In Bloom

In Bloom

Weather changes moods
Spring is here again

~ “In Bloom” as done by Sturgill Simpson

In Bloom

Spring is springing up all over this side of the world, and it’s very welcome. It was a Game of Thrones kind of winter. I took a walk on the Gates of Dreams sim, which has bloomed for spring too, in a new outfit I assembled from separates. First, I wear Hilly Haalan’s darling mesh top which includes a ton of mix and match textures for the elements of the top like the trim, bow, and inside. My jeans are pastel goodness from Poulet Koenkamp (they also come in more jewel tones) and have a great HUD for choosing the belt and stud colors. My shoes are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s pretty pair for Shiny Shabby, which opened today. My poses from Katya Valeska are also available at Shiny Shabby.

In Bloom

I always love the looks Umazuma Metaluna comes up with for different appliers, and this time is no exception. She has created a freckled beauty for the LeLutka mesh heads. I added no makeup to the face—it was perfect “as is” for this look. However, I did use Uma’s freckle add-on HUD for the Maitreya mesh body. It cleverly applies freckles over the clothing layer so you can match your skin tone to your freckled face. Lovespun’s lovely hair for Hairology is a casual look that suits my springtime outlook and a hand full of rings from Sigifaust, made for Shiny Shabby as a gacha, completes my look.

In Bloom

Hair: Love – Hurricane [Hair] by lovespun for Love, available at Hairology *

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

Freckles: [theSkinnery] Freckles 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

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

Top: [hh] Erin Top MAITREYA WITH AUTOHIDE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jeans: :: PM :: Dalma Pants -Pack 01 by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: L&B Triskelion Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the 100 Block *

Rings: ieQED caprice.ring.gacha by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Essenz – Austin (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses: an lar [poses] The Greta Series by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at Gates of Dreams

In Bloom

September Song

September Song

“The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. […] The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.”~  Ray Bradbury

Harper

Photo by Frenchy25

My pal Frenchy25, a terrific photographer, caught me wandering around St. Pete’s City, looking at NevaCrystall’s newest sim, and he played paparazzi (or so he said) and captured a shot, which I show above. I was pretty impressed he caught me because I was stumbling around, trying to settle on a spot for a photo—hard to do because they are so many great spots on this decorative sim. For this photo, I chose Poulet Koenkamp’s gorgeous new jacket for The Instruments, available in several different prints with solids. Poulet does not always make her own mesh but she does such fabulous textures, it really doesn’t matter. Her texture work puts her head and shoulders above many. My skirt is Kiddo Oh’s fashionable and well-fitting find at Tres Chic, custom mesh fitted perfectly to the Maitreya body. And my boots from Sora Tatham for Shiny Shabby are also fitted to the Maitreya body and perfect for an autumn outfit.

September Song

Catwa Clip recently came out with her new mesh head which includes expressions and makeup possibilities (which I hope to feature on another blog). I put Umazuma Metaluna’s beautiful new skin just for this mesh head on , clicked my makeup choice into place, and discovered a beautiful woman. With Uma’s wonderful eyes for this month’s Cosmetic Fair, I made a soulful beauty. Both Nikohl Hax and xxxsaltandpepperxxx off eclectic jewelry at this month’s Shiny Shabby, both in custom mesh.

September Song

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Reese Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Jessica by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Estee (Catwa Applier) toffee by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eyes – 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Cosmetic Fair *

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

Jacket: :: PM :: Etnia Jacket by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at The Instruments *

Skirt: Autumn Skirt – Wine Maitreya by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Tres Chic *

Choker: S&P Necklace Andy female by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at Shiny Shabby*

Necklace: .random.Matter. – Pheron Necklace – Gold by Nikohl Hax for random.Matter., available at Shiny Shabby*

Boots: ::GB:: Lily boots-Maitreya by Sora Tatham for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

Taken at St. Pete’s City

September Song

Warm Winds

Warm Winds

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. ~ Henry Rollins

Warm Winds

The evenings are still balmy here, which is fine with me because I am not looking forward to winter at all, especially as it’s been the past two years. So a stroll outside on one of the last warm evenings of the year is in order. Poulet Koenkamp’s sexy top with optional bolero comes with a texture change HUD for the bolero (which can be made invisible), the top, and the chain decoration. And unlike many creators, Poulet is not afraid of prints, creating a gorgeous satiny texture for these tops. I paired it with the leggings from Kiddo Oh’s new outfit for The Secret Affair, which I am sure she envisioned as more a fantasy look but I loved them as just wearable leggings, especially since they were made for the Maitreya body. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s great heels for the Body Modification Expo and Mea Carnell’s fall-themed leafy necklace for the Cosmo Room complete the look.

Warm Winds

I ran to Kustom9 to try to rescue a lady from a life of slavery to the gacha for the pieces from helloaiko. I did not get the rare she wanted but I did get some others, including this cute little kitty backpack. Another great find from Kustom9 is this skin from Inka Mexicola. I am thrilled to see her putting out new skins and this one is exquisite with its sophisticated brow and youthful glow. Kuranosuke Kamachi has put this sexy casual hair in her store, versatile for many looks.

Warm Winds

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Maya” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: Essences – Ariel *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Cosmetic Fair *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Top: :: PM :: Ciara Set -all colors by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Leggings: Runa Pants – Brown MAITREYA by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at The Secret Affair *

Necklace: Meva Leafs Necklace by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Backpack: ohayo. cat backpack + arte by helloaiko for ohayo + xin, available at Kustom9 *

Shoes: Essenz – Lyon (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Body Modifcation Expo *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at xin

Warm Winds

Elikatira for Hair Fair 2015

Elikatira for Hair Fair 2015

She made it to Hair Fair!!

Elikatira at Hair Fair 2015

When I was just a twinkle in my virtual mother’s virtual eye, Elikapeka Tiramisu was paving the way for the hair designers of SL. I am not saying she invented SL hair—I am sure someone else did that—but she professionalized the creation of hair, made it beautiful and varied and set it on the path it’s on today. With her store, ETD, she propagated the free hair that made newbies feel virtually human and built the one of the first hair stores that looked like a high fashion boutique. (There were other mass hair producers but Elika’s was the most chic.) She was one of the first big ones in the grid, kids.

And she’s back at Hair Fair, showing some of the most darling styles you can grab, all with great texture-change HUDs for the hair and the accessories and all in her great hair colors in mesh. It’s great that she decided to come back on to the grid recently. She never fails to please with her styles and her kind presence is a welcome one.

Elikatira at Hair Fair 2015

I won’t continue to wax nostalgic without mentioning the other great pieces in my look, including Umazuma Metaluna’s winsome skin for Seasons Story with its full lips and beautiful eyes. Then I have this exquisite necklace from Mea Carnell for On9, a piece that is available in three metals. Mea has shown up in the jewelry world with some great mesh work and amazing designs, especially in metals. Poulet Koenkamp is presenting this dress at Fashiontropic, which includes a beautifully textured hem with large tropical flwoers, which I don’t show here. It’s an almost romantic piece with optional translucent sleeves and a sexy halter top.

Elikatira at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • [e] Chantal
  • [e] Kara
  • [e] Lilllian

Skin: [theSkinnery] Emily – Bare face (champagne) DB CL1 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Season’s Story *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Smoke by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Dress: :: PM :: Strelitzia in Orange by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations,, available at Fashiontropic *

Necklace: Meva Spiral Spheres Collar Copper by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at On9 *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang *

Elikatira at Hair Fair 2015