Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver

Creme Brulee

Summer has come, and it’s been spectacular. My son and I have a bucket list which includes lots of cooking (strawberry rhubarb pie, strawberry jam, peach cobbler, bumbleberry pie), biking, walking, festivaling (see the crème brulee below from Bastille Days), swimming at the high school, and huddling in the air during this heat wave. Tonight we took my cousin out for sushi after the big heat-clearing storms. I am exhausted.

Creme Brulee

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Another wonderful feature every summer is Hair Fair, which benefits Wigs for Kids, and it opened on the 16th. As always, Sasy and Whimsy and Mel have put together an amazing line up again with a portion of every single sale helping a kid somewhere  by giving them a wig so they can enjoy their childhood and not worry about their hair loss.

Creme Brulee

Tommy and Shylah at Damselfly have always generously given for this event and I am showing three of Shylah’s gorgeous styles for the event. My updo is non-rigged, which allows me to resize it to fit the Stella mesh head from LeLutka. With a lovely skin from Inka Mexicola for Kustom9, I think it’s a high fashion look.

Creme Brulee

If you want to go fuller, this style has the look you crave and frames my face and other parts of me nicely (to show off the necklace AvaGardner Kungler is featuring at We <3 RP, of course).

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And Shylah made this sleek longer style with a lock in front. I think the whole look is great with Zlyskritek’s darling dress for Mesh Body Addicts and Senzati0n Domenitzo’s cute shoes for Shiny Shabby.

I will try to squeeze in more Hair Fair looks as time and summer allow. Best to just get over there and give the kids some love!

Creme Brulee

Hair:

Skin applier: #08 Essences [ArwenM02] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ange~ Green Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: Kaithleen’s Tied Dress – Fatpack Maitreya by Zlyskritek for Kaithleen’s, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Tita necklace – Green by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at We <3 RP *

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

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

 

Creme Brulee

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How to Disappear Completely

How to Disappear Completely

That there
That’s not me
I go
Where I please

~ “How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

They were playing this Radiohead song on the stream at Furillen so I thought it was a perfect title for this entry. I put together a sort of eclectic look this time, starting with Paul Lapointe’s and Bastchild Lotus’ boho crop top, which they have reconfigured to fit Slink and Maitreya bodies. I matched it with short ruffle tap pants from TheAnnex for The Project Se7en and bowed platform pumps from Darling Monday with optional stockings (that I opted to wear) from Darling Monday, also for The Project Se7en.

How to Disappear Completely

I piled on the jewelry. First I wore Maxi Gossamer’s chic and elegant necklace and earrings for Fameshed. They are delicate but still make a statement. My rings from Aikea Rieko are a perfect accompaniment to my look with their elaborate filigree and gems. You get a HUD that allows you to change up the colors of the separate gems, which I love.

How to Disappear Completely

Hair: *Dura-Anime*05 HAIR – DARK COLOR by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: Elysium – Candice Lelutka – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode *

Lipstick: Elysium – Candice Lelutka lips – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Black Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

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

Shorts: The Annex – Ruffled Hotpants – Black by TheAnnex for The Annex, available at The Project Se7en *

Necklace and earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Hula Lula by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Rings: :[P]:- Secretus Ringset [Left-Maitreya]:// Noir and :[P]:- Secretus Ringset [Right-Maitreyal]:// Noirby Aikea Rieko for The Plastik *

Shoes with stockings: fri. – Quinn.Platforms (Coal) – Maitreya with fri. – Quinn.Socks (Maitreya) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at The Project Se7en *

Poses by Flutter Memel for Flowey

Photos taken at Furillen, created by Serene Footman

How to Disappear Completely

Where to Be Happiest

Where to Be Happiest

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Where to Be Happiest

Spring has sprung at Frisland, where they have cleared the snow and teased the flowers into early blooming. Spring has come early in RL too and we are enjoying balmy temperatures and quite possibly the last of snow’s possibility (though one never knows). What better for spring than a pretty dress from Flutter Memel for Collabor88, one that is fit to the Maitreya body and includes a lovely pattern of mottled blues and pinks on white. I matched Glamistry’s newest shoes to the look with a gorgeous necklace from EmpyreanForge.

Where to Be Happiest

Kavar Cleanslate’s mystery HUD for his Arcade hairs includes some “special FX,” including one texture with crimped waves (pretty awesome). Skin Fair is going to be amazing with a zillion new skins and some skin makers you don’t see often, including Brendon Papp, who came up with this gorgeous look for the LeLutka heads, which includes appliers for Maitreya and other bodies and body parts. There has always been something so sublime about Brendon’s work and this is your chance to get a very unique look for LeLutka.

Where to Be Happiest

Hair: Exile::Blink with Exile::  (HUD) MYSTERY RARE HUD by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at The Arcade *

Skin applier: !Imabee: Stigma – Charlotte – LELUTKA Head Applier by Brendon Papp for Imabee, available at Skin Fair 2016 (opens March 11) *

Makeup: !Imabee: Charlotte – LELUTKA Head Applier – MAKEUPS by Brendon Papp for Imabee, available at Skin Fair 2016 (opens March 11) *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Sky Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Audrey Dress – Fatpack Maitreya by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

Necklace: EF: Talia’s Heart Necklace – PURITY by EmpyreanForge for Empyrean Forge, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Glamistry : MAGNOLIA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Frisland

Where to Be Happiest

A Reason

A Reason

Don’t ever sell yourself short, sell your sad things
Accept the new, don’t mingle on the past
Believe yourself, trust your intuition
You’re here for a reason, you know

~ “A Beautiful Exit” by Miguel

A Reason

I wandered over to the Embryo sim to see if I could take some pretty photos. I put together this beautiful ensemble starting with the gorgeous top and skirt that Vix Nirvana features at Shiny Shabby. I really love the textures on the skirt and I wanted to give in to the bohemian flavor without reducing its elegance, so I paired it with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s fabulous shoes for OMGacha.  I took a trip to Seasons Story to find jewelry and found Ors Quan had this darling necklace and a gacha of cool rings, so I indulged myself and dressed up.

A Reason

I wore Inka Mexicola’s newest applier for the LeLutka heads, which she is featuring at Kustom9. I really like the makeup options on the LeLutka head—I was able to tiny my lips and choose the translucency and my eyes. And you see a slight smile, which I chose from the expressions menu. My bountiful curls, pulled to one side, are Nita Bracken’s gorgeous contribution for Hairology. And somehow my hair managed to stay beautiful, even in the rain at Embryo.

A Reason

Hair: Tameless Lilja by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: Essences [Tarja] #Medium02 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #1 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Top and skirt: Storybook – Watercolor – Grape – Skirt and Sweater by Vix Nirvana for Storybook, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Indi Necklace Gold -Female- by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, at the Season’s Story

Ring: MINIMAL – Zima Ring *5* Gold by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, at the Season’s Story

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Cameroon (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at OMGacha *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Embryo

A Reason

I’d Like You for Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I’d Like You for Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I’d like you for Christmas
Please make my wish come true
Cos I’d trim trees and deck the hallways
If I know you’d be mine for always

~ “I’d Like You for Christmas” by Julie London

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

Some of my most romantic moments have occurred during the holidays. Maybe more are to come. That’s why it’s great that Erratic Rain came out with this absolutely drop-dead set of lingerie just in time for the holidays. With bra, panties, corset, stockings, and thong, it allows for lots of mix and match looks without the over-the-top showgirl look of a lot of lingerie. And it fits perfectly to the Maitreya body. I accessorized with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s fabulous pumps and the gorgeous earrings that Mirja Mills is giving as today’s gift in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Lots of people know Mirja for her hair, but she also does other mesh creations, especially intricate jewelry, so it’s a privilege to receive these earrings as a gift.

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

Umazuma Metaluna has come out with a set of sexy appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads for Collabor88, so I opted for the luscious toffee tone and enjoyed finding a most kissable expression on the head with the new Expressions feature. Thora Charron has created a line of animated hairs under the “Swish” sublabel and a lock of my hair in front moved slightly in a breeze. Astralia is offering this mistletoe hair piece at Christmas on 34th Street, a giftable set that you might give to a friend as a hint or wear yourself to gin up some romance for your holiday. Mr. Beresford was much inclined when he saw it on me.

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I took my photos at Elysion, which is a picture perfect sim because Syn Beresford (distantly related cousin, yes—talent clearly runs in the family) has created an adult atmosphere that includes beautiful dreamlike spaces and rollicking parties on the weekends. I am including a photo of the touching display Syn has built for the victims in Paris, a reminder to all of us that SL is entwined with RL, and we are all part of a bigger global community.

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

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

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Linda (LeLutka Applier) toffee by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

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

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

Lingerie: erratic / valentina – brassiere / crimson (maitreya) with erratic / valentina – knickers / crimson (maitreya), erratic / valentina – suspender / crimson (maitreya) and erratic / valentina – stockings HUD (maitreya) black by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Collabor88 *

Hair piece: Astralia – Mistletoe Ribbon (fatpack) by Astralia for Astralia, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Earrings: .:EMO-tions:. *MOMENTS* EARRING by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available December 12 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Shoes: Essenz – Rio de Janeiro (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

You Cannot Hide

You Cannot Hide

“You cannot hide in a hat; you will be noticed, especially by men. To men, you become a lady when you don a hat–one who they rush to open doors for. To women, you become an inspiration, reminding them that they have a closet full of hats they have not had the courage to wear.” ~ Unknown

You Cannot Hide

A woman in a hat is a glorious thing and highly unusual nowadays. I am showing a bunch of hats today from three designers participating in Art for Hats, opening November 4. Each is throwing a portion of their sales to the American Diabetes Association. I wore Mami Jewell’s newest elegant gown with all its finery to balance the magnificence of the hats I am showing, including a veiled vintage piece from Sonatta Morales in the top photo. Elegant stiletto pumps from Glamistry are the perfect accompaniment to this high style look.

You Cannot Hide

Sascha Frangilli is donating proceeds from three hats for the event, including this high bouquet of white lilies. It may be perfect for a wedding look.

You Cannot Hide

This sculpture of sticks and berries is also from Sascha Frangilli and creates a beautiful organic silhouette.

You Cannot Hide

Sonatta Morales is donating proceeds from this artistic pearl-studded piece (with a pearl teardrop below the eye).

You Cannot Hide

And Wicca Merlin has created this Marie Antoinette ship sailing top hat for both men and women as well as this futuristic sculpture that includes a great texture change HUD for the grid, flaps, helmet and gems.

Finding hair to wear with hats is not easy but Thora Charron has recently come out with a hairbase applier for the LeLutka mesh heads and a set of ponytails which are ideals for most hats and also for a sleek look. Monicuzza Babenco has created a gorgeous high-fashion makeup palette for her LeLutka appliers, available at Shiny Shabby.

You Cannot Hide

Hair: .Lelutka.Pony Dash.FIT by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Hairbase appliers: .LeLutka.Rosamund hairbase HUD.Set 03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Malika Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: -AZUL- Julie/Onyx by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Shoes: Glamistry : CROCUS Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Hats:

  • Sonatta Morales *8* Dory hat by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • Sonatta Morales *8* Donna hat by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • Wicca’s Wardrobe – Endeavour Hat [Unisex] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • Wicca’s Wardrobe – Phaedra Headpiece [Unisex] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • SAS – Perpetual Black Hat (Mesh) by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • SAS – LulaBella Black Hat (Mesh) by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • SAS – LulaBella White Hat (Mesh) by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)

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Spring Fresh

Spring Fresh

Spring Fresh

I’m feeling spring fresh in this outfit and with the fresh new looks from LeLutka. CrystalDoll Lemon makes all her mesh herself with her own textures, and I love this great lingerie dress with a strap slipping off the shoulder and a ruffle in front that she made for the Black Fashion Fair. Maxi Gossamer made the amazing necklace I am wearing for Black Fashion Fair as well, allowing you retexture the drop beads or the main necklace with her clickable menu. And Senzati0n Domenitzo has these fabulous sandals for the Maitreya feet (thank you!) at Shiny Shabby.

Spring Fresh

LeLutka has come out with another round of mesh heads with their updated scripts and features. If you were waiting to get a head because you were not entirely in love with the first set, you might find something you like from this set. I used the appliers from Monicuzza Babenco for showing the heads because I find them absolutely the same on each so you could see the individual shapes. I found I had to adjust my eyes for each, so yes, they do have different shapes. I topped it with one of Truth’s newest sleek hairs, one that shows off the face.

Spring Fresh

 

Spring Fresh

 

Spring Fresh

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Malea by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Mesh head:

  • .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *
  • .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *
  • .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: *YS&YS* Yvonne Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS* *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – blue steel by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.2 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: {dollle*} 110 Black Cami Nightwear – BlackBlue by CrystalDoll Lemon for {dollle*}, available at the Black Fashion Fair*

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Cleopatra Teardrop by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fashion Fair*

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Spring Fresh