My Cherie Amour

My Cherie Amour

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You’re the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

~ “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder

My Cherie Amour

Gosh I love Stevie Wonder singing and the song is perfect for this look, which is smooth and sexy. Start with a minidress from Aikea Reiko in one of her fabulously shimmery fantasy ombre colors. I paired it with shoes from Glamistry, which he has revamped to fit Maitreya feet (yay) and includes his great versatile texture change HUD. Maxi Gossamer’s pretty necklace for Collabor88 completes the look.

My Cherie Amour

My long wavy hair is Shylah Honey’s contribution to The Liaison Collaborative. I love how the textures run through the locks of hair, giving it movement, especially with the highlights. Awesome nail

The big story is, of course, my skin applier, which is Umazuma Metaluna’s exclusive for the Cosmetic Fair. Toned for ladies with darker complexions, it includes some really luscious makeups and is part of a gacha, so it’s wickedly inexpensive. I wear it on the Leda, which was probably my least favorite of the LeLutka heads until I put this skin on it. Now it all works with the luscious lips from Uma and her brilliant makeup.

My Cherie Amour

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Locklynn Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Face applier: [theSkinnery] Arlenis 7 (brownie) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

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

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

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: :[P]:- Ruina Dress [Med]:// Soft by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Solaris Pearl Droplets by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: #adored – mood swing mani and pedi {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Cosmetic Fair *

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

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie

My Cherie Amour

What Doesn’t Show

What Doesn’t Show

“Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don’t show.” – Christian Dior

What Doesn't Show

I have to flash a photo of the HUDs piled up with windows on my screen, windlights set, inventory opened, and Callie and Aleida chatting with me. How does someone take a photo among all this?? Now you know some of what doesn’t show.

What Doesn't Show

What does show is LeeZu Baxter succumbing to mesh bodies. Yes, folks, she has transferred some of her best system pieces, hand drawn, beautiful work, to mesh body appliers. I am so glad she did. LeeZu was always known for her gorgeous work, which was, before mesh came along, some of the most innovative and artistic on the grid. It was painful to have to pack it up when I decided to go all mesh body all the time. Now that’s not a problem. For example, I am wearing the incredible Monroe lingerie, a set I had long ago blogged on my system body in all its elegance and sexiness.

What Doesn't Show

I thought the soft candlelight from Winter Thorn’s beautiful candle cages from her set at Collabor88 would lend some atmosphere. I applied Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin for the LeLutka mesh heads to another head in the set after my blog a week or so ago with the same skin was such a success. I think people are concerned they might all look alike with these mesh heads, and certainly with a certain male mesh head I see on the grid, that fear is justified, but with six heads already in the LeLutka collection, all modifiable by messing with head stretch and a plethora of skins already created to apply to these heads, I don’t think you need to worry about that. I applied the basic makeup to the eyes and Umazuma’s gift lipstick to create this look, after tweaking the blending and shimmer on the HUD. My super sexy hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s beautiful offer for Kustom 9, a fitting style for this beautiful look.

What Doesn't Show

Hair: Clawtooth: Up and Away  – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, for Kustom9 *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (honey) with [theSkinnery] Silke Cranberry Lipstick (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

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

Lingerie: [LeeZu!] OMEGA Monroe Lingerie HUD /blue by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Relay: Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.03 by Chellynne Bailey for Omega Applier Systems

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Décor: {what next} Amberley Tree Bench Set by Winter Thorn for {what next}, available at Collabor88 *

  • {what next} Amberley Hanging Lantern  (lilac candle)
  • {what next} Amberley Floor Lantern (pink candle)
  • {what next} Amberley Floor Lantern (lilac candle)

What Doesn't Show

Dancing with Myself

Dancing with Myself

I know the city,
Light some fire,
Turn me on my head
Street lights are singing
Turn it up tonight,
I’m dancing with myself
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing
Turn it up tonight, I’m dancing with myself

~ “Dancing with Myself” by The Knocks

Dancing with Myself

I’m dancing with myself because of this darling new dress from Wicca Merlin. Wicca uses premade templates but makes them smashing fashion with her awesome sense of patterns and color. In this case, a graphic design matched with complimentary piping makes this dress spark. Matched with sky high sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a gorgeous statement piece necklace from AvaGardner Kungler, both from On9, and this is a look that should make anyone dance.

Dancing with Myself

Aleida Rhode has released this beautiful skin at AnyBody. She includes appliers for nearly everything conceivable including the Maitreya body and yes, the LeLutka head. (Lest you are all wondering, LeLutka has approved a number of designers to make appliers for their heads as listed here. Not all have come out with appliers yet, but keep your eyes open. They will!) Shylah Honey made this fabulous short cut for fashion-conscious girls for the Dark Style Fair. I love the movement in the locks and the great faux mohawk cut.

Dancing with Myself

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Nima Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Dark Style Fair *

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

Skin applier (for LeLutka and Maitreya): Elysium – Iman skin by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Old Book by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Dress: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Prisilla Dress [pink] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Damiana necklace – Turquoise by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail applier: {Wicked} Peach – Mani/Pedi -Spring Basics Maitreya by Autumn Amaranth for Wicked Peach

Shoes: Essenz – Sacramento by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Dancing with Myself

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

~ “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

Tangled Up in Blue

I am looking forward to an evening out in Poulet Koenkamp’s elegant mesh gown. It’s a premade mesh gown I have seen others using but Poulet has dressed it up with a mesh scarf and her great textures, which makes all the difference. I dressed it up with lightning rod earrings from Constance Daehlie for Anybody and her awesome nail set, which can be used on the Maitreya hands. I heard that the thing is to have the ring finger painted a contrasting color (which I had done with my last manicure in RL) and Constance has done that in this set.

Tangled Up in Blue

Umazuma Metaluna has created a set appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and they have character and beauty. I really like how she defined the eyes with a deeper lid and bags under the eyes. I used the gift makeup to do my eyes and lips and adjusted the length of my face and the centering of my eyes so I could get what I considered an ideal look. Then I wore Mirja Mills’ gorgeous braided updo that she had for an event last month and has put in her store over the beautiful hairbase included with Uma’s applier.

Tangled Up in Blue

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * IMANI * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Head:  .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Silke Smokey Eyeshadow (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Sophia Gown -all colors- MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: #adored – chained lightning earring – silver by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Nail appliers: #adored – firebolt mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Milan (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Tangled Up in Blue

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

Glad

Glad

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~ Hafiz

Glad

There’s something to be said for the life of SL, the shopping. So many great events are open right now, especially the spectacular Fantasy Faire (which I haven’t gotten a chance to see), the Black Fashion Fair, Shiny Shabby, 100 Block and many other events. I admit, sometimes it’s just about the shopping for me. I am glad to have SL.

Mixing it all up is even more fun. Start with this top from Spooky Mistwallow that includes a texture-change HUD with different combinations that allow for top and belt looks. Then find this great balloon skirt from Moonbubble Gothly that she has at the Black Fashion Fair that includes several different black-based textures like plaid, polka dots, hearts, baroque. I just love this skirt and the choices. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s great heels for 100 Block have a HUD that allows several color choices. Zig-zag straps make these shoes sexy and fun.

Glad

Monicuzza Babenco recently released the Yvonne applier set for the LeLutka mesh heads. Monicuzza offers a HUD as you see below, and she gives you great instructions right on the HUD about how to use the makeups. I definitely toyed with the saturation of the makeups and the glosses on the LeLutka HUD to achieve this look. For example, my lips are the deep dark purple lips on the lower right hand corner of the lipsticks.

Glad

My great waves come from MissAllSunday Lemon for Uber. With extravagant corkscrew curls and a side part, the hair is bodacious and beautiful.

Don’t you love the furniture I have arranged in the photo? FadeArcade is offering these pieces and several others in a gacha at Shiny Shabby. FadeArcade has fabulous textures on these pieces, which are charming singularly or together.

Glad

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Blair Mesh Hair – Golden  by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA 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

Top: :KR: Asymmetrical Top by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Skirt: [ bubble ] Tulip Skirt by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Gemstones Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Essenz – Naples (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at 100 Block *

Furnishings: Apt B // Douze Roses GACHA by FadeArcade for Apt B, available at Shiny Shabby *

  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Recycled Basket
  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Chair
  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Step Stool
  • Apt B // Douze Roses – Cabinet RARE

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Glad

April Fool

April Fool

Come you’re the only one
Come be my April Fool
Come come
Be my April Fool
We’ll break all the rules

~ “April Fool” by Patti Smith

April Fool

I love this song from Patti Smith, a gruff sweet song for an edgy look with its own bit of sweetness. The 100 Block opened yesterday and there are a ton of great looks at the “garage sale” they are putting on. Every exclusive item is marked down 20% or more. Like this hoodie mini-dress from Cynthia Ultsch, that is available in four colors and includes a HUD to texture the dress in different configurations, including the ties. The dress is made for standard sizes AND mesh body sizes. My boots are also from 100 Block, and they are Tatyana Ultsch’s offer, available in a ton of colors and also with a HUD to change looks up. They are custom mesh from Tatyana and yes, have been made for mesh bodies, including the Maitreya body. (Don’t they fit well?)

April Fool

I am wearing the Aria mesh head from LeLutka because Aida Ewing recently came out with makeup appliers for the head, and I wanted the chance to swap up a new look. Several in the collection are very specialized and avant garde, but this look is perfect for our tough girl with glossy red lips and smoky eyes. Ikira Frimon is featuring this darling braided ‘do with blunt-cut bangs at 100 Block, edgy enough for this look but cute enough to take the edge off our tough girl.

April Fool

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Umeko hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at 100 Block *

Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Aria skin Applier [ America ] 03 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – soot – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [Cynful] Hoodie Dress – Maitreya Lara by Cynthia Ultsch for [Cynful], available at 100 Block *

Boots: :::i::: OverKnee Boots – (Maitreya) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at 100 Block *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses, available at Pose Fair *

April Fool