Red Letter Day

When I am gone, I hope it is said, “Her clothes were scarlet, and her blog was read!” (Adapted from a quote by Hilaire Belloc)

Scarlet

Red is one of my favorite colors to wear. It looks good on Harper and on her driver in RL. It connotes intensity, vibrancy, happiness (in the East), power and action. Nicky Ree’s newest dress, based on a design by Yves Saint Laurent (and quite beautifully inspired), is a deep gorgeous red that suits me perfectly.

Nicky has really pushed herself with this design and shows her ingenuity and skill throughout. First she starts with a sheer blouse topped by a jacket and enhanced with a sheen in the texture that lends the material richness. She takes that sheerness another whole level with her sheer sleeves, which are a brilliant touch. Her slit skirt, with the slit system skirt and slit system pants make the slit skirt perfect—she does everything right through all the layers.

Scarlet

My skin is from Aida Ewing, who has recently come out with this line of skins. Aida’s work is developing a sophistication that is going to put her in the A-list of skin makers very soon. Her make-ups are daring but pretty. She is balancing the eye make-up with the lips now and her eyebrows are lovely. I look forward to seeing what Aida makes in the future.

Scarlet

My very hot shoes are new from Kuranosuke Kamachi. With the combo ribbons AND the leather strap, they come off very “real” and fashionable. The shoes come with a hud for color changing and changeable toe nails plus toe rings. The best detail on the shoes is the platform and the leather straps in my opinion. They make the shoe fantastic.

Scarlet

The woman in red:

Hair: fri. – Tatum – Sensitive Black by Parvarti Monday for fri.day *

Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia- MedTan – 04 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Dress: *DNR* Laurent Collection in Red by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *

Shoes: =DeLa*= Sandal “Marie” Red by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=

Tutti Frutti

Awop-bop-a-loo-mop alop bam boom!

Tutti Frutti

It’s about time I show a little sex appeal. Gin Galtier passed over a new collection of lingerie she will be putting out for Stumblebum and once I saw the wild textures and ruffles, I had to put this on the blog. I show the ruffled bra and panties, but it also comes with dark stockings, a garter, and a simple corset.

Tutti Frutti

The whole reason I needed to do this sexy blog is because Queue Marlowe came out with this drop dead sexy hair for the Hair Fair. Queue, the goddess of curl, has made another stunner, one with a hairline that covers one eye and comes with a shoulder piece that allows the hair to seemingly drape over the shoulder but move with the avatar’s head movements. What makes me really love this hair is how Queue has the hair taper down to the ends. It’s so.. real.

The skin is from Kira Ahn, and it’s blessedly a sort of “clean slate.” She has included lip colors on the tattoo layer to enhance it, but I chose to wear one of Monica Outlander’s eyeshadow tattoos instead. This tutti frutti colorway is a perfect match to the lingerie. I love being able to do up my lips or nails with the tattoo layer to suit the outfit!

Tutti Frutti

Felicity Overlord offers sandals with prim toes at a reasonable price. I thought this style with the ruffles was darling and clever, hiding the attachment point with a very appealing bow-tied top. The toes are acceptable (I should have a rating system for prim toes—delicious, acceptable, and gnarly as ratings). The hud is easy to use.. moreso than many in some ways because it has you use the native building tools of SL to change the foot and nail colors. (And you, dear reader, know I stink at foot coloring).

Tutti Frutti

I got a girl, named Sue,
She knows just what to do
I bop to the east,
She bop to the west,
but she’s the girl
That I love the best.
~ Little Richard,
Tutti Frutti

Hair: BAM! brown sugar by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, being sold at Hair Fair *

Skin: [dekade.] Skins  -Claire- sunkissed/DB/No Make Up by Kira Ahn for [dekade.]

Makeup: Miamai_LesMakeups_Summertime 01 by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Lingerie: Djinn & Tonic [Corset Belt] Leopard Floral Pink by Gin Galtier for Djinn & Tonic *

Shoes: *FO* Odetta – Black Ruffled Stilettos by Felicity Overlord for Felicity

What Sexy Is

We all walk around SL trying to be sexy, trying to attract our respective objects of interest. Some women do it by showing skin. Some do it by kneeling or wielding a whip. I like to do it a little more subtly.

What is Sexy

This dress from Barbra Kungler, currently being offered at The Dressing Room, is one of the sexiest dresses I have ever worn in SL. Barbra has successfully combined system pieces with prims to make a long lean silhouette, a dress that clings in all the right places, that looks like its wearer could loosen the tie with one move. (Which is probably wishful thinking—because chances are she won’t loosen it for you.) Barbra’s texture work—the shadows and highlights, the wrinkles and sheen, all add up to one hell of a sexy dress.

What is Sexy

Tuli Asturias’ skins are some of the sexiest on the grid and honestly, Tuli has been more than generous to her fans. This skin, a gift on the Iconically Sexy hunt, is a version of her new skin set, Audrey. With its smoky eyes and bare lips, it’s a sexy and understated look. I am wearing darling earrings from Maeve Mortlock. The name of her store is appropriate—Ear Candy. I click through the store, buying up all sorts of inexpensive treats.

What is Sexy

Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of self but never taking yourself too seriously. ~ Rebecca Romijn

Hair: CriCri-gShort02-D by Aska Watler for CriCri

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Audrey (tone 2/br) :: ICONICALLY SEXY by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, in the ISSD Summer Hunt

Dress: (Kunglers) The Dressing Room Blue #6 – Heaven Dress by Barbra Kungler for Kunglers, exclusive to The Dressing Room Blue

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Swirl Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Bracelet: MTP Ladies Santa Rosa Cuff by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Blue by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Foot Fetish

Feet in SL are … well the system feet are so so bad but really, can you expect them to be perfect? I can’t imagine it would make sense to have little separate toes and all that on avatars and making more graphics complications than is necessary.

Foot Fetish

But.. that causes a problem when you want to walk in the pixel grass with your bare feet. So the answer is prim feet, but honestly? Most bare prim feet don’t do anything for me. But.. oh… these feet changed my mind. Siddean Munro, one of the sponsors for this year’s Shoe Fair, has made these lovely tootsies and is selling them at the fair (which should be called Foot Fair, imho). Check these lovelies out: pretty little toes, actual real veins and not that putty look, ankles (!!) and even the creases around the achilles tendon. These feet are the next best thing to real.

Let me add that I STINK at matching feet in SL. I lack the patience to make it just right. But Siddean makes it pretty easy with her hud, which includes base foot textures over which you can color the foot. That makes a world of difference in matching the feet, frankly. The texture and variation in the foot appearance make much more sense, especially when you are matching to high end skins that also pay attention to realism down at the ankles. And her resizer is awesome. As my friend SC would say, “Love love love!”

Foot Fetish

Of course, the whole outfit is an homage to bare feet so it’s appropriately casual. I start a tank top from Janie Marlowe, who I believe is still having a sale over at Mischief before she clears the place out. I wear it with cutoffs from mappy Handrick and a cute little anklet from Leilani Siamendes.

Foot Fetish

Then we have the baseball hat that tops darling ponytails from Ageha Albatros. The cap has over 1000 variations, once you change the colors, the rivets, the button on top, etc. And it has that lovely.. foamy feeling. And a ring of dirt around the inside of the cap but that’s just in my imagination. I wear a fresh and young skin from Mallory Cowen, who has the corner on “glow” in SL.

Foot Fetish

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Hair (with hat): ((JUNWAVE))MESH CAP*Rio*D-BROWN by Ageha Albatros for *JUNWAVE*

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 01 [Peach] Glow skin (red hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Top: **MIS** Afternoon Tank – Cherry by Janie Marlowe for Mischief

Shorts: Vacation denim_baige by mappy Handrick for *ARAI*

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Necklace Sleeping Flower by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai

Anklet: hula anklet red bronze left by Leilani Siamendes for Hula

Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Low by Siddean Munro for SLink, and available at this year’s Shoe Fair

Red Nails

Someone has been bothering me about my lack of red hair lately, so here it is. The whole blog is based on the color red, in fact, because I recently got my RL toe nails painted OPI Red, and I am delighted. (It’s the small things in life, it really is.)

Red Nails

I start with a dress from Neferia Abel’s new summer collection. Neferia is a veteran designer in SL—her textures are elaborate, artistic and fashionable. Her designs are well-informed both from RL fashion history and from practiced SL design. This dress is a festive party dress, sexy and pretty. The red accents work perfectly to give the black and silver print pop.

Red Nails

I wear a pretty red-bowed hair from Truth Hawks. (Here is the red hair, darn it!) And red lipsticked skin from Tuli.

Red Nails

Finally, the centerpiece of this whole article, these TOES. Nardya Rousselot has outdone herself with a new set of prim toe shoes that have gorgeous toes. I am fussy about my prim toes. Some are too thin, some are too piggy, some are just unrealistic. Nardya’s are pretty and well shaped with lovely nail colors. This pair of shoes comes from a collection that has the most amazing flowered and solid textures on a very sexy strappy silhouette. I may end up getting the whole fat pack AND the special extra toenail hud Nardya sells. I have found my new addiction.

Red Nails

“When in doubt, wear red.” ~ Bill Blass

Hair: >TRUTH< Nadia – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 3/bl) :: 06b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: -L`Abel- Mily silver dress by Neferia Abel for L’Abel *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Breezie Spring Black&White by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

Summer Dancing

Last night found me “stuck” (yeah.. stuck because the music was so good) at SL7B listening to the infamous Bradley Gazov doing his great blues set, away from Hotlanta.

Summer Dancing

I wore a cute outfit for my night out. First a top from Delora Starbrook, pretty and sexy all at once, very well drawn in a beautiful color. Then shorts from Barbra Kungler with cute little sculpty cuffs. And pretty bangles from kikunosuke Eel.

Summer Dancing

Finally new hair AGAIN from Truth Hawks. This one has streaks—I am totally digging these streaks! (They are subtle today—I used dark blonde.) And the shape of this hair is sexy! Finally wedges from J’s. I can’t day enough about these shoes and their pretty toes. They are so versatile, so chic and up-to-the-moment, and so sexy. Thanks to all these great creators, I looked great at SL7B!

Summer Dancing

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”  ~Vicki Baum

Hair: >TRUTH< Rayne Streaked – almond by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 02 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli (exclusive for The Dressing Room) *

Tops: *HD* Sunny TankTop – TerraCotta by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs *

Shorts: (Kunglers) Short Jeans Blue by Barbra Kungler for Kunglers

Bracelets: [MANDARA] Takara Bangle Dark wood by kikunosuke Eel for Mandala

Sandals: J’s Real Toe Studded Wedge Sandals – Brown by JB Gazov for J’s