In Bloom

I was poking around SL (as I am wont to do) and found a great store for fuller figured female avatars. Just as in the “real world,” fuller figured women in SL are given short shrift. Prims need adjustment, shoes fit weirdly on the ankles, textures stretch. And no, those eensy little minis don’t look right on a larger woman. You would think it would be easier!

In Bloom

Roxy Daguerre has tried to solve that problem with her store Fluffygirl. She offers a wide variety of avatar content, all aimed at the larger avatar, including full avatars with shapes, skins, eyes, and hair, clothing with all accessories (including shoes and hair sometimes), and even larger male avatars. And it’s very inexpensive!

In Bloom

Roxy has designed this dress to make a girl feel sexy with it’s off-the-shoulder flexi arm puffs and the full silky bow. The skirt accompanying it is full and flirty and very wonderful for spring. Roxy has made simple jewelry to accompany the dress and I replaced the shoes with a sexy pair from Storm Schmooz.

In Bloom

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. ~ Denis Waitley

Hair: >TRUTH< Anya – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Shape: MAGGIE by Xme Xue for Ample Avi *

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

Dress with Jewelry: FluffyWear BBW Fashion – bronze floral bow tied dress by Roxy Daguerre for FLUFFYGIRL

Shoes: Storm Schmooz Suomi Cognac by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz *

Fall Wanderings

I wandered around shopping on the grid the other day, looking for an outfit that would warm me up as the days get chillier (at least on the top half of the globe) during fall.

Fall Wanderings

I found myself at LeLutka. The designers at LeLutka are well-known for their stylish and current fashion and certainly their new releases a few months ago splashed across the blogosphere with a flurry of activity and excitement. So I wandered over and poked around their sim. (I will say that the recent incarnation of the LeLutka sims is very confusing and not very shopping-friendly. While it looks urban and “real,” in SL it looks cluttered and unintuitive. I hope they reconsider their build.)

I found a really awesome poncho from Thora Charron on the first floor of the women’s clothing store. The sculpty itself was well-made and textured beautifully, with a nicely cuffed sweater. It has all the comfiness and beauty of my real life favorite poncho.

Fall Wanderings

I relied on Thora for this beautiful hair as well. The textures are beautifully done with a great shape and an additional spine add-on which provides length to the hair hanging off the front of the avatar so when the head turns, the hair doesn’t all cut into the shoulders.

Fall Wanderings

I wore it with these terrific jeans from Zaara Kohime. With her well drawn textures and sense of style, her jeans are as real as it gets without crass photosourcing.

Finally, I completed the look with plush warm boots from Storm Schmooz. Storm was one of the first in SL doing sculpty shoes, and he lends his European design sensibilities to everything he makes. Between the lush suede and the strip of contrasting leather down the back and with the buckle, these boots are the epitome of luxury.

Fall Wanderings

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

~ William Cullen Bryant

Hair: [LeLutka]-SAMARA Hair – Caramel Brown by Thora Charron for LeLutka

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 07 Gold EB Dark Freckles by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS*

Poncho: [LeLutka]-CORINTH poncho/olive by Thora Charron for LeLutka

Jeans: Zaara : Jeans *blue* (Classic) by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Boots: Storm Schmooz Tundra Leather Brown by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz*

We Can Do It!

We can do it!

One of the fun things about being in this second life is that you can be a pin-up whenever you choose. I decided to do a modern twist on the “We Can Do It!” poster. I think the soldiers would have liked to come home to this or pin it up on their wall. (And it’s a nod to my buddy, Chrome.)

We can do it!

I found this sexy number at Coco. cocoro Lemon has done some interesting and marvelous things with sculpties, making the overalls zip open to reveal the top underneath. Her textures are well rendered, subtle and flow well over the sculpties and the avatar. She is a very skilled artist.

We can do it!

I paired this with this darling hair from Antonia Marat. Antonia has a limited collection of hair at her shop, all designed to suit her clothing. If someone asks, “Rockabilly?” I say, “Artilleri.” This red lipped skin from Pulse completes the look.

We can do it!

Finally, a pair of beautiful stiletto pumps from Storm Schmooz completes me. Storm has taken the standard pump and made it new with design lines and a wicked heel.

We can do it!

Welcome home, Soldier! (I can do your job too ;))

Hair: /artilleri/ Trixie hair *chilli* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Skin: Pulse Skin – Climax/Valeries T2 Venetian Red by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skin

Outfit: *COCO*_Combinaison_Black by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Shoes: Storm Schmooz Supreme by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz