{ Focus }

“At the end of the day, you can focus on what’s tearing you apart, or what’s holding you together.”

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head (Bento) – Catya – Catwa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands (Bento) – Prohands – Vista **NEW**

Skin / Appliers – Barbara (America 03 RARE) – Glam Affair

Makeup Appliers – Giusy Lipsticks – Glam Affair

Makeup Appliers – Under Eye bags + Liner – VEECHI

Hair – Tara (Dark Blondes) – =DeLa*= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Amelli Sweater (brown) – Fame Femme **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Cake Leggings – Blueberry **NEW** @Mainstore

Shoes – Taiga Suede Boots w/socks – Just Design **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Focus – oOo Studio **NEW COMING SOON** @TLC 1/6

Scene

Wall Panels – Fancy Decor

Rosie’s Cuddle Chair – Kalopsia **NEW** @C88

Kensington Table – Tarte. **NEW** @C88

Vision of Hope Gacha: Extinct Framed Art, Frequent Flyer, Healing Soaps, Crystal T-lite Holder, Persistent Bloomers – Lucas Lameth **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Steampunk Living Room Gacha: Rugs, *books modified from Snowman Statue – .Bee Designs **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Book w/Glasses – Dutchie

{ le Salon de Musique }

… We make beautiful music together.

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Featuring so many beautiful items I’ve collected from previous events the past few months particularly from Death Row Designs and Fancy Decor but also inspired by Birdy and Scarlet Creative‘s additions from the current round of The Arcade… I give you the music parlour!

What I’m wearing can all be found at this month’s The Liaison Collaborative. Luxuria brings out my inner starlet in her gorgeous lingerie this month, perfect with Earthstones indulgent jewelry and kitten heels by Baiastice!

Enjoy the grandness of Second Life where you can live in the lap of luxury for a fraction of the price 😉 !

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Trinity 1.5 – LAQ

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands / Feet – Slink

Skin / Appliers – Vera (Cream) – INSOL **NEW** @TheBookofDaniel

Hair – Scarlett – D!va **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Bombshell Lingerie (pink) – {Luxuria} **NEW** @TLC

Shoes –  Glamor Kitten Heels *Slink-fit (peach) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Bacall Pearl Choker, Cocktail Ring, Bracelet & Earrings – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Build – Venice Gacha: Palazzo Vinci MT Prefab (RARE), Lace Couch, Console Table – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

Boudoir Gacha: Fireplace, Mirror, Pink Rug – Birdy **NEW** @The Arcade

Mystery Mansion 2 Gacha: Gramophone – DRD **NEW** @The Arcade

Victorian Musicroom: Harpsichord, Harp, Cello, Chandelier, Seating (pink) – DRD

Music Parlor Gacha: Rug, Handel Portrait, Beethoven Portrait, Music Book – Fancy Decor

Free Spirit Gacha: Round Table (mahogony) – Tarte. **NEW** @The Arcade

Summer Moved On Gacha: Vase w/Carnations (gold) – ARIA **NEW** @The Arcade

The Nook Gacha: Crystal Candelabra (modified) – Pixel Mode **NEW** @The Arcade

Flying Papers – Kalopsia

Scattered Sheet Music – Floorplan

Milton Curtains – Apple Fall **NEW** @FaMESHed

{ When beauty is in bloom all around }

A big Happy Birthday is in order this month for The Liaison Collaborative!  Celebrating 3 years of offering the residents of Second Life some of the best in home decor, fashion, beauty, and poses.  Congrats TLC!  And to show off a few of my favorites this round, I’ve composed a little picture of all things pretty and girly as spring is in bloom just around the corner.  TLC runs from March 10th – 30th so don’t wait to long to check it out!

Also some new “Pretty” singles poses from oOo Studio introduced on Fifty Linden Friday are out in store now… a little collection of pretty chair or ground sits perfect for your springtime photoshoots.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – CATWA

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Lianne (medium) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Blink or Wink Gacha: Wink (browns) – Exile **NEW** @TheArcade

Outfit – Zephyr Lingerie (pink) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @Uber

Pose – Pretty #2 – oOo Studio **NEW**

Scene

Romance Vanity Set- Serenity Style **NEW** @TLC

Jane Tulips in Bloom – Ariskea **NEW** @TLC

Le Secret Gacha: Secrets Frames 1 & 2, Dollie Rugs – Ariskea **NEW** @TheArcade

  • Spring Decor Gacha: Floral Pinboard, Flower Painting – [Brixley] **NEW** @TheArcade

Shabby Spring Gacha: Spring cottage RARE, potted orchid, painted stepladder, step stool (earth), pillow pile, jewelry box (mint) – tarte. **NEW** @TheArcade

{ 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

{ Coming Home… }

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Letting my boho free spirit run wild *ahem*… Check out Shiny Shabby for all things Bohemian before this round wraps up April 15th!

CREDITS

On Him

Skin – Sean (Tone 06 G) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Matthew – [Monso]

Outfit – Neva Coat, Jacket, Animal Tee – [ExcellencE] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Rolled-up Pants (denim) – BlankLine **NEW** @TMD

Shoes – Patmos Boots (black) – [Deadwool]

Pose – Zachary #1 – oOo Studio

On Her

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Aria – LeLutka **NEW**

Hair – Listen – Magika **NEW**

Shoes – Boho Sandals w/Socks – Just Design **NEW**

Pose – Stillness #5 – oOo Studio **NEW** @TMD

Scene

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @No21

Willa Boho Bed – Junk. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vintage Chest & DIY Picture Frame – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boho Carpet Gacha: #1 RARE Rug – [ kunst ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Phoebe’s Set: Patchwork Chairs, Console Table, Birdcage Lamp, Digital Frame, Books – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Side Table & Dreamcatcher Light – Tarte. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Street Fortune Teller Gacha: Wallhanging – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Iron Halo (hanging) – {anc.} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Handbag & Crumpled Newspaper – Apple Fall **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stone Fireplace & Aglaonema Plant – Dutchie

{ His & Hers }

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CREDITS

“His” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

The Infamous Armchair, Books, Pillows, Chess Set & Globe – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Bean Bag Chair w/Blanket (coffee) – Consignment & Floorplan **NEW**

Industrial Lamp, Antique Art, Masculine Bar, Banana Tree, Monogram Suitcases – Apple Fall **NEW**

Old Radiator & Vintage Camera Light – Junk. **NEW**

Cream Animal Rug – Junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Stone Fireplace & Fireplace Blankets – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Hanging Sheer Drape & Cigar Lounge Decor – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Langdon Table – CONVAIR **NEW**

“Hers” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

Stone Fireplace – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Cream Animal Rug – Junk.**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Bed – Pixel Mode **NEW**

Upcycled Armchair (blue), Porcelain Vase of Flowers, Little Rusty Lantern – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Shabby Table – HIDEKI **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Apothecary Cabinet – tarte. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Writer’s Desk (pink) – floorplan. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Vesna Vintage Slipcovered Chair & Decorative Tea cup – ARIA **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Little White Cabinet & Walking Sticks – junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Table Chandelier, Carpets, Ballet Shoes on Pillows – GA Home **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

the pea princess’s DIY bookstack – [ keke ]**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Print Rollscreen – {anc} **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Alicia Set: Mirror, frame, brush jar & makeup stand – MudHoney **NEW**

{ Tis the Season for Freezin } NEWness from TLC & lots of other places!

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Winter is in full swing on this side of the world and you can either embrace it and get out there in the snow and enjoy the activities that abound only in wintertime or cozy up inside with the warmth of soft blankets and warm fires viewing the wintery white beauty from the comfort of your cabin, shack, nook or house.

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However you decide to celebrate Winter, you can find lots of goodies for the gettin’ all over the grid.  The Liaison Collaborative has a special gacha garden this round for some extra fun if you’re ready to try your luck!

~ CREDITS: OUTDOOR PIC ~

OUTFIT

Skin – Mae Med 2 Dk (for TLC) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Joyful (browns) – Soonsiki **NEW** @N°21

Top – My Padding Jacket – [monso] **NEW** @Creation.JP

Bottoms – Snowday Pants (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Accessories – Sweater Weather Headwrap – REIGN. **NEW** @N°21

Accessories – SnowGloves (arctic red) – Flite. **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Hunting Boots (black) – Mikunch **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Anastasia – ILAYA **NEW** @TLC

**sign “tis the season for freezin” – Mien Poses **NEW** @TLC

SCENE

Ice Fishing Shack (Red) – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Woodcutter’s Set – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

Gone Fishing Wall Sign – +CONVAIR+

Cozy Outdoor Nooks Bavaria with Snowtop & Sleigh Picnic Table – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] **NEW** @TLC

The Winter Cabin Gacha: #6 Firepit – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @Kustom9

A Fishing Getaway: Fishing Pole – [Breno]

Hanging Fish Rack – [DDD]

Landscaping – Studio Skye

~ CREDITS: INDOOR PIC ~

OUTFIT

Skin – Mae Med 2 Dk (for TLC) – Belleza**NEW** @TLC

Hair – Joyful (browns) – Soonsiki **NEW** @N°21

Top – Flake Sweater (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Snowday Pants (grey) – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Hunting Boots (black) – Mikunch **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose – Snow Love: Curled – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

SCENE

Ice Fishing Shack (Red) & Hanging Holiday Sign (gacha) – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Light Clutter Rug, JOY Marquee, and Little Christmas Tree (gacha – Charlie) – tarte. **NEW** @TLC

Winter Rustic Gacha: Cabinet (RARE), Chalkboard, Birch Snowman – Blueberry Hill **NEW** @TLC

Snow Day Windowseat Crate & Books – Second Spaces **NEW** @C88

Hunter’s Retreat Gacha: Lumberjack’s Axe – dust bunny **NEW** @N°21

Fuji Kerosene Heater (champagne) – BALACLAVA!! **NEW** @Creation.JP

Cold Coffee Break Gacha: Wooden Table, Stool, Skillet of Cookies, Coffee Mugs, Vintage Flask, Fatty Candle – Toro. **NEW** @TLC

The Winter Cabin Gacha: #3 Folding Chair, #2 – Blankets, #8 Letters – :HAIKEI: **NEW** @Kustom9

Matchstick Ladders – Soy.  **NEW** @C88

{ 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