Pedestrian at Best

Pedestrian at Best

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you
Tell me I’m exceptional, I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money, and I’ll make some origami, honey
I think you’re a joke, but I don’t find you very funny

~ “Pedestrian at Best” by Courtney Barnett

Pedestrian at Best

I love this new song from Courtney Barnett, all punk and funny with a sweet touch of girly. I thought it suited this look, a lot of which I got at Thrift Shop 8.0. First, Cruella Pennell has made this fabulous dress from two different mesh templates, but she has made so much of these templates, one can hardly even think of what may have been made before. She has finitely and exquisitely textured these pieces with a pattern and leather insets. Putting the two together seems an effortless decision and pulling them together with such great texture work is ingenious. Best part? They are discounted at Thrift Shop 8.0! With these fabulous little booties from Senzati0n Domenitzo also from Thrift Shop, it’s a look that falls together.

Pedestrian at Best

I wanted to up the gothiness of the look without going overboard so Inka Mexicola’s beautiful skin for OMGacha combined with deep dark lips from Constance Daehlie that she is featuring at AnyBody plus Constance’s dark eyes makes a beautiful face, pale and glowing with the contrasting darkness without being chalky or dead. Kavar Cleanslate’s beautiful new ‘do for Collabor88 with a side-pulled ponytail and his fabulous new textures completes this beautiful gothy look.

Pedestrian at Best

Hair: ::Exile::Scribbled Hearts by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Alice OMGacha06] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at OMGacha *

Lipstick: #adored – belle matte – sienna by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – soot – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Outfit: adoness : boreas : wine by Cruella Pennell for adoness, available at Thrift Shop 8.0*

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Melbourne (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Thrift Shop 8.0 *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Pedestrian at Best

Melancholy—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Melancholy—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times. ~ Kate L. Bosher

Melancholy

I have been spending some time wandering around SL by myself and rather enjoying it. There is something in me that needs time alone, and when I can view the beautiful creations in SL, I am often content. It seems melancholy but is a pensiveness that is sometimes suitable during a busy season. Barnesworth Anubis’ new gazebo that he is selling at Collabor88 is a perfect place for solitary contemplation.

And I am contemplating yesterday’s opening of Frost because it’s bound to be packed with goodies you want for a warm winter. This darling outfit from Lisanna Lauria is sure to please with a system top in several jewel tones that also comes with appliers and pretty skirts with sparkle. Tights from a gacha at Frost from Manda Schmooz keep my legs warm and beanster Potato’s great boots with a texture-change HUD complete my wintery outfit.

Melancholy

This shot accents the beautiful gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar today—a gorgeous bracelet from Abraxxa Anatine, the goddess of metals and semi-precious stones. Abraxxa crafted this beautiful bracelet with sodalite and silver so it can be worn year-round, not just at the holidays.

My lovely long locks are Ikira Frimon’s featured style for Frost and I love this look. With the face-framing locks and the great texture-change HUD, this style has a lot to offer. My skin is a glowing look from Inka Mexicola with blushing cheeks and a lovely green eye makeup. And I love these deep blue peepers from Constance Daehlie.

Melancholy

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Yasu hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at FROST *

Skin: Essences {Quinn01} Medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Top: MoDANNA [Crystalline Collection] Chiffon Bodysuit Blue by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Skirt: MoDANNA [Crystalline Collection] Glitter Skirt Silver by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Tights: [trs] Knit Tights – Melon (PL) by Manda Schmooz for [trs], available at FROST

Bracelet: EarthStones Ruffle Button Bracelet – Sodalite/Silver by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Placid Blue by Zozicon for ZOZ

Boots: DN Mesh: Frost Boots by beanster Potato for Ducknipple, available at FROST

Gazebo: [ba] garden gazebo – snowy by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88 *

Furnishings by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

  • Trompe Loeil – Snow Day Bed White + Drape {A}
  • Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Silver & White
  • Trompe Loeil – Valiano Firebox Metal Ornate (high LOD)

Landscaping: Skye Enchanted Trail Curve Slight by Alex Bader for Studio Skye

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Assisted by Avimote Posemaker by Avimote Dreamscape

Photographed at the private home of Eliza and Barely (thank you!)

Melancholy

Candy Cane Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 10

Candy Cane Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 10

“It’s a Candy Cane Christmas
Sweet as it can be.”

~ “Candy Cane Christmas” by Darius Rucker

Candy Cane Christmas

Mariska Simons finally brought out the wildcat in this kitten with her gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Day Calendar. Mariska is offering this darling, if brief, bra and shorty shorts set to all advent calendar clickers today (and onwards until January 4). The top comes as a system layer or in one of several different appliers (this one being the Omega applier, which goes directly on to the Belleza Venus body). With a darling print that makes a kitten like me purr, it’s a great little set to heat up your cold winter nights and sweeten the holiday.

Candy Cane Christmas

The great news is that Inka Mexicola JUST put out Belleza Venus body appliers for the EVO line. It’s a beautiful look—the skin looks just wonderful over this shape and I love being able to wear the skins and have it all match. My fabulous waves are Truth Hawks’ newest, which I have been saving for a really seductive look because this hair is pure sex. I kept myself warm with darling mesh knee socks, now fitted to the Belleza body, from Muka Release that she has at The Big Show. It all adds up to a sweet look. (Mr. Harold Heckubaugh next to me agrees.)

Candy Cane Christmas

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Vivi by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences

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

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

Skin applier: [EVO] Essences Belleza Venus [medium01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Mona: Mesh Red Kitty by Mariska Simons for~Blacklace~, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Socks: *MUKA* Knee Socks – Belleza Venus by Muka Release for *MUKA*, available at The Big Show

Mouth prop: *~*HopScotch*~* Candy Cane Nibbler by Chandni Khondji for HopScotch (modified)

Poses: Embody Prop Pose Pack F PEPPERMINT by Radagast Lexington for Embody

KittyCat: KittyCats – Harold Heckubaugh owned by Callie Cline

Candy Cane Christmas

Message of Love

Message of Love

Now the reason we’re here
As man and woman
Is to love each other
Take care of each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it’s good, good, good

~ “Message of Love” by the Pretenders

Message of Love

A message of love, of plain simple love, seems a good one to forward. We’re here just to love one another. Let’s also love fashion and the color red, which I am doing today. Let’s go bottom up and start with these darling shoes, which are Cyclic Gearz’ offering for 21Shoe, only available in this color and another on November 21 at her store at a 2-for-1 price. My skirt is a darling mesh piece from nodoka Vella that she has marked as a sale item at her store. And my top from Ugly Frog and Eeky Cioc I found by word of mouth and what a word! The top comes with a texture change HUD that allows endless variations on different parts of the top—the main, the buttons, the ribbed bottom and the sheer blouse. The mesh fits perfectly and the detailing is amazing. AND it’s made to fit over other things, which so much mesh fails to do. Perfect!

Message of Love

I have Inka Mexicola’s lovely and inexpensive skin from The Dressing Room Fusion on again, this time with blonde brows. I can’t imagine how anyone would pass up grabbing this set from TDRF because it’s so lovely in details and the lips are pure lusciousness. Nicole Button’s new eyes make this look, especially with Kavar Cleanslate’s pretty, side parted long hair for Collabor88.

Message of Love

Hair: Exile::Dancing Horses by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *blonde* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Green) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Top: …Mutresse.. Jana Cardigan by Ugly Frog and Eeky Cioc for Mutresse

Skirt: {amiable}Borderskirt06 by nodoka Vella for amiable

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

Nail appliers: Slink Nail HUD BSleep – Pinky – GLOSSY by Sarahlin Constantine for Before Sleep

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LVLE] Cat Bow Sandal – Jewel by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available only on Nov.21 for 21Shoe *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Philosophia

Philosophia

When we’re young we set our hearts upon some beautiful idea
Maybe something from a holy book or French philosophia
Upon the thoughts of better men than us we swear by and decree a
Perfect way to end the war of ways the only way to be a…
Work of art, oh to be a work of art

But in time a thought comes tugging on the sleeve edge of our minds
Perhaps no perfect way exists at all, just many different kinds
Oh but if it’s just a thing of taste then everything unwinds
For without an absolute how can the absolute define…
A work of art, oh to be a work of art

~ “Philosophia” by Guggenheim Grotto

Philosophia

I love this gentle song about growing up and learning that life is not black and white. Sometimes SL could use a little of that. And black and white is my look today, starting with two separates that Shai Delacroix has come out with that include her characteristically ingenious HUD that includes a mesh piece that shows you just how the clothing will look with its texture. The sweater and skirt do not have to go together—in fact I suggest you find other separates to wear with them to mix and match because they are both basics, especially the sweater, which comes in many lovely colors. The skirt includes some brilliant artistic looks but I went for this black and white to match the silver shoes Pill Kanto has made for The Secret Affair. (Those heels ARE rezzed. He has cleverly made a platter-shaped heel.)

Philosophia

Mina Nakamura is offering a special black and white set for Kustom 9 as well as others. I decided to tiny this long casual style with black ends to give contrast against Shai’s sweater. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous bare look at the Cirque du Seraphim, which ironically donates money for the ASPCA.  My delicious intense eyes are Nicole Button’s newest for Egozy.

Philosophia

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – CDS} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Cirque du Seraphim *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (DarkBrown) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Sweater: *Shai* Women’s Cropped Sweater by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

Skirt: *Shai* Women’s Peplum Skirt by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

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

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_Ruralsun Pumps_Silver_TSA by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at The Secret Affair *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow

The Girl Who Reads

The Girl Who Reads

I want a girl who reads
Who needs the written word
& uses the added vocabulary
She gleans from novels and poetry
To hold lively conversation
In a range of social situations

~ “I want a girl who reads” by Mark Grist (PLEASE click! It’s awesome!)

The girl who reads

I have been keeping this wonderful poem in mind for a blog for months now. It’s one of my very favorite YouTube poetry performances because I am the “girl who reads”! (Latest book: The Magician King by Lev Grossman.) One of the greatest pleasures in my life is reading, as my five dedicated readers of this blog know. So I think Mark Grist and I have a date with destiny because I “love the classics and the classics are dirty.”

I put together this look inspired by Kaśyapa, who sent me the stack of books from Nama Gearz and helped me find the glasses from damascusvera, and his inspiration reminded me of this great poem. It all fell into place once he helped me. This sweater dress from Kinu Mayako is one of her exclusives at the Thrift Shop, marked down because everything at Thrift Shop is marked down. It includes a texture change HUD that allows different choices for the collar and cuffs and the main sweater. My leggings from Soda Domela are a gacha at the Thrift Shop and includes a Phat Azz applier. My darling boots are a set from Cyclic Gears that she is selling at The Pier Market for their sea monster theme and are 50% off for the event through the month of November.

The girl who reads

I kind of thought this new skin from Inka Mexicola looks like that bookish girl from the American TV show, Modern Family, played by Ariel Winter. She has the same glowing skin, luscious pretty features, blushing cheeks and voluptuousness that Inka’s skin has. This pretty skin is available at the Dressing Room Fusion at a ridiculously low price.

My colored toque is a fabulous hair from Nix Marabana, who includes the hat and hair with a great texture change HUD that includes a lot more hat choices than this one. Kaśyapa led me to these dorky glasses from damascusvera and of course, sent me books from Naima Gearz because he knows I am a girl who likes to read.

The girl who reads

Hair: Anachron – Tuque Hair Female – Diversity by Nix Marabana for Anachron, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: .ID. Brooding Eyes – Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Sweater: [ SAKIDE ] Ingenue Laine Dress by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Leggings: *Bubblefish* 80’s Leggings #12 by Soda Domela for *Bubblefish*, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Glasses: O.M.E.N – Studded Horn-Rim Glasses by damascusvera for O.M.E.N

Books: ::Static:: Bookworm One-handed Multiple by Nama Gearz for ::Static::

Pen: Bay City Bugle Pen (copy and share!) by Kasabian Robonaught for the Bay City Bugle

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

Boots: [LVLE] Bathynomus – Ladies – FATPACK by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available at The Pier Market *

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

The Cats are Back!

The Cats are Back!

“What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?’
‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said.
‘No?’ said Coraline.
‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The Cats are Back

The cats are back—the KittyCatS, that is. As per the season, two new breeds have come out for Halloween—Scarecrows and Monster Mash. I personally like the monsters as they are more my speed but the scarecrows are winsome and darling. I think it’s the blinking eyeballs on the heads that grabbed my heart. Who can resist a big eyeball? (The one on my head, incidentally, is going to be a gift at KittyCatS when Callie gets it out. Check in a few days. And she will have a couple gifts at the Fright Fair as well.)

This new dress from Ariadna Garrigus comes with a texture-change HUD that gives you one of three darling designs. I preferred this pattern because it reflected the colors of the KittyCatS and has an autumnal look. My shoes are Kenadeecole’s great set at the Body Modification Expo and fit both Slink and Belleza feet (which is good because I am still wearing the Belleza Mesh body). They are sexy defined.

The Cats are Back

I found this darling skin from Inka Mexicola had an affinity for the hair Mina Nakamura just put out. Inka has put the skin out at the Candy Fair with a number of delightful candy-colored lip and brow colors, so they could make your sweet look shine. Mina has this great hair for the Mystic Realms Faire, perfect for an adventuring woman with its ragged ends and implied messiness. And my orange eyeball and blue horns look great with it! And it’s really all about the big eyeball.

The Cats are Back

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: Essences – Ingrid (CandyFair) medium01 *makeup02* Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Candy Fair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – clarity – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris AA61 In The world by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Hat: blue horns and orange eye by Callie Cline for KittyCats (gift!) *

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Belleza)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Featured guests: KittyCats Monster Mash and Scarecrow by KittyCats for KittyCats, available at Fright Fest *

Masala Chai

Masala Chai

“Make tea, not war.” ~ Monty Python

Masala Chai

It wasn’t my intention to have one gorgeous subcontinent look followed by another but it panned out that way. I have been working on a special project, and in the meantime, four different events are opening tomorrow so there is scads to follow, look at, plan for. And the weather outside is absolutely gorgeous so I wonder why I am inside. It’s rare I feel behind the ball but right now I do. One of the best things I have seen among all if it is this gorgeous lehenga and dupatta and top from Zaara Kohime.

Mystic Realms Faire opens tomorrow and it’s been a few months of work for the organizers and has a great line-up of creators, including Zaara. It’s a most amazing construction: three pieces, all in mesh with a side jewel. It’s no easy task to rig mesh and make it work right and then to add textures to it to great depth and a sense of material. But then to layer the mesh pieces as Zaara has done with the translucent dupatta is an act of ingenuity or insanity. I am wearing the whole deal over the Belleza Mesh body (my own form of insanity..?) to show, once again, it can be done!

Masala Chai

My skin is Inka Mexicola’s luscious offering for Uber, with glittering eye makeup and full lips. The Belleza body has a very good skin match on the HUD. My eyes are from Constance Daehlie, also from the Mystic Realms Faire, with deep intensity. (If you noticed, I use a lot of Constance’s eyes because she has captured a manner of having light and color in them I love.) My hair is one of Kavar Cleanslate’s tumbling down styles for Mystic Realms and suits this outfit because it doesn’t interfere with the dupatta. And as always, Maxi Gossamer completes my look like a cherry on top with gorgeous jewelry (texture change) that she is offering at the new Collabor88.

Masala Chai

Hair: Exile::Royal Command by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Mystic Realms Faire (opening October 10) *

Skin: Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Dark01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber*

Lipstick: Essences – Ingrid {Kiss’n’Go} Berry Smooch by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber *

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

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – soot – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Mystic Realms Faire (opening October 10) *

Outfit: Zaara : Chandni lehenga *amethyst* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Mystic Realms Faire (opening October 10) *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Mabon Night Flower by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Body Mod Expo 2014

I also want to mention that the Body Modification Expo is opening tomorrow. Click the poster for a link to more information.

Autumn Spell

Autumn Spell

“She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.” ~ Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells

Autumn Spell

An SL friend came to my town in RL this weekend, and I got to show him around a city that was sunny, warm and enjoying the last breaths of summer. He said, “This is gorgeous! I love it here!” Right after he left, the temperature dropped 25 degrees, the rain and clouds rolled in, and it was back to reality—winter’s a-comin’.

I spent the afternoon raking the first leaves and so this put me in an autumn state of mind. This cute knit dress from Nigella Nightfire reiterates that intent (especially as I model it in this old hunt gift I found in my inventory from Ayumi Cassini). The knit on the dress is, to my experienced knitter’s eye, a bit large but the pattern is terrific and the loose hang fit well over the Belleza body. I accented with a pretty choker from Maxi Gossamer (love being able to change the gem colors) and boots from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus.

Autumn Spell

I am sitting among fall-themed furniture from Sway Dench that has a candy theme, this being candy corn, for the Candy Fair, which is opening in a couple days. The pieces all have a plethora of poses for your sitting enjoyment and her sets are all coordinated to theme.

Uber opened yesterday and this gorgeous skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s offerings for that event, geared towards the 50 Shades fans. With beautifully lined eyes and an extra pack of deeply colored lipsticks also being offered at the event, the skin is as sexy as the event requires. My fluid waves are MissAllSunday Lemon’s contribution to the event, flowing and classically sexy. Looks like autumn is going to get another warm up if you visit Uber.

Autumn Spell

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

Skin: Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Medium01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber *

Lipstick: Essences – Ingrid {Kiss’n’Go} Berry Smooch by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber *

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

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: ..:: NN ::.. Mesh Autumn Leaves Sweter Dress 11 by Nigella Nightfire for NiNight Creations

Choker: MG – Necklace – Valentina’s Choker 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: L&B S’wear “Carissa” Ankle Boot by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

[MAGIC NOOK] Autumn Skybox Rezzer by Ayumi Cassini for Magic Nook (no longer available)

Sway’s [Sweet] Living Room Set . candy corn by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the Candy Fair (opening October 3) *

Alexandra

Alexandra

Well I took a happy hour
And I ran it through your heart
Don’t you lose me to those blue skies
I still miss you when we swing apart

~ “Alexandra” by Hamilton Leithauser

Alexandra

It’s been a busy week for me. While I only generated a few blogs, I hit the events I wanted to blog, I set up the Dutchie house, I did my other work AND I made Honey Almond Cake. I also saw the launch of Damselfly’s newest endeavor, a two-for-one hair set that both old and new fans of the brand will love. Tommy and Shylah worked together to add flexi to their hair, combining mesh in an unrigged form to the flexi to allow the movement so many people loved from their previous styles. In the meantime, they are retaining their regular mesh hair, which I am showing here. So if you purchase the hair I show here, you get this regular rigged mesh piece (which is fantastic on its own) and another unrigged mesh piece with flexi attachments, giving you an entirely different look. It’s a two-for-one deal!

The Jewelry Fair is still on and I found some gorgeous pieces. I am always struggling to find accessories to go with my looks but I sated my needs at the Fair. Atuko Cliassi made the lovely chain/diamond necklace I wear with earrings and hair pieces as well. She has a few other pretty pieces at the Fair too. Ivy Burner, in her great sexy fashion, made this darling dress in several colors for the Young Spirit event.

Alexandra

So while I have been building and blogging homes n stuff, I have been wearing the Belleza mesh body around and yes, you see it here. I realize the version I have is prerelease version because I honestly believe Tricky is making tweaks. I am hoping they will make this even better than it seems. That being said, I am wearing it in these photos with a skin from Inka Mexicola. Yes, I combined Inka’s face with Tricky’s body and I don’t think it’s too Frankenstein. The skin is on my face and then I matched the body to the face via the prematches in the HUD. It worked. There is no reason one can not wear another creator’s skin on the face until the appliers start coming in.

I also want to show you I am wearing a mesh dress with this mesh body. Yep, I clicked out alpha areas and voila! It fits. I look fine. Not all shoes made for Slink feet fit on the Belleza feet (hence the option to wear the Slink feet). However Leslie Warwick has already applied herself to the issue and has made her shoes both Slink and Belleza feet compatible. And I am so glad because she makes some fantastic shoes!

So let summarize with FAQ:

Q: Can I wear other skins with the Belleza Body?
A: Yes, it seems so!

Q: Can I wear mesh clothes with the Belleza Body?
A: You betcha. There needs to be more refinement with the alphas but yes, many clothes will work.

Q: Can I wear Slink shoes with the Belleza Body?
A: Kinda. Some fit. But you CAN wear the Slink hands and feet with the Belleza body or opt to wear shoes made for the Belleza feet.

Alexandra

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Becky(Med) Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly *

Skin: Essences – Tila {medium02} brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Prisma~ Ice Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Forever Young  – pink by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Young Spirit event *

Necklace: **Feel**DoubleChainDiamondNecklace(BrightOff) by Atuko Cliassi for ***Feel***, available at the Jewelry Fair *

Shoes: [L.Warwick] Elation -Platform Heels- Burgandy/Rose (Belleza) by Lindsey Warwick for L.Warwick *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)