Mojo

Mojo

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” ~ Steve Jobs

Mojo

I was plowing along with blogs and then boom, hit some sort of wall. Trying to get my mojo back. The new leggings Erratic Rain has at Collabor88 does a little something for me with the tons of colors and the perfect fit. I like the ribbing on these leggings—warm for the coming winter but versatile with other tops. I chose Sash Arabello’s tank from the recently closed (?) Dressing Room Fusion. High platforms from Celena Galli, which she offers as an exclusive at Thrift Shop, are half off for the event and come with a great texture-change HUD for various parts of the shoes. I chose to wear Mea Carnell’s beautiful fantasy jewelry with this look to dress it up a bit.

Mojo

Monicuzza Babenco has issued a collection of skins on one HUD for the Catwa mesh head that are absolutely gorgeous and evocative, showing the progression of a beautiful woman through youth to adulthood and maturity. The look is gorgeous at any age. I love the character and beauty of this skin on the head—making it so I don’t see the mesh head anymore but the visage of a woman with character. Quite a feat! Mina Nakamura is joining in the fun at Hairology with this simple look, a versatile hair for many ages.

Mojo

Hair: MINA Hair – Hanne 02 (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* KATE Tone04 Skin Applier – Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS* *

Eyes: Mesh – Striking Eyes – Branch by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: Wimey: Addison Tank Black by Sash Arabello for Wimey

Bottoms: erratic / melissa – leggings (maitreya) by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Collabor88 *

Jewelry: Meva Tudor Necklace, Bangles left and right, Ring right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at We <3 RP *

Shoes: phedora. Annita platforms Maitreya by Celena Galli for phedora, available at the Thrift Shop *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Mojo

No Regrets

No Regrets

Tanto que hacer
Hay tanto que hacer
Me siento bien
No hay tiempo que perder
Tanto que ver
Hay tanto que ver
Cuál ser mi hazaña
Al abrir mis pestañas?

~ “No Regrets” by Gaby Moreno

No Regrets

The lyrics of this song translate to, “So much to do/ So much to do/ I´m willing and able/ No time to lose,” and I sure felt that way when a pal visited me this weekend. We raced around seeing things and eating and drinking like bacchanalians and we saw Gaby Moreno open for Calexico in a most awesome concert. I came back to gather up my messages and oops, Shiny Shabby had opened with a ton of great stuff.

Star with this fantastic long sweater with a low cut V-back from Kiddo Oh which is making the tour of all the great blogs (and mine). Available in four colors, with a simple knit texture and sexy silhouette, it will make your autumn evenings warm. I paired it with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s killer heels with their lacy ankle strap and Bastchild Lotus and Paul Lapointe’s lovely necklace for the Body Modification Expo plus Kathya Szczepanski’s HUD-driven ring set.

No Regrets

Sawsan Secretspy has been making appliers like a mad woman lately, and this applier, available at Designer Circle, is a gorgeous look for the Ever mesh head from Lelutka (and probably for any of their mesh heads). With a dark liner, it looked great with Thora Charron’s lashes and I love Mina Nakamura’s new layered ‘do for Tres Chic and its beautiful textures.

No Regrets

Hair: MINA Hair – Elin (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Tres Chic *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Golden Lelutka Kate appl. by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eyes – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Cosmetic Fair *

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

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Sweater: Juniper Maxi Sweater – Brown – Maitreya by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace: L&B Swear “BOHO” Necklace by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the Body Modifcation Expo *

Rings: Kibitz – Melody {right} maitreya – copper by Kathya Szczepanski for Kibitz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Shoes: Essenz – Marseille (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

No Regrets

In the Sea

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”

~ e.e. cummings

In the Sea

The theme for Enchantment this month is “The Little Mermaid,” and blessedly, instead of being inspired by a copyrighted cartoon, most designers opened their minds to sexier and more ethereal sea creatures. Kiddo Oh is presenting this seemingly basic black dress. I say “seemingly” because she has cleverly crafted the texture and dress so it’s beautiful even as you move into different poses (I am using Vestige Creations here). She has also textured the inside of the dress with a lovely purple so that you see peeks of it when you move. That’s craftsmanship, especially with the coordinating tentacle bracelets. You might think it’s just a black dress, but dress it up and it’s so much more, especially when you wear something as detailed as Mea Carnell’s exclusive for Enchantment, this lovely mermaid motif choker.

In the Sea

Inka Mexicola offers a beautiful new skin for Enchantment this month with subtly glossed lips and beautifully lined eyes. I paired it with Mina Nakamura’s windblown-hair from Kustom 9 in a fantasy white with dark roots. The curls provide movement without being a one photo look—you can actually wear this hair around and not look like it’s stuck in position!

In the Sea

Hair: MINA Hair – Grace (materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

Skin: Essences – Ariel03 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Enchanted *

Eyes: .ID. April Gift / Blue-Gray (old gift) by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

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

Dress (with bangles): Ursula Dress – Maitreya Fit by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Enchanted *

Necklace: Meva Mermaid Necklace 3 by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Enchanted *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Ombre II Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

In the Sea

The First Week of August

The First Week of August

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

The First Week of August

Ugh. It is literally the dog days of summer for me right now, mostly because I got a new dog in RL but also because the weather has been oppressively hot (though it just turned cooler). This quote made so much sense to me—we are teetering on the cusp of summer now and about to plunge into fall. I thought this sheer topped, elegant dress from Kiddo Oh might put me in a better frame of mind, especially since it evokes a sort of glamour that never overheats. I used Ilaya Allen’s pretty chair for the Gacha Garden as my pose prop and the gorgeous new jewelry from Mea Carnell that she is featuring at the Cosmopolitan Room.

The First Week of August

Hair pulled casually up is the perfect look and Mina Nakamura’s style for the Gacha Garden doesn’t go over board in fussiness. I took out Sopha Portal’s appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and had a ball trying on different makeups. I will caution that Sopha’s skins tend towards the very light—this “India” tone is like no Indian person I have ever known but is, nevertheless, very pretty, especially with her accompanying makeups. The HUDs are a little annoying. You need to wear one for the skin and then another to apply the shadow and yet another for the lipstick, and the versions on the HUD are merely names—not colors or photos of the colors or styles. I much prefer Monicuzza Babenco’s graphic HUD to Sopha’s. The better feature of the HUDs, howevr, is that Sopha offers a creaseless as well as a creased eye so you can choose your look accordingly.

The First Week of August

Hair: MINA Hair – Yenna (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Gacha Garden *

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

Skin applier: [MUDSKIN]_Yui(LeLutka Applier)_India with [MUDSKIN]_Yui Lipcolors_Med2 Tone(LeLutka Applier) and [MUDSKIN]_EyeShadow Collection Vol2_Dark Tone(LeLutka Applier) by Sopha Portal for MUDSKIN, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: Ellaria Salmon Tr by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at the Fantasy Collective *

Jewelry: Meva UbanZen set by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Chair: 05. [ILAYA] Vintage Armchair RARE by Ilaya Allen for ILAYA, available at Gacha Garden *

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

The First Week of August

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Gorgeous hair!

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

You knew Mina Nakamura would come up with some great casual styles for Hair Fair. She’s one of the engines of hair production in SL, grinding out great styles for events. Her three looks proves she has developed her work over the years. With a great texture-change HUD and a clear desire to make styles in her vision, getting a Mina hair means you will be getting something well crafted which doesn’t look like all the others.

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Inka Mexicola has brought this delicate, lovely skin to Kustom9. With this casual look, it’s pretty and sexy. My outfit from Kim Lysette includes her great textures and style with a bit of fun thrown in and I wore Caelan Hancroft’s cute necklace to accent the look.

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • MINA Hair – Nicolet
  • MINA Hair – Lizzy
  • MINA Hair – Grace

Skin: Essences [Lou-Ann] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

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

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

Outfit: LEGENDAIRE ONE MORE TIME by Kim Lysette for Legendaire *

Necklace: Cae :: Heart of Glass :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft for Cae *

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

Mina at Hair Fair 2015

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would

~ “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline is feeling free and easy with this pretty long shirt from Miffyhoi Rosca, which she is featuring at Shiny Shabby this round. Made from fitted mesh, it fit over my Maitreya body pretty darn well and came in several lovely colors. I matched it up with the gorgeous found-object necklace from AvaGardner Kungler that she is offering at the Cosmopolitan Room and darling t-strap pumps from JourdanMcMillan, also available at Shiny Shabby.

Sweet Caroline

My messy braids are the beautiful creation of Mina Nakamura for Kustom9 and have lovely face-framing, growing-out bangs with a gorgeous texture (which looks like our Caroline is growing out some dark ends). I popped the color of the necklace in my eyes with peepers from Soleil Reid. And Ensorcelante has made a custom set of skins for Shiny Shabby which include a pretty spectacular set of appliers-in-one HUD with mesh faces (Slink, LeLutka, Genesis, andTMP)  and then bodies (Belleza, Maitreya, Banned, Lena, and Slink).

Sweet Caroline

Hair: MINA Hair – Yuliya (materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

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

Head applier: **[PUMENS]  – .:SCARLETT:. SKIN –  SUMMER – ** by Ensorcelante for Pumens, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Aqua by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Shirt: =Zenith=Oversize Shirt (Rose) fitted mesh by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Kunglers) Yvonne necklace – Quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoe: Rebel Gal::Janis Patent Platf.Maitreya/Gold by JourdanMcMillan for Rebel Gal, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Sweet Caroline

Mary

Mary

No, I won’t
Never once
Make you cry
Just to kiss
Oh, I’ll miss
Your goodbye

~ “Mary” by Kings of Leon

Mary

I liked this song by Kings of Leon and thought it suited this casual look perfectly. Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus recently came out with a short leather jacket that has optional camisole or tank and is typical of L&B, the HUD includes color change for everything, with a bonus set of laces that overlay the camisole so you can have a silk camisole or this lace in black or white. For one small price, it’s a very versatile look with many color choices. I explored them all while I was trying to match to the necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed, and aligned colors to match Maxi’s color combos. Finally Beanster Potato’s darling high-waisted mesh jeans also come with several choices so I could find this darker denim.

Mary

Inka Mexicola has released this skin set in its entirety at her store. With several brow options, appliers for nearly everything you need (I used the Matreya Lara mesh body appliers here), and beautifully rendered features (omg those lips!), it’s a unique, beautiful skin for a fresh look. My wavy hair is Mina Nakamura’s beautiful almost windblown look for the Fameshed third anniversary.

Mary

Hair: MINA Hair – Elvire – Natural (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences [Imogen] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Space by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Jacket with Camisole: L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”   Leather Jacket with L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”  Camisole AddOn by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: 20.FIVE Mesh: Vintage Jeans by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Skylla Immortal Horse – G4 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Mary