She Gazed with a Loving Beauty

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Fall is officially and as many of you know, it is my favorite season. I love the cooler temps, the changing colors on the leaves, everything pumpkin spice, and Halloween! I also really connect with the idea of the life cycle and what this time represents in that cycle. It’s a reminder that all things end but there is still beauty in that ending. Speaking of endings, the Twisted Hunt is fast coming to a close but I wanted to share a little from the hunt which ends September 30.

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My friend Myst at Mishmash Fusion is a merchant for the Twisted Hunt and is shop #42 on the hunt path. For this round, she’s made a gorgeous set of outfits for both females and males to wear inspired by the Victorian Goth hunt theme. Ladies can find themselves twirling about in this vision of red and black top/skirt set that together fits like a dress. On the back of the top is a lovely corset lace detail that tastefully shows a bit of skin that I just love. The textures on this outfit, called Remy’s Song, look great especially with advanced lighting on. Sizes included are classic standard mesh sizes XL-XS and fitted models for Maitreya, both Slinks, Belleza bodies, both Tonics, and TMP bodies. Men will find a dashing suit in red and black that comes in classic standard mesh sizes XL-XS and a pair of black shoes to complete the look. The stripes running down the Knives’ Suit are nice and sharp and will have any man feeling tall. Other color variations of both outfits are available in the gacha machines as well as other goodies.

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I also wanted to share a new item from Dictatorshop. The Driftwood Swing is a lovely addition to any yard and functions both as landscaping and a cozy spot for cuddles and more. Currently it is being sold exclusively at The Cosmopolitan Event which runs from now until October 7. While at the event, you can get this incredible piece 20% off in either Adult or PG only versions (Adult version includes the PG version). What I love about this set is that the animations are all great as I expect but also that the singles poses can be changed independently from the other person sitting with you. There’s so many choices I have no doubt you will love it like I do. In the menu for the Adult version, there are all of the PG poses as well as a fully loaded adult menu with both Vanilla and BDSM options. For more info on this set, see it inworld at the shop or check out Dee’s blog post here. Get it at the event while you can!

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A few other things of note, I’ve changed the logo for the blog and I’d like to give a huge shoutout/thank you to my friend Myst Cobalt for designing it for me. 🙂 I also want to remind you all that Cart Sale is coming up October 11 and it is a special round. Cart Sale is celebrating 10 years! There will be gifts, there will be gachas, and there will be lots of great deals! I will be covering the event so stay tuned!

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Credits

~ Furniture ~

Swing: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Driftwood Swing ADULT ~ by Dictatorshop Resident @ The Cosmopolitan Event September 27-October 7 2017

~ My Look ~

Hair: Moon. Hair – Fallon ~ by Silent Acoustic @ Luxe Box September 2017

Mask: Anachron – Masque of the Red Death – Women’s Mask ~ by Nix Marabana

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Remy’s Song – THF17 Female – Timey Winey ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Twisted Hunt Fall 2017

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Amaranthus ~ by Queenshop Resident @ Luxe Box September 2017

My Body Details

~ His Look ~

Suit: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Knives’ Suit – THF17 Male – Timey Winey ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Twisted Hunt Fall 2017

Sim: Mirage

Link — >Mishmash Fusion, Dictatorshop, Cosmopolitan Event, Twisted Hunt, Luxe Box

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Some Kind of Madness is Swallowing Me Whole

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I apologize for my absence! A combination of real life and a bit of a down mood has kept me from posting this when I originally received the items that are featured today. Read on for what’s been floating through my mind.

We all know that there are many things that drive us crazy. Rude customers or co-workers at work. Too slow drivers or traffic on our daily commutes. Finding presents left by the dog or cat for the 100th time on the carpet. Even something simple as the sound some people make when eating can set a person’s teeth on edge. But there are very few things, in my opinion at least, that can drive us to true madness. One of those things… is love.

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For very few people, the search seems easy, almost like an arrow just pointing them in the right direction. But for most people, the search is rough, almost brutal at times. We look for signs to say, “Hey, turn here, open this door” or “Turn back now, wrong turn” to show us where we are supposed to be headed and with who. And if that wasn’t enough, our search can be for many different types of love. Even if we prefer to be alone, most of us seek companionship of some kind whether with family, friendship, a lover or a pet. The search for love, that special kind of love that comes from another person we want to spend the rest of our lives with…that love can bring us to a madness like no other.

I may be a bit of a hopeless romantic. I know it’s in everything I do, everything I say. As I’ve embarked on my quest for love, I’ve hit a few potholes, skinned my knees a few times, and leaped off a cliff without really being sure of what was at the bottom of the water. Love truly can be blind and that is usually what causes most of the hardship we end up experiencing when things go wrong. As Sigmund Freud said, “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” First love is always so innocent…nothing quite like it and the heartbreak we face when we realize the other person is not 100% perfect and not a good fit feels earth shattering for some.

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Well… Freud also said, “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” Although we lament all the hardship our hearts endure, they are strong and able to go through a lot of rough handling. It sucks, but eventually you get better at finding the right turns and all that hard work is worth it; the pain of the past lingers but not so strongly that you’re unable to find happiness again…

My main point? It’s a lot of what I’ve been talking about already. Don’t give up. Keep trudging along the rough paths, scraping your knees, and taking a tumble or two; just remember to pick yourself up and continue to move forward. Find your love whether that is a person, a cat or dog, or a group of friends who have your back. Don’t let madness swallow you.

Today I am sharing the Chesterfield Sofa, Chair and Stool. Both were at the Home Show 2017 but due to my mood and RL I was late to blog them. They are now at the mainstore and on Marketplace along with matching Bondage Benches. Personally, I love this set even more than the Contempo set that I have blogged about earlier this year. I think this is probably due to the detailing of the back cushions. Nonetheless, this set brings you all of your favorite smooth poses in the adult versions of each piece or the PG versions you can purchase if you don’t want the racy aspects.

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Animations included in these pieces are as usual, superbly smooth and plentiful. Both leather and metals can be changed via the logo on the back of each piece and you can change the security of the menus as well. Poses are easy to adjust and swap for all your naughty needs. Dictatorshop has once again created sophisticated and elegant furniture that anyone would be happy to have in their home.

Until next time lovelies! 🙂

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Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Doe – Brenda – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Pantsuit: ISON – baroque jumpsuit (purple) ~ by Harry Hyx

Bracelet: e.marie – // RIGHT Friendship Bracelet – Sterling ~ by Emilianamarie Resident

Rings: Kibitz – Summer love rings – maitreya – gold ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Pelargonium ~ by Queenshop Resident

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – Huntsman Manor ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Sofa: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Sofa [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Chairs: Dicatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Chair [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Stool: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield OMNI Bondage Stool [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Rug: Wood Works Furniture – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen

Curtains: MG – H&G – Silk Pool Curtains ~ by Maxi Gossamer

Bookcases: {what next} – Amelie Bookcase ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Books: SAYO – Stationed in Soho Gacha – Book Set – COMMON ~ by Kaysha Piers

End Tables: {what next} – Amelie Tables – Set of 3 ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Knick Knack: pr!tty – .tree {starfield projector} ~ by Karla Marama

Lamp: erratic – 07.erratic / lsm – table lamp – beige ~ by Erratic Rain

Lantern: Anachron – Andon Lantern – Seimei Kikyou ~ by Nix Marabana

Cat: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat (if I fits, I sits) – Black Patch ~ by Halogen Magic

Tapestry: Rowanwood – {RW} Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging ~ by Searlait Nitschke

Stove: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ by Winter Thorn

Logs: {what next} – Pallet Log Box (VIP Group Gift) ~ by Winter Thorn

Desk: .aisling. – Bric-a-Brac Desk -Desk- ~ by Druunah Esharham

Desk Light: tarte. – desk light ~ by Alixxbella Resident

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Voliere Chair Copper + Bird ~ by Cory Edo

Links — > Dictatorshop

The Smell of Your Skin Lingers

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Hey everyone! You have one day left to get to the Cart Sale so take advantage of the sale while you still can! Today I am bringing you a lot more peeks into what you will find at the Cart Sale.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to show you guys, I kind of just hung around my bedroom and lazed about in my new shorts and tank top. I’m still sort of decorating my house so I was wanting comfy casual attire. The shorts you see here are from !The Little Bat and come with a HUD with fun color selections. Sizes included are standard mesh sizing and fitted models for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. My tank top from Vicarious Youth fits only Maitreya. I’m a kitty girl so I had to have it.

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My second look comes from Anachron. This cute dress is at the Cart Sale in a variety of colors, some that are perfect for Easter. It comes in standard mesh sizing and models for Maitreya, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Belleza bodies. Pair it with some cute sandals and a hat and you are set for Sunday brunch!

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My third look is a lovely floral dress from Dark Water Designs. It only comes in standard mesh sizes but it still fit my Maitreya body well. If you aren’t a big fan of floral patterns, the dress also comes in a striped version. Either one is wonderful for new spring attire.

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My last look is from :{MV}: and I have been strutting my stuff in this dress all day! Sizes included are for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Isis, Venus, and Freya; and a standard fit option. There are seven gorgeous colors to choose from and really at this price, it’s a bargain to grab them all for 110L. Each is 10L with the black being the special 50L item. My friend and sl daughter loved the dress too and is the one posing with me. To pair with the detailing on the neckline, I applied some nail polish from La Boheme that was also at the Cart Sale. These nails have omega appliers and one for Maitreya.

The bed that I am sitting on in my picture is The Sophisticate Bed from Dictatorshop. It is not the newest item but I really loved the look of it and the bedsheets I found were so lovely. If you’re looking for a bed that with great animations for all around use, this is a wonderful option. Individuals have plenty of poses to pick from for both genders. There are cuddles for when you just want to relax with that special someone, and then as usual the wide selection of adult animations that Dictatorshop always has. For more options in bed covers, check out the other huds available in the shop; for the goth lovers there’s even Halloween themed bedsheets. Be sure to get the right Hud for the correct bed and have fun matching your house decor! 🙂

All the other decor in the pictures are from the Cart Sale. I love the watercolors and sketches from Dark Knight Designs. Something about them scattered about the room makes it feel extra artsy. The teapot with the fern fits in well with the bedsheets I chose too. The sturdy table is from Wood Works Furniture and is nice for filling in empty corners to hold up some of your knick knacks. I also liked the little pouffe seats from The Artist Shed for a little spot to sit and look out the window. Each pouffe has a different pose and texture inspired by spring weather. My final touches to my room was to hang a fishing pole from Dixie Dandelion with little frames on the wall and to texture the empty wall with an accent pattern from Timeless Textures. Each frame has a little cheerful saying and image to brighten your mood. On the wall, the knit texture I chose looks more glittery because of the scale. It’s a beautiful texture!

That’s all for this round of the Cart Sale. Grab the deals while you still can and check out my two previous posts to see what =EC Designs= and Mishmash Fusion have for sale. I will be back soon when Fantasy Faire opens to share what Mishmash Fusion has in store for you. Take care!

Credits

~ Look 1 ~

Hair: RunAway – [RA] – Harley Hair – Ombres & Roots ~ by Candela Kira

Top: Vicarious Youth – {V*Y} – Phoebe Lounge Set – Cat’s Meow (Maitreya) ~ by Violet Steamweaver @ Cart Sale March 2017

Shorts: !The Little Bat – !TLB – Rachel Shorts w/ HUD ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 2 ~

Hair: Doe – Shannon (solid) – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Epiphany Gacha

Dress: Anachron – Vintage Paisley Belted Dress – Black ~ by Nix Marabana @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 3 ~

Hair: Doe – Shannon (solid) – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Epiphany Gacha

Dress: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Off Shoulder Spring Dress – Floral ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 4 ~

Hair: BESOM – *Besom~Glam Kitten *Reds* ~ by Kattington Resident

Dress: :{MV}: – Syiera Violet ~ by Lokii Violet @ Cart Sale March 2017

Boots: REIGN.- LARA BOOTS- CUSTOMIZATION PACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

Nails: La Boheme – [LB Artio] OMNI Set – Slink Omega Maitreya ~ by Santana Lumiere @ Cart Sale March 2017

My Body Details

~ Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – LoveCraft Gothic – Fat Pack ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Bed: Dictatorshop – [Ds] The Sophisticate Bed v1.1 ~ by Dictatorshop Resident (bedding is from the Enchanted Blossom/Sophisticate Bed HUD)

Painting: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Peacock Watercolors ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Sketches: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Pencil Sketches ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Potted Plant: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Asian Sunset Teapotted Fern ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Pouffe: The Artist Shed – Vintage Spring Pouffe (Birds) ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale March 2017

Table: Wood Works Furniture – Linwood Table ~ by Landru Mccallen @ Cart Sale March 2017

Fishing Pole: Dixie Dandelion – DDandelion Fishing Pole Frames ~ by Winterschains Resident @ Cart Sale March 2017

Wall Background Texture: Timeless Textures – 18 Seamless Mixed Knits Azure Timeless Textures ~ by Xzavia Yifu @ Cart Sale March 2017

Links — > Cart Sale, Dictatorshop

From the House that Built Me: More from the Cart Sale


Easter has recently passed and I can’t help thinking about all the ways we are shaped by the cultures we are raised in. Different parts of the world celebrate the same holiday in different ways and this changes how we express ourselves in what we wear, how we act, and more. In this post, I’m sharing different looks that appeal to varying tastes because they draw influences from different walks of life.

For my first look, my dress from Dark Water Designs is inspired by floras found in the eastern hemisphere. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and includes a HUD with four Asian floral designs. If you wear a mesh body and are a tad bustier, expect to wear the larger size. My wedges are also from Dark Water Designs and while the floral patterns on the HUD don’t quite match the dress pattern I’m wearing, they still look fun and cute together. Not a fan of floral? There’s a pair of Vintage Grunge Wedges set for sale at the Cart Sale too. Find these lovely pieces and more for 10L while you can.

In my second look, I’m wearing one of Anachron’s pieces from the Cart Sale. This beautiful chiton comes in a multitude of colors in standard mesh sizes. I did mod my shape to have smaller breasts to fit size M but the large would have worked as well. I really love how nicely this piece drapes over the body and the textures are beautiful. You’ll feel like a Greek princess or goddess in it.

For teatime with the girls, I went with a little dress from Lilbit Sass and a hat from NSP. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes, busty sizes, fitted mesh sizes, and fitted mesh sizes for the Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink bodies. Not seen is the gorgeous strap design on the back. I had no issues with fit at all. The hat has an easy to use resize script which allows you to fit this lovely hat to any head and accommodate hair as well. Together these pieces give me an Audrey Hepburn vibe or some other high- fashion lady without feeling over-glamorous.

My last look is mostly just for fun. Rowena’s Designs has a cute dress and matching heels out for sale. The included HUD has a nice basic color selection to suit any girl’s mood. This dress has standard sizes, fitted sizes, and meshes for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies too. If you’re headed to the club, you might find some fun tip jars like this Peeps Tipjar from Xtreme Designs. They have quite a few Easter or spring themed tip jars for sale at the Cart Sale. These peeps look so yummy I had a hard time not taking a bite of them! 😀 The background and floor textures in this photo are from Timeless Textures which has a nice selection of full perm textures up for grabs. I’m not normally someone who likes pink but the plaid was so cute I couldn’t resist.

Head to the Cart Sale at the Wash while you still can. More peeks at what’s at the Cart Sale can be seen here.  All items are only 10L, although merchants are allowed one 50L item. Take advantage of these deals while they last!

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Credits

~~~Outfit 1~~~

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Wolves – DUO // Chapter I : Earth ~ (Kohana Xue) @The Arcade

Dress: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Asian Florals Corset Dress ~ (Shadowed Luik) @Cart Sale

Shoes: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Wedge Sneakers – Spring Florals ~ (Shadowed Luik) @Cart Sale

~~~Outfit 2~~~

Hair: Magika – [01] Safe ~ (Sabina Gully)

Chiton/Dress: Anachron – Homeward Star Chiton in Pleiades ~ (Nix Marabana) @Cart Sale

~~~Outfit 3~~~

Hair: Magika – [01] Safe ~ (Sabina Gully)

Hat: NSP – Lace Rose Floppy Hat – Robin Egg Blue ~ (Norena Soir) @Cart Sale

Dress: Lilbit Sass – Spring Fling – Wash Exclusive ~ (Rhea Newall) @Cart Sale

~~~Outfit 4~~~

Hair: Magika – [01] Safe ~ (Sabina Gully)

Dress: Rowena’s Designs – {RS} Caitie Dress ~ (Rowena Spingflower)

Shoes: Rowena’s Designs – {RS} Caitie Heels High Slink Bagged ~ (Rowena Spingflower)

Peeps: Xtreme Designs – Easter Peeps TipJar Vendor [WASH] ~ (Lucian Mixemup) @Cart Sale

Background Textures: Timeless Textures – 15 Seamless Flirty Fabrics In the Pink  ~ (Xzavia Yifu) @Cart Sale

Looking for a Breath of Life

Today I needed to spread my wings and take a stroll with a bit of magic. I’ve been following the blogging elf’s blog and decided to check out the quaint Shire as she suggested. I was not disappointed.  Grass covered, rolling hills, and cute homes for rent create a tranquil sanctuary.

We ❤ RP has fantastic items as always and I wanted to share more of the goodies from the current round that I’m wearing. I already blogged about the lovely hair Navi by Pr!tty, so this post is focused on the corset, capris legs, and deer skin tattoo.

First up, the Vampy Corset Bodysuit is really well made and detailed. I love that it’s broken up into three pieces to allow the wearer to find the best fit possible with the given sizes. This is perfect for those of us that like to show off our curves. A Hud comes with the corset that allows the wearer to change the metal parts color for easy outfit coordination.

The Capri Legs were a surprising find for me. I’ve not been drawn to faun type things before but they looked fun and I’m a curious cat, so why not? There are several color versions and the legs come with a Hud as well to change between silver or gold metal. Only modification I had to make was less leg muscle to fit within the metal band

Oh Deer.. by [the Skinnery] is a delightful tattoo that blends well and looks just like a young doe’s coat. Paired with the right accessories, this tattoo could make for some nice cat spots too in my opinion.  Deer, faun, cat; whatever the case, I love the detailing of this tattoo which covers the face, arms, chest, and legs. Included with the system layer tattoo are appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink Physique, and LeLutka Mesh Head.

What I’m Wearing

Corset: Moon Elixir – Vampy Corset Bodysuit – Cocoa by ElixirBlack/MoonCelestia @We ❤ RP September 2015 Round

Tattoo: [the Skinnery] Oh Deer.. Appliers (champagne) by Uma (umazuma.metaluna) @We ❤ RP September 2015 Round

Belt/Skirt: >glYph< Casadora Belt from >glYph< Casadora Grey by Cry Hawker @We ❤ RP August 2015 Round

Legs: .AiShA. Capri Legs Midnight by Amanda Mir (amandamir) @We ❤ RP September 2015 Round

Accessories

Wings: [ SAKIDE ] Ailis Wings Red Gacha Item by кιиυ вяєитℓєу (kinu.mayako) @The Body Mod Expo September 2015 Round

Horns: .storybook. – Artemis Antlers – Earthen Silver by Vix Nirvana @We ❤ RP birthday gift

Hair: pr!tty – Navi -{Reds} by karla (karla.marama) @We ❤ RP September 2015 Round

Ring: *LODE* Accessory – Bitter Berries Ring [blue] Gacha Item by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic) @The Arcade Gacha Events September 2015 Round

Pose: !bang – stand 527 from !bang – stands 520-529 by Luna Jubilee @We ❤ RP September 2015 Round

Body Stuffs

Eyes: Anachron – Human Fantasy Eye – Purple Haze FREE DEMO COLOR by Nix Marabana @The Body Mod Expo September 2015 Round

Ears: *~*Illusions*~* Seelie Ears @Illusions: Masks and Unique Accessories

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara @Maitreya

Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant 1 @Slink