Rock N Roll High School

Rock'n'Roll High School

Well I don’t care about history
Rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school
‘Cause that’s not where I wanna be
Rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school
I just wanna have some kicks
I just wanna get some chicks
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school

~ “Rock’n’Roll High School” by the Ramones

Rock'n'Roll High School

A couple times a week I go over to the high school for water aerobics and when I am done, I walk through the halls and I am so amazed and excited to see the variety of looks and styles the kids have. And no one walks around with duck lips. None of the kids dress like this but I do remember “Rock’n’Roll High School” and how revolutionary it was at the time, so I made this look in tribute. Start with my guitar from Christel Morane and my lunchbox from xOLanaxO Serenity at the Luck of Irish Gacha Fair (had to sneak that lunchbox in again). Then add more glasses from Boyd Krastins for a more academic look and one of Sasy Scarborough’s new nail appliers from My Attic.

Ivy Burner has a few of these exclusive corsets left at her store—this is a limited edition and I am not sure why they weren’t gone immediately because it’s a gorgeous piece of mesh and texturing work. I topped Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ new sexy zipper pants that come with their amazing texture-change HUD (with a variety of amazing textures—these pants will be seen again and again). And oh my, look at that tush. Paul does the best ass in SL, bar none. And Circe Ishtari has put out these amazingly sexy next boots!

Rock'n'Roll High School

The whole impetus for the look was, of course, Kavar Cleanslate’s hair band hair, which he is featuring at My Attic. I think Kavar and I went to rock’n’roll high school together because the sight of this hair made me laugh and then drift back into reminiscing (during which I sang that “Reminiscing” song from the Little River Band from my childhood and then I went to find my old black Phil Collins concert t-shirt and it turned into something schmaltzy I can’t share here and then realized with horror that this is all considered “retro” now). I donned Ava Grau’s gorgeous new skin from Skin Fair, which I will be showing again, of course, because I layered on Madrid Solo’s deep cherry lips and one of the free eyeliners Nena Janus offers at Skin Fair. Thank you, Kavar, for making my week!

Rock'n'Roll High School

“Things sure have changed since we got kicked out of high school.” ~ Johnny Ramone

Hair: Exile::1985 Wild Fusion by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at My Attic *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Black Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2)

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress Red LIp Color by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) * and *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner 3 Tattoo by Nena Janus for League, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2)

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Molasses, w2) by Arkesh Baral for Mayfly

Corset: ~Sassy!~ Stamina Carbon Fiber corset – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Pants: L&B Pants “Zipp” (SM) (Tucked) – BW Leather Set by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Glasses: BNe simple glasses black/red by Boyd Krastins for Random Gear (unreleased) *

Guitar: D-Style – Guitar Gacha Punk RARE by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Lunchbox: {XO} Graffiti Dreams Lunchbox – RARE by xOLanaxO Serenity for XO Visions, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 205 by Sasy Scarborough forFlair, available at My Attic *

Boots: Tokyo.Girl . Lyke Boot . Black by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Poses by Willa Whybrow for don’t freak out!

The Power of Orange

The Power of Orange

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness. Orange vibration foods are: oranges, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, peaches and carrots.” ~ Tae Yun Kim, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy

The Power of Orange

It was 0 degrees again last night. In late March. I am not sure what to think anymore but this is going to be one long winter into spring. I need a bit of spark and color to get me going so I put on this gorgeous set from LacunaInc, which she is featuring at My Attic this month. I chose the brightest color—orange and matched it with the skirt she calls “Vivacious.” I love the casual look, the bold graphics and the charm of the bright colors.

I took a trip over to the Luck of the Irish Gacha and filled up on lunchboxes and other fun things. I kept going for the Aloha lunchbox but ended up with about 5 of this Elegant Elephant from XoLanaXo Serenity, which was just as well because it looks great with this outfit and has the fun style I needed. I aced the orange ring from Keishi Roo right off and Jade Winthorpe’s chocolate watch was just fine for me. Boyd Krastins passed me these darling glasses, colored in these two crazy tones just for my look. He’ll be releasing them soon in many more fashionable colors.

The Power of Orange

Skin Fair is still on. If you haven’t gotten there, you really need to. NatalieWells has released a set of elegant skins in various shades, including this darker brown. It’s hard to make a darker skin right in SL, but Natalie manages it. The “Kim” set is presumably named after a famous Kim and comes in nine shades with two different lipstick sets and the appliers separately. I amped the skin up with makeup from Madrid Solo, also at Skin Fair. I love how the color pops on Natalie’s dark skin and makes the look all the more luscious. Mina Nakamura is featuring this darling up-do at My Attic as well as Sasy Scarborough’s graphically fun nails. You have to get over there to get your color fix!

The Power of Orange

“Orange is the happiest color.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Hair: MINA Hair – Mientje by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at My Attic *

Skin: Deesses Skins: Kim – brown eyebrows – hot chocolate by NatalieWells for Deesses, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 3) *

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress Tangerine Eye Cosmetic and Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress Bronze LIp Color by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) *

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Molasses, w2) by Arkesh Baral for Mayfly

Top: *LACUNA* Tetroz Tank – Tangerine by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Skirt: *LACUNA* Tetroz Maxi Skirt – Vivacious Base by LacunaInc for Lacuna, available at My Attic *

Glasses: BNe Sati glasses orange by Boyd Krastins for Random Gear (unreleased)

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 204 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Attic *

Lunchbox: {XO} Elegant Elephant Lunchbox by xOLanaxO Serenity for XO Visions, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Ring: Goth1c0: Fierce Heart Ring – Orange by Keishi Roo for Goth1c0, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Watch: *Epic* Kawaii Sweet Goo Watch! {Chocolate}[Click.To.Resize] by Jade Winthorpe for Epic, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

The Power of Orange

The Power of Orange

A Good Man, Understand?

A Good Man, Understand?

I’ve traveled for miles around
Seems like everybody wanna put me down
Because I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

I went down to the bus station
Look upon the wall
My money is too light people
Couldn’t go no where at all
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

The burden that I carry, oh is so heavy
It seems like ain’t nobody in this great big world
That would wanna, wanna help old B.
Hey, but I’ll, I would be all right people
Just give me a break, good things come
To those who wait, and I’ve waited a long time
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

~ “Blues Man” by B.B. King

A Good Man, Understand?

The lyrics are not about me—they are about a good man I met through SL who changed my trajectory in SL in the best way possible. Dirk Talamasca, the original Land Baron, the blues man, the Black Hat, mentor, and original FIC, is terribly ill right now. His brother has been sending reports via Dirk’s account in Facebook and has said Dirk has taken a turn for the worse. If you’re an oldbie in SL like me, you knew Dirk, probably personally as I did. He rented land to people, he mentored, he argued, he encouraged, AND he flirted shamelessly. He was a strong, lively personality that helped shape the SL we all know in so many ways no one will ever be able to list them all. I feel so unable to articulate Dirk’s importance to SL, to the community, to what we all have become. Take my word for it—he’s a big deal.

So this post is dedicated to Dirk with a blues song and a sexy look because, frankly, Dirk never shied away from enjoying being a man.

I start the look with this sexy dress from Kim Lysette at LivGlam from the K Collection. The dress comes with a HUD with 20 different textures on it so when you purchase it, you basically get the ultimate fat pack. The mesh fits well—I barely had to modify my shape for it to fit me to a T. Sexy high heeled shoes from Eboni Khan make my legs look long. (Please note, I am wearing size S feet and they fit the shoe perfectly. I can not guarantee if you use a different sized Slink foot that they will fit as well.) I used green polish on my fingernails and pink the on toenails, both from the same HUD set from Sasy Scarborough. My jewelry is one of the sets Maxi Gossamer is offering at Collabor88 with color change stones.

A Good Man, Understand?

Umazuma Metaluna is premiering this gorgeous, luscious skin at Skin Fair 2014. With bee stung lips and a blushing countenance, Uma offers the skin in 8 tones with blush and glow layers and a unique set of lip tattoos that come in different intensities so you can custom color them using the SL editor to your pleasure. I tinted my lips with a very slight orange, aiming for a natural coral.

My eye makeup is one of the bold looks that Madrid Solo is selling at Skin Fair 2014. As per her usual work, the colors are bold and arresting but not garish. The eyeliner gives a special sexiness to this look. The set includes 15 eyeshadows and 14 lipsticks.

Finally, Mirja Mills has released this gorgeous, pulled back hair with a combo of mesh and flexi prims. Paired with the widow’s peak hairbase she includes, it’s a gorgeous look with sexy curly locks.

eA Good Man, Understand?

Hey, but I’ll, I would be all right people
Just give me a break, good things come
To those who wait, and I’ve waited a long time
I’m a bluesman
But I’m a good man, understand

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

Skin: [theSkinnery] Quiana – Bare face(honey) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Quiana Lip Intensity 3 (modified) and [theSkinnery] Quiana gloss 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at the Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) (opens March 14!) *

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress  Aqua Eye Cosmetic by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at the Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) (opens March 14!) *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Sea Salt Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ W14] Mama Said by Kim Lysette for LivGlam/K Collection *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Part-Time Boho Princess by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Nail Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 200 and Flair – Toenails Applier Slink A/E – Set 200 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High S by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Riverton Sandal Silver – Moonglow  by Eboni Khan for Hucci, available at Collabor88

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

A Good Man, Understand?

Hindsight

Hindsight

“Life is all about ass. You’re either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it, or trying to get a piece of it.” ~ Stephen Jolly

Hindsight

Today it’s all about the ass.. well the new “Cute Azz” from CK Winx. This is the follow-up to the very popular Phat Azz that has proliferated across the grid, amazing some and well frankly, disgusting others. The Cute Azz is meant to be a toned down and improved version of the original and in this respect, it is. The derriere is smaller and the legs are more shapely and proportionate. It’s definitely not nearly as outrageous.

Hindsight

So I ran out and got it—I couldn’t help myself this time. It really is silly to be mod of a skin group without knowing some of the products people ask about, and well, I was curious after seeing some photos. The photos you see here compare my Harper shape as I customarily wear it against wearing the Cute Azz. I will note that to make the mesh look better on me, I did lower my body fat and belly to 0 as suggested, both of which are above 0 on Harper’s shape. I also increased the hip width and length slightly to make the mesh piece look more proportionate on me.

(Let me interject here with a big hint to all you fashionistas out there: rigged mesh pieces can be made to look better on you when you fiddle with your shape. For the Azz, it responded to changes in hip width and length. For Slink hands, I STRONGLY encourage you all to increase your hand size to 30 or 40 because your regular hands will look like T-Rex hands when you wear the mesh. Do not be so attached to the numbers that you end up looking freakish—they are sliders with arbitrary numbers, not a remark on your own personal value.)

That being said, I found the Cute Azz with the thicker thighs to indeed have an appealing curve on the fronts and backs of the thighs and the calves. I didn’t care for the skinnier legs on the regular one.

Hindsight

What really put me off, again, was that ridiculous thigh gap, which I first saw in a pair of Maitreya pants, and which shows up on both Azzes. Though it’s a RL fashion, it’s been written down by such august fashion institutions as Cosmopolitan because it puts ridiculous body image ideals on women. It’s really got to stop—most women don’t look like this and most of us don’t want to. Additionally, the gap causes the ass itself to have a funny peak to it which you can see in the photos comparing my system shape to the mesh butt. It’s really odd and not in line with how a truly luscious lady’s butt looks.

I believe it’s possibly a function of how mesh works on our avatars—I see lots of gaps under arms, between legs, etc. It’s a really unfortunate result. I challenge CK Winx to get rid of that gap on her next revision.

Hindsight

I concluded, after trying it out, that I can live with Harper’s regular shape for most purposes. I can see the appeal of the thicker thigh piece for certain shots that would accentuate the legs but it’s such a minor difference, I can’t see the point.

Let me give a rundown on the fashion here. I saw this outfit from Amberchaudry Corpur that included a Phat Azz applier at the Designer Circle and thought it would be ideal for a sexy look. I dressed it up with a  hip chain from Maxi Gossamer that I love and which includes sizing on all axes, so you can make it hang just right. Boots from Syntella Rhapsody fit my bootiliciousness and Aida Ewing has included appliers for everything with her new skin at the Season’s Story, where this great hair style from MissAllSunday Lemon is also being offered (and great to get if you can swim through the lag).

Hindsight

Hindsight is 20/20.

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Flaming cherry by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Season’s Story *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia – 05 E with -Glam Affair – Magenta – Asia tone ( Cheeks ) 01 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at The Season’s Story *

Eyes: Madrid Solo- System Eyes- Green Realm by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo

Jacket: [[ Masoom ]] Roza jacket by Amberchaudry Corpur for Masoom, available at Designer Circle

Jeans (with applier) and top: [[Masoom]] Roza jeans black by Amberchaudry Corpur for Masoom, available at Designer Circle

Necklace: [7891.] Geranium Necklace – Silver W\Stones by l3ight33 for 7891, available at

Hip chain: Hip Chain – Babette – FULL SET – Curvy – BLACK – V1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Nail applier: Nailed It – Slink – Raw Nostalgia Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It*

Butt: *L.inc* Cute Azz by CK Winx for *L.inc*

Boots: 7E Affinity (R) *SE* by Syntella Rhapsody for Seven Exits *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *