Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Wow, oh wow,
She’s got me seein’ red,
Like bang, bang, pow,
Eleven out of ten,
I don’t know how,
Straight off the Richter scale,
She drives me wild….

~ “Wow oh Wow” by Jedward

Seeing Red

A hot red dress and ankle boots and I am set to go out. Doc Eldritch’s new sexy look, made from 100% original mesh and fit tight to mesh bodies, is a hot look for dancing or other playmaking. Check out the wrinkles, the body shown through the fabric, the great texture. With a texture-change HUD, this dress has it all. I paired up Miffyhoi Rosca’s belted gloves for Shiny Shabby, another piece that includes a versatile texture-change HUD. Pixieplumb Flanagan is offering these snakeskin ankle boots as the donation item for the S.O.S. Festival, a fund-raiser to benefit Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders. Read more about this at their website. The event opens September 9 but I was pretty excited to show this set.

Seeing Red

GenesisLab has created a gorgeous new mesh head for the Shiny Shabby event and I am rather taken with this particular one with its beautiful open eyes and luscious lips. A square jawline adds a certain powerful beauty to the face shape and the appliers have a strong brow. GenesisLab is also offering add on makeups—both lipsticks and shadows, which I employed to amp up my look. Kavar Cleanslate has this dramatic glorious “hot” hair as one of his prizes in his Arcade gacha this round. You want drama? Kavar has you covered.

Seeing Red

Hair: Exile::Hot by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at The Arcade *

Mesh head: Genesis_Head_Antonia_2.0 by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_ANTONIA_CAPPUCCINO by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Makeup: HUD_Genesis_Lab_Eyeshadows_MAGNIFICENCE by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown by lonlysoule for Arise

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

Dress: DE Designs – Krista Dress – Maitreya by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fishnet Omega Applier by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Gloves: =Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Boots: BM Tiggie Boots by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey, available at the S.O.S Festival (opening September 9) *

Seeing Red

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Dreams by Day

Dreams by Day

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Dreams by Day

March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion for us with tons of wind! I am guessing that’s why Miffyhoi Rosca made this darling dress for The Project Se7en with the wind motion already incorporated. I struggled with it at first for photos but found a perfect choice in Isabeau Baragula’s lovely chair, also for The Project Se7en, which swayed gently in the breeze, hanging from Mitsuko Kytori’s bowed tree. The tree, which comes with tons of choices, including blossoms, wind levels, etc., can be multiplied to create a lovely bower, though one was enough for me. My little doll from Miffyhoi and I curled up for a daytime nap. The dress includes a HUD that turns the flower print on and off and the doll has a color change HUD included. Isabeau has built in a ton of poses for singles and couples and includes a bunch of texture choices for the pillows and seat. Pretty little flats from Lilo Denimore for Shiny Shabby complete my outfit.

Dreams by Day

Umazuma Metaluna still does system skins for those of you who have not been able or willing to commit to a mesh head, and as always, they are gorgeous. This one was made for a recent event (which I missed by a couple days) but is sure to be offered in her store soon. My wind blown hair is one of Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely pieces, which I got on sale recently. A perfect style to go with my dress!

Dreams by Day

Hair: Clawtooth: Windswept – Break of dawn by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: [theSkinnery] Miruna – Bare face(honey) BB CL2 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ange~ Green Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

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

Dress: =Zenith=Spring Dreamy Dress (Rose) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at The Project Se7en *

Slippers: :::ChicChica::: Kat Sugar by Lilo Denimore for ChicChica, available at Shiny Shabby *

Décor: Kalopsia – Aimee’s Chair – PG – White by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at The Project Se7en *

Hayabusa Design Tunnel of Tree M16-1 v1-2 P2G by Mitsuko Kytori for Hayabusa *

=Zenith=Dreamy Bunny (all Color) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at The Project Se7en *

Standing pose by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Dreams by Day

Soup Season

Soup Season

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” ~ Moliere

Soup Season

It’s the last of photos taken in Barnesworth Anubis’ house. The event has already switched over but this was such a fabulous place to showcase the great pieces I have recently acquired. Finally we’re in the dining room, where the centerpiece is Kalie Firelyte’s sexy dining set for ROMP. Now, typically this may not seem so sexy but it includes several animations in chairs and table that makes it sexy. A very innocuous piece can suddenly become amorous with the right person (especially if you thought you wanted to do it in every room of the house). I decorated with various pieces from gachas at Shiny Shabby, including some darling pieces like the photo hanger from AnaisTerpallie and DanielEstro, the garlands and side table. Jake Vordun does some great work and he’s featuring a picture perfect chandelier at Shiny Shabby and I found pieces from Jammeh’s gacha to make perfect side pieces. Thanks again to tastemaker Sabein Streeter, who organized my stuff and placed a lot of it. All I had to do was go in and put the final touches.

Soup Season

The story is about soup because it’s on my mind a lot. I have made Mark Bittmann’s chunky vegetable soup three times now in the past couple weeks (as delivery of my CSA boxes winds up for the season), and today we had a carrot squash soup with ginger that my mom made. A ratatouille will no doubt make it to the table because there is an eggplant and a box of thyme on the counter. (When did this turn into a cooking blog?)

I put together this casual look with Miffyhoi Rosca’s cuddly soft knit mesh dress as the centerpiece and Darling Monday’s boots as the accompaniment. Available in several autumn-pretty colors, the dress includes a HUD for changing the belt color, so I was able to match it to my boots. Queue Marlowe’s beautifully wavy, side-caught ponytail is a lovely top for this casual look. Umazuma Metaluna made actual system skins for Chapter Four, a lovely set with her characteristic moles and finely-groomed brows. I added Constance Daehlie’s pale lipstick to the look to accentuate my soup warmed blush.

Soup Season

Hair: AD – september – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Nicky – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Lipstick: #adored – slayer lips – barely by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: =Zenith=Autumn Long Dress (Blue) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Philippa earrings – Cobalt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Bangles: *YS&YS* Antibes Brac Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Boots: fri. – Rosie.Boots (Buck) by Darling Monday for fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Décor:

  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Garland by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Chair by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Photo Frame – Light by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • [ zerkalo ] Fall in Love – Table by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Chair (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Table by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • Jian :: Saxton Dining Setting (Clean) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *
  • {what next} Winter Harvest Soup Tray by Winter Thorn for {what next}
  • Con.&floorplan. framed poster / aeronautique by Tegin Serin and Wavie Haller for Consignment and floorplan *
  • AF Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

Soup Season

Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live
with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy
the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

~ “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl

I love this Neil Young song and I love my cinnamon girl. Start with this slinky sexy dress from Beanster Potato (which can be switched to a number of colors using her color change HUD, so don’t think you’re limited to this flavor). Add pumps, also from Beanster, and some gorgeous jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler, and of course a darling handbag from Miffyhoi Rosca for this round of Shiny Shabby, and you have a hot mama, nearly burning through the rugs from Kunst Himmel’s gacha for Shiny Shabby. (More rugs! Yay!)

Cinnamon Girl

The heat of this look comes from Shantia Soulstar’s gorgeous and soulful skin for Skin Fair. It comes with Slink and Omega appliers plus a few others. I spent a frustrating half hour trying to get it to work with the Love n Lust translators on one body (it was not coloring the neck fix.. bleah) so I switched to the Belleza mesh body and Slink hands and feet, and that worked quite well except the nipples, which don’t quite line up but who cares since I am dressed. The Omega is still hit and miss but well, still a deal at the price. I used the makeups available with the skin to create this smoking look and pretty nail appliers from Giela Delpaso.

Shylah Honey is on a roll with hair lately, and she is offering this sexy and beautiful style at the Fantasy Collective this round. With a lock of hair winding back up, it’s a different and new look in a standard silhouette.  My pretty ring is from Anthony77777 Bandit, who has captured the glistening qualities of windlight to make rings that glitter without scripts or bling.

Cinnamon Girl

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Cosette Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

Skin: ZC – Gina sk5 – Br Brows – chB with ZC – Gina Eyeshadows – Date Night 02 and ZC – Gina Lips – Burgundy 03 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: DN Mesh: Karin Dress by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Zahima earrings – Golden jade by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Bracelets: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Ring: BANDIT – Eternity Rubys  ring female 1.0b by Anthony77777 Bandit for Bandit Jewelry Shop *

Handbag: =Zenith=Leather Circle Handbag B(Cream) R FARM by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – MvW Autumn Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: DN Mesh: Munch Pumps by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Cinnamon Girl

In It a Piano

In It a Piano

There was an old, old house renewed with paint,
And in it a piano loudly playing.

~ Robert Frost

In It a Piano

 

Shiny Shabby opens today and with it, a whole lot of great shiny and hardly shabby items, all made for this event that relies on the theme of vintage and gently used items. Miffyhoi Rosca is a natural creator for these event, and she has made a darling long mesh dress with a calico print, belted at the waist with wonderful puffed sleeves. Paired with a matching headpiece and Shaleene Kenin’s darling sandals (which I realize you can barely see but they are darling, trust me), the look is vintage.

The fair is chock full of the kind of shabby chic furniture people love in SL. This piano from Agustov includes a passel of great poses, including this piano playing animation (that went rhythmically with the Radiohead I was listening to when I shot the photos, though the vision and sounds didn’t quite match). Tab Tatham made my lovely white pieces, part of a set of intriguing decor items which include this wiry plant. They are mod, so they can be tinted. My mesh chair, from AptB, includes tons of texture change options for different parts of the chair, so you purchase one chair and can redecorate over and over with a few clicks. Instead of having to choose an entire look, you can mix and match metals, woods, even the two different chair cushions, and everything has that wonderful burnished look.

In It a Piano

 

Umazuma Metaluna is releasing a new skin for Shiny Shabby, this delicate, winsome skin with a subtle blush and her wonderful Intensity Lip system, which allows for custom tinting. Truth Hawks must have known that vintage pretty would come calling because his latest release was a perfect match for this look with its gentle waves and beautiful roll to the back. Katya Valeska made two sets of poses for the fair, including a couple you see in these photos.

In It a Piano

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

Hair piece: =Zenith=vintage lace pearl head piece (tiffany) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 3 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Dress: =Zenith=Vintage Chiffon Long Dress (tiffany Flower) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

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

Furnishings:

Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli by Katya Valeska for an lar [poses], available at Shiny Shabby *

In It a Piano

Winter Grace

Winter Grace

If you have seen the snow
… somewhere slowly falling
into the brook
to be swallowed by water,
then you have seen beauty
and know it for its transience.

~ “Winter Grace” by Patricia Fargnoli

Winter Grace

I snuck over to Prides Crossing again to take photos because it’s so peaceful there with the falling snow and the beautiful landscaping. I have assembled a comfy look with a great mesh sweater/skirt set from Miffyhoi Rosca, who has made it all one piece in lovely soft pastels. I paired it with great boots that come with a terrific texture change HUD that allows all sorts of variations from Alliana Petunia, which she is selling exclusively at FROST this month.

Winter Grace

Bubbles Clawtooth made this fabulous hair with a knit cowl wrapped around it for Collabor88. She includes a texture change HUD not only for the hair colors but also for the cowl, but I opted for the default white because it suited the outfit. I had purcahsed this great skin from Aikea Reiko during Skin Addiction’s Black Friday and I am first getting a chance to show it. With its warm tones, beautiful brows and fantastic eye makeup, it’s a gorgeous skin for fantasy or for a peaceful walk in the woods.

This is hoping your holiday affords you some time for peaceful contemplation and gratitude.

Winter Grace

Hair: Clawtooth: Snug as a Bug by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Liyn with :[P]:- Astrali Face[Gloss]:// Liyn by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Cherry Cordial Lip Creme(Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics]

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

Dress: =Zenith=(Rose)sweater with gauze dress by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=

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

Boots: :Diamante: Cozies (Short) – SLink High Feet by Alliana Petunia for Diamante, available at FROST *

Poses by Willa Whybrow for don’t freak out!

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Winter Grace

The Aptitude to Fly

The Aptitude to Fly

“A power of Butterfly must be –
The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky -”
― Emily Dickinson

The Aptitude to Fly

The EB Awareness Event started yesterday and was quite a success with a full sim and lots of people shopping. Epidermolysis Bullosa is a rare disease that affects 1 in 50,000 children born throughout the world as a result of a genetic disorder. It varies in severity among its sufferers. It is characterized by a defect between the anchoring of the skin between the epidermis (top layer of skin) and the dermis (second layer). People who suffer from EB suffer from skin fragility, blistering and constant pain. “Butterfly Children” is what kids with the disorder are called due to the fragility of their skin so a lot of the décor sold at the fair has butterflies on it.

Kaerri Rae has made an entire set of furniture with monarch butterflies as the motif especially for this event with a large chunk of her income going to DEBRA of America. She offers two sets: one in white with dark gray accents and one in dark gray with white accents. Depending on your décor, you can choose a set and use the pieces with your own existing furniture. I set up two little nooks to show the set, and I included a few other pieces that will be sold at the EB Awareness event, including a darling lamp from Plato Novo.

 

 

The Aptitude to Fly

My sweater is also being sold at the event, a generous offer from Parallax Resident. The sweater comes with a texture-change HUD for some great sweater options. I have seen this in the men’s version too and it’s terrific. Portions of the sale of this sweater go to DEBRA of America. My jeans are a pair of great bell bottoms that Datrip Blackbart has at the Vintage  & Cool fair in several colors. My shoes, which I adjusted to my Slink feet, are from Renee Harvy and can be worn without the feet. My handbag is one of the gacha items at Miffhoi Rosca’s kiosk at Season’s Story.

Mochi Milena did an amazing job on the extensive skins she created for this month’s androgynous theme at Genre. I already knew that she put considerable effort into creating options for fembois and women who want cleavage and makeups. I really appreciate that Mochi offers these options to people who want to explore their identity. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s latest for the Dressing Room Fusion and so perfect for the season with a texture change hat as well as the mesh hair. Love this look!

The Aptitude to Fly

Hair: MINA Hair – Carlijn BB (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: [PF] Ashley <Peach> – Lid 01 (ltbrown – thick) / Female by Mochi Milena for Pink Fuel, available at Genre *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – earth – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Sweater: [Phunk] Womens Fishermans Sweater by Parallaxx Resident for Phunk, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Jeans: Legal Insanity – Meadow bell bottom almost black jeans by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Vintage & Cool Fair *

Handbag: =Zenith=Saladbag (Colour Knitting) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at the Season’s Story

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual and Elegant1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Red Sequin Slipper by Renee Harvy for Duh! *

Furniture: Butterfly Set White Complete by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri, available at the EB Awareness Event *

  • Butterfly Chair White
    Butterfly Chandelier White
    Butterfly Curtain
    Butterfly Lamp
    Butterfly Lamp Large White
    Butterfly Lamp White Small
    Butterfly Picture White
    Butterfly Rug White
    Butterfly Side Table
    Butterfly Sideboard White
    Butterfly Topiary Medium White
    Butterfly Topiary Small White
    Butterfly Trio Pictures White
    Butterfly Wingback White
    Round Butterfly Table White
    Spring Flower Arrangement Grey

%Percent – Debra Flower Lamp (russetkhaki/Med) *MESH* by Plato Novo for %Percent, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Interior: Culprit Dragonfly Cottage (Mesh) by Eku Zhong for Culprit