Morning Ablutions

Morning Ablutions

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. ~ Prince

Morning Ablutions

A quiet morning is a good way to come out of sleep and into a peaceful day. I enjoyed this morning with Froukje Hoorenbeek’s new galvanized bathroom set for Shiny Shabby. Coupling the most cutting-edge PG and Adult animations with the loveliest fixtures on the market, Froukje’s bathroom set creates a spa in SL. Of course, you see me taking both a bath and a shower because I needed to show these beautiful pieces in action. Sheerpetal Roussel’s rustic cottage for Shiny Shabby is the perfect setting for retreat and peace.

Morning Ablutions

One of the great parts of Shiny Shabby is that you can get both clothing and décor. Paco Pooley made a set of music-related planters for this month’s event, including this drum filled with flowers. Hanshan Instrid created a gacha of lovely nature-based pieces including the artwork you see on my walls and the bench beside the tub. Kunst Himmel also enjoyed a garden theme with planters and the little watering can you see. And Artizanmesh has created spring seedlings for my windows. Qo0op has blessedly made her rugs for Shiny Shabby modifiable. That’s really important to someone like me, who likes to color pieces. Who wants to live in an all gray environment?

Morning Ablutions

Nicole Button is going crazy with appliers lately, enjoying the many mesh heads on the market and creating beautiful looks for them. This beautiful face with fine features and full luscious lips is available in her store with her updated body appliers. (Make sure you get the new ones for perfect match.) An updo from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber is a lovely look for my morning ablutions. And Mariska Simon’s lingerie appliers get me dressed to feel sexy all day.

Morning Ablutions

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

Skin applier: Egozy.Zeya (Nougat) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Sarah V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#30] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Lydia: Rose Pink Set w/ System & Omega 6 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

 

House: DaD DESIGN “Sun Forest Cottage” c/m by sheerpetal Roussel for DaD DESIGN, available at Shiny Shabby *

Décor:

*AF* Seedlings 1 and *AF* Seedlings 2 by Artizanmesh for Artizan Fantasy, available at Shiny Shabby *

.07 [ kunst ] – Canned plant and .08 [ kunst ] – Watering can by Kunst Himmel for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby *

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Drum Planter by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby *

:HAIKEI: Just lazy Rug / V.3 (modified) by qo0op for :HAIKEI:, available at Shiny Shabby *

Serenity Style- Natural Way Table2, Serenity Style- Natural Way Picture, and Serenity Style- Natural Way Wall Art by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style, available at Shiny Shabby *

Dutchie galvanized bath tub, Dutchie industrial double wash table, and Dutchie galvanized shower by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Thank you, Stephen, for the help.

The Lie

The Lie

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ~ Pablo Picasso

The Lie

I took a trip over to one of the LEA exhibits, “Gravity is a mistake” by Eupalinos Ugajin. Apparently it’s still in construction, but it’s hard to tell what more needs to be done because it’s already a pretty cool display with all sorts of moving parts (careful you don’t get hit in the head or shoved out of the way by a moving prim while taking a photo). I wore Unitedcolorssteam’s gorgeous dress for Mesh Body Addicts, a fitmesh for several mesh bodies that includes a lace overlay on a satin underdress and has several options for texturing the lace and dress (including making the skirt completely disappear so you can wear the top with other things). It’s a lovely piece of work—especially the sheer top with pearls scattered over the bodice. Gorgeous! I paired a sexy pair of shoes from queenshop that she is featuring at Tres Chic with the outfit. They include a great HUD for texture change on the separate parts of the shoe.

The Lie

Skin Fair is still going on with only a few days left. I put on this great Omega applier skin from Shantia Soulstar under her new brand name and discovered she has the body appliers at her shop for free. I applied the skin to the mesh head from Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance and then played with lipsticks, liners and lashes to create a look I liked. I used a texture from Kuranosuke Kamachi’s beautiful dark brown hair that included golden ends to match the gold glint in the lace on my dress.

The Lie

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

Skin applier: amara beauty – Kaia 05 Toffee  Omega Applier (face only) by Shantia Soulstar for amara beauty, available at Skin Fair 2016 *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – honey by Constance Daehlie for #adored

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

Dress: UC_Skura_angel_dress_all in 1_Maitreya_Lara by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Nails: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Peony – Maitreya by queenshop for Empire, available at Tres Chic

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Taken at “Gravity is a mistake” by Eupalinos Ugajin

The Lie

Small Town Girl

Small Town Girl

“No matter what you do, someone always knew you would.” ~ Ami McKay

Small Town Girl

I went over to the small town of Crestwick and thought about my small town girl. She had a shopping spree at Shiny Shabby since it’s opened and got this darling top and skirt combo from Asia Rae that has some great details with textures that evoke movement in the skirt and a lovely soft drape in the top. The mesh is nicely and proportionately constructed so the top is feminine but not outrageous. (In other words, the breasts are proportionate.) I paired it with Meva Carnell’s awesome necklace from Shiny Shabby and shoes from xxsaltandpepperxx from Tres Chic that have the same chain motif as the necklace. (Funny how that works.)

Small Town Girl

And how refreshing to wear a skin on my own shape again. It’s like washing your face after wearing makeup all day. Umazuma Metaluna has created this darling skin for Shiny Shabby, with and without freckles. I opted for freckles for the small town girl look. A darling wavy hair from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Shiny Shabby finishes my look. I am quite pleased with my demeanor in this look, fully a small town girl.

Small Town Girl

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

Skin: [theSkinnery] Kenza – Bare Face (champagne) BBF CL2 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

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

Dress: [AR] Outfit-Jasmine- Red by Asia Rae for Asia Rae, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Vintage Necklace Gold by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: S&P pumps Fofina maitreya by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at Tres Chic *

Poses by Olivia LaLonde for Poppycock

Taken at Crestwick Island

Small Town Girl

Same Place

Same Place

Years fly by, but the heart stays in the same place. ~ Harlan Coben

Same Place

I took a stroll around the charming residential neighborhoods of Hesperia of Templemore and enjoyed the brisk air and sunshine on the sim (despite no scripts on the sim–grr). A soft slouchy sweater from Hilly Haalan with a gorgeous knit lace motif (I have knit something like this) with a big scarf and sexy leather mini make an outfit that’s stroll-worthy. Hilly includes a HUD that allows 12 colors on texture for the scarf, 10 for the fringe, 12 for the sweater and as a bonus, a 12 color-choice skirt, all in one. Thigh-high boots from Beanster Potato complete my ensemble.

Same Place

Monyka Benelli has come out with darling earring sets at The Dressing Room: separate small earrings that you can position into place to complete a look. I used four earrings on my ears and with a little painstaking placement, achieved a multiple piercing look I can live with. Kuranosuke Kamachi has put this lush, almost vintage pageboy in the main store, and Sawsan Secretspy has created another gorgeous applier for the Catwa mesh head. It comes with several eye make ups and lipsticks and suits the Annie head perfectly.

Same Place

Hair: =DeLa*= Boobs Mesh Hair “Darlene” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Hope BRONZE Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: Mesh – Striking Eyes – Branch by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Outfit: [hh] Cassia Sweater w. Scarf Pattern Knits (16 Textures) by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Earrings: *YS&YS* Set 01 – Diamond Double Earrings, *YS&YS* Set 01 – Pyramid Gold Earrings, *YS&YS* Set 01 – Silver Ring Earrings, and *YS&YS* Set 01 – Star Earrings by Monyka Benelli for YS&YS, available at The Dressing Room *

Boots: DN Mesh: Sedated by beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Flutter Memel for flowey

Photos taken at Hesperia of Templemore

Same Place

Brandy Old Fashioned

Brandy Old Fashioned

“Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but [s]he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Brandy Old Fashioned

The brandy old fashioned, sweet, is my current cocktail of choice. It’s the unofficial drink of my state, a cocktail that so many people order here that bartenders can make them in their sleep. (And we’re talking a state that has 2.7 bars to grocery stores.) I am not much of a drinker, but I started liking this sweet cocktail ever since I had my first one a few years ago at a restaurant with an SL friend visiting town. I visited the Whiskey Bar at St. Pete’s in search of a brandy old fashioned last night (not a whiskey). I went out on the town wearing the group gift Thora Charron made for the holidays, a cozy mesh bolero that is no longer available (so I hope you grabbed it if you were in the group). My sexy dress is Culco’s exclusive for FROST, a very nicely fitted mesh dress with lace side panels and a lovely rose hem. Ors Quan’s very simple pearl necklace for Shiny Shabby and davidefre’s sexy high heels for Uber are my stylish accessories.

Brandy Old Fashioned

AvengeStore has come out with this beautiful applier for the Catwa mesh heads, and it looked absolutely alluring on the Jessica head. With a choice of brows, the skin has beautiful features and transcends the mesh shape (meaning I don’t instantly notice the mesh head shape but rather the beauty of the skin/face). I tinted the lips and added eyeliner with the Catwa hud native colors as well as using her hairbase. Kuranosuke Kamachi came out with this glamorous, old-school style at Uber, which is fantastic for any night out but especially for New Year’s Eve.

Brandy Old Fashioned

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Beatrix” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: [Avenge] Applier for Catwa – tan tone by AvengeStore for [Avenge] *

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

Eyes: /// offbeat /// My Little Mermaid Eyes 03 by bonnietriendle for offbeat

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

Dress: -Culco- Floral Leather Corset Dress – MAITREYA by culco for Culco, available at FROST *

Bolero: .LeLutka.Nico.Bolero.Smoky.Skies by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Alianza Necklace LightSilver by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: JD – Alexis Maitreya Black by davidefre for Just Design, available at Uber

Taken at St. Pete’s City

Brandy Old Fashioned

Bacon

Bacon

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~ Andy Warhol

Bacon

I hope the title got your attention! Art in Hats starts November 1, benefitting the American Diabetes Association via Team Diabetes of SL. I am sure you think, “Why a hat? Where will I wear a hat?” I don’t go to Easter Sunday here in SL and the last really interesting hats I saw in RL were perched on Princess Eugenie’s and Princess Beatrice’s heads. However, if you get past the utility and consider that the designers in SL are creating hats that are a wearable piece of art AND that part of the proceeds goes to Team Diabetes, you might want to purchase a few.

Bacon

For example, Nebraska Oddfish (palomasnow)/Dita Actor made this set of three hats that evoke famous artists (as she literally took “art in hats” to mean she needed to show art.. in hats). One hat, a surrealist’s dream, evokes Salvador Dali with its unexpected eggs and bacon theme. (And you can eat it for breakfast later!) The second reminds us of Andy Warhol’s tomato soup cans. The third is a tempest of stars like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Made of mesh and the designer’s own textures, each hat is your own piece of wearable art.

Bacon

I decided to don an “artist” look, a Victorian-inspired dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby which has been fit nicely to the Maitreya body. With Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, it resembles an outfit a girl in my village persists on wearing (even to Fourth of July—really).  I anticipate she will be attending a school of art and design in her future. My hair is a darling, blunt bang look from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber, and I exploited the dipped colors to their advantage. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s applier for the Cosmopolitan Room, which I find absolutely love on this mesh head.

Bacon

Are you having a few issues with some alpha interference around the eyes with this head? Catwa Clip explained to me in Flickr that the eyes have to be modified to be completely sunken for eye depth so the system lashes don’t come through and mess with your makeup. Try this!

Bacon

Hats by palomasnow for Oddfish Studio, available at Art in Hats (opening November 1)

  • Like Breakfast/Dali Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Van Gogh Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Warhol Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015

Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Hayley” (Dipped Party Colors) by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [Digby] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: AMITOMO.Eye Collection 2 – 21 by Woomi Latte for AMITOMO, available at Kustom9

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

Dress: :V.e. Wednesday Gown FITMESH Noir by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Paintbrush: .:MANNA:. Pinceau Blue by Manna Yoshikawa for MANNA

Palette: BoatHouse Painting Pallette by IzzieBellah Hinterland for BoatHouse (no longer available)

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Bacon