An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~ Andy Warhol


I hope the title got your attention! Art in Hats starts November 1, benefitting the American Diabetes Association via Team Diabetes of SL. I am sure you think, “Why a hat? Where will I wear a hat?” I don’t go to Easter Sunday here in SL and the last really interesting hats I saw in RL were perched on Princess Eugenie’s and Princess Beatrice’s heads. However, if you get past the utility and consider that the designers in SL are creating hats that are a wearable piece of art AND that part of the proceeds goes to Team Diabetes, you might want to purchase a few.


For example, Nebraska Oddfish (palomasnow)/Dita Actor made this set of three hats that evoke famous artists (as she literally took “art in hats” to mean she needed to show art.. in hats). One hat, a surrealist’s dream, evokes Salvador Dali with its unexpected eggs and bacon theme. (And you can eat it for breakfast later!) The second reminds us of Andy Warhol’s tomato soup cans. The third is a tempest of stars like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Made of mesh and the designer’s own textures, each hat is your own piece of wearable art.


I decided to don an “artist” look, a Victorian-inspired dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby which has been fit nicely to the Maitreya body. With Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, it resembles an outfit a girl in my village persists on wearing (even to Fourth of July—really).  I anticipate she will be attending a school of art and design in her future. My hair is a darling, blunt bang look from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber, and I exploited the dipped colors to their advantage. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s applier for the Cosmopolitan Room, which I find absolutely love on this mesh head.


Are you having a few issues with some alpha interference around the eyes with this head? Catwa Clip explained to me in Flickr that the eyes have to be modified to be completely sunken for eye depth so the system lashes don’t come through and mess with your makeup. Try this!


Hats by palomasnow for Oddfish Studio, available at Art in Hats (opening November 1)

  • Like Breakfast/Dali Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Van Gogh Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Warhol Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015

Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Hayley” (Dipped Party Colors) by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [Digby] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: AMITOMO.Eye Collection 2 – 21 by Woomi Latte for AMITOMO, available at Kustom9

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

Dress: :V.e. Wednesday Gown FITMESH Noir by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Paintbrush: .:MANNA:. Pinceau Blue by Manna Yoshikawa for MANNA

Palette: BoatHouse Painting Pallette by IzzieBellah Hinterland for BoatHouse (no longer available)

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *



A Doll’s Life

A Doll’s Life

“You can buy about four hundred tiny fashion separates that mix and match to create three tasteful outfits. In that way, the doll is incredibly lifelike. Chilling, even.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

A Doll's Life

Tatyana Ultsch is participating in Burlesque this month, and I thought I would dress up to match her great corseted dress. First the dress, which is a great mesh style that she has made with varying proportions for bigger booties and boobs and smaller ones. I matched it up with stockings from LacunaInc. These were made for the PhatAzz but I slipped the script out and put it in an Omega converter so I could wear them on the Belleza mesh body. I hunted around and found these great Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, testament that an SL old timer can go with the times and do mesh well. My gloves from Fyre Furse and Sugar Falta I tripped on in MP and laced on to dress up my look. And my pretty necklace is Maxi Gossamer’s contribution for FaMESHed.

A Doll's Life

I am wearing Umazuma Metaluna’s skin for the Season’s Story, a beautiful look that comes with dark and light brows, a smoked eye tattoo option as well as blush and beauty marks and her great lip intensity system, for which I custom-colored my lips. (I love that option—any lipstick I want!) This time I used her applier on the Belleza body because I was having a problem with the Maitreya body in advanced lighting. The transition seems a lot better on the Belleza body for this applier.

Bubbles Clawtooth, that darling of fabulosity, has put this gorgeous loose hair out for Collabor88. With a separate HUD to switch up the color of the bow in back, it’s a versatile hair for many kind of looks, especially this pretty dolly look.

A Doll's Life

Hair: Clawtooth: Yvette – Bodacious Blondes by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Blair – Bare face(honey) BB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Blair Smokey Eyes and [theSkinnery] Blair Lip Intensity 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Season’s Story *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: :::i::: Yva Dress – Blue by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Burlesque *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Love Surrender – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Gloves: X-DollZ Glove by Fyre Furse and Sugar Falta for X-Dollz

Nail appliers: [LB Chrome Pink] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Stockings: *LACUNA* Sophia Thigh High Stockings – Set 2 by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

A Doll's Life



And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove’s,
The one only dwelling on earth that she loves.

~ William Wadsworth


Mystic Realms Faire and Body Modification Expo both open today at noon. This should not be a huge problem for most because both fairs are open for a couple weeks, but you know it will become a huge thing trying to in. And frankly, I can see why. I got this darling little mesh dress from Cerberus Noel, which comes in four colorways, and it’s an ideal dress for a saucy wench or a spirited elf or a hunter. Paired with this intriguing and gorgeous necklace from XanXan Jervil and the awesome pirate boots from Jackal Ennui (which come rigged and unrigged so yes, Dorothy, you can adjust them to your Belleza body as I did), the look is fantastic and beguiling.

What is also beguiling at Mystic Realms Faire is the great furniture you can get for roleplay. Cherelle Capra is offering this amazing bookcase with all the books and a scale at super low prim count plus an amazing desk. Artizanmesh has made an incredible furniture set that includes in some pieces, single and couples poses. I was absolutely charmed by Tree of Life chair.


Seasons Story opened today too and Umazuma Metaluna has come out with a set of two fantastic skins for the event, both in fall colors. The coloring is warm with her typical beestung lips and provocative brows and eyes. My hair is Shylah Honey’s gorgeous look for the Body Modification Expo, a side-parted long ‘do with a beguiling wisp of hair across the face. I love this hair and think it could be worn over and over with many looks, especially with the great textures.


Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jojo Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Hazel – Autumn (toffee) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Seasons Story *

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

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

Outfit: *GF*[Mesh] Elwyn Outfit –chestnut by Cerberus Noel for G. Field, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: :(SH): Anniana Rune Necklace – Rust by XanXan Jervil for Sad Harlekin, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Ring: Ariskea [SkyStone ] Gold Ring 1 [Add me] by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Boots: lassitude & ennui Captain’s boots crimson by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin


*AF* Balloch Perch Collection by Artizanmesh for Artizan Fantasy, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

  • *AF* Balloch Perch Herb Shelf ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch TOL Chair ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch Slatted Rocker ~ Warm
  • *AF* Balloch Perch Boarded Candles ~ Warm

[CIRCA] – “Traveller’s Discovery” Tall Shelf by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Find a Chair Hair

Find a Chair Hair

Last year when I blogged Hair Fair, I did a series of blogs with silly titles that had words that rhymed with “hair.” I, of course, used up all the good titles so this year the titles will be sillier. (Thank goodness for a rhyming dictionary.)

Find a Chair Hair

I called this “find a chair” hair because I think someone is going to have to sit down seeing some of these photos. Long sexy locks or short wavy full hair, Ikira Frimon has made some gorgeous hair for Hair Fair. The hair includes a great texture change HUD that also allows you to switch it up with any attached accessories.

Find a Chair Hair

One of the best things about Hair Fair is being able to discover the work of designers you have not seen before. In this case, I had not had the pleasure of seeing Ikira Frimon’s work or heard of her brand Ayashi, but I have been delighted with her hair. I think this pale blonde is especially captivating.

Find a Chair Hair

Hair (top to bottom):

[^.^Ayashi^.^] Aiko hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[^.^Ayashi^.^] Ima hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

[^.^Ayashi^.^] Hanako hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Hair Fair 2014 *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 1 Bl by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza *

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – teal by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: Ricielli – Ruched dress /white by Fhara Acacia for Ricelli

Choker: Cameo choker – pure / silver by Jackal Ennui for Lassitude and Ennui

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout,
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout,
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

I'm a Little Teapot

I cried while I sang “I’m a Little Teapot” when I graduated from preschool. I looked out into the big audience of smiling parents and could see strangers everywhere–everyone except my parents (who were there but standing the back where it was too dark for me to see). There’s a whole metaphor there, a poem, (and probably two years of therapy) but I won’t get into it. And perhaps it’s an apt story about being a newbie in SL. (You enter, knowing no one, and stare out at a whole bunch of very strange strangers. It’s the ultimate in performance anxiety.)

What brought the song to mind was this cute little dress with its blue and white chintz pattern made by Quinlan Quimby. I loved the shape of the dress with the shirred sides and sheer underskirt. The textures Quinlan uses are soft and shiny and very perfect for this outfit. Had she extended it to ballgown length, it would make perfect sense in a historic RP sim. However, she has opted for a more contemporary silhouette with the short skirt.

I'm a Little Teapot

I wear it with a new skin from Lorac Farella, part of her Tomorrow line. I really like this set with its more subtle and burnished make-ups and painterly details. Lorac includes a wee beauty mark near the lips, a lovely touch. The porcelain skin is a perfect piece for this silly little teapot trope I have going.

I'm a Little Teapot

Finally new and funky boots from LeeZu Baxter, done under her own label. One thing LeeZu does so fantastically well is create artistic textures with subtle shadowing and wild colors. The boots, the torn stockings from Canimal Zephyr, the cameo from Jackal Ennui (with the BEST ironic store name on the grid, imho) all add up to a cute little outfit, fit for this teapot (who has been known to get steamed up).

I'm a Little Teapot

I’m a very special teapot,
Yes, it’s true,
Here’s an example of what I can do,
I can turn my handle into a spout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

Hair: fri. – Marie – Anxious Blond by Parvarti Monday for

Skin: Pulse Skin-Tomorrow/M1 by Lorac Farella for Pulse *

Dress: TOSL *Teacup* Dress v1.1 Blue&White by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Stockings: Canimal – Ripped stockings – white by Canimal Zephyr for Canimal

Choker: Cameo choker – pure / silver by Jackal Ennui for Lassitude & Ennui

Boots: [LeeZu!] Dncorde Danse Booties /sky by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *