Winners

Winners

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Winners

I have been thinking a lot more about serious issues lately because of the elections in the US and the tension with the police. I can only heed Gandhi’s words and face things with hope. SL provides a little joy and beauty and good distraction from all that, especially when you have great creations to show like this zigzag dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby. Valentina always follows her own style and seems to find a joy in creating original new pieces with great colors (check out these zigzags) and sexy features. This top drops down so I wore an applier from one of Mariska Simons’ lingerie sets. Funky platform shoes from TomClaney include a great color-change HUD for different elements of the shoes. Aikea Reiko has created a lovely set of jewelry for Epiphany.

Winners

Ele Brandi has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa mesh heads for Shiny Shabby. I tinted up the lips with the handy makeup HUD and found a great look to go with Mirja Mills’ beautiful hair for Hair Fair 2016. Mirja is unfailingly generous in her talents and time for events like Hair Fair. She is offering five beautiful styles for this year’s Hair Fair and a set of jewelry as a gift for any comers.

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Hats seem to be Mirja’s theme this year and each hair comes with a beautifully-styled hat with additional colors offered via the hair tinting HUDs. You can color the hat, flowers, and band separately to create a beautiful look. The long hair with a straw hat is a perfect look for summer while the gorgeous curly ‘do (which looks an awful lot like my RL hair when it dries right I realized), is a great throwback look to the 70s but wonderful for today too.

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Mirja tried her hand at a great looking mesh in two hats. This hat has a pretty hydrangea covering a low-tied bun.

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And this mesh hat includes a cheerful striped hair band with pretty blousy flowers and is tied in the back with another ribbon (see my close up).

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Finally, Mirja could not keep out her braided hair for Hair Fair, and this is a darling, side-tied look below a pretty wavy hat.

Winners

Hair:

Skin applier: ::Modish::[Catwa] Nata (T01)Face Applier HUD by Ele Brandi for Modish, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

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

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Lydia: Cyan Lace Omega by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Necklaces: :[P]:- Lune Necklaces:// Goldenesque and :[P]:- Spire Quartz Pendant [Long]:// Goldenesque by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Epiphany *

Rings: :[P]:- Bea Ringset [Maitreya-Right]:// Goldenesque by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Epiphany *

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Licky Moo by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: >VeNuS<>ShOeS< SANDALS SOPHIA FOR  MAITREYA by tomclaney for >VeNuS<>ShOeS<

Poses: (HUD)SLC SS Pose – watch me by manmoth Nishi for Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute, available at ROMP *

Winners

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

Morning Ablutions

Morning Ablutions

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. ~ Prince

Morning Ablutions

A quiet morning is a good way to come out of sleep and into a peaceful day. I enjoyed this morning with Froukje Hoorenbeek’s new galvanized bathroom set for Shiny Shabby. Coupling the most cutting-edge PG and Adult animations with the loveliest fixtures on the market, Froukje’s bathroom set creates a spa in SL. Of course, you see me taking both a bath and a shower because I needed to show these beautiful pieces in action. Sheerpetal Roussel’s rustic cottage for Shiny Shabby is the perfect setting for retreat and peace.

Morning Ablutions

One of the great parts of Shiny Shabby is that you can get both clothing and décor. Paco Pooley made a set of music-related planters for this month’s event, including this drum filled with flowers. Hanshan Instrid created a gacha of lovely nature-based pieces including the artwork you see on my walls and the bench beside the tub. Kunst Himmel also enjoyed a garden theme with planters and the little watering can you see. And Artizanmesh has created spring seedlings for my windows. Qo0op has blessedly made her rugs for Shiny Shabby modifiable. That’s really important to someone like me, who likes to color pieces. Who wants to live in an all gray environment?

Morning Ablutions

Nicole Button is going crazy with appliers lately, enjoying the many mesh heads on the market and creating beautiful looks for them. This beautiful face with fine features and full luscious lips is available in her store with her updated body appliers. (Make sure you get the new ones for perfect match.) An updo from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber is a lovely look for my morning ablutions. And Mariska Simon’s lingerie appliers get me dressed to feel sexy all day.

Morning Ablutions

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Thea” All colors Uber by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Egozy.Zeya (Nougat) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Sarah 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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Lydia: Rose Pink Set w/ System & Omega 6 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

 

House: DaD DESIGN “Sun Forest Cottage” c/m by sheerpetal Roussel for DaD DESIGN, available at Shiny Shabby *

Décor:

*AF* Seedlings 1 and *AF* Seedlings 2 by Artizanmesh for Artizan Fantasy, available at Shiny Shabby *

.07 [ kunst ] – Canned plant and .08 [ kunst ] – Watering can by Kunst Himmel for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby *

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Drum Planter by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby *

:HAIKEI: Just lazy Rug / V.3 (modified) by qo0op for :HAIKEI:, available at Shiny Shabby *

Serenity Style- Natural Way Table2, Serenity Style- Natural Way Picture, and Serenity Style- Natural Way Wall Art by Hanstrid Inshan for Serenity Style, available at Shiny Shabby *

Dutchie galvanized bath tub, Dutchie industrial double wash table, and Dutchie galvanized shower by Froujke Hoorenbeek for Dutchie, available at Shiny Shabby *

Thank you, Stephen, for the help.

To Seduce

To Seduce

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. ~ Voltaire

To Seduce

I am guessing that Voltaire was suggesting in his quote something more about winning the hearts and minds of the populace but I think the suggested double meaning has great play for this set of photos, which I took at Corruption. (Thank you again for selling group membership to allow rezzing.)

To Seduce

Mariska Simon’s new lingerie is based on appliers, and Mariska has done a wonderful job of lining up seams and making the translation of image to seduction magic. I have tried on several lingerie appliers that have bad seams or simply don’t wow me, but Mariska’s is top notch from the straps to garter straps. And she attends to all the details, which is part of any good seduction, including the styling. The balconette bra barely gives a glimpse of the nipples and has an intriguing lace racer back. Platform show girl shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she is featuring at On9, and Maxi Gossamer’s dreamy drop of pearls and starburst earrings and ring for Collabor88 complete my look.

To Seduce

Sawsan Secretspy has recently release a slew of new skins for events and this lovely look is her featured item for Black Dot. It’s simply a Catwa applier without makeups included, but I took advantage of the lipstick colors Catwa includes in the HUD to tint up my lips. (The liner comes with the skin.) Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely long locks for Collabor88 finishes my look with their elegant volume and her gorgeous textures.

To Seduce

Hair: Clawtooth: Spirits – Brunettes Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 EVA Darktan Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

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

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Menage A Trios: Lace Shelf Bralett Set 9 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Front, MG – Earrings – Alysia Pearls, and MG – Ring – Alysia Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Shoes: Essenz – Riga (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Corruption

To Seduce

Prettiness–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

Prettiness–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
~ Mary Oliver

Prettiness–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

I wanted to find a beautiful fantasy area for a sort of sexy snow queen and her pet and the Winter Sim at Kalamata fit the bill perfectly. My snow queen is a sort of sexpot too, so lingerie from Mariska Simons for Christmas on 34th Street made complete sense. A combination of a mesh corset and appliers makes the outfit beautiful and elegant, and it’s giftable so you can give it to a loved one or friend for the holiday. It also comes with a complement of jewelry, including the lovely crown I am wearing.

I did not wear the other jewelry because I received this beautiful gift from Belle Roussel for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar, a set that includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings. The set also includes a texture change HUD so switch up various parts of the jewelry to match your outfit. I chose the ruby and pink because I wanted it to stand out on in this look. I really like it because it’s a very versatile and simply elegant set that could go with many looks. And I love how the bracelet hangs around the wrist with the heart-shaped charms dangling. It’s a fine set of prettiness for your holiday.

Prettiness–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

Today is the last day of this round of Shiny Shabby and Marcopol Oh has this beautiful applier on sale at the event so run over there now to get it. It comes with several eye makeups and lipsticks in his singularly elegant style. My hair is Kavar Cleanslate’s gorgeous new ‘do for Collabor88, a face-framing style with a great low profile so one can wear hats or crowns.

Prettiness–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

Hair: Exile::Cozy Winter Nights by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

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

Skin applier: Clef de peau Astrid Tan leLutka appliers by marcopol Oh for Clef de Peau, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – frost by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Symphany:  Frost & Lace Waspie Set w/ Omega Hud by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Jewelry: Heart & Soul Necklace, Heart & Soul Bracelet and Heart & Soul Earrings by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey, available December 15 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

Dog: Greyhound – Poser by Garvie Garzo for meadowWorks *

Poses by Katey Coppola for Glitterati

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Taken at the Winter Sim at Kalamata

Prettiness–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 15

Merry Christmas, Baby–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 13

Merry Christmas, Baby–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 13

Merry Christmas baby
You sure did treat me nice, oh ooh, yeah, yeah
Said uh, merry Christmas baby oh
You sure did treat me nice, oh
You gave me a diamond ring for Christmas
Now I’m living in paradise, oh

~ “Merry Christmas, Baby” as done by Christina Aguilera

Merry Christmas, Baby

Well it’s turning out to be kind of a sexy holiday for me with the gifts from the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. Today’s gift is a case in point. Mariska Simons has given her considerable lingerie design skills to us with this delicious lingerie set that comes with system layers and Omega appliers. I applied it to the Maitreya body, wore the little bows, and boy, Santa’s going to want to treat me nice. With high heels from Glamistry, it’s a look destined to make me the best Mrs. Claus Santa ever did see.

Merry Christmas, Baby

Silent Alchemi has this gorgeous skin for sale at his place with Omega body appliers. With glossy red lips (sticky from my candy cane), it’s a sexy look, especially peeking from the sideswept hair from Shylah Honey that she is offering at this month’s Hairology. And how do you like my settee from Piraiyah Novikov. It includes single sits and couples’ sits.

Merry Christmas, Baby

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Katya Rigged Mesh by Tommy Fairplay for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Hairology *

Skin: *Birth* Perdita Skin (HoneyTone) M12_gloss by Silent Alchemi for *Birth* *

Eyes:  {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Katie: Red & White Kitty Cats Gifts by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available December 13 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

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

Chair: NOMAD // Boudoir Settee // Red Gold by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Gen-Neutral *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Merry Christmas, Baby

Infinity

Infinity

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” ~ Stephen Chbosky

Infinitely

Art in Hats, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, opened with a plethora of headwear for the stylish avatar, including this hat shaped in a bent lemniscate, which resembled to me, the infinity sign (∞). It’s an elegant, chic headpiece that combines well with the straps echoed in my dress and shoes. The dress, which is an attempted fit to the Maitreya body (close enough), is one of Mariska Simon’s newest, with a lace tied back and a great number of colors for your choice of sexy club wear. The glass platform heels from Azlyn Vaher include a HUD that allows the heart enclosed in the glass to be turned off or on and a sexy tied ankle.

Infinitely

Mea Carnell’s beautiful leather flowered necklace provides a soft point to another otherwise sort of extreme look. I applied Aida Ewing’s recently LeLutka applier release, chose her chic eye and lip makeup and then used Thora Charron’s great hairbase applier and ponytail to complete this very sleek, very chic look.

Infinitely

Hair: .Lelutka.Pony Sparkle.FIT by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Hairbase: .LeLutka.Rosamund hairbase HUD.Set 02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Skin applier: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Laura Applier [ Exotic ] by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Dress: ~Blacklace~ Sophia: Corset Dress ( Physique & Maitreya) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Hat: Elysium – Arts`n hat – 01 by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at Art in Hats *

Necklace: Meva Leather Flower Necklace Black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Sad November *

Shoes: Yasum*Mesh*Maitreya*Berlin Night Heels*Grunge by Azlyn Vaher for Yasum, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Infinitely