{ Innocence is a flower which whithers when touched.. }

..and blooms not again, though watered with tears.

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[Zerkalo] has been going full on with white styling of decor and furnishings lately with its releases across the grid at varioius events right now and it’s perfect as a nice clean palette to start from and fill in with various neutrals in darker tones for contrast.

Britain Knave-Kennedy of Kennedy Interiors, who is a huge inspiration to me in the home decor realm of SL and Flickr, has really helped me think out of the box when mix and matching certain items and modifying things to change up their uses.  She is also quite known for her love of ‘white’ decor and has done absolutely breathtaking interiors with it.

If something is modifiable, use that to your advantage when decorating!  It takes some getting used to to start to see all the possibilities, but once you do, you’ll be amazed at what you can come up with!

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Susanna (European) – DeeTalez **NEW** @We<3RP

Eyes – Maple (Opal) – [theSkinnery]

Hair – Princess – CatWa **NEW**

Outfit – Goplana Dress – !Go! **NEW** @We<3RP

Accessory – Poetry Bride Rose Headpiece & Holder (white) – ARISKEA **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Beauty #4 – Di’s Opera **NEW**

Scene

All White Collection: Couch, Canopy, Clock, Mirror, Basket – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @FaMESHed

Halloween in White Gacha: Mantle (RARE), Rocking Chair, Pouffe, Candles, Teaset – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TSS

Vintage Treasures Gacha: Table (RARE), Jewelry Box (exclusive), Love Frame, Lanterns, Candles, Pillows (Paris and w/Flowers), Lace Garland – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Chandelier (silver) – Fancy Decor **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Old Chair & Vintage Milk Carrier – Junk. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Artemis Panel Walls (white) – LISP **NEW** @Collabor88

Vanity Bench – Pixel Mode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Millmoon End Table – Pixel Mode

Brocante Gacha: Flower Urn – NOMAD

Vintage Gacha 3: Babybreath, Milk Kettles, Birdcages (recolored) – =Zenith=

L’Olivier, tied boosk, Pumpkin Clonch – Apple Fall

Branch Wreath – Trompe Loeil

Monogram Frames – Brixley

Maiden Tor: Fur Rug 4 – Artisan Fantasy

NOEL Gacha: Frilled Furrug (milk) – {anc}

Posed Cats Gacha: Curled & Curious – (fashionably dead)

{ She used to be mine }

It’s not simple to say,
Most days I don’t recognize me.
These shoes and this apron,
This place and it’s patrons
Have taken more than I gave them.
It’s not easy to know
I’m not anything that I used to be.
Although it’s true,
I was never attention sweet center
I still remember that girl.

She’s imperfect but she tries
She is good but she lies.
She is hard on herself.
She is broken but won’t ask for help.
She is messy but she’s kind.
She is lonely most of the time.
She is all of this mixed up
And baked in a beautiful pie.
She is gone but she used to be mine.

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Estee (Champagne) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW**

Hair – E816 (beige) – tram **NEW**

Eyes – Maple (opal) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW**

Top – Thelma Wool Cardigan (white) – Addams **NEW** @Uber

Bra – (comes with the Lara mesh body) – Maitreya

Bottoms – Lazy PJ Pants (pastel blue) – Miss Chelsea **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Slippers (knit) – JustDesign **NEW** @Uber

Pose – Sit 024 – !bang

Scene

Build – Arcade Gacha: Cozy Log Cabin – [ zerkalo ] **NEW**

Courduroy Couch, Solid Wood Center Table, Leather Mini Stool, Book one is reading – Soy. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shinjuku Modern Home Gacha: Rug & Floor Lamp – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Homme Set Gacha: Can Pot & Newspaper – [Toiz]

Posed Cats Gacha: #9 Ready to Pounce & #19 Cuddling Pair (RARE) – (Fashionably Dead)

{ Autumn leaves… just like you did }

Another tear
Another cry
Another place for us to die
It’s not complicated

Another love that’s gone to waste
Another light lost from your face
It’s complicated

Is it that it’s over or do birds still sing for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

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Ooh how I miss you
My symphony played the song that carried you out
Ooh how I miss you
And I, I miss you and I wish you’d stay

Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

* * * * * *

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

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

Eyes – Triumph (green) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Elsa – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Bulky Knit Hoodie Femme (red) – ::K:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – My First Jeans (dark blue) – [monso]

Accessory – Winter is Coming Scarf – Apple May **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Socks – Dahlia – Maitreya

Shoes – Rosie Boots (dirty) – Fri. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Sit 012 – !bang

Scene

Snuggle Up Gacha: Hanging Seat (RARE), Bucket, Basket, Shelf, Wheelburrow – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall in Love Gacha: Garland, Woodpile, Pumpkin Sign – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Autumn Retreat Gacha: Carpet, Floor pillows, Wood Plank Stool (b), Mason Jar and Candle, leaves – [kunst] & [hoorenbeek] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Welcome to Autumn Gacha: Mailbox – [Toiz] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny **NEW** @Collabor88

Posed Cats Gacha: Ready to Pounce & Sleeping Curled – (fashionably dead)

{ Though the seasons change, she will always be someone’s little girl }

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CREDITS

Build – Welcome to Autumn Gacha: Autumn Vintage Flower Room (RARE) – Toiz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Day Dream Gacha: Aged Chest, Candle Light Chandelier, Dreamer’s Dresser, Dreamer’s Frame (RARE) *modified, Nest of Tables, Wooden Birds, World’s End Clock – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall in Love Gacha: Chair, table, Pillows *modified, Photo Frame, Dress, Bicycle *modified – [ Zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Autumn Door *modified & Shabby Pumpkin Decoration – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Beloved Rocking Horse (blue) – Culprit **NEW** @ShinyShabby

White cosmos pot – Haikei **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Kitty Rose & Kitty Bee – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Simple Comforts Gacha: Hanging Seat (RARE), Shelf ; Farm Living Gacha: Alarm Clock – Apt. B

Beginning of the Day Gacha: Rugs (white & rose) – [ Zerkalo ]

Vintage Gacha: Frame w/Dress, Leather Trunk (RARE), Kettle of Milk, basket w/cloths, Birdcage –  =Zenith=

Victoria’s Dollshouse – Apple Fall

Garden Gacha: Pinkbooks – {anc}

Seaside Cottage Gacha: Hanging Potted Plant (mint) – Dust Bunny

Posed Cats Gacha: Curious & Sitting – (Fashionably Dead)

Cat Clutter Toys – Half-Deer

Relaxed Shades – Mudhoney

Sheer Lace Panels – Rustica

Valance from Carmen Drapes – LISP

{ A little drunk on you and high on summertime } Shiny Shabby… going going gone! Last Day!

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CREDITS

Roma Picnic Table Set – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Table (white), Mini houses, Wood Panels (used as the barn) – Fancy Decor **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Throw Pillows – Tarte. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Douze Roses Gacha: Basket of pillows – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Russian Woodwork Inspired Large Mirror/Frame (dark wood) – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stumpchair, Cotton Blind – Alchemist **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Russian Hand Harp – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Haybale Couch RARE (old gacha) – Floorplan.

Rustic Wall Sconces – Alouette

Apple baskets – Trompe Loeil

Stringing Lights, Condiments, Condiment bottles, Plates/Utensils – Pixel Mode

Lemonade RARE, Sliders, Pastries Tray, Cheese Tray (various old gachas) – Tres Blah

Lemons (old gacha) – Lark

Plate of Steaks & BBQ Chicken – SF

Posed Cats (old gacha) – Fashionably Dead

{ 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

{ 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

{ 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~

{ 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

{ Alter Ego } Collabor88, Gizza and Belleza!

Alter ego

An alter ego (Latin, “the other I”) (disguised) is a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person’s normal or original personality. A person who has an alter ego is said to lead a double life.

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In many ways, Second Life itself is a means to providing all of us with an Alter Ego… a chance to express different parts of our personality in the way we interact with others. Perhaps you are more outgoing online, maybe thinner, or a blonde instead of a brunette, maybe you live as a child avatar or a furry, or you are Gorean slave master with a harem of women…or maybe your avatar is the complete opposite gender than you are in your first life.  No matter who you choose to “be” in SL… the beauty is there are no rules.  I live my SL each day how I wish to live it.  I change my hair color, I change my size, I change my style from dark and emo to whimsical and fun.  Sometimes I’m a vampire, sometimes a fairy, sometimes I’m a nudist (some people call that lazy).  Honestly, I enjoy trying out all the possibilities.  I don’t want to be limited to a nicely packaged box.  I don’t want to be predictable.  Real life is limiting enough.

This month’s special Anniversary Collabor88 event is coming to a close soon but if you like anything to do with greek or roman mythology especially pertaining to fashion or home decor… there is plenty to be had.  Get on over to check it out.  With the exception of a few tidbits, all items pictured are from the event.  Both of my alter egos are featuring Belleza‘s beautiful new skin “Grace” that comes in 2 skin tones (medium and tan) and 10 different makeup options… in addition I snuck in a new item from GizzA – the ‘epaulet’ which comes in an amazing array of colors and metal options.

So don’t hold back.. be who you want to be.  Show your light and show your dark.  Variety is the spice of life!

CREDITS

(MY DARKSIDE)

BODY

Skin – Grace (Med 04 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @C88

Hair – Legend Hair “Circe” (Winter tones) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Chocolate) – IKON

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Extras – Couture Eyeliner no. 1 – Glam Affair

Mesh Ears – Steking – [Mandala]

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

OUTFIT

Outfit – Odyssey Dress – The Secret Store **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Naxos Sandal (Silver/Midnight) for Slink High Feet – HUCCI **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Medusa Bracelet (black) – Fashionably Dead **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Septum Ring (black) – MONS **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Serpent Eye Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Pose – Saffron #4 (altered significantly) – oOo Studio

(MY LIGHTSIDE)

BODY

Skin – Grace (Med 0 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @C88

Hair – Pandora (Variety) – Lamb. **NEW** @C88

Eyes – Crystal Eye (Winter) – Buzzeri

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Ears – Hutuu – [Mandala]

Mesh Hands and Medium Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Gradients 01 – Ma.Vie

OUTFIT

Outfit – Gladiator Dress (white) – Pixicats **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Goddess Sandals (silver) for Slink Medium Feet – Pure Poison **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Penelope Ear Cuff (silver) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Epaulets V2 (White/Silver) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Silver Cuffs – Erratic

Pose – Athena #1 – Kirin **NEW** @C88

SCENE

Temple Pergola – Tarte. **NEW** @C88