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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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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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Culture Shock

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If you’ve managed to make it to Culture Shock at Project Donate, you know that it’s filled to the brim with fabulous creations by wonderful designers who’ve joined together to give back. I’ve fallen in love with this bright, pretty top from Acid & Mala. Part of their new Boho Chic collection, it’s a joyful wave at at the hippie days of the 1960s, with a style updated for right now. The charming sculpted beaded ties at waist, sleeves and bustline add dimension to the look. The collection, which also includes a long skirt and a mini top, is available in five colors, though the orange/red shown here is only available at Culture Shock, now through May 22nd.

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

Top*: Acid & Mala — Boho Chic Shirt — Orange & Red **NEW at Culture Shock**
Jeans: Mon Tissu — 1929 Cigarette — Black
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Shanti — Hot Pink
Necklace: League — Zahavi
Bracelet: EarthStones — Mosaic Cuff — Solar Flare **NEW**

Pose: Frooti — Tiramisu Too

*Review/promotional item

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Self-portrait in sunglasses

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Aviator sunglasses never go out of style. At least that’s my theory. They frame most faces beautifully, and add a whiff of history and adventure — all those dashing pilots with their leather jackets and white silk scarves, taking to the air. Wicked Gear recently released a brand new set of six classic aviators; they’re resizable and you can change the tint and the frame texture. At $L250 a pair, these are a fabulous accessory for any sunny SL day. And, as you know, every day in SL is sunny if you want it to be!

Hair: Truth — Bebe — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Allure
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeliner: Chelle — EyePop — Blueberry

Sunglasses*: Wicked Gear — Aviator Wing **NEW**
Dress: Michami — Leather Dress — Nude
Scarf: League — Vintage Scarf — Soft Gold
Bracelet: EarthStones — Shades of Amber
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Allure — Nude

Pose: Olive Juice — Regulators 1

*Review copy

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I’m your Venus / 52 weeks of color: Banana Mania

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Banana Mania is the color of the week. Hmm… I don’t think that’s *really* a color. Nevertheless, I did try to capture something of the essence of banana. The softness and sweetness and melt-in-your-mouthness of it. The creamy golden beigeness of it. And for further inspiration I turned to — who else? — Bananarama!

Hair: Truth — Eloise — Champagne
Skin: Laq — Linnea — Fair
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Allure
Prim Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Tattoo Makeup: Glam Affair — Mary Blush

Dress: Glam Affair — Madlene (a past TDR item)
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Champagne
Necklace: League — Kandula Necklace — Gold **NEW**
Earrings: EarthStones — Quatro Diamond Studs

Pose: MADesigns — Female — Attitude **available at Pose Fair**

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Exploring Roche

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Yes, I am eyeing those hotdogs hungrily.  Fortunately I realize that eating just one will *probably* be the first step on a path of overindulgence.  So instead, I’ll turn away and explore the rest of this lovely sim.  Oh, look!  there’s a bicycle stand a few feet away!  *wonders how much pedaling I’d have to do to burn off a hotdog’s worth of calories*

STYLE NOTES

I’ve been wearing jeans a lot lately, but had to continue the pattern when I found these lovelies from Woe at FFL. The leg texturing is exquisite; beautiful painting and shading! They come in a capri version too, but I’ll wait for warmer weather before wearing those.  With one of the new Truth hairstyles (I’m going to be wearing this one *a lot*), and Katey Coppola’s terrific new poses (big sale at Glitterati!!!) I have an incentive to keep my paws off those dogs!

Hair: Truth — RiRi — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary Natural
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil — Chill
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Eyeshadow: CCD — Basic — Gold

Top: League — Breezy Tank — Black Splattered
Jeans: Woe — Graecyn — Stormy
Shoes: Kookie — City Wedges — Icecream (a TDR item)
Necklace: Mandala — Sinra — Venus Gold

Pose: Glitterati — 191 ** Pose Fair pre-release**
Location: Roche

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Forever Umber (52 Weeks of Color Challenge)

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Admittedly, I was getting a bit bored with the brown segment of the color spectrum. (Not to mention the examination of the fine distinctions between sepia and taupe, sienna and umber.) But there is something about these more subdued shades that can add a great deal of subtlety and depth to our SL clothing. As I sifted through my inventory — and travelled from store to store — in search of something that might be properly called ‘umber’ I discovered many beautiful things. My first pose involved a cocktail dress and an updo, but as you can see, I ultimately opted for casual comfort. The League jewelry, Woe top, Fishy Strawberry jeans, and brand-new Slink boots are perfect for a relaxing Saturday afternoon. (I’m sorry you can’t see the boots better in this picture, but trust me they are gorgeous! And on sale this weekend!)

Hair: Truth — Florence — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Laq — Vilda 07 [Fair] Glow Skin (Blonde)
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil Eyes — Chill
Prim Lashes: Glam Affair — Regina 02

Top: Woe — Nomi Jean Dress — Mud
Pants: Fishy Strawberry — Corduroy Treggings — Brown
Boots: Slink — Whitney — Chocolate **NEW**
Jewelry: League — Wanderer

Pose: Clique — Handsy Runaway

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Showing some skin (NEW from Exodi!)

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Don’t you just love Fridays? And to make this one even better, Exodi released a fabulous new skin: Sylvan. And not just that, but the skin I’m wearing in the picture above is an FLF special. So get your pixel butts over to Exodi today! My pictures don’t do justice to the beauty of this skin; the mouth is soft and inviting, the face is beautifully shaded, and on the beach yesterday a male friend gave my derriere two thumbs up. Wait — I didn’t mean that like is sounded!!!

Anyway… The skin comes in five different tones (I’m only wearing one here), and each makeup has tons of options: three different brows (light, dark and red), cleavage and freckles! Single skins are $1,000L, 5-pack goes for $3,000L, and the fatpack is only $7,500L. (I say ‘only’ because it is packed full of makeups.) Even better, anyone who buys a Sylvan skin will be entered into a drawing to win a build-your-own five-pack! Exodi VIP group members get special discounts; don’t forget to wear your tag!

Here are some of my favorite makeups:

Sylvan Composite

Hair (top pic): Truth — Francesca — Champagne
Hair (bottom pic): Truth — Bebe — Champagne
*Skin: Exodi — Sylvan — Vivante 17 **NEW** (a FLF item)
Prim Lashes: Glam Affair — Regina 02

Outfit: League — Burlesque Rose Vintage Plum Outfit

Pose: !Bang — Wake Me Up 9

*Review item

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