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A Look of the Day for my Shadow and Me

Previously posted @ Rudh’s Random Ramblings.

A second post today… Woot I’m on a roll… Luckily work is quiet, and I was pre-prepped with some cute pictures to share with you hehe…
This one is on a similar theme as the last one, though perhaps theme is the wrong term here, more that there is a similarity between that last one and this because I’m using another Exposeur Prop that my sister Solde has out for us to play with… This time it’s more of a Sartorial Showcase hehe…

OK so if you’re like me you had to check out what Sartorial meant… I’m not ashamed to admit that I did anyway, and for those of you too stubborn to check I’ll let you know that it’s a term relating to clothes, more specifically tailoring!
Now I know that I’m not wearing much but HEY it’s a form of tailoring, all that cutting of the leather and braiding it together right?! It’s actually a pretty old outfit now too… A harness style, Bitch, top from DirtyStories and a pair of baggy leather pants from Yasum with a super cute detail on the butt, it’s the perfect outfit for a biker girl like me…
It’s biker fashion at it’s finest, least I think so hehe… Guess I just made my look of the day for today hehe…  

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth – Josette
Skin: Glam Affair – Lauren in America 07
Wounds: antielle – The Alchemical Transformation
Top: DirtyStories – Bitch Top
Pants: Yasum – Mad Leathers
Boots: A&Y – Deuz Boots Metallic in Black
Pose: Exposeur – Sartorialist Showcase

As Unique and Impossible As a Shadow

Previously posted @ Its Only Fashion.

“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”

W.H. Auden wrote in his collection of prose essays, The Dyer’s Hand, ““Every man carries within him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.” Then he went on to suggest a good parlor game would be to look at different people and imagine the kinds of mirrors they might be carrying. One might be carrying a gilt baroque hand mirror, another a small compact mirror in a leather case, each of them, carrying mirrors that by design and dimension reveal their character.

I don’t know want my unique mirror would look like. I have one mirror that I purchased that goes over my dresser. It’s huge and heavy and requires two people to shift, framed in a beautiful dark cherry but free of ornamentation or embellishments. That is the kind of mirror I chose to buy, but does it reveal anything about me other than I dislike dusting? I don’t know.

“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”

Thalia Heckroth’s latest release is this dress called Francesca. It is a gorgeous dress that reflects her aesthetic perfectly, minimalist with restrained design details that are deceptively simple. The black illusion bodice and sleeves would feel dated if not for the curved leather yoke that makes it completely modern.  Seams and darts tailor the dress so that it sleekly skims the body, revelatory but restrained. The dress is made for Maitreya mesh bodies, with the clever little script that selects the alphas automatically, so it is easy to wear. The only flaw I could see is that in come extreme poses, there is a bit of exposed skin in the underarms.

“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”

I am wearing the Mary pumps from Garbaggio for The Arcade. It’s a rare item in more than one way. I was incredibly excited by these pumps once I understood what was so special about them. Unlike other pumps for mesh feet, there was only one shoe. When I put the shoes on, they did not fit. Their default fit is Slink but I happened to be wearing Maitreya. But then I put on the HUD and clicked on the Maitreya logo and the shoes shifted to fit. I am so excited by this because imagine our inventories if instead of having to save multiple versions of the same shoe, we could just choose the fit with a HUD. Add to that that the color wheel of color options for these shoes is insanely generous. Technically, they could be the only pair of dress shoes anyone would need. Of course, they won’t replace my shoe wardrobe because for fashionistas, shoes are not about need.

“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”

The dress was so elegant that I decided to add a hat. This one from Couture Chapeau seemed to hit the spot perfectly.

“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”

I also chose Miss G jewelry from Donna Flora. Tomorrow it will be two years since she died and she has been on my mind lately. I miss her.
“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”

Some mirrors distort our reflections, magnifying our flaws or our virtues. I thought this gave a better look at the hat. The skin is from League, a beautiful applier for Lelutka’s Mesh heads.
“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”
Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: AE/PoseMe – Mirror Dark Brown by mariah.naidoo (not available)
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Skin: League Pale
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
[LeLutka]-DIVA lashes
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.4
Maitreya Mesh Body – Hand L V3.4
Maitreya Mesh Body – Hand R V3.4
Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V3.4 Lara
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Appliers: League Luna Pale 1
Eyes: PXL] STUDIO Eyes – Green (S)
Hair: .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ Hair Base ~ Red I
Clothing: -Thalia Heckroth- Francesca Dress (MAITREYA) Black
Couture Chapeau CC Alhambra Lily Cloche {MESH} Black
Shoes: Garbaggio // Mary Pumps @ The Arcade
Jewelry: Donna Flora Miss G
Buildings in Background – Rowne Fashion Week Set @ The Arcade

@902@ The Surreal Lyfe featuring – ::SlackGirl:: Katalina Shadow @ Paris District

Previously posted @ thesurreallyfe.


Cherish is wearing:
::SlackGirl:: Katalina Shadow @ Paris District
Lazuri Enchanted Diamond

Filed under: Eyeshadow, Hair, Jewelry, Paris District Tagged: Iconic, Lazuri, Paris District, Slack Girl Makeup

Between the shadow and the soul

Previously posted @ On the Rox.

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

Sonnet Xvii by Pable Neruda


-mL- Kaylee Headpiece for The 24…coming September 11th
-mL- Kaylee Dress for The 24…coming September 11th
-mL- Kaylee Shoes – L – Maitreya for The 24…coming September 11th
[Entwined] Martina @ Shiny Shabby
.Things. Ryllae tattoo @ Enchantment till Sept. 5th
Zoul Creations – Haley sk2 skin w/ red 03 lipstick @ Illusion Point
Bauhaus Movement Selkie pose

Tagged: .Things., Bauhaus Movement, Enchantment, Entwined, Illusion Point, monaLISA, Shiny Shabby, The 24, Zoul Creations

The shadow in the background of the morgue

Previously posted @ The Inelegant Ineloquent.

Hello there,
The angel from my nightmare,
The shadow in the background of the morgue.
The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley.

The shadow in the background of the morgue

Headpiece: [ContraptioN] / The Gluttonous Void Mask – Available at Festival of Sin

Wings: Jian / Ravaged Wings – Available at Festival of Sin

Arms: Jian / Sanderson’s Gloves – Available at The Fantasy Collective

Tattoo: Ama. / The Grinder – Available at The Fantasy Collective

Panties: Razor / Venus Spike Panties / Onyx


Skin: Pink Fuel / Sora Alabaster


Pose: No longer available

@831@ The Surreal Lyfe featuring ::SlackGirl:: Bollywood Shadow @International Designer

Previously posted @ thesurreallyfe.

Bollywood Shadv

Cherish is wearing:
::SlackGirl:: Bollywood Shadow @International Designer
…available for Lelutka | TheShops | Slink Visage | EVE’olution & Classic Heads
Tameless Imani – Charcoal
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Collapse Diamond

Filed under: Bollywood, Earrings, Eyeshadow, Hair, International Designer Tagged: International Designer, Modern.Couture, Slack Girl Makeup, Tameless Hair

@796@ The Surreal Lyfe featuring – ::SG:: Pria Shadow @ Cosmopolitan

Previously posted @ thesurreallyfe.


Cherish is wearing:
::SG:: Pria Shadow @ Cosmopolitan
…..for TheShops | Lelutka and EVE’olution heads  & Standard SL Heads
+elua+ Hair Fair 2015 Gift

Filed under: Events, Eyeshadow, LeLutka, Makeup, Standard, The Shops Tagged: Cosmopolitan, Slack Girl Makeup

@784@ The Surreal Lyfe featuring –::SlackGirl:: Faby Shadow @FAD Fashion Event

Previously posted @ thesurreallyfe.


Cherish is wearing:
::SG:: Faby Shadow @FAD Fashion Event
.Olive– GB

Filed under: Eyeshadow, FAD Fashion Event, Hair, Makeup Tagged: FAD Fashion Event, Slack Girl Makeup, The Olive Jar

@711@ The Surreal Lyfe featuring ::SG:: Naja Shadow @ FABULOUS! Monthly themes

Previously posted @ thesurreallyfe.

Naja Shadow@ FABULOUSv

Cherish is wearing:
::SG:: Naja Shadow @ FABULOUS! Monthly themes
….includes apps TheShops & Standard SL Heads
MURRAY- Catherine Hairstyle @ Hair Fair 2015 Gifit

Filed under: Group Gift, Hair Fair 2015 Tagged: FABULOUS! Monthly themes, Hair Fair 2015, MURRAY Hair, Slack Girl Makeup

Sword of Light and Shadow

One of the things I most adore about Second Life blogging is when I select something from my inventory – whether its a wardrobe piece, an accessory, a pair of shoes, even a pose – and it immediately inspires an entire look. I had intended to go in a completely different direction today, but when I put on the gorgeous Crown of Swords by ERSCH, my prior ideas vanished completely. And the especial pleasure becomes peeking through your inventory folders to find just the right items to go with your inspiration touchstone. Given that I don’t (yet!) have too many fantasy-flavored items in my wardrobe, I went for a modern queenly vibe. I think it pulled together quite well!

Ever Afterr
Please click for full size.

My skin is in the new porcelaine skin tone from DS’ELLES, and I love how it gives me the an ethereal look without being too pale (always a tricky balance to strike). It may be found in the main store, as can my LeLutka hair, which is a free group gift available in 8 lovely hues. The LeLutka group is still completely free to join, and last I checked there were still at least six group gifts to grab in their hair store, and all of them really lovely!

My necklace is the perfectly regal Pearl Droplets by Secret Love, which also comes with matching earrings and a trio of pearl colors and metal tones in the HUD. And I really adore the shape of the Grecia Dress by BLOKC, which has the loveliest draped detailing and is absolutely perfect in this soft, blush hue. Several other colors are also available, and it’s wonderfully affordable at only L$ 75. And as I was double-checking the price for this post, I noticed that the gold version of this dress is currently set as a free promo on the SL Marketplace. Don’t miss out!

Ever Afterr
Please click for full size.

For event exclusives, I’m delighted to bring you several lovely cosmetics by Nova Bodyshop, all which may be found at the AnyBody event through July 31st. Noctea’s designs generously include system tattoo layers, as well as appliers for Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam, Sweet Lips, LeLutka and TMP. My poses are by Signature Pose, and the one in the photo above is exclusive to the My Slink Obsession event, ongoing through July 22nd.

I hope you’re all having a brilliant and beautiful weekend! I’ve finally finished trying on all the Hair Fair demos, and I even got to sneak into a few swiftly-ending events yesterday. Which reminds me: if you haven’t visited Summerfest yet, today is your last chance! (And oh my goodness, there are some gorgeous event exclusives there that made my cry mightily into my rapidly-dwindling Linden balance!) Also, Wizarding Faire 2015 has opened today, and I’m delighted to be bringing you some amazing faire finds this coming week. So restock those virtual wallets, and see you again soon! ♥

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / DS’ELLES | Mathilde – Porcelaine
Hair / LeLutka | Vent Hair – Praline | Group Gift
Eyes / Inkheart | Expansive Eyes – Green (S)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eylashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Sagan – 001 | AnyBody Event, through July 31st
* Eyeshadow / Nova Bodyshop | Lynn – 009 | AnyBody Event, through July 31st
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Lizzy – 007 | AnyBody Event, through July 31st

* Crown / ERSCH | Crown of Swords – Bronze
* Necklace / Secret Love | Pearl Droplets Necklace
* Dress / BLOKC | Draped Grecia Dress – Blush
Shoes / KC Couture | Brazilia – Maitreya

* Signature Pose / Aron Poses – 002
* Signature Pose / Nicki Poses – 003 | My Slink Obsession, through July 22nd


Filed under: Second Life Fashion, Second Life Freebies Tagged: anybody, BLOKC, ds’elles, ERSCH, inkheart, KC couture, lelutka, maitreya, mon cheri, my slink obsession, nova bodyshop, second life, secret love, signature pose, SL, wanderstill