Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Blue eyes
Baby’s got blue eyes
Like a deep blue sea
On a blue blue day

Blue eyes laughing in the sun
Laughing in the rain
Baby’s got blue eyes
And I am home, and I am home again

~ “Blue Eyes” by Elton John

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s got all blue, starting with this elegant and sexy mesh dress from NataPorolo for Shiny Shabby that includes a clever fade to translucent hem and a stylish wrapped and ruched bodice. The texture is great and the mesh is nicely rigged. I wore it over the Belleza Venus body after a few adjustments to my shape and it fit perfectly (however notice my thin legs—reduced the muscular setting). I accessorized with Monica Outlander’s lovely pieces for her gacha at Shiny Shabby and slipped on wickedly high and ridiculously sexy shoes from Glamistry that he is featuring at Kustom9 with his incredible texture change HUD.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

AtomicSparkle Skytower has been making skins in SL for quite a while and now she is coming up to speed with appliers soon to come out for the Belleza and Maitreya bodies to match her skins and the Slink hands and feet appliers she already has. I tested her Belleza applier and it looks darn good, especially with this gorgeous skin that comes with tattoo makeups so you can switch up your look. My wild hair comes courtesy of Kavar Cleanslate for the Festival of Sin. I used his handy HUD to get a dark hair and then added blue streaks. He has some brilliant mixed color looks and fantasy colors as well. And the aforementioned blue eyes are from Ikon Innovia, his beautiful exclusive for Shiny Shabby with system eyes and his great HUD system for mesh eyes.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Hair: Exile::Out of the Ruins by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Festival of Sin II *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-ANA-Tan-Dk-Feline with *Verve* Ana-Brow-Black and *Verve* Ana-Lip-Fudge plus *VERVE* Tattoo – HairBase – Dark by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V3 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: TETRA – Pyramid Dress (Azure) by NataPorolo for TETRA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Miamai_Flora Cuff_02 and Miamai_Flora Earring 02 by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Fall 2015 Metals (slink) Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Black Tie

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

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

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!

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

~ “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi

A casual summer look starts with a lace top from Apple May for Shiny Shabby. She has made several versions of this top including those to fit the Freya and Isis bodies from Belleza (yay!) and the lace is a lovely texture for many looks. I paired it with a flirty skirt from LouLou Teichmann and darling flat sandals from Monicuzza Babenco, both also featured at Shiny Shabby. My great necklace set is Mirja Mills’ great boho set for My Attic, which goes perfectly with the casual clothes I have on. I am showing ValiantCo’s terrific cab sofa for Uber, part of their city theme. It includes a ton of single poses and cuddles and a few adult.

Big Yellow Taxi

Shyla Diggs has released a new skin for Uber with eyebrows in separate shades beyond the typical blonde, brown, etc. I am really glad to see this because sometimes a blonde brow is just too light, for example. The makeups, as always, are subtle but fashionable and the features are gorgeous. Because of the dark blonde brows, I was able to wear this shade of M4ri1yn Magic’s hair for Shiny Shabby, two braids which come with and without the hat, which also includes its own variations via HUD. The whole look is a little folksy, a bit of pop, just like Joni Mitchell’s song.

Big Yellow Taxi

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\  Koca hair [with hat ] by M4ri1yn Magic for ~Tableau Vivant~, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

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

Top: Lace Tops (Belleza Isis) – White by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Bauhaus Movement – Switchback  MIDNIGHT Skirt by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace set: .:EMO-tions:. * ABIGAIL * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

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

Shoes: *YS&YS* Santorini Flats Mail (Belleza) by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Couch: [Con.] Checkered Cab Seat – A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Uber *

Big Yellow Taxi

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

Romantic hair!

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

I have seen Viking’s hair popping up at other events recently so I was glad to get a chance to see their hair at Hair Fair this year and it was a great experience! Choosing three different asymmetrical styles, Viking showed that hair can have variation, even across a similar shape. First long and straight and tied to the side, then a long braid with a full pouf, and finally curly and sexy dressy hair. It was classy enough to wear with Shyla Diggs’ skin and gorgeous drop earrings from Lusciousmami Emerald from the Showroom.

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

My dress is Dead Dollz featured exclusive for The Epiphany. It’s absolutely gorgeous but a bit complicated and costly to obtain. At this gacha event, players play on the machine as usual taking their chance with commons and rares but once they receive their prize they are given 2 options: open the box or redeem it for Epiphany points. (You only get 30 seconds to decide after you wear the box, so be careful to do this when you’re ready to make such decisions.) If they open the box they can keep the item. If they choose to redeem they exchange it for credit and the item disappears. The credits then compound and you can use them to “purchase” exclusive items that will never be sold outside of the event. A no-trans exclusive item costs 25 points; a trans item is 200 points. This dress is an exclusive item.

Bottom line, if you like this dress, you can purchase 25 common items in the gachas for 25-100L each and if you decide to redeem them all, you’ll end up with enough points to get the dress. Purchase the cheapest gachas at 25L each and you can spend 625L or less, if you get some rares to get it, and that’s true of any of the exclusive items. This dress is worth it. I am not sure all the exclusives are. I am guessing for hard core gacha enthusiasts, the ability to redeem points for duplicates will be a boon (and you can carry up to 100 points over to the next round). For those of us who aren’t hard core, well.. meh.

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by viking for no.match, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • NO.MATCH_NO.DRAMA.
  • NO.MATCH_NO.FAME.
  • NO.MATCH_NO.TROUBLE.

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK MIX Makeup 2 with -Belleza- Amelia Blush Sk and -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Blonde by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, for the Mix Event *

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

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

Dress: Night Watch by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at The Epiphany *

Earrings: [LX] Bolly Earring Gold by Lusciousmami Emerald for LUXURY, available at the Showroom

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

Poses by Dahriel for PosESioN

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

More from Hair Fair? You betcha!

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

I love Mirja Mills’ hair for Hair Fair this year. Long, flowing, wavy or straight, it’s downright seriously sexy. Mirja has brought her A-game to this year’s fair with some gorgeous made mesh hair with her sensational colors on her texture-change HUD. With each hair purchase kicking a percentage to Wigs for Kids, it’s a no-brainer to look sexy while helping kids.

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

I thought a sexy bohemian look suited this hair so I used Moonbubble Gothly’s fantastic new appliers for my top and wore Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ awesome mesh bell bottoms for my outfit. Clicking the HUD, I found a great slate jean and black belt with silver buckle that echoed the silver in the gorgeous ethnic-inspired jewelry from Mea Carnell that she is featuring at Tres Chic. I dressed up Sawsan Secretspy’s luscious skin (that now has updated Belleza appliers so the hands and feet are covered) with eyes and lips from Constance Daehlie. It was a lot of fun putting this look together.

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • .:EMO-tions:. * ROSI*
  • .:EMO-tions:. * STEPHANIE*
  • .:EMO-tions:. * LILIAH*

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Fatma Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

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

Makeup: #adored – cindy shadows – smog and #adored – vague lips – 90s – barrymore by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Top: [ bubble ] Double Ragged Tops Fatpack v2 using [ bubble ] Top Appliers HUD – Prune by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Jeans: L&B Swear “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: Meva Fusion Necklace and Earrings by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Tres Chic (opens July 17) *

Nail applier: [LB Ombre1] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

Analog Dog at Hair Fair 2015

Analog Dog at Hair Fair 2015

Only one more day!

Analog Dog at Hair Fair 2015

Hair Fair opens tomorrow and the blogs are now busting with the new styles. Check them all out and make sure you join the Hair Fair Demo Group so you can get the demos BEFORE you go shopping and save yourself a lot of heartache. Demos have already started dropping, so join the group and check past notices.

When you get to Hair Fair, make sure you check out Queue Marlowe’s newest styles, including one that is a redone version of a classic SL hair. Named after a few of Queue’s favorite things, the hairs come with her great texture-change HUD, hairbases, and Queue’s own bit of magic.

Analog Dog at Hair Fair 2015

I styled Queue’s hair with one of Nicole Button’s newest skins, a luscious look that comes with appliers galore, including appliers for the Belleza body. I found that if I forewent using the neck fixer, things looked just fine. I am sure Nicole will be updating her appliers for the new body soon. My top is one of Flutter Memel’s gorgeous pieces for Collabor88 (with matching skirt, which you barely see).

Analog Dog at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hair Fair 2015 (opens July 11) *

  • AD – molly
  • AD – psylocibin
  • AD – sassafras

Skin: Egozy.Vida (Coffee).SOFT with Egozy.Vilda.Eyebrows Brown.(Add)(Coffee) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

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

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Serena Top – Ocean Blue by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

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

Analog Dog at Hair Fair 2015

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

“My bedroom is my sanctuary.” ~ Vera Wang

Sanctuary

There’s nothing like a cozy, sexy bedroom for a woman in SL. This great bed with color change sheets, pillows, blanket and headboard from JianSL at ROMP has a bunch of sexy animations for bedroom fun. Sway Dench has made a bunch of furniture and accessories in black and white that are EXCLUSIVE for the Mix Event this month so if you want them, get over there (and check their HUD for other great buys).

My sexy corset, which is topless and pantless (which I *mostly* hid) is Iki Akira’s exclusive at ROMP and honestly, it fits great over the Belleza Isis mesh body with few alterations. Sexy bowed platforms from Nardya Rousselot are one of two pairs she is featuring at ROMP and they come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreya AND Belleza.

Sanctuary

I AM wearing the Belleza Isis mesh body. Can’t you tell from my cute little can peeking out from beneath my corset? For matchy match, I have Shyla Diggs’ newest version of Amelia, a lovely lush set of skins she did exclusively for the Mix Event. My long (and modest) wavy hair is Shylah Honey’s newest for the Mix Event, and it comes with all their fantastic colors!

Sanctuary

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Dallas Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, for the Mix Event *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia DT MIX Makeup 4 with -Belleza- Amelia Deep Tan Brows – Dark Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – purple by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Corset: Violent Seduction – Gilded Corset (Purple) by Iki Akiri for Violent Seduction, available at ROMP *

Bracelet: #adored – simply charmed bracelet – cuppin’ cake – gold by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Candy Fair *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Lola Heels Black (BELLEZA) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix , available at ROMP *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Furnishings:

Saxton set by JianSL for JIAN, available at ROMP *

  • Jian – Saxton Bed (PG)
  • Jian – Saxton Nightstand (Hers)

Filis set by Sway Dench for Sway’s, for the Mix Event *

  • Sway’s [Filis] Chair A . B&W
  • Sway’s [Filis] Table . B&W black
  • Sway’s [Filis] Lamp trio . B&W
  • Sway’s [Filis] Tulips . B&W pink
  • Sway’s [Filis] Tulips . B&W purple

Wall Art: Photo of “Balloon Venus” by Jeff Koons

Sanctuary