{ 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

{ Clarity }

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High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash ’cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks ’til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

‘Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

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I am featuring a mix of items from a number of events going on in SL right now.  My beautiful Leila skin from Belleza is still available at The Arcade til the end of the month.  And if you haven’t had a chance to check out The Seasons Story yet, definitely go have a look!  I was so very impressed with all the fabulous creations on sale there.  You’re sure to see much more from there in my future posts.  Lastly, the latest round at The Boutique just opened a few days ago with lots of New York 5th Avenue styled fashions.  My favorite buys were definitely these lacey booties for my Slink feet and my new IKON Perspective eyes in “Clarity” – the inspiration for my post in both color and name.

Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #15 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Clarity) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Keira (darks) MESH – tulip. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Turtleneck Tunic (black) MESH – .:ryvolter:. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Bracelet – Murano MESH – Cae’s **NEW** @The Boutique

Shoes – Alicia Lace Booties** (black) MESH – lassitude & ennui **NEW** @The Boutique

**for Slink MESH Feet

Hair Accessory – By Any Other Name (black) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @The Seasons Story

POSES

Expose Line 2-9 – Di’s Opera Poses (used in close up)

Avantgarde Line 2-10 – Di’s Opera Poses (full body)

{ Premiere } For Love Donna Flora

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I’m sure by now many of you have already heard about the Love Donna Flora! event coming soon from July 25th – August 11th.  But if you haven’t, I would love to take this opportunity to share with you what it’s purpose is and what it means to me to participate.  The purpose of this event is to help a beloved member of the SL community, Ms. Squinternet Larnia, creator of the store Donna Flora that has for years blessed our SL lives with the most beautiful and well-designed vintagewear on the grid.  In late 2011, Ms. Larnia discovered she had breast cancer that had already metasized to her bones.  It has been a tremendous battle for her over the years to defy the odds and continue to seek out new treatments, therefore her ability to keep creating has been diminished and her store that we love so dearly is barely able to make tier.  I have never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Larnia myself but I know her brand well.  It has been on my radar since nearly the start of my SL experience 5 years ago and remains a go-to place for all things vintage inspired, particularly for me, her exquisite jewelry collections.  Her eye for detail and textures in keeping with the eras she is designing for are unmatched.  It would be a shame to me to see her amazing work fall away and disappear.  But more importantly this is an opportunity to support  a woman that has given so much beauty to Second Life.  What I love about this event is not just the fundraising and financial help we can provide her through the generosity of many other wonderful designers, but also how quickly the community rallied and wanted to offer Ms. Larnia messages of hope and love.  This is the first post of a few I will be doing in the coming weeks to promote this heartfelt event. To read more about the event and designers participating as well as to read the posts and well-wishes from fellow Donna Flora lovers or to leave one of your own, see the Love Donna Flora! blog.

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Since this is my debut post on the event, I am showing off the Pose Prop “Premiere” from oOo Studio, available at the Love Donna Flora! event with 100% of the proceeds being donated.  The red carpet backdrop allows you to add your own custom texture or logos, while glamming it up with 8 female, 7 male, and 3 couples poses.

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CREDITS  ON HER

BODY

Skin – Katya (America 03 E) – Glam Affair **NEW** @The Boutique

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

Hair – Francine (Naturals) MESH*Calico* **NEW** @Hair Fair

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Blythe Gown (Bronze) MESHRebel Hope **NEW**

Shoes – Grace Sandal (Bronze) MESH[Gos Boutique]

Jewelry – Julia Necklace, Earrings, and Ring (white) MESHDonna Flora

Bag – Delirium Clutch (black) MESHMOLiCHiNO

POSE / PROP

Premiere – oOo Studio **NEW** @Love Donna Flora!