Autumn Evening

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Kean Kelly of [ keke ] has been a very busy lady. She has three new releases, staggered over the next week.

First up is the chair and table (in three colours) available Saturday for The Neighbourhood. The textures are divine, the perfect weathered look for furniture that has seen more than one autumn come and go. It will be available at the mainstore at a special price for one day only.

You may as well plan to go back on Sunday to pick up the little set of Northern Lights candles. One of the things I love most about all things [ keke ] is the way she creates anthing that includes light. From twinkling to static flames, she is a mistress of illumination. The set of candles is very small and delicate, but it can be resized.

Last, but not least, is the willows, tea lights and tea glasses for The Seasons Story, which begins on October 10th. In addition to the willow bush and leaves I am showing, there is also a tree stump with willows and pillows (I like how that rhymes!). All are amazingly detailed with interesting poses and once again, the light from the tea lights is superb.

Set the scene with these beautiful items and all you need to add is moonlight for the perfect autumn evening.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Chair: [ keke ] old garden chair – green by Kean Kelly (at the mainstore Saturday, Oct.3 for The Neighbourhood)
*Table: [ keke ] metal side table – green by Kean Kelly (at the mainstore Saturday, Oct.3 for The Neighbourhood)
*Tea lights: [ keke ] tealight in a tin – crab and tealight in a tin – fish by Kean Kelly (available at The Seasons Story beginning Oct. 10)
*Glass: [ keke ] glass of tea – honey by Kean Kelly (available at The Seasons Story beginning Oct. 10)
*Bush: [ keke ] willow shrub 1 by Kean Kelly (available at The Seasons Story beginning Oct. 10)
*Candles: [ keke ] nothern lights by Kean Kelly (available at the mainstore Sunday, Oct. 4 for Lazy Sunday)
*Leaves: [ keke ] willow leaves for ground – midi by Kean Kelly (available at The Seasons Story beginning Oct. 10)

Time-Spending

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I hope everyone has recovered from their post-Christmas turkey hangovers, safely navigated the Boxing Day sales and are ready to settle back into their lives – both real and Second.

Maybe it’s a good time to reflect; to think about the year that has passed and the one that is to come. Maybe it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions – or not. Or perhaps it’s just a chance to spend a little quiet time by yourself, to recharge after the manic Christmas season.

For whatever reason you choose, this stool from Kuro is the perfect spot to do your thinking. It is available at a special price on Saturday for The Neighbourhood. Whether you tuck it into a quiet corner or plonk it down in the garden like I did, it is versatile enough for any location. And it has some cute poses!

On another note, I made a couple of purchases for myself for Christmas. I finally joined the mesh body bandwagon and hurled myself at Lara by Maitreya almost as soon as she was released. Why did I choose the Maitreya version after spurning The Mesh Project, Slink and Belleza versions? Quite simply: the alpha system in the HUD. The alpha slices available make wearing even the trickiest cut dress or top possible with a mesh body. I was sold when I saw the way the slices on the breasts are designed. Instead of just full or no boobs, each breast is sliced into multiple alpha choices so you can customise the alpha for daring cut tops, without the risk of showing off those ta-tas to all and sundry. While I am sure there will be some cuts that just can’t be matched by this system, it is by far the most comprehensive I have trialed. I know I’ll be spending more time dressing with a mesh body than the classic SL body, but at least I can feel confident that I am properly covered – and uncovered – when I choose to wear it.

While waiting for the [PXL] Creations applier to be released (please, oh please, Mr. Larsson, release one!), the other reason I went ahead and took the plunge was because I finally found a Glam Affair skin that I like. While I have always appreciated the quality of Glam Affair skins, they just didn’t seem to suit me. But the Amberley II skin in the America tone released at Kustom9 this month fit me like, well, a first second skin. Since the Maitreya HUD comes pre-loaded with Glam Affair skin tones, it was a simple matter of buying the Slink appliers to match, and I was set.

So, why am I pretty much covered from head to toe, instead of showing off this beautiful body? Simply put, I have seen enough of Lara’s T&A on Flickr already. And she is just as beautiful wrapped up as she is in all her natural glory.

Reflect on that.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Sweater: =Zenith=(Blue) fringe sweater by Miffyhoi Rosca (available at Kustom9 Dec. 2014)
Jeans: .: Somnia :. Twiggy Jeans {Light Wash} by Sanura Snowpaw
Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots * XS-S Chestnut by Onyx LeShelle
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Rosa” (Garnet) by Marisa Kira
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C by aida Ewing (available at Kustom9 Dec. 2014)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers: -Glam Affair– Slink Feet Skin Appliers AD by aida Ewing
Eyes: [ MUDSKIN ]_Glass Eye_Blue3_w1 by Sopha Portal (available at Kustom9 Dec. 2014)
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

*Stool/pose: Kuro – Timespender stool by Luana Dawg (for The Neighbourhood Dec. 27, 2014)

I’ll Follow You Down

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I’ll follow you down, through the eye of the storm
Don’t worry I’ll keep you warm.
I’ll follow you down, while we’re passing through space
I don’t care if we fall from grace
I’ll follow you down…

~ From “I’ll Follow You” by Shinedown

If you are looking for a romantic setting, you can easily create your own from new stuff from Kuro. The bedroom set, Anfisa, is epic and is available at this month’s third anniversary edition of Collabor88 (be patient; you will get in eventually!) The bed comes in both PG and Adult versions and the dresser and accessories will all be there for the taking, as well!

The cabinet that provides this romantic kiss is also from Kuro and will be at a special price for The Neighbourhood on August 9. It also comes in decorative-only versions, but I’m using the Naughty version with animations in the photo. You can pick it up at the Kuro Mainstore.

Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and romantic weekend.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On me:

Skirt: *COCO*_MiniSkirt(RedFlowersBlack) by cocoro Lemon
Hair: *ARGRACE* Taylor – Ginger by rika Oyen
*Necklace: Cae :: Kay :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
*Earrings: Cae :: Kay :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

On him:

Pants: *Shai* Men’s Basic Chinos – Black by Shai Delacroix (available at The Men’s Dept. August 2014)
Hair: *ARGRACE* TAKUMI – Dark Brown by rika Oyen
Skin: Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 3 Dark brown by Chucky Hollack
Facial Hair: Fruk Host stubble – Dark brown by Chucky Hollack
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro

Build: Scarlet Creative Mountain Lodge Mesh House (Rare gacha prize)
by Charlotte Bartlett
*Cabinet: Kuro – Hugh’s cabinet [naughty] by Luana Dawg (for The Neighbourhood August 9, 2014)
*Bed: Kuro – Anfisa bed by Luana Dawg (available at Collabor88 August 2014)
*Dresser: Kuro – Anfisa dresser by Luana Dawg (available at Collabor88 August 2014)
*Lamp: Kuro– Anfisa lamp by Luana Dawg (available at Collabor88 August 2014)
*Books: Kuro – Anfisa books by Luana Dawg (available at Collabor88 August 2014)
*Vase: Kuro – Anfisa vase by Luana Dawg (available at Collabor88 August 2014)
*Jar: Kuro – Anfisa box by Luana Dawg (available at Collabor88 August 2014)
Painting: Intrigue Co. – Framed Watercolor Painting (Beige): Cat by Katharine McGinnis
Rug: Apple Fall AF Jute Natural Rug by Apple Fall (gacha prize)
Stool: {what next} Leora Hatbox Stool by Winter Thorn
Shoes: Cleo Designs shoes (part of a set) by Cleom Bailey

Pose by Hugh’s Cabinet