Everything’s Coming Up Roses

You’ll be swell! You’ll be great!
Gonna have the whole world on the plate!
Starting here, starting now,
honey, everything’s coming up roses!
~
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” as sung by Ethel Merman

Everything's Coming Up Roses

I know an Ethel Merman song is a bit bold for this lovely look but the point is flowers are starting to come up for the spring—in this case in one of Aradhana Voight’s new spring dresses. It’s great to hear Aradhana is back in SL and selling designs and this lovely dress is surely welcome this spring. My blush-colored flats with their big bow are perfect for this dress—more of Fallingwater Cellardoor’s amazing work.

Everything's Coming Up Roses

My skin is a subtle and pretty offering from Ziekling Bunnyhug. It’s pretty and minimalist, which probably means it takes tattoo make up layers well,but I am showing it here au naturel. My hair is a lovely new spring ‘do with color change blossoms from Truth Hawks.

Final note… I rarely mention non-fashion things, but I am a HUGE Dahlia Lithwick fan. Dahlia is a senior editor at Slate and an amazing writer about the courts in the US. She will be appearing in SL at Virtually Speaking for her second time to discuss recent Supreme Court decisions, including one about broccoli. If this interests you in the least bit, come to Virtually Speaking tonight (May 15) at 6 pm slt (9 pm EST) or listen live on BlogTalkRadio. You can ask questions and speak to her. (I even got to say hello to her in voice.)

Everything's Coming Up Roses

And nothing’s gonna stop us ’til we’re through!
Honey, everything’s coming up roses and daffodils!

Hair: >TRUTH< Eden – night by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Esk-Imo Female Skin #9 – Fair A by Ziekling Bunnyhug for Esk-Imo, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

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

Dress: :Mashooka: Naina dress {rose} by Aradhana Voight for Mashooka *

Earrings: aluinn- Bound pearls- Rose earring by Bratty Slade for aluinn

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Charlottes – blush (left) by Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things) *

Interested in Virtually Speaking? Send Widget Whiteberry a note or IM in SL and get on her list. She works incredibly hard on this program and they have amazing guests—James Fallows, Juan Cole, etc. It’s really quite extraordinary, and it’s in SL!

Stone Rollin’

Fat lady shakin’, backbone breakin’ (come on)
(This girl of mine)
Everything she’s got is movin and hot (come on)
(This girl of mine)…

You don’t call her fat but that girl is stacked
(she’s got my mind)
Everything is wide–she walk with much pride
(she’s got my mind)

There was no way to prepare
Nothing I could see
All I saw was a woman
Walking up to me

~ Stone Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq

Stone Rollin

There’s a song I have been hearing on KCRW for a few months that finally got released so I can link to it. I have wanted to blog this song for a long time because this is the woman I know a lot of us are, and I know a lot of men love.

I have dressed myself up in a dangerously short dress (to show those great legs) from Monica Outlander. A fuller woman can pull this look off quite well—she has the assets to make a dress like this look hot. Kalnin’s shows, with their versatile HUD, which includes colorways for skin, nails, and the shoes themselves and a full menu for resizing makes this look easy to finish.

Stone Rollin

My shape is from Xme Xue, who produces beautiful sexy full-figured avatars for women who want to be more than stick thin. What’s brilliant is that Hart Larsson’s newest skin, Gaia, fits perfectly over this sexy shape. I wore his skin in V2.6 so I could pile on the layers—hairbase, eyes, and lips—to make this sexy and sultry look. Wild curly hair from DBS Heart completes me.

Stone Rollin

I say, Booty Woman, you turn me loose.
I need to go home, I can’t stand your moves.
You see your high heels are killin’ me
It’s like your bad ass thighs are shakin’ me. (oh yeah)

Hair: ::DBS::Strength-Ebony by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE DEB C2 with [PXL] GAIA SK Hair (Tattoo), [PXL] GAIA SK Lilla Eyes (Tattoo) and [PXL] GAIA SK Cyclamen Lips (Tattoo)by Hart Larsson for [PXL], available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

Shape: ZANA – Lush AAS – 2011 by Xme Xue for Ample Avi, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

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

Dress: Miamai_WildThing Minidress_ Extrablue by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Ribbon: =DeLa*= Ribbon “Keira” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for *=DeLa*=

Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Prima from Kalnins

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Photo’d in Second Life V2.6.3 (227447)

Possibly Maybe

Your flirt finds me out
Teases the crack in me
Smittens me with hope

Possibly maybe possibly maybe
possibly maybe

~ “Possibly Maybe” by Bjork

Possibly Maybe

I am a sucker for Bjork—I admit it. This song reminds me of the first moments you meet someone you really like. It doesn’t even have to be romantic love; it could be the promise of a wonderful lifelong friendship. Maybe this new person will change your life.

Well if someone new meets me, I want to look good, and this beautiful dress from maizon Rayna is certainly the ticket. Maizon is a RL fashion designer from Italy—she knows what goes into making a piece and knows the elements of style from very personal experience. It’s abundantly clear in her use of laces and prints—something a lot of designers can’t or won’t do. Once you get to print, you have to worry about propotions, seams, etc, and maizon executes perfectly. From the lace bolero with cap sleeves to the ruffled bow at the waist, maizon hits on every detail with perfect pitch.

Possibly Maybe

The Skin and Shape Expo is on now (yes another one, but these skin and shape makers want to show you stuff!). This skin is a new offering from Inka Mexicola at the Expo. It has an intense boldness that works well with this dress. Inka realizes a bold eye needs a subtler lipstick, and this pink is ideal. The features are fine but not generic and the skin tone is lovely. Ryker Beck offers this gorgeous necklace and earring set as a ridiculously generous gift at her booth at the Skin and Shape Expo.

Possibly Maybe

Electric shocks?
I love them!
With you –> dozen a day
But after a while I wonder
Where’s that love you promised me?
Where is it?

Possibly maybe probably love, possibly
Possibly maybe probably love, possibly

Hair: >TRUTH< Edie – crow by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: ~Essences ~Nadia with :: Essences :: Hairbase – Black by Inka Mexicola for :: ESSENCES ::, available at the Skin and Shape Expo 2011 *

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

Dress: BRIDGET by maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA *

Jewelry: :: Exodi :: Dael Necklace and Earrings by Ryker Beck for :: Exodi ::, a generous gift available at the Skin and Shape Expo 2011 *

Shoes: [e] Move Pumps – Near Black by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Want to know more about the Skin and Shape Expo and score some demo skins without having to fight the lag? Join the Skin Addiction group in-world and get info from the designers.