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Easy Street

Easy Street is the place most of us … especially the ones who live paycheck to paycheck … dream of landing on, as did our parents and grandparents. Here in Second Life, Easy Street is easier to find; one place is a group of sims that includes Casablanca Bay.

Jumo came out with a gown a few weeks ago that would be perfect for anyone living on Easy Street in RL. I missed blogging about it while it was at the May round of Sense; but it has made it to June’s store, and can be picked up there.

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: LAQ Ana 3.05 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Eyes: Ikon Sovereign (Passion)
  • Hair: Truth Caralisa
  • Gown: Jumo Bijou
  • Shoes: N-core Delicious
  • Jewelry: Fortuna Fang necklace and earrings
  • Eyeshadow: Jumo Foxie (Omega, slot 2)
  • Lipstick: Zibska Rava (Omega, slot 2)
  • Nails: La Boheme Gilt Weave Gold (Omega, slot 8)

Teleport to Casablanca Bay

Posted June 7, 2019 by Jem Sternhall in Fashion

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Laughing in Flowers

Writing from Kissimmee, Florida —

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“The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little while back, when Conan was taking pictures of my new house, he also shot some of me posing in a new gown from Kelini Couture.  Now that the push to finish up this year’s OFPC is over with, I feel more justified in writing this session up.  The terrible thing is, due to the self-imposed delay, the gown is no longer available.

I don’t feel too bad about it, though.  This dress was one of the most photographed and frequently written up in the past few months, so it’s not likely you missed hearing about it.  The Flower Power event was one of those double-ring shopping fairs, to squeeze in the maximum amount of stores; but, with some persistence (and a good item search function), you could find the Kelini booth and fill up your shopping bag.  It’s not available any more, so let’s hope Eva will hear our crying and pleading to place it in the store.  (Please, Eva, PLEASE, pretty please!)

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Amalia‘s strapless top is sewn with some additional pleated folds (lined in gold satin here) that extend down to form a sort of mildly panniered overskirt effect.  The sheath undergown is studded with golden flowers in a very nice effect, and the hem is raised enough for a pair of elegantly-shod feet to be revealed — this time in N-core’s Knotted sandals.  N-core prefers to sell their shoes in individual colors yet; but the included HUD allows plenty of options in soles, heels and other secondary parts.  And, for once, I decided to wear pantyhose, from BAX Coen.  I like the effect so much, I may make copies of the feet with the SLink appliers for the hose and keep them on hand for ready use.  A caution:  if you use attachment feet with as system body, as I still prefer to do, you’ll need to purchase a package in your desired tone from both sides of the display, one for the appliers and the other, older package for the system panties.  It’s worth the investment!

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The makeup is relatively simple for once; I didn’t use multiple layers for my eyeshadow, as I love to do so much.  Mandala’s collar and earrings make a lovely compliment to the confection, and Donna Flora’s Vanilla ring adds a grace note, as does the Finesmith ring on my other hand.

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The details:

  • Skin: Glam Affair Cleo (America Clean B)
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors classic eyes (blue hour (m) bright)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Shinobun
  • Attachments: SLink hands and feet
  • Gown: Kelini Amalia (exclusive to Flower Power event; no longer available)
  • Shoes: N-Core Knotted (Green)
  • Hosiery: BAX Coen Soft Shine Pantyhose (Black 35 Seams 1)
  • Jewelry:  Mandala Nyorai Choker and Earrings; Finesmith Here Comes The Sun Ring (Grass); Donna Flora Vanilla Ring; The Forge House Lannister ring (Gold/Black; vintage)
  • Makeup: SlackGirl Nebula eyeshadow (06); MUA Counturing Blush (Light – Full); Oceane Body Design Jade Lipstick (Royal Purple)

Photographed at my home; all photographs by Conan Bankersbox

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Walking in Knightsbridge

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(The woman pauses and smiles as she turns to greet the reporter.)

Oh!  Hello, luv; whatcha want to know today?

Turn the page to find out!

Always Fresh

UPDATE: Delmars no longer has the Tim Hortons, or anything of the town, from the looks; I don’t know if this is permanent, or a temporary thing. But if you need a doughnut fix, seek not here, at least for now (sigh).

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“To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” — Hugh Jackman

“Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.” –- Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Okay, where is this leading to, you ask? There’s usually a point, so turn the page and see!

Or What’s a Heaven For?

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…Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for…?

Robert Browning, from “Andrea del Sarto”

Do you dream of more? Turn the page….

N is for — N-core

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N-Core has good shoes, and here’s one of my stock ones, which I actually managed to match the skin to!  I’ll admit that SLink feet and appliers make color matching simpler, but once in a while I get it right.

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At Home, In Sascha and Finesmith

Here I am at home in my new apartment, enjoying the sunset and listening to a concert on SCPR.  (That’s Second Life Public Radio, incidentally.)  It took a while to decorate this living room, and I dipped into the backstock of my store for the art hanging on the walls — as well as a little private stock; see that rather familiar artwork for a book cover there past the dining set?  But it was worth it; I even had the landlord say “Wow!” when she stopped in to set up my door locks.

The focal point of the room is probably this huge redwood and slate fireplace in the living area, which gives me a cheery blaze as the days slide into winter.  And there’s a surprise or two as well; though the room is mostly Art Deco, one of my favorite styles, visitors who come in the front door may expect at first to be seeing something a little more modern than that.  I have two of my original “Metallic Princesses” self-portraits hanging in the entry vestibule.  (You can see one hanging over my shoulder there as I meditate by the fire.)

The gown I’m wearing is a hunt goodie I picked up from Sascha’s Designs a month or so back at a discounted price.  The kicker for getting this green version of Malicious was that you had to hunt through the entire first floor looking for the individual pieces, assisted by clues provided by Sascha’s assistant.  And baby, it was a hunt indeed, looking for those tiny little boxes.  But I think you’ll agree that this luscious gown’s fabric and lay are worth the work.  It’s done in what I’d call a metallic green foil or lamé print, judging by the gleam off the bodice here.  Spaghetti straps go around your neck in a halter, but I think you can leave them off as they’re a separate part of the dress.

Finesmith’s Alexandra suite came out about the same time, and I paired this exceptionally large set of earrings, necklace, bracelet and ring with the dress.  I’m still trying to make up my mind if this was a good choice, or if I should have gone with something more conservative.  Any opinions out there?  I kept the makeup light this time in exchange, relying on my own “natural” lip color, and just a touch of eyeshadow.

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The details:

  • Skin:  PXL Candy SK SE, Red lips, light eyebrows
  • Eyes:  Poetic Color Gold Flakes (sapphire)
  • Hair:  W&Y Model Hair 25 (scripted, all colors)
  • Nails:  Mandala medium HUD nail set
  • Gown:  Sascha’s Designs Malicious (green)
  • Shoes:  N-core XtremeHeel II Slingbacks (silver)
  • Jewelry:  Finesmith Designs Alexandra suite
  • Makeup:  Amacci Divine (sage, with lashes)

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