Friday, February 28, 2014

Blue Lily

 Well, it's Friday night, and I'm out with my friends for some dancing.  I have on some great new pants from my favorite Sn@tch, and I finally broke down and bought some Slink feet.  I was really having problems fitting the newer mesh items from Sn@tch and even sent a note to the designer asking for fitting tips.  I'm not sure if the sizing is now standardized or what, but suddenly they are just perfect. Yay!  As for my feet--I didn't think I'd ever buy mesh feet.  I always wear shoes in SL, so why bother, right?  Well, I should have known that eventually there would be shoes made to fit your mesh feet rather than having to match up the ones with shoes and feet combined.  These are great, and I am very happy with them.

 My jewelry is the new Lily pendant, earrings, and bracelets from ELEMENTAL JEWELRY.  Here, I am wearing the blue set, which includes 5 metals and 4 blue stones--Blue Jasper (shown here), Sodalite, Sugalite, and Blue Moonstone.  There are three more color sets--Reds (Carnelian, Ruby, Red Jasper, and Rose Quartz), Greens (Chalcedony, Tsavorite, Peridot, and Malachite), and Neutrals (Amber, Abalone, Opal, and Spiderweb Obsidian). 

 Also new from ELEMENTAL is the newest special edition jewelry set--the Bianca Necklace and Earrings in Red Jasper with texture changing metal in either gold or silver.  You can find the Bianca set @ Designer Showcase during the month of March.

I'm wearing:
Jewelry--ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Lily Jewelry--texture changing.  And Bianca red jasper with gold or silver--located at Designer Showcase
Hair--Short--Dura Hair--Girl*49 in mocha.  Purchased full price. Updo--D!VA Hair--Locuala in topaz.  Purchased on sale.
Eyes--Mayfly Eyes--Liquid Light eyes in Paris Green Shadow.  Group gift. 
Black Pants--Sn@tch--Hot Stuff Jean Capris.  Purchased on sale.
Black Top--PurpleMoon--Fab top in black.  Purchased on sale.
Black Heels in midnight.  Purchased on sale @ Collabor88 in February.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Maerwyn Looks At Pixel Art

Once again, I'm behind on my posts--it seems to be the current theme.  On the bright side, I've settled into the new year and am feeling creative.  There's a new shop building in the future for ELEMENTAL, and lots of new jewelry.  I'm sporting a recent release called Maerwyn.  It looks just great with my casual wear, but I can envision it in an elven or fae setting as well.

You know what they say about all work...I took some time out to tour the Paper Observatory and felt like I'd fallen through a rabbit hole--very cool.  There are some amazing artists in SL, and it's truly is a shame that these pixels will vanish at some point without a trace.  What will be put in our art museums?  Seriously.

February is Valentines Day month, and you just have to have some hearts, right?  This month's ELEMENTAL group gift is a pretty onyx filigree heart pendant--just right for your valentine, but it can certainly be worn year round.  Pop over and pick up one for yourself--it's free for group members.  Coming soon:  Three new hunts and much more!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Maerwyn Necklace & Earrings--texture changing and available in 3 color sets--Earth Tones (black lace agate, red abalone, blue jasper, purple fluorite), Brights (peridot, pink jasper, amber, lapis), and Florals (aqua, pink, green, and blue floral beads).
Hair:  Top 2 photos--D!VA Hair--Astralia in black amber.  Purchased on sale @ Collabor88 in January.
          Bottom photo--Truth Hair--Cynthia in dark blondes.  Purchased full price.
Black shirt:  Maitreya--RB Tank in black.  Purchased on sale.
Peach shirt:  Drift--Morning Tank--texture changing.  Purchased full price.
Pink shirt:  League--Trapeze Tank in bubblegum.  Purchased on sale.
Locations:  Top--New Elemental Jewelry shop, in progress.  Middle--The Paper Observatory.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sorcha Has The Blues

 I have this fantastic new dress from Snowpaws!  It's such a beautiful blue color that I had to im Carrie and tell her how beautiful it is...and I've worn it for at least two weeks solid, maybe it's been three!  It goes great with this new set of jewelry from ELEMENTAL--I call it Sorcha, and it is packed with possibilities.  There is a set of three necklaces that can be worn separately or stacked together.  Each necklace has 17 different cord textures, 4 stone textures, 4 metals, and 16 bead textures to mix and match.  There are matching earrings, and bracelets.

 You could wear one or two of the necklaces with jeans or a casual dress--the shortest necklace would look great as a single.  Or you could opt for earrings or bracelets alone if you were wearing a high neckline.
 Set 1 includes stones of Lapis (shown below), a pretty green chrysoprase, black spiderweb obsidian, and red carnelian.  Set 2 includes turquoise, green jasper, purple sugalite (shown above), and red coral.

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Sorcha Necklaces, Earrings, and Bracelets.  Texture changing with two color sets from which to choose.
Hair:  D!VA--Astralia in black amber.  Purchased on sale @ Collabor88.
Skin:  League--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light mesh eyes in absinthe.  Purchased on sale.
Dress:  Snowpaws--Royale Sapphire Gown.  Purchased on sale.
Location:  The Looking Glass.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brielle & The Christmas Trees

This is the Christmas tree post!  I love a quiet Christmas morning, sitting here with the cat, drinking my first cup of coffee, playing with my SL photos.  This year, I bought myself a present of some beautiful new hair from a little shop called Cheveux, which may be a new favorite for me.  This stuff moves like hair should, much like my D!VA hair--take THAT mesh hair!  Cheveux has some very nice & bouncy long styles that were very tempting, but, alas, most do not show my earrings, so it's the up-do's for me.  This style feels a bit retro, so I've dressed for the occasion.

I'm also wearing the Brielle necklace & earrings from ELEMENTAL, a simply elegant design with a teardrop stone and pearl.  The top photo shows the Greens set, with this pretty Tsavorite stone--also includes lime green Jasper, and aqua Rutilated Quartz.  Shown above is the Neutrals set in Amber--also Snowflake Obsidian and Moonstone.  The Reds set is shown below in Ruby--also pink Jasper and orange Jasper.  The Blues set (not shown) includes Turquoise, Blue Moonstone, and Azurite.

Well, the turkey is in the oven, the stockings are filled, and it's time to get back to rl before the creatures begin to stir.  Here's hoping that you all have a very merry holiday, both in sl and rl!  Merry Christmas!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Brielle Necklace & Earrings.  Texture changing with 5 metals, 3 stones, & 3 pearl shades in each color set.  Color sets include Blues, Greens, Reds, & Neutrals. 
Skin:  League--Jen skin in pales.  Purchased full price.
Hair:  Cheveux--F039 in browns.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in Forest Green.  Purchased on sale.
Green Dress:  Liv-Glam--On Silent Wings dress.  Purchased on sale.
Gold Dress:  PurpleMoon--Sandy Dress in gold.  Purchased on sale.
Red Dress:  Sascha's--Miss Sixty Scarlet.  Purchased on sale.
Red Shoes:  Gos--Pimp Your Pumps V2--texture changing.  Purchased full price.
Locations:  Top 2--Small Town Green.  Bottom 2--ELEMENTAL JEWELRY mainshop.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Isabella On Ice

 So, my friend Tucker put up a lovely ice rink this year, and I've been having a great time there.  One evening, we had a skating parting--what a blast!  But, I've been spending time there by myself, just twirling on the ice and listening to Christmas music.  I'm amazed how much time passes while I'm skating--it's just so relaxing.  My rl hubby bought me a fantastic skating AO, so I've been doing some rather impressive spins and jumps.  Of course, I had to pick up some skating attire--you can't skate in just any old thing.  lol.  I only wish I could skate like that in rl.

 And, of course, I'm showing off some new jewelry--I have to say that I really like this new set, and it's just perfect to make you feel like a princess on ice.  This is the new Isabella set from ELEMENTAL.  Each color set has a necklace, earrings, rings...and a TIARA, but you can choose only the pieces you like.  In the top photo, I have on the BLUES set, which includes this lovely amethyst, plus aquamarine, and the lapis lazuli shown in the photo below.  The second photo, above, shows the GREENS set, which includes this jade as well as a dark maw sit sit, and a green turquoise.  And, then, there is a REDS set (not shown), which includes ruby, carnelian, and red coral.  The ornate metal work also changes texture--you can choose dark gold, bright gold, silver, dark silver, or copper. 

Well, it's back to the rink for me.  There's not much going on in sl right now, and I'm sure that means that everyone is having a great holiday.  Traveling, cooking, polishing things in preparation for visitors.  I know that's what I've been up to.  But, I think I'll take one more twirl before I get back to work.  Have a good one!

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Isabella Necklace, Earrings & Rings, and Tiara.  Texture changing in Blues, Greens, Reds. 
Hair:  D!VA Hair--Nayomi in black amber.  Purchased full price.
Skin:  League--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly Eyes--Liquid Light Mesh eyes in forest green.  Purchased on sale.  (However, I do believe that the forest green eyes are the current group gift!!)
Wings:  Seven's Selections--Iridescent Light Wings.  Purchased a long, long time ago, full price.
Skates:  V Style--SKha V.3 skates--purchased for 30L on Marketplace.
Skating AO:  KAMI-HITOE--Purchased full price.  Comes with a nice looking pair of skates.
Purple Dress:  G-Field--Stella cocktail dress in lilac.  Purchased full price.
Green Dress:  Evie's Closet--Damselfly in meadow.  Purchased full price.
Blue Dress:  G-Field--Helen cocktail dress in blue.  Purchased full price.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Longing For Lost Things

 I don't enjoy winter, and I refuse to wear a heavy winter coat.  I mean, you can't see your necklace, right?  But, I saw this beautiful winter sim, Dawn of Radiance, on  Ziki's Blog and Strawberry Singh's blog and just had to play copycat.  Above, I am a water goddess floating on an icy lake--at least, that's what I was imagining (insert giggle here).  I am wearing new jewelry from ELEMENTAL, the Galena jewelry.  I've been feeling like wearing long, flowing dresses and visiting fantasy sims, so I've dragged out some of my favorite things.  All of the dresses seen in this post are from Kouse's Sanctum, which closed earlier this year, but was always one of my favorites.  I don't like long dresses made of mesh--they just don't flow.  I miss Kouse, and I just don't understand why everything has to be mesh.  It just doesn't work well for some things.  (Although I am going through the painful process of learning to make my own mesh.  That, and my busy rl are why you haven't heard much from me recently.  And there it is--my excuse for no posts in November.)

 My hair is an old one from Truth Hair, and I am going to whine just a bit more.  As you may well know, Truth has always been my favorite.  Sadly, I can no longer say that.  Since Truth switched to mesh, the hair is like wearing a helmet--no realistic movement.  And, worse, my Truth mesh hair vanishes when I move my camera out normal walking distance, leaving me mostly bald.  And, it's not just me....I've had people tell me that I'm bald.  We can't have that!  I've asked for advice for adjusting settings (the reference in the Truth info card appears to no longer exist), and will post the info if I ever receive a reply.  In the meantime, I will just keep wearing my old Truth hair.  Too bad Truth doesn't make the old ones available on Marketplace.  (That's a hint.  Will someone with influence pass it along?)

Well, enough longing for lost things.  There are, indeed, some new and wondrous things to be had.  Pop over to ELEMENTAL and take a closer look at the Galena jewelry.  You will find 3 sets from which to choose.  Each set is texture changing with 5 metals and 3 stones.  Set 1 includes Red Jasper (bottom photo), peacock Chrysocolla, and Spiderweb Obsidian.  Set 2--Pink Opal, a lighter Chrysocolla (middle photo), and a yellowish Amber.  Set 3--Purple Agate, Chrysoprase, and Lapis (top photo).  The hairband works with lots of hairstyles, but you will need to adjust placement and sizing. 

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Galena necklace, earrings, bracelets, and hairband. 
Skin:  League--Jen skin in pales.  Purchased full price.
Hair:  Truth Hair--Trinity in dark browns.  Purchased full price some time ago.
Eyes:  Mayfly Eyes--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes--tropical blue.  Purchased, probably on sale.
Dresses:  Kouse's Sanctum--I won't go into detail because they are no longer available, but I purchased the top 2 full price, and the red dress was a group gift.
Location:  Dawn of Radiance sim.  Please see the links to Ziki's and Berry's blogs for better photos of the actual sim and slurls.  And, by all means, go have a look around.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Carinna Travels Through The Haunted Valley

 I've spent a bit of time this week trying to get into the Halloween spirit.  I dropped in at Haunted Valley, which is a very fun place to take some festive photos.  There are witches, ghosts, flaming lakes...things pop out all over the place!  In fact, I had a difficult time taking a couple of pictures because of some rather persistent goblins.  lol.  I have some great new hair from my favorite D!VA that I just had to show off. Also, this week's new release from ELEMENTAL is the Carinna Necklace & Earrings, shown in the top three photos.  This is a simple design that really shows off the pretty gemstones. 

The very top photo shows the "greens" color set, which includes this very pretty turquoise, as well as malachite, green jasper, and chrysoprase.  Above, is the "reds" set--carnelian (shown), coral, red jasper, and ruby.  Below is the "blues" set--The really pretty blue jasper is shown, but there is also a purple sugalite, chrysocolla, and a blue agate.  The "neutrals" set is not pictures, but it includes a golden tiger eye, black coral, white opal, and amber.  That's right!  they change textures, as do most of the jewelry pieces from ELEMENTAL.  Metals in each set include:  Dark gold, bright gold, silver, dark silver, and copper.   (Do you sometimes get the feeling that someone is watching you??)

The bottom photo in this series is the last ELEMENTAL release, the Ravenna necklace & earrings.  Pictured here is the "Halloween Special" color set--Spiderweb obsidian, purple sapphire, fire opal, jack-o-lantern orange jasper, and blood garnet.  The gems are set in a "webby" setting that is just right for the season.  But, there are 3 other color sets that will look great no matter what the season.  (Whoa!  I have a maybe someone just walked over my grave...hehe.)

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Carinna Necklace & Earrings, Ravenna Necklace & Earrings.  Available at the mainshop:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY  While you are there, be sure to check out the current hunts and group gift!
Hair:  D!VA--Ana in black amber.  Purchased on sale @ Collabor88.
Skin:  League--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in absinthe.  Purchased on sale.
Turquoise Dress:  PurpleMoon--Aquarelle gown.  Group gift.
Gold & Purple Dress:  G Field--2011 Halloween Gift Dress.
Blue Dress:  MiaMai--Vanita Royal Bllue.  Purchased on sale.
Location:  Haunted Valley.