Dirty Old Town

I think I can stop hoping that summer is still trying to stick around. The weather has definitely changed around here- it seems to have gone from warm and sunny to grey and wet overnight! All in all, though, I don’t mind too much…while a spell of of warmth and sun is always welcomed, I do so enjoy autumn. The leaves turn brilliant colours, the earth is well hydrated once more, and I get to overdose on all things pumpkin while snuggling up in front of my fireplace.

The only thing that leaves me a bit flat is the dullness of the city. When the skies are grey and there’s rain in the air, there no denying that all that concrete does nothing to stir the imagination. That may be why red is such a favourite colour to wear this time of year, because it is so delightfully defiant of all that grey! Black and red are a nice contrast to the monochrome, and cooler temperatures are a nice excuse to dust off the hats and boots.

Dirty Old Town

The Fallish scoop:
‘Falling For You’ hair with beret in Natural Fusion2 Phoenix from Exile (at Collabor88)
Oversized Wool Coat in black from ISON (at Collabor88)
Bohemian Diamond dress in red from Somnia
Alyx skin in Vanilla from Pink Fuel
Vanity boots in black from SLink
Dorothy Cat-eye glasses in Cherry from PurpleMoon Creations
Pearl eyes in caramel from Poetic Colors
Wild Full Thick lashes from Maxi Gossamer
pose by aDORKable (closed)

“I left my love, by the gassworks wall
Dreamed a dream, by the old canal
I kissed my girl, by the factory wall
Dirty old town, dirty old town…”
– The Pogues

I Dream In Colour

I Dream In Colour

Perhaps I do, perhaps I don’t…it’s difficult to say for sure because I rarely remember them! But it amuses me greatly to think that they could look something like this. Just imagine- images so colourful you can almost taste them. And pretty things from my favourite stores certainly help in giving them life! If you haven’t yet done your round through the Taste The Rainbow hunt, I would recommend it. It’s a small hunt, as Second Life hunts go, so if you’re like me and are easily overwhelmed with massive grid-wide hunts then this small ‘taste’ of a hunt is sure to satisfy you.

The colourful scoop:
Kalina top from The Plastik [Taste The Rainbow hunt]
Metallic lipstick in Pink from Pink Fuel [Taste The Rainbow hunt]
Alyx skin in Vanilla from Pink Fuel
Fight hair in Blonde 07 by elikatira
Glitterotica eyeliner in Heathers Glitter from Mock Cosmetics
Jemma abalone earrings from Sn@tch
Wild Full Thick lashes from Maxi Gossamer
Pearl eyes in Vineyard from Poetic Colors

Bright Side Of The Dark Side

Light. Dark. Yin. Yang. Ethereal and pale with an edgy side, or dark and primly demure.

Or perhaps everything in between? Luminous as the sunset. Only you will know for sure.

Bright Side Of The Dark Side

You can be all of the above…embrace the mystery, I say. Keep ’em guessing! With skins from The Plastik and outfits from FATEplay- now available at the We ❤ Roleplay event- it is all so very easy. The event is monthly, but why wait? Head on over and begin your own bit of mystery!

“So today were gonna…take the time to show ya
The br- br- bright side of the dark side…
Only think you oughta
No, you really gotta…See the br- br- bright side of the dark side…”

the mysterious scoop:
Moon, Wood, and Drow elf skins- eyes and makeup included- from The Plastik (available at We ❤ Roleplay
Rochon dress in Ebony and Wende dress in Amethyst from FATEplay (available at We ❤ Roleplay)
Studio hair in Black 04, Red 08, and White 05 from elikatira
poses from fri.day

I Can See Clearly Now

“…the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
Gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day…”

I Can See Clearly Now

I may not have been praying for rainbows, but I sure am enjoying the bright sunshiny days…they pave the way for bright clothes and sunshiny accessories! It also makes for some interesting experiments with light settings. Hope you don’t mind my fiddling around! Thanks for peeking.

the bright, shiny scoop:
Emileine top in Peacock from The Plastik
Harley skin in Peach from Pink Fuel
3rd Year Anniversary Hair in Sienna from Dura
Glitterpop shadow in Emerald and Olivine from MOCK Cosmetics
Madrah Earrings/Necklace set from Maxi Gossamer (group gift)
poses by fri.day

Armadillery

Armadillery1

Unfortunately, I haven’t Been Through The Desert On A Horse With No Name, but I can at least find appropriate places in Second Life to pose as though I had! And while he may not be a horse, Armadillo there is still a charming companion. If you haven’t been to the Baja Norte sim, you should probably go sometime. There are quite a few spots to take some snazzy photos.

the toasty hot scoop:
Nautica dress (colour change HUDS rock my socks…when I’m wearing them) from Miel
Jill hair (hat and another HUD included) in Lightbrown05 from Truth
Harley skin in Peach from Pink Fuel
Pearl eyes in caramel from Poetic Colors
Basic Mesh hands and Jolie Pied feet from SLink
poses by aDORKable (closed. I has a sad.)
Aculo bracelet and necklace from Earthstones
Wild Full Thick lashes by Maxi Gossamer

Oh, Canada!

Just a quickie little bloggie today to say Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian Second Lifers! Sit back, relax, have a beer and fire up the barbeque…and if you can, dance around with things on your head! ♥

Oh Canada

the patriotic scoop:
Mr. Moose plushie from ana_mations
Lady Nellie riding hat- Canada Day Edition from Hatpins
Punk Racerback top from Miel
Lyric lowrise jeans from Sn@tch
Sybille hair in Pancake from Wasabi Pills
Alyx skin in Vanilla by Pink Fuel
Pearl eyes in dark caramel from Poetic Colors
Mariellis Lip Shine in Firebrick from Mock Cosmetics
Wild Full Thick lashes from Maxi Gossamer
poses by Glitterati

Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked

If there’s no rest for the wicked, then I fear Tessa may never sleep again…

Slick

All latex is not created equal, am I right? If you’ve not been to Drift before, I suggest you rectify that oversight as expeditiously as possible. Kallisto Destiny has a store full of meshtastic casual pretties that are guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s Second Life summer, but one of the more recent releases is the Oblivion set- itty bitty latex jobs with that brilliant colour-change HUD. With a teeny outfit this delicious, I think we can all pretty much agree that there will in fact be no rest whatsoever for the wicked. And she wouldn’t want it any other way!

“There ain’t no rest for the wicked; money don’t grow on trees
I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed
And ain’t nothing in this world for free
I know I can’t slow down, I can’t hold back
Though you know I wish I could…
No, there ain’t no rest for the wicked, til we close our eyes for good…”
-Cage The Elephant

the wicked scoop:
Oblivion latex shorts and top in purple by Drift
Tall Leather Thighhigh Boots in silver by SLink
Sachara Elf Ears also by SLink
Maria skin in Fair by LAQ
Boys&Girls 42 hair in black by Dura
Gem Eyes- basics in dark grey by Poetic Colors
Retrospect earrings by Amorous
Lilac Maurea Mod Masque and Black Currant lip jelle by Mock Cosmetics
poses by Glitterati