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There is always a November space

But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars Collabor88 is here and just in time, bringing with it lots of warm and cozy clothing to layer for warmth and color and just because they are beautiful. One of my favorites is Erratic’s sweater with an integrated lace skirt or long tunic and matching leggings. HUDs change the colors of the leggings and the lace. There are so many color options your head will spin. I am wearing two of the sweater colors for today’s post.
I put on some Flair socks under the leggings and added some boots from Ingenue. The Ingenue boots can be found at Collabor88.
The big handbag is from Zenith and the wind-whipped hair is from Exile – all are for Collabor88 this month.… Read the restthere is always a November space




November 2015
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But I am done with apple-picking now.

My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now….Robert Frost I fell in love with this coat from E-Clipse. I had gone to the main store to look for something else and this caught and kept my attention. It comes in several colors and the scarf is integrated into the jacket. The pants are an older pair from Baiastice that are worth keeping in your closet for mixing and matching.

Miamai released these in a gacha full of delightful pumps, Most are luscious solid colors, but there are four rares that are all as lovely as these. I love the details on the jacket – the seams, the toggles, the loose folds of the scarf. The hair is from KoKolores and debuts at the brand new hair-centric event Hairology that opens soon.
These are some of my favorite earrings from EarthStones – falling leaves.… Read the restand there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now.

If the jeans are right…

Ritu Kumar, who is one of India’s most successful fashion designers, said “When women wear denim it (the derriere) must look elegant. It’s the second thing every woman looks at in the mirror, but it’s the first thing she cares about. She does that half twirl, her back arched and her head craned around. If the jeans are right, the experience is transforming, like putting on a magic cloak.” And that’s the truth!

Since it’s “all about that bass”, Blueberry should be your go-to store for jeans, yoga pants, bootie shorts, body-con skirts and dresses and everything about that bass. If you’ve ever wondered why it’s “all about that bass” just look at the shape of that guitar. It’s bringing booty back and so is Blueberry. Not that booty ever left.
In was chilly, so I added a high-fashion leather jacket from Azuchi for Uber. It comes in three colors, though I settled on black after trying each color on twenty times.… Read the restIf the jeans are right, the experience is transforming, like putting on a magic cloak.

Exploring Vivara

There’s a new game in town. Well, a new place to game. I headed over to Vivara, a new gaming sim. I got dolled up with a couple pieces from The Instruments event, mixing a dress from DE.Designs with a feather bolero from SAS: Sascha’s Designs. There’s a lovely performance hall there and I thought since we can do anything in SL®, I might pretend I can sing. It’s purely pretend.

There are free tables there for neophytes like myself. You pay one linden and it is refunded. I don’t know how to play the games so that’s a good think. I mainly just clicked and clicked and whatever. I didn’t figure them out. Nonetheless, somehow I won 5L. There’s also a gallery and a concourse of shops. I took lots of photos because it really is a lovely place.

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. La-la-la-look at my gorgeous new shoes from Glamistry. These Zinnia platform sandals are Glamistry’s newest release and have all the hallmarks of that brand, ultra high heels and platforms and near infinite ability to customize with the color hud.… Read the restYou don’t gamble to win. You gamble so you can gamble the next day. Bert Ambrose

Beauty: It Curves

“Beauty: it curves, curves are beauty. Shapely goddesses, Venus, Juno: curves the world admires.”…James Joyce


I am back at Furillen, the bleak and desolate sim replicating a limestone quarry and luxury hotel off Sweden’s coast. It’s bleak and spare and there is an austere beauty that makes it compelling. There is nothing austere, however, about me today.

Siddean Munro has released her newest mesh body, the Slink Physique Hourglass, a body for the curvilinear, the well-endowed Mae Wests and the wasp-waisted Dollys and Scarletts. Standard mesh will not fit because there is nothing standard about Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth or any of the other bombshells whose curves defined female beauty far centuries.

Women who opt for the Hourglass figure will have to wear appliers or specially made clothing, though certainly many clothing designers will rush to serve this market. Blueberry, whose dress I am wearing in these pictures, is among the first and even gifted all purchasers of the Hourglass Physique with a free bikini in the mesh body’s packaging from Slink.… Read the restcurves the world admires...James Joyce

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The newest dress from Thalia Heckroth™ is all about the back. It is a simple sheath that is quite plain in the front and then, once your back is turned, reveals a lot of skin and a lot of design.

That does not mean it is severe. The front has a deep scoop neck and is open under the arms, so it is revealing, but with restraint.

But then there is the back! Actually the entire outfit is about the back as a closer look at the shoes will show you.

These new shoes from MiaMai released in September are very much about the back with the innovative new heel design that emphasizes the ankle and achilles.

I chose to wear the MiaMai Levels jewelry again. I love the single bold stroke of red, the solid geometry and the beautiful play of colors. This jewelry is everything – and available in a gacha at Shiny Shabby. The hair is from Moon, called Ethereal and I picked it up at Hair Fair this year. The skin is a mix of Glam Affair appliers on my Lelutka head. I used Glam Affair Meghan for the skin and eyebrows.… Read the rest“Look round and round upon this bare bleak plain, and see even here, upon a winter's day, how beautiful the shadows are!" Charles Dickens

In order for the light to shine brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon,the great scientist-philosopher wrote, “In order for the light to shine brightly, the darkness must be present.” The truth of this is demonstrated every time I work with projectors. They are brightest when it is darkest. I thought of this quote, though, in relation to this avant garde outfit from Liziaah. It explores form and texture and through its form, the interplay of dark and light. Released in deep, dark shades of aubergine, royal blue and black, the colors provide the darkness.

Explorations of form, curving shapes and an open back reveal the light of exposed skin made brighter by their relation to the dark, rich fabrics.

Here you can see the entire outfit. Frills on pants are another way of playing with form. The curving shapes of the jacket do the same. Slight touches of red add color at the nails, the shoes and in the jewelry. As you can see, I am still using the wonderful Kalopsia Broken Floor razzed out on the water. I love it.… Read the restIn order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Adrift in the Clouds

Mami Jewell has released a new dress in many colors. This teal version and it’s available in a limited edition on Marketplace.
Here you can see it in all its exuberant glory, with flexi panels that add movement and grace.
The sleeves attach separately – and have gorgeous lace cuffs.
My shoes are from MiaMai’s bridal collection. They are more than a year old, but retain their fresh and elegant look.
My hair is from Exile and the jewelry is from Donna Flora
My skin is Eline, a new skin applier from Glam Affair for Lelutka Mesh Heads. The nails are from La Boheme, an applier for Slink hands. Store info at Blogging Second Life
Clothing: -AZUL- Electra MeshDress S/Jade
Shoes: MIAMAI_Barbarella wedding – Robin (SLink medium)
Jewelry: Donna Flora Francesca Necklace and Earrings
Skin: Glam Affair Arctic
Hair: Exile::The Countess
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Eline Applier [ Arctic ]
[La Boheme BaroqueArchSilver] *Slink* Manicure
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.2
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Elegant1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.4 (ADD ME)
HUDS: LeLutka Stella HUD 1.2
Slink Ankle Lock
{anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] 1prim sculpt

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the restClouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Dorian Gray Did It Wrong

Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray told his friend Julain, “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” He sold his soul for a painting and eternal youth. He should have just joined Second Life® and mastered his emotions with Lelutka’s new updated mesh head.

As you can see, when you decide to express yourself, you can control your eyes, your eyebrows and your mouth.This gives you 84 different expressions. You can also decide whether or not your teeth should be visible.

Glam Affair released two new applier skins to coincide with the release of the updated expressive heads from Lelutka. They are named Eline and Laura and I am wearing Laura in all the pictures. Because of my dress, I wanted a different lipstick, so I used Glam Affair’s Avril for the lip color I wanted. My hair is from Wasabi Pills, a nice undo to show off the head and the Earthstones jewelry. I played with the free Pixlr photo editor that mainly just lets you apply effects and frames to have some fun with my expressions.… Read the rest“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”  Oscar Wilde

Enter Smiling

The Instruments opened today with lots of fun fashions including this gorgeous LBD from Tashi. I also used the Tashi nails that are quite horrorific just in time for Halloween.

There is nothing like a little black dress.
My jewelry is from Earthstones and is alternately spooky and sexy – spexy? Spooxy? I like spiders myself, so I love this and there are many options, changing the metals, the sprider colors and the stones.
Masoom made some very fancy pumps for the season – the spooky season.
So head over to The Instruments for the perfect Halloween LBD.  My lovely updo is from Wasabi Pills and is perfect for showing off the jewelry and the bare back and the plunging neckline. The skin is a new release from Glam Affair for the new Lelutka Mesh heads, but more about that in my next post. Store info at Blogging Second Life
Clothing: TASHI Abaddon Maitreya @ Tke Instruments
Shoes: [[ Masoom ]] Devil’s glare Shoe L +R Rigged @ Tke Instruments
Jewelry: EarthStones Spider Cascade Earrings & Necklace
Skin: Glam Affair America Laura
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Poppy Mesh Hair – Rouge
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Tashi Maleficent Nails @  The Instruments
Glam Affair Laura Lelutka Head Applier America
Glam Affair Avril Lelutka Head Applier America (lips)
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.4
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
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View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Oscar Wilde

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Jane Eyre, the unforgettable heroine who said those strong, independent and feminist words, was not the first feminist. However, I don’t think it is an accident that the word feminist was coined within five years of her classic novel. I have been thinking about feminism and Jane Eyre lately, and most particularly this, “I am a free human being with an independent will.” The other day, a Washington Post opinion piece focused on how women are expected to surround their ideas and opinions with weak, soothing qualifiers to protect the tender male ego. It imagined famous quotes as said by women complying with the cultural demand that they efface their ideas. It’s funny and painful because it is so true. It is sad that more than 150 years later, a woman saying “I am a free human being with an independent will,” is still revolutionary.

I think one reason gender neutral clothing appeals to women is that it allows women to wear the uniforms of power, the tailored jacket, the masculine hat and boots.… Read the rest“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Lybra at GEN-Neutral

GEN-Neutral is open again with several great creations. The remit for GEN-Neutral designs is to produce gender neutral designs. Things that appeal to both men and women, that can be worn by both men and women. How that is being interpreted varies. There’s a fair number of unisex items such a jeans and tee shirts. There are also several poses, decor and furnishing. All of which tells me that there is a struggle recruiting clothing designers who can get a handle on the idea of multi-gender design over unisex design.One artist who did not struggle, though, was Lybra Rage. She produced leggings and tops that men and women can proudly and beautifully wear.

The leggings can be worn on the tattoo layer or can be applied to the various mesh bodies using an applier hud. There are six options for the pants. I chose the abstract. I shot the pictures at Prison by Cica Ghost. There’s a quote that says “Stone walls do not a prison make, not iron bars a cage.” The idea is universal that the strongest prisons are in our minds and even those in prison can be free if their minds are free.… Read the restStone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That′s the problem.

A.A. Milne’s wonderfully wistful Winnie the Pooh once said “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That′s the problem.” I am sure we would be a in a better place if we listened to what the animals are telling us about our environment, but as to not listening…They never had a cat like Oscar. Listening to Oscar is not a choice. There is no not-listening option. You see, with Oscar, if you don’t listen immediately, he just gets louder and louder and louder and he does not stop. He perseveres. This comes up when he decides he wants me to lift up the corner of the quilt on my bed or the lap quilt on the couch so he can crawl under. I know he will not stop, so I am well-trained and immediately hop to it when he begins to meow (Howl is more accurate.) But then sometimes he looks at me like “what are you thinking?” and walks off tail in the air. Ten minutes later, he is back to howling for a blanket lift. After a few cycles, I try to ignore him.… Read the rest“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

Hunts And Cat Food

I’ll be edgy, I thought whimsically, and wear ripped hose. Then I spent the rest of my day wondering why my hose wouldn’t rez. Clearly, edgy isn’t my cup of tea. I decided to check out the Ricielli hunt yesterday after I picked up some cat food (and dammit a new cat) and I was pleased with how simple the hunt was. Really, not much of a hunt, just a clever sale, pink balls around the store that are numbered with corresponding items in them – you can use THIS key. I just hunted about for a few things, as everything isn’t my cup of tea and I need more clothes like I need a hole in my head (wait what? NEW CLOTHES MORE NEW CLOTHES). They’re 15 Lindens per pink ball, but anything up there is worth more than 15 lindens so as I said, it’s like an awesome sale. Pay attention to the sizing available however, I was confused a bit. You can see that it says FITTED MESH and lists the bodies. I expected to find a version for the various mesh bodies, however no it’s meant to say that the fitted mesh will fit these bodies.… Read the rest

In the middle ground between light and shadow

When I came across DE.Boutique at The Instruments last month, I liked the designs so much I headed to Marketplace to check for more.  This is one I found that I immediately loved for its bold graphic design, its gorgeous and flattering silhouette and I thought the rich colors would be lovely for fall. I am very happy with it.
I have been decorating for fall with an old Barnesworth house. I love that Barnesworth lets us modify and that I can tint because I wanted to make this house more Burtonesque and for me that means bold, saturated colors. I added a “railing” to the porch by using a fence prop from Vespertine and some pumpkins and an autumn planter from Ariskea and some mice-infested pumpkins from PILOT for Collabor88.

One of my favorite items from this month’s Collabor88 is this “ladylike” chair from Dust Bunny. The chair crossing its legs just cracks me up. I would love it even more if it had a pose that exactly mimicked that crosslegged pose.… Read the restIn the middle ground between light and shadow

Pumpkin Spiced Awesome

It’s a busy SL for me today girls, I’m up early making some soup for later, it’s just getting cool enough that some warm soup will be awesome later. Plus I’ve got a ton of shopping to do, the cats need food (seriously why do my cats email me, that never doesn’t amuse me), and I saw that Ricielli is having a CUTE little hunt that I might pop over and try to pick some stuff up, Monica Querrien did a cute little LOTD post and I am inspired to check it out while I’m out. I was looking for tights for my Belleza body and I found an inexpensive goldmine on Marketplace. They aren’t perfect, they are a bit wonky at the ankles. This could possibly be because I am wearing ISIS body and maybe they are made for Venus? Unsure. anyway, totally worth the price though so I don’t care. Here is the link to the store. I love fall colors, and I’m excited how well I was able to coordinate my pretties from Collabor88 this round for my look today.… Read the rest

Roses, Brocade and Lace @ Collabor88

Collabor88 is full of the beautiful and macabre this month. I am so very much in love with the Vanity Hair contributions especially as it works so well with the headpiece from Zenith. I imagine   it would also work well with hats and other hair accessories.
Zenith’s brocade corset and lace skirt for Collabor88 is a perfect composition of the Gothic aesthetic, corsets, ribbons and lace in a bold and sexy form that contours and highlights the body.

I added fun boots from Lassitude & Ennui – a pair i have had for a couple years. They have the kind of intricate detail that defines the aesthetic.
I added some fun lace cuffs from katat0nik, Here you get another view of the wonderful hair from Vanity Hair.
I am also wearing makeup from Glam Affair for Collabor88, as well as the chocker and mask from Zenith for Collabor88. Store info at Blogging Second Life
Clothing: =Zenith=Brocade Corset Top & Lace Skirt (Red Mix) @ Collabor88
=Zenith=masquerade (Red Mix) @ Collabor88
Shoes: lassitude & ennui Prudence boots – M – black
Jewelry: *katat0nik* (grayest) Lace Cuffs
=Zenith=Gothic Choker Victorian Collar (Red Mix) -Unrigged @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair Horror
Hair: Vanity Hair:VonVon(F)-Greedy @ Collabor88
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: Glam Affair Die de los Muertos @ Collabor88
Flair ManiPedi 224
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
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Las Calaveras de Glam Affair

This month’s Collabor88 will open at midnight with an exciting theme centered on the delightfully macabre Burtonesque palette and mood board. I am sure there are some people in the world who do not like Tim Burton’s work, but they are probably unhappy. I headed off to Deadman’s Island, a haunted sim with a beautiful ghost ship. I think Tim Burton would like it a lot. I think Tim Burton should do a film about las calaveras, the happy, delightful sugar skulls that mark the celebration of All Saint’s Day in Mexico. The Day of the Dead is not Halloween, in many ways it is the opposite of Halloween. After all, Halloween focuses on fear of the dead and the Mexican celebration of el día de los muertos is a welcoming visit with the much beloved dead. Families visit the cemetery and spend the day with their dead, leaving ofrendas (offerings) such as food and wine and the lovely pan de los muertos. They also will place photos and even a soap, mirror and razor so the dead can freshen up for the coming year.… Read the restGlam Affair Dia de los Muerto

We have a need for enchantment

I am reading The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen. I think I will have to just buy this book and return the copy I am reading to the library. Like Wendell Berry, Jensen’s book is too rich in subject matter to just read. It will be one I want to go back to again and again. I am reading it slowly, pausing after each conclusion or big idea to think. The underlying theme is that by viewing our world as an object to possess and exploit instead of seeing it as this living, breathing subject whose existence is vital, we become alienated from the world and all sorts of other ills are natural consequences of treating everything as an object to own. The writing is beautiful and powerful and full of ideas that I want to remember. He wrote that ““we have a need for enchantment that is as deep and devoted as our need for food and water.”
I think this is true. Wonder and awe are thinks we yearn for and they are most often found outdoors in the natural world. There is wonder, too, in Second Life®, at the beautiful worlds and stunning landscapes of our virtual world.… Read the rest“We have a need for enchantment that is as deep and devoted as our need for food and water.”

Color Speaks All Languages

A little over 300 years ago, Joseph Addison wrote, “Colours speak all languages, but words are understood only by such a people or nation.” He was writing about the pleasures of the imagination and arguing that the written word incites the imagination more than imagery. He also suggested that how enthusiastically people respond to the written word is influenced by their capacity for engaging their imagination while reading. I like the idea that color speaks all languages, but it is hooey. First of all, even within people speaking the same language, men and women see color differently. Women see more shades of color than men and describe the colors differently. Beyond that, colors have cultural values that vary from place to place. There is a very cool interactive chart here. White is the color of mourning in East and of bridal innocence in the West. Red is lucky in China and dangerous in Europe and North America.
However, no matter what the cultural subtext color choices may bring, no one can deny that this gorgeous Ethnic Jacket from Purple Moon will being an entire conversation to your closet.… Read the restColors speak all languages.