Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenol Woman

It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

~ from “Phenomenol Woman” by Maya Angelou

Phenomenol Woman

Phenomenal woman, yep, that’s me. I can’t help but think it’s my look today. Start with Poulet Koenkamp’s newest dress, which comes in several color variations. With a patterned tiered skirt and a sweetheart neckline, this dress has a lot going on. I pair it with Mirja Mills’ newest jewelry set in black and white with teensy intricate design and beautifully rendered textures.

Phenomenol Woman

The story here, of course, is Nicole Button’s newest releases for Skin Fair 2014. These skins are phenomenal with lush skin tones and absolutely drop dead gorgeous features. I put this skin on and I was hooked. Each skin pack comes in 6 skin tones and includes two natural skins in bright and soft (meaning one is more burnished than the other), two lip glosses, four eyebrow colors, hairbases, and a ton of cleavage options. She also includes mesh ears and appliers for just about everything you ever need. Truth Hawks’ gorgeous full long locks complete my look, making it sexy and sensuous and woman—phenomenally.

Phenomenol Woman

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lolita by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Egozy.Anjali (Canelle).SOFT with Egozy.Anjali.Hairs Chestnut.(Add)(Canelle) by Nicole Button for Egozy, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) *

Eyes: PC pearl – bog wood – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Gown: :: PM :: Zohra Gown in Black/Silver by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Jewelry: .:EMO-tions:. *ARIEL* armband, circlet, earrings, necklace, ring (silver/black) by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Flat Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 144 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair*

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Dancing queen black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

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

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Glamorous

Glamorous

“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Glamorous

Being glamorous in SL is a lot easier in SL than RL because there are so many with a glamorous vision to give us beauty. Mami Jewell recently created this gorgeous dress with her unique lush satin textures and shaping. She combines a beautiful off-the-shoulder dress with translucent flexi prims (notice how they don’t cast a shadow) to create a dress with true old-fashioned glamour. Worn with AvaGardner Kungler’s newest jewelry set, inspired by the colors of Brazilian carnival, and accessorized with a beaded clutch from Yula Finesmith, the look is drop dead gorgeous.

Glamorous

Chandra Masala is showing two new lines at the Skin Fair 2014. The Meenakshi skin comes in 5 tones with eyebrow variations, 6 lipsticks and 6 eyeshadows, and even an optional bindi plus cleavage and all the standard appliers. Chandra has touched this skin with her own spiciness and added elegant touches such as well-groomed, shapely brows (that can be altered quite drastically with her included bald heads.) Her skin is devastatingly elegant with an underlying sexiness. Deep dark brown eyes from Lano Ling (and brown eyes are not easy to pull off in SL) make the skin even more beautiful. I have worn one of Mirja Mills’ elegant up-dos, a gorgeous variation on the French twist, dramatically swept up and over.

Glamorous

“Some day the laws of glamour must be discovered, because they are so important that the world would be wiser now if Sir Isaac Newton had been hit on the head, not by an apple, but by a young lady.” ~ Booth Tarkington

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

Skin: Jalwa – Meenakshi – Cardamom – Brown Eyebrows with Jalwa – Meenakshi Brows Straight, Jalwa – Meenakshi Makeup – Blue and Jalwa – Meenakshi  Lipstain – Apricot by Chandra Masala for Jalwa, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 1)

Eyes: PC pearl – bog wood – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Dress: -AZUL- Rita /Sapphire by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Manacah necklace and earring – Lavender by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Clutch: FINESMITH CLUTCH BAG- SEQUINS NATURAL MESH by Yula Finesmith for Finesmith

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Flat Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Elegance

Elegance

Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. ~ Carolina Herrera

Elegance

I have always been a big proponent of elegance, which features beauty and simplicity and a certain quiet rightness to things. People can speak of elegance in code, elegance in math or philosophy, but here I hope to represent it in self-presentation. My beautifully textured dress from Ariadne Garrigus certainly conveys the idea. With a simple palette, she covers her dress in beads of varying sizes over a satiny fabric but with a casual silhouette that includes a strappy criss-cross back. It’s purely sexy in a sleek elegant way. BabyChampagne Sass’s gorgeous peep-toe slingbacks and simple jewelry from Maxi Gossamer complete the look.

Elegance

The inspiration for the look was Shantia Soulstar’s exclusive new skin for Skin Fair 2014. In trying on several skins for preview, this one definitely caught my eye with its elegant beauty and rich tone. (I shot it kind of overlit, I realize, but I wanted the gorgeous features to really show.) Shantia sells this skin in seven tones with 10 eyeshadows and 10 lipsticks and includes dark, light and no brow options. It’s a really captivating skin from a creator I had not tried before.

And of course, I have been looking for the perfect chance to show these dreads from M4ri1yn Magic. He has created a very interestingly engineered hair piece—there are two pieces actually: the dreads themselves and then the wisps. This ensures the pieces will fit on your head. His HUD includes tones from white to dark with blonde, red and dark in between. It’s a fresh thought process from M4ri1yn and not like his other hair, and I love it!

Elegance

“An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.” ~ Salvador Dalí

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hill – Dreads series by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant *

Skin: Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Lips 06 and Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Eyeshadow 01 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 1) (opens March 14) *

Eyes: PC pearl – bog wood – large medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Dress: ***ArisAris AA31 boasts Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – DewDrop Glass Bead by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 144 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Dancing queen black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Poses from the Geisha set by Tutys for Tutys

Elegance

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

I am so PLEASED to congratulate Fabfree for winning the Avi Choice awards for best blog. I sincerely think there was no better blog for the title. (I am not being gracious here—I mean it.) I was good friends with Renee Lowenhart when she was running the blog, and I know how much work she put into building Fabfree. Love Trill and the other ladies have taken the baton and run with it, keeping up the fine standards Renee set and making it even better. They work DAMN hard on that blog, bringing people news of great items, keeping the free area at the Wash going, and running a ginormous group of freebie hunters. And they put slurls on EVERYTHING (and I know how much work that is). I know I refer new people to the blog at least three times a week. I am so pleased they got the award.

That being said, I am also pleased that I ranked in the top 5. Of course it’s not scientific and of course it’s all about some crazy poll on a website but dang, let me gloat just a little here for being in the top 5. I was thrilled to be nominated, so of course for this I am so honored. Thank you for voting for me! And congratulations to the other blogs!

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That being said, I will now take you back in time to the Victorian era when Christmases were festooned with holly and velvet and delight galore! Actually, I’ll take you over to Genre, whose theme this month is “Victorian Christmas,” and a ton of creators are participating. I am actually amazed at some of the work because I can tell it’s original mesh, not templates, and it’s been done with the event in mind.

Take for example the skirt I wear from Kaliope Karas in plaid with a green hem, which I separated from a whole outfit she is offering so I could show Kerryth Tarantal’s gorgeous jacket with her distinctive complex textures. Kerryth has grown by leaps and bounds, looking at this, having drawn in all the fine detail—buttons, shadows, piping. She’s not just laying a fractal on a prim anymore. It’s gorgeous. And you can barely see but Tiffy Vella has made the most darling mesh shoes with a Victorian brocade print and a ruffled vamp.

A Christmas Carol

The accessories at the event are exquisite. The gorgeous choker and earrings from Ellantha Larsson are simply a taste of what is being offered and Synjari Myriam’s top hat is one of many toppers up for sale. Chandra Masala offers this porcelain and pristine skin with a hark back to bygone days and I wore one of Helena Stringer’s makeup tattoos to get a deeper lip.

You will also find a variety of Victorian creations to furnish your house including this curio desk from Morgana Brid, which includes texture change features to change the wood and upholstery. And Lashae Karsin used her posing talent to make a stately Victorian chair that also has a few standing poses. Abathyr is generously offering the Christmas stocking I show with a texture change script to allow different names to be embroidered on the stocking for a mere 10L. In fact, almost every creator offers one 10L item so being Victorian this holiday won’t break the bank.

A Christmas Carol

“And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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

Skin: Jalwa- Zahida – Victorian – Eyebrows by Chandra Masala for Jalwa, available at Genre *

Makeup: *TSM* Mistress Lips -Last Kiss by Helena Stringer for The Stringer Mausoleum, available at Genre *

Eyes: PC Eyes – Christmas Tale – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Jacket: Spyralle  Snowflake Lace Jacket Red by Kerryth Tarantal for Spyralle, available at Genre *

Skirt: KaliKo – Joanie Christmas Caroling Skirt by  Kaliope Karas for KaliKo, available at Genre *

Choker and earrings: .:ellabella:. Bygone Medusa – Yule by  Ellantha Larsson for .:ellabella:., available at Genre *

Top hat: .:SF:. “Memento Mori” Mini Top Hat – Thulian by Synjari Myriam for Senzafine, available at Genre *

Shoes: Eclectica Victoriana Shoe for Genre-red by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Décor:

Christmas on the Flip Side

Christmas on the Flip Side

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Sweating his fat away
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Water-skis on his sleigh
Never have a white Christmas
When you in Melbourne live
Wearing hot pants on the beach
When you your presents give

~ Bradley Stanley

Christmas on the Flip Side

I realized I needed to get over this cold thing and SL was the place to do it. Instead of trying to warm up, I just put myself on the flip side—the other side of the planet in Australia, where Christmas is warm and summery. In Australia, I don’t need the boots, the long underwear, the damn hat and mittens. I can wear a short little mini dress and do just fine. This minidress from SamanthaSJones is ideal with red roses and a skirt that’s just up to there, perfect in the holiday heat. Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger’s sexy high heels with a gift-wrapped bow are ideal in green, completing the holiday look. And if you look closely (past my darling bangle from Maxi Gossamer, featured at Collabor88 where everyone is falling into the water because they didn’t reset the tp point), you will see Giela Delpaso’s international-flavored nails, offered as her exceedingly generous Peace on Earth hunt gift. I chose the Australian nails, of course.

Christmas on the Flip Side

Julia Merosi is generously offering this chic and sassy little kittycat necklace as yesterday’s KittyCats Advent Calendar gift and Sileny Noel is offering a set of sexy lined eye makeups (one of which I am wearing) as today’s gift. Lano Ling recently put out this gorgeous pair of holiday eyes for all comers–grab these beauties. Long wavy locks from MissAllSunday Lemon suit this darling hat from Misseuro Chow. And Sawsan Secretspy’s sunkissed skin is the look to have for a summery Christmas, glowing with radiance from the sun, exuding warmth for a hot holiday.

Christmas on the Flip Side

Chestnuts roasting on the sidewalk
Castles in the sand
Eating ice-cream, having good talks
Warm Christmas, isn’t that grand?

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Maya Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Chanell Sunkissed Nat by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::.

Makeup: +>A&A<+ Whiskers Liner- Smokey from +>A&A<+(wear) Whisker Liners For KittyCats by Sileny Noel for Adore and Abhor, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Eyes: PC Eyes – Christmas Tale – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes (gift in his store!)

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Why Didnt You Call Me by SamanthaSJones for for LIV-Glam *

Bangle: MG – Bangles – Marbella Majestic – Bangle 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88*

Hat: >> DK << Bright Santa by Misseuro Chow for Demon Kitties

Necklace: je suis… KittyCat Necklace by Julia Merosi for je suis, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – PoE Asia & Oceania Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, a Peace on Earth hunt gift

Shoes: N-core DESIRE “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Halloween in my town was cold and rainy and windy and ghostless though the blowing of the winds was certainly chilling and the darkness was eerie. I sought a respite from the creepiness of the evening with Callie and her KittyCats. I had just gotten the cutest dress from Ivy Burner (group gift for Halloween—thank you!) and Kavar Cleanslate had come out with a whole bunch of new hair, including these lovely locks, wavy and all brought to the side. Callie had other ideas.

First she had me see her Silly Spook KittyCats. With a ghostly translucence, these kitties are scary but fun all at once (due to Callie’s charming artwork). The little feline ghosties tried to engage me in play, but I wasn’t quite into it.

All Saints Day

Callie introduced me to her “Hell-O-Kittehs,” a group of underworld wildcats with choatic textures and crazy glowing eyes. They tried to suck me down into their inferno (reminiscent of more than one person who has told me to “go to Hell”), but I was rescued by…

Super Cats! These kitties pulled me skyward where I could float among the clouds. With their darling superhero costumes and bright masks, these caped crusaders assured my place in Heaven on All Saints Day. All three collectible KittyCats are available now at their store and on Marketplace.

