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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

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The Art of Virtual Living

I recall speaking to an extremely talented home designer inworld not so long ago, and while I was commending her on her artistry, she chuckled and stated she wished her parents understood her designs as art, but that they simply could not understand why someone would spend money or want to live in a virtual home.

As one who has lived in a waterfall cave, a hobbit hole, a treehouse, a beach house, and currently a modern two-story apartment, to name a few…I am a bit of a home whore. I have found my sl home to be a place of peace and creativity.  It is a get-away where I can express myself and surround myself with luxury, or flights of fancy, that I could never indulge myself in real life.  In my sl home, with the soft cascade of water fountains, the gentle tinkling of wind chimes, and my favorite colors surrounding me, I have created a place of comfort, a haven to experiment and unwind, without ever needing to worry about house-cleaning or child-proofing. The artistry of an SL home is that it enables self-expression and a place of respite, all at an affordable price.  It is art anyone can enjoy.

Shine Belted Mint Tunic

Styling:

Sweater: Mesh Belted Sweater Mint – Shine

Leggings: Mesh Lace Leggings – Shine

Bra: Betty White Lace Bra – CHG

Necklace: One Day Necklace – Ben’s Beauty

Ring: Who’s Yo Daisy? – Chop Zuey

Shoes: Crysta Clogs Seafoam – Loordes of London

Hair: Kesha Dark Brown – DeLa

Makeup: Everyday Shadow Green – Mons, Dailyn Lipstick Light Rose – Izzie’s

Poses: Tominaga – The Muse Poses at Fashion Limited

Decor:

Home: London Apartment (Modified) – Apple Fall

Sofa/Ottoman: Nelle – Bazar Quality Homes & Furniture

Table: Mellow Table – Leezu

Pictures: Memories Art – Apple Fall

Rug: Asian White Blossoms Rug – Lunaria

Books: Charlotte Books – What Next

The Runway Perfect Hunt – Styling 3 – City Girl

It’s a jungle out there, but you can look chic and ready to take on the city in some wonderful finds from of The Runway Perfect Hunt, including a safari-inspired tank dress from Prism, and sueded boots from Loordes of London, all complimented by Chop Zuey’s Harvest collection of jewelry, given as gifts as part of Chop Zuey’s birthday celebration, and just perfect for the season.  Psst:  Chop Zuey also has a fab hunt find that is part of The Runway Perfect Hunt, a sparkling black jewel and diamond Miracle ring (not shown) that you definitely will want, as it is a stunner (and if you know Chop Zuey quality…you know it is worth the effort to go look for it).  Even the Morphine pose used here is yours for the finding.  The Runway Perfect Hunt is still going on through the 31st.

Styling:

Hair: Tracey Mesh Hair Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Dress: Sheena in Yellow Zebra (The Runway Perfect Hunt 3) – Prism

Boots: Janis Boots (The Runway Perfect Hunt 3) – Loordes of London

Pose: PRH Female 2 (The Runway Perfect Hunt 3) – Morphine Poses

Jewelry: Harvest Earrings and Bangles (Chop Zuey Birthday Gifts) – Chop Zuey

Clutch: Summer in Miami Purse – Le Primitif

Makeup: Bella Vetro Gloss Guardsman Red – [mock]