Never a Wrong Time

Never a Wrong Time

“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.” ~ Marc Jacobs

Never a Wrong Time

I just made the SL12B site (http://slcommunitycelebration.info) “live” yesterday and with all the moving parts in the site and in the organization, it was a bit of work, so I am ready to get outside for some fresh air and a little fun. (Please please join us for this great event!)

Spring is especially a good time for polka dots, and Moonbubble Gothly has colored my spring darling with this ruffled mesh blouse with polka dots. Available with a great texture change HUD that includes a plethora of polka dotted textures, the blouse is available at 100 Block, which means it’s discounted as well as exclusive. I paired it with jeans from Missqwerty Pevensey, also from 100 Block, in a great skinny style, and gacha items from Alia Whitfield, including a tote that has a texture change menu for the woven part of the bag. Sexy sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which are fitted not just for Slink but also Maitreya feet (yay!) from 100 Block make me pink from head to toe literally.

Never a Wrong Time

Sopha Portal has made a series of gorgeous skins for the Black Fashion Fair, some in pale skin tones and some in deeper tones. With lined eyes and pale pink lips, they are pretty and sophisticated. The sets come with mouth appliers for various mesh mouths. I had to go to the store to get the body and hand appliers. Ikira Frimon made this darling cut for the Black Fashion Fair with her massively multicolor HUD. While it looks great in black, of course, it’s also darling in this bright pink. I love Polyester Partridge’s girly “normal” jewelry that she has been featuring at various events. This pretty pink gem is available at Kustom9.

Never a Wrong Time

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Tami hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Skin: [ MUDSKIN ]_Back To Black2_E2_India by Sopha Portal for MUDSKIN, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Eyes: [Buzz] Moka Eyes – Pitch {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom9

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Blouse: [ bubble ] Frilled Shirt -All in One by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at 100 Block *

Jeans: [AB] Toulouse Jeans FITTED Black by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at 100 Block *

Sun hat: [blissiere] sun hat – rawr – predator by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Necklace: (Yummy) Full Heart Pendant – Gold  – Pink & White Diamond by Polyester Partridge for Yummy, available at N21

Tote: [blissiere] beach tote – rawr – predator by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Bag by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail applier: #adored – I’m a loner dottie pedi {slink+omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Phoenix  Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

Never a Wrong Time

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

In art, a dress is never just a dress; nor in life either. ~ Mason Cooley

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

The Black Fashion Fair is opening tomorrow and it’s 2 sims of a lot of black. Don’t infer this means a lot of goth or darkness (though there is a little of that going on too). Imagine more pieces that are elegant, charming, versatile. For example, this gorgeous gown from Mami Jewell will be her exclusive for the fair. With a great silhouette, a low cut back behind the halter bodice, her wonderful flexi skirts and gorgeous gold accents, this is elegance personified. With glittery black nails from Autumn Amaranth and an onyx stone in a mystical gold mounting from Plurabelle Laszlo, both from the fair and some stylish heels from Glamistry, featured at Kustom 9, this outfit shows how black is the epitome of elegance.

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

Truth Hawks has thankfully come out with a new updo. Honestly, we need more of this kind of glamour on the grid and with beautfully styled curls pulled up and a wavy lock framing the face, it’s bound to be found in many ladies’ wardrobes with their favorite evening gowns. Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for 100 Block finishes off this look with her characteristic gorgeous features and beautiful subtle makeup. Remember that the featured items at 100 Block are 50% off and exclusive to the event.

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nayeli by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Susse Golden by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at 100 Block *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Abigail /Onyx by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Luna Nera – Necklace – gold by Plurabelle Laszlo for.Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Nail appliers: {Wicked} Peach – Mani/Pedi – Onyx – Maitreya by Autumn Amaranth for Wicked Peach, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at Pose Fair *

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

Sweet Spring

Sweet Spring

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love

~ e.e. cummings

Sweet Spring

Spring is here and though the air is still brisk, the sun is shining and crocuses are popping out and the grass is getting green! Everything in life is about change and spring is a heady reminder of that. I wore this lovely dress from Kiddo Oh, featured for a Ferosh spring fashion spread, to celebrate the season. With flounces and ribbon details, it’s almost like a piece of Regency-era fashion but with a lingerie twist. Kiddo does all her mesh herself as well as her textures, so you know you have a very original piece when you purchase. You can find this and other pieces from the collection in a special tent at the slurl I provide.

Sweet Spring

For the Spring version of Season’s Story, Shylah Diggs made this lovely hair with a flowered headband, which includes just a headband, the flowers  or just the hair. You get a HUD to change colors so you can match it up with what you’re wearing (as I did). My skin is Aleida Rhode’s newest, fresh and beautiful for spring with hand-drawn textures and a sophistication that many skins lack. Aleida includes appliers for what seems is every known mesh out there, so you can wear it with your mesh body, as I did with the Maitreya body.

Sweet Spring

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Aviva by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at Season’s Story *

Skin: Elysium – Emily skin (light brow) – sunkiss by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Eyes: .ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Denim by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Voulez Vous? by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::. *

Earrings: .aisling. Roz by Damian Kleiner for .aisling. *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual and Bag by Siddean Munro for Slink

Parasol: Victorian Belle De Jour Parasol by Precious Restless for **Boudoir**

Poses by Chisa Okelly for Chisa Creation

Sweet Spring

Lisa

She had the complexion of
The complexion of a sweet praline
Hair long as the sea
Heart warm like the Louisiana sun
Voice like a symphony
Of the most instrument born
Beautiful

~ “Lisa Sawyer” by Leon Bridges

Lisa

A honey golden look for a lovely song from a few great events going on right now. Start with this darling dress from Pistyle Primswitch that has a big bow in the back and a lovely bodice. I love the gold colors, which is a bit different. I matched it with leggings from Erratic Rain, who is offering several appleir sets at Collabor88, perfect for putting under dresses or tops. My slingbacks are a gacha item from Alia Whitfield from 100 Block. Great textures combined with a chic style complete the look.

A trip to the great Interlude festival will ace you this chair from Paolla Flux, which includes poses named after the Beatles and their song subjects (Penny, Jude, etc). In several different wood and upholstery textures, one of them will bring musical inspiration to your home.

Lisa

Peeking under my hair are earrings fashioned by Bastchild Lotus, who makes jewelry in RL too in her own studio, and her crafting in SL shows her insider knowledge, especially on the texturing of the stones, which are gorgeous. Find them at 100 Block as well as this tousled hair from Shylah Honey, which includes their great texture-change HUD. My skin is one of Umazuma Metaluna’s newest with her customizable lips, which I have made a deep shade of color to accent my golden look.

Lisa

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Keats Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at 100 Block *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Judy – Bare face(toffee) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Judy Lip Intensity 3 (new) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – earth – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Kaira – Crossed Back Dress! Gold by Pistyle Primswitch for Cheeky, available at 100 Block *

Leggings: erratic / basics – printed leggings by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Collabor88 *

Earrings: L&B “BoHo” Chandelier Earrings by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at 100 Block *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Love Donna Flora! by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Right V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: blissiere – slingback wedges – sports fan by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Chair: {Reverie} My Hippie Chair – Light Wood – Here Comes the Sun by Paolla Flux for {Reverie}, available at Interlude *

Poses: Melody by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at Pose Fair *

Lisa

Decorating Help

Decorating Help

“If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” ~ Bunny Williams

Decorating Help

It’s time for spring cleaning and redecorating so I picked up a ton of prims and started setting some new ones down. Cory Edo has a new living room set a Fameshed that is perfect for redecorating, including sofa, chair, artwork, tables and lamp and several choices of blanket chest. The sofa and chair include color change for the upholstery and texture change for the optional pillows and quilt. The chest has the same texture change for the blanket. I spent a good hour clicking colors in and out, prepared to surprise Mr. Beresford when he got home, especially after I decorated with Cory’s artwork and wood wall art and Kunst Himmel’s rug and custom-colored Max Graf’s mesh curtains. I knew he would be so surprised!

Decorating Help

I put on a pretty dress from Vitamingirl from Shiny Shabby that comes in several looks, all gorgeously ethnic with embroidery and a lovely cotton top detailed with buttons and lops. I also custom-colored my sandals from TeamRedgrave with their great HUD. Pretty jewelry from Plurabelle Laszlo added the finishing touch to my look.

Truth Hawks’ newest ‘do added a touch of casual elegance to my look, especially with Sawsan Secretspy’s latest skin for Designer Circle. She has recently introduced a V2 skin tone to her appliers, so make sure you apply the right one with these new skins. Soleil Reid’s eyes are heart-breakingly beautiful with this look.

Decorating Help

Mr. Beresford was, indeed, thrilled with the redecorating (and my look), but he asked if he could add a piece or two of his own. He said he had found something at Fameshed that would fit in perfectly and add his own touch of manliness to the decorating. I had given him permissions over my things, and I had to run, so I left him in charge. I was relieved to see in my email he had only sent back one chair. I was looking forward to see what he had done when I logged in later. His IM in email said, “I finished my decorating. I think the color matches perfectly so you’ll be happy, honey.”

I was pretty excited to see what he had done when I was able to log in. Mr. Beresford indeed added a touch of manliness. Wavie Haller’s Comfy Chair, a recliner fit for a man cave, had taken place of my sent-back chair. Sigh.

Decorating Help

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Willa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::: V2 Enya Golden Designer Circle by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: B.C.C Good Feeling Long Dress Mix by vitamingirl for B.C.C, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Yesterday – Coral – Necklace and Earrings by Plurabelle Laszlo for.Bliensen + MaiTai *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Raven Sandals – REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

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

Furnishings: Trompe Loeil – Enfield Living Room Set PG [mesh] by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Fameshed *

  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Trunk Open Barbados
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Wood 1
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Wood 2
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Wood 3
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Chair PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Table Square
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Couch + Blanket/Pillow PG
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Table Round
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Sunrise
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Tree

[ kunst ] – Boho carpet #2 by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby *

Rustica – Mesh Drape GATHER PANELS by Maxwell Graf for Rustica * (modified)

Punchline: [Con.] Comfy Chair – PG – Brown by Wavie Haller for Consignment, available at Fameshed *

Decorating Help

Spring Madness

Spring Madness

“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.” ~ Emily Dickinson

Spring Madness

I was looking over the photos on Flickr of SL and my own and decided it was time for a little more color and saturation.  I am tired of the haze, the mood lighting, the desaturated tones. It’s Spring! Time for a little madness! I started out with the new vest/hoodie/shirt combo from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus, which is chock full of so much choice and goodness, I didn’t know where to start first. Their great HUD allows choice of leather shade, metal tone, hoodie look (with Paul’s great prints or solid), hoodie liner (!), and t-shirt color. And the hoodie is an add-on so if you just want a t-shirt with vest or vest alone, you’re in business.

I matched them up with the shortest short shorts from Moonbubble Gothly, also with a wholly choice-filled texture-change HUD and Maxi Gossamer’s feathered necklace for Uber, also chock full of choices on her menu. Socks appliers in over 20 shades from Izzie Button and OMG boots (OMG being used as an adjective here) from Bax Coen with a texture-change choice for shade and accent. (I was clicking for a good hour trying to find a look that was as bold and sexy as I could make for a sunny Spring day between all the items.)

Spring Madness

Thank goodness all I had to do was put on Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin for Skin Fair that she now has in her store. With the pink blush, the rich skin tone, and the gorgeous sultry features, it was just perfect, no clicking involved (except for the appliers). Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth has this sexy sensuous hair out at Fameshed this round and I put on her “Daring” color set because, well, what’s Spring without a little exuberance?

Spring Madness

Hair: Clawtooth: LUSH  – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Fameshed *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Judy – Bare face(mocca) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery] *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – hazel by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Jacket with hoodie and T-shirt: L&B Swear “Urban”  Biker Vest w/Tee with L&B Swear “Urban” AddOn Hoodie for Vest – Women’s by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: [ bubble ] Mini Shorts Fitted by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at the Rock Attitude Fashion Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Maka Boho Feathers by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Socks: Izzie’s – Overknee Socks by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: BAX Poppy Booties Red Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

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

Spring Madness

Look Into My Eyes

Look Into My Eyes

Look into my eyes, let them hypnotize
These eyes long to make you a perfect work of art

Fall in love with me only then you’ll see
What these eyes have been planning for you

~ “Look Into My Eyes” by Janelle Monae

Look Into My Eyes

A dramatic song from Janelle Monae suits this gorgeous dress from Kiddo Oh, one that she sold at Fashion for Life to benefit charity and now presumably has at her store. (It came and went without a chance to get to it!) With the skirt cut up my thigh, it has a touch of Moulin Rouge, especially with the cut-open back. The dress comes with a HUD that allows you to change the texture of the top to suit your skin tone, making it lie beautifully against your body (be it mesh or system). Big bowed stilettos from Bens Beauty for Slink high feet—a whole set of colors in one pack for one low price—are found at Fi*Friday.

Look Into My Eyes

And once again I show the LeLutka mesh head, worn on my standard shape with the Maitreya mesh body. Here you can see the detailing up close. You can also see MissAllSunday Lemon’s gorgeous updo for Uber with her beautiful textures and AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous earrings for Cosmopolitan Room.

Look Into My Eyes

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lindsey Mesh Hair – Gingerbread by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 by JadenArt for LeLutka (available April 1) *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Journal by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Tanguera Pink S by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Fashion for Life *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Amala earrings – Crystal  Cosmopolitan Room by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Bens Boutique – Bowella Stiletto (Slink High) – Black by Snow Martiel for BenS Beauty, available at Fi*Friday

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Look Into My Eyes