Sometimes you need rainbows to brighten your day.

[Have Unequal] Katie Oufit of top and shorts comes in various denim solids and ombres. Maitreya, Slink, Freya at Tres Chic.

Kunglers velouria bracelets at Cosmopolitan. Various colors and both double (shown) and single looped bracelets are in the pack.

Hair: Meeya but Dela at Tres Chic

Pose by: Frozen

At Home Victorian Style

At Home - Victorian Style

I pretty much took the day off today with no plans for a blog post. I was up in the wee hours finishing a building project and then the day took a fun turn when I delved into the depths of my closet wondering what I might have that fit in with Victoriana.

I have three outfits made now, one a gift of "school marm" attire from a long time friend and co-resident who thought I should look the part when I start teaching building classes in September. Another is my very favorite of all time fancy dress from Baiastice which is beyond timeless, Bia.

All in all it was a fun day and while most of my outfits are "older", they are still holding up well.

I tried to find the maker of this dress from long ago but the shop seems to be gone and the items were all full perm templates. It was long ago. I did however find the original post.

I do however remember the gifting of the dress after I compliment a lady (who turned out to be the texturer) on how lovely it was. This was four years ago and mesh was pretty new. Maitreya wasn't in the listing of sizes as you might expect.

Additions to this styling include:

TUKINOWAGUMA  Taube hair (newish)

lassitude & ennui Wayfinder choker (2014)
lassitude & ennui Wicked booties

Meva Bento Boho Rings (newish)
alaskametro-Nyla-stockings (newish)

H and G credits:

Table and Chair set and painting by ChiC buildings
Plant and books by {what next}
Loveseat and coffee table by Trompe Loeil
One Prim Drapes by ChiC buildings
Wren Books by CALM
Silver Leaves Rug by Storaxtree (old)
8f8 - La Petite Joie Cafe - Hat Rack (gacha)

Maybe its time for YOU to check out the back of your virtual closet!

Let There Be Music

Let There Be Music

Black and white are two of my favorite -- well, non-colors. They pair up nicely in these new releases.

From Mesh India at Cosmopolitan, a big gatcha filled with musical goodness. Immense fun so check it out!

From ArisArisB&W the Watch Back dress which has four different texture options with lacy back detailing (all black of course). So fun the mix of hoodie and lace :D.

From **UTOPIA@Design** - "IRIS" boots also at Cosmopolitan. These have an easy to choose all one color option on the hud as well as color change for various parts. So you can be lazy like me or creative depending on your mood.

Out from Vanity Hair a new "do" with plenty of sass, Foot Loose. Band is color change via a hud option. Find it at Tres Chic.

This necklace is my favorite version of a set from MEVA.  Look for Marlene.

Makeup: alaskametro

Poses by: aDORKable and Everglow

A Cozy Fifty Linden Friday

{what next} FLF

It is an exceptionally exciting FLF this week with lots of great looking products at that low low price.

From {what next} two set that coordinate nicely taking you into Fall -- or keeping you comfy as you move towards Spring.

The Bellevie items include:

(set 1) 3 outdoor chairs (with or without pillow /throw), a Bento animations version and non-Bento included , also includes a small table - all texture change , 3 wood options and many multi-seasonal pillow fabrics

and (set 2) fire pit and log pile decor

Perfect for your outdoor setting.

Kelby Deck by Trompe Loeil at Collabor88

Beach Babe

Somewhere between peach and nude lies this lovely color. With lots of other choice of hues for both cover-up and bikini you can mix and match as you see fit.

From Entice for Tres Chic, the Summer of 69 set which fits like a dream for Maitreya. Belleza, Slink and standard sizes are also in the packs.

Hair: Jacky by Mina

Poses by: Diesel Works

Over at ROMP


MEVA has been one busy gal. No summer break in her schedule.

Over at ROMP, you can find a big set of spectacular dominatrix style attire. Valery. Four colors (black, white, red and cream) and many pieces lead to lots of trading. What fun. Maitreya only.

My backdrop is the Aria Gazebo and wall decor from the MEVA machine at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Many gorgeous pieces are in the set. I think the wall decor is my favorite :D.

The rares are the shorts which are unbelievably detailed. I wanted you to see that up close and personal; amazing.

Even if "Romping" isn't so much your area of expertise, this is a great set for photo shoots and just strutting around feeling powerful :D.

Hair by Soonski

Poses by: aDORKable and Everglow

Simply Smashing

On the Town

Two smashing new designs dance a two-step in this stylish combo.

From Baiastice the Junya dress for Maitreya and Slink. With lots of pretty colors, I chose one from the bonus fatpack. Great fit and lovely detailing.  Find the color of your choice (or the fatpack of course) at COLLABOR88.

The austris  liarbird necklace is a rare in the gacha at On9.  Color change stones and metal let you coordinate easily.

Vanity Hair: Flawless

Poses by: Eternal Dream



New and newish releases come together for a look that let's you escape those mundane chores and mandatory work hours.

From JF Design, the "Nadia" Skirt and Top. A harness is also in the mix. So many choices for your getaway outfit! Pretty hues and some prints are available in Belleza and Maitreya fits. Find them at Cosmopolitan.

You need some stepping out footwear too of course. These G&D Sandals Summer come with a choice of color hud in Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits. Also at Cosmopolitan.

If you put on your sneakers and sprint, you can find these Kunglers Paty earrings at Shiny Shabby.  If you miss them at the event, wander over to the main store.

Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA Barret [B] available aslo at Cosmopolitan.

Makeup: alaskametro

Poses by: Vogue and aDORKable

Rewind Punk and Roses

If you love nostalgia.
If punk is your favorite mode of attire.

Head on over to Rewind and find not only this leather Punk outfit (Maitreya) but a big collection of collars. Many choices of hanging drape decor items let you decorate your pad in style!

Find them all at the MEVA booth.

My fitting tattoo is by .::Nanika::. at On9. The Clarissa tattoo comes in white, black and henna versions with three levels of ink (this is medium).  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink and Omega appliers.

Hair NLA
Poses by: Di's Opera



Arabian Nights, gypsy dances -- warm desert breezes; there is something about moving away from the everyday that is intoxicating.

From Kunglers at Enchantment, Claire earrings and Mirian necklace in a variety of semiprecious gemstones. The necklace comes in two parts so you can wear each separately or as a set as shown.

This is perfect attire for lounging in the new MEVA  Aria set available at Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

TUKINOWAGUMA,s new Barret hair style comes in two versions, both perfect for photos. This is the fuller of the duo. Available at COSMOPOLITAN (opens officially tomorrow).

Makeup by alaskametro

Pose by: couch

1001 Fantasies

1001 Fantasies

If you dream of those 1001 nights then the new Aria set from MEVA could make those dreams come true.

Lovely textures and rich colors are the stars here. There are two primary set colors, auburn and Turkish (turquoise) with a bit of olive in the gacha to spice up the mix.

Find them all at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

New Release Favs


I have to say that there are some GREAT releases this month. The middle of the "slow" season in SL; what a great surprise.

From here and there, around and about, I put together a pretty much me outfit. Here are the details.

Stories&Co. Debbie Bustier comes in several styles with this being Vinyl. Five colors by hud with Maitreya, Belleza and SLink fits. COLLABOR88

R.icielli - PEYTON Shorts are SO CUUUUUTE!  I love them. Lots of great colors; Maitreya or Slink fits. On9

(Kunglers) Camilla necklace is by far my favorite from the well-known shop. Sleek and sophisticated but not too fancy, it works well in many stylings.  This is the ivory version. On9

alaskametro's Cairo, Bali and London make up packs are avialable at On9.

Baiastice Plexy Platform Sandals (Maitreya, Slink and Belleza - high) with fatpack extras should you so desire.  Some really lovely color choices and a nice sturdy heel (I so like sturdy)  COLLABOR88

Nailed it  Ray of Light Set is perfect for this outfit. Tons of lovely color including TWO browns for upcoming Fall. On9

As an aside, I did a lot of exploring on my way to this photo shoot. If you are an art lover, the Vordum Mueseum and Gallery has a lovely exhibit on Japanese art print. The setup is much like an actual museum (those that cannot cam in need not venture in :D) and is impressively set up.

Museum Adventures

Hair: Syra by eXxEsS
Poses by: furniture, Helamiyo, Orc Inc., oOo Studio

Fetish Fair

While Fetish isn't my cup of tea *wink*, I can definitely appreciate the craftsmanship of the designs. With that said, what's a gal to do but get dressed up and take some photos.

At the Fetish Fair:

From MEVA, Desire Body Deco which might look like an applier item, but is really an impressively hugging garment set (top and bottom) available in five colors.

From Roawenwood: Madam Lyla Parlor seating. This is some mouthwatering mesh with lots of dominant animations made for the lady of the house.  Beautifully textured in rich reds and golds, be sure and drop by if this is your proclivity.

The parlor chair is the exclusive item.

Hair by Soonsiki
Pose by: Orc Inc

Natural Riches

Natural Riches

The rich colors of warm woods, antique gold mix with tones of Autumn. Still in deep summer, my favorite season will be coming soon.

From [Aleutia] at On9,  the Meghan dress, a perky summertime dress that offers woven patterned skirt with saucy tied top. A full color hud let's you mix and match top, skirt and back bow. Maitreya, Belleza and Slink fits.

Also at On9, TUKINOWAGUMA Dubet hair, a casual updo with French roll back and high ponytail.

alaskametro offers three makeup packs for Letluka, Catwa and Omega/Classic heads. Named after the exotic locations of Bali, London and Cairo, the two eye stylings whisper of mystery while the lips are a perfect understated counterbalance.  Also at On9.

This is the Meva Marlene Collar 2, the second version in Gold.  Its stay at Cosmopolitan  will soon be over; after Saturday you can find it in the main shop.

Rounding out my warm tones outfit are G&D Eve Sandals Fatpack by hud. Straps, back and soles are color change for you styling pleasure.  Find them at On9.

It would be difficult to overlook my location in the lead photo. The textures are indeed seductive.

The Trompe Loeil  Kelby Deck and Kelby Copper Hot Tub are the Collabor88 offerings this month.  Not only are they gorgeous, fit on a 512 lot and have texture change shingles; they are super-bargain priced.  Both PG and A versions are available.

The Newchurch Collister Lounger in Antique Pine while designed for interior use (there is a wall bookcase in the set) can easily do double duty in the outdoors. Find the individual pieces at On9.

Plants by DDD, trees by Little Branch

Poses by: oOo Studio

Misty Morn

misty morn

A misty morn greeted me today.  Reminiscent of early Spring, it was a pleasant change from the scorching heat of August.

From Scandalize at Cosmopolitan, a hoodie romper which leaves an abundance of skin available for tanning. A big hud includes plenty of solid color choices; I am partial to the ombre gradients. Maitreya, Belleza and Slink fits.

Also at Cosmopolitain, No Glory by no.match; a slightly messy, modern bob with plenty of attitude.

 Over at The Chapter Four you can pick up this simple triangle necklace from [MYNX]. Choose between two golds and a silver version.  Paired with another favorite choker from fame femme; they make a classic statement.

The ChiC buildings Victorian Summer Houses come in two finishes, shabby white and rustic.  Find them at On9 opening in a hour.

Bushes by [DDD].
Makeup by alaskametro
Skin by amais

Poses by: aDORKabke

Accented Neutral

Accented Neutral




From Second Spaces:

at Collabor88, the Plastictastic credenza (this in black and white but may other colors are available) and  the Plastictastic desk. A chair is also in the mix.

at Uber, Retha's Lever Lamp and Suspended Shelves. Various colors are available.

And from {what next} at COLLABOR88, the Summertime Radio with its own very spiffy color change hud. 



There is plenty of goodness coming from the MEVA camp. What's even better is that pieces coordinate in a spectacular way.

At Shiny Shabby the Fringes Vest Suede in various pretty colors; it comes with a hud for the fabric of the bandeau. Stripes and solids as well as a hide option are included. Maitreya fit.

At Cosmopolitan the Marlene collar and earrings shout out sophistication. A hud let's you choose between silver and gold.  The collar comes with and without an added pendant.

These newest releases complete the Marlene set; bangles and rings appeared in the last round of Cosmopolitan.  You can find them at the newly redecorated MEVA shop here.

no.match  NO_WHY ?   is a perfect style for showing off earrings.  The  Pack of BLONDS will be out for Hello Tuesday.

Makeup by alaskametro from the Wytch set.

Poses by: Di's Opera

Photo taken at the wharf at LEA12

Gorgeous Gifts

Gorgeous Gifts

August is indeed a great month for gifts. Beside The Gacha Garden (see previous post) Cosmopolitan is celebrating a fifth anniversary. Many of the merchants have group presents out and the bounty is definitely worth fighting the crowds.  Sami was over on day one and while the sim was full she got in on the first try thanks to her premium status. By now it should be an easier journey.

With plenty of new additions to her inventory, these are her favorites.

Kaithleen's Salty Dress in red
NO.MATCH  NO.DIAMOND hoop earrings in red

So zip on over and find YOUR special items.

Another really pretty present is this {what next} Summer Window Box. Both flowers and window box have texture change options and there is a version with brackets as well as the freestanding style shown.

VIP group needed. If you aren't a member, now may be the perfect time to join.

The City Victorian Shotgun House from ChiC buildings will be the RARE prize in an upcoming gacha at Tres Chic later this month.

Drop on by LEA12 (by the beach) if you would like to take a tour.

Poses by: an lar

Music for One

Music for One

What's a girl to do on a hot August night?  Music for one comes to mind.

Lots of new releases as well as some great gifts make up this styling.

First up is a fun pose prop from ::WetCat::. "Beat Junkie" . Both poses and animations are included in the mix, so it is a multipurpose decor item too. Find it at Cosmopolitan and don't forget to pick up a nice gift at the WetCat booth!

Over at FaMESHed you can pick up these Cher sandals in sixteen color or a fatpack hud with bonus prints. These are medium height fit with sturdy heels and lots of style -- something I would definitely wear in real life, when I opt for shoes of course *wink*.  Find them at the Baiastice booth.  Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits.

The ~Nerido~ Tasha Dress is beautifully made with fine details and a great fit. There is a bit of a caveat here *wink* as one nipple is displayed (hence careful photography to stay Safe For Work). If you have a sans nipple choice in your skin applier you would be safe, but if not a little bravery will be called for.  Find it also at Cosmopolitan.

If you are a natural girl, then the new Daytime makeup palette from alaskametro is for you. Plenty of subtlety by an artist hand. Find it, along with a new skin release at Mesh Body Addicts Fair.  Both mesh heads and classic versions are in the mix.

I have been a fan of pr!tty since I picked up a Hair Fair gift long ago.  Jenni is a super cute style, and a GIFT at The Gacha Garden.  There is also a long style. Such goodness.

While you are wandering the gacha booths (when you can get in of course) be sure and stop by the Lapointe & BastChild Designs area and pick up these Boho Beach earrings (sorry not a great shot but trust me -- lovely). There is a killer Seed of Inspiration there also :D.

Two more Gacha Garden gifts are big packs from Artisan Fantasy (paper lanterns in many colors and string lengths) and *DD* Hotkey Wall Decor from Dilly Dolls (various colors).  Love them both!

Poses by: Wetcat and Helamiyo

Of Seashells and Mermaids

Seashells and Mermaids

Serendipity stepped in with two new releases (well three really) that go together spectacularly.

Coming your way TOMORROW, the deviousMind "Loreley"  set for the GACHA GARDEN. Lots of pieces in plenty of colors to collect. I chose Amethyst, they typist's birthstone. The bustle is especially fun and great for photos. Click and hold let's you choose your matching set color, so an all in one item. Both bustle and headpiece (not shown) are rares.

Hourglass and Maitreya fits.

Over at Indie Teepee you can pick up some really gorgeous makeup (Aquatica) and nails (oh so many lovely nails! - Beachcomb). While you don't NEED to be in fantasy mode for these, they are a great accompany.  Loof for the alaskametro booth. 

Catway, Classic, Omega and Lelutka versions of makeup; Maitreya, Omega and Slink nails. 

Hair: Magarita by eXxEsS

Poses by: Diesel Works and aDORKable

Simple Elegance

Simple Elegance

It's Tuesday AND Uber which makes it a great shopping day.

From Trompe Loeil, a new home and a new bed; both with simple, modern elegance and a touch of Asian influence.  Find the three room Emerson Cottage and Platform bed at Uber.  The cottage weighs in at 104 and amazingly fits on a 512 lot.

Lovely details and beautiful textures as always.

My wearables hale from Cosmopolitan where you can find:

the Casadel "Sare" Bodysuit in many lovely colors (in the event area). Maitreya and Belleza fits.

NO.MATCH NO.CRIME hair in a blonds pack out for Hello Tuesday in the no.match store. Male and female fits are included with two choices of fronts.

Little Branch's DownyBirch {Seasons}*Animated is also out in the shop for Hello Tuesday and comes with the tall grasses shown.

Don't miss these cute sandals at the Cosmopolitan Events area. Find them with a big color change menu at the OHeMO booth.

Poses by: Di's Opera and Torrid Midnight [nla]