Sweet Life

Sweet Life

The sunshine always kept you warm
So why see the world, when you got the beach
Don’t know why see the world, when you got the beach

~ “Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean

Sweet Life

I went over to Baja Norte to enjoy the breeze and the ocean waves in this gorgeous dress from Flutter Memel. With a beautifully fashionable cut, it has gorgeous textures and a look that can take you from the beach to a party. She has created the dress in two colorways with a great HUD. I accessorized with jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler for On9. I especially love the texture of the gems. Strappy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo that are new at her store echo the square cut of the front of the skirt. My favorite part of my look is the smallest part—my nails. AlaskaMetro has been inspired by Hokusei and kimono patterns for some exquisite nail appliers she is featuring at the Bon Voyage event.

Sweet Life

I have once again put on the beautiful Destiny mesh head from Catwa Clip for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. Nicole Button has released a new skin that includes a lovely lip and beautiful eyes. Applied to this head, it’s a gorgeous look, especially with the optional makeups. KateForster Akina has made this great up-do for Hairology with two top knots. It comes with or without bangs. I thought the sexy fringe of bangs over my beautiful eyes from lonlysoule for the AnyBody event added a sultriness to my look.

Sweet Life

Hair: *TKW* Otero by KateForster Akina for Tukinowaguma, available at Hairology *

Skin applier with makeup: Egozy.Jaya (Canelle) and Egozy.Jaya (Make Up) Canelle – Nougat by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

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

Dress: Stories&Co. Sofia Dress – Party by Flutter Memel for Flowey / Stories & Co., available at Collabor88 *

Jewelry: (Kunglers) Aphrodite necklace – Crystal, (Kunglers) Aphrodite earrings – Crystal and (Kunglers) Aphrodite ring – Sapphire by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Maitreya Manicure HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Bon Voyage *

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

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at –Baja Norte- by Lauren Bentham

Sweet Life

Now

Now

“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” ~ Sylvia Plath

Now

Poulet Koenkamp has come up with a darling look for this month’s On9, an East Asian-influenced minidress with a cut up the side of the thighs and an asymmetrical top. Fit to the body, either a mesh body or system body, it’s a hot look, especially paired with the lace up heels from Skyler Lebed that she is featuring at Romp and the cute earrings AvaGardner Kungler has done for On9.

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MissAllSunday Lemon has generously made three fantastic ‘dos for Hair Fair 2016, a portion of each sale benefitting Wigs for Kids. This mix of high bangs and high ponytail with locks framing the decolletage is a sexy fun look.

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MissAllSunday also offers a whimsical side ponytail with a braided front. I saw a girl wearing this style at Summerfest (the RL one, not the SL one) this year and it was darling on her.

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Finally, a braid frames the face for this long style, perfect for RP or everyday wear. As always, MissAllSunday rocks the Hair Fair!

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Hair:

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Bambi Tone02 Skin Applier – Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Sarah V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery]

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

Dress: :: PM :: MeiMei Dress MAITREYA -all colors- by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations available at On9 *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Sampaguita earrings – Candy by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Shoes: **Dirty Princess** Erotic Princess Heel Maitreya by Skyler Lebed for **Dirty Princess**, available at ROMP *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Now

Lucille

Lucille

Lucille has messed my mind up
But I still love her
Oh, I still love her

~ “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up” by Frank Zappa

Lucille

Lucille has messed my mind up, so I threw some stuff together for this look because it just all kind of looked funky. I started with Tatyana Ultsch’s look for the Mesh Body Addicts, a fit-to-the body tube dress that does indeed fit and comes with a HUD with a ton of colors. (I admit I wish she had added some textures.) Then I dug out Inex Hax’ fur sleeves from Shiny Shabby that can add a bit of funk to any outfit, transforming it to something completely different, especially with the texture-change HUD for the fur portion of the sleeves. I added Senzati0n Domenitzo’s thigh high, lace-up boots (so sexy from the back) from Seasons Story and Mea Carnell’s hybrid scarf necklace for On9. To add one more element, I pulled out Zaara Kohime’s feathered ear cuffs, adding that last bit of almost over-the-top drama.

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Boo Nakamura has made this fabulous bun for Hairology that does NOT need a hairbase so you are not left struggling to find a matching hairbase, and Boo is not tasked with creating a ton of different appliers for mesh heads. That’s why I could wear it with the Catwa Annie Mesh Head and use JourdanMcMillan’s skin applier from Shiny Shabby to create this look. I love the lips on this skin and she includes some terrific shadow choices for separate application.

Lucille

Hair: booN Lab.004 hair by boo Nakamura for booN, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: Bold & Beauty :: Marie (Catwa Applier) – Canelle. HUD by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: :::i::: TubeDress – LARA by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Sleeves: PEQE – Fur Sleeves by Inex Hax for PEQE, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Flower Scarf Necklace Black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at On9 *

Earrings: Zaara : Aletta ear wings *earth* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: Essenz – Montana (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Season’s Story *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Frisland

Lucille

To Seduce

To Seduce

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. ~ Voltaire

To Seduce

I am guessing that Voltaire was suggesting in his quote something more about winning the hearts and minds of the populace but I think the suggested double meaning has great play for this set of photos, which I took at Corruption. (Thank you again for selling group membership to allow rezzing.)

To Seduce

Mariska Simon’s new lingerie is based on appliers, and Mariska has done a wonderful job of lining up seams and making the translation of image to seduction magic. I have tried on several lingerie appliers that have bad seams or simply don’t wow me, but Mariska’s is top notch from the straps to garter straps. And she attends to all the details, which is part of any good seduction, including the styling. The balconette bra barely gives a glimpse of the nipples and has an intriguing lace racer back. Platform show girl shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she is featuring at On9, and Maxi Gossamer’s dreamy drop of pearls and starburst earrings and ring for Collabor88 complete my look.

To Seduce

Sawsan Secretspy has recently release a slew of new skins for events and this lovely look is her featured item for Black Dot. It’s simply a Catwa applier without makeups included, but I took advantage of the lipstick colors Catwa includes in the HUD to tint up my lips. (The liner comes with the skin.) Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely long locks for Collabor88 finishes my look with their elegant volume and her gorgeous textures.

To Seduce

Hair: Clawtooth: Spirits – Brunettes Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 EVA Darktan Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Menage A Trios: Lace Shelf Bralett Set 9 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Front, MG – Earrings – Alysia Pearls, and MG – Ring – Alysia Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

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

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Corruption

To Seduce

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Bringing Home the Tree–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night…” ~ John Geddes

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Loch Noble just reopened their sim and a fresh coat of snow has fallen with more coming down. It’s coated the whole beautiful village with a white blanket and made it perfectly charming and wintery. I took a late morning run over to check out the storefronts and get my tree. (OK, it’s the sim “tree on a car” but work with me here…) I felt very seasonal in Aryiana Novelli’s supposedly ugly sweater for Christmas on 34th Street, though I think it’s absolutely charming with the clever use of multiple translucent layers to make it look soft. Chantal Mynx’s cowl for FROST provides colorful warmth, as do Izzie Button’s tights for TLC. And they matched my boots from Hera Aviatik, which are also for FROST. Pretty earrings from AvaGardner Kungler for this month’s On9 (which I downsized quite a bit) and a berry cluster from Abraxxa Anatine make the whole look seasonal and pretty.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Thank goodness for Mavi Beck’s darling holiday poses for TLC because they worked great for this set of photos. I am wearing Sawsan Secretspy’s new skin for Winter Trend on the Catwa Jessica head and I added shadows from Alaska Metropolitan that she is offering at a rock bottom price at Anybody. I have fallen in love with Constance Daehlie’s eyes for Winter Trend (which you will see over and over for the next few weeks). She offers system and mesh eyes. And the final and most glorious part of my look is Queue Marlowe’s gift for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for today—an amazing topknot that includes three different HUDs for your wearing pleasure.

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Hair: AD – sardine – LIGHT BROWNS available December 11 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Anais GOLDEN 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at Winter Trend *

Eye shadow applier: alaskametro<3 “Creme Duo” eyeshadow – Omega HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Anybody *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

Sweater: {Lyrical} My Ugly Sweater (White) by Aryiana Novelli for {Lyrical}, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Legging appliers: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Reindeer Tights by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative

Hair stick: EarthStones Hair Branch Hair Stick – Berries by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Scarf: {MYNX} Isle Knit Scarf – Rose by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cintia earrings – Topaz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail appliers: #adored – ombregon mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Anybody *

Boots: Latreia- Cozy Tan (Lara)  by Hera Aviatik for Latreia, available at FROST (opening December 13) *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Car: [Con.] Tilbury Roadster RARE red by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at The Arcade *

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Taken at Loch Noble

Bringing Home the Tree--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 11

Greetings from Chicago

Greetings from Chicago

I send you a postcard
It says, “Pulaski at night”
Greetings from Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago

~ “Pulaski at Night” by Andrew Bird

Greetings from Chicago

I giggled when I went to 6 Republic for this round with Chicago vs. California. There really is no competition. California is way warmer. Ever see a winter in the Windy City? It’s no fun—the night dropping suddenly like death, piles of lake effect snow, and yes, wind. However, Chicago has the most beautiful architecture, orderly streets and beautiful neighborhoods, masses of unpretentious diverse hard-working Midwestern people who wear boots in the winter so they can get around, and a thrum and noise that rumbles overhead from the El. (BTW, 6 Republic organizers, remove the “Subway” sign. There is no such thing there. It’s called the “El” and it’s elevated.) When I first heard the cozy music of Andrew Bird’s “Pulaski at Night” a couple years ago, I thought, yes that is exactly what Chicago is.

Piraiyah Novikov got a flavor of Chicago with his Art Deco pieces for 6 Republic. Chicago is an architecture lover’s dream with Art Deco, the promise of a bright new world at the World Fair in 1933, and understated glamour along the Magnificent Mile. Pira’s club chair and sofa are pure Chicago with its strong rounded shoulders and cozy softness. Pira got it. I wear a wool cowl-neck dress from StellaJane that she has made as an exclusive for the Thrift Shop. With a texture-change HUD with 10 choices, it’s a bargain at 50% off and a positively Chicago dress in wool but still fashionable and sleek. (Just put a cardigan sweater on if you get cold.) Frilled boots are an indulgence from Hilly Haalan at Cosmopolitan Room and a beautiful necklace from AvaGardner Kungler for On9 completes the look.

Greetings from Chicago

Hairology opens tomorrow so I am in hair heaven right now. What a great simple shopping area Tabata Jewell created for easy viewing and the hair coming up is amazing. This side styled ‘do from Neveah Niu includes fantastic textures and a great fit. Umazuma Metaluna has created a beautiful applier for the Catwa head for this month’s Collabor88. With and without freckles and option dimples, the skin is her usual combination of realism and perfection.

And now I need to go outside and get a breath of air for a slap of reality because I just got teary-eyed about Chicago in the winter. Andrew Bird does this to me every damn time. A cold fall breeze off the Lake portending winter oughta cure me of that.

Greetings from Chicago

Hair: ICONIC:VANESSA-HAIR by Neveah Niu for ICONIC, available at Hairology (opening tomorrow!) *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) mocca by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Maple eye – Autumn by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Dress: SJ Mallory Wool Cowl Neck Dress – MAITREYA by StellaJane for Stella Jane, available at Thrift Shop *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Dulce necklace – Silver quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail applier: [LB Razor Color] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: [hh] MAITREYA Beatriz by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Décor: NOMAD // ART DECO Industrial Gacha by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at 6 Republic *

  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Couch
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Sculpture
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Table Lamp
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Coffee Table
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Factory Wall Clock
Silver Girl

Silver Girl

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

~ “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkle

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My silver girl took a walk around the charming, albeit small, neighborhood around The Sable Club to take photos yesterday. I had discovered that the Renaissance woman, Thalia Heckroth, had opened a store on Marketplace with some beautiful mesh pieces, and I was absolutely thrilled to find this beautiful mesh dress, made of fitted mesh, among her offerings. Thalia, who has excelled at everything she has done in SL, from owning an RP sim to dabbling in real estate to making machinima and doing photography is now a designer and brings her sophisticated aesthetic and approach to her pieces. She has just started—there are only five pieces available right now, but each is classic couture, well rigged and beautifully textured. I paired with this outfit the set Mea Carnell is selling at On9 this month, a lovely grouping of necklace, bracelet and ring, and I am sporting Glamistry’s newest, t-strap platform sandals.

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Catwa Clip’s mesh head, Jessica, has sent a flurry of designers making appliers, and Sawsan Secretspy, who is the goddess of quick-make appliers, has made a lovely set with several eye makeup and lipstick choices. (And don’t let me diminish what Sawsan does by saying she’s quick. The wide variety of systems and mesh shapes for the bodies and heads is enough to make any designer go nuts—she handles it all seemingly without effort.) Her skin is delicate and graceful on this head—very classic, especially with the beautifully drawn brows. Carina Larsen has recently released a ton of hair styles for women and one for men and this up-do is in keeping with her style—simple, beautiful and feminine.

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Hair: Amacci Hair – Effina by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Nina Golden Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: Mesh – Marble Eyes – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Dress: -Thalia Heckroth- Martha Dress (MAITREYA) Powder by Thalia Heckroth for Thalia Heckroth

Jewelry: Meva MeiMei Necklace, Bangle, and Ring silver by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at On9 *

Shoes: Glamistry : HEATHER Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Taken at The Sable Club

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