Casablanca

June 30, 2013 at 7:56 am (iheartslFeed, Ippos ~ Isle of Dreams ~, Numberology, Second Life Events, SecondLife Photo Contest) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Casablanca ~ Hair Fair 2013 Photo Contest

My third and final entry for the the Hair Fair Photo Contest. This image was a lot of fun to put together and I think it represents Casablanca well. I am inspired by love. I am a sap for romance, love songs, surprise roses, holding hands, small boxes wrapped in clever paper, good night kisses on the forehead and hearts. I cry during romance movies….. yep, a sap. Play it again, Sam.

Xxxooo

DUCHESS:

  • COAT: League ~ Trench Coat {Tan}
  • HAIR: LeLutka ~ Gloria {Glucose}
  • HAT: Hats by Couture Chapeau & Mad About Hats ~ CC Salt Fedora {Brown}
  • EYESHADOW & LINER: a.e.meth ~ Cheetah Liner & Eyeshadow {Silver} ~ NEW ~ Available at Numberology Event
  • LIPSTICK:League~ Isla Lipstick {Candy Apple Red}
  • EYELASHES: Izzie’s ~ Eyelashes v1.08 ~ NEW ~ Available at Numberology Event

GOPU:

POSE:

 

As Time Goes By…. Casablanca. Sinatra. Enuff Said.

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Voulez Vous Coucher …..

June 23, 2013 at 7:16 pm (Blogger Challenge, Numberology, Zodiac Event) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

50 Shades of Sexy ~ Voulez vousIt’s week 25 for the 50 Shades of Sexy Blogger Challenge and this week’s theme is “Voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir.” Shamefully, this is probably the first French phrase I learned as a kid and I sang it loud and proud for months before I even knew the translation….maybe even years…. then I more than likely sang it louder… cause that is how I rolled….. (smirk) I chose this French Lingerie set by TLC Boutique to fulfill this challenge. The set comes complete with a smexy black fur coat that pulls the entire outfit together and gives an old world Hollywood scarlet feel. Ladies if you have someone you want to impress…. look no farther…. this French lingerie set will make them putty in your hands!

Voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?The coat comes off to reveal a super swanky sheer lingerie set complete with lace stockings. The craftsmanship is flawless. My favorite part is the sheer top surrounded by delicate lace. This timeless lingerie set should be in every girls inventory! It is only available on the marketplace (link below.) Voulez vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?

Xxxooo

DUCHESS:

  • LINGERIE: TLC Botique~ Fur Coat French Lingerie {Black Pleasure}
  • HEELS: Nardcotix ~ Absinthe {Gold}
  • HAIR: LeLutka ~ Josephine {Marilyn} ~ NEW ~
  • NAIL POLISH: Adore & Abhor ~ Fingernail Applier for Slink Hands ~ {69 gold} ~ NEW ~ Available at the Cancer Zodiac Event
  • LIPSTICK:League~ Isla Lipstick {Aubergine}
  • EYELASHES: Izzie’s ~ Eyelashes v1.08 ~ Available at Numberology Event
  • RING: Maxi Gossamer ~ Pearl Daisies
  • BANGLES: Maxi Gossamer ~ Copacetic Tallulah
  • BRACELET: Mandala ~ Omochi Bracelet {Everest Silver}
  • NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer ~ Keshi Pearl Heart
  • NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer ~ Key to My Heart

POSES & PROPS:

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The World According to Wine

May 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm (Pre-Release Event, Second Life Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Dinner Party Kitchen

After a long exhausting day of gardening and installing the awesome sauce kitchen in the new house, Sassy and I grabbed Gopu’s bottle of wine and hit the kitchen and …. well… the bottle. Sassy began making her famous fried chicken while I played bartender in my sweet little dress by FireBird Designs courtesy of this round of Pre-Release! The knife wielding Sassy is wearing new lingerie from Death Rocker Betty Crocker (how appropriate!) that is also available at Pre-Release. I spent most of the night clicking on all the interactive counters, dishes, food, utensils and poses… our sim is coming right along…. and I am loving my sweet kitchen!!

xxxooo

DUCHESS:

SASSY:

  • LINGERIE: Death Rocker Betty Crocker – Chemise Lingerie (Burgundy) – NEW – Available at Pre-Release Event
  • HAIR: Cabelo Faixa Azul
  • NECKLACE: ADN Designs – Famous Black Chain Pearls (Lucky Chair)
  • POSE: The Muse Poses – Peace 02

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Dupu’s Isle of Dreams

May 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm (Ippos ~ Isle of Dreams ~) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Duke & Duchess of Ippos

We’ve been spending the last week revamping our sim and moving in to our new home, the Chateau La Lutiniere. I absolutely adore our new abode! The lavish textures and attention to detail really sets this build apart from all the countless builds I’ve encountered. I knew before I hit the top step… it was THE one! I couldn’t be happier. Chateau La Lutiniere is the creation of builders BlueSean Yiyan and Silex Zapedzki who have brought magnificent high quality haunted houses to the grid…. and now this fabulous French castle that is every princess’s dream! Our sim is no where near completion but I wanted to take a few portrait shots to line our halls…. and I just love these outfits…. so I decided to plaster them up here for all to see. The dress is a real show shopper (literally I was stopped 4 times and asked where it was from when we ran into the Armory for a moment!) and the outfit Gopu is wearing is fit for any duke!

Dupu

xxxooo

DUCHESS:

GOPU:

  • OUTFIT: Mystic Hope – Guardian (Black)
  • HAIR: Dura-Game – o2 (Black)
  • RING: Earthstones – Devotion Men’s Wedding Ring (White Gold) – NEW

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Memories of Earth Day 2013

April 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm (Holiday Posts, Pre-Release Event) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Earth Day 2013

We spent Earth Day in the beautiful mountains and then came home and celebrated with our Second Life friends and Pre-Release!!! I found this poem while on a wooded trail and wanted to share it here. Hope you had a great Earth Day!

xxxooo

Earth Day

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.

Jane Yolen
Earth Day Copyright © 1995 by Jane Yolen.

 

 

DUCHESS:

GOPU:

SASSY:

 

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Mermaid Diaries: Chapter One (Con’t)

April 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm (Mermaid Diaries, Pre-Release Event, Second Life Events, SecondLife Art) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Crumpled

Duchess laid motionless on the edge of the surf following a brutal marathon swim that ended at the land of Loki. She felt a presence but was too washed-out to care and again the world went dark.

You Found Me

Gentle arms encircled her body and she was slowly lifted out of the water. A soothing voice entranced her and she awoke in the arms of her hero.

To Be Continued…

The poses in the above story use the first set in a series of poses by elephante poses from the new Storybook Pose Collection. There will be 10 items total per chapter and the above pose, You Found Me, is part of Chapter One and is currently on sale at the Pre-Release event this round! I can’t wait to see where and how my story unfolds! Stay Tuned!

DUCHESS:

GOPU:

  • SHIRT: Guarded Cross – Black Leather Shirt
  • PANTS: Utopia – Leon (Black)
  • BOOTS: Gabriel – Black Opal Laced Boot
  • RING: On a Lark – Lover’s Ring His: My Heart Belongs to Her – NEW
  • HAIR: Emo-tions – Martin (Black)

 

To Read the story up to date click here

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Chapter One: Mermaid Diaries

April 9, 2013 at 10:35 am (Mermaid Diaries, Pre-Release Event, Second Life Events, SecondLife Art) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Sanctuary

Duchess circled the cave twice with a heavy heart and as she reached the opening she couldn’t help but turn back. Sadness crept though her like an ink spot in calm water slowly enveloping her courage.
Beckoned

The rays of sunlight that penetrated the deep waters beckoned her upward. Ahead laid the greatest journey of her long life. With the strength of Zeus in her fins and Aphrodite in her heart, Duchess left the safe sanctuary of her abode.
Surfacing

Slowly she ascended from the depths of the cold dark sea following her heart upward to the oxygen filled world of the finless creatures known to those in the deep as Loki.
Duchess Emerging

Duchess raised her hands to the sun breaking the surf …. her fingers dripped with freedom.

To Be Continued……

The poses in the above story use the first set in a series of poses by elephante poses from the new Storybook Pose Collection. There will be 10 items total per chapter and the above poses, Surfacing, are part of Chapter One and are being sold at the Pre-Release event this round! I can’t wait to see where and how my story unfolds! Stay Tuned!

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Wonderland

February 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm (iheartslFeed, SecondLife Music & Fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

No time to say hello, good-bye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late

Gopu and I headed off last night to Two Moon Paradise’s Alice Venue to catch the smooth tunes of one of our favorite live performers, Maxmillion Kleene! In keeping with the theme of the evening we dressed in our most mellowy mushroomesque Wonderland attire. I was the ever adorable Alice and Gopu wore the very fitting Mad Hatter role. First I want to say I adore this LeLutka hair! The hair flows so beautifully in-world and it barely had to be edited for the photos…if at all! You can wear the hair with or without the ribbon and the ribbon is equipped with a spiffy color changer! I will definitely wear this hair again and again…. on Alice-days and on not-so-Alice days!  Also, the Alice dress by Deviance has to be one of the nicest Wonderland outfits on the grid! If you are looking for an Alice in Wonderland outfit, look no further…. my leg work was exhausting but the result was sublime!

Alice on the Mushroom

“It was much pleasanter at home,” thought poor Alice, “when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits.

I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the rabbit-hole–and yet–and yet–…” 

Since we had some time before the show we went to two older SIMS that are both at the top of our list of favs and rode (well… walked b/c we couldn’t get the gondola to rez! LOL!) the Alice in Wonderland Dark Ride (Black Pearl Beach) and reminisced at Steelhead Nevermoor.

Cheshire Cat

But I don’t want to go among mad people,” I remarked.

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the giant Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad. Gopu’s mad.”

“How do you know we’re mad?” I asked.
“You must be,” said the Cat as he reached down and swatted Gopu, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Alice and Mad Mushrooms

 Everything’s got moral. If only you can find it.
-Duchess”

(Also of note. The items for sale at Two Moon Paradise’s Alice Venue have nothing to do with Gopu and neither Gopu nor I are affiliated in any way with Bampu Legacies, despite what the crazy old lady has written on her profile and blog. She has been asked repeatedly to remove his name as her business partner, but she refuses. We are not real life friends with this woman and never have been, nor are we current friends. Please do not purchase these items under the false pretense that they are our creations, they are not.  Thanks!)

Eat Me

DUCHESS:

  • DRESS: – Deviance – Alice in Wonderland

  • BOOTS: Bax Coen Designs Bax Ankle Boots (Black Patent) – Currently on Sale!

  • HAIR: LeLutka – Alice Hair (Light Blond)

  • BRACELETS & RING: Earthstones – Dazzle Bracelet (Diamond/Sapphire) and Siobhan Bracelet & Ring Set – NEW

  • NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer – Forget Me Not Flower Heart – NEW

  • SKIN: League – Isla Pale Deep Smoke – LATEST RELEASE(Brunette)

  • LIPSTICK: League – Isla Lipstick NEW (Aubergine)

GOPU:

Now for the Tuneage! Following is a video of Max Kleene singing on of my favorite covers of his, “I’m Yours.” No one sings this one better! Get out your shot glass!

For your listening pleasure:

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