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“Unless one decorates one’s house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed.” ~ D.H. Lawrence

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This is going to be one of those mega blog entries where I share all the pretties I have picked up or been given. Start with this fabulous skybox from Tobias Corvair, which he is featuring at Fameshed. He calls it the “Architect’s Skybox” but I have figured out that it’s the gacha-player’s skybox with all its wall space and shelves. I hung the clever windowboxes from Barnesworth Anubis outside with his pansies and vines (which you can’t see) and took a shot through the window. Barnesworth makes the flowers super big so you can arrange and shrink them. A great tip is to LINK them when you have arranged to reduce the land impact.

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Tobias gives the main floor a big space so you can enjoy a main living and social area. I arranged a more traditional chair from Hideki Carami’s gacha at Chapter Four (you get two chairs in the “prize”) with Cory Edo’s latest chairs for Collabor88. Cory’s chairs come in a handful of great decorating colors (lots of neutrals) and have a huge variety of poses and animations and, if you’re in the mood for love, delectable adult animations.

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Tobias tucks little shelves under the staircases—the one up to the bedroom, which I made into a contemplative loft lounge—and then another up to a top-floor balcony. I put some of my yard sale gacha finds on the shelves, particularly my collection of art dummies from Robin Sojourner. (Yes, I do the gacha yard sales. Your trash is my treasure!) And he gives you an abundance of walls. I was able to hang my entire collection of LeeZu Baxter gacha posters around the skybox.

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Tya Fallingbridge has a nice set of home accessories at FaMESHed including this modern lounge chair with footstool, side table and funky flower lamp. The chair includes several relaxing poses including this contemplative one, perfect for resting and listening to music after a long day.

I opted to make coffee the theme of the kitchen downstairs, using a darling graphic from Isabelle Requiem’s gacha at Oh My Gacha. She includes several kitchen and house décor items, including the rug beneath my feet. These little touches are what makes a house a home.

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My outfit is an assemblage of pieces I liked together—first, the slouchy sweater from Sanura Snowpaw, a warm casual look for being at home. I paired it with Ivey Deschanel’s skirt from her ensembles at the Dressing Room Fusion. I am so glad to see Ivey working with mesh. Her textures have always been outstanding and at 70L, the skirt and top (which you don’t see here) are a steal with the quality she puts into them. My little boots are LeeZu Baxter’s mesh concoctions, wearable art on my feet rather than just on the walls.

Shyla Diggs has come out with a new skin for Collabor88, and I wear it with pleasure, opting for a pale lip to match the smoky eye, which accents a pair of eyes from Umazuma Petaluna’s gacha at Chapter Four. Fortunately, I lucked into these blue beauties though looking at her prize board, they are are all gorgeous. Amberly Boccacio is offering several colors of this funky necklace at Collabor88—it comes with silver or gold metal. And Circe Ishtari has made a long short cut with winsome wisps and a color change menu in the hair itself—click for colors and relax.

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“Home is the nicest word there is.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hair: Tokyo.Girl Hair Mia [ all color ] ~short~ by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 4 Br with -Belleza- Ria SK Matte Lip 3 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- , available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Obscurity eye collection – 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at Chapter Four

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Poofcake {Red} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :. *

Skirt: :::Sn@tch Angela Pencil Skirt (Oxblood)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Necklace: Glam Affair – Chainedlink Necklace Black/Silver by Amberly Boccacio for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: [LeeZu!] Havasu Falls Ankle Boots /red by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

 

Skybox: +CONVAIR+ Architect’s Loft – Fameshed by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *

 

Featured furniture and decor:

R(S)W Guru Manniswami
R(S)W Paramahansa Yogamanna
R(S)W Manny Dude
R(S)W Manny Jumper
R(S)W Manny Astair by Robin Sojourner for Robin Sojourner!, available at Oh My Gacha

Trompe Loeil – Astrid Chair Nostalgia Haze {A}
Trompe Loeil – Astrid Chair Berry {A} by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Hideki – Armchair – Black by Hideki Carami for Hideki, available at Chapter Four

[Brixley] Comfort Zone Poster
[Brixley] Coffee Love Print
[Brixley] Striped Rug by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Oh My Gacha *

[LeeZu!] Capital Citys Poster
[LeeZu!] Streetart Poster
[LeeZu!] Portraits
[LeeZu!] Huh Poster RARE
[LeeZu!] Cover Poster RARE
[LeeZu!] Fisheye Poster RARE by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!, available at a yard sale near you! *

[PM] Pixel Mode  – Crono Chair – Black
[PM] Pixel Mode  – Crono Ottoman – Black
[PM]Pixel Mode – Flower Wire Table Light
[PM] Pixel Mode  – Crono Table Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

[ba] wrought iron window box
[ba] flowering vines
[ba] pansies
[ba] simple terracotta pot by Barnesworth Anubis for barnesworth anubis, available at FaMESHed *

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. ~ Isadora Duncan

Where the Wild Things Are

Today I can’t be tamed. Start with a top from LeeZu Baxter, a system top done in Leezu’s magnificent artistry with ruffles at the bottom, little buttons, clipped straps. The old fashioned system piece, when done well, is still a wonderful avatar look and Leezu is one of the few that has the skill to pull it off. I pair it with Ivey Deschanel’s gift from the KittyCats Advent Calendar—a set of wild mesh pants with animal skin on the cuff. She includes four pairs in the gift—this is one of them. It’s a perfect gift for wild cats.

Where the Wild Things Are

Aida Ewing recently released the Kaelyn skin, which I have enjoyed wearing in the India tone. Some of the makeups are bold and some are subtle. This one is in between. AvaGardner Kungler offers this chic necklace based on organic shapes and probably real life jewelry. I love how Ava experiments with her jewelry, shapes and colors. Finally, Mina Nakamura put out this great side swept tousled look. I love how it wraps around the neck with pieces going down in back and a lock escaping in the front. It’s so natural and wild.

Where the Wild Things Are

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top. ~ David Lynch

Hair: MINA Hair – Noor BB by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Kaelyn skin – India 03 D by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: sa Serenity Eyes ROOT by Silverr Andel for Sterling Artistry, one of the Peace on Earth hunt items

Top: Vera Top /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Pants: :::Sn@tch Fiasco Leather Pants (Zebra)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Tamarindo – Necklace – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra

Boots: BM Carrie Exotic Boot by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

I Wanna Be Evil

I Wanna Be Evil

I’ve posed for pictures with Iv’ry Soap
I’ve petted stray dogs, and shied clear of dope
My smile is brilliant, my glance is tender
But I’m noted most for my unspoiled gender

Prim and proper, the girl who’s never been kissed
Well, I’m tired of being pure and not chaste

Like something that seeks its level
I wanna go to the devil
I wanna be evil, I wanna spit tacks
I wanna be evil, and cheat at jacks
I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies
I wanna be mean, and throw mud pies

I wanna be evil, little evil me
Just as mean and evil as I can be

~ “ I Want to Be Evil” by Eartha Kitt

I Wanna Be Evil

I wanna be evil and the best way to be evil is to be deadly beautiful. With one of Mami Jewell’s newest gowns, I am wicked in the sexiest way. Mami has embraced mesh and brought her lush textures to a medium that is crowded with less-than-ideal artwork. She has also done what I love seeing designers do—mixing prims and mesh—this time with a feathered collar to create a dramatic, face-framing shape and beautiful satin flexi prims on the bottom for movement and elegance. Everything this gown is dramatic but not overstated.

I Wanna Be Evil

My vampiress look is achieved from several elements. First, Aida Ewing featured the Lucy skins a few weeks ago and with their “snow” complexion and very subtle brows and lips contrasting with a dark dark eye, they are perfect for this gorgeous specter. I found fangs from Sissy Pessoa were a perfect tattoo overlay—not too overt and elegant. And Carina Larsen’s white, elegantly rolled up-do is the epitome of restrained refinement that our cold-blooded beauty needs.

I Wanna Be Evil

And in the theatre
I want to change my seat
Just so I can step on everybody’s feet

Hair: Amacci Hair Estra ~ White by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: Glam Affair – Lucy – Snow – 03 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Fangs: Baiastice_fangs tattoo by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Platinum by Ikon Innovia for  IKON

Dress: -AZUL- Iolanda/Ruby by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Jewelry: :::Sn@tch Languid Gothic Ribbon Choker::: by Ivey Deschanels for Sn@tch

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Make New Friends…

 Make New Friends

So this is what happens when some upstart blogger IMs you and gets all sweet and nice and funny. She lets you steal witty things from her profile. She dishes with you about her partner. Then, she sneaks up and asks to take your photo because of a blogger challenge. She asks you to look like yourself (whatever that is anymore, I am not sure). And then she takes your photo and you look like a billion bucks (see below).

Harper & Rainey

Rainey Manx, authoress of No Rainey Days, IM’d me and flattered me with her request to take my photo to answer Harlow Heslop’s question about what blogger inspires her. I was thrilled because Rainey’s work is incredible—she puts beauty into every piece she does (and I am incredibly envious because my PS and art skills stink). I was putty in her hands.

Make New Friends

Did we intend to dress to match? Nope. But that’s how similar we are in aesthetic–it all seemed to work. I can only talk about what I threw on; Rainey’s babeitude speaks for itself (and she has more at her blog). I started with a minidress and scarf from Trill Zapatero, who tempted me with several things at her store. I love the funky look of her things, their casual sexy hippy dippy coolness. All proceeds from sales at her store go to help Afghan women, so it appeals to my charitable side as well.

Make New Friends

My hair is my namesake from my someday partner Queue Marlowe (whenever Callie dumps me). Queue made the hair and then I sent a photo of RL Harper and we agreed—it matches. My skin, like Rainey’s, comes from Nena Janus’ beautiful mind.

Most importantly, our eyes come from a man we both hold dear to our heart—Ikon Innovia. I would like to think I am the reason they are together but I am guessing it’s more because of his devastating charm and her incredible wit and spirit. It seems Ikon lucked out. So did I in making a new friend :)

Make New Friends

… but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.

On Rainey:

Hair: Magika – Luna Roots Edition by Sabina Gully for Magika

Skin: League – Sia by Nena Janus for *League* *

Eyes: Fashism – Custom by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Sweater & Tank Top: Sn@tch – Church Sweater & Butch Tank Sheer by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Jeans: L.inc – Tyra Jeans by CK Winx for Luck Inc *

Belt: Coco – Calf Leather by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Necklace: Dark Mouse -  I’ve Lost My Way by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Bracelet: Sigma – Siren by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Pose: !Bang – Promises by Triest Minuet for Bang Poses

 

On Harper:

Hair: AD – harper brown sugar by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

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

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

Top: BoHo HoBo minidress (tealquarks) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo Hobo

Jeans: Maitreya Skinny Jeans by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Scarf: BoHo HoBo skinny scarf (blue) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo Hobo

Ring: ::je suis::Gacha::tente::sky::ring by Julia Merosi for je suis

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Blue Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Mollena

Mollena

Mollena before I met you
I’d always walked the line
I know you’d leave me
If I let you
The blame’s entirely mine
Cause I could fall into a whole world of trouble over you

~ “Mollena” by James Hunter

Mollena

Remember that girl in school who got every boy’s attention just by being who she was—she exuded some energy, some spirit and life that turned boys’ eyes? I knew several girls like this. As years passed, their stories always turned out to be a sad for whatever reason. Despite being able to capture any boy’s attention, they always chose the worst ones—the bad boys—and it always turned for the worse. No one can sustain that kind of energy forever.

My Mollena here is in tribute to the beauty who captured the boys’ attention. All sorts of boys fell into a world of trouble over her. From her slinky tank top from Betty Doyle (a great separate that can span tons of looks—from retro to contemporary) to little black capris from Ivey Deschanel, Mollena has a look that’s rockin’. Accessories from Dick Wiesel (who has this belt out in color change) and Nyte Caligari make the look. And of course, high heels from Teresa Republic turn cute into sexy.

Mollena

The real story here is the skin and hair. First, this skin from Helyanwe Vindaloo is fresh and pretty—youthful but not kewpie-doll. The eyeliners in this series are fantastic—I opted for this modified cat-eye, which looks smokin’ hot without being over made-up on this pale skin. My hair is from Kavar Cleanslate’s newest color set—Evolution. I love how he includes roots with the hair—we all have them as the hair grows out and lightens as it gets long. The style reminds me of that girl in school—she wore it short and feathered and sassy just like this. (She’s divorced with three kids now. *sigh*)

Mollena

Cause I could fall into a whole world of trouble over you

Hair: ::Exile:: Caitrin:Roots-Stefani by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::

Skin: .ploom. Maia_Cream – BL – Eyeliner 4 by Helyanwe Vindaloo for .ploom

Top: Ingenue :: Trixie Halter :: Halter :: Teal by Betty Doyle for Ingenue *

Capris: :::Sn@tch Le Jazz Hot Bodysuit Capris (Black)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch *

Earrings: [mixxES]Hoop and feather earrings04(L) by marron Vita for Mixx Ethnic Style (no longer available)

Bracelets: Nyte’N’Day – Elle Bangles – Green by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day

Belt: :. WoE .: Nomi Leather Belt (Grey) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: *

Shoes: ! haut.monde – Gossip Pumps – Silver Peony by Teresa Republic for haut.monde *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Boring

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.]

FAQ

Q: A/S/L?
A: Old enough, plenty, and Second Life.

FAQ

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Today it is mustard because I am wearing this awesome outfit from Ivey Deschanel. Ivey never fails to surprise me with her fashion versatility. Just when I think she is a little neko/goth girl designer, she comes out with a sexy elegant outfit like this one with its blousy sleeves and wrap tied shape. I love the little leather shorts with dark tights (rather than a mini for once), the beautiful almost-floral texture on the top, the graceful sleeves and tie. Paired with funky little boots from Violace Huntress (with color change socks and boots), this is an outfit I could live in.

FAQ

Q: What is your favorite lip gloss flavor?
A: Well today it’s Cranberry Crush, because that’s the flavor on this luscious skin from Gala Phoenix. With my kissable lips, I am guessing it might become your favorite flavor today too ;)

Q: Do you dye your hair?
A: It would seem that way, wouldn’t it? But could any bottle of dye come up with a color as rich and exciting as the one on this new hair from Bubbles Clawtooth? I think not.

FAQ

Q: Do you look like your avatar?
A: No, but my mind looks like her.

Hair: Clawtooth: Cat Call – Red eye flight by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] Yum-Cranberry Crush BL by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Outfit: Sn@tch Once More With Feeling-Mustard by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch *

Boots: *VioMagic* Skathi Shoes by Violace Huntress for *VioMagic*