Gypsy Soul

Gypsy Soul

“I have always considered myself a free spirit with a Gypsy soul surrendering gratefully to wherever life takes me.” – Melanie Moushigian Koulouris

Gypsy Soul

Shiny Shabby’s next round opens today and it’s, as you can see, chock full of Boho goodness. If you are a fan of a gypsy soul, then you will score at this event as I did. First you have the wonderfully textured and meshed jacket from Rucy Byron, a piece that comes in several neutral tones that all look like fine suede so you can mix it with other pieces. It also includes an undershirt, but I chose to go with a tank from LacunaInc, carefully fitting it under the jacket and over my mesh body (which is mostly alpha’d out—go figure). I matched it to one of Sissy Pessoa’s fabulous maxi skirts, the entire set in many colors but also with great leathery/suede textures and a lace inset. I matched up the look with a handbag from the UnitedColorsTeam which is rigged mesh, so grab a demo before buying to see if it fits you as you like. I accessorized with a great necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed.

 

Gypsy Soul

Skin Fair is still going strong, and Inka Mexicola is one of the sponsors of the Fair, so it’s a double treat because you get several of Inka’s newest skins exclusively. I like Inka’s line because she includes appliers for everything, including the Belleza mesh body, which many creators have forgone because of the different UV maps on the hands and feet. Inka, with true skill, managed to create the applier for this body as well as others like the Maitreya, and she includes a great choice of brows and a set of beautiful lipsticks.

Mina Nakamura is also participating in Shiny Shabby this round with a great hair with a bandana that also includes your choice of textures on her handy HUD. And I had to show Kunst Himmel’s rugs again because I am totally hooked on them (no pun intended). Rugs always seem to be my final choice to pull an interior look all together, and I will be using this set of rugs over and over in my decorating. It’s worth a few pulls of the gacha!

Gypsy Soul

Hair: MINA HUD – Jacky – Fatpack by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: Essences [Fortuna] medium01 *blonde* with Essences {Lucky Charm: Lipstick04} by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Jacket: !APHORISM! Vintage Leather Jacket – Pale Brown by Rucy Byron for Aphorism, available at Shiny Shabby *

Top: *LACUNA* Tetroz Tank – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Skirt: Baiastice_Joan-Long Suede skirt-Rose by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Malina Stone – Group 5 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Handbag: UC_Boho_bag_women_L_Brown_red by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Gypsy Soul

Queen of Love

Queen of Love

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Queen of Love

Today is a big deal. This is my 1500th blog post. Yep. 1500! With each post at approximately 400 words, that’s 600000 words or 2400 pages of writing. (If I were writing a paper, which I am not.) With approximately 4 images per post, that’s 6000 images (though my Flickr says 7861). With about 8 slurls per post, that’s 12000 slurs. And my traffic is almost at 1 million. (Yeah, a pittance in the grand scheme of the internet but still astounding to me.)

That’s why Callie got me this crown. And then she rezzed the new KittyCatS collections. Up top in my teaser you see the KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS. One is given out for free when you click the birthday cake at their sim and the other you get when you hunt for it. The two can be bred to make a special kitten, specific only to these two and both KittyCatS are free.

Queen of Love

The two special Valentine’s collections are the Forget Me NotS and the CupidCatS. Obviously, you can tell which is which, and I love the Forget Me NotS because they have that old fashioned Victorian style. Barnesworth Anubis made the pedestals for the CupidCatS!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I donned a bra and panty set that LacunaInc has made in red with all the appliers you might need. I am lounging on a special Valentine’s pillow from Cherelle Capra that she is offering at the Color Me Project (where everything is.. well, red.. go figure). And I love Glamistry’s new shoes with color change everything in a funky, stylish design.

Queen of Love

Maxi Gossamer made this lovely locket that is full of a woman’s heart’s delight for Love is in the Air, hung on a beaded chain. And Sawsan Secretspy, the skin maker who never sleeps, has this gorgeous lush skin at the With Love Fair. Umazuma Metaluna is coming out with a new set of eyes for the Cosmetic Fair, and I donned a pair of the sparklers for this look. Finally, I love how Mina Nakamura’s sleek long hair curls around my shoulders, framing my face and making me look like a queen.

Queen of Love

Hair: MINA Hair – Linda busty 00 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Olga Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the With Love Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Forever Yours eye collection – 14 M by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Crown: Lazuri MVW 2013 Empress Josephine  Tiara by Zuri Lyric for Lazuri

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Little Memory Locket – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Love is in the Air *

Shoes: Glamistry : ASTER Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Pillows: [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red R (12 pos) and [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red L (12 pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Color Me Project

KittyCatS: CupidCatS! and Forget Me NotS and KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

Queen of Love F

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

Sunday Laziness

Sunday Laziness

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” ~ Paul Terry

Sunday Laziness

Some Sundays I just don’t want to get dressed. I want to laze around in my underwear on a comfy chair and not worry. Of course, in fantasy fashionistaland, that means I will look absolutely gorgeous doing so in this beautiful lingerie from LacunaInc, which comes with a ton of appliers so I can slip these pretties on to my Belleza Mesh body and roll around in a soft chair like this one, made by Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough (the dynamic duo) with sexy, languid poses. Get both at My Attic.

Sunday Laziness

Truth Hawks just came out with these darling curly ponytails, which I colored in this awesome light blue to show off the great curls and texture. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest for Uber, a starry-eyed confection of a skin, which is part of a set of beautiful skins she is offering. Pardon me while I lift a finger here to hit “publish”….

Sunday Laziness

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

Skin: -Belleza- Celeste Uber SK 5 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

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

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

Lingerie appliers: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Dusk Blue by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: [L.Warwick] Elation -Platform Heels- Mint/Candy (Belleza) by Lindsey Warwick for Livalle *

Pose prop: W.Winx & Flair – Temptation Lounge – Pink by Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough for W.Winx & Flair, available at My Attic *

Sunday Laziness

Vote for Me!

Vote for Me!

Vote for Me!

To much to many people’s surprise, I really do not like promoting myself. It’s a Midwestern thing—don’t make noise, don’t be too full of yourself, don’t put yourself over others. But I have been honored to be nominated once again for the Avi Choice Awards, so for this one blog entry I am going to ask you to vote for my blog, “A Passion for Virtual Fashion,” as Favorite Fashion Blog and for me, “Harper Beresford,” as Favorite Fashion Blogger.

Vote for Me!

It’s quite easy to do. Go to the Avi Choice Awards here and here (click on these links and they will take you right there). Then just click in the little radio buttons where I have highlighted and click vote. Could it be easier?

Then you can scroll back and check the other polls. There are some wonderful people represented here and some wonderful blogs and bloggers. I am esteemed to be in their company.

Vote for Me!

OK with that uncomfortable task done, let me tell you about what I am wearing. LacunaInc is participating in My Attic with the theme of “How to Marry a Millionaire.” She came in with this gorgeously textured dress, lace overlaying a satin, in several colors and priced so inexpensively, your millionaire could get you the fatpack and still walk away with change. Senzati0n Domenitzo is also participating with these sexy pumps which are pure class.

Vote for Me!

I am still beguiled by the skin that Mochi Milena has made for androgynous looks. As a woman’s skin, it’s lovely and provides a beautiful palette for makeup, so I chose a liner from Constance Daehlie and lips from Zxxrysa Magic, which I have been wearing like mad it seems lately. My hair is a gorgeous side-swept look from Shylah Honey for N21 that comes with all the great textures Damselfly offers.

Vote for Me!

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Anjelica Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at N21 *

Skin: [PF] Ash <Peach> – Lid 01 (ltbrown – thin) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyeliner: #adored – go to liners – simple fade by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lipstick: PICHI – VELVET MATTE Lipstick [Rum Raisin] by Zxxrysa Magic for Pichi, for the Dirty Turkey Hunt *

Dress: *LACUNA* Schatze Halter Dress – Ruby by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Bracelet: **RE** LUX Liana Bracelet – A by Velvetskin for RealEvil Industries

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

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

Shoes: Essenz – Zurich (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at My Attic *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

A Little Nonsense

A Little Nonsense

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” ~ Roald Dahl

A Little Nonsense

Check this out! I hit the motherlode! The folks at MadPea made a darling collection of gacha items for the Arcade this month, and I lined them all up (after I played with each one, of course). Each one is interactive in its own special way, from the goofy Sticky Finger I wore on my finger and flung around to the barking doggy that I had to turn off because it drove me nuts to the musical guitar you can wear and play like you did when you were 5 and your dad hoped he was raising another Eric Clapton to the ultra rare robot. These fun pieces can be won and traded or given away or you can use one in your own special photo for the MadPea Rewind & Play Photo Contest. To find out more about that, click through on the link to their Facebook page and the rules are listed there. Important thing is it ends September 30.

My Attic opened again and this darling dress from LacunaInc is one of the great fashions being offered there. The dress is a great little mini for the coming fall with a nice cowl neck and a short skirt. The textures are rich and the silhouette is sexy. I matched up Kenadeecole’s strappy wedges from No21, which she has made for both Slink and Belleza feet. They also have a HUD for choosing metal colors and an optional translucent cuff around the ankle.

A Little Nonsense

That being said, I am again wearing the Venus mesh body from Tricky Boucher. I want to reinterate that it’s easy to wear mesh clothing with this shape by using the alpha area of the HUD and editing your shape. It works brilliantly and look how great my legs look! And I don’t have to shuffle hands around. I am so relieved to not have to deal with that.

My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest and wow, I am impressed. As always, Shyla doesn’t fail to impress with beautifully shaped brows, gorgeous eye makeups, muted and lush lips, a darling nose. With or without the mesh body, this is a skin worth having.

Elikapeka Tiramisu has been rather quiet, pursuing her first life I presume, but she does have a store with some gorgeous mesh hairs with her lovely textures. Elika was one of the first in SL, kids. And she still can pull it off. This hair comes with a great texture-change HUD and, as you can see, some sleek styling.

A Little Nonsense

Hair: [e] Cassidy by Elikapeka Tiramisu for [elikatira]

Skin: -Belleza- Yasmin SK 6 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

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

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

Dress: *LACUNA* Maeve Dress –  Aurora by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Nima’s Fall Leaf Necklace by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at  FaMESHed *

Shoes: REIGN.- Oli Wedges (BELLEZA/HIGH)- Crimson by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at No21

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

Shelf: Sway’s [Army] LampShelf . blue-plain (empty) by Sway Dench for Sway’s *

The Toys: MadPea Rewind & Play by Arduenn Schwartzman, Indigo Lucerne, Rag Randt, and Harter Fall for MadPea, available at The Arcade *

  • MadPea – Crazy Jack-in-the-box
  • MadPea – MadPea Singers Piano
  • MadPea – Rosetta (Add or Rez)
  • MadPea – Sniffy
  • MadPea – Sticky Fingers
  • MadPea – Thunder Chord
  • MadPea – Thunder Chord  – Guitar Stand – Rez (click -> view.)
  • MadPea – Wind-n-Watch (Add or Rez)
  • MadPea – Zerbert 2000 RARE (Add or Rez)
  • MadPea Toy Phone (blue) – prop to wear [use HUD to call]
  • MadPea Toy Phone (red) – prop to wear [use HUD to call]
The Dog Days

The Dog Days

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.” ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

The Dog Days

Before I launch into the main segment of this entry, I want to share a little trick with you about making hyperlinks in your profile. It’s very easy to do if you know the correct code.

In your profile, in a chat, etc, you can “link” a slurl or a url very easily. This is the protocol:

[https://slfashionpassion.wordpress.com A Passion for Virtual Fashion]

If you insert this into your profile, this is what you will see:

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But this is what everyone else will see:

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THIS does chew up extra characters in your profile, so be careful using it. Consider using a tinyurl or another truncated url. And watch your spaces. Any before the http:// will screw it up.

Woot!

The Dog Days

It’s the dog days of summer, though I am enjoying lovely sunny weather and cool breezes. I dressed up accordingly with a cheerful mien so I could face these dog days with happiness. And what a lot of happiness the grid is offering right now. First start with the new hair from Truth that he is offering at Uber. In two different face-framing styles, the hair includes a darling color change hair band with a series of great textures. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely work for Designer Showcase, a clean palette for your choice of makeups, and I chose lipstick from Constance Daehlie.

My beautifully designed top is one of Erratic Rain’s pieces for Uber. She designed the mesh top to bottom for both this and the shorts she is selling and the textures are gorgeous. I found a pretty little necklace from Menieelee Gelles at the Chapter Four to match and a skirt from nodoka Vella. Pretty new peeptoes from LacunaInc make the look complete.

Oh.. and my dawgs. Nina Helix is offering another gacha full of ferocious pups and Apple Fall was selling this ceramic pug that I have repurposed, both at Chapter Four.

The Dog Days

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Malibu 2 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Renata tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Designer Circle *

Lipstick: #adored – sugarlips – pink-a-boo 3 by Constance Daehlie for #adored

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

Top: erratic / amber – tie-up shirt / pink colorblock by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Skirt: {amiable}Tea-Length Skirt by nodoka Vella for {amiable}

Necklace: Soothe. Stone bijou necklace (coral) by Menieelee Gelles for ASO, available at the Chapter Four

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

Nail appliers: Maai * Slink * hands & feet * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *LACUNA* Satin Peep Toe Heels (Slink) – Vivacious by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Pugs: Apple Fall Pug Ceramic Décor by Apple Fall for Apple Fall, available at the Chapter Four

Chihuahua: Alchemy/Birdy – Chi Chi Chihuahua – Spike – Brown by Nina Helix for Alchemy, available at the Chapter Four

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin, available at Collatbor88