{ 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

{ Snowbunny Style } from Events all around the Grid!

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Hi guys and girlies! Exposeur put out this super cute photo prop box full of snowflakes and baubles on Cyber Monday and I grabbed it up quick knowing I would put it to use for some fun wintery shots.  And since The Liaison Collaborative‘s “Winter Harvest” round is wrapping up in just 6 more days to get ready for a new theme starting December 15th, I have added the lit trees from Pixel Mode.  I’m also featuring the snowflake sweater by Coquet, casual and comfy along with the {Wicked Peach}‘s rosy cheeks.  All available at TLC until December 14th.  Coldlogic just released a bunch of new seasonal clothing the past few weeks, lots of coats and leggings… like the ones I’m wearing.  And there are many other events around the grid right now featuring stylin’ snow lover winterwear.. The Arcade Gacha event that opened Dec 1st runs for the whole month and has lots of frosty finds like ATOMIC‘s adorable bunny scarf and mittens.  And FaMESHed that just opened on the 1st as well is where i snagged the sweet knit hat w/hair by Tableau Vivant and this lovely snowflake necklace by Cae’s.  N21 is in full swing and had the perfect silvery boots by REIGN to complete my style.  All this wouldn’t be complete without the cool “Lola” skin by Belleza out now for the “Winter Trend” Fair.

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If you’re looking to bundle up and brave the virtual snow.. Second Life definitely is in no shortage of Winter friendly events for your shopping needs!   And if you are in a mood to go check out some awesome sims/homes that have been done up and decorated for the holidays – make sure to stop in at the locations on this year’s “Tour of Lights” open December 18-21.

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If you are interested in registering your own home for this event and opening it up to the community of Second Life check out the official page here. There is still time!  Happy December everyone!

~by Trinetty Skytower~

STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Lola (Med 1 Bl) – Belleza **NEW** @Winter Trend Fair

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

Makeup – Rosy (cheeks) – The {Wicked Peach} **NEW** @TLC

Hair (w/hat) – Neve – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @FaMESHed

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Top – Laila Sweater (Plaid) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Childs Skirt (white) & Greer leggings (blue) – ColdLogic **NEW**

Shoes – Quinn boots (silver) – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Frostine Necklace – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Critter Comfort Gray Bunny Scarf & Mittes – ATOMIC **NEW** @Arcade Gacha

SCENE & POSES

Frosty Snowflakes Pose Prop – Exposeur **NEW** (Cyber Monday Special)

Lighted Trees – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Comfy #3 & #5 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC

{ Goodbye, in the streets of Mexico } NEW from FaMESHed and Collabor88

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It’s enough, that I know
Our time had a home
In your heart was a place
But the glass always breaks
From the start we were brave
Yet it all seemed amazing

Now I
I wanna know
What it took to leave me
Now I
I wanna know
How would you fall
How would you

Goodbye and it starts to snow
In the streets of Mexico
Goodbye, I am left alone
In the streets of Mexico

Even now as I lay
There’s a space you used to take
If I’d have known
What we made
Would be gone like yesterday
I’d have loved
You with grace
I’d have fought the darkness away
All your lies
Showed my way
Now I’m lost between the faces

Goodbye and it starts to snow
In the streets of Mexico
Goodbye, I am left alone
In the streets of Mexico

Goodbye, goodbye
In the streets of Mexico

 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Essential Saga (Tone 1.5) – LAQ **NEW**

Hair – Cry Baby (Butterscotch)– !lamb. **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – IKON

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Cross My Heart (orange) – Coquet. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bottoms – Peddlers (faded denim) – Coquet. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Arabesque Necklace / Earrings – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Crystal Dewdrop Sandals – Maxi Gossamer**NEW** @C88

Accessory – Lemonade – [ keke ] **NEW** @TLC

POSES / SCENE

Poses – Innocent #4 – oOo Studio

Location – Baja Norte

{ One late summer morning in Tuscan spring… }

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It’s been wayyyy to long since blogging last.  And oh how I’ve missed it.  Perhaps I missed shopping in SL more… and I more than made up for my time away.  Trying to catch up on all the events I’ve missed since being buried in schoolwork proved to be a lot of work, if you count opening and closing my virtual wallet work.

Joking aside, I was glad I made it back just for the tail end of The Liason Collaborative‘s Tuscanny round.  And though it’s ending soon, these items from TLC: The Boutique, The Garden, and Poser Pavilion will all still be available in their stores after the 15th.  In addition to the beautiful scenery, I have a very cute new dress from GizzA called “Cookie” that can be worn alone or as I’ve done pairing it with some skinny capris from Coquet.  I love that this dress is HUD controlled to change to different colors and there are several styles available as well as the floral I’m wearing.  Definitely helps the inventory and mine can take all the help it can get.  Belleza has also just recently put out their full line of Ria Skins.  Lastly gotta give credit to Mr. Truth Hawks for consistently bringing us beautiful hair.. the man must be a machine.  This style called “Elyse” is just one of the many new hairs he’s put out lately and I love it’s playful casual look.

I hope to be able to blog more again now that my spring classes are at an end… going to enjoy all the pretty things of SL!  I hope you’re enjoying them as well. ❤  Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ria (Med #10) – Belleza **NEW**

Makeup, Freckles, & Moles – Ria Med (lipgloss #6) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Elyse (Light Blondes)– TRUTH **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Cookie Dress (Floral) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottom – Cropped Denim Pants (Khaki floral) – Coquet.

Shoes – Cozy Flats (Butter) – fri.day (gacha)

Jewelry – Isabella Necklace (Siena) – Earthstones **NEW** @The Boutique

POSES / SCENE

Miwa #4 – Imeka Poses **NEW** @Poser Pavilion

Gattera Ferrero Platter & Throw Rug – PixelMode **NEW** @The Garden

Tabatha Lounge – Mudhoney **NEW** @The Garden

Tuscany Fence Folding Screen, Terracotta Amhore (planters), Terracotta Mosaic Table (rust) – [bauwerk] **NEW** @The Garden

Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping – Fanatik, Studio Skye & KIDD