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Purple Skies At Tea Time

I took a break from a busy SL day to have some Cheeky Tea. I’m telling you I giggled pretty hard at the new release from Cheeky Pea. I felt like I want to eat tons of sweets once I had this set out – it’s dangerous to have so much pretty food nearby I think. Continue reading

Color Speaks All Languages

Colors speak all languages.A little over 300 years ago, Joseph Addison wrote, “Colours speak all languages, but words are understood only by such a people or nation.” He was writing about the pleasures of the imagination and arguing that the written word incites the imagination more than imagery. He also suggested that how enthusiastically people respond to the written word is influenced by their capacity for engaging their imagination while reading. I like the idea that color speaks all languages, but it is hooey.

First of all, even within people speaking the same language, men and women see color differently. Women see more shades of color than men and describe the colors differently. Beyond that, colors have cultural values that vary from place to place. There is a very cool interactive chart here. White is the color of mourning in East and of bridal innocence in the West. Red is lucky in China and dangerous in Europe and North America.
Colors speak all languages.

However, no matter what the cultural subtext color choices may bring, no one can deny that this gorgeous Ethnic Jacket from Purple Moon will being an entire conversation to your closet.
Colors speak all languages.I paired it with this gorgeous pencil skirt from Maitreya. The skirt details including the black back and the leather detailing make it seem to have been made for this jacket.
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You Got Me Singing

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One of the rules I live by comes from Voltaire, who said “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” A similar idea is attributed to Confucius, “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” I really took this aphorism to heart when a friend of mine was writing a book on dismantling racism. I was reading, editing and helping him find illustrations. The book was ready to go for a few years before it was published because he kept trying to perfect it, looking for a better example, a more perfect metaphor, a stronger anecdote, a better adjective. I ended up making him a sign on a huge poster board with Voltaire’s quote blown up big and stuck in on the wall by his desk. It still took him another six months to let it out of his perfection-seeking hands.

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I was listening to Leonard Cohen’s newest album, Popular Problems. His 80 year old voice is rough, dry and imperfect, but those imperfections give it such an emotional resonance that my skin prickled and raised goosebumps and my eyes became hot with emotion ready to brim over in tears. While listening, that quote from Voltaire came to mind again and I had a small epiphany. The perfect is the enemy of the good in another way – not only does the search for perfection paralyze us, but it also does not move us emotionally. Thinking of another Canadian singer, Celine Dion has perfect pitch. Her voice is flawless and strong and she has never once moved me emotionally. Even singing songs with sentimental lyrics, she leaves me cold and I don’t care for her at all. Perfection is not beautiful, imperfection is.

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Luxe

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MiaMai’s Monica Outlander has just released her Luxe collection for spring. It includes a dress, top, pants, jumpsuit and long skirt with items coordinated to mix and match. Items include a HUD that allows you to choose the belts, ribbons and other embellishments so you can coordinate tops with skirts and pants easily. I am wearing the Kalia top with the Anya skirt and chose the ribbon to coordinate with the skirt’s print. Each item comes in solids in cotton and silk and in a range of prints. I love the thought that went into the print and color coordination. Speaking of color coordination, check out the gorgeous gold-tip mani/pedis from FLAIR for Cosmetics Fair.

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Guest Stylist: Maeve Byron

Guest Stylist Maeve Byron

It’s been a while since we have featured a guest stylist here at It’s Only Fashion, but after I ran into Maeve Byron at the Mahrathon this weekend, I had to ask her to volunteer. She said she liked the blog, so of course, I wanted to feature her. Besides, she was a generous supporter of the Mahrathon – which raised 322,000 lindens for Heifer International. Yay!

According to Maeve, “I guess my style puts comfort as the main priority. Although fashion blogs like A Passion For Virtual Fashion, Juicybomb and of course It’s Only Fashion have inspired me, I don’t really jump on cutting edge style; I prefer a more classic look…maybe it’s an age thing. I like to look smart, tasteful, cute and approachable.”

I think she succeeds. Don’t you?

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Tralalalalalalaaaaaa! <3

Hi!! So.. For once in my life time.. I dont have much to say!! It is one of those gloomy days in RL and I honestly just didnt wanna get out of bed… So I am just going to jump straight to it and show you my look of the day!! Sounds good right? Oki.. Well.. Here… <333333333333333

Nooowww a little closer of a look on my outfit.. I love this hair from LeLutka.. I guess maybe its because I am from Texas and I just love big hair.. But yea… It has my heart!! 🙂

Happy Hump Day everyone!! I hope you all have an amazing day and stuff!! <333

Skin – -Belleza- – Chloe
Tats – [HUZ] – Dark Floral
Piercings – <- Pierce Of Mind -> – Fluffy V2 (modded)
Eyes – .ID. – Starburst Eyes
Hair – [LeLutka] – BLYTHE
Dress – erratic / – marney – laser cut dress
Pants – .::Silenced::. – Star Jeans (I think the store closed, I cant find it in world) 🙁
Shoes – {mon tissu} – Provence Riding Boots
Necklace – *LC* E – Meguinis Necklace
Belt – fri. – Wide Waist.Belt

Week 25 – Periwinkle

Blue is one of my favorite colors, so finding something in my inventory that was Periwinkle really wasn’t that hard… this week’s color comes to you from <P3>. A cute, fun summer top you can pair with a cute skirt, jeans or shorts, as I have here.

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AND… I had just gotten a new necklace from Dark Mouse and this new “do” from Truth … they fit the summery mood perfect.. dontcha think?

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Style Notes:
Top: – April Halter
Shorts: (Elephant Outfitters) – Jordyn Shorts, White
Shoes: fri. – Basic Flats, Cream
Jewelry: Dark Mouse – A Daisy For You, Neklace
Hair: Truth – Danni, marmalade
Eyes: .ID. – Muted Eyes, Light Blue
Skin: Curio – Sundust Frex Light, Lustre pure
Nails: Candy Nails – Pink05
Letis Tattoo: EE410
Poses:  Status