JANNA by AnaLee Balut

Here's a pretty somethin-somethin for you. This is JANNA by AnaLee Balut. This outfit comes with the fitted mesh dress (in most fits, I'm wearing Maitreya), a flower crown, jewelry and heels for Slink High. The texturing with yellow background is marvelous! The dress also has a bottom flexi trim. You will find JANNA at L'Exode's Summer Time Fair ongoing now.

I'm also wearing a new hairstyle by Rezology, called Voluminous Topknot. Yay for another lovely updo! Musing...I should probably start showing you different colors of Rezology hairstyles, or you might think it's a just blondes club. Not true. Actually, the accompanying hud with each hairstyle is wonderful; you can create any color. Now how's that for cool ??


Hair - Rezology Marketplace
Voluminous Topknot

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes  (Stormy Teal)

Outfit - AnaLee Balut
Fitted Mesh Dress (Yellow Ethno),
Bracelets, Rings, Crown, Heels (Slink High)
L'EXODE SUMMER TIME FAIR until July 3rd !!

Already Hammered

There's a little more time to prepare for the 4th of July festivities. I'm on the decorating committee. I'm not sure I volunteered, lol, but nonetheless. Isn't that usually the way it is? :p

Balloons, balloons everywhere. Scooting the skittish things around on the floor closer to poles, I get ready to attach them.

This holiday is for remembering why we have our independence. It's okay to celebrate with backyard barbecues for family get-togethers, with fireworks and sparklers. This is a happy holiday...as long as we remember why we can celebrate, and who made that possible.

Oh no, they set the fireworks off early! I'm still decorating here! Hey! I think somebody's already hammered!

Enjoy the holiday, everyone, and stay safe.


MINA Hair - Kirstin 01

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes (Darkling Sea)

Outfit - LUSCIOUS DELIGHTS -  InWorld / Marketplace Website
Applier Outfit via Multi-Hud
Necklace, Bellychain, Wedge Sneakers

Nails -{ZOZ}- Dalriada Signature Polish
Reds White tip
Slink, Maitreya, Omega & Zoz Mesh
Huds with NINE colors!
@ Revamped until July 20th !!

Pose - Verocity - InWorld Marketplace Website
Cheryl 4, 1, 5

Pose - Lorien - Marketplace
Hand Pose 06


Cooling Off In The Ocean

On a hot, sticky day...have you ever just wanted to slip off the side of a boat into the ocean...no matter what you're wearing? I would never do that in real life. For one thing, it's too engrained from childhood. "Don't ruin your pretty shoes, honey." "Change your dress before you go outside to play!" It seemed fun things were not for nice clothing. 

The second reason I would never do it - I can't swim. Really. Oh I took lessons. As a teen and again as an adult. There are a couple of swim instructors who still bear the wounds. Sheepish expression. I made sure my kids took lessons at a very early age.

And yet, I love the water. I love being in it, even completely underwater...just too scared to let go and float. Inner tubes serve me well. We have an outdoor hot tub, that's more my speed. But in my Second Life? I'm going to do it, slip in the ocean, pretty dress and all, and cool off.



Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes (Olive Shadow)

Outfit - Loordes of London
Akoya Pearls-#5 Necklace
The Enlightenment-#16-m Dress
The Harper Heels (Slink High)
L'EXODE SUMMER TIME FAIR until July 3rd !!

Pose - Image Essentials - InWorld Marketplace Facebook Flickr
Cooling Off 1 mirror
Pack includes 5 poses + Mirrors
Located at the front of the Store

Location - Baja Norte

What Is A Diva?

What is the definition of a diva? A quick Google search yields this:

1. A famous female opera singer. "Your average opera isn't over till the diva trills her high notes."

2. A famous female singer of popular music. "A pop diva."

3. A woman regarded as temperamental or haughty. "She's such a diva that she won't enter a restaurant until they change the pictures on the walls to her liking."

A Wikipedia definition is: "A diva is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theatre, cinema and popular music."

I found two startlingly different descriptions in the Urban Dictionary.

1. A bitchy woman that must have her way exactly, or no way at all. often rude and belittles people, believes that everyone is beneath her and thinks that she is so much more loved than what she really is. Selfish, spoiled, and overly dramatic."

2. a. To describe a person who exudes great style and personality with confidence and expresses their own style and not letting others influence who they are or want to be. b. A person whose character makes them stands out from the rest. c. A person's title in a group of friends or in society that is popular or famous and who many people try to copy. d. A person who tries to achieve what they want and who do not let people get in their way, and doing so with style and class.

Ladies, if we ARE divas, let's strive to be that last definition. Then, it is a badge of honor above negative connotations.


Hair - LeLutka - Rosamund Hairbase & Ponytail

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes  (Paris Green Shadow)

Dress - Virtual Diva - InWorld / Marketplace / Facebook / Flickr
Dante Couture Ferosh
Top, Add-on, Pants, Rose Hat

Jewelry - Chop Zuey - Main Store / Sky Boutique / Website Facebook Flickr
From the Vincent In Arles Collection
Black Night Silver Moon
Choker, Earrings, Bracelets (Texture Change!)

Poses - Exposeur - Hex Wall
Store Closing on June 30th


Hurry to Swank!

Swank is winding down for the June Monochromatic round, so hurry on over before these designs gathered in one place (and at special pricing) are gone!

My outfit is by Hot Fuss, including this darling little top and jeans. The top has a unicorn on it, so cute! And I like the lines of this double-tank style - falling a little lower on one side in a relaxed state. You know, Swankie girls are not always decked out in glamour; they have their just as beautiful, casual looks too!

Outside The Box! does its usual wow-me with this bedroom collection, available at Swank. There are lots of animations. The fireplace works. The set includes not one, but three marvelous seaside paintings perfect for bringing oceanic wonder into your home. The Love Ladder includes some darling couple poses. Now, this Library Bed! The drawers underneath reveal books on both sides, I love this! And, when you hop on the bed the comforter poofs. Stand, and voila, the bed is made again with the handsome comforter.

My sandals by Slipper Originals are a real steal at the InWorld store. This style, perfect for the season, is called Marisol. And they are a Group Gift, with extensive colorchange Hud! Elle Polygon didn't box up just one color for her group members, she added the colorchange hud! Become a group member too so you can snatch these up for your summer wear!

The clock is really striking midnight on the Swank lovelies, hurry on over. Have fun!


Outfit - Hot Fuss
"Polly Jean" Tank Top (Standard & Extended Mesh Sizing)
"Dakota" Skinny Jeans (for Fitted Mesh, Maitreya, Belleza, Physique, Hourglass)
Swank in June !!!

Furniture - Outside the Box!
Library Bed, Love Ladder, White Traditional Fireplace,
Paintings & Mantel Decor
Swank in June !!!

Swank - June
Theme: Monochromatic

Hair - Calico - InWorld

Sandals - Slipper Originals - InWorld Marketplace / Flickr
Marisol (Extensive Colorchange Hud Included)
Slink, Maitreya and TMP
Group Gift !!!

Poses - Eternal Dream Poses - InWorld Marketplace Facebook
Harley 08

Lighting:  LUMIPro 2016


Seaside Shepherdess

Can we ever wear too much jewelry? No. 

Is delicate jewelry pretty? Yes.

Is bold, chunky jewelry fabulous? Absolutely.


Hair - [elika*tira] - Sophia

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes (Paris Green Shadow)

Jewelry - Chop Zuey - Main Store / Sky Boutique / Website Facebook Flickr
The Dirty Shepherdess Collection
Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets (Texture Change!)

Dress - Prism Designs
Shelby Spring Sparkle by Journey
Fitted Mesh, Slink & Maitreya
L'EXODE SUMMER TIME FAIR until July 3rd !!

Pose - Razmataz Art, Poses & Animations
razsummertime 1
L'EXODE SUMMER TIME FAIR until July 3rd !!


Are You Addicted to Black?

I know I'm definitely addicted to black! Stands to reason the Addicted to Black Event is perfect for connoisseurs of fashion in black. Let's go! I highly recommend this little corset dress by Vainly Chic awaiting us at the event. It is almost outrageously sexy/alluring/mysterious/and statement-making black! The dress has lots of fits, and the accompanying hud allows for quite a bit of customization on all pieces. I wound up playing with the hud for good long while - this a great dress for wearing over and over but with a fresh look many times.

My hair is by Rezology, called Wispy Topknot. So feminine and elegant, yet strong...this style is...and a wonderful selection to show off the neck and pretty jewelry. This is a brand new hairstyle, love it!

I was excited to hear from Kate Laryukov this morning, of *Kate*, with a new jewelry set! This is the Leaf Set, consisting of necklace/collar, earrings and arm bands. Isn't this set marvelous? There is a hud included for resizing and colorchange. This is an original mesh design, and quite a necessary-ism.

I also heard from Oursinette Bruun of OPOPOP Design, with this new polish collection, V#1. A pic of the hud with LOTS of color choices is included below. These are for Slink or Maitreya and no doubt we will be clicking away on these huds to compliment our outfits, always finding perfect colors.


Hair - Rezology Marketplace
Wispy Topknot

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes  (Paris Green Shadow)

Dress - Vainly Chic *
Corset Black Dress w/extensive Colorchange Hud
Sizes: FITmesh, Hourglass, Maitreya, Physique, TMP
Only 199Ls Addicted to Black Event until July 19th !!

Jewelry - *Kate* - Inworld Marketplace
Leaf Set - New Original Mesh !!
Includes Collar, Earrings & Arm Cuffs
w/Hud for Colorchange & Resizing

Rings - Chop Zuey - Main Store / Sky Boutique / Website Facebook Flickr
Amourette Plt Engagment Ring & Wedding Band

Nail Polish - ..:: OPOPOP Design ::.. - InWorld Marketplace
Polish V#1
for Slink and Maitreya Hands & Feet
Click to Enlarge Hud Pic

Poses - Eternal Dream Poses - InWorld Marketplace Facebook
Duchess 02, 10

Lighting:  LUMIPro 2016

*More contact info for Vainly Chic;


Butterflies Are Beautiful

I found a fun and interesting little website about butterflies: http://www.butterflywebsite.com/. It's a little something-something even if you just want to look at some pretty butterfly pics. Under the Be Inspired tab, there is a touching poem, called "Butterflies are Beautiful," by Pam Snowball. A sweet read. :-)

NANTRA's pose collection named Butterflies Are Free is presented to us at this round of The Instruments. The collection has 12 poses (6 + mirrors) and butterfly add-ons for each. You don't want to miss these!

Two other don't misses here in new Second Life fashion: Black Swan's Magnolia lingerie set. The top is a very well-made applier with a fitted mesh skirt. It goes on perfectly to accentuate your sensual curves in lace. I'm also wearing Promagic's Belly Tattoo in Pearl for Maitreya. Jewelry? Tattoo? It's both, and fabulous.


Hair - LeLutka - Blair w/Swish! option

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes  (Paris Green Shadow)

Lingerie - ! Black Swan !  - Inworld / Marketplace
Layer Top & Fitted Mesh Skirt
Classic, Maitreya, Slink, TMP & Omega

Belly Tattoo - *PROMAGIC* - Marketplace
 Belly Tattoo 01 - Pearl - Maitreya

Pose - {NANTRA} - InWorld / Marketplace
Butterflies are Free 6m w/butterfly add-on

Also Wearing:
LeLutka mesh head (Stella), Maitreya Lara mesh body, hands & feet,
Lara Hurley-Iza Applier for Lelutka Head & Skin (Midtone), and
Blacklace Beauty - Jelly Gloss Sheers (for LeLutka Head)

Lighting:  LUMIPro 2016


Impromptu Garden Party

I return to add more description! Had a rushed day but wanted to get the pics up. Now I have a bit of time to actually sit back down and tell you about these darling things!

You may have noticed I keep switching back and forth between the Lelutka and Catwa mesh heads. I like them both and I have certain things about each I especially like. I probably still feel more like "me" in the Lelutka. However, I understand that Simone is the head that will undergo any upgrades from this year on (this is Stella I am wearing). We shall see! If I share Omega mesh head appliers it will be with a Catwa head.

My hair is by Rezology and this is a particularly cute and popular one - Aphrodite. Long flowing locks parted on the side. The one small wave in the front would make a perfect place to add a hair accessory - maybe a flower comb or a headband. Key-ewt!

My outfit is by Promagic, called Anuska. It consists of a top and skirt for Maitreya bodies. Pop it on and go! There are several color options. I so love the lace panels! My heels are by Slipper Originals, with lots of color options - I chose this beige or tan color because it goes so well with my outfit. These heels are quite fabulous; they can be dressed up or down. They are boldly stitched with feminine bows at the back of the ankles. I added a body tattoo - Izzie's Metallic Floral, and really like it! The tattoo has lots of color options on the accompanying hud. These tattoos are available at Uber

Ah Chez Moi, what have you made for us this time? The Alyssa Canopy Bench and Table, available at Lost & Found. PG or Adult versions are available.

For my impromptu garden party, I added +Half-Deer+'s fairylight balloons. Just the right touch for a festive atmosphere.

I spy a little cat, wearing glasses, and blowing a bubble gum bubble. Yes, it could happen.

And my darling has finally joined me. I'm thrilled he noticed ME before he saw the chocolate cupcakes - they're his favorite. ;)

Seated poses are animations included in the Chez Moi build; standing poses are by Eternal Dream Poses. Posemakers and animators bring our Second Life World to life!


Bench & Table - * CHEZ MOI FURNITURES *
Canopy Bench Alyssa
Table Alyssa w/Treats
@ Lost & Found until July 1st !!!
50% discount during event !

+Half-Deer+ - Fairylight Balloons - Garden Party


Hair - Rezology Marketplace

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes  (Paris Green Shadow)

Clothing - *PROMAGIC* - Marketplace
 Anuska Set1- Top & Skirt (Maitreya)

Shoes - Slipper Originals - InWorld Marketplace / Flickr
Gia Heels (Extensive Colorchange Hud Included)
Slink, Maitreya and TMP

Tattoo - Izzie's - Metallic Floral Tattoo

Poses - Eternal Dream Poses - InWorld Marketplace Facebook
Octavia 05, 03

Lighting - LUMIPro 2016


A Way To Happiness

As long as there are bluebirds, there will be miracles and a way to find happiness.
                             – Shirl Brunnel, I Hear Bluebirds, 1984

For thousands of years in many parts of the world, happiness is associated with blue birds. American Indians linked them to happiness: in the Chochiti tribe the firstborn son of Sun was named Bluebird. The Navajos associated the mountain bluebird with the rising sun, believing it to be a great spirit in animal form. They sang "The Bluebird Song" so tribal members would wake at dawn and rise to greet the sun.

I had hoped my little fountain would attract birds and it is! 


Furniture - kaerri - Monochrome Patio Complete
Includes patio chair, fountain, parasol, table, vase
and planters in 3 sizes (large depicted here
Swank in June !!!

Outfit & Boots - Merivale - Shades blue
for Classic or Mesh Bodies, Can be worn long or short w/Flexi skirts
Shades Boots (Slink High)
Swank in June !!!

Jewelry - Semi-Precious - Avarna
Necklace, Earrings & Ring w/Colorchange Hud
Swank in June !!!

 Makeup - Oceane Body Design - Prismatix Lipsticks FP
Omega Hud
Swank in June !!!

Pose - PosESioN
Pistol 1
Swank in June !!!

Swank - June
Theme: Monochromatic


Hair - Rezology Marketplace
Butterfly 086

Eyes - Mayfly - InWorld / Marketplace Website
Luminous - Mesh Eyes  (Deep Lake)

Bracelets -  Tameless - InWorld / Marketplace / Website
Chunky Bangles - Black

Pose - Verocity - InWorld Marketplace Website
Roxy 5

Pose - Frozen - Snowflake 04

Blue Bird - Perez Falconer - Marketplace
Mesh Blue Bird

Also Wearing:
Catwa Mesh Head (Candy), Maitreya Lara body,
Slink hands & feet, Skin - Glam Affair - w/ Catwa Applier - Kumi - Jamaica

Lighting - LUMIPro 2016