Romance

Romance

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Romance

Can one love oneself too much? Like 20 million other bloggers, I got the Belleza mesh body updates and needed to take comparison photos to see the three versions of the body—Venus, Isis, and Freya. Tricky and Co. have given more in this update that anyone should deserve, all on his dime. (If you already bought the body, you don’t have to buy it again—think about that.) He has completely revamped the HUD, including a plethora of features that weren’t there before, including three boob types (not two), a better blending neck, massive numbers of alpha slices, the mesh nipples much more easily turned off and on, pointy nails, and of course, THREE bodies, which I compare below. There is, of course, the revised Venus in her original form, but also Isis with a rounder butt and nice perky boobs. Then there is Freya, with thicker, juicier thighs and butt and a fuller figure. And they include a special HUD for storing applied outfits. Bingo!

Romance

I applied away, of course, using the Omega Belleza one-time clicker to put the relay into the body and then wore the hud for this lingerie set from Mariska Simons and clicked it on. It worked perfectly on all three bodies. Mayhem Seetan’s almost avant garde and sky high shoes fit perfectly on the Belleza feet (and I think we will see more of the creators making Belleza shoes again—yay!). My hair is a new style from Kuranosuke Kamachi and of course, I am wearing one of Shyla Diggs’ newest skins.

I am posed on a pedestal from Dreamfantasia Nightmare for ROMP, which is opening July 3. The pedestal, seemingly innocuous with one avatar on it, actually contains a surprise for two, a surprise appropriate for ROMP.

Romance

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Stock” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 6 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Dark Red by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

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

Mesh bodies by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

  • -Belleza- Venus V3
  • -Belleza- Isis
  • -Belleza- Freya

Applier: Lingerie appliers: ~Blacklace~ Omega Hud (Sinnocent in Blue) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: AZOURY – Alma Wedge Sandals – Dark (Belleza) by Mayhem Seetan for AZOURY, available at Shiny Shabby *

Pedestal: *Figment* Pygmalion’s Column-White by Dreamfantasia Nightmare for *Figment*, available at ROMP (opening July 3)

Romance

The Deeper the Blue

The Deeper the Blue

The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white. ~ Wassily Kandinsky

The Deeper the Blue

Mami Jewell has just come out with a bridal dress that should catch your attention. As always, Mami applies her beautiful texture work with laces, embossing and sheer elements to an elegant dress. It’s the skillful combination of proportions in the textures from the sheen of the textured bodice to the sheerness of the skirt and ruffled sleeves to the carefully placed roses with the mixture of mesh with flexi with prim, that distinguishes Mami’s work from other ballgown makers. Mami includes a veil, bouquet variations and other pieces with this outfit but I am simply satisfied in wearing it as a beautiful gown. I added dangly earrings from Zib Scaggs from On9—the dress really doesn’t need much more accessorization.

The Deeper the Blue

Gosh I love this new updo from Kavar Cleanslate. It’s a new look on the grid—straight hair pulled up in a messy French twist—and so prevalent in RL looks. With his fantastic textures, I predict this one will be a big seller at Collabor88 and one you will see on lots of ladies. My skin too, the newest from Shyla Diggs, is a classic look from one of the best skin artists on the grid. I have added a touch of gloss and blush to the skin but the eye makeups, the brows, the features are all subtle, nuanced and gorgeous. When I put one of Shyla’s skins on, I feel myself and I feel beautiful.

The Deeper the Blue

Hair: ::Exile::Full Of Grace by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Blonde and -Belleza- Amelia Blush Sk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

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

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

Dress: -AZUL Bridal- Regina/Sugilite by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Earrings: Roxi ~ Earring Silver/Blues by Zib Scaggs for Zibska, available at On9 *

Shoes: Elyisum – Grace peeptoe stiletto – classic blue plain by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

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

The Deeper the Blue

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