Everywhere Hair

Everywhere Hair

I called this “everywhere” hair because Thora Charron from LeLutka has managed to hit every demographic in SL for her Hair Fair offerings: RP, high fashion, romantic and dressy. In Thora’s typical style, the textures are detailed and beautiful with all the exacting touches typical of a LeLutka hair.

Everywhere Hair

The styles, of course, vary in vision. Using mesh in interesting and exciting ways, Thora has managed to make a collection for Hair Fair that is certain to donate lots to Wigs for Kids, especially with the lush hair colors and great hair textures.

Everywhere Hair

The hair comes in packs by color and do not include a HUD. This may or may not be a winner for some. Certainly, wearing non scripted hair IS a winner to most people, and there are abundant color choices. I love this lush red—Harvard—and think it’s stunning for all these hair styles.

Everywhere Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

[LeLutka]-CHRISTINE hair/Dark Red by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[LeLutka]-FRANCINE hair – Harvard by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[LeLutka]-COLLEEN hair – Harvard by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[LeLutka]-CHARLENE hair – Harvard by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Mariah Skin Cocoa Red Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 002 by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:. *

Eyes: pearl – clear pond – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: Bon Bon Longdress <mesh,rigged,materials> /cream by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Martha My Dear

Martha My Dear

Martha my dear
Though I spend my days in conversation
Please remember me
Martha my love don’t forget me
Martha my dear

~ “Martha My Dear” by the Beatles

Martha My Dear

This cheerful Beatles’ tune popped up and made a perfect title for this beauty, who I have named Martha. Fashion for Life opens today, featuring the work of over 150 designers, with donations from a portion of every single sale going to RFL. Because of RFL SL’s rules, the designers were required to load their items into individual vendors, one at a time, so you had better shop til you drop to make it worth their while. (It’s open two weeks. Take a sim a night or day and you’ll have seen everything and been able to explore these gorgeous sims too.)

The sims are, as I have mentioned, gorgeous. I took today’s photos on Pluto Fairey’s beautiful sim, which is sponsored in part by LeeZu Baxter. And check out the dress LeeZu is offering as her exclusive. Available in eight combinations, this down-right sexy dress with its bold graphic print will put you ahead of the crowd, especially with this amazing silhouette on a proprietary mesh piece. LeeZu has filled the store with items, all in the RFL vendors, so buy buy buy! (And make sure you click the flowers—there is a dance pose in them. I will be spending any time at FFL dancing in these flowers.)

Martha My Dear

My goal was to be top to bottom FFL content and I managed it. Start at the top with hair from Shylah Honey and Tommy Fairplay. With their great texture change HUD I was able to get this great two-colored look that matches my dress. My skin comes from LadyLuy and includes a ton of makeup options including blush. My eyes are from a set being sold by Marisela Bouchard, who generously paid for two shops so she could sell skins and clothing. My jewelry is offered as the exclusives by Sebastian Dionysus and Plurabelle Laszlo (who is also offering some darling shoes that I somehow have to get into the blog). Sasy Scarborough leapt in at the last minute to grab a store and is offering some darling nails, one of which is just great colors (no decoration), which is great for many outfits. My shoes are from Senzati0n Domenitzo, who is now creating for Slink feet (yay!) and is sponsoring another sim. And my elegant poses are a set that AnneMarit Jarvinen is offering in her shop.

Martha My Dear

Hold your head up you silly girl
Look what you’ve done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Zendaya by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair::, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Wander *

Skin: Skin Aimi  Milk with Eyeliner Louis Vuitton, Gloss, and Blush Warm Red by Ladyluy for Center Ville Maison, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Perambulate *

Eyes: Silk Dreams Eyes – Dark Brown by Marisela Bouchard for Silk Dreams, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Journey

Dress: Bon Bon Longdress <mesh,rigged,materials> /cream by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!, sponsor of FFL Parade for Fashion for Life *

Necklace and Bracelet: Crystal Ice Necklace C Black and Crystal Ice Bracelet R Black by Sebastian Dionysus for Designs by Sebastian, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Yasemine – Necklace by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Wander *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 217 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Detroit (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, sponsor of FFL Trek  at Fashion for Life *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink, available on FFL Promenade at Fashion for Life *

Taken on FFL Parade, built by Pluto Fairey

Inventoil Made Easier

Inventoil Made easy

“There’s never enough of the stuff you can’t get enough of.” ~ Patrick H.T. Doyle

Inventoil Made easy

A few years ago I introduced the word “inventoil” to the world, which was my word for going through my inventory and sorting things. At the time my inventory was almost manageable. I knew what I had and where it might be. That ended a couple years ago when boxes exploded with fatpacks of fatpacks, and I started joining events to blog. And oh, well, I shop a lot too. Pfff.

StarlightShining clued me into a fancy trick in Firestorm that is going to revolutionize your inventory, especially if you have a hoarding problem as I do. And I’m going to teach you how to do it. The bottom line is that you are going to be able to pack massive amounts of stuff into a package without manually moving it. It’s kind of like those Spacebags that “triple your storage’ when you vacuum out the air.

Inventoil Made easy

First, get the Firestorm client. This only works with Firestorm as far as I know.

You need to select what you want boxed. Make a folder at the top layer (meaning “Inventory > Folder”). If it’s in any other folders, this will not work. My folder is “~ 100 Block,” full of some dope stuff I got to blog for the 100 Block, some of which you saw here. The event is over and I am desperate not to part with these things but the reality is, they have to be packed away if I can’t bear to delete them. I named the folder with the ~ (a tilde in geek terms) so it would sort to the bottom of my inventory, making it easier to find. (You can name with ! at the beginning and it sorts to the top but I have used that trick too many times for it to be useful to me anymore.)

Everything in that folder, including folders, is going to pack into the package at ONE LEVEL. That means the stuff IN the folders will go into the box but the folder separation will not. So if you pack folders in this folder, don’t expect them to remain sorted. I don’t personally care. Most people name things in a manner that they sort correctly. And if they don’t, well, I didn’t need it anyway.

Inventoil Made easy

Edit the box and hit “Copy Key.” You are going to need that in a moment.

In the chat line of local chat type “zdrop on <paste what you copied from Copy Key here> <name of folder EXACTLY with capitalization correct here>”. The package and folder do not have to have the same name, incidentally. I just happened to do that. This is a photo of what I ended up typing.

Inventoil Made easy

If you did it all correctly, you will see the message in your chat window start scrolling by and witness each item being packed into the package. The progress will fill up your screen but no one else’s.

Inventoil Made easy

While it packs, resume your normal activities in the sim. Pose for photos (though the little starry line might show as you package), furnish your house, sort other items in inventory (though you can’t start another zdrop transfer), chat in Skin Addiction. It’s not a quick process if you have a lot of things.

Inventoil Made easy

The biggest thing I found is that you need to stay within in the sim you are on and while I have not tested this, I am guessing you have to stay in relatively close proximity to the package. I managed to thoroughly furnish the Theosophy sky box while packaging all my LeeZu one evening.

Inventoil Made easy

If you are packing a lot, I would advise you to get a scripted package that will allow you to scroll through menus to find the contents of the box. I use the Bright Container myself, which is old technology but works for me. And yes, you can pack into packages that already contain scripts, objects, notecards, etc. If I find more 100 Block items, I can simply jam them into that box from the same method.

When it’s done, you’ll see this. (Please note the time stamp. Started at 20:48, ended at 21:03):

Inventoil Made easy

If you check inside your package, it may take some time for the inventory to pull up but you should see this:

Inventoil Made easy

Any no copy items will have gone into that package. The rest transfer, so if you want to keep the folder in your inventory AND have a box of things, go ahead. I will be holding on to that folder for a day or two more and then maybe, if I can bear it, moving it to trash. In a day or two I might even “empty trash.”

Let me give you a quick review of my outfit. Start with the aforementioned LeeZu Baxter, whose work I can not BEAR to part with. Her newest top features a peekaboo peel off strap that drops down, so I put on the bodysuit that Kinu Mayako is offering for a mere 5L in the Pink Fusion Hunt. (Oh hunt items—another choice batch for boxing!) My skirt is Datrip Blackbart’s Pink Fusion Hunt item and my shows with anklets are from Mr. Gospel Voom and his innate knowledge of what turns men on. (I got lots of compliments on these shoes, ladies… hint hint).

My skin is Carina Larsen’s newest and I have to say I have a secret crush on her work. Her skins look like no one else’s but have a sophistication and freshness all at once that make them gorgeous and unique. My eyes are also from Carina and include a HUD for changing size, glow, and shadowing. I will be featuring more of these mesh eyes. Finally my hair is Chiaki Xue’s newest, a darling short cut that includes a little bouncy flexi so when I am hanging upside down, you can see it fly out.

Inventoil Made easy

Yes, I know my inventory is too big! “To inform fools, that they are so, does not make them any wiser.” ~ Taylor E Bennet

Hair: *Dura-Girl*53(L-Red) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Amacci Skin – Tyne (Cream) – 02 Ruby by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Eyes: Amacci  – Zenith Eyes – Mesh Eyes with HUD – Spring by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Top: [LeeZu] Constance Top/pink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Bodysuit (underneath): [ SAKIDE ] Pink Dream Bodysuit v3 by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available for the Pink Fusion Hunt *

Skirt: Legal Insanity – Pink fusion hunt – leo mini skirt by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available for the Pink Fusion Hunt *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: :FY: Spring Glitter Nails @ Pink Fusion Hunt by Hannah Lacombe for Forever Young, available for the Pink Fusion Hunt *

Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Patent by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Floor cushion: Sway’s [Shirin] Floor Cushion – silver.indigo by Sway Dench for Sway’s, out for The Challenge *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields

Let me take you down, cuz I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

~ “Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry-flavored lip gloss (and I don’t mean THAT Strawberry) and a bright pink outfit and my dreary cold winter is brightened. Start with this darling sleeveless top from Cecilia Blachere that she is offering at the Designer Circle over Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ latest sexy mini leather skirt and I am strawberry fields forever. I couldn’t resist cranking it up with tights from LacunaInc from The Attic and LeeZu Baxter’s latest mesh boots, so sexy and funky and fashionable.

Strawberry Fields

Once again Paul and Bastchild give you the great color change HUD so that you can wear this versatile skirt over and over. And of course as always, Paul gives you a really fine fanny. In fact, this mesh is engineered really well with a great curve on the hips, iat the waist and even in the option of alphas (there IS an upskirt option, you naughty ones). This is what it comes down to—you get a “fatpack” in a great HUD, sexy leather textures and a finely-engineered butt. It’s a must have.

mini hud

Tricky and Shyla Boucher are offering this lovely skin at Collabor88 this month. For the low price they are offering this, it’s a deal ebcause you get all the brows and a bunch of lipsticks per package. Get yourself down there before Collabor88 closes to pick up this sexy skin. Of course I couldn’t resist finding the pinkyest strawberryest hair in Kavar Cleanslate’s colors and wearing it. It’s absolutely gorgeous if you are going for fantasy or whack dye jobs. *Smacks my strawberry-flavored lips smugly*

Strawberry Fields

Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out
It doesn’t matter much to me
Let me take you down, cuz I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

Hair: Exile::Quiet Afterthought by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Pale 1 Bl with -Belleza- Ria Pale Gloss Lip 4 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Rose (ML) by Ikon Innovia for  IKON *

Top: shine by [ZD] BIANCA MESH TOP pink by Cecilia Blachere for shine, available at Designer Circle

Skirt: L&B S’wear “Leather Mini” FatPack by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus forLapointe and Bastchild *

Tights: *LACUNA* Semi Opaque Hipster Tights – VIVACIOUS by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at the The Attic *

Nails: Nailed It – Neon Set – Colors HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Bracelet: MG – Bangles – Painted Hearts – Large by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Boots: [LeeZu!] Candy Pop Boots <mesh,material> /hotpink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Home

Home

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

Home

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.

Home

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.

Home

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.

Home

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.

Home

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.

Home

“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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Dream Within a Dream

Dream Within a Dream

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Dream Within a Dream

Whenever I wear one of LeeZu Baxter’s creations, I feel like I am in some sort of fantastic dream. With their explosion of texture and colors and shapes, LeeZu’s creations push beyond standard fashion in SL and challenge the status quo of slapping textures on mesh templates. LeeZu just released a gown of epic proportions—mesh with a variety of patterns and textures—and when I say “texture,” I mean texture. You can feel the gold in the stripes, you can sense the pull of the tentacles through the air from the headpiece and hear the tulle shifting around under the voluminous skirts as you walk. What better dream than the one in pure sensual technicolor?

Dream Within a Dream

Maizon Rayna’s pretty Christmas tree drops down my back and hangs from my ears. The beautiful gold jewelry is better late than never in this blog. And once again I revisit Rocketta Haven’s newest skin, a delicate dreamlike beauty with full lips and a painterly visage. I can’t help but float in this dream within a dream.

Dream Within a Dream

“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”~ Neil Gaiman

Hair: TuTy’s ADORABLE – Updo hairstyle – Red velvet by Tutys for Tutys

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

Eyes: (Big) Beatrix GIFT Realistic Eyes .:: eSSe STORE ::. by eSSeWorld for eSSe

Dress: [LeeZu!] Saphire Gown /plum by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Jewelry: TdO*NATHALIE necklace and earrings by Maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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

Eva

Eva

“Eva knows I’m terra incognita and explores me unhurriedly, like you did. Because she’s lean as a boy. Because her scent is almonds, meadow grass. Because if I smile at her ambition to be an Egyptologist, she kicks my shin under the table. Because she makes me think about something other than myself. Because even when serious she shines. Because she prefers travelogues to Sir Walter Scott, prefers Billy Mayerl to Mozart, and couldn’t tell a C major from a sergeant major. Because I, only I, see her smile a fraction before it reaches her face…. Because her laughter spurts through a blowhole in the top of her head and sprays all over the morning. Because a man like me has no business with this substance “beauty,” yet here she is, in these soundproof chambers of my heart.” ~ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Eva

I am reading Cloud Atlas, and oh, what a great book! This quote is only a smidgen of the gorgeousness of David Mitchell’s writing, which changes in voice among his characters. (Oh, Robert Frobisher, you wily sexy penniless bon vivant bisexual composer.. what a delicious wit you have!)

My Eva is a credit to the romantic love the narrator feels for her. Start with this charming mesh dress from LeeZu Baxter. With its flowered blouse and Victorian style sleeves, lace pencil skirt and satin hem, this gorgeous piece is an homage to the 70s in its complex textures and silhouette. LeeZu has added a subtle shimmer to the fabric, a satiny gloss that shows well in the new materials viewing in SL. BabyChampagne Sass’ high-heeled, high-fashion shoes

I paired Maizon Rayna’s gorgeous jewelry with the outfit. A real life fashion designer, Maizon has always dreamed of being a jewelry maker and in SL she can do it. This gorgeous onyx pearl set with its accompanying flower-shaped jeweled ring includes earrings and a bracelet, which I do not show.

Eva

Aida Ewing’s gorgeous Vera skin gives our Eva a perfect look with darkly lined eyes and a pale pink lipstick and blush. Queue Marlowe’s latest, a side swept ‘do, gives the whole look a beautifully blonde tumble of curls. And Reira Islay’s eyes, sold at the Halloween Mini Mart, are intensely lovely.

Eva

“[A] man like me has no business with this substance ‘beauty,’ yet here she is, in these soundproof chambers of my heart.”

Hair: AD – bayou – dark blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Angelica – America 01 C by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: 2moro* Be the light eyes – violet by Reira Islay for 2moro, available at theHalloween Mini Market

Dress: [LeeZu!] Ginger Dress /cherry by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Jewelry: SONJAjet necklace and ring by maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands Relaxed Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 133 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Stiletto love cherry by BabyChampagne Sass for{{BSD Design studio}},

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée

“Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris!” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée—that sweet creamy confection with the hard outer shell—a better metaphor for some personalities than mushy strawberry shortcake or fluffy angel food cake or fussy soufflé. It’s an elegant dessert with a subtle reward of richness and sweetness. This look gives the same—with a cream colored dress, criss-crossing over the chest with tiered ruffles on the hips, it’s a sleek look from LeeZu Baxter.

Look closely and you can see how LeeZu uses the materials feature in the SL Viewer to make the dress have a more matte material, especially compared to the glossy leather handbag from Goucchi/Steffen Garcia and my strappy gold sandals from Gospel Voom (both available at Collabor88) and my glossy gold earrings from Anastazja Brimm. It’s this juxtaposition of textures—just like the hard carmelized top of crème brûlée is broken open to find a creamy custard—that makes this look pure confection.

Crème Brûlée

Chiaki Xue has just come out with this side-swept curly short style. No one does shorter, curlier styles like Chiaki, and the textures and curls in the hair add a humanness and complexity that many hairs lack in SL. My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest offering, a rich beautiful visage with an optional glow and gloss for the lips. I added eyeliner from Ekilem, which is being offered at TDR Fusion, to pop the eyes, which are chocolatey confection from Umazuma.

Crème Brûlée

Hair: *Dura-Girl*50(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: [theSkinnery]Runa-Bare face(brownie) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Runa Face Glow 1 (dark skin tone) and [theSkinnery] Runa Lipgloss by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Makeup: MONS / Makeups – Eyeliner Velvety – bronze by Ekilem for MONS, available at TDR Fusion

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Caramel by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at Candy Fair

Dress: [LeeZu!] Metropolis Dress (mesh,rigged,material) /plain nude by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Jewelry: A&Ana F.J. Only Triangle Gold Earrings and A&Ana F.J. Only Triangle Gold Bracelet by Anastazja Brimm for A&Ana, available at TDR Fusion

Handbag: MOSS by Steffen Garcia, Ankh (Hand) by Goucchi for Steffen Garcia, available at Collabor88

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

Hand Appliers: [theSkinnery]Slink Skin Applier HUD-Hands-brownie by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Metals Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandal – Magic Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at Collabor88

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

Char

Char

Char is our girl today. Born in the 80s, she is the daughter of a brief but fruitful marriage between an aging rock star and a young groupie. Her daddy, Slim Jim Ross, was a rock star “in the 60s or 70s or something,” Char says. Her momma, considerably younger, was a Jazzercise instructor he met on tour in Tulsa. Now her momma teaches Zumba in Santa Monica and lives in a two-bedroom ranch paid for with his alimony, and Char lives in with her Daddy in Brentwood.

Slim Jim had two hits: “You Ain’t My Baby (No More)” and “In Your Velvet Spaceship.” (“Yeah, Baby, that song was for your mother, Crystal,” he coughed out, taking his first toke after a 5 mile jog. “But Daddy, my mom was Christine.” “Yeah, that’s what I said, right? Christine.” Crystal was his second wife. Her mother was his fourth. Char knew he had it wrong.) Char was named Chardonnay, after her momma’s favorite wine. Char is the apple of her father’s eye, his youngest, his “Baby Girl,” the one spending her siblings’ inheritance via increments of charges on his American Express.

Char

This may lead you to believe that Char has no redeeming values beyond those of being Slim Jim’s progeny, but that is not true. When J-Lo doesn’t know what to wear, she rings up Char. When Paris is perplexed, she phones Char. When Beyonce is befuddled, she texts Char. The Olson twins somehow lost Char’s number. That’s because Char shops so much, so knows where to get it all.

And her outfit today is comprised of only the best: first a top and skirt from LeeZu Baxter, designer extraordinaire. LeeZu puts the micro in the mini with this skirt—a waistband barely clinging to a scrap of flowered fabric. So brief it’s like a moment in time except LeeZu still manages to cover the essentials without making it ridiculous. Then the flowered top—a collage of tassel and lace and rose with textured sheer cotton. Char shows plenty of midriff but she knows looking trashy is not what she wants.

Char

Her boots are from another extraordinary designer—Bax Coen. One of the new set of animal prints Bax has put out, this is more fashionable slant on animal. In this case, the animal is the SoCal shopper with her stiletto heels. With its uniquely scripted fitting system and multi-texturing options, these boots are just what Char loves—versatile.

Char took a trip to the makeup counter at Curio and got a great free sample with her purchase. This pretty pink visage is Gala Phoenix’s offering to all who join the Truth District Update Group. Grab it now from past notices before it’s gone. (Look at those luscious lips.)

Finally, Char’s hair, which she (and I) love—a long breezy casually feathered ‘do from Kavar Cleanslate, available at Hair Fair 2011. When Char saw the cut and color, she said, “This is so Rodeo Drive, darling.”

Char

In your velvet spaceship
I find it strangely comfortable
In your UFO of looooove.
Probe me, explore me, penetrate my mind
Take me to the galaxies
In your velvet spaceship, your sp-sp-spaceship.

~ From “In Your Velvet Spaceship” by Slim Jim Ross

Hair: ::Exile:: Bailey:Chardonnay by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2011

Skin: :GP: Airhead-Truth District Update Group Gift by Gala Phoenix for Curio, available by joining the Truth District Update Group (check past notices)

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

Top: [LeeZu!] Keahi Top /pink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Skirt: [LeeZu!] Manoa Micro Skirt /pink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Glasses: ROLE OPTIC SG-57 Gala v1.2 by Rohal Schnyder for Role Optic *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Vogue Leopard by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Boots *