Wednesday, June 30, 2010


OMG! DarkerSide has just sent out a new group giftbag--a stunning masked skin and a shape to go with it! I'm using only the skin here, and I absolutely lurrve it! The pale skin tone is in stark contrast with the mask and the blood-red lips, and together they exude an aura of mystery...(um...actually the mask also comes in handy on bad eye make-up days especially when the lashes just won't sit right! hee..)

Gown: Fantasy (accessories, gloves and glitter included) from ElaCor
Hair: Sasha from DrLife

Gown: Agnes Summer Gown from Meghindo's--group gift
Jewellery: Aztec Dream set from Jewelry by Zuri
Hair: Cutesie from GuRLyWood--free
Shoes: Parisiennes Sandals from NCparis

Skin in all pics: Masked from DarkerSide--group gift

Dreaming of the Show: Nurse from Romeo and Juliet

My idea of the Nurse in her youth

My darling devotees,

So this is a special request from my little sis, the best little sis EVER! She sent me such an encouraging letter the other day telling me how proud she was of me and I just want to say I love and I'm really proud of you too sister!

Ever since she suggested doing Nurse in Romeo and Juliet I've been trying to figure out what would be the best representation of her character, should I have the chance of running a Romeo and Juliet production . This post like all other dreaming of the show post will be done in the process of costume designer. To find out more about costume design and dreaming of the show posts you can click here.

Nurse from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Time period and place I would set it in:
21st Century America

Plot Summary:
I don't know if there is anyone who isn't familiar with the plot of Romeo and Juliet but it can be found here. Just to refresh your memory, it is a play about two teenagers who fall in love and who come from opposing families in a long standing feud. They have to meet in secret and after they get married in secret, it is hard for them to stay together because of the feud and because of Juliet's father's insistence on her marriage to Paris ( the suitor her father favors). In order to stay with Romeo, she and Friar Lawrence come up with a plan of escape. They decide Juliet should drink a potion to put her in such a deep sleep that she appears to be dead, and after her family has placed her in a tomb the Friar and Romeo would rescue her so that she and Romeo could run away to Mantua. Unfortunately, Romeo never gets the message of the plan. Instead thinking that Juliet is dead, he kills himself at her tomb (as well as Paris whom he finds there). Juliet wakes and finding Romeo dead, she kisses him one last time to retrieve some of the poison that killed him and when that doesn't kill her she stabs herself with his dagger. After seeing what became of their children, the two families reconcile.

Character summary: I imagine the nurse as having a character similar to that of the cool aunt who encourages you and who believes in love, free will and flower power.In the beginning she is Juliet's confidante, who takes care of her and worries about her, but is also someone Juliet feels she can trust with the knowledge of her secret relationship and who believes she must follow her heart. She is the one who tells Romeo Juliet's name, and even helps them to meet by getting a rope ladder for her. However, as time goes on she seems to become more hesitant to help them and finally tells Juliet it would be best if she just married Paris and acted like Romeo was dead( I imagine at this point in my production she would tell Juliet to just 'go with the flow'). At this point Juliet stops speaking to her because of her 'disloyalty', . Despite her change of heart I still believe she deeply cares about and loves Juliet and wants nothing but the best for her.

Keywords to describe her: flower child (70s youth), grown up hippie, cool, generally laid back, caring, peace, love and happiness, loves Juliet, responsible, up to date with current trends, young at heart, slightly annoying and embarrassing at times.

Key Elements to The Nurse's Style:
long maxi skirts
free flowing floral print tops in bright colors
big flower hairbands and curly untame hair
tie-dye shirts on days off,
minimal fringe on bags and shoes
beaded leather headbands
tan leather jackets
vests paired with billowy shirts (blousons)
flared trousers
Delicate gold peace sign earrings and flower necklaces.
Make-up: pretty light. even distribution of foundation, light grey eyeshadow with brown eyeliner and pale pink lips. The goal is to appear youthful, with a minimalist approach towards makeup. Brightly coloured nail (maybe sky blue).

The Nurse to me:

In case you were wondering the pictures are of Jennifer Ferrin and Drew Barrymore.

Photos from: We Heart it and Google images. I claim no rights over them.

Love you all and Stay inspired,

P.S. So let me know what you think. Have you read Romeo and Juliet? What did you think of it? I personally didn't consider it one of Shakespeare's best but it was beautifully written. How would you portray the Nurse if you had the chance to run a Romeo and Juliet show? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Picklefish Fun!

While exploring new sims the other day, I came across Picklefish--an amazing place with lush green meadows, rolling hillocks, beautiful blooms in radiant colours, cute farm animals and interesting things to keep me busy for hours!

A Rembrandt in the making...hee...

Outfit: Lusty Pearl Purple and Tattoo from LilMs Creations
Hair: Pretty Girl from LollipopZ--MM gift
Bracelets: from Ibizarre--free
Shoes: Jezebel Spring Daisy from Clocktower Designs--June Bug hunt gift
Artist Beret, Paintbrush, Color Palette from Picklefish--free

One of my favourite activities--roasting marshmallows..yumm!

Outfit: Smooth Blue from KDee's Designs
Hair: Pretty Girl from LollipopZ--MM gift
Shoes: Jezebel Spring Daisy from Clocktower Designs--June Bug hunt gift
Accessories: Leather Braid n Beaded Choker and Bracelet from Hudson Clothing--*SS* Hunt gift
Marshmallow On Stick from Picklefish--free

This is going to mess up my dress...arrghhh!

Dress: Illusions from Flavor!--free
Hair: Gothic Romance from LollipopZ--MM gift
Shoes: Ultimate Samara Pumps from Baby Monkey--profile pick gift

Yikes! There's even a detention class (see inset)! Sure brings back memories! *shiver*

One last look at the beautiful sim...

Dress: Summer Freebie from B! Fashion
Hair: Messy Updo from LollipopZ
Shoes: Ultimate Ophelia from Baby Monkey--MM gift
Bag: Vanity Bag from Izumiya--free

Location: Picklefish

Gallant Giveaway to celebrate my first blogiversary!!!!

Dearest Devotees,

*rises and adjusts the speaker stands awkwardly*

Warning: LOADS of gushy appreciation ahead :)

This time a year ago was the first time I began this amazing journey that I'm on and along the way I have met so many lovely, talented, intelligent and all-round beautiful people. This experience would not have been the same without any of you. Sometimes people ask me how I do all the things I do and what keeps me motivated and my answer is and will always be that there is intense desire I have to connect with people that share my dreams, aspirations, values and interests. I love sharing everything of myself with these people, to help them in whatever way I can but I also really love the response that I get from you, my lovely devotees and supporters. Good relationships are never one-sided and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know some of you through the comments you leave and through other social media, including your blogs. You are my biggest source of inspiration and without you all I can't imagine I would be the same person I am today. You make me believe that I can achieve all my dreams and in the one year since I started blogging I have come so far from the person with all the amazing ideas and none of the wherewithal to complete them. Now when I say I want to do something I go for it. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't but at least I know in the end that I've tried.

I guess all I'm really trying to say is Thank you all for everything. I love blogging, the blogosphere and my devotees :)

To celebrate, I've decided to host a giveaway partially in conjunction with CSN stores. The first prize is for devotees only because it is straight from me to thank you guys for supporting me :) It is a surprise gift that I will hunt for in the upcoming week. The second prize is open to everyone and is $40 gift card to be used on anything you want on CSN stores site, which is this huge online retail site with everything from decor pieces for your personal space to trunks to potential inspiration boards. I currently have my eyes on their wooden bulletin boards. To enter all you need is to leave a comment below. If you are a devotee and want to enter for the first prize just let me know in the comments below.

Entries will be taken from now until the 6th of July after which I will randomly select the two winners.

Love you all and Stay inspired,

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's My Day!

Today I went to Poised because I wanted to buy a nice dress with the group gift card that I received, but I ended up with something even better and free too! It was the Midsummer Night's Dream Hunt and I happened to walk right past the hunt box! Wow, Somebody up there loves me! hee... Then I hopped over to the Dominion Fashion District to pick up this cool pair of boots for only 25L! At the same time, Burroughs sent out a notecard about a free necklace, so I popped by there too, and got a gift from the lucky chair as well! It sure is my day today! *grin* And this cute short hair from [kik] is one of their new releases which I had been eyeing, so I bought it to complete the look...

Dress: Midsummer Night's Dream hunt gift (also includes a long skirt not worn here) from Poised
Boots: Stars Suede Boots (with texture hud) from EvA Footwear--25L
Jewellery: Starlight Necklace (free), Shanti Bracelets (lucky chair gift) and Uhura Earrings (free) all from Burroughs (all with texture hud)
Hair: Monica (includes headband with colour hud) from [kik]

Addicted to Paris Metro!

If there is one brand I blog a lot about, it has got to be Paris Metro! I just lurrve the designs, the colours, the soft breezy feel and the way the gowns drape around short, I think I'm addicted! *hee*

Oasis Gown

Night Air Gown

Southhampton-Formal Gown and Cocktail Dress

Elemental Onyx Long Gown and Cocktail Dress

All gowns from Paris Metro

Thank you Rose, you rrrooock!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Paris Metro:Art Gallery!

One of my favourite stores, Paris Metro, is celebrating art with these three gorgeous gowns named after three very talented artists, and you can get them free for a limited time, after which they will be sold at the regular prices and half the proceeds will go to these artists in a show of support for them!

JP.Hamelin Gown

Kyrss Holmer Gown

A.Tamatzui Gown

All gowns from Paris Metro:Art Gallery