The Red Room

3 04 2014

The Red Room

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” ~ Khaled Hosseini

The Red Room

He pulled me close, and I gasped. Beneath his impossibly long lashes, Tristan Grape’s hooded dark searing eyes scanned me. “Before I kiss you with my hot lips, I must ask you, Harper, have you finished your blog entry?”

I dropped my eyes in shame, heat filling my face as I turned 50 shades of red in embarrassment. “I… I did not, Tristan. I was having problems with fitted mesh and my boots needed refitting and I kept losing a hand when I put on my hair and I crashed 20 times.” I shuddered at the memory of adjusting the skybox and testing the windlight with 50 shades of blue density.

He sighed. “You know what this means, Harper?”

I blinked. “I lost my Flickr Pro privileges?”

He shook his head solemnly. “No, it means you must go to the Red Room.” When he said “Red Room,” I heard an echo as if he had turned on his voice morph in SL. My heart fluttered. Now I would know about Tristan’s Red Room, that forbidden skybox of pain and pleasure, that mesh enclosure of virtue and vice, that mysterious cube in the sky made by Niemack Saarinen that took only 32 prims on his spacious Homestead. I was going to enter the forbidden zone!

The Red Room

He rezzed a chaise from Rogan Diesel and after I clicked through several poses, finding a comfortable position, he moved me up into the skybox. Where I waited. And waited. I fluffed my mesh skirt from Ivy Burner and checked the buttons straining on the leather vest, hoping I showed some Rock Attitude. I retied the laces on my boots from Circe Ishtari and admired their shiny materials-ready texture. I readjusted my fishnets from Bax Coen and clicked my nail HUD to try all 12 colors (not 50 shades but come on, it’s only 5L!) from Giela Delpaso’s generous applier for the Runway Perfect Hunt. Twisting my heart-shaped ring from Maxi Gossamer that I just got at FaMESHed, I clicked the light fixtures on and off… on and off… on and off.

The Red Room

Wisps of my straight asymmetrical hair from M4ri1yn Magic floated against my cheek. I checked all 50+ shades of hair M4ri1yn offers on his HUDs while I waited. I admired my spanking new skin from Shyla Diggs (pun intended), enjoying the vibrant makeups and her beautiful features. (I am so glad Shyla is back!) I clicked some more, changing the color of the stones in my heart-shaped pendant from Maxi Gossamer. Click… click… click. I sighed. Click… click… click. As I waited, my heart beat faster and faster in anticipation of what would happen in this red room.

And then I saw something that made my heart stop:

“Tristan Grape is offline.”

Ugh, fifty shades of f’ed up.

The Red Room

“Tators, baby.” ~ Tristan Grape

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Valentin Hair (regular) – FatPack by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 9 Dk with -Belleza- Sk cleavage (Tattoo) by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: .ID. Delicate Eyes / Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Outfit: ~Sassy!~ Rockitude vest+skirt by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Rock Attitude Fashion Fair *

Necklace and Ring: MG – Necklace – Kinbaku Heart – Short – SILVER and MG – Rings – Kinbaku Heart – Large – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – The Runway Perfect Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available from the Runway Perfect Hunt *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fishnet long low-waist by Bax Coen for Bax Coen *

Boots: Tokyo.Girl . Myr Boots . Orenji by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Skybox: iDoM \\ The Red Room by Niemack Saarinen for iDoM *

Chaise: Diesel Works – Elvira Ottoman (Cerise/Black) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin





Wanton

27 02 2014

Wanton

“Fie, fie upon her!
There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,
Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out
At every joint and motive of her body.”

~ William Shakespeare

Wanton

I’m feeling a bit wanton these days, imagining spring coming. Datrip Blackbart sent over a collection of body-conscious clothes, and I had to burst out in color and curves to enjoy his fine texture work. He has issued two sets of clothes, one being this catsuit with breast and ass appliers. Click click away and I am sheathed in a tight orange suit, laced up the back, with bodaciousness front and back. I purposefully accessorized with Ariadne Garrigus’ exclusive sunglasses for The Feeling so you were NOT looking at my eyes. Dangerously high platform heels from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger make my legs impossibly long and of course I have enhanced with breasts from Riann Maltese and athletic legs from CK Winx.

Wanton

I had to show Shyla Boucher’s Arcade skin again with the lip gloss she sends along with it. It’s the sexiest skin for a look like this, especially with that subtle gloss. Truth Hawks just released this sensuous, wind tossed hair. He is getting better with mesh, the individual strands breaking free to curl and curve around. And my sexiest poses are always the ones from Rogan Diesel.

Wanton

“If you don’t like my peaches, Lord, don’t jiggle my tree…”

~ “Rollin and Tumblin” as done by Tedeschi Trucks Band

 

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

Skin: -Belleza- Mimi Makeup 11 with -Belleza- Mimi Gloss 11 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade beginning March 1 *

Glasses: ***ArisAris AA26 Charismatic Sunglasses Music by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at The Feeling *

Catsuit: B&C by Legal Insanity – kitty catsuit orange by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *

Necklace: Necklace – Roho – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Cuff: *BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) R Gold by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Metals & Tips Polish – Slink Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at The Style Icon *

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

Butt: *L.inc* Cute Azz Thicker Legs by CK Winx for *L.inc*

Shoes: N-core VERTIGO “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *





Appreciate

23 02 2014

Appreciate

Lift up your head
And remember what your life is
Don’t have to give it all away
When you’re left for dead
In the middle of a crisis
You must appreciate the day

~ “Appreciate” by Paul McCartney

Appreciate

My quote is sent out to a friend who has received some bad news, and I want to give him some encouragement. It feels like there is a lot of bad news we receive from friends in SL but the truth is that if we appreciated what we have more, we would *hear* the good news too. The other night a friend who has not been on SL for a while logged on and had the BEST news for me. He had met a beautiful woman in RL and they had gotten married. He spammed me with wedding photos and gosh he was right—she IS beautiful.

None of that is pertinent to this look except the cheer I wish to evoke with the look. Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have come out with a new leather jacket that can have the tank top or not. Both have color-change HUDs and of course, the colors are coordinated with their other pieces, so I wore their more recent skirt release with its absolutely fabulous tushie. (Paul, please consult the mesh ass people and show them how to do it?) The textures are typical L&B—lush, nuanced, perfectly shadowed and tangible. I want to run my hands all over myself just looking at this jacket. And the snakeskin top is amazing. Add great capris from Ivy Burner (who is also a mistress of texture), gorgeous jewelry from Maxi Gossamer, and funky stilettos from NikkiIrene and I have a great look!

Appreciate

I couldn’t help but put on Queue Marlowe’s whimsical hair from Collabor88. As a friend said, How does it do that? Queue won’t do something unless it’s fun and doesn’t let a bad day EVER get her down, which is why it’s always good to have her around, even if it’s in her hair. My skin is Peachiemuah’s newest doll skin with dimples, soft features and pretty eyes. A touch of lipstick from Mocksoup Graves brightens the natural-toned face. Peachiemuah’s skins come with appliers, so you can wear your Slink hands and feet as I did.

Finally, a shout out to my pal, Rogan Diesel, who has finally given us some more girl poses. Keep it up, sunshine!

Appreciate

There’s something there
But you’re frightened to invite it
Beware of pushing it away
Show that you care
And be certain you don’t fight it
You must appreciate the day

Hair: AD – gliese – light blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: {FF Doll} Evie Natural _ no cleavage by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Lipstick: [mock] Cosmetics Pinky Pearl Lipstain (1) (Lip only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Droplet- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Jacket with tube top: L&B Swear Jacket – “Classic Color” (W) with L&B Swear Tube Top AddOn for Jacket “Classic Color” (W) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

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

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Lyra Set by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Leggings: ~Sassy!~ Leather capris – blue by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Shoes: !(HR3.0)! Safari Blue Leather Keyhole Platform Pumps by Nikkiirene for HighRize, available at Fi*Fridays

Poses from Vixen by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *





Flirt

25 01 2014

Flirt

Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do. ~ Anna Held

Flirt

“Come to bed,” she said, and he followed. Probably because she was wearing this sexy little nightgown and what comes underneath from Indigoblue Dagostino. This limited edition outfit is available now in her store with the nightie you see above and this sexy bra and boy-cut panties beneath. Lingerie is Indigoblue’s specialty, so if you are planning some romance soon (and who isn’t with Valentine’s coming up), make sure you stock up at her store. I wear Sigifaust’s classic fuzzy slip-on mules with this nighttime look, which are available at The Theme Park and work with Siddean Munro’s mid-arched mesh feet.

Flirt

Sawsan Secretspy has come out with another absolutely sexygorgeousknockout skin in Lina. I am not sure how she keeps cranking it out, but this one has a variety of warm and vibrant make-ups with her characteristically sexy bod and pretty face. She has appliers for everything possible that needs application—hands, feet, boobs and butt. Truth Hawks has made this seductive layered long hair with feathered locks and a come-hither softness. This will be one girls will be reaching for whenever they want to flirt.

Flirt

I love to flirt, and I’ve never met a man I didn’t like. ~ Dolly Parton

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lina Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::. *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Rainforest- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Nightie with bra and panties: (SELDOM BLUE) DAPHNE LIMITED EDITION – BLACK by IndigoBlue Dagostino for Seldom Blue *

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

Feet:  Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ieQED puff.mule.cream by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at The Theme Park

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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Christmas on the Flip Side

11 12 2013

Christmas on the Flip Side

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Sweating his fat away
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Water-skis on his sleigh
Never have a white Christmas
When you in Melbourne live
Wearing hot pants on the beach
When you your presents give

~ Bradley Stanley

Christmas on the Flip Side

I realized I needed to get over this cold thing and SL was the place to do it. Instead of trying to warm up, I just put myself on the flip side—the other side of the planet in Australia, where Christmas is warm and summery. In Australia, I don’t need the boots, the long underwear, the damn hat and mittens. I can wear a short little mini dress and do just fine. This minidress from SamanthaSJones is ideal with red roses and a skirt that’s just up to there, perfect in the holiday heat. Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger’s sexy high heels with a gift-wrapped bow are ideal in green, completing the holiday look. And if you look closely (past my darling bangle from Maxi Gossamer, featured at Collabor88 where everyone is falling into the water because they didn’t reset the tp point), you will see Giela Delpaso’s international-flavored nails, offered as her exceedingly generous Peace on Earth hunt gift. I chose the Australian nails, of course.

Christmas on the Flip Side

Julia Merosi is generously offering this chic and sassy little kittycat necklace as yesterday’s KittyCats Advent Calendar gift and Sileny Noel is offering a set of sexy lined eye makeups (one of which I am wearing) as today’s gift. Lano Ling recently put out this gorgeous pair of holiday eyes for all comers–grab these beauties. Long wavy locks from MissAllSunday Lemon suit this darling hat from Misseuro Chow. And Sawsan Secretspy’s sunkissed skin is the look to have for a summery Christmas, glowing with radiance from the sun, exuding warmth for a hot holiday.

Christmas on the Flip Side

Chestnuts roasting on the sidewalk
Castles in the sand
Eating ice-cream, having good talks
Warm Christmas, isn’t that grand?

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Maya Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Chanell Sunkissed Nat by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Makeup: +>A&A<+ Whiskers Liner- Smokey from +>A&A<+(wear) Whisker Liners For KittyCats by Sileny Noel for Adore and Abhor, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Eyes: PC Eyes – Christmas Tale – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes (gift in his store!)

