Pedestrian at Best

Pedestrian at Best

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you
Tell me I’m exceptional, I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money, and I’ll make some origami, honey
I think you’re a joke, but I don’t find you very funny

~ “Pedestrian at Best” by Courtney Barnett

Pedestrian at Best

I love this new song from Courtney Barnett, all punk and funny with a sweet touch of girly. I thought it suited this look, a lot of which I got at Thrift Shop 8.0. First, Cruella Pennell has made this fabulous dress from two different mesh templates, but she has made so much of these templates, one can hardly even think of what may have been made before. She has finitely and exquisitely textured these pieces with a pattern and leather insets. Putting the two together seems an effortless decision and pulling them together with such great texture work is ingenious. Best part? They are discounted at Thrift Shop 8.0! With these fabulous little booties from Senzati0n Domenitzo also from Thrift Shop, it’s a look that falls together.

Pedestrian at Best

I wanted to up the gothiness of the look without going overboard so Inka Mexicola’s beautiful skin for OMGacha combined with deep dark lips from Constance Daehlie that she is featuring at AnyBody plus Constance’s dark eyes makes a beautiful face, pale and glowing with the contrasting darkness without being chalky or dead. Kavar Cleanslate’s beautiful new ‘do for Collabor88 with a side-pulled ponytail and his fabulous new textures completes this beautiful gothy look.

Pedestrian at Best

Hair: ::Exile::Scribbled Hearts by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Alice OMGacha06] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at OMGacha *

Lipstick: #adored – belle matte – sienna by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – soot – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Outfit: adoness : boreas : wine by Cruella Pennell for adoness, available at Thrift Shop 8.0*

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Melbourne (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Thrift Shop 8.0 *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Pedestrian at Best

Clever

Clever

“Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty.” ~  Holly Black

Clever

The 100 Block is still going on and there are some drop dead sexy things, including Kehl Razor’s dress/top with its great texture change HUD. It comes in a solid, which I show here, and with an illustrated front and what makes it so dang sexy are the slashes through the fabric, the little ties at the side and sleeves (which can be color-changed separately from the top), and the slinky shape which is only possible in mesh. He hit the critical length to make this sexy alone (just barely covers the bottom) or great with pants. I had to wear it with Eboni Khan’s 21 Shoes exclusive boots, which will be off sale in a couple hours, so GO get them ASAP.

Clever

I always feel very sexy in skins from Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher. Shyla has a great sense of makeup colors and shading so that the skin comes off as sophisticated and classy. My tousled hair from Mirja Mills is her latest and comes with her special texture-change HUD with her lush delicious textures.

Rogan Diesel has come out with this sexy pose chaise at the Pose Fair 2014. Rogan has a lot of ideas about what makes a lady sexy, and he expresses them perfectly with his gorgeous pose props. The beautiful lines of the chair would make it ideal as a piece of furniture in a boudoir but the poses make it something fantastic and make me look clever as the Devil.

Clever

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LEENA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 4 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Top: Razor/// Lolita Shirt Dress -Solid- by Kehl Razor for Razorblade, available at the 100 Block *

Ribbon: HAYSURIZA_Neck_Ribbon_long by Hays Uriza for HAYSURIZA *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Bright Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: ::HH:: Hucci Xayabury Sandal – 21ShoeSpecial by Eboni Khan for Hucci

Chaise: Vanity Chaise by Diesel Works – Red by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations, available at Pose Fair 2014 *

A Good Man, Understand?

A Good Man, Understand?

I’ve traveled for miles around
Seems like everybody wanna put me down
Because I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

I went down to the bus station
Look upon the wall
My money is too light people
Couldn’t go no where at all
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

The burden that I carry, oh is so heavy
It seems like ain’t nobody in this great big world
That would wanna, wanna help old B.
Hey, but I’ll, I would be all right people
Just give me a break, good things come
To those who wait, and I’ve waited a long time
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

~ “Blues Man” by B.B. King

A Good Man, Understand?

The lyrics are not about me—they are about a good man I met through SL who changed my trajectory in SL in the best way possible. Dirk Talamasca, the original Land Baron, the blues man, the Black Hat, mentor, and original FIC, is terribly ill right now. His brother has been sending reports via Dirk’s account in Facebook and has said Dirk has taken a turn for the worse. If you’re an oldbie in SL like me, you knew Dirk, probably personally as I did. He rented land to people, he mentored, he argued, he encouraged, AND he flirted shamelessly. He was a strong, lively personality that helped shape the SL we all know in so many ways no one will ever be able to list them all. I feel so unable to articulate Dirk’s importance to SL, to the community, to what we all have become. Take my word for it—he’s a big deal.

So this post is dedicated to Dirk with a blues song and a sexy look because, frankly, Dirk never shied away from enjoying being a man.

I start the look with this sexy dress from Kim Lysette at LivGlam from the K Collection. The dress comes with a HUD with 20 different textures on it so when you purchase it, you basically get the ultimate fat pack. The mesh fits well—I barely had to modify my shape for it to fit me to a T. Sexy high heeled shoes from Eboni Khan make my legs look long. (Please note, I am wearing size S feet and they fit the shoe perfectly. I can not guarantee if you use a different sized Slink foot that they will fit as well.) I used green polish on my fingernails and pink the on toenails, both from the same HUD set from Sasy Scarborough. My jewelry is one of the sets Maxi Gossamer is offering at Collabor88 with color change stones.

A Good Man, Understand?

Umazuma Metaluna is premiering this gorgeous, luscious skin at Skin Fair 2014. With bee stung lips and a blushing countenance, Uma offers the skin in 8 tones with blush and glow layers and a unique set of lip tattoos that come in different intensities so you can custom color them using the SL editor to your pleasure. I tinted my lips with a very slight orange, aiming for a natural coral.

My eye makeup is one of the bold looks that Madrid Solo is selling at Skin Fair 2014. As per her usual work, the colors are bold and arresting but not garish. The eyeliner gives a special sexiness to this look. The set includes 15 eyeshadows and 14 lipsticks.

Finally, Mirja Mills has released this gorgeous, pulled back hair with a combo of mesh and flexi prims. Paired with the widow’s peak hairbase she includes, it’s a gorgeous look with sexy curly locks.

eA Good Man, Understand?

Hey, but I’ll, I would be all right people
Just give me a break, good things come
To those who wait, and I’ve waited a long time
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HONEY* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Quiana – Bare face(honey) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Quiana Lip Intensity 3 (modified) and [theSkinnery] Quiana gloss 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at the Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) (opens March 14!) *

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress  Aqua Eye Cosmetic by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at the Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) (opens March 14!) *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Sea Salt Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ W14] Mama Said by Kim Lysette for LivGlam/K Collection *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Part-Time Boho Princess by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 200 and Flair – Toenails Applier Slink A/E – Set 200 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High S by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Riverton Sandal Silver – Moonglow  by Eboni Khan for Hucci, available at Collabor88

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

A Good Man, Understand?

Persevere

Persevere

Of the Earth signs, Taurus most relate to an unmoving force of nature that has become wise through perseverance.

Persevere

I was born under the sign of Taurus, and I represent my sign well. Some will feel I have stubbornness, but I prefer to think of it as perseverance and steadiness. One blog I read suggested that the Taurus wants to get things done, and that pretty much sums me up. Taureans also love material things, beauty, the earth, the sensual and the grounded. “Down-to-earth” is how many describe me.

Persevere

This outfit is a perfect choice for me as a Taurean. It combines a cozy long sweater with artistically patterned leggings and sexy red heels. Made with a texture that makes the sweater seem plush and expensive, the outfit from Kim Lysette, which she has at LivGlam this weekend for 55L, is nevertheless a deal, which is important to Taureans, who like to spend on beautiful things but also want to make sure they have financial security.  My shoes, a buy at 70L, are AvaGardner Kungler’s offering at The Dressing Room Fusion. Beauty on the cheap is a great thing.

queue's hair

My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s Arcade pieces. At 50L a pop, it’s well worth it because she gives you a full array of colors in each hair and has included a darling little charm for every sun sign. She gave me the Taurus to show after I stubbornly insisted I wanted it. (Go figure.) My skin is a melange of pieces from the Aria set from Aida Ewing at the Arcade. She has configured it cleverly so you can get add-on pieces and mix and match for a great look. Pretty blue eyes from Isabelle Requiem, for the One Word event, complete the look.

Persevere

“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci (Taurean)

Hair: AD – Star Struck – TAURUS – light reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available in all 12 signs at The Arcade TODAY *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Aria skin – Asia – Combination 07 G with -Glam Affair – Aria – Eyeliner or 02-Glam Affair – Aria – Lipstick Vinta – 03 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Arcade TODAY *

Eyes: [Brixley] Woeful Eyes – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at OneWord *

Outfit: [LG]KC Winter 14- Praise You by Kim Lysette for the K Collection at LivGlam *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: (Kunglers) TDRF 033 – Donna pump – Cardinal by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Wanton

Wanton

“Fie, fie upon her!
There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,
Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out
At every joint and motive of her body.”

~ William Shakespeare

Wanton

I’m feeling a bit wanton these days, imagining spring coming. Datrip Blackbart sent over a collection of body-conscious clothes, and I had to burst out in color and curves to enjoy his fine texture work. He has issued two sets of clothes, one being this catsuit with breast and ass appliers. Click click away and I am sheathed in a tight orange suit, laced up the back, with bodaciousness front and back. I purposefully accessorized with Ariadne Garrigus’ exclusive sunglasses for The Feeling so you were NOT looking at my eyes. Dangerously high platform heels from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger make my legs impossibly long and of course I have enhanced with breasts from Riann Maltese and athletic legs from CK Winx.

Wanton

I had to show Shyla Boucher’s Arcade skin again with the lip gloss she sends along with it. It’s the sexiest skin for a look like this, especially with that subtle gloss. Truth Hawks just released this sensuous, wind tossed hair. He is getting better with mesh, the individual strands breaking free to curl and curve around. And my sexiest poses are always the ones from Rogan Diesel.

Wanton

“If you don’t like my peaches, Lord, don’t jiggle my tree…”

~ “Rollin and Tumblin” as done by Tedeschi Trucks Band

 

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

Skin: -Belleza- Mimi Makeup 11 with -Belleza- Mimi Gloss 11 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade beginning March 1 *

Glasses: ***ArisAris AA26 Charismatic Sunglasses Music by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at The Feeling *

Catsuit: B&C by Legal Insanity – kitty catsuit orange by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *

Necklace: Necklace – Roho – Short – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Cuff: *BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) R Gold by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Metals & Tips Polish – Slink Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at The Style Icon *

Breasts: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Butt: *L.inc* Cute Azz Thicker Legs by CK Winx for *L.inc*

Shoes: N-core VERTIGO “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Appreciate

Appreciate

Lift up your head
And remember what your life is
Don’t have to give it all away
When you’re left for dead
In the middle of a crisis
You must appreciate the day

~ “Appreciate” by Paul McCartney

Appreciate

My quote is sent out to a friend who has received some bad news, and I want to give him some encouragement. It feels like there is a lot of bad news we receive from friends in SL but the truth is that if we appreciated what we have more, we would *hear* the good news too. The other night a friend who has not been on SL for a while logged on and had the BEST news for me. He had met a beautiful woman in RL and they had gotten married. He spammed me with wedding photos and gosh he was right—she IS beautiful.

None of that is pertinent to this look except the cheer I wish to evoke with the look. Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have come out with a new leather jacket that can have the tank top or not. Both have color-change HUDs and of course, the colors are coordinated with their other pieces, so I wore their more recent skirt release with its absolutely fabulous tushie. (Paul, please consult the mesh ass people and show them how to do it?) The textures are typical L&B—lush, nuanced, perfectly shadowed and tangible. I want to run my hands all over myself just looking at this jacket. And the snakeskin top is amazing. Add great capris from Ivy Burner (who is also a mistress of texture), gorgeous jewelry from Maxi Gossamer, and funky stilettos from NikkiIrene and I have a great look!

Appreciate

I couldn’t help but put on Queue Marlowe’s whimsical hair from Collabor88. As a friend said, How does it do that? Queue won’t do something unless it’s fun and doesn’t let a bad day EVER get her down, which is why it’s always good to have her around, even if it’s in her hair. My skin is Peachiemuah’s newest doll skin with dimples, soft features and pretty eyes. A touch of lipstick from Mocksoup Graves brightens the natural-toned face. Peachiemuah’s skins come with appliers, so you can wear your Slink hands and feet as I did.

Finally, a shout out to my pal, Rogan Diesel, who has finally given us some more girl poses. Keep it up, sunshine!

Appreciate

There’s something there
But you’re frightened to invite it
Beware of pushing it away
Show that you care
And be certain you don’t fight it
You must appreciate the day

Hair: AD – gliese – light blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: {FF Doll} Evie Natural _ no cleavage by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Lipstick: [mock] Cosmetics Pinky Pearl Lipstain (1) (Lip only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Droplet- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Jacket with tube top: L&B Swear Jacket – “Classic Color” (W) with L&B Swear Tube Top AddOn for Jacket “Classic Color” (W) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Skirt: L&B S’wear (SM) “Leather Mini” FatPack by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Lyra Set by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Bright Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Leggings: ~Sassy!~ Leather capris – blue by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Shoes: !(HR3.0)! Safari Blue Leather Keyhole Platform Pumps by Nikkiirene for HighRize, available at Fi*Fridays

Poses from Vixen by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *