The Lie

The Lie

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ~ Pablo Picasso

The Lie

I took a trip over to one of the LEA exhibits, “Gravity is a mistake” by Eupalinos Ugajin. Apparently it’s still in construction, but it’s hard to tell what more needs to be done because it’s already a pretty cool display with all sorts of moving parts (careful you don’t get hit in the head or shoved out of the way by a moving prim while taking a photo). I wore Unitedcolorssteam’s gorgeous dress for Mesh Body Addicts, a fitmesh for several mesh bodies that includes a lace overlay on a satin underdress and has several options for texturing the lace and dress (including making the skirt completely disappear so you can wear the top with other things). It’s a lovely piece of work—especially the sheer top with pearls scattered over the bodice. Gorgeous! I paired a sexy pair of shoes from queenshop that she is featuring at Tres Chic with the outfit. They include a great HUD for texture change on the separate parts of the shoe.

The Lie

Skin Fair is still going on with only a few days left. I put on this great Omega applier skin from Shantia Soulstar under her new brand name and discovered she has the body appliers at her shop for free. I applied the skin to the mesh head from Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance and then played with lipsticks, liners and lashes to create a look I liked. I used a texture from Kuranosuke Kamachi’s beautiful dark brown hair that included golden ends to match the gold glint in the lace on my dress.

The Lie

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Madison” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: amara beauty – Kaia 05 Toffee  Omega Applier (face only) by Shantia Soulstar for amara beauty, available at Skin Fair 2016 *

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

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – honey by Constance Daehlie for #adored

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

Dress: UC_Skura_angel_dress_all in 1_Maitreya_Lara by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Nails: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Peony – Maitreya by queenshop for Empire, available at Tres Chic

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Taken at “Gravity is a mistake” by Eupalinos Ugajin

The Lie

Taking It

Taking It

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ~ Roseanne Barr

Taking It

I got my slave boy out (my male alt) and dressed him up for today’s photos because there were some great poses from Olaenka Chesnokov and Luna Jubilee and other things at ROMP I found, and I was loving my look. Start with this top from Annette Voight from ROMP, which I paired with a skirt from an outfit ValentinaEvangelista recently came out with and boots from Saki Galiazzo. Then I found these fishnet appliers from Bax to pull together the look. Mr. Alt has the sexy collar from Cheerno Destiny at ROMP and a harness that Baileymonster featured at ROMP a couple rounds ago and now has in her store. I think I made him into a right sexy pet.

Taking It

My skin news for today is Dam1710’s applier for the Catwa Annie head, a beautiful east Asian look that went on beautifully and takes Catwa’s makeup options quite nicely. I was pleased with the look of the skin on the face and body and look forward to seeing more of David’s work. My hair is a short unisex cut from Dura that just topped this look perfectly and added a sexiness to my girl that went beyond bows and ringlets.

Taking It

On Her:

Hair: *Dura-B&G*65 HAIR – DARK COLOR by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

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

Skin applier: L’Etre Skin Shop – Xiaoyu Skin [Buttermilk Tone] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes 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: [Decoy] Rosy Peek – Black Top (Maitreya) by Annette Voight for [Decoy], available at ROMP

Skirt: :V.e. Bridget Leather Mini MAITREYA FIT Charcoal by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture

Earrings: . aisling . Tortuga Princess Earrings by Druunah Esharham for .aisling

Bracelet: [Avenge] Wires bracelet – black/silver/black RARE by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at OMGacha *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fat Pack 1 Appliers by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Boots: H@S Belladonna Boots – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

 

On him:

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Bennett Non-Rigged Mesh by Tommy Fairplay for*~*Damselfly*~*

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – hairy_stubble_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Collar: [NO!Project] NeckLace SLAVE by CheerNo Destiny for No!Project, available at ROMP

Harness: [ abrasive ] Primal Studded Harness Black by baileymonster for [abrasive]

Jeans: Lenox 2015 Denim Mens by Leviathan Flux for Lenox

Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Male Feet Flat V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

 

Poses:

!bang – domme by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at ROMP *

oOo Powerful Four c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at ROMP *

oOo Powerful One c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at ROMP *

 

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

Taking It

Resolved

Resolved

“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ” ~ Anaïs Nin

Resolved

I have no resolutions to share with you today. Get my holiday decorations cleaned up, start working on eating healthier after a tasty holiday (I think I made about 500 cookies all by myself), knit up all the yarn I bought during sales, make it through the winter—those are pretty much my ideas for this after holiday time. Today is the last day of FROST and I had to sneak in one last peek with this dress from Cruella Pennell, which I really liked. With a belted waist and a wraparound style, it’s a gorgeous coat dress that would do well for a girl-next-door look like this or something more gothic. With Senzati0n Domenitzo’s boots and a pretty branched necklace from Aikea Rieko, it’s a lovely look for exploring sims.

Resolved

Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely applier for the Catwa heads is her featured skin at the Makeover Room and it’s a lovely look for the Catwa Jessica head. The eyeliner and pale pink lipstick are built into the skin so I am sure you could apply other makeups but I forewent any for this fresh, natural look. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s style for the new Fameshed, a lovely pulled-back look with bangs.

Resolved

Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Taylor Milk Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Makeover Room *

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

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: adoness : melinoe : coat : Fitted Mesh : nightfall by Cruella Pennell for adoness, available at FROST *

Necklace: :[P]:- Chais Necklace by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Boots: Essenz – Warsaw (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Isle of Serendipity

Resolved

‘Twas…–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

‘Twas…–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

‘Twas the night before Christmas….

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

It’s actually the day before Christmas and the final day of the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, and you who are fans knows what that means: a beautiful exclusive KittyCat will be given as a gift to all clickers. The lovely Snow Cap is a pretty kitty, and you can birth it like any KittyCat and breed as well.

My wonderful partner designed the coat on the KittyCat and this is what she wrote:

“We love using snowflakes as a way to decorate our winter gift cats. They remind us of the uniqueness of each individual who is in our Second Life Community. Every person we meet, like every snowflake nature makes, is completely unique!

Each snowflake on your special Kitty represents each person you will meet in your life. Every one is different, special, and one of a kind.

You will notice that there is one snowflake on the cat’s body which has a diamond on it. This is the reminder that in a world of snowstorms where you can feel like you are one of many, YOU are unique. The little snowflake in the cat’s ear also has a diamond on it, as a reminder to listen through the noise of life for those special messages that are all around is. And finally, the cat’s eyes shine like diamonds too, a reminder to see the good in each person, and offer them our best, remembering that they too are special.”

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

I brought her to the Winter Sim at Kalamata for a few photos in my own snow-white outfit. I started with this beautiful knit dress from Ilaya Allen for FROST that comes in several colors and *feels* soft and luxe. Then I added the fur bolero from Kit Ragu for Shiny Shabby, which also comes in several colors as just as a shell as you see here or with a sweater beneath that includes a texture-change HUD. Darling little mittens from PetiteAnaiis Eleonara for FROST include a special body alpha that you wear to allow your arms to show so you can remove your hands (when you are wearing a mesh body). Senzati0n Domenitzo’s thigh high boots are a sexy winter delight for this outfit and also available at Shiny Shabby.

Otyebis has made a lovely skin for Shiny Shabby that can be used on several mesh heads. I tried it on the Logo Alex and was not pleased with the outcome but on the Catwa Annie head, it’s very pretty. I spent a lot of time trying different makeups with it but opted to go with the lipstick in Catwa Clip’s HUD, dialing down the blend a bit. Empyreanforge has made a lovely seasonal necklace for FROST in both gold and silver, a festive look full of charms. Mina Nakamura has this sexy tumble of waves available at Shiny Shabby this round, available in two lengths in the box and with her great textures.

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Hair: MINA Hair – Cecilia 01 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

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

Dress: [ILAYA] Tash Knitting Dress {fatpack} by Ilaya Allen for ILAYA, available at FROST *

Bolero: ::K:: Fur Bolero Femme(No Inner) White by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mittens: :: Wretch :: Mitten by PetiteAnaiis Eleonara for :: Wretch ::, available at FROST *

Necklace: EF: Wassail Charm Necklace – Silver NS by empyreanforge for Empyrean Forge, available at FROST *

Boots: Essenz – Pennsylvania (All colors) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Bed: NOMAD // Romantic Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Flux Sur Mer *

KittyCat: KittyCatS! – SnowCap – Advent 2105 by KittyCats for KittyCats, available December 24 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at the Winter Sim at Kalamata

‘Twas…–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

And I’m almost there, I’m almost there
People down here think I’m crazy, but I don’t care
Trials and tribulations, I’ve had my share
There ain’t nothing gonna stop me now ‘cause I’m almost there

~ “Almost There” by Anika Noni Rose from The Princess and the Frog

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

We’re almost there—the end of the gifts in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Don’t worry, though, becaues the calendar will still be around through January 4, so you can still grab the gifts from every day through the new year. Mami Jewell is offering this darling cocktail dress in amethyst as her gift for today, a mesh piece that comes in the five standard sizes plus fitmesh sizes. Mine was specifically made for the Maitreya body and fit almost perfectly. She includes the mesh gloves, a netted fascinator, and a feathered neckpiece with the dress as well.

Glamistry is offering a little incentive to customers, and I think it’s a pretty dandy little gift he’s giving out. If you purchase any single color of these Parrasana heels via MP, the mainstore, or via the HUD, you can go to http://promo.glamistry.com and use the promo code ZCNAHF to get three more random colors that you don’t own added to your HUD for FREE. (Make sure you follow the directions.) The offer ends January 3 at midnight, so get over there. I did test it, and it works great. The random colors I got were pretty nice including the pinky purple I show here.

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Catwa Clip just released new versions of the Jessica and Annie heads. Make sure you go to the store and get them from the redelivery HUD. I was having all sorts of problems applying makeup and found that the updates solved all my issues. Nicole Button has created this gorgeous new skin with lipsticks and eyeshadows on separate HUDs. Her eyeshadows are rich and deep while her lipsticks are a bit flat and better worn using the fader in the Catwa HUD to decrease their intensity.

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Hair: Amacci Hair – Crish by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: Egozy.FACE.Shenty(Fair)Catwa with EGOZY.EYESHADOWS.Shenty.Catwa and EGOZY.SOFTLIPSTICK.Shenty.Catwa by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

Dress: -AZUL- Annette Dress /Amethyst by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, available December 23 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Debauch

Almost There–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 23

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Cranes to do not fear horizons
They stretch their wings and fly
Carried by the winds and led by the light,
Look at the sun,
Look at the stars

Let’s see the beauty of it all before the fall
I want it all

“Beauty” by Juliane Gabriel

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

My friend Jaynine Scarborough is about to come out with an album that includes several gorgeous songs. Jaynine is a vocal teacher and performer in Berlin, who has, for years, also performed almost weekly in SL at her Thousand Rooms. If you have had the privilege of catching one of her weekly performances, you get to hear a beautiful woman’s voice, full of humor and earthiness and melody and sensuality. The song I link above is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect this season. Please click!!

I took a walk in a place called My Magic Winter to show off this darling coat from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which opens today. It includes a texture change HUD so you can switch up the sweater, buttons, and the detachable fur collar and cuffs. I wear it with Bax Coen’s newly redone knee-high boots, made specifically for different mesh bodies like the Maitreya Lara, the Bellezas and the Slinks.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Look closely and you can see today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a pair of earrings custom-fashioned by RL jewelry artist, Bastchild Lotus. With a texture change HUD that allows variations on the metal, the charm and the beads, it’s a terrific gift! Look again and you can see around my neck the cute snowman Abraxxa Anatine has fashioned for the holiday with clickable texture change for the metal and scarf.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Umazuma Metaluna has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa heads, which I am wearing on the Annie head. With several lip options, it’s a beautiful skin to match this head. (I am wearing it bare because I loved the look without lipstick for this outfit). Viking has made this great braid set for Hairology in several versions for most versatile wearing. With rigged and non rigged pieces, you can select the pieces that fit you best. Included is a great selection of hairbase HUDs for the Catwa head, Omega or TMP.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.TRUTH.-complete by viking for no.match, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Hitomi (Catwa Applier Hud) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

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

Coat with sweater: ::C’est la vie !:: Jasmine coat(navy) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie !:: , available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: L&B Swear (LEFT) “Frost” Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available December 20 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: EarthStones Pearl Snowman Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots White/Bright Leather (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

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

Taken at My Magic Winter

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” ~ Thomas de Quincey

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

There is something so cozy about a fireplace with a fire, even if the fire is coming from candles. Cory Edo has made this cozy fireplace set for Collabor88 and these stylish chairs for Fameshed. They created the perfect scene for Barnesworth Anubis’ gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gift for today, the Kitty Campaign Stool. Now, while this was made for KittyCats, the truth is that you could use this stool for a coffee table or other décor (though my Calliekins rather likes it for herself). It’s mod so you can even put poses in it. Grab yours from the calendar!

Shiny Shabby is opening tomorrow, so I am showing a few wonderful pieces from the event. First, this knit dress from Ainaraluas comes in several colors and is a very versatile look for accessorizing. I wore Tatyana Ultsch’s fur stole for Winter Trend, a piece that fit quite nicely and includes a ton of fur variations so you can wear it with many looks. My boots are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s Winter Gacha pieces. For a small amount, you can grab a pair of one of 10 awesome colors, and they fit several mesh bodies and feet. That’s a great deal for her wonderful work.

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

I finally got the Annie head from Catwa Clip and took some time getting used to it. JourdanMcMillan is offering appliers at Shiny Shabby for the Catwa heads and I was able to mix and match lipstick and eye makeups and come up with a look that pleased me greatly. She has a sophisticated, very blushed look with a nice choice of makeups. My hair is one of Thora Charron’s newest ‘dos with the “Swish” animation included. While I was photographing this look, I could feel the breeze caress my face because of the moving lock of hair.

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19

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

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: Bold & Beauty :: Scarlet (Catwa Applier). Fatpack by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

Dress: Luas Fall Dress Blue by Ainaraluas for Luas, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stole: :::insanya::: Synthetic Fur Stole by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Winter Trend *

Boots: Essenz – Warsaw (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Winter Gacha Festival *

Décor:

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Fireplace Empty by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Haldis Holiday Tapestry by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Collabor88 *

Trompe Loeil – Xeni Armchair + Blanket PG for Fameshed by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Fameshed *

Trompe Loeil – Xeni Armchair PG by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil, available at Fameshed *

LISP – Mesh – Jewel Summer Rug – Sunset Red by Lainy Voom for LISP

kitty campagin stool by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available December 19 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Serenity Style- Winter Picnic Brownie Plate by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style, available at Shiny Shabby *

[Toiz] 7. x-mas tree deco by marinestella for [Toiz], available at Shiny Shabby *

KittyCats – Calliekins by KittyCats for KittyCats *

Divine Pleasures–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 19