It’s so hard to say Goodbye

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I started the SereneStyle blog in July 2012, it has continued through some really challenging times of my life, but now I feel it is time to say Goodbye to SereneStyle. This has been partially initiated through the upcoming changes to Flickr; with the thought of either deleting several thousand photos to continue using the free option or to consider swapping to a new photo sharing provider.  After thinking about how things have changed over the last 6 years I have decided that the passion for blogging is no longer there for me, and I do not wish to make this into a chore when it has been such a pleasure to create.

As this will be my final post to SereneStyle I wanted to finish with a gorgeous gown from one of my all time favourite Secondlife designers Silvan Moon Designs. A Murder of Crows, shown here in purple, is available at the current round of We Love Roleplay . It comes in a selection of darkly dramatic color combinations and includes Maitreya and SLink fit gown and train as well as the crowning glory a sumptuous chapeau.

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The gloves are a Dead Dollz item from a past gacha event and are rigged for Maitreya but not bento ( therefore there is a little poke through but I decided to roll with it).  The glorious waves is courtesy of Sintiklia – Gigi is at the just opened round of C88. The pose prop a very old , and most likely unavailable anywhere, item from flowey.

As this is a farewell for this blog I will mention that I have started exploring several of the newer Social media platforms designed for Secondlife residents and will continue to take photos and share my enjoyment of SL clothing and locations, there won’t be any ” sponsors” connected to this however , it will be purely as and when I choose. So if you too are checking out non- flickr related platforms check out :  https://pixelvr.me/  and     https://socialvr.life/.

Finally a big thank you to all followers, readers and supporters of SereneStyle, I have loved sharing my SL with you and appreciate the role you have all played in this blogging experience.

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There is always Hope

Born of Hope gown, Silvan Moon Designs @ We Love RP

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

( stanza 1 :  Hope is the the thing with feathers, by Emily Dickinson ; source https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/hope-is-the-thing-with-feathers/ )

Hope for another day

Details:
Born of Hope Gown Set-Gown-Maitreya, Teal, Silvan Moon Designs @ We Love Roleplay June  SLurl :  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/130/150/23
alaskametro<3 “Wytch” makeup palette – Omega appliers, eye make up
REIGN.- CERY WEDGES (MAITREYA-HIGH) ( hidden)
Zuri Rayna – Partial Mesh Choker Diamond/Rich Jade @ Mainstore, SLurl : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

Other details:
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
TRUTH / Bloom
AG. Prestige Eyes – Omega Applier – Summer
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Pose: Iris, an lar [poses]
Location: Luanes Magical World SLurl :  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morning%20Glow/14/215/21

Lady Arianna

Lady Arianna gown, white, Silvan Moon Designs @ WLRP

Close your eyes and you can see
the way the world’s suppose to be
Sunrise on a clear blue sky
fields of daisies, soft butterflies

Tall trees, leaves glistening with dew
streams and rivers flowing thru
Birds singing and flying high
gentle breezes with cloudless skies

( part of  Nature – Poem by Bonnie Harding ; source :   https://www.poemhunter.com/poems/nature/page-2/7617349/ )

 

Zigfeld Hairpiece, creme, Sascha's Designs + Magika hair

Details: 
VISTA BENTO HEAD DIANA V.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Magika – Cream Soda (++)
SAS – Ziegfeld Creme Headpiece SLurl to Sascha’s Designs  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24
Lady Ariana Gown , Silvan Moon Designs @ We Love Roleplay  SLurl  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/128/128/1503
Poses: prejudice, double take
Location: The Grove Country Club Estates SLurl :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seaside%20Drive/112/135/22

Iona the fair

SMD Iona @ We <3 RP Nov

The November round of We Love Roleplay ( We ❤ RP) is open and Silvan Moon Designs has released another gorgeously detailed mesh outfit for ” everyday” RP wear, after all not everyday is a formal ball even in roleplay.  This lovely layered dress has the option to add the leather jerkin and wrist guards or leave plain and enjoy the ombre style fabric.

SLurl to We Love Roleplay :   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/136/133/23

I’ve actually included three different Lode pieces from different gachas for this picture,  Hand Accessory – Spiderwort Bouquet [blue],* Head Accessory – Fuchsia Crown [painting] RARE
and Head Accessory – Passiflora [pastel violet]. These are all older gacha items however you can find most of their past gacha machines available at the store.

The hair is Truth’s October group gift, I love that there is a full range of color huds AND lately styling huds too, give you so many different ways to wear one hairstyle, a really generous group gift. On top of that, it is the 1st anniversary for the Truth VIP group so there is a 250L credit gift this month ( available in the store for a few days only, wear your group tag at the time).

 

Lode + Truth+ Avi Glam

Other body details are the same as recent previous posts, Maitreya, Catwa, [session] and Avi Glam. These beautiful eyes are the Natural eyes from AG that you can find at Shiny Shabby ( I realised after I had multiple pairs of eyes on so the pupil part of the eye which should be black appears more golden – sorry about the misleading effect).

Poses: Gypsy, Purple Poses

Location for photos :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anduril/96/143/22

Kaya

Kaya gown, nude, Azul

Please excuse my lax posting of late, I hit a rather rough patch emotionally and needed to take some time to re-balance. I still have issues with my health and on-going fatigue then add some emotional stress and grief ..well I was feeling anything but Serene. I hope to be back more in SL but it may be a few days before I get back on my blogging train. Meanwhile I wanted to share some gorgeousness from several of my favourite SL designers.

Kaya is the name of this recently released mesh gown from Azul, available in 15 colors , one marketplace limited- shown here is Nude. The gown is  Fitted Mesh (Belleza,Maitreya,Slink,Standard Sizes)  with separate Rigged Mesh Sleeves (Standard Sizes) but  not worn in these photos , a Flexi Train  and a Non Rigged Mesh Circlet ( also not shown in this post).

Although this gown includes a lovely circlet I had selected to use this fantastic style from EMO-tions which you can find at the current round of We Love Roleplay. The Meridia hairstyle comes in the usual range of haircolors and includes optional crown, beads and add-on plaits.

Sarah ( LL applier) , Avi Glam @ Cosmo + EMO-tions

Another event special is the beautiful Sarah skin ( Lelutka applier) from Avi Glam which you will find at the current round of Cosmopolitan. There are six tones available, shown here is the lightest. I really appreciate skins like this that look gorgeous bare while still allowing you to change up your look with adding make up appliers ( with no conflict between make up already on the skin). Don’t forget that the body appliers that match these skin tones are available at Amara Beauty, so head to Cosmopolitan and try those demos until you find the tone that you can’t resist.

Other details in these photos : Eyes are Avi Glam Silky Eyes in Helio which were released at August Shiny Shabby. Jewelry is the Elite version of Vintage Pearls ( V3) from Zuri Jewelry. Location for photo is StoryBrooke:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Baja%20Norte/107/149/2002

SLurl to Avi Glam : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

SLurl to Azul: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/128/128/1103

SLurl to Cosmopolitan: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/130/21/24

SLurl to We Love Roleplay: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/130/150/23

SLurl to Zuri Jewelry: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

 

In adoration of Amelia

Meilin, EMO-tions @ We <3 RP + Amelia, Catwa applier, Lotus @ Chapter 4

Through Facebook I entered a ” Name this skin ” competition for a lovely skin from Lotus, I chose Amelia and was thrilled to discover this was the name selected. You can find this skin in the gacha section of the newly opened round of Chapter 4. Sometimes when you play a gacha there are items that you think well I know I won’t use that.. but this one is packed with gorgeousness, including lashes, eyes, make up as well as skins. I am wearing the Rare tone 00 skin on Catwa Catya head, the lashes ,eyes  and lipsticks shown are all from the gacha too.

Jia, EMO-tions @ We <3 RP

The glimpses of clothing in these shots are also from a gacha , I think at the recent Lootbox , it consisted of short and long dresses ( with thigh high splits) , and the Lootbox prize included kimono, a beautiful corset, fans, umbrella and texture change huds.

Liu, EMO-tions @ We <3 RP

My absolutely perfectly adorned hairstyles are from EMO-tions, and you will find these three lovely new releases at the current  round of We Love Roleplay.

