{ Shining how we want, Brighter than the sun }

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So Izzie Button of Izzie’s in SL is not only a talented fashion/skin creator, but quite the sim builder as well.  Over the years, she has adjusted the sim that surrounds her store for the seasons and never ceases to amaze me with her flair for the cute and whimsical in her decorating.  This summer she has created the perfect little beachy getaway with several little islands throughout and so many fun picture spots or little nooks to kick back and enjoy the crashing waves on the shoreline. You’ll find lots of lovely little friends running around building sandcastles, soaking up the sun and getting in some summertime selfies.. just watch out for the crabs!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Summer V3 (Jamaica 06F) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Mesh Mouth – SweetLips V1.4 – PXL

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (ocean) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Hair – Randa – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – MeiMei Dress (plants) – GizzA **NEW** @On9

Shoes – My Flower Sandal (beige) – [monso] **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Esmeralda Gypsy Queen Necklace – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Panama Bag (red/gold) – [sYs] **NEW** @TheChapterFour

Accessory – Sunnies (lime) – Tres Blah **NEW** @C88

Poses – Sumi Pack – {Imeka} **NEW** @TheChapterFour

Location

Izzie’s Mainstore Sim

{ Una Cucina Piena di Amore e di Vino }

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”

~ W.C. Fields

For those food & wine lovers who gather ’round their kitchens to laugh and enjoy one of life’s pleasures of the senses… I created a cozy yet rustic, old world style kitchen scene with a little help from the items at the current round of Shiny Shabby as well as Trompe Loeil and 8f8 creations.  Always amazed at what designers around the grid can come up with and share with us!

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CREDITS

Old & Rusted Gacha: Picture Chairs (2 were modified for the photo), Silverware, Metal Container, Floor Rags – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

La Cantina Gacha: Easel (RARE), Hanging Apron, Wine Rack, Wine Set Used, Wine Set, Bucket, Wine books – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Picnic Gacha: Milk, Eggs, Spoons, Cake – Tentacio **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Mercury Storage Cabinet (dark) – Second Spaces **NEW** @FaMESHed

Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table & Crumpled Newspaper – Apple Fall

Antique Kitchen Set: Wood Stove, Sink, Icebox, Island, Pot Rack – Trompe Loeil

Primavera in Toscana Gacha: Manor (RARE), Gourmet Set, Sifters, Chandelier, Shelf – 8f8

{ Between the raindrops }

Look around
There’s no one but you and me
Right here and now
The way it was meant to be
There’s a smile on my face
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

Walking between the raindrops
Riding the aftershock beside you
Off into the sunset
Living like there’s nothing left to lose
Chasing after gold mines
Crossing the fine lines we knew
Hold on and take a breath
I’ll be here every step
Walking between the raindrops with you

Take me now
The world’s such a crazy place
When the walls come down
You’ll know I’m here to stay
There’s nothing I would change
Knowing that together everything that’s in our way
We’re better than alright

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Karin – Lelutka **NEW**

Skin Appliers – Karin (Asia Tone) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Hair – Hikari – ARGRACE

Outfit – Krista Dress – Mutresse **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Laguna Sandals – Rebel Hope **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Skylla Immortal Horse Necklace – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Cowboy Hat – ARGRACE

Pose – Rainy #7 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF

{ Love is in the Air } NEW Skins from Glam Affair & Belleza

There’s just one day left to get on over to the “Love is in the Air” Fair put on by GizzA and take advantage of some lovely Valentine’s inspired shopping!

Belleza is offering a sweet limited edition of it’s previously released Mae skin called “Desire”.  With 6 different makeups in 3 skin tones and 4 brow options.

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Glam Affair has a pretty polar skin tone version of it’s new Sophie skin available as well.  With 8 different makeup options and 8 brow options.

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STYLE CREDITS

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Skin – Mae’s Desire (Med) – Belleza **NEW** @”Love is in the Air” Fair

Hair – Sally (browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Jewelry – Corazon Set – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

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Skin – Sophie Love in the Air (Polar G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @”Love is in the Air” Fair

Hair – Crystal (ombres) – Little Bones **NEW** @FaMESHed

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Accessory – Peony Double (pink, peach, mix & plum) – LODE (Gacha) **NEW** @TC4

{ 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

{ It Came Upon a Midnight Clear } NEW from The Liaison Collaborative

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CREDITS

Attic Skybox – Trompe Loeil

Snow Day Bed (White) – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Collabor88

Lighted Reindeer – Pixel Mode **NEW** @FaMESHed

White Christmas Set (fireplace, hurricanes, milk can w/berries, nativity, sled w/logs) – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Stockings (white & texture change RARE) – Pixel Mode Gacha **NEW** @TLC

NOEL: tears tree (shabby) RARE, frilled furrug (milk) and feather table (milk) – {anc} Gacha **NEW** @TLC

Hot Chocolate – BRENO **NEW** @TLC

Snowflake Shelf, Clock, Counting Snowflakes (hanging), Wood Blocks – PLETHORA **NEW** @TLC

Paper Lantern Village – Alouette **NEW** @TLC

Alex Books – Mudhoney **NEW** @TLC

Cutout Trees – Blueberry Hill Gacha **NEW** @TLC

“Cherished Moments” Arctic Foxes – ISPACHI **NEW** @Arcade

{ 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

{ Dance like no one’s watching, Sing like no one’s listening }

I decided to throw caution to the wind, crank up my tunes and dance in my underpants. Who cares about the neighbors?! It’s the cats that are really judging me here, as cats usually do. This ain’t no American Idol finalist but it comes from the heart.

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Featuring one from a new set of poses “Paulina” created by oOo Studio for Fifty Linden Fridays this week. I have been trying to wear my Belleza Venus body as much as possible 1. because i love it so much and 2. challenging myself to find all the ways it can work for me. Trying it here with the Visage head from Slink and since there are few skinmakers that make appliers for both the Visage AND Belleza – Izzie’s was the winner here!  Her lovely Maci skin on my face and just recently added Belleza appliers were the perfect choices for this look.

My dancing feet needed these adorable toeless socks & ballet shoe combo from Reign at FaMESHed this month, covering up with the open denim shirt from Emery also at FaMESHed.  This was also where I picked up the laid back messy bed from Stockholm & Lima which has a great texture change option to suit your style.  Wall decor by Brixley out now at The Liaison Collaborative perfect for this transition into Winter in my nice new cozy Scarlet Creative house from Collabor88.  So many great events going on right now!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – “Emma” Visage Head – Slink

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin Appliers – Maci for Slink Visage Head / Pale skin for Belleza Venus – Izzie’s

Ears – Simple Ears HUTUU – [MANDALA]

Hair – Aida – TRUTH **NEW**

Top – Denim Shirt Bosworth (Med Blue) – Emery **NEW** @FaMESHed

Intimates – Helena Panties & Bra (nude) – Belleza

Shoes – Kerin Flats (tan) – REIGN. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – MyPhone & Earphones – MUSCHI

SCENE & POSES

Lavendar Brown House Prefab – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @C88

Wall Décor – Rustic Frames – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Autumn’s End Bed – Stockholm & Lima **NEW** @FaMESHed

Posed Cats – (fashionably dead) **previous Arcade Gachas

Cat toys – Half-Deer **NEW** @The Chapter Four

Paulina #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

{ 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