Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

The one with the bright eyes
Laughed her way inside this music box;
Stored away in the corner of my heart

~ “Bright Eyes” by Jason Mraz

Bright Eyes

Ivy Burner has made this gorgeous dress with an Indian gold motif on the collar for the Black Fair (which will be closing soon, so get over there NOW). With a great halter neckline and a short-up-to-there skirt, it’s sexy and sensual and perfect for a girl with bright eyes. (I thought the turquoise would pop against the black and I’m right.)

I am showing Gospel Voom’s newest shoes, the Paris Peeptoe, which comes in satin or patent in several bold colorways. Once again Gospel wows with his beautifully designed shoe, which comes with the choice of slingback or full pump (you choose from the menu). So for every pair you get, you not only get the prematched skin catalog but also the two pairs for one.

Bright Eyes

My glowing skin is Aida Ewing’s pretty offering for Collabor88, one of the several makeups she is offering at a rock bottom price. My pulled back ponytail is one of the mesh hairs Siddean Munro is sneaking in past your hand-and-feet-loving eyes. Yes, she can do more than just whip together mesh extremities—she does the hair too!

Bright Eyes

And I let her get away from me
But I’ll never take that day away from me.

Hair: Slink Marling Tail Auburn by Siddean Munro for Slink *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – Jamaica 02 G by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Deep Turquoise (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Henna dress – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Black Fair *

Bracelet: Zaara : Atiriya stone bracelet  *turquoise-gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( Jamaica ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Orc Inc. Fingernails – Glitter Split Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc. *

Shoes: [Gos] Paris Peeptoe – Satin Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Mesh and Lace

Mesh and Lace

I saw the world crashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

~ “Melt with You” by Modern English

Mesh and Lace

Did they know when they wrote these lyrics that they were prescient—”mesh and lace”? Voshie Paine has combined them to make this lovely dress for the Black Fair. With a gorgeous system top in black lace over a beautiful flowing mesh skirt, this dress is extremely elegant, especially in black. (I took it dancing and the mesh skirt performed well. I would not do the tango but other moves worked.) I accessorized with pearl s from Barf Delicioso (yep, folks, examining the creator yielded that), which are being sold at Collabor88.

Mesh and Lace

My mesh hair with color change bow is one of Truth Hawk’s newest. Pearl earrings are from Maxi Gossamer’s set at the Black Fair and my eyes are from Maddox DuPont’s group gift for his seventh rez day (old man!). My luminous skin is Hlin Blackbird’s lovely offering for the Black Fair.

Mesh and Lace

“Lace – the invention of a goddess and the occupation of a queen.” ~ Federico de Vinciolo

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Misty [Roots] – LightBlondes03 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: al vulo- Cecilia*  smoke blonde brow sunkissed by Hlin Bluebird for al vulo, available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: KMADD Eyes_FROST ~ Frozen Grass by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises

Dress: .la petite morte. black collection. formal black by Voshie Paine for la petite morte, available at the Black Fair *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Alexa Black Choker Pearls – GOLD y Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Pearls: DECO – MESH Marilyn Pearls (Smoke) by Barf Delicioso for DECO, available at Collabor88

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant S Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Orc Inc – Pastel Shimmer – Slink Avatar Enhancement HUDs by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc. *

Shoes: [Gos] Eva Slingback – Colour Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Mavi Beck for MaVie

The Collector

The Collector

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton

The Collector

If SL is a fantasy world, than my fantasy is to be an art collector. In fact, at one time, I indulged in that fantasy and had my own little person gallery of art I had collected, but now I just enjoy it in my own home. I found that I could be a fantasy art collector at a new site called curiator.com (apply for an invite), in which people can exchange their favorite art and build a collection, perhaps finding more by their favorite artists and learning about new artists. Consider it a Pinterest for fine art. (I am Harper Beresford on there as well—find me.)

For this blog entry, I imagined an art collector with a country home—a modern villa with plenty of wall space for hanging paintings and sketches and photographs. (I do realize art encompasses more than this, but indulge me here.) I pulled some pieces from my collection on curiator.com and put them up on the walls and went to town with new items from FaMESHed and Collabor88.

The Collector

Cory Edo has made a collection for FaMESHed with a sort of postmodern bent. With suggestions of earlier periods, she mixes funky with traditionalism, modernist curvy lines with varied surfaces to offer a set that seems eclectic and pulled together all at once. The furniture features a variety of PG, and if you choose to upgrade, adult poses which will make it very versatile. And I even snuck in BabyChampagne Sass’s modern trunk (as my art collector travels back and forth quite a bit).

The Collector

Putting this collection in the villa that Cory is offering at Collabor88 was a no-brainer. It all fit together. The villa itself has a large open space with two rooms off the main space and three levels climbing up. She offers it in a shadowed white, which you can customize to your pleasure. I tinted the floor and several walls to pop color in our art collector’s house and give a tension to this modern but homey space. As always she offers privacy settings, pull down blinds, and locks on the doors so art thieves can’t creep in.

The Collector

Tya Fallingbridge’s dining room set at FaMESHed is a gorgeous addition to this house. With color change built into the table and credenza and changeable fabrics on the chairs, it’s entirely customizable. The modern lines of the chairs and credenza compliment the more traditional round table and provide a handsome or beautiful look to a dining room (depending on your styling).

The Collector

Our art collector is, of course, eclectic and stylish and I tried to show this with a black pantsuit that Spooky Mistwallow has made for the Black Fair. Coupled with strappy stylish shoes from TeamRedgrave (made orange to pop), the look is sleek but also colorful, especially with Maxi Gossamer’s Limited Bazaar jewelry. Funky nails from Giela Delpaso mix it up in this colorful assemblage.

The Collector

I used the elegant gold shadowed skin from Izzie Button, a feature at the Black Fair, as my palette. With dark brows and sleekly lined eyes, the skin has a neutral lip, perfect for our art collector. And a casual wavy flip from Chiaki Xue completes the look—she doesn’t want to look contrived.

The Collector

We have art in order not to die of the truth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*45(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Izzie’s – Kaelyn Skin pale DB (gold) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Outfit: :KR: Glamstreet Pantsuit – Black by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock, available at the Black Fair *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelet – Tarifa Neon by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Limited Bazaar *

Shoes: – Shoes Grace – 12colors R / REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

House:

Trompe Loeil – Modern Villa by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Furniture:

Trompe Loeil – Oceania Brights Collection by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Cohen Dining Set by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

{{BSD Design studio}}Model offshore luggage brown by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at SL Fashion Week *

::PopArt:: Iwanca Lux vase by Fionna Cale for PopArt

:CP: Vita’s Lamp by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea

Rug Pale Paradise **Sweet Sorrows** by Colette Charleville for Sweet Sorrows

Pixelated Petals- Zen Bowl Set  and Pixelated Petals- Glass block vase w/orchids by Miko Omegamu for Pixelated Petals

MESHWORX – Flute Floor Lamp v3b (Mod/copy Only) by Loz Hyde for Meshworx

Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Gold & White by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Wedge Table Lamp by Kaerri Rae by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri

Medallion Rug by Szabo Horn, no longer available

Art by:

Robert Rauschenberg

Michael Wolf

David Hochbaum

Jeremy Geddes

Richard Avedon

Hiroshi Yoshida

Oleg Dou

Banksy

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Ripple Effect

Funny how you meet a new person and it ripples through your life. Suddenly you are thinking of something you discussed and it affects how you do something else or it comes back to you days later while you are doing something else. It’s a ripple effect, when a new person enters your life. And it’s a ripple effect when you do something good for others. A positive push to the world.

Having put in my little bit for the day, let me show you this sexy ensemble, mostly made of stuff from the Black Fair, which is opening today. Start with this sexy dress from Cynthia Ultsch. Cynthia favors curviness over anything and this dress has it in spades with a sexy shape and gorgeous color. I accessorized with a new mesh belt from Mirja Mills and pearls that Maxi Gossamer is offering at the Black Fair. BabyChampagne Sass is offering these studded heels at the Black Fair as well.

Ripple Effect

My sexy skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely exclusive for the Black Fair. With sensual glossy lips and a heavily lined cat eye, it’s arresting. My long hair is one of Truth Hawk’s new releases. I chose the fade in teal to work with the dress.

Ripple Effect

Every positive change has a ripple effect.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Carrie [Roots] – LightBrowns03Fade by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Valentina Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: [Cynful] Sexy Back Dress in teal by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Alexa Black Choker Pearls – Group 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fair *

Belt: .:EMO-tions.. * TALULAH* belt by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Summer lover Special editionCDblk by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the Black Fair *

Poses by Audrey Guter for Purple Poses, available at the Black Fair *

They’re My Friends

They're My Friends

All my life I’ve been searching for something
Something I can put my finger on
Baby, I’ve been living for the weekend
Baby, I’ve been living for this cyber soul

~ “Friends” by Band of Skulls

They're My Friends

I think Band of Skulls wrote this song for everyone in SL. Don’t we often come here just to be with our friends and let our hair down? Dance without having to dress up in RL, without having to drink or push in the crowds or find parking?

I’d go out in this dress from Freya OIivieri, which is one of six colorways she is selling at the Black Fair, which is opening on Friday. No, they are not all black, blessedly. There is some color in there. I particularly appreciated the embroidered skirt on this version. The dress comes with Lola appliers, but I chose to wear au naturel so I could show off the gorgeous necklace Freya is also selling at the Black Fair.

They're My Friends

My gorgeous hair comes courtesy of Mirja Mills, who is rocking mesh and making styles everyone can love. I love how this turns so well with this pose, one of the many Meccaa Resident is selling at the Black Fair, which opens Friday. I couldn’t help but wear one of Tricky’s Belleza Best Buy skins—it’s so perfect for this blonde look.

They're My Friends

Every Friday just about midnight
All my problems seem to disappear
Everyone that I miss when I’m distant
Everybody’s here

I need love ’cause only love is true
I need every waking hour with you
And my friends ’cause they’re so beautiful
Yeah, my friends they are so beautiful
They’re my friends

Hair: .:EMO-tions.. * KALINDA * /lightblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:.

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley Med BBB 1 Bl by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Melanie Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: *MC* Bustier Dress – Tan by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: *MC* Norah Necklace (Mesh) Olive/Gold by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Bracelet: Cute Poison – Lucky Star Bracelet – Gold (L) by Sae Luan for Cute Poison, available at the Black Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Ombre Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Lauren d’Orsay – Truffle Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at The Boutique

Poses by meccaa for .[ pose+ivity ], available at the Black Fair *