Make New Friends…

 Make New Friends

So this is what happens when some upstart blogger IMs you and gets all sweet and nice and funny. She lets you steal witty things from her profile. She dishes with you about her partner. Then, she sneaks up and asks to take your photo because of a blogger challenge. She asks you to look like yourself (whatever that is anymore, I am not sure). And then she takes your photo and you look like a billion bucks (see below).

Harper & Rainey

Rainey Manx, authoress of No Rainey Days, IM’d me and flattered me with her request to take my photo to answer Harlow Heslop’s question about what blogger inspires her. I was thrilled because Rainey’s work is incredible—she puts beauty into every piece she does (and I am incredibly envious because my PS and art skills stink). I was putty in her hands.

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Did we intend to dress to match? Nope. But that’s how similar we are in aesthetic–it all seemed to work. I can only talk about what I threw on; Rainey’s babeitude speaks for itself (and she has more at her blog). I started with a minidress and scarf from Trill Zapatero, who tempted me with several things at her store. I love the funky look of her things, their casual sexy hippy dippy coolness. All proceeds from sales at her store go to help Afghan women, so it appeals to my charitable side as well.

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My hair is my namesake from my someday partner Queue Marlowe (whenever Callie dumps me). Queue made the hair and then I sent a photo of RL Harper and we agreed—it matches. My skin, like Rainey’s, comes from Nena Janus’ beautiful mind.

Most importantly, our eyes come from a man we both hold dear to our heart—Ikon Innovia. I would like to think I am the reason they are together but I am guessing it’s more because of his devastating charm and her incredible wit and spirit. It seems Ikon lucked out. So did I in making a new friend :)

Make New Friends

… but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.

On Rainey:

Hair: Magika – Luna Roots Edition by Sabina Gully for Magika

Skin: League – Sia by Nena Janus for *League* *

Eyes: Fashism – Custom by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Sweater & Tank Top: Sn@tch – Church Sweater & Butch Tank Sheer by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Jeans: L.inc – Tyra Jeans by CK Winx for Luck Inc *

Belt: Coco – Calf Leather by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Necklace: Dark Mouse -  I’ve Lost My Way by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Bracelet: Sigma – Siren by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Pose: !Bang – Promises by Triest Minuet for Bang Poses

 

On Harper:

Hair: AD – harper brown sugar by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -Smoky- by Nena Janus for *League* *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: BoHo HoBo minidress (tealquarks) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo Hobo

Jeans: Maitreya Skinny Jeans by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Scarf: BoHo HoBo skinny scarf (blue) by Trill Zapatero for BoHo Hobo

Ring: ::je suis::Gacha::tente::sky::ring by Julia Merosi for je suis

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Blue Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fresh Start

I woke up this morning with a song in my heart and a cute dress in my inventory. With its perfect plaid and darling bow at the neck, this dress from Yurin Wirefly is ideal for a fresh start to the day. My darling little shoes from Jaxie Oceanlane were a find at some sale months ago and I finally found an outfit to show them off to their full glory. My purse is an inexpensive find from Delia Linette (I bought up the store at 5L a pop).

Fresh Start

This updo from chiaki Xue is her latest release—a little more “girly” than her usual and a welcome addition to the grid with its color change hairband and poofy ponytail. (I have a photo of my mom in a style very similar to this—just as pretty—but I might get in trouble for showing it publicly.) My skin is Tyr Rozenblum’s latest, fresh and pretty with elaborate eye makeup and bee-stung lips. The skin tone and the “sunburn” across the nose and upper cheeks is especially delish.

Fresh Start

Fresh, fresh, baby.

Hair: **Dura-Girl21**(Blonde) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Grixdale – Teagan 2 – Honey – Draft –  Br by Tyr Rozenblum for Grixdale *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: -Collect*- Check halter onepiece_Blue by Yurin Wirefly for –Collect”-

Purse: !!KKBB!! Annika Purse – Flower Girl by Delia Linette for kisskissbangbang

Bangles: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Boho bangles (blue) by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Shoes: *RRS* Desiree Bleu by Jaxie Oceanlane for Rose River Saloon

Coquette

Every man’s dream is the woman who catches his eye across the club,  the one who smiles at him and catches his drift, the one who beckons him to come her way, buy her a drink, ask her to dance. Some men know the call and will go; some will get the call and not understand; some will never hear it.

Coquette

This might be the woman you want to get the call from. Dressed in a chic short skirt and flowy top, elegantly jeweled, you’ll wonder what she’s about. To dress her up, I have a top from Irie Campese, a pretty plum top with a great sculpty midriff that moves well with the avatar. I paired it with a skirt from Saeya Nyanda. I got this skirt a while ago but it works really well with this ensemble.

Coquette

I am showing the necklace that Sofi Trenkins offers as her RFL donation piece. Her work gets more and more impressive. This piece has a lovely reddish toned gem surrounded by silver with an eclectically shaped set of links. She smartly pairs more diminutive earrings with the set. Sometimes making earrings that are as bold as the necklace is a mistake. Make one piece the centerpiece—the others should accent it.

The skin is a new one from Heather Beebe and the coloring is perfect for this ensemble. Her skins are very nicely done, a happy medium between the more glossy or glowy skins and the matte model skins out there.

Coquette

Finally, I have boots from Rosie Lavochkin, her RFL donation. These are simple boots—sexy, easy to wear, not full of scripts and bling and blessedly, heel clicks. (Well she has invisiprims with and without. Just toss the “with” away and know you are walking the grid with class.)

Coquette

A wink, a smile, a toss of the hair..

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 75 in light black by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: [ROCKBERRY] Kalista O natural/BLK brows/CLV by Heather Beebe for [ROCKBERRY] *

Top: {SMS} Antique Top Plum FLF by Irie Campese for So Many Styles

Skirt: Kyoot Army – Dead Naga Mini (Black) by Saeya Nyanda for Kyoot Army

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Natural* by BlueStarRUI Villota for Love Soul

Necklace and earrings: Illyria (red-FATPACK) RFL by Sofi Trenkins for Sigma Jewels for RFL Fashion Fest

Boots: *Deviant Designs* Bliss (Black) by Rosie Lavochkin for Deviant Designs for RFL Fashion Fest

P.S. Please note my AWESOME new header, made in pity by Bryce Randt of Eclipse Development, who was tired of seeing my lame header.

Big fat kudos to Rob1977 Moonites of FIR who helped me put up a whole new blog that I have yet to migrate to because I am too busy and am a bad bad woman.

Holiday Soirees

One of the things I really believed about the holidays when I was a teenager is that I would be invited to tons of holiday parties where I would have to dress up and “glitter.” (Seventeen really sold us something, didn’t they?) By the time I got in college and beyond, most of the parties were sweater and jeans affairs with boots and puffy quilted jackets. Our sweaters were thrift store finds, our jeans were ripped, and our boots were scuffed. Someone somewhere was dressing up—sure wasn’t me. I couldn’t afford it.

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However, I like the idea of it. I like the thought of holiday soirees, invitations overflowing in the mail, rushing to get dressed, champagne and hors d’oeuvres (I have a rich imagination). This dress from Ivey Deschanel would be ideal for such parties. With its full and flirty blue satin skirt and sequined spaghetti strap top, it fits the bill. What really pushes it from girly dress to a more elegant look, however, is the scarf and fishnet tights Ivey includes. The tights.. they are just plain old well done with the right shading and great seams.

Holiday Soirees

I dressed this beauty up with an updo from Truth Hawks. His colors and textures are amazing. (I seem to be blogging him a lot, hm? Well he always has a hair color that suits!) Drop earrings from Sofi Trenkins match this outfit—nothing too elaborate is needed with sequins. And a skin from Lorac Farella with a tonal lip. It really has to be all about the dress—no need to pile on the makeup ;)

Holiday Soirees

Jingle, jingle:

Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life Freckled/Tone 5 Warm m7 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: :::Sn@tch Tango (Clothing Layers Only)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch

Earrings: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Nepheli earrings~ by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Belles – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things