05-10-17 sheila black kite 2

Autumn has arrived in Second Life and in my physical world. So that means moving to warm clothes, nice cuddly warm cardigans. Also one of my favourite flowers, which I know as michaelmas daisies (also known as “September”, and which LODE has called asters, which may be the correct genus)- that’s in season now and I love to see it in gardens and also in a vase 😉

LODE has a great gacha with hand-held stems or head wreaths of the flowers (at the Chapter 4) and I’m wearing both. The stem of flowers is so lifelike!

However, although I like the warm and wistful tones of autumn, colour and blue skies are still nice. I happened to visit the Black Kite sim, and that’s where this was taken. The poses are by Creamshop, which is no longer inworld.

Hand Accessory and head accessory – Pretty Things Single Aster [old violet]: *LODE*
BigC (beige) (cardigan) (at Sanarae) and Motownwei (retro leaf) dress (at – some other event): ASO!
Libelula – Ring dragonfly: Bliensen + MaiTai
Dragonfly Earrings and Necklace – Ambers: EarthStones
Dragonfly Ring L: Nylon Outfitter
Ambriel hair: Truth
Onora eyeshadow: Zibska
Lucy – Snow – skin: Glam Affair
Amare Eyes (Blue): Aphotic Gloom

05-10-17 sheila black kite


24-09-17 shin akaba playing the game

The title reflects the fact that I’ve put together an outfit that ISN’T from the latest events. In fact the trousers (system layer) are about 9 years old (showing that there WAS some good texturing already in 2008). The look came about because I wandered into the Cute Or Die mainstore and saw this schoolgirl-ish outfit. It’s a bit short for me, but only adding pants made it looked unbalanced. Finally I fished out this fringed skirt from Go! that I bought at their mainstore a few months ago and that seemed to complete it. I’d already matched up tartan boots from Livalle (one of their amazing Fifty Linden Friday deals from a little while back). The shots were taken in Shin Akiba – this Japanese dystopia sim (which has a cinema, hotsprings baths, cafe etc.) almost closed, but it’s hanging in there at the moment and is a great place to go for this kind of photo.

Sailor Punk: Cute Or Die
Jennifer skirt [fringed]: !gO!
Ballet Slippers Charm necklace and Jingle Bell Ring: (Yummy)
Krishna Earrings: EarthStones
My Hair – Eunha /Pop [monso]
Hax – Combat Boots: {Livalle}
– Lucy skin – Snow : Glam Affair
Amare eyes: Aphotic Gloom
Isabeaux Leather Pants (vintage, by Luana Fauna, who used to have a shop in Port Seraphine, where Pixeldolls was … anyone else remember that?)
Classic avatar body and head

24-09-17 shin akaba ascending

05-09-17 arcade after 1

I’m not wearing anything from the Arcade in this picture (although it’s taken at the end of the Arcade pier) – I snapped it when I’d finished pouring linden into the Arcade machines and before I unpacked at home! I am very fond of the boho look, and I was pleased when I found I could wear this loose kimono over a long boho skirt (disclosure: it does actually clip a bit at the back, but I love it so much…. with a slimmer skirt it wouldn’t be a problem).

The skirt has a lovely satiny-velvety texture and a flowing shape, and the kimono has a generous HUD to choose different colours or patterns.

Whitney Kimono: [Cosmic Dust]
Arabian Jasmin Wreath: Naminoke
Onyx-fade Brujah Maxi skirt: Oubliette
Camelot Necklace for Ladies: [HJ]
Asianesque Necklace: Vengeful Threads
Mello hair: LCKY
Neato Sweatshirt – Tres blah (vintage)
Ethnic Flip Flop Sandals: Sweet Lies
Equals – White tattoo: White Widow
Raga oyster ring *paua* (silver): zaara
Lucy – Snow – skin: Glam Affair
Amare Eyes (Blue): Aphotic Gloom

28-07-17 kagami posing cropped

My final yukata from the (now closed) Japonica event is this “loose” full length Yukata from ASO!, which drapes a little at the neckline and reveals just a small amount of leg at the front. It is tied with a simple sash (texture change). I thought this slightly messy forward ponytail from barberyumyum went with it well; on a hot night you want to pull your long hair out of the way and reach for a fan to cool yourself. The picture was taken at the dramatic Kagami event.

Loose Yukata: ASO!
Equals – White – tattoo: White Widow
P02hair (anime): *barberyumyum*
Jhumka w Chain (on ear): .Shi
Onora 10 eyeshadow: Zibska
Jingle Bell Ring and Tuareg Beaded Necklace: Yummy
Geta: EXiA
Sia II Ice – Polar tone – 03 NB: -Glam Affair
Amare Eyes (Blue): Aphotic Gloom

24-07-17 in the mysterious forest 3

I’m still working my way through my haul of kimono from the Japonica event. This kimono from Silvery K is available in several colours. Each kimono comes with a HUD that enables you to change the texture of various parts of the obi and obi ornaments. If you buy the fatpack you get a huge variety of possible combinations. I am posing at The Stage event in the mysterious forest. There are shopping booths, of course, but also a very atmospheric/ spooky setting. You can see the kimono colour more clearly in the 2nd picture (taken at the Liaison Collaborative, where I bought the first pose)

Summer romantic Kimono: *:..Silvery K..:* (Japonica)
My Hair – CreamyMami: [monso] (Crystal Heart festival)
Jingle Bell Ring – Silver: (Yummy)
(CCB9 GIFT) Pierced earrings: S O U E N’
Sia II Ice – Polar tone – 03 NB: -Glam Affair –
Amare Eyes (Blue): Aphotic Gloom
Onore eyeshadow: Zibska
Pose in first picture: Hula pose by Evolove (Liaison Collaborative). Pose in 2nd picture is in the ice cream booth (taken at the Liaison Collaborative)

24-07-17 kimono wearing in ice cream booth 2

12-07-17 kimono front

The Japonica and Okinawa events have provide lots of temptation to buy kimono and yukata, and I had trouble narrowing down my choice to 3 or 4 that I would buy. Firstly, there’s a yukata from Agata in fresh crisp cotton. This was my choice of several patterns. It is actually only for Maitreya Lara, but since many kimono have similar shape, I was able to use an alpha from a previous kimono! I have been wearing this LODE hair wreath for a while, and I thought it picked out the pink blossom motif on the yukata nicely. The photos were taken at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Collins%20Land/153/16/21

Nagisa Yukata / print-E: *AGATA* (at Japonica)
Head Accessory – Wild Sakura Wreath [pink]: *LODE* H
Ekroos hait: *TKW* (at Japonica)
Effy sandal for Slink Female flat: ::C’est la vie !::
Uchiwa Fan – Renchi: kisetsu (vintage)
Midi, pinky and jingle Rings: Yummy
Maysoon Ring Right: Lazuri
Afghan Kuchi hoops: Meena (vintage)
Serena Seashells and Pearls anklet and necklace: MG (flf last week)
Slink Flat Feet
Equals – White tattoo: White Widow
Onora 10 eyeshadow: Zibska
Sia II Ice – Polar tone skin: -Glam Affair –
Amare Eyes (Blue): Aphotic Gloom

12-07-17 kimono back

30-05-17 matchy matchy

I had been waiting for an excuse to buy these Schadenfreude shoes in this pattern, and I love matchy matchy so when I put on this sakura-blossom-scattered skirt I zoomed over to the Schadenfreude Elephant immediately. A perfect match! You’ll notice that the adorable Monso hair matches too. Of course I also match the scenery: my cherry blossom season in SL lasts from March to June and I’m not ashamed of the fact.

Garoa Skirt and top: Sweet Lies
Mishti tank *navy* (undershirt): Zaara
My Hair – Jane: [monso]
Head Accessory – Wild Sakura Wreath [apple]: *LODE*
_Eyewear_Love heart(M siz)Pink [glasses]: HAYSURIZA
Tied Dogtown Hi Platform shoes: Schadenfreude
Equals – White tatoo: White Widow
Noticed By Senpai – Lanyard [P]: .random.Matter.
Krishna Harmony Ball Necklace: EarthStones
Afghan Kuchi hoops (L): Meena (vintage)
Onora 10 eyeshadow: Zibska
String Things Bracelet: Schadenfreude
Avatar Enhancement Feet flat: Slink
Jingle Bell Ring, Midi Ring,Pinky Ring: Yummy
Maysoon Ring Right: Lazuri
Sia II Ice – Polar tone: -Glam Affair –
Amare Eyes (Blue): Aphotic Gloom
Classic avatar body.
Pose: Camellia by Marukin