Cool Girl

Cool Girl

No, let’s not put a label on it
Let’s keep it fun
We don’t put a label on it
So we can run free, yeah
I wanna be free like you

~ “Cool Girl” by Tove Lo

Cool Girl

I went over to the West of the Rain for a cool summer day scene with poses from Katya Valeska for Shiny Shabby. I started with a new top from Doc Eldritch that includes some fabulous colors and a beautiful texture. Doc makes all his mesh from scratch and custom fits it to mesh bodies so it’s perfect every time. I paired it with shorts I got from Kinu Mayako at Thrift Shop that includes a HUD to allow different parts of the shorts to be switched out. Criss-crossed platforms from Darling Monday’s sale make this a sexy casual look.

Cool Girl

A trip to Shiny Shabby will also make you a cool girl. Start with Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin from Shiny Shabby, an applier for Catwa heads, which I am showing on the Destiny head. With gorgeous eyes from Lilanachristina and a unique necklace set from Aikeo Reiko for Shiny Shabby, the look is fabulous. I love the smooth long look from Vivienmarli for Shiny Shabby as well, a simple and easy ‘do for a casual freedom.

Cool Girl

Hair: .Entwined. Grace by VivienMarli for [Entwined], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Werra (Catwa Applier) mocca by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 5 by lilanachristina for LOTUS, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: DE Designs – Sara Cami – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs *

Shorts: [ SAKIDE ] NIomei Shorts Classic MAITREYA by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the Thrift Shop *

Necklaces: :[P]:- Lucretze Necklace [Choker]:// Golden and :[P]:- Lucretze Necklace [Short]:// Golden by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Bracelet: [Kotolier] ClassicLeatherBraid Bracelet [01] by Kotori Skytower for [Kotolier], available at Creators Collection Box

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Lavender Ice by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: fri. – Olivia.Sandals (Mint) by Darling Monday for fri.day

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

Taken at West of the Rain

Cool Girl

Little Red Corvette

Little Red Corvette

“Baby, you’re much too fast…”

~ “Little Red Corvette” by Prince

Little Red Corvette

My second car was a red car. It was kind of a piece of crap but I liked to imagine the color made it cooler than it was. They I went through a series of red cars because I was a kind of red car girl (Baby, I’m much too fast). When I put this outfit on from Onyx Leshelle for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, I though it would go well with a car wash theme (body suit under short cut-offs) but my photos ended up being more pin-up than car wash. The outfit fits absolutely perfectly, of course, and the textures are amazing. The top and shorts both come with texture-change HUDs. I ran to Darling Monday’s sale to get a part of cute sandals to go with the outfit.

Little Red Corvette

Brandon Papp makes the prettiest skins when he makes them. It’s not a full-time job for him so when he comes out with a new skin, it’s great news! I put this beautiful look on the LeLutka Lotte head and it was a gorgeous look. With magical eyes from Lonlysoule, I have a smouldering look just for a red car. I added the pretty side braid Kuranosuke Kamachi has made for the Enchantment event. Though it was made for “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz, it is quite versatile and sexy and looks marvelous here.

Little Red Corvette

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Dorothy” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Enchantment *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.6 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: !Imabee: Stigma – Lalin – LELUTKA Head Applier by Brendon Papp for Imabee *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Olive by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: Maitreya Naomi Bodysuit Fatpack * Lara size by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Shorts: Maitreya High Waisted Shorts Torn – Fatpack Lara Size by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Sandals: fri. – Izzie.Sandals (Cherry) – Maitreya by Darling Monday for fri.day

Poses by fee Quintessa for 3DP

Little Red Corvette

The Adventure

The Adventure

“You’re meddling with powers you can’t possibly comprehend.” ~ Indiana Jones

The Adventure

Once again MadPea Productions is coming out with an event that will solve the problem of “what am I going to do in SL this evening?” Opening August 21 at noon slt, the Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior is another one of their terrific and beautiful events. Purchase their kit for 1000L and you get this fantastic outfit created by Datrip Blackbart and then you wander the Andes looking for treasure, kind of like Indiana Jones without the snakes. And of course, there is treasure at the end, when you receive the prizes from creators such as Sway Dench and Pucca Firecaster. As always, the play is incredibly creative and uses all the powers of SL for entertainment including the experiences features of SL, and the take-home content is from top notch creators. They are also selling Inca Golden Coins so you can get early access to the sims and not have to fight the lag (and Kiana Writer will be extra super nice to you too). You can see more about it at the MadPea website.

