{ Elfed }

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I’ve been a busy little elf working on getting our home and sim changed over for Winter/Christmas which is pretty amazing considering how most seasons I’m 1000% behind on. Gonna make Santa proud this year (even if I am still on the naughty list). But I’m enjoying it so much.. finally having a “home” in SL and not just a place to take pretty pictures. I was given a stern talking to about not accurately depicting how this all went down, and it’s true.  I had help from my love, Mr. Roxan and my lovely, sweetness, Cecilia, in getting all the beautiful ornaments up on the tree.  Unfortunately we were too busy chatting for me to capture that in a photo. Plus there was a blinging Freenis on the top of the tree then.  I spared you all from the horror of that. 😛 You’re welcome.

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Renee (America) w/Lipstick #5 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup – Eyeliners w/ bags – VEECHI

Mesh Eyes – Chromatic Eyes Gacha (Ghost RARE) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – Steking V5 – Mandala

Hair – Glenn II (blonds) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Outfit – Emily Sweaterdress w/Scarf – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Anna Boots w/Socks – Just Because **NEW** @Uber

Other – Festivat Gacha: Blinking Blitzen RARE – Remarkable Oblivion

Accessory – Gloves Necklace01 RARE – VCO

Pose Pic #1 – From Ladder Prop – Apple Fall & An Lar

Pose Pic #2 – Sits Pose #4 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Interior/Exterior Decor

Storyteller’s Burrow Gacha: Cottage (RARE) – 8f8

Douglas Fir Christmas Tree & Outdoor Seasonal Boxwood – Botanical

Black n White Christmas Gacha: Tree Lights RARE – The Loft

Assorted Tree Decorations Gachas – ARIA, Kalopsia, & Fancy Decor

Christmas Star – Figment

Hanging Mistletoe – Apple Fall

Holiday Decor ’15 Garland – JIAN

Snowmen – Dysfunctionality Designs

 

{ Come little leaves, said the wind }

“Come, little leaves” said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadows with me, and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold;
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”

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Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity 1.5 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza

Skin / Applier – Olivia (Med) for LAQ – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Freya (light blondes) – Elua **NEW** @SALEM

Outfit – Blaire Tucked in Blouse w/ Blaire Belted Skirt – Blueberry **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Classic Jane Heels w/Stockings – REIGN **NEW** @C88

Accessories – September Ends Scarf & Umbrella – Astralia **NEW** @TSS

Pose (sitting modified) – Sitting Pretty – Kirin

Location – Izzie’s Mainstore

{ Turn the page }

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.

The man who never reads lives only one.”

~ George R.R. Martin

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Destiny – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Alma (Asia RARE 02) – Glam Affair **NEW** @GachaGuardians

Eyes – Mesh Eyes #2 – L’etre

Hair – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Silvia Dress – *Just Because* **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Sabrina Heels w/Stockings & Garters – Phedora **NEW** @KinkyMonthly

Poses – Sitting Pretty Poses (modified) – Kirin

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Build – Rustic Cabin – DRD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rustic Sofa – DRD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

The Artists Library Set: Bookshelves, Stool, Reclaimed Library Chair – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall Cottage Gacha: Pumpkin Decor, Autumn Wreath, (Garland), Rug, Lanterns – Bee Designs **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hallsey Windows & Mirrors (gold) – The LOFT **NEW** @Salem

Tabitha’s Gacha: #5 Spell Books (Red/Beige) – Kalopsia **NEW** @Salem

Hallow’s Eve Gacha: Antique Table – David Heather **NEW** @Salem

Cup of Cocoa Set: Marshmallow Mug, Heart’s Desire Mug, Cocoa Cookies – Artisan Fantasy

Lively Labs – Chocolate Companion Pup – JIAN

Hunter’s Fireplace Accessories – MadPea

Firewood Basket – DustBunny

{ Be soft }

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Dyana – Catwa

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Mia (Peach) – INSOL **NEW** @TresChic

Mesh Eyes Gacha – #2 – L’etre

Hair (w/Hood) – Giselle (for Giselle Mesh Dress) – BESOM & ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Top – Giselle Mesh Dress – ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Cherish Leggings Appliers – LYBRA

Shoes – Double Wrap Bootie w/Socks (grey) – TETRA **NEW** @Kustom9

Jewelry – Tresser Choker (white) – (Yummy) **NEW** @N21

Other – Sleepy Bengal (Gray) – O.M.E.N **NEW** @C88

Pose (closeup) – Riri #1 – KIRIN **NEW** @Kustom9

Location – Blithe

 

{ Rare Antiquities }

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
~Steve Maraboli

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Gabriela (special Polar Tone) for Catwa – Glam Affair **NEW** @TheForest

Hair – Lazy (blondes) – Tableau Vivant

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Blush) – IKON

Outfit – Giselle Gown – Just Because **NEW** @Mainstore

Jewelry – Nicky Pearl Drops – Glam Affair **NEW** @TheForest

Other – Thorn Set: Headpiece (w/out hair) – Astralia **NEW** @C88

Pose #1 – The Noir Series Two (m) – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose #2 – Tsuki Pose 6 – Kirin Poses

Build – Breezy Cottage – DaD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

JOY Gacha: Cabinet (RARE) – Glam Affair Home **NEW** @Chapter4

Garden Rose Gacha: Urn (creme) – NOMAD

Amore Gacha: Angel Bust – NOMAD

Brocante Gacha: Candelabra – NOMAD

Flying Curtains & Papers – Kalopsia

{ Welcome to the Dead & Breakfast }

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Dark and morbid yet elegantly gothic..

..the Dead & Breakfast Inn invites you to come stay for fright or two.  

Eat, drink and be scary!  The company and accomodations are to die for!  

This is our busy season so please remember to book a head.  

Warning!! Abundance of pictures ahead! I had a bit too much fun getting into the Halloween spirit this past weekend and put together a creepy version of a vintage Bed & Breakfast with all the wonderfully spooky creations that were out in Second Life this past month.  HauntedInn-Entry_FINAL

Entryway / Guest Book

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Dining Room / Entertaining Area

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Sitting Room / Lobby

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Details in Review

Come and stay if you dare…

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CREDITS

Outside / Exterior

House – Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny *tinted texture

Dead & Breakfast Sign & Halloween Pumpkin Candleholders – DRD

Scarecrow – [ zerkalo ] **NEW**

Back to Black Gacha: Cemetary Gate – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stone Wall – Kalopsia

Graves & Old Trees (brown) – L12

Stoney Path – [DDD]

Entryway

TAG Gacha: Secretaire (RARE) – [Deadwool]

TAG Gacha: Hotel Paranoia – Black Jack (coatrack) – Remarkable Oblivion

TAG Gacha: Cuddle Creepers – Rip the Skele-dog (RARE) – Jian

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Dead & Breakfast Sign – [Brixley]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Suitcase Pile & Wall/Floor bloody textures – DRD

Worn Luggage Bag – Apple Fall

Writer’s Room Gacha: Oil Lamp – Pixel Mode

Rolltop Desk Set Accessories – [noctis]

Dining Room

Halloween Decor Set: Console, Ghost Frame, Skull, Donuts, Eyes Jar, Candles, Halloween Flags, Dining Table, Chairs, Bench, Rose Vase, Blood Bottle & Glasses – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Lenore Set: (dead) Roses, Rug, Candlesticks, Cabinet (white), Table & Urn – Mudhoney

TAG Gacha – Spiderweb Rocking Chair – {vespertine}

TAG Gacha – Gothic Diva: Abstract Sculpture – NOMAD

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Creepy Doll (minus chair) – DRD

TAG Gacha – Dining with Death: Skelly Dinner Guest (eat), Table Settings – *Shai*

Back to Black Gacha: Chandalier – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boney Candle Holders – Schadenfreude **NEW** @C88

Witching Hour Candy Apples – {What Next} **NEW** @C88

Baxter Cake Stand w/Cupcakes – The Loft **NEW** @C88

Garden Gacha: Old Book Pile – {anc}

Broken Antique Mirrors – Medieval Fantasy

Body under Blood Stained Rug – House of Avro

Relaxed Roman Shades – Mudhoney

Arcade Love Curtain Pane – Scarlet Creative

Sitting Room

Back to Black Gacha: Sofa (RARE), Chair, Rug, Drawers, Light (candelabra), Pumpkins – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Halloween Decor: Frames – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Family Tree – {vespertine}

Halloween Bottles – DRD

Musical Clock Gacha: Perpetuum Mobile – [ContraptioN]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Chandelier w/webs – DRD

Door Curtains – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

 Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CATWA

Skin/Appliers – TAG Gacha: Bloody Ghost 6 w/Bloody Hands – [theSkinnery]

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Zombie Eyes (red) – .{PSYCHO.Byts}.

Hair – Rhea – AMACCI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Vanessa Dress Black (RARE) – FAIDA & Fallen Gods

Sweet November Gacha: Mink Fur (gray) – Silvery K. **NEW** @GachaGarden

TAG Gacha – Victorian Mourning Hat (Mystery RARE) – Kalopsia

Jewelry – Anais Necklaces/Chokers/Ring – Plastik **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hocus Pocus Gacha: Mr. Bigglesworth (gray) – Birdy

Poses by Manifeste & Kirin

**Please Note any items from Wayward Halloween and TAG Gachas may not be available in stores right away to play.. Mystery RARES are exclusive to the event during it’s duration only**

{ 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

{ Freya & Isis } Belleza’s NEWEST Mesh Bodies & Venus Update!

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For those Belleza skin lovers, it has been a long wait for an update on the beloved Venus body, but I can say after seeing the improvements.. It is well worth it!  Not only is the Venus body completely updated and re-textured, but the HUD system has been completely revamped with tons more bells and whistles!

Check out all the updates:

  • New skin texture
  • Skin color picker
  • Skin effects/materials (love this!)
  • Many additional alpha cuts
  • Alpha save slots
  • Alpha Auto-Hide Option for Creators to add onto their clothing
  • New neck sizing with improved neck sheath (fits seamlessly)
  • Additional breast option (natural, push-up, and now PERKY!)
  • Blend/mask mode for clothing appliers
  • Socks/gloves on all body layers
  • Clothing layer with alpha cuts
  • Texture refresh options
  • Hands/feet SL UVS
  • New nail shape (includes pointed nails!)
  • Changing to Slink hands/feet body fit with just the touch of a button

And along with the updates on the HUD, you will also receive 2 NEW Mesh Bodies: Isis & Freya!  Freya is a lovely curvier figure with ample breasts, thighs and bottom, while Isis is a bit more on the slim side with a soft feminine silhouette.

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Isis Mesh Body by Belleza

Freya Mesh Body by Belleza

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If you have already purchased the Venus body, you will receive the Isis and Freya bodies along with the update as well as any new purchases.  See the store for redelivery if you do not receive your update in world automatically.  Demos are available in store as well now!

See the Belleza Blog for more details and views of the new HUD system!

CREDITS

Group Photo Scene

Industrial High Culture Gacha: Classical Chair & Bust – NOMAD

Vintage Gacha: Fancy Little End Table & Frames – =Zenith=

Group Pose “Stretched” by An Lar

Group Pose “Modeling Chair Pose” (edit to remove chair) – Dieselworks

Build – The Marcus Studio Apartment – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

On Isis

Skin – Amelia (Med Bl 8 w/ blush & freckles) – Belleza

Hair – Oceana (blonde) – +elua+ **NEW** @Summerfest

Eyes – Luna (dark grey) – {S0NG}

Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Single Pose “Tiptoe” by oOo Studio

On Freya

Skin – Claudia (Uber Tan Blk 7 w/ blush & moles) – Belleza

Hair – Bronwyn (browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Eyes – Bio (dark brown) – {S0NG}

Single Pose – Nyla – Kirin

Industrial High Culture Gacha: Classical Couch, Fruit & Candles Tray & Cello – NOMAD

{ 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~

{ 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