2 Years of Love

Today marks the 2nd anniversary with my SL husband and RL love Therathe Petrovic. I don’t know where I’d be without Therathe. Most likely not in SL and for sure not blogging. He has been a huge encouragement, sitting patiently while I finish typing posts and posing for pictures with me. Or giving me reign of his avi when he’s not online. I love this man so incredibly much and I am proud to be his wife and his love.

With Halloween right around the corner we went for a slightly…nontraditional… anniversary shot. (Photographed and edited by Kaiden Diavolo)

❤ Aya

Lingerie: Blacklace 


52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Orange

Here we are ladies – the final week of our beloved color challenge. 😦 Amazing how quickly time passes! I’m looking at the calendar going… wth? Where did this whole year go? I know I was there for all of it, yet somehow I feel like a chunk of time passed me by without me even knowing it. I probably shed a few tears thinking about the end this week.

My original idea was orange-crazy but I decided earlier to tone it down and use the orange to accent my pic instead. I wasn’t sure if it would be to random looking with the hat but as it turns out, I love it! I’d be tempted to wear something like this in RL if my stomach was actually that toned! LOL.

A little note about the challenge: I’ve said it a million times but it’s so true I have to say it one last time. I am so incredibly thankful to all of you, especially Luna of course, for being passengers with me along this crazy, fun journey of color and fashion. I have grown so much as a blogger, a photographer and even a stylist. Btw, anyone else’s closet grow by leaps and bounds during this? I’m pretty sure I’ve added about 1,500 items since I started the challenge! Here’s my orange before I get all misty-eyed again.

I love all you wonderful ladies and I hope we stay in touch. *Muah*

❤ Ayako

Hair: Tiny Bird & Merrit
Skin: Exodi – Sophie – Viviante (October group gift)
Top: *BOOM* – Aruba top – Tangerine
Jeans: [Cynful] – Modest Skinny Jeans (LowRise)
Boots: ALEIDA – Sarlotta Boots – Orange (no longer available)
Pose: Glitterati

Halloween BOO-tie

A fun Halloween look. I found this body paint on marketplace and had to have it! It makes for a great conversation starter if nothing else!

I had a lil ghostie friend I was going to show off too but I forgot to include him in the pics. Oh well.

❤ Ayako

Hair: Magika – Ren – Brown
LAQ – Susan – Fair
Body Paint: 
Pulchritude – Halloween Body Paint 2011
Fri. – Dream Booties – Black

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Cream

Week 51 arrives with mixed feelings. I’m excited that we’ve made it through 51 weeks but sad that it’s almost over. I remember chiming in at week 4 and thinking how incredibly long and difficult the next year would be. We’ve muddled through it and here we are at last with the end in sight. I am so going to miss this! Man that depresses me! Ugh anyway.

To Luna: I can’t say thank you enough times for dreaming up this challenge. It’s been a great opportunity being able to participate in this and gave me a chance to learn from you more experienced bloggers. And inspite of all the “bleh moments” in there where we doubt our choices or the grr at the color swatch, this challenge has been so much fun! I really love seeing what everyone comes up with!  Without further ado here is my cream:

I found this shirt at ATOMIC and instantly I knew what I wanted to do. It looked so sweet and dreamy to me and the new hair from LeLutka simply added to to look. So I photoshopped with that in mind to get a sort of soft, dreamy looking pic. Halloween color for next week should be fun! I predict lots of pumpkins in pictures lol.

❤ Ayako

Hair: LeLutka – Mourray – Auburn Haze
Skin: LAQ – Susan – Fair
Jacket: G*Field – Ruffle Bolero – Gray
Top: [ATOMIC] – Lovely Chiffon – Cream
Jeans: fri. – Designer Jeans (skinny) – Regular Wash
Pose: Glitterati

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Mulberry

Gah week 50 already?! Where has this past year gone??? I’m so sad to see this coming to an end. I’m hoping and praying that Luna keeps this challenge going. Pretty please with cherries on top? Either way though, this has been the most amazing group of women I’ve met in SL. All you wonderful bloggers keep up the great work! You ladies rock!

Mulberry brings me back to my childhood. There was a mulberry tree that grew in the back yard of our cottage. It was a wild tree I think or maybe it was there when my parents bought the place I don’t really know. But I would sit on the deck railings in the summer and pick the most ripe berries off to eat. And I remember having to check the bottoms of my feet before going inside to make sure I hadn’t stepped on any berries that fell. Eventually that tree was cut down when we remodeled the deck/patio area but I still remember the sour-sweet taste of mulberries from our little tree.

This week was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hemmed and hawed over the color strip because while I do my best to match it, I had a lot of difficulty. It didn’t help that I was gone from Wednesday on last week and didn’t have much time to think about what to post. Normally I try to match the color swatch given but I went for trying to match the berry color instead. I was even hoping to find a mulberry tree or something close to use as my backdrop because of the aforementioned memory but nothing I saw seemed fitting. Oh well. Here’s to hoping that cream won’t be too much of a challenge. I’m looking forward to the favorite 15 looks that everyone puts together after the challenge is over. Until next time!

❤ Ayako

Hair: Magika – Dara – Black
 Exodi – Sophie – Viviante (past group gift)
M.O.C.K Cosmetics – Buccaneer Lip gel
Nails: Exodi – Nails – True Red
Top: INDI Designs – Silk Top – Burgundy
{Happy} – Cheeky Minx Skirt – Charcoal
Earrings: {Zaara} – Anjami Chandelier Earrings (past hunt gift)
Pose:  Glitterati