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

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My Favorite Bear

My Favorite Bear

“There’s no bear like an old bear.” ~ Samantha Armstrong

My Favorite Bear

I don’t know about you, but I have a Bear, a sweet soft bear that growls only once in a while, never at me, and just his existence makes me feel better about everything. Got him over three years ago but still keep him close because, let’s face it, those tender brown eyes are irreplaceable. I whisper my secrets into those sweet soft ears and hold him tight, and he gives me comfort and happiness.

Now I am not sure if you have a Bear, but certainly you can understand my attachment. This sweet bear from Sakuya Lane is one of the best I have found in SL, made of sculpties and special magic. And my bedtime outfit keeps my Bear happy. First my lingerie from Lisanna Lauria, one of her contributions to District 5 (which opens tomorrow!).  It is a system pieces that comes with appliers for the boobs and a butt if you have them. (In this case, I AM wearing boobs.) System clothes still exist and are still used in world and still can look fabulous. My stockings and shoes are from Gospel Voom, who includes his own stocking HUD and textures with this set. A little HUD work and silk covers my legs.

My Favorite Bear

My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest, not for an event but simply sold at his store and darling as heck. It comes with little skelly hands, which I did not wear because, well, those would scare my Bear. My sultry skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s featured skin for District 5. Sawsan found herself in the middle of the Sin City portion of the event and has made a skin to match with seemingly innocent pink lipstick but sensuous eye makeup and a bod that won’t quit. Sometimes all a Bear wants is soft skin and warm hugs.

My Favorite Bear

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::.. Becky Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at District 5 (opening tomorrow) *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes –  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Lingerie: MoDANNA [Sucreries Collection] Bodygarter Pink by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at District 5 (opening tomorrow) *

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker (neck) violet (modified) by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Bear: toy_bear_nomal by Sakuya Lane for =Feather=

Poses by Adorkable Peapod for Adorkable (no longer available) and Helyanwe Vindaloo for Ploom

Smokin’

Smokin'

I am no more

a Boy Scout and, besides,
could never

put you out—you
keep me on

all day like an iron, out
of habit—

you threaten, brick-
house, to burn

all this down. You leave me
only a chimney.

~ From “Song of Smoke” by Kevin Young

Smokin'

A piece of a hot poem for a hot look. (Oh gosh I love this poem from Kevin Young.) I went over to the Dark Style and picked up some sexy items including this lingerie from Tatyana Ultsch, who includes appliers for top and bottom, though I only used the top on my mesh boobs from Riann Maltese. (I think my bottom is fine enough as is.) Sexy shoes from Promagic complete the look over Slink feet.

Smokin'

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ lovely makeup looks on Tricky Boucher’s base. Love the details of the body, especially that lovely butt and the hip bones. My hair is Mirja Mills’ beguiling retro style for My Attic.

If I am looking a bit more voluptuous, I am in this outfit. I think to balance a big top, a woman needs the bod to hold it all, including a bigger waist and bigger hips. This look is luscious and sexy and absolutely smokin’ without being exaggerated or cartoonish. (Hint: a little fullness to the belly and butt adds to the plush.)

Smokin'

…[Y]ou threaten, brick-
house, to burn

all this down….

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * PRIA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic*

Skin: -Belleza- Ria Med 9 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Amber by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, avilable at Kustom 9 *

Lingerie: :::insanya::: RedLace by Tatyana Ultsch for Insanya, available at The Dark Style

Necklace: *{Junbug}* Perles de la Mer – Pure Silver by Juno Mantel for Junbug

Boobs: [d] Lush Breasts 1.4 by Riann Maltese for Lush

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 – Large and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – The Style Icon Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It*

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *PROMAGIC* Wrap it Heels (Slink High) – Black by Promagic for Promagic, available at The Dark Style

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Flirt

Flirt

Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do. ~ Anna Held

Flirt

“Come to bed,” she said, and he followed. Probably because she was wearing this sexy little nightgown and what comes underneath from Indigoblue Dagostino. This limited edition outfit is available now in her store with the nightie you see above and this sexy bra and boy-cut panties beneath. Lingerie is Indigoblue’s specialty, so if you are planning some romance soon (and who isn’t with Valentine’s coming up), make sure you stock up at her store. I wear Sigifaust’s classic fuzzy slip-on mules with this nighttime look, which are available at The Theme Park and work with Siddean Munro’s mid-arched mesh feet.

Flirt

Sawsan Secretspy has come out with another absolutely sexygorgeousknockout skin in Lina. I am not sure how she keeps cranking it out, but this one has a variety of warm and vibrant make-ups with her characteristically sexy bod and pretty face. She has appliers for everything possible that needs application—hands, feet, boobs and butt. Truth Hawks has made this seductive layered long hair with feathered locks and a come-hither softness. This will be one girls will be reaching for whenever they want to flirt.

Flirt

I love to flirt, and I’ve never met a man I didn’t like. ~ Dolly Parton

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lina Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::. *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Rainforest- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Nightie with bra and panties: (SELDOM BLUE) DAPHNE LIMITED EDITION – BLACK by IndigoBlue Dagostino for Seldom Blue *

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

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

Shoes: ieQED puff.mule.cream by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at The Theme Park

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

:*

In My Closet

In My Closet

“In every housewife’s closet there’s an article of clothing that tells you more about its owner than she would want you to know. It might be a shirt that she despises, but wears without complaint. Perhaps, it’s some lingerie, she knows isn’t hers, but refuses to discuss. Or a dress she once loved, that she can no longer bear to look at. Yes, you can learn a lot about women from what they choose to wear. You can learn even more by what they choose to take off, and who they take it off for.” – Mary Alice from “Desperate Housewives”

In My Closet

What’s in the back of your closet that you’re keeping a secret? For a long time it was a pair of black boots from graduate school that reminded me of walking the sidewalks at of the University. Buried deep in there too is a sari from a friend. There is also a pair of baby slippers and a onesie, tucked away to remember how small my son was when he was an infant and a satin shawl I made and wore only once—on my wedding day. And in my underwear drawer, a sexy purple demi-bra and panties I bought once to seduce a boyfriend.

Maybe you have such a set in your drawer, something lacy and entirely impractical, designed for wearing for only a couple minutes before it’s off and you’re off to your next adventure. This set, from Elysage, is a dream created in Paris by a young French designer. She is just starting out and I expect more from her but I couldn’t help but blog the set she sent after I had taken a few photos for her. The look is minimal, sexy sensuous. I look forward to more.

In My Closet

What makes the lingerie look even more fabulous, of course, is this skin from Ava Grau. Ava stunned the Skin Fair attendees with her set of Anais skins, all so lushly drawn and tinted so that women of color could be absolutely beautiful (and not too brown or orange or red). A short hair from Carina Larsen makes this look stunning, especially with Ikon Innovia’s gorgeous eyes.

In My Closet

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” ~ Dorothy Parker

Hair: Amacci Hair Linda ~ Onyx by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Anais – October – Black Brows with *Glance Skins – Anais – October – Eyeshadow 01and *Glance Skins – Anais – October – Glossy 02 by Ava Grau for Glance Skins*

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Exposure (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Eyelashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/long by Thora Charron for [LeLutka]

Lingerie: Lingerie Dragon Royal Blue – Bra – Elysa From Paris and Lingerie Dragon Royal Blue – Tanga – Elysa From Paris by Elysage for Elysa from Paris *

Nails: [PM]Pixel Mode – Diamond Edt. Mesh Nails : Long by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

My Boyfriend’s Shirt

My Boyfriend's Shirt

The Shirt

By Jane Kenyon

The shirt touches his neck
and smooths over his back.
It slides down his sides.
It even goes down below his belt—
down into his pants.
Lucky shirt.

My Boyfriend's Shirt

Sometimes I slip my boyfriend’s shirt on because it smells like him. Today I put on a shirt my boyfriend might get made by Ross Myhre. He sells mostly men’s suits and pants made in mesh (and no, ladies, the suits won’t fit us—they aren’t tailored for the feminine form—I tried). He has, however, tossed us girls a bone with this great boyfriend’s shirt, which I have paired with sexy lingerie from camilla Yosuke. This shirt fits me like a glove.

My Boyfriend's Shirt

N-Core has a sale going on this week so rush over there because they have put select colors on sale and I, of course, bought up the store. (I also show the photo above because I wanted to emphasize how truly magical mesh is. Check out my shirt AND my hair.)

My Boyfriend's Shirt

I picked up Hart Larsson’s new Faith skin, which is a sexy skin for a look like this one. He offers the option to purchase the eye makeups and the lips separately. I picked up the eye makeups and used the smoky one for this look. And then Kavar Cleanslate offers this modified Betty Page ‘do, in perfect wavy mesh.

My Boyfriend's Shirt

“Having a good boyfriend is like having a good bra—its all about support!”

Hair: ::Exile:: Turn the Page:Maple by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: [PXL] FAITH SK NE MEB C1 with [PXL] FAITH SK Smokey Eyes by Hart Larsson for [PXL]

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Shirt: Kauna – Open Shirt Female: White by Ross Myhre for Kauna

Lingerie: Cecile Black Ensemble by INSOLENCE Lingerie by camilla Yosuke for Insolence *

Necklace: Pearl Choker by Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_NudeManicure by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Shoes: N-core SENSE 2 “Noir Intense” by Claire Messenger and Nuria Augapfel for N-core

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations

Life’s a Cinch

Life's a Cinch

“[W]earing a corset certainly changes your state of mind.” ~ Radha Mitchell

Life's a Cinch

This post is ALL about the corset, this one from Jenica Penucca for Quarantine. I finally found my way over to the Zombie Popcorn thing. I had never gone because the name made me think it wouldn’t be my kind of event but Jenica’s corset changed my mind. Finally someone can make a truly authentic wasp waist corset in SL and it makes sense. In this case, she used mesh (good idea!) and styled it tied with a velvet bow, so it can go from sexy to elegant in a flash. (I actually threw a ball gown on with this as I had to go get something at the corner store and it looked terrific!) The only thing I didn’t get was—why did I have to wear two alphas? Makes it a pain for those of you in Phoenix.

Life's a Cinch

My flowing locks are one of Kavar Cleanslate’s head toppers from the Hair Fair. I have to say, I love love love mesh hair and Kavar is one of the best. I love how I can turn my head and the hair still hangs down! My skin is one of Tricky Boucher’s newest, unadorned with anything but darker brows. Thanks to feedback from my friend, JF, I could put the whole look together with a simple necklace and look sensational.

Life's a Cinch

“Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life’s hard.” ~ John Bytheway (Is that a real name? Yes, it is. It’s the name of a pious Mormon writer. What pleasure to include his quote with this look.)

Hair: ::Exile::Sea of Love:Marone by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile, available at Hair Fair 2012

Skin: -Belleza- Lily V2 Med 3 HB (cleavage) with -Belleza- Lily V2 Med Dark Hair/Brows Tattoo by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Gray-Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Corset: – Quarantine – Temptress Mesh Corset – Daisy – Grey by Jenica Penucca for Quarantine, available at Zombie Popcorn

Lingerie: Cecile Black Ensemble by INSOLENCE Lingerie by Camille Yosuke for Insolence *

Necklace: JCNY – NY@NIGHT, Diamond Necklace by JD Hansen for JCNY

Ring: FuLo – “Tina” ring – Diamond by Dita Tran for FuLo *

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_RosyManicure by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boots by Gospel Voom for [Gos] *