The Pain Tithe

I’ve written about Laini Taylor’s outstanding novels Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight before, but since it’s Halloween-time all of my favorite creepy characters are making their way to the forefront of my mind. So today we have Karou, a chimera soul in a human body, stuck between two worlds and creating bodies for for the endangered chimera race. Karou has to make do with what she can find though, so some of her bodies are a bit unusual

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A downside to this magic is that it must be paid for with physical pain, so Karou is pretty beat up looking all of the time, since she is building an army. I wouldn’t trade places with her, but I still want her blue hair!

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Marleen by Truth Hawks

Skin: Izzie’s – Lucie Bloody Mary fair by Izzie Button

Tattoo: Corvus : Body Bruises by Lori Stanton

Shirt: coldLogic top – sparks.peachy by cold Logic

Pants: Tonktastic Cargo Pants by Tonk Tomcat

 

Chimera Soldier:

Horns: :::Sn@tch Demonic Horns (Curled)::: by Ivey Deschanel

Head: *6DOO* wolf head growled A by Ondo Mode

Skin: -Belleza- Ethan by Tricky Boucher

Tattoo: :[ET]: Dragon Brown by Eve Gaelyth

Legs: [Gauze] Demon Legs by Yukio Ida

Hands: Death Row Designs demonhands by Jaimy Hancroft (@Horrorfest)

 

House: Trompe Loeil – Autumn Cottage by Cory Edo

Relief

The heat and humidity have passed and we are back into autumn weather. There is a lot to choose from for autumn-wear this month. My comfy sweater is from VinCue and can be found at The Seasons Story event. Also at The Seasons Story is the beautiful Katya Autumn skin from Izzie Button. My boots are one of the many great things on offer at Collabor88, and my perfect pulled-back braid is a recent release from Truth Hawks.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Rocky by Truth Hawks

Skin: Izzie’s – Katya Skin green pale by Izzie Button (@The Season’s Story)

Eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes – Moor by Ikon Innovia

Earrings: Pure Poison Rock Earrings- Gold- Nude by Shaleene Kenin

Sweater: * VinCue ~ Pouffy+Sweater firebrick by Cate Ying (@The Season’s Story)

Tank: jane.femme.lace cami.gr avocado by Janie Marlowe

Jeans: fri. – Designer Jean by Darling Monday (no longer available)

Boots: *League* Lauren Wedge Boot -Unrigged- Burgundy by Nena Janus (@Collabor88)

Tote: [KoKoLoReS] Leather tote – Stag  by Sisch Firecaster

Poses: Tote bag pose; !bang

Location: Bondage Puppet Theater

Twisted Color Challenge: Beet Vibe

I have only two things to say this week:

1. I love this color combination.

2. I love my skin. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mochi for making such gorgeous skins for the Arcade!

 

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Hair: Exile Longest Night by Kavar Cleanslate

Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light Paris Green Shadow by Arkesh Baral

Skin: Pink Fuel Harley Peach 03 by Mochi Milena (@The Arcade)

Top: Izzie’s – *resize* Bow Tie Blouse raspberry by Izzie Button

Pants: JANE Easy Day Trouser green by Janie Marlowe

Ring: Shakeup! Fabric-Flower Ring [Stars] by Carrie Janick (@The Arcade)

Twisted Color Challenge: Catch-up

It has been a crazy few weeks and I have fallen behind on my color challenge photos, so this morning  I had an extravaganza and got myself caught up.

 

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Hair: Clawtooth (@Collabor88)

Skin: Izzie’s Irene Fair

Shirt: Mon Tissu

Shorts: Tee*fy (@Collabor88)

 

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Hair: Alice Project (@Fameshed)

Skin: Izzie’s Irene Fair

Shirt: Friday

Pants: Jane

 

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Hair: Exile

Skin: Izzie’s Irene Fair

Shorts: Muka

Socks: Maitreya

 

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Hair: D!va (@ Collabor88)

Top: Whippet & Buck

Pants: Ison (@ Collabor88)

Shoes: Gos

Golden

Golden, golden is her hair

Like the morning sun over fields of corn

Golden, golden flows her love

So sweet and clear and warm

-Silly Wizard

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Izzie Button’s sweet new Irene skin reminded me of this tune—one I’ve loved since I first heard it in high school. It always made me wish I were blonde (apparently dark-haired girls just don’t inspire men to burst forth to declare their love via song). So for a day, I can be blonde, thanks to Elikatira’s lovely Breeze style.

 

Hair: [e] Breeze – Blonde 09 by Elikapeka Tiramisu

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Glass by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Izzie’s – Irene Skin fair by Izzie Button

Necklace: **RealEvil** LUX Alma – Necklace by Crashnnow

Shirt: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh Basic Tank by Fashionboi Landar (@Fameshed)

Pants: L&B Mesh Jeans Smooth Slate by Paul Lapointe

 

One thought on “Golden

  1. Rudhmellowen

    Oh my gosh is that really you? You look different?! I love this look though and the warmth of the photo… The necklace is to die for too

Catherine Howard

If you believe the history books (or television portrayals) of Henry the VIII’s fifth wife, she gets something of a bad rap, characterized as at best an ignorant but sexually adventurous girl and and worst a conniving, adulterous and treasonous criminal. This latter description was clearly her husband’s conclusion, since he had her beheaded on February 13th, 1542. If you look at her pictures she has a bit of a long nose and underbite, but she must have had her charms to get Henry on the hook.

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She probably wore all of her queen’s finery rather happily, such as this informal but beautifully detailed gown from Bilo. Another perk for Henry’s queens had to be the jewelry. This gorgeous cross from Maxi Gossamer for this month’s Fameshed fit the bill, and the Solaria ring from Tiffy Vella  is as heavy and luxurious an adornment as any lady could wish for.

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Hair: Exile::Desperately Wanting by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Izzie’s – Asia Skin light by Izzie Button

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Tobacco by Ikon Innovia

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Magdalena Cross by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Ring: Eclectica Solaria Ivory &Gold by Tiffy Vella

Dress: Bilo Rani- Warda Gold Yellow Slim by Mayaa Thistle

Furniture: Kismet

Fantasy Faire: Collisions, Solarium

When I read about dragons I always wish I could fly with one…as long as there is a way to avoid getting burnt. Kay Wyatt in Carrie Vaughan’s Voices of Dragons does actually get to fly with dragons, although she does fall off a few times. I will keep that conveniently out of my fantasy, though!

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My great necklace and tattoo are from Guenevere Decuir of Collisions. You can find more of her work on the Ravenshard sim at Fantasy Faire!

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Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Erika Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon (@Fantasy Faire Magnificat)

Skin: Izzie’s – Holly Skin fair by Izzie Button

Ears: Steking EARS [MANDALA] by kikunosuke Eel

Necklace: .:CoLL:. Spellbound Necklace by Guenevere Decuir (@ Fantasy Faire Ravenshard)

Tattoo: .:CoLL:. Gothic Armband II by Guenevere Decuir (@ Fantasy Faire Ravenshard)

Rings: Fall From Grace by Vortex Hellman

Dragon: Solarium Battle Dragon Gold by rynn Verwood (@ Fantasy Faire Lumenaria)

Wagon: /artilleri/ Old wagon by Antonia Marat

Better Late Than Never

I had a couple of cute poses from Pose Fair that I meant to get to before Pose Fair ended, but RL got in the way. I have a weakness for sweet, playful poses, and I found two great ones at this year’s Pose Fair. This first one is from DLuxx. Stewart told me to behave or he would dump me unceremoniously into the pond.

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Another sweet pose is Trying to Hold On from the talented RubyStarlight Writer of Exposeur.

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Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Evan by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan by Tricky Boucher

Trunks: Fatewear Zack Short Volcano by Damien Fate

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Analog Dog snapshot 1b by Queue Marlowe

Skin: Izzie’s Holly Fair by Izzie Button

Tank: Friday Tank-Pink by Darling Monday

Pants: {mon tissu} Bloomsbury Trousers ~ Arboretum by Elie Spot

Poses: Photo1: DLuxx  Photo 2: Exposeur

One thought on “Better Late Than Never

  1. Carmilla Mirabeau

    Very pretty. Can you tell me where you shot this? Tyvm

Twisted Color Challenge: Peony’s Secret

Late again this week, but I did have the perfect wardrobe item for this color combination!

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This week I am enjoying the newer hairstyles from Queue Marlowe and the fresh-faced Holly skin from Izzie Button.

 

Hair: Analog Dog tantrum 1b by Queue Marlowe

Skin: Izzie’s – Holly Skin fair by Izzie Button

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Nymph by Ikon Innovia

Shirt: {mon tissu} Gathered Frills Blouse by Emma Gilmour

Bracelet: MG Copacetic Tallulah by Maxi Gossamer

Skirt: Nuage MESH Skirt/poppy by Leezu Baxter

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Avatar Enhancement) by Siddean Munro

3 thoughts on “Twisted Color Challenge: Peony’s Secret

  1. Danica Rosenstar

    omgosh.. SO perfect! Don’t you love it when you find the perfect item!? 😀

  2. Rudhmellowen

    That skirt is beyond perfect honey, you look gorgeous. I think that this has to be one of my favourite photos of you to date! I LOVE the lighting and the contrasts… SO PRETTY

  3. wendz tempest

    this was awesome!!