The Chair

The Chair

A chair’s function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That’s why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law. ~ Evan Davis

The Chair

I really liked the chairs Tobias Convair has at The Liaison Collaborative, so I built a whole outfit around one. Tobias, whose main goal in life is to bring classical modernism and architecture to SL, has given another  The animation engine can be a bit wonky but the poses are original and different. I certainly appreciated the initial female sit, which shows a woman with a casual and sexy power. Rowr.

My dress from Beanster Potato is a sophisticated choice for this look. She includes a HUD that allows color change for both the top and bottom. I was a little surprised by the materials included in the mesh when I put it on ultra mode but it’s not too bad. The textures are terrific, though, and the dress is sexy in shape and style. I was able to wear Rebel Hope’s sexy sandals with the outfit (thank you, Callie) and one of AvaGardner Kungler’s newest pieces, based on elvin inspiration.

The Chair

Shyla Diggs has further expanded her collection of skins with a set of beautiful looks for The Liaison Collaborative. Grab this group and the one at Uber and you get a full set. My sexy long hair comes courtesy of Mina Nakamura, who is exploring the face-hiding look with peek-a-boo locks with her latest releases. This beautiful look is at Kustom 9.

The Chair

Hair: MINA Hair – Elisa (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: -Belleza- Celeste TLC Tan 3 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: DN Mesh: Roeien Dress by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

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

Shoes: !Rebel Hope Mesh Maria Heels “Belleza Fit” by Rebel Hope for Rebel Hope

Chair: +CONVAIR+ Langdon Chair black leather by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at The Liaison Collaborative

Poses by Audrey Cresci for The Muse Poses (modified)

The Chair

The Promise

The Promise

If you need a friend
Don’t look to a stranger
You know in the end, I’ll always be there
But when you’re in doubt
And when you’re in danger
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there

~ “The Promise” by Sturgill Simpson

The Promise

One of my favorite love songs lately has been the one I quote from Sturgill Simpson. It’s a country tune, highly unlikely for me, but so beautifully sung and played, I can’t help but love it, especially its message of friendship and support. And I sport a pre-Valentine’s Day look to match the love with this darling dress from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at the With Love fair. In custom mesh with great textures, a great feature of Ivy’s work, the dress comes with off-shoulder sweetness and a lot of style. I donned Senzati0n Domenitzo’s shoes from the With Love Fair and custom mesh jewelry from Mirja Mills, also from the fair.

The Promise

Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous skins for the OMGacha are a bargain when you consider each is a beautiful piece of work for a ridiculously low price, tradable so you can get the whole set. I sugared up the look with pretty pink lips from Constance Daehlie and a beauty mark from AnyBody. And Truth Hawks recently came out with this lovely curly hair pulled back, an ideal style for a romantic look.

The Promise

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Essences [Alice OMGacha06] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at OMGacha *

Lipstick: #adored – belle matte – kisses by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Beauty mark: #adored – madame beauty mark – monroe – R by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ With Love dress – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the With Love Fair *

Necklace: .:EMO-tions.. * all my LOVE * necklace by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at the With Love Fair *

Shoes: Essenz – Florence (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the With Love Fair *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

The Promise

In the Shape of a Heart

In the Shape of a Heart

People speak of love don’t know what they’re thinking of
Reach out to each other though the push and shove
Speak in terms of a life and the learning
Try to think of a word for the burning

~ “In the Shape of a Heart” by Jackson Browne

The Shape of a Heart

Valentine’s Day is coming upon us so the explosion of love-themed events is not a huge surprise. Pink is a challenging color for me. It was never a favorite, even when I was a little girl, and I find it difficult to incorporate, so I am seizing the challenge for Valentine’s. I lucked out because Mariska Simons is coming out with this fabulous lingerie set at the With Love fair, one that comes with every applier imaginable (wrapped up nicely in an Omega hud) and has system layers. Mariska knows that in play, you want to have layers (remove the stockings, leave the panties or vice versa) and so she has given you every imaginable option in swapping out the pieces so you can wear it as you please. And what a confection of pink this set is. Worn with Tiffy Vella’s latest release, a set of pumps with a rose atop, it’s a lovely Valentine’s Day surprise for your lover.

The Shape of a Heart

With Kavar Cleanslate’s loose and lovely locks (with a most unlikely name—I don’t know any librarians with hair this sexy), I am lounging on a heart-shaped sofa from margotmuffen but with sexy poses from Olaenka Chesnokov, which she is featuring at the Burlesque event. (I hung Winter Thorn’s darling texture-change balloons from Love is in the Air to add some Valentine’s feeling to the scene.) Kavar has changed up and consolidated his hair colors into a larger selection per shade with the same tinting features in the HUD but more selection. Shyla Diggs is offering a set of gorgeous and romantic skins at the Love is in the Air event, this being one of them, perfect for wearing with lingerie or… without.

The Shape of a Heart

Hair: Exile::Librarian Chic by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available for Enchantment *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae SK 3 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Love is in the Air *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Cotton Candy Pink Lace 14 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available at With Love Fair *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Finrod earrings – Silver amethyst by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Shoes: Eclectica ‘Bella’ Platform Stiletto-plain fuscia by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Décor: {what next} Sweetheart Balloons Décor by Winter Thorn for for {what next}, available at Love is in the Air *

Sofa: striped mocha – heart sofa by margotmuffen for striped mocha

Poses: oOo adelaide by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Burlesque *

The Shape of a Heart

A Doll’s Life

A Doll’s Life

“You can buy about four hundred tiny fashion separates that mix and match to create three tasteful outfits. In that way, the doll is incredibly lifelike. Chilling, even.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

A Doll's Life

Tatyana Ultsch is participating in Burlesque this month, and I thought I would dress up to match her great corseted dress. First the dress, which is a great mesh style that she has made with varying proportions for bigger booties and boobs and smaller ones. I matched it up with stockings from LacunaInc. These were made for the PhatAzz but I slipped the script out and put it in an Omega converter so I could wear them on the Belleza mesh body. I hunted around and found these great Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, testament that an SL old timer can go with the times and do mesh well. My gloves from Fyre Furse and Sugar Falta I tripped on in MP and laced on to dress up my look. And my pretty necklace is Maxi Gossamer’s contribution for FaMESHed.

A Doll's Life

I am wearing Umazuma Metaluna’s skin for the Season’s Story, a beautiful look that comes with dark and light brows, a smoked eye tattoo option as well as blush and beauty marks and her great lip intensity system, for which I custom-colored my lips. (I love that option—any lipstick I want!) This time I used her applier on the Belleza body because I was having a problem with the Maitreya body in advanced lighting. The transition seems a lot better on the Belleza body for this applier.

Bubbles Clawtooth, that darling of fabulosity, has put this gorgeous loose hair out for Collabor88. With a separate HUD to switch up the color of the bow in back, it’s a versatile hair for many kind of looks, especially this pretty dolly look.

A Doll's Life

Hair: Clawtooth: Yvette – Bodacious Blondes by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Blair – Bare face(honey) BB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Blair Smokey Eyes and [theSkinnery] Blair Lip Intensity 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Season’s Story *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: :::i::: Yva Dress – Blue by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Burlesque *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Love Surrender – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Gloves: X-DollZ Glove by Fyre Furse and Sugar Falta for X-Dollz

Nail appliers: [LB Chrome Pink] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Stockings: *LACUNA* Sophia Thigh High Stockings – Set 2 by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

A Doll's Life

White Obliterate

White Obliterate

“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate…
Snow…unceasing snow”
― Hashin, Japanese Haiku

White Obliterate

I heard it’s going to be a snowpoclypse in the Northeastern US today, so I predict a baby boom in about 38-40 weeks in the same region. I personally prefer white in my fashion and not on my driveway. And this white dress from pepehair from the Trend3 event is a stunner. I have purchased from Pepe before and gotten a little burned by their mesh because this designer is clearly still getting up to speed on designing so I was hesitant this time but this dress fits beautifully. The mesh is rigged wonderfully and looks fabulous on. My biggest problem was getting my butt small enough to fit under the dress (do not wear with the Maitreya mesh body—it simply won’t work). I wedged the Belleza body in much more easily.

I purchased the shoes from MzEvieNoir at the Trend3 event also and while I love the style and look, they were pretty pricey for shoes that just come available for Slink feet. She does offer them in the package with separate ones for plain heel with gold or silver hardware or gold or silver heel. I hope MsNoir sees fit to lower her prices in the future because I would be amenable to buying more if she lowered her price, made versions for the Belleza and Maitreya feet and considered a texture change HUD.

White Obliterate

Shyla Diggs has come out with a new set of skins for the celestial theme at Uber. They all have fantastic make ups that tend to pull the eyes together visually, so if your avatar has wider eyes, this might be the set for you. She also includes a full compliment of lipsticks and blush with the fatpack. My hair is one of Catwa Clips smooth and sexy mesh ‘dos, a sleek look to accompany this great dress. And my jewelry was a recent release from AvaGardner Kungler who is secretly yearning to be a jewelry maker. When I look at her pieces, I see the care with which a craftswoman selected the stones, positioned the findings, twisted the wire into place. Every piece she makes is an amazing mesh work at a minute scale and a piece of art. You might have to get a shovel out for the snow but not for this.

White Obliterate

Hair: CATWA HAIR Silky [Flat] by Catwa Clip for CaTwA

Skin: -Belleza- Celeste Uber SK 3 R with -Belleza- Celeste Uber SK Blush 1 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – alchemist – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: Pepe – Sydney Wrap Dress (White) by pepehair for Pepe, available at Trend3

Nail applier: [LB Chrome Purple] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Tathar necklace – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra*

Shoes: [Co57] Lynette Sandal BLANC Metal Heel by MzEvieNoir for Co Fifty Seven, available at Trend3

White Obliterate

Sunday Laziness

Sunday Laziness

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” ~ Paul Terry

Sunday Laziness

Some Sundays I just don’t want to get dressed. I want to laze around in my underwear on a comfy chair and not worry. Of course, in fantasy fashionistaland, that means I will look absolutely gorgeous doing so in this beautiful lingerie from LacunaInc, which comes with a ton of appliers so I can slip these pretties on to my Belleza Mesh body and roll around in a soft chair like this one, made by Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough (the dynamic duo) with sexy, languid poses. Get both at My Attic.

Sunday Laziness

Truth Hawks just came out with these darling curly ponytails, which I colored in this awesome light blue to show off the great curls and texture. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest for Uber, a starry-eyed confection of a skin, which is part of a set of beautiful skins she is offering. Pardon me while I lift a finger here to hit “publish”….

Sunday Laziness

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ivana by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Celeste Uber SK 5 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Lingerie appliers: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Dusk Blue by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: [L.Warwick] Elation -Platform Heels- Mint/Candy (Belleza) by Lindsey Warwick for Livalle *

Pose prop: W.Winx & Flair – Temptation Lounge – Pink by Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough for W.Winx & Flair, available at My Attic *

Sunday Laziness

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday. ~ Paris Hilton

birthday

I’m clapping because it’s Genre’s birthday this month, so the designers participating have made a bunch of great birthday-themed items. I pulled a couple out for this post. First is this FABULOUS stripper cake from Plurabelle Laszlo. Who knew someone who made such sweet shoes and hair and jewelry could make something so naughty and fun? Included with the cake is a great set of animations including those that tuck you far away from the cake so your floaty name tag can’t be seen (surprise!) plus singing, clapping, dancing and POLE DANCING! I will be hauling this around to every birthday celebration I am invited to.

Happy Birthday!

I donned Chandra Meehan’s naughty-but-nice balloons and streamers birthday suit from Genre for popping out of the cake. With Omega and Belleza appliers, she gives you a whole look for a sort of burlesque “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” set up with martinis and balloons and little else. Mr. Beresford saw the ensemble and claimed it was his birthday, so I wrapped my arms around his neck and sang just like Marilyn, my soft curls from Truth Hawks’ newest ‘do tickling his neck while martinis poured out on his lap.

Happy Birthday!

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Topaz by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Claudia BFF SK 3 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Outfit: !dM deviousMind “A little Party…” **RED* by Chandra Meehan for.deviousMind, available at Genre *

Cake: Bliensen + MaiTai – Surprise Surprise  – Stripper Cake by Plurabelle Laszlo for.Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Genre *

Happy Birthday!