Friday, February 17, 2017

Psst....don't bother to look for me today, I am playing hookey! - Serenity Style, unKindness, Aphrodite and CIRCA

Do you ever have those days where you would much rather runaway with your friends than do work?  Today is one of those days for me and I am having the hardest time getting motivated to work!  I have been gone so long that I have missed months of my friends lives and all I want to do is invite everyone over to just sit down and chat for awhile around a fire, on my newly decorated land on SL.  I think my landlord was beginning to pray for my return so she could take down the blockade of wintry trees from in front of my land, since I was still stuck in Winter while the rest of the sim was in bloom.  Yesterday and today I remedied that situation and finally put down a new house and decorated for Spring.  I knew Aphrodite had sent me a wonderful package of flowering trees, released for Valentine's Day, that would work perfectly in this newly decorated space.  And since I happened to be in the decorating mood at that point I decided to remove myself from the equation and show off some wonderful new releases for your home from unKindness, Serenity Style, Aphrodite and CIRCA


The current round of The Liaison Collaborative is called "Romantic Metal" and I have been delighted with the releases from unKindness and Serenity Style"A Love Touch Collection" from Serenity Style has four pieces and they can be bought individually or as a Fatpack.  I love the vintage feel of this collection which always fits well into my life, so I can guarantee pieces will be finding their way into other rooms in my home.  So far this year signs have dominated the decor market and you will not be disappointed with the ones offered at the event from unKindness.  I am featuring three of the signs available at the event, but you will find flowers as well as words, and each comes in several different colors, so you are sure to find the perfect ones to accompany your decor.  

I happen to have a wood burning stove at home and I love it.  It isn't our only heat source, but the heater only comes on if we aren't home to make a fire.  When I saw this gorgeous piece at FaMESHed from Dutchie I just knew I had to have it in my home.  When I got home and realized there were poses and cuddles with it I got even more excited!  Everyone needs one of these so hurry to the event before it ends, you won't be disappointed, especially if you are still having very Wintry days and nights like we are in the mountains of Arizona.  

I am a little late for Valentine's Day, but if you follow my blog then you know any day of the year is Valentine's Day in the right relationship, which means these gorgeous new roses from Aphrodite need to be a part of your life.  The vases also come with accompanying hand held bouquets in each of the colors, and I promise you will be amazed at the life like quality of the flowers, I could almost smell their scent drifting through my home.

Now that I have let you all have a peek at some of the wonderful new goodies I have used to decorate my home I am off to chat with friends and catch up on the last three months I have been away.

The Decor Details
Build - Scarlet Creative - Nerites Home - RARE - Arcade June16
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/mountain%20view/130/3/22

Fireplace - Dutchie - Animated Stove @ FaMESHed
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FaMESHed/122/161/22

Serenity Style - A Love Touch Collection @ The Liaison Collaborative
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/199/170/22
Cabinet
Chair
Flowers Jars
Room Divider
Available separately or as a Fatpack

Hanging Heart - CIRCA - To the Moon & Back - Black - Part of the Kiss Me room collection @ Swank
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/119/166/3002

Roses - Aphrodite
Dark Red Roses Vase
NEW MESH Roses Crystal Vase with texture changer and resizer
Pink Roses Vase
Two Color Roses Vase
White Roses Vase

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shopping%20City/211/10/23

End Table - Mirage - Moroccan Metal Side Table
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grand%20Isle/156/36/2001

Wall Signs - unKindness - Dreams, Soulmate, Love @ The Liaison Collaborative
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/140/193/22

Ottoman - CIRCA - Kiss Me Ottoman - PG - Black - Part of Kiss Me Collection @ Swank
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/119/166/3002

Trees - Aphrodite - Valentine's Day Trees
Light Pink
Peach
Pink
Red
With couples menu, can also be used with the "experiences" feature on your land or SIM

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shopping%20City/211/10/23

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!
~Jade~

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day - featuring Marquesse, Noodles, No.Match, Empyrean Forge, Virtual Diva, ClaVv, The Epiphany

Today is one of those days I absolutely despised when I was single because it made me feel a little left out I guess.  This year, though not single, I have come to discover that today is just another day if you happen to be in a relationship where you are consistently showing your significant other how you feel.  The boyfriend and I just celebrated 9 months together last week, and like all the other months before hand, we exchanged cards, had dinner and reminded each other why we fell in love in the first place.  So when the sun rose this morning on this day of love I simply said, "Good Morning," because for us, it is just another day.  I might have picked up something different for dinner tonight, and I might have picked up a card sometime earlier this month just because I liked what it had to say, but for the most part Valentine's Day is every day in my life, and it should be for you too.  No one should ever have to worry about where they stand in a relationship, they should know every day by the gestures that are made.  Whether it's simply walking around to open the car door for you when going out for groceries, or picking up your favorite soda when your stomach is upset, or getting up early to take the car into the shop so you don't have to.  These are the simply things, the little things that matter the most, not some grand gesture thought of at the last minute because someone reminded you it's Valentine's Day.  If you truly love the one you are with, then show them that for you, every day is Valentine's Day because you are blessed to have them in your life.


If you are looking to stun your significant other tonight, or perhaps someone you would like to take that roll, then do yourself a favor and check out this absolutely stunning new release from Marquesse.  The dress is very well made with a lovely, plunging neckline that is sure to distract that special someone this evening.  The dress comes in three colors with matching boot styled heels which happen to bring this ensemble together quite nicely, especially with the thigh baring slit that shows off the gorgeous shoes made to accompany the dress.  The beading along the bodice and straps is wonderful, adding a bit of sparkle to this elegantly draped gown.  I spent a bit of time accessorizing this gown because I didn't want anything to overpower the look so I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this delicate new necklace combination from Noodles, available at Cosmopolitan.  The necklace HUD allows you to change the pieces to match your ensemble, so hurry on over and pick yours up, I promise you won't be disappointed!  And if you happen to be a lover of Empyrean Forge, then hurry to FaMESHed to see the newest pieces.  The Fortuna Collection comes with a wide variety of pieces, but I fell in love with the bracelets, and since my jewelry box is overflowing, I didn't splurge on the whole set, at least not yet!  There are two bracelets in each pack, making them incredibly versatile, especially after you start playing with the HUD to create your own look!


With my return and the introduction of BENTO, you can imagine I have been spending hours up on the platform tweaking the sliders to get the perfect look.  I discovered that with different appliers, the same face can look incredibly different!  I happen to stop by DeeTaleZ quite often to see what has been moved into the sale area and I was tickled pink to see the Angel applier from earlier in 2016 has made it to the sale room and for only 850L I picked up another skin, and I absolutely ADORE it!  If you haven't been by the sale room at the store, go wander, especially if you wear LeLutka, and see what you can find!  You won't be disappointed!!!  Happy shopping and I hope you have a wonderful evening with your significant other, or soon to be!  You deserve it!

The Fashion Details
Head - LeLutka - Simone 2.2 - Bento - Custom Shape
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/119/138/24

Necklace - Noodles - Starling Collection @ Cosmopolitan
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/131/61/22

Bracelets - Empyrean Forge - Fortuna Bangles and Bracelets @ FaMESHed
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FaMESHed/122/161/22

Dress - Marquesse - Romantic Gown and Boots - Red @ #HashTag
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Strigoiu/161/195/3002

Pose - Virtual Diva - Valentine Set of Poses @ Swank
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/160/138/3003

The Decor Details
Build
CLAVv - Light Studio Skybox - Epiphany Exclusive @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/84/135/1006

CLAVv - Light Studio - Light Rug A @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/84/135/1006

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make the trends in today's fashion and home decor work for you!
~Jade~ 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Amidst the ruins of what used to be - Addams, Truth, Glam Affair, unKindness, The Epiphany, Izzie's

If you have traveled out west to Arizona then you know that the blending of cultures is sometimes almost seamless here with Spanish Missions falling to ruins on Native lands, and vice versa.  History has shown missionaries and the like bringing their Christian beliefs to the indigenous people of the West, with many embracing the new religion while continuing to follow their own traditions, making this area very rich in blended cultures.  I was excited to find The Epiphany up and running upon my return so I could do some shopping and do a little bit of catch up after being gone for three months.  And I was absolutely blown away by some of the offerings available only at the event, including this absolutely gorgeous ensemble from Addams.  With the release of unKindness's Pueblo Viejo for the event I jumped at the chance to pick up this outfit so I could put the Native Princess beside the Spanish Mission, creating a capture you can find duplicated throughout the history of art in the Southwest.


The Zara Collection by Addams comes with a necklace, bracelets, top and pants with several different color combinations as well as a RARE color, featured here on the top, at a reasonable pull price, meaning you won't break the bank trying to get your favorite ensemble put together.  I love the fit on both pieces and the detailing and texturing is absolutely exquisite!  If you happened to pass by the gacha and not stop do yourself a favor and head on back and grab yours today, I promise you won't be disappointed!  Truth has three different hairs available for The Epiphany all in one gacha, and I was tickled pink to get the RARE on my first pull, which means I am coveting the reds at the moment, and we know how much I love being a fiery redhead!  I love the flow and detailing on all three hairs but this one works well with most outfits with little cutting into the body, it is the perfect hair for a long, soft, silhouette, so hurry and pick one up for yourself!  


Upon my return I was delighted to see a trinket from Petit Chat.  The event has already ended but I know it will be making it's way to the store shortly and I think everyone needs to get their hands on this fantastic new necklace.  The Vintage Bows necklace comes in two versions, Heavy and Thin, meaning you will find the perfect fit, OH and it is Unisex as well, so even the men can have a casual, vintage look to accompany yours.  Every piece can be customized to your liking by simply changing the color, or playing with Glow and Transparency in Edit mode, making it an incredibly versatile piece of jewelry that just has to make it into your jewelry box!  And to complete the look make sure to stop by Izzie's and grab the Metallic Arrow tattoo to enhance your look once your picked up the Zara collection from Addams!

Decor Details
unKindness - Pueblo Viejo Gacha @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/91/190/27

Runs through Feb 15th
75L a play
9 Commons
1 Rare
Exclusive for the Event - The Gallows (Copy NO trans)

Pictured here
Church - RARE
Building with Awning 2
Broken Building 1
Single Flag
Double Flag

Kaerri - La Joya Collection
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maven%20Homes/227/9/497
Fountain
Chiminia
Couch
Couch Throw
Mosaic Donkey
Chair
HPMD
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HappyMood/88/91/22
Garden Tree 8
Garden Tree 9

The Fashion Details
Head - LeLutka - Simone 2.2 Bento
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/128/128/26

Body - Maitreya - Lara
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maitreya%20Isle/128/133/24

Skin - Glam Affair - Susan - Jamaica 2 @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/91/190/27

Hair - Truth - Fire (LBrowns-Pastels-Reds) RARE @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/91/190/27

Eyes - IKON - Silverleaf
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Tattoo - Izzie's - Metallic Arrow Tattoo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Izzies/115/125/31

Long Necklace - Petit Chat - Vintage Bows Necklace - 2 versions - Heavy and Light
Recently at an event so check the store
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rayne%20and%20PetitChat/63/83/30

Necklace - Addams - Zara #39 @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/91/190/27

Top - Addams - Zara #25 RARE @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/91/190/27

Pants - Addams - Zara #10 @ The Epiphany
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Epiphany/91/190/27

Pose - An Lar - Yolanda Series
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Remarkable/84/74/22