October 2011

Bye Bye 52 weeks of colour challenge
I am ending Luna Jubilee’s 52 weeks of colour challenge in dramatic style, by burning myself at the stake. What is the point of life in a world with no colour challenge to look forward to? Except, there will apparently be another challenge starting in the new year, so it’s just as well I had doused myself with anti-inflammatory magic dust beforehand.
I was going to do some more pictures showing parts of the outfit in more detail, but I think you can see how pretty the main item, the Lady of the woods gown, is, just from this shot. You also get wings to match the butterfly-wing overskirt, a short skirt, a short sleeved shirt and a necklace.
So, bye bye colour challenge (waves tearfully), it was fun!
Lady of the woods gown: Caverna Obscura
Rykiel hair (tinted): Lelutka
Fire Mosaic necklace: Duh!
Kay necklace: Mashooka
Ribbon boots in pumpkin (not seen!): G Field

Setting: Baffle!’s Eerie Winds set (includes skydome, moon, grass, cemetary, spooky trees, spooky well and eerie house) and Twomoons Island witch burning in fire prop.

So we are almost at the end of the 52 weeks of colour challenge, I can’t believe the time has gone so fast! This week is “cream” and I combined the top from one dress (a cute outfit with drawings of cats on it – the skirt was just too short for me) and the skirt from another one (I love this skirt!) Taking the cat theme from the top, I wore the “Cyrus Kitty” set from Alienbear Gupte; the glow on her pearls is beautiful. I also thought I should have one of the pictures with a cat (Quilt, one of my 3 kittycats). The elephant pose prop from a few weeks ago also tried to get into the picture.

*NECON* dress (top only): YOMESHOUJO
summer romance dress (skirt only): salt
FringeSweedSneaker in red: ANEXX
Rose Lace Tights: G. Field
Dolce Vita shrug in grey: PARADISIS
Marielle hiar in blueberry: Truth
Kitty Cyrus Pearl bracelet, necklace and earrings: Alienbear Gupte
Clarus Eyes (Currant): Aphotic Gloom
Tuli’s Eva skin no longer available.
Pose by Still Life

"Cream" with Quilt (the cat)


I found a new-to-me shop with a lot of cute things, including a free set of hair bows (this large one looks like a butterfly landed on your head), colourful clothing, and a few not-clothing items, including fantasy trees. This inspired me to change a corner of my land into a colourful fantasy park.
Clothes: Nihon outfit (10 Linden for dress, leggings and necklace) and large ribbon bow (free) by YOMESHOUJO; Patchwork ribbon boots by Anuenue; Marielle hair by Truth.
Plants etc.: (1st picture) HPMD branch logswing; Pink tree by YOMESHOUJO; Dragonfly tree by Vitabella; autumn birch tree by Alirium Gardens; Californian poppy field by Blue Field; (2nd picture) Fairyoak by Natural Fantasies; Music box by Chicka Abel; Poor Deer (pose prop) by Kusshon; campfire, black-eyed susan plant and iris clump by Heart; “Real Butterflys” by FIN

Butterfly sea and garden

This is where it all starts (Mulberry)
The title for this just popped into my head when I landed in Kari’s “Cusack” skybox. I don’t often think up fancy titles, but the sharp shadows, and slightly peeling walls gave me a feeling of someone leaving their old life behind and starting over.
As far as “Mulberry” goes, I’m a bit more “fruits of the forest”, lots of different berry colours. I didn’t think the swatch was quite Mulberry colour: I have eaten them, off this Mulberry tree outside Charlton House which is the only surviving ones of the original mulberry trees introduced to England by James 1st in the 17th Century, to try and get an English silk industry going (as silkworms eat mulberry leaves). Being 400 years old the tree is somewhat gnarled, but it does still produce some edible mulberries every year and they taste fine. This post from my work-related blog shows a picture of Charlton House and the squiggly things on top of the arch at the front are meant to be silkworms, I think. So that’s the end of the history lesson.
This is where it all starts (Mulberry)

PINK FLOWER FIELD top: moho.inc
Floral gown(jet): C’est la vie
Marielle -hair & hairbase in blueberry: TRUTH
Flared Cuff jeans Jackie: Mimikri
Nana shoes in purple: Enkythings
Gypsy Anklet and bracelet- Pinks: PD
Clarus eyes, currant: Aphotic Gloom
Pose by Studio Sidhe
Taken in Kari’s “The Cusack Skybox”
Tuli skin, Eva, nolonger available.

Wenge (for the 52 weeks of colour challenge) was a colour I couldn’t get very excited about. Brown is just not something I go for in SL. I wish I’d had Rudhmellowen’s idea of being a tree which is a lot more fun. In fact I was so ho hum about Wenge that although I took my Wenge pictures last week, I only suddenly today remembered I hadn’t actually blogged them.
However, I did like this outfit in the end, probably because it is pretty wenge-lite. I think that the cardi definitely has wenge in it, and the Tres Blah undershirt is wenge (although you can’t see much of it). Also I detect wenge in the bunny-skull head. I’m a fan of Zeery’s scarves, by the way, they seem to be made for my size of avi.
Next week is mulberry, yipee, I love that colour, no wenging about that.

Cardigan: Nylon outfitters;
Neato Sweatshirt: Tres Blah;
Hair – Rykiel (tinted), Lelutka;
Aragon Skirt, Fishy Strawberry;
Scarf, Zeery;
Boots, LPD;
Lace Tights, G. Field;
Bracelets, League;
Halloween crown, AA;
Skin by Tuli, Bunny skull bag, BP (both no longer available).

Moss green
I must admit I thought “Oh no not more green” when I saw that moss green was the latest in the 52 weeks of colour challenge. I thought that the dress I wore for the Celadon post seemed pretty close to the swatch, but when I did the usual search in my inventory, I found this very old yukata that was the right colour. I would recommend visiting Giorno Brando’s shop in Havelock, it has a Shinto shrine and is wonderfully peaceful. The yukata isn’t state-of-the-art, but you get it packaged in several different colours for 100 Linden. He sells traditional Japanese objects and buildings, and these are beautifully made.
This hydrangea fan is a favourite, and has a nice fanning animation. I dropped by the shop to see whether it was still there, and you now get it texture change with a free cotton candy, for only 30 Linden.
Green yukata: GiornoBrando
New hydrangea ajisai uchiwa (fan): Demi Demi
Oscar hair (tinted): Lelutka
wa corsage C (in hair): Tomoto
Geisha hairpin: Miriel (no longer available)
Floating lantern: Hanaya
Skin by Tuli (no longer available)

Moss green