A Case of You

A Case of You

Oh I could drink a case of you darling
Still I’d be on my feet
oh I would still be on my feet
~ “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell

A Case of You

Been having a few of those days lately where I just want to go home, sink into a chair, and have a glass of wine while I listen to my favorite music and relax. I feel like I am behind on a few tasks, least of which is showing this fabulous furniture, which I set up a while ago to photo. First there is this fabulous retro living room set from Froukje Hoorenbeek that includes all her fabulous animations, from purely sitting and enjoy a glass of wine to actually enjoying some time with a favorite sweetheart, smooching or more. Who knew such innocuous furniture could hold such hot thoughts?

A Case of You

Of course if I flop down on this great massage table from Tya Fallingbridge, someone may come along and give me a massage. Or not. But it sure looks beautiful and tempting in the corner of my bedroom with separate tables of towels and massage oils. This is still at Fameshed for a few more seconds so grab it while you can.

A Case of You

Tya has also made this absolutely stunning bed that includes singles and couples poses and some adult surprises. With carved tropical wood and a sheer curtain across the top, it’s a gorgeous bedroom set that she had at Liaison Collaborative and now has in her store. I put wall hangings from Trace Osterham on each side and hung a darling little mobile/lamp from Plethora in the corner.

A Case of You

My lovely dress, which I also wore for my video with Phobos, is one of Spooky Mistwallow’s lovely interpretations for this mesh dress. I particularly have loved her patterns, which are proportioned nicely on the dress. My new peeptoe pumps are Eudora3D’s newest and come with matching bracelets, sold separately.

A Case of You

Finally I have to brag about this gorgeous skin from Mochi Milena, which she has set up as a free piece for newbies and a very low price for the rest of us mortals. If anyone worries that newbies can’t get good content, they should pull them over to Mochi’s shop to grab this skin. It’s absolutely gorgeous (and ridiculously generous). My hair is lovely braided updo from Mariru Catnap that I grabbed from Fi*Friday before Hair Fair and promptly forgot about, which was a shame because it’s absolutely lovely.

A Case of You

I remember that time you told me
you said “Love is touching souls”
Surely you touched mine
Cause part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time
Oh, you’re in my blood like holy wine
You taste so bitter and so sweet

Hair: .:CHEVEUX:.F057 Browns01 by Mariru Catnap for .:CHEVEUX:.

Skin: [PF] Renee <Hazel> – Pure (dkbrow) by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – coconut by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at theCosmetic Fair Beach Party

Dress: :KR: Fabiana Dress – Memory by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Bracelets: Eudora 3D Karnamal Bracelet Copper by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS-Feet]:// Concord by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Karnamak Pumps Copper by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D *

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

Furnishings:

  • Dutchie art deco chair left by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco sofa adult by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco chair right by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco brown and blue rug by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie art deco coffee table by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie lilies by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • Dutchie Ein Windstoss by Emil Orlik by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *
  • +CONVAIR+ Airplanes! for FFL by Tobias Convair (no longer available)

 

  • Trompe Loeil – Roanna Sleigh Seat Brown With Blanket by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *

 

  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali Bed White – Adult by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali End Table – Right by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali End Table – Left by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Throw Rug by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Bali Dresser by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode*
  • Plethora – Paper Butterflies Light by PlethoraSL for Plethora
  • {theosophy} Palmerston Wall Hanging (Tuscan) by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

 

  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Insouciance Massage Bed – Adult by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Insouciance Towels Table by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *
  • [PM]Pixel Mode – Insouciance Oils Table by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *
  • Melilla Drapes by Jolie.Applemoor (no longer available)

 

  • {theosophy} Nicholaston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere) arranging
a window, into which people look (while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here) and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and from moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there) and

without breaking anything.

~ E.E. Cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand

It’s still National Poetry Month, and I am once again plying you with poetry. I can’t help it. Poetry is good for you, and this poem by E.E. Cummings was one of my favorites when I was younger. I pulled out this poem to greet spring and to show you Zaara Kohime’s latest collection, a set of bustier, jacket and pants, mesh to texture all created by Zaara herself.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

The collection is full of mix and match pieces with delightful colors and patterns, so I indulged this time and am showing you several different variations. Zaara, who is often known for her gorgeous Indian prints and beautiful patterns, once again incorporates pattern into the jackets, complimenting them with both solid and patterned bustiers. The bottoms, with a sort of loosely tied wrap look, feature Zaara’s lush shadowed textures and sheened material, evoking a rich and luxurious feel.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

It’s always exciting when Zaara comes out with new content, especially separates that can be mixed with other outfits. I tried to vary the looks here by mixing up the colors on Maxi Gossamer’s sandals, exploiting the “fatpack” she gives in her built-in texture change scripts on most of her jewelry and now her sandals.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

I also varied up the hair colors. Minami Susanowa includes several shades in her red pack, this a low and loosely tied ponytail that she is selling at The Seasons Story. Aikea Rieko’s gorgeous skin shows beautifully with the bustier, featuring the great collarbone, of course, but also a beautiful face. I swapped her various and gorgeous eye makeups for each look to compliment the colors.

Spring is like a perhaps hand

changing everything carefully…

without breaking anything.

 

Version 1:

Hair: tulip. Charlie (Reds) by Minami Susanowa for tulip, available at The Seasons Story

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Hylala by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Depth by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *blush* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *pink floral* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *peach* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: MG – Sandals – Lotus Flower Blossom 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

 

Version 2:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Candi by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *purple* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *plum* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *khaki* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Version 3:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Peacock by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *ivory sky* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *aqua* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *frost* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Version 4:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Molten by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *coal* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *kohl* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *scarlet* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Version 5:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Seasiren by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jacket: Zaara : Sana chintz jacket *indigo* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *navy* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Pants: Zaara : Mita tie-up pants *royal blue* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Version 6:

Makeup: :[P]:-Fauxe Makeup:// Peacock by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Top: Zaara : Natasha bustier *blue batik* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

 

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Branches: 8f8 – Double Young Sakura PINK (No shadow) by 8f8 for iBi, available at The Seasons Story

Wrong Side of the Bed

Wrong Side of Bed

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you sad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…
And…

…always look on the bright side
of life…
(Whistle)

~ “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Monty Python

Wrong Side of Bed

Woke up this morning after holding off a cold all night, nearly fell out of bed, tripped over the basket of laundry that needs to be put away, knocked my knee on the nightstand—all on the way to grab a phone call from a robot who wanted to tell me how to improve my credit. Awakened this way, I felt it could only get worse and, of course, I found myself with the bottom of the cereal box in my bowl—all crumbs.

The phone rang again, this time asking for a donation. I spilled the box of almond milk reaching to get it. Someone left just one paper towel around the cardboard center—I had to run to the basement to get more. And on it goes… the quotidian problems of the life—all before even logging into SL, which has its share of “spilled milk.”

Now I could turn this into a diatribe or some rant but really, why bother? Look at it this way: I have almond milk to spill, pre-crushed cereal (no chewing needed), a bed to fall back into later, and a functioning computer. It’s not been a great start so why be a glamour puss today? Why not put on something comfy and get life taken care of?

First I start with a tank and shirt from Aikeo Rieko, who is grossly generous with anything she sells. Each shirt pack includes the tank with its specific look, which can be worn alone, but also three versions of the shirt for your styling pleasure and the needed alphas. My darling pants are from Spooky Mistwallow, who sells them in a variety of neutrals for great mix and match. The butt looks good! Sandals to go with Slink flat feet are a find from Rebeca Dembo.

Wrong Side of Bed

What really cheered me up is Aikea Reiko’s skin for Skin Fair 2014. She has been refining her skins as of late and her recent offering is lovely with a neutral face for layering on many different kinds of makeups and an even, pretty skin tone. The skins come in 7 tones with all the required appliers for fun in SL. She offers such a clean palette for her many makeups, which clearly are her joy to make and which match the delightful designs of her clothing. She is offering makeups and Slink nail appliers at Skin Fair as well.

My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest, a bob with a blunt cut at the bangs (love how he shows this in the wisps of hair pushed to the side). I chose to color with a blonde that included more orange tips. I love how I can select different hair color options off his HUDs.

Wrong Side of Bed

Life’s a piece of shit, when you look at it
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true
You’ll see its all a show, keep ’em laughin’ as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And…
Always look on the bright side
of life…
(Whistle)

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

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Tyvalo by Aikea Rieko for [Plastik], available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 3) *

Eyes: !Musa! Agate Eyes Wheat by Filomena Quinnell for Musa, available at We Love Roleplay

Top with shirt: :[P]:- Evanora Shirt:// Decay with :[P]:- Evanora Tank:// Proper by Aikea Rieko for [Plastik] *

Pants: :KR: Sharona Trousers – Brown by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant  Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Sandals: _CD_Sweet Flats Brown by Rebeca Dembo for CandyDoll, available at Kustom9

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

Cheer up, ya ol’ buggah.

Plastik at the Skin Fair 2014

Wicked Woman

She is preternaturally silent, her coat swirling around her as she moves, unusually graceful in her strange platform boots. All I can feel is the susurrus of air as she circles around me, her eyes focused on me from behind the mask of her facial tattoo—wings as if from a phoenix, burning around her eyes. I can’t imagine the pain of receiving that tattoo. I wonder why she chose to get it (or didn’t choose), what brought her to this point.

Wicked Woman

Last week I was making sweet little girl outfits; this week I seem to have found my inner demon. I start with an ensemble from Bare Roses, which is the source for a whole range of inexpensive and imaginative outfits. This particular outfit comes with the usual overabundance of sculpties and dead-on details, including leg buckles and arm buckles.

Wicked Woman

I was inspired by this skin from Plastik, which is a hunt item for the Style of the 50s hunt. (Don’t ask me more about the hunt—I tripped upon it and took advantage so I could see what the big kerfluffle about Plastik skins is.) I was able to work this whole look around the skin and makeup from that set, which I like a lot for its fantasy flavor.

Wicked Woman

My boots are ankle versions of Ono Zinner’s awesome fantasy boots (which I now see don’t show in profile so you get a bonus photo).

Wicked Woman

“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Hair: *SD* AMBITION Fancy Cornrows w/ Long Loose by Akila Rondelstein for *HQ-Street Dermatology*

Skin: :[P]:-Ataciara-Chorus- Retro Chic with :[P]:- Ataciara Makeups-Tribe Leader by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Silent Heart by June Dion for Bare Roses

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Activa Ankle Boots Black by Ono Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

Clown

Sometimes I have to take on a challenge and follow through on it. I won’t specify today’s challenge, but I will lead you to Renee Lowenhart’s blog, Fabfree, for a hint.

Clowns

You know, it’s not easy making a clown skin look sexy but I kind of pulled it off with this sexy little mini and sleeves from Aikea Rieko. Her store is an amazing array of textures on finely made sexy little numbers. It’s hard to choose what you might want because she gives you such a variety. Her system textures are excellently executed; her textures very well drawn. Luckily, she was having a “Black Like My Soul” sale so the choosing was easy. (And I felt very poetic.. and emo.. snatching up all these black items for about two seconds until I got over it with happiness at finding them on sale.)

Clowns

This hair, offered by Elettra Gausman as a dollarbie, is a bright red homage to the glam-style bowl cut. As it’s only one prim, it’s low arc. It looks terrific with this skin from Wynx Whiplash that I have been sitting on for a while, waiting for a good chance to wear it. This was it!

Clowns

Written while listening to “Clowns” by Goldfrapp. (“Only clowns to play with, no balloons..”?)

Hair: *OC* Glam Hair – chili by Elettra Gausman for Orage Creations

Skin: Scary Female Clown Skin by Wynx Whiplash for ExtroVirtual

Dress: [Plastik]-Friday-Tux by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Gloves: [Plastik]-LipstickMuse-Reign by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Hat: mini top hat striped by Nonna Hedges for Details by Nonna Hedges *

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Romance Flats – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things