Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

So kiss me and smile for me,
tell me that you’ll wait for me,
hold me like you’ll never let me go.

~ “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver

Leaving on a Jet Plane

The sims at Fashion for Life are all about travel, so of course some of the designers jumped in. Nancoix Urquan chipped in to the theme with a set of poses complete with a suitcase prop that has texture change. Of course, everyone is taking photos on Troy Vogel’s sim with this set because it’s so perfect. Troy built the sim despite a personal RL move, and I love him and his bears to pieces for his generous contribution to Fashion for Life.

Sysy Chapman has always been a big supporter of Fashion for Life as well, and she is offering this great dress in several version with a portion of each sale going to Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. With her great bright textures and sexy silhouettes, she makes my travelling girl look fresh and sexy. With little espadrilles from Freya Olivieri and jewelry from JuneMonteiro and Moonsoul, I have Fashion for Life covered.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Don’t you hate the women who come off the plane looking fresh and rested, not a crumple in their clothes, not harried or tired? That would not be me. I would be the one posing on the tarmac and missing my connection regardless of how great I look. My skin from Inka Mexicola gives me that tan traveled look with a high-fashion makeup for glamorous traveling. Add this great feathered hair from Alice Demonia, which she is offering at the Thrift Shop, half off (in price, not style) with a great HUD for texture changes. I’ll catch the next flight out.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane,
don’t know when I’ll be back again.
Oh, babe, I hate to go
.

Hair: *Alice Project* Kimberly [M] – Basics by Alice Demonia for Alice Project, available at The Thrift Shop *

Skin: Essences – Athena TDRF *moka* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes:  [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: SYSY’s Wanderette – Aqua Coral by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek

Jewelry: .:JUMO:. Ikenna Bangle Color Agate and .:JUMO:. Ikenna Necklace Color Agate by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:., available at Fashion for Life on FFL Promenade *

Bracelet: Opal*Kalan Green Bracelet [1] by Moonsoul for Opal Jewelry, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Meander *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 216 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek *

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

Shoes: *MC* (Slink Mid) Rosa Espadrilles #Mint by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, sponsor of FFL Voyage at Fashion for Life *

Poses: {NanTra} Jet Set (includes suitcase for poses) by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Voyage *

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go!

Everything must go on every floor
Markdowns you’ve never seen before
Everything that isn’t bolted down is up on the block and open for offer
We need to travel light on this journey
And we won’t need all these things where we’re going

~ “Everything Must Go” by BNLX

Everything Must Go!

Fashion for Life is on and EVERYTHING MUST GO! Get down there NOW for great fashions and skins and jewelry and shoes and hair! Not sure the hard sell is going to work but let me try a little soft sell with this gorgeous outfit from Dainie Fraina. I have been a too-secret fan of Dainie’s—I really love her clothing, which is tinged with African and in this case, Indian influences. Her HUD is easy to use for texture change on this outfit and allows separate changes to the top, skirt and hair flower. I love the beat of the djemba every time a change is made. A portion of every sale is donated to Relay for Life.

Freya Olivieri is one of the sim sponsors and she has always been a strong supporter of Fashion for Life. She is offering several pieces with 50% donation to the American Cancer Society on top of her generous donation to be a sim sponsor. The gorgeous earrings I wear are just the tip of the iceberg as far as the beautiful pieces Freya is offering, and her pieces are top notch, from the design of the mesh to the textures to interface and scripts.

Everything Must Go!

I wimped out and put on one of my favorite newer skins, Ria, from Shyla Diggs. I just dig Shyla’s makeups and the way it fits my shape. Belleza skins never seem to go out of style. My hair is Queue Marlowe’s very newest, a flexi ponytail on a mesh head piece. And of course, it comes with Queue’s handy texture change HUD and great textures!

Everything Must Go!

And who knows what bounties wait where we’re going….

Hair: AD – ever – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 3 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: Artizana – Lakshmi Mesh Sari by Dainie Fraina for Artizana Ethnic Couture, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Excursion *

Earrings: *MC* Gypsy Beads L #Salmon by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, sponsor of FFL Voyage at Fashion for Life *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 217 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek *

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

Shoes: ANE Strappy Heels Red by Anemysk Karu for ANE, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Amble *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Iris

Iris

In the spring a livelier iris changes on the burnished dove;
In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

Iris

My Siberian irises are going to bloom one day soon, I hope. I see the abundance of leaves coming out of the ground. When they arrive, it’s as if Monet visited the side of my house. This dress from Spooky Mistwallow that she is featuring at Fashionart, with its lovely abstract flower print and elegant long shape, reminded me of those irises. Spooky does use mesh templates, but she does more than just throw a texture on. She understands the silhouette of the mesh and includes artistic touches such as flower at the shoulder and this long flexi translucent scarf with a gorgeous texture to turn the dress from simply cute to gorgeously sexy.

I spent a fair amount of time finding shoes to go with the dress and discovered Freya Olivieri’s lovely sandals for Slink feet that include a texture change HUD to manage the bow, inner and outer soles and the heel. It was a perfect match!

Iris

Inka Mexicola has lately been giving us tender, expressive skins that include beautifully shaped brows, eyes and lips. I love the coloring on this skin that is being sold at The Dressing Room Fusion (which means it’s a ridiculously low price). I was so delighted to match the orchids in Carina Larsen’s new up do with the eye make-up in the skin and the flowers on Spooky’s dress. That bright blue and lavender combo is gorgeous and reminds me of the beautiful irises soon to come.

Iris

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. ~ D H Lawrence

Hair: Amacci Hair Sol ~ Natural Brown with * Amacci Hair Flowers ~ Orchids (Sol) by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: Essences – Siggy TDRF01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: :KR: Oils On Velvet Gown – Purple  by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock , available at Fashionart *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set I HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *MC* Heartbreaker Sandals – Lilac – [Slink Av Enhancement] by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri

They’re My Friends

They're My Friends

All my life I’ve been searching for something
Something I can put my finger on
Baby, I’ve been living for the weekend
Baby, I’ve been living for this cyber soul

~ “Friends” by Band of Skulls

They're My Friends

I think Band of Skulls wrote this song for everyone in SL. Don’t we often come here just to be with our friends and let our hair down? Dance without having to dress up in RL, without having to drink or push in the crowds or find parking?

I’d go out in this dress from Freya OIivieri, which is one of six colorways she is selling at the Black Fair, which is opening on Friday. No, they are not all black, blessedly. There is some color in there. I particularly appreciated the embroidered skirt on this version. The dress comes with Lola appliers, but I chose to wear au naturel so I could show off the gorgeous necklace Freya is also selling at the Black Fair.

They're My Friends

My gorgeous hair comes courtesy of Mirja Mills, who is rocking mesh and making styles everyone can love. I love how this turns so well with this pose, one of the many Meccaa Resident is selling at the Black Fair, which opens Friday. I couldn’t help but wear one of Tricky’s Belleza Best Buy skins—it’s so perfect for this blonde look.

They're My Friends

Every Friday just about midnight
All my problems seem to disappear
Everyone that I miss when I’m distant
Everybody’s here

I need love ’cause only love is true
I need every waking hour with you
And my friends ’cause they’re so beautiful
Yeah, my friends they are so beautiful
They’re my friends

Hair: .:EMO-tions.. * KALINDA * /lightblonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:.

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley Med BBB 1 Bl by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Melanie Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: *MC* Bustier Dress – Tan by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: *MC* Norah Necklace (Mesh) Olive/Gold by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, available at the Black Fair *

Bracelet: Cute Poison – Lucky Star Bracelet – Gold (L) by Sae Luan for Cute Poison, available at the Black Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Ombre Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Lauren d’Orsay – Truffle Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at The Boutique

Poses by meccaa for .[ pose+ivity ], available at the Black Fair *