O Music hast thou only heard
The laughing river, the singing bird,
The murmuring wind in the poplar-trees,–
Nothing but Nature’s melodies?
Nay, thou hearest all her tones,
As a Queen must hear!
Sounds of wrath and fear,
Mutterings, shouts, and moans,
Madness, tumult, and despair,
All she has that shakes the air
With voices fierce and wild!
Thou art a Queen and not a dreaming child,–
Put on thy crown and let us hear thee reign
Triumphant in a world of storm and strain!
I always liked this verse about music. It seems to apply to all kinds of music and sound, whether you are a classical musician or a head-banging metalhead. About a month ago Jamman released this beautiful music-themed set. I have worn it several times since then. One of Jamman’s specialties is his tiny, detailed prim work.
The necklace is available individually but there are also earrings, a bracelet and a belly piercing available.
Hair: TRUTH< Brit – espresso by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia
Jewelry: Music chain Neclace silver By Jamman
Shirt: coldLogic top – hache.cocoa by Damien Fate, Janie Marlowe and Zyrra Falcone
Pose: Olive Juice
With all the holiday hoopla, the color challenge starting again, and oh yes, work in RL, there are quite a few items that I love but just haven’t gotten to yet. One of them is this beautiful gown from Meiling. I am always pleasantly surprised at the variety of styles Meiling makes available. This one, called Club 51, mixes just the right amount of casual sexiness with elegance, with its long flexi skirt and adorable back-tie.
When I think of elegant places in SL, the lovely, sun-drenched Solaria always comes to mind. I haven’t found a bad angle there yet, it’s totally and completely picturesque. And a kind gentleman I ran into today told me there are even underwater ruins—another delightful surprise! So if you haven’t checked this beautiful sim out yet, put it on your list. It is a rental area so please be respectful of the residents.
Hair: Exile:: Colette:Roots-Pecan by Kavar Cleanslate
Dress: Meiling Club 51 Sexy Dress by Meiling Couturier
Necklace & Earrings: Gossamer Silver Twin Hearts by Maxi Gossamer
Bracelet: Bracelet Music silver by Jamman
It’s been a great week for new releases and a couple of them have been of the ocular variety. Eyes are hard to make well, especially if you want them to be at all realistic-looking. I look at some of my snapshots from my first days in SL and I look like Cruella Daville much of the time—psycho crazy eyes. In this SL day and age there are a lot more options—some uncannily beautiful. Now Agnes Finney has gotten onto the eye bandwagon and she has recently released some lovely designs, which should come as a surprise to no one who knows Agnes’ work. My friend Isabelle was gracious enough to model them for me.
Isabelle is also the embodiment of grace in this timeless classic from Carisma Creations.
Hair: Analog Dog gala paprika by Queue Marlowe
Eyes: Agnes Beaute_Eyes_Gentle Grace (M) by Agnes Finney
Necklace: Single heart letter gold chain Necklace V By Jamman
Dress: Carisma Creations Fairy Dress Sky by Antonin1
Earrings: Gossamer Earring-Shell-Teardrop-Peacock Eye by Maxi Gossamer (Marketplace)
Bracelets: Gossamer Boho Bangles – Gold and Lapis Lazuli by Maxi Gossamer (Marketplace)
Location: Welsh Rainbow
My friend Isabelle was good enough to help me show this gorgeous gown today. Paris Metro is running a special now offering three gowns in three locations for three days—each at 300L. It is available in three colors–this one is called Arabian Magic Santorini Blue. You’ll find the landmarks below, but I’ll leave you to find out what the other two lovely colors are!
Another great new release is this gold heart locket by Jamman. The letter on the locket can be changed to whatever letter you like. It also comes in a double heart version for those of you who like your honey’s initials right next to yours!
Hair: [LeLutka]-QCX hair – Sookie by Thora Charron
Skin: Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Deep Azure (S) by Ikon Innovia
Necklace: Single heart letter gold chain Neclace V by Jamman Resident
Dress: Paris Metro Couture: Arabian Magic Santorini Blue by RFB Morpork
Other gown LM’s:
Four Seasons Plaza
Location: Saudi Arabia
So here’s an end of roaming
On eves when autumn nighs:
The ear too fondly listens
For summer’s parting sighs,
And then the heart replies.
-A.E. Housman, Last Poems, XXXIX
This crisp and lovely jacket from PHILO pushed my mood even more firmly in the direction of the end of summer—the sea-like color, however, reminds me that the end has not come yet! And since I was thinking of things passed and things to come, I chose to wear Jamman’s Zodiac sign necklace. I show my own sign, Leo, here, but if I wanted to be an Aries or whatever the necklace includes all the signs of the zodiac.
The new cycle began today at the Designer’s Circle and I am wearing two of the new offerings today—first my pants from a new outfit called Dina from Crank Design, and my bag from the supremely talented JaneDark Miles at Beauty Code. The bag is available in black and white, for 5oL. I actually used the white version in a post a while back, you can see it here.
Bracelet: Indy & Co.: Adele Bangles
Earrings: Finesmith Noga*
Jacket: PHILO – Sarah Jacket – Seahorse*
Necklace: Jamman Zodiac chain Necklace with sign changer*
Hair: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Bella Hair Dark Brown
Pants: Crank Design Dina Pants (Designer’s Circle)*
Bag: Beauty Code Bag black (Designer’s Circle)*
Shoes: H.E.D. Basic Flats Black
Location: brb mainstore, Ephant
*Review copy provided by designer
There’s a lot of virtual space in SL. Many folks get to where the other folks are as fast as they can. Others have a few close friends. Still there are those who spend most of their time in SL alone. The isolationists would love this beautiful sim by Naiman Broome, where I saw not one person from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. A perfect place to wander around and enjoy the sand and waves. (There is a lot more than just plain sand there, I promise!)
Jamman is a fairly new jewelry designer on the grid and I like the originality and style of his designs. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next!
Dress: DeetaleZ white dress wet
Bikini: *GF* Floral Bikini -green-
Hair: .:ARI:. Messy blacks
Eyes: pc classic – rain at the beach (m) bright
Jewelry: Jamman Double Pendant-green
Location: Las Olas Azules