Another Life

Another Life

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”  ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

Another Life

A few weeks ago I was asked to review the Altamura mesh body. I had never worn a mesh body before, so it was a new thing for me. Put on the full body alpha, wear the mesh, adjust shape, fiddle with HUD. I wore the fitted mesh body over my shape, found it looked kind of wrong, and I wore the shape supplied with the mesh body. Tall, lithe, model-like, I adjusted the shape a few more times and saw a very new me.

With a HUD that allows for alpha removal, hand and feet changes within two screens, it was relatively easy to click into a look. Click on alphas to remove spots and I was good to go.

Another Life

I wore this fabulous lace halter mesh dress from Ariadna Garrigus, slipped on Slink-ready shoes from Yani Trice, plopped a hair from Chiaki Xue on my head and great earrings from Maxi Gossamer. Everything fit with minimal effort on my part. Instant glamour!

Another Life

Except…. it was not me. The face, while beguiling, includes a darling lip biting animation if you wear the animated mesh head. But it can not be altered, adjusted, or otherwise changed. There is no accompanying make-up. (I am guessing the creator was planning on allowing appliers.) It’s an attractive face—the most attractive of the ones offered from Altamura but in wearing it, I realized the soul of “me” as an avatar was my face, especially since I take so many face shots. When I show skins in on my blog, I never change my shape. It’s a litmus test for the skin. So I am very attached to that face and seeing another one is very unnerving.

However, if I wanted to be someone else, have another life, this may be the way to go.

Another Life

Hair: *Dura-Girl*56(Irish Coffee) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Mesh avatar: Altamura: TANYA AVATAR by Rumegusc Altamura for Altamura *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Prisma~ Ice Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Dress: ***Arisaris AA58 2 Halterneck Black Pencil Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jewelry: MG – Earrings and Bangle – Neon ChuChu by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Shoes: :::LP::: Michi_Heels Black by Yani Tryce for Le Primitif

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

Spring Blossom

Spring Blossom

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

Spring Blossom

Today it was 60 degrees out and yes, you bet I was out on my bike! My cuffs got sprayed with water but I got a new fender thing in back so no stripe up the back! And it was puddle wonderful outside! I am waiting for the blossoms to bloom and Saya Littlething’s kimono for the Fashion Pride event, which is a fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, sponsored by RGF Estates, is the closest I could find today. Giela Delpaso’s nails (which I wear here but you can barely see—sorry) are also being sold at this event. I picked up geta half price from Yuri Trice at the Slink West opening. It’s fun to peek in all the different places and see all the items that have been made to go with Slink!

Spring Blossom

The big news is, of course, that Skin Fair is opening in a few days (March 14). I have seen some amazing skins at the preview I attended, and I will be dedicating myself to sharing my favorites with my readers. The first is Sawsan Secretspy’s Yuki skin, which is one of two she is offering as an exclusive at Skin Fair. Sawsan includes 5 beautiful makeups and a natural skin with appliers and a butt applier and offers the skin in Tan, Bronze and Dark Tan. I think you can see how beautifully delicate the skin is, perfect for spring. You will find Sawsan’s store on Sim 1 of the Skin Fair (see below).

Mr. M4ri1yn Magic has made this darling unisexy ponytail for Collabor88. With wisps of hair that curl away from the face, it’s great for RP or just pretty looks like this one. I couldn’t resist using the Monsoon hud with bright color combos to match Saya’s kimono.

Spring Blossom

Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.”

~ William Shakespeare

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~Low hair – (Ladies) with ~Tableau Vivant~ Low Hair HUD – Monsoon by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Yuki Tan 04 by Sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at Skin Fair (Sim 1) (opens March 14) *

Eyes: .ID. Bright Eyes / Reg / EarthSpriung Blossom by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Kimono: *::Schoen::* Kimono gown typeII for Fashion Pride by Saya Littlething for Schoen, available at Fashion Pride, opens today! *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – The Fashion Pride Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at Fashion Pride, opens today! *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Geta: :::LP::: Geta Sandals L [Female] – Cherry by yani Tryce for Le Primitif, available at Slink West

Poses from the Geisha set by Tutys for Tutys

 

The Skin Fair 2014 - Map - Sim 1 wow

Prime Time

Prime Time

When you’re down, and it’s hard
And you feel like you’ve given your all
Baby I know we’ll always keep it real and true

~ “Prime Time” by Janelle Monae featuring Miguel

Prime Time

Janelle Monae’s elegant smooth voice in “Prime Time” and her lush imaginative music so suits this smooth golden look. (Her latest album, “The Electric Lady,” features some of my favorite musicians—Esperanza Spalding, Erykah Badu, and Prince.) This look starts with an elegant, Indian-influenced gown by Spooky Mistwallow, suitable for dancing and role playing and featured at her role play shop. Add to it gold shoes from BabyChampagne Sass, elegant and stylish. A glint of minimalist jewelry from Yani Trice, sold at this month’s Chapter Four, is all the embellishment this gorgeous look needs.

Prime Time

Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous newer skin, which I have showed a few times now (guess I like it) adds to the smooth golden beauty here. Funeral Plutonian’s eyes, which I found at Kustom 9, give a brown sugar sweetness to our lady. And I love Mina Nakamura’s ombre hair, which she is selling with five amazing color combs in a HUD for one low price at the Dressing Room Fusion.

Prime Time

Cause baby it’s a primetime for our love
Ain’t nobody peekin’ but the stars above
It’s a primetime for our love
And heaven is bettin’ on us

Hair: MINA Hair – Noor NB with Materials by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Maram Med 03 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Inka~ Lost Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng, available at Kustom9

Gown: =Mirage= by KRC – Sarie Gown – Forest by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage= Arabian Treasure Company *

Jewelry: :::LP::: Noel_Bracelet – Gold R and:::LP::: Noel_Ring – Gold R by Yani Trice for Le Primitif, available at Chapter Four

Nail appliers: Autumn Nights Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Cherish GOLD by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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