All Creatures Great And Small

When I was a child mon Mama used to tell me fairy tales that her grandmama told her.  Amazing tales of the Duendes. the Fairies who lived in the home, coming out at night to whisk about and make mischief and beauty.  As the tale went, if you did not do your chores, left dishes out or the laundry undone, they would be disapproving and make mischief, throwing the clothes all over the house and hiding the plates in odd places.   If you continued to be lax in your chores and forgot to leave cream out for them, or some shiny bauble, they would grow angry and destroy the house!

Mon Mama described them so beautifully, how they had resplendent angelic wings and beautiful features, wearing lush gossamer silks that wisped about their tiny bodies and wings in an ethereal display of beauty.

As I grew, I continued to soak up tales of the wee folk, in every culture I could read about.  When Baiastice created amazing fairies for this current round of the Arcade, I had to have them all.  My favorite is the one I hold in my hand in the photograph below, she is Sleepy and so beautifully tranquil, her wings and hair of gold, porcelain skin and silken pale mint dress – she looks just as my mind conjured when mon Mama described the duendes.

I recall asking mon Mama why we could not see the duendes, or only get little glimpses of them, yet never touch them or keep them.  She said that they were not meant to be kept for they were drawn to their freedom, to roam the vast world and that when they chose to stay with us for a while, we were blessed by their presence.  She explained that when they choose to go back to their world, we were sometimes graced with being asked to aid them in their return.  So I set Sleepy free, even as she asked me to let her nap just a little longer, resting in the palm of my hand, so trusting and beautiful.  Perhaps one day she will return to me in my dreams, and fill them with the magic of the duendes.

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The 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

*Hat-Fruk Apex Hat – Nox RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Facial Hair-[K] TYLER Facial Hair – Stubble – Black

*Jacket & Shirt-FATEwear Jacket – Leon (Free FATEwear subscriber gift!)

*Backpack-DECO – MESH His Ursula Pack (black) (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Bracelet-Noodles – Fall Into You Charm Bracelet Gold (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Belt-Aux – Foxy Tails – (RIGGED)- Add on – Black (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

Pants-grasp Damaged skinny jeans/AllColorus/Mens

Shoes-2REAL CHICANEZ

*Fairy-Baiastice_ Porcelaine Fairies – Sleepy (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pose-Inertia – Dropped It

Location-Nostos Deer

 

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Happy Holidays From The Raynier’s!

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This holiday season has been filled with tremendous amounts of beautiful and fun festive items for all of us to enhance our virtual worlds with.  By far my favorite is this brilliant collaboration from PILOT creator Kaz Nayar and EXPOSEUR creator Rubystarlight Writer!

Full of couples poses, including a girl/girl and a group, it is like a holiday party in this exquisite original mesh snow globe.  Picture perfect for your holiday greeting cards, you can grab your own at either PILOT’s main-store or EXPOSEUR’s main-store, how convenient!

I stole Mrs. Raynier away from studying for a little bit to do our Christmas photos.  We did not have time to show you the rest of the poses, the girlfriends and group, but maybe if we get a chance tomorrow we can do a part deux of this beautiful creation.

From our entwined hearts to yours, we wish each and every one of you the most joyous, resplendent  wonder filled holiday season and the best possible New Year to come.  May it bring you every dream in your heart, love, happiness and a wealth of prosperity, but most of all, great health to enjoy it all!

Close Up Worth A Thousand Words

Close Up Worth A Thousand Words

All I Want For Christmas Is You!

All I Want For Christmas Is You!

Whispers Of Love

Whispers Of Love

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

You Are The Greatest Gift

You Are The Greatest Gift

What I Am Wearing:
Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile 6th Avenue Heartache:Midnight
Hairbase-Belleza- Tan Dark hair base (Included w/Ethan Frost Available @  FROST thru January 2nd 2013!)
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012) 
Scarf-FATEwear Ron – Holiday RF (Subscirber Gift!)
Suit-FATEwear Suit Smith Volcano
Glovs-FATEwear Glove George – Holiday (Subscirber Gift!)
Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogues Green Neon
What Gabriella Is Wearing:
Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep
Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Sassy 2 – espresso
Gloves- Baiastice Velvet long gloves – red
Dress-coldLogic dress – frost.scarlet
Jewelry-EarthStones Romance
Shoes-Maitreya Gold Liaison – Raven
Pose & Prop-PILOT & exposeur – Snow Globe