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.

Lady Falcon

SMD- Sarin gown @ FF + Something New -props n poses

Tying a fine twist of purple ribbon to the ankle of her favorite bird Lady Falcon prepared to send an exciting message to her sister- The Fantasy Faire portal had opened!

Consider this your invitation to check out this special event that happens once a year.

” Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire 2017 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday April 30, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, DJ parties, auctions, hunts, Literary Festival, dance and theater performances, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.” from the Fantasy Faire press release https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/press-release-2017/.

My gown is one of the many colors ( both dark and light) of The Light of Sarin gown from Silvan Moon Designs, which you will find at the Faire. My hair is a gacha prize, Ami by [Due] at the Bloom event. My skin is my favorite PXL applier on Lelutka Simone and I added delicate Celtic cross earrings from Zuri Jewelry ( an older release). The lace choker I selected is from kotte

My pose and falcon prop is from Something New- props n poses and is called Falcon Mistress, you will find this in the new releases at the mainstore .

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

 

Moonbeam magic

Moon Beam , Something New - props n poses, Pose Fair exclusive

Another fair has opened and this is one not to miss if you are a photographer, model, blogger or SL resident who enjoys creating fun photo memories- The Pose Fair is here! With a huge range of poses for singles, couples, props, as well as Bento poses from a huge number of creators. Each designer has some exclusives and this post features one of the ones from Something New – props n poses, Moon Beam – a single pose with you placed upon a narrow beam reaching for the moon towed by a quartet of doves. ( I re-tinted the beam white to go with the soft colors and lighting I chose.

I used one of the windlights I downloaded from JuicyBomb and it has a slight blue tint so it has added to the blue tones of my beautiful dress from Silvan Moon Designs. This gown is available in a range of soft pastels and includes fits for Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, so be sure to look out for the Spirit Maiden gown set. My hair is the current group gift for Truth VIPs and my skin is the lovely PXL one I have been wearing almost since I put it on during the Skin Fair ( is this a new record for me?)

Spirit Maiden set, Ice, SMD

Also I need to mention the gorgeous watercolor backdrop I used which is from Second Snaps, a new to me store that I have enjoyed exploring..and buying most the store at.

SLurl to the Pose Fair: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yellow%20River/127/184/12

You have until 29th April so be sure to take some time for repeat visits and take a friend, especially to try out those couple poses.

Lovely Linia

Pish Posh, Mina Hair, PXL skin, Something New poses

Linia is the name of this super sweet front tied blouse from Pish Posh. The designer has included two huds : one for patterns ( which includes a sheer option as well as patterned sheer, lace, solid pattern) and a solid texture hud which has a beautiful satin finish to the fabric. Both huds have the color wheel for tinting the fabrics if you want to experiment to create your own unique combination. The panties I am wearing are also from Pish Posh, the Princess cut lingerie. You will find these items and LOTS of others on the Pish Posh Marketplace page.

Linia-top, Pish Posh

My skin is the lovely Ava from PXL, which you can find at the Skin Fair.. which is finishing up on the 26th March. Still time to go shop yourself a new look!

Speaking of special events , the Spoonful of Sugar event has opened and runs until April 1st. Something New – props n poses is there with a selection of poses which are either 50% or 100% donation to this fundraising event. In these photos I am using 2 poses from  the pack titled ‘ Feel her’, there’s a great male pose pack AND a cute 10L pose prop! Grab the SLurl from the details and check it out. The SOS event is 5 Sims of Shopping — Fashion, H&G and Breedables — as well as Gatchas, Auctions and Raffles! All to benefit MSF/Doctors Without Borders.

As I haven’t had much time for blogging lately my details are not formatted in the same way ( I didn’t write everything down when I took the pictures ). So here goes:

Body: Lelutka Simone bento head, Maitreya body, June  from Mina Hair, Ava skin [PXL] at Skin Fair 2017. Eyes are Catwa with Skinnery applier.

Clothing : Linia tied top, Pish Posh and Princess cut lingerie, Pish Posh . MP store: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177754

Poses: Feel Her, Something New props n poses @ Spoonful of Sugar Event http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spoonful%20Of%20Sugar/103/116/24

Backdrop is a past gacha event item from RAMA

Indira and the irises

Indira's Light gown, mint, Silvan Moon Designs

One of my favorite things to do during Skin Fair is to try skin designers that I haven’t worn before. Today I am sharing one by Amara Beauty, a lovely soft skin which is a younger looking skin than I usually wear. But it was too pretty to resist, especially when paired with a lovely new hairstyle form EMO-tions and this gorgeous new release from Silvan Moon Designs.

Amara beauty, EMOtions, Alaskametro

A couple more pictures before I drop down to some details and SLurls. I am struggling to write much at the moment with such a “busy” mind with RL, but I will continue to blog as and when I can.

Amara beauty @ SF 17, Iris headpiece LODE

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.04
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin:amara beauty – Antonia 04 CATWA applier ( @ Skin Fair 2017)http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Octavia/165/159/21
Shape : CATWA Catya Shape modded
Hair: * JANNE *, .:EMO-tions:. (@ Hairology http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/73/154/2796 )
Eyes: Catwa eyes with Ardor Eyes – Omega Applier – Amber
Clothing:Indira’s Light Gown set, Mint, SMD ( @ We Love RP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/129/134/23 )
Jolie underwear, 01, Alaskametro ( @ Whore Couture Fair)
Accessories: Head Accessory, Iris [ white], *LODE*
Poses: Iris , an lar [ poses]

Navaah from Ooh-la-licious Skins

Viveca gown, silver, Azul+ Truth VIP gift

The Skin Fair for 2017 is now open, so I thought it was timely to share another post featuring an about to be released skin. I was kindly sent the Navaah pack of skins from Ooh-la-licious Skins and have selected one of the mid – to -dark tones called brown sugar. Navaah is for wearing with your Catwa mesh head and I am wearing the Catya ( Bento) mesh head.

Before you go shopping you may want to join a group like Pale Girl Productions or Skin Addiction, who have both had demos from various designers shared. The other tip is to utilize what ever method you can to keep your scripts low, my recommendation is to remove all attachments , including AO , jewelry and mesh body parts.. add an alpha to hie the default body and go prepared to grab demos . Then head somewhere you can unpack and try demos before making your lists of items to buy – and trust me there is a lot to see, two sims worth of new releases!

Navaah - Catwa applier, brown sugar, Ooh-la-licious Skins @ SF2017

Ooh-la-licious Skins are distinct in their smooth finish with a glamorous sheen to them. Furthermore there are gorgeous lipsticks to work with the different skin tones . In these first two photos I am showing off the newest release from Azul the Viveca gown another stunning mesh gown combining black and another color. There are a range of 16 options , of which one is only available via MP and another is strictly for members of the Platinum VIP group.

In the final picture this sexy embroidered corset and tiny panties ( yay for the pasties option to keep this picture ” safe for all”) from Milk Tea , which you will find at the current Whore Couture Fair so be sure to check out this event before it closes on the 31st March.

Ooh-la-licious skins + Milk Tea lingerie

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v1.04
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Naavah/Brown Sugar/Catwa HUD, Ooh-la-licious ( @ Skin Fair 2017)http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chanterelle/145/96/21
Shape : CATWA Catya Shape modded
Hair: Raindrops-Browns, Vanity Hair
Eyes: Catwa eyes with Skinnery applier
Clothing: Viveca (Silver), -AZUL-
Carmella _ red print , Milk Tea
Jewelry: Earrings – St Tropez Hammered Disks – Silver – MG
Poses, glances, oOo Studio

Loveable Lumae

Loveable dress, Sascha's Designs, Lumae skin

Skin Fair 2017 is only a day or so away , and early access is available to some groups, for example Pale Girl Productions , where you can also grab a lot of demos before heading to the sims to shop. Today I am sharing the first of some of my favorites from this year’s releases. There are some really exciting releases – skins and mesh items, but financially I did need to restrict myself. I would like to thank Lumiya  Rae who generously sent me her blogger pack for this event.

Lumae skin, Alaskaemtro lingerie, LeLutka

I am a long time fan of Lumae skins for lots of reasons: the quality, the commitment to constantly improving , the huge range of appliers included, that there are fantasy as well as human skin tones, and the price. At this year’s Skin Fair Lumae has three new releases, Aurora ( shown here) for LeLutka mesh heads, Ella for Catwa and Misty for [Ga. Eg], each is available in a range of skin tones from a milky pale through to a rich deep brown . I hope you include Lumae in your demo collection this Skin Fair! ( NB I won’t be including the LM to the Skin Fair until it is open to everyone on the 10th March).

Aurora, Lelutka applier, Tawny, Lumae @ Skin Fair 2017

Details:
Body :.LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: !Lumae: LeLutka – Aurora – T6 Tawny // Bare – thank you for the review copy, coming soon to Skin Fair 2017
Shape: Lumae :: Bento Shape : LeLutka Simone Bento – adjusted
Hair: .LeLutka.Clarice hair.FIT.V2.Swish
Eyes: Catwa eyes with Skinnery applier
Clothing:SAS – Loveable HUD No. 1 Dress http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24
alaskametro<3 “Jolene” lingerie – Peach – Maitreya HUD *WEAR
Poses: Simpli Series, an lar [poses]
Windlight: Juicybomb, Gogo hearts SL

Our own little universe

Our Universe, Something New- props n poses, @ Alone in the Universe Cart sale

I love the whimsy dreamlike feel of this pose prop from Something New, you can find it at the Alone in the Universe cart sale and hunt. This item is a ” cheapie” at a tiny 10L, there is also an exclusive and a hunt item. Definitely lots to be found , you have until 31st March to enjoy this event.

Loira set, Sweet Kajira @ Kinky Event

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Insol: face Grace (CATWA), Peach
Hair: Take Flight, Magika
Eyes: Catwa eyes with Skinnery applier
Clothing:*Sweet Kajira* Loira top + pants STRIPES GREY Maitreya ( @ Kinky Event)
Pose prop: Our Universe, Something New– ( @ Alone in the Universe cart sale ) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BuenaVista/43/186/22
Windlight: Juicy bomb

A Poet’s Heart at Winter Solstice

Poets Heart @ Winter Solstice

There are several wonderful winter themed shopping events at the moment. I have blogged several items already featured at the Winter Solstice event, and I have been really looking forward to sharing this dreamy ice princess styled ensemble from Poet’s Heart. Available in a range of soft iced pastels the gown includes an additional snowflake patterned sheer over-skirt which is so delicate and beautifully made.

The matching accessories are available in a pack with a color change hud and appearing to flutter around your head and shoulders is a delicate flurry of snowflakes. I paired the newly released Laeticia hairstyle from EMO-tions, this hairstyle actually comes with an add on but I left it off this time for a more streamlined look to suit the headpiece. I will be showing some pictures of the complete hairstyle soon, I love it !

Poets Heart + EMO-tions

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: .DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Anastasia* CELTIC
Hair: * LAETICIA * hair, .:EMO-tions:. (@ We ❤ RP – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/129/134/23 )
Eyes: Catwa with {NANTRA} Natural Eyes: Grey appliers
Clothing: Taikatalvi Gown – Ice( plus sheer overskirt), Poet’s Heart (@ Winter Solstice) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xara/191/130/21
Accessories: Taikatalvi set- includes crown, armlets and necklace, Poet’s Heart (@ Winter Solstice)
Makeup: WinterJulia, Nail me ( Sale item @ Jewels Isle- Deck the Halls Event , more info here:  https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/deck-the-halls-with-jewels-isle/ )
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eternally%20Yours/38/217/22

Rudolph’s replacement

Rudolph's replacement

When a couple of pairs of wonderfully wintery antlers landed in my lap courtesy of AviCandy, I knew this was a sign for me to make sure I am on Santa’s Nice list this year. I am going to volunteer as Rudolph’s understudy.. just in case he catches a cold or breaks a hoof or something I am ready, willing and able to help out Santa this Christmas.

Joking aside you can now find these and another glorious set of antlers in white, at the AviCandy display at The Winter Solstice Event. My super cute Rudolph inspired skin is actually a gift from TheSkinnery which you can get for free if you join The Chapter Four group ( free to join). It is designed to be used with Akeruka mesh heads so be sure to grab it if you have one, and if you don’t well now is a good time to go and demo the collection at Akeruka, they are already releasing Bento updated versions of current mesh heads.

Avi Candy Antlers @ Winter Solstice, The Skinnery gift @ TCF for [AK] heads

Details:
Body : [AK] Mesh Head Elen Vers. 1.5 (BENTO)
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.9.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3 – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2
Skin: .[theSkinnery] Jasmine (Akeruka Camille Applier) Rudolf ( Gift @ The Chapter Four)
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Elen Shape – For AK Elen Bento Head mod 1
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Debra
Eyes: Catwa mesh eyes with skinnery omega applier
Clothing:Addams // Rebecca BodySuit // Slink(Original)
Accessories: Winter Solstice Holiday Antlers Scripted Candle Version, AviCandy ( @ Winter Solstice)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xara/191/130/21
Shoes: REIGN.- Olivia Heels (Physique High)- Thigh
Poses: Razorblade Remix, Bauhaus Movement