Soup Season

Soup Season

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” ~ Moliere

Soup Season

It’s the last of photos taken in Barnesworth Anubis’ house. The event has already switched over but this was such a fabulous place to showcase the great pieces I have recently acquired. Finally we’re in the dining room, where the centerpiece is Kalie Firelyte’s sexy dining set for ROMP. Now, typically this may not seem so sexy but it includes several animations in chairs and table that makes it sexy. A very innocuous piece can suddenly become amorous with the right person (especially if you thought you wanted to do it in every room of the house). I decorated with various pieces from gachas at Shiny Shabby, including some darling pieces like the photo hanger from AnaisTerpallie and DanielEstro, the garlands and side table. Jake Vordun does some great work and he’s featuring a picture perfect chandelier at Shiny Shabby and I found pieces from Jammeh’s gacha to make perfect side pieces. Thanks again to tastemaker Sabein Streeter, who organized my stuff and placed a lot of it. All I had to do was go in and put the final touches.

Soup Season

The story is about soup because it’s on my mind a lot. I have made Mark Bittmann’s chunky vegetable soup three times now in the past couple weeks (as delivery of my CSA boxes winds up for the season), and today we had a carrot squash soup with ginger that my mom made. A ratatouille will no doubt make it to the table because there is an eggplant and a box of thyme on the counter. (When did this turn into a cooking blog?)

I put together this casual look with Miffyhoi Rosca’s cuddly soft knit mesh dress as the centerpiece and Darling Monday’s boots as the accompaniment. Available in several autumn-pretty colors, the dress includes a HUD for changing the belt color, so I was able to match it to my boots. Queue Marlowe’s beautifully wavy, side-caught ponytail is a lovely top for this casual look. Umazuma Metaluna made actual system skins for Chapter Four, a lovely set with her characteristic moles and finely-groomed brows. I added Constance Daehlie’s pale lipstick to the look to accentuate my soup warmed blush.

Soup Season

Hair: AD – september – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Nicky – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Lipstick: #adored – slayer lips – barely by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: =Zenith=Autumn Long Dress (Blue) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Philippa earrings – Cobalt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Bangles: *YS&YS* Antibes Brac Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Buck) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Décor:

  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Garland by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Chair by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Photo Frame – Light by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Chair (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Table by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Setting (Clean) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • {what next} Winter Harvest Soup Tray by Winter Thorn for {what next}
  • Con.&floorplan. framed poster / aeronautique by Tegin Serin and Wavie Haller for Consignment and floorplan *
  • AF Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

Soup Season

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket

Good Morning!

I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. A lot of my mornings are spent still sleeping or reluctantly greeting the day. It’s a fresh start, though, and a great chance to start anew. Shiny Shabby starts another round today and with it come some fabulous new creations, as you see here. One thing I like about the event is the switch from “shiny” to “shabby,” the combination of sleek and new and decorative and old. As always, the décor is top notch, and I put out several pieces from this round to start the day off. Gachas from 22769, Zerkalo and NOMAD will fill your living space with beautiful pieces, including NOMAD’s rare bed with single and couples’ poses. Convair and keke also provide great décor sets, which can be pulled apart for different decorative looks.

Good Morning!

One of my favorite old school designers, Solange Cerveau, is back on the grid with some great sexy mesh pieces. Debuting at Festival of Sin II are skimpy mesh tops with texture-change HUDs that have been created to fit Slink and Belleza mesh bodies and regular avatars. I am so excited Solange is back! Apple May, another old school SL designer, is offering this cute denim mini at Shiny Shabby, also with a texture-change HUD for the belt. Little flat sandals from Hautecouturedesign are exclusives for the Cool and Vintage Fair, opening in a couple days, and Mea Carnell has created a lovely flowered jewelry set for the Cosmopolitan Room.

Sawsan Secretspy is featuring this lovely skin at Swank, and it matches all her appliers, including the Maitreya and Slink that I needed for this look. Two clicks and I was all set! I hunted down Funeral Plutonian’s dreamy eyes at Kustom 9 and donned a side braid from Kuranosuke Kamachi with its beautiful blonde textures.

Good Morning!

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Adley” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Vanny Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Swank *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Azul Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom9

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Top: Solange – BLUE Sophia Top (Belleza Isis Natural) by Solange Cerveau for Solange!, available at Festival of Sin II (opening August 22)*

Skirt: Cassie Skirt (Belleza – Isis) – Light by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby*

Jewelry:  Meva White Flower Necklace 1 and Meva White Flower Bangle right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Poute- Ariel Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute, available at the Vintage and Cool Fair (opening August 21) *

Décor:

  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Mannequin by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Draped Stool by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Newspapers by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Rug – White by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • +CONVAIR+ Bauhaus Lamp by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ keke ] vase with flower – grey by Kean Kelly for [ keke ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Bed RARE by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*

Good Morning!

Sheena

Sheena

Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
They’re ready to go now they got their surfboards
And they’re going to the discotheque Au Go Go
But she just couldn’t stay she had to break away
Well New York City really has is all oh yeah, oh yeah
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now

~ “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” as done by the Ramones

Sheena

A punk look is what I needed to have today because of this new jacket from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus, which includes a set of great designs for the back and of course, the add-on tank. The jacket has been made to fit the Maitreya mesh body as well as including all the standard sizes, and it’s rigged just perfectly to the body. I am wearing teeny tiny little shorts from Kinu Mayako that she is selling at the Thrift Shop for 50% off (as everything there is) and applied leggings from Tatyana Ultsch. Light blue boots from Moonbubble Gothly complete the look.

Sheena

My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest for Collabor88. All her skins for this round have parted lips, and I struggled with that. It’s very hard making the mouth look natural, in my opinion, and not making the avatar look like a mouth breather. I think, I hope, I managed to make the right tweaks to my face to make this skin attractive. My hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s newest for Collabor88. I opted for the bright blue color to pop the look, and I fit Mayhem Seetan’s funky, jewel-encrusted headphones from On9 over the hair to just amp up this punk look with Maxi Gossamer’s almost vinyl platter necklace from Collabor88 as accessory. If you’re trying to get into Collabor88, give it a few days.

One more wonderful thing has come up: Thora Charron has made mesh lashes that fit both the LeLutka mesh heads and the system body. I have not tried them on the heads–in order to make lashes work on the heads with the competing makeups, some special things have to happen which I won’t explain here. However they look fabulous with a system head and fit me perfectly with very little editing. Your mileage may vary.

Sheena

Hair: Clawtooth: Live Free – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Simone – Clouds (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Buzz] Aura Eyes – Storm {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, for the Mix Event

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Jacket: L&B (SM B) Swear “Death Royale” – Biker Jacket Womens with L&B (SM B) Swear “Death Royale” AddOn Tank Top Womens by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: [ SAKIDE ] Insolent Shorts Denim by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 10.0*

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Ripped – HUD Maitreya by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Headphones: AZOURY – Headphone Noise (Silver) by Mayhem Seetan for AZOURY, available at On9 *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Urban Ammonite by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: [ bubble ] My Fav Boots  -Cross by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Guitar: D-Style – Guitar Gacha Punk RARE by Christel Morane for Delirium Style

Poses: Fuck Cancer by Isis Zamin for Zombie Suicide, available at The Lexi Project

Sheena

The First Week of August

The First Week of August

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

The First Week of August

Ugh. It is literally the dog days of summer for me right now, mostly because I got a new dog in RL but also because the weather has been oppressively hot (though it just turned cooler). This quote made so much sense to me—we are teetering on the cusp of summer now and about to plunge into fall. I thought this sheer topped, elegant dress from Kiddo Oh might put me in a better frame of mind, especially since it evokes a sort of glamour that never overheats. I used Ilaya Allen’s pretty chair for the Gacha Garden as my pose prop and the gorgeous new jewelry from Mea Carnell that she is featuring at the Cosmopolitan Room.

The First Week of August

Hair pulled casually up is the perfect look and Mina Nakamura’s style for the Gacha Garden doesn’t go over board in fussiness. I took out Sopha Portal’s appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and had a ball trying on different makeups. I will caution that Sopha’s skins tend towards the very light—this “India” tone is like no Indian person I have ever known but is, nevertheless, very pretty, especially with her accompanying makeups. The HUDs are a little annoying. You need to wear one for the skin and then another to apply the shadow and yet another for the lipstick, and the versions on the HUD are merely names—not colors or photos of the colors or styles. I much prefer Monicuzza Babenco’s graphic HUD to Sopha’s. The better feature of the HUDs, howevr, is that Sopha offers a creaseless as well as a creased eye so you can choose your look accordingly.

The First Week of August

Hair: MINA Hair – Yenna (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Gacha Garden *

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

Skin applier: [MUDSKIN]_Yui(LeLutka Applier)_India with [MUDSKIN]_Yui Lipcolors_Med2 Tone(LeLutka Applier) and [MUDSKIN]_EyeShadow Collection Vol2_Dark Tone(LeLutka Applier) by Sopha Portal for MUDSKIN, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: Ellaria Salmon Tr by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at the Fantasy Collective *

Jewelry: Meva UbanZen set by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Chair: 05. [ILAYA] Vintage Armchair RARE by Ilaya Allen for ILAYA, available at Gacha Garden *

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

The First Week of August

On the Isle of Capri

On the Isle of Capri

Open my heart and you will see
Graved inside of it, “Italy.” – Robert Browning

The Isle of Capri

One of the benefits of living this life is that I have friends all over the world who travel all over the world. I have received purses from Singapore, spices from Croatia, and recently, photos of a Capri sunset. So while I am stuck at home with a new dog and hot muggy weather, I get an update on everyone else’s vacation. So I thought I would dress up in this tropical look to imagine my own vacation on the Isle of Capri. Start with this beautiful tropical print dress from Kim Lysette, which includes a texture-change HUD allowing several different tropical looks with coordinating belt. Then add the gorgeous almost-antique necklace Sigifaust is featuring at Shiny Shabby. It includes a HUD for switching out the metal pieces. Finally, shoes from Aleida Rhode, great wedges that fit both Slink and Maitreya feet.

The Isle of Capri

I couldn’t help but use the LeLutka mesh head applier from Monicuzza Babenco that she is featuring at this month’s Shiny Shabby. For some reason, I love in particular how she has managed to make a useful applier with makeup choices and a gorgeous skin and wonderful features that suits all the head shapes. Kuranosuke Kamachi’s newest hair was a perfect fit for this vacation look with great textures and with this particular color, a great fade to sunkissed, bleached ends.

The Isle of Capri

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Fern” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

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

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Samantha Tone04 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Hope~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: LEGENDAIRE JENNIFER DRESS by Kim Lysette for Legendaire, available at FAD Fashion Event *

Jewelry: ieQED vita.necklace.black by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Shoes: Elysium – Birgitte wedge (Maitreya) – poppy red by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby *

The Isle of Capri