Spark

Spark

I just found my spark
Give me a fire to start!

~ “Spark” by Until the Ribbon Breaks

Spark

Tom Ford recently did a star-attended fashion show in LA with his newest collection, a combination of denims, boho and some 70s touches. So it was quite serendipitous when I opened one of GraceHaddington’s latest dresses and found this funky 70s design on the HUD in a pattern that looked amazingly close to one Tom Ford showed. Grace LOVES patterns and is one of the few in SL that uses them liberally and with a completely wonderful sense of proportion and color. I paired Glamistry’s newest sunglasses (to keep out the LA sun) and a pair of his great platform sandals, both of which come with his slick color change HUD and linked to his flawless shopping system. A wrist cuff from Systi Cisse locks the look up.

Spark

Thora Charron just released two new hairs and this gorgeously-textured, side-swept ‘do includes a HUD with a variety of her luscious colors. No more separate hairs cluttering your inventory—it’s easy peasy. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Circle, and I hope you can see how gorgeous it is. I think I will blog this one again because it’s worth seeing. As always, Sawsan lends her special elegance and sexiness to this skin and with her applier, it’s a complete look.

Spark

Hair: .LeLutka.Rebel hair by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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: [LaVian&C0] FW2015 Do Or Die Dress by GraceHaddington for LaVian & Co. *

Glasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2001 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Bracelet: [sYs] AXIOM bracelet (left) – gold by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Glamistry : STATICE Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Complementary Express shipping for orders over $500. Mmhm.

Spark

Beauty

Beauty

“It was her favorite story, that she remembers, but she would be hard-pressed to retell it now, faithfully, as it had been told to her. All she could recall were frayed, sleep-watered images of a forgotten castle in the middle of a wild forest, stone statues, crimson roses, and a dark, animal presence never seen, but which stained her memory of the tale, even past its edges to the daylight after.”~ Ava Zavora

Beauty

The last round of Enchantment ends in a couple days, which means only a couple days left to grab the gifts, all made for the theme of Beauty and the Beast. How it works: you purchase one of the specially marked Enchanted items at one of the participating stores. You get a stamp collection card. You go to every store and wear the card and click the little Enchantment kiosk and it puts a stamp on the card. A full card can be exchanged for one of the 20 great gifts that the participants have made. See them all at the Enchantment website. The cards are transfer so share one with a friend after you have filled it up.

I have assembled an outfit from several pieces from the event. Start with a gorgeous mesh dress from Titania Halasy that includes separate gold-embroidered overlays, perfect for a beauty and available in several jewel-toned colors. Flats from kenadeecole are a perfect choice for this outfit or frankly, just about any. (I highly suggest you grab a pair.)

Beauty

These amazing wicker (?) horns entwined with roses are May Tolsen’s contribution to the theme and she also made this rose eye patch and a necklace I don’t show because I wanted to make sure I featured the delicately beautiful necklace from Caelyn Hancroft, which includes a HUD for texture change to gold, silver or copper. Long hair with a beautiful braid framing the front is Dubled’s contribution to the event. And my beauty wears Umazuma Metaluna’s beautiful skin for the Shiny Shabby event.

Beauty

Hair: [DUE] Poppy by Dubled for [DUE], available for Enchantment

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 5 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Dress: [FAIDA] & FGInc.~ Jolie Proie, Green by Titania Halasy for [FAIDA], available for Enchantment

Horns: beast horns white by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, available for Enchantment *

Eye Patch: rose eye patch by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, GIFT available for Enchantment *

Necklace: Cae :: Belle’s Rose :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available for Enchantment *

Shoes: REIGN.- Belle Flats (MAITREYA)- White by kenadeecole for REIGN, available for Enchantment

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

Beauty

La Parisienne

La Parisienne

The figure of the Minoan woman… was very similar to the female shape that came into fashion during the late 1800s C.E….. In fact, so close were Minoan fashions to popular French fashions of the 1800s that one of the women in an ancient Minoan painting was nicknamed “La Parisienne” (the woman of Paris) by those who discovered her.
~
www.fashionencyclopedia.com

La Parisienne

The dress Kiddo Oh made for the Fantasy Collective was inspiration for my blog entry title. Topless, the dress includes some beautiful traditional fashion motifs but with  unexpected baring. Being this a family blog, I don’t show full on toplessness, but you can get the jist of it. I love how Kiddo has fashioned the trail of ruffles along the back, the amazing corset laced in back with a fashionable belt around the middle and a darling bolero, as if this is just another dress.

I accessorized with Kikunosuke Eel’s beautiful jewelry set for Shiny Shabby. With several pendants, this necklace of beads and elegantly fashioned earrings and bracelet, the set is worth having. I especially love the fashioning of the clasps and the settings.

La Parisienne

A new set of skins has come out from sugarbrownie, the brand is doing a full-on push to be noticed. I rather like the skins but see in them the hallmarks of a new creator. The body needs a bit more development and perhaps a reworking of the look of the lips (which have a bit much white highlighting and lack the matteness I prefer). The features are well placed and nicely done, especially the nose and blush. And this creator includes appliers for everything. I decided to go a bit avant garde to match this dress with an updo from Boo Nakamura, which gives a beautiful not-quite-real asymmetry to this look. Ah, she is a Parisienne—elegant and sexy.

La Parisienne

Hair: booN SGK120 hair chestnut with booN gathered raised hairbase chestnut by Boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: *SUGARUSH _ Isla _Apricot_ 06 _Eyebrow D by sugarbrownie for Sugarush Skins *

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

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

Skin applier: *SUGARUSH _ Maitreya Mesh Body Skin Applier – Apricot by sugarbrownie for Sugarush Skins *

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Octavia – Antique Gown by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Fantasy Collective *

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

Jewelry: Necklace [MANDALA]Pearl-Rain-Season3(WHITE) Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet by Kikunosuke Eel for Mandala, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

La Parisienne

In It a Piano

In It a Piano

There was an old, old house renewed with paint,
And in it a piano loudly playing.

~ Robert Frost

In It a Piano

 

Shiny Shabby opens today and with it, a whole lot of great shiny and hardly shabby items, all made for this event that relies on the theme of vintage and gently used items. Miffyhoi Rosca is a natural creator for these event, and she has made a darling long mesh dress with a calico print, belted at the waist with wonderful puffed sleeves. Paired with a matching headpiece and Shaleene Kenin’s darling sandals (which I realize you can barely see but they are darling, trust me), the look is vintage.

The fair is chock full of the kind of shabby chic furniture people love in SL. This piano from Agustov includes a passel of great poses, including this piano playing animation (that went rhythmically with the Radiohead I was listening to when I shot the photos, though the vision and sounds didn’t quite match). Tab Tatham made my lovely white pieces, part of a set of intriguing decor items which include this wiry plant. They are mod, so they can be tinted. My mesh chair, from AptB, includes tons of texture change options for different parts of the chair, so you purchase one chair and can redecorate over and over with a few clicks. Instead of having to choose an entire look, you can mix and match metals, woods, even the two different chair cushions, and everything has that wonderful burnished look.

In It a Piano

 

Umazuma Metaluna is releasing a new skin for Shiny Shabby, this delicate, winsome skin with a subtle blush and her wonderful Intensity Lip system, which allows for custom tinting. Truth Hawks must have known that vintage pretty would come calling because his latest release was a perfect match for this look with its gentle waves and beautiful roll to the back. Katya Valeska made two sets of poses for the fair, including a couple you see in these photos.

In It a Piano

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

Hair piece: =Zenith=vintage lace pearl head piece (tiffany) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 3 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: =Zenith=Vintage Chiffon Long Dress (tiffany Flower) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

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

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

Furnishings:

Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli by Katya Valeska for an lar [poses], available at Shiny Shabby *

In It a Piano

The Chair

The Chair

A chair’s function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That’s why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law. ~ Evan Davis

The Chair

I really liked the chairs Tobias Convair has at The Liaison Collaborative, so I built a whole outfit around one. Tobias, whose main goal in life is to bring classical modernism and architecture to SL, has given another  The animation engine can be a bit wonky but the poses are original and different. I certainly appreciated the initial female sit, which shows a woman with a casual and sexy power. Rowr.

My dress from Beanster Potato is a sophisticated choice for this look. She includes a HUD that allows color change for both the top and bottom. I was a little surprised by the materials included in the mesh when I put it on ultra mode but it’s not too bad. The textures are terrific, though, and the dress is sexy in shape and style. I was able to wear Rebel Hope’s sexy sandals with the outfit (thank you, Callie) and one of AvaGardner Kungler’s newest pieces, based on elvin inspiration.

The Chair

Shyla Diggs has further expanded her collection of skins with a set of beautiful looks for The Liaison Collaborative. Grab this group and the one at Uber and you get a full set. My sexy long hair comes courtesy of Mina Nakamura, who is exploring the face-hiding look with peek-a-boo locks with her latest releases. This beautiful look is at Kustom 9.

The Chair

Hair: MINA Hair – Elisa (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: -Belleza- Celeste TLC Tan 3 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: DN Mesh: Roeien Dress by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Elenyr necklace – Obsidian by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoes: !Rebel Hope Mesh Maria Heels “Belleza Fit” by Rebel Hope for Rebel Hope

Chair: +CONVAIR+ Langdon Chair black leather by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at The Liaison Collaborative

Poses by Audrey Cresci for The Muse Poses (modified)

The Chair

Queen of Love

Queen of Love

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Queen of Love

Today is a big deal. This is my 1500th blog post. Yep. 1500! With each post at approximately 400 words, that’s 600000 words or 2400 pages of writing. (If I were writing a paper, which I am not.) With approximately 4 images per post, that’s 6000 images (though my Flickr says 7861). With about 8 slurls per post, that’s 12000 slurs. And my traffic is almost at 1 million. (Yeah, a pittance in the grand scheme of the internet but still astounding to me.)

That’s why Callie got me this crown. And then she rezzed the new KittyCatS collections. Up top in my teaser you see the KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS. One is given out for free when you click the birthday cake at their sim and the other you get when you hunt for it. The two can be bred to make a special kitten, specific only to these two and both KittyCatS are free.

Queen of Love

The two special Valentine’s collections are the Forget Me NotS and the CupidCatS. Obviously, you can tell which is which, and I love the Forget Me NotS because they have that old fashioned Victorian style. Barnesworth Anubis made the pedestals for the CupidCatS!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I donned a bra and panty set that LacunaInc has made in red with all the appliers you might need. I am lounging on a special Valentine’s pillow from Cherelle Capra that she is offering at the Color Me Project (where everything is.. well, red.. go figure). And I love Glamistry’s new shoes with color change everything in a funky, stylish design.

Queen of Love

Maxi Gossamer made this lovely locket that is full of a woman’s heart’s delight for Love is in the Air, hung on a beaded chain. And Sawsan Secretspy, the skin maker who never sleeps, has this gorgeous lush skin at the With Love Fair. Umazuma Metaluna is coming out with a new set of eyes for the Cosmetic Fair, and I donned a pair of the sparklers for this look. Finally, I love how Mina Nakamura’s sleek long hair curls around my shoulders, framing my face and making me look like a queen.

Queen of Love

Hair: MINA Hair – Linda busty 00 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Olga Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the With Love Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Forever Yours eye collection – 14 M by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

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

Lingerie: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Crown: Lazuri MVW 2013 Empress Josephine  Tiara by Zuri Lyric for Lazuri

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Little Memory Locket – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Love is in the Air *

Shoes: Glamistry : ASTER Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Pillows: [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red R (12 pos) and [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red L (12 pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Color Me Project

KittyCatS: CupidCatS! and Forget Me NotS and KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

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