When Spring Comes….

When Spring Comes...

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

When Spring Comes...

When spring comes, and undoubtedly it will because a hyacinth in a pot on my dining room table is belling her fragrance and telling me excitedly that spring is coming, some day, soon. My bike is sitting out in the garage, orange and bright blue and hopeful. My gardening clogs are lying obediently by the back door, biding their time. It’s going to come, spring is, I know it.

And when it does I will be damn happy, as I am sure anyone will. This dress from Amberchaudry Corpur reminds me of that happiness with its pastel colors and glittering lines. In shadows, the alphas in the skirt don’t do the dress the greatest favor but in the light most would wear this—unshadowed—it’s quite pretty, and quite a deal at the Designer Showcase. I also got my pink and pretty nail appliers at the Designer Showcase, from S1nful Viper, who features several pastel sets. My bracelets feature materials from Maxi Gossamer.

When Spring Comes...

I rather adore the new skin from Izzie Button that she is offering at the Liaison Collaborative. She offers appliers in her store for all her skin tones and a set of makeups with this skin, which is beautiful and sexy in the best ways. My updo is one of Mirja Mill’s gorgeously created buns with the great hair base. It looks so sleek and so sexy this way. And earrings are Plurabell Laszlo’s offering for I <3 Role Play. They can be used with any outfit that needs a touch of spring.

When Spring Comes...

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~ Anne Bradstreet

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SHELLY * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Izzie’s – Maci Skin sunkissed LB with Izzie’s – Maci Eyeshadow pink and Izzie’s – Lipstick soft rose by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Liaison Collaborative

Eyes: [Brixley] Haze Eyes – indigo by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: [[ Masoom ]] Veera gown by Amberchaudry Corpur for Masoom, available at Designer Showcase

Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Cassis Earring by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at We <3 Roleplay *

Bracelets: MG – Bangles – Sparkly Pearl Cuff – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Nail appliers: SB: Amore Polish Slink Nails by S1nful Viper for Sansa Bella, available at Designer Showcase

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Cherish GOLD by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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Hindsight

Hindsight

“Life is all about ass. You’re either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it, or trying to get a piece of it.” ~ Stephen Jolly

Hindsight

Today it’s all about the ass.. well the new “Cute Azz” from CK Winx. This is the follow-up to the very popular Phat Azz that has proliferated across the grid, amazing some and well frankly, disgusting others. The Cute Azz is meant to be a toned down and improved version of the original and in this respect, it is. The derriere is smaller and the legs are more shapely and proportionate. It’s definitely not nearly as outrageous.

Hindsight

So I ran out and got it—I couldn’t help myself this time. It really is silly to be mod of a skin group without knowing some of the products people ask about, and well, I was curious after seeing some photos. The photos you see here compare my Harper shape as I customarily wear it against wearing the Cute Azz. I will note that to make the mesh look better on me, I did lower my body fat and belly to 0 as suggested, both of which are above 0 on Harper’s shape. I also increased the hip width and length slightly to make the mesh piece look more proportionate on me.

(Let me interject here with a big hint to all you fashionistas out there: rigged mesh pieces can be made to look better on you when you fiddle with your shape. For the Azz, it responded to changes in hip width and length. For Slink hands, I STRONGLY encourage you all to increase your hand size to 30 or 40 because your regular hands will look like T-Rex hands when you wear the mesh. Do not be so attached to the numbers that you end up looking freakish—they are sliders with arbitrary numbers, not a remark on your own personal value.)

That being said, I found the Cute Azz with the thicker thighs to indeed have an appealing curve on the fronts and backs of the thighs and the calves. I didn’t care for the skinnier legs on the regular one.

Hindsight

What really put me off, again, was that ridiculous thigh gap, which I first saw in a pair of Maitreya pants, and which shows up on both Azzes. Though it’s a RL fashion, it’s been written down by such august fashion institutions as Cosmopolitan because it puts ridiculous body image ideals on women. It’s really got to stop—most women don’t look like this and most of us don’t want to. Additionally, the gap causes the ass itself to have a funny peak to it which you can see in the photos comparing my system shape to the mesh butt. It’s really odd and not in line with how a truly luscious lady’s butt looks.

I believe it’s possibly a function of how mesh works on our avatars—I see lots of gaps under arms, between legs, etc. It’s a really unfortunate result. I challenge CK Winx to get rid of that gap on her next revision.

Hindsight

I concluded, after trying it out, that I can live with Harper’s regular shape for most purposes. I can see the appeal of the thicker thigh piece for certain shots that would accentuate the legs but it’s such a minor difference, I can’t see the point.

Let me give a rundown on the fashion here. I saw this outfit from Amberchaudry Corpur that included a Phat Azz applier at the Designer Circle and thought it would be ideal for a sexy look. I dressed it up with a  hip chain from Maxi Gossamer that I love and which includes sizing on all axes, so you can make it hang just right. Boots from Syntella Rhapsody fit my bootiliciousness and Aida Ewing has included appliers for everything with her new skin at the Season’s Story, where this great hair style from MissAllSunday Lemon is also being offered (and great to get if you can swim through the lag).

Hindsight

Hindsight is 20/20.

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Flaming cherry by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Season’s Story *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia – 05 E with -Glam Affair – Magenta – Asia tone ( Cheeks ) 01 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Season’s Story *

Eyes: Madrid Solo- System Eyes- Green Realm by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo

Jacket: [[ Masoom ]] Roza jacket by Amberchaudry Corpur for Masoom, available at Designer Circle

Jeans (with applier) and top: [[Masoom]] Roza jeans black by Amberchaudry Corpur for Masoom, available at Designer Circle

Necklace: [7891.] Geranium Necklace – Silver W\Stones by l3ight33 for 7891, available at

Hip chain: Hip Chain – Babette – FULL SET – Curvy – BLACK – V1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Nail applier: Nailed It – Slink – Raw Nostalgia Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It*

Butt: *L.inc* Cute Azz by CK Winx for *L.inc*

Boots: 7E Affinity (R) *SE* by Syntella Rhapsody for Seven Exits *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *