The Waiting

The Waiting

“Am I in love? –yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.” ~ Roland Barthes

The Waiting

The lover who waits. She bathes, dresses, and listens to the soft music, expecting her lover. Her chosen lingerie is, of course, from Mariska Simons, the queen of lingerie in SL, who is now converting some of her older pieces and making all of her new pieces with appliers. This outfit, which includes appliers for every body you can imagine as well as Omega, is a case in point of sexiness combined with new technology. Paired with Darling Monday’s shoes for the Mix Event, it’s a bold but sexy look. Lounging on Cory Edo’s modernist furniture for Uber makes the wait more comfortable.

The Waiting

Her skin is a combo of Aleida Rhode’s newest skin available at her mainstore with appliers for everything but the kitchen sink with eyeshadows from Izzie Button and lipstick from Carrie Janick. I am kind of digging the ability to mix things up this way on the LeLutka mesh heads, though I will say it was a bigger challenge finding eyeshadows I liked. I loved these dark eyes from Eleri Catlyn for my waiting woman. I wish more creators made darker, rather than lighter, eyes. Thora Charron’s long wavy sexy new hair in a bold color is the crowning touch.

The Waiting

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

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: Elysium – Chanel II skin Lelutka applier – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyeshadow applier: Izzie’s – Extra Eyeshadow Appliers for Lelutka’s Mesh Heads by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Lipstick applier: Shakeup! Anuska Lips for Lelutka Mesh Heads [Fall Palette] by Carrie Janick for Shakeup!, available at The Showroom

Eyes: [Buzz] Aura Eyes – Onyx {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, for the Mix Event

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Salacious: Teal Vollers Corset w/ Omega & Slink H 1 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: fri. – Bobbie.Pumps (Mint) – Maitreya by Darling Monday for fri.day, for the Mix Event

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Décor by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Uber *

  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Xandra Floor Lamp

The Waiting

Amacci for Hair Fair 2015

Amacci for Hair Fair 2015

Yet more hair!

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

One of the reasons I look forward to Hair Fair every year is because I get to see work by creators I don’t always encounter in my regular SL. Some are doing other things like clothing or jewelry or skins normally and make hair mostly for Hair Fair because hair is not their primary creation.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Carina Larsen is one of those. While she does hair, she also does a bunch of other great content, so hair is simply not her main line, but gosh, when she does hair, she does it beautifully. She is donating a portion of sales from FIVE hairs at Hair Fair this year and each one of them is gorgeous. With two updos, two ponytails (one that is an add on for a hairbase) and one sexy long hair, you are bound to find something (or some things) that will make you happy. She includes a great texture change HUD with some fabulous textures. And her styles are classics—wearable, usable and lovely.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Carina’s lovely styles combine perfectly with Nena Janus’ sublime applier for the LeLutka heads. It’s not a shape Nena has employed before (wider set eyes, poutier lips) but she was up to the task of making them look fabulous with her great skins.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

My lingerie, which you can see very little of, is a new little set from Mariska Simons, which includes appliers for every meh body you can think of and variations of the bra/panties/garters/stockings combo.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • Amacci Hair – Maud
  • Amacci Hair – Aurora 1
  • Amacci Hair – Desire 2
  • Amacci Hair – Jasmine
  • Amacci Hair – Amelie

Mesh head: LeLutka Stella HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Milla -Sunkiss -Set 1 w/freckles by Nena Janus for League

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Harlequin: Cream Velvet Corset w/ Omega & Slink by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Necklace: .:EMO-tions:. * PEARL* necklace by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Romance

Romance

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Romance

Can one love oneself too much? Like 20 million other bloggers, I got the Belleza mesh body updates and needed to take comparison photos to see the three versions of the body—Venus, Isis, and Freya. Tricky and Co. have given more in this update that anyone should deserve, all on his dime. (If you already bought the body, you don’t have to buy it again—think about that.) He has completely revamped the HUD, including a plethora of features that weren’t there before, including three boob types (not two), a better blending neck, massive numbers of alpha slices, the mesh nipples much more easily turned off and on, pointy nails, and of course, THREE bodies, which I compare below. There is, of course, the revised Venus in her original form, but also Isis with a rounder butt and nice perky boobs. Then there is Freya, with thicker, juicier thighs and butt and a fuller figure. And they include a special HUD for storing applied outfits. Bingo!

Romance

I applied away, of course, using the Omega Belleza one-time clicker to put the relay into the body and then wore the hud for this lingerie set from Mariska Simons and clicked it on. It worked perfectly on all three bodies. Mayhem Seetan’s almost avant garde and sky high shoes fit perfectly on the Belleza feet (and I think we will see more of the creators making Belleza shoes again—yay!). My hair is a new style from Kuranosuke Kamachi and of course, I am wearing one of Shyla Diggs’ newest skins.

I am posed on a pedestal from Dreamfantasia Nightmare for ROMP, which is opening July 3. The pedestal, seemingly innocuous with one avatar on it, actually contains a surprise for two, a surprise appropriate for ROMP.

Romance

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

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 6 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Dark Red by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – pine – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Mesh bodies by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

  • -Belleza- Venus V3
  • -Belleza- Isis
  • -Belleza- Freya

Applier: Lingerie appliers: ~Blacklace~ Omega Hud (Sinnocent in Blue) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Shoes: AZOURY – Alma Wedge Sandals – Dark (Belleza) by Mayhem Seetan for AZOURY, available at Shiny Shabby *

Pedestal: *Figment* Pygmalion’s Column-White by Dreamfantasia Nightmare for *Figment*, available at ROMP (opening July 3)

Romance

Within You, Without You

Within You, Without You

With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

Try to realise it’s all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you’re really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you

~ “Within You, Without You” by George Harrison

Within You, Without You

Sway Dench is making me want to sit in my garden—for one last time. I am giving my parcel at Dream State to Jaynine Scarborough for Thousand Rooms. As Jaynine said, things change and come and go, which reminded me of this George Harrison/Beatle’s song. I put Sway’s Indian-influenced bench and candles down and relaxed in the sunshine, considering how life flows with me and without me. Of course, I had to do it as a sort of garden nymph in Mariska Simon’s pretty spring bra and panty set, which comes complete on appliers for Slink or Omega (which works great with Maitreya and the Omega translator). Sexy high heels with a bow at the ankle are new at Senzati0n Domenitzo’s store.

Within You, Without You

Umazuma Metaluna is offering a beautiful set of skins with gorgeously drawn, deep set eyes in a variety of makeups at the Arcade. This is a chance to get a buy-in on her unique and beautiful look at an inexpensive (and tradeable!) price. Bubbles Clawtooth is also offering one of her great looks at the Arcade for springtime beauty, this being one of the rares without bangs and with an essential hair color set. The lovely daisy headpiece comes with it as an add on. Giela Delpaso “put a bird on it” for her nail appliers for the FAD Fashion Event.

Within You, Without You

Hair: Clawtooth: Summertime Sweetheart – Essentials Pack with Clawtooth: Daisy HeadBand (15) by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at the Arcade*

Skin: [theSkinnery] Eniko DB 4 (toffee) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade*

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Vanna: Bra Set (6 Colors.  Omega/Slink Huds) by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Relay: Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.03 by Chellynne Bailey for Omega Applier Systems

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya Select – Bird’s Diva Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at the FAD Fashion Event *

Shoes: Essenz – Malibu (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Furniture: Sway’s [Sadaf] Bench with Sway’s [Sadaf] Tray with candles by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at Uber *

Within You, Without You

In the Flesh

In the Flesh

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” ~  Yves Saint-Laurent

In the Flesh

Psst… guess what’s coming soon. Skin Fair! Yep. So you’re gonna see a lot more of me “in the flesh,” as it were as I show off the fine aspects of the different skins being offered. Ergo, lingerie is in order, and Mariska Simons has come out with this fabulous and sexy little turquoise set, all on appliers in the many pieces you might want including garters, exposed demi bra, stockings, panties, thong. Appliers are included for every major mesh body part you need.

Maxi Gossamer has issued a romantic necklace and earrings for Collabor88, a secret love letter in a locket. I wonder who it’s from? I snuggled up in the bed that Cory Edo made for Fameshed, one of her fantastic pieces that includes seemingly a bazillion texture change options and poses. I rolled around in the soft texture-change sheets and loved every minute of it!

In the Flesh

The news is, of course, skins, and I start with this fantastic skin from Toxxic Rhiannyr. I tripped across her store and I was excited to see a new-to-me skin maker with some fantastic work put into her skins. The thing I hear most from the Skinnies (as we call the folks in the Skin Addiction chat) is that the devil’s in the details, and Toxxic has taken care of those details. It shows on the body applier, on the hands, on the navel, breasts, and arms and legs—places where people often neglect to do the hard work to make the skin look good. And Toxxic’s face is sublime with well-place features and a lovely glow and beautiful, soft lips. I think I will be checking out more for Toxxic’s work in the future. This is a definite “find” at the Skin Fair this year.

I don’t want to wrap up without mentioning Constance Daehlie’s gorgeous eyes for Skin Fair, crystalline with tiny pupils and a very realistic reflection. My nails are also from Constance, these at Anybody, a gorgeous lacy pattern that offers a variety of looks. My big bright blue eyes go so beautifully with Truth Hawks’ new hair in blonde, a casual sexy cut that, as always, has his fabulous textures.

In the Flesh

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

Skin: [ae] kensi – honey [brownbrow] by Toxxic Rhiannyr for .alterego, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

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

Skin applier: [AE] <Signature Collection> – Maitreya – Honey by Toxxic Rhiannyr for .alterego, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Kirsty Aqua Lingerie Set by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Secret Love Letter Locket – Group and MG – Earrings – Secret Love Letter – Heart by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: #adored – naughty & lace mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Shoes: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Furnishings: Trompe Loeil – Arch Hammock Bed Wood + Drape PG and Trompe Loeil – Dutch Modern Lamp Wood for Ceiling Long by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Fameshed *

In the Flesh

Your Fire at Your Desire

Your Fire at Your Desire

Her weapon were her crystal eyes
Making ev’ry man mad;
Black as a dark night she was,
Got what no one else had.
Wow!

She’s got it,
Yeah, baby, she’s got it.
Well, I’m your Venus,
I’m your fire at your desire.

~ “Venus” by Shocking Blue

Your Fire at Your Desire

I debated which version of this song to feature, but the one by Shocking Blue had to win because it was the original. This is a look that fell into place and the song came right to mind. First I got this great dress from Mariska Simons, a sexy wrap dress with bejeweled straps and a great texture change HUD that allows five texture choices and four choices for the jewels. With great shadowing and textures, it’s drop-dead sexy. I paired it with great platform shoes from Tatyana Ultsch that she is featuring at Vanity Fair, which include a HUD with what seem a kazillion texture possibilities. I included two jewelry pieces I picked up at the Dressing Room Fusion—a great cuff from AvaGardner Kungler and big terrific earrings from Ekilem Melodie.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Inka Mexicola has come out with a new skin, delectable and dreamy and a perfect palette for dressing up with makeup from Constance Daehlie. I love Constance’s luscious lips and her perfection with eye makeup liners. My high ponytail from MissAllSunday Lemon is a welcome change to the long hair styles all over the place, a great look with bangs for a sexy, almost-domme look. Sexy poses from Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel make it all come together.

Your Fire at Your Desire

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Quinn Mesh Hair – Ash by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Essences [Bijoux] medium01 *brown* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Makeup: #adored – go to liners – curlt up and #adored – belle matte – supa red by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

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

Dress: ~Blacklace~  Glimmer:  Mesh Cocktail Dress by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Earrings: MONS / MESH Mandala Earrings (L) Silver by Ekilem Melodie for Mons, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Bracelet: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: #adored – sparkling nights manicure {slink + omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: :::insanya::: Leya Heels by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at the Vanity Fair *

Poses by Nancoix Urquan and Tracy Redangel for {NanTra} *

Your Fire at Your Desire

In the Shape of a Heart

In the Shape of a Heart

People speak of love don’t know what they’re thinking of
Reach out to each other though the push and shove
Speak in terms of a life and the learning
Try to think of a word for the burning

~ “In the Shape of a Heart” by Jackson Browne

The Shape of a Heart

Valentine’s Day is coming upon us so the explosion of love-themed events is not a huge surprise. Pink is a challenging color for me. It was never a favorite, even when I was a little girl, and I find it difficult to incorporate, so I am seizing the challenge for Valentine’s. I lucked out because Mariska Simons is coming out with this fabulous lingerie set at the With Love fair, one that comes with every applier imaginable (wrapped up nicely in an Omega hud) and has system layers. Mariska knows that in play, you want to have layers (remove the stockings, leave the panties or vice versa) and so she has given you every imaginable option in swapping out the pieces so you can wear it as you please. And what a confection of pink this set is. Worn with Tiffy Vella’s latest release, a set of pumps with a rose atop, it’s a lovely Valentine’s Day surprise for your lover.

The Shape of a Heart

With Kavar Cleanslate’s loose and lovely locks (with a most unlikely name—I don’t know any librarians with hair this sexy), I am lounging on a heart-shaped sofa from margotmuffen but with sexy poses from Olaenka Chesnokov, which she is featuring at the Burlesque event. (I hung Winter Thorn’s darling texture-change balloons from Love is in the Air to add some Valentine’s feeling to the scene.) Kavar has changed up and consolidated his hair colors into a larger selection per shade with the same tinting features in the HUD but more selection. Shyla Diggs is offering a set of gorgeous and romantic skins at the Love is in the Air event, this being one of them, perfect for wearing with lingerie or… without.

The Shape of a Heart

Hair: Exile::Librarian Chic by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available for Enchantment *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae SK 3 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Love is in the Air *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Cotton Candy Pink Lace 14 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available at With Love Fair *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Finrod earrings – Silver amethyst by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Shoes: Eclectica ‘Bella’ Platform Stiletto-plain fuscia by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Décor: {what next} Sweetheart Balloons Décor by Winter Thorn for for {what next}, available at Love is in the Air *

Sofa: striped mocha – heart sofa by margotmuffen for striped mocha

Poses: oOo adelaide by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Burlesque *

The Shape of a Heart