A Moment White

A Moment White

But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white–then melts forever….

~ Robert Burns

A Moment White

It seems all there is for sims lately are winter scenes and all I see outside is a winter scene. It was brutally cold today, so I put on a sweater in RL and found this very cozy one that Kitt Ragu is releasing at Shiny Shabby (opening the 20th). Made for both men and women, the sweater comes in several colors with an underlying shirt if you would like it. I forewent that version and put on a little scarf I found in my inventory from xxRyvenxx and found great little low-cost boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo at The Dressing Room. My jeans were released by Paul Lapointe a bit ago but work so well with the Maitreya body and so many different looks. They come with a brilliant texture change HUD allow different jean colors, pockets and belt and metal colors, though I went with the standard classic color and look.

A Moment White

OK, I admit I stole the hat from Karla Marama’s hair at Hairology. I will find a way to show the actual hair but it conflicted with the sweater, so I opted for Carina Larsen’s hair for the upcoming Shiny Shabby instead. It’s a cute short cut with fringy bangs and a lot of personality. I have once again opted to try an Omega applier on the GA:EG Adriana head, this time putting on Aida Ewing’s skin applier, which she made for the Logo heads but is on an Omega applier so can be used on this head too. I have tested a few Logo appliers and the skin makers, of course, want to have the skin suit the face shape, so when the skin is put on this shape, it can look measurably different and sometimes quite “off.” Aida’s skin looked pretty good and when I applied the add-on makeups, I think the result was quite nice, especially with Aida’s pretty freckles.

A Moment White

Hair: Amacci Hair – Serena 1 by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Sia Appleirs for LOGO – 03 ( Exotic ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #8 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Sweater: ::K:: Chunky Hooded Cardigan Femme(No Inner) Marsala  by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jeans: L&B (*Fitted*Lara Bootie) Swear Jeans – Double Belt by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Hat: pr!tty – Beanie – {Poofball Ears} by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at Hairology *

Scarf:  *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – White (modified) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*

Boots: Essenz – Bratislava (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Dressing Room

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Loch Noble

A Moment White

The Afternoon Knows

The Afternoon Knows

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ~ Jonathan Grimwood

The Afternoon Knows

I took a walk at Flux Sur Mer on sunny afternoon (thanks to windlight, which I see left some shadows on my skins from the trees) and enjoyed the beauty of the sim and idle shopping. I wore one of Hilly Haalan’s new dresses, a cute mini that comes with a great texture-change HUD to allow mix and match between the top, skirt, belt and tie. It’s a fabulous dress, very versatile and sexy in a cute way. I wore my new necklace from Crashnoww at Seasons Story, a bargain with a texture change HUD for the gems in the necklace and pendant. A darling handbag from Natzuka Miliandrovic carries all my essentials (theoretically) and darling patent leather pumps fit for Slink or Maitreya from Saki Galiazzo that include a HUD that allows me to custom color three different sections of the pumps. They fit perfectly!

The Afternoon Knows

I am wearing one of Thora Charron’s new Swish hairs with an animated lock that moves as if a soft breeze is blowing. Mr. Beresford noticed it and thought it was done very nicely and naturally. (And you know, men don’t notice anything.) I have been experimenting with the GA:EG Adriana Mesh Head. It is Omega compatible, so I pulled out the applier Mallory Cowen created for the Logo mesh head as an Omega applier. I found that Mallory’s skin applied to this head beautifully and will please those who always loved the LAQ look. Then I pulled out the Add-Ons for the mesh head and installed them, which was lickety split. Wear the Add-on applier, click and it installs into the HUD. They have provided a variety of different add-ons including lashes, brows, liners, shadows and lipsticks. I used the lash applier, one of the eyeshadows and one of the lipsticks. Once installed they do come with options like translucency so I was able to make the pink lipstick more translucent so it blended with the LAQ skin nicely (since the lipstick is not quite the same shape as the skin lips).

The Afternoon Knows

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

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: LAQ ~Omega Body + Linnea Applier (Wear and click!) [Tone 2.5] by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #2 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: [hh] Liza Dress MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Necklace: **RE** LUX Fina Necklace by crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at the Season’s Story

Ring: MINIMAL – Zima Ring *5* Silver by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at the Season’s Story

Handbag: !:Lybra:! Vintage Bag Rose by Natzuka Miliandrovic for Lybra

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: H@S Yummy Pumps Patent – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Flux Sur Mer

The Afternoon Knows

A Reason

A Reason

Don’t ever sell yourself short, sell your sad things
Accept the new, don’t mingle on the past
Believe yourself, trust your intuition
You’re here for a reason, you know

~ “A Beautiful Exit” by Miguel

A Reason

I wandered over to the Embryo sim to see if I could take some pretty photos. I put together this beautiful ensemble starting with the gorgeous top and skirt that Vix Nirvana features at Shiny Shabby. I really love the textures on the skirt and I wanted to give in to the bohemian flavor without reducing its elegance, so I paired it with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s fabulous shoes for OMGacha.  I took a trip to Seasons Story to find jewelry and found Ors Quan had this darling necklace and a gacha of cool rings, so I indulged myself and dressed up.

A Reason

I wore Inka Mexicola’s newest applier for the LeLutka heads, which she is featuring at Kustom9. I really like the makeup options on the LeLutka head—I was able to tiny my lips and choose the translucency and my eyes. And you see a slight smile, which I chose from the expressions menu. My bountiful curls, pulled to one side, are Nita Bracken’s gorgeous contribution for Hairology. And somehow my hair managed to stay beautiful, even in the rain at Embryo.

A Reason

Hair: Tameless Lilja by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: Essences [Tarja] #Medium02 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #1 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Top and skirt: Storybook – Watercolor – Grape – Skirt and Sweater by Vix Nirvana for Storybook, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Indi Necklace Gold -Female- by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, at the Season’s Story

Ring: MINIMAL – Zima Ring *5* Gold by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, at the Season’s Story

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Cameroon (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at OMGacha *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Embryo

A Reason

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I’m on my way back where I come from.
Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I’m on my way back where I belong.

~ “Feels Like Home” as done by Randy Newman

Feels Like Home

I recently redecorated a part of my home to enjoy some of the fantastic furniture and décor I was seeing at recent events. Kalia Firelyte’s great rug and fireplace from ROMP provide the center of the grouping with chairs from ValiantCo featured at Collabor88 and Fameshed. Sway Dench has made drawers and rugs for this month’s colorful theme at The Liaison Collaborative. Gachas from Kunst  Himmel and Anaisterpellie and DanielEstro provided fine accessories. I want to note that Anaisterpellie/DanielEstro’s pieces are usually based on a white palette BUT because they leave them mod, a person can recolor, retexture or just rip pieces apart as they like to decorate (please note the wreath on the wall came off one of their pieces and I recolored elements of their other work). Thank you for letting me mod!

To relax at home I am wearing a romantic gown from Aikea Reiko that comes in many luscious colors (as I don’t think Aikea sees any problem with giving you the rainbow and then some). As always, the textures are rich and beautiful with lush shades and ombres. Caelan Hancroft’s choker/collar from ROMP (which includes texture change for the metals and the center stone) is a lovely piece of jewelry or, if needed, open collar for other kinds of play.

Feels Like Home

My beautiful face is Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance’s mesh head collaboration (which I will call the “GA:EG Adriana Mesh Head” because that’s the brand name, regardless that it is hard to search and clumsy to type). With a very user-friendly HUD that was plug n play (which I will show in a subsequent blog post), layers for makeup, and most important to me, Omega compatibility, I think I am going to find myself wearing this head more and more. It does include expressions which, I find, are not as versatile as the Logo or LeLutka heads but as expressive as the Catwa head. I wish the makeups had the translucency control that other heads have. However, I found they went on lickety split, and I didn’t have the kind of rezzing issues I often have with the Catwa head.

Most importantly, the face is aesthetically pleasing to me. The cheekbones are a bit high but having adjusted my head length up and down and front to back, I was able to find a look that was pleasing. I did not have to mess with my mesh eyes very much as I do with Catwa and even Logo (thank you, thank you) and I found I could wear this skin from Sawsan Secretspy without problems when I wore the Omega converter. The head fit my Maitreya body to a T. It seems the creators have thought of almost everything one will need but I will keep working with it and tell you more.

Feels Like Home

Hair: AD – meredith – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Olivia BRONZE 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Designers Circle *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: :[P]:- Kaciala Dress [FIT]:// Peony by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik *

Choker: Cae :: Devotion :: Collar by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available at ROMP *

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

 

Décor:

[ kunst ] – Hector’s Shelf Gacha  by Kunst Himmel for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*

  • .2 [ kunst ] – Rustic wall hanging bulbs RARE
  • .3 [ kunst ] – Potted plant
  • .7 [ kunst ] – Potted plants
  • .4 [ kunst ] – Hector’s penny-farthing

 

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Rug (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Fireplace by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Fireplace Barrier by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

 

Sway’s [Ihina] chest of drawers . tall by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Sway’s [Ihina] chest of drawers . small by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Sway’s [Ihina] Rug no fringes by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

 

[ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at

  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Lamp – RARE
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Branch Board
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Candles
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream – Books1 by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *

 

[Con.] The Cave – Tub Chair – A – Brown by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Collabor88 *

[Con.] Oversized Corner Chair – Brown A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Fameshed *

 

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Feels Like Home

Lucille

Lucille

Lucille has messed my mind up
But I still love her
Oh, I still love her

~ “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up” by Frank Zappa

Lucille

Lucille has messed my mind up, so I threw some stuff together for this look because it just all kind of looked funky. I started with Tatyana Ultsch’s look for the Mesh Body Addicts, a fit-to-the body tube dress that does indeed fit and comes with a HUD with a ton of colors. (I admit I wish she had added some textures.) Then I dug out Inex Hax’ fur sleeves from Shiny Shabby that can add a bit of funk to any outfit, transforming it to something completely different, especially with the texture-change HUD for the fur portion of the sleeves. I added Senzati0n Domenitzo’s thigh high, lace-up boots (so sexy from the back) from Seasons Story and Mea Carnell’s hybrid scarf necklace for On9. To add one more element, I pulled out Zaara Kohime’s feathered ear cuffs, adding that last bit of almost over-the-top drama.

Lucille

Boo Nakamura has made this fabulous bun for Hairology that does NOT need a hairbase so you are not left struggling to find a matching hairbase, and Boo is not tasked with creating a ton of different appliers for mesh heads. That’s why I could wear it with the Catwa Annie Mesh Head and use JourdanMcMillan’s skin applier from Shiny Shabby to create this look. I love the lips on this skin and she includes some terrific shadow choices for separate application.

Lucille

Hair: booN Lab.004 hair by boo Nakamura for booN, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: Bold & Beauty :: Marie (Catwa Applier) – Canelle. HUD by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: :::i::: TubeDress – LARA by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Sleeves: PEQE – Fur Sleeves by Inex Hax for PEQE, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Flower Scarf Necklace Black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at On9 *

Earrings: Zaara : Aletta ear wings *earth* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: Essenz – Montana (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Season’s Story *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Frisland

Lucille

To Seduce

To Seduce

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. ~ Voltaire

To Seduce

I am guessing that Voltaire was suggesting in his quote something more about winning the hearts and minds of the populace but I think the suggested double meaning has great play for this set of photos, which I took at Corruption. (Thank you again for selling group membership to allow rezzing.)

To Seduce

Mariska Simon’s new lingerie is based on appliers, and Mariska has done a wonderful job of lining up seams and making the translation of image to seduction magic. I have tried on several lingerie appliers that have bad seams or simply don’t wow me, but Mariska’s is top notch from the straps to garter straps. And she attends to all the details, which is part of any good seduction, including the styling. The balconette bra barely gives a glimpse of the nipples and has an intriguing lace racer back. Platform show girl shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she is featuring at On9, and Maxi Gossamer’s dreamy drop of pearls and starburst earrings and ring for Collabor88 complete my look.

To Seduce

Sawsan Secretspy has recently release a slew of new skins for events and this lovely look is her featured item for Black Dot. It’s simply a Catwa applier without makeups included, but I took advantage of the lipstick colors Catwa includes in the HUD to tint up my lips. (The liner comes with the skin.) Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely long locks for Collabor88 finishes my look with their elegant volume and her gorgeous textures.

To Seduce

Hair: Clawtooth: Spirits – Brunettes Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 EVA Darktan Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Menage A Trios: Lace Shelf Bralett Set 9 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Front, MG – Earrings – Alysia Pearls, and MG – Ring – Alysia Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

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

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Corruption

To Seduce

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

That red carpet has to be felt to be believed. ~ Willam H. Macy

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

I decked myself in red for the red carpet today in honor of Harper Ganesvoort’s 7th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest. Every year, Harper honors the Oscars by soliciting photos from around the grid and awarding prizes for the best photos. She is offering more than 50,000L in prizes this year (yeah) with 25,000L going to the first place and money prizes being awarded to the next six. That’s a lot of Oscar gold (and considerably generous for Harper)! The contest runs from January 8 to February 28, and all the details of the contest can be found here.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Needless to say, I will not be entering these “photos” into the contest, but I sure enjoyed Harper’s suggestion we “imagine ourselves on the red carpet at Dolby Theater.” (I am kind of of mixed feeling about combining avatars with RL photos, and I feel guilty as heck for erasing Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett to put myself in their place.) I thought it was a fabulous way to show off this latex dress from Sienia Trevellion, which is her exclusive at ROMP and is available in two colors. I accessorized with pumps from Glamistry, part of a promotion that I explained in my previous blog entry. I probably should have gotten a piece of jewelry in there too but I was too excited to get this announcement out to find something. Hint: Olaenka Chesnokov has a set of “Premiere” poses at her store.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

I was also inspired by Tabata Jewell’s glamorous, almost vintage style for Hairology this round. With rolls on top and a sensuous lock coming to the front, it’s a sort of old-school glam with a rockabilly twist. Umazuma Metaluna’s newest skin for the LeLutka heads, available at Seasons Story, is dressed up with lipstick appliers Uma features in her store and eyeliner from LotusAmbrosa. I thought it looked fabulous on the Ever but will easily play as well on one of the other LeLutka heads.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Hair: Vanity Hair:Little Steps(F)-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier:  [theSkinnery] Dunya (LeLutka Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Season’s Story *

Eyeliner applier: :: Lola May :: Lelutka Applier:  Winged Liner Full Pack by LotusAmbrosa for Lola May

Lipstick applier:  [theSkinnery] Matte Lip Potion (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery] *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #9 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: Lark – Latex Dress Red by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at ROMP

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Rolling Out the Red Carpet