Loneliness

You keep me here
Like a cancelled flight
An empty train
Running through the night
An orphan child,
A broken shoe,
And I’m still down here
Lookin’ out for you

Loneliness, Annie Lennox

 

Hair: eXxEsS : JEZINKA by Layja Vidor

Skin: LAQ Mirabelle by Mallory Cowen

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Jewelry: Gossamer  Arabella Wild Pearls by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Dress: Baiastice_Ayla Dress-Sand by Sissy Pessoa (@Fameshed)

Pose: Di’s Opera Silent Line Pose 10 by Di Hoorenbeek

2 thoughts on “Loneliness

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  2. Rory

    Problem with this blog post, it features a beautiful outfit on a beautiful lady, the photography is excellent, Annie Lennox is one of my favourite singers but that track surely was not the best choice, “Loneliness” definitely not for the lady in the blog photo.

    I am positive http://tinyurl.com/ne7qc4x is perfect for the lady.

Believe

Our holiday show this year includes a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg. Since the chorus is mostly background to the reading, it can be a bit of a snooze-fest, but there is a lovely schmaltzy part at the end that goes like this:

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that’s playing
There’s no time to waste
There’s so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly

You have everything you need
If you just believe

-Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Melita by Truth Hawks

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

Tank: (CM) Layered Tank (pink/blue) by Cracked Mirror

Pants: :FANATIK: Leather leggings White by Funatik

House: LAQ Decor ~ Picturesque Cottage by Winter DiPrima

Table: *Holiday* Console Table by Carlotta Ceawlin (Peace On Earth Hunt)

Tree: *Kismet* Snowflake Tree (decorated) for POE6 by Cierra Anatine (Peace On Earth Hunt)

Candle: Winter Candle for POE 6 by Clowey Greenwood (Peace On Earth Hunt)

Wall Art: {what next} Mixed Wintry Prints by FrankLee Anatra

Pose: Amacci by Carina Larsen

Autumn Home

I’ve been having a wonderful time landscaping and decking out a friend’s sim for the autumn season. While there is more variety than ever for high-quality autumn landscaping items, I would love to see even more of this type of thing in SL. Maple trees would be especially appreciated! Goodness knows if I had an inkling of creative talent it would be all about the plants! Cory Edo’s Rustic Cabin brings in some wonderful colors to complement the landscape.

I used about a million different trees and plants so I am not listing specifics here. However, if you have a question about where I got a particular item, please feel free to IM me in world or email me at elizaquixote@gmail.com. I’d be happy to give you the details.

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House: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Cabin by Cory Edo

Trees: We’re Closed, Fiddler’s Green, Teddy Jr, Landscaping by Felix, 3D, LAQ Decor

Shrubs: We’re Closed, Botanical, Kidd Grass, Architech Designs, Frogs Garden (Ivy on house)

Grass: We’re Closed, Kidd Grass

Deck: Sunbathing PIER MESH by Virtual Nature

Heading Home

I have been thinking over my life recently and have come to the conclusion that I have a pretty great one. Most of this revolves around my husband. My very favorite thing in life is going home to him at the end of each day, and knowing that once I get there everything will be good and right. Oh, we have stresses and tough times and disappointments just like everyone does, and I don’t think there is any life that doesn’t have some of that . And we both have our individual interests, pursuits and struggles. But even with all of that, I know he’s going to be there when I get home. My dog knows this too, and her conniption fit of ecstasy when I say “Let’s go home and see Papi!” makes it pretty clear she’s smitten, as well.

 

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Renata by Truth Hawks

Sweater: Tee*fy Turtle Neck Basic Sweater Pumpkin by Azure Electricteeth (@Collabor88)

Jeans: *OC* Gold Stich jeans – dark denim by Elettra Gaussman

Shoes: -Entente- Sentier Boots by Entente baudouin

Basket: Old World Basket with mushrooms by Katrina Kristan

Dog: Photo Realistic 3D Sheep Dog by Simon UK

Trees: Trompe L’Oeil, Botanical, LAQ, TeddyJr, Fiddler’s Green, We’re Closed

Grass: Zigana, We’re Closed

Terrif-Nic

I was privileged to be able to take some pictures with one of the loveliest bloggers on the grid, Nicandra Laval of The SL Fashionista. I first came to know Nic during Luna Jubilee’s color challenge, but since then we have had to get to know each other in different ways! One thing I appreciate about Nic is that she is very perceptive to people’s moods; she gets after me when I post things that look sad or unhappy and pesters me until I get happy again. Nic is always so complimentary of everyone’s different styles, but she has a delightful style of her own. Here she is in her own small home:

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Nic likes to travel around the grid and find interesting places to take her pictures, so in order to showcase her properly I went in search of a new place. I found it at a sim aptly called 2304 RAIN, since it is truly a downpour no matter where you go. Another thing that Nic does regularly is feature items that are free or very low cost. I learned just how hard this is to do! For my own look I restricted myself to items I already own, or items that were free or under 100L.

Nic came prepared with her coat and boots, but I was very foolish in my footwear choice!

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I had to add this picture just because it was funny, as if Nic is standing there saying “Seriously, Eliza, what a DORK!”:

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It just goes to show you you don’t necessarily need faces to tell stories. We also had technical difficulties so we had to do a little photoshopping to get our last photo, but how I loved sharing smiles with Nic today.

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Nic is wearing:

Hair: Hinako at The Gallery Gift Shop – :: HINAKO Hair::nako Black by hinako

Eyes: IKON Sunrise Eyes Black by Ikon Innovia

Jacket: Ydea – *Ydea* Belted jacket beige ( NEW) by Emy Burt

Skirt: **DP**Yumyum wonderhul pants of monday by toraji Voom

Boots: *COCO*_StretchLeatherBoots_Black by cocoro Lemon

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Truth Pandora Night by Truth Hawks

Skin: LAQ ~ Lacie2 Fair by Mallory Cowen

Necklace: **RE** Christmas pearls necklace by crashnoww (free)

Shirt:*elymode* Cyd’s Long Sleeve – white by Elysium Elide

Corset: Cinched Sade Underbust Corset Medium-Red by Cinched

Skirt/Pants: coldLogic pants – sheldon.berry by coldLogic

Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal – Red Glitter by Gospel Voom (group gift)

Poses: LISP, !bang

2 thoughts on “Terrif-Nic

  1. Rudhmellowen

    Awwww such a cute and very accurate summary of Nic… I love the dork pictures LOL you should have been better in wellies?! But that last picture of the two of you is gorgeous!

  2. Nicandra Laval

    Oooh so sweet..the pictures you made and the very sweet comment. Big smile here in rl..thanks for all Eliza, Nic

Event Horizon

There are some great events going on now or coming up soon and some great items to be found. This round of Collabor88 has been one of my favorites…mostly due to my fabulous shirt from The Sea Hole and the fantastic Amargosa boots from Schadenfreude.

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My gorgeous necklace today is from Noah Bodenhall of Divinity. It’s available at this round of the Designer Circle.

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And coming up on November 15th is the Around the World event. Luna Jubilee has cranked out yet another set of great poses so make sure you mark your calendars!

Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Gamo”  Black 1 by Kuranosuke Kamachi

Skin: LAQ ~ Essential Elle – Tone 2.0 by Mallory Cowen

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Storm by Ikon Innovia

Vest: May’s Soul *Tentacio* Hippy, again? Vest brown by May Tolsen

Shirt: The Sea Hole – Painted Desert Bodysuit – Desert Sky by Drinkinstein Sorbet (@Collabor88)

Pants: JANE – 27 jeans.dirty by Janie Marlowe

Boots: Schadenfreude Amargosa Boots by Allegory Malaprop (@Collabor88)

Necklace: + Divinity + Feline Necklace by Noah Bodenhall (@Designer Circle)

Poses: !Bang mini series Strength by Luna Jubilee (coming up at Around the World)

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Bittersweet

 

I am not sure I am the best person to showcase the new Saga skin from LAQ. But here it is! I will give one away next week. And since I skipped last week, I will also give away a pair of my awesome espadrilles from Katatonic.

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Credits coming tomorrow!

6 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Bittersweet

  1. Nicandra Laval

    Oh Eliza i think that skin looks very beautiful on you. I am a big LAQ skin fan. So may be i am prejudiced.I am always wearing my LAQ skin,unless i am showing another free skin on my blog.

  2. Rudhmellowen

    This casual look seems perfect on you for the autumn!

  3. Ygrey Auer

    I’m wearing those espadrilles this week :p Love the skin on you.

  4. Anichka Savira

    I love your outfit. That hair, however, is my favorite thing about your look. It’s gorgeous on you!

  5. samayalin

    I’m usually not a fan of LAQ skins, but you look absolutely lovely in it 🙂 And I love that hair!

  6. Jennifer Koch

    You look great, where is the hair from?

Hair Fair 2012: Water

I will probably be doing a couple more Hair Fair posts later this week, but for now I have done enough damage to my monthly Linden budget!!! That being said, here are my top five from the Water sim at Hair Fair. As I have said before, these are only a few of many, many more styles that you will find at Hair Fair. All of these can be found on the Water sim.

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+LALA Moon+ Alpha Plus (Black) by Ruru Nagy

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.:EMO-tions:. * PHILLIS* / darkbrown by Mirja Mills

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/Wasabi Pills/ Zoey Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon

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Analog Dog pornado raw umber1 by Queue Marlowe

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:esk-imo: Hair _ Fraya _BLK 04 by Ziekling Bunnyhug

Scripting Shenanigans

Maxi Gossamer has created a lovely design for the Chic2 event. The new Lost Eden Sun pendant is not only  beautiful—it also contains a cosmic mystery!

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The pendant comes with a color change script, and herein lies the mystery. When I tried to change the color, nothing happened when I clicked on the pendant. Maxi worked through quite a bit of consternation trying to figure out what was going on. Well Maxi came back the next day and said, “stand with open sky behind you.”

???

Well okay.

So I did, and voila, color change success!

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As Maxi said, it’s a Sun pendant, so sunlight must be necessary. Is this the first step in SL prim evolution? The first prim intelligence? Who knows? Make sure you visit the Chic2 event to pick up this baffling beauty!

Also new to love this week at Vero Modero is the Desire dress. This great dress, designed for Vero Modero by Cuba Avedon of Shey, has a HUD with 10 different dress textures or an option to color the dress any color you like. You can see which one I chose!

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And to set it all off I hung around the interior of Winter DiPrima’s lovely Quaint Cottage. Now I am going to go play with my color change necklace some more!

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Hair: *Dura-Girl*36(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue

Skin: {.essences.} Rowena – new ~ Rosy Pale by Inka Mexicola

Necklace: MG Necklace – Eden Sun Pendant – Long by Maxi Gossamer

Dress: Vero Modero Desire Exclusive by Cuba Avedon

Shoes: – uRbAn GiRl – Mesh Ballet Flats (red) by Zara Yip

House: LAQ Decor ~ Quaint Cottage by Winter DiPrima

Poses: Bounce This, HopScotch

Yard Work

I live in a very populated urban area so I don’t actually have a yard. It’s a dream of mine for someday, along with being able to look out my windows and not see a bar. For now I content myself with a potted blueberry bush on the stairs outside my door.

I indulge my need for isolated housing in SL. This cute mesh cottage from LAQ fit the bill perfectly, with it’s old world charm and lovely textures. It also comes with some potted flowers, which is really the only kind I know about.

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I am wearing all kinds of mesh goodness today—my soft, comfortable pants are new from Zara Yip at Pirate Arts. Perfect for gardening and for relaxing with my big boy Con!

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I also love the new Seraphina necklace from Maxi Gossamer. Particularly impressive are the small details on the pendant reminiscent of astrological signs or bodies. I’ll pay court to all of them if they will make my flowers grow!

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Hair: .ploom. London – Browns by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Skin: [HUSH] Melody – CharcoalPink – Cream by Hush Darkrose

Necklace: MG Necklace – Amulet Seraphina – Long – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer

Shirt: [PO] Bendet Top – white by London Dailey

Pants: Pirate Arts MESH ankle CHICA pants black by Zara Yip

Shoes: – uRbAn GiRl – Mesh Ballet Flat shoes by Lika Meili

House: LAQ Quaint Cottage (mesh) by Winter DiPrima