Magika

The new hair from Magika was my blog inspiration today. Short styles can be some of the most fun and exciting and this one is both. The new Bodycon dress from Ison at Collabor88 is a perfect match. There was one small difficulty with the dress alpha that cut off the leg just under the hemline, you’ll notice that I smudged my leg to fill in the empty bit.

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My charming living room furniture is from the great Barnesworth Anubis, also at Collabor88. Every single thing Barnes puts out screams quality and this set is no different.

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Hair: Magika [Hair] Awake by Sabina Gully

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Nymph by Ikon Innovia

Skin: -Belleza- Mya Pale by Tricky Boucher

Dress: ISON – flight bodycon dress (blue) by Harry Hyx

Earrings: Artistry by E The Mazu Earring by Endra Graves

Purse: MG – Fufu Bag – Madame Mimi – Black Feather by Maxi Gossamer

Furniture: Barnesworth Anubis (@Collabor88); Trompe L’Oeil

Going Coastal

I grew up in a landlocked state and have always had a terrible fear of deep water. So it had to be the intervention of fate that I ended up living in what is lovingly termed “The Ocean State”. I am still afraid of deep water, will never scuba dive or even swim out very far into the ocean, but I really love living near the northern sea. The landscape, the colors, the sounds, the smells, the water that never gets warm, it is all enchanting. This lovely sim captures a bit of that, even though this looks more like a Mid-Atlantic shore. If you are in the mood for a sea-side visit, give this place a try.

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Hair: >TRUTH< Alison – espresso by Truth Hawks

Dress: coldLogic dress – bailey.lagoon by coldLogic

Shoes: (Kunglers) Celine pumps sand by AvaGardner Kungler

Bracelet: Artistry by E The Mazu Bracelet by Endra Graves

Location: Salt Water

One thought on “Going Coastal

  1. Rudhmellowen

    WOW Eliza, such a gorgeous photo. It feels real, I love the composition and the actual feeling that you get from this photo… GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS

I Moved!

I finally took the plunge and moved to my own domain. Welcome! Now to catch up on all the stuff I haven’t blogged…

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Hair: [e] Details – Brown 09 by Elikapeka Tiramisu

Skin: Essences Aries 02 *sunkissed* brunette by Inka Mexicola (@Zodiac)

Necklace: Artistry by E The Joanne Necklace by Endra Graves

Earrings: ZC : Sarayi wood hoops *silver* by Zaara Kohime

Ring: MG – RING – Fez by Maxi Gossamer

Jacket: Blueberry Racel *Mesh* Casual Jacket Brown by Blueberryxx

Tank: AA-Teal Print Tank 2 by Swan Ling

Skirt: coldLogic skirt – stuart.earthy by coldLogic

Shoes: [Gos] Lolita Espadrilles – Jade by Gospel Voom

Location: It All Starts With A Smile

Around The World Take Two

If you are looking for classic charm and sumptuous colors, definitely check out the Around the World items from Synjari Miriam at Senzafine. The gorgeous colors make me want to re-decorate my whole house! Or in this case, the lovely Moroccan Skydome from Bauwerk.

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Another gorgeous item is the form-fitting Detroit dress from One Hundred. Check it out along with all the other goodness at Around the World!

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Hair: Analog Dog seven 1b by Queue Marlowe

Jewelry:  Artistry by E, The Black Orlov by Endra Graves

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Med 10 by Tricky Boucher

Dress: 1 Hundred. Detroit Dress. Forest by Sira Savira (@Around the World)

Boots: Leverocci [Belgravia]  – Foxglove Boots by Jin Elfan

Tights: Izzie’s – Tights black by Izzie Button

Furniture: Senzafine by Synjari Miriam (@Around the World)

House: Bauwerk Moroccan Skydome  by Paco Pooley (@Around the World)

The Costume Ball

I do like Halloween, and as a teacher I go in for all the cutsie pumpkin, ghost and witch paraphernalia. But when I am in non-teacher mode I like the more creepy, dark stuff. Fortunately the Costume Ball is full of the dark and creepy. My dress is the Black Widow dress from Happy Undead, and my pale skin is from Pink Fuel. Both can be found at the Costume Ball through November 1st.

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Ikon Innovia’s Witch Eyes reflect the cool bonfire at the Calais Galadhon Journey to the Lost City sim, and they are the embodiment of creepy.

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And now for a Halloween treat from Endra Graves. Anyone who would like a copy of this great spider web jewelry set can IM “Trick or Treat” to Endra Graves and she will send you a copy!

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Hair: [LeLutka]-SALOME hair – AlmostGoth by Thora Charron

Skin: [PinkFuel] Alyx –  Siren (dkbrow) by Mochi Milena (@The Costume Ball)

Eyes: IKON Witch Eyes – Pain by Ikon Innovia

Dress: Happy Undead – Black Widow Dress by Carra Fergis (@The Costume Ball)

Jewelry: Happy Halloween by Endra Graves (Group Gift-IM Endra for a copy!)

Location: Journey to the Lost City

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Hot Cinnamon

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Congrats to Alexandra Forestier, who wins the Sn@tch gift card this week. It’s been awhile since I did a giveaway from Artistry by E and there is a design out now that makes my autumn-crazy heart all aflutter. I’ll give one away next week.

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Hair: TRUTH< Keira – auburn by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Med 10 by Tricky Boucher

Necklace: Artistry by E The Deanna Necklace by Endra Graves

Sweater: *elymode* Evolu Top- pumpkin by Elysium Elide

Jeans: **MIS** Everyday Jeans – wash 4 (black fade) by Janie Marlowe

Boots: Opium Western ShortBoots by Leinid Constantine

Cider: Sweetheart’s Cider & Apple Doughnut by Elora Dumpling

3 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Hot Cinnamon

  1. Anichka Savira

    Is that cider in that cup? That photo beautifully captures fall. Lovely.

  2. Nicandra Laval

    OHHHH Eliza ..huge compliment … love that picture..where did you find that place?

  3. ~Caroline

    Fall is in the air and the warm, bold tones of Hot Cinnamon make a person feel cozy. Endra’s warm, bold necklace is looking pretty cozy too!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Bright Turquoise

First of all, congrats to Aeva Nikolaidis for winning the Las Islas shells from last week! Watch for them in-world, dear!

I had a lovely day with my friend Caroline at Izzie’s main store. It was a perfectly bright and happy day. And there was so much to choose from in this color it was hard to make a decision as to what to wear, and what to give away! But at least we had fun, and we got to use a great pose from Label Motion at the POSE FAIR!

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And for my giveaway this week, I will give away Maxi Gossamer’s gorgeous Silver Drop set to two lucky people. Happy Sunday, everyone!

NECKLACE - SQUARE-DROP - TUQ

Caroline:

Hair: TRUTH  Auralee (champagne with roots) by Truth Hawks

Dress: *BOOM* Hye Tube Dress (celeste) by Aranel Ah

Shoes: WISH Diamante Heels  (no longer available)

Jewelry: Artistry by E The Zhang by Endra Graves

Eliza:

Hair: Maitreya Green II – Bistre by Onyx Leshelle

Top: coldLogic combo – may.aquamarine by coldLogic

Pants: coldLogic trouser – mazza.white by coldLogic

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Party Pumps – aqua by Fallingwater Cellardoor

Necklace and Ring: MG Necklace – Silver Drop with Turquoise by Maxi Gossamer

Bracelet: MG Bangle – Lost Eden – Miriam – SILVER + TQ by Maxi Gossamer

Poses: Label Motion (@Pose Fair, opens April 15th), !bang

10 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Bright Turquoise

  1. Ayako Firecaster

    Looks like you had fun! The two of you look great and I love the shoes-in-hand pose!

  2. Ygrey Auer

    I love it! My favorite is pic 1. Igualitas a mí cuando me pongo tacones :p

  3. Nicandra Laval

    so cute with the shoes in the hands. love all the looks ))) nice clothings you both show

  4. Tigist Sapphire

    Don’t drop the shoes, protect the shoes! hehehe well done girl!

  5. Petd

    You both looks so fresh and spring like !!!

  6. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw that’s too cute! You two and your shoes running around having fun!! Just don’t lose them 😛
    ♥Lau

  7. ~Jade~

    Love it! I love the barefoot, holding shoes look!

  8. Madison

    Eliza, was great meeting you in world this week….you look very different and very beautiful in these shots…but I agree with Tigist…don’t drop the shoes!!!

  9. Jasmine Ballinger

    You two are made of lovely!

  10. Sama Yalin

    You two look like you had fun there 🙂 Very pretty!

Big Hair

Curly hair fascinates me. I had a roommate with super-curly hair once and I could spend hours sitting there pulling the strands of her curls straight, letting them go and watching them spring back into the curly shape. Needless to say she was a very patient and forbearing friend! My own hair in RL is somewhere between straight and curly, but with no uniformity, so instead of nice volume I get either a limp mess or a rats’ nest. Just another reason to be grateful for SL hair! And for this style in particular, from Sebastien Aries at Shag.

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Also new to love today is the brand new Kim set from Endra Graves at Artistry by E. My sexy henna art-tattoos are courtesy of Guenever DeCuir at Collisions.

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Hair: [Shag] – Pussy Galore – mystic by Sebastien Aries

Eyes: IKON  ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bronze by Ikon Innovia

Armband tattoo: :CoLL:. Henna Armband II by Guenevere DeCuir

Jewelry: Artistry by E, The Kim Set by Endra Graves

Top: coldLogic top – tebbets.butter by coldLogic

Pants: *League* Zipped Leather Pants –Diesel by Nena Janus

Shoes: SLink Tiger Heels Brown by Siddean Munro

Poses: pda

Location: Solaria

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Iron

First things first: Thanks to everyone who commented last week–the lucky giveaway winners are (drum roll…..):

  1. Ygrey Auer
  2. Lashae Karsin
  3. Nicandra Laval

Congratulations ladies! Watch for your gift in-world! And for everyone else, keep on reading because I had so much fun with this I have decided to make it a weekly color-challenge event!

Now, however, we move on to Iron. There were so many ideas that came to mind–Iron Man, ironing, wrought iron, Iron Maiden (yikes!)…why don’t we just stop there! What stuck in my head most though was a song I sang in college, and it is pretty appropriate for the kind of weather we are having lately in my neck of the woods:

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

-Christina Rosetti, Gustav Holst

So what did I do? I grabbed my friend Caroline and we took to the snow, I in my ultra-chic jacket from Sascha Frangili and Caroline in a beautiful jewelry set from Endra Graves and one of this week’s color challenge offerings from Rezzie Luckstone:

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So now for the giveaway…it will be the same as last week, you’ll have until Friday, January 27th at 11pm SLT to make a comment on this post. Winners will receive the Maggie Set from Artistry by E, beautifully modeled by Caroline. This week I will randomly draw two names from the list of comments. Now, I am not going to do jewelry every time, there will be other items in the future as well (guys, I am keeping you in mind!), but the talented Endra Graves has generously agreed to be my giver this week.

And even though we are past the Christmas season, if you are feeling like reliving the season a bit, here are two versions of “In The Bleak Midwinter”, the first by the great Annie Lennox and the second more traditional version from the Gloucester Cathedral Choir:

 

Eliza:

Hair: **Pocket Mirrors** Dilara Updo Dark Brown by Alair Cortes

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Grey (S) by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: MG Necklace – Silver Twin Hearts – Medium by Maxi Gossamer

Jacket: SAS – Tali Silver Jacket by Sascha Frangili

Top: Rezipsa Loc  Dress Dark Iron by Rezzie Luckstone

Pants: **GizzA** Flax Pants Female [Grey] by Giz Seorn

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Esprit-Xtd Noir by Onyx Leshelle

Nails: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Iron Nails by RezIpsa Luckstone

Caroline:

Hair: EMO-tions Carmen  Blonde by Mirja Mills

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Eyes Warm Silver by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Artistry by E Maggie Set Silver by Endra Graves

Dress: Rezipsa Loc  Dress Dark Iron by RezIpsa Luckstone

15 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Iron

  1. Anichka Savira

    Very pretty!

  2. Bourbon Zenovka

    I love how your coat looks fun and festive, without using color at all! Love your look:)

  3. Simply Dou

    Very nice!

  4. Trixie

    I love the silver twins heart necklace.. it looks like a necklace I use to have in RL.

  5. Laila Laperriere

    What could be better than one classy lady, how about two? =)

    You both are lovely. Great post, and I love Annie to!

  6. Lashae Karsin

    Absolutely stunning!! I really love the hair used in the first picture. …And thank you!!! =)

  7. Ygrey Auer

    Classy! Iron becomes glamorous!
    Thanks for the gift. Son preciosos!!!!!

  8. Alexandra

    Wonderful idea and beautiful result. Indeed, no prizes necessary for us to praise you :-).
    But thanks for the extra element of fun in our weeks of colour

  9. mscrankypants

    I think iron is going to be one of my favourite weeks already — two great looks there.

    Hey, it’s Jasmine Ballinger, working around a stupid WordPress/Blogger communication issue.

  10. Madison

    It is wonderful to see how not really wearing a lot of color still makes you look fabulous. Love the hair on Caroline!!! Running over to Emo-tions to get it!!! See ya!!!

  11. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw they’re both adorable but I just love your first pic!

  12. The Uncommon Muse

    you both look stunning!!

  13. Nicandra Laval

    Hi Eliza..i was honoured to get a present for my comment..thanks so much!! Now about this look: I love the first picture the most. It is as if the lace at the end of the arms could be made of iron. Your fresh look and all the grey tones and the pose makes it a great look .. compliments ..bye bye Nic

  14. Sama Yalin

    Beautiful pictures and two beautiful ladies.
    It’s a good thing you guys didn’t do the Iron Maiden option…

  15. ♪ Guenevere ♪

    Gorgeous photos! The background for each is the perfect complement to the outfits.