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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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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Indescribable

April 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm (iheartslFeed, Pre-Release Event, SecondLife Music & Fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Indescribable

My love for you is indefinable
Increasing by the day,
Immensurable,
Sometimes love is expressible,
Utterable
But a love like ours has no limits
Indescribable

~ by Duchess Flux ~

xxxooo

DUCHESS:

  • LINGERIE: Tori’s Stylez – Celeste Retro –  NEW – Available at Pre-Release Event
  • HAIR: D!va Hair – Flora (Cat’s Eye)
  • HEELS: REDGRAVE – Carrie (12 Colors) – NEW
  • NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer – Keshi Pearl Heart (Gold)
  • BANGLES: Maxi Gossamer – Copacetic Tallulah (Black)
  • EARRINGS: – Maxi Gossamer – Singapore Swing (Triple Ebony) – NEW
  • RING: Maxi Gossamer – Pearl Daisies (Black Pearls)
  • RING: On a Lark – Lover’s Ring Hers: My Heart Belongs to Him – NEW
  • LIPSTICK: League – Isla Lipstick – NEW (Pink Champagne)
  • POSE: DeePosed – Framed #47

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Haiku

March 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm (Pre-Release Event, Second Life Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Love is....

You must me psychic; For how else could you know how to set me aflame?

~ Haiku by: Ethan Olson~

DUCHESS:

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Spring Fling

March 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm (iheartslFeed, Second Life Events, SecondLife Music & Fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Spring Fling

Spring is in the air! The world is exploding in emerald, sage, and lusty chartreuse – neon green with so much yellow in it. It is an explosive green that, if one could watch it moment by moment throughout the day, would grow in every dimension. Spring has to be my favorite season and I am culpable of loving ten times greater, smiling a hundred times more and letting spring fever linger well into summer. Blossom by blossom spring begins and every flower of every tomorrow are in the seeds of today! Spring really is quite extraordinary!

Spring Fling

The designers at the exclusive Pre-Release event on Xemtantic have sprung on board the season with super awesome creations that are sure to blow the wishes off your dandelion! All items at Pre-Release are only 125L or less for the next two weeks, so get your mouse ready for some serious clicking! I love this mesh outfit by Lilac Niven of AvaGirl that I picked up at Pre-Release. The ties on the sides of the mesh shorts are super cute and the leather has a wonderful luster. The top is ever so smexy mesh and shows enough skin while still leaving much to the imagination. I just can’t get enough mesh!

Draped in Jewels

Here is a closer shot of my jewelry. The Spring Fever necklace with the adorable love bug is also from the Pre-Release event by designer Bugsy Hansome of Pomposity and the scrumptious Love Tags by Maxi Gossamer run flirtfully between those perky spring girls! With a mere click the Spring Fever necklace can be changed to one of 14 colors to match any outfit. Oh la la!

DUCHESS:

  • Top & Shorts: AvaGirl – Haylee – NEW (Pre-Release Event)

  • HEELS:  REDGRAVE – Carrie (12 Colors) – NEW

  • HAIR: D!va Hair – Marie (Cat’s Eye) –FREE (Group Gift – 20000)

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

  • NECKLACE & BRACELET: Pomposity – Spring Fever – NEW (Pre-Release Event)

  • NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer – Silver Love Tags – NEW

  • EARRINGS: Maxi Gossamer – Sedona Valley Gypsy – NEW (FaMESHed Collaborator Event)

  • RING: On a Lark – Lover’s Ring Hers: My Heart Belongs to Him – NEW

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

  • LIPSTICK: League – Isla Lipstick – NEW(Pink Champagne)

  • SPRING HAT & FENCE PROP & POSE: LostAngel

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The Intoxicated Pirates of the Not So Caribbean

March 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm (Blogger Challenge, iheartslFeed, SecondLife Music & Fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Pirate Duchess

The vast ocean called and we hit the sea and headed off to the place where our hearts longed to be… white sand, rum and music filled breezes. Intoxicating! Jacques Cousteau was dead on when he said, “the sea…. once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Ah the pirates life for me!

Railing Closer

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

~ Honore de Balzac ~

On a recent trip to Cog & Grog Freebies, an entire shop filled with all the pirate loot you could fathom, I got a little carried away and ended up with a fleet of the most beautiful pirate ships! Cog and Grog shares all the creations used for the construction of Freeport Township of Flotsam at this tiny shop. The items are full perm, free and fun! Thanks Aley, Arcadia and Briony! If you happen to plunder their wares be sure to give some love to the tip jar!

gopu Duchess PirateWheel

My pirate treasures became my inspiration for the “50 Shades of Sexy” challenge this week with a very appropriate theme of “Intoxicate Me.” Not all treasure is silver and gold….. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!!

Titanic

Not just the Spanish Main, love. The entire ocean. The entire wo’ld. Wherever we want to go, we’ll go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails,

that’s what a ship needs but what a ship is… what it is… is freedom. 

~ Capt. Gopu Aulder ~

Blacklace’s new lingerie set, Rousing, was the perfect attire for my intoxicatingly sexy self. The chocolate color gave a sense of time that I offset with an adorable vintage necklace from League that actually works! In keeping with my Cog & Grog mindset I chose a pair of Victorian granny heeled shoes from Grim Bros. (Any excuse to shop at Grim is a good excuse!) And topping it all off is hair by D!va that is absolutely perfect in every way (and free!!! wth!) Marisa is quickly becoming one of my favorite SL hair designers of all times!

Arrr Mateys! Until we meet again!!! Happy Shopping!

DUCHESS:

  • LINGERIE: Blacklace – Rousing (Chocolate) – NEW

  • SHOES: Grim Bros. – Dahlia (Black)

  • HAIR: D!va Hair – Mana (Cat’s Eye) –FREE (Group Gift – 15000)

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

  • NECKLACE & EARRINGS: League – Vintage Clock Necklace

  • RING: On a Lark – Lover’s Ring Hers: My Heart Belongs to Him – NEW – (30L Saturday March 2nd)

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

  • LIPSTICK: League – Isla Lipstick – NEW(Pink Champagne)

  • POSES: Chanimations, Lost World, Magnifique

  • PIRATE SHIP & PROPS: Cog & Grog Freebies – FREE

GOPU:

  • OUTFIT: Avid – Dark Lazarus
  • RING: On a Lark – Lover’s Ring His: My Heart Belongs to Her – NEW – (30L Saturday March 2nd)

  • HAIR: Wasabi Pills – Roy Hair (Night Shadow)

  • SKIN: REDGRAVE – Edward (Tan) – NEW

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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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Love Potion Number 9.9

February 17, 2013 at 8:20 am (Holiday Posts, Love Potion No. 9.9, Second Life Hunts) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Keeper of the Loch by Duchess Flux
Keeper of the Loch, a photo by Duchess Flux on Flickr.

The MadPea Love Potion No. 9.9 hunt followed a fantasy theme that I adored! This time around the event was not as taxing on the brain and we found ourselves playing a lot along the way. Above I am playing the Keeper of the Sacred MadPea Loch… in the words of Shakespeare….

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

 

MadPea Fairies
“Now a soft kiss — Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.” – John Keats

 Take some time to stop and smell the roses and peer behind places for some really creative and fun interactive items. The hunt ends in March so get your hud on! Check out MadPea Productions on Facebook as well.

Fae Library

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gopu patiently waits as I alphabetize the library and stack books according to my fae-ncy.

Cupid Remains

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

Cupid appeared to meet an untimely death and appears in the background shot with arrows….. Since I refuse to let love die….. this is “Cupid Rising.”

Cupid Rising

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” – John Keats

There is plenty of magical scenery so get your groove on and your snapshot thingy loaded! Be sure to share your images with MadPea!

DUCHESS:

  • LINGERIE: – Mon Cheri – Sweet Nothings (Nude)

  • WINGS: Fancy FairyKira Scripted Wings (White/Gold)

  • HEELS: REDGRAVE – Doro (12 Colors/Olive) NEW

  • HAIR: D!va– Mayumi3 (Cat’s Eye) – NEW – from COLLABOR88 Event

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

  • NECKLACE and EARRINGS: Earthstones – Love Always Jewelry Set (Champagne/Platinum) – NEW

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

  • POSES & PROPS: Chanimations – Juxtapose – Del May’s (Eurydice & Orpheous)

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Sexual Healing

February 15, 2013 at 11:17 am (Blogger Challenge, Holiday Posts) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Fairy Duchess and Gopu

I love the creative poses by Del May and decided to grab this one and create an image for the Sexual Healing theme for 50 Shades of Sexy. Del has the amazing ability to portray sensuality in static poses, especially the couples poses. The image seemed to create itself and the scenery became more and more fantasy like as the shoot continued.

Duchess and Gopu

The story I told myself was of a damsel fairy in distress who is saved by a darker minotaurish creature in a dark and eerie forest. His sexual powers heals her much like the healing powers of a succubus and she is forever his…… a delicate fairy in the protective hands of her hero. Ah yes… the stuff daytime TV lacks….

Fairy Duchess

The Love Always Necklace set was a Valentine’s Day gift from Gopu. The gift came with a proposal and a beautiful poem that matched my real life Valentine’s Day. We have grown so much since high school and twenty years later we are still the perfect fit… I couldn’t ask for a more splendid Valentine. Gopu… you complete me…. thank you for being my heart, soul and best friend. ❤

Fairy Duchess Standing 2

DUCHESS:

  • LINGERIE: – Mon Cheri – Sweet Nothings (Nude)

  • WINGS: Fancy Fairy – Kira Scripted Wings (White/Gold)

  • HEELS: REDGRAVE – Doro (12 Colors/Olive) NEW

  • HAIR: D!va– Mayumi3 (Cat’s Eye) – NEW – from COLLABOR88 Event

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

  • NECKLACE and EARRINGS: Earthstones – Love Always Jewelry Set (Champagne/Platinum) – NEW

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

  • POSES: Chanimations – Juxtapose – Del May’s (Eurydice & Orpheous)

GOPU:

 

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