Your Fire at Your Desire

Your Fire at Your Desire

Her weapon were her crystal eyes
Making ev’ry man mad;
Black as a dark night she was,
Got what no one else had.
Wow!

She’s got it,
Yeah, baby, she’s got it.
Well, I’m your Venus,
I’m your fire at your desire.

~ “Venus” by Shocking Blue

Your Fire at Your Desire

I debated which version of this song to feature, but the one by Shocking Blue had to win because it was the original. This is a look that fell into place and the song came right to mind. First I got this great dress from Mariska Simons, a sexy wrap dress with bejeweled straps and a great texture change HUD that allows five texture choices and four choices for the jewels. With great shadowing and textures, it’s drop-dead sexy. I paired it with great platform shoes from Tatyana Ultsch that she is featuring at Vanity Fair, which include a HUD with what seem a kazillion texture possibilities. I included two jewelry pieces I picked up at the Dressing Room Fusion—a great cuff from AvaGardner Kungler and big terrific earrings from Ekilem Melodie.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Inka Mexicola has come out with a new skin, delectable and dreamy and a perfect palette for dressing up with makeup from Constance Daehlie. I love Constance’s luscious lips and her perfection with eye makeup liners. My high ponytail from MissAllSunday Lemon is a welcome change to the long hair styles all over the place, a great look with bangs for a sexy, almost-domme look. Sexy poses from Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel make it all come together.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Quinn Mesh Hair – Ash by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Essences [Bijoux] medium01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Makeup: #adored – go to liners – curlt up and #adored – belle matte – supa red by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: ~Blacklace~  Glimmer:  Mesh Cocktail Dress by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Earrings: MONS / MESH Mandala Earrings (L) Silver by Ekilem Melodie for Mons, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Bracelet: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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

Nail appliers: #adored – sparkling nights manicure {slink + omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: :::insanya::: Leya Heels by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at the Vanity Fair *

Poses by Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel for {NanTra} *

Your Fire at Your Desire

Message of Love

Message of Love

Now the reason we’re here
As man and woman
Is to love each other
Take care of each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it’s good, good, good

~ “Message of Love” by the Pretenders

Message of Love

A message of love, of plain simple love, seems a good one to forward. We’re here just to love one another. Let’s also love fashion and the color red, which I am doing today. Let’s go bottom up and start with these darling shoes, which are Cyclic Gearz’ offering for 21Shoe, only available in this color and another on November 21 at her store at a 2-for-1 price. My skirt is a darling mesh piece from nodoka Vella that she has marked as a sale item at her store. And my top from Ugly Frog and Eeky Cioc I found by word of mouth and what a word! The top comes with a texture change HUD that allows endless variations on different parts of the top—the main, the buttons, the ribbed bottom and the sheer blouse. The mesh fits perfectly and the detailing is amazing. AND it’s made to fit over other things, which so much mesh fails to do. Perfect!

Message of Love

I have Inka Mexicola’s lovely and inexpensive skin from The Dressing Room Fusion on again, this time with blonde brows. I can’t imagine how anyone would pass up grabbing this set from TDRF because it’s so lovely in details and the lips are pure lusciousness. Nicole Button’s new eyes make this look, especially with Kavar Cleanslate’s pretty, side parted long hair for Collabor88.

Message of Love

Hair: Exile::Dancing Horses by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *blonde* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

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

Top: …Mutresse.. Jana Cardigan by Ugly Frog and Eeky Cioc for Mutresse

Skirt: {amiable}Borderskirt06 by nodoka Vella for amiable

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

Nail appliers: Slink Nail HUD BSleep – Pinky – GLOSSY by Sarahlin Constantine for Before Sleep

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LVLE] Cat Bow Sandal – Jewel by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available only on Nov.21 for 21Shoe *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

The Girl Who Reads

The Girl Who Reads

I want a girl who reads
Who needs the written word
& uses the added vocabulary
She gleans from novels and poetry
To hold lively conversation
In a range of social situations

~ “I want a girl who reads” by Mark Grist (PLEASE click! It’s awesome!)

The girl who reads

I have been keeping this wonderful poem in mind for a blog for months now. It’s one of my very favorite YouTube poetry performances because I am the “girl who reads”! (Latest book: The Magician King by Lev Grossman.) One of the greatest pleasures in my life is reading, as my five dedicated readers of this blog know. So I think Mark Grist and I have a date with destiny because I “love the classics and the classics are dirty.”

I put together this look inspired by Kaśyapa, who sent me the stack of books from Nama Gearz and helped me find the glasses from damascusvera, and his inspiration reminded me of this great poem. It all fell into place once he helped me. This sweater dress from Kinu Mayako is one of her exclusives at the Thrift Shop, marked down because everything at Thrift Shop is marked down. It includes a texture change HUD that allows different choices for the collar and cuffs and the main sweater. My leggings from Soda Domela are a gacha at the Thrift Shop and includes a Phat Azz applier. My darling boots are a set from Cyclic Gears that she is selling at The Pier Market for their sea monster theme and are 50% off for the event through the month of November.

The girl who reads

I kind of thought this new skin from Inka Mexicola looks like that bookish girl from the American TV show, Modern Family, played by Ariel Winter. She has the same glowing skin, luscious pretty features, blushing cheeks and voluptuousness that Inka’s skin has. This pretty skin is available at the Dressing Room Fusion at a ridiculously low price.

My colored toque is a fabulous hair from Nix Marabana, who includes the hat and hair with a great texture change HUD that includes a lot more hat choices than this one. Kaśyapa led me to these dorky glasses from damascusvera and of course, sent me books from Naima Gearz because he knows I am a girl who likes to read.

The girl who reads

Hair: Anachron – Tuque Hair Female – Diversity by Nix Marabana for Anachron, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: .ID. Brooding Eyes – Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Sweater: [ SAKIDE ] Ingenue Laine Dress by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Leggings: *Bubblefish* 80’s Leggings #12 by Soda Domela for *Bubblefish*, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Glasses: O.M.E.N – Studded Horn-Rim Glasses by damascusvera for O.M.E.N

Books: ::Static:: Bookworm One-handed Multiple by Nama Gearz for ::Static::

Pen: Bay City Bugle Pen (copy and share!) by Kasabian Robonaught for the Bay City Bugle

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

Boots: [LVLE] Bathynomus – Ladies – FATPACK by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available at The Pier Market *

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

The Aptitude to Fly

The Aptitude to Fly

“A power of Butterfly must be –
The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky -”
― Emily Dickinson

The Aptitude to Fly

The EB Awareness Event started yesterday and was quite a success with a full sim and lots of people shopping. Epidermolysis Bullosa is a rare disease that affects 1 in 50,000 children born throughout the world as a result of a genetic disorder. It varies in severity among its sufferers. It is characterized by a defect between the anchoring of the skin between the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the dermis (second layer). People who suffer from EB suffer from skin fragility, blistering and constant pain. “Butterfly Children” is what kids with the disorder are called due to the fragility of their skin so a lot of the décor sold at the fair has butterflies on it.

Kaerri Rae has made an entire set of furniture with monarch butterflies as the motif especially for this event with a large chunk of her income going to DEBRA of America. She offers two sets: one in white with dark gray accents and one in dark gray with white accents. Depending on your décor, you can choose a set and use the pieces with your own existing furniture. I set up two little nooks to show the set, and I included a few other pieces that will be sold at the EB Awareness event, including a darling lamp from Plato Novo.

 

 

The Aptitude to Fly

My sweater is also being sold at the event, a generous offer from Parallax Resident. The sweater comes with a texture-change HUD for some great sweater options. I have seen this in the men’s version too and it’s terrific. Portions of the sale of this sweater go to DEBRA of America. My jeans are a pair of great bell bottoms that Datrip Blackbart has at the Vintage  & Cool fair in several colors. My shoes, which I adjusted to my Slink feet, are from Renee Harvy and can be worn without the feet. My handbag is one of the gacha items at Miffhoi Rosca’s kiosk at Season’s Story.

Mochi Milena did an amazing job on the extensive skins she created for this month’s androgynous theme at Genre. I already knew that she put considerable effort into creating options for fembois and women who want cleavage and makeups. I really appreciate that Mochi offers these options to people who want to explore their identity. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s latest for the Dressing Room Fusion and so perfect for the season with a texture change hat as well as the mesh hair. Love this look!

The Aptitude to Fly

Hair: MINA Hair – Carlijn BB (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: [PF] Ashley <Peach> – Lid 01 (ltbrown – thick) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel, available at Genre *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – earth – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Sweater: [Phunk] Womens Fishermans Sweater by Parallaxx Resident for Phunk, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Jeans: Legal Insanity – Meadow bell bottom almost black jeans by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

Handbag: =Zenith=Saladbag (Colour Knitting) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at the Season’s Story

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Red Sequin Slipper by Renee Harvy for Duh! *

Furniture: Butterfly Set White Complete by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri, available at the EB Awareness Event *

  • Butterfly Chair White
    Butterfly Chandelier White
    Butterfly Curtain
    Butterfly Lamp
    Butterfly Lamp Large White
    Butterfly Lamp White Small
    Butterfly Picture White
    Butterfly Rug White
    Butterfly Side Table
    Butterfly Sideboard White
    Butterfly Topiary Medium White
    Butterfly Topiary Small White
    Butterfly Trio Pictures White
    Butterfly Wingback White
    Round Butterfly Table White
    Spring Flower Arrangement Grey

%Percent – Debra Flower Lamp (russetkhaki/Med) *MESH* by Plato Novo for %Percent, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Interior: Culprit Dragonfly Cottage (Mesh) by Eku Zhong for Culprit

Maga

Maga

“Oh, Maga, whenever I saw a woman who looked like you a clear, sharp pause would close in like a deafening silence, collapsing like a wet umbrella being closed. An umbrella, precisely.” ~ from Hopscotch by Jose Cortazar

Maga

I just started reading Hopscotch by Jose Cortazar, recommended this weekend by a friend. But I had just started Behind the Beautiful Forevers from Keatherine Boo, which won a scad of awards and deservingly so. It’s amazing. But then last night someone told me to read A Sand County Almanac, so of course, I couldn’t wait and cracked that open. So I’ll probably find quotes from each one to share here.

This outfit reminded me of Cortazar’s description in the first chapter of his mixed-up book, a lady named Maga, who accompanies him through Paris on many adventures. (If you read the book and Maga turns out to be a poop, don’t tell me. I just read the first chapter so far.) I loved his description of this woman, and I thought it suited this look, a sophisticated beauty. I have assembled a set of mesh pieces on the Belleza body to prove, once again, that is quite doable. First, a top from one dress made by Nevery Lorakeet with a sheer panel on top and a lovely blousing that leads to a belt I found in inventory from Fhara Acacia (search: “belt,” scroll). My skirt is part of a dress from GraceHaddington that she will be putting out at Designer Showcase this month. With its perfectly shaded texture and flirty shape, it’s a great piece even without its accompanying jacket and worth it at the price. A handbag from Monicuzza Babenco from The Dressing Room and heels I retrofitted to the Belleza feet from Aleida Rhode (originally meant for Slink feet but nonrigged, so I could make them work), and the outfit is complete.

Maga

I am, as I said, wearing the Belleza body. Why? Well, frankly, I love being able to switch my hands and feet at the touch of a HUD button rather than searching through my inventory for the many separate pieces that make up separate mesh hands and feet. I was able to match my body skin pretty nicely to Sawsan Secretspy’s new Lolita skin, which she recently released at her store. I got Karla Marama’s hair at the Dressing Room. The sleek, low style is very nice though the rigging still needs a little work (saw some breaks in turning my head and pieces obscuring my face). It’s not the most sophisticated mesh hair. For a discount you can get bright colors at the event but regular hair colors like this were bundled for a higher price.

Maga

Hair: pr!tty – Rae – by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lolita Darktan 05 with .::WoW Skins::. Lolita Black eyebrows B/DT by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

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

Top: *LpD* – *Celina* Top Pure V.2 (Mesh) by Nevery Lorakeet for Les Petits Details

Belt: R.icielli – VERONICA belt /black by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli

Skirt: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 These Waters Skirt by Grace Haddington for LivGlam, available at Designer Showcase *

Handbag: *YS&YS* – Velletri Bag ZebraGold by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Wedges: Elysium – Mei wedge shoes – noir by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo

The Heiress

The Heiress

You don’t have to be an heiress to look like one. If you act like one then everyone will just presume you are one. ~ Paris Hilton

The Heiress

Some girls can show up at a formal event with a streak of purple in their hair and a neck full of gems and pull it off. Usually it’s the heiress, the one who doesn’t need to worry if anyone else thinks she looks good—she knows she does. A sexy formal like the newest one from Poulet Koenkamp sets the tone. With sexy shiny satin stretched across the bodice, a low cut back and slits up the sides, this dress is elegant with quite a bit of oomph. With an optional faux fur stole, it’s clearly haute couture.

Paired with Zuri Lyric’s gems, which were made especially to match this gown, it’s this side of over the top glamour. The jewelry comes with many pieces—rings, bracelets, a necklace, earrings—so you have several pieces for mix and match and additionally a texture-change HUD so you can choose metals, gem colors, stone colors and drop colors to cook up a great look.

The Heiress

I am loving the new skin from Inka Mexicola that is at the Dressing Room Fusion so much I had to show the other version, which includes a lustrous purple eye make-up. Inka gets that bright eye make-up needs a neutral lip and I love the color combo on here.

I am wearing Kavar Cleanslate’s sexy, post-apocalyptic hair for Uber with the outfit. This is where our heiress deviates from the norm, where she can add edge to the otherwise old-school Hollywood look she has going, especially since I chose one of Kavar’s “Wild Fusion” mixes. Our heiress asserts her independence, her edginess wit this gorgeous hair, making the whole look postmodern.

The Heiress

Hair: Exile::Day The World Went Away by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Uber **

Skin: Essences {Linka01} *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – stornborn by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: :: PM :: Miss Scarlet Gown by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Jewelry: Lazuri Marzia by Zuri Lyric for Lazuri *

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

Nail appliers: Maai * Slink * hands & feet * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Singapore (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin and Voshie Paine for La Petite Morte