For the Weekend

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.  ~ Bill Watterson

For the Weekend

I feel incredibly lazy this weekend though I ended up doing tons of stuff. This cute little outfit is perfect for a chic weekend. With a new top and shorts from AvaGardner Kungler, I am cool and sexy. I love Ava’s textures on this wrap top—she has such a great eye for color and color combos. Her little shorts are versatile and have a great prim waistband. I added this little scarf from Mika Nieuport to dress it up a little.

For the Weekend

My skin is a preview from Launa Fauna from 50L Friday. I have to say that I like this one quite a bit—she has smoothed out her over-pouty lips and round eyes a bit to fit a standard shape very nicely. The makeup is gorgeous.

For the Weekend

Finally, my boots are the newest from Bax Coen, and I have to repeat myself—the best fitting on the grid, bar none. This is because of Bax’s ingenious fitting system, which fits lengthwise and circumference—you can actually change the proportions of the boots with her system to fit your avatar. Therefore, a super tall girl with skinny legs is just as likely to look great in them as a short curvy girl. (Wish they had this in RL!) Even better, Bax offers custom fitting at her store by herself or one of her assistants. I tp’d into the store and Bax herself fit me—perfectly. Get fit once, you can transfer the data to any pair of Bax Prestige boots you purchase later. This is a system that can not be beat. This new pair shows Bax’s foray into supply luscious sexy suede. What a great texture!

For the Weekend

The biggest problem with the weekend—even a holiday weekend—is that it’s just too short ;)

Hair: Maitreya Taryn – Cacao by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: L.Fauna 50L Friday Lea Preview with BROWN L.Fauna Lea Eybrow Shape by Launa Fauna for L.Fauna

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: (Kunglers) Dione – top cream & pink by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Shorts: (Kunglers) Eliette – shorts – brown by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Bow: MIEL ELLE UBER bow – click to change texture by Mika Nieuport for The Hive

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Dark Brown Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Boots *

(Yes, shadowless.. fiddling and futzing with it all.)

Infatuation

“I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.” ~ JD Salinger

Infatuation

Today I had the distinct honor of speaking to Kaseido Quandry’s class regarding virtuality, my virtual being, etc. After the formal end of the class, I changed over to my piggy avatar and plunked myself down next to one of the students in the class. I flirted with him as Piggy, asking him if he liked girls with “a little ham on their hocks.” The class told me he turned a beet red in class in embarrassment. I had to giggle. I think he was a wee bit infatuated with Piggy. (He was also a good sport.)

Maybe it wasn’t Piggy but how Harper looked before I changed. I wore this cutesexy dress from Mika Nieuport with its color change belt and luscious rich knit textures with her great tights and some sportysexy boots from Gospel Voom to the class (because Kaseido pays close attention to what I wear, I learned). The earthy palette matched my earthy approach to things, I suspect.

Infatuation

A glowing Tuli Asturias skin was touched up with a little magic from Mocksoup Graves, who offers useful and subtle makeups to slightly alter your look in SL. I like that the lips overlay Tuli’s skin without remaking it, the eyeshadows (as I show here) fit perfectly. I accessorized with this gorgeous jewelry from Lynaja Bade. And my long luscious locks are a new offering from Truth Hawks, who injects every one of his hair styles with a bit of sexy.

Infatuation

Down to earth:

Hair: >TRUTH< Bea 2 – chestnut by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Eva / sunkissed / br :: 01 Bare by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Makeup: M.O.C.K. Makeup Silver Fog 2 (Eyeshadow only) by Mocksoup Graves for *M.O.C.K cosmetics* *

Dress: MIEL LIA DRESS – pancho by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Tights: MIEL LIA SOCKS – sock layer – cream 2 by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Necklace: KOSH- SHEPHERD’S GLEN NECKLACE -BROWN AMBER- GOLDEN by Lynaja Bade for KOSH

Ring: KOSH- SHEPHERD’S GLEN RING -BROWN AMBER- GOLDEN by Lynaja Bade for KOSH

Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot – Brown by Gospel Voom for Gos *

All Is Full of Love

you’ll be given love
you’ll be taken care of
you’ll be given love
you have to trust it

maybe not from the sources
you have poured yours
maybe not from the directions
you are staring at

~ “All Is Full of Love” by Bjork

All Is Full of Love

All is full of love when LeeZu Baxter comes out with something new, at least for me. Her latest release are these funky jodhpurs (which also come as long pants and then can’t be called jodhpurs, I suppose, but I am not going to sweat it). Once again LeeZu combines skills with an artistic eye to give us a great silhouette chock full of visual delights. One thing I love about LeeZu’s work is that she is not afraid to combine textures and does so well, understanding proportion very well. Her plaid is JUST the right size and repeat. Her stripes are neither too wide or too skinny. And she makes ingenious clothing that could be walking across RL catwalks or down RL streets on the chicest fashionistas.

I pair it with a top from a dress by Dick Wiesel, another guy who does great textures. This match was perfect in feeling because the texture is well done and matches the sophistication of LeeZu’s pants but it is not overdone with prims. Pants like these would have a form-fitting top. Then I top it with a great scarf from Mika Nieuport—again it’s all about the textures. Tights from Maria Gherardi and boots created by Enktan Gully and textured by LeeZu Baxter and I have quite the ensemble.

All Is Full of Love

Another wonderful artist is Nena Janus. I could not pull this look off so well if I had a less quality skin. I keep putting on her new Amber set and being amazed. My long lustrous locks are a killer ‘do from Truth Hawks. I am guessing this will become one of the signature looks in SL—a iconic hair—because women just love long curly locks almost as much as men do ;)

All Is Full of Love

all is full of love
you just ain’t receiving
all is full of love
your phone is off the hook
all is full of love
your doors are all shut
all is full of love!

Hair: >TRUTH< Francesca – mahogany by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -Greenglade- by Nena Janus for *League* *

Top: :. WoE .: Cary Sweater Top (Plum Faded)(s) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: *

Pants: [LeeZu!] Milan Pants /lila by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Scarf: MIEL LIA SCARF – plaid by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Tights: [MG fashion] knitted socks – dark olive by Maria Gherardi for [MG fashion]

Boots: .*Courtisane*. Esprit De Sable MAUVE by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for .*Courtisane*. *

Meetings

I have been attending lots of meetings lately.

Meetings

For meetings, it’s best to leave off the bling and the tight revealing miniskirt and the fringed bra. It’s best to be remembered for your contributions and not your apparel. That’s why I wear this pretty but conservative ensemble which starts with the jacket from MariaElena Barbosa’s Marlene set. It has elements that are photosourced and it’s well constructed with a peplum skirt and smart cuffs. My skirt is a pretty one from como Setsuko, who has a whole gatcha full of these skirts. Shoes are a conservative and pleasing silhouette from Fallingwater Cellardoor. (I just love Fallingwater’s shoes—they are classy and versatile. I could see this pair working with a very sexy outfit just as easily.)

Meetings

My skin is from Kira Ahn’s sale at dekade. I really liked the Vivienne set in the Bardot line. It’s sophisticated, mature and beautiful with a variety of makeups. Pick it up before Kira’s sale ends because once it’s gone, I presume it’s gone. Earrings are pretty little baubles from Delora Starbrook and I pulled my hair up in a ponytail from Parvarti Monday. Easy peasy.

Meetings

Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Hair: fri. – Cassidy – Thoughtful Brown by Parvarti Monday for fri.day *

Skin: [dekade.] SKINS BARDOT-Vivienne Tan /Brown Brows/Make Up 09 by Kira Ahn for dekade

Jacket: MEB : Marlene by MariaElena Barbosa for MEB *

Skirt: ::{u.f.o}:: blossom band long skirt.(sky loman) by como Setsuko for ::{u.f.o}::

Tie: MIEL ELLE UBER bow by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Earrings: *HD* Bertille Earrings by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Kelsey pumps – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

My Green-Eyed Love

My love, my green-eyed love
We’ll watch the clouds from above
C’mon, lift me up

~ “Green-Eyed Love” by Mayer Hawthorne

My Green-Eyed Love

These last few days before school deserve a good pop song and some casual clothes. It’s drawing to the end of summer and I never want it to end. (Make sure you listen to that song I link above!) The top is from Jamie Marlowe, who has just recently closed her store, and it’s a shame because her work is great. The capris are from Tuli Asturias, who does seem to get a lot of press in this blog. I wore them despite myself but they were so perfect!

My Green-Eyed Love

I ran to get one of the skins made by Juliette Westerburg, the darling of the alternative set. I really liked the skin over this gorgeous more full-figured shape from Xme Xue. I had to redo my eyebrows to get the crazy “winged” thing she had going on with the brows to settle down, but the colors are lovely—the lips are sensual and pretty and the blush through the skin is gorgeous. Hair is from Truth Hawks, who has decided to blow up the grid with a sale on all his hair. Asset servers are straining as inventories bulk up with Truth fat packs. (It’s not really LL causing all these problems—it’s all Truth’s fault.)

My Green-Eyed Love

My love, my green-eyed love
You know when push comes to shove
I need you, you’re in my blood

Hair: >TRUTH< Lauren – carrot by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Shape: MAGGIE – Copy/Mod by Xme Xue for Ample Avi *

Skin: -tb- {Tan} Jejune Rose – Red Winged Brows by Juliette Westerburg for Tres Blah

Top: * **MIS** Wiggles by Janie Marlowe for Mischief (no longer available)

Capris: []::Tuli::[] Worn denim capris by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Necklace: MIEL ELO NECKLACE by Mike Nieuport for Miel

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Women’s Espadrilles – Beach Sand by Renee Harvy for Duh

Polka Dot Princess

The princess, the girl who has everything, who can wear anything, who will wear anything and wear it as she pleases… that’s what I want to be sometimes.

Polka Dot Princess

It’s easy to be a princess in this dress from Kimmera Madison. With its sculpty puffs and bows, it’s not something just any woman can wear. Kimmera has always managed to make her textures so real with the right highlights and shadows and a richness in the material that is not easy to replicate. Our princess is definitely not wearing off-the-rack.

Polka Dot Princess

I show it with a lovely skin from Lorac Farella that I spotted in her remodeled store/sim. I love the subtlety of the skin, which could serve a blonde as well as a brunette. The lips are luscious, the eye makeups subtle and sophisticated, and especially nice is the collarbone, which is not a “stain” as I see on so many skins, but a drawn beautiful feature.

Polka Dot Princess

“Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.” ~ Princess Diana

Hair: MIEL SUN HAIR – brown 5 by Mika Nieuport for MIEL

Skin: Pulse Skin Trinity/M 2 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: Tres Beau “Polka Spot” Brown by Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau *

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Natural* by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Jewelry: Ear Candy ~ Chocolate Diamond Necklace and Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Shoes: [Armidi Gisaci] Barcelona Slingback  – Bole w/Gold by Nicole David for Armidi

All About Business

I have once written about how people complain about the lack of business clothes in SL. I just don’t see it. Many great business looks can be put together (especially if one is able to make allowances about necklines).

All About Business

Take this dress from monica Outlander. Top to bottom, it’s a winner for a well-dressed woman. With its creamy knit texture, modest length (again for SL), and versatility, this dress can be very handily worn for business in SL. I have accessorized with a great belt from Sofi Trenkins and one of Mika Nieuport’s great 50L Fridays jewelry sets.

All About Business

The stunner of this whole look, however, is Mea Cannell’s newest skin offering, specifically made for African-American or African-European women. I really liked this skin—it’s beautiful and appropriate. I am especially fond of the lips. It’s not a light skin darkened. I will wear this skin again, especially when I want an elegant look.

All About Business

Getting down to business:

Hair: >TRUTH< Skyla – espresso by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Aimesi Skin Samara Face3 Dark by Mea Carnell for Aimesi *

Dress: Miamai_Bebe Cream by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Jewelry: MIEL CUE SET – 50L Fridays by Mika Nieuport for MIEL

Belt: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Tamara belt brown by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~

Shoes: .*Courtisane*. La Sauvage – Graybrown by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for Courtisane *