The Crocus’ Coming

The Crocus’ Coming

You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it. ~ Robert Benchley

The Crocus' Coming

I’ll be honest. I am so over winter. I just want it to be all over and for spring to slide in quietly and happily with crocuses peeking out and snow melting and sunshine and greenery on the trees. Crocuses came to mind when I wore this dress, a deeper purple than a crocus but purple nonetheless and a harbinger (I hope) of spring. Mami Jewell has made this gorgeous dress for Miss France MVM with a full mesh sheath accompanied by mesh and flexi prims to embellish the dress. Mami is using her great expertise from the past in creating movement and lushness in the dress but bringing it to the new mesh so now her dresses can be fully worn on a mesh body. Yay!

The Crocus' Coming

Sawsan Secretspy has released this skin for Designer Circle and this time I am wearing it on the system body. Because she has appliers for Slink hands, I can wear it flawlessly. I added makeup from Constance Daehlie to enhance the beauty of the skin and also the beauty of this jewelry from Zuri Rayna, which she made in an extraordinary number of versions. I wanted to make a comment that Zuri does a lot to ensure great customer service, including an engraving service and sales people active on her sim to help model jewelry. It’s a shopping “experience” at her store.

My updo is a lovely piece that Shylah Honey made for Fameshed with a great texture-change hairband. It’s a remake of an old hair that Elvi Hartley loved with whispy tendrils in back and a great elegant style. And of course, you get the full compliment of textures in the fabulous HUD.

The Crocus' Coming

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Morrsy Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at FaMESHed *

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

Makeup: #adored – cruz shadow – purpley and #adored – belle sheer gloss – purple 1 by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – purple by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: -AZUL- Camille/Amethyst by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna~ Belle Heart Necklace and Earrings-Amethyst/Plum/Black by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Elegant1 and Elegant by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail applier: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 237 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

The Crocus' Coming

Your Fire at Your Desire

Your Fire at Your Desire

Her weapon were her crystal eyes
Making ev’ry man mad;
Black as a dark night she was,
Got what no one else had.
Wow!

She’s got it,
Yeah, baby, she’s got it.
Well, I’m your Venus,
I’m your fire at your desire.

~ “Venus” by Shocking Blue

Your Fire at Your Desire

I debated which version of this song to feature, but the one by Shocking Blue had to win because it was the original. This is a look that fell into place and the song came right to mind. First I got this great dress from Mariska Simons, a sexy wrap dress with bejeweled straps and a great texture change HUD that allows five texture choices and four choices for the jewels. With great shadowing and textures, it’s drop-dead sexy. I paired it with great platform shoes from Tatyana Ultsch that she is featuring at Vanity Fair, which include a HUD with what seem a kazillion texture possibilities. I included two jewelry pieces I picked up at the Dressing Room Fusion—a great cuff from AvaGardner Kungler and big terrific earrings from Ekilem Melodie.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Inka Mexicola has come out with a new skin, delectable and dreamy and a perfect palette for dressing up with makeup from Constance Daehlie. I love Constance’s luscious lips and her perfection with eye makeup liners. My high ponytail from MissAllSunday Lemon is a welcome change to the long hair styles all over the place, a great look with bangs for a sexy, almost-domme look. Sexy poses from Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel make it all come together.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Quinn Mesh Hair – Ash by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Essences [Bijoux] medium01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Makeup: #adored – go to liners – curlt up and #adored – belle matte – supa red by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V2.1 Lara by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: ~Blacklace~  Glimmer:  Mesh Cocktail Dress by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Earrings: MONS / MESH Mandala Earrings (L) Silver by Ekilem Melodie for Mons, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Bracelet: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: #adored – sparkling nights manicure {slink + omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: :::insanya::: Leya Heels by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at the Vanity Fair *

Poses by Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel for {NanTra} *

Your Fire at Your Desire

Got It

Got It

You think it’s love
but you think too much

~ “Got It” by Marian Hill

Got It

This sexy fierce song needs a sexy fierce look and I got it with this dress from Ariadna Garrigus. With a handy texture-change HUD, Ariadna allows you to mix and match textures between the skirt and top (though they aren’t very matchy across each other). The outfit includes materials, which I am not sure the creator intended, but it’s an interesting look nonetheless. Great spills of pearls from Maxi Gossamer, who gets the drape of pearls like no one else, and absolutely sexy little mary janes with a chain strap from Glamistry complete my look.

Got It

Umazuma Metaluna is in the Arcade again this round and presents a group of absolutely gorgeous new skins, all a keeper at the low price she has set them for the gacha. Trade with friends to get a set that is a bargain, which includes add-on freckles and moles and pretty lipsticks. I opted, however, for a lipstick from Constance Daehlie and with a great shadow from two new sets she has recently released. Mr. Kavar Cleanslate is also in the Arcade with two hairstyles, one of which is this almost windblown long hair with a sort of glamorous style that can be colored up with his great HUDs. “I’ve got this thing gonna blow your mind.” Indeed.

Got It

Hair: ::Exile::Give by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Arcade *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Cristy 1 (toffee) RARE with [theSkinnery] Cristy Lipstick 5 and [theSkinnery] Cristy freckles & moles by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Makeup: #adored – eclipse shadow – moonlight and #adored – belle sheer gloss – magenta by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – mystic – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: ***ArisAris AA85 Declaration by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Violette Cut Bead Boho – Group 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 234 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Got It

Suddenly

Suddenly

Suddenly, I walk on by a vision of your blue eyes, so lovely
And suddenly, you’re back with me, over hills and valleys deep you find me
Oh the nights seem so long and the days carry on in spite of how I long for you
And the stars up above are invited to fall Into these open arms of mine.

~ “Suddenly” by Ala.Ni

Suddenly

This song just won’t leave me alone. It’s lovely and beautiful and sentimental and though the lyrics aren’t the best, the singer makes it work. So I had to use it for this blog, where the dress, from Fashionboi Landar and Justice Topaz, makes it. From the Shiny Shabby event, it’s a perfect mix of silk and girly with a little sexy in the mix. I styled it with applied corset stockings from Moonbubble Gothly, the cute flats from Shaleene Kenin, and a jewelry set from LouLou Teichmann, the latter two from Shiny Shabby as well.

Suddenly

Monica Outlander has released a set of her Sprites for the Arcade, a group of animals she has created from felted wool and crystals and herbs in real life that she has replicated in SL. Darling little animals, cute for decorating your home either singularly or in multiples, especially if you grab the cute shelf she gives for displaying them. My hair is Truth Hawks’ absolutely gorgeous piece for this month’s boho-themed Uber. I love the loose braid, the textures and the darling accoutrement that come with a color change HUD so you can mix them up, or just not wear them. I absolutely love this hair, and I am not usually a braid fan. I am again wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for Designer Circle because I felt like I had hidden it behind glasses in my last post and wanted to show how truly pretty it is.

Suddenly

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delphine with Butterflies and Flowers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

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

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Rowne.Anouk Silk Dress – Pearl by Justice Topaz and Fashionboi Landar for Rowne, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Bracelet (Chantilly) with Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Chain Optional and Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Ring (Antique) by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stockings: [ bubble ] Beige Socks  Appliers HUD by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 231 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

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

Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Black for SLINK by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Décor: Miamai_Sprites For Arcade by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at the Arcade *

  • Miamai_Sprites_Bear Strenght
  • Miamai_Sprites_Cat Love
  • Miamai_Sprites_Crow Protection
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer RadiantLove RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer Spirituality
  • Miamai_Sprites_Display FREE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Fox GoodLuck
  • Miamai_Sprites_Owl Friendship
  • Miamai_Sprites_Protection Hanger RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Wolf Focus

Suddenly

Spark

Spark

I just found my spark
Give me a fire to start!

~ “Spark” by Until the Ribbon Breaks

Spark

Tom Ford recently did a star-attended fashion show in LA with his newest collection, a combination of denims, boho and some 70s touches. So it was quite serendipitous when I opened one of GraceHaddington’s latest dresses and found this funky 70s design on the HUD in a pattern that looked amazingly close to one Tom Ford showed. Grace LOVES patterns and is one of the few in SL that uses them liberally and with a completely wonderful sense of proportion and color. I paired Glamistry’s newest sunglasses (to keep out the LA sun) and a pair of his great platform sandals, both of which come with his slick color change HUD and linked to his flawless shopping system. A wrist cuff from Systi Cisse locks the look up.

Spark

Thora Charron just released two new hairs and this gorgeously-textured, side-swept ‘do includes a HUD with a variety of her luscious colors. No more separate hairs cluttering your inventory—it’s easy peasy. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Circle, and I hope you can see how gorgeous it is. I think I will blog this one again because it’s worth seeing. As always, Sawsan lends her special elegance and sexiness to this skin and with her applier, it’s a complete look.

Spark

Hair: .LeLutka.Rebel hair by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [LaVian&C0] FW2015 Do Or Die Dress by GraceHaddington for LaVian & Co. *

Glasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2001 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Bracelet: [sYs] AXIOM bracelet (left) – gold by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Glamistry : STATICE Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Complementary Express shipping for orders over $500. Mmhm.

Spark

Beauty

Beauty

“It was her favorite story, that she remembers, but she would be hard-pressed to retell it now, faithfully, as it had been told to her. All she could recall were frayed, sleep-watered images of a forgotten castle in the middle of a wild forest, stone statues, crimson roses, and a dark, animal presence never seen, but which stained her memory of the tale, even past its edges to the daylight after.”~ Ava Zavora

Beauty

The last round of Enchantment ends in a couple days, which means only a couple days left to grab the gifts, all made for the theme of Beauty and the Beast. How it works: you purchase one of the specially marked Enchanted items at one of the participating stores. You get a stamp collection card. You go to every store and wear the card and click the little Enchantment kiosk and it puts a stamp on the card. A full card can be exchanged for one of the 20 great gifts that the participants have made. See them all at the Enchantment website. The cards are transfer so share one with a friend after you have filled it up.

I have assembled an outfit from several pieces from the event. Start with a gorgeous mesh dress from Titania Halasy that includes separate gold-embroidered overlays, perfect for a beauty and available in several jewel-toned colors. Flats from kenadeecole are a perfect choice for this outfit or frankly, just about any. (I highly suggest you grab a pair.)

Beauty

These amazing wicker (?) horns entwined with roses are May Tolsen’s contribution to the theme and she also made this rose eye patch and a necklace I don’t show because I wanted to make sure I featured the delicately beautiful necklace from Caelyn Hancroft, which includes a HUD for texture change to gold, silver or copper. Long hair with a beautiful braid framing the front is Dubled’s contribution to the event. And my beauty wears Umazuma Metaluna’s beautiful skin for the Shiny Shabby event.

Beauty

Hair: [DUE] Poppy by Dubled for [DUE], available for Enchantment

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 5 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [FAIDA] & FGInc.~ Jolie Proie, Green by Titania Halasy for [FAIDA], available for Enchantment

Horns: beast horns white by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, available for Enchantment *

Eye Patch: rose eye patch by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, GIFT available for Enchantment *

Necklace: Cae :: Belle’s Rose :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available for Enchantment *

Shoes: REIGN.- Belle Flats (MAITREYA)- White by kenadeecole for REIGN, available for Enchantment

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Beauty

La Parisienne

La Parisienne

The figure of the Minoan woman… was very similar to the female shape that came into fashion during the late 1800s C.E….. In fact, so close were Minoan fashions to popular French fashions of the 1800s that one of the women in an ancient Minoan painting was nicknamed “La Parisienne” (the woman of Paris) by those who discovered her.
~
www.fashionencyclopedia.com

La Parisienne

The dress Kiddo Oh made for the Fantasy Collective was inspiration for my blog entry title. Topless, the dress includes some beautiful traditional fashion motifs but with  unexpected baring. Being this a family blog, I don’t show full on toplessness, but you can get the jist of it. I love how Kiddo has fashioned the trail of ruffles along the back, the amazing corset laced in back with a fashionable belt around the middle and a darling bolero, as if this is just another dress.

I accessorized with Kikunosuke Eel’s beautiful jewelry set for Shiny Shabby. With several pendants, this necklace of beads and elegantly fashioned earrings and bracelet, the set is worth having. I especially love the fashioning of the clasps and the settings.

La Parisienne

A new set of skins has come out from sugarbrownie, the brand is doing a full-on push to be noticed. I rather like the skins but see in them the hallmarks of a new creator. The body needs a bit more development and perhaps a reworking of the look of the lips (which have a bit much white highlighting and lack the matteness I prefer). The features are well placed and nicely done, especially the nose and blush. And this creator includes appliers for everything. I decided to go a bit avant garde to match this dress with an updo from Boo Nakamura, which gives a beautiful not-quite-real asymmetry to this look. Ah, she is a Parisienne—elegant and sexy.

La Parisienne

Hair: booN SGK120 hair chestnut with booN gathered raised hairbase chestnut by Boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: *SUGARUSH _ Isla _Apricot_ 06 _Eyebrow D by sugarbrownie for Sugarush Skins *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin applier: *SUGARUSH _ Maitreya Mesh Body Skin Applier – Apricot by sugarbrownie for Sugarush Skins *

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Octavia – Antique Gown by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Fantasy Collective *

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

Jewelry: Necklace [MANDALA]Pearl-Rain-Season3(WHITE) Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet by Kikunosuke Eel for Mandala, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

La Parisienne