Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee

You can’t serve up hearts like cherries jubilee. ~ Leonard Bailey

Cherries Jubilee

Some people put together a delicious dessert for New Year’s Eve. Me? I have cherries from Moonbubble Gothly on this bubble dress, available in ten delicious flavors, including cherries. Torn tights from Erratic Rain, combat boots from Khai Sinister (they still look great), and ancient cherry earrings from Antonia Marat (ever wonder why my inventory so huge?) make this look sweet as a cherry!

Cherries Jubilee

If my face and body look a little different, it’s because I am wearing a darling new shape from Sophia Rossen. Her face is winsome and while I think her legs are little thin, it makes sense as she is a petite one. I am wearing one of the limited edition skins Luciayes Magic made for the Limited Bazaar over her shape, and it’s a testament to the skin and shape that they work together so well. I think it’s absolutely lovely, especially with those cherry red glossy lips. My hair is one of Chiaki Xue’s newest—good for a boy or a girl.

Cherries Jubilee

New Year’s Eve with a cherry on top!

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*39(Black) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: LIMITED BAZAR Emily MC by Luciayes Magic for Swallow, available at the Limited Bazaar

Shape: Sophistishapes – JESS bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: [ bubble ] Balloon Cherry Dress by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Stockings: erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / black by Erratic Rain for erratic

Earrings: /artilleri/ cherry earring by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_NudeManicure by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Boots: <TheAbyss> NAU Combat Boots_FEM by Khai Sinister for <TheAbyss>

FLECHA sculpted cherry by Flecha Warwillow for FLECHA

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations

The Tux

The Tux

The thing about a tuxedo is that it is virile and feminine at the same time. ~ Catherine Deneuve

The Tux

Only in SL is the tuxedo required apparel for every man alive. In most places, the tuxedo is the domain of the privileged class or the penguins in the opera. It’s like we demand men be dashing when really all they want to wear is jeans. I don’t mind this one bit—if we dress them up here, certainly that can transfer to some real life formality?

The tux I have on is the mesh brainchild of Paul Lapointe. Not only did he convert his amazing system piece-and-prim tuxes to mesh but he includes with them a hud for choosing elements of the tuxedo. So when I put this sucker on, I had four choices for each of lapel style, pants color, tie texture and vest. I ended up with something a bit conservative, I grant you, but I wanted to show men it’s ok to wear a tux. You won’t look like a goof!

The Tux

My shape comes courtesy of Gil Warwillow, who cooked this up for girly little me and who will be selling them in the future. I feature Reishiprophet’s handsome and sexy Zan skin. I had tried many shapes on with this skin and the skin fit over each amazingly well and retained its handsomeness without looking like a mask of sameness on each shape. That’s the mark of a great skin, in my opinion. My hair is a little top poof from Kavar Cleanslate which, along with my retro glasses from Laika SaintLouis, gives this almost a tinge of nostalgic Buddy Holly.

The Tux

“The idea behind the tuxedo is the woman’s point of view that men are all the same; so we might as well dress them that way. That’s why a wedding is like the joining together of a beautiful, glowing bride and some guy. The tuxedo is a wedding safety device, created by women because they know that men are undependable. So in case the groom chickens out, everybody just takes one step over, and she marries the next guy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Hair: ::Exile:: Revolver:Sable by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – trailhair_clean_hair by Reishiprophet for –Nivaro- *

Shape: Distinctive Shapes By Gil – Corbin Shape by Gil Warwillow

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Tuxedo: L&B Mesh (SM) “Modern Black Open Tuxedo” by Paul Lapointe forLapointe and Bastchild *

Glasses: Alphavillain – Samuel Glasses (Black) by Laika SaintLouis for Alphavillain

Shoes: .:L&B:. Couture dress shoes :Snakeskin 2 buckles by Paul Lapointe forLapointe and Bastchild *

Number 1000

Number 1000

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~ Lao Tzu

Number 1000

This is post 1000. I never thought I would get here, even at post 900. I was going to push, and I certainly did with the KittyCats posts and Barely’s help (I almost feel guilty but I did some large posts of my own recently). I remember I was so amazed at getting to post 500. And here I am, on such an auspicious day.

I wanted to wear something glamorous and fashionable, so I threw this together from elements I had to make a spectacular, albeit dark, holiday outfit. First there is this sexy little peplum mesh leather dress from Ivy Burner, who is the queen of sexy and little. I shrugged on a little jacket that LeeZu Baxter had made a couple months ago for a limited edition event, so don’t go looking for this one. And I slipped on gloves from Eshi Otawara, which I modified.

I modifed them to match the magenta booties from Onyx LeShelle. I wanted something chic and sculptural for this look, and these boots provided it, but not until I slipped on stockings with a back seam from Bax Coen was the look complete.

Number 1000

I am showing Sachi Vixen’s newest skin—Meghan. Sachi’s newest skins are so delectable, now with some of the brashness gone and some new glow and energy in the faces and bodies. Her faces are pure delight and beauty, with a variety of makeups and blessedly, eyebrow layers for matching to hair.

Number 1000

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa

Hair: [LeLutka]-RYKIEL hair – IrishRed by Thora Charron for LeLutka

Skin: AE Skins – Meghan T2 Magenta with AE Eyebrow Tattoo Red T2 by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Aspen (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Jacket: Yriin Jacket /black by LeeZu! by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! (limited edition)

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Milan leather dress – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~

Gloves: Deadly Kitten by Eshi Otawara Gloves by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara *

Choker: :::Sn@tch Languid Gothic Ribbon Choker::: by Ivey Deschanels for Sn@tch

Stockings: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Black 35 Seams by Bax Coen for BAX *

Boots: Maitreya Alexa Wedges * Magenta by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Kitty Cats & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

As expected, the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar has a very special gift the day before Christmas. This holiday, KittyCatS is offering this exclusive snowball kitten made just for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. With blue tints and snowflakes over a field of snow white fur, this very pretty kitty can be found in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar—for anyone who clicks. This kitty is fully functional and breedable, with cuddles and petting available. What a beautiful creature for a cozy holiday.

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Find this beautiful, exclusive KittyCat at the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar.

Kitty Cats & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Today’s gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is a set of bracelets for men or women, left wrist or right, from Ansor Hoorenbeek of Hoorenbeek. Hoorenbeek, as everyone knows, is the go-to place for men’s wear (and some women’s too).

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Find this great gift before tomorrow’s grand offering at  the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar.

Caramel

Caramel

“I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragrant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden color of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.” ~ Jenny Colgan

Caramel

Caramel was the best word that came to mind when I looked at this outfit. Caramel is so rich and warm and sweet and really, it’s an adult taste. Start out on this caramel treat with a top and skirt in brown and copper from Poulet Koenkamp and then accompany it with stockings from Bax Coen and new jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler (as seen at TDR Fusion). The sugar on top are Bax’s newest books—ankle boots with variable accents. I put these beauties on and was ready to stomp all over the grid, showing them off.

Caramel

Then add this limited edition skin from NatalieWells. Only 30 copies of each skin tone will be available and it comes with six eyeshadows and six lipsticks. No one else will look quite like you on the grid if you get your hands on this skin. My hair is Kavar Cleanslate’s offering for The Attic @ The Deck. It includes a cute tiara/hair jewelry piece I don’t show here. I love how it’s teased up in back. He is the master of mesh hair!

Caramel

“[P]erhaps you can smell caramel wafting through the evening breeze, beneath the crisp scent of the autumn leaves. A subtle sweetness at the edges of the cold.” ~ Erin Morgenstern

Hair: ::Exile:: Waiting for Tonight:Cranberry by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at My Attic @ The Deck *

Skin: Deesses: Sasha – Natural – Cappuccino with Deesses: Sasha – Eyeshadow 1 and Deesses: Sasha – Lipstick 2 by NatalieWells for Deesses *

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Top: :: PM :: Lua Top in Brown by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations*

Skirt: :: PM :: Milana Skirt in Copper by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations*

Stockings: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Black 35 Seams by Bax Coen for BAX *

Jewelry: (Kunglers) TDR Fusion #002 – Bracelet, Necklace and Ring by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at TDR Fusion *

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_BrownYellowGradient by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Boots: BAX Foxy Boots Earth by Bax Coen for BAX *

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Only Barely could make being a scruffy slob look so good. I asked him why he was so grungy and he said, “No reason. But don’t I look awesome?” Instead of a dour look, I posed him in true form, dancing and bowing to the gods of alt country.

What Barely's Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Dura – Chiaki Xue – Boys&Girls 31 in Dark Brown

Skin – Nivaro – ReishiProphet Resident – Emerson in Summertone

Beard – Nivaro – ReishiProphet – kingbeard_black

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Periwinkle

Hoodie – Ducknipple – beanster Potato – Hoodie

Jeans – Connors – Salah Axel – JEANS R&L/R in Black

Shoes – Ollie – Styx Maven – Low Tops Shoes DIRT *Checker Version