Hesitation Blues

Hesitation Blues

Now there’s rocks down in the ocean and there’s fish in the sea,
I know you mean the whole world to me.
How long, dear, must I have to wait?
Can I get you now, dear, mm, must I hesitate?

I got them Hesitation Stockings, I got them Hesitation Shoes,
Lord knows I got them Hesitation Blues.
Tell me, how long do I have to wait?
Why, can I get you now, dear, mm, must I hesitate?

~ “Hesitation Blues” by Larry Golding, featuring Madeleine Peyroux

Hesitation Blues

A blues song hardly seems to go with this outfit unless you consider how sultry it is when Madeleine Peyroux sings it. Her languid, melodic voice is perfect for this time of summer as is this gorgeous outfit from Sienia Trevellion when I was previewing District 5. (Yeah, I actually go SHOP and you can too because it opened today.) She is offering the top and skirt separately, rather than as an outfit, so you could have the option to purchase one or the other. I would recommend the skirt first. The top fits a little hinky but has a great texture, so how can one resist? (Note: Sienia IM’d later that she had worked on the rigging and reissued the top. I have tried it on and it’s much better!) I matched Maxi Gossamer’s new necklace for Collabor88 with the look and great bangles from Zaara Kohime, who still has some of THE BEST textures. Zozicon has made up special nails for District 5 with shooting stars!

Hesitation Blues

My lovely long locks are one of Shylah Honey’s contributions to District 5. The hair comes with a great texture-change HUD so I went all the way with this ginger ombre to pick up the oranges in the outfit and accentuate the blues and greens.  My absolutely gorgeous makeup is one of Shyla Diggs’ pieces at Collabor88, one of her typically sensuous color combos. I added one of the matte lips to bring a touch more color to the lips but with such bold eyes, a little goes a long way.

Hesitation Blues

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Mabel Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at District 5 *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace C88 Tan 3 R with -Belleza- Grace C88 Tan Matte 1 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: Lark – Jade Blouse 2 by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at District 5

Skirt: Lark – Jade Maxi 1 by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at District 5

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Cyrene by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Bangles: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Painted Sky *Scene* (slink) by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at District 5 *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

My Favorite Bear

My Favorite Bear

“There’s no bear like an old bear.” ~ Samantha Armstrong

My Favorite Bear

I don’t know about you, but I have a Bear, a sweet soft bear that growls only once in a while, never at me, and just his existence makes me feel better about everything. Got him over three years ago but still keep him close because, let’s face it, those tender brown eyes are irreplaceable. I whisper my secrets into those sweet soft ears and hold him tight, and he gives me comfort and happiness.

Now I am not sure if you have a Bear, but certainly you can understand my attachment. This sweet bear from Sakuya Lane is one of the best I have found in SL, made of sculpties and special magic. And my bedtime outfit keeps my Bear happy. First my lingerie from Lisanna Lauria, one of her contributions to District 5 (which opens tomorrow!).  It is a system pieces that comes with appliers for the boobs and a butt if you have them. (In this case, I AM wearing boobs.) System clothes still exist and are still used in world and still can look fabulous. My stockings and shoes are from Gospel Voom, who includes his own stocking HUD and textures with this set. A little HUD work and silk covers my legs.

My Favorite Bear

My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest, not for an event but simply sold at his store and darling as heck. It comes with little skelly hands, which I did not wear because, well, those would scare my Bear. My sultry skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s featured skin for District 5. Sawsan found herself in the middle of the Sin City portion of the event and has made a skin to match with seemingly innocent pink lipstick but sensuous eye makeup and a bod that won’t quit. Sometimes all a Bear wants is soft skin and warm hugs.

My Favorite Bear

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jinx by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::.. Becky Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at District 5 (opening tomorrow) *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes –  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lingerie: MoDANNA [Sucreries Collection] Bodygarter Pink by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at District 5 (opening tomorrow) *

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker (neck) violet (modified) by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

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

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Bear: toy_bear_nomal by Sakuya Lane for =Feather=

Poses by Adorkable Peapod for Adorkable (no longer available) and Helyanwe Vindaloo for Ploom

Tempted

Tempted

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” ~ Mae West

Tempted

The new District 5 event is kind of tempting. I have seen some previews of items that will be there and it’s gonna be tough. For example, this mini dress from Cynthia Ultsch comes in several colors and includes a HUD that allows you to change the color of your belt and buckle may times over so you can mix and match it with other looks. Lots of ladies like Cynthia’s work and this is your chance to get it with this versatility built in. The high heels from Sn0b that I am wearing have the same kind of HUD scheme with the ability to switch out colors on separate pieces and even to hide elements of the decoration, like the bows. My awesome necklace is one of Maxi Gossamer’s pieces for FaMESHed and includes her magic texture-switch scripts. Monica Outlander just put out a set of Slink nail appliers that include mesh tattoos. They work with size 10 hands, which mine are not (because that would give me t-rex arms) but are resizable. I chose to forgo the tattoos because the polishes are plenty pretty.

Tempted

Kavar Cleanslate is selling this lovely hair at Collabor88 this month in his set of fantastic textures. I can see he is attuned to his audience, who wants full locks and a sort of innocent sexiness that comes out from the pinned-aside bangs. My skin is one of Brendon Papp’s glorious new skins on Marketplace, which comes with three eyeliners and five lipsticks and an aetherial style and sublime smile you won’t find with other skins. He has been slowly coming back to SL and offering more and more of his unique style, so keep an eye on him!

Tempted

Hair: Exile::Letters and lipstick by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: !Imabee: Petal – Florentien /darkB with !Imabee: Petal – Florentien – Lip 2 and !Imabee: Florentien – Eyeliner 2 by Brendon Papp for Imabee 

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes –  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: [Cynful] Society Dress – White by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at District 5 (opening August 13) *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Nail appliers: Miamai_LacquerSublime_NYPrincess SLinkHands Casual by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ]S]N]0]B] Endless (Slink High) Pair by Sn0b for ]S]N]0]B], available at District 5 (opening August 13) *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

The Dinner Party

I’m having a dinner party. An intimate party for four. I have the table, the chairs, the plates and glasses and cutlery, and the space. Tobias Convair is offering this gorgeous modern set, loosely based on Corbusier’s ideas (like the table is TOTALLY Corbusier), at FaMESHed this month. I added one of Kayly Iali’s art pieces from Casa as décor and my room is complete.

The Dinner Party

Something casual, a bit eclectic, speaking to my ease at home but also a bit of formality. Well, that’s a lot of jumbo for “Look at this cute outfit I put together! Whee!” Start with this darling minidress from Azlyn Vaher that is all over the feeds because it’s going to be at District 5 in a few days. It comes with a great texture-change HUD that allows several variations in prints, sash color, ties and necklace. I loved clicking into a look I like. I paired it with leggings from Tatyana Ultsch and these darling mesh boots from Tesla Miles (that come in over a dozen color combos with a texture-change HUD as well).

The Dinner Party

My wonderful hair is from TOmmy Fairplay for Depraved Nation’s District 5 as well. When I first saw this one, I jumped up and down because it’s a sassy short ‘do for girls with a lot of personality and character. I was glad to see TOmmy mixed mesh and flexi to make the look great and it comes with the great texture-change HUD that Damselfly offers. My luminous skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest for Collabor88 with lovely, glowing makeup. I added one of the many lipstick tattoos to change up my look a bit.

Ready for my dinner party. Now, how to figure out how to make SL food taste better than styrofoam or plywood….

The Dinner Party

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Seleste Non-Rigged Mesh Big Pack by TOmmy Fairplay for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at District 5 (opens August 13) *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace C88 Tan 2 Bk with -Belleza- Grace C88 Tan Gloss 1 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Bohemian eye collection – 18 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Dress: Yasum*MESH*Urban Hawt* by Azlyn Vaher for Yasum, available at District 5 (opens August 13) *

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Style6 by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Slink Obsession *

Boots: – TESLA – Ziggy2 by Tesla Miles for Tesla *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Furnishings:

  • +CONVAIR+ Corbu Swivel Chair red by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • +CONVAIR+Corbu Placesetting bone by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • +CONVAIR+ Corbu Table wood by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • +CONVAIR+ Concrete Candlestick by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • +CONVAIR+ Pearl Bowls long pink by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • +CONVAIR+ Atomic Pendant Light red by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • Rug from Ikea
  • Fiery Hill 3 2014 tiled by Kayly Iali, available at Casa

House: ROOST – Lake Side Basement house part1 (3Bed/2Bath) by RoostHomes for Roost

Reckoner

Reckoner

Because we separate
Like ripples on a blank shore

~ “Reckoner” by Radiohead

Reckoner

Sometimes I need to break out the leather and the piercings and just get a little punk. I had all this good stuff around and I put it together and boom! Start with the great jacket/shirt combo from Tatyana Ultsch. This absolutely awesome jacket comes with a HUD that allows tons of variations (stripes on or off, different belt looks, dozens of t-shirt textures or none at all). I made sure the stripes were on to match Eudora3D’s skirt for We <3 RP. My kick ass boots are mesh delights from LeeZu Baxter that she came out with not too long ago.

Reckoner

My skin is a great deal at The Dressing Room Fusion. If you want to get into Inka Mexicola’s stuff at a good price, this is the way to do it. I punked it up with liner and lips from Constance Daehlie, who I seem to be a showing a lot of lately. It’s a go-to for me. Those beautiful gray eyes are from Umazuma Metaluna’s set at Chapter Four. Hasuko Kuramoto brought out these mesh ears not long ago and I made my own earrings from full perm pieces from LCorse. And my updo? A brutally brilliant bun from Kattington.

Reckoner

Hair: *Milk* Hair~ The Top Knot by Kattington for Milk

Skin: Essences {Linka} TDRF *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Makeup: #adored – komei lipstick – inky and #adored – go to liners – smoked out by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Bohemian eye collection – 17 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery],available at the Chapter Four *

Jacket: :::i::: Aria Jacket – Black by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Skirt: Eudora 3D Carnivale Skirt Black by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at We <3 RP *

Ears: Auricle Mesh Ear 1.0 by Hasuko Kuramoto for Midnight Lotus *

Piercings: Piercing pack1 Full Permissions by 90x60x90 for LCorse

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Oya – Necklace – silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Gypset Market *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Slink Obsession *

Shoes: [LeeZu!] Milo Boots by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Jaded

Jaded

“The constant happiness is curiosity.” ~ Alice Munro

Jaded

I named the post “Jaded” because of the jade in my jewelry and not because of a feeling of jadedness. In fact, I think the antidote to that feeling is curiosity. I am curious, of course, of juxtaposing different ideas and in this look, I am combining pieces from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival (opening soon) and elegance from AvaGardner Kungler. First, this gown, which Ava “whipped up” with her characteristic savoir with textures and proportion. It’s a simple gown with an overlaid sheer skirt but the glittering of the bodice and the seams make it fantastic. Paired with her deco jade necklace, it’s a classy look.

Jaded

Shylah Honey recently put out this updo with a lock of hair hanging down. It comes with their texture-changing HUD and gives a new twist to “formal” with the romantic looseness of the hair. My skin with its arresting liner is Shyla Diggs’ offer for the Black Fashion Festival, opening soon. And my captivating jade eyes are Umazuma Metaluna’s featured item for Chapter Four, available in a dozen colors.

You can get this lovely teahouse as a “rare” at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, designed by Paco Pooley with several accessories also available. And my pretty parasol is one of several accessories at the same carnival from Sohma Dix.

Jaded

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Marybelle Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair:: *

Skin: -Belleza- Claudia BFF SK 1 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Hair decoration: + Jade Green Chopsticks + by princessaii for Aii

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Bohemian eye collection – 7 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Dress: (Kunglers) Rebecca gown – Nude by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Magdalene necklace –  Turquoise by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Parasol: *pm* Qitou – Paper Parasol – Peach/Lotus by Sohma Dix for Paper Moon, available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

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

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tea House RARE by Paco Pooley for Bauwerk, available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

The Dog Days

The Dog Days

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.” ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

The Dog Days

Before I launch into the main segment of this entry, I want to share a little trick with you about making hyperlinks in your profile. It’s very easy to do if you know the correct code.

In your profile, in a chat, etc, you can “link” a slurl or a url very easily. This is the protocol:

[http://slfashionpassion.wordpress.com A Passion for Virtual Fashion]

If you insert this into your profile, this is what you will see:

Capture1

But this is what everyone else will see:

Capture2

THIS does chew up extra characters in your profile, so be careful using it. Consider using a tinyurl or another truncated url. And watch your spaces. Any before the http:// will screw it up.

Woot!

The Dog Days

It’s the dog days of summer, though I am enjoying lovely sunny weather and cool breezes. I dressed up accordingly with a cheerful mien so I could face these dog days with happiness. And what a lot of happiness the grid is offering right now. First start with the new hair from Truth that he is offering at Uber. In two different face-framing styles, the hair includes a darling color change hair band with a series of great textures. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely work for Designer Showcase, a clean palette for your choice of makeups, and I chose lipstick from Constance Daehlie.

My beautifully designed top is one of Erratic Rain’s pieces for Uber. She designed the mesh top to bottom for both this and the shorts she is selling and the textures are gorgeous. I found a pretty little necklace from Menieelee Gelles at the Chapter Four to match and a skirt from nodoka Vella. Pretty new peeptoes from LacunaInc make the look complete.

Oh.. and my dawgs. Nina Helix is offering another gacha full of ferocious pups and Apple Fall was selling this ceramic pug that I have repurposed, both at Chapter Four.

The Dog Days

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Malibu 2 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Renata tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Designer Circle *

Lipstick: #adored – sugarlips – pink-a-boo 3 by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: erratic / amber – tie-up shirt / pink colorblock by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Skirt: {amiable}Tea-Length Skirt by nodoka Vella for {amiable}

Necklace: Soothe. Stone bijou necklace (coral) by Menieelee Gelles for ASO, available at the Chapter Four

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

Nail appliers: Maai * Slink * hands & feet * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *LACUNA* Satin Peep Toe Heels (Slink) – Vivacious by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Pugs: Apple Fall Pug Ceramic Décor by Apple Fall for Apple Fall, available at the Chapter Four

Chihuahua: Alchemy/Birdy – Chi Chi Chihuahua – Spike – Brown by Nina Helix for Alchemy, available at the Chapter Four

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin, available at Collatbor88