What About Lunch?

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”” ~ Winnie the Pooh

What About Lunch

Admittedly sometimes I ramble on far too long in my blog so today it’s going to be short and sweet—kind of like this dress from Anessa Stine, a new offering from a new designer for DCNY. She uses what seems is a photosourced texture that has been carefully rendered over the dress shape so you have a sexy peekaboo fabric without being too revealing.

What About Lunch

My skin is an offering from Monicuzza Babenco at the Dressing Room with a pretty demeanor and bright lips. My hair is a new delicious updo from Truth Hawks. How does he keep doing it?

What About Lunch

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

Hair: >TRUTH< Alison – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *YS & YS* Penelope Flash – Tdr by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*, sold at The Dressing Room

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Mint (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: DCNY_Stretch Crochet Dress_Cerise by Anessa Stine for DCNY *

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Snow Leopard by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya Gold

Dia Bonita

I have been a fan of Brazilian music for a while. I am not a heavy-duty fan—just an admirer. From the first time I heard Brazilian music and heard the glint of sun off the water in my mind (don’t ask me how that worked), I have loved the shimmer and tap of the samba and the cooling salve of the music.

Dia Bonito

This dress from Nicky Ree isn’t exactly Brazilian per se but it reminds me of the inherent happiness in so much of the music. The flowers and lightness of this outfit remind me of the feminine beauty of women’s voices singing in Portugese, that fluid motion of the notes combined with a depth and emotional buoyancy. Nicky wows us again with her facility with textures and color gradients, this time going from sunset into a pretty pinky purple, accompanying it all with a lovely flowy scarf.

Dia Bonito

I show it with this glowing skin from Tricky Boucher. The dewiness of the face, the gentle light touching the skin, is perfectly revealed in Nicky’s dress. Tricky opted for a younger look with this freckled skin, beautifully framed with gorgeous eyebrows and full lips.

Dia Bonito

Finally, I show shoes from a new boutique. Made by Chopine Aura, these shoes represent the most mainline of the shoes she offers, many of them historically accurate. I complimented Chopine on the pretty toes and she mentioned that the toenail polishes were based on photos of her own pedicured feet. She then began to cite her sources—Wet n Wild, Revlon, and Cover Girl—and she sent me a photo of her own RL pretty toes to prove it. I had to laugh.

I will say that I struggled with these shoes a bit at first. The HUD is based on choosing a texture and then tinting it, and that always causes me trouble, especially as the retinting is very lagged—it takes a moment to get the whole foot. (I have to say I much prefer the HUDS from Maitreya and Kalnins.) I also had to do a fair amount of resizing of the ankle to make things work together, but once it was done, I was very pleased with the result. I especially like the cork heel (based on a photo of real cork she took because she got frustrated trying to make it in Blender and Poser), and the pretty ribbons around the shoe (with flexi).

Dia Bonito

Muito linda:

Hair: Gertrude – Copper by Rita Groshomme for Curio

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson SK 6 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: *DNR* Anita Floral Set in Pink by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *

Shoes: Chopine’s Dotted Ribbons – Pink – High by Chopine Aura for Chopine’s

Written while listening to Balancê by Sara Tavares (who reminds us that all women in Brazil are gorgeous). Thank you to Carter Denja for the recommendation. And don’t miss Carter’s brilliant set on Monday nights at Madhu’s Cafe.

Hi, Lum!

Pink Profusion

Pink is a challenge for me. Unlike other little girls, I never found pink to be my favorite color. I have actually warmed up to its charms. It’s red.. but lighter.

Pink Profusion

Therefore, when I was presented with an opportunity to feature a new gown and jewelry, I instantly chose pink. It was a challenge for me to show the work of these great creators with full justice.

Sparkle Skye and Alienbear Gupte have collaborated to make a set of fashions that can work together or apart. This glorious dress from Sparkle Skye includes four skirt lengths (short, ballgown, short train and long train as you will see scrolling down the blog). Then the trains include very subtle sparkles—very VERY subtle blings. She takes it past fantasy ballgown into the true fantasy realm by including wings. If you are a fae, you will want this badly.

Pink Profusion

The gown, which includes two different bodice and sleeve styles, is for the woman who wants to be a fairy princess (and who doesn’t secretly want that at least once). And she provides it a proliferation of colors.

Pink Profusion

Then Alienbear Gupte offers this beautifully constructed jewelry to match all the colors of the dress with its charming heart motif, echoing the heart in the bodice. Alienbear does amazing building and it’s clear she doesn’t use machines. It’s incredibly impressive.

Pink Profusion

A proliferance of pink passion:

Hair: ::69:: CHROME – Pink – by Kumii Yoshikawa for ::69::

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson PALE 0 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: *SS* Ciara – Fae of Spring- Pink by Sparkle Skye for Sparkle Skye *

Jewelry: Alienbear Designs (Princess Venus Pink) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs *

Shoes: *FN* Ntinda Ballerina – pink by Aleida Rhode for Aleida

A La Moulin

I can blog as a man, but it’s not always my “thing,” ya know? So today I am blogging as a woman—all woman.

A La Moulin

paeoti Pomeray has a way of making a woman FEEL like a woman—she makes you feel sexy and desirable and pretty. Check out her latest shown here—with its long lacy bustle, sexy black thigh highs and bowed and beribboned corset, this is frippery worth wearing, especially to a special holiday party—of two ;)

A La Moulin

I thought Desidelia Vella’s skin would work well with this. It’s sexy and creamy-smooth and has the right tone for a darker-skinned avatar. The lips are full and luscious, the eyebrows perfectly drawn, and she has a wicked collarbone.

A La Moulin

I am showing these with the sexiest boots—the new suede wonders from Bax Coen. Each boot in her suede series includes her fantastic resizing scripts (and what a thrill to just put on my old boots, “speak” the measurements and let the new boots “hear” them), color change for the details (zipper, metal, sole, etc), sound on or off, and best of all four different colors to choose from. (Below is “Byzantium.”)

Oh, Bax, you know what a woman wants…

A La Moulin

… long boots up to there and zippers sliding all the way down.

A La Moulin

You make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel….

Hair: >TRUTH< Alannah – chestnut by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: FS Skin – Fiona Gold (Natural)(Stripe) by Desidelia Vella for Free Speerit *

Outfit: Paeoti_Creole Lady Set by paeoti Pomeray for Nymphetamine *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Purple Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Rose Garden

Somehow, some way, the snow missed me. (I live near a very large body of water—I can only imagine it was that.) My not very distant neighbors (less than 10 miles away) got pummeled and snow blowers are running all over the Midwest right now. And we’re looking forward to the frigid cold coming our way.

Rose Garden

It’s times like this it’s best to disappear into a fantasy and mine is a fantasy of a beautiful kimono, fresh with roses, wondrously layered with frills and laces, butterflies floating around. The folds of the robe (with a cleverly constructed sculpty) combined with the gathered bow in the back is a sort of virtual origami of colors and textures. This absolutely gorgeous kimono from chichuro Martinek cures the snowbound blues and brings a bit of sunshine to a gray day.

Rose Garden

I styled it with a simply beautiful new skin from Tuli Asturius’ For Your Lips Only line. With its subtly colored lip and bare but beautiful eyes, its freshness perfectly matches this glorious kimono. I topped it with a sweet bob from BettiePage Voyager. Its flat color (this is one of her earlier pieces) might seem a bit cartoony for this ensemble but somehow it works (the simplicity of the cut).

Rose Garden

Paper flower:

Hair: BP* OKAPPA Hair M by BettiePage Voyager for BP*

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. taupe by Tuli Asturius for []::Tuli::[] *

Kimono: *RAN*kimono/112set–pretty roses by chihiro Martinek for Handmade*RAN*

Fashionably Warm

Houndstooth has always been a classic pattern for fashion. Combine that with expert tailoring and feminine touches like a full skirt and a tint of pink, and you have a fantastic look for a pretty fashionista.

Fashionably Warm

Shiryu Musashi enters the Winter market with this cute houndstooth coat with belted full skirt. In signature Musashi-Do style, all the textures are hand drawn and he combines sculpted prims in the collar and cuffs and regular flexi prims in the skirt. This skillful mix of prim types without overuse makes the outfit very wearable and versatile. I am very excited to Shiryu’s new sim, Eleganza, is open (in the interests of full disclosure: named by yours truly)!

Fashionably Warm

This skin by Torie Senne is her newest entry to the market. Fresh and sophisticated with its combination of photosourced and hand-drawn elements, it makes me feel very haute and hot all at once. Her skins are very photographable and subtly colored. Aemilia Case seems to be the underdog of hair in SL—her hair is universally cute, well constructed, beautifully colored and innovative. This style, with its flipped ends, is casual but smart.

Fashionably Warm

Finally, I show boots from JB Gazov (still not-so-secretly one of my favorite shoe makers in SL). With their subtle sheen and sinuous curves, his boots make any lady look and feel sexy.

Fashionably Warm

Tailored warmth:

Hair: PE Vanora Mochachino by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy

Skin: [Bebae] Fabia > Cara: 00 by Torie Senne for [Bebae] *

Coat: (Musashi-Do) December Warmth – Pink by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do *

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round-Soft Gray by JB Gazov for J’s

Pink Leopard

One has to ask.. who came up with pink leopard? It doesn’t really exist in real life and has a very tenuous existence in SL. So why does it look so darn good? What is so appealing about it?

Pink Leopard

I have a theory. The pink leopard is the rarest of animals, the softest, the most whimsical, and the sexiest. The novelty and brightness of the color will attract mates and it is this that will ultimately assure her survival in the wild. And oh heck, it’s darn cute.

Pink Leopard

That’s why Cristina Sugita has seized upon it as a motif and the fabric of this drop dead sexy dress. She has made a great outfit here, combining a cleverly done system piece with prims that move just right. And it’s a great price!

Pink Leopard

This skin from Rosemary Galbraith at Cupcakes, a Halloween gift at her store, seemed to suit the theme perfectly. With its sparkly pink eye shadow and cats eye liner, rowr!

The shoes I had were a perfect match. I mean, how often will you need pink leopard shoes, yet I was able to wear them! (Which proves I have too many shoes.. cuz pink leopard is not exactly a “neutral.”) Cerberus Noel just put these out as part of an animal pack of pumps.

Pink Leopard

For the leopard who can’t change her spots:

Hair: >TRUTH< Abbey – auburn by Truth Hawks for Truth*

Skin: *CUPCAKES – Daydream – Nutmeg – Fairy 2 Pink by Rosemary Galbraith for Cupcake

Dress: *Pink Leopard Hunt Dress* by Crissy Designs by Cristina Sugita for Crissy Designs

Bangle: Dark Mouse Divine Deco Bangle (Right) by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Shoes: *GF* Figure Pumps -leopard pink- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Written while listening to “In Rainbows” by Radiohead, specifically “Jigsaw Falling into Place.

Rainy Days

It’s raining out today—a sweet rainy fall day with periods of clarity. The flowers outside are releasing their last burst of bloom. I saw a hummingbird hovering not 3 feet from me, dipping his beak into my impatiens (yeah, explain that—guess he was desperate).

Rainy Days

So today I am cheerfully celebrating beauty with the work of Iki Ikarus. She sent out two skins for her group, and I was hooked. I ran over a few days later and got this gem and one of her cute dresses. With its well-groomed eyebrows, expressive lips, and finely contoured face, this skin is well-drawn and lacks that over-dodged highlighting I see on too many skins nowadays.

Rainy Day

Then I got into the whole purple/pink theme and topped this ensemble with this messy hair from Foam! It’s raining, ya know? Add in a whimsical blossom necklace from Ginza Kohime and a sweet umbrella from Michelle Rail, and we’re done up top.

Rainy Days

I have to admit, the whole rain thing came to me because I have been dying to show these boots for a while. The RetroStars from Coke Dreadlow (who also makes some killer high-tops) are the boots I have wanted since I was a little girl. Tuck these cute socks from sato yifu in and we’re set!

Rainy Days

Rain, rain, don’t go away (til tomorrow):

Hair: The Valerie-Black C- by Winter LittleBoots for Foam!

Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: ::CleO:: Caramel – Lavender by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Dress: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: SuNny Dress Violetred by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Socks: *KUROTSUBAKI* socks_romantic_pink by sato Yifu for KUROTSUBAKI

Necklace: PINK flower beads necklace by Ginza Kohime for the now defunct Ginza Jewelry (tp will take you to a sim called Texas State USA :( )

Boots: UBU RetroStars Rain Boots by Coke Dreadlow for Urban Bomb Unit

Umbrella: Rall/!Umbrella/red by Michelle Rail for Spadio Studios

Listening to one of my favorite songs of all time: Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead.