January 2011

Taupe is one of those colours that I’ve oodles of outside SL, but very little in SL. As with other greeny colours, I’ve mostly just got things that came as part of fat packs. For this week’s 52 weeks of colour challenge I remembered a coat I’d wondered about buying last year. What put me off was that it wasn’t really in my colours and I wasn’t sure the prim parts would fit. However, it turns out the colour is fine and the prims fitted nicely, as there was a small and large version of the coat prims.
I had thought that powder blue might be a good toning colour, but I was still wearing the pink shirt and the pink corsage from the last post when I put the coat on, and so I thought I’d go with pink, though I selected a different shirt from my inventory. I have a couple of these scribble wash jeans from Callie Cline already, but I wasn’t sorry to have to add this pair, as I think they are fun and versatile.
The last minute addition was the “Leaves tiara”. I’m not sure it’s really a tiara, but it is a very pretty face-framing spray of leaves, one of the special items for the new Oh My Stars sim.
Linen coat in brown: Oyakin (it also has a collar which I didn’t use & I appreciate it’s been made with the stitching continued all the way round, so you can wear it without the collar)
Short Western boots: G Field
Leaves Tiara: SYDS
Floral wash jeans, earth/pink: Callie Cline
Slouch thread sweater in pink: Surf Couture
Mishti tank in plum: Zaara
Lotus earrings: Eshi Otawara
Catherine hair in blue: Jade
Rose corsage: December
First Days of Spring skybox from Modest House
Pose by LAP


Roses fuschia orchids
Like everyone else, I bought the new Ivalde cardigan, and pulled out this nice corsage to go with it.
Taken in my new greenhouse (the white thing outside is a sheep).
Laida black cardigan and top from the Halldora dress: Ivalde
Trishna skirt in fuschia: Zaara
Rose bunch ring: Yummy
Rose corsage: December
Loves Labours Lost earrings: Dark Mouse
Catherine hair: Jade
Purple lace tights: G Field
Breakneck pumps in purple: Shiny Things
(Old) Eva skin from Tuli, eyes by Miriel (no longer available)

Indigo: trade winds

I finally discovered shadows, and although they slow things down a bit, they don’t actually crash me, so I played with them a little bit in this picture. The dress (which I think is indigo…) is called “Tradewinds” so I wanted the idea of a sunny but rather windy beach. I definitely think of indigo as being an inky sort of blue, and I thought of this dress as soon as I saw “indigo”, but I tried to match my hair to the lighter colour swatch that Luna Jubilee gave us (well, sort of). Wikipedia has a range of colours. Actually I also thought of this anime, the title translates to “Bluer than indigo” and the heroine has blue hair, which appears to be both the wikipedia indigo colours.

Indigo: trade winds
Tradewinds dress: Icing
Wool wrap: SySy
Victorian ankle boot in Squid Ink: Juicy
Navy rose lace tights: G. Field
Circe bracelet: Tekeli-Li
Butterfly brooch (from a butterfly hunt): Random Calliope
Orie hair in blue: Zero Style
Nail varnish: Ibizarre
Eva skin by Tuli and eyes by Miriel (no longer available)
In a “What next” beach house, Rosemary in a pot by Aintree Gardens and beach doormat by Origins.
First pose in the “Sakura” balloon, 2nd pose by Lazy Places

The latest 52 weeks of colour challenge is a rich burnt sienna. I have been looking for an excuse to get one of the Piz jumpers, so when I saw this modelled on the Mimikri blog I decided that was good enough. I ended up with a cosy bohemian look, with the swishy velvet skirt and a luxurious pashmina. With all that fringing I didn’t need much jewellery, so I’m just wearing some earrings from Twinkleberry. The cosy theme enabled me to keep on my expensive fur-lined boots.
I took the pictures on the Patron sim, where there is a furniture/art gallery, an enchanted garden and a sienna-coloured hall (last picture).
Piz sweater in cumin: Mimikri
Long velvet skirt in mocha: Boho Hobo
Kashmiri shawl in black: Zaara
Drew long sleeved navy tee: Jane
Placido earrings: Twinkleberry
Li hair in blue: Kin
Shearling boots in smoke: Maitreya
Rose lace tights in brown: G Field
Eva skin (Tuli) and eyes (Miriel) no longer available

Taken in the Patron sim


Silver was a lovely choice for this time of year (in the 52 weeks of colour challenge), and I decided to mix practical and glitzy. I haven’t been grabbed by a lot of the recent Maitreya releases, but I love these boots. I realised after I had taken all the pictures that I was so keen to wear them and get posed that I forgot to fiddle with all the lace, strap and buckle change options. Still, keeping them dark means the slush doesn’t stain them. I wanted to feature Mimikri items, and actually ended up more subdued than I thought I would. The leggings are in her discount shop, and a number of other items there are good value. I also wanted to show off some Eolande’s discount items, since I have been a fan of hers ever since I entered SL, and it is good that she is continuing in her new location.

Star sequin pants in silver and Luz shrug in grey: Mimikri (the shrug also has a bow, but I left it off as I didn’t want to distract from the necklace)
Neoto sweatshirt in grey: Tres Blah
Stone Halo necklace and earrings in lapis/silver: Eolande’s
Shearling boots in Smoke: Maitreya Gold (in the right hand corner of the Maitreya Gold shop, I say that since I wasted ages fighting the lag round the main Maitreya shop trying to find them)
Raga oyster ring *paua* in silver: Zaara (only visible in the last picture)
Trinity hair in blueberry: Truth (with Amacci blue tattoo hairbase)
Skin is Eva tone 1 by Tuli (no longer available in the “new” Eva skins; I’m very depressed about how she seems to have stopped doing really pale skins) and “winter” eyes by Miriel (also no longer available).

The first picture is taken at home with an Adorkable poseball and a reindeer by Corbin Coage. The second one was taken in the Drowsy winter market. This final picture was taken at home and also gives you a good view of the boots.
In the winter house