Optimist

Optimist

Waiting, but I don’t mind
I’m all bus stops and heat
I’m neon in your daylight
I’m the optimist of 30th Street
How it is is how it oughta be

~ “Optimist” by David Byrne and St. Vincent

Optimist

When you see the buds on the trees, Radiohead drops a new song, sunshine arrives, you can’t help but be an optimist. I put together a casual, about-town outfit and strolled the streets of St. Pete’s City. My top and jacket are Ariadne Garrigus’ newest separate with a texture change HUD for the top and sweatshirt. She gives you a ton of cute patterns and solids for the top. I matched them up with the funky harem-style pants from AscendSL that comes with a color-change HUD and bejeweled sandals from Lilo Denimore, both featured at Shiny Shabby. Aikea Reiko has a selection of darling embossed handbags and Empyreanforge has a terrific bracelet set with texture change HUD at Shiny Shabby.

Optimist

Queue Marlowe is bringing this great ponytail back from the Fantasy Faire and putting it in her store soon. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous group gift for the Essences fans, a system skin with all the beauty we are accustomed to from Inka. And I am totally in love with these gorgeous eyes from Audrey Lamede for Cosmopolitan Room.

Optimist

Hair: AD – omega – LIGHT BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Essences – Hope *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: .ID. Cosmic Eyes / Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top with jacket: ***ArisAris~Gara36~Imagine~jacket and shirt~ MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Pants: //Ascend// Inga Harem Pants – Maitreya Lara by ascendsl for Ascend, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: (Yummy) Small Crystal Necklace  – Silver by Polyester Partridge for Yummy

Bracelet: EF: Ankara Bracelet Left – Gold by EmpyreanForge for Empyrean Forge, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hip chains:  Hip Chain – Babette – FULL SET – Curvy – BLACK – V1 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Handbag: :[P]:- Amy Rose Bag [Down Hold]:// Love by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Sandals: :::ChicChica::: Nancy Mokko by Lilo Denimore for ChicChica, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at St. Pete’s City

Optimist

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing.
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year’s eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?

~ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Ella Fitzgerald

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Wow, I love this song. I love Ella’s voice and the longing. I am not sure what you are doing New Year’s Eve, but I am going to be dressing up and enjoying champagne, date or not. I chose this sparkly look from Polyester Partridge that she is featuring at Uber. (I forewent the sash.) The mesh itself is basic but the texture is fabulous, which is why I loved it. The price was a winner too! I accessorized with pearls from Sigifaust for Shiny Shabby and AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous earrings for Shiny Shabby that I show up close.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

The show stopper of this look is, of course, pepehair’s gorgeous new skin for Shiny Shabby, an applier for the Catwa Annie mesh head that is absolutely amazing. Coupled with the applier for the Maitreya body, it’s a stunning look that is showing up on blogs and in photos all over the grid. She has created liners, shadows and lipsticks for the skin as well, but I chose to tint with the colors on Catwa’s HUD. Miu Edman’s pretty updo for Uber adds a simple elegance to my look.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Hair: +elua+ Gemma_Darkbrown [unrigged] by Miu Edman for +elua+, available at Uber

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier with eyes: Pepe – Catwa Khadijah Skin (Espresso) Natural HUD with Pepe – Khadijah Eyes by pepehair for Atelier Pepe, available at Shiny Shabby

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

Dress: (NO) Beaded Sweetheart Gown  – Antique by Polyester Partridge for Nylon Outfitters, available at Uber

Necklace: ieQED fifi.pearl.necklace.white by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail applier: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Sardinia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Katya Valeska for an lar *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Never a Wrong Time

Never a Wrong Time

“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.” ~ Marc Jacobs

Never a Wrong Time

I just made the SL12B site (http://slcommunitycelebration.info) “live” yesterday and with all the moving parts in the site and in the organization, it was a bit of work, so I am ready to get outside for some fresh air and a little fun. (Please please join us for this great event!)

Spring is especially a good time for polka dots, and Moonbubble Gothly has colored my spring darling with this ruffled mesh blouse with polka dots. Available with a great texture change HUD that includes a plethora of polka dotted textures, the blouse is available at 100 Block, which means it’s discounted as well as exclusive. I paired it with jeans from Missqwerty Pevensey, also from 100 Block, in a great skinny style, and gacha items from Alia Whitfield, including a tote that has a texture change menu for the woven part of the bag. Sexy sandals from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which are fitted not just for Slink but also Maitreya feet (yay!) from 100 Block make me pink from head to toe literally.

Never a Wrong Time

Sopha Portal has made a series of gorgeous skins for the Black Fashion Fair, some in pale skin tones and some in deeper tones. With lined eyes and pale pink lips, they are pretty and sophisticated. The sets come with mouth appliers for various mesh mouths. I had to go to the store to get the body and hand appliers. Ikira Frimon made this darling cut for the Black Fashion Fair with her massively multicolor HUD. While it looks great in black, of course, it’s also darling in this bright pink. I love Polyester Partridge’s girly “normal” jewelry that she has been featuring at various events. This pretty pink gem is available at Kustom9.

Never a Wrong Time

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Tami hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Skin: [ MUDSKIN ]_Back To Black2_E2_India by Sopha Portal for MUDSKIN, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Eyes: [Buzz] Moka Eyes – Pitch {Medium} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom9

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Blouse: [ bubble ] Frilled Shirt -All in One by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at 100 Block *

Jeans: [AB] Toulouse Jeans FITTED Black by Missqwerty Pevensey for American Bazaar, available at 100 Block *

Sun hat: [blissiere] sun hat – rawr – predator by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

Necklace: (Yummy) Full Heart Pendant – Gold  – Pink & White Diamond by Polyester Partridge for Yummy, available at N21

Tote: [blissiere] beach tote – rawr – predator by Alia Whitfield for [blissiere], available at 100 Block *

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

Nail applier: #adored – I’m a loner dottie pedi {slink+omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Phoenix  Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at 100 Block *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose

Never a Wrong Time

We Are All Made of Stars

We Are All Made of Stars

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
‘Cause we are all made of stars

~ “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby

We Are All Made of Stars

Mariska Simons and Erielle Deschanel want you to feel like a star, so they have teamed up to create a few pieces for the Blacklace Lounge, a step outside in Burlesque-themed partywear and fun for the best lingerie-maker on the grid and her mesh-making associate. Featured at the Burlesque event, the dress is fun and flirty and sequined for special sparkle. I love these pumps from Glamistry. With his unique texture-change HUD, they have an elegance that will suit almost every outfit, especially when you can choose the toe cap, shoe, metal and heel textures.

We Are All Made of Stars

The theme at Uber this month is celestial and while the creators could have taken this to outer space, they blessedly didn’t. Truth Hawks made this delightful hair, pulled to the side and optionally decorated with a star-motif hair piece. And Polyester Partridge brought her fine jewelry sensibilities to the occasion with star- and moon-themed pieces in gold and silver. I couldn’t help but get a few of her pieces, which are so wonderfully rendered.

I am wearing Umazuma Metaluna’s latest skin for regular avatars using the skin applier for the Maitreya Lara mesh body.  I did find in ultra lighting that there was a slight difference between the body and the avatar at the neck—that’s going to happen when you have different windlights and renderings. Uma’s skin is, as always, exquisitely rendered and very unique in the facial features, which I love because it creates a more complex and human avatar without slipping into the uncanny valley.

We Are All Made of Stars

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Esther with TRUTH HAIR Esther Clip Silver by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Meysha – Bare face(honey) DB CL2 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Maitreya Skin Applier (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Dress: ~ Blacklace Lounge ~ Jewell Noir – Dress by Mariska Simons and Erielle Deschanel for Blacklace Lounge, available at Burlesque *

Jewelry: (Yummy) Twinkling Star Necklace and Earrings – Silver by Polyester Partridge for Yummy, available at Uber

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Glamistry : RAMONDA Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

We Are All Made of Stars

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely’s Wearing Today

What Barely's Wearing Today

Barely swears to me this look gets the chicks. I can kinda see why. There’s the studied insouciance, the combination of patterns and a sort of funky warm masculinity that shows a touch of boyishness and vulnerability, which is so Barely.

What Barely's Wearing Today

 

What Barely's Wearing Today

Hair – Tableau Vivant – M4rilyn Magic – Victor Hair in Browns

Skin – Hermony – Hermanni Laville – Symon in ST2 @TMD

Eyes – IKON – Ikon Innovia – Eternal Eyes in Pewter

Jacket/Shirt – V-Spot – VerTig0 Sands – Vintage & Cool  Jacket in Green

Pants – Gabriel – Takuya Jinn – Plaid pants in Red

Glasses – Yummy – Polyester Partridge – Diane Frames

Socks – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Sock Tops in Nautical Set #3

Boots – Adjunct – myVeganCookbook Bolissima – Le Grimpeur Boots in Monazite