Sanctuary

Sanctuary

“My bedroom is my sanctuary.” ~ Vera Wang

Sanctuary

There’s nothing like a cozy, sexy bedroom for a woman in SL. This great bed with color change sheets, pillows, blanket and headboard from JianSL at ROMP has a bunch of sexy animations for bedroom fun. Sway Dench has made a bunch of furniture and accessories in black and white that are EXCLUSIVE for the Mix Event this month so if you want them, get over there (and check their HUD for other great buys).

My sexy corset, which is topless and pantless (which I *mostly* hid) is Iki Akira’s exclusive at ROMP and honestly, it fits great over the Belleza Isis mesh body with few alterations. Sexy bowed platforms from Nardya Rousselot are one of two pairs she is featuring at ROMP and they come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreya AND Belleza.

Sanctuary

I AM wearing the Belleza Isis mesh body. Can’t you tell from my cute little can peeking out from beneath my corset? For matchy match, I have Shyla Diggs’ newest version of Amelia, a lovely lush set of skins she did exclusively for the Mix Event. My long (and modest) wavy hair is Shylah Honey’s newest for the Mix Event, and it comes with all their fantastic colors!

Sanctuary

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Dallas Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, for the Mix Event *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia DT MIX Makeup 4 with -Belleza- Amelia Deep Tan Brows – Dark Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

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

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

Corset: Violent Seduction – Gilded Corset (Purple) by Iki Akiri for Violent Seduction, available at ROMP *

Bracelet: #adored – simply charmed bracelet – cuppin’ cake – gold by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Candy Fair *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Lola Heels Black (BELLEZA) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix , available at ROMP *

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

Furnishings:

Saxton set by JianSL for JIAN, available at ROMP *

  • Jian – Saxton Bed (PG)
  • Jian – Saxton Nightstand (Hers)

Filis set by Sway Dench for Sway’s, for the Mix Event *

  • Sway’s [Filis] Chair A . B&W
  • Sway’s [Filis] Table . B&W black
  • Sway’s [Filis] Lamp trio . B&W
  • Sway’s [Filis] Tulips . B&W pink
  • Sway’s [Filis] Tulips . B&W purple

Wall Art: Photo of “Balloon Venus” by Jeff Koons

Sanctuary

Birthday Buddies

Birthday Buddies

Another year!

Birthday Buddies

The SL12B celebration for the community is almost over but there are still a few days to get some of the great things from the SLBig Hunt and the freebie areas on the sims, including your own KittyCat, made especially for the birthday. KittyCats employed the colors of the logos to decorate the kitties.

I am also using this chance to check the flexibility of Tricky Boucher’s newest mesh bodies. I made my avatar a curvier girl—not in the distorted idea of large butt and breasts and tiny waist but a viably larger girl with full hips and belly, arms and legs. I tried all three bodies on and saw how each could work but the Isis fit best under this dress from Marcopol Oh from Shiny Shabby, which I wore in large. “Fit” means that I could use the alphas in a way that allowed the body to look reasonable and believable with the dress. Freya’s legs were just too thick to work with the dress (though it was perfectly viable). The Venus gave a nice shape too though it seems Isis has a wee bit more booty, which I liked.

Birthday Buddies

I am wearing the absolutely lovely Amelia skin from Shyla Diggs, which looks gorgeous on my fuller face with its lovely features and makeup. Shylah Honey’s darling hair for Fameshed makes my look pretty and classy. I love the curls and the pinned bangs. This hair can easily be retro as well as contemporary. This posing blanket is from Olaenka Chesnokov and will be available for FLF. It has texture change and many cute poses.

A cute necklace and bracelet set from Maxi Gossamer at Uber fit wonderfully as did the initial ankle bracelet from Natalee Oodles from Shiny Shabby, which I had to resize up to fit my ankle and it looks terrific. Glamistry is still making shoes that fit Belleza feet and you can see even with filling out my shape, my ankles look beautiful.

Birthday Buddies

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jessamy Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Light Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: LPdN: Sonya Dress:Sky by Marcopol Oh for La Penderie de Nicole, available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace and bracelet: MG – Necklace – Savannah Heart Key – Group 2 and MG – Bracelets – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Anklet: Noodles – Initial Anklet Platinum by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

Towel: oOo sunning towel 4LI c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo (for Fifty Linden Friday)*

My friends: SL12B KittyCats by KittyCats, available at their KittyCatS SL12B sim or at the gift centers at SL12B: Impressive and Spectacular

Birthday Buddies

Romance

Romance

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Romance

Can one love oneself too much? Like 20 million other bloggers, I got the Belleza mesh body updates and needed to take comparison photos to see the three versions of the body—Venus, Isis, and Freya. Tricky and Co. have given more in this update that anyone should deserve, all on his dime. (If you already bought the body, you don’t have to buy it again—think about that.) He has completely revamped the HUD, including a plethora of features that weren’t there before, including three boob types (not two), a better blending neck, massive numbers of alpha slices, the mesh nipples much more easily turned off and on, pointy nails, and of course, THREE bodies, which I compare below. There is, of course, the revised Venus in her original form, but also Isis with a rounder butt and nice perky boobs. Then there is Freya, with thicker, juicier thighs and butt and a fuller figure. And they include a special HUD for storing applied outfits. Bingo!

Romance

I applied away, of course, using the Omega Belleza one-time clicker to put the relay into the body and then wore the hud for this lingerie set from Mariska Simons and clicked it on. It worked perfectly on all three bodies. Mayhem Seetan’s almost avant garde and sky high shoes fit perfectly on the Belleza feet (and I think we will see more of the creators making Belleza shoes again—yay!). My hair is a new style from Kuranosuke Kamachi and of course, I am wearing one of Shyla Diggs’ newest skins.

I am posed on a pedestal from Dreamfantasia Nightmare for ROMP, which is opening July 3. The pedestal, seemingly innocuous with one avatar on it, actually contains a surprise for two, a surprise appropriate for ROMP.

Romance

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Stock” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 6 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Dark Red by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – pine – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Mesh bodies by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

  • -Belleza- Venus V3
  • -Belleza- Isis
  • -Belleza- Freya

Applier: Lingerie appliers: ~Blacklace~ Omega Hud (Sinnocent in Blue) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: AZOURY – Alma Wedge Sandals – Dark (Belleza) by Mayhem Seetan for AZOURY, available at Shiny Shabby *

Pedestal: *Figment* Pygmalion’s Column-White by Dreamfantasia Nightmare for *Figment*, available at ROMP (opening July 3)

Romance

Linda Lu

Linda Lu

They call my baby Patty, but, her real name, her real name,
her real name is Linda Lu

~ “Linda Lu” by Ray Sharpe

Linda Lu

I made up Linda Lu in a chic look today starting with a bold graphic dress from Ashleey Andrew that she is featuring at IDK. With great sequined textures, Ashleey has created a dress that is perfect for clubbing all night. I paired it up with sexy shoes from Davidefre, who has named them “Harper,” so I had to get them at Uber. He is now making his shoes fit Slink and Maitreya feet, which is a great step forward (no pun intended). My earrings are from Maxi Gossamer’s boho set for Uber.

Linda Lu

Now I had a fun time with the LeLutka appliers this time. First I used Umazuma Metaluna’s awesome new applier for the upcoming Sou by creation.jp event to make Linda look uniquely beautiful. Then I put on Monicuzza Babenco’s awesome make-up set for Fantasy Collective to choose a different look for my eye makeup. Just like system faces, you can layer effects from different creators to make a very specific look, which cuts down on that “Stepford Wives” effect that people fear with mesh heads. My wind-tossed wavy hair with blue highlights is one of Bubbles Clawtooth’s exclusives at Summerfest.

Linda Lu

Hair: Clawtooth: Beach Babe – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Summerfest *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Natsumi (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at SOU by Creation.jp (opens June 27) *

Makeup applier: *YS&YS* Favorite Eye Makeups  Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :Garbaggio // Geo Shift Dress – Blue (Materials) by Ashleey Andrew for Garbaggio, available at IDK *

Jewelry: MG – Earrings and Bracelet – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Shoes: JD – Harper Maitreya Navy by davidefre for Just Design, available at Uber

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang *

Linda Lu

A La Calma Verde

A La Calma Verde

“Al fin, podrás ver esos ojos de mar que fluyen, se hacen espuma, vuelven a la calma verde, vuelven a inflamarse como una ola: tu los ves y te repites que no es cierto, que son unos ojos hermosos verdes idénticos a todos los hermosos ojos verdes que has conocido o podrás conocer.” ~ Carlos Fuentes

A La Calme Verde

The calm green is the essence of mid-summer and the hue of this gorgeous dress from Aikea Reiko. Aikea has mastered the art of texture and color with her sexy fantasy looks and this is no exception with swirls and paisleys reaching up from the hem of the dress. Beautifully draped I front, the dress has a plunging back, cleverly held up by a cord around the waist. (Thank you for not showing plumber butt—I am kind of over that look.) I accessorized simply with a choker from Kathya Szczepanski, available at Shiny Shabby, and a back tattoo from Amber Swallowtail (which was about the tenth tattoo I tried on).

A La Calme Verde

I had to wear Monicuzza Babenco’s applier for the LeLutka heads again. She has made this set for Shiny Shabby and I love the variations. I wore the same applier a couple days ago with a different LeLutka head and got a different look. I heard that people fear looking like “Stepford Wives” wearing a mesh head and yes, while it is noticeable that you have a mesh head on to many, not everyone looks the same. My beautiful red hair is one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s exclusive looks for Summertime. I love this elegant, effortless look.

A La Calme Verde

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Oriana” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Summerfest *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :[P]:- Ragnhild Dress ://Yoryn by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Choker: Kibitz – Celine necklace – copper by Kathya Szczepanski for Kibitz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Tattoo: IAF Chinese Back tattoo by Amber Swallowtail for IAF

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

A La Calme Verde

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would

~ “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline is feeling free and easy with this pretty long shirt from Miffyhoi Rosca, which she is featuring at Shiny Shabby this round. Made from fitted mesh, it fit over my Maitreya body pretty darn well and came in several lovely colors. I matched it up with the gorgeous found-object necklace from AvaGardner Kungler that she is offering at the Cosmopolitan Room and darling t-strap pumps from JourdanMcMillan, also available at Shiny Shabby.

Sweet Caroline

My messy braids are the beautiful creation of Mina Nakamura for Kustom9 and have lovely face-framing, growing-out bangs with a gorgeous texture (which looks like our Caroline is growing out some dark ends). I popped the color of the necklace in my eyes with peepers from Soleil Reid. And Ensorcelante has made a custom set of skins for Shiny Shabby which include a pretty spectacular set of appliers-in-one HUD with mesh faces (Slink, LeLutka, Genesis, andTMP)  and then bodies (Belleza, Maitreya, Banned, Lena, and Slink).

Sweet Caroline

Hair: MINA Hair – Yuliya (materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: **[PUMENS]  – .:SCARLETT:. SKIN –  SUMMER – ** by Ensorcelante for Pumens, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Shirt: =Zenith=Oversize Shirt (Rose) fitted mesh by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Yvonne necklace – Quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoe: Rebel Gal::Janis Patent Platf.Maitreya/Gold by JourdanMcMillan for Rebel Gal, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Sweet Caroline

Over and Over Again

Over and Over Again

“Fashion has a right to exist, because it permits the people to define themselves over and over again.” ~ Ann Demeulemeester

Over and Over

This month’s Shiny Shabby opened with a bang, and no wonder, since the fashions are inspired, in part, by Ann Demeulemeester (which explains all the bold shapes and dark colors). There quite a few good picks, so this month of blogging is going to be very pleasurable. First is this asymmetrical dress from Kiddo Oh, available in three colors and very much Demeulemeester-ish. Add Senzati0n Domenitzo’s amazing ankle-wrapped heels and wire and glass rings from Sigifaust, and you have a designer look for your travels about SL. (See at the bottom where I took this look dancing at the DJ Stage at SL12B.) I have set the stage with décor from Imokon Neox, also available at Shiny Shabby. Fashionable poses from Katya Valeska can be found there too.

Over and Over

Monicuzza Babenco has once again created an applier for the LeLutka mesh head that does a beautiful job of embellishing the features of the face in the best light. I loved the choices of lipstick and the artistic eye makeups available with the applier and will certainly be using this photogenic fashion set over and over. My easy-going, lush hair comes courtesy of Kuranosuke Kamachi, with a great color palette available. Both are also available at Shiny Shabby.

Over and Over

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Olympia” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby*

Mesh head: LeLutka Aria HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Zion – Black by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Shiny Shabby*

Rings: ieQED anne.ring.set.all.right [MAITREYA 20] by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Poses: an lar [poses] The Maven Series by Katya Valeska for an lar poses, available at Shiny Shabby*

Décor: cinphul // Gotrik Frame [Evolve] and cinphul // Gotrik Vase [Nite] by Imokon Neox for cinphul, available at Shiny Shabby*

Over and Over

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