My Blue Blue Heart

Day three, and this is for the lovers who have blonde babes as their Valentines. Blue *always* suits a blonde.. always.

Baby Blues

paeoti Pomeray, commonly known for her luscious lingerie, is also one heck of an evening gown maker. I remember one of my first gowns was a large romantic piece with a huge swirling skirt and fur trim along the top. I felt just glorious wearing it. Now paeoti has found her voice with the sleeker and sexier. The dress I show is one of four colors offered, but the blue really moved me. With the exquisite silver filigree trim, the slim sleek skirt cut up the sides, and the beautifully tiered scarf, this is a gown for a special lady. Not everyone can pull it off. If you want to give this as a gift, purchase it on XStreetSL and send it over.

Baby Blues

I wear my hair up with an elegant design from Elikapeka Tiramisu. Let me digress here and say that blonde textures are never quite as good as black or red in SL. Elikapeka somehow hit on that golden perfection needed for a blonde and variants of it. I know that she has cut back on her business in SL, but I encourage any of you to grab any ETD you can before it poofs altogether. She is STILL one of the best in SL.

My jewelry is from another creator that has gone quiet—Random Calliope. This set reveals the ground-breaking tiny work that Random did so amazingly well. Even today, none can rival how he made jewelry from in-world prims without textures (no.. no PS files were imported to make that work, no sculpties, no machine built them). Random hand laid each piece on a living avatar model for all his creations. Random had a uniquely romantic vision as well. A visit to his sim, Ode, will clue you into the beautiful landscape of his mind.

Baby Blues

A blue heart isn’t always bad:

Hair: ETD Roslin – Blonde by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 11 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: Paeoti_Teoni Formal Dress_Blue Grape by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine *

Jewelry: Etiquette Sapphire by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *

Shoes: = Hal*Hina = [A] pumps 02 [dark blue] by Hinano Runo for = Hal*Hina =

Silly love song: “This Sweet Love” by James Yuill

P.S. Thank you to the “Governance of Virtual Worlds” class at Arizona State University for hosting me today in your panel. Getch’all some prim hair, kids!

Let’s Party!

When this drops on to my blog, the ball will be dropping on my personal Time Square. My head may be dropping on the pillow but more likely, my fingers will be dropping on to my keyboard. I really think 2010 is going to be wonderful. I just FEEL it.

Let's Party

Well, if you’re gonna do it, do it right. (Now, let me explain this pose—first on that posestand and when I jumped on, it showed everything I was wearing so I decided to take a shot.)

Let's Party

Since we are talking about partying, and probably in some hot and heavy dance place, I need to make sure I am not overdressed. These capris from Babette Ultsch combined with this ultra sexy top from paeoti Pomeray do it. Babette, who is one of the queens of clubwear in SL it seems, made these capris rather smartly, combining sculpties with a photosourced texture.

paeoti Pomeray is all about the sexy and this top hits it. She takes a step beyond letting it all hang out to pretty and sexy all at once. With its shirred sleeves and bared midriff, this lovely piece can go from dance floor to bedroom in a flash.

Let's Party

Finally, the hair. This long beautiful style is one of Mirja Mills’ newest. She has been making hair for the RP and alternative set for a while. With its lovely wispy tendrils, uber long ponytail, and wicked hair clip, this one is for partying (especially with those flexis moving all over).

Let's Party

Welcome to a new decade!

Hair: POISON ponytail/plum by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. pink by Tuli Asturias  for Tuli *

Top: Paeoti_Shades of Gray Set by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine *

Capris: *KL* Ruffled Capris Satin Black by Babette Ultsch for Kittie’s Lair

Shoes: N-core ILLUSION XtremeHeel II BOXED Black by Claire Messenger for N-Core

A La Moulin

I can blog as a man, but it’s not always my “thing,” ya know? So today I am blogging as a woman—all woman.

A La Moulin

paeoti Pomeray has a way of making a woman FEEL like a woman—she makes you feel sexy and desirable and pretty. Check out her latest shown here—with its long lacy bustle, sexy black thigh highs and bowed and beribboned corset, this is frippery worth wearing, especially to a special holiday party—of two ;)

A La Moulin

I thought Desidelia Vella’s skin would work well with this. It’s sexy and creamy-smooth and has the right tone for a darker-skinned avatar. The lips are full and luscious, the eyebrows perfectly drawn, and she has a wicked collarbone.

A La Moulin

I am showing these with the sexiest boots—the new suede wonders from Bax Coen. Each boot in her suede series includes her fantastic resizing scripts (and what a thrill to just put on my old boots, “speak” the measurements and let the new boots “hear” them), color change for the details (zipper, metal, sole, etc), sound on or off, and best of all four different colors to choose from. (Below is “Byzantium.”)

Oh, Bax, you know what a woman wants…

A La Moulin

… long boots up to there and zippers sliding all the way down.

A La Moulin

You make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel….

Hair: >TRUTH< Alannah – chestnut by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: FS Skin – Fiona Gold (Natural)(Stripe) by Desidelia Vella for Free Speerit *

Outfit: Paeoti_Creole Lady Set by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Purple Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Collecting Art

Lorac Farella IM’d me with the words I always like to hear from her—“Would you like to see some new skins?” Lorac, as has become apparent with this blog, is usually my skin maker of choice. I try other skins, but I always end up with Lorac’s because they “look like” Harper.

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One of my fantasies in this other life was to be an art collector; as a result I have an extensive collection of art on prims, but honestly, some of the best art I own comes in the form of fashion, skins, hair, etc. Lorac’s are, of my collection, some of the best of the best. They provide me the most aesthetic and personal enjoyment.

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Her new “Life” line has the hallmarks of a Lorac skin—the detailed and almost poignant eyes, the luscious drawn lips, the finely defined collarbones, the beautifully arched eyebrows (and I have to say, with skins, it’s *always* about the eyebrows for me), the deliciously drawn sensuous body. A woman in Lorac’s skin is a woman—not a girl, not a Barbie doll, not an anime cartoon. She is a full and entire woman.

Collecting Art

Unlike many bloggers, I choose not to do the omnibus approach to showing the skins—you can see that in the store. I chose one to wear, and I wore paeoti Pomeray’s sexy and fun lingerie with it so you can see the approach of two different artists—where Lorac is almost painterly, paeoti’s textures are smoother and more bright and contrasted. Yet the two look good together.

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Then I top it all with another artist’s work—Sky Everett’s hair. I have said before Sky’s hair is fantasy hair—piled-high, full, extravagant and luxurious, her hair is the dream of beautiful women across the grid. One could never say Sky is parsimonious with her textures or prims—or her talents.

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For the collector:

Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Kiera hair black W/bangs/WO/lights by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone4 m4/Black brows by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Lingerie: !!!Paeoti_Maladay Costume/Lingerie by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine

Shoes: HOC Apparel – MIB Stilettos 2 by Guu Nishi for HOC Industries

Sheltered from the Storm

Paeoti Pomeray is BACK! I want to shout that from tops of the Linden trees! Paoeti is BACK!

Sheltered from the Storm

What do I mean by back? Did paeoti ever really leave? Not sure about that but for a while there, Nymphetamine was riding sky high. You wanted a beautiful, lush, sexy dress, you went to Nymphetamine. I remember meeting paeoti when I did my first article in SL. I was so excited to meet her and I prepared by visiting her impressive sim and store, viewing all the amazing content. She was so friendly and so generous, and her work was impressive. We remained friends. Then paeoti was quiet for a while. We didn’t see a lot of new content from her—she took a break.

Well, she’s back, helped by savvy Manager Stacy Maracas, and she’s still making amazing fashion. I chose to wear the new Tre’Lace Formal Dress for these photos because the textures are so beautiful and romantic and dark. Paeoti has ingeniously layered a lace layer over the satin skirt layer to provide a complex skirt construction that moves gloriously when you’re dancing or walking. Her underlying system piece work is, as always, impeccable.

Sheltered from the Storm

I wore a pale pale skin from Pulse to offset the beauty of the blackness. Lorac Farella’s hand drawn skins are an artistic and beautiful alternative to the photo-sourced or simplistic skins so prevalent nowadays. I am a huge fan of Lorac’s (as anyone reading this blog would know). I never altered my shape to wear her skins and from the first day I tried one on, they spoke to me. They were expressive in photographs and made my beauty unique.

I adorned the dress with jewelry from Tiffy Vella. Eclectica is one of the new up and comers in the jewelry world, as far as I am concerned. Her pieces are classy, dressy, and unique. These are not pieces you purchase at the mall—you would find them in a boutique or at an art dealer’s gallery.

Sheltered from the Storm

Come in from the rain:

Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Quiet seduction-Raven by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Pearl/Twist BLK by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: !Paeoti_Tre’Lace Formal Dress by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine

Necklace, Earrings, and Ring: Eclectica Chevron Garnet by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Black by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya