Welcome Back, Casja!

One of the members of our fashion bloggers group, Casja, has been literally “away from keyboard” taking care of personal RL stuff. Casja has always been a cheerful and knowledgeable contributor to our group as she is a prolific blogger herself at It’s Only Fashion. Her positive attitude, thoughtful commentary, and kind and generous demeanor has always made SL a better place. Her absence was truly felt. The frequent reports from her BFF Gidge in Plurk assured us she was coming back soon, and now she is back, all I can say is “Welcome Back, Casja!”

While Casja can’t dance in RL yet, I hope she finds an opportunity to do so on SL soon. Her friend Maht (whom she introduced me to) will be having his annual 26.2 hour Mahrathon to raise money for Heifer International’s Honduras Project. This means Maht will sit his butt down at his computer for 26.2 hours to spin tunes to help raise money–all by himself. He does the playlist, he spins the tunes (which are top-class selections), he suffers the consequences to his health and sleep habits. Last year he got $600, which all went to Heifer International. This year he hopes to meet or beat that figure.

The insanity starts at the Velvet (the original alt club in SL) on Friday, December 3 at 2:48 pm SLT (don’t ask me why that time exactly) and will end at 5:00 pm SLT the next day, at which time Maht will retire to his bed and sleep for 14 hours straight. Every donor will receive FREE donated content (last year I got some nice things like a t-shirt and jewelry).

Welcome Back!

In honor of Casja’s return, I put on a party dress—something for going to a club and dancing the night away. Dick Wiesel knows all about a good party with his short, sexy dresses. This one, from his new Nomi series, includes his beautiful grungy denim textures and a clever prim at the bust that makes the top look like it’s stretched across (as opposed to clinging to the avatar) plus a sexy tie in back. I love the belt with its double buckles on each side.

Welcome Back!

My skin is from Nena Janus’ newest line, and it’s a stunner in this coloring. I would say that our girl’s self-satisfied smile here is because she looks so darn good. I really like how Nena renders the makeup on the face, the beautiful collarbone, the almost sensuous body features. Nothing is over-dodged, which I am seeing a lot in skins these days but shimmers with a pretty sunkissed glow.

The hair is a new one from Truth Hawks, called Joey. I love its punk look. I tried it on yesterday when I was styling my guy, thinking “Joey” was for a men’s hair. It didn’t look right on my guy but it looks smashing on my girl.

Welcome Back!

My boots are from a new line by Sissy Pessoa. They come in plain colors or exotic skins like this brown python you see here. With the sassily tied ribbon of leather around the ankle, the stiletto heel and side zip, and the gorgeous toe, this boot is sure to make your wardrobe sexier just by being there.

Welcome Back!

“Harper suggested I say [Casja’s] the peanut butter to my jelly, which is patently ridiculous, as everyone knows I’m the allergen and she’s the sweet one.” ~ Maht Wuyts

Hair: >TRUTH< Joey Streaked – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

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

Dress: :. WoE .: Nomi Twain Jean Dress (Frost) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .:  *

Bangles: *YS&YS* Bone Bangles L by Monyka Benelli for *YS&YS*

Boots: Baiastice_Bow-back Ankle Boots-brown pyton by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Peek-A-Boo

A lot of sexy clubwear gives you a full view of everything out there. I am seeing a lot of low hip jeans, deep cut tops, and peek-a-boo nipples and uh, intergluteal cleft. But what if you want to be sexy and provocative in another way?

Peek A Boo

The peek-a-boo ripped sleeves on this top might serve that purpose. I chose this dress from Janie Marlowe, a veteran of SL clothing, as a dress I might want to take out dancing. With it’s ripped sleeves, it’s contemporary and shows some skin, but not in the typical areas. There is something very sexy, though, about a girl who has fabric torn in a sort of animalistic way. The skirt, of course, is quite short. I will say that.

Peek A Boo

I, again, wear this skin from Gala Phoenix because it has that sort of glowy youthfulness with the “raccoon eyes” that comes off as sexy after a night of dancing in a hot club. (And hit has great collarbones, which show under this little lock choker from Launa Fauna.) The almost-sweaty seeming hair is from Mirja Mills, who is kicking out funky and wonderful hair an at unprecedented rate.

Peek A Boo

Finally more peek-a-boo, this time in the boots. Magnifico Miggins makes a great boot here, employing a brilliant leather texture over a very stylish cut-out lattice work boot with sexy zips up the back.

Peek A Boo

Crank it up!

Hair: CRISS hair ( blood) by Mirja Mills for EMO – tions

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Raccoon 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Dress: * **MIS** In Tomb by Janie Marlowe for Mischief

Choker: Lock Choker. by Launa Fauna for LF Fashions

Earrings: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for Sweetest Sin

Boots: z [mm] cage boot special by Magnifico Miggins for Magnifico Exclusive Shoes *

Tomorrow’s Laundry

A friend of mine had a mom who said, “That dress is so short I can see tomorrow’s laundry.” My own grandmother said, “If it gets any shorter, she will have two more cheeks to powder!” The fun thing is in SL, you can wear the skirt and still get away with it!

Tomorrow's Laundry

Today I am showing ‘tomorrow’s laundry” with a dress from Shiryu Musashi. Shiryu left SL to finish school but he’s back with his luscious hand-drawn textures and exacting detail. Check out the tiny little frog closures he made for the dress on the collar and chest. This dress is short and sexy—the ideal item for looking sexy and cute.

Tomorrow's Laundry

Mouse Mimistrobell is producing like mad—jewelry and now hair. I wore a brilliant blue this time—not my usual color (not even when i am 80), but it just looked so good with Shiryu’s dress. I ran to Cupcake a month or so ago to snatch up her gift sets—what a great idea—a few skins of the same makeup with a dress. Instant makeover.

Tomorrow's Laundry

And the other piece of this complete and great outfit are JB Gazov’s to-die-for boots, this time to the knee. (I showed them short a couple days ago.) He has improved on his old zipped side boots (yes, I have those too—I was shopping JB before he had toes!) and the shape, the style, the colors are all amazing.

Tomorrow's Laundry

The girl who doesn’t mind a little wind beneath her… wings…

Hair: *Dark Mouse* Cyntra (Blue) by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Skin: *CUPCAKES – Enchanted – Sepia – Gift 9 by Rosemary Galbraith for Cupcake

Dress: Tender Blossoms (Sea Emerald) by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do*

Earrings:++Je veux earring  turquoise++ by sucreee Menges for Je veux (apparently no longer available)

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round (11Colors) by JB Gazov for J’s

Thinking Green

I am, again this year, Costumer for Burning Life. That, in and of itself, is not that stupendous. I beg content creators to provide freebies for the masses of Burners coming to Burning Life. The best part of it is I get to meet some cool people as I am poking around looking for contributors. (And yes, if you are cool and want to contribute, contact me! I need everything!)

Thinking Green

One of the cool people I met was tanyaa Beaumont. I had never heard of her or her store (but that means nothing since I live under a turnip patch on my sim). I wandered over to her store and was delighted to see some bright new designs, great colors and fun clothes.

Take, for example, this mini. With its bright colors and perfectly matched seams (yes!), tanyaa has made a cute clubby dress with a funky texture. I can’t wait to see what she sends over for BL!

Thinking Green

I wore BG Planer’s smokin hot boots with the dress. Though BG clearly uses photo-sourced textures, they are employed cleverly and augmented with some great prim work. B&G also offers great toe shoes.. I will be sure to feature some in a future blog.

Wicked green eye makeup and a pale lip are ideal for this ensemble. Pulse’s new Valeries line continues to offer more and more make up choices for the lady who has to have everything matched to a T.

Thinking Green

Why green’s the thing:

Hair: ETD Gwen – Blonde by Elikapeda Tiramisu for Elika Tiramisu Designs (ETD)

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Sienna/Aqua by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: Lushh Boutique Random Dress Lime by tanyaa Beaumont for LUSHH Boutique

Boots: B&G BOTA ETERNITY – NEGRO – T000 by BG Planer for B&G

Bangles: ::eLDee:: Line bangles (green) by Lilyana Dryke for ::eLDee::