NEW** @TheSecretAffair

Jewelry – LUX Fina Jewelry Set Necklace & Earrings – RealEvil Industries **NEW** @TheSeasonsStory

Pose #1 – Behind # – Infiniti. **NEW**

Pose #2 – Pure Heat #2 – Ma Vie

Pose #3 – Heavenly Creatures #6 – Ma Vie

{ Come on baby make me purr for you }

Baby I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down, eat you alive
Just like animals, animals, like animals
Maybe you think that you can hide
I can smell your scent for miles
Just like animals, animals, like animals

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands/Feet – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Paige (European) – DeeTalez **NEW**

Mesh Ears – Steking v5 – Mandala

Eyes – Serenity (angel) – [Buzzeri]

Hair – Itch – Magika

Outfit – Minx Cage Bra & Harness (black) – Sweet Thing.

Shoes – Amerie Heels (black) – CandyDoll

Accessory – Glitch Collar (gold) – |CerberusXing| **NEW** @Kustom9

Jewelry – Dreamer Septum Ring (style 4 gold) – MONS **NEW**

Hair Accessory – Studded Kitty Headband – Action

Nail Appliers – Elegant Black II – ZOZ

Anal Plug Fox Tail Mesh (gold) – BWish

Pose – Little Kitten 7M – .Infiniti. **NEW** @ROMP

Pet’s Draped Basket Bed (cozy) – Roawenwood **NEW** @ROMP

Guilty Pleasures Sideboard & Hutch (multi dirty) – The HIVE **NEW** @ROMP

{ Valhalla Calls } The Secret Affair opens SOON!

“Better to fight and fall than live without hope.”Valhalla_FINAL

The Secret Affair is ready to conquer the metaverse with fantasy fashion and designs inspired this round by Norse Mythology and the “Valkyrie”!  The event opens September 15th and runs through September 30th.  So excited to show you some of the amazing new creations like this Valkyrie Outfit from DeviousMind.  Chandra always blows me away with her attention to detail in every outfit she makes.  This outfit is pretty versatile too, includes appliers that can cover your bits a bit more if you want to keep it modest.

The Glam Affair coincidentally also released a headpiece called Valkyria for We<3Roleplay this past week and Sya Wings for Collabor88 that worked perfectly to complete my ultimate fantasy warrior goddess style.

Shop valiantly!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Ever – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Kaia (Europa) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Hair – “Bewitched” (Natural Fusion) – Exile **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Dema (Gold) – .ARISE. **NEW** @TSA

Outfit – Valkyrie Skirt, Chain Armor, Chain Top, Modesty Cover, Spaulders – DeviousMind **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Arabella Boots (purple) – CandyDoll **NEW** @C88

Headpiece – Valkyria (plum) – Glam Affair **NEW** @We<3RP (edited color)

Wings – Sya Wings (eggplant) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Khazid’hea Sword (gold) – Empyrean Forge

Jewelry – Tehgrius Bracers (Miora) – The Plastik

Pose – by Me

{ Desert Rose }

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire
This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realise that nothing’s as it seems

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing Left

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Rose (peach tone) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Scarlett w/hat (roots basics) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – One-Shoulder Dress (tribal) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Lama (black leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Drusilla Earrings (copper) – .random.Matter. **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Julius’ Brazalets (gold) – ::Una:: Creations **NEW** @TSA

Pose #484 – !bang

Wearing Right

Mesh Head Gacha: Julia (relaxed Cappuccino) – Genesis Lab **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Cappuccino – Genesis Lab (included w/head)

Hair – Brigitte (dark blonde 01) – MURRAY **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – Tiffany Romper (coffee) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Annie (Leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Mohio Bracelet, Ring & Necklace – Empyrean Forge

Pose – Sitting Pretty 8 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Scene

Cassla Camping Chair (brown w/blanket) – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Uber

Longhorn Skulls – TESLA

Roman Soldier Eagle – [Black Bantam] **NEW** @TSA

{ Until we see each other again }

“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart.”

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As a Second Life user for nearly 7 years, I’ve seen my share of friends come and go.  Sometimes only temporarily, sometimes and very unfortunately all too permanently.  But one thing is true, if you invest in someone.. a friendship that starts in a virtual world, is and can be more real than anything.  We grow attached to people here just like anywhere else.  I’ve heard people say many times, how the people they’ve met through SL have become closer to them than even their ‘real life’ friends.  And it isn’t surprising that some people who might find it otherwise difficult to make friends due to social anxieties in the real world, feel more comfortable making friends in Second Life and opening up more about themselves.  SL is far more than a game.  I can’t even really call it that.  It’s a social venue of unbounded virtual proportions.  How many places can you meet and connect with someone from the other side of the world and hang out with them on a daily basis?  SL has brought countless people together.  And it warms my heart when I hear stories about those who have actually had the privilege of stepping outside of SL and meeting face to face in the real world as well.  To those that have, I envy you!  Those are special memories and proof of just how real these bonds really are.

