Serena's Style

Just a virtual girl in a virtual world. Fashion, home decor, and more.


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Small Creatures

Small Creatures

My RL daughter has been pestering me for months now to make a child avie. I finally gave in, and… here she is. May I introduce you to Serena’s little sister, Siobahn Snowfield. I tried to make her look like a kid, and not like a short adult. Hopefully I succeeded. My RL daughter seems to think so. 🙂

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Siobahn is wearing…

Skin: Izzie’s Little Maci Porcelain
Body: CuteBytes ToddleedDoo Mesh Body
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift)
Hair: Tram C409
Outfit: {Lil Big Me} Pink Cardigan Combo (Lazy Sunday)
Pose by .Click. Poses & Props

Serena is wearing…

Skin: Belleza Emily Makeup 9 (The Arcade)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Sky
Hair: Exile Dancing on My Own (The Arcade)
Necklace: +Half-Deer+ Stag Key Necklace
Outfit: Senzafine Sohma (Lazy Sunday)
Boots: Slink Sigourney Boots
Hands: Slink
Pose: Celestics Autumn Falls (10L)

The Scene…

{vespertine} Chanson Dautomne Skyloft (store closed for renovation)
{vespertine} Vintage Postbox
+Half-Deer+ Stag Key Wall Hanging
Trompe Loeil Countryside Outdoor Wall Lamp Iron
Intrigue Co. Industrial Doorbell Compact
Sway’s Door Mat hi & bye (The Arcade)
Apple Fall Cottage Chair Bleached (Home & Garden Expo)
Sari-Sari Bird Feeder Sunflower Seeds
Grizzly Creek Eurasian Tree Sparrow (free)
Grizzly Creek Cutthroat Finch (free)


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A Colorful Challenge

Colors

I’ve had a fairly rotten week so far in RL, and it’s pretty hard to keep my eyes open tonight. Before I crash, though, I will say that several of these items are from the current round of The Challenge. This month’s theme is “colorful,” and I’ve really enjoyed working with such fun, bright colors. I love this comfy Boomerang chair by Sway’s; the pillows are color-change, and lots of sits/animations are included. The suitcase planter from Shutter Field comes in 5 suitcase colors, and your choice of dark or light dirt (I’m showing light here). Oh, and the car in the driveway is a riot. I drove it around my skybox for a while to entertain my daughter. It’s free, so give it a whirl! 🙂

Scarlet Creative Wish You Were Here Prefab

Shutter Field Planter with Pansies Orange

Shutter Field Suitcase Planter Yellow (The Challenge)

d-lab Chickens

{what next} Summer Lanterns

Sway’s [Boomerang] Chair Sydney (The Challenge)

floorplan Book (1L)

Dutchie Coffee Mug Stand (0L/free gift)

*~*HopScotch*~* Walk on Flowers Flip Flops

Avalon Design Automobile (0L/free)

Sway’s [Shells] Wind Chimes – colorful

HPMD Old Post mailbox (group gift)

Trees by Studio Skye

Flowers by [Organica]

Colors

The chairs and ashtray in this dining set by =Mirage= have 9 different colors included, and the ashtray can be smoky or not smoky. The clock by PRIME comes in 4 different colors, and it keeps RL time so you can keep an eye on how much time you spend in-world, if you need to. There are 3 different versions of this Expressive rug by [ht:home] (another version is in the next photo). The box of mint cookies are part a huge set of kitchen items by Shabby Tabby, some of which are also in the next photo.

PRIME StyleWise No. 5 Clock Teal (The Challenge)

PILOT Window Shade Fun Pack 1

=Mirage= Retro Dining Table, Chairs, & Ashtray

Alouette Potted Daisies

[ht:home] Expressive Rug Boom!

Flowey Aunt Ruth Presents: Low LI Cooking (The Arcade)

Shabby Tabby Mint Chocolate Macarons (The Challenge)

Colors

This Mine Chair by [ht:home] includes 18 colors and 4 texture areas. I chose purple because, well, I like purple. The cat pillow is a group gift from even.flow for giving them 100 Facebook likes. I should point out that even.flow is currently having a 50% off sale in-store until September 23rd. The candles and plants are part of the Shabby Tabby kitchen set mentioned earlier. Ok… off to slumberland now! -.-

The Loft Neon Sign Flamingo (Collabor88)

Shabby Tabby Colorful Candles (The Challenge)

{what next} Maison Drapes

Hideki Robot Lamp

{what next} Rohan Pallet Shelf

Shabby Tabby Colorful Cactus (The Challenge)

[ht:home] Expressive Rug Pow! (The Challenge)

[ht:home] Mine Chair (The Challenge)

even.flow Catfeis Cushion (group gift)

Shabby Tabby Colorful Twigs (The Challenge)

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Desert Rose America 02

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Posy (New!)

Earrings/Bracelet – Maxi Gossamer Neon ChuChu (Collabor88)

Hands, Feet, & Eyelids by Slink

Shirt – Fashionably Dead Loose Halter Shirt Floral White (Collabor88)

Pants – Fashionably Dead Leather Ankle Pants Blue (Collabor88)

Pose by the chair


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Home and Garden Expo 2014: Random Snapshots of Stuff I Like

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I spent the better part of yesterday checking out the Home and Garden Expo… 9 sims full of homes, decor, and landscaping! 😀 It was a lot of fun seeing the fabulous items being offered by some of the best H&G designers in SL. I first popped in at one of my faves, Studio Skye (sim 4), and had a difficult time making myself leave. Wait until you see the winter display… gorgeous! Since I wasn’t dressed for winter weather, I mostly hung out here in autumn, in this comfy outfit by Coquet (available at the current round of FaMESHed).

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I know I’ll be heading back to pick up this cute, little guy from By Dorian (sim 4). I love that it’s a trailer… see the wheels? There’s even a hitch on the back side, presuming you have a SL vehicle big enough to tow it. Perfect for those SL campers-on-the-go who don’t like to rough-it too much. 😉

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

Who needs to be a petite when you can be dwarfed by these giant container gardens from Heart Garden Centre (sim 2)? They are seriously enormous… I believe they are called, “forest in a pot,” or something like that.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

Sim P has several classrooms, theaters, and other areas where classes will be taught during the Expo. There’s even a bookstore (by Black Tulip) where you can buy a class in a box (be sure to pick up the freebie)! If you’re interested in learning about building, scripting, terraforming, and a host of other SL things, be sure to visit the official blog for more information about upcoming classes and programs.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I don’t actually know who this belongs to. It was located between two exhibits… I just thought it was pretty.

Images from Home and Garden Expo 2014

I love these adorable Park Slope Townhouses by Thistle Homes (sim 1)!

Images From Home and Garden Expo 2014

After a long, busy day, I stopped in at this beautiful cafe by Apple Fall (sim 3). I dropped quite a few Lindens while I was there, and I don’t mean on pastries.

The Home and Garden Expo opens TODAY, September 16th, and runs through September 28th. You won’t want to miss it! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 05

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Posy (New!)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Sweater – Coquet September Sweater Rose (featured @ FaMESHed)

Pants – Coquet Cropped Leggings Vintage Floral (featured @ FaMESHed)

Shoes – Ingenue Akeley Sandals Cognac (past FLF, but still on sale!)

Pose by Label Motion

Location – Home and Garden Expo 2014


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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

I’ve been feeling a bit blue today, on this, the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 in the U.S. While I didn’t personally lose anyone on that date, collectively, our country lost over 3,000 innocent souls. Added to that was the fact that I had lost my mother about a month beforehand, so I was already pretty raw emotionally by the time of the 9-11 tragedy (two very different events lumped together in one big, ugly pile of grief). So every year on this date, the memories come flooding back to me, no matter how hard I try to avoid them. Needing some quiet time before heading off to work this morning, I grabbed my Yorkie Fiona, and we dropped into one of my favorite sims, Small Town Green. It was the perfect place for gathering thoughts and drying tears.

Moving on… a couple of notes about what I’m wearing. First, this gorgeous suit is by PurpleMoon Creations, and can be found at the Rock Your Rack event until September 15. 50% of the purchase price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. My shoes, necklaces, earrings, and pose are all on sale at The Dressing Room Fusion for one more day. I have to point out that these shoes are materials-enabled, and are truly spectacular with advanced lighting turned on. They come in 5 colors for 1 price. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa 09

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift/free to join)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – Exile Locomotion (featured @ Collabor88)

Necklaces – [ glow ] studio Celebrity Necklace Ring & Square (40L each @ TDRF)

Earrings – [MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (70L @ TDRF)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Suit – PurpleMoon Creations Adele Suit in Black (featured @ Rock Your Rack)

Shoes – Ricielli Amora Sandals (60L @ TDRF)

Bag – Duh! Big Satchel Black (20L)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier

Pose – Label Motion Carola (50L pose pack @ TDRF)

Location – Small Town Green


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Ever After

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What I miss about childhood is the absolute belief that I will one day marry a prince, become a princess, and live happily ever after. Sadly, real life and old age have proven that theory to be a bust, but at least I can still play dress up and pretend in SL. This gorgeous dress is from Bite&Claw, and if you hurry, you can pick it up on sale for only 30L! My pretty updo is a free gift from LaNoir Soleil at Hair Fair 2014… again, hurry because today is the last day. Oh, and another last minute event you can catch is Lazy Sunday, where you can pick up the sweet Paper Butterflies lamp from Plethora.

Also “fit for a princess” is this vanity table by [CIRCA] – complete with lots of accessories and animations! – available at the current round of, er… Fit For a Princess. Several colors from which to choose! While you’re there, you can also pick up the crown and necklace I’m wearing, and play the [freebird] gacha for a sparkly, royal manicure.

Have a “happily ever after” week!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa NEW!

Eyes – [Buzzeri] Crystal Eyes Angel (Kustom9)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 38 Classy

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Ears – MANDALA Fantasy Elf Ears

Hair – LaNoir Soleil Ally (free gift @ Hair Fair 2014)

Crown –  ::: Krystal ::: Sylvia Mini Crown (Fit For a Princess)

Necklace – ::: Krystal ::: Key to My Heart Platinum (Fit For a Princess)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Manicure – [ freebird ] Royal Princess Nail Silver Sparkles (Fit For a Princess)

Dress – ::Bite&Claw:: Adrienne Gown Royal (30L Saturday)

Shoes – Slink Glitter Peeptoes White

Pose – {Imeka} Luna (Kustom9)

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The Scene…

Dressing Table & Accessories – [CIRCA] “Ever After” Vanity Set (Fit For a Princess)

Doll (on table) – RandomEncouragement Princess April Collectible (Fit For a Princess)

Hanging Slip – Lark Crawford Wall Hook & Slip

Lamp – Plethora Paper Butterflies Light (Lazy Sunday)

Magazines – End of Daze EoD Magazine

Dog – Alchemy Doge French Bulldog Spot

Plushie – [MotiAme] Unhappy Plushie (Dreamer’s Factory)

Curtain – Scarlet Creative The Arcade Love Curtain Pane

Rug – {what next} Bloom Rug

Roses – Dysfunctional Design Rosebush Potted

Build – L2 Studio Padre Island House


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Island Invasion

Invasion! (blogging soon)

Serena has been busy with RL travel and business, so Duncan and I thought we’d come over and check on the house for her. When we arrived, we were shocked to find the beach had been invaded… by hedgehogs! I have no idea how they got on the island, but they’ve sure made themselves at home.

A few notes about what I’m wearing: my shorts and towel are a recent subscriber gift from FATEwear. There is also a maple leaf version in the box for you Canadians. My hair is the newest group gift from Uw.st. If blue is more your style, you can pick up a a blue version at the current round of Creation.jp, which ends on July 15 (join the free group first). My skin is Davos by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which you can pick up on sale at Bro Couture. Slink appliers are included in the box.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Davos (450L @ Bro Couture)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes Midnight Glacier (group gift / free to join)

Hair – Uw.st 2014 June Group Gift Larry (group gift / free to join)

Shorts & Towel – FATEwear Gibs America (subscriber gift / 0L)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands & Feet by Slink

Pose by Exposeur

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The Scene…

Hedgehogs –!Ohmai Summer Hedgehog Buddies (150L @ Summerfest ’14)

Sign – .floorplan. Bloomers Sign (50L @ Summerfest ’14)

Seagull – e-brink Design Products and Builds

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane

Grasses by KIDD Creation

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


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Until We Meet Again…

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My pretty, green dress is the latest subscriber gift from DaneMarkZ. I really like the texture and the summery “feel” to it. And this gorgeous ponytail hair is the latest group gift from LeLutka. You get a huge fatpack of colors, so you’re sure to find one you like!

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This creamy skin is Glam Affair’s Livy in the Arctic 05 flavor. You can try your luck to win her for 100L at The Arcade Gacha. My pretty jewelry is a group gift from Baby Monkey, and includes the earrings, necklace, and ring, as well as a HUD with 9 different textures. The applier for my nails is a subscriber gift from {Wicked} Peach, and it includes 6 textures for fingers and toes.

Wicked Peach Advert Wicked Gift

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N-Core Design recently put out these gorgeous shoes as a group gift. The heel is texture-change, and of course, you can change your pedicure. N-Core shoes come with their own feet, but the skin matching system is pretty awesome. I had no trouble at all matching to my pale Glam Affair skin, although I did have to play with the sizing a teensy bit. The water fountain in the background is a group gift from [we’re CLOSED], and my cute Frenchie pup can be found in a gacha at The Chapter Four.

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A few decor items of note… the burger and lemonade meal is a group gift from ISPACHI. You must join the Love to Decorate group to get it (sign is next to the gift). The table, chair, and wall art are a group gift from *ionic*. Both groups are free to join, and there are other gifts for you to snap up while you are in the stores. The Fairy Terrarium and the box with the clipboard, magnifying glass, etc., are also from the Ohmai fairy gacha at The Arcade. The pretty pink rose bush behind the chair is by StoraxTree for The Pier Market. And the payphone on the wall is from the .floorplan. gacha at Kustom9.

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Another view here. Both the record player and the vintage camera are from The Arcade.

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Livy Arctic 05 (100L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – LeLutka Lumen (group gift / free to join)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – {Wicked} Peach Wicked Gift (0L / new subscriber gift)

Dress – DaneMarkZ June Maxidress Lime (0L / subscriber gift)

Jewelry – Baby Monkey Tensa (group gift / 250L to join)

Shoes – N-Core Design Ibiza Summer Edition (group gift / 50L to join)

Camera & Pose – {what next}

Shoe pose – K&S Advertise Shoe Poses (49L on the Marketplace)

Close-up pose by Izzie’s

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The Scene…

Build – Scarlet Creative Art Cabin

Fairies – Ohmai Gerbera Fairy Companion, Tulip Fairy Terrarium & Container (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Seated Critters – *ionic* Te leo un cuentito (100L per play gacha)

Pansies – Alouette Hanging Pansies, Single Pansy Planter, Pansy Fence Planter

Dog – Alchemy Doge French Bulldog Spot (100L @ The Chapter Four)

Table, Chair, & Wall Art – *ionic* Everything In Its Right Place (group gift / free to join)

Desk, Stool, & Papers – *ionic* Intento Inflexible (100L per play gacha)

Hanging Lights – *ionic* Luces (curtain) (100L per play gacha)

Food & Drink – ISPACHI Burger Meal (Love to Decorate group gift / free to join)

Fountain – [we’re CLOSED] Water Tap (group gift / free to join)

Phone – .floorplan. Payphone Mint (75L gacha @ Kustom9)

Plant – StoraxTree Vintage Plant Stand Rose Bush Pink (55L @ The Pier Market)

Rug – {what next} Charlotte Rug

Lamp – LISP Bazaar Sofia Chandelier without flames

Old Camera – Apple Fall Vintage France Camera w/Tripod (75L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Record Player – {vespertine} Summer Road Trip Record Player Sky (50L @ The Arcade Gacha)

Trees by Studio Skye


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Duh! It’s Alice!

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Happy Saturday! Spring has finally sprung (thank goodness!), and I’m enjoying a beautiful day in the garden in this sweet Alice dress and leggings, the April group gift from FA Creations. I think Thumper behind me approves. 😉 I’ve added these cute, straw flats, a brand-new release from Duh! The shoes come in a version for Slink flat feet, as well as a version for regular feet, so no feet have to go without looking so pretty. You also get a HUD with 11 different spring colors… all for only 25L. Oh, and if you’d like to try before you buy, head over to Duh! and grab the free pair in beige in the subscribo. Duh! subscribers should already have received them, but if not, check the history for a redelivery.

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My pretty key necklace is the latest group gift from ::Fabuleux::. If you look real closely, you’ll see the tiny dollar sign. Cute! This gorgeous skin is Nomi, the latest release from Izzie’s. I have worn lots of Izzie’s skins in the past, but the one is by far my favorite; the luscious lips and the eyebrows are really well done. Lots of make-ups included, and Izzie always does a great job on the freckles that we gingers love so much! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Izzie’s Nomi Pale (new release)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – TRUTH HAIR Tyr

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Dress & Leggings – FA Creations Alice (group gift / free to join)

Necklace – ::Fabuleux:: Key Necklace (group gift / free to join)

Shoes – ::Duh!:: Straw Flower Slippers (25L)

Poses by Imeka

Location – Izzie’s Mainstore


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I’m Blossom-ing

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Happy Sunday, Fabulouses! I’ve been dying to see some spring, so I decided to show you this gorgeous Blossom gown and headpiece, which are the March group gift from Finesmith Jewelry. 🙂 And just as I was finishing up these photos, I got a note that the April group gift is out at Finesmith, so be sure to pick that one up too, while you’re there! My pose is from the March gift pack at Diesel Works Animations. Be sure to grab yours before the gift is gone!

Blogging soon!

This pretty Mimi skin by Belleza is still available at The Arcade Gacha Event. I have added a glossy lipstick by Lumae, which you can find in a free pack of 6 colors at The Skin Fair. Last day for both events is TODAY, so hurry over! BTW, I am smiling ever-so-slightly for the FabFree Photo Challenge #7: Show Us Your Smile. Sadly, I’m a day late for the challenge, but hey, better late than never, right? 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – -Belleza- Mimi Makeup 3 Rare (100L gacha @ The Arcade)

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Ice

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 19-Diva

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Lips – Lumae Fun Lippy Pack (0L / free gift at The Skin Fair)

Hair – LeLutka Pocahontas

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress & Headpiece – Finesmith Jewelry Blossom Blue (group gift / 300L to join)

Pose #1 – Diesel Works March 2014 gift (0L / free gift)

Pose #2 by Izzie’s

Location – *alirium*


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I <3 NY, and I Got Milk!

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Oh my goodness, how is it Friday already?! It seems like this week has just flown by… probably because I’ve been stuck at home with a sick kid… but enough about that! This cute outfit, which includes leggings, sweater, and boots, is the generous Womenstuff Hunt gift from Hawker’s House. The Womenstuff Hunt runs until March 31, and there are some truly fabulous gifts available from 200 amazing designers, all for only 1L each. Some designers are even offering exclusive items which you will only be able to find during the hunt. Trust me, this is one hunt you DO NOT want to miss! 🙂

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This cute updo is a group gift from *Milk* Hair. The group is free to join, and let me just say this: FAT PACK. That’s right, the gift comes in just about every color imaginable! So run… ok, tp… to Milk as fast as you can before you miss this fantastic gift! My fun ring and earrings are Marketplace gifts from .Olive. There is also a bracelet, but I figured it would just hide under my sleeve, so I’m not wearing it (but I did pick it up!). Called Maybe They’re Real, I can’t tell if they look like rocks or some type of reptile skin, but they’re cute – and unusual! – just the same. They also come in a dark gray color with red stones.

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Need nails? I thought these appliers from .::Ceiling::. were fun, and they’re only 1L on the Marketplace! Appliers for your toesies are also included. 😀

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My skin is the lovely Fleur, an new release from Bite & Claw for The Skin Fair. She will be released in the usual B&C 5 tones, but I’m only showing a preview of tones 2 (light) and 4 (dark). I’m typically a fair-skinned girl, but I have to say that tone 4 is really nicely done. There are several make-ups and the usually appliers available for this skin. FWIW, The Skin Fair opened today (March 14), and I’ve been trying to get in all day today with no success. It runs until March 30, so hopefully there will be plenty of time for us all to pay a visit!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Bite & Claw Fleur (featured @ The Skin Fair)

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Teeth – [PXL] Open Mouth Pro

Hair – *Milk* Hair Oh Cecilia (group gift / free to join)

Earrings – .Olive. Maybe They’re Real Earrings (free gift / 0L)

Ring – .Olive. Maybe They’re Real Ring (free gift / 0L)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Manicure – .::Ceiling::. Checkered Nails (1L)

Complete Outfit – Hawker’s House I<3 NY (Womenstuff Hunt Gift / 1L)

Poses by Kirin, Glitterati Poses, and Izzie’s

Location – The Trace