Birthday Buddies

Birthday Buddies

Another year!

Birthday Buddies

The SL12B celebration for the community is almost over but there are still a few days to get some of the great things from the SLBig Hunt and the freebie areas on the sims, including your own KittyCat, made especially for the birthday. KittyCats employed the colors of the logos to decorate the kitties.

I am also using this chance to check the flexibility of Tricky Boucher’s newest mesh bodies. I made my avatar a curvier girl—not in the distorted idea of large butt and breasts and tiny waist but a viably larger girl with full hips and belly, arms and legs. I tried all three bodies on and saw how each could work but the Isis fit best under this dress from Marcopol Oh from Shiny Shabby, which I wore in large. “Fit” means that I could use the alphas in a way that allowed the body to look reasonable and believable with the dress. Freya’s legs were just too thick to work with the dress (though it was perfectly viable). The Venus gave a nice shape too though it seems Isis has a wee bit more booty, which I liked.

Birthday Buddies

I am wearing the absolutely lovely Amelia skin from Shyla Diggs, which looks gorgeous on my fuller face with its lovely features and makeup. Shylah Honey’s darling hair for Fameshed makes my look pretty and classy. I love the curls and the pinned bangs. This hair can easily be retro as well as contemporary. This posing blanket is from Olaenka Chesnokov and will be available for FLF. It has texture change and many cute poses.

A cute necklace and bracelet set from Maxi Gossamer at Uber fit wonderfully as did the initial ankle bracelet from Natalee Oodles from Shiny Shabby, which I had to resize up to fit my ankle and it looks terrific. Glamistry is still making shoes that fit Belleza feet and you can see even with filling out my shape, my ankles look beautiful.

Birthday Buddies

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jessamy Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Light Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: LPdN: Sonya Dress:Sky by Marcopol Oh for La Penderie de Nicole, available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace and bracelet: MG – Necklace – Savannah Heart Key – Group 2 and MG – Bracelets – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Anklet: Noodles – Initial Anklet Platinum by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available at Shiny Shabby*

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Towel: oOo sunning towel 4LI c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo (for Fifty Linden Friday)*

My friends: SL12B KittyCats by KittyCats, available at their KittyCatS SL12B sim or at the gift centers at SL12B: Impressive and Spectacular

Birthday Buddies

Linda Lu

Linda Lu

They call my baby Patty, but, her real name, her real name,
her real name is Linda Lu

~ “Linda Lu” by Ray Sharpe

Linda Lu

I made up Linda Lu in a chic look today starting with a bold graphic dress from Ashleey Andrew that she is featuring at IDK. With great sequined textures, Ashleey has created a dress that is perfect for clubbing all night. I paired it up with sexy shoes from Davidefre, who has named them “Harper,” so I had to get them at Uber. He is now making his shoes fit Slink and Maitreya feet, which is a great step forward (no pun intended). My earrings are from Maxi Gossamer’s boho set for Uber.

Linda Lu

Now I had a fun time with the LeLutka appliers this time. First I used Umazuma Metaluna’s awesome new applier for the upcoming Sou by creation.jp event to make Linda look uniquely beautiful. Then I put on Monicuzza Babenco’s awesome make-up set for Fantasy Collective to choose a different look for my eye makeup. Just like system faces, you can layer effects from different creators to make a very specific look, which cuts down on that “Stepford Wives” effect that people fear with mesh heads. My wind-tossed wavy hair with blue highlights is one of Bubbles Clawtooth’s exclusives at Summerfest.

Linda Lu

Hair: Clawtooth: Beach Babe – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Summerfest *

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

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Natsumi (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at SOU by Creation.jp (opens June 27) *

Makeup applier: *YS&YS* Favorite Eye Makeups  Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

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

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

Dress: :Garbaggio // Geo Shift Dress – Blue (Materials) by Ashleey Andrew for Garbaggio, available at IDK *

Jewelry: MG – Earrings and Bracelet – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Shoes: JD – Harper Maitreya Navy by davidefre for Just Design, available at Uber

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang *

Linda Lu

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

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would

~ “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline is feeling free and easy with this pretty long shirt from Miffyhoi Rosca, which she is featuring at Shiny Shabby this round. Made from fitted mesh, it fit over my Maitreya body pretty darn well and came in several lovely colors. I matched it up with the gorgeous found-object necklace from AvaGardner Kungler that she is offering at the Cosmopolitan Room and darling t-strap pumps from JourdanMcMillan, also available at Shiny Shabby.

Sweet Caroline

My messy braids are the beautiful creation of Mina Nakamura for Kustom9 and have lovely face-framing, growing-out bangs with a gorgeous texture (which looks like our Caroline is growing out some dark ends). I popped the color of the necklace in my eyes with peepers from Soleil Reid. And Ensorcelante has made a custom set of skins for Shiny Shabby which include a pretty spectacular set of appliers-in-one HUD with mesh faces (Slink, LeLutka, Genesis, andTMP)  and then bodies (Belleza, Maitreya, Banned, Lena, and Slink).

Sweet Caroline

Hair: MINA Hair – Yuliya (materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

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

Head applier: **[PUMENS]  – .:SCARLETT:. SKIN –  SUMMER – ** by Ensorcelante for Pumens, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Shirt: =Zenith=Oversize Shirt (Rose) fitted mesh by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Yvonne necklace – Quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoe: Rebel Gal::Janis Patent Platf.Maitreya/Gold by JourdanMcMillan for Rebel Gal, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Sweet Caroline

Over and Over Again

Over and Over Again

“Fashion has a right to exist, because it permits the people to define themselves over and over again.” ~ Ann Demeulemeester

Over and Over

This month’s Shiny Shabby opened with a bang, and no wonder, since the fashions are inspired, in part, by Ann Demeulemeester (which explains all the bold shapes and dark colors). There quite a few good picks, so this month of blogging is going to be very pleasurable. First is this asymmetrical dress from Kiddo Oh, available in three colors and very much Demeulemeester-ish. Add Senzati0n Domenitzo’s amazing ankle-wrapped heels and wire and glass rings from Sigifaust, and you have a designer look for your travels about SL. (See at the bottom where I took this look dancing at the DJ Stage at SL12B.) I have set the stage with décor from Imokon Neox, also available at Shiny Shabby. Fashionable poses from Katya Valeska can be found there too.

Over and Over

Monicuzza Babenco has once again created an applier for the LeLutka mesh head that does a beautiful job of embellishing the features of the face in the best light. I loved the choices of lipstick and the artistic eye makeups available with the applier and will certainly be using this photogenic fashion set over and over. My easy-going, lush hair comes courtesy of Kuranosuke Kamachi, with a great color palette available. Both are also available at Shiny Shabby.

Over and Over

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Olympia” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby*

Mesh head: LeLutka Aria HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

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

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Zion – Black by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Shiny Shabby*

Rings: ieQED anne.ring.set.all.right [MAITREYA 20] by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Essenz – Hanover (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses: an lar [poses] The Maven Series by Katya Valeska for an lar poses, available at Shiny Shabby*

Décor: cinphul // Gotrik Frame [Evolve] and cinphul // Gotrik Vase [Nite] by Imokon Neox for cinphul, available at Shiny Shabby*

Over and Over

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Drive

Drive

Grab the keys and let’s go for a ride

~ “Drive” by Dornik

Drive

The theme for SL12B this year is “What Dreams May Come” and having a backstage pass gives me a lot of insight into people’s dreams. I toodled around the sims on a motorcycle by NiR McBride that I got The Men’s Dept after I finished my own exhibit and enjoyed the views that are developing. Of course, nothing is completed, so I was careful to skirt around and not show anything that isn’t already kinda public, like the awesome Auditorium.

I put on an easy look—the new outfit Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have released at their store, a set of their best pieces in black—jacket, jeans and boots plus a tank add-on that includes a HUD with several texture choices. This is a great entry level into their stuff and lets you test out the fit for yourself. (And the fit over my Maitreya body is fantastic).

Drive

Shylah Honey’s newest hair for On9 was my go-to look for this adventure with the wild wavy locks pulled to the side. I have put Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin applier on the Lotte head from Jadenarts. She is selling this set at the Chapter Four and I have to say, it’s sublime. The freckled version is gorgeous.Sunglasses from Glamistry with his great texture-change HUD keep the glow out. (“Future’s so bright I gotta wear shades…”)

Drive

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Lexique by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at On9 *

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

Head applier: [theSkinnery] London (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Truffles by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery]

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

Outfit (including boots): L&B Swear “Drift Mesh” Leather Jacket Outfit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Sunglasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2003 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Motorcycle: [sau]Kuazi[lite][TMD][Matt Black] by NiR McBride for [sau]motors, available at The Men’s Dept

Drive