Big Dogs

My first dog was a small, part Maltese mix named Katie. She was a decent dog, as far as family dogs go, but she was a yapper, and an uncontrollable one at that. She was not an attack dog, but she did love to bark. I have very fond memories of my Katie, but I did learn that a small, yapping dog was not the way I wanted to go in the future. I have always been a big dog kind of girl—the hounds, the working dogs—dogs with a purpose, I call them. Even though my own beautiful Luna does not pull carts or herd sheep like she was bred to do, she does keep watch on the house and deter anyone from approaching me on the street by looking big and scary.

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Sadly, no one has made a Bernese Mountain Dog in SL yet—a huge omission if I do say so myself. However, that does not meant that the big dogs get no love:

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Carrie Tatsu has created some of the most realistic-looking animals I have seen in SL. Animals are notoriously hard to create in SL—something about all those folding joints, I guess. But this big boy (named Con after one of my favorite vampire novel characters) looks realer than I do, right down to that very curious-canine expression in his eyes. Usually Great Danes aren’t quite so big, but my avatar is only 5’8” in SL, which is apparently midget-sized. But in any case, curling up with a big dog is way more satisfying than with a little one, so if you have your own big goof of a dog, show them some love today.

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A dog like Con requires some no nonsense shoes (mostly for chasing) and I am wearing the comfy mesh Uggs from Guu Nishi at Hoc Industries today. Also, Maxi Gossamer has just released a new necklace called Babette, and while there is a very high likelihood that it will get caught on Con’s ears (or in his mouth), I couldn’t resist putting it on today.

**Con does all sorts of doggy things in addition to looking adorable, which you can read about here.

Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – eve by Sebastien Aries

Earrings: Beauty Code Loop Earrings pink by Janedark Miles (@Designer Circle)

Necklace: MG Necklace – Babette – Combo ALL – JET SILVER by Maxi Gossamer (@MMM12)

Jacket: BoHo HoBo jean jacket by Trill Zapatero

Tank: jane.femme.lace cami.br khaki by Janie Marlowe

Jeans: .:A&M:. I <3 my jeans - Dark Blue by  Mala Oh

Socks: Mesh_Female Socks Top by Meli Imako

Shoes: HOC Industries – Baa Boots Small Brown by Guu Nishi

Con: Zooby’s Ultimate Great Dane Fawn by Carrie Tatsu

Cuddle Poster: [Starstruck] Slow Down & Cuddle – Pastels by Cyclic Gearz (@MMM12)

I <3 Kunglers

I have been wanting to blog this knitted coat ever since I saw it, but I had a really hard time deciding what to wear with it. It is just such a gorgeous piece that it kind of overshadows everything else you put on, with it’s detailed stitches and cute floral accents. Finally I decided to combine these adorable knit socks from Knickknack with comfy and stylish wedge boots from Ayla.

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Truth is definitely where I go when I want casual hairstyles, particularly the soft, wavy kind—and this new offering, called Helena, is in keeping with his always excellent work. There is regularly fabulous newness at Truth—the man is so prolific I can barely keep up! (Let it be noted that I fully enjoy barely keeping up!!!)

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Hair: TRUTH< Helena w/Roots – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: Apple May Designs Eliza – Tan by Apple May

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Arabian Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia

Coat: (Kunglers) Brigitta – Knitted top – golden by Ava Kungler

Mittens: *League* Sheepskin Mitten -Hand –Berry by Nena Janus (@ Zombiepopcorn)

Pants: A&M:. I <3 my jeans – Dark Blue by Mala Oh

Socks: knickknack knitted socks BROWN by Levia Larsson

Boots: Ayla’s – Nora boots Caramel by Ayla Verity

Location: The Far Away by AM Radio (rumors are swirling that it will be closing soon, so see it while you can, it’s truly a masterpiece of artwork)

One thought on “I <3 Kunglers

  1. gilliangalicia

    Wonderful look, and of course the setting is divine. Reminds me I need to dig out my League mittens.

Harvest Time

My friend Gypsy was kind enough to do this photo shoot with me this week—I had been wanting to do it for sometime, but one thing or another kept popping up…you know how it goes. Anyway, we started off with this adorable hay bale and cornstalk group set from Adele Rhiadra.

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Next we tried out a Halloween gift from Katey Coppola. we called this our Charlie’s Angels pumpkin stance (although we are both wearing decidedly more clothes than any Angel I ever saw). Watch out, a pumpkin can do quite a bit of damage, you know!

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I have many beautiful friends in the SL world but Gypsy has got to be right up there at the top of the list. Sometimes she will show up and I will just stare. Not creepily, mind you. Just in that envious, I-hate-you-but-really-just-want-to-be-you way. Just look at that face—no, let’s call it what it is—the whole package;  it’s just stunning. In the pictures where there are two of us, your eyes go right to her. And even when I am a bad friend and don’t talk to her for weeks and then say “Hey, come let me take your picture and by the way could you come up with a stylish outfit?!?!” she doesn’t bat an eye, just shows up looking like a million bucks. She simply stands out because of who she is, and I am grateful that we get to travel this SL path together for a time.

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Gypsy:

Hair: Iconic Tinka Brown by Neveah Niu

Skin: R.icielli EOS Tan by Vliet Troncon

Top: Kyoot Cotton mini dress red by Saeya Nayanda

Hipscarf: Boho Hobo hipscarf brown by Trill Zapatero

Tights: Kyoot Winter Florals by Saeya Nayanda

Boots: KBoots brown by Ju Weissnicht

Necklace: KOSH Lotus Necklace by Lynaja Bade

Eliza:

Hair: [ 69 ] JESSICA 02 – Light Mauve by Kumi Yoshikawa

Skin: Al Vulo Eliza natural clear bronze by Hlin Bluebird

Top: fri.day Longsleeve Boatneck.Tee (Green) by Darling Monday

Jacket: JANE – barn jacket.harvest.truffle [fair] by Janie Marlowe

Pants: .:A&M:. I <3 my jeans - Dark Blue by Mala Oh

Boots: J’s Lace-up Short Boots Dark Brown by JB Gasov

Hay Bale Set: Zoe’s Garden Harvest Seating by Adele Rhiadra

Pumpkin Set: Glitterati Seasons Fall (hunt gift) by Katey Coppola