On the Isle of Capri

On the Isle of Capri

Open my heart and you will see
Graved inside of it, “Italy.” – Robert Browning

The Isle of Capri

One of the benefits of living this life is that I have friends all over the world who travel all over the world. I have received purses from Singapore, spices from Croatia, and recently, photos of a Capri sunset. So while I am stuck at home with a new dog and hot muggy weather, I get an update on everyone else’s vacation. So I thought I would dress up in this tropical look to imagine my own vacation on the Isle of Capri. Start with this beautiful tropical print dress from Kim Lysette, which includes a texture-change HUD allowing several different tropical looks with coordinating belt. Then add the gorgeous almost-antique necklace Sigifaust is featuring at Shiny Shabby. It includes a HUD for switching out the metal pieces. Finally, shoes from Aleida Rhode, great wedges that fit both Slink and Maitreya feet.

The Isle of Capri

I couldn’t help but use the LeLutka mesh head applier from Monicuzza Babenco that she is featuring at this month’s Shiny Shabby. For some reason, I love in particular how she has managed to make a useful applier with makeup choices and a gorgeous skin and wonderful features that suits all the head shapes. Kuranosuke Kamachi’s newest hair was a perfect fit for this vacation look with great textures and with this particular color, a great fade to sunkissed, bleached ends.

The Isle of Capri

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Fern” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

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

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Samantha Tone04 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Hope~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: LEGENDAIRE JENNIFER DRESS by Kim Lysette for Legendaire, available at FAD Fashion Event *

Jewelry: ieQED vita.necklace.black by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Shoes: Elysium – Birgitte wedge (Maitreya) – poppy red by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby *

The Isle of Capri

Romance

Romance

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Romance

Can one love oneself too much? Like 20 million other bloggers, I got the Belleza mesh body updates and needed to take comparison photos to see the three versions of the body—Venus, Isis, and Freya. Tricky and Co. have given more in this update that anyone should deserve, all on his dime. (If you already bought the body, you don’t have to buy it again—think about that.) He has completely revamped the HUD, including a plethora of features that weren’t there before, including three boob types (not two), a better blending neck, massive numbers of alpha slices, the mesh nipples much more easily turned off and on, pointy nails, and of course, THREE bodies, which I compare below. There is, of course, the revised Venus in her original form, but also Isis with a rounder butt and nice perky boobs. Then there is Freya, with thicker, juicier thighs and butt and a fuller figure. And they include a special HUD for storing applied outfits. Bingo!

Romance

I applied away, of course, using the Omega Belleza one-time clicker to put the relay into the body and then wore the hud for this lingerie set from Mariska Simons and clicked it on. It worked perfectly on all three bodies. Mayhem Seetan’s almost avant garde and sky high shoes fit perfectly on the Belleza feet (and I think we will see more of the creators making Belleza shoes again—yay!). My hair is a new style from Kuranosuke Kamachi and of course, I am wearing one of Shyla Diggs’ newest skins.

I am posed on a pedestal from Dreamfantasia Nightmare for ROMP, which is opening July 3. The pedestal, seemingly innocuous with one avatar on it, actually contains a surprise for two, a surprise appropriate for ROMP.

Romance

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Stock” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 6 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Dark Red by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – pine – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Mesh bodies by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

  • -Belleza- Venus V3
  • -Belleza- Isis
  • -Belleza- Freya

Applier: Lingerie appliers: ~Blacklace~ Omega Hud (Sinnocent in Blue) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: AZOURY – Alma Wedge Sandals – Dark (Belleza) by Mayhem Seetan for AZOURY, available at Shiny Shabby *

Pedestal: *Figment* Pygmalion’s Column-White by Dreamfantasia Nightmare for *Figment*, available at ROMP (opening July 3)

Romance

A La Calma Verde

A La Calma Verde

“Al fin, podrás ver esos ojos de mar que fluyen, se hacen espuma, vuelven a la calma verde, vuelven a inflamarse como una ola: tu los ves y te repites que no es cierto, que son unos ojos hermosos verdes idénticos a todos los hermosos ojos verdes que has conocido o podrás conocer.” ~ Carlos Fuentes

A La Calme Verde

The calm green is the essence of mid-summer and the hue of this gorgeous dress from Aikea Reiko. Aikea has mastered the art of texture and color with her sexy fantasy looks and this is no exception with swirls and paisleys reaching up from the hem of the dress. Beautifully draped I front, the dress has a plunging back, cleverly held up by a cord around the waist. (Thank you for not showing plumber butt—I am kind of over that look.) I accessorized simply with a choker from Kathya Szczepanski, available at Shiny Shabby, and a back tattoo from Amber Swallowtail (which was about the tenth tattoo I tried on).

A La Calme Verde

I had to wear Monicuzza Babenco’s applier for the LeLutka heads again. She has made this set for Shiny Shabby and I love the variations. I wore the same applier a couple days ago with a different LeLutka head and got a different look. I heard that people fear looking like “Stepford Wives” wearing a mesh head and yes, while it is noticeable that you have a mesh head on to many, not everyone looks the same. My beautiful red hair is one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s exclusive looks for Summertime. I love this elegant, effortless look.

A La Calme Verde

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Oriana” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Summerfest *

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

Skin applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

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

Dress: :[P]:- Ragnhild Dress ://Yoryn by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Choker: Kibitz – Celine necklace – copper by Kathya Szczepanski for Kibitz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Tattoo: IAF Chinese Back tattoo by Amber Swallowtail for IAF

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

A La Calme Verde

Over and Over Again

Over and Over Again

“Fashion has a right to exist, because it permits the people to define themselves over and over again.” ~ Ann Demeulemeester

Over and Over

This month’s Shiny Shabby opened with a bang, and no wonder, since the fashions are inspired, in part, by Ann Demeulemeester (which explains all the bold shapes and dark colors). There quite a few good picks, so this month of blogging is going to be very pleasurable. First is this asymmetrical dress from Kiddo Oh, available in three colors and very much Demeulemeester-ish. Add Senzati0n Domenitzo’s amazing ankle-wrapped heels and wire and glass rings from Sigifaust, and you have a designer look for your travels about SL. (See at the bottom where I took this look dancing at the DJ Stage at SL12B.) I have set the stage with décor from Imokon Neox, also available at Shiny Shabby. Fashionable poses from Katya Valeska can be found there too.

Over and Over

Monicuzza Babenco has once again created an applier for the LeLutka mesh head that does a beautiful job of embellishing the features of the face in the best light. I loved the choices of lipstick and the artistic eye makeups available with the applier and will certainly be using this photogenic fashion set over and over. My easy-going, lush hair comes courtesy of Kuranosuke Kamachi, with a great color palette available. Both are also available at Shiny Shabby.

Over and Over

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Olympia” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby*

Mesh head: LeLutka Aria HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

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

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Zion – Black by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Shiny Shabby*

Rings: ieQED anne.ring.set.all.right [MAITREYA 20] by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Poses: an lar [poses] The Maven Series by Katya Valeska for an lar poses, available at Shiny Shabby*

Décor: cinphul // Gotrik Frame [Evolve] and cinphul // Gotrik Vase [Nite] by Imokon Neox for cinphul, available at Shiny Shabby*

Over and Over

over and over 2

Stone Rollin’

Fat lady shakin’, backbone breakin’ (come on)
(This girl of mine)
Everything she’s got is movin and hot (come on)
(This girl of mine)…

You don’t call her fat but that girl is stacked
(she’s got my mind)
Everything is wide–she walk with much pride
(she’s got my mind)

There was no way to prepare
Nothing I could see
All I saw was a woman
Walking up to me

~ Stone Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq

Stone Rollin

There’s a song I have been hearing on KCRW for a few months that finally got released so I can link to it. I have wanted to blog this song for a long time because this is the woman I know a lot of us are, and I know a lot of men love.

I have dressed myself up in a dangerously short dress (to show those great legs) from Monica Outlander. A fuller woman can pull this look off quite well—she has the assets to make a dress like this look hot. Kalnin’s shows, with their versatile HUD, which includes colorways for skin, nails, and the shoes themselves and a full menu for resizing makes this look easy to finish.

Stone Rollin

My shape is from Xme Xue, who produces beautiful sexy full-figured avatars for women who want to be more than stick thin. What’s brilliant is that Hart Larsson’s newest skin, Gaia, fits perfectly over this sexy shape. I wore his skin in V2.6 so I could pile on the layers—hairbase, eyes, and lips—to make this sexy and sultry look. Wild curly hair from DBS Heart completes me.

Stone Rollin

I say, Booty Woman, you turn me loose.
I need to go home, I can’t stand your moves.
You see your high heels are killin’ me
It’s like your bad ass thighs are shakin’ me. (oh yeah)

Hair: ::DBS::Strength-Ebony by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE DEB C2 with [PXL] GAIA SK Hair (Tattoo), [PXL] GAIA SK Lilla Eyes (Tattoo) and [PXL] GAIA SK Cyclamen Lips (Tattoo)by Hart Larsson for [PXL], available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

Shape: ZANA – Lush AAS – 2011 by Xme Xue for Ample Avi, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Miamai_WildThing Minidress_ Extrablue by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Ribbon: =DeLa*= Ribbon “Keira” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for *=DeLa*=

Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Prima from Kalnins

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Photo’d in Second Life V2.6.3 (227447)

Red Letter Day

When I am gone, I hope it is said, “Her clothes were scarlet, and her blog was read!” (Adapted from a quote by Hilaire Belloc)

Scarlet

Red is one of my favorite colors to wear. It looks good on Harper and on her driver in RL. It connotes intensity, vibrancy, happiness (in the East), power and action. Nicky Ree’s newest dress, based on a design by Yves Saint Laurent (and quite beautifully inspired), is a deep gorgeous red that suits me perfectly.

Nicky has really pushed herself with this design and shows her ingenuity and skill throughout. First she starts with a sheer blouse topped by a jacket and enhanced with a sheen in the texture that lends the material richness. She takes that sheerness another whole level with her sheer sleeves, which are a brilliant touch. Her slit skirt, with the slit system skirt and slit system pants make the slit skirt perfect—she does everything right through all the layers.

Scarlet

My skin is from Aida Ewing, who has recently come out with this line of skins. Aida’s work is developing a sophistication that is going to put her in the A-list of skin makers very soon. Her make-ups are daring but pretty. She is balancing the eye make-up with the lips now and her eyebrows are lovely. I look forward to seeing what Aida makes in the future.

Scarlet

My very hot shoes are new from Kuranosuke Kamachi. With the combo ribbons AND the leather strap, they come off very “real” and fashionable. The shoes come with a hud for color changing and changeable toe nails plus toe rings. The best detail on the shoes is the platform and the leather straps in my opinion. They make the shoe fantastic.

Scarlet

The woman in red:

Hair: fri. – Tatum – Sensitive Black by Parvarti Monday for fri.day *

Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia- MedTan – 04 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Dress: *DNR* Laurent Collection in Red by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *

Shoes: =DeLa*= Sandal “Marie” Red by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=