Respite With Dragonflies

“Nope” pretty much sums up how I felt about doing anything today. With temperatures hovering around 45C (113F) it was a good day to sit very still with a fan blowing full-force on me. It was even too hot to log into Second Life for most of the day.

Eventually, the mercury dipped to a brisk 40C and I launched my viewer to try to do a bit of work. Although trying out pretty new things isn’t really a hardship, it does take a bit of effort to put the look together.

I am showcasing both fashion, beauty and home & garden in this post. With both The Liaison Collaborative and The Seasons Story opening soon, it is a good opportunity to give you a sneak preview of some of the goodies to come.

I am wearing the [ session ] Phoebe Tone02 Catwa Applier for this photo. I hadn’t worn a Catwa head for a while, but this skin was just too pretty to pass up. My eye shadow and lipstick are choices that come with the applier and I chose to add both freckles and moles – also options with this applier. The only variance from the original are my eyebrows, as this set doesn’t come with red brows (light and dark only). However, it does have a no-brow option, so I was able to stay true to my ginger roots (pun intended). The shading is really lovely on this skin and I love the shape of the lips.

Also from TLC are these great jeans from Entice. They are designed to work with Mid feet; a rarity in most designs. If you tend to wear this foot position, you really should grab these jeans. They come in the traditional denim shades, plus some brighter colours to work with almost any top in your wardrobe. I did try them with high feet and they still work well, but they aren’t designed to compliment flat feet.

On to the decor: Kuro will be releasing this lovely basket chair at the upcoming round of The Seasons Story. There are both PG and Adult versions, and you can complete the set with a basket lamp and bed.

Since these events aren’t yet open, you should visit the [ keke ] mainstore or Marketplace in the meantime. The beautiful dragonflies come in a fatpack of 5 colours for one low price.

They will turn the most pedestrian garden into a place of whimsical respite; just what is needed on an ultra-hot day.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: .epoch. hash tied top. maitreya.nope. by Lylah Lyric
*Jeans: Entice – Baby I’m Yours Jeans by EnticeStore (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
*Choker: .::Nanika::. Within my heart choker by sDEVAs (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)

*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx Leshelle
*Mesh head applier: [ session ] Phoebe Tone02 (Catwa applier) by Anj4 (available at The Liaison Collaborative January 7-30)
Mesh body applier: [ session ] Maitreya Body Applier Tone02 v2.3
.:JUMO:. Britani Eyebrows – CATWA Heads by JumoFashion
Hair: [BAD HAIR DAY] Saha Hair by MatthewMil (available at FaMESHed January 2018)
*Chair & pose: Kuro – Basket chair Adult by Luana Dawg (coming to The Seasons Story January 10)
*Dragonflies: [ keke ] even dragonflies dream . warm by Kean Kelly
Grass: Garden by anc dotty wild grass {colorful} 1prim ring by aki69
Flowers: KIDD GRASS*Bush*Rudbeckia Small by doP Kidd
Wall: –ANHELO-M45WA-181GA :: my little garden (wall) by fk0724


If you’re going to pull off a robbery, be brazen and walk right out, hiding the goods in plain sight.

The Winter Bride Collection by Salt & Pepper for the December round of The Arcade is an absolute stunner. From chin to thigh, everything I am wearing is from this gacha gem, and not one of these items is a Rare. Hitting any combination on this machine is worthy of a heist; the Rares are even more incredible! I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to blog the wedding dress, collar & cuff set or fur coat, but do check out The Arcade Shopping Guide or the Salt & Pepper Flickr post for the full details.

