Christmas Countdown

Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! It’s my favorite holiday and seriously, I’ve been planning the festivities since like, June. I don’t do too much decorating in SL for Christmas, simply because  it comes and goes so fast that by the time I get around to finishing a project, it’s time to tear it down again. But, I do love hoarding everything Christmas. And winter. And holidays. No wonder my inventory is so big.

Nevertheless, it’s that time of year and with designers releasing their wares and events such as Tannenbaum and the Arcade introducing their seasonal rounds, there is stuff everywhere!

I’ve played around with yet another tablescape for Christmas. What can I say? It’s a hobby! I’ve been in love with this new French Dining Set from Moss & Mink since it came out and I knew instantly that I wanted to do something elegant for the holidays. The table and chairs both include a hud to change the textures and patterns. In my mind, I pictured something with lots of white and gold, but then I saw this floral pattern for the chairs with blues, greens and reds and that idea went out the window.

My prized decor from What Next and goodies from the up and coming December round of the Arcade round out my holiday dining room and Christmas Feast!

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Stature Fireplace/Rare & Autumn Place Setting (modified)
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolate Mousse & Antipasto Marble Platter NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Fancy Glam – Oversized Deer (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast Food Set
Glam Affair – Christmas Candles
Moss & Mink – French Dining Set (w/hud)
Pixel Mode – Long Drape (sheer/white)
Sese – Winter Ice Rink/Wreath NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
The Loft – Angkor Place Setting (modified)
Trompe Loeil – 2018 Advent Calendar Collection (some items modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Diamonds Rug (natural) & House Plants Set/Rubber Tree & Eucalyptus & Country Kitchen Apple PIe
Zaara – Chandelier/Rare

Vintage Cornucopia

If you were a fan of the Elysium City of Templemore and St. Pete City from a couple of years ago, you might want to stop in for a visit at Lutz City. While not exactly the same, the recreation is nevertheless fantastic. I’ve visited Lutz quite often over the last couple of weeks and I just love the autumn feel of this vintage inspired city-sim.

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Marissa Skin (tone 07) w/Contour & Eyeshadow 02 NEW RELEASE @ Access
League – Crush Lipstick
Osmia – Celine Mini Dress (black) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Essenz – Campinas (black) NEW RELEASE for faMESHed Go
LaGyo – Veruschka Set (red/gold) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
The Oak – Macey Jacket (red) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Besom – Blanket Hair (fades) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Empire – Coffin Nails (medium)
Hello Dave – Candy Apple Matte Nail Polish

Location @ Lutz City

Holiday Traveler

Hello, lovelies!

For all of you that celebrate, I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! And even better, found some great Black Friday deals! The grid is still alive with huge sales right on through the weekend and onto Cyber Monday, so be sure to check in on all of your favorite designers and see what they’ve got to offer!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head 3.3
Glam Affair – Greer Skin/Updated (tone6) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Osmia – Rebecca Shorts (navy) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Teefy – Heather Cardigan (mustard) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Imbue – Hallie Crop (spots) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Yummy – Disco Nights Set/Rings NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Essenz – Brunei (black)
Navy & Copper – Joy Hair (natomb&tips) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Izzie’s – Sheer Tights/Basics (dark beige)
Zaara – Karmuka Necklace (wood/gold)

Poses by Bossie
Location @ Lutz City

Only at Night

My Outfit:

Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Michelle Skin (tone 7) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mon Cheri – Miranda Dress (purple) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Navy & Copper – Chelsea Hair (natomb&tips) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Essenz – Tel Aviv (black)
Villena – Rose Bud Fur Jacket (black)
Rhude – Bamboo Earring (gold b)
Yummy – Auspicious Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Kunst – Cigarette & Holder
Empire – Coffin Nails (medium)
Hello Dave – Only By Night Gloss

Backdrop by MaisonClose – GuestList Backdrop (picodark)

Poses by Bossie (bella2 and milk3)

Rogue

I tried the new Genus Project bento head when it first came out and for as long as I fiddled with and tweaked my shape, I couldn’t seem to get it just right. Now, as I’ve been wanting to incorporate another mesh- take two. I started experimenting with various skins and makeups and finally ended up with this stunning combination, and one of my new favorite looks.

Roxy is by Glam Affair and was actually released back in July, around the time that the brand underwent some major changes in their skins. I am so glad I went back and found her because as you can see, she is perfect. I did pair the look with the the nude lipstick from the Jessica gacha by Genus, but it really ties the whole look together.

If you haven’t at least tried a demo of this mesh head, you should. While it is still in it’s Beta stage you can grab the full product for 3,000L$, with a free upgrade to the future full version. If not, the full version with end up costing you 5,500L$. As I’ve always been a huge fan of Genesis Lab mesh heads before this change, I think that this price is a steal. There was even a recent update on 10/31, which includes:

  • Neckline issues as well as tinting options
  • Skin tinting options
  • Hide button for the lacrimal
  • Two sizes of the main HUD
  • Separate eye move/resize texture options

Of course, while it is still going through the beta stage there isn’t as big a market for Genus appliers just yet, but you can still find some skins available at a few stores, including (not a complete list) :

Love Cara

My Outfit:

Genus Project – Genus Bento Head & Jessica Piercing (22/gold) & Nudes Lipstick
Glam Affair – Roxy (tone 007)
Navy & Copper – Britton (natombr&tips) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Just Because – Vanessa Pants (black) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Blueberry – Maria Boots (black)
Moon Elixir – Bohemian Alchemy Hat
Addams – Paige Off Shoulder Leather Jacket (cream) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Kibitz – Kiaria Necklace (gold)
Muschi – MyPhone X
Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (crocodile black)

Prop by Minimal (sights background 2)

#LoveCake

Everyone knows that I love cake! And not just the actual, oh so yummy cake with extra frosting, but as the all purpose idiom too. In fact, it’s kind of an underlying theme between Petey and I, much to his dismay! Hehe.

With that being said, when I saw this necklace from Bjewla at Tres Chic, I gobbled it right up. It all but had my name on it. Cake. Cara. See the connection?

As if reading my mind, Osmia has totally gotten me revved up in all of this feisty gym gear. At least I can work out all of that cake-eating guilt!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Emily II (tone 006)
Little Bones – Theory (the blondie)
Osmia – Sally Crop Top & Pants NEW RELEASES @ N21
Rosary – Fluffer (black) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
BJewla – Varsity Chain Set (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic

Pose by Bossie (milk1)
Backdrop by Sayo (clubhouse shower)

Rae of Sunshine

My Outfit:

Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Pepper Skin (006) & Catwa Lipstick 005 NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Pseudo – Melanie Top (black) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Essenz – Tirana (black) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Villena – Laced Up Ripped Shorts (blue)
Lock&Tuft – Rae Hair w/Hat (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Izzies – Basic Tights (dark cream)
Nanika – Darina Tattoo (black)
Kibitz – Lloru’s Rings (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21

Location @ Ash Falls