Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver

Creme Brulee

Summer has come, and it’s been spectacular. My son and I have a bucket list which includes lots of cooking (strawberry rhubarb pie, strawberry jam, peach cobbler, bumbleberry pie), biking, walking, festivaling (see the crème brulee below from Bastille Days), swimming at the high school, and huddling in the air during this heat wave. Tonight we took my cousin out for sushi after the big heat-clearing storms. I am exhausted.

Creme Brulee

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Another wonderful feature every summer is Hair Fair, which benefits Wigs for Kids, and it opened on the 16th. As always, Sasy and Whimsy and Mel have put together an amazing line up again with a portion of every single sale helping a kid somewhere  by giving them a wig so they can enjoy their childhood and not worry about their hair loss.

Creme Brulee

Tommy and Shylah at Damselfly have always generously given for this event and I am showing three of Shylah’s gorgeous styles for the event. My updo is non-rigged, which allows me to resize it to fit the Stella mesh head from LeLutka. With a lovely skin from Inka Mexicola for Kustom9, I think it’s a high fashion look.

Creme Brulee

If you want to go fuller, this style has the look you crave and frames my face and other parts of me nicely (to show off the necklace AvaGardner Kungler is featuring at We <3 RP, of course).

Creme Brulee

And Shylah made this sleek longer style with a lock in front. I think the whole look is great with Zlyskritek’s darling dress for Mesh Body Addicts and Senzati0n Domenitzo’s cute shoes for Shiny Shabby.

I will try to squeeze in more Hair Fair looks as time and summer allow. Best to just get over there and give the kids some love!

Creme Brulee

Hair:

Skin applier: #08 Essences [ArwenM02] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ange~ Green Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: Kaithleen’s Tied Dress – Fatpack Maitreya by Zlyskritek for Kaithleen’s, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Tita necklace – Green by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at We <3 RP *

Shoes: Essenz – Bahamas (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

 

Creme Brulee

Day Tripper

Day Tripper

She was a day tripper, a Sunday driver yeah

~ “Day Tripper” by the Beatles

Day Tripper

The season has started for day trips, a little drive in the car out to the country or The Mill, a pretty little sim with many whimsical country scenes for photoing. I wore a chic little summertime outfit. First Hilly Haalan has made this halter top with pretty bow belt with her awesome texture change HUD where she offers a bazillion combinations of color on different parts of the top. I paired it with jeans from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus, which have been fitted to bodies like the Maitreya Lara body. With texture change for the jeans and the belt separately, it’s a versatile look. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s super cute and sexy sandals with woven platforms. My handbag is Roslyakova’s featured piece for the upcoming Vintage Fair.

Day Tripper

Deesselle Destiny has made this pretty skin for the Vintage Fair. With little moles and pretty brows, it’s a natural skin. She includes some great makeup add-ons with liner and red lipstick. I wore Glamistry’s cute sunglasses for driving and pushed them up with his great script. Long wavy locks from Mina Nakamura completes my casual summer look, her feature at Fameshed this month. What a gorgeous blonde texture!

Day Tripper

Hair: MINA Hair – Mena (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at FaMESHed *

Skin applier: DS’ELLES -(WEAR) Hud Catwa- SUZY-NEVA by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles, available at Vintage Fair *

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

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Top: [hh] Marlene Top MAITREYA by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jeans: L&B (*Fitted* LARA Standard) Swear Candy Double Belt Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Sunglasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2002 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Handbag: MURRAY- Grace Leather Bag / Fiesta-Peach (Hand) by Roslyakova for Murray, available at Vintage Fair *

Shoes: Essenz – Fiji (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Photos taken at The Mill

Day Tripper

Always Something to Do

Always Something to Do

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world, I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary, and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair, and disrespect. -Nikki Giovanni

 

Always Something to Do

The days have been so sunny and pleasant, I wanted to reflect them with sunny colors, so today I don Mami Jewell’s elegant new ensemble, which is a mix of mesh and flexi. With a draped front and a low cut back, the outfit is a pantsuit of sorts with flexies for the skirt, which are completely optional (but I opted to wear them for the movement you see in my photo below). The ensemble comes with a choker and cuffs too!

Always Something to Do

I am wearing Nicole Button’s scrumptious darker skin on a Catwa head again, and I employed the eye makeup and lipstick add-ons Nicole made for the skin. Kuranosuke Kamachi’s gorgeous new hair (and in this absolutely stunning shade) tops my look.

Always Something to Do

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Elise” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin applier: EgozyFoxy (Nougat) with Egozy.Foxy (Make Up) Nougat – Coffee by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Outfit (including choker and bangles): -AZUL- Esther /Gold by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Always Something to Do

Knoxville

Knoxville

On the rough wet grass of the back yard my father and mother have spread quilts. We all lie there, my mother, my father, my uncle, my aunt, and I too am lying there.…They are not talking much, and the talk is quiet, of nothing in particular, of nothing at all in particular, of nothing at all. The stars are wide and alive, they seem each like a smile of great sweetness, and they seem very near.

~ from “Knoxville, Summer of 1915,” as performed by Leontyne Price

Knoxville

 

A few hours after some people were attending their Xnth performance of Radiohead’s new tour (grrr), I was seeing Renee Fleming perform “Knoxville, Summer of 1915,” one of my favorite soprano pieces  Since cameras and phones were not allowed, I followed the rules (for fear of being whacked by all the rich old people around me—I was in the expensive seats) and didn’t record. I wish I had. Renee Fleming is a wonderful performer as well as soprano: gracious, graceful, graced. I admit I cried during the performance—the words are very evocative and the music is melodic and very American in its sound. One of the most famous to sing the piece is Leontyne Price, a big inspiration and teacher for Renee Fleming and an inspiration for today’s look.’

My dress with a buckle across the top is a chic and stylish look from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby, one of her many self-designed knock out pieces. Paired with AvaGardner’s gorgeous feather-inspired earrings, also for Shiny Shabby, and t-strap shoes from Aleida Rhode for the Cosmopolitan Room, I hope the look evokes a modern sense of the ever-stylish and beautiful Leontyne Price.

Knoxville

 

Of course, my gorgeous skin from Nicole Button on the Catwa Candy mesh head is another inspiration. I used the makeup HUD from Nicole liberally in making my lovely Leontyne  The short wavy ‘do from Neveah Niu is the perfect cut for this look—a touch of finger waves and style that completes my look.

Knoxville

Hair: ICONIC:PEI-HAIR by Neveah Niu for ICONIC, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: EgozyFoxy (Nougat) with Egozy.Foxy (Make Up) Nougat – Coffee by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Journal by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Dress: :V.e. Shimmy Dress MAITREYA Violet by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Natalia earring – Quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Elysium –  Asta strappy heels (Maitreya) – eggplant by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at Cosmopolitan Room *

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

Knoxville

Ophelia

Ophelia

Oh, Ophelia
Heaven help the fool who falls in love

~ “Ophelia” by the Lumineers

Ophelia

 

Shiny Shabby just opened again and there is everything there for a completely chic and new outfit for the fashionistas among you. Start with this sexy asymmetrical collection from FabulousAndTrendy, a new creator with 100% original mesh products. Available in separates, the skirt, bra top and chic belted blazer add up to an elegant but provocative look. Paired with Sigifaust’s nature-inspired jewelry and sexy platform sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and you have high watt fashion.

Ophelia

Inka Mexicola is offering this absolutely gorgeous applier for LeLutka heads at Shiny Shabby, available with the dark brow or no brow on the applier. VivienMarli’s sleek and straight side-pulled hair completes this sophisticated look, all of it gotten at the new Shiny Shabby.

Ophelia

Hair: .Entwined. Nia by VivienMarli for [Entwined], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: HUD Essences [Vera] #Medium01 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: LeLutka Karin HUD 1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: .ID. Cosmic Eyes / Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Jacket: Yumi Single Sleeve Blazer Maitreya by FabulousAndTrendy for F.A.T., available at Shiny Shabby *

Top: Yumi Bra Maitreya by FabulousAndTrendy for F.A.T., available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Yumi Skirt Maitreya by FabulousAndTrendy for F.A.T., available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: ieQED seed.jewelry by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Essenz – Salvador (All colors) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Ophelia

Believing

Believing

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can’t prove that there aren’t any, so shouldn’t we be agnostic with respect to fairies? ~ Richard Dawkins

Believing

KittyCatS recently came out with a new line of kitties that are based on fantasy with unicorn horns. Called KittyCornS, they are darling little kitties with great patterns and a sparkling horn. KittyCats has even made two that are tributes to David Bowie and Prince (see the “Purple Rain” kitty below). When you breed two KittyCornS, you get a special kitten!

Believing

Of course, this fairy is dancing through the fields when she comes upon these magical KittyCornS. She kneels down and finds they are sweet and gentle and just as fantastic as she is. It seems the theme for Enchantment this round has inspired many creators, including Erielle Deschanel and Mariska Simons, who made this fairy-themed lingerie with matching wings and headpiece. The wings and headpiece come with comprehensive HUDs that allow you to switch out colors on the tendrils, flowers, etc. The lingerie comes with a lace bodysuit (great lingerie on its own or with another outfit) and the beautifully fit corset and skirt (which are separate pieces for mix and match with other outfits too). I accessorized with Mea Carnell’s darling daisy jewelry and flat sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo, also featured at Enchantment.

Believing

Wavy curly fantasy hair is Luka Hauster’s perfect offering for Hairology. With knotted bits and gently waves flowing down, it’s a gorgeous look for my fairy, especially with Umazuma Metaluna’s skin applier on the Karin head from LeLutka for the Ultra Event. I added Monicuzza Babenco’s fantasy lipstick, the rare prize at the Gacha Garden, to light up the pink in my look.

Believing

Hair: *PH* 8135 by Luka Hauster for Pink Hustler, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Demi (LeLutka Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Ultra Event *

Makeup: *YS&YS* Evanescence 13 Lipstick applier Lelutka RARE by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Gacha Garden *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 2 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Outfit with wings and headpiece: ~Bl Lounge~ Princesse Maia Violet with ~ Blacklace Lounge ~ Princesse Maia – Fairy Wings and HeadDress Scandal Pack by Mariska Simons and Erielle Deschanel for Blacklace Lounge, available at Enchantment *

Jewelry: Meva Daisy Necklace, Rings 1 and 2, Bangle and Earrings by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Enchantment *

Shoes: Essenz – Tucson (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Enchantment *

Poses by AbbyAnne for Sari-Sari

Taken at Frisland

Magical pets: KittyCornS by KittyCatS Believing

Cat Haiku

Cat Haiku

“Arise from sleep, old cat,
And with great yawns and stretchings…
Amble out for love”
― Kobayashi Issa

Cat Haiku

KittyCatS has recently released the Maneki Dreams KittyCatS, a special line that they made with an East Asian theme. Each one has a different name, which you can find on its breastplate and its package, and if you look closely, the word dream is shown in Japanese on their fur under the flowers. Best of all, if you mate two of these pretty KittyCatS, you are guaranteed a MegaPuss with a special Maneki design of rainbow flowers on a black coat (it’s gorgeous). I took the kitties over to the Tatakai Tochi sim to photograph them wearing this darling dress from Culco, that she is featuring at the Color Me Project. If you look closely, the skirt is a bit translucent. I love the use of the kimono texture. I paired high heel mary janes from Glamistry with the look, a touch of innocence with wickedly high heels.

Cat Haiku

Deesselle Destiny has made some lovely applier skins, and this one is no exception with a gorgeous blush and optional eye liner and lipsticks for the Catwa heads. I believe she made it for another head but I think it looks fantastic on the Candy head. I found one of the gacha headpieces from SinfulSky for MadPea, which is featured at the Gacha Garden. AvaGardner Kungler is featuring this stunning necklace at On9 this month in several colorways. Hairology is open and MissAllSunday Lemon, the goddess of cranking out quality hair, has this darling side bun hair as her featured look this month.

Cat Haiku

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Carly Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: DS’ELLES -(WEAR) Hud Catwa- CAMILLE-NEVA by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles, available at the Black Dot Event *

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

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#30] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

Dress: -Culco- Embroidered mesh kimono dress – Rouge Begonia –MAITREYA by tamamo9 for –Culco-, available at the Color Me Project

Headpiece: MadPea Floral Crowns – Cora by SinfulSky for MadPea Productions, available at Gacha Garden *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Cida necklace – Obsidian by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Shoes: Glamistry : ANTHURIUM Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at Tatakai Tochi

Cat Haiku