Mandarin Orange

Tiger Lily

When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. ~ Wayne Dyer

Tiger Lily

The beautiful girl in orange that shows up at the party—who is she who dares to wear orange and wear it so well? What does it say about her? Sonatta Morales made this gorgeous dress, offered at Fashion for Life this year, to catch the eye, and it does that with its exotic print and elegant assembly. From the bow at the shoulder to the sleek primmed skirt, it’s an evening gown for a woman who is bright inside and out.

Tiger Lily

My skin is a lovely Asian look from Gala Phoenix. What works for this skin is that it can be put on a shape and look just right—I have not modifed my shape in any way yet I look perfect. I love the coloring and skin tone. My jewels are courtesy of Tiffy Vella, whose aesthetic is truly based in the early 20th century with her deco motifs and lavish use of pearls. This lovely pair of earrings comes from a new set Tiffy is offering.

Tiger Lily

“Orange is the happiest color.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Hair: **Dura-Boys&Girls**16(Black) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: :GP: Honey [Light] Jasmine-Pure 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Breeze by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales

Jewelry: Eclectica Deco Knot bracelet-pale silver and Eclectica Deco Knot earrings-pale silver by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Shoes: ! haut.monde – Gossip Pumps – Coral Rose by Teresa Republic for haut.monde *

Orange Crush

Bah! The best part of fall has passed and now it’s all early evenings and drizzle (with some sleet today) and the unbeautiful side of the season. (It’s like going from the center of Paris to the outskirts, going from a beautiful magical land to face the hard cold reality about how things gotta be.) So I am going to put on a little orange to chase the ugliness away.

Orange Crush

I start with an orange shrug over a funky t-shirt. The shrug is a masterpiece from Cerberus Noel (and free at her store in this iteration). Look closely and each ruffle is individually and perfectly textured with a border running along the ruffle. The sleeves are the same and the back has a pretty scallop in back. Honestly, I would knit this if I could. The top, from Toast Bard, lends a sort of modern bohemian feel to the look, especially paired with this bold skirt from sato Yifu.

Orange Crush

I am wearing a pretty little necklace and earrings from Trixie Bumbo who has really upped her game recently with a new assortment of jewelry in different styles. They compliment my as-always gorgeous skin from Mallory Cowen, made specifically for redheads. And what a redhead I am in Truth Hawks’ copper color.

Orange Crush

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Hair: >TRUTH< Eva – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 02 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for LAQ *

Shrug: *GF* Ruffle Bolero (middle) -pumpkin- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Top: (fd) Sparrow Shirt by Toast Bard for fashionably dead

Skirt: *KUROTSUBAKI* flexible_skirt_yellow by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Necklace and Earrings: *Primagine* I <3 Autumn Necklace and Earrings by Trixie Bumbo for *Primagine* *

Bangles: /artilleri/ brazil bracelet *oranges* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/ (no longer available)

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

Orange Glow

It’s gray outside. The world needs a little color.

Orange Glow

I put on this cute little batik fabric number from Carrie Snowpaw. It was one of the 60L weekend deals, and a good bargain with its great color and flirty skirt. Her little shop includes a number of cute dresses and outfits. Carrie is clearly a designer learning her craft.

Orange Glow

Allow me to brag on myself for just two minutes. I made this necklace well over a year ago and now sell versions of it at RFyre under the brand Fyreworks. Each piece is hand laid (no machine existed at the time), made to fit my avatar, but it will fit yours too. No sculpties, just tortured prims (that tortured me).

Orange Glow

A splash of color in a cold gray world:

Hair: Armidi Hair – St Moritz – Hazelberry by Lola Marquez for Armidi

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

Dress: Flirty Batik Dress by Carrie Snowpaw for Snowpaw Fashions

Jewelry: *Fyreworks* Diana necklace amber by Harper Beresford for * Fyreworks * *

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Salience Brown by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Some days you wake up and you smell the fresh air and you hear the birds singing and you realize this world you live in requires some laughter and enjoyment rather than the same old sturm und drung. This second life provides an inexpensive way to have a few laughs—spankers, the lime jelly dance, onigakko, “Do not peench,” and tinies.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

This bubble dress from Quinlan Quimby (whose name alone requires a merry giggle) is piece of orangesicle crush, citrus fluff, sunniness and charm. With her clever use of sculpties and gradient textures, she creates a frothy fun frock that screams “smile!” in the face of rolling restarts and disappearing prims.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The obvious accompaniments to this dress are whimsical pieces by Lexi Burks and sato Yifu. There are thousands of fun jewelry pieces like these in SL. Find one, put it on, grab a smile. This wild hair from Amrita, with its brilliant orangey textures and flyaway ponytails is an ideal top to this ensemble.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

And Toast Bard and the other kids over at Tableau are the royalty of whimsy and irony in SL. These Jellies took me right back to the bins of brightly color jelly shoes at the local dollar store, their stinky vinyl fresh out of the flimsy paper cartons from China.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

She Bop ;)

Hair: ** Amrita**[Kasandra-Noon] Carrot*Nolight by Atsuki Kayo for **Amrita**

Skin: Pulse Skin Brandy ll-Full Freckles/True Self by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: TOSL *Punk Princess* Party Dress v1.4 Royal Rose by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Necklace, Bracelet and Watch: *F.O.R.* Kickin Candy Set YUMMM!!! by Lexi Burks for *F.O.R.* (Store closed :( )

Earrings and Ring: *KUROTSUBAKI* choco cake Ring&Earring by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Shoes: (fd) Jellies (Blood Orange + Ocean Shore) by Toast Bard for (fashionably dead)

Listening to My Party by Plastilina Mosh

Feeling Sunshine

Kotobuki Jewell at :bijou: has been doing some fun and stylish things with sculpties and textures for a while now. She has a real sense of bright colors and urban style,and she mixes system pieces, prims, and sculpties in delightful and funky ways.

Feeling Sunshine

I chose to show this outfit because it’s pretty indicative of Kotobuki’s work. She uses a fabulous system piece on top to balance the fuller sculpty knickers. She attends to the details with a tied waist and cuffs on the pants.

Feeling Sunshine

I am showing this with Amerie Spitteler’s Mint. The style is contemporary and doesn’t have that same cutesiness vs. wildness that so many styles seem to fall into.

I put on Storm Schmooz’ Sandals. They come with the black base you see here or an equally gorgeous wood base. Storm made these before the toe/foot shoe craze and they are pretty darn sexy, even without the toes.

Feeling Sunshine

How I’m walkin’ on sunshine:

Hair: *aN* Mint_(darkauburn) by Amerie Spitteler for *amerie’s NAUGHTY*

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Tone 3 Makeup 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: :bijou: Truth [Sun] by Kotobuki Jewell for :bijou:

Bangles: ::eLDee:: Line bangles (orange) by Lilyana Dryke for ::eLDee::

Shoes: Storm Schmooz Sandal_BW by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz