Damiani

Pompeja Rossini’s latest skin is called Damiani  and I’m a big fan:

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I really love a couple of things about this skin—first of all, that face! Trust me as the wife of a husband whose beard line is prominent even when clean shaven, this is a very realistic look.  I also really like the more subtle muscle definition on the arms and legs. Too often in SL male skins can be less like normal guys and more like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his Mr. Universe days.

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If clean shaven isn’t your style, though, there are many options for Damiani.

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Hair: Truth Drake Espresso by Truth Hawks

Eyes: pc classic dark soil by Lano Ling

Skin: LaVie Damiani #2 Soft Shade Tan by Pompeja Rossini

Tank:  GB Tribal Tank Top by Takuya Jinn (Group gift)

Shorts: s’Lade MEN Brown Shorts by Harsh Slade

Shoes: SOREAL Superstars White by Kwamey Pinion

Location: Innsmouth

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Moss Green

This is one of my favorite colors in the world. So when I typed in “moss” in my inventory I was shocked to find only a couple of items. What I did have was some lovely mossy rocks. Now there’s nothing like a hike over the craggy peaks!

At a girl’s youth camp this summer I was teaching the kids about orienteering and doing compass courses, etc. The girls could not believe that I could figure out where we needed to go by looking at the sun, at my little spinning dial and at moss on trees. Where I live moss grows primarily on the north side of trees and rocks, since it gets the most shade. They were astounded—but completely excited when they figured out how to do it, too. Fun times.

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Hair: Analog Dog .b tangled 1b by Queue Marlowe

Eyes: pc classic – wet moss (s) bright by Lano Ling

Tank: [W&B] Hykova Buttoned Tank TOBACCO by Twiggy Whippet

Skirt: JANE – maxi skirt.lillith.custard [fair] by Janie Marlowe

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Rainey Boots – Brown by Limer Fredricksson

Jewelry: Let It Bead necklace & earring set FEATHERS set by Lindy Aluveaux

Sack: g. sack canvas by Gumi Yao (@ Fall Fete)

Location: Sandbanks Island (private)

11 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Moss Green

  1. Rudhmellowen

    WOW I LOVE THAT FIRST PIC, you look so serene, it is a beautiful photo and the outfit is adorable!

  2. Mayala Loon

    what a stunning outfit 😉
    hehe … I often tried that mossy tree trick … but usually the trees I found had moss all around … I’ll never make a good pathfinder ;-P

  3. samayalin

    That first picture is just stunning. It really seems to be telling a story.

    Also, love the outfit. And I’m sooo going to buy that hair!

  4. Nicandra Laval

    love both pictures you took Eliza… and the story about the kids who loved to learn your skills ))) super..greetings Nicandra

  5. Anichka Savira

    Gorgeous. I love those pants and your necklace and hair. You look simply stunning. You can teach me how to find my way out of the woods any day.

  6. usuallyblonde

    You had mossy rocks in your inv? I’m impressed! Great look and accompanying story.

  7. gilliangalicia

    Stunning, as you always are, Eliza!

  8. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw Eliza I knew someone had something cool to say about Moss… My experiences run more like Maya’s 😛 Love AD hair especially curlies amd Jane’s skirt. The first shot is so dreamy

  9. Laila Laperriere

    Such a beauuuutiful lady! First pic pants, I LOVE! Very pretty coloring in the pic as well.

  10. Asia Romano

    Wow!Your avi looks amazing in those pics. Great styling and photography 🙂

  11. ayakofirecaster

    You look fantastic! Such a sweet dreamy pics

Estlia

Recently Sykao Adamski released this gorgeous new gown. I love how this one has a body while maintaining a perfectly shaped silhouette. Not to mention the skirt-swishing potential is totally sick! (that’s a good thing….clearly I spend too much time with teenagers.)

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The amethyst Kiowa set from Elemental Earth Designs and the gorgeous new Jolie hairstyle from Lelutka are the perfect accompaniment, along with Lano Ling’s dreamy Moon eyes.

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Dress: Estlia purple by Sykao Adamski

Jewelry: *EED* Kiowa by Sirena Penucca

Hair: [LeLutka]-JOLIE hair – AlmostGoth by Thora Charon

Eyes: pc moon – tahiti breeze (m) dark by Lano Ling

Location: Ennin

Not A Soul Around

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!)

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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!

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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

2 thoughts on “Not A Soul Around

  1. Laura18 Streeter

    Great shot Eliza!

  2. gilliangalicia

    Great outfit and such nice shots! Peaceful.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Melon

This color brought to mind things like picnics and a hilarious game we played at camp called watermelon football. (Think American football in the water with a greased up watermelon!) However, setting up a watermelon football game photo seemed a little out of reach. So today I give you a great song with very appropriate lyrics and Bruce. A good combination! This one’s for all those guys who know that pink IS for men!

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Outfit: sf design

Hair: MADdesigns hair Chris Velveteen F1-black

Eyes: pc classic-silent fire

7 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Melon

  1. Anichka Savira

    Handsome.

  2. gilliangalicia

    Melon is a good colour for Bruce! Nice.

  3. Laila Laperriere

    Ooh love your post Eliza! Men can wear pink and look great in it! Diggin the hat, I think I need one of those.

  4. Laura18 Streeter

    heehee cute 😛

  5. usuallyblonde

    Great look and background!

  6. Ygrey Auer

    Es un color muy bonito.

  7. Alexandra

    We needed some water melon colour in between all the pinkishness. And a little something masculine in our very female dominated challenge is very refreshing – ha ha

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Electric Blue

I actually really like this color—I thought it would be harder to come up with something but as it happens both Gypsy and I found items right away that we wanted to blog.

I did try to find an animation for the Electric Slide (I know that totally gives away my age but oh well), but there was none to be found, so we went with some cute friends poses from the great Katey Coppola.

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Bracelets: *JD* BRACELET INKA blue

Outfit: LeeZu Boho Bikini blue

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

Hair: Analog Dog lemon mahogany

Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Flip-Flops

Gypsy is wearing:

Eyes: pc eyes by LL-starry night-

Hair: Shag-He Loves Me Knot-espresso

Shoes: VioMagic Beachwear Set Sandals

Jewelry: Dark Mouse Waves and Sun

Outfit: :Mashooka: Shila bikini {spindrift}

Hair flower: VioMagic hibiscus hair flower

Poses: Glitterati

7 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Electric Blue

  1. ditasplace

    We are both bikini girls today! *yay* <3

  2. alinabovarro

    So cute! <33

    xo alina

  3. Laura18 Streeter

    aw how cute I love “twinsies” BFF shots 😛

  4. Anichka Savira

    Such cuties! Love the suits.

  5. Ygrey Auer

    Súper bonitas!

  6. Mayala Loon

    you both look great 😉 … I always love to see co-productions 😉

  7. Laila Laperriere

    Ohhhhh beautiful, summer pics and oodles of electric blue!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mauve

As soon as I saw the color challenge for this week these hilarious lines from Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Into The Woods popped into my mind:
[FLORINDA]
Never wear mauve at a ball…
[LUCINDA]
Or pink…
[STEPMOTHER]
Or open your mouth…

If you’ve never seen the show, check it out, it is one of my favorites, very poignant and funny. However, I did make Bruce wear mauve to the ball, and he was a very good sport about it, as he would have rather been wearing his new Batman costume. Smile  Thanks for being mauvelous, Bruce!

(For you curious folk I have included the clip from the musical at the end of the post! Enjoy!)

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Eliza is wearing:
Shoes: Morado insolente Stiletto shoes  G&RL (no longer available)
Dress: Mondira Fashion * Atlanta Dress-mauve (on Marketplace)
Jewelry: ruchica-MENA (@ Accessories Fair)
Hairpiece: [NH]Kanzashi*KANA*TypeC (on Marketplace)
Hair: TRUTH< Orchid Plain – night
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Rising Sun (ML)

Bruce is wearing:
Hair: TRUTH- Eric-espresso
Shoes: sf design Laurent shoes-color change
Tuxedo: Black and Paisley Red, Styles of Edo
Eyes: pc classic-early coffee
Skin: ISPACHI Gabriel-cocoa

Into The Woods-First Midnight

9 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mauve

  1. Ygrey Auer

    Había pensado en el mismo vestido 🙂 Preciosa!

  2. Laura18 Streeter

    Look the reference to the show! Cute idea 🙂

  3. gridbounce

    Lovely pictures, y’all are so cute!

  4. Rudhmellowen

    lol so cute, I can see why a batman costume would be awesome too but you both look so elegant

  5. bourbiedoll

    What a cool idea. You both look great!

  6. Anichka Savira

    I love Into the Woods and now i’m going to have that song in my head all day. You both look great in mauve!

  7. Laila Laperriere

    Your both a handsome couple in Mauve!
    Eliza, LOVE the hair and the beautiful hair piece.

  8. yoshikawafashion

    I think being partners in mauve is a very cute idea 😉 and I agree with Laila, the hairpiece makes it, it matches so beautifully with the dress.

  9. ayakofirecaster

    So lovely! You both look great and I love the musical reference! I <3 Into the Woods

Accessories Fair 2011 x2

#1: It’s always nice when you have a friend that will play dress up with you, and two avs can wear twice the accessories! I haven’t spent as much time in SL as usual (more on that later this week), so I have only done a couple of perfunctory run-throughs of the Accessories Fair, but what I have seen I adore!

#2: It’s also nice when said friend has different taste in accessories and therefore brings variety to the table! Where would I be without you, girl?

The Accessories Fair runs through June 26th, so get there while there is still time!

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Gypsy is wearing:

Hair: TRUTH Betty espresso

Eyes: pc classic ‘molten chocolate’

*Bracelet and rings: bubble Guinivere copper

*Necklace: Bliensen+MaiTai Bottlecap ABC necklace

Dress: anuenue- Maia(White)

*Earrings: Indy & Co. Adele earring

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: [e] Details – Black 02

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green 3 (ML)

Dress: {mon tissu} Crossroads Maxi Dress ~ In Bloom Multi

*Jewelry: Donna Flora PARADISE coral jade

*= @Accessories Fair

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

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Denim

What a fun challenge week! First I have to say thanks to Bruce. I met Bruce a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know him well, but he has good taste in clothes.  He probably wonders why some random chick commanded him to come pose for her, but hey, stranger things happen in SL! I am convinced he rues the day I wandered into his  trailer park! But thanks Bruce, you’re a trouper, and you look great in denim!

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Bruce is wearing:

Boots: [Docs] – 8 hole – M – Muddy [Gos]

Pants: Alphamale Classic Jeans

Shirt: DeeTalez boyfriend shirt white

Eyes: pc eyes by LL – night forest

Jacket: Poison<<< Blue jeans_jacket_male (on Marketplace)

Hair: Uw.7r Daniel Hair-Meteoric swarm

Skin: Ispachi Skin Gabriel Mocha

Eliza is wearing:

Shirt: RdesignS Cowgirl Shirt Flowers

Jacket: **en Svale**  Denim Jacket

Jeans: AA-Jeans Original

Boots: J’s Western Boots (S) SoftGray

Hair: TRUTH< Eloise – chocolate

Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium

Skin: LAQ ~ Maria – 03 [Fair] Glow skin

Earrings: -Phoenix Rising- Spring Blossom Earring-Dream

Poses: !bang

Location: Belle Bayou

5 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Denim

  1. Asia Romano

    Great picture and outfit(s) 🙂

  2. Luna Jubilee

    Look at you guys! Thank you so much for showing off my poses <3

  3. Laila Laperriere

    What a sweet post! You both look great! Love the poses to! =)

  4. bourbiedoll

    You and Bruce make a cute couple. And the piccies look so warm and homey:)

  5. Anichka Savira

    I love that you made a friend! It’s great seeing Bruce pop up once and awhile. You both look fantastic in denim!