Whistle

Whistle

“If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.” ~ Lauren Bacall

Whistle

Lauren Bacall recently passed away and I wanted to do a tribute look for her but who can possibly replicate such beauty? Only she could be herself, because it was her soul that gave light to her elegance. Her famous quote is a perfect sassy elegant rejoinder and encapsulates the persona she embodied.

For this dress from LeeZu Baxter, I wanted to find an elegant, old school look but I knew I couldn’t pull off Lauren Bacall, so I proceeded as seemed natural. LeeZu has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of what she can do in SL, pulling in elements of everything at her disposal—textures, mesh, prims, and old fashioned style—to create her very haute fashion. This time she has mesh layers to show a very elegant gown with a lace overlay and then a great filmy flexi skirt at the bottom. With the brooch at the rib and the medallion flung over the shoulder, it’s sexy and beautiful, especially with her complex textures.

Whistle

A look this complicated doesn’t need a lot else going on, so I opted for small earrings from Krystal Jenkins, which show well with my new hair from TOmmy Fairplay. This is a men’s hair, but it looks amazing on women too, especially worn with this gorgeous skin from Umazuma Metaluna from her collection for the Arcade. With deep berry lips and a gorgeously framed eye, the look is pure glamour.

Whistle

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Dawson Non-Rigged Mesh Big Pack by TOmmy Fairplay for Damselfly *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Marni 14 (honey) with [theSkinnery] Marni Brows 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery],available at the Arcade (opening soon) *

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

Dress: [LeeZu!] Aurora Gown <mesh,rigged,materials> /mauve by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Earrings: :::Krystal::: Captured Radiance Earring – Platinum (Hope Stone) by Krystal Jenkins for :::Krystal:::

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Palermo (Fatpack 2) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo

My Perfect Vacation

My Perfect Vacation

“So many books, so little time.” ~ Frank Zappa

My Perfect Vacation

My perfect vacation would involve a few things: a cozy spot, solitude, and a collection of books. (I might throw in a fridge with water and a fresh supply of cantaloupe, spinach and heirloom tomatoes too plus a good music collection.) Sway Dench made my favorite kind of spot with her little boho wagon for The Liaison Collaborative—a cozy spot for one or two. With a variety of poses built into the seat and the porch and stairs outside, it’s a fun prop or playhouse, and it makes a perfect set for a cozy reading getaway.

My Perfect Vacation

Imagine being curled up in this cute little wagon with your favorite book (today’s being Alison Lurie’s Foreign Affairs), some great music on the turntable (Andrew Bird’s “Pulaski at Night”), and a cute comfy outfit. My dress is part of a full ensemble from Moonbubble Gothly that she is selling at District 5. I stole the artsy cute dress with top and skirt and abstract texture for the look. My shoes are Lindsey Warwick’s darling heels that she sold for 21 Shoe (which is available in other colors). Piled around me, of course, are Murakami books, made by MiaSnow Myriam, who is also a fan!

My Perfect Vacation

Sometimes fresh air and quiet contemplation is needed, and then I sit out on this chair from Sway Dench that she made for the Australian theme for The Dreaming Tree. With several single AND couples poses and texture change on the pillows, it’s a decorator’s dream. The modern angles of the chair are offset by the cushions so this can mix in with a very modern or eclectic décor easily.

My Perfect Vacation

I know Shylah Honey made this hair for Fantasy Gacha Carnival but it’s good for every day wear, especially with its pulled back prettiness. Once this gacha is done at the Carnival, it will be in the regular store, so you haven’t missed it. My pretty skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s special for Designer Circle, sold at a discount for the event. And psst, but Krystal Jenkins put her jewelry on sale a couple days ago and I think the sale is still on. I snagged these brainy girl earrings for a steal.

My Perfect Vacation

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Sunhild Rigged Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Eshe Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

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

Dress: [ bubble ] Camden Dress by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at District 5 *

Earrings: Helix – Earring – Platinum by Krystal Jenkins for Krystal

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [L.Warwick] Miranda -High Platform Wedge- Modest Mahogany by Lindsey Warwick for L.Warwick

Wagon: Sway’s [Willow] Living Wagon . boho / Adult by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Furnishings and décor:

  • Sway’s [Willow] hanging candle glass . boho by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • Sway’s [Willow] Plant by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • Sway’s [Willow] stack of books . boho by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • ::GUDU::  RugRug_L by Bersten for GUDU
  • *Joke Factory* Refrigerator monster blue by Missileman Adzebills for *Joke Factory*
  • Sway’s [Boomerang] Chair . Melbourne / PG by Sway Dench for Sway’s, for The Dreaming Tree *
  • Sway’s [Willow] Table . boho by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • Zigana . Branch light . sun by Nalena Fairey for Zigana
  • LISP – Funky Lispette Record Unit by Lainy Voom for LISP
  • LISP – Victoire Lamp Left – Noir by Lainy Voom for LISP
  • LISP – Tearose Lantern String by Lainy Voom for LISP
  • BOOKS ~Murakami Collection by MiaSnow Myriam for MiaSnow

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Men are not a new sensation
I’ve done pretty well I think
But this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink

I’m wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

~ “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” by Ella Fitzgerald

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Genre opens tomorrow with a theme I just love: 40s Swing. The creators have invaded the big band hall that Voshie Paine has built with beautiful creations for your big band reveries. (I personally spent the evening listening to 40s chanteuses singing the old standard love songs, like Ella Fitzgerald.) Voshie has created, under the auspices of TheAnnex, this wonderful dress with jeweled embroidered cap sleeves and an elegant draped back. I styled it with lysa Helendale’s darling spectator pumps to be work with Slink feet and her great duo-tone nails. With Krystal Jenkin’s lovely necklace, I am ready for my solo while we wait for the soldiers to come home.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

My go-to skin-makers for elegance and beauty are always Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher. Shyla always creates the most tasteful and beautiful make up combinations on Tricky’s sexy skin base. A trip over to Tutys got me this great wavy period ‘do with hairbase.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

I’ve sinned a lot; I’m mean a lot
But I’m like sweet seventeen a lot
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

Hair: TuTy’s – Romantic – 40’s vintage hairstyle – mahogany by Tutys for Tutys

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 11 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: The Annex – Satin Evening Gown – Champagne by TheAnnex for The Annex, available at Genre * (opens April 15)

Jewelry: Behira – Necklace and Earrings – Platinum (MultiJewel) by Krystal Jenkins for ::: Krystal :::, available at Genre *  (opens April 15)

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

Nail appliers: *S-A F* 40’s Hollywood Mani (Nail Salon) by lysa Helendale for Sense-able Fashions, available at Genre *  (opens April 15)

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *S-A F* Blitz Pumps Patriotic Red by lysa Helendale for Sense-able Fashions, available at Genre *  (opens April 15)

Photos taken at Genre