Everything’s Coming Up Roses

You’ll be swell! You’ll be great!
Gonna have the whole world on the plate!
Starting here, starting now,
honey, everything’s coming up roses!
~
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” as sung by Ethel Merman

Everything's Coming Up Roses

I know an Ethel Merman song is a bit bold for this lovely look but the point is flowers are starting to come up for the spring—in this case in one of Aradhana Voight’s new spring dresses. It’s great to hear Aradhana is back in SL and selling designs and this lovely dress is surely welcome this spring. My blush-colored flats with their big bow are perfect for this dress—more of Fallingwater Cellardoor’s amazing work.

Everything's Coming Up Roses

My skin is a subtle and pretty offering from Ziekling Bunnyhug. It’s pretty and minimalist, which probably means it takes tattoo make up layers well,but I am showing it here au naturel. My hair is a lovely new spring ‘do with color change blossoms from Truth Hawks.

Final note… I rarely mention non-fashion things, but I am a HUGE Dahlia Lithwick fan. Dahlia is a senior editor at Slate and an amazing writer about the courts in the US. She will be appearing in SL at Virtually Speaking for her second time to discuss recent Supreme Court decisions, including one about broccoli. If this interests you in the least bit, come to Virtually Speaking tonight (May 15) at 6 pm slt (9 pm EST) or listen live on BlogTalkRadio. You can ask questions and speak to her. (I even got to say hello to her in voice.)

Everything's Coming Up Roses

And nothing’s gonna stop us ’til we’re through!
Honey, everything’s coming up roses and daffodils!

Hair: >TRUTH< Eden – night by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Esk-Imo Female Skin #9 – Fair A by Ziekling Bunnyhug for Esk-Imo, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: :Mashooka: Naina dress {rose} by Aradhana Voight for Mashooka *

Earrings: aluinn- Bound pearls- Rose earring by Bratty Slade for aluinn

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Charlottes – blush (left) by Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things) *

Interested in Virtually Speaking? Send Widget Whiteberry a note or IM in SL and get on her list. She works incredibly hard on this program and they have amazing guests—James Fallows, Juan Cole, etc. It’s really quite extraordinary, and it’s in SL!

Are You Here

There is a distinct theme running through my blogs lately. Do you get it yet?

Tuberoses

To continue the theme, I show this glorious dress by pixivor Allen. This beautiful piece is a combination of a cabbage rose print and black lace—a provocative and elegant mix. The dress comes with a train, a larger skirt and then this thin silhouette, which I prefer as the larger pieces show alpha texture conflict. The dress comes with shoes (which are hidden but there are there are quite cute—trust me). And with that, it’s a good buy.

Tuberoses

I write about and show Truth Hawks’ hair a lot. He sends me his new releases—I choose to use them in my blog as they suit. The thing is that they often seem to suit. The textures are really well done (check the wisps off the curls on this hair), the styles are versatile and usable (sometimes coming with color changing bows or ribbons as this one does), and they are fairly priced. I am pretty strict about not putting in my blog anything I wouldn’t consider a good value. Truth’s work suits my criteria.

Tuberoses

And he comes to lay me down in a garden of tuberoses/ When he comes around there’s nothing more to imagine /Just tuberoses/ Tuberoses ~ “Are You Here” by Corinne Bailey Rae

Hair: >TRUTH< Nadia – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress including Shoes: (AlaFolie) FLORALIE 1 by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

Necklace: aluinn- Bound pearls- Rose Necklace by Bratty Slade for aluinn

Ring: (Elate!) Pink Rose Ring by Kellie Iwish for Elate

What to Wear to Burning Life, Part 2

As part of an ongoing series here (well ok, this is the second post.. we’ll see if it’s a “series”), I am bringing post number two to you about what to wear to Burning Life.

What to wear to BL, Part 2

To review: wear socks and comfortable shoes because the playa dust can get to you and you’re walking around a lot. What was not mentioned is that it can get cold on the playa at night, so layering is always suggested.

What to wear to BL, Part 2

This is a pretty conservative look for the playa. With this great leather blouson red jacket from AIR Winx and the simple V-neck tee from cocoro Lemon, this look really could work anywhere. I am wearing my FAVORITE jeans from Kazu Pinklady. If someone could wear out pixels, I would have done it with these jeans, I have worn them so many times. (You may see transparencies in the jeans soon…..)

What to wear to BL, Part 2

I put on Bratty Slade’s necklace and bracelet to dress it up. Just cuz you’re casual doesn’t mean you have to be plain.

What to wear to BL, Part 2

Finally, and that is what this whole blog is about—the shoes. I got these beauties from a new designer, Magnifico Muggins. A lovely Austrian woman, Magnifico is entering SL in a big way with a full line of boots and shoes. This is just the tip of the iceberg. This sweet little sneaker includes a hud with color changing so you can switch the look of the entire outside. This black and red combo suited me really well. But there are some other great color combos. Available for women and men! (You are gonna see more from this lady in this blog soon.. I am digging her work.)

What to wear to BL, Part 2

For a walk on the playa:

Hair: Uw.St  Marina-Hair  type-A  size-L   red brown by Din Raymaker for Uw.St

Skin: Pulse Skin – Climax/Valeries T2 Champagne BRN by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Jacket:*ARGRACE* Leather Blouson  Woman  (Red) by AIR Winx for ARGRACE

Top: *COCO*_V-neckTee_Black by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Jeans: Jeans_Long_DarkGray_SlimFlared_Ver1.0 by Kazu Pinklady for Kazu Pinklady

Necklace and Bracelet: T-aluinn-Arion Necklace and Bracelets by Bratty Slade for Aluinn

Shoes: z [mm] Sneakers Hunter special by Magnifico Miggins for Magnifico