Love

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

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

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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The Socialite

The Socialite

“Socialite women meet socialite men and mate and breed socialite children so that we can fund small opera companies and ballet troupes because there is no government subsidy.” ~ Sugar Rautbord

The Socialite

The socialite—the one I have in mind—doesn’t live in California or Arizona but keeps homes there and in Hawaii. She spends the fund raising season in chilly New York, however, which explains her fur-collared coat, this from Teekie, simply an outer garment to get her from the penthouse to the limousine to the benefit party. Removing her coat reveals a gorgeous, corseted brocade dress, fitted just to her and made by Christel Morane. Both she discovered at the Style Icon fashion fair along with her gorgeous glittering jewelry from Belle Roussel.

The Socialite

Of course she sports a healthy sun kissed glow from her recent trip to Aspen and her make-up was applied by Nataliewells, who came to her penthouse earlier tonight to get her ready, including a full compliment of lipsticks and eyeshadows. Nails were done by artist Giela Delpaso, who also contributed to the fair. And her up-do was styled by Marisa Karu, who had first created this style for a Miss Virtual World. Our socialite knows the best so she appears flawless, rich and beautiful on the society pages while spreading her wealth around for all her pet projects.

The Socialite

“Money is like manure. It should be spread around.” ~ Brooke Astor

Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Locuala” (MVW INDIA 2014)(Brown diamond) by Marisa Kira for D!va, available at Collabor88

Skin: Deesses Skins: Meredith – brown eyebrows – cappuccino with Deesses Skins: Jameia – eyeshadow 11 and Deesses Skins: Meredith lipstick – Famous by NatalieWells for Deesses, available at The Style Icon *

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

Coat: HOLLY MESH RED MADAME COAT by Teekie for Hollyhood, available at The Style Icon *

Dress: D-Style – Jessica Gown 07 by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at The Style Icon *

Jewelry: True Romance Gld/Blk Necklace, Earrings and Bracelets by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, available at The Style Icon *

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

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

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Westwood

Westwood

“Fashion is life-enhancing and I think it’s a lovely, generous thing to do for other people.” ~ Vivienne Westwood

Westwood

The Style Icon event will be opening on February 7, and it looks to be an invigorating fashion fair. Dozens of designers, inspired by “style icons,” will be selling exclusive content that speaks to their influences. Blessedly some didn’t just choose the same old, same old. Datrip Blackbart did a turn on Vivienne Westwood with this mesh gown, a combination of Malcolm McLaren references (Sid Vicious’ face imprinted on the hip) and a mash up of the British Flag, dirtied up and mixed with a pink leopard print boa. How else could Datrip better draw inspiration from the queen of punk couture?

Westwood

I was so inspired by Datrip’s inspiration that I tried to accessorize this dress accordingly. I brought out a short cut from Chiaki Xue, a modern Miley cut, but in pink, and I added one of Maddox Dupont’s slick shaved hairbases, which is tintable! Cool gray eyes from Isabelle Requiem match the edgy gorgeous skin that Nina Helix is selling at the Enchantment event. Not only do you get brown and black brows, but also wine and plum, ideal for a punk couture look. Finally a spiked earring from L33ghL33 finishes the look with its touch of menace and well… retro punkiness.

Westwood

“You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes.” ~ Vivienne Westwood

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*50(Pink) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Hair Base: KMADD Hairbase (tintable) ~ The Core by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises

Skin: .Birdy. Red skin ~Peaches~ (Limited edition Enchanted) Plum by Nina Helix for Birdy, available at Enchantment

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – dark gray by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom 9

Dress: Legal Insanity – vivienne punk gown rose by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at The Style Icon *

Earring: [7891.] – Xenno Cuff Earrings – Gold & Silver by L3ighL33 for 7891.

Ring: MG – Rings – Pirouette Orbit – Large – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

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

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

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

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Chili

Chili

“The aroma of good chili should generate rapture akin to a lover’s kiss.” ~ Motto of the Chili Appreciation Society International

Chili

A crockpot full of chili is brewing inside today while a snow storm is brewing outside. I have pretty much had enough of winter and I know a lot of people around here feel the same. So what to do except fill my day with color and spice? The chili’s going so now I will dress myself up in color, and this gorgeous outfit from Ariadna Garrigus is making my day. She has chosen a gorgeous embroidered print to embellish this jacket and flared-leg trousers for a little spice, wrapping me up in warm sunshiny bright chili pepper reds and greens and golds. AvaGardner Kungler is sending sunshine from the southern hemisphere my way with her warm painted wood jewelry. I put this beautiful ethnic-beaded necklace on my neck and felt the sun rays touch my skin.

Chili

Umazuma Metaluna has come out with another fabulous new skin with fresh freckles and a defined heavier but groomed brow. Love love this beautiful face with its subtle lip and expressive eyes. The tendrilled hairbase comes on the skin, which is an added plus, especially paired with Tabata Jewell’s wild and wavy pulled back hair. Clicking around on the HUD, I found this brown that matched perfectly and went with lovely translucent eyes from Isabelle Requiem. What a beautiful contrast to the white snow and gray skies outside!

Chili

“Chili is much improved by having had a day to contemplate its fate.” ~ John Steele Gordon

Hair: Vanity Hair:Driven To Tears by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Zoey – Bare face (toffee) BB+H CL1 with [theSkinnery] Zoey – freckles by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at the Chapter Four

Eyes: [Brixley] Haze Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at SL Fashion Week *

Outfit: ***ArisAris AA23 “Film Star” Black by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Ashanti necklace – Colibri by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

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

Boots: *League* Lauren Wedge Boots -Rigged- Leaf by Nena Janus for League

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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When Spring Comes….

When Spring Comes...

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

When Spring Comes...

When spring comes, and undoubtedly it will because a hyacinth in a pot on my dining room table is belling her fragrance and telling me excitedly that spring is coming, some day, soon. My bike is sitting out in the garage, orange and bright blue and hopeful. My gardening clogs are lying obediently by the back door, biding their time. It’s going to come, spring is, I know it.

And when it does I will be damn happy, as I am sure anyone will. This dress from Amberchaudry Corpur reminds me of that happiness with its pastel colors and glittering lines. In shadows, the alphas in the skirt don’t do the dress the greatest favor but in the light most would wear this—unshadowed—it’s quite pretty, and quite a deal at the Designer Showcase. I also got my pink and pretty nail appliers at the Designer Showcase, from S1nful Viper, who features several pastel sets. My bracelets feature materials from Maxi Gossamer.

When Spring Comes...

I rather adore the new skin from Izzie Button that she is offering at the Liaison Collaborative. She offers appliers in her store for all her skin tones and a set of makeups with this skin, which is beautiful and sexy in the best ways. My updo is one of Mirja Mill’s gorgeously created buns with the great hair base. It looks so sleek and so sexy this way. And earrings are Plurabell Laszlo’s offering for I <3 Role Play. They can be used with any outfit that needs a touch of spring.

When Spring Comes...

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~ Anne Bradstreet

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SHELLY * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Izzie’s – Maci Skin sunkissed LB with Izzie’s – Maci Eyeshadow pink and Izzie’s – Lipstick soft rose by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Liaison Collaborative

Eyes: [Brixley] Haze Eyes – indigo by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: [[ Masoom ]] Veera gown by Amberchaudry Corpur for Masoom, available at Designer Showcase

Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Cassis Earring by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at We <3 Roleplay *

Bracelets: MG – Bangles – Sparkly Pearl Cuff – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Nail appliers: SB: Amore Polish Slink Nails by S1nful Viper for Sansa Bella, available at Designer Showcase

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Cherish GOLD by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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