Sing, Sing, Sing

17 04 2014

Sing, Sing, Sing

When the music goes around,
Everybody’s goes go to town.
But here is one thing you should know
Sing sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you’re singin with a swing

~ “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing on over to Genre this month because the collective artists that make up the event are working on the theme of “Big Band Swing.” June Dion contributed with this great sleep dress, a mix of mesh and system pieces with a sexy tight fit and sleek, snazzy trim to make this dress have a touch of menswear style. Little music barrettes from Ravenna Rossini evoke Big Band style and wonderful shoes from Tiffy Vella, to be work with Slink feet, add wonderful vintage bows to the look. Elegant poses from Olaekna Chesnokov that she will be selling at Pose Fair, which opens April 19, dropped in my lap so I could pose dramatically.

Sing, Sing, Sing

I am, of course, dancing to the swing playing on the grammophone from Spooky Mistwallow, also available at Genre. I wore an old vintage standby—my favorite wavy style from Kin Keiko. A trip over to the Cosmetic Fair helped me dress up my luxe skin from Ava Grau. Deep red lips from Constance Daehlie and golden eye make up from Nikohl Hax makes my beautiful sing, sing, singer glamorous and read for the big screen.

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing swing swing swing, listen to the trumpet swing
Blow blow blow blow, listen to the trombones go

Hair: kin-Jennifer-[blonde] by Kin Keiko for Kin

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance

Eye makeup: .random.Matter. – Avanti Shadows – Gold Dust by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter., available at Cosmetic Fair

Lipstick: #adored – blossom lips – velvet – medium by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Big Band Bingo by June Dion for Bare Rose, available at Genre *

Barettes: Frogstar – Big Band Glitz Hair Clip (Gold) by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Genre *

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

Shoes: Eclectica Swing Shoe-Gold Suede by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Prop: =Mirage= Big Band Gramophone by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage=, available at Genre *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Fair 2014 (opens April 19) *





The Speakeasy

5 01 2014

The Speakeasy

“’Flapper’— the notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoked cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.” ~ Joshua Zeitz

The Speakeasy

A night out on the town for a few lovely young ladies during the Prohibition of the 1920s meant a visit to a speakeasy or “blind tiger.” Speakeasies were saloons where alcohol was sold and served illegally to men and women alike. While probably a hangout for women of a different class than the “flappers” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books, the speakeasy has a certain image that is nicely represented by Cory Edo’s new pub, which she is selling at FaMESHed. The bar, which includes a texture change for the stained glass window and a texture template so you can substitute your own textures, also includes separately the stools (which have various animations), and glasses and bottles, so if you fussy about your barware and libations, you can arrange them your own meticulous way. The adult version of the bar includes quite a few salacious animations for after-closing play.

The Speakeasy

I bring my speakeasy flapper to life with this darling mesh dress from Kaliope Karas, whose work I first encountered in the recent Genre. When I spoke to her, she said she liked making fashion for fun for her own role play in SL, so you can guess this dress is inspired. Being the rather literate person Kaliope is, however, she clearly researched the patterns and looks of the times and came up with this darling dress, which comes in several colors.

The Speakeasy

I embellished the look with jewelry from Tiffy Vella and this charming cloche with color change hair. The set is coordinated with the pendant on the necklace matching the brooch on the hat’s hairband, so you can pull together a rather spiffy look. Ava Grau’s sophisticated skin and piercingly green eyes from Keiba give this beauty a Scandinavian look. T-straps from Darling Monday complete this period piece.

The Speakeasy

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hair and hat: Eclectica ‘Solaria’ Cloche Hat-Cyan 2 by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Sigrid – April – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Rainforest- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: KaliKo Vintage – Flapper Party Dress – Teal by Kaliope Karas for KaliKo *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Solaria’ Necklace and Ring in Turquoise&Gold by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

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

Shoes: fri. – Peggy.T-Straps (Jazz) Turquoise by Darling Monday for fri.day

Pub: Trompe Loeil – Dragon & Orchid Home Pub Redwood {A} [mesh] by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *





An Orchid in the Snow

22 12 2013

An Orchid in the Snow

“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ~ E.E. Cummings

An Orchid in the Snow

Monica Outlander recently put on a fashion show of epic proportions with some of her newest Black Label fashions on display. I was not able to go but I understand it was quite something and I am not surprised, because when Monica thinks, she thinks grandly and with sweeping creativity and beauty. She invited many people to participate in The Golden Thread, her show, and asked people to make artistic photos using her Black Label Fashions. I did one for the show but it’s not PG enough for the blog, so you can see it here.

One of the most beautiful pieces from the show was this dress, Shae, which is an absolutely gorgeous mesh assemblage with materials features (see the sheen on the bottom). In this gown, Monica brings romanticism to the modern by using mesh to create folds of brocade and satin and sheer taffeta in a pile up of gorgeous materials. Each detail—from the bead-decorated bodice to the buttons running down the corset to the flowers adorning the hips is attended to with loving care. This is how haute couture is supposed to work—a celebration of the senses and shapes. Monica outdid herself and truly produced a work of art.

An Orchid in the Snow

The dress suits this new skin from Rocketta Haven. Yes, I showed it yesterday but I have to show it again today because I am absolutely smitten. The delicacy of this skin, the gentle features, the romance of the look deserves more than just a glance. Even the hands are lovely (featuring a nail applier from Sasy Scarborough perfect for the holidays). My side swept hair is MissAllSunday Lemon’s newest release, an almost wind-blown style that echoes the drama of Monica’s dress.

An Orchid in the Snow

“Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.” ~ Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Casey Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 02 (lb) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Eyes: .ID. November Gift 2013 #2 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: Miamai_BL_Shae by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Enchant’ pearl earrings and necklace by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

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

Hand appliers: KOOQLA : Slink Appliers – Bisquit (hands) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Nail appliers:  Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 192 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *





A Christmas Carol

17 12 2013

A Christmas Carol

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

I am so PLEASED to congratulate Fabfree for winning the Avi Choice awards for best blog. I sincerely think there was no better blog for the title. (I am not being gracious here—I mean it.) I was good friends with Renee Lowenhart when she was running the blog, and I know how much work she put into building Fabfree. Love Trill and the other ladies have taken the baton and run with it, keeping up the fine standards Renee set and making it even better. They work DAMN hard on that blog, bringing people news of great items, keeping the free area at the Wash going, and running a ginormous group of freebie hunters. And they put slurls on EVERYTHING (and I know how much work that is). I know I refer new people to the blog at least three times a week. I am so pleased they got the award.

That being said, I am also pleased that I ranked in the top 5. Of course it’s not scientific and of course it’s all about some crazy poll on a website but dang, let me gloat just a little here for being in the top 5. I was thrilled to be nominated, so of course for this I am so honored. Thank you for voting for me! And congratulations to the other blogs!

avi choice 2 copy

That being said, I will now take you back in time to the Victorian era when Christmases were festooned with holly and velvet and delight galore! Actually, I’ll take you over to Genre, whose theme this month is “Victorian Christmas,” and a ton of creators are participating. I am actually amazed at some of the work because I can tell it’s original mesh, not templates, and it’s been done with the event in mind.

Take for example the skirt I wear from Kaliope Karas in plaid with a green hem, which I separated from a whole outfit she is offering so I could show Kerryth Tarantal’s gorgeous jacket with her distinctive complex textures. Kerryth has grown by leaps and bounds, looking at this, having drawn in all the fine detail—buttons, shadows, piping. She’s not just laying a fractal on a prim anymore. It’s gorgeous. And you can barely see but Tiffy Vella has made the most darling mesh shoes with a Victorian brocade print and a ruffled vamp.

A Christmas Carol

The accessories at the event are exquisite. The gorgeous choker and earrings from Ellantha Larsson are simply a taste of what is being offered and Synjari Myriam’s top hat is one of many toppers up for sale. Chandra Masala offers this porcelain and pristine skin with a hark back to bygone days and I wore one of Helena Stringer’s makeup tattoos to get a deeper lip.

You will also find a variety of Victorian creations to furnish your house including this curio desk from Morgana Brid, which includes texture change features to change the wood and upholstery. And Lashae Karsin used her posing talent to make a stately Victorian chair that also has a few standing poses. Abathyr is generously offering the Christmas stocking I show with a texture change script to allow different names to be embroidered on the stocking for a mere 10L. In fact, almost every creator offers one 10L item so being Victorian this holiday won’t break the bank.

A Christmas Carol

“And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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

Skin: Jalwa- Zahida – Victorian – Eyebrows by Chandra Masala for Jalwa, available at Genre *

Makeup: *TSM* Mistress Lips -Last Kiss by Helena Stringer for The Stringer Mausoleum, available at Genre *

Eyes: PC Eyes – Christmas Tale – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Jacket: Spyralle  Snowflake Lace Jacket Red by Kerryth Tarantal for Spyralle, available at Genre *

Skirt: KaliKo – Joanie Christmas Caroling Skirt by  Kaliope Karas for KaliKo, available at Genre *

Choker and earrings: .:ellabella:. Bygone Medusa – Yule by  Ellantha Larsson for .:ellabella:., available at Genre *

Top hat: .:SF:. “Memento Mori” Mini Top Hat – Thulian by Synjari Myriam for Senzafine, available at Genre *

Shoes: Eclectica Victoriana Shoe for Genre-red by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Décor:





Hot Spot

30 08 2013

Hot Spot

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

Hot Spot

This weekend my town is a hot spot. Harley-Davidson is celebrating their 110th anniversary, so riders from all over the world have rolled into town to celebrate. It’s been a non-stop rumble since last night, especially since I live near the main strip along the Lake where they like to ride.

This sexy dress from OneBadPixel would probably be fashionable at the festivities for some of the ladies (though I see most in jeans—too old for stuff like this). With a tight silhouette and textures that highlight all the curves ahead, this sexy mini is a great look. Coordinating with the dress, I wear Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ newest ankle boots. The HUD that comes with the boots allows changes for the main leather boot, the sole, the strap (which I changed to a contrasting leather), and the metals. My shades from Tiffy Vella (one of six great color-changing mesh sets she is releasing) keep out the sun.

Hot Spot

A hot spot in SL in a couple days will be the Arcade and that’s where you fill your pockets with gachas galore. Start with this skin from Tricky Boucher, one of the rare skins he is offering in his gacha. With sensuous lips and eyes, it’s a typical sensational Tricky offering.

Analog Dog Gacha for Arcade

My favorite rare, though, is this hair with hat from Queue Marlowe. Queue is offering a variety of hats with sayings from “newbie” to “sugar momma” to “stereotypical” at the Arcade. Queue said she had tons of fun making these but “hot spot” was definitely my favorite because of the double entendre. And then she has her sexy wavy hair with the hat, which is irresistible.

Hot Spot

God didn’t create metal so that man could make paper clips! ~ Harley-Davidson Ad

Hair: AD – just sayin – house wine (wifi) RARE by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available September 1 at The Arcade

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Arcade 2 RARE by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available September 1 at The Arcade

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – indigo by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: ::1bp::  Jersey Tank Dress Pewter by OneBadPixel for One Bad Pixel *

Sunglasses: Eclectica ‘Pastel Sunnies’ Sunglasses by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Bright Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

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





Seduction

8 07 2013

Seduction

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price. ~ Jean Baudrillard

Seduction

A long slinky dress in black with little flickers of skin showing, a strappy sandal, a sexy back, long wavy hair and deep red lips and nails. Who could be immune to this seduction? This incredibly sexy dress is a creation by Joeylin, who has exploded with gorgeous, sexy content since I last saw her shop a few months ago. The texture on this dress is peekaboo, as many of her textures are, though this is incorporated with the dress (the dress includes both lighter and darker skin versions).

I am wearing Gospel Voom’s latest shoe, the Eva. It’s a classic, old-school vamp with a stiletto heel. As always, the skin matching is a breeze with his special matched library of skins. I colored the nails red and ran out to get Jamman’s mesh nails, which I had been hearing a lot about in Fashion Emergency. With a special hud, I can adjust to three lengths and several colors of red with the set I bought.

Seduction

Tricky Boucher probably has the most seductive skins in SL. With soft and sexy features, the Shyla skin has a ton of attraction power, especially with the red lips I added from the set. Long wavy locks from Truth Hawks’ new collection soften the look, making me old-school movie star fabulous and Deco jewelry from Tiffy Vella adds elegance and completes the look.

Seduction

Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It’s part of the sizzle. ~ Camille Paglia

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Candy – LightBrowns04 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Sk 0 with -Belleza- Shy/Betty SK lips 0 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Aspen (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON*

Dress: Joeys Mesh Black Leather Sheer Effect Gown by Joeylin for Paisley Daisy

Jewelry: Eclectica Deco Knot necklace and bracelet-pale silver by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Nails: LITE Fingernails Mesh rigged round by Jamman for Jamman Jewels & Accessories

Shoes: [Gos] Eva Slingback – Colour Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys





Mandarin Orange

11 06 2011

Tiger Lily

When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. ~ Wayne Dyer

Tiger Lily

The beautiful girl in orange that shows up at the party—who is she who dares to wear orange and wear it so well? What does it say about her? Sonatta Morales made this gorgeous dress, offered at Fashion for Life this year, to catch the eye, and it does that with its exotic print and elegant assembly. From the bow at the shoulder to the sleek primmed skirt, it’s an evening gown for a woman who is bright inside and out.

Tiger Lily

My skin is a lovely Asian look from Gala Phoenix. What works for this skin is that it can be put on a shape and look just right—I have not modifed my shape in any way yet I look perfect. I love the coloring and skin tone. My jewels are courtesy of Tiffy Vella, whose aesthetic is truly based in the early 20th century with her deco motifs and lavish use of pearls. This lovely pair of earrings comes from a new set Tiffy is offering.

Tiger Lily

“Orange is the happiest color.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Hair: **Dura-Boys&Girls**16(Black) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: :GP: Honey [Light] Jasmine-Pure 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

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

Dress: Breeze by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales

Jewelry: Eclectica Deco Knot bracelet-pale silver and Eclectica Deco Knot earrings-pale silver by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Shoes: ! haut.monde – Gossip Pumps – Coral Rose by Teresa Republic for haut.monde *





Swoon

12 05 2011

Just remember to fall in love,
there’s nothing else,

there’s nothing else

~ ”Swoon” by the Chemical Brothers

Swoon

Swoon at this look. First we have this gorgeous new lingerie from camille yosuke, who has been making women in SL sexy for years. Her look is always delicate, soft and alluring, and in this ensemble, a bit dressed up and classy. I love camille’s pastel choices for her lingerie—she reminds us that a lady likes to feel pretty as well as sexy. I dressed up the ensemble with a new set from accessories from Tiffy Vella—long gloves, tied at the top and a choker cinched with a gem.

Swoon

The news is my skin, which is an exclusive for the Skin and Shape Expo, a makeup version Gala Phoenix made for her new May set. Gala mixes photosourced elements with skillful artistry to create this glowing skin, which shows a face that is young but more elegant than some of her previous work. I really like it.

Swoon

“There’s nothing else….”

Hair: [e] Rhythm – Blonde 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: :GP: Petal [Light] May-Expo Exclusive 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio, available at the Skin and Shape Expo

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Lingerie: May Cream Lingerie Set by INSOLENCE by camille Yosuke for Insolence *

Choker and gloves: Eclectica “Swoon” (ivory) by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica

Shoes: TIPTOESquare Toe Pump-Cream Roses by F4 Forzane for TipToes

Posing chair by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations.





Heaven

8 04 2011

Heaven heaven
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
Heaven heaven

The rhythm of wheels the rhythm of heels
That we fall into the sun
She walk on silver she walk on gold

Heaven

We are still watching the Fashion for Life totals slowly tick up due to the generosity of some designers who continue to sell their exclusive pieces on behalf of the American Cancer Society. Geryn Sloane is one of those very generous individuals. She has been an ardent supporter of the cause, both with her beautiful creations and with her enthusiastic attitude. She is not a huge name in SL; she is not making tons of money (though she could use it), yet she generously gives to RFL and Fashion for Life of her time and energy—she is an unsung hero. Her fashions are glamorous and colorful with touches of sexiness (like the low cut back on this dress—woohoo!).

Heaven

I wear with a gorgeous skin from Tuli Asturias, who seems to be remaking her older skins and adding all sorts of glorious add ons. Hair is a newish curly style from Truth Hawks, who seems to have the market on sexy waves in SL. Jewelry is an older set from Tiffy Vella, who is expanding her repertoire to shoes and gloves now. She does amazing work!

Heaven

Written while listening to “Always Loved a Film” by Underworld

Hair: >TRUTH< RiRi – strawberry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<*

Skin: [:T:] Zoe / sunkissed :: 02 Purity with [:T:] Zoe / sunkissed / brows :: Honey and [:T:] Zoe / sunkissed / lips :: Amethyst by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

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

Dress: ***FFL Exclusive*** GSC Your Sin by Geryn Sloane for G SLOANE COUTURE *

Jewelry: Eclectica_Jazz_purple paisley_long beads and Eclectica_Jazz_purple paisley_Bangles_l by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Violet2 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya









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