Summer’s Ghost

Summer’s Ghost

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

Summer's Ghost

The last few sultry nights of summer are fading into September and the last of the summer blooms are giving their final beautiful show. It’s still warm enough to wear a sexy dress like this one from Doc Eldtritch, the featured look for this month’s Mesh Body Addicts. It includes a texture-change HUD for the belt and zipper. I paired high heel mules from Senzati0n Domenitzo for the Crossroads with my look and beautiful butterfly jewelry that Quixotic Criss has made for the SOS Festival with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Quixotic includes a texture change HUD for the metals and the gems and earrings do come with the set as well. My nails, from Demi Plessis, are also contributions for the SOS Festival. This beautiful terrace is Maizon Rayna’s SOS Festival featured item. With a full terrace with the gorgeous blooms set upon a rock, it fits beautifully against a mountain or on a shoreline cliff and is also a 100% contribution for Doctors Without Borders.

Summer's Ghost

My stunning skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest in-store. With an applier with brows or without and an optional additional lipstick (that I do show here), it looks great on the Catwa Destiny head. This chic bob is Tabata Jewell’s item for this month’s Hairology. I love that Tabata comes up with original and fashionable looks regularly. The lock of hair escaping the look is especially beguiling.

Summer's Ghost

Hair: Vanity Hair:Miss Coco-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 PEGGIE GOLDEN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins *

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

Eyes: .ID. Deep Gaze Eyes / Hazel / by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Dress: DE Designs – Nancy – Maitreya – Merlot by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Jewelry: S-P Mariposa Necklace by Quixotic Criss for Semi-Precious, available at the SOS Festival *

Mesh nails: Cazimi: Nails – Tapestry (Maitreya) by Dima Plessis for Cazimi, available at the SOS Festival *

Shoes: Essenz – Malaysia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Crossroads *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken with sH*TerraceRAVELLO by Maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA, available at the SOS Festival *

Summer's Ghost

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Wow, oh wow,
She’s got me seein’ red,
Like bang, bang, pow,
Eleven out of ten,
I don’t know how,
Straight off the Richter scale,
She drives me wild….

~ “Wow oh Wow” by Jedward

Seeing Red

A hot red dress and ankle boots and I am set to go out. Doc Eldritch’s new sexy look, made from 100% original mesh and fit tight to mesh bodies, is a hot look for dancing or other playmaking. Check out the wrinkles, the body shown through the fabric, the great texture. With a texture-change HUD, this dress has it all. I paired up Miffyhoi Rosca’s belted gloves for Shiny Shabby, another piece that includes a versatile texture-change HUD. Pixieplumb Flanagan is offering these snakeskin ankle boots as the donation item for the S.O.S. Festival, a fund-raiser to benefit Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders. Read more about this at their website. The event opens September 9 but I was pretty excited to show this set.

Seeing Red

GenesisLab has created a gorgeous new mesh head for the Shiny Shabby event and I am rather taken with this particular one with its beautiful open eyes and luscious lips. A square jawline adds a certain powerful beauty to the face shape and the appliers have a strong brow. GenesisLab is also offering add on makeups—both lipsticks and shadows, which I employed to amp up my look. Kavar Cleanslate has this dramatic glorious “hot” hair as one of his prizes in his Arcade gacha this round. You want drama? Kavar has you covered.

Seeing Red

Hair: Exile::Hot by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at The Arcade *

Mesh head: Genesis_Head_Antonia_2.0 by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_ANTONIA_CAPPUCCINO by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Makeup: HUD_Genesis_Lab_Eyeshadows_MAGNIFICENCE by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown by lonlysoule for Arise

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

Dress: DE Designs – Krista Dress – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fishnet Omega Applier by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Gloves: =Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Boots: BM Tiggie Boots by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey, available at the S.O.S Festival (opening September 9) *

Seeing Red

Cool Girl

Cool Girl

No, let’s not put a label on it
Let’s keep it fun
We don’t put a label on it
So we can run free, yeah
I wanna be free like you

~ “Cool Girl” by Tove Lo

Cool Girl

I went over to the West of the Rain for a cool summer day scene with poses from Katya Valeska for Shiny Shabby. I started with a new top from Doc Eldritch that includes some fabulous colors and a beautiful texture. Doc makes all his mesh from scratch and custom fits it to mesh bodies so it’s perfect every time. I paired it with shorts I got from Kinu Mayako at Thrift Shop that includes a HUD to allow different parts of the shorts to be switched out. Criss-crossed platforms from Darling Monday’s sale make this a sexy casual look.

Cool Girl

A trip to Shiny Shabby will also make you a cool girl. Start with Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin from Shiny Shabby, an applier for Catwa heads, which I am showing on the Destiny head. With gorgeous eyes from Lilanachristina and a unique necklace set from Aikeo Reiko for Shiny Shabby, the look is fabulous. I love the smooth long look from Vivienmarli for Shiny Shabby as well, a simple and easy ‘do for a casual freedom.

Cool Girl

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

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Werra (Catwa Applier) mocca by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 5 by lilanachristina for LOTUS, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Top: DE Designs – Sara Cami – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs *

Shorts: [ SAKIDE ] NIomei Shorts Classic MAITREYA by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the Thrift Shop *

Necklaces: :[P]:- Lucretze Necklace [Choker]:// Golden and :[P]:- Lucretze Necklace [Short]:// Golden by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Bracelet: [Kotolier] ClassicLeatherBraid Bracelet [01] by Kotori Skytower for [Kotolier], available at Creators Collection Box

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Lavender Ice by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: fri. – Olivia.Sandals (Mint) by Darling Monday for fri.day

Poses: an lar [poses] The Kayelle Series by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at West of the Rain

Cool Girl

Alison

Alison

Oh, Allison, my aim is true

~ “Alison” by Elvis Costello, as done by POP ETC

Alison

I chose this cover of Elvis Costello’s song as a sort of tribute to Templemore, the great alternative music venue in SL owned by Luis Lockjaw. I knew Luis a few years ago and bumped into him again and the lyrics made a little sense: “Oh, it’s so funny to be seeing you after so long, girl.” Luis has done a great job with the sim and brings in some fantastic musicians and DJs, so get over there and join the crowd.

That being said, the Mesh Body Addicts Fair is coming up and I have seen some pretty awesome items that will be featured there (August 1-21). Doc Eldrich, who is OLD school SL but still going strong, is going to be there with this sexy dress with changeable textures. This is the thing with Doc: his stuff will be perfect or he won’t put it out and this dress fits to a T, looks awesome and has some incredible textures including this flowery skull texture. I matched up a collar by Lexiesnow from the closing-today ROMP with the dress. I also show new shoes/boots from Klari55a for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, an amazing pair that would rock a LOT of outfits (but looks especially good here).

Alison

One of the big pieces of news for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair is the launch of a new mesh head from Catwa Clip. I have had a love-hate relationship with her heads from day one. I was mad I had to do all sorts of minor adjustments on mesh eyes I purchased to fit them, they didn’t always rez properly, and the face didn’t greatly appeal to me. That has changed with this new head. The eyes! I put this one on and boom! There they were! A tiny tweak to the spacing of my eyes and the depth and I was done. I didn’t have to pull down the mesh eyes themselves, I didn’t have to fool around with them for an hour. OMG! HUGE improvement to me. The face functioned pretty well with expressions, makeups, everything rezzing in quickly and easily. And wow! I love the shape of this one. The eye openings are just the right size, the lips aren’t too sticky-outy (so they are catching all sorts of shadows), the nose isn’t ridiculously Janet Jackson thin. I am in love!

I applied several skins to the head to find which I might like for this post (and enjoyed just playing for once) and one of Sawsan Secretspy’s latest skins looked amazing on the head. Sawsan actually made this for the recent Mesh Body Addicts Bi-Monthly and while it was not made specifically for this head (nothing has been so far), I think it looks just amazing. I tinted my lips and liner from the Catwa makeup HUD to match my outfit and wore MissAllSunday Lemon’s sexy long ‘do for Fameshed this month and created a look almost as beautiful and sexy as Templemore deserves.

Alison

 

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Tessa Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Alice TAN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW Skins::. *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (opening August 1) *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#4] by dam1710 for L’Etre, available at The Epiphany

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

Dress: DE Designs – Emily Dress – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (opening August 1) *

Collar: :FF: Guardian Collar (Chibimoon) (Silver) by Lexiesnow for Forever Famous, available at ROMP *

Shoes: [MAITREYA] -KC- ISMARA BOOTS / PAIR by Klari55a for KC Couture, available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (opening August 1) *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at Templemore by Luis Lockjaw

Alison

Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Dreamers
They never learn
They never learn
Beyond the point
Of no return
Of no return

~ “Daydreaming” by Radiohead

Daydreaming

Radiohead came out with a new album this weekend, which was a great Mother’s Day gift for me as I am a big fan (though not as big a fan as this guy). My favorite so far on the album  is “Daydreaming,” though that could change. The title inspires my photos with an outfit I put together with several new pieces. First, the Mesh Body Addicts event is opening tomorrow, and Doc Eldritch, who is seriously old school SL and has been clothing avatars since almost the beginning of grid time, has created this darling top and sweater set with a HUD that allows you to switch colors and switch off the tank. It’s perfect for a spring walk. Then I get a little more clubby with a metallic mini skirt from Ariadna Garrigus that she just released and Bax Coen’s fabulous iconic metallic boots, remade to fit to different mesh bodies.

Daydreaming

My gently wind-tossed waves are Bubbles Clawtooth’s contribution for this round of Collabor88, a beautiful casual asymmetric look. My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest look for the Chapter Four, which I opted to wear on the Sarah head from Catwa Clip. I can’t seem to get over Uma’s gorgeous eyes, and the hazel color of this set compliments my look perfectly. My nails are Bcreative Wilde’s contribution to the Mesh Body Addicts event and my funky jewelry is Maxi Gossamer’s set for this round of Collabor88.   I am strolling at the So caL sim, a residential spot completely decorated by Beloved Ruby. (Yes, you can photo here and live here too!)

Daydreaming

Hair: Clawtooth: Girlfriend in a Coma by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Daria (Catwa Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Sarah 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

Top: DE Designs – Escape Top – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at Mesh Body Addicts (opens May 10)*

Skirt: ***ArisAris~Gara37~Essential~Skirt – MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Coachella Gypsy – Group2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: DP – Koffin Nails – Maitreya HUD – Call Of The Sea by Bcreative Wilde for Koffin Nails, available at Mesh Body Addicts (opens May 10)*

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots Gold (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Taken  at So caL, designed by Beloved Ruby

Daydreaming

A Chill in the Air

Fall has come in too quickly. I am still staring at the shorts and t-shirt in my drawers, wondering if I will ever be able to wear them again. It’s not so bad because fall brings back the best part–snuggling up.

Chill in the Air

So I have snuggled up to .. myself. Yeah, that’s my male alt modeling for me. I needed a hunk in a pinch and there he was, chilling in his box, so I pulled him out. (Yeah, really, what kind of loser snuggles their other doll except me?) The reason was this adorable seasonable skybox from Gin Galtier. She has made 50 only to be sold on Marketplace and for that alone, it’s worth considering. I don’t normally do “on location” shoots, but the colors in this skybox are so pretty and autumnal, I wanted to show something cozy.

Chill in the Air

Check out the sweet desk in the corner with Gin’s eclectic styling. The skybox comes complete with all decor, which is also modifiable and removable. So you can hack this skybox as you please and still have a cozy nook for warming up. At 215 prims, it’s a lightweight packed with a lot of goodness.

Chill in the Air

And if nothing else, it’s chock full of great photography opportunities. (How humiliating—being cute with myself… *sigh*. What I do for “art.”)

Chill in the Air

My outfit is the kind of cozy I need on a chilly day. Doc Eldritch knitted up this beautiful sweater last year that comes with a hood or this great cowl. My jeans are comfy and sexy and made by Anyusha Lilienthal. And I love these boots from Ansor Hoorenbeek (who does women’s as well as men’s.. hello), which come with three different leg options. The great leg warmers make me feel cuddly. My boy is dressed in a great sweater from mappy handrick, jeans from machang Pichot and shoes from Guu Nishi. But really, this is all about the skybox…. and the girl ;)

Chill in the Air

“Then summer fades and passes and October comes.  We’ll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure.” ~  Thomas Wolfe

Featuring elefantu [October Song] Limited Edition Skybox by Gin Galtier for elefantu, sold on Marketplace *

On her:

Hair: Meredith – Dark Copper by Calico Ingmann for Calico Ingmann Creations

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 02 [Peach] Glow skin (red hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for LAQ

Sweater: DE Tango Fall 09 Sweater – Toffee by DoC Eldritch for DE Designs

Jeans: Ibizarre Lolo Jeans by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre

Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Warmleg Boots – Brown by Ansor Hoorenbeek for Hoorenbeek

On him:

Hair: LAQ ~ Radiant M05 (L) – Midnight by Winter DiPrima for LAQ

Skin: no.07 :: Demetris – Natural :: Goatee 01 – Hair by Aeon Jiminy for no.07

Sweater: *ARAI* Nit_gray by mappy Handrick for ARAI

Shirt (underneath): *ARAI* Jersey_black by mappy Handrick for ARAI

Jeans: AOHARU_BT_VintageDenim_Black by machang Pichot for AOHARU

Shoes: HOC Industries – Easy Striders by Guu Nishi for HOC