Luck Be a Lady

Luck Be a Lady

They call you lady luck
But there is room for doubt

~ “Luck Be a Lady” by Frank Sinatra

Luck Be a Lady

I am one lucky lady. I have this sexy little dress from Ariadna Garrigus, these longer than long red vinyl thigh high boots from Bax Coen and my own showgirl sign, advertising my luck from Agustkov. The dress comes in black with red or white but I chose the red because it’s my lucky color. The boots come in several colors—they were recently released in vinyl because, well, every girl in SL needs a little kink in her SL. And the sign is a great one with texture change, on and off marquee lights, and seven poses—some of which I show here except lying on my back, which is one of Rogan Diesel’s new “Erotique” poses.

Luck Be a Lady

It seems lady luck is what you need at the gachas. I thought SL banned gambling but a little gumball machine stuffing doesn’t seem out of the question. I am lucky because I got Queue Marlowe’s rarest hair offered at the Arcade, this fresh-out-of-bed sexy ‘do with a queen of hearts crown. And my skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna fresh faces from the Arcade. I love the cat eyes and the bright cherry lips softened by a freckled face. Sexy as heck—get them all!

Luck Be a Lady

I would be remiss in telling you about the gift for the fourth day of the KittyCats Advent Calendar. It’s such a sweet gift, it just didn’t fit in with my Lady Luck, but you’d be lucky to get it. Dellybean North has lovingly recreated the KittyCats in a music-playing snow globe. Click the globe and snow falls while a sweet lullaby plays.

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Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, I’m the guy that you came in with
Luck be a lady tonight

Hair: AD – queen of hearts – dark browns (rare) by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at The Arcade *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Maya 6 (honey) BB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Moon Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Dress: ***ArisAris AA14 Connection Red dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

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

Hand appliers: [theSkinnery]Slink Skin Applier HUD-Hands-honey by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Dark Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Red Patent Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs*

Sign: 7 – Lady Luck Vintage Sign by Agustkov for Seven Emporium

Pose from the “Erotique” series by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

PuddyTat Lullaby Snowglobe 1 by Dellybean North for True North Designs, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

The Serpent

The Serpent

“And the woman said, ‘The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.’” ~ The Bible

The Serpent

Bax Coen has just released her new thigh high boots, based on the latest technology she has exploited to create a boot that doesn’t need an in-world staff to fit. Her “Collision Bone Deformer” allows the boots to fit to your avatar, adapting to slider changes. (I am proof because my legs are often too muscular for many mesh products—these fit me like a skin.)

The Serpent

She has also included materials textures on the boots so you can see sheen and surface details. I have featured a video about materials that explains what they are. Most people don’t get it until they see it.

The Serpent

The best part is the boots are mesh, which means they move with you. Bax has been very careful in making these boots. A peek to the inside shows she has textured the upper lip. The boot bends naturally around the calf and knee so you don’t see the ungainly bending that is clear on so many mesh pieces that go over joints. Most people won’t notice this, but it’s a design marvel. They’ll just see how hot they look.

The Serpent

My serpent friend is Rogan Diesel’s offering for this month’s Collabor88. With three color options for the snake and 10 different poses with snakes wrapped around the torso, it’s a hot posing accessory. Even more convenient, the snake rezzes separately from the avatar, so you can use this snake for your self or others.

The Serpent

I am wearing a glittery bikini from One Bad Pixel’s recent release. With sexy side ties and a shimmering texture, it’s a snake handler’s dream, especially when set against the glimmer of a serpent. My necklace is AvaGardner Kungler’s latest offering for L’accessoires, which is celebrating their first anniversary this month.

The Serpent

My skin is one of Aida Ewing’s features in the latest Collabor88. I chose the freckles because I wanted a girl who was marked beautifully by nature the same way the serpent is. My hair is Tabata Jewell’s newest long wavy ‘do. She includes a HUD for texture changing with each color pack, relieving your inventory of carrying a multiplicity of pieces.

The Serpent

To beguile the time,
Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under’t.
~ William Shakespeare

Hair: Vanity Hair: Divinity by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – Jamaica 03 F by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: pearl – bog wood – large dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Bikini: ::1bp:: Glimmer Bikini Gold by OneBadPixel for One Bad Pixel *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Laccessoires #03 – Ivatan necklace – Plum by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at L’accessoires *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant S Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( Jamaica ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Gold Glitter by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Cream Leather STANDARD by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Pose prop: Diesel Works – Serpent HUD (All Sets) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations, available at Collabor88 *

Char

Char

Char is our girl today. Born in the 80s, she is the daughter of a brief but fruitful marriage between an aging rock star and a young groupie. Her daddy, Slim Jim Ross, was a rock star “in the 60s or 70s or something,” Char says. Her momma, considerably younger, was a Jazzercise instructor he met on tour in Tulsa. Now her momma teaches Zumba in Santa Monica and lives in a two-bedroom ranch paid for with his alimony, and Char lives in with her Daddy in Brentwood.

Slim Jim had two hits: “You Ain’t My Baby (No More)” and “In Your Velvet Spaceship.” (“Yeah, Baby, that song was for your mother, Crystal,” he coughed out, taking his first toke after a 5 mile jog. “But Daddy, my mom was Christine.” “Yeah, that’s what I said, right? Christine.” Crystal was his second wife. Her mother was his fourth. Char knew he had it wrong.) Char was named Chardonnay, after her momma’s favorite wine. Char is the apple of her father’s eye, his youngest, his “Baby Girl,” the one spending her siblings’ inheritance via increments of charges on his American Express.

Char

This may lead you to believe that Char has no redeeming values beyond those of being Slim Jim’s progeny, but that is not true. When J-Lo doesn’t know what to wear, she rings up Char. When Paris is perplexed, she phones Char. When Beyonce is befuddled, she texts Char. The Olson twins somehow lost Char’s number. That’s because Char shops so much, so knows where to get it all.

And her outfit today is comprised of only the best: first a top and skirt from LeeZu Baxter, designer extraordinaire. LeeZu puts the micro in the mini with this skirt—a waistband barely clinging to a scrap of flowered fabric. So brief it’s like a moment in time except LeeZu still manages to cover the essentials without making it ridiculous. Then the flowered top—a collage of tassel and lace and rose with textured sheer cotton. Char shows plenty of midriff but she knows looking trashy is not what she wants.

Char

Her boots are from another extraordinary designer—Bax Coen. One of the new set of animal prints Bax has put out, this is more fashionable slant on animal. In this case, the animal is the SoCal shopper with her stiletto heels. With its uniquely scripted fitting system and multi-texturing options, these boots are just what Char loves—versatile.

Char took a trip to the makeup counter at Curio and got a great free sample with her purchase. This pretty pink visage is Gala Phoenix’s offering to all who join the Truth District Update Group. Grab it now from past notices before it’s gone. (Look at those luscious lips.)

Finally, Char’s hair, which she (and I) love—a long breezy casually feathered ‘do from Kavar Cleanslate, available at Hair Fair 2011. When Char saw the cut and color, she said, “This is so Rodeo Drive, darling.”

Char

In your velvet spaceship
I find it strangely comfortable
In your UFO of looooove.
Probe me, explore me, penetrate my mind
Take me to the galaxies
In your velvet spaceship, your sp-sp-spaceship.

~ From “In Your Velvet Spaceship” by Slim Jim Ross

Hair: ::Exile:: Bailey:Chardonnay by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: :GP: Airhead-Truth District Update Group Gift by Gala Phoenix for Curio, available by joining the Truth District Update Group (check past notices)

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Violet (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: [LeeZu!] Keahi Top /pink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Skirt: [LeeZu!] Manoa Micro Skirt /pink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Glasses: ROLE OPTIC SG-57 Gala v1.2 by Rohal Schnyder for Role Optic *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Vogue Leopard by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Boots *

Spring Fresh

Designers are introducing a bunch of new content for this spring, bringing a new fresh look to the season. (Now if the sun would come out….)

Spring Fresh

For example, LeeZu Baxter has been on a tear, producing new content like a woman on a mission. Are the hyacinths and tulips popping out of the ground inspiring her? This pair of shorts with their color-changing texture belt is a fresh look for spring. I show here with a burgundy silk texture but it comes with a whole handful of looks that can accent an outfit. I wear it with a gacha sweater from Memai Avon. Blessedly, LeeZu did not put loops on the belt so I could wear this sweater out.

Spring Fresh

Tricky Boucher came out with a new line of skins a month or so ago and I was remiss in not showing his group gift, which is truly lovely. Queue Marlowe just released a new set of sexy up-dos with her characteristic messy and sexy curls. Ikon Innovia has released new hazel eyes in five shades with his typical five sizes (there you go, Ms. Alchemi!) which are absolutely hypnotizing. And goodness, Bax Coen is hard at work applying her new metallic look to everything in sight—this time her Prestige boots. These are color changing and this particular set has three colors, all distinctively different. And as always, you can fit the boots via Bax’s brilliant fitting system.

Spring Fresh

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters

Hair: AD – ginger maple by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Med group gift by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: [ Last Period ] tops 0021 gacha Pink by Memai Avon for Last Period (no longer available)

Shorts: [LeeZu!] Cortez Pants /blue jeans by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Violet Metallic by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

Aether Captain

The underlying spirit of SL is the game. Many of us came to SL as former gamers, usually on video or computer games, oftentimes from social networking sites. Gaming is inherently social, so it all makes sense, and even if SL isn’t a game, we all understand “the game.”

Aether Captain

The role playing communities in SL are very familiar with the social game. They are all playing games in role playing—games that are complex and compelling, drawn off books and games and other stories. Perhaps there will be an RP community derived from a game like Todd Action’s newest, Aether Captains, which is a dice game.

I donned this outfit in honor of Todd’s new game. Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia, two of the coolest RL Burners in SL, btw, created this great ensemble for all you gamers and high flyers. With its ornately embroidered jacket and spirited scarf, it’s great fantasy garb from two great artists.

Aether Captain

I grace this ensemble with hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. She has opened her new store—Elikatira, and it’s as exciting as you might imagine. I mean, hair—how worked up can someone get? Well pretty worked up, in my case. Elika doesn’t fail to delight—every single piece she has released is gorgeous and the textures are spot on. Welcome back, Elika!

I checked out Rhapzody Wilde’s store again as I was hearing some great stuff. I had not liked her first skins—the eyebrows had that sort of anxious look that doesn’t suit Harper. Rhapzody’s been busy, however, and she has a whole new room full of skins, including one that takes advantage of all the delights of layering alpha and tattoo layers. I love the unique touches Rhapzody has given this skin—from the full but not over done lips to the the moles on the skin.

Aether Captain

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. ~ Amelia Earhart

Hair: [e] Away – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: Sophie~Smokey~Brown Brows by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva

Outfit: BlakOpal Airship Pilot Ladies Outfit – White by blakopal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar for BlakOpal *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

Smexy

A friend asked me today what “smexy” meant. I assumed that it was a combo of “smart” and “sexy.” The Urban Dictionary confirmed my assumption.

Smexy

It’s a perfect description for JB Gazov’s newest offering—a smexy black leather corset made of separate sculpty pieces layered over system pieces, all offered with a great resizing hud. Between the seductive silhouette, the sensual leather textures, and the truly smart HUD, this corset is a the new generation of smexy lingerie for women in SL. I will note that you should not wear all layers of the system pieces—doing so leaves an odd shadow around the neck.

Smexy

Note the HUD adjusts and positions the straps, cups, and ribbon on three different axes. I found the outfit fit almost perfectly upon wearing, though I had to push the ribbon in substantially. (I am guessing he left it out there so it didn’t get buried in the avatar.)

Smexy

Look closely. Can you believe those are prims I am wearing on top? Now that you have taken a gander at that, reluctantly drag your eyes up to my face. Yes, my pretty face, courtesy of Tuli Asturias.  And check my tousled hip hair from Olli Braveheart. Hey, my eyes are up here!

Smexy

If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie? ~ Shannen Doherty

Hair: [LCKY] Daikirai – black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/br) 07a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: J’s Lace-up BUSTIRE (Black Leather) by JB Gazov for J’s

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Motorcycle Mama

This year my village’s school association is holding their annual community ball. It’s an excuse to raise money for the schools and have a fun time. Usually it’s a full blown ball with ladies in fancy dresses and the gentlemen dressed to the nines. This year, however, they are holding it at the Harley Davidson Museum south of downtown, calling it “Rumble on Canal Street,” and we are to dress accordingly, forgoing the usual ball gowns and suits for leathers. It’s kind of funny, thinking of all these middle class suburbanites coming dressed up in leathers and metal. It’s kind of like… Second Life!

Motorcycle Mama

Rifling through my in-world wardrobe, I found the perfect outfit to make all the other mamas cringe. This leather jacket, top and pants made by Raven Pennyfeather is the perfect antidote to suburban stodginess. With its many buckles and leather that is so thick and strong it squeaks, this leather jacket is form fitting around the waist but still hearty enough for a spin around on a Fat Boy.

The belt, made by SC Tracy, is the perfect stylish touch with its embossed texture, chain link and ankh charm. And incidentally, SC is the man who makes me look good in so many of the RFyre ads.

Motorcycle Mama

The fun thing about SL is that I can have any hair I want, and today I chose a style that will take me from the bake sale to riding behind Big Dan on a Fat Bob with no problem. This asymmetrical cut by Kin Keiko will do the trick every time. And Tuli Asturias’ shimmering neutral skin is pretty enough to wear with leather (there is no need to be too bold here).

Motorcycle Mama

Finally, the boots. I rely on an old standard in SL which would be an absolutely stunning RL addition: Bax Coen’s Prestige Boots. Imagine me, strolling in among the ladies who lunch and their accountant husbands (all wearing stiff new leather jackets like it was some sort of “naughty” secret),  heels confidently clicking and the smell of well worn leather and motorcycle exhaust trailing behind me. Ah, what a fantasy….

Motorcycle Mama

Motorcycle Mama
Won’t you lay your big spike down
I always get in trouble
when you bring that round
~ Neil Young

Hair: Kin-Nova-[black] by Kin Keiko for Kin Keiko

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 02a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: !RFyre Damali Womens Black Leather Jacket by Raven Pennyfeather for RFyre *

Belt: !RFYRE The Hunger Belt, Womens, Main by SC Tracy for RFyre *

Earrings: Self Made

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Leather Princess

Some days you just want to run over to the Demonic Empire and listen to some hard rock or industrial and dance with your friends and have a good old time. OK, I have to admit, hard rock is not my thing, but the people at Demonic are as nice as they come.

Leather Princess

Even though I work for RFyre, I don’t generally dress for a Demonic Empire evening. (I just don’t get out that much.) Vixn Dagger, however, has made outfits that will take me to the Demonic and elsewhere. With her well-drawn system pieces, vamp styling (that is sexy but not ridiculous), and great proportion of skin to clothing (in other words, it’s not *all* hanging out but what is looks hot), she sells a sexy leather look for a reasonable price (and she includes with this look shoes AND boots).

Leather Princess

Vixn started out as a lady who sold shapes and eyes. She has quickly ramped up her business and offers a variety of women’s and men’s clothes for goth or club wear in her store. I will admit—Vixn is a friend of mine. And honestly, she is one of the hardest working women in SL. And Vixn knows sexy. When the leather pants are stripped off, this sexy thong and stocking set can be found underneath.

Leather Princess

A look like this demands a wild tossed hair. DBS Heart, known for such styles, made this particular beauty with tendrils that curl into the face, softening the face. And what a face—another by Tuli Asturias with its deep dark eyes and luscious dark lips. Beautiful dangling flexi earrings by Elbereth Nightfire finish the look.

Leather Princess

I’m for whatever gets you through the night. ~ Frank Sinatra

Hair: ::DBS::TossMeAround-Ebony by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 10a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: Vamps & Tramps – Skullz n Tears (revisted) by Vixn Dagger for Vamps & Tramps

Earrings: ~*Star Kindler*~  Fringes: Platinum /Long by Elbereth Nightfire for ~*Star Kindler*~

Boots: BAX Ankle Boot Black Patent by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Purple Crush

Sometimes you just want to look fantastic. Nothing more than that. You just want to strut around in something completely impractical, bringing the attention down upon yourself.

Purple Passion

Take a trip over to djod Karu’s store, Diram, and get a gander at all the Lady Gaga and Beyonce and Britney take offs and take your pick. I chose this one with its four different bottoms (pants, two stocking styles, and nothing at all) to take a strut around the sims. With the wicked leather-textured jacket, great sculpty prims, and flexi garters hanging down (those alone were worth the outfit), I can strut my stuff all over the grid.

Purple Passion

Pair it with skin from Tuli, boots from Bax, delicious nails I got for almost nothing at a hunt on the Starlust sims, and great poses from Fanny Willis, and I am good to go.

I feature a rock n roll hair from Olli Braveheart, whose store I found while doing the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt. Olli screwed up the hunt item (didn’t set it for sale and now did and rehid it and I am too arsed to search again), but I did notice the fine hair on the wall and got this topper, which puts just the right amount of edge on the look.

Purple Passion

Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand? ~ Patti Smith

Hair: [LCKY] Cait – black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 07a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: ** DIRAM ** NOA Attire-purple by djod Karu for DIRAM

Nails: :Fusion: Silver Ring and nails by adria Joubert for :Fusion:

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Purple Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Poses from Fanny Willis  for *EverGlow* *

Warrior Woman

I like to feel my power in SL. I am not talking about social power or financial power or physical power—I am talking about my feminine power. It goes beyond sexuality to something deeper—the power of knowledge, acceptance and peace.

Warrior Woman

Teklili Tantalus has a good vision of power and complexity as represented by his otherworldly work. If you take a good look, you will see each prim is positioned perfectly, each texture considered carefully. The fit of the pieces on my avatar was damn near perfect (once I sized it up a tinch), which means Tek is building on the avatar rather than on a mannequin—no small task doing that. His work is a testiment to expertise and skill.

Warrior Woman

What is also terrific is that the pieces come scripted with metal-changing and gem-changing features. A whole palette of colors and color intensities can be chosen and typed in on command to change your piece from silver to black to purple to orange and mix them up.

Warrior Woman

Tricky Boucher’s Alyson skin, while seeming somewhat girlish on first view because of its freckles and very fresh skin and lips, still lends power to this look with the darkly shaded eyes and powerfully drawn body.

I also show Jesseaitui Petion’s tattoos here. He has been a leader in tattoo-making in SL for quite a while and with reason. He understands that not everyone wants a full body tat nor do they want a black and white photo. Sometimes it’s about replicating what will be meaningful and look good on a body. I wear three tats layered here—a celtic moon on the back shoulder blade (I *love* shoulder blade tats), a little Taurus symbol on my belly and tribal-style tats on my arms. You won’t often see me in tats but if you do, they will likely be his.

Finally this incredibly wonderful short hair from Komari Mai made as a set for the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt that is still going on. It comes with two other hairs that are more “crazy” than this one. This hair is short, fierce and excellently textured. Were it available in other colors I would gladly buy the fat pack. I am guessing it looks great on men too. Go FIND this hair before the hunt ends.

Warrior Woman

Girl power:

Hair: *BC322 Crazy Hair Hunt Seiren by Komari Mai for *BC322 Skull&Bones* Hair

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson PALE 8 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Bra: Pohjola – Bikini Top (spine attach) by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!

Bottom: Pohjola – Bikini Bottom by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!

Jewelry: “Melange” by Tekeli-li – Full Set by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!

Tattoos: AITUI TATTOO – Celtic Moon I (back), AITUI TATTOO – Zodiac – ASF Taurus II (belly), and AITUI TATTOO – Fire Fish Sleeves ::airbrushed:: /fresh/ III (arms) by Jesseaitui Petion for Aitui

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Silver by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *