Summertime blues

 

Summertime Blues

Andie is a sassy, sexy summery lingerie recently released at Carries Lingerie. I love the vibrant almost electric blue shade but it also comes in Fuchsia, Red, Green, Black and Purple. Each includes an Omega applier as well as Legacy layers so you are covered whether you wear a mesh body or the standard SL one.

Andie, blue, Carries Lingerie

Also available, though not shown, are some laced and lacy boots released to complement this lingerie, designed to be worn with Slink, Belleza or Maitreya mesh feet the hud includes all the colors of the lingerie- so you can mix or match! However I decided to pop on this simpler style which I had picked up from Nardcotix.. well it seems like eons ago now , the Becky T strap in Navy. Also an older purchase that I have rediscovered a passion for is the luscious curls of Analog Dog. This style is called Sassafras , suitably sassy for my fun photos. The poses used are from the Mixed Emotions set from Something New.

AD Sassafras

SLurl to Carries Lingerie: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22

Babewatch

Babewatch, SN - props n poses + EMO-tions HF gift

I decided to make the most of the sunshine and the beautiful Kanaloa Surf beach for my Babewatch try out photo shoot.( Slurl to the beach http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poison%20Apple/164/17/25 ).

What do you mean I have to swim.. it will get my suit  from Addams wet.. and my shoes.. take them off? No way these are the new group gift from Reign – I think I will just stay nice and dry and be a Babewatch babe from the shore.

What?? it is supposed to be a try out for Baywatch? Well I have this fantastic pose prop from Something New at the GG Sunshine & Seashells-Exclusive/Gacha Items [ July 8th -30th http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Moon/29/67/3001 ]. Not enough? I can show you more poses.. even some rare ones with a guard tower!

I think I am much better at being a beach-babe than a life guard plus I don’t want to mess with these gorgeous curls from EMO-tions.. you can pick up yours FREE at the EMO-tions booth at Hair Fair 2017.  [ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rhodium/130/216/23%5D

Softly she goes

Malie gown , Azul + Calania, EMO-tions

Love comes softly,
When it’s softly learned.
From the hands of ones care-givers,
And to what they for your life discern.

When love is given softly by another,
One can’t help but pass that feeling along.
In helping out one in need,
Or loving words written in a song.

So pass some gentle love along,
Give it all away to those you meet.
Show them how great it feels to be loved,
And then hopefully they too will love repeat.

Love comes softly – Linda Winchell [ Source ;    https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/love-comes-softly/       ]

EMOtions @ Hair Fair 17 + Samantha, Zuri Jewelry

Soft pastels invited me to seek a gentle poem of love, not of lovers but love shared from one person to another, from a parent to a child, a friend to a friend , someone to a stranger. Love isn’t always grand gestures and romance it rests in simple actions, a smile, a kind word or deed done for no purpose than the need was seen and the love shared. My styling today features a lot of designers that I admire and love- their dedication, creativity and passion for their brands. So in no particular order I want to mention my details:

Azul- The gown I have selected is called Maile in the tone Sakura, though there are 15 other colors also available. I noticed this gown includes a huge array of fits in it : Maitreya, both Slink, all Belleza, Ebody plus fitmesh ” standard sizes”. Then you have options to add on the sleeves, as well as the flexi skirts and train, gorgeous movement and color. SLurl : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/128/128/1103

EMO-tions- Calania is a gorgeous updo with optional flowers and ringlets add-on, currently available at Hair Fair 2017 as one of the fantastic four new releases.  Each pack purchased has a 25% donation to Wigs for Kids. Plus there is a free gift there, you have until 16th July to visit, EMO-tions at Hair Fair : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rhodium/130/216/23

Zuri Jewelry- The Samantha Collection has been released at the mainstore in 13 color variations, I selected the Tropical Pink/ Black Sterling combination. Each set includes necklace, earrings and bracelet. For members of the Zuri Jewelry group don’t forget to wear your group tag and enjoy  25%  instantly refunded ( non-sale items). SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

Other details: my skin of choice lately has been Lisl  from [Skinnery], an applier designed for wearing on Lelutka mesh head, I use Simone. I added makeup ( eyeshadow a tint from the LL hud)- lipstick from Arte, I do hope to see more LL products in this store . I reduced the intensity of both by using the slider on the mesh head hud. Eyes applier is from Avi Glam, Lucid in Grey, which included mesh eyes, Omega applier, Catwa applier and LL applier all in the one pack. My pose is Shy Chic from Picture This.

I kid you not

I kid you not, @ Something New photo land

I had slipped over to NSP/ Muse recently and picked up their group gift for June, this lovely pastel sundress and matching shoes ( included in a range of sizes ) and decided my recently purchased Truth hair would work perfectly for this summery look. Taren which comes in versions with/out the floppy summer hat is available at the just opened round of Uber. I headed off to the Something New Photo Land, which has undergone a few changes recently.

The mainstore has been downsized and relocated to the Photoland, so now you can enjoy the fantastic photo settings and then wander into the store and look at the new poses and don’t forget those group gifts! I took the TP and found this cute little farmland area, and as I bent over to admire the blooms in this rustic wheelbarrow I felt a tug on my dress followed by a loud bleat- I kid you not! I just had to stop and pet the goats after that demand for attention , though I hesitated about getting closer to the kangaroos I did stop to admire the horses.

NSP/ Muse June group gift, Truth @ Uber

For these photos I used a couple older poses from Something New, the top is part of a cute pose n prop set called Lil Bo peeped and the other pose is one from the Blog my Essentials , a previous gacha event item.

SLurl: Something New – Props n poses Photoland : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rainbow%20Illuzion/91/53/23

SLurl: NSP/ Muse : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ATLaGeL%20TuRKiYe/78/126/25

Wandering Whimberly

Vintage Vogue gown, SMD

I am slowly regaining my enjoyment in SL and have begun unpacking some items that have been delivered during the time I was focusing elsewhere. Top of the list of “WOW how gorgeous is this ” is the beautiful Vintage in Vogue gown from Silvan Moon Designs which you can find at the Vintage Fair. I paired it with a gorgeous flowing hairstyle that is threaded with a delicate ribbon, you will find the Alessia hairstyle from EMO-tions at the current round of Tres Chic. I am still loving the Lelutka Simone mesh head and am wearing the Erin applier from Belleza, with an added mole and lipstick (  I lowered the intensity on the LL hud) which is available at The Liason Collaborative.

SLurl to Vintage Fair: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kindred%20Soul/127/31/24

SLurl to Tres Chic : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nika/153/139/22

The poses I have used are from the Still series by an lar [poses] and my jewelry the Serene set in Black Diamond/Nude/ Copper is not a new one so you will find this in a range of color options at the mainstore of Zuri Jewelry : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25.

 

Hair by EMO-tions, Zuri Jewelry

NB in the above picture the flowers that appear to be on my hair are actually a wall decor, its just the positioning that resulted in this placement.

The beautiful location I took these photos at is called Whimberly and I really enjoyed wandering around, and have already made plans to return for more photos, grab the SLurl and enjoy exploring : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whimberly/133/214/27

Waiting for the clouds to clear

Halia, Azul @ Tropical Summer Fair

Waiting on Summer days filled with sunshine and laughter, waiting for the clouds to clear.

At the end of last week my father passed away, it was a peaceful passing but a sad one nonetheless . In a few days I will speak a tribute at his Funeral service, and perhaps the clouds will lighten just a little. Grief takes a toll, makes my world more grey than color filled, makes my mind distracted and my heart shaken. But I am strong and will go on, my father and mother are as much a part of me as they were at my conception. Their physical presence is no longer close but their spirits are always with me, and as my grief settles I will see the world of nature around me with their eyes, both so passionate about the natural beauty of our world.

Chinook hair, Tableau Vivant + Belleza Erin Lelutka applier

I am not quite yet ready to return to regular blogging, but I wanted to send out a message to those who still visit my blog, I will be returning. Meanwhile I wanted to share a little information about this lovely summery dress from Azul. You can currently find it at the Tropical Summer Fair until 16th June, I am showing off the Onyx Monsterra version as I found this leafy pattern so appealing, but you will find the Halia dress comes in a range of prints and colors. The dress comes in a range of fittings and includes a pair of brief shorts ( for modesty) , and the matching hairband.

My skin applier is the Lelutka Erin from Belleza, and I added a hint of makeup from the  Belleza Makeup applier for Erin available at The Liason Collaborative. This lovely windblown hairstyle is Chinook from Tableau Vivant, available in the current round of The Arcade. Poses are from Bauhaus Movement and the location is one of the many surf beaches you can find in the Destination guide. ( Sorry I didn’t grab the SLurl, but will update this in the weekend after life settles a bit more again).

Tropical Summer Fair Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Byera%20Bay/61/218/21

Constance Stanbury’s secret

SMD- Constance Stanbury gown @ FGC

Constance Stanbury was known for two things, well many things but two that were most spoken of were her rose colored lips and her gorgeous gowns. Constance knew of the envious looks and hushed whispers among the ladies but she would never tell her secret. Though I did hear a rumor her modiste is none other than Silvan Moon Designs and Constance’s latest gown is soon to be the latest craze as the designers have made this floral be-decked ruffled treasure available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival . There is a range of  soft colors and two dramatic and distinctive dark rares , each includes the gown and train in Maitreya and Slink fittings plus the lovely hat too.

Note the hair I am wearing is the  newest from Vanity Hair at On9, I am wearing the version with the veil though both are included, my subtle jewelry is from Zuri Jewelry. My parasol is actually a sky blue one from Junbug which I re-tinted, my pose is an older one that is designed to be used with parasols ( hooray for bento hands and being able to actually hold the parasol). The location I took this photo is in the garden area surrounding The White Armory – Silvan Moon Designs is the collaborative work of the owners/creators of The White Armory and Blue Moon Enterprise. As to the secret behind those rose colored lips- the Pink Fuel contribution to May Powder Pack.

SLurl to : Fantasy Gacha Carnival http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halong%20Bay/127/127/24

Still she waits

She waits

A quick post as I find I have less time free , for now, although in a way I guess this is me in RL at the moment ( just replace the lingerie with some warm clothes). My Dad is slowly deteriorating and sleeping more and more, so I spend time waiting for him to wake up.. so that I can make sure he has something to eat, freshen up his room and bed, make sure he changes clothes, has any medicine he needs and knows I am there for him.. before he gets too tired and goes back to bed. Some days he is only awake for an hour before heading back to bed, then starts the housework, dishes, laundry and groceries/ errands. Now if it sounds like I am complaining I am not , for I would rather be sure Dad is cared for and safe as he is in the ” twilight” of life, but I do miss having a bit more time to spend on SL.

Anyway onto the glamorous scene here, my lingerie is Sami in fuchsia from Carries Lingerie – I am using the omega applier with the Maitreya body, and I must mention that there are a range of options on this hud so that you can choose different combinations of stockings, panties, corset .

The fantastic pose in the first picture is courtesy of Something Erotic- props n poses, called Her waiting game it includes a lovely red chaise but due to the color choices I tinted it really dark. My hair is from Monso , skin by YS&YS, I added makeup ( I forgot to note which appliers but I think they were some of the ones that came in the May Powder Pack for Lelutka)

Carries Lingerie, YS&YS skin and Monso hair

SLurl to Carries Lingerie: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22

SLurl to Something Erotic : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yawgoo/23/63/1201

Sweet Whispers

Epie, pearl, Azul @ On9

This month’s round of On9 features a lot of beautiful wedding related items, including this gorgeous soft dress from Azul. Epie comes in pearl coloring at this event and includes a range of sizings which you then add the layered skirts, these add beautiful movement and the lace texture is so delicate looking . Included are three head adornments, though I left off all the veils, I added the circlet of pale peach flowers which look lovely with the Jane hair from Monso- @ C88,( which also has add on flowers). My skin is Ilse from Skinnery and my eyes are omega appliers from Avi- Glam, the ballet slippers are an older un-rigged pair from Caverna Obscura ( they were in a gacha event). I’ve added a light slick of color to the lips with Oceane’s Just Kissed Lelutka applier , also available as an Omega applier. You will find Oceane’s products on the MP and at her Jewels Isle store, SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/149/220/24

Both of my poses are older releases from Something New- props n poses, above is the Sweet Whispers pose, and below one of the set called Touch of the lips. Look for these and more poses at the mainstore : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yawgoo/23/63/1201

Monso hair, Skinnery, Azul

SLurl to On9 :http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/246/193/1001, where you can find this romantic Azul dress and other wedding themed items from a range of designers.

Marilyn makeover

Marilyn, red , Sascha's Designs

Marilyn is the name of this sassy hot pants and studded boots outfit from Sascha’s Designs. Available in a range of colors , I chose a scarlet red and added a slick of glossy red lipstick and classic winged eyeliner to glam up this look. The outfit includes a variety of mesh sizes and the studded bra also includes some specific mesh sizes, also included is a jacket and a different omega applier top option.. a really versatile outfit.

Pose for me

Initially when I was taking these photos I was thinking about how designers choose names for their items, and I was thinking the inspiration for this sexy outfit may have been Marilyn Munroe.. so I picked out a pin-up  style pose. That then got me to wondering whether the next generation has the same association with the name.. or whether there is a new Marilyn ( Manson) as the associated celebrity to that name. I wonder how long these Marilyns stay at the forefront of general recollection.. who knows how long before another Marilyn comes into the limelight.

Marilyn who?

Other items to note : my skin is Judith ( Lelutka applier ) from DeeTaleZ, my necklace a group gift at the faMESHed anniversary event ( from JB), my eyes are from Avi Glam and my hair is from Argrace ( I just tinted it darker than the usual shade ). The poses used are part of the Razorblade collection from Bauhaus Movement.

SLurl to Sascha’s Designs: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24