Happy Halloween!

I had the lucky fortune of being asked to do photos for the SL splash page and Marketplace for Linden Lab. They chose two photos, and I think it’s only fair to give credit where credit is due on the great content I used to put them together.

Happy Halloween!

Left witch:

*~*Damselfly*~*Jojo Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Body Modification Expo *

.::WoW Skins::. Aisha Tan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

…:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Candy Corn Witch Dress by Cameron Velinov for …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::…, available on Marketplace

 

Right witch:

*~*Damselfly*~*Tabby Rigged-Mesh Mixed by Shylah Honey for Damselfly *

[theSkinnery] Hazel – Pumpkin (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Seasons Story *

Tameless Witchy Woman Outfit by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available on Marketplace

 

{what next} Bubbling Brew Cauldron by Winter Thorn for {what next}, available on Marketplace

 

Background taken at Garden of Dreams

 

Happy Halloween!

Left sister:

*~*Damselfly*~*Brielle Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

.::WoW Skins::. Aisha Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Aspen by Ikon Innovia for IKON

.::DD::. Nevermore! by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dolls, available on Marketplace

 

Right sister:

AD – k’leesish – light browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Mystic Realms Faire *

:: PM :: Creatura Headpiece – Halloween Special by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon, available on Marketplace

-Belleza- Mae Med 2 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

.ID. Portrait Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

NS::  Witch Costume (mesh) by Nani Soulstar for  NS:: Cutie Store, available on Marketplace

.:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Choker ::TANGO :: V.1 by Lolly Carlberg for .:* LOULOU&CO *:.

 

Poses: Familiar Pose by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Me Amazing *

 

Background taken at Bentham Forest

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 *

Dilettante

Dilettante

Slow down, dilettante
So I can limp beside you
And follow in your rush too

Hang on, street savant
My bank in my pocket
How far you think you’ll take us?

You’re like a party I heard through the wall
Invite me

~ “Dilettante” by St. Vincent

Dilettante

I thought a song by St. Vincent was a perfect choice for a dress by LeeZu. Both throw together colors, patterns, ideas into a melange of perfect sound and thought. LeeZu’s latest mesh has ruching in the back and front and a little lace peekaboo slip at the hem. Other creators would make this a simple shape; LeeZu does more with it. Then she applies her amazing art, combing graphic color with actual feel-touch textures and detail.

I added one of Abraxxa Anatine’s jewelry sets for Mystic Realms Faire to the look. Obviously this is meant for some elven look but it works just as well with a regular outfit which bespeaks its stylishness and versatility. Nails from Cyclic Gears for My Slink Obsession give me a stylish orange metallic touch.

Gina Lurra has created a pair of mesh boots with a HUD that allows you to change everything except the color of your underwear—vamp, heel, sole, studs, zipper, etc. She includes rigged and unrigged versions (for those of you who can’t resist tinkering).

Dilettante

Queue Marlowe has come out with a new style that is out to there in curls and style. Once again, Queue blew corkscrews out of the water with this look. It is made of bouncy flexi prims with a color-change hairband. My skin is Aleida Rhode’s sensual coppery skin for the Body Modification Expo. With a beautifully shaded body and a lovely face, it’s a great offer at the Expo. I added a slick of gloss from Mocksoup Graves to soften the look.

Dilettante

Hair: AD – amber – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Elysium – Devine II skin – medium by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Sweet Coral Lipstain by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics]

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

Dress: [LeeZu!] Cala Dress <mesh,rigged,materials> /olive by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Necklace and Earrings: EarthStones Elena Necklace and Ball Earrings – Chrysocolla by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Nail appliers: [LVLE] Fall Textured Fingernails by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available at My Slink Obsession *

Boots: [IRENA] Spikes boots Fitted by Gina Lurra for [IRENA] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Did We Live Too Fast?

Did We Live Too Fast?

Did we live too fast in this fantasy?
Sandcastles were the walls we made
Did we live too fast in this fantasy?
It tangles and it drifts away

~ “Did We Live Too Fast” by Got a Girl

Did We Live Too Fast

How come I connote cutting edge, crazy fashion with Wicca Merlin? Maybe it’s her outre modeling and photography, her grasp of the possibilities of fashion rather than the realities, her desire to poke at the dark side and come out with something beautiful. I knew Wicca did poses but I just recently found out she also makes fashion, so I had to show you something she has created.

Her Abigail dress is testament to her very unique style. She cleverly covers a dress with a sculptural silhouette with a muted black on black modern brocade, allow the shape to be the boldest part of the look. Then she pairs it with a clever veiled hat with a big red flower and tendrils, like a modern flower arrangement on the head. Finally, zipped high heels (I always imagine a zipper or safety pin somewhere on Wicca) with spikes (of course) complete the look. I accented with red cuffs from Ivy Burner from the gacha at her store. (IM me to trade other colors!)

Did We Live Too Fast

I did a combo on my face with skin and lipstick from JunoMonteiro and then eyebrows from Eleri Catlyn. I was going for blue brows to make a crazier look but I didn’t want to detract from the hat so I ended up with the dark brows, which I rather like with this skin. The bold lips Juno includes with her skins are luscious and give high fashion and energy to the look. I went with the blue option on Queue Marlowe’s color HUD to change up this look a bit and lend some more of that high fashion energy to Wicca’s outfit.

Did We Live Too Fast

Hair: AD – val – splash by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Hat: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Abigail Hat by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Leona Skin Cocoa Black Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Deep Red Lips by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:. *

Eyebrows: [Buzz] Sophia Eyebrow – Black by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

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

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Abigail Dress by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Cuffs: ~Sassy!~ Polished Cuff Bracelet L (trans) – red by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Slink Obsession *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Ripley Heels – District 5 by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Sunshine

Sunshine

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ~ Walt Whitman

Sunshine

This morning I woke to perfect sunshine, lovely warm air that wasn’t too humid, a dozen peaches, and the anticipation of my little cousin (she’s 12) coming to visit. I made a peach cobbler (gah, the putzing with the peaches!) and frozen yogurt (awesome) and we had burgers for lunch. Then I took my cousin and son to the pool in this brilliant weather and cleaned the kitchen. It was just a lovely day, full of sunshine and the contentedness of small joys.

So I didn’t feel a need to dress up in any manner more than something pretty. I started with this loose dress from AvaGardner Kungler, who is a pro at textures, colors and proportions. Ava always brings elegance to her fashions, even the most casual, and this outfit feels rich even if it’s not “dressy.” I paired it with lace leggings from Tatyana Ultsch, who is also a pro at textures. These leggings will work with asses and mesh bodies but also come as pure system pieces with add-ons, which I prefer. My shoes are darling wedges that Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering in a gacha at the Aloha Fair.

Sunshine

Sawsan Secretspy, who is one of the most prolific skin makers in SL, I swear, is offering this gorgeous skin for the Aloha Fair. In several bright, sunshiny make-ups, it’s sure to add warmth to your look. My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s newest, loose curls casually pinned up in back with her ever gorgeous textures. And my pretty, delicate hanging earrings are Maxi Gossamer’s new offer for Uber.

Sunshine

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin

Hair: AD – val – dark blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Iwana Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Aloha Fair *

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

Dress: (Kunglers) Mirian dress – Rose by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Style2 – trans (1) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Ashira Hoops 3 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

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

Nail appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Metallic Nails Applier Huds (hands & feet) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

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

Shoes: Essenz – El Paso (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Aloha Fair *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Ensnared by Hair

Ensnared by Hair

I got Queue Marlowe’s hair for Hair Fair the moment she finished, slapped it on my head and went “wow”! Once again, Queue made a splash at Hair Fair with three new unique styles combining mesh and flexi and curls and braids. As always, they come with Queue’s great textures on her texture-change HUD.

Ensnared by Hair

Queue gives us a taste of what she’s good at. First the curls, which are bouncy and twisty and voluminous. Combining mesh and flexi, she gives the ultimate in curly hair. Then she made a stylish short cut with curls tumbling around the face. Finally a fantasy braid, gathered across the face and wrapped around to drape over the shoulder.

Every single purchase kicks a bit to Wigs for Kids, so you’re not only getting ensnared by this hair but also giving to kids who need hair implants after medical conditions have made them lose their own. It’s a win-win proposition!

Ensnared by Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: !Imabee: Florentien – Darling by Brandon Papp for Imabee

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at The Big Show

Dress: Egoisme S-line by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme *

Come and Gone

Come and Gone

Just as we lose hope
she ambles in,
a late guest
dragging her hem
of wildflowers,
her torn
veil of mist,
of light rain,
blowing
her dandelion
breath
in our ears;
and we forgive her,
turning from
chilly winter
ways,
we throw off
our faithful
sweaters
and open
our arms.

~ “Spring” by Linda Pastan

Come and Gone

I might get warm here finally. We are suffering the last few days of spring with rain and 55 but the flowers are planted and seem to be thriving. The Meyer lemon plant Eshi gave me for my birthday is blooming. (OMG, BEST smelling blossoms EVER.) My bike is out and about. Spring has finally come!

In celebration, I am wearing a look that is not promoting anything really except I like it. Hadarah Steamer has a great little store with mesh and jewelry, mostly RP-related items, but her textures and pieces are excellent and everything is very inexpensive. I loved this green dress, especially with the gorgeous belt and arm cuffs that come with it. This is chic, no matter where you go! Anemysk Karu is offering these gorgeous heels at Fashion for Life. (See? I slipping something in!)

Come and Gone

Queue Marlowe brought out this great up-do a couple weeks ago and I love how she piles it on. Queue, who has never been one who fears abundance, gives us curls on curls, with her distinctive curl textures with great high and low lights. Matched with one of Umazuma Metaluna’s distinctively gorgeous skins and new mesh eyes from Jale Jules (which seem to show lighter in my windlight), it’s a look to pass from Spring to Summer.

Come and Gone

Hair: AD – chance – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Valerie – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Eyes: small Hazel by Jale Jules for XOLO *

Outfit: Actea Green Outfit by hadarah Steamer for Sweet Lies Designs

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 213 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Attic *

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

Shoes: ANE Strappy Heels Gold by Anemysk Karun for .ANE, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Amble *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys