The Apoplectic Post Apocalypse

The Apoplectic Post Apocalypse

“I’m a fuel-injected suicide machine! I am a rocker, I am a roller, I am an out-of-controller!” ~ Nightrider in “Max Max”

The Pursuit

Genre’s theme this month is post apocalyptic, so I threw together a look from all the great stuff offered that is fierce and sexy, hoping I could share with you a little post apocalyptic style. Top to bottom, items that are from Genre: wild red hair from Cruella Pennell, who includes two different shaved heads that are tintable if you need to go wild. Then there is a “tiara” from Photos Nikolaidis that I tinted myself to match more with my outfit. A little necklace from Plurabelle Laszlo, a remake of a great bottlecap necklace she had done years ago (I know because it was my first happiness from Bliensen + Maitai). My bracer from Discovering Destiny includes vials of.. something and the ever-important key.

The Pursuit

I rezzed the trailer from Jack Mondegreen and somehow my photo platform transformed itself into the Wastelands and bizarre characters of dubious provenance wandered across my scene. Soon I was engaging in chase scenes and various other feats of survival, using poses from Nancoix Urquan. Boots from Keishi Roo, of course, give me the edge and  the skirt from Spooky Mistwallow (yes, tough girls can wear skirts, especially when they wield a nail studded baseball bat from Draconias Timeless). All of the above is from Genre. Capture was in order with a great pose set from Kirsty Oherlihy (not available at Genre but essential to this narrative). I gave Z a run for his money!

The Pursuit

I am wearing Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ new corset, which includes a great texture change HUD with a ton of color options for the leather and the metal studs. Clicking this look in took a bit of time because I had so many choices! Paul makes a variety of sizes of mesh to suit your body proportions. If you prefer to be a bit more busty, he gives you that option. Any piece from L&B is chock full of options and is made of 100% original and well-rigged mesh. I can’t speak highly enough of their work.

I want to point out I am wearing the mesh Venus body from Belleza. I have done a few things with it to complete my look. I clicked on the push up breasts to fill in that corset, and I reduced my shape size. I still can’t understand why folks resist messing around with their shape a little to get the look they want to achieve with their mesh body. This is the fitted mesh we all wanted for so long! Let’s use it! I reduced my breast size slightly to fit the higher boobs from the shape into this corset and voila!

I also invested a paltry sum and some time into the Omega appliers so I could wear the  great textured stockings on Omega appliers Bax Coen JUST came out with. Make sure you get the NEW [LNL] Omega System Kit – Belleza. Wear the “installer,” click it to load into your body, and then you can wear the Omega applier from Bax and click, you’re in business.  Fishnets! Do you want to figure out how to do this yourself? Join the Love N Lust group or join Skin Addiction group and ask.

And incidentally, Skin Addiction is having a blow out Black Friday sale starting this Friday. You need to join the Skin Addiction group (tp here) and then you wear your tag to get a kick back on any advertised purchases. (You also get to enjoy the scintillating repartee in the group and get help from hundreds, nay THOUSANDS of informed skin shoppers who also know tons about everything else SL.) There are OVER 50 creators offering at LEAST 25% off for this event so, as Maxxi says, find your sugar daddy and get shopping!

The Pursuit

Hair: adoness : ragnarok : scarlet with a : ragnarok : shaved base A : white TINTABLE by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at Genre *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 3 R with -Belleza- Grace SK Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza- *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Corset: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Halter Corset by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Skirt: =MIrage= Apocalypse Skirt by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage=, available at Genre*

Tiara: A:S:S deLuxe – Doomsday Tiara (no gem) by Photos Nikolaidis for A:S:S, available at Genre *

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Wastelands – Bottle Cap Necklace 1 by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Genre *

Bracer: *OAL*/*SP* RPGear – Renzo Bracer Blk by Discovering Destiny for On a Lark, available for Genre *

Bat: ~*S.E.*~ Betsy – Nail Bat (Clean) by Draconias Timeless for Souzou Eien, available at Genre *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fat Pack 1 Appliers by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Fancy scripty things: [LNL] Omega System Kit – Belleza by Chellynne Bailey for Love n Lust

Boots: Goth1c0: Post Apoc Heavy Duty boots by Keishi Roo for Goth1c0, available at Genre *

Trailer: – Figurative – Wasteland Refuge Trailer by Jack Mondegreen for The Figurative Corporation, available at Genre *

Couples pose: RACK Poses – You’re Coming With Me! by Kirsty Oherlihy for RACK Poses

Poses: {NanTra} Road Warrior by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Genre *

More info about Black Friday? Click here:

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Vote for Me!

Vote for Me!

Vote for Me!

To much to many people’s surprise, I really do not like promoting myself. It’s a Midwestern thing—don’t make noise, don’t be too full of yourself, don’t put yourself over others. But I have been honored to be nominated once again for the Avi Choice Awards, so for this one blog entry I am going to ask you to vote for my blog, “A Passion for Virtual Fashion,” as Favorite Fashion Blog and for me, “Harper Beresford,” as Favorite Fashion Blogger.

Vote for Me!

It’s quite easy to do. Go to the Avi Choice Awards here and here (click on these links and they will take you right there). Then just click in the little radio buttons where I have highlighted and click vote. Could it be easier?

Then you can scroll back and check the other polls. There are some wonderful people represented here and some wonderful blogs and bloggers. I am esteemed to be in their company.

Vote for Me!

OK with that uncomfortable task done, let me tell you about what I am wearing. LacunaInc is participating in My Attic with the theme of “How to Marry a Millionaire.” She came in with this gorgeously textured dress, lace overlaying a satin, in several colors and priced so inexpensively, your millionaire could get you the fatpack and still walk away with change. Senzati0n Domenitzo is also participating with these sexy pumps which are pure class.

Vote for Me!

I am still beguiled by the skin that Mochi Milena has made for androgynous looks. As a woman’s skin, it’s lovely and provides a beautiful palette for makeup, so I chose a liner from Constance Daehlie and lips from Zxxrysa Magic, which I have been wearing like mad it seems lately. My hair is a gorgeous side-swept look from Shylah Honey for N21 that comes with all the great textures Damselfly offers.

Vote for Me!

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Anjelica Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at N21 *

Skin: [PF] Ash <Peach> – Lid 01 (ltbrown – thin) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyeliner: #adored – go to liners – simple fade by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lipstick: PICHI – VELVET MATTE Lipstick [Rum Raisin] by Zxxrysa Magic for Pichi, for the Dirty Turkey Hunt *

Dress: *LACUNA* Schatze Halter Dress – Ruby by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Bracelet: **RE** LUX Liana Bracelet – A by Velvetskin for RealEvil Industries

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

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

Shoes: Essenz – Zurich (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at My Attic *

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

Bohemian Like You

Bohemian Like You

Wait
Who’s that guy
Just hanging at your pad
He’s looking kinda bummed
Yeah, you broke up, that’s too bad.
I guess it’s fair if he always pays the rent
And he doesn’t get bent
about sleeping on the couch when I’m there.

‘Cause I like you
yeah I like you
And I’m feeling so bohemian like you

~ “Bohemian Like You” by the Dandy Warhols

Bohemian Like You

I shuffled around in my inventory and put together this bohemian look today. First I start with the great sweater/tank set from Ariadna Garrigus that comes with a darling mini skirt I chose not to wear. It includes a texture-change HUD with three options for different looks. I paired it with some baggy shorts I got a bit back from Kristabel Ashmoot that include a super-skinny red belt, which provided the pop of color that inspired red tights from Maya Levane. A casual necklace with texture changes for the beads and cord from Maxi Gossamer and awesome boots from Kinu Mayako that include a great HUD and are discounted at Thrift Shop, and I am set with one of those hodgepodge looks that seems to come together somehow.

Bohemian Like You

I think this cute hair with a braid running over the front from Truth Hawks kind of pulls it all together. It’s bohemian and girly and messy and dyed at the ends. And an intensely lined eye from Sawsan Secretspy, her new skin for Suicide Dollz, makes our bohemian girl ready to face the day.

I wanted to congratulate my name doppleganger, Harper Ganesvoort, on SEVEN YEARS of blogging about SL and fashion. Harper has been exploring the grid all this time with intelligence, panache and love for all this time, putting the rest of us to shame with her dedication and enthusiasm. Congratulations, Harper!

Bohemian Like You

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Julya Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Suicide Dollz *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Brown) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Sweater and top: ***Arisaris AA67~Sinuous~ Cardigan&Top by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Shorts: AsHmOoT_AW Coll_Short Puffy Pants with AsHmOoT_Acc Coll_Belt by Kristabel Ashmoot for AsHmOoT

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Bahia Beauty 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Tights: (TokiD) un tights -red 1 by Maya Levane for TokiD

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: KOSH – Slink Applier GLOSSY FINGERNAILS #2 by Lynaja Bade for KOSH

Clutch: ::LC:: PVC Clutch Noir – Minimalist by Piinky Chrome for Lethal, available at The Gacha Mania

Boots: [ SAKIDE ] Ingenue Boots by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 7.0*

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

Message of Love

Message of Love

Now the reason we’re here
As man and woman
Is to love each other
Take care of each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it’s good, good, good

~ “Message of Love” by the Pretenders

Message of Love

A message of love, of plain simple love, seems a good one to forward. We’re here just to love one another. Let’s also love fashion and the color red, which I am doing today. Let’s go bottom up and start with these darling shoes, which are Cyclic Gearz’ offering for 21Shoe, only available in this color and another on November 21 at her store at a 2-for-1 price. My skirt is a darling mesh piece from nodoka Vella that she has marked as a sale item at her store. And my top from Ugly Frog and Eeky Cioc I found by word of mouth and what a word! The top comes with a texture change HUD that allows endless variations on different parts of the top—the main, the buttons, the ribbed bottom and the sheer blouse. The mesh fits perfectly and the detailing is amazing. AND it’s made to fit over other things, which so much mesh fails to do. Perfect!

Message of Love

I have Inka Mexicola’s lovely and inexpensive skin from The Dressing Room Fusion on again, this time with blonde brows. I can’t imagine how anyone would pass up grabbing this set from TDRF because it’s so lovely in details and the lips are pure lusciousness. Nicole Button’s new eyes make this look, especially with Kavar Cleanslate’s pretty, side parted long hair for Collabor88.

Message of Love

Hair: Exile::Dancing Horses by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *blonde* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Green) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Top: …Mutresse.. Jana Cardigan by Ugly Frog and Eeky Cioc for Mutresse

Skirt: {amiable}Borderskirt06 by nodoka Vella for amiable

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

Nail appliers: Slink Nail HUD BSleep – Pinky – GLOSSY by Sarahlin Constantine for Before Sleep

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LVLE] Cat Bow Sandal – Jewel by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available only on Nov.21 for 21Shoe *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

L’Opera

L’Opera

“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. … It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world’s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.” ~ Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

L'Opera

I watched an opera the other night and realized I am not meant to create but just to enjoy with unveiled enthusiasm the creations of others. Seeing Renee Fleming sing moved me, and I felt that transcendence that the best art provides. I can’t create that but I can certainly appreciate it.

My friend, Tab, in a search for an SL equivalent to a RL design, found this dress from Areve and offered to get it if I would model it. We were both astonished by its architectural lines and beautiful design, rendered wonderfully in mesh and in white, no less, which is a hard one to do in textures. It’s sexy, elegant, powerful. Barely, upon seeing the photo of this dress, said, “That dress says to me: ‘Under this fabric lies the woman who will extract every last drop from you.’” Just my kinda dress.

L'Opera

These shoes from Nardya Rousselot from the Liaison Collaborative echo the design lines of the dress. I am so happy Nardya is back to making shoes and the sweetheart makes them for Slink, Belleza and other feet. They are so exquisitely rendered with such gorgeous design, it’s a shame to wear anything else but the shoes. However, I would get arrested showing up on the Immense sim mostly nude. I could wear the great ring and earrings from Aleida Rhode that just came out at L’Accessoires and then I would be dressed, right?

L'Opera

Sawsan Secretspy’s sophisticated skin is perfect for this dress. Beautifully shadowed with defined brows and beautiful eyes I highlight with a liner from Constance Daehlie, the skin speaks to the elegance of the dress. I chose dramatic locks from Catwa Clip to complete the look. I knew I needed something windblown, voluminous and curvy to match the tight lines of the dress and this was it.

L'Opera

Hair: CATWA HAIR Hanna by Catwa Clip for CaTwA

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

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Grey) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Liner: #adored – go to liners – triple threat by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: -Pixicat- Femke.Gown – White by Areve for -Pixicat-

Jewelry: Elysium – Denmark earring and ring – ivory by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at L’Accessoires *

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

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Delila Stiletto Black (SLINK) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Taken at AMESTATE on Immense. Build by Colpo Wexler

Philosophia

Philosophia

When we’re young we set our hearts upon some beautiful idea
Maybe something from a holy book or French philosophia
Upon the thoughts of better men than us we swear by and decree a
Perfect way to end the war of ways the only way to be a…
Work of art, oh to be a work of art

But in time a thought comes tugging on the sleeve edge of our minds
Perhaps no perfect way exists at all, just many different kinds
Oh but if it’s just a thing of taste then everything unwinds
For without an absolute how can the absolute define…
A work of art, oh to be a work of art

~ “Philosophia” by Guggenheim Grotto

Philosophia

I love this gentle song about growing up and learning that life is not black and white. Sometimes SL could use a little of that. And black and white is my look today, starting with two separates that Shai Delacroix has come out with that include her characteristically ingenious HUD that includes a mesh piece that shows you just how the clothing will look with its texture. The sweater and skirt do not have to go together—in fact I suggest you find other separates to wear with them to mix and match because they are both basics, especially the sweater, which comes in many lovely colors. The skirt includes some brilliant artistic looks but I went for this black and white to match the silver shoes Pill Kanto has made for The Secret Affair. (Those heels ARE rezzed. He has cleverly made a platter-shaped heel.)

Philosophia

Mina Nakamura is offering a special black and white set for Kustom 9 as well as others. I decided to tiny this long casual style with black ends to give contrast against Shai’s sweater. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous bare look at the Cirque du Seraphim, which ironically donates money for the ASPCA.  My delicious intense eyes are Nicole Button’s newest for Egozy.

Philosophia

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – CDS} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Cirque du Seraphim *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (DarkBrown) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Sweater: *Shai* Women’s Cropped Sweater by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

Skirt: *Shai* Women’s Peplum Skirt by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

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

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_Ruralsun Pumps_Silver_TSA by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at The Secret Affair *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow

The Girl Who Reads

The Girl Who Reads

I want a girl who reads
Who needs the written word
& uses the added vocabulary
She gleans from novels and poetry
To hold lively conversation
In a range of social situations

~ “I want a girl who reads” by Mark Grist (PLEASE click! It’s awesome!)

The girl who reads

I have been keeping this wonderful poem in mind for a blog for months now. It’s one of my very favorite YouTube poetry performances because I am the “girl who reads”! (Latest book: The Magician King by Lev Grossman.) One of the greatest pleasures in my life is reading, as my five dedicated readers of this blog know. So I think Mark Grist and I have a date with destiny because I “love the classics and the classics are dirty.”

I put together this look inspired by Kaśyapa, who sent me the stack of books from Nama Gearz and helped me find the glasses from damascusvera, and his inspiration reminded me of this great poem. It all fell into place once he helped me. This sweater dress from Kinu Mayako is one of her exclusives at the Thrift Shop, marked down because everything at Thrift Shop is marked down. It includes a texture change HUD that allows different choices for the collar and cuffs and the main sweater. My leggings from Soda Domela are a gacha at the Thrift Shop and includes a Phat Azz applier. My darling boots are a set from Cyclic Gears that she is selling at The Pier Market for their sea monster theme and are 50% off for the event through the month of November.

The girl who reads

I kind of thought this new skin from Inka Mexicola looks like that bookish girl from the American TV show, Modern Family, played by Ariel Winter. She has the same glowing skin, luscious pretty features, blushing cheeks and voluptuousness that Inka’s skin has. This pretty skin is available at the Dressing Room Fusion at a ridiculously low price.

My colored toque is a fabulous hair from Nix Marabana, who includes the hat and hair with a great texture change HUD that includes a lot more hat choices than this one. Kaśyapa led me to these dorky glasses from damascusvera and of course, sent me books from Naima Gearz because he knows I am a girl who likes to read.

The girl who reads

Hair: Anachron – Tuque Hair Female – Diversity by Nix Marabana for Anachron, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: .ID. Brooding Eyes – Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Sweater: [ SAKIDE ] Ingenue Laine Dress by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Leggings: *Bubblefish* 80’s Leggings #12 by Soda Domela for *Bubblefish*, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Glasses: O.M.E.N – Studded Horn-Rim Glasses by damascusvera for O.M.E.N

Books: ::Static:: Bookworm One-handed Multiple by Nama Gearz for ::Static::

Pen: Bay City Bugle Pen (copy and share!) by Kasabian Robonaught for the Bay City Bugle

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

Boots: [LVLE] Bathynomus – Ladies – FATPACK by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available at The Pier Market *

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