The Red Bow

The Red Bow

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The Red Bow

Nothing like a big red bow to tie up this beautiful package. I start with a gorgeous dress from Leri Miles—a flowered piece with a big red bow. I love the texture Leri has made, accentuated with her excellent shadow work and the lovely sheen of the bow. Lots of creators take premade mesh and slap textures on it—it takes artistry to make it special, and Leri has done that.

I feature the shoes of Steffen Garcia from Shoetopia. With a color change hud that controls textures for the buckle, sole and fabric insert, the shoes are sexy and versatile. They ARE made to wear on the Slink “Mid” feet, so don’t get them unless you have the feet or want to get them.

The Red Bow

Audrey Lamede has sent out another group gift with her gorgeous eyes. A green-eyed blonde is so gorgeous, especially in one of Aida Ewing’s skins. Pretty lips and sexily lined eyes make this a beautiful skin. Add one of Kavar Cleanslate’s newest hairs with a great color changing HUD and this look is pretty as a present wrapped in a bow.

The Red Bow

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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

Skin: -Glam Affair – Angelica – America 05 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: .ID. Shades of Green – Olive II by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: LMD Lilly Dress Kiss Me Red by Leri Miles for Leri Miles Designs

Choker: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker cherry by Aranel Ah for *BOOM*

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

Hand Appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 162 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)  – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Feet Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing forGlam Affair

Shoes: SOYEUX by Steffen Garcia, Pearl by Faenzo for Steffen Garcia, available at Shoetopia *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée

“Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris!” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée—that sweet creamy confection with the hard outer shell—a better metaphor for some personalities than mushy strawberry shortcake or fluffy angel food cake or fussy soufflé. It’s an elegant dessert with a subtle reward of richness and sweetness. This look gives the same—with a cream colored dress, criss-crossing over the chest with tiered ruffles on the hips, it’s a sleek look from LeeZu Baxter.

Look closely and you can see how LeeZu uses the materials feature in the SL Viewer to make the dress have a more matte material, especially compared to the glossy leather handbag from Goucchi/Steffen Garcia and my strappy gold sandals from Gospel Voom (both available at Collabor88) and my glossy gold earrings from Anastazja Brimm. It’s this juxtaposition of textures—just like the hard carmelized top of crème brûlée is broken open to find a creamy custard—that makes this look pure confection.

Crème Brûlée

Chiaki Xue has just come out with this side-swept curly short style. No one does shorter, curlier styles like Chiaki, and the textures and curls in the hair add a humanness and complexity that many hairs lack in SL. My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest offering, a rich beautiful visage with an optional glow and gloss for the lips. I added eyeliner from Ekilem, which is being offered at TDR Fusion, to pop the eyes, which are chocolatey confection from Umazuma.

Crème Brûlée

Hair: *Dura-Girl*50(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: [theSkinnery]Runa-Bare face(brownie) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Runa Face Glow 1 (dark skin tone) and [theSkinnery] Runa Lipgloss by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

Makeup: MONS / Makeups – Eyeliner Velvety – bronze by Ekilem for MONS, available at TDR Fusion

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Caramel by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at Candy Fair

Dress: [LeeZu!] Metropolis Dress (mesh,rigged,material) /plain nude by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Jewelry: A&Ana F.J. Only Triangle Gold Earrings and A&Ana F.J. Only Triangle Gold Bracelet by Anastazja Brimm for A&Ana, available at TDR Fusion

Handbag: MOSS by Steffen Garcia, Ankh (Hand) by Goucchi for Steffen Garcia, available at Collabor88

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

Hand Appliers: [theSkinnery]Slink Skin Applier HUD-Hands-brownie by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *

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

Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandal – Magic Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at Collabor88

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