Hippie Babe

Is your Valentine a natural girl? You know the one—she eats organic, talks about your aura, smells like patchouli and lavender, drags you to Burning Life, glows with fresh air and sunshine.

Hippy Babe

If this is your girl, then I suggest you get down to AnaLee Balut’s place and find this set, which includes these pretty undies. Flowery but not girly, this is the kind of outfit a woman wears when she wants to let her hair down. Reflecting her love of nature and her slightly batty air, this is for a girl who is earth and air and water and fire all at once.

Hippy Babe

Hanging around our hippie’s neck is a necklace for a cause dear to her heart—Abraxxa Anatine is donating all proceeds from the sale of this beautiful piece and its matching earrings to Haiti. With its native motif and turquoise stones, this jewelry set will deliver your babe to the vortex. Add a feather in her hair from marron Vita, and she’ll be ready to crawl in a tent with you and anoint you with oils (and other stuff).

Hippy Babe

“Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes”
~ from “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by the Beatles

Hair: baby cherry by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog

Hair Feathers: [mixx]feather hair exte_01 by marron Vita for [mixx Ethnic Style]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (dark tan/br) VIP exclusive by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Underthings: Bra, string unterhose and glove without finger from ALB SUMMER set by AnaLee Balut for ALB

Necklace: EarthStones Jumoke Necklace – Larimar by Abraxxa Anatine for Earthstones

Lace: *~*Cord Armband Rt: Small/Transfer by Siyu Suen of *~*Illusions*~*

Boots: :::Usagui::: fringe boots by Usagui Noel of :::Usagui:::

Poses: From Venus and Piper by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Keen for Green

Day two of the great Valentine Day gift hintfest for you dolts.. I mean, folks who need to find things to give your beloved ladies. I am starting early on this so you have plenty of time to pile up the ideas.

Keen for Green

Day two of your shopping trip takes you to a sweet little shop owned by VNP Ninetails. Push all the way to the back room. There you will find gowns based on a common photo sourced bodice with several variations. This one can be found in about 30 colors (!). Its virtues? Well there are the many colors available. I chose this amazing olive green (which always suits a redhead). I was concerned about matching shoes to it, but it comes with the shoes! Then there is that sexy sheen to the material. Photo sourced or not, it looks hot. And check out the back. Ay caramba! Between the strappy sexiness, the dip to the derriere and then that perfectly shadowed bum, well, dang! You can’t do much better. And it’s transferable! (Yes, folks, give it as a gift!)

Keen for Green

I accompany it with copper hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. The skin is a luscious and glowing Alyson from Tricky Boucher. Look at those ripe lips and the beautifully drawn eyebrows (again, the eyebrows.. oy!) But check out the décolletage and the back. With a dress like this showing the sexiest areas, only the best will do.

Let me comment about the poses. I haven’t always mentioned them but this time I have to. I found Diesel Works at the Shoe Fair and have enjoyed Rogan Diesel’s work since. Rogan likes the female body, it’s clear, and he’s prepared to make you feel as sexy as a model as you can dare to pose.

Keen for Green

Step two for showing your honey how beautiful she is:

Hair: ETD Tiana – Copper by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 8 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress with Shoes: .::Vassnia::. Classy Pie by VNP Ninetails for Vassnia

Ring: ALB CLEO GOLDEN flowerball ring (R) hand by AnaLee Balut for ALB

Bracelet: Djinn & Tonic – Coco Blvd Bangles & Skinny Bangles by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Poses: From Venus and Piper series by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works

Romantic song for the day: “You’re the Best Thing” by Style Council

What to Wear to Burning Life, Part 1

This year again, I have volunteered to help move along the fashion portion of Burning Life, which is a very small part of BL overall, and seems kind of superfluous because no one is looking at avatars—they are looking at the amazing builds and listening to the music. However, there is a place for fashion—what people wear to Burning Man is very important. That being said, this is the first in a series (I hope) of blogs about what to wear to Burning Life this year.

BL Part 1

Today’s ensemble is based on anecdotes from RL Burners who have attended Burning Man. The playa is hot and the playa is dusty and you spend a lot of time walking around under the sun. Recommended are hats to protect from the sun, goggles in case of sudden dust storms, and socks and shoes to protect the feet from the alkaline dust of the playa. The rest is left to one’s discretion. One blog says, “Many Burners, both men and women, take the city’s self-proclaimed agenda of ‘radical self-expression’ to mean ‘wear as little as possible.’”

BL Part 1

I have chosen the brilliant Shai Delacroix’ Zambia Safari Swimsuit for the playa. With it’s utilitarian camo bottoms and delectable top, it would suit the playa just fine—light enough on top to keep me cool, tough enough on the bottom to withstand dancing, camping, and general radical self-expression.

Braids are always useful—not so much flyaway hair in the winds on the playa. And the bandanna on top of Truth Hawk’s style can serve as protection or face covering when need be. It also keeps the sweat out of my eyes. I have adorned myself with kikunosuke Eel’s (of Japan Tempura fame) beautiful new jewelry to complete the bohemian look I have going here.

BL Part 1

The boots are the most important. Fallingwater Cellardoor’s Old Boots are my favorite pair. Broken in, reliable, tough, they protect me from the playa dust better than any, and I don’t have to worry about wrecking them. They get better looking with age.

BL Part 1

Walk the playa, take in the sights, be “radically included”:

Hair:>TRUTH< Tahlia-Chestnut by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Sienna/Champagne by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Swimsuit: *Shai* Zambia Safari Swimsuit by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai

Earrings: [MANDALA] Soul Cream Earrings by kikunosuke Eel for [MANDALA]

Bangles: [MANDALA] Takara Bangle Dark Wood A and B by kikunosuke Eel for [MANDALA]

Socks: ALB JOY socks filz by AnaLee Balut for ALB Dream Fashion

Boots: (Shiny Things) Old Boots – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Please note Shai Delacroix, Kriss Lehmann, and Miabella Foxley are mounting a collection for the Philippine Red Cross for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana and Botanical and Casa del Shai are donating 50% of their proceeds. For direct donation, go to the Philippine Red Cross website.

Poid crossed over!

Feeling Purple

I was feeling a little purple today. Perhaps it was the grape jelly on my peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Maybe it was the blueberries I ate with them. Not sure, but I had to have purple.

Feeling Purple

I started with this lovely dress from Mimikri Kit. I have secretly been a fan of Mimikri’s for a while, ever since a few items in one of her satellite stores took me to her main store, which had only a few more pieces. Now she has a completely full two story boutique with imaginative and fashion forward pieces covering the walls. The print has purple and blue themes and a beautiful Asian floral print entwined with black lace. Spectacular.

Feeling Purple

Mimikri’s system pieces are exact and very well done. Though I show a dress without prims, I will attest to her great prim building abilities and her ingenuity in texturing and rearranging prims. She has been working hard on creating clothing and pushing her boundaries—you can see it as you cam from the top floor, with her older content, down to the main floor. Mimikri clearly isn’t satisfied throwing a new texture on the same old skirt. She’s pushing into new territory and learning new skills with each piece. And it looks like she’s having a lot of fun doing it.

Feeling Purple

I topped the dress with a flirty Dorothy Hamill cut from *booN. Leave it to boo Nakamura to take an old hair cut and make it new with choppy ends and a slight purple tinge.

Feeling Purple

I added AnaLee Balut’s jewelry. She does some amazing jewelry—very couture and very fun. I love how her beads float around the neck and wrist.

Shoes from Melanie Zhao and Lissa Maertens finish the look. This is a new foray for Lissa, who clearly contributed the textures while Melanie contributed the building skills. The texture was a gorgeous silky purple chinoiserie.

I did miss being able to use Melanie’s resizer script on these shoes. While they were cute, I did need to manually adjust them a bit, and I am getting spoiled from all these great shoe makers’ huds.

Feeling Purple

Purple, but not like Violet Beauregard:

Hair: *booN ERA801 hair purple by boo Nakamura for *booN

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Champagne/Iced Grape by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: Mimikri – Kiku autumn/ Dress by Mimikri Kit for Mimikri

Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet and Ring: ALB FULFILLMENT hermatit bracelet by AnaLee Balut for ALB

Shoes: !!Cattiva – Strappy – Black Orchid by Lissa Maertens and Melanie Zhao for Cattiva e Cattivo

Fresh Melon

One of the best parts of summer is a sweet melon salad. The cool greens of honeydew and sweet oranges of canteloupe mixed with a little ripe red watermelon—delicious!

That’s why this dress from AnaLee Balut is so perfect for summer. Light, flowing, and sexy at the same time, this lovely piece is a beautiful piece for mid or late summer. She has made a semi-transparent skirt attached higher on the torso as an empire waist with a sexy peek-a-boo quality to it that looks sweet while it still shows off the shape and a little skin.

Fresh melon

I am showing one of Pulse’s newest skins, the Wheat/Blush from the Valeries series. When Lorac first sent this to me, I knew it would be a winner with its sweet blush and beautiful lips plus Lorac’s unmistakable eyes.

I included the talented Ryker Beck’s Prathivi earrings and bracelet and the beautiful Dylan from Maitreya’s Hair Fair 2009 entries.

Fresh melon

Finally, I am wearing Jamie Holmer’s beautiful Bellucci shoes in Gold. I’ll admit I originally went to look a them because of the name. (Monica Bellucci is who I would want to be in an alternative life.) However, I bought them because they were strappy and elegant. Jamie has not bought into the prosthetic foot/toe craze yet, but she does have resizer scripts in these shoes (which can and should be killed when done). She was smart enough to include another pair without the scripts for people who simply don’t want the hassle. Available in 12 colors, these gems are only $325.

Fresh melon

Fruit salad, yummy, yummy:

Hair: Maitreya Dylan – Autumn by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Wheat/Blush AUB f by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: ALB LOTTA honeydew dress by AnaLee Balut for ALB

Earrings and Bracelet: :: Exodi :: Prathivi Set by Ryker Beck for :: Exodi ::

Shoes: INDI Designs – Bellucci gold by Jamie Holmer for INDI