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.

TGIF

Another week comes to an end…another opportunity to wear some fabulous items from SL designers. Today I wanted something casual and this short dress from Rezzie Luckstone was just the thing. It’s simple, it’s short-but-not- too-short, and it comes in all sorts of colors. A perfect staple to have in your SL inventory. My scarf is from League—there always seems to be just the perfect item or accessory at that store!

I am also reminding everyone that today is the last day to enter my giveaway of Maxi Gossamer’s mesh Shell Earrings fatpack! If you want to enter, comment on last week’s Color Challenge post today  before 11pm SLT.  I am wearing one of the colors in my photos below… you know you want them, don’t you??? I will be announcing the three winners on the next color challenge post on Saturday, Jan.21st!

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Hair: TRUTH< Andrea w/Roots – espresso by Truth Hawks

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green (S) by Ikon Innovia

Earrings: MG – Mesh Earring-Shell-Teardrop-Pearl Green by Maxi Gossamer

Scarf: *League* Vintage Scarf -Soft Silver by Nena Janus

Dress: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Short Sleeve Mini, Raven Black by Rezzie Luckstone

Bracelet: Artistry by E, The Helena Bracelet (Silver) by Endra Graves

Tights: JANE – lil piggies tights.fuzzy.bk charcoal by Janie Marlowe

Boots: *FIR & MNA* The Orann Boots Grey Womens by Rob Moonites

Collaboration

I have so enjoyed the Collabor88 event series, and I have to admit that I dropped quite a chunk of L’s there this month. My shirt, pants and jewelry all come from Collabor88, and this is only a peek at what is actually available. Check it out!

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Hair: TRUTH< Gabriel – cocoa by Truth Hawks

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: (Yummy) Hodgepodge for Collabor88 by Polyester Partridge

Top: Willow~ Scalloped Shirt (MESH) Ghost – XXS for Collabor88 by Weezey Warwillow

Jeans: caLLie cLine jeans – Culture Fusion Dark Wash for Collabor88 by Callie Cline

Pose: Magnifique

Location: Belle Bayou Cottage Rentals

One thought on “Collaboration

  1. caLLie cLine

    so so pretty!!! love that top with the jeans
    ty for blogging them 🙂

Remember Me

Today was a day when only Agnes Finney would do. And fortunately she has released one of my favorite ensembles to date, Remember Me. It is available in different color combinations but my favorite was the green top and champagne skirt. Light, lacy, and utterly feminine. I have to admit it made me feel nostalgic and wistful. About what I don’t know, but still. Maybe it’s the name. That’s some dress, right? Now I just want to go put my arms around someone I love and dance the night away.

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Hair: TRUTH< Pandora – mocha by Truth Hawks

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

Necklace: Gossamer Pearl Daisies – Pink Pearl – DT – Short+Long- Gold by Maxi Gossamer (Marketplace)

Top: Agnes Remember Me Green by Agnes Finney

Skirt: Agnes Remember Me Lace Skirt Champagne by Agnes Finney

Shoes: Karried Away Ballet Flat Khaki by Karrie Kweller

Location: The Muse Conservatory

Poses: The Secret Store, Purple Poses (Private Room Event)

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Coral

This week I was totally uninspired. Not an auspicious beginning! Maybe it’s the January blues. Anyway, all I really wanted to do was wear this dress so that is what I did. Better luck next week!

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Hair: ! SugarsmacK ! ~ Cole/Coco Pudding by Accountant Adzebills

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Eyes Peach (S) by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Apple May Designs Eliza Carmel by Apple May

Dress: haut.monde – Floral Mesh Dress – Coral by Teresa Republic

Bag: {mon tissu} Weekend Traveler ~ Salmon (Mesh) by Elie Spot

Shoes: Leverocci – Passaggio Autumn (Mesh) by Jin Elfan

Jewelry: undefined lilies – holly is manifold (gold/pink) by Liliana Barrs @Etheria

Pose: Magnifique

14 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Coral

  1. Nicandra Laval

    So that is what it is: it is super !!!!Do what you want.. and you will feel better …. bye bye Nic and thanks for your sweet comment

  2. noraineydays.com

    Great choice for this week’s challenge, I wish I’d thought of it! Beautiful eyes by the way 😉

  3. gilliangalicia

    Pretty!! I love those shoes.

  4. Anichka Savira

    Very pretty dress and I love your hair!

  5. Madison

    Such a sweet look. Coral suits you perfectly!!!

  6. ayakofirecaster

    That’s a very sweet dress. You look great in coral!

  7. Lashae Karsin

    I really, really love this dress. I’m definitely going shopping soon!

  8. Ygrey Auer

    Coral is lovely on you!

  9. Asia Romano

    Beautiful pic and a very elegant ‘coral’ 🙂

  10. samayalin

    Uninspired or not… you still look great 🙂

  11. The Uncommon Muse

    you might be feeling the blues, but that dress is lovely on you…great job

  12. Kaelyn Alecto

    Well you look adorable! Hope you soon feel more inspired than ever! ♥

  13. Laila Laperriere

    January can be a pretty dull month. After the holidays, we can get a little blah boring. But, you sure do not look uninspired in this photo. You look gorgeous, and hello, LOVE the bag!!!!! xoxo

    A few more weeks of BLAH, then its pink, red, cupids and hearts!

  14. ♪ Guenevere ♪

    You did just fine. 🙂 I’m sure things will get better soon.

Put A Coat On

Today I made the very big mistake of thinking that today was going to be like every other day weather-wise that we have had lately; namely forty-degree weather even though it is January. It would appear that Mother Nature finally woke up from her nap and realized she had been quite remiss with regards to her winter weather! I walked out the door in my jacket and my hair (which was still partially wet because yeah, I’m just super chic like that) immediately froze. So I had a choice, run back inside and get a coat, or run for the car. I chose the latter. This seemed like a good idea until I got to work and had to walk a quarter mile down the street to my school. Let’s just say lessons learned.

