Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Pushy Thistle

Dear Diary:

I love my garden.  I love working in the earth and introducing new plants to the old ones.  But when I planted a Globe thistle, depicted to be "decorative", acknowledged to be eye catching, and promising not to be invasive, I got quite a surprise.  The plant literally took over!  Years later, I'm still digging out the roots.
Pushy though it was, the thistle was showy and a lovely colour and certainly made itself known in the garden.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (005)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (blue)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Lashes version 2 (09)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Vicky
Nails: Je Suis..naive nails 001 (purples)

Dress: bilo Sushmita (six) (Mesh)
Feet: SLink Jolie pied barefoot v3

Earrings and necklace: MG Ashanti (cerise)
Ring: MG Ring Roho

Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available) 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shuttle Gray

Dear Diary:
Gun metal gray...slate gray...battleship gray and now shuttle gray.  I love the colour of gray, any shade of it and this colour, for some reason, made me have ATTITUDE!  
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (007)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (black)
Lashes: MG party inverted crown (mesh)
Hair: Vanity Hair Scientist

Jacket: Ison one button blazer (gray)
Pants: Ison high waisted cigarette trousers (gray)
Shoes: GF strap shoes Alex (gray)
Hat: O&N Fedora (hounds) (SL Marketplace)

Earrings: Je Suis une princesse

Cigarette: Fox Labs Realistic cigarette (free) (SL Marketplace)

Poses: Frozen Panty (no longer available)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Every Day Should Be Earth Day

Dear Diary:

This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. 

The celebration has been carried on for over 40 years, bringing awareness and appreciation of our planet to everyone.

On this day we should be aware of several things we can do to help the Earth.  If on April 22nd, we all could pick 5 things to do to it would help.  Here are my five things:
  1. I'm riding my bike today.
  2. I've planted a tree.
  3. I'm reducing, reusing and recycling.
  4. I did shopping without using plastic bags.
  5. I planted shrubs around the house for insulation.
I'm wearing green and brown, colours to make us aware of our surroundings.

Here's a couple of websites to check out
How to celebrate Earth Day
Conserving Energy at Home
Take Action: Earth Day US EPA

Happy Earth Day!
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (natural matte)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Dark Mouse Julie

Tee shirt: 22! Lees Earth Day green (SL Marketplace)
Jeans: PD Basic Jeans (dust)
Sneakers: IHS sneakers (bloody brown) (free)

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

Bicycle with pose: What Next Wintertime bicycle
Recycle bag: Urban Spirit
Tree: Herb's Garden Sculpted Elm tree (season changing)

Photo studio and background: PNP 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bright Turquoise is Eye Catching

Dear Diary:

I love the colour turquoise so had no problem finding something in my closet appropriate for this weeks Colour Challenge.  The anxiety for me was picking out what it was I wanted to wear.  Then I read that in picking turquoise jewelry the depth and richness of the colour were important and the most sought after is a strong sky tone. I knew what I would put on.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A 002
Hair: W&Y #137

Dress: Page 3 mini dress (sky)
Shoes: Gos Shoes espadrilles (blossom)
Sunglasses: Dark Mouse Cat eye glasses (Marilyn)

Earrings and bracelet: Mood Kaleidos (selenite)

Poses: Niqotine (no longer available)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

RMS Titanic

Dear Diary:

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of The Titanic leaving Southampton, England.  On Tuesday, the city commemorated the occasion with a ceremony at the dock, where the ship left on April 10th, 1912. 
The Titanic was built between 1909 and 1911 and was the largest ship at that time.  The ship carried 2,224 passengers, from the very wealthy, to others who were emmigrating to the United States or Canada.   Five days after leaving port, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and over 1500 were lost when the boat sank. 

The ship boasted many new safety features such as water tight compartments but it lacked enough life boats to take all passengers.  It was decided that women and children would be the first to leave the sinking ship, leaving behind men who were passengers and crew members.

Even though it's been a hundred years since the disaster, the Titanic is still the most talked about ship in history.  The story has been kept alive by movies and documentaries, and by this wonderful location in our second world.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Hair: W&Y #24

Dress, parasol, hat and gloves: Curious Seamstress & Greenwood Designs Edwardian gown (SL Marketplace)

Earrings: Dark Mouse Silver Balls (gift)

Location: There are many special events being offered at RMS Titanic  where this picture was taken.  Information, pictures and videos are available as well as a link to the Titanic website.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

How Delicate I Look in Seashell Peach!

Dear Diary:

What a perfect colour Luna picked for an Easter celebration!  So sweet...and so here am I...on Easter Sunday morning...enjoying the few minutes of indulgence before I start with the cooking.
Ahhh...the price of beauty.

Indulge YOURSELF today too.  Happy Easter.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Masque: RocoQue Cucumber Beauty Treatment
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise Deep Hazel
Hair: Tiny Bird Sodom South Georgia (no longer available)

Dressing gown: LMD Fuzzy Robe (peach)
Slippers: PFP Bunny slippers

Poses: Estetica

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Happy Easter to Everyone

Dear Diary:

This weekend is going to be a stuff-your-face-with-chocolate fest for me.  I love certain times of year when there is an over abundance of food, candy and fun.
Of course, I will be making an Easter dinner for my family but in between I'll be eating all the chocolate I can.  

Happy Easter Everyone.  Enjoy the weekend.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (014)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (Deep Hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye (pink-green)
Eye lashes: Mozz Cosmetics lashes Version 2 (09)
Hair: Diva Marie (gift)

Blouse: Honey colorful syouzyo (free)

Eggs on ground: Easter eggs (SL Marketplace)
Basket, eggs and pose: Bebotes

Background and Photo Studio: Props n Poses

Sunday, April 1, 2012

So Noble is Royal Purple

Dear Diary:

Royal Purple, or Tyrian purple, is linked to royalty.  Early in history, purple-dyed cloth was very expensive so only the wealthy could afford it.  As a result, it became a status symbol for those high up in society.

To dye the cloth this particular colour, one had to obtain a natural secretion from sea snails.  Talk about labour intensive work!

But - oh -  I do feel very royal  in this look.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (007)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise Deep Hazel
Eye Makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery smokey eye (purple)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics lashes Version 2 (05)
Hair: LeLutka Tokyo
Nails: Je Suis..naive nails No 001 (purples)

Jumpsuit: Miamai Ella (purple)
Fur stole: Icing fur stole (tinted)
Shoes: Kalnins Fashions shoes (Orchid)

Earrings: MG Shell earrings Teardrop (Peacock) (Mesh)(SL Marketplace)

Poses: sTaTUS