Behind the Smile

Behind the Smile

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Behind the Smile

A quick dose of pink today starting with this darling mesh dress that Poulet Koenkamp is selling exclusively at the Vintage & Cool Fair. With her typically excellent texture work, Poulet has taken a standard mesh dress and turned it into some girly and delightful and perfect as a vintage dress. I accessorized with new shoes from Betty Doyle that she is offering at Collabor88 (made for Slink feet and the Belleza body, which I am wearing) and a great necklace from AuroraWinter from the Body Modification Expo. A matching ring is also offered.

Behind the Smile

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ beautiful faces for the Vintage & Cool Fair. a great look for a blonde with the pink makeup and delicate lips and the cat-eye liner. A pale glowing blush compliments the face. My hair is one of Chiaki Xue’s newest, a pile of curls pulled over the shoulder to the side, mesh so it all moves with you.

Behind the Smile

Hair: *Dura-Girl*57 (Strawberry) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae Med 1 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: :: PM :: Maureen Dress in Pink MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Necklace: AURORA – Gold Rainless Necklace – Coral by AuroraWinter for AURORA, available at the Body Modification Expo

Shoes: Ingenue :: Grady Heels (Belleza) :: Rose by Betty Doyle for Ingenue, available at Collabor88

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

She Who Would Be Queen

She Who Would Be Queen

Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer. ~ Queen Latifah

She Who Would Be Queen

Put on a dress like this one from Wicca Merlin and suddenly you feel like a queen. It’s an elegant mesh template that she has made even better with gorgeous textures of netting on the body and black satiny ruffles. This is one of Wicca’s fashionable offerings for the BOSL International Fashion Week, which ends October 18. My gorgeous necklace and earrings are Maxi Gossamer’s at Fameshed, and they include a texture change script so you can choose one of six colors to match your outfit.

She Who Would Be Queen

My skin is Ivy Burner’s first attempt at selling a skin and I have to say, she has done a great job! With beautiful lips and beguiling eyes, the skin is plain enough to allow other makeups to be layered on, though I have not. She is offering this as her piece at the Body Modification Expo, and it’s a pleasant surprise. My hair is Truth Hawks’ voluminous exclusive for Mystic Realms Faire, and it comes with this crown, which has color change encompassed in the hair color HUD. It all makes me feel so royal!

She Who Would Be Queen

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Thalia with TRUTH HAIR Thalia Crown by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: ~Sassy!~ Sophie – sunkissed 02, black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Miranda Dress by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at BOSL Inernational Fashion Week *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Lyra Enchantress by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

S/He

S/He

“You and I are in a world without boundaries and our spirits flow in it like ink blots on damp paper…”

~ quoted from “Transcending Borders” by Tutsy NAvArAthnA

S/He

My pal, Tutsy Navarathna, has been a resident of SL for quite a while and has tackled a few of the issues of virtuality that we all experience. His latest movie, “Transcending Borders,” looks at gender and attraction. Besides showing the beauty of SL so evocatively, it has a great ending! (I just want to note that Tutsy makes these amazing machinima from his home in India with the crappy internet that is inherent with living there. Bow before his amazing skills!)

Meanwhile, Genre has taken on the theme of “Androgyny,” which dovetails nicely with my recent online series obsession, “Transparent,” on Amazon. It’s a full-on examination of the many flavors of being sexual and gendered with the common issues of family dynamics, living in LA, growing up, being Jewish, and love, of course. I highly recommend it.

The suit I am wearing, from Poosykat LittleBoots, is the ideal look for a “low femme,” as one of the characters in “Transparent” labels this. This tailored suit is full mesh and fits perfectly. Platform heel boots from ThePierrot complete the look And I chose a neutral polish for my nails from Giela Delpaso.

S/He

A short men’s cut from TOmmy Fairplay is perfect for this look. With a long top that is insouciantly swept back and a great hairbase, the hair is ideal for men but really suits me too, and is one of his featured looks at The Liaison Collaborative.

The best part of the look is Mochi Milena’s skin, one she made just for this round at Genre. Supplied with the skins, of course, are all the appliers you might need but she also gives you a variety of cleavages from completely male to buxomly female with boi and girl in between. She also provides several shapes, which transform the skins from softly masculine to nicely feminine. I wore it on my shape as is, and it made an ideal look. Mochi also includes a bunch of makeups to femme up your look. If there ever was a skin to explore the spectrum of sexuality and gender representation, this is it.

S/He

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Archer Non-Rigged Mesh by TOmmy Fairplay for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Skin: [PF] Ashley <Peach> – Lid 01 (black – thin) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel, available at Genre *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Outfit: Renegade Marquis Suit Jacket by Poosykat LittleBoots for Faster Pussycat, available at Genre

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: C L A Vv. Platform Boots I Choco by ThePierrot for C L A Vv., available at Genre

Poses: .mien. [ equal ] by Connie Stratten for .mien., available at Genre *

The Cats are Back!

The Cats are Back!

“What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?’
‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said.
‘No?’ said Coraline.
‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The Cats are Back

The cats are back—the KittyCatS, that is. As per the season, two new breeds have come out for Halloween—Scarecrows and Monster Mash. I personally like the monsters as they are more my speed but the scarecrows are winsome and darling. I think it’s the blinking eyeballs on the heads that grabbed my heart. Who can resist a big eyeball? (The one on my head, incidentally, is going to be a gift at KittyCatS when Callie gets it out. Check in a few days. And she will have a couple gifts at the Fright Fair as well.)

This new dress from Ariadna Garrigus comes with a texture-change HUD that gives you one of three darling designs. I preferred this pattern because it reflected the colors of the KittyCatS and has an autumnal look. My shoes are Kenadeecole’s great set at the Body Modification Expo and fit both Slink and Belleza feet (which is good because I am still wearing the Belleza Mesh body). They are sexy defined.

The Cats are Back

I found this darling skin from Inka Mexicola had an affinity for the hair Mina Nakamura just put out. Inka has put the skin out at the Candy Fair with a number of delightful candy-colored lip and brow colors, so they could make your sweet look shine. Mina has this great hair for the Mystic Realms Faire, perfect for an adventuring woman with its ragged ends and implied messiness. And my orange eyeball and blue horns look great with it! And it’s really all about the big eyeball.

The Cats are Back

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: Essences – Ingrid (CandyFair) medium01 *makeup02* Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Candy Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – clarity – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: ***ArisAris AA61 In The world by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Hat: blue horns and orange eye by Callie Cline for KittyCats (gift!) *

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Belleza)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Featured guests: KittyCats Monster Mash and Scarecrow by KittyCats for KittyCats, available at Fright Fest *

Lulu

Lulu

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.

~ Dorothy Parker

 

Lulu

This dress from Pixivor Allen has been in my inventory for a while now, waiting for the best look and I finally was able to get it together. The dress itself, fully mesh, is an almost vintage satin dress with a deep brown autumn hue so I dressed it up with deco jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler and darling wrapped shoes made for Belleza or Slink feet from Klari55a. (These shoes include a HUD for changing multiple parts of the shoe for easy dress up.)

Lulu

I also had this skin from Nena Helix in my inventory, always intending to wear it with a more ethereal look and this was the ticket, especially with special make up that Constance Daehlie made for a past Genre round that adds the drama I need to this look. Of course, the other inspiration for this look is Queue Marlowe’s newest hair, a darling look with a pin curl up front and flowing flexi locks.

Lulu

Hair: AD – qake (FITTED) – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Dark) by Nina Helix for Birdy

Makeup: #adored – gibson girl – full face by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – woodsman – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: AlaFolie-FRANCE by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Magdalene necklace – Coffee 1 by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: .:KC:. IBIZA Luxury Heels for Belleza High by Klari55a for KC Couture

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Isobel

Isobel

in a heart full of dust
lives a creature called lust
it surprises and scares
like me
like me

~ “Isobel” by Bjork

Isobel

While I photo’d and documented this blog entry, I listened to a mix of Bjork and PJ Harvey on YouTube so my look is a combination of the two (kind of like this amazing performance of “Satisfaction” by the pair). And speaking of amazing, this dress that Kinu Mayako has made for the Mystic Realms Faire is a strappy sexy look with a wonderful color change HUD for the straps on the top and the underlying part, the skirt and the arm cuffs. Then I paired it with a strappy set of platforms from Poulet Koenkamp that include a texture-change HUD as well. I will remark that these are Slink-compatible but fit the Belleza body feet just fine. My necklace is from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus and include 4 metals and 10 gems, available exclusively at the Body Modification Expo.

Isobel

My ‘do is one of Truth Hawks’ new fantasy hairs for the Mystic Realms Faire. With his great texture-change HUD, I was able to choose this great color combo. Sawsan Secretspy has released this lovely skin for Designer Showcase and I dressed it up with eye liner from Constance Daehlie and lips from Mocksoup Graves. I like when a skin is plain enough that a third party makeup works well on it. This is pretty seamless.

Isobel

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Olinda by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Marita Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyeliner: #adored – go to liners – curlt up by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Nerd Purple Lipstain (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – alchemist – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Anawyn by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: L&B “Pear Drop” Necklace by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild,  available at the Body Modification Expo *

Shoes:  :: PM :: Croco Boots -all colors by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Power

Power

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Power

Power, besides being the focus of thousands of graduate courses in humanities, is the focus of this look. Shai Delacroix has come out with this set, a merry widow with thigh high boots and a mask, for a look that is absolutely drop dead without being slutty. In fact, this is how a woman of power looks—she knows what she wants to show and what she doesn’t have to. And this look is feminine, not macho, so our powerful woman is all woman from her puffy sleeves to her lacey frills. The mesh has a great shiny materials to it, so crank it up for maximum effect.

I accessorized with pieces from the Body Modification Expo. My choker, from Pamela22 Igaly, is akin to the ethnic rings piled on but more modern with a texture-change HUD for different metal choices. My ring is a sexy mesh piece from Shina Shan that serves both sexes.

Power

Shyla Diggs is coming out with a new set of skins for The Liaison Collaborative. They have vibrant makeups for a wilder look. This red shadow/red lip is perfect for my intentions, providing this pop of color to intensify the presentation. They match perfectly, of course, with Tricky Boucher’s body, which I am wearing. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ new ones for the Mystic Realms Faire. It comes with horns but, while I am sexy, I am not horny. Power!

Power

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Neria by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: -Belleza- Brooke TLC Pale 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Corset: *Shai* Chantel Lace Corset by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Choker: Bokeh – Abuk Necklace ‘all colors’ by Pamela22 Igaly for Bokeh, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Ring: .:E.A.Studio:. Tribal Wings Ring Silver by Shina Shan for Eclipse Art Studio, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Crop: [NN] – Crop by Nastasia Tuqiri for NaughtyNaughty

Boots: *Shai* Chantel High Boots by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Poses byTutys for Tutys