So my girl today is similarly inappropriately dressed, in low-rise leather pants and a wispy short-sleeved thing from League. My only nod to practicality are my boots from J’s and my arm warmers—and even they are too lacy for much protection. But they are so cute! And I had been waiting for a chance to wear this great feather necklace from Graffitiwear.

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I am really enjoying trying out the different mesh hairstyles that are increasingly available—this one is from Wasabi Pills and you can see that my av managed to get her hair dry before leaving the house!

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Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Orion FEM Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Light Brown (S) by Ikon Innovia

Necklace: Graffitiwear FWH Feathered Aztec Pendant by Chalice Piers

Shirt: *League* Seashell Blouse –Brown by Nena Janus

Undershirt: [Plastik]-Valerian-F-US-Bra-Crimson by Aikea Rieko

Bracers: *DL* Kimiko – Arm warmers by Tera Gearz

Pants: *League* Zipped Leather Pants -Faded Black by Nena Janus from Four Corners Event

Boots: J’s Ankle Boots Square(Black) by JB Gazov

Bag: Maitreya Leather Satchel * Mustard by Onyx Leshelle

Location: Caledon Ahavah

Poses: Posture by Saeriah Thei

Back To Work

Tomorrow the holiday break ends in RL and it’s time to go back to work. For my last day as a free woman I chose to try out Luna Jubilee’s new Snowday windlight setting. You can download it from Luna’s website. It was perfect for my dreamy and slightly blue mood at the impending end of vacation. I stayed warm with a thick fur jacket from Reila Karu and a snug cap from IrEn.

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Hair: Iren Winterly brown by Irischka Hotshot

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Light Brown (S) by Ikon Innovia

Jacket: Reila Skins – Winter jacket brown by Reila Karu

Pants: *League* Zipped Leather Pants –Diesel by Nena Janus (from Four Corners event)

Boots: WOot Booty FUR brown by Joice Dreamscape

Ring: Lapointe & Bastchild “Ethereal” Engagment Ring – Platinum by Bastchild Lotus

Location: Edloe

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Champagne

It’s BACK! Here we are in a new year and looking forward to 52 weeks of colorful inspiration. To learn about the color challenge check out Luna Jubilee’s introductory post. To start off: Champagne–which I imagine was consumed in copious amounts last night. And since we are reflecting on past years and looking forward to the new I wanted to pull out some old favorites. I have always loved this gown from Leezu Baxter. It’s an older dress from 2010 or (yikes!) 2009. But the exploding skirt prim and beautifully patterned bodice never lose their appeal. So to everyone, keep in your minds the very best of the past and look forward to a bright future.

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Hair: elikatira Past Brown 09 by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Bronze (S) by Ikon Innovia
Dress: LeeZu La Vie En Fleur Champagne by Leezu Baxter
Jewelry: salt. vintage mixed pearl by Tammany Goodliffe
Earrings: Swallowtail Full prim short earring pearl by Natsuko Paravane
Shoes: B&G Melody Champagne by BG Planer
Poses: Juxtapose

15 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Champagne

  1. Shayariel Teardrop

    Great look <3 Love the poses *winks* and happy new year

  2. Rudhmellowen

    WOW lovely look to start the colour challenge and it is great to see you back… I cant wait to see what you come up with this time around!! Happy New Year

  3. ♪ Guenevere ♪

    Gorgeous dress and awesome look. 🙂

  4. Anichka Savira

    Breath-takingly beautiful! I love this photo. Happy New Year!

  5. Nicandra Laval

    super we are back in the race.. love your post.. that silky top of the dress is super… happy new year..bye bye Nic

  6. gilliangalicia

    You look absolutely stunning! I’m looking forward to your amazing shots and wonderful fashion sense.

  7. samayalin

    Nothing wrong with a bit of SL-vintage 😉 You look awesome!

  8. villemo inglewood

    Awesome look 🙂

  9. Laura18 Streeter

    Lovely dress and you look charming Eliza, happy new year!

  10. tane365

    A stunning dress, Eliza! Your picture took my breathe away!

  11. Ygrey Auer

    Lovely! Como siempre, perfecta!

  12. ayakofirecaster

    What an amazing look! That dress is lovely and you look beautiful in it!

  13. caelanhancroft

    You look gorgeous!

  14. bourbiedoll

    That dress is to die for, and you look so pretty in it. You go to the party, and people won’t be able to take their eyes off of you.

  15. Lashae Karsin

    Absolutely beautiful photos and what a stunning dress! Well done.

Happy New Year

May 2012 bring peace, happiness, and fulfilled hopes to you and all your loved ones.

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Caroline:

Dress: Salt, jetbeaded shiner vintage cocktail dress by Tammany Goodliffe

Skin: LAQ  Ebba Peach by Mallory Cowen

Eyes: Fashism “Sunrise’ Eyes  Steel Blue Light by Ikon Innovia

Hair: CaTwA Jumana V2 by Catwa Clip

Bracelet: Chop Zuey  Grace Notes Slv/Wht Diamond Bracelet by Cory Hancroft

Earrings: Chop Zuey  I AM Shiva Gauri Earrings  (2011 Christmas gift)

Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH< Helena – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: LAQ ~ Ebba Nougat by Mallory Cowen

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Eyes Clover Green (M) by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Mandala Milky Way Hawthorn Red by Kikunosuke Eel

Dress: Maitreya Mesh Nolita Dress Seashell by Onyx Leshelle

Poses: Juxtapose, Glitterati

Location: Two Moon Paradise