Honeychild

28 08 2013

Honeychild

Clouds from chimneys rise
There’s something wild and free
The river always runs
Away from here and you and me
Ah Honeychild
Oh my Honeychild

~ “Honeychild” by Eddi Reader

Honeychild

A sweet soft song for a sweet look. Today I decided I needed to be casual. Summer’s almost over and I am feeling melancholy about that. Start with this great mesh top from Erratic Rain that she released a little while ago. I love the color, the drape and the texture. For a t-shirt, it fits and moves great. And it goes great with the flare jeans from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus. I really think these are the best jeans in SL. The shape is terrific with a nice round booty, beautifully rendered textures and the case of these, flares that are fashionable and sexy.

The big story are Paul and Bastchild’s newest release, the mesh ankle boots you barely see under the jeans (but I feature them in the lead in photo). They are selling two sets—one in neutrals and one in more pastel colors. Each comes with a color change HUD for the boot color, metal and sole. And the textures are absolutely gorgeous with perfect sheen, detailing and sexy style.

Honeychild

Queue Marlowe’s casual curly locks are the perfect look for casual, especially with Aida Ewing’s darling freckled skin. I got Audrey Lamede’s group gift eyes yesterday and can’t take them off—they are stunning.

They match the RARE froggy necklace from Maxi Gossamer that will be available at the next Arcade in a couple days. Yes, folks, it’s almost Arcade madness time again. Save up your linden, set out your yard sale table, organize your folders. Judging by this necklace, there are going to be some great items.

Honeychild

These stones are in your hands
Through the air, across the sea
Passing over skipping waves
With all these anchor chains around my feet
Ah Honeychild
Ah save me Honeychild

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

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

Eyes: .ID. August Gift by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Top: erratic / mindy – tshirt / plain coral by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Jeans: L&B S’Wear Jeans “Flare” Womens by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Jazz Hands Frog – Turquoise – RARE by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Arcade, starting September 1

Boots: L&B S’wear “Bianca” Ankle Boot (Smooth  Neutrals) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *





Boots and Boys

30 09 2012

Boots and Boys

Boots and boys
They bring me so much joy
I wear ‘em both so pretty as I walk in the city
Boots and Boys

Cowboy boots, cowboy boys….

Someone once asked my process for doing a blog and I explained that I start with an inspiration. This time I found inspiration in the boots from Morphine Janick. With a terrific little hud that allows you to change four different parts of the boots to four different textures, these mesh boots are fun and funky.

Boots and Boys

Then I built the outfit from there. My friend, Barely, ran around with me early the other morning (after we both woke up inexplicably at the crack of dawn), to find a look that would go with this. I finally found this funky dress from Dolce Blackflag on the MP, and dressed it up with socks from Datrip Blackbart, who can always be counted on to bring something offbeat to the look.

Boots and Boys

Then I started working my way up with a great skin from Tricky Boucher and deep dark brown eyes (my FAVORITE brown eyes in SL) from Ikon Innovia. A new ‘do from Carina Larsen in a beautiful bright copper balances out the coloring of the whole look.

Boots and Boys

Topped with Jamie Holmer’s beautiful sculpty hat with its worn leather textures and an ornate necklace from Danielle Astonia, it’s no wonder I have no problem finding boys with my boots.

Boots and Boys

Something ’bout boots and boys
They bring me so much joy
I wear ‘em both so pretty as I walk in the city
Boots and Boys

Hair: Amacci Hair Eleni ~ Natural Copper by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Sk 2 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-*

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: (PixelDolls) Boho Rose . Blush by Dolce Blackflag for PixelDolls

Hat: INDI Cowboy Hat light brown used V2 (f) by Jamie Holmer for INDI *

Necklace: *Mia Long Necklace – Tigereye (Chest)* la Forgia Jewels by Danielle Astonia by La Forgia Jewels *

Socks: Legal Insanity – Janis socks terracotta by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity

Boots: [monso] My Western Boots by Morphine Janick for [monso]





For the Weekend

29 05 2011

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.  ~ Bill Watterson

For the Weekend

I feel incredibly lazy this weekend though I ended up doing tons of stuff. This cute little outfit is perfect for a chic weekend. With a new top and shorts from AvaGardner Kungler, I am cool and sexy. I love Ava’s textures on this wrap top—she has such a great eye for color and color combos. Her little shorts are versatile and have a great prim waistband. I added this little scarf from Mika Nieuport to dress it up a little.

For the Weekend

My skin is a preview from Launa Fauna from 50L Friday. I have to say that I like this one quite a bit—she has smoothed out her over-pouty lips and round eyes a bit to fit a standard shape very nicely. The makeup is gorgeous.

For the Weekend

Finally, my boots are the newest from Bax Coen, and I have to repeat myself—the best fitting on the grid, bar none. This is because of Bax’s ingenious fitting system, which fits lengthwise and circumference—you can actually change the proportions of the boots with her system to fit your avatar. Therefore, a super tall girl with skinny legs is just as likely to look great in them as a short curvy girl. (Wish they had this in RL!) Even better, Bax offers custom fitting at her store by herself or one of her assistants. I tp’d into the store and Bax herself fit me—perfectly. Get fit once, you can transfer the data to any pair of Bax Prestige boots you purchase later. This is a system that can not be beat. This new pair shows Bax’s foray into supply luscious sexy suede. What a great texture!

For the Weekend

The biggest problem with the weekend—even a holiday weekend—is that it’s just too short ;)

Hair: Maitreya Taryn – Cacao by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: L.Fauna 50L Friday Lea Preview with BROWN L.Fauna Lea Eybrow Shape by Launa Fauna for L.Fauna

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

Top: (Kunglers) Dione – top cream & pink by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Shorts: (Kunglers) Eliette – shorts – brown by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Bow: MIEL ELLE UBER bow – click to change texture by Mika Nieuport for The Hive

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Dark Brown Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Boots *

(Yes, shadowless.. fiddling and futzing with it all.)





Shorts Weather

22 04 2011

It’s not quite shorts weather. In fact, it’s still abysmally cold outside. I have been going through my plant catalogs without a lot of enthusiasm this year because spring has been slow in coming this year. So what am I thinking wearing shorts?

Shorts Weather

Lynaja Bade has the answer with this darling outfit—wear tights with the shorts!  This serves two purposes actually—warms the legs and saves your knees from the dirt when you are kneeling down poking at your irises and carefully teasing out the old plants from last year from the tender new shoots. I love the textures in the outfit–the old-fashioned print on the blouse, the wooly tights. This outfit is dirt cheap (no pun intended) at her store right now with several other great things on sale as well.

Shorts Weather

I am wearing one of Sophia Rossen’s new shapes. I realize she includes a styling card with each shape, and my choice of skin is not the one she chose. (In fact, she gives you a whole set of information–where to get skin, eyes, and hair.) Nevertheless, it’s a fine shape with a lovely face and works well with Tuli Asturias’ newest skin, which is another home run. Is it a terrific shape or a great skin that makes me look good here? I don’t know, and does it matter because I look cute.

Shorts Weather

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~ Wallace Stevens

Hair: [e] Play 2 – Red 07 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: [:T:] Sara / sunkissed :: 01 with [:T:] Sara / sunkissed / lips :: Coral by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Shape: Sophistishapes – ARIANNA bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Clover Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: CONCRETE FLOWERS- BOUNCY SPRING OUTFIT by Lynaja Bade for Concrete Flowers

Boots: :Kookie:: 50L Friday – Nyox Hobbit  boots by Kookie Lemon for Kookie





Future Perfect

26 03 2011

He quickly pulled me off the busy sidewalk and into a doorway. A velocicopter whizzed past, leaving a plume of cool air behind it that curled around the corner of the doorway.

“Come with me,” he beckoned, and I followed him into the dark doorway.

We pushed through a small dark hallway past the security cilia. They whispered over our bodies as we passed, sensing our pulse, picking up data from the dust on our clothing, sniffing for prohibited weapons. Frac pushed through and emerged into the club ahead of me, bellowing, “Mellita, domi adsum!

Future Perfect

A towering woman emerged from behind a dark podium. “Fractile Montosa,” she snarled. “Welcome back to the Esoterium.” Her skin was pale and glimmered with a subtle sheen in the black lights of the club. She wore spots of glowing light blue hardware—earrings, belt, gems on her chest armor. Lines of blue light slid up her calves.

She gazed down at Frac, peering through her dark glasses with disdainful light blue eyes. I could see lines of data sliding across the inside as she engaged his attention. “We won’t have any more trouble like we did last time, will we?” The lights on the bottoms of her heelless boots pulsed with the beat of the loud music in the club as her long fingers curved around a small glowing voltaic terminus.

Frac grinned abashedly. “No, Ma’am. Just here to grab a drink, swap a few stories, and discreetly enjoy the beneficence of your gracious hospitality.”

Her blue lips curled in a smile. “I am glad we understand each other.”

Future Perfect

Our hostess from Esoterium is wearing the lastest in future club wear. First a great outfit from Syane Cisse—a combo of futuristic breast plate over Victorian bustle, laced and cut high in back and completed with fingerless gloves and thigh high stockings. The outfit comes with a hud for changing the accent colors. Her dark data glasses (also with hud) are also from Systi with glowing blue accents and her skin is from Systi’s sister, Syane. With its blue lipstick and shadow, it’s perfect for an evening at the Esoterium.

Future Perfect

Finally her amazing boots from Ono Zinner. With their heelless shape and molded platform, these boots were made for futuristic ass kicking. Ono has made these as his others, with glow adjust and animation adjustment available in a handy hud. Our hostess at the Esoterium can choose a rainbow of colors and adjustments to these boots and look newly made every night.

Future Perfect

Drinks arrived at our table, smoothly served by a pale dark-eyed server. “On the house,” he smiled, nodding towards the hostess across the club, who still had her blue eyes focused on Frac.

Frac lifted his glass in salute to her and drained it down in one draft. “Cheers to Mistress Eso!” he said merrily, slamming it down on the table.

Hair: [CheerNo] Hair YALLI [Dark 3.0N] by CheerNo Destiny for [CheerNo]

Hairbase: booN gathered raised hairbase black by boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: [sYs] YSIS – skin dual (pale) – cleavage + HB Black by Syane Cisse for [sYs] *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Blue (XL) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: [sYs] LYDO avant garde outfit (color HUD) by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Sunglasses: [sYs] PULSAR Evolution – sounglasses by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Earrings: Ring Earring by Sweetlemon Jewell for ::: Omega Point :::

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Activa Boots Black Electro (BOXED) by OnO Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

(Writing is original by Harper. No book quoted ;))





The Words Left Unsaid

4 02 2011

One of the oddest issues of SL that a new person has to wrap their head around is the timing and meaning of IMs. When you call someone on the phone or speak to someone and they don’t respond, you have a set of reasonable interpretations of what this silence means. But when you IM and get no response, what does it mean?

The Words Left Unsaid

In this new technological age, we have had to rewire our brains to understand a non-response is sometimes something different than we think. If you IM me and I don’t respond, it could be anything. I try really hard to put my busy response on (“Yes, I heard you.. yeah I totally agree.. uh huh.. How dare he?”) but sometimes I have to go afk or I am in another window for what I was thought a brief time. Or sometimes SL puts your IM in my email (grrrr).

Sometimes I am positioning a photo.. or two… or three. For example, for this blog, I spent the entire time chatting with Syngen Sohmers about how people drive in Egypt. While I was admiring the cleverly done vest prim and the excellent textures from this outfit by Sandie Saenz, Sygnen was denying any chaos on Egyptian roads. As I adjusted my belt (only slightly), she was explaining how Egyptians are simply efficient by fitting more cars on the road. My laugh was delayed but she understood.

The Words Left Unsaid

I am especially unreachable when I am zooming in for a close up. It’s really not hard to take a beautiful photo of Nena Janus’ skin, but it still needs concentration. While my beautiful hair from Queue Marlowe (a beauty herself) falls around my shoulders, I want to make sure everything is in place, and at that moment I might not be able to “lol.”

The Words Left Unsaid

Sometimes I just can’t respond to an IM because I am in awe. Gospel Voom’s new boots put me in that state of speechlessness. Between their sleek look and their versatility, these boots are a godsend for fashionistas across the grid. Two days ago I showed the chunky heel on the white boot. Today I show the stiletto. Available in a wide variety of colors, Gospel gives you all sorts of great options, like being able to switch the scripts to lagfree, being able to make full bright (for whatever reason), changing the hardware on the boots, etc. And frankly, they are sexy as heck. So now you know why your IM was met with silence. I was staring at these boots in wonder.

The Words Left Unsaid

“I can’t come to the IM window right now so please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.”

Hair: lyra black with AD hair base – black by Queue Marlowe  for Analog Dog *

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -Grape- by Nena Janus for *League* *

Outfit: Mix & Match Winter Vest Outfit by Sandie Saenz for FA Creations

Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot Black by Gospel Voom for Gos *





Boring

29 01 2011

Saturday Night
We look alright
We’re going out
Boring.

Paris, France
Londontown
NYC
Boring.
Nothing thrills us
Anymore
No one kills us
Anymore
Life is such a chore
When it’s….
Boring
Boring

I really hate when people jump into group chat and say, “I’m bo-ored,” don’t you? How can you possibly be bored in SL? If you are, log off. Yet the coolness of bored seems to pervade some venues. I don’t get bored, especially when you can change your look every day.

Today I have put on an assortment of pieces to equal the girl in black. First a new top from Nyte Caligari, who continues to put quality content into SL after all these years, never stopping, always improving. I love the asymmetrical nature of this top. Then we have this spangled skirt from Ivey Deschanel (who rocks the glitter in her textures). I pulled on opera gloves from Anemysk Karu for a touch of glamour and hooked in earrings from Linka Demina for a bit of fabulousness.

Boring

Today I have put together an assortment of pieces to equal the girl in black. First a new top from Nyte Caligari, who continues to put quality content into SL after all these years, never stopping, always improving. I love the asymmetrical nature of this top. Then we have this spangled skirt from Ivey Deschanel (who rocks the glitter in her textures). I pulled on opera gloves from Anemysk Karu for a touch of glamour and hooked in earrings from Linka Demina for a bit of fabulousness.

Boring

Then I pulled on these cyberfantastic boots from ono Zinner. The brilliant thing about this set are the animations in the soles and running up the backs of the zippers, and the great HUD for changing the colors of the details to whatever you like. The texture of the boots can be changed to four different styles (I am wearing black carbon here), and there are 10 available animations for the soles. How can you be bored when you can find fantasy boots like these?

Boring

Nothing thrills us
Anymore
No one kills us
Anymore
Life is such a chore
When it’s….
Boring
(when it’s boring)
Nothing thrills us
Anymore
No one kills us
Anymore
Life is such a chore
When it’s….
Boring
~
“Boring” by The Pierces

Hair: 99Hair -Kerry v3 –r2 by Emelie Carter for 99 Elephants

Skin: [PXL] Dafne SK Twiggy Makeup MEB by Hart Larsson for [PXL]

Top: Nyte’N’Day – Catawampus Shirt (complete) – Black/Almond by Nyte Caligari for NyteNDay

Skirt: :::Sn@tch Confetti Mini Skirt (Black)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Earrings: [ glow ] studio Bitterness Earrings TDRblue by Linka Demina for [glow]

Gloves: [glow] Gloves Duo Tone – Black Satin by Anemysk Karu for [glow]

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Evolution Hi-Boots Black Electro V3 by ono Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.]





Future Club

17 01 2011

“Turn me on with your electric feel…”

Future Club

First I start with an outfit from Sascha Frangilli. Her outfit is for a lady who wants to go out to the clubs but isn’t a cute little young thing. In fact, I find her outfits perfect for a fully matured woman (not old.. just not young). They are sexy without being slutty, pretty without being twee. Sascha often uses this bolero-sculpty combo to its best advantage and in this outfit, it matches up with several different bodice choices. I have chosen to style the outfit in a more futuristic look.

Future Club

I got the look with a great hair from lat Oh. I have blogged her work before but Tatum Perenti convinced me to go back and get yet another hair from her, and I chose this porcupine-looking do to push this elegant club look into another century. Add to it this almost ethereal skin from Lion Jonesford and we no longer have your run-of-the-mill dressed-up-in-a-spangly bolero look.

Future Club

Finally, these boots from ono Zinner. With this super fantastic needle-thin heel and zippers running all the way up the back, you can’t get much sexier or impossibly futuristic. (Yes, someday technology will let us balance on needles.)

Future Club

Do what you feel now
Electric feel now

~ “Electric Feel” by MGMT

Hair: MIRROR / CB Class 4 / Black (r) by lat Oh for MIRROR

Skin: NOVA pale 10  -LionSkins by Lion Jonesford for LionSkins

Outfit: SAS – Dark Candy by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs *

Earrings: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for Sweetest Sin

Belt: !Rfyre Ank Belt. Black, Womens by SC Tracy for House of RFyre *

Boots: :)(: Ultimate Boots black 2.0.x by ono Zinner for [Neurolab Inc.], also available at PixelFashion

Retraction: I credited the Ultimate Boots to both onoZinner and amandine Arai. In actuality, ono Zinner is the sole creator of these fabulous boots.





Gentle Hour

11 01 2011

It’s such a pleasure to touch your skin
To touch your skin
It’s such a pleasure to touch your heart
To touch your heart
I can hardly wait

Gentle Hour

Sometimes I blog rather late and during that time I listen to sweet music like Yo La Tengo and try to assemble a coherent outfit. (I also try to write coherently and find later I did not….) I think I managed to put together a great look with this set, thanks to some great designers. First a great quilted vest from an outfit I got from Paul Lapointe over a slinky sweater that’s new from Nyte Caligari. I love Nyte’s shading and great seams on this sweater and also on the pants that go with this outfit. Finally quilted boots from Monyka Benelli echo the quilting and fur in the vest.

Gentle Hour

My skin is from a newish designer, Scarlett Rage, who has put this and a lighter skin out for free to entice the hordes (thanks, Renee Lowenhart, for the referral). It’s a nice skin with a little over-shading (notice around the eyes and the rear end—not shown here–was kind of dark). It is blessedly free of the over-highlighting I see on some skins. I look forward to seeing more from Scarlett when she fills her shop. (Get goin, girl!) My hair is a wild style held down by a great slouchy beret courtesy of Mr. Truth Hawks.

Gentle Hour

And I couldn’t have done
Anything else
I couldn’t have done anything else
~ “Gentle Hour” by Yo La Tengo

Hair: >TRUTH< Tatum Streaked – quince by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: ~SR~Prototype III Sunkissed (a) by Scarlett Rage for Scarlett Rage Body Shop

Vest: .:L&B:. S’Wear “Envy” Fur Lined  Vest/Jacket (part of S’Wear “Envy” Women’s Gift Set) by Paul Lapointe from Lapointe & Bastchild

Top: Nyte’N’Day – Decked Shirt Taupe by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day *

Pants: Nyte’N’Day – Decked Pants – Black by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day *

Boots: *YS&YS* Soho boots Black by Monyka Benelli for *YS&YS* *





If 6 Was 9

2 01 2011

Now, if 6 turned up to be 9,
I don’t mind, I don’t mind…
White-collar conservatives flashing down the street
Pointing their plastic finger at me.
They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high . . . HIGH!

If 6 was 9

The one thing about being a resident of SL is that you’re kind of … different. Now we see lots of people coming to our side slowly, what with their little avatars and their gaming and their funky email names, but really, we’re a little on the edge here. That’s reflected in our avatar looks sometimes. We just don’t walk around SL looking ordinary.

This time I have put on a slinky sexy dress and given it some edge. This is new from Solange Cerveau, the original queen of silks in SL (the best, bar none). With its lacy texture, it still comes off as pretty but it’s also wickedly sexy with its short skirt and satin decolletage. The dress comes in a bazillion colors… ok, 20 but that seems like a lot to me.

My up-to-there boots are from Morphine Janick, which I recently got at her winter sale. I can’t say enough about the construction of these boots—the supple and sexy black suede, the laced up back, the silhouette of the boots on long long legs. I feel fierce in these boots in a very good way.

If 6 was 9

I have donned the skin offered by Monicuzza Babenco for the Dressing Room this week. I really love Monicuzza’s skins because they have an up-close realness that is attractive and sexy. The glittering shimmering colors of the makeup are absolutely fantastic and give my edginess a touch of ethereal beauty.

If 6 was 9

I’ve got my own life to live
I’m the one that’s gonna have to die
When it’s time for me to die
So let me live my life the way I want to.

~ If 6 Was 9 by Jimi Hendrix

Head: [LCKY] Chuuchi – Black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: *YS & YS* – NewYear Tdr Skin by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*, available at the Dressing Room

Dress: *Solange!* Nightfall Cocktail Dress – BLUE by Solange Cerveau for *Solange!* *

Piercings: – .HoD. – Bitten v2 – Slide – Female by Aydan Darcy for Haus of Darcy

Earrings: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for Sweetest Sin

Collar: <TheAbyss> Choker Combo v1_FEM [Spine] by Khai Sinister for <TheAbyss>

Boots: [SG*] Oh! – Boots/ Black by Morphine Janick for the Sweetest Goodbye








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