To Seduce

To Seduce

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. ~ Voltaire

To Seduce

I am guessing that Voltaire was suggesting in his quote something more about winning the hearts and minds of the populace but I think the suggested double meaning has great play for this set of photos, which I took at Corruption. (Thank you again for selling group membership to allow rezzing.)

To Seduce

Mariska Simon’s new lingerie is based on appliers, and Mariska has done a wonderful job of lining up seams and making the translation of image to seduction magic. I have tried on several lingerie appliers that have bad seams or simply don’t wow me, but Mariska’s is top notch from the straps to garter straps. And she attends to all the details, which is part of any good seduction, including the styling. The balconette bra barely gives a glimpse of the nipples and has an intriguing lace racer back. Platform show girl shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she is featuring at On9, and Maxi Gossamer’s dreamy drop of pearls and starburst earrings and ring for Collabor88 complete my look.

To Seduce

Sawsan Secretspy has recently release a slew of new skins for events and this lovely look is her featured item for Black Dot. It’s simply a Catwa applier without makeups included, but I took advantage of the lipstick colors Catwa includes in the HUD to tint up my lips. (The liner comes with the skin.) Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely long locks for Collabor88 finishes my look with their elegant volume and her gorgeous textures.

To Seduce

Hair: Clawtooth: Spirits – Brunettes Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 EVA Darktan Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Menage A Trios: Lace Shelf Bralett Set 9 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Front, MG – Earrings – Alysia Pearls, and MG – Ring – Alysia Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

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

Shoes: Essenz – Riga (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Corruption

To Seduce

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing.
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year’s eve

Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You received

Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance:
What are you doing New Year’s
New Year’s Eve?

~ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Ella Fitzgerald

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Wow, I love this song. I love Ella’s voice and the longing. I am not sure what you are doing New Year’s Eve, but I am going to be dressing up and enjoying champagne, date or not. I chose this sparkly look from Polyester Partridge that she is featuring at Uber. (I forewent the sash.) The mesh itself is basic but the texture is fabulous, which is why I loved it. The price was a winner too! I accessorized with pearls from Sigifaust for Shiny Shabby and AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous earrings for Shiny Shabby that I show up close.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

The show stopper of this look is, of course, pepehair’s gorgeous new skin for Shiny Shabby, an applier for the Catwa Annie mesh head that is absolutely amazing. Coupled with the applier for the Maitreya body, it’s a stunning look that is showing up on blogs and in photos all over the grid. She has created liners, shadows and lipsticks for the skin as well, but I chose to tint with the colors on Catwa’s HUD. Miu Edman’s pretty updo for Uber adds a simple elegance to my look.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Hair: +elua+ Gemma_Darkbrown [unrigged] by Miu Edman for +elua+, available at Uber

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

Skin applier with eyes: Pepe – Catwa Khadijah Skin (Espresso) Natural HUD with Pepe – Khadijah Eyes by pepehair for Atelier Pepe, available at Shiny Shabby

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

Dress: (NO) Beaded Sweetheart Gown  – Antique by Polyester Partridge for Nylon Outfitters, available at Uber

Necklace: ieQED fifi.pearl.necklace.white by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: (Kunglers) Cerys earrings – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail applier: [LB Swirling Vines Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

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

Poses by Katya Valeska for an lar *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Trouble seems to find me but what can I do?
Maybe that’s because I learned from you.

You’re a freak….

~ “Freak” by Shana Halligan

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I went over to the beautiful Elysion to take photos of this fabulous new dress from Flutter Memel. Available with three different color choice HUDs, the dress has a great look and fit. I loved wearing it with Maxi Gossamer’s elegant jewelry for Collabor88, which includes its own clickable color change gems and metals.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I am ashamed to say, however, I needed to fulfill my mission of blogging every one of the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gifts, so I snuck on to Elysion wearing Piraiyah Novikov’s gift for today, these adorable monster slippers. If you have ever seen Pira’s avatar in world, you will see that these slippers make total sense. I did match the dress to the slippers, yes. I had to because it’s very important. I am a freak.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

The other big news of today’s blog entry is the new mesh head from LeLutka named Simone. With an elegant face, fuller lips and high cheekbones, this should get a lot of ladies interested in updating their look. They have also refined the HUD a bit more with additional mouth expressions and eyes that can be changed to accompany smiles or frowns. I wore Monicuzza Babenco’s gorgeous new applier exclusive for Shiny Shabby on the head to show the beauty of its shape. Tabata Jewell’s stylish hair for Shiny Shabby is my up-do of choice, lending an elegance and sleekness to my look.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Hair: Vanity Hair:Russian Tragedy-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Teresa Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Milly Dress – Fatpack by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at N21 *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings- Jewelled Cyrene by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Slippers: NOMAD // Monster Slipper by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available December 22 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Cranes to do not fear horizons
They stretch their wings and fly
Carried by the winds and led by the light,
Look at the sun,
Look at the stars

Let’s see the beauty of it all before the fall
I want it all

“Beauty” by Juliane Gabriel

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

My friend Jaynine Scarborough is about to come out with an album that includes several gorgeous songs. Jaynine is a vocal teacher and performer in Berlin, who has, for years, also performed almost weekly in SL at her Thousand Rooms. If you have had the privilege of catching one of her weekly performances, you get to hear a beautiful woman’s voice, full of humor and earthiness and melody and sensuality. The song I link above is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect this season. Please click!!

I took a walk in a place called My Magic Winter to show off this darling coat from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which opens today. It includes a texture change HUD so you can switch up the sweater, buttons, and the detachable fur collar and cuffs. I wear it with Bax Coen’s newly redone knee-high boots, made specifically for different mesh bodies like the Maitreya Lara, the Bellezas and the Slinks.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Look closely and you can see today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a pair of earrings custom-fashioned by RL jewelry artist, Bastchild Lotus. With a texture change HUD that allows variations on the metal, the charm and the beads, it’s a terrific gift! Look again and you can see around my neck the cute snowman Abraxxa Anatine has fashioned for the holiday with clickable texture change for the metal and scarf.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Umazuma Metaluna has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa heads, which I am wearing on the Annie head. With several lip options, it’s a beautiful skin to match this head. (I am wearing it bare because I loved the look without lipstick for this outfit). Viking has made this great braid set for Hairology in several versions for most versatile wearing. With rigged and non rigged pieces, you can select the pieces that fit you best. Included is a great selection of hairbase HUDs for the Catwa head, Omega or TMP.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.TRUTH.-complete by viking for no.match, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Hitomi (Catwa Applier Hud) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

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

Coat with sweater: ::C’est la vie !:: Jasmine coat(navy) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie !:: , available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: L&B Swear (LEFT) “Frost” Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available December 20 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: EarthStones Pearl Snowman Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots White/Bright Leather (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

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

Taken at My Magic Winter

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Oh Brother–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. ~ Dylan Thomas

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

This is my brother. Ok, in RL I don’t have a brother but in SL, I have someone who functions as one. Not in that sticky icky hearts and flowers in my profile way. More like that annoying IM me with foolishness and stupid names like “smeg” and “fart blossom.” The one who will trash me one minute and go after anyone who looks at me funny the next. There is, of course, constant bickering and arguments about who is to do what and when. Like shoveling.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, my brother needs to be the one who has to go out to do the shoveling. It’s only fair. The pose set from Kay Weston for FROST is more ideally fitted to him (*cough* no one needs to tell him the shovel position can be modifed).  And of course I can sit by sipping my hot cocoa and watching and tell him where he’s missed a spot. It’s the natural order of things.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Of course, if he was a little misaimed in throwing the snow, it would hit me and get all over my new sweater, the gift Sanura Snowpaw made for the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar for yesterday. It includes a texture change HUD so you can wear this snowflake in several colors. My tights are stocking appliers from Ashton Tryce at FROST. They are awesome snowflake tights for any holiday outfit. My little boots are one of Chantal Mynx’s creation for FROST. My brother is wearing a horrible Krampus sweater from Parallax and a matching hat that he got on MP. (Because, you know, no reason to be cute and festive. Always have to bring things down, right?)

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

My brother is wearing today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a beard from ReishiProphet, available in two styles and several hair colors including a tintable beard. (I tried making it green but, yeah, don’t go there.) This is a tattoo layer and is a gift for MEN, who seem to get short shrift in the gift department in SL during the holidays. He is wearing it over the Emerson skin from ReishiProphet but it can be worn with any skin and look just as awesome.

I am sporting Lara Hurley’s lovely new skin with an included winter blush, which is just lovely. I love the brows, lips, eyes. Well I love it all and it’s fantastic on my system shape. Bubbles Clawtooth is featuring two hairs with texture-change hats at Collabor88 with winsome hair styles. Please note brother and sister have the same eyes from Constance Daehlile. We got them from our dad.

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Brother:

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin -summertone – trailhair_clean_hair by ReishiProphet for Nivaro

Beard: -NIVARO- Beards – Shaggy_hard_black by ReishiProphet for Nivaro, available December 16 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

Sweater: [Phunk] Krampus Sweater by Parallaxx for Phunk

Jeans: [ h ] Classic Jean – Mesh – Washed Blue – HighRise – W/belt by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

Hat: [Phunk] Holiday Knit Hat by Parallaxx for Phunk

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

Boots: [ h ] Trail – Men – Chocorua Brown – Short by Ansor Hoorenbeek and Limer Frederiksson for Hoorenbeek

IE – Snowed in by Kay Weston for Image Essentials, available at FROST *

 

Sister:

Hair with hat: Clawtooth: Winter Song – Light Ombre Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Lara Hurley-Rie /Midtone with Lara Hurley-Rie winter blush&glow and Beauty marks by Lara Hurley for Lara Hurley

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – adelmerald by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

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

Sweater: .: Somnia :. Flurry {Fitmesh Maitreya} by Sanura Snowpaw for .: Somnia :., available December 15 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Tights: AVICANDY Snowflake Knit TIghts by Ashton Tryce for AVICANDY, available at FROST *

Nail appliers: [LB O Tannenbaum Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme, available in the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: L&B Swear WOMENS “Frost” Coin Necklace – Lara Fit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at FROST *

Booties: {MYNX} Bootie – Fur Liner Deer by Chantel Mynx for {MYNX}, available at FROST *

Poses: Ma Vie. – White Xmas by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

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

Taken at Frisland

Oh Brother--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 16

Greetings from Chicago

Greetings from Chicago

I send you a postcard
It says, “Pulaski at night”
Greetings from Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago

~ “Pulaski at Night” by Andrew Bird

Greetings from Chicago

I giggled when I went to 6 Republic for this round with Chicago vs. California. There really is no competition. California is way warmer. Ever see a winter in the Windy City? It’s no fun—the night dropping suddenly like death, piles of lake effect snow, and yes, wind. However, Chicago has the most beautiful architecture, orderly streets and beautiful neighborhoods, masses of unpretentious diverse hard-working Midwestern people who wear boots in the winter so they can get around, and a thrum and noise that rumbles overhead from the El. (BTW, 6 Republic organizers, remove the “Subway” sign. There is no such thing there. It’s called the “El” and it’s elevated.) When I first heard the cozy music of Andrew Bird’s “Pulaski at Night” a couple years ago, I thought, yes that is exactly what Chicago is.

Piraiyah Novikov got a flavor of Chicago with his Art Deco pieces for 6 Republic. Chicago is an architecture lover’s dream with Art Deco, the promise of a bright new world at the World Fair in 1933, and understated glamour along the Magnificent Mile. Pira’s club chair and sofa are pure Chicago with its strong rounded shoulders and cozy softness. Pira got it. I wear a wool cowl-neck dress from StellaJane that she has made as an exclusive for the Thrift Shop. With a texture-change HUD with 10 choices, it’s a bargain at 50% off and a positively Chicago dress in wool but still fashionable and sleek. (Just put a cardigan sweater on if you get cold.) Frilled boots are an indulgence from Hilly Haalan at Cosmopolitan Room and a beautiful necklace from AvaGardner Kungler for On9 completes the look.

Greetings from Chicago

Hairology opens tomorrow so I am in hair heaven right now. What a great simple shopping area Tabata Jewell created for easy viewing and the hair coming up is amazing. This side styled ‘do from Neveah Niu includes fantastic textures and a great fit. Umazuma Metaluna has created a beautiful applier for the Catwa head for this month’s Collabor88. With and without freckles and option dimples, the skin is her usual combination of realism and perfection.

And now I need to go outside and get a breath of air for a slap of reality because I just got teary-eyed about Chicago in the winter. Andrew Bird does this to me every damn time. A cold fall breeze off the Lake portending winter oughta cure me of that.

Greetings from Chicago

Hair: ICONIC:VANESSA-HAIR by Neveah Niu for ICONIC, available at Hairology (opening tomorrow!) *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.2 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Sienna (Catwa Applier) mocca by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Maple eye – Autumn by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Dress: SJ Mallory Wool Cowl Neck Dress – MAITREYA by StellaJane for Stella Jane, available at Thrift Shop *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Dulce necklace – Silver quartz by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Nail applier: [LB Razor Color] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: [hh] MAITREYA Beatriz by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Décor: NOMAD // ART DECO Industrial Gacha by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at 6 Republic *

  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Couch
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Sculpture
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Table Lamp
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Coffee Table
  • NOMAD // Art Deco Industrial // Factory Wall Clock
Mellow

Mellow

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ~ Samuel Butler

Mellow

The days are still golden this autumn. I was able to take time and toss out the flowers in the window boxes and trim the euonymus and then I sat down to listen to the radio for a bit, lounging on the sofa. In this case, the sofa is part of Alia Baroque’s featured set at ROMP this month, appropriately packed with poses for lounging and love making. I have decorated the family room with various pieces from Shiny Shabby—autumn and vintage pieces from Paolla Flux, pillows from Kunst and Hoorenbeek, chairs and tables from Soyoy, qu0op, and jammeh, and a charming piano from Marinestella. DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie have made the awesome ladder bookshelf for The Men’s Dept and Cherelle Capra has leant color to the room with her pieces for the Color Me Project. My radio is from the talented Lauren Bentham, who is offering prizes for the Peatonville Asylum game from MadPea, opening later this week (which I will write more about soon). And of course, this is all housed in Barnesworth Anubis’ lovely house for Collabor88.

Mellow

Today I am casual in a baseball tee made for the season from Flutter Memel and Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus’ fantastic mesh jeans which have been refitted for the Maitreya body and also nicely fit my Belleza body with few adjustments. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest, a look that is fresh and comfortable on my own face, the most “me” look I can imagine, and my braid is MissAllSunday Lemon’s great fishtail braid for Fameshed.

Mellow

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

Skin: -Belleza- Faye SK Dk Br 1 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 12 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Baseball Tee – Vintage Skull by Flutter Memel for Flowey *

Jeans: L&B Swear (*Fitted*) “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Décor:

  • .07 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks stool (b) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .03 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (wall) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Corduroy Chair w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Barn by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wall Branch – Brown/Dk Org by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Area Rug – Fallen Leaves Dark by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Ottoman – Fall Stripe (12pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wreath – Berry Mix by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, candle and books by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, decorative cushion by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Viscount Couch, Mature Ed. [v.1.0] by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Table mess, porto and letters by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • junk. arch lamp. tall. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • AF Books by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88*

Mellow

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

~ “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi

A casual summer look starts with a lace top from Apple May for Shiny Shabby. She has made several versions of this top including those to fit the Freya and Isis bodies from Belleza (yay!) and the lace is a lovely texture for many looks. I paired it with a flirty skirt from LouLou Teichmann and darling flat sandals from Monicuzza Babenco, both also featured at Shiny Shabby. My great necklace set is Mirja Mills’ great boho set for My Attic, which goes perfectly with the casual clothes I have on. I am showing ValiantCo’s terrific cab sofa for Uber, part of their city theme. It includes a ton of single poses and cuddles and a few adult.

Big Yellow Taxi

Shyla Diggs has released a new skin for Uber with eyebrows in separate shades beyond the typical blonde, brown, etc. I am really glad to see this because sometimes a blonde brow is just too light, for example. The makeups, as always, are subtle but fashionable and the features are gorgeous. Because of the dark blonde brows, I was able to wear this shade of M4ri1yn Magic’s hair for Shiny Shabby, two braids which come with and without the hat, which also includes its own variations via HUD. The whole look is a little folksy, a bit of pop, just like Joni Mitchell’s song.

Big Yellow Taxi

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\  Koca hair [with hat ] by M4ri1yn Magic for ~Tableau Vivant~, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: -Belleza- Amber Uber SK 1 Dk Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

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

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Lace Tops (Belleza Isis) – White by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Bauhaus Movement – Switchback  MIDNIGHT Skirt by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace set: .:EMO-tions:. * ABIGAIL * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

Nail applier: [LB Chrome Brown] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: *YS&YS* Santorini Flats Mail (Belleza) by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Couch: [Con.] Checkered Cab Seat – A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Uber *

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