Hopefully the above title says 'Girl and Sword'.  One does not simply trust Google Translate.

This girl actually has two swords, but since she has only drawn one we will stick with that.  I am not going to argue with her anyway.

I love Wicca's Wardrobe because some of their items mean I get to do photos like this, which I love.  I had so much fun dressing up for this.  Well, who wouldn't?

Outfit:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Haley Outfit (Thereafter)
Hair:  [KoKoLoReS] Hair - Mila
Eyes Makeup:  Izzie's - Insomnia
Pose:  Black Cats poses - Katana
Mask:  Corvus : Dark Toxic Mask
Scarification:  AsteroidBox. My Body // Occult Scars
Swords:  Abranimations * - C.E. Bloodfire Katana v3.1

I know it doesn't look like I am working hard, but I was!  Firstly, I tried to get the photo done for this in a different location and I couldn't get the light right. So, I moved to this location but was a bit lagged so it took me a while to get into position.  I had just got sorted and was finding a good pose and then someone accidentally (I hope) walked into me and pushed me down the path.  Sigh.

Back to square one, I lowered all my graphic presets and got myself back into place again.  I shuffled through my poses and finally found one, got the windlight right and was about to get the shot when I froze and then crashed.  Sob.

Logged back on, got back into position, sorted pose and windlight and took the photo quickly in case something else went wrong.  Hard work.

However, after all that I am happy with the photo and I love the look so it was all worth it.  On with the show...

Dress:  ~La Gazza Ladra~ Victoria Lane - Apple (On9)
Hair:  *ARGRACE* WAKANA v1.1
Eyeshadow:  alaskametro "Cairo" eyeshadow - Omega HUD (On9)
Eyes:  MESANGE - Skye Eyes (On9)
Lipstick:  *Booty's Beauty* - Akeruka Lipstick ~ Finesse Hud
Earrings and Necklace:  !Indulge Temptation! - Peacock Set (TWE12VE August)
Bracelets:  !Indulge Temptation! - Farah Bracelet (Designer Circle)

When I saw this fab fountain from GOOSE I thought it would look perfect in the wooded area on the BOSL Boulevard land and I was right.  It was just the right spot to put this lovely item so that all the people wandering on this sim will get to enjoy it.

The other people who will get to enjoy it are the members of the GOOSE group because this is a group gift!

I added the wee bird, that my friend gave me, to the top and this is how it will stay even when the land turns to autumn next month.  Come check it out.

Taxi to BOSL Boulevard.

It is getting dark so time to go home now.  We played until the light grew dim and we could no longer see the ball.  The days grow shorter.  Soon it will be time to put away the bat and mitt and get out the hockey stick and skates or the football gear.  Not far away at all.  In the meantime we will enjoy the sun.

Here is the outfit I was wearing in the photos with Arya.  Happy Rez Day, chick!

New store for me to blog.  Thanks, AmAzINg CrEaTiOnS!

Shirt:  AmAzINg CrEaTiOnS - Retro Shirts 05 Male V-Neck (VINTAGE)
Shorts:  AmAzINg CrEaTiOnS - 4 Short Jean
Shoes:  AmAzINg CrEaTiOnS - 4 Retro Mens Casual Shoes 01
Pose:  Image Essentials - Batter Up Pose 5F

As promised yesterday, here is the outfit I wore in those photos with Tyson.  Is it smexy.  I am not wanting to take it off.  I love me a great pair of jeans and this top is sexy without being revealing...well, not too much anyway, especially if you like side-boob.  Hehe.

Jeans and Top:  *dafnis - urbanita exclusive (Hashtag Event)
Bracelets:  *PetroFF* Charm Set Red (Tres Chic)
Hair:  Opale . Camelia Hair (TC)
Tattoos:  .::Nanika::. Marisa tattoo Black (TC)
Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - Hold on, female pose (TC)

I managed to convince Tyson to come over for my Rez Day BBQ and I am glad I did.  To be honest he didn't take much convincing and he was the one who suggested we do something.  I am not sure he meant pose for photos for this post, but it all worked out well in the end and we had fun and got stuff done at the same time.  *BLUSH* And when I say 'stuff' I mean this post.  Bad reader!

I am now officially 9 years old in SL and I can not believe I am still about.  I will admit that I have days when I am ready to leave, but they are mostly when I have had knockbacks like being turned down for blogging stores or events, or ejected from groups due to 'downsizing'.  It hurts, but I plough on because I love it and I am proud of what I do.  Thanks for sticking with me.

But now to the work side... Oh, and Ty and I will show off the clothes separately as they are too great to get all mixed in and lost.

The amazing Barbecue Party set and Kombi Bed are from *CHEZ MOI* but at different events.

The Barbecue Party set with the awesome BBQ and picnic table with accessories both come with poses that range from those for the singles to a bit of romance and then right up to totally unhygienic (if you get my meaning). You can grab this at the new round of Tres Chic.

The Kombi Bed comes in 3 Colours and are adult.  That means you have poses for the boys and girls separately, some fab family poses or poses for when the kids are asleep.  Giggle.  Wander on over to Cosmopolitan to try these out...G Rated please!

Autumn/Fall is one of my favourite seasons in SL.  This is for two reasons:
  1. Halloween
  2. The amazing autumn-themed items that come out
That is why I was excited to see these two sets that herald the beginning of the seasons of awesome colours.

Serenity Style-Jules Fall- (Whimsical)
{what next} Bellevie Set (Fifty Linden Friday - Chairs and Firepit sold separately)

Check out the dress, shoes, hair, makeup, skin and jewellery.  You could almost imagine the designers colluding to get these together just as perfectly as this.  I am in fashion love and I am so delighted how this outfit worked out with the fab poses too.  Even the location of the photo shoot was easy and just right.  It was one of those days. My fav.

Shoes:  *ATHOR* - Alice - Shoes with Add-on (Tres Chic)
Dress:  [Kenny Rolands] - ESMERALDA DRESS  -Ruby- (TC)
Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - True Direction (TC)
Hair:  RAMA.SALON - Paris Hair (TC)

Jewellery:  Zuri Rayna - Teardrop Headpiece- Ruby-Black Diamond and Zuri Rayna- Teardrop Earrings - Ruby/Black Diamond (New Release)
Pose:  :Luanes World: Poses - where does the time go? (TC)
Lipstick: *Booty's Beauty* Akeruka Lipstick ~ Finesse
Skin:  7 Deadly s[K]ins - omega face applier Blair COTTON CANDY (Harvest - Day 21)
Eyes:  MESANGE - Skye Eyes (On9)

I am pretty excited today.  I have some new stores to blog and today I am going to show you one of them.

The store is MV Apparel and the designer is branching into male fashion items.  I am so happy to be able to show them off and introduce you to this store.

Today's outfit has is high quality 100% Mesh Model / HUD Driven and has torn and clean jeans as well as plenty of great sweater colours.  It also is available for a variety of mesh bodies including Slink, Adam, Belleza, TMP and Aesthetic, as well as 5 basic mesh sizes. Great gear for guys!

Jeans and Sweater:  MV Apparel - Cliff (New Release)
Skin:  [7 Deadly Skins] - Omega HEAD applier - JUDAS special caramel (Harvest Day 21 Sneak Peek)
Hair:  *ARGRACE* MINATO - Dark Brown
Pose:  Image Essentials - Choices b (Designer Showcase)

Dear SL UmLord,

I am normally not a complainer, but I have to say that this place I booked online is a bit of a let-down. I was promised a getaway at an asylum, which I took to mean as some kind of spa, but this place is probably the furthermost thing from a spa that I have ever seen and I once lived in a cellar for two weeks due to a misunderstanding with a possum over house rights.  

The bathrooms were sub-par and the kitchen contained a fridge that may or may not still contain body parts.  I may have even met a past patient wandering about.  His name was Brian and, although quite chatty, his conversation about zombie rights gave me cause for alarm.

I am sorry to have to say it but I am only going to be able to give you one star as a rating, and that was only because it was near to a coffee shop that I enjoyed.

Yours truthfully,

Mattress and Shelf:  [ zerkalo ] Last Refuge - Dirty Mattress - PG and Supply Shelf - Decor (Thereafter)
All Other Items:  [ zerkalo ] Backstreet Hideout (Kustom9)
Asylum:  22769 ~ [bauwerk] Abandoned Asylum

I hate to say it out loud...err...in print, but in SL we are on the slide down to autumn.  That means that the days are getting a little shorter and the sea a little cooler.  That makes the pool a natural alternative as the water warms up a bit quicker.  It is also time to make the most of those warmish evenings and partake in a cold beverage or two.

But the good news is that the new round of Tres Chic is ready to begin on the 17th, so put your shopping shoes on and get your wallet ready!

Pose Prop:  Fashiowl Poses - Picnic Pool BENTO  (Tres Chic)
Sunglasses:  Dahlia - Flora Sunglasses (TC)
Outfit:  ~La Gazza Ladra~ Whipcat . (Grass) Top & Hotpants (TC)
Hair:  [KoKoLoReS] Hair - Cybil (Cosmetic Fair - Tropical Vacation)

I love strong women in fiction.  I am a fan of the girl or woman saving herself and not requiring some random guy to do that for her.  Some of my favourite strong female characters are Hermione (books, not movies, where they downplayed her a bit), Granny Weatherwax, Tiffany Aching, Eskarina Smith and Susan Sto Helit (all from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books) and, of course, Arya Stark of the Song of Fire and Ice series.

I imagine my character today being one of those.  She doesn't look like she needs saving from anything.  She is tough, strong and self-sufficient.  That is not to say she doesn't like men, she just doesn't need one to rescue her from strife or do the tough stuff.  Love her.

Hair:  TUKINOWAGUMA - Cleto B (Tres Chic - starts on 17th)
Outfit:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Naesala Outfit
Boots:  Wicca's Wardrobe - Naesala Boots (leg armour not shown - I wanted to show off the awesome boots)
Pose:  Eternal Dream - Lita