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The Swan

I made myself a promise this week that I would head over to Le lac des cygnes (Swan Lake), home sim of blogger buddy Cougar Sangria. This sultry seductress isn’t just a pretty face (although you may argue that point when you see her header photo on her blog). She is an accomplished sim designer and landscape artist. By opening her home sim to the public, you can be fortunate enough to see her immaculate work.

I was taken by the serenity of the sim; the music soundtrack is classical tranquility and the flora and fauna are simply stunning. The manor house is beautiful, but truly, it is the grounds that held me captive. She says in her blog that over half of the prims used are for landscaping, and I will believe that. In fact, I was so taken by this lush field of flowers that the luscious lake didn’t even make it into the photo. I apologise for that…kinda. To see it, you will just need to pay a visit yourself.

I wanted a feminine background for the outfit I put together, so Le lac des cygnes and its gardens were the perfect setting. The delicate pink lingerie and stunning earrings, plus the dramatic eye makeup are all from the July round of BishBox, aptly themed, “Femme Fatale.” The lingerie from [Glitzz] comes in separate pieces with a huge array of textures to choose from, while the earrings (with matching necklace) from MINIMAL have both silver and gold options. These can easily become staple pieces.

Speaking of staple pieces, Annie Melson of *Just BECAUSE* has listened to her customers and created a lovely skirt that is designed to be worn over tight-fitting tops. With the difficulty of layering mesh, this makes this skirt a must-have. It comes with four options: sheer, sheer with panties, solid and solid with panties so you are covered (no pun intended) for any wardrobe eventuality. The “with panties” version is great for tops while the “no panties” version is perfect to wear with body suits. In fact, it was created as a request to have a complimentary skirt for the recently-released Isa bodysuit. If you don’t already have it, make sure you grab it when you stop by the main store to pick up this skirt. Oh, and you can still wear the skirt with midriff-baring tops; it just will be a bit looser around the waist.

Do visit Le lac des cygnes. It is a classic in its own right and well worth your time. Please be respectful of the rules and enjoy this idyllic setting.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top, underbust and panties: [Glitzz] Femme Lingerie by Lissa Bohm (from BishBox July 2017)
*Skirt: JustBECAUSE~IsadoreSkirt(Sheer)~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson (New Mainstore Release)
*Earrings: MINIMAL – Fatale Earrings – Silver by Ors Quan (from BishBox July 2017)
Hair: Sintiklia Hair Jasmine by Sintikliasims
*Eyeshadow: .Identity. Body Shop IDTTY Faces – CATWA Appliers [Fatale Eyeshadow] by Melissa Hindrabar (from BishBox July 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi

Pose: Le Poppycock-Truth drug by Olivia Lalonde
Location: Le lac des cygnes

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Flamingo Posse

Just having a bit of fun with this cute pose set from Fashiowl at The Liaison Collaborative. I tried to emulate the colours of the flamingos, with my top from [Aleutia] (also at TLC), shorts from JustBECAUSE at FaMESHed and sandals from fri.day at Collabor88. Sometimes it’s nice to just do a photo that makes me smile 🙂

My gorgeous hair is from Vanity Hair for Hair Fair 2017. It is the last day of Hair Fair, so if you haven’t visited yet (or want to make another dash through) you have until midnight to get your stuff together.

Don’t forget to take your posse.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: [Aleutia] Jarla Top (Maitreya) by Catalina Staheli (available at The Liaison Collaborative July 2017)
Shorts: JustBECAUSE~Mimi Shorts (Solid) by Annie Melson (available at FaMESHed July 2017)
*Shoes: fri.day – Romy Sandals (Coal) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 July 2017)
Hair: Vanity Hair:Montenegro-Reds by Tabata Jewell (available at Hair Fair 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi

*Flamingos/pose: Fashiowl – Flamingos // Bento – Pose by Goizane (available at The Liaison Collaborative July 2017)
Cattails: KIDD*REED CATTAIL*SHORT THICKET* by doP Kidd

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A Summer Classic

The title of this post is a bit ironic, considering I am sitting in front of my computer in layers of clothes, trying to stay warm as the temperature hovers slightly above freezing. Although it is winter in Australia, Hair Fair 2017 is a Second Life summer classic that you can’t miss. If you click the link in the previous sentence, you will go directly to an incredible post that gives you not only a map of the fair, but also previews of the designs available, along with SLurls directly to the stores. After the cut below, I have a list of the store SLurls, but I certainly can’t match the work on the Hair Fair blog. It is an incredibly detailed post, but by viewing the images, you can easily work out your plan of attack. Once you are there, your navigation is simplified by colour-coded shutters on the buildings and guys, you can easily identify the shops with male styles by the hovering ♂ symbol above the store.

The hair I am featuring is from [DUE] at Hair Fair 2017 and is one of a huge number of short, flirty styles available this year. The fringe (bangs, wisps) are a separate attachment, so you actually have two hairstyles in one. It is a perfect summer hairstyle with a carefree look, and one of my personal favourites.

I have teamed it with two summer classics from Just *BECAUSE*: the shorts, which are now out at FaMESHed and the tube top that is still available at Collabor88. The shorts come in both a lace and solid version, so it’s a great two-for-one purchase. The tube top is nostalgic yet contemporary and a great, versatile piece for your wardrobe.

Make sure you check out the credits below to find all the details on some amazing summer classics.

Credits & SLurls to Hair Fair 2017 Stores