After the Winter…

It’s the first offical day of spring but it still feels and looks a lot like winter here. We had tons of snow this season and I’m starting to feel like it’ll be June before it’s all melted. Glad there’s no cold in SL! After the Winter    Ayako 

Hair: Exile by Kavar Cleanslate – Shine (Currently at The Arcade)
Skin: Belleza by Tricky Boucher  – Mimi  #8  Medium (Currently at The Arcade)
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia – Sunrise eyes – Aspen
Hands: SLink by Siddean Munroe – Casual hands
Dress: coldLogic by coldLogic – Wren – Cotton
Shoes: Gos by Gospel Voom – Paris Peeptoe – Nude Patent
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/alirium/142/119/902

When You’re the Best of Friends…

Hanging with my SL bestie!

When You're The Best of Friends

When you’re the best of friends,
Having so much fun together,
You’re not even aware you’re such a funny pair,
You’re the best of friends.

-Disney’s Fox and the Hound

♥ Ayako

Pose: !bang – Bonded (available at Pose Fair)
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oubliette/118/127/33

Fashionista Wannabe

Fashionista Wannabe Fashionista Wannabe 2

I generally don’t consider myself to be a fashionista in either SL or RL. I tend to think of myself more as a wannabe than an actual fashionista/style maven. Creating outfits or looks is often a challenge for me. I certainly try, but I don’t necessarily have the energy to put into my wardrobe choices, so I just throw on something casual and go (especially in my RL). In SL, dresses, t-shirts and jeans are my go-to items because they’re easy and quick. This particular outfit was based on something I saw on pinterest. As of late, it’s been my go-to place for fashion inspiration. It’s been super helpful for me to look at some of those outfits and put my own twist on them. How would you rate your style?

❤ Ayako 

Hair: Wasabi Pills Orion – Gingerbread
Skin: Glam Affair – Laurel 04 (past C88 item)
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Scarf: *BOOM* – Tinsley Scarf – Slate
Necklace: [glow] Studio – Onyx – Bulletproof (past TDR item)
Top: Kyoot – Two Sugars Top – White
Sweater: coldLogic – Diaz – Jade
Jeans: {mon tissu} – LouLou Jeans – Dark
Shoes: N-Core – Xtreme Heel II – Slingback – Camel
Purse: Maitreya – Leather Satchel – Mustard
Poses: Glitterati

52 Weeks of Color – #51 Madder Lake & #52 Amazon

I’m so sad to see our lovely color challenge go. It’s been a wonderful two years and I’ve met so many amazing people during this time. To this poor little upstart blogger, it gave me a chance to watch and learn from those of you who have been around the blogging sphere for awhile. While giving me something to blog on a weekly basis, it also gave me an education in style, photography and in blogging. Even with the scrambling to find the right color and put together a cohesive outfit, I enjoyed every bit of this challenge.

Thank you to Luna for inspiring us with all these beautiful and interesting colors and to all those I’ve met during the course of this challenge. Hugs and love to you all! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a safe and happy new year!

#51 - Madder Lake Deep

#52 - Amazon

❤ Aya

Madder Lake

Hair: Exile – Veronique – Tango
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Natural 02
Dress: coldLogic – Merry – Garnet
Bracelets: {Zaara} – Patra Silver Wire Bracelets – Clear
Shoes: Maitreya – Shanti – Black
Pose: Glitterati

Amazon

Hair: LeLutka – Mourray – It’s Not Ginger
Eyes: IKON –
Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Skin: Al Vulo! –
Eleonor – Son of Flowers
Lipstick: Glam Affair –
Leah Lipstick 09
Earrings: [glow] Studio –
Early Morning Earth – Gold
Sweater: erratic –
Felicity crop top – Green
Bra: erratic –
Felicity bra – Green 2
Jeans: {mon tissu} –
Lou Lou denim – Dark
Pose: Glitterati

52 Weeks of Color – #47 & #48

Almost caught up! So sad to think that our precious color challenge is nearly at an end. Only 3 more weeks left. *sniff sniff* I have no idea what I’m supposed to do after that. Luna’s cc gives me something to blog on a regular basis and I’m for sure going to miss that.

#47 - Barley Corn

#48 - Tangelo

❤ Aya

Barley Corn

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sybille 2 – Cinnamon
Eyes: IKON – Light Hazel
Skin: Al Vulo!
– Eleonor – Son of Flowers (current GG)
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 9
Top: Maitreya – Bastille Top – Beige
Jeans: {mon tissu} – LouLou Denim – Dark
Pose: Posies

Tangelo

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sybille 2 – Cinnamon
Eyes: IKON – Light Hazel
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Natural 02
Sweater: coldLogic – Matta – Orange
Pants: JANE – Easy Day Trousers – Grey
Shoes: Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Plain – Black
Pose: !bang

Bittersweet Nightingale

I’m busting my butt this week to get all of my backlogged color challenge posts finished before the end. 4 more colors left and then I’ll be all caught up. I had the pleasure of using these new props from Diesel Works with my Bittersweet post.

The two pose props are called Nightingale’s Glee and Nightingale’s Sorrow – Glee being the gold and Sorrow the black cage. Both cages feature a variety of fantastic poses. I picked my favorite 3 poses from each cage to show you, and while the post is a bit pic heavy today, I think it’s worth it.

Nightingale Glee

Nightingale Glee (2)

Nightingale Glee (3)

Nightingale Sorrow

Nightingale Sorrow (2)

Nightingale Sorrow (3)

❤ Ayako

Hair: Exile – Breathe Me – Sunset
Skin: Glam Affair – Jadis – Light #12
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Shirt: {Zaara} – Yauvani Tank – Snow
Pants: coldLogic – Simmonds Trouser – Melon
Shoes: G Field – Alex Strap Shoes – Black
Poses: Diesel Works *

*Notes review copies

Happy Birthday Mr. Truth Hawks

So today is Truth Hawks’ RL birthday. That’s right. THE Truth Hawks, creator of the amazing Truth Hair. Honestly I’ve never met him, he’s not a close personal friend of mine but thanks to his special lady Kaelyn Alecto, now all of SL should know. lol. Kaelyn also took this fabulous photo of me. Thank you sweetie!

It’s might be silly, but even with all the fabulous mesh hair in-world today, I still love this flexi one. While it’s a pain in the butt to take photos with, requiring just the right pose and maybe even a bit of editing pieces around, this is still my favorite hair by Truth. And pretty much my favorite hair that I own.  I’m a huge fan of anything with curls or waves, since my own RL hair is sort of flat and mostly straight, and this one takes the cake. The lovely ponytail of curls and the optional bangs keep me coming back to this hair again and again. Please forgive me for any gushing or rambling I may have done.

Happy Birthday Truth! Congrats to you and best wishes for this upcoming year. Thank you for you contributions to this world. You are so appreciated!

Edit:  You can see all the fabulous pics Kaelyn took here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetsexycrazy/

❤ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Odette (streaked) – Cranberry
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes in
Skin: LAQ – Susan – Fair 08
Dress: coldLogic – Hathaway – Ecru