All I Want Is You

Oh well you might think I’m crazy
To hang around with you
Or maybe you think I’m lucky
To have somethin’ to do
But I think that you’re wild
Inside me is some child
You might think I’m foolish
Or maybe it’s untrue
You might think I’m crazy
But all I want is you

-The Cars, You Might Think

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend it’s going to be ever-more tempting to shed those winter clothes and head for the water. Damien Fate’s new swimwear line gave Stewart lots of options, but he chose the new Mark trunks. He did try out the new fitted Ian trunks as well but they looked a little, er, too realistic, if you know what I mean!


Hush Darkrose’s newest skin is definitely one to show off in the great outdoors, and Sissy Pessoa’s great denim shorts at the Dressing Room Fusion are great wading wear. I love this great lingerie top from DCNY that is out for Fifty Linden Fridays. I can pretend it’s a bikini top, right?


Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Owen/whiskey by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza- Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Gray-Blue by Ikon Innovia

Trunks: FATEwear Trunks – Mark – Volcano by Damien Fate


Eliza is wearing:

Hair: “LoQ Hair” Sherry – Dark Brown by Gia Pawpad (@Dressing Room Fusion)

Skin: [HUSH] Charlotte – Sage – Cream by Hush Darkrose

Hands: SLink Avatar Enhancement hands by Siddean Munro (w/appliers by Hush Darkrose)

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Glen by Ikon Innovia

Top: DCNY_Cotton Lingerie_Heart On by Anessa Stine (for FLF)

Shorts: Baiastice_Denim Mesh shorts-green by Sissy Pessoa (@Dressing Room Fusion)


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

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patina

First of all, congratulations to the winners of the Maggie Set from Artistry by E!
1. Jasmine Ballinger (incidentally it’s her rez day so HAPPY REZ DAY!!!)
2. Aeva Nikolaidis

Now for today:

noun \pə-ˈtē-nə, ˈpa-tə-nə\
1a : a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color
  b : a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use
2: an appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character
3: a superficial covering or exterior
It’s the last definition that intrigued me, particularly as it relates to SL. What do you hide about yourself with your SL patina? Does your SL exterior cover up things about you? Is SL the ultimate patina? Ok, philosophical rambling over.
My patina today is comfortable and casual in great mesh pants from DCNY and a ruffled vest from Malt. I have the perfect  backdrop in one of Lily Ixtar’s rental cottages at Belle Bayou.
This week I am going to give away a few pair of Arkesh Baral’s new mesh eyes from Mayfly! I fell in love with them a few weeks ago, and what can I say? I must share the love! Winners will be able to pick out the mesh eye color of their choice, and Keshie has offered to throw in the system eyes as well in case there are a few of you out there that haven’t made the switch over to mesh yet. And if you haven’t seen the unbelievably huge variety of colors she has available, check them out here. Go ahead and leave a comment below, even if it’s just to say “gimme the eyes!!!”

Hair: ::Exile:: Miu:Wedge by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Viridian) by Arkesh Baral
Earrings: Gossamer – Earring-Lealao-Turquoise by Maxi Gossamer
Vest: Malt Frilled Vest – Seaweed by Khea Karas
Top: (nova) silk turtleneck WHITE by Novastar Shilova (no longer available)
Ring: Paper Couture Polished Stones Ring – Aqua by Cora Lu (Marketplace)
Belt: EarthStones Sol Mix Belt – Latte by Abraxxa Anatine
Pants: DCNY Mesh_Suede Pants_Deep (Silver) by Dawn Memorial
Feet: Maitreya Gold * Bare Feet Flat by Onyx Leshelle

19 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patina

  1. The Uncommon Muse

    oh wow…wow…wow!…I am just so in love with this outfit…form those amazing pants to the yummy jewelry and belt…I can come raid your closet right?..heehee

  2. Veronica Ogleby

    Beautiful! Love your close up too!

  3. Anichka Savira

    So cute and your close up is gorgeous!

  4. ~Jade~

    I love this – well done!

  5. Softpaw Sommer

    I love that vest with the top. Perfect.

  6. Nicandra Laval

    oh how super is your close up again. You always have such a fresh face with a sweet expression.. love your small philosophical question ofcourse… it is a kind of follow up of my post from last week 🙂 bye bye Eliza

  7. Ygrey Auer

    Lindísima. Your patina choice is perfect!!!

  8. Trixie

    Love your belt.. oooh and your hair… must get now lol

  9. Sama Yalin

    That close up is sooo beautiful! Love it 🙂

  10. Lashae Karsin

    Those eyes are absolutely amazing!! Beautiful work!

  11. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw I just love that look in the first shot! Ad the lighting too. I’ve never tried mesh eyes…
    and happy rezday to Jasmine!

  12. Simply Dou

    Love it!

  13. moniq

    lovely outfit! those pants need to be mine! <3

  14. Lexia Barzane

    I love the look you have put together it all works so well and looks really cute 🙂

  15. Bourbon Zenovka

    Your face shot is gorgeous! I don’t think it’s just the mesh eyes; it’s the soft shape of your face and that lovely skin. Beautiful:)

  16. mscrankypants

    Thank you for the jewellery — I love it and your package was such a wonderful surprise.

    Gorgeous soft look this week!

    Jasmine Ballinger (still with WordPress issues)

  17. Reemas Second Life

    omg!!! that is such a stunning look! you look absolutely fabulous hun! 🙂

  18. jennnak

    Lovely and Adorable!! Great work 🙂

  19. ♪ Guenevere ♪

    Absolutely gorgeous outfit all the way down to the skin and jewelry. 🙂


One of my advisees at school was expressing some angst recently at the fact that no high school boys like her. Rye is 6 feet tall and has legs up to her ears and is truly one of the most spectacular-looking girls I have ever met. And she’s fifteen. It doesn’t help that she looks like she’s twenty-five. How to tell a girl like this that all she has to do is wait? That the time will soon come when no one is going to be able to notice anyone else when she is around? And is your academic advisor really the person you want to have tell you that you are beautiful?  At fifteen she doesn’t care about in a few years and the now is all-encompassing. Oh, I do remember that. But really, it IS normal for sophomore boys to be totally clueless when it comes to girls. I see it every day. I hope she recognizes that, and remembers.

Rye has hair just like this, long and thick and wavy—maybe Truth Hawks was thinking of someone like Rye when he created this design. Rye also has a beautiful, individual face. When I put on the new Wendy skin from Unique it immediately reminded me of her. I have always liked the glow in Nany Merlin’s skins and I also like the delicate bone structure, particularly along the bridge of the nose and brow ridges. This skin is more than up to her standard, with it’s beautifully shaped nose and soft texture.




Hair: Truth Liliana Chocolate by Truth Hawks

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

Skin: Unique Wendy Pale by Nany Merlin

Sweater: DCNY Mesh_Knit Dress_Harvest (Regular Fit) by Dawn Memorial

Boots: E-Clipse Ruca Boot by Thetra Blackheart (@ Designer Circle)

Cabin: {what next} Pineknot Cabin – unfurnished by Winter Thorn

Bench: LISPz Double Rocker Country by Pandora Popstar