K-Drama

K-Drama

“There are flaws in romance, but love is perfect.” ~ Jaejoong, hottie oppa

K-Drama

One of my secret binge-watching enjoyments is K-Dramas, which I used to find on Crunchyroll (thank you, Erehwon) and now find on Hulu, Dramafever or Viki. They run, typically, 20 long episodes and contain an arc that carries through amazingly through those episodes. They are a modern Korean form  of soap opera with handsome oppas and down-to-earth young women. One of my favorite is “Coffee Prince,” a story about a young women who wants to become a barista, and disguises herself as a boy to do so. The owner of the shop, trying to evade his parents’ pressure about him getting married, enlists the “boy” to pretend to be his gay boyfriend. It’s a classic story of misrepresented identity (ala Shakespeare).

When I put together this look, the various shopaholic characters of the K-dramas came to mind. Today’s look is not the heroine but perhaps her nemesis, a woman of high fashion and elegant demeanor who may quite well manipulate those around her. Her couture choice of apparel is Mami Jewell’s latest outfit, a mesh ensemble in two pieces with a gold sash and gold accents. I paired pumps from Saki Galliazzo with the outfit because I could color match them with her handy HUD. A lovely hairpiece from Chirzaka Vlodovic completes my look. (I modified the color of the flower in the middle.) I also modified the roses on Piraiyah Novikov’s piece for Shiny Shabby. Pira is nice to leave things mod so his customers can do that.

K-Drama

Of course, the core of the look is Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous applier for Catwa heads for Shiny Shabby. While she made it for another head, it works just as well on the Annie head, which I have finally updated to v4.8. I love the glossy lips, the beautiful eyes and the way it overrides the mesh head alikeness problem. David Cooper’s (AKA dam1710) eyes are deep and dark, sparkling and sexy. Unlike many, I prefer a darker eye. Morphine Janick’s darling flip with bangs for Shiny Shabby is the perfect look for our elegant schemer. Maybe someday she will find her own true love.K-Drama

Hair: [monso] My Hair – Marie /Brown (no material) by Morphine Janick for [monso], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [KumiM01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie 4.8 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#30] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit: -AZUL- Jonelle /Champagne by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Headpiece: *LODE* Hat – BitterSweet [spring] (modified) by Chirzaka Vlodovic for *LODE*

Shoes: H@S Miss S Patent Leather – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Décor: NOMAD // Garden Rose Urn Pink (modified) by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby *

K-Drama

Behave

Behave

Baby, I’ll behave
If you let me stay
Please don’t say
That I’m begging you for love
~
“Bassically” by Tei Shi

Behave

You sign up to blog an event like Romp and all your posts seem to center around sex—funny how that works out. I pulled out this sexy latex dress from xxsaltandpepperxx, which she is featuring at Romp, and I was inspired to go red, especially when I got the amazing lace up shoes (reminiscent of a pair that Kendall Jenner wore for the MTV Music Awards) from Queenshop that are featured at the Chapter Four. I clicked around on the color choice HUDs for each one and found the perfect look. Aikea Rieko’s fabulous mesh earrings from The Liaison Collaborative finish my look.

Behave

Nicole Button has recently come out with an applier for the Catwa head, this one meant for the newer head but it looks ideal on Annie too. I tinted up the lips and eyes with the Catwa-supplied makeups, making them completely opaque. Tabata Jewell has created a set of Catwa hairbase appliers to match this fabulous, one-sided tumble of curls she is featuring at Hairology. I think it’s a fierce look that will command someone (you know who you are) to behave! Behave

Hair: Vanity Hair:Sound Machine(F)-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: Egozy.Katniss (Fair) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: S&P dress Kelly maitreya exp.  by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at ROMP *

Earrings: :[P]:- Benthe Earring [R]:// Medium by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Nails: {ZOZ} Urban Queen Black Tip Polish (Maitreya) HUD by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Crop: Dressage Schooling Whip – Silver by Alecto Vella for Arwynd Creations (no longer available)

Cuffs: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Handcuffs by Paco Pooley for 22769

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Hibiscus – Maitreya by queenshop for Empire, available at the Chapter Four

Poses by Elysium Eilde for Elymode

Heavily modded using Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Behave

Tilted

Tilted

I’m actually good
Can’t help it if we’re tilted

~ “Tilted” by Christine and the Queens

Tilted

Coachella is coming up, and I am pretty excited because they have a pretty good website with live performances on it. My partner in SL lives kind of close to the event so some day I hope I can actually go and mingle among the kids. (We’ll likely be the very oldest people there.) My weekly music dude, Clark at Noon Pacific, has a little page up with recommendations with a guide to Coachella, which includes Christine and the Queens and one of their songs I particularly like.

I remixed my Coachella look with some recent event items, including a darling top from Kinu Mayako for 100 Block that holds particular interest for me because I have been crocheting a lot of granny squares lately. It’s sexy and bohemian and matched Paul Lapointe’s and Bastchild Lotus’ recently redone capris, fitted to several mesh bodies. I accessorized with a darling necklace from Ors Quan and Sigifaust’s great ring gacha set that includes a texture change HUD for any and all of the rings as a rare, both available at Shiny Shabby. Glamistry recently came out with these higher than high heel boots that include a stiletto heel (which in retrospect would be impossible to wear at Coachella but look cute with this outfit).

Tilted

I chose Oytebis’ skin for Shiny Shabby because I thought the smudged eye makeup under the eyes was idea for a girl who is wandering Coachella at all hours. It’s a few long days and nights outside and who has time to attend to her makeup? The great thing about Oytebis’ skins is that she includes appliers for nearly every kind of mesh head with them as well as system skins, all in one HUD (except TMP, which you can request from the HUD). A floppy hat to keep out the sun from Rucy Byron comes with a texture change HUD and fits on Mina Nakamura’s hair perfectly. The two designers hooked up to offer this great look at Epiphany, and I am glad they did because it’s almost impossible to get a hat to fit hair—this time they did it for us!

Tilted

Hair with hat: MINA / !APHORISM! – Kate hair 02 by Mina Nakamura for MINA and Rucy Byron for !APHORISM!, available at The Epiphany *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier:  .:[PUMEC] :. – .:ALICE:. –  /  March \  – SKIN by Otyebis for PumeC, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ange~ Green Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: [ SAKIDE ] Hailey Top by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the 100 Block *

Capris: L&B (*Fitted* LARA) Swear – Capri Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Dream Necklace by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rings: ieQED lisette.rings by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Glamistry : EDELWEISS Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

Tilted

viva sweet love

viva sweet love

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love

~ e.e. cummings

viva sweet love

Spring is coming and love is in the air! Well, I like to hope so. I know I love this new dress from Flutter Memel for Collabor88. It comes in several spring-perfect colors and fits mesh bodies quite nicely. I was able to coordinate Senzati0n Domenitzo’s sexy shoes, which are new at her store and come with some spring colors and I added bracelets from MoonBubble Gothly and Nissa Rayna, which they made for the 100 Block. Moonbubble’s bracely comes with a HUD that allows you to color each stripe and Nissa’s has eight metal choices. Maxi Gossamer’s gorgeous shell-decorated jewelry for Collabor88 completes my look.

viva sweet love

Inka Mexicola snuck back in world and has released some gorgeous looks recently including this applier for the Catwa heads, which she is offering at the Liaison Collaborative.; With luscious peachy lips, the skin looks beautiful with any of the brow choices (you don’t have to just go dark brows as I show here). My blunt wavy cut from Evadne Quintessa for Hairology is a chic casual yet elegant look, perfect for warmer temperatures.

viva sweet love

Hair: Mithral * Acacia by Evadne Quintessa for Mithral, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [VanessaM01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Joyce Tunic – Fatpack Maitreya by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings- Karina Karina Daydreamer by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Bracelet: .:ECCO:. Aim High Inspire Bracelet – L Fatpack by Nissa Rayna for ECCO, available at the 100 Block *

Bracelet: [ bubble ] Chevron Bracelet- All In One R by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at the 100 Block *

Nails: [LB Ombre Glass Mix1] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Cartagena (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Taken at Frisland

viva sweet love

The Door Ajar

The Door Ajar

I leave the door ajar
so that sometime it might
tempt you to try.

~ Traditional Flamenco

The Door Ajar

Sands Leavitt pulled a double whammy recently with a sexy outfit at Uber and a great corset at We <3 RP. I decided to mix n match the two for this stunning look. Since Sands is a game artist anyway, he gets “materials” in SL and has included the feature with his mesh pieces, which you can see from the lights bouncing off the leather of the corset and jeans. (I took my photos at the beautiful Elysion and you can see a red lamp’s light on my hip and another light on my backside, diffused on the leather texture.) The corset comes in two pieces so if you wish to forgo the top part, you can have a single sexy corset for your look. I accessorized with ankle boots from Glamistry and the gorgeous geometric gacha jewelry Mea Carnell has out for Gacha Guardians. The 100 Block is opening on April 9 and Zozicon has great nail appliers for Matreya, Omega and Slink available.

The Door Ajar

Umazuma Metaluna is releasing this smokey-eyed skin at Collabor88 this round and once again, I am blown away by the beauty of the features and the sexiness of the makeup. I admit I tinted the lip a little using the Catwa hud colors and blending it so I had a deeper lip. My mysterious eyes are Uma’s feature for The Chapter Four. I have been waiting for new eyes from her and I am not disappointed! Mirja Mills has made this lovely braid with wisps that float about the face for Hairology, which is opening April 10. It’s almost, but not quite, a Lara Croft look.

The Door Ajar

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * KRISTEN * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening April 10 *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sonya (Catwa Skin Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: [Azuchi] Natasha Corset Maitreya Red by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at We Love RP *

Pants: [Azuchi] Kylie Pants Maitreya Black by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at Uber *

Nails: {ZOZ} Urban Queen Black Tip Polish (Maitreya) HUD by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Jewelry: Meva Salmi Bangle, Ring and Earrings in black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available for Gacha Guardians *

Boots: Glamistry : NEMESIA AnkleBoots – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Taken at Elysion

The Door Ajar

Balance

Balance

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

Balance

I took a springtime walk at Nusquam, enjoying the windlight through the trees and the warming spring air on the sim. I went for a black and white look to combine some fun pieces from The Project Se7en and Shiny Shabby. First is this dress/shirt combo from Larcoco Mathy for the Project Se7en that includes a HUD with a ton of choices for the inside dress. Then I pulled on funky socks made by BerthaWeiss, also at The Project Se7en, which has resizable garters that include a HUD for color choices. I am wearing some funky platform shoes from Pill Kanto for Shiny Shabby, a double balance on the train track at Nusquam. Mea Carnell’s stylish necklace for SaNaRae adds some circles to all my stripes.

Balance

Shyla Diggs is rocking the appliers lately and has come out with another applier for the Catwa heads, this one new for the Mix Event and absolutely gorgeous. With several eye makeup and lipstick choices, it’s a great look on the Annie head. Shylah Honey has been cranking out some darling looks lately and this wavy casual ‘do for Fameshed is perfect for this spring day.

Balance

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Loryn Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Mila Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available for the Mix Event *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: ::C’est la vie !:: Sheila JK(white) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie!::, available at The Project Se7en *

Necklace: Meva Cyoko Necklace black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at SaNaRae *

Socks: .EMBW. Joker Socks – Strips and Diamonds by BerthaWeiss for .EMBW., available at The Project Se7en *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat V2.4 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_KukiSlipper – Artic by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses: -no wow- [balance] by Lisbeth Gummibaum for –no wow-

Taken at Nusquam

Balance

Angel of the Morning

Angel of the Morning

Just call me angel of the morning, angel
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.

~ “Angel of the Morning,” The Pretenders version

Angel of the Morning

Spring is coming so I don’t think it’s entirely unbelievable that I would want to walk out into my garden in my dainties, especially when they are as beautiful as the lingerie Erratic Rain makes. She has released this gorgeous robe for Uber which can be worn open, as I show it, or closed via the HUD. In colors that match her lingerie perfectly (here I wear a bra and panties set she previously made), it’s a beautiful gift for the lady in your life or yourself. Senzati0n Domenitzo recently released these classic pumps in her store and has made available a set of spring colors. I found my garden perfect with Cory Edo’s collection for Uber, a small ivy-covered house with surrounding garden, complete with lighted trees, stone pavers and a beautifully textured terrain. She includes some beautifully-conceived garden furniture for sale as well, including this peacock bench.

Angel of the Morning

The Se7en Project opens in a couple days and it includes some new and old designers. I am kind of interested to see what the mix will be, especially after pulling out this lovely hair bow from Frangipani Flow that comes with a HUD to manage the color of the bow and the individual blossoms. Shyla Diggs has made a new applier for the Catwa heads, this gorgeous look for spring which she is featuring at Uber. As always, her artistry and delicate hand with makeups comes through on the skins. Carina Larsen’s beautiful updo is an elegant top to this beautiful spring look.

Angel of the Morning

Hair: Amacci Hair – Kendra by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Sara Catwa Applier Pale  by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at Uber *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Robe: erratic / allure – satin robe (maitreya) Fatpack by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Lingerie: erratic / eden – brassiere / pistachio by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Hair flower: *FG* Sakura Hair Bow by Frangipani Flow for Frangipani Garden, available at The Project Se7en (opening March 30) *

Shoes: Essenz – Lancaster (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Décor: Trompe Loeil – Brier Garden Set by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

Angel of the Morning