This collection has stolen away my heart like a thief in the night.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From Salt & Pepper Winter Bride Collection for The Arcade December 2017 by xxSaltandPepperxx (all common gacha prizes):
S&P WB lace dress night Maitreya
S&P WB bra night Maitreya
S&P WB panties night Maitreya
S&P WB garter night Maitreya
S&P WB stola silver

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer MG – Necklace – Waldorf Pearl and Carved Roses by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed December 2017)
Shoes: N-core KATE FUR “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet by Claire Messenger (available at FaMESHed December 2017)
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
Eye shadow & lipstick: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells (from Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Pose: CORPUS – Wall Stand by Diconay Boa
Location: D O X
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 V3 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Dancing Queen Wannabe

When you’re a dancer (wannabe or full-fledged), you’ve got to have options. Either you’re not going to make it or eventually your corns, calluses and creaky joints will force you into retirement.

While I’m fresh out of ideas for a dancer’s future prospects, I have loads of other options to tell you about, starting with the extremely versatile Amber Shirt from Just BECAUSE, available at the current round of FaMESHed. Not only are there colour varieties (including additional hues with the fatpack), each shirt comes with HUD-driven options for the straps. In addition to the version I am wearing, you can add another set that wraps around your neck, or you can dispense with them completely, giving you a pretty scoop neckline. Tick the box for choices!

And if you are a dancer, you can’t be without a tip jar. [ keke ] will be releasing a set of tip jars for the upcoming new event, Le Six, opening on October 6th. These jars do not come with a tip script, but they are mod, so you can add the script of your choice. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which one to use: they come with different sayings on the tags, with options from the traditional to the fun. Included are “Tips are appreciated – Thank you!”, “Tip here – Giving returns ten-fold :)”, “Money is the root of all evil. Cleanse yourself here”, “Tips are like hugging without all the touching” and “Please tip. My boss is a real bastard”. See what I mean about options?

Finally, the rustic screen I am using is from Flair. You get not only the triptych screen I am showing, there are three separate panels, as well. In addition, each section can be retextured with three options for the frame and the weave. The possibilities are mind-boggling! This item will be available at the “Going To The Max” event, which begins on October 3rd. In case you haven’t heard about this event, it is to assist Second Life resident and creator, Maxwell Graf, owner and creator of Rustica (in world sim/store, Marketplace). Max and his wife are being evicted from their home by family after caring for his wife’s parents until their death. With the generosity that creators in Second Life are known for, several have banded together to present an event to benefit Max and his wife, Cheryl. This event runs for only one week, so do plan to visit to help out. Another option is to go to the in world store or visit Marketplace (links above) and purchase something to assist. The location has not yet been announced, but I found information on the event on Mona Eberhardt’s bog. Keep your eyes open for the location in a couple of days. *EDIT: I found the SLurl to the event location on the ForMax Facebook page.

If you have an option to shop and help someone out, then there really is no option but to do so.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: Just BECAUSE ~AmberShirt by Annie Melson (available at FaMESHed October 2017)
*Panties: Just BECAUSE Nicki Panties by Annie Melson
Hair: =DeLa*= Bento Mesh Hair “Shea” Reds by Kuranosuke Kamachi (available at Uber through October 23)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head appier (including lipstick, eyeliner & eyeshadow): *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 04 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 04. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort

*Room divider: Flair – Rustic Screen – Pack – Texture Change by Sasy Scarborough (coming to the “Going To The Max” event October 3, 2017 – location TBA)
*Tip jars: [ keke ] tip jar . hug .and . boss . by Kean Kelly (coming to Le Six October 6, 2017)
*Table: [ keke ] gustavian console table – dusk by Kean Kelly
Curtains: Stockholm&Lima: Boho Black Out Curtains by Surrealia Anatine (former Deco(c)rate item)
*Guitar: {what next} Hanging Guitar (Boho) by Winter Thorn
Gacha prizes from :HAIKEI: by quo0p:
Chair: Take Me Away_Gacha / {2}
Lamp: Take Me Away_Gacha / {3}
Ladder: Take Me Away_Gacha / {4}

From Dead Dollz by Kiddo Oh:
The Warm One – Scarf – Brown
The Party One – Stockings – Nude

Rug: my own (not for sale)

Pose: Le Poppycock-Asset validation by Olivia Lalonde
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet