Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dancing In the Moonlight

A Prayer, a Dance, an Offering

More from Fantasy Faire

I saw this one piece "jumpsuit" from Azul and it immediately took me back to my days dancing with an amazing group of women.  We danced to celebrate life, the feminine, the creative and all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities were encouraged to dance with us.  It was such fun and truly very spiritual; a moving meditation and centering.  The arm bands and earring set from Semi-Precious is a perfect compliment.   Can you hear the temple bells?  Come, join in the dance. P.S. the lovely tattoo over my heart was created just for me by my friend at Arabic Tattoos.  It is my name in Arabic letters.  He will custom make on for you too!  


The gorgeous silk skirt, with hip wrap, and top with scarf to match comes from "Dreaming Thicket" and is also available at Fantasy Faire.  This outfit reminded me of strolling through markets in old Jerusalem.  The whisper of silks, the scent of spices, the mingling of cultures.  Where will this look take you?  


Be sure to visit the Fantasy Faire.  There's fun, games, quests, music and lovely things to dress what ever fantasy you might have.  See you there!  Mwah!

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Style Notes:
Temple Dancer

Fantasy Faire
-AZUL- Rafa FitMesh Jumpsuit (Maitreya) /Sapphire
S-P Starlight Armbands - Mega pack
S-P Starlight Earrings - Mega pack
Dark Pleasure - Koffin Nails - Mal-Fire
Musa Beryl Eyes

Personal Inventory - available on Marketplace or inworld
Arabic Tattoos - personal name tattoo - contact maker for yours!
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.07
[MAITREYA] -KC- KIYA JEWELS / TIPTOE / PAIR
*ARGRACE* Akane - White
Amara Beauty skin - tone 2 - Catwa Head applier, Katie
Also used lipstick from this Amara beauty skin
Adored - Andrion shadows - Catwa applier

FOXCITY. Photo Booth - Aeonian (With Lights On) REZ
Pose - Nantra - Scheherazade
Photographed at Backdrop City

Silk Batik Dress

Fantasy Faire
Dreaming Thicket - Verbena Skirt - Maitreya Lara - Rose
Dreaming Thicket - Verbena Skirt Scarf - Maitreya L - Rose
Dreaming Thicket - Verbena Top & Scarf - Maitreya - Rose
Dark Pleasure - Koffin Nails - Mal-Fire
Musa Beryl Eyes

Personal Inventory - available at Marketplace or in-world
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal shape
MINA Hair - Marre (unrigged)
18. TRUTH / Bangs / Wavy Cut
5. TRUTH / Bangs / Side Whispy Left
6. TRUTH / Bangs / Side Whispy Right
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - personal shape
Amara Beauty skin - tone 2 - Catwa applier - Katie

Photographed at my personal studio

Saturday, April 21, 2018

There's Magic in the Air!

Fantasy Faire for RFL

Fairies and Elves and Creatures...oh my!

And then, the story came to life!  

You can make your own fantasies come to life and have your Lindens go for a good cause all at the same time!  Relay For Life is sponsoring the annual Fantasy Fair and you are most cordially invited!  

I couldn't help myself, I LOVE fairies, in all their guises, bright and sweet or dark and somewhat dangerous.  The skin, from Birth, is amazing, and inscribed with runes and mystical symbols, and shades from dark to light to dark again (on the legs).  The dress and wings are simply lovely, and who could resist that hair?  Even the eyes are from this event.  

There are more than fairies at this event.  Anything you can fantasize you can find.  And there's a Quest, and music and so much MORE going on.  

Go, have fun, and support a great cause, all at the same time.

Places to go:
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Style notes:

Fantasy Faire
!Musa! Beryl Eyes 7 (Omega HUD)
*Birth* skin -  'Penelope' Fantasy Catwa [Head] Applier
*Birth* skin -  'Penelope' Fantasy Maitreya [Body] Applier
*Les Encantades* Natural Wings Earth with menu
*Les Encantades* Petal Tangerine (S) Fit Mesh
 Firelight - Hair FH2 - Rigged Mesh Hair v2 - Rainbow - Tami

Personal Inventory
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - personal shape
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal shape


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Curl Up In the Sun

And Enjoy the Warmth

Outside the Box has created a warm and inviting set called, Sedona, that will be available at this round of Illuminate.  Classic and comfortable, the soft leather is inviting, and cozy, without being overbearing.  Available in PG and Adult versions, either way you get to snuggle with someone close.  I can see this set in a lodge, or a woodland cottage, anywhere you want a rustic but not too rustic touch.  


Illuminate opens on the 18th of April and runs through May 13.  It features home and decor from across the grid.  Is it time to add something new to your house?  

Places to go:
Illuminate - click HERE
Outside the Box - click HERE

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In the photo:
Sedona living room set - 
set includes couch, chair, rugs, coffee table

Decor all from Outside the Box
OTB! Rustic Retreat  Antler Light
otb! plant trio
otb! brown vases
otb! ancient wall painting

Other items used
[we're CLOSED] sunbeam
Trompe Loeil - Emiko Courtyard Cottage

at Illuminate from the 18th of April to May 13

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Asian Inspired by LX at Ultra


A Night Out - in LX

Thinking about a night out at the newest club?  This little outfit might answer the question, "but what would I wear?"  A short hug of a skirt and a gorgeously intriguing top by LX (all original mesh!) The top is definitely Asian inspired, there's the Batik print (The top is offered in 8 separately sold patterns, with a HUD to change the accents in 16 different colors.) with the red banding, but so many other options from retro prints to florals.  


Ready to go out on the town!
I paired it with the Christine skirt, also from LX, and finished the look with a beaded belt, and thigh high boots (the classics from BAX!  I remember my first months on Second Life, and I was told *everyone* has  to have a pair of BAX boots.  They are pretty fine boots!)  This look will take you through the night, and still look good as you make your way home in the wee hours of the dawn.  


Coming home...is it morning already?  

The back of the blouse reminds of of the cholis I wore when I belly danced.  Held in place by two simple ties, how sensual, and provocative.  This deceptively simple top pairs equally well with flowing skirts, or your favorite, worn jeans.  Stop by Ultra and pick yours up today, and then pop over to the LX store to grab the skirt.  You will find a myriad of ways to wear these two exceptional pieces.  

Places to go:
Ultra event - click HERE
LX - click HERE


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Style Notes

Ultra Event
*LX* Liling Top Maitreya Fatpack (fitted for Lara, HG, Freya, Isis, and Physique. The top is offered in 8 separately sold patterns, with a HUD to change the accents in 16 different colours.)

Personal Inventory (available on Marketplace or inworld stores)
*LX* Christine Skirt Maitreya Red
*ARGRACE* IROHA
alaskametro<3 "Velvet" lipstick - Catwa HUD
BAX Regency Boots Burgundy Leather (Maitreya Lara)
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
EarthStones Bikini Beads - Autumn Woods
IP Nails Bathori Maitreya/Bento Applier Hud
Izzie's - LOGO Quinn Bento Shimmer Eyeshadows
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Omega System Relay HUD - Catwa v1.8E
Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.07
Amara Beauty - Katie Catwa Head Applier & body applier tone 2
[Buzz] Kenna Eyes - Lavender {Omega HUD}

Photography Notes
FotoModel Lights
Fotoscope FotoModel HUD V1
Soft Body Illuminator (for material clothing, add)
Animare HUD V2.06
Pose - IROHA pose - included with hair
(slightly adjusted with Animare)
FOXCITY. Photo Booth - Cherry Blossom (With Trees & Sun) (Rez)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cherry Blossom Time


A Soft Spring Night Suddenly Heats UP!

Blacklace

The days are soft, warm, the angle of spring's sun makes everything appear dreamy and warm.  But, the nights can turn chilly, still.  Why not heat up  your night with this gorgeous set from Blacklace.  The color is sublime (it comes in other colors as well) and I'm sure a way to keep warm will find you!  


Places to visit 
Blacklace - click HERE

Finding Rhaenys (she's dancing in the moonlight)
Office - Flickr - Plurk - Facebook - Pinterest - Group


Style Notes:

Blacklace - Kindle Fruit Cocktail Lace Set - Strawberry

Personal inventory (available on Marketplace of Inworld Stores)
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - Personal Shape
{Indyra} - Claudette Fur Shrug - Noir
Slipper - Elle - Fifi Fingernails - Maitreya.L
Essenz - Valencia (All colors) Maitreya
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - Personal Shape
Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.07
tram H0210 hair
Eye shadow - AlaskaMetro - Onfleek makeup palette
Lipstick - selected from the Catwa Master Hud
Skin - Amara Beauty - Katie - tone 2
[Buzz] Kenna Eyes - Lavender {Omega HUD}


Photography Notes
Animare HUD V2.06 
Fotoscope FotoModel HUD V1
FOXCITY. Photo Booth - Cherry Blossom (With Trees & Sun) (Rez)
[La Baguette] - Endless G sit poses - pose 10

Photographed at my personal studio

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Just ONE more store!

It's the last one, I promise!



Once had a new "guy friend" say, "If you go to the hockey game, we can then go and shop till you drop."  I'll never forget the look on his exhausted face as he lay out on a bench and I piled shopping bags on him and went of to shop some more.  "Have you dropped yet?"  He moaned from under the pile.  

We had a great time working together to create this, and I had to think, isn't that what Second Life is all about?  People meeting and sharing and creating together, and having fun doing it.  

Savvy shoppers know how to get the best deal, and some great deals can be had in the form of group gifts.  The shopping cart pose, (Quix and I) is a group gift from Something New, a very innovative pose shop.  I added poses for Bow (the guy) and Rosie (denim shorts).  So we tried to put as many group gifts in this scene as we could.

Some creators ask that you pay to join a group, and only you can decide if that's something that has value to you.  With the Truth group, I have received so many beautiful hairs that it's more than made up for the cost of joining.  

All the style notes are below, along with slurls to the vendors.  Why not go on your own shopping expedition and find all the great group gifts that are out there?

We are wearing group gifts from:
Something New - click HERE
Coco - click HERE
Semi-Precious - click HERE
Truth Hair - click HERE
Sn@tch click HERE
Ever An' Angel click HERE
**Dirty Princess** click HERE
N-core click HERE
Sky click HERE
Atomic click HERE

Finding Rhaenys - (always check the cart)
Office - Flickr - Plurk - Facebook - Pinterest - Group


Used in the scene - 
Something New - Rolling down the Aisles - Group gift 
                           (cart with 2 poses)
PosESioN - Fashion Life 7 (Male Pose)
Frozen - Shopping Bag Pose  3
vive nine - Sexy shopping Spree bags and boxes
Reflect Design - Bourgeois Shopping Bag
Dust Bunny - Storybook Living - Fresh Flowers
Mushilu - Flying sheet Music - staff
RAMA - #selfie_RAMA RAMALINE Entrance 
Action -  PSC Store - 20 Action Donuts - Donut Van RARE 4

Bowfluv (the hapless man)
<kal rau> Casual Jeans M2 Blue_Size 01
Altamura: 2A- "AARON" Bento Fullbody
Beard_Bow_Mesh>>> This was a FP I made 
FitMESH v1 Size - Henley Shirt - ColdAsh
VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD3.9d* THE COOLEST MAN AO V2
[ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Walton Shoes - w/Sock -
Altamura: 1- "AARON" Bow  April 18
OPEN BROW BALD 1013
IKON Perspective Eyes - Field (M)

Rhaenys (in the cart)
*COCO*_Gift_ScoopNeckCropTop(5colors)_MT
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - personal shape
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal shape
REIGN.- LOLA SNEAKERS TIPPYS (MAITREYA-HIGH) EASTER EDITION (group gift)
Semi-Precious- Helena Earrings - group gift
Semi-Preious - Helena Necklace group gift
TRUTH hair  / Bewkie - group gift
Vinyl - Crowe Leggings - MAITREYA
[PF] Happy Donut (Click to Change Flavor)

Quix (pushing the cart)
Sn@tch Fish 4 This Outfit - Here Comes The Sun
Sn@tch Sunny Sandals
Sn@tch Sun Jeans
Sn@tch Sun Worshiper Bracelet
Sn@tch Sun Worshiper Earrings
Sn@tch Alyssa Sundress (Aqua)
Sn@tch Soleil Hair (Blonde)
Sn@tch Moist Lipstick (Rose)
Catwa Kathy Head - Custom Shape
The Face ~ Catwa ~ Tea ~ Eyes Color palette (PowderPack December)
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara - Custom Shape
Pumec - February Skin Applier - December PowderPack


Rosie (the two fisted shopper)
**Dirty Princess**Twist Hoop Princess Earring -Gold- 
ANATOMY - Real Eyes - Purple - 
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.0
Ever An' Angel - After The Beach  - Shorts - Mait
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
N-core STRIPED WEDGES "Fatpack" for Maitreya High Feet
Sky - Nov GG Top [M]
TM Gold Diamond-Paved Wedding Ring - BENTO
TRUTH / Bewkie group gift 
VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD 5.22*MIRIAM BENTO AO-V.2
[Atomic] Blooming Rose Necklace
[HJ] Angelina Bracelet Rubies (L)
[ west end ] Shapes - Luna (CATWA Catya Bento)
Body Eastern
Brown Fixer 1
classic -blue wave (l) bright






Monday, April 9, 2018

Dream a Little Dream of Me...

Dreamy Events on Second Life!

You may have noticed, I shop, a lot.  So I see a LOT of the same thing over and over.  But NOT when it comes to this dress from Aleutia, available at Black Fair.  The Original design is a delight from top to bottom.  Starting with the artfully draped neck, the wrap around styling that leaves a surprisingly bare back, and the sassy tie at the hip.  Styled here with the gorgeous armband from Noir, also available at Black Fair.  


After all that shopping a girl needs her beauty sleep, and this beautiful bedroom set, called Angel bedroom,  invites you to dream and rest (so you can shop some more!)  Created by the folks at "Outside the Box" (alright, there's one folk but she's really cool) you can find this set at the SWANK event, which has a theme of angels, this month. (I TRIED to resist buying wings...but...well...they were SO pretty!) I think the angels of this room are totally into the Boho Chic look.  (Me too!)


The Collabor88 Event has long been a favorite.  It's one event I always HAVE to get to.  That's where I discovered this adorable dress and sweater, with matching boots.  The details are impeccable, if you zoom in on the collar you can see the lace detailing that is echoed on the boots.  See?  I wear things other than underwear!  I am also wearing a Glam Affair skin, which felt like "home" because I wore a skin from Glam Affair for a very long time on my classic avatar.  Oh, and the hair?  A group gift!  From Truth.  I think the next blog I might have to talk to you all about amazing group gifts, like this one.  It costs to join the Truth VIP group but when you get amazing gifts like this, it's well worth it.  



As always, style notes below, and there will be a quiz!  Please consider clicking "follow" in the upper right hand corner of this blog, and thank you to those who have done so.  

Places to go:

Black Fair - click HERE
SWANK - click HERE
Collabor88 - click HERE
Outside the Box - click HERE
Gull's Wing Harbor Park - click HERE

Truth Hair - click HERE

Keeping up with Rhaenys - (Do you see why I need wings?)
Office - Flickr - Plurk - Facebook - Pinterest - Group

Style notes:
Picture 1 - Aleutia at Black Fair
Black Fair
:::NOIR::: Cleo Arm Cuff
[Aleutia] Meredith (Maitreya) Blooming Dahlia
DS'ELLES -(WEAR) SERIE 10 Lipstick for CATWA
ME - Lips Earrings  GOLD

Collabor88
Glam Affair - Terry - Catwa Mesh Head Applier - Europa

SWANK
!IT! - Charming Eyeshadows 6

Personal Inventory - available at Marketplace of inworld stores
NX-Nardcotix Sophie Stilettos 
*PL* bento nail #028 -Maitreya-
:::ChicChica::: FOOT LOCK HUD
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - personal shape
Magika Hair - Talk Like That
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal shape
[Buzz] Kenna Eyes - Lavender {Omega HUD}

Photography Notes
Fotoscope FotoModel HUD V1 with attached lights
Animare - Pose adjuster
Photographed at Backdrop City
PosESioN poses - Dotty Set

FOXCITY. KPOP STAR - RARE1 - White Wolf

Picture 2 - Angel Bedroom set at SWANK
Outside the Box - Angel Bedroom Set

Picture 3 Zenith at Collabor88
Collabor88
=Zenith=Leather Lace Short Boot / Sock (Cream) -Maitreya
=Zenith=Spring Sweater Dress (Cream) -Maitreya
Glam Affair - Terry - Catwa Mesh Head Applier - Europa

March Group Gift - TRUTH Hair
TRUTH Hair  / Bewkie

SWANK
ALMA Makeup - Babygirl - Catwa
!IT! - Charming Eyeshadows 6

Personal Inventory - available on Marketplace or in-world stores
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 - personal shape
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1 - personal shape
[Buzz] Kenna Eyes - Lavender {Omega HUD}


Photography Notes
Fotoscope FotoModel HUD V1 with attached lights
Photographed at  Gull's Wing Harbor Park
Glitter Poses - Adalyn