Archive | September 2013

Shine for Avenue Fall Fashion Week

The time for cozy clothes and rich colors has arrived.  Here is just one of the gorgeous seasonal outfits you will find on the runway at Avenue’s Fall Fashion Week, brought to you by shine by [ZD]. The plum of the wool trench and skirt combo is a perfect canvas for mix and match with contrasting and complementary colors.  I chose a pretty deep teal in my color-play. Plus, the outfit is a two piece, meaning you can break the pieces apart for additional fashion fun options.

Shine for Ave Fashion WeekStyling:

Outfit: Fashion Week Outfit 6 Jill Plum – shine by [ZD] for Avenue Fall Fashion Week.

Shirt: Ivonne in Leather Black – Baiastice

Scarf: Autumn Wool Scarf – Sweet Leonard

Hair/Hat: Nele Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Clutch: Leather Feather Clutch Blue – HANDverk

Pose: Revealed – Ma Vie

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Taste the Orient in your own backyard

This month’s Genre, with an East Asian theme, is just about to wrap up.  The offerings at Genre are easily one of the best bargains on the grid.  You can escape to the Orient without ever leaving home with the addition of one of Circa Living’s Ayumi Tea houses. There is a color for every taste, and at 100L a piece, that is a price that fits into anyone’s budget, complete with the amazing detail and quality Circa Living is known for.

Circa Tea House Distant

Circa Living is also offering their Ayumi Sitting sets, that coordinate with the tea house color of your choice, also only 100L.  This round of Genre wraps up on Sept 12, and when the goodies move to the store, the prices go up, so hurry over while you can to add a little Asian flare to your decor.

Circa Tea House

Styling:

Hair: Suri in Chocolate – EMO-tions

Necklace: Chiasa Scaled Color-change Necklace – Zibska

Kimono: Mudare Yukata Red – Ade yakko (Limited Bazaar item)

Tights: Vacay Tights Cloud – LD Major

Shoes: Ballerina Flats Erea – Quality Designs

Pose: Manifeste

Scene:

Ayumi Tea House in Brown/Blossom – Circa Living at Genre

Ayumi Tea House Sitting Set in Blossom, includes Pendant Light and Bamboo Vase – Circa Living at Genre

Water Lily Arrangement – Heart Botanicals

Arched Log Bridge – Botanical at FaMESHed

Cocktail of Color

Have you ever gotten on a color kick, where you find yourself gravitating over and over to a particular color?  It can tell you something about where you are in life.  I have been on an orange tangent, as some of you may have noted in my posts.  So I thought I’d do a little color psychology, to see what my subconscious may be trying to communicate to me. You see, in real life, orange is a color that looks abysmally awful on me.   I never wear it and don’t decorate with it, as it turns me a lovely jaundiced yellow.  In SL, however…I love, love, love it, and it has been a dominant theme in my clothing, decorating, and posts as of late.

I learned in my Google research that orange is the color of creativity, which has always been what SL has been about for me.  Orange is also indicative of a need or desire for change, and can supposedly help one adjust to changes. Curiosity is a characteristic of this color, when it comes to exploring new things.  This makes sense when I consider at my current stage of life, I am seeking a job change that will move me out-of-state, and also bring closure to a 3 and a half-year relationship I’ve been in.

Coctail of Color

Orange also is a powerful healing color, excellent for those who need a boost of self-esteem; and wearing orange during times of stress is said to balance the emotions.  I can certainly use some of that with all the changes I’m embarking on.  So if you find yourself trending towards a particular color in your SL or RL, it can be interesting to do a little color analysis to see if there is a special message there for you.

Coctail of Color Close

Styling:

Dress: Cocktail Koi – Lush by CoCo

Necklace/Earrings: Zelda Necklace and Earrings – HANDverk at Collabor88

Bracelet: Winter Berries Bangle – Chop Zuey

Eye Makeup: Nyree Storm, no lip – Face Paint

Lips: Dailyn LIpgloss Rasberry – Izzie’s

Hair: Dolce Bournville – Lelutka

Poses: Mesh Dress and Slim Dress poses – Poet’s Heart

Location: Alirium

Intuition

Have you been listening to that small voice inside, that gentle prodding, your inner wisdom that is perhaps nudging you in a new direction?  We all have a touch of intuition, that part of us that has an inner knowing about what we need to do, but it is easy to tune it out or choose not to listen to it whenever it seems to be steering us in a new direction.

For example, one of the scariest things for me is saying hello to someone I don’t know, especially if I am the one reaching out first.  And yet, I’ve seen that inner wisdom be right so many times.  As early as second grade, I recall the teacher saying we could choose who we sat beside, but both parties must be in agreement.  I locked eyes with a girl across the room, and she with me.  We had never spoken before that day, but something inside us knew that we were destined to become best friends.  Intuition is like that.  Particularly with someone new. We may not know what the draw is, but something in us says “Say hello.”  And when we do, often times they become a dear friend, a lover, or if nothing else, they help us or we help them learn something that was needed that perhaps could have not been found if not for the meeting.

So the next time you feel a pull, whether it be towards a person or a new endeavor, be brave, take a chance. Follow your intuition.  It is, after all, your inner wisdom.

Intuition

Styling:

Dress: Kay Little Black Mesh Dress – shine by [ZD]

Cape: Blazer Cape Baroque White – REMY

Collar/Necklace: Chaos – EMO-tions

Shoes: Helena sandals color-change – Redgrave

Hair: Taylor Dark Brown – DeLa

Pose: Lluvia Set – The Muse Poses

Scene:

Mirror/Vanity/Chair/Vases:  Part of the Illusions Vanity Set  – Circa Living

Rug/Candleabra: Part of the Constantine Gothic Collection – Circa Living