All Wrapped Up For Christmas

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This may be a record. It has taken me five days to complete this photograph!

I don’t usually log in during the week, but with The Liaison Collaborative having just opened and Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms opening tomorrow, I have been overwhelmed with delicious goodies! Rather than getting into a panic this weekend trying to do tons of photos, I thought I would pop in for an hour or so each night to get some extra pictures taken.

But, once I started unboxing, I discovered that I wasn’t going to be able to simply slip into an outfit and pop out a few props. The set actually took me two-and-a-half nights to build, half to shoot, one to collect the credits (!!!) and finally tonight to process the photo and write the post. All up, this has taken me about eight hours to complete. I could have skipped work today – I have put in the overtime already!

I’m not sure where to start with everything I love in this photo. You are going to have to dig through the credits to unearth all of the amazingness yourself, but I wanted to point out just a few things…

I’m going to start with the dress I am wearing from !gO! at The Liaison Collaborative. The dress itself is just incredible – a simple A-line dress with a square neckline, applique details and slit handkerchief skirt, all in a tastefully glimmery fabric. Then add this sexy but sophisticated boa, and you have the ultimate Christmas dress. You may even decide to save it for New Year’s Eve – it’s just that glamorous! I decided I needed a more cosmopolitan skin, so I packed up my freckles and went with tone 5 of the amara beauty Jewel head and body appliers, coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms and settled on this saucy little bob with poinsettia combs from adoness, also coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms.

As for the decor, the highlight for me is the fireplace, Christmas tree, candles, card string and crate with books from {e}lusive, available at The Liaison Collaborative. I received an IM from the creator, Dema Fairport, asking if I would be interested in blogging the set. She explained that ” I am a new builder and this set is literally my debut into the world of mesh home and garden items.”

What? Huh? NEW builder? This stuff is amazing!

The tree is a bibliophile’s dream, the fireplace is amazing with all of those shelves just begging to to be stuffed full of…stuff! The fire itself is perfect – not smoky, not too flickery, just the type of fire that you want to curl up in front of and snuggle with a cup of cocoa and your sweetheart. The same can be said of the candles, which give off just the right amount of glow.

I could go on, but I’ll stop here. Do take a close look at all of the beautiful things just waiting for you to pick up at these events.

Oh, and I mentioned that Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms opens tomorrow, didn’t I? Click the photo below to keep up with what’s going on at the Pale Girl Productions blog and I promise to include a SLurl to the event tomorrow.

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I’ve got everything all wrapped up for Christmas for you right here.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Peep:
*Dress: !gO! Noelle dress – Maitreya Lara by Gocha Merlin (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Boa: !gO! !gO! Noelle Boa Shawl – small by Gocha Merlin (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Boots: Essenz – Calgary (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Hair/hair decor: adoness : poinsettia : scarlet by Cruella Pennell (coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016)
*Body applier: amara beauty body appliers OMEGA (for Maitreya Lara – tone 5) by Shantia Soulstar (coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016)
*Head applier: amara beauty Jewel 05 CATWA applier by Shantia Soulstar (coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016)
*Lipstick: *Birth* Willow Lipstick (Cawta ‘Annie’) – TLC – 5 by Silent Alchemi (gacha prize) (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 by Catwa Clip
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

Decor:
*Available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30
{e}lusive {e} Book Tree with Lights 1 by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive Fireplace by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive {e} Light string with cards by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive {e} Crate and books by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive {e} Candles by Dema Fairport
Les Sucreries de Fairy * Solstice Doll * Orange Decoration 1 by fairyzette Sahara (gacha prize)
Les Sucreries de Fairy * Solstice Doll * Orange Decoration 2 by fairyzette Sahara (gacha prize)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Winter Village – RARE by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
Pose/gift box: oOo Studio Presents by Olaenka Chesnokov

*Coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 1 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 2 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 3 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 4 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 5 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 5 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
~Refined Wild~ – Rattan Ball – Light – A MESH Product by Khyle Sion
~Refined Wild~ — Festive Lights – RATTAN STAR – A MESH Product by Khyle Sion
ELYSIUM – Fridtjof bench – aluminium by Aleida Rhode

[ dynasty ] – Box of Ornaments – Grey CLOSED by KidDreamz (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
[ dynasty ] – Box of Ornaments – Grey OPENED by KidDreamz (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
Kalopsia – Crackers Box by Isabeau Barragula (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Kalopsia – Winter Dome by Isabeau Barragula (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Kalopsia – Puddle Duck – White by Isabeau Barragula (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Myrrine cluster of candle houses by Myrrine (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Vagabond – Ida’s Blanket Pile (Green) by Shawneese Offcourse (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
{what next} Holiday Eggnog Latte by Winter Thorn (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
*ionic* Now! Poster by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
The Loft & ARIA – Troubadour Rug by Yelo Uriza
ARIA -Nicola Pine Garland by Yelo Uriza (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
(luc) Earth Hue Candles, Silver Platter (greens/brown) by Lucas Lameth (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
Apple Fall White Iris by warehousefifteendesigns
:HAIKEI: The Winter Cabin / GACHA {7} (xmas sign) by quo0p
Pajamas: Dead Dollz The Sleepy One – Roses by Kiddo Oh
Scarf: Dead Dollz The Warm One – Scarf – Brown by Kiddo Oh
[ zerkalo ] Vintage Ornaments – 4 by AnaisTerpillie (gacha prize at The Crossroads December 2016)
[ zerkalo ] Vintage Ornaments – 7 – RARE by AnaisTerpillie (gacha prize at The Crossroads December 2016)
Build: DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” m/c V.1.0 by sheerpetal Roussel (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
random.Matter. – Book of Sorrows by Nikohl Hax (Deco(c)rate November 2016)

Photo taken using LUMIPro by Stefan Buscaylet

The Magical Garden

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Imagine a place where bunnies sit, foxes pose and kitty cats pounce. Where secret white flowers glitter and shine. Where twinkling lights peek through the grass and a cage becomes a resting place.

[ keke ] has released this beautiful Secret Garden Flowers set for the October round of The Forest. This is the event where you pay a fee and wander through the forest to collect all of the beautiful offerings from some of the best designers on the grid. That’s right – you get them all. The link above takes you to the website, where you can check out the shopping guide and the link in the credits takes you directly to the event.

It is a magical place full of magical things. Visit before it disappears on October 25th.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly

    *Secret Gardens Flowers (available at The Forest through October 25th)
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – glitter 1
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – glitter 2
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – mini
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – midi
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – maxi

[ keke ] twinkle pendel dark – maxi (main store)
[ keke ] winter flowers – shrub 1 (main store)
[ keke ] glitter floor (main store)

HPMD* Winter Grass 2013 – b by Sasaya Kayo
[ zerkalo ] Like a Bird – Cage Chair Light – RARE by DanielEstro (gacha prize)
(fd) Cat – 08 Stretching by Toast Bard
*ionic* conejito by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
*ionic* Zorrito Sentado by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
*alirium* ItchyGrass [DarkGreen] by Alir Flow
*alirium* Goblin : green : A by Alir Flow
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold] by Alir Flow
*alirium* Shiny Meadow summer by Alir Flow

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)