Patina

Patina

“[P]atina itself is worth appreciating. Patina is the value that age puts on an object…. It is experience, maturity, the soft sheen of time. Patina wasn’t present at the spanking-new creation. It comes from a life lived.” ~ John Yemma

Patina

Split Screen Installation is back and running under Dividni Shostakovich’s curation (yay!) and he has Rebeca Bashly’s piece, Chronophobia, up right now. It’s an awesome piece (as in fills one with awe) with pantina’d skeletons on crumbling pedestals high up in the air. This is why mesh is so great to have in SL—we can have art like this. I wore a dress from Faullon for Shiny Shabby, a sexy mesh clingy number that has a great texture over a great shape. Sometimes hips in mesh dresses are squared off but not this one—all luscious curves and fits like a glove over my Maitreya body. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s lace up high heels from Whore couture add some sexiness without sleaziness and Maxi Gossamer’s pearls for Fameshed finish the look with a touch of class.

Patina

AtomicSparkle Skytower will be at Skin Fair this year with her fabulous skins for system faces and mesh bodies. I love this beautiful look with a luscious skin on the body (though I am hiding quite a bit) and a perfectly made-up face to which you could add makeup layers. Mirja Mills is offering this beautifully flowing, pulled to the side hair for Hairology when it opens on the 10th. This dark blonde tint is gorgeous, I think.

Patina

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MAGNA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening March 10 *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-Alexia-Sun-Nude-Lt by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE*, available at Skin Fair, opening March 11 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: RAMA – Luana Suede Asymmetric Dress ‘Peanut’ Maitreya Lara by faullon for RAMA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tranquilla Pearls – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Verde (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Photos taken at Split Screen Installation Space: Chronophobia by Rebeca Bashly

Patina

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Leather Power

Leather Power

My uniform is leather and my power is my age. ~ KISS

Leather Power

When I don leather, even in SL, I feel a sudden surge of power. Not sure what it is—wearing the skin of an animal, the smell, the squeak. Today I feel especially powerful as all the pieces I wear were made for the Maitreya Lara body and fit perfectly so I spent less time adjusting my shape and alphas and more time playing. Start with the corset top from Tatyana Ultsch, which comes with a texture-change HUD with an assortment of colors for the main leather (belts always black). Then add the harness mesh pants Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus just released, especially fitted to the body. With their elaborate HUD, you can change the color of the main leather, the color of the harness, and the metal. I clicked around to find a look I liked then put on Glamistry’s higher than high heeled pumps with their own brilliant clicky texture-change HUD. Accessories like the color from Sora Tatham at Shiny Shabby and Tatyana Ultsch’s cuffs complete this look.

Leather Power

I donned one of AtomicSparkle Skytower’s newer skins with brows and lips and used her body applier to fit everything together. With Audrey Lamede’s new eyes for The Men’s Dept, I think I made a pretty but intense look, which is what you want your best leather-wearing powerful woman to have. Jourdanmcmillan’s sexy side-swept hair, on which I applied an ombre texture, completes the look perfectly.

Leather Power

 

Hair: RAMA x B&B Hair :: Magda. by jourdanmcmillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-MILA-Sunblush-Lt-Rokk with *Verve* Mila-Brow-Black and *VERVE* Mila-Lip-Plum by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Hairbase: KMADD Hairbase (tintable) ~ The Core by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Gray by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Corset: :::i::: Overbust Corset – Maitreya Lara by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Pants: L&B S’Wear  (*Fitted* LARA) “Harness” Leather Pants by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Collar: ::GB:: Zoe circle choker female by Sora Tatham for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby

Cuffs: :::insanya::: Captive Cuffs Arm by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Leather Power

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Blue eyes
Baby’s got blue eyes
Like a deep blue sea
On a blue blue day

Blue eyes laughing in the sun
Laughing in the rain
Baby’s got blue eyes
And I am home, and I am home again

~ “Blue Eyes” by Elton John

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s got all blue, starting with this elegant and sexy mesh dress from NataPorolo for Shiny Shabby that includes a clever fade to translucent hem and a stylish wrapped and ruched bodice. The texture is great and the mesh is nicely rigged. I wore it over the Belleza Venus body after a few adjustments to my shape and it fit perfectly (however notice my thin legs—reduced the muscular setting). I accessorized with Monica Outlander’s lovely pieces for her gacha at Shiny Shabby and slipped on wickedly high and ridiculously sexy shoes from Glamistry that he is featuring at Kustom9 with his incredible texture change HUD.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

AtomicSparkle Skytower has been making skins in SL for quite a while and now she is coming up to speed with appliers soon to come out for the Belleza and Maitreya bodies to match her skins and the Slink hands and feet appliers she already has. I tested her Belleza applier and it looks darn good, especially with this gorgeous skin that comes with tattoo makeups so you can switch up your look. My wild hair comes courtesy of Kavar Cleanslate for the Festival of Sin. I used his handy HUD to get a dark hair and then added blue streaks. He has some brilliant mixed color looks and fantasy colors as well. And the aforementioned blue eyes are from Ikon Innovia, his beautiful exclusive for Shiny Shabby with system eyes and his great HUD system for mesh eyes.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Hair: Exile::Out of the Ruins by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Festival of Sin II *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-ANA-Tan-Dk-Feline with *Verve* Ana-Brow-Black and *Verve* Ana-Lip-Fudge plus *VERVE* Tattoo – HairBase – Dark by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V3 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: TETRA – Pyramid Dress (Azure) by NataPorolo for TETRA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Miamai_Flora Cuff_02 and Miamai_Flora Earring 02 by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Fall 2015 Metals (slink) Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Black Tie

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Pink Funk

Pink Funk

There is definitely something sexy about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants. ~ Eliza Dushku

Pink Funk

LeeZu Baxter does it again—making something so drop-dead sexy that I can only stare at myself. First the top, which was released a couple weeks ago. She combines a drapey bodice barely clinging to the body, held on by a zippered collar and wonderfully textured in her inimitable way. Then there are the leather pants, integrated with the boots and textured with a stylistic contrasting leather. Honey, does my ass look TOO wonderful in these?

Pink Funk

Atomicsparkle Skytower has released a new set of skins. One of the more beloved skin makers on the grid, she offers this set with its full lipstick on tattoo layers. I opted to don a full wavy style from Queue Marlowe, who keeps threatening to come out with more hair soon (once she recovers from her whirlwind trip to Europe). My eyelashes, from Viola Leigh, have little specks of glitter.

Pink Funk

Look at these boots once more. Rowr!

Pink Funk

Not sure I am ever taking them off ;)

Hair: AD- dive black by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: AtomicBambi-Tania-Pale-Dk-Blush with AtomicBambi Tattoo – Tania Lip – DUSTY PINK by Atomicsparkle Skytower for Atomic Bambi *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Eyelashes: Eyelashes -20- DiamondDust *REDGRAVE* by Viola Leigh for Redgrave

Top: [LeeZu!] Cloe Top /champagne by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Pants with Boots: [LeeZu!] Florentine High Heel Pants /pink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Tattoo: AITUI TATTOO – Zodiac – ASF Taurus I by Jesseaitui Petion for AITUI

Nails: (complate/R) Hand size 20 [MANDALA]Milky Nails/White and (Nail Only/L) Hand size 20 [MANDALA]Milky Nails/White by Kikunosuke Eel for [MANDALA]

Bracelets: !COMPLATE(L)[MANDALA]Milky Way Bangle/Polly white (worn on left forearm), D(R)[MANDALA]Milky Way Bangle/white (worn on right upper arm), and G(R)[MANDALA]Milky Way Bangle/white (worn on right forearm) by Kikunosuke Eel for [MANDALA]

PS Great thanks to IG, who helped me tune up my blog a bit. I’ll be back for more ;)

Change of Heart

Well, I guess you must have had a change of heart
You don’t treat me like you did at the start
Your campaign of love was quite a work of art
Now I guess you must have had a change of heart

~ Change of Heart by Teddy Thompson

Cowboy Take Me Away

Melancholy country and western songs are my secret pleasure. A little Teddy Thompson or Mavericks or Alison Krauss, and I am pleasantly emo. Then I want to wear somethign a little country, a little bohemian. A trip to Twill Tymet’s place finds a great off-the-shoulder sweater and a tie-dyed skirt with belt to make this bohemian girl’s heart melt. The skirt is fantastically made from what looks like a photosourced texture (that it isn’t instantly apparent to me shows that it’s nicely done) and topped by a nicely engraved two-buckle belt.

Cowboy Take Me Away

AtomicSparkle Skytower and her incredibly long name make my face new and fresh with a matte makeup that was offered for the Black Friday sales through the Skin Addiction group. I bought the fat pack—I couldn’t resist. What most attracted me were the eye shadows and the even tone of the face. While the lips are still a little overfull (I tried to use the sliders to cut them down with no luck), they have a really nicely done matte look.

Cowboy Take Me Away

Written while listening to Teddy Thompson sing “Take Care of Yourself” and “Change of Heart”:

Hair: >TRUTH< Gwyneth Streaked – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<*

Skin: AtomicBambi-Sara-Sunblush-Rd-Cleo by AtomicSparkle Skytower for AtomicBambi

Top: Boho baku teal off shoulder knit sweater by Twill Tymets for Boho Baku

Skirt: Boho Baku~ Seaweed tye dye skirt set by Twill Tymets for Boho Baku

Jewelry: MTP Ladies Santa Rosa set by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Boots: J’s WesternBoots by JB Gazov for J’s

Lush Summer

The summer is peaking now with lush greenery and smells. Oh, have you ever smelled that beautiful piquant smell from a fuzzy tomato plant or the metallic gray that hits your nose right before the downfall or the sweet scent of clover in the warm summer dusk? Ah.. summer.

Lush Summer

I have slipped on a cool kaftan from AtomicSparkle Skytower. A skin maker, of course, has the chops to make good textures, and AtomicSparkle proves it. The textures on her set of dresses are just luscious—nicely shadowed, sexy where they need to be. The only concern I have is with the attachment of the skirt. She has it on the stomach—I moved it to pelvis. It somehow survives the “lime jelly” test better, though prims still pop out. (This is the test in which one puts their avatar into the lime jelly dance to see what pops out.)

Lush Summer

I wear Monicuzza Babenco’s RFL donation skin. Its glowing tan and gorgeous makeup just works with this dress and with the whole idea of summer. I really felt as beautiful in this makeup as Monicuzza promises. My soft hair and flower are from Parvarti Monday.

My tootsies are happily encased in Nardya Rousselot’s flat sandals with the amazing prim toes. (Somehow flat shoe prim toes always turn out ugly.. these aren’t.. so cute!) A brilliant part of the shoes are the color change gems. Click and you get a menu with a choice. I chose malachite, of course.

Lush Summer

In summer, the song sings itself. ~ William Carlos Williams.

Hair: fri. – Marie – Moody Brown and fri. – Marie Hair.Flower by Parvarti Monday for fri.day

Skin: *YS & YS* Marilu RLF Leaf by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS

Dress: [[[ SWANSONG ]]] Breeze Kaftan (Lime) by AtomicSparkle Skytower for [[[ SWANSONG ]]]

Sandals: NX-Nardcotix MANA Vixie Nutmeg by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *