To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

I remember when Truth Hawks was some back alley guy who would plop a wad of prims on your head for a couple hundred linden. Then he got to be a kind of underground sensation—people in the know shopped Truth. His store got overrun with hair—hair hair hair. He made it so quickly he grew out of the store. Forget the clothes and accessories—everyone wanted that hair. Now he’s a Big Deal with a store built by Barnesworth Anubis, massive traffic (more than Franks), and a huge rep. When people ask, “Where can I get hair?” the answer is always “Truth.” This is the thing: he’s still a nice guy. If I contact him (which I do seldom as I figure he’s busy), he always answers cheerfully and with <3s. Which just goes to show—nice guys CAN finish first.

The reason I share this is because Truth is opening a NEW sim on July 1 at 9 am slt, sharing space with several designer friends. With stores like Nardcotix, Curio, Mudhoney, League, Earthstones, Miel and Miamai, Truth is packing the sim with heavy hitters, and he could do this because HE IS A NICE GUY. How else could someone gather this caliber of designers?

To Tell the Truth

Today’s look was made entirely from purchases on the new Truth District, which was built by the very charming Cory Edo. (She’s REALLY NICE too.) Big kudos to Sophia Harlow, who is doing all the grunt work for this. (Yes, she’s REALLY NICE.)

My dress is a fashionable and sexy piece from Milla Michinaga, who was the original daily look blogger (and my idol). From her blogging, she learned what needed to go into the best garments and she transferred that knowledge to her products. Exacting and fashionable, Milla always provides top notch stuff. (And she is SUPER NICE.)

My belt and sexy boots are courtesy of Gospel Voom, who makes high-quality shoes and accessories. Gos’ textures are unsurpassed and the versatility of his fat pack pieces are amazing (many color options on each piece of the item). Gos is .. UBER NICE. (And he is always up for a little randy repartee.)

To Tell the Truth

My skin is one of Gala Phoenix’s newest releases. One of MANY. I saw all her new work and felt that sickness from eating too much candy—it’s all so delightful. I wore this particular skin because it’s cute but the name really appealed—Grouch. (I want no comments from you, Callie.) Gala’s skins have become.. luminous is the best word I can think of. I am so glad she has moved in this direction. And Gala? WICKEDLY NICE.

My eyes are from Hart Larsson, who is also selling skins on Truth’s sim. I love their brightness and opacity. Hart is a TRULY NICE man (and a great artist). My poses are from Katey Coppola, who is SASSILY NICE. My hair is Truth’s GIFT to us all. In fact, many of the designers are going to be offering gifts in celebration of the opening. You HAVE to join the Truth Update Group to click on the special vendors and they will only be out til July 5.

To Tell the Truth

Below TPs go directly to stores in Truth District.

Hair: >TRUTH< Becky – quince by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, gift at the Truth District

Skin:  :GP: Petal [Dark] Pout-Grouch 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio, available at the Truth District  *

Eyes: [PXL] SOUL  Eyes – Blue (M) by Hart Larsson for PXL Creations, available at the Truth District

Dress: MichaMi: Leather Dress in Black by Milla Michinaga for MichiMi, available at the Truth District

Belt: [Gos] Cinch-Belt – FATPACK by Gospel Voom for Gos, available at the Truth District *

Cuff and earrings: erratic / cuff / silver (L) and erratic / hoop earrings / silver by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at the Truth District

Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot – FATPACK by Gospel Voom for Gos, available at the Truth District *

Poses by Katey Coppola for glitterati, available at the Truth District

Jacket Weather

The chill has hit the air but not in an unwelcome way. I remember when fall started and I was SO excited to bring out my new fall school clothes—the new cute sweater, the fashionable jacket, shiny shoes.

Jacket Weather

I just got this new sweater from Shelly Toonie, who is releasing this whole set with a great set of colorways and combos as if they are knit from variegated yarn (yes still stuck on this knitting thing). The skirt is a wonderfully textured sculpty from Maya Levane, who has combined the best of of a pleated look into a skirt that moves pretty well on the avatar considering it’s a sculpty. My jacket is from last spring but does well in the fall as well as the chill comes in the air. Toraji Voom has made a very versatile piece. A little scarf around my neck to keep the chill out thanks to Milla Michinaga, and I am set to go.

Jacket Weather

What turns this outfit on its head are the striped tights from Allegory Malaprop and the coordinating flats from Fallingwater Cellardoor. Fallingwater, as long as she has been in this game, still makes wonderful content and pays attention to all the smallest details. These little shoes are lovely. Thanks to Zeerya Pyrithea for the earrings.

Finally my skin, glowing and young with bee stung lips, comes from the mind and talented digital make-up artistry of Gala Phoenix. And though the hair is named “Lost” by Lamb Bellic, I will find my way home.

Jacket Weather

Written while listening to “In the Dirt” by S. Carey.

Hair: !lamb. Lost – Kit Kat by Lamb Bellic for !lamb

Skin: :GP: Sundust Frex [Dark] June-Grass 2 for Gala Phoenix for Curio

Jacket: **DP**yumyum:mods coat (female) by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Sweater: MS-Harvest Knit Olive by Shelly Toonie for Moonshine *

Skirt: (TokiD) le frills skirt – masut by Maya Levane for TokiD

Socks: Schadenfreude Autumn Bawdy Socks by Allegory Malaprop for Schadenfreude

Earrings: Cube Cloth Earrings [] Grassy Stream by Zeerya Pyrithea for ~< { Zeery } >~

Scarf: MichaMi: Ebba Scarf in Beige by Milla Michinaga for MichaMi

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Zimmy Flats – olive by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Fur Chic

One of the things a girl always wants is a chic fur coat. In SL, it’s possible to have a fur that is chic and doesn’t hurt any animals (except pixel ones).

Fur Chic

This cute little bolero jacket from Mavis McGettigan was sitting in my inventory, waiting for a moment when I needed that touch of chic, and when I pulled it out today to go dancing to the blues at Hotlanta, it was just what I needed. The shape lends a weight to the top of my body that emphasizes the hourglass shape of my waist and makes the rest of me look sleek and sexy. The sculpty prims are used ingeniously so the arm can hinge and still look like it’s in a fur coat and the texture follows suit.

Fur Chic

I furthered the long with leggings from Milla Michinaga. With their slight sheen and well- defined wrinkles and pulls, they add to the illusion of lean. A sexy black corset from NovaStar Shilova covered the bare midriff from the jacket as the jacket alone would not have suited my purposes. Finally, I ended these with the boots from Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter that keep getting press here. I am finding more and more uses for them.

And check out Tuli Asturias’ newest skin, Eva, which was a group gift this month. This is a preview of the updated version. I can’t wait to see what she has coming down the line.

Fur Chic

No animals have been harmed for this blog:

Hair: >TRUTH< Jess – cocoa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/br) dec VIP gift by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Jacket: Skin Flicks Zena Fur Jacket by Mavis McGettigan for Skin Flicks

Corset: (nova) suede cincher BLACK zipper back 1by NovaStar Shilova for (nova)

Leggings: MichaMi: Laila Skinny Pants in Gray (Pants) by Milla Michinaga for MichaMi

Ring: Glass Chunk ring – b&w by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Boots: .*Courtisane*. La Vivien /Blacks by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for *Courtisane*

Plum Happy

I took a little time out of SL to enjoy my RL this weekend. Had pancakes, napped, enjoyed the Fall colors. And I even got a little shopping in on SL!

Plum Happy

I fell into a shopping area that had a little bit of this and that, and I rediscovered Milla Michinaga’s work. Milla was a pretty heavy-duty fashion blogger with a real eye for styling who decided to go into designing herself. Turns out she puts that exacting eye on her own work. I bought one of her elegant shift dresses a while ago and she replaced it to each and every customer after she had found a flaw (which I have yet to find—I thought the dress was excellent).

Plum Happy

Her thoroughness still shows in her work. This cute turtleneck plum dress (which handily doubles as a regular turtleneck with the change out of a system piece), is beautifully textured and colored, hand drawn with skill that is hard to beat. And Milla brings her great fashion sense to her label—most of her pieces are versatile separates that will mix and match with creations from across the grid.

Plum Happy

So I mixed and matched with this great hair from LGM Jun. There is something so delicious about boy-style hair on an elegant girl, especially when she wants to show off her legs. (Don’t weigh down the sex appeal with a lot on top—make it a long sleek line.) Dangly earrings from Zaara Kohime peek from beneath the short hair.

The legs (and the rest of the gorgeous skin) are courtesy of Monicuzza Babenco. And the boots from Tya Fallingwater make the final statement. Short, scrunchy, they will make their way around the city all day but still look great into the evening.

Plum Happy

Just plummy:

Hair: ((JUNWAVE))NaturalShort*BLACK* by LGM Jun for JUNWAVE

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 01 Natural EB Dark by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS*

Dress: * MichaMi: Malina in Plum by Milla Michinaga for MichiMi

Earrings: Zaara : Urvi chandelier earrings *silver* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Boots: [PM] Rea Plain – Black by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode

Carol Brady’s Got It Goin’ On

Remember Carol Brady? OK, not the Carol of the early Brady shows with her sweet smiles and gently back-combed bob. I am talking about the Carol of the later years—the one with the sexy shag haircut tipped with blonde, the tight jeans, the one who was clearly a predecessor to Stacy’s Mom (who “has got it goin’ on”), the one who you knew sharpened her act because she sensed Mike’s midlife crisis coming on and she had better step up. (And step up, she did. She was a minx, Carol Brady.)

Carol Brady

I got Bax Coen’s new brown Prestige Boots today, and I knew they were just what Carol would wear if Carol were in SL. No Marcia, Marcia, Marcia could pull these babies off. These are boots for a Woman (hear her roar).

I conveniently copied the jibber jabber my professional fitted Red Prestige Boots spewed out and fed it to my brown boots and *poof* they fit! That is what I am talking about! Custom fitting in the click of a button. Then click, delicious chocolate decadence (because these babies come in 4 colors of brown leather—camel, cognac, mocha, and chocolate).

Carol Brady

I wear a seemingly conservative dress from Ms. chocolate Arashi of couverture. With it’s Lilly Pulitzer-inspired paisley texture and historically accurate silhouette, Mrs. Brady would have found this ensemble “groovy.”

Carol Brady

The hair.. gosh.. it curled in sensuous fringes down her long neck and curled up around her face in sweet spikes. I am wearing a brilliant almost-reproduction from Rei Gully with beautiful little earrings from Tiffy Vella (jeweler extraordinaire) and a beautifully textured scarf from Milla Michinaga (who wisely flipped from the rather thankless work of blogging to the more exciting world of virtual fashion design and has done so incredibly well).

Carol Brady

The original MILF:

Hair: * 0 Style * Euphoria *(Smoked Walnut)_M by Rei Gully for *0 Style*

Skin: Pulse Skin – Climax/Valeries T2 Champagne by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: couverture*cream Orange V.2 *Tr by chocolate Arashi for couverture

Scarf: * MichaMi: Ebba Scarf in Copper by Milla Michinaga for MichaMi

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Boots

Are you ABSOLUTELY SURE you want your readers reading this, Hamlet? ;) (Thank you for the mention. The hug in SF made ALL the difference.) (And thanks, Chestnut, for the recommendation.)