A La Calma Verde

A La Calma Verde

“Al fin, podrás ver esos ojos de mar que fluyen, se hacen espuma, vuelven a la calma verde, vuelven a inflamarse como una ola: tu los ves y te repites que no es cierto, que son unos ojos hermosos verdes idénticos a todos los hermosos ojos verdes que has conocido o podrás conocer.” ~ Carlos Fuentes

A La Calme Verde

The calm green is the essence of mid-summer and the hue of this gorgeous dress from Aikea Reiko. Aikea has mastered the art of texture and color with her sexy fantasy looks and this is no exception with swirls and paisleys reaching up from the hem of the dress. Beautifully draped I front, the dress has a plunging back, cleverly held up by a cord around the waist. (Thank you for not showing plumber butt—I am kind of over that look.) I accessorized simply with a choker from Kathya Szczepanski, available at Shiny Shabby, and a back tattoo from Amber Swallowtail (which was about the tenth tattoo I tried on).

A La Calme Verde

I had to wear Monicuzza Babenco’s applier for the LeLutka heads again. She has made this set for Shiny Shabby and I love the variations. I wore the same applier a couple days ago with a different LeLutka head and got a different look. I heard that people fear looking like “Stepford Wives” wearing a mesh head and yes, while it is noticeable that you have a mesh head on to many, not everyone looks the same. My beautiful red hair is one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s exclusive looks for Summertime. I love this elegant, effortless look.

A La Calme Verde

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Oriana” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Summerfest *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Olive by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :[P]:- Ragnhild Dress ://Yoryn by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Choker: Kibitz – Celine necklace – copper by Kathya Szczepanski for Kibitz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Tattoo: IAF Chinese Back tattoo by Amber Swallowtail for IAF

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

A La Calme Verde

The Temptation

The Temptation

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” ~ Mae West

The Temptation

I have temptation on the mind today because I recently made toffee bars with two sticks of butter and whole lot of brown sugar and chocolate and they kept beckoning me with their rich sweetness. I finally sealed them up in a container and shoved them in the freezer for Christmas but now the scemt of decadence lingers around me. Today I am show you an evening dress from Ariadne Garrigus that is itself pure temptation with its slim silhouette (belying my toffee bar binge), sequined hem and leg cut-up-to-there-and-then-some. With a simple bodice, the dress is all about that leg, and the leg shows off whatever fabulous shoes you happen to have.

In my case it’s a pair of high high heels from Siddean Munro. With an impossibly sexy wrap-around style and heels that are higher than high, these shoes are temptation itself. What is tempting is to go off and buy every shoe ever made for the Slink feet (every shoe that isn’t overpriced, that is) because you can look so gorgeous. These are Siddean’s newest shoes on her newest feet—a super high heeled foot that truly is designed for shoes only (you’d look funny wearing them separately). Siddean is selling them at Shoetopia but if you can’t get in or can’t see when you get there, she’s going to have them in her store.

The Temptation

Sawsan Secretspy keeps putting out gorgeous skins. I am wearing Donna, one of her newest skins and I love the eye makeup, especially the way it looks with Audrey Lamede’s group gift Portrait Eyes. AvaGardner Kungler is fulfilling her desire to be a jewelry maker in SL and shows us another of her beautiful designs with these earrings she is featuring at L’accessoire. And my girl, Queue Marlowe, has just issued another set of gorgeous hair using her HUD system. This beautiful romantic style is perfect for a tempting look like this one—full locks, curls and a romantic up-do.

The Temptation

“The problem with temptation is that you may not get another chance.” ~ Laurence J. Peter

Hair: AD – yeah – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Donna Sunkissed 2 RB CL by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Eyes: .ID. Portrait Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: ***ArisAris AA10 Exuberant by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Elysium earring – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’accessoire

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

Hand appliers: .::WoW Skins::. slink hand appliers Sunkissed by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink, available at Shoetopia *

Feet appliers: .::WoW Skins::. slink feet appliers Sunkissed by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Shoes: Slink Hera Wrap Heel Black by Siddean Munro for Slink, available at Shoetopia *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys