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

Hesitation Blues

Hesitation Blues

Now there’s rocks down in the ocean and there’s fish in the sea,
I know you mean the whole world to me.
How long, dear, must I have to wait?
Can I get you now, dear, mm, must I hesitate?

I got them Hesitation Stockings, I got them Hesitation Shoes,
Lord knows I got them Hesitation Blues.
Tell me, how long do I have to wait?
Why, can I get you now, dear, mm, must I hesitate?

~ “Hesitation Blues” by Larry Golding, featuring Madeleine Peyroux

Hesitation Blues

A blues song hardly seems to go with this outfit unless you consider how sultry it is when Madeleine Peyroux sings it. Her languid, melodic voice is perfect for this time of summer as is this gorgeous outfit from Sienia Trevellion when I was previewing District 5. (Yeah, I actually go SHOP and you can too because it opened today.) She is offering the top and skirt separately, rather than as an outfit, so you could have the option to purchase one or the other. I would recommend the skirt first. The top fits a little hinky but has a great texture, so how can one resist? (Note: Sienia IM’d later that she had worked on the rigging and reissued the top. I have tried it on and it’s much better!) I matched Maxi Gossamer’s new necklace for Collabor88 with the look and great bangles from Zaara Kohime, who still has some of THE BEST textures. Zozicon has made up special nails for District 5 with shooting stars!

Hesitation Blues

My lovely long locks are one of Shylah Honey’s contributions to District 5. The hair comes with a great texture-change HUD so I went all the way with this ginger ombre to pick up the oranges in the outfit and accentuate the blues and greens.  My absolutely gorgeous makeup is one of Shyla Diggs’ pieces at Collabor88, one of her typically sensuous color combos. I added one of the matte lips to bring a touch more color to the lips but with such bold eyes, a little goes a long way.

Hesitation Blues

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Mabel Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at District 5 *

Skin: -Belleza- Grace C88 Tan 3 R with -Belleza- Grace C88 Tan Matte 1 by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: Lark – Jade Blouse 2 by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at District 5

Skirt: Lark – Jade Maxi 1 by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at District 5

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Cyrene by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Bangles: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

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

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Painted Sky *Scene* (slink) by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at District 5 *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys