Diana

Diana

Diana, she loves me
No innocence or compromise
Diana, she loves me
The only way she knows

~ “Diana” by Paolo Nutini

Diana

This sexy, sophisticated song seems to match the look I put together for today, so let’s call her “Diana.” First is Harry Hyx’s on spot top, a constructed tunic, sleeveless and belted in front with a graphically appealing open back and asymmetric hemline. This mesh piece is wonderfully rigged and fits very well with a great alpha. Underneath I chose wide-leg slacks from Datrip Blackbart, which he will have at the next Showroom. New boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, discounted at this month’s Thrift Shop, finish the look.

Diana

Umazuma Metaluna’s newest skin as the most arresting eyes, verging on a beautiful maturity that gives the skin a ton of character and reveals a woman of substance, not just a pretty princess. With Uma’s characteristic sensuously full lips (which I adored with her customizable lipstick from another set), the skin includes a beautiful hairbase and her lush skin tones. Truth Hawks just came out with another wavy long style, with curls corkscrewing down beautifully with his lovely textures. And Maxi Gossamer presents this artistic set of jewelry at Collabor88, a fatpack in one with her texture change scripts.

Diana

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

Skin: [theSkinnery] Meysha – November Moon (toffee) DB+H CL1 with [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 1 (new) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at November Moon *

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

Top: ISON – bandage back top – (plum) by Harry Hyx for Ison, available at Collabor88 *

Slacks: Legal Insanity – autumn flared pants rose by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Showroom *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Ring – Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands:Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant 1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Maai Slink * Fingernails * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Boots: Essenz – Helsinki (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Thrift Shop *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely swears to me this look gets the chicks. I can kinda see why. There’s the studied insouciance, the combination of patterns and a sort of funky warm masculinity that shows a touch of boyishness and vulnerability, which is so Barely.

What Barely's Wearing Today

 

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Tableau Vivant – M4rilyn Magic – Victor Hair in Browns

Skin – Hermony – Hermanni Laville – Symon in ST2 @TMD

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter

Jacket/Shirt – V-Spot – VerTig0 Sands – Vintage & Cool  Jacket in Green

Pants – Gabriel – Takuya Jinn – Plaid pants in Red

Glasses – Yummy – Polyester Partridge – Diane Frames

Socks – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Sock Tops in Nautical Set #3

Boots – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Le Grimpeur Boots in Monazite

Caught in the Wild

Caught in the Wild

“So, I ask you. Who is the happier elf? She who has braved the seas of life and risked everything, or she who has stood upon the shore and merely existed?” (based on a quote by Hunter S. Thompson)

Caught in the Wild

As it’s known, sometimes I am too lazy to do my own blog so I pull in another avatar who has a fabulous look to stand in for me. Today I feature the avatar Omenapu, who so kindly offered to pose for me and write something up.

She is a tribal elf, wandering the demilitarized territory between two great civilizations. Stealing and hunting to make a living, and rarely mixing with humanity.

Much of this outfit was created by the masterful Pucca Firecaster, whose texturing and design of all things fantasy is second to none. And just begs to be layered and mixed.

 

Caught in the Wild

Don’t be afraid to play with attachments and mix-and-match accessories to achieve a style. Custom tinting is very easy to do on moddable items and can be all you need to tie an outfit together.

I tend to use only moddable items when making an outfit in SL. Very often, I will see a particular part of an item that I like, but do not necessarily care to use the whole item. I’ll edit a face and make parts invisible, and link and attach things in places for which they were not designed, just to get that certain je ne sais quoi.

 

Caught in the Wild

(Credits as given by Omenapu)

Makeup:
:LP: (Little Pricks) Tears of the Crow Face Tattoo v2
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Les%20Reves/104/172/35
- DAMNED – War Stripes Black
- DAMNED – Black Spray
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Les%20Reves/104/172/35
~Blacklace Beauty~ Hi-Gloss Lips
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blacklace/189/131/41

Ears:
*~*Illusions*~* Sylph Ears
*~*Illusions*~* Wrapped Cords for Sylph Ears
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Twilight/191/238/41

Hair & Hair Accessories:
~Tableau Vivant~Nyoki Hair (Winter)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/128/128/23
+Spellbound+ Warrior Feather Headpiece
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Okinawa/93/35/3019

Body & Skin:
-Belleza- Venus
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/127/78/27
Glam Affair – Roza Basic – Africa – Clean BL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/128/128/23
(Omen’s own shape)

Eyes:
IKON Promise Eyes (Mesh) – Dune
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/502

Nose-Bone:
AITUI – Bull Horn Septum Piercing – Rodeo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AITUI/128/128/42

Collar:
{XA}A Kurs Demand – Collar (black)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Causality/128/124/30

Top: Wild (Gray Cords)
Skirt, Arms, Collar, Thighs: Voodoo
Leg-wraps: Tear Off
Necklace: Trapped Soul
Pauldrons: Raven Pauldron
Bow: Forest’s Scourge
All from PFC
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pirate%20Cove/130/119/53

Precious

Precious

But not me, baby, I’m too precious

~ “Precious” by the Pretenders

Diana

Barely said this Pretenders song suited my look, and I agreed. Start with the short belted fur coat and leather pants from Ariadna Garrigus, a sort of high fashion look with an uptown downtown fur coat with zippers at the ankles of the super skinny pants. I wore Senzati0n Domenitzo’s awesome ankle boots with this look, loving how the zippers align. My necklace is one of the prizes in the Blood Letters Hunt from MadPea, offered by Maxi Gossamer. It’s an adult story (so not for child avatars, thanks), and this necklace suits the sexy noir story perfectly.

Diana

A new skin from Sawsan Secretspy, with luscious glimmering lips, has been made smoky with the addition of an eye makeup from Joanna1 Lewsey (thanks, K!). That little beauty mark on the lip makes it, in my opinion. My hair is a great cut from MissAllSunday Lemon for the Xiasumi School Festival. I am positive she meant it as a much more innocent style (school, right?), but it looks so perfect for this ensemble, echoing Chrissie Hynde or Joan Jett. I love a layered style like this!

Diana

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Kokoro Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Night shadow by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at the Xiasumi School Festival *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Poison Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Makeup: 2.0 Tattoo Eye Layer Damn Black by Joanna1 Lewsey for –Mystique-

Eyes: 2moro* Be the light eyes – black by Reira Islay for 2moro

Outfit: ***ArisAris AA66-1 Highborn by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at True Fashion Times (opening November 8) *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Diamond Dagger – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, out for the MadPea Blood Letters Hunt *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Michigan (Fatpack 1) Silver by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Seduction Involves Elegance

Seduction Involves Elegance

Seduction involves
elegance and has the goal
of pleasing others.

~ Letter From France | François Hollande: Casanova or Lout? by Elaine Sciolino in the New York Times

Seduction Involves Elegance

The New York Times has a brilliant haiku generator on their site (http://haiku.nytimes.com/) that pulls lines from their stories and makes haiku from them. I grabbed the lead haiku from it.

I thought it suited this sophisticated look from GraceHaddington, a mesh pantsuit with an open cut back. Grace buys up mesh templates and sprinkles them with gorgeous textures, great styling and her own magic fairy dust (including a great texture-change HUD), and supports a large business with several other junior designers. Her prices are always reasonable and her output prolific. You can walk in any day of the week and find scads of new fashions, priced inexpensively.

Seduction Involves Elegance

I wore with this a new jewelry set made by Zuri Lyric in collaboration with Poulet Koenkamp. With a gorgeous set of bejeweled pearls that drops down the back and matching bracelet and earrings, the pieces come with Zuri’s texture-change scripts and are pure luxe.

I wore a super-sophisticated and sexy skin from Sawsan Secretspy that she recently had at Boho Culture but now in her store. I added the FREE lipstick Zxxrysa Magic is offering for the Dirty Turkey Hunt at her store. My short hair do is a new one from Chiaki Xue, who still makes short sassy cuts fashionable.

Seduction Involves Elegance

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*54(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Nessie Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Lipstick: PICHI – VELVET MATTE Lipstick [Rum Raisin] by Zxxrysa Magic for Pichi, for the Dirty Turkey Hunt *

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

Outfit: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 The Lovecats by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Jewelry: Lazuri Perles de Gloire Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings by Zuri Lyric and Poulet Koenkamp for Lazuri

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 AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

“I’m so fortunate to be red! I’m fiery. I’m strong. I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted.

I do not conceal myself: For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will. So, I draw attention to myself. I’m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness. How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being! Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken. Behold how wonderful it is to live! Behold how wonderful to see. I am everywhere. Life begins with and returns to me. Have faith in what I tell you.”

~ “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk

My Name Is Red

Barely sent me a snap of Ziki Questi in this dress and I had had HAD to have it. It’s a buy on Marketplace from LindaB Helendale, a mesh dress with color and texture change HUD for the little coins and links. With materials added to the mix, the whole piece is a sexy mod (modern, not modifiable) dress for the hottest nights out. It fit absolutely perfectly over the Belleza Mesh Body, which will be seeing developer kits (today!), updates to the current body, and new versions very very soon, according to Tricky Boucher (who has listened to all the feedback and wrapped in many new improvements). Join the Skin Addiction group to get the gossip!

My Name Is Red

I used the Omega Applier HUD to wear my great underwear, which was designed originally for PhatAzz. With a little swapping of scripts and the additional HUD for the Belleza body, I was in business. My gorgeous sexy shoes are Nardya Rousselot’s stilettos, which she has made for Slink or Belleza feet.

Shyla Diggs’ new Grace skin matches the body perfectly, of course, and completely fits because it’s as sexy as sexy gets. I wore one of the lipstick tattoos and added a whole lot of sexy in one click. Truth Hawks recently presented this new, sexy long hair with bangs, which flows down in straight but sexy locks.

My Name Is Red

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

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 5 Br with -Belleza- Grace SK Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: Lindaline diskdress standardsize by LindaB Helendale for Lindaline

Underthing: [La Baguette] Hot Panties no stocking Red by Aristas for La Baguette

Applier: [LNL] Omega Combo Bottom Applier by Chellynne Bailey for Love-N-Lust Designs

Necklace: **Feel**DoubleChainDiamondNecklace by Atuko Cliassi for ***Feel*** *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix La Nuza Stiletto Patent Red (Belleza) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Virginia Lover

Virginia Lover

“The November evening had a bite; it nibbled not-quite-gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia the late autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.”
― J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square

Virginia Lover

November is upon us in the northern hemisphere and slowly the days are growing much longer, the weather is colder and it’s rainy with some snow. Bleah. Time for a sweater, this one a lovely crocheted masterpiece in varigated yarns from Gocha Merlin. I tripped on her store in MP when I was doing the LL ads and loved her funky knits and outfits. She seems to do her own mesh with some great textures. I opted to wear the sweater with shorts and tights as I see all the girls around my area doing. Mesh shorts from Erratic Rain fit perfectly underneath and old old cabled tights I had in inventory from Myllie Writer with new mesh boots from Kenadeecole (so cool and fit on the Belleza body if you wear it).

Virginia Lover

Sad November has started and there are lots of fun things including this umbrella with an elaborate color change hud for different elements of the umbrella and an AO that keeps it in place while you walk around from Jaimy Hancroft. My hair has a great set of hair texture colors AND complete control of colors on the band and muffs of the ear uffs from Ikira Frimon. I wore pink lipstick from Constance Daehlie (and her lovely eyes for Enchanted) with a skin from Shyla Diggs. It all works together. Even if the skies are gray, my look is bright.

Virginia Lover

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Aina hair-Brown set by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Sad November

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 5 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

Lipstick: #adored – gummi gloss – pinkies 2 by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – silvery by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available for Enchantment *

Sweater: !gO! Klara sweater 4 by Gocha Merlin for !gO!

Shorts: erratic / lena – shorts / denim light by Erratic Rain for erratic *

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

Tights: *PERSONA* Woolen Tights – pink by Myllie Writer (no longer available)

Umbrella: -DRD-  Rainy umbrella by Jaimy Hancroft for Death Row Designs, available at Sad November

Boots: REIGN.- Boots With the Fur- (Violet) by kenadeecole for REIGN

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