Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

~ “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

Tangled Up in Blue

I am looking forward to an evening out in Poulet Koenkamp’s elegant mesh gown. It’s a premade mesh gown I have seen others using but Poulet has dressed it up with a mesh scarf and her great textures, which makes all the difference. I dressed it up with lightning rod earrings from Constance Daehlie for Anybody and her awesome nail set, which can be used on the Maitreya hands. I heard that the thing is to have the ring finger painted a contrasting color (which I had done with my last manicure in RL) and Constance has done that in this set.

Tangled Up in Blue

Umazuma Metaluna has created a set appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and they have character and beauty. I really like how she defined the eyes with a deeper lid and bags under the eyes. I used the gift makeup to do my eyes and lips and adjusted the length of my face and the centering of my eyes so I could get what I considered an ideal look. Then I wore Mirja Mills’ gorgeous braided updo that she had for an event last month and has put in her store over the beautiful hairbase included with Uma’s applier.

Tangled Up in Blue

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

Head:  .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Silke Smokey Eyeshadow (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Sophia Gown -all colors- MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: #adored – chained lightning earring – silver by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Nail appliers: #adored – firebolt mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Milan (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Tangled Up in Blue

Mary

Mary

No, I won’t
Never once
Make you cry
Just to kiss
Oh, I’ll miss
Your goodbye

~ “Mary” by Kings of Leon

Mary

I liked this song by Kings of Leon and thought it suited this casual look perfectly. Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus recently came out with a short leather jacket that has optional camisole or tank and is typical of L&B, the HUD includes color change for everything, with a bonus set of laces that overlay the camisole so you can have a silk camisole or this lace in black or white. For one small price, it’s a very versatile look with many color choices. I explored them all while I was trying to match to the necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed, and aligned colors to match Maxi’s color combos. Finally Beanster Potato’s darling high-waisted mesh jeans also come with several choices so I could find this darker denim.

Mary

Inka Mexicola has released this skin set in its entirety at her store. With several brow options, appliers for nearly everything you need (I used the Matreya Lara mesh body appliers here), and beautifully rendered features (omg those lips!), it’s a unique, beautiful skin for a fresh look. My wavy hair is Mina Nakamura’s beautiful almost windblown look for the Fameshed third anniversary.

Mary

Hair: MINA Hair – Elvire – Natural (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

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

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

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

Jacket with Camisole: L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”   Leather Jacket with L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”  Camisole AddOn by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: 20.FIVE Mesh: Vintage Jeans by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Skylla Immortal Horse – G4 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

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

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Mary

Spring Fresh

Spring Fresh

Spring Fresh

I’m feeling spring fresh in this outfit and with the fresh new looks from LeLutka. CrystalDoll Lemon makes all her mesh herself with her own textures, and I love this great lingerie dress with a strap slipping off the shoulder and a ruffle in front that she made for the Black Fashion Fair. Maxi Gossamer made the amazing necklace I am wearing for Black Fashion Fair as well, allowing you retexture the drop beads or the main necklace with her clickable menu. And Senzati0n Domenitzo has these fabulous sandals for the Maitreya feet (thank you!) at Shiny Shabby.

Spring Fresh

LeLutka has come out with another round of mesh heads with their updated scripts and features. If you were waiting to get a head because you were not entirely in love with the first set, you might find something you like from this set. I used the appliers from Monicuzza Babenco for showing the heads because I find them absolutely the same on each so you could see the individual shapes. I found I had to adjust my eyes for each, so yes, they do have different shapes. I topped it with one of Truth’s newest sleek hairs, one that shows off the face.

Spring Fresh

 

Spring Fresh

 

Spring Fresh

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

Mesh head:

  • .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *
  • .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *
  • .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: *YS&YS* Yvonne Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.2 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: {dollle*} 110 Black Cami Nightwear – BlackBlue by CrystalDoll Lemon for {dollle*}, available at the Black Fashion Fair*

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Cleopatra Teardrop by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fashion Fair*

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

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

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Spring Fresh

Glad

Glad

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~ Hafiz

Glad

There’s something to be said for the life of SL, the shopping. So many great events are open right now, especially the spectacular Fantasy Faire (which I haven’t gotten a chance to see), the Black Fashion Fair, Shiny Shabby, 100 Block and many other events. I admit, sometimes it’s just about the shopping for me. I am glad to have SL.

Mixing it all up is even more fun. Start with this top from Spooky Mistwallow that includes a texture-change HUD with different combinations that allow for top and belt looks. Then find this great balloon skirt from Moonbubble Gothly that she has at the Black Fashion Fair that includes several different black-based textures like plaid, polka dots, hearts, baroque. I just love this skirt and the choices. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s great heels for 100 Block have a HUD that allows several color choices. Zig-zag straps make these shoes sexy and fun.

Glad

Monicuzza Babenco recently released the Yvonne applier set for the LeLutka mesh heads. Monicuzza offers a HUD as you see below, and she gives you great instructions right on the HUD about how to use the makeups. I definitely toyed with the saturation of the makeups and the glosses on the LeLutka HUD to achieve this look. For example, my lips are the deep dark purple lips on the lower right hand corner of the lipsticks.

Glad

My great waves come from MissAllSunday Lemon for Uber. With extravagant corkscrew curls and a side part, the hair is bodacious and beautiful.

Don’t you love the furniture I have arranged in the photo? FadeArcade is offering these pieces and several others in a gacha at Shiny Shabby. FadeArcade has fabulous textures on these pieces, which are charming singularly or together.

Glad

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Blair Mesh Hair – Golden  by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

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

Head applier: *YS&YS* Yvonne Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.2 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: :KR: Asymmetrical Top by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Skirt: [ bubble ] Tulip Skirt by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Gemstones Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Essenz – Naples (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at 100 Block *

Furnishings: Apt B // Douze Roses GACHA by FadeArcade for Apt B, available at Shiny Shabby *

  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Recycled Basket
  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Chair
  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Step Stool
  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Cabinet RARE

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Glad

Have a Laugh

Have a Laugh

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Have a Laugh

One of my goals with this blog is to find things people will want to do or spend money on in SL that will enhance their experience. I don’t get to show everything I enjoy but this time I want to share with you, my dear readers, this darling little avatar from Hiko Nino, which is one of a set she made for the TAG Gacha. A member of the Skin Addiction group, who had spent way too much money on the gachas in this event, sent me this avatar and I loved putting it on and wearing it. With an AO built just for the avatar (which includes a ton of great poses), it’s fun, hilarious, silly, goofy, and all the stuff that contributes to the play we like so much in SL. The rare edition also allows the choice of colors for the avatar and the star. I posed among Sway Dench’s topiaries for today’s Fifty Linden Friday. The flowers have color change in the menu script. Yay!

Have a Laugh

The TAG Gacha itself is a pretty interesting set-up. You go to their parcel and click for a HUD from a sign and then you walk into the circus tent to have it activated. (It took me a bit to understand this because I wasn’t reading the script text in chat as I should have been.) It’s not entirely apparent how it all works so I am giving you the hints here. Then the HUD uses the new features of SL to teleport you to all the participants to see their gachas. This is beneficial in a few ways: 1. you have to see all the gachas so all the creators get a crack at your attention and a chance for you to see their store, 2. you aren’t stuck going to one laggy sim and fighting to get in. Once you fill out the whole card (and there are a lot of great creators participating), you get a chance to go their bonus room, which has more gachas from other creators. The biggest downfall of the event is the adherence to a circus theme. How many more circus things does a person need? They should have let the creators choose what they wanted to sell in the gachas.

Have a Laugh

Avatar: [HD]SpaceJohn(Leaf) with [HD]SpaceJohn HUD(Leaf/RARE) by Hiko Nino for Happy Dispatch, available for TAG Gacha

Skin: -Belleza- Eva TLC SK 1 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Topiaries: Sway’s [Greta] potted topiary with lights or flowers, with bows or not by Sway Dench for Sway’s (available for Fifty Linden Friday) *

Have a Laugh

Never a Wrong Time

Never a Wrong Time

“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.” ~ Marc Jacobs

Never a Wrong Time

I just made the SL12B site (http://slcommunitycelebration.info) “live” yesterday and with all the moving parts in the site and in the organization, it was a bit of work, so I am ready to get outside for some fresh air and a little fun. (Please please join us for this great event!)

Spring is especially a good time for polka dots, and Moonbubble Gothly has colored my spring darling with this ruffled mesh blouse with polka dots. Available with a great texture change HUD that includes a plethora of polka dotted textures, the blouse is available at 100 Block, which means it’s discounted as well as exclusive. I paired it with jeans from Missqwerty Pevensey, also from 100 Block, in a great skinny style, and gacha items from Alia Whitfield, including a tote that has a texture change menu for the woven part of the bag. Sexy sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which are fitted not just for Slink but also Maitreya feet (yay!) from 100 Block make me pink from head to toe literally.

Never a Wrong Time

Sopha Portal has made a series of gorgeous skins for the Black Fashion Fair, some in pale skin tones and some in deeper tones. With lined eyes and pale pink lips, they are pretty and sophisticated. The sets come with mouth appliers for various mesh mouths. I had to go to the store to get the body and hand appliers. Ikira Frimon made this darling cut for the Black Fashion Fair with her massively multicolor HUD. While it looks great in black, of course, it’s also darling in this bright pink. I love Polyester Partridge’s girly “normal” jewelry that she has been featuring at various events. This pretty pink gem is available at Kustom9.

Never a Wrong Time

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Tami hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Skin: [ MUDSKIN ]_Back To Black2_E2_India by Sopha Portal for MUDSKIN, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Eyes: [Buzz] Moka Eyes – Pitch {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom9

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

Blouse: [ bubble ] Frilled Shirt -All in One by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at 100 Block *

Jeans: [AB] Toulouse Jeans FITTED Black by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at 100 Block *

Sun hat: [blissiere] sun hat – rawr – predator by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Necklace: (Yummy) Full Heart Pendant – Gold  – Pink & White Diamond by Polyester Partridge for Yummy, available at N21

Tote: [blissiere] beach tote – rawr – predator by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Bag by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail applier: #adored – I’m a loner dottie pedi {slink+omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Phoenix  Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

Never a Wrong Time

Sasha

Sasha

“But Sasha was from Russia, where the sunsets are longer, the dawns less sudden and sentences are often left unfinished from doubt as how to best end them.” ~ Virginia Woolf

Sasha

Shiny Shabby opened yesterday with a Russian theme. There are matryoshka dolls, Soviet propaganda posters, folk art designs and costumes, and a lot of vodka (thanks, Kunst). I made me think about what Russia means to me, and all I could think of were the White Nights and the persistence of the KGB that my grad school friend Alexei told me about when we would stay up eating potato pancakes he made and talking about his life in St. Petersburg. And then I thought about Oleg, the very loud Russian Jew who worked a few cubicles down from me, talking in Hebrew and Russian with the elderly people we were interviewing at our job, nearly yelling as they nearly yelled in return. Or I might think of Loreen Aldrin’s (RL Olga Zee—you must click it!) absolutely gorgeous voice and her songs when she performs in SL (join her group here where she gives away a free song every month).

The creators have outdone themselves with the Shiny and the Shabby. Pieces from Monlmanl’s gacha, a folksy dress with embroidery, kerchief and rose (and an apron with a texture-change HUD. Cari McKeenan made this lovely headpiece that has a menu with several colors for the flowers. SigiFaust made a set of rings that she has fashioned to fit several popular mesh hands with beautiful Russian-inspired textures. And Rucy Byron’s amazing boots with their incredible textures and mesh-work complete my Sasha’s look.

Sasha

I spent a lot of time trying on different hair colors from VivienMarli’s long locks for Shiny Shabby and finally struck upon this apricot-blond as a perfect color, reminiscent of a dream of a spring in the steppes maybe. And Monicuzza has fashioned a beguiling skin for the event that includes several brow tones, which is what made the look complete. I found the blonde was just perfect with this skin tone and the lips are beautifully rendered with a sprinkling of freckles across the nose.

Sasha

 

Hair: [Entwined] Lana by VivienMarli for [Entwined], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: *YS & YS* Irina Tone 02 – 04 Vintage with *YS&YS* – Irina Tone02  Eyebrows Light by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.2 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: *_M.birdie Story_* Matryoshka look clothing4 by monlmanl for *M.birdie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Headband: LB_LotusHeadband{WithMenu} by Cari McKeenan for Little Branch, available at Shiny Shabby *

Neckerchief: *_M.birdie Story_* Matryoshka look handkerchief 1-6 by monlmanl for *M.birdie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rings: ieQED irina.ring.set.all.left [MAITREYA 20 – relaxed] by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Boots: !APHORISM! Glastonbury Boots – Chestnut by Rucy Byron for !APHORISM!, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Sasha