Spring Again

Spring Again

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring Again

I know every season Serene Footman changes up his sim at Prides Crossing so I went down to take a peek and I was much rewarded with springtime beauty on the sea. I wandered the grounds, nearly avoided a wild turkey, petted his dog and took a few photos of myself in this lovely dress from Giz Seorn, which she has at Shiny Shabby this month. Available in several colors, the dress combines very real mesh details (not just textures but actual cut out shapes) with a lovely springtime lightness. With a beautifully framed cut-out back, the dress is a must have. I paired it perfectly with flower-embellished sandals from HauteCoutureDesign.

Spring Again

JuneMonteiro brings spring time freshness to Skin Fair with her line of skins that also all come with TMP appliers. She includes four eyebrow options and a ton of luscious lipsticks and glittering eye shadows plus Slink appliers. These skins are truly hand-drawn with elegant features. Truth Hawks has issued a number of new hairs this past week including this side swept look with straight bangs upon which I placed one of Jacinda Jaxxon’s Coachella Bound gacha hair flowers.

Spring Again

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

Skin: .:JUMO:. Alexa Skin Cream Brown Brows with .:JUMO:. Alexa Lips Bourbon by JumoFashion for .:JUMO:., available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Dress: GizzA – Cara Dress [Plum] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hair flowers: {le fil casse} coachella bound! flowerchild hair cluster spring by Jacinda Jaxxon for le fil casse

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Pink2] *Slink* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

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

Shoes: Poute- Lolitta Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Spring Again

Stephanie Says

Stephanie Says

Stephanie says when answering the phone
What country shall I say is calling from across the world

~ “Stephanie Says” by the Velvet Underground

Stephanie Says

I heard this Velvet Underground song while I was preparing the photos for this blog entry and thought she looked like a Stephanie. So Stephanie says you need to get over to Fantasy Collective and get this lovely dress form Kiddo Oh, make of her custom mesh with her gorgeous satiny textures, imprinted with a Celtic pattern at the waistline and cut up the side in a very sexy way. Paired with a gorgeous choker from LouLou Teichmann from Shiny Shabby and Senzati0n Domenitzo’s generous donation shoes for Fashion for Life, it’s a sexy look.

Stephanie Says

It’s also a fantasy look, made mostly so with this incredible skin from Aikeo Reiko that she is selling at Skin Fair. Aikeo never does anything mainstream though her work is incredibly popular. This fantasy skin is luscious and sexy as if for one of the alien girls Captain Kirk might seduce with the veins or cracks in the skin texture. I wore Marisa Karu’s gorgeous hair for Shiny Shabby in platinum to bring another touch of otherworldliness to the look and with the texture-change scripts in the hair band and flowers, made a lovely customized look.

Stephanie Says

Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Nene” (Platinum) by Marisa Kira for D!va, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: :[P]:- Immortalia Skin-Femme:// Ambrogino by Aikea Rieko for Plastik, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – lt blue // a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Baineth Blue/S S by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Fantasy Collective *

Necklace: Bauhaus Movement – Nanny Necklace by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: [LB Chrome7] *Slink* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Milan (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Fashion for Life *

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

Stephanie Says

In the Middle of Black and White

In the Middle of Black and White

“When I learned about the gray existing between the black and white of absolute terms, I began to experience more peace. The more I expanded my gray areas (more than 50 shades), the more peace I experienced in my life.” ~ David W. Earle

In the Middle of Black and White

I assembled a black and white look today that is not really so black and white. First a cute minidress from Aikea Reiko, who always offers her mesh pieces in tons and tons of great textures, including this great pinstripe. My jewelry from Maxi Gossamer for Shiny Shabby has texture change options for each feather and the beads so you can assemble a funky look in a variety of color combos. My shoes are Glamistry’s 21Shoe exclusive for TODAY ONLY. It includes two awesome textures in gold and silver, which you can mix and match to make an awesome look. Of course, I chose all silver for the almost black-and-white look.

In the Middle of Black and White

Aleida Rhode is offering this awesome hand-drawn skin at Skin Fair. It comes with appliers for everything and options for brow color and style plus freckles or not. These are more natural freckles than many, covering the body as well as the face. I put on glossy lipstick from Constance Daehlie to up my look. Queue Marlowe’s poofy floofy corkscrew curls complete the look, and I chose one of her ombre mixes to make it really pop.

In the Middle of Black and White

Hair: AD – li – DARK BROWNS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: Elysium – Anja skin (cleav./freck/dark brow) – deep tan by by Aleida Rhode for Elysium, available at Skin Fair *

Makeup: #adored – belle sheer gloss – dusty by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Eye: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :[P]:- Briane Dress:// Pinstripe by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Dream Feather by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Shoes: Glamistry : CALYSTEGIA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry (for 21Shoe) *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

In the Middle of Black and White

Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

I wanna live
with a cinnamon girl
I could be happy
the rest of my life
With a cinnamon girl.

~ “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl

I love this Neil Young song and I love my cinnamon girl. Start with this slinky sexy dress from Beanster Potato (which can be switched to a number of colors using her color change HUD, so don’t think you’re limited to this flavor). Add pumps, also from Beanster, and some gorgeous jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler, and of course a darling handbag from Miffyhoi Rosca for this round of Shiny Shabby, and you have a hot mama, nearly burning through the rugs from Kunst Himmel’s gacha for Shiny Shabby. (More rugs! Yay!)

Cinnamon Girl

The heat of this look comes from Shantia Soulstar’s gorgeous and soulful skin for Skin Fair. It comes with Slink and Omega appliers plus a few others. I spent a frustrating half hour trying to get it to work with the Love n Lust translators on one body (it was not coloring the neck fix.. bleah) so I switched to the Belleza mesh body and Slink hands and feet, and that worked quite well except the nipples, which don’t quite line up but who cares since I am dressed. The Omega is still hit and miss but well, still a deal at the price. I used the makeups available with the skin to create this smoking look and pretty nail appliers from Giela Delpaso.

Shylah Honey is on a roll with hair lately, and she is offering this sexy and beautiful style at the Fantasy Collective this round. With a lock of hair winding back up, it’s a different and new look in a standard silhouette.  My pretty ring is from Anthony77777 Bandit, who has captured the glistening qualities of windlight to make rings that glitter without scripts or bling.

Cinnamon Girl

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Cosette Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

Skin: ZC – Gina sk5 – Br Brows – chB with ZC – Gina Eyeshadows – Date Night 02 and ZC – Gina Lips – Burgundy 03 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

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

Dress: DN Mesh: Karin Dress by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Zahima earrings – Golden jade by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Bracelets: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #059 – bracelets – Desert by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Ring: BANDIT – Eternity Rubys  ring female 1.0b by Anthony77777 Bandit for Bandit Jewelry Shop *

Handbag: =Zenith=Leather Circle Handbag B(Cream) R FARM by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

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

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: DN Mesh: Munch Pumps by Beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20)

Cinnamon Girl

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain

Spring Fever

It’s certifiably spring and I have a bounce in my step and flight in my wings. Mami Jewell just came out with this gorgeous dress, made for the MVW 2nd Runner-Up, Issy Flatley. I had to try on the cover dress in Coral because it was just so lovely, especially the way Mami combined mesh and flexi pieces to create a beautiful ruffled confection of a dress with movement and curviness.

Spring Fever

I took my shots at the Un Jour sim that Siestabril Nitely built. With little outposts of flowered islands, some set with posed props, I had some fun taking photos in this beautiful dress. I purchased a head piece from Siestabril to suit the environment and spent some time happily snapping away.

Spring Fever

Of course, the core of my luminescent look comes from Stasey Oller’s gorgeous skin for the Skin Fair. I was always used to her very bold and glossy lipsticks at many events but she has turned that glossiness to a subtle beauty in this set of skins that are sexy and innocent at once with a lovely glow. Stasey offers a ton of appliers with a beautifully detailed body. And thank goodness Mina Nakamura is offering this updo with a essentials color set because the blond matched the skin perfectly and with its romantic tendrils, added the final touch.

Spring Fever

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

Skin: Pink Acid Skin – Doretta – Bare – Butterscotch by Stasey Oller for Pink Acid, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Issy Drape/Coral by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Headpiece: un Jour_*fairy dance head acc*WT by Siestabril Nitely for Un jour

Photos taken at un Jour…There Will Come Soft Rains…

Spring Fever

Irish Spring

Irish Spring

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.  ~ Adrienne Cook

Irish Spring

My kid’s birthday is tomorrow on St. Patricks’ Day. I never thought very hard about the significance of this until he got older and I realized his birthday was always the cross from winter into spring. After his birthday, it was bound to never snow and never get below zero. I am counting on him to hold open the door to spring again.

