Donna di Mondo

Donna di Mondo

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ~ Sophia Loren

Donna di Mondo

My travel budget is kind of slim this year so I am relying on travel within SL to sate my needs. Addy Hax and several others from her community built a lovely little parcel based on their pretty sim in SL. You get a taste of little Italy right at SL11B (which still has the sims open). And what a taste it is!

Which brings me to Italian women. How do they manage to eat all that pasta and still stay so chic and lovely? I think it’s the lifestyle—the cobblestone streets, the pretty views, the refreshing air. (Yes, I realize this is a very imaginary Italy but I think the attitude of enjoying life, of seeing beauty, of feeling the invigoration of living is certainly an Italian way of being.)

I decided to go chic with one of GraceHaddington’s newest designs, which she is soon to release to the public for her summer line. On July 5 and 6, LivGlam is hosting a fashion show at which the entire collection will be released. Grace is terrifically excited, and I can’t blame her. This piece, with translucent top and skirt, has Grace’s signature luscious prints and her inimitable style. I can only imagine a dress this chic in Italy.

Donna di Mondo

I accessorized with Erratic Rain’s new slingbacks for Summerfest. Erratic does her own mesh and she’s painstakingly meticulous about it, so when you get a pair of her shoes, it’s like buying handmade Italian shoes in Milan. Every single pixel is perfect. She offers these in a variety of classic summer colors and prints. Abraxxa Anatine’s dangling semi-precious stone earrings with a texture-change HUD allowed me to find the perfect look to match.

Shyla Diggs’ makeup for her latest skins at the Liaison Collaborative is lovely—deep and sensuous and as usual, we see Tricky Boucher’s great work on this lovely skin. My hair is a twisty ponytail from Shylah Honey from the Manga Fair, a great look for a manga style, I am guessing, with its corkscrew shape, but also chic enough for this look with wispy bangs pulled to the side.

Donna di Mondo

“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” ~ Sophia Loren

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Campbell Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for:::Damselfly Hair:: , available at Manga Fair *

Skin: -Belleza- Nina Sk TLC 1 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] Sliced Tomatoes by GraceHaddington for LivGlam (available July 5) *

Earrings: EarthStones Chianna Earring – Fatpack by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

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

Shoes: erratic / sarah – wedges / cyan by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Summerfest *

Poses: KaTink – Chanel Runway Fat Pack 1-15 by Annemarit Jarvinen for KaTink *

Taken at A Little Dream of Italy at the SL Community Celebration (still open!)

Pink Punk

Pink Punk

“Fashion is never wrong.” ~ Malcolm McLaren

Pink Punk

A pink punk princess is today’s look, made so by Datrip Blackbart’s fascinating dress made for Fashionart. With a metal framed peplum skirt over a zebra-striped and rose bud black mini, the dress is a juxtaposition of textures and ideas and overall, a success. I love the modified halter top of the dress, the colors, the idea of metals and fabrics and sequins, and yet it all goes together, unified by the color pink. GraceHaddington’s versatile handbag, being sold also at Fashionart, has a 60 Pantone color HUD. Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering these terrific strappy shoes at Fashionart with six colors on the HUD and they fit Slink feet. Yay!

Pink Punk

I dressed up Aleida Rhode’s intense new skin with pretty pink lips and prim glittering eyeshadow from Aida Ewing. (Yes, mesh eyeshadow!) Chiaki Xue’s newest boy hair makes the look with her great pink hairbase. The hair is what turns the princess into a pink punk and makes her sleek and edgy. Poses from Kay Weston from Fashionart give a little room for flair.

Pink Punk

“We got into an argument over the color of love. I said it was pink, and he said it was red. So you see, I had no other choice but to stab him. ” ~ Jarod Kintz

Hair: *Dura-Boy*49(Pink) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Elysium – Solomon (dark eyebr) – mocha with Elysium – Solomon lips – magenta purple (mocha) by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Glitter Eyeliner in Pink by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair- *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Black by Ikon Innovia for  IKON *

Dress: Legal Insanity – phoebe panier dress animal by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at Fashionart *

Handbag: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Aisha Tote by GraceHaddington forLivGlam, available at Fashionart *

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

Nail appliers: Di’s Opera – Toenails HUD – Dark Berries by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

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

Shoes: Essenz – Manhattan (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Fashionart *

Poses: Shopaholic by kay Weston for Image Essentials, available at Fashionart * (modified)

Blue Belle

Blue Belle

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all tones… it will always stay blue.” ~ Raoul Dufy

Blue Belle

Fashionart opens tomorrow and GraceHaddington is contributing a few gorgeous pieces, including this amazingly patterned dress and these high heels. While Grace is using template mesh for these pieces, what makes them work are the great patterned textures. I really get tired of solid colors all the time. Grace has a great sense of proportion for her patterns too. Both the dress and the shoes come with texture-change HUDs so you get several choices. (If you go to Fashionart looking for the dress, she shows it in a golden/yellow pattern.)

Blue Belle

What makes my Blue Belle truly belle, of course, is this new gorgeous skin from Umazuma Metaluna with her tintable tattoo lips. Uma’s skins are expressive, unique and almost painterly with a beautiful artistic touch with an elegant façade. Truth Hawks and Maxi Gossamer are participating in Collabor88’s Rockabilly theme this go around with great retro-made-modern looks. The wavy ‘do that Truth has meshed up includes a color change bow that you do not need to wear (it looks just as good without) and comes in several sizes for your varying chest sizes *ahem*. Maxi Gossamer made these darling cat-eye glasses with color change for the wings, the shades and the lenses for a variety of looks.

Blue Belle

“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.” ~ Moncy Barbour

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Thelma by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Valerie – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 7 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Eyes – darkest blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Stuff in Stock *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Headband by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Fashionart *

Glasses: MG – Sunglasses – Monroe Florida 50’s Classic by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Fancy by GraceHaddington for LivGlam, available at Fashionart *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Persevere

Persevere

Of the Earth signs, Taurus most relate to an unmoving force of nature that has become wise through perseverance.

Persevere

I was born under the sign of Taurus, and I represent my sign well. Some will feel I have stubbornness, but I prefer to think of it as perseverance and steadiness. One blog I read suggested that the Taurus wants to get things done, and that pretty much sums me up. Taureans also love material things, beauty, the earth, the sensual and the grounded. “Down-to-earth” is how many describe me.

Persevere

This outfit is a perfect choice for me as a Taurean. It combines a cozy long sweater with artistically patterned leggings and sexy red heels. Made with a texture that makes the sweater seem plush and expensive, the outfit from Kim Lysette, which she has at LivGlam this weekend for 55L, is nevertheless a deal, which is important to Taureans, who like to spend on beautiful things but also want to make sure they have financial security.  My shoes, a buy at 70L, are AvaGardner Kungler’s offering at The Dressing Room Fusion. Beauty on the cheap is a great thing.

queue's hair

My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s Arcade pieces. At 50L a pop, it’s well worth it because she gives you a full array of colors in each hair and has included a darling little charm for every sun sign. She gave me the Taurus to show after I stubbornly insisted I wanted it. (Go figure.) My skin is a melange of pieces from the Aria set from Aida Ewing at the Arcade. She has configured it cleverly so you can get add-on pieces and mix and match for a great look. Pretty blue eyes from Isabelle Requiem, for the One Word event, complete the look.

Persevere

“As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci (Taurean)

Hair: AD – Star Struck – TAURUS – light reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available in all 12 signs at The Arcade TODAY *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Aria skin – Asia – Combination 07 G with -Glam Affair – Aria – Eyeliner or 02-Glam Affair – Aria – Lipstick Vinta – 03 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Arcade TODAY *

Eyes: [Brixley] Woeful Eyes – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at OneWord *

Outfit: [LG]KC Winter 14- Praise You by Kim Lysette for the K Collection at LivGlam *

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

Shoes: (Kunglers) TDRF 033 – Donna pump – Cardinal by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” ~ Mae West

Too Much of a Good Thing

So too much of a good thing can be a good thing when it’s cantaloupe or spring weather or Sunday afternoon naps. The Girl Scout cookies we just got, on the other hand…. You can never have too much good fashion, however, and LivGlam and K Collection has a way of giving us a lot of a good thing but it’s never enough. Take this sexy dress from Kim Lysette— a simple black and white pattern with subtle red undertones over a long sleeved dress with a low cut back. It’s just enough of too much.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Tobias Convair finished this sectional for FaMESHed in the nick of time for your personal pleasure. With single, couples and adult poses, this handsome piece can fit perfectly in your Convair loft from the last FaMESHED or in any space that needs a modern look and an adult feel. The pillows and blanket are color change, so you can fit it into several color schemes and it comes not only in black but also in brown and white.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Sawsan Secretspy offers this lusciously beautiful skin for the girl who can never have enough of being pretty. With darkly lined eyes and a fresh tangerine lip, this is the skin for the girl who is past red lipstick. My fringed bangs is Mirja Mills’ newest peek-a-boo style with waves flowing over my shoulders. A chic arty ring from AvaGardner Kungler at the Dressing Room Fusion makes this look just right.

Too Much of a Good Thing

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” ~ Ayn Rand

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lina Tan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::. *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Mirror eyes Duo Brown (med) by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: [LG] KC-Winter14- Wonderful Tonight Dress by Kim Lysette for LIV-Glam K Collection *

Ring: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF 032 – ring silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set II by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: !(HR 2.0)! zebra Keyhole Platform Pumps by Melissa Klang for High Rize, aviailable at Fi*Friday

Sectional: +CONVAIR+ Modern Leather Sectional.black by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at FaMESHed *

The Day After

The Day After

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly” – Andy Rooney

The Day After

The party’s (almost) over. (I still have people coming for dinner tonight!) I’ll admit, despite Andy Rooney’s advice, I have cleaned up the wrapping paper, though the gifts are still scattered about. (Clearly he has never had to manage a house.)

To add glamour to the task, I have put on a new dress from Kim Lysette, one she is offering for a mere 49L right now if you get over and grab it. With a beautiful exotic texture down each side and a long straight mesh skirt, this dress is elegant and chic. Add Maxi Gossamer’s jewelry for Fameshed and the look is tall and thin and hides the Christmas cookie weight I gained.

The Day After

My long wavy hair is one of Truth Hawk’s newer ‘dos, a side swept look with his characteristic beautiful textures. My skin is one of Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher’s newest with a pale lip and beautifully lined eyes. And Funeral Plutonian is offering these lovely eyes at the RMK Gothic Fair for a fresh alternative.

The Day After

The party’s over…

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

Skin: -Belleza- Nina SK 1 DB by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Frost~ Grey Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng, available at RMK Gothic Frost Fair

Dress: [LG]KC-Winter13- My All Gown by Kim Lysette for LIV-Glam K Collection *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Bracelet and Ring – Hampton Boho by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Hand appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Nail appliers: Orc Inc : – Glitter Colors Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc.*

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

Feet Appliers: -Belleza- SLink Feet Applier – Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Shoes: *BOOM* Posey Pumps (cocoa) by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Christmas on the Flip Side

Christmas on the Flip Side

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Sweating his fat away
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Water-skis on his sleigh
Never have a white Christmas
When you in Melbourne live
Wearing hot pants on the beach
When you your presents give

~ Bradley Stanley

Christmas on the Flip Side

I realized I needed to get over this cold thing and SL was the place to do it. Instead of trying to warm up, I just put myself on the flip side—the other side of the planet in Australia, where Christmas is warm and summery. In Australia, I don’t need the boots, the long underwear, the damn hat and mittens. I can wear a short little mini dress and do just fine. This minidress from SamanthaSJones is ideal with red roses and a skirt that’s just up to there, perfect in the holiday heat. Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger’s sexy high heels with a gift-wrapped bow are ideal in green, completing the holiday look. And if you look closely (past my darling bangle from Maxi Gossamer, featured at Collabor88 where everyone is falling into the water because they didn’t reset the tp point), you will see Giela Delpaso’s international-flavored nails, offered as her exceedingly generous Peace on Earth hunt gift. I chose the Australian nails, of course.

Christmas on the Flip Side

Julia Merosi is generously offering this chic and sassy little kittycat necklace as yesterday’s KittyCats Advent Calendar gift and Sileny Noel is offering a set of sexy lined eye makeups (one of which I am wearing) as today’s gift. Lano Ling recently put out this gorgeous pair of holiday eyes for all comers–grab these beauties. Long wavy locks from MissAllSunday Lemon suit this darling hat from Misseuro Chow. And Sawsan Secretspy’s sunkissed skin is the look to have for a summery Christmas, glowing with radiance from the sun, exuding warmth for a hot holiday.

Christmas on the Flip Side

Chestnuts roasting on the sidewalk
Castles in the sand
Eating ice-cream, having good talks
Warm Christmas, isn’t that grand?

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Maya Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Chanell Sunkissed Nat by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Makeup: +>A&A<+ Whiskers Liner- Smokey from +>A&A<+(wear) Whisker Liners For KittyCats by Sileny Noel for Adore and Abhor, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Eyes: PC Eyes – Christmas Tale – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes (gift in his store!)

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Why Didnt You Call Me by SamanthaSJones for for LIV-Glam *

Bangle: MG – Bangles – Marbella Majestic – Bangle 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Hat: >> DK << Bright Santa by Misseuro Chow for Demon Kitties

Necklace: je suis… KittyCat Necklace by Julia Merosi for je suis, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – PoE Asia & Oceania Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, a Peace on Earth hunt gift

Shoes: N-core DESIRE “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys