We’ll Ride On Bicycles

The Autumn season has brought about so many events, I can’t keep up!  What a grand adventure it has been through, learning of new events, new designers, seeing amazing creations from the designers we love, and creators coming back from hiatus to give us new things to enjoy.

It certainly has been a busy month, and the reprieve into my imagination has been a welcome one to de-stress and keep connected to my inner child.

Many times I have an idea for a photo and end up going a different route, or I struggled to get it just how I envision it, however the one below came to me and worked out just how I planned.  It started with the search for a rainbow pwnie named Dash.  It is no secret I seek out all rainbow things for my beloved Gabriella.  If it is rainbow, I am likely going to try to get it, buy it, empty my pockets of all coinage to get it to give to her.  Such was the case with this round of the Arcade and the lovely whimsical pwnies from silentsparrow.

Once Dash was achieved, I had quite a few of his friends, and they decided I needed to be taken on an adventure with other companions.  That journey had a soundtrack which led off with one of my favorite songs that always makes me think of my better half.  (I have linked the song below in case you are curious)

“We’ll sleep on roof tops 
We’ll ride on bicycles 
Baby, we’ll get married 
Don’t you want to, sweetie?”

Designers United opened at midnight last night and will run until October 4th.  The theme is Surrealism, and wow did the designers do a great job of it!  My hair is from INK and I am loving the style, it was perfect for my adventure.

My brilliantly created boots are from Valiant which is one of the first shops I used to frequent when I first began my adventures in SecondLife.  When designer Wavie Haller began creating new mesh items for the Valiant & Co. brand I was ecstatic!  The boots are brilliant, with a massive texture HUD that gives you limitless possibilities.  You can grab these at the Liaison Collaborative now, as well as the skin I am wearing from his skin line [K]lean.  This is Adrian and he is a bit more mature than the prior Tyler release, with lovely tonality and exceptional quality.  I had not taken Tyler off since getting it, but Adrian is even more perfect for my permanent look.

I hope you are enjoying this event filled month and were able to find all those rares and wonders that make your SLife even more fun.

Look 411:

*Skin-[K]lean – ADRIAN skin – T4 – Black (Available @ The Garden Presented by The Liaison Collaborative)

Hair-[INK] Hair___MOSES for DU5/Hair ::Black (Available @ Designers United)

Glasses-flowey for Stories & Co. / Meowculars – Luna RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Shirt-[Sheep Door] Flannel shirt (Mesh) TartanA male (Available @ The Seasons Story)

Backpack-.Olive. the Carry Me BackiePacks – Black[M] (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Necklace-{Sleepy Eddy} Pocket Watch Necklace (Bronze) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pants-grasp Damaged skinny jeans/AllColorus/Mens

*Shoes-[Valiant] Lexington Boots (Available @ The Garden Presented by The Liaison Collaborative)

Scene 411:

Pwnies – silentsparrow (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Schadenfreude Chibi Cat: Ziggy (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

::{u.f.o}::my sitting doll friends – huggie catty (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

O.M.E.N. – Fairytales – Dome – Beauty and the Beast (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Intrigue Co. – Novelty Nightlights: Shooting Star (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*The Secret Store – My first Boombox – Ink (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pose 411:

{what next} Kensington Bicycle Pose Prop (Mens)


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

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.

Click For Larger Image

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


*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!

Collabor88 September Preview: Round My Hometown, Memories Are Fresh

The 8th of the month is fast approaching and you know what that means, Collabor88 time!  I have the privilege and absolute honor to bring you a sneak peek of this round of Collabor88.  I was thrilled to see Barnesworth Anubis created this extremely detailed and just gorgeous New Orleans Studio.  As with all BA builds you get the lush textures, roomy areas to roam and call home.  My hometown is New Orleans so you can imagine how excited I was to rez it on my land and share it with you.

Collabor88 has expanded and in their success are now on a full sim!  You can see more sneak peeks on Collabor88’s official FLICKR.  See you on the 8th!

In My Hometown

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Adriano Curly Black

*Eyes-Poetic Colors classic gen4 – tropical reef – small medium  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01

Facial Hair-Zovo Classic

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /Black Silver Metal

*Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Ronnie – Tundra (Grand Opening September 8th 2012)

*Pants-FATEwear Pants – Grylls – Jungle (Grand Opening September 8th 2012)

Socks-League Gartered Socks -Off-white

Shoes-+grasp+ mesh layered leather boots-leopard

*Structure-Barnesworth Anubis New Orleans Studio (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th 2012)


*Promotional Copies-Thank You!



What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Aotreo Razor RoseT1 (Available @ Fashion Voodoo)

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /BLACK Silver Metal

Shirt-grasp Loose style shirts/Denim_Red/Mens

Pants-FATEwear Shorts Carter – Wasteland

Socks-LEAGUE Gartered Socks -Off White

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Supreme / Multi-color

Pose-Bounce This Poses Skateboard Poses TP to Bounce This Poses
Bounce This Poses on the Marketplace

Location: Tobacco Road

ZODIAC-Virgo Preview: Cheeky Pea

A new round of Zodiac, Virgo will begin August 23rd- September 17th!  This adorable photo frame from Cheeky Pea is a permanent fixture in our house it is so well done as expected from designer Isla Gealach.  In the real world, I had a wall full of Polaroids on a clothes line similar to this, so for me its not only nostalgic but cleverly done.  The :CP: Lane Framed Photos will be one of many amazing items offered for this round of Zodiac.

Mark your calendars and visit the official Zodiac blog for more great previews!

Zodiac-Virgo Preview: Cheeky Pea

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-EGO TAK – Light Noir

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01

Shirt-grasp Loose style shirts/Denim_Red/Mens

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchild S’Wear Mesh Jeans – Mens – Flats Mid Blue BootCut

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Hair-DeLa Mesh Hair “Cerise” Black

Shirt-Zaara [Mesh] Nina tube top – Candy

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchild S’Wear Mesh Womens Jeans boot cut (Smooth Blue)

Pose-!bang nonsense

Hair Fair 2012-Ink

grasp just released Cargo sarrouel shorts for men and women and I had to have them!  It was no surprise to TP into the store and find a few of my fellow male bloggers there, we all like new mesh and this is a great example of why.  I have a great love for leopard print and have always liked that grasp releases leopard print in just about every one of their items.  I grabbed that fatpack as it is reasonably priced for how many you get, but the leopard were the choice for today’s look.

I hope your weekend is proving to be a great one!  Don’t forget to stop by Hair Fair if you have yet to go.  Back to the sick bay for this Cajun!

Hair Fair 2012 Ink

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-INK Hair Yoke Black  (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Hairbase-INK Hairbases sideburn black (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Glasses-K_gs Hooker 1.oo

Facial Hair-Zovo Goatee

Shirt-SEY Military_shirt_Emblem [red]

Pants-grasp Cargo sarrouel shorts/Leopard/Mens & suspenders

Skateboard-ACTION animated skateboard

Shoes-[ h ] All Stars Red

*Poses-HISpose HISkate

Location-Virtual Decay

Hair Fair 2012-Amacci & Wasabi Pills

Hair Fair 2012 Amacci & Wasabi Pills

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Amacci Pete Jet Black (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Facial Hair-Zovo Shaggy Black

Jacket-+grasp+ NylonVest+Shirts/Red/Mens Mesh

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchilde S’Wear “Black Heart” biker leather pants

*Pose-PURPLE POSES Guitar Poses – MESH

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

What Gabriella IsWearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-Wasabi Pills Brigitte Mesh Hair – Black coffee (Available @ Hair Fair 2012 July 14th-July 29th)

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Top-Izzie’s Cassette Top purple pink

Necklace-Izzie’s Microphone Necklace

Pants-Izzie’s Colored Jeans blue

Pose- !bang Sing Your Heart Out

The Sound Of The Underground

The Sound Of The Underground

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-EGO TAK – Light Noir

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Facial Hair-Zovo Goatee black & Tableau Vivant Vincent Beards – stubble

Jacket-+grasp+ Leather biker jacket 2012 /Leopard Mesh

Necklace-MANDALA Onigiri necklace/silver complete

Shirt-!bullwinkle. scoop neck transparent – white (No longer for sale)

Ring-MG RING – Fez – Small

Pants-+grasp+ Leather pants/Red Mesh

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /RED Silver Metal

Shoes-Adjunct Portland Classic Boot Mesh Black


Only If For A Night

Only If For A Night

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

*Eyes-I.D. Deep Eyes TMD June-Aqua @ The Mens Department

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W

Hat-Entente Vieux Flat Cap

Facial Hair-A.G. Magnus Facial Hair – Sideburns #1 & Tableau Vivant Vincent Beards – stubble

Jacket-+grasp+Leather biker jacket 2012(mesh)Red

Undershirt-Entente Classic Tee – Homme – White

Ring-MG – RING – Roho

Necklace-MG Dog Tags – Flowers Fleur De Lys + Jewels

JeansEntente Au Fait Jeans MESH

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender

Shoes-Adjunct Canvas Sneaker – Maroon/Red


Building-Trompe Loeil – NYC66 MESH @ Collabor88 June 2012

Ladies Choice

Ladies Choice

What I Am Wearing:

Hat-Action Unisex Driver Cap – Charcoal

Eyes-Fashism ’Sunrise’ Eyes – Turquoise

Liner-~Tableau Vivant~ Vincent Make up 1 eyeliner & cheLLe Eyeliner Basics (Full)

Facial Hair- VCD  Express Yourself – Facial Hair – Corto – LJ – DARK

Necklace-A:S:S Droplet necklace, garnet

Shirt-A:S:S Last thread – black

Suspenders-Armidi Limited – Basic Suspenders [Red]

Cuffs-Whippet & Buck Simple Polished Cuff TEXTURE CHANGE & *BLITZED* Legacy cuff. black

Gloves-+grasp+ group gift biker gloves

Pants-STRAPS Low Rider Leather Shorts

Socks-Pig Striped Socks Mit Suspenders – Black/Red

Boots-Bobbysocks Hobo boots

Pose Chair-Glitterati