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The Little Cantina

52 Weeks - Ruby

“You said you wanted Mexican, Music, Tequila.. and I ended up at this little Cantina. I was hoping you’d find me…”

 

Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge presented Ruby. No, Ruby Slippers would have been way too easy and when I wandered into Tres Blah after checking out the new releases from lamb! I spotted this dress and it all fell into place from there. I love the alpha layer of the -TB- Mexican Peasant dress that does a pretty decent job of covering your ass, although I did lose the prim sleeves because I just couldn’t seem to get them just right no matter how hard I tried. The lily from Cake was a perfect little ruby red touch to the new hair release, Isolation, from lamb!. It’s like a loose, messy updo and I loved it. Almost as much as I loved the aqua beaded neclace, also from -tb-, to offset the red mexican peasant dress.

And now.. the Cantina story. Once upon a time there was a SIM called Mexico. There was a gorgeous cathedral, horseback riding, beaches, little shops, and I searched for it. I did find a Mexico SIM, but to my surprise when I landed all I saw was some guy and a chick on her knees in a rather…submissive position. Clearly, this wasn’t your mom’s Mexico. I quickly TP’d out of there with an apologetic IM to the SIM owner (?) who happened to IM me just as I was leaving.  Luckily, a few more searches landed me here. It was exactly what I was looking for and I would love to go back to it. Beautiful buildings, fountains, and that perfect Cantina.

 

Pose: Miamai

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Wedding Whimsy

It’s insane. Those wedding gowns that literally cost over 5,000L. Considering all the other details, the location, the flowers, the hair, the bridesmaid dresses, etc. .. it is truly enough to drive a bride mad! Even worse if you’re on a shoestring budget, or at least want something.. let’s say.. reasonable. After working on Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color listing for this current week.. White… I found some super cute white dresses that made me think.. hmmmm.. I bet this would make a pretty ‘alternative’ wedding gown. So, I sat on it. I kept it, and I am now proud to present a few of my picks for my very own SL Wedding Whimsy … aka.. “Wedding Dresses” for 600L or Less!

I kept the hair, jewelry, and footwear (there is none!) simple. These gowns are perfect for that Spring/Summer Wedding and are all available on the Marketplace!

The basics:

Hair: lamb! 
Eyes: LAQ
Skin: LAQ ~ Elena [Nougat}
Cleaveage: LAQ ~ Cleavage enhancer v2 Tattoo layer [Nougat]
Jewelry: MANDALA

Dress 1:  Kyoot – Pretty White Dress $150L

At the lowest end of the price spectrum, this dress is wonderful. It comes with the cute headband, but could easily be switched out for a flower or more traditional veil.

 

Dress 2: salt. summer romance vintage dress $250L 

(*Note: The cute ‘sleeves’ are prim, so as long as your arms are down, you won’t look like you’re wearing garters.)

 

Dress 3: {mon tissu} Crossroads Maxi Dress in White $465L

(note: This dress comes with a flexi skirt option and an alpha layer if you go with the non flexible prim skirt that makes your feet go MIA. Shoes with feet might come in handy.. unless you really want to float on air. )

 

Dress 4:  Paper Couture Crossroads Gown $600L

 (*Note: This does have the whole ‘skirt’ thing going on.. so a little butt editing is necessary to make it look “normal.”)

 


Umber is the Color of Your Energy

It is week 19 of Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color  Challenge and I’m NOT hitting the last day.. yay!!!  This week eeeees Umber. I love the combination of chocolate shades and blue. They just work so very well together. I knew I wanted to post about this jacket from Mon Tissue as soon as I saw it, and I knew that it had to be paired up with something blue. Meanwhile, I am absolutely loving this hair from lamb! It’s part chic, part rock and roll, and works in countless ways that I may just stick with it for a bit. Maybe. I dunno. I swear, if RL hair was as easy to change up as SL hair, I’d be in heaven.

Hair: lamb!  Ghost! in Lady
Eyes: LAQ ~ Dazzling Aqua Eyes
Skin: LAQ ~ Elena – 02 [Nougat]
Cleaveage: LAQ ~ Cleavage enhancer v2 Tattoo layer [Nougat]

Jacket: {mon tissu} Rockaby Blazer in Brown
Top: *Linc* Open Buttoned Dress in Pastel Blue (shirt and underwear layers)
Pants: Primitive Design Payton Pants in Blue
Shoes: Kboots-black*
Ring: Paper Couture Leather Blossom Ring*

* Available on Marketplace


Black Bird

Helllooooo Week 14 of Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge!  Black. It’s the universal color that flatters and works in all kinds of ways. An LBD (Little Black Dress) would have been easy.. but blame it on Aerosmith, the first thing that came to mind was an overcoat. Black overcoat, or in this case the black trench from DeLa.. and sure, maybe she didn’t have anything on underneath, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little something to unwrap. It’s the allure. And perhaps, this once, he won’t be home late tonight, blackbird.

Credits*

Hair: >Truth<  Leighton 2 – tahiti
Eyes: LAQ ~ Dazzling Aqua Eyes
Skin: LAQ ~ Elena – 04 [Nougat]
Cleaveage: LAQ ~ Cleavage enhancer v2 Tattoo layer [Nougat]
Makeup: Kyoot Makeup – Cateye (Catty) **

Jacket: =DeLa*= Trench coat “Anne” Black  **
Corset: ::TGIS:: You are my Angel Reloaded – Fallen Angel **
Stockings (& Garter): -CG- Raven Moon Stocking Set – Faded Black Raven Pantyhose **
Shoes: Bottle Bird – Ae’s Boots **
Ring: Paper Couture – Bird Ring (Marketplace)

* Viewer 2 was used for multiple layers
** Product is also available on Marketplace


Tip Taupeing

So I bit the bullet and decided to join in on the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge hosted by Luna Jubilee. I may be coming in late to the game, but hey.. nothing wrong with being fashionably late, even if it is Week 12. I was really trying to decide what to pair this adorable dress from The Sea Hole and I decided to simply go for a little whimsy and pair it with my super cute blue bunny slippers from Atomic.

Hair: >Truth<  Lila – tahiti
Eyes: LAQ ~ Dazzling Aqua Eyes
Skin: LAQ ~ Elena – 04 [Nougat]
Cleaveage: LAQ ~ Cleavage enhancer v2 Tattoo layer [Nougat]

Dress: The Sea Hole Fall For Me Silk Dress in Mocha (Also available on Marketplace)
Shoes:  Atomic – Bunny Flop in Blue
Ring: Paper Couture –  Leather  Blossom Ring (Marketplace)
Necklace –  Miel Sen Necklace (Also available on Marketplace)