Virginia Lover

Virginia Lover

“The November evening had a bite; it nibbled not-quite-gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia the late autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.”
― J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square

Virginia Lover

November is upon us in the northern hemisphere and slowly the days are growing much longer, the weather is colder and it’s rainy with some snow. Bleah. Time for a sweater, this one a lovely crocheted masterpiece in varigated yarns from Gocha Merlin. I tripped on her store in MP when I was doing the LL ads and loved her funky knits and outfits. She seems to do her own mesh with some great textures. I opted to wear the sweater with shorts and tights as I see all the girls around my area doing. Mesh shorts from Erratic Rain fit perfectly underneath and old old cabled tights I had in inventory from Myllie Writer with new mesh boots from Kenadeecole (so cool and fit on the Belleza body if you wear it).

Virginia Lover

Sad November has started and there are lots of fun things including this umbrella with an elaborate color change hud for different elements of the umbrella and an AO that keeps it in place while you walk around from Jaimy Hancroft. My hair has a great set of hair texture colors AND complete control of colors on the band and muffs of the ear uffs from Ikira Frimon. I wore pink lipstick from Constance Daehlie (and her lovely eyes for Enchanted) with a skin from Shyla Diggs. It all works together. Even if the skies are gray, my look is bright.

Virginia Lover

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Aina hair-Brown set by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Sad November

Skin: -Belleza- Grace SK 5 Br by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza– *

Lipstick: #adored – gummi gloss – pinkies 2 by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – silvery by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available for Enchantment *

Sweater: !gO! Klara sweater 4 by Gocha Merlin for !gO!

Shorts: erratic / lena – shorts / denim light by Erratic Rain for erratic *

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

Tights: *PERSONA* Woolen Tights – pink by Myllie Writer (no longer available)

Umbrella: -DRD-  Rainy umbrella by Jaimy Hancroft for Death Row Designs, available at Sad November

Boots: REIGN.- Boots With the Fur- (Violet) by kenadeecole for REIGN

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

Wearing Warm

My friend KK IM’d me the other day and told me she needed recommendations for things to wear for skating, holiday shopping, keeping warm, and generally being a snow bunny. So this will be the first of a series I will do on “Wearing Warm.”

Wearing Warm

We all know that SL finds its home on computers spread out in offices in warmer climates. In fact, a lot of the residents of SL never see snow. They find the whole idea of snow exotic and fun. So let me tell you about how it gets squeaky in REALLY cold weather, how it is fluffy or slushy, how it can drop in big glorious glops of flakes or in dry flurries of twinkledust.

Wearing Warm

I pulled out an older outfit from Myllie Writer, one she had marketed last year (and is now in her discount area ;)) to show you one possible ensemble. I have always loved this sweater/skirt set, and it comes in several combinations of colors so you can wear many color combos of sweaters and tights (and at a reasonable price). In poking around Persona today to confirm it was still available, I also purchased a ton of poses, some of which you see here.

Wearing Warm

I am showing this outfit with hair named after ME. I just get so happy when that happens. And I feel so honored Truth Hawks would honor me with his great work. (Je suis arrivee!) This tousled ponytail compliments the casualness of the outfit and reminds me how windblown hair can get in the winter.

Wearing Warm

A scarf from Antonia Marat and darling furry boots from Lexi Morgan keep me warm and a luscious skin from Monicuzza Babenco (named “Snow”—go figure), make me feel all snuggly.

Wearing Warm

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Hair: >TRUTH< Harper – pumpkin by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<*

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 05 Snow EB Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS**

Sweater: *PERSONA* Furry Sweater – cream by Myllie Writer for PERSONA

Skirt: *PERSONA* Plaid Belted Skirt by Myllie Writer for PERSONA

Tights: *PERSONA* Woolen tights – orange by Myllie Writer for PERSONA

Scarf: /artilleri/ Taylor scarf STRIPES *peach/yellow* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Boots: [Stellar] Kenai Boots – Tan by Lexi Morgan for Stellar

Wagon: Reek – Snowy Wagon by Riq Graves for Reek

Written while listening to “Funeral Singers” by Califone.