Winter Day

As the winter season has progressed, I have come to the realization that fall and winter are really my favorite times of the year. Not that spring and summer are bad, but fall and winter really let you see the bare bones of the earth, and I find them mesmerizingly beautiful. I also feel a sort of kinship with plants and trees that wither for a time, but then find life and creation again after a season.

I’ve enjoyed attempting to recreate this particular kind of beauty in SL. My beautiful friend Kidman, who is herself a talented fashion photographer, came to help me out with this wonderful pose from Luna Jubilee.

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Eliza:

Hair: Clawtooth: Snug as a Bug by Bubbles Clawtooth (@Collabor88)

Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II – Asia by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Coat: coldLogic coat – halfred.garnet by coldLogic

Pants: [Cynful] Skinny Jeans by Cynthia Ultsch

Boots: [Decoy] Neve Boots – Grey by Annette Voight (@Collabor88)

Kidman:

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Noel Hair by M4rilyn Magic

Coat: Foxes – Fleece Jacket by Nina Helix

Pants: Maitreya Boyfriend Jeans Slim – Original by Onyx Leshelle

Boots: Glamistry : NEMESIA AnkleBoots by Glamistry

Pose: !bang BFFE by Luna Jubilee

Location: Bougainvillea

Behind The Times

When the Phat Azz came out I stared aghast for a couple of seconds and then summarily dismissed it from my mind. However, many people embraced the (to me) gigantic posterior. And since there’s not much booty flying around on my blog, it wasn’t really relevant to me anyway.

Insert the Cute Azz, which is significantly smaller and inspired me to wear panties, which I think I have worn about three times in four years. Of course, having seen Izzie Button’s other panty offerings may change that. The Cute Azz is smaller and more (again, to me) realistic looking, and is utterly adorable from the side.

Am I going to wear it all the time? Probably not. But it does live up to its name.

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Hair: ISON – Amber by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Skin: -Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia by Aida Ewing (@The Season’s Story)

Top: [Decoy] Tali Tank – Moonlight by Annette Voight (@Collabor88)

Panties: Izzie’s – Cute Cotton Undies pink by Izzie Button

Socks: Maitreya Dahlia Socks * Beige by Onyx Leshelle

Cute Azz by L.Inc by CK Winx

Pose: Eliza Quixote

House: Trompe Loeil – Willoughby Lakehouse Warm by Cory Edo

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Gilded Bed PG Ornate Fabrics by Cory Edo

Rug: {what next} Farnham Rug by Winter Thorn

Basket: Sewing basket by Dutchie by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Shelves: :CP: Dean Door Shelf Worn by Isla Gealach

Armoire: LISP – Etched Wardrobe in a Box by Pandora Popstar

Table and chair: LISP – Woodcutter Chair and Side Table by Pandora Popstar

Cat: Simple Mesh Cat – Lying Down by eve924am

New Year Meme

This meme from Strawberry Singh sounded like a good reflective-type activity for today, so here goes. Thanks, as always, to Bastion for showing up photo-ready to help me out today, although I am a bit miffed that he has a better hat than I do.

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  1. How did you spend New Year’s Eve? At home, with my husband. We watched the New Year’s Eve broadcast from Spain, which always gives us new song and film ideas for teaching our Spanish classes.
  2. Did you keep any new years’ resolutions? No. I feel like I am constantly resolved on doing things and being a certain way whether it’s the new year or not.
  3. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year? In real life, I built and implemented two iPhone games for my Spanish classes. I also presented the games at the national convention for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I know, achievement city right here. In SL, I moved my blog to this new domain. It was a big step, but I am glad I did it.
  4. What was the best thing you bought? In real life, my Alienware computer. I get lots of sidelong looks and questions about being a gamer, but I really love having a powerful computer. I have been creating a lot more visual content for my work and my new machine has really made a difference. And for SL it’s a dream. I also upgraded to Dropbox Pro. It literally changed my life. In SL? Probably my Maya tutorials from Leviathan Flux. I haven’t made anything yet, but I am learning so much!
  5. What do you wish you’d done more of? In real life, I wish I had been able to see more of my family. I am going to make that happen more this year—gasoline prices be darned.
    In SL, I wish I had talked to more people and gone more places. I enjoy the social aspect of SL but tend to hang out on my own rather than intrude in social spheres.
  6. What do you wish you’d done less of? In real life, not much. I worked a lot and played a lot and plan to do more of the same this year. I do wish I cared less about unimportant things. In SL, I wish I had not let my investments become unbalanced. I am working on that.
  7. What was your favorite movie you watched this year? There were two that I previewed for my Spanish Language and Culture class. One is called El Sueño de Iván and the other is called A Better Life. The first is delightful and sweet and the second is heartbreakingly sad. Incidentally, they both star the wonderful Damián Bichir.
  8. What did you do on your birthday this year? In real life, I sang the Verdi Requiem with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. It’s probably one of the more wonderful things I’ve done in life, period. In SL, I don’t remember.
  9. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned. You can climb every mountain, you can ford every stream. You can follow all the rainbows, but it’s no guarantee that you’ll find your dream. I try to forget that from time to time, though.
  10. What does 2014 hold for you? In RL I don’t know but I will be satisfied with health and employment. In SL I hope to learn to do basic modeling and improve my photography.

 

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Eliza:

Hair: booN ODU611 hair chocolate by boo Nakamura

Hat: May’s Soul russian hat  knit brown by May Tolsen (gacha) (@Kustom9)

Skin: Essences – Emma *peche* brunette by Inka Mexicola (@The Dressing Room)

Shirt: *Shai* Turtleneck Beige by Shai Delacroix

Vest: {dollle*} 033 Fur-Lined Sleeveless Jacket – Brown by CrystalDoll Lemon

Gloves: *CNZ* Slink Avatar Enhancement Gloves by Tempesta Arun

Pants: [Decoy] Layla 84 Jeans – Faded Light Wash by Annette Voight

Socks: Gawk! Fawn Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon

Shoes: :ENNA:MESH Women Boots by Enna Flatley

Bastion:

Hat: =Zenith=Leather trapper hat (Gray) by Miffyhoi Rosca (@TMD)

Skin: Clef de Peau:Joshua:T3  by lapenderiedenicole (@TMD)

Coat: ::GB:: Zip up Tweed Jacket / Olive by Takuya Jinn (@TMD)

Bag: ::GB:: Body Bag / Dark olive by Takuya Jinn (@TMD)

Pants: BlankLine_021_TweedPants_male_WineRed by Kureha (@TMD)

Shoes: J’s Short Boots Laceup (Black) by JB Gasov

Pose Photo 2: oOo Winter by Olaenka Chesnokov (@TMD)

Sled: What Next Three person sled by Winter Thorn (group gift)

One thought on “New Year Meme

  1. Strawberry Singh

    Oh you got me intrigued by the Maya classes, I might have to look them up. Not that I am looking to getting into designing, but it may be fun to learn something completely new like that.

    Sounds like you had a pretty eventful and wonderful 2013, hope you get the same and even more in 2014. Thanks for participating. <3

Hair Fair 2012: Sand

So far I have only been able to get into one sim for the Hair Fair, so in a couple of days I hope to have more to show…but here are my favorites and they can all be found on the Sand sim.

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[Decoy Hair] Bethani – (Dark Browns) Fudge by Annette Voight

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Clawtooth: Gossamer Rain – Black beauty by Bubbles Clawtooth

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*ARGRACE* Straw Fedora/Chloe – Black by Rika Oyen

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! SugarsmacK !: Elan/Rich Chocolatte by Accountant Adzebills

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!Ohmai : Chloe [Olive] by Anya Ohmai

Under The Wire

This round of the Designer’s Circle ends today and I am sooo late! I had to get in a photo of this great blouse from E-Clipse. Hurry over before it all gets taken down!

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Hair: ::Exile:: London Rain:Swiss by Kavar Cleanslate

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Big Disk – COLOURS by Maxi Gossamer

Blouse: E-Clipse Off-ShoulderBlouse size (juta-plum) by Thetra Blackheart (at Designer’s Circle)

Pants: [Decoy] Genesis 10 Capri by Annette Voight

Shoes: – uRbAn GiRl – Mesh Ballet Flat shoes by Lika Meili