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SL Destinations: New Toulouse Bayou

Bonjou! Konmen to yê? (Hello!, How are you?)

Today we bring you a bit of early 20th Century Americana.

A wee bit of Louisiana flava called New Toulouse. This region contains 2 sims, One is Urban and the other is Rural.

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The city is modeled after New Orleans, and is bustling with Voudoun shops, Jazz clubs, Processions, Art & Cuisine, just
like the real thing.
The country or Bayou is where We settled, located on the 2nd sim, and we literally haunted it for days lol.

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We really did enjoy the feel of this Swamp settlement.

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Natural beauty filled this entire sim., From the birds & fauna native to this landscape, to the reptilian mascots that
occupied the waters.

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The time period they emulate here is b’twix 1920-1925’s rural, When it was pure and simple country living.
Although Louisiana is very diverse, southern LA had 2 larger groups, Cajun & Creole.
Cajuns are French colonists who developed their own distinct lifestyle in the swamps and surrounding areas of South
Louisiana. Intermixed in these colonies were the Creole. Creole can mean anything from individuals born in New Orleans with
French and Spanish ancestry to those who descended from African/Caribbean/French/Spanish heritage.

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It was a pleasant surprise to see them keep it authentic to the way folks would’ve Built Homes & Businesses, or decorated
their yards and houses.

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We recognized African influences in the decor, no doubt brought by the freedom folks as they settled in communities.
I was tickled over The bottle tree that I have known through my own Geechi/Gullah heritage.

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This custom originated in Africa., People believed that bad spirits could be captured in a bottle.
Legend had it that empty glass bottles placed outside, but near, the home could capture roving (usually evil) spirits at
night, and the spirit would be destroyed the next day in the sunshine. One could then cork the bottles and throw them into
the river to wash away the evil spirits.

Of course as time goes on meanings fade.
Not all Folk still believe in such things but the gesture of displaying old customs reminds us of whence we came.

Alot of  decor also showed signs of Christianity or Voudoun beliefs

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This sim is very fascinating, do check out the library and other informative areas to learn more.

We wish you a great time in Bayou country,
This sim is great for RP or to relax in the pretty sights & sounds.

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Adyeu, Wa pli tar, Swinn-twa! ❤
(a Good-Bye, See you later,Take care!)

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PICS SNAPPED @ NEW TOULOUSE BAYOU
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WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: L&H Nywele Head wrap :: NIGERIA
HAIR::::::: -dDx(DISCORD)- Anansi (Raven Black)
NECKLACE::: B&B Papa Legba Necklace (Marketplace)
EARRING:::: chantkare tassel earrings (Past gift)
DRESS:::::: ~Cellar Door~ Torah Dress & Necklace (Marketplace)

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WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: RONSEM + BM Straw Hat and hair Black2
GLASSES:::: S O R G O glasses – STEAM Black GOLD
SHIRT:::::: [Deadwool] Durden shirt – (blue denim)
PANTS:::::: [Deadwool] Jeans + belt (blue)
FEET::::::: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance)

 

Hello Explorers,

Revan Here :-), Glad you can join us for another Adventure!

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The Focus today is on The Pickle Islands,… Full of Mystery and Intrigue.
Click here to start your excursion at The Grand Duchy of Picklemoon.

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There are 4 in number and named Picklesong, Picklemoon, Picklefish and Pickleflower.
These are all tied into a flowing theme of Fantasy, Nature, Horror and Fairytale.

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There are many unusual places to see Here. Some Perplexing, Some are Whimsical.

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On any of the 4, You can discover Underground Caverns, Haunted Mansions, Gothic Castles, and Enchanted Forests.

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Following the trail on the Picklesong Island, The Wife and I came upon a ruined theatre full of ghouls sitting in the audience.

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We had a bit of fun dancing burlesque for them and having a laugh.

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I’d like to point out-Beware, Picklesong has some savory characters there, slightly Adult themed and sinister, But The other Islands are Mild Fable like & Mythical.

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It would take a full week to find all the secrets these sims hold.
So be sure to wear your best exploring gear and pack provisions for the duration lol.

Enjoy your travels, Take care until we read again.

WHAT I AM WEARING:

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GLASSES:::: [Z O O M] Animals Skin glasses
HAIR::::::: AITUI – Etched Hair Base – Monumentum#004;Black/ booN GAS760 hair black
TATTOO::::: .:Boss Tattoo:. – Sweet Sacrifice [Faded]/Bombard Line Paint (tintable)
EARS::::::: Plug Stretched ears-Omimi- [MANDALA]
JEWELS::::: !The Vault! Proton Watch Yellow/Black, :: ASDesign :: Choke “AFRIKA”, DOMINUS AFRICA ring 10
SHIRT:::::: flow . Double T-Shirts – 12
PANTS:::::: flow . sweatpants drop-crotch skinny 2 – S
SHOES:::::: RONSEM* male Sandals (mesh)

WHAT CHIOMA IS WEARING:

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!!NEW RELEASE!! <*>BOMBSHIE<*> Pata Pata Pink Dress, Only L$199.00!
TAXI TO BOMBSHIE CLOTHING: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chaton/84/217/3501
HAIR::::::: Vanity Hair:Visionaire-Jet
FOREHEAD::: .:Glamorize:. Just Jewels Blue/Gold Dots
MAKEUP::::: Mad’ – Vindula deione # 5 eyes, ZIBSKA-Jala ~ Violet V2, blackLiquid MAKEUP – Crystalline Black Diamond
EYELINER::: [ glow ] studio – Bolder. eyelashes – Black Crow & [ glow ] studio – Vingue – eyeliner B
NAILS:::::: [MANDALA]Milky Nails/SUN GOLD
JEWELS::::: ::Paper COuture::Cheetah’s Pride Necklace & Organic Hoops
SHOES:::::: {{BSD Design studio}}Picasso admirer in purple
SKIN::::::: Deesses Skins: Zukey – hot chocolate

 

IAOS Group: Week 1: South Africa

Blessings Everyone!,

We started off the 1rst week with a Homage to African Heritage saluting South Africa.

The ladies in the International Alliance of Style group, have made some fantastic contributions.

This has been a delight watching the eyecandy come through. I sense we have some shopaholic Divas in here! LOL

Welp, I can’t call names because I am just as bad or worse when it comes to shopping and the love of fashion *swoons* :p

Here is my Submission, a mixture of  the many tribes originating in the Motherland.

 Take a minute to join us on facebook for some fun., No Blog is needed!, and Thank You for looking ❤

I love the gathers and detailing!
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WHAT I AM WEARING:
DRESS::: *ALB* CARIBA alpha gown
MAKEUP: by Glamorize, Zibska & KikoLife
HAIR::: Chantkare Labieja Mahogany hair piece 2010 Brunette(black v2)
BEADS:::EarthStones Hemp Hair Beads – Headwrap – Sizzle
JEWELRY::: *FZaPP* Bello MASAI MARA Set & FZaPP Arm Bracelet Pecola Gold/silver E By Fernandinha Zapedzki
SKIN::: By Lyrical Oh; LS NAFI SKIN dark L2

 

REBLOG: Neem my na Suid-Afrika!

Alliance Fashion Fix: Volume 1

This is a 15 Week Style Challenge- Runs Sunday thru Saturday of each week. Post your entries for the week here in the group (Photo or blog link with your photos). Take your time, explore the grids and have fun. Feel free to include information where you took your photo.

#1: 16 Sept – 22 Sept ~ So. African Heritage Day

>>>Join us as we challenge ourselves to style card assignments each week!<<<

Check out my daughter Kyrah Paine as she submits her 1rst week assignment

Excellent Execution!

Click the link to her blog to find out where she got this cute fit: Neem my na Suid-Afrika!.

 

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Hello Friends,
Todays post is about a new skin by Mr Lyrical Oh.
The skin’s is called Priska, in a sweet shade of Caramel, 11 Lip colors with 3 cleavage options.

I love the way my avatar looks in it, The skin seems to have a glow to it.

It not released yet -BUT -COMING SOON!
TP down to the Lyrical Store and check out his other beautiful skins
Igbo: Enyim (Friend), Kedu Ka di? (How are you?)
Yoruba: Ore mi (My friend), Bawo ni n nkan? (How is everything?)

Today we are visiting the very beat of my heart- Nigeria.
This vast land of culture is full of beautiful people of many
Tribes.
The country has been in my RL for over 23yrs. I have passionately
nurtured this love between Nigeria and I with my soul.
Chioma: Igbo Origin; Meaning: Gift from God
There is a sim called Ijinle, a Yoruba town, That reminds me of
several different towns in Nigeria. Such as The bustling Benin
City, parts of Lagos with its narrow alley ways leading to shops,
and Asaba with its mix of rural on the outskirts of an thriving
urban city.

The sims description states: “This West African town, is divided
by time into sectors of 1796 and the present. Click on tiles and
objects for info, and talk to our citizens, electronic and real.
Visit the old and new palace, see the shrines, the mosque and
church, much more!”

When you arrive on the sim there is a greeter by the name of
Titilayo. Just type /4 and your statement/question and she will
chat with you. Fore warned, lol she can be cheeky!

Chatting with Titilayo
Titilayo: Ekaabo! Welcome everyone to Old Ijinle, part of the
Yoruba Light Project. I hope you find here what you are looking
for.
Chioma to Titilayo: Hello Titi, I will be visiting the Oba.
Titilayo to Chioma: Congratulations.
Chioma to Titilayo: Where is your Oba?
Titilayo to Chioma: Earth.

NOT getting far with her lol, So I venture on to the tailors.

Darnit, He is not in at the moment, So I procede to the King or
Oba as he is called here.

Amazing detail, looks exactly like a shop in Benin City!

Hello Your Highness *Curtsy*

Oba Adegoke: My dear subject Chioma Namiboo, Ekaabo to Ijinle
and my palace!

*Curtsy is a form of respect to elders and titled persons*
This Oba is cheeky as well…The last time I came with my SL
Husband he told him to divorce me so that he can marry me! LOL
I haven’t seen him in a while so I ask:

Chioma to Oba: do you remember me?
Oba to Chioma: Of course I remember you well . We were talking
about marry soon.

Chioma to Oba: how many wives do you have now?
Oba to Chioma: There are 201 at last count
Chioma to Oba: How old are you?
Oba to Chioma: I am 45 years old.
Chioma to Oba: you are too old to marry me
**Silence….***
Oba to Chioma: Thanks for your constructive criticism, .
LOL!

“Bless you Oba!” *Kachifo! (Igbo- *Goodnight)
Chioma to Oba: Goodbye
Oba to Chioma: Go and come back soon.

I love this sim!, There are more areas to see. Just spread out
and explore..theres a fish market/Dock, Free skewer food called
“Suya” in the barrel grills- QUITE delicious and one of my FAVORITEs while I was in
Nigeria.
I highly recommend you visit and take a look around. The sim
owner Tamsin Barzane is currently renovating parts of the build,
But there is still alot to see there.
There is also a Soul club there. I am not quite sure of when
venues are, but I am certain Tamsin would love to hear from you
when you ask. 🙂

Thanks (“Dalu”; Igbo) for tagging along, see you soon- (“Ma ri e
laipeh”; Yoruba)!

PICS SNAPPeD @ Ijinle Yoruba Light Project/AFRICA ILLUMINATED

What I am wearing:
**(Sidenote-per my RL Nigerian Husband, I showed him my Avatar’s
dress and he said she is dressed as a Fulani (Hausa) woman)

*ICED* Whole Buncha Bangles – Gold

Baiastice_Turbant Liam-yellow

booN hairpiece COCO73 chocolate

Formanails -Form long – Size 20 – Design Flower2

Izzie’s – Leona Bag *tropical green*

MONS – Elegance Ring Series – SILVY

{E}argasms -Peridot Hanging Gems

[CheerNo Femme] Brig/Sunshine

[LeLutka]-HANI stole/grass (Shoulder wrap)

{Art Decade} Wanderer Skirt – White – Flexi Prim (MarketPlace)

*{Kiko Life}* Cocoa – Make Up 046 – Brown Brow – HB

Karibu Mambo! Habari gani?
(Welcome- Hello!, How are all of you?)

We have ventured into East Africa, And have landed in the facinating country known as
The Republic of Kenya.
There are 69 dialects spoken in this country, & Swahili is the national Kenyan language,
Although English is commonly spoken thruout.

Kenya is famous for its safaris and wildlife reserves that attract tourists from all over the world.
This very reason, is what inspired my look today.
A Zebra print, bold and mesmerizing like the animal itself.

Today I visited the market to buy some delicacies,
The outdoor vendors were scenting the area with delicious smells,
and my belly was getting hungrier the longer I stayed there!
E-Zzz there!
I even stopped to entertain myself by snake charming!
Urrrrrp! ‘scuse me :-), I done caught the sleepy’itis

Ahh, Now that I ate a bowl of Githeri,
I’m ready to sleep!

Githeri is a Kenyan traditional meal of corn & beans stewed with greens, meat & potatoes.
Pics snapped @ “The Nile

What I am wearing:

**Pout**-Safari Zebra Maxi Dress

**Zaara** : 1 Naina distressed shrug *silver*

**Mad’ **- Geo I (Tribal stripe) & Zebra Lips  (Marketplace)

**ICED** Eye Diamonds (Marketplace)

**SoliDea Folies** Eye dress black butterfly

**BabyMonkey** Bitching Bootie – Zebra

**Fiasca & Co** Disco Ball Hoop Earrings (Marketplace)

**Vanity Hair**Nina2 noir

[ maya ] – Sak’Acan Striped Choker

.:Glamorize:. Eye See You – Abyss

Bonjour mes Amis! :-*
Comment allez-vous aujourd’hui?! 🙂

This style challenge brings me to The Ivory Coast, located in West Africa.
It is also known as République de Côte-d’Ivoire.
The official language spoken here is French,
as well as Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin and Cebaara Senufo.

Today I’m wearing a modern urban look.
A Twist of traditional wax cloth mixed with big city attitude.
Lemon Flava on ice!
I feel young, I feel Hip, and and when I walk by the fellas bite their lip!

Helllir!..How YOU dew’n! 😉
*~*SmOoChEs*~*
Pics taken @ ARAB GATE
SKIN:: *LyRiCaL StOrE* NAFI SKIN dark L2 by Lyrical Oh (Marketplace)
HAiR:: :::SAMIRA UPDO BRAIDS BY SHILOH JUN (Marketplace)
MAKEUP:: *{KIko Life}* Remix: Beaute – Lips – Bronzed
.:Glamorize:. Brilliance Eye Makeup – Bronzed
*JetDoll* ~ Beauty Mark: Marilyn Mole & Eye L
BELT:: {A.R designs} jacket belt {yellow}
SHOES:: *BabyMonkey* Ultimate Samara Pumps – Golds
BAG:: =IZUMIYA=Kinchaku Bag(Leather)
JEWELS: .:A&M:. Padaung Set – L/R.Forearm – Gold
*PaperCouture* Organic Hoops (Marketplace)
SALE!>>>>D.A.D.T-Trinity(Bronze) Lip Ring by Renee India
****25L Sale til WED! HURRY***Click >HERE for TP<
RINGS: $GaNKeD$ Robyn Knuckles in Canary [L]
MONS – Elegance Ring Series – SILVYMONS- [R]
SHIRT:: (part of dress)>TP to Store *Solylence* Baoule  OR **look@dress on(Marketplace)
SKIRT:: (part of gown)Night Jazz Sable @Shelly’s Bootylicious Gear

Thanks for joining me in the beautiful Ivory Coast, see you in “J” Jakarta next!

Enjoy some music thats played in the clubs there,
This style of music is called Coupe’ Decale. DANCE!

Feeling My Roots (via {K}iss {K}iss)

Beauty of Africa we cant get enough of

Feeling My Roots Hello again! I am so pleased to present this STUNNING outfit from aDiva Couture called Inspiration Red Earth. As stated by AnneJoy, this outfit is "inspired by the rich and varied cultures of Africa."  Words really can not express how vibrant and goregous this dress is with its deep colors of gold and red. It is a flowing, double … Read More

via {K}iss {K}iss

***Be sure to click each pic to enlarge them***

Ahhh West Africa,
It feels most like home on this side of the continent to me. 🙂
For my “E” Challenge, I’ve chosen Equatorial Guinea~yay!
The basis for my look came from the Fang Tribe of EqG.
Spanish, French, and Portuguese are the influence here. 

Old culture is still heavily entrenched in ancient rituals and songs.

While on my photoshoot, I met the friendliest animals!
The Crocodile shown here startled me at 1rst,
My new friends name is”avamarielagamba” (Resident)
She assured me she would not eat me & called me a Loving Empress.  She even wanted to share her snack with me!,  I thanked her for her kindness,  but explained I’d already had my fill of 3day old dead Iguana… 0.o lol
“I’m sure it’s Tasty…but Thanks, I’m on a Diet..”

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What I am wearing:
SKIN: *{Kiko Life}* Cocoa – NUDE_Make Up 025
EYELASHES: Vox Feathered Lashes – Dove Black (Marketplace)   MAKEUP:
-TresBlah- Face Paint (Queen)
.:Glamorize:. Bright Sights Eye Makeup – Gold
HAIR: -DISCORD- Gaijin – Dark Tones
TOP: +BOUNCE+ Ethnic me bodysuit
PANTS: Jairis sheer palazzo black pants (Marketplace)
JEWELRY:
.:Glamorize:. Forehead=Just Jewels Gold Studded  [MANDALA]:SENJYU Earrings/LEGACY HOOPS
*Fishy Strawberry* bangles – wood
oOXA OutfitterOo AFRICAN Bone Necklace (MarketPlace)
SA-African Bangles #2 Boxed (MarketPlace)
SHOES: HouseofFox :: ArchBoots[Black]
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