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

A Tourist at Home

A Tourist at Home

“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.” ~ Lauren Myracle

A Tourist at Home

I am so ready for a vacation. I have been running the website over at SL11B, posting the schedules and slurls and blog posts and then running around and enjoying the sights, being a tourist at home, as it were. I found the Oceania parcel that Harlequin Rhode and Nephelle Lanate built, which was a perfect site for showing off this amazingly glamorous mesh bathing suit from Zaara Kohime that she is featuring at Summerfest. In Zaara’s inimitable style, the suit is gathered in the middle in a vintage styling made modern and the silhouette, a mesh made by Zaara, is sexy but not crass. Zaara has also made beautiful bejeweled sandals with an Indian influence to be worn with Slink flat feet.

Belle Roussel is celebrating the summer as well with this luxe jewelry set she is offering at the Summer Fashion Festival. With Belle’s characteristic animated gems to represent light sparkling off the facets and her multiple attachments to allow versatility in styling, the pieces make my simple swimsuit more elegant. I am keeping the sun off with a hat by Vivienne Darcy at the Art in Hats even Quan Lavender organized to benefit Feed a Smile. The pairing of hats with photos was ingenious though I found even better was the idea a few designers had of being inspired by RL art, as they do at my museum’s Art in Bloom each year. A portion of each sale of a hat helps feed a child in Kenya so while you enjoy wearable art, you are also giving a child nourishment.

A Tourist at Home

My hair, which I love, is one of the newest from Shylah Honey and Tommy Fairplay. I really like the blonde texture but even more, I love how they made the mesh fall across the front in tendrils as real life hair does. It’s a very subtle difference from other mesh hair but I noticed it right away. Aida Ewing is offering this luminous skin at creation.jp and it’s lovely with a few innovative makeups for different sorts of looks, but I wore this one with its luscious pink lips and blush.

A Tourist at Home

“You can’t go home again.” ~ Thomas Wolfe

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Khaleesi by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair:: *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Cassia – Asia – 05 B by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at creation.jp *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri

Swimsuit: Zaara : Latika swimsuit *aubergine* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Summerfest *

Hat: Miss Darcy – Picture Hat by Vivienne Darcy, available at Art in Hats 2014

Jewelry: Sea Mist Necklace and Bracelet by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, available at the Summer Fashion Festival *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual L & R by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Fingernails and Toenails – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

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

Sandals: Zaara : Janya jeweled sandals *lilac* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Summerfest *

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

Taken at the Oceania exhibit by Nephelle Lanate and Harlequin Rhode at the SL Community Celebration

The Nap

The Nap

“I count it as a certainty that in paradise, everyone naps.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson

The Nap

Paradise sounds good to me if it includes lazy afternoons on a sun-dappled lanai on a beach. Sway Dench has created the lovely hut and Balinese parasol I show here with the sitting cushions for a lovely beach scene, now available at Liaison Collective.

The Nap

With Zlyskritek’s ruffled bikini, I am enjoying the sun (including sunscreen) and taking a much needed rest from all the hustle and bustle of June in SL. I took a trip over to the Thrift Shop, where I found this bikini and the cute purple watch I wear, though really, on vacation, should I be wearing a watch at all? Senzati0n Domenitzo’s darling sandals, which she has at Fashion for Life, are an almost naked alternative to common flip flops and show off my pedicure from Zozicon nicely (which is another exclusive at Fashion for Life).

The Nap

My skin is Aida Ewing’s fresh face for Collabor88, which I am loving with a blue shadow I accidentally left on from Chandra Masala (a beautiful serendipity). My hair is Mina Nakamura’s newest for Chapter Four, a casually pulled back feminine look with her special textures and texture-change HUD, perfect for a relaxing summer… and a nap.

The Nap

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

Hair: MINA Hair – Ilse (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Chapter Four *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – America 02 F by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at Collabor88 *

Makeup: Jalwa – Meenakshi Makeup – Blue by Chandra Masala for Jalwa *

Eyes: pearl – bog wood – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Bikini: Kaithleen’s Beach Ruffled Mini Skirt – Purple and Kaithleen’s Beach Ruffled Top – Purple by Zlyskritek for Kaithleen’s, available at The Thrift Shop *

Watch: AURORA – Mesh Ladies Gold Watch – Lilac and Tribal by X for AURORA, available at The Thrift Shop *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Love Polish – (Slink) Fingernail and Toenail Huds by Zozicon for ZOZ, sponsor for FFL Promenade at Fashion for Life *

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

Shoes: Essenz – Tampa (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, sponsor of FFL Trek  at Fashion for Life *

Beachy stuff: Sway’s [Pantai] Beach Hut – detailed, Sway’s [Pantai] balinese parasol . blue, Sway’s [Pantai] floor cushion B, and Sway’s [Pantai] floor cushion A by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the Liaison Collaborative *

Thank you, Mikalis, for lending me some sand.

Dappled

Dappled

I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

~ William Butler Yeats

Dappled

Fashion for Life doesn’t just have modern dress, you can also find romantic pieces. That’s the thing with FFL—all designers willing to make the donation to have a store are accepted. This way, it’s a group effort by anyone willing to give to Relay for Life and American Cancer Society without exclusivity. So a beautiful old-fashioned dress like this one, which has been made by Bodza Mubble. She has combined a great mesh corset with system pieces and flexi to create this lovely look for fantasy or role play. I gamboled about in the parks at FFL Voyage, enjoying Jara Lowell’s lovely build.

Dappled

My skin is Aida Ewing’s new gorgeous work for Collabor88 with lovely brows, expressive eyes and of course, the gorgeous lips she always has. My hair is Mirja Mills’ contribution for Fashion for Life, which is a great piece for casual wear or RP, and it works great with the pretty headdress from Bodza that comes with the dress.

I want to note that Mirja is a sim sponsor for FFL with a huge donation, and she filled a ridiculous number of RFL vendors with her hair without a peep of complaint or confusion, each one kicking back a portion to RFL. She has always been enthusiastic and supportive of Fashion for Life, and for this, I am so grateful personally. I have If nothing else, buy a hair from her at Fashion for Life because her stuff is awesome and so is she!

Dappled

The golden apples of the sun.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * RENEE* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., sim sponsor for FFL Journey at Fashion for Life *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – America 04 F by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at Collabor88 *

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

Dress: *LI* FFL Traveller of Past Times by Bodza Mubble for Living Imagination, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Amble *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual 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 *

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

Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I

~ “Up, Up and Away” by the Fifth Dimension

Up, Up and Away

Fashion for Life starts in a few days and now the bloggers are going to flood the sims, showing shots of the beautiful builds. Barnesworth Anubis was kind enough to answer my desperate call at the beginning of all this and he built this gorgeous sim with canals to match our travel theme. He has suspended a hot air balloon tethered to the ground (which somehow I got into—go figure). All of Barnes’ buildings have been redone in mesh for this show. Thank you, Barnes.

My absolutely gorgeous dress is Lavea Alter’s exclusive for Fashion for Life. I think you’ll be seeing this one all over the grid because of the gorgeous colors and silhouette. It’s elegant and sexy all at once. I just loved wearing it while I toured the sims. My shoes are also exclusives for Fashion for Life from Senzati0n Domenitzo, who has switched over to making her sexy shoes for Slink feet. My elegant jewelry is Kathrin Dassin’s lovely set for Fashion for Life. Remember, this year ALL sales donate a percentage to RFL, so anything you purchase will go to the bottom line. And the designers were incredibly generous with their time to put them in the special RFL vendors, designed by Dwen Dooley’s team with a great web interface.

Up, Up and Away

My skin is one of Aida Ewing’s lovely delicate skins for The Arcade, shown with a  lip gloss. The trading has been fast and furious on these skins and you will be lucky to get any one of this set. My gorgeous wavy hair is Shylah Honey and Tommy Fairplay’s great wavy new ‘do, an exclusive release for Fashion for Life. Shylah and Tommy have really upped their game with their new mesh hair. Every single piece I have worn lately has delighted me with great textures and fabulous shapes. Each hair comes with a great clear texture change HUD with the texture swatches large enough to see what you are trying on. I love the tendrils off the face, the gentle waves, the way the mesh fits to the avatar. They have come a long way!

Up, Up and Away

The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly…

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Kippar by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair::, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7 *

Skin: -Glam Affair- Liv skin- Asia – 04 A with -Glam Affair – Gloss 03 by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Angel by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom 9 *

Dress: Fission: Fashion For Life Exclusive dress by Lavea Alter for Fission, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7 *

Jewelry: Moondance Jewels Oscar Diamonds Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings by Kathrin Dassin for Moondance Boutique, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7 *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Detroit Limited (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Fashion for Life, opening June 7 *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Tell Me Something Good

Tell Me Something Good

Tell me something good (tell me, tell me, tell me)
Tell me that you love me
Tell me something good (tell me, tell me, tell me)
Tell me that you like it, yeah

~ “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan

Tell Me Something Good

I am not covering my ears here because I want you to tell me something good. I will tell YOU something good. LacunaInc have put out these absolutely drop dead sexy separates at My Attic this month, and wow. I love how LacunaInc uses bold graphics to get her point across, combining them with great easy silhouettes. She cleverly sells these separately, so if you want to mix and match with other pieces or change up the colors, you can.

My shoes are also something good I can tell you about though considering how late I am blogging this, you might get mad at me. They are one of the two pairs Eku Zhong is featuring for the 21 Shoe this month. (I really hate this one-day-only sale thing but what are you gonna do? Call it 21 and 22 Shoe? Hm….) You have to drop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and run to her store to get the shoes if it’s still the 21st. They are sexy, fashionable and gorgeous.

Tell Me Something Good

My hair is Kattington’s newest for Kustom 9, a great poofy rockabilly-inspired updo with shaved sides. I chose to wear a hairbase from Maddox DuPont and eyeliner from Shyla Diggs to lend a little more edginess to the look. Big bold earrings with texture change from Ryca Doobie (the biggest in big earrings in SL) and of course, Aida Ewing’s bright red lips on her skin for Collabor88. Hope I told you something good. Now you tell ME something good!

Tell Me Something Good

Got no time is what you’re known to say
I’ll make you wish there were 48 hours to each day
Problem is you ain’t been loved like you should
What I got to give will sure ’nuff do you good

Hair: *Milk* Hair~Jupiter by Kattington for Milk, available at Kustom 9

Hairbase: KMADD Hairbase (tintable) ~ The Core by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises

Skin: -Glam Affair – Coral – America 04 H by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-, available at Collabor88 *

Makeup: -Belleza- Eyeliner 5 by Shyla Diggs for -Belleza- *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Mayday~ Jet Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom 9

Top: *LACUNA* Satine Halterneck – Black by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Skirt: *LACUNA* Two Tone Wiggle Skirt -Black & Vivacious by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Earrings: Earring Hoop color change by Ryca Doobie for Ryca Jewelry

Tattoo: Bai Bye – “Love” (Back) Tattoo by Plum Pralou for Bai Bye (no longer available)

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

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Toenails HUD – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: KoiKoi Infini Patent by eku Zhong for KoiKoi (21Shoe—today only!) *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Pink Punk

Pink Punk

“Fashion is never wrong.” ~ Malcolm McLaren

Pink Punk

A pink punk princess is today’s look, made so by Datrip Blackbart’s fascinating dress made for Fashionart. With a metal framed peplum skirt over a zebra-striped and rose bud black mini, the dress is a juxtaposition of textures and ideas and overall, a success. I love the modified halter top of the dress, the colors, the idea of metals and fabrics and sequins, and yet it all goes together, unified by the color pink. GraceHaddington’s versatile handbag, being sold also at Fashionart, has a 60 Pantone color HUD. Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering these terrific strappy shoes at Fashionart with six colors on the HUD and they fit Slink feet. Yay!

Pink Punk

I dressed up Aleida Rhode’s intense new skin with pretty pink lips and prim glittering eyeshadow from Aida Ewing. (Yes, mesh eyeshadow!) Chiaki Xue’s newest boy hair makes the look with her great pink hairbase. The hair is what turns the princess into a pink punk and makes her sleek and edgy. Poses from Kay Weston from Fashionart give a little room for flair.

Pink Punk

“We got into an argument over the color of love. I said it was pink, and he said it was red. So you see, I had no other choice but to stab him. ” ~ Jarod Kintz

Hair: *Dura-Boy*49(Pink) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Elysium – Solomon (dark eyebr) – mocha with Elysium – Solomon lips – magenta purple (mocha) by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Glitter Eyeliner in Pink by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair- *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Black by Ikon Innovia for  IKON *

Dress: Legal Insanity – phoebe panier dress animal by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at Fashionart *

Handbag: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Aisha Tote by GraceHaddington forLivGlam, available at Fashionart *

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

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Toenails HUD – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

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

Shoes: Essenz – Manhattan (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Fashionart *

Poses: Shopaholic by kay Weston for Image Essentials, available at Fashionart * (modified)