The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

“It’s easy to believe in magic when you’re young. Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then. It didn’t matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible – elves probably more so.” ~ Charles de Lint

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

Once upon a time there was an elf… or a sprite… or perhaps she was just some weird overgrown insect. She wasn’t sure what she was. Bottom line: she had a branding problem. She wished (on this darling wishing well from Sway Dench) that she knew how to reconcile herself.

The problem was this: She had gotten herself over to the Mystic Realms Faire and had a little too much enthusiasm about the items there. Things offered there. There was this fantastic outfit of leaves and stripes from Hadarah Steamer that she had to have because it was cute and it had leaves, right? The mesh fit her perfectly and the textures were to die for as far as fantasy goes as all of Hararah’s fantasy clothes go.

Then there was the dragon halfing set from Kalia Firelyte and perhaps that’s where she took a wrong turn. The wings were so righteous and they flapped! And the tail, with its spines and great scales, wagged as she walked. And the horns had several textures to choose from and could be curled or uncurled at will. It was all just too good to pass up! But how does an elf carry off a dragon tail? (By draggin’ it behind her. Gosh, I crack myself up.)

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

Then there was the pretty jewelry from Plurabelle Laszlo, a set with delicate dragonflies that were dragons, right? So it all fit. And a flit over to the L’Amitie Fall Market for cute fallen leaf sandals from Trippy Fall (because, a leaf, right?) and the look seemed to make a certain amount of sense, but really only to her.

Mimi Coral had a ton of skins to choose from so our confused little elven sprite halfling found a fierce tribal one that echoed the greens of her leafy dress and fierce dragon tail. Sparkling eyes from Constance Daehlie made the look more fantastic. A hop, skip and tp over to the Fantasy Collective, opening today, and she aced herself a gorgeous ‘do from Shylah Honey with a Renaissance braiding on top, like a little crown.

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Marigold(Lrg)Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Fantasy Collective (look UP) *

Skin: flounce – Amelia – Honey – Lined with flounce – Elle Brows – Brown – Honey by Mimi Coral for flounce, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – potion – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Outfit: Anjana Green by hadarah Steamer for Sweet Lies Designs, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Libelula – Necklace and Ring by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Dragonness: (‘B’) Dragon Halfling Set by Kalia Firelyte for Dysfunctional Designs, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoe: !! SW !! Fall shoes for slink GREEN by Trippy Fall for Silk Worms, available at L’Amitie Fall Market

Sway’s [Wishing Well] Well with hanging bucket by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

S/He

S/He

“You and I are in a world without boundaries and our spirits flow in it like ink blots on damp paper…”

~ quoted from “Transcending Borders” by Tutsy NAvArAthnA

S/He

My pal, Tutsy Navarathna, has been a resident of SL for quite a while and has tackled a few of the issues of virtuality that we all experience. His latest movie, “Transcending Borders,” looks at gender and attraction. Besides showing the beauty of SL so evocatively, it has a great ending! (I just want to note that Tutsy makes these amazing machinima from his home in India with the crappy internet that is inherent with living there. Bow before his amazing skills!)

Meanwhile, Genre has taken on the theme of “Androgyny,” which dovetails nicely with my recent online series obsession, “Transparent,” on Amazon. It’s a full-on examination of the many flavors of being sexual and gendered with the common issues of family dynamics, living in LA, growing up, being Jewish, and love, of course. I highly recommend it.

The suit I am wearing, from Poosykat LittleBoots, is the ideal look for a “low femme,” as one of the characters in “Transparent” labels this. This tailored suit is full mesh and fits perfectly. Platform heel boots from ThePierrot complete the look And I chose a neutral polish for my nails from Giela Delpaso.

S/He

A short men’s cut from TOmmy Fairplay is perfect for this look. With a long top that is insouciantly swept back and a great hairbase, the hair is ideal for men but really suits me too, and is one of his featured looks at The Liaison Collaborative.

The best part of the look is Mochi Milena’s skin, one she made just for this round at Genre. Supplied with the skins, of course, are all the appliers you might need but she also gives you a variety of cleavages from completely male to buxomly female with boi and girl in between. She also provides several shapes, which transform the skins from softly masculine to nicely feminine. I wore it on my shape as is, and it made an ideal look. Mochi also includes a bunch of makeups to femme up your look. If there ever was a skin to explore the spectrum of sexuality and gender representation, this is it.

S/He

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Archer Non-Rigged Mesh by TOmmy Fairplay for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Skin: [PF] Ashley <Peach> – Lid 01 (black – thin) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel, available at Genre *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Outfit: Renegade Marquis Suit Jacket by Poosykat LittleBoots for Faster Pussycat, available at Genre

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: C L A Vv. Platform Boots I Choco by ThePierrot for C L A Vv., available at Genre

Poses: .mien. [ equal ] by Connie Stratten for .mien., available at Genre *

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 *

Isobel

Isobel

in a heart full of dust
lives a creature called lust
it surprises and scares
like me
like me

~ “Isobel” by Bjork

Isobel

While I photo’d and documented this blog entry, I listened to a mix of Bjork and PJ Harvey on YouTube so my look is a combination of the two (kind of like this amazing performance of “Satisfaction” by the pair). And speaking of amazing, this dress that Kinu Mayako has made for the Mystic Realms Faire is a strappy sexy look with a wonderful color change HUD for the straps on the top and the underlying part, the skirt and the arm cuffs. Then I paired it with a strappy set of platforms from Poulet Koenkamp that include a texture-change HUD as well. I will remark that these are Slink-compatible but fit the Belleza body feet just fine. My necklace is from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus and include 4 metals and 10 gems, available exclusively at the Body Modification Expo.

Isobel

My ‘do is one of Truth Hawks’ new fantasy hairs for the Mystic Realms Faire. With his great texture-change HUD, I was able to choose this great color combo. Sawsan Secretspy has released this lovely skin for Designer Showcase and I dressed it up with eye liner from Constance Daehlie and lips from Mocksoup Graves. I like when a skin is plain enough that a third party makeup works well on it. This is pretty seamless.

Isobel

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Olinda by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Eyeliner: #adored – go to liners – curlt up by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Nerd Purple Lipstain (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – alchemist – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Anawyn by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: L&B “Pear Drop” Necklace by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild,  available at the Body Modification Expo *

Shoes:  :: PM :: Croco Boots -all colors by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Power

Power

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Power

Power, besides being the focus of thousands of graduate courses in humanities, is the focus of this look. Shai Delacroix has come out with this set, a merry widow with thigh high boots and a mask, for a look that is absolutely drop dead without being slutty. In fact, this is how a woman of power looks—she knows what she wants to show and what she doesn’t have to. And this look is feminine, not macho, so our powerful woman is all woman from her puffy sleeves to her lacey frills. The mesh has a great shiny materials to it, so crank it up for maximum effect.

I accessorized with pieces from the Body Modification Expo. My choker, from Pamela22 Igaly, is akin to the ethnic rings piled on but more modern with a texture-change HUD for different metal choices. My ring is a sexy mesh piece from Shina Shan that serves both sexes.

Power

Shyla Diggs is coming out with a new set of skins for The Liaison Collaborative. They have vibrant makeups for a wilder look. This red shadow/red lip is perfect for my intentions, providing this pop of color to intensify the presentation. They match perfectly, of course, with Tricky Boucher’s body, which I am wearing. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ new ones for the Mystic Realms Faire. It comes with horns but, while I am sexy, I am not horny. Power!

Power

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Neria by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: -Belleza- Brooke TLC Pale 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Corset: *Shai* Chantel Lace Corset by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Choker: Bokeh – Abuk Necklace ‘all colors’ by Pamela22 Igaly for Bokeh, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Ring: .:E.A.Studio:. Tribal Wings Ring Silver by Shina Shan for Eclipse Art Studio, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Crop: [NN] – Crop by Nastasia Tuqiri for NaughtyNaughty

Boots: *Shai* Chantel High Boots by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Poses byTutys for Tutys

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

Nest

Nest

And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove’s,
The one only dwelling on earth that she loves.

~ William Wadsworth

Nest

Mystic Realms Faire and Body Modification Expo both open today at noon. This should not be a huge problem for most because both fairs are open for a couple weeks, but you know it will become a huge thing trying to in. And frankly, I can see why. I got this darling little mesh dress from Cerberus Noel, which comes in four colorways, and it’s an ideal dress for a saucy wench or a spirited elf or a hunter. Paired with this intriguing and gorgeous necklace from XanXan Jervil and the awesome pirate boots from Jackal Ennui (which come rigged and unrigged so yes, Dorothy, you can adjust them to your Belleza body as I did), the look is fantastic and beguiling.

What is also beguiling at Mystic Realms Faire is the great furniture you can get for roleplay. Cherelle Capra is offering this amazing bookcase with all the books and a scale at super low prim count plus an amazing desk. Artizanmesh has made an incredible furniture set that includes in some pieces, single and couples poses. I was absolutely charmed by Tree of Life chair.

Nest

Seasons Story opened today too and Umazuma Metaluna has come out with a set of two fantastic skins for the event, both in fall colors. The coloring is warm with her typical beestung lips and provocative brows and eyes. My hair is Shylah Honey’s gorgeous look for the Body Modification Expo, a side-parted long ‘do with a beguiling wisp of hair across the face. I love this hair and think it could be worn over and over with many looks, especially with the great textures.

Nest

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

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

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

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – pine – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Outfit: *GF*[Mesh] Elwyn Outfit –chestnut by Cerberus Noel for G. Field, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: :(SH): Anniana Rune Necklace – Rust by XanXan Jervil for Sad Harlekin, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Ring: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Gold Ring 1 [Add me] by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Boots: lassitude & ennui Captain’s boots crimson by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Furnishings:

*AF* Balloch Perch Collection by Artizanmesh for Artizan Fantasy, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

  • *AF* Balloch Perch Herb Shelf ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch TOL Chair ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch Slatted Rocker ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch Boarded Candles ~ Warm

[CIRCA] – “Traveller’s Discovery” Tall Shelf by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *