Balance

Balance

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

Balance

I took a springtime walk at Nusquam, enjoying the windlight through the trees and the warming spring air on the sim. I went for a black and white look to combine some fun pieces from The Project Se7en and Shiny Shabby. First is this dress/shirt combo from Larcoco Mathy for the Project Se7en that includes a HUD with a ton of choices for the inside dress. Then I pulled on funky socks made by BerthaWeiss, also at The Project Se7en, which has resizable garters that include a HUD for color choices. I am wearing some funky platform shoes from Pill Kanto for Shiny Shabby, a double balance on the train track at Nusquam. Mea Carnell’s stylish necklace for SaNaRae adds some circles to all my stripes.

Balance

Shyla Diggs is rocking the appliers lately and has come out with another applier for the Catwa heads, this one new for the Mix Event and absolutely gorgeous. With several eye makeup and lipstick choices, it’s a great look on the Annie head. Shylah Honey has been cranking out some darling looks lately and this wavy casual ‘do for Fameshed is perfect for this spring day.

Balance

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Loryn Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: -Belleza- Mila Catwa Applier Sunkissed by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available for the Mix Event *

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

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

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

Dress: ::C’est la vie !:: Sheila JK(white) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie!::, available at The Project Se7en *

Necklace: Meva Cyoko Necklace black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at SaNaRae *

Socks: .EMBW. Joker Socks – Strips and Diamonds by BerthaWeiss for .EMBW., available at The Project Se7en *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat V2.4 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_KukiSlipper – Artic by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses: -no wow- [balance] by Lisbeth Gummibaum for –no wow-

Taken at Nusquam

Balance

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Blue eyes
Baby’s got blue eyes
Like a deep blue sea
On a blue blue day

Blue eyes laughing in the sun
Laughing in the rain
Baby’s got blue eyes
And I am home, and I am home again

~ “Blue Eyes” by Elton John

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s got all blue, starting with this elegant and sexy mesh dress from NataPorolo for Shiny Shabby that includes a clever fade to translucent hem and a stylish wrapped and ruched bodice. The texture is great and the mesh is nicely rigged. I wore it over the Belleza Venus body after a few adjustments to my shape and it fit perfectly (however notice my thin legs—reduced the muscular setting). I accessorized with Monica Outlander’s lovely pieces for her gacha at Shiny Shabby and slipped on wickedly high and ridiculously sexy shoes from Glamistry that he is featuring at Kustom9 with his incredible texture change HUD.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

AtomicSparkle Skytower has been making skins in SL for quite a while and now she is coming up to speed with appliers soon to come out for the Belleza and Maitreya bodies to match her skins and the Slink hands and feet appliers she already has. I tested her Belleza applier and it looks darn good, especially with this gorgeous skin that comes with tattoo makeups so you can switch up your look. My wild hair comes courtesy of Kavar Cleanslate for the Festival of Sin. I used his handy HUD to get a dark hair and then added blue streaks. He has some brilliant mixed color looks and fantasy colors as well. And the aforementioned blue eyes are from Ikon Innovia, his beautiful exclusive for Shiny Shabby with system eyes and his great HUD system for mesh eyes.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Hair: Exile::Out of the Ruins by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Festival of Sin II *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-ANA-Tan-Dk-Feline with *Verve* Ana-Brow-Black and *Verve* Ana-Lip-Fudge plus *VERVE* Tattoo – HairBase – Dark by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V3 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: TETRA – Pyramid Dress (Azure) by NataPorolo for TETRA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Miamai_Flora Cuff_02 and Miamai_Flora Earring 02 by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Fall 2015 Metals (slink) Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Black Tie

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

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Whatever Is Whatever

Whatever Is Whatever

Thank you, Breezy Luik, for the title! Quite apropos!

Whatever Is Whatever

It’s one of those weeks. Dashing back and forth, here and there. Half the time I don’t know if I am coming or going. The darling little bicycle carts Trace Osterham made for Arcade are a perfect metaphor for what’s going on with me. One way, Italian ice; the other, cotton candy. Wear it and ride off!

What else do you expect at the beginning of the summer? Flowers need to be planted (the windowboxes are in, by the way), all the classes have to be scheduled, a quick family trip planned, and SL12B is about to open! It’s easy to get around when you’re wearing something cute like this dress from Novery Lorakeet that she has at Shiny Shabby. With Bax Coen’s great little booties, now released in neutrals, it’s a lovely look, especially accessorized with Grazioso Alekseev’s gorgeous glasses (all prims—omg!) and one of Monica Outlander’s hair accessories for the Arcade.

Whatever Is Whatever

I am wearing one of the LeLutka mesh heads with an applier from Sawsan Secretspy, who has seen fit to bring her artistry to the various faces of LeLutka. With a great hud that offers several eye makeup and lipstick options, the head works perfectly with Sawsan’s skin for the Maitreya body. A cute easy little ponytail from Ikira Frimon for Shiny Shabby and I am ready to go!

Whatever Is Whatever

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Tori hair-Fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Head applier: .::WoW Skins::. Lelutka Mary DarkTan applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

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

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

Dress: *LpD* – *Gioia* Dress Deco Flowers by Nevery Lorakeet for . LpD , available at Shiny Shabby *

Hairband: Miamai_Romance_Hairband 01_Gold by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at the Arcade*

Glasses: *+Crie Style+* Junon by Grazioso Alekseev for *+Crie Style+* *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: BAX Poppy Booties White/Blush Leather (f. Maitreya) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Bikes: {theosophy} Bicycle Cart (Italian Ice) and {theosophy} Bicycle Cart (Cotton Candy) by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at the Arcade *

Whatever Is Whatever

Suddenly

Suddenly

Suddenly, I walk on by a vision of your blue eyes, so lovely
And suddenly, you’re back with me, over hills and valleys deep you find me
Oh the nights seem so long and the days carry on in spite of how I long for you
And the stars up above are invited to fall Into these open arms of mine.

~ “Suddenly” by Ala.Ni

Suddenly

This song just won’t leave me alone. It’s lovely and beautiful and sentimental and though the lyrics aren’t the best, the singer makes it work. So I had to use it for this blog, where the dress, from Fashionboi Landar and Justice Topaz, makes it. From the Shiny Shabby event, it’s a perfect mix of silk and girly with a little sexy in the mix. I styled it with applied corset stockings from Moonbubble Gothly, the cute flats from Shaleene Kenin, and a jewelry set from LouLou Teichmann, the latter two from Shiny Shabby as well.

Suddenly

Monica Outlander has released a set of her Sprites for the Arcade, a group of animals she has created from felted wool and crystals and herbs in real life that she has replicated in SL. Darling little animals, cute for decorating your home either singularly or in multiples, especially if you grab the cute shelf she gives for displaying them. My hair is Truth Hawks’ absolutely gorgeous piece for this month’s boho-themed Uber. I love the loose braid, the textures and the darling accoutrement that come with a color change HUD so you can mix them up, or just not wear them. I absolutely love this hair, and I am not usually a braid fan. I am again wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for Designer Circle because I felt like I had hidden it behind glasses in my last post and wanted to show how truly pretty it is.

Suddenly

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delphine with Butterflies and Flowers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Uber *

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: Rowne.Anouk Silk Dress – Pearl by Justice Topaz and Fashionboi Landar for Rowne, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Bracelet (Chantilly) with Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Chain Optional and Bauhaus Movement – Natacha – Ring (Antique) by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Stockings: [ bubble ] Beige Socks  Appliers HUD by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 231 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Black for SLINK by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Décor: Miamai_Sprites For Arcade by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at the Arcade *

  • Miamai_Sprites_Bear Strenght
  • Miamai_Sprites_Cat Love
  • Miamai_Sprites_Crow Protection
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer RadiantLove RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Deer Spirituality
  • Miamai_Sprites_Display FREE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Fox GoodLuck
  • Miamai_Sprites_Owl Friendship
  • Miamai_Sprites_Protection Hanger RARE
  • Miamai_Sprites_Wolf Focus

Suddenly

Angles

Angles

“Cock your hat. Angles are attitudes.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Angles

In a few minutes we are wandering out into the freezing cold to get crepes, specifically Parisian crepes. I know I can make these at home but the point is that I need to get out of the house. Thank goodness for SL because it cures a certain amount of cabin fever I have right now. For example, while in RL I have a turtleneck and sweater on but in SL I can dress elegantly for a luncheon of crepes with this sleek silk suit from Poulet Koenkamp. Poulet uses templates—it’s not a big secret or shock. Her RL keeps her plenty busy with a little one and learning mesh-making seems a huge time sink. It doesn’t matter because her textures are so amazing. She turns a simple suit into something fabulous with great fashion sense. And her color change HUD makes it so great to match something up. A handbag from the Oh My Gacha from Kismet Chrome and shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, and I am set.

Angles

I went to bed with yesterday’s eyeshadow on and left my brown contacts in from Constance Daehlie so you see them with Sawsan Secretspy’s newest skin for The Big Show. I think it’s actually a very sophisticated look and goes well with Mirja Mills’ sleek hair, which is a group gift (!). I have had this magnificent hat from Pill Kanto in my inventory for months and have wanted to show it with something worthy of its elegance. Cocked at an angle, it has a certain glamour and attitude I need to get me through the winter.

Angles

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Noelle Golden 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at The Big Show *

Eye makeup: #adored – cruz shadow – purpley by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available atAnyBody *

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

Suit: :: PM :: Adele Suit by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

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

Hat: Miamai_Stratus hat – luxe – cream canvas by Pill Kanto for Miamai

Handbag: Indented: Rebecca l Plum COMMON by Kismet Chrome for Indented, available at Oh My Gacha

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Pink2] *Slink* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Vienna by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Angles

The Christmas Candle—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 21

The Christmas Candle—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 21

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

Christmas Candle

The glow of a candle is the warmest sight on a cold dark winter night. Here in the Northern hemisphere, we are coming on our longest night, so a warm light is doubly welcome. I have fun these beautiful holiday lanterns from Winter Thorn to shed light on the beautiful gift that Monica Outlander is giving in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar. With a mesh bodice that includes materials (hence the light reflecting off) and a great flexi prim skirt, it’s a piece of Miamai couture you can get as the gift for today!

Christmas Candle

My beautiful illuminated face is Umazuma Metaluna’s lovely gift to her group members. The skin includes teeth, which you can vaguely see behind the lips I added. I never like myself with teeth so I used one of her lipstick tattoos. The eyes are absolutely fabulous and she generously offers it with freckles and, as I show, without. I have one of Mirja Mills’ just-released up-dos she made for MVW, a gorgeous french braided number, just in time for the holidays. And Poulet Koenkamp crafted this spectactular hair piece and earrings for the holidays, which dresses up my look just perfectly, creating a sparkle in the evening darkness.

Christmas Candle

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ELES* with .:EMO-tions:. HAIRBASE 10 – straight autumn by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Estelle – Christmas gift 1 (toffee) BB+H CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lipstick: [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Dress: Miamai_Taylor Emerald by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Headpiece and earrings: :: PM :: Savannah Headpiece and Earrings by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 192 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Holiday Décor: {what next) ‘Gold’ Alpbach Tree Lanterns by Winter Thorn for {what next} *

  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (snowflake) – large
  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (snowy) – small
  • {what next} Gold Alpbach Tree Lantern (starry) – large

Christmas Candle

Philosophia

Philosophia

When we’re young we set our hearts upon some beautiful idea
Maybe something from a holy book or French philosophia
Upon the thoughts of better men than us we swear by and decree a
Perfect way to end the war of ways the only way to be a…
Work of art, oh to be a work of art

But in time a thought comes tugging on the sleeve edge of our minds
Perhaps no perfect way exists at all, just many different kinds
Oh but if it’s just a thing of taste then everything unwinds
For without an absolute how can the absolute define…
A work of art, oh to be a work of art

~ “Philosophia” by Guggenheim Grotto

Philosophia

I love this gentle song about growing up and learning that life is not black and white. Sometimes SL could use a little of that. And black and white is my look today, starting with two separates that Shai Delacroix has come out with that include her characteristically ingenious HUD that includes a mesh piece that shows you just how the clothing will look with its texture. The sweater and skirt do not have to go together—in fact I suggest you find other separates to wear with them to mix and match because they are both basics, especially the sweater, which comes in many lovely colors. The skirt includes some brilliant artistic looks but I went for this black and white to match the silver shoes Pill Kanto has made for The Secret Affair. (Those heels ARE rezzed. He has cleverly made a platter-shaped heel.)

Philosophia

Mina Nakamura is offering a special black and white set for Kustom 9 as well as others. I decided to tiny this long casual style with black ends to give contrast against Shai’s sweater. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous bare look at the Cirque du Seraphim, which ironically donates money for the ASPCA.  My delicious intense eyes are Nicole Button’s newest for Egozy.

Philosophia

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – CDS} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Cirque du Seraphim *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (DarkBrown) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Sweater: *Shai* Women’s Cropped Sweater by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

Skirt: *Shai* Women’s Peplum Skirt by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

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

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_Ruralsun Pumps_Silver_TSA by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at The Secret Affair *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow