The Love Zone

The Love Zone

In the love zone, you don’t have to be alone
Together we can live and learn in the love zone

~ “Love Zone” by Billy Ocean

The Love Zone

School’s not going to start soon enough in our household. The weather is gorgeous and perfect for shorts and a tank top. I love the textures on this new tank from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus. I especially loved the old Billy Ocean song lyrics! Apple May’s shorts for Shiny Shabby fit perfectly and are a great look for a warm day, especially with strappy wedges from Darling Monday. A pretty glittery pink choker from Liza Broono from the Dressing Room is a glamorous little touch.

The Love Zone

Elikapeka Tiramisu’s darling hair for Shiny Shabby, casually pulled back with a little tie, has a sly, long lock of hair hiding one eye. And it’s a shame to hide these lovely eyes from Audrey Lamede from the Dressing Room. Nicole Button’s applier with freckles sprinkled across the nose lends a sort of innocence to this elegant skin, especially with its bee stung lips and well-groomed brows.

The Love Zone

Hair: [e] Kabrina by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier and makeup: Egozy.Alena (Canelle) Freckles with Egozy.Alena (Make Up) Golden till Canelle by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: .ID. Deep Gaze Eyes / Hazel / Mesh by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at the Dressing Room

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

Top: L&B (*Fitted*  LARA) Swear Retro Tank Top by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: Chantell Shorts (Maitreya) – Pink by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby*

Choker: #Foxy – Celestial Choker (Silver, Pink) by Liza Broono for #Foxy, available at the Dressing Room

Shoes: fri. – Jenny.Sandals (Cocoa) by Darling Monday for fri.day

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression

The Love Zone

A Moment White

A Moment White

But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white–then melts forever….

~ Robert Burns

A Moment White

It seems all there is for sims lately are winter scenes and all I see outside is a winter scene. It was brutally cold today, so I put on a sweater in RL and found this very cozy one that Kitt Ragu is releasing at Shiny Shabby (opening the 20th). Made for both men and women, the sweater comes in several colors with an underlying shirt if you would like it. I forewent that version and put on a little scarf I found in my inventory from xxRyvenxx and found great little low-cost boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo at The Dressing Room. My jeans were released by Paul Lapointe a bit ago but work so well with the Maitreya body and so many different looks. They come with a brilliant texture change HUD allow different jean colors, pockets and belt and metal colors, though I went with the standard classic color and look.

A Moment White

OK, I admit I stole the hat from Karla Marama’s hair at Hairology. I will find a way to show the actual hair but it conflicted with the sweater, so I opted for Carina Larsen’s hair for the upcoming Shiny Shabby instead. It’s a cute short cut with fringy bangs and a lot of personality. I have once again opted to try an Omega applier on the GA:EG Adriana head, this time putting on Aida Ewing’s skin applier, which she made for the Logo heads but is on an Omega applier so can be used on this head too. I have tested a few Logo appliers and the skin makers, of course, want to have the skin suit the face shape, so when the skin is put on this shape, it can look measurably different and sometimes quite “off.” Aida’s skin looked pretty good and when I applied the add-on makeups, I think the result was quite nice, especially with Aida’s pretty freckles.

A Moment White

Hair: Amacci Hair – Serena 1 by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Sia Appleirs for LOGO – 03 ( Exotic ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #8 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Sweater: ::K:: Chunky Hooded Cardigan Femme(No Inner) Marsala  by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jeans: L&B (*Fitted*Lara Bootie) Swear Jeans – Double Belt by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Hat: pr!tty – Beanie – {Poofball Ears} by Karla Marama for pr!tty, available at Hairology *

Scarf:  *+S.F.+* Cute Cuddle Scarf – White (modified) by xxryvenxx for  *+Sweet Fireflys+*

Boots: Essenz – Bratislava (Cream) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Dressing Room

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Loch Noble

A Moment White

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Cranes to do not fear horizons
They stretch their wings and fly
Carried by the winds and led by the light,
Look at the sun,
Look at the stars

Let’s see the beauty of it all before the fall
I want it all

“Beauty” by Juliane Gabriel

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

My friend Jaynine Scarborough is about to come out with an album that includes several gorgeous songs. Jaynine is a vocal teacher and performer in Berlin, who has, for years, also performed almost weekly in SL at her Thousand Rooms. If you have had the privilege of catching one of her weekly performances, you get to hear a beautiful woman’s voice, full of humor and earthiness and melody and sensuality. The song I link above is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect this season. Please click!!

I took a walk in a place called My Magic Winter to show off this darling coat from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which opens today. It includes a texture change HUD so you can switch up the sweater, buttons, and the detachable fur collar and cuffs. I wear it with Bax Coen’s newly redone knee-high boots, made specifically for different mesh bodies like the Maitreya Lara, the Bellezas and the Slinks.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Look closely and you can see today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a pair of earrings custom-fashioned by RL jewelry artist, Bastchild Lotus. With a texture change HUD that allows variations on the metal, the charm and the beads, it’s a terrific gift! Look again and you can see around my neck the cute snowman Abraxxa Anatine has fashioned for the holiday with clickable texture change for the metal and scarf.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Umazuma Metaluna has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa heads, which I am wearing on the Annie head. With several lip options, it’s a beautiful skin to match this head. (I am wearing it bare because I loved the look without lipstick for this outfit). Viking has made this great braid set for Hairology in several versions for most versatile wearing. With rigged and non rigged pieces, you can select the pieces that fit you best. Included is a great selection of hairbase HUDs for the Catwa head, Omega or TMP.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.TRUTH.-complete by viking for no.match, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Hitomi (Catwa Applier Hud) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

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

Coat with sweater: ::C’est la vie !:: Jasmine coat(navy) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie !:: , available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: L&B Swear (LEFT) “Frost” Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available December 20 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: EarthStones Pearl Snowman Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots White/Bright Leather (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli Series III by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at My Magic Winter

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. ~ Dylan Thomas

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

This is my brother. Ok, in RL I don’t have a brother but in SL, I have someone who functions as one. Not in that sticky icky hearts and flowers in my profile way. More like that annoying IM me with foolishness and stupid names like “smeg” and “fart blossom.” The one who will trash me one minute and go after anyone who looks at me funny the next. There is, of course, constant bickering and arguments about who is to do what and when. Like shoveling.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, my brother needs to be the one who has to go out to do the shoveling. It’s only fair. The pose set from Kay Weston for FROST is more ideally fitted to him (*cough* no one needs to tell him the shovel position can be modifed).  And of course I can sit by sipping my hot cocoa and watching and tell him where he’s missed a spot. It’s the natural order of things.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, if he was a little misaimed in throwing the snow, it would hit me and get all over my new sweater, the gift Sanura Snowpaw made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for yesterday. It includes a texture change HUD so you can wear this snowflake in several colors. My tights are stocking appliers from Ashton Tryce at FROST. They are awesome snowflake tights for any holiday outfit. My little boots are one of Chantal Mynx’s creation for FROST. My brother is wearing a horrible Krampus sweater from Parallax and a matching hat that he got on MP. (Because, you know, no reason to be cute and festive. Always have to bring things down, right?)

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

My brother is wearing today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a beard from ReishiProphet, available in two styles and several hair colors including a tintable beard. (I tried making it green but, yeah, don’t go there.) This is a tattoo layer and is a gift for MEN, who seem to get short shrift in the gift department in SL during the holidays. He is wearing it over the Emerson skin from ReishiProphet but it can be worn with any skin and look just as awesome.

I am sporting Lara Hurley’s lovely new skin with an included winter blush, which is just lovely. I love the brows, lips, eyes. Well I love it all and it’s fantastic on my system shape. Bubbles Clawtooth is featuring two hairs with texture-change hats at Collabor88 with winsome hair styles. Please note brother and sister have the same eyes from Constance Daehlile. We got them from our dad.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Brother:

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – trailhair_clean_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro

Beard: -NIVARO- Beards – Shaggy_hard_black by ReishiProphet for Nivaro, available December 16 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Sweater: [Phunk] Krampus Sweater by Parallaxx for Phunk

Jeans: [ h ] Classic Jean – Mesh – Washed Blue – HighRise – W/belt by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

Hat: [Phunk] Holiday Knit Hat by Parallaxx for Phunk

Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: [ h ] Trail – Men – Chocorua Brown – Short by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

IE – Snowed in by Kay Weston for Image Essentials, available at FROST *

 

Sister:

Hair with hat: Clawtooth: Winter Song – Light Ombre Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Lara Hurley-Rie /Midtone with Lara Hurley-Rie winter blush&glow and Beauty marks by Lara Hurley for Lara Hurley

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Flurry {Fitmesh Maitreya} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :., available December 15 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Tights: AVICANDY Snowflake Knit TIghts by Ashton Tryce for AVICANDY, available at FROST *

Nail appliers: [LB O Tannenbaum Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme, available in the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: L&B Swear WOMENS “Frost” Coin Necklace – Lara Fit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at FROST *

Booties: {MYNX} Bootie – Fur Liner Deer by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Frisland

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Autumn Mornings

Autumn Mornings

“Once in a while i am struck
all over again… by just how blue
the sky appears .. on wind-played
autumn mornings, blue enough
to bruise a heart.”
― Sanober Khan

Autumn Mornings

A beautiful fall morning woke me up and I took a walk outside to enjoy the colors and the fresh air. It’s unseasonably warm so the vibrant colors are a pleasure. I wore a boho sort of outfit including a new top from Ariadna Garrigus that comes with a great texture-change HUD that allowed me to switch around until I was able to match the scads of gorgeous jewelry from Mea Carnell in her Gacha Garden collection. She gives you many options so you can combine necklaces and different mixes of bracelets and arm cuffs. She even offers rings that fit Maitreya or Slink hands. My boots are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s feature for Sad November. I decided that Paul Lapointe’s great boyfriend jeans would work great with this top.

Autumn Mornings

Inka Mexicola’s beautiful skin for Kustom9 allowed me to remove the mesh heads for a day and breathe in the fresh air. With several makeups, it’s fresh and lovely with gorgeous brows and eye makeups. My tousled hair is one of Shylah Honey’s pieces for Fameshed this month, an unrigged wavy ‘do finger combed and tossed back with pretty tendrils framing the face (and suspiciously like my own RL hair).  Enjoy the fall colors on the Loch Noble sim as I did. It’s gorgeous!

Autumn Mornings

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Shannon Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences – Quinta01 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

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

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Top: ***ArisAris~Gara14~Assorted Tops- FITTED~ by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jeans: L&B Jeans “Classic Boyfriend” by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry:  Meva Bogo Bangle 2 left, Meva Bogo Collar (rare), Meva Bogo Earringst, Meva Bogo Necklace Short, Meva Bogo Ring, Meva Bogo Upperarm Cuff left, and Meva Bogo Upperarm Cuff right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Gacha Garden *

Boots: Essenz – Copenhagen (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Sad November *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera, available at The Dressing Room Fusion

Photos taken at Loch Noble

Autumn Mornings

The Color of Truth

The Color of Truth

“The color of truth is gray.” ~ Andre Gide

The Color of Truth

The season is turning to gray, both at events and on sims. I visited the new Furillen build by Serene Footman, inspired by the RL Furillen hotel, to see a widely gray scene based on the “brutal beauty of post-industry with the natural splendor of Gotland island.” It’s a beautiful place for photoing, of course, and I will probably return again and again as I do with most of Serene’s builds. The Shiny Shabby inspiration theme is gray as well. I wore this darling outfit from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which is a one-piece mesh look that includes a texture change for the skirt, so you purchase the sweater color and you get a variety of skirts to match via the HUD. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s chic boots for Geeks n Nerds keep me safe from the snow while looking chic and Christel Morane’s bucket bag for Boho Culture Fair has a fabulous texture change HUD to mix and match the bag, handle, and ribbon for an ideal look.

The Color of Truth

Shyla Diggs has brought her beautiful art to the Catwa Jessica head and it’s breathtaking. With fine features, luscious lips and Shyla’s absolutely gorgeous eye makeups, the face is transformed and becomes unique. With face framing bangs from one of Kuranosuke Kamachi’s new hairs, it’s a stunningly beautiful look. Bastchild Lotus has made a beautiful necklace for the gachas at the Freak Show, one that comes with a center piece with all the cards of the tarot and if you get one of the two rares, you get a HUD with texture change for the beads AND for the center cards. It’s well worth pumping some change into the gacha to try to get it.

The Color of Truth

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Brinley” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Keira Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Smoke by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Outfit: ::C’est la vie !:: Noella dress(oriental blue)- by Larcoco Mathy for C’est la vie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: L&B Swear (C) “Celtic Heart” Tarot Necklace  (RARE) by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Freak Show *

Handbag: :: D-Style – Bucket Bag w.HUD :: by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Boho Culture Fair *

Nails: Nailed It – Belleza – Gemstones Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Tennessee by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Geeks n Nerds *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Furillen, assembled by Serene Footman

The Color of Truth

Mellow

Mellow

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ~ Samuel Butler

Mellow

The days are still golden this autumn. I was able to take time and toss out the flowers in the window boxes and trim the euonymus and then I sat down to listen to the radio for a bit, lounging on the sofa. In this case, the sofa is part of Alia Baroque’s featured set at ROMP this month, appropriately packed with poses for lounging and love making. I have decorated the family room with various pieces from Shiny Shabby—autumn and vintage pieces from Paolla Flux, pillows from Kunst and Hoorenbeek, chairs and tables from Soyoy, qu0op, and jammeh, and a charming piano from Marinestella. DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie have made the awesome ladder bookshelf for The Men’s Dept and Cherelle Capra has leant color to the room with her pieces for the Color Me Project. My radio is from the talented Lauren Bentham, who is offering prizes for the Peatonville Asylum game from MadPea, opening later this week (which I will write more about soon). And of course, this is all housed in Barnesworth Anubis’ lovely house for Collabor88.

Mellow

Today I am casual in a baseball tee made for the season from Flutter Memel and Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus’ fantastic mesh jeans which have been refitted for the Maitreya body and also nicely fit my Belleza body with few adjustments. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest, a look that is fresh and comfortable on my own face, the most “me” look I can imagine, and my braid is MissAllSunday Lemon’s great fishtail braid for Fameshed.

Mellow

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Faith Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Faye SK Dk Br 1 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 12 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Baseball Tee – Vintage Skull by Flutter Memel for Flowey *

Jeans: L&B Swear (*Fitted*) “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

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

Décor:

  • .07 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks stool (b) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .03 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (wall) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Corduroy Chair w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Barn by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wall Branch – Brown/Dk Org by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Area Rug – Fallen Leaves Dark by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Ottoman – Fall Stripe (12pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wreath – Berry Mix by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, candle and books by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, decorative cushion by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Viscount Couch, Mature Ed. [v.1.0] by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Table mess, porto and letters by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • junk. arch lamp. tall. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • AF Books by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88*

Mellow