Swoon

Just remember to fall in love,
there’s nothing else,

there’s nothing else

~ ”Swoon” by the Chemical Brothers

Swoon

Swoon at this look. First we have this gorgeous new lingerie from camille yosuke, who has been making women in SL sexy for years. Her look is always delicate, soft and alluring, and in this ensemble, a bit dressed up and classy. I love camille’s pastel choices for her lingerie—she reminds us that a lady likes to feel pretty as well as sexy. I dressed up the ensemble with a new set from accessories from Tiffy Vella—long gloves, tied at the top and a choker cinched with a gem.

Swoon

The news is my skin, which is an exclusive for the Skin and Shape Expo, a makeup version Gala Phoenix made for her new May set. Gala mixes photosourced elements with skillful artistry to create this glowing skin, which shows a face that is young but more elegant than some of her previous work. I really like it.

Swoon

“There’s nothing else….”

Hair: [e] Rhythm – Blonde 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: :GP: Petal [Light] May-Expo Exclusive 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio, available at the Skin and Shape Expo

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Lingerie: May Cream Lingerie Set by INSOLENCE by camille Yosuke for Insolence *

Choker and gloves: Eclectica “Swoon” (ivory) by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica

Shoes: TIPTOESquare Toe Pump-Cream Roses by F4 Forzane for TipToes

Posing chair by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations.

Love

Let us discuss “love.” I thought a lot about this. I consulted books, I read poetry, I considered philosophy and history and religion, and I thought about whom I love and who loves me.

Romance

I came to this conclusion: love, for me or from me, makes me a better person. I realize the people who love me, elevate me and make me elevate myself. It’s in the giving and receiving of love—romantic, motherly, friendship, brotherly–that I work towards being my best self. The positive reinforcement of love, the support it provides, the safety net, the acceptance I receive—it all nourishes me. In return, I can give back the same because I receive it and I can nourish others.

Romance

That being said, Valentine’s Day is really for amorous lovers, so I have a few things specifically for lovers here. First of all I show a bed from Froukje Hoorenbeek, who recently decided to spice up her offerings with a few love-making beds. I specifically say “love-making” as opposed to sex because it is evident from the features that Froukje includes, these beds are not for one-night stands. The beds include ample numbers of couple’s sex sets, all very nicely animated (from what I could tell with my one avatar) and all seemingly more geared towards a woman’s taste—lots of women’s pleasure as well as men’s in these poses, all I’m sayin’. The bed also includes lots and lots of cuddles and some solo poses, that you see above. Get one for your new home with your Valentine and make love all night long ;)

Romance

Another amorous item for Valentine’s is lingerie and I show one of camilla Yosuke’s newest releases here. With its innocent lace and flower styling, this set would be perfectly innocent except she makes the material sheer, allowing a sexy peekaboo that would race any woman’s lover’s heart. Camilla is all about the details—the lace around the edges, the garter holding a stocking that is pulled up (not straight across), a seam up the back of the stocking. Tell me your Valentine wouldn’t love this!

Romance

Finally, I wear Hart Larsson’s newest skin for this shoot, mostly because I didn’t get a chance to show off the beautifully drawn body and sensuous lips. I did not wear one of the eye shadows the sells with the skin this time. There was no need. Hart draws beautiful expressive eyes.

I shot this series of photos in a skybox made by Gin Galtier. Gin is an expert at making small, intimate spaces. This loft, with its high ceilings and ballet bars running down one wall, is a nod to the conversion of industrial spaces into work and living spaces for urban areas. What I don’t show (and should but there is only so much real estate on my blog here) is a beautifully made window looking out into an urban courtyard, giving the entire space the touch of authenticity it needs.

Romance

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” ~ Morrie Schwartz

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

Skin: [PXL] Linda G3 NAT RoseLips DEB by Hart Larsson for [PXL] *

Lingerie: Amy White and Purple Lingerie Outfit by INSOLENCE by camilla Yosuke for Insolence *

Bed: Dutchie adult bed green II by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie *

Skybox: elefantu – Converted Ballet Studio Skybox Apartment by Gin Galtier for elefantu *

Sing Me to Sleep

Sing me to sleep tonight
(I wanna hold you but it’s just to late now)
Sing me to sleep tonight
(I wanna hear you say it’s gonna be alright)

~ Sing Me to Sleep by Fran Healy with Neko Case

Sing Me to Sleep

Pretty lingerie at bed is always in order, especially when the sky is gray. Camilla Yosuke has recently come out with another set of pretties, some of her best as she has conquered the seam quandary and provided an evocatively shaded satin material. Lingerie might seem an easy proposition in SL—after all it’s such little graphic area covered. But it’s because it’s such a small area that it has to be perfect, and camilla packs this full of special touches like lace on the top, lacing across the midriff, a flowered material in front with a smooth in back. Her lingerie is the stuff fantasies are made of.

Sing Me to Sleep

I show it with one of Gala Phoenix’s new skins that have been greeted with much fanfare. We still have the wide eyes and bee-stung mouth (in a different shape) but the skin tones are more even and freckles aren’t standard this time. The body is beautifully shaded (check the booty) though I would argue the breasts are a little overdone underneath, and I am curious about some stippling around the collarbone. The makeup colors of the Yum set are very versatile and sophisticated.

Sing Me to Sleep

Come be with me tonight.

Hair: >TRUTH< Paige – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Light] Yum-Fatpack Bonus2 BR by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Lingerie: Ange Leaf Satin Lingerie Set by INSOLENCE Lingerie by camilla Yosuke for INSOLENCE*

Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change by peche Bury for *CaNDy NaiL*

A Little Secret

A very popular fantasy entails a trench coat and lingerie. It’s a very sexy one for both the wearer and the gazer. It is always a trench coat, always a trip to his office midday in a busy city, always a taxi ride over. There is something so piquantly delightful about the secret of what’s under the trench coat—and what isn’t.

A Little Secret

Imagine the satiny lining of a trench coat against your skin, its warmth as it slides against your body and the thrill of being the only cover between you and exposure as you ride over in the taxi on the way to his office through traffic. Thankfully, Emma Gilmour’s trench covers just enough and gets you from taxi into his office. Beautifully sculpted and rendered, it certainly makes this fantasy seem almost real, especially with stockings peeking underneath.

A Little Secret

And those stockings… well they are attached to the garter that is skillfully made by camilla Yosuke, the doyenne of lingerie in SL. As your coat is drawn open, the scent of your fragrance floats out, warm off your skin, and the sheer swiss dot of the garter and bra is enticingly revealed. Your coat slips off your shoulders and drops to the floor and his eyes follow the lines of the lingerie around to the back, seeing a little sweetheart cut out on the panties. Your intent becomes suddenly clear, as you can see the expression on his face.

A Little Secret

Tricky Boucher’s skin is the ideal for this look. Sensuous, glowing, freckled and shadowed in all the right places, it compliments camilla’s lingerie. A sexy updo from Truth Hawks with stray tendrils falling out means this hair will soon be taken down. Pretty pumps from Fallingwater Cellardoor get you past the receptionist with their proper and classy styling and right into his office.

A Little Secret

It’s not what you wear – it’s how you take it off.

Hair: >TRUTH< Leighton 2 – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Elle Dark SK 5 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Jacket: [SC] Surf Couture – Corriedale Coat by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Lingerie: Dee Cream Outfit  by INSOLENCE Lingerie by camilla Yosuke for Insolence *

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Delphine pumps – sand by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things *

Boxed In

Sometimes I just feel boxed in.

Boxed In

Especially when I have lingerie to model. I just don’t want to do the same boudoir chair, the same dark background thing. I hauled out this pose box, made by Katey Coppola, and went nuts. What’s sexier than a girl in her own gift box, especially when she is wearing new lingerie from the doyenne of lingerie, camille Yosuke. With its lace details, pretty floral pattern, it’s sexy but not vulgar. I especially like camille’s stockings—the gray look so silky. You know they need to be rolled off carefully when removed.

Boxed In

Tuli Asturias’ skin from The Dressing Room (no longer available—sorry—best get there while the gettin’s good), is a sexy way to show off this lingerie. And pretty little bowed slingbacks from Cerberus Noel complete this lovely look.

Boxed In

Sometimes a box is just a box ;)

Hair: Maitreya Zoe – Peroxide Blond by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 05 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Lingerie: Elsa Blue Liberty Set by INSOLENCE by camilla Yosuke for Insolence *

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

Shoes: *GF* Ribbon Slingback Shoes –silver by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Posebox: GLITTERATI – Sci-fi Hallway by Katey Coppola for Glitterati

After Hours, Before Dark

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”

~ Dorothy Parker

After Hours, Before Dark

I opted to do this loose recreation of a Helmut Newton photograph wearing a corset from the doyenne of SL lingerie, camilla Yosuke.

Ask any man who buys gifts for women in SL where to get the best lingerie, he will point you to camilla’s store, Insolence. This is for several reasons: First, men love to go to her store and ogle the beautiful product posters. Second, they know that the beauty they see in the product is the beauty they’ll get. Third, they know the recipients will be happy because the woman who wears this lingerie feels beautiful and desirable.

After Hours, Before Dark

Camilla’s lingerie is sexy but not slutty, suggestive but not revealing. Camilla has mastered the fine art of seduction in her work, making SL women feel sexy for their partners. Camilla never trades vulgarity for sexiness; even her more prurient pieces (found in the basement) are classy, empowering a woman’s sexuality rather than making her a silly blow up doll of an avatar.

The corset I chose, Lilly, includes shiny long-legged sexy stockings attached by a beribboned garter with sweet ruffles icing the top and hems. The corset, as should be, is laced up tight on the sides and back.

After Hours, Before Dark

I wore Guu Nishi’s simple (and incredibly inexpensive) Chunky Stiletto Pumps with the outfit. With their handy color change menu, their classic line, and great design, these pumps complete an outfit that makes the wearer the featured delectable, not her clothes.

After Hours, Before Dark

Deliciousness:

Hair: ETD Vivian – Crimson by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elika Tiramisu Designs (ETD)

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 4 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Lingerie: Lilly Black Satin Outfit by INSOLENCE Lingerie by camilla Yosuke for Insolence Lingerie

Shoes: HOC – Chunky Stiletto Pumps by Guu Nishi for HOC Industries