A Really Big Fireplace

There are two dreams I have always had…the first is to have a really, really big bathtub, and the other is to have a great big fireplace that you can cook stuff in. I haven’t realized either dream yet in RL, and as far as fireplaces go, it’s probably never gonna happen. So imagine my happiness to find this great little mesh cottage from Post as part of the Cold Winter Nights hunt. And it has a fireplace to please my pyromaniac heart!

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Hair: Burley Pippa Dark Brown by Bella Earst
Skin: [HUSH] Natalie – Passion – Cream by Hush Darkrose
Jacket: Lenox 1986 Women’s Hoody Grey by Leviathan Flux (@ FaMeshed)
Tank: [W&B] Hykova Buttoned Tank TOBACCO by Twiggy Whippet
Jeans: J.H. Couture *Anika* (MESH) Skinny Jeans by Jada Humby
Bracelets: BoHo HoBo Friendship Bracelets by Trill Zapatero (group gift)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands by Siddean Munro
Feet: [Gos] Barefoot – Flat by Gospel Voom
House: POST: Hammars Stuga by Van Auster (Cold Winter Nights Hunt)

Worth The Wait

There has been a lot to look forward to in SL lately and is it ever welcome news! There has been a lot of buzz around the opening of the mesh collaboration store coldLogic. The items I have seen so far show a lot of style and artistry. I’d probably wear all of it in RL. Just look at the edges and stitching on the pants! I don’t even have a great graphics card, but there’s not a hint of a jagged edge or blurred seam anywhere. I actually had people stop me and ask where they could get them.

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Another big release this week was the opening of Ikon Innovia’s new store with a new line of eyes. I’m pretty sure every girl on the grid was waiting for this release with bated breath (and probably not a few guys). Utopia is noticeably different from the Sunrise line, with subtle coloring and a slightly striated reflection that gives them a bit of a geometric cast. However, they retain all the life and luminosity that made us fall in love with Ikon’s work in the first place. Perfectly, perfectly lovely. And Ikon is really one of the nicest guys I ever met in SL. What’s not to love?

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Hair: ::Exile:: Opal:Swiss by Kavar Cleanslate

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Gray-Green (S) by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Vincenca Rosca Gleaming String by Vincenca Rosca (@ Designer Circle)

Jacket: J.H. Couture *Tiffany* Belted Knit Jacket (MESH) S (TOFFEE) by Jada Humby

Pants: coldLogic trouser – cooper.camel by Damien Fate, Janie Marlowe, and Zyrra Falcone

Bag: Maitreya Leather Satchel * Mustard by Onyx Leshelle

Shoes: Shiny Things Zimmy Flats – brown by Fallingwater Cellardoor

Complicated

Maybe my fellow bloggers will understand me on this one, but sometimes taking photos in SL is magical and everything comes together beautifully. Other times it takes forever trying to get everything work right. Today was one of the latter instances. But, in the end, the outfit was chosen, the location found, and photos taken. I couldn’t help but feel better wearing these great mesh boots from Leverocci. My skirt today is a lovely combination of mesh awesomeness and detailed artistry from Leezu Baxter.

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And as the big love day approaches, we are starting to see a lot of Valentine’s-themed items. This gorgeous necklace is not necessarily for Valentines Day, but it fits the theme.

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Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Salwa V2 Hair/Chocolate by Catwa Clip

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bronze (S) by Ikon Innovia

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

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Key To My Heart – Ruby Red by Maxi Gossamer

Sweater: J.H. Couture *Lucia* Turleneck collar (COGNAC) by Jada Humby

Skirt: Nuage MESH Skirt S /art nouvelle by LeeZu Baxter

Boots: Leverocci – Nappa Leather Boot Caramel by Jin Elfan

Mesh Madness

I discovered a mesh treasure-trove at Ever An’Angel this week and have been having all kinds of good time wearing multiple mesh items at once. This beautiful jacket from Ever Courtois  and denim skirt from Jada Humby are perfect for the crisp outdoor weather.

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Today I am wearing the beautiful Eliza skin from Apple May. With its smooth tone and rosy cheeks, it is one of my favorite skins to date—and not just because of the name! Two of the best things about Apple May skins are the realistic flush and facial color variation that are present in every skin I have purchased. Love, love, love.

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Hair: TRUTH< Petra w/Roots – treacle by Truth Hawks

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

Skin: (AMD) Eliza – Carmel by Apple May

Scarf: Color.Me.H.O.F Statement Scarf Vintage by Fashionboi Landar

Jacket: Ever An’ Angel *MESH* Velvet Jacket – Maple Reg by Ever Courtois

Skirt:  J.H. Couture *Christina* (MESH) Mini Skirt (NIGHTBLUE) by Jada Humby

Tights: NoaR Leggings *leaf 2 by Noan Kurka

Boots: {mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots Chestnut by Elle Spot

Earrings: EarthStones Falling Leaves Earrings – Autumn by Abraxxa Anatine

Purse: LOORDES OF LONDON-desert sands handbag #2-burnished by Coleen Macarthur (at Designer Circle)

One thought on “Mesh Madness

  1. gilliangalicia

    Ohhh, stunning! I love that the skin has your name? An accident? I don’t think so!

H is for Hiatus

There has been a considerable slow-down on my blog of late, and it’s probably time to address it. After considerable thought I have decided to take a break from blogging. Luna Jubilee’s  new color challenge starts up in January, and I am looking forward to that. However, due to both RL and SL reasons I need some time away. That is not to say that I will not blog at all, but it will not be as frequent. I can still be reached at elizaquixote@gmail.com, or feel free to say hello in-world.

So with that being said, here is H. A great letter for many things: H is for great words like home, heaven, hideaway, helpfulness, and holiday. For honey, hummingbird and honesty. For heartbreak. I could go on, but H is not the shortest section in the dictionary, so I will let it go at that.

À tout à l’heure, friends.

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One thought on “H is for Hiatus

  1. gilliangalicia

    Wishing you much relaxation and rejuvenation!

Hideaway

My mother used to need to get away at times for a few days and just be by herself. (Well, if you had eight kids you would too!) Thank goodness I have a dad who understood completely and gave her the time she needed. I have nothing like her excuse, but I have inherited the desire to go away sometimes where there is no one around but me so that I can deal with my own thoughts. Usually this urge occurs in the fall and heading towards winter. Although with this winter storm that hit the East Coast this weekend, it seems like we have skipped autumn and jumped straight to winter. Maybe it is a hibernation instinct. And I never actually get to go away and be by myself, but I can imagine, right?

Well today I was wandering around looking for empty autumny places and found the perfect retreat at Totem Flow’s Autumn Hideaway. Totem has combined some gorgeous landscaping with charming decorative detail. I wanted to move in immediately—or at least curl up and stay awhile!

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The adorable cottage is from the talented Winter Thorn and I have to confess I went out and bought it immediately. I may have to create my own little hidey-hole somewhere. For the past few days I have been wearing the beautiful new Tekla skin from LAQ and it is becoming one of my favorites. My vibrantly colored sweater is a recent mesh release from Jada Humby.

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Hair: ::Exile:: Cady:Roots-Swiss by Kavar Cleanslate

Eyes: Shine Monet Terra by Brandy Rasmuson

Skin: LAQ ~ Tekla [Peach] 04 by Mallory Cowen

Earrings: BC Gold Dangle Earrings by JaneDark Miles

Scarf: JANE – loop de loop scarf.yw gold by Janie Marlowe

Sweater: J.H. Couture *Maja* Zipper Sweater MESH (STRIPES RED/BROWN) by Jada Humby

Jeans: Zaara : Jeans *moss* (jewelled) by Zaara Kohime

Boots: [BUKKA}knit boots by Yano Hyun

Cottage: {what next} Pineknot Cabin by Winter Thorn

Location: Autumn Hideaway by Totem Flow

Poetic Nonsense

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
-William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130

This sonnet was always very dear to me because I imagine the lady Shakespeare describes as being a lot like many average women out there—not the most beautiful or amazing looking woman in the world (or even in the neighborhood!). However, his love for her makes her beautiful to him regardless of how the outward body appears. Nonsense? Perhaps, but comforting nonsense, in any case. And there are those for whom it also happens to be true, the lucky ducks!

Lano Ling released the second generation of his classic eyes recently and they are beauties! One thing I love about Lano’s style is the color blending. Look closely and check out the variegated colors within the eye. Another new release is my adorable smocked top from Acid & Maia—so perfect for these lengthening days in the northern hemisphere!

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Jewelry: Mariposa: Simplicity: Purple (no longer available)

Hair: TRUTH< Kalia – espresso

Bracelet left: Zibska Sy ~ Cuff  Full Bright

Bracelet right: (Kunglers) crystal pink

Shirt: .:A&M:. Smocked Dress – Purple

Shoes: Jada Humby Couture *Sugar* wedge Sandals

Eyes: poetic colors classic – early coffee (m) bright

Shorts: Zibska Inna ~ Eggshell ~ Shorts

Phoenix Rising

Phonix Rising is having a gigantic sale right now, and most items are on sale for only 25L. Seriously, get over there.

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Bracelet 1: . Legit . steampunk bracelet – Blue

Bracelet 2: *JD*BRACELET INKA  blue left

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Blue (ML)

Shorts: -Phoenix Rising- Mia Shorts (Tan)

Top: -Phoenix Rising- Oda Ruffle Top (Royal)

Hair: A&A Ninifee Hair Cinnamon

Shoes: J.H. Couture *Sugar* wedge sandals (WHITE)

Necklace: NHA! Necklace Meredith