SLurls: We Love Roleplay:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riverhunt/129/135/22

Chapter 4 :http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamlove/90/133/1237

Location of photos : Jomo

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]

Feathered finery and friends

EMO-tions+ items from FGC , SN poses and Lumae

He whispers sweet nothings into my ear
His quiet musings that lull me to sleep
His teeth gently graze my earlobe, pulling at my earring
He’s almost like a raven, always fixating on the shiny parts of me
Except instead of repeating never more, he screams forever from the rooftops
He’s taught me how to fly
How to leave the ground
How to soar above the earth, into the clouds
He’s given me hope and serenity and peace
And for this I will forever be grateful

Raven by Megan May ( source : http://hellopoetry.com/poem/680653/raven/)

Ruby, Catwa applier, Lumae @ Genre

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Catwa – Ruby – T4 Fawn / Gunnr , !Lumae: ( @ current Genre- theme Vikings)
Hair: * HELGA * , .:EMO-tions:. ( @ current We ❤ RP)
Eyes: Catwa eyes with Omega Applier – Ice, AG
Clothing :!dM Garona – featherFlexi **BLOOD RED** ( @ current FGC)
!dM Garona – hairpiece **SILVER** ( included with top- not worn)( @ current FGC)
!dM Garona – LARA shamanSkirt **BLOOD RED** ( @ current FGC)
kara Sleeves White, Una ( @ current FGC)
kara top White, Una ( @ current FGC)
KaraSkirt White, Una ( @ current FGC)
Jewelry:* NITA * necklace, .:EMO-tions:. ( @ current We ❤ RP)
Pose prop:The Raven Witch, Something New – props n poses ( older item) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yawgoo/23/63/1201

Lily of the Valley

Lily of Hollowdell , SMD @ FGC

I love gacha! There is no denying it, especially once you get a glimpse of my inventory, and with my love of things that are fantasy.. well the Fantasy Gacha Carnival is an event that draws me like a magnet. So many amazing designers involved and the range of styles and items is wonderful. Over time the layout has changed and I must admit I found it a little harder to navigate to make sure I had seen every machine , but that’s when a guide of stores is so useful – check out this one on Seraphim http://seraphimsl.com/2017/02/07/play-for-the-newest-gear-at-fantasy-gacha-carnival/. You have until March 7th to get your Fantasy Gacha fix!

SMD+ Skinnery + GizzA

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Sophia (Catwa Applier) toffee, [theSkinnery]
Hair: * HELGA *, .:EMO-tions:. ( @ current We ❤ RP)
Eyes: Catwa eyes
Clothing :Lily of Hollowdell Dress Set-Aqua- Maitreya, SMD @ FGC
Accessories: Mystical Wings Headpiece [Butterfly] Green Gold, GizzA
Poses: The Helena series, an lar [poses]
Location: Once Upon A Fairytale http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollandaise/155/94/55

Christmas Kisses

Christmas Kisses

Several beautiful and FREE or very low cost items to share about in my post today. First up this radiant ruffled red gown from Evie’s Closet is a gift for members of the We ❤ Roleplay group. The group is free to join and there 3 (or 4 if I missed one) Christmas trees with gifts from the designers at W<3 RP, lots of wonderful gifts so generous!

EMO-tions, Zuri Jewelry

My stunning sparkling jewelry is part of a Christmas themed hunt in store at Zuri Jewelry. There is also an event on the Jewels Isle Sim, where Zuri Jewelry is located, with lots of specials on cart displays. Be sure to check out all the stores ( and the blog : https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/ ) so that you can find the hunt prizes and specials!

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: .DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Ronda* EUROPEAN
Hair: * LAETICIA*, .:EMO-tions:.
Eyes: Catwa with {NANTRA} Natural Eyes: Grey appliers
Clothing:Giselle Gown – FITMESH – Red., *EC* ( Group gift @ We<3 RP)
Jewelry: French Kiss Christmas set- Emerald/ Ruby, Zuri Jewelry ( Christmas hunt- FREE for group members) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Poses: Palais, oOo Studio