Make me Purr

Purring to me is an expression of absolute contentment, and yes, I am a cat lover.  A cat’s purr has been said to vibrate at a frequency that can actually heal bones, and cats purr not only when contented, but also when frightened or in pain, kicking off endorphins to heal and calm themselves and everyone around them.

For me though, I think of other things that make me purr. Some days it is letting a piece of Swiss chocolate melt in my mouth, or listening to most anything by Lindsey Stirling.  Sunshine on my bare shoulders, or laying in bed on a weekend morning with a purring kitten on my chest…yes…I purr too.

Then, there are the special people in your life, where there nearness alone, those silent times of connection where no words are necessary, just a look, a touch….I don’t hear it, but  I can feel it inside; that long, languid, contented purr.  Purrs are found when we slow down, be present, and just savor.  A purr is pure blissful enjoyment of the moment. Here’s wishing you many purrs throughout your day.

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Styling:

Dress: Nelly Mesh Mini Dress Blue – shine by [ZD] at the Comics Fair 2014

Hair: Stay the Night Autumn – Exile

Bracelet: Tamara Bracelet – Ben’s Beauty

Necklace: Noir Necklace (old Group Gift) – Finesmith

Pose: Enjoy – Morphine

Location: It All Starts With a Smile

 

Just in Time for Tyne – Skin Fair 2014 Last Chance

Last day of Skin Fair 2014 is March 30, and you still have time to pick up Amacci’s new Tyne skin.  I had so much fun playing with this skin, because in addition to all the pretty eye and cheek colors varieties built into the skin itself, lips come bare until you start mixing and matching the complimentary lip tattoos in the pack.  I couldn’t resist, which you’ll see below. Each skin comes with the bare skin plus one makeup option.   But if I can be completely honest…the best option is fatpack.  Take a look for yourself.  Appliers to match your Lolas, Phatt Azz, and Slinks can also be purchased separately. While Tyne is currently featured at Skin Fair in Cream, once it rolls out to the stores, even more skin tones will be available.

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Amacci Tyne Collection

And while we are discussing events, also be sure to check out Genre’s Mer theme, where you can find Circa Living’s siren-inspired vanity, which also includes a stool (not shown) loaded with animations so you can primp til your heart’s content.

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Styling:

Skin: Tyne (fatpack) – Amacci at Skin Fair 2014

Hair: Star Struck Aries – Analog Dog at Arcade

Vanity: Siren’s Song Vanity green – Circa Living at Genre

Outfit: Iridescent Lyra – Mermaid’s Treasure & Boutique

Jewelry: Only You Elite (color-change) - Zuri’s Jewelry

Location: Celestial Dreams

Skin Fair 2014: Meja by BLUSH Skins

Beauty may only be skin deep, but Meja from BLUSH Skins  is a deeply beautiful skin, no matter which shade you wear.  Available now at Skin Fair 2014, Meja from BLUSH comes in several different skin tones, with and without bust enhancement, and with Slink and Lola appliers available.  Multiple eyebrow colors are included so you can customize  your look. And now that traffic has begun to mellow during the last week of the fair, it is the best time to cruise over to find your self a fresh new look for the season.

Blush Meja

Styling:

Skin: Meja in Dark, Pale, Tan, and Light Tan – BLUSH Skins at the Skin Fair 2014

Hair: Nova - EMO-tions

Eyes: Ikon

Poses: Scarlett – Diesel Works

Top: Sweet Nothings Scarlet – Mon Cheri

 

 

100% Boyfriend Approved

I have a thing for comfort clothes in both RL and SL, and when you get comfort combined with total smexy, I found a new favorite anytime outfit to grab for dancing, shopping, exploring, or hanging out.

Boyfriend Approved Front

This little number from Urban Cherry looks great coming and going, teasing from the front with its criss-cross bodice and belly baring scoop, and then begging to be untied from the back. It comes 100% boyfriend approved. They just can’t resist those string ties. Just don’t plan to stay in it for long.

