Colours on Menu

Tasty, tasty colours. In a world where the colours are nourishment food is consumed through sight: the brighter the colours, the sweeter the experience. The Big Bad Bun definitely thinks so! Only the brightest, happiest meals for him!

coloureater3csThis particular restaurant has delivery butterflies as waiters to maximize the tastes. The rainbow-dressed woman is not a part of the staff, she’s a minion. The very best colour-hunter the Big Bad Bun employs.

coloureater2csNo pale pastels would survive her jewel tones and if she encounters anything especially dull, she might just have to dig up the neon gun.

coloureater1csRainbows and eyecandy can be serious business.

The building and the plants by Chic Buildings, the delivery butterfly by Studio Sidhe (really a hang glider) and the piercing by .:ellabella:. are from Taste the Rainbow Hunt. The colourful cocktail is the item you have to find in the hunt. The deliciously happy Gingy ice creams by !Ohmai are from Atelier Kreslo’s Festival. The peacocks by *MishMish* can be purchased in the current round of Collabor88. The dress by Adoness is a hunt gift in Colors of Summer Hunt and the hairdo by Adoness is from the new round of the Thrift Shop. The faux elf ears by Kahli Designs can be found in the current round of We Love Role-play and the neck corset by *Perception* is from Acid Lily.

Scene: House and Plants: Chic Buildings – Rainbow Cottage & Planters | Peacocks: *MishMish* – Blue Peacock The Razzle | Butterfly: Studio Sidhe – Franklin C. Flutterbye Rainbow Hang Glider | Ice Creams: !Ohmai – Atelier Kreslo Festival Gingy’s Neapolitan & Strawberry | Big Bad Bun: D-LAB – Rabbit-B-sit | Cocktail: Taste the Rainbow Hunt item

Body: Skin: .ploom. – Lea Vanilla DB Libra | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Breeze | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Sarah Jane’s Bloody Lipcolor | Hairdo & Hair Base: Adoness – Myrina pitchblack/scarlet & shaved butterfly black shades* 

Outfit: Dress: Adoness – Colors of Summer Dress* | Neck Corset: *Perception* – Neck Corset Green Silk* | Piercing: .:ellabella:. Ballad of Stars Rainbow | Ear Decorations: Kahli Designs – Faux Elf Ears Silver* | Tights: *Sheer* Zebra | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Phoebe lace-up boots red/dark wood*

Poses: N/A | !bang – Carefree 2 | Exposeur – Call the Shots 2M

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Grapes and Cream

Ice cream, that is. Cakes. Coffee. Noms of all sort. Cocktails, milkshakes, cherries and whipped cream. There’s something surreally decadent in delicacies that also look good, like they were made to give a feast to your eyes long before the taste registers, before that first bite.

noms1bsOne could argue that the looks of food have nothing to do with their nutritional value, but I beg to differ. There’s a different level of nourishment acquired through eyes, through nose, through mind. The expectation, the anticipation, the admiration… it all increases and adds to the taste, making it all the more delicious for it.

noms2bsIt’s exactly the indulgence in several senses instead of just one that makes them taste so good, the enticing sweet things. Take the time to crave for that bite and it will be immensely more satisfying.

The cake stand, cappuccino, tea and sugar bowl by Culprit, the cocktail, parfait and soda float by [CIRCA], the flower ice cream by Retro’,  the corset by Perception, the grapes jewelry set by Weather or Not? and the fruity Slink nails by Orc Inc are all available in Food Fair. Analog Dog’s Tunnel Cake hairdo is available in their Hair Fair booth and the extra surreal lashes by [ #7 ] can be found in The Gallery Gift Shop.

Scene: Building: Garden of Dreams – The Roman Bath* | Furniture: ~Libertine~ Marquis Complete Set* | Noms: Culprit – Dotty Cakestand, Cappuccino, Tea, Sugarybowl | Other Noms: [CIRCA] – Pineapple Chichi Island Cocktail, Epicure Ice Cream Parfait CookieCream, Double Cherry Soda Float SnowCream 

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette* | Eyes: NoirOptix – Pale Violet Eyes | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta Goblin Green* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Surreal Lashes: [ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y  portia’s pleisure lash add-ons | Hairdo: Analog Dog – Tunnel Cake Splash | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Casual | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium | Nails: Orc Inc – Slink Nails Fruit* 

Outfit: Corset: *Perception* – Sweetheart Overbust Aqua w/ Grapevines* | Jewelry: Weather or Not? – Vineyard Grape Necklace & Earrings Merlot | Held Ice Cream: Retro’ – flower ice cream vanilla

Poses: Part of furniture.

Zodiac: Gemini

Gemini — the Twins — is one of the duality signs for a good reason. Like the other such signs, it often feels like there’s two people at the price of one. Best (or worst, depending on your point of view) part is that both of them are smart, witty, communicative air signs, whose need to know and find out will keep them talking to accommodate their sharp intellect.

gemini3bsGemini mind is always on the move and requires challenges. It might get distracted by another challenge before completely finishing the first task, though. Focus, especially when it requires monotonous, patient tasks is not Gemini’s strong suit. She wants to find out new things, investigate, talk about them, ask questions, let her mind dance around the refreshing influences.

gemini2bsAlthough also one of the mutable signs, Gemini tends to find balance between seeing both sides of the coin and compromising and finding a way not to give in too much. She’s great at understanding problems, situations and people: at least intellectually, when not too much emotions are involved. Like all air signs, she flitters away from the darker, deeper seas, preferring the lightness of air.

gemini1bsGemini might often feel like a modern version of Jekyll and Hyde, with their proper and extremely wild sides wrapped in one person. The unpredictability shows in their looks where they prefer one thing one day, another the next, like their wardrobe was put together by several people. In a way it is, for The Twins do love to shop.

The skin by Essences and the Gemini necklace by *Perception* can be found in the current round of Zodiac. The dress by Valentina E. and the bracelets by Maxi Gossamer are available in FaMESHed and the purse by [HAND]verk and the furniture by Apple Fall can be won in The Arcade.

Scene: Furniture: Apple Fall – Tiffany Dining Table & Chair, Lustful Lilacs, Toast & Butter, 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Cup

Body: Skin: Essences – Gemini 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Lucid Eyes Optimism | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Bad Reputation Natural Fusion 2 | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium | Nails: Orc Inc – Glitter Pack*

Outfit: Dress: Valentina E. – Angie Dress Seabreeze | Shoes: Belgravia – Paradise Sandals Sky Blue | Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer – Tarantella Gypsy Large | Necklace: *Perception* – Gemini Necklace Gold | Purse: [HAND]verk – Mermaid’s Purse Clam Teal* 

Poses & Phone: aDORKable Poses – Call Me 5 | 7 | 1

Zodiac: Pisces

Pisces is the dreamer of the Zodiac, the one with a thousand worlds in her head, swimming from one to another with ease. Her inner worlds form such an essential part of her that without learning to know them, you’ll catch only glimpses on the surface of the sea.

pisces1bsShe’s said to have a piece of every other zodiac sign in her, being the last one of the cycle. This is why she’s able to understand others, set herself in their shoes, see through surfaces and not only comprehend, but genuinely sympathize with others. If you manage to catch her attention enough to pull her gaze away from those worlds of her own, she will see right through you.

pisces2bsThere are two downfalls for the Pisces: escapism and being caught in situations where she keeps helping others and draining herself in a vicious cycle. When the real world is not to their liking, it is too easy for them to escape to those other worlds instead of dealing with the unpleasantries of reality. Their genuine need to help others can land them in unhealthy situations as well and learning to set boundaries and walking away is not easy for them.

pisces3bsOften quiet she is sometimes perceived as shy when she simply is not paying attention or caring about the more normal things in life. Amiable, easy to get along with, but challenging to get to truly know, she drifts with the currents of her imagination, welcoming any odd soul to come swim with her.

The new round of Zodiac is all about Pisces. The dress by lassitude & ennui was beyond perfect for the relaxed, natural and romantic Pisces. The fish-necklace by Perception was quirky-cute enough to work for her and there was a multitude of Pisces-fitting poses from melancholy to fluidity, susceptibility to being underwater.

Scene: Ely’s Home Beach

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Peak XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Lost in Wonderland | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet

Outfit: Dress: lassitude & ennui – Naiad Sundress Cream* | Necklace: Perception – Fishy Necklace Silver/Sapphire* | Bracelet: Zaara – Sadaf paua bracelet silver | Ring: Zaara – Raga oyster ring paua silver

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Melancholy 1 | !bang – Stand 324 |  | !bang – Stand 320

Zodiac: Aquarius

Aquarians are famous for their humanitarian interests, open-minded intelligence and idealism. Being an air sign they love to communicate their ideas and talk, being more concentrated on intellectual level than emotional one.

Zodiac: Aquarius 1There’s a quirky, almost strange quality to the Aquarians that often comes with an excellent sense of humor. They are extremely opinionated and not afraid to express those opinions. They are always exactly who they are and don’t change for anyone or anything. They appreciate originality and indulge in moments of rebellion.

Zodiac: Aquarius 2The overall friendliness and caring for the world comes with a peculiar emotional detachment. Regardless, once committed to a relationship they are extremely loyal to their partner whom they consider to be their best friend as well as lover.

Zodiac: Aquarius 3Aquarius is an interesting mix of near-futuristic visions, world-encompassing ideals and eccentric intelligence.

The hairstyle by Alice Project, skin by Bilo, necklace by Perception, shoes by HANDverk and the poses by Exposeur are all available in the current round of Zodiac. The quirky octopus chair by 22769 [bauwerk] is a part of Four Walls Hunt.

Scene: Skybox: Garden of Dreams – Showcase Snake* | Chair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Somewhere beyond the sea chair pink

Body: Skin: Bilo – Elysium (DBrow/Freckle)* | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Peak XL | Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual | Hair: Alice Project – Aquarius Zephyra*

Outfit: Shirt: Riggle Room – Popculture Tank Icecream* | Pants: Silent Sparrow – Lupine Jeans | Shoes: HANDverk – Water Pumps* | Necklace: Perception – Aquarius Necklace Silver*

Poses: Exposeur – When You’re Smiling 2M | Part of furniture. | Exposeur – When You’re Smiling 1 M

 

 

Zodiac: Capricorn

Capricorn’s symbol is the goat: surefooted climber heading to the top of the mountain. Capricorn people are similar in their ambitions, heading steadily toward the top. They tend to be work-orientated and this often shows in how they carefully consider and evaluate the career and if it is truly worth all their energy and devotion. They might change their jobs or end up in eccentric professions because they know exactly what they want and they systematically go after it.

Zodiac: Capricorn 1Capricorns are stereotypically stiff people, often accused of not having sense of humour at all. They dislike being ridiculed to the point of bearing grudge for such transgressions, but this does not mean they would not have their own type of humour: usually quirky and eccentric.

Zodiac: Capricorn 2The penchant for traditions also shows itself in appreciating quality and being classy. They’re one of the signs who expect high quality of everything: work, food, material possessions, time spent together. They also seem to have trouble getting into relationships, but once they do, they are extremely devoted, revealing surprising warmth from under the cool exterior.

Zodiac: Capricorn 4Capricorns rarely take time for play and are masters of multi-tasking. They are serious, responsible sign that will achieve whatever it is they set out to do. Since they are so business-like on the surface, they usually have only few friendships, but those that they have are deep and never forgotten.

The greenhouse by Apple Fall, the horns by lassitude & ennui, the skin by Ploom and the necklace by Perception are all available in the current round of Zodiac.

Scene: Z-Boutique – Cryogenia | Greenhouse: Apple Fall – Capricorn Greenhouse | Horns: lassitude & ennui – Capricornus mesh horns dark/silver*

Body: Skin: .ploom. – Harlowe Vanilla DB Capricorn | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Green | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: *Alice Project* – Rose*

Outfit: Jacket: Erratic – Vanity Leather Jacket Grey Open | Shirt: LeeZu – WoolPulli Red | Pants: Zaara – Classic Jeans Black | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Embroidered Boots Brown Gold* | Necklace: *Perception* – Capricorn Horn Necklace Gold*

Poses: Olive Juice – Pretend | aDORKable Poses – 5 of 25 2012 | aDORKable Poses – Confident Leo 1

 

 

The Sense of Story

There’s something within us that feels the need to perceive beginnings and endings: we divide our lives into series of events, try to pinpoint when they began and why, name when they ended and how. It appeals to our sense of story, I guess. We see lives as stories, whether they are ours or others. Thus the beginning of a new year tends to feel like opening the first page of a new storybook, full of possibilities and potential. New Year 1We take a moment to look back to evaluate and even judge how the previous storybook worked out: did it go as we planned, did it bring us joy and satisfaction, did it make us cry, was it full of tedium and unnecessary details, what could be done to make it better? That is where and when the resolutions arrive: this year, this story will be better. No more same mistakes, less dull repetition, more laughter, more love, more meaning, more moments to cherish and remember. Then we blink and suddenly it’s year later and the time to turn the last page again. New Year 2No matter whether we manage to keep our resolutions, no matter what the story will become, today is the day to feel hope and celebrate the story still continuing. We are all writing our own sequels: let’s make them good ones!

Scene: Kukuvaya – Whitaker Studio

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Ginger Chocolate Makeover | Hair: Exile – Believe Again

Outfit: Dress: *Perception* – Bustier-Dress Black/Gold* | Jewelry: Zibska – Zivit Necklace & Earrings*(opening gift at Zenshi) | Champagne Glass: Schadenfreude – L’Elephante d’Or Champagnte Glass

Poses: WetCat – M3 | LAP – TC-Timid Girl PR4