K-Drama

K-Drama

“There are flaws in romance, but love is perfect.” ~ Jaejoong, hottie oppa

K-Drama

One of my secret binge-watching enjoyments is K-Dramas, which I used to find on Crunchyroll (thank you, Erehwon) and now find on Hulu, Dramafever or Viki. They run, typically, 20 long episodes and contain an arc that carries through amazingly through those episodes. They are a modern Korean form  of soap opera with handsome oppas and down-to-earth young women. One of my favorite is “Coffee Prince,” a story about a young women who wants to become a barista, and disguises herself as a boy to do so. The owner of the shop, trying to evade his parents’ pressure about him getting married, enlists the “boy” to pretend to be his gay boyfriend. It’s a classic story of misrepresented identity (ala Shakespeare).

When I put together this look, the various shopaholic characters of the K-dramas came to mind. Today’s look is not the heroine but perhaps her nemesis, a woman of high fashion and elegant demeanor who may quite well manipulate those around her. Her couture choice of apparel is Mami Jewell’s latest outfit, a mesh ensemble in two pieces with a gold sash and gold accents. I paired pumps from Saki Galliazzo with the outfit because I could color match them with her handy HUD. A lovely hairpiece from Chirzaka Vlodovic completes my look. (I modified the color of the flower in the middle.) I also modified the roses on Piraiyah Novikov’s piece for Shiny Shabby. Pira is nice to leave things mod so his customers can do that.

K-Drama

Of course, the core of the look is Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous applier for Catwa heads for Shiny Shabby. While she made it for another head, it works just as well on the Annie head, which I have finally updated to v4.8. I love the glossy lips, the beautiful eyes and the way it overrides the mesh head alikeness problem. David Cooper’s (AKA dam1710) eyes are deep and dark, sparkling and sexy. Unlike many, I prefer a darker eye. Morphine Janick’s darling flip with bangs for Shiny Shabby is the perfect look for our elegant schemer. Maybe someday she will find her own true love.K-Drama

Hair: [monso] My Hair – Marie /Brown (no material) by Morphine Janick for [monso], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [KumiM01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie 4.8 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#30] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

Outfit: -AZUL- Jonelle /Champagne by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Headpiece: *LODE* Hat – BitterSweet [spring] (modified) by Chirzaka Vlodovic for *LODE*

Shoes: H@S Miss S Patent Leather – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

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

Décor: NOMAD // Garden Rose Urn Pink (modified) by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby *

K-Drama

Fierce Female

Fierce Female

“I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.” ~ Karen Hawkins

Fierce Female

Fierce women do exist. In fact, they outnumber the fierce men! Spooky Mistwallow just came out with this dress for her RP line, Mirage, and I put it on and felt my woman warrior emerge. Yeah, I know a warrior needs to be shielded and covered but this one is so lithe and fast she can fly through the air and get out without damage. The textures on the dress are so lush, especially the gold embroidery at the hem and bodice and the shape is sexy and my girl can be sexy and strong all at once.

Knee-high tie-up gladiator heels from Harry Hyx make the look even fiercer and sexier especially with serpent arm bracelets from Sissy Pessoa. I ran to the I Love Role Play gachas get gorgeous eyes from Filomena Quinnell and a raid horn from Thord Karu. I lucked out on my first try with both! And yes, fierce women can wear nail polish on their fingernails and toes—this one of Zozicon’s latest with beautiful spring textures and colors from the Pre-Release Gacha Garden.

Fierce Female

My skin is PeachieMuah’s latest for her doll series. I can imagine this skin could be a perfect doll-like skin on a different shape but on mine it turns out to be a little more sophisticated, despite the dimples. I love the liner around the eyes and their shape with well-groomed brows and a slight blush. My hair is a two-piece mesh beauty from Morphine Janick. I love the blonde texture and having it in two pieces allows the option to not wear the braid and just have the wind blown look.

Fierce Female

“I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.” ~ Margaret Mead

Hair: [monso] My Hair – Elsa/ Light Blonde by Morphine Janick for [monso]

Skin: (FreshFace) Belle Natural _ Smaller breasts by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Eyes: !Musa! Agate Eyes Wheat by Filomena Quinnell for Musa, available at We Love Roleplay

Dress: =Mirage= Ashwari Dress – Dark – Passion by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage= Arabian Treasure Company *

Sword: [HOT] Medieval Sword (In Right Hand) by Reynevan3

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Bag Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Magenta Purple – Fingernail Hud Single by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the Pre-Release Gacha Garden *

Bracelets: Baiastice_Snake Bracelet-red gold by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

Horn: Primus.X Raid Horn 1.2 (female) (silver) by Thord Karu for Primus Weapons, available at We Love Roleplay

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: ISON – lace-up gladiator sandals (plum) by Harry Hyx for Ison

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

I wish I had a river…

It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

I wish I had a river...

I am not a huge fan of on-location photos. The backgrounds kind of detract from the clothes, which is really what I am doing here. But Stephen Venkman and Cocovia Zoilin built a beautiful skating area on their sim and invited me over for skating today and I was very grateful after wrestling with gingerbread house icing. (It’s an adhesive—need I say more?)

Skating there reminded me of one of my favorite holiday songs by Joni Mitchell. I tried to dress appropriately and came up with this mashup of favorite designers. Sweater from Janie Marlowe, skirt from sachi Vixen, tights from Memai Avon, cowl from Morphine Janick (who has a sale on right now.. go go!), earmuffs from Antonia Marat and freakin excellent mittens from Nena Janus. A wind-kissed skin from Toast Bard gives me the touch of girlishness that skating requires.

I wish I had a river...

My skates are Bax Coen’s v2 set, which come in white, black, gold and silver with a new alpha layer option. She has packed them with the same resizing scripts from her boots and a skating AO that is quite nice. However, I opted to upgrade to Sala Snook’s AO, which has all sorts of fun stuff like jumps, skating moves, twirls, etc. The whole combination today made skating so pleasurable, especially in the crisp air of Stephen’s and Coco’s sim.

I wish I had a river...

I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

~ “River” by Joni Mitchell

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

Skin: (fd) Bird Skin – Dust 1 (Red Brows) by Toast Bard for fashionably dead

Sweater: **MIS** Bell Flower Sweater – Cranberry by Janie Marlowe for Mischief (no longer available but you can find some good stuff of hers at Jane)

Skirt: Adam n Eve Clothes – Cord Skirt – Black by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Ear Muffs: /artilleri/ Knit earmuffs! *black* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Cowl: [SG*] Desire – Purple by Morphine Janick for the Sweetest Goodbye

Mittens: *League* Sheepskin Mittens –Berry by Nena Janus for *League*

Stockings: [ Last Period ] socks 0001 Gray by Memai Avon for Last Period

Skates: BAX Ice Skates Black by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

AO: :KH: Ice Skate AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE

Stalking the Deal

The deal—it can be right there before your eyes, but to get your hands on it, to finally close—that requires a certain amount of stalking and cunning.

Stalking the Deal

For a woman, it’s sometimes harder to close the deal. The pressure about how you present is so strong—too sexual and you’re a mindless bimbo, too conservative and you’re unimaginative and frumpy. This look, put together from several elements, represents a woman who has sex appeal but also knows how to “git ‘er done” and done right. She doesn’t sacrifice her sexuality or femininity for a boring suit and she doesn’t sacrifice her integrity for bad business.

Onyx LeShelle helps break out of the boring suit trap with her new jacket (part of a set of clothing and shoes just released at Maitreya). With its almost tailored silhouette, it lacks the button-uptightness of most suits with its neutral linen colors and almost mandarin color. (And blessedly, the sculpties are mod so you can line the plackets up).

Stalking the Deal

Underneath a leopard print silk top, which I made from combining Morphine Janick’s bra with violett Ellils’ top (which lacked “coverage” when worn alone). Each piece separately would be too revealing. Together they worked. Long wool shorts from Migi Voom complete the look, showing a shapely leg but also provide a tailored and professional look.

The jewelry is where our businesswoman gets her touch of style. With leopard print hoops from violett Ellils and beautifully textured wild bangles from kikunosuke Eel, she pushes into the realm of dangerous (and she’s clearly careful about the details). Who wouldn’t want to seal the deal with her?

Stalking the Deal

Finally, shoes from cocoro Lemon. With their closed toe and black heel, they are quite conservative. It’s the open back and the wild (and just gorgeous) leopard skin fur that makes them outstanding and makes our lady command attention—for all the right reasons.

Stalking the Deal

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Hair: .:: KMH ::. Hair No005_C SunnyBlond by Kumibou Mayo for .:: KMH ::.

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/li) 09a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Jacket: Maitreya Camden Jacket – Beige by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: PP. Femme Fatale -leopard shirts (shirts) by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Bra: [SG*] Herangsa – Leopard (undershirt) by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Culottes: *Muism* [Hihg Waist Trouser/Shorts]_Gray by Icemocolo Voom and Migi Voom for *Muism*

Bangles: [MANDARA] Takara Bangle Dark wood A by kikunosuke Eel for MANDALA

Earrings: PP. Wild E.R by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Nails: Candy Nail : LE.LOOK! la femme – Nails – (Brown) by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Shoes: *COCO*_BacklessAnkleBoots_Leopard by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Poses: From the Scarlett set by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations

Thanks, Stephen Petrovic, for the perfect title ;)

These Boots

It’s a silly little thing of mine but sometimes virtual things give me a zing of pleasure. It’s like a little zap of dopamine in my nucleas accumbens, a little shot of sweetness.

These Boots

They say this little shot comes from things like eating chocolate or chilies or even sex. Well, Bax Coen’s new boots are akin to sex—or chocolate. To celebrate the grand opening of her new sim (she is finally off mainland-yay!), Bax released gold and silver boots, and like all her wonderful Prestige boots, these come with resizing scripts that can be sized for you by her gracious staff or sized by “listening” to a set of coordinates your old boots spit out.

These Boots

We have, again, Bax’s delicious zipper in back, the flipped up or down or gone cuffs, the incredibly sexy heel and now we get the sinuous shimmer of gold or silver. Each boot includes four colors you may choose from, all of them lovely and perfect for matching to different outfits. Oh, gosh, I can feel that little zing again just looking at them.

These Boots

I show the boots with a futuristic outfit from Morphine Janick, strapped and collared, netted and shined. And a lovely skin from Amesha Jewell that I got for a mere 50L. (Beautiful makeup but there is a seam on the head. I debated not showing it but it’s so darn lovely otherwise.)

The final little zing comes from Kallisti Burns’ hair. Kallisti has been making hair in SL for a while—I was her next door neighbor for a time and when she colored her hairs, I could smell the dye over on my parcel. From her hard work, she has created a store that serves a sorely underserved set of niches. She sells braids, cornrows, prim beards and mustaches. Here she has a terrific set of CORD rows. They are just too groovy AND they come in a fat pack for a mere 300L!

These Boots

Plug me in and turn me on!

Hair: -dDx- Nethead-5e (White) by Kallisti Burns for Discord Designs

Skin: : HS : Illusion : Oestra (nc) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins

Outfit: [SG*] Placebo by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Silver by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Calling All Angels

Morphine Janick of the Sweetest Good-bye (which is a great store name—makes me feel emo in a good way) has created a great outfit for Black Swan’s Swansong—Placebo. She has rendered a very precise system piece in her body suit with its fishnet stocking on one side and vinyl legging on the other. Her zipper work and seam matching is flawless. The wings are petite—I prefer that, actually. They are more an accessory than the feature piece as wings are usually.

Calling All Angels

This is a fantasy piece, more suited to photographs than to trips to Franks. Actually, if you wore it, you would be the talk of the room.

Calling All Angels

I styled this outfit with Viktoria Brandenberg’s Black VIK 6-Laces Knee Boots. Black, shiny, wicked, these boots come as knee high or she has another in full thigh high. With 10 colors available on the laces, I find myself wearing the boots more and more frequently, matching them to any outfit that has even a hint of black leather.

Calling All Angels

The skin is one of Pulse’s newest—Iced Grape. This “futuristic” look worked well with an anime sort of hair from Kin Keiko (it’s a bit older–not sure if it’s for sale anymore).

Calling All Angels

In summation:

Hair: Kin-Sera-White by Kin Keiko for Kin Keiko

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Champagne/Iced Grape BLK by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Ensemble: [SG*] Placebo by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Good-bye being sold now at Black Swan until August 17

Boots: VvB BLACK VIK 6-LACES Knee Boots V2 by Viktoria Brandenburg for VvB