Night Flower

Night Flower

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. ~ Jean Ingelow

Night Flower

A night out at Syn Beresford’s beautiful Skyfall. I wore Mami Jewell’s redone gown, which now includes appliers for almost every body in a brilliant one-piece HUD and her flowing flexis. Add AvaGardner Kungler’s new necklace for the Cosmopolitan Room and the evening is set.

Night Flower

Mirja Mills made this lovely updo for the Cosmopolitan Room as well that includes two rhinestone barettes and, as always, is imbued with romance. Kaoz Koba recently came out with a new mesh head for ladies, this lovely look that includes makeups made by SlackGirl in the HUD. I chose a makeup add-on from Slack girl for the eyes to increase the drama.

Night Flower

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SOLVEIGH * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Cosmopolitan Room *

Mesh head: [AK] Mesh Head Viola Vers. 1.3 by Kaoz Koba for Akeruka *

Makeup applier: ::SG:: KimShadow for Akeruka Heads by SlackGirl for SlackGirl *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown by lonlysoule for Arise

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

Dress: -AZUL- Melinda <REV> /Lavender by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Neia necklace – Romance by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Cosmopolitan Room *

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

Poses by Valencia Southard

Taken at Skyfall by Syn Beresford

Night Flower

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Compliments

Compliments

“It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Compliments

I don’t hand out compliments thoughtlessly. I hate coming off as a sycophant or as insincere. I think most folks get that when I say something complimentary, I mean it. (It’s a Midwestern thing.) That being said, I got the lucky chance to be a blogger for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, and I have been trying to show a few things that have come through for the event. I didn’t get the full import of the event, however, until I got a preview. I really have to compliment the organizers (mainly LilDaria, the owner of the Mesh Body Addicts blog, and Ravenwings). The layout is shopping friendly without a lot of silly décor, walls, paths or other obstacles. The designers are allowed to have more than just an exclusive piece, so there is lots of shopping fun. And the line-up is freakin’ fantastic with such big hitters as Maitreya, Belleza, Catwa, Blueberry, and others participating. Even better, there are some newcomers and lesser-known names joining in, and that’s what makes it so exciting. For once it seems like no one was excluded for any other reason than they don’t do original stuff for mesh bodies. It doesn’t feel cliquey, it’s professional, and it seems everyone has put their best (mesh) foot forward with every single store filled. No small feat. Well done!

Exciting news out of Belleza too, as Tricky Boucher has released an update to the Belleza bodies with a redesigned HUD, an alternate body that takes down the graphic resources used (called Lite), and several new rigging and body part updates that make this body sleeker and better (including a seemingly seamless neck). Most importantly, the body is an UPDATE, which means no additional cost accrues to those who already own the body. That’s a big deal because Tricky derives no immediate benefit from all this work except hopefully new sales to people who will weigh the improvements against other bodies and purchase new. It’s really quite generous. Worn with one of Shyla’s recent appliers for Fifty Linden Friday, it’s a gorgeous look top to bottom. (Please note I am wearing Catwa Clip’s newest mesh head, featured at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, one that I have been raving about for the past couple days. Looks awesome with Shyla’s applier and fits the Belleza body absolutely perfectly.)

Compliments

I wore this dress from Sukoshitosuto from the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, a darling number that can you around the grid and fits the Belleza Isis body perfectly. Many creators have foregone making stuff for Belleza bodies and I hope they get back to it because it’s a great body and as I understand, the designer pack is easier to use than others. Shoes from Equitum, which are featured at Tres Chic, fit the Belleza feet and add prettiness to my look.

I hunted down the pretty necklace Crashnoww has in his gacha at The Epiphany and wore AvaGardner Kungler’s newest earrings for the Cosmopolitan Room, glamorous and pretty with this look. Finally, Elikapeka Tiramisu’s ponytail for Shiny Shabby is a simple and pretty look for getting around the grid.

Compliments

Hair: [e] Xaverie by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Sara Catwa Applier Medium by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#6] by dam1710 for L’Etre, available at The Epiphany

Mesh body: -Belleza- Isis V2 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: Vinyl – Melanie Belted Dress – Isis by Sukoshitosuto for Vinyl, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Diana earring – Ruby by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Cosmopolitan Room *

Necklace: **RE** Surya Necklace – Common – Silver by crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at The Epiphany

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Lavender Ice by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: ..::ILLI::.. Belleza Laelia Suede Heels by equitum for ILLI, available at Tres Chic

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Black Kite

Compliments

Intelligent Life

Intelligent Life

“I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”― Arthur C. Clarke

Intelligent Life

With the Brexit vote recently and people still supporting Donald Trump, you really have to wonder if there is intelligent life on this planet. I am guessing another planet hosts smarter (and sexier) beings. My sexier smarter being took a trip to the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, which is the best place to be as it opens today. Mimikri Kit has made this cosmic peekaboo dress in several colors with a matching thong and optional tintable pasties. It is made to fit several mesh bodies and system bodies. Nuria Augapfel has created these amazing shoe/boots for the Fair with a HUD to change the inner portion of the wrap around areas to lace or fishnet.

Intelligent Life

My inspiration to be alien came from Nethya Emor’s skin featured at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. With a blue and subtle pink tint to it, it gives an otherworldly look to an avatar. I applied it on the Catwa Destiny mesh head from the Fair (which seems stuck to me now), though it comes with Omega, TMP and many body appliers. I paired it with the darling braids MissAllSunday Lemon is featuring at Uber. They come with a hat that fits perfectly on this hair but it can be worn without (as I show here). Funky earring cuffs from Celena Galli at Cosmopolitan Room finish my look.

Intelligent Life

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lila Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Skin applier: LURE: Amia Skin by Nethya Emor for LURE, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Leafy~ December Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at SaNaRae

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

Dress: Mimikri – Paillettes Dress / Luna oil slick_FM_Maitreya by Mimikri Kit for Mimikri, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Earrings: PHEDORA. Siren earrings L ( cyan ) by Celena Galli for PHEDORA, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Boots: N-core CHANTEL “FatPack” by Nuria Augapfel for N-Core, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Poses by Olivia LaLonde for Poppycock

Intelligent Life

Optimist

Optimist

Waiting, but I don’t mind
I’m all bus stops and heat
I’m neon in your daylight
I’m the optimist of 30th Street
How it is is how it oughta be

~ “Optimist” by David Byrne and St. Vincent

Optimist

When you see the buds on the trees, Radiohead drops a new song, sunshine arrives, you can’t help but be an optimist. I put together a casual, about-town outfit and strolled the streets of St. Pete’s City. My top and jacket are Ariadne Garrigus’ newest separate with a texture change HUD for the top and sweatshirt. She gives you a ton of cute patterns and solids for the top. I matched them up with the funky harem-style pants from AscendSL that comes with a color-change HUD and bejeweled sandals from Lilo Denimore, both featured at Shiny Shabby. Aikea Reiko has a selection of darling embossed handbags and Empyreanforge has a terrific bracelet set with texture change HUD at Shiny Shabby.

Optimist

Queue Marlowe is bringing this great ponytail back from the Fantasy Faire and putting it in her store soon. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous group gift for the Essences fans, a system skin with all the beauty we are accustomed to from Inka. And I am totally in love with these gorgeous eyes from Audrey Lamede for Cosmopolitan Room.

Optimist

Hair: AD – omega – LIGHT BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Essences – Hope *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: .ID. Cosmic Eyes / Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Top with jacket: ***ArisAris~Gara36~Imagine~jacket and shirt~ MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Pants: //Ascend// Inga Harem Pants – Maitreya Lara by ascendsl for Ascend, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Yummy) Small Crystal Necklace  – Silver by Polyester Partridge for Yummy

Bracelet: EF: Ankara Bracelet Left – Gold by EmpyreanForge for Empyrean Forge, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hip chains:  Hip Chain – Babette – FULL SET – Curvy – BLACK – V1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Handbag: :[P]:- Amy Rose Bag [Down Hold]:// Love by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Sandals: :::ChicChica::: Nancy Mokko by Lilo Denimore for ChicChica, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at St. Pete’s City

Optimist

Investment

Investment

Invest yourself in everything you do. There’s fun in being serious. ~ John Coltrane

Investment

I made a visit to the Citadel, a beautifully constructed sim, to enjoy the views and the interiors in my new dress from Azraellll, a 100% original mesh piece directly from Paris. I love the classiness of the dress, especially paired with sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Whore Couture that she is putting out March 15. A chic little bracelet from Aleida Rhode completes the look.

Investment

I wore Umazuma Metaluna’s applier for the Arcade, the rare, which comes without makeup, and I wanted to dress up the look so I chose eyeshadow from Alaska Metropolitan and lipstick from Mea Carnell, and I blended them to give a muted look. I love how they dressed up this beautiful face. Curly lush hair from Queue Marlowe completes the look, swept to the side with an additional flexi attachment.

Investment 

Hair: AD – rae – BLACKS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE 1.5 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Chiara (LeLutka Applier) 1 (toffee) RARE by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at The Arcade *

Eye makeup: alaskametro<3 “Muse” eyeshadow – Lelutka HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro *

Lipstick: Meva Lelutka Lips Applier by Mea Carnell for Meva *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Dark Brown Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: :-:Chambre Rose:-: Catherine purple For Maitreya by Azraellll for :-:Chambre Rose:-: *

Bracelet: Elysium – Ichtaca bangle – charcoal/silver by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoes: Essenz – Montgomery (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture on March 15 *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at The Citadel, built by Lesk Alzael

Investment

Manhattan Avenue

Manhattan Avenue

Oh but dreams come true on
Manhattan Avenue

~ “Manhattan Avenue” by Nellie McKay

Manhattan Avenue

The setting for this grouping of furniture from the RFL Home & Garden Expo and the first anniversary Shiny Shabby is deep in the city with Nellie McKay’s satin voice. Stephen came over and gave me a tutorial in color theory in decorating, starting with the deep purple sofa and chairs Victor Newchurch made as his donation items for the Expo. With yogjio’s deco fireplace as the centerpiece and Tess Spargel’s mirror over the mantle (both donation items), we accessorized with Piraiyah Novikov’s glamorous pieces for his gacha at the Expo. I clothed the windows with the city view with curtains from Piraiyah for Shiny Shabby (which I tinted slightly), and I topped the mantle with finials from Elsa Wellesley’s gacha at Shiny Shabby. Kaerri Rae makes some of the most beautiful flower arrangements in SL, and this orchid is one of her donation items for the Expo. (She also happens to be one of the hard-working organizers, with her partner Cain Maven and bestie Reven Rosca, for the Expo). I thought Synnaria Vlodovic’s gothic chandelier with purple roses might add a kind of a eclectic addition to the décor.

Manhattan Avenue

My Manhattan cosmopolitan might be dressed up for a night out in Hilly Haalan’s sexy mini with a color change HUD that allows me to tint the main dress a blackberry with fuchsia insets and pink studs. The one dress could provide hundreds of combos with such versatility. My jewelry is Mea Carnell’s contribution to Cosmopolitan Room, studded with rhinestones. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s sexy shoes for Shiny Shabby complete my look.

Manhattan Avenue

Monicuzza Babenco has created a gorgeous applier for the Catwa mesh heads for Shiny Shabby this round, and I spent some time messing with eye makeup and lipstick to make this look. VivienMarli’s beautiful and barely controlled tumble of curls gives a wildness to this chic Manhattanite’s sexy look.

Manhattan Avenue

Hair: .Entwined. Lena by VivienMarli for [Entwined], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Skin appliers: *YS&YS* Ariel Tone02 Skin Applier – Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Dress: [hh] Nicola Dress MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jewelry: Meva Cubes Collar Iron with Meva Cubes Bangle Iron by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoes: Essenz – Congo (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Décor:

Manhattan Avenue

Quietness Desired

Quietness Desired

“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.” ~ Munia Khan

Quietness Desired

Some people log on to SL to find a place of peace and quietness. Some wander the sims to seek peace and quiet. Lauren Bentham recently put together a new sim, Netherwood, that I recommend for that sense of peace and quiet in a crazy world. I dressed casually and enjoyed different spots on the sim. I wore a simple hoodie and top from Asia Rae, part of a unisex set she has created and paired lolly Carlberg’s gray jeans for Thrift Shop (half off) and Aleida Rhode’s latest flats for Cosmopolitan.

Quietness Desired

Sawsan Secretspy’s group gift skin brings a touch of spring to my look with pink lips and eyeshadow. The whole look was inspired by n0match’s darling hair with felted cap for Hairology. She includes texture change for the cap in several colors with the hair color HUD. A pretty little fantasy necklace by moonbubble Gothly for Fantasy Gacha Fair adds a little color to my look.

Quietness Desired

 

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.DISTANCE. by n0match for NO.MATCH, available at Hairology *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. GG FEB 2016 Amour Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW Skins::. *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Silver by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Top: [AR] Night Women Hoodie Size [GREY] by Asia Rae for Asia Rae *

Jeans: .:* LOULOU&CO :. – Fitted Jean :: SOLEDAD :: MAITREYA Grey/flow by lolly Carlberg for .:* LOULOU&CO :., available at the Thrift Shop *

Necklace: [ bubble ] Drakonae Egg Necklace –Purple by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at Fantasy Gacha Carnival *

Flats: Elysium – Ella balerina – charcoal by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Standing pose created with Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Netherwood by Lauren Bentham

Quietness Desired