Powers of Ten

The Power of Ten

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” ~ Charles Eames

The Power of Ten

What better quote to start with than one from Charles Eames, the architect and male half of the team of Charles and Ray Eames (she being a painter and the female half). As a married couple and team, they made significant contributions to modern architecture and furniture. The title of the post is the title of two documentaries they made about the scale of the universe based on the power of ten and “the effect of adding another zero.” The Eames were interested in design using natural materials, harmony, the beauty of the every day object, and the use of modern techniques and prefabrication to mass produce good design. Their motto was “Create the best for the most for the least.”

The Power of Ten

The Power of Ten

The Raintree House by Painter Meriman is a lovely study of the architectural designs of the Eames including some Eames chairs. A friend rezzed a copy for me so I could take these photos.

The Power of Ten

If you’re a fan of architecture, it’s great to find a house like this. And Painter understands the devil is in the details, and he has attended to them with great care, from the proportions of the builds to the textures to even the accessories. It’s beautiful work and a modernist’s dream.

The Power of Ten

And what self-respecting fashionista wouldn’t want to live and luxuriate in such a space? I donned a stylish dress from SamanthaSJones, wore my sexiest heels from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger, and enjoyed the feeling that SL often affords us—that of living in a beautiful space.

The Power of Ten

Tricky Boucher brings his beauty to the Liaison Collaborative with another set of Leila skins (to compliment those at Collabor88). Get both sets with their enigmatic eyes and luscious lips and have the collection. Mina Nakamura has re-released the Ineke hair she unveiled at Hair Fair with an ombre hud so you can have a little color variation in your hair and life.

The Power of Ten

“The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” ~ Charles Eames

Hair: MINA Hair – Ineke by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: -Belleza- Leila TLC Sk 4 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at the Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Bette Davis Eyes Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Love Donna Flora by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: N-core SUBLIME “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

House: Raintree Retreat by Painter Meriman for Painter Designs

Domestic Bliss

Domestic Bliss

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. ~ George Santayana

Domestic Bliss

A long discussion in Skin Addiction led to an interesting revelation: premium membership in SL is a good deal. I pay $22.50 a quarter. For that I get 117 prims in a Linden home with privacy, 300L a week. That’s 13 weeks times 300L, which is 3900L. At 250L per USD, I get $15.60 kicked back to me to spend in world. So for $6.90 every quarter (so about $2.30 a month or 575L) I get a cute house with 117 prims. If I paid on a yearly budget, it would be even less ($72 USD a year). With that I get access to live chat (which always works for me, and I generally get satisfaction—Cori, you rock), access to member-only sandboxes, some silly content prizes (like vehicles, etc.) and the ability to buy mainland.

I pay more than $72 a month for cable and spend much more time in SL than watching TV. Damn, skippy. It’s a deal.

Domestic Bliss

I have furnished my Linden home with this gorgeous furniture from Kaerri Rae. Kaerri recently remodeled the Renaissance Galleria for BOSL and she took the design features from her build and translated them to a new furniture collection—the Buchanan collection. Featuring a rich gold and black accented by cool blue accessories, the furniture sets include love seats, club chairs and even a piano. Made in mesh, the furniture has low impact so you can put it in your Linden home and live stylishly.

Domestic Bliss

I also live stylishly with my chic wardrobe. Synny Whelan has recently built a new mesh store to contain all her stylish mesh footwear, including these sexy boots. The boots include a handy HUD that allows you to choose the boot color. You can buy the fatpack as shown below or color trios (see each column). The metals and soles also have color change.

Domestic Bliss

Sascha Frangilli put this dress out for 60L this weekend. With a great silhouette and classic styling, it’s a great look for hanging around the house (when you’re a fashionista). My jewelry set is Maxi Gossamer’s gorgeous set for Collabor88.

Domestic Bliss

I am wearing a casual and sexy new ‘do from Chiaki Xue. I love her short cuts with their loose waves. My gorgeous skin is one of Tricky Boucher’s offerings for Collabor88. Blue eyes suit the blue hyacinths that accent the décor.

Domestic Bliss

“To be happy–one must find one’s bliss.” ~ Gloria Vanderbilt

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*48(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Sk 1 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at Collabor88

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – blue 2 by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Dress: SAS – Alexis White Dress Mesh by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Ring – Dew Encrusted Teardrop – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: 7E Virgo Boot by Syntella Rhapsody for Seven Exits *

Furniture: Buchanan Collection by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri *

Heatwave

Heat Wave

We’re having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature’s rising,
It isn’t surprising,
She certainly can can-can.

She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
In such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can.

~ “Heat Wave” by Irving Berlin, as sung by Marilyn Monroe

Heat Wave

I heard it’s really hot in California, like a heat wave. I wonder what starlets wear when it’s hot out. Do they just hide in air-conditioned luxury or do they venture forth so the paparazzi can photo them? I dressed up as if I was expecting photos, wearing this lacy dress from Ariadna Garrigus that shows off all my hard work at the gym. With a black lingerie set underneath, this open work dress is perfect for a very hot day, letting in any cool breeze. High heels from Pixieplumb Flanagan (at a rock bottom price at Acid Lily—stars indeed ARE just like us) make the outfit complete.

Heat Wave

I am wearing Ava Grau’s gorgeous new skin again because it’s such a great look for blondes, especially with Kavar Cleanslate’s blonde textures, this applied to a gorgeous side-gathered look. This is his offering for FaMESHed, a gorgeous piece. My artsy jewelry is Maxi Gossamer’s product for the United Fashion Project. With Giela Delpaso’s nails, it’s a great look.

Heat Wave

Gee, her anatomy
Makes the mercury
Jump to ninety-three.
We’re having a heat wave,

A tropical heat wave,
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can.

Hair: Exile::Where We Belong – Dark Blondes by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Sigrid – April – Blonde Brows – Small Cleavage by Ava Grau for Glance Skins

Makeup: [mock] Cosmetics Sienna Lipstain (1) (Lip only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K. cosmetics *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – blue 2 by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs93 Al-Yazira by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Sunglasses: [glow] Studio – Hepburn – Sunglasses by Linka Demina for [glow]

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Rings – Pirouette Orbit – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at United Fashion Project *

Nails: Nailed It – Pastel Set – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: BM Ultimate Daria Black by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey, available at Acid Lily

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home

I run around town, around round the round with the pedal to the metal …. The pedal to whatever

~ “The Bike Song” by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home

“Isn’t this taking the bike thing a bit too far?” ~ Stephen (upon seeing photos for this blog)

My friends ALL know that earlier this summer I got a new bike. People are sick to death of hearing about my biking, my trips, the trail near my house, the hazards of my town, the challenges of packing that blue basket with two cantaloupe, a carton of soy milk, a bundle of carrots, hamburger buns and three cans of tomato paste. They have heard repeatedly the story of my friend’s husband, a Federal judge, giving me crap about not having headlights on the bike for night riding. (I said, “Yes, Sir. I will get them tomorrow, Sir.” And I did!) And he never said a word about the half-drunk bottle of sangria in the basket. Go figure. They are tired of hearing about how I bike to the beer garden in the local park to get a Munich pretzel—no beer or mustard, thanks—to bring home to my kid.

My new bike is a coral Townie from Electra with a removable blue basket, just like the one this darling girl shows in her blog, dutchie love. (No, that’s not me. I am not nearly that cute, young or good at photography.) This is the reason I have not been blogging as much this summer:

I tried to replicate the joy of my bike in photos for this blog. I sort of did it. First of all, for biking, you never need to dress up: t-shirt, capris, tennies. I got my shirt from Sanura Snowpaw, who shows a keen sense of humor in the comic book expressions she put on crop tanks. THAWP! I paired it with some cute sweatpant capris from Dalriada Delwood and tennies from Kehl Razor.  My bike prop from Winter Thorn includes a wicker basket (and a bottle of white sangria). I have been known to haul flowers in my RL basket and once almost had a french bread fall out. The prop is true to form!

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home

Aida Ewing’s gacha skin for the Arcade suits this look with its minimal makeup and glowing blush.  My side swept long hair from MissAllSunday Lemon is an easy-going hair for riding a bike, having a picnic or shopping at the farmer’s market that she is featuring at FaMESHed.

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home

Bikes suffice they’re so nice like priceless
Working on my calves to triceps to biceps
Bypass the gas, stop the traffic lights
I get around round without a drivers license

I’m gonna ride my bike until I get home.
Gonna ride my bike until I get home.

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Robin Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at FaMESHed

Skin: -Glam Affair – Candy – America – 01 C by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – hazel by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at SL Fashion Week *

Top: .: Somnia :. Comic Tank {THAWP!} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :. *

Capris: FBD Capri Pants S Gothic grape by Dalriada Delwood for FireBird Designs

Shoes: Razor /// Strapped Cons  -Longer –  Black Plaid by Kehl Razor for Razorblade *

Bike: {what next} Summertime Bicycle Pose Prop by Winter Thorn for {what next}

Photographed at KittyCats

*Ring, Ring!*

A Ray of Beauty

A Ray of Beauty

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Ray of Beauty

School has started, which means a time of quiet and solitude for me. I have been enjoying the first few quiet days of freedom. Though I feared I was going to be lonely, I am not. It gives me time to think, putter, and smell the flowers. In this case, I get to smell the flowers in Kiddo Oh’s romantic mesh dress. In a lovely pale blush, the dress is all mesh skrit with beautifully defined shadows and floral embroidery across the bottom half of the skirt. She has combined a system piece corset for the bodice (a smart move when getting mesh pieces to fit can be a hassle) with a frilled bolero jacket. I accessorized with Maxi Gossamer’s romantic heart-shaped jewelry—simple and heartfelt for this charming look.

A Ray of Beauty

My skin is one of Aida Ewing’s gacha prizes at the Arcade. This piece has a lot of new elements—I can tell because it just doesn’t look the same on me as other Glam Affair skins. I am noticing it particularly in the eyes. They are beautifully shaded but without lining or heavy makeup. Remember, these are transferable, so get a few and send them to your friends or alts. My short curly ‘do from Tabata Jewell has a certain joie de vivre with curls tumbling about. Tabata’s hair comes with a color-changing HUD, as so many hair makers are using now, so your inventory won’t be as cluttered.

A Ray of Beauty

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.  ~ Walt Whitman

Hair: Vanity Hair:Nana—Light Reds by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Candy – America – 01 C by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – blue 2 by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: .::DD::. Dead Dollz – Cosette Gown – Blush by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dollz *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Window to My Heart – Short – SILVER and MG – Bracelets and Ring – Hand Made Heart by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 S Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Pastel Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Flowers: Cosmos A 3color change by Quark Fallen for Arbres Obscurs

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Speed of Dark

Speed of Dark

I confess, I confess
I have been tempted tempted
I want it, I want it
Dangerous

~ “Speed of Dark” by Emiliana Torrini

Speed of Dark

A great song for a great look. Starting with this studded nightclub dress from SamanthaSJones (a limited edition so get it quick if you like it), I put together a look that will take me through the speed of dark. I accessorize with Maxi Gossamer’s great jewelry for FaMESHed. I am wearing a pair of Nuria Augapfel’s and Claire Messenger’s great newer shoes. They come with their web-based skin matching system and four versions of the shoe all in one hud—with peep toes and without, with straps and without. These shoes are sex on two legs.

Speed of Dark

I broke down and got Ava Grau’s fantastic newer skin, which looks fantastic with blonde hair. I love the subtlety of the makeup and the shape of the brows and lips. I have added an eyeliner from Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs to dress it up. My gorgeous blonde hair then is Kavar Cleanslate’s contribution for the Arcade, a side-swept wavy mane of hair that flows over the shoulder. Pump a few linden into his machine and see what you get—his textures are always gorgeous.

Speed of Dark

Before I finish this blog, I want to make a confession. Because of a glitch in the new materials viewing, the shoes by people like Gospel Voom and this great pair from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger are showing up with a horrible glitch. When the “Advanced Lighting Model” is checked, the alphas blending the ankles of these shoes into the skins of the avatar frame show up dark. In other words, the alphas don’t work. This is NOT a flaw in the creation of the shoes—it’s a viewer problem, based on choices LL made in how the textures render. I can not avoid this problem by turning off Advanced Lighting without losing shadows and all sorts of other depth I enjoy. Therefore I AM touching up the ankles in my ham-handed way on photos in this blog.

I have spoken to Gospel Voom about this in depth. At first, his CS claimed there was nothing he was going to do about it and blew it off but a personal conversation with him gave me a much more satisfactory answer. He will be looking into how to work around the problem but the problem is a thorny one for all creators employing the alpha to blend the ankles. Since I am guessing a lot of people still don’t use Advanced Lighting, I am not going to worry about how I look to others. The work around is turning off the blending for the Gos shoes (which leaves a noticeable-to-me joint) And I will put up with seeing the glaringly obvious stain around my legs for now.

And I confess my touch-up to salve my guilty soul and to help anyone who sees this glitch from going nuts wondering what they could do to fix it as I had.

Speed of Dark

Life is just a flicker in the universe
Ooh under the stars we’re indestructible
(It’s just a flicker in the universe)

Hair: Exile::Just a Reason by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Arcade *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Sigrid – April – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins *

Makeup: -Belleza- Eyeliner 1 by Shyla Diggs for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic, available at SL Fashion Week *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Counting Stars Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Fashion Limited *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet – Octavia by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Shoes: N-core CUORE “Black” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Finally, my girl and her partners made a wonderful gift for Firestorm to celebrate their 3rd birthday. This adorable FireKitty is available, one to a clicker, from Firestorm and KittyCatS. Fully functional, it’s non-breedable and non-transferable and will live forever, cuddling, saying silly things to you, and looking cute. They have included in the package a coupon for a free live kitty if you want to try breeding and feeding.  Read where to get one on the Firestorm blog.

firestorm-firekitty-ad

Fresh Made Lemonade

Fresh Made Lemonade

You’re like fresh made lemonade
Just like fresh made lemonade
So sweet to the taste

~ “Fresh Made Lemonade” by Barnaby

Fresh Made Lemonade

It’s still hot here and a tall cool glass of fresh made lemonade is the ticket. This fresh look is invigorating too. Start with this lovely dress from Carmella Ruby. Carmella, who is known for her distinctive skins and shapes, providing the grid with a much-needed alternative to all the pretties out there, is now branching out into mesh clothing. She asked me to preview this dress and I was so delighted with the textures and silhouette, I decided to blog it. Carmella will be offering this dress and other gorgeous items with hand-made textures at very competitive prices (I heard her suggest under 100L for most items) so that folks who are unable to get their hands on quality mesh items regularly can do so.

Fresh Made Lemonade

My skin is one of Tricky Boucher’s 15 gorgeous offerings for the Arcade this time around, and it’s, as usual, stunning. With a variety of makeups and skin tones, Tricky is presenting these skins in the affordable gacha environment of the Arcade. (Whether you can get in is another question.) Just jam your linden into the machine and grab whatever you can get—they are all lovely.

My short ‘do from Chiaki Xue, another one of her stunning wavy short cuts, shows off the earrings and necklace that Maizon Rayna so generously offered as her Love Donna Flora contribution. The exquisite and intricate build of the jewelry is very representative of Maizon’s work with its gorgeous shapes and baroque sensibilities.

Fresh Made Lemonade

All I want to do is spend my nights with you
Sipping the sweet lemonade
Making love til we see the sun again.

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*47(Mocha) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Arcade 5 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available September 1 at Arcade

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: RUBY Empire Gown (Mossy Fire) by Carmella Ruby for Ruby *

Jewelry: TdO*DonnaFloraParure necklace, earrings, and bracelet by maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Shoes: [Gos] Paris Peeptoe – Satin Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Hot Spot

Hot Spot

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

Hot Spot

This weekend my town is a hot spot. Harley-Davidson is celebrating their 110th anniversary, so riders from all over the world have rolled into town to celebrate. It’s been a non-stop rumble since last night, especially since I live near the main strip along the Lake where they like to ride.

This sexy dress from OneBadPixel would probably be fashionable at the festivities for some of the ladies (though I see most in jeans—too old for stuff like this). With a tight silhouette and textures that highlight all the curves ahead, this sexy mini is a great look. Coordinating with the dress, I wear Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ newest ankle boots. The HUD that comes with the boots allows changes for the main leather boot, the sole, the strap (which I changed to a contrasting leather), and the metals. My shades from Tiffy Vella (one of six great color-changing mesh sets she is releasing) keep out the sun.

Hot Spot

A hot spot in SL in a couple days will be the Arcade and that’s where you fill your pockets with gachas galore. Start with this skin from Tricky Boucher, one of the rare skins he is offering in his gacha. With sensuous lips and eyes, it’s a typical sensational Tricky offering.

Analog Dog Gacha for Arcade

My favorite rare, though, is this hair with hat from Queue Marlowe. Queue is offering a variety of hats with sayings from “newbie” to “sugar momma” to “stereotypical” at the Arcade. Queue said she had tons of fun making these but “hot spot” was definitely my favorite because of the double entendre. And then she has her sexy wavy hair with the hat, which is irresistible.

Hot Spot

God didn’t create metal so that man could make paper clips! ~ Harley-Davidson Ad

Hair: AD – just sayin – house wine (wifi) RARE by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available September 1 at The Arcade

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Arcade 2 RARE by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available September 1 at The Arcade

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – indigo by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: ::1bp::  Jersey Tank Dress Pewter by OneBadPixel for One Bad Pixel *

Sunglasses: Eclectica ‘Pastel Sunnies’ Sunglasses by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Bright Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: L&B S’wear “Bianca” Ankle Boot (Smooth  Neutrals) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

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

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Ripple Effect

Funny how you meet a new person and it ripples through your life. Suddenly you are thinking of something you discussed and it affects how you do something else or it comes back to you days later while you are doing something else. It’s a ripple effect, when a new person enters your life. And it’s a ripple effect when you do something good for others. A positive push to the world.

Having put in my little bit for the day, let me show you this sexy ensemble, mostly made of stuff from the Black Fair, which is opening today. Start with this sexy dress from Cynthia Ultsch. Cynthia favors curviness over anything and this dress has it in spades with a sexy shape and gorgeous color. I accessorized with a new mesh belt from Mirja Mills and pearls that Maxi Gossamer is offering at the Black Fair. BabyChampagne Sass is offering these studded heels at the Black Fair as well.

Ripple Effect

My sexy skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely exclusive for the Black Fair. With sensual glossy lips and a heavily lined cat eye, it’s arresting. My long hair is one of Truth Hawk’s new releases. I chose the fade in teal to work with the dress.

Ripple Effect

Every positive change has a ripple effect.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Carrie [Roots] – LightBrowns03Fade by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Valentina Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: [Cynful] Sexy Back Dress in teal by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Alexa Black Choker Pearls – Group 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fair *

Belt: .:EMO-tions.. * TALULAH* belt by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Summer lover Special editionCDblk by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the Black Fair *

Poses by Audrey Guter for Purple Poses, available at the Black Fair *

They’re My Friends

They're My Friends

All my life I’ve been searching for something
Something I can put my finger on
Baby, I’ve been living for the weekend
Baby, I’ve been living for this cyber soul

~ “Friends” by Band of Skulls

They're My Friends

I think Band of Skulls wrote this song for everyone in SL. Don’t we often come here just to be with our friends and let our hair down? Dance without having to dress up in RL, without having to drink or push in the crowds or find parking?

I’d go out in this dress from Freya OIivieri, which is one of six colorways she is selling at the Black Fair, which is opening on Friday. No, they are not all black, blessedly. There is some color in there. I particularly appreciated the embroidered skirt on this version. The dress comes with Lola appliers, but I chose to wear au naturel so I could show off the gorgeous necklace Freya is also selling at the Black Fair.

They're My Friends

My gorgeous hair comes courtesy of Mirja Mills, who is rocking mesh and making styles everyone can love. I love how this turns so well with this pose, one of the many Meccaa Resident is selling at the Black Fair, which opens Friday. I couldn’t help but wear one of Tricky’s Belleza Best Buy skins—it’s so perfect for this blonde look.

They're My Friends

Every Friday just about midnight
All my problems seem to disappear
Everyone that I miss when I’m distant
Everybody’s here

I need love ’cause only love is true
I need every waking hour with you
And my friends ’cause they’re so beautiful
Yeah, my friends they are so beautiful
They’re my friends

Hair: .:EMO-tions.. * KALINDA * /lightblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:.

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley Med BBB 1 Bl by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Melanie Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: *MC* Bustier Dress – Tan by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: *MC* Norah Necklace (Mesh) Olive/Gold by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Bracelet: Cute Poison – Lucky Star Bracelet – Gold (L) by Sae Luan for Cute Poison, available at the Black Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Ombre Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Lauren d’Orsay – Truffle Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at The Boutique

Poses by meccaa for .[ pose+ivity ], available at the Black Fair *