You Cannot Hide

You Cannot Hide

“You cannot hide in a hat; you will be noticed, especially by men. To men, you become a lady when you don a hat–one who they rush to open doors for. To women, you become an inspiration, reminding them that they have a closet full of hats they have not had the courage to wear.” ~ Unknown

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A woman in a hat is a glorious thing and highly unusual nowadays. I am showing a bunch of hats today from three designers participating in Art for Hats, opening November 4. Each is throwing a portion of their sales to the American Diabetes Association. I wore Mami Jewell’s newest elegant gown with all its finery to balance the magnificence of the hats I am showing, including a veiled vintage piece from Sonatta Morales in the top photo. Elegant stiletto pumps from Glamistry are the perfect accompaniment to this high style look.

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Sascha Frangilli is donating proceeds from three hats for the event, including this high bouquet of white lilies. It may be perfect for a wedding look.

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This sculpture of sticks and berries is also from Sascha Frangilli and creates a beautiful organic silhouette.

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Sonatta Morales is donating proceeds from this artistic pearl-studded piece (with a pearl teardrop below the eye).

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And Wicca Merlin has created this Marie Antoinette ship sailing top hat for both men and women as well as this futuristic sculpture that includes a great texture change HUD for the grid, flaps, helmet and gems.

Finding hair to wear with hats is not easy but Thora Charron has recently come out with a hairbase applier for the LeLutka mesh heads and a set of ponytails which are ideals for most hats and also for a sleek look. Monicuzza Babenco has created a gorgeous high-fashion makeup palette for her LeLutka appliers, available at Shiny Shabby.

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Hair: .Lelutka.Pony Dash.FIT by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Hairbase appliers: .LeLutka.Rosamund hairbase HUD.Set 03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

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

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: -AZUL- Julie/Onyx by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

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

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Hats:

  • Sonatta Morales *8* Dory hat by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • Sonatta Morales *8* Donna hat by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • Wicca’s Wardrobe – Endeavour Hat [Unisex] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • Wicca’s Wardrobe – Phaedra Headpiece [Unisex] by Wicca Merlin for Wicca’s Wardrobe, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • SAS – Perpetual Black Hat (Mesh) by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • SAS – LulaBella Black Hat (Mesh) by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)
  • SAS – LulaBella White Hat (Mesh) by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs, available at Art in Hats (opening November 4)

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Bacon

Bacon

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have. ~ Andy Warhol

Bacon

I hope the title got your attention! Art in Hats starts November 1, benefitting the American Diabetes Association via Team Diabetes of SL. I am sure you think, “Why a hat? Where will I wear a hat?” I don’t go to Easter Sunday here in SL and the last really interesting hats I saw in RL were perched on Princess Eugenie’s and Princess Beatrice’s heads. However, if you get past the utility and consider that the designers in SL are creating hats that are a wearable piece of art AND that part of the proceeds goes to Team Diabetes, you might want to purchase a few.

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For example, Nebraska Oddfish (palomasnow)/Dita Actor made this set of three hats that evoke famous artists (as she literally took “art in hats” to mean she needed to show art.. in hats). One hat, a surrealist’s dream, evokes Salvador Dali with its unexpected eggs and bacon theme. (And you can eat it for breakfast later!) The second reminds us of Andy Warhol’s tomato soup cans. The third is a tempest of stars like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Made of mesh and the designer’s own textures, each hat is your own piece of wearable art.

Bacon

I decided to don an “artist” look, a Victorian-inspired dress from ValentinaEvangelista for Shiny Shabby which has been fit nicely to the Maitreya body. With Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, it resembles an outfit a girl in my village persists on wearing (even to Fourth of July—really).  I anticipate she will be attending a school of art and design in her future. My hair is a darling, blunt bang look from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Uber, and I exploited the dipped colors to their advantage. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s applier for the Cosmopolitan Room, which I find absolutely love on this mesh head.

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Are you having a few issues with some alpha interference around the eyes with this head? Catwa Clip explained to me in Flickr that the eyes have to be modified to be completely sunken for eye depth so the system lashes don’t come through and mess with your makeup. Try this!

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Hats by palomasnow for Oddfish Studio, available at Art in Hats (opening November 1)

  • Like Breakfast/Dali Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Van Gogh Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015
  • Like Warhol Hat by Oddfish Studios 2015

Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Hayley” (Dipped Party Colors) by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Uber *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [Digby] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

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

Eyes: AMITOMO.Eye Collection 2 – 21 by Woomi Latte for AMITOMO, available at Kustom9

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

Dress: :V.e. Wednesday Gown FITMESH Noir by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Paintbrush: .:MANNA:. Pinceau Blue by Manna Yoshikawa for MANNA

Palette: BoatHouse Painting Pallette by IzzieBellah Hinterland for BoatHouse (no longer available)

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Bacon

 

Birthday Buddies

Birthday Buddies

Another year!

Birthday Buddies

The SL12B celebration for the community is almost over but there are still a few days to get some of the great things from the SLBig Hunt and the freebie areas on the sims, including your own KittyCat, made especially for the birthday. KittyCats employed the colors of the logos to decorate the kitties.

I am also using this chance to check the flexibility of Tricky Boucher’s newest mesh bodies. I made my avatar a curvier girl—not in the distorted idea of large butt and breasts and tiny waist but a viably larger girl with full hips and belly, arms and legs. I tried all three bodies on and saw how each could work but the Isis fit best under this dress from Marcopol Oh from Shiny Shabby, which I wore in large. “Fit” means that I could use the alphas in a way that allowed the body to look reasonable and believable with the dress. Freya’s legs were just too thick to work with the dress (though it was perfectly viable). The Venus gave a nice shape too though it seems Isis has a wee bit more booty, which I liked.

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I am wearing the absolutely lovely Amelia skin from Shyla Diggs, which looks gorgeous on my fuller face with its lovely features and makeup. Shylah Honey’s darling hair for Fameshed makes my look pretty and classy. I love the curls and the pinned bangs. This hair can easily be retro as well as contemporary. This posing blanket is from Olaenka Chesnokov and will be available for FLF. It has texture change and many cute poses.

A cute necklace and bracelet set from Maxi Gossamer at Uber fit wonderfully as did the initial ankle bracelet from Natalee Oodles from Shiny Shabby, which I had to resize up to fit my ankle and it looks terrific. Glamistry is still making shoes that fit Belleza feet and you can see even with filling out my shape, my ankles look beautiful.

Birthday Buddies

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Jessamy Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK Makeup 9 with -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Light Brown by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: LPdN: Sonya Dress:Sky by Marcopol Oh for La Penderie de Nicole, available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace and bracelet: MG – Necklace – Savannah Heart Key – Group 2 and MG – Bracelets – Savannah by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Anklet: Noodles – Initial Anklet Platinum by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available at Shiny Shabby*

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Towel: oOo sunning towel 4LI c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo (for Fifty Linden Friday)*

My friends: SL12B KittyCats by KittyCats, available at their KittyCatS SL12B sim or at the gift centers at SL12B: Impressive and Spectacular

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Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live
with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy
the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

~ “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl

I love this Neil Young song and I love my cinnamon girl. Start with this slinky sexy dress from Beanster Potato (which can be switched to a number of colors using her color change HUD, so don’t think you’re limited to this flavor). Add pumps, also from Beanster, and some gorgeous jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler, and of course a darling handbag from Miffyhoi Rosca for this round of Shiny Shabby, and you have a hot mama, nearly burning through the rugs from Kunst Himmel’s gacha for Shiny Shabby. (More rugs! Yay!)

Cinnamon Girl

The heat of this look comes from Shantia Soulstar’s gorgeous and soulful skin for Skin Fair. It comes with Slink and Omega appliers plus a few others. I spent a frustrating half hour trying to get it to work with the Love n Lust translators on one body (it was not coloring the neck fix.. bleah) so I switched to the Belleza mesh body and Slink hands and feet, and that worked quite well except the nipples, which don’t quite line up but who cares since I am dressed. The Omega is still hit and miss but well, still a deal at the price. I used the makeups available with the skin to create this smoking look and pretty nail appliers from Giela Delpaso.

Shylah Honey is on a roll with hair lately, and she is offering this sexy and beautiful style at the Fantasy Collective this round. With a lock of hair winding back up, it’s a different and new look in a standard silhouette.  My pretty ring is from Anthony77777 Bandit, who has captured the glistening qualities of windlight to make rings that glitter without scripts or bling.

Cinnamon Girl

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Cosette Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

Skin: ZC – Gina sk5 – Br Brows – chB with ZC – Gina Eyeshadows – Date Night 02 and ZC – Gina Lips – Burgundy 03 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: DN Mesh: Karin Dress by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Zahima earrings – Golden jade by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Bracelets: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Ring: BANDIT – Eternity Rubys  ring female 1.0b by Anthony77777 Bandit for Bandit Jewelry Shop *

Handbag: =Zenith=Leather Circle Handbag B(Cream) R FARM by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – MvW Autumn Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Shoes: DN Mesh: Munch Pumps by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Cinnamon Girl

In the Shape of a Heart

In the Shape of a Heart

People speak of love don’t know what they’re thinking of
Reach out to each other though the push and shove
Speak in terms of a life and the learning
Try to think of a word for the burning

~ “In the Shape of a Heart” by Jackson Browne

The Shape of a Heart

Valentine’s Day is coming upon us so the explosion of love-themed events is not a huge surprise. Pink is a challenging color for me. It was never a favorite, even when I was a little girl, and I find it difficult to incorporate, so I am seizing the challenge for Valentine’s. I lucked out because Mariska Simons is coming out with this fabulous lingerie set at the With Love fair, one that comes with every applier imaginable (wrapped up nicely in an Omega hud) and has system layers. Mariska knows that in play, you want to have layers (remove the stockings, leave the panties or vice versa) and so she has given you every imaginable option in swapping out the pieces so you can wear it as you please. And what a confection of pink this set is. Worn with Tiffy Vella’s latest release, a set of pumps with a rose atop, it’s a lovely Valentine’s Day surprise for your lover.

The Shape of a Heart

With Kavar Cleanslate’s loose and lovely locks (with a most unlikely name—I don’t know any librarians with hair this sexy), I am lounging on a heart-shaped sofa from margotmuffen but with sexy poses from Olaenka Chesnokov, which she is featuring at the Burlesque event. (I hung Winter Thorn’s darling texture-change balloons from Love is in the Air to add some Valentine’s feeling to the scene.) Kavar has changed up and consolidated his hair colors into a larger selection per shade with the same tinting features in the HUD but more selection. Shyla Diggs is offering a set of gorgeous and romantic skins at the Love is in the Air event, this being one of them, perfect for wearing with lingerie or… without.

The Shape of a Heart

Hair: Exile::Librarian Chic by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available for Enchantment *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae SK 3 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Love is in the Air *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Cotton Candy Pink Lace 14 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, available at With Love Fair *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Finrod earrings – Silver amethyst by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

Shoes: Eclectica ‘Bella’ Platform Stiletto-plain fuscia by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Décor: {what next} Sweetheart Balloons Décor by Winter Thorn for for {what next}, available at Love is in the Air *

Sofa: striped mocha – heart sofa by margotmuffen for striped mocha

Poses: oOo adelaide by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Burlesque *

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A Doll’s Life

A Doll’s Life

“You can buy about four hundred tiny fashion separates that mix and match to create three tasteful outfits. In that way, the doll is incredibly lifelike. Chilling, even.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

A Doll's Life

Tatyana Ultsch is participating in Burlesque this month, and I thought I would dress up to match her great corseted dress. First the dress, which is a great mesh style that she has made with varying proportions for bigger booties and boobs and smaller ones. I matched it up with stockings from LacunaInc. These were made for the PhatAzz but I slipped the script out and put it in an Omega converter so I could wear them on the Belleza mesh body. I hunted around and found these great Victorian boots from Jackal Ennui, testament that an SL old timer can go with the times and do mesh well. My gloves from Fyre Furse and Sugar Falta I tripped on in MP and laced on to dress up my look. And my pretty necklace is Maxi Gossamer’s contribution for FaMESHed.

A Doll's Life

I am wearing Umazuma Metaluna’s skin for the Season’s Story, a beautiful look that comes with dark and light brows, a smoked eye tattoo option as well as blush and beauty marks and her great lip intensity system, for which I custom-colored my lips. (I love that option—any lipstick I want!) This time I used her applier on the Belleza body because I was having a problem with the Maitreya body in advanced lighting. The transition seems a lot better on the Belleza body for this applier.

Bubbles Clawtooth, that darling of fabulosity, has put this gorgeous loose hair out for Collabor88. With a separate HUD to switch up the color of the bow in back, it’s a versatile hair for many kind of looks, especially this pretty dolly look.

A Doll's Life

Hair: Clawtooth: Yvette – Bodacious Blondes by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Blair – Bare face(honey) BB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Blair Smokey Eyes and [theSkinnery] Blair Lip Intensity 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Season’s Story *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: :::i::: Yva Dress – Blue by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Burlesque *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Love Surrender – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Gloves: X-DollZ Glove by Fyre Furse and Sugar Falta for X-Dollz

Nail appliers: [LB Chrome Pink] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Stockings: *LACUNA* Sophia Thigh High Stockings – Set 2 by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Boots: lassitude & ennui Selene mesh boots black by Jackal Ennui for lassitude & ennui

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

A Doll's Life

Santa Baby—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 3

Santa Baby—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 3

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I’ll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I’ve missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you’ll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,
And really that’s not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

~ “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt

 

Santa Baby

It’s probably time to spoil yourself a little for the holidays. You have been through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and even Afterthought Tuesday (and wearing those dangerously high heels while you shopped). One good way is to dress like you own the place and run to the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar and get today’s gift, this set of earrings from Maxi Gossamer that she makes available in both gold and silver.

My skin is one of the collection at NatalieWells’ shop that I picked up while I was doing the Skin Addiction Black Friday. I love this skin—the tone, the lips, the eyes, the brows, the body. Granted, you can barely see the eyes in this look because of the dramatic cut that Mirja Mills has just put out. But you see enough of the smoky, classy face to get the idea.

Santa Baby

I imagined a very well-to-do, well-dressed lady about town when I made this look and GraceHaddington’s newest sheath with jacket is what made the look. Grace does textures like no one else I have ever met. She combines and layers them on mesh pieces with amazing proportions and shadows and depths that create beautiful, high fashion looks. This skill is also noticeable in my stiletto pumps that Grace made. Add to that that each of these outfits comes with a texture-change HUD and the pumps have nine various textures, not just an in-world color change. And everything is priced ridiculously low for what you get as far as artistry and versatility. Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight, and bring me more of these gorgeous fashions!

Santa Baby

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ALICIA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: Deesses Skins: Nadine – black eyebrows – caramel mocha by NatalieWells for Deesses

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Chase Me by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Black Sun – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Handbag: bitch. – mesh purse Houndstooth/Black by Maxwell Graf for bitch @ Rustica *

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

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS-Hands]:// Caraoa by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LG] Boutique-Fall 2014 Jaide Heels by GraceHaddington for LivGlam *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *