Spring Fresh

Designers are introducing a bunch of new content for this spring, bringing a new fresh look to the season. (Now if the sun would come out….)

Spring Fresh

For example, LeeZu Baxter has been on a tear, producing new content like a woman on a mission. Are the hyacinths and tulips popping out of the ground inspiring her? This pair of shorts with their color-changing texture belt is a fresh look for spring. I show here with a burgundy silk texture but it comes with a whole handful of looks that can accent an outfit. I wear it with a gacha sweater from Memai Avon. Blessedly, LeeZu did not put loops on the belt so I could wear this sweater out.

Spring Fresh

Tricky Boucher came out with a new line of skins a month or so ago and I was remiss in not showing his group gift, which is truly lovely. Queue Marlowe just released a new set of sexy up-dos with her characteristic messy and sexy curls. Ikon Innovia has released new hazel eyes in five shades with his typical five sizes (there you go, Ms. Alchemi!) which are absolutely hypnotizing. And goodness, Bax Coen is hard at work applying her new metallic look to everything in sight—this time her Prestige boots. These are color changing and this particular set has three colors, all distinctively different. And as always, you can fit the boots via Bax’s brilliant fitting system.

Spring Fresh

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters

Hair: AD – ginger maple by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Med group gift by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

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

Top: [ Last Period ] tops 0021 gacha Pink by Memai Avon for Last Period (no longer available)

Shorts: [LeeZu!] Cortez Pants /blue jeans by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Violet Metallic by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

I wish I had a river…

It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

I wish I had a river...

I am not a huge fan of on-location photos. The backgrounds kind of detract from the clothes, which is really what I am doing here. But Stephen Venkman and Cocovia Zoilin built a beautiful skating area on their sim and invited me over for skating today and I was very grateful after wrestling with gingerbread house icing. (It’s an adhesive—need I say more?)

Skating there reminded me of one of my favorite holiday songs by Joni Mitchell. I tried to dress appropriately and came up with this mashup of favorite designers. Sweater from Janie Marlowe, skirt from sachi Vixen, tights from Memai Avon, cowl from Morphine Janick (who has a sale on right now.. go go!), earmuffs from Antonia Marat and freakin excellent mittens from Nena Janus. A wind-kissed skin from Toast Bard gives me the touch of girlishness that skating requires.

I wish I had a river...

My skates are Bax Coen’s v2 set, which come in white, black, gold and silver with a new alpha layer option. She has packed them with the same resizing scripts from her boots and a skating AO that is quite nice. However, I opted to upgrade to Sala Snook’s AO, which has all sorts of fun stuff like jumps, skating moves, twirls, etc. The whole combination today made skating so pleasurable, especially in the crisp air of Stephen’s and Coco’s sim.

I wish I had a river...

I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

~ “River” by Joni Mitchell

Hair: >TRUTH< Quinn Streaked – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: (fd) Bird Skin – Dust 1 (Red Brows) by Toast Bard for fashionably dead

Sweater: **MIS** Bell Flower Sweater – Cranberry by Janie Marlowe for Mischief (no longer available but you can find some good stuff of hers at Jane)

Skirt: Adam n Eve Clothes – Cord Skirt – Black by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Ear Muffs: /artilleri/ Knit earmuffs! *black* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Cowl: [SG*] Desire – Purple by Morphine Janick for the Sweetest Goodbye

Mittens: *League* Sheepskin Mittens –Berry by Nena Janus for *League*

Stockings: [ Last Period ] socks 0001 Gray by Memai Avon for Last Period

Skates: BAX Ice Skates Black by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

AO: :KH: Ice Skate AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

Hey, Red!

It’s interesting. You walk into this world. You have to make a “self.” When I first walked into SL, it was clear to me that I would have to have red hair. I am not sure what decided this for me so distinctly, but there you go—I had to be a redhead.

I have since diverged from this, of course. I have even worn blonde hair, which was a huge step for me personally. (Nothing against blondes. I just never saw myself as having light hair. I can’t explain it.) And I always go for the easy choice in clothes—red. (Which looks good on me in RL too.) So today, I went the easy route and chose red.

Hey, Red!

I found this dress at a store on a new sim called Period. The creator, Memai Avon, presented a number of great separates—skirts, tops, tights, leggings. Nothing was outre or niche. She offered simple, inexpensive separates that could serve in many circumstances. I purchased this pretty dress with it’s red rose motif. My shopping partner and I agreed that the flat black through the dress was kind of a cheat (black hides a lot of mistakes and problems), but the dress was reasonably priced and looks great worn, and she has a lot of other great pieces that show quite a bit of skill.

Hey, Red!

At the same mall we found some spectacular hair by Ilze Erin. Offering several styles that frame the face in a most complimentary fashion, her store deserves attention and I hope we see more from her. I dressed up this ensemble with jewelry from DarionMonkee Levitt. It’s really cute stuff made by a person who clearly has incredible patience.

Hey, Red!

And check out these shoes. Red straps, red nails—*click click* and I have them on these sexy sandals from Maris Kanto. Maris is a scripter extraordinaire (or knows one) because these shoes have a great hud for adjusting skin tone (a notch at a time so you can SEE what it will look like), nails, and hardware and size. Add to that the fun of shopping at Kalnins—regular shoppers get discounts and points based on the scripts used in the vendors. It’s all about the experience, from shopping to wearing.

Hey, Red!

“Out of the ash I rise with my red hair
And eat men like air”
~ Sylvia Plath

Hair: :Liriope: ELN red by Ilze Erin for :Liriope:

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: [ Last Period ] onepeace 0014 Red by Memai Avon for [ Last Period ]

Jewelry: **DM** Lena Fire by DarionMonkee Levitt for DM Designs

Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Empress by Maris Kanto for Kalnins