What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing.
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year’s eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?

~ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Ella Fitzgerald

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Wow, I love this song. I love Ella’s voice and the longing. I am not sure what you are doing New Year’s Eve, but I am going to be dressing up and enjoying champagne, date or not. I chose this sparkly look from Polyester Partridge that she is featuring at Uber. (I forewent the sash.) The mesh itself is basic but the texture is fabulous, which is why I loved it. The price was a winner too! I accessorized with pearls from Sigifaust for Shiny Shabby and AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous earrings for Shiny Shabby that I show up close.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

The show stopper of this look is, of course, pepehair’s gorgeous new skin for Shiny Shabby, an applier for the Catwa Annie mesh head that is absolutely amazing. Coupled with the applier for the Maitreya body, it’s a stunning look that is showing up on blogs and in photos all over the grid. She has created liners, shadows and lipsticks for the skin as well, but I chose to tint with the colors on Catwa’s HUD. Miu Edman’s pretty updo for Uber adds a simple elegance to my look.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Hair: +elua+ Gemma_Darkbrown [unrigged] by Miu Edman for +elua+, available at Uber

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

Skin applier with eyes: Pepe – Catwa Khadijah Skin (Espresso) Natural HUD with Pepe – Khadijah Eyes by pepehair for Atelier Pepe, available at Shiny Shabby

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

Dress: (NO) Beaded Sweetheart Gown  – Antique by Polyester Partridge for Nylon Outfitters, available at Uber

Necklace: ieQED fifi.pearl.necklace.white by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail applier: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Sardinia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Katya Valeska for an lar *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

“To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else’s heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.”  ~ Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

I’ve been holding on to this quote for a bit for a look that makes me fall in love, and this one did. It’s the colors of the dress from Spooky Mistwallow, and the style. Spooky includes a HUD that allows switches between 6 colors on the dress and 6 on the skirt, all complimentary for the palette you choose, and I loe this brown set. The style of the dress is flirty and soft and sophisticated, especially belted at the waist.

Well maybe it’s the shoes really that I really love. Strappy and sexy, they are one of two pairs that Eku Zhong is selling for 21 Shoe, and they are ONLY ON SALE TODAY, the 21st, so do not delay in getting them. Eku is a quiet one, making her sexy shoes and softly putting them out for shoe warriors to snatch up and sex up the grid.

Love in the Time of Cholera

It’s the skin. That is key here. Umazuma Metaluna has outdone herself on this one. The tone of the skin, the freckles, the features, the beautiful full lips, groomed eyebrows, gentle blush. I gasped when I saw myself. This may not be a look for everyone. It’s certainly not your typical dolly face. Uma has imbued this face with character and beauty.

It might be the eyes. I have been showing a lot of Constance Daehlie’s eyes and makeup and I am completely in love with these dark brown peepers. It’s hard to do a brown eye right, and she pulls it off by giving light to the eyes.

Then perhaps it’s the hair. I loved this short cut from Miu Edman when it premiered at Hair Fair and ran to get the brown for this ensemble. I personally LOVE short hair on women and wish I could pull it off myself. It’s a great style to show off these ginormous earrings from Donatela Couturier.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Hair: +elua+ Ursula_Darkbrown by Miu Edman for +elua+

Skin: [theSkinnery] Zuri – Bare face (toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Zuri – waterline eyeliner by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery],available at the Fantasy Collective *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: :KR: Sardinia Dress  – Browns by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock Couture *

Earrings: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Cigana Earring by Donatela Couturier for [Modern.Couture]

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Ma Vie Les Vernis Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie, available at District 5

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: KoiKoi Little Black Shoe by eku Zhong for KoiKoi for 21 Shoe (get ‘em NOW) *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Ballroom Romance

If I wanted, I could do a daily blog just about evening gowns in SL. There is such a preponderance of them that the content alone could occupy a person for a year. Why evening gowns? Well, first of all there is the prevalence of couples dancing in SL, particularly at popular spots like Franks and Phat Cats, Bogart’s and Bubbly. It’s not enough to wear a big prim skirt anymore—you have to be really dressed up. Second, the flexi prims that can be put on skirts are just too cool not to make into formal gowns. To see them move, to imagine yourself dancing—it’s one of the most evocative pleasures of SL.

Ballroom Romance

Mami Jewell has been focusing on the evening gown market for a couple years, and her work is growing in excellence. She has included the vital elements of great gowns—beauty, elegance, and sexiness. I saw this one in her store last night and it was a must-have. With its beautifully rendered system top (complete with satiny pulls and wrinkles) and its graceful flowing skirt, this dress is the epitome of all that is right about Mami’s designs. Turn around and the princess neckline easily flows into a low cut back (but not so low I am embarrassed, as I have seen with some gowns). The ribbon tied around the neck is the perfect accompaniment to this gown, accenting the back and tying up the design.

Ballroom Romance

Miu Edman has a few hair styles that I have come to find serve as staples in my wardrobe. This is one of them. This stacked updo with its romantic tendrils works well for most evening gowns, adding height and elegance to any ensemble.

Ballroom Romance

Ready to dance:

Hair: :MIRONE: ADIE V2_cherry by Miu Edman for :MIRONE:

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) VIP exclusive by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Dress: -AZUL- Ingrid Turquoise by Mami Jewell at –AZUL-

Earrings: (Miriel) Countess Earrings – Silver/White Pearl by Miriel Enfield for (Miriel) (No longer available :( )