First Taste

First Taste

Give me the first taste
Let it begin
Heaven cannot wait forever
Darling, just start the chase
I’ll let you win
But you must
Make the endeavour

~ “The First Taste” by Fiona Apple

Cayenne

This sexy song from Fiona Apple suits this sexy look I put together with various elements, all adding up to a spicy hot mix. Start with the sexy top from Shai Delacroix that includes materials so you have a sexy shiny slinky look. I paired it with the awesome sarouel pants from Kit Pizzicato. I don’t normally like harem pants—they really could be so bad and often are, especially in SL, but these are expertly textured and come with a nice HUD that allows several choices with the belt colors and buckle (including having no belt at all). I was very impressed. I ran to Leslie Warwick’s and get these great sandals, which are made to be worn with Slink or Belleza feet.

Cayenne

I used Sawsan Secretspy’s applier for the Belleza Venus body. I love being able to put it on as her skins are uniquely tinted. My biggest disappointment is that her appliers do not cover the hands and feet. I understand the Venus body feet and hands are not “standard” but many skin makers have managed to get the hands and feet. It’s not having to mess around with the separate hands and feet that is the reason I like wearing the Belleza Venus. Having to wear it and then don separate feet and hands defeats that purpose. I realize it’s a time expenditure to redo the hands and feet and if not enough people purchase the applier, it’s not worth doing it. However, I hope Sawsan sees to fixing this because her skins are amazing.

Sexy hair flowing all over is Mina Nakamura’s newest for Fameshed. It topped this look perfectly, especially when I put on jewelry from Zaara Kohime. And let me tell you about Santana Lumiere’s nail polishes and makeup. Santana is Old School SL—she was making stuff before you knew what bling was—and she has snuck back on to the grid with an amazing set of nails and makeups. I bought up her store at her recent sale and omg, she has BELLEZA nail appliers too. The textures of her nails are incredible and everything is priced ridiculously inexpensively. I highly recommend you hit her store if you like the details of nail polish and lipsticks and shadows.

Cayenne

Hair: MINA Hair – Elisa (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Monica Golden 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Belleza Venus Body appliers by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Top: *Shai* Women’s Jumpsuit Top by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Pants: *chronokit* Long Sarouel Pants khaki by kit Pizzicato for *chronokit* , available at Creation JP

Necklace: Zaara : Banjara silver hasli necklace by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Bangles: Zaara : Banjara kada bracelets *regular* and Zaara : Banjara kada bracelets *stacked* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual and Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [L.Warwick] Validation -Platform Wedges- Orange (SLINK) by Lindsey Warwick for Livalle

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Cayenne

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

Together—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 17

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ~ Garrison Keillor

Together

Today’s KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is a double-whammy of star power. Both Shai Delacroix and Barnesworth Anubis are giving gifts, so make sure you get to the calendar today. Shai has contributed this darling mesh Santa hat, perfect for good girls and boys (and bad ones too). I matched it up with this darling coat from Ivy Burner that she is featuring at Frost, a beautiful piece of mesh work, intricately done  with a hood and fur-trimmed cuffs, collar and hem. Ivy has really upped her mesh game and she caters to every applier possible. She is a hard-working lady. I paired it with tights from Lisanna Lauria and great boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, both also available from Frost.

Barnesworth has made these beautiful sets of mesh frames, 1 land impact with both dark and light frames, which can be modified in size, to change the matte colors, whatever you choose. He has improved the LOD over frames he has made in the past so they render beautifully. I use these frames extensively in my house because, well, I am a shutterbug (duh) and love having a visual reminder of the wonderful times I have had with my friends. The frames are kind of an iconic piece for SL—we are social and we are visual in this world and this piece serves as the perfect container for that.

Together

Shyla Diggs is offering a gorgeous set of skins at The Liaison Collaborative this month and with separate lip tattoos, you get a seemingly endless variety of looks from one small pack of skins. And what a gorgeous set of looks. Ms. Bubbles Clawtooth’s hair fits perfectly under Shai Delacroix’s holiday hat and makes my look pretty and festive.

Together

 

Hair: Clawtooth: Color Me Pretty – Coco by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth *

Skin: -Belleza- Mae TLC Med 6 Dk with -Belleza- Mae TLC Med Gloss 3 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Coat: ~Sassy!~ Let It Snow by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at FROST *

Hat: *Shai* Christmas Santa Hat by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Tights: MoDANNA [Myriade Collection] Wool Tights Green by Lisanna Lauria for MoDANNA, available at FROST *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Boots: Essenz – Brooklyn (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at FROST *

Frames: [ba] gallery wall frames – light and [ba] gallery wall frames – dark GIFT by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

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

Together

Philosophia

Philosophia

When we’re young we set our hearts upon some beautiful idea
Maybe something from a holy book or French philosophia
Upon the thoughts of better men than us we swear by and decree a
Perfect way to end the war of ways the only way to be a…
Work of art, oh to be a work of art

But in time a thought comes tugging on the sleeve edge of our minds
Perhaps no perfect way exists at all, just many different kinds
Oh but if it’s just a thing of taste then everything unwinds
For without an absolute how can the absolute define…
A work of art, oh to be a work of art

~ “Philosophia” by Guggenheim Grotto

Philosophia

I love this gentle song about growing up and learning that life is not black and white. Sometimes SL could use a little of that. And black and white is my look today, starting with two separates that Shai Delacroix has come out with that include her characteristically ingenious HUD that includes a mesh piece that shows you just how the clothing will look with its texture. The sweater and skirt do not have to go together—in fact I suggest you find other separates to wear with them to mix and match because they are both basics, especially the sweater, which comes in many lovely colors. The skirt includes some brilliant artistic looks but I went for this black and white to match the silver shoes Pill Kanto has made for The Secret Affair. (Those heels ARE rezzed. He has cleverly made a platter-shaped heel.)

Philosophia

Mina Nakamura is offering a special black and white set for Kustom 9 as well as others. I decided to tiny this long casual style with black ends to give contrast against Shai’s sweater. My skin is Inka Mexicola’s generous bare look at the Cirque du Seraphim, which ironically donates money for the ASPCA.  My delicious intense eyes are Nicole Button’s newest for Egozy.

Philosophia

Hair: MINA Hair – Simone by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – CDS} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Cirque du Seraphim *

Eyes: Egozy.Eyes (DarkBrown) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Sweater: *Shai* Women’s Cropped Sweater by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

Skirt: *Shai* Women’s Peplum Skirt by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai , available at Kustom 9 *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Ma Vie. – Les Vernis – Metals by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Miamai_Ruralsun Pumps_Silver_TSA by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at The Secret Affair *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow

Wicked Girl

Wicked Girl

“I promise I’ll get rid of the bodies.” ~ Claudia

Wicked Girl

It’s Halloween night and generally I wouldn’t have done this but Colton Denimore tp’d me to a party and I felt compelled to dress up for Halloween. This amazing outfit from Shai Delacroix is available at Uber. By day it can be a sweet little girl pinafore with pretty colors but by night it can turn evil with ghostly or bloody textures because of her awesome HUD system that controls the textures on the mesh AND shows you the texture change in the HUD (so clever).

Wicked Girl

My skin from Rocketta Haven is available at the Cosmetic Fair for just a few more hours and as usual, it’s unique, artistic, delicate. I love Rocketta’s vision. My eyes are a set from the new Enchantment round for Constance Daehlie. And I am showing Truth’s hair again in this post because it works so well!

Finally, Sway Dench has this wicked chair available with or without blood, with poses sitting up or without as I show it, as if someone has escaped with his life barely in tact….

Happy Halloween!

Wicked Girl

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Demelza by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Onyx Dream 03 (dark brows) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla, available at the Cosmetic Fair Halloween Edition

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – red by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available for Enchantment *

Outfit: *Shai* Alice Blouse with *Shai* Alice Pinafore – Bloody and *Shai* Alice Ruffled Skirt by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, available at Uber *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *Shai* Mary Janes with Socks by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai, available at Uber *

Prop with knife: Sway’s [Tied up] Chair / fallen . bloody with Sway’s [Tied up] Blood puddle / small and Sway’s [Tied up] Knife . bloody by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at Uber *

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

Power

Power

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Power

Power, besides being the focus of thousands of graduate courses in humanities, is the focus of this look. Shai Delacroix has come out with this set, a merry widow with thigh high boots and a mask, for a look that is absolutely drop dead without being slutty. In fact, this is how a woman of power looks—she knows what she wants to show and what she doesn’t have to. And this look is feminine, not macho, so our powerful woman is all woman from her puffy sleeves to her lacey frills. The mesh has a great shiny materials to it, so crank it up for maximum effect.

I accessorized with pieces from the Body Modification Expo. My choker, from Pamela22 Igaly, is akin to the ethnic rings piled on but more modern with a texture-change HUD for different metal choices. My ring is a sexy mesh piece from Shina Shan that serves both sexes.

Power

Shyla Diggs is coming out with a new set of skins for The Liaison Collaborative. They have vibrant makeups for a wilder look. This red shadow/red lip is perfect for my intentions, providing this pop of color to intensify the presentation. They match perfectly, of course, with Tricky Boucher’s body, which I am wearing. My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ new ones for the Mystic Realms Faire. It comes with horns but, while I am sexy, I am not horny. Power!

Power

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Neria by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Skin: -Belleza- Brooke TLC Pale 3 Dk by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza-, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

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

Corset: *Shai* Chantel Lace Corset by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Choker: Bokeh – Abuk Necklace ‘all colors’ by Pamela22 Igaly for Bokeh, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Ring: .:E.A.Studio:. Tribal Wings Ring Silver by Shina Shan for Eclipse Art Studio, available at the Body Modification Expo *

Crop: [NN] – Crop by Nastasia Tuqiri for NaughtyNaughty

Boots: *Shai* Chantel High Boots by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Poses byTutys for Tutys

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev’ry store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

~ “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (version by Bing Crosby)

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

My studio has been taken over by the coziness of Christmas. My KittyCat, Calliekins, pops up from time to time to cuddle with me on the sofa while I am planning my holiday lists. The countdown to Christmas, my seasonal target date, is getting hectic. All these Advent Calendars are not making it any easier!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

First, we have KittyCats’ Advent Calendar, which is offering a darling gift from a KittyCats friend every day. Today’s gift was a darling antique cabinet with doors and a drawer that open and close from Bebe Begonia. I put books in but you could put anything you like in this antique cabinet.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Speaking of Advent calendars, Cory Edo is offering a great one at the Arcade, which offers 12 gifts for the 12 days of Christmas. You pump your quarters into the gacha machine and it spews out keys that can be rezzed to open the doors. DO NOT rez a key for a door you have already opened. You will render it unusable—one key opens one door once only. I rezzed the #1 key and got this darling holiday bird with frame.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

If you hadn’t noticed, I decided to begin to look a lot like Christmas myself with this short sleeved turtleneck from LacunaInc. The weather being what it is today, short sleeves would not do well for me in RL but in SL, it’s always the perfect temperature, so I could snuggle up on a Holiday-theme sofa with Calliekins and enjoy the twinkling lights on the holiday tree from Cory Edo, both offered at FaMESHed. Ceberus Noel is offering these cute cuffed boots for the winter season made from mesh.

Finally, I gave myself a holiday appearance with green eyes from Audrey Lamede and one of the Shyla Diggs/Tricky Boucher skins being offered at the Arcade. With beautifully lined eyes and a deep red mouth, this ones a keeper if you only get one. And I am wearing the rare long hair from MissAllSunday Lemon in Ash, which is also being offered at the Arcade.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart, right within your heart

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Kira Mesh Hair – Ash – RARE by by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at The Arcade *

Skin: -Belleza- Tara Arcade 14 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at The Arcade *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive II by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Top: *LACUNA* Two Tone Turtleneck M – Olive & Samba by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Jeans: *Shai* Slim Jeans Mesh by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Wedge Boots “Nancy” -charcoal- by Cerberus Noel for G Field *

Sofa: Trompe Loeil – Holiday Couch With Pillows by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Holiday tree: Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Blue Spruce – Scripted Lights by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

Advent Calendar: Trompe Loeil – Advent Calendar 2013 by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at the Arcade *

Rug: Persian Rug Blue and Cream by Nuala Shippe for Kunstkammer (no longer available)

Books: :CP: Hemmingway Book Pile by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea and Dutchie row of books by Froukje Hoorenbeek for Dutchie

Gifts: {what next} Fancy Christmas Giftboxes by Winter Thorn for {what next}

Cabinet: {CdB} Vintage French Painted Cabinet by Bebe Begonia for Casa de Bebe, available at the KittyCats 2013 Advent Calendar at KittyCats Winterland *

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QTπ

Somehow it’s O.K. for people to chuckle about not being good at math. Yet if I said, ‘I never learned to read,’ they’d say I was an illiterate dolt. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

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I’ve been off a few days, nursing a cold and taking care of RL, and.. well… indulging in math. I know that seems weird. Who likes math? Well I do! The Khan Academy has a great site for working on math skills and it’s the kind of puzzle gaming I love to do—with the added benefit of improving my mind. Look, if Danica McKellar can do it, so can I!

Simple math tells me if I put together a great top with terrific jeans, I’m going to have a fabulous look. Erratic Rain has recently released this mesh top that fits perfectly over any mesh bottoms you can come up with. That’s saying a lot because, if you haven’t noticed, mesh from different creators doesn’t always play well together. But Erratic has designed the ultimate sexy but casual blouse in several colors that does the trick. Shai Delacroix has recently released these bootylicious jeans with a color changing HUD that includes 8 shades. Who needs a separate mesh booty when you already have it going on? Moonbubble Gothly made the darling mesh sneakers I wear with this casual look.

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A pale and lovely skin, Aida Ewing’s latest skin line is a knock out. With her finely drawn brows, beautifully defined eyes and gorgeous lips, she has once again given the grid beauty. M4r1lyn Magic offers this sexy mesh hair with one of four color HUDs for your most gorgeous hair-down looks. It all adds up to wonderful!

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Doing math is like going to the gym – it’s a workout for your brain and it makes you smarter. ~ Danica McKellar

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Vlodovic Hair by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa 01 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: 2moro* Be the light eyes – blue by Reira Islay for 2moro, available at the Halloween Mini Market

Shirt: erratic / keira – shirt / pink by Erratic Rain for erratic *

Jeans: *Shai* Slim Jeans Mesh by Shai Delacroix for Casa del Shai *

Bracelets: BoHo HoBo Three Friendship Bracelets together by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo *

Socks: [Crash Republic] stripey knee socks – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *

Shoes: [ bubble ] Mesh Sneakers – Bloom by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin