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

Snowcatcher

My friend Bastion made this fun pose and we tried it out today. We had fun in our matching u.f.o buckle coats from this round of Collabor88.  It was a snowy day so it was the perfect moment for one of my favorite Arcade items, the Engineer Boots from Sleepy Eddy. Also, Truth Hawks is back from a hiatus with this lovely Princess Lea style with a twist. Side buns forever!!!

 

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Althea by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Glam Affair – Mokatana skin – America 04 by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Scarf: .::[NerdMonkey] – [Winter Scarf Black] by Thanya Marabana (PeaceOnEarth Hunt)

Shirt: PARADISIS Skinny sweater : turtleneck cream by Ankhari Tammas

Jacket: ::{u.f.o}::buckle mustangtang – skyblue by Charming Meiler (@Collabor88)

Pants: coldLogic jeans – peck.06 by coldLogic

Boots: {Sleepy Eddy} Engineer Boots (White) by Metro Moonwall (@The Arcade)

 

Bastion:

Skin: Fruk Bennett by Chucky Hollack

Hat: / XIAJ / Zane Winter Hat (brown) by Superjaix

Scarf: KMADD Moda ~ Scarf ~ RIBBED by Maddox Dupont

Jacket: ::{u.f.o}::buckle mustangtang male black –  by Charming Meiler (@Collabor88)

Shirt: [Soren Jaakobs] Bremerton Shirt (no longer available)

Jeans: <kal rau> Casual Jeans by Kal Rau 

Boots: J’s Short Boots Red by JB Gasov

Style

I have never been one to embrace haute-couture. My take is if you can’t live regular life in what you’re wearing then what’s the point? When I saw this dress I was reminded of the Ralph Lauren commercial that has been playing on PBS lately, the one with flowey, drapey clothes that are only wearable by six-foot tall stick insects. The number or Ralph Lauren designs I have in RL is zero, but Harry Hyx’s Dazzle gown at Collabor88 makes me feel like I have a closet full of the stuff. Now excuse me while I go change for my polo match.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jemima – Blondes03 by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – Europa 08 by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Dress: ISON – dazzle gown- (wine) by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Ring: MG – Rings – Shanghai Daisy by Maxi Gossamer

Bag: Maitreya Leather Satchel * Mustard by Onyx Leshelle

Shoes: J’s Ankle Boots Square  (DarkBrown) by JB Gasov

Pose: Adorkable

Location: Manamiko Manor

Follow Me

One of Luna Jubilee’s new poses this week reminded me of a John Denver song that I have always loved.

Follow me, where I go
What I do and who I know
Make it part of you to be a part of me
Follow me, up and down
All the way and all around
Take my hand and say you’ll follow me

-Follow Me, John Denver

It’s one of the sweetest love songs I can think of. When Stewart came to help me with this photo he asked me if we were running off to Gretna Green, and given my musical musings that seemed a pretty appropriate place to run off to.

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I also wanted Stewart to wear one of the great kilts by Gocha Merlin at the Men’s Dept. this month. And finally, thanks to my dear Rudhmellowen Laguna and Hellbone Barbosa for providing our getaway vehicle…Stewart and I were able to run off in style!

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Stewart is wearing:

Hair: ::Exile:: AJ:Sable by Kavar Cleanslate
Skin: -Belleza- Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher
Jacket/Shirt: Opium Mesh Jacket Browns by Leonid Constantine
Kilt: !gO! Maccloy kilt with sporran by Gocha Merlin (@ Men’s Dept.)
Boots: :ENNA:MESH Men Boots Sand nnby Enna Flatley
Necklace: – .HoD. – Mercenary Men’s Necklace by Aydan Darcy

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: ::Exile:: Crazy in Love:Sable by Kavar Cleanslate
Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx – Sultry by Mochi Milena (group gift)
Sweater: PARADISIS Skinny sweater : noir by Ankhari Tammas
Jacket: Opium Mesh Female Biker Jacket XS Cobra by Leonid Constantine
Shorts: Kennedy’s Opium Mesh Female Biker Jacket Cobra by Kennedy Gearz
Rings: Fall from Grace Dark Rose ring *Black Diamonds*, Double Blade Steampunk Ring- Steel/Onyx by Vortex Hellman
Boots: J’s [Ladies] Studded Long boots (Black) by JB Gasov

Motorcycle: Hogs & Cart Wheels Extremo by Hellbone Barbosa
Pose Photo 2: !bang by Trieste Minuet 

And here’s the whole song if you are in the mood for sweetness and sentimentality.

One thought on “Follow Me

  1. Rudhmellowen

    Awww honey, that’s so romantic… You’re more than welcome with the Bike, it looks great and goes perfectly with your outfit hehe! You both look awesome, but question… Is Stewart doing it the real Scottish way? A Scotsman wears nothing under his kilt hehe!

