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Celadon / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge


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



4th of July / Lelutka at Hair Fair


Are you ready for fireworks? I certainly am! I hope our non-US friends and colleagues will permit us an excess of patriotism on this special day, and maybe even enjoy some hot dogs, cold beer, and red, white and blue with us while we watch the skies filling with color and light, and celebrate our nation’s birth.

For my post today I’m showcasing some of the wonderful Lelutka hairstyles I picked up at Hair Fair. (Confession: Yes, I got every single one — and am wearing four of the five.) They come with hairbases (not worn here) to soften the line between hair and forehead. I love them all and am still trying to decide which one to wear tonight. Hope I make up my mind by 9 so I get to the fireworks on time!

Happy 4th, everyone!

All hairstyles: Lelutka — ** NEW at Hair Fair**
(From top to bottom: Angela, Nicole, Knotted, Loose)
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur
Lips: Lelutka — Layla Lipstick — Risque

Bikini top: Boom — 4th of July 2011 Freebie
Shorts: Mon Tissu — Ginger — USA
Earrings: U&R Dogs — Tristan

All poses: Glitterati — Long Hair 3 set — at the new Truth District shopping sim





Mahogany / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge


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


I dreamed I was a country girl


This SL weekend, I dreamed I was a country girl.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a city girl down to my toes — which are generally clad in sexy high-heeled shoes.  But it is fun to try out a different lifestyle.  Now, if I was a real country girl, I might have to get up before dawn to feed animals and do whatever other chores farms require.  In sunny SL, I can do those things at any time, and never, ever have to take off my heels!  Well, unless I want to.  *winks*


Isn’t it wonderful when new releases are a perfect fit for the style you want to achieve?  I really lucked out this weekend; Truth’s new Cecilia hairstyle works wonderfully for the country girl look.  And since I won’t give up my heels for anyone, I was thrilled to discover that N-Core’s new Soleil shoe comes in several shades of denim — along with a full array of non-denim colors — so I could wear them with my jeans!  My close-up shows them at their simplest.  But you can use the included hud to change various parts of the shoe and apply any of a variety of different nail polishes.  Being a country girl, well, I didn’t have time to get a pedicure.

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

Top: Hucci — Zebra Burnout T-Shirt **NEW — Group Gift**
Jeans: Mon Tissu — Denim — 1929 Cigarette — Ink
Shoes: N-Core — Soleil — Washed Denim **NEW**

Pose: Olive Juice — Dramatically Sexy


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Lies in the dark


I’m sick to death of hearing things from
uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics.
Just give me some truth…

~ John Lennon

I heard a particularly egregious, um, ‘story’ today, and it occurred to me to wonder whether people are more apt to lie in SL than in RL  First of all, you can’t use your usual lie-detectors — that is, your senses — to discern a lie; an avatar doesn’t display the usual ‘tells’ that a human might.  And because so much conversation takes place in IM, it’s quite possible for someone to tell one person one thing and at the same time be telling someone else something completely different.  Yep, I’ve seen it happen.  Further, there’s not a whole lot of accountability.  In RL, habitual liars generally get caught sooner or later and have to pay a price.  In-world, not so much; there are no credit checks or required references. Once found out, the liar can skip out on the old avatar and create a brand new self.  A little research confirms my thesis: that people do lie more online than in RL.

So, that last little bit of nasty gossip you heard?  While it could be tempting to spread it to your ten nearest and dearest friends, you might want to consider the possibility that it’s not true.  Take a few hours off from SL, watch Rashomon on Netflix, and allow yourself to feel a little doubt.  And a little compassion. After all, the person who spreads the lie is almost bad as the liar who told it in the first place.


Hair: Lelutka — Inverted — Sweeden **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Turquoise Pale
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Vest: LeeZu — Cloe — Vintage Black **NEW**
Camisole: Coco — Bodysuit — White
Jeans: Mon Tissu — 1929 Cigarette — Black
Boots: Bax Coen — Prestige — Black Leather
Cuff*: Legit — Leather Bracelet **NEW**

Pose: Amacci — Model 5b

*Review/promotional item

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Layla — New from Glam Affair


I spent some time — and a lot of lindens — at Skin & Shape Expo 2011 yesterday.  My inventory is filled with demos that I haven’t had a chance to sort through yet, but Glam Affair‘s new Layla skin looked so lovely I had to try her on right away. Once I did, well, I just had to have the fatpack!  Layla comes in a variety of different skin tones (I always wear Natural), and includes both light and dark brows and hairbase or no-hairbase option. You also get four different eyebrow shapes, pubic options and a lash alpha.  Best of all, the fatpack includes a ‘clean’ version, and 14 different makeups so your look is appropriate whether you’re playing beach volleyball, or attending a formal ball. And if that weren’t enough, there are 50 additional Layla lipsticks available for purchase. The skin is beautifully shaded and highlighted. And, look at that mouth!!! (I think it’s just asking to be kissed.)

Also new (to me) are the Fashism eyes I’m wearing.  I asked for recommendations from Plurk friends so now have tons of new eyes to try on.  Thanks for all those recommendations, Plurkies!

Hair: Truth — Francesca — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural **NEW — At Skin & Shape Expo 2011**
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Redgrave — Classy

Sweater: Mon Tissu — Picnics & Flowers Cardigan — Blue
Top: Coco — Tank Top — White
Necklace: Mon Tissu — Take Flight Necklace — Robin’s Egg

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I started a Mothers Day post about five times yesterday, but each time I got lot in memories of my Mom; I miss her very much. I don’t want to write a sad post, so will just list the details of my ‘taking Mom out to brunch’ outfit:

Hair: Truth — Denise — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Aqua
Lashes: Redgrave — Classy

Top: LeeZu — Mailiin Blouse — Champagne
Skirt: Mon Tissu — Scattered Birds — Blue **NEW**
Shoes: N-core — Caprice — Neige
Necklace: EarthStones — Caged Pearls — White

Pose: LAP — Gown Poses
Setting: La Galleria — BlueBonnet Cottage

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Culture Shock


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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Project FUR Japan


Do you have a pet that you love? What would happen to him if something happened to you? A quick reminder that Project FUR Japan is still open. This event raises funds to rescue and support animals affected by Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami. 100% of the proceeds will go to JEARS — Japan Earthquake Animal and Rescue, a coalition of three Japanese no-kill animal shelters. For more information, read this.


Hair: Truth — Alison — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Laq — Maria — Fair **a Project FUR Japan item**
Brows: Laq — Fiar Blonde Eyebrows
Eye Makeup: Glamorize: Simply Subtle — Reddish

Top: Paperdoll — Lauren Tee **a Project Fur Japan item**
Jeans: Mon Tissu — Denim — 1929 Cigarette — Black
Shoes: Baby Monkey Ultimate Savannah — White **a Project FUR Japan item**

Pose*: SocialAngtz — Fotogenic pose 6

*Review/promotional item

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Help Japan


In a blog post the other day I mentioned that some may use SL as a way to avoid what’s going on in their real lives.  And, looking at the global picture — wars, terrorism, poverty — I can understand why that would be tempting.  But we who are fortunate enough to have safe homes in which we can sit at our computers and enter this virtual world must also think of those whose lives have been irrevocably altered by recent events.  The earthquake and tsunami in Japan took many lives, and damaged many more.  SL resident Ulrikoh Blinker is hosting a month-long fundraiser to help those affected by the devastation.  Help Japan sells many wonderful items made specially for this event; creators are donating 100% of proceeds to the Japan Red Cross.  The fundraiser is open through April 20th. Please help.


Hair:  Truth — Nahla 2 — Champagne
Skin:  Laq — Linnea — Fair
Eyes: Ibanez — ColorGlow — Limlight
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Tattoo Makeup: Bounce — Juicy **a HELP JAPAN item**

Wrap: DG Boro Sumi Ai **a HELP JAPAN item**
Top: A&M Koi Dress — Red **a HELP JAPAN item**
Jeans: Mon Tissu — 1929 Cigarette — Original
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Noir Intense

Pose: Fairy Tale
(Note: Help Japan artwork made from poster created by Ulrikoh Blinker)



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