Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

~ “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

Tangled Up in Blue

I am looking forward to an evening out in Poulet Koenkamp’s elegant mesh gown. It’s a premade mesh gown I have seen others using but Poulet has dressed it up with a mesh scarf and her great textures, which makes all the difference. I dressed it up with lightning rod earrings from Constance Daehlie for Anybody and her awesome nail set, which can be used on the Maitreya hands. I heard that the thing is to have the ring finger painted a contrasting color (which I had done with my last manicure in RL) and Constance has done that in this set.

Tangled Up in Blue

Umazuma Metaluna has created a set appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and they have character and beauty. I really like how she defined the eyes with a deeper lid and bags under the eyes. I used the gift makeup to do my eyes and lips and adjusted the length of my face and the centering of my eyes so I could get what I considered an ideal look. Then I wore Mirja Mills’ gorgeous braided updo that she had for an event last month and has put in her store over the beautiful hairbase included with Uma’s applier.

Tangled Up in Blue

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

Head:  .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Silke Smokey Eyeshadow (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :: PM :: Sophia Gown -all colors- MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: #adored – chained lightning earring – silver by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Nail appliers: #adored – firebolt mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Tangled Up in Blue

The Promise

The Promise

If you need a friend
Don’t look to a stranger
You know in the end, I’ll always be there
But when you’re in doubt
And when you’re in danger
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there

~ “The Promise” by Sturgill Simpson

The Promise

One of my favorite love songs lately has been the one I quote from Sturgill Simpson. It’s a country tune, highly unlikely for me, but so beautifully sung and played, I can’t help but love it, especially its message of friendship and support. And I sport a pre-Valentine’s Day look to match the love with this darling dress from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at the With Love fair. In custom mesh with great textures, a great feature of Ivy’s work, the dress comes with off-shoulder sweetness and a lot of style. I donned Senzati0n Domenitzo’s shoes from the With Love Fair and custom mesh jewelry from Mirja Mills, also from the fair.

The Promise

Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous skins for the OMGacha are a bargain when you consider each is a beautiful piece of work for a ridiculously low price, tradable so you can get the whole set. I sugared up the look with pretty pink lips from Constance Daehlie and a beauty mark from AnyBody. And Truth Hawks recently came out with this lovely curly hair pulled back, an ideal style for a romantic look.

The Promise

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

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

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

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

Beauty mark: #adored – madame beauty mark – monroe – R by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ With Love dress – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the With Love Fair *

Necklace: .:EMO-tions.. * all my LOVE * necklace by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at the With Love Fair *

Shoes: Essenz – Florence (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the With Love Fair *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

The Promise

Lily

Lily

“The noble buoyancy of her attitude, its suggestion of soaring grace, revealed the touch of poetry in her beauty that Selden always felt in her presence, yet lost the sense of when he was not with her. Its expression was now so vivid that for the first time he seemed to see before him the real Lily Bart, divested of all the trivialities of her little world, and catching for a moment a note of that eternal harmony of which her beauty was a part.”

~ Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

Lily

I dressed up for a wedding a few days ago and I was so pleased with my look I had to share it. I named this look “Lily” after the character in “House of Mirth,” because the quote spoke to me. With a beautiful mesh dress from Sissy Pessoa, I was elegant and dressed well without outshining the bride, who was resplendent in white. I loved the bronze tone in the dress and the lush texture Sissy gave to the mesh. I wore lovely shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo and Maxi Gossamer’s newest set for FaMESHed, a gorgeous pearl set that includes texture change for the color of the pearls and the metal.

Lily

Sawsan Secretspy’s glorious skin from the Hipster Fair was a great look for this bronze dress. And a gorgeous braided updo from Mirja Mills (thank god someone is doing them because it’s getting near-impossible to find new updos anymore) made my look complete. Congratulations, Etrone and Jayci. May your partnership in SL be happy and long lasting.

Lily

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Foxy Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Hipster Fair *

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

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

Dress: Baiastice_Kalia dress Lace-Choco by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Arabella Wild Pearls – Long and MG – Earrings – Arabella Wild Pearls – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Lily

P.S. If you saw the photos on Flickr and missed the post, dumb things I do: forget to hit publish on the blog entry. Sigh.

Angles

Angles

“Cock your hat. Angles are attitudes.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Angles

In a few minutes we are wandering out into the freezing cold to get crepes, specifically Parisian crepes. I know I can make these at home but the point is that I need to get out of the house. Thank goodness for SL because it cures a certain amount of cabin fever I have right now. For example, while in RL I have a turtleneck and sweater on but in SL I can dress elegantly for a luncheon of crepes with this sleek silk suit from Poulet Koenkamp. Poulet uses templates—it’s not a big secret or shock. Her RL keeps her plenty busy with a little one and learning mesh-making seems a huge time sink. It doesn’t matter because her textures are so amazing. She turns a simple suit into something fabulous with great fashion sense. And her color change HUD makes it so great to match something up. A handbag from the Oh My Gacha from Kismet Chrome and shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and I am set.

Angles

I went to bed with yesterday’s eyeshadow on and left my brown contacts in from Constance Daehlie so you see them with Sawsan Secretspy’s newest skin for The Big Show. I think it’s actually a very sophisticated look and goes well with Mirja Mills’ sleek hair, which is a group gift (!). I have had this magnificent hat from Pill Kanto in my inventory for months and have wanted to show it with something worthy of its elegance. Cocked at an angle, it has a certain glamour and attitude I need to get me through the winter.

Angles

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Noelle Golden 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at The Big Show *

Eye makeup: #adored – cruz shadow – purpley by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available atAnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – woodsman – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Suit: :: PM :: Adele Suit by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

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

Hat: Miamai_Stratus hat – luxe – cream canvas by Pill Kanto for Miamai

Handbag: Indented: Rebecca l Plum COMMON by Kismet Chrome for Indented, available at Oh My Gacha

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Pink2] *Slink* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Vienna by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Angles

Silent Night—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 24

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright

~ “Silent Night” as done by the Flaming Lips

(December 24, 1818: Father Joseph Mohr first performed his song Silent Night 196 years ago today. Nearly a century later, in 1914, German soldiers on the Western Front sang the song from the trenches and were joined by their British opponents.)

Silent Night

It’s the final day of the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, and I have to be honest, I am relieved. There were so many beautiful gifts given and I wanted to honor each one in my blog entries, but I am exhausted. Well add to this that I made 13 different kinds of cookies and 4 dozen sweet rolls for Christmas. And bought all the gifts and wrapped them, trimmed the tree, and managed to fit a manicure and pedicure in there.

The final gift of the season is, of course, a KittyCat, and this one is absolutely gorgeous with snowflakes across a midnight blue fur and a snowflake collar. Callie leant me a full grown KittyCat for posing but I couldn’t help but grab my own kitten and birth him. Rodwell sits nicely on my shoulder and in my hand.

I took my kittens to Serene Footman’s gorgeous sim and donned one of Kiddo Oh’s special holiday dresses, the Kafkaesque in white. I think this would be a fabulous wedding dress as well as a formal for the holidays. My gorgeous shoes are new ones from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and will be shown again as I love the styling. The shoes and dress fit perfectly over the Belleza mesh body (I did get the Maitreya but opted to wear this body for less hassle as I rushed to get this blog entry done).

Silent Night

I have used Umazuma Metaluna’s new applier for the body, and it works wonderfully across the whole body, including hands and feet. The match to the system skin is almost perfect. And my skin is one of her lovely skins at the Arcade, which is still open and great for grabbing gifts as all is no copy. Pack your gacha extras in boxes and give them to friends! My updo is one of Mirja Mill’s wonderful new formal looks, this one having her great animation for having it up as I show or down in a ponytail with one click. I love that option! Pretty earrings from Kouralee finish the look.

I hope you, my dear readers, all have a wonderful holiday time, no matter what your beliefs. This darkest of nights in the Northern hemisphere and longest of days in the Southern is a wonderful time to enjoy our families and friends and to indulge the wonderful gifts our lives give us. I would like to thank you for continuing to read my blog and wish you a most beautiful holiday!

Silent Night

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LALEEN * /darkred with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 23 darkred – upper side by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 6 (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Leigh Lipgloss 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Applier: [theSkinnery] Belleza Venus Body Applier HUD – toffee by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: Kafkaesque by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::. *

Earrings: Herspherical {Snowflake Earrings} RoseGold by Kouralee for Herspherical, available at Kustom 9 *

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

KittyCat: KittyCatS! – Silent Night – Advent 2014 by KittyCatS for KittyCatS, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses: *Frost* by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Silent Night

The Christmas Candle—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 21

The Christmas Candle—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 21

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

Christmas Candle

The glow of a candle is the warmest sight on a cold dark winter night. Here in the Northern hemisphere, we are coming on our longest night, so a warm light is doubly welcome. I have fun these beautiful holiday lanterns from Winter Thorn to shed light on the beautiful gift that Monica Outlander is giving in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. With a mesh bodice that includes materials (hence the light reflecting off) and a great flexi prim skirt, it’s a piece of Miamai couture you can get as the gift for today!

Christmas Candle

My beautiful illuminated face is Umazuma Metaluna’s lovely gift to her group members. The skin includes teeth, which you can vaguely see behind the lips I added. I never like myself with teeth so I used one of her lipstick tattoos. The eyes are absolutely fabulous and she generously offers it with freckles and, as I show, without. I have one of Mirja Mills’ just-released up-dos she made for MVW, a gorgeous french braided number, just in time for the holidays. And Poulet Koenkamp crafted this spectactular hair piece and earrings for the holidays, which dresses up my look just perfectly, creating a sparkle in the evening darkness.

Christmas Candle

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ELES* with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight autumn by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Estelle – Christmas gift 1 (toffee) BB+H CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lipstick: [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Dress: Miamai_Taylor Emerald by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Headpiece and earrings: :: PM :: Savannah Headpiece and Earrings by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 192 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

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

Holiday Décor: {what next) ‘Gold’ Alpbach Tree Lanterns by Winter Thorn for {what next} *

  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (snowflake) – large
  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (snowy) – small
  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (starry) – large

Christmas Candle

Before the Party—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Before the Party—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” ~ Ron White

Before the Party

Before any party in my house, there is a period of furious cleaning, pulling out the special dishes, setting the ambience. Since the holidays are coming up, I pulled out some accessories for creating the mood. Sway Dench’s fireplace for the Liaison Collaborative is a great centerpiece without flickering fire and Trace Osterham’s collection of bar tray and other party-related items (cleverly named “Eighteenth Amendment”) create a perfect party atmosphere.

Wintery house preparations mean a cozy sweater and tights, this the wonderful cabled turtleneck Missqwerty Pevensey is featuring for Frost with a great shape and wonderfully textured cables. Tights from Maya Levane warm the look up.

But the best part of the look are the other gift today in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, these custom-made boots from LeeZu Baxter. LeeZu has thought to include a darling artistic kitten on her boots with a great colorset, made exclusively as a gift to any takers. Come get her fabulous mesh boots from the calendar today!

Before the Party

Sawsan Secretspy has now released her golden skin tone for the Elsa line and it sure is gorgeous with a deeper tone for girls who want to shine. This set includes heavily lined eyes for a more seductive look. My casual updo with a bun at the nape of the neck is one of Mirja Mills newest and comes complete with her great texture-change HUD. And my gorgeous green eyes are from Constance Daehlie’s new set at Anypose.

Before the Party

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Elsa Golden 03 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – hazel by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyPose *

Sweater: [AB] Sweater Dress Tan by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at FROST *

Tights: (TokiD) un tights -orange 1 by Maya Levane for TokiD

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

Boots: [LeeZu!]  Mia Miu Boots <mesh,resize> /special by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Fireplace: Sway’s [Valerie] Fireplace . wood-medium by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Bar service: {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at The Arcade *

  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Bar Cart (Light) RARE
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Plates (Gold)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Plates (Moss)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Bottles (C)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Bottles (B)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Punch Bowl (Mint)
  • {theosophy} Eighteenth Amendment – Lamp (Mint)

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

Before the Party