Eastern Romance

Eastern Romance

The moon tries every month in vain
To paint a picture of your face;
And, having failed to catch its grace,
Destroys the work, and starts again.

~ Dharmakirti

Eastern Romance

The RFL Home & Garden Expo is opening on February 14, a perfect day to do double duty in the love department. First, you can go shopping with your sweetie to update your home or buy a new one and second, you can give love to the millions of lives the American Cancer Society helps save with their research, education and outreach.

I am giving you a Bollywood version of romance because I want to remind you that the ACS doesn’t just help people in the US, but also people around the world in conjunction with their many affiliate organizations, Remember, cancer doesn’t know a nationality, so research and education developed via ACS can help anyone. And besides, I love romance and Bollywood romances are the best!

I realize it’s rather incongrous that two people in Indian outfits (most of them supplied by Zaara Kohime, who is, as we all know, the chief devi of Indian wear in SL) should be standing in front of a Japanese temple but in this case it makes complete sense as the temple is one of the items that Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin are offering with 100% of the proceeds going to RFL. It’s a magnificent structure and a beautiful addition to the sims, which are all named “Hope” and were planned and constructed by Kaerri Rae, Cain Maven and Reven Rosca, who are the generous and frazzled organizers of this year’s RFL H&G.

Eastern Romance

Mr. Karthikeyan Engineer is my willing but handsome victim in these “wedding” photos. (A miracle because he’s usually outfitted as a panda.) He made the garland you see both of us wearing, which includes a texture change for different parts of the garland in the fatpack. The garland is a traditional item for the bride and groom in Indian weddings. He is also contributing two other items that will give 100% to RFL–a treasure chest and a dallawali cart (which I hope to somehow feature in another blog because it’s so cool). Karthikeyan is, as you might guess, in India and loves teaching about his culture and life in Southern India.

Besides wearing Zaara’s beautiful clothing and jewelry, I piled on the beauty, which is how an Indian bride is presented to her husband traditionally. Since many Hindu Indian marriages are arranged, the bride arrives bedecked and bejeweled so that the couple’s tour around the fire three times for their wedding ceremony allows the groom to see her sparkle and shine before they enter into their new life together. I was able to combine a darker skin from one of Umazuma Metaluna’s appliers for the Catwa Annie head with an exotic liner from Demi Placebo. Henna mehendi on my arms and hands is traditional makeup and Leti Hax has made a perfect applier that doesn’t go all over the body. My romantic poses are part of a wedding set from Olaenka Chesnokov that I slightly altered with Avimote Posemaker.

Eastern Romance

Hair: AD – top shelf – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, avialable at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) mocca by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Makeup: .euphoric ~Nefertiti Eyeliner ~[Catwa] by demi Placebo for .euphoric

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes / Mesh by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit: Zaara : [Mesh] Chandni lehenga *scarlet* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Garland: MI Garland Female by Karthikeyan Engineer for Mesh India, available at RFL Home & Garden Expo (opens February 14) *

Henna tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Mehndi :: H15005 :: by Leti Hax for Letis

Jewelry by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

  • ZC : Nizam bajubandh (arm band) *white*
  • ZC : Nizam Choodiya (bangles) gold *white
  • ZC : Nizam Jhumka (earring) *white*
  • ZC : Nizam necklace (long) *white* (chest)
  • ZC : Suvarna kundan head jewel 2
  • ZC : Suvarna kundan necklace
  • ZC : Suvarna kundan nose ring
  • ZC : Suvarna payal (anklet)

Shoes: Zaara : Janya jeweled sandals *crimson* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Taken with the [[RH]] GOJYUNOTOU -Japanese Temple Tower-  (exclusive) by Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin for  [[RH]] Design House, available at RFL Home & Garden Expo (opens February 14) *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Model: Karthikeyan Engineer

Taken at the RFL Home & Garden Expo

Eastern Romance

Couer de Parisienne

Couer de Parisienne

Toute seule, hélas! je suis désormais
Et pourtant je croyais
Lire dans ses yeux qu’il m’aimait

~ “Couer de Parisienne” by Rufus Wainwright

Couer de Parisienne

If you don’t think women in Paris wear high high heels, you are so wrong. I have been there twice and have seen women traipse through the cobblestone streets in the most death defying shoes imaginable. I have also seen them wearing fur coats over short dresses. This blog is entirely true. Kalopsia’s new Paris Je T’Aime region, absolutely gorgeously laid out and rendered, is the scene of my virtual Paris, and my love affair with the city has been renewed.

That being said, my cute little knit dress is one of Asia Rae’s newest, a smexy knit dress in great warm shades (I chose chocolate). Topping is a full fur coat from Cocoro Lemon for Shiny Shabby, an unabashed nod to luxury for this delicious city. Jewelry is a simple set from Monicuzza Babenco for The Dressing Room. And my shoes are a pair from Glamistry, completely impractical, completely sexy.

Couer de Parisienne

Sawsan Secretspy is out to please all her customers, so she makes appliers for mesh heads but she appreciates not everyone wants to own one. So she is still putting out beautiful system skins for the ladies who want variety in their look. My ponytail is Mina Nakamura’s for Hairology, which is opening today, giving long bangs to peek out from and a casual elegance for a walk through Paris.

Couer de Parisienne

Hair: MINA Hair – Helen (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Hairology *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Nina 2016 Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Anybody *

Eyes: .ID. Classic Eyes v2 – Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Coat: *COCO*_LongFurCoat(DarkBrown) by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Dress: [AR] Dress ARYA – Choco by Asia Rae for Asia Rae *

Jewelry: *YS&YS* Almea Choker and Earrings Copper by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Dressing Room *

Shoes: Glamistry : ANGELICA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at – Paris Je T’aime –

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Couer de Parisienne

A Woman’s Sword

A Woman’s Sword

“Apparently, a woman can only go so long without a sword between her hands.” ~ Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

A Woman's Sword

Who said women can’t be warriors? I suited up in Sands Leavitt’s gorgeous armor for We <3 RP and felt instantly fierce. In mesh with materials in the textures, the armor is not just protective—it’s gorgeous. Instead of using his mesh chain mail underneath, I found that Tatyana Ultsch’s awesome top applier from the Jack and Jill Hunt, served the purpose. Long tall boots from Bax Coen in fitmesh with a metallic sheen adds quite a bit of sexy. Regal (and totally unnecessary but important for the look) wings from DeathRowDesigns make me look even that bigger and fiercer.

Even sexier is Solange Cerveau’s thong. While normally I wouldn’t feature something so itsy bitsy as a piece itself, in this case I have to highlight Solange’s great work on something so seemingly insubstantial. She has made the thong fit the major bodies, and it fits to a tee, as you can see. It also comes with a texture-change HUD so you can wear it with several outfits. She includes a “modesty” piece, a sort of codpiece for ladies, that allows the thong to be worn under skintight skirts to cover your mesh girl parts (for all those underskirt cammers).

A Woman's Sword

Shylah Honey made new hair for Fameshed that’s totally gorgeous with a great hairline and beautiful flowing locks. There are 2 million long hairs in SL (I might be exaggerating but not by much) but conquering that is another thing and Shylah has found a secret formula in this look. I am wearing Lara Hurley’s luscious skin on the Karin LeLutka mesh head and it’s absolutely stunning. Somehow Lara is able to work past the limitations of mesh heads to add a uniqueness to the look, imbuing them with beauty.  A Woman's Sword

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Scout Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin Applier: Lara Hurley – Cerise Midtone LeLutka Applier by Lara Hurley for Lara Hurley

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Amber by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Armor: [Azuchi] Cecil Chest Plate, Corset, Neck Place and Shoulder pieces in Brass by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at We <3 RP *

Top: :::insanya::: SheerShirt – 8 Styles by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available for the Jack and Jill Hunt *

Thong: Solange – Thong Panty – MLara by Solange Cerveau for Solange *

Wings: DRD-Devine wings/glow -dark veins by deathrowdesigns for Death Row Designs

Headpiece and bracers: Revenge Crown and Revenge Bangle by AinaraLuas for Luas Store

Sword: MadPea Return of the Light – Longsword of Iau by Rag Randt for MadPea Productions *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Metallic all Colors (Maitreya Lara)  by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Poses by Nancoix Urquan for {NANTRA} *

Taken at Telrunya

A Woman's Sword

The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

“How peaceful life would be without love. How safe, how tranquil… and how dull.” ~ Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

Valentine’s Day is coming up so a long of roses are going to be gifted through Marketplace in the next couple weeks.I am wearing an outfit from Ariadna Garrigus that’s a taste of sexy for strolling the grid. With mesh jeans, a draped silky tank and a nicely shaped jacket on top, it’s a great look for going out or shopping. I wore Senzati0n Domenitzo’s boots for Shiny Shabby with it and Maxi Gossamer’s new heart-filled pearl choker for Fameshed. It has color change for both black and white.

The Name of the Rose

Not everyone on the grid is sold on mesh heads yet, and this skin is a beautiful look for a Valentine. This time she has blond brows, so I am able to wear one of Queue Marlowe’s gorgeous new lush looks with abundant curls.

The Name of the Rose

Hair: AD – deborah – LIGHT BLONDES by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin:  .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Victoria Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at SWANK *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Gigi eye -Deep Blue- by Keiba for [UMEBOSHI], available at SaNaRae

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit: ***ArisAris~Gara23~Light My Fire by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Constanina – Low Neck by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Boots: Essenz – Glasgow (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Goizane for Fashiowl, available at the Thrift Shop (opening February 7) *

The Name of the Rose

Crave

Crave

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
~ Anne Brontë

Crave

I just updated my computer. New SSD and Windows 10. This is a revelation. It’s like getting your old car detailed and tuned up and climbing in to peel out down the highway. I am still uploading all my programs but it sure is great. Today’s outfit features Hilly Haalan’s sexy lace-hemmed dress. It comes with a texture change HUD that has a ton of luscious colors and fits my Maitreya body pretty well. I accessorized with darling slip on mules from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a gorgeous jewelry set from Zuri Rayna, which she has put out for your early Valentine’s Day shopping (hint, hint, guys). The set comes with earrings, necklace, bracelet and a gorgeous hair comb.

Crave

My beautiful applier is Rocketta Haven’s new applier for LeLutka heads. With a delicate face and a subtle touch, Rocketta has made a gorgeous and unique face for the LeLutka heads. Each applier comes with a set of shadows and lipsticks and an Omega body applier. You can purchase additional eyeliners and lipsticks separately. MissAllSunday Lemon’s lush hair for Fameshed makes my look complete. I love her new HUDs!Crave

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Mackenzie Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin applier: KOOQLA – PomPom (02) with KOOQLA – PomPom Black Eyeliner by Rocketta Haven for KOOQLA

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [hh] Jolene Dress Lace MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna~Only You Rose Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings V2 Champagne/Cuppa by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Nail appliers: [LB Razor Color] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Granada (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang Crave

How Far

How Far

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.” ~ Haruki Murakami

How Far

I took a trip down to Furillen in my traveling outfit, a set of comfortable and subtly sexy pieces from ValentinaEvangelista. The top is a fit-to-form body suit, perfectly made to the Maitreya body. She has matched it with low-slung trousers, barely held up with a belt, quite probably my boyfriend’s pants that I put on as I slipped out the door. With a great texture and wonderfully rendered folds, the pants fit a bit loosely. Thank goodness for the belt. I accessorized with a great tie from Kitt Ragu (I have wanted one like this for a long time!) I love how Kitt always sizes to men and women—it allows a lot of fashion flexibility! Darling oxfords from roscee that include a texture-change HUD so I could mess with colors to match up and a cute little travel case from Zen Zarco finishes me.

How Far

I resized Johnfrancis Laville’s porkpie hat to fit. If you ever check out his store, the man is SL’s milliner for guys, with a variety of amazing mesh hats to complete any look, and most include a resize script. My lovely locks are JourdanMcMillan’s contribution to Hairology this month, and I chose her lightest blond with roots. I spent some time deciding what brow color to choose from Deesselle Destiny’s lovely Catwa applier skin. With freckles scattered over the cheeks, a thick defined brow and a pretty nose, I accentuated my eyes with liner on the applier and slicked on a red lip from Catwa’s HUD. Finally, thanks Senna, for making me find the look!

How Far

Hair: ::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Anabel. by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: DS’ELLES-(WEAR) Applier Catwa head mesh- ROSE – NEVA by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles *

Makeup: *YS&YS* Glamour Makeup Applier- Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Dressing Room

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes / Mesh by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit: :V.e. Katherine Belted Trousers MAITREYA FIT Hazel and :V.e. Katherine Knit Bodysuit MAITREYA FIT Hazel by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hat: JfL pork pie hat hemp canvas_charcoal by Johnfrancis Laville for JfL Men’s Store *

Suitcase: <:*BoOgErS*:> Ready to Go Case Brown by Zen Zarco for <:*BoOgErS*:>

Tie: ::K:: Accent Tie Dot-Wine female by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::

Shoes: ::ROC:: Wingtip Female by roscee for ::ROC::

Poses: oOo Studio: Travelogue by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Photos taken at Furillen, created by Serene Footman

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. ~ Hermann Hesse

Sanctuary

I am getting to the point in winter where I need greenery and warmth. SL provides that bit of break that I need. A search brought up this gorgeous new RP sim, Telrunya, where I did a little exploring and took photos of my newest outfit, which starts with Sands Leavitt’s dress for Uber. With materials features in the mesh, the dress is fitted to several mesh bodies and includes a bodacious booty. Sands can’t help but imbue his gamer’s aesthetic and experience in the outfit so here you see leather and a sort of fighter girl’s sexy toughness. I paired it with thigh high boots KenadeeCole recently had up for sale and Mea Carnell’s lovely necklace for Cosmopolitan Room.

Sanctuary

Shylah Honey has made a sexy sensuous hair for this month’s Tres Chic, and I really love it and hope I see it on many ladies on the grid because it’s a keeper. I spent a lot of time switching around between the 40 colors on the light brown HUD I had (each one has that many) and enjoyed trying subtly different looks. Sawsan Secretspy is offering this gorgeous skin with stained berry lips at the new Bombshells event. Yes, it’s on my own shape and it feels good!

Sanctuary

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Whitley Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Tres Chic *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Delia Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Bombshells *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [Azuchi] Roma Dress Brown Maitreya by Sands Leavitt for[Azuchi], available at Uber *

Necklace: Meva Alis Necklace Brown by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Boots: REIGN.- Dare Knit Knee High Boots- (Maitreya-Lara)- Mocha by KenadeeCole for Reign

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

Taken at Telrunya

Sanctuary