K-Drama

K-Drama

“There are flaws in romance, but love is perfect.” ~ Jaejoong, hottie oppa

K-Drama

One of my secret binge-watching enjoyments is K-Dramas, which I used to find on Crunchyroll (thank you, Erehwon) and now find on Hulu, Dramafever or Viki. They run, typically, 20 long episodes and contain an arc that carries through amazingly through those episodes. They are a modern Korean form  of soap opera with handsome oppas and down-to-earth young women. One of my favorite is “Coffee Prince,” a story about a young women who wants to become a barista, and disguises herself as a boy to do so. The owner of the shop, trying to evade his parents’ pressure about him getting married, enlists the “boy” to pretend to be his gay boyfriend. It’s a classic story of misrepresented identity (ala Shakespeare).

When I put together this look, the various shopaholic characters of the K-dramas came to mind. Today’s look is not the heroine but perhaps her nemesis, a woman of high fashion and elegant demeanor who may quite well manipulate those around her. Her couture choice of apparel is Mami Jewell’s latest outfit, a mesh ensemble in two pieces with a gold sash and gold accents. I paired pumps from Saki Galliazzo with the outfit because I could color match them with her handy HUD. A lovely hairpiece from Chirzaka Vlodovic completes my look. (I modified the color of the flower in the middle.) I also modified the roses on Piraiyah Novikov’s piece for Shiny Shabby. Pira is nice to leave things mod so his customers can do that.

K-Drama

Of course, the core of the look is Inka Mexicola’s gorgeous applier for Catwa heads for Shiny Shabby. While she made it for another head, it works just as well on the Annie head, which I have finally updated to v4.8. I love the glossy lips, the beautiful eyes and the way it overrides the mesh head alikeness problem. David Cooper’s (AKA dam1710) eyes are deep and dark, sparkling and sexy. Unlike many, I prefer a darker eye. Morphine Janick’s darling flip with bangs for Shiny Shabby is the perfect look for our elegant schemer. Maybe someday she will find her own true love.K-Drama

Hair: [monso] My Hair – Marie /Brown (no material) by Morphine Janick for [monso], available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin applier: Essences Catwa Appliers [KumiM01] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie 4.8 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#30] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

Outfit: -AZUL- Jonelle /Champagne by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Headpiece: *LODE* Hat – BitterSweet [spring] (modified) by Chirzaka Vlodovic for *LODE*

Shoes: H@S Miss S Patent Leather – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Décor: NOMAD // Garden Rose Urn Pink (modified) by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby *

K-Drama

Kodachrome

Kodachrome

“Kodachrome…
it gives us those nice, bright colors,
gives us the greens of summers,
makes ya think all the world’s a sunny day,
Oh yeah!
I’ve got a Nikon camera,
I’d love to take a photograph,
so mama don’t take…
my Kodachrome away…”
~ “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

Kodachrome

RFL Home & Garden is still going on. I got a chance to walk around after folks had set up. I indiscriminately bought things in vendors to make sure donations went to RFL—you should too. In fact, maybe you should get the scripted clock and bamboo from McChris Flanagan’s retro set, a modernist furniture grouping that reminds me of my parents’ first living room set and stereophonic sound system (in hifi, not wifi). With color change built into the menus so you can change the insets to yellow, orange or bright green and some rather humorous accessories (like that vinyl record from The Lindens and the 8-track player), the set is a virtual testament to kitsch. I added Cain Maven’s retrofuture hanging lamp and Elin Egoyan’s bright and beautiful painting to my living room and I was set.

Kodachrome

I wearing Poulet Koenkamp’s lovely skirt and top set for the Instruments this round with her gorgeous textures. Shoes from Saki Galiazzo include a very versatile HUD for color change on different parts of the shoe and fit the Maitreya feet perfectly. I love the skin applier Monicuzza Babenco made for the LeLutka mesh heads, especially the blonde choices because they are so nicely done. My hair from Tabata Jewell for the Hairology event includes a panel in the HUD that lets you change the hair tie.

Kodachrome

Hair: Vanity Hair:Talamasca(F)-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Eva Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Collabor88 *

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

Eyes: {D.A} Striking Eyes – Spring by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Top and skirt: :: PM :: Jess Top and Skirt -all colors- FITTED by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at The Instruments *

Shoes: H@S Midnight – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

 

RFL Home & Garden:

Retro living room by McChris Flanagan for [USB], available at the RFL Home & Garden Expo *

  • [USB] – Straight Curtain Set
  • [USB] – Magazines
  • [USB] – Retro Coffee Table
  • [USB] – Retro Sofa (Adult)
  • [USB] – Bamboo Decor  (DONATION ITEM)
  • [USB] – Retro Chair (Adult)
  • [USB] – Coasters
  • [USB] – Retro Shelf Unit
  • [USB] – Retro Records
  • [USB] – Candle Set
  • [USB] – Books
  • [USB] – Mushrooms
  • [USB] – Retro Clock  (DONATION ITEM)
  • [USB] – 8 Track Player
  • [USB] – Retro Speakers
  • [USB] – Retro TV

Dancing Soul 2 by Elin Egoyan for Elin Arts, available at the RFL Home & Garden Expo

Ico lamp by Cain Maven for Quantum Luxury Homes, available at the RFL Home & Garden Expo *

Kodachrome

Taking It

Taking It

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ~ Roseanne Barr

Taking It

I got my slave boy out (my male alt) and dressed him up for today’s photos because there were some great poses from Olaenka Chesnokov and Luna Jubilee and other things at ROMP I found, and I was loving my look. Start with this top from Annette Voight from ROMP, which I paired with a skirt from an outfit ValentinaEvangelista recently came out with and boots from Saki Galiazzo. Then I found these fishnet appliers from Bax to pull together the look. Mr. Alt has the sexy collar from Cheerno Destiny at ROMP and a harness that Baileymonster featured at ROMP a couple rounds ago and now has in her store. I think I made him into a right sexy pet.

Taking It

My skin news for today is Dam1710’s applier for the Catwa Annie head, a beautiful east Asian look that went on beautifully and takes Catwa’s makeup options quite nicely. I was pleased with the look of the skin on the face and body and look forward to seeing more of David’s work. My hair is a short unisex cut from Dura that just topped this look perfectly and added a sexiness to my girl that went beyond bows and ringlets.

Taking It

On Her:

Hair: *Dura-B&G*65 HAIR – DARK COLOR by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

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

Skin applier: L’Etre Skin Shop – Xiaoyu Skin [Buttermilk Tone] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

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

Top: [Decoy] Rosy Peek – Black Top (Maitreya) by Annette Voight for [Decoy], available at ROMP

Skirt: :V.e. Bridget Leather Mini MAITREYA FIT Charcoal by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture

Earrings: . aisling . Tortuga Princess Earrings by Druunah Esharham for .aisling

Bracelet: [Avenge] Wires bracelet – black/silver/black RARE by AvengeStore for [Avenge], available at OMGacha *

Stockings: BAX Ornament Leggings Fat Pack 1 Appliers by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Boots: H@S Belladonna Boots – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

 

On him:

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Bennett Non-Rigged Mesh by Tommy Fairplay for*~*Damselfly*~*

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – hairy_stubble_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Collar: [NO!Project] NeckLace SLAVE by CheerNo Destiny for No!Project, available at ROMP

Harness: [ abrasive ] Primal Studded Harness Black by baileymonster for [abrasive]

Jeans: Lenox 2015 Denim Mens by Leviathan Flux for Lenox

Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Male Feet Flat V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

 

Poses:

!bang – domme by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at ROMP *

oOo Powerful Four c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at ROMP *

oOo Powerful One c/m/nt by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio, available at ROMP *

 

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

Taking It

The Afternoon Knows

The Afternoon Knows

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ~ Jonathan Grimwood

The Afternoon Knows

I took a walk at Flux Sur Mer on sunny afternoon (thanks to windlight, which I see left some shadows on my skins from the trees) and enjoyed the beauty of the sim and idle shopping. I wore one of Hilly Haalan’s new dresses, a cute mini that comes with a great texture-change HUD to allow mix and match between the top, skirt, belt and tie. It’s a fabulous dress, very versatile and sexy in a cute way. I wore my new necklace from Crashnoww at Seasons Story, a bargain with a texture change HUD for the gems in the necklace and pendant. A darling handbag from Natzuka Miliandrovic carries all my essentials (theoretically) and darling patent leather pumps fit for Slink or Maitreya from Saki Galiazzo that include a HUD that allows me to custom color three different sections of the pumps. They fit perfectly!

The Afternoon Knows

I am wearing one of Thora Charron’s new Swish hairs with an animated lock that moves as if a soft breeze is blowing. Mr. Beresford noticed it and thought it was done very nicely and naturally. (And you know, men don’t notice anything.) I have been experimenting with the GA:EG Adriana Mesh Head. It is Omega compatible, so I pulled out the applier Mallory Cowen created for the Logo mesh head as an Omega applier. I found that Mallory’s skin applied to this head beautifully and will please those who always loved the LAQ look. Then I pulled out the Add-Ons for the mesh head and installed them, which was lickety split. Wear the Add-on applier, click and it installs into the HUD. They have provided a variety of different add-ons including lashes, brows, liners, shadows and lipsticks. I used the lash applier, one of the eyeshadows and one of the lipsticks. Once installed they do come with options like translucency so I was able to make the pink lipstick more translucent so it blended with the LAQ skin nicely (since the lipstick is not quite the same shape as the skin lips).

The Afternoon Knows

Hair: .LeLutka.Aubrey hair.FIT.A.Swish by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Skin applier: LAQ ~Omega Body + Linnea Applier (Wear and click!) [Tone 2.5] by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Makeups: [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – AL01 Glamor Alpha Lashes, [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – ES02 Kitty Eyeshadows and [GA.EG] Mesh Heads Addon – LP03 Sugar Lipsticks by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #2 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: [hh] Liza Dress MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Necklace: **RE** LUX Fina Necklace by crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at the Season’s Story

Ring: MINIMAL – Zima Ring *5* Silver by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at the Season’s Story

Handbag: !:Lybra:! Vintage Bag Rose by Natzuka Miliandrovic for Lybra

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

Shoes: H@S Yummy Pumps Patent – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Taken at Flux Sur Mer

The Afternoon Knows

Alien Chic

What do you call something that is chic and bright with latex and cobbled leather but is not anything you think you could ever wear anywhere and be entirely appropriate? Perhaps on another planet this outfit will work. It’s clearly chic, well-designed, bright and funky.

Alien Chic

I figure anything designed by Eshi Otawara will translate to other planets and other worlds—we just need to get there. When I go, I will be sure to wear this outfit with its bright pink plumage, pagoda shaped shoulder pads, cowl neck and zipper running along and around the body, attaching vinyl to leather.

Alien Chic

The “hair,” an interesting headpiece which covers the eyes (because I really don’t need to see—I need to be seen) echoes the feathers in the shoulders, fantastic jeweled belt and cute little purse.

Alien Chic

Hello, Avatar!

Skin: La Sylphide – Liliana – Black and White – Noir by Stephanie Misfit for La Sylphide

Outfit (with hair): Pink Zip It Attitude by Eshi Otawara by Eshi Otawara

Shoes: SKGShoes – Alina Slingback Pumps – Hot Pink by Saki Galiazzo (no longer available)

Business Time

I recently met with Gentle Heron of Virtual Ability, Inc. in world at my villa. We had met at SLCC and found we liked each other a lot and had a lot to share. Gentle’s organization was one of the first winners of the $10,000 USD Linden Prize. In collaboration with a number of residents, including my friend Pecos Bill, Gentle has raised the bar for non-profits in SL.

We specifically meant to discuss fashion for members of her group–people who are disabled and live in SL. They have various concerns—how do you wear a prim skirt if you are in a wheelchair and it hangs down, how do you dress if you are sight impaired, how do you seek the support of creators in world and bring awareness? Gentle estimates that 20% of our residency has some form of disability which hampers them in using SL. That’s a lot of folks who find enjoyment and fun but just need a little help and since I know a little bit about prim skirts, I wanted to help. We had a great meeting.

Business Time

To meet with Gentle, I wanted to dress appropriately for business. While she is an open-minded lady and actually a lot of fun, I wanted to show her how much I respected her work and her group by making my avatar reflect my seriousness (and my fashion savoir faire).

Business Time

So I chose this classy outfit from MEB’s 2009 Fall Collection. While MariaElena Barbosa uses photo sourced textures, she does so with skill and elegance. She has combined sculpty cuffs and collar in a manner that makes the silhouette of this blouse sharp and stylish. And the slacks look tailored and rich.

I will note that she includes the pair of shoes she shows in the panel photo with this outfit. I purchased another outfit where she showed boots in the photo and received shoes instead, which I found disappointing. MariaElena needs to work a little on truth in advertising.

Business Time

Autumn Hykova’s appropriately-named “Posh” was a perfect accompaniment to the outfit along with Pulse’s fresh Valeries Wheat/Blush skin. I accessorized with Cora Lu’s Steel Spikes for Paper Couture and of course, my favorite slingbacks from SKGShoes, the Alina Slingback Pumps.

Business Time

Businesswomen unite!

Hair: .:[ Tiny Bird ] :. Posh – Cinnamon by Autumn Hykova for Tiny Bird

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Wheat/Blush by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: MEB : Avenue by MariaElena Barbosa for MEB

Earrings: p.c.; Steel Spikes by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Shoes: SKGShoes – Alina Slingback Pumps – Pecan by Saki Galiazzo for SKGShoes