#90 The love of neutrals

Today I am feeling the immensely soothing effect of wearing neutrals.

With gold.

Maybe I’m a down to earth princess?

July '17 Memory head

 

OUTFIT DETAILS:
hair: Opale . Alexa Hair, by Antonya -This is the first of my HAIR FAIR 2017 finds – there will be more!
poses: an lar [poses] from The Jolene & Olivia Series, by Katya Valeska
makeup: Arte – Catwa applier – Vintage Make-Up, Lower Lashes, by Miriam Lemondrop
shoes: Garbaggio // Regina (Maitreya) – Cocoa, by Ashleey Andrew
suit: Scandalize.Milenna . Maitreya fit, by Dakota Mosely
clutch: BeloD_Classic Clutch_GOLD, by Betty Draesia
necklace: Yasum*Surfer Necklace, by Azlyn Vaher
rings: Meva Flower Rings for Maitreya Bento, by Mea Carnell

regular items:
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – fair , by Nena Janus
CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10, by Catwa.Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1, by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: MIRAGE-CATWA Eyes HUD -Adagio, by Candie Dawn

July '17 Memory full length

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#88 Mem’s Gallery

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Every so often I look around my small gallery and wonder – why?

Why do I have a gallery? Why do my friends like me to have a gallery? Why have I chosen these, of all my photographs, to display? Are these still part of my 10,000? Why have I displayed them like this?

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I wonder – what do visitors see? What thoughts or feelings are raised?

Currently Mem’s Gallery is housed in a cute little cottage at the top of a hill, surrounded by flowers and trees; part of our New Zealand themed sim.

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If you have a chance to pop in and look around please send me your feedback – thoughts, feelings, ideas. Constructive feedback can provide inspiration (or desperation?) to push through  to keep on changing and growing.

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Mem’s outfit:

hair accessory: *LODE* Headwear – My Red Poppy, by Chirzaka Vlodovic
jewels: :[P]:- Kerraleth Rings [Left-Maitreya]:// Golden, by Vae
dress: ISON – gemini dress -maitreya- (navy), by Harry Hyx for Uber
shoes: PHEDORA / Mary heels / Maitreya, by Celina Galli for Crossroads Jan ’17
hair: Summer Haze (S Head/S Breast), by Stealthic for Hairology Jan ’17
bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R) *carmine*, by Zaara Kohime

Kirin Poses – Nyu Pose Pack, by Carolina Soutereau

CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Catya head

#87 I need to go shopping

“I’ve purged myself of worldly goods; half my stuff is either being sold or going to charity. I need to go shopping.” – Christy Leigh Stewart

It was like a purge – back in July some stroke of LL doom swallowed one of my folders – never to be found again. Not just any folder – it was my CLOTHING folder – 50k of trash and treasure from 9 years in SL: clothes, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, hats, bags, umbrellas and watches …. the lot.

Now when I make up an outfit I need to go shopping.

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My shopping trip took me to old haunts (Zaara) and to new ones [VERSOV] – to collect DEMOS!

I love this outfit – it reminds me of some looks from the recent Spring 2017 Ready to Wear Fashion shows. I love the contrasting colors, textures, styles, the meticulous design details, the glam hairdos and sheer craziness of it all.

OUTFIT:

dress: Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress – Sienna.Maitreya,  by Fashionboi Landar

shoes: [VERSOV] CHUNKYOV Heels_(MAITREYA) GLOSSY_BLUETRIC, by Versov

bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R)*indigo*, by Zaara Kohime

hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Lioncourt hair – [XXS] – Basics, by M4ri1yn Magic

nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish (Maitreya) HUD, by Zozicon

makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

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CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Bento mesh head

 

#85 this fairy’s gift

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark                                        – Helena Bonham Carter

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The third fairy drifts into the castle, trailing butterflies and the scent of magical gardens. Memory bears her gift to the tiny princess; one perfect golden peony, symbolizing beauty and honor.

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Outfit:
dress: -AZUL- Calypso Opal, by Mami Jewell
wings: -AZUL- Pepeke Wing & Butterflies Mint, by Mami Jewell
flowers: *LODE* Accessory – Blossoms [single peony], by Chirzaka RV
*LODE* Head Accessory – Iris [violet], by Chirzaka RV
hair: Exile::Cold, by Kavar Cleanslate

CATWA HEAD Annie Human 4.10, by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
Essences [Sophia] #Pale01 [Catwa Applier], & Maitreya Applier Hud *Pale01*, by Inka Mexicola
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
IKON Triumph Eyes – Blue, MESH, by Ikon Innovia
My own shape – adjusted for the mesh head
poses are from the IE Cute and Coy V2 (b) set, by Kay Weston of Image Essentials

background: Mesh Romance Forest Pond Scene, by FelixvonKotwitz Alter

#81 The last of the evening sun

I’m not one of those people who wakes up and thinks, ‘Bring on the day!’ I have to have about 7 pints of coffee before I’m even remotely awake. But I love the golden hour in the evening, as hokey as that sounds. Just as the sun is about to set and you get those lovely shadows and everything looks gold and yellow.    Stacy London

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It is wonderful to lean back against the warm bricks in the evening sun soaking in the soft healing ambiance.

In Second Life wonderful poses help express the feeling – these poses from  – IE Wall to Wall V1 & V2, by Kay Weston – from the recent Alchemy event – are now instore at Image Essentials

Waiting in the last rays

Outfit 1-
hair: NO.MATCH_NO.MEANING. by Viking – On9
top: Mimikri – Paillettes Top / Luna duck egg _FM_Maitreya, by Mimikri Kit – Cosmopolitan Events & Shopping
shorts: Mimikri – Leather Hot Pants / Luna duck egg _FM_Maitreya
shoes: JamBee > Shoes > Xiuying Dragon Wedges > Maitreya, by JamBee – On9
Outfit 2 –
hair: tram517 / amber & cork, by moca Lour – HAIR FAIR 2016
top: -tres blah- Ken Kimono (Maitreya), by Julliette Westerburg for Luxe Box, July
jeans: erratic / swift – jeans / white (maitreya), Erratic Rain – Collab88 July
shoes: REIGN.- STACEY WEDGES- MAITREYA, by Kenadee Cole – Luxe Box, July

Outfit 3-
hair: MINA Hair – Pippa – Light Blonde, by Mina Nakamura – HAIR FAIR 2016
top: (fd) Sweet Flowy Tank – Mint LARA, by Toast bard – Collab88 July
pants: (fd) Vintage Thrifted Pants – Navy LARA, by Toast bard – Collab88 July
shoes: Pure Poison – Arya Sandals – Maitreya, by Shaleene Kenin – Kustom9

Under it all-
makeup: Veechi – Luster Glam Shadow [honey], by Aubrey Snoodle for Collab88 July
Blacklace Beauty Kismet Lips Pastel Sugar, by Gemini Galatea
Arte – Blush – Pink, by Miriam Lemondrop
nails: [ZOZ] Beachy Solids Polish, by Zozicon
skin: *League* Skin Erin Fair Natural Blonde, & *League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia
eyelashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, with hands and feet, by Onyx LeShelle

#79 Bikini for 4th of July

RYL Bikini 4th July

Hop over to C.M.D. Art & Furniture and you will find yourself on a football field set about with stands selling merchandise to support your chosen team and country. Past those stands is an area set aside for Independence Day, 4th of July items – and this cute bikini is on sale there. In the DUO package are mesh bikinis and a mesh mini dress for all kinds of mesh and regular bodies, and also red, white and blue nail appliers!

RYL Bikini for 4th of July

outfit:
bikini: RYL Danica Bikini Lara, by LadyRosabella
accessories:
jewels: Kibitz – Amisa rings maitreya 10 – gold, by Kathya Szczepanski
shoes: #EMPIRE – Aster – maitreya, by Queenshop

body:
hair: Exile::Soak Up The Sun, by Kavar Cleanslate for Summerfest ’16
eyelashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
nails: RYL USA nails appliers, by LadyRosabella
make-up: Zibska Sing 13, by Zib Scaggs for Shiny Shabby July
skin: *League* Skin Erin Fair Natural Blonde & Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, by onyx LeShelle
eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

#78 More last minute shopping at the VINTAGE FAIR 2016

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Whatever you’re doing – STOP – and run over to the VINTAGE FAIR before they pack it all up later today.

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Items from the VINTAGE FAIR:
hair: [e] Betty, by Elikapeka Tiramisu, EXCLUSIVE Item
makeup: Arte – Blush – Pink, by Miriam Lemondrop, EXCLUSIVE Item
hat; TABOU. Marelyne Hat- Gold pearls, by Mrs Glam Jinx, EXCLUSIVE Item
lingerie: [TrevaH]- Bridget Purple, by Amy Acajou, EXCLUSIVE Item
jewels: Anachron – Art Deco Empire Necklace & Earrings – Amethyst, by Nix Marabana, EXCLUSIVE Item
shoes: phedora. Penny heels Maitreya (comes with a headband and a 21 color HUD), by Celena Galli , EXCLUSIVE Item
tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- Nika, by Mae Jewell, EXCLUSIVE Item
nails: DP- Koffin Nails- Flapper Fancy, by Bcreative Wilde, EXCLUSIVE Item
pose prop: *Everglow* Baroque Chair, by Fanny Willis, EXCLUSIVE Item

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