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Fashion by Double A Presents: Ways to keep your marriage healthy

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes decades of time together strewn with a minefield of potential relationship wreckers. It's a wonder that anyone ends up walking off into the sunset, hand-in-wrinkled-hand, with a silver-haired mate. What do those geriatric lovebirds know that you don't?
Well, the truth is that even in so-called happy marriages, both partners probably fantasize some of the time—or even much of the time—about throwing in the towel.

 Here's how to have a healthy relationship every step of the way.
1. Watch your waistline
2. Have a financial plan
3. Figure out your family rules
4. Make sex a priority—but not a chore
5. Be flexible
6. Stay active as you age
7. Gab (a little) to your friend
8. Rediscover each other as a couple, sans kids
9. Be a conscious caregiver

One of my favorites stores in SL is aDiva Couture, and it's not a secret! I loved this outfit, because it's perfect for this "half-season"  that we are getting into! You know, those days that start cold and then it gets hot and we go from 50 F to 80F in 3 hours? So, that's a great option for you! Jeans with a top and a coat for when the weather colds a little bit. The shoes are by Zaara, a fancy flat that allows you to keep the night going on, even after a hard day of work!

Show off your timeless taste with this vintage-inspired JKrew Navy and Gray Striped Mesh Hoodie hoodie!
Striped pattern. Pullover hood with drawstrings. Long sleeves.Zip-up front. Two front pouch pockets.

I absolutely love these Jeans Deco by Egoisme
They fit like a dream.

Dura-Boys&Girls*22 - This is a versatile cut for men who prefer longer hair. The cut can be worn as shown above or given a wet, separated look with gel.

Ayalla wears:
Skin: Meggan - by Unique Megastore
Eyes: Reflection - by Izzie's
Hair: Brandi (night) - by Truth (new release)
Jewelry: Fearless Blossom -  by Finesmith
Outfit: Avalanche Jeans Mix Gold - by aDiva couture
Shoes: Ilaida Mojri jeweled edition (black) - by Zaara

Alon wears:
Skin: Mark Goatie 1 Tan Haired by Akeruka
Shape: Arden by [{CB}]
Eyes: deep dream by poetic colors
Hair: Dura-Boys&Girls*22 by Dura
Shirt: Krew Navy and Gray Striped Mesh Hoodie by Krew
Pants: Jeans Deco by Egoisme

Ayalla Alphaville and Alon Alphaville
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Fashion by Double A Presents: Here it comes the fall

In the international world of high fashion, Chinese dresses enjoy a growing popularity. Chinese dresses are known as the "cheongsam" or "qipao." Cheongsam is derived from the Cantonese (and Hong Kong) dialect which translates to "long dress." Qipao is a Mandarin pronunciation which translates to "banner gown."

Today, cheongsams are worn at diverse events as evening wear by the bride in traditional Chinese weddings, in the entertainment and hospitality industries, and even raves. The cheongsam and qipao is a classic dress that continues to inspire new designs from top designers around the world. Made of different materials and to varying lengths (mini length dress, knee length dress, and ankle length dress), these dresses can be worn either on casual or formal occasions. At any occasion, it creates an impression of simple and quiet charm, elegance and neatness. No wonder it is so much liked by women not only of China but of foreign countries as well. This dress is powered by Sassy.

Dressing in today’s global warming climate means that you could very well experience the perils of all four seasons on any given day. These bipolar weather patterns can wreak havoc on those of us who have ascribed to strict seasonal dress codes. The key to bypassing this and to building your wardrobe effectively is to seek out garments that reflect simple, timeless fashion. Fall Breeze, swater outfit, Forest Green by Shiki is a smart piece that will transition easily into your closet for spring, summer, fall, and winter. In other words, next Thursday.

The new stunning skin from Akeruka is Mark. He pulls off the sweet guy look very well but also can bring intensity to his photos.

Alon wears:

Skin: Mark by Akeruka
Shape: Mark by Akeruka
Eyes: classic oak leaf bright by poetic colors
Hair: Brent Dark Brown by MADesigns
Outfit: Fall Breeze -sweater outfit - Forest Green by Shiki
Shoes: Terra by Kalnins

Ayalla wears:
Skin: Meggan - by Unique Megastore
Eyes: Reflection Eyes (sapphire) - by Izzie's
Hair: Rowena (night) - by Truth
Dress: Mandarin dress (plum) - by ~Sassy!~
Shoes: Classic Pumps (white)  - by RedGrave

We got this scenario in front our house:

Cuddle Seashell with Palm Tree & Firepit
(seashell: 3 prims, transfer)
Pam tree & Firepit: 14 prims

Alon Alphaville and Ayalla Alphaville
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Fashion by Double A Presents: Social Day

There is no doubt that manners maketh a gentleman, but good tailoring plays its part too. As an aside this week, I thought I would look the traditional English gentleman's country clothing.
Less actually is more, for a gentleman tries never to make the egregious mistake of drawing attention to himself by any means other than his elegant reserved style. Just as a good guest never hogs the conversation, so a gentleman never steals the show. This does not, however, mean than one must be dull...

Pants are also an options for girls who want to wear social. This outfit is a modern trend for urban and contemporary girls.   

High Hells and hat to complete the outfit.

Alon wears:
Skin: MeShal lightTan J5 by JeSyLiLO (new release)
Shape: Philip by [{CB}] designs (new release)
Eyes: Classic broken string bright by Poetic Colors (new release)
Outfit: country gent by sf design
Shoes: Classic Loafers brown by Redgrave

Ayalla wears:
Skin: Meggan - by Unique Megastore
Eyebrown: Skintimate (Strawberry Cream) - by Skintimate
Eyes: Refletion (Sapphire) - by Izzie's 
Hair: Rowena (night) - by Truth
Outfit: Tiberia in Black & Red - by Zibware
Shoes: Lace-Up Ankle Boots - by Egoisme

Ayalla and Alon Alphaville
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Fashion by Double A Presents: Classic Suit Grey by [hoorenbeek]

 No matter what your style, you need at least one suit in your wardrobe for those unavoidable formal events like job interviews, weddings, funerals, and the like. And depending on how you feel about this classic, you either love suit shopping or you loathe it.
This three-piece suit - Classic Suit Grey by [hoorenbeek] is also showing up in fashion circles, and seem to be inspired by the classic "banker" look. Wear your vest buttoned up underneath your suit jacket, and women will have to take a number to see you. 
 Dressing to impress has never been easier now that you know where to go across the nation to shop for the finer elements of your wardrobe.
Every man should own at least one suit he feels great in, so start searching for the suit that'll make you look like the executive you want to be. Remember, you are what you wear -- or at least how you put things together. 

Alon wears:

Skin: Johan by Egoisme Mainstore
Shape: Etienne by Sophistishapes 
Eyes: classic october wind by Poetic Colors
Hair: Yok by [EGO]
Outfit: Classic Suit Grey by [hoorenbeek]
Shoes: Allen 2.0 by [hoorenbeek]
Poses: Everglow

Alon Alphaville
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Fashion by Double A Presents: Triple A??!?!

It's time to get back to school! The summer is almost gone and it's time to go back to school! Time to see your friends, to make some new ones, time to start a new time in your life just as it's starting a new season!

And talking about making new friends, this post is special, because we invited Analy Amat (on the left) to blog with  us. She is a blogger and such a sweet girl that we had chance of meeting. Her choice for this post was jeans, just perfect for back to school season, by DeeTalz.
So, for this back to school, Ayalla Alphaville (on the right) is wearing a "rebel"  look, just to contrast her sweet personality (LOL!!!!). This outfit was powered by ::Poised::. 

When it comes down to it, a man has few things he can call his own: his music, his sense of bitter irony and his yielding T-shirts that he spent college beating into submission. To augment your selection of the latter without the inconvenience of higher education, hook yourself up with Shiki Designs.
Men’s shorts have traditionally been reserved for weekends and vacations, however, as times change, so do wardrobes. The lines between formal and informal dress are increasingly blurred, which means that, for some, shorts are entirely acceptable for day. No, we’re not talking about your drawer of unshapely shorts you pull out for summer cookouts. The key here is finding styles that mimic a clean-cut pant offering an attractive fit and shape. That was Alon's choice for this post, powered by Shiki Designs.

Ayalla wears:
Skin: Kat (peachy - nitro 2) - by AMD
Eyes: Reflection Eyes (sunrise) - by Izzie's 
Hair: Rowena (night) - by Truth (new release)
Outfit: OldSkool September Gift - by ::Poised:
Shoes: Confort Sneakers (Black) - by :::LiNe::: 

Analy wears:
Hair - (Milana) Lynn - Dark Blondes - Not free
Skin - New (AMD) Apple May Designs - Kate Peachy Nitro 3 - Not free
Eyes - .ID. Isuferrabel Dastard - Mirror Blue - Not free
Top - Part Off -  ~nanashi~  Allyssa --- BOX (incl. style-info) - Group Gift - Free
Pants - DeeTalz- Pants capri jeans blue 2-  Moolto Sisters Hunt  - Free
Flats -  :: PM :: Purple Moon -   Narcissus Ballerinas - Not free
Bangles - ~SIGMA~ Jewels - Silver bangles - ABBH # 33 - Free

Alon wears:
Skin: Zeus 01 by Unique Megastore
Eyes: Natural eyes green by Unique Megastore
Hair: PETE Dark Brown by MADesigns
Outfit: Endless Summer by Shiki Designs
Shoes: Walk MeshBeltSndals Withe by Aoharu
Glasses: SG 82 Ares II by Role Optic
Bracelet: Lagrange Vexed by Egoisme

Analy Amat (special guest) Ayalla and Alon Alphaville 
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Fashion by Double A Presents: Can you smell the fall?

What is fashion for you? Fashion for me is my style. Fashion for me is to wear what I want, when I want, with a perfect harmony between the pieces you are wearing, your body and skin, weather and my mood! Because sometimes what you wear may not be what most pleases me and what I like may not be what pleases you too, but fashion is all about expressing yourself and who you are in form of clothes! My pick for this post is an urban outfit, absolutely modern and unique style powered by aDiva Couture.

Viviana - by aDiva Couture, announces the fall! Long sleeves and wool and tones of green and brown announces that it's pumpkin time again! The socks have an charming effect in the look. 

Vibrantly patterned revers trims the collar and cuffs. Long sleeves, button-up sport, point collar with collar stays. This is the shirt that Alon picked for that post, powered by Holly . It's a gift of the Stem 5 Hunt. 
Egoísme has this regular rise and straight leg for a classic fit jeans. Dark, distressed wash on non-stretch denim features rips, grinding, whiskers, and fading. Stylish white repair stitch accents on the waist, and pockets. The belt is a  cool vintage-inspired accessory. It's in genuine distressed leather. Burnished metal stud details with larger hammered stud along the middle by Egoisme.
These rough and rugged cowboy boots add an extra touch of style to your masculine wardrobe. Lizard toe and leather shaft with a stylish stonewashed finish. My thanks to [hoorenbeek].

The scenery for this post was our home! We got some nice bench by Zoe's Garden also in the Steam 5 Hunt.

The car is Alon's new toy! It's great for pictures. It's the CARmagedon by L+N Signature Designs also in the Steam 5 hunt.

Lined for comfort, these goggles were made to fit your style and give you charm and confidence. Great for display, collection, costume, or prop use by Jolbey&Jasper.

The skin and eyes are from Izzie's. The scarf and bracelet are included in the outfit and make all the difference if you love details. If you don't, I'm sure it's because you have never tried them!

Alon wears:
Skin: Bento by Sorry.Asia (new release)
Beard: Facial Hair Addons by Sorry.Asia
Shape: Analy Amat's shape 
Eyes: Bento Eyes Gray by Sorry.Asia
Hair: Fox Hair by Uw.St
Shirt: Bronze Male Shirt by Holly (Steam5 Hunt)
Pants: Jeans Deco Japan Dirty by Egoisme
Belt: Leather Waist Belt Rock by Egoisme
Shoes: El Paso Boots by [hoorenbeek]
Goggles:Aviator Goggles brown and gold by Jolbey&Jasper (Steam5 Hunt)

Ayalla wears:
Skin and shape: April (sunkissed) - by Izzie's
Eyes: Reflection (pacific orange) - by Izzie's
Hair: Martina (night) - by Truth
Oufit: Viviana - by aDiva Couture
Shoes: Flowers Ballet Flats (Beige) - by Anexx

Bench: *ZG* Steam Bench - by Zoe's Garden
CARmagedon by L+N Signature Designs

Ayalla and Alon Alphaville
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Fashion by Double A Presents: Dress your soul

As previously stated I get bored sitting on the beach all day. When I am bored I drink. Because of that I brought my beer!! lol :)

This quality Oasis Blue shirt by Schoen is an on trend look for the season that pairs perfectly with denim. These shorts are perfect combination for the shirt I am wearing.
Feels good to wear, not a heavy fabric, looks good on me or so my wife says.

Ayalla is wearing Chiffon Summer Dress (pink) - by Izzie's.
Perfect for flirty feminine style, this sweet dress is perfect day-to-night style! If you are fascinated by accessories like Ayalla, you will find the matching bag, necklace and bracelets at Izzie's too. 

This girly and sexy skin is also powered by Izzie's. This impressive look is also by Izzie's. Girls, Izzie's is a store worth of a visit. You can dress your entire avatar there with quality and affordable prices.

Shoes are by Anexx (the shoes line by Aoharu).

Flip-flops are the ultimate summer footwear essential. The great thing about these babies is the multiple returns on your investment. Whether for the beach or popping down to your local corner shop, when the weather is fine, flip-flops are the perfect cushioned open-toe shoe to see you through.

This season, flip-flops surpass the regular surfer-inspired look.And these flip-flops California by [hoorenbeek] are a perfect testament to that fact. Made from brown canvas, these stylish slip-ons are perfect for any casual occasion. (with prim feet)

Alon wears:
Skin: Noah goatie 3 Olive by Akeruka
Eyes: Aquilius - Ajardo Green by Aphotic Gloom
Shape: Dylan by yNtz Shape's (Grunge Soul Project 4 up to 100L)
Hair: 48 JetBlack by [COLORS]
Shirt: Oasis Blue by Schoen
Pants: Oasis Pants by Schoen
Shoes: California by [hoorenbeek]
Beer: Corona/Cooler by *Boof.

Ayalla wears:
Skin and Shape: April (sunkissed) - by Izzie's
Eyes: Reflection (pacific Orange) - by Izzie's
Hair: Martina (night) by  Truth (new release)
Outfit: Chiffon Summer Dress (pink) - by Izzie's
Bag: Leona Barg (pink) - by Izzie's 
Jewelry: pearl bracelets and necklace (pink blue) - by Izzie's
Shoes: Flower Ballet Flats (pink) - by Anexx

Alon and Ayalla Alphaville