Boyfriend Approved Back

It is also girlfriend approved, for the record, currently being offered at the Urban Cherry mainstore in black at 50% off, and in the red I’m wearing for 50% off at the Thrift Store Event. Other colors also available. Oh how I love play clothes, especially when they are on sale.

Styling:

Dress: Miss Daisy Halter Dress in red – Urban Cherry on sale at The Thrift Shop for 50%

Hair: Collide Autumn - Exile

Earrings: Daise earrings - N@N@

Bracelet:  Caprise Bracelet - [glow] Studio

Shoes: Admiral Zebra for Slink Mid feet – CandyDoll

Poses: Martinique – oOo Stuido Poses

Pieces of Me

I could say new year, new look, but this one is a drastic one …so perhaps it deserves a bit more explanation.  A quote I read recently sums it up nicely. “One day someone is going to hug you so tight, that all your broken pieces fit back together.”

Pieces of Me

Since I started in SL, I have lived many different lives,  avatars created with components of me, but never all of me, to keep my heart and emotions safe.  There was Minx, my flirty, scrappy warrior pixie; Ciara, my spiritual gypsy witch; Terelyn, the fallen angel conflicted about her place in the world; Mika, my magical child self.  And of course, you’ve all known Nyree, my professional model working self.  You see, by splitting myself this way, I could still be part of me that I knew, which gave me some level of comfort, but at the same time, because it was only part, it didn’t matter so much if that one part was accepted or rejected.

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I once had someone tell me if I could ever bring all my avatars together, then I’d be completely me.  I could see the truth in that, yet was never willing to do so, not for myself and certainly not for any SL lover.  Until, I met someone on my Princess of Play avatar, Shadow.  Shadow was me, at my most relaxed.  And I guess because of that, and the fact that I was truly looking for a friendship, not expecting a romance, my guard was down…and somehow all of me came together without me even thinking about it.

Shadow and Dilly Pieces of Me

When you find someone who loves the whole of you, and makes you feel so safe and valued for who you are, it is funny how the pieces merge together. So, Nyree has taken on Shadow’s look, and for the first time, Nyree’s look hasn’t changed due to insecurities, but rather from a sense of freedom to be myself, with all my foibles.  I am living fully as me for the first time in SL, doing the things I love, being with the people who matter, and able to flirt, scrap, play, explore deep, soul-searching topics, work and live my magical SL life.  Dedicated to the one that brought all of me back together again, and gave me all of him in the process. All of Me – John Legend.

On Nyree:

Jacket: ISABELLA MESH LEATHER JACKET creme – shine by [ZD]

Skirt: Giles ruby – ColdLogic
Shoes: Pointy Strap Heel Red for Slink Medium Feet – ISON

Ring: Indonesia Ring – Sajahan – Finesmith

Hair: Celebrity Skin Dark Blondes – Exile

Pose: Pouffe in Red Ottoman (multi-pose) - Circa Living

On Dilip:

Jacket: JONAS MESH PEA COAT grey with rollneck sweater – sharp by [ZD]

Pants: MESH SUIT PANTS black – sharp by [ZD]

Shoes: Elegance Shoes black – Scarpa

Hair: Dura Boy 36 – Dura

Pose: Arwan – Diesel Works

Scene:

Living Room Set, Table, Lamp, Print Rug, Picture Grouping, Hanging hearts, Ottoman, Window, Valentine Knick Knacks – Luxely Valentine Living Room - Circa Living

Tusciana Breakfast Tray - Circa Living

Vintage Love Manniquin – Circa Living

Illusions Round Wall Mirror - Circa Living

Heart Blanket Red – Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Love Is Framed Pic – Dreamscapes Art Gallery

Toronto Study Cabinet – Bazaar Quality Home

Rose Heart Wreath – A.D.D. Andel

Stockholm Attic Skybox – Barnsworth and Anubis

Couples Pose:  #8 Couples Pose – Everglow

Christmas Cottage

Since I currently live in the wilds of Mississippi, this has been my snowy winter hideway this year, to appease my Northern Midwesterner roots.  Wishing you and yours blessings this holiday season.

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Home: Frostbite Cottage – Trompe Loeil

Christmas Cottage 2

Livingroom: Christmas Tree 2013 – Cozy Essentials, Mesh Winter Sofa – Lisp, Hope Faith Joy Wall Deco – Bellarose Furniture and Homes, Maguerite Armchair (POE) – Senzafine, Winter Stool Snow – Sanctuarie, Candle Tray Christmas – Dreamscape Decor, Cozy Clutter of Presents – Cozy Essentials, Cabin in the Winter picture – Marketplace, Aqua Love Rug – Majestic Rose Creations, Garden Coffee Ottoman – Follow Us, Christmas Snowy Trees Table Topper – Cozy Essentials, Village Holliday Cookie Tree – Circa Living.

Christmas Cottage 3

Bedroom: Priya Bed – Mud Honey, Imagine Bookshelf – Pixel Mode, Christmas Wreath – Bellarose Furniture, Japan Carpet White – hiyoko, Christmas/winter Window pictures – The Bitter Apple, Olsen Chest Bench – Pilot, Winter Holiday Candle – Circa Living

Christmas Cottage 1

Nook: Christmas Chair White (POE) – PRIME, Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest – Apple Fall, Noel Red – Cozy Essentials, Holiday Bears (POE 2012) – Special Jewell’s Fine Art, Garden Coffee Table – Follow Us, Let It Snow (POE 2012) – Stonewood Interiors, Christmas Garland Red – Cozy Essentials, Word Art Christmas HoHoHo – Dreamscapes Decor, Joyful Bottle Decor White – Diggs, Curly Tree Wall Decor – Lustre Designs, Winter Holiday Modern Twig Decor Vase Blue and Silver – Circa Living

Fall In Love with Contrast

While styling the other day, I found myself in an interesting conversation with a designer friend.  In a nutshell, we came to the agreement that a contrast is better than a match, so that each piece stands out in its best light.

The people in our lives are like that too.  A contrast is more compatible than an exact match.  I know for myself, I am a terrible procrastinator, often because I spend so much time planning, it leaves me in a scramble to get things done.  I don’t need another person in my life with that matching trait.  I need the contrast of a spontaneous person who is willing to wing it a little, break me out of my rut, and help me get moving and experiencing.  And they don’t need someone just like them, for that matter.  Living all for today would mean getting blindsided by a tomorrow they aren’t prepared for.  So embrace the contrasts in the people you love.  Don’t try to make them act like you.  It is those differences you fell in love with so that each of you can shine in your own unique way.

Here’s another contrast for you.  A wonderful event called Fall In Love, coordinated by Finesmith Muse Inspiration Week 7, Winter Zhukovsky.  And despite her name, she has created a fall shopping wonderland that is so autumny you can smell the apple cider.

Finesmith - Love Fall Poster

From November 23rd until November 30th, 35 leading designers have come together, many offering event exclusives.  Additionally, a fashion show displaying these designs is planned on November 26 at 4pm.  Hunt items courtesy of Finesmith are also tucked here and there, so you can combine your shopping and hunting in one place. Here is your TAXI.

And speaking of contrasts, while the event theme is a color-filled autumn, in honor of our coordinator Winter, here are two cozy Shine by [ZD] event offerings, but with a winter themed twist.

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Shine Angelina FIL

Styling:

Jacket: Angelina Jacket Pink & Black – shine by [ZD] at the Fall in Love event

Dress/Belt: Mica Rollneck Dress Black – shine by [ZD] at the Fall in Love event

Makeup: Frosted Elegance Silver – Shellac

Earrings: Tamara Earrings – Ben’s Beauty at fi*friday until 11/28

Boots: Cantebury boots Burgandy – Loodes of London

Tights: Poka Dot Tights Grey – Cannibelle

Bag: Elephant Bag Dark Grey – Toki Doki at The Dressing Room Fusion

Hair: Rasberry Beret – Exile

Poses: Liz – Imeka at Kustom9

Landscaping: Two Moon Gardens