Spring Fresh

Designers are introducing a bunch of new content for this spring, bringing a new fresh look to the season. (Now if the sun would come out….)

Spring Fresh

For example, LeeZu Baxter has been on a tear, producing new content like a woman on a mission. Are the hyacinths and tulips popping out of the ground inspiring her? This pair of shorts with their color-changing texture belt is a fresh look for spring. I show here with a burgundy silk texture but it comes with a whole handful of looks that can accent an outfit. I wear it with a gacha sweater from Memai Avon. Blessedly, LeeZu did not put loops on the belt so I could wear this sweater out.

Spring Fresh

Tricky Boucher came out with a new line of skins a month or so ago and I was remiss in not showing his group gift, which is truly lovely. Queue Marlowe just released a new set of sexy up-dos with her characteristic messy and sexy curls. Ikon Innovia has released new hazel eyes in five shades with his typical five sizes (there you go, Ms. Alchemi!) which are absolutely hypnotizing. And goodness, Bax Coen is hard at work applying her new metallic look to everything in sight—this time her Prestige boots. These are color changing and this particular set has three colors, all distinctively different. And as always, you can fit the boots via Bax’s brilliant fitting system.

Spring Fresh

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters

Hair: AD – ginger maple by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Med group gift by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: [ Last Period ] tops 0021 gacha Pink by Memai Avon for Last Period (no longer available)

Shorts: [LeeZu!] Cortez Pants /blue jeans by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Violet Metallic by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

Aether Captain

The underlying spirit of SL is the game. Many of us came to SL as former gamers, usually on video or computer games, oftentimes from social networking sites. Gaming is inherently social, so it all makes sense, and even if SL isn’t a game, we all understand “the game.”

Aether Captain

The role playing communities in SL are very familiar with the social game. They are all playing games in role playing—games that are complex and compelling, drawn off books and games and other stories. Perhaps there will be an RP community derived from a game like Todd Action’s newest, Aether Captains, which is a dice game.

I donned this outfit in honor of Todd’s new game. Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia, two of the coolest RL Burners in SL, btw, created this great ensemble for all you gamers and high flyers. With its ornately embroidered jacket and spirited scarf, it’s great fantasy garb from two great artists.

Aether Captain

I grace this ensemble with hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. She has opened her new store—Elikatira, and it’s as exciting as you might imagine. I mean, hair—how worked up can someone get? Well pretty worked up, in my case. Elika doesn’t fail to delight—every single piece she has released is gorgeous and the textures are spot on. Welcome back, Elika!

I checked out Rhapzody Wilde’s store again as I was hearing some great stuff. I had not liked her first skins—the eyebrows had that sort of anxious look that doesn’t suit Harper. Rhapzody’s been busy, however, and she has a whole new room full of skins, including one that takes advantage of all the delights of layering alpha and tattoo layers. I love the unique touches Rhapzody has given this skin—from the full but not over done lips to the the moles on the skin.

Aether Captain

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. ~ Amelia Earhart

Hair: [e] Away – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: Sophie~Smokey~Brown Brows by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva

Outfit: BlakOpal Airship Pilot Ladies Outfit – White by blakopal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar for BlakOpal *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

FTW

Ever wear something and just feel good wearing it? It just is “you” and tells everyone else who you are. In my case, I hope to show you I am classy, elegant, and sexy.

FTW

This new dress from Anubis Hartunian is the “it” dress for me. With its simple wool houndstooth made into this fashionable dress it has all I want—femininity in its ruffled collar and flounced waistline, structure and shape in its tailored silhouette, and sexiness in its side opening and peekaboo lace on the thigh.

Anubis wins in so many ways with this dress—the flexi prims are cleverly combined with a sculpted ruffle on the skirt and at the waistline, the ruffles wrap around the decolletage, and the sleeves end right past the elbows. More importantly, the entire dress MOVES well. The dress doesn’t come off as stiff or unbelievable because she uses flexi prims and sculpties in the right places. It’s not just for photographing–it’s for wearing.

Furthermore, Anubis nails it with her use of carefully shadowed textures across the prims and system pieces. It looks like a simple houndstooth but she controls the scale and distortion of the pattern with amazing skill. This dress is the quintessence of the joy of fall fashion—the exhilaration of discovering something well-made, beautiful and seemingly just for you.

FTW

I wear it with *the* sexiest hair Truth Hawks has ever released (and that’s saying a lot). Reminiscent of Bridget Bardot, the abundant loose curls piled high on the head with thick locks left loose to curl around the face and down the front and back makes this hair a show stopper. This will definitely become a favorite in my arsenal.

And we have again, Tuli Asturias’ newest skin for the Dressing Room (which I showed yesterday). I show it this time with a completely different hair and eye color, and it still looks absolutely fabulous. This time the red red lip offsets the black and white of the smoky eyes and the dress and completes the entire poem of this ensemble with a well-placed period.

FTW

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” ~ Coco Chanel

Hair: >TRUTH< Miranda – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Helena 02 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: ANUBIS STYLE – MIMI by Anubis Hartunian for Anubis Style, available at the Modavia Fashion Week

Nails: Candy nail #P000 Basic Prim nails : Red nails by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs

Motorcycle Mama

This year my village’s school association is holding their annual community ball. It’s an excuse to raise money for the schools and have a fun time. Usually it’s a full blown ball with ladies in fancy dresses and the gentlemen dressed to the nines. This year, however, they are holding it at the Harley Davidson Museum south of downtown, calling it “Rumble on Canal Street,” and we are to dress accordingly, forgoing the usual ball gowns and suits for leathers. It’s kind of funny, thinking of all these middle class suburbanites coming dressed up in leathers and metal. It’s kind of like… Second Life!

Motorcycle Mama

Rifling through my in-world wardrobe, I found the perfect outfit to make all the other mamas cringe. This leather jacket, top and pants made by Raven Pennyfeather is the perfect antidote to suburban stodginess. With its many buckles and leather that is so thick and strong it squeaks, this leather jacket is form fitting around the waist but still hearty enough for a spin around on a Fat Boy.

The belt, made by SC Tracy, is the perfect stylish touch with its embossed texture, chain link and ankh charm. And incidentally, SC is the man who makes me look good in so many of the RFyre ads.

Motorcycle Mama

The fun thing about SL is that I can have any hair I want, and today I chose a style that will take me from the bake sale to riding behind Big Dan on a Fat Bob with no problem. This asymmetrical cut by Kin Keiko will do the trick every time. And Tuli Asturias’ shimmering neutral skin is pretty enough to wear with leather (there is no need to be too bold here).

Motorcycle Mama

Finally, the boots. I rely on an old standard in SL which would be an absolutely stunning RL addition: Bax Coen’s Prestige Boots. Imagine me, strolling in among the ladies who lunch and their accountant husbands (all wearing stiff new leather jackets like it was some sort of “naughty” secret),  heels confidently clicking and the smell of well worn leather and motorcycle exhaust trailing behind me. Ah, what a fantasy….

Motorcycle Mama

Motorcycle Mama
Won’t you lay your big spike down
I always get in trouble
when you bring that round
~ Neil Young

Hair: Kin-Nova-[black] by Kin Keiko for Kin Keiko

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 02a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: !RFyre Damali Womens Black Leather Jacket by Raven Pennyfeather for RFyre *

Belt: !RFYRE The Hunger Belt, Womens, Main by SC Tracy for RFyre *

Earrings: Self Made

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Purple Crush

Sometimes you just want to look fantastic. Nothing more than that. You just want to strut around in something completely impractical, bringing the attention down upon yourself.

Purple Passion

Take a trip over to djod Karu’s store, Diram, and get a gander at all the Lady Gaga and Beyonce and Britney take offs and take your pick. I chose this one with its four different bottoms (pants, two stocking styles, and nothing at all) to take a strut around the sims. With the wicked leather-textured jacket, great sculpty prims, and flexi garters hanging down (those alone were worth the outfit), I can strut my stuff all over the grid.

Purple Passion

Pair it with skin from Tuli, boots from Bax, delicious nails I got for almost nothing at a hunt on the Starlust sims, and great poses from Fanny Willis, and I am good to go.

I feature a rock n roll hair from Olli Braveheart, whose store I found while doing the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt. Olli screwed up the hunt item (didn’t set it for sale and now did and rehid it and I am too arsed to search again), but I did notice the fine hair on the wall and got this topper, which puts just the right amount of edge on the look.

Purple Passion

Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand? ~ Patti Smith

Hair: [LCKY] Cait – black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 07a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: ** DIRAM ** NOA Attire-purple by djod Karu for DIRAM

Nails: :Fusion: Silver Ring and nails by adria Joubert for :Fusion:

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Purple Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Poses from Fanny Willis  for *EverGlow* *

Warrior Woman

I like to feel my power in SL. I am not talking about social power or financial power or physical power—I am talking about my feminine power. It goes beyond sexuality to something deeper—the power of knowledge, acceptance and peace.

Warrior Woman

Teklili Tantalus has a good vision of power and complexity as represented by his otherworldly work. If you take a good look, you will see each prim is positioned perfectly, each texture considered carefully. The fit of the pieces on my avatar was damn near perfect (once I sized it up a tinch), which means Tek is building on the avatar rather than on a mannequin—no small task doing that. His work is a testiment to expertise and skill.

Warrior Woman

What is also terrific is that the pieces come scripted with metal-changing and gem-changing features. A whole palette of colors and color intensities can be chosen and typed in on command to change your piece from silver to black to purple to orange and mix them up.

Warrior Woman

Tricky Boucher’s Alyson skin, while seeming somewhat girlish on first view because of its freckles and very fresh skin and lips, still lends power to this look with the darkly shaded eyes and powerfully drawn body.

I also show Jesseaitui Petion’s tattoos here. He has been a leader in tattoo-making in SL for quite a while and with reason. He understands that not everyone wants a full body tat nor do they want a black and white photo. Sometimes it’s about replicating what will be meaningful and look good on a body. I wear three tats layered here—a celtic moon on the back shoulder blade (I *love* shoulder blade tats), a little Taurus symbol on my belly and tribal-style tats on my arms. You won’t often see me in tats but if you do, they will likely be his.

Finally this incredibly wonderful short hair from Komari Mai made as a set for the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt that is still going on. It comes with two other hairs that are more “crazy” than this one. This hair is short, fierce and excellently textured. Were it available in other colors I would gladly buy the fat pack. I am guessing it looks great on men too. Go FIND this hair before the hunt ends.

Warrior Woman

Girl power:

Hair: *BC322 Crazy Hair Hunt Seiren by Komari Mai for *BC322 Skull&Bones* Hair

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson PALE 8 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Bra: Pohjola – Bikini Top (spine attach) by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!

Bottom: Pohjola – Bikini Bottom by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!

Jewelry: “Melange” by Tekeli-li – Full Set by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!

Tattoos: AITUI TATTOO – Celtic Moon I (back), AITUI TATTOO – Zodiac – ASF Taurus II (belly), and AITUI TATTOO – Fire Fish Sleeves ::airbrushed:: /fresh/ III (arms) by Jesseaitui Petion for Aitui

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Silver by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

These Boots

It’s a silly little thing of mine but sometimes virtual things give me a zing of pleasure. It’s like a little zap of dopamine in my nucleas accumbens, a little shot of sweetness.

These Boots

They say this little shot comes from things like eating chocolate or chilies or even sex. Well, Bax Coen’s new boots are akin to sex—or chocolate. To celebrate the grand opening of her new sim (she is finally off mainland-yay!), Bax released gold and silver boots, and like all her wonderful Prestige boots, these come with resizing scripts that can be sized for you by her gracious staff or sized by “listening” to a set of coordinates your old boots spit out.

These Boots

We have, again, Bax’s delicious zipper in back, the flipped up or down or gone cuffs, the incredibly sexy heel and now we get the sinuous shimmer of gold or silver. Each boot includes four colors you may choose from, all of them lovely and perfect for matching to different outfits. Oh, gosh, I can feel that little zing again just looking at them.

These Boots

I show the boots with a futuristic outfit from Morphine Janick, strapped and collared, netted and shined. And a lovely skin from Amesha Jewell that I got for a mere 50L. (Beautiful makeup but there is a seam on the head. I debated not showing it but it’s so darn lovely otherwise.)

The final little zing comes from Kallisti Burns’ hair. Kallisti has been making hair in SL for a while—I was her next door neighbor for a time and when she colored her hairs, I could smell the dye over on my parcel. From her hard work, she has created a store that serves a sorely underserved set of niches. She sells braids, cornrows, prim beards and mustaches. Here she has a terrific set of CORD rows. They are just too groovy AND they come in a fat pack for a mere 300L!

These Boots

Plug me in and turn me on!

Hair: -dDx- Nethead-5e (White) by Kallisti Burns for Discord Designs

Skin: : HS : Illusion : Oestra (nc) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins

Outfit: [SG*] Placebo by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Silver by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *