Tangerine

Tangerine

Tangerine – she is all they claim
With her eyes of night and lips as bright as flame
Tangerine – when she dances by
Senoritas stare and caballeros sigh

~ “Tangerine” as done by Frank Sinatra

Tangerine

The best part of living in SL is living like you are in the Lives of the Rich and Famous. Today I prepared for a dinner party out in my conservatory from Cory Edo for Uber, With tables and chairs Cory did for the same event (with a ton of great textures as you can see and wonderful poses, PG and Adult), I made my tables with a couple of Kaerri Rae’s great table settings and some wine. Sash Arabello has a great gacha at Shiny Shabby with pieces for the traveler including the rug I show and the pretty candles. Cube Republic is featuring the bonsai and hosta at Shiny Shabby as well.

Tangerine

For my dinner party, I wore one of Poulet Koenkamp’s new and sexy dresses, this one featured at her store, and accessorized with a little choker she has at the Chapter Four. I love that Poulet loves colorand  the geometric cutouts on this dress add a little interest. Fringed heels from Fhara Acacia for the Dressing Room include a color change HUD for different versions.

Tangerine

Kuranosuke Kamachi’s long sexy hair for Uber is a perfect accompaniment to this look. Sawsan Secretspy is featuring this skin applier at the Designer Circle and I am really impressed with how great it looks on the Catwa Destiny head (my favorite).

Tangerine

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Amely GOLDEN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW Skins::., available at the Designer Circle Event *

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

Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 12 by lilanachristina for LOTUS, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Wendy Dress MAITREYA by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Necklace: :: PM :: Imani Necklace B by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at The Chapter Four *

Nail appliers [LB Solids Orange] *Maitreya” Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: R.icielli – WENDY High Heels for Maitreya Update by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli, available at the Dressing Room

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Conservatory: Trompe Loeil – Eloise Conservatory by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

Décor:

Tangerine

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The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

“Variety’s the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour.” ~  William Cowper

Spice of Life

 

I’m going the graphic route today with more photos than words because I wanted to feature a few of the great hairs from this month’s Hairology, and I knew I wouldn’t get to all of them otherwise. I have donned Paradox Messmer’s mesh dress from Thrift Shop, half off, in its various colorways and have clicked away at Maxi Gossamer’s great Collabor88 necklace to show the many colors you can use on this one piece of jewelry.

I love the variety of hair at Hairology, from Nita Bracken’s simple style to Casandra Rain’s gorgeous wedge (check out the back—brilliant) and I employed color on Tabata Jewell’s rock n roll style and on Elikapeka Tiramisu’s great side ponytail. An elegant girl will go with Evadne Quintessa’s look—it’s honest and easy.

 

Hair: Tameless Svana by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available at Hairology *

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

Eyes: *YS&YS* – Lovely Eyes Nut by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

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

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

Dress: Du Jour- Rawr Dress Wildcat Maitreya by Paradox Messmer for Du Jour, available at the Thrift Shop *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Morello drops by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

 

Spice of Life

Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Gisselle by Casandra Rain for enVOGUE, available at Hairology *

Eyes: *YS&YS* – Lovely Eyes Blue by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

Dress: Du Jour- Rawr Dress Lynx Maitreya by Paradox Messmer for Du Jour, available at the Thrift Shop *

 

Spice of Life

Hair: Mithral * Arrowroot by Evadne Quintessa for Mithral, available at Hairology *

Eyes: *YS&YS* – Lovely Eyes Beach by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

Dress: Du Jour- Rawr Dress Snow Leopard Maitreya by Paradox Messmer for Du Jour, available at the Thrift Shop *

 

Spice of Life

Hair: [e] Libby by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, available at Hairology *

Eyes: *YS&YS* – Lovely Eyes Lily by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

Dress: Du Jour- Rawr Dress Purrple Maitreya by Paradox Messmer for Du Jour, available at the Thrift Shop *

 

Spice of Life

Hair: Vanity Hair:I let U Have It(F)-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Eyes: *YS&YS* – Lovely Eyes Black by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

Dress: Du Jour- Rawr Dress Pink Panther Maitreya by Paradox Messmer for Du Jour, available at the Thrift Shop *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Morello drops by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

 

Spice of Life

We on Fire

We on Fire

Get up, stand up, throw your hands up
Welcome to the other land of
Dreamers brothers sisters others
Yeah we on fire like that

Oh the bond is deeper than skin
The kind of club that we’re in
The kind of love that we give
Oh ever since the dawn of mankind
We all belong to a tribe
It’s good to know this one’s mine

~ “Fire” by Gavin DeGraw

We on Fire

If you use the Firestorm client, you would have to be blind not to see that it’s the fifth anniversary of the client, quite an auspicious occasion when Jessica Lyon spun the Phoenix viewer off from the original upstart Emerald viewer and then it morphed into the Firestorm viewer. Jessica has managed to imbue the project with kindness, helpfulness, and innovation with her calm and kind leadership.

Once again, the KittyCatS have made a commemorative kitten given out for free that has all the bells and whistles of the regulars ones, including breedability. Click this little darling and you can wear it on your shoulder, hold it in your arms, or cuddle with it. I ran down and picked one up, taking her along for the ride on my Haya 2015 from Turlaccor Mode. I had been noticing awesome photos by Darkley Aeon of these bikes on Flickr and so I got the chance to blog one myself (and will be showing more). Rideable and fun, the bikes also include many poses, effects and of course, exquisitely crafted details, as you can see here. Turlaccor is clearly a motorbike aficionado, with an eye for sexy speed. (All the poses you see me on the bike are unaltered poses included with the bike.)

We on Fire

Of course, I had to look the part and the first item that came to mind were Bax Coen’s smokin’ hot newly redone thigh high boots, which fit perfectly to the Maitreya mesh body. With materials, the metallic books in black are wickedly sexy, especially paired with mesh short shorts from Beanster Potato and a leather vest from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus. Paul and Bast also offer a great motorcycle helmet with all sorts of texture options, which I donned as I took my kitten for a ride. (Safety first, right?) My skin is sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Showcase, a lovely sexy look that comes complete with all sorts of mesh body appliers.

We on Fire

Hair: AD – cointreau by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Helmet: L&B S’wear “Racing” Ladies Motorcycle Helmet by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

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

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Amber 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

Top: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Halter Corset by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: 20.FIVE Mesh: Mini Shorts by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Metallic all Colors (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

My friend: KittyCatS! – Firestorm FireFlurry by KittyCatS for KittyCatS, free for the Firestorm 5th Anniversary

Motorcycle: Haya 2015 Orange/Black – Extreme by Turlaccor Mode for Turlaccor Custombike *

We on Fire

Decorating Help

Decorating Help

“If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” ~ Bunny Williams

Decorating Help

It’s time for spring cleaning and redecorating so I picked up a ton of prims and started setting some new ones down. Cory Edo has a new living room set a Fameshed that is perfect for redecorating, including sofa, chair, artwork, tables and lamp and several choices of blanket chest. The sofa and chair include color change for the upholstery and texture change for the optional pillows and quilt. The chest has the same texture change for the blanket. I spent a good hour clicking colors in and out, prepared to surprise Mr. Beresford when he got home, especially after I decorated with Cory’s artwork and wood wall art and Kunst Himmel’s rug and custom-colored Max Graf’s mesh curtains. I knew he would be so surprised!

Decorating Help

I put on a pretty dress from Vitamingirl from Shiny Shabby that comes in several looks, all gorgeously ethnic with embroidery and a lovely cotton top detailed with buttons and lops. I also custom-colored my sandals from TeamRedgrave with their great HUD. Pretty jewelry from Plurabelle Laszlo added the finishing touch to my look.

Truth Hawks’ newest ‘do added a touch of casual elegance to my look, especially with Sawsan Secretspy’s latest skin for Designer Circle. She has recently introduced a V2 skin tone to her appliers, so make sure you apply the right one with these new skins. Soleil Reid’s eyes are heart-breakingly beautiful with this look.

Decorating Help

Mr. Beresford was, indeed, thrilled with the redecorating (and my look), but he asked if he could add a piece or two of his own. He said he had found something at Fameshed that would fit in perfectly and add his own touch of manliness to the decorating. I had given him permissions over my things, and I had to run, so I left him in charge. I was relieved to see in my email he had only sent back one chair. I was looking forward to see what he had done when I logged in later. His IM in email said, “I finished my decorating. I think the color matches perfectly so you’ll be happy, honey.”

I was pretty excited to see what he had done when I was able to log in. Mr. Beresford indeed added a touch of manliness. Wavie Haller’s Comfy Chair, a recliner fit for a man cave, had taken place of my sent-back chair. Sigh.

Decorating Help

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Willa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::: V2 Enya Golden Designer Circle by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

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

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

Dress: B.C.C Good Feeling Long Dress Mix by vitamingirl for B.C.C, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Yesterday – Coral – Necklace and Earrings by Plurabelle Laszlo for.Bliensen + MaiTai *

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

Shoes: Raven Sandals – REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

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

Furnishings: Trompe Loeil – Enfield Living Room Set PG [mesh] by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Fameshed *

  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Trunk Open Barbados
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Wood 1
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Wood 2
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Wood 3
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Table Square
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Couch + Blanket/Pillow PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Table Round
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Sunrise
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Tree

[ kunst ] – Boho carpet #2 by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby *

Rustica – Mesh Drape GATHER PANELS by Maxwell Graf for Rustica * (modified)

Punchline: [Con.] Comfy Chair – PG – Brown by Wavie Haller for Consignment, available at Fameshed *

Decorating Help

Suddenly

Suddenly

Suddenly, I walk on by a vision of your blue eyes, so lovely
And suddenly, you’re back with me, over hills and valleys deep you find me
Oh the nights seem so long and the days carry on in spite of how I long for you
And the stars up above are invited to fall Into these open arms of mine.

~ “Suddenly” by Ala.Ni

Suddenly

This song just won’t leave me alone. It’s lovely and beautiful and sentimental and though the lyrics aren’t the best, the singer makes it work. So I had to use it for this blog, where the dress, from Fashionboi Landar and Justice Topaz, makes it. From the Shiny Shabby event, it’s a perfect mix of silk and girly with a little sexy in the mix. I styled it with applied corset stockings from Moonbubble Gothly, the cute flats from Shaleene Kenin, and a jewelry set from LouLou Teichmann, the latter two from Shiny Shabby as well.

Suddenly

Monica Outlander has released a set of her Sprites for the Arcade, a group of animals she has created from felted wool and crystals and herbs in real life that she has replicated in SL. Darling little animals, cute for decorating your home either singularly or in multiples, especially if you grab the cute shelf she gives for displaying them. My hair is Truth Hawks’ absolutely gorgeous piece for this month’s boho-themed Uber. I love the loose braid, the textures and the darling accoutrement that come with a color change HUD so you can mix them up, or just not wear them. I absolutely love this hair, and I am not usually a braid fan. I am again wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for Designer Circle because I felt like I had hidden it behind glasses in my last post and wanted to show how truly pretty it is.

Suddenly

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delphine with Butterflies and Flowers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

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

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

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

Dress: Rowne.Anouk Silk Dress – Pearl by Justice Topaz and Fashionboi Landar for Rowne, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Bracelet (Chantilly) with Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Chain Optional and Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Ring (Antique) by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stockings: [ bubble ] Beige Socks  Appliers HUD by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 231 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

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

Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Black for SLINK by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Décor: Miamai_Sprites For Arcade by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at the Arcade *

  • Miamai_Sprites_Bear Strenght
  • Miamai_Sprites_Cat Love
  • Miamai_Sprites_Crow Protection
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer RadiantLove RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer Spirituality
  • Miamai_Sprites_Display FREE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Fox GoodLuck
  • Miamai_Sprites_Owl Friendship
  • Miamai_Sprites_Protection Hanger RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Wolf Focus

Suddenly

Spark

Spark

I just found my spark
Give me a fire to start!

~ “Spark” by Until the Ribbon Breaks

Spark

Tom Ford recently did a star-attended fashion show in LA with his newest collection, a combination of denims, boho and some 70s touches. So it was quite serendipitous when I opened one of GraceHaddington’s latest dresses and found this funky 70s design on the HUD in a pattern that looked amazingly close to one Tom Ford showed. Grace LOVES patterns and is one of the few in SL that uses them liberally and with a completely wonderful sense of proportion and color. I paired Glamistry’s newest sunglasses (to keep out the LA sun) and a pair of his great platform sandals, both of which come with his slick color change HUD and linked to his flawless shopping system. A wrist cuff from Systi Cisse locks the look up.

Spark

Thora Charron just released two new hairs and this gorgeously-textured, side-swept ‘do includes a HUD with a variety of her luscious colors. No more separate hairs cluttering your inventory—it’s easy peasy. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Circle, and I hope you can see how gorgeous it is. I think I will blog this one again because it’s worth seeing. As always, Sawsan lends her special elegance and sexiness to this skin and with her applier, it’s a complete look.

Spark

Hair: .LeLutka.Rebel hair by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

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

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

Dress: [LaVian&C0] FW2015 Do Or Die Dress by GraceHaddington for LaVian & Co. *

Glasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2001 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Bracelet: [sYs] AXIOM bracelet (left) – gold by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Complementary Express shipping for orders over $500. Mmhm.

Spark

L’Opera

L’Opera

“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. … It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world’s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.” ~ Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

L'Opera

I watched an opera the other night and realized I am not meant to create but just to enjoy with unveiled enthusiasm the creations of others. Seeing Renee Fleming sing moved me, and I felt that transcendence that the best art provides. I can’t create that but I can certainly appreciate it.

My friend, Tab, in a search for an SL equivalent to a RL design, found this dress from Areve and offered to get it if I would model it. We were both astonished by its architectural lines and beautiful design, rendered wonderfully in mesh and in white, no less, which is a hard one to do in textures. It’s sexy, elegant, powerful. Barely, upon seeing the photo of this dress, said, “That dress says to me: ‘Under this fabric lies the woman who will extract every last drop from you.’” Just my kinda dress.

L'Opera

These shoes from Nardya Rousselot from the Liaison Collaborative echo the design lines of the dress. I am so happy Nardya is back to making shoes and the sweetheart makes them for Slink, Belleza and other feet. They are so exquisitely rendered with such gorgeous design, it’s a shame to wear anything else but the shoes. However, I would get arrested showing up on the Immense sim mostly nude. I could wear the great ring and earrings from Aleida Rhode that just came out at L’Accessoires and then I would be dressed, right?

L'Opera

Sawsan Secretspy’s sophisticated skin is perfect for this dress. Beautifully shadowed with defined brows and beautiful eyes I highlight with a liner from Constance Daehlie, the skin speaks to the elegance of the dress. I chose dramatic locks from Catwa Clip to complete the look. I knew I needed something windblown, voluminous and curvy to match the tight lines of the dress and this was it.

L'Opera

Hair: CATWA HAIR Hanna by Catwa Clip for CaTwA

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

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Grey) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Liner: #adored – go to liners – triple threat by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: -Pixicat- Femke.Gown – White by Areve for -Pixicat-

Jewelry: Elysium – Denmark earring and ring – ivory by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at L’Accessoires *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Delila Stiletto Black (SLINK) by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Taken at AMESTATE on Immense. Build by Colpo Wexler