{ Indian Summer }

Sometimes summertime clings even after the leaves begin to fall and the green fades to red and burnt orange and yellow.  The cool crisp evenings only hinting at what is to come, but during the day the sun lingers on teasing us with just a few more warm days.  Indian Summer they call it… bright and sunny, warm in color and warm in the air… Toss that sweater aside, slip on those shorts one last time.

oOo Studio is participating in the upcoming round of The Season’s Story with a fun Swing prop with both singles and couples poses to choose from!  Make sure to check out The Season’s Story, a wonderful quarterly event that opens October 10th.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity 1.5 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Vera (peach) – INSOL

Tattoos / Appliers – Sunflowers (top) / Eloise (bottom) – [Hipster Style] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Lily – .Entwined. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Tara tank top (army) – .miss chelsea.

Bottoms – Effi shorts & shirt (yellow) – .miss chelsea.

Shoes – Juliette boots (muddy) – Fri.day

Jewelry – Suede Wrap Choker (mocha) – #Foxy **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses – Swingers One & Two & Swing singles – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @TSS

{ You’re my favorite flavor }

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s kind of the same thing.” CREDITS Wearing Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya Skin/Applier – Julia (pale) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2016 Hair … Continue reading

{ Down in the holler }

Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River,
Life is old there
Older than the trees
Younger than the mountains
Blowin’ like the breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

All my memories gathered ’round her
Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine
Teardrops in my eye

I hear her voice
In the mornin’ hour she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
And drivin’ down the road I get a feelin’
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Take me home, now country roads…

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CREDITS

Wanna life of retreat in the Mt forever: Rustic Shack, bird water feeder, hanging oil lantern, metal chair, metal table, enamel ware pot and cups, corn broom & firewood – Soy. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Country Living Gacha: hay bale table, hay bale seating (RARE), hay bale, lemonade & glass, stepladder, pillow, basket of cherries and pears, bucket of plums & apples – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Nom Mailbox & Picket Fence – <:*BoOgErS*:> **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bunk 07 Bedside Rug – N4RS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Roxanne Boots (muddy) – Fri.day

Spring Living Gacha: Clothesline – Tres Blah

Spring/Summer Road – Izzie’s

{ Until we see each other again }

“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart.”

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As a Second Life user for nearly 7 years, I’ve seen my share of friends come and go.  Sometimes only temporarily, sometimes and very unfortunately all too permanently.  But one thing is true, if you invest in someone.. a friendship that starts in a virtual world, is and can be more real than anything.  We grow attached to people here just like anywhere else.  I’ve heard people say many times, how the people they’ve met through SL have become closer to them than even their ‘real life’ friends.  And it isn’t surprising that some people who might find it otherwise difficult to make friends due to social anxieties in the real world, feel more comfortable making friends in Second Life and opening up more about themselves.  SL is far more than a game.  I can’t even really call it that.  It’s a social venue of unbounded virtual proportions.  How many places can you meet and connect with someone from the other side of the world and hang out with them on a daily basis?  SL has brought countless people together.  And it warms my heart when I hear stories about those who have actually had the privilege of stepping outside of SL and meeting face to face in the real world as well.  To those that have, I envy you!  Those are special memories and proof of just how real these bonds really are.

So enough of the mushy stuff… the NEW Friends Pose “Bests” above will be coming soon (March 25th) from oOo Studio to the Color Me: Pink Event! The lovely little Daybed Decor set is from {What Next} and is available right now at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative: ‘Bon Voyage’.  The set is also available in 2 other color schemes as well if pink is not your thing. 😉  Check the credits below for the rest of the details…  And happy shopping everyone!

STYLE CREDITS

On Sydney (left)

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Elea (pale) – Lara Hurley **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Fynnea (light blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Sheer Dress (white floral) – Pixicat **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Krissy Flats (rose) – Candydoll **NEW** @Kustom9

On Me (right)

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 02 Lt Br (w/moles) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Delphine (browns) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri (Grey) – {S0NG}

Dress – Valerie Dress – Bowtique

Shoes – Isabelle Heels (blush) – fri.day

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace & Bracelet (ivory) – Izzie’s

Accessory – Weekender Bag (off white) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Pose – Bests (three) – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @ColorMe

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @N°21

‘Paris in Spring’ Daybed, Vintage Suitcases, Camera & Photos – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Peons & Magnolias – [ keke ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Honey Sweet } NEW for Candy Fair!

Hi guys!  I’m a little behind on getting this up and posted but there are some sweet new poses available from oOo Studio at Candy Fair right now.  Candy Fair runs until October 17th, so you have plenty of time to get on over there and get the goodies!

The first is a new collection of couples poses called “Honey” – four different poses in varying sits, stands and lounging perfect for capturing a pic with that person you are sweet on.  Honey-01_FINALHoney-02_FINAL Honey-03_FINALHoney-04_FINAL

There is also a set of 7 singles poses in classic pin-up style called “Tootsie”.

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This was my first year hitting up the Candy Fair and I will admit, I got sugar shocked and was overwhelmed with the cute.  Bai lindens!  You’ll love it.  And don’t forget to hit up the Gacha Alley for more surprises!

STYLE CREDITS

HONEY #1 PHOTO

ON HER

Skin – Claudia (Med 01 Bl) – Belleza

Hair – Posy (Blondes) – Truth **NEW**

Mesh Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

Top – Blazer w/tank (grey) & Leggings (black) – Tres Blah

Shoes – Brienne Flats (red) – Fri.day **previous Arcade Gacha

Jewelry – Oui Necklace – {Mon Tissu}

ON HIM

Skin – Sean (Tone 6G) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Paul (Veganic) – Action

Mesh Hands – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Facial Hair – Beard V.5 – Beusame

Tattoo – Medusa – Reckless

Top – Tuxedo Jacket (plaid earth), XIV Vest (patterned brown), XIV Shirt (coffee) – Kauna

Bottoms – XIV Trousers Long (Cream) – Kauna

Shoes – Mason Brogues – Ispachi

Accessories – AKIRA Glasses – * S O R G O

HONEY #2 PHOTO

ON HER

Skin – Claudia (Med 07 Bl) – Belleza

Hair – Meadow – Magika **NEW**

Venus Mesh Body – Belleza **NEW**

Outfit – Rivia Minidress (tan) – Baiastice **NEW**

Shoes – Lacey (nude) – JustDesign **NEW**

Jewelry – Legacy Necklace & Earrings (Kilimanjaro) – MANDALA **NEW**

ON HIM

Skin – Sean (Tone 6G) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Shaun (Veganic) – Action

Mesh Hands – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Tattoo – Medusa – Reckless

Outfit – Tuxedo (black full set) – Kauna

Shoes – Oxfords – Kauna

 HONEY #3 PHOTO

ON HER

Skin – Claudia (Med 07 Bl) – Belleza

Hair – Locomotion – Exile **NEW**

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Ducato Leather Jacket w/tank – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @Kustom9

Pants – Boyfriend Jeans (Ripped Blues) – Bueno **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Allison Boots (soot) – Fri.day

Accessory – Infinity Scarf (blue plaid) – {Mon Tissu}

ON HIM

Skin – Sean (Tone 6G) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Shaun (Veganic) – Action

Mesh Hands – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Facial Hair – Beard V.5 – Beusame

Tattoo – Medusa – Reckless

Top – Casual Shirt M4 (Plaid 02) – <Kal Rau>

Jacket – Vest Collection M2 (Brown) – <Kal Rau> **NEW**

Bottoms – Casual Jeans (Dark 1) – <Kal Rau>

Shoes – Trail Boots (Black) – Hoorenbeek

HONEY #4 PHOTO

ON HER

Skin – Claudia (Med 0 Bl) – Belleza

Hair – Shae (blondes) – Truth **NEW**

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Slouchy Sweater (gray) – *Shai* **NEW** @Kustom9

Bottoms – Wrap Skirt (yellow) – *Shai* **NEW** @Kustom9

Socks – Dahlia Socks (tiptoe) – Maitreya

ON HIM

Skin – Sean (Tone 6G) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Paul (Veganic) – Action

Mesh Hands & Feet – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Facial Hair – Beard V.5 – Beusame

Tattoo – Medusa – Reckless

Top – Basic T-shirt – <Kal Rau>

Bottoms – Skinny Pants (Denim Dark) – <Kal Rau> **NEW**

TOOTSIE PHOTO

Skin – Claudia (Med 1 Bl) – Belleza

Makeup – Claudia (Med Gloss 2) – Belleza

Hair – D428 (cream yellow) – Tram

Venus Mesh Body – Belleza **NEW**

Top – Sailor Blouse (red stripes) – The Secret Store

Bottoms – Sailor Hotpants (navy) – The Secret Store

Accessory – Sailor Hat (navy) – LaGyo

Accessory – Twitterpated Shades (red) – Intrigue Co.

Accessory – My Messy Lollipop – BN Inc.

{ One late summer morning in Tuscan spring… }

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It’s been wayyyy to long since blogging last.  And oh how I’ve missed it.  Perhaps I missed shopping in SL more… and I more than made up for my time away.  Trying to catch up on all the events I’ve missed since being buried in schoolwork proved to be a lot of work, if you count opening and closing my virtual wallet work.

Joking aside, I was glad I made it back just for the tail end of The Liason Collaborative‘s Tuscanny round.  And though it’s ending soon, these items from TLC: The Boutique, The Garden, and Poser Pavilion will all still be available in their stores after the 15th.  In addition to the beautiful scenery, I have a very cute new dress from GizzA called “Cookie” that can be worn alone or as I’ve done pairing it with some skinny capris from Coquet.  I love that this dress is HUD controlled to change to different colors and there are several styles available as well as the floral I’m wearing.  Definitely helps the inventory and mine can take all the help it can get.  Belleza has also just recently put out their full line of Ria Skins.  Lastly gotta give credit to Mr. Truth Hawks for consistently bringing us beautiful hair.. the man must be a machine.  This style called “Elyse” is just one of the many new hairs he’s put out lately and I love it’s playful casual look.

I hope to be able to blog more again now that my spring classes are at an end… going to enjoy all the pretty things of SL!  I hope you’re enjoying them as well. ❤  Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ria (Med #10) – Belleza **NEW**

Makeup, Freckles, & Moles – Ria Med (lipgloss #6) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Elyse (Light Blondes)– TRUTH **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Cookie Dress (Floral) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottom – Cropped Denim Pants (Khaki floral) – Coquet.

Shoes – Cozy Flats (Butter) – fri.day (gacha)

Jewelry – Isabella Necklace (Siena) – Earthstones **NEW** @The Boutique

POSES / SCENE

Miwa #4 – Imeka Poses **NEW** @Poser Pavilion

Gattera Ferrero Platter & Throw Rug – PixelMode **NEW** @The Garden

Tabatha Lounge – Mudhoney **NEW** @The Garden

Tuscany Fence Folding Screen, Terracotta Amhore (planters), Terracotta Mosaic Table (rust) – [bauwerk] **NEW** @The Garden

Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping – Fanatik, Studio Skye & KIDD

{ A Weekend Away at The Lodge }

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It’s no secret that I could use a vacation.  I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for quite a while now.  I would love to have a place to go to retreat in RL, but for now, all I have is SL and the imagination to create what might be the getaway that I need in the moment.  Perhaps I can live vicariously through my photos and pretend that I’m really there… enjoying the sounds of nature, the nearby creek, the birds singing, and the crackling of the fire, while the steam from my coffee tickles my nose as I take a sip while curling up in a cozy chair to read.  To do… nothing for a while.  It’s a beautiful things sometimes… to do nothing.  Even better when you can do nothing with someone else who enjoys doing nothing along with you.

Maybe one day I’ll get away….

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CREDITS

ON HER – BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 09) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Marleen (gingers) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HER – OUTFIT

Top – Novella Knit Sweater (cream) MESH – ::{u.f.o}:: **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lou Lou Denim (dark 1) – Mon Tissu

Socks – My Leg Warmers (khaki) MESH – [monso] **NEW**

Shoes – Allison Boots (Nutmeg) MESH – fri.day **NEW**

Jewelry – Royal Autumn Forest Acorn Necklace & Ring MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Boston Glasses (tortoiseshell) MESH – {Sleepy Eddy} **NEW** @The Chapter Four

ON HIM – OUTFIT

Top – Highneck Sweater (olive) MESH – Gabriel **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 MESH – Kal Rau

POSES

The Lodge Couples Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for Poser Pavilion @TLC

SCENE – OUTSIDE

Watcher’s Cabin (Green) – The Loft **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

Mums – Mudhoney

Car – Quatrelle – [aR]

Suitcases – Machinarium Suitcase – Vespertine (Gacha)

Suitcases – Mini leather suitcase – (Milk Motion) (Gacha)

Suitcases – Bon Voyage stacked suitcases – Tres Blah (Gacha)

Grass – KIDD (Dark Meadows)

Trees – Sugar Maples – Botanical & Birch & Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye

Golden Labrador – Zooby’s

SCENE – INSIDE

Rug (native) – Zigana

Attic Table, Anthropologie Lamp, Grandpa’s Skis (**NEW**for The Garden @TLC) – Vespertine

Coffee to-go – Atelier Kresno

Fall Delights Cappuccino – O.M.E.N. (Gacha)

Folded Newspaper – Meli Imako

Hanging Line with Pictures – Trompe Loeil

Woodstock – Apple Fall (Gacha)

Blinds (teak) – LISP

Leather Wingback Chair – Culprit **NEW** @The Mens’ Department

Classic Pouf (cow skin) – [bauwerk] **NEW** for The Garden @TLC