La Muerta

I sometimes think that of all the people in the world, the Mexicans are the ones who really get death right. They are not afraid of it, and it is a constant part of their lives. Deceased loved ones are even celebrated on certain occasions. One of my favorite Mexican traditions is the decoration of sugar skulls, or calaveras. Zara Yip brings this tradition to life with her beautiful face tattoo called “La Muerta”. This round of FLUX has all manner of items for the Day of the Dead, and one of my favorites were the Death’s Devotion eyes from the Stringer Mausoleum. I edited them a bit to let my regular eye come through the middle of the flower. I chose one of Truth Hawks’ newest designs in white to give our not-so-dead girl a more ghostly feel.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Stephania by Truth Hawks

Skin: Corvus : Malice Skin Pale by Lori Stanton

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Black by Ikon Innovia

Earrings: Allure Mirror – earring skull by Roze Clary

Flowers: *TSM* Death’s Devotion Eyes – Basic 5 – Romance by Helena Stringer (@FLUX)

Tattoo: =PIA=La Muerta face tattoo by Zara Yip

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