Bacon

Bacon

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~ Andy Warhol

Bacon

I hope the title got your attention! Art in Hats starts November 1, benefitting the American Diabetes Association via Team Diabetes of SL. I am sure you think, “Why a hat? Where will I wear a hat?” I don’t go to Easter Sunday here in SL and the last really interesting hats I saw in RL were perched on Princess Eugenie’s and Princess Beatrice’s heads. However, if you get past the utility and consider that the designers in SL are creating hats that are a wearable piece of art AND that part of the proceeds goes to Team Diabetes, you might want to purchase a few.

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For example, Nebraska Oddfish (palomasnow)/Dita Actor made this set of three hats that evoke famous artists (as she literally took “art in hats” to mean she needed to show art.. in hats). One hat, a surrealist’s dream, evokes Salvador Dali with its unexpected eggs and bacon theme. (And you can eat it for breakfast later!) The second reminds us of Andy Warhol’s tomato soup cans. The third is a tempest of stars like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Made of mesh and the designer’s own textures, each hat is your own piece of wearable art.

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I decided to don an “artist” look, a Victorian-inspired dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby which has been fit nicely to the Maitreya body. With Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, it resembles an outfit a girl in my village persists on wearing (even to Fourth of July—really).  I anticipate she will be attending a school of art and design in her future. My hair is a darling, blunt bang look from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber, and I exploited the dipped colors to their advantage. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s applier for the Cosmopolitan Room, which I find absolutely love on this mesh head.

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Are you having a few issues with some alpha interference around the eyes with this head? Catwa Clip explained to me in Flickr that the eyes have to be modified to be completely sunken for eye depth so the system lashes don’t come through and mess with your makeup. Try this!

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Hats by palomasnow for Oddfish Studio, available at Art in Hats (opening November 1)

  • Like Breakfast/Dali Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Van Gogh Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Warhol Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015

Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Hayley” (Dipped Party Colors) by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [Digby] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: AMITOMO.Eye Collection 2 – 21 by Woomi Latte for AMITOMO, available at Kustom9

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :V.e. Wednesday Gown FITMESH Noir by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Paintbrush: .:MANNA:. Pinceau Blue by Manna Yoshikawa for MANNA

Palette: BoatHouse Painting Pallette by IzzieBellah Hinterland for BoatHouse (no longer available)

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

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Persuasion

Persuasion

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.” ~ Jane Austen, Persuasion

Persuasion

A stroll around NevaCrystall’s Baby’s Ear this autumn, and I can smell fall in the air and feel the cool breeze. Good thing I have this cute outfit from Giz Seorn, a mesh twosome from Shiny Shabby that comes I several seasonal color combos. The fit is not entirely perfect to my Maitreya body but with some tinkering, I was able to get the XXS to work with some alpha work. The textures and silhouette are great so it was not out of the question. I applied tights from Alaska Metropolitan, who sells such appliers at a steal. And awesome boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, also at Shiny Shabby, complete this chic fall look with a leafy necklace from Mea Carnell.

Persuasion

Nicole Button has finally brought her skins to mesh heads and she has chosen to fit them to the Catwa Jessica mesh head. With the straight nose and expressive eyes of the skin, it was a great match for this head, especially since Nicole includes several makeups with the look. My hair is MissAllSunday’s layered and tousled casual look for Uber, a “classic” cut that will serve many ladies (and possibly gentlemen) well.

Persuasion

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Chanel Mesh Hair – Black coffee by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Egozy.Mendoza(Fair)Catwa by Nicole Button for Egozy, available at Uber *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Chocolate eyes – Bittersweet by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater: GizzA – Chloe Cropped Sweater [Cream] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: GizzA – Chloe Asymmetric Skirt [Charcoal] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Leafs Necklace by Mea Carnell for Meva *

Nail applier: #adored – street smart mani {maitreya}by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Genre *

Tights: alaskametro<3 “Kat” tights – Charcoal by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Anybody

Boots: Essenz – Bratislava (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

Taken at Baby’s Ear

Persuasion

Flutter

Flutter

“There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Flutter

My beautiful sexy fae is today’s fantasy, a winged queen with a sensuous look. Start with the lascivious pearl harness Sigifaust has made for this month’s Shiny Shabby. It was fully modifiable so I could shape it around my Maitreya body. I added Bax Coen’s up to there thigh high boots, this version made specifically for the Maitreya body, and a beautiful crown of jewels from Donatela Couturier to grace my butterfly queen. Pretty wings from artladyjas make her a butterfly.

