Regency Romance

Regency Romance

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~ Jane Austen

Regency Romance

It was years ago I was in Janice Radway’s class at Duke, reveling in my luck at being the student of the queen of cultural studies whose book about reading romances was the bible for new reader-response criticism. She wrote the definitive literary critique of romance novels. Of course, the class I took turned into a sort of solipsistic exercise in futility—navel-gazing wasn’t working for me—but she was still an awesome scholar.

That being said, I rather enjoy a good romance myself. Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer, Courtney Milan. Nothing wrong with indulging oneself in dreams of a visit to Almack’s and waltzing with a rake of a duke. Natzuka Miliandrovic’s dress for this month’s Shiny Shabby might fit the bill for an in-world romance—a pretty frock with a lovely brocade. Paired with EmpyreanForge’s lovely necklace, it’s a romance-worthy look.

Regency Romance

Sawsan Secretspy’s sublime skin for the Fluffy and Fierce event applies perfectly to the Destiny Catwa head, making me smile, especially with Llianachristina’s pretty eyes for Shiny Shabby. An up-do with tendrils framing the face from Mariru Catnap at Hairology completes my romantic look.

Regency Romance

Hair: :CHEVEUX:M089Hair Browns by Mariru Catnap for .:CHEVEUX:., available at Hairology *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Soraya Darktan Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins, available at Fluffy and Fierce *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: LOTUS. Genetics Eyes – Turquoise by lilanachristina for LOTUS, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Dress: !:Lybra:! Giulia Babyblue ~ Maitreya by Natzuka Miliandrovic for Lybra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: EF: Breccia Necklace by EmpyreanForge for Empyrean Forge, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Regency Romance

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The Afternoon Knows

The Afternoon Knows

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ~ Jonathan Grimwood

The Afternoon Knows

I took a walk at Flux Sur Mer on sunny afternoon (thanks to windlight, which I see left some shadows on my skins from the trees) and enjoyed the beauty of the sim and idle shopping. I wore one of Hilly Haalan’s new dresses, a cute mini that comes with a great texture-change HUD to allow mix and match between the top, skirt, belt and tie. It’s a fabulous dress, very versatile and sexy in a cute way. I wore my new necklace from Crashnoww at Seasons Story, a bargain with a texture change HUD for the gems in the necklace and pendant. A darling handbag from Natzuka Miliandrovic carries all my essentials (theoretically) and darling patent leather pumps fit for Slink or Maitreya from Saki Galiazzo that include a HUD that allows me to custom color three different sections of the pumps. They fit perfectly!

The Afternoon Knows

I am wearing one of Thora Charron’s new Swish hairs with an animated lock that moves as if a soft breeze is blowing. Mr. Beresford noticed it and thought it was done very nicely and naturally. (And you know, men don’t notice anything.) I have been experimenting with the GA:EG Adriana Mesh Head. It is Omega compatible, so I pulled out the applier Mallory Cowen created for the Logo mesh head as an Omega applier. I found that Mallory’s skin applied to this head beautifully and will please those who always loved the LAQ look. Then I pulled out the Add-Ons for the mesh head and installed them, which was lickety split. Wear the Add-on applier, click and it installs into the HUD. They have provided a variety of different add-ons including lashes, brows, liners, shadows and lipsticks. I used the lash applier, one of the eyeshadows and one of the lipsticks. Once installed they do come with options like translucency so I was able to make the pink lipstick more translucent so it blended with the LAQ skin nicely (since the lipstick is not quite the same shape as the skin lips).

The Afternoon Knows

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

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: LAQ ~Omega Body + Linnea Applier (Wear and click!) [Tone 2.5] by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #2 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: [hh] Liza Dress MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Necklace: **RE** LUX Fina Necklace by crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at the Season’s Story

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

Handbag: !:Lybra:! Vintage Bag Rose by Natzuka Miliandrovic for Lybra

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

Shoes: H@S Yummy Pumps Patent – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken at Flux Sur Mer

The Afternoon Knows

Timestretched

Timestretched

There’s not enough hours in the day
To say all that I want to say
There’s not enough days in the week
And weeks go by quicker than drunks knock back liquor

There’s not enough weeks in the month
To do all that needs to be done
There’s not enough months in the year
And years disappear like the bubbles in my beer

~ “Timestretched” by Divine Comedy

Timestretched

So.. I am a little stressed out. I am doing a number  of things in SL and RL that have me a bit stretched. First, I am the behind the scenes person for the website and other stuff at the SL11B Community Celebration (see http://slcommunityclebration.com). (And for all that I get this badge!) Then, Fashion for Life (http:ffl.iheart.com) is about to open and while Cajsa Lilliehook and Grace Loudon have carried the heavy load, I have tried to be there to clear the tables, chop some vegetables, and dry some dishes.

With membership come privileges, and I am grabbing the privilege to take my blog photos today on the parcel I am going to be working on with Tutsy Navarathna for the SL Community Celebration, in front of the Cake Stage. I spoiled myself by getting one of the dresses Lybra Rage was selling at the Penumbra Fashion Week (though I suspect this one is in the store too). I had a hard time choosing but went for this red number, which is a great ruched mesh piece with a gorgeous reversed rose and black texture with flexi prims to create movement and sparkle.

Timestretched

My skin is one of Shyla Diggs’ gorgeous makeups from Arcade, a berry-lipped glowing skin with lovely eyes. I don’t need to tell you all to go to the Arcade. I will ask you to save some of your allowance for Fashion for Life later this month, however. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest with comely bangs and curls. It comes with optional buns with or without chopsticks but to maintain the elegance of the look, I opted not to use them.

 

Timestretched

There’s not enough notes in this scale
It feels like I’m chasing my tail
There’s not enough beats in the bar
And [sims] get too busy with folks asking, “Is [s]he?”

Fashion for Life goes from June 7 to June 20 across 10 sims

The SL Community Celebration goes from June 22 to June 29 across 11 sims

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

Skin: -Belleza- Suki Makeup 7 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade *

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

Dress: !:Lybra:! Maddelena Gown by Lybra Rage for !:Lybra:!, available at Penumbra Fashion Week

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant  Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Shoes: erratic / ira – platform pumps / red by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

Badge: SL11B – Social Media Lead by SullyBaby Gomez, exclusive to ME