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

Crave

Crave

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
~ Anne Brontë

Crave

I just updated my computer. New SSD and Windows 10. This is a revelation. It’s like getting your old car detailed and tuned up and climbing in to peel out down the highway. I am still uploading all my programs but it sure is great. Today’s outfit features Hilly Haalan’s sexy lace-hemmed dress. It comes with a texture change HUD that has a ton of luscious colors and fits my Maitreya body pretty well. I accessorized with darling slip on mules from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a gorgeous jewelry set from Zuri Rayna, which she has put out for your early Valentine’s Day shopping (hint, hint, guys). The set comes with earrings, necklace, bracelet and a gorgeous hair comb.

Crave

My beautiful applier is Rocketta Haven’s new applier for LeLutka heads. With a delicate face and a subtle touch, Rocketta has made a gorgeous and unique face for the LeLutka heads. Each applier comes with a set of shadows and lipsticks and an Omega body applier. You can purchase additional eyeliners and lipsticks separately. MissAllSunday Lemon’s lush hair for Fameshed makes my look complete. I love her new HUDs!Crave

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Mackenzie Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin applier: KOOQLA – PomPom (02) with KOOQLA – PomPom Black Eyeliner by Rocketta Haven for KOOQLA

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

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

Dress: [hh] Jolene Dress Lace MAITREYA SIZE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna~Only You Rose Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings V2 Champagne/Cuppa by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

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

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

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang Crave

How Far

How Far

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.” ~ Haruki Murakami

How Far

I took a trip down to Furillen in my traveling outfit, a set of comfortable and subtly sexy pieces from ValentinaEvangelista. The top is a fit-to-form body suit, perfectly made to the Maitreya body. She has matched it with low-slung trousers, barely held up with a belt, quite probably my boyfriend’s pants that I put on as I slipped out the door. With a great texture and wonderfully rendered folds, the pants fit a bit loosely. Thank goodness for the belt. I accessorized with a great tie from Kitt Ragu (I have wanted one like this for a long time!) I love how Kitt always sizes to men and women—it allows a lot of fashion flexibility! Darling oxfords from roscee that include a texture-change HUD so I could mess with colors to match up and a cute little travel case from Zen Zarco finishes me.

How Far

I resized Johnfrancis Laville’s porkpie hat to fit. If you ever check out his store, the man is SL’s milliner for guys, with a variety of amazing mesh hats to complete any look, and most include a resize script. My lovely locks are JourdanMcMillan’s contribution to Hairology this month, and I chose her lightest blond with roots. I spent some time deciding what brow color to choose from Deesselle Destiny’s lovely Catwa applier skin. With freckles scattered over the cheeks, a thick defined brow and a pretty nose, I accentuated my eyes with liner on the applier and slicked on a red lip from Catwa’s HUD. Finally, thanks Senna, for making me find the look!

How Far

Hair: ::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Anabel. by JourdanMcMillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: DS’ELLES-(WEAR) Applier Catwa head mesh- ROSE – NEVA by Deesselle Destiny for DS’Elles *

Makeup: *YS&YS* Glamour Makeup Applier- Catwa Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Dressing Room

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

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

Outfit: :V.e. Katherine Belted Trousers MAITREYA FIT Hazel and :V.e. Katherine Knit Bodysuit MAITREYA FIT Hazel by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hat: JfL pork pie hat hemp canvas_charcoal by Johnfrancis Laville for JfL Men’s Store *

Suitcase: <:*BoOgErS*:> Ready to Go Case Brown by Zen Zarco for <:*BoOgErS*:>

Tie: ::K:: Accent Tie Dot-Wine female by Kitt Ragu for  ::K::

Shoes: ::ROC:: Wingtip Female by roscee for ::ROC::

Poses: oOo Studio: Travelogue by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Photos taken at Furillen, created by Serene Footman

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

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. ~ Hermann Hesse

Sanctuary

I am getting to the point in winter where I need greenery and warmth. SL provides that bit of break that I need. A search brought up this gorgeous new RP sim, Telrunya, where I did a little exploring and took photos of my newest outfit, which starts with Sands Leavitt’s dress for Uber. With materials features in the mesh, the dress is fitted to several mesh bodies and includes a bodacious booty. Sands can’t help but imbue his gamer’s aesthetic and experience in the outfit so here you see leather and a sort of fighter girl’s sexy toughness. I paired it with thigh high boots KenadeeCole recently had up for sale and Mea Carnell’s lovely necklace for Cosmopolitan Room.

Sanctuary

Shylah Honey has made a sexy sensuous hair for this month’s Tres Chic, and I really love it and hope I see it on many ladies on the grid because it’s a keeper. I spent a lot of time switching around between the 40 colors on the light brown HUD I had (each one has that many) and enjoyed trying subtly different looks. Sawsan Secretspy is offering this gorgeous skin with stained berry lips at the new Bombshells event. Yes, it’s on my own shape and it feels good!

Sanctuary

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Whitley Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Tres Chic *

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

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

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

Dress: [Azuchi] Roma Dress Brown Maitreya by Sands Leavitt for[Azuchi], available at Uber *

Necklace: Meva Alis Necklace Brown by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Boots: REIGN.- Dare Knit Knee High Boots- (Maitreya-Lara)- Mocha by KenadeeCole for Reign

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

Taken at Telrunya

Sanctuary

Sharpness

Sharpness

Every day is the day that you save me
Light into darkness
Cut on the sharpness of you

~ “Sharpness” by Jamie Woon

Sharpness

This is one of my latest favoritist songs so gotta feature it as a title for the blog. It’s a sexy smooth song that goes well with this sexy smooth look that shows off the dress Flutter Memel is featuring at N21, a slinky sexy latex piece that comes in several colors and is fit to the Slink bodies or standard sizing. (Medium fit my Maitreya just fine.) With materials, it has an otherworldly sheen that goes above and beyond your normal latex. I accessorized with bracelets from Druunah Esherham, thanks to Pixy who sent them to me after I jammed quite a bit of linden into the gacha trying to get these. Shoes from Diamanda Allen, featured at Cosmopolitan, add the final bit of glitz to my look with a texture change for the ankle strap and the studs.

Sharpness

Monicuzza Babenco has made another one of her delicious appliers for the LeLutka heads for the Shiny Shabby event, and I opted to use the Karin head this time, mixing and matching eye shadows and lipsticks until I came upon a look I liked. I love Monicuzza’s appliers—they give you a lot of bang for your linden and her textures are beautifully done for mesh heads. One of VivienMarli’s lovely sleek hairs for Shiny Shabby completes my look. It comes with a great texture change HUD.

Sharpness

Hair: [Entwined] January by VivienMarli for [Entwined], available at Shiny Shabby *

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

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

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #8 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: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Valerie Dress – Fatpack Latex by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at N21 *

Bracelets: .a. Arius {Crimson} by Druunah Esharham for .aisling

Shoes: G&D Shoes Ronda v1 Red by Diamanda Allen for G&D Shoes, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Sharpness

Small Town Girl

Small Town Girl

“No matter what you do, someone always knew you would.” ~ Ami McKay

Small Town Girl

I went over to the small town of Crestwick and thought about my small town girl. She had a shopping spree at Shiny Shabby since it’s opened and got this darling top and skirt combo from Asia Rae that has some great details with textures that evoke movement in the skirt and a lovely soft drape in the top. The mesh is nicely and proportionately constructed so the top is feminine but not outrageous. (In other words, the breasts are proportionate.) I paired it with Meva Carnell’s awesome necklace from Shiny Shabby and shoes from xxsaltandpepperxx from Tres Chic that have the same chain motif as the necklace. (Funny how that works.)

Small Town Girl

And how refreshing to wear a skin on my own shape again. It’s like washing your face after wearing makeup all day. Umazuma Metaluna has created this darling skin for Shiny Shabby, with and without freckles. I opted for freckles for the small town girl look. A darling wavy hair from Kuranosuke Kamachi for Shiny Shabby finishes my look. I am quite pleased with my demeanor in this look, fully a small town girl.

Small Town Girl

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Vida” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Kenza – Bare Face (champagne) BBF CL2 by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

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

Dress: [AR] Outfit-Jasmine- Red by Asia Rae for Asia Rae, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: Meva Vintage Necklace Gold by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: S&P pumps Fofina maitreya by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at Tres Chic *

Poses by Olivia LaLonde for Poppycock

Taken at Crestwick Island

Small Town Girl

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