Traditional

Gos Boutique released the lovely Vicky boots at Fameshed this month, and they are so very like a favorite pair of mine in RL that I knew I would have to blog them. Finding suitable pants to wear with them, however, was a challenge. Pants in SL tend to be of three varieties. One: Skintight from top to bottom; Two: highwaisted with super bell-bottoms (not a bad look, but the trend now is for the bell bottom to be so long that it actually cover the whole shoe. What then, is the point of wearing a cute shoe? Not to mention the potential for tripping and falling over your own clothing.); Three: Tight on the legs but with a baggy and low-riding crotch. I freely admit in my middle aged frumpiness that I have never been able to understand either the fashion sense or the practical idea of having a wad of fabric between your legs that serves no purpose. Does one wipe one’s hands on them? Smuggle things into the movie theater to avoid paying exorbitant prices for snacks? Incubate a marsupial? These are the mysteries of life that confound me. At any rate, I was able to find these great pants from Mutiny in Heaven; fitted and decently waisted and with a leg cut to accommodate my new boots without totally swamping them. Given the amount of ankle boots available on the grid, it would make sense that there would be pants that work with them. They would certainly be welcomed by me! I should mention that if you wear a mesh body these pants are not fitmesh; I had to wear the unrigged version of the boots to make them work with the pants. Another favorite this week is the beautiful Kingslie hair from Shylah Honey of Damselfly. I love the beautiful sweeping textures in this design.

 

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Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Kingslie by Shylah Honey (@Fameshed)

Skin: [PF] <Crystal> – Doll V2 – OMEGA/LOGO Head by  Mochi Milena (included in Doll V2 skin pack)

Necklace: Glam Affair – Anastasia Necklace Syrup Peaches by Amberly Boccacio (@Fameshed)

Jacket: *COCO*_StretchBlazer(Grey) by Cocoro Lemon

Pants: !MiH Boot Cuts by Tympany

Boots: Gos Vicky Ankle Boots – Black by Gospel Voom (@Fameshed)

Bag: .: ryvolter :. Isadora Winged Leather Tote by Sanya Bilavio

Poses: Del May (modified)

My Doggy

I so enjoyed this sweet pose prop from Biabi Meili of EmmePose. It’s many the days I have sat with my Luna watching the sunset. Make sure to check it out as well as many more great poses at Pose Fair!

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fleur by Truth Hawks

Skin:.Atomic. Skin {Muse} Creme by Ivy Graves

Necklace: Cae :: Sorrow :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft

Shirt: *Shai* Sailor Sweater Aqua by Shai Delacroix

Shorts: Rebel Hope Kassy Mesh Capri Pants by Rebel Hope (@Fameshed)

Flips: ISPACHI [Summer Flip-Flops – Small] by Diarmuid Miklos

Feet: [Gos] Barefoot V2 – Flat – by Gospel Voom

Pose: EmmePose My doggy by Biabi Meili (@Pose Fair)

House: Trompe Loeil – Willoughby Lakehouse Warm by Cory Edo

Plant: Dutchie ficus lyrata by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Bench: {what next} Bramley Bench (Pine Fall) by Winter Thorn

Planter: Trompe Loeil – Hanging Tri-Planter Teal by Cory Edo

Shattered

This gorgeous pose prop by Kuro in Motion is one of my favorites this year at Pose Fair. It also happens to be quite apropos of all my lives this past month. Kudos to Luana for capturing my feelings exactly.

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Hair: *Milk* Hair~Girl about town by Milk Chan (@Fameshed)

Skin: Atomic. Skin {Muse} Crème by Ivy Graves

Camisole: ISON – silk camisole pink by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Shorts: MOLiCHiNO Swinbourne Shorts by Aurelie Chauveau

Feet: Gos Barefeet Flat by Gospel Voom

Pose: Kuro in motion – Shattered by Luana Dawg (@Pose Fair)

House: House: Trompe Loeil – The Cortona Villas (with greenery) by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Gal Pals

It has been awhile since I did a photo with friends, so I was thrilled to have some fun with Rudhmellowen Laguna and Maxi Gossamer on Kaelyn Alecto’s beautifully remodeled sim, opening to the public on March 4th. In retrospect I may have gone the wrong way with my sassy pink pants from Emilia Redgrave, so my apologies to anyone with a headache from looking at my pants alongside Maxi’s and Rudh’s hair.

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Maxi is wearing:

Hair: [LeLutka]-RYKIEL hair – FireTop by Thora Charron

Skin: Unique BabieDoll_by_Nany_Merlin

Dress: *ionic* winter long sleeve dress by lakua Arriaga

Boots: Maitreya Radical Boots * Suede Magenta by Onyx Leshelle

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Magdalena Cross – Long – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

Ring: MG – RING – Roho by Maxi Gossamer

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Kizzy Gypsy Hoops – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

 

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gretchen by Truth Hawks

Skin: .Atomic. Skin {Muse} Crème by Ivy Graves

Shirt: ISON – nova tribe jacket by Harry Hyx (one more day at Collabor88!)

Pants: Redgrave Pink Jeans LQM Shiny by Emilia Redgrave (@Love is in the Air)

Jewelry: MG – Rings and Earrings – Karina Court  by Maxi Gossamer

Shoes: [Gos] Samantha Pumps – Hot Pink by Gospel Voom

 

You can find Rudh’s outfit on her blog.

 

Poses:

Photo 1: Eliza Quixote

Photo 2&3: !bang – tomodachi by Luna Jubilee

Location: It All Starts With A Smile (Opening March 4th, 2014)

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  1. Rudhmellowen

    OK they say red and pink is a bad combination but I think your pants HAD to be worn hehe… You look fab as always and it was good to see you again… We should so it again soon!

City Streets

The city streets are wet again with rain
But I’m walkin’ just the same
Skies turn to the usual grey
When you turn to face the day
And love don’t show up in the pavement cracks
All my water colors fade to black
I’m goin’ nowhere and I’m ten steps back
All my dreams have fallen flat

-Pavement Cracks, Annie Lennox

 

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dylan by Truth Hawks

Skin: [PF] Harley <Latte> by Mochi Milena

Eyes:The Sugar Garden Luminate – Dark Brown by Elfie Sugarplum

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Angelica’s Ankh Of Power by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Angelica’s Ankh Of Power by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Jacket: ILAYA Asia Jacket Mesh Red/Black by Ilaya Allen (@Limited Bazaar)

Skirt: coldLogic skirt – giles.ebony by ColdLogic

Ring: MG – Rings – Duchess Dazzle Jewel by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandal – Black by Gospel Voom (@Collabor88)

Tote: (Milk Motion) lambskin tote bag by Marie Lauridsen (@Collabor88)

Location: It All Starts With A Smile

Pose Photo 1: Exposeur

Love Donna Flora

Squinternet Larnia was the first designer in SL that I ever fangirled. I was shopping at DeLa, and there she was. All I could do really was stammer how much I admired her work. She was gracious and kind, even though I was unfortunately rather new at the time and she probably cringed to think of her lovely work adorning my noob neck. At any rate, for jewelry, accessories and vintage clothing, Donna Flora is one of the cornerstones of SL fashion.

The Love Donna Flora event is to raise money for Squinternet’s fight against breast cancer. The event starts July 25th and runs through August 11th. You can read more about this remarkable woman and the event HERE.

Lybra Rage’s contributions to the event include three gorgeous evening gowns in several colors.

FLORA:

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JACINTA:

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PRIMROSE:

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I had to pull out some of my favorite Donna Flora items for this shoot, and my formal updo from LoQ Hair at Hair Fair finishes the look with flair.

 

Hair: LoQ Chianti Dark Brown by Gia Pawpad (@Hair Fair)

Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Shyla Diggs

Eyes: Ikon Vanity Eyes Tome by Ikon Innovia

Necklace and Earrings: Donna Flora Miranda set by Squinternet Larnia

Ring: Donna Flora Irina Ring by Squinternet Larnia

Dresses: Lybra Flora, Jacinte, and Primrose by Lybra Rage (@Love Donna Flora starting July 25th)

Pose: !Bang

Shoes: Gos Eva Slingback White Satin by Gospel Voom

Splitting Hairs

It’s that time again, probably my favorite event of the whole year:

Hair Fair

Four sims created especially for hair addicts such as myself. Some favorites for me:

KIK (Hair Fair CLOUD)

I love how flexiprims are still being used for good!

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CLAWTOOTH (Hair Fair Harbour) My next two for today are from Clawtooth—definitely one of my top five favorites this year at Hair Fair. Bubbles wins the market on cascading side-curls this year!

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Photo 1:

Hair: [kik]hair-Nora by as001 Littlething (@Hair Fair Cloud)

Skin: Glam Affair Lulu by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Bracelet: Gossamer Jewelry Bangles – San Remo Hammered Metals by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Necklace: (Yummy) Midsummer Blossom Necklace – Egg Shell by Polyester Partridge (@Collabor88)

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

Shorts: erratic / briony – shorts / white by Erratic Rain

Shoes: *BOOM* Locale Heels (Sugar) by Aranel Ah (@Collabor88)

Handbag: ::theACAPULCOgold.::_Mesh_HAND_bag VIMINI/ivoire by AcapulcoGold

Location: It All Starts With A Smile

Photo 2:

Hair: Clawtooth: Behind the Curtain – Black beauty by Bubbles Clawtooth (@Hair Fair Harbour)

Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Tricky Boucher

Jewelry: Gossamer Jewelry Disco Cross by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Dress: !Rebel Hope – Layla Mesh Mini Dress Satin Gold by Rebel Hope *NEW*

Shoes: [Gos] Lauren d’Orsay – Gold Satin by Gospel Voom

Handbag: Septem Essentia *OPERA*evening bag /GOLD by Silvermoon Ling

Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe

Photo 3:

Hair: Clawtooth Tootsie by  Bubbles Clawtooth (@Hair Fair Harbour)

Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Tricky Boucher

Earrings: Kosh KOSH- AUNA EARRING by Lynaja Bade

Necklace: Eclectica ‘Solaria’ Necklace by Tiffy Vella

Top: Rebel Hope Razor Back Tank Top by Rebel Hope *NEW*

Shorts: Rebel Hope Cargo Shorts by Rebel Hope *NEW*

Feet: Gos Barefeet Flat by Gospel Voom

Flip-Flops: Ispachi Flip Flops by Diarmuid Miklos

Pose: !Bang; Reel Expresson (no longer available)

Down Time

It’s July and summer is in full swing. It’s been so hot that my big hairy dog and I have had to hide out in the basement for a few days. When we do go outside it’s like were commandos on a mission, get out and get back in as quickly as possible. All you can do in that kind of oppressive heat is either stay inside or head to the beach. So that’s what I did.

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Cory Edo’s new beach house is going to be a fixture for some time…I just love looking at it. Isla Gealach must have heard my innermost wishes because I have been wanting folding camp chairs in SL for a long time! And the most divine of all is the new Sara bikini from Rebel Hope, which is mesh but fits perfectly over my avatar with no alpha. I can hardly believe it.

And of course Stewart had to come along to haul things around…including me.

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Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Analog Dog – stereo – dark browns by Queue Marlowe *NEW*

Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Tricky Boucher

Bikini: Rebel Hope Sara Bikini Red with white polka dots by Rebel Hope (@Fameshed)

Feet: Gos Bare feet arched by Gospel Voom

Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile AJ by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Shorts: Mesh Theory Men’s Beach/Swim Boardies – Blue by Risa

Feet:Ispachi Men’s Mesh Feet by Ispachi

House: Trompe Loeil – Seaside Cottage by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Parasol: Cheeky Pea Margarita Beach Tiki Parasol by Isla Gealach

Chairs:Cheeky Pea Tyne Camping Chairs by Isla Gealach (@Men’s Dept)

Flowers and Shrubs: We’re Closed

Photo 2 Pose: Purple Poses

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)

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!!!