Kinetic

There is something so attractive about a disaffected girl to some. She is a bundle of pent up potential with nowhere to put it, kinetic energy waiting to release itself on the world. Today’s Valentine roams the grid with a cigarette in her hand and a smartass comment always at the ready. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch her in a moment of vulnerability, and that is what makes her such a find.

Ennui

If you’re lucky enough to find this Valentine, this might be the best gift for her—bra and panties from Annyka Bekkers. Simple, young, it’s not the pieces themselves that make the woman but the woman. Annyka makes understated simple lingerie for women who don’t need all the trappings of garters and straps to pull off sexiness. And it takes a great hand at system pieces to pull this off because there is nothing to distract from the essentials of the work. Annyka pulls it off.

Ennui

I show boots from Kookie Lemon—brilliantly sculpted and textured boots for the woman who simply doesn’t have time for nonsense. The laces, the sole, even the socks—everything is exquisitely detailed and shaped. There is no overexaggeration on these boots—they are incredibly authentic. I swear I just stole them from my dad’s garage.

Ennui

I show here the skin born from collaboration between LeeZu Baxter and Lion Jonesford. Get close to this skin. Take some time with it. It’s not an easy one, but neither is our Valentine. But she’s beautiful and unique and incredibly special.

Ennui

“I light the cigarette to put off the journey, to put off all journeys, to put off the entire universe”

Hair: >TRUTH< Kase 2 – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: INANNA-VERNISSAGE SUN smokey pure by LeeZu Baxter and Lion Jonesford for LeeZu *

Undies: *blowpop* Cassie Low-rise Boyshorts and Bra Set – Black by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Boots: *Kookie* Armarda/ Black Wash by Kookie Lemon for Kookie

Earring: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for The Sweetest Sin

Posing chair: Diesel Works Modelling Chair by Diesel Rogan for Diesel Works Animations *

Touchdown

I said I would be doing a week of special gifties to give your lady friends for Valentine’s. I start out with this one in honor of Sunday’s special game. So this is for you guys who bought the NFL Season Package on cable for your partner so you could “spend some time together.” Yeah, you who got the “Beer of the Month Club” for her anniversary gift. Who taped over your wedding video with Super Bowl XLIII or the World Cup. I know you’re out there, you fools. You should have read my blogs a few days ago and picked her up a beautiful dress to get yourself out of the doghouse. Why don’t you at least get her something you will BOTH like?

Touchdown

This little (emphasize “little”) ensemble is surprisingly made by Sissy Pessoa, who is usually known for her feminine couture gowns and flirty clothes. Let’s start with the sexy bra and shorty shorts with a supple leather texture. How’s that for a little cowhide, guys? Then there are the tube socks. I definitely never expected tube socks from Sissy, but she pulls them off with her usual aplomb.

Touchdown

I cheer up the look with a delicious skin from Gala Phoenix. Nothing like a little glow on the skin to show a girl who is athletic and has the stamina for a full four quarters.

Touchdown

For the final touch, I wore my favorite hi-tops from Coke Dreadlow and clicked around to make them all matchy matchy. Gosh I love these shoes.

Touchdown

And he scores!

Hair: = Hal*Hina = Hair -tina- [honey blonde]  by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Geranium 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Outfit: Baiastice_S_Leather boxer BLUE by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

Shoes: PornStar Hi-Tops MultiColor v2 by Coke Dreadlow for UBU

Football: Football by Thesis Nemeth

Keen for Green

Day two of the great Valentine Day gift hintfest for you dolts.. I mean, folks who need to find things to give your beloved ladies. I am starting early on this so you have plenty of time to pile up the ideas.

Keen for Green

Day two of your shopping trip takes you to a sweet little shop owned by VNP Ninetails. Push all the way to the back room. There you will find gowns based on a common photo sourced bodice with several variations. This one can be found in about 30 colors (!). Its virtues? Well there are the many colors available. I chose this amazing olive green (which always suits a redhead). I was concerned about matching shoes to it, but it comes with the shoes! Then there is that sexy sheen to the material. Photo sourced or not, it looks hot. And check out the back. Ay caramba! Between the strappy sexiness, the dip to the derriere and then that perfectly shadowed bum, well, dang! You can’t do much better. And it’s transferable! (Yes, folks, give it as a gift!)

Keen for Green

I accompany it with copper hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. The skin is a luscious and glowing Alyson from Tricky Boucher. Look at those ripe lips and the beautifully drawn eyebrows (again, the eyebrows.. oy!) But check out the décolletage and the back. With a dress like this showing the sexiest areas, only the best will do.

Let me comment about the poses. I haven’t always mentioned them but this time I have to. I found Diesel Works at the Shoe Fair and have enjoyed Rogan Diesel’s work since. Rogan likes the female body, it’s clear, and he’s prepared to make you feel as sexy as a model as you can dare to pose.

Keen for Green

Step two for showing your honey how beautiful she is:

Hair: ETD Tiana – Copper by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 8 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress with Shoes: .::Vassnia::. Classy Pie by VNP Ninetails for Vassnia

Ring: ALB CLEO GOLDEN flowerball ring (R) hand by AnaLee Balut for ALB

Bracelet: Djinn & Tonic – Coco Blvd Bangles & Skinny Bangles by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Poses: From Venus and Piper series by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works

Romantic song for the day: “You’re the Best Thing” by Style Council

City Girl on the Cheap

I spend an inordinate amount of time in SL in mismatched clothes, crazy hair on my head, whack skins on my body, one shoe on and one shoe off. And sometimes I am wearing a posing stand on my head (which is subject for another blog). Usually when I get the call to run somewhere, I start just dumping things on. I see a folder, wonder what that was again, and throw it on.

City Girl on the Cheap

Today when Raven called me to help her with something, I hastily rummaged through my inventory. I found a folder that said “*Kookie* 50L friday outfit!” Hm. Lessee what that comes up with. I dropped it on myself and watched as I transformed from crazy bag lady to cute urban chick. A dumpy sweater (with one of those center bell-shaped prim things) was replaced by a cute cowl neck turtleneck. Pink stretch pants from the 70s were replaced with cute polka dot leggings. Army boots were replaced by cute little flats.

City Girl on the Cheap

And a crazy pink alpha hair was replaced by this nifty hat with hair. And I paid 50L for the whole nine yards!

The skin, which you can barely see (but look at those beautiful eyes) is Tricky Boucher’s newest Alyson skin. You will be seeing more and more of this as the days go on. It’s gorgeous!

City Girl on the Cheap

Grab me a latte:

Hair: *Kookie*  Kate Hair – antique grey by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 5 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Top: *Kookie* Stud Knitted sweater / dusty ash / gloves by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Pants: *Kookie* Ladybug Leggings grey by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Scarf: *Kookie* Stud knitted scarf –  dusty ash by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Shoes: *Kookie * Ella Petite flats Noir by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Messenger

Sometimes you see a beautiful young woman, dressed cutely, rushing from one thing to another, carrying a large messenger bag. Makes you wonder: Where is she going? What is in the bag? Where did she get those boots?

Messenger

Well this chick has a chic jacket from a little place around on the Japan sim called Meriken. The taylor there, Yaszi Mornington, is expert at making clothes for men (and sometimes women) that are textured well, fashionable and versatile. The jacket includes a very well-done sculpty collar with brass buttons (and is available for men). The pants are from the same spot. Belt is something she found in the back of her closet made by Grue Ling, spray painted gold and threw on.

Messenger

The messenger bag is from Japan, made by onakagoo Waco for ArtMeter. It’s very cool, versatile, and contains… well, in this case, two energy bars, a bottle of water (warm and half drunk), some half-dessicated spearmint gum, a worn copy of Neruda’s 100 Love Sonnets, a CD with “mix from Bennie” scrawled on it in Sharpie, a shopping list, a bottle of ibuprofen (open), 23 200 mg ibuprofen tabs scattered all over the bottom, three ballpoint pens, a notebook, well worn and marked “Journal,” and Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City.

Messenger

Her skin is from Mallory Cowen (young and fresh and beautiful, this one). It’s the new Tasha2 with deliciously creamy skin and pretty eye shadow.

The boots? Well, she’d tell you if you’d ask. These are made by Ju Weissnicht and are sold at several places. Several sizes come in the pack so they are sure to fit you. They are great for walking across the city.

Messenger

Messengers by Boozoo Bajou ;) (“Happiness, it’s the beauty that’s inside you…”)

Hair: Maitreya Malou – Autumn by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: LAQ ~ Tasha2 – 04 [Nougat] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Jacket: Meriken Co. “Josephine” (for female) by Yaszi Mornington for Meriken Co.

Tank: fri. – Layering.Tank – V (Black) by Darling Monday for fri.day *

Pants: Meriken Co. Houndstooth  Pants Pink by Yaszi Mornington for Meriken Co.

Belt: GrueLing Designs – VariaBelt Small by Grue Ling (modified to make the silver gold) for GrueLing Designs

Messenger Bag: ::: ArtMeter ::: Bag S Orange by onakagoo Waco for ArtMeter

Boots: Kboots- black – boxed by Ju Weissnicht for Treads

Beach Animal

I am past the romance of a white Christmas and the frost in the air and the gentle quiet of snowflakes drifting down. Christmas is over, the frost has turned to a bitter cold and the snowflakes recently fell down in a huge wallop.

Beach Animal

Part of my SL is the fantasy aspect, and in today’s fantasy, I am dressed to the nines on a beach somewhere. In fact, in this particular fantasy, it’s sunset and I am about to go to a party at a beach house after a long day of romping in the sun and reading trash novels under an umbrella (with plenty of sunscreen). I am wearing a cute zebra-striped bikini and sarong from Dai Matova (that I picked up at a little stall on a Japanese sim).

Beach Animal

I threw a lot of jewelry on, some of it that I found at that same sim. The earrings and necklace are terrific creations from violett Ellils, and they echo the zebra thing going on. To push it over the top, I have bangles and long nails from kikunosuke Eel. I will caution that the nails are a little tricky—they are no mod (!!) and I ended up changing my hands to a size 25 to fit the size 30 nails. I am not quite sure why either would apply (no mod or having to be size 25), but it may explain why there may be a little misfit apparent.

Tuli Asturias’ sunkissed (of course) Bella compliments the look and now you get an eyeful of her terrific body work, especially the navel and the hands, which show more detail than most.

Beach Animal

Finally, wild and fun shoes from this years Shoe Fair—Onyx LeShelle’s Shantis in a special pattern, Snow Leopard. I made sure my toenails were painted a dangerous black to match my nails.

Beach Animal

Where’s my pina colada?

Hair: >TRUTH< Anya – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Swimsuit: [C*love*r] Swim Bikini 01 (Zebra) by Dai Matova for Ultimate Heroes

Necklace: PP. Feather&string –zebra by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Earrings: PP. Wild E.R –Zebra by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Bangles and nails: *[MANDALA]TAKARA Bangle/Buddha/black nails & Rings by kikunosuke Eel for [MANDALA]

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Snow Leopard by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Peek-A-Boo

A lot of sexy clubwear gives you a full view of everything out there. I am seeing a lot of low hip jeans, deep cut tops, and peek-a-boo nipples and uh, intergluteal cleft. But what if you want to be sexy and provocative in another way?

Peek A Boo

The peek-a-boo ripped sleeves on this top might serve that purpose. I chose this dress from Janie Marlowe, a veteran of SL clothing, as a dress I might want to take out dancing. With it’s ripped sleeves, it’s contemporary and shows some skin, but not in the typical areas. There is something very sexy, though, about a girl who has fabric torn in a sort of animalistic way. The skirt, of course, is quite short. I will say that.

Peek A Boo

I, again, wear this skin from Gala Phoenix because it has that sort of glowy youthfulness with the “raccoon eyes” that comes off as sexy after a night of dancing in a hot club. (And hit has great collarbones, which show under this little lock choker from Launa Fauna.) The almost-sweaty seeming hair is from Mirja Mills, who is kicking out funky and wonderful hair an at unprecedented rate.

Peek A Boo

Finally more peek-a-boo, this time in the boots. Magnifico Miggins makes a great boot here, employing a brilliant leather texture over a very stylish cut-out lattice work boot with sexy zips up the back.

Peek A Boo

Crank it up!

Hair: CRISS hair ( blood) by Mirja Mills for EMO – tions

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Raccoon 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Dress: * **MIS** In Tomb by Janie Marlowe for Mischief

Choker: Lock Choker. by Launa Fauna for LF Fashions

Earrings: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for Sweetest Sin

Boots: z [mm] cage boot special by Magnifico Miggins for Magnifico Exclusive Shoes *

Feeling Like a Schoolgirl

Truth is, I have been feeling it—fresh and young and excited. That’s because a new year is coming, new opportunities, new ideas. It’s all a good thing. I can’t help but feel positive. This schoolgirl is ready for a new year!

Schoolgirl

This sexy schoolgirl look comes together with each element playing its role. First we have the dress from Bou Smythe, which is a prim and proper outfit with its peter pan collar and soft gray texture. Then we have the lunchbox, a dollarbie from Ellide Grau. (Packed with peanut butter and jelly, an apple, and a juice box, of course.)

Schoolgirl

Then we have the beautifully glowing skin from Gala Phoenix. My first purchased skin, way back when, was a Gala skin. It was the state of the art for its time. Then other skins took over the market. But Gala has emerged like.. well, a phoenix.. with a new line of skins. Dewy and girlish, with bee-stung lips and a subtle blush, they are not quite like anything else on the grid.

I wear braids from Parvarti Monday, who makes very beautifully textured and built hair for fri.day. This most recent incarnation is available with a cute stocking cap or with bows as well.

Schoolgirl

Finally, the deciding factor—the shoes. machang Pichot offers these delectably textured loafers as an exclusive at the Designers United III event. With their not-quite-dowdy bow and sweet laced and flowered ankle socks, they are the ideal for pretty schoolgirls everywhere.

Schoolgirl

You make me feel like a giddy schoolgirl:

Hair: fri. – Jennifer.2 – Jealous Red by Parvarti Monday for fri.day *

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Geranium 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Dress: *Bou!Tique* Grey Flannel Ghosts – The Ladytron Dress by Bou Smythe for

*Bou!tique* *

Shoes: DU<3-ANEXX_VaudevillianShoes/Black by machang Pichot for Aoharu (part of Designers United III until January 6)

Lunchbox: [][]Super Mario Lunchbox Dollarbie by Ellide Grau for 8-BiT ME!

Holiday Soirees

One of the things I really believed about the holidays when I was a teenager is that I would be invited to tons of holiday parties where I would have to dress up and “glitter.” (Seventeen really sold us something, didn’t they?) By the time I got in college and beyond, most of the parties were sweater and jeans affairs with boots and puffy quilted jackets. Our sweaters were thrift store finds, our jeans were ripped, and our boots were scuffed. Someone somewhere was dressing up—sure wasn’t me. I couldn’t afford it.

Holiday Soirees

However, I like the idea of it. I like the thought of holiday soirees, invitations overflowing in the mail, rushing to get dressed, champagne and hors d’oeuvres (I have a rich imagination). This dress from Ivey Deschanel would be ideal for such parties. With its full and flirty blue satin skirt and sequined spaghetti strap top, it fits the bill. What really pushes it from girly dress to a more elegant look, however, is the scarf and fishnet tights Ivey includes. The tights.. they are just plain old well done with the right shading and great seams.

Holiday Soirees

I dressed this beauty up with an updo from Truth Hawks. His colors and textures are amazing. (I seem to be blogging him a lot, hm? Well he always has a hair color that suits!) Drop earrings from Sofi Trenkins match this outfit—nothing too elaborate is needed with sequins. And a skin from Lorac Farella with a tonal lip. It really has to be all about the dress—no need to pile on the makeup ;)

Holiday Soirees

Jingle, jingle:

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life Freckled/Tone 5 Warm m7 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: :::Sn@tch Tango (Clothing Layers Only)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Earrings: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Nepheli earrings~ by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Belles – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Leopard Skin

It’s an off day for writing but an on day for fashion. I scored some great things I want to share, but I don’t have any great theme ‘cept they are cool.

Leopard Skin

A wander down to Djinn and Tonic the other day took me into Damon Dollinger’s area (Fear & Clothing–the name alone deserves sales), where he offers some glam and fun stuff for men (and women—I took them over). I found these terrific leopard skin hip huggers with the belt and dang, I had to have them. I ripped them out of some emo boy’s hand and ran off with them.

Leopard Skin

I scurried over to Aranel Ah’s place and found this hoodie to match. She has some really cute separates that mix and match with many things but don’t look the same old, same old. For example, this hoodie has a great zippered front and ends just above the belly button for a little bare midriff.

Leopard Skin

I “dressed” it up with jewelry from Miel. I have some really nice pieces from Miel, sold at inexpensive prices. This set includes beads on loosely tied leather pieces. This is not easy work, working with tiny prims, putting on textures of this intricacy. Mika Nieuport definitely does fine work.

I bottomed out with boots from Annette Voight. With the fine sculpties and the delicious buttery soft textures, these boots are luxurious and sexy.

Leopard Skin

Animal attraction:

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone 4 Warm m3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Top: *BOOM* Park Life Hoodie –Rust by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Pants: –>F&C<—Lowrise Leopard by Damon Dollinger for Fear & Clothing

Jewelry: MIEL LUN SET by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Boots: [Decoy] Jully Boots – Tan by Annette Voight for Decoy

Listening to “All the World (I Tell Myself)” by Correatown