Purple Perfection

Purple is the color of royalty. That’s what makes it classy and remarkable. I put together these great separates to make a purple outfit for a lady of sophistication.

Purple Perfection

First start with this top from Carrie Snowpaw. Carrie has ingeniously made a blouse with a blouse-on sculpty prim addition that makes the blouse look like it’s blousing out at the bust while tight around the waist. She also made some pretty prim buttons and I love the frilled cuffs. My skirt is a versatile piece from Chrystina Noel. With its sculpty skirt and cute tweed texture, it’s a great skirt for many outfits.

Purple Perfection

I have a pretty skin with purple makeup from Alexandra Barcelos and I couldn’t resist wearing eggplant eyes from Ikon Innovia. My earrings were a special pair Abraxxa Anatine made for RFL. And check out the pumps from Pixieplumb Flanagan—inexpensive and chic!

Purple Perfection

When I am a young woman I will wear purple too ;)

Hair: [e] Rhythm – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikapeka

Skin: :F: Kiona .  CB . Spc by Alexandra Barcelos for Filthy Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Eggplant Deep (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: Pia Blouse – mulberry by Carrie Snowpaw for Snowpaws*

Skirt: ** [ Riddle ] ** Wool Skirt – Purple by Chrystina Noel for [ Riddle ]

Earrings: EarthStones Karuka Earring – Silver/Amethyst by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones

Shoes: BM Audrey Pumps – Pinks & Purples by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

P.S. My friend, Teshan, has started a new feed called “Style Academy.” Check it out ;)

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Swashbuckling

To err is human; to “arr” is pirate.

Swashbuckler

While you’re enjoying your turkey today (or crepes or vegemite or whatever you’re eating wherever you are), think about a time past when female pirates wandered the land. Most likely they dressed the way Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia envisions with their latest pirate outfit. Equipped with the long jacket skirt you see here and a shorter one for more swashbuckling play, this outfit is abundant with what makes their designs so desirable: outfits chock full of versatility and details, like the sculpty cuffs and collar and the shadowed textures. Add the kicking boots and you’re a pirate who is worthy of a little booty.

Swashbuckler

My pirate is an Asian beauty, made by Hart Larsson. I received a lot of compliments on this skin from the last blog I did, and with good reason. It’s a great skin—one of Hart’s best—and it shows his artistry from top to bottom. I tried on all the demos and played with the lipstick/eye makeup combos and realized that even if everyone on this grid owned this skin, it was highly unlikely any two could look alike because the eye makeups can be switched up.

My hair is a new ‘do from Mirja Mills, who makes wild and messy sexy and fun. This style is the kind of crazy that lies just inside the boundaries of out-of-hand, so it’s ideal for this edgy look.

Swashbuckler

For all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving! And I quote my friend Stephen Petrovic: “I do think family get togethers were what sparked Einstein to theorize about how time slows down when swirling around a black hole.” Hope yours goes by fast and fun!

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * TRIXIE * /black by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions *

Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK BlushLips with [PXL] Kasumi SK Black Eyes by Hart Larsson for [PXL] *

Outfit: BlakOpal Swashbuckler Lady Pirate Outfit – Purple by Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia for BlakOpal Designs *

Hat: blakopal Swashbuckler Pirate Hat by Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia for BlakOpal Designs *

Boots: BlakOpal Swashbuckler Lady Pirate Boots – Black by Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia for BlakOpal Designs *

Purple Passion

Purple is the color of royalty, of modernity, of nature and spirituality. It’s also a very great color to make a simple suit suddenly seem bright and fashionable.

Purple Passion

In this case, Neferia Abel uses purple to great effect for this suit and culottes combo, washing plum over this tailored tweed ensemble. She takes what seems a very simple pattern and makes it work by adding studied shadows and details. Frankly, I am not always thrilled with a monochromatic look in an outfit but Neferia uses this to her advantage,  weighing silhouette against pattern against color to make a great design.

Purple Passion

Tuli Asturias’ Dressing Room offering for this week seemed a perfect fit to this suit. With the purple eyeshadow and neutral lip, it suits this look well. The shoes are a very generous group gift from Cerberus Noel and are pretty enough to get the fat pack.

Purple Passion

“She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.” ~ Proverbs 31:22, Bible, New International Version

Hair: LH_hair11_ley_white_L by Falastear Aeon for Little Heaven

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Helena 01 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, available exclusively at The Dressing Room *

Outfit: -L`Abel-Valja plum set by Neferia Abel for L’Abel

Earrings: [ glow ] studio – Glamour Earring Silver by Jocelyn Anatine for [ glow ]

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Pearl* by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Shoes: *GF* Bow Strap Shoes “Kate” -plum- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Purple Crush

Sometimes you just want to look fantastic. Nothing more than that. You just want to strut around in something completely impractical, bringing the attention down upon yourself.

Purple Passion

Take a trip over to djod Karu’s store, Diram, and get a gander at all the Lady Gaga and Beyonce and Britney take offs and take your pick. I chose this one with its four different bottoms (pants, two stocking styles, and nothing at all) to take a strut around the sims. With the wicked leather-textured jacket, great sculpty prims, and flexi garters hanging down (those alone were worth the outfit), I can strut my stuff all over the grid.

Purple Passion

Pair it with skin from Tuli, boots from Bax, delicious nails I got for almost nothing at a hunt on the Starlust sims, and great poses from Fanny Willis, and I am good to go.

I feature a rock n roll hair from Olli Braveheart, whose store I found while doing the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt. Olli screwed up the hunt item (didn’t set it for sale and now did and rehid it and I am too arsed to search again), but I did notice the fine hair on the wall and got this topper, which puts just the right amount of edge on the look.

Purple Passion

Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand? ~ Patti Smith

Hair: [LCKY] Cait – black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 07a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: ** DIRAM ** NOA Attire-purple by djod Karu for DIRAM

Nails: :Fusion: Silver Ring and nails by adria Joubert for :Fusion:

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

Poses from Fanny Willis  for *EverGlow* *

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!

Blue Belle

I read a most beautiful poem by Richard Wilbur that keeps coming back to mind. It’s a poem about the inevitability of spring and with the windows finally being cracked open every day (despite the chill), I believe spring is finally showing up.

Blue Belle

This spring we get the pleasure of seeing more than blossoms bloom. Sissy Pessoa has graced us with a collection of beautiful formal and couture pieces as her response to the spring fashion season. This is the first of several of her innovative pieces I will show. The thing about Sissy is, she has the gown down pat. She can do the textures. She knows style. But she never quite lets herself play it safe. In this case, Sissy makes this beautiful gown with a large sculpty prim. It’s been done before but Sissy seems to have conquered it, making a gown that moves with the avatar without awkwardness while looking magnificent as she stands still. And the colors and textures are rich and vibrant.

Blue Belle

I outfit it with an equally rich and beautiful skin from Tuli Asturias. I know I keep showing her Eva skins, but I don’t engage in that sort of grid of skins all at once. Each one is beautiful and serves to make up a part of a whole look. Tuli got the idea right here with a very vibrant eye make up and then a pale neutral lip.

Blue Belle

Written while listening to Fall In by Esperanza Spalding repeatedly.

Hair: Exile Emmanuelle violetdawn by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 06a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: Baiastice_Beaded Organza-blue/purple by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Precious

I’m not gonna sit around
And waste
My precious divine energy
Trying to explain
And being ashamed of things
You think are wrong with me

I read an article about Esperanza Spalding this evening and fell in love with a song by her, so this blog, having nothing to do with the song but written while I listened to her, is named “Precious.” It’s a song some women should pay attention to. Frankly, I have no idea how a woman like Esperanza could possibly even come up with these lyrics—she is absolutely amazing. (Please note these lyrics do not apply to my own life, so don’t think too hard about it. My divine energy is rarely wasted ;))

Precious

Nicky Ree’s latest little mini, a piece of pure purple and pink perfection, highlights one of Nicky’s “things”—using gradients of lovely harmonizing colors to create a dress that is silky and light seeming. Her flirty and sexy prims do not stray into trampy territory—her ideal woman is sexy and classy at once.

Precious

I am wearing the new and beautiful skin by Pompeja Rossini, another woman who doesn’t waste her divine energy. A real life make up artist, Pompeja lends her skills to making a strong and sexy woman through her skins. Pompeja has done the immense work of taking her artistry of working on real life people and translating it through Photoshop to apply on human-form meshes. You can see she has accomplished no small feat when you view her work.

Precious

Finally, I donned these sexy shoes from Babette Ultsch. With their sexy high heels, absolutely amazingly gorgeous textures (Babette does the best silver shoe texture, bar none), and usability, these shoes are for the woman who wants pretty pink toes without the high price tag (and fat-looking ankle).

Precious

All you got was me/ And that’s all that I can be

Hair: >TRUTH< Brit – mocha by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LaVie Michelle V3 004 Tan by Pompeja Rossini for La Vie *

Dress: Nicky Ree – Spring Romance Mini Dress Set (Lavender Rose) by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *

Shoes: *KL* Sandals Nadia Silver Satin Display by Babette Ultsch for Kitties Lair

Poses: from the Diva Set by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *