Most Likely To

30 04 2010

Remember that one guy in high school, the one everyone liked, the one who spoke the truth but never spoke it so as to hurt anyone, the one who was a great athlete, great student, who would do anything to help anyone and also your pal, even though he had a girlfriend and you were a dork?

Most Likely To

Rob1977 Moonites is that guy for me. Even though he is a successful businessman and graphic designer, even though he is partnered to a lovely lady, he always has time to talk and joke around and lend his expertise. In fact, he designed the new blog theme I will be unveiling soon (once I get my stuff together) as a rez day gift after we talked about it for 2 hours at least (and yes he has a sexy Irish brogue). He really is tops.

Rob is also a great men’s fashion designer, lending his very male tastes to this underserved market. This incredible letter jacket (with “M” for “Mighty”?) is one of his latest creations. Made out of cleverly sculpted jacket and button placket and collar with puffy sculpted sleeves, this letter jacket brings to mind “Glee.” I wear it with black cords from Rob and a wife beater also made by him. The complete look is all guy (even smells like a guy).

Most Likely To

I show it with a skin from Aeon Jiminy that Rob turned me on to. Turn on is the story here with this skin. Between the handsomely drawn face and the hot bod, Aeon has made a new male skin for men who are looking for another look to add to their arsenal. (This skin also makes a particularly good one for guys who want to look like a good guy—the smiling lips, the kind eyes with the slight shadow underneath, the sexy whiskers.) I will mention that Aeon’s store is on an adult sim—only verified users can access. There is nothing particularly salacious there but without verification, you can’t get in.

Most Likely To

All ‘round good guy:

Hair: >TRUTH< Hank – treacle by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: no.07 :: Demetris – Natural :: Natural – Bald by Aeon Jiminy for no.07 *

Jacket: *FIR* Varsity Jacket “M” by Rob1977 Moonites for FIR *

Shirt: *FIR* White Wife Beater by Rob1977 Moonites for FIR *

Pants: *FIR* Black Cords by Rob1977 Moonites for FIR *

Shoes: HOC Apparel – Bolts Sneakers – Unisex by Guu Nishi for HOC Industries





All the Time

29 04 2010

Have you ever felt just free and beautiful? I heard a song today on KCRW (y’all know I almost only listen to that) that had such a free and open beat.

All the Time

Wearing a breezy pretty dress from Sissy Pessoa is the perfect thing for a day like today. Sissy presents us with a spring/summer dress that is perfect for garden parties or weddings. With its almost abstract flower print on the bottom, sexily criss-crossed back and full translucent skirt, it is light and free, elegant and happy all at once.

All the Time

Lorac Farella has come out with yet another skin line, this being the Isabella II, a revamp of her Isabella line. I have styled it with dark eyes because of its lovely olive tinge and bold features. The elegantly shaped eyebrows, luscious full matte lips and gentle blush make me a knock out. Lorac’s almost painterly attention to her skins make them a different proposition for wearers. This woman is not nor ever will be “cute.” She is beautiful, striking, and mysterious.

All the Time

“I love her all the time, I love her all the time, I love her all time…”

Hair: PE Portia Kohl by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy *

Skin: Pulse Skin – Isabella ll /M13 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: Baiastice_Printed Chiffon on blue by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Jewelry: Ear Candy ~ Purple Briolette Necklace and Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Shoes: B&G WOMAN SHOE MELODY – BLANCO – T000 by BG Planer for B&G

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Listen to the inspiration: “All the Time” by A Race of Angels





Pajama Day

28 04 2010

We frequently (much too frequently) have pajama day in my household. It is where everyone lounges around the house in their pajamas all day instead of getting dressed. It’s comfy and perfect for home (and yes, the rule is that we do change into new jammies before we go to bed).

Pajama Day

I found this darling outfit from Lika Ruby the other day and instantly needed a pajama day. Though they are not jammies per se, they are comfortable and silky, pretty enough for wandering the sim and building or gardening. With their lovely East Asian motif, ingenious sculpties and shimmering silky textures, they are the comfiest (and prettiest) pajama day attire ever.

Pajama Day

Wake up, put the hair in a ponytail, this one from Lamb Bellic, no makeup—just a fresh face from Tuli Asturias.

Pajama Day

I show them with flats from Callie Cline. She is my partner and was not a small bit insulted when I asked her where I could get pretty flats without realizing she sold the perfect ones. Thankfully, she did not throw them at me. (The beautiful color-changing jewel—12 colors!—could have potentially hit me in the head and wounded me). These are ideal. Textured with one of her pretty paisley textures, they include one of her signature gems. Diamonds are Callie’s best friend.

Pajama Day

Lazy day (playing a little Eliane Elias on the stereo (“My Foolish Heart”), drinking tea, reading the newspaper, feet up):

Hair: !lamb. Babys On Fire – Resturant Ketchup by Lamb Bellic for lamb

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 01a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: +Lika Ruby+china outfit Chunjie(aqua) by Lika Ruby for +Lika Ruby+

Shoes: caLLie cLine- happy flats – yellow paisley by Callie Cline for caLLiefornia

Poses by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow* *





Wicked Fishing

27 04 2010

Another in a seeming series of black and wicked outfits. I am beginning to wonder if this is some sort of unconscious response to all the pretty mermaid outfits I did last week.

Wicked

This outfit, once featured as the outfit in the fishing pond at DV8 (I kid you not), is my choice of sin today. With its sweetheart neckline, sexy off-shoulder sweater and shorty short flirty flexi skirt, this is an outfit made for sin.. but only in the sweetest way. Let me remark here that Vasha Martinek has further expanded on this outfit by making several colors of the tank that goes with this. She has this entire outfit (29 pieces which include a number of tops, jeans, this skirt, and the boots) and several colors of the boots on sale as well.

Wicked

I show it with a skin from Syndel Daviau, who showed at the Fantasy Faire. (Yes, I thought I was done too, but clearly not, because Syndel deserved her day.) Worn on my usual shape, the nose on this shape shows itself a bit differently, so my facial structure seems very changed. I really like the eyebrows (and remember, I am an eyebrow freak), and the coloring of the eye shadows is hauntingly beautiful. Syndel also chooses a decolletage with what might be called “enhanced” breasts. Many women in SL like this look; it’s not my usual but it suits this outfit perfectly.

Wicked

Finally the boots, also made by Vasha Martinek and also once part of the fishing expedition at DV8. (When have you ever gone fishing and HOPED you would get the boot?) She is serving up 13 (!) additional colors of these boots and yes, they can be purchased separately.

Wicked

Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Queen of damnation/midnight by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs

Skin: [TS] Season 1 – Dark – Make 1 by Syndel Daviau for Tribal Soul Designs *

Outfit (including boots): GO FISH! +DV8+ Bad Poetry by Vasha Martinek for DV8 *

Ring: P.C; Black Pearl Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Boots: +DV8+ Morrhigan Bitchboots – Blood Vasha Martinek for DV8 * (if purchased separately)





Stalking the Deal

26 04 2010

The deal—it can be right there before your eyes, but to get your hands on it, to finally close—that requires a certain amount of stalking and cunning.

Stalking the Deal

For a woman, it’s sometimes harder to close the deal. The pressure about how you present is so strong—too sexual and you’re a mindless bimbo, too conservative and you’re unimaginative and frumpy. This look, put together from several elements, represents a woman who has sex appeal but also knows how to “git ‘er done” and done right. She doesn’t sacrifice her sexuality or femininity for a boring suit and she doesn’t sacrifice her integrity for bad business.

Onyx LeShelle helps break out of the boring suit trap with her new jacket (part of a set of clothing and shoes just released at Maitreya). With its almost tailored silhouette, it lacks the button-uptightness of most suits with its neutral linen colors and almost mandarin color. (And blessedly, the sculpties are mod so you can line the plackets up).

Stalking the Deal

Underneath a leopard print silk top, which I made from combining Morphine Janick’s bra with violett Ellils’ top (which lacked “coverage” when worn alone). Each piece separately would be too revealing. Together they worked. Long wool shorts from Migi Voom complete the look, showing a shapely leg but also provide a tailored and professional look.

The jewelry is where our businesswoman gets her touch of style. With leopard print hoops from violett Ellils and beautifully textured wild bangles from kikunosuke Eel, she pushes into the realm of dangerous (and she’s clearly careful about the details). Who wouldn’t want to seal the deal with her?

Stalking the Deal

Finally, shoes from cocoro Lemon. With their closed toe and black heel, they are quite conservative. It’s the open back and the wild (and just gorgeous) leopard skin fur that makes them outstanding and makes our lady command attention—for all the right reasons.

Stalking the Deal

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Hair: .:: KMH ::. Hair No005_C SunnyBlond by Kumibou Mayo for .:: KMH ::.

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/li) 09a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Jacket: Maitreya Camden Jacket – Beige by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: PP. Femme Fatale -leopard shirts (shirts) by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Bra: [SG*] Herangsa – Leopard (undershirt) by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Culottes: *Muism* [Hihg Waist Trouser/Shorts]_Gray by Icemocolo Voom and Migi Voom for *Muism*

Bangles: [MANDARA] Takara Bangle Dark wood A by kikunosuke Eel for MANDALA

Earrings: PP. Wild E.R by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Nails: Candy Nail : LE.LOOK! la femme – Nails – (Brown) by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Shoes: *COCO*_BacklessAnkleBoots_Leopard by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Poses: From the Scarlett set by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations

Thanks, Stephen Petrovic, for the perfect title ;)





Leather Princess

25 04 2010

Some days you just want to run over to the Demonic Empire and listen to some hard rock or industrial and dance with your friends and have a good old time. OK, I have to admit, hard rock is not my thing, but the people at Demonic are as nice as they come.

Leather Princess

Even though I work for RFyre, I don’t generally dress for a Demonic Empire evening. (I just don’t get out that much.) Vixn Dagger, however, has made outfits that will take me to the Demonic and elsewhere. With her well-drawn system pieces, vamp styling (that is sexy but not ridiculous), and great proportion of skin to clothing (in other words, it’s not *all* hanging out but what is looks hot), she sells a sexy leather look for a reasonable price (and she includes with this look shoes AND boots).

Leather Princess

Vixn started out as a lady who sold shapes and eyes. She has quickly ramped up her business and offers a variety of women’s and men’s clothes for goth or club wear in her store. I will admit—Vixn is a friend of mine. And honestly, she is one of the hardest working women in SL. And Vixn knows sexy. When the leather pants are stripped off, this sexy thong and stocking set can be found underneath.

Leather Princess

A look like this demands a wild tossed hair. DBS Heart, known for such styles, made this particular beauty with tendrils that curl into the face, softening the face. And what a face—another by Tuli Asturias with its deep dark eyes and luscious dark lips. Beautiful dangling flexi earrings by Elbereth Nightfire finish the look.

Leather Princess

I’m for whatever gets you through the night. ~ Frank Sinatra

Hair: ::DBS::TossMeAround-Ebony by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 10a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: Vamps & Tramps – Skullz n Tears (revisted) by Vixn Dagger for Vamps & Tramps

Earrings: ~*Star Kindler*~  Fringes: Platinum /Long by Elbereth Nightfire for ~*Star Kindler*~

Boots: BAX Ankle Boot Black Patent by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *





Masked

24 04 2010

Who is the woman behind the skin? For some people, the mask is so much a part of existing that it’s integral to one’s self. We hide behind the masks of our avatars, sometimes revealing only what we want others to see.

Masked

We use fashion as a sort of mask. Or a cultural representation. What does a top like LeeZu Baxter’s say? Well it might say we are fashionable, cutting edge, or simply girly (considering its beautifully rendered ruffle sculpties). The tied neck in back–is it sweet or sexy? Are you casual? Are you cutting-edge? Wealthy?

Masked

But what about the mask? In this case, Alia Baroque, who has generously sponsored the Dark Realms sim at the Fantasy Faire for RFL, presents a new set of skins to benefit RFL based on a spooky clown set—with fangs and without. Alia’s work is artistic, truly fantastical, and genuinely unique. We don’t see here just white on a face—it’s actually painted on. Our girl’s underlying facial structure is a little tough—she has a sort of stiff upper lip and a petulant bottom lip. The eyebrows are exaggerated but underneath the face paint, we can see the real eyebrows. This isn’t blobs of color slapped on a template—it’s true art. There is quite a story here about this masked woman. By wearing her skin, we begin to tell it.

Masked

All the world loves a clown. ~ Cole Porter

Hair: [!SyDS! Hair] Opera without Music – Cafe by Serenity Stransky for !SyDS!

Skin: CLOWN xx +Fallen Gods Inc.+SKIN+ HUMAN Bianco Severo by Alia Baroque for Fallen Gods found on the Dark Realms sim

Top: [LeeZu!] Mailiin Blouse /silver by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Leggings: *Fishy Strawberry* Topolinia Black Leggins by Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry

Boots: .*Courtisane*. La Vivien Graybrown by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for Courtisane *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *





In the Deep Dark Sea

23 04 2010

The Fantasy Faire will be coming to a close April 25. If you have not visited, I urge you to splurge a little on the other side of life in SL—a life of role playing and mermaids, fairies and tinies. It’s well worth the expense to expand your horizons.

In the Deep Dark Sea

The first night I walked the Mer Market at the Faire, I came upon a most glorious creature floating and flipping around in an amazingly… well, shrimp-like mermaid outfit. Pyewicket Tiger was the creator of his own beautiful mermaid ensemble, and I *had* to have one. I chose a mystical sea unicorn, which is unisex and fits me very well (though I admit it removed the beard). I purchased a skin in his underwater cavern to match and make what you see here.

In the Deep Dark Sea

Also available at the Faire are the AOs and poses and dances. I set into motion dances by yuuki Solo to snap some of these shots. Swirling around in graceful pirouettes and swirls, fins fluttering in radiant color in the cool deep sea is mesmerizing and relaxing to watch. I purchased Sala Snook’s brilliant Mermaid AO and watched myself tread water and swim from store to store, slipping through the water like a nymph.

In the Deep Dark Sea

“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea”
~ e. e. cummings

Skin: Glitter Skin Blue by Pyewicket Tiger for Pyewicket’s Myths at the Mer Market sim

Ensemble: Sea Unicorn by Pye Lt Blue by Pyewicket Tiger for Pyewicket’s Myths at the Mer Market sim

Eyelashes: Detour – Klee Dot Lashes by Keri Clip for Detour

Dances: +yb mer Dance2f and +yb mer Dance9 and by yuuki Solo for .:Yo bailo:. at the Mer Market sim

Animation Override: :KH: Mermaid AO by Sala Snook for :KAMI-HITOE: at the Mer Market sim





Neptune’s Daughter

22 04 2010

coming up for air
rising to a very new
somewhere
coming up for air
on the last breath around

~ “Coming Up for Air” by Patty Larkin

Neptune's Daughter

Another trip to the Mer Market sim at Fantasy Faire 2010, another opportunity to look beautiful. This time I find beauty with one of Goldenstar Sands’ RFL pieces. Offered as a Kimono set for a mermaid as seen above, a strapless (or topless) mermaid as shown below or as a human kimono, this lovely ensemble can take you from sea to shore in a snap. So you can choose modesty with the gorgeous kimono or a more revealing mermaid outfit.

Neptune's Daughter

Again, I show Tuli Asturias’ beautiful Sayuri skin, which I have been wearing non stop because I am so entranced by its beauty. It is really the first skin for East Asian women that I have seen that is gorgeous and fits well.

I show also hair and jewelry from two other Fantasy Faire participants. This updo from MissAllDaySunday Lemon is a gorgeous elegant addition to her fantasy line of hair styles. See a whole selection of beautiful pieces on the Avatopia sim. Jewelry is from Tekelili Tantalus, an incredible builder who is featuring creations on the Mer Market sim as well. I was able to change the colors of the shells, seaweed, and even the pearls on these earrings to colors I wanted. And there are MANY colors available in for these—buy one set of jewelry and get never-ending variations available.

Neptune's Daughter

Last but not least, let me mention another creator who is selling at Fantasy Faire in the Mer Market sim. I discovered Bibi Questi at last year’s Faire when I was building my underwater area. She (incredibly generously) sells boxes of entire underwater landscapes that benefit RFL. Based on her own trips to the Thailand coral reefs, Bibi started making her own underwater items. “I had had an amazing dive at East of Eden, a one hour long drift dive passing hard coral reefs, coral pillars, fish schools and the giant muray [sic] John with the sun shine falling through clear blue water,” she wrote to me.

Each box she sells for RFL contains.. get this… over 100 color-matched items for transforming your sand with plant-covered coral reefs, swimming fish, fusilades of fish, individual coral reefs, sun rays, and floating jellyfish. All you need is one box and it will transform your entire underwater with much to spare.

Neptune's Daughter

This is my own underwater area at my sim, to which I added a few more of her items. The box is CHOCK full. I can’t tell you what a deal it is and how imaginatively she has made her pieces. The fish are so colorful, the reefs so true to life and the jellyfish so remarkable, you can quickly and easily create an underwater scape with an overall color scheme that works. (Much better than buying individual pieces and then having a big hodge podge).

This is what SL is about: sharing our worlds with each other. Bibi has generously and beautifully brought her very amazing experience to share with all of us. Many of the pieces you see here are available in the Midnight Reef Package (blue, pink and seagreen). You can also get the Sunset Coral Reef package (warm orange, red, brown and olive green) or the Vulcano Reef Package (black, gray, blue and white). Get all three to benefit RFL and switch things out as your mood changes.

Neptune's Daughter

On the last breath around:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Antigone Hair – Jet black by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills found on the Avatopia sim

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Sayuri tone 1 :: 03a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfits: Festival Fan Mer Yukata (B/P) – Both (Combo) by Goldenstar Sands for Safe Waters found on the Mer Market sim *

Festival Fan Fish (B/P) – Just Mermaid by Goldenstar Sands for Safe Waters found on the Mer Market sim *

Earrings: Nereid – Earring by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li! found on the Mer Market sim

Seascape: Bibi’s midnight reef package v6 by Bibi Questi for Bibi’s Coral Reef Shop found on the Mer Market sim*





Fantasy Honeymoon

21 04 2010

Well, honestly, what is a Fantasy Faire without a good wedding fantasy. I mean, come on, it IS a fantasy. Big wedding, romantic honeymoon.

Fantasy Honeymoon

This is all pretense to show one of Delora Starbrook’s offerings for RFL. With its beautifully rendered system pieces and amazing translucent skirt trimmed with silver thread (and absent ANY alpha texture problems… Delora needs to be giving half of SL a lesson in channels), this pretty piece would make a lovely honeymoon outfit (especially as it comes with optional silks for later play).

Fantasy Honeymoon

This was also a pretense to give you a glimpse at BastChild Lotus’ beautiful wedding ring, which any bride this lovely deserves. BastChild smartly includes a proposal box, engagement ring and wedding ring (as shown here). The blushing bride’s hair is coming down, as made by Truth Hawks and her gentle and anticipatory blush is provided by Tuli Asturias. (And no, there is no secret message about my own matrimonial plans in this blog.)

Fantasy Honeymoon

“Too f–ing busy, and vice versa.”
~ Dorothy Parker’s reply to her editor who was bothering her for her belated work while she was on her honeymoon

Hair: >TRUTH< Bailey – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/li) 01a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: *HD* Selah – RFL by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs available on the Elvencourt sim

Ring: .:L&B:. “Caged Love” Women’s Wedding Band – 18 kt gold by BastChild Lotus for LaPointe and Bastchild *

Shoes: Ingenue :: Dianthus :: Blush (Starlust Hunt) by Betty Doyle for Ingenue

P.S. This blog goes out with best wishes for my friend Raven Haalen and his beautiful bride, Kell Babenco. Hope they have a marvelous f–ing honeymoon! ;)








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