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

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