Mirrors

Hi world, I’m back. My apologies for not being around a lot lately. I spent much of the last month sick on and off, battling what felt like every little bug and it’s mother’s brother. Not to overshare but we’ll just say the bathroom and I have become very close over the last few weeks. I’m still not 100% but at least this time it’s only a minor cold. I’ve missed out on a lot of things and if I was supposed to blog any events or particular products, my sincerest apologies to you.

Since there were a ton of meme’s and challenges that have come out recently, it’s been rather difficult for me to decide which ones I want to participate in. I found  Harlow Heslop’s Blog the Beat Challenge and it’s early on enough that I can join in without feeling the need to catch up too much. So here’s my rather quick take on Week 1:

MIrrors

Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

 Aren’t you somethin’ to admire?
Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always
Parallel on the other side

Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making
Two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Pose: Purple Poses by Audrey Guter

 Ayako

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Let’s Ride Into the Sunset Together

So we’re not on horses and this isn’t a western, but the song is perfect since it has the same general idea I’m going for. Riding off into the sunset is the Hollywood cliche for a happy ending, and it fits with this cute couples motor scooter from LostAngel. Here’s to hoping you have someone to ride into the sunset with. 🙂

Let's Ride Into the Sunset Together

Let's Ride Into the Sunset Together(2)

Let's Ride Into the Sunset Together(3)

♥ Ayako

On Ayako
Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks – Teddy w/ roots – Auburn
Skin: Belleza by Tricky Boucher – Lily V1 special edition – Pale 02
Necklace: :MOOD: by Jori Walter Pangani Necklace – Copper
Top: {Zaara} by Zaara Kohime – Ashima Blouse – Blouse
Jeans: {mon tissu} by Anouk Spot – Lou Lou Denim – Dark
Shoes: fri.day by Pavarati Monday – Basic Flats – Cream

On Therathe
Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks – Eric – Espresso
Skin: Belleza by Tricky Boucher Jacob – Sunkissed 05
Shirt: GothiCatz by Looloo Beck  Equinox shirt
Jeans: AOHARU by machang Pichot  Vintage Jeans – Dark
Shoes: House of Curios by Guu Nishi  Lowtops – Classic colors

Scooter w/ poses: LostAngel Industries by Evangeline Cortes  Scooter – Blue
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Toulouse/128/128/2

A Day in Paradise

Days like today I wish I could be whisked  away from home and off to a tropical  paradise where I can wade in the ocean and feeling the tropical breeze on my face or the squish of the sand between my toes.

A special thank you to a lovely lady on my plurk Miss Delusional G. who directed me to this beautiful sim!

❤ Aya

Hair: TRUTH – Shanna – Copper
Skin: 
:TULI: – Zoe – Fair – Bare
Tank: JANE – Keen mesh tank – Plum
Shorts: {Zaara} – Denim shorts – Indigo
Shoes: HOC – Bolts Sneakers
Pose: aDORKable Poses
Location: Crossing Currents

Manly Makeovers

Since Kaiden has been working to give her SL hubby a  makeover I figured I could help out mine and give him at least a little bit of an update. Rathe didn’t get the full on makeover but settled on new hair and new eyes for himself as well as a shape edit. He thought it would be nice for me to use for the blog so here is my (semi) made-over sweetie and his best buddy Mark with a new look.

❤ Aya

On Therathe:
Hair: TRUTH – Eric – Espresso
Skin: 
The Abyss – Scorpio – Eclipse
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Gold Flakes – Topaz
Necklace: Lapointe & Bastchild – Men’s Dog Tags – Black Iron/Black Edge Silver
Outfit: GothiCatz – Wanted
Shoes: McChucks – Urban Chrome

On Mark:
Hair: TRUTH – Mark – Cocoa
Skin: 
Belleza – Shawn – Pale
Tattoos: Leti’s Tattoo & Piercing – Eternity
Eyes: 
IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Blue
Necklace: Lapointe & Bastchild – Men’s Dog Tag – Black Iron
Tank: 
.:Hermony:. – Tank top – Plain Black
Jeans: 
GothiCatz – Dark Moon pants
Shoes: 
HOC – HoC Sneakers – Plain color

Pose: Essential Soul


It Ain’t Over Til the Fat Lady Sings!

I highly doubt the Vintage Fair will have a fat lady singing but you get my point. It’s still going! (Just in case your forgot.) I decided on one last vintage look in honor of the last week of the fair. I don’t usually consider the 80’s “vintage” but it’s included in the description so I went with it!

Honestly, I’m much more a child of the 90’s than the 80’s since I remember the 90’s better, but having older siblings I do recall bits and pieces of the 1980’s. I rocked out to a Paula Abdul tape that I “borrowed” from my sister’s collection – but only when my parents couldn’t hear me. I puff painted t-shirts until I had a closet full and begged my mom for “stir-up leggings” so I could look like the big girls.

Nostalgic for the past I picked an 80’s look that I built around this great dress from Gawk!. The tights form [Sleeping Koala], while not necessarily an 80’s specific item, fit the look with the pretty bright colors. The shoes are from House of Curios and are color change scripted. They’ve been a definite staple in my wardrobe since I can match them to so many outfits. My hair from TRUTH (LOVE!) and it makes me feel sort of retro with the headbands. I accessorized with these fun vintage record earrings from Magic Nook that I got at a past TDR. My final touch was the bright blue eye shadow from ee. and I love that it matches my tights! Now I sit and ponder what else I could possible need/want from the vintage fair on my giant lego from the Trapped in the 80’s hunt from a couple years ago. Enjoy the last few days of the fair and I really hope they do this again next year.

❤ Ayako

Hair: Truth – Neve – Carrot
Skin: 
LAQ – Maria – Peach
Eye shadow: 
ee. – Linter – Deep Sea
Earrings: [Magic Nook]
– Vintage DJ Earrings (past TDR item)
Dress:
Gawk! @ Vintage Fair – Black & White Wool Striped Dress
Tights:
[Sleeping Koala] @ Vintage Fair – Suspender Tights (straps)
Shoes: 
HOC – Bolts Sneakers
Prop: :[MudHoney]: Designs
 – Color Change Hangout Lego (past hunt gift)

Holiday Happiness

This is my 2nd Christmas time in SL and so far I’m loving all the advents.  Last year I was still too new to really understand what they were all about. I am so appreciative of all the cool gifts designers put out for us.  I have a whole section of my inventory devoted to the advent gifts.  Thank you to all you designers who work so hard to bring us fantastic fashion this holiday season! And also thank you that you’re not killing my budget =D.

Aleida has been putting out one item each day at a discounted price. They’re available in a little winter wonderland section in the store. So far this bolero jacket released on the 4th is my favorite! I am not usually a fan of fur collars RL or SL but it’s so glamorous! I paired it with the new holiday dress *G Field* sent out as a group gift. I feel like a fairy princess off to a winter ball! Now I just have to find one and drag my husband off to it with me.

❤ Ayako

HAIR: TRUTH – Francesca – Jupiter

SKIN: LAQ – Tasha [Fair] Glow

JACKET: |ALEIDA| Bolero Jacket Xmas (Dec. 4)

DRESS: *GF* 2010 Holiday Dress – Purple

SHOES: HOC Apparel – Strappy Stilettos – plain color pack

POSES: Diesel Works