Art

Art

What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Art

The Fashionart event is still going on and in honor of the “art” of the event, I found myself at an SL exhibit (thanks to Stephen) taking photos of this amazing