A Marriage of Design and Beauty

11 04 2014

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”~ John Keats

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

Monica Outlander, always known for her creativity and fun in SL, has announced the Miamai Luxe Scavenger Hunt, and I have been given the auspicious honor of being one of the bloggers who will be supplying a hint for you. While I won’t just give you the question and answer, I will give you many hints photographically and textually.

This is how it works: The first three people who answer all the questions on the website and submit a notecard to Shae Sixpence will win the entire Luxe Collection, including all the shoes you see in these photos. Every single one for your virtual tootsies. How can you not try?

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

This is all in honor of the release of Monica Outlander’s new spring collection at Miamai, the Luxe Collection, which includes shoes from her partner, Pill Kanto.  With this “reception,” I wanted to point out how Monica’s work is a marriage of design and beauty and for this collection, it’s a romantic assemblage of the sensual qualities of fabric and clothing with softly-colored, spring textures. The blouse drapes and balloons around the waist, the skirt flows in billows of heavy luxurious fabric. The pieces are mix-n-match so you can wear them with other pieces in the collection or potentially with other creators’ work.

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

As for our reception, what better place than the Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens, which Barnesworth Anubis has so faithfully replicated with his Classic Conservatory, which is being sold at Collabor88 this round. The building is perfect for concerts, parties and wedding receptions, as you can see here. I festooned the windows with Maxwell Graf’s mesh drapes and hung Tya Fallingbridge’s gorgeous chandeliers, which she is selling at the Home Show. Froukje Hoorenbeek’s bistro table and vases are perfect for dinner.

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

That being said, if you look closely, each table has three pairs of shoes, one from each of Pill Kanto’s three different collections, at each table. (All the tables are shown in the photo with all the shoes Pill will be selling, hint hint hint. And yes, they are heavy on style AND land impact I found out, so put them on your feet, not on your land.)

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

The Seasons Story opened yesterday to great applause and lag so take your time before you run over. It’s open through the end of the month (I think—no dates to be found). Aida Ewing is offering a set of skins derived from her popular new Brandi series, delicate and otherworldly. I top the look with a wavy ‘do from Bubbles Clawtooth and accessorize with gorgeous pieces from Maizon Rayna and a pretty ring from Allegory Malaprop.

Check out these other bloggers’ entries for the other hints:

Strawberry Singh
Foxx Pawpad
Caoimhe Lionheart
Sylphia Constantine
Harlow Heslop
Kynne Llewellyn
Shae Sixpence
Grazia Horwitz

The Marriage of Design and Beauty

Did you find the answer? No? One last hint: XXXIX

Hair: Clawtooth: Lady Stardust – Coco by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: -Glam Affair – Brandi – Europa 04 H with -Glam Affair – Brandi – Lipstick 04 by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at The Seasons Story *

Eyes: ::Nar Mattaru:: Bardo Eyes / Forest by Jade Glazner for Nar Mattaru

Top: Miamai_Kalia Cotton Rose by Monica Outlander for Miamai * (available April 12)

Skirt: Miamai_Anya Gown Plain Brown by Monica Outlander for Miamai * (available April 12)

Jewelry: TdO*CLOE’ bracelet and earrings by maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Rings: Schadenfreude Simple Ring Trio (copy) by Allegory Malaprop for Schadenfreude

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

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

Venue: [ba] classic conservatory by Barnesworth Anubis for barnesworth anubis, available at Collabor88 *

Table: Dutchie bistro table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Vases: Dutchie glas vase with yellow flowers by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie * (modified)

Curtains: Rustica – Mesh Drape TOP SWAGS by Maxwell Graf for Rustica * (modified)

Chandeliers: [PM] Pixel Mode  – Chandelier – Long – Pewter by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at the Home Show 2014 *

Shoes: MIAMAI_Curiosity high pumps – luxe, MIAMAI_Difference high pumps -luxe, and MIAMAI_Indifference high pumps -luxe (to be worn with Slink high feet) by Pill Kanto for Miamai * (available April 12)

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin, available at Collabor88





Today

10 04 2014

Today

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

~ “Today” by Billy Collins

Today

It’s still National Poetry Month in the U.S., and since I have a moment here to share another poem, I will from one of my very favorite poets, Billy Collins. I keep two of his books in my Kindle at all times and read a poem every day the way my grandmother read daily devotionals. I can’t say enough about his work. Read the poem again. Enjoy it, please.

And today is the day when I want to unlatch the door to the canary’s cage and celebrate the sunlight with flowers in my hair. CrystalDoll Lemon is offering this darling dress in several colors at the 100 Block, and I was mightily impressed. She does her own mesh—this is not a template—and her textures are light and pretty. I love the evocative drapiness, the well-fit alpha and the lovely shadowing. I am definitely going to be checking out more of her work!

I paired it with Maxi Gossamer’s newest sandals, also mesh and also made by the creator without a template. I think I take for granted that Maxi does amazing work in mesh—she puts out so many great designs. I was absolutely delighted to see she is offering sandals for Slink feet now. My pretty necklace is from Ellantha Larsson, who is offering this as part of a set that includes face and belly piercings at the 100 Block.

Today

Truth Hawks has come out with this lovely hair that comes with several flower add-ons that he will be offering at The Seasons Story just in time for spring, but I chose to wear Jaycee Dover’s flower hair band from the 100 Block. My gorgeous skin is one of Shantia Soulstar’s lovely creations, beautiful without makeup but I felt that I needed to make it bloom with her add-on eyeshadow and lipstick. Today is a beautiful day!

Today

“Today is just that kind of day.”

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Fleur – Browns by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at The Seasons Story *

Skin: Zoul Creations – Robyn – Tone 6 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Robyn – Tone 6 – Lips 07 and Zoul Creations – Robyn – Tone 6 – Eyeshadow 06 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations *

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

Dress: {dollle*} 082 Long Sleeve Off Shoulder – Pink by CrystalDoll Lemon for {dollle*},

Hair flowers: luxe. – Fleur Branch (cherry blossom) by Jaycee Dover for luxe., available at the 100 Block *

Necklace: .:ellabella:. Empress Crow – Necklace by Ellantha Larsson for.:ellabella:., avaavailable at the 100 Block *

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

Nail appliers: [ bubble ] Fishnet Nails – Light Set by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble], available at the 100 Block *

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

Sandals: MG – Sandals – Lotus Flower Blossom 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses: .[ pose+ivity ]. 100 Block Blog Pack by Meccaa for Pose+ivity, available at the 100 Block *

P.S. Come back tomorrow for hints for Miamai!!





The Rainbow

5 04 2014

The Rainbow

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton

The Rainbow

Sometimes a rainbow is the goal, not the gold, and this dress from Dainie Fraina proves my point with its rainbow colorwash and great off-the-shoulder style. Dainie, who is known for her African-inspired fashions, loves color and finds anyway she can to get as much as into her fashion without going overboard. This time she got every color in the rainbow with a little green removable tie at the waist.

I am carrying a cute texture-change handbag from the queen of cute and inexpensive accessories, Renee Harvy, which matches my darling wedges from Ariadna Garrigus, which she also features in brown and black.

The Rainbow

Peachiemuah has released this new skin, named after a certain famous blonde I am guessing, with beautiful features, full lips, a fine blush to her lips and a little darkness around her eyes (as if she had been partying a little too much maybe). I love Truth Hawks’ style with waves surrounding two beautifully curved braids that taper down to nothing. Sometimes Truth makes the most romantic hair, and this certainly fits that description.

The Rainbow

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

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

Skin: {FF Doll} Paris Natural _ Cleavage _w/o eyebrow by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Eyes: .ID. April Gift / Blue-Gray by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: :: ARTIZANA :: SUNGURUN Mesh Off-Shoulder Dress (Rainbow) by Dainie Fraina for ARTIZANA, available at Designer Showcase

Handbag: ::Duh!:: Suede & Bamboo Handbag – Colorchange by Renee Harvy for Duh! *

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

Nail Appliers: -{ZOZ}- Butterfly Spring Polish (Slinks) by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Fashion Stars *

Shoes: ***ArisAris AA37 chunky boho sandal white by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *





Lula

29 03 2014

Lula

“He knew more about the death of Lula Landry than he had ever meant or wanted to know; the same would be true of virtually any sentient being in Britain. Bombarded with the story, you grew interested against your will, and before you knew it, you were so well informed, so opinionated about the facts of the case, you would have been unfit to sit on a jury.” ~ Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

Lula

I have been sitting on that quote a long time to use it for a look and it seems perfect because this look reminds me of Lula Landry, the tragically murdered model from Robert Galbraith’s/J.K. Rowling’s first book about the private investigator, Cormoran Strike. I read the book enthusiastically before I knew Harry Potter’s creator had written it—it really is well-written and incredibly enjoyable with full-fleshed characters and a great plot. Cormoran Strike is a complex and incredibly interesting man. Clearly Harry Potter isn’t the only one she has in her. Now she has a new one coming out in June and I can’t wait!

My Lula is fashionable, of course, but also gentle in the way Lula in the book was. She was not sharp, not a Naomi Campbell. She is a woman of mixed-race, adopted by a wealthy family, clearly loved by them. And loved greatly by the public as well, being beautiful and gentle as she is. So it’s a shock when she has been murdered. This gorgeous maxi-dress from Kim Lysette is a fashionista’s dream with its great silhouette and texture-change HUD (6 variations of this texture) and ridiculously inexpensive at 55L at Fi*Friday. I embellished with a gorgeous new necklace from AvaGardner Kungler, who contributes the best jewels to the grid. As always, her use of color and shape is what amazes.

Lula

My absolutely drop-dead gorgeous skin, the impetus for bringing Lula back, is from Shantia Soulstar. This was one of my favorite skins at Skin Fair this year, breathtaking in its beauty, proportions, and coloring. Her included makeups are subtle enough that the beauty of the skin and the avatar shine through. And with these gorgeous eyes from Umazuma Metaluna and this gorgeous long hair with trimmed bangs framing my face from Truth Hawks, my Lula is every bit the gorgeous, graceful model I imagined.

Lula

“He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.” ~ Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

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

Skin: Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Eyeshadow 07 and Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Lips 08 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 1) *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Maple eye – Indian Summer by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery

Dress: [LG]KC Sp14 Lego House Maxi Dress by Kim Lysette for LivGlam/K Collection, available at Fi*Friday *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Arara necklace – copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

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

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

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Djinn Immortal copper by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

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





Wrong Side of the Bed

18 03 2014

Wrong Side of Bed

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you sad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…
And…

…always look on the bright side
of life…
(Whistle)

~ “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Monty Python

Wrong Side of Bed

Woke up this morning after holding off a cold all night, nearly fell out of bed, tripped over the basket of laundry that needs to be put away, knocked my knee on the nightstand—all on the way to grab a phone call from a robot who wanted to tell me how to improve my credit. Awakened this way, I felt it could only get worse and, of course, I found myself with the bottom of the cereal box in my bowl—all crumbs.

The phone rang again, this time asking for a donation. I spilled the box of almond milk reaching to get it. Someone left just one paper towel around the cardboard center—I had to run to the basement to get more. And on it goes… the quotidian problems of the life—all before even logging into SL, which has its share of “spilled milk.”

Now I could turn this into a diatribe or some rant but really, why bother? Look at it this way: I have almond milk to spill, pre-crushed cereal (no chewing needed), a bed to fall back into later, and a functioning computer. It’s not been a great start so why be a glamour puss today? Why not put on something comfy and get life taken care of?

First I start with a tank and shirt from Aikeo Rieko, who is grossly generous with anything she sells. Each shirt pack includes the tank with its specific look, which can be worn alone, but also three versions of the shirt for your styling pleasure and the needed alphas. My darling pants are from Spooky Mistwallow, who sells them in a variety of neutrals for great mix and match. The butt looks good! Sandals to go with Slink flat feet are a find from Rebeca Dembo.

Wrong Side of Bed

What really cheered me up is Aikea Reiko’s skin for Skin Fair 2014. She has been refining her skins as of late and her recent offering is lovely with a neutral face for layering on many different kinds of makeups and an even, pretty skin tone. The skins come in 7 tones with all the required appliers for fun in SL. She offers such a clean palette for her many makeups, which clearly are her joy to make and which match the delightful designs of her clothing. She is offering makeups and Slink nail appliers at Skin Fair as well.

My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest, a bob with a blunt cut at the bangs (love how he shows this in the wisps of hair pushed to the side). I chose to color with a blonde that included more orange tips. I love how I can select different hair color options off his HUDs.

Wrong Side of Bed

Life’s a piece of shit, when you look at it
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true
You’ll see its all a show, keep ‘em laughin’ as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And…
Always look on the bright side
of life…
(Whistle)

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

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Tyvalo by Aikea Rieko for [Plastik], available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 3) *

Eyes: !Musa! Agate Eyes Wheat by Filomena Quinnell for Musa, available at We Love Roleplay

Top with shirt: :[P]:- Evanora Shirt:// Decay with :[P]:- Evanora Tank:// Proper by Aikea Rieko for [Plastik] *

Pants: :KR: Sharona Trousers – Brown by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock *

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

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

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

Sandals: _CD_Sweet Flats Brown by Rebeca Dembo for CandyDoll, available at Kustom9

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

Cheer up, ya ol’ buggah.

Plastik at the Skin Fair 2014





Phenomenal Woman

15 03 2014

Phenomenol Woman

It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

~ from “Phenomenol Woman” by Maya Angelou

Phenomenol Woman

Phenomenal woman, yep, that’s me. I can’t help but think it’s my look today. Start with Poulet Koenkamp’s newest dress, which comes in several color variations. With a patterned tiered skirt and a sweetheart neckline, this dress has a lot going on. I pair it with Mirja Mills’ newest jewelry set in black and white with teensy intricate design and beautifully rendered textures.

Phenomenol Woman

The story here, of course, is Nicole Button’s newest releases for Skin Fair 2014. These skins are phenomenal with lush skin tones and absolutely drop dead gorgeous features. I put this skin on and I was hooked. Each skin pack comes in 6 skin tones and includes two natural skins in bright and soft (meaning one is more burnished than the other), two lip glosses, four eyebrow colors, hairbases, and a ton of cleavage options. She also includes mesh ears and appliers for just about everything you ever need. Truth Hawks’ gorgeous full long locks complete my look, making it sexy and sensuous and woman—phenomenally.

Phenomenol Woman

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lolita by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Egozy.Anjali (Canelle).SOFT with Egozy.Anjali.Hairs Chestnut.(Add)(Canelle) by Nicole Button for Egozy, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) *

Eyes: PC pearl – bog wood – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Gown: :: PM :: Zohra Gown in Black/Silver by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Jewelry: .:EMO-tions:. *ARIEL* armband, circlet, earrings, necklace, ring (silver/black) by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 144 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair*

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Dancing queen black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

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

Phenomenol  Woman





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 *





Love

14 02 2014

Love

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King

Love

Valentine’s Day is about romantic love mostly, but it’s a great reminder of all sorts of love—the love for our family, love for friends, and even love for our fellow humans. I love my friends in SL and in RL. I dearly love my family. And I have found by filling my heart with love, it’s displaced the anger and fear and allowed me to give love in abundance.

Erratic Rain has come out with a shift that is absolutely gorgeous, done from her own mesh and featured in several colors. The multicolored dresses being shown on other blogs are absolutely stunning but the singular color dresses are equally as beautiful with their architectural inspiration and great fit. If you want to look sophisticated and elegant, this is the dress for you. I pair with shoes from Darling Monday, featured at Collabor88. Somehow she managed to straddle the line between cosmic and good taste with these stacked heels, fitting perfectly with the Slink feet. I couldn’t resist wearing Maxi Gossamer’s heart-shaped ring and necklace—it’s Valentine’s Day after all.

Love

My hair is one of Truth’s new ‘dos with wild waves flowing down and a winsome side-swept bang. I loved wearing blonde with Aida Ewing’s Sylvia skin, once again piling on the makeups to experiment with looks. You really get a fat FAT pack with this set considering all the options with nose, eye makeup, lipstick and blush. And of course, she gives you many brows. Love!

Love

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love. ~ Henry Miller

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tyr  – Blondes by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia  America – Base A with Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick  02 A, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Eyes Makeup 06 and Glam Affair – Sylvia – Cheeks 04 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Inka~ Lost Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng

Dress: erratic / estelle – panel dress / red by Erratic Rain for erratic *

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

Ring: MG – Rings – Sugar Heart – Small by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Love Is In the Air *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Slink – The Style Icon Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at The Style Icon *

Shoes: fri. – Jet.Heels (Scarlet) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Nova Chair Mercury {A}  by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

St. Valentine’s day-Gateau swan-Table by Quark Fallen for Arbres Obscurs





Time Is On My Side

10 02 2014

Time Is On My Side

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

~ “Time Is On My Side” by The Rolling Stones

Time Is On My Side

Ennui in Paris is a fine thing. It suits. A bit of rambling about one’s home with the Parisian lights twinkling below does wonders for the intellect and one’s mind. It’s how Foucault made his name, how Derrida deconstructed, how Barthes wrote his Mythologies. In a skybox like the one from Tya Fallingbridge, the Clock Tower available at FaMESHed, with its functional clock (you can set to your time and chimes on the hour) and interchangeable city scenes, including this of Paris, you can experience your own sweet time around the globe.

Time Is On My Side

I have donned a gorgeous outfit from SamanthaSJones. I love Sam’s use of color and texture in her outfits, her sense of proportion and material and pure style. Every piece she turns out is classy with well-done textures. Pink stiletto pumps from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she offers with a color change HUD for six different shoe colors, punctuate my at-home look. (I am in Paris—I HAVE to be chic, even in a state of ennui.)

As for the skybox, I can go on about the fine features of this abode, including the open stair case upon which the clock from the window is projected, the lofted bedroom and the beautifully appointed bathroom, complete with couple’s shower (functional) and his and hers sinks.

Time Is On My Side

Of course, a skybox like this can’t remain empty so I outfitted it with Tobias Convair’s sectional (seen above) from FaMESHed and Cory Edo’s terrific Ines collection, also from FaMESHed. The Branch Screen is absolutely exquisite and decorates this loft beautifully as well as the other pieces including the chair and ottoman. You can mix and match these pieces with others you have owned—they are not necessarily meant to be used together, though I show them here so you can see them (and how well they go in this loft, incidentally).

Time Is On My Side

Aida Ewing is offering a gorgeous new skin at Collabor88 in Sylvia. This time she went all out, offering several nose options, cheek makeups, eye makeups and lipsticks as well as eyebrow shades. It’s really quite a bargain, especially for such a gorgeous skin. Imagine the possibilities. I loved putting on Truth Hawks’ newest long straight ‘do, which is also at FaMESHed. I chose the teal tipped hair to match my outfit. I love that his HUDs offer so many color options.

Time Is On My Side

Go ahead, go ahead and light up the town
And baby, do everything your heart desires
Remember, I’ll always be around
And I know, I know
Like I told you so many times before
You’re gonna come back, baby

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Samira – Gingers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia  America – Base D with Glam Affair – Sylvia – Eyes Makeup 03, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick  03 D, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Cheeks 03 and Glam Affair – Sylvia – Nose 01 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Outfit: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Little To Much Hud 1 by SamanthaSJones for LivGlam *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Neon Set – Colors HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Essenz – Dallas by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Style Icon *

Free-standing poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

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

Furniture and décor:

+CONVAIR+ Modern Leather Sectional.white.adult by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *

Trompe Loeil – Gilded Bed {Adult} Tan Ornate by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Trompe Loeil – Ines Floor Lamp Red Diamonds
Trompe Loeil – Ladder Shelf Natural + Books
Trompe Loeil – Ines Triangle Plate Decor Metal
Trompe Loeil – Ines Coffee Table Natural
Trompe Loeil – Ines Ottoman Atlantic {A}
Trompe Loeil – Ines Chair Atlantic {A}
Trompe Loeil – Ines Branch Screen
Trompe Loeil – Ines Wall Fountain by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, all available at FaMESHed *

Zigana . rug . stripe (modified) by Nalena Fairey for Zigana

*ionic* Northern star by lakua Arriaga for ionic, available at The Chapter Four





Fresh Feeling

7 02 2014

Fresh Feeling

You don’t have a clue
What it is like to be next to you
I’m here to tell you
That it is good
That it is true

~ “Fresh Feeling” by the Eels

Fresh Feeling

I am going to reframe the winter. I will see the cold air as “fresh” air. After all, the sun is out, the snow has stopped falling. Put on a warm coat and boots and take a walk. In this warm coat with lace hem from Circe Ishtari, it can be a fresh day and cute too. Circe is presenting this darling coat for the Style Icon. She has included a hud that changes the colors of the lace, cuffs and body of the coat to preset neutrals or you can tint yourself. LacunaInc is selling these stockings with hearts up the seam at Style Icon as well. And Cerberus Noel just rereleased the Nancy boots in additional colors with a color change hud to control your laces, cuff and toe colors.

Fresh Feeling

Lutricia Roux has created a skin for the Style Icon fashion fair inspired by Audrey Hepburn. With her classic dark brows and pretty lashed eyes, this skin evokes the delicacy of Hepburn’s features. A darling cut with buns and a color change hairband from Truth Hawks completes this look.

Fresh Feeling

Words can’t be that strong
My heart is reeling
This is that fresh
That fresh feeling

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

Skin: [DBF] Audrey skin #3 subtle cleavage by Lutricia Roux for Deluxe Body Factory, available at The Style Icon *

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Coat: Tokyo.Girl – Lirit Coat by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl, available at The Style Icon *

Tights: *LACUNA* Sheer Heartseam Pantyhose – Chocolate by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at The Style Icon *

Nail Applier: Nailed It – Slink – The Style Icon Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at The Style Icon *

Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Wedge Boots “Nancy” -white- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

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

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