The Long Winter

February is my least favorite month. It’s that last winter month before spring starts to slowly take over. It’s the shortest month of the year but always feels like the longest. It also happens to be the coldest month of the year where I live, so that doesn’t help. So like it or not, winter is not ready to take its leave yet, and we must find warmth and sunshine in our friends and those we love.

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There are some lovely designs available at two of my favorite events in SL this month, Collabor88 and the Men’s Dept. Stewart’s fashion patience was tried to the utmost for this one, but it was oh, so worth it! Stewart’s jacket and sweater are from this round of the Men’s Dept. My skin is yet another beautiful creation from Aida Ewing at Glam Affair, and my colorful accent ring is part of a fun set by Yummy’s Polyester Partridge. If you haven’t checked these events out lately be sure to pencil in a visit!

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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
Sweater and Coat: {Sleepy Eddy} Pea Coat by Metro Moonwall (@ Men’s Dept. Feb. 2013)
Jeans: L&B Mesh Jeans – Mens Smooth Black BootCut by Paul Lapointe
Boots: TonkTastic – 50’s Jump Boots by Tonk Tomcat

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: TRUTH< Cece – espresso by Truth Hawks
Skin: Glam Affair – Laurel 04 by Aida Ewing (@ Collabor88 Feb. 2013)
Ring: (Yummy) Caprice Ring – Color by Polyester Partridge (@ Collabor88 Feb. 2013)
Sweater: Izzie’s – Winter Sweater red by Izzie Button
Vest: PARADISIS Yoko Jacket : Cream by Ankhari Tammas 
Jeans: fri. – Designer Jean (Regular Wash) by Darling Monday (no longer available)
Socks: Gawk! Red Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon
Boots: J’s [Ladies] Studded Long boots brown by JB Gasov

Picture 1 Pose: !bang baciare by Trieste Minuet

House: POST- Hammars Stuga by Van Auster (Cold Winter Nights Hunt)

One thought on “The Long Winter

  1. Rudhmellowen

    So cute and snuggled up you both look… Lucky that Stewart will let you use him for guy fashion lol Hell tells me to go away with a withering look hehe!

Moonlight Sortie

There’s nothing like sledding on a bright, moonlit night. And Isla Gealach’s new Chilly Sled is made for moonlit nights!

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Con likes to keep me company and race me down the hill. My gorgeous warm socks are from Gawk! at the Frost Fair. And my bright, wind-reddened cheeks come from the amazing Tricky  Boucher of Belleza.

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Hair: TRUTH< Briony – cocoa by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Wynter skin by Tricky Boucher

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Tobacco by Ikon Innovia

Shirt: PARADISIS Skinny sweater : complete chocolat by Ankhari Tammas

Vest: PARADISIS Yoko Jacket : Cream by Ankhari Tammas

Jeans: *GF* Capri Jeans -indigo- by Cerberus Noel

Socks: Gawk! Fawn Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon (@ Frost Fair)

Boots: J’s [Ladies] Studded Long boots-(Brown) by JB Gasov

Dog: ZOOBY ULTIMATE GREAT DANE (Fawn Color) by Carrie Tatsu

Sled: Cheeky Pea Chilly Sled Rose by Isla Gealach (@Collabor88)

Love

In Spanish 2 today we were texting sentences to a web-based application that will then appear on the overhead screen as they are submitted. This was my favorite:

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The 9th graders can be unbelieveably frustrating, but sometimes they can be unbelievably adorable. And while I had to tell him that was the wrong “love” verb to use for his teacher, I assured him that I knew that he didn’t love me like that.

However, I can relate, because I do love this month’s item from Fanatik at FaMeshed like that. I love the combination of red and brown and the texture is beautiful.

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Hair: TRUTH< Lilia – cocoa by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Med 9 by Tricky Boucher

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Jewelled Owl – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

Dress: :FANATIK: Tweed dress with belt Brown by Michell Tomsen (@ FaMeshed)

Shoes: J’s Western Boots DarkBrown by JB Gasov

Cat: *SHOP SEU* 2prim anim cat -gray- grooming by seu Ahn

Location: Belle Bayou

Harvest

Just another gorgeous fall day outside, and my new mesh boots from JB Gasov are just make for walking around in it.

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Hair: .: vive nine :. Duchess Braid in Brunne (no longer available)

Skin: {.essences.} Rowena ~ Rosy Pale by Inka Mexicola (no longer available)

Sweater: coldLogic shirt – perdue.earth by coldLogic

Shorts: Sasheba’s Closet Blue ripped long jean shorts by Cudaboy Lockjaw

Boots: J’s Studded Long boots brown by JB Gasov

Dog: Photo Realistic 3D Sheep Dog by Simon UK

Location: Finlandia

One thought on “Harvest

  1. Alexandra

    what a nice dog ! and such a nice atmosphere too.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Cadmium Red

This week it was my pleasure to do a photo shoot with the great Maxi Gossamer. Most people know that she makes beautiful mesh jewelry but maybe they don’t know just how lovely a person she really is. Not to mention a total babe!!! Is this an SL supermodel I see before me?

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When I saw this color scheduled for the week of July 4th, I couldn’t resist a little patriotism…but why restrict it to just the U.S.A?  London is hosting the Olympics in just a few weeks, so we’re all about to get super patriotic! All that notwithstanding, we did take a little time to give each other a trans-atlantic stare-down.

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In addition to the great jewelry we are wearing, we both rock these completely cadmium red pants from Mesh It. And I just love the US flag themed nails from My Pretty Pixels.

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Congrats to Akayo and Inkie, who have won a hairstyle of their choice at Burley! For next week, I will give away a Maxi Gossamer mystery item that hasn’t been released yet…how’s that for suspense? At least you know that if it’s made by Maxi, it’s gonna be great!

Maxi is wearing:

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

Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Midnight Glacier, w1) by Arkesh Baral

Skin: Unique BabieDoll_M03 by Nany Merlin

Lips: {: luju ;} lipgloss – cherry by Luna Jubilee

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry

Top: Coeur de Pigeon Flag tube topUk by Gweltaz Sahara

Pants: :MeSH:iT: Bright Jeans Red by Pucci Weaver

Shoes: La2 Design – Ankle Boot Black and Red by Luxuria Demonista

Eliza is wearing:

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

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Dark Cerulean by Ikon Innovia

Skin: [HUSH] Grace – Fire – Cream by Hush Darkrose

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

Top: Coeur de Pigeon Mesh tube top US by Gweltaz Sahara

Pants: :MeSH:iT: Bright Jeans Red by Pucci Weaver

Shoes: J’s Lace Ribbon Sandals (Red) by JB Gasov

Bracelets: *League* Wanderer -Black- Bracelet by Nena Janus

Nails: – MPP 2012 – Scripted Nails – USA – Long Square by Morganeparis Parx

Pose: Glitterati

10 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Cadmium Red

  1. Nicandra Laval

    sure very very cute!!!!! and yes love those nails too and the lips of Luna 🙂 hehe

  2. inkie Loudwater

    Great styling of the both of you <3 very detailed

  3. Rudhmellowen

    YAYYYYYY Rocking the UK Flag. You both look great and the UK/US Stare down photo is brilliant, who won the staring contest though? It does give you a proud feeling being a Brit at the moment, for me it does anyway lol… What with the Jubilee and the Olympics, mind you I got a bit patriotic when I left the UK, never had been before. YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!! So excited to see the Maxi Gossamer Jewellery! YAY!

  4. Alexandra

    yeah for the transatlantic stare down. Maxi’s creations totally rocks. And thank you , by the way, for the gift last week. I would comment without the gift, but it was a pleasure , indeed. I myself am popping over to UK the exact day the Olympics start, I had forgotten everything about the dates. But still very easy and cheap! to get the flight ticket

  5. Ayla Qinan

    Love your pics, fantastic! <3

  6. YvetteDonner

    You both look AMAZING! Those red pants are real eye-openers, and I love the trans-Atlantic theme 🙂

  7. ~Caroline

    Perfect redness!! The detailed styling is superb, Eliza.

  8. Anichka Savira

    I love this post! Such a cute look and I love both of you wearing your flags!

  9. Laura Streeter

    Aw I totally love your looks matched across the ocean! The tops and pants are great and the nails is where I always get mine.. Time to go see what Morgane has come up with!
    ♥Lau

  10. Ygrey Auer

    Muy patriótico, preciosa en cadmium.

Favorites

Sometimes you come across an outfit that just makes you feel perfect. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, there is that one, incandescently happy moment. That happened to me when I put on Barbra Kungler’s new Marina dress. The perfectly rendered design and flawless fit put this one straight into my favorite dresses of all time folder.

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And it’s just as perfect from the back:

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You’ve probably noticed my amazing wedge sandals from JB Gasov. I am so happy to see J move into mesh shoes and these are feminine and delicate and the perfect companion to my favorite dress.

My hair is the D!iva contribution to this month’s Collabor88. A good updo is so hard to find, and this one is great and fit perfectly right out of the box. Here’s to those perfect moments!

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Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Sayaka2” (Type A)(Onyx) by Marisa Kira (@Collabor88)

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Viridian, w3) by Arkesh Baral

Skin: HUIT-Olga3 by Mikoto Lisa

Jewelry: MG – Roho Silver by Maxi Gossamer

Dress: (Kunglers) Marina dress mint by Barbra Kungler

Shoes: J’s Espadrille Laceup (Blue) by JB Gasov

Poses: fri.day

Location: Las Lagunas