In the Sea

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”

~ e.e. cummings

In the Sea

The theme for Enchantment this month is “The Little Mermaid,” and blessedly, instead of being inspired by a copyrighted cartoon, most designers opened their minds to sexier and more ethereal sea creatures. Kiddo Oh is presenting this seemingly basic black dress. I say “seemingly” because she has cleverly crafted the texture and dress so it’s beautiful even as you move into different poses (I am using Vestige Creations here). She has also textured the inside of the dress with a lovely purple so that you see peeks of it when you move. That’s craftsmanship, especially with the coordinating tentacle bracelets. You might think it’s just a black dress, but dress it up and it’s so much more, especially when you wear something as detailed as Mea Carnell’s exclusive for Enchantment, this lovely mermaid motif choker.

In the Sea

Inka Mexicola offers a beautiful new skin for Enchantment this month with subtly glossed lips and beautifully lined eyes. I paired it with Mina Nakamura’s windblown-hair from Kustom 9 in a fantasy white with dark roots. The curls provide movement without being a one photo look—you can actually wear this hair around and not look like it’s stuck in position!

In the Sea

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

Skin: Essences – Ariel03 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Enchanted *

Eyes: .ID. April Gift / Blue-Gray (old gift) by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

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

Dress (with bangles): Ursula Dress – Maitreya Fit by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Enchanted *

Necklace: Meva Mermaid Necklace 3 by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Enchanted *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Ombre II Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

In the Sea

Sheena

Sheena

Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
They’re ready to go now they got their surfboards
And they’re going to the discotheque Au Go Go
But she just couldn’t stay she had to break away
Well New York City really has is all oh yeah, oh yeah
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now

~ “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” as done by the Ramones

Sheena

A punk look is what I needed to have today because of this new jacket from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus, which includes a set of great designs for the back and of course, the add-on tank. The jacket has been made to fit the Maitreya mesh body as well as including all the standard sizes, and it’s rigged just perfectly to the body. I am wearing teeny tiny little shorts from Kinu Mayako that she is selling at the Thrift Shop for 50% off (as everything there is) and applied leggings from Tatyana Ultsch. Light blue boots from Moonbubble Gothly complete the look.

Sheena

My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest for Collabor88. All her skins for this round have parted lips, and I struggled with that. It’s very hard making the mouth look natural, in my opinion, and not making the avatar look like a mouth breather. I think, I hope, I managed to make the right tweaks to my face to make this skin attractive. My hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s newest for Collabor88. I opted for the bright blue color to pop the look, and I fit Mayhem Seetan’s funky, jewel-encrusted headphones from On9 over the hair to just amp up this punk look with Maxi Gossamer’s almost vinyl platter necklace from Collabor88 as accessory. If you’re trying to get into Collabor88, give it a few days.

One more wonderful thing has come up: Thora Charron has made mesh lashes that fit both the LeLutka mesh heads and the system body. I have not tried them on the heads–in order to make lashes work on the heads with the competing makeups, some special things have to happen which I won’t explain here. However they look fabulous with a system head and fit me perfectly with very little editing. Your mileage may vary.

Sheena

Hair: Clawtooth: Live Free – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Simone – Clouds (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Buzz] Aura Eyes – Storm {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, for the Mix Event

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

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

Jacket: L&B (SM B) Swear “Death Royale” – Biker Jacket Womens with L&B (SM B) Swear “Death Royale” AddOn Tank Top Womens by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: [ SAKIDE ] Insolent Shorts Denim by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 10.0*

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Ripped – HUD Maitreya by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Headphones: AZOURY – Headphone Noise (Silver) by Mayhem Seetan for AZOURY, available at On9 *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Urban Ammonite by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: [ bubble ] My Fav Boots  -Cross by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Guitar: D-Style – Guitar Gacha Punk RARE by Christel Morane for Delirium Style

Poses: Fuck Cancer by Isis Zamin for Zombie Suicide, available at The Lexi Project

Sheena

The Waiting

The Waiting

“Am I in love? –yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.” ~ Roland Barthes

The Waiting

The lover who waits. She bathes, dresses, and listens to the soft music, expecting her lover. Her chosen lingerie is, of course, from Mariska Simons, the queen of lingerie in SL, who is now converting some of her older pieces and making all of her new pieces with appliers. This outfit, which includes appliers for every body you can imagine as well as Omega, is a case in point of sexiness combined with new technology. Paired with Darling Monday’s shoes for the Mix Event, it’s a bold but sexy look. Lounging on Cory Edo’s modernist furniture for Uber makes the wait more comfortable.

The Waiting

Her skin is a combo of Aleida Rhode’s newest skin available at her mainstore with appliers for everything but the kitchen sink with eyeshadows from Izzie Button and lipstick from Carrie Janick. I am kind of digging the ability to mix things up this way on the LeLutka mesh heads, though I will say it was a bigger challenge finding eyeshadows I liked. I loved these dark eyes from Eleri Catlyn for my waiting woman. I wish more creators made darker, rather than lighter, eyes. Thora Charron’s long wavy sexy new hair in a bold color is the crowning touch.

The Waiting

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

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

Skin applier: Elysium – Chanel II skin Lelutka applier – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyeshadow applier: Izzie’s – Extra Eyeshadow Appliers for Lelutka’s Mesh Heads by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Lipstick applier: Shakeup! Anuska Lips for Lelutka Mesh Heads [Fall Palette] by Carrie Janick for Shakeup!, available at The Showroom

Eyes: [Buzz] Aura Eyes – Onyx {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, for the Mix Event

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

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Salacious: Teal Vollers Corset w/ Omega & Slink H 1 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: fri. – Bobbie.Pumps (Mint) – Maitreya by Darling Monday for fri.day, for the Mix Event

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Décor by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Floor Lamp

The Waiting

The First Week of August

The First Week of August

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

The First Week of August

Ugh. It is literally the dog days of summer for me right now, mostly because I got a new dog in RL but also because the weather has been oppressively hot (though it just turned cooler). This quote made so much sense to me—we are teetering on the cusp of summer now and about to plunge into fall. I thought this sheer topped, elegant dress from Kiddo Oh might put me in a better frame of mind, especially since it evokes a sort of glamour that never overheats. I used Ilaya Allen’s pretty chair for the Gacha Garden as my pose prop and the gorgeous new jewelry from Mea Carnell that she is featuring at the Cosmopolitan Room.

The First Week of August

Hair pulled casually up is the perfect look and Mina Nakamura’s style for the Gacha Garden doesn’t go over board in fussiness. I took out Sopha Portal’s appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and had a ball trying on different makeups. I will caution that Sopha’s skins tend towards the very light—this “India” tone is like no Indian person I have ever known but is, nevertheless, very pretty, especially with her accompanying makeups. The HUDs are a little annoying. You need to wear one for the skin and then another to apply the shadow and yet another for the lipstick, and the versions on the HUD are merely names—not colors or photos of the colors or styles. I much prefer Monicuzza Babenco’s graphic HUD to Sopha’s. The better feature of the HUDs, howevr, is that Sopha offers a creaseless as well as a creased eye so you can choose your look accordingly.

The First Week of August

Hair: MINA Hair – Yenna (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Gacha Garden *

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

Skin applier: [MUDSKIN]_Yui(LeLutka Applier)_India with [MUDSKIN]_Yui Lipcolors_Med2 Tone(LeLutka Applier) and [MUDSKIN]_EyeShadow Collection Vol2_Dark Tone(LeLutka Applier) by Sopha Portal for MUDSKIN, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Dress: Ellaria Salmon Tr by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at the Fantasy Collective *

Jewelry: Meva UbanZen set by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Chair: 05. [ILAYA] Vintage Armchair RARE by Ilaya Allen for ILAYA, available at Gacha Garden *

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

The First Week of August