O What A Thrill

O What A Thrill

Woman words fail me
Your skin is sweet and warm
I want to console you
And hold you in my arms
O once you were my baby
You’re my baby still

~ “O What A Thrill” by the Mavericks

O What A Thrill

I know y’all think I’m a city girl. Well… I am but sometimes some country gets into me, and I feel like talkin’ about what Momma’s taught me and callin’ everyone “Darlin’.” When such a thing happens, I put on a pretty frock and some cowboy boots and get it out of my system by listening to some Mavericks (and Raul Malo’s luscious voice). Luckily Arianrhod Garnet made this dress that makes my country girl perfect in every way with its sweet floral pattern and darling cap sleeves. JB Gazov makes THE BEST cowboy boots in SL (Dex told me so and he knows cowboy boots) so I just slip these on and feel so country.

O What A Thrill

My skin is a new one from Rosemary Galbraith, who is coming out soon with a set of skins sold under her own Cupcakes label that won’t go full perm. She’ll be adding further makeup enhancements and eyebrow options very soon. I chose this skin because of its lovely hue and pretty features. It was perfect for my country girl.

My long lovely locks are from Truth Hawks and a Truth specialty, flowing over shoulders and in a tangle of wavy beautiful curls. The hair band is, of course, color change, and this new style does feature streaks (which I don’t show).

O What A Thrill

O what a thrill
O what a thrill
Stars in the sky
Stars stand still
O what a thrill

Hair: >TRUTH< Lacey (Upper) – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *CUPCAKES – Abigail – Pale:Limey by Rosemary Galbraith for CUPCAKES *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Absinthe (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: suzy / french sleeve dress * palegreen by Arianrhod Garnet for suzy

Earrings and ring: Ear Candy ~ Chunk of Jade Earrings and Chunk of Jade Ring by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Boots: J’s WesternBoots ( 10Colors ) by JB Gazov for J’s

Change of Heart

Well, I guess you must have had a change of heart
You don’t treat me like you did at the start
Your campaign of love was quite a work of art
Now I guess you must have had a change of heart

~ Change of Heart by Teddy Thompson

Cowboy Take Me Away

Melancholy country and western songs are my secret pleasure. A little Teddy Thompson or Mavericks or Alison Krauss, and I am pleasantly emo. Then I want to wear somethign a little country, a little bohemian. A trip to Twill Tymet’s place finds a great off-the-shoulder sweater and a tie-dyed skirt with belt to make this bohemian girl’s heart melt. The skirt is fantastically made from what looks like a photosourced texture (that it isn’t instantly apparent to me shows that it’s nicely done) and topped by a nicely engraved two-buckle belt.

Cowboy Take Me Away

AtomicSparkle Skytower and her incredibly long name make my face new and fresh with a matte makeup that was offered for the Black Friday sales through the Skin Addiction group. I bought the fat pack—I couldn’t resist. What most attracted me were the eye shadows and the even tone of the face. While the lips are still a little overfull (I tried to use the sliders to cut them down with no luck), they have a really nicely done matte look.

Cowboy Take Me Away

Written while listening to Teddy Thompson sing “Take Care of Yourself” and “Change of Heart”:

Hair: >TRUTH< Gwyneth Streaked – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<*

Skin: AtomicBambi-Sara-Sunblush-Rd-Cleo by AtomicSparkle Skytower for AtomicBambi

Top: Boho baku teal off shoulder knit sweater by Twill Tymets for Boho Baku

Skirt: Boho Baku~ Seaweed tye dye skirt set by Twill Tymets for Boho Baku

Jewelry: MTP Ladies Santa Rosa set by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Boots: J’s WesternBoots by JB Gazov for J’s

Knee High by 4th of July

Yes, I realize this is getting released on the sixth of July but the above saying is one that farmers in my fair state use to assess the progress of their corn crops. I had the fortune to have a long drive through part of the state today, and I have the happy news that the corn is more than waist high. It’s going to be a good year.

Knee High by the 4th of July

All that fresh air got me thinking about the ways of a country girl. This dress from Tammary Goodliffe is perfect for a pretty country girl. With its lacy skirt and pretty decolletage, this dress is airy and light and romantic.

Knee High by the 4th of July

I am wearing Tricky Boucher’s glowing and gorgeous skin. Everytime I pull it out and put it on, I remember how exquisitely beautiful it is. Tricky’s European sensibilities show in this skin—it’s a Monica Bellucci sophistication. Makes this country girl look like she is a hidden treasure.

Knee High by the 4th of July

Written while listening to “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You” by Alison Krauss.

Hair: [Shag] – Wish You Were Here – coffee by Sebastien Aries for Shag

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

Dress: salt. summer romance vintage sundress by Tammany Goodliffe for salt.

Ribbon: *C:K* Neck Ribbon by Ameshin Yossarian for Curious Kitties

Boots: *GF* Short Western Boots -white- by Cerberus Noel for G.Field

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s Spring!! Here it means that one day it’s almost summer and the next it’s almost winter again. Today it poured and was freezing cold out. Like that sort of dampness that cuts through any exposed piece of skin and leaves you feeling like a shivering wet dog.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

I pulled out this jacket from toraji Voom and put it on over a soft and cozy turtleneck from Aranel Ah (that almost went in the chest for next season when it seemed it was going to be summer forever). I pulled on this great box pleated (literally) skirt from toraji Voom over black tights and pulled on my trusty old cowboy boots from JB Gazov. Got my umbrella from Seagel Neville. Forget looking hip and fashionable—I just want to be warm. And this is pretty cute anyway.

Check out my cute hood with hair from toraji Voom to go with the jacket. Now this is ingenous. I can fit the whole look together without messing around with hair prims.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

A fresh skin amidst all the gray and darkness is what is needed, and Rhapzody Wilde’s new store provided one for me, inexpensively (300L for this one with several different eyebrow shades). I truly like the coloring of this skin. I will say the eyebrows in this set have that sort of “anxiety shape” I am not very fond of but with light brows and the right bald head, it’s just fine. I did notice she drew in little dimples. That’s awfully cute.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hair (with hood): **DP**mods coat — food with hair/honey by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM (Yes, it says “food” on the name!)

Skin: Belita 5 Blonde Brows Buttercup BLUSH by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva

Jacket: **DP**yumyum:mods coat (female) by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Top: *BOOM* The Cashmere by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Skirt: **DP**yumyum:mizutama skirt/brown by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Stockings: **DP**Retro dress (green) retro socks by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Umbrella: LADS London in the Rain Black Umbrella by Seagel Neville

Boots: J’s WesternBoots ( 10Colors ) by JB Gazov for J’s

Cowboy

I found this guy lurking in my subconscious. He’s a little country and a little bit rock n roll. I also think he’s the kind of guy who throws things on in that sort of seeming nonchalant manner (which is really very studied).

Cowboy

Let’s start with the sexy shirt from MarilynMonroe Munro. Marilyn’s business is putting out separates for casual wear—shirts, accessories, headphones, and outfits for women and men. This shirt is sexy—well textured with wrinkles in all the right places and a great versatile color.

The shorts are from Paco Pooley, inexpensive and very well done with a great camouflage texture and cargo bags and ties on the side. A lot of guys complain that there is a lack of manly clothes in SL—these shorts should keep you guys quiet for a day or two. They are just right with a nice uh.. shadowed feature in front.

Cowboy

One important part of completing the look is accessorizing. I think I work harder on accessorizing my male looks than my female looks. I found this brilliant hat on XStreetSL and ended up running over to Jon Ree’s for some great bracelets (do you guys call them that or are they like “European Wrist Decorations”). The wheat I fished out of my inventory.

The handsome face is courtesy of KaoZ Koba. I have noticed more and more men walking around with this devastating look. I am not sure how Pompeja can stand it, looking at this on KaoZ and not jumping through the monitor.

Cowboy

The final accessory are the boots from swaffette Firefly. These are boots for the cowboy who likes his crocodiles on his feet and his buckles around his ankles (and do not ask me about the multiple strange meanings that sentence might spawn). swaffette makes these for both men and women but they seemed more appropriate for my cowboy here.

Cowboy

“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.” ~ John Wayne

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

Skin: LaVie Mark Full Beard Normal by KaoZ Koba for LaVie *

Hat: Tidzsi Design stained brown cowboy hat black band copy by Tidzsi Raymaker for Tidzsi Design

Shirt: *Action Mens Slouchy V-Neck – Cocoa by MarilynMonroe Munro for *Action *

Shorts: 22769 Shopping Bag_CamuShorts by Paco Pooley for 22769

Bracelets: Bracelet — Men’s knotted leather and Bracelet — Men’s Domingo silver links by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Wheat: Wheat by Pepper Finchy sold on XStreetSL

Boots: sf design crocodile dk brown boots by swaffette Firefly for SF Designs *

Written while listening to “Concheperla” by Novalima.

Happy Birthday, Dad!!!! ;) (Yes, my RL dad reads my blog because he’s in Second Life. He follows NONE of my fashion advice, however.)

Country Girl

A fresh blanket of wet snow has fallen (are you tired of my weather reports yet?) I am dreaming of fresh air, green grass, bright bold sunshine. OK, I acknowledge the snow looks pretty, white against the gray of the branches, frosting everything in sugary softness…. But it’s stinkin’ cold!

Country Girl

A trip over to Looloo Beck’s store cured some cabin fever. Between her great sexy clothes and her compelling advertising, Looloo’s store is a place where SL fantasies can begin. In this case, I imagine being a country girl, cheeks glowing with fresh air, and springtime friskiness. Looloo cleverly incorporates sculpty prims with her incredible textures to make an outfit that is at once innocent and sexy with its peekaboo jeans and top.

Country Girl

Underneath the barely buttoned top is a sexysweet bra and panties set with a pretty red-flowered and eyelet print.

I show here a collar from SC Tracy at RFyre, a bit decontextualized (it’s really more gothic than country but heck, it’s barbed wire). SC has been making jewelry and accessories for RFyre that include his great texture and terrific eye for detail. This is being released Wednesday but, well, I get to wear it sooner. Nyah nyah.

With another one of Truth Hawks’ amazing hair styles (how does he do it, week after week?) and Tricky Boucher’s fresh Alyson skin, well I am a country girl ready for kickin’ up a little dust.

Country Girl

And oh my, the boots. JB Gazov has tapped into some sort of lizard brain of mine where all I want to wear are cowgirl boots and two step my way around the grid. I bought the “fatpack” boot, which is scripted to show any of ten colors available. You will be seeing these boots again. They are incredibly textured and sculpted.

Country Girl

“I’m a radio/ I’m a country station/ I’m a little bit corny/ I’m a wildwood flower/ Waving for you” ~ Joni Mitchell, “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio”

Hair: >TRUTH< Melinda – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 3 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Outfit: >>GothiCatz<< Time (female) by Looloo Beck for Gothicatz

Choker: !Rfyre Crown of Thorns Necklace, Womens by SC Tracy for House of RFyre *

Wheat: Wheat by Pepper Finchy sold on XStreetSL

Boots: J’s WesternBoots ( 10Colors ) by JB Gazov for J’s

(“I know you don’t like weak women/ You get bored so quick/ And you don’t like strong women /’Cause they’re hip to your tricks”)

Stroll Down the Rue de Rivoli

Ever see those beautiful young ladies you see walking around in every city, casually fashionable, beautiful in their hurry to yoga class/art studio/poetry reading? They throw on whatever’s on the floor and it all goes together and looks fantastic. I want to be one of those girls. So I made myself one of them. The only thing I am missing is a huge handbag and brown cardboard-sheathed cup of coffee or bottle of Evian water.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

This sweater from sato Yifu is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a sweater I would wear in RL with its nubby texture and draped collar. It’s so bohemian and smart at the same time. I paired it with sexy leggings from Iki Ikarus, and chunky crafty earrings from Maeve Mortlock (my heroine of the 59L earrings).

My hair’s up in a sweet pony tail from Hal*Hina (pulled from a special promotion they are currently offering that I read about in Beanie’s blog). The patchwork scarf is from the funky Sari Telling and also a piece I would wear in RL. I LOVE scarves.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

And oh, JB, my dear JB. These cowboy boots are killer. Again, let me ramble on about his terrific textures and his great sculpties, the versatility, and the color changing included. (Yes, I got the full monty in the boots—the pair with all eight colors.)

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

Late for the meet-up but not late on fashion:

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [D] Hair -tina- [honey blonde] by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T2 Citrus by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Sweater: *KUROTSUBAKI* cardigan black by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Leggings: :: M * A * ii * K * I :: Long Legging Charcoal by Iki Ikarus for :: M * A * ii * K * I ::

Scarf: *Sari’s* Patched Up Scarf by Sari Telling for Sari’s

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Wood and Twisted Gold Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Boots: J’s Fringe Cowgirl Boots 6Colors by JB Gazov for J’s