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*

Golden Girl

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. ~ Horace Mann

Golden Girl

Gold seems so permanent, but really it’s ephemeral. Think about it—the golden sunlight of a fall day, the golden years of someone’s life, the golden promise of a new love—all over in a second it seems. Ava Lu captures the idea of a golden moment with a dress from the new fall Paper Couture collection, with gold that shimmers. this dress is particularly beautiful with its combination of great system piece use and sculpties.

The collar, loosely inspired by African silhouettes (as is most of the collection it seems), tops a “standard” asymmetrical, just-above-the knee dress. But the fabric of the dress is fantastic—gold underlaid with a distorted liquid metal vaguely animal print. It’s accented by a large gold peapod and flouncy waist tie.  Dark plum tights shot through with gold threads accents the dress.

Golden Girl

Hart Larsson’s skins are the only choice for such an elegant dress. With their hand-drawn character (Hart paints in his spare time in RL), Hart creates women whose faces seem less airbrushed and more realistically beautiful, although such beauty is rare. I wonder sometimes if this is Hart’s ideal woman, the one he hopes to meet some day.

Golden Girl

“You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.” ~ James Matthew Barrie

Hair: =TEKUTEKU=gloss(cream) by momo Foulon for TEKUTEKU

Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT NE NudeLips MEB by Hart Larsson for PXL *

Dress: p.c; Gathered Skins by Ava Lu for Paper Couture, available at the Modavia Fashion Week

Nails: Candy Nail #P027 Clear French 3color change by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Shoes: [Armidi Gisaci] Barcelona Slingback  – Bole w/Gold by Nicole David for Armidi

FTW

Ever wear something and just feel good wearing it? It just is “you” and tells everyone else who you are. In my case, I hope to show you I am classy, elegant, and sexy.

FTW

This new dress from Anubis Hartunian is the “it” dress for me. With its simple wool houndstooth made into this fashionable dress it has all I want—femininity in its ruffled collar and flounced waistline, structure and shape in its tailored silhouette, and sexiness in its side opening and peekaboo lace on the thigh.

Anubis wins in so many ways with this dress—the flexi prims are cleverly combined with a sculpted ruffle on the skirt and at the waistline, the ruffles wrap around the decolletage, and the sleeves end right past the elbows. More importantly, the entire dress MOVES well. The dress doesn’t come off as stiff or unbelievable because she uses flexi prims and sculpties in the right places. It’s not just for photographing–it’s for wearing.

Furthermore, Anubis nails it with her use of carefully shadowed textures across the prims and system pieces. It looks like a simple houndstooth but she controls the scale and distortion of the pattern with amazing skill. This dress is the quintessence of the joy of fall fashion—the exhilaration of discovering something well-made, beautiful and seemingly just for you.

FTW

I wear it with *the* sexiest hair Truth Hawks has ever released (and that’s saying a lot). Reminiscent of Bridget Bardot, the abundant loose curls piled high on the head with thick locks left loose to curl around the face and down the front and back makes this hair a show stopper. This will definitely become a favorite in my arsenal.

And we have again, Tuli Asturias’ newest skin for the Dressing Room (which I showed yesterday). I show it this time with a completely different hair and eye color, and it still looks absolutely fabulous. This time the red red lip offsets the black and white of the smoky eyes and the dress and completes the entire poem of this ensemble with a well-placed period.

FTW

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

Hair: >TRUTH< Miranda – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Helena 02 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: ANUBIS STYLE – MIMI by Anubis Hartunian for Anubis Style, available at the Modavia Fashion Week

Nails: Candy nail #P000 Basic Prim nails : Red nails by peche Bury for Candy Nail

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

Trinket

I am a victim to cute things, pieces of jewelry, trinkets. I styled this WHOLE LOOK around the necklace around my neck.

Trinket

Let’s dispense with the trinket. I got this darling little necklace and the matching bangles at a little out-of-the-way place courtesy of a friendly tip. Inexpensive and cute, I just like what Spinnetje Jewell has crafted.

That being said, I wanted to build on the reds and blacks so I started with a jewelry-displaying top from Sysy Chapman, part of a larger fat pack. With its well crafted sheen, clean edges, and sexy cut, it’s very typical of Sysy’s great work.

The skirt is a shortie from LeeZu Baxter she recently released. LeeZu, for all her extravagant textures and complicated couture, shows she has the chops to make an eensy mainstream skirt too.

Boots are from one of those random dispenser things, this one located at “anuenue. I love these boots that Marea Kirax made and I think I must have bought at least 10 pairs trying to get red (which I never got). They are, however, transferable. Go try your luck and send your friends your doubles.

Trinket

Nails are another trinket, and I got these beauties from Candy Nail for the Hunting 9 hunt, which is quite rewarding but also exasperating. I am not a big hunt fan, but this was only 9 items and at great content makers. I ended up purchasing at almost all of them because something pretty inevitably caught my eye.

The hair I love. Truth Hawks just came back with this great style, which will find its way on my head over and over. I love the textures, the shape and most importantly, the streaks, which are menu controlled. I keep putting the hair on and changing the streak colors. Give me a streak over a bow any day!

Trinket

Don’t even ASK about my inventory….

Hair: >TRUTH< Sylvia Streaked – mocha by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 05a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Top: SYSY’s Anais-top(layer1)-1tone-indianred by Sysy Chapman for SYSY’s *

Skirt: [LeeZu!] O`LaLa Micro Jeans Skirt /blue ink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Necklace and Bracelet: !Spiders*  Necklace and Bangles ‘Kokeshi Doll’ by Spinnetje Jewell for !Spiders*

Nails: Candy Nail #H9 STUDS LADY’S by peche Bury for Candy Nail (part of the Hunting 9 hunt)

Boots: “anuenue. Patchwork Ribbon boots*secret1(BLACK) by Marea Kirax for “anuenue.

Poses by Diesel Rogan of Diesel Works Animations *

Bathing Beauty

I just want to know.. in those old movies where the ladies dressed up in swimsuits that seemed to wrap their bodies up like little sausages and they wore nail polish and lipstick and high heels and bows in their hair… were they for real?

Bathing Beauty

I sure hope not because that’s a lot to live up to. However, in SL we’re able to do it without it seeming so improbable. In fact I am doing it with this darling little new suit from monica Outlander. With its sparkling sequined fabric, its modest cut and retro neckline, even Esther Williams would have been proud to seen in this. (Well maybe not so modest, seeing it from the back…)

Bathing Beauty

Then we have the vintage piled-up-high ‘do from Betty Doyle with a sweet bow (color-change, don’tcha know). And the skin is a new one from sachi Vixen, who recently redid the entire Adam n Eve store. With its cute can (as seen above), luscious red lips, and lustrous tan (from hours sitting on a lounge chair with a pina colada), this is an ideal skin for every day use or more glamorous pursuits.

Bathing Beauty

Sitting by the pool, trying not to muss my hair…

Hair: Ingenue ~ Bathing Beauty ~ Mahogany by Betty Doyle for Ingenue

Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Amanda – Scarlet Tone 3 by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Swimsuit: Miamai_Bettie Swimsuit Red by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Sunglasses: /artilleri/ greta sunglasses *white* by Antonia Marat for Artilleri

Nails: Candy nail #P000 Basic Prim nails : Red nails by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Red by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Stalking the Deal

The deal—it can be right there before your eyes, but to get your hands on it, to finally close—that requires a certain amount of stalking and cunning.

Stalking the Deal

For a woman, it’s sometimes harder to close the deal. The pressure about how you present is so strong—too sexual and you’re a mindless bimbo, too conservative and you’re unimaginative and frumpy. This look, put together from several elements, represents a woman who has sex appeal but also knows how to “git ‘er done” and done right. She doesn’t sacrifice her sexuality or femininity for a boring suit and she doesn’t sacrifice her integrity for bad business.

Onyx LeShelle helps break out of the boring suit trap with her new jacket (part of a set of clothing and shoes just released at Maitreya). With its almost tailored silhouette, it lacks the button-uptightness of most suits with its neutral linen colors and almost mandarin color. (And blessedly, the sculpties are mod so you can line the plackets up).

Stalking the Deal

Underneath a leopard print silk top, which I made from combining Morphine Janick’s bra with violett Ellils’ top (which lacked “coverage” when worn alone). Each piece separately would be too revealing. Together they worked. Long wool shorts from Migi Voom complete the look, showing a shapely leg but also provide a tailored and professional look.

The jewelry is where our businesswoman gets her touch of style. With leopard print hoops from violett Ellils and beautifully textured wild bangles from kikunosuke Eel, she pushes into the realm of dangerous (and she’s clearly careful about the details). Who wouldn’t want to seal the deal with her?

Stalking the Deal

Finally, shoes from cocoro Lemon. With their closed toe and black heel, they are quite conservative. It’s the open back and the wild (and just gorgeous) leopard skin fur that makes them outstanding and makes our lady command attention—for all the right reasons.

Stalking the Deal

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Hair: .:: KMH ::. Hair No005_C SunnyBlond by Kumibou Mayo for .:: KMH ::.

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

Jacket: Maitreya Camden Jacket – Beige by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: PP. Femme Fatale -leopard shirts (shirts) by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Bra: [SG*] Herangsa – Leopard (undershirt) by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Culottes: *Muism* [Hihg Waist Trouser/Shorts]_Gray by Icemocolo Voom and Migi Voom for *Muism*

Bangles: [MANDARA] Takara Bangle Dark wood A by kikunosuke Eel for MANDALA

Earrings: PP. Wild E.R by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Nails: Candy Nail : LE.LOOK! la femme – Nails – (Brown) by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Shoes: *COCO*_BacklessAnkleBoots_Leopard by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Poses: From the Scarlett set by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations

Thanks, Stephen Petrovic, for the perfect title ;)

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

As you wander around SL and see so many beautiful evening dresses, don’t you wonder why you don’t have so many in real life? And then I realize it’s because I don’t attend the Oscars every year, nor do I go to the Golden Globes, Cannes or even the local charity ball.

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

In SL, however, every day is Oscar day, especially when you have the kind of designers that make dresses like these. I pulled this out of my extensive Oscar night collection. Nicky Ree, as is well known, is the goddess of such dresses (among several on SL, but she rates as a higher level goddess). This beautiful dress, edged with embroidery on the hem and embroidered around the waist, would be an ideal selection—elegant and classy.

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

And every Oscar star needs a set of jewelry loaned to her. In this case, TJake Kearny has provided the jewels. Hand pieced on a live avatar (as opposed to made on a jewelry-making machine or pieced on himself), this choker is a glittering wonder of tiny prims, each scripted with little rotating images so the diamonds appear to glitter and flash light, eliminating the need for bling. The bracelets and earrings are a perfect accompaniment. He is at the Accessory Fair with a free little gift for people, so check it out.

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

The flash of the lights:

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 13 “TYPEA” by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. taupe by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: *DNR* Darling Didi Gown Pearl by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Nails: Candy Nail #P027 Clear French 3color change by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Jewelry: 121-L’elegance Classique Diamond Collection-by Jake-(BOXED) by TJake Kearny for Jewelry by Jake *

Summer Chrysanthemums

There is a pair of shoes I have, a pair of black slingbacks that I absolutely adore. They fit perfectly (no gap in back), they are well proportioned (they don’t give me boat feet), and they are elegant (the best slingbacks are). They were simple and pure. Just what I wanted. I bought them a while ago at a shop called SKGShoes, and I returned again and again to the shop to search for new colors, only to be disappointed.

Summer Chrysanthemum

I went back again tonight, and I was happily surprised. Not only were my beautiful black slingbacks there, but there were 19 other colors! (You can imagine what I said while I gazed at the shelves of shoes.) Even better, they were revamped with a brilliant little hud which allowed for different sole colors, different heels and bow on or off. Eeeee!

Summer Chrysanthemum

I had to build an outfit with these wonderful slingbacks. Luckily, a visit to Meriken solved my problem. Yazsi Mornington is a great Japanese designer who has been doing funky and fun outfits for men and women using exquisitely hand drawn textures. In fact, his best outfits are for men (some of the THE best men’s jeans in SL), but he has put out this sweet little dress for women—Carrousel. Well, darn, if the outfit didn’t make itself.

Summer Chrysanthemum

I wanted something fun and casual, so I paired it with hair from another great Japanese designer, boo Nakamura, and forewent jewelry for simple French manicured nails from Candy Nails—clean and pretty.

Summer Chrysanthemum

What I wore this summer:

Hair: *booN KUM236 hair brown by boo Nakamura for *booN

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 11 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: Meriken Co. “Carrousel” Blue by Yazni Mornington for Meriken

Shoes: SKGShoes – Alina Slingback Pumps – Chocolate by Saki Galiazzo for SKGShoes

Nails: Candy Nail #P027 Clear French 3color change by peche Bury for Candy Nail