The Adventure

The Adventure

“You’re meddling with powers you can’t possibly comprehend.” ~ Indiana Jones

The Adventure

Once again MadPea Productions is coming out with an event that will solve the problem of “what am I going to do in SL this evening?” Opening August 21 at noon slt, the Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior is another one of their terrific and beautiful events. Purchase their kit for 1000L and you get this fantastic outfit created by Datrip Blackbart and then you wander the Andes looking for treasure, kind of like Indiana Jones without the snakes. And of course, there is treasure at the end, when you receive the prizes from creators such as Sway Dench and Pucca Firecaster. As always, the play is incredibly creative and uses all the powers of SL for entertainment including the experiences features of SL, and the take-home content is from top notch creators. They are also selling Inca Golden Coins so you can get early access to the sims and not have to fight the lag (and Kiana Writer will be extra super nice to you too). You can see more about it at the MadPea website.

The Adventure

I imagined my own adventurer to be a sort of wild beautiful woman, so I wore AvengeStore’s beautiful new applier for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair—a fair freckled mature skin perfectly suited for redheads or maybe brunettes. AvengeStore was smart in making an additional freckle tattoo for mesh bodies, which I was able to use to make a whole look. The pretty earrings I wear are one of the prizes, made by Natalee Oodles. Queue Marlowe’s new wild hair inspired me and I posed at one of the eight (!) sims of the Amazon River, created by YT Recreant. It’s another beautiful adventuring spot and open to non-RPers for exploration (though their RP seems pretty darn involved and interesting). Take a ride on the boat on the river and see the lush scenery.

The Adventure

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

Skin applier: [Avenge] Sarah applier for Catwa – peach by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Olive MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

Mesh Body: -Belleza- Isis V2.01 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Freckles: [Avenge] Belleza Freckles body applier – medium by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Outfit: Legal Insanity for MadPea Inca Outfit Female by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21) *

Earrings: Noodles – Inca Earrings Gold by Natalee Oodles for Noodles, available for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21) *

Prizes: Sway’s [Quilla] Masks & Stools by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21)*

PFC~Inca Crown and PFC~Inca Scepter by Pucca Firecaster for PFC, available at for the MadPea Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior (starts August 21) *

Poses by GatoUke for Stiff Pose

Taken at the Amazon River, created by YT Recreant

The Adventure

Once Wild

Once Wild

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. ~ Isadora Duncan

Once Wild

I found myself going wild with this dress from Tatyana Ultsch for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. With a HUD full of delicious textures, I chose this wild one to suit the cut of the dress (which is cut up to there). I paired arm jewelry from Aikea Reiko for The Liaison Collaborative with the look—I wish more were making jewelry like this because I think a simple arm band is really sexy. Nail polish from Zozicon for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair matches the look and sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, new at her store, are open and sexy. My little gacha necklace from Revoul is pretty fun but it would have been nice if the creator had attached it to the spine and not the neck (hint).

Once Wild

Queue Marlowe must have been feeling wild when she cooked up this ‘do for Hairology. I had to choose the wildest color, of course, especially to go with Umazuma Metaluna’s skin for the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. The skin was made for the new LAQ heads but I found it worked just as well (thanks, Omega) on the Destiny Catwa head for the MBAF. I added some glitter and glam with eye and lip appliers from Alaska Metropolitan, also offered at the MBAF. The eye glitter is especially appealing with this look. I love Alaska’s makeup!

Once Wild

Hair: AD – proud mary – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Quiana v.2 (brownie) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Makeup applier: alaskametro<3 “Fall Runway” makeup palette – Catwa appliers by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Dreamsicle Eyes 5 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Chapter Four *

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

Dress: :::insanya::: SaraDress (M.Lara) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Necklace: Revoul – Wired Necklace Gacha ‘Love’ by Revoul for Revoul, available at Dreamful

Arm cuffs: :[P]:- Veeah Armband by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Nail applier: {ZOZ} Bold II Natural Polish (Maitreya) HUD available at Mesh Body Addicts Fair

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

Taken at the Tequila SunRise Club, created by Teqi Falta

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Once Wild

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

Investment

Investment

Invest yourself in everything you do. There’s fun in being serious. ~ John Coltrane

Investment

I made a visit to the Citadel, a beautifully constructed sim, to enjoy the views and the interiors in my new dress from Azraellll, a 100% original mesh piece directly from Paris. I love the classiness of the dress, especially paired with sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Whore Couture that she is putting out March 15. A chic little bracelet from Aleida Rhode completes the look.

Investment

I wore Umazuma Metaluna’s applier for the Arcade, the rare, which comes without makeup, and I wanted to dress up the look so I chose eyeshadow from Alaska Metropolitan and lipstick from Mea Carnell, and I blended them to give a muted look. I love how they dressed up this beautiful face. Curly lush hair from Queue Marlowe completes the look, swept to the side with an additional flexi attachment.

Investment 

Hair: AD – rae – BLACKS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE 1.5 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Chiara (LeLutka Applier) 1 (toffee) RARE by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at The Arcade *

Eye makeup: alaskametro<3 “Muse” eyeshadow – Lelutka HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro *

Lipstick: Meva Lelutka Lips Applier by Mea Carnell for Meva *

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

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Dark Brown Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: :-:Chambre Rose:-: Catherine purple For Maitreya by Azraellll for :-:Chambre Rose:-: *

Bracelet: Elysium – Ichtaca bangle – charcoal/silver by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoes: Essenz – Montgomery (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture on March 15 *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at The Citadel, built by Lesk Alzael

Investment

Eastern Romance

Eastern Romance

The moon tries every month in vain
To paint a picture of your face;
And, having failed to catch its grace,
Destroys the work, and starts again.

~ Dharmakirti

Eastern Romance

The RFL Home & Garden Expo is opening on February 14, a perfect day to do double duty in the love department. First, you can go shopping with your sweetie to update your home or buy a new one and second, you can give love to the millions of lives the American Cancer Society helps save with their research, education and outreach.

I am giving you a Bollywood version of romance because I want to remind you that the ACS doesn’t just help people in the US, but also people around the world in conjunction with their many affiliate organizations, Remember, cancer doesn’t know a nationality, so research and education developed via ACS can help anyone. And besides, I love romance and Bollywood romances are the best!

I realize it’s rather incongrous that two people in Indian outfits (most of them supplied by Zaara Kohime, who is, as we all know, the chief devi of Indian wear in SL) should be standing in front of a Japanese temple but in this case it makes complete sense as the temple is one of the items that Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin are offering with 100% of the proceeds going to RFL. It’s a magnificent structure and a beautiful addition to the sims, which are all named “Hope” and were planned and constructed by Kaerri Rae, Cain Maven and Reven Rosca, who are the generous and frazzled organizers of this year’s RFL H&G.

Eastern Romance

Mr. Karthikeyan Engineer is my willing but handsome victim in these “wedding” photos. (A miracle because he’s usually outfitted as a panda.) He made the garland you see both of us wearing, which includes a texture change for different parts of the garland in the fatpack. The garland is a traditional item for the bride and groom in Indian weddings. He is also contributing two other items that will give 100% to RFL–a treasure chest and a dallawali cart (which I hope to somehow feature in another blog because it’s so cool). Karthikeyan is, as you might guess, in India and loves teaching about his culture and life in Southern India.

Besides wearing Zaara’s beautiful clothing and jewelry, I piled on the beauty, which is how an Indian bride is presented to her husband traditionally. Since many Hindu Indian marriages are arranged, the bride arrives bedecked and bejeweled so that the couple’s tour around the fire three times for their wedding ceremony allows the groom to see her sparkle and shine before they enter into their new life together. I was able to combine a darker skin from one of Umazuma Metaluna’s appliers for the Catwa Annie head with an exotic liner from Demi Placebo. Henna mehendi on my arms and hands is traditional makeup and Leti Hax has made a perfect applier that doesn’t go all over the body. My romantic poses are part of a wedding set from Olaenka Chesnokov that I slightly altered with Avimote Posemaker.

Eastern Romance

Hair: AD – top shelf – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, avialable at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) mocca by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Makeup: .euphoric ~Nefertiti Eyeliner ~[Catwa] by demi Placebo for .euphoric

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes / Mesh by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Outfit: Zaara : [Mesh] Chandni lehenga *scarlet* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Garland: MI Garland Female by Karthikeyan Engineer for Mesh India, available at RFL Home & Garden Expo (opens February 14) *

Henna tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Mehndi :: H15005 :: by Leti Hax for Letis

Jewelry by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

  • ZC : Nizam bajubandh (arm band) *white*
  • ZC : Nizam Choodiya (bangles) gold *white
  • ZC : Nizam Jhumka (earring) *white*
  • ZC : Nizam necklace (long) *white* (chest)
  • ZC : Suvarna kundan head jewel 2
  • ZC : Suvarna kundan necklace
  • ZC : Suvarna kundan nose ring
  • ZC : Suvarna payal (anklet)

Shoes: Zaara : Janya jeweled sandals *crimson* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Taken with the [[RH]] GOJYUNOTOU -Japanese Temple Tower-  (exclusive) by Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin for  [[RH]] Design House, available at RFL Home & Garden Expo (opens February 14) *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Model: Karthikeyan Engineer

Taken at the RFL Home & Garden Expo

Eastern Romance

The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

“How peaceful life would be without love. How safe, how tranquil… and how dull.” ~ Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

Valentine’s Day is coming up so a long of roses are going to be gifted through Marketplace in the next couple weeks.I am wearing an outfit from Ariadna Garrigus that’s a taste of sexy for strolling the grid. With mesh jeans, a draped silky tank and a nicely shaped jacket on top, it’s a great look for going out or shopping. I wore Senzati0n Domenitzo’s boots for Shiny Shabby with it and Maxi Gossamer’s new heart-filled pearl choker for Fameshed. It has color change for both black and white.

The Name of the Rose

Not everyone on the grid is sold on mesh heads yet, and this skin is a beautiful look for a Valentine. This time she has blond brows, so I am able to wear one of Queue Marlowe’s gorgeous new lush looks with abundant curls.

The Name of the Rose

Hair: AD – deborah – LIGHT BLONDES by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin:  .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Victoria Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at SWANK *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Gigi eye -Deep Blue- by Keiba for [UMEBOSHI], available at SaNaRae

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

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

Outfit: ***ArisAris~Gara23~Light My Fire by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Constanina – Low Neck by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

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

Poses by Goizane for Fashiowl, available at the Thrift Shop (opening February 7) *

The Name of the Rose

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I’m on my way back where I come from.
Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I’m on my way back where I belong.

~ “Feels Like Home” as done by Randy Newman

Feels Like Home

I recently redecorated a part of my home to enjoy some of the fantastic furniture and décor I was seeing at recent events. Kalia Firelyte’s great rug and fireplace from ROMP provide the center of the grouping with chairs from ValiantCo featured at Collabor88 and Fameshed. Sway Dench has made drawers and rugs for this month’s colorful theme at The Liaison Collaborative. Gachas from Kunst  Himmel and Anaisterpellie and DanielEstro provided fine accessories. I want to note that Anaisterpellie/DanielEstro’s pieces are usually based on a white palette BUT because they leave them mod, a person can recolor, retexture or just rip pieces apart as they like to decorate (please note the wreath on the wall came off one of their pieces and I recolored elements of their other work). Thank you for letting me mod!

To relax at home I am wearing a romantic gown from Aikea Reiko that comes in many luscious colors (as I don’t think Aikea sees any problem with giving you the rainbow and then some). As always, the textures are rich and beautiful with lush shades and ombres. Caelan Hancroft’s choker/collar from ROMP (which includes texture change for the metals and the center stone) is a lovely piece of jewelry or, if needed, open collar for other kinds of play.

Feels Like Home

My beautiful face is Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance’s mesh head collaboration (which I will call the “GA:EG Adriana Mesh Head” because that’s the brand name, regardless that it is hard to search and clumsy to type). With a very user-friendly HUD that was plug n play (which I will show in a subsequent blog post), layers for makeup, and most important to me, Omega compatibility, I think I am going to find myself wearing this head more and more. It does include expressions which, I find, are not as versatile as the Logo or LeLutka heads but as expressive as the Catwa head. I wish the makeups had the translucency control that other heads have. However, I found they went on lickety split, and I didn’t have the kind of rezzing issues I often have with the Catwa head.

Most importantly, the face is aesthetically pleasing to me. The cheekbones are a bit high but having adjusted my head length up and down and front to back, I was able to find a look that was pleasing. I did not have to mess with my mesh eyes very much as I do with Catwa and even Logo (thank you, thank you) and I found I could wear this skin from Sawsan Secretspy without problems when I wore the Omega converter. The head fit my Maitreya body to a T. It seems the creators have thought of almost everything one will need but I will keep working with it and tell you more.

Feels Like Home

Hair: AD – meredith – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Olivia BRONZE 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Designers Circle *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Dress: :[P]:- Kaciala Dress [FIT]:// Peony by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik *

Choker: Cae :: Devotion :: Collar by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available at ROMP *

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

 

Décor:

[ kunst ] – Hector’s Shelf Gacha  by Kunst Himmel for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*

  • .2 [ kunst ] – Rustic wall hanging bulbs RARE
  • .3 [ kunst ] – Potted plant
  • .7 [ kunst ] – Potted plants
  • .4 [ kunst ] – Hector’s penny-farthing

 

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Rug (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Fireplace by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Fireplace Barrier by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

 

Sway’s [Ihina] chest of drawers . tall by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Sway’s [Ihina] chest of drawers . small by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Sway’s [Ihina] Rug no fringes by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

 

[ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at

  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Lamp – RARE
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Branch Board
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Candles
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream – Books1 by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *

 

[Con.] The Cave – Tub Chair – A – Brown by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Collabor88 *

[Con.] Oversized Corner Chair – Brown A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Fameshed *

 

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Feels Like Home