Smexy

A friend asked me today what “smexy” meant. I assumed that it was a combo of “smart” and “sexy.” The Urban Dictionary confirmed my assumption.

Smexy

It’s a perfect description for JB Gazov’s newest offering—a smexy black leather corset made of separate sculpty pieces layered over system pieces, all offered with a great resizing hud. Between the seductive silhouette, the sensual leather textures, and the truly smart HUD, this corset is a the new generation of smexy lingerie for women in SL. I will note that you should not wear all layers of the system pieces—doing so leaves an odd shadow around the neck.

Smexy

Note the HUD adjusts and positions the straps, cups, and ribbon on three different axes. I found the outfit fit almost perfectly upon wearing, though I had to push the ribbon in substantially. (I am guessing he left it out there so it didn’t get buried in the avatar.)

Smexy

Look closely. Can you believe those are prims I am wearing on top? Now that you have taken a gander at that, reluctantly drag your eyes up to my face. Yes, my pretty face, courtesy of Tuli Asturias.  And check my tousled hip hair from Olli Braveheart. Hey, my eyes are up here!

Smexy

If God wanted us to be naked, why did he invent sexy lingerie? ~ Shannen Doherty

Hair: [LCKY] Daikirai – black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/br) 07a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: J’s Lace-up BUSTIRE (Black Leather) by JB Gazov for J’s

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

The Woman with the Accent

Ever meet a woman of indeterminate origin? You know who I mean.. one who has an accent that you can’t quite place, a look and manner that is so eclectic you can’t say, oh, she’s from Boston or Buenos Aires or Berlin or Bangkok. All you know is she is not from your own small town.

The Woman with the Accent

She’s really nice, friendly, interesting when you meet her at your cousin’s boss’ wife’s cocktail party. She will tell you a story about where she got her lace top, this one being from Sissy Pessoa. “I found it in this very interesting boutique in Milan,” she’ll tell you. “And the woman there—what an artist! She sewed each button herself!” You’ll hear the perfect way she says “Milan” and inspect the top, which is indeed made of the finest black Italian lace, and conclude she has to be Italian.

She catches you checking out her skirt and leggings, and she explains she got them in Japan from this great designer, cocoro Lemon. “There is something so marvelous about feathers,” she laughs as she pushes around the food on her plate with her chopsticks, picking up the sushi appetizer with such skill, you would swear she was Japanese.

The Woman with the Accent

She seems to be eating but none of ever it goes in her mouth or so it seems because her bold red lipstick is never smudged. Then you will compliment her makeup and she’ll tell you all about this great American artist, Lorac Farella, who has created a most unique makeup line that combines a gothic and pale look for the average woman, so she has a darker and more elegant look. And then you think, hm, she has to be from New York.

The Woman with the Accent

She fluffs her flexi ostrich feathered skirt and your eyes travel down to her boots as she sets down her plate still full of food (she *looked* like she was eating but nothing went down). The boots, leather with zippers all over, are also from Japan—the same cocoru Lemon, she explains. “Ah Tokyo!” she smiles. She sets down her empty champagne glass (the second one—she DOES seem to be swallowing that down), scans the crowd looking for the next person to speak to, and gives you a sweet little smile. “Nice meeting you,” she says. “Toodle-loo!”

The Woman with the Accent

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” ~ Virginia Woolf

Hair: *eha~Jean Black by Salut Erin for *eha

Skin: Mystere Skin-Tone 3 /No.12 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins/RFyre *

Blouse: * Baiastice_Charlotte shirt by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

Skirt with leggings: *COCO*_FeatherSkirt by cocoro Lemon for *COCO* *

Scarf: Sonatta Morales*8* Night Scarf by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales

Earrings: p.c.; Black Pearl Drops Earrings by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Boots: *COCO*_ZipperBootie by cocoro Lemon for *COCO* *

Leather Princess

Some days you just want to run over to the Demonic Empire and listen to some hard rock or industrial and dance with your friends and have a good old time. OK, I have to admit, hard rock is not my thing, but the people at Demonic are as nice as they come.

Leather Princess

Even though I work for RFyre, I don’t generally dress for a Demonic Empire evening. (I just don’t get out that much.) Vixn Dagger, however, has made outfits that will take me to the Demonic and elsewhere. With her well-drawn system pieces, vamp styling (that is sexy but not ridiculous), and great proportion of skin to clothing (in other words, it’s not *all* hanging out but what is looks hot), she sells a sexy leather look for a reasonable price (and she includes with this look shoes AND boots).

Leather Princess

Vixn started out as a lady who sold shapes and eyes. She has quickly ramped up her business and offers a variety of women’s and men’s clothes for goth or club wear in her store. I will admit—Vixn is a friend of mine. And honestly, she is one of the hardest working women in SL. And Vixn knows sexy. When the leather pants are stripped off, this sexy thong and stocking set can be found underneath.

Leather Princess

A look like this demands a wild tossed hair. DBS Heart, known for such styles, made this particular beauty with tendrils that curl into the face, softening the face. And what a face—another by Tuli Asturias with its deep dark eyes and luscious dark lips. Beautiful dangling flexi earrings by Elbereth Nightfire finish the look.

Leather Princess

I’m for whatever gets you through the night. ~ Frank Sinatra

Hair: ::DBS::TossMeAround-Ebony by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 10a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: Vamps & Tramps – Skullz n Tears (revisted) by Vixn Dagger for Vamps & Tramps

Earrings: ~*Star Kindler*~  Fringes: Platinum /Long by Elbereth Nightfire for ~*Star Kindler*~

Boots: BAX Ankle Boot Black Patent by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Little Black Dress

Read any fashion magazine and the key word for any woman’s wardrobe is the Little Black Dress or LBD. Simple in cut and style, it serves to make a sophisticated sort of blank slate upon which a woman can write fashion.

Little Black Dress

Delora Starbrook, normally known for her sexy camisks and silks, has been venturing into the dressmaking business as of late, and this little black number (one of several colors she offers), fulfills all the requirements for a good LBD. First we have the shorter length that thankfully doesn’t venture into mini-skirt range. Then we have the beautifully textured bodice leading around back to a sexy but not risque V’d back. Delora chooses to use one prim for the skirt and it fits well, making the entire silhouette elegant and sexy.

Little Black Dress

Hair is from an increasing product offering by BlueStarRUI Villota (who also made my terrific nails, scripted especially for model posing). Specializing in bobs of various lengths and hat-topped styles, BlueStarRUI offers some terrific cuts for the lady who wants more elegance than fluff. My necklace and bracelet by Rama Anatine are an elegant accompaniment to the dress with the mix of pearls and metal—a very classic adornment.

Little Black Dress

Finally these pumps by Nardya Rousselot with their clever little strap and almost spectator pump pattern provide a little flair to the LBD. Nardya always seems to have an incredible sense of style and elegance in her designs—these shoes are no exception. Black pumps would not do for this dress; colored pumps would stand out too much. This black and white pump is the perfect solution.

Little Black Dress

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. ~ Coco Chanel

Hair: [ Love Soul ] Hair*039-A*Auburn by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 09a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: *HD* Alexa – Black by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs *

Necklace and Bracelet: “R.A.Crystal”*Frola*W.P.necklace and “R.A.Crystal”*Frola*W bracelet by Rama Anatine for “R.A.Crystal”

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Natural* by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Nuria MJ B&W by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix

Mysterious for RFL

Have you ever seen that raven-haired woman, the one with the sly smile on her face and the legs up to there, wearing sexy boots with stiletto heels and looking mysterious and interesting?

Darksexy for RFL

Me too. Never met her. Never had the guts to talk to her. She was kind of intimidating. That doesn’t mean I can’t try dressing up like her for this post, and wearing Solange Cerveau’s offering to benefit RFL might be the ticket to unlocking her secrets. With Solange’s incredible system skills and sexy aesthetic, this dress comes off sexy and elegant all at once. Solange has always gotten “it”—having a short skirt is not all that’s needed. She has full sleeves ending in lace cuffs, a sexily wrapped torso and then she shows skin with a criss-cross back, plunging neckline and a skirt up as far as it can go before it just becomes crass. Solange, like Delora, was obligated to make her ads PG especially for the Fair; check out her great ads at the Fair.

Darksexy for RFL

Tuli Asturias’ Eve skin seems pretty innocuous and sweet for the most part until you wear it with these red lips and the sparkly eyeshadow (how does she do that). Pair it with this wicked hair from Lamb Bellic and suddenly you have a beautiful alternative girl, a suicidegirl with a great collar made by Vasha Martinek. (By the way, I have a frowny face Harper shape—one that looks like a fashion model. I tried her face shape with this look, and it was all wrong. I went back to slightly smiling Harper. She is much sexier, I think. Who wouldn’t want to know what’s making her smile?)

Darksexy for RFL

I am showing the gothic boots from Oct Oakleaf’s new offerings, this time with the handy uh.. cuffs removed. (Get the scoop on the cuffs here.) Oct has made some very darksexy boots here with the filigree embossed in red on a supple black leather. Check the beautiful folds around the ankle—now that’s a sculpty.

Darksexy for RFL

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”
~ Sun Tzu

Hair: !lamb. The Glow Deux – Ink by Lamb Bellic for !lamb (group gift)

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 09a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: *Solange!* Whiskey – CRIMSON (RFL 2010) by Solange Cerveau for Solange! available in the Paris sim of the RFL Clothing Fair

Collar: +DV8+ Deathrock Collar – Iron Trifecta – Velvet by Vasha Martinek for +DV8+ *

Boots: + ADDiCTIA + Adnata Boots Goth V1.0 by Oct Oakleaf for ADDiCTIA *

Around the World at RFL

As I have mentioned about a million times, the RFL Clothing Fair sims are built around a theme of traveling around the world. What is even more interesting is that you really ARE traveling around the world when you visit this fair. Contributors for this endeavor come from the four corners of the globe, amazingly. As you touch down in each sim, you will find contributors from that very country occupying the sim. Go to Rio, they are all having Festival; go to Tokyo, they are speaking in Japanese; go to Paris and the gentle murmur of French can be heard; and I won’t even tell you what they are doing on the Melbourne sim, but I can guarantee it involves lots of boisterousness.

Around the World with RFL

For example, morea Decosta has contributed this very sexy dress whose proceeds go entirely to RFL. With its long flowing sleeves but dangerously short skirt and quick access wrap style, it’s perfect for the lady who wants to like to wrap up in silken sensuousness. morea is a lovely European lady who likes to make women feel and look sexy. And she is helping support RFL, so give her some goodness back at the Paris sim.

Around the World with RFL

I travel to another part of the world with this lovely skin, made by milok Hermit from Korea. I always struggle trying to find skins that are not sparkly Caucasian or Malibu Barbie, for that matter. milok has a variety of skins that are not Barbie-like, all at a reasonable price. I was absolutely taken with this skin, which for once eliminates the fold in the eyelid, making the skin truly Pan Asian. The earrings are pretties I got from Anemysk Karu at the Accessory Fair.

Around the World with RFL

Finally, the boots are brand spankin’ new (pun intended just a bit as you will see), just out by Oct Oakleaf. They are available in two versions—regular and 2.0. Regular employs good old invisiprims, but the 2.0 uses the new alpha layer for the leg to create the invisibility needed to jam your poor mesh foot into that pointy toe so you can teeter on that needle-thin heel (all in the name of fashion). Oct has also scripted in the ability to show or remove that seemingly innocuous little strapped-on buckle there (which is really an ankle cuff that is enabled for use with the Lockmeister and Lockguard sets of scripts, if you have such an inkling). It comes with a pair of cuffs I am wearing which are also fashionably sculpted and functionally scripted. I will not be sending you to a ponygirl store this time, however, so feel safe.

Around the World with RFL

Sexy is the same in any language ;)

Hair: Tukinowaguma Deborah A ebony by KateForster Akina for Tukinowaguma

Skin: .Mother Goose’s  MIYO(2)_03 by milok Hermit for Mother Goose

Dress: MADYSON by morea Decosta for Morea Style

Earrings: [ glow ] Studio – Pure Sparrow  Earrings (white) by Anemysk Karu for [ glow ]

Boots with Cuffs: + ADDiCTIA + Adnata Boots Graphite V1.0 – SMALL by Oct Oakleaf for ADDiCTIA *

Black is Always the New Black

Are you tired of that whole thing.. “Brown is the new black, gray is the new black, red is the new black.” Guess what? Black is the new black.

Black is the New Black

Or so Takuya Jinn and Marie Lauridsen would have us think. I combo’ed these two sensational pieces into one outfit to show how well black comes off. (It is also a lot more forgiving for designers and for wearers—hides a lot of sins and we don’t have dandruff in SL, so that’s never a problem.)

Takuya’s top, which comes complete with the silver chain you see, is a useful number as it comes as a regular long-sleeved turtleneck, a cropped long sleeve piece, and the sleeveless one you see here. I would tell Takuya that normally ladies wear their necklace tucked under the turtleneck but other than that, it’s great work.

Black is the New Black

Marie’s harem pants are super funky with a great silhouette. Wear them with a dressed up turtleneck or wear them down with a hoodie. They are versatile and have a different sort of look than jeans or pants. (And they show off my fabulous gams, provided here by Tricky Boucher).

Black is the New Black

The glasses and ring are exquisite pieces from Aslan Kish. They are really for the avatar herself—one spends quite a lot of time gazing at the infinitely tiny prims making up the ring and glasses—prims that are not that noticeable from far away. The shape of the glasses is fantastic.

Finally boots from Onyx LeShelle, a sort of second generation after her first sets that introduced great sculpty work with luscious suede-y textures to the grid. These repeat the formula with a  fashion-forward silhouette. They have been out a while, but they are still great. (We at A Passion for Virtual Fashion are not about the newest things. We are about the best things.)

Black is the New Black

The New Black:

Hair: JE*REPUBLIC-Ah-ruem-II-Wine by Jungeun Vella for JE*Republic

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 11 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Top: ::GB::Highneck sweater(B) by Takuya Jinn for Gabriel

Pants: (Milk Motion) My harem pants black by Marie Lauridsen for Milk Motion

Glasses: AIR_ROSERIUM_silver by Aslan Kish for AIR

Ring: AIR_ROSERIUM_RING_silver by Aslan Kish for AIR

Boots: Maitreya SoHo Boots ‘Black Suede’ by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Black Orchid

I read a lot about the day to night look but don’t see a lot of it in SL. Come on. We don’t have to leave our offices to go to an evening party. And how hard is it to just sift through folders to find something? No wrinkles, no messing around.

Black Orchid

However, it’s an intriguing thought, and LeeZu Baxter gives us an answer with her Elisabeta jacket and dress. I show first the jacket over a pair of her BritPants. Clearly LeeZu has copped some textures from the BritPants and there is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it provides a consistency through LeeZu’s collection and allows us to mix and match, as I have done here, putting her very groovy pants from April, 2009, with this new top.

I love how the top slips up around the buttock on the right side—very sexy. And the fins on the top echo the fins on the pants. The neckline is graceful and leads to a sexy deep cut back.

Black Orchid

I set the look up with a skin from Minnu Palen. Minnu’s skins are truly “model” skins. They look best in a well lit environment with glamorous accoutrements. The dramatic eye make-up, the matte skin, the glossy full lips and the absolutely stunning eyebrows make this the model look, as Minnu has always intended. Do we all need to walk around SL looking like models? No. But if this is our desire in this second life, this skin will take you there.

Black Orchid

Switch to nighttime and Minnu’s skin becomes less a statement of prettiness and more a statement of boldness. I show here the Elisabeta gown from LeeZu in its full glory. Again, we see the same top but this time it wraps around in a graceful silhouette with the slim brocade skirt and fish tail prim skirt. The once casual-seeming cuffs bunched around the wrists are now airy.

Black Orchid

Most brilliant is the bustle with its big dark almost prehistoric flowers bunched around the back. The low cut back, once just sexy for day time, is now elegant and the entire silhouette is complex but not fussily complicated (due to LeeZu’s use of busy textures with muted subtle shades, as I have mentioned before). This is couture at its finest.

Black Orchid

The subtly sweet dark perfume of the black orchid:

Look 1:

Hair: :Liriope: ELN black by Ilze Erin for Liriope

Skin: [LeLutka]-IFElight-makeup3(D Brows)hairbase by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Dress: [LeeZu!] NOiR Van Elisabeta Dress Version by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Neck bow: =DeLa*= Ribbon “Keira” on Chest by Kuranosuke Kamachi  for =DeLa*=

Look 2:

Hair: delora black by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog

Skin: [LeLutka]-IFElight-makeup3(D Brows)hairbase by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Top: [LeeZu!] NOiR Van Elisabeta Jacket Version by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Pants: [LeeZu!] BritPants /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Boots: .*Courtisane*. La Vivien /Blacks by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for Courtisane *

Kinetic

There is something so attractive about a disaffected girl to some. She is a bundle of pent up potential with nowhere to put it, kinetic energy waiting to release itself on the world. Today’s Valentine roams the grid with a cigarette in her hand and a smartass comment always at the ready. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch her in a moment of vulnerability, and that is what makes her such a find.

Ennui

If you’re lucky enough to find this Valentine, this might be the best gift for her—bra and panties from Annyka Bekkers. Simple, young, it’s not the pieces themselves that make the woman but the woman. Annyka makes understated simple lingerie for women who don’t need all the trappings of garters and straps to pull off sexiness. And it takes a great hand at system pieces to pull this off because there is nothing to distract from the essentials of the work. Annyka pulls it off.

Ennui

I show boots from Kookie Lemon—brilliantly sculpted and textured boots for the woman who simply doesn’t have time for nonsense. The laces, the sole, even the socks—everything is exquisitely detailed and shaped. There is no overexaggeration on these boots—they are incredibly authentic. I swear I just stole them from my dad’s garage.

Ennui

I show here the skin born from collaboration between LeeZu Baxter and Lion Jonesford. Get close to this skin. Take some time with it. It’s not an easy one, but neither is our Valentine. But she’s beautiful and unique and incredibly special.

Ennui

“I light the cigarette to put off the journey, to put off all journeys, to put off the entire universe”

Hair: >TRUTH< Kase 2 – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: INANNA-VERNISSAGE SUN smokey pure by LeeZu Baxter and Lion Jonesford for LeeZu *

Undies: *blowpop* Cassie Low-rise Boyshorts and Bra Set – Black by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Boots: *Kookie* Armarda/ Black Wash by Kookie Lemon for Kookie

Earring: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for The Sweetest Sin

Posing chair: Diesel Works Modelling Chair by Diesel Rogan for Diesel Works Animations *

Criminal

“I’ve been a bad bad girl
I’ve been careless with a delicate man
And it’s a sad sad world
When a girl will break a boy
Just because she can…”

~ Criminal by Fiona Apple

I am working on this blog while I listen to the song Criminal. Can I just go on about Fiona Apple, her jazzy smoky-low voice, her big languid eyes, her petulant mouth, her poetic lyrics and complex music?

Criminal

I could but then it would not be a fashion blog, would it? So imagine the woman who would need to sing such lyrics and then imagine her in this new dress from sachi Vixen, released for a Haiti relief fashion show. Sachi and her partner, Damen, run one of the oldest and most extensive fashion stores on the grid—Adam n Eve. From clothing to skins to hair to men’s to shoes and accessories, sachi and Damen have tried it all. For this dress, sachi easily pulls off sexiness and wearability. With the ripped bodice echoed in the feathery skirt, the dress is great for a girl who is a heart breaker.

Criminal

I see this dress going out clubbing, not just wandering around SL. So I put on a heavier eye makeup from Tuli Asturius, smudged and blended, dewy with the sheen of sweating on the dance floor. The hair-full and wild—with darker tips (almost as if it were soaked with sweat) is from RuRu Nagy. And finally, sexy boots from Magnifico Miggins, offered now at the Greenies’ sim.

Criminal

And I need to be redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

Hair: +LALA Moon+ BabyRose <<L>> [ Red-Brown ] by RuRu Nagy for LaLaMoon

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.E.O. dawn by Tuli Asturius *

Dress: Adam n Eve – Off the hook black by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve

Earrings: Made by me

Boots: [mm] Bangle Boot black new by Magnifico Miggins for Magnifico Exclusive Shoes and Boots *