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Today Fade Lei announced a group gift for Ugly Duck group members, the Blue Lily
This gift comes with 3 skins and 2 sets of eyes
The amazing outfit is from The Abyss
If you’re not a group member yet, it is a very reasonable fee and truly worth your while
The Hydrogen ballet shoes I am wearing are also from The Abyss
Skin: Blue Lily Group Gift from Ugly Duck
Clothing: Hydrogen and Hydrogen ballet shoes from The Abyss
Hair: A101 from Zion
Poses: Del May
A new release from Mood, in time for Mothers Day. This is a beautiful set, timelessly elegant with a modern flavour.
The set comes with necklace, earrings and ring
It also comes with a HUD, allowing you to change to any of 5 colour options for both pearls and accent gems. You can also resize from the HUD.
Jewellery: Parade Pearls Ensemble from Mood
Skin: Emily – Reds – from Ugly Duck
Hair: Orchid in milk, from SFBH at KDC Mall
In my part of the world, today is Sunday, 8th May – Mothers Day. Celebrated at different times around the world, it is significant everywhere to recognise and give thanks for our mothers. To all the mothers, and those who have had a mother – that should include everyone – I wish you a wonderful day today.
As a child, Mothers Day in our household meant breakfast in bed for Mum (and Dad too) usually consisting of lukewarm milky coffee, porridge and half cooked crumpets with plum jam an inch thick. This was followed by the presentation of hand drawn cards that my sisters and I had agonised over for hours and hours hiding under the kitchen table so Mum would never guess what we were doing (!).
Following a sumptuous baked dinner (leg of lamb with all the trimmings) and fruit, jelly and icecream for dessert (quite a treat) at lunchtime, we then made the annual journey to the Woronora cemetery in the southern suburbs of Sydney, to visit the extended family we had never known. Grandparents, aunties, uncles and if we were allowed to wander around, we could even find great grand parents. With armloads of white chrysanthemums, we roamed the old headstone area (Dad’s family) through to the Rose Garden (Mum’s family) to prettify the graves and memorials while our father weeded a year’s worth of over growth. We then played chase up and down the narrow paths, hide and seek with our father, and then lined up to sing to our relatives that we were sure drifted among us, unseen as ghosts or angels.
My own mother died on Mothers Day, while I was pregnant with my child who would die as an adult last year. In all those years since her death, this day has been one of sadness and memories, until this year. Losing my own child seems for me, to have completed a circle of grief begun so long ago. This year, my children whisked me away for an early Mothers Day dinner last night, and this evening we will take a trip to the cinema, and take up a full row – we are a large family. We will remember their brother and my son with silly stories of the jokes he would play on us, and his gleeful chuckle as he laughed at the world.
Purple Moon has made a rather delightful dress, the Mum dress
Dress: Mum by Purple Moon
Boots: Provence boots by Mon Tissu
Jewellery: Maracuja by Kunglers Extra
Hair: Moa by 69
Skin: Emily – Reds – by Ugly Duck
Kunglers and Kunglers Extra have released some beautiful floaty summery dresses, and exquisitely detailed jewellery to coordinate.
All in natural colouring, floral, cream and fuscia
Silver and pink Aroeira set. All sets consist of earrings, necklace and ring
Copper and black set
My shoes from Pixel Mode have an easy to use hud to ensure quality skin match
Baby Ts also from Pixel Mode
Dresses: Solange range from Kunglers NEW
Jewellery: Aroeira sets from Kunglers Extra NEW
Shoes: Lady T and Baby T from Pixel Mode
Hair: Sienna hair by Dura
Skin: Emily Reds from Ugly Duck
Poses: Behavior Body
It must be celebration time in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is alive and well at A Touch of Ireland!
This dress is 10L for today
And I’ve jazzed it up with this stunning jewellery from Kunglers
Plenty of more party clothes too, this is the Southwest Boot Scootin Ruffle set
Salsa mini dress, complete with sombrero and maracas
La Fiesta Embroidered dress, includes jewellery
All clothing from A Touch of Ireland
Jewellery: Aroeira set as shown from Kunglers, all others included with outfits
Shoes: from A Touch of Ireland
Hair: Dura hair, fundraiser for Japan
Skin: Swan Emily from Ugly Duck
As my part of the world wanders into the autumn months and the northern summer surges, we all enjoy sunny days, for at least a while
My dress is available from Sn@tch at Culture Shock. I’ve matched this with the ribbon leggings from Atomic, and some spirited shoes from Action
The luscious hat hair is new from KIK, the hat coming with multiple colour options. My magical skin is of course from the new series from Ugly Duck
Dress: Sarah Jane by Sn@tch at Culture Shock
Leggings: Ribbon leggings by Atomic
Hair: Madelyn IV by KIK
Skin: Swan – Emily – neutral by Ugly Duck
Poses: Behavior Body
Shoes: Retro MJs by Action
How wonderful the english language is, when we realise that the term ‘A Lamentation of Swans’ refers to a group of swans. A perfect title for my post, I thought :)
Fade Lei has released her latest series, ‘Swan’. Above is the Beth range, the ginger shade
And these are the Emily range, the red shade
Fade has also made an excellent all over body freckle tattoo, shown on the left, and without for comparison. It is subtle and delicate, certainly one of the best I have seen.
And finally, the Ugly Duck shapes. Above is the Sophie shape. Each pack comes with A, B and C cup. This is because each increase in size is not just a matter of moving one slider. Fade aims to have her shapes realistic, thus as breast size increases, so does gravity.
Skins: All skins available from Ugly Duck
Shapes: Sophie pack from Ugly Duck
Hair: from Elikatira
Pink lingerie: from Deetalez
Other lingerie: Luxuria (closed)
Clothing: Bandeau and leggings from Action
Poses: Behavior Body
The much anticipated new series from Fade Lei of Ugly Duck has arrived, the Swan series. Below you can see Emily in neutral tone with makeup
The exquisite features and delicate hand painting that has created this skin show the true talent of an artist
The body of the skin has new shading to give a more lifelike look. The shape I am wearing is Sophie, also from Ugly Duck and available separately
These skins are not cheaply made template skins; many hours of painstaking pixel-by-pixel work has gone into them. I urge you to try demos at Fade’s store.
Skin: Swan series – Emily – neutral by Ugly Duck
Shape: Sophie Ugly Duck
Hair: YNO421 from Boon, as is hairbase
Clothing: Bikini top and bottom available separately from Reale at Culture Shock
Poses: all from Behavior Body
“My idea was based around if aliens witnessed our world then this is how i imagine they’d react :(
Seeing wars, famine, Religion, destruction of the enviroment etc” – Fade Lei, creator and owner of Ugly Duck
This brings us to part II of the Ugly Duck unique design for Culture Shock
This shows the skin Lily Wept using my own eyes
And using the eyes included in the pack. These are in my opinion the most realistic tears available in world.
All skins from Ugly Duck at Culture Shock 2011 (follow the beacon)
“My idea was based around if aliens witnessed our world then this is how I imagine they’d react :(
Seeing wars, famine, Religion, destruction of the environment etc” – Fade Lei, creator and owner of Ugly Duck
Fade Lei has created these hauntingly beautiful skins as her contribution to Culture Shock. The first group in this post is the Lily Alien series, others will follow in later posts.
Lily Alien II
Lily Alien I closer view
Lily Alien II closer view
Skins: All skins are hand drawn by Fade Lei of Ugly Duck at Culture Shock 2011
Clothing: from Alpha Tribe
Poses: All poses by Del May
The Series 5 skins (non alien) are also available now at Ugly Duck