52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Iron

First things first: Thanks to everyone who commented last week–the lucky giveaway winners are (drum roll…..):

  1. Ygrey Auer
  2. Lashae Karsin
  3. Nicandra Laval

Congratulations ladies! Watch for your gift in-world! And for everyone else, keep on reading because I had so much fun with this I have decided to make it a weekly color-challenge event!

Now, however, we move on to Iron. There were so many ideas that came to mind–Iron Man, ironing, wrought iron, Iron Maiden (yikes!)…why don’t we just stop there! What stuck in my head most though was a song I sang in college, and it is pretty appropriate for the kind of weather we are having lately in my neck of the woods:

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

-Christina Rosetti, Gustav Holst

So what did I do? I grabbed my friend Caroline and we took to the snow, I in my ultra-chic jacket from Sascha Frangili and Caroline in a beautiful jewelry set from Endra Graves and one of this week’s color challenge offerings from Rezzie Luckstone:

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So now for the giveaway…it will be the same as last week, you’ll have until Friday, January 27th at 11pm SLT to make a comment on this post. Winners will receive the Maggie Set from Artistry by E, beautifully modeled by Caroline. This week I will randomly draw two names from the list of comments. Now, I am not going to do jewelry every time, there will be other items in the future as well (guys, I am keeping you in mind!), but the talented Endra Graves has generously agreed to be my giver this week.

And even though we are past the Christmas season, if you are feeling like reliving the season a bit, here are two versions of “In The Bleak Midwinter”, the first by the great Annie Lennox and the second more traditional version from the Gloucester Cathedral Choir:

 

Eliza:

Hair: **Pocket Mirrors** Dilara Updo Dark Brown by Alair Cortes

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Grey (S) by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: MG Necklace – Silver Twin Hearts – Medium by Maxi Gossamer

Jacket: SAS – Tali Silver Jacket by Sascha Frangili

Top: Rezipsa Loc  Dress Dark Iron by Rezzie Luckstone

Pants: **GizzA** Flax Pants Female [Grey] by Giz Seorn

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Esprit-Xtd Noir by Onyx Leshelle

Nails: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Iron Nails by RezIpsa Luckstone

Caroline:

Hair: EMO-tions Carmen  Blonde by Mirja Mills

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Eyes Warm Silver by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: Artistry by E Maggie Set Silver by Endra Graves

Dress: Rezipsa Loc  Dress Dark Iron by RezIpsa Luckstone

15 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Iron

  1. Anichka Savira

    Very pretty!

  2. Bourbon Zenovka

    I love how your coat looks fun and festive, without using color at all! Love your look:)

  3. Simply Dou

    Very nice!

  4. Trixie

    I love the silver twins heart necklace.. it looks like a necklace I use to have in RL.

  5. Laila Laperriere

    What could be better than one classy lady, how about two? =)

    You both are lovely. Great post, and I love Annie to!

  6. Lashae Karsin

    Absolutely stunning!! I really love the hair used in the first picture. …And thank you!!! =)

  7. Ygrey Auer

    Classy! Iron becomes glamorous!
    Thanks for the gift. Son preciosos!!!!!

  8. Alexandra

    Wonderful idea and beautiful result. Indeed, no prizes necessary for us to praise you :-).
    But thanks for the extra element of fun in our weeks of colour

  9. mscrankypants

    I think iron is going to be one of my favourite weeks already — two great looks there.

    Hey, it’s Jasmine Ballinger, working around a stupid WordPress/Blogger communication issue.

  10. Madison

    It is wonderful to see how not really wearing a lot of color still makes you look fabulous. Love the hair on Caroline!!! Running over to Emo-tions to get it!!! See ya!!!

  11. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw they’re both adorable but I just love your first pic!

  12. The Uncommon Muse

    you both look stunning!!

  13. Nicandra Laval

    Hi Eliza..i was honoured to get a present for my comment..thanks so much!! Now about this look: I love the first picture the most. It is as if the lace at the end of the arms could be made of iron. Your fresh look and all the grey tones and the pose makes it a great look .. compliments ..bye bye Nic

  14. Sama Yalin

    Beautiful pictures and two beautiful ladies.
    It’s a good thing you guys didn’t do the Iron Maiden option…

  15. ♪ Guenevere ♪

    Gorgeous photos! The background for each is the perfect complement to the outfits.

Diva-ish

So when I was young I wanted to be an opera singer. The full-on, high-E-singing, Viking-helmet-wearing opera singer. I did manage to get to the point where I did sing in a few operas, but my life took another path and my musical aspirations have become a side activity. It is great to still participate in music making, even if it is just in the background. All this reminiscing came about when I received this beautiful gown named ‘Opera’ from Kiera Seda at Secret Rose. So I just had to go out and find myself a stage where I could wear it!

 

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I also got into the Hair Fair after three days of trying! Who knows when I’ll be able to get in again, but I did love this new style from Pocket Mirrors. Very diva-esque! Hopefully there will be more where this came from!

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Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Incan Gold (ML)

Earrings: Lazuri Sanaa Earrings (on Marketplace)

Choker and Wrist Cuff: ::MOOD:: Eleganza Floreale Scarlatto

Hair:**Pocket Mirrors** Nastassja Updo Charcoal

Dress: S.R. Opera

Sascha’s and Pocket Mirrors

Sascha Frangilli released Raphaella this week, and the ensemble has all the beauty and quality that we have all come to take for granted when the Queen puts her hand to the drawing table! In an additional stroke of genius, Sascha put together a selection of colored jackets that can be worn with the Raphaella dress or with whatever coordinates you like. If you happen to be at Sascha’s, chances are you won’t have to look far.

I also wanted to showcase two items that are being offered at special events in SL right now. First of all, Mallory Cowen has released Maria, another of her luminous glow skins. Maria is available only at the Project Fur Japan event. Also released recently is the Brooke hairstyle by Alair Cortes for Pocket Mirrors. A good updo in SL is hard to find and this one inspired me to go blonde. Two years in SL, my friends, and today I am a blonde for the first time! Now that’s inspiration! This style can only be found at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser, which only runs through April 10th, so hurry over while there is still time!

 

Dress: SAS – Raphaella Black

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Steel Blue (ML)

Skin: LAQ ~ Maria – 02 [Fair] Glow skin (available at Project Fur Japan)

Hair: **Pocket Mirrors** Brooke Updo Light Blonde (available at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser)

Hairbase Tattoo: LAQ ~ [Peach] Blonde Hairbase + Eyebrows

Shoes: *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” black

Pants and Belt: SAS – Izzy Black Pants and Belt