I am looking forward to the daffodils and narcissus blooming, so I carry one from Taiko McCaw from her gacha at Luck of the Irish. I dressed accordingly in a green dress from Azure Electricteeth from Collabor88, one that is off the shoulder so I can show off my beautiful claddagh set from Abraxxa Anatine. She has put scripts in the jewelry so you can choose from a number of stones and gold or silver, of course, allowing you to avoid yet another HUD. The set includes a necklace, earrings and ring and there is a necklace available for gentlemen as well. My cute little shoes are VaVaVaVixen’s flats at Luck of the Irish.

Irish Spring

I feel fresh and beautiful in Nicole Button’s amazing new skin for Skin Fair. Her skins are all hand-drawn and so amazingly detailed and lovely with gorgeous features. This skin, in particular, has pretty bow-shaped lips that have an exquisite outline to accent their prettiness and the luster so indicative of Nicole’s work. The skins come with appliers for just about anything you can think of, including the Eve body. It looks fantastic on the Maitreya body, as you can see. Bubbles Clawtooth is in this round of Kustom 9 and she is offering two casual and pretty styles this month, ideal for dress up or every-day casual.

Irish Spring

Hair: Clawtooth: In Bloom by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Kustom 9 *

Skin: Egozy.Tahliah (Tan).SOFT with Egozy.Tahliah.Eyebrows Brown.(Add)(Tan) and Egozy.Mesh Ears Left (Tan) by Nicole Button for Egozy, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk green // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Tee*fy Kira Off-Shoulder Dress – Emerald by Azure Electricteeth for Tee*fy, available at Collabor88

Jewelry: EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Necklace – Hers with EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Earrings and EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Flower: *N*SUISEN Rez or WEAR by Taiko McCaw for NAMINOKE, available at The Luck of the Irish *

Nail appliers: #adored – get lucky mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

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

Shoes: Riske – Slink FLAT – Mode Flats (Floral) by VaVaVaVixen for Riske, available at The Luck of the Irish *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Irish Spring

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~Wallace Stevens

Poor Dear Silly Spring

It’s coming! It’s coming! The sun is out, the snow is melting, the world is puddle wonderful! I admit I was starting to doubt with the many inches of snow, the never-ending unrelenting cold, and the fact that a groundhog bit the mayor of a town in my state. I know I am overdoing it with the flowers here, but spring is coming and I can’t wait!

TheAnnex is offering this lovely dress among others in their gacha at The Luck of the Irish Gacha that Depraved Nation is holding. There are a kazillion gachas full of all sorts of awesome stuff like this, so bring lots of change. My shoes are HauteCoutureDesign’s original mesh set, and they come with a HUD with six wonderful springtime colors with a darling t-strap design and a wedge heel.

I outfitted my parcel with this great gazebo from Winter Thorn, which also comes with a beautiful cozy fireplace, though I opted to use the more open one so I could take in the promise of spring in the air. I dropped in minor decorations from Sway Dench and a hanging mobile I picked up at Origami by gin Fhang.

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Skin Fair opened at midnight and the sims were INSTANTLY jam packed. (Find all the details here.) You can find this gorgeous skin from Hart Larsson on Sim 1. As usual, he decorates the skin with a cateye liner and lovely lips and features, all hand-drawn and refined. And since Hart is a programmer himself, he managed to unlock every kind of major applier, including that for the Belleza body, so you can rest assured you are PXL top to bottom. My hair is one of Thora Charron’s newest, a lovely romantic look with a twisted lock that pulls to the back and beautiful waves, all with her clever texture-change HUD. And a branch of blossoms from Siestabril Nitely, also from Origami, completes the look and brings spring, finally, to my blog!

Poor Dear Silly Spring

Hair: .LeLutka.Honor hair.M by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Skin: [PXL] Aeryn SK ~ Makeup 04 LEB C2 by Hart Larsson for [PXL], available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza- *

Dress: The Annex – Spring Fling – Dress – Pink Floral byTheAnnex for The Annex, available at The Luck of the Irish *

Branch: SakuraAsobi-Shunmin-Hand by Siestabril Nitely for un Jour, available at Origami

Shoes: Poute Timber High Wedges by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Gazebo: {what next}Toscana Gazebo (with lights) by Winter Thorn for {what next} *

Décor:

  • HEART – WILDFLOWERS – Buttercups and Daisies Display by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed
  • Sway’s [Heart Birds] garden stake by Sway Dench for Sway’s *
  • *:..Silvery K..:*tsurushi hina_TypeB(T) by gin fhang for Silvery K, available at Origami

Poor Dear Silly Spring