Drive

Drive

Grab the keys and let’s go for a ride

~ “Drive” by Dornik

Drive

The theme for SL12B this year is “What Dreams May Come” and having a backstage pass gives me a lot of insight into people’s dreams. I toodled around the sims on a motorcycle by NiR McBride that I got The Men’s Dept after I finished my own exhibit and enjoyed the views that are developing. Of course, nothing is completed, so I was careful to skirt around and not show anything that isn’t already kinda public, like the awesome Auditorium.

I put on an easy look—the new outfit Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have released at their store, a set of their best pieces in black—jacket, jeans and boots plus a tank add-on that includes a HUD with several texture choices. This is a great entry level into their stuff and lets you test out the fit for yourself. (And the fit over my Maitreya body is fantastic).

Drive

Shylah Honey’s newest hair for On9 was my go-to look for this adventure with the wild wavy locks pulled to the side. I have put Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin applier on the Lotte head from Jadenarts. She is selling this set at the Chapter Four and I have to say, it’s sublime. The freckled version is gorgeous.Sunglasses from Glamistry with his great texture-change HUD keep the glow out. (“Future’s so bright I gotta wear shades…”)

Drive

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Lexique by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at On9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] London (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Truffles by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery]

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit (including boots): L&B Swear “Drift Mesh” Leather Jacket Outfit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Sunglasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2003 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Motorcycle: [sau]Kuazi[lite][TMD][Matt Black] by NiR McBride for [sau]motors, available at The Men’s Dept

Drive

Mary

Mary

No, I won’t
Never once
Make you cry
Just to kiss
Oh, I’ll miss
Your goodbye

~ “Mary” by Kings of Leon

Mary

I liked this song by Kings of Leon and thought it suited this casual look perfectly. Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus recently came out with a short leather jacket that has optional camisole or tank and is typical of L&B, the HUD includes color change for everything, with a bonus set of laces that overlay the camisole so you can have a silk camisole or this lace in black or white. For one small price, it’s a very versatile look with many color choices. I explored them all while I was trying to match to the necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed, and aligned colors to match Maxi’s color combos. Finally Beanster Potato’s darling high-waisted mesh jeans also come with several choices so I could find this darker denim.

Mary

Inka Mexicola has released this skin set in its entirety at her store. With several brow options, appliers for nearly everything you need (I used the Matreya Lara mesh body appliers here), and beautifully rendered features (omg those lips!), it’s a unique, beautiful skin for a fresh look. My wavy hair is Mina Nakamura’s beautiful almost windblown look for the Fameshed third anniversary.

Mary

Hair: MINA Hair – Elvire – Natural (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences [Imogen] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Space by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Jacket with Camisole: L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”   Leather Jacket with L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”  Camisole AddOn by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: 20.FIVE Mesh: Vintage Jeans by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Skylla Immortal Horse – G4 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Mary

The Clerihew

The Clerihew

Fashionista Harper Beresford
Blogs what all this great hair is for.
She went shopping to satisfy her muse
and came home with a shitload of shoes.

~ Me

The Clerihew

I subscribe to A.Word.A.Day, and this week they are featuring light poetry words. One of the words was “clerihew.”

PRONUNCIATION:

(KLER-uh-hyoo)

MEANING:

noun: A humorous, pseudo-biographical verse of four lines of uneven length, with the rhyming scheme AABB, and the first line containing the name of the subject.

Of course, I had to take my turn at it, which you see above.

I satisfied my fashionista instinct this blog post with a darling little dress from Beanster Potato that comes with her fantastic texture-change HUD that allows different top colors, all for one low price. My shoes from Kim Lysette have the same fantastic option as does my necklace from Bastchild Lotus. Even my little lunchbox from Moonbubble Gothly’s gacha at Luck of the Irish has a HUD! (And I show several versions on this blog for kicks.)

The Clerihew

Shylah Honey made waves on waves for the new Liaison Collaborative, the theme of which is Bon Voyage. I think she was trying to channel Rose with the casual elegance of these locks. (The back is just as pretty with waves tumbling down.)

Skin Fair is going on and Systi Cisse is offering two skins, one of which is this one that I wear without a mesh body but with Slink hands and feet. The face itself has a very clean gentle palette so I played with the lipstick and eyeshadow included with the skin, having a bit of fun in the process and created a lovely look, especially with Soleil Reid’s eyes from The Men’s Dept.

The Clerihew

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Gardner Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – AYU M01 (brown brows) with [sYs] SKIN – Tintable Eyeshadows (modifiable color) (new) and [sYs] SKIN – AYU Tintable Lips (modifiable color) by Systi Cisse for [sYs], available at Skin Fair *

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

Dress: 20.FIVE Mesh: Sus Dress by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: L&B “Pear Drop” Necklace by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Lunch box: [ bubble ] Random Lunch Box by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at The Luck of the Irish *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: [LaVian&C0] FW2015 Amanda Heel by Kim Lysette for LaVian & Co. *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

The Clerihew

A Little Light Within

A Little Light Within

Don’t need no compass no map or chart
Don’t need no stars shining above
Don’t need nothing but a little light in my heart
Glowing inside me like a blanket of love

~ “A Little Light Within” by Sturgill Simpson

A Little Light Within

Barely’s always spinning what he calls “alt country” or what is now called “Americana,” and it’s quite come in vogue lately with some fabulous artists making music the way it’s supposed to be. I don’t think Barely brought Sturgill Simpson to me but he likes him as much as I do. I have been enjoying his album while doing this blog post and loved some of the lyrics, so that’s the title of the blog today.

Sometimes I think SL creations are a bit of everyone’s “little light within” given to all of us. Think about this once: where else in your life are you treated to so many people’s artistic and creative efforts, sold to you for so little to shape and light up your life? For example, this dress from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus is so sexy and so well rigged and textured, but on top of that, engineered in collaboration between two people who live and love together. As I put it on, this collection of pixels, I marvel at its thoughtfulness and engineering, the sculptural qualities of the mesh, the proportions and “idea” of it, I think, well damn, can’t get that kind of experience for $2 anywhere else, right?

Then you have Maxi Gossamer’s mesh jewelry with her added touches of texture change and materials, the sexy boots engineered around the Belleza foot by Kenadeecole, and even the little dragonfly ring I got in a gacha from Piraiyah Novikov—each piece someone’s inner light shining.

A Little Light Within

Another miracle is how everyone’s light shines together. I am thinking of things like Sawsan Secretspy’s textures made into scripts for Tricky’s mesh body and Siddean Munro’s mesh feet and hands. And then Santana Lumiere’s nails applied to the hands and feet. And Queue Marlowe’s crazy waves fit to the body and gorgeous eyes from Nicole Button. I feel illuminated, lit within, by all the beauty and creativity this adds up to and absolutely amazed by how I can make this coherent “person” from such a melange of ideas and creations.

A Little Light Within

Hair: AD – one trick pony – FITTED – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

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

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (Brown).Light by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Belleza Venus Body appliers by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Dress: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Corset Dress by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Valencia Cross – Short and MG – Earrings – Valencia Cross by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Ring: NOMAD // Dragonfly Ring by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: REIGN.- Helix Heels- (Slink)- FATPACK by kenadeecole for REIGN

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

A Little Light Within

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Blessings—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

Blessings

No series of blog posts about the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is complete without an invasion by the KittyCatS themselves. Two new breed lines have been released recently—Rainy Day Dreams with little patridges and pears in the antlers and sELFies, Santa’s little troublemaking helpers. They are plopped all over a great piece of furniture that Debil Skute made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 8, which includes several great custom poses for men and women. (You don’t need KittyCatS to enjoy the furniture, by the way.)

Blessings

A green mesh jumpsuit from Cynthia Ultsch is casual wear at its sexiest. All in one piece, the outfit fits and bends amazingly well and comes in curvy as well as regular sizes so if you carry a little extra, you have room to move. Great winter boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo keep my feet warm.

The featured item today is a wonderful necklace made from scratch by Bastchild Lotus. Bast makes jewelry in real life so she brings a sensibility about what looks good and what is possible to her SL jewelry, and this great unisex necklace is no exception. If you look very closely, you can see a beautiful celtic heart finding, a gem, a kitty charm and of course the main piece. The beads are exquisitely textured, all on a resizable leather cord. This piece was made uniquely as a gift for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar so make sure you get your copy.

Blessings

Truth Hawks recently ended his half off sale (waaah) but has come out with new hair (yay). This windblown style comes with our without a great pompom hat with all his gorgeous hair color textures. I am still infatuated with Syane Cisse’s pretty peachy skin, which I wear here without makeup. Love the delicate way she shows highlights.

Blessings

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

Skin: [sYs] SKIN – LOU M01 (brown brows) by Syane Cisse for [sYs]

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

Outfit: [Cynful] Ultschfit Olive by Cynthia Ultsch for [Cynful], available at FROST *

Necklace: L&B Swear “Love My Cat” Necklace – Unisex by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Reindeer Colors White Polish (slink) Fingernail Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at FROST *

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

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Furniture: Pet Bed Table & Chairs – 2014 Advent : by Dekute Dekore by Debil Skute for Dekute Dekore, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar * (Day 8)

My friends:

  • KittyCatS! – Rainy DayDream by KittyCatS for KittyCatS
  • KittyCatS! – sELFies! by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

Blessings

Isobel

Isobel

in a heart full of dust
lives a creature called lust
it surprises and scares
like me
like me

~ “Isobel” by Bjork

Isobel

While I photo’d and documented this blog entry, I listened to a mix of Bjork and PJ Harvey on YouTube so my look is a combination of the two (kind of like this amazing performance of “Satisfaction” by the pair). And speaking of amazing, this dress that Kinu Mayako has made for the Mystic Realms Faire is a strappy sexy look with a wonderful color change HUD for the straps on the top and the underlying part, the skirt and the arm cuffs. Then I paired it with a strappy set of platforms from Poulet Koenkamp that include a texture-change HUD as well. I will remark that these are Slink-compatible but fit the Belleza body feet just fine. My necklace is from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus and include 4 metals and 10 gems, available exclusively at the Body Modification Expo.

Isobel

My ‘do is one of Truth Hawks’ new fantasy hairs for the Mystic Realms Faire. With his great texture-change HUD, I was able to choose this great color combo. Sawsan Secretspy has released this lovely skin for Designer Showcase and I dressed it up with eye liner from Constance Daehlie and lips from Mocksoup Graves. I like when a skin is plain enough that a third party makeup works well on it. This is pretty seamless.

Isobel

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Olinda by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Eyeliner: #adored – go to liners – curlt up by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Nerd Purple Lipstain (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – alchemist – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Dress: [ SAKIDE ] Anawyn by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Necklace: L&B “Pear Drop” Necklace by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild,  available at the Body Modification Expo *

Shoes:  :: PM :: Croco Boots -all colors by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Autumn Spell

Autumn Spell

“She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.” ~ Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells

Autumn Spell

An SL friend came to my town in RL this weekend, and I got to show him around a city that was sunny, warm and enjoying the last breaths of summer. He said, “This is gorgeous! I love it here!” Right after he left, the temperature dropped 25 degrees, the rain and clouds rolled in, and it was back to reality—winter’s a-comin’.

I spent the afternoon raking the first leaves and so this put me in an autumn state of mind. This cute knit dress from Nigella Nightfire reiterates that intent (especially as I model it in this old hunt gift I found in my inventory from Ayumi Cassini). The knit on the dress is, to my experienced knitter’s eye, a bit large but the pattern is terrific and the loose hang fit well over the Belleza body. I accented with a pretty choker from Maxi Gossamer (love being able to change the gem colors) and boots from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus.

Autumn Spell

I am sitting among fall-themed furniture from Sway Dench that has a candy theme, this being candy corn, for the Candy Fair, which is opening in a couple days. The pieces all have a plethora of poses for your sitting enjoyment and her sets are all coordinated to theme.

Uber opened yesterday and this gorgeous skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s offerings for that event, geared towards the 50 Shades fans. With beautifully lined eyes and an extra pack of deeply colored lipsticks also being offered at the event, the skin is as sexy as the event requires. My fluid waves are MissAllSunday Lemon’s contribution to the event, flowing and classically sexy. Looks like autumn is going to get another warm up if you visit Uber.

Autumn Spell

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lea Mesh Hair – Gingerbread by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Uber *

Skin: Essences {Ingrid – Uber} Medium01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber *

Lipstick: Essences – Ingrid {Kiss’n’Go} Berry Smooch by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Uber *

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

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

Dress: ..:: NN ::.. Mesh Autumn Leaves Sweter Dress 11 by Nigella Nightfire for NiNight Creations

Choker: MG – Necklace – Valentina’s Choker 1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: L&B S’wear “Carissa” Ankle Boot by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

[MAGIC NOOK] Autumn Skybox Rezzer by Ayumi Cassini for Magic Nook (no longer available)

Sway’s [Sweet] Living Room Set . candy corn by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the Candy Fair (opening October 3) *