Sunday, May 27, 2012

Magnetic Cobalt

Dear Diary:

When I do the Colour Challenge every week, the colour name always brings something to mind.  I knew that colbalt was some kind of metal but....  Of course inquiring minds like me, just had to look it up so I found the following explanation on this website:

Cobalt is a brittle, hard, transition metal with magnetic properties similar to those of iron. Cobalt is present in meteorites. Ore deposits are found in Zaire, Morocco and Canada.  Cobalt salts colour glass a beautiful deep blue colour.
And for my English friends, I found this interesting fact:
Marmite is a source of vitamin B12, actually a compound containing cobalt.  Marmite is available in the USA. Try mixing it with peanut butter.

Maybe that will be lunch.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (009)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (silver-blue)
Hair: LeLutka Seth

Blouse: SAS Catherine (white)
Pants: Leverocci Ankle Length chinos (cobalt)
Shoes: Aoharu Ethnic Bijou sandals (opal)
Purse: Fri dream catcher bag (cobalt)

Earrings and necklace: je suis voyante plain

Poses: Poseur

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Victoria Day Celebration

Dear Diary:

This past weekend was a long one for me and, even though the weather was good (but not perfect), I really enjoyed having Monday off work.

The Monday closest to May 25th, is celebrated as Queen Victoria's birthday and the birthday of Queen Elizabeth.  Schools and provincial offices are closed, as well as most retail businesses.  However, I was very surprised to learn that this is not one of the general paid holidays in some provinces.  Employers in Nova Scotia, as well in New Brunswick, Labrador or Newfoundland, may provide this day as a paid holiday, but it's not designated.  In Quebec it is not a statutory holiday. 

As for me, I enjoyed staying in my jammies all day and just generally doing nothing. Definitely my kind of a holiday.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (011)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Truth Hair Riley

Pyjamas and slippers: Butterfly Effect Designs Alice 2.0 Hearts (black)

Bed: La Galleria

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yummy Lemon Chiffon

Dear Diary:

Oh lemon chiffon!  What a tantalizing colour that is!  When I first read the colour choice for the challenge this week, my mouth started watering.  Lemon chiffon cake....lemon chiffon pie....lemon chiffon pudding.  Then I had to talk to myself to say, "Why do you always think about food first?  Think outside your stomach!"  So I had to force myself to think about other lemon chiffon.  I visualized a flowing gown of chiffon in a pale lemon colour but that's not really me so here's what I came up with.
Cool and casual for a hot summer's day.  But still thinking about that cake.

Good night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (014)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MG party inverted crown
Hair: DBS Winnifer

Dress: Koko Boho mini dress (lemon) (mesh)
Flip flops: Maitreya Gold flip flops (lemon)

Necklace: Chuculet apoc necklace (yellow) (no longer available)

Poses: ploom (with umbrella); Frooti

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Denim Isn't Just Blue Any More

Dear Diary:

I love my jeans.  Some come baggy, some are skinny.  They can be dark blue or totally faded.  Boot cut or cropped.  Whatever the style, whatever the colour, I love them all.  So when I went to buy another pair last week, I noticed a colour change in my denims had taken place.  Jeans are not just various shades of blue.  Now they range from pastels to neon.
It seems the trend for bright colours in tees and dresses have also come down into the jean category.  I think that's rather nice. 

As I looked through the stores, I've noticed how clothing colours have a certain "Mondrian" look.  It seems that when combining bright colours, one can add a variety of shades and hues and still look great.

I ended up buying a pair of lime green jeans with a royal blue top.  I'm now looking for the perfect time to wear them.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (011)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: LeLutka Tokyo

Tee: Amerie Mec doll-T (violet)
Jeans: Emery Skinny jeans Passe (Citrus)
Sandals: Baiastice Maxine wedge (Mother of Pearl)

Earrings: Finesmith Jewelry Shukran earrings (orange) (gift)

Poses: Nspiration

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Deep Pink on Mother's Day

Dear Diary:

Pink - any shade of, any hue of - is my least favourite colour but it hit me, as I was scrounging through my closet, looking for the one or two items available in the dreaded pink, that this was a very appropriate colour to choose for this Sunday's Colour Challenge.  Of course, it's Mother's Day!  And as usual on this day, I remember the women in my family who preceded me - my Mom, my Grandmother(s) and the many non-family women who impacted my life.  They all made me what I am today.

Then I realized all the confident, interesting women I've met in my second world who have also given me friendship, encouragement and laughter and have made a footprint on who I am.

Therefore, to all Mothers, in all worlds, in all countries, understand what a difficult job you're carrying out and how much influence you're having on us all.

Enjoy your day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola lipstick (fuschia)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Clementine
Hair band: Lelka's Ribbon Headband (tinted) (SL Marketplace)

Top: Axel Zoo York top (pink) (no longer available)
Shorts: Cupcakes summer shorts (grey)
Shoes: Gos Shoes espadrilles (fuschia)
Purse: Coco clear tote bag (pink) (gift)

Earrings: NHA Mirella earrings

Poses: Miamai

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pueblo is Hard to Define

Dear Diary:

I really had a hard time trying to match this colour but that's what a challenge is all about, right?  I dug around in the closet and found a few items that are pretty close. 
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip C (001) (gift)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics lashes version 2 (01)
Hair (with cowboy hat): W&Y #5

Sweater: Rockberry sweater (rust)
Jeans: PD basic jeans (burgundy)
Jacket: en svale denim jacket (bleached)
Boots: GF Short Western boots (red)

Earrings: Mood Fumo

Poses: PNP

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Knit 1, Purl 1

Dear Diary:

Years ago, on a family trip to British Columbia, my Mother taught me how to knit.  It was a simple stitch I used to make a doll blanket.  Over the years, I stopped knitting  as none of my friends were able to knit.  So, what a surprise when I read an article saying that knitting was "new" again.
Knitting is not just for grannies any more.  The knit chicks are taking over.  Yarn sales are up at the craft stores, while the Internet is helping with free patterns and chat rooms that give help and advice.

Expressing one's creativity is enticing people into trying knitting.  The younger generation are looking for a creative outlet, that produces tangible items.  Craft shows are displaying more hand knitted items, from mitts and scarves to afghans and clothing.

I've gone out to buy some wool and looked through the closet for my knitting needles.  Anyone need a doll blanket?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (013)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Sadistic Hacker Corvus

Sweater: Fri Ballet Sweater (grape) (gift)
Skirt: DDJ plaid skirt
Shoes: Ms Graphic Design D010 QT (Sangria)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry large hoop earrings (gold) (gift)
Glasses: HOC rectangle framed glasses

Props and pose: What next Knitanista