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

A Reason

A Reason

Don’t ever sell yourself short, sell your sad things
Accept the new, don’t mingle on the past
Believe yourself, trust your intuition
You’re here for a reason, you know

~ “A Beautiful Exit” by Miguel

A Reason

I wandered over to the Embryo sim to see if I could take some pretty photos. I put together this beautiful ensemble starting with the gorgeous top and skirt that Vix Nirvana features at Shiny Shabby. I really love the textures on the skirt and I wanted to give in to the bohemian flavor without reducing its elegance, so I paired it with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s fabulous shoes for OMGacha.  I took a trip to Seasons Story to find jewelry and found Ors Quan had this darling necklace and a gacha of cool rings, so I indulged myself and dressed up.

A Reason

I wore Inka Mexicola’s newest applier for the LeLutka heads, which she is featuring at Kustom9. I really like the makeup options on the LeLutka head—I was able to tiny my lips and choose the translucency and my eyes. And you see a slight smile, which I chose from the expressions menu. My bountiful curls, pulled to one side, are Nita Bracken’s gorgeous contribution for Hairology. And somehow my hair managed to stay beautiful, even in the rain at Embryo.

A Reason

Hair: Tameless Lilja by Nita Bracken for Tameless, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: Essences [Tarja] #Medium02 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

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

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #1 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 and skirt: Storybook – Watercolor – Grape – Skirt and Sweater by Vix Nirvana for Storybook, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Indi Necklace Gold -Female- by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, at the Season’s Story

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

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

Shoes: Essenz – Cameroon (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at OMGacha *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Embryo

A Reason

Lucille

Lucille

Lucille has messed my mind up
But I still love her
Oh, I still love her

~ “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up” by Frank Zappa

Lucille

Lucille has messed my mind up, so I threw some stuff together for this look because it just all kind of looked funky. I started with Tatyana Ultsch’s look for the Mesh Body Addicts, a fit-to-the body tube dress that does indeed fit and comes with a HUD with a ton of colors. (I admit I wish she had added some textures.) Then I dug out Inex Hax’ fur sleeves from Shiny Shabby that can add a bit of funk to any outfit, transforming it to something completely different, especially with the texture-change HUD for the fur portion of the sleeves. I added Senzati0n Domenitzo’s thigh high, lace-up boots (so sexy from the back) from Seasons Story and Mea Carnell’s hybrid scarf necklace for On9. To add one more element, I pulled out Zaara Kohime’s feathered ear cuffs, adding that last bit of almost over-the-top drama.

Lucille

Boo Nakamura has made this fabulous bun for Hairology that does NOT need a hairbase so you are not left struggling to find a matching hairbase, and Boo is not tasked with creating a ton of different appliers for mesh heads. That’s why I could wear it with the Catwa Annie Mesh Head and use JourdanMcMillan’s skin applier from Shiny Shabby to create this look. I love the lips on this skin and she includes some terrific shadow choices for separate application.

Lucille

Hair: booN Lab.004 hair by boo Nakamura for booN, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: Bold & Beauty :: Marie (Catwa Applier) – Canelle. HUD by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

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: :::i::: TubeDress – LARA by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Sleeves: PEQE – Fur Sleeves by Inex Hax for PEQE, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Flower Scarf Necklace Black by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at On9 *

Earrings: Zaara : Aletta ear wings *earth* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Collabor88 *

Boots: Essenz – Montana (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Season’s Story *

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Frisland

Lucille

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

That red carpet has to be felt to be believed. ~ Willam H. Macy

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

I decked myself in red for the red carpet today in honor of Harper Ganesvoort’s 7th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest. Every year, Harper honors the Oscars by soliciting photos from around the grid and awarding prizes for the best photos. She is offering more than 50,000L in prizes this year (yeah) with 25,000L going to the first place and money prizes being awarded to the next six. That’s a lot of Oscar gold (and considerably generous for Harper)! The contest runs from January 8 to February 28, and all the details of the contest can be found here.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Needless to say, I will not be entering these “photos” into the contest, but I sure enjoyed Harper’s suggestion we “imagine ourselves on the red carpet at Dolby Theater.” (I am kind of of mixed feeling about combining avatars with RL photos, and I feel guilty as heck for erasing Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett to put myself in their place.) I thought it was a fabulous way to show off this latex dress from Sienia Trevellion, which is her exclusive at ROMP and is available in two colors. I accessorized with pumps from Glamistry, part of a promotion that I explained in my previous blog entry. I probably should have gotten a piece of jewelry in there too but I was too excited to get this announcement out to find something. Hint: Olaenka Chesnokov has a set of “Premiere” poses at her store.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

I was also inspired by Tabata Jewell’s glamorous, almost vintage style for Hairology this round. With rolls on top and a sensuous lock coming to the front, it’s a sort of old-school glam with a rockabilly twist. Umazuma Metaluna’s newest skin for the LeLutka heads, available at Seasons Story, is dressed up with lipstick appliers Uma features in her store and eyeliner from LotusAmbrosa. I thought it looked fabulous on the Ever but will easily play as well on one of the other LeLutka heads.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

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

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

Skin applier:  [theSkinnery] Dunya (LeLutka Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Season’s Story *

Eyeliner applier: :: Lola May :: Lelutka Applier:  Winged Liner Full Pack by LotusAmbrosa for Lola May

Lipstick applier:  [theSkinnery] Matte Lip Potion (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery] *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #9 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: Lark – Latex Dress Red by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at ROMP

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Wasabi Pills for Hair Fair 2015

Wasabi Pills for Hair Fair 2015

Hair, hair, everywhere!

Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair 2015

You would think I would run out of hair, but no, there is so much great hair from Hair Fair, it’s everywhere! MissAllSunday Lemon has contributed four darling looks with a portion of the sales kicking back to Wigs for Kids.

Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair 2015

MissAllSunday Lemon brought her top game to Hair Fair this year with four very different styles, making sure that a whole variety of hair style needs has been addressed, including a cute style that includes a great texture-change HUD for the headband. She even made darling ponytails!

Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair 2015

You get a peek of the beautiful print on a dress from bodytothestars that he has at Season’s Story. Love the print and the style. I matched one of Monicuzza Babenco’s wood bead necklaces from Oh My Gacha to the outfit. My favorite part of the whole look is, however, Steffi Villota’s gorgeous new skin on a LeLutka mesh head. I spent a lot of time trying on her appliers, which are all lovely and quite different from skin to skin in features (besides the skin tones), and I fell in love with this one and its sprinkling of freckles over the nose, even in the lips. She includes several lovely lipsticks and sexy eyeliners. The combo of this skin on this head is delectable.

Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • /Wasabi Pills/ Saffron Mesh Hair
  • /Wasabi Pills/ Pepper Mesh Hair
  • /Wasabi Pills/ Clove Mesh Hair
  • /Wasabi Pills/ Anise Mesh Hair

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin appliers: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Estelle FR* MIXED by Steffi Villota *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: [Cosmic Dust] – The Ryleigh Dress – Floral Eternity by bodytothestars for [Cosmic Dust], available at Season’s Story

Necklace: *YS&YS* Rodi Necklace 04 by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Oh My Gacha *

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

Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair 2015

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

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

It’s OPEN!

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Yes, Hair Fair has opened. The sims are beautifully built this year with stores in the bottom of salon bags, which makes total sense. A runway goes down the middle of each sim and you can OFF SIM shop on two more sims if you can’t get in! Do yourself and everyone else a favor, go without a lot of scripts, without a lot of fancy clothes, and DO NOT lecture others. Mind your own business and let the organizers manage issues.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

The best idea is to take your time shopping at home by grabbing demos from the Hair Fair Demo Group. Get a glass of wine or coffee or Rockstar or water and whatever your snack of choice. Then sort through the demos: rez, open, wear, click, read, view, decide. Make a list of your favorites and go to the Hair Fair, and take your time! It’s open through July 26. Spend to your heart’s delight as every hair purchase kicks a donation to Wigs for Kids.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

There are some kick ass styles available for sale, enough to fill your wardrobe for a good long time if you like to change it up. Bubbles Clawtooth brought her A game to the fair with these five styles, made of three base styles with variations. Like bangs on your updo? Get the Flutter. Prefer without? Get Fast Lane. Both come with an separate texture change hud for the scarf. She blew wind of different velocities through Strong Winds and Gentle Breeze. And Miss Needles is just a darling look, also with the separate texture change hud for the bow and scarf separately.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

My skin is Inka Mexicola’s newest, a delicate beautiful look so perfect for Bubbles’ styles. Inka is featuring this skin at Season’s Story. TheAnnex is featuring this custom-mesh dress at Season’s Story as well, which she has colored in water-washed hues. Maxi Gossamer is selling this gorgeous necklace at Collabor88.

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • Clawtooth: Strong Winds – Essentials
  • Clawtooth: Gentle Breeze (Essentials)
  • Clawtooth: Flutter (Essentials)
  • Clawtooth: Fast Lane (Essentials)
  • Clawtooth: Miss Needles (Essentials)

Skin: Essences [Aribeth] medium01 *ginger* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Season’s Story *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Olive by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: The Annex – Watermark Gown – Murky byTheAnnex for The Annex, available at Season’s Story *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Serena Seashells and Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available atCollabor88 *

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

Clawtooth at Hair Fair 2015