Winners

Winners

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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I have been thinking a lot more about serious issues lately because of the elections in the US and the tension with the police. I can only heed Gandhi’s words and face things with hope. SL provides a little joy and beauty and good distraction from all that, especially when you have great creations to show like this zigzag dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby. Valentina always follows her own style and seems to find a joy in creating original new pieces with great colors (check out these zigzags) and sexy features. This top drops down so I wore an applier from one of Mariska Simons’ lingerie sets. Funky platform shoes from TomClaney include a great color-change HUD for different elements of the shoes. Aikea Reiko has created a lovely set of jewelry for Epiphany.

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Ele Brandi has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa mesh heads for Shiny Shabby. I tinted up the lips with the handy makeup HUD and found a great look to go with Mirja Mills’ beautiful hair for Hair Fair 2016. Mirja is unfailingly generous in her talents and time for events like Hair Fair. She is offering five beautiful styles for this year’s Hair Fair and a set of jewelry as a gift for any comers.

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Hats seem to be Mirja’s theme this year and each hair comes with a beautifully-styled hat with additional colors offered via the hair tinting HUDs. You can color the hat, flowers, and band separately to create a beautiful look. The long hair with a straw hat is a perfect look for summer while the gorgeous curly ‘do (which looks an awful lot like my RL hair when it dries right I realized), is a great throwback look to the 70s but wonderful for today too.

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Mirja tried her hand at a great looking mesh in two hats. This hat has a pretty hydrangea covering a low-tied bun.

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And this mesh hat includes a cheerful striped hair band with pretty blousy flowers and is tied in the back with another ribbon (see my close up).

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Finally, Mirja could not keep out her braided hair for Hair Fair, and this is a darling, side-tied look below a pretty wavy hat.

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Hair:

Skin applier: ::Modish::[Catwa] Nata (T01)Face Applier HUD by Ele Brandi for Modish, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Candy V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Dress: :V.e. Zigzag Dress MAITREYA Teal by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lingerie applier: ~Blacklace~ Lydia: Cyan Lace Omega by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Necklaces: :[P]:- Lune Necklaces:// Goldenesque and :[P]:- Spire Quartz Pendant [Long]:// Goldenesque by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Epiphany *

Rings: :[P]:- Bea Ringset [Maitreya-Right]:// Goldenesque by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Epiphany *

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – Licky Moo by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: >VeNuS<>ShOeS< SANDALS SOPHIA FOR  MAITREYA by tomclaney for >VeNuS<>ShOeS<

Poses: (HUD)SLC SS Pose – watch me by manmoth Nishi for Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute, available at ROMP *

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The Door Ajar

The Door Ajar

I leave the door ajar
so that sometime it might
tempt you to try.

~ Traditional Flamenco

The Door Ajar

Sands Leavitt pulled a double whammy recently with a sexy outfit at Uber and a great corset at We <3 RP. I decided to mix n match the two for this stunning look. Since Sands is a game artist anyway, he gets “materials” in SL and has included the feature with his mesh pieces, which you can see from the lights bouncing off the leather of the corset and jeans. (I took my photos at the beautiful Elysion and you can see a red lamp’s light on my hip and another light on my backside, diffused on the leather texture.) The corset comes in two pieces so if you wish to forgo the top part, you can have a single sexy corset for your look. I accessorized with ankle boots from Glamistry and the gorgeous geometric gacha jewelry Mea Carnell has out for Gacha Guardians. The 100 Block is opening on April 9 and Zozicon has great nail appliers for Matreya, Omega and Slink available.

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Umazuma Metaluna is releasing this smokey-eyed skin at Collabor88 this round and once again, I am blown away by the beauty of the features and the sexiness of the makeup. I admit I tinted the lip a little using the Catwa hud colors and blending it so I had a deeper lip. My mysterious eyes are Uma’s feature for The Chapter Four. I have been waiting for new eyes from her and I am not disappointed! Mirja Mills has made this lovely braid with wisps that float about the face for Hairology, which is opening April 10. It’s almost, but not quite, a Lara Croft look.

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Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * KRISTEN * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening April 10 *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sonya (Catwa Skin Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

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

Top: [Azuchi] Natasha Corset Maitreya Red by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at We Love RP *

Pants: [Azuchi] Kylie Pants Maitreya Black by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available at Uber *

Nails: {ZOZ} Urban Queen Black Tip Polish (Maitreya) HUD by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Jewelry: Meva Salmi Bangle, Ring and Earrings in black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available for Gacha Guardians *

Boots: Glamistry : NEMESIA AnkleBoots – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Taken at Elysion

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Patina

Patina

“[P]atina itself is worth appreciating. Patina is the value that age puts on an object…. It is experience, maturity, the soft sheen of time. Patina wasn’t present at the spanking-new creation. It comes from a life lived.” ~ John Yemma

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Split Screen Installation is back and running under Dividni Shostakovich’s curation (yay!) and he has Rebeca Bashly’s piece, Chronophobia, up right now. It’s an awesome piece (as in fills one with awe) with pantina’d skeletons on crumbling pedestals high up in the air. This is why mesh is so great to have in SL—we can have art like this. I wore a dress from Faullon for Shiny Shabby, a sexy mesh clingy number that has a great texture over a great shape. Sometimes hips in mesh dresses are squared off but not this one—all luscious curves and fits like a glove over my Maitreya body. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s lace up high heels from Whore couture add some sexiness without sleaziness and Maxi Gossamer’s pearls for Fameshed finish the look with a touch of class.

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AtomicSparkle Skytower will be at Skin Fair this year with her fabulous skins for system faces and mesh bodies. I love this beautiful look with a luscious skin on the body (though I am hiding quite a bit) and a perfectly made-up face to which you could add makeup layers. Mirja Mills is offering this beautifully flowing, pulled to the side hair for Hairology when it opens on the 10th. This dark blonde tint is gorgeous, I think.

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Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MAGNA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening March 10 *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-Alexia-Sun-Nude-Lt by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE*, available at Skin Fair, opening March 11 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

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

Dress: RAMA – Luana Suede Asymmetric Dress ‘Peanut’ Maitreya Lara by faullon for RAMA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tranquilla Pearls – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Verde (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Photos taken at Split Screen Installation Space: Chronophobia by Rebeca Bashly

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I’d Like You for Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I’d Like You for Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I’d like you for Christmas
Please make my wish come true
Cos I’d trim trees and deck the hallways
If I know you’d be mine for always

~ “I’d Like You for Christmas” by Julie London

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

Some of my most romantic moments have occurred during the holidays. Maybe more are to come. That’s why it’s great that Erratic Rain came out with this absolutely drop-dead set of lingerie just in time for the holidays. With bra, panties, corset, stockings, and thong, it allows for lots of mix and match looks without the over-the-top showgirl look of a lot of lingerie. And it fits perfectly to the Maitreya body. I accessorized with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s fabulous pumps and the gorgeous earrings that Mirja Mills is giving as today’s gift in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Lots of people know Mirja for her hair, but she also does other mesh creations, especially intricate jewelry, so it’s a privilege to receive these earrings as a gift.

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

Umazuma Metaluna has come out with a set of sexy appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads for Collabor88, so I opted for the luscious toffee tone and enjoyed finding a most kissable expression on the head with the new Expressions feature. Thora Charron has created a line of animated hairs under the “Swish” sublabel and a lock of my hair in front moved slightly in a breeze. Astralia is offering this mistletoe hair piece at Christmas on 34th Street, a giftable set that you might give to a friend as a hint or wear yourself to gin up some romance for your holiday. Mr. Beresford was much inclined when he saw it on me.

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

I took my photos at Elysion, which is a picture perfect sim because Syn Beresford (distantly related cousin, yes—talent clearly runs in the family) has created an adult atmosphere that includes beautiful dreamlike spaces and rollicking parties on the weekends. I am including a photo of the touching display Syn has built for the victims in Paris, a reminder to all of us that SL is entwined with RL, and we are all part of a bigger global community.

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

Hair: .LeLutka.Kennedy hair.FIT.A.Swish by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Linda (LeLutka Applier) toffee by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – earth by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

Lingerie: erratic / valentina – brassiere / crimson (maitreya) with erratic / valentina – knickers / crimson (maitreya), erratic / valentina – suspender / crimson (maitreya) and erratic / valentina – stockings HUD (maitreya) black by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Collabor88 *

Hair piece: Astralia – Mistletoe Ribbon (fatpack) by Astralia for Astralia, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Earrings: .:EMO-tions:. *MOMENTS* EARRING by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available December 12 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Shoes: Essenz – Rio de Janeiro (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

I’d Like You for Christmas--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 12

Tangled–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

Tangled–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Tangled—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

I have the tree up, lights on, some décor put out, but I had to get to a holiday party. I had this festive dress from Ever Wonder, a lovely mesh piece she was selling at Designer Showcase that included a texture change HUD so I could try a few colorways on. I slipped on my new shoes from Glamistry and great jewelry from Maxi Gossamer for this month’s Fameshed and rushed out the door to the party.

Now, you all know I have a new dog named Ziggy. She is a darling mutt, full of joy and life and coziness too. But she’s also still a bit of a puppy and she finds her way into things she shouldn’t frequently. For example, she has found (and chewed) slippers I forgot I had. She has chewed the hem on a sweater of mine (after she laid all over it). And she’s chewed up three iPad charging cords. (What the appeal is, I have no idea.) So I should have felt a little trepidation about leaving her loose with the holiday decorations out but I was already late.

Sure enough, she got into the tree. Thanks to today’s gift from Garvie Garzo in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, I have a perfect representation of Ziggy (though she’s not the same breed). When I rezzed the gift, I laughed because, yep, that’s my dog and somehow Garvie has met her. Garvie went to considerable pains to create a pet that would make you smile for the holidays, so I hope you rush to the calendar to grab this silly puppy to add warmth to your own home.

Tangled—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

Monicuzza Babenco has made a lovely applier for the Catwa mesh head at the Dressing Room Fusion. At a ridiculously low price, it’s absolute beauty on a budget with the beautiful features and freckles (!). Mirja Mills has created this elegant updo with a pearl-studded scarf for all your holiday dress up, also discount priced for My Attic. So I can still smile, though I will be replacing all the lights.

Tangled—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 4

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ROBERTA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

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

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Patricia Tone03 Skin Applier – Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Old Book by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Dress: Stardust Gown – Holiday – MAITREYA by Ever Wonder  for More Than Ever, available at the Designer Showcase *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Sophia Faceted Jewelled Collar and MG – Earrings – Sophia Faceted Jewels by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

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

Décor:

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Pet: Holiday Hound by Garvie Garzo for meadowWorks, available December 4 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *