What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely walked in yesterday in this ensemble, looking all cool and hip without being aggravatingly hipster. (Well, maybe a little aggravating.) What Barely has going for him is a cool ease, a fine sense of himself, and some freakin’ awesome socks!

What Barely's Wearing Today

He’s kind of a mix between Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis and Louis CK.

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Dura – chiaki Xue – *Dura-Boy*52 in Dark Brown

Skin – Nivaro – ReishiProphet – Rupert Skin in Light Tone

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Hope Eyes in Moor

Jacket/Tee – Lapointe & Bastchild – Paul Lapointe – Mens “BLAZER” Jacket

Pants – Wonton – explicitfame – Nikolai Biker Trousers in Khaki

Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace in Copper

Glasses – Sorgo – Arscene Dubrovna – FLINT in Gold

Socks – Pig – Apatia Hammerer – Argyle Sock M. Suspender in Bertram S.

Shoes – Deadwool – Masa Plympton – Dippold Shoes in Black

Photos by Harper

Barely wants you to watch this:

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Hear Blessings

Hear Blessings

“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”
― Rumi

Hear Blessings

In a few days, the EB Awareness Event starts. It’s a chance to tell people about Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare disease that affects 1 in 50,000 children born throughout the world as a result of a genetic disorder. It varies in severity among its sufferers. It is characterized by a defect between the anchoring of the skin between the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the dermis (second layer). People who suffer from EB suffer from skin fragility, blistering and constant pain. A group of designers and bloggers in SL are putting on the EB Awareness Event with proceeds going to DEBRA of America, a national research charity group dedicated to curing EB. Thanks to Cerise Emor for putting this event on. Cerise volunteers to help children with this condition in RL. Designers are all donating part of their sales proceeds.

Hannah Daviau is one such designer, a married mother of one in Denmark who makes fashions in SL from mesh templates, adding her own special touches. Hannah is donating 75% of all her sales to DEBRA of America to bring awareness about this condition. Her generous offer is much appreciated, and I am thrilled to show her gorgeous dress, shoes and necklace as a darling ensemble. Hannah is willing to share her blessings as an artist with this worthy cause and to support Cerise as well in her wonderful work. Please honor her by buying and wearing her great work.

I wrote about EB last year and am quoting it here if you want to hear a personal story about why I am glad to support this event:

I agreed to blog for the EB Awareness event because I knew a boy in my high school when I was growing up who had this devastating disease. Rolled from classroom to classroom in a wheelchair by a special education teacher, Adam was one of the best students in my Advanced Geometry class. His skin was friable and ruddy. His face looked raw and painfully exposed with scabs and irritations all over his face and head.  His hands and feet were stumps. He resembled an old man more than a child.

No one picked on Adam—that would have been too overt. He was simply invisible. He could not participate in regular school activities; he was rolled around between classes to avoid getting hurt by the boisterous physicality of high school kids. He was welcomed by us geeks in Advanced Geometry; we understood being invisible. When he participated in class—raised his hand or laughed with us—we were heartened. (He was really cute when he laughed.) That year in that class was solely remarkable to me for his presence.

I am sure Adam has died. His skin was very fragile; he was truly debilitated physically, though clearly not intellectually or emotionally. He was a normal boy in a body that failed to contain him due to a genetic anomaly that was no one’s fault. I am glad he got the opportunity to join us in that class and in high school. We were the better for having him in our company.

Hear Blessings

Sawsan Secretspy is offering this gorgeous skin at the Boho Culture Fair. I have to say, without fail when someone sees me in SL with one of her skins, they are blown away by how beautiful I look. There is something sexy and sensuous about her skins. Perhaps it’s the subtlety of the makeup colors or the beautiful eyes or the sexy blush. MissAllSunday Lemon’s lovely hair for the Sun Market, a little mini-event at Fallen Gods, is a gorgeous casual look with a wonderful braid as a hairband. Get it!

Hear Blessings

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ariel Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAll Sunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at the Sun Market *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Nessie Darktan 01by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Boho Culture Fair *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Gloom~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at the Cosmetic Fair Halloween Edition

Dress: DMZ – Linda Dress – Cocoa by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event (opening October 25) *

Necklace: DMZ – Tears Of Joy – Coal/Brandy by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event (opening October 25) *

Ring: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Gold Ring 1by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Handbag: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Brown Leather Clutch 1by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Body Modification Expo *

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

Shoes: DMZ – Hera  – Cocoa by Hannah Daviau for DaneMarkZ, available at the EB Awareness Event (opening October 25) *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

“It’s easy to believe in magic when you’re young. Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then. It didn’t matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible – elves probably more so.” ~ Charles de Lint

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

Once upon a time there was an elf… or a sprite… or perhaps she was just some weird overgrown insect. She wasn’t sure what she was. Bottom line: she had a branding problem. She wished (on this darling wishing well from Sway Dench) that she knew how to reconcile herself.

The problem was this: She had gotten herself over to the Mystic Realms Faire and had a little too much enthusiasm about the items there. Things offered there. There was this fantastic outfit of leaves and stripes from Hadarah Steamer that she had to have because it was cute and it had leaves, right? The mesh fit her perfectly and the textures were to die for as far as fantasy goes as all of Hararah’s fantasy clothes go.

Then there was the dragon halfing set from Kalia Firelyte and perhaps that’s where she took a wrong turn. The wings were so righteous and they flapped! And the tail, with its spines and great scales, wagged as she walked. And the horns had several textures to choose from and could be curled or uncurled at will. It was all just too good to pass up! But how does an elf carry off a dragon tail? (By draggin’ it behind her. Gosh, I crack myself up.)

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

Then there was the pretty jewelry from Plurabelle Laszlo, a set with delicate dragonflies that were dragons, right? So it all fit. And a flit over to the L’Amitie Fall Market for cute fallen leaf sandals from Trippy Fall (because, a leaf, right?) and the look seemed to make a certain amount of sense, but really only to her.

Mimi Coral had a ton of skins to choose from so our confused little elven sprite halfling found a fierce tribal one that echoed the greens of her leafy dress and fierce dragon tail. Sparkling eyes from Constance Daehlie made the look more fantastic. A hop, skip and tp over to the Fantasy Collective, opening today, and she aced herself a gorgeous ‘do from Shylah Honey with a Renaissance braiding on top, like a little crown.

The Crazy, Mixed-Up Elf

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Marigold(Lrg)Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Fantasy Collective (look UP) *

Skin: flounce – Amelia – Honey – Lined with flounce – Elle Brows – Brown – Honey by Mimi Coral for flounce, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – potion – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Outfit: Anjana Green by hadarah Steamer for Sweet Lies Designs, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Libelula – Necklace and Ring by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Dragonness: (‘B’) Dragon Halfling Set by Kalia Firelyte for Dysfunctional Designs, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

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

Shoe: !! SW !! Fall shoes for slink GREEN by Trippy Fall for Silk Worms, available at L’Amitie Fall Market

Sway’s [Wishing Well] Well with hanging bucket by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Behind the Smile

Behind the Smile

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Behind the Smile

A quick dose of pink today starting with this darling mesh dress that Poulet Koenkamp is selling exclusively at the Vintage & Cool Fair. With her typically excellent texture work, Poulet has taken a standard mesh dress and turned it into some girly and delightful and perfect as a vintage dress. I accessorized with new shoes from Betty Doyle that she is offering at Collabor88 (made for Slink feet and the Belleza body, which I am wearing) and a great necklace from AuroraWinter from the Body Modification Expo. A matching ring is also offered.

Behind the Smile

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ beautiful faces for the Vintage & Cool Fair. a great look for a blonde with the pink makeup and delicate lips and the cat-eye liner. A pale glowing blush compliments the face. My hair is one of Chiaki Xue’s newest, a pile of curls pulled over the shoulder to the side, mesh so it all moves with you.

Behind the Smile

Hair: *Dura-Girl*57 (Strawberry) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae Med 1 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Maureen Dress in Pink MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Necklace: AURORA – Gold Rainless Necklace – Coral by AuroraWinter for AURORA, available at the Body Modification Expo

Shoes: Ingenue :: Grady Heels (Belleza) :: Rose by Betty Doyle for Ingenue, available at Collabor88

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

She Who Would Be Queen

She Who Would Be Queen

Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer. ~ Queen Latifah

She Who Would Be Queen

Put on a dress like this one from Wicca Merlin and suddenly you feel like a queen. It’s an elegant mesh template that she has made even better with gorgeous textures of netting on the body and black satiny ruffles. This is one of Wicca’s fashionable offerings for the BOSL International Fashion Week, which ends October 18. My gorgeous necklace and earrings are Maxi Gossamer’s at Fameshed, and they include a texture change script so you can choose one of six colors to match your outfit.

She Who Would Be Queen

My skin is Ivy Burner’s first attempt at selling a skin and I have to say, she has done a great job! With beautiful lips and beguiling eyes, the skin is plain enough to allow other makeups to be layered on, though I have not. She is offering this as her piece at the Body Modification Expo, and it’s a pleasant surprise. My hair is Truth Hawks’ voluminous exclusive for Mystic Realms Faire, and it comes with this crown, which has color change encompassed in the hair color HUD. It all makes me feel so royal!

She Who Would Be Queen

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Thalia with TRUTH HAIR Thalia Crown by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: ~Sassy!~ Sophie – sunkissed 02, black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Miranda Dress by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at BOSL Inernational Fashion Week *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Lyra Enchantress by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

S/He

S/He

“You and I are in a world without boundaries and our spirits flow in it like ink blots on damp paper…”

~ quoted from “Transcending Borders” by Tutsy NAvArAthnA

S/He

My pal, Tutsy Navarathna, has been a resident of SL for quite a while and has tackled a few of the issues of virtuality that we all experience. His latest movie, “Transcending Borders,” looks at gender and attraction. Besides showing the beauty of SL so evocatively, it has a great ending! (I just want to note that Tutsy makes these amazing machinima from his home in India with the crappy internet that is inherent with living there. Bow before his amazing skills!)

Meanwhile, Genre has taken on the theme of “Androgyny,” which dovetails nicely with my recent online series obsession, “Transparent,” on Amazon. It’s a full-on examination of the many flavors of being sexual and gendered with the common issues of family dynamics, living in LA, growing up, being Jewish, and love, of course. I highly recommend it.

The suit I am wearing, from Poosykat LittleBoots, is the ideal look for a “low femme,” as one of the characters in “Transparent” labels this. This tailored suit is full mesh and fits perfectly. Platform heel boots from ThePierrot complete the look And I chose a neutral polish for my nails from Giela Delpaso.

S/He

A short men’s cut from TOmmy Fairplay is perfect for this look. With a long top that is insouciantly swept back and a great hairbase, the hair is ideal for men but really suits me too, and is one of his featured looks at The Liaison Collaborative.

The best part of the look is Mochi Milena’s skin, one she made just for this round at Genre. Supplied with the skins, of course, are all the appliers you might need but she also gives you a variety of cleavages from completely male to buxomly female with boi and girl in between. She also provides several shapes, which transform the skins from softly masculine to nicely feminine. I wore it on my shape as is, and it made an ideal look. Mochi also includes a bunch of makeups to femme up your look. If there ever was a skin to explore the spectrum of sexuality and gender representation, this is it.

S/He

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Archer Non-Rigged Mesh by TOmmy Fairplay for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Skin: [PF] Ashley <Peach> – Lid 01 (black – thin) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel, available at Genre *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Outfit: Renegade Marquis Suit Jacket by Poosykat LittleBoots for Faster Pussycat, available at Genre

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: C L A Vv. Platform Boots I Choco by ThePierrot for C L A Vv., available at Genre

Poses: .mien. [ equal ] by Connie Stratten for .mien., available at Genre *

The Cats are Back!

The Cats are Back!

“What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?’
‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said.
‘No?’ said Coraline.
‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The Cats are Back

The cats are back—the KittyCatS, that is. As per the season, two new breeds have come out for Halloween—Scarecrows and Monster Mash. I personally like the monsters as they are more my speed but the scarecrows are winsome and darling. I think it’s the blinking eyeballs on the heads that grabbed my heart. Who can resist a big eyeball? (The one on my head, incidentally, is going to be a gift at KittyCatS when Callie gets it out. Check in a few days. And she will have a couple gifts at the Fright Fair as well.)

This new dress from Ariadna Garrigus comes with a texture-change HUD that gives you one of three darling designs. I preferred this pattern because it reflected the colors of the KittyCatS and has an autumnal look. My shoes are Kenadeecole’s great set at the Body Modification Expo and fit both Slink and Belleza feet (which is good because I am still wearing the Belleza Mesh body). They are sexy defined.

The Cats are Back

I found this darling skin from Inka Mexicola had an affinity for the hair Mina Nakamura just put out. Inka has put the skin out at the Candy Fair with a number of delightful candy-colored lip and brow colors, so they could make your sweet look shine. Mina has this great hair for the Mystic Realms Faire, perfect for an adventuring woman with its ragged ends and implied messiness. And my orange eyeball and blue horns look great with it! And it’s really all about the big eyeball.

The Cats are Back

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: Essences – Ingrid (CandyFair) medium01 *makeup02* Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Candy Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – clarity – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris AA61 In The world by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Hat: blue horns and orange eye by Callie Cline for KittyCats (gift!) *

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Belleza)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Featured guests: KittyCats Monster Mash and Scarecrow by KittyCats for KittyCats, available at Fright Fest *