Here we are at the final week of the challenge. It’s impossible for me to condense how much this challenge has meant to me into a few words. Let’s just say I am in turns relieved and heart-broken. At the beginning of this challenge I didn’t even know how to take a snapshot, let alone do any kind of photo-editing. I have learned so much from all of you and offer my heart-felt gratitude for all of your encouraging comments and your friendship.
Thanks to all you wonderful challenge bloggers, and most of all to Luna, who is a very special lady indeed.
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever.
If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.
Let’s come back to each other soon!
Hair: MINA Hair – Shara – DBR06 by Mina Nakamura
Skin: LAQ ~ Tekla [Peach] 02 by Mallory Cowen
Earrings: Beauty Code Orange Glow Earrings by JaneDark Miles
Necklace: Kiel necklace orange by Ruchica Enimo
Top: Purple Moon Tess Shirt in Sienna by Poulet Koenkamp
Pants: Acid&Maia I <3 my jeans - Dark Blue by Maia Oh
Boots: Opium Western ShortBoots by Leinad Constantine
Location: Hayden’s Haven
This week was a whirlwind of great new releases! Even though we are nowhere near October 31st, this Dia de los Muertos top from Acid & Mala was the perfect shirt to pull on for a relaxed Sunday. And it pairs so well with these great Fifty Linden Friday jeans from Whippet & Buck.
Also making big waves all over the grid are the new Flip-flops from Onyx Leshelle at Maitreya. Flip flops that really work in SL are hard to find, and these are of the same excellent quality of Onyx’s previous designs. I had a moment of sticker shock, but then most of us probably know that you get what you pay for in SL, and there is simply no downside to these. I might not wear anything else all summer.
Also out from Beauty Code are these gorgeous earrings in silver and gold. The sparkle on these earrings is subtle and natural and won’t distract the person you are talking to with flashing bling!!! And finally, it’s always a great day when Ikon Innovia has a new release, and he continues to delight with his dreamy new Carribean Blue.
Rings: *LOW* – ‘Milady’ rings (R) – white, AV Brianna Ring (L) (on Marketplace)
Earrings: BC Glitter Fringes Earring Silver
Hair: AD-tea mahogany
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Flip-Flops-Breeze
Shirt: .:A&M:. Dia de los Muertos Top – Tee&Undershirt
Pants: [W&B] Drew Trousers FADED/PLAIN
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Caribbean Blue (ML)
Today I wanted to showcase the new Chola skin from Bare Sensual (gorgeous, huh?) and while I was looking for what to wear I found this amazing leopard print dress from Mala Oh. In RL I am very much a frumpy, stereotypical white lady school-teacher, but it’s days like these that I love SL with a deep and abiding passion, for allowing me to throw off the frump and throw on the fabulous, at least for a little while!
Bracelets: EarthStones Stone Donut Bracelet – Golden Calcite/Brown
Skin: BS Chola Makeup 9
Earrings: ZC : Sarayi wood hoops *gold*
Hair: Analog Dog cello espresso
Dress: .:A&M:. Wild&Chic Outfit Long
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Brown (ML)
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
-William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130
This sonnet was always very dear to me because I imagine the lady Shakespeare describes as being a lot like many average women out there—not the most beautiful or amazing looking woman in the world (or even in the neighborhood!). However, his love for her makes her beautiful to him regardless of how the outward body appears. Nonsense? Perhaps, but comforting nonsense, in any case. And there are those for whom it also happens to be true, the lucky ducks!
Lano Ling released the second generation of his classic eyes recently and they are beauties! One thing I love about Lano’s style is the color blending. Look closely and check out the variegated colors within the eye. Another new release is my adorable smocked top from Acid & Maia—so perfect for these lengthening days in the northern hemisphere!
Jewelry: Mariposa: Simplicity: Purple (no longer available)
Hair: TRUTH< Kalia – espresso
Bracelet left: Zibska Sy ~ Cuff Full Bright
Bracelet right: (Kunglers) crystal pink
Shirt: .:A&M:. Smocked Dress – Purple
Shoes: Jada Humby Couture *Sugar* wedge Sandals
Eyes: poetic colors classic – early coffee (m) bright
Shorts: Zibska Inna ~ Eggshell ~ Shorts
Acid & Maia is one of those places where you just collect and collect…I actually have no idea how much stuff I have from there, but it’s a lot. Not only is there great stuff all the time, but the freebies and hunt items are always must-haves. Maia has just come out with this adorable summery top and it urged me to run to the nearest beach. There are options with this, as it comes with two different kinds of sleeves and skirt possibilities, too. (See here for the utterly classy and elegant version by the talented Chic Aeon)
I also wanted to highlight this gorgeous skin from Beauty Code. Love. It. I particularly adore the bold eyebrows and dramatic lashes! I(There, have I gushed enough?)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Incan Gold (ML)
Feet: SLink Jolie Pied v2.0 Flat Bare
Skin: .::BeautyCode::. Skin Claire 1 SunKissed Natural
Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash
Hair: Maitreya Dylan – Pecan
Shirt: .:A&M:. Boho Chic Shirt – Orange+Red
Location: Bora Bora
Berry’s post on http://www.strawberrysingh.com/ got us all started talking about our shapes the other day and I am just getting around to posting mine. The hard thing about this is that I wear different shapes almost from day to day, so my digits change. Also, depending on my makeup, pose or clothing, slight adjustments may need to be made! So in the end I just went with my digits from today. Check out the post and throw up your digits!
Top: A&M:. Summer Tank Top (B) – Light Blue Bandana
Shorts: [SC] Surf Couture – Cafe Shorts – Brown
Hair: TRUTH< Josephine - espresso