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


1 Pure sm

White is the colour associated with purity. But to me, it is pink. The pink of the palest lips, the pink that adorns a baby girl, the pink of a puppy’s paw pads. It finds its roots in the deepest red – the colour of passion – yet its subtly is the epitome of innocence and propriety.

I revel in the purity of all that is pinkness.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: #28 Blueberry – Energy – Solid Dress – Maitreya *Pixie* by Blueberryxx (gacha prize at The Epiphany through August 15, 2016)
Bra: #18 Blueberry – Energy – Chain Bra – Maitreya *Gold* by Blueberryxx (gacha prize at The Epiphany through August 15, 2016)
Choker: #23 Blueberry – Energy – Choker – Unrigged *Pixie* by Blueberryxx (gacha prize at The Epiphany through August 15, 2016)
Boots: #13 Blueberry – Energy – Boots – Maitreya *Pixie* by Blueberryxx (gacha prize at The Epiphany through August 15, 2016)
*Bracelets: [Glitzz] Dreams Bangles by Lissa Bohm (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
Hair: .Shi : Valiant . by Joy Laperriere (gift at Hair Fair 2016)
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

Chair/pose: // SEUL \\ – Monster Chair – Princessa by Vo Pralou (gacha prize at The Epiphany through August 15, 2016)
Table: Apple Fall Key Table (Washed Light) by Warehousefifteendesigns (gift)
Rose box: Apple Fall Roses Box (Pink) by Warehousefifteendesigns
Mirror, toiletries, brushes & nail polish: -Tres Blah- -tb- Vanity gacha prizes by Julliette Westerburg (each won separately)
Word art: Knick Knacks ::KKs:: pure vintage – pure word by Yeiyaiel (gacha prize)
Dogs/rug: JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug by Jiansl (gacha prize at The Epiphany through August 15, 2016)
Build: L2 STUDIO Jamaica Beach House by Lindini2 Lane