Blustery Day

Alex Bader has been fulfilling all of my autumn foliage desires this year. Finally there are leaves that can blow all over the place!

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I fiddled a bit in Photoshop to get my hair to work with this adorable cap from Immerschon.

 

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Eliza is wearing:

Hat: Immerschoen BodyCult Mesh Beanie Hat Audrey multicolored by nici Sewell

Hair: Clawtooth: Blown Away – Black beauty by Bubbles Clawtooth (@Collabor88); TRUTH HAIR Anita by Truth Hawks

Skin: [Pink Fuel] Harley <Latte> by Mochi Milena

Sweater: ISON – angora sweater plum by Harry Hyx

Shorts: {mon tissu} Cuffed Denim Shorts ~  Medium Wash by Anouk Spot

Tights: Twosome Cozy Tights Beige by Visa Volare

Boots: (Milk Motion) floral combat boots – plum flowers by Marie Lauridsen (@Collabor88)

 

Brian is wearing:

Hair: Exile::All Apologies by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: n-creation nico skin 2 dark by nic2000 Planer (@Body Modification Expo)

Sweater: *Hibou* Cool Hoody Brown by Rain365

Jeans: Lapointe&Bastchild Jeans – BootCut by Paul Lapointe

Shoes: [ h ] Justin – Sand – Mixed Lights by Damonoire

Hands: Slink Men’s Hands Casual and Curl by Siddean Munro

 

Bridge: Studio Skye Old Bridge by Alex Bader

Leaves: Studio Skye Blowing Leaves by Alex Bader

Trees: We’re Closed, Botanical, Fiddler’s Green, LAQ

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical, Architech

Autumn Home

I’ve been having a wonderful time landscaping and decking out a friend’s sim for the autumn season. While there is more variety than ever for high-quality autumn landscaping items, I would love to see even more of this type of thing in SL. Maple trees would be especially appreciated! Goodness knows if I had an inkling of creative talent it would be all about the plants! Cory Edo’s Rustic Cabin brings in some wonderful colors to complement the landscape.

I used about a million different trees and plants so I am not listing specifics here. However, if you have a question about where I got a particular item, please feel free to IM me in world or email me at elizaquixote@gmail.com. I’d be happy to give you the details.

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House: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Cabin by Cory Edo

Trees: We’re Closed, Fiddler’s Green, Teddy Jr, Landscaping by Felix, 3D, LAQ Decor

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical, Kidd Grass, Architech Designs, Frogs Garden (Ivy on house)

Grass: We’re Closed, Kidd Grass

Deck: Sunbathing PIER MESH by Virtual Nature

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

And I don’t mean Christmas. Autumn is my undisputed favorite season, coming as it does after my least favorite season, summer. The color in autumn is simply unbeatable by any other season, and the temperatures are stable without being overly hot or cold. It also usually coincides with the beginning of the school year, which makes me think of setting goals and making new beginnings.

I am so thrilled with the botanical autumn offerings this year. Some of my favorites include Lucian’s Designs, Fiddler’s Green and TeddyJr, along with the prolific and always talented Alex Bader. I am also enjoying the lovely mesh designs from We’re Closed.

I only wish for endless perfect days like this one!

Curio Thistle’s mesh horses are so gorgeous and I feel like they are very underused by me. Dragonfyre Designs uses these horses for saddled riding poses and they were perfect for our ride today.

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And finally, one of Luna Jubilee’s sweet poses for a post-ride smooch.

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Magika Reflect by Sabina Gully

Shirt: Emery – Safari Shirt Norbit by Sunami Beck (@My Attic)

Jeans: e! Jilly Skinny Jeans by Eclectic Wingtips

Boots: DECO – MESH Harness Boots Soil by GutterBlood Spoonhammer

Brian is wearing:

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*47(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue

Scarf: ISPACHI [Heuston Scarf] by Diarmuid Miklos (@TLC Boutique)

Sweater: Razor /// Evo Buttoned Neck Jacket by Kehl Razor

Jeans: =Razorblade Jacket= Hoon Faded Cords – Blue by Kehl Razor

Boots: [Deadwool] Trauermarsch Boots – (bordeaux) by Masa Plympton (@The Men’s Dept)

Landscaping:

Horses: Dragonsfyre (saddled); Vintage(plain)

Trees: TeddyJr, We’re Closed, Fiddler’s Green, Lucian Designs, Heart, Botanical, HPMD, Studio Skye

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical, KIDD

Grasses: Zigana (no longer available), We’re Closed

Barn: We’re Closed

Gate: Kissing Gate, Studio Skye

Boulders: We’re Closed

Fence: MMGraffiti

Hay: Ginger Line

Pose: !bang poses Winner by Luna Jubilee

Heading Home

I have been thinking over my life recently and have come to the conclusion that I have a pretty great one. Most of this revolves around my husband. My very favorite thing in life is going home to him at the end of each day, and knowing that once I get there everything will be good and right. Oh, we have stresses and tough times and disappointments just like everyone does, and I don’t think there is any life that doesn’t have some of that . And we both have our individual interests, pursuits and struggles. But even with all of that, I know he’s going to be there when I get home. My dog knows this too, and her conniption fit of ecstasy when I say “Let’s go home and see Papi!” makes it pretty clear she’s smitten, as well.

 

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Renata by Truth Hawks

Sweater: Tee*fy Turtle Neck Basic Sweater Pumpkin by Azure Electricteeth (@Collabor88)

Jeans: *OC* Gold Stich jeans – dark denim by Elettra Gaussman

Shoes: -Entente- Sentier Boots by Entente baudouin

Basket: Old World Basket with mushrooms by Katrina Kristan

Dog: Photo Realistic 3D Sheep Dog by Simon UK

Trees: Trompe L’Oeil, Botanical, LAQ, TeddyJr, Fiddler’s Green, We’re Closed

Grass: Zigana, We’re Closed

Song To A Seagull

Out of the city
And down to the seaside
To sun on my shoulders
And wind in my hair
But sandcastles crumble
And hunger is human
And humans are hungry
For worlds they can’t share
My dreams with the seagulls fly
Out of reach out of cry

-Song to a Seagull, Joni Mitchell

Fameshed is open for July and I love what is available this round…there’s quite a lot for the casual girl that I am. The new court shorts from Etente and the dual layer tank set from Cracked Mirror are the perfect beachwear for a hot July! 

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Maxi Gossamer must be one of the most prolific jewelry makers on the grid, she steadily cranks out gorgeous items. This moth at Fameshed you can find her Aprhodite’s dream set, which I can show here because Wasabi Pills also released a pulled-back hairstyle. There are not nearly enough of these on the grid in my opinion!

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Finally, Stewart joined me in his sexy Heft Cargo Shorts from Fade Arcade Designs in collaboration with Razor. This color is available at the store, but there will be several different colors and designs available at the Men’s Dept. which opens tomorrow.

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Eliza is wearing:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Tanya Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon (@Fameshed)

Earrings: Gossamer Jewelry – Earrings – Aphrodite’s Dream  – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Skin:Glam Affair – Cleo – America by aida Ewing

Bracelet: Gossamer Bracelets – Little Sparrow by Maxi Gossamer (@the United Fashion Project)

Tank: Cracked Mirror Layered Tank (blue/red) by Cracked Mirror (@Fameshed)

Shorts: Entente Court Shorts Khaki by Entente (@Fameshed)

Shoes: Gos Boutique Flip Flops for Gos Flat Feet by Gospel Voom

 

Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Owen by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Trunks: Fade Arcade Designs/Razor Heft Cargo Shorts Brown by FadeArcade and Razorblade Jacket(Check for other designs and colors at the Mens Dept starting tomorrow!)

Feet: Ispachi Natural Men’s Feet by Ispachi

Poses: !Bang VIP 000-005, Castaways by Luna Jubilee

Bushes and Flowers: We’re Closed

Boardwalk: Botanical – Beach Boardwalk by Kriss Lehmann (@The Home Show)

Sea Level

I love the ocean, but only so far as I can stand up in the water. My fear of deep water is a bit irrational, I know, but I’ve never had the slightest desire or interest in scuba diving in RL—I leave it to the hardier of spirit. The wonderful designs from the Under the Sea Expo do make me a bit wistful, though about what I am missing by staying out of the deep.

Kriss Lehmann’s items for the Expo make the perfect underwater habitat for these great mesh fish from Oumi Aboubakar and the best and most natural looking sea turtle I have seen in SL from Kaikou Splash. I hope Kaikou will be a part of future Expos!

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The NDiver full scuba kit makes getting ready to dive easy. The kit does not come with an AO, but works with any AO you might have.

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No matter how lovely it is down there, It’s always a relief to come up for air!!! The Expo runs through tomorrow so make sure to have a look before it’s all over.

Hair: Photo 1&2: Lelutka Pocahontas Almost Goth by Thora Charron. Photo 3: Catwa Lucy Wet (modified) by Catwa Clip

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes Glen by Ikon Innovia

Scuba Outfit: NDiver Full Green kit by Alleyne Swordthain (@Under the Sea Expo)

Kelp and Boulders: Botanical, Sea Kelp and Boulders by Kriss Lehmann (@Under the Sea Expo)

Fish: Max Textures Designs Free Swimming Mesh Fish by Ouminakati Aboubakar

Turtle: Splash Aquatics Hawksbill Turtle by Kaikou Splash

Other plants: Aquatics by Artemide Qunhua (@Under the Sea Expo), Free Your Nature by Pandore Jarvis, Fantasea by Corkie Houston (@Under the Sea Expo)

Stones and Shells: Flood by Raindrop Lowbeam

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Beyond the Sea

The Under the Sea Expo is on right now and it is a stunning build. I have never been much of an underwater personality in SL but it is is quite popular with many residents, and at the Expo it is easy to see why. There are some wonderful underwater plant designs at the Expo so I tried my hand at underwater landscaping.

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This shoot reminded me of the Julio Iglesias version of Beyond the Sea that was used at the end of the recent film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

We’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailin’

-Under the Sea, Bobby Darin

Unlike that fantastic film’s ending, though, I hope neither of us ends up shot in the head.

 

Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Owen by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Trunks: Fatewear Ian Trunks by Damien Fate

Feet: Ispachi Natural Men’s Feet by Ispachi

 

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Emo-tions Aquaria by Mirja Mills

Skin: Belleza Mya Pale by Tricky Boucher

Suit: Mesh_Strapless Swimsuit with Side-ties by Meli Imako

Feet: Gos Boutique Barefeet Arched by Gospel Voom

 

Kelp and Boulders: Botanical Drifting Kelp and Underwater Boulders by Kriss Lehmann (@Under the Sea Expo)

Other plants: Aquatics: LMS Pacifica Orange, Patch Rotala Colorata and Patch Seagrass Big Green by Shanti Balogh (@Under the Sea Expo)

 

Pose: Underwater Kiss by Bouncer Criss

 

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  1. Rudhmellowen

    Wow a lovely shot Eliza,the movement in it is gorgeous!!!