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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 *

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The Color of Truth

The Color of Truth

“The color of truth is gray.” ~ Andre Gide

The Color of Truth

The season is turning to gray, both at events and on sims. I visited the new Furillen build by Serene Footman, inspired by the RL Furillen hotel, to see a widely gray scene based on the “brutal beauty of post-industry with the natural splendor of Gotland island.” It’s a beautiful place for photoing, of course, and I will probably return again and again as I do with most of Serene’s builds. The Shiny Shabby inspiration theme is gray as well. I wore this darling outfit from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which is a one-piece mesh look that includes a texture change for the skirt, so you purchase the sweater color and you get a variety of skirts to match via the HUD. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s chic boots for Geeks n Nerds keep me safe from the snow while looking chic and Christel Morane’s bucket bag for Boho Culture Fair has a fabulous texture change HUD to mix and match the bag, handle, and ribbon for an ideal look.

The Color of Truth

Shyla Diggs has brought her beautiful art to the Catwa Jessica head and it’s breathtaking. With fine features, luscious lips and Shyla’s absolutely gorgeous eye makeups, the face is transformed and becomes unique. With face framing bangs from one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s new hairs, it’s a stunningly beautiful look. Bastchild Lotus has made a beautiful necklace for the gachas at the Freak Show, one that comes with a center piece with all the cards of the tarot and if you get one of the two rares, you get a HUD with texture change for the beads AND for the center cards. It’s well worth pumping some change into the gacha to try to get it.

The Color of Truth

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Brinley” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Keira Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Smoke by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Outfit: ::C’est la vie !:: Noella dress(oriental blue)- by Larcoco Mathy for C’est la vie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: L&B Swear (C) “Celtic Heart” Tarot Necklace  (RARE) by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Freak Show *

Handbag: :: D-Style – Bucket Bag w.HUD :: by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Boho Culture Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Belleza – Gemstones Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Tennessee by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Geeks n Nerds *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Furillen, assembled by Serene Footman

The Color of Truth

Warm Winds

Warm Winds

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. ~ Henry Rollins

Warm Winds

The evenings are still balmy here, which is fine with me because I am not looking forward to winter at all, especially as it’s been the past two years. So a stroll outside on one of the last warm evenings of the year is in order. Poulet Koenkamp’s sexy top with optional bolero comes with a texture change HUD for the bolero (which can be made invisible), the top, and the chain decoration. And unlike many creators, Poulet is not afraid of prints, creating a gorgeous satiny texture for these tops. I paired it with the leggings from Kiddo Oh’s new outfit for The Secret Affair, which I am sure she envisioned as more a fantasy look but I loved them as just wearable leggings, especially since they were made for the Maitreya body. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s great heels for the Body Modification Expo and Mea Carnell’s fall-themed leafy necklace for the Cosmo Room complete the look.

Warm Winds

I ran to Kustom9 to try to rescue a lady from a life of slavery to the gacha for the pieces from helloaiko. I did not get the rare she wanted but I did get some others, including this cute little kitty backpack. Another great find from Kustom9 is this skin from Inka Mexicola. I am thrilled to see her putting out new skins and this one is exquisite with its sophisticated brow and youthful glow. Kuranosuke Kamachi has put this sexy casual hair in her store, versatile for many looks.

Warm Winds

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Maya” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: Essences – Ariel *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Cosmetic Fair *

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

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

Top: :: PM :: Ciara Set -all colors by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Leggings: Runa Pants – Brown MAITREYA by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at The Secret Affair *

Necklace: Meva Leafs Necklace by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Backpack: ohayo. cat backpack + arte by helloaiko for ohayo + xin, available at Kustom9 *

Shoes: Essenz – Lyon (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Body Modifcation Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at xin

Warm Winds

Maria

Maria

She moves like she don’t care
Smooth as silk, cool as air
Ooh it makes you wanna cry
She doesn’t know your name

She walks like she don’t care
Walkin’ on imported air
Ooh, it makes you wanna die

Ooh, don’t you wanna take her?
Ooh, wanna make her all your own?

~ “Maria” by Blondie

Maria

Mami Jewell is now a classic in SL. I remember when she was just starting out and I was amazed by her textures and use of prims and system pieces. Now she’s “established,” which says as much about how old I am in SL as how long she has persisted as a designer. Mami has recently remodeled her store, and as an incentive to get people there, she has taken many of her dresses and made a limited color version at a discount price for the grand opening. Available through October 31 (which gives you plenty of time to browse and come back for more), the dresses will no longer be sold after the sale is over. One such is this elegant dress, done in turquoise with a gorgeous brocade texture and Mami’s distinctive satiny flexi prims. It comes with a feather boa I chose not to use.

I paired Mea Carnell’s gorgeous necklace for Cosmopolitan with the dress and Kuranosuke Kamachi’s wavy lush ‘do for Shiny Shabby with the outfit. Equally elegant Nicole Button’s newest skin, a beautiful take on a Lebanese woman with luscious lips and a refined nose and gorgeous eyes. Nicole’s skins come with appliers for many mesh bodies so you can get the face of your dreams for your mesh body. Photos were taken at the gorgeous Debauch club.

Maria

Hair: =DeLa*= “Collete” Hud (Dark Browns) by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: Egozy.Jolina (Golden).SOFT by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Brown 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: -AZUL- Iolanda  /Turquoise by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: Meva Gujarat Necklace Gold by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Poses by AnneMarit Jarvinen for Katink

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Debauch

Maria

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket

Good Morning!

I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. A lot of my mornings are spent still sleeping or reluctantly greeting the day. It’s a fresh start, though, and a great chance to start anew. Shiny Shabby starts another round today and with it come some fabulous new creations, as you see here. One thing I like about the event is the switch from “shiny” to “shabby,” the combination of sleek and new and decorative and old. As always, the décor is top notch, and I put out several pieces from this round to start the day off. Gachas from 22769, Zerkalo and NOMAD will fill your living space with beautiful pieces, including NOMAD’s rare bed with single and couples’ poses. Convair and keke also provide great décor sets, which can be pulled apart for different decorative looks.

Good Morning!

One of my favorite old school designers, Solange Cerveau, is back on the grid with some great sexy mesh pieces. Debuting at Festival of Sin II are skimpy mesh tops with texture-change HUDs that have been created to fit Slink and Belleza mesh bodies and regular avatars. I am so excited Solange is back! Apple May, another old school SL designer, is offering this cute denim mini at Shiny Shabby, also with a texture-change HUD for the belt. Little flat sandals from Hautecouturedesign are exclusives for the Cool and Vintage Fair, opening in a couple days, and Mea Carnell has created a lovely flowered jewelry set for the Cosmopolitan Room.

Sawsan Secretspy is featuring this lovely skin at Swank, and it matches all her appliers, including the Maitreya and Slink that I needed for this look. Two clicks and I was all set! I hunted down Funeral Plutonian’s dreamy eyes at Kustom 9 and donned a side braid from Kuranosuke Kamachi with its beautiful blonde textures.

Good Morning!

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Vanny Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Swank *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Azul Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom9

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Top: Solange – BLUE Sophia Top (Belleza Isis Natural) by Solange Cerveau for Solange!, available at Festival of Sin II (opening August 22)*

Skirt: Cassie Skirt (Belleza – Isis) – Light by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby*

Jewelry:  Meva White Flower Necklace 1 and Meva White Flower Bangle right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Poute- Ariel Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute, available at the Vintage and Cool Fair (opening August 21) *

Décor:

  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Mannequin by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Draped Stool by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Newspapers by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Rug – White by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • +CONVAIR+ Bauhaus Lamp by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ keke ] vase with flower – grey by Kean Kelly for [ keke ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Bed RARE by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*

Good Morning!

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