Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Out of the blue, you waltz back into my heart….

Out of the Blue

A pretty summer dress, sleeveless and elegant, is what a girl needs for a night out dancing. This lovely little dress from Sissy Pessoa fits the bill. With a sculpty top and skirt, it would almost seem it might not work but Sissy has built in all sorts of win with various sized tops (I put the XL on first by accident and flipped til I realized she had several tops to accommodate different sized avatars, which is a great move.) The skirt comes with and without an AO so you can try a different way of moving or not. The textures are, in Sissy’s usual manner, beautiful and stylish. She has her finger on fashionable prints.

Out of the Blue

My skin is the glowing and glorious new Audrey from Diarmiud Miklos, coming out on Saturday. I showed a different skin tone a couple days ago. Seeing it in tanned is a whole different story. The lips are bee-stung and beautiful, the eyes gloriously colored with ethereal shadows. My earrings are Rama Anatine’s offering for Accessory Fair, a loosely Egyptian-symbol-themed gold pair with a beautifully textured blue stone.

I have been showing you shapes from Freedom Parx/GM Nikolaidis for a couple months now under the name “Freestyle.” GM has opened a store for poses now and rebranded under the name “Fluke.” I am showing a handful of his poses here.

Out of the Blue

When I’m just about over you, you tear me apart.
With your smooth talking words, and promises from yesterday.
With the sound of your voice and the things that you say.

Hair: *eha~ Chiko Black Ash L by Salut Erin for *eha

Skin: ISPACHI Skin [ AUDREY ] Tanned ~ Hair/Azure by Diarmuid Miklos for ISPACHI *

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

Dress: Baiastice_poletje-blue by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Earrings: “R.A.Crystal”*Maria* gold by Rama Anatine for R.A.Crystal, available at the Accessory Fair

Shoes: Vlintuition Velvet Bag – Chinese Brocade Heels – Blue Blossom by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition

Poses by GM Nikolaidis/Freestyle Parx for Fluke *

I Dig Egypt

I Dig Egypt

The Accessory Fair to benefit Relay for Life opened this weekend with an elaborate scene straight out of Indiana Jones. Between the catacombs and the mummies everywhere, it has the feel of a movie-set fantasy—you can feel the sand under your feet and marvel at the artistry around you amidst a “dig.” (Though an archaeologist her salt would not let you step one foot in a real dig.)

But let’s face it—that’s not really Egypt. The real Egypt is a much more exciting and interesting place. It’s the home of a 21st-century revolution—the same kind of youth-initiated revolution we saw in the US and Europe in the 60s, at the fall of the Berlin wall in the late 80s, and in Tiananmen Square in the 90s. The revolution is spreading across the area, and we should be excited for them—they are finding self-government and throwing off the shackles of post-colonial corruption and dictatorship.

I Dig Egypt

A Muslim woman in Egypt won’t be wearing skimpy clothes with cats-eye eyeliner–that’s Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in a movie from the 60s. Your average young woman in Egypt is probably wearing a hijab (which I don’t show here) and a modest but pretty outfit, consisting of a tunic and slacks. This ensemble, from Syngen Sohmers, is a perfect example (and should be because she’s Egyptian). The beauty of fabrics and fashion is not lost on this outfit—the fabric is richly textured with gold accents. Women in Egypt are just as interested in how they look—they just don’t want to show a lot of skin.

I Dig Egypt

It’s the perfect chance to show the beautiful face on the newest skin from Diarmuid Miklos, which is coming out next weekend. With its subtle tones and beautiful makeups (a lot of them running in the pinks, though you can’t see it in this skin), this is bound to be a new smash for Diarmiud. He includes with this set a sculpty ponytail, perfect if you want to keep arc low and fashion high. Mocksoup Graves’ makeups suit his faces really well, and I wear a little tint on my lips from her.

I am also thrilled with Reghan Straaf’s offerings at the Accessory Fair, specifically a set with an “Egyptian theme.” They are truly a treasure to be found in their “Dig.” Reghan has been making beautiful hats forever but now she’s turned her sights to jewelry and I am blown away. I love these malachite earrings with their excellent stone and gold textures. And the bracelet is .. well charming. Each little charm represents a sign of ancient Egyptian culture and while they seem cliched, they are still powerful symbols for the Egyptians who believe in their country, their culture and their future.

I Dig Egypt

“You are not a realist unless you believe in miracles.” ~ Anwar Sadat

Skin with Hair: ISPACHI Skin [ AUDREY ] Ebony ~ Hair/Nude with ISPACHI Hair [ AUDREY ] 4 by Diarmiud Miklos for ISPACHI *

Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Dark Mallow Lip Creme(Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K Cosmetics*

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Ensemble with bangles: –Sakinah– Rasha Outfit Lt Green by Syngen Sohmers for –-Sakinah– *

Earrings: {H} Egyptian Malachite Earring by Reghan Straaf for Hatpins, available at the Accessory Fair *

Bracelet: Hatpins Charm Bracelet – Egyptian Trinkets by Reghan Straaf for Hatpins, available at the Accessory Fair *

Shoes: (TokiD) gladiator sandals (brown) by Maya Levane for TokiD

Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

“… And I can tell any man to go to Hell if that man don’t know how to act right
Wild women, we don’t never worry, wild women never, never get the blues.”
~ Francine Reed with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

Sachi Vixen has just come out with a set of dresses with a certain wild side to them. With this shiny snakeskin texture, eensy mini and well done shading and shadows, this sexy slinky dress is best for a wild woman out on the town. I decided to go all the way with snakeskin and accessoried with sexy python shoes from Monyka Benelli and a great serpentine necklace and earrings from AvaGardner Kungler.

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

My skin is a glowing beauty from Diarmiud Miklos. I have shown it before but need to again because of its sexy sophisticated style. This is not a little girl’s skin with the well-shaped eyebrows, smoky eye make-up and sensuous lips. Languid gold eyes from Ikon Innovia complete my look. Just remember: the viper will always bite back.

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

Wild women will be the first ones, Lord, to learn how to fly
Wild women never worry, wild women don’t get the blues….

Hair: **Dura-Boys&Girls**16(Dark Brown)resize by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: ISPACHI Skin [ PORTIA ] Tanned ~ Hair/Bluebells by Diarmuid Miklos for ISPACHI *

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

Dress: Adam n Eve Clothes – Snakeskin – Natural by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Necklace and Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Serpente -old gold by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: *YS&YS* Cala Saona 2 SandPyton by Monyka Benellil for *YS&YS* *

Flower of the Mountain

“…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. “

~ James Joyce, “Ulysses” (inspiration for Kate Bush)

Flower of the Mountain

What do Andalusian girls wear? Roses in their hair, at their waist, beautiful dresses. This dress from Mami Jewell would suit an Andalusian girl just fine with its bold red color and bright blowsy roses. Mami makes a sheer texture like no other in SL—there are no alpha clashes—it’s pure netting and light and airy in the flexi settings. The system pieces are rendered perfectly, as always. Mami is generously donating proceeds from this dress for Japanese relief—to help folks in her own country.

Flower of the Mountain

My skin is a new one from Diarmiud Miklos. I was struck by the beautiful rendering of the features and the gorgeous collarbone. (These things matter, people!) The hair base is not truly black hair—it’s more dark brown, so I wore a mixed color updo from DBS Heart rather than a straight black. I tucked a rose from Siyu Suen above my ear and donned extravagantly beautiful earrings from Dita Tron.

Flower of the Mountain

You can’t see my shoes in the first two shots but they are under there. (I took off the skirt to show them). A new offering from Nardya Rousselot, they are being featured at the Shoe Fair. Nardya is back in action in SL again, and thank goodness for that. Her toes are the some of the loveliest tootsies in SL and her styling is influenced by her South American life. Check out the great metallic accents on the straps that Nardya so skillfully renders. These are pretty darn hot for any girl, even an Andalusian girl ;)

Flower of the Mountain

Written while listening to Kate Bush’s “Flower of the Mountain” and struggling with shadows in Firestorm.

Hair: ::DBS::Mireya-ebonytan by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: ISPACHI Skin [ PORTIA ] Tanned ~ Hair/Bluebells by Diarmuid Miklos for ISPACHI, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Red Hot Lipstain  (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K Cosmetics

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: -AZUL- Esperanca/Egretta(Red)/Japan Relief Fundraiser by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Earrings: NEW – FuLo – “Lacie” earring – Ruby by Dita Tran for FuLo *

Rose: *~*Hair Rose: Red/Copy by Siyu Suen for *~*Illusions*~*

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Rosa Maria Fire by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *