Expectation

I like the idea of yoga—meditative, healthy, coordinated people united in community zen. In reality, though, my experience with yoga is something like this:

Yoga

And there’s nothing zen about it.

But I really WISH I could be all stretchy and limber. Maybe in these gorgeous leggings from from ALT by Truth the magic will happen. ALT designs are currently only available for the TMP and Belleza bodies.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tempest by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Hope Applier ( Catwa  ) Asia by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Shirt: *JB* Tess TankTop – White  by Annie Melson

Leggings: ALT by Truth Flex Leggings by Cruise Michigan

Shoes: fame femme : Chucks – Kori by Clarysa Damiano (@The Men’s Dept)

Yoga Mat/Water bottle: #Foxy – Yoga Set (White) by Liza Broono

Pose: Eliza Quixote

Under the Stars

When I was little, our neighborhood would have movies in the park sometimes at night, and they would throw a sheet over a line and project a movie for all the families to come and watch together. It was fun, even if I did fall asleep most of the time before the movie was over. It was usually a film like “The Love Bug” or “The Absent Minded Professor,”or some other family-friendly title. Hanstrid Inshan released the Under the Summer Stars outdoor movie set at The Liaison Collaborative this month and it reminded me of those times. I threw up a scene from one of the greatest espionage stories of all time, “Smiley’s People”, in honor of my dad, who somehow managed to not murder us all as we bemoaned his TV choices when we were little. Smiley’s People (with Alec Guinness, of course) was one of his favorites, and now it’s also one of mine. Thanks to Stewart for helping with the photo today and shouting out George Smiley quotes now and then to keep me on task.

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Elira by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Hope Applier ( Catwa  ) Asia by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Shirt: *JB* Sophia Shirt – Merlot – Isis by Annie Melson

Pants: Vinyl -Halsey Bootcut Jeans Isis by sukoshitosuto (@Uber)

Boots: BUENO-Seattle Boots -Slink-Vintage Floral  by BuenoSL (@Uber)

 

Stewart:

Hair: [MALO] F04 Hair by Malone Brandi (@The Men’s Dept.)

Head: CATWA HEAD Justin by Catwa Clip

Skin: L’Etre Marcus Applier for CATWA by David Cooper

Shirt: // Ascend // Addam Kurta Shirt – Slink – by AscendSL (@The Men’s Dept.)

Pants: ED. Osaka  Pant Slink Avion by Thetra Blackheart

Shoes: Canvas Boat Shoes – (Slink) – REDGRAVE by Emilia Redgrave (@The Men’s Dept.)

Décor: Serenity Style Under the Summer Stars by Hanstrid Inshan

Pose: RK Poses Home in Your Arms by Keon Xenga (modded slightly) (@Shiny Shabby)

Cadence

The Coldlogic team has released some lovely summer dresses for those of us who are patently ignoring the fact that summer vacation will be over soon. Today I am wearing Cadence, along with Betty Doyle’s lovely peep-toe pumps at Collaborr88 this month.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Cerys by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Hope Applier ( Catwa  ) Asia by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Dress: neve dress – cadence branch by ColdLogic

Purse: MG – Heart Purse – Madame Midnight by Maxi Gossamer

Shoes: Ingenue :: Luzy Heels (Belleza) :: Silver by Betty Doyle  (@Collabor88)

Pose: !bang stand 419 by Luna Jubilee

Location: Flux Sur Mer

Sunshine

It has been a week of very good news for those of us who wear mesh bodies. The Belleza update was particularly exciting for me, since it is my personal favorite, but I am also excited about The Mesh Project making their dev kit available to all. It will be interesting to see what possibilities this will bring to SL fashion. The Mesh Body Addict’s Fair is in full swing and rumor has it that the crowds have diminished enough that you can actually tp in now without too much trouble. A more comprehensive description of the fair can be found on the Mesh Body Addict’s website, but one of my favorite designs is the Sunshine outfit from Gizza with it’s tiny pompom edging and boho feel.

 

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dune by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Calliope Applier ( Catwa  ) Asia by Aida Ewing (@Mesh Body Addicts Fair)

Eyes: .ID. Gift Eyes / Gray-Green / Mesh /  by Audrey Lamede

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Bracelet: Izzie’s – Cowrie Shell Bracelet by Izzie Button

Outfit/Necklace: GizzA – Sunshine Outfit [Pink] Belleza Isis by Giz Seorn (@Mesh Body Addicts Fair)

Pose: .mien. {wanderer} 02 by Connie Stratten (@The Liaison Collaborative-August 7th)

Location: Isla de Amores

Lavender Blue

Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
Lavender green
If I were king, dilly, dilly
I’d need a queen

Who told me so
Dilly, dilly
Who told me so
I told myself, dilly, dilly
I told me so

Lavender Blue, English Folk Song (as sung by Burl Ives)

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Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ARTEMISA * by Mirja Mills (@The Liaison Collaborative-August 7th)

Head: Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Fable* NORDIC by Steffi Villota

Eyes: .ID. Gift Eyes / Gray-Green / Mesh /  by Audrey Lamede

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Shirt: Vinyl – Tove Blouse Isis by Little Toast (@Uber)

Jewelry: Cae :: Dakota by Caelan Hancroft (@Fameshed)

Flowers: Heart – Wild Flowers – Campion by Lilith Heart (@Fameshed)

Pose: *EverGlow* – Endless 07 by Fanny Willis (@The Liaison Collaborative-August 7th)

 

Princess

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House:

Bed: Cheeky Pea Boho Princess Bed by Isla Gealach (@Uber)

Rug: Cheeky Pea Boho Princess Rug by Isla Gealach (@Uber)

Lantern: Cheeky Pea Boho Glamping Lantern by Isla Gealach(@Uber)

Books: Cheeky Pea Book Nook Strapped Books by Isla Gealach

Crate: Apt B // Forgotten Corner – Rose Crate by Apt B (@Shiny Shabby)

Hanging Lights: Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest – Hanging Log Lights by Tya Fallingbridge

Stair Lights: +Half-Deer+ Flower Tealights by Halogen Magic

Ladder: {what next} Ladder Frames 1 by Winter Thorn

Luggage: Trompe Loeil – Afton Suitcase Stack by Cory Edo (@Uber)

Zig Zag

Valentina Evangelista’s Zig Zag dress at Shiny Shabby this round was one of those impulse buys that I fall prey to once in awhile…I saw the seriously gorgeous pattern and bought it without looking very closely at it, only to put it on later to find that it allows for your girls to swing wild and free. Very 18th century France—perfect for exposing your bobbling breasts to the world. Since this is not a wild and free sort of blog, though, and because I am more of the heavy-gusseted-hardware-for-chest-immobilization type anyway, I wore one of Izzie’s marvelous tank appliers to add a little layering effect. Mina Nakamura’s flowing locks from Hair Fair were perfect for this outfit.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Neah  by Mina Nakamura (@Hair Fair)

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Evelyn* NORDIC by Steffi Villota (@Uber)

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Barcelona Boho – by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Tank: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Basic Tank by Izzie Button

Dress: :V.e. Zigzag Dress MAITREYA  by Valentina Evangelista (@Shiny Shabby)

Pose: Del May Ship Shapely by Del May

Cinch

Contrary to most women, I love one-piece swimsuits. I love the fabric, I love the shaping they give the body (I personally desire all available shaping help). I like knowing that it’s going to be pretty reliable at staying on while swimming—although one of the most mortifying moments of my life occurred when my one piece fell off on a waterslide and I was too dazed by the whack I had got on my head to notice. To my eternal shame, it was up to my friend Justin to put my swimsuit back on in public. Since that day I make sure I am strapped in securely. Pixel parts tend to stay where you put them, though, so this sweet suit by the Neve team was the perfect choice today.

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Hair: [e] Nadia by Elikapeka Tiramisu (@Hair Fair Backlot East)

Eyes: Eyes: .ID. Precious Eyes / Yellow-Gray by Audrey Lamede

Skin: Le Forme Milena Skin Catwa Applier by Louise Marsault (@Shiny Shabby)

Jewelry: Cae :: Anchored ::  by Caelan Hancroft (@Cosmopolitan)

Suit: neve swim single – cinched by ColdLogic

Pose: an lar [poses] The Daria Series by Katya Valeska (@Shiny Shabby)

Shield

“For she made a sally about, and flew round to the rear of the enemy, taking them unawares, and thus turned the panic of her friends into the camp of the enemy.”

Saxo Grammaticus, The Danish History, Book IX

 

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Hair: Khaleesi Hair by Aelwynn Oakleaf

Braids: Tableau Vivant Charlotte (Braids only) by M4rilyn Magic (@Hair Fair Backlot North)

Eyes: .ID. Precious Eyes / Yellow-Gray by Audrey Lamede

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Fonda* EUROPEAN by Steffi Villota

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Shirt: (‘Juicy Booty’) Henly Omega  by Adthea Dubratt

Leather top: Vinyl + Azuchi – Aoki Top by Sukoshitosuto and Sands Leavitt (@Epiphany)

Corset: Azuchi+Vinyl – Ellie Corset by Sukoshitosuto and Sands Leavitt

Pants: :: HighWaist LeatherPants by by NenylyFayray1

Shield: Endamist’s Blue Round Shield by Callista Sapphire

Location: Skarvald