Lula

Lula

“He knew more about the death of Lula Landry than he had ever meant or wanted to know; the same would be true of virtually any sentient being in Britain. Bombarded with the story, you grew interested against your will, and before you knew it, you were so well informed, so opinionated about the facts of the case, you would have been unfit to sit on a jury.” ~ Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

Lula

I have been sitting on that quote a long time to use it for a look and it seems perfect because this look reminds me of Lula Landry, the tragically murdered model from Robert Galbraith’s/J.K. Rowling’s first book about the private investigator, Cormoran Strike. I read the book enthusiastically before I knew Harry Potter’s creator had written it—it really is well-written and incredibly enjoyable with full-fleshed characters and a great plot. Cormoran Strike is a complex and incredibly interesting man. Clearly Harry Potter isn’t the only one she has in her. Now she has a new one coming out in June and I can’t wait!

My Lula is fashionable, of course, but also gentle in the way Lula in the book was. She was not sharp, not a Naomi Campbell. She is a woman of mixed-race, adopted by a wealthy family, clearly loved by them. And loved greatly by the public as well, being beautiful and gentle as she is. So it’s a shock when she has been murdered. This gorgeous maxi-dress from Kim Lysette is a fashionista’s dream with its great silhouette and texture-change HUD (6 variations of this texture) and ridiculously inexpensive at 55L at Fi*Friday. I embellished with a gorgeous new necklace from AvaGardner Kungler, who contributes the best jewels to the grid. As always, her use of color and shape is what amazes.

Lula

My absolutely drop-dead gorgeous skin, the impetus for bringing Lula back, is from Shantia Soulstar. This was one of my favorite skins at Skin Fair this year, breathtaking in its beauty, proportions, and coloring. Her included makeups are subtle enough that the beauty of the skin and the avatar shine through. And with these gorgeous eyes from Umazuma Metaluna and this gorgeous long hair with trimmed bangs framing my face from Truth Hawks, my Lula is every bit the gorgeous, graceful model I imagined.

Lula

“He had never been able to understand the assumption of intimacy fans felt with those they had never met.” ~ Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling

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

Skin: Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Eyeshadow 07 and Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Lips 08 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 1) *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Maple eye – Indian Summer by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery

Dress: [LG]KC Sp14 Lego House Maxi Dress by Kim Lysette for LivGlam/K Collection, available at Fi*Friday *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Arara necklace – copper by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Autumn Nights Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Djinn Immortal copper by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

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

Rock N Roll High School

Rock'n'Roll High School

Well I don’t care about history
Rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school
‘Cause that’s not where I wanna be
Rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school
I just wanna have some kicks
I just wanna get some chicks
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock’n’roll high school

~ “Rock’n’Roll High School” by the Ramones

Rock'n'Roll High School

A couple times a week I go over to the high school for water aerobics and when I am done, I walk through the halls and I am so amazed and excited to see the variety of looks and styles the kids have. And no one walks around with duck lips. None of the kids dress like this but I do remember “Rock’n’Roll High School” and how revolutionary it was at the time, so I made this look in tribute. Start with my guitar from Christel Morane and my lunchbox from xOLanaxO Serenity at the Luck of Irish Gacha Fair (had to sneak that lunchbox in again). Then add more glasses from Boyd Krastins for a more academic look and one of Sasy Scarborough’s new nail appliers from My Attic.

Ivy Burner has a few of these exclusive corsets left at her store—this is a limited edition and I am not sure why they weren’t gone immediately because it’s a gorgeous piece of mesh and texturing work. I topped Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus’ new sexy zipper pants that come with their amazing texture-change HUD (with a variety of amazing textures—these pants will be seen again and again). And oh my, look at that tush. Paul does the best ass in SL, bar none. And Circe Ishtari has put out these amazingly sexy next boots!

Rock'n'Roll High School

The whole impetus for the look was, of course, Kavar Cleanslate’s hair band hair, which he is featuring at My Attic. I think Kavar and I went to rock’n’roll high school together because the sight of this hair made me laugh and then drift back into reminiscing (during which I sang that “Reminiscing” song from the Little River Band from my childhood and then I went to find my old black Phil Collins concert t-shirt and it turned into something schmaltzy I can’t share here and then realized with horror that this is all considered “retro” now). I donned Ava Grau’s gorgeous new skin from Skin Fair, which I will be showing again, of course, because I layered on Madrid Solo’s deep cherry lips and one of the free eyeliners Nena Janus offers at Skin Fair. Thank you, Kavar, for making my week!

Rock'n'Roll High School

“Things sure have changed since we got kicked out of high school.” ~ Johnny Ramone

Hair: Exile::1985 Wild Fusion by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at My Attic *

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Black Brows by Ava Grau for Glance Skins, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2)

Makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress Red LIp Color by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) * and *League* Classic Wing EyeLiner 3 Tattoo by Nena Janus for League, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2)

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Molasses, w2) by Arkesh Baral for Mayfly

Corset: ~Sassy!~ Stamina Carbon Fiber corset – black by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Pants: L&B Pants “Zipp” (SM) (Tucked) – BW Leather Set by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Glasses: BNe simple glasses black/red by Boyd Krastins for Random Gear (unreleased) *

Guitar: D-Style – Guitar Gacha Punk RARE by Christel Morane for Delirium Style, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Lunchbox: {XO} Graffiti Dreams Lunchbox – RARE by xOLanaxO Serenity for XO Visions, available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Bag Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 205 by Sasy Scarborough forFlair, available at My Attic *

Boots: Tokyo.Girl . Lyke Boot . Black by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Poses by Willa Whybrow for don’t freak out!

Bored

Bored

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns,
we ourselves flash and yearn,
and moreover my mother told me as a boy
(repeatingly) “Ever to confess you’re bored
means you have no

Inner Resources.” I conclude now I have no
inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
Peoples bore me,
literature bores me, especially great literature,
Henry bores me, with his plights & gripes
as bad as Achilles,

who loves people and valiant art, which bores me.
And the tranquil hills, & gin, look like a drag
and somehow a dog
has taken itself & its tail considerably away
into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
behind: me, wag.

~ “Dream Song 14” by John Berryman

Bored

Let me say right off, I am NOT bored. Not with SL or what I am showing. I am merely amused today with John Merryman and had to share this poem, which always appealed to me. Whenever someone pipes up in Skin Addiction that they are bored, I always say something like Merryman’s mother. Then I suggest they go out and about in SL or else log off and find a good book to read. There is so much to explore in this world!

I like running around the grid in something kind of non-themed and cute so entrance into any adventure is guaranteed. This gorgeous new dress from AvaGardner Kungler is a great pick because it combines pattern with solid, an all-in-one that can get you from needing a skirt to prancing around a garden. I love the Mary Janes Sissy Pessoa is selling at FaMESHed with texture-change socks. Her mesh is well-proportioned and as with everything Sissy does, beautifully textured. I am sure these shoes are going to show up again on my feet. When I go out and about, I make sure I carry my inventory in a big bag (because it’s big) and this almost-free bag from Temperance Snoodle does the trick.

Bored

Circe Ishtari of Tokyo Girl had backed off making skins for a time. She hand-draws them, which is time-consuming for her and with RL things going on, she wasn’t finding the time. She followed her muse with several hair releases and mesh fashions. But she is back, gloriously, at Skin Fair 2014 with three new skins, one of which is the one I am showing. Available in five tones with appliers for boobs and butt (but not hands or feet, regrettably), all three of the skins include a makeup and natural version. I topped my look with M4ri1yn Magic’s darling top knot from the Attic, available with his awesome textures via HUD, which one can click around to test looks to avoid boredom. Love the wisps! (There’s my next suggestion when someone says they are bored—”Go click something!”)

Bored

“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.” ~ Louis CK

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Gloster Hair – Fatpack by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at The Attic *

Skin: Tokyo.Girl Skin Inari . Sunkissed . Makeup by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Inka~ Lost Eye by Funeral Plutonian for S0ng, available at Kustom9

Dress: (Kunglers) Lilian Blouse and Skirt – Art by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Handbag: *SB* Sola brown tote by Temperance Snoodle for Sheik Bags

Shoes: Baiastice_Anna Pump-choco by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at FaMESHed *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov by oOo Studio

Emerald Dreams

Emerald Dreams

“Give me songs
to sing
and emerald dreams…
and I’ll give you love
unfolding.”
― Jim Morrison

Emerald Dreams

Green is the color of spring and therefore the color of love as far as I am concerned. Green is the color of life and I can’t wait to see it pop up. That’s’ why I chose to wear Poulet Koenkamp’s newest gown in this lichen green. She combines a sexy mesh template dress with her distinctive textures and flexi prims to give this gorgeous romantic spring dress embroidered with gold on the seams. Add a pair of opera gloves with a dramatic top (and Slink-enabled tattoo if you want to wear them with mesh hands), and I am greeting spring with love!

Emerald Dreams

My skin is Bonnie Forder’s exclusive for Skin Fair 2014. I loved the elegantly drawn brows and this cupid’s bow mouth, very distinctive to this skin. The makeup is gorgeous—a green liner around my beautiful eyes from Cruelle Pennell. The skin comes in 6 tones with 15 lipsticks, and appliers for all you need are available as well as cleavage and hair down there. Skin Fair is STILL ON (through March 30) and if you are like me, you will return again and again to ponder the gorgeous new offerings from the best skin designers on the grid. Kavar Cleanslate came out with this lovely banged cut not long ago and I had to wear it in this gorgeous auburn to match the green of my look.

Emerald Dreams

Hair: Exile::Erase and Rewind by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: FAKE :: Be Skin  :: Caramel – Makeup op.1 with FAKE :: Be Lips –Opaque by Bonnie Forder for FAKE, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 2) *

Eyes: adoness: havila eyes: asparagus by Cruella Pennell for Adoness

Dress: :: PM :: Dietrich Gown in Lichen Green by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Ring – Royal Khadijah Estate – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Poses by Voshie Paine for La Petite Morte *

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen.” ~ Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

A menagerie of poufs have landed in my studio, mismatched but still darling. Sway Dench has packed her gacha at the Arcade with these darling little creations, which can be mixed and matched, each containing four poses specific to the piece, all cleverly included so you can have one pouf and it works! I dressed to match the poufs in Circe Ishtari’s newest dress, a sexy mini with bows and pretty satin flowered textures. Cyclic Gearz’ just-released high heels for the Slink high feet are bowed as well but also ridiculously sexy. One more bow at my neck from Aranel Ah and it’s all tied up.

Where the Wild Things Are

Elizaokkbye’s skin from Skin Fair 2014 is a quandary. It’s got an innocence to it that could make it almost suitable for child avatars except the lips, which are lush and, frankly, purely sexy. Her skins come in 8 tones with a cosmetics pack that includes many moles and freckles, a lipstick pack with color-modifiable tattoo lipsticks, a “rough night/eyebags pack,” and all the appliers. I overlaid one of her lipsticks with a pink base and upped the pinkiness (as the makeup can be modified with SL color) and amped up the innocence and sexiness of my look, especially when I wore MissAllSunday Lemon’s curly pigtails from the Whore Couture event.

Where the Wild Things Are

“There must be more to life than having everything.” ~ Maurice Sendak

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Marin Mesh Hair – Jellyfish by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Whore Couture Fair 3 *

Skin: [okkbye] Marina – Afterglow: C1: Brown Brow with [okkbye] Marina Lippies – Candy – [TINTABLE MEDIUM] by Elisaokkbye for [okkbye], available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 3) *

Eyes: .ID. Bright Eyes / Reg / Earth by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: Tokyo.Girl . Chi Dress Orchid/Black by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl

Ribbon: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker carnation by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink -Blooming Spring Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at the SAVIAD Spring Fair *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LVLE] Cat Bow Sandal – Baby Pink by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE *

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

The Menagerie: Sway’s Pouf [Animals] by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Arcade *

Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bear – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bear – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bunny – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bunny – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Cow – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Cow – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Fox – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Fox – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Frog – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Frog – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Horse – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Horse – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Owl – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Owl – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Pig – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Pig – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Poodle – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Poodle – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Unicorn – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Unicorn – top

Where the Wild Things Are

Wrong Side of the Bed

Wrong Side of Bed

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you sad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…
And…

…always look on the bright side
of life…
(Whistle)

~ “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Monty Python

Wrong Side of Bed

Woke up this morning after holding off a cold all night, nearly fell out of bed, tripped over the basket of laundry that needs to be put away, knocked my knee on the nightstand—all on the way to grab a phone call from a robot who wanted to tell me how to improve my credit. Awakened this way, I felt it could only get worse and, of course, I found myself with the bottom of the cereal box in my bowl—all crumbs.

The phone rang again, this time asking for a donation. I spilled the box of almond milk reaching to get it. Someone left just one paper towel around the cardboard center—I had to run to the basement to get more. And on it goes… the quotidian problems of the life—all before even logging into SL, which has its share of “spilled milk.”

Now I could turn this into a diatribe or some rant but really, why bother? Look at it this way: I have almond milk to spill, pre-crushed cereal (no chewing needed), a bed to fall back into later, and a functioning computer. It’s not been a great start so why be a glamour puss today? Why not put on something comfy and get life taken care of?

First I start with a tank and shirt from Aikeo Rieko, who is grossly generous with anything she sells. Each shirt pack includes the tank with its specific look, which can be worn alone, but also three versions of the shirt for your styling pleasure and the needed alphas. My darling pants are from Spooky Mistwallow, who sells them in a variety of neutrals for great mix and match. The butt looks good! Sandals to go with Slink flat feet are a find from Rebeca Dembo.

Wrong Side of Bed

What really cheered me up is Aikea Reiko’s skin for Skin Fair 2014. She has been refining her skins as of late and her recent offering is lovely with a neutral face for layering on many different kinds of makeups and an even, pretty skin tone. The skins come in 7 tones with all the required appliers for fun in SL. She offers such a clean palette for her many makeups, which clearly are her joy to make and which match the delightful designs of her clothing. She is offering makeups and Slink nail appliers at Skin Fair as well.

My hair is one of Truth Hawks’ newest, a bob with a blunt cut at the bangs (love how he shows this in the wisps of hair pushed to the side). I chose to color with a blonde that included more orange tips. I love how I can select different hair color options off his HUDs.

Wrong Side of Bed

Life’s a piece of shit, when you look at it
Life’s a laugh and death’s a joke, it’s true
You’ll see its all a show, keep ’em laughin’ as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And…
Always look on the bright side
of life…
(Whistle)

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

Skin: :[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Tyvalo by Aikea Rieko for [Plastik], available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 3) *

Eyes: !Musa! Agate Eyes Wheat by Filomena Quinnell for Musa, available at We Love Roleplay

Top with shirt: :[P]:- Evanora Shirt:// Decay with :[P]:- Evanora Tank:// Proper by Aikea Rieko for [Plastik] *

Pants: :KR: Sharona Trousers – Brown by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant  Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Metals Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Sandals: _CD_Sweet Flats Brown by Rebeca Dembo for CandyDoll, available at Kustom9

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

Cheer up, ya ol’ buggah.

Plastik at the Skin Fair 2014

Splash

Splash

“…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.”~ Ellen Meloy

Splash

The theme of Genre this month is “Mer-folk,” so clearly a shot over Linden water is in order. I wore Chandra Meehan’s gorgeous mermaid tail as part of my look. With a mesh center piece and gorgeous tails that combine mesh and flexi and translucency, this mermaid tail is spectacular. The tail comes in several colors—not just this lovely electric blue. My trident is also on sale at Genre in three colors to accessorize a mermaid or merman thanks to Tala Laval. Horns on my head from Draconius Timeless make my mermaid a watery creature rather than just a lovely woman. They come with a great scaly headbase and would suit both men and women.

Splash

The life of a mermaid is no doubt stressful, and Spooky Mistwallow knows every girl deserves a Calgon moment, so she made this darling tentacled bath for Genre. With effervescent bubbles that emerge from the tub and an animated foam, the tub is a place where a mermaid can relax and bathe or, feel frisky, bring her merman in for some intimate moments as the bath includes both single and couple poses. It even comes with a darling tentacle towel holder.

Splash

My glorious skin is Tuli Asturias’ new release for Skin Fair 2014. As usual, she givse us her shapely nose, beautiful lips and brows, and soft blush. Tuli’s face is exquisite, though I am biased—I was always a Tuli girl. Her skin comes in three tones with appliers sold separately. I have dressed the skin up with a makeup from Constance Daehlie that includes little fins to beautify the look and deep murky eyes from Cruella Pennell make my mermaid watery. My necklace, which could be seen as an octopus or alternately as Chthulu, I suppose, holds a brilliant egg. Tiffy Vella is really mastering mesh! All are available at Genre. Finally, I chose a recent hair from Queue Marlowe with her brilliant ombre coloring to top my mermaid off.

Splash

“If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Hair: AD – bree – splash by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [:T:] Sunny / skin fair 2014 / tone 2 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, available at Skin Fair 2014, Sim 2

Makeup: .:SF:. “Sirene” Eye Makeup – Azure/Blue by Synjari Myriam for Senzafine,, available at Genre *

Eyes: a: mermaid havila eyes: aqua by Cruelle Pennell for Adoness, available at Genre *

Mermaid outfit: !dM Undine **ELECTRIC BLUE** by Chandra Meehan for deviousMind, available at Genre *

Horns: ~*S.E.*~ Dawn Child of Proteus (Blue) by Draconias Timeless for ~*Souzou Eien*~, available at Genre *

Necklace: Eclectica Octopus Neckpiece-Turquoise by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Earrings: Reef Earring – Blue by Augurer for Luminary, available at Genre *

Trident: [LJ] Oceanic Trident – Arista by Tala Laval for Losthaven, available at Genre *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Flat Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: #adored – mermaid hand manicure by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Genre *

Poses by Nita Bracken for Serenade

Bath: =Mirage= Mermaid Bathtub by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage= Arabian Treasure Company, available at Genre *

Splash