Thursday, February 5, 2015


Glowing Gardens

I love mysteries, but I get frustrated quickly - it's a problem.

In this case, I ended up in Hestium, a gorgeous little pocket full of well-decorated, adorable houses. There are hints to a greater mystery, and I wandered around a while poking at various corners and peering at various books, clicking everything I could find. One place is marked off limits - I avoided everything I couldn't walk to, and one walled garden; no idea which was the off limits place. I wasn't able to find any secrets, but I did enjoy snapping some shots and encourage you to check out this lovely little corner of the grid.

Unsure - Offended or Affronted?

It's my hair that took me to FaMESHed - a lovely side style from Wasabi Pills with coils of hair over one shoulder, and delicate strands curling down elsewhere. I love how she has begin to use full mesh pieces for the wisps of hair, minimizing the alpha on larger pieces; not only does it minimize alpha occlusion errors, but also it leads to lovely effects like along the edge of the right side of my face, where strands of hair cling and fall in a most natural manner. I paired it with a jewelry set from Cae, bought at the same event, a wonderful necklace and earring set with dangling beads whose color can be changed. The HUD also includes three different areas where the metal can be tinted differently, and options for a short versus long necklace style.

It makes it such fun to pair with outfits, either in matching - or in this case contrasting - colors. The usual contrast for red is green, but when you have a slightly duller pink edging toward a warm orange - like in this dress from Coquet - teal actually works better to play off the color and make both more intense. I fell in love with this dress when I saw it's unusual, contrasting back and the most adorable bow in the world - one which called for a different wing than my usual. I ended up settling on Sway's chibi angel wings, one of the gifts during advent that I cached away for a brighter day. They're a very simple style form someone more known for her furniture than her wings, but the subtle layers and transparency is really fantastic, and I was able to tuck it right under the Coquet bow so that they looked apiece. The final touch were these shoes from Ricielli in a lovely bronze which contrasted beautifully with my gold Sway wings and re-appeared serendipitously in my nails, a hold-over from Fallen Gods' latest skin. I adore how intricate they are, boot in style but with large whorls which echo the whorls of my Cae jewelry. Combining contrasting colors with repeating shapes makes for a balance outfit that seems simple even while being very complicated.

Edge of Forever

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Tiffany (FaMESHed)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Mouth: TBA
Wings: Sway's, Golden Wings
Jewelry: Cae, Mezzaluna (FaMESHed)
Hands and Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands and Feet
Nails: Fallen Gods, Mrs. K
Outfit: Coquet, Nevaeh
Shoes: Ricielli, Elba Ankle Boots

Pose: Grafica

Location: Hestium
Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY An Inconvenient Truth (modified)
Water Settings: Pond

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping


  1. Hello Deoridhe ..... thank you for visiting Hestium, and for your kind words about it.

    You probably would never find the 'off limits' place - its very small and not accessible by foot. But apart from that tiny area the entire plot is open to visitors, including the walled garden. That is now gone, and replaced by new things to see and explore.

    I do hope you come visit us again sometime, you are always more than welcome.
    And the secrets? ...........still there :)

    1. Thank you so much for more information! I was so worried about treading where I shouldn't, but now I feel quite reassured. Believe I'll be back soon; it's a lovely area.