Sing, Sing, Sing

Sing, Sing, Sing

When the music goes around,
Everybody’s goes go to town.
But here is one thing you should know
Sing sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you’re singin with a swing

~ “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing on over to Genre this month because the collective artists that make up the event are working on the theme of “Big Band Swing.” June Dion contributed with this great sleep dress, a mix of mesh and system pieces with a sexy tight fit and sleek, snazzy trim to make this dress have a touch of menswear style. Little music barrettes from Ravenna Rossini evoke Big Band style and wonderful shoes from Tiffy Vella, to be work with Slink feet, add wonderful vintage bows to the look. Elegant poses from Olaekna Chesnokov that she will be selling at Pose Fair, which opens April 19, dropped in my lap so I could pose dramatically.

Sing, Sing, Sing

I am, of course, dancing to the swing playing on the grammophone from Spooky Mistwallow, also available at Genre. I wore an old vintage standby—my favorite wavy style from Kin Keiko. A trip over to the Cosmetic Fair helped me dress up my luxe skin from Ava Grau. Deep red lips from Constance Daehlie and golden eye make up from Nikohl Hax makes my beautiful sing, sing, singer glamorous and read for the big screen.

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing swing swing swing, listen to the trumpet swing
Blow blow blow blow, listen to the trombones go

Hair: kin-Jennifer-[blonde] by Kin Keiko for Kin

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance

Eye makeup: .random.Matter. – Avanti Shadows – Gold Dust by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter., available at Cosmetic Fair

Lipstick: #adored – blossom lips – velvet – medium by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Big Band Bingo by June Dion for Bare Rose, available at Genre *

Barettes: Frogstar – Big Band Glitz Hair Clip (Gold) by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Genre *

feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eclectica Swing Shoe-Gold Suede by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Prop: =Mirage= Big Band Gramophone by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage=, available at Genre *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Fair 2014 (opens April 19) *

Rock N Roll High School

Rock'n'Roll High School

Well I don’t care about history
Rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school
‘Cause that’s not where I wanna be
Rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school
I just wanna have some kicks
I just wanna get some chicks
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school

~ “Rock’n’Roll High School” by the Ramones

Rock'n'Roll High School

A couple times a week I go over to the high school for water aerobics and when I am done, I walk through the halls and I am so amazed and excited to see the variety of looks and styles the kids have. And no one walks around with duck lips. None of the kids dress like this but I do remember “Rock’n’Roll High School” and how revolutionary it was at the time, so I made this look in tribute. Start with my guitar from Christel Morane and my lunchbox from xOLanaxO Serenity at the Luck of Irish Gacha Fair (had to sneak that lunchbox in again). Then add more glasses from Boyd Krastins for a more academic look and one of Sasy Scarborough’s new nail appliers from My Attic.

Ivy Burner has a few of these exclusive corsets left at her store—this is a limited edition and I am not sure why they weren’t gone immediately because it’s a gorgeous piece of mesh and texturing work. I topped Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ new sexy zipper pants that come with their amazing texture-change HUD (with a variety of amazing textures—these pants will be seen again and again). And oh my, look at that tush. Paul does the best ass in SL, bar none. And Circe Ishtari has put out these amazingly sexy next boots!

Rock'n'Roll High School

The whole impetus for the look was, of course, Kavar Cleanslate’s hair band hair, which he is featuring at My Attic. I think Kavar and I went to rock’n’roll high school together because the sight of this hair made me laugh and then drift back into reminiscing (during which I sang that “Reminiscing” song from the Little River Band from my childhood and then I went to find my old black Phil Collins concert t-shirt and it turned into something schmaltzy I can’t share here and then realized with horror that this is all considered “retro” now). I donned Ava Grau’s gorgeous new skin from Skin Fair, which I will be showing again, of course, because I layered on Madrid Solo’s deep cherry lips and one of the free eyeliners Nena Janus offers at Skin Fair. Thank you, Kavar, for making my week!

Rock'n'Roll High School

“Things sure have changed since we got kicked out of high school.” ~ Johnny Ramone

Hair: Exile::1985 Wild Fusion by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at My Attic *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Black Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2)

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress Red LIp Color by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) * and *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner 3 Tattoo by Nena Janus for League, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2)

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Molasses, w2) by Arkesh Baral for Mayfly

Corset: ~Sassy!~ Stamina Carbon Fiber corset – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Pants: L&B Pants “Zipp” (SM) (Tucked) – BW Leather Set by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Glasses: BNe simple glasses black/red by Boyd Krastins for Random Gear (unreleased) *

Guitar: D-Style – Guitar Gacha Punk RARE by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Lunchbox: {XO} Graffiti Dreams Lunchbox – RARE by xOLanaxO Serenity for XO Visions, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 205 by Sasy Scarborough forFlair, available at My Attic *

Boots: Tokyo.Girl . Lyke Boot . Black by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Poses by Willa Whybrow for don’t freak out!

The Speakeasy

The Speakeasy

“’Flapper’— the notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoked cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.” ~ Joshua Zeitz

The Speakeasy

A night out on the town for a few lovely young ladies during the Prohibition of the 1920s meant a visit to a speakeasy or “blind tiger.” Speakeasies were saloons where alcohol was sold and served illegally to men and women alike. While probably a hangout for women of a different class than the “flappers” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books, the speakeasy has a certain image that is nicely represented by Cory Edo’s new pub, which she is selling at FaMESHed. The bar, which includes a texture change for the stained glass window and a texture template so you can substitute your own textures, also includes separately the stools (which have various animations), and glasses and bottles, so if you fussy about your barware and libations, you can arrange them your own meticulous way. The adult version of the bar includes quite a few salacious animations for after-closing play.

The Speakeasy

I bring my speakeasy flapper to life with this darling mesh dress from Kaliope Karas, whose work I first encountered in the recent Genre. When I spoke to her, she said she liked making fashion for fun for her own role play in SL, so you can guess this dress is inspired. Being the rather literate person Kaliope is, however, she clearly researched the patterns and looks of the times and came up with this darling dress, which comes in several colors.

The Speakeasy

I embellished the look with jewelry from Tiffy Vella and this charming cloche with color change hair. The set is coordinated with the pendant on the necklace matching the brooch on the hat’s hairband, so you can pull together a rather spiffy look. Ava Grau’s sophisticated skin and piercingly green eyes from Keiba give this beauty a Scandinavian look. T-straps from Darling Monday complete this period piece.

The Speakeasy

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hair and hat: Eclectica ‘Solaria’ Cloche Hat-Cyan 2 by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Sigrid – April – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Rainforest- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: KaliKo Vintage – Flapper Party Dress – Teal by Kaliope Karas for KaliKo *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Solaria’ Necklace and Ring in Turquoise&Gold by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: fri. – Peggy.T-Straps (Jazz) Turquoise by Darling Monday for fri.day

Pub: Trompe Loeil – Dragon & Orchid Home Pub Redwood {A} [mesh] by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Heatwave

Heat Wave

We’re having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature’s rising,
It isn’t surprising,
She certainly can can-can.

She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
In such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can.

~ “Heat Wave” by Irving Berlin, as sung by Marilyn Monroe

Heat Wave

I heard it’s really hot in California, like a heat wave. I wonder what starlets wear when it’s hot out. Do they just hide in air-conditioned luxury or do they venture forth so the paparazzi can photo them? I dressed up as if I was expecting photos, wearing this lacy dress from Ariadna Garrigus that shows off all my hard work at the gym. With a black lingerie set underneath, this open work dress is perfect for a very hot day, letting in any cool breeze. High heels from Pixieplumb Flanagan (at a rock bottom price at Acid Lily—stars indeed ARE just like us) make the outfit complete.

Heat Wave

I am wearing Ava Grau’s gorgeous new skin again because it’s such a great look for blondes, especially with Kavar Cleanslate’s blonde textures, this applied to a gorgeous side-gathered look. This is his offering for FaMESHed, a gorgeous piece. My artsy jewelry is Maxi Gossamer’s product for the United Fashion Project. With Giela Delpaso’s nails, it’s a great look.

Heat Wave

Gee, her anatomy
Makes the mercury
Jump to ninety-three.
We’re having a heat wave,

A tropical heat wave,
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can.

Hair: Exile::Where We Belong – Dark Blondes by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Sigrid – April – Blonde Brows – Small Cleavage by Ava Grau for Glance Skins

Makeup: [mock] Cosmetics Sienna Lipstain (1) (Lip only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K. cosmetics *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – blue 2 by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs93 Al-Yazira by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Sunglasses: [glow] Studio – Hepburn – Sunglasses by Linka Demina for [glow]

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Rings – Pirouette Orbit – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at United Fashion Project *

Nails: Nailed It – Pastel Set – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: BM Ultimate Daria Black by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey, available at Acid Lily

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Speed of Dark

Speed of Dark

I confess, I confess
I have been tempted tempted
I want it, I want it
Dangerous

~ “Speed of Dark” by Emiliana Torrini

Speed of Dark

A great song for a great look. Starting with this studded nightclub dress from SamanthaSJones (a limited edition so get it quick if you like it), I put together a look that will take me through the speed of dark. I accessorize with Maxi Gossamer’s great jewelry for FaMESHed. I am wearing a pair of Nuria Augapfel’s and Claire Messenger’s great newer shoes. They come with their web-based skin matching system and four versions of the shoe all in one hud—with peep toes and without, with straps and without. These shoes are sex on two legs.

Speed of Dark

I broke down and got Ava Grau’s fantastic newer skin, which looks fantastic with blonde hair. I love the subtlety of the makeup and the shape of the brows and lips. I have added an eyeliner from Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs to dress it up. My gorgeous blonde hair then is Kavar Cleanslate’s contribution for the Arcade, a side-swept wavy mane of hair that flows over the shoulder. Pump a few linden into his machine and see what you get—his textures are always gorgeous.

Speed of Dark

Before I finish this blog, I want to make a confession. Because of a glitch in the new materials viewing, the shoes by people like Gospel Voom and this great pair from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger are showing up with a horrible glitch. When the “Advanced Lighting Model” is checked, the alphas blending the ankles of these shoes into the skins of the avatar frame show up dark. In other words, the alphas don’t work. This is NOT a flaw in the creation of the shoes—it’s a viewer problem, based on choices LL made in how the textures render. I can not avoid this problem by turning off Advanced Lighting without losing shadows and all sorts of other depth I enjoy. Therefore I AM touching up the ankles in my ham-handed way on photos in this blog.

I have spoken to Gospel Voom about this in depth. At first, his CS claimed there was nothing he was going to do about it and blew it off but a personal conversation with him gave me a much more satisfactory answer. He will be looking into how to work around the problem but the problem is a thorny one for all creators employing the alpha to blend the ankles. Since I am guessing a lot of people still don’t use Advanced Lighting, I am not going to worry about how I look to others. The work around is turning off the blending for the Gos shoes (which leaves a noticeable-to-me joint) And I will put up with seeing the glaringly obvious stain around my legs for now.

And I confess my touch-up to salve my guilty soul and to help anyone who sees this glitch from going nuts wondering what they could do to fix it as I had.

Speed of Dark

Life is just a flicker in the universe
Ooh under the stars we’re indestructible
(It’s just a flicker in the universe)

Hair: Exile::Just a Reason by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Arcade *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Sigrid – April – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins *

Makeup: -Belleza- Eyeliner 1 by Shyla Diggs for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Counting Stars Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Fashion Limited *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet – Octavia by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Shoes: N-core CUORE “Black” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Finally, my girl and her partners made a wonderful gift for Firestorm to celebrate their 3rd birthday. This adorable FireKitty is available, one to a clicker, from Firestorm and KittyCatS. Fully functional, it’s non-breedable and non-transferable and will live forever, cuddling, saying silly things to you, and looking cute. They have included in the package a coupon for a free live kitty if you want to try breeding and feeding.  Read where to get one on the Firestorm blog.

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