{ Indulgence }

I want…
your legs
draped over my shoulders,
your voice
breath-filled and coy;
your hands
pulling me in closer,
your body
writhing with joy;

my face
buried deep between
your thighs,
holding me in place;
my nose
filled with your sweet scent,
my tongue
dancing with your taste

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close-up view

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Fiona (America 05 G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Hortensia – Tableau Vivant

Eyes – Aura (hazel) – Buzzeri **NEW** @TheMix

Other – Mesh Couture Eyeline No.1 – Glam Affair

Beauty – Moles – Belleza

Outfit – Desire Gown (red) – WIMEY **NEW** @TheMix

Panties – Chanchal Lingerie – ZAARA

Accessories – Lace Gacha: Eyepatch, Necklace, Gloves (RARE) – Silvery K. **NEW** @GachaGarden

Pose #182 – Slouch

Language of Flowers Gacha: Indulgence – Paper Moon **NEW** @GachaGarden

Tomoto Gacha: Table (black) – Glam Affair **NEW** @GachaGarden

Vintage Armchairs Gacha: Set 02 (modified color) – [ILAYA] **NEW** @GachaGarden

Antique Chandelier – [NO CONCEPT]

{ Talking Body } NEW from Belleza & Uber!

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin/Appliers – Claudia for Uber (Tan 02 Blk) – Belleza **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Rajana (dk browns) – MOON. **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Luna Eyes (dark grey) – {S0NG}

Tattoo – Haze – RECKLESS. **NEW** @Uber

Top – Jaya Top – Fishy Strawberry **NEW** @Uber

Bottoms – Cropped Harem Pants (pink) – Miss Chelsea **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Aurora Earrings & Nosechain – CerberusXing **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Nidhi belly piercing, bangles & headpiece (aqua) – Izzie’s **NEW** @Uber

Scene

Jodhpur House (RARE) – ZAARA [home] **previous Arcade gacha

Gila Hanging Lounger & Floor/Wall Pillow – Junk. **NEW** @Uber

Deva Side Table & Lotus Candles – [ARIA] **NEW** @Uber

Lotus Spa Pendant Lights – CheekyPea **NEW** @Uber

Pose – Certainty – Inertia

{ It’s Showtime! } NEW from oOo Studio for Burlesque!

The Burlesque Event has just opened as of February 1st and if you love anything with cabaret vintage styling, you won’t want to miss this!  This event runs thru the 15th, so you have 2 full weeks to go check it out.

I am featuring some fantastic new poses (and prop) from oOo Studio.  Ola collaborated with Emery Milneaux from Commoner to give you “Follies”, a photobooth prop full of 11 sexy poses perfect for your pinup pics! Follies_FINAL

Ola has also released “Adelaide”, a new set of 7 singles poses, a variety of sits and standing poses that you can play around with and put on your own little show!

Adelaide_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Photo #1

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly II (America 07C) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Makeup – Couture Eyeliner no.01 – Glam Affair

Hair – Amy (redheads) – Tableau Vivant **NEW**

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (hazel) – Buzzeri

Outfit – Isabella Corset – Eudora 3D **NEW**

Jewelry – Diamond Chandelier Earrings, Gold Bead Choker, Gold & Black Pearl Necklace – Yummy **NEW**

Accessory – AYLA Hair Jewel (onix) – Donna Flora **modified color

Accessory – Diamonds Pasties (Deluxe) – Mad’

Pose / Prop – “Follies” – oOo Studio **NEW** @Burlesque

Photo #2

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly (America 11D) – Glam Affair

Hair – Veronica (black coffee) – Wasabi Pills

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Outfit – Chancla Lingerie Appliers – Zaara **NEW**

Jewelry – Mezzaluna Necklace – Cae’s **NEW**

Accessory – Faux Fur Stole (black) – Foxes **NEW**

Accessory – Cigarette & holder – [ kunst ] **NEW**

Accessory – Fascinator Black Veil (Dolly Collection) – MoDANNA

Shoes – Anastasia (Lacquer Red) – JustDesign **NEW**

Baby Grand Piano – LISP

Pose – “Adelaide” – oOo Studio **NEW** @Burlesque

{ The future is where you’ll wind up eventually }

The newest round of The Liaison Collaborative has begun with the theme “Technologic” featuring some of the best designers on the grid.  Whether you’re looking for some home decor, fashion or poses, TLC has a little of something for everyone.  Each round starts on the 15th of the month with a new creative theme to spark your SL inspiration.  Check it out!

ModRoom-FINAL

CREDITS

(Building) Modern Cabana – Dark Corp

Modern Cabana – [ba] Barnesworth Anubis **NEW** @TLC

Manchester Bed, End Table, Wall Light & Pipe – [pm] Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Vega Desk, Chair, Computer & Snacks – [Fetch] **NEW** @TLC

Dewey the Robot Bookshelf – Alouette **NEW** @TLC

Future Past Shelves (empty) – Second Spaces **NEW** @TLC

Planterbots – Plethora **NEW** @TLC

Ceramic Pots & Interlocking Tables (triangular) – +CONVAIR+ **NEW** @TLC

Anthropology Chair – {NanTra} **NEW** @TLC

The Mad Scientist’s Birdcage & Birds – +Half-Deer+ **NEW** @TLC

Ikat Dhurrie Rug (kohl) – Zaara [home] *from previous Arcade Gacha

Soundwave Poster – Sari-Sari *from previous Gacha

Magazine Files, Design Books, Nouveau Screen – Apple Fall

Mesh Plant #8 – :neigeux:

{ 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

 

{ On a Sparkling Sea… Would You Wait for Me? } & Berry’s Black & White Portrait Challenge

I have a confession…I fell in love.  I couldn’t not have it.  The dress, that is.  I mean, I’ve been in love with Zaara Kohime’s designs for years, but this NEW Suhina dress… I knew it must be mine.  In fact, I’ve rarely taken it off since getting it because… well just look at it.  It’s gorgeous.  It’s sparkly sequin like fabric shimmers wrapped around me and it paired perfectly with her Atiriya jewelry pieces.  It comes in many other just as lovely colors, but with me sporting blonde hair these days, and my favorite grey Promise Eyes from IKON, the grey faded to aqua gown was the perfect choice.  I decided to take this pic and use another love of mine… Bokeh.  I’m sure if you look at many of my photos you’ll see that it’s a commonly used effect.  (DON’T HATE ON MY BOKEH)  I just love the soft, romantical whimsy it gives.  This particular choice of bokeh I loved for the shimmery effect.  You can find bokeh brushes pretty easily (deviantart.com is a great source) and create your own effects in PS, or a texture that you can overlay on the image.  I used a combination of both for my pic here.

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And since Miss Strawberry Singh decided to do a Black and White Portrait Challenge for her meme this week, I took a close up version to de-saturate and play along.  I don’t actually do very many black and white portraits.  If I do, I tend towards the vintage look and sepia.  It takes some mastering I think to get a photo to pop when you do it in black and white.  Contrast is key.  I tend to up the contrast slider much more on a black and white than I would on a colored photo.

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I wish you all a great day… ❤

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Kaelyn (America 02) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Rowan (light blondes) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & High Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Suhina Gown (aquamarine) MESH – Zaara **NEW**

Jewelry – Atiriya Stone Earrings, Necklace & Bracelets (aqua-silver) MESH – Zaara

Shoes – Hera Heels (silver) – Slink **NEW**

POSES

Poses – Model 550 (Close up) & 582 (full body) – Manifeste

{ I took the one less travelled by }

For those that have visited Neva River sim, you’ll remember this spot almost certainly.. nearly at the beginning of entering this green, lush valley following along the riverside… there is a path through covered trees, curling overhead.  It’s almost like a gateway in and of itself, and it begs you to stop and take it in.  If you haven’t been to Neva River Sim yet…. you are in luck!  After many requests, she has extended the closing date and decided to let it remain open until April 7th!  It’s definitely a must see.

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So back to the path….. unsure of where it would take me, I had no doubt that it would lead to beautiful places.  That is, if i stopped to take it all in.  Much like life.  The journey we are on is uncertain.  I, for one, don’t like not knowing what’s up ahead.  But sometimes you have to just take it one step at a time.  Stop along the way, and take it in.  Enjoy each day for what it gives you.  Don’t be afraid to tread your own path.  It’s sure to lead you to beautiful places.  🙂

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach) w/orange bonbon lip lustre – Pink Fuel – **NEW** @Skin Fair

Hair – Video Games (Dark brown) MESHTruth – **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (Gray) – IKON

Makeup – Vita Eyeshadow (Olive) – *elymode*

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Aamani Wrap Dress (Sunshine) MESHZaara – **NEW**

Shoes – Marilyn Sandals MESHGos Boutique

Necklace – Kandula Necklace (Gold) MESH*League*

Ring – Petite Fleur Ring (Gold) MESHMaubray

POSE

Photo 1 – Lookbook #2 – oOo Studio – **NEW** @Pose Fair

Photo 2 – 1920s – oOo Studio

LOCATION

Neva River Sim – Opening extended to April 7th!!