Down to Earth

A lot of people think I am pretty down to earth. I am a Taurus—we are earth signs. We prefer the tangible over the esoteric, being close to the ground rather than flying high in the air.

Down to Earth

Perhaps that’s why you find me often wearing earthy colors. I found this sexy dress at Kungler’s yesterday and knew it was perfect for me—this is really my look. With the beautiful earth tones, the wrap construction, the great prim sash and sexy silhouette, the elegance of this dress spoke to me. If I am walking around SL, this is the kind of thing I want to wear to be “Harper.”

Down to Earth

Stumbelina Ophelia has come out with another one of her iconic hairs, this time the Dakota. First it was the Europa, then the Berlin, now the Dakota. Women across the grid will be rushing to get this hair and that’s because it has great textures and an amazing shape. I am not sure how long this one has been out, but I spotted it on another avatar and fell in love with it instantly.

Down to Earth

Finally, knee high boots from J’s. This is a classic look—knee high boots with a dress or skirt. These brilliant boots with their very real zippers up the sides and great blunted toes, are the perfect accompaniment to this dress.

Down to Earth

Earth mama:

Hair: Cake – Dakota – Burgundy Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: (Kunglers) Claudia Forest by Barbra Kungler for Kungler’s

Necklace: *SiSSi* Pebble by Sissi String for *SiSSi* *

Earrings: (Dahlinks)BoHo Metallic Earrings – Copper by Alexandra Nichols for Dahlinks

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round by JB Gazov for J’s

Fashionably Warm

Houndstooth has always been a classic pattern for fashion. Combine that with expert tailoring and feminine touches like a full skirt and a tint of pink, and you have a fantastic look for a pretty fashionista.

Fashionably Warm

Shiryu Musashi enters the Winter market with this cute houndstooth coat with belted full skirt. In signature Musashi-Do style, all the textures are hand drawn and he combines sculpted prims in the collar and cuffs and regular flexi prims in the skirt. This skillful mix of prim types without overuse makes the outfit very wearable and versatile. I am very excited to Shiryu’s new sim, Eleganza, is open (in the interests of full disclosure: named by yours truly)!

Fashionably Warm

This skin by Torie Senne is her newest entry to the market. Fresh and sophisticated with its combination of photosourced and hand-drawn elements, it makes me feel very haute and hot all at once. Her skins are very photographable and subtly colored. Aemilia Case seems to be the underdog of hair in SL—her hair is universally cute, well constructed, beautifully colored and innovative. This style, with its flipped ends, is casual but smart.

Fashionably Warm

Finally, I show boots from JB Gazov (still not-so-secretly one of my favorite shoe makers in SL). With their subtle sheen and sinuous curves, his boots make any lady look and feel sexy.

Fashionably Warm

Tailored warmth:

Hair: PE Vanora Mochachino by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy

Skin: [Bebae] Fabia > Cara: 00 by Torie Senne for [Bebae] *

Coat: (Musashi-Do) December Warmth – Pink by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do *

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round-Soft Gray by JB Gazov for J’s

Tomorrow’s Laundry

A friend of mine had a mom who said, “That dress is so short I can see tomorrow’s laundry.” My own grandmother said, “If it gets any shorter, she will have two more cheeks to powder!” The fun thing is in SL, you can wear the skirt and still get away with it!

Tomorrow's Laundry

Today I am showing ‘tomorrow’s laundry” with a dress from Shiryu Musashi. Shiryu left SL to finish school but he’s back with his luscious hand-drawn textures and exacting detail. Check out the tiny little frog closures he made for the dress on the collar and chest. This dress is short and sexy—the ideal item for looking sexy and cute.

Tomorrow's Laundry

Mouse Mimistrobell is producing like mad—jewelry and now hair. I wore a brilliant blue this time—not my usual color (not even when i am 80), but it just looked so good with Shiryu’s dress. I ran to Cupcake a month or so ago to snatch up her gift sets—what a great idea—a few skins of the same makeup with a dress. Instant makeover.

Tomorrow's Laundry

And the other piece of this complete and great outfit are JB Gazov’s to-die-for boots, this time to the knee. (I showed them short a couple days ago.) He has improved on his old zipped side boots (yes, I have those too—I was shopping JB before he had toes!) and the shape, the style, the colors are all amazing.

Tomorrow's Laundry

The girl who doesn’t mind a little wind beneath her… wings…

Hair: *Dark Mouse* Cyntra (Blue) by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Skin: *CUPCAKES – Enchanted – Sepia – Gift 9 by Rosemary Galbraith for Cupcake

Dress: Tender Blossoms (Sea Emerald) by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do*

Earrings:++Je veux earring  turquoise++ by sucreee Menges for Je veux (apparently no longer available)

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round (11Colors) by JB Gazov for J’s

Sweater Weather

I was poking around the other day, looking for a bunny head I had seen on someone  (don’t ask) and ended up back at yumyum. I love yumyum. Everything there is so cute without being twee, pretty and sweet without being cloying. I just can’t handle twee, so that’s saying a lot. Even the bunny head appeals to me.

A Chill in the Air

I stumbled in past the many plants in pots and glass containers of which I have too many, past the sculpty antique chairs, past the wreaths (two of which I bought), past the herbs in gardening boxes, and found myself in front of the most fantastic sweaters. So of course, I got one. Between the amazing texture, the perfectly done sculpties, the pure coziness of it, I am just thrilled. And this is again, a perfect example of how toraji Voom makes cute without crossing to twee.

A Chill in the Air

I found a pair of jeans from Dawn Memorial that matched the sweater well and were chic enough to go with the sweater. And then the other to-die-for in this ensemble are the boots from JB Gazov. I have already explained my love of all things J’s, and these boots reinforce those feelings. These are the ankle boots for a knee-high boot—I got the multicolor version. They also come with two heels.. a stiletto and a more square version. OK, yes, I love these boots.

A Chill in the Air

Finally, I dressed up with a brand new loose updo from Truth Hawks, a beautiful skin from Lorac Farella—one of my favorites, and jewelry from Maeve Mortlock and Nuala Shippe. I feel chic and warm and just right.

A Chill in the Air

With the smell of burning leaves in the air and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot:

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for Truth

Skin: Pulse Skin – Angie ll/Chosen by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Sweater: **DP**yumyum:romantic sweater/green by toraji Voom for yumyum

Jeans: Basic Black Jeans (Flared) by Dawn Memorial for DCNY*

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Copper Bell Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Ring: Kunstakammer revised ring stack colorway 5 by Nuala Shippe for Kunstakammer

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round (11Colors) by JB Gazov for J’s

Stroll Down the Rue de Rivoli

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

Chicken Dinner

The chicken thing in SL has gotten out of hand. I found out one of the residents on my sim, Vanguard, was raising a flock of them. I stomped over to Iono’s land to see what he was up to. Chickens kind of creep me out.

Turns out Iono has not been very lucky with the chickens. There is a lot of barbecue chicken to be found at Vanguard.

Chicken Dinner

Here I am noshing on some barbecue chicken that Iono has left out. I am not sure if it goes with Chianti, but I am not complaining. I am all about eating them rather than raising them.

Chicken Dinner

Iono has made a beautiful space on Vanguard. I decided to wander around and take photographs of this darling outfit there. Khea Karas makes versatile and cute clothes for Malt. Here I am showing her Cargo Shorts, constructed with sculpty cargo pockets, and the matching striped tank top. She even sells the cute scarf that goes with it.

Chicken Dinner

Chicken Dinner

I feel I should write an ode to JB Gazov. He makes the shoes that women want. This pair of Studded Wedge Sandals is funky and fun. As usual, it comes with his great color changing hud. I have the color changing pair here—for a low price you get eight colors, all in one shoe. You have to love that. (I secretly have a huge crush on JB… shhh.)

Chicken Dinner

I wore this top notch style from Aemilia Case. She gave it out in a 50L pack for her birthday, bless her heart. Her hair has great textures and very cute styles not always found at other places.

Photographed on location at Vanguard.

Chicken Dinner

Mmmm! Tastes like chicken!

Hair: PE Vanora Mochachino by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Sienna/Citrus by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Top: .:MALT:. Fashions – TANK TOP – Brown by Khea Karas for .:MALT:.

Shorts: .:MALT:. Fashions CARGO SHORTS – Chocolate by Khea Karas for .:MALT:.

Scarf: .:MALT:. Twilly Necktie – Tarawera by Khea Karas for .:MALT:.

Shoes: J’s Real Toe Studded Wedge Sandals by JB Gazov for J’s

Attention to the Details

Ever have one of those days when you see everything but what you really need to see? I had that yesterday.

I should have known something was up when I logged in and Delora Starbrook and Winter Jefferson both IM’d me at once. Delora said, “You’re in trouble.” Winter said, “I am a little put off…” I thought to myself, oh crap.. what now?

Delora asked to TP me in, so I accepted. I was up in her skybox in front of two sales panels from her store, and she had a cute little silks/dress thing on. She asked me how I liked it. I liked it a lot. Her textures get better with each creation. She builds her prims exactingly and textures them intelligently. I thought she did a nice job and I told her so. In fact, I said, I think one could almost go clubbing in it.

Attention to the Details

She passed back and forth in front of the sales panel and questioned me about my idea. I watched her pass back and forth, admiring the movement of the prims and how cute she was. She TP’d in Winter, and they questioned me further. What did I mean by clubbing? Did I really think it was a good “dress”? As I felt my foot going deeper and deeper into my mouth, I struggled… until I spotted the sale panel out of the corner of my eye and saw the name of the outfit—“Harper.”

Attention to the Details

Boy, did I feel like a dolt. I was camming in on Delora, on Winter, on everything but the words on that sales panel. When I finally realized, seven minutes later, it all made sense. Delora wanted to surprise me, and I ruined it by not paying attention to the details.

Delora has paid attention, however, from the pull of the fabric across the torso to the double belts to the flirty, barely-covering skirts. “Harper” comes in seven colors, including this rich brown and will be released today (Wednesday). I am honored to have this beautiful work named after me.

This hair from Carina Larsen was perfect for the sex appeal the outfit requires. I adorned myself with jewelry from Zaara.

Attention to the Details

The outfit requires either no shoes (for the girl who kneels) or in my case, gladiator sandals from J’s. J’s was the original for toe shoes and still makes the perfect little tootsies.

Attention to the Details

The details:

Hair: Amacci Hair Sophia ~ Auburn by Carina Larsen for Amacci

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Sienna/Champagne by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: *HD* Harper – Brown by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs

Earrings, Necklace, and Arm Band: ZC : Suvarna kundan (White) by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}

Shoes: J’s Real Toe GladiatorSandals DarkBrown by JB Gazov for J’s

Paisley Harper

A few months ago, Callie Cline called me and asked to name a dress after me. I don’t know why, she said, but this dress reminds me of you.

In the end, she made six colors of the dress and named them after some pretty spectacular ladies in SL including Babyhoney Bailey, Graciana McMillan, Gorgeous Yongho, and Summer Deadlight.

Callie let me choose which dress I wanted to model, and I chose the copper color. Why? Well it’s muted, it goes with the muted skin and red hair I usually choose, and oh, it was fall. And I think I knew Gogo would want the blue.

Here is the Harper’s Bizarre version of the dress in copper….

Paisley

This is what I like about the dress. Callie used a great complex texture on the system pieces that stretches well over the avatar—check out the decolletage with the pretty lace insert and how Callie has framed the paisley around the bodice. And look at that sexy low cut back. Callie also includes some great details, like a double-stitched hem around the top skirt and the sleeves and matching lace in the sleeves, the back and front and the hem.

Paisley

Paisley

Then she included with the outfit the ultimate in girly jewelry—diamond and black gem earrings, bracelet and ring. Check out the stone on that ring!

Paisley

Callie is a fantastic lady with a great brand. Period.

What I’m wearing:

Hair: :bijou: Hair [Cindy II]/Brown01 by Kotobuki Jewell for :bijou:

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Tone 3 Makeup 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: haRpeRs biZZaRe paisley party dress (copper) by Callie Cline for caLLie cLine

Shoes: J’s Real Toe Cross Belt Sandals BROWN by JB Gazov for J’s