Always Something to Do

Always Something to Do

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world, I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary, and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair, and disrespect. -Nikki Giovanni

 

Always Something to Do

The days have been so sunny and pleasant, I wanted to reflect them with sunny colors, so today I don Mami Jewell’s elegant new ensemble, which is a mix of mesh and flexi. With a draped front and a low cut back, the outfit is a pantsuit of sorts with flexies for the skirt, which are completely optional (but I opted to wear them for the movement you see in my photo below). The ensemble comes with a choker and cuffs too!

Always Something to Do

I am wearing Nicole Button’s scrumptious darker skin on a Catwa head again, and I employed the eye makeup and lipstick add-ons Nicole made for the skin. Kuranosuke Kamachi’s gorgeous new hair (and in this absolutely stunning shade) tops my look.

Always Something to Do

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

Skin applier: EgozyFoxy (Nougat) with Egozy.Foxy (Make Up) Nougat – Coffee by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Outfit (including choker and bangles): -AZUL- Esther /Gold by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Always Something to Do

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Ophelia

Ophelia

Oh, Ophelia
Heaven help the fool who falls in love

~ “Ophelia” by the Lumineers

Ophelia

 

Shiny Shabby just opened again and there is everything there for a completely chic and new outfit for the fashionistas among you. Start with this sexy asymmetrical collection from FabulousAndTrendy, a new creator with 100% original mesh products. Available in separates, the skirt, bra top and chic belted blazer add up to an elegant but provocative look. Paired with Sigifaust’s nature-inspired jewelry and sexy platform sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and you have high watt fashion.

Ophelia

Inka Mexicola is offering this absolutely gorgeous applier for LeLutka heads at Shiny Shabby, available with the dark brow or no brow on the applier. VivienMarli’s sleek and straight side-pulled hair completes this sophisticated look, all of it gotten at the new Shiny Shabby.

Ophelia

Hair: .Entwined. Nia by VivienMarli for [Entwined], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: HUD Essences [Vera] #Medium01 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: LeLutka Karin HUD 1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: .ID. Cosmic Eyes / Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Jacket: Yumi Single Sleeve Blazer Maitreya by FabulousAndTrendy for F.A.T., available at Shiny Shabby *

Top: Yumi Bra Maitreya by FabulousAndTrendy for F.A.T., available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Yumi Skirt Maitreya by FabulousAndTrendy for F.A.T., available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: ieQED seed.jewelry by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Ophelia

A Moment White

A Moment White

But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white–then melts forever….

~ Robert Burns

A Moment White

It seems all there is for sims lately are winter scenes and all I see outside is a winter scene. It was brutally cold today, so I put on a sweater in RL and found this very cozy one that Kitt Ragu is releasing at Shiny Shabby (opening the 20th). Made for both men and women, the sweater comes in several colors with an underlying shirt if you would like it. I forewent that version and put on a little scarf I found in my inventory from xxRyvenxx and found great little low-cost boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo at The Dressing Room. My jeans were released by Paul Lapointe a bit ago but work so well with the Maitreya body and so many different looks. They come with a brilliant texture change HUD allow different jean colors, pockets and belt and metal colors, though I went with the standard classic color and look.

A Moment White

OK, I admit I stole the hat from Karla Marama’s hair at Hairology. I will find a way to show the actual hair but it conflicted with the sweater, so I opted for Carina Larsen’s hair for the upcoming Shiny Shabby instead. It’s a cute short cut with fringy bangs and a lot of personality. I have once again opted to try an Omega applier on the GA:EG Adriana head, this time putting on Aida Ewing’s skin applier, which she made for the Logo heads but is on an Omega applier so can be used on this head too. I have tested a few Logo appliers and the skin makers, of course, want to have the skin suit the face shape, so when the skin is put on this shape, it can look measurably different and sometimes quite “off.” Aida’s skin looked pretty good and when I applied the add-on makeups, I think the result was quite nice, especially with Aida’s pretty freckles.

A Moment White

Hair: Amacci Hair – Serena 1 by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Sia Appleirs for LOGO – 03 ( Exotic ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #8 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Sweater: ::K:: Chunky Hooded Cardigan Femme(No Inner) Marsala  by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jeans: L&B (*Fitted*Lara Bootie) Swear Jeans – Double Belt by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Hat: pr!tty – Beanie – {Poofball Ears} by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at Hairology *

Scarf:  *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – White (modified) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*

Boots: Essenz – Bratislava (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Dressing Room

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Loch Noble

A Moment White

Rare–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

Rare–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

“I am a rare species, not a stereotype.”~ Ivan E. Coyote

Rare—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

Today opens the first door to the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, a project I have been working on with my partner, Callie Cline, for my fourth year. Every day from December 1 to December 24, a door on the calendar is opened and an exclusive gift comes out, one per resident, when the door is clicked. Then the door stays open for the rest of the days until the end of the year. So each day, you can run and treat yourself to a little gift from one of these designers:

  • Carina Larsen for AMACCI
  • Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog
  • Sands Leavitt for Azuchi
  • Mami Jewell for Azul
  • Barnesworth Anubis for BA
  • June Dion for Bare Rose
  • Mariska Simons for Blacklace
  • Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey
  • Tommy Fairplay for Damselfly
  • Aleida Rhode for Elysium
  • Mirja Mills for Emo-tions
  • AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers
  • Santana Lumiere for La Boheme
  • Bastchild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild
  • Garvie Garzo for MeadowWorks
  • Piraiyah Novikov for Nomad
  • Reishiprophet for Nivaro
  • Rebel Hope for Rebel Hope Designs
  • Beloved Ruby for Ruby
  • Shai Delacroix for Shai
  • Sanura Snowpaw for Somnia
  • StellaJane for StellaJane
  • Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau
  • Sawsan Secretspy for Wow Skins
  • zzoiezee for Zanze

Many of the designers are personally KittyCats owners but they were asked to make a gift that anyone could enjoy—not necessarily about KittyCats or cats. So you can be guaranteed the theme will be holiday and the gift will be fantastic. I know I am excited! (Like what kind of great silly gift will Shai make? Will Mariska make something super sexy again? How much glitter will Belle throw at it?) Last year we even won  the “Favorite Holiday Event” for the Avi Choice awards!

You will find the calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim, the KittyCats main store, Amacci, Damselfly, LaBoheme, and Elysium, and I will update on other locations. Go to any of these locations and you can grab your gift for the day. And check back daily on my blog to see what’s coming!

Rare—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

Sands Leavitt made this fabulous suit for women to fit several mesh bodies for the androgynous theme for Uber this month, tapping into the idea of the beautiful rarity of the confidently androgyne. With an optional turtleneck “dickie” you can purchase to wear, the suit can serve as formalwear for humans of any and all genders. As usual, Sands lends his professional experience in modeling and texturing to this suit, which is sexy in the best ways. I paired it with Maxi Gossamer’s gorgeous necklace for Uber and stiletto heels from Claire Messenger and Nura Augapfel to up the fierce in my look. A bag from Harry Hyx takes us out for business. And I picked up some great poses from Di Hoorenbeek at Gen Neutral, where you can find great stuff every month.

What makes my beautiful soul a “rare” as well is my beauty’s green and blue eyes, the set part of the gift by Carina Larsen for the first day of the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. She gives two sets of eyes—one blue and one green—and since they are mesh, I can mix them up, so I did! My hair is the unisex style Carina has created in a wintery, snowy tint, great for a handsome Arctic warrior or our beautiful androgyne. Shyla Diggs’ beautiful new skin for Uber includes chest layers to make the ‘dehance” the breasts. I wore it with the Belleza Isis body, however, so that option is not available on appliers. I did, however, reduce my breast size with my sliders.

Rare—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

Hair: Amacci Hair – Simon(F) – Black fade 5 by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available December 1 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Skin: -Belleza- Jamie Uber SK 3 Blk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza–, available at Uber *

Eyes: Amacci Mesh Eye – Stargazer Blue – L and Amacci Mesh Eye – Stargazer Green – R by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available December 1 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

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

Suit: [Azuchi] Clair Blazer Black Isis and [Azuchi] Clair Pants Black Isis by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at Uber *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Angel Arrow – Short – M/T by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber

Bag: ISON – summer striped net bag -right hand- (black) by Harry Hyx for Ison *

Shoes: N-core STILETTO “Black” for Belleza High Feet by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera, available at Gen Neutral

Rare—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 1

Autumn Mornings

Autumn Mornings

“Once in a while i am struck
all over again… by just how blue
the sky appears .. on wind-played
autumn mornings, blue enough
to bruise a heart.”
― Sanober Khan

Autumn Mornings

A beautiful fall morning woke me up and I took a walk outside to enjoy the colors and the fresh air. It’s unseasonably warm so the vibrant colors are a pleasure. I wore a boho sort of outfit including a new top from Ariadna Garrigus that comes with a great texture-change HUD that allowed me to switch around until I was able to match the scads of gorgeous jewelry from Mea Carnell in her Gacha Garden collection. She gives you many options so you can combine necklaces and different mixes of bracelets and arm cuffs. She even offers rings that fit Maitreya or Slink hands. My boots are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s feature for Sad November. I decided that Paul Lapointe’s great boyfriend jeans would work great with this top.

Autumn Mornings

Inka Mexicola’s beautiful skin for Kustom9 allowed me to remove the mesh heads for a day and breathe in the fresh air. With several makeups, it’s fresh and lovely with gorgeous brows and eye makeups. My tousled hair is one of Shylah Honey’s pieces for Fameshed this month, an unrigged wavy ‘do finger combed and tossed back with pretty tendrils framing the face (and suspiciously like my own RL hair).  Enjoy the fall colors on the Loch Noble sim as I did. It’s gorgeous!

Autumn Mornings

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Shannon Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences – Quinta01 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

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

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

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

Top: ***ArisAris~Gara14~Assorted Tops- FITTED~ by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jeans: L&B Jeans “Classic Boyfriend” by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry:  Meva Bogo Bangle 2 left, Meva Bogo Collar (rare), Meva Bogo Earringst, Meva Bogo Necklace Short, Meva Bogo Ring, Meva Bogo Upperarm Cuff left, and Meva Bogo Upperarm Cuff right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Gacha Garden *

Boots: Essenz – Copenhagen (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Sad November *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera, available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Photos taken at Loch Noble

Autumn Mornings

Meeting Ebbe

Meeting Ebbe

The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time. ~ Jimmy Johnson

Meeting Ebbe

One of the (few) privileges of being the webperson for SL11B is when something good happens, I get an in. I logged in yesterday, prepared to shoot this blog and Doc IM’d saying Ebbe Linden was at SL11B and did I want to come? Well, dang, yes, there is nothing better than seeing a CEO in the wild, and there he was, talking up a blue streak (literally blue because his text appears blue in Firestorm), charming the visitors to Jo Yardley’s biergarten in her 1920s Berlin exhibit at SL11B. (I did ask Jo about pretzels. Our own biergarten serves them!) He was clearly interested in what was going on and interacting with people. It was good to see him in world.

Meeting Ebbe

He didn’t talk to me really. I am sure he saw me because I was one of the taller folks there (statuesque–not absurd– and there were a lot of child avis around). I am glad I wore this dress from Cameron Velinov, which is her 1L GIFT at the Summer Fashion Festival (omgah!). It includes a texture change HUD with this same pattern in several color ways. (Yes, I wore a 1L dress to meet Ebbe Linden.) I paired Maxi Gossamer’s summery and fun earrings and sandals from Collabor88 with the look. The whole ensemble comes off as elegant casual, not too goofy or sexy.

Meeting Ebbe

Of course, MissAllSunday Lemon’s braid makes it work with a simplicity and beauty that matches the look of the dress. I love the tendrils coming loose, which just adds a touch of romantic to the look. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s lovely offering for the Dressing Room Fusion. With luscious lips and a bit of sparkle to the shadow, it’s ideal for a summer visit to the biergarten to meet Ebbe (or at least see and be seen).

Meeting Ebbe

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Serena Mesh Hair – Pancake by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Summerfest *

Skin: Essences – Tila *TDRFusion* med.01 {brunette} by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Mayday~ Jet Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Dress: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Maxi Dress by Cameron Velinov for …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::….., available at the Summer Fashion Festival *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Ashira Teardrop by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Fingernails and Toenails – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

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

Sandals: MG – Sandals – Martinique Pulmaria Flowers by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

A Tourist at Home

A Tourist at Home

“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.” ~ Lauren Myracle

A Tourist at Home

I am so ready for a vacation. I have been running the website over at SL11B, posting the schedules and slurls and blog posts and then running around and enjoying the sights, being a tourist at home, as it were. I found the Oceania parcel that Harlequin Rhode and Nephelle Lanate built, which was a perfect site for showing off this amazingly glamorous mesh bathing suit from Zaara Kohime that she is featuring at Summerfest. In Zaara’s inimitable style, the suit is gathered in the middle in a vintage styling made modern and the silhouette, a mesh made by Zaara, is sexy but not crass. Zaara has also made beautiful bejeweled sandals with an Indian influence to be worn with Slink flat feet.

Belle Roussel is celebrating the summer as well with this luxe jewelry set she is offering at the Summer Fashion Festival. With Belle’s characteristic animated gems to represent light sparkling off the facets and her multiple attachments to allow versatility in styling, the pieces make my simple swimsuit more elegant. I am keeping the sun off with a hat by Vivienne Darcy at the Art in Hats even Quan Lavender organized to benefit Feed a Smile. The pairing of hats with photos was ingenious though I found even better was the idea a few designers had of being inspired by RL art, as they do at my museum’s Art in Bloom each year. A portion of each sale of a hat helps feed a child in Kenya so while you enjoy wearable art, you are also giving a child nourishment.

A Tourist at Home

My hair, which I love, is one of the newest from Shylah Honey and Tommy Fairplay. I really like the blonde texture but even more, I love how they made the mesh fall across the front in tendrils as real life hair does. It’s a very subtle difference from other mesh hair but I noticed it right away. Aida Ewing is offering this luminous skin at creation.jp and it’s lovely with a few innovative makeups for different sorts of looks, but I wore this one with its luscious pink lips and blush.

A Tourist at Home

“You can’t go home again.” ~ Thomas Wolfe

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Khaleesi by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair:: *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Cassia – Asia – 05 B by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at creation.jp *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Swimsuit: Zaara : Latika swimsuit *aubergine* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Summerfest *

Hat: Miss Darcy – Picture Hat by Vivienne Darcy, available at Art in Hats 2014

Jewelry: Sea Mist Necklace and Bracelet by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, available at the Summer Fashion Festival *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual L & R by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Fingernails and Toenails – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

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

Sandals: Zaara : Janya jeweled sandals *lilac* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Summerfest *

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

Taken at the Oceania exhibit by Nephelle Lanate and Harlequin Rhode at the SL Community Celebration