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

Nostalgia–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

Nostalgia–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” ~ Marcel Proust

Nostalgia--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

Who doesn’t like the idea of a Victorian Christmas? A lady waiting for her carriage outside her home, perhaps for a party or clandestine visit to her lover. Luna Barak is offering this gorgeous winter mesh outfit, which includes the draping sleeves, the hair tucked under the hood, and the lovely pattern, at Fair Play, with at least part of the cost benefitting Relay for Life. Luna has always been terrifically generous with her work for that particular charity—she had participated in Fashion for Life when I ran it—and now she is giving this, which includes a great HUD to change the colors of the hair and also change the color of the coat (red, green or white). It’s an absolutely lovely piece and I posed with Olaenka Chesnokov’s lamp post, which includes eight poses and is 100% original mesh from Olaenka’s own self. Since it’s for Christmas on 34th Street, it’s giftable to someone you love or perfect for your own holiday snapshots. (Note, I did change one of the poses using the Avimote Posemaker in order to better show off the coat. Artistic license and all that.)

Nostalgia--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

It *is* the season for giving and today has two gifts from the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. First, Sawsan Secretspy is offering this exquisite lady’s skin as her gift in the calendar. It comes with and without cleavage option and includes this very neutral makeup palette so you can wear it with other makeups. It’s for system bodies, and that is just fine because anyone can wear it then. Julia Merosi, who has gone from creator to KittyCatS lover, made this darling seasonal clutch with berries and beads and a tinsel trimming. Remember: if you miss getting to the Calendar any day, you can get the previous day’s gifts so don’t worry. Though it’s one per avatar, there is ample opportunity to fill your inventory with goodness.

Nostalgia--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. ADV CALENDAR 2016 Skin TAN by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available December 7 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit (with hair): !! FANTAVATAR & MOONSTRUCK !! Winter Coat by Luna Barak for FANTAVATAR & MOONSTRUCK, available at Fair Play (benefitting Relay for Life)

Clutch: je suis…FelineS Christmas clutch (gold)-KittyCatS Advent ’15 by Julia Merosi for je suis, available December 7 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Pose prop: oOo Lamplighters c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at Christmas on 34th Street (opens December 9)  *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Sabein Streeter’s home

Nostalgia--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 7

And the Band Played On, Part 2

I need to get new headphones. In my previous post, I stated that the MadPea Cursed Collection did not play music. It does indeed! When the instruments are set on the platform, they play the music from this video, composed by Harter Fall.

Each instrument plays individually as well! So add to the animations, the beautiful mesh construction, the gorgeous textures and the scripting, and you get quite a bang for your Linden at the Arcade . Find out more about Harter’s work on the collection on their website.

And the Band Played On

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

 

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~ Halford Luccock

And the Band Played On

When I received the Mad Pea Cursed Collection gacha set for this month’s Arcade, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. A mysterious message came with it directing me to open the packages with the enclosed tools and then rez all the instruments on the stage platform. As I opened each crate and box (which come with clever animations to replicate unscrewing or crowbarring or loosening bolts), I saw each beautiful instrument emerge and magically move to its spot on the platform, regardless of where I rezzed it on the platform. Very spooky.

And the Band Played On

I had to try each instrument, of course, and they are all scripted to be played as instruments with darling animations. I erroneously stated originally that they don’t play music but they do, which you can find out about here. Since I anticipated wearing the baton and stepping to the podium as instructed, I wore the tuxedo dress Fhara Acacia has at Shiny Shabby and accompanied it with Zuri Rayna’s drop dead gorgeous new jewelry set. I ran to Steffi Villota’s store to get her new Paige applier for the Lelutka mesh head because it was just so gorgeous and topped my look with Chiaki Xue’s messy but elegant ‘do.

And the Band Played On

Ready to go, I stepped up to the podium, baton in hand, and raised my arms. Rather than being “cursed,” the entire set is blessed with whimsy and joy because as the animation started, the instruments raised up on their own and began dancing around the podium with musical notes. I did a little animated gif below to show because a photo just couldn’t explain how awesome this set is. The whole set of gacha pieces, singularly and as a collection, has been constructed with such care and skill and whimsy that I would recommend you run out and jam that machine with your linden. It’s just so fun!

orchestra

Hair: *DG*63 HAIR – MIX COLOR FAT(+Bangs) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Paige* MIXED by Steffi Villota

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes (left) – Loam by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Ricielli – Tuxedo Minidress /Black by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli, available at Shiny Shabby

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna- Serenity Bracelet- Fall Mocha/Garnet/Onyx by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

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

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

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

And the Band Played On

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Boogie Oogie Oogie

If you’re thinkin’ you’re too cool to boogie
Boy oh boy have I got news for you
Everybody here tonight must boogie
Let me tell ya’ you are no exception to the rule

~ “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste of Honey

Boogie Oogie Oogie

I got Erratic Rain’s new leggings and top for Uber and they made me want to boogie oogie oogie! First of all, the mesh fits skin tight to the Maitreya Lara body with nary a gap or sag. Second, it comes in eye popping colors and includes a color change HUD for the stripe on the leggings. I added Maxi Gossamer’s colorful and fun necklace and earrings, also for Uber, to the ensemble and found Toxxic Rhiannyr’s amazing funky boogie oogie skates, which made the outfit complete. Then I took myself over to Rollerballs for some skating fun (and a great disco stream).

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Roller skating was a big deal when I was a kid, and the whole set up reminded me of the sweaty, cotton-candy soaked fun I had zipping around. Add these poses from Luna Jubilee and Radagast Lexington, and I am a boogie skate queen.

Boogie Oogie Oogie

MissAll Sunday Lemon made this great side-flung high ponytail for Uber, which I wore in a bright pink to push the look to the top, and I colored my lashes from Thora Charron blue for that added disco look, which also made my blue eyes from Ikon Innovia for Shiny Shabby pop. Finally, I have one of Umazuma Metaluna’s lovely Lelutka mesh head appliers that she will have at the Arcade at the beginning of the month with boldly colored eyeshadow so I can boogie til I can’t boogie no more.

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lexis Mesh Hair – Jellyfish by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Candice 14 (milk) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], soon to be available at The Arcade (opens September 1) *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: erratic / tia – crop top / yellow (maitreya) by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Leggings: erratic / daria – pants / hotpink (maitreya) by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Racer Girl Daisy StopWatch by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Elbow pads: ElbowCutFem by Phara Akula

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Ombre II Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Skates: alterego I rollbounce400 sk8 – house disco by Toxxic Riannyr for AlterEgo

Poses: Embody Pose F DERBY 1 by Radagast Lexington for Embody and !bang – derby girl by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Location: oO RollerBalls Oo

Gadget: using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Blue eyes
Baby’s got blue eyes
Like a deep blue sea
On a blue blue day

Blue eyes laughing in the sun
Laughing in the rain
Baby’s got blue eyes
And I am home, and I am home again

~ “Blue Eyes” by Elton John

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s got all blue, starting with this elegant and sexy mesh dress from NataPorolo for Shiny Shabby that includes a clever fade to translucent hem and a stylish wrapped and ruched bodice. The texture is great and the mesh is nicely rigged. I wore it over the Belleza Venus body after a few adjustments to my shape and it fit perfectly (however notice my thin legs—reduced the muscular setting). I accessorized with Monica Outlander’s lovely pieces for her gacha at Shiny Shabby and slipped on wickedly high and ridiculously sexy shoes from Glamistry that he is featuring at Kustom9 with his incredible texture change HUD.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

AtomicSparkle Skytower has been making skins in SL for quite a while and now she is coming up to speed with appliers soon to come out for the Belleza and Maitreya bodies to match her skins and the Slink hands and feet appliers she already has. I tested her Belleza applier and it looks darn good, especially with this gorgeous skin that comes with tattoo makeups so you can switch up your look. My wild hair comes courtesy of Kavar Cleanslate for the Festival of Sin. I used his handy HUD to get a dark hair and then added blue streaks. He has some brilliant mixed color looks and fantasy colors as well. And the aforementioned blue eyes are from Ikon Innovia, his beautiful exclusive for Shiny Shabby with system eyes and his great HUD system for mesh eyes.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Hair: Exile::Out of the Ruins by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Festival of Sin II *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-ANA-Tan-Dk-Feline with *Verve* Ana-Brow-Black and *Verve* Ana-Lip-Fudge plus *VERVE* Tattoo – HairBase – Dark by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V3 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: TETRA – Pyramid Dress (Azure) by NataPorolo for TETRA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Miamai_Flora Cuff_02 and Miamai_Flora Earring 02 by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Fall 2015 Metals (slink) Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Black Tie

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes