Ruby Pearl

Ruby Pearl

Well, I’ve got a woman named a-Ruby Pearl
A be-boppin’ baby in a be-boppin’ world
She’s got the rhythm from her head to her feet
She knows at first every brand new beat
Ruby Pearl, hey, hey-hey, Ruby Pearl
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Pearl

~ “Ruby Pearl” by Jackie Lee Cochran

Ruby Pearl

A be-boppin’ girl, our Ruby Pearl, with a great mesh dress from the just-opened Thrift Shop with all the great attributes of a rockabilly look. With a full mesh skirt (underlain with a cleverly-crafted alpha that includes lace at the edge), this dress with big blowsy roses is a lovely look from Blacknesslectra. To go from sweet to more rockabilly, I added a tattoo from Antonia Marat (still the best rockabilly I can find on the grid) and pearls and earrings from Plurabelle Laszlo, that will soon be featured at the Jewelry Fair. Finally, wicked stiletto shoes from Beanster Potato with a texture change HUD  for the little triangle insets allowed me to match my shoes to the look while having that edgy high heeled look that good rockabilly needs.

Ruby Pearl

Of course, the whole look was started because of this fabulous new style from Truth Hawks with the side rolls and long wavy locks. He made the hair in two versions so you get two for one in your box, but I preferred this look, especially with the fabulous skin that Sawsan Secretspy has made for the Unique Varied Event. She includes several lipsticks and eyeshadows and this wickedly great eyeliner with the skin. I wore the cleavage version with this dress because it makes sense. CarrieAnn Lemon’s great plain nail color set from the Thrift Shop completes my look.

 

 

 

 

Ruby Pearl

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tulip 2 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aurora Tan Nat CL with .::WoW Skins::: Eyeliner and .::WoW Skins::. Aurora – BabyPink Lips by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Unique Varied Event *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Prisma~ Ice Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Dress: +MC+Hey Darling!Roses by Blacknesslectra for Macabre, available at Thrift Shop

Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Margarita – pastel rose – Necklace and Earrings by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Jewelry Fair (opening September 13) *

Tattoo: /artilleri/ maggie tattoo (no chest) by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

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

Nail appliers: ! ellemeno ! colored nails by CarrieAnn Lemon for Ellemeno, available at Thrift Shop

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: DN Mesh: Akaline Heels by beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Mystery Girl

Mystery Girl

“I’ll search the world
for the girl
who knows what’s become between us…”

~ “Mystery Girl” by World Party

Mystery Girl

My mystery girl took a trip over to the Designer Showcase to dress up today. First, this dress from GraceHaddington is a new creation with one of her great texture-change HUDs and a gorgeous sheer panel at the decolletage. Grace is the queen of textures, applying them to her clothes in great proportions and with a wonderful eye how they will work on a silhouette. Rather than texture the whole dress with the abstract pattern, she leaves the back solid, which gives the whole dress a visual pop. I paired it with darling t-straps from Delinda Abbot, which are harder to come by in SL than one would think. Love the pointy toe and the stylishness of these shoes. Earrings are preview copies for the Jewelry Fair from Plurabelle Laszlo for the Jewelry Fair coming on September 13. Can’t wait to see what else is coming out!

Mystery Girl

My beautiful skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s new offer for Collabor88. It’s great to see some new designers in Collabor88. As much as I like the others, it’s nice to see a change of pace, and of course, we know Uma does some brilliant and unique skins. I love the delicate features of this skin and the beautiful makeup colors, perfect for a Miami night. My sideswept ‘do is Queue Marlowe’s lovely limited edition for 24 Squared. It’s one that you should rush to get because it will be gone and only 150 lucky people on the grid will have a copy.

Mystery Girl

Hair: AD – joan – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at 24 Squared *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Kim – Miami (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] Riptide by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Designer Showcase *

Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Margarita – pastel rose – Earring Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Jewelry Fair (opening September 13) *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Lindy Birget BlackPat by Delinda Abbot for Lindy, available at Designer Showcase

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Solitude

Solitude

“Trees’re always a relief, after people.” ~ David Mitchell

Solitude

I am an introvert. I like my alone time a lot. I like quiet. So a walk in the woods is a good thing, and dressed as a woman warrior, I can let my inner fierce out. I dressed this way because two elements I wanted to show: first, these great mesh gladiator sandals with knee pads from Erratic Rain, which she is featuring at Uber. Available in several colors, the sandals are great for any kind of RL or a sexy summer look. My outfit is one of ValentinaEvangelista’s great mesh pieces. She makes her own mesh, and it’s not easy rigging clothes to fit well and also doing the fantastic textures she makes. If you want original mesh, that’s the place to go.

Solitude

The other reason I did this look was to show off Shylah Honey’s hair for We Love Roleplay. Shylah (and her husband Tommy Fairplay) also do all original mesh pieces. This side-swept ‘do comes in 20 shades on their texture-change HUD and includes the feathers on the side, perfect for RP. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s exclusive for 24 Squared. She will only be selling 150 copies total and once they are gone, they are gone. The skin comes with a generous number of lipsticks and eye makeups plus freckles and of course, cleavage, so it’s a very unique look for a lucky few.

Solitude

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Koko Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at We Love Roleplay *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Bronze  with .::WoW Skins::. Orange Lips Tattoo B/DT (ADD ME) and .::WoW Skins::. Black eyeliner (Bonus) by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at 24 Squared *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Moca moca eyes -Light Brown- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Outfit: :V.e. Sophia Two Piece Cocoa by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E.

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Fern’s Trinket and Bead Necklace – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at  FaMESHed *

Headpiece and Earrings: Legal Insanity – Ashanti Headband Black with Ashanti Earrings – Black  by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Showroom *

Bracers: .random.Matter. – Baratheon Bracers – Brown by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter, available at We Love Roleplay *

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

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: erratic / valena – gladiator sandals / espresso by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at the Chakyrn Forest

C’mon, Kitty, Light My Fire(storm)

C’mon, Kitty, Light My Fire(storm)

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
[Kitty], we couldn’t get much higher

~ “Light My Fire” by Jim Morrison

C'mon, Kitty, Light My Fire(storm)!

When Callie told me they were going to be making a special KittyCatS kitty this year for the Firestorm 4th Birthday, I was really excited. Last year Firestorm gave away a commemorative KittyCat also to any and all of SL who wanted one to celebrate 3 years!  This year, a new collectible “FireBall” KittyCat is offered grid wide for everyone to join in the 4th year Firestorm celebration.

This FireBall is functional and interactive!  You can cuddle it, play with it and interact with it as you would any regular KittyCat EXCEPT you don’t have to feed it (it comes as a Perma-Pet™). It’s also been spayed/fixed for you (meaning you can’t breed with this KittyCat).  So this is not a mesh statue cat; it’s a cute little pet you can carry, have walk with you, have sleep in your home, cuddle with you next to the fire and so much more! The birthday hat and collar are removable through their clever menu, so you can dress the KittyCat up or down.

C'mon, Kitty, Light My Fire(storm)!

Callie shared a large statue version with me to give you all a sneak peek and the regular sized cat. She also showed me the little FireBall bed made by Barnesworth Anubis that is included, so your KittyCat has a place to rest.

As an aside let’s congratulate Jessica Lyon and her team for taking on a monumental task these past four years. Needless to say, the SL community is not exactly the cheeriest bunch and the Firestorm people keep feeding us improvements for a great SL experience without charging us a penny. Give them a hand! Or a paw!

C'mon, Kitty, Light My Fire(storm)!

Featuring the “Fireball,” the FREE functional KittyCatS kitten, the celebratory mascot for the Firestorm 4th Birthday Celebrations. Make sure you check the Firestorm website tomorrow (September 3) at 1 pm SLT for information about where to get it!

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Mandy Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Victoria Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Kings & Queens Fair *

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

Dress: -AZUL- Qulsome /Turquoise by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

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

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Ragnarok Clogs by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at Uber *

Poses: Megapuss Poses, MoodSwings by Veridian Frog for Mood Swings *

The Heiress

The Heiress

You don’t have to be an heiress to look like one. If you act like one then everyone will just presume you are one. ~ Paris Hilton

The Heiress

Some girls can show up at a formal event with a streak of purple in their hair and a neck full of gems and pull it off. Usually it’s the heiress, the one who doesn’t need to worry if anyone else thinks she looks good—she knows she does. A sexy formal like the newest one from Poulet Koenkamp sets the tone. With sexy shiny satin stretched across the bodice, a low cut back and slits up the sides, this dress is elegant with quite a bit of oomph. With an optional faux fur stole, it’s clearly haute couture.

Paired with Zuri Lyric’s gems, which were made especially to match this gown, it’s this side of over the top glamour. The jewelry comes with many pieces—rings, bracelets, a necklace, earrings—so you have several pieces for mix and match and additionally a texture-change HUD so you can choose metals, gem colors, stone colors and drop colors to cook up a great look.

The Heiress

I am loving the new skin from Inka Mexicola that is at the Dressing Room Fusion so much I had to show the other version, which includes a lustrous purple eye make-up. Inka gets that bright eye make-up needs a neutral lip and I love the color combo on here.

I am wearing Kavar Cleanslate’s sexy, post-apocalyptic hair for Uber with the outfit. This is where our heiress deviates from the norm, where she can add edge to the otherwise old-school Hollywood look she has going, especially since I chose one of Kavar’s “Wild Fusion” mixes. Our heiress asserts her independence, her edginess wit this gorgeous hair, making the whole look postmodern.

The Heiress

Hair: Exile::Day The World Went Away by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Uber **

Skin: Essences {Linka01} *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Miss Scarlet Gown by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Jewelry: Lazuri Marzia by Zuri Lyric for Lazuri *

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: Essenz – Singapore (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin and Voshie Paine for La Petite Morte

Living Grandly

Living Grandly

“Always live your life with your biography in mind,” Dad was fond of saying. “Naturally, it won’t be published unless you have a Magnificent Reason, but at the very least you will be living grandly.” ~  Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Living Grandly

I’m reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics right now and rather enjoying it, so I snagged one of Dad’s pithy ideas for my quote. I hope you’re living grandly as I am. Biography or not, I’ll look good. Start with my slinky party dress from Lisanna Lauria. She has this at District 5 in several colors for girls who like to go out look chic. With a criss-crossed back, it’s really sexy. Paired with wedge sandals from Antonia Millar, also from District 5, which include a great texture-change HUD for different choices, and AvaGardner Kungler’s bracelet for the Dressing Room Fusion.

Living Grandly

My sexy sensuous skin is Inka Mexicola’s offer for the Dressing Room Fusion. I love the eye make-up, the sensuous lips, the darling nose. For the price, it’s quite a look. I wore Kavar Cleanslate’s brilliant updo for the Arcade, choosing to tempt you with the rare, a light brown streaked with rainbow colors. I didn’t think it would go but boy, I like this look a lot—the soft sexy skin from Inka and the beautiful locks from Kavar. This is the way to live life grandly, regardless of Magnificent Reason!

Living Grandly

Hair: Exile::Dancing on my own- sparkle Rare Brown by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Arcade (opening tomorrow)

Skin: Essences {Linka02} *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: MoDANNA [Luxembourg Collection] Sexy Dress Emerald by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at District 5 *

Bracelets: (Kunglers) TDRF #047 bracelet R – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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: EMPORIUM – Joss Sandals by Antonia Millar for EMPORIUM, available at District 5 *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Whistle

Whistle

“If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.” ~ Lauren Bacall

Whistle

Lauren Bacall recently passed away and I wanted to do a tribute look for her but who can possibly replicate such beauty? Only she could be herself, because it was her soul that gave light to her elegance. Her famous quote is a perfect sassy elegant rejoinder and encapsulates the persona she embodied.

For this dress from LeeZu Baxter, I wanted to find an elegant, old school look but I knew I couldn’t pull off Lauren Bacall, so I proceeded as seemed natural. LeeZu has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of what she can do in SL, pulling in elements of everything at her disposal—textures, mesh, prims, and old fashioned style—to create her very haute fashion. This time she has mesh layers to show a very elegant gown with a lace overlay and then a great filmy flexi skirt at the bottom. With the brooch at the rib and the medallion flung over the shoulder, it’s sexy and beautiful, especially with her complex textures.

Whistle

A look this complicated doesn’t need a lot else going on, so I opted for small earrings from Krystal Jenkins, which show well with my new hair from TOmmy Fairplay. This is a men’s hair, but it looks amazing on women too, especially worn with this gorgeous skin from Umazuma Metaluna from her collection for the Arcade. With deep berry lips and a gorgeously framed eye, the look is pure glamour.

Whistle

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Dawson Non-Rigged Mesh Big Pack by TOmmy Fairplay for Damselfly *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Marni 14 (honey) with [theSkinnery] Marni Brows 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery],available at the Arcade (opening soon) *

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

Dress: [LeeZu!] Aurora Gown <mesh,rigged,materials> /mauve by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Earrings: :::Krystal::: Captured Radiance Earring – Platinum (Hope Stone) by Krystal Jenkins for :::Krystal:::

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Palermo (Fatpack 2) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo