Hot Enough for You?

Hot Enough for You?

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” ~ Steven Wright

Hot Enough for You?

It’s like it went from freezing miserable spring to boiling miserable summer in two days. What gives? Is this what we call global warming? All a girl can do is lie around in her bikini in the air of a fan, sipping blue-tinged froo-froo drinks and thinking about her next blog. My lounge is a new one from my pal Gin Galtier, with color change pillow and blanket (not that I need a blanket right now). My bikini is a pretty little thing from Saeya Nyanda, which covers without overcovering or undercovering. (Buttfloss just doesn’t feel comfy when you’re hot.) My hair is a pretty, casual style from Onyx LeShelle and this is day two of the hottest shoes on the grid from Siddean Munro.

Hot Enough for You?

The newest skin release from thebodyco was greeted with a bit of excitement in the Skin Addiction group. I ran over to see what all the excitement was about and was less than excited, to be honest. The vendors take a long time to rez,p and because they are all identical little tubes with teensy writing on them, they are hard to distinguish. For anyone who is not a native speaker, it has to be a daunting task. Then the skins themselves are pricey and the make-ups equally so. I chose the “Relax” makeup for a minimal look, and I got just what I paid for—I can’t tell the difference very much when I am wearing it. I wish I had found makeup demos or bigger images of the makeups offered.

Hot Enough for You?

That being said, the skin is lovely in a very different way than many skins. The body is sensuous and sexy with shadowing and details like hipbones, clavicle, nails, and even elbows that many skins lack. The face is sophisticated but not over-made or exaggerated. A composite of photo realism and hand sketching, this skin does not look like any others out there and that is probably a lot of win for people on the grid who don’t want to look like everyone else but DO want to be beautiful.  It’s up to you if the price is worth it.

Hot Enough for You?

“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.” ~ Jane Austen

Hair: Maitreya Jordyn – Hazel by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: the body co. Orchid (03 Light) – black hair with the body co. Orchid (03 Light) – makeup (relax) by thebodyco for the body co. (worn on my personal shape—not the one provided)

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Bikini: Kyoot – Day Trip Bikini – Essaouira by Saeya Nyanda for Kyoot

Shoes: Slink Lulu Stilettos Chocolate by Siddean Munro for SLink *

Lounge: elefantu [Piedra] Chocolate by Gin Galtier for elefantu

Fan: *atmosphere works* floor fan-D*001 (GD) by Daikick Gausman for atmosphere works

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Givenchy, Interpreted

I like to wander real life fashion blogs and online magazines, especially on my iPad (all sorts of glitzy apps, dontcha know). It’s fun to see what people have designed and understand what’s going on. But honestly, the last time I walked into a store and asked for “Givenchy,” it was perfume, and it was on sale. But SL is nothing if it’s not aspirational, so one can try to replicate Givenchy in SL, non?

Givenchy

An outfit was shown in Givenchy’s fall show in Paris that caught my eye. The whole collection was a bloodbath—Riccardo Tisci apparently likes his goth or his Twilight or something. (Incidentally, they show a white gown with red creeping up the hem, very similar to one sold by Terry Lightfoot of To-a-T). A description of the whole seasonal aesthetic on Habillées pour was about anxiety due to the recession. Therefore, there is a lot of black, nuns, mysticism, satan and death. They showed this outfit and described “a procession of ghost women who had plunged their hands into the belly of the beast.” Eek!

I thought the outfit was elegant and shocking all at once and I thought it could be replicated in SL. The day after seeing the outfit, I lucked upon this pantsuit from Fhara Acacia, which was being offered at the Dressing Room. I altered it slightly to match my model—I raised the pant leg and added sleeves I made myself to the arms. I left the belt—I realize it’s extraneous but it is so well made I couldn’t let it go. Gloves are made by me using a random texture and SL’s available clothing editors. Shoes are strappy couture pumps I showed recently from Sissy Pessoa. They suit the aesthetic.

Givenchy

I forewent the model’s hair and decided on an updo from Salut Erin that I really like. I believe it’s made to be paired with a much more “innocent” look but I am all for subverting the text ;)

My skin is from aida Ewing and purposefully chosen to give me that “model” look—made up, theatrical, extreme—especially the lips. I piled on the extreme with a makeup tattoo from Saeya Nyanda which gives me the heavily lined cat eye look. In any other circumstance, that eyeliner would look clumsy and overdone, but not here.

Givenchy

Written while listening to Gilles Apap and the Transylvanian Mountain Boys doing “Desire.” (Click it—it’s not what you think ;))

Hair:*eha~ Chiko Black Ash by Salut Erin for *eha

Skin: -Glam Affair- SofiaV2- MedTan – 08 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Makeup: Kyoot Makeup – Feline (Autumn Forest) by Saeya Nyanda for Kyoot

Outfit (minus sleeves): R.icielli – TDR  MARIAH + VANESSA SPC + GERMANOTTA by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli

Shoes: * Baiastice__Querelle_black by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

Gloves and sleeves: Made by me