Asleep in the draining heat of the sun the moonflower awakens when the night has fallen, turning toward the gentle light of the moon, relaxing in its soft glow.

moonflower1acsThe moon nourishes her with a soothing mix of light and shade, draws her out with luminescent touches that leave her petals glowing with quiet pleasure of existence.

moonflower3csWhat she sees in the shadows under the trees feeds her as much as the quiet calm of the sleeping world around her.

moonflower2csFor moonflowers grow out of silence, serenity and secrets.

The skin by Kooqla and the skirt by Maitreya (it’s a part of a full dress, I just chose to wore only the skirt part for this) are from Designers United 5. The hat and necklace by Zibska are available in the current round of L’accessoires.

Body: Skin: Kooqla – Queens Black w Brows | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Light Turquoise XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Tiffani* | Feet: Gos – Barefoot v2 Flat

Outfit: Hat & Necklace: Zibska – Siofra* | Skirt: Maitreya – Hera Skirt & Extension 

Poses: Exposeur – Back to Black 1 M | Kirin – Burlesque Poses Cane Pose 6 | Kirin – Burlesque Poses Cane Pose 4


Once upon a time I roleplayed a dryad called Halava. She was a lithe little thing, recently re-emerged from her sanctuary tree, fully recovered from the catastrophic wounds of the past but still young as dryads go. She wore a skin from Fallen Gods Inc. and very little else, so when the new tone of Crystals appeared in Skin Fair, I knew Halava would grow up.

dryad1absMore magic-infused than her younger self, she glows of the regenerative powers coursing ever so slowly through the veins that would bleed sap instead of blood. Her resemblance has turned more human due to spending more time with these brief-lived, rushing, nonsensical  creatures.

dryad2absExperience comes slow to tree dryads as they take their time to observe and consider, not unlike the ents of other myths. Her younger self was oblivious to humanoid cultures beyond ancient mythical Greek ones and considered everything she witnessed with non-judgmental eyes, accepting everything as equally strange and normal part of the human behaviour. Given enough years she would have matured and formed opinions on what is good for growth and what unnaturally detrimental.

dryad3bsI would like to think that despite gaining more experience, more maturity, she would have kept her simple view on life, innocence and acceptance. Nurturing growth and avoiding the rot, as trees do.

The musk tone of Crystal line is currently available in the Skin Fair and they come in both female and male versions, as usual. The only decoration a dryad needs is actually a fascinator by Zibska, a part of the set available in L’Accessoires. The Victoria hairstyle by Alice Project is one of her new releases and it is tinted with the new anime hair colour HUD that is available in the Anime Hunt 2.

Scene: Studio Skye – Enchanted Tree Tunnel

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Crystal Musk OpalFae Gloss* | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Green XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Victoria * 

Outfit: Leaves in Hair: Zibska – Leigh Fascinator*

Poses: aDORKable Poses – 25 of 25 2012 | PoseMonster – Stand 58 & Stand 54

F is for Flamingos

Why not? Life is so strange and often challenging that we all could use some random things that make us smile as often as possible. It’s an important skill, being able to smile, laugh, enjoy the little oddities and quirks that the world offers us.

flamingopearls1bsThere’s something thoroughly appealing in pixel food. I am not certain if it’s the sense of making the world more real, more alive or if it ties more closely to that lure of unnecessary oddities. They’re perfect, delicious-looking and completely futile things, but yet they call to us. They apparently also call to pandas, so make sure to guard yours!

flamingopearls2bsThe quirky flamingo clutch by HANDverk and the adorable pearl collar by lassitude & ennui are both available in the current round of L’Accessoires. The romantic Flora hair by D!va can be found in Collabor88 and the Chibi Bunny skirt by The Sea Hole, Luria skin by Glam Affair and all the things on the table can be won from The Arcade.

Scene: Surroundings: Garden of Dreams – The Village* | Table: Tee*fy – Outdoor Party Table | All the Things on the Table: Schadenfreude – Tako Cake Stand | +Half-Deer+ The Sugar Battalion (Noir) | Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Squee the Panda | Tee*fy – Cake Pop Maker, Cotton Candy Set, Popsicle Maker | Tres Blah – Tea Time Stacked Cups & Tea Cup

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Luria Skin 02 & Eyebrow 01 | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: D!va – Flora Type A Onyx 

Outfit: Top: Pale Empress – Elyria White* | Skirt: The Sea Hole – Lorette Skirt Chibi Bunny | Collar: lassitude & ennui – Viola lace collar rose/white* | Clutch: [HANDverk] Flamingo Clutch.flamingo*

Poses: PoseMonster – Stand 46 & 39

All in Your Head

Some days are more surreal than others. There’s whales in the lake and bunnies on the table. Party lights for no reason and way too little coffee to live with it all.

inyourhead3bsConversations with fashionista meeroos don’t help much either, all they’re concerned about is how well they match to you.

inyourhead2bsEven the mystical macaw masked meeroos just keep telling you it’s all in your head. Perhaps so, but what a head it is! Life is never dull if you just take a deep breath and exhale out some imagination into the world.

inyourhead1bsThe clutch by [HANDverk] is available in the new round of L’Accessoires and the bracelets and the macaw mask are available in Global Domination. The fancy bow on the meeroo is by Zibska and can be acquired from The Gallery Gift Shop.  The skin by Pink Fuel and shoes by Gos are both group gifts. The dress by SAKIDE, hair by Exile and the earrings by Zibska are all new releases.

Scene: Sim – Ely’s Home | Meeroo Bow: Zibska – Jolie Collar* | Meeroo Mask: [HANDverk] Macaw Mask.feathered/blue*

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx Peach Sultry EyeA/dkbrow | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Crazy in Love | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual 

Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Silky Latex Dress Red* | Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal  Red Glitter | Bracelets: [HANDverk] Leather Loop Bracelet.brown/gold* | Clutch: [HANDverk] Tetrahedron Clutch.liquorice* | Earring: Zibska – Vonn Deux Earring*

Pose: PoseMonster – Behind 3 | Part of the furniture.

Purple Winter

It’s not always just whites and blues, no. There’s the spectrum of violet and purple, almost pink when the sun barely peeks from the horizon to paint the snow in the attempts of warmth before vanishing again. A touch of haze between the cold crystal clarity and darkness.purplewinter2bsThe Lazy Boots by lassitude & ennui are perfect for wading around in the snow, even if you’re too girly for a backpack and prefer a purse like this leather feather clutch by HANDverk. Both are available in the current round of L’Accessoires.

purplewinter1bsThe shirt and the skirt are new releases by SAKIDE, both available in several colours. The shirt comes with lola tango appliers for those more endowed. Then all you need is a scarf and you’re ready to traipse around the wintry grid.

Scene: Leroy 

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Baroq 01 D | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Moon Autumn Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 8* | Hair: Exile – Turn the Page

Outfit: Shirt: SAKIDE – Spencer Lace Shirt Purple* | Skirt: SAKIDE – Mini Lace Skirt Black* | Tights: Sn@tch – Goth Tights Purple | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Lazy Boots Purple* | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Purse: HANDverk – Leather Feather Clutch Violet* 

Poses: !bang – Stand 130 | aDORKable Poses – 22 of 25 2012

Empress by Nacht

A combination of Pale Empress and by Nacht, both of which are featuring in Gothmas by Gaslight. Pale Empress is a new shop making gorgeous gothic creations out of mesh in all of the five standard sizes plus two extra sizes. I must flail about that immediately because one of those, xs+ fits me like a glove. No more cutting off curvier parts to fit in mesh. If you’ve been too top-heavy to live with standard sizes, do try these demos.

Empress by NachtThe Dreamer-tiara by lassitude & ennui was perfect for the goth empress. The Cake Chandelier earrings by HANDverk gave the royalty a touch of quirkiness, but only if you look close enough to realize that there truly are tiny noms on trays hanging from the ears. Both of these are available in the current round of L’Accessoires. The special Licorice version of the Valerie hair by Wasabi Pills can be found in Together for Sway.

Empress by Nacht 1The Ice Queen’s Throne from by Nacht is available in Gothmas by Gaslight, as are all the winter fountains, the latter ones in a gacha. They are all wintry monochrome creations with lovely detailing. The lipstick is from Pin Me Down’s gacha in Gothmas by Gaslight and the pose is from Exposeur’s advent calendar.

Scene: Sim: Gothmas by Gaslight | Furniture: *~by Nacht – Ice Queen’s Throne & Winter Fountain (large)

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Fairy tales 2012 01 A | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Deep Violet | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: Pin Me Down – The countesses’s kiss Mystic* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Valerie mesh hair Licorice

Outfit: Dress: Pale Empress – Gothmas Purple XS+* | Necklace: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls Amethyst/Gold* | Earrings: HANDverk – Cake Chandelier Earrings Gold* | Tiara: lassitude & ennui – Dreamer tiara gold&purple* 

Poses: N/A | Exposeur – Female of the Species 4



Painting the Planes of Sanity

No, it does not make any sense. Very little of this post does, after all. Extremely Unhinged. The gacha festival has started out well and although we’ve gradually ceased dancing about and partying around the clock, there’s plenty of new parties planned for this week! Check the schedule out from here.

The palette and the brush are a part of HANDverk’s releases for November’s FaMESHed. The matching necklaces can be found in the current L’Accessoires. They’re perfect for any artist, sane or less so.

There’s the plane I was referring to! That and the other tiny flying vehicles are for the little skulprit avatars, available in Unhinged Festival. You can locate the bear, easel, plants-in-pants and most of the look from there as well.

Yes, those are tiny skulls hanging from the lashes. Naturally. The lashes, makeup, skin, two of the poses, outfit and the hat are all available in Unhinged. The hair by Alice Project is from Around the World, though. Needed a sleek hat hair for the top thing, after all.

Scene: Easel: Shabby Tabby – SweetSkulls Easel Candy | Pants with Plants: Hanaya – Stuff in the Pants Jungle Book | Teddy: PRIME – Eku Prime Teddy w/Champagne | Vehicles: Skulprit – HotBalloon Totoro, BiPlane Red Barony, Hovercar PoPo

Body: Skin: Skin Monster – Silver 3 | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Violet | Lashes & Makeup: Pin Me Down – The Skully Lashes 3 & 7 | Eyebrows: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Eyebrows s-30s | Hair: Alice Project – Tiffani*

Outfit: Dress, stockings, armwarmers, boots: {MV} – Jolly Rock Violet | Necklace: HANDverk – Palette Bolo royal purple & silver* | Hat: Faerycat Designs – Top Hat w Fiberoptic Plume Purple Stripe | Palette & Brush: HANDverk – Paint Palette & Paintbrush*

Poses: Astalianda – Freedom Cut | Pose Plastique – Harvester of Hearts Five | Pose Plastique – Ode to Antidote Three




Suddenly Warmer

Stand up and shout! That’s the name of the pose set with the mic props by BENT. It was made for Limited Bazaar, where a limited amount of items are for sale at discount prices. When the event is over, the items will still be sold in the respective main stores, but at full prices, so if you want some attitude in your SLife, go see if there’s any of these left!

The horns (that to me look like wicked bunny ears, of course) are by lassitude & ennui and they’re available in the Starlust Monster Beach Party for the whole of October. Go browse, shop and have fun: just be careful of any encounters of tentacular nature!

The eye makeup is a mix of two, both by Beautiful Freak. The long side squiggles can be found in a gacha at Monster Gacha Festival, which also lasts the whole month. I added their Poison liner to it for extra attitude. Lipstick is by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics and the Opera choker is one of my favourites from Donna Flora.

The surprisingly cutesy pleated mesh mini skirt is by Nomine, matching the Phoebe boots by lassitude & ennui. The boots are currently available only in L’accessoires. I set my demonic little star to the stage she deserves: the Hell Throne by Garden of Dreams.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Hell Throne*

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Repulse – Bloodrust Eyes (Silver) | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – MGF-wrath-both & Girl Poison black | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Everhabanero Lip Jelle | Nails: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Cheetah Nail Experiment Two | Hair: LeLutka – Inverted Hair CoalMine | Horns: lassitude & ennui – Slightly monstrous horns light/pure*

Outfit: Skirt: Nomine – Mesh Pleated Mini blood red* | Top 1: The Plastik – Drown-SL-Sheer-Ren-Anubis | Top 2: Miamai – Anais Shirt Black | Tights: Peqe – Blender Tights | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Phoebe lace-up boots red /dark wood* | Choker & Ring: Donna Flora – Opera | Spiked wrist band: Spider Productions – Dual Spike Wrist Band | Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangle Buddha black 

Poses & Mic Props: BENT. – Stand Up and Shout.*




Anais Wants Some Cake

I was cruel and didn’t rez any, but I kept thinking of Marie Antoinette throughout the shoot. Anais is actually a new hairstyle by Zibska: a huge updo that speaks of having nothing but time and servants to do your hair.

The Phoebe boots are by lassitude & ennui, classic lace-up boots that work for vintage autumn, steampunk or even delightful decadence like above. They’re at the moment available in L’accessoires event in several colours, each of the colours including a dark and light wood option for the soles and heels. I contemplated posing naked, but finding twisty enough poses to keep it only slightly indecent was too challenging. Fortunately I located this vamp corset by Sn@tch from my inventory for fitting cover!

The dominant over-the-board Vargas makeup is another new release by Zibska. The skin is one of Glam Affair’s gatcha ones in The Arcade, with an adorable baroque-vibed blush on otherwise practically white skin. The eyes by Insufferable Dastard and the snake ring by [HANDverk] are from the same event. The Stranglehold choker is by House of Rain and it’s available in the Zombie Cheerio Gacha here. It worked perfectly to turn the look from debaucherous to wicked.

I continued the wickedness with Corruption arm tattoos by Mabinogion, the temptations for more than cake traveling through her veins. To complete the scene I used the Darkness Lies Within bed by Malfean Visions. It’s from Twisted Hunt, in case you forgot it’s still going on!

Scene: Bed: Malfean Visions – Darkness Lies Within Bed

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza – The Arcade Gacha Events 08 | Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Violet Flare Mesh Eyes The Arcade | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Zibska – Anais White* | Makeup: Zibska – Vargas Violet* | Arm tattoo: Mabinogion – Corruption*

Outfit: Corset: Sn@tch – Vamp Corset White | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Phoebe lace-up boots purple&dark wood* | Choker: House of Rain – Stranglehold amethyst* | Ring: [HANDverk] – Serpent Ring.violet

Poses: Part of the bed.




52 Colours: Russet

Hey, a brown that I didn’t turn into steampunk! Be surprised! Russet as a colour comes from a coarse cloth made of wool and dyed with woad and madder to give it a subdued grey or reddish-brown shade. By the statute of 1363, poor English people were required to wear russet. I wonder if that is where the view of brown as dull, serious, plain colour comes from.

I stayed within respectable, but Miss Russet insisted on going to a piano bar and refused to be plain! The said piano bar is a skybox and a dream scene from Garden of Dreams. 384 prims, 40×40 footprint, animations at the mic, piano, bar stools, chairs and cuddle and more-intense-snuggling couple activities in the couches.

Miss Russet has strapping new wedges by lassitude & ennui, available in L’accessoires. They’re mesh, come with HUD as usual and have both rigged version and unrigged versions that are thus modable for size. The magpie-amount of pearls are also by lassitude & ennui, from If I Were Rich Hunt. They’re mesh and modable, so I tinted some strands brown and black, the original version is all much paler.

The main russet thing, the heart of the look, is of course the mesh pencil skirt. It’s by tulip. from the Vintage Fair that is still going on. Three big sims full of wonderful things and the packed-up-with-people lag should be all gone now. If you haven’t yet visited, now’s a good time!

Scene: Garden of Dreams: The Piano Bar*

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Natural 03 D | Eyes: The Plastik – Vae Senn | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Late at Night (maple) | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Glitter Pop Eshadow in Livy & Funsies eyeliner – smoked senna C eyeliner / natural lash

Outfit: Top: Sassy! – Summer mini dress upper squares | Skirt: tulip. – Bandage Skirt (mud) | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Blossom wedge sandals* | Jewelry: lassitude & ennui – Opulence Pearls | Hat: Bliensen + MaiTai – Paris Pillbox Hat Gold 

Poses: aDORKable Poses – 21 of 25 / LAP – GG1-Linda PR4 / !bang – Stand 136