{ Livin it up in the City }

This hit
That ice cold
Michelle Pfeiffer
That white gold
This one, for them hood girls
Them good girls
Straight masterpieces
Stylin’, while in
Livin’ it up in the city
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent
Gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity – LAQ

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Petra (Jamaica) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Makeup (default w/head) – LAQ

Hair – Only You – Lamb. **NEW** August Luxe Box

Outfit – Miriam Bodysuit w/Laces –  Addams **NEW** August Luxe Box

Top – Cropped Bomber Jacket – ISON **NEW** August Luxe Box

Shoes – Jenny Patent (no socks) – Just Design **NEW** @Kustom9

Accessory – Girl Headphones – Foxes **NEW** August Luxe Box GIFT

Bag – LuxeBag – Foxes **NEW** August Luxe Box GIFT

Poses – City #4 & #2 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FiftyLindenFridays

Location – Ciudad INK 

{ Came Back Haunted }

The floor is deep
And the mouth is wide

Saw some things on the other side
Made me promise to never tell
You know me I can’t help myself no

Now I got something you have to see
They put something inside of me

The smile is red and it’s eyes are black.
I don’t think I’ll be coming back

I don’t believe it
I had to see it
I came back haunted
I came back haunted

I said goodbye but I
I had to try
I came back haunted
C-c-came back haunted

Everywhere now reminding me
I am not who I used to be
I’m afraid this is just begun
Consequences for what I’ve done, yeah

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Claudia (BFF Fair 5 Bk) – Belleza

Hair – Rat (blacks) – Soonsiki **NEW**

Eyes – Sinistre Eyes (Darkness) – Dead Apples

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Tattoo – Pray 2 Your Gods – Reckless

Outfit – Melancholy Dress, Bracers, Garter, Top Hat (Black RARE) – Remarkable Oblivion **from Arcade Gacha

Top – Caged Corset Top – Baiastice **NEW**

Heels – Ultra Platform Boots – Just Magnetized **NEW**

Jewelry – Willow Necklace & Undecim Nosering – .aisling. **NEW**

SCENE

The Altar Set (all items) – ISON Home **from Arcade Gacha

Ouaja board and Tarot Cards – * S O R G O **from Arcade Gacha

Stack o’ books – Domineaux Effect

Reading Pile – Apple Fall

Black Magic Candelabra – floorplan.

Warrior Chair (black) – CONVAIR

 Pose – 181 – Slouch *modified*

{ Angel in Blue Jeans }

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And though I never got her name
Or time to find out anything
I loved her just the same

And though I rode a different road
And sang a different song
I’ll love her ’till my last breath’s gone.

~Train

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (SK 0) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Cowboy Hat / MINAMI (Mocha) – *ARGRACE* **NEW**

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Noah Cropped Vest (Sienna) – The Secret Store **NEW** @C88

Top – Mia Mini Halter Tank Top (Desert) – Tee*fy **NEW**

Bottoms – Beads Belt Denim Short (Stonewash) – Blueberry **NEW**

Shoes – Cowboy Boots (floral brown) – *COCO* **NEW**

Jewelry (on my left) – Kyara Bangle (Marrakesh) – [MANDALA] **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Dakotah Inlay Ring – Earthstones

Jewelry (on my right) – Cayuse Bracelet (Turquoise) – Earthstones

Jewelry (on my right) – Boho Bangles (Stone) – GizzA

POSE / LOCATION

Model Pose #551 – Manifeste

ISON Sim

{ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes } Book Meme

Bookstore-Model

Firstly the big news here is ARCADE IS OPEN!!!  Yes, I’m late on the announcement but I’ve been pretty side-tracked with starting back to school at the beginning of this year.  It’s been requiring a great deal of my time and so I’ve had to step back from SL considerably, however, I couldn’t miss out on Arcade.  It’s truly one of my favorite events, but omgosh I just can’t ever control my spending.  Each round overwhelms me with the cuteness and creativity and I want ALL THE THINGS!  So here I had to show off to you this wonderful set of book inspired pieces from Vespertine… The bookstore building is the perfect little reader’s hideaway to become immersed into your imagination.  Make sure you take a peek at my credits below to see all the other great items that you can find at Arcade, with the exception of my outfit which is a new release from GizzA!  This dress is sexy yet flirty and can take on a casual look or go more ‘night out on the town’ as it’s available in a non-argyle more glitzy fabric as well.  The neck cowl is also optional.

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Since Ms. Strawberry Singh decided to do a book meme last week coinciding with my very literary blogpost, I thought I’d go ahead and take part!  So here you go…

  1. Are you a bookworm? – Sadly no.  I actually envy those that read regularly, getting lost in a book for hours.  I remember doing that as a young teen.  Reading a whole book in a day, but nowadays I’m lucky if i make it to page 20 without falling asleep.  I suppose it depends on the subject matter though.  I just rarely have time to do it.  And I’m one of those unfortunate people that can’t read on a plane or in a car due to motion sickness.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I think either hardcover or paperback would be my choice.  I haven’t really tried to get into electronic formats.  I have an iPad but have never downloaded a book for it.  I do read a lot of articles or magazines electronically just not books.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – Hmmm well this has changed several times over the years when I did take time to read.  But I admit I have a bit of a naughty streak for literature.  My current book is from “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice and they were recommended to me by a friend who knew I had a penchant for the risque.  They are very.. graphic yet intriguing to me.  Prior to that collection my favorite was Nicci French’s “Killing Me Softly” which is an erotic thriller.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – I really love kids’ books too.  Dr. Seuss was always a long time favorite author, particularly “Fox in Socks”. I’ve read it so much that I’m pretty fast at all the tongue-twisters.  I also love the Pigeon book series by Mo Willems because they are interactive.  And I love reading aloud to little ones using silly voices and stuff. 😛
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 from above)
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks, and Dr. Seuss
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Pearl by John Steinbeck .. I read it in the 8th grade but the story is still very much embedded in my mind.  It really emphasized to me the darkness of greed and how one decision can impact your entire life.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Well I guess you can tell I really enjoy the erotic novels, but ever since I was young I also loved suspense/mystery/thrillers because they keep my attention and excitement.  I do also love Romance /Drama because of the feels.  I don’t get into non-fiction lest I feel like I’m reading a textbook for school.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – I don’t think I have a major opinion on this.  I know a lot of people get really upset about movies butchering books, but perhaps I don’t analyze it to that extent.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – I’m sure I have… however I tend to prefer reading an excerpt of the text to get a feel for the writing style and the type of reading it is to see if I think I will like it.  A beautiful cover will always garner attention though.
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Mostly through Amazon.  I used to shop Borders or Barnes and Noble but there isn’t really one that convenient to where I live right now.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Yes, but usually more so for my children.
  13. How many books do you own? – Probably about 20-25.  Not too many really.  It’s definitely something I wish I did more of.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The social factor.  I find it very interesting what motivates people to seek out others through a virtual world platform and all the different ways you can enjoy that interaction and how fulfilling that can be for people.

I will admit this meme was a little difficult for me because I’m not as much of a bookworm as I’d like to be.  Maybe that’s something I can remedy in the future… there is something very relaxing and magical about being lost in a book I think.  If you’d like to take part in this meme, check out Berry’s Blog for more information!  Happy Reading!

Bookstore-Inside

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Mimi (#8) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Makeup – Mimi Lipgloss (#15) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Belted Dress (Argly Plum) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Boots – Lauren Wedge Boots (leaf) – League

Bracelets – La Cubelle Fashionista MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Fameshed

POSES / SCENE

Rumi #6  – Kirin Poses **NEW**

Bookworm’s Nest Set (complete) – Vespertine **NEW** @Arcade

Ikat dhurrie rug (kohl) – Zaara **NEW** @Arcade

Ruffled Rug – Apple Fall **NEW** @Arcade

CopyCat Art – (NO) **NEW** @ Arcade

Dear John Set – Old Radio, John’s Cabinet (RARE) – O.M.E.N. **NEW** @Arcade

Bric-a-Brac Desk – Phone (RARE) – .aisling. **NEW** @Arcade

Potted Plant & Weeds – Zigana **NEW** @Arcade

Bike (RARE) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Tabby Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

 

{ Baby you’re so classic } featuring….FaMESHed, LaRoo, and Belleza

This post is wayyyy overdue, so I apologize for the not so newness of these items but maybe they will still be new to some of you! The month just got away from me much too quickly.  The month is not completely over so there’s still time to catch this round of FaMESHed or Belleza’s November Best Buys.  All clothing items will be available in stores after the event is over.  I decided to make use of all the really great fashion options there were not only from FaMESHed but also from DRIFT and LaRoo (who incidentally just introduced a fantastic new collection of mesh heels w/HUD-controlled feet), and create a classic 3 look preview:  one more uptown, one more downtown and one more casual… I hope you like!

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**Edit** due to holiday, family visiting and then illness this post didn’t make it in time for November, but all the November round of FaMESHed clothing will be in their stores soon…  Sorry! :\

CREDITS

Style #1

Skin – Ashley (Med-01) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (hazel) – IKON

Hair – Pixvior (dark reds) MESH – Vanity **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top (under) – Dita Tucked Chemise (black) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Jacket – Vintage Fur Bomber (leopard) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Bottoms – Sandy Leather Pants (black) MESH – Cracked Mirror **NEW**

Accessory – Highbrow Shades MESH – DECO

Jewelry – 50s Pearl Necklace (red) MESH – Izzie’s

Shoes – Aria Wedges (red) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Style #2

Skin – Ashley (Med-02) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top (under) – Mini Corset non-sheer (black) MESH – Tee*fy

Jacket – City Blazer (Tweeds) MESH – DRIFT **NEW**

Bottoms – Linen Stitched Skirt (black) MESH – NYU **NEW**

Accessory – Neckerchief (black velvet) MESH – DRIFT

Accessory – Scout Boho Bag (gray) MESH – ISON

Jewelry – Gigi shimmer bow Ring (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls Earrings (black) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Hanna Pumps (violet) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Style #3

Skin – Ashley (Med-03) – Belleza **NEW Best Buy November Exclusive**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Daydream (naturals) MESH – Exile **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Top – Los Angeles Cardigan (Tanager) MESH – Emery **NEW**

Bottoms – Lana Shorts MESH – Mutresse **NEW**

Jewelry – Mermaid’s Serpent Eye Ring (silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Jewelry – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic (long) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Alison Pumps (black) MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Poses for All Styles from KIRIN Poses (Maylee Pack) **NEW**

{ As the last leaves fall }

It still amazes me every year how fast October and November fly by, they are some of my busiest months of the year…. I love the fall season so much and it’s a bit disheartening to blink and see that it’s already gone.  People are already talking about Christmas, and decorating, and I’m already hyperventilating at the thought of the dozens of cookies that will be baked this December.  For those of you that know me on Plurk, you shall be tantalized with my decadent treats (i.e. prepare for the food porn), so don’t you worry.  But before I am forced into getting merry and bright, I’m going to take one last look around at this beautiful autumn season and enjoy it.  Thankfully in Virginia, where I’m from, the cooler temps have only just begun to set in and I can get away without a jacket most days.  

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The outfit I’m showing off for you today is really a reflection of something I would wear in real life; the patterns, colors and textures are comfortable and still very stylish, classy and feminine.  The knit belted vest and coordinating wool mini are from Gizza new for the fall/winter season and come in a variety of other tartan patterns and colors.  And when I came across these gorgeous high boots from Intrepid for the Shoetopia Fair, they were perfect to complete the sophisticated look I was going for.  I kind of love the high boot look especially when combined with a shorter skirt or dress.  Now, off to do more shopping..

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I hope you all have a great start to your week… ❤

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Nina (Med-03 w/freckles) – Belleza **NEW**

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Nadia (Pale Blonde) MESH – LaViere **NEW** @C88

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Nails – Appliers (Gradients 01) – Ma Vie **NEW** @Shoetopia (Gacha)

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top (under) – Skinny Sweater (noir) – Paradisis

Top (over) – Knitted Crop Top (grey) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Bottoms – Tartan Mini Skirt (grey) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Hosiery – Overknee Socks (grey) – Izzie’s

Accessory – Heuston Scarf MESH – ISPACHI

Accessory – BAIA sunglasses – Tabloid.

Accessory – Scout Boho Bag (gray) MESH – ISON

Jewelry – London Time Necklace MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Okaki Bracelet (black) MESH – Mandala

Shoes – Zealous Boots (grey) MESH – Intrepid **NEW** @Shoetopia

POSES

Stands 216 – !Bang (full shot)

Lana 03 – Kirin Poses (close up)

LOCATION

Neva Sky Villi

{ Warrior of Light } at Collabor88

Warrior-full_FINAL

Welp.  I had meant to blog this a couple weeks ago but got caught up in quite a pile of work and deadlines so this one had to wait.  Although I had the photo done and ready to go… And the inspiration came from the name of the fashion pieces from .Shi at this month’s round of Collabor88.  There was an other worldly element to the breastplate piece that was hard to pinpoint, and I really think it’s a very versatile piece… But for me, I felt a bit of an ancient Greek influence overall, especially once I added in the Gladiator heels from ISON.  Regardless, this look was truly fun for me to put together… to step out of the traditional fashion styles and into something a bit fantasy, a bit historical, and a bit roleplay.  And to still feel powerful and strong yet feminine.  Yep, I think I’ll keep this look… never know when you’ll hear the battle cries.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 05) – Glam Affair

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

Makeup – Metallic Eyeshadow (light gold) – KOSH

Hair – KED937 & SCO052 (browns) MESH – Boon

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top 1 – Daleth Wrap (black) MESH – .Shi **NEW** @C88

Top 2 – TSADE / Body Cuff (maroon) MESH – .Shi **NEW** @C88

Skirt – Novella Flare Skirt (black leather) MESH – ::{u.f.o}:: **NEW** @C88

Shoes – lace-up Gladiator Sandals (plum) MESH – ISON **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Cuffs (gold) – erratic

Weapons – Gilded Bow of Jie & Quiver – [EZ]

POSES

Full body – Katana Blade pose #2 – Essential Soul

Close up – Hero Unisex Pose – Tabou Irresistable

{ Next to Me }

 Edgy-Full_FINAL

Been a busy week in both worlds, not leaving me much time for blogging but with the start of FaMESHed and C88 for May and the plethora of other new releases from some of my other favorite stores, I can’t help but want to show stuff off.  Gospel Voom just came out with yet another pair of sexy sleek wedge heels for his Gos Boutique line.

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Ikon Innovia has just released some beautiful new eyes called “Vanity” in a great array of colors.  You can even go pick up some in “denim” blue for the May VIP group gift.  The Plastik’s new collection of skinny jeans had me salivating because the designs were so unique and edgy.. Had to grab a few of those!  I’m a little slow to the party, but this look begged for some ear piercingsand I had just recently discovered the mesh ears from Mandala that were exactly what I needed… there are actually 3 different choices now for piercing styles that are all HUD operated (which I love) as well as one ear set that is un-pierced.  Gizza’s new bracelet watches along with LeLutka’s Emeli hairdo are hot hot hot and uber edgy.

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Very different from my usual look but I am loving it.  Til tomorrow when dress-up begins all over again. 😛

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Betty (Sunkissed) – Belleza

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (chocolate) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Emeli (Bournville Fade) MESHLeLutka **NEW**

Ears – Steking Ears MESHMandala **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Jacket – Structured Blazer (Crow) MESH The Secret Store **NEW** @C88

Top – Sequin Top (Cocoa) – DCNY **NEW** (from FLF)

Bottoms – Militia Skinnies (Goldleaf) MESHThe Plastik **NEW**

Shoes – Ursula Wedge (Black/Gold) MESHGOS Boutique **NEW**

Jewelry – Onigiri Necklace (Charcoal) MESHMandala

Accessory – Odyssey Watch & Bracelet (Black) MESHGizzA **NEW**

Bag – Pandora Duffle (Red) MESHISON

POSES

Antistar Poses – MaVie **NEW** (from Lazy Sundays)

LOCATION

Grunge City

{ River Flows in You }

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This was my “Goodnight and Farewell” tribute to the beautiful Neva River Sim… I wanted to enjoy it in the dark quiet of night.. the beautiful enchanted forest.  I stayed for quite a while even while editing the photo… listening to the trickling of the waterfall and stream beneath my feet.  It will be missed.

Many thanks again Neva and Bootney and Alex of Skye Studio for bringing us such a lovely place to come and fill us with peace.

Please listen to the music I have chosen to accompany this photo… I found it to be very fitting and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Tanabata Skin 01 Freckles – My Ugly Dorothy

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (grey) – IKON

Hair – Mango (Browns) MESH=DeLa*=

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Casual Oversized Shirt (rose) – ISON **NEW**

Bottoms – Lou Lou (dark) – Mon Tissu

Jewelry – FRIENDO Necklace & Bracelet – MIEL

Jewelry – LUN Earrings – MIEL

POSE

“Cleo” Singles – oOo Studio

LOCATION

Neva River Sim (now closed)