Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

14 04 2014

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Men are not a new sensation
I’ve done pretty well I think
But this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink

I’m wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

~ “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” by Ella Fitzgerald

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Genre opens tomorrow with a theme I just love: 40s Swing. The creators have invaded the big band hall that Voshie Paine has built with beautiful creations for your big band reveries. (I personally spent the evening listening to 40s chanteuses singing the old standard love songs, like Ella Fitzgerald.) Voshie has created, under the auspices of TheAnnex, this wonderful dress with jeweled embroidered cap sleeves and an elegant draped back. I styled it with lysa Helendale’s darling spectator pumps to be work with Slink feet and her great duo-tone nails. With Krystal Jenkin’s lovely necklace, I am ready for my solo while we wait for the soldiers to come home.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

My go-to skin-makers for elegance and beauty are always Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher. Shyla always creates the most tasteful and beautiful make up combinations on Tricky’s sexy skin base. A trip over to Tutys got me this great wavy period ‘do with hairbase.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

I’ve sinned a lot; I’m mean a lot
But I’m like sweet seventeen a lot
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

Hair: TuTy’s – Romantic – 40′s vintage hairstyle – mahogany by Tutys for Tutys

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 11 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: The Annex – Satin Evening Gown – Champagne by TheAnnex for The Annex, available at Genre * (opens April 15)

Jewelry: Behira – Necklace and Earrings – Platinum (MultiJewel) by Krystal Jenkins for ::: Krystal :::, available at Genre *  (opens April 15)

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

Nail appliers: *S-A F* 40′s Hollywood Mani (Nail Salon) by lysa Helendale for Sense-able Fashions, available at Genre *  (opens April 15)

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

Shoes: *S-A F* Blitz Pumps Patriotic Red by lysa Helendale for Sense-able Fashions, available at Genre *  (opens April 15)

Photos taken at Genre





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 *





For the Architects

26 02 2014

For the Architects

The first gesture of an architect is to draw a perimeter; in other words, to separate the microclimate from the macro space outside. This in itself is a sacred act. Architecture in itself conveys this idea of limiting space. It’s a limit between the finite and the infinite. From this point of view, all architecture is sacred.   Mario Botta

For the Architects

I have a huge thing for architects and architecture. It’s the combination of artistry and engineering, the aesthetic and the practical, the communication to the human condition through space that is so amazing to me. I have visited many beautiful spaces in my life and my breath has been taken away.

For the Architects

I am not an architect—I lived with one for a time. My best friend from childhood is now a practicing architect for a German company in Chicago. She designs buildings around the world. I am so damn proud of her because I remember the drawings she made of houses for us when we were ten and sitting in the living room of her parents’ tiny suburban ranch home and now she works for an international firm.

For the Architects

I know many real life architects in SL as well—degreed, licensed, practicing. I read a funny thing about romcoms that they always have a main man who is an architect, and this guy always seems to have a great house, job and seemingly endless time for romance. Truth is that the architects I know, even partners in firms, drive old cars, live in fixer-uppers (because they are doing the fixing up), and work 60-80 hours a week. They are interesting group for sure, but generally overworked.

For the Architects

For the Architects

Nowadays most architects work on computers, endlessly between the CAD work and reading emails and architectural code, but at one time they worked on paper. Think Frank Lloyd Wright when you view this gorgeous set of items Tobias Convair has created for the Arcade (opening in a week). You can collect all the fun stuff that even seasoned modern day architects drool over—drafting table, pencil cup, drawings, cabinet, stool, french curves, compass, model—and even an architect’s scale (which is so evocative of one my dad used to have that I want to pick it up, weigh it in my hand and feel its smooth surfaces). They are rendered in exquisite, loving detail by Tobias, who is himself an architect. The brilliant part is there are all no copy/transfer so if you have an architect friend or two (or one that would like to be one), you can purchase the pieces at the Arcade or a yard sale and give them as a gift.

For the Architects

I dressed like my dear friend, who tends towards stylish but mostly practical (her shoes, once she gets to the office after walking from the L, get changed to a more stylish pair and promptly kicked off under the desk). A sleeveless bowed top and long slacks from Thetra Blackheart are the main outfit in complimentary, almost neutral tones. Pops of color come from Ariadne Garrigus’ modern glasses and Erratic Rain’s absolutely sexy and chic sandals (made for Slink feet).

For the Architects

My hair and makeup are pictures of simplicity—there simply is not enough time for overdoing makeup and hair when buildings need to be designed! I love Mirja Mill’s darling updo with a built in animation to let the hair down into a ponytail. After all these years, Mirja still finds new styles and has fun making them for her customers, and this one is particularly fun. My skin is one of Shyla Diggs Boucher’s newest, being offered at the Arcade as a rare. If you want this rare skin with dark brows, find a friend who is willing to swap with you! Or pass your extras on to your alt.

For the Architects

Architecture is not simply a job. It is a lifestyle. It is a way of looking at the world. It is a verb. It is a constant exploration where one looks for and finds inspiration in the world around them, and then applies that inspiration to create something completely new. And that thing we create is beautiful and makes a difference in the world.  ~  J. Brantley Hightower

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * VIOLET*/chocolate by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

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

Eyes: adoness: havila eyes: asparagus by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at The Thrift Shop *

Top: E-Clipse MimiChemise CaenStone by Thetra Blackheart for E-Clipse, available at The Style Icon *

Slacks: E-Clipse MimiChemise CaenStone by Thetra Blackheart for E-Clipse, available at The Style Icon *

Pencil: [MAGIC NOOK] Pencil (Mouth) – Yellow /FREEBIE/ by Ayumi Cassini for Magic Nook (may no longer be available)

Glasses: ***ArisAris Igs95 Azahara Classic Glasses by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

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

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

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

Shoes: erratic / clarice – mesh sandals / gold by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Pose by Rogan Diesel from

Skybox: [PM]Pixel Mode  – Clock Tower Sky Box by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed*

Rug: Buchanan Round Rug from the Buchanan Collection by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri *

Architecture set: +CONVAIR+ The Studio The Arcade by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at The Arcade beginning March 1 *

  • +CONVAIR+ Studio Architect Scales
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Architect’s Drafting Table RARE
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Architectural Drawings
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Architectural Model
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Art Pencils
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Curves/Eraser
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Drafting Compass
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Drafting Stool RARE
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Drawing/Tape
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Lead Pointer/Holder
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Mystery RARE
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Sketch Book
    +CONVAIR+ Studio T-square/Triangles
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Tracing Paper
    +CONVAIR+ Studio Lead Pointer/Holder

For my favorite architect: S ;)





Things To Do

21 02 2014

Things to Do

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.’ ~ Jim Rohn

Things to Do

I got a little worried that after the holidays I would be thrown into the abyss of Having Nothing To Do. After remodeling my RL family room, baking 400+ Christmas cookies for the four holiday parties I held, cleaning the house, decorating, finding gifts and so on, I thought I would be wallowing in boredom. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, my “to do” list has grown.

Things to Do

I have written it all down and I slyly glance at it while I am pondering what the next step might be. My pondering is done, of course, fashionably in a top from isiss Bade, belted and accessorized with a cute necklace from Maxi Gossamer that she’s selling at Love is in the Air. Leggings and boots from Nena Janus complete the look. And my to-do list? Courtesy of Hanstrid Inshan from her store of darling furniture. (Thanks a lot, Hanstrid. I needed more to do. Really.)

Things to Do

To dos are a lot easier to face when you feel comfortable and casual, and I certainly am with this new ponytail from Chiaki Xue. Chiaki has embedded wispy flexis with the ponytail so it doesn’t have that static feeling that many mesh ponytails have. My big blue eyes come from Cruella Pennell’s offerings at The Thrift Shop. And my skin is the lovely Ria from Shyla and Tricky Boucher, which was being offered at Collabor88 last month. Something makes me believe Shyla is working hard on something new—it’s not a fact, just intuition. Of course, she has a long “to do” list too. *sigh*

Things to Do

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” – Walt Disney

Hair: *Dura-Girl*52(Coffee) by Chiaki Xue for Dura by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 5 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: adoness: havila eyes: frost by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at The Thrift Shop *

Top: [NV] Mimi Blouse -Jean Bleach by isiss Bade for NV Madworld *

Leggings: *League* Folklore Leggings -Shibori Shadow by Nena Janus for League

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Aliah Moonshine – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Love Is In the Air *

Boots: *League* Lauren Wedge Boots -Rigged- Blue Medium by Nena Janus for League

Trunk: Serenity Style-Things to do…. by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style *

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





Strawberry Fields

28 01 2014

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 *





Cherchez La Femme

23 01 2014

Cherchez la Femme

Il y a une femme dans toutes les affaires ; aussitôt qu’on me fait un rapport, je dis : « Cherchez la femme ! » ~ Alexandre Dumas

Cherchez la Femme

The phrase “Chercher la femme” came from Alexandre Dumas in his book “The Mohicans of Paris,” and has come to mean that whenever a man acts out of character, it means there is a woman he is trying to impress. Our “femme,” in one of Mami Jewell’s fantastic releases she made for the ladies of the Miss Virtual World (in this case Eva Luxury), is bound to make any man lose his step. With its sexy, dramatic lines and beautiful prim skirts, this is a gorgeous combination of mesh and flexy. Mami has embraced mesh as I knew she would—using it to make her elegant vision rather than letting herself be directed by it.

Cherchez la Femme

My beautiful skin is one of the many Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher are offering at Collabor88. With ruby red lips and smoky eyes, it’s elegance matches this look. My upswept hair from Mirja Mills is so sophisticated and so sexy. Her hairbase makes the look complete with the twist of the hair going into the mesh. And earrings from AvaGardner Kungler add just enough glitter and shine to lift this look to captivating and dangerous.

Cherchez la Femme

There is a woman in every case; as soon as they bring me a report, I say, ‘Look for the woman!’ ~ Alexandre Dumas

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

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 2 Bl by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- , available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Frost~ Frozen Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng

Dress: -AZUL- EvaLuxury /Garnet by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Walhalla – earrings – Golden by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

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

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

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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Home

10 01 2014

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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The Weekender

3 01 2014

The Weekender

“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”  ~ Chuck Palahniuk

The Weekender

When I was a young woman, I would read fashion magazines that often had fashion spreads for “The Weekend.” The outfits were often for running off to the Hamptons or seeing your sorority sisters at “the club.” Seeing that, I thought I would grow up to have a weekday and a weekend wardrobe, but now I’m an adult it’s all kind of run together into jeans and yoga pants and t-shirts and sneakers or boots. Occasionally I dress up on the weekends for a cocktail party or going out but mostly, it’s all one and the same.

I can still dream that I go away for the weekend—perhaps to the Hamptons or Napa or to Taos. Yeah, that’s it. A quick flight down to Taos, and this is what I’d wear. First this sweater and shorts set from Thetra Blackheart that she was selling at Limited Bazaar. (I will admit, it’s limited and I picked it up over a week ago but I just had to show it!) With a decidedly Southwestern flavor, this outfit would take me to Taos in style (and no, the locals would not roll their eyes because they would be hoping I’d spend money). And I would because isn’t that what ladies who dress for the weekend do—shop? A necklace at Jon Ree’s Mustang Trading Post and these fabulous designer boots from Harry Hyx would be ideal purchases.

The Weekender

Of course a pale freckled girl can’t go to Taos without sunscreen so imagine there is a fine layer of Lancome protecting my delicate face from Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher. I would let my hair down for the weekend, this from Alice Demonia, and enjoy the sunshine, the shopping and the relaxation, forgetting all about my weekend laundry and cleaning at home.

The Weekender

“The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.”  ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hair: *Alice Project* Steph II by Alice Demonia for Alice Project

Skin: -Belleza- Delaney Skin by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Leonine (ML) by Ikon Innovia for  IKON

Jacket: E-Clipse ThessSweater by Thetra Blackheart for E-Clipse, available at Limited Bazaar

Shorts: E-Clipse Shorts Mare by Thetra Blackheart for E-Clipse, available at Limited Bazaar

Necklace: MTP Ladies Telluride Turquoise Necklace by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Boots: ISON – cult riding boots – (tan) by Harry Hyx for Ison

Poses by Tutys for Tutys





Charm

2 01 2014

Charm

“When a girl feels that she’s perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That’s charm.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charm

Charm is a sort of state of grace—a feeling like you are sparkling and personable and everyone feels good around you. I like feeling that way—I think many people do. I took this gorgeous dress from Joeylin out on the dancefloor and felt charming and beautiful. Joeylin makes sexy and elegant clothing for women, the kind that make a girl feel perfectly dressed and sophisticated. This mesh dress has a wrapped bodice that flows into a satin skirt, one that takes advantage of the materials feature of SL (see how the light plays off it?). I wore Maxi Gossamer’s newest jewels for FaMESHed, a beautiful texture-change pendant with materials (see the photo above). As I moved my camera I could see the light play over the facets.

Charm

My luscious charming face comes courtesy of Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher from their more recent Leila line. A visit to their store shows they are remodeling and I can’t wait to see the result. Piercing green eyes from Audrey Lamede captivate and Kavar Cleanslate’s long sexy ‘do with bangs has its own charm.

Charm

“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.” ~ Albert Camus

Hair: Exile::Erase and Rewind by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Sk R 2 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: .ID. Classic Eyes v2 – Green by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: “Nautilus” Black Gown by Joeylin for Paisley Daisy *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Royal Khadijah Estate – Short – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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