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My inspiration started with one of Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous appliers for the TAG Gacha with a butterfly stamped across the eyes and luscious purple lips. I have to say that Uma’s skins are gorgeously evocative on the Catwa Jessica head and they photo so beautifully. I can’t want for her to do more! I chose beautiful mesh eyes from Soleil Reid to echo the gold and purple in my outfit and I colored my hair from Shylah Honey, one of hers at the Fantasy Collective, with one of the 40 colors in their new HUD. What a fantasy!

Flutter

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Caroline Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fantasy Collective *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Bloody Ghost (Catwa Applier) 7 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available for the TAG Gacha *

Eyes: Mesh – Striking Eyes – Venom by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Harness: ieQED chanel.pearl.harness.black by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Headpiece: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Hana Tiara Purple by Donatela Couturier for [Modern.Couture], available at Fantasy Collective

Wings: Magical Plum Flutter Wings by artladyjas for Enchanted Designs

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Black Suede (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Flutter

Hello

Hello

Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times…

~ “Hello” by Adele

Hello

Oo! Welcome to your next ear worm! Adele just released her new song and of course, it’s stuck in my head. So I can’t think of another name for this blog or anything else that matter because of the song in my head. Grrr….

I visited Furillen again to take photos of my silver angel and her pups. I had started my look with Erratic Rain’s newest mesh dress in Silver, which had a beautiful sheen from the lights I used with the Lumipro and is perfectly fit to the Maitreya body. (You can rez—temporarily—at Fursillen. Taking these shots was a challenge as things kept getting returned as I lined other things up. But I prevailed!) Glamistry’s newest shoes were the perfect look for my angel, a platform mary jane with texture change HUD. And I wore GagaQueen’s darling bracelet from Shiny Shabby as accessory plus the magnificent and romantic wings I saw from AxsisThorn when I was doing the TAG Gacha rounds. (These are not a gacha—I just peeked in his store and was wowed.)

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My skin is Aleida Rhode’s newest, which is an applier she made for the Catwa Jessica head. This is an original hand-drawn skin that comes with the applier for this specific head but she also has the Maitreya body applier, Omega body and head appliers and regular system skins. She also has a separate makeup HUD for the head, and the whole bundle is her exclusive at Shiny Shabby. Constance Daehlie made a set of very large irised eyes for the Pastel Gothic, and I thought a pair would suit this fantasy look. And Thora Charron just came out with this royal hair, full bodied and rich, with a gorgeously intricate separate fantasy crown you can wear that includes a color change HUD. With my greyhounds from Garvie Garzo at my side, I feel like a queen.

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Hair: .LeLutka.Leona hair.FIT.A by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Headpiece: .LeLutka.Kruna by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: Elysium – Avery skin for Catwa – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – miasma eyes – echo by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Pastel Goth Fair *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: erratic / mia – dress / silver (maitreya) by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Wings: RO – Eternity Wings – Innocence by AxsisThorn for Remarkable Oblivion

Bracelet: Rebel Gal :: Simple-Threesome Bracelet – Silver – Right by GaGaQueen for Rebel Gal, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Pups: Greyhound – Watcher and Poser by Garvie Garzo for meadowWorks, available at the Chapter Four *

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

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet and the Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Furillen, assembled by Serene Footman

Hello

Errer dans mon amour

Errer dans mon amour

“Tu te plais à me voir, sombre et désespéré,
Errer dans mon amour comme en un cimetière!”
― Émile Nelligan, Poèmes Choisis

Errer dans mon amour

He proposed to her with a bouquet of black roses, and she said yes. They set the date and time: November 1, midnight.

Her parents were a bit concerned—the two hadn’t known each other long. They could mark they day she had met him: she had lost the blush in her cheeks and had gone paler as the fall moved along, she began wearing everything black, including her lipstick and nails, and her perfume changed from her familiar baby powder to overripe blackberries scented with the underlying note of decaying roses. A cool air eddied about her. They invited him for dinner. He seemed an enigma: charming, handsome, and inexplicably, a vegetarian. Her mother’s pot roast languished in the kitchen as they all picked at their mashed potatoes and roll. Neither could remember a thing they had talked about but he left a good impression.

Errer dans mon amour

The nuptials were planned for the Angel Manor. She chose a dress she had gotten on the TAG Gacha, a rare Black Wedding dress from Chandra Meehan that included all the accessories in a beautifully-made custom mesh. The lace of the layered skirt had a subtle skull motif as did her necklace and hair ornaments. A brilliant rose arrangement, which included color-change flower sets, accompanied her veil and she carried an old-fashioned parasol. Her father was a bit uncomfortable at her bared breasts but skull shaped pasties covered the vital parts and well, the dress was certainly inexpensive as a gacha.

Errer dans mon amour

Thora Charron provided her beautiful hair, a flowing dark look that fell over her shoulders in romantic waves. And Tuli Asturias’ skin for Tres Chic was her look of choice, a translucent powdered skin with such flawlessness, such delicacy that the veins of blood running under her skin could almost be seen. It provided a pale contrast to her dark makeup from Constance Daehlie.

Errer dans mon amour

Hair: .LeLutka.Barbara hair.FIT.A by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Skin: [:T:] Agnes / T2 / hex by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, available at Tres Chic *

Makeup: #adored – heartbreaker shadows – black and #adored – komei lipstick – inky by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – coal // aby Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: !dM LaCatrina **BLACK WEDDING** (BOX #12) RARE by Chandra Meehan for dM deviousMind, available for the TAG Gacha

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

Pose by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo

Photos taken at the Angel Manor

Errer dans mon amour

The Color of Truth

The Color of Truth

“The color of truth is gray.” ~ Andre Gide

The Color of Truth

The season is turning to gray, both at events and on sims. I visited the new Furillen build by Serene Footman, inspired by the RL Furillen hotel, to see a widely gray scene based on the “brutal beauty of post-industry with the natural splendor of Gotland island.” It’s a beautiful place for photoing, of course, and I will probably return again and again as I do with most of Serene’s builds. The Shiny Shabby inspiration theme is gray as well. I wore this darling outfit from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which is a one-piece mesh look that includes a texture change for the skirt, so you purchase the sweater color and you get a variety of skirts to match via the HUD. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s chic boots for Geeks n Nerds keep me safe from the snow while looking chic and Christel Morane’s bucket bag for Boho Culture Fair has a fabulous texture change HUD to mix and match the bag, handle, and ribbon for an ideal look.

The Color of Truth

Shyla Diggs has brought her beautiful art to the Catwa Jessica head and it’s breathtaking. With fine features, luscious lips and Shyla’s absolutely gorgeous eye makeups, the face is transformed and becomes unique. With face framing bangs from one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s new hairs, it’s a stunningly beautiful look. Bastchild Lotus has made a beautiful necklace for the gachas at the Freak Show, one that comes with a center piece with all the cards of the tarot and if you get one of the two rares, you get a HUD with texture change for the beads AND for the center cards. It’s well worth pumping some change into the gacha to try to get it.

The Color of Truth

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Brinley” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Keira Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Smoke by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Outfit: ::C’est la vie !:: Noella dress(oriental blue)- by Larcoco Mathy for C’est la vie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: L&B Swear (C) “Celtic Heart” Tarot Necklace  (RARE) by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Freak Show *

Handbag: :: D-Style – Bucket Bag w.HUD :: by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Boho Culture Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Belleza – Gemstones Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Tennessee by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Geeks n Nerds *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Furillen, assembled by Serene Footman

The Color of Truth

A Drop of Happiness

A Drop of Happiness

There will not be a spring without autumn; no taste,
If no sorrow, what taste happiness will provide, say?
If no youth, why then heart will throb; gaily and gay?
Autumn prepares to decorate the heart with haste..

~ from “A Drop of Happiness” by Aftab Alam

A Drop of Happiness

Fall is rolling in with cooler temperatures. The leaves are piling up outside and while the sun is shining, the day is ending quickly now. So it’s important to grab my drop of happiness whenever I can and remember with every fall into winter, there later comes a spring to summer. I have furnished Trace Osterham’s great new skybox with new finds and pieces that I have custom colored using SL’s tinting. Big strategy for me for decorating is using tints on mod furniture and builds. If a piece of furniture is not mod, I am not a happy person. Half of what you see in these photos was tinted that way, including the cushions of Piraiyah Novikov’s daybed available exclusively in his store at Flux Sur Mer. I paired it with ArtizanMesh’s awesome chair for Chapter Four and Sofi Trenkin’s lovely décor piece that I picked up a month or so ago. Clever pillows from Sway Dench’s gacha at Geeks n Nerds add some cute humor as well as Piraiyah Novikov’s fun Simon Says game for Collabor88 on his gothic table for Gothic Diva.

A Drop of Happiness

My dress is Ariadna Garrigus’ gorgeous look for the Boho Culture Fair, which opens tomorrow. She includes the very folk art wedges with them. My bestie is a grayhound from Garvie Garzo’s collection of pups at the Chapter Four. I am so glad to see her in these events because she’s a great artist! Behind me is Tyrek’s collection of potions on a shelf for Chapter Four as well and the awesome RL work of Joe Mainskreet through the avatar hibeebu at Gen Neutral. I saw the pieces on an ad and had to come get a few because they were mounted nicely and fit so well in with the mood here.

A Drop of Happiness

Again, I custom-colored a piece from one of Piraiyah Novikov’s gachas, added Anaisterpellie’s lovely table, candles, and rug for the gacha at The Epiphany, and popped up Joe’s artwork. Again, I have Sway Dench’s darling pillows on the chair (making <3). Below. I custom colored pieces of Piraiyah Novikov’s desk and chairs from gachas at his store (I had a big of a night there with the gachas—everything is so pretty and Piraiyah is smart enough to leave things modify so I can do this) and put my laptop win by Surrealia Anatine from The Epiphany on the desk. My doggie from Garvie, whom I have decided to name Herman, stands close.

A Drop of Happiness

Bubbles Clawtooth just came out with this casual but cute high ponytail with or without bangs (Saturday and Sunday) and I paired it with one of Inka Mexicola’s lovely skins on my own, familiar system face. Both are available at Kustom9. My necklace was a gacha pull at The Epiphany from Isabeau Baragula. First time’s a charm!

A Drop of Happiness

Hair: Clawtooth: Simply Saturday – Dark Ombre Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Kustom9 *

Skin: Essences – Quinta02 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Trunk by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress and Wedges: ***Arisaris~Gara08~Coachella~Dress (Fitted Mesh) with ***ArisAris/B&W~Gara08~Coachella~Wedges For Maitreya by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at Boho Culture Fair (opening October 19) *

Necklace: Kalopsia – Full Moon Necklace – Blood by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at The Epiphany

Bracelet: Kelly Double Tour_Hennessy by Tracei for Tracei, available at Gen Neutral

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

Décor:

  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art (Wide) – 2 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art – 2 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art (Wide) – 1 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Clipped Art – 6 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Clipped Art – 5 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art – 3 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • NOMAD // Country Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Flux Sur Mer *
  • NOMAD // Brocante // Chaise longue by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
  • NOMAD // Classical Chair // .05 by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
  • NOMAD // Amore Desk by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
  • NOMAD // 07 // Fallen Columns Table by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Gothic Diva *
  • NOMAD // Mystery Memory Game // Copper by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Collabor88 *
  • SIGMA Home/ Moroccan tapestry chair by Sofi Trenkins for SIGMA Home
  • tarte. pulley light – pitch by alixxbella for tarte.
  • dust bunny . potted jade plant by lxlnoel for dust bunny
  • {what next} Comfortably Worn Rug #2 by Winter Thorn for {what next} *
  • junk. boho curtain. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Paris Pillow by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Table – RARE by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Candles by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Rug by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • Hayabusa Design Elegant Tree Platane Plane MX2-4 v1-3 T5 by Mitsuko Kytori for Hayabusa *
  • Hayabusa Design Japanese Maple High Details M15-10 v1-4 P1-G by Mitsuko Kytori for Hayabusa *
  • {theosophy} Bonvilston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

A Drop of Happiness