And the Band Played On, Part 2

I need to get new headphones. In my previous post, I stated that the MadPea Cursed Collection did not play music. It does indeed! When the instruments are set on the platform, they play the music from this video, composed by Harter Fall.

Each instrument plays individually as well! So add to the animations, the beautiful mesh construction, the gorgeous textures and the scripting, and you get quite a bang for your Linden at the Arcade . Find out more about Harter’s work on the collection on their website.

And the Band Played On

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

 

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~ Halford Luccock

And the Band Played On

When I received the Mad Pea Cursed Collection gacha set for this month’s Arcade, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. A mysterious message came with it directing me to open the packages with the enclosed tools and then rez all the instruments on the stage platform. As I opened each crate and box (which come with clever animations to replicate unscrewing or crowbarring or loosening bolts), I saw each beautiful instrument emerge and magically move to its spot on the platform, regardless of where I rezzed it on the platform. Very spooky.

And the Band Played On

I had to try each instrument, of course, and they are all scripted to be played as instruments with darling animations. I erroneously stated originally that they don’t play music but they do, which you can find out about here. Since I anticipated wearing the baton and stepping to the podium as instructed, I wore the tuxedo dress Fhara Acacia has at Shiny Shabby and accompanied it with Zuri Rayna’s drop dead gorgeous new jewelry set. I ran to Steffi Villota’s store to get her new Paige applier for the Lelutka mesh head because it was just so gorgeous and topped my look with Chiaki Xue’s messy but elegant ‘do.

And the Band Played On

Ready to go, I stepped up to the podium, baton in hand, and raised my arms. Rather than being “cursed,” the entire set is blessed with whimsy and joy because as the animation started, the instruments raised up on their own and began dancing around the podium with musical notes. I did a little animated gif below to show because a photo just couldn’t explain how awesome this set is. The whole set of gacha pieces, singularly and as a collection, has been constructed with such care and skill and whimsy that I would recommend you run out and jam that machine with your linden. It’s just so fun!

orchestra

Hair: *DG*63 HAIR – MIX COLOR FAT(+Bangs) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Paige* MIXED by Steffi Villota

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes (left) – Loam by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Ricielli – Tuxedo Minidress /Black by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli, available at Shiny Shabby

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna- Serenity Bracelet- Fall Mocha/Garnet/Onyx by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Shoes: Essenz – Amsterdam (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses: an lar [poses] The Rochester Series by Katya Valeska for an lar poses, available at Shiny Shabby*

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

And the Band Played On

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Boogie Oogie Oogie

If you’re thinkin’ you’re too cool to boogie
Boy oh boy have I got news for you
Everybody here tonight must boogie
Let me tell ya’ you are no exception to the rule

~ “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste of Honey

Boogie Oogie Oogie

I got Erratic Rain’s new leggings and top for Uber and they made me want to boogie oogie oogie! First of all, the mesh fits skin tight to the Maitreya Lara body with nary a gap or sag. Second, it comes in eye popping colors and includes a color change HUD for the stripe on the leggings. I added Maxi Gossamer’s colorful and fun necklace and earrings, also for Uber, to the ensemble and found Toxxic Rhiannyr’s amazing funky boogie oogie skates, which made the outfit complete. Then I took myself over to Rollerballs for some skating fun (and a great disco stream).

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Roller skating was a big deal when I was a kid, and the whole set up reminded me of the sweaty, cotton-candy soaked fun I had zipping around. Add these poses from Luna Jubilee and Radagast Lexington, and I am a boogie skate queen.

Boogie Oogie Oogie

MissAll Sunday Lemon made this great side-flung high ponytail for Uber, which I wore in a bright pink to push the look to the top, and I colored my lashes from Thora Charron blue for that added disco look, which also made my blue eyes from Ikon Innovia for Shiny Shabby pop. Finally, I have one of Umazuma Metaluna’s lovely Lelutka mesh head appliers that she will have at the Arcade at the beginning of the month with boldly colored eyeshadow so I can boogie til I can’t boogie no more.

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lexis Mesh Hair – Jellyfish by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at Uber *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Candice 14 (milk) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], soon to be available at The Arcade (opens September 1) *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: erratic / tia – crop top / yellow (maitreya) by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Leggings: erratic / daria – pants / hotpink (maitreya) by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Racer Girl Daisy StopWatch by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Elbow pads: ElbowCutFem by Phara Akula

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Ombre II Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Skates: alterego I rollbounce400 sk8 – house disco by Toxxic Riannyr for AlterEgo

Poses: Embody Pose F DERBY 1 by Radagast Lexington for Embody and !bang – derby girl by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Location: oO RollerBalls Oo

Gadget: using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Blue eyes
Baby’s got blue eyes
Like a deep blue sea
On a blue blue day

Blue eyes laughing in the sun
Laughing in the rain
Baby’s got blue eyes
And I am home, and I am home again

~ “Blue Eyes” by Elton John

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Baby’s got all blue, starting with this elegant and sexy mesh dress from NataPorolo for Shiny Shabby that includes a clever fade to translucent hem and a stylish wrapped and ruched bodice. The texture is great and the mesh is nicely rigged. I wore it over the Belleza Venus body after a few adjustments to my shape and it fit perfectly (however notice my thin legs—reduced the muscular setting). I accessorized with Monica Outlander’s lovely pieces for her gacha at Shiny Shabby and slipped on wickedly high and ridiculously sexy shoes from Glamistry that he is featuring at Kustom9 with his incredible texture change HUD.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

AtomicSparkle Skytower has been making skins in SL for quite a while and now she is coming up to speed with appliers soon to come out for the Belleza and Maitreya bodies to match her skins and the Slink hands and feet appliers she already has. I tested her Belleza applier and it looks darn good, especially with this gorgeous skin that comes with tattoo makeups so you can switch up your look. My wild hair comes courtesy of Kavar Cleanslate for the Festival of Sin. I used his handy HUD to get a dark hair and then added blue streaks. He has some brilliant mixed color looks and fantasy colors as well. And the aforementioned blue eyes are from Ikon Innovia, his beautiful exclusive for Shiny Shabby with system eyes and his great HUD system for mesh eyes.

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Hair: Exile::Out of the Ruins by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Festival of Sin II *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-ANA-Tan-Dk-Feline with *Verve* Ana-Brow-Black and *Verve* Ana-Lip-Fudge plus *VERVE* Tattoo – HairBase – Dark by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Fjord (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.03 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Venus V3 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: TETRA – Pyramid Dress (Azure) by NataPorolo for TETRA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Jewelry: Miamai_Flora Cuff_02 and Miamai_Flora Earring 02 by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: -{ZOZ}- Fall 2015 Metals (slink) Hud by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at Black Tie

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

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – belleza by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

Hello Daddy, hello Mom
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I’m your wild girl
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

~ “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways

Cherry Bomb

When I was looking up songs for this blog, I found photos of Lita Ford today and man, she looks darn good! I hope I can be a cherry bomb at her age! That being said, I tried to make a bomb of a girl today with this dress from Tatyana Ultsch that includes a texture-change HUD for all sorts of choices. Matched with these spicy chic shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Shiny Shabby and the simple and sexy infinity choker from Sora Tatham, this look is the bomb.

Cherry Bomb

MissAllSunday Lemon released this sexy hairdo with bangs at her store, and I would say the bangs make the look, especially over this LeLutka mesh head with its sexy eyes. Even sexier is the applier from Sachi Vixen with separate makeup elements that I played with until I got this hot look. Because of the great HUD for the head itself, I was able to adjust the intensity of the eyeshadow and give it a lighter touch, which was my preference, but I left the lips intense and sexy. Sachi has also made appliers for the Maitreya body

Cherry Bomb

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Piper Mesh Hair – Flaming cherry by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/ *

Skin applier: AE Gina TD Red Appliers for Lelutka Mesh Heads by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Makeup appliers:  AE Eyeshadow G Smoke 5 (Lelutka) and AE Lipstick G Set 1 Lelutka by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom9

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :::i::: Brigitte Dress – (venus) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Choker: ::GB:: Zoe infinity choker female by Sora Tatham for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby

Shoes: Essenz – Amsterdam (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Cherry Bomb

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” ~ Lemony Snicket

Good Morning!

I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. A lot of my mornings are spent still sleeping or reluctantly greeting the day. It’s a fresh start, though, and a great chance to start anew. Shiny Shabby starts another round today and with it come some fabulous new creations, as you see here. One thing I like about the event is the switch from “shiny” to “shabby,” the combination of sleek and new and decorative and old. As always, the décor is top notch, and I put out several pieces from this round to start the day off. Gachas from 22769, Zerkalo and NOMAD will fill your living space with beautiful pieces, including NOMAD’s rare bed with single and couples’ poses. Convair and keke also provide great décor sets, which can be pulled apart for different decorative looks.

Good Morning!

One of my favorite old school designers, Solange Cerveau, is back on the grid with some great sexy mesh pieces. Debuting at Festival of Sin II are skimpy mesh tops with texture-change HUDs that have been created to fit Slink and Belleza mesh bodies and regular avatars. I am so excited Solange is back! Apple May, another old school SL designer, is offering this cute denim mini at Shiny Shabby, also with a texture-change HUD for the belt. Little flat sandals from Hautecouturedesign are exclusives for the Cool and Vintage Fair, opening in a couple days, and Mea Carnell has created a lovely flowered jewelry set for the Cosmopolitan Room.

Sawsan Secretspy is featuring this lovely skin at Swank, and it matches all her appliers, including the Maitreya and Slink that I needed for this look. Two clicks and I was all set! I hunted down Funeral Plutonian’s dreamy eyes at Kustom 9 and donned a side braid from Kuranosuke Kamachi with its beautiful blonde textures.

Good Morning!

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Adley” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Vanny Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Swank *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Sugar~ Azul Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}, available at Kustom9

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Top: Solange – BLUE Sophia Top (Belleza Isis Natural) by Solange Cerveau for Solange!, available at Festival of Sin II (opening August 22)*

Skirt: Cassie Skirt (Belleza – Isis) – Light by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby*

Jewelry:  Meva White Flower Necklace 1 and Meva White Flower Bangle right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

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

Shoes: Poute- Ariel Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute, available at the Vintage and Cool Fair (opening August 21) *

Décor:

  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Mannequin by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Draped Stool by Paco Pooley for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Newspapers by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ zerkalo ] Beginning of the Day – Rug – White by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
    [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • +CONVAIR+ Bauhaus Lamp by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • [ keke ] vase with flower – grey by Kean Kelly for [ keke ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*
  • NOMAD // Improvised // Bed RARE by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Shiny Shabby*

Good Morning!