Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

~ “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi

A casual summer look starts with a lace top from Apple May for Shiny Shabby. She has made several versions of this top including those to fit the Freya and Isis bodies from Belleza (yay!) and the lace is a lovely texture for many looks. I paired it with a flirty skirt from LouLou Teichmann and darling flat sandals from Monicuzza Babenco, both also featured at Shiny Shabby. My great necklace set is Mirja Mills’ great boho set for My Attic, which goes perfectly with the casual clothes I have on. I am showing ValiantCo’s terrific cab sofa for Uber, part of their city theme. It includes a ton of single poses and cuddles and a few adult.

Big Yellow Taxi

Shyla Diggs has released a new skin for Uber with eyebrows in separate shades beyond the typical blonde, brown, etc. I am really glad to see this because sometimes a blonde brow is just too light, for example. The makeups, as always, are subtle but fashionable and the features are gorgeous. Because of the dark blonde brows, I was able to wear this shade of M4ri1yn Magic’s hair for Shiny Shabby, two braids which come with and without the hat, which also includes its own variations via HUD. The whole look is a little folksy, a bit of pop, just like Joni Mitchell’s song.

Big Yellow Taxi

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\  Koca hair [with hat ] by M4ri1yn Magic for ~Tableau Vivant~, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: -Belleza- Amber Uber SK 1 Dk Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Lace Tops (Belleza Isis) – White by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Bauhaus Movement – Switchback  MIDNIGHT Skirt by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace set: .:EMO-tions:. * ABIGAIL * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

Nail applier: [LB Chrome Brown] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: *YS&YS* Santorini Flats Mail (Belleza) by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Couch: [Con.] Checkered Cab Seat – A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Uber *

Big Yellow Taxi

Amacci for Hair Fair 2015

Amacci for Hair Fair 2015

Yet more hair!

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

One of the reasons I look forward to Hair Fair every year is because I get to see work by creators I don’t always encounter in my regular SL. Some are doing other things like clothing or jewelry or skins normally and make hair mostly for Hair Fair because hair is not their primary creation.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Carina Larsen is one of those. While she does hair, she also does a bunch of other great content, so hair is simply not her main line, but gosh, when she does hair, she does it beautifully. She is donating a portion of sales from FIVE hairs at Hair Fair this year and each one of them is gorgeous. With two updos, two ponytails (one that is an add on for a hairbase) and one sexy long hair, you are bound to find something (or some things) that will make you happy. She includes a great texture change HUD with some fabulous textures. And her styles are classics—wearable, usable and lovely.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Carina’s lovely styles combine perfectly with Nena Janus’ sublime applier for the LeLutka heads. It’s not a shape Nena has employed before (wider set eyes, poutier lips) but she was up to the task of making them look fabulous with her great skins.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

My lingerie, which you can see very little of, is a new little set from Mariska Simons, which includes appliers for every meh body you can think of and variations of the bra/panties/garters/stockings combo.

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Carina Larsen for Amacci, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • Amacci Hair – Maud
  • Amacci Hair – Aurora 1
  • Amacci Hair – Desire 2
  • Amacci Hair – Jasmine
  • Amacci Hair – Amelie

Mesh head: LeLutka Stella HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Milla -Sunkiss -Set 1 w/freckles by Nena Janus for League

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

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Harlequin: Cream Velvet Corset w/ Omega & Slink by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Necklace: .:EMO-tions:. * PEARL* necklace by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Amacci at Hair Fair 2015

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

More from Hair Fair? You betcha!

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

I love Mirja Mills’ hair for Hair Fair this year. Long, flowing, wavy or straight, it’s downright seriously sexy. Mirja has brought her A-game to this year’s fair with some gorgeous made mesh hair with her sensational colors on her texture-change HUD. With each hair purchase kicking a percentage to Wigs for Kids, it’s a no-brainer to look sexy while helping kids.

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

I thought a sexy bohemian look suited this hair so I used Moonbubble Gothly’s fantastic new appliers for my top and wore Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ awesome mesh bell bottoms for my outfit. Clicking the HUD, I found a great slate jean and black belt with silver buckle that echoed the silver in the gorgeous ethnic-inspired jewelry from Mea Carnell that she is featuring at Tres Chic. I dressed up Sawsan Secretspy’s luscious skin (that now has updated Belleza appliers so the hands and feet are covered) with eyes and lips from Constance Daehlie. It was a lot of fun putting this look together.

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • .:EMO-tions:. * ROSI*
  • .:EMO-tions:. * STEPHANIE*
  • .:EMO-tions:. * LILIAH*

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Fatma Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

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

Makeup: #adored – cindy shadows – smog and #adored – vague lips – 90s – barrymore by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: [ bubble ] Double Ragged Tops Fatpack v2 using [ bubble ] Top Appliers HUD – Prune by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ] *

Jeans: L&B Swear “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: Meva Fusion Necklace and Earrings by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Tres Chic (opens July 17) *

Nail applier: [LB Ombre1] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Emo-tions at Hair Fair 2015

Rumored to Be Real

Rumored to Be Real

Think I’m drowning in an ocean
But I love the way she pulls me under

I see you when I close my eyes
Rumoured to be real

~ “Rumored To Be Real” by Bee’s Knees feat. Marty Rod

Rumored To Be Real

I need some bright blue sky for the summer, so I chose this bright blue sky dress from Flutter Memel for Collabor88 to start the basis of this cheerful look. Available in several colors and prints (including several fruit-themed looks), this long t-shirt/tunic is a casual and loose summer look. Add high platforms from Senzati0n Domenitzo for On9 and Maxi Gossamer’s Indian-inspired jewelry for Fameshed, and it’s a bright summer ensemble.

Rumored To Be Real

Mirja Mills is featuring this awesome pile of cornrows at On9 in all her great colors and textures for girls who need to get their hair up. Nicole Button has just come out with this luscious skin in her store. The skin includes appliers for everything, including the Maitreya body and add-ons like the pretty moles I put with the skin.

Rumored To Be Real

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ASHANTI * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at On9 *

Skin: Egozy.Vida (Nougat).SOFT with Egozy.Vilda.Eyebrows DarkRed.(Add)(Nougat) and Egozy.Vilda.Moles by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – woodsman – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Lana Tunic – Ocean by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at Collabor88 *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings E1 – Esmeralda Gypsy Queen by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Navy Stripes Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at On9 *

Shoes: Essenz – Munich (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Rumored To Be Real

My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

A blond in a red dress can do without introductions–but not without a bodyguard. ~ Rona Jaffe

The Bodyguard

Allow me to introduce myself and my bodyguard, tucked under my skirt, lending intrigue to this look. Start with the darling dress from ValentinaEvangelista, styled with a full ruffled skirt and decolletage, which is deceivingly low. I paired it with sexy heels from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a choker from Takuya Jinn, which are both exclusives at Shiny Shabby, and of course a blade in a garter from Sion Bedrosian.

The Bodyguard

My gorgeous skin is Shyla Diggs’ exclusive for the upcoming Uber, a gorgeous, almost vintage look with luscious lips, beautifully defined brows (even in blonde) and her always gorgeous features. And I love the new hair Mirja Mills is featuring at My Attic. For a very low price, you can get this vintage ‘do with a texture change HUD, each featuring several tones. This one’s a keeper!

The Bodyguard

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

Skin: -Belleza- Claudia Uber SK 1 Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit FEET ONLY by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: V.e. Have You Forgotten Dress Red by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Choker: ::GB:: Maria Choker by Takuya Jinn for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby*

Garter: ‘Little Secret’ Knife Garter *DeSSion* by Sion Bedrosian for *DeSSion*

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Belleza – Bright Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Town (Slink) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

The Bodyguard

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

~ “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

Tangled Up in Blue

I am looking forward to an evening out in Poulet Koenkamp’s elegant mesh gown. It’s a premade mesh gown I have seen others using but Poulet has dressed it up with a mesh scarf and her great textures, which makes all the difference. I dressed it up with lightning rod earrings from Constance Daehlie for Anybody and her awesome nail set, which can be used on the Maitreya hands. I heard that the thing is to have the ring finger painted a contrasting color (which I had done with my last manicure in RL) and Constance has done that in this set.

Tangled Up in Blue

Umazuma Metaluna has created a set appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and they have character and beauty. I really like how she defined the eyes with a deeper lid and bags under the eyes. I used the gift makeup to do my eyes and lips and adjusted the length of my face and the centering of my eyes so I could get what I considered an ideal look. Then I wore Mirja Mills’ gorgeous braided updo that she had for an event last month and has put in her store over the beautiful hairbase included with Uma’s applier.

Tangled Up in Blue

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * IMANI * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Head:  .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Silke Smokey Eyeshadow (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Sophia Gown -all colors- MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: #adored – chained lightning earring – silver by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Nail appliers: #adored – firebolt mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Milan (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Tangled Up in Blue

The Promise

The Promise

If you need a friend
Don’t look to a stranger
You know in the end, I’ll always be there
But when you’re in doubt
And when you’re in danger
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there

~ “The Promise” by Sturgill Simpson

The Promise

One of my favorite love songs lately has been the one I quote from Sturgill Simpson. It’s a country tune, highly unlikely for me, but so beautifully sung and played, I can’t help but love it, especially its message of friendship and support. And I sport a pre-Valentine’s Day look to match the love with this darling dress from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at the With Love fair. In custom mesh with great textures, a great feature of Ivy’s work, the dress comes with off-shoulder sweetness and a lot of style. I donned Senzati0n Domenitzo’s shoes from the With Love Fair and custom mesh jewelry from Mirja Mills, also from the fair.

The Promise

Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous skins for the OMGacha are a bargain when you consider each is a beautiful piece of work for a ridiculously low price, tradable so you can get the whole set. I sugared up the look with pretty pink lips from Constance Daehlie and a beauty mark from AnyBody. And Truth Hawks recently came out with this lovely curly hair pulled back, an ideal style for a romantic look.

The Promise

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Essences [Alice OMGacha06] medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at OMGacha *

Lipstick: #adored – belle matte – kisses by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – midnight – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Beauty mark: #adored – madame beauty mark – monroe – R by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: ~Sassy!~ With Love dress – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the With Love Fair *

Necklace: .:EMO-tions.. * all my LOVE * necklace by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at the With Love Fair *

Shoes: Essenz – Florence (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the With Love Fair *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

The Promise