Armor

“He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster.

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

 

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Hair: AD – sassafras  by Queue Marlowe

Skin: Deetalez Maggie Face European by Steffi Villota

Armor Upper Body: Azuchi Cecil Armor by Sands Leavitt (@We<3Roleplay)

Armor Lower Body: DPD – Zenobia Steel by Dais Abonwood

Helmet: [The Forge] Hound Helm by Deccan Arida

Gloves: DPD – Zenobia Steel by Dais Abonwood

Sword: FLECHA sculpted and mesh atlantean sword by Flecha Warwillow

Pose: -Lalochezia- The Blackest Day 3 by Adeline Blackthorne (@The Liason Collaborative)

Eye tattoo: Pink Fuel Doll v2 makeup layer by  Mochi Milena

Traditional

Gos Boutique released the lovely Vicky boots at Fameshed this month, and they are so very like a favorite pair of mine in RL that I knew I would have to blog them. Finding suitable pants to wear with them, however, was a challenge. Pants in SL tend to be of three varieties. One: Skintight from top to bottom; Two: highwaisted with super bell-bottoms (not a bad look, but the trend now is for the bell bottom to be so long that it actually cover the whole shoe. What then, is the point of wearing a cute shoe? Not to mention the potential for tripping and falling over your own clothing.); Three: Tight on the legs but with a baggy and low-riding crotch. I freely admit in my middle aged frumpiness that I have never been able to understand either the fashion sense or the practical idea of having a wad of fabric between your legs that serves no purpose. Does one wipe one’s hands on them? Smuggle things into the movie theater to avoid paying exorbitant prices for snacks? Incubate a marsupial? These are the mysteries of life that confound me. At any rate, I was able to find these great pants from Mutiny in Heaven; fitted and decently waisted and with a leg cut to accommodate my new boots without totally swamping them. Given the amount of ankle boots available on the grid, it would make sense that there would be pants that work with them. They would certainly be welcomed by me! I should mention that if you wear a mesh body these pants are not fitmesh; I had to wear the unrigged version of the boots to make them work with the pants. Another favorite this week is the beautiful Kingslie hair from Shylah Honey of Damselfly. I love the beautiful sweeping textures in this design.

 

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Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Kingslie by Shylah Honey (@Fameshed)

Skin: [PF] <Crystal> – Doll V2 – OMEGA/LOGO Head by  Mochi Milena (included in Doll V2 skin pack)

Necklace: Glam Affair – Anastasia Necklace Syrup Peaches by Amberly Boccacio (@Fameshed)

Jacket: *COCO*_StretchBlazer(Grey) by Cocoro Lemon

Pants: !MiH Boot Cuts by Tympany

Boots: Gos Vicky Ankle Boots – Black by Gospel Voom (@Fameshed)

Bag: .: ryvolter :. Isadora Winged Leather Tote by Sanya Bilavio

Poses: Del May (modified)

Femme

I remember watching Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita after returning to the United States after spending a couple of years in France. I remember feeling very cosmopolitan because now I could watch French films  without English subtitles—the very height of sophistication. I was not prepared, though, for how big an impact it would have on me. Though there have been several creditable remakes both in film and television, none of them has come close to the raw, gritty and fantastic 1990 original with the wonderful Anne Parillaud. If you haven’t seen it, give it a whirl. It’s pretty good with English subtitles too.

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Hair: *Dura-Girl*59(Dark Brown) by chiaki Xue

Skin: [PF] <Crystal> – Doll V2 – OMEGA/LOGO Head Applier by Mochi Milena

Necklace MG Pearl Necklace – Single 5 – WHITE by Maxi Gossamer

Runny Mascara: Izzie’s – LOGO Tears Applier by Izzie Button (Mix event)

Dress: [Azuchi] Roma Dress Black by Sands Leavitt (@Uber)

Shoes: :::KC::: Exotic Black by Kendrasy

Poses: Eliza Quixote

My Remedy

My dad always told us that if we weren’t feeling good we should go for a walk outside. Most of the time the walk cleared my head and made me feel better. Dads know stuff. Wayward Winter ends tomorrow so if you haven’t had a chance to check it out you can still do so today and tomorrow.

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Elspeth by Truth Hawks

Skin: [PF] <Crystal> – Kiyomi – LOGO Head Applier by Mochi Milena (@We <3 Roleplay)

Shirt: .:AVALE:. Hilary. Breeze by Hilary1200 Allen

Gloves: =Zenith=Cosy long Gloves by Miffyhoi Rosca (@Wayward Winter)

Jeans: ISON – celen jeans by Harry Hyx

Boots: ISON – leather knee boots by Harry Hyx

 

Stewart:

Hair: Magic Hair MHV2 by Magicc321

Skin: -NIVARO- Brando Skin by Reishi Prophet

Jacket: not so bad . mesh . KYLE trench coat by Emilie Freund (@The Men’s Dept.)

Pants: [Deadwool] Corduroy pants – antracite by Masa Plympton

Boots: [Deadwool] Ulrich boots – red by Masa Plympton

 

House: {what next} Snowy Alpine Cabin by Winter Thorn (@Wayward Winter)

Bench: {what next} Winter Bench (deer) by Winter Thorn

Pose: Glamrus . My Remedy by Glamrus (@Wayward Winter)

Intern

I’ve been meaning to blog this photo for a few days but it was exam and semester grade time this week, which rather demands one’s attention. Afterwards I looked at the photo and wondered why I got into a career that comes home with me evenings and weekends instead of a nice nine-to-five office job where I could wear cute clothes like Neve’s Intern outfit, and accessories like Spellbound’s crystal choker. The answer is, of course, that apart from two or three weeks a year I wake up and look forward to going to work. But for those two to three weeks every year when grades are due, I wonder.

 

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Hair: *TKW* Carita by KateForstner Akina (@Cosmopolitan Sales Room)

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LOGO Head ALEX *Face Maggie* by Steffi Villota

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings by AvaGardner Kungler

Necklace: +Spellbound+ Crystal Choker // Dark by Kohana Xue (@Wayward Winter)

Blouse/Skirt: neve outfit – intern pins by coldLogic

Puppy Love

If I didn’t have a very firm hold on myself in RL I could easily end up being one of those ladies that has a million dogs running about the house. I love dogs, especially big ones, so it could get to be a problem. The one dog I allow myself bounded out into the falling snow today, completely delighted with the stuff. Obviously she doesn’t have to shovel it. However, it is hard to remain grumpy in the face of such joy and tunneling and sniffing about. Then she looks at me with her powdery nose, vibrating with happiness and darn it if I’m not smiling even though six more inches will have to be shoveled in the morning.  

I am always looking for good canine companions in SL. Not the ones that hang off your arm in place of a handbag, but proper dogs. So I was delighted to find Fawny’s sweet gacha puppy, available in 16 different poses with two rares. We had a good nose round a wintry sim today.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Luca  by Mina Nakamura (@Wayward Winter)

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LOGO Head ALEX *Face Maggie* by Steffi Villota

Sweater: { V I N C U E } Turtly+Sweater  by Cate Ying (@The Season’s Story)

Pants: coldLogic pants – wheaton.ash by coldLogic

Shoes: *Connors* CLOGS Vtg Black by Salah Bruno

Puppy: Fawny – My little puppy 1 and 11 by Eva Endless

Collar: Twi~Mesh Wolf Collar*Opencollar blood by tamtjabo Guardian

Wayward Winter

Wayward Winter is open and full of winter-themed items of all kinds. Today I’ve chosen Caelan Hancroft’s beautiful Peyton necklace and earrings to accompany my outfit. Stay tuned for more from Wayward Winter in the coming weeks!

 

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Hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Vanessa by Leyla Flux (@Hairology)

Skin: Glam Affair Cloe for Logo Alex by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Eyes:  {S0NG} :: Junji by S0ng (@Kustom9)

Jewelry: Cae :: Peyton by Caelan Hancroft (@Wayward Winter)

Ring: ^^Swallow^^ Savannah Ring by Luciayes Magic (@Kustom9)

Dress: ISON – holo dress by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Tank: Izzie’s Applier Basic Tank by Izzie Button

Shoes: Ingenue :: Jem Heels  by Betty Doyle (@Collabor88)

Bag: =Zenith=Lattice Handbag by Miffyhoi Rosca (@Kustom9)

Location: Hesperia of Templemore

Evani

I found this sweater and skirt set at the Cosmopolitan Sales Room this round and it felt like the right outfit for starting out a new year—mindful of the temperature, but sparkly and full of hope.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura

Skin: Genesis_Head_Marie_2.0 Milk by GenesisLabs

Necklace: Glam Affair – Ikah Necklace by Amberly Boccaccio (@Uber)

Sweater: #EVANI – sweater Kispi BLACK by Evastika Aura (@Cosmpolitan Sales Room)

Skirt: #EVANI – skirt Kispi GLITTER BLACK by Evastika Aura (@Cosmpolitan Sales Room)

Ring: [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring by kikunosuke eel

Boots: .:KC:. MUNICH BOOTS by Klari55a

Pose: !bang by Luna Jubilee

Location: Blithe