Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane

But anyone who ever had a heart
Oh, they wouldn’t turn around and break it
And anyone who’s ever played a part
Oh, they wouldn’t turn around and hate it

~ “Sweet Jane” by Lou Reed (this performance with Metallica)

Sweet Jane

Lou Reed passed away this weekend, so in remembrance of him and with a sad heart for his wife, Laurie Anderson, I quote his famous song “Sweet Jane.” My sweet Jane wears an LBD—“little black dress”—this one from Kim Lysette for Liv Glam, a cute mesh skirt with a cleverly made lace system top with a criss-cross back. Sexy shoes from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger are the simple accompaniment to this easily elegant look. AvaGardner Kungler’s earrings from The Dressing Room Fusion go perfectly.

Sweet Jane

Shyla Diggs’ and Tricky Boucher’s gorgeous work on their recent skins makes a beauty of any avatar, especially with the gorgeously lined eyes and sensuous lipsticks that can be interchanged for variabillity. Truth Hawks continues to set the standard for hair-wear with this tousled up-do, new this week. And Lano Ling gives us a sweet treat for Halloween with his gorgeous autumn gift eyes, featured at his store right now!

Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane, come on, baby
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane

(this version by Cowboy Junkies)

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

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Sk R 1 with -Belleza- Leila Sk Gloss Lips 7 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: PC Jaded Eyes – Autumn Song – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ FALL-13] LoveGame by Kim Lysette for LIV-Glam

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Medusa earring – TDRF #025 Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at TDR Fusion

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

Hand Appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Love Donna Flora by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

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

I Wanna Be Evil

I Wanna Be Evil

I’ve posed for pictures with Iv’ry Soap
I’ve petted stray dogs, and shied clear of dope
My smile is brilliant, my glance is tender
But I’m noted most for my unspoiled gender

Prim and proper, the girl who’s never been kissed
Well, I’m tired of being pure and not chaste

Like something that seeks its level
I wanna go to the devil
I wanna be evil, I wanna spit tacks
I wanna be evil, and cheat at jacks
I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies
I wanna be mean, and throw mud pies

I wanna be evil, little evil me
Just as mean and evil as I can be

~ “ I Want to Be Evil” by Eartha Kitt

I Wanna Be Evil

I wanna be evil and the best way to be evil is to be deadly beautiful. With one of Mami Jewell’s newest gowns, I am wicked in the sexiest way. Mami has embraced mesh and brought her lush textures to a medium that is crowded with less-than-ideal artwork. She has also done what I love seeing designers do—mixing prims and mesh—this time with a feathered collar to create a dramatic, face-framing shape and beautiful satin flexi prims on the bottom for movement and elegance. Everything this gown is dramatic but not overstated.

I Wanna Be Evil

My vampiress look is achieved from several elements. First, Aida Ewing featured the Lucy skins a few weeks ago and with their “snow” complexion and very subtle brows and lips contrasting with a dark dark eye, they are perfect for this gorgeous specter. I found fangs from Sissy Pessoa were a perfect tattoo overlay—not too overt and elegant. And Carina Larsen’s white, elegantly rolled up-do is the epitome of restrained refinement that our cold-blooded beauty needs.

I Wanna Be Evil

And in the theatre
I want to change my seat
Just so I can step on everybody’s feet

Hair: Amacci Hair Estra ~ White by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: Glam Affair – Lucy – Snow – 03 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Fangs: Baiastice_fangs tattoo by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Platinum by Ikon Innovia for  IKON

Dress: -AZUL- Iolanda/Ruby by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Jewelry: :::Sn@tch Languid Gothic Ribbon Choker::: by Ivey Deschanels for Sn@tch

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Eva

Eva

“Eva knows I’m terra incognita and explores me unhurriedly, like you did. Because she’s lean as a boy. Because her scent is almonds, meadow grass. Because if I smile at her ambition to be an Egyptologist, she kicks my shin under the table. Because she makes me think about something other than myself. Because even when serious she shines. Because she prefers travelogues to Sir Walter Scott, prefers Billy Mayerl to Mozart, and couldn’t tell a C major from a sergeant major. Because I, only I, see her smile a fraction before it reaches her face…. Because her laughter spurts through a blowhole in the top of her head and sprays all over the morning. Because a man like me has no business with this substance “beauty,” yet here she is, in these soundproof chambers of my heart.” ~ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Eva

I am reading Cloud Atlas, and oh, what a great book! This quote is only a smidgen of the gorgeousness of David Mitchell’s writing, which changes in voice among his characters. (Oh, Robert Frobisher, you wily sexy penniless bon vivant bisexual composer.. what a delicious wit you have!)

My Eva is a credit to the romantic love the narrator feels for her. Start with this charming mesh dress from LeeZu Baxter. With its flowered blouse and Victorian style sleeves, lace pencil skirt and satin hem, this gorgeous piece is an homage to the 70s in its complex textures and silhouette. LeeZu has added a subtle shimmer to the fabric, a satiny gloss that shows well in the new materials viewing in SL. BabyChampagne Sass’ high-heeled, high-fashion shoes

I paired Maizon Rayna’s gorgeous jewelry with the outfit. A real life fashion designer, Maizon has always dreamed of being a jewelry maker and in SL she can do it. This gorgeous onyx pearl set with its accompanying flower-shaped jeweled ring includes earrings and a bracelet, which I do not show.

Eva

Aida Ewing’s gorgeous Vera skin gives our Eva a perfect look with darkly lined eyes and a pale pink lipstick and blush. Queue Marlowe’s latest, a side swept ‘do, gives the whole look a beautifully blonde tumble of curls. And Reira Islay’s eyes, sold at the Halloween Mini Mart, are intensely lovely.

Eva

“[A] man like me has no business with this substance ‘beauty,’ yet here she is, in these soundproof chambers of my heart.”

Hair: AD – bayou – dark blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Angelica – America 01 C by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: 2moro* Be the light eyes – violet by Reira Islay for 2moro, available at theHalloween Mini Market

Dress: [LeeZu!] Ginger Dress /cherry by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Jewelry: SONJAjet necklace and ring by maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands Relaxed Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 133 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Stiletto love cherry by BabyChampagne Sass for{{BSD Design studio}},

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

QTπ

QTπ

Somehow it’s O.K. for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet if I said, ‘I never learned to read,’ they’d say I was an illiterate dolt. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

QTπ

I’ve been off a few days, nursing a cold and taking care of RL, and.. well… indulging in math. I know that seems weird. Who likes math? Well I do! The Khan Academy has a great site for working on math skills and it’s the kind of puzzle gaming I love to do—with the added benefit of improving my mind. Look, if Danica McKellar can do it, so can I!

Simple math tells me if I put together a great top with terrific jeans, I’m going to have a fabulous look. Erratic Rain has recently released this mesh top that fits perfectly over any mesh bottoms you can come up with. That’s saying a lot because, if you haven’t noticed, mesh from different creators doesn’t always play well together. But Erratic has designed the ultimate sexy but casual blouse in several colors that does the trick. Shai Delacroix has recently released these bootylicious jeans with a color changing HUD that includes 8 shades. Who needs a separate mesh booty when you already have it going on? Moonbubble Gothly made the darling mesh sneakers I wear with this casual look.

QTπ

A pale and lovely skin, Aida Ewing’s latest skin line is a knock out. With her finely drawn brows, beautifully defined eyes and gorgeous lips, she has once again given the grid beauty. M4r1lyn Magic offers this sexy mesh hair with one of four color HUDs for your most gorgeous hair-down looks. It all adds up to wonderful!