So enough of the mushy stuff… the NEW Friends Pose “Bests” above will be coming soon (March 25th) from oOo Studio to the Color Me: Pink Event! The lovely little Daybed Decor set is from {What Next} and is available right now at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative: ‘Bon Voyage’.  The set is also available in 2 other color schemes as well if pink is not your thing. 😉  Check the credits below for the rest of the details…  And happy shopping everyone!

STYLE CREDITS

On Sydney (left)

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Elea (pale) – Lara Hurley **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Fynnea (light blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Sheer Dress (white floral) – Pixicat **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Krissy Flats (rose) – Candydoll **NEW** @Kustom9

On Me (right)

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 02 Lt Br (w/moles) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

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

Eyes – Cheri (Grey) – {S0NG}

Dress – Valerie Dress – Bowtique

Shoes – Isabelle Heels (blush) – fri.day

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace & Bracelet (ivory) – Izzie’s

Accessory – Weekender Bag (off white) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Pose – Bests (three) – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @ColorMe

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @N°21

‘Paris in Spring’ Daybed, Vintage Suitcases, Camera & Photos – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Peons & Magnolias – [ keke ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Begin Again } Classic Romance @ The Liaison Collaborative

WARNING! Commentary ahead….

I think there’s definitely different camps when it comes to the notorious V-Day.  Whether we like it or not, Valentine’s Day comes every year taunting us with it’s candy hearts and mushy cards, it’s overpriced flowers and cutesy teddy bears, and then there’s the chocolate…  Not that I have anything against chocolate.  😛  And I have heard the arguments: “Why only celebrate love one day a year?? Pffft!”  “Valentine’s Day was created by Hallmark to sell more stuff.”  “Valentine’s Day should be called Extortion Day.” And perhaps it’s true that one shouldn’t simply save up all the romance for a single day.  And what if you have no one to romance with?  There are plenty of reasons to not be obliged to celebrate this particular holiday…

Yet, I can’t help but be drawn into the romantic feel of this time of year.  Post-Christmas let-down and winter doldrums leave you feeling deflated.. so having a little love in the air definitely can breathe new life into you.  And that doesn’t mean you have to have ‘the one’ in your life… no need to feel pressure to run out and get a significant other just for February 14th.  Sharing the love works on many levels, and is a pretty awesome upper.  It makes people happy and feel good.  And I don’t know about you, but making people happy makes me happy.  So share it with family.  Share it with friends.  Share it with your favorite furry animals.  Maybe this February you’ll still be single, so what.  Forget the date. Love blooms in all seasons.  But I guarantee you that happiness in your heart will draw others in like moths to a flame.

Be happy and Be Loved! ❤

This round of The Liaison Collaborative themed around “Classic Romance” inspired me to put together a scene straight out of a chick flick.  And I’ll admit that although I wasn’t too excited at first about going all romantical, a little help from a friend brought me out of my funk and feeling ready to begin again.

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He’s a good sport letting me clean him up from his typical bad boy look and making him stand for hours pretending to woo me (Thanks, Cyp!). 😛

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I hope you enjoy this little brunch date at the cafe story in pictures… and remember to check out TLC for these and more romantically inspired goodies!

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CREDITS

Scene:

Buildings – Portobello Corner Store & Carnaby Row Store – Apple Fall **NEW** @TLC

Buildings – Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall **NEW**

Bisous Tables / Chairs – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Streetlights – Dutchie

Feuilles Wall Lantern, L’Olivier Planters, Cafe Table (rose), Neva’s Kitchen Shelf (RARE), Bags of Flour – Apple Fall

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

La Petite Joie Cafe Gacha: Cappuccino Order, Decorative Wall Clock, Awnings, Cafe Chairs, Menu Board – 8f8

Rose Vases – {Imeka}

Cage Shelf – HIDEKI

Scriptor Word Art (Coffee) – DIGS

Vintage Porch Mailbox, Aspen Trees – Botanical

Car – HM TO 20GT M White – HaruMotors

Pigeons – Sculpty Creations Animals

City Trash Can – 7 Emporium

Newspaper Box – URBAN JUNGLE

Trin’s Outfit:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Ellie America 02A – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Esther (Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (Ice) – SONG **NEW** @Kustom9

Dress – Classic Romance Dress (blush) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings (ivory) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Dolores (black) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Kustom9

Flowers – Bouquet No. 46 – Gumi’s Shops

Cypriss Outfit:

Mesh Body – The Shops **NEW**

Skin – Rays (Tone 3) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Taro (bento) – Taketomi **NEW**

Outfit – Vartan male outfit (shirt,pants,shoes) – Fashionatic

Poses:

Picture #1 – (His) Walking Male 01 – Apple Spice

(Hers) Bisou Chair animation – Pixel Mode

Picture #2 – Taking Over Me – Exposeur **NEW** @TLC

Picture #3 – I Remember – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TLC

{ My Yearbook Photo } Smile Challenge Meme

Strawberry Singh‘s back to doing her Monday Memes and I’m so glad I’m able to participate in one again.  I admit this one was pretty easy and straightforward and well, just plain fun!   All I had to do was bare my pearly pixel teef and snap a photo!  But it did take me back a bit to those days… picking out that perfect outfit you were going to wear for your school picture, thinking about how you’d wear your hair and trying to keep it perfect for picture time with an entire can of hairspray, pre-picture angst over that surprise pimple that would be captured for all eternity in your yearbook photo, and whether to smile with or without teeth, or not smile at all because.. well.. you know some teeth should remain hidden.

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The default SL avatar has a notoriously creepy looking smile most of the time.. erring a bit on the side of psychotic.  Thus came along many different alternatives to creating a ‘smile’ from teeth/alphas to an actual mesh mouth or in my case here, a mesh head that has several different expressions to choose from.  The mesh head I’m using is from Slink, called “Visage” and comes in 2 different shape styles: Emma and Becky. They’ve been around for quite a while now, however, not too many skinners in SL actually carry appliers for them. With so many mesh parts on the market, I think that skin creators just have their hands full keeping up.  This is the first skin I’ve ever purchased from Deetalez and I was quite pleased with how it turned out on the mesh head.  In the past I’ve used appliers from Glam Affair (here), Pink Fuel (here) and also from Izzie’s (here). The Mesh Project has had a lot of success with their mesh heads from what I’ve seen, but they also come at a much higher price.  At this point I haven’t been ready to spend that much to try one. The fun part about mesh heads is definitely the variety of facial expressions.  Some might say I cheated to achieve the more attractive looking smile for my yearbook photo, but I would say I was being resourceful :P.

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And since we were on the topic of school, GizzA has just released a couple very cute and very plaid dresses that seemed to go right along this theme. I thought I’d get myself into double trouble and head on over to the location from this past weekend’s party at Elysion (an adult sim): “Fast Times at Elysion High”.  The amount of detail Syn puts into her themed party builds always amazes me and with a little PS magic I was able to put myself (twice) right back there for some afterschool extracurriculars… *ahem!* I mean… extra credit! I have always been a bit of an overachiever. Hehe.

Well if you want to join in the fun, definitely go check out Berry’s Yearbook Flickr Group and feel free to add your own smiley snapshot!  Stay cool and see ya round the halls. ❤

~ Trinetty Skytower ~

STYLE CREDITS

Pic #1 (Yearbook Photo)

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

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

Hair – Gone – Magika **NEW**

Accessory – Goto Glasses – HOC Industries

Outfit – Melly Blazer (rose) – KITJA **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose/Prop – Yearbook Prop – oOo Studio

Pic #2 (Teacher’s Pets)

Girl on the Left

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Mesh Feet – High Feet – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

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

Hair – Gone – Magika **NEW**

Accessory – Goto Glasses – HOC Industries

Outfit – Stacey Dress (plaid beige) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Eleanor T-strap Heels (brown) – GizzA

Jewelry – Butterfly Necklace – =ZENITH= **NEW** @L’accessories

Pose – #261 – Slouch

Girl on the Right

Skin – Romy (America 01 G) – Glam Affair

Mesh Hands – Casual – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

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

Hair – Harmony (Ponytail – Browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Accessory – Nerd Glasses – Mad Mesh

Outfit – Emily Dress (black beige) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes/Socks – Windie (black) – CandyDoll

Pose – Stands 438M – !bang

{ She makes the best cherry pies… come have a bite }

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There’s a place that I know
It’s not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
Will it make you run away

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody’s got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody’s a picture perfect
But we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Black Fashion Fair started August 8th and runs until August 22nd featuring a sim full of designers big and small such as Belleza, Mon Cheri, Blacklace, Candydoll, Ariskea, [sYs], Maxi Gossamer, Cynful, and the list goes on…  afterall black never goes out of style.  Indulge your dark side.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (Fair 03 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @BFF

Hair – Lux (Monochromes) – +Spellbound+

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Teeth – Vamp Teeth – .:fm:. (Renata Coy)

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

Ears – Wood elf ear – {Lemon Tea}

Tattoo – Dark Frame w/crows – PerveTTe **NEW** @BFF

OUTFIT

Outfit – Parisian Dress – Kaithleen’s **NEW** @BFF

Shoes – Windie Black Heels (compatible w/Slink High Feet) – _candydoll_ **NEW** @BFF

Jewelry – Blood Vial of the Ancients (short) – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @BFF

POSE / SCENE

Vintage 1950s Pose (full) & Rita 01 (closeup) – oOo Studio

House – Classical White Skybox – RageWorks **NEW**

Black Ruffled Slipcover Sofa – LAQ Décor

Lisa Table and Lamp – PixelMode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bloody Body under the Rug – The Elegant Goth Gothic Furniture

Books – Imaginarium Librarium Set – Lark (gacha)

Body Mirror, Bird Skull Cloche, Smoking if Good for You (on mantle), Asylum Raven Chair – LISP

Gargoyles – Harshlands

Rae Gothic Mirrors (black) – DIGS

Bitter Walnut Grandfather – Roawenwood

Dark Radio – The House of Avro

Cherry Pie – DDD

{ 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)