Oh Argentina

I secretly harbor a desire to go to Buenos Aires. I can’t explain it. Maybe it’s an article I read a couple years ago in Slate saying Buenos Aires now is like Paris in the 20s. Maybe it’s reading about the tango so much and the beautiful words of Jorge Luis Borges. Maybe it’s from watching too many Argentinian movies and TV shows. I think Buenos Aires is my other Berlin. (Of course, this is a lot of idealization. I have a friend who lives there who would probably laugh at me.)

Oh Argentina

Women in Buenos Aires are beautiful (like aforementioned friend) and cosmopolitan. But they bring a bit of the ranch with them to their fashion. I thought this outfit would do well in Argentina, which is, as you recall, in the middle of summer this time of year. A short skirt with leggings from yurio Ellils and a crocheted camisole from Umeko Shan (over a skin tone bra from Annyka Bekkers) gives a great funky look for a sporty Argentinian girl.

Oh Argentina

Women in South America are not all dark haired with dark eyes. Many beauties there have blonde or brown hair, and so our beauty has a light brown hair, cut short and cute with a little barrette. The new group gift from Tricky Boucher is a perfect skin—a little tan for the summer but not too dark with light brown brows.

Oh Argentina

The boots? Made of several animal pieces including leather uppers and a feathered and furred leg. These boots from yorinminaty Beresford were too fun and funky to pass up and in SL, no animals ever get hurt in the making of boots.

Oh Argentina

Don’t cry for me….

Hair: :::{{trico}}::: ADELE (auburn) by miyu Paule for :::{{trico}}:::

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Sk group gift by Tricky Boucher for Belleza

Top: *::UM::*  Crochet set A vol2 by Umeko Shan for UmeMode

Skirt and leggings: Denim_No.30 by yurio Ellils for *VERONICA*

Bra: *blowpop* Yvette – nude  bra 1 by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Jewelry: Mariposa: Jewels: Aubade Reloaded! – Jade by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa (no longer available)

Belt: MP Hippie Belt ~ Brown Leather by Moxie Polano for Moxie Polano’s Haute Couture

Boots: (yorim’s F)lFeather >< Fur boots(=FOOT=one_size) by yoriminaty Beresford for yorim

Yankee Doodle Dandy

The pin-up girl—idealized femininity for the wall—became a source of morale for men fighting overseas during WWII. (Not sure what the women fighting overseas got. I know they were there–my great-aunt was a WAC.)

Yankee Doodle Dandy

This sailor girl would probably do well on someone’s wall. Moxie Polano made this swimsuit with sailor hat in honor of vintage fashioniasta Reghan Straaf to celebrate the pin-up. With its cleverly crafted wrinkles (especially puckering around the thighs), it’s more than just a swimsuit—it’s a piece of art. Moxie combines her great skills with system pieces with some great sculpties.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

I love this skin from Rack Brautigan. I am not a freckle girl, but these freckles are so perfect—they fall so naturally on the skin and the shading is perfect on the collarbone. Rack has opened a new store next to MichiMi and shows a wide variety of skins that may appeal to ladies who are looking for a new look.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

A Yankee Doodle do or die:

Hair: Nanak fiery red hair by Aleixandre Biedermann for #AB# Biedermanns Q Hair

Skin: (IS) Irene 2.0 – Este – Rita by Rack Brautigan for IMAGEN *

Swimsuit with Hat: MP Reghan Pin~UP Suit by Moxie Polano for Haute Couture *

Earrings: Earring – Pearl Stud – White – Unltd by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *

Nails: *ByKay* ~ Prim Nails ~ *Basic Edition* by Kayleigh McMillan for *ByKay* *

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Red by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Good as Gold

You know how some women just exude sexy? How they just give off that aura and you feel compelled by it. These are rare women–smart, confident, and independent—and that’s what makes them so sexy. But let me tell you something: some of it is attitude and some of it is studied attention to the details. The designers I am showing you today make the elements that make a sexy woman stand out.

Good as Gold

First there is the dress from Moxie Polano. One heck of a sexy woman herself, Moxie has a good idea what will make a woman appear hot without looking hot to trot. With a skirt cut high in front but low in back with sensuous golden flexis swaying around the legs, this dress entices with its sexy satin halter.

Good as Gold

Then I have this absolutely delicious skin from Tuli Asturias. I show Tuli’s work a lot. It suits me and gives off the right, more sophisticated look for my tastes. And it exudes sexiness without looking jailbait lookalike or used and rough around the edges or snooty alienish.

Truth Hawks keeps putting out this wavy sexy bedroom hair, to the delight of women all over the grid (and their lovers). I hope Truth never finds a comb.

Good as Gold

Finally, the toes. I know, you keep hearing about the toes. I had a little *cough* moment of weakness in Nardya’s store and kind of fell in love with everything, it seems. So you see these saffron sandles with their heart breakingly sexy sole and toes and bows in the back. And damn, do they complete this outfit or what?

Good as Gold

Like Liberty, gold never stays where it is undervalued.~ J.S. Morrill

Hair: >TRUTH< Roxana – champagne by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 03 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, exclusive to the Dressing Room

Dress: MP 24k Cocktail Dress by Moxie Polano for Moxie Polano’s Haute Couture

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Breezie Stilettos Saffron by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

Short but Sweet

That’s what this outfit is: short but sweet.

Short but Sweet

Take the top from AvaGardner Kungler, which has gotten me tons of raves (compliments AND dance parties). With its classy silky texture, abstract and contemporary design, this blouse is a loose and sexy accompaniment to the short snakeskin skirt from sexy Moxie Polano.

Short but Sweet

I have been walking around in variations of this ensemble for a whole day now (which is a long time for me) and this fresh skin from Mallory Cowen is the ideal makeup. With the deep burgundy luscious lips and expressive eyes, it gives a young but classy look to the ensemble. Big hoop earrings from adria Joubert bring attention to this pretty face and a radical new ‘do from Truth Hawks roughs it up just a little.

Short but Sweet

Legs up to there:

Hair: >TRUTH< Tilly – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: LAQ ~ Aline 03 [Peach] Glow skin (brown hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Top: (Kunglers) Catherine – floral shirt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Skirt: MP Snake Skin Skirt Raven Black by Moxie Polano for Haute Couture

Earrings: :Fusion: beaded Hooped Earrings by adria Joubert for Fusion Jewelry

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Red by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Takin’ It Easy

It’s the weekend. I’m takin’ it easy.

Takin' It Easy

It starts with this cute top from Moxie Polano. Made of a sculpty on top and cutely cinched flexi skirt, this is a hippy tie dye I can live with. (Check out that texture. It is so cool!) I wear it over olive shorts made by 5thAndOxford Monitor (who is really CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion embodied in one avatar).

Takin' It Easy

I put on a choker from my friend, Aki Shichiroji. Aki is the queen of flowers. I have her Organica poppies and daisies all over my sim. My beautiful blush comes courtesy of Mallory Cowen.

Takin' It Easy

Finally the boots. Darn you, Fallingwater, you have made me come over and grab all the boots in sight. Fallingwater has been in SL for years and still persists, carrying her exacting and beautiful work through to each piece she issues. These flower-embossed boots (check that texture.. wow) make my easy weekend complete.

Takin' It Easy

“And the livin’ is easy…”

Hair: >TRUTH< Larissa – almond by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 03 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Top: MP Tie Dye ~ Brittney by Moxie Polano for Moxie Polano’s Haute Couture *

Shorts: (5th&Oxford) 50L Seaside Sweetie Shorts by 5thAndOxford Monitor for (5th&Oxford)

Choker: [ Kitheres ] Sakura & Vine Choker by Aki Shichiroji for Kitheres Industries *

Boots: (Shiny Things) Ginger Boots – chestnut by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Painting the Town Red

For the next week, I will be preparing the romantic half of my readership (that is all of you who need to find gifts for your ladies) to shop smartly. I will specifically be focusing on evening gowns and elegance as ladies like to be given them something to look pretty. (Next week I will show another kind of pretty ;))

Painting the Town Red

In your first shopping foray, make sure you hit Moxie Polano’s Haute Couture. She offers most if not all her dresses transferable. And Moxie makes beautiful evening wear. Here I show a piece she made for her 12 Days of Christmas series, but it could be worn any time because the motif is red roses. In fact, this would be an IDEAL Valentine’s Day gift (*bangs you over the head with the hint*). The skirt can be worn without the prims for a sexy sheath.

Painting the Town Red

Now let me explain why Moxie is the real deal. First, the seams. Her seams are absolutely utterly perfect. Her textures have a beautiful sheen. She makes pieces that women want to wear because they cling in all the right places. And she offers a great value. This dress was very inexpensively priced for what it offers and included great prim shoes.

Painting the Town Red

I am wearing very exquisitely built jewelry from yoona Mayo. Her pieces combine imagination with just amazing tiny prim work and great textures. They are incredibly inexpensive (we are talking 45-65L per piece or set). However they are not transferable, whcih seems counterintuitive for jewelry. What you do is take your honey to her shop, drop 500L on her and she fills up her jewelry box with a LOT.

Finally the hair Kavar Cleanslate has offered for the sale at the Greenies’ Sim. The great thing is he offered all the braids and glowsticks as add-ons, so without them you just have a sexy tousled updo.

Painting the Town Red

Number one Valentine:

Hair: Exile Laya/ reds by Kevar Cleanslate for Exile

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 5 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress with Shoes: MP 9 Ladies Dancing Gown *** by Moxie Polano for Haute Couture

Earrings: ::Cocoon::Earring(JellyfishRE) by yoona Mayo for ::Cocoon:: *

First love song for your listening pleasure: “If the Stars Were Mine” by Melody Gardot