Under the Stars

When I was little, our neighborhood would have movies in the park sometimes at night, and they would throw a sheet over a line and project a movie for all the families to come and watch together. It was fun, even if I did fall asleep most of the time before the movie was over. It was usually a film like “The Love Bug” or “The Absent Minded Professor,”or some other family-friendly title. Hanstrid Inshan released the Under the Summer Stars outdoor movie set at The Liaison Collaborative this month and it reminded me of those times. I threw up a scene from one of the greatest espionage stories of all time, “Smiley’s People”, in honor of my dad, who somehow managed to not murder us all as we bemoaned his TV choices when we were little. Smiley’s People (with Alec Guinness, of course) was one of his favorites, and now it’s also one of mine. Thanks to Stewart for helping with the photo today and shouting out George Smiley quotes now and then to keep me on task.

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Elira by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Hope Applier ( Catwa  ) Asia by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Shirt: *JB* Sophia Shirt – Merlot – Isis by Annie Melson

Pants: Vinyl -Halsey Bootcut Jeans Isis by sukoshitosuto (@Uber)

Boots: BUENO-Seattle Boots -Slink-Vintage Floral  by BuenoSL (@Uber)

 

Stewart:

Hair: [MALO] F04 Hair by Malone Brandi (@The Men’s Dept.)

Head: CATWA HEAD Justin by Catwa Clip

Skin: L’Etre Marcus Applier for CATWA by David Cooper

Shirt: // Ascend // Addam Kurta Shirt – Slink – by AscendSL (@The Men’s Dept.)

Pants: ED. Osaka  Pant Slink Avion by Thetra Blackheart

Shoes: Canvas Boat Shoes – (Slink) – REDGRAVE by Emilia Redgrave (@The Men’s Dept.)

Décor: Serenity Style Under the Summer Stars by Hanstrid Inshan

Pose: RK Poses Home in Your Arms by Keon Xenga (modded slightly) (@Shiny Shabby)

Reach for Me

Two of Luna Jubilee’s latest releases were perfect for this snowy day, and Winter Thorns’s sweet hot chocolate machine is waiting for us when we finally get tired of falling down on the ice!

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Bobbie by Truth Hawks

Eyes: Aveline  Natural Eyes Red Finch by Giggle Solo

Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia II Ice by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Ear/Neck Muffs: Foxes – Woodland Wonderland – Ear Muffs and Neck Muff by Tyr Rozenblum (@The Arcade)

Shirt: -tres blah- Thermal  – Cranberry by Juliette Westerburg (@Collabor88)

Vest: -tres blah- Puff Vest  – Navy Juliette Westerburg (@Collabor88)

Jeans: [Cynful] Skinny Jeans by Cynthia Ultsch

Socks: Maitreya Dahlia Socks Beige by Onyx Leshelle

Skates: The Secret Store Ice Skates Driftwood by Maylee Oh (past Arcade item)

Barely:

Hair: Damselfly Chase by Tommy Fairplay (@N21)

Skin: Clef de Peau Guy T4 by Marcopol Oh (@The Men’s Dept.)

Scarf: Redgrave Mesh Scarf Dude by Emilia Redgrave (@The Men’s Dept.)

Jacket/Shirt: Shai Men’s Check Wool Blazer by Shai Delacroix

Pants: Lenox 2015 Denim by Leviathan Flux

Skates: Light Star Ice Skate Black by Krystal Silverweb

 

Pose Photo 1: Stolen Kisses by Luna Jubilee

Pose Photo 2: Reach for Me by Luna Jubilee (@The Men’s Dept.)

Hot Chocolate machine: by Winter Thorn (@The Arcade)

Cardinals: Half Deer Northern Cardinal by Halogen Magic (@TLC)

Merry Christmas sign: Pilot MC sign by Kaz Nayar (Arcade 2012 item)

Thanks so much to Leto and Steel for letting me shoot at their wonderful ATTIC!

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Candid

I snapped this picture of my friend Steel one night at the Attic. I always look forward to what he’s going to be wearing and can always count on him throwing down something interesting…so you may be seeing more of him.

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Eliza

Hair: Exile Check Out Time by Kavar Cleanslate

Necklace: Mandala Onliest Full_Necklace by kikunosuke Eel

Jacket: GizzA – Suede Blazer [Olive] by Giz Seorn

Pants: GizzA – Josie Pants [Snake] by Giz Seorn

Shoes: {Livalle} Page -Low Platform Pumps- Navy by Lindsey Warwick (@My Attic)

Steel:

Hat: Deco Mesh Ratty Ball Cap by GutterBlood Spoonhammer

Skin: Hermony Symon ST2 by Hermanni Laville

Jacket:  Boom Sixty Two Jacket Graphite by Aranel Ah

Shorts: Not So Bad Polomo Shorts by Reda Bertolucci

Shoes: Redgrave LoMesh Sneaker Flyers by Emilia Redgrave

Tattoos: Vestigium – Doodles by Vestigium

Location: Attic

Gal Pals

It has been awhile since I did a photo with friends, so I was thrilled to have some fun with Rudhmellowen Laguna and Maxi Gossamer on Kaelyn Alecto’s beautifully remodeled sim, opening to the public on March 4th. In retrospect I may have gone the wrong way with my sassy pink pants from Emilia Redgrave, so my apologies to anyone with a headache from looking at my pants alongside Maxi’s and Rudh’s hair.

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Maxi is wearing:

Hair: [LeLutka]-RYKIEL hair – FireTop by Thora Charron

Skin: Unique BabieDoll_by_Nany_Merlin

Dress: *ionic* winter long sleeve dress by lakua Arriaga

Boots: Maitreya Radical Boots * Suede Magenta by Onyx Leshelle

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Magdalena Cross – Long – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

Ring: MG – RING – Roho by Maxi Gossamer

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Kizzy Gypsy Hoops – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer

 

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gretchen by Truth Hawks

Skin: .Atomic. Skin {Muse} Crème by Ivy Graves

Shirt: ISON – nova tribe jacket by Harry Hyx (one more day at Collabor88!)

Pants: Redgrave Pink Jeans LQM Shiny by Emilia Redgrave (@Love is in the Air)

Jewelry: MG – Rings and Earrings – Karina Court  by Maxi Gossamer

Shoes: [Gos] Samantha Pumps – Hot Pink by Gospel Voom

 

You can find Rudh’s outfit on her blog.

 

Poses:

Photo 1: Eliza Quixote

Photo 2&3: !bang – tomodachi by Luna Jubilee

Location: It All Starts With A Smile (Opening March 4th, 2014)

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  1. Rudhmellowen

    OK they say red and pink is a bad combination but I think your pants HAD to be worn hehe… You look fab as always and it was good to see you again… We should so it again soon!

Tango

There is a real dearth of dance shoes in SL. I’ve added that to my wish list for all you brilliant creators. The closest I could come today to real tango shoes was the beautiful Pickford heels by Betty Doyle at this month’s Collabor88. Stewart’s dancing duds were easier to come by, starting with his shiny black shoes from Redgrave.

Shoetopia 2013 Entry - Eliza Quixote

 

Also to love from Collabor88 is the wonderful Claudette dress from Baiastice. And now, it’s tango time, my friends!

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Stewart is wearing:

Hair: ::Exile:: Evan:Sable by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: -Belleza- Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Suit: Lapointe&Bastchild Mesh “Modern Black Closed Tuxedo by Paul Lapointe

Shoes: Redgrave Classic Loafers –Black by Viola Leigh

Hands: [CheerNo] Hands_V3 by Cheerno Destiny

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Elaine by Truth Hawks

Skin: Belleza Mya Tan by Tricky Boucher

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Summertime Easy living by Maxi Gossamer

Dress: Baiastice_Claudette dress-red by Baiastice

Bracelet: Gossamer Bracelets – Florentine Lover’s by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Ring: Gossamer Cluster Ring by Maxi Gossamer (@United Fashion Project)

Feet: Slink Medium Bare feet by Siddean Munro

Shoes: Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Cherry by Betty Doyle (@Collabor88)

Poses: Eliza Quixote, Exposeur (@Collabor88)

Location: Bogart’s Jazz Club

Rainy Day

Quien detendrá la lluvia en mí
Se me ha inundado el corazón
Quien detendrá la lluvia en mí, oh mi amor
Solo tú puedes pararla

-Maná, No ha parado de llover

 

One of my favorite songs is a gorgeous, angst-ridden lament by the great Mexican band Maná. While there is happily no angst for either of us that I know of, it’s still one of the best rain songs ever. You can hear it below.

A suprise thunderstorm sent Stewart and I scurrying for cover this afternoon, and an excellent cover it is.

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This great little shed is available from Pilot at this month’s Collabor88. It’s full of great little details but leaves options for what you might want to put inside.

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Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Owen/whiskey by Kavar Cleanslate

Shirt: ISPACHI Mesh Rebellion Shirt Long by Ispachi (@TLC Boutique)

Pants: L&B Mesh Jeans – Mens -Worn Blue BootCut by Paul Lapointe

 

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: [e] Enjoy – Brown 10 by Elikapeka Tiramisu (@TLC Boutique)

Skin: Glam Affair – Margot – Europa by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Shirt: :Mila: Julie Top *red* by Mila Bohemia

Shorts: coldLogic shorts – morrison.classic by coldLogic

Shoes: Redgrave Miles Sneakers –Classic by Emilia Redgrave

Garden shed by Kaz Nayar, Pilot, (@Collabor88)

2 thoughts on “Rainy Day

  1. Sophee

    Beautiful captures!!!

  2. Carolina Sautereau

    Beautiful pics!!

Moving In

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Hair: *LightStar-Kailyn-Black-Onyx by Krystal Silverweb

Skin: [HUSH] Kirra – FlirtyPetal – Cream by Hush Darkrose

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Tea + Cupcakes – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer

Bracelets: BoHo HoBo Friendship bracelets by Trill Zapatero (group gift)

Undershirt: fri.day – Traveler’s.Tank (Oatmeal) by Darling Monday

Tank: JANE – to dye for tank.blush by Janie Marlowe

Jeans: JANE – sweet n low jeans.indigo by Janie Marlowe

Shoes: REDGRAVE *Girl Size* Miles Sneakers –Classic by TeamRedgrave

Apartment: ba sodermaln loft skybox by Barnesworth Anubis (@Collabor88)

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Amaranth

This week the Boston Symphony is presenting Porgy and Bess. This is one of the greatest American musical works and the cast is brilliant. Laquita Mitchell plays Bess, a drug-addicted woman who latches on to men for protection and money. Set in 1920’s Charleston, she was likely living out one of the only options available to a single woman at that time, drug addicted or not. So our Bess would have been dressed for Catfish row, but Laquita…now, she needs a concert gown to make sure all eyes follow her on stage at Symphony Hall. And once she opens that mouth and starts singing, you won’t be able to look anywhere else.

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Congrats to Carmilla Mirabeau, who wins the Liz gown from last week!

Next week I will give away a 500L gift card to Caroline’s Jewelry. Yay!

Hair:  [LeLutka]-TREND hair – AlmostGoth by Thora Charron

Eyes: IKON Kaleido Eyes – Earth by Ikon Innovia

Skin: Cacao Skin -Zuri- 12/*cherrish *REDGRAVE* by Emilia Redgrave

Dress: ! Jellybean Isabel Mesh Gown – Coral by Jellybean Beaumont

Bracelet: (Caroline’s) Black Pearl Cameo Bracelet in Silver by Caroline Apollo

Ring: Shakeup! Vintage Ring [07] by Carrie Janick (@ the Arcade—yes, I got in at long last!!!)

5 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Amaranth

  1. Nicandra Laval

    You can be sure all eyes follow you! super dress so elegant..ilove it

  2. Rudhmellowen

    Elegant, and that skin is really different on you but it looks gorgeous!

  3. Sama Yalin

    Very different look for you this week! But you look as elegant as always 🙂

  4. ~Caroline

    Porgy and Bess, most haunting of American musical dramas, beautifully depicted by Eliza in this photo.

  5. inkie Loudwater

    Fabulous