My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

A blond in a red dress can do without introductions–but not without a bodyguard. ~ Rona Jaffe

The Bodyguard

Allow me to introduce myself and my bodyguard, tucked under my skirt, lending intrigue to this look. Start with the darling dress from ValentinaEvangelista, styled with a full ruffled skirt and decolletage, which is deceivingly low. I paired it with sexy heels from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a choker from Takuya Jinn, which are both exclusives at Shiny Shabby, and of course a blade in a garter from Sion Bedrosian.

The Bodyguard

My gorgeous skin is Shyla Diggs’ exclusive for the upcoming Uber, a gorgeous, almost vintage look with luscious lips, beautifully defined brows (even in blonde) and her always gorgeous features. And I love the new hair Mirja Mills is featuring at My Attic. For a very low price, you can get this vintage ‘do with a texture change HUD, each featuring several tones. This one’s a keeper!

The Bodyguard

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LORRAINE * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

Skin: -Belleza- Claudia Uber SK 1 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

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

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

Dress: V.e. Have You Forgotten Dress Red by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Choker: ::GB:: Maria Choker by Takuya Jinn for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby*

Garter: ‘Little Secret’ Knife Garter *DeSSion* by Sion Bedrosian for *DeSSion*

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Belleza – Bright Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Town (Slink) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

The Bodyguard

Have a Laugh

Have a Laugh

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Have a Laugh

One of my goals with this blog is to find things people will want to do or spend money on in SL that will enhance their experience. I don’t get to show everything I enjoy but this time I want to share with you, my dear readers, this darling little avatar from Hiko Nino, which is one of a set she made for the TAG Gacha. A member of the Skin Addiction group, who had spent way too much money on the gachas in this event, sent me this avatar and I loved putting it on and wearing it. With an AO built just for the avatar (which includes a ton of great poses), it’s fun, hilarious, silly, goofy, and all the stuff that contributes to the play we like so much in SL. The rare edition also allows the choice of colors for the avatar and the star. I posed among Sway Dench’s topiaries for today’s Fifty Linden Friday. The flowers have color change in the menu script. Yay!

Have a Laugh

The TAG Gacha itself is a pretty interesting set-up. You go to their parcel and click for a HUD from a sign and then you walk into the circus tent to have it activated. (It took me a bit to understand this because I wasn’t reading the script text in chat as I should have been.) It’s not entirely apparent how it all works so I am giving you the hints here. Then the HUD uses the new features of SL to teleport you to all the participants to see their gachas. This is beneficial in a few ways: 1. you have to see all the gachas so all the creators get a crack at your attention and a chance for you to see their store, 2. you aren’t stuck going to one laggy sim and fighting to get in. Once you fill out the whole card (and there are a lot of great creators participating), you get a chance to go their bonus room, which has more gachas from other creators. The biggest downfall of the event is the adherence to a circus theme. How many more circus things does a person need? They should have let the creators choose what they wanted to sell in the gachas.

Have a Laugh

Avatar: [HD]SpaceJohn(Leaf) with [HD]SpaceJohn HUD(Leaf/RARE) by Hiko Nino for Happy Dispatch, available for TAG Gacha

Skin: -Belleza- Eva TLC SK 1 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Topiaries: Sway’s [Greta] potted topiary with lights or flowers, with bows or not by Sway Dench for Sway’s (available for Fifty Linden Friday) *

Have a Laugh

What Me Worry?

What Me Worry?

What, me worry? I never do
Life is one charming ruse
For us lucky few

~ “What Me Worry?” by St. Vincent (with Andrew Bird)

What Me Worry?

I have nothing to worry about, especially looking as hot as I do. Start with this dress from Brittanny featured at the Black Fashion Fair, a corset dress with a great silhouette and texture, perfect for a night out. You can find this boa at the Black Fashion Fair too, from xxryvenxx in several colors with metals options for the dangly bit. A glamorous diamond necklace suits this look from Avaway at the Black Fashion Fair. Finally, studded shoes from Kenadeecole, one of her featured items for the 100 Block and discounted for the event, finish the look. Shiny Shabby is opening in a couple days and there you can find these poses from Luna Jubilee.

What Me Worry?

 

Shyla Diggs doesn’t stop stunning me with her beautiful skins, this one a set for The Liaison Collaborative. I can’t help but feel devastatingly gorgeous in this skin with the balance of a well-done eye with a muted lip and beautiful features and of course, her perfectly groomed brows, matching my ginger hair. This ginger hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s newest for the TAG Gacha, a style that comes with beard and mustache (so you can look like that “lady” who won Eurovision, I presume). To be honest, if her hair is this glamorous, she deserved to win.

What Me Worry?

Hair: Clawtooth: Lady Lulu 2 – Exquisite Reds by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, for TAG Gacha *

Skin: -Belleza- Eva TLC SK 7 R by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

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

Dress: .::MVD::. Parisienne Dress (White) by Brittanny for Malena Von Dash Designs, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Boa: *+S.F.+*  Last Night – Fur Boa White (Silver) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Necklace: Black Soul Heart_DARK BLOOD Necklace *AvaWay* by Avaway for *AvaWay*, available at The Black Fashion Fair *

Shoes: REIGN.- Bootycall Pumps (BELLEZA)-BLACK by KenadeeCole for Reign, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby (opening April 20)*

What Me Worry?

In Between

In Between

In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine

~ “Heart of Glass” by Blondie

In Between

A favorite little hang out of mine is Industry, where I go to hear great musicians and DJs and hang out with some nice folks with great avatars. Cate Footman started the club, built by Jessyca Teardrop, and it’s a fun eclectic space, so when Cate came up with the idea of doing a fashion event, I was excited to see what came up. Opening April 12, it will prove to be pretty fun set of fashion, all inspired by a list of songs.

Lexi Morgan chose “Heart of Glass” by Blondie for her inspiration, putting a funky graphic zigzag in several colorways on a cute sleeveless minidress. With a zip up the front, it’s funky and cute and portrays what seems to be a pop-culture dress for a very pop-culture song.

Caelen Hancroft was also inspired by “Heart of Glass” and made literal hearts of glass, which she dangles from a linked chain. It includes a fantastic HUD for changing textures and colors on the hearts, beads and chain components. Shoes from KenadeeCole, featured at the 100 Block, are a perfect match to the dress style.

In Between

Mina Nakamura has this brilliant hair at 100 Block, perfect for this look and reminiscent of a cut that Debbie Harry once had with bangs artfully framing the face and super straight hair. It’s actually a challenge to make hair like this look right in SL and Mina was up to the challenge. A skin with a beautiful glow and great brows for blondes (which is always tough), Shyla Diggs’ skin for Uber is just gorgeous with a bit of blush and gloss added. I love how Shyla does eye makeups—so subtle with beautiful colors.

In Between

Hair: MINA Hair – Joelle (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at 100 Block *

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

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk blue // a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: [Stellar] Divine Dress aqua by Lexi Morgan for Stellar, available at !nterlude  (opening April 12)*

Necklace: Cae :: Heart of Glass :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available at !nterlude  (opening April 12)*

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

Shoes: REIGN.- AVERY PLATS (BELLEZA)- FATPACK by KenadeeCole for Reign, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

In Between

Fairy Season

Fairy Season

Every time a child says “I don’t believe in fairies” there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. ~ J.M. Barrie

Fairy Season

If any season is the time for fairies, this is the one, where leaves start to bud on the trees and little blooms poke their heads up and raindrops wash the front lawn green. So this fairy look is entirely appropriate, inspired by the wings that Kiddo Oh made to go with the pretty frock she is featuring at We <3 RP. Now I can see this dress as a potential summer dress or a nightgown but she decided to make it a pretty fairy look, so I dressed it up with applier stockings from BigBeautifulDoll, foot straps from Berta Avro and a pretty necklace that includes a great HUD from NatiWilliams from Chapter Four.

Fairy Season

Of course, Shyla Diggs’ gorgeous skin for Uber lends the sort of ethereal touch this look needs, especially with her soft tones and beautiful features. I love how Shyla always gives a thumbnail of the makeup offerings with her fatpacks and gives her lipsticks to add on so you can swap out looks while keeping the same aesthetic. Santana Lumiere has created appliers for the Belleza mesh hands, which I am so happy to be able to use, especially with her gorgeous textures.

My hair is Truth Hawks’ newest, a romantically pulled back long wavy look with a gorgeous fullness to it, especially when it’s crowned by Persefona’s lovely hair piece from the Fantasy Collective, which has a great menu to allow color change for all the different pearl sets.

Fairy Season

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

Skin: -Belleza- Jia Uber SK 7 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Echo eye collection – 6 M by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

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

Dress: Starfly by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at We <3 RP *

Wings: Starfly Wings Pink by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at We <3 RP *

Hairpiece: Persefona Vissela Wreath (pink) by Persefona for Persefona, available at The Fantasy Room

Necklace: {Imeka} Vintage Flower Key Necklace by NatiWilliams for Imeka, available at Chapter Four

Nail applier: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Stockings: BigBeautifulDoll – Nylon Stockings Short Pink – Belleza by BigBeautifulDoll for BigBeautifulDoll

Foot straps: .:.*{ S.G }*.:. ALBA  by Berta Avro for Severed Garden

Poses by AbbyAnne for Sari-Sari

Fairy Season

Gypsy Soul

Gypsy Soul

“I have always considered myself a free spirit with a Gypsy soul surrendering gratefully to wherever life takes me.” – Melanie Moushigian Koulouris

Gypsy Soul

Shiny Shabby’s next round opens today and it’s, as you can see, chock full of Boho goodness. If you are a fan of a gypsy soul, then you will score at this event as I did. First you have the wonderfully textured and meshed jacket from Rucy Byron, a piece that comes in several neutral tones that all look like fine suede so you can mix it with other pieces. It also includes an undershirt, but I chose to go with a tank from LacunaInc, carefully fitting it under the jacket and over my mesh body (which is mostly alpha’d out—go figure). I matched it to one of Sissy Pessoa’s fabulous maxi skirts, the entire set in many colors but also with great leathery/suede textures and a lace inset. I matched up the look with a handbag from the UnitedColorsTeam which is rigged mesh, so grab a demo before buying to see if it fits you as you like. I accessorized with a great necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed.

 

Gypsy Soul

Skin Fair is still going strong, and Inka Mexicola is one of the sponsors of the Fair, so it’s a double treat because you get several of Inka’s newest skins exclusively. I like Inka’s line because she includes appliers for everything, including the Belleza mesh body, which many creators have forgone because of the different UV maps on the hands and feet. Inka, with true skill, managed to create the applier for this body as well as others like the Maitreya, and she includes a great choice of brows and a set of beautiful lipsticks.

Mina Nakamura is also participating in Shiny Shabby this round with a great hair with a bandana that also includes your choice of textures on her handy HUD. And I had to show Kunst Himmel’s rugs again because I am totally hooked on them (no pun intended). Rugs always seem to be my final choice to pull an interior look all together, and I will be using this set of rugs over and over in my decorating. It’s worth a few pulls of the gacha!

Gypsy Soul

Hair: MINA HUD – Jacky – Fatpack by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: Essences [Fortuna] medium01 *blonde* with Essences {Lucky Charm: Lipstick04} by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Jacket: !APHORISM! Vintage Leather Jacket – Pale Brown by Rucy Byron for Aphorism, available at Shiny Shabby *

Top: *LACUNA* Tetroz Tank – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Skirt: Baiastice_Joan-Long Suede skirt-Rose by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Malina Stone – Group 5 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Handbag: UC_Boho_bag_women_L_Brown_red by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Gypsy Soul

Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live
with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy
the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

~ “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl

I love this Neil Young song and I love my cinnamon girl. Start with this slinky sexy dress from Beanster Potato (which can be switched to a number of colors using her color change HUD, so don’t think you’re limited to this flavor). Add pumps, also from Beanster, and some gorgeous jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler, and of course a darling handbag from Miffyhoi Rosca for this round of Shiny Shabby, and you have a hot mama, nearly burning through the rugs from Kunst Himmel’s gacha for Shiny Shabby. (More rugs! Yay!)

Cinnamon Girl

The heat of this look comes from Shantia Soulstar’s gorgeous and soulful skin for Skin Fair. It comes with Slink and Omega appliers plus a few others. I spent a frustrating half hour trying to get it to work with the Love n Lust translators on one body (it was not coloring the neck fix.. bleah) so I switched to the Belleza mesh body and Slink hands and feet, and that worked quite well except the nipples, which don’t quite line up but who cares since I am dressed. The Omega is still hit and miss but well, still a deal at the price. I used the makeups available with the skin to create this smoking look and pretty nail appliers from Giela Delpaso.

Shylah Honey is on a roll with hair lately, and she is offering this sexy and beautiful style at the Fantasy Collective this round. With a lock of hair winding back up, it’s a different and new look in a standard silhouette.  My pretty ring is from Anthony77777 Bandit, who has captured the glistening qualities of windlight to make rings that glitter without scripts or bling.

Cinnamon Girl

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Cosette Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

Skin: ZC – Gina sk5 – Br Brows – chB with ZC – Gina Eyeshadows – Date Night 02 and ZC – Gina Lips – Burgundy 03 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

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

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Zahima earrings – Golden jade by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Bracelets: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Ring: BANDIT – Eternity Rubys  ring female 1.0b by Anthony77777 Bandit for Bandit Jewelry Shop *

Handbag: =Zenith=Leather Circle Handbag B(Cream) R FARM by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – MvW Autumn Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: DN Mesh: Munch Pumps by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Cinnamon Girl