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

Birthday Buddies

Birthday Buddies

Another year!

Birthday Buddies

The SL12B celebration for the community is almost over but there are still a few days to get some of the great things from the SLBig Hunt and the freebie areas on the sims, including your own KittyCat, made especially for the birthday. KittyCats employed the colors of the logos to decorate the kitties.

I am also using this chance to check the flexibility of Tricky Boucher’s newest mesh bodies. I made my avatar a curvier girl—not in the distorted idea of large butt and breasts and tiny waist but a viably larger girl with full hips and belly, arms and legs. I tried all three bodies on and saw how each could work but the Isis fit best under this dress from Marcopol Oh from Shiny Shabby, which I wore in large. “Fit” means that I could use the alphas in a way that allowed the body to look reasonable and believable with the dress. Freya’s legs were just too thick to work with the dress (though it was perfectly viable). The Venus gave a nice shape too though it seems Isis has a wee bit more booty, which I liked.

Birthday Buddies

I am wearing the absolutely lovely Amelia skin from Shyla Diggs, which looks gorgeous on my fuller face with its lovely features and makeup. Shylah Honey’s darling hair for Fameshed makes my look pretty and classy. I love the curls and the pinned bangs. This hair can easily be retro as well as contemporary. This posing blanket is from Olaenka Chesnokov and will be available for FLF. It has texture change and many cute poses.

A cute necklace and bracelet set from Maxi Gossamer at Uber fit wonderfully as did the initial ankle bracelet from Natalee Oodles from Shiny Shabby, which I had to resize up to fit my ankle and it looks terrific. Glamistry is still making shoes that fit Belleza feet and you can see even with filling out my shape, my ankles look beautiful.

Birthday Buddies

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jessamy Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Light Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

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

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

Dress: LPdN: Sonya Dress:Sky by Marcopol Oh for La Penderie de Nicole, available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace and bracelet: MG – Necklace – Savannah Heart Key – Group 2 and MG – Bracelets – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Anklet: Noodles – Initial Anklet Platinum by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available at Shiny Shabby*

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Towel: oOo sunning towel 4LI c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo (for Fifty Linden Friday)*

My friends: SL12B KittyCats by KittyCats, available at their KittyCatS SL12B sim or at the gift centers at SL12B: Impressive and Spectacular

Birthday Buddies

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