A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve.
Lovers, to bed; ’tis almost fairy time.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream

A beautiful dress, glowing makeup, sexy up-do.. how many of us log into SL in the evening to dance a little and dream? You can dance beautifully and dream in one of Agnes Finney’s newest releases. With its beautifully done lace bodice and lace-trimmed skirt, this dramatic dress will take you dancing and possibly out for a romantic evening. By changing the silhouette of the typical evening dress—pushing the skirt to an empire waist—the dress sets you out from the crowd.

Midsummer Night's Dream

My skin is a new one from Alexandra Barcelos, who offers soft skins with sexy touches. My hair is one of Mirja Mills’ beautiful offerings for Hair Fair. (She has done all romantic this year—you really need to see her booth.) This hair comes with flowers AND without, so you are not stuck with them if you don’t want. However, with this ensemble, I think they are only fitting.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Look how the pale queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her….
~Charles Best, “A Sonnet of the Moon”

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALICE – flowers * /darkbrown by Mirja Mills for EMO-tions *

Skin: Paige . Bronze . 07 by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Dress: Agnes Queen Trista Champagne by Agnes Finney for My Precious *

Grayness

Grayness

That ambiguous centerpoint
between black and white:
shadow and concrete,
pencil marks, storm-
laden skies, burnished
silver, doves’ feathers.

Grayness

And thus begins a poem written for a dear friend. The poem is all about gray, be it pewter or heather or dove or oyster, pearly or pepper, silver or smoky. This ensemble is an homage to gray. I start with a beautifully drawn tank and skirt from Elie Spot (which I bought at separate times but which went together wonderfully). I love how the sculpty skirt still seems to have movement and lightness, and this is due to the well done shadows in the skirt itself and the clever engineering of the skirt.

Grayness

I top it all with this awesome new style from Elikapeka Tiramisu, which she debuted for 50L Friday. I think women all over SL are popping that on their head and saying, “Dang, I look great!” Face framing, versatile, I anticipate it will become a classic SL style. My skin is a pale one from Alexandra Barcelos, who has heretofore always dropped tan skins on her fans. I think it came out nicely.

Grayness

“Her laughter was a shiny thing, like pewter flung high in the air.” ~ Pat Conroy

Hair: [e] Again – White 05 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for [elikatira]

Skin: Ana . Milky . Sea by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Grey (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: {mon tissu} Joli Beaded Tunic ~ Light Gray by Elie Spot for {mon tissu}

Skirt: {mon tissu} Scattered Birds Skirt  ~ Gray by Elie Spot for {mon tissu}

Necklace: Florina necklace – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things)

Bangles: Florina bangles and Ruma bangles by Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things)

Shoes: AOHARU_WALK_SuedeLaceupSandal_White by machang Pichot for AOHARU

Eclecticity

Eclecticity

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. —Lilly Tomlin

Eclecticity

When someone new meets me in SL, I want to say, no, I don’t look like this. I am constantly in a state of half-dressed, shoeless, wrong hair, mismatch because I am rifling through my inventory looking for another outfit to make. The truth is, I don’t really know what “Harper” looks like anymore. All I know is she is pretty eclectic.

For example, today’s look is a tan, dark-haired, almost-mysterious beauty. With a well-made top from Anouk Spot (and perfectly fashioned with cap sleeves and a pretty bow at the waist), billowing knickers from nakajima Villota and cute granny boots from Cerberus Noel, our girl has a fashionable flair.

Eclecticity

The beauty of this ensemble is in the details—the eyebrow-grazing straight black hair from Truth Hawks and the smooth skin from Alexandra Barcelos. The real beauties of this look, however, are the accessories. First, the eclectic necklace and bracelet from Danielle Astonia with their varied beads and layers of leather wrapped to make a terrific look. Then there are the nails and rings from Chrome Runner, which fit almost perfectly and with a lot of versatility. The set includes a script that allows you to turn on up to five various rings on each finger. I am impressed.

Eclecticity

Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear. ~ Ralph Ellison

Hair: >TRUTH< June – espresso by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Ana . Tan . Ice by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: {mon tissu} Park Avenue Top – White by Anouk Spot for {mon tissu}

Pants: ::bb:: black pants 1030 by nakajima Villota for BEGGARS BANQUET

Necklace and bracelet: *Esmeralda Bracelet Black (Left)* and *Esmeralda Necklace Black (Long) – Chest* by Danielle Astonia for La Forgia Jewels

Nails and rings: [:S&V:] Egyptian Rings & Nails – Silver by Chrome Runner for Sin & Virtue

Boots: *GF* Short Lace-Up Boots[V2] –Black- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

 

By the way, I want to give a shout out to our friends at Linden Lab, especially Oskar (who has put his neck out to let residents chop his head off). It appears that group chat is NOT LAGGING! Muah muah, Seattle and SF!

Under the Sun

I am the Ocean
You are the land
My deep Devotion
Crashes on your Sand

~ “Under the Sun” by Mia Doi Todd

Under the Sun

I heard this song and it took me right to a sunny beach on a private island (no, I was not with William and Kate but perhaps this song would suit them well because it would be a perfect wedding song). I decided in honor of the song I would put on a bikini and a tan skin. This great little bikini was an offering from Zaara Kohime on behalf of the American Cancer Society. It includes her usual exquisite craftswomanship and Indian aesthetic.

Under the Sun

My skin is a new one from Alexandra Barcelos and exudes the rich glow of a healthy beach tan. My feetsies are from Siddean Munro, the queen of terrific tootsies in SL. This windblown hair is a new offering from Truth Hawks.

Under the Sun

Maybe we should spend the summer
Maybe we should spend this Life together
Under the Sun

Hair: >TRUTH< Jacqueline – fudge by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Scarlet . Tan . Ice by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Bronze (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Bikini: Zaara : Esha Bikini *pink* for RFL by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Hair flower: /artilleri/ Hibi hair flower *FLF*by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Feet: SLink Jolie Pied v2.0 Barefeet Medium by Siddean Munro for Slink *

Purple Perfection

Purple is the color of royalty. That’s what makes it classy and remarkable. I put together these great separates to make a purple outfit for a lady of sophistication.

Purple Perfection

First start with this top from Carrie Snowpaw. Carrie has ingeniously made a blouse with a blouse-on sculpty prim addition that makes the blouse look like it’s blousing out at the bust while tight around the waist. She also made some pretty prim buttons and I love the frilled cuffs. My skirt is a versatile piece from Chrystina Noel. With its sculpty skirt and cute tweed texture, it’s a great skirt for many outfits.

Purple Perfection

I have a pretty skin with purple makeup from Alexandra Barcelos and I couldn’t resist wearing eggplant eyes from Ikon Innovia. My earrings were a special pair Abraxxa Anatine made for RFL. And check out the pumps from Pixieplumb Flanagan—inexpensive and chic!

Purple Perfection

When I am a young woman I will wear purple too ;)

Hair: [e] Rhythm – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikapeka

Skin: :F: Kiona .  CB . Spc by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Eggplant Deep (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: Pia Blouse – mulberry by Carrie Snowpaw for Snowpaws*

Skirt: ** [ Riddle ] ** Wool Skirt – Purple by Chrystina Noel for [ Riddle ]

Earrings: EarthStones Karuka Earring – Silver/Amethyst by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones

Shoes: BM Audrey Pumps – Pinks & Purples by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

P.S. My friend, Teshan, has started a new feed called “Style Academy.” Check it out ;)

Dress Up

One of the most appealing features of SL, of course, is the ability to dress up our avatars. This game of dress up is an entire dissertation in itself. Let’s just leave it at liking to put together pretty colors for today ;)

Dress Up

I got this little dress from youki Cioc’s eclectic store a while ago and have been trying to find a time and place to show it. I love the multiple layers of prims, the big blooming cabbage rose print, the lovely use of the shoulder pieces and armlets. I had been wearing Pixieplumb Flanagan’s new little sneakers and the color matched perfectly while the style was a tomboyish juxtaposition, so why not? A pair of lacey ankled socks from Naoki Ninetails just made the look complete.

Dress Up

When I put together outfits it’s always an odd process. I have to be inspired by something—a song, a quote, the start of look. This time it was the freckles I got from Launa Fauna. I had seen freckles on another avatar as a tattoo layer and I found them charming. This inexpensive tattoo layer really did the trick layered over Alexandra Barcelos’ new Kiona skin (which I am wearing twice in a row here, but isn’t it just perfect?). Then I popped on this ginger hair from Queue Marlowe (who is off to the Continent for a few weeks—I miss her already) and this darling hat from siestabrill Nitely. What a gorgeous face.

Dress Up

And she was fair as is the rose in May. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

Hair: AD – ginger chestnut by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Kiona . Pale . Passion by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins*

Tattoo Layer: L.Fauna EXTRA FRECKLES [Tan] by Launa Fauna for L.Fauna Skins

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Mint (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: xxYOMESHOUJOxx *ViR* by youki Cioc for YomeShoujo

Socks: >GG< Vicki Lace Socks by Naoki Ninetails for Locke Couture

Hat: Oiseaunoir_*Headdress*PK by siestabrill Nitely for *un Jour*

Shoes: BM Candi Lo-Top Sneakers Aqua by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

I Want Candy

I know a guy who’s tough but sweet
He’s so fine, he can’t be beat
He’s got everything that I desire
Sets the summer sun on fire

I want candy….

I Want Candy

This sweet little outfit from Indyra Seigo reminds me so much of peppermint starlights and tangy cherry lollipops. With its candy-striped skirt and bodice, darling ribbon belt and cute cropped jacket complete with rose, a girl can feel sweet and pretty.

I Want Candy

My skin is a new offering from Alexandra Barcelos. It adds to the sweetness of this look with its gentle blush and charming demeanor. I wear bright blue eyes from Ikon Innovia and darling ponytails from Truth Hawks.

I Want Candy

Finally sweet little delectable clogs from Fallingwater Cellardoor that make the entire outfit pretty and mouth watering.

I Want Candy

So sweet, you make my mouth water
I want candy, I want candy

~ “I Want Candy,” as sung by Bow Wow Wow

Hair: >TRUTH< Cleo – blood by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Kiona . Pale . Passion by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Indyra La Capitaine by Indyra Seigo for Indyra

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Candy Clogs – red by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things *