Spark

Spark

I just found my spark
Give me a fire to start!

~ “Spark” by Until the Ribbon Breaks

Spark

Tom Ford recently did a star-attended fashion show in LA with his newest collection, a combination of denims, boho and some 70s touches. So it was quite serendipitous when I opened one of GraceHaddington’s latest dresses and found this funky 70s design on the HUD in a pattern that looked amazingly close to one Tom Ford showed. Grace LOVES patterns and is one of the few in SL that uses them liberally and with a completely wonderful sense of proportion and color. I paired Glamistry’s newest sunglasses (to keep out the LA sun) and a pair of his great platform sandals, both of which come with his slick color change HUD and linked to his flawless shopping system. A wrist cuff from Systi Cisse locks the look up.

Spark

Thora Charron just released two new hairs and this gorgeously-textured, side-swept ‘do includes a HUD with a variety of her luscious colors. No more separate hairs cluttering your inventory—it’s easy peasy. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Circle, and I hope you can see how gorgeous it is. I think I will blog this one again because it’s worth seeing. As always, Sawsan lends her special elegance and sexiness to this skin and with her applier, it’s a complete look.

Spark

Hair: .LeLutka.Rebel hair by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Romina Golden by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [LaVian&C0] FW2015 Do Or Die Dress by GraceHaddington for LaVian & Co. *

Glasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2001 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Bracelet: [sYs] AXIOM bracelet (left) – gold by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Complementary Express shipping for orders over $500. Mmhm.

Spark

Beauty

Beauty

“It was her favorite story, that she remembers, but she would be hard-pressed to retell it now, faithfully, as it had been told to her. All she could recall were frayed, sleep-watered images of a forgotten castle in the middle of a wild forest, stone statues, crimson roses, and a dark, animal presence never seen, but which stained her memory of the tale, even past its edges to the daylight after.”~ Ava Zavora

Beauty

The last round of Enchantment ends in a couple days, which means only a couple days left to grab the gifts, all made for the theme of Beauty and the Beast. How it works: you purchase one of the specially marked Enchanted items at one of the participating stores. You get a stamp collection card. You go to every store and wear the card and click the little Enchantment kiosk and it puts a stamp on the card. A full card can be exchanged for one of the 20 great gifts that the participants have made. See them all at the Enchantment website. The cards are transfer so share one with a friend after you have filled it up.

I have assembled an outfit from several pieces from the event. Start with a gorgeous mesh dress from Titania Halasy that includes separate gold-embroidered overlays, perfect for a beauty and available in several jewel-toned colors. Flats from kenadeecole are a perfect choice for this outfit or frankly, just about any. (I highly suggest you grab a pair.)

Beauty

These amazing wicker (?) horns entwined with roses are May Tolsen’s contribution to the theme and she also made this rose eye patch and a necklace I don’t show because I wanted to make sure I featured the delicately beautiful necklace from Caelyn Hancroft, which includes a HUD for texture change to gold, silver or copper. Long hair with a beautiful braid framing the front is Dubled’s contribution to the event. And my beauty wears Umazuma Metaluna’s beautiful skin for the Shiny Shabby event.

Beauty

Hair: [DUE] Poppy by Dubled for [DUE], available for Enchantment

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 5 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: [FAIDA] & FGInc.~ Jolie Proie, Green by Titania Halasy for [FAIDA], available for Enchantment

Horns: beast horns white by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, available for Enchantment *

Eye Patch: rose eye patch by May Tolsen for May’s Soul, GIFT available for Enchantment *

Necklace: Cae :: Belle’s Rose :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available for Enchantment *

Shoes: REIGN.- Belle Flats (MAITREYA)- White by kenadeecole for REIGN, available for Enchantment

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

Beauty

La Parisienne

La Parisienne

The figure of the Minoan woman… was very similar to the female shape that came into fashion during the late 1800s C.E….. In fact, so close were Minoan fashions to popular French fashions of the 1800s that one of the women in an ancient Minoan painting was nicknamed “La Parisienne” (the woman of Paris) by those who discovered her.
~
www.fashionencyclopedia.com

La Parisienne

The dress Kiddo Oh made for the Fantasy Collective was inspiration for my blog entry title. Topless, the dress includes some beautiful traditional fashion motifs but with  unexpected baring. Being this a family blog, I don’t show full on toplessness, but you can get the jist of it. I love how Kiddo has fashioned the trail of ruffles along the back, the amazing corset laced in back with a fashionable belt around the middle and a darling bolero, as if this is just another dress.

I accessorized with Kikunosuke Eel’s beautiful jewelry set for Shiny Shabby. With several pendants, this necklace of beads and elegantly fashioned earrings and bracelet, the set is worth having. I especially love the fashioning of the clasps and the settings.

La Parisienne

A new set of skins has come out from sugarbrownie, the brand is doing a full-on push to be noticed. I rather like the skins but see in them the hallmarks of a new creator. The body needs a bit more development and perhaps a reworking of the look of the lips (which have a bit much white highlighting and lack the matteness I prefer). The features are well placed and nicely done, especially the nose and blush. And this creator includes appliers for everything. I decided to go a bit avant garde to match this dress with an updo from Boo Nakamura, which gives a beautiful not-quite-real asymmetry to this look. Ah, she is a Parisienne—elegant and sexy.

La Parisienne

Hair: booN SGK120 hair chestnut with booN gathered raised hairbase chestnut by Boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: *SUGARUSH _ Isla _Apricot_ 06 _Eyebrow D by sugarbrownie for Sugarush Skins *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin applier: *SUGARUSH _ Maitreya Mesh Body Skin Applier – Apricot by sugarbrownie for Sugarush Skins *

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Octavia – Antique Gown by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Fantasy Collective *

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

Jewelry: Necklace [MANDALA]Pearl-Rain-Season3(WHITE) Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet by Kikunosuke Eel for Mandala, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dahriel for *PosESioN*

La Parisienne

Queen of Love

Queen of Love

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Queen of Love

Today is a big deal. This is my 1500th blog post. Yep. 1500! With each post at approximately 400 words, that’s 600000 words or 2400 pages of writing. (If I were writing a paper, which I am not.) With approximately 4 images per post, that’s 6000 images (though my Flickr says 7861). With about 8 slurls per post, that’s 12000 slurs. And my traffic is almost at 1 million. (Yeah, a pittance in the grand scheme of the internet but still astounding to me.)

That’s why Callie got me this crown. And then she rezzed the new KittyCatS collections. Up top in my teaser you see the KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS. One is given out for free when you click the birthday cake at their sim and the other you get when you hunt for it. The two can be bred to make a special kitten, specific only to these two and both KittyCatS are free.

Queen of Love

The two special Valentine’s collections are the Forget Me NotS and the CupidCatS. Obviously, you can tell which is which, and I love the Forget Me NotS because they have that old fashioned Victorian style. Barnesworth Anubis made the pedestals for the CupidCatS!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I donned a bra and panty set that LacunaInc has made in red with all the appliers you might need. I am lounging on a special Valentine’s pillow from Cherelle Capra that she is offering at the Color Me Project (where everything is.. well, red.. go figure). And I love Glamistry’s new shoes with color change everything in a funky, stylish design.

Queen of Love

Maxi Gossamer made this lovely locket that is full of a woman’s heart’s delight for Love is in the Air, hung on a beaded chain. And Sawsan Secretspy, the skin maker who never sleeps, has this gorgeous lush skin at the With Love Fair. Umazuma Metaluna is coming out with a new set of eyes for the Cosmetic Fair, and I donned a pair of the sparklers for this look. Finally, I love how Mina Nakamura’s sleek long hair curls around my shoulders, framing my face and making me look like a queen.

Queen of Love

Hair: MINA Hair – Linda busty 00 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Olga Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the With Love Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Forever Yours eye collection – 14 M by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: *LACUNA* Cleo Lingerie – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Crown: Lazuri MVW 2013 Empress Josephine  Tiara by Zuri Lyric for Lazuri

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Little Memory Locket – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Love is in the Air *

Shoes: Glamistry : ASTER Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Pillows: [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red R (12 pos) and [CIRCA] – “Valentine Delight” Heart Cushion – Red L (12 pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at the Color Me Project

KittyCatS: CupidCatS! and Forget Me NotS and KittyCatS! 4th Birthday Collectible CatS by KittyCatS for KittyCatS

Queen of Love F

Pedestrian at Best

Pedestrian at Best

Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you
Tell me I’m exceptional, I promise to exploit you
Give me all your money, and I’ll make some origami, honey
I think you’re a joke, but I don’t find you very funny

~ “Pedestrian at Best” by Courtney Barnett

Pedestrian at Best

I love this new song from Courtney Barnett, all punk and funny with a sweet touch of girly. I thought it suited this look, a lot of which I got at Thrift Shop 8.0. First, Cruella Pennell has made this fabulous dress from two different mesh templates, but she has made so much of these templates, one can hardly even think of what may have been made before. She has finitely and exquisitely textured these pieces with a pattern and leather insets. Putting the two together seems an effortless decision and pulling them together with such great texture work is ingenious. Best part? They are discounted at Thrift Shop 8.0! With these fabulous little booties from Senzati0n Domenitzo also from Thrift Shop, it’s a look that falls together.

Pedestrian at Best

I wanted to up the gothiness of the look without going overboard so Inka Mexicola’s beautiful skin for OMGacha combined with deep dark lips from Constance Daehlie that she is featuring at AnyBody plus Constance’s dark eyes makes a beautiful face, pale and glowing with the contrasting darkness without being chalky or dead. Kavar Cleanslate’s beautiful new ‘do for Collabor88 with a side-pulled ponytail and his fabulous new textures completes this beautiful gothy look.

Pedestrian at Best

Hair: ::Exile::Scribbled Hearts by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Alice OMGacha06] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at OMGacha *

Lipstick: #adored – belle matte – sienna by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – soot – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit: adoness : boreas : wine by Cruella Pennell for adoness, available at Thrift Shop 8.0*

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Melbourne (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Thrift Shop 8.0 *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Pedestrian at Best

Lily

Lily

“The noble buoyancy of her attitude, its suggestion of soaring grace, revealed the touch of poetry in her beauty that Selden always felt in her presence, yet lost the sense of when he was not with her. Its expression was now so vivid that for the first time he seemed to see before him the real Lily Bart, divested of all the trivialities of her little world, and catching for a moment a note of that eternal harmony of which her beauty was a part.”

~ Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

Lily

I dressed up for a wedding a few days ago and I was so pleased with my look I had to share it. I named this look “Lily” after the character in “House of Mirth,” because the quote spoke to me. With a beautiful mesh dress from Sissy Pessoa, I was elegant and dressed well without outshining the bride, who was resplendent in white. I loved the bronze tone in the dress and the lush texture Sissy gave to the mesh. I wore lovely shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo and Maxi Gossamer’s newest set for FaMESHed, a gorgeous pearl set that includes texture change for the color of the pearls and the metal.

Lily

Sawsan Secretspy’s glorious skin from the Hipster Fair was a great look for this bronze dress. And a gorgeous braided updo from Mirja Mills (thank god someone is doing them because it’s getting near-impossible to find new updos anymore) made my look complete. Congratulations, Etrone and Jayci. May your partnership in SL be happy and long lasting.

Lily

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Foxy Darktan 01 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Hipster Fair *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Baiastice_Kalia dress Lace-Choco by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Arabella Wild Pearls – Long and MG – Earrings – Arabella Wild Pearls – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Vienna (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Lily

P.S. If you saw the photos on Flickr and missed the post, dumb things I do: forget to hit publish on the blog entry. Sigh.