Just When You Thought Your Lindens Were Safe

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Maybe you really did think your bank account was safe. Then the calendar turns over to the 7th, and not only does The Liaison Collaborative open, but so does a brand new event, Bon Voyage! And if you make it through those two events, the page flips to the 8th, and Collabor88 opens. Oh well, no use saving for a rainy day – go forth and spend now!

The Liaison Collaborative this month has tons of lovely things, as you can see from my hair, the lanterns, the stool, the gorgeous olive tree and my pose. Dig into my credits, and you will find all of the details on these gotta-have items. I’ve been teasing with stuff from this event, but now that it is open, you can go see for yourself.

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Do check out my shoes from fri.day for Bon Voyage. This event, which runs for a full month (August 7 – September 7) is themed around a specific country. The inaugural round centres on Japan. Think kawaii, think adorable, think bunny-eared stockings to go with your heels! The stockings are optional so you can choose to wear the shoes alone, but with that wriggly little nose, why would you?

Even after splurging on these two events, makes sure you save a few coins for the 5th anniversary edition of Collabor88. {what next} brings you this delightful summer house, which will perk up any corner of your garden. I simply adore the bi-fold doors and the metal roof with the finials. (As an aside, did you know you could find that term by googling “pointy bits on a roof?” 😉 ) You can also pick up the potted olive trees – obviously the little brothers of the giant version from The Little Branch from TLC – with the summer house.

So, the moral of the story is…your Lindens are never safe if you stop by my blog!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: Blueberry for Luxe Box / Misti Shackleton / Maitreya by Blueberryxx (July Luxe Box)
*Shoes/stockings: fri.day – Keiko.Platforms by Darling Monday (available at Bon Voyage August 7th)
*Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Gabriella” by Marisa Kira (available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)
*Necklace: EarthStones Rowena Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine
*Earrings: EarthStones Rowena Earrings by Abraxxa Anatine
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

*Summer house: {what next} Lucia Summer House (with lights) by Winter Thorn & FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 August 8)
*Potted Olive Trees: {what next} Lucia Potted Olive Tree by Winter Thorn & FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 August 8)
Hanging bed: tarte. skylar hanging bed by Alixxbella (July Luxe Box)
*Stool: [Fetch] Surfers Delight Stool by DistortedDreams (available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)
Step ladder: [Schultz Bros.] 06. Step Ladder by yogijo (gacha prize at The Chapter Four August 2016)
Seed box: [Schultz Bros.] presentation box for products
Typewriter: dust bunny . wanderlust . upcycled typewriter by xlnoel (gacha prize)
Rug: [ zerkalo ] Like a Bird – Rug Light by DanielEstro (gacha prize)
Wall sign: hive // happy home sign by thehivestore (gacha prize)
Side table: 10.DRD– RB – sidetable by deathrowdesigns (gacha prize at The Chapter Four August 2016)
Pouf with books: 5.DRD– RB – poofwith books by deathrowdesigns (gacha prize at The Chapter Four August 2016)
Window frame: 7.DRD– RB – windowframe by deathrowdesigns (gacha prize at The Chapter Four August 2016)
*Lantern: DRD summer dock extra lantern by deathrowdesigns – part of the Summer Dock Collection (available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)
*Candles: DRD summer dock extra candle by deathrowdesigns – part of the Summer Dock Collection (available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)
Birds: {anc} forget. Swallow [mistgray] by aki69 (gacha prize)
*Lilies: [ keke ] wild lilies – small – blush, wild lilies – big – pink, wild lilies – small – red by Kean Kelly
Grass/flowers: aa build & design Meadow Grass (with Flowers) by Jake1un
*Olive tree: The Little Branch LB_OliveTree.v2{4Seasons} by Cari MkKeenan (available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)

*Pose: //elephante poses// Jewels #4 by MelissaJean Flores (available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)

Well, That Escalated Quickly

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Please tell me I’m not the only person who goes to a store to buy ONE THING and comes home with a house, decor items and a nearly empty wallet?

Yeah, that was my Thursday.

I saw a beach sign from hive while I was out grid-hopping that I just had to have. So I headed over to the main store, whispering the chant, “Please don’t let it be a gacha…PLEASE don’t let it be a gacha!” When I arrived, I heaved a sigh of relief that it wasn’t. So I bought it (well, I actually bought the fatpack of signs, but it was a STEAL!) Then, instead of doing the sensible thing and TPing out, I wandered. And yeah…there it was, with a shiny “NEW” sign on it…a gacha with the most delectable shabby chic STUFF. Before I could stop myself (like I really tried *rolls eyes*) I was dropping my L’s like a male stripper’s boxers on ladies night.

I really didn’t make out too badly. I hit the rare house on only the um…well, before I was broke. I was so thrilled that I hurried home, only to realise that with my new contemporary look, I had no place to put my pretty new things. With a heavy sigh, I scurried to my barren platform and started rezzing out my goodies. Oh, so pretty! Oh, so nice!

Oh, so empty…

Yeah, I had a half dozen things to place in the adorable little house, but it just felt so sparse. So, of course, that meant digging deep into my inventory for my favourites to fill the space: [ keke ], Kalopsia, {anc}, dust bunny, 8f8 and [ zerkalo ]. Throw in a couple of tables from {what next} and Meche, a rug from Apt B and a pair of puppies from Fawny and the look was complete. OK, I could have tossed in a few more things, but I was running low on prims, so I dusted off my hands, sighed happily and just admired my handiwork.

There is a big list of credits, but after all of that work, I wasn’t about to simply enjoy my little haven by myself. There is a mix of old and new – a virtual treasure trove of delights…

…that started with one lousy beach sign that didn’t even make it into the picture.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
Available at The Chapter Four August 4-21 (gacha prizes):
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase white L RARE
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase white S RARE
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase white M RARE
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase red L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase red M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase red S
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase purple L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase purple M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase purple S
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase pink L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase pink M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase pink S
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase orange L
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase orange M
[ keke ] honeysuckle in vase orange S

[ keke ] glass art – love
[ keke ] cloth1
[ keke ] bokeh glitter big – pink
[ keke ] milk jug flowers – white
[ keke ] tea tin sprout – 3 (gacha prize)
[ keke ] water mister – floral
[ keke ] heart balloon – 3 blush
[ keke ] tin box side table – bright
[ keke ] tile shelf – green 1
[ keke ] tile shelf – pink 2
[ keke ] curiosity bell jar – dragonfly blue (gacha prize)

From Kalopsia by Isabeau Barragula:
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Daybed – White
– Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Standing – White
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Trolley – White
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Croquembouche
Kalopsia – Madeleine’s Plate Pile
Kalopsia – Flower Case
Kalopsia – Old Box (Green)
Kalopsia – Leslie’s Postcards Frame – White
Kalopsia – Room Divider
Kalopsia – Stacking Pouf
Kalopsia – Lavande Box

From {anc} by aki69:
{anc} Hatsuyume / pink peacock PET 6Li RARE
{anc} Hatsuyume / stand for pink peacock
{anc} garden. whitebook
{anc} garden. rose 6Li. RARE
{anc} happyendpark.pennant garland. ground (white)

From dust bunny by xlnoel (all common gacha prizes):
dust bunny . robin nest . silver
dust bunny . spring reading
dust bunny . pom pom blanket
dust bunny . storybook living . white candlestick phone
dust bunny . wanderlust . ivy apothecary cabinet
dust bunny . jewelry box
dust bunny . beaded lamp
dust bunny . hanging flower pot . blue
dust bunny . wanderlust . book planter

From 8f8 by iBi: (all gacha prizes):
8f8 – 16. Our Secret Hideout – Arts ‘n’ Crafts
8f8 – 15. Our Secret Hideout – Magic Box
32_8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Cushions Set

From [ zerkalo ] by ZerkaloDesigner:
[ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses – White (available at The Crossroads August 2016)
[ zerkalo ] Like a Bird – Flower Candle Light (gacha prize)

From hive by thehivestore (gacha prizes):
hive // birdcage candles [teal]
hive // butterfly wall [set 2]
hive // twigged heart [dark]
hive // antiques sign
hive // vintage clock [silver]
hive // quaint shack RARE

Meche Cozy Cottage Coffee Table by Eeilee (gacha prize)
*{what next} Amelie Coffee Table by Winter Thorn
Apt B // Vie en Rose – Rug by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Fawny – My little puppy – 1. & My little puppy – 14 by akirakiyoi

A Face I Can Live With

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I took the Mesh Head plunge at CATWA this weekend. I have tried others, but they just didn’t seem to suit me; unlike Alice, which just seems to be a good fit for me. With the addition of having a CATWA applier for my current skin by Elysium, I think I have switched for good. I have been so tempted by the beautiful appliers for mesh heads, but for the first time, I found a face I can live with. I haven’t taken it off since I rezzed it out of the box and started adjusting my shape, my eyes, fiddling with hairbase appliers, makeup and expressions. And she photographs like a dream.

I really like this cozy little corner I created to showcase some of the items from The Liaison Collaborative. I was going to do a second photo for the dress from Salt & Pepper, but I decided to try out the poses in the couch and it worked. Even seated, it shows off the sexy little number Salt has created for The Dark Style Fair 3. I didn’t even take dozens of shots; well, close, but under 2 dozen 😉

TLC runs through May 30th and the Dark Style Fair through June 4th. Do check them out and discover something new you can’t live without.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top & skirt: Salt & Pepper S&P dress Daria by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at The Dark Style Fair 3, May 14 – June 4)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Dixie Pumps – Maitreya by Shaleene Kenin (available at Uber through May 23rd)
Necklace & Earrings: LaGyo_Beatriz Statement Set – Pink by Gyorgyna Larnia (available at FaMESHed through May 27th)
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * JAILY * by Mirja Mills (available at Hairology through May 30th)
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: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral

*Couch/pose: hive // worn garden bench v 1.1 by TheHiveStore
*Table: DaD DESIGN “Soho Console” by sheerpetal Roussel (available at The Liaison Collaborative through May 30th)
*Decorative tray:DaD DESIGN “Soho Composition Tray” by sheerpetal Roussel (available at The Liaison Collaborative through May 30th)
*Candle: Serenity Style– Bring it to me – candle by Hanstrid Inshan (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through May 30th)
*Sphere: MINIMAL – Sphere Gold by Ors Quan (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through May 30th)
*Plant: [Toiz] 2. jungle pot by Marinestella (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through May 30th)
Build: Scarlet Creative Mockingbird Nook by Charlotte Bartlett (available at Collabor88 May 2016)

Photo taken using LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet