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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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Feeling beautiful

FeelingBeautiful

We fashion bloggers talk a lot about beautiful things: beautiful dresses, beautiful hairstyles, beautiful scenery, beautiful jewelry. And I guess that most of us try to find — and blog — the most beautiful items we can. But no matter what you wear, or what you blog, it really is true that it’s what’s inside that counts. I was wearing jeans earlier, just jeans and plain white tank. Slipped into this lovely dress, and hair, and makeup. But even before my wardrobe change, I was feeling beautiful on the inside. And glowing.

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

Gown: Azul — Dailey — Onyx
Necklace: EarthStones — Allure — Gold/Diamond
Earrings: EarthStones — Tennis — Gold/Diamond
Ring: EarthStones — Eternity — Gold

Pose: Olive Juice
Background Texture: Japanese Fabric by Nighty Goodspeed — Twisted Thorn

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Before the party

Party Dress

Do you ever have that moment when, as you’re getting ready to head to a party you suddenly feel shy and awkward? It happens to me sometimes, particularly if I know I won’t know a lot of people there. As a child I was painfully shy. The thought of meeting strangers paralyzed me. Upon arriving anywhere new, I’d hide behind my mother and try and keep her from leaving, or look for a corner where I could disappear. But when my Mom would come to pick me up, I’d be happily playing with the other kids, or even leading them in my favorite games of make-believe. As an adult, I’ve mostly overcome it; people who know me can’t believe I was ever shy. But to this day, I have to reassure the little girl inside of me that she doesn’t need to look for a corner in which to hide, that it’s going to be fun, and people are going to be warm and welcoming. And it almost always is. And they almost always are.

STYLE

…of course, it always helps to be wearing a fabulous new party dress and amazing new shoes!

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

Dress: Baiastice — Adima — Midnight **NEW**
Shoes: Slink — Lulu Stilettos — Black **NEW**
Earrings: EarthStones — Gothique — Gold/Opal Mosaic
Bracelets: U&R Dogs — Clair de lune

Pose (first picture): Del May — Piano Shoulders
Pose (second picture): !Bang — Stand 133

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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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Step into my dream

Step into my dream

The other day my landline rang — a rare occurrence, because, really, who uses a landline anymore? — and the sound jarred me out of my SL reverie and into my living room, almost dark but for the light from my computer screen. It took me a moment or two to situate myself in RL — to realize that while I’d been in-world, hours had passed, dusk had fallen, and I was about to be late for an important evening out. I scrambled. Here to pull a dress and shoes from the closet. There to dash on some mascara and lipstick and run a brush through my hair. Perfume. Handbag. Keys. And out the door. And as I raced towards the restaurant i thought about how much it felt like one of those mornings when your alarm doesn’t go off and something jolts you out of a lovely dream and though your body’s going through the motions of getting ready for work, your brain is still catching up, still trying to make that transition from sleep to wake, from dream to real.

In-world, we have a dream of our own making. Those who chose may completely reinvent themselves. Rules are few, and we’re born into this world already owning all the tools necessary to create anything we want. We learn to build and script and terraform and landscape. It is in many ways an ideal universe, the perfect dream. But remember that not all dreams are good. And, given the choice, would you want to spend your whole life inside a dream? I love perfect SL sunsets as much as anyone, but sometimes lightning, thunder and and the kind of driving rain that chills you to the bone and feels like it’ll never stop is thrilling and vital and awe-inspiring in a way that makes the brightest pixel sunset look like a faded photograph.

STYLE

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

Gown:  Azul — Suzana — Aqua **NEW**
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Noir Intense
Earrings:  EarthStones — Dangle Studs — Diamond/White Gold (Group Gift)
Necklace:  EarthStones — Tennis Necklace — Diamond/White Gold (Group Gift)

Pose*: Juxtapose — Still Breathing 2

*promotional/review item

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Hope

AngelofHope

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all…

~ Emily Dickinson

Agnes Finney is one of the wonderful designers who’ve contributed exclusive items to  Couture of Hope, a Relay for Life event benefitting the American Cancer Society. Her Angel of Hope gown worn here is a dream of feathers and beauty and shining white hope. The gown comes with a truly glamorous headpiece, sure to make you the belle of any ball.

Hair: Truth — Orchid — Champagne (edited)
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Aqua
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeliner: cheLLe — EyePop — Guava

Gown*: Agnes Finney — Angel of Hope **NEW — Couture for Hope exclusive**
Shoes: N-core — Chic — Champagne
Necklace: EarthStones: Caged Pearl — White

Pose: Amacci

*Review/Promotional item

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Linnea

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I’d heard about people in SL who change their skins like other people change their undies but I always thought I’d be a one-skin girl.  That’s partly because it took me so long to find my first *good* skin.  At the time, there were great skins out there, but very few with blonde eyebrows, and blonde eyebrows have always been part of my look.  Over time, as I discovered more creators, my skin inventory expanded significantly, and Mallory Cowen’s Glow Skins at Laqroki have always been at the top of my list.  I was delighted to discover that Linnea, Laq’s new skin, comes with both dark and fair brows in each of the ten makeups included in the pack.  Linnea is soft and subtle and, yes, glowing.  She’s perfectly natural, but a bit more ‘made-up’ than Vilda, Laq’s last blonde offering, with lovely highlights on the brow-bone, and a stunning variety of lipsticks that are sure to work with any item in your wardrobe. Here I’m wearing the fair skins and, of course, fair brows only!

CREDITS

Hair: Truth — Odette — Champagne
Skin: Laq — Linnea
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Ocean
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress: Tres Jolie — Gigi — Noir
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Noir
Earrings: Dahlinks — Square Diamond Stud

Pose: Essential Soul — Intensity

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Angel in the Night (52 Weeks of Color: White)

Moonlit Angel

Am I waiting for someone?
Or just bathing in the glow of the mystical moonlight?
Maybe i’m your guardian angel, watching over you.
Or just hoping for a southern breeze to come along, to warm my gossamer wings and float me away from all of this.

Hair: Truth — Bebe — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Allure
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeshadow: Glamorize — Starbright — Moondance
Hands: Slink — Jolie Hands — Relaxed

Gown: Azul — Melinda — White
Wings: from the Beauty Avatar (now Glam Affair) Lunatica dress; may no longer be available.
Jewelry: Mood — Amanti Cuori — Gold

Pose: Flowey — Long Time Now

SLurls are on the blog. List to the right ->

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Marble Halls (Garden City 2)

Marble Halls

From where I stand I can hear music, laughter and the clink of crystal glasses. In a moment, I’ll rejoin the festivities, but for now, I’m lost in a reverie, a dreamspace where everything is beautiful.

STYLE NOTES

Two more items from the Garden City Relief Fundraiser are featured here, the wonderful makeup duo from Mock (a true boon to those of use whose viewer only permits one tattoo layer), and the magnificent Coppelia gown from the supremely talented Evangeline Mills of Evie’s Closet.

Hair: Truth — Odile — Champagne
Skin: Laq — Vilda 01 [Fair] Glow Skin (blonde)
Eyes: Ibanez — ColorGlow Eyes — Limlight
Prim Lashes: Redgrave — 39 — Luscious
Tattoo Makeup: Mock Cosmetics — Strawberries and Champagne (eye/lip) **GARDEN CITY ITEM**

Gown: Evie’s Closet — Coppelia — Sea Note **GARDEN CITY ITEM**
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Ixkin — Pearl
Necklace & Earrings: EarthStones — Allure Diamond Set — Gold/Diamond

Pose: LAP — 30/365

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Hot date

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What do you wear for a hot date with someone special, when you want to look sexy (but not slutty), sophisticated (but not off-putting), and fun (but not dorky)? This new release from Kazou is a perfect choice. With one bared shoulder, and a cascade of ruffles on either side, it exposes a wonderful length of leg. Jori Watler’s Kaleidos jewelry and n-Core’s Chic slides add both sex-appeal and glamor to a lovely and versatile look.

Hair: Truth — Sonya
Skin: Laq — Vilda 08 [Fair] Glow Skin (blonde)
Eyes: Ibanez — ClearGlow Eyes — Greece
Prim Lashes: Glam Affair — Regina 02
Tattoo Eyeshadow: CCD — Basic — purple

Dress: Kazou — Waves Dress — Purple *NEW*
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Champagne *NEW*
Earrings & Bracelet: Mood — Kaleidos Selenite Set

Pose: Olive Juice — Kick ’em High

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