Living Grandly

Living Grandly

“Always live your life with your biography in mind,” Dad was fond of saying. “Naturally, it won’t be published unless you have a Magnificent Reason, but at the very least you will be living grandly.” ~  Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Living Grandly

I’m reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics right now and rather enjoying it, so I snagged one of Dad’s pithy ideas for my quote. I hope you’re living grandly as I am. Biography or not, I’ll look good. Start with my slinky party dress from Lisanna Lauria. She has this at District 5 in several colors for girls who like to go out look chic. With a criss-crossed back, it’s really sexy. Paired with wedge sandals from Antonia Millar, also from District 5, which include a great texture-change HUD for different choices, and AvaGardner Kungler’s bracelet for the Dressing Room Fusion.

Living Grandly

My sexy sensuous skin is Inka Mexicola’s offer for the Dressing Room Fusion. I love the eye make-up, the sensuous lips, the darling nose. For the price, it’s quite a look. I wore Kavar Cleanslate’s brilliant updo for the Arcade, choosing to tempt you with the rare, a light brown streaked with rainbow colors. I didn’t think it would go but boy, I like this look a lot—the soft sexy skin from Inka and the beautiful locks from Kavar. This is the way to live life grandly, regardless of Magnificent Reason!

Living Grandly

Hair: Exile::Dancing on my own- sparkle Rare Brown by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at the Arcade (opening tomorrow)

Skin: Essences {Linka02} *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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

Dress: MoDANNA [Luxembourg Collection] Sexy Dress Emerald by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at District 5 *

Bracelets: (Kunglers) TDRF #047 bracelet R – Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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: EMPORIUM – Joss Sandals by Antonia Millar for EMPORIUM, available at District 5 *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Rest

Rest

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~  John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Rest

Summer doesn’t always have to be about tending your garden or sowing your vegetables or mowing the lawn. Sometimes it’s just good to lie down and take in the sunshine, enjoy the breeze and the flowers. I am doing that with some new outdoor furnishings. First a great cushion Sway Dench had made with several poses, perfect for a garden reverie. I love the sheer curtains and the whole idea of a place to just daydream.

Rest

Sway has also made some lovely garden benches in several colors (neutral or colors) that you could scatter about a garden or even a plaza, they are so nicely made. They include several unique poses—not just the boring sitting around kind.

I visited the Aloha Fair and got this great little dress from Antonia Millar that includes several different lovely summery floral textures on a texture-change HUD.  I ran to No21 and had to get this jewelry set from Diaxm. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, all mesh, with great textures and design. We need more jewelry like this in SL!  My great little wedges are Eudora3D’s offering at Uber, with a great HUD that allows texture change on the metal, the two straps and the wedge itself. I loved playing with the different color combos and if you buy two or more color ways, you can mix and match the colors across the HUDs.

Rest

My chair and umbrella I found at the Aloha Fair as well. Myrrine made four lovely different chairs with an umbrella that has a texture change built in to match to any chair. Love the textures. Love the restful recline.

Kavar Cleanslate premiered this great side fishtail braid at Uber. He includes little starfish you can add to the style, but I wasn’t feeling the mermaid vibe this time. The hair looks terrific with this gorgeous skin from Inka Mexicola in one of her newer revamped shades.

Rest

Hair: Exile::Rising Tides by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Uber *

Skin: Essences – Tila {medium02} cranberry by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

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

Dress: EMPORIUM – Flowers Dress by Antonia Millar for EMPORIUM, available at the Aloha Fair *

Jewelry: Ariskea { Turquoise } Mesh Necklace and Bangle by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at N° 21

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

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS]:// Sheene by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Nereida Wedges by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at Uber *

Décor:

  • Sway’s [Walter] Park Bench . green by Sway Dench for Sway’s, created for The Challenge (available in neutrals and colors)*
  • Texture change parasol and table and Relax chair long waited by Myrrine for Myrrine, available at the Aloha Fair *
  • Sway’s [Dreamer] Garden Lounger . meadow by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

Wanda

Wanda

Now her eyes meet mine like green lightning-they are green, these eyes of hers, whose power is so indescribable-green, but as are precious stones, or deep unfathomable mountain lakes.” ~ Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

Wanda

The 100 Block opens today and as you might expect from this event, there’s a lot of sexy seeded in with the regular fashions. Actually, most of it is sexy, especially this corset and stocking outfit from Mariska Simons, one of the exclusives she is offering. With a mesh corset that cinches the waist just right and stockings and panties that can be worn as system pieces or as I do applied to the Cute Azz, it’s a versatile outfit. (Also comes with boob appliers.) I accessorized with cuffs from Muka Release that come with a great texture change HUD that allows a combo of colors across three elements of the cuff. There are also ankle cuffs, but I decided to forego those to wear these crazy-high mules from Antonia Millar which also come with a texture-change HUD.

Wanda

Sawsan Secretspy is offering two exclusive skins at the 100 Block this year. With sensuous shading and sexy makeup, the skins come with appliers for everything (as you can see by my beautiful behind) and is offered in several makeups. Nova Faerye has made three hairstyles for the event with four different texture change HUDs, including this fantastic Chromatic hud. I spent a lot of time today clicking around to explore the options of all these pieces to get the right amount of heat and sexy in the look. The 100 Block opens today with lots to see and runs through the end of the month.

Wanda

“Desire followed the glance, pleasure followed desire.” ~ Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

Hair: little bones. Chromatic. Gods & Monsters by Nova Faerye for little bones, available at the 100 Block *

Skin: .::WoW skins::. Nawra Darktan 01 CL with .::WoW Skins::. Iris Dark eyebrows by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the 100 Block *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Dark Delights by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available at the 100 Block *

Cuffs: *MUKA* Nasla Cuff – Wrist by Muka Release for *MUKA*, available at the 100 Block *

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

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: EMPORIUM – Cross Platform SLink HIGH by Antonia Millar for EMPORIUM, available at the 100 Block *

Chaise: Diesel Works – Elvira Ottoman (Cream/Walnut) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Standing poses by Tutys for Tutys