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Cinderella, thinking

Cinderella

Something about this melon pink gown that I put on for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge made me think of Cinderella; I guess it’s the softness and prettiness and princess-pink-ness of it. In the story, I don’t think she had a lot of time to think about what the future would hold; she was swept away by the magic of it all and ran to greet everything it might bring. And we all know how that story ended.

Do you think, if she grabbed a moment to reflect before that fateful ball, that the words ‘happily ever after’ would have come to mind? I don’t think so. I think she was just living for the moment. She would have thought, do I go for it? She would have thought, yes, I’m going to go for it.

Hair: Truth — Padma — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Gown: Baiastice — Comme des fleurs — Pink
Necklace: Je suis — Je suis douce
Earrings: EarthStones — Trinity Pearl — White/Gold

Pose: Del May — Alternative Babydoll

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Patriarch

Patriarch2

Another week, another color for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge. This week’s color is named ‘patriarch,’ which is a new one for me. I know the word; just, have never heard it applied to a color. I suppose the name derives from the royal purple, the purple of kings and popes and emperors. The color is so rich and deep with its combination of heat and chill, that only a gown would do.

Hair: Truth — Tina — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Eyelashes — Natur
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Desire

Gown: Tres Beau — Calla (Note: The gown is beautifully bare; here I’ve added some basic layers underneath)
Earrings: Dahlinks — Celestial
Shoes: N-Core — Caprice — Pourpre

Pose: Del May — Streeetch

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When life gives you lemons…

Lemon

Luna Jubilee’s challenge color for this coming week is lemon. Beautiful color, yes. But one I never wear. I wrote about that a while ago when yellow was the color of the week. I did a subtle yellow then and am doing the same now.  For today I’ll just say, when life gives you lemons — as it sometimes does — sit down with good friends and have a few shots of tequila. It’ll all look better in the morning!

Hair: Truth — Courtney — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Ancient Rose
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Turquoise

Dress: Salt — Calypso Batik
Shoes: Slink — Shaz Platforms — Teal
Hair Flower: Haunted Zuzu — Lulu — Banana Strawberry

Pose: Del May — Precious Face
Background Texture: Distressed Textures

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Celadon / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

Celadon

The word ‘celadon’ — this week’s color for the challenge — makes me think of summer afternoons, escaping the heat by going to the museum, looking at collections of ancient Asian ceramics. So cool, that pale shade of green, light and yet filled with mystery; clear, yet hiding ancient secrets.

Hair: Truth — Lucia — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Mint
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Ancient Rose

Top: Baiastice — Apresmidi — Green (part of a dress)
Skirt: Mon Tissu — Gauzy Skirt — Egg Shell
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Platine
Earrings: EarthStones — Quatro Diamond Studs
Necklace: EarthStones — Caged Pearl — White
Bracelet: U&R Dogs — Clair de lune — Gold

Pose: Status — Love My Nails 2
Background Texture: Twisted Thorn — French Wall Panels

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A touch of blue

TrueBlue

This week’s color for the challenge is electric blue, which looked a lot like aqua to me. One of my favorite colors, aqua suggests the opposite of ‘electric’ to me. Aqua is calm and deep, soothing and sensual. It’s a happy color, but tinged with sadness and thus perfect for a day of reflection before the July 4th festivities begin. Tomorrow I’ll fly my stars and stripes and celebrate, but for today, I’m allowing myself to feel just a little blue.

Hair: Lelutka — Loose — Sweeden **NEW — at Hair Fair**
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: SMS — Floral Tulip Dress Blue (part of a dress)
Jeans: LG Femme — Miami Jeans — Wash 04
Necklace: Mood — Alkahi Dew in Gold
Earrings: EarthStones — Bow Studs

Pose: Di’s Opera
Background Rosebushes: Heart
Background Flowers: Zigana

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Mauve (52 Weeks of Color Challenge)

Mauve

Mauve is this week’s challenge color and I was surprised to discover I had almost nothing mauve in my inventory. It’s a lovely color but to me it suggests a picture from an earlier era: ladies in high-collared lace blouses reclining on fainting couches and smelling like lavender. I aimed for a little bit of an update on that. This very sexy top from aDiva Couture helped me step out of the frame!

Hair: Truth — Sonya — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Camelot
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: aDiva Couture — Zane Mitered Lace Mix Top — Mauve
Jeans: SMS — Highwaist Jeans — Pink (A former TDR item)
Earrings: EarthStones — Jharna — Nostalgia

Pose: Del May — Streeetch
Frame texture: Creator unknown; from a freebie pack

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Mahogany / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

Mahogany

The challenge color of the week is mahogany — a beautiful reddish brown that I just happen to rarely wear. I thought about my RL wardrobe which contains very few items in any shade of brown, and remembered a wonderful jacket made of soft buttery leather, and how every fall I look forward to the first cool day when I can put it on and wear it out. Since it’s now June, well, not exactly my wardrobe of choice. But I thought of those days at the beach when it suddenly turns chilly. And you throw a pair of jeans and a jacket on over your bikini and take a walk and watch the waves. Those days can be just as beautiful as days that are filled with sunshine. Sometimes even more.

Hair: Truth — Florence 2 — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Jacket: Aoharu — No Collar Leather Jacket — Brown
Jeans: Mon Tissu — Denim — 1929 Cigarette — Light Gray
Bikini: Mimikri — Starlet — Leo **NEW at TDR**
Boots: Bax Prestige Boots — Brown Leather

Pose: Del May — Flamingo Fashionista

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Jade / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

Jade

This week’s color for the challenge is jade. I think of the stone: mysterious and cool to the touch, reminiscent of the East, warm spiced air and women with mystery in their eyes.

Hair: Truth — Anthea — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Mint
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur
Eyeshadow — CCD — Basic — Green

Gown: Kunglers Couture — Sophia — Aloe
Earrings: U&R Dogs — L’isle joyeuse
Necklace: Caroline’s Jewelry — Diamond Solitaire — Gold
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Champagne

Pose: Del May — Exquisite #2

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Sad Love Songs

Sad Love Songs

It doesn’t matter how happy I am; I always love sad love songs. Like shadows that make sunlight appear brighter, sad love songs shine a light on happiness; you grasp it because you know how ephemeral it can be. You treasure it. You resolve to live every day in the moment, while listening to music in a minor key.

STYLE

This week’s color for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge is denim. Since blues and greens are my favorite colors — and I spend much of my SL life in jeans — I’d have thought this one would be easy for me. But I found it difficult to find a fresh take on denim. Giving up, then, on ‘fresh,’ I thought about what it means, what it suggests. I thought of how deeply embedded it is in the fabric of our American experience, so to speak, and its association with some uniquely American art forms, such as country music. Which brought me to ‘sad love songs,’ and this post.

Hair: Truth — Alison — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Warm Shine
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Deep Blue
Lashes: Lelutka — 2001 Lashes — Natur

Dress: Tres Beau — Buckwheat
Shoes: N-Core — Soleil — Washed Denim
Necklace: League — Wanderer

Pose: Izzie’s — MP34
Guitar: What Next — Norwegian Wood Guitar

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Passion (52 Weeks of Color Challenge — Ruby)

Ruby

Do you read a lot of SL profiles? I didn’t when I first came to SL, but the longer I’ve been here, the more I’m inclined to check out someone’s profile — whether it’s to look at a particularly stylish avatar’s picks, or to just to find out who someone is. I attended an event this evening and found myself doing a great deal of profile reading and was both impressed and astonished by the openness with which many describe their SL personae. Mine is pretty boring; I figured I reveal way more of myself here than I ever could cram into a few profile pages so I just provide a link and say, hey, if you want to know about me, go read my blog. And even here, I’m somewhat circumspect. Not so, many of the folks I checked out.  (In fact, sometimes you risk learning waaaaayyyy more about someone than you ever wanted to and have to slam that profile shut before it hurts your eyes or your mind.)  But what I saw lot of was passion.  People are passionate about their relationships, their occupations, their hobbies, and even their pixel pets.  For people who spend lots and lots of time typing on a keyboard and staring at a screen, we are quite a passionate bunch.  And despite the drama and the craziness that passion might generate, well, I think on the whole it’s a wonderful thing.  It’s passion that makes the colors so rich here.  It’s passion that makes the air shimmer so brightly here.  It’s passion that keeps those SL stars and that glorious SL sun forever shining in a beautiful blue SL sky.

STYLE

This week’s color for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge is ruby. That deep rich red that is the color of passion.  I thought I’d wear a gorgeous gown, or perhaps cover myself in dozens and dozens of ruby-red roses for this week’s picture, but somehow this sweet simple look expressed it best for me today.

Hair: Truth — Courtney — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: Paper Doll — Ruffle Tank — Cherries
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry — Aragon — Red
Shoes: N-Core — Soleil — Pure Red **NEW — at Shoe Fair**
Earrings: Dahlinks — Square Diamond Studs

Pose: LAP — Gown Poses

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