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Why Didnt You Call Me by SamanthaSJones for for LIV-Glam *

Bangle: MG – Bangles – Marbella Majestic – Bangle 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Hat: >> DK << Bright Santa by Misseuro Chow for Demon Kitties

Necklace: je suis… KittyCat Necklace by Julia Merosi for je suis, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – PoE Asia & Oceania Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, a Peace on Earth hunt gift

Shoes: N-core DESIRE “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys





The Temptation

22 11 2013

The Temptation

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” ~ Mae West

The Temptation

I have temptation on the mind today because I recently made toffee bars with two sticks of butter and whole lot of brown sugar and chocolate and they kept beckoning me with their rich sweetness. I finally sealed them up in a container and shoved them in the freezer for Christmas but now the scemt of decadence lingers around me. Today I am show you an evening dress from Ariadne Garrigus that is itself pure temptation with its slim silhouette (belying my toffee bar binge), sequined hem and leg cut-up-to-there-and-then-some. With a simple bodice, the dress is all about that leg, and the leg shows off whatever fabulous shoes you happen to have.

In my case it’s a pair of high high heels from Siddean Munro. With an impossibly sexy wrap-around style and heels that are higher than high, these shoes are temptation itself. What is tempting is to go off and buy every shoe ever made for the Slink feet (every shoe that isn’t overpriced, that is) because you can look so gorgeous. These are Siddean’s newest shoes on her newest feet—a super high heeled foot that truly is designed for shoes only (you’d look funny wearing them separately). Siddean is selling them at Shoetopia but if you can’t get in or can’t see when you get there, she’s going to have them in her store.

The Temptation

Sawsan Secretspy keeps putting out gorgeous skins. I am wearing Donna, one of her newest skins and I love the eye makeup, especially the way it looks with Audrey Lamede’s group gift Portrait Eyes. AvaGardner Kungler is fulfilling her desire to be a jewelry maker in SL and shows us another of her beautiful designs with these earrings she is featuring at L’accessoire. And my girl, Queue Marlowe, has just issued another set of gorgeous hair using her HUD system. This beautiful romantic style is perfect for a tempting look like this one—full locks, curls and a romantic up-do.

The Temptation

“The problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance.” ~ Laurence J. Peter

Hair: AD – yeah – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Donna Sunkissed 2 RB CL by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Eyes: .ID. Portrait Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: ***ArisAris AA10 Exuberant by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Elysium earring – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’accessoire

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

Hand appliers: .::WoW Skins::. slink hand appliers Sunkissed by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink, available at Shoetopia *

Feet appliers: .::WoW Skins::. slink feet appliers Sunkissed by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Shoes: Slink Hera Wrap Heel Black by Siddean Munro for Slink, available at Shoetopia *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys





The Serpent

17 08 2013

The Serpent

“And the woman said, ‘The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.’” ~ The Bible

The Serpent

Bax Coen has just released her new thigh high boots, based on the latest technology she has exploited to create a boot that doesn’t need an in-world staff to fit. Her “Collision Bone Deformer” allows the boots to fit to your avatar, adapting to slider changes. (I am proof because my legs are often too muscular for many mesh products—these fit me like a skin.)

The Serpent

She has also included materials textures on the boots so you can see sheen and surface details. I have featured a video about materials that explains what they are. Most people don’t get it until they see it.

The Serpent

The best part is the boots are mesh, which means they move with you. Bax has been very careful in making these boots. A peek to the inside shows she has textured the upper lip. The boot bends naturally around the calf and knee so you don’t see the ungainly bending that is clear on so many mesh pieces that go over joints. Most people won’t notice this, but it’s a design marvel. They’ll just see how hot they look.

The Serpent

My serpent friend is Rogan Diesel’s offering for this month’s Collabor88. With three color options for the snake and 10 different poses with snakes wrapped around the torso, it’s a hot posing accessory. Even more convenient, the snake rezzes separately from the avatar, so you can use this snake for your self or others.

The Serpent

I am wearing a glittery bikini from One Bad Pixel’s recent release. With sexy side ties and a shimmering texture, it’s a snake handler’s dream, especially when set against the glimmer of a serpent. My necklace is AvaGardner Kungler’s latest offering for L’accessoires, which is celebrating their first anniversary this month.

The Serpent

My skin is one of Aida Ewing’s features in the latest Collabor88. I chose the freckles because I wanted a girl who was marked beautifully by nature the same way the serpent is. My hair is Tabata Jewell’s newest long wavy ‘do. She includes a HUD for texture changing with each color pack, relieving your inventory of carrying a multiplicity of pieces.

The Serpent

To beguile the time,
Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under’t.
~ William Shakespeare

Hair: Vanity Hair: Divinity by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – Jamaica 03 F by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: pearl – bog wood – large dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Bikini: ::1bp:: Glimmer Bikini Gold by OneBadPixel for One Bad Pixel *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Laccessoires #03 – Ivatan necklace – Plum by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at L’accessoires *

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

Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( Jamaica ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Gold Glitter by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Cream Leather STANDARD by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Pose prop: Diesel Works – Serpent HUD (All Sets) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations, available at Collabor88 *





Picasso Baby

7 08 2013

Picasso Baby

“I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not trying.” ~ Jay-Z

Picasso Baby

Jay Z, the rap star, the husband of Beyonce and daddy to Blue, is not just a rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, and rich man—he’s also an art collector. Recently he decided to do his own form of performance art called “Picasso Baby” at the Pace Gallery in New York. I first read an article about it in Vulture by Jerry Saltz and then found the video a couple weeks later. The critic, Jerry Saltz, loved it. “Maybe I was smitten by fame. I stayed for just about the whole six hours, and all I can say is that I don’t think I saw one instance where Jay-Z was not totally there, in the moment, working the energy.”

I was impressed by his summary: “I went in doubting. I left elated.”

That has nothing to do with what I have on except the idea of energy, giving and getting. The article said Jay Z would not put up with schmaltz—he wanted genuine energy and he fed off it for his performance. I really liked that idea. When I see stuff I want to blog, I am looking for that authentic energy… and joy in creation. Ariadna Garrigus continues to produce joyful work, it seems to me. This nightclub dress—translucent with shimmering silver stitchwork—is a case in point. She pushes her expertise with mesh by making this body-conscious see-through piece with matching mesh panties.

Picasso Baby

This sexy posing chair is Rogan Diesel’s contribution to FaMESHed. My skin is Tricky Boucher’s contribution to The Boutique. My jewelry is Maxi Gossamer’s contribution to Limited Bazaar and United Fashion Project. And my eyes are gorgeous peepers that Isabelle Requiem has for sale at TDR Fushion. My hair is Catwa Clip’s newest, a sexy up and down ‘do with wisps around the decolletage and face and a great HUD for changing hair color.

Picasso Baby

“I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man!” ~ Jay Z

Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh TNT by Catwa Clip for ^;^CaTwA^;^

Skin: -Belleza- Ava Med TLC 3 by by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, at The Boutique *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Melanie Eyes – light green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at TDR Fusion

Dress: ***Arisaris Igs85  Gersemi Disco Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jewelry set: MG – Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet – Bridget’s Faith Heart Ring by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Limited Bazaar *

Ring: MG – Rings – Talia Cluster by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at United Fashion Project *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Chevron Set – Cool Colors by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Lauren d’Orsay – Jewel Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Diesel Works – Bella Chair by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations, available at FaMESHed *





Life’s a Cinch

24 07 2012

Life's a Cinch

“[W]earing a corset certainly changes your state of mind.” ~ Radha Mitchell

Life's a Cinch

This post is ALL about the corset, this one from Jenica Penucca for Quarantine. I finally found my way over to the Zombie Popcorn thing. I had never gone because the name made me think it wouldn’t be my kind of event but Jenica’s corset changed my mind. Finally someone can make a truly authentic wasp waist corset in SL and it makes sense. In this case, she used mesh (good idea!) and styled it tied with a velvet bow, so it can go from sexy to elegant in a flash. (I actually threw a ball gown on with this as I had to go get something at the corner store and it looked terrific!) The only thing I didn’t get was—why did I have to wear two alphas? Makes it a pain for those of you in Phoenix.

Life's a Cinch

My flowing locks are one of Kavar Cleanslate’s head toppers from the Hair Fair. I have to say, I love love love mesh hair and Kavar is one of the best. I love how I can turn my head and the hair still hangs down! My skin is one of Tricky Boucher’s newest, unadorned with anything but darker brows. Thanks to feedback from my friend, JF, I could put the whole look together with a simple necklace and look sensational.

Life's a Cinch

“Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life’s hard.” ~ John Bytheway (Is that a real name? Yes, it is. It’s the name of a pious Mormon writer. What pleasure to include his quote with this look.)

Hair: ::Exile::Sea of Love:Marone by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile, available at Hair Fair 2012

Skin: -Belleza- Lily V2 Med 3 HB (cleavage) with -Belleza- Lily V2 Med Dark Hair/Brows Tattoo by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Gray-Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Corset: – Quarantine – Temptress Mesh Corset – Daisy – Grey by Jenica Penucca for Quarantine, available at Zombie Popcorn

Lingerie: Cecile Black Ensemble by INSOLENCE Lingerie by Camille Yosuke for Insolence *

Necklace: JCNY – NY@NIGHT, Diamond Necklace by JD Hansen for JCNY

Ring: FuLo – “Tina” ring – Diamond by Dita Tran for FuLo *

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_RosyManicure by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boots by Gospel Voom for [Gos] *

 





Welcome Home, Soldier

30 03 2012

Welcome Home, Soldier

Thousands of soldiers are coming home from Iraq still (while still others are still being deployed to Afghanistan). While we have been enjoying the comforts of our homes, these soldiers, both men and women, have been engaging in combat in the name of dubious reasons. I, for one, never wanted them to go, and I am glad they are finally coming home. I want the rest to get back safe and sound as quickly as possible from Afghanistan.

While they were gone, loved ones waited for them, connecting to them through phone calls, and Skype and emails and letters, but that couldn’t have been enough. I wish there was a program for returning veterans where they could run off with their partners, spouses, or sweeties for a week of rest and relaxation on a deserted island. They both need and deserve it—he or she for fighting, and the counterpart for keeping the home fires burning.

Welcome Home, Soldier

My lovely has definitely kept a fire burning for her soldier. With the most delicate of lace lingerie from Zaara Kohime (who ups the sensuality of this lingerie with bright ribbons of color), this soldier’s lover has adorned herself to be most inviting and welcoming. High platforms from Gospel Voom in a nude color, give her a boost.

Welcome Home, Soldier

My skin is Izzie Button’s newest, a fresh beautiful look for our soldier’s loved one. With a great selection of eyeliners and lipsticks, this skin, which Izzie tells me is a combination of template and photosource with a lot of hand drawing figured in, is a lovely look for our seductress. Wavy mesh locks from Truth Hawks give her soft and luxurious hair and her bedroom eyes are courtesy of Ikon.

Our vacation spot is Barnesworth Anubis’ new remake of an old classic. His Lamin Longhouse is a best seller and has been reconfigured and deprimmed to bring it down to a mere 56 prims for the building, and 220 total with all the wonderful furniture (including candles, cushy chairs, plants, pillows, bathtub, and the inviting bed). You simply can’t pass up on this gorgeous tropical paradise.

Welcome Home, Soldier

Welcome home, sweetest one, sorely missed, greatly loved. Thank you.

Hair: >TRUTH< Savina (Mesh) – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Izzie’s – Cassandra Skin sunkissed DB with Izzie’s – Cat Eyeliner 4 and Izzie’s – Lipgloss rose (p+sk) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s *

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Lingerie: Zaara : Chanchal Lingerie *nude* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Shoes: [Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Platform FATPACK (nude) by Gospel Voom for Gos

Build: [ba] lamin longhouse 3.0 by Barnesworth Anubis for [ba] barnesworth anubis

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations








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