Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive

19 04 2014

Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

~ “Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive” done by Aretha Franklin

Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive

It’s time to put the good face on. I admit sometimes I can be cranky—can’t we all? But humming this tune reminds me I have to “eliminate the negative.” It’s easy to be positive when you feel put together and this new dress from Ivy Burner that she has at the 100 Block, which comes with a great texture-change HUD, is putting me in a very up mood. With a graceful billow of fabric at the waist, it shows a different silhouette than many minis nowadays but with the halter top and way open back, it’s still very sexy. Accentuated with darling little wedge booties from BabyChampagne Sass, also from 100 Block, and a great clutch from Aleida Rhode that includes texture change for the metals and is also found at 100 Block, I am feeling up beat.

Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive

Sawsan Secretspy is launching this new skin at the Spring Break Fair, and it’s a beauty with gorgeously made-up eyes and lush lips. I was thrilled when I wore Isabelle Requiem’s gorgeous eyes from Kustom 9 with this skin—it just all went together with Chiaki Xue’s sassy short haircut that she is selling at the Japan Fair. AvaGardner Kungler completes the look with stunning jeweled teardrop earrings. This confident look is the ideal approach to a rosy day.

Ac-Cent-U-Ate the Positive

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium’s
Liable to walk upon the scene

Hair: *Dura* JAPAN FAIR Limited hair B by Chiaki Xue for Dura, available at Japan Fair 2014 *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Leilani Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Spring Break Fair *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ True Romance – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the 100 Block *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Esplendor earring – Gold rose by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Handbag: Elysium  – Coco clutchbag – terracotta by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available 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: Nailed It – Ombre Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}} my destiny golden green by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the 100 Block *

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





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 Seven Year Itch

13 04 2014

Seven Year Itch

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one [wo]man in [her] time plays many parts, [her] acts being seven ages. ~ William Shakespeare

Seven Year Itch

My seventh rez day crept up on me today. I didn’t realize it until Stephen pointed it out to me, and then I blushed, realizing it was true. I have done the math and realize I am in my prime! (If there are four sunrises and sunsets per 24 hours, then it would be four days per 365 days, 365 days per year would make me 28 years old. I’ll take it!) I have enjoyed some celebrations already. Jaynine Scarborough, the wondrous amazing voice from Berlin, sang me an over-the-top Happy Rezday at her show that brought tears to my eyes. I reminisced with IronGut McAllister about when he DJ’d my first rez day. I got an amazing poem written for me. As Jaynine would sing, “It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!” And despite the title, I don’t seem to be going anywhere.

In my seven years in SL, one of the most wonderful things that has emerged is the explosion of content available to consumers. No, folks, businesses don’t fail in SL because of content theft or because of lack of support from LL; they fail because the competition has become fierce and you have to provide great content with a tight business model. My look today includes some of the best designers in SL who created pieces for the 100 Block and a hungry shopping community.

First start with Cynthia Ultsch’s short jean jacket. I was so thrilled when I saw this come out. She has made it short to work with many different mesh outfits, open to show a little decolletage and open enough to accommodate different sizes in front. I fit it over Datrip Blackbart’s little rock n roll bustier (this can be found at his shop) and then wore that with Moonbubble Gothly’s high-waisted mini, where the material in the skirt goes up rather than down. I have to say I wore bustier and skirt out and got a lot of compliments. Of course the compliments may have come from wearing Gospel Voom’s high heeled Mary Janes from FaMESHed with their frilly ankle socks. In fact, I think for my compliment-givers, these were a delectable deciding factor.

Seven Year Itch

Cruella Pennell often amazes me with her other-vision hair styles and her style and hairbases for 100 Block are no exception. With an intricately shaved texture, the hair base’s swirls correspond with my skirt while my long locks on top, tossed to the side, give my look height and movement. Limited edition earrings from Ganymede Galaxy from Limited Bazaar give me a touch of Wastelands with filament inside the glass bulb hanging off a gear. And the luscious skin Sawsan Secretspy is selling at 100 Block, is pretty and soft but has enough grit with the darkly lined eyes to make the look work.

Seven Year Itch

Thank you, my dear treasured friends in SL. You know who you are, many of you who have been with me throughout this second life. Here’s to many more!

Hair: a: anaxilea: pitch black by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at the 100 Block *

Hairbase: a: shaved damask: grey shades by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at the 100 Block *

Skin: .::WoW skins::. Nawra Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the 100 Block *

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

Jacket: [Cynful] Cropped Denim Jacket by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the 100 Block *

Top: Legal Insanity – tori rocker top leather zebra by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *

Skirt: [ bubble ] Highwaisted Skirt  by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble], available at the 100 Block *

Earrings: Aesthetica Filament Earing by Ganymede Galaxy for Aesthetica, available at the Limited Bazaar

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

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

Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Patent by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at FaMESHed *

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





Spring is like a perhaps hand

12 04 2014

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere) arranging
a window, into which people look (while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here) and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and from moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there) and

without breaking anything.

~ E.E. Cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand

It’s still National Poetry Month, and I am once again plying you with poetry. I can’t help it. Poetry is good for you, and this poem by E.E. Cummings was one of my favorites when I was younger. I pulled out this poem to greet spring and to show you Zaara Kohime’s latest collection, a set of bustier, jacket and pants, mesh to texture all created by Zaara herself.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

The collection is full of mix and match pieces with delightful colors and patterns, so I indulged this time and am showing you several different variations. Zaara, who is often known for her gorgeous Indian prints and beautiful patterns, once again incorporates pattern into the jackets, complimenting them with both solid and patterned bustiers. The bottoms, with a sort of loosely tied wrap look, feature Zaara’s lush shadowed textures and sheened material, evoking a rich and luxurious feel.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

It’s always exciting when Zaara comes out with new content, especially separates that can be mixed with other outfits. I tried to vary the looks here by mixing up the colors on Maxi Gossamer’s sandals, exploiting the “fatpack” she gives in her built-in texture change scripts on most of her jewelry and now her sandals.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

I also varied up the hair colors. Minami Susanowa includes several shades in her red pack, this a low and loosely tied ponytail that she is selling at The Seasons Story. Aikea Rieko’s gorgeous skin shows beautifully with the bustier, featuring the great collarbone, of course, but also a beautiful face. I swapped her various and gorgeous eye makeups for each look to compliment the colors.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

changing everything carefully…

without breaking anything.

 

Version 1:

Hair: tulip. Charlie (Reds) by Minami Susanowa for tulip, available at The Seasons Story

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Hylala by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Depth by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

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

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *blush* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *pink floral* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *peach* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

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

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

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

 

Version 2:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Candi by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *purple* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *plum* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *khaki* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Version 3:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Peacock by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *ivory sky* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *aqua* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *frost* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Version 4:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Molten by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *coal* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *kohl* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *scarlet* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Version 5:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Seasiren by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *indigo* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *navy* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *royal blue* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Version 6:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Peacock by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *blue batik* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Branches: 8f8 – Double Young Sakura PINK (No shadow) by 8f8 for iBi, available at The Seasons Story





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!!





Wanda

9 04 2014

Wanda

Now her eyes meet mine like green lightning-they are green, these eyes of hers, whose power is so indescribable-green, but as are precious stones, or deep unfathomable mountain lakes.” ~ Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

Wanda

The 100 Block opens today and as you might expect from this event, there’s a lot of sexy seeded in with the regular fashions. Actually, most of it is sexy, especially this corset and stocking outfit from Mariska Simons, one of the exclusives she is offering. With a mesh corset that cinches the waist just right and stockings and panties that can be worn as system pieces or as I do applied to the Cute Azz, it’s a versatile outfit. (Also comes with boob appliers.) I accessorized with cuffs from Muka Release that come with a great texture change HUD that allows a combo of colors across three elements of the cuff. There are also ankle cuffs, but I decided to forego those to wear these crazy-high mules from Antonia Millar which also come with a texture-change HUD.

Wanda

Sawsan Secretspy is offering two exclusive skins at the 100 Block this year. With sensuous shading and sexy makeup, the skins come with appliers for everything (as you can see by my beautiful behind) and is offered in several makeups. Nova Faerye has made three hairstyles for the event with four different texture change HUDs, including this fantastic Chromatic hud. I spent a lot of time today clicking around to explore the options of all these pieces to get the right amount of heat and sexy in the look. The 100 Block opens today with lots to see and runs through the end of the month.

Wanda

“Desire followed the glance, pleasure followed desire.” ~ Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

Hair: little bones. Chromatic. Gods & Monsters by Nova Faerye for little bones, available at the 100 Block *

Skin: .::WoW skins::. Nawra Darktan 01 CL with .::WoW Skins::. Iris Dark eyebrows by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the 100 Block *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Dark Delights by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available at the 100 Block *

Cuffs: *MUKA* Nasla Cuff – Wrist by Muka Release for *MUKA*, available at the 100 Block *

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

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

Ass: *L.inc* Cute Azz Thicker Legs by CK Winx for *L.inc*

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: EMPORIUM – Cross Platform SLink HIGH by Antonia Millar for EMPORIUM, available at the 100 Block *

Chaise: Diesel Works – Elvira Ottoman (Cream/Walnut) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Standing poses by Tutys for Tutys





Haiku Found

7 04 2014

Found Haiku

Holding on to the
mistake continues to be
a bigger mistake.

~ Serendipitous Haiku from the New York Times, taken from Shining Examples for Marlins Team Seeking Its Way Back by Tyler Kepner

Found Haiku

April is National Poetry Month and my regular readers know that this will be greeted with happiness in my corner because I love poetry. Poetry, to many, seems inaccessible, obtuse, emotional or rigid, which is a shame because it’s anything but. It’s a fool’s game for sure—being a poet is no way to make a living for most people but then being a ballet dancer is a rare occupation as is being a rocket scientist.

The truth is poetry can be found everywhere, as the New York Times proves with their Serendipitous Haiku. Ostensibly it’s a computer program that scans the articles published on their website and finds 17 syllable sentences that can be broken into the traditional 5/7/5 syllable line with an emphasis on the potential of a deliverable moment of enlightenment. Some of the haiku the computer finds certainly do this as show by my examples.

I bring up the haiku form to illustrate, of course, the Japan Fair 2014, which is its own found poem. The build is lovely, the content sold at the fair is gorgeous, and the intentions are good—to gather Japanese creators in SL to donate a portion of their proceeds to Shelter Box, a charity in the UK which delivers boxes with tents and other aid to displaced families who need temporary shelter. The build was peaceful and lovely to walk around, a testament to the kind gesture of the fair.

Found Haiku

Take, for example, this gorgeous dress from my friend Saya Littlething. Saya has made a number of items for Japan Fair, all of them donating 100% to Shelter Box in their sales. This kimono-print dress, made from a mesh sheath joined with a flexi skirt and tied with a large kimono-influenced bow, can take you from Japan to a formal ballroom in seconds. I found my sexy geta-inspired heels from Rei2 Aya, made for the Slink high feet, at the Fair as well, with a portion of their sales donated to Shelter Box.

My windblown hair is offered by Rika Oyen, who has several hair styles at the fair, and my gorgeous headpiece, embellished with flowers, painted porcelain, ribbons and a tassle, is Gin Fhang’s generous donation for Shelter Box. My collar, which I tinted, is a gift to visitors at Hays Uriza’s store, which features gorgeous jewelry.

I wanted to show this look with Inka Mexicola’s porcelain skin, which she is selling at Kustom9. I find the the heavy defined brows and deep expressive eyes absolutely beautiful and the perfect deep red bow lips and blush to add the sort of beautiful color and bloom this found haiku of a look needs.

Found Haiku

My love for him poured
over me, a thick honey
of adoration.

~ Serendipitous Haiku from the New York Times, taken from “His Promise Would Not Be Denied” by Jessica Rassette

Hair: *ARGRACE* HARUKA – Black by rika Oyen for Argrace, available at Japan Fair 2014

Skin: Essences – Olyvia k902*light rose* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Pixi~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Dress: *::Schoen::* Kimono gown typeIII for Japan Fair by Saya Littlething for *::Schoen::*, available at Japan Fair 2014 *

Hairpiece: *:..Silvery K..:*Head Dress(Sakura japon) by gin Fhang for *:..Silvery K..:*, available at Japan Fair 2014

Neck Ribbon: HAYSURIZA_Neck_ribbon_(Stainless steel) by Hays Uriza for HAYSURIZA, available at Japan Fair 2014 (modified)

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set I by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: r2 A/D/E jf wedge {purple} by rei2 Aya for r2 Fashion, available at Japan Fair 2014

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Photographed at Japan Fair 2014





The Tease

6 04 2014

Moxie

“Hate to sound sleazy,
but tease me,
I don’t want it if it’s that easy”
~ “I Get Around” by Tupac Shakur

Moxie

I am dressed to tease from the 100 Block, another one of the Depraved Nation’s fashion extravaganzas, which is opening April 9. Yeah, sorry, you have to contain your fashion lust for a few more days while I tease you (and you know how I like to tease). Start with this dangerously sexy lace mini-dress from Missqwerty Pevensey (she of the amazingly impossible-to-type name), a mesh confection for wowing the boys at the club. Pull on stockings from Lisanna Lauria with garters down the thighs and then over-the knee-boots from Ydreece Forster, and you have a complete look, all from the 100 Block.

Moxie

I wiggled into this gorgeous skin from Nicole Button. I loved what she did for Skin Fair with her newest skins and now she has released them fully. I wear the skin untouched by makeup, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I will wear this one over and over and others she has produced. They are just that lovely. My short hair is Chiaki Xue’s newest release, a unisexy style that comes in Chiaki’s full complement of colors.

Moxie

“Lady, take it easy!”

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*51 (Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Egozy.Mendoza (Golden).SOFT by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Molasses, w3) by Arkesh Baral for Mayfly

Dress: [AB] Janis Dress S Red by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at the 100 Block (opens April 9)

Stockings: MoDANNA [Mutine Collection] Stockings Faux-Garters by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at the 100 Block (opens April 9)

Bracelets: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Marina Bracelet Black L & R by Donatela Couturier for [Modern.Couture], available at Fi*Friday

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant S Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture S Left 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 *

Boots: * Morphine : Over Knee Boots (Red) by Ydreece Forster for Morphine, available at the 100 Block (opens April 9)

Poses by Tutys for Tutys





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 *








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