Caught in the Rain

City girls who run around town know you shouldn’t be caught without an umbrella these days. The weather is turning colder, the leaves are mostly off the trees, and a rainstorm could come down at any time on a gray day to drench you, so it pays to be prepared.

Caught in the Rain

First, have your umbrella. Second, have a good warm coat like this one from cocoro Lemon. I love how cocoro has styled the coat with a cheetah print inside. This coat is so authentic, from its dangling laces to its hood to its untailored silhouette. She was smart to make the coat open and a little oversized—it’s the cheetah that gives it zing. I donned pants from Uriah Eulenberg that I got in a set I purchased at a Designers United event. Made for men, the pants are high waisted knickers with a great wool tweedy texture. Blessedly, they look great on women too. I layer cheetah print leggings from Anyusha Lilienthal underneath, part of her animal series. And a cheetah print top from Mimikri Kit, picked up at a recent Dressing Room foray, completes my outfit.

Caught in the Rain

Mallory Cowen still presents some of the freshest skins on the grid and her new Phoebe2 is no exception. Once again we have the unbeatable glow that Mallory advertises, the finely shaped eyebrows, the expressive eye makeups, the pretty lips and the great skin tones.

Onyx LeShelle recently came out with a new slew of content—hair and shoes. I have not had a chance to check out the shoes, but I certainly liked her new hair selections, especially as they show movement and life despite the static nature of sculpties. (Though she has always been good at making hair look less like a prim on the head and more like individual strands making a whole.) I loved this hair for this look—anyone caught in the rain would be a bit disheveled.

Caught in the Rain

Gospel Voom has recently come out with a new set of women’s boots and they are fabulous and chic, especially when one might be concerned that Gospel can only do clunky Doc Martens. These are well-built with a gorgeous sculpty shape and absolutely brilliant leather textures. I love the little leather tie.

Caught in the Rain

a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. I think i too have known
autumn too long
~ e.e. cummings

Hair: Maitreya Kim – Caramel by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: LAQ ~ Phoebe2 – 03 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for LAQ

Jacket: *COCO*_ModsCoat_Black by cocoro Lemon for COCO

Top: Mimikri – Tank Top (undershirt layer) / Nina leo by Mimikri Kit for Mimikri

Pants: BALACLAVA!! Narcissus On Chapel St.—pants by Uriah Eulenberg for BALACLAVA!!

Leggings: Ibizarre Leo Leggings by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre *

Shoes: [Gos] Posh Bootie – Obsidian by Gospel Voom for [Gos]

Umbrella: Rain Black Umbrella by Seagel Neville

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s Spring!! Here it means that one day it’s almost summer and the next it’s almost winter again. Today it poured and was freezing cold out. Like that sort of dampness that cuts through any exposed piece of skin and leaves you feeling like a shivering wet dog.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

I pulled out this jacket from toraji Voom and put it on over a soft and cozy turtleneck from Aranel Ah (that almost went in the chest for next season when it seemed it was going to be summer forever). I pulled on this great box pleated (literally) skirt from toraji Voom over black tights and pulled on my trusty old cowboy boots from JB Gazov. Got my umbrella from Seagel Neville. Forget looking hip and fashionable—I just want to be warm. And this is pretty cute anyway.

Check out my cute hood with hair from toraji Voom to go with the jacket. Now this is ingenous. I can fit the whole look together without messing around with hair prims.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

A fresh skin amidst all the gray and darkness is what is needed, and Rhapzody Wilde’s new store provided one for me, inexpensively (300L for this one with several different eyebrow shades). I truly like the coloring of this skin. I will say the eyebrows in this set have that sort of “anxiety shape” I am not very fond of but with light brows and the right bald head, it’s just fine. I did notice she drew in little dimples. That’s awfully cute.

It's Raining, It's Pouring

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hair (with hood): **DP**mods coat — food with hair/honey by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM (Yes, it says “food” on the name!)

Skin: Belita 5 Blonde Brows Buttercup BLUSH by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva

Jacket: **DP**yumyum:mods coat (female) by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Top: *BOOM* The Cashmere by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

Skirt: **DP**yumyum:mizutama skirt/brown by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Stockings: **DP**Retro dress (green) retro socks by toraji Voom for **DP**YUMYUM

Umbrella: LADS London in the Rain Black Umbrella by Seagel Neville

Boots: J’s WesternBoots ( 10Colors ) by JB Gazov for J’s

Rainy Days

It’s raining out today—a sweet rainy fall day with periods of clarity. The flowers outside are releasing their last burst of bloom. I saw a hummingbird hovering not 3 feet from me, dipping his beak into my impatiens (yeah, explain that—guess he was desperate).

Rainy Days

So today I am cheerfully celebrating beauty with the work of Iki Ikarus. She sent out two skins for her group, and I was hooked. I ran over a few days later and got this gem and one of her cute dresses. With its well-groomed eyebrows, expressive lips, and finely contoured face, this skin is well-drawn and lacks that over-dodged highlighting I see on too many skins nowadays.

Rainy Day

Then I got into the whole purple/pink theme and topped this ensemble with this messy hair from Foam! It’s raining, ya know? Add in a whimsical blossom necklace from Ginza Kohime and a sweet umbrella from Michelle Rail, and we’re done up top.

Rainy Days

I have to admit, the whole rain thing came to me because I have been dying to show these boots for a while. The RetroStars from Coke Dreadlow (who also makes some killer high-tops) are the boots I have wanted since I was a little girl. Tuck these cute socks from sato yifu in and we’re set!

Rainy Days

Rain, rain, don’t go away (til tomorrow):

Hair: The Valerie-Black C- by Winter LittleBoots for Foam!

Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: ::CleO:: Caramel – Lavender by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Dress: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: SuNny Dress Violetred by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Socks: *KUROTSUBAKI* socks_romantic_pink by sato Yifu for KUROTSUBAKI

Necklace: PINK flower beads necklace by Ginza Kohime for the now defunct Ginza Jewelry (tp will take you to a sim called Texas State USA :( )

Boots: UBU RetroStars Rain Boots by Coke Dreadlow for Urban Bomb Unit

Umbrella: Rall/!Umbrella/red by Michelle Rail for Spadio Studios

Listening to one of my favorite songs of all time: Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead.