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

The Old Kissing Bridge

The height of romance is a walk in the country, capped off by a kiss on a wooden bridge. The Old Kissing Bridge is the latest main store release from {what next}. It comes with three texture choices, plus lanterns and steps for decoration. There is even a sign that has three choices of text, plus a plain version in case you want to add your own. The bridge rests on stone piers that can be sunk into the ground or left exposed. On my land, it worked best to sink them, so they aren’t visible, but the texturing is lovely.

There are no poses included, but that just means you can choose your own. You can stroll, kiss or cuddle to suit your mood.

It is a truly stunning addition to your landscape, capped off with a kiss.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Peep:
*Dress: Just BECAUSE~MariaDress~ by Annie Melson (available at the main store)
Shoes: Essenz – Valencia by Senzati0n Domenitzo (available at FaMESHed September 2017)
Hair: *ARGRACE* AKEMI by rika Oyen (new release at the main store)
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh head applier: itGirls – Jean Lelutka Applier – Tan Face by Annie Jolifaunt (available at Uber August 2017)
Mesh body applier: itGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya by Annie Jolifaunt

On Chance:
Coat: Gabriel ::GB::Double long coat / light brown by Takuya Jinn
Jeans: SLINK – ELIAS Skinny Jeans (Light Blue) – ColdAsh by ColdAsh
Shoes: Penny Loafers Brown (Slink)) – REDGRAVE by Emelia Redgrave
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ACCESS. by viking
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 by Siddean Munro
Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Justin V4.11 by Catwa Clip
Skin applier for body, hands and feet: L’Etre Homme – Slink Hand, Feet and Body Appliers [Golden Tone] by Dam1710

*Bridge, steps, lanterns & sign: {what next} The Kissing Bridge by Winter Thorn (main store release)
Trees: HPMD* Garden Tree05 – white 2A by Sasaya Kayo & 3D TREES Willow with roots by Nadine Reverie
Grass: aa build & design Long Grass (Spring) by Jake1un & KIDD GRASS*Hedgerow*Lavender* by doP Kidd
*Pose: C O R P U S . Country Love by Diconay Boa

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 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: – 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)