Lucky

Lucky

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Lucky

I have to say, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the luckiest days of my life. It is the day my son was born, 13 years ago, and carries a lot of significance for me, so I can’t help but feel I have the luck of the Irish. Supposedly some small part of my heritage is Irish (according to my grandfather, who wielded a shillelagh as if he were some expert, though I think there was some blarney in that story).

My over-the-top look is an explosion of joy and luck and happiness and a sort of anti-hazy-monochrome-photo-in-SL look. (I wanna blow your Flickr up with green today.) Start with Mami Jewell’s darling dress with mesh bodice and skirt and a polka-dot flexi skirt and headband. Add to that a variety of accessories from the Luck of the Irish Gacha from Depraved Nation, including a darling necklace from Paul Lapointe, a lucky handbag from Moonbubble Gothly, flowery sunglasses from Lyla Shepherd and under my skirts, a wicked Celtic garter to keep me armed. Pretty pumps with a great color change HUD from Shaleene Kenin for Kustom 9 class up the look.

Lucky

Rocketta Haven made this darling applier for Skin Fair. Her looks are so candy-sweet pretty that they match the Catwa head perfectly. The applier comes with several lipstick colors (all pinky pretty) and liners. I decided to do up Calico Ingmann’s pretty ponytails for Hairology in the deepest green from her rainbow color set. Behind me is Nanda Marjeta’s gacha décor set for Luck of the Irish Gacha, perfect for an St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with ale!

Lucky

Hair: Mabel by Calico Ingmann for Calico, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.7 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: KOOQLA – Ember (03) by Rocketta Haven for KOOQLA, available at Skin Fair 2016 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#38] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

Dress with headband: -AZUL- Mimosa /Peridot by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: L&B Swear (C) (Rare) Claddah Charm Necklace by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe forLapointe and Bastchild, available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Sunglasses: Bodhi Mint Spring Sunglasses by Lyla Shepherd for Bodhi, available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Handbag: [ bubble ] Lucky Bag – Lucky Green by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Garter: !TLB – Celtic Garter by Drusilla Dethly for The Little Bat, available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Shoes: Pure Poison – Sofia Pumps Simple by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Kustom9

Décor: Saint Patrick’s Table Multipose CHEZ MOI, Saint Patricks Sign Decor CHEZ MOI, Irish Cookie Tray CHEZ MOI, Saint Patrick Beer CHEZ MOI by nanda Marjeta for CHEZ MOI,  available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Lucky

Love as a Weapon

Love as a Weapon

Wasn’t like I was looking, wasn’t like I had a plan.
Sometimes you get lucky and it falls right in your hands.

~ “Love as a Weapon” by Little Scream

Love as a Weapon

Before we think the blog is titled some angsty thing, the song is really about using love as a good thing—as a weapon against darkness. That being said, I just like the song and the lyrics as I heard them had all sorts of goodness. More goodness is this sexy dress from Annie Melson for the Mesh Body Addicts event, a fitmesh for several mesh bodies, including the Maitreya Lara, slinky and sensuous and beautifully textured with a deep-cut decolletage. I accessorized with bracelets from Crashnoww from Shiny Shabby (round closing soon—get there) and high heels from AvengeStore, made of 100% original mesh and textures.

Love as a Weapon

Serene Footman has turned his sim, Furillen on Love of Life, into Radiohead-land. I am all for this as Jonny Greenwood is on my secret list of future husbands (along with John Dickerson and Neil DeGrasse Tyson). For years I named my parcels things like “Everything in its Right Place” and thought I was an isolated weirdo in SL, so I am pleased to find out I am not the only one. He is streaming non-stop Radiohead on the sim (probably induced by everyone poking him with suggestions for songs, including my request for “Jigsaw Falling into Place”) and people are taking Radiohead-themed photos. Maybe I will get to take my own….

That being said, Skin Fair 2016 is still going on and still packed as far as I know. They promise to remove those crazy script things later in the Fair for those of you who find them onerous, so plan on getting over there later rather than never. Grabbing demos from the Pale Girl Productions Info Group will help your shopping as you can try them on at home without all the hassle. I am wearing AvengeStore’s applier for the Skin Fair, a gorgeous, sexy sophisticated look that makes the Catwa Jessica mesh head look great. My long wavy locks are Shylah Honey’s featured piece for Hairology with a great set of textures for massive variation.

Love as a Weapon

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Cedar Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.7 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: [Avenge] Layla applier for Catwa – bronze by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at Skin Fair 2016 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#60] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

Dress: *JB* Carrie Dress – FatPack – Lara by Annie Melson for Just Because, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Jewelry: **RE** Moonflight Arm Cuff – FP and **RE** Moonflight Bracelets – FP by crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: [Avenge] Crystal Mules – gold by AvengeStore for [Avenge] *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Love as a Weapon

How Far

How Far

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.” ~ Haruki Murakami

How Far

I took a trip down to Furillen in my traveling outfit, a set of comfortable and subtly sexy pieces from ValentinaEvangelista. The top is a fit-to-form body suit, perfectly made to the Maitreya body. She has matched it with low-slung trousers, barely held up with a belt, quite probably my boyfriend’s pants that I put on as I slipped out the door. With a great texture and wonderfully rendered folds, the pants fit a bit loosely. Thank goodness for the belt. I accessorized with a great tie from Kitt Ragu (I have wanted one like this for a long time!) I love how Kitt always sizes to men and women—it allows a lot of fashion flexibility! Darling oxfords from roscee that include a texture-change HUD so I could mess with colors to match up and a cute little travel case from Zen Zarco finishes me.

How Far

I resized Johnfrancis Laville’s porkpie hat to fit. If you ever check out his store, the man is SL’s milliner for guys, with a variety of amazing mesh hats to complete any look, and most include a resize script. My lovely locks are JourdanMcMillan’s contribution to Hairology this month, and I chose her lightest blond with roots. I spent some time deciding what brow color to choose from Deesselle Destiny’s lovely Catwa applier skin. With freckles scattered over the cheeks, a thick defined brow and a pretty nose, I accentuated my eyes with liner on the applier and slicked on a red lip from Catwa’s HUD. Finally, thanks Senna, for making me find the look!

How Far

Hair: ::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Anabel. by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: DS’ELLES-(WEAR) Applier Catwa head mesh- ROSE – NEVA by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles *

Makeup: *YS&YS* Glamour Makeup Applier- Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Dressing Room

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes / Mesh by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit: :V.e. Katherine Belted Trousers MAITREYA FIT Hazel and :V.e. Katherine Knit Bodysuit MAITREYA FIT Hazel by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hat: JfL pork pie hat hemp canvas_charcoal by Johnfrancis Laville for JfL Men’s Store *

Suitcase: <:*BoOgErS*:> Ready to Go Case Brown by Zen Zarco for <:*BoOgErS*:>

Tie: ::K:: Accent Tie Dot-Wine female by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::

Shoes: ::ROC:: Wingtip Female by roscee for ::ROC::

Poses: oOo Studio: Travelogue by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Photos taken at Furillen, created by Serene Footman

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Let It Grow

Let It Grow

From a tree a forest grows
It could turn into anything
It’s ok to let it grow
Let it grow into everything

~ “Let It Grow” by Maximum Balloon

Let It Grow

I went over to the Garden of Whimsy because I was feeling some whimsy today in this dolly look from Moonbubble Gothly. First there is this darling coat dress she is giving away for 10L (!) for the Cupcakes Anonymous Hunt. With pretty flounces and a soft pink look, the dress is a perfect dolly dress up. I paired Moonbubble’s cute dolly platforms with the dress, all bows and buttons. Cate Ying has a gacha at N21 that broke my bank as I was trying to get the last rare of the set. I aced the texture change mitts and the fuzzy collar right off and then got lots of commons that were passed out to the Skin Addiction group with lots of squeals.

Let It Grow

Sora Ashbourne features these cute ponytails as her item for Shiny Shabby. With a number of tones per HUD, including more variegated textures like this one, they are perfect Cindy Brady ponytails. Deesselle Destiny probably intends her skins to be used for more sophisticated looks but with a touch of blush and a lighter lip on the Catwa Jessica mesh head, I almost pull off this sweet look. (I did apply eyeshadow, though.)

Let It Grow

Hair: [monso] My Hair – Poppy /Light Blonde (no material) by Sora Ashbourne for [ monso ], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Skin applier: DS’ELLES-(WEAR) Applier Catwa head mesh- KELLIE –PORCELAINE by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles *

Eyes: /// offbeat /// My Little Mermaid Eyes 03 by bonnietriendle for offbeat

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [ bubble ] Lolita Long Coat by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], *

Choker: ~{ V I N C U E } Kittie+Choker [Gold] – RARE by Cate Ying for { V I N C U E }, available at N21

Gloves: ~{ V I N C U E } Kittie+Gloves [SlinkSplayed] – RARE by Cate Ying for { V I N C U E }, available at N21

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Splayed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [ bubble ] Dolly Platform Shoes -All In One by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Garden of Whimsy

Let It Grow

Resolved

Resolved

“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ” ~ Anaïs Nin

Resolved

I have no resolutions to share with you today. Get my holiday decorations cleaned up, start working on eating healthier after a tasty holiday (I think I made about 500 cookies all by myself), knit up all the yarn I bought during sales, make it through the winter—those are pretty much my ideas for this after holiday time. Today is the last day of FROST and I had to sneak in one last peek with this dress from Cruella Pennell, which I really liked. With a belted waist and a wraparound style, it’s a gorgeous coat dress that would do well for a girl-next-door look like this or something more gothic. With Senzati0n Domenitzo’s boots and a pretty branched necklace from Aikea Rieko, it’s a lovely look for exploring sims.

Resolved

Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely applier for the Catwa heads is her featured skin at the Makeover Room and it’s a lovely look for the Catwa Jessica head. The eyeliner and pale pink lipstick are built into the skin so I am sure you could apply other makeups but I forewent any for this fresh, natural look. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s style for the new Fameshed, a lovely pulled-back look with bangs.

Resolved

Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Taylor Milk Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Makeover Room *

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

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: adoness : melinoe : coat : Fitted Mesh : nightfall by Cruella Pennell for adoness, available at FROST *

Necklace: :[P]:- Chais Necklace by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Boots: Essenz – Warsaw (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Isle of Serendipity

Resolved

Brandy Old Fashioned

Brandy Old Fashioned

“Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but [s]he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Brandy Old Fashioned

The brandy old fashioned, sweet, is my current cocktail of choice. It’s the unofficial drink of my state, a cocktail that so many people order here that bartenders can make them in their sleep. (And we’re talking a state that has 2.7 bars to grocery stores.) I am not much of a drinker, but I started liking this sweet cocktail ever since I had my first one a few years ago at a restaurant with an SL friend visiting town. I visited the Whiskey Bar at St. Pete’s in search of a brandy old fashioned last night (not a whiskey). I went out on the town wearing the group gift Thora Charron made for the holidays, a cozy mesh bolero that is no longer available (so I hope you grabbed it if you were in the group). My sexy dress is Culco’s exclusive for FROST, a very nicely fitted mesh dress with lace side panels and a lovely rose hem. Ors Quan’s very simple pearl necklace for Shiny Shabby and davidefre’s sexy high heels for Uber are my stylish accessories.

Brandy Old Fashioned

AvengeStore has come out with this beautiful applier for the Catwa mesh heads, and it looked absolutely alluring on the Jessica head. With a choice of brows, the skin has beautiful features and transcends the mesh shape (meaning I don’t instantly notice the mesh head shape but rather the beauty of the skin/face). I tinted the lips and added eyeliner with the Catwa hud native colors as well as using her hairbase. Kuranosuke Kamachi came out with this glamorous, old-school style at Uber, which is fantastic for any night out but especially for New Year’s Eve.

Brandy Old Fashioned

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Beatrix” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: [Avenge] Applier for Catwa – tan tone by AvengeStore for [Avenge] *

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

Eyes: /// offbeat /// My Little Mermaid Eyes 03 by bonnietriendle for offbeat

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -Culco- Floral Leather Corset Dress – MAITREYA by culco for Culco, available at FROST *

Bolero: .LeLutka.Nico.Bolero.Smoky.Skies by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Shoes: JD – Alexis Maitreya Black by davidefre for Just Design, available at Uber

Taken at St. Pete’s City

Brandy Old Fashioned

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…” ~ John Geddes

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Loch Noble just reopened their sim and a fresh coat of snow has fallen with more coming down. It’s coated the whole beautiful village with a white blanket and made it perfectly charming and wintery. I took a late morning run over to check out the storefronts and get my tree. (OK, it’s the sim “tree on a car” but work with me here…) I felt very seasonal in Aryiana Novelli’s supposedly ugly sweater for Christmas on 34th Street, though I think it’s absolutely charming with the clever use of multiple translucent layers to make it look soft. Chantal Mynx’s cowl for FROST provides colorful warmth, as do Izzie Button’s tights for TLC. And they matched my boots from Hera Aviatik, which are also for FROST. Pretty earrings from AvaGardner Kungler for this month’s On9 (which I downsized quite a bit) and a berry cluster from Abraxxa Anatine make the whole look seasonal and pretty.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Thank goodness for Mavi Beck’s darling holiday poses for TLC because they worked great for this set of photos. I am wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s new skin for Winter Trend on the Catwa Jessica head and I added shadows from Alaska Metropolitan that she is offering at a rock bottom price at Anybody. I have fallen in love with Constance Daehlie’s eyes for Winter Trend (which you will see over and over for the next few weeks). She offers system and mesh eyes. And the final and most glorious part of my look is Queue Marlowe’s gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for today—an amazing topknot that includes three different HUDs for your wearing pleasure.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Hair: AD – sardine – LIGHT BROWNS available December 11 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Anais GOLDEN 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Winter Trend *

Eye shadow applier: alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow – Omega HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Anybody *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater: {Lyrical} My Ugly Sweater (White) by Aryiana Novelli for {Lyrical}, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Legging appliers: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Reindeer Tights by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative

Hair stick: EarthStones Hair Branch Hair Stick – Berries by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Scarf: {MYNX} Isle Knit Scarf – Rose by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cintia earrings – Topaz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: #adored – ombregon mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Anybody *

Boots: Latreia- Cozy Tan (Lara)  by Hera Aviatik for Latreia, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Car: [Con.] Tilbury Roadster RARE red by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at The Arcade *

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Loch Noble

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11