I don’t believe in Black Friday. I can’t imagine withholding my need to buy whatever I want for one day a year. I believe firmly in wanton consumerism 365 days a year. I want everything. So I am an anomaly and don’t shop madly on Black Friday. Continue reading →
My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now….Robert Frost
I fell in love with this coat from E-Clipse. I had gone to the main store to look for something else and this caught and kept my attention. It comes in several colors and the scarf is integrated into the jacket. The pants are an older pair from Baiastice that are worth keeping in your closet for mixing and matching. Continue reading →
Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray told his friend Julain, “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” He sold his soul for a painting and eternal youth. He should have just joined Second Life® and mastered his emotions with Lelutka’s new updated mesh head.
As you can see, when you decide to express yourself, you can control your eyes, your eyebrows and your mouth.This gives you 84 different expressions. You can also decide whether or not your teeth should be visible.
Glam Affair released two new applier skins to coincide with the release of the updated expressive heads from Lelutka. They are named Eline and Laura and I am wearing Laura in all the pictures. Because of my dress, I wanted a different lipstick, so I used Glam Affair’s Avril for the lip color I wanted. My hair is from Wasabi Pills, a nice undo to show off the head and the Earthstones jewelry.
I played with the free Pixlr photo editor that mainly just lets you apply effects and frames to have some fun with my expressions. You can crop, but fixing things is a non-starter. So enjoy this little gallery of emotions and photo effects below the fold. Continue reading →
NYU has released fabulous button front shirts that tuck in and by tuck in, I mean there really is a tail that tucks in, they don’t just seem to tuck. The top also has a gorgeous yoked back with a single center pleat adding volume to the body of the shirt. There are coordinating skies in several plaids. The color palette is subdued and autumnal, appropriate now that the northern hemisphere heads back to school and the freshness of fall is in the air. If you look, you can see the skirt has a couple design details to elevate it from the ordinary, including a thoroughly modern peplum that is very different from the usual in that is drapes close to the body and is longer than usual. Unlike most peplums, it is not adding a lot of volume at the hips.
I stopped off at Cape Juniper which is an interesting sim. It has a wedding venue along the shore and a small town with a retro vibe. There is also this derelict and crumbling old church (I am assuming a church) that caught my eye and drew me in.
It didn’t really seem like part of the town, but it was still a lovely spot to visit and take pictures. Continue reading →
I was very happy to read an update from Ziki Questi with the good news that Kylie Jaxxon is alive and as well as can be expected when living with leukemia. She is getting back on her feet and is deeply appreciative of all the community has done to keep her sim going during her absence. The fundraiser will continue as it is to raise funds for The American Cancer Society. Please read the update yourself for the good news.
I do not know Kylie Jaxxson, but I love her sim. From it, I imagine her as someone who finds beauty in simplicity, in the raw and unadorned flotsam of life. I imagine a kind of serenity coupled with an ease with herself, that feeling comfortable in your own skin acceptance that is so rare. I could be wildly off the mark, but I don’t think so. I think we reveal ourselves when we create and landscaping is one of the most elemental forms of creation. There is something so relaxed and comforting in the simple tableaus at The Trace Too that I feel they must be drawn from the designer’s inner self. Continue reading →