QTπ

Doing math is like going to the gym – it’s a workout for your brain and it makes you smarter. ~ Danica McKellar

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Vlodovic Hair by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa 01 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: 2moro* Be the light eyes – blue by Reira Islay for 2moro, available at the Halloween Mini Market

Shirt: erratic / keira – shirt / pink by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Jeans: *Shai* Slim Jeans Mesh by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Bracelets: BoHo HoBo Three Friendship Bracelets together by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo *

Socks: [Crash Republic] stripey knee socks – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Shoes: [ bubble ] Mesh Sneakers – Bloom by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Alien

Alien

“If you every look at the sky, doubting the existence of other worlds, just know that somewhere a creature looks up at its sky, doubting you.” ~ Welcome To Night Vale

Alien

I have been feeling a bit alien lately. First of all, I have a horrible cold and I am heavily medicated. And then I have been playing with a new set of skins from Galathir Darkstone. First let me point out a sexy ensemble from Ivy Burner, this webbed bikini that includes appliers for several busts and booty that she is offering at Bewbapalooza. (There is part of me opposed to even mentioning the name of the event, but in all fairness to Ivy, I must.) I wanted to wear this see through look so you could see Galathir’s gorgeous skin.

Alien

The skins have beautiful textures and subtle shadows. I chose a pretty tame one here—there is a gorgeous blue and pink skin, one that is yellow and green, another that is dark drow and several others. They sound more garish than they are—the shading is really lovely. If you want a fantasy skin that makes you a walking piece of art, this would be the skin.

What makes the skins really a value is that Galathir includes appliers for *everything* you could throw at him—Slink feet and hands, the Loud Mouth, the Phat Azz, Tango breasts (though I was able to wear Lush and it worked fine), his own tail, ears and genitals. I opted to wear hands, feet and boobs so you could see how well they blend with his appliers and I was able to do it all from ONE hud. Whew! (And with such a fine ass on the skin, who needs more mesh there?)

sinful hud

I nosed around Cruella Pennella’s store to find an awesome ‘do, and found this short cut that is sassy and sexy with great textures. Abraxxa Anatine is offering cat eyes for spooky looks (she isn’t just limited to jewelry). And I loved these elaborate jeweled earrings from AvaGardner Kungler, which are her offering at L’Accessoire.

Alien

“The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Hair: a : pythoness : mocha by Cruelle Pennell for Adoness

Skin: SN Skin – Forsaken Female, Forgotten Flushed C1 by Galathir Darkstone for Sinful Needs *

Eyes: EarthStones Cat Eyes – Golden Amber by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Outfit: ~Sassy!~ Webbed top and panty – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at Bewbapolooza *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Paradiso earring – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’accessoire *

Knife: MP Knife Garter by Precious Minuet for Precious Design and Animation

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

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

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

Hand, feet, and boob appliers: SN Artisan Skin Applier HUD – Forgotten by Galathir Darkstone for Sinful Needs *

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

You Gotta Do Right

You Gotta Do Right

There was a lady on the mountain
Eyes like pools of water in the sun
Hair flowed down her shoulders like the river
I can see her chest move up and down
Started calling out
She was calling out to you
You recall it now, she was calling out to you
You gotta do right by your woman
As she’ll do right by you

~ “Calling Out to You” by Tedeschi Trucks Band

You Gotta Do Right

I have to write this blog so fast because I have to get ready to go see the Tedeschi Trucks Band TONIGHT. I am so excited! I have written about them before in my blog and now I get to see Derek and Susan live! I will be wearing an outfit with black stripes as this one has, my hair down, a scarf and sweater, leggings and boots (not so warm here as it is in SL). I am going with my favorite guy who knows how to do right by his woman. (By taking me to this concert, first of all!) Happy Anniversary, honey!

I opted for this striped dress from Kaiden Trill because it’s so sexy. I know it’s a template mesh dress but Kaiden has made it work with the stripes running across the body—this is a classic, and also inexpensive at The Limitee this round. I dressed it up with Maxi Gossamer’s goth jewelry from Collabor88 (perfect for this Halloween season) and sandals from Siddean Munro.

You Gotta Do Right

Aida Ewing’s pale skin, being offered at Kustom9, is a great look for these stripes and Queue Marlowe’s bouncy beautiful curls with the great HUD that offers me the ombre option I show here, makes the look. Finally, check out my Halloween nails from Giela Delpaso. Her latest offers subtle Halloween motifs for hands and toes—love em!

You Gotta Do Right

You gotta do right by your woman
As she’ll do right by you

Hair: AD – libra – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Neva skin – Europa 02 D by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: GAZING @U Tortoise Sm Iris EYES by Candace Hudson for Hudson Traders *

Dress: ILLMATIC :: Zanna Maxi Dress – Mono[S] by Kaiden Trill for ILLMATIC, available at The Limitee

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet – Loa Happy Magick Skulls by Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

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

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

Hand and Feet Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( Europa) and Glam Affair – Slink Feet Skin Appliers (Europa ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Halloween 2013 Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Slink Ilena Sandals Black by Siddean Munro for Slink

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Komorebi

Komorebi

Komorebi (Japanese): The sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. ~ “11 Untranslatable Words from Other Cultures

Komorebi

I got a link to a great blog entry about some words that exist in languages that are not directly translatable. Whenever I think of untranslatable words, I think of things like schadenfreude and ennui, but this blog had quite a few others that I found lovely and fascinating. Take, for example, iktsuarpok, which is Inuit for “the feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming.” Or what I have in my house—pochemuchka, Russian for “a person who asks a lot of questions.”

If I think about SL, there is so much that is not quite translatable to people I know in other parts of my life: teleporting, inventory, prim. Then among us in the SL world, there is a lot that might not quite translate but somehow we made SL coming from many different cultures. Mind blowing when you think about it.

So it’s kind of cool to think about the Bitacora Travel Fair, which is opening October 17. Ariadna Garrigus, whose brand is one of the sponsors, is offering two African dresses and an Asian ensemble. The dress I am wearing, with a bold African pattern, is a chic look when you want to get in touch with your African roots. I am not sure this would survive safari but it will manage a walk along a catwalk, sans lion.

JohnFrancis Laville sent over this new Kufi hat he is working on. It has not been released but will be soon in a set of several colors. I couldn’t resist showing it with this dress (sorry JF). Please note Johnfrancis is using materials in his mesh—the light reflects off the shiny surface of this hat.

Komorebi

Circe Ishtari was out of the loop for a bit but has come back with this lovely new skin, which I have made more intense with lipstick from Mocksoup Graves. Tabata Jewell has released this wild and wooly hair with her color changing hud.

Finally my necklace from Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus, which is their offering at the Body Modification Expo, includes their ingenious HUD imaginations. This time the necklace can color change in the beads, have resizing and metal changing but even more importantly, you can change the sentiment on the tab from anything to “Forever” or “Always” to “Friends Forever.” Even better, you can include your loved one’s or friend’s initials on one of the rings with yours via the HUD. Callie Cline, of course, gets place of prominence as she is always willing to tolerate my jayus, which is Indonesian for “a joke told so poorly and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh.”

Komorebi

Panapo’o (Hawaiian): The act of scratching your head in order to help you remember something you have forgotten. (Often used by me.)

Hair: Vanity Hair: Say my Name by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: Tokyo.Girl Skin Anna X Natural by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Lipstick: [mock] Cosmetics Strawberry Taffy Lipstain (1) (Lip only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Maple eye – Indian Summer by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at Cosmetic Fair Fall *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs97 Zambeze dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at Bitacora Travel Fair *

Hat: JfL Kufi hat V.3 camel by Johnfrancis Laville for JfL Men’s Store, to be available soon *

Necklace: L&B S’wear “Lover’s” (W) Necklace by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Shoes: CGG Beaded Mesh Sandal by Gisele Grizot for MIA

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