Plus Je T’embrasse

Plus Je T’embrasse

Plus je t’embrasse, plus j’aime t’embrasser
Plus je t’enlace, plus j’aime t’enlacer
Le temps qui passe ne peut rien y changer
Mon coeur bat quand tu t’en vas
Mais tout va bien quand tu reviens car
Plus je t’embrasse, plus j’aime t’embrasser
Je ne peux m’en passer
J’en ai tellement envie que j’oublie tout dans la vie
C’est sans cesse que j’aime t’embrasser
Plus je t’embrasse, plus j’aime t’embrasser
Plus je t’enlace, plus j’aime t’enlacer

~ “Plus Je T’embrasse” by Blossom Dearie

Plus Je T’embrasse

My friend just got back from a week plus in Paris. It was a wonderful visit, a chance to wander around one of his favorite cities, revisit his French, and enjoy the colors and cuisines. At one point, he told me, he looked at the cost of flats in Paris. He really wanted to stay. I understand that feeling. I had done the same the last time I was there.

He pointed out to me that two young ladies who helped him with some work he was doing there were typically Parisian—they wore their clothes with a casual elegance that only Parisian girls manage. I hope I get a measure of that elegance with this look. Start with a coat from Erratic Rain, beautifully rendered in 100% original mesh with a great texture change hud for the buttons and sleeves and available in 10 colors.

I switched the sleeves to white so I could wear it with this darling asymmetric skirt from Areve, who is having a sale at her new location. This skirt comes in 5 colors on a handy HUD and in you can get four different versions. I happened to pick up several things.

Plus Je T’embrasse

Terrie Dreadlow is also having a sale in honor of her 6th rez day and I got these darling t-straps meant for Slink feet but also fit Belleza mesh body feet with minor adjustment. The shoes have a great color change HUD and are also modifiable (so I could darken the red to match). At 66L, these shoes were a STEAL.

Umazuma Metaluna has released the bare Hazel skins and I gladly donned one with a great lipstick from Zxxrysa Magic, free in the Dirty Turkey Hunt. Long wavy locks from Ms. Queue Marlowe give the final touch.

Plus Je T’embrasse

Hair: AD – grappa – blacks by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Hazel – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Cat eyeliner and [theSkinnery] Blush by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lipstick: PICHI – VELVET MATTE Lipstick [Ravish Me Red] by Zxxrysa Magic for Pichi, for the Dirty Turkey Hunt *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

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

Jacket: erratic / mischa – wrap-coat / red by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at FaMESHed *

Skirt: -Pixicat- TheDark.Skirt by Areve for -Pixicat-

Clutch: AUSHKA&CO-My Little Leather Clutch-Black by Aida Oxygen for Aushka&Co

Shoes: Has Been – Kendall Slingbacks by Terrie Dreadlow for Has Been

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

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Buenos Aires Hair

Buenos Aires Hair

I named this after the beautiful capital of Argentina because this hair reminds me of the gorgeous women of that cosmopolitan city. (Also because I am running out of rhymes, but really, the hair is gorgeous.) Gia Pawpad has switched up her brand name and moved to mesh with a great texture change HUD that allows for such lovely color looks as these.

Buenos Aires Hair

Upswept or worn down, the hairstyles are lovely and fit well (as you can see over this gorgeous sweater dress from Poulet Koenkamp which includes its own texture-change HUD with what seem a million options but are really only something like 27).

Buenos Aires Hair

Wear your hair back or up to show earrings like these from AvaGardner Kungler or wear it down to reveal the gorgeous ombre textures. Gia is offering all four of these styles at Hair Fair with part of each sale going to Wigs for Kids. Make yourself beautiful while doing something beautiful.

Buenos Aires Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 5 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: :: PM :: Felicity Dress *Complete Pack* MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at the Gypset Market *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Luna earring – Sunset by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Hair Without a Care

Hair Without a Care

OK, let’s be straight up honest here. The reason we love hair in SL is because really, it’s so easy to have. No washing, no irons, no stinky dyes, no perms. Just a few clicks and we have transformed our look with a new hair. Mina Nakamura makes this especially easy with her featured hair for Hair Fair this year. She made two long casual girl looks—one with bangs and one with hair tucked winsomely behind the ear. (I have to say that one is just so “real” for a young woman’s look.)

Hair Without a Care

She also offers a men’s look, and guys, stop complaining there are no hairs out there for you. This one I have seen on many men in real life. Mina includes a great shaved realistic hairbase with it. And as always, all her hairs come with her great texture-change HUD so you don’t have to mess around with hair colors (or dye).

Hair Without a Care

Hair (top to bottom):

Women’s Skin: [theSkinnery] Xiao – Bare face(toffee) DB CL2 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Men’s Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin – “Elitist Beard” nohair__bald by ReishiProphet for Nivaro (not available)

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Women’s Top: Arisaris ~Come To Me~ Outfit by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Men’s Top: .:L&B:. S’Wear “Racing” (M) Leather Jacket Set by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

No Scare Hair

No Scare Hair

If you look at Mirja Mill’s hair for Hair Fair this year, you might think she was one fierce chick. The truth is Mirja’s a pussycat who makes ferocious fantasy hair. Mirja is rolling out the feral and fiery for Hair Fair this year.

No Scare Hair

I can’t help but think Mirja had a bit of fun with these. She went back to her fantasy roots with these pieces, combining her great imagination for styles with her exquisite jewelry work. If you get one of these styles, you get that extra bonus of jewels and horns.

No Scare Hair

But don’t limit yourself to thinking that they are simply for RP: many can be worn without so they would be wonderful on their own as simple hair pieces. I especially like the two long styles with braids and sensuous locks curling down the back. Imagine these in another color not on a drow, and they are suddenly very romantic and sexy.

No Scare Hair

Mirja’s ‘dos all come with a great texture-change HUD with several options in both regular and “fade” combos. Additionally, the jewels have color change options, so you can customize your look to the nth degree.

Let me give a quick note about this absolutely stunning drow skin that Inka Mexicola is offering in a gacha at Kustom 9. Get it. Seriously.

No Scare Hair

I want to note that Mirja is always amazingly generous for charity festivals such as this one. She co-sponsored a sim for Fashion for Life and set up a gorgeous store. For Hair Fair she has created these five exquisite pieces, kicking 50% to Wigs for Kids. She is also offering the Medusa style with a texture-change HUD as a visitors’ gift. That’s beyond amazing. She is definitely a sweetheart, regardless of her wild and untamed locks.No Scare Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: Essences {Alex07} *drow* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom 9 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – storm by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Outfit: [V/W] Tracker Outfit Grey by Reeva Hax for Velvet Whip, available at We <3 Role Play

Find a Chair Hair

Find a Chair Hair

Last year when I blogged Hair Fair, I did a series of blogs with silly titles that had words that rhymed with “hair.” I, of course, used up all the good titles so this year the titles will be sillier. (Thank goodness for a rhyming dictionary.)

Find a Chair Hair

I called this “find a chair” hair because I think someone is going to have to sit down seeing some of these photos. Long sexy locks or short wavy full hair, Ikira Frimon has made some gorgeous hair for Hair Fair. The hair includes a great texture change HUD that also allows you to switch it up with any attached accessories.

Find a Chair Hair

One of the best things about Hair Fair is being able to discover the work of designers you have not seen before. In this case, I had not had the pleasure of seeing Ikira Frimon’s work or heard of her brand Ayashi, but I have been delighted with her hair. I think this pale blonde is especially captivating.

Find a Chair Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

[^.^Ayashi^.^] Aiko hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[^.^Ayashi^.^] Ima hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[^.^Ayashi^.^] Hanako hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 1 Bl by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza *

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – teal by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: Ricielli – Ruched dress /white by Fhara Acacia for Ricelli

Choker: Cameo choker – pure / silver by Jackal Ennui for Lassitude and Ennui

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Like a Star

Like A Star

Just like a star across my sky
Just like an angel off the page
You have appeared to my life
Feel like I’ll never be the same
Just like a song in my heart
Just like oil on my hands
Only to love you.

Still I wonder why it is
I don’t argue like this
With anyone but you
We do it all the time
Blowing out my mind

~ “Like A Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae

Like A Star

I feel like I am getting back to business in SL now that SL11B is nearly over. My exhibit will be taken down tomorrow, I will be done with the posts for that site, and I will be going back to focus on my blog and the others I manage. And I can go out dancing!

I heard this song while I was getting ready to shoot this song and it’s perfect for a slow dance, I think. This new dress from June Dion is definitely an elegant choice for taking out and about. With several mesh options included, this dress is versatile in the several ways you can swap out looks. And it’s got a great shape with a great back end and materials baked in. It comes complete with the jewelry I show (because all Bare Rose outfits are “complete”) and shoes, however I paired shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo with the look because I love their sexy elegance.

Like A Star

My skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s newest in her revamped line. I have to say I just love the intensity of the eyes, the fullness of the brows and the sexy glossy lips. The face is not merely pretty. It has character and a beauty that is unique, especially with stormy eyes from Isabelle Requiem. Add one of the new hairs from Truth Hawks, a romantic look with hair pulled back and curls tumbling down the back, and it’s a beautiful look.

Like A Star

You’ve got this look I can’t describe
You make me feel like I’m alive
When everything else is a fade
Without a doubt you’re on my side

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dasha by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Essences – Tila {medium01} brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – storm by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Holtla by June Dion for Bare Rose *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual L and R by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Detroit by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Donna di Mondo

Donna di Mondo

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ~ Sophia Loren

Donna di Mondo

My travel budget is kind of slim this year so I am relying on travel within SL to sate my needs. Addy Hax and several others from her community built a lovely little parcel based on their pretty sim in SL. You get a taste of little Italy right at SL11B (which still has the sims open). And what a taste it is!

Which brings me to Italian women. How do they manage to eat all that pasta and still stay so chic and lovely? I think it’s the lifestyle—the cobblestone streets, the pretty views, the refreshing air. (Yes, I realize this is a very imaginary Italy but I think the attitude of enjoying life, of seeing beauty, of feeling the invigoration of living is certainly an Italian way of being.)

I decided to go chic with one of GraceHaddington’s newest designs, which she is soon to release to the public for her summer line. On July 5 and 6, LivGlam is hosting a fashion show at which the entire collection will be released. Grace is terrifically excited, and I can’t blame her. This piece, with translucent top and skirt, has Grace’s signature luscious prints and her inimitable style. I can only imagine a dress this chic in Italy.

Donna di Mondo

I accessorized with Erratic Rain’s new slingbacks for Summerfest. Erratic does her own mesh and she’s painstakingly meticulous about it, so when you get a pair of her shoes, it’s like buying handmade Italian shoes in Milan. Every single pixel is perfect. She offers these in a variety of classic summer colors and prints. Abraxxa Anatine’s dangling semi-precious stone earrings with a texture-change HUD allowed me to find the perfect look to match.

Shyla Diggs’ makeup for her latest skins at the Liaison Collaborative is lovely—deep and sensuous and as usual, we see Tricky Boucher’s great work on this lovely skin. My hair is a twisty ponytail from Shylah Honey from the Manga Fair, a great look for a manga style, I am guessing, with its corkscrew shape, but also chic enough for this look with wispy bangs pulled to the side.

Donna di Mondo

“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” ~ Sophia Loren

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Campbell Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair:: , available at Manga Fair *

Skin: -Belleza- Nina Sk TLC 1 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] Sliced Tomatoes by GraceHaddington for LivGlam (available July 5) *

Earrings: EarthStones Chianna Earring – Fatpack by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Ombre Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: erratic / sarah – wedges / cyan by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Summerfest *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Taken at A Little Dream of Italy at the SL Community Celebration (still open!)