Drive

Drive

Grab the keys and let’s go for a ride

~ “Drive” by Dornik

Drive

The theme for SL12B this year is “What Dreams May Come” and having a backstage pass gives me a lot of insight into people’s dreams. I toodled around the sims on a motorcycle by NiR McBride that I got The Men’s Dept after I finished my own exhibit and enjoyed the views that are developing. Of course, nothing is completed, so I was careful to skirt around and not show anything that isn’t already kinda public, like the awesome Auditorium.

I put on an easy look—the new outfit Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have released at their store, a set of their best pieces in black—jacket, jeans and boots plus a tank add-on that includes a HUD with several texture choices. This is a great entry level into their stuff and lets you test out the fit for yourself. (And the fit over my Maitreya body is fantastic).

Drive

Shylah Honey’s newest hair for On9 was my go-to look for this adventure with the wild wavy locks pulled to the side. I have put Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin applier on the Lotte head from Jadenarts. She is selling this set at the Chapter Four and I have to say, it’s sublime. The freckled version is gorgeous.Sunglasses from Glamistry with his great texture-change HUD keep the glow out. (“Future’s so bright I gotta wear shades…”)

Drive

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Lexique by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at On9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] London (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Truffles by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery]

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit (including boots): L&B Swear “Drift Mesh” Leather Jacket Outfit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Sunglasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2003 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Motorcycle: [sau]Kuazi[lite][TMD][Matt Black] by NiR McBride for [sau]motors, available at The Men’s Dept

Drive

My Cherie Amour

My Cherie Amour

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You’re the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

~ “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder

My Cherie Amour

Gosh I love Stevie Wonder singing and the song is perfect for this look, which is smooth and sexy. Start with a minidress from Aikea Reiko in one of her fabulously shimmery fantasy ombre colors. I paired it with shoes from Glamistry, which he has revamped to fit Maitreya feet (yay) and includes his great versatile texture change HUD. Maxi Gossamer’s pretty necklace for Collabor88 completes the look.

My Cherie Amour

My long wavy hair is Shylah Honey’s contribution to The Liaison Collaborative. I love how the textures run through the locks of hair, giving it movement, especially with the highlights. Awesome nail

The big story is, of course, my skin applier, which is Umazuma Metaluna’s exclusive for the Cosmetic Fair. Toned for ladies with darker complexions, it includes some really luscious makeups and is part of a gacha, so it’s wickedly inexpensive. I wear it on the Leda, which was probably my least favorite of the LeLutka heads until I put this skin on it. Now it all works with the luscious lips from Uma and her brilliant makeup.

My Cherie Amour

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Locklynn Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Face applier: [theSkinnery] Arlenis 7 (brownie) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LEDA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: :[P]:- Ruina Dress [Med]:// Soft by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Solaris Pearl Droplets by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: #adored – mood swing mani and pedi {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Cosmetic Fair *

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

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie

My Cherie Amour

Dancing with Myself

Dancing with Myself

I know the city,
Light some fire,
Turn me on my head
Street lights are singing
Turn it up tonight,
I’m dancing with myself
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing with myself

~ “Dancing with Myself” by The Knocks

Dancing with Myself

I’m dancing with myself because of this darling new dress from Wicca Merlin. Wicca uses premade templates but makes them smashing fashion with her awesome sense of patterns and color. In this case, a graphic design matched with complimentary piping makes this dress spark. Matched with sky high sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a gorgeous statement piece necklace from AvaGardner Kungler, both from On9, and this is a look that should make anyone dance.

Dancing with Myself

Aleida Rhode has released this beautiful skin at AnyBody. She includes appliers for nearly everything conceivable including the Maitreya body and yes, the LeLutka head. (Lest you are all wondering, LeLutka has approved a number of designers to make appliers for their heads as listed here. Not all have come out with appliers yet, but keep your eyes open. They will!) Shylah Honey made this fabulous short cut for fashion-conscious girls for the Dark Style Fair. I love the movement in the locks and the great faux mohawk cut.

Dancing with Myself

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Nima Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Dark Style Fair *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier (for LeLutka and Maitreya): Elysium – Iman skin by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at AnyBody *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V3.3 Lara by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Prisilla Dress [pink] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Damiana necklace – Turquoise by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail applier: {Wicked} Peach – Mani/Pedi -Spring Basics Maitreya by Autumn Amaranth for Wicked Peach

Shoes: Essenz – Sacramento by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Dancing with Myself

Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring

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

~ e.e. cummings

Sweet Spring

Spring is here and though the air is still brisk, the sun is shining and crocuses are popping out and the grass is getting green! Everything in life is about change and spring is a heady reminder of that. I wore this lovely dress from Kiddo Oh, featured for a Ferosh spring fashion spread, to celebrate the season. With flounces and ribbon details, it’s almost like a piece of Regency-era fashion but with a lingerie twist. Kiddo does all her mesh herself as well as her textures, so you know you have a very original piece when you purchase. You can find this and other pieces from the collection in a special tent at the slurl I provide.

Sweet Spring

For the Spring version of Season’s Story, Shylah Diggs made this lovely hair with a flowered headband, which includes just a headband, the flowers  or just the hair. You get a HUD to change colors so you can match it up with what you’re wearing (as I did). My skin is Aleida Rhode’s newest, fresh and beautiful for spring with hand-drawn textures and a sophistication that many skins lack. Aleida includes appliers for what seems is every known mesh out there, so you can wear it with your mesh body, as I did with the Maitreya body.

Sweet Spring

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Aviva by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Season’s Story *

Skin: Elysium – Emily skin (light brow) – sunkiss by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyes: .ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Denim by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Voulez Vous? by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::. *

Earrings: .aisling. Roz by Damian Kleiner for .aisling. *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual and Bag by Siddean Munro for Slink

Parasol: Victorian Belle De Jour Parasol by Precious Restless for **Boudoir**

Poses by Chisa Okelly for Chisa Creation

Sweet Spring

Lisa

She had the complexion of
The complexion of a sweet praline
Hair long as the sea
Heart warm like the Louisiana sun
Voice like a symphony
Of the most instrument born
Beautiful

~ “Lisa Sawyer” by Leon Bridges

Lisa

A honey golden look for a lovely song from a few great events going on right now. Start with this darling dress from Pistyle Primswitch that has a big bow in the back and a lovely bodice. I love the gold colors, which is a bit different. I matched it with leggings from Erratic Rain, who is offering several appleir sets at Collabor88, perfect for putting under dresses or tops. My slingbacks are a gacha item from Alia Whitfield from 100 Block. Great textures combined with a chic style complete the look.

A trip to the great Interlude festival will ace you this chair from Paolla Flux, which includes poses named after the Beatles and their song subjects (Penny, Jude, etc). In several different wood and upholstery textures, one of them will bring musical inspiration to your home.

Lisa

Peeking under my hair are earrings fashioned by Bastchild Lotus, who makes jewelry in RL too in her own studio, and her crafting in SL shows her insider knowledge, especially on the texturing of the stones, which are gorgeous. Find them at 100 Block as well as this tousled hair from Shylah Honey, which includes their great texture-change HUD. My skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna’s newest with her customizable lips, which I have made a deep shade of color to accent my golden look.

Lisa

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Keats Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at 100 Block *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Judy – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Judy Lip Intensity 3 (new) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – earth – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Kaira – Crossed Back Dress! Gold by Pistyle Primswitch for Cheeky, available at 100 Block *

Leggings: erratic / basics – printed leggings by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Collabor88 *

Earrings: L&B “BoHo” Chandelier Earrings by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at 100 Block *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Love Donna Flora! by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Shoes: blissiere – slingback wedges – sports fan by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Chair: {Reverie} My Hippie Chair – Light Wood – Here Comes the Sun by Paolla Flux for {Reverie}, available at Interlude *

Poses: Melody by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at Pose Fair *

Lisa

Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live
with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy
the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

~ “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl

I love this Neil Young song and I love my cinnamon girl. Start with this slinky sexy dress from Beanster Potato (which can be switched to a number of colors using her color change HUD, so don’t think you’re limited to this flavor). Add pumps, also from Beanster, and some gorgeous jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler, and of course a darling handbag from Miffyhoi Rosca for this round of Shiny Shabby, and you have a hot mama, nearly burning through the rugs from Kunst Himmel’s gacha for Shiny Shabby. (More rugs! Yay!)

Cinnamon Girl

The heat of this look comes from Shantia Soulstar’s gorgeous and soulful skin for Skin Fair. It comes with Slink and Omega appliers plus a few others. I spent a frustrating half hour trying to get it to work with the Love n Lust translators on one body (it was not coloring the neck fix.. bleah) so I switched to the Belleza mesh body and Slink hands and feet, and that worked quite well except the nipples, which don’t quite line up but who cares since I am dressed. The Omega is still hit and miss but well, still a deal at the price. I used the makeups available with the skin to create this smoking look and pretty nail appliers from Giela Delpaso.

Shylah Honey is on a roll with hair lately, and she is offering this sexy and beautiful style at the Fantasy Collective this round. With a lock of hair winding back up, it’s a different and new look in a standard silhouette.  My pretty ring is from Anthony77777 Bandit, who has captured the glistening qualities of windlight to make rings that glitter without scripts or bling.

Cinnamon Girl

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Cosette Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

Skin: ZC – Gina sk5 – Br Brows – chB with ZC – Gina Eyeshadows – Date Night 02 and ZC – Gina Lips – Burgundy 03 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: DN Mesh: Karin Dress by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Zahima earrings – Golden jade by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Bracelets: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Ring: BANDIT – Eternity Rubys  ring female 1.0b by Anthony77777 Bandit for Bandit Jewelry Shop *

Handbag: =Zenith=Leather Circle Handbag B(Cream) R FARM by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – MvW Autumn Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Shoes: DN Mesh: Munch Pumps by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Cinnamon Girl

The Clerihew

The Clerihew

Fashionista Harper Beresford
Blogs what all this great hair is for.
She went shopping to satisfy her muse
and came home with a shitload of shoes.

~ Me

The Clerihew

I subscribe to A.Word.A.Day, and this week they are featuring light poetry words. One of the words was “clerihew.”

PRONUNCIATION:

(KLER-uh-hyoo)

MEANING:

noun: A humorous, pseudo-biographical verse of four lines of uneven length, with the rhyming scheme AABB, and the first line containing the name of the subject.

Of course, I had to take my turn at it, which you see above.

I satisfied my fashionista instinct this blog post with a darling little dress from Beanster Potato that comes with her fantastic texture-change HUD that allows different top colors, all for one low price. My shoes from Kim Lysette have the same fantastic option as does my necklace from Bastchild Lotus. Even my little lunchbox from Moonbubble Gothly’s gacha at Luck of the Irish has a HUD! (And I show several versions on this blog for kicks.)

The Clerihew

Shylah Honey made waves on waves for the new Liaison Collaborative, the theme of which is Bon Voyage. I think she was trying to channel Rose with the casual elegance of these locks. (The back is just as pretty with waves tumbling down.)

Skin Fair is going on and Systi Cisse is offering two skins, one of which is this one that I wear without a mesh body but with Slink hands and feet. The face itself has a very clean gentle palette so I played with the lipstick and eyeshadow included with the skin, having a bit of fun in the process and created a lovely look, especially with Soleil Reid’s eyes from The Men’s Dept.

The Clerihew

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Gardner Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – AYU M01 (brown brows) with [sYs] SKIN – Tintable Eyeshadows (modifiable color) (new) and [sYs] SKIN – AYU Tintable Lips (modifiable color) by Systi Cisse for [sYs], available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Aqua by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Dress: 20.FIVE Mesh: Sus Dress by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: L&B “Pear Drop” Necklace by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Lunch box: [ bubble ] Random Lunch Box by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at The Luck of the Irish *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 Casual and Bag by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: [LaVian&C0] FW2015 Amanda Heel by Kim Lysette for LaVian & Co. *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

The Clerihew

Irish Eyes

Irish Eyes

You can’t kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would. ~ Irish saying

Irish Eyes

I thought my pretty girl today should be tagged an “Irish lass,” mostly because of the green of her dress and the season. Mami Jewell just released this beautiful gown, a mix of mesh and sculpty and flexi prim, employing the best of each. The main gown is a perfect corseted bodice over a long skirt with a nicely made skirt, all in mesh. Then Mami pumps it up with a few great optional attachments, like the rose-crowned translucent train that floats around the body. The movement of those pieces makes all the difference and it’s hard to notice they are flexi prims (beyond their movement) because Mami has so skillfully built and textured them. I complimented the look with AvaGardner Kungler’s beautiful necklace for the Instruments.

Irish Eyes

Skin Fair opens very soon, kids, and June Salmson has worked her heart out on two new skins to be shown there. I am wearing Jessica, which comes with appliers for everything you would ever need them, including the Maitreya body, which I am wearing. I added June’s pretty beauty mark to the look and enjoyed the simple elegance of her skin. My hair is Shylah Honey’s gacha item for The Luck of the Irish. The bonus to this hair is that it comes with a detachable spray of hair that makes this either a lovely long look, cinched in back or a bun. And the bun is the best feature. It’s a Celtic knot, perfect for your Irish lass look or frankly, any look you want to make elegant.

Irish Eyes

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Collins Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Luck of the Irish *

Skin: [LoveMe] Jessica Skin – [DarkBrow] – Lipstick01 – Sunkiss with [LoveMe] Jessica Skin – Beautymarks by June Salmson for [LoveMe] Skins, available at the Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk green // a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Body:Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Lexa /Peridot by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Neptune necklace – Emerald by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at The Instruments *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

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

Irish Eyes

In Purple

In Purple

“If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.” ~ Dorothy Parker

In Purple

A short-as-can-be mini dress,and I am hoping to have a party! This great strappy leather dress with a wonderful tie up the back comes from Beanster Potato, a lot of mesh goodness in a very small package. And as always, Beanster includes a texture change HUD for five looks. I matched it up with the heels Glamistry offered for 21 Shoe. You can’t get these colors anymore but you can get this sexy platform shoe at his store. My unicorn horn from Maxi Gossamer for this month’s Collabor88 is my favorite piece of luck.

In Purple

Shylah Honey made this fabulous hair for the Fantasy Collective and with its literally flowing locks, it is perfect for mermaids but also for a girl who is going out and wants a little fun in her look, especially with dyed ends. Sawsan Secretspy has made this gorgeous skin for the Designers Circle. I put it on and the dewy skin, the soft and glossy lips, the exquisite eyes—they begged me to take them out to party. I did!

In Purple

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Alba Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fantasy Collective *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aleida Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Brown).Light by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: 20.FIVE Mesh: Lipita Dress by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Electra Unicorn Horn – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Ring: MG – Rings – Unicorn Maiden Star – Large by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Shoes: Glamistry : STATICE Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

In Purple