{ Desert Rose }

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire
This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realise that nothing’s as it seems

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing Left

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Rose (peach tone) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Scarlett w/hat (roots basics) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – One-Shoulder Dress (tribal) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Lama (black leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Drusilla Earrings (copper) – .random.Matter. **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Julius’ Brazalets (gold) – ::Una:: Creations **NEW** @TSA

Pose #484 – !bang

Wearing Right

Mesh Head Gacha: Julia (relaxed Cappuccino) – Genesis Lab **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Cappuccino – Genesis Lab (included w/head)

Hair – Brigitte (dark blonde 01) – MURRAY **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – Tiffany Romper (coffee) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Annie (Leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Mohio Bracelet, Ring & Necklace – Empyrean Forge

Pose – Sitting Pretty 8 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Scene

Cassla Camping Chair (brown w/blanket) – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Uber

Longhorn Skulls – TESLA

Roman Soldier Eagle – [Black Bantam] **NEW** @TSA

{ When I met you in the summer }

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Showing off the sunny side of Shiny Shabby with a dash of Summerfest thrown in and a sneak peek at some new “Sunning” poses w/prop towel from oOo Studio coming out this week for Fifty Linden Fridays!  GizzA also has these fanceh new shades that I just love (cuz I like to be fanceh 😀 ).  Which also happened to pair well with the gorgeous new Mohio jewelry set from Empyrean Forge.  And for indecisive girls like me, they both come with color-changing HUDs to match your look for the day. Yay!  Go get your beach on!

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NEW pose/prop “Sunning” towel from oOo Studio with 7 different poses and texture changing options.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Yolandi (Jamaica 5B) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Summerfest

Hair – Olivia – [Entwined] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Beach Basics Gacha: Bikini Top & Bottom (RARE) – Luas **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Mohio Necklace, Earrings, Ring and Bracelets – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Initial Anklet – Noodles **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Oversized Cat-eye Sunglasses (floral relief) – GizzA **NEW**

Scene

Lazy Summer Scene (modded) – !Ohmai

Seagulls (Herring Gull) – !Ohmai **NEW** @Summerfest

Beach Basics Gacha: Floaters (chocolate & strawberry), Towel 1, Hat (brown & white), Bag (purple), Case (yellow), Fruit Brochette – Luas **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Melville Sign: Life’s a Beach – COMMONER **NEW** @Summerfest

Orange Diamond Kite – BoOgErS **NEW** @Summerfest

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Pose – Photo #1 – Sit 020 – !bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Photo #2 – Sunning Towel #4 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF 7/3

Pose – Photo #3 – Sit 023 – !bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ One Juicy Flamingo }

Summertime is here and so are all the fun-in-the-sun goodies you’ve come to expect and maybe didn’t even know you were looking for!  The beauty of shopping in SL… you go in for watermelons, and leave with flamingos. Don’t mind me, I was just inspired by the juicy-licious colors of this new Glam Affair skin “Eles” available at Shiny Shabby this month!  It immediately made me think of the perfect summer fruit, watermelon! And while on the hunt for fruit I ended up with these adorable flamingos from !OhmaiGizzA had also just released this new flirty top and shorts set (complete with color changing bag) that added the element of green I needed, and Elikatira’s new hair at Collabor88 showed off a lovely coral pink ombre that looked like it was meant to be!  All things summer began to commence… So are YOU ready for kickin it in the sun? Don’t forget your juicy melons to keep you cooled off!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Eles Gacha (Europa 04 F) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (peach) – {S0NG}

Hair – Lena – Elikatira **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Give Me Summer Shorts (white), Top (ornamental lime) and Bag – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Cait Wedges (lime) – [Decoy] **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Miami Neon Sunglasses (green w/rainbow lenses) – Izzie’s

Jewelry – Miami Neon Necklace (white gold) – Izzie’s

Pose – Maven Series 2m – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Essential Skybox – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Watermelon Doormat – Pizza’s **NEW** @Summerfest

Assorted Flamingos (peach) – !Ohmai

{ 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

{ Until the last petal falls }

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LeLutka is blowing me away these days… so many mesh heads to choose from now and they are all quite lovely in their own way.  They really make picture-taking a breeze, leaving me more time for little whimsical details like the falling petals.  I decided to pick up another from her latest release in order to show off the gorgeous new fantasy-themed Glam Affair appliers out now at We ❤ Roleplay. The head here I am wearing is “Karin” with the GA Polar skin tone. For me, it had the most natural looking facial features.  Soft but not overly full lips, and eyes weren’t too small or too slanted.  I’m definitely excited to try out other appliers for the Karin head when they are released.

I also have to mention the beautifully detailed headpiece I’m wearing as it’s really the centerpiece of the photo.  A new release from GizzA and part of an entire gacha collection, called Les Fleurs, is available at The Chapter Four.  The piece shown is the rare colored version.

So many amazing things coming out this spring, so many things I want to show you.. I can hardly keep up.  But I shall surely try!  Until then, make sure you hit up We ❤ Roleplay as it celebrates its anniversary this month and has all sorts of gifts and specials going on!  And head on over to The Chapter Four for some gacha goodies from GizzA!  Enjoy! ❤

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka **NEW**

Skin Appliers – Fantasy Line (for Karin – in Polar) – Glam Affair **NEW** @We<3RP

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Hair – Ireme – ^.^Ayashi^.^ **NEW** @We<3RP (*highly edited for photo)

Accessory – Les Fleurs Gacha: Headpiece RARE – GizzA **NEW** @TCF

Pose – Simpli Series II #4 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Afternoon Tea } NEW from Shiny Shabby!

Shiny Shabby is open for another round of shopping goodness and this month’s theme is “From Russia with Love” featuring so many amazingly talented artists and their Russian inspired wares. Beautiful ethnic fashions, rich textures and patterns, and intricately ornate home furnishings for decorating inside and out. Several creators have touched on the the lavishness of vintage Russian style offering varying Samovar tea sets.Teatime_FINAL

In addition I was very excited to see a few new applier offerings for mesh heads.  I am loving this new Slink Visage applier from [TheSkinnery] called “Alyona”. With or without freckles in 3 different brow options.  Beautifully blushed cheeks make me feel like a doll.  The Absinthe Dress, from GizzA, is available in 5 different floral patterns and each comes with a coordinating floral necklace to match.Teatime-Closeup_FINAL

Shiny Shabby is open until May 14th, so you have plenty of time to get over there and check it out!

Happy Shopping! ❤

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin/Visage Applier – Alyona (RBf) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Crystal (winter) – BUZZERI

Hair – Miss Mabel V2 (light browns) – Lamb! **NEW** @TagGacha

Outfit – Absinthe Dress w/Necklace (vintage teal) – GizzA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Malgo (leather navy) – Just Design **NEW**

Scenery

Neva Chapel – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Antique Tea Cart, Chair, Bookstack, Teacups – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Douze Roses Gacha: Step Stool & Ladder – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Short Russian Woodwork Mirror (white) – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Samovar, Sugar Pot, Napkin Holder, Tray (Tzar) – 8f8 **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Moscow Nights Gacha: Bowl with Candies & Lemon Porcelain – Zerkalo **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses

Pic #1 (full body) – Stand #484 – !Bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pic #2 (closeup) – Simpli Series II #5 – An Lar **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Hold On } NEW from GizzA and Empyrean Forge!

I’m quite excited to be showing you a couple new items totally unrelated and it’s almost like they were meant to go together. Love it when that happens!  Firstly GizzA introduced this sexy little lowcut dress recently in a variety of colors, this happens to be one of the camo variations and works great with my mesh body.  But I was thrilled that it matched perfectly to my new Circadian Set from Empyrean Forge out now at The Secret Affair.  The set is quite unique to anything I’ve seen before.  The crystals on the set (which also includes earrings, not shown) are color-changing with a HUD.  It has a fantasy flair which Empyrean Forge is known for but as you can see it works well even with more modern fashion style.

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 STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 05 Lt Br w/Moles – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Nora – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (aqua) – {S0NG}

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Nail Appliers – Spring Basics – The Wicked Peach **NEW**

Dress – Laila Dress (camo teal) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Circadian Necklace & Cuffs – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @TSA

Pose – #246 – slouch

{ with all things new }

A bit of a hodge podge post here.. as there are new things coming and going left and right around the grid right now and Spring just around the corner. I had been wanting to show off this sweet floral frock, the Kate dress, from GizzA for a while. It comes with HUD color-changing pearls and the floral accessory you see here. I paired it with one of TRUTH‘s recent hair releases, Dulce, and added in the gold feathers from his other release, Wren, for a bit of country girl flair.  I’m also giving you a sneak peak of a new skin from Belleza coming soon to Skin Fair 2015, called “Tess”.

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But of all the newness, one of the most exciting things for me was the sim where I took these photos.  Blithe is a gorgeous new sim created by the talented Harlow Heslop, owner of the Pixel Bean Coffeehouse and The Grounds residential sim.  Harlow never ceases to amaze me with her attention to detail and ability to create perfectly serene landscapes, lush and intimate, full of natural beauty and always lots of cozy sitting areas and hangouts.  It’s a photographer’s dream but also the perfect place to go and get away from the daily grind.  It’s truly inspiring and I encourage you, if you have not been, you should definitely check it out.

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This was my first time visiting Blithe but I’m already planning on heading back for more photos very soon.  If you have any photos of Blithe you’d like to share, make sure you join their Flickr group as well.  Blithe is also a rez-friendly sim for group members (join for a very small one-time only fee of $200L to help offset ongoing sim costs).  Just make sure to leave no trace and pick up after yourself.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess (Med Lt Br 09) w/freckles & moles – Belleza **COMING SOON** @SkinFair2015

Eyes – Cheri (pale green) – {S0NG}

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter falsies – Candy Mountain

Mouth – OpenMouth PRO Teeth v2.0 – [PXL]

Hair – Dulce (light browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Hair Accessory – gold feathers from Wren style – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Kate Dress (green) – GizzA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Neva Boots & Socks (sand) – Just Design **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses – Simpli Series 4 & 5 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Location – Blithe

{ Uptown Girl } NEW from GizzA

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Skin – Amberly II (America 02 G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Makeup – Romy Freckles & Moles 05 – Glam Affair

Mesh Body & Hands – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Hair – Holly (no scarf – Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Top – Lula Jacket (blue) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottoms – Lula Pants (tartan) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Lorena Bootie (chocolate) – [Co57] **NEW** @Kustom9

Jewelry – Feather Earring (day & night) – LUXE. **NEW** @Kustom9

Jewelry – Gold Spikes Statement Necklace – (Yummy)

Accessory – Katana Speedy Damier Handbag (cafe) – [Co57] **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Distance 4 – oOo Studio

Location – MAYFAIR District

{ My Yearbook Photo } Smile Challenge Meme

Strawberry Singh‘s back to doing her Monday Memes and I’m so glad I’m able to participate in one again.  I admit this one was pretty easy and straightforward and well, just plain fun!   All I had to do was bare my pearly pixel teef and snap a photo!  But it did take me back a bit to those days… picking out that perfect outfit you were going to wear for your school picture, thinking about how you’d wear your hair and trying to keep it perfect for picture time with an entire can of hairspray, pre-picture angst over that surprise pimple that would be captured for all eternity in your yearbook photo, and whether to smile with or without teeth, or not smile at all because.. well.. you know some teeth should remain hidden.

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The default SL avatar has a notoriously creepy looking smile most of the time.. erring a bit on the side of psychotic.  Thus came along many different alternatives to creating a ‘smile’ from teeth/alphas to an actual mesh mouth or in my case here, a mesh head that has several different expressions to choose from.  The mesh head I’m using is from Slink, called “Visage” and comes in 2 different shape styles: Emma and Becky. They’ve been around for quite a while now, however, not too many skinners in SL actually carry appliers for them. With so many mesh parts on the market, I think that skin creators just have their hands full keeping up.  This is the first skin I’ve ever purchased from Deetalez and I was quite pleased with how it turned out on the mesh head.  In the past I’ve used appliers from Glam Affair (here), Pink Fuel (here) and also from Izzie’s (here). The Mesh Project has had a lot of success with their mesh heads from what I’ve seen, but they also come at a much higher price.  At this point I haven’t been ready to spend that much to try one. The fun part about mesh heads is definitely the variety of facial expressions.  Some might say I cheated to achieve the more attractive looking smile for my yearbook photo, but I would say I was being resourceful :P.

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And since we were on the topic of school, GizzA has just released a couple very cute and very plaid dresses that seemed to go right along this theme. I thought I’d get myself into double trouble and head on over to the location from this past weekend’s party at Elysion (an adult sim): “Fast Times at Elysion High”.  The amount of detail Syn puts into her themed party builds always amazes me and with a little PS magic I was able to put myself (twice) right back there for some afterschool extracurriculars… *ahem!* I mean… extra credit! I have always been a bit of an overachiever. Hehe.

Well if you want to join in the fun, definitely go check out Berry’s Yearbook Flickr Group and feel free to add your own smiley snapshot!  Stay cool and see ya round the halls. ❤

~ Trinetty Skytower ~

STYLE CREDITS

Pic #1 (Yearbook Photo)

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Gone – Magika **NEW**

Accessory – Goto Glasses – HOC Industries

Outfit – Melly Blazer (rose) – KITJA **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose/Prop – Yearbook Prop – oOo Studio

Pic #2 (Teacher’s Pets)

Girl on the Left

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Mesh Feet – High Feet – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Gone – Magika **NEW**

Accessory – Goto Glasses – HOC Industries

Outfit – Stacey Dress (plaid beige) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Eleanor T-strap Heels (brown) – GizzA

Jewelry – Butterfly Necklace – =ZENITH= **NEW** @L’accessories

Pose – #261 – Slouch

Girl on the Right

Skin – Romy (America 01 G) – Glam Affair

Mesh Hands – Casual – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Harmony (Ponytail – Browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Accessory – Nerd Glasses – Mad Mesh

Outfit – Emily Dress (black beige) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes/Socks – Windie (black) – CandyDoll

Pose – Stands 438M – !bang