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

An Extravagant Journey

An Extravagant Journey

“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

An Extravagant Journey

It’s the new year! Yay! We made it! Amazingly, my biggest resolution is to drink more water and get back to exercising because the cookies this season did me in. I may be backing off my blog a bit because I have a new project in the works that will be taking considerable time in the next couple months. I saw this gorgeous dress from ValentinaEvangelista on someone else and realized it sported my name. I am sure that is simply a coincidence but what a lovely one! The dress comes in several versions—a solid long dress as I show, a long dress with a print skirt and a shorter dress. All come with a texture change HUD for swapping out the belt color. Valentina does her own mesh and over time it’s gotten tighter, more well-fitted, more wonderfully textured, but still as fashionable as her vision always was.

An Extravagant Journey

I grabbed Brandon Papp’s skin at the We <3 RP event right before it closed this round and I am so I glad I did. Brandon makes skins that look substantially different from others, with an ethereal, fantasy look to them. My bodacious hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s newest for Fameshed, a big ‘do with lots of personality, aptly named. I love this hair actually. It’s full of life and verve. Perfect for the first day of a brand new year!

An Extravagant Journey

Hair: Clawtooth: Don’t Mess With Texas by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: !Imabee: Amoneth /redB with !Imabee: Amoneth – Lip 5 by Brendon Papp for Imabee

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

Dress: :V.e. Harper Halter Gown Innocence by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture

Bangles: *YS&YS* Bone Bangles by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*

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

Nail appliers: [LB EgyptianLinesGold] *Slink* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Feet: Shoes: Essenz – Detroit by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Pose prop: Sway’s [2015] prop . gold & silver by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

An Extravagant Journey

Tempted

Tempted

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.” ~ Mae West

Tempted

The new District 5 event is kind of tempting. I have seen some previews of items that will be there and it’s gonna be tough. For example, this mini dress from Cynthia Ultsch comes in several colors and includes a HUD that allows you to change the color of your belt and buckle may times over so you can mix and match it with other looks. Lots of ladies like Cynthia’s work and this is your chance to get it with this versatility built in. The high heels from Sn0b that I am wearing have the same kind of HUD scheme with the ability to switch out colors on separate pieces and even to hide elements of the decoration, like the bows. My awesome necklace is one of Maxi Gossamer’s pieces for FaMESHed and includes her magic texture-switch scripts. Monica Outlander just put out a set of Slink nail appliers that include mesh tattoos. They work with size 10 hands, which mine are not (because that would give me t-rex arms) but are resizable. I chose to forgo the tattoos because the polishes are plenty pretty.

Tempted

Kavar Cleanslate is selling this lovely hair at Collabor88 this month in his set of fantastic textures. I can see he is attuned to his audience, who wants full locks and a sort of innocent sexiness that comes out from the pinned-aside bangs. My skin is one of Brendon Papp’s glorious new skins on Marketplace, which comes with three eyeliners and five lipsticks and an aetherial style and sublime smile you won’t find with other skins. He has been slowly coming back to SL and offering more and more of his unique style, so keep an eye on him!

Tempted

Hair: Exile::Letters and lipstick by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: !Imabee: Petal – Florentien /darkB with !Imabee: Petal – Florentien – Lip 2 and !Imabee: Florentien – Eyeliner 2 by Brendon Papp for Imabee 

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes –  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: [Cynful] Society Dress – White by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at District 5 (opening August 13) *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Nail appliers: Miamai_LacquerSublime_NYPrincess SLinkHands Casual by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ]S]N]0]B] Endless (Slink High) Pair by Sn0b for ]S]N]0]B], available at District 5 (opening August 13) *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Ensnared by Hair

Ensnared by Hair

I got Queue Marlowe’s hair for Hair Fair the moment she finished, slapped it on my head and went “wow”! Once again, Queue made a splash at Hair Fair with three new unique styles combining mesh and flexi and curls and braids. As always, they come with Queue’s great textures on her texture-change HUD.

Ensnared by Hair

Queue gives us a taste of what she’s good at. First the curls, which are bouncy and twisty and voluminous. Combining mesh and flexi, she gives the ultimate in curly hair. Then she made a stylish short cut with curls tumbling around the face. Finally a fantasy braid, gathered across the face and wrapped around to drape over the shoulder.

Every single purchase kicks a bit to Wigs for Kids, so you’re not only getting ensnared by this hair but also giving to kids who need hair implants after medical conditions have made them lose their own. It’s a win-win proposition!

Ensnared by Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

Skin: !Imabee: Florentien – Darling by Brandon Papp for Imabee

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at The Big Show

Dress: Egoisme S-line by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme *

From Blossoms

From Blossoms

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

~ From “From Blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

From Blossoms

A favorite poem of mine is from Li-Young Lee, about eating warm summer peaches at a roadstand. The simple enjoyment of sunshine and life is so abundant in this poem I love to read it out loud just to roll the sweetness on my own tongue. (Please, click the link and read it in full yourself.) This glorious dress from Mami Jewell reminded me of the poem with its beautiful simplicity and elegant lines. Lace and an undertint of a peach color is all that’s needed to bring life to this gorgeous gown.

From Blossoms

My glowing skin is a new one from Brendon Papp. With its luscious tone, soft dusting of freckles, elegant eyebrows and simple loveliness, it’s a welcome blank palette for makeups. I chose a sophisticated eyeliner from Kianna Noel and matched a slightly messy updo from Thora Charron. Twinkling earrings from Belle Roussel dress the look up a bit (check out the very slight bit of bling). This is a sweet young peach who has had to work a little to make herself seem more sophisticated.

From Blossoms

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

Hair: [LeLutka]-JULIET 2.0 hair – IrishRed by Thora Charron for [LeLutka]

Skin: !Imabee: Stigma – Olivia – Base Skin / REDbrow / by Brendon Papp for Imabee

Makeup: -[AddiCt]-Aki Eyeshadow/liner-Rust by Kianna Noel for -[AddiCt]-

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: -AZUL- Dailey/Coral (MMV2011finalist/Miss Bolivia) by Mami Jewell for -AZUL- *

Earrings: Ajisai Earrings Wht by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey

To the Moon

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out. ~ William Blake

To the Moon

The moon is one of the most beautiful and persistent gifts of living on the Earth. No matter where you go in the world, no matter who you talk to, everyone knows the moon. We all look to it to mark the waning and waxing of time. So it’s no surprise that she used the moon as the core component of this sculptural dress she designed. What makes the dress more interesting is that the moon rotates. The photos don’t show a very delicate framework of crisscrossing silver wires around the moon—it’s gorgeous. So we have Eshi’s flowers, her wispy feathers and now the moon. What’s next?

To the Moon

She includes this gorgeous hair/headpiece combo with the outfit with a smaller version of the moon. I wear the dress with a delicate skin from Brendon Papp, who always adorns my Eshi looks for some reason. I think the otherworldly delicacy of these skins offsets Eshi’s work well. We don’t need a brazen look; we need something much more fragile.

To the Moon

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. ~ Jean Ingelow

Skin: !Imabee: Umeko – Underwater / DKbrow / by Brendon Papp for Imabee

Hairbase: AD hair base – black by Queue Marlow for Analog Dog

Outfit (including hair): LUNA by Eshi Otawara by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara

Red Blossom

“In this world
love has no color
yet how deeply
my body
is stained by yours.”
— Izumi Shikibu, Lady from the Heian Court

Red Blossom

I have been steeping myself in wide-ranging East Asian culture lately—nothing specific or well-defined—just wide-ranging. I have been watching Korean dramas on crunchyroll.com and have recently picked up The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby, which is a novel about Mirasaki Shikibu, a lady in the royal courts of Heian Japan and the writer of The Tale of Genji. Ladies at that time wrote romantic poetry—it was part of their education and part of being wooed during court romances. The Tale of Genji was incredibly popular in its time and still is considered a classic. It’s no surprise I am taking on an East Asian look.

Red Blossom

It’s easily done with these coordinates from LeeZu Baxter, which she recently released. I love the sweetly ruffled, almost-Lolita top that turns into something more sexy at the midriff. But I have covered that midriff with LeeZu’s equally sexy Mia corset, an older piece that shows LeeZu’s ingenious styling and art. I pulled on stockings from the same set as the blouse, slipped on the gloves, and topped it all with the darling tassled hat.

Red Blossom

What really cemented the look is this new skin from Brendon Papp with its clear geisha influence (though I wonder if it would also suit a Prince Poppycock look). The freckles would normally bother me but in this case they are charming and contribute to the Lolita look. My hair is a cute ponytail from as001 Littlething, who also has a nice line of other hair.

Finally boots with sweet large bows, which give that final flavor of Lolita to this look. Cerberus Noel has deep influence from current Japanese style but always has the necessary touch of sophistication that transcends the cutesiness of a lot of it.

Red Blossom

“It seemed to me that people do a rather good job of creating levels of hell all by themselves, and this was something worth writing about.” ~ Liza Dalby, Tales of Murasaki

Hair: [kik]hair-Tsubaki II(black) by as001 Littlething for [kik]

Skin: !Imabee: Petal – Serene – Only Love Matters by Brendon Papp for !Imabee

Top: [LeeZu!] Miss Tre`s Blouse /red by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Corset: * [LeeZu!] Mia Corset Pants – Corset Dress /red by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Stockings: [LeeZu!] Miss Tre`s Tights by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Hat: [LeeZu!] Miss Tre`s Hat by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Gloves: [LeeZu!] Miss Tre`s Gloves by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Bag: Tee*fy My LunchBag (Red) TCP by Azure Electricteeth for Tee*fy

Boots: *GF* Short Ribbon Boots “Anna” -red- by Cerberus Noel for G Field