Put to the Test

Put to the Test

“We’re all put to the test… but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?” ~ David Mamet

Put to the Test

The Arcade is coming soon and all the sneak previews are starting to emerge. Trace Osterham made this fabulous collection of carnival games, the kind you put your hand on or pull a lever and find out what your personality trait is. They have been scripted for one or two people (depending on the topic) and include sounds and glowing flashing lights. The rare is, of course, the fortune teller, who gives you a cryptic fortune you wear and read. The graphics on the pieces are amazing and Trace did these in mesh himself, so you won’t find them anywhere else. Get one or get all for your SL rec room or carnival! (Please note I rated “The Devil” below. Maybe THAT’s why I scored “Hot Stuff” on the other one–see above.)

Put to the Test

Beanster Potato has a few brands she makes content for, all of them sporty and fun with great textures and versatility. This dress is one of her 20.Five brand, priced low and designed for casual wear. Beanster uses prepurchased mesh for these pieces, and she makes no secret of that. The advantage of buying them is in her great textures and the texture-change HUD she includes with every piece. I wore the dress, clicked to the turquoise I liked, and then the shoes, and clicked to my silver. Done!

Put to the Test

Mirja Mills just put out this darling medium-length ‘do with a barrette holding back a lock of hair. As always, the hair comes with a HUD to allow quick choice of your favorite hair tone. Lumiya Rae is selling this lovely skin for girls who like beautifully defined features and pretty puckery lips. Appliers are available!

Put to the Test

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HILARY * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: L ~ Delphine : 5 – Caramel  / Bare {Mid Cleavage} by Lumiya Rae for Lumae

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes –  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: 20.FIVE Mesh: Sinas Dress (Fitted) by Beanster Potato for 20.Five *

Bracelets: Elysium – Kira bracelet – geometric silver(mat enabled – ver 2) by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: 20.FIVE: Helga Heels by Beanster Potato for 20.Five *

Testers by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at the Arcade (opening soon)

  • {theosophy} Age Tester
  • {theosophy} Enemy Tester
  • {theosophy} Evil Tester
  • {theosophy} Hottie Tester
  • {theosophy} Love Tester
  • {theosophy} Passion Tester
  • {theosophy} Sass Tester
  • {theosophy} Zultor the Fortune Teller

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

No Scare Hair

No Scare Hair

If you look at Mirja Mill’s hair for Hair Fair this year, you might think she was one fierce chick. The truth is Mirja’s a pussycat who makes ferocious fantasy hair. Mirja is rolling out the feral and fiery for Hair Fair this year.

No Scare Hair

I can’t help but think Mirja had a bit of fun with these. She went back to her fantasy roots with these pieces, combining her great imagination for styles with her exquisite jewelry work. If you get one of these styles, you get that extra bonus of jewels and horns.

No Scare Hair

But don’t limit yourself to thinking that they are simply for RP: many can be worn without so they would be wonderful on their own as simple hair pieces. I especially like the two long styles with braids and sensuous locks curling down the back. Imagine these in another color not on a drow, and they are suddenly very romantic and sexy.

No Scare Hair

Mirja’s ‘dos all come with a great texture-change HUD with several options in both regular and “fade” combos. Additionally, the jewels have color change options, so you can customize your look to the nth degree.

Let me give a quick note about this absolutely stunning drow skin that Inka Mexicola is offering in a gacha at Kustom 9. Get it. Seriously.

No Scare Hair

I want to note that Mirja is always amazingly generous for charity festivals such as this one. She co-sponsored a sim for Fashion for Life and set up a gorgeous store. For Hair Fair she has created these five exquisite pieces, kicking 50% to Wigs for Kids. She is also offering the Medusa style with a texture-change HUD as a visitors’ gift. That’s beyond amazing. She is definitely a sweetheart, regardless of her wild and untamed locks.No Scare Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: Essences {Alex07} *drow* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom 9 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – storm by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Outfit: [V/W] Tracker Outfit Grey by Reeva Hax for Velvet Whip, available at We <3 Role Play

Clouds in My Coffee

Clouds in My Coffee

“I had some dreams. They were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee.” ~ “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

Clouds in My Coffee

Home with a cup of coffee is where I want to be. I recently remodeled in SL with some new pieces including this kitchen set from Tobias Convair, an architect who has an eye for what a good kitchen in SL needs for décor. Included with the set are PG and Adult animations for a full kitchen narrative. (You can get busy with your honey or just share coffee.)

My top is one that Circe Ishtari put out a couple months ago but I have been saving it for the perfect look. It comes with a texture change HUD and the ability to color the ruffle and seams, which allows various iterations of the top. I waited well because these new jean capris from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus are going to be worn frequently this summer for casual looks. I love the painted denim they include in their extensive texture-change HUD. Finally, an African-inspired necklace from Maxi Gossamer, which is one of her featured pieces at Collabor88, which just opened, punctuates the look with a little fashion. (And Pho noticed my nails match my top perfectly with little flowers, thanks to one of Sasy Scarborough’s designs.)

Clouds in My Coffee

Dutchie Hoorenbeek came up with this clever little four-person table that could serve 1-4 people and she has expanded the idea with newly fashioned chairs in an arts and crafts theme. Dutchie has a fine eye for what people want in furniture—classic, usable, and wonderful animated. An entire meal can be had at these tables with place settings appearing as needed. She also supplies extra settings for viewings as this. With artwork and lighting, the scene is contemporary and cozy.

Clouds in My Coffee

My new skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s luscious Melodia. With sensual lips and eyes and a pretty blush, this skin suits many shapes and comes with appliers for most body parts. My long locks are Mirja Mills’ newest, suitable for both men and women, as she shows in her ads. I love her textures and the fine wisps that curl about.

Clouds in My Coffee

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.” ~ Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ROXANNE * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melodia Tan 02 A by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Top: Tokyo.Girl . Ixi Ruffle Top by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Capris: L&B Swear “Capri” Pants – Denim by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Keisha – Short 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: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – Set 116 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

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

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


  • +CONVAIR+ Birchdale Kitchen dark PG (short) by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *
  • Various glasses and plates in the cabinet by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie blue and green rug by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Dining room:

  • Dutchie dining table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie double ceiling lamp by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Extra table dressing dessert by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie Falling Snow by Kamisaka Sekka by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Throw Rug by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *

Skybox: {theosophy} Nicholaston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *



I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

~ William Butler Yeats


Fashion for Life doesn’t just have modern dress, you can also find romantic pieces. That’s the thing with FFL—all designers willing to make the donation to have a store are accepted. This way, it’s a group effort by anyone willing to give to Relay for Life and American Cancer Society without exclusivity. So a beautiful old-fashioned dress like this one, which has been made by Bodza Mubble. She has combined a great mesh corset with system pieces and flexi to create this lovely look for fantasy or role play. I gamboled about in the parks at FFL Voyage, enjoying Jara Lowell’s lovely build.


My skin is Aida Ewing’s new gorgeous work for Collabor88 with lovely brows, expressive eyes and of course, the gorgeous lips she always has. My hair is Mirja Mills’ contribution for Fashion for Life, which is a great piece for casual wear or RP, and it works great with the pretty headdress from Bodza that comes with the dress.

I want to note that Mirja is a sim sponsor for FFL with a huge donation, and she filled a ridiculous number of RFL vendors with her hair without a peep of complaint or confusion, each one kicking back a portion to RFL. She has always been enthusiastic and supportive of Fashion for Life, and for this, I am so grateful personally. I have If nothing else, buy a hair from her at Fashion for Life because her stuff is awesome and so is she!


The golden apples of the sun.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * RENEE* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., sim sponsor for FFL Journey at Fashion for Life *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – America 04 F by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: *LI* FFL Traveller of Past Times by Bodza Mubble for Living Imagination, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Amble *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 216 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek *

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



I am no more

a Boy Scout and, besides,
could never

put you out—you
keep me on

all day like an iron, out
of habit—

you threaten, brick-
house, to burn

all this down. You leave me
only a chimney.

~ From “Song of Smoke” by Kevin Young


A piece of a hot poem for a hot look. (Oh gosh I love this poem from Kevin Young.) I went over to the Dark Style and picked up some sexy items including this lingerie from Tatyana Ultsch, who includes appliers for top and bottom, though I only used the top on my mesh boobs from Riann Maltese. (I think my bottom is fine enough as is.) Sexy shoes from Promagic complete the look over Slink feet.


My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ lovely makeup looks on Tricky Boucher’s base. Love the details of the body, especially that lovely butt and the hip bones. My hair is Mirja Mills’ beguiling retro style for My Attic.

If I am looking a bit more voluptuous, I am in this outfit. I think to balance a big top, a woman needs the bod to hold it all, including a bigger waist and bigger hips. This look is luscious and sexy and absolutely smokin’ without being exaggerated or cartoonish. (Hint: a little fullness to the belly and butt adds to the plush.)


…[Y]ou threaten, brick-
house, to burn

all this down….

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * PRIA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic*

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 9 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Amber by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, avilable at Kustom 9 *

Lingerie: :::insanya::: RedLace by Tatyana Ultsch for Insanya, available at The Dark Style

Necklace: *{Junbug}* Perles de la Mer – Pure Silver by Juno Mantel for Junbug

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 – Large and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – The Style Icon Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It*

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *PROMAGIC* Wrap it Heels (Slink High) – Black by Promagic for Promagic, available at The Dark Style

Poses by Tutys for Tutys



Call it magic
Call it true
Call it magic
When I’m with you

~ “Magic” by Coldplay


The sun outside seems like magic after such a long winter. Now if it would just warm up. I don’t care really—gotta show some leg and with this mini from GraceHaddington I can do just that. Grace is featuring this at DOPE Fashion Week, which is ending soon so get down there to find some sexy and elegant urban fashions. (Found my darling earrings from Adrianne Stormcrow there cheap.) Grace, as always, includes a texture-change HUD and I was able to choose the top and skirt separately. And the price is right! Paired with absolutely sexy slingbacks from Eku Zhong and a handbag from Grace, also with texture-change HUD, I am ready to step out and enjoy magic!


The real magic is this gorgeous skin from Steffi Villota that I got a few weeks back and am finally showing. I love the elegance of Steffi’s skins, the gentle blush and lovely features. She includes colorable layers that allow you to make your own makeup. In this case I made a pretty pink lip and I have blue shadow, which you can only partially see through Hays Uriza’s texture change glasses. Click on the glasses and find a variety of lens translucencies and tints to customize your look. Finally, find this chic and short ‘do from Mirja Mills, which looks great on men (well devastatingly sexy, actually) and short and sassy on women. And once again, like magic that I look great!


Wanna fall
I fall so far
I wanna fall
I fall so hard
And I call it magic
And I call it true
I call it magic

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * CAMERON * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Skin Uma B blonde Mixedtype with Eyeshadow for Individual coloring and (brightness 1) Tintable Lips for Individual coloring by Steffi Villota for DeeTaleZ

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for adored

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Waking Up IN Vegas by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at DOPE Fashion Week *

Earrings: Groovy Earrings Gold by Adrianne Stormcrow for StormCrow Designs, available at DOPE Fashion Week

Handbag: [LG] Boutique-Minirosa Tote by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Sunglasses: HAYSURIZA_Glasses_Michel2(Urban night For Lady) by Hays Uriza for HAYSURIZA *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: KoiKoi Shanghai Slingback by eku Zhong for KoiKoi

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



“Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty.” ~  Holly Black


The 100 Block is still going on and there are some drop dead sexy things, including Kehl Razor’s dress/top with its great texture change HUD. It comes in a solid, which I show here, and with an illustrated front and what makes it so dang sexy are the slashes through the fabric, the little ties at the side and sleeves (which can be color-changed separately from the top), and the slinky shape which is only possible in mesh. He hit the critical length to make this sexy alone (just barely covers the bottom) or great with pants. I had to wear it with Eboni Khan’s 21 Shoes exclusive boots, which will be off sale in a couple hours, so GO get them ASAP.


I always feel very sexy in skins from Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher. Shyla has a great sense of makeup colors and shading so that the skin comes off as sophisticated and classy. My tousled hair from Mirja Mills is her latest and comes with her special texture-change HUD with her lush delicious textures.

Rogan Diesel has come out with this sexy pose chaise at the Pose Fair 2014. Rogan has a lot of ideas about what makes a lady sexy, and he expresses them perfectly with his gorgeous pose props. The beautiful lines of the chair would make it ideal as a piece of furniture in a boudoir but the poses make it something fantastic and make me look clever as the Devil.


Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LEENA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 4 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Top: Razor/// Lolita Shirt Dress -Solid- by Kehl Razor for Razorblade, available at the 100 Block *

Ribbon: HAYSURIZA_Neck_Ribbon_long by Hays Uriza for HAYSURIZA *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: ::HH:: Hucci Xayabury Sandal – 21ShoeSpecial by Eboni Khan for Hucci

Chaise: Vanity Chaise by Diesel Works – Red by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations, available at Pose Fair 2014 *