Faces

I have never been aware before how many faces there are.  There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.  ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Faces

The big news today is that LeLutka has added expressions to their faces and they will be UPDATED and released on Wednesday, so we have been told. The updates will be available to all who have purchased the heads already so keep your eyes peeled for news about how to get them.

Faces

They come with a drop-out menu under the “Express Yourself” button and include 3 versions of eye looks (wide open, halfway, and closed), 4 versions of brows and seven mouths. This allows mix and match for your expressions. The expressions render readily (no rezzing issues at all), and it’s all integrated with the HUD.

Faces

I show the head with Monicuzza Babenco’s fabulous appliers for the upcoming Shiny Shabby. She gives you a great HUD with a choice of mix and match skins (smooth, moles, and freckles), eye makeups and lipsticks plus hairbases. And Mina Nakamura’s darling hair for Geeks n Nerds has her full palate of textures plus a certain geeky charm. (I was feeling a tinge of Bjork wearing it!)

Faces

Hair: MINA Hair – Edith (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Geeks n Nerds *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.2 by JadenArt for LeLutka * (available October 21)

Skin: *YS&YS* Malika Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby (opening October 20) *

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

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

Choker: Cae :: Infinite :: Collar by Caelan Hancroft for Cae *

Don’t Be Scared

Don’t Be Scared

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Don’t Be Scared

KittyCatS has just come out with their Halloween cats, and they are not one bit scary. They are darling! One line is the Scaredy TatS! They are made of textures hand-drawn with pencil and ink by Callie Cline (which I personally saw in Skype in her sketchbook). Because Callie drew them, they have a vibrancy you just can’t get as easily with digital art. These seasonal KittyCats, which are covered in tattoos, also come with a special animation that allows you to fly with them on a broom. They are, of course, breedable and if you breed two of them, you get a special little kitty.

I had to make an appropriately spooky look for these creepy cats, and I started with the stunning Halloween dress from Ariadna Garrigus, which she is selling specially on Marketplace. It includes a pretty dramatic collar and wings (which I don’t show here). I wore it with Maxi Gossamer’s skull and roses jewelry for Collabor88.

Don’t Be Scared

My skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna’s brilliant Lelutka appliers for Collabor88. She offers three and this one was so gorgeously pale with deep ruby lips that I needed to show it. I wore a pair of eyes Uma had offered last year for the haunted holidays and lashes from Thora Charron. My dramatic final touch is Kavar Cleanslate’s wickedly wild hair for Collabor88 with its Tim Burton-inspired bow. Don’t fear—Scaredy TatS are here!

Don’t Be Scared

Hair: Exile:: Strange and Unusual with Exile::Twisted bow by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

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

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] The White Queen (LeLutka Applier) milk by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Autumn Eerie eyes – 5 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris-Gara13-Angel of Avernus- Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace – Galina Rose Skull and MG – Earrings – Galina Rose Skull – E1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Trees: !Pandemonium – Dead Tree III – 5 Prims and !Pandemonium – Dead Tree I – 8 Prims by P4ndor4 Quintessa for Pandemonium

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie

The Pets: KittyCatS! – Creepy Collection 2015 – Scaredy TatS! by KittyCatS for KittyCatS *

Don’t Be Scared

No Regrets

No Regrets

Tanto que hacer
Hay tanto que hacer
Me siento bien
No hay tiempo que perder
Tanto que ver
Hay tanto que ver
Cuál ser mi hazaña
Al abrir mis pestañas?

~ “No Regrets” by Gaby Moreno

No Regrets

The lyrics of this song translate to, “So much to do/ So much to do/ I´m willing and able/ No time to lose,” and I sure felt that way when a pal visited me this weekend. We raced around seeing things and eating and drinking like bacchanalians and we saw Gaby Moreno open for Calexico in a most awesome concert. I came back to gather up my messages and oops, Shiny Shabby had opened with a ton of great stuff.

Star with this fantastic long sweater with a low cut V-back from Kiddo Oh which is making the tour of all the great blogs (and mine). Available in four colors, with a simple knit texture and sexy silhouette, it will make your autumn evenings warm. I paired it with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s killer heels with their lacy ankle strap and Bastchild Lotus and Paul Lapointe’s lovely necklace for the Body Modification Expo plus Kathya Szczepanski’s HUD-driven ring set.

No Regrets

Sawsan Secretspy has been making appliers like a mad woman lately, and this applier, available at Designer Circle, is a gorgeous look for the Ever mesh head from Lelutka (and probably for any of their mesh heads). With a dark liner, it looked great with Thora Charron’s lashes and I love Mina Nakamura’s new layered ‘do for Tres Chic and its beautiful textures.

No Regrets

Hair: MINA Hair – Elin (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Tres Chic *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Golden Lelutka Kate appl. by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eyes – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Cosmetic Fair *

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

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

Sweater: Juniper Maxi Sweater – Brown – Maitreya by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace: L&B Swear “BOHO” Necklace by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Body Modifcation Expo *

Rings: Kibitz – Melody {right} maitreya – copper by Kathya Szczepanski for Kibitz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Shoes: Essenz – Marseille (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

No Regrets

And the Band Played On, Part 2

I need to get new headphones. In my previous post, I stated that the MadPea Cursed Collection did not play music. It does indeed! When the instruments are set on the platform, they play the music from this video, composed by Harter Fall.

Each instrument plays individually as well! So add to the animations, the beautiful mesh construction, the gorgeous textures and the scripting, and you get quite a bang for your Linden at the Arcade . Find out more about Harter’s work on the collection on their website.

And the Band Played On

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

 

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~ Halford Luccock

And the Band Played On

When I received the Mad Pea Cursed Collection gacha set for this month’s Arcade, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. A mysterious message came with it directing me to open the packages with the enclosed tools and then rez all the instruments on the stage platform. As I opened each crate and box (which come with clever animations to replicate unscrewing or crowbarring or loosening bolts), I saw each beautiful instrument emerge and magically move to its spot on the platform, regardless of where I rezzed it on the platform. Very spooky.

And the Band Played On

I had to try each instrument, of course, and they are all scripted to be played as instruments with darling animations. I erroneously stated originally that they don’t play music but they do, which you can find out about here. Since I anticipated wearing the baton and stepping to the podium as instructed, I wore the tuxedo dress Fhara Acacia has at Shiny Shabby and accompanied it with Zuri Rayna’s drop dead gorgeous new jewelry set. I ran to Steffi Villota’s store to get her new Paige applier for the Lelutka mesh head because it was just so gorgeous and topped my look with Chiaki Xue’s messy but elegant ‘do.

And the Band Played On

Ready to go, I stepped up to the podium, baton in hand, and raised my arms. Rather than being “cursed,” the entire set is blessed with whimsy and joy because as the animation started, the instruments raised up on their own and began dancing around the podium with musical notes. I did a little animated gif below to show because a photo just couldn’t explain how awesome this set is. The whole set of gacha pieces, singularly and as a collection, has been constructed with such care and skill and whimsy that I would recommend you run out and jam that machine with your linden. It’s just so fun!

orchestra

Hair: *DG*63 HAIR – MIX COLOR FAT(+Bangs) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

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

Skin applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Paige* MIXED by Steffi Villota

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes (left) – Loam by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Dress: Ricielli – Tuxedo Minidress /Black by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli, available at Shiny Shabby

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna- Serenity Bracelet- Fall Mocha/Garnet/Onyx by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Shoes: Essenz – Amsterdam (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

And the Band Played On

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I’m your wild girl
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

~ “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways

Cherry Bomb

When I was looking up songs for this blog, I found photos of Lita Ford today and man, she looks darn good! I hope I can be a cherry bomb at her age! That being said, I tried to make a bomb of a girl today with this dress from Tatyana Ultsch that includes a texture-change HUD for all sorts of choices. Matched with these spicy chic shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Shiny Shabby and the simple and sexy infinity choker from Sora Tatham, this look is the bomb.

Cherry Bomb

MissAllSunday Lemon released this sexy hairdo with bangs at her store, and I would say the bangs make the look, especially over this LeLutka mesh head with its sexy eyes. Even sexier is the applier from Sachi Vixen with separate makeup elements that I played with until I got this hot look. Because of the great HUD for the head itself, I was able to adjust the intensity of the eyeshadow and give it a lighter touch, which was my preference, but I left the lips intense and sexy. Sachi has also made appliers for the Maitreya body

Cherry Bomb

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Piper Mesh Hair – Flaming cherry by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/ *

Skin applier: AE Gina TD Red Appliers for Lelutka Mesh Heads by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Makeup appliers:  AE Eyeshadow G Smoke 5 (Lelutka) and AE Lipstick G Set 1 Lelutka by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

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

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom9

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

Dress: :::i::: Brigitte Dress – (venus) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Choker: ::GB:: Zoe infinity choker female by Sora Tatham for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby

Shoes: Essenz – Amsterdam (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Cherry Bomb

The Waiting

The Waiting

“Am I in love? –yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.” ~ Roland Barthes

The Waiting

The lover who waits. She bathes, dresses, and listens to the soft music, expecting her lover. Her chosen lingerie is, of course, from Mariska Simons, the queen of lingerie in SL, who is now converting some of her older pieces and making all of her new pieces with appliers. This outfit, which includes appliers for every body you can imagine as well as Omega, is a case in point of sexiness combined with new technology. Paired with Darling Monday’s shoes for the Mix Event, it’s a bold but sexy look. Lounging on Cory Edo’s modernist furniture for Uber makes the wait more comfortable.

The Waiting

Her skin is a combo of Aleida Rhode’s newest skin available at her mainstore with appliers for everything but the kitchen sink with eyeshadows from Izzie Button and lipstick from Carrie Janick. I am kind of digging the ability to mix things up this way on the LeLutka mesh heads, though I will say it was a bigger challenge finding eyeshadows I liked. I loved these dark eyes from Eleri Catlyn for my waiting woman. I wish more creators made darker, rather than lighter, eyes. Thora Charron’s long wavy sexy new hair in a bold color is the crowning touch.

The Waiting

Hair: .LeLutka.Eliana hair.FIT.A by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Skin applier: Elysium – Chanel II skin Lelutka applier – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyeshadow applier: Izzie’s – Extra Eyeshadow Appliers for Lelutka’s Mesh Heads by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Lipstick applier: Shakeup! Anuska Lips for Lelutka Mesh Heads [Fall Palette] by Carrie Janick for Shakeup!, available at The Showroom

Eyes: [Buzz] Aura Eyes – Onyx {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, for the Mix Event

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

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Salacious: Teal Vollers Corset w/ Omega & Slink H 1 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: fri. – Bobbie.Pumps (Mint) – Maitreya by Darling Monday for fri.day, for the Mix Event

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Décor by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Floor Lamp

The Waiting