Suddenly

Suddenly, I walk on by a vision of your blue eyes, so lovely
And suddenly, you’re back with me, over hills and valleys deep you find me
Oh the nights seem so long and the days carry on in spite of how I long for you
And the stars up above are invited to fall Into these open arms of mine.

~ “Suddenly” by Ala.Ni

Suddenly

This song just won’t leave me alone. It’s lovely and beautiful and sentimental and though the lyrics aren’t the best, the singer makes it work. So I had to use it for this blog, where the dress, from Fashionboi Landar and Justice Topaz, makes it. From the Shiny Shabby event, it’s a perfect mix of silk and girly with a little sexy in the mix. I styled it with applied corset stockings from Moonbubble Gothly, the cute flats from Shaleene Kenin, and a jewelry set from LouLou Teichmann, the latter two from Shiny Shabby as well.

Suddenly

Monica Outlander has released a set of her Sprites for the Arcade, a group of animals she has created from felted wool and crystals and herbs in real life that she has replicated in SL. Darling little animals, cute for decorating your home either singularly or in multiples, especially if you grab the cute shelf she gives for displaying them. My hair is Truth Hawks’ absolutely gorgeous piece for this month’s boho-themed Uber. I love the loose braid, the textures and the darling accoutrement that come with a color change HUD so you can mix them up, or just not wear them. I absolutely love this hair, and I am not usually a braid fan. I am again wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for Designer Circle because I felt like I had hidden it behind glasses in my last post and wanted to show how truly pretty it is.

Suddenly

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delphine with Butterflies and Flowers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Romina Golden by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: Rowne.Anouk Silk Dress – Pearl by Justice Topaz and Fashionboi Landar for Rowne, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Bracelet (Chantilly) with Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Chain Optional and Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Ring (Antique) by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stockings: [ bubble ] Beige Socks  Appliers HUD by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 231 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

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

Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Black for SLINK by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Décor: Miamai_Sprites For Arcade by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at the Arcade *

  • Miamai_Sprites_Bear Strenght
  • Miamai_Sprites_Cat Love
  • Miamai_Sprites_Crow Protection
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer RadiantLove RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer Spirituality
  • Miamai_Sprites_Display FREE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Fox GoodLuck
  • Miamai_Sprites_Owl Friendship
  • Miamai_Sprites_Protection Hanger RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Wolf Focus

Suddenly

In Purple

In Purple

“If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.” ~ Dorothy Parker

In Purple

A short-as-can-be mini dress,and I am hoping to have a party! This great strappy leather dress with a wonderful tie up the back comes from Beanster Potato, a lot of mesh goodness in a very small package. And as always, Beanster includes a texture change HUD for five looks. I matched it up with the heels Glamistry offered for 21 Shoe. You can’t get these colors anymore but you can get this sexy platform shoe at his store. My unicorn horn from Maxi Gossamer for this month’s Collabor88 is my favorite piece of luck.

In Purple

Shylah Honey made this fabulous hair for the Fantasy Collective and with its literally flowing locks, it is perfect for mermaids but also for a girl who is going out and wants a little fun in her look, especially with dyed ends. Sawsan Secretspy has made this gorgeous skin for the Designers Circle. I put it on and the dewy skin, the soft and glossy lips, the exquisite eyes—they begged me to take them out to party. I did!

In Purple

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Alba Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fantasy Collective *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aleida Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Brown).Light by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

Dress: 20.FIVE Mesh: Lipita Dress by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Electra Unicorn Horn – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Ring: MG – Rings – Unicorn Maiden Star – Large by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Shoes: Glamistry : STATICE Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

In Purple

Magic

Magic

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats

Magic

I wanted to share this beautiful dress because it has a certain magic. Kiddo Oh creates her own custom mesh and has translated her skills to making absolutely gorgeous evening gowns, combining translucent laces with frills and satin. I am so lucky to be showing this gown because it is a review copy of only 100 that will be sold at the Luxury Fashion Fair, where all the pieces being sold are limited. This is an awfully gorgeous piece to be limited to 100 on the grid with the lace top, pink buttons running down the back, pink satin ribbon around the waist and skirt and beautiful frills, and all this done completely in mesh!

Magic

Nicole Egozy has finally come out with her newest skin and it’s absolutely gorgeous. With fine, exquisite features, the skin includes a ton of appliers (though none for favorite mesh bodies—yet). She also includes a variety of tattoos with cleavage, eyebrows, hair bases, and other layers to help match mesh pieces to the body. I added an eyeliner to dress up the skin, which is a gorgeous palette for makeup layers. Kikunosuke Eel has had a sale going on, which I ran to, of course, because he will be retiring pieces soon. I am not sure if this set of earrings is included, but make sure you get there. And MissAllSunday Lemon’s lovely side-swept curls is an elegant alternative to wearing an updo with a formal dress. I chose this pretty pink to highlight the colors of the ensemble.

Magic

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

Skin: Egozy.Hyolee (Tan).BRIGHT with Egozy.Hyolee.LipsGloss.(Add)(Tan) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Liner: I ALEIDA I Eyeliner  A 003 by Aleida Rhode for Elysium

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

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Ma Petite – Gown – Limited Ed. by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Luxury Fashion Fair 2015 *

Earrings: A SMALL [MANDALA]KABUKI EARRINGs/Shangri-La PINK by Kikunosuke Eel for Mandala

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

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

Magic

Diana

Diana

Diana, she loves me
No innocence or compromise
Diana, she loves me
The only way she knows

~ “Diana” by Paolo Nutini

Diana

This sexy, sophisticated song seems to match the look I put together for today, so let’s call her “Diana.” First is Harry Hyx’s on spot top, a constructed tunic, sleeveless and belted in front with a graphically appealing open back and asymmetric hemline. This mesh piece is wonderfully rigged and fits very well with a great alpha. Underneath I chose wide-leg slacks from Datrip Blackbart, which he will have at the next Showroom. New boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, discounted at this month’s Thrift Shop, finish the look.

Diana

Umazuma Metaluna’s newest skin as the most arresting eyes, verging on a beautiful maturity that gives the skin a ton of character and reveals a woman of substance, not just a pretty princess. With Uma’s characteristic sensuously full lips (which I adored with her customizable lipstick from another set), the skin includes a beautiful hairbase and her lush skin tones. Truth Hawks just came out with another wavy long style, with curls corkscrewing down beautifully with his lovely textures. And Maxi Gossamer presents this artistic set of jewelry at Collabor88, a fatpack in one with her texture change scripts.

Diana

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

Skin: [theSkinnery] Meysha – November Moon (toffee) DB+H CL1 with [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 1 (new) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at November Moon *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Top: ISON – bandage back top – (plum) by Harry Hyx for Ison, available at Collabor88 *

Slacks: Legal Insanity – autumn flared pants rose by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Showroom *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Ring – Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands:Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant 1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Maai Slink * Fingernails * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Boots: Essenz – Helsinki (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Thrift Shop *

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

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely swears to me this look gets the chicks. I can kinda see why. There’s the studied insouciance, the combination of patterns and a sort of funky warm masculinity that shows a touch of boyishness and vulnerability, which is so Barely.

What Barely's Wearing Today

 

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Tableau Vivant – M4rilyn Magic – Victor Hair in Browns

Skin – Hermony – Hermanni Laville – Symon in ST2 @TMD

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter

Jacket/Shirt – V-Spot – VerTig0 Sands – Vintage & Cool  Jacket in Green

Pants – Gabriel – Takuya Jinn – Plaid pants in Red

Glasses – Yummy – Polyester Partridge – Diane Frames

Socks – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Sock Tops in Nautical Set #3

Boots – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Le Grimpeur Boots in Monazite

Caught in the Wild

Caught in the Wild

“So, I ask you. Who is the happier elf? She who has braved the seas of life and risked everything, or she who has stood upon the shore and merely existed?” (based on a quote by Hunter S. Thompson)

Caught in the Wild

As it’s known, sometimes I am too lazy to do my own blog so I pull in another avatar who has a fabulous look to stand in for me. Today I feature the avatar Omenapu, who so kindly offered to pose for me and write something up.

She is a tribal elf, wandering the demilitarized territory between two great civilizations. Stealing and hunting to make a living, and rarely mixing with humanity.

Much of this outfit was created by the masterful Pucca Firecaster, whose texturing and design of all things fantasy is second to none. And just begs to be layered and mixed.

 

Caught in the Wild

Don’t be afraid to play with attachments and mix-and-match accessories to achieve a style. Custom tinting is very easy to do on moddable items and can be all you need to tie an outfit together.

I tend to use only moddable items when making an outfit in SL. Very often, I will see a particular part of an item that I like, but do not necessarily care to use the whole item. I’ll edit a face and make parts invisible, and link and attach things in places for which they were not designed, just to get that certain je ne sais quoi.

 

Caught in the Wild

(Credits as given by Omenapu)

Makeup:
:LP: (Little Pricks) Tears of the Crow Face Tattoo v2
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Les%20Reves/104/172/35
– DAMNED – War Stripes Black
– DAMNED – Black Spray
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Les%20Reves/104/172/35
~Blacklace Beauty~ Hi-Gloss Lips
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blacklace/189/131/41

Ears:
*~*Illusions*~* Sylph Ears
*~*Illusions*~* Wrapped Cords for Sylph Ears
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Twilight/191/238/41

Hair & Hair Accessories:
~Tableau Vivant~Nyoki Hair (Winter)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/128/128/23
+Spellbound+ Warrior Feather Headpiece
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Okinawa/93/35/3019

Body & Skin:
-Belleza- Venus
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Belleza/127/78/27
Glam Affair – Roza Basic – Africa – Clean BL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/128/128/23
(Omen’s own shape)

Eyes:
IKON Promise Eyes (Mesh) – Dune
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/502

Nose-Bone:
AITUI – Bull Horn Septum Piercing – Rodeo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AITUI/128/128/42

Collar:
{XA}A Kurs Demand – Collar (black)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Causality/128/124/30

Top: Wild (Gray Cords)
Skirt, Arms, Collar, Thighs: Voodoo
Leg-wraps: Tear Off
Necklace: Trapped Soul
Pauldrons: Raven Pauldron
Bow: Forest’s Scourge
All from PFC
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pirate%20Cove/130/119/53

Precious

Precious

But not me, baby, I’m too precious

~ “Precious” by the Pretenders

Diana

Barely said this Pretenders song suited my look, and I agreed. Start with the short belted fur coat and leather pants from Ariadna Garrigus, a sort of high fashion look with an uptown downtown fur coat with zippers at the ankles of the super skinny pants. I wore Senzati0n Domenitzo’s awesome ankle boots with this look, loving how the zippers align. My necklace is one of the prizes in the Blood Letters Hunt from MadPea, offered by Maxi Gossamer. It’s an adult story (so not for child avatars, thanks), and this necklace suits the sexy noir story perfectly.

Diana

A new skin from Sawsan Secretspy, with luscious glimmering lips, has been made smoky with the addition of an eye makeup from Joanna1 Lewsey (thanks, K!). That little beauty mark on the lip makes it, in my opinion. My hair is a great cut from MissAllSunday Lemon for the Xiasumi School Festival. I am positive she meant it as a much more innocent style (school, right?), but it looks so perfect for this ensemble, echoing Chrissie Hynde or Joan Jett. I love a layered style like this!

Diana

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Kokoro Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Night shadow by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at the Xiasumi School Festival *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Poison Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Makeup: 2.0 Tattoo Eye Layer Damn Black by Joanna1 Lewsey for –Mystique-

Eyes: 2moro* Be the light eyes – black by Reira Islay for 2moro

Outfit: ***ArisAris AA66-1 Highborn by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at True Fashion Times (opening November 8) *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Diamond Dagger – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, out for the MadPea Blood Letters Hunt *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*