All Saints Day

KittyCats:

  • Silly Spooks collectible KittyCatS from KittyCats, available on Marketplace as Boys or Girls or at KittyCatS *
  • Hell-O-Kitteh collectible KittyCatS from KittyCats, available on Marketplace as Boys or Girls or at KittyCatS *
  • Super Cats collectible KittyCatS from KittyCats, available on Marketplace as Boys or Girls or at KittyCatS *

Hair: Exile::Criminal – Dark Reds by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley BBB Nov SK 1 R by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: PC Jaded Eyes – Autumn Song – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Dress: ~Sassy!~ Julia dress – Halloween by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand Appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Nails Appliers: Nailed It –  MvW Autumn Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: [Gos] Barefoot – Arched by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Photos by Callie Cline (Thank you!)

Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane

But anyone who ever had a heart
Oh, they wouldn’t turn around and break it
And anyone who’s ever played a part
Oh, they wouldn’t turn around and hate it

~ “Sweet Jane” by Lou Reed (this performance with Metallica)

Sweet Jane

Lou Reed passed away this weekend, so in remembrance of him and with a sad heart for his wife, Laurie Anderson, I quote his famous song “Sweet Jane.” My sweet Jane wears an LBD—“little black dress”—this one from Kim Lysette for Liv Glam, a cute mesh skirt with a cleverly made lace system top with a criss-cross back. Sexy shoes from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger are the simple accompaniment to this easily elegant look. AvaGardner Kungler’s earrings from The Dressing Room Fusion go perfectly.

Sweet Jane

Shyla Diggs’ and Tricky Boucher’s gorgeous work on their recent skins makes a beauty of any avatar, especially with the gorgeously lined eyes and sensuous lipsticks that can be interchanged for variabillity. Truth Hawks continues to set the standard for hair-wear with this tousled up-do, new this week. And Lano Ling gives us a sweet treat for Halloween with his gorgeous autumn gift eyes, featured at his store right now!

Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane, come on, baby
Sweet Jane, sweet Jane

(this version by Cowboy Junkies)

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

Skin: -Belleza- Leila Sk R 1 with -Belleza- Leila Sk Gloss Lips 7 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: PC Jaded Eyes – Autumn Song – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ FALL-13] LoveGame by Kim Lysette for LIV-Glam

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Medusa earring – TDRF #025 Silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at TDR Fusion

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant  Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand Appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Love Donna Flora by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: N-core SUBLIME “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *

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

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Welcome back
your dreams were your ticket out.
Welcome back
to that same old place that you laughed about.

~ “Welcome Back” by John Sebastian

Welcome Back

School can’t start early enough in my house—just sayin. The huge bag of supplies has been purchased, registration is paid for. Now all I have to do is lay out my clothes for the first day! (My first day I have to take someone else to school and the mommy looks competition is fierce—who can be casually dressed and look fabulous at the same time?)

If I were going to school in SL, I would definitely choose a more funky look. Start with this darling jacket from Kehl Razor that he is selling at Fi*Fridays for a sinfully low price. It comes with a HUD that allows color change for the stripes on the shirt bottom plus the stripes on the sleeves, and it fits perfectly. If you have been hesitating to get Razorblade’s great content for whatever nutty reason, this is a great chance to get one of his pieces a rock bottom price.

I paired it with some awesome shorts from Ivy Burner and these brilliant socks over shoes from beanster Potato. The set includes socks alone or socks with shoes and has a great HUD for changing the textures, which include argyle, striped and polka dots.

Welcome Back

I accessorized with a hipster pork pie hat from JohnFrancis Laville, who is offering a red version in his gacha at The 24 or you can get an entire set without chancing it. My backpack is from Guu Nishi, who is the queen of great and inexpensive accessories in SL. How can you resist that little monster on the side?

My youthful skin comes courtesy of PeachieMuah—her latest release. She combines youthful glow with a touch of Japanese sensibility and I love her stuff for a younger look. My ponytails are Truth Hawks’ latest. I am hearing only good things about his revised store and vendor system. People are really digging the new textures and colors!

Welcome Back

Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lyma [Roots] – LightBrowns04 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Poppy  Olive Bigger Breasts by PeachieMuah for [Fresh Face] *

Eyes: pearl – bog wood – medium dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Jacket: =Razorblade Jacket= Ballistic Nylon 1/2 Coat w/ Stripe Shirt by Kehl Razor for Razorblade, available at Fi*Fridays

Shorts: ~Sassy!~ Cuffed denim shorts – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Hat: JfL pork pie hat felt_black by Johnfrancis Laville for JfL Men’s Store, to be available at The 24 *

Glasses: [UMEBOSHI] Castor Glasses -Black- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI *

Backpack: HOC – Randoseru – Lime by Guu Nishi for HOC

Bracelets: BoHo HoBo Three Friendship Bracelets together by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo *

Socks and shoes: DN Mesh: Socks with Shoes by beanster Potato for Ducknipple

The Serpent

The Serpent

“And the woman said, ‘The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.’” ~ The Bible

The Serpent

Bax Coen has just released her new thigh high boots, based on the latest technology she has exploited to create a boot that doesn’t need an in-world staff to fit. Her “Collision Bone Deformer” allows the boots to fit to your avatar, adapting to slider changes. (I am proof because my legs are often too muscular for many mesh products—these fit me like a skin.)

The Serpent

She has also included materials textures on the boots so you can see sheen and surface details. I have featured a video about materials that explains what they are. Most people don’t get it until they see it.

The Serpent

The best part is the boots are mesh, which means they move with you. Bax has been very careful in making these boots. A peek to the inside shows she has textured the upper lip. The boot bends naturally around the calf and knee so you don’t see the ungainly bending that is clear on so many mesh pieces that go over joints. Most people won’t notice this, but it’s a design marvel. They’ll just see how hot they look.

The Serpent

My serpent friend is Rogan Diesel’s offering for this month’s Collabor88. With three color options for the snake and 10 different poses with snakes wrapped around the torso, it’s a hot posing accessory. Even more convenient, the snake rezzes separately from the avatar, so you can use this snake for your self or others.

The Serpent

I am wearing a glittery bikini from One Bad Pixel’s recent release. With sexy side ties and a shimmering texture, it’s a snake handler’s dream, especially when set against the glimmer of a serpent. My necklace is AvaGardner Kungler’s latest offering for L’accessoires, which is celebrating their first anniversary this month.

The Serpent

My skin is one of Aida Ewing’s features in the latest Collabor88. I chose the freckles because I wanted a girl who was marked beautifully by nature the same way the serpent is. My hair is Tabata Jewell’s newest long wavy ‘do. She includes a HUD for texture changing with each color pack, relieving your inventory of carrying a multiplicity of pieces.

The Serpent

To beguile the time,
Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under’t.
~ William Shakespeare

Hair: Vanity Hair: Divinity by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – Jamaica 03 F by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: pearl – bog wood – large dark by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Bikini: ::1bp:: Glimmer Bikini Gold by OneBadPixel for One Bad Pixel *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Laccessoires #03 – Ivatan necklace – Plum by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, available at L’accessoires *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant S Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( Jamaica ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Gold Glitter by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Cream Leather STANDARD by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Pose prop: Diesel Works – Serpent HUD (All Sets) by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations, available at Collabor88 *

A Mermaid with Materials

“…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.” ~ Ellen Meloy

A Mermaid with Materials

I love the new materials feature in the SL Viewer. Tori Heart sent over June Dion’s latest—a mermaid ensemble—and I played around. Please notice how it looks in a static shot with my typical lighting. You can still see some materials shimmer but once you mess around with windlight and lighting—it’s spectacular! Check out the video!

A Mermaid with Materials

The outfit comes with mesh and system pieces to make not only a mermaid but a human as well. June has included a pose stand (which I use here), a simple AO (which I did not use in the video), and a skin tattoo to make the skin look shimmery as well as the many pieces to make up the mermaid.

A Mermaid with Materials

“I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.”

~ T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Candy – Black&Whites04 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu 01 DK by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: pearl – arctic sea – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Black Scale MermaidCover by June Dion for BareRose *

Pose prop: [LA] Enchanting Siren by Evangeline Cortes for Lostangels

AO: :KH: Mermaid AO by Sala Snook for KAMI-HITOE