I’m In Love With Being Queen

I'm In Love With Being Queen

 

Just a quickie post today. I’ve been feeling rather blah in RL so I decided dressing up and making my avi all fabulous would be a good mood lifter and it certianly helped. I love the jewel neckline on this drss and the pop of color it is! Btw, Orchid is Pantone’s color of 2014 so I’ll be looking for and blogging a lot of orchid things this year.

As a side note – sorry for the plain set-up – still trying to work on my photo taking skills and making photo sets/setting up rooms. I’m a horrible SL intereior decorator lol.

 Ayako 

Hair: Exile by Kavar Cleanslate – Shine – Havana (Currently at The Arcade)
Skin: Glam Affair by aida Ewing  – Laurel 04 – America
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia – Sunrise eyes – Aspen
Lashes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle – Mesh Lashes (group gift)
Hands: SLink by Siddean Munroe – Av Enhance – Formal
Crown: Alienbear’s Designs – KrisCar Queen Crown – Gold/White
Dress: Valentina E. by Valentina Evangelista – Jewel Cocktail Dress – Orchid
Shoes: Gos by Gospel Voom – Paris Peeptoe – Nude Patent
Throne: Project Puppet by Bren Dovgal  – Throne Prop

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A Fresh RE-start

Once again I’m back…this time for real (I think) lol. While I had fully intended to be blogging regularly by mid-November last year, RL and SL stress caught up with me, so I took an unintended break from blogging and from SL. Looking back, I think I got too caught up and overwhelmed with all the events and other things I was invited to blog and didn’t know how to balance my blogging and my life. Between that and dealing with issues at my work and plain being sick, it was more than enough to drive me crazy. I am back now and making a few changes and try and simplify this a little. First off, I’m going to try and “schedule” blogging. Well, schedule probably isn’t the right word but the general idea I’m going for is that I’m making myself post at least once a week instead of doing 3 or 4 a day or even a week. Second, I’m not going to apply to any events or do a whole lot of blogger pack things right now, at least until I get my sea legs back under me, so-to-speak. Third, I’m giving Kaiden more blogging time. I want to diversify a little bit and with the way she dresses – a little bit edgier and funkier than I do – I think it’ll add some nice added interest. I love her style and I wish I had the balls to wear some of the stuff she does.

Enough rambling though and onto the clothes! Since I haven’t logged in pretty much since last fall, I had to catch up on all the new releases. Let’s just say I spent a pretty penny updating my wardrobe lol. (Therathe is so going to kill me when he finds out how much I spent! Eeps!) Here’s to a fresh re-start with a new hair, skin, clothes – even a tattoo! (I feel like such a wild woman!) At some point I’ll have to bust out my new feet and hands too lol.

The darling freckled skin – perfect for gingers, I might add – is currently a GG at Al Vulo! (It’s free to join if you’re not a member.) I went wild and added a tattoo from CoLLisions. I’m not normally big on tats in SL but I have a not-so-secret love for all things Asian and Oriental. Since that’s my heritage I just had to wear it.

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Btw, it’s good to be back 🙂

 Ayako 

Hair: Truth by Truth Hawkes Junia – Ginger pack
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia  – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Skin: Al Vulo! by Hlin Bluebird – Ewa – Kinder Fairy (Group Gift)
Tattoo: CoLLisions by Guenevere DeCuir  – Clarity of Mind* ( Available at Thrift Shop)
Sweater: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle – Athena Sweater – Cream
Jeans: Fri.day by Darling Monday Designer Jeans – Regular Wash
Boots: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle  – Stagioni Boots – Coal
Poses: SEmotion by Marie Sims 

*Notes review items

Summer’s End

Summer's End

My apologies for not being around the blog-o-sphere much this summer. It’s been a busy summer and go go go right from the start. Thank you Summer 2013 for being so extra fabulous in spite of the crazy rainy weather. There were lots of mini-trips to here and there. I got to enjoy time at the beach, relax with friends and family, and tons of time with my wonderful man Therathe. So here I am reflecting on another fabulous summer gone by and enjoying the beach with my bestie Kaiden. Now that summer’s over I’ll be back to blogging on a semi-regular basis. I wish you all a lovely start to your autumn season!

 Ayako

Kaiden is wearing

Hair: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle –  Sibohan – Coffee
Skin: Glam Affair by aida Ewing – Roza Basic – Jamaica
Top: *Fishy Strawberry* by Fae Eriksen – Midsummer Dream Top – Violet
Shorts: erratic by Erratic Rain  Briony Shorts – Khaki
Feet: Gos by Gospel Voom 

Ayako is wearing

Hair: Truth by Truth Hawkes Moxie w/ Roots – Auburn
Skin: PXL by Hart Larsson Kate – Sunkissed
Dress: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle Mignon Dress – Sky
Feet: SLink by Siddean Munro 

Poses: aDORKable Poses by Adorkable Peapod

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Salt%20Water/179/149/21

Blog the Beat: Don’t Stop Believin’

BtB-Dont Stop Believin

So much for getting caught up over the weekend lol. I completely forgot about Father’s Day so most of the weekend was occupied by such. I hope to get back to regular blogging soon, but for now, this challenge will suffice. Really a difficult one for me, I’m not sure why but yay for things coming together in the end.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world 
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere 
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit 
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere 

A singer in a smokey room 
A smell of wine and cheap perfume 
For a smile they can share the night 
It goes on and on and on and on 

(Chorus) 
Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard 
Their shadows searching in the night 
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion 
Hiding, somewhere in the night. 

Working hard to get my fill, 
Everybody wants a thrill 
Payin’ anything to roll the dice, 
Just one more time 
Some will win, some will lose 
Some were born to sing the blues 
Oh, the movie never ends 
It goes on and on and on and on 

(Chorus) 

Don’t stop believin’ 
Hold on to the feelin’ 
Streetlights people 

Don’t stop believin’ 
Hold on 
Streetlight people 

Don’t stop believin’ 
Hold on to the feelin’ 
Streetlights people

 Ayako

Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks Rory – Copper
Skin:  Glam Affair by aida Ewing –
Leah – Natural 02
Mascara: Spectrals by Raven Rosebud
  Crying Game Mascara
Sweatshirt: {mon tissu} by Elie Spot Slouchy Sweatshirt – Pink Ombre
Pants: fri.day by Darling Monday – Designer Jeans – Regular Wash – Skinny
Shoes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle Flip flops – Lucid
Bag: Remarkable Oblivion by Axisthorn – Motif Tote
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios by Calypso Sparrowtree  – Anywhere But Here
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SouthernTier%20New%20York/180/129/23

Blog the Beat: Poison & Wine

Poison and Wine

So I’m a tad behind on my Blog the Beat posts. I ran into some difficulty trying to figure out how to do #2. Not much to say on this except that I’m hoping to be caught up by weekend’s close. Happy Friday btw 🙂

You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don’t want me to
Oh your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
You think your dreams are the same as mine
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
I always willI wish you’d hold me when I turn my back
The less I give the more I get back
Oh your hands can heal, your hands can bruise
I don’t have a choice but I’d still choose you
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
I always will

 Ayako

Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks – Teddy w/ roots – Copper
Skin: Glam Affair by aida Ewing  – Leah – Natural 02
Eyes: IKON by Ikon Innovia  – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Jewelry: :MOOD: by Jori Walter  – Downtown Glam Ensemble
Dress: Sassy! by Ivy Burner Julia Dress – White
Shoes: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle  – Shanti – Black
Pose: Olive Juice (closed)
Phone: Embody by Radagast Lexington
Wine: Tartessos Arts by Nico Griffith

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

Shoe Fetish


Shoe Fetish
Shoe Fetish(2) I’ve said this before but I am a shoe addict. I know a lot of women in SL are, but I definitely am all about the shoe shopping. Rather ironic though that I barely ever shoe shop in RL – unless you count window shopping. Before I buy anything else in SL – clothes, hair, etc. – I stop at my favorite shoe stores and see what’s new. It’s gotten bad enough that Therathe has restricted me to a L$1750 budget for shoes. So many pretty shoes and so little money! *sniffs*

I only discovered the beauty of [Gos] sometime last year. (Late bloomer I know.) While this is only my 3rd pair I LOVE them. I wasn’t planning on blogging these but in my rounds at the Pose Fair , I found these gorgeous shoe poses from WetCat. They’re sexy and elegant and really beautiful. I only bought one pack but I may have to return for more.

♥ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH by Truth Hawks – Caprice w/ roots – Copper
Skin: TULI by Tuli Asturias – Zoe – Fair 01 – Bare
Dress: Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle – Dakota Dress – Black Brushed Chiffon
Shoes: [Gos] by Gospel Voom – Angelina Peeptoe – Silver
Poses: WetCat by wetcat Flux – Head Over Heels (available at Pose Fair)