Feelin’ the Blues

The title of this post is not about being depressed. It’s a ploy to tell you about the great blues you can hear on the grid. First there is Hotlanta, where folks like Bradley Gazov spin the blues (he’s there Monday and Friday nights, fyi). Then there is the Savoy Jazz Club, where I have caught Hy Gynoid doing his thing. (I remember a night of raunchy women’s songs once we got him going.. ha!) And then there is Crossroads, where a gorgeous DJane, BluJns Benoir, kicks it. Or the infamous Junkyard Blues Club where I have caught some smokin hot sets from Fiery Otaared. Feelin’ blue? There’s a place on the grid for you.

Feelin' the Blues

What to wear to a club but something like this—short, sexy and blue. Eclectic Wingtip has recently brought some pieces out of her closet that are sexy and slinky. I really like this dress for it’s simplicity. Dress it up or dress it down—it’s a palette upon which you can add many looks.

Feelin' the Blues

Tuli Asturias is having a sale on skins right now. You can grab this beauty for half price if you scoot over to her sim. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest with a daring streak. I chose to go Bonnie Raitt white to match the blues theme here.

Feelin' the Blues

My boots are from Gin Galtier, who is coming out with this winter set that will NOT keep your toes warm. However, this is the going look nowadays and really meant for a girl clubbing. The scrunchy legwarmer makes this “winter.” Gin did a great job knitting these up in a cable stitch.

Feelin' the Blues

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin’, and that’s the blues. ~ Otis Rush

Hair: >TRUTH< Chantelle Streaked – quince by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

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

Dress: e! Heatwave Dress (Navy) by Eclectic Wingtips for E!  Eclectic Apparel and Accessories

Bangles: * Pretties by JB * Moxie – Hues of  Blue Bangles by Jori Watler for Mood *

Boots: Djinn & Tonic [Winter Knit Boot] Royal by Gin Galtier for Djinn & Tonic *

Holiday Soirees

One of the things I really believed about the holidays when I was a teenager is that I would be invited to tons of holiday parties where I would have to dress up and “glitter.” (Seventeen really sold us something, didn’t they?) By the time I got in college and beyond, most of the parties were sweater and jeans affairs with boots and puffy quilted jackets. Our sweaters were thrift store finds, our jeans were ripped, and our boots were scuffed. Someone somewhere was dressing up—sure wasn’t me. I couldn’t afford it.

Holiday Soirees

However, I like the idea of it. I like the thought of holiday soirees, invitations overflowing in the mail, rushing to get dressed, champagne and hors d’oeuvres (I have a rich imagination). This dress from Ivey Deschanel would be ideal for such parties. With its full and flirty blue satin skirt and sequined spaghetti strap top, it fits the bill. What really pushes it from girly dress to a more elegant look, however, is the scarf and fishnet tights Ivey includes. The tights.. they are just plain old well done with the right shading and great seams.

Holiday Soirees

I dressed this beauty up with an updo from Truth Hawks. His colors and textures are amazing. (I seem to be blogging him a lot, hm? Well he always has a hair color that suits!) Drop earrings from Sofi Trenkins match this outfit—nothing too elaborate is needed with sequins. And a skin from Lorac Farella with a tonal lip. It really has to be all about the dress—no need to pile on the makeup ;)

Holiday Soirees

Jingle, jingle:

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life Freckled/Tone 5 Warm m7 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: :::Sn@tch Tango (Clothing Layers Only)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Earrings: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Nepheli earrings~ by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Belles – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Midnight Blue

My favorite color for an evening dress is midnight blue. There is something so elegant and dignified about the color, something mysterious and classic all at once.

Midnight Blue

Shiryu Musashi’s brocaded midnight blue evening gown is, then, a perfect choice for me. With its rich draping fabric, carefully constructed prim skirt, elegant wrapped sash, and opera gloves, it’s an evening gown for a lady of mystery.

Midnight Blue

I show it here with Tuli Asturias’ new set for the Bella line, For Your Eyes Only (to go with For Your Lips Only). The skin follows the beautiful lines of the Bella set, focusing on eye shadows and lip colors. I chose this for it’s exquisite coloring and opted for the more buxom cleavage choice, which suits the line of this dress perfectly.

Midnight Blue

Waiting for my dance card to be filled:

Hair: >TRUTH< Eva – driftwood by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/li) F.Y.E.O. dusk (PU1) by Tuli Asturias for []::Tuli::[] *

Dress: (Musashi-Do) Brocade Princess Blue by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do *

Choker: :rama’s Noel gray by Rama Anatine for R.A. Crystal

Near the Adriatic

There is nothing quite so beautiful as blue. OK, there’s green.. yes.. and red at certain times. And then there’s the beautiful white glitter of a diamond. But blue.. blue is the sea and the sky.

Near the Adriatic

This dress from Indyra Seigo, with its luscious pops of color, its graceful and sexy silhouette, and its casual richness makes wearing blue so easy. Indyra has mixed a simple black dress (worn sexily low cut) with a low-slung beaded belt and a ribboned hem. The dress is versatile yet unique—it reminds me of the hand crafted wealthy ladies like to wear when they want to look hippy chic. It’s not grungy or messy—it fits in all the right places.

Near the Adriatic

I accessorized with Abraxxa Anatine’s absolutely gorgeous Karuka set. Abraxxa reaches farther and farther with each release, making the prims fit to her will with her beautiful textures and amazing aesthetic. Yes, I would gladly wear this necklace and bracelet in real life.

Near the Adriatic

The shoes are from Onyx LeShelle, from the Maitreya Gold line. There is something so fantastic about the mix of materials and textures in these shoes—the feathers and leather and beads and snakeskin and metal. Onyx shows of her incredible building and texturing skills in these shoes (now you make a bead look that good—I dare ya). And the toes.. well.. they are to die for.

Near the Adriatic

Deep blue sea:

Hair: Tori (Red) by Aden Breyer for Aden

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone 6 Warm m4 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: Indyra Originals: Milana: Adriatic by Indyra Seigo for Indyra Originals

Jewelry: EarthStones Karuka Bracelet & Necklace – Silver/Turquoise by Abraxxa Anatine for Earthstones

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Salience Turquoise by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya