{ My Happy Place } Coming soon to TLC!

Hi lovelies.. this is gonna be a pretty long post of pics so I’m keeping it short n sweet with the wordiness.  I’ve been a fan of DRD (Death Row Designs) for a while, Jaime is notorious for her epic Arcade/Gacha Collections and so not surprisingly it was love at first sight with this adorable Summer Dock set that is coming soon to The Liaison Collaborative for the “Endless Summer” theme.  It’s perfect for that beach/lakeside party on the dock with friends, and is chocked full of cute animations and seating all around..including in the canoe! (click on the images to enlarge!)

And speaking of friends, I called my girls to come join me for some fun in the sun and snapped a few pics of us for oOo Studio‘s new poses that will also be available at this round of TLC!  Perfect for groups of 2, 3 or 4 people.

The Liaison Collaborative opens up on August 7th and will continue til month end.  Plenty of time to get your end of summer party started!

STYLE CREDITS (on me)

Mesh Head – Trinity – LAQ **NEW**

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin/Applier – Petra (Jamaica) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Lila w/hat – Wasabi Pills **NEW** @Uber

Top – Felix Long Sleeve w/buttons Shirt – Addams **NEW** @Collabor88

Bottoms – Marisa Doble Lace Shorts – Addams **NEW** @Collabor88

Shoes – Kafa Espadrilles – Mutresse **NEW** @Collabor88

DECOR CREDITS

The Summer Dock Complete Set (including Canoe) – Death Row Designs **COMING SOON** @TLC

Beach Life Gacha: Hanging Sign (sun), Hanging Sign (happy), flip flops, driftwood candleholders, tictactoe board – LOTUS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Lemonades & Bucket of Lemonades – Keke.

Open Road Gacha: Cooler (blue) – Consignment

Sunning Towel Prop – oOo Studio

Newport Beach Towel – DIGS

Poses – Sprites One, Two, Three – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @TLC

Location – My home sim

{ Fall into Fashion } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

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Shiny Shabby is opening up for it’s September/October round with a rush of fall-inspired fashion and decor.. warm autumn hues and jewel tones mixed with cozy fabrics and rustic furnishings are what we come to expect and look forward to at this time of year in our shopping.  Shiny Shabby will not disappoint you there, however, I chose to show off a few not-so-typical fall fashion items in this post because once I tried them on, I fell in love.

The dress by TETRA is going to be my new ‘little black dress’ in whatever color it is because it’s absolutely perfect.  It fits my Maitreya mesh body like a glove and hugs my curves while not distorting or stretching awkwardly.. yay TETRA!  With such a fem-glam style of dress with it’s dainty straps and satin fabric, the strappy heels from Essenz were the ideal choice.  I love that Essenz shoes come in color groupings so you can get more than one color in a pack without having to fork out a fortune for a fatpack.  This bright candy apple red was going to be my pop of fall color so YourSkin&YourShape’s new “Noemi” Lelutka mesh head/skin appliers gave me the red lippy i needed and Vanity Hair’s almost vintage glam style topped me with my fiery tresses.  Lastly the sprinkles of jewelry on this candy apple.. a very modern sophisticated leaf designed necklace from LUXE.

It may not be typical fall fashion, but it’s certainly one that will turn heads.  A girl’s gotta have something to wear for those days/nights when she isn’t curled up by the fire or raking leaves on the farm!  Shiny Shabby will be open until October 15th for your shopping indulgences. Enjoy!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Noemi Tone00 – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – September Song – Vanity Hair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Fjord – IKON **NEW**

Outfit – Piper Dress (azure) – TETRA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Marseille Heels (Hud 1) – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Geometric Leaf Necklace (black) – LUXE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Melody Ring (copper) – Kibitz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Stand 557M – !bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Build – The White Rooms Prop – {Exposeur}

Leaf Mirrors – DIGS

Anthropology Chair – {NanTra}

Flying Leafs *modified color – :Moon Amore: **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

{ 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

{ 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