I Could’ve Been Miss Punta Blanca

14 07 2010

I could’ve been Miss Punta Blanca
I could’ve but I didn’t want ta
I think I could’ve been a winner
if I’d gone dancing after dinner
I could’ve rhumba’d by the poolside
I could’ve samba’d with the tour guide
instead I took a motorcycle ride
with my friend Mike
this guy I really like
he rents the motorbikes

~ Miss Punta Blanca by Jane Siberry

I Could've Been Miss Punta Blanca

Miss Delora Starbrook reminds me of Miss Punta Blanca. She could’ve but she didn’t want ta. Her pretty sundresses that just came out are perfect for a Miss. Delora has a thing with the sheen—her fabrics are silky sheeny soft. And she has included a pretty flower motif on these dresses. Her textures and system pieces are solid—they have to be. Usually she is dressing a much more scantily clad woman.

I Could've Been Miss Punta Blanca

I show this pretty frock with a skin from Fergie Finesmith, who solicited my review out of the blue. I like how Fergie is up front about the source of her skins—a mix of “non free templates by Evely Lane (EVANA skin) and free templates provided by Eloh Eliot and several free photosources around the net.” Can I make a comment on this? Not really. The skins are pretty, not outre or grungy. Very clean and nice and a good lower-cost alternative.

I Could've Been Miss Punta Blanca

I’ll sing you a song
right in your ear
on this beautiful Cuban moonlit night

~ Jane Siberry

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [platinum] Hair -elizabeth- by Hinano Runo for = Hal*Hina =

Skin: Razzanova Skins – Christine – Natural by Fergie Finesmith for Razzanova Skins *

Dress: *HD* Picnic Sundress – Yellow by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs *

Earrings: [ glow ] studio SHE II earrings gold TDR5 by Linka Demina for [glow]

Shoes: *GF* Wedge Tong Sandal “Sunny” by Cerberus Noel for G Field





Legally Blonde

27 05 2010

In my SL, there is one blonde and one redhead and one black-haired Raven. It so happens that Callie Cline is the blonde (though I have seen her in brunette hair many times). I am the red head. Raven Pennyfeather is the black-haired beauty. Today I am putting the kibosh on the rule—legally.

Legally Blonde

Who sez Callie is the only blonde in town? This blonde wears a cute denim flirty dress from Hinano Runo. If you are going to do flirty, denim is the way to go. As with all of Hinano’s work, the textures are clean, well done, and alpha free.

Shoes are from machang Pichot. I think we all agree that machang has brought a lot of goodness to SL with her wonderful textured sculpty work and fun fashion aesthetic. These beauties are some of her first. Her toes are cute and of course, the whole set comes with a skin and nail color changing HUD.

Legally Blonde

What makes me a blonde today, however, is Tuli Asturias’ new line of skins called Jade, due out May 28. Absolutely beautiful, as all of Tuli’s skins, this skin is a smoother skin than her Eva line, less glittery than Belle, more caucasian than Sayuri. The dewy freshness of this line of skins, the perfection of the lips with their gentle gloss, the beautiful eye make up and lining around the eyes.. I am beside myself. I chose to wear the light brow because after all, I am legally blonde today.

Legally Blonde

I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde. ~ Dolly Parton

Hair: >TRUTH< Hannah – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/li) :: 04a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: [indigo] FrontZipperDress by Hinano Runo for =Hal*Hina=

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Large Creme Pearl Teardrop by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Shoes: AOHARU_WALK_SuedeLaceupSandal_White by machang Pichot for AOHARU





Touchdown

8 02 2010

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





My Blue Blue Heart

4 02 2010

Day three, and this is for the lovers who have blonde babes as their Valentines. Blue *always* suits a blonde.. always.

Baby Blues

paeoti Pomeray, commonly known for her luscious lingerie, is also one heck of an evening gown maker. I remember one of my first gowns was a large romantic piece with a huge swirling skirt and fur trim along the top. I felt just glorious wearing it. Now paeoti has found her voice with the sleeker and sexier. The dress I show is one of four colors offered, but the blue really moved me. With the exquisite silver filigree trim, the slim sleek skirt cut up the sides, and the beautifully tiered scarf, this is a gown for a special lady. Not everyone can pull it off. If you want to give this as a gift, purchase it on XStreetSL and send it over.

Baby Blues

I wear my hair up with an elegant design from Elikapeka Tiramisu. Let me digress here and say that blonde textures are never quite as good as black or red in SL. Elikapeka somehow hit on that golden perfection needed for a blonde and variants of it. I know that she has cut back on her business in SL, but I encourage any of you to grab any ETD you can before it poofs altogether. She is STILL one of the best in SL.

My jewelry is from another creator that has gone quiet—Random Calliope. This set reveals the ground-breaking tiny work that Random did so amazingly well. Even today, none can rival how he made jewelry from in-world prims without textures (no.. no PS files were imported to make that work, no sculpties, no machine built them). Random hand laid each piece on a living avatar model for all his creations. Random had a uniquely romantic vision as well. A visit to his sim, Ode, will clue you into the beautiful landscape of his mind.

Baby Blues

A blue heart isn’t always bad:

Hair: ETD Roslin – Blonde by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 11 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: Paeoti_Teoni Formal Dress_Blue Grape by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine *

Jewelry: Etiquette Sapphire by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *

Shoes: = Hal*Hina = [A] pumps 02 [dark blue] by Hinano Runo for = Hal*Hina =

Silly love song: “This Sweet Love” by James Yuill

P.S. Thank you to the “Governance of Virtual Worlds” class at Arizona State University for hosting me today in your panel. Getch’all some prim hair, kids!





A Glittery Winter

19 11 2009

It’s no secret that I am friends with Callie Cline. In the past years she has become a good friend, and I truly respect her a lot. I feel lucky to have met her. She really is all that—positive, cheerful, fun, creative, and even crazy.

A Glittery Christmas

When she told me she had put up her holiday goods at her Stereo Vogue sim, I had to run over. (Actually she begged me to see.) I put on the Ally Mini Coat (which she had given me a long time ago when I was just a silly fangirl) with its plush fur collar and fun striped teal textures and her teal “kick shickers” and flew over.

A Glittery Christmas

Callie had created a winter wonderland in typical Callie style—glittering silver trees, bright colored ornaments, whimsical light poles, twirling twisting paths with icy silver bricks, sweet candy canes, and inexplicably, a big ice bunny. (Well, not really all that odd for Callie… Callie has a bunny project going on and well, she’s Callie.)

A Glittery Christmas

I styled my outfit with Callie’s fabulous antlers that have color change ornaments. (A whole slew of the actual ornaments are for sale on her sim as well.) I also wore her big bright blue eyes with a pretty skin from Monicuzza Babenco and blonde hair from Hinano Runo (what other color would I wear in Callie’s clothes).

I have been Calliefornia’d. It ain’t such a bad way to go.

A Glittery Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [platinum] Hair -elizabeth- /size L by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Eyes: sam’s special custom eyes by callie cline by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Skin: *YS & YS* Zara 12 Marine Light EB by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS*

Coat: aLLy cat mini coat by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Stockings: galaxy girl stockings by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Jewelry: the ROCK by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Antlers: HAPPY HEAD WITH BUNNEH LOVE! by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine*

Boots: caLLie cLine -teal “wild kick shickers” by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine

Taken at Stereo Vogue-winter wonderland. NOT under duress.





Goodnight Moon

8 10 2009

The other night we had a ‘jama party at Tiphares. I threw on my FAVORITE jammies and pulled out one of my many teddy bears. (How does this happen that I have so many teddy bears in inventory? And, no, they are not Linden bears.)

Goodnight Moon

The jammies, which I can’t find on the grid anymore, were a darling early offering from Pushbutton Skolnick. With their footed bottoms and the soft cloudy print, I thought they were a terrific change from the same old lingerie. I mean, who really WEARS lace to bed? The whole point of it is that it’s itchy and you take it OFF. With these jammies, they stay on all night while you snuggle your bear.

Goodnight Moon

The hair I chose is sweet girly pigtails from Hinano Runo. I got this one a while ago—before Hal*Hina started occupying their current large store. They are long enough to bypass the simply girly look into a more coquettish, fantasy look—something a sexy young woman would wear to *pretend* to be girly. I offset that sex appeal with a freckled skin from Pulse’s new Harmony line.

Goodnight Moon

And my sweet bear is from Sakuya Lane, who also carries other fascinating accessories, like exquisite little tea sets and pretty bonbons on trays and ice cream at her shop, Feather. She also has a line of clothes, mostly of the Lolita flavor with some kimonos and jewelry.

Goodnight Moon

“Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…”

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [brown] Hair -Josephine- by Hinano Runo

Skin: Pulse Skin-Harmony-Freckled by Lorac Farella by Pulse Skins*

Jammies: *PBI* Nighty-Night Footy PJs (Blue) (E.) by Pushbutton Skolnick for Pushbutton Industries, now Sprawl, and she also owns The Velvet, a brilliant club in SL

Bear: toy_bear12_chocolate by Sakuya Lane for Feather





Last Days at the Beach

7 09 2009

Well, this is it. Summer’s almost over. One more chance to get to the beach over Labor Day before the season ends.

Today it’s a beautiful day and an ideal opportunity for me to wear a skin I have always liked and admired from Miasnow. Its combination of photosourcing and hand drawing reveals a beautiful African-American woman. I find it hard to find darker skins that represent well in-world—I am not sure what everyone’s experience is. But this one is fantastic.

Last Day at the Beach

I am showing a swimsuit from Shiryu Musashi. Shiryu, a long time designer in SL, took a break from commerce for a while, pursuing other projects (including doing the fashion curating for the Rinascimento Virtuale show in Florence, Italy, last year). He is back and determined to get your Linden. This swimsuit is one of his newest offerings. With his careful use of prims and hand-drawn textures, it’s a refreshing change from the latest photosourced, painted-on swimsuits out there.

Last Day at the Beach

I discovered UZURI on a hunt for skins. Bella Bombast offers some terrific jewelry at her store—chunky and crafty. Her pieces are fashion statements by themselves and compliment many outfits.

Last Day at the Beach

Check out these fashionable wedges from Armidi Gisaci. The darlings of the fashion grid for a time, the group has established their business with a stellar website for shopping. (Every content creator on the grid is jealous—admit it). The textures are fabulous on these shoes, but they need to talk to their shoe makers—system toes are so 2008. Sculpty toes are where it’s at!

Last Day at the Beach

Surf’s up!

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [brown] Hair-elizabeth- by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Skin: MIASNOW Skin – FOXY GIRL 6 by MiaSnow Myriam for MIASNOW

Swimsuit: Summer Sky Yellow Lush (gold trim) by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do

Earrings: -=UZURI=- Dalya Ear Rings by Bella Bombast for –=UZURI=-

Bracelet: -=UZURI=- Zamani Bangle by Bella Bombast for –=UZURI=-

Shoes: [Armidi Gisaci] Rio Beleza Wedge – Gold by Lola Marquez for Armidi





Stroll Down the Rue de Rivoli

3 09 2009

Ever see those beautiful young ladies you see walking around in every city, casually fashionable, beautiful in their hurry to yoga class/art studio/poetry reading? They throw on whatever’s on the floor and it all goes together and looks fantastic. I want to be one of those girls. So I made myself one of them. The only thing I am missing is a huge handbag and brown cardboard-sheathed cup of coffee or bottle of Evian water.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

This sweater from sato Yifu is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a sweater I would wear in RL with its nubby texture and draped collar. It’s so bohemian and smart at the same time. I paired it with sexy leggings from Iki Ikarus, and chunky crafty earrings from Maeve Mortlock (my heroine of the 59L earrings).

My hair’s up in a sweet pony tail from Hal*Hina (pulled from a special promotion they are currently offering that I read about in Beanie’s blog). The patchwork scarf is from the funky Sari Telling and also a piece I would wear in RL. I LOVE scarves.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

And oh, JB, my dear JB. These cowboy boots are killer. Again, let me ramble on about his terrific textures and his great sculpties, the versatility, and the color changing included. (Yes, I got the full monty in the boots—the pair with all eight colors.)

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

Late for the meet-up but not late on fashion:

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

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T2 Citrus by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Sweater: *KUROTSUBAKI* cardigan black by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Leggings: :: M * A * ii * K * I :: Long Legging Charcoal by Iki Ikarus for :: M * A * ii * K * I ::

Scarf: *Sari’s* Patched Up Scarf by Sari Telling for Sari’s

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Wood and Twisted Gold Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Boots: J’s Fringe Cowgirl Boots 6Colors by JB Gazov for J’s








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