Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

“As a newsman, I want to salute whoever came up with the term ‘polar vortex. It is terrifying but still sounds all science-y. A lesser meteorologist could have overreached with ‘arctic coldnado’ or ‘alaskan dick punch,’ but ‘polar vortex’ is restrained but menacing.” ~ Stephen Colbert

Polar Vortex

The cold has begun in my part of the world, much too soon. Who thought this was a good idea? After last winter, all romance for fall and winter has left my heart. Forget Christmas—I want my summer back! The cold is so pervasive to me that even in SL I feel I have to bundle up so the receipt of this new puffy jacket from Tatyana Ultsch was very welcome. Besides her deft mesh work and absolutely kick ass textures, she includes a HUD to color change this jacket into one of 14 colors. The detailing is astonishing. Leri Miles is offering these sleek pants at the Thrift Shop 7.0, and they also include a texture-change HUD.  I attached Renee Harvy’s darling chunky loafers because I looked silly without feet. And I accessorized with old-school earmuffs from Antonia Marat and a great scarf from Trill Zapatero.

Polar Vortex

I wore this whole business over the Belleza Venus. I am not sure why but it’s just become more convenient for me to click alphas off than mess around trying to reconstitute myself with alphas and separate body parts and appliers for skin and fingernails and then toenails. I have heard the Maitreya body is just as gorgeous, so I can’t wait to see that one come out. I am wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s newest offer for the Designer Circle and I applied pretty pink lipstick from Constance Daehlie. My hair is a darling bun from MissAllSunday Lemon that she is offering at the Xiasumi School Festival.

Polar Vortex

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Suki Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for/Wasabi Pills/, available at the Xiasumi School Festival *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Kyle Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: .ID. Shine Eyes / Blue-Green by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Jacket: :::insanya::: Winter Jacket by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Sad November *

Pants: LMD Sexy Satin Slacks Addict Pack by Leri Miles for Leri Miles Designs, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Earmuffs: /artilleri/ Knit earmuffs! (NOSE) *red* 1 by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Scarf: BoHo HoBo Scarf Ladie’s Large (candystripes) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo *

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Heeled Croc Loafers Black by Renee Harvy for Duh!, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

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

He’s Ba-ack!

He’s Ba-ack!

He’s back like a bad penny, like a persistent cold sore, like my property tax bill, like dandelions in spring, like tiny little seeds in my raspberry jam that jam themselves in between my teeth and I can’t get them out… well you get the point. Barely Texan has wheedled his way back into my blog.

He's Ba-ack!

Barely’s not about the accolades; he doesn’t care if he glitters or glares or struts. He just cares that he looks cool and reflects a unique sartorial presence—when there aren’t barbecue stains on his sweater.

He's Ba-ack!

Barely graces us with this great ensemble including a cardigan/shirt combo from etham, tweed slacks from Leri Miles, boots from Theosophy and hair from Dura. No droopy pants or ‘tude with Barely. Just head-on casual chic.

He's Ba-ack!

Hair – Dura – Chiaki Xue – Boy*52 in Dark Brown

Skin – Skin – Swallow – Luciayes Magic – Daniel Peach in Brown eyebrows

Hairbase – Exile – Kavar Cleanslate – Hairbase 2: Brownie

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter

Necklace – KOSH – Lynaja Bade – Thorn Necklace

Cardigan/Shirt – etham – stephenweiss – James Cardigan in All Colors

Slacks – Leri Miles Designs – Leri Miles – LMDforMen max
Mesh Slacks in Mocha

Shoes – theosophy – Trace Osterham – Lewiston Boots in Moss/Desert

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Done up while listening to the Pimps of Joytime doing “Keep That Music Playin’”

The Red Bow

The Red Bow

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The Red Bow

Nothing like a big red bow to tie up this beautiful package. I start with a gorgeous dress from Leri Miles—a flowered piece with a big red bow. I love the texture Leri has made, accentuated with her excellent shadow work and the lovely sheen of the bow. Lots of creators take premade mesh and slap textures on it—it takes artistry to make it special, and Leri has done that.

I feature the shoes of Steffen Garcia from Shoetopia. With a color change hud that controls textures for the buckle, sole and fabric insert, the shoes are sexy and versatile. They ARE made to wear on the Slink “Mid” feet, so don’t get them unless you have the feet or want to get them.

The Red Bow

Audrey Lamede has sent out another group gift with her gorgeous eyes. A green-eyed blonde is so gorgeous, especially in one of Aida Ewing’s skins. Pretty lips and sexily lined eyes make this a beautiful skin. Add one of Kavar Cleanslate’s newest hairs with a great color changing HUD and this look is pretty as a present wrapped in a bow.

The Red Bow

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Hair: Exile::Erase and Rewind by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Angelica – America 05 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive II by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: LMD Lilly Dress Kiss Me Red by Leri Miles for Leri Miles Designs

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker cherry by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

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

Hand Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 162 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Feet Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing forGlam Affair

Shoes: SOYEUX by Steffen Garcia, Pearl by Faenzo for Steffen Garcia, available at Shoetopia *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys