Orange You Glad

Orange You Glad

… I didn’t say banana?

Orange You Glad

Baby, it’s hot outside so I am inside but still feeling the heat. This minidress from Mami Jewell raises the temperature, especially in this hot color. (And what has happened to color in SL and photos? I am sick of all the gray, washed out stuff lately.) So yeah, orange makes me glad, especially with matching shoes from Ashleey Andrew from Romp and the darling jewelry Maxi Gossamer has at Collabor88.

Orange You Glad

As usual, Thora Charron has outdone herself with hair she is selling at Hair Fair with a portion of each going for Wigs for Kids. How can you resist this sexy wavy look, so nicely done it outclasses the other looks like this on the grid by miles.

Orange You Glad

Or try a classic wavy look….

Orange You Glad

Get disco with this wild and amazing look….

Orange You Glad

Or buck the status quo with a jeweled snood. Get them all at Hair Fair and help kids who want to live a normal life.

Orange You Glad

Hair:

Skin applier: #09 Essences [ArwenD01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Mesh head: LeLutka Karin HUD  1.6 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

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

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

Dress: -AZUL- Yves Dress MAITREYA /Mandarin by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Barcelona Boho – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Earrings: MG – Earring – Barcelona Boho by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Shoes: Garbaggio // Laila Sandals (Maitreya) – Orange by Ashleey Andrew for Garbaggio, available at ROMP *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Orange You Glad

Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Dreamers
They never learn
They never learn
Beyond the point
Of no return
Of no return

~ “Daydreaming” by Radiohead

Daydreaming

Radiohead came out with a new album this weekend, which was a great Mother’s Day gift for me as I am a big fan (though not as big a fan as this guy). My favorite so far on the album  is “Daydreaming,” though that could change. The title inspires my photos with an outfit I put together with several new pieces. First, the Mesh Body Addicts event is opening tomorrow, and Doc Eldritch, who is seriously old school SL and has been clothing avatars since almost the beginning of grid time, has created this darling top and sweater set with a HUD that allows you to switch colors and switch off the tank. It’s perfect for a spring walk. Then I get a little more clubby with a metallic mini skirt from Ariadna Garrigus that she just released and Bax Coen’s fabulous iconic metallic boots, remade to fit to different mesh bodies.

Daydreaming

My gently wind-tossed waves are Bubbles Clawtooth’s contribution for this round of Collabor88, a beautiful casual asymmetric look. My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest look for the Chapter Four, which I opted to wear on the Sarah head from Catwa Clip. I can’t seem to get over Uma’s gorgeous eyes, and the hazel color of this set compliments my look perfectly. My nails are Bcreative Wilde’s contribution to the Mesh Body Addicts event and my funky jewelry is Maxi Gossamer’s set for this round of Collabor88.   I am strolling at the So caL sim, a residential spot completely decorated by Beloved Ruby. (Yes, you can photo here and live here too!)

Daydreaming

Hair: Clawtooth: Girlfriend in a Coma by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Daria (Catwa Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Sarah 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: DE Designs – Escape Top – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at Mesh Body Addicts (opens May 10)*

Skirt: ***ArisAris~Gara37~Essential~Skirt – MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Coachella Gypsy – Group2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: DP – Koffin Nails – Maitreya HUD – Call Of The Sea by Bcreative Wilde for Koffin Nails, available at Mesh Body Addicts (opens May 10)*

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots Gold (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

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

Taken  at So caL, designed by Beloved Ruby

Daydreaming

Optimist

Optimist

Waiting, but I don’t mind
I’m all bus stops and heat
I’m neon in your daylight
I’m the optimist of 30th Street
How it is is how it oughta be

~ “Optimist” by David Byrne and St. Vincent

Optimist

When you see the buds on the trees, Radiohead drops a new song, sunshine arrives, you can’t help but be an optimist. I put together a casual, about-town outfit and strolled the streets of St. Pete’s City. My top and jacket are Ariadne Garrigus’ newest separate with a texture change HUD for the top and sweatshirt. She gives you a ton of cute patterns and solids for the top. I matched them up with the funky harem-style pants from AscendSL that comes with a color-change HUD and bejeweled sandals from Lilo Denimore, both featured at Shiny Shabby. Aikea Reiko has a selection of darling embossed handbags and Empyreanforge has a terrific bracelet set with texture change HUD at Shiny Shabby.

Optimist

Queue Marlowe is bringing this great ponytail back from the Fantasy Faire and putting it in her store soon. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous group gift for the Essences fans, a system skin with all the beauty we are accustomed to from Inka. And I am totally in love with these gorgeous eyes from Audrey Lamede for Cosmopolitan Room.

Optimist

Hair: AD – omega – LIGHT BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Essences – Hope *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: .ID. Cosmic Eyes / Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

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

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

Top with jacket: ***ArisAris~Gara36~Imagine~jacket and shirt~ MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Pants: //Ascend// Inga Harem Pants – Maitreya Lara by ascendsl for Ascend, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Yummy) Small Crystal Necklace  – Silver by Polyester Partridge for Yummy

Bracelet: EF: Ankara Bracelet Left – Gold by EmpyreanForge for Empyrean Forge, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hip chains:  Hip Chain – Babette – FULL SET – Curvy – BLACK – V1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Handbag: :[P]:- Amy Rose Bag [Down Hold]:// Love by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Sandals: :::ChicChica::: Nancy Mokko by Lilo Denimore for ChicChica, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at St. Pete’s City

Optimist

viva sweet love

viva sweet love

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love

~ e.e. cummings

viva sweet love

Spring is coming and love is in the air! Well, I like to hope so. I know I love this new dress from Flutter Memel for Collabor88. It comes in several spring-perfect colors and fits mesh bodies quite nicely. I was able to coordinate Senzati0n Domenitzo’s sexy shoes, which are new at her store and come with some spring colors and I added bracelets from MoonBubble Gothly and Nissa Rayna, which they made for the 100 Block. Moonbubble’s bracely comes with a HUD that allows you to color each stripe and Nissa’s has eight metal choices. Maxi Gossamer’s gorgeous shell-decorated jewelry for Collabor88 completes my look.

viva sweet love

Inka Mexicola snuck back in world and has released some gorgeous looks recently including this applier for the Catwa heads, which she is offering at the Liaison Collaborative.; With luscious peachy lips, the skin looks beautiful with any of the brow choices (you don’t have to just go dark brows as I show here). My blunt wavy cut from Evadne Quintessa for Hairology is a chic casual yet elegant look, perfect for warmer temperatures.

viva sweet love

Hair: Mithral * Acacia by Evadne Quintessa for Mithral, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [VanessaM01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

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

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Joyce Tunic – Fatpack Maitreya by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

Necklace and Earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings- Karina Karina Daydreamer by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Bracelet: .:ECCO:. Aim High Inspire Bracelet – L Fatpack by Nissa Rayna for ECCO, available at the 100 Block *

Bracelet: [ bubble ] Chevron Bracelet- All In One R by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at the 100 Block *

Nails: [LB Ombre Glass Mix1] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

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

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Taken at Frisland

viva sweet love

How to Disappear Completely

How to Disappear Completely

That there
That’s not me
I go
Where I please

~ “How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

They were playing this Radiohead song on the stream at Furillen so I thought it was a perfect title for this entry. I put together a sort of eclectic look this time, starting with Paul Lapointe’s and Bastchild Lotus’ boho crop top, which they have reconfigured to fit Slink and Maitreya bodies. I matched it with short ruffle tap pants from TheAnnex for The Project Se7en and bowed platform pumps from Darling Monday with optional stockings (that I opted to wear) from Darling Monday, also for The Project Se7en.

How to Disappear Completely

I piled on the jewelry. First I wore Maxi Gossamer’s chic and elegant necklace and earrings for Fameshed. They are delicate but still make a statement. My rings from Aikea Rieko are a perfect accompaniment to my look with their elaborate filigree and gems. You get a HUD that allows you to change up the colors of the separate gems, which I love.

How to Disappear Completely

Hair: *Dura-Anime*05 HAIR – DARK COLOR by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

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

Skin applier: Elysium – Candice Lelutka – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode *

Lipstick: Elysium – Candice Lelutka lips – chai by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Black Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Top: L&B (*Fitted* LARA) Swear Boho Blouse by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: The Annex – Ruffled Hotpants – Black by TheAnnex for The Annex, available at The Project Se7en *

Necklace and earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Hula Lula by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Rings: :[P]:- Secretus Ringset [Left-Maitreya]:// Noir and :[P]:- Secretus Ringset [Right-Maitreyal]:// Noirby Aikea Rieko for The Plastik *

Shoes with stockings: fri. – Quinn.Platforms (Coal) – Maitreya with fri. – Quinn.Socks (Maitreya) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at The Project Se7en *

Poses by Flutter Memel for Flowey

Photos taken at Furillen, created by Serene Footman

How to Disappear Completely

Patina

Patina

“[P]atina itself is worth appreciating. Patina is the value that age puts on an object…. It is experience, maturity, the soft sheen of time. Patina wasn’t present at the spanking-new creation. It comes from a life lived.” ~ John Yemma

Patina

Split Screen Installation is back and running under Dividni Shostakovich’s curation (yay!) and he has Rebeca Bashly’s piece, Chronophobia, up right now. It’s an awesome piece (as in fills one with awe) with pantina’d skeletons on crumbling pedestals high up in the air. This is why mesh is so great to have in SL—we can have art like this. I wore a dress from Faullon for Shiny Shabby, a sexy mesh clingy number that has a great texture over a great shape. Sometimes hips in mesh dresses are squared off but not this one—all luscious curves and fits like a glove over my Maitreya body. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s lace up high heels from Whore couture add some sexiness without sleaziness and Maxi Gossamer’s pearls for Fameshed finish the look with a touch of class.

Patina

AtomicSparkle Skytower will be at Skin Fair this year with her fabulous skins for system faces and mesh bodies. I love this beautiful look with a luscious skin on the body (though I am hiding quite a bit) and a perfectly made-up face to which you could add makeup layers. Mirja Mills is offering this beautifully flowing, pulled to the side hair for Hairology when it opens on the 10th. This dark blonde tint is gorgeous, I think.

Patina

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MAGNA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening March 10 *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-Alexia-Sun-Nude-Lt by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE*, available at Skin Fair, opening March 11 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

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

Dress: RAMA – Luana Suede Asymmetric Dress ‘Peanut’ Maitreya Lara by faullon for RAMA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tranquilla Pearls – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Verde (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Photos taken at Split Screen Installation Space: Chronophobia by Rebeca Bashly

Patina