{ Pride or Vanity ? }

“Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces, but their character…”

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Still time to give yourself the royal treatment, as Enchantment has been extended til March 4th due to some earlier issues with the sim.  Many of the lavish and decadent goodies you see here are out now for Enchantment‘s “Cinderella” round.  Complimenting the Red Queen’s  haughty attire is a new “Vanity” pose set with mirror prop from oOo Studio.. The set is available now at N21.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh  Head – Simone (Bento) – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Thabita (Europa) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Hands (Bento) – Prohands – Vista

Mesh Eyes – Okina Gacha: Chocolate – Buzzeri

Hair – Saarto – Tukinowaguma **NEW** @Enchantment

Dress – Cinderelle (Ruby) – Junbug **NEW** @Enchantment

Accessory – Victoria Lace Collar & Rose Crown – The Mystic **NEW** @Enchantment

Pose – “Vanity” Mirror Prop Pose set – oOo Studio **NEW** @N21

Magical Night Garden Tables – Pillows **NEW** @Enchantment

Cinderella Flowers from a Prince – The Looking Glass **NEW** @Enchantment

Carved Wooden Throne – [DDD]

Persian Rug – Dutchie

Paint it Black Gacha: Curtains – Random Matter

Mystery Mansion 2 Gacha: Haunted Mirror (color modified) – Death Row Designs

Lainey Sconces (brass) – The Loft

Artemis Panel Wall – LISP

{ Focus }

“At the end of the day, you can focus on what’s tearing you apart, or what’s holding you together.”

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head (Bento) – Catya – Catwa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands (Bento) – Prohands – Vista **NEW**

Skin / Appliers – Barbara (America 03 RARE) – Glam Affair

Makeup Appliers – Giusy Lipsticks – Glam Affair

Makeup Appliers – Under Eye bags + Liner – VEECHI

Hair – Tara (Dark Blondes) – =DeLa*= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Amelli Sweater (brown) – Fame Femme **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Cake Leggings – Blueberry **NEW** @Mainstore

Shoes – Taiga Suede Boots w/socks – Just Design **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Focus – oOo Studio **NEW COMING SOON** @TLC 1/6

Scene

Wall Panels – Fancy Decor

Rosie’s Cuddle Chair – Kalopsia **NEW** @C88

Kensington Table – Tarte. **NEW** @C88

Vision of Hope Gacha: Extinct Framed Art, Frequent Flyer, Healing Soaps, Crystal T-lite Holder, Persistent Bloomers – Lucas Lameth **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Steampunk Living Room Gacha: Rugs, *books modified from Snowman Statue – .Bee Designs **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Book w/Glasses – Dutchie

{at the end of a long day }

.. the taste of you drips over my fingers.

… letting the worries and cares wash away.

CREDITS

Build – Sun Forest Cottage – DaD Designs **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Industrial Bathroom Set (Vanity, Shower and Galvanized Tub) – Dutchie **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Just Lazy Rug – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Natural Way Picture – Serenity Style **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Birdcage Shelves, tin bucket light, metal basket – Junk.

Folded Towel Stack (in metal basket) – POST

Hanging Towel, Dutchie Bathrobe – Dutchie

Victoria’s Bath Gacha: Soap Basket, White Towel Stack – Pixel Mode

Granny’s Winter Cottage Gacha: rug – 8f8

Zelia Plant, Amy Plant – Mudhoney

Potted Plant – [kunst]

Plant #1 – Oyasumi

My Trailer Life Gacha: Curtains (white stitched), Potted Pathos – Soy.

(Outdoor) Wildgrass and Greenford Trees – Little Branch **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose #1 – Showering Animation from Dutchie Industrial Shower

Pose #2 – Be Mine – RK Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

**Hair (on her) – Hikari  – ARGRACE

{ I’ve still got a little fight left in me }

The Secret Affair‘s July round will be starting in just a few short days and I wanted to give you a little preview of things to come.   I’m loving the theme and styling for this month with all things “Gladiator”-inspired.  FDD Stories and DeathRowDesigns (DRD) are my two highlighted creators here to complete my warrior chick look.  More new things to come to bring out the fighter in you!  May you be victorious in shopping! 😀

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Skin/Applier – Tecla Mermaid (Asia) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Mesh Flat Feet – Slink

Maureen Gacha: Shield, Belt, Necklace, Pauldrons, Guardbrace, Tunic – FDD Stories **NEW** @TSA (Opened 7/15)

Roman Accessories: Helmet 2 (black) & Sandals (beige) – DRD **NEW** @TSA (Opened 7/15)

Khazid’hea Sword (gold) – Empyrean Forge

Firepits – Dutchie

Ruins (Summer) – Fanatik Architecture

Ruin Castle (night) – TRIIN

Pose – Hero – Tabou Irresistable

{ Coming Home… }

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Letting my boho free spirit run wild *ahem*… Check out Shiny Shabby for all things Bohemian before this round wraps up April 15th!

CREDITS

On Him

Skin – Sean (Tone 06 G) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Matthew – [Monso]

Outfit – Neva Coat, Jacket, Animal Tee – [ExcellencE] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Rolled-up Pants (denim) – BlankLine **NEW** @TMD

Shoes – Patmos Boots (black) – [Deadwool]

Pose – Zachary #1 – oOo Studio

On Her

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Aria – LeLutka **NEW**

Hair – Listen – Magika **NEW**

Shoes – Boho Sandals w/Socks – Just Design **NEW**

Pose – Stillness #5 – oOo Studio **NEW** @TMD

Scene

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @No21

Willa Boho Bed – Junk. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vintage Chest & DIY Picture Frame – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boho Carpet Gacha: #1 RARE Rug – [ kunst ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Phoebe’s Set: Patchwork Chairs, Console Table, Birdcage Lamp, Digital Frame, Books – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Side Table & Dreamcatcher Light – Tarte. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Street Fortune Teller Gacha: Wallhanging – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Iron Halo (hanging) – {anc.} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Handbag & Crumpled Newspaper – Apple Fall **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stone Fireplace & Aglaonema Plant – Dutchie

{ His & Hers }

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CREDITS

“His” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

The Infamous Armchair, Books, Pillows, Chess Set & Globe – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Bean Bag Chair w/Blanket (coffee) – Consignment & Floorplan **NEW**

Industrial Lamp, Antique Art, Masculine Bar, Banana Tree, Monogram Suitcases – Apple Fall **NEW**

Old Radiator & Vintage Camera Light – Junk. **NEW**

Cream Animal Rug – Junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Stone Fireplace & Fireplace Blankets – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Hanging Sheer Drape & Cigar Lounge Decor – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Langdon Table – CONVAIR **NEW**

“Hers” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

Stone Fireplace – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Cream Animal Rug – Junk.**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Bed – Pixel Mode **NEW**

Upcycled Armchair (blue), Porcelain Vase of Flowers, Little Rusty Lantern – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Shabby Table – HIDEKI **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Apothecary Cabinet – tarte. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Writer’s Desk (pink) – floorplan. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Vesna Vintage Slipcovered Chair & Decorative Tea cup – ARIA **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Little White Cabinet & Walking Sticks – junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Table Chandelier, Carpets, Ballet Shoes on Pillows – GA Home **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

the pea princess’s DIY bookstack – [ keke ]**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Print Rollscreen – {anc} **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Alicia Set: Mirror, frame, brush jar & makeup stand – MudHoney **NEW**

{ 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

{ Lost Love’s Letters }

Some things you can’t go back to, some things need left alone
Don’t mess with a memories of a life passed on
Oh the tumbling reservations at the heart of my mistakes
Oh some things you can’t go back to cause you let them slip away

I don’t wanna be a witness to a path that’s overgrown
I don’t wanna see this house not be a home
‘Cause time has taken toll on what we couldn’t see
No I don’t wanna be a witness to the end of you and me

How am I gonna make each moment better than the last
How am I gonna make it better if I can’t go back

Oh the tumbling reservations at the heart of my mistakes
Oh some things you can’t go back to cause you let them slip away
Oh some things you can’t go back to

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Amberly II (America) – Glam Affair

Hair – Topaz (Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – “I will break your heart” dress (blush) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Build – Portobello Corner Store – Apple Fall **NEW** @TLC

Arora Vanity Set – [Fetch] **NEW** @TLC

Heart Wardrobe – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Old Metal Bed & Barbed Wire Chandelier – Junk. **NEW** @TLC

Arabella’s Desk Set – Kalopsia **NEW** @TLC

Antoinette Floor Length Mirror – Alouette **NEW** @TLC

Rug & Pouf (pink) – PILOT **NEW** @Collabor88

Birdcage – The Loft **NEW** @Collabor88

Amy’s Accessories: Baskets & Books – Mudhoney **NEW** @FaMESHed

Vintage Alarm Clock – {What Next} **NEW** VIP GROUP GIFT

Desk Lamp – Fri.home

Lavender Plant – Dutchie

Memories Boxes – Tea.S (previous Gacha)

Break-up Survival Kit: Tissue Box – [Commoner] (previous Gacha)

Vintage Frames – *ionic* (previous Gacha)

Cats #2 & #10 – Fashionably Dead (previous Gacha)

Pose – Pit Stop – Del May

{ Yesterday is Old News }

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Grace (Med 04 Bl) – Belleza **NEW**

Makeup – Beauty Mark 1 & 3 (Mae Skin from V&C Fair) – Belleza

Hair – Shimmer – Magika

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Asymmetric Leather Jacket (brown) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottom – Josie Pants (suede – dark) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Victoria Boots – Eudora

Jewelry – Runes of the North Bracelet (earth) – Eudora **NEW**

Jewelry – Fermo watch (brown leather) – [Deadwool] **NEW** @The Chapter Four (gacha)

Accessory – Cateye Glasses (tortoise) – Fashionably Dead **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Little Leather Bag (brown) – Fashionably Dead **NEW** @C88

Newspaper – Dutchie

Caramel Latte – What’s Next

SCENE & POSES

My home sim

Hikari #3 – Kirin Poses **NEW**

~edited with drink in hand~

{ All the presents are unwrapped but one… }

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So the hustle and bustle of the holidays is finally over.. the family has all gone home.. the gifts have all been opened… or have they?   Forget the decorations that need to come down, save the cookies for later, there is a special treat that needs nibbling, one last kiss under the mistletoe, one last present that needs unwrapping… and she is waiting.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Tara 13 (tan) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

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

Hair – Gaia (browns) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top –  Wool Cardigan (carmine) MESH – Maitreya **NEW**

Lingerie – Flirtini Bra & Panties (Holiday black) MESH – Mon Cheri **NEW**

Socks – Dahlia Socks – Maitreya **NEW**

Miscellaneous – Mistletoe (part of Christmas Banner) MESH – Sari Sari **NEW** (Four Walls Hunt)

POSES / SCENE

Adrienne  – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

Chest of Drawers – erratic **NEW** @Arcade

Wall Frame, Bird Statue, Picture Frame, Topiary, Sled, Pillows – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Arcade

Wine Bottle & Glasses – (elate!) @Arcade (past)

Cherry Voulevants – Apple Fall *NEW** @Arcade

Holiday Wreath – [DDD] **NEW**

Engineer Boots – {Sleepy Eddy} **NEW** @Arcade

Wrapping Gifts – Kuro **NEW** @TLC

Gift Box & Winter Cubby Armchair – {What Next} **NEW** (Four Walls Hunt)

Christmas Tree – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @FaMESHed

Tree Marquee – Floorplan. **NEW**

White Rug – Tia.

Book with Glasses – Dutchie

Cobble Hill Bed – Trompe Loeil

Fashion Trunk (Classical) – Apple Fall

Forget Me Not Chandelier – .olive. **NEW** @Arcade

Skybox – Blueberry