52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Melon

Week 39 was difficult for me. I looked at the color swatch a million times and I swear each time the shade looked slighty different. From melon to peach, cantaloupe, even pink at some points. I think this is as close as I could get to the color. Thank you for all your encouragement this week! Looking forward to seeing what everyone came up with!

On a side note: I’ll be on vacation next week so I guess I’ll have some catching up to do when I get home.

❤ Ayako

Hair: [Raspberry Aristocrat]
Skin:
LAQ
Top:
Grixdale
Jeans:
Grixdale
Shoes:
Maitreya
Bracelets: {Zaara}
Pose:
Diesel Works

On a side note: I’ll be on vacation next week so I guess I’ll have some catching up to do when I get home.

Plurk

After much hemming and hawing I did it. I joined plurk. I figured it was time I saw what all the fuss was about. While I’m not a huge fan of the social network thing, and not really into joining up fb or twitter, plurk seemed semi-reasonable. And I do want to connect with other bloggers. My circle of blogger buds is somewhat limited still. So here I go, you can find me under AyaFire. Hoping the fuss is worth it. >.<

❤ Aya

Raspberry Aristocrat

I just love the clothes that Janie Marlowe makes. I know I’ve mentioned a million and one times over my love for all things from JANE. And I’ve recently discovered her new hair line, Raspberry Aristocrat. I found it at the Hair Fair but I just recently noticed who the maker was. It makes me all the more excited that it’s a designer that I love, because I really like that hair.

This is my favorite dress to date from JANE and the hair is from [Raspberry Aristocrat] and it’s free.

❤ Ayako

Hair: [Raspberry Aristocrat]
Skin:
LAQ
Dress:
JANE
Shoes: Maitreya
Pose: {JustAPose}

More Shadow Play

Trying to do some more with shadows. I’m still having a bit of trouble with the gapping. I guess that’s a flaw that Phoenix has? I would try SL V2 but I’m not super fond of the setup and I haven’t figured out how to do shadows in the new Firestorm yet. I read somewhere about using a body alpha layer to help with the shadow gaps since they;re not supposed to show up when you enable shadows in Phoenix, but all that did was make my body disappear.  I also have to use a screen shot in order to get the shadows in the picture. Anything other than that gives me a black shot. Still trying to make this work. If you have any suggestions on how to make this easier, I’m open to hearing them.

❤ Ayako

Pose: !bang

Roller Rink Fun!

I’ve been meaning to blog these skates for awhile and they’ve been sitting in my inventory waiting for just the right time. These skates from justB remind me of my childhood.

I loved roller skates when I was a kid. My middle school was anti-dance trying to save us some discomfort, so instead we had skating parties. Like that was any less embarrassing. The idea was that you would go with a group of friends and just enjoy skating together and having fun. There was always the inevitable “couples skate” though. Who thought it wasn’t uncomfortable to line up the boys on one side and the girls on the other to let the boys pick their partner. The whole time you’re secretly praying that the boy you like will ask you to skate with him. Seriously? Anyway, at least now I have someone to skate with.

Although the two of us trying to get up on skates nowadays might be a bit of a disaster.

❤ Ayako

On Aya:
Shirt: paper.doll
Jeans: Grixdale
Skates: justB

On Rathe:
Jacket: SEY
Shirt: Alphamale (past hunt gift)
Jeans: GothiCatz

Pose: !bang

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Patriarch

I have to admit, when I saw the name of this week’s color I was very confused. I had never heard of patriarch, so to Google I went.  What I discovered is that patriarch is the traditional name for purple. The color swatch Luna gave us should have been my hint but apparently not. Oh well!

Once I figured that out, it made my life so much happier. Purple is one of my favorite colors and since I have lots of it in my inventory, I had a pretty easy week. My pictures were done on Wednesday which is the earliest I’ve ever finished. Usually it comes down to a Thursday night spent frantically searching inventory and/or marketplace for something that that is a close shade to the color swatch given.

It’s been super hot here lately so doing something beachy/summery seemed like a perfect idea. Have to make sure I protect myself when I’m laying out in the sun!

❤ Aya

Hair: TRUTH
Skin:
LAQ
Bikini:
Delicious Designs (on hiatus)
Shoes:
[PM]
Chair:
TWS
Sunscreen:
{what next}