The Adventure

I imagined my own adventurer to be a sort of wild beautiful woman, so I wore AvengeStore’s beautiful new applier for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair—a fair freckled mature skin perfectly suited for redheads or maybe brunettes. AvengeStore was smart in making an additional freckle tattoo for mesh bodies, which I was able to use to make a whole look. The pretty earrings I wear are one of the prizes, made by Natalee Oodles. Queue Marlowe’s new wild hair inspired me and I posed at one of the eight (!) sims of the Amazon River, created by YT Recreant. It’s another beautiful adventuring spot and open to non-RPers for exploration (though their RP seems pretty darn involved and interesting). Take a ride on the boat on the river and see the lush scenery.

The Adventure

Hair: AD – dom – LIGHT BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin applier: [Avenge] Sarah applier for Catwa – peach by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Olive MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

Mesh Body: -Belleza- Isis V2.01 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Freckles: [Avenge] Belleza Freckles body applier – medium by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Outfit: Legal Insanity for MadPea Inca Outfit Female by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21) *

Earrings: Noodles – Inca Earrings Gold by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21) *

Prizes: Sway’s [Quilla] Masks & Stools by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21)*

PFC~Inca Crown and PFC~Inca Scepter by Pucca Firecaster for PFC, available at for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21) *

Poses by GatoUke for Stiff Pose

Taken at the Amazon River, created by YT Recreant

The Adventure

A Walk Outside

A Walk Outside

Which came first
The love or the love song?
Which is more important
In the long run?

~ “A Walk Outside” by Butterfly Boucher

A Walk Outside

I took a walk outside at Templemore in a cute dress from Ariadna Garrigus, a short number that includes a texture change HUD. Not all the hems are scalloped like this one on the HUD—Ariadna offers a lot of different looks and choices plus a number of colors. It’s a bargain. The other bargain I am wearing are Hilly Haalan’s heels, which include a ton of colors for changes on different parts of the shoe so you can mix it up and make it all work with your outfit.

A Walk Outside

There are still quite a few people who are not sold on mesh heads yet, and that’s ok. Umazuma Metaluna has released a set of skins for The Forest. I included a liner Uma had made for some previous skins but otherwise have not touched the skin and wear it on my normal shape. It has beautiful brows and lips as with all of Uma’s skins. Tabata Jewell is offering this darling hair for Hairology, one that is a youthful and rather unique in this world of big Brazilian blow outs. I really love it!

A Walk Outside

Hair: Vanity Hair:Garota(F)-Greedy  by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Skin:  [theSkinnery] Jessica – Bare face(honey) DB CL3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Forest *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress:  ***ArisAris /B&W~Gara51~Serenade~Dress – MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Bracelet: Meva Spiral Spheres Bangle Copper by Mea Carnell for Meva *

Shoes:  [hh) Dolce Heels MAITREYA by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Templemore by Luis Lockjaw

A Walk Outside

Once Wild

Once Wild

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. ~ Isadora Duncan

Once Wild

I found myself going wild with this dress from Tatyana Ultsch for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. With a HUD full of delicious textures, I chose this wild one to suit the cut of the dress (which is cut up to there). I paired arm jewelry from Aikea Reiko for The Liaison Collaborative with the look—I wish more were making jewelry like this because I think a simple arm band is really sexy. Nail polish from Zozicon for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair matches the look and sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, new at her store, are open and sexy. My little gacha necklace from Revoul is pretty fun but it would have been nice if the creator had attached it to the spine and not the neck (hint).

Once Wild

Queue Marlowe must have been feeling wild when she cooked up this ‘do for Hairology. I had to choose the wildest color, of course, especially to go with Umazuma Metaluna’s skin for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. The skin was made for the new LAQ heads but I found it worked just as well (thanks, Omega) on the Destiny Catwa head for the MBAF. I added some glitter and glam with eye and lip appliers from Alaska Metropolitan, also offered at the MBAF. The eye glitter is especially appealing with this look. I love Alaska’s makeup!

Once Wild

Hair: AD – proud mary – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Quiana v.2 (brownie) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Makeup applier: alaskametro<3 “Fall Runway” makeup palette – Catwa appliers by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Dreamsicle Eyes 5 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Chapter Four *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :::insanya::: SaraDress (M.Lara) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Necklace: Revoul – Wired Necklace Gacha ‘Love’ by Revoul for Revoul, available at Dreamful

Arm cuffs: :[P]:- Veeah Armband by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Nail applier: {ZOZ} Bold II Natural Polish (Maitreya) HUD available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Shoes: Essenz – Izmir (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Taken at the Tequila SunRise Club, created by Teqi Falta

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Once Wild

Sweet Life

Sweet Life

The sunshine always kept you warm
So why see the world, when you got the beach
Don’t know why see the world, when you got the beach

~ “Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean

Sweet Life

I went over to Baja Norte to enjoy the breeze and the ocean waves in this gorgeous dress from Flutter Memel. With a beautifully fashionable cut, it has gorgeous textures and a look that can take you from the beach to a party. She has created the dress in two colorways with a great HUD. I accessorized with jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler for On9. I especially love the texture of the gems. Strappy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo that are new at her store echo the square cut of the front of the skirt. My favorite part of my look is the smallest part—my nails. AlaskaMetro has been inspired by Hokusei and kimono patterns for some exquisite nail appliers she is featuring at the Bon Voyage event.

Sweet Life

I have once again put on the beautiful Destiny mesh head from Catwa Clip for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. Nicole Button has released a new skin that includes a lovely lip and beautiful eyes. Applied to this head, it’s a gorgeous look, especially with the optional makeups. KateForster Akina has made this great up-do for Hairology with two top knots. It comes with or without bangs. I thought the sexy fringe of bangs over my beautiful eyes from lonlysoule for the AnyBody event added a sultriness to my look.

Sweet Life

Hair: *TKW* Otero by KateForster Akina for Tukinowaguma, available at Hairology *

Skin applier with makeup: Egozy.Jaya (Canelle) and Egozy.Jaya (Make Up) Canelle – Nougat by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Stories&Co. Sofia Dress – Party by Flutter Memel for Flowey / Stories & Co., available at Collabor88 *

Jewelry: (Kunglers) Aphrodite necklace – Crystal, (Kunglers) Aphrodite earrings – Crystal and (Kunglers) Aphrodite ring – Sapphire by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Maitreya Manicure HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Bon Voyage *

Shoes: Essenz – Izmir (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at –Baja Norte- by Lauren Bentham

Sweet Life

The Starlet by the Pool

The Starlet by the Pool

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.” ~ Lucille Ball

The Starlet by the Pool

He spoiled her rotten and she knew it. He was a goner for her red hair and she was a goner for his huge estate in Tuscany. Not scheduled for any of the B-grade movies she found herself in, she could luxuriate for a few days by the his pool. Of course, she shouldn’t be out sunbathing but how could she resist when she had this gorgeous suit from ValentinaEvangelista from the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. No other woman would go out to the pool in jewelry but she wanted to make a statement—about luxury, about beauty, about how a woman like her could wear her jewelry anywhere she damn pleased. The big beautiful gems on Gyorgyna Larnia’s necklace and earrings for Fameshed made all the statement that needed to be said. High heel platform shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Shiny Shabby even made it out on to the raft in the middle of the pool.

The Starlet by the Pool

Her face got him first—she looked like a redheaded Kim Basinger. Little did he know it was Kaoz Kobe’s newest mesh head from the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. A few clicks and glossy lipstick and eyeliner finished her captivating look. The final touch was waves of pageboy from Mirja Mills for the Crossroads Event. She was a siren, a seductress, and she was beside his pool. It’s all he could ask for.

The Starlet by the Pool

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * CLAUDIA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at The Crossroads Event *

Mesh head: [AK] Mesh Head Monika Vers. 1.2 by Kaoz Koba for Akeruka, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Green by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Bodysuit: :V.e. Rita Bodysuit MAITREYA Lime by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Jewelry: LaGyo_Ren Necklace – Silver Green with LaGyo_Ren Statement Earrings – Silver Green by Gyorgyna Larnia for LaGyo, available at Fameshed

Shoes: Essenz – Bahamas (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at Bella Pace, created by Jac Mornington

The Starlet by the Pool

Lit Up

Lit Up

I’m lit up
Approaching midnight
I try to fight it
I can’t deny it
It’s taking over me

~ “Lit Up” by Jean Tonique

Lit Up

I donned this dress from Unitedcolorsteam for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, clicked in the sexy taupe color and dark metal harness and medallions and I was lit up and ready to go out. It fits my new Belleza Isis body perfectly. I applied Zozicon’s sexy nail polish for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair to match. With sexy lace-up boots from TomClaney and a graphic bracelet from Marcopol Oh for Shiny Shabby, I went over to Elysion and lit myself up on the stage there.

Lit Up

I am wearing Catwa Clip’s Destiny mesh head again. I promise I will change soon but this skin from Deesselle Destiny looks so perfect. I simply clicked and applied and then got the applier for the Belleza body. Shylah Honey made this gorgeous tumble of curls and waves for this round of Fameshed and with this particular texture, it’s gorgeous.

Lit Up

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Dawsyn Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed*

Skin applier: DS’ELLES-( WEAR) Hud Catwa- AGATHE-Neva by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: .ID. Cosmic Eyes / Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Mesh body: -Belleza- Isis V2 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: UC_Richy_dress_all in 1_Belleza_Isis by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Bracelet: Clef de Peau Outlet.Anja Bracelet ( Unrigged) Gold by marcopol Oh for Clef de Peau, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail applier: {ZOZ} Bold II Soft Polish (Omega) Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Shoes: >VeNuS<>ShOeS< -BELLEZA ISIS- LUANA BOOTS by tomclaney for >VeNuS<>ShOeS< *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at Elysion, designed by Syn Beresford

Lit Up

Compliments

Compliments

“It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Compliments

I don’t hand out compliments thoughtlessly. I hate coming off as a sycophant or as insincere. I think most folks get that when I say something complimentary, I mean it. (It’s a Midwestern thing.) That being said, I got the lucky chance to be a blogger for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, and I have been trying to show a few things that have come through for the event. I didn’t get the full import of the event, however, until I got a preview. I really have to compliment the organizers (mainly LilDaria, the owner of the Mesh Body Addicts blog, and Ravenwings). The layout is shopping friendly without a lot of silly décor, walls, paths or other obstacles. The designers are allowed to have more than just an exclusive piece, so there is lots of shopping fun. And the line-up is freakin’ fantastic with such big hitters as Maitreya, Belleza, Catwa, Blueberry, and others participating. Even better, there are some newcomers and lesser-known names joining in, and that’s what makes it so exciting. For once it seems like no one was excluded for any other reason than they don’t do original stuff for mesh bodies. It doesn’t feel cliquey, it’s professional, and it seems everyone has put their best (mesh) foot forward with every single store filled. No small feat. Well done!

Exciting news out of Belleza too, as Tricky Boucher has released an update to the Belleza bodies with a redesigned HUD, an alternate body that takes down the graphic resources used (called Lite), and several new rigging and body part updates that make this body sleeker and better (including a seemingly seamless neck). Most importantly, the body is an UPDATE, which means no additional cost accrues to those who already own the body. That’s a big deal because Tricky derives no immediate benefit from all this work except hopefully new sales to people who will weigh the improvements against other bodies and purchase new. It’s really quite generous. Worn with one of Shyla’s recent appliers for Fifty Linden Friday, it’s a gorgeous look top to bottom. (Please note I am wearing Catwa Clip’s newest mesh head, featured at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, one that I have been raving about for the past couple days. Looks awesome with Shyla’s applier and fits the Belleza body absolutely perfectly.)

Compliments

I wore this dress from Sukoshitosuto from the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, a darling number that can you around the grid and fits the Belleza Isis body perfectly. Many creators have foregone making stuff for Belleza bodies and I hope they get back to it because it’s a great body and as I understand, the designer pack is easier to use than others. Shoes from Equitum, which are featured at Tres Chic, fit the Belleza feet and add prettiness to my look.

I hunted down the pretty necklace Crashnoww has in his gacha at The Epiphany and wore AvaGardner Kungler’s newest earrings for the Cosmopolitan Room, glamorous and pretty with this look. Finally, Elikapeka Tiramisu’s ponytail for Shiny Shabby is a simple and pretty look for getting around the grid.

Compliments

Hair: [e] Xaverie by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Sara Catwa Applier Medium by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#6] by dam1710 for L’Etre, available at The Epiphany

Mesh body: -Belleza- Isis V2 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: Vinyl – Melanie Belted Dress – Isis by Sukoshitosuto for Vinyl, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Diana earring – Ruby by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Cosmopolitan Room *

Necklace: **RE** Surya Necklace – Common – Silver by crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at The Epiphany

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Lavender Ice by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: ..::ILLI::.. Belleza Laelia Suede Heels by equitum for ILLI, available at Tres Chic

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Black Kite

Compliments