I dressed up for a nice sunny day in this top from u.f.o. and popped over the Baffle beach and was surprised to see that snow had come to Baffle. I would have rushed off to a more comfortable climate for my open-toed Lizettes from Kalnins, but I saw footprints of someone walking barefoot. I had to hang around to see who this intrepid weather warrior was and maybe catch some hot guy running from the sauna to the sea.
Sequoia Nightfire was so busy keeping the Peace One Earth hunt train on the tracks, she had no time for guest styling before Christmas, but what a few days here or there? My parents once got a Christmas card that arrived in July 18 years after it was mailed. It came with a note from the Canadian postal service explaining that it was discovered when a desk was pulled out so they could paint behind it. Which raises the question, which is worse, not painting for 18 years or painting around the desk and not pulling it out for 18 years? Of course, coming so late, that card got so much more attention than if it had come 18 years earlier with the rush of Christmas cards. Somehow I think, though, if Sequoia Nightfire had been the picture on the face of that card, it would have glowed right through the envelope and out from behind the desk so they saw it and pulled it out and mailed in on time.
I mean look at that red! I thought about making a box and covering it with wrapping paper and having her pose as the bow! This magical red dress is from Sascha Frangilli of SAS – Sascha’s Designs. It is one of those see it to believe it dresses with the flowing panels of semi-sheer fabric that seems alive.
I went to Venice last night and discovered there even more to the City if you walk behind the bridge. How is it that I have been there multiple times and not noticed anything past the tip of my nose? I was probably fixated on how cute my nose looked and could not see past. I wore a gorgeous dress that I popped on earlier when I went to the InMutio extravaganza. Do you always wear clothing by the creator whose show you are going to attend? I sometimes think about it, but generally don’t. I generally focus on lowering my rendering cost so that I don’t spend so much energy on me that I don’t have any left for the models. With the fabulous backdrop necklace that comes with this sexy little dress from Baiastice, it’s not a low prim dress, but I just took it off and left it at home for the show.
Besides, doesn’t this dress just sizzle. It’s one of Sissy Pessoa’s Christmas Collection and I cannot wait to see the rest of the collection. I haven’t had a chance to look yet what with drooling all over the floor at the show yesterday and working on adding new blogs to Blogging Second Life and trying on white stuff for tonight’s White Ball and generally dawdling and frittering. If you need lessons in dawdling and frittering your time, I’m your girl.
Late at night
When the world is safe within their dreams
I walk the shadows
Late at night
An empty feeling creeps within my soul
I feel so lonely
So I go into the darkness of the night
All alone I walk the streets until I find
Someone who is just like me
Looking for some company
Children of the night
Late at night
Gidge and I did a bit of shopping yesterday morning with running stops at Fifty Linden Friday stores and ending at Collabor88 where we both felt like doofuses when we saw the second building full of items. I said, “How many times have I come here and never noticed there were two buildings? What a dork!” and Gidge, like me, said, “I never noticed it either.” While we both pondered what wonderful creations we may have missed in our neglectful visits in past months, we busily ran around picking stuff up. Of course, later we learned that it’s just this month that there’s the second build and we have not been missing out on half the collection every month! That makes me feel better. I saw a couch and Christmas tree there that I absolutely adored and wanted so much and for only 88 lindens I thought i could splurge – even though I don’t have a house to decorate. So I put it in my little photobox and slapped on a couple textures from Distressed Textures to make it look like i have a house and voila, there it is! There are five sits on the couch and three on the floor with a nice mix of feminine and masculine poses.
This tree made me laugh. It reminded me so much of this fabulous dried tree branch I used to have that I painted white and potted in a vase with some cement. It arched over my couch at a nice safe height, just high enough to not snag your hair even in an updo. I left it mostly plain except for a few epiphytes, but at Christmas would string it with white lights. I loved it, unfortunately, so did the dog my former roommate babysat for her boyfriend. In the epic battle of dead tree versus 185 pound rottweiler, the tree lost.
Applonia Criss of Chantkare has given us a floaty dream of a dress that had me popping over to the Musei di Roma Capitale where there’s this marvelous new exhibition with a hallway all aglow with shifting gold lights and marble columns. With a dress so elegant yet effervescent, I wanted a setting that seemed to have that same brilliant combination.
What a cool date…. 11 ~~ 22 ~~ 11
Thought I’d mention that since I just noticed it when I typed it up there ^^^!
Anywho…. back to my Look of the Day….
First, for my casual look today, I’ve donned a cute sweater and pair of capri jeans from Somnia.
This warm sweater is from the Striped Queen collection and the pants are from the Tweed Waders Muted collection. Both are new to the store and perfect for a cool fall day.
This jewelry set is one I happened to pick up at the Vintage Fair and is a very versatile piece from Amorous called Refrain. The jewels are color changing and so is the metal.
AND last but not least….. the SHOES…. and these are the NEWEST release (just today) from Kalnins Fashion. The Audrey Sandal is a gorgeous crocodile sandal, with an EASY to use HUD for matching your skin effortlessly. Just see for yourself ~
Now.. for all of the important info….
Top: Somnia – Striped Queen, Gray
Pants: Somnia – Tweed Waders Muted, Green
Shoes: Kalnins Fashion – Audrey
Jewelry: Amorous – Refrain
Hair: Truth – Cleo, Seaspray
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Bright, Ice Crystals
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Natural
Skin: LAQ – Lovisa, Peach 02
Makeup: Amacci – Pucker Lips, 5 pink — AVOKI – Shadowliner, Moss Green
This is the 4th and last of the Bit of.. necklaces at Balderdash that pay homage to the elements, earth, fire, water and air. This last one reminds me of a song that always makes my sister get quite weepy.
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day ’til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you
But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with.
It is a wistful song and there is a wistful thread to these bits of elements – a sense of collection for remembrance as well as for any mystical properties of protection or power.
I had to have the scale from Artilleri’s Fifty Linden Friday offering, because I’ve got a bathroom for the first time ever. So it just seemed like kismet that this item come along for my bathroom decor.
I am fairly sure, however, that it’s the shoes weighing me down today. I can’t weigh this much.
I’m wearing new heels from Kalnins and a slinky new dress from Haut.Monde. I was in a sleek kind of mood. Continue reading
Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat,
And around about the prow she wrote
The Lady of Shalott
When I saw the Shallot pose boat at Balderdash I had to jump in and take it for a test spin. Thankfully, I got out safe and sound. I was running around the water at Oubliette looking for a good place to shoot this great mesh dress from DCNY. The boat is nice and will suffice.
I am wearing the third of the Elements necklaces from Balderdash. This one is called Bit of Water – but really, we know it the seven seas and the five oceans captured in a little bottle of magic.