Sunday, October 30, 2011

It Ends with Orange!

Dear Diary:

Well, the 52 Week Colour Challenge has come down to #52.  I was really feeling down...sad...upset because I enjoyed doing this so much.  I loved reading the great blogs of the participants; the photos were phenomenal; the colour offerings innovative and the challenge WAS challenging.  But just before writing this, I happened to come upon this quote:

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~Theodor [Dr. Seuss] Geisel

and it got me thinking about some of the colours I was presented with.  Who's heard of "wenge"?  Patriarch is a colour?  Then there was the series that resembled a grocery list - asparagus, lemon, eggplant, banana, tangerine, melon, apricot, cream, electric lime and the dreaded LIVER! Looking fiercely for the different hues of red and trying to come close to matching the colour swatches.  And as I was remembering my furious searches through the weeks, I realized I was smiling.  What a great year this was!  Every Saturday morning, I would look at Luna's blog to find out what challenge I was about to meet this week.  Each week it was so much fun to write this blog.  

Thanks to Luna for the organization, perseverance and the encouragement to keep all of us bloggers on schedule.  Thanks to all the bloggers involved for the information, suggestions, and comments over the past year too.  And a big congrats to those that managed all 52!!  I'll be patiently waiting for January 1st to be starting this all over again.

And so - it ends with orange.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: Glam Affair Gio (light) I wanna bite you (TDR)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (orange)
Eyes: Glam Affair Stella eyes (TDR)
Hair: Baiastice witch and vampire hair (gift)
Nails: Love Soul nail colour (orange)

Blouse: SAS Catherine top (black)
Skirt: SAS Catherine skirt (orange)
Belt: SAS bigbelts (black)
Earrings: Dark Mouse Nouveau Lady Bakelite (orange)
Fangs: Baiastice Vampire fangs (gift)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thinking of Today - Dress for the cause

Dear Diary:

This is my Thinking Day and the only time you won't see me in black when I think.  Today is Dress for the Cause and everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer.

This past year I lost a very good friend in my second life.  She had cancer and was strong to the end.  It touched me deeply and I wrote about it in "Thinking about Friendship .  I have a real life friend going through her second bout of breast cancer. I have seen what she has gone through with the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  I have been there with her and I don't want any of the other women I know to have to deal with that.  And, in addition to the physical issues, there is the emotional ravage to herself and to her family.  I'm not sure how one can handle all that and be left with sanity.

To all the marvelous and strong women who are in my life, who I've met through my vitual world, who read this blog, who are out there in Canada, Europe, Asia or beyond, please practice self examination, get your mammograms when you should, and see your doctor.  I don't want to lose anyone else in any world.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (pink)
Hair: LALA Moon Bianco (with attached pink rose) (sim closed at present)
Nails: PXL Creations Manicure Pink (08)

Dress: Vive nine Boatneck dress (rose)
Jacket: AwRam-vie kimono (pink)
Shoes: Adam & Eve classique shoes (pink)

Earrings: Mood Parade of Pearls (tinted pink)
Primagine Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Dear Diary:

Yes, cream is a dairy product and a delicious one at that!  Good whipped on dessert; smooth and tasty in coffee; and frozen in between chocolate chip cookies.  Cream can be decadent.
But my favourite Cream should be listened to - a very classic '60's song.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (Deep Red)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eye (black)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (01)
Hair: W&Y #86
Hair flower: Atomic Bambi (now Verve) Hair Corsage London (tinted)
Nails: Candy Nails Basic nails Red 01

Lingerie: Insolence lingerie outfit Salome (cream)
Shoes: GF Flower pumps (cream)

Earrings and necklace: Dark Mouse Jewelry Simple Pearls (white)(tinted)

Snake: Tea My pet snake (no longer available)

Poses: Olive Juice (Look Book)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yucky cellphones

Dear Diary:

I was reading the newspaper the other day when a headline caught my eye, concerning dirty cellphones.  Over 92% of the phones had some type of bacteria on them.  It also found that 16% of the same 390 cell phones tested, were found to carry E. coli.

I guess we always knew that computer lab key boards were a refrigerator full of germs but I never thought of my cell phone having bacteria on it.  I'm the only one who uses it BUT I do throw it in my purse, place it on a publc table, or even put in my pocket.  I wash my hands well but the article stated that wet hands can spread the bugs easier than with dry ones.  From now on I'll extra dry too.

So is there any other solution to keeping our cell phones clean?  I know you can swab keyboards with a cleaner.  Maybe we'll have to do that with our cell phones too.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: Hair Oh! oh my ramen (no longer available)

Tank top: Cupcakes simple shimmer tank (black)
Cardigan: SMS Basic cardigan (orange) (gift)
Leggings: Fume (now Peqe) Inked RaveO black leggings
Shoes: GF Rose bootie "Diva" (orange) (gift)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry large hoop earrings (gold) (gift)

Cell phone: RC Stellar cell phone (no longer available)

Pose: Di's Opera (lean)

Location: Liberty City

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Round and Round the Mulberry Bush

Dear Diary:

When I found out this week's 52 week colour challenge was mulberry, all that went through my mind was:
                                        ♬♪   Here we go 'round the mulberry bush♪ ♪
                                            The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
                                        ♪    Here we go 'round the mulberry bush
                                            So early in the morning!       ♪      ♬  
Think I need to get out more.

Maybe I'm a bit on the side-of-pink-mulberry.  October is breast cancer awareness month so I'm also wearing my pink ribbon.  Let's look after ourselves.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (deep gloss)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (pink)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (#06)
Hair: Mirone GIGI
Nails: Je Suis Naive nails #001 (purples)

Dress: Freak Boutique School Daze mini dress (rose)
Shoes: GField Figure pumps houndstooth (pink)

Earrings: Mandala Milky Way earrings (pink)
Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness: Primagine

Poses: Exposeur

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update on Thanksgiving post

Dear Diary:

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and I'm busily working off all the turkey, gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie [with whipped cream of course!], I wanted to go back and give well deserved credit to the creator of the furniture in my Thanksgiving picture.
The dining room table, seating 6, is French Pine Cabriole.  It comes with two head table chairs, with arms, and 4 side chairs.  In the table menu, are centrepieces, a meal and dessert.  This fall centrepiece and runner, with colour and texture changing abilities, is extra but it's very easy to add to the menu.

The gorgeous dining room suite, the centrepiece and the rug are all creations of Pamela Galli, the very talented owner of La Galleria.  Pamela pays a great deal of attention to detail.  Her furniture and accessories, as well as her fabulous homes, have wonderful textures and colours, and cover all areas of interior design, from contemporary to traditional.  All are displayed in her store.  I love walking through the store even just to window shop.  She is always coming up with new items that make a home really a home.  Such a talented business woman!

Check out Pamela's fabulous items at La Galleria or on her blog, which highlights great designs of her homes, new items in her store, and tips on modification and tinting. 

Good Night for now.

All furniture, carpet, and fall centrepiece:  La Galleria

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Dear Diary:

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  We have so much in life to be thankful for on this beautiful fall day, with all the leaves turning colour and making every view a kaleidoscope of fall shades.

Enjoy your dinner with friends.  It's a time to catch up with family too.
Whether your turkey day was Saturday, Sunday or today, or if you ate beef instead of turkey, it doesn't matter when you have good company.  I want to wish all my fellow Canadians a happy Thanksgiving Day.  May all your days be this colourful.

Good Night for now.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Dear Diary:

When I checked online to see how this colour got its name, I realized the big discussion was how to pronounce the word.  Some dictionaries said it was "when-gee" [with a hard g sound]; others said it was "wen-gay"; and still another mentioned it was "wenge" [like revenge].  This is worse than "ka-ki" / "kar-ki"!!
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye Shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (silver)
Eye Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Lashes (version 2) (#01)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (deep red)
Hair: Calico Ingamann Creations Luna (Calico's pick)

Dress: The Sea Hole Aina dress (slate)
Cardigan: Miseria Ash cardigan (umber)
Shoes: The Vinyl Cafe Platform heels

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Carlotta earrings (onyx)

Poses: Status

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yaahhh - I'm a Beer Baby!!

Dear Diary:

Recently I read that beer sales in Britain have been declining rapidly, causing many pubs to also close.  Molson Coors Brewing Co. have come up with the solution of appealing to women with 3 new beer flavours - clear filtered; crisp rose or zesty lemon - called Animee.  Danish brewer, Carlsberg, also has a new beer called Eve, with different flavours for women.

But in Canada?  HA!!  Those beer drinking, resilient Canadian women account for 40% of beer sales.    I think the stereotypical thought of what a beer drinker should look like has gone out the window since women enjoy the beverage too.  Now women are drinking beer as their beverage of choice, even in the fanciest of places.  Beer is not just for hot-dogs-over-the-fire-night any more.

You go girls!!!  I'm with ya all the way.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (pure gloss)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (gold)
Hair: DBS Winnifer

Dress: Emery Coral dress (TDRB)
Shoes: SLink spike heel stilettos (Taupe)

Earrings: MOOD Fumo earring

Location: Franky's Wine Bar

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Moss Green

Dear Diary:
Moss green is such a pretty shade.  It reminds me of Fall so I dressed accordingly for my part of the world.  I don't think I got Luna's swatch down pat.  However, this is my take!!

"There are approximately 12,000 species of moss classified in the Bryophyta.  The divison Bryophyta formerly included not only mosses, but also liverworts and hornworts." (Wikipedia)  Wow...thank goodness Luna didn't pick one of those for a colour name!  I'd really be in trouble!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (grey-green)
Hair: W&Y hair # 41 (with hat)

Coat: (fd) Fog Coat (green)
Blouse: GF off shoulder chiffon tops flower (moss green)
Jeans: LW jeans (moss green)
Shoes: GF flat shoes "Little Diva" (moss)

Earrings: (bewildebeest) Cassandra earrings (moss agate)

Poses: drm