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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

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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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Down by the water

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It was dusk…or maybe it was dawn…I don’t really remember. Took a walk down by the water, just to think, and breathe. So beautiful there, with the soft light drifting through the trees. I could almost smell the grass and hear the gentle lap of water from our little lake on a breezy day in the summertime.  For a moment, it felt like recaptured perfection.

STYLE

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

Blouse: Zaara — Anjuna — Blue
Bikini Top: DeLa — Margarita — White
Jeans: Zaara — Classic Jeans — White **NEW**
Earrings: League — Antique Lace — Old Blue Ribbon
Shoes: N-Core — Caprice — Neige

Pose: Del May — Polite Stand

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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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Sunshine Girl

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I’ve always had slightly mixed feelings about summer. So much to love about it: the long days, the healing power of sunshine, and those wonderful three-day weekends. But summer in the city can be brutal — heat rising from the asphalt, standing on crowded subway platforms surrounded by sweaty strangers, and arriving at work nowhere near as fresh as when you left home. Then again, how great it is to wear the lightest of clothing and look forward to vacationing at the beach? I think of taking that first breath of sea air, kicking off my flip-flops and running down to the water’s edge. That moment is always magical for me. I breathe in the sea and the sky and all of a sudden I’m at peace. All troubles are forgotten. I’m pulled in and soothed and elated by the rhythms of the ocean.

STYLE

Lots new this week, thanks to weekend shopping! My Fishy Strawberry ensemble is on sale at Fashionably Late — a new shopping event at Chic. The Gems & Kisses necklace was a Moody Monday special. And my platform flip-flops are brand new from Slink. In addition to all the usual prim-shoe adjustments, these allow you a choice of sole colors as well as decorative flowers and an adorable frog both of which are hide or show.

Hair: Truth — Pia — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise

Top: Fishy Strawberry — Gleam — Aqua **NEW at Fashionably Late**
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry — Sequins Gradation — Aqua **New at Fashionably Late**
Shoes: Slink — Shaz Platform — Teal **NEW**
Necklace & Earrings: Gems & Kisses — Oceane

Pose: Del May — Black Stand

Close-up of my lovely new Slink platforms!

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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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Exploring Liberty Cove

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It’s raining where I am, and though the flowers are happy I found myself in need of sunshine. A trip to Liberty Cove reminded me of things I love about SL: the beauty, the colors, the creativity.  Sextan Shepherd’s sim is truly a marvel with much to explore.

STYLE

Hair: Maitreya — Uma — Scandinavian Blonde
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Praline Rose
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Dress: Coco — Swing Dress — Art Print Blue **NEW**
Shoes: N-Core — Soleil — Washed Denim

Pose: Del May — Balletic Stand
Location:  Liberty Cove

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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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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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