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

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 *

Lulu

Lulu

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.

~ Dorothy Parker

 

Lulu

This dress from Pixivor Allen has been in my inventory for a while now, waiting for the best look and I finally was able to get it together. The dress itself, fully mesh, is an almost vintage satin dress with a deep brown autumn hue so I dressed it up with deco jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler and darling wrapped shoes made for Belleza or Slink feet from Klari55a. (These shoes include a HUD for changing multiple parts of the shoe for easy dress up.)

Lulu

I also had this skin from Nena Helix in my inventory, always intending to wear it with a more ethereal look and this was the ticket, especially with special make up that Constance Daehlie made for a past Genre round that adds the drama I need to this look. Of course, the other inspiration for this look is Queue Marlowe’s newest hair, a darling look with a pin curl up front and flowing flexi locks.

Lulu

Hair: AD – qake (FITTED) – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Dark) by Nina Helix for Birdy

Makeup: #adored – gibson girl – full face by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

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

Dress: AlaFolie-FRANCE by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Magdalene necklace – Coffee 1 by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: .:KC:. IBIZA Luxury Heels for Belleza High by Klari55a for KC Couture

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Isobel

Isobel

in a heart full of dust
lives a creature called lust
it surprises and scares
like me
like me

~ “Isobel” by Bjork

Isobel

While I photo’d and documented this blog entry, I listened to a mix of Bjork and PJ Harvey on YouTube so my look is a combination of the two (kind of like this amazing performance of “Satisfaction” by the pair). And speaking of amazing, this dress that Kinu Mayako has made for the Mystic Realms Faire is a strappy sexy look with a wonderful color change HUD for the straps on the top and the underlying part, the skirt and the arm cuffs. Then I paired it with a strappy set of platforms from Poulet Koenkamp that include a texture-change HUD as well. I will remark that these are Slink-compatible but fit the Belleza body feet just fine. My necklace is from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus and include 4 metals and 10 gems, available exclusively at the Body Modification Expo.

Isobel

My ‘do is one of Truth Hawks’ new fantasy hairs for the Mystic Realms Faire. With his great texture-change HUD, I was able to choose this great color combo. Sawsan Secretspy has released this lovely skin for Designer Showcase and I dressed it up with eye liner from Constance Daehlie and lips from Mocksoup Graves. I like when a skin is plain enough that a third party makeup works well on it. This is pretty seamless.

Isobel

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

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

Eyeliner: #adored – go to liners – curlt up by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Nerd Purple Lipstain (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

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

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

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Anawyn by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: L&B “Pear Drop” Necklace by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild,  available at the Body Modification Expo *

Shoes:  :: PM :: Croco Boots -all colors by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Power

Power

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Power

Power, besides being the focus of thousands of graduate courses in humanities, is the focus of this look. Shai Delacroix has come out with this set, a merry widow with thigh high boots and a mask, for a look that is absolutely drop dead without being slutty. In fact, this is how a woman of power looks—she knows what she wants to show and what she doesn’t have to. And this look is feminine, not macho, so our powerful woman is all woman from her puffy sleeves to her lacey frills. The mesh has a great shiny materials to it, so crank it up for maximum effect.

I accessorized with pieces from the Body Modification Expo. My choker, from Pamela22 Igaly, is akin to the ethnic rings piled on but more modern with a texture-change HUD for different metal choices. My ring is a sexy mesh piece from Shina Shan that serves both sexes.

Power

Shyla Diggs is coming out with a new set of skins for The Liaison Collaborative. They have vibrant makeups for a wilder look. This red shadow/red lip is perfect for my intentions, providing this pop of color to intensify the presentation. They match perfectly, of course, with Tricky Boucher’s body, which I am wearing. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ new ones for the Mystic Realms Faire. It comes with horns but, while I am sexy, I am not horny. Power!

Power

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

Skin: -Belleza- Brooke TLC Pale 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

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

Corset: *Shai* Chantel Lace Corset by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Choker: Bokeh – Abuk Necklace ‘all colors’ by Pamela22 Igaly for Bokeh, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Ring: .:E.A.Studio:. Tribal Wings Ring Silver by Shina Shan for Eclipse Art Studio, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Crop: [NN] – Crop by Nastasia Tuqiri for NaughtyNaughty

Boots: *Shai* Chantel High Boots by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Poses byTutys for Tutys

Nest

Nest

And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove’s,
The one only dwelling on earth that she loves.

~ William Wadsworth

Nest

Mystic Realms Faire and Body Modification Expo both open today at noon. This should not be a huge problem for most because both fairs are open for a couple weeks, but you know it will become a huge thing trying to in. And frankly, I can see why. I got this darling little mesh dress from Cerberus Noel, which comes in four colorways, and it’s an ideal dress for a saucy wench or a spirited elf or a hunter. Paired with this intriguing and gorgeous necklace from XanXan Jervil and the awesome pirate boots from Jackal Ennui (which come rigged and unrigged so yes, Dorothy, you can adjust them to your Belleza body as I did), the look is fantastic and beguiling.

What is also beguiling at Mystic Realms Faire is the great furniture you can get for roleplay. Cherelle Capra is offering this amazing bookcase with all the books and a scale at super low prim count plus an amazing desk. Artizanmesh has made an incredible furniture set that includes in some pieces, single and couples poses. I was absolutely charmed by Tree of Life chair.

Nest

Seasons Story opened today too and Umazuma Metaluna has come out with a set of two fantastic skins for the event, both in fall colors. The coloring is warm with her typical beestung lips and provocative brows and eyes. My hair is Shylah Honey’s gorgeous look for the Body Modification Expo, a side-parted long ‘do with a beguiling wisp of hair across the face. I love this hair and think it could be worn over and over with many looks, especially with the great textures.

Nest

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jojo Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Hazel – Autumn (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Seasons Story *

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

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

Outfit: *GF*[Mesh] Elwyn Outfit –chestnut by Cerberus Noel for G. Field, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: :(SH): Anniana Rune Necklace – Rust by XanXan Jervil for Sad Harlekin, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Ring: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Gold Ring 1 [Add me] by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Boots: lassitude & ennui Captain’s boots crimson by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Furnishings:

*AF* Balloch Perch Collection by Artizanmesh for Artizan Fantasy, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

  • *AF* Balloch Perch Herb Shelf ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch TOL Chair ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch Slatted Rocker ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch Boarded Candles ~ Warm

[CIRCA] – “Traveller’s Discovery” Tall Shelf by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Masala Chai

Masala Chai

“Make tea, not war.” ~ Monty Python

Masala Chai

It wasn’t my intention to have one gorgeous subcontinent look followed by another but it panned out that way. I have been working on a special project, and in the meantime, four different events are opening tomorrow so there is scads to follow, look at, plan for. And the weather outside is absolutely gorgeous so I wonder why I am inside. It’s rare I feel behind the ball but right now I do. One of the best things I have seen among all if it is this gorgeous lehenga and dupatta and top from Zaara Kohime.

Mystic Realms Faire opens tomorrow and it’s been a few months of work for the organizers and has a great line-up of creators, including Zaara. It’s a most amazing construction: three pieces, all in mesh with a side jewel. It’s no easy task to rig mesh and make it work right and then to add textures to it to great depth and a sense of material. But then to layer the mesh pieces as Zaara has done with the translucent dupatta is an act of ingenuity or insanity. I am wearing the whole deal over the Belleza Mesh body (my own form of insanity..?) to show, once again, it can be done!

Masala Chai

My skin is Inka Mexicola’s luscious offering for Uber, with glittering eye makeup and full lips. The Belleza body has a very good skin match on the HUD. My eyes are from Constance Daehlie, also from the Mystic Realms Faire, with deep intensity. (If you noticed, I use a lot of Constance’s eyes because she has captured a manner of having light and color in them I love.) My hair is one of Kavar Cleanslate’s tumbling down styles for Mystic Realms and suits this outfit because it doesn’t interfere with the dupatta. And as always, Maxi Gossamer completes my look like a cherry on top with gorgeous jewelry (texture change) that she is offering at the new Collabor88.

Masala Chai

Hair: Exile::Royal Command by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Mystic Realms Faire (opening October 10) *

Skin: Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber*

Lipstick: Essences – Ingrid {Kiss’n’Go} Berry Smooch by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber *

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

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – soot – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Mystic Realms Faire (opening October 10) *

Outfit: Zaara : Chandni lehenga *amethyst* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Mystic Realms Faire (opening October 10) *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Mabon Night Flower by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Body Mod Expo 2014

I also want to mention that the Body Modification Expo is opening tomorrow. Click the poster for a link to more information.