Open Hands

Nobody wants to be the only one that’s left standing
Nobody wants to be the only one to understand
And now I’m seeing the way that you’re leaving without me

Now go on and drift away
The tide can hold you out
Go quiet now
Go sound, go safe
Open hands are hard to hold onto anyway

-Ingrid Michaleson, Open Hands


Hair: [LeLutka]-SAGE hair – AlmostGoth by Thorra Charron

Skin: Izzie’s – Patty Skin natural by Izzie Button

Body: Belleza Venus by Tricky Boucher

Dress: Junbug Helena [Sea Blue] by Juno Mantel

Pose: Adorkable Petals in the Wind (modded) by Adorkable Peapod

Location: Flux

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Market Day


Hair: Magika [Hair S] Reflect by Sabina Gully

Shirt: fri. – Basic.Turtleneck – Red (no longer available) by Darling Monday

Pants: Cain – Skinny Jeans – Blue Jeans  by Legacy Cain

Apron: Apponos Aprons:  Butler Stripes by Joan Faromet

Shoes: *FIR & MNA* Gumshoes Cream Womens by Rob Moonites


Bistro Table, Chair, Lamp post and String Lights, Fountain: Trompe Loeil – Valiano by Cory Edo (@Fameshed)

Lemons, Tomatoes, Bag of Oranges, Bag of Lemons, Coffee Bag Cheeses, Potatoes, Croissants, Bicycle: Lark Farmer’s Market by Sienia Trevellion (@The Arcade)

Boxed Fruit: Shai, Papaya, Watermelon, Orange, Mango crates by Shai Delacroix

Apple baskets: Trompe L’Oeil Apple Cart Upright baskets by Cory Edo

Market Stall: *Caja* – Medievla Market Stall browm (G&S) by Sombra Magic

Truck: Grumman Long Life Vehicle by Adrian Faulkwing

Banjo and Guitar: Balaclava Busker Acoustic Guitar and Banjo by Uriah Eulenberg (@The Arcade)

Coffee Cup: {what next}Norwegian Wood Coffee Cup by Winter Thorn

Lantern: Atelier Visconti Etienne Lantern by Stephan Visconti

Pose Eliza: Adorkable Stroll and Kinesis Hold and Carry combined by Adorkable Peapod and Brady Millar


Soon autumn will be in full swing, and thus begins my favorite time of the year. Collabor88 started today and this month’s theme sweeps us gently into fall. Harry Hyx’s fuzzy angora sweater takes the chill off those recent cool evenings and Maxi Gossamer’s Fall Leaf jewelry gives us a preview of the piles of leaves that will soon be covering the ground. Also at Collabor88 is the lovely Leila skin from Belleza.



Hair: >TRUTH< Brianna – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Med 4 by Shyla Diggs (@Collabor88)

Eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes – Oak by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Gossamer Nima’s Fall Leaf Necklace and Earrings by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Sweater: ISON – angora sweater (mustard) by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans by Onyx Leshelle

Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots Bole by Onyx Leshelle

House: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Cabin by Cory Edo

Trees and Bushes: TeddyJr., We’re Closed, HPMD, Amazon, Lucian Designs, Heart, Architech

Pose: Adorkable, pda


I have never been one to embrace haute-couture. My take is if you can’t live regular life in what you’re wearing then what’s the point? When I saw this dress I was reminded of the Ralph Lauren commercial that has been playing on PBS lately, the one with flowey, drapey clothes that are only wearable by six-foot tall stick insects. The number or Ralph Lauren designs I have in RL is zero, but Harry Hyx’s Dazzle gown at Collabor88 makes me feel like I have a closet full of the stuff. Now excuse me while I go change for my polo match.



Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jemima – Blondes03 by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – Europa 08 by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Dress: ISON – dazzle gown- (wine) by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Ring: MG – Rings – Shanghai Daisy by Maxi Gossamer

Bag: Maitreya Leather Satchel * Mustard by Onyx Leshelle

Shoes: J’s Ankle Boots Square  (DarkBrown) by JB Gasov

Pose: Adorkable

Location: Manamiko Manor

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Cotton Candy

The new sweaters at Boho Hobo were practically made for a chilly day like today. Go check them out, you definitely want a closer look at these. I’ll give one away next week!

And congrats to Twistmy Gears, who wins the Boom flats!


Hair: Amacci Hair Kajsa ~ Jet Black by Carina Larsen

Necklace: Gossamer Jewelry – Necklace – Love Teddy Bear – PINK by Maxi Gossamer (@ The Arcade))

Sweater: BoHo HoBo Patched sweater Cardigan2 by Trill Zapatero

Jeans: BoHo HoBo Mesh Skinny Jeans Raspberry by Trill Zapatero

Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots  Grey by Onyx Leshelle

Ornament boxes: Mesh_Xmas Decoration – Box with ornament balls by Meli Imako

Gift boxes: Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2012 giftboxes by Cory Edo

Poinsettia and tree: Kismet (tree modified)

Pose: Adorkable

7 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Cotton Candy

  1. Rudhmellowen

    See the other day when we spoke in world it seemed like this was gonna be hard for you… YOU LOOK ADORABLE!!! I love this photo, so much festive feeling in one relaxed and happy shot!!!

  2. Softpaw Sommer

    Oohh, now there is an outfit I’d wear in the real world!

  3. Anichka Savira

    That is such a cute outfit and I love the trimming the three shot. Adorable.

  4. Nicandra Laval

    such a good idea a picture under the christmas tree and you in cozy clothings ))

  5. ~Caroline

    Cotton candy spun into a holiday delight! Lovely styling and photography. 🙂

  6. TWISTMY Gears

    Nice an warm looking and the theme rawks

  7. ayakofirecaster

    Very cozy and cute!

Lonesome Road

The beautiful T-Town by Tya Fallingbridge brought to mind one of my favorite songs as I was walking around the sim today.

Walk down that lonesome road
All by yourself.
Don't turn your head
Back over your shoulder,
And only stop to rest yourself
When the silver moon
Is shining high
Above the trees.

If I had stopped to listen once or twice,
If I had closed my mouth and opened my eyes,
If I had cooled my head and warmed my heart,
I'd not be on this road tonight.
Carry on, carry on, carry on, carry on.
Never mind feeling sorry for yourself,
It doesn't save you from your troubled mind.
The Lonesome Road, by Nathaniel Shilkret and Gene Austin

I admit to some troubled walking sometimes, but today I know I walk stylishly in my bright pants from DCNY and sexy new halter-top from coldLogic. The new round at Designer Circle has begun, and I am wearing a couple of my favorites today—the Opal jewelry set from Graffitiwear and this short, sassy cut from Calico Ingmann.


This is my very favorite version of this song—I think I heard it sometime in high school and thus began my love affair with the King’s Singers!



Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Jolie by Calico Ingmann (@ Designer Circle)

Skin: [HUSH] Grace – Smokey – Cream by Hush Darkrose

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Caribbean Blue by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Graffitiwear Opal Earrings and Necklace by Chalice Piers (@ Designer Circle)

Top: coldLogic top – phaeton.cyan by coldLogic

Pants: DCNY_Wide Cuff Legging_Orchid/Teal by Anessa Stine

Shoes: Koko Zipped high heel right (cyan) by Akira Cybertar

Poses: Adorkable

Stepping Back

Tuesdays are a relatively light teaching day for me, so I always try to get caught up on whatever grading and paperwork is piling up on Tuesdays. Of course the minute you make plans five million other things happen to keep you from getting them done. Such was this day. So at the end of it I hid myself away where no one could find me, thanks to this high-walled garden from Barnesworth Anubis. What a gorgeous place to escape for a bit!


I have been trying on all the different colors of the new Grace skin from Hush Darkrose and loving every single one. I so look forward to each new release! Another new release today comes from Arkesh Baral at Mayfly with the new Liquid Light line. I will definitely be taking more pics later, but don’t they look dreamy?


And lastly, I have to mention my earrings. They are from a new-t0-me designer, Jackeline Kronfeld At JKTrends. I love the depth and texture of the metal and the lovely inlaid jewels.

Hair: TRUTH< Georgina – espresso by Truth Hawks

Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Green Tourmaline, w2) by Arkesh Baral

Skin: [HUSH] Grace – Smokey – Cream by Hush Darkrose

Earrings: JKTrends JKT ESV7 by Jackeline Kronfeld

Tee: ISON – v-neck tease shoulder (white) by Harry Hyx

Vest: Sigh Teal by Geometry Clothing

Shorts: Ever An’ Angel Rolled Cuff Shorts Sage by Ever Courtois

Shoes: [PM] Fae Wedge [A] Key Lime by Tya Fallingbridge

Garden: [ba] songo courtyard garden with furniture by Barnesworth Anubis (@ Collabor88)

Poses: Adorkable (@Collabor88)

Holding On

Summer vacation is one month away. I confess that this year it is getting increasingly difficult to hold on—especially since I was ready for summer back in March! So today I am imagining myself in a summer getaway and doing some dreaming in the shade of palm trees and Barnesworth Anubis’ gorgeous tableau hut.

Summer, I’ll see you soon.


I have had one or another of Hush Darkrose’s skins on probably for the last month at least. Every new one that comes out just makes me that much more of a Hush aficionado. This one is a newer skin called Marin, and I love the realistic lighting and flushed cheeks. You can’t be in the tropics and avoid this. Another favorite of mine today is the Inlaid Seahorse necklace from Maxi Gossamer. Maxi has a style all her own and this one has to be one of my favorites.


Hair: TRUTH< Enisa – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: Hush – Marin – Natural – Cream by Hush Darkrose

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Bronze, w2) by Arkesh Baral

Necklace: Necklace – Seahorse – Pearl Starfish – Short – SILVER, Necklace – Seahorse – Long – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer

Top: coldLogic top – graham.sepia by coldLogic

Shorts: Ninight Creations Mesh Linen Shorts 4 by Nigella Nightfire

Hut and furniture: Tableau Hut and furniture by Barnesworth Anubis

Poses: Adorkable (Collabor88), Amacci


My friend Finned and I were at Fashion for Life late Tuesday night throwing L’s at vendors so we could hit the goal of 5.25 million. The only problem was trying to decide what to choose from all the awesome stuff there was. Anyway, Finned gave me this dress and told me I was assigned to blog it. This is one of Azul’s FFL items and it makes me feel very Kate Middleton—so feminine and princessy. Maybe I should have worn my hair down.


Another item that I am happy to blog about is the new Nadia skin from HUIT. I really like the youthful shine of this skin. My favorite thing, however, is the collarbone and neck transition. This is a hard thing to get right in skins, and Nadia has a slight dip and bend in the collarbone and the neck tendons flow naturally into the neck and chin.


Also a shout out to the new Firestorm viewer…I cranked my graphics up as high as they would go and enabled shadows and ambience and all what have you, and nary a graphics line to be found! Thanks, team!

Hair: [elikatira] Charmed – Brown 09 by Elikapeka Tiramisu

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green (from FFL 2011-no longer available) by Ikon Innovia

Skin: HUIT Nadia3 by Mikoto Lisa

Earrings: U&R Dogs Meringue Pierced Earrings Antique by Ruriko Jewell

Necklace: MG Necklace – Serena Teardrop – WHITE PEARL – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

Dress: –AZUL-(FFL2012) Blossoms Joli/Pink by Mami Jewell

Shoes: *KittiesLair* Sandals03g Nadia Fallow by Babette Ultsch

Location: Tea Time, Amia

Poses: Adorkable

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  1. Harper Beresford

    I see good taste runs in the family. Looks gorgeous on you, Eliza,and the photos are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Fashion for Life!