In Bloom

In Bloom

Weather changes moods
Spring is here again

~ “In Bloom” as done by Sturgill Simpson

In Bloom

Spring is springing up all over this side of the world, and it’s very welcome. It was a Game of Thrones kind of winter. I took a walk on the Gates of Dreams sim, which has bloomed for spring too, in a new outfit I assembled from separates. First, I wear Hilly Haalan’s darling mesh top which includes a ton of mix and match textures for the elements of the top like the trim, bow, and inside. My jeans are pastel goodness from Poulet Koenkamp (they also come in more jewel tones) and have a great HUD for choosing the belt and stud colors. My shoes are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s pretty pair for Shiny Shabby, which opened today. My poses from Katya Valeska are also available at Shiny Shabby.

In Bloom

I always love the looks Umazuma Metaluna comes up with for different appliers, and this time is no exception. She has created a freckled beauty for the LeLutka mesh heads. I added no makeup to the face—it was perfect “as is” for this look. However, I did use Uma’s freckle add-on HUD for the Maitreya mesh body. It cleverly applies freckles over the clothing layer so you can match your skin tone to your freckled face. Lovespun’s lovely hair for Hairology is a casual look that suits my springtime outlook and a hand full of rings from Sigifaust, made for Shiny Shabby as a gacha, completes my look.

In Bloom

Hair: Love – Hurricane [Hair] by lovespun for Love, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Rose (LeLutka Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Freckles: [theSkinnery] Freckles 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: [hh] Erin Top MAITREYA WITH AUTOHIDE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jeans: :: PM :: Dalma Pants -Pack 01 by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: L&B Triskelion Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the 100 Block *

Rings: ieQED caprice.ring.gacha by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Taken at Gates of Dreams

In Bloom

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Tilted

Tilted

I’m actually good
Can’t help it if we’re tilted

~ “Tilted” by Christine and the Queens

Tilted

Coachella is coming up, and I am pretty excited because they have a pretty good website with live performances on it. My partner in SL lives kind of close to the event so some day I hope I can actually go and mingle among the kids. (We’ll likely be the very oldest people there.) My weekly music dude, Clark at Noon Pacific, has a little page up with recommendations with a guide to Coachella, which includes Christine and the Queens and one of their songs I particularly like.

I remixed my Coachella look with some recent event items, including a darling top from Kinu Mayako for 100 Block that holds particular interest for me because I have been crocheting a lot of granny squares lately. It’s sexy and bohemian and matched Paul Lapointe’s and Bastchild Lotus’ recently redone capris, fitted to several mesh bodies. I accessorized with a darling necklace from Ors Quan and Sigifaust’s great ring gacha set that includes a texture change HUD for any and all of the rings as a rare, both available at Shiny Shabby. Glamistry recently came out with these higher than high heel boots that include a stiletto heel (which in retrospect would be impossible to wear at Coachella but look cute with this outfit).

Tilted

I chose Oytebis’ skin for Shiny Shabby because I thought the smudged eye makeup under the eyes was idea for a girl who is wandering Coachella at all hours. It’s a few long days and nights outside and who has time to attend to her makeup? The great thing about Oytebis’ skins is that she includes appliers for nearly every kind of mesh head with them as well as system skins, all in one HUD (except TMP, which you can request from the HUD). A floppy hat to keep out the sun from Rucy Byron comes with a texture change HUD and fits on Mina Nakamura’s hair perfectly. The two designers hooked up to offer this great look at Epiphany, and I am glad they did because it’s almost impossible to get a hat to fit hair—this time they did it for us!

Tilted

Hair with hat: MINA / !APHORISM! – Kate hair 02 by Mina Nakamura for MINA and Rucy Byron for !APHORISM!, available at The Epiphany *

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

Skin applier:  .:[PUMEC] :. – .:ALICE:. –  /  March \  – SKIN by Otyebis for PumeC, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ange~ Green Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: [ SAKIDE ] Hailey Top by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the 100 Block *

Capris: L&B (*Fitted* LARA) Swear – Capri Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Dream Necklace by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rings: ieQED lisette.rings by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

Tilted

The Door Ajar

The Door Ajar

I leave the door ajar
so that sometime it might
tempt you to try.

~ Traditional Flamenco

The Door Ajar

Sands Leavitt pulled a double whammy recently with a sexy outfit at Uber and a great corset at We <3 RP. I decided to mix n match the two for this stunning look. Since Sands is a game artist anyway, he gets “materials” in SL and has included the feature with his mesh pieces, which you can see from the lights bouncing off the leather of the corset and jeans. (I took my photos at the beautiful Elysion and you can see a red lamp’s light on my hip and another light on my backside, diffused on the leather texture.) The corset comes in two pieces so if you wish to forgo the top part, you can have a single sexy corset for your look. I accessorized with ankle boots from Glamistry and the gorgeous geometric gacha jewelry Mea Carnell has out for Gacha Guardians. The 100 Block is opening on April 9 and Zozicon has great nail appliers for Matreya, Omega and Slink available.

The Door Ajar

Umazuma Metaluna is releasing this smokey-eyed skin at Collabor88 this round and once again, I am blown away by the beauty of the features and the sexiness of the makeup. I admit I tinted the lip a little using the Catwa hud colors and blending it so I had a deeper lip. My mysterious eyes are Uma’s feature for The Chapter Four. I have been waiting for new eyes from her and I am not disappointed! Mirja Mills has made this lovely braid with wisps that float about the face for Hairology, which is opening April 10. It’s almost, but not quite, a Lara Croft look.

The Door Ajar

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * KRISTEN * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening April 10 *

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

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sonya (Catwa Skin Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: [Azuchi] Natasha Corset Maitreya Red by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at We Love RP *

Pants: [Azuchi] Kylie Pants Maitreya Black by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at Uber *

Nails: {ZOZ} Urban Queen Black Tip Polish (Maitreya) HUD by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Jewelry: Meva Salmi Bangle, Ring and Earrings in black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available for Gacha Guardians *

Boots: Glamistry : NEMESIA AnkleBoots – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

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

Taken at Elysion

The Door Ajar

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

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

What Me Worry?

What Me Worry?

What, me worry? I never do
Life is one charming ruse
For us lucky few

~ “What Me Worry?” by St. Vincent (with Andrew Bird)

What Me Worry?

I have nothing to worry about, especially looking as hot as I do. Start with this dress from Brittanny featured at the Black Fashion Fair, a corset dress with a great silhouette and texture, perfect for a night out. You can find this boa at the Black Fashion Fair too, from xxryvenxx in several colors with metals options for the dangly bit. A glamorous diamond necklace suits this look from Avaway at the Black Fashion Fair. Finally, studded shoes from Kenadeecole, one of her featured items for the 100 Block and discounted for the event, finish the look. Shiny Shabby is opening in a couple days and there you can find these poses from Luna Jubilee.

What Me Worry?

 

Shyla Diggs doesn’t stop stunning me with her beautiful skins, this one a set for The Liaison Collaborative. I can’t help but feel devastatingly gorgeous in this skin with the balance of a well-done eye with a muted lip and beautiful features and of course, her perfectly groomed brows, matching my ginger hair. This ginger hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s newest for the TAG Gacha, a style that comes with beard and mustache (so you can look like that “lady” who won Eurovision, I presume). To be honest, if her hair is this glamorous, she deserved to win.

What Me Worry?

Hair: Clawtooth: Lady Lulu 2 – Exquisite Reds by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, for TAG Gacha *

Skin: -Belleza- Eva TLC SK 7 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: .::MVD::. Parisienne Dress (White) by Brittanny for Malena Von Dash Designs, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Boa: *+S.F.+*  Last Night – Fur Boa White (Silver) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Necklace: Black Soul Heart_DARK BLOOD Necklace *AvaWay* by Avaway for *AvaWay*, available at The Black Fashion Fair *

Shoes: REIGN.- Bootycall Pumps (BELLEZA)-BLACK by KenadeeCole for Reign, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby (opening April 20)*

What Me Worry?

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

In art, a dress is never just a dress; nor in life either. ~ Mason Cooley

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

The Black Fashion Fair is opening tomorrow and it’s 2 sims of a lot of black. Don’t infer this means a lot of goth or darkness (though there is a little of that going on too). Imagine more pieces that are elegant, charming, versatile. For example, this gorgeous gown from Mami Jewell will be her exclusive for the fair. With a great silhouette, a low cut back behind the halter bodice, her wonderful flexi skirts and gorgeous gold accents, this is elegance personified. With glittery black nails from Autumn Amaranth and an onyx stone in a mystical gold mounting from Plurabelle Laszlo, both from the fair and some stylish heels from Glamistry, featured at Kustom 9, this outfit shows how black is the epitome of elegance.

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

Truth Hawks has thankfully come out with a new updo. Honestly, we need more of this kind of glamour on the grid and with beautfully styled curls pulled up and a wavy lock framing the face, it’s bound to be found in many ladies’ wardrobes with their favorite evening gowns. Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for 100 Block finishes off this look with her characteristic gorgeous features and beautiful subtle makeup. Remember that the featured items at 100 Block are 50% off and exclusive to the event.

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Susse Golden by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at 100 Block *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Abigail /Onyx by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Luna Nera – Necklace – gold by Plurabelle Laszlo for.Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Nail appliers: {Wicked} Peach – Mani/Pedi – Onyx – Maitreya by Autumn Amaranth for Wicked Peach, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at Pose Fair *

A Dress is Never Just a Dress