Drive

Drive

Grab the keys and let’s go for a ride

~ “Drive” by Dornik

Drive

The theme for SL12B this year is “What Dreams May Come” and having a backstage pass gives me a lot of insight into people’s dreams. I toodled around the sims on a motorcycle by NiR McBride that I got The Men’s Dept after I finished my own exhibit and enjoyed the views that are developing. Of course, nothing is completed, so I was careful to skirt around and not show anything that isn’t already kinda public, like the awesome Auditorium.

I put on an easy look—the new outfit Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have released at their store, a set of their best pieces in black—jacket, jeans and boots plus a tank add-on that includes a HUD with several texture choices. This is a great entry level into their stuff and lets you test out the fit for yourself. (And the fit over my Maitreya body is fantastic).

Drive

Shylah Honey’s newest hair for On9 was my go-to look for this adventure with the wild wavy locks pulled to the side. I have put Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin applier on the Lotte head from Jadenarts. She is selling this set at the Chapter Four and I have to say, it’s sublime. The freckled version is gorgeous.Sunglasses from Glamistry with his great texture-change HUD keep the glow out. (“Future’s so bright I gotta wear shades…”)

Drive

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Lexique by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at On9 *

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

Head applier: [theSkinnery] London (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Truffles by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery]

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

Outfit (including boots): L&B Swear “Drift Mesh” Leather Jacket Outfit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Sunglasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2003 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Motorcycle: [sau]Kuazi[lite][TMD][Matt Black] by NiR McBride for [sau]motors, available at The Men’s Dept

Drive

Clematis

Clematis

The common hill-flowers wither, but they blossom again. The laburnum will be as yellow next June as it is now. In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars. But we never get back our youth. ~ Oscar Wilde

Clematis

Finally the flowers are out! I have been taking walks and snapping photos left and right of people’s gorgeous gardens. By the end of August. I hope my clematis climbs as high as the one Lilith Heart is selling at Fameshed. The detail for such low land impact is amazing.

Kiddo Oh’s gorgeous dress for the Cosmopolitan Room is a lovely full mesh piece that evokes dresses young ladies wore for cotillions but with a sexy twist in skirt cut up to there and side panels cut to the waist. With a delicate crystal embellishment along the bodice, it comes in four lovely shades, but I thought this delicate shade was perfect.

Clematis

Bubbles Clawtooth came out with this retro style for Collabor88, available with or without bangs and with a nice texture-change bow. I think my mom wore a style very similar to this in the early 60s and it suits this ball gown just fine when one thinks of the last bloom of innocence in a young woman. My pretty skin is Inka Mexicola’s lovely new skin, available in her store with all the eyebrow shades you can shake a stick at. As always, her eyes are soulful with thick groomed brows and a piquant smile.

Clematis

Hair: Clawtooth: Bee-Bop-Betty – Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Illamasqua] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

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

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

Dress: Miso Nude by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Ingenue :: Lara Heels (Maitreya) :: Blush by Betty Doyle for Ingenue

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

Décor: Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Ancient Climbing Clematis by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed

Clematis

The Deeper the Blue

The Deeper the Blue

The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white. ~ Wassily Kandinsky

The Deeper the Blue

Mami Jewell has just come out with a bridal dress that should catch your attention. As always, Mami applies her beautiful texture work with laces, embossing and sheer elements to an elegant dress. It’s the skillful combination of proportions in the textures from the sheen of the textured bodice to the sheerness of the skirt and ruffled sleeves to the carefully placed roses with the mixture of mesh with flexi with prim, that distinguishes Mami’s work from other ballgown makers. Mami includes a veil, bouquet variations and other pieces with this outfit but I am simply satisfied in wearing it as a beautiful gown. I added dangly earrings from Zib Scaggs from On9—the dress really doesn’t need much more accessorization.

The Deeper the Blue

Gosh I love this new updo from Kavar Cleanslate. It’s a new look on the grid—straight hair pulled up in a messy French twist—and so prevalent in RL looks. With his fantastic textures, I predict this one will be a big seller at Collabor88 and one you will see on lots of ladies. My skin too, the newest from Shyla Diggs, is a classic look from one of the best skin artists on the grid. I have added a touch of gloss and blush to the skin but the eye makeups, the brows, the features are all subtle, nuanced and gorgeous. When I put one of Shyla’s skins on, I feel myself and I feel beautiful.

The Deeper the Blue

Hair: ::Exile::Full Of Grace by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Blonde and -Belleza- Amelia Blush Sk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: -AZUL Bridal- Regina/Sugilite by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Earrings: Roxi ~ Earring Silver/Blues by Zib Scaggs for Zibska, available at On9 *

Shoes: Elyisum – Grace peeptoe stiletto – classic blue plain by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

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

The Deeper the Blue

Rumored to Be Real

Rumored to Be Real

Think I’m drowning in an ocean
But I love the way she pulls me under

I see you when I close my eyes
Rumoured to be real

~ “Rumored To Be Real” by Bee’s Knees feat. Marty Rod

Rumored To Be Real

I need some bright blue sky for the summer, so I chose this bright blue sky dress from Flutter Memel for Collabor88 to start the basis of this cheerful look. Available in several colors and prints (including several fruit-themed looks), this long t-shirt/tunic is a casual and loose summer look. Add high platforms from Senzati0n Domenitzo for On9 and Maxi Gossamer’s Indian-inspired jewelry for Fameshed, and it’s a bright summer ensemble.

Rumored To Be Real

Mirja Mills is featuring this awesome pile of cornrows at On9 in all her great colors and textures for girls who need to get their hair up. Nicole Button has just come out with this luscious skin in her store. The skin includes appliers for everything, including the Maitreya body and add-ons like the pretty moles I put with the skin.

Rumored To Be Real

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ASHANTI * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at On9 *

Skin: Egozy.Vida (Nougat).SOFT with Egozy.Vilda.Eyebrows DarkRed.(Add)(Nougat) and Egozy.Vilda.Moles by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

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

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Lana Tunic – Ocean by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings E1 – Esmeralda Gypsy Queen by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Navy Stripes Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at On9 *

Shoes: Essenz – Munich (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Rumored To Be Real

Whatever Is Whatever

Whatever Is Whatever

Thank you, Breezy Luik, for the title! Quite apropos!

Whatever Is Whatever

It’s one of those weeks. Dashing back and forth, here and there. Half the time I don’t know if I am coming or going. The darling little bicycle carts Trace Osterham made for Arcade are a perfect metaphor for what’s going on with me. One way, Italian ice; the other, cotton candy. Wear it and ride off!

What else do you expect at the beginning of the summer? Flowers need to be planted (the windowboxes are in, by the way), all the classes have to be scheduled, a quick family trip planned, and SL12B is about to open! It’s easy to get around when you’re wearing something cute like this dress from Novery Lorakeet that she has at Shiny Shabby. With Bax Coen’s great little booties, now released in neutrals, it’s a lovely look, especially accessorized with Grazioso Alekseev’s gorgeous glasses (all prims—omg!) and one of Monica Outlander’s hair accessories for the Arcade.

Whatever Is Whatever

I am wearing one of the LeLutka mesh heads with an applier from Sawsan Secretspy, who has seen fit to bring her artistry to the various faces of LeLutka. With a great hud that offers several eye makeup and lipstick options, the head works perfectly with Sawsan’s skin for the Maitreya body. A cute easy little ponytail from Ikira Frimon for Shiny Shabby and I am ready to go!

Whatever Is Whatever

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Tori hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Head applier: .::WoW Skins::. Lelutka Mary DarkTan applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

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

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

Dress: *LpD* – *Gioia* Dress Deco Flowers by Nevery Lorakeet for . LpD , available at Shiny Shabby *

Hairband: Miamai_Romance_Hairband 01_Gold by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at the Arcade*

Glasses: *+Crie Style+* Junon by Grazioso Alekseev for *+Crie Style+* *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: BAX Poppy Booties White/Blush Leather (f. Maitreya) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Bikes: {theosophy} Bicycle Cart (Italian Ice) and {theosophy} Bicycle Cart (Cotton Candy) by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at the Arcade *

Whatever Is Whatever

Within You, Without You

Within You, Without You

With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

Try to realise it’s all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you’re really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you

~ “Within You, Without You” by George Harrison

Within You, Without You

Sway Dench is making me want to sit in my garden—for one last time. I am giving my parcel at Dream State to Jaynine Scarborough for Thousand Rooms. As Jaynine said, things change and come and go, which reminded me of this George Harrison/Beatle’s song. I put Sway’s Indian-influenced bench and candles down and relaxed in the sunshine, considering how life flows with me and without me. Of course, I had to do it as a sort of garden nymph in Mariska Simon’s pretty spring bra and panty set, which comes complete on appliers for Slink or Omega (which works great with Maitreya and the Omega translator). Sexy high heels with a bow at the ankle are new at Senzati0n Domenitzo’s store.

Within You, Without You

Umazuma Metaluna is offering a beautiful set of skins with gorgeously drawn, deep set eyes in a variety of makeups at the Arcade. This is a chance to get a buy-in on her unique and beautiful look at an inexpensive (and tradeable!) price. Bubbles Clawtooth is also offering one of her great looks at the Arcade for springtime beauty, this being one of the rares without bangs and with an essential hair color set. The lovely daisy headpiece comes with it as an add on. Giela Delpaso “put a bird on it” for her nail appliers for the FAD Fashion Event.

Within You, Without You

Hair: Clawtooth: Summertime Sweetheart – Essentials Pack with Clawtooth: Daisy HeadBand (15) by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at the Arcade*

Skin: [theSkinnery] Eniko DB 4 (toffee) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade*

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Vanna: Bra Set (6 Colors.  Omega/Slink Huds) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Relay: Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.03 by Chellynne Bailey for Omega Applier Systems

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya Select – Bird’s Diva Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at the FAD Fashion Event *

Shoes: Essenz – Malibu (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Furniture: Sway’s [Sadaf] Bench with Sway’s [Sadaf] Tray with candles by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at Uber *

Within You, Without You