Sleepless, Dreamless

I’m feeling a bit like the princess from the Princess and the Pea lately. I’m tired and sleep comes but doesn’t stay and I’m very restless, which I’m not entirely sure why that is (unless someone stashed a pea under my mattress without my knowledge). I just moved recently in RL so maybe I just need more time to adjust to the new place?

Anyway, enough of my ramblings and onto the goodies! I call it the Princess Fair but this lovely new event of all things pretty and princess-y (which is right up my alley) is called Fit for a Princess, where this lovely gown and the tower I rezzed the bed prop in are from. Go check it out!Sleepless 1

Sleepless 2 Sleepless 3

 Ayako 

TIARA: Alienbear’s Designs – Precious Princess Crown – White
HAIR: Truth by Truth Hawks – Junia
EYES: IKON by Ikon Innovia – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
SKIN: Glam Affair by aida Ewing – Candy – America 05
HANDS: SLink by Siddean Munroe – Av Enhance Hands – Formal
DRESS: {Junbug} by Juno Mantel – Principessa – Blush (available at Fit for a Princess)
BED: GLITTERATI by Katy Coppola – Sleepless Nights
TOWER: Alouette by Scarlet Chandrayaan – The Princess’s Tower (available at Fit for a Princess)

 

The Book Meme

I’ve been following Strawberry Singh ever since I was a noob blogger and if you read her too you’ll know she does a meme every Monday. I finally managed to do one and on time too! Usually I take the pictures by like Wednesday and then forget about them until Sunday which then prompts me to scap it and wait for the next. And the cycle continues lol. This week is titled “The Book Meme”, you can find out more info HERE.

Book Meme
1. Are you a bookworm? Oh totally. Although not as much as I was as a child. Up through my teen years my parents would bribe me NOT to read as much.

2.  Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? I prefer hardcover because they last longer but I’m starting to come around to electronic.

3. Which book is your favorite? Ohh that’s a toughie. Eragon is one of my top all time reads as well as Sarah’s Key. It’s a toss up between the two.

4. Which children’s book is your favorite? Where The Wild Things Are

5. What’s the last book you’ve read? Reading through a teen/YA series right now called The Looking Glass Wars. Currently on book #2 Seeing Redd

6. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: Don’t laugh but I loved Little Women. The family dynamic in that book really touched me – how they all bonded together in spite of an absent father. Maybe because it was just me and my brother growing up and we were not close.

7. Favorite & least favorite book genres? Fantasy and historical fiction. Not huge on vampire/werewolf books but if they’re done well I don’t mind.

8. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? Anne of Green Gables probably one of my faves. That and The Help. Least favorite – any of the HP books.

9. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? Nope. The content has to be compelling for me to take it home. I usually read the first chapter in the store and decide then.

10. Where do you usually buy your books? B & N

11. Do you go to the library? Rarely. If I like a book I’d rather own it.

12. How many books do you own? More than I can count.

13. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? Not even sure where I’d begin. Maybe a shopping guide? lol

 Ayako 

Book Prop: GLITTERATI by Katy Coppola– People Will Read Again

Beachy Babes

Beachy Babes

It’s so wonderful to have friends who are willing to do blog pics with you. 🙂 Thanks to the sexy ladies Kaiden & Bianka for posing with me and Kaiden for taking the pic! Mwahs to you both! I had actually planned for this to be my pic for BTB post #4 but decided on something else. At least I got a great pic out of it! 🙂

 Ayako

On Bianka
Hair: ::EXILE:: by Kavar Cleanslate – Rivers Run – Wedge
Skin: [HUSH] by Hush Darkrose Quinn – Aqua
Eyeshadow: MONS makeups by Ekilem Melodie – Eyeshadow – Foggy – Grey
Bikini: >>>moloko<<< by Cinemanic Voom
  Cruz Bikini – Kiss – Pink

On Ayako
Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks – Teddy w/ roots – Copper
Skin: PXL by Hart Larsson – Sophia – Sunkissed
Bathing Suit: ALEIDA by Aleida Rhodes  Trine Swimsuit – Africa
Shoes: Pixel Mode by Tya Fallingbridge – Fae Wedges A – Khaki

On Kaiden
Hair: Wasabi Pills by MissAllSunday Lemon – Bambi – Black Coffee
Skin: Glam Affair by aida Ewing Roza – Jamacia
Tattoos: Para Designs by Paranormal Putzo – Desire – Black
Bikini Top: *BOOM* by Aranel Ah – Ellio Bikini – Violet
Bikini Bottom: *BOOM* by Aranel Ah – Ellio Bikini – Violet – Chevron
Feet: SLink by Siddean Munroe – Jolie prim barefeet

Pose: GLITTERATI  by Katey Coppola
Location:
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crossing%20Currents/128/128/2

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

Back to Black

Back to Black

Back to Black 2

When inspiration fails, I return to my fail-safe, the ever versatile black dress (or gown in this case). Elegance the easy way.

❤ Ayako

Hair: LeLutka by Thora Charron– Magdalen – Strawberry Shortcake
Skin: Glam Affair by aida Ewing 
– Laurel 04 (currently at C88)
Jewelry: Kunglers by Avagardner Kungler – Velouria set
Dress: AZUL by Maimi Jewell
– Michela – Onyx 
Shoes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle
 – Shanti – Black
Poses: Glitterati by Katey Coppola

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