Fierce (Sorta)

31 10 2011

Fierce (Sorta)

I had intended to do a really fierce Halloween look, something otherworldly and spooky and amazing… and then Callie brought the Halloween Kittycats over and my ferocity was  ruined.

Fierce (Sorta)

My fierce look starts with this intricate ensemble from Cutea Benelli, the goddess of imagination and creativity. Assembled from bones and a curiously “data-textured” fabric, this bat-like fabrication is one of the many weird dreams pulled from Cutea’s subconscious. What is particularly delightful about this piece is the external spine in back and the eruption of bones in the skirt. It’s ghoulish and scary and perfectly ferocious.

Fierce (Sorta)

What makes it even more ferocious is this seasonal skin from Sissy Pessoa, a silver version with blood red lips that comes with fang and dripping blood add-ons (which I am glad she made as makeup because I just don’t enjoy wearing blood on my face). My eyes are piercing red ones from Ikon Innovia, who made them for the RP set. They are perfect for this look.

Fierce (Sorta)

Well as always, it comes back to the cats—the cute little Kittycats. Rezzed on each side of me they made perfect little guards, like little feline sentinels. That was pretty scary, especially since they have fangs and those widow’s peaks on their faces and eerie looking eyes. But then Callie told me to click and interact, choosing fly. Next thing I knew I was on a broom with one of the little kittens staring adoringly at me. Gosh darn it. I went from fierce to wanting to cuddle the little guy (which I did with the “interact” command). Then I was tossing a ball at him and my glaring red eyes were twinkling and I was talking baby talk. *sigh*

Fierce (Sorta)

Fierce to cuddly in 10 seconds flat…. Happy Halloween!

Hair: *Dura-Girl*27(Black) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Baiastice_Karin-silver-make up 3- BK+hair by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Red (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Ensemble: grim bros black wireweb faerie by Cutea Benelli for Grim Bros

Kittens available at Kittycats





Sweet Love

30 10 2011

Sweet Love

Anita was born in 1987 and her mom named her after Anita Baker, who sang the song “Sweet Love,” which Anita’s mom and dad danced to the first night they met. Now Anita is all grown up (and blesses fate that her mom didn’t hear Whitney that first night).

Her mother didn’t only give her a beautiful name but also a gorgeous face and tremendous sense of style. Anita loves going out dancing, hoping she will meet a man like her daddy, who served in Iraq in 1992 and more recently 2003-2007, when he was killed in duty. He was a strong man, a disciplined man and a loving man, and Anita hopes she will find a man as good as he was.

Sweet Love

Anita makes sure she is dressed to the nines, showing off all her best assets. This dress from Nicky Ree shows Anita’s best curves with its low cut top and salsa skirt cut up the leg. The bright modern colors express her joy in life, and the ruffles look great when dancing. Anita loves quality and Nicky serves it up in loads. (And she got it on sale at Nicky Ree’s, where there is a sale going on right now through November 3, which makes it extra special!) Her shoes are the latest from Pixieplumb Flanagan with a color-changing top, soles and hardware and a sexy wrap-around look.

Sweet Love

Her natural makeup (and skin) are courtesy of Meghindo Romano. With its great coloring, sensual and sexy elements, and truly African-American facial features, it’s a gorgeous look for Anita. Her hair, piled high in beautiful waves, is courtesy of Queue Marlowe, who recently came out with another set of hair, all named after trigonometric functions. As always, Queue’s gorgeous curls frame the face and make this Anita as beautiful as her mother was 25 years ago when she met the man of her dreams.

Sweet Love

With all my heart I love you, baby
Stay with me and you will see
My arms will hold you, baby
Never leave, ’cause I believe
I’m in love, sweet love….

Hair: .b – tangent black by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: {Meghindo’s} ~ BLK ~  Au Naturelle ~ Dark ~ by Meghindo Romano for {Meghindo’s}

Shape: Made by me

Makeup: Miamai_LesMakeups_Eyeliner 02 by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: *DNR* Robin Dress Violet by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *

Necklace: Mariposa: Simplicity: Purple (Necklace) by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa (no longer available)

Earrings: (PixelDolls) Earrings . Valois . Gold . Amethyst (MESH) by Dolce Blackflag for PixelDolls *

Bangles: Mariposa: Jewels: Aubade Purple Bangles by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa (no longer available)

Nails: [PM]Sculpted Nails V3. – Jori Edition by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode

Shoes: BM Ultimate Vanessa by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *





Tavi, Grown Up

29 10 2011

Tavi, Grown-Up

Last year I did an homage to Tavi Gevinson, the now 15 year old blogger from Oak Park, Illinois, who goes to high school, dresses up like many girls, and hangs out with Anna Wintour at fashion shows. I had put together this outfit, wondering what I might say about it but realizing that it might be something she would wear when she got a little older.

Tavi, Grown-Up

As a young adult (in my imagination), Tavi has contacts, an older face, and a more sophisticated style (not so much piled up) in my mind but lots of Tavi still shows through. First the dress from Sonatta Morales, a vintage beauty with horizontal stripes. Sonatta is one of SL’s premier vintage gown makers, and this stunner is typical of her quality. The bodice is exquisitely rendered from the gathered top to the satin strips along the decollatage to the buttons on the sleeves. It’s this kind of couture detail that would appeal to a young lady like Tavi.

Tavi, Grown-Up

What makes this look so Tavi is this skin from Gala Phoenix, a new release in her line called “The Visitor,” which has varying ranges of makeup, from fantastic to simply ethereal. I loved the yellowy green lips and eye makeup in this skin. However, she includes eyebrows and lip options so green lips could go to pink with one simple addition. And because she includes eyebrows, you can choose a more “alien” eyebrowless look or tattoo on one of three color options.

Tavi, Grown-Up

“People. I’m friends with spirits and ghosts and orbs but humanity can freak me out. Oh, and some Internet memes.” ~ Tavi Gevinson

Hair: [ Love Soul ] Hair*036-A*Honey Blonde(Click to resize) by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Light] The Visitor-Area 51 2 with :GP: The Visitor-Ginger Brows by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Warm Silver (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Sonatta Morales *8* Gold Song by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales

Necklace: Dark Mouse Divine Deco Necklace – Copper by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Black by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya





It’s Raining…

28 10 2011

It's Raining...

It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
Bumped his head in the middle of the bed
Couldn’t get up in the morning…

It's Raining...

Every morning I have gotten up lately (and that’s at 4 am every day), it’s been raining and dark and chilly. But I don’t care! Dress warmly enough and carry an umbrella, I say. That’s why I donned a sweater from Nyte Caligari over a tank top with jeans from Rob Moonites.

Keeping my feet comfy cozy are boots from Gospel Voom… MESH! Yes, because I wanted to put on Gos’ shiny vinyl wellingtons, I experienced mesh. I put my virtual toesies into these boots and experienced the joy of bending my ankle and seeing the boot go with it. Gos has just released some new texture packs as well that allow you to not only have colored boots but textured boots. They can be plugged in the same way his textures from his Docs work. (I personally like the white duckies on a blue background.)

It's Raining...

I put on a skin from moon Meiyo for this rainy day look. The smoky makeup, combined with Ikon Innovia’s dark brown eyes, gives this look a sort of moodiness without looking down. My hair is a brand new one from Mina Nakamura with this totally cute slouchy hat. She has made it so it has a texture changer so if red fair isle is not your desire, there are 11 others to choose from.

It's Raining...

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hair: MINA Hair – Shara – RBR05 with MINA TKO HairBase RBR05 by Mina Nakamura for MINA Hair *

Skin: MyDear]Eldora Skin– Sunkiss #6 by moon Meiyo for MyDear Skin *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Jeans: *MNA* Love Denims 2 by RobMoonites1977 for FIR & MNA *

Top: Nyte’N’Day – Division Sweater – Berry by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day

Boots: [Gos] MESH Wellingtons – 12 Colour FATPACK by Gospel Voom for GOS *

Pose: ::LISP:: Streetlamp with Poses – Smaller Avi v2 by Pandora Popstar for LISP Bazaar





Redhead Walking

26 10 2011

Redhead Walking

When ginger hair gets all fired up
She beats them in the night
That redhead walking, uh
Don’t get close
She’ll warn you with her growl
She’s a bud cuttin’, star studded, leather chested girl
Out there a redhead walkin’
Redhead walkin’

Redhead Walking

What’s got this redhead walkin’ today? A great new outfit from Ramses Meredith. The god of men’s skins (check out his boys—smokin’) also makes clothing for men and women, and this sexy ensemble is one of his offerings. With a fur coat (made of “faux fur”—no breedables were hurt in the assembly of this piece), stitched up leather pants and strap-wrapped boots (with a hand hud that resizes on X, Y, and Z coordinates), this ensemble is for the wickedest redhead.

Redhead Walking

My wicked red hair comes courtesy of Emilie Carter with spikes and cowl licks in all the right places. My smokey-eyed skin is one of Silent Alchemi’s beauties with luscious red lips and sophisticated features. Piercing blue eyes jump out at you, made gorgeous by Ikon Innovia. Finally, Matchbook Monday made these great earrings to go with her Requiem necklace.

Redhead Walking

Yeah, she’ll cut your heart like diamonds
End of story
You bet you’re gonna lose it to that hellbound crimson glory
There — a redhead walkin’
A redhead walkin’
A redhead walkin’
Heed what this wise man says
Keep away from redheads…

“Redhead Walking” ~ R.E.M.

Hair: 99Hair -Kerry v3 –r1 by Emelie Carter for 99 Elephants

Skin: *Birth* Abi Skin (honeytone) Scarlett by Silent Alchemi for *Birth* *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit (with boots): Egoisme Mink Oufit WOMEN  copy by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme *

Tops: [SG*] Happy Mania – Black (shirt) by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye (no longer available)

Earrings: : Amorous : Requiem by Matchbook Monday for Amorous





Read My Lips

25 10 2011

Read My Lips

I found out about a hilarious viral YouTube thing that I feel inclined to share simply because everyone needs a little Bad Lip Reading. The creator learned to read lips when his mom became deaf and has since used his talents to read the lips of musicians and even better—politicians. This is what HE sees when he reads lips.

Read My Lips

“I will force spiders and badgers on the enemy. And get them all to shut up.” ~ Mitt Romney (Bad Lip Reading)

“And when I buy stickers for folks in prison, I bring milk, not backyard meth. It’s a prison party!” ~ Michelle Bachman (Bad Lip Reading)

“The jam was over. Think about it, cowboy, cuz I do.” ~ President Barack Obama (Bad Lip Reading)

I can’t help but interject here with a little write up about what I have on. First a great dress from Miko Omegamu, who proves once again that system pieces can be done well and that sculpties need only be the icing on the cake. Shoes are some marvelous wonders from the ladies at N-core, Clair and Nuria, which make my legs look they go up to there. (OMG those ankles!)

Read My Lips

“What’s good is to get these goats for our computer industry!” ~ Rick Perry (Bad Lip Reading)

“The night is young now, baby, we could shoot a Russian Unicorn.“ ~ Michael Buble (Bad Lip Reading)

“I can’t think when I gotta poo….” ~ Will.i.am with Black Eyed Peas (Bad Lip Reading)

My skin, with the lips you HAVE to read, is from Mallory Cowen. Eyes are from my fave, Ikon Innovia. And pearls are something I had lying around from London Armidi. Oh.. an my hair! Truth’ Hawks’ newest updo and he’s offering hairbases with this one. Check it out. Sexy!

Read My Lips

“Now why did youdecide to treat me like I didn’t understand trignonometry and Tai Chi—inverse cosine (see?). Oh my gosh, there’s never gonna be a better Padawan than me.” ~ Miley Cyrus (Bad Lip Reading)

Hair: >TRUTH< Isla w/Roots – cocoa and Truth Hairbase – cocoa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Thea [Peach] 03 by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: *ICING* Shimmy – Blue by Miko Omegamu for *ICING* *

Necklace: {Armidi Gisaci} Valencia Pearl Necklace – Classy by London Armidi for Armidi

Shoes: N-core CHIC “Marine” by Claire Messenger and Nuria Augapfel for N-core





Cock Your Hat

24 10 2011

Cock Your Hat

Cock your hat – angles are attitudes. ~ Frank Sinatra

Cock Your Hat

Put on a hat, give it a tilt, and suddenly you have a little more attitude. I can’t help but have a little attitude too because I am wearing some great stuff. Start with this top from Salah Axel. With a translucent layer over a very simple bra, this top has the details that make it more than a texture that’s marked as transparent. First there are the pulls and wrinkles at the seams and the stretch around the arms where the gaps show.

I wear with some great little knickers from Drinkinstein Sorbet, available at Collabor88. I love the color name and love the details—the yoke in back, the wrinkles, the little sculpty cuffs. They look great with my new shoes from Angelic Lefevre, who gives you a little hud with them to control the sole color and change the socks to over 20 different colors and textures. I, of course, chose argyle, ‘cuz I have attitude.

Cock Your Hat

The hat giving me all this ‘tude comes with a hair from chiaki Xue. She collaborated with mappy Handrick on a number of pieces using his hats with her hair underneath. This little redheaded bun is ideal for this look. My skin is another wondrous new pieces by Gala Phoenix. She has created a new delicate set with her typical gorgeous features—the collarbone, the beautiful lips, the gorgeous details—freckles, wrinkles and shoulder blades. And oh, those eyebrows!

Cock Your Hat

And all your future lies beneath your hat. ~ John Oldham

Hair (with hat): Dura x ARAI02 Flower (Brown)resize by mappy Handrick and chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] Dainty-Cupcake 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: *Connors* L/S SEE-THROUGH TSUJIGAHANA by Salah Axel for *Connors*

Knickers: The Sea Hole – Velvet Knee Length Knickers – HoneyPot by Drinkinstein Sorbet  for The Sea Hole, available at Collabor88

Shoes (with socks): [Candy wedge ]Choco by Angelic Lefevre for Angelic Lefevre Couture





Autumn

22 10 2011

Autumn

I am slowly moving from summer to winter through the beautiful colors of fall and coming to grips with what’s coming up.

Autumn

I know I have flogged the autumn theme to death but I really love fall. I love the colors, the fact that you can layer on more clothes, that you sleep so deeply in the cool air. I can pull out a nice turtleneck sweater, like this one from Jamie Holmer, and wear it! This sweater is great too because the hem is not a big poofy, frumpy piece but a shaped hem around the hips with great use of shadows and light to emphasize the shape. I really hate those frumpy sculpty sweater bottoms.

My skirt is a cutie from Kyon Torok, who has several cute pieces for low prices. And I popped a little extra color in with a bright yellow scarf from hiwinyu Fazuku and tights from Yurin Wirefly. Finally, I don some old but STILL amazing boots from Fallingwater Cellardoor. All prim (no sculpties)!

Autumn

I am wearing Mallory Cowen’s absolutely gorgeous new skin, Lovisa. This is a dicey skin because it could easily look very young on the wrong shape (which is no different than how redheads are in RL—with pale skin and no makeup and a round face, a young look is inevitable). Mallory generously gives us very minimal makeup skins in this set and we are allowed to dress up as we please. That’s why I wore one of her eyeliners to push this skin over the legal age.

I top it all off with one of Truth Hawks’ newest hairs, and I have to say that his true forte is with these long wavy styles. I put this on and knew this was going to be one of my favorite styles. OK, yeah, I admit it. My SL fantasy includes having long wavy red hair just like this. Gorgeous!

Autumn

Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist. ~ Takayuki Ikkaku

Hair: >TRUTH< Lilia – carrot by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Lovisa [Peach] 01 with LAQ ~ Eye makeup 01a by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Sweater: INDI Designs – Knit Turtleneck Sweater brown by Jamie Holmer for INDI Designs *

Skirt: ::humming:: browndenimSkirt by Kyon Torok for ::humming::

Scarf: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Wide Scarf by hiwinyu Fazuku for Mr. Poet

Tights: -Collect*- Party tights_aaa/So by Yurin Wirefly for :::::: Collect (no longer available)

Boots: (Shiny Things) Old Boots – brown by Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things)





Rachel

20 10 2011

Rachel

At the coffeehouse I frequent, I often see a pretty girl curled up in the corner with her laptop perched on her knees. She is always raptly involved in whatever it is she’s doing—blogging, writing her memoirs, chatting on IMVU :P

Rachel

She’s a pretty young thing into a sort of free flowing pretty look—scarves tied around her waist over flowered skirts and blousy tops that show off her young toned tan arms. This is a pretty good representation of her. First I show Zaara Kohime’s newest blouse, rendered in Zaara’s distinctively wonderful textures with her amazingly ingenious assemblage. She combines a string-tied ruffled collar on top with a pretty ruffled hem on the bottom for this pretty piece.

Rachel

I combine it with a funky boho skirt from Gocha Merlin over shoes from Trill Zapatero. If you look closely, you will see I wear feetsies with these. Taking advantage of multiple attachment points, I can combine Siddean Munro’s cute feet with these sandals and make a great look.

My skin is a delicate lovely face from Monicuzza Babenco with a knowing sexy smile. My hair is a gorgeous long one with little braids casually plaited in to create that sort of casual hippy look that suits a girl like Rachel.

Rachel

Coffee, a laptop, and a free afternoon….

Hair: >TRUTH< Agnes 3 (Upper) – treacle and >TRUTH< Agnes 3 (Lower) – treacle by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *YS & YS* Linda – 01 Nude by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS* *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: Zaara : Shyla blouse *canary* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Skirt: !gO!  Gypsy Life violet by Gocha Merlin for !gO!

Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Low by Siddean Munro for SLink

Shoes: BoHo HoBo Sandals () by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo





October Fest

19 10 2011

October Fest

The fall colors have peaked in my area, which means the brightest trees are now dropping their leaves and the village is shoveling them into humongous piles in the middle of the street early in the morning. Leaves get piled up like snow here—huge soft piles of orange and yellow and red and brown–and they come and take it all away.

October Fest

There is something so glorious about this change of season despite the fact that I am not looking forward to winter. It’s nature’s final glorious gasp before settling down for a long sleep. That’s why this pretty ensemble is so apt—it’s an homage to October and perfect for this transitional weather. I start with a soft comfy cowl-neck sweater from Betty Doyle, topping one of Leezu Baxter’s newest skirts with tweedy texture and coordinating accents, and a flirty fun sculpty ruffle. Long socks from Maria Gherardi (get the pack—very versatile) and cute boots from Ivanka Akina round out the look.

October Fest

Of course, my look is about the details. My hair is a darling new ‘do from chiaki Xue, a take on Emma Watson’s pixie cut. I love this look—carefree, lively, feminine. If I could carry off a pixie in RL, I totally would (though it would mean frequent hair cuts.. hmm). My skin is one of Gala Phoenix’s fall shades with lovely warm coloring. Glasses are from MandyMandy McMillan. I don’t need to tell you twice, however, how versatile they are with color-changing frame and lenses. And where am I going with my suitcase? Well, nowhere really but it sure looks cute, especially since it’s a bargain find from Taki Lowey.

October Fest

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus

Hair: *Dura-Girl*27(Sienna) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] Fall-Hazy 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: Ingenue :: Gamine  :: Mustard by Betty Doyle for Ingenue *

Skirt: Sissy Linen Skirt /gold by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Stockings: [MG fashion] knitted socks – orange by Maria Gherardi for [MG Fashion]

Glasses: .:*December*:. Glasses No.46 by MandyMandy McMillan for .:*December*:.

Scarf: .Versace.foulard.serie fantasy.15 by Gio Sak

Suitcase: magi take suitcase [ brown ] by Take Lowey for magi take shop

Boots: *IA* INDEPENDENT Boot(brown) by Ivanka Akina for Ivanka Akina Fashion Store








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