Monday, August 21, 2017

Gather with friends for the total eclipse of the Sun - Featuring Aphrodite/Heart Homes @ Swank

The United States is quite a buzz today with the total eclipse of the Sun, which happens to be gracing the skies starting here shortly, with great views apparently happening almost every where except of course here in Flagstaff, where we have showers and clouds in the forecast. My son's school took a group of kids up to Oregon and they will be streaming it live for the kids and due to the significance of the eclipse for the native people, several schools are not in session and lots of kids are out with their parents to celebrate this event. The news shows tons of campers invading the small towns listed along the path of the eclipse through Idaho, Wyoming and Oregon and I can honestly say I am so glad I am not in that mass of humanity, but I do wish I could be somewhere up in Washington or Oregon relaxing with friends in a cozy setting to view the eclipse. Since I can't wiggle my nose or blink my eyes and transport myself off to the wilds of the Northwest, I have decided to do the next best thing and invite some friends over on Second Life to talk about life and watch a streaming vid of the eclipse nestled into this comfy new release from Heart Homes.

Gather with friends for the total eclipse of the Sun - Featuring Heart Homes @ Swank

The "Friends Gathering" with Fire pit is a wonderfully designed and expertly textured circular seating area for up to 6 couples and 12 friends or any combination of the two, meaning you have enough places for your friends to come over and enjoy an evening or afternoon around the fire. The menu offers you TONS of options for seating, fire and textures, meaning it will fit perfectly in any backyard! Do yourself a favor and head on over to Swank and check it out for yourself, you will be truly blown away by the latest release from Heart Homes, I promise!

The Decor Details

Seating - Heart Homes - "Friends Gathering" seating with fire pit @ Swank
Several seating spots for up to 6 couples or 12 friends, or any combo of the two, as well as props for some of the poses.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/160/138/3003

Trees (yellow) - Dysfunctionality Designs - Whispy Forest Trees
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dysfunctionality/52/116/23

Grass and Trees - HPMD
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HappyMood/88/91/22

I hope you all have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to NOT look directly at the eclipse today, it will fry your eyes! Always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!
~Jade~

Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Are we flying high, Spinning in our time, Living life and loving free?" Kosheen - Featuring Petit Chat, IT! and Fifty Linden Fridays!

No I haven't gotten stuck in a Groundhog Day loop, I realize it's Saturday, but life happened yesterday, so all the goodies I picked up for Fifty Linden Fridays get shown to you today! Isn't that how things happen though? As soon as we think we have time to get something done, just when things start to slow down BOOM up jumps life to put a kink in the works. What you do when life throws these things at you that is important! And since FLF happens EVERY Friday, I can tease you and entice you to joining the group for next's Friday's adventure, and TRUST me, you won't be disappointed. If you have been living under a rock, or perhaps at one of the pole's, or you are new to Second Life, then you NEED to know what Fifty Linden Fridays are! Every Friday a bunch of wonderful creators put out a design or two from their store and offer them for, are you ready, ONLY 50L! You can expect to find goodies from both fashion and home decor creators and these are usually items already for sale in the store, so you aren't picking up pieces that fell off the junk pile so to speak, which is always a plus in my mind. Yesterday's adventure was full of so many lovely surprises that I had to show off a few of my favorites, along with new releases from Petit Chat for The Hidden Chapter and Indulge Temptation for TWE12VE!

Are we flying high Spinning in our time Living life and loving free. - Kosheen - All in My Head

As my readers know, I love the classic fashions that make you think of Audrey Hepburn and the days of the true glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and this GORGEOUS design from Pixicat takes me back to those days and I LOVE the curve hugging design and the Silver, that was up for FLF yesterday, is my favorite, and it happens to go fabulously with new releases from Indulge Temptation (IT!) and Petit Chat!

Are we flying high Spinning in our time Living life and loving free - Featuring Petit Chat, IT! and Fifty Linden Fridays!

Petit Chat has once again created a simple, yet perfect jewelry design with the new Charm bracelets for The Hidden Chapter. The elegant cuff can be changed to fit your mood or ensemble with the amazing HUD that allows you to change the bracelet metal as well as the wires and hinge, meaning you can create one of a kind pieces just for yourself. If you haven't picked up any Petit Chat pieces yet, you should really do yourself a favor and check them out. They are always material enabled and you can customize them until your heart is content with not only the HUD but by editing them. I was a fan long before I became a blogger, so do yourself a favor and head on over to The Hidden Chapter and pick up yours today! And since you are already out shopping then head on over to TWE12VE and check out the magnificent new Peacock set from Indulge Temptation (IT!). The earrings and necklace are expertly designed with perfect textures on several different HUDS, so make sure to check all the options and pick out your favorites and add a few to your jewelry box. Remember most of the items in this post came from Fifty Linden Fridays or other events currently on the grid, so do a search and join the group and I will see you there next Friday!

The Fashion Details

Head - LeLutka - Simone 3.0
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/119/138/24

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

Skin - *YS&YS* - Kirsten
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feel%20Beautiful/141/146/503

Eyes - Avi Glam - Lure @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - August
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Last%20Forever/93/116/22

Eye Makeup - Zibska - Sal (blended with LeLutka head tool) @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - August
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Last%20Forever/93/116/22

Earrings and Necklace - IT! - Peacock Set @ TWE12VE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/79/200/21

Hair - Lock & Tuft - Meiko
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stone%20Ridge/138/62/28

Bracelets - Petit Chat - Charm Bracelet @ The Hidden Chapter
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamlove/96/148/1236

Dress - Pixicat - Bodycon - Silver
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nouveaux/107/50/24

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

The Decor Details

Backdrop - ANHELO - Le Chant Lie - Off White
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sociaria/114/98/35

Chair - { What Next } - Bellevie Garden Chair
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hodgepodge/113/97/32

Mirrors - Kalopsia - Faith's Mirror - Style 1 & 2
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pont%20Mirabeau/128/65/28



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~

Thursday, August 17, 2017

"And from the chaos of her soul there flowed beauty." Louise Alexandra Erskine

My brain has been a whirling black cloud of chaos and confusion for a couple of weeks now, and I am finally beginning to see my way through. In the midst of all the chaos I continue to pace myself and remember to breathe, while continuing to stop and see the beauty that surrounds us, even in the most hectic moments. I have realized I do this a lot with my blogging, not just to try and relieve stress, but to help bring forth the art that resides inside me. This post has taken me several days to complete due to doctor appointments and then needing time to process what is happening with my RL and a much needed breakfast with my parents. Sitting them down and having to tell them I have developed a serious heart condition was not the highlight of my day and I honestly wish I could wake up and this would all be a dream, but I can't and now I have to learn to live a whole new way, again. I had a moment of weakness a couple of days ago and broke down, just tired of fighting with my health and cried until I had those stupid hiccup cries and in the end I felt cleansed. I love how tears can do that, and though I felt a sense of relief, a plan hasn't yet formed for how I learn to deal with this new change, but as my Dad reminded me today, the sun will still rise tomorrow and with it, a new day comes to shed light that can make you see things complete differently, or at least to see the beauty that lies even in the darkest, twisted depths of chaos that resides within my soul.


And from the chaos of her soul there flowed beauty. Louise Alexandra Erskine

And from the chaos of her soul there flowed beauty.
Louise Alexandra Erskine
If you have ever had the desire to be a Fantasy Angel but feathers aren't your thing, then check out the amazing Lily Set by Indulge Temptation IT!, currently at the Fable Fair 2 through the 26th of the month. The Lilies are 100% unrigged mesh that come with 9 items in the set; crown, lei, bracelets, nip covers, kini and wings, in 24 different color versions, meaning you are sure to find your favorite color combination, and you will pay ONLY $150L per package! Do yourself a favor and head on over to the event and check out all the goodies, I promise you won't be disappointed at the Once Upon a Time round of the Fable Fair.

And from the chaos of her soul there flowed beauty. Louise Alexandra Erskine (2)


The Fashion Details

Head - LeLutka - Simone 3.0
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/119/138/24

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

Skin - Alaskametro - Fit - Body Skin @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragontail/37/186/33

Face Skin - Alaskametro - Sunny @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dragontail/37/186/33

Hair - Virtual Diva - Touche V2 - Champagne @ Swank
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spring%20Retreat/160/138/3003

Eyes - Avi Glam - Lure @ Powder Pack - LeLutka - August
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Last%20Forever/93/116/22

Eye Makeup - Alaskametro - Aquatica Makeup Palette
5 bioluminescent creature inspired eyeshadows and 5 lipsticks
From Indie Teepee so check the store soon
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imogen/72/133/31

Earrings - IT! - Sauda Earring @ Fable Fair 2
For ONLY $10L
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/88/130/21

Lilies - IT! - Lily Set @ Fable 2 Fair
100% Unrigged Mesh
9 Items
Crown, Lei, Bracelets, Nip Covers, Kini and Wings
24 Color Versions
ONLY $150L per package
Fable Fair 2 August 5th - 26th
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/88/130/21


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~