Lucky

Lucky

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Lucky

I have to say, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the luckiest days of my life. It is the day my son was born, 13 years ago, and carries a lot of significance for me, so I can’t help but feel I have the luck of the Irish. Supposedly some small part of my heritage is Irish (according to my grandfather, who wielded a shillelagh as if he were some expert, though I think there was some blarney in that story).

My over-the-top look is an explosion of joy and luck and happiness and a sort of anti-hazy-monochrome-photo-in-SL look. (I wanna blow your Flickr up with green today.) Start with Mami Jewell’s darling dress with mesh bodice and skirt and a polka-dot flexi skirt and headband. Add to that a variety of accessories from the Luck of the Irish Gacha from Depraved Nation, including a darling necklace from Paul Lapointe, a lucky handbag from Moonbubble Gothly, flowery sunglasses from Lyla Shepherd and under my skirts, a wicked Celtic garter to keep me armed. Pretty pumps with a great color change HUD from Shaleene Kenin for Kustom 9 class up the look.

Lucky

Rocketta Haven made this darling applier for Skin Fair. Her looks are so candy-sweet pretty that they match the Catwa head perfectly. The applier comes with several lipstick colors (all pinky pretty) and liners. I decided to do up Calico Ingmann’s pretty ponytails for Hairology in the deepest green from her rainbow color set. Behind me is Nanda Marjeta’s gacha décor set for Luck of the Irish Gacha, perfect for an St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with ale!

Lucky

Hair: Mabel by Calico Ingmann for Calico, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.7 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: KOOQLA – Ember (03) by Rocketta Haven for KOOQLA, available at Skin Fair 2016 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#38] by dam1710 for L’Etre

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress with headband: -AZUL- Mimosa /Peridot by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: L&B Swear (C) (Rare) Claddah Charm Necklace by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe forLapointe and Bastchild, available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Sunglasses: Bodhi Mint Spring Sunglasses by Lyla Shepherd for Bodhi, available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Handbag: [ bubble ] Lucky Bag – Lucky Green by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Garter: !TLB – Celtic Garter by Drusilla Dethly for The Little Bat, available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Shoes: Pure Poison – Sofia Pumps Simple by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Kustom9

Décor: Saint Patrick’s Table Multipose CHEZ MOI, Saint Patricks Sign Decor CHEZ MOI, Irish Cookie Tray CHEZ MOI, Saint Patrick Beer CHEZ MOI by nanda Marjeta for CHEZ MOI,  available at Luck of the Irish Gacha *

Lucky

Crave

Crave

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
~ Anne Brontë

Crave

I just updated my computer. New SSD and Windows 10. This is a revelation. It’s like getting your old car detailed and tuned up and climbing in to peel out down the highway. I am still uploading all my programs but it sure is great. Today’s outfit features Hilly Haalan’s sexy lace-hemmed dress. It comes with a texture change HUD that has a ton of luscious colors and fits my Maitreya body pretty well. I accessorized with darling slip on mules from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a gorgeous jewelry set from Zuri Rayna, which she has put out for your early Valentine’s Day shopping (hint, hint, guys). The set comes with earrings, necklace, bracelet and a gorgeous hair comb.

Crave

My beautiful applier is Rocketta Haven’s new applier for LeLutka heads. With a delicate face and a subtle touch, Rocketta has made a gorgeous and unique face for the LeLutka heads. Each applier comes with a set of shadows and lipsticks and an Omega body applier. You can purchase additional eyeliners and lipsticks separately. MissAllSunday Lemon’s lush hair for Fameshed makes my look complete. I love her new HUDs!Crave

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Mackenzie Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin applier: KOOQLA – PomPom (02) with KOOQLA – PomPom Black Eyeliner by Rocketta Haven for KOOQLA

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Dress: [hh] Jolene Dress Lace MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna~Only You Rose Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings V2 Champagne/Cuppa by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Nail appliers: [LB Razor Color] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Granada (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang Crave

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

~ “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as done by Mary J. Blige

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

There is nothing merrier than decorating yourself! June Dion has made this fabulous outfit, which is made simply of two system pieces and two mesh pieces, creating a merry dress, ornamented and just this side of over-the-top for your holiday celebrations. As today’s gift in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, it’s a perfect antidote to the mid-season holiday fatigue that sets in before Christmas. I decorated the dress with Rogan Diesel’s free ornaments by doing some tinkering. I highly doubt he made them to be earrings.

Check out Maxi Gossamer’s fur-topped boots for Collabor88. Maxi has made an assortment of furry things, many of them at Winter Trend (which I highly encourage you to get). These boots take the cake. You can’t beat them for a great holiday look and they have her built in texture change and materials for a nice shininess.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I donned short sassy hair from Chiaki Xue, who won the Best Male Hair category in the Avi Choice Awards. This is a men’s hair but it looks fantastic on me too and is a kind of colorful topper for my look. My luminescent skin is one of Rocketta Haven’s beautiful looks with pale skin and a sort of unusual but lovely coloring that makes me almost feel like a doll. Pixel Tyran’s glittering eyes are the perfect finish to this look.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hair: *Dura-Boy*55(L-Red) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Nico – Tan 02 (db) with [KOOQLA] Nico – Lips 02 by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla

Eyes: Chus! Iridescent Eyes in Almond by Pixel Tyran for Chus!, available at Frost *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Snow Xmass Tree Dress by June Dion for Bare Rose, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Earrings: by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations (modified by me.. heh heh) *

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

Boots: MG – Boots – 60’s GOGO – Colours with MG – Accessory – Furry Boot top by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Poses by Fanny Willis for *EverGlow*

KittyCat: KittyCats – Harold Heckubaugh owned by Callie Cline

Taken at KittyCatS Winterland

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

River—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 9

I wish I had a river so long,
I would teach my feet to fly.
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.

~ “River” by Joni Mitchell

River

Beloved Ruby sent over her KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar gifts—two gorgeous women’s winter coats and a men’s outfit with striped sweater—and Z said, “So let’s go skating!”

River

We had a wonderful time at the gorgeous frozen river/lake at Angel Manor. I was able to set the windlight to a late Sunday afternoon winter light straight out of my real life, so the skating seemed brisk and fun. We took a ton of photos between us. I treated a few of them in PS, which is not my usual, but they seemed so nostalgic.

I loved the gifts Beloved Ruby has made for the calendar, all of them lovely and truly generous and I had a great time finding the scarf from xxRyvenxx, the mittens from Izzie Button, and the tights from Bax Coen to dress the look up. Z had a fine time dressing his up for skating and both of us did tricks with our AOs all over the pond. Kaya Angel has outdone himself on this gorgeous build. It’s straight out of my own winter.

River

Shylah Honey has made this darling hair for the Winter Trend and it includes a HUD for changing the color of the headband as well as for the hair itself. The curls framing my face were ideal for this almost old-fashioned look. My skin was one of Rocketta Haven’s I got during the Skin Addiction Black Friday sales, a luscious-lipped, blushed pale skin that offset well with all the red I was wearing.

We had so much fun! More photos can be found on my Flickr.

River

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Winterrose Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Winter Trend *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Nico – Tan 02 (db) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla

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

Coat: [RUBY] – WINTER COAT – RED HOUNDSTOOTH by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – Grey by xXRyvenXx for Sweet Fireflys

Stockings: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Black 35 Seams by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Mittens: Izzie’s – *resize* Mittens relaxed black by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Skates: ::V Style:: SKha V.3 – Red Ice Skates by Stephanie Kazyanenko for V Style Boots

AO: :KH: Ice Skate AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

 

On Z:

Hair: INDI *Oversized Beanie* light grey – night (resize) with by Jamie Holmer for INDI

Skin: -Belleza- Ewan med 0 bald by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza

Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee by Ikon Innovia for IKON

Beard: [IC] Mesh Full Heavy Beard Hipster (Black) Beard by Mayc Clowes for Iron Claw

Outfit: [RUBY] – CARDIGAN SWEATER – BLACK/GRAY with [RUBY] – WARM JEANS – DARK GRAY and[RUBY] – WARM KNIT SWEATER – BLACK by Beloved Ruby for [RUBY], GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Scarf: DoCoMo_Muffler by Yoshiyuki Yoshikawa for Disused Articles

Gloves: Mesh Unisex Leather Gloves by Meli Imako for Meli Imako

Skates: AvaBoy – Ice Skate Black by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

AO: AvaBoy – Ice Skates Tricks Control by Lilac Niven for AvaGirl & AvaBoy

 

Couples poses:

oOo Studio: Coax

{pose maniacs} 27 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

{pose maniacs} 21 by Mari Stipe for Pose Maniacs

Taken at the ice skating pond next to the Rose Theater, Angel Manor as created by Kaya Angel

River

Wicked Girl

Wicked Girl

“I promise I’ll get rid of the bodies.” ~ Claudia

Wicked Girl

It’s Halloween night and generally I wouldn’t have done this but Colton Denimore tp’d me to a party and I felt compelled to dress up for Halloween. This amazing outfit from Shai Delacroix is available at Uber. By day it can be a sweet little girl pinafore with pretty colors but by night it can turn evil with ghostly or bloody textures because of her awesome HUD system that controls the textures on the mesh AND shows you the texture change in the HUD (so clever).

Wicked Girl

My skin from Rocketta Haven is available at the Cosmetic Fair for just a few more hours and as usual, it’s unique, artistic, delicate. I love Rocketta’s vision. My eyes are a set from the new Enchantment round for Constance Daehlie. And I am showing Truth’s hair again in this post because it works so well!

Finally, Sway Dench has this wicked chair available with or without blood, with poses sitting up or without as I show it, as if someone has escaped with his life barely in tact….

Happy Halloween!

Wicked Girl

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Demelza by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Onyx Dream 03 (dark brows) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla, available at the Cosmetic Fair Halloween Edition

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – red by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available for Enchantment *

Outfit: *Shai* Alice Blouse with *Shai* Alice Pinafore – Bloody and *Shai* Alice Ruffled Skirt by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, available at Uber *

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

Shoes: *Shai* Mary Janes with Socks by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, available at Uber *

Prop with knife: Sway’s [Tied up] Chair / fallen . bloody with Sway’s [Tied up] Blood puddle / small and Sway’s [Tied up] Knife . bloody by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at Uber *

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

Dream Within a Dream

Dream Within a Dream

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Dream Within a Dream

Whenever I wear one of LeeZu Baxter’s creations, I feel like I am in some sort of fantastic dream. With their explosion of texture and colors and shapes, LeeZu’s creations push beyond standard fashion in SL and challenge the status quo of slapping textures on mesh templates. LeeZu just released a gown of epic proportions—mesh with a variety of patterns and textures—and when I say “texture,” I mean texture. You can feel the gold in the stripes, you can sense the pull of the tentacles through the air from the headpiece and hear the tulle shifting around under the voluminous skirts as you walk. What better dream than the one in pure sensual technicolor?

Dream Within a Dream

Maizon Rayna’s pretty Christmas tree drops down my back and hangs from my ears. The beautiful gold jewelry is better late than never in this blog. And once again I revisit Rocketta Haven’s newest skin, a delicate dreamlike beauty with full lips and a painterly visage. I can’t help but float in this dream within a dream.

Dream Within a Dream

“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”~ Neil Gaiman

Hair: TuTy’s ADORABLE – Updo hairstyle – Red velvet by Tutys for Tutys

Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 02 (lb) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Eyes: (Big) Beatrix GIFT Realistic Eyes .:: eSSe STORE ::. by eSSeWorld for eSSe

Dress: [LeeZu!] Saphire Gown /plum by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Jewelry: TdO*NATHALIE necklace and earrings by Maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

An Orchid in the Snow

An Orchid in the Snow

“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ~ E.E. Cummings

An Orchid in the Snow

Monica Outlander recently put on a fashion show of epic proportions with some of her newest Black Label fashions on display. I was not able to go but I understand it was quite something and I am not surprised, because when Monica thinks, she thinks grandly and with sweeping creativity and beauty. She invited many people to participate in The Golden Thread, her show, and asked people to make artistic photos using her Black Label Fashions. I did one for the show but it’s not PG enough for the blog, so you can see it here.

One of the most beautiful pieces from the show was this dress, Shae, which is an absolutely gorgeous mesh assemblage with materials features (see the sheen on the bottom). In this gown, Monica brings romanticism to the modern by using mesh to create folds of brocade and satin and sheer taffeta in a pile up of gorgeous materials. Each detail—from the bead-decorated bodice to the buttons running down the corset to the flowers adorning the hips is attended to with loving care. This is how haute couture is supposed to work—a celebration of the senses and shapes. Monica outdid herself and truly produced a work of art.

An Orchid in the Snow

The dress suits this new skin from Rocketta Haven. Yes, I showed it yesterday but I have to show it again today because I am absolutely smitten. The delicacy of this skin, the gentle features, the romance of the look deserves more than just a glance. Even the hands are lovely (featuring a nail applier from Sasy Scarborough perfect for the holidays). My side swept hair is MissAllSunday Lemon’s newest release, an almost wind-blown style that echoes the drama of Monica’s dress.

An Orchid in the Snow

“Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.” ~ Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Casey Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 02 (lb) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Eyes: .ID. November Gift 2013 #2 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: Miamai_BL_Shae by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Enchant’ pearl earrings and necklace by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: KOOQLA : Slink Appliers – Bisquit (hands) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Nail appliers:  Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 192 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *