{ but first… COFFEE }

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I may not love mornings, but I do love coffee.  And without it, I wouldn’t make it thru the day.  It’s not just about caffeine (although that doesn’t hurt) but there’s something very comforting about sitting there as the day begins with a warm cup in my hand.  Sipping the steamy goodness brings me back to life.  Ain’t never gonna give you up, you tall dark delicious mug of mocha ❤

Sad November is back again and designers are showering us with all kinds of fall-to-winter moody creations.  oOo Studio has made a set of cozy singles poses called “Warmer” along with a texture changing coffee mug prop for you to brave the brisk mornings this month.  Available at the event until November 26th!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Hair – Sunday Gacha: blondes w/rose mask – TRUTH

Outfit – Pampered Gacha: Closed Robe (Joy RARE) – Tres Blah

Pose – Warmer # 5 – oOo Studio **NEW** @SadNovember

De Pijp Apartment Build – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Crossroads

Summer Hill Bed & Side Tables – Warm Animations

Scattered Clothes Collection – Assorted – Dead Dollz **NEW** @Crossroads

Geometric Floor Lamp (resized) – Glam Affair

Autumn Abode Gacha: Bundle of Billies – SAYO

Hallsey Gold Mirror – The LOFT

Golden Cage Gacha: Suitcase Display, Stacked Pillows,  – Tres Blah

Pampered Gacha: First Coffee (RARE), PMS Survival Kit (RARE), Mag & Berries, Beverage Cart – Tres Blah

Parlor Rug – Fancy Decor

{ Small things become great when done with love }

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Enchantment is once again going strong with all things from a petite point of view inspired by the fairytale “Thumbelina” this round.  The event is open until May 31st so flutter on over to see what big creations await!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Candy – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Clara (America 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @TGG

Eyes – Cornelius (blue) – ARISE **NEW** @Enchantment

Ears – Uni Ears (high elf) – .:Soul:.

Hair – Lina – Doe **NEW** @Enchantment

Outfit – Blossom Dress (river) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @Enchantment

Shoes – Camelia Platforms – Phedora **NEW** @Enchantment

Jewely – Daisy Bangles & Necklace – MEVA **NEW** @Enchantment

Other – Flower Crown (white) – TPS **NEW** @Enchantment (hunt gift)

Pose/Prop – Small Blessings Poses “Tiny Muse” (butterflies) – Le Poppycock **NEW** @Enchantment

Fantasy Liana Green – [Noble Creations] **NEW** @Enchantment

Sweet Garden Grass 04 – Ivy – HappyMood

{ Daydreams and Lovesongs }

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

~ John Lennon

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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=

{ When beauty is in bloom all around }

A big Happy Birthday is in order this month for The Liaison Collaborative!  Celebrating 3 years of offering the residents of Second Life some of the best in home decor, fashion, beauty, and poses.  Congrats TLC!  And to show off a few of my favorites this round, I’ve composed a little picture of all things pretty and girly as spring is in bloom just around the corner.  TLC runs from March 10th – 30th so don’t wait to long to check it out!

Also some new “Pretty” singles poses from oOo Studio introduced on Fifty Linden Friday are out in store now… a little collection of pretty chair or ground sits perfect for your springtime photoshoots.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – CATWA

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Lianne (medium) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Blink or Wink Gacha: Wink (browns) – Exile **NEW** @TheArcade

Outfit – Zephyr Lingerie (pink) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @Uber

Pose – Pretty #2 – oOo Studio **NEW**

Scene

Romance Vanity Set- Serenity Style **NEW** @TLC

Jane Tulips in Bloom – Ariskea **NEW** @TLC

Le Secret Gacha: Secrets Frames 1 & 2, Dollie Rugs – Ariskea **NEW** @TheArcade

  • Spring Decor Gacha: Floral Pinboard, Flower Painting – [Brixley] **NEW** @TheArcade

Shabby Spring Gacha: Spring cottage RARE, potted orchid, painted stepladder, step stool (earth), pillow pile, jewelry box (mint) – tarte. **NEW** @TheArcade

{ the key to my heart }

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“But hearts don’t have locks, she said.
Some do, he replied. There are people who give away the key to theirs for safekeeping. Others are mistrustful and give out several keys just in case. Then there are those who have misplaced them but never cared to look.
What about your heart, she asked.
He smiled.
Your words are the key to mine, he replied.
Never forget your words.”

~ Lang Leav ~

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – CATWA

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Ariel (Tone 00) – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

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

Hair – Fool for Love – Magika **NEW**

Outfit – Gwen Lingerie (aqua) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Talia’s Heart Necklace (Purity) – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Plum Flower Deer Ring (silver) – =Zenith= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Secret Key Pumps (white) – Pure Poison

Accessories – Givemelove Gacha: Head Accessorie & Wings (ULTRA RARE) – [Since 1975]

Pose (full) – Lenora Series #3 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose (closeup) – Jewel #7 – Ma Vie.

{ I say love, it is a flower, and you, it’s only seed }

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed

Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes a chance
Its the one that won’t be taking, that cannot seem to give
It’s the one afraid of dying, that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.

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I know I’ve been long gone from blogging over the holidays and that wasn’t planned but often real life demands things of us when we least expect them.  Sadly, I will be blogging less in the coming months, but I can’t stay away from it entirely.  It is something I miss tremendously when I don’t do it for long stretches.  I hope I will still be able to work on my photography and be a bit more creative with it with less deadlines to meet.  That is my hope.

As for now, I do have so many lovely things I want to show you before the moment passes too quickly.  Shiny Shabby‘s Dec/Jan round is coming to a close in a couple short days (closes January 15th) but still plenty of time to get your hands on all the lovelies there.  Dead Dollz has fast become one of my favorite designers in Second Life.  Their creations fit so flawlessly and this Ballet Rehearsal set doesn’t disappoint.  It’s part of a gacha to collect the pieces that you’d like to mix and match.  I paired it with a gorgeous new winged collection “Genevieve” from Astralia that is out now for The Epiphany.  What I love about Astralia is the ability to color change different bits and pieces with a HUD giving it such versatility to fit into whatever theme or costume you may be going for.

I hope everyone is enjoying the start to the new year!  Much love and happy shopping to all!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Triss Gacha (Polar 16) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Cecilia – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Rehearsal Gacha (skirt, leotard, leggings/pointe shoes) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessories – Genevieve Gacha: Wings (Rare), Bracelet, Necklace, Hairpiece, Leg decor – Astralia **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Pose – Ice Skating #2 – !bang

Scenery – Moongate (winter) – Cube Republic **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Chooser of the Slain }

“So when the time comes
will you lead the way to the great halls
of which I have awaited”

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Karin – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Splayed & Fist – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Gacha: Rachel (America 06) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby **COMING SOON**

Hair – Tygerlily (Fades 1) – Blues **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Triumph (Fjord) – IKON **NEW**

Top – Yngvildr – Zibska **NEW** @TSA

Bottoms – Runa Pants (black) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @TSA

Top 2 & Collar – Gudgerd (Silver), Bottoms 2 – Brunhilda (Iron) – [MaGmA] **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Daerwen Boot (silver) – [The Forge]

Bracers – upper and lower brazalets – ::Una:: **NEW** @TSA

Headpiece – Decca (silver) – Charm **NEW** @TSA

Wings – Asgard Wings Headpiece (silver) and full Wings (black glow) – [E.V.E] **NEW** @TSA

Minerva Set: Spear – May’s Soul

Vorge Dual Axe – [EZ] Weaponry **NEW** @TSA

Norse Shield (steel & wood) – FDD Stories **NEW** @TSA **blood spatter is Photoshopped

Pose – Custom by Olaenka Chesnokov (modified by myself)

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**any other pieces or parts from this scene please contact me if you want the details**

{ Diners, Drive-ins and Divas! }

If you’re American and have any interest in the Food Network, this title may make you snicker a bit.. if so, good, my work here is done! 😛  If you’re not American and still get the play on words … even better!  It all started with a sassy glam outfit from Shiny Shabby (thank you so much Dead Dollz!) and then the gift of this gorgeous vintage white (and driveable!) convertible by Consignment that you can get right now at the Arcade.  I wanted to play up the diva look so gave myself a couple canine companions fitting for a rich girl… the flottante puppies from {anc} were the perfect addition.  And since I can never get enough of {anc}’s elegant and whimsical creations, I snuck some of their champagne Arcade offerings to turn this into an upper class tailgate!  Vanity Hair’s “Not My Business” feels very retro and full of attitude so now we come full circle with the classic car and BAM!… “Diners, Drive-ins and Divas” is born.

Welcome to my strange and wonderful mind… hope you enjoyed it!  Now drink up.. and get shopping!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head & Appliers – Julia (Sexy – Milk) – Genesis Lab

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Elegant – Slink

Hair – “Not my Business” (ombres) – Vanity Hair **NEW**

Outfit – Vesper Dress (black) – .:Dead Dollz:. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Marylin Heels w/Anklets (zebra) – Just Design **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Hourglass Necklace – MiaMai **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Margi Cuffs & Bangles (silver) – LUXE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Karla #1 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Moonlight Lounge Gacha: champagne bottle, glass (in hand) and champagne towers – {anc} **NEW** @Arcade

Flottante Puppies (cream) – {anc} **NEW** @C88

Wax On/Wax Off Gacha: Convertible (white) – [Consignment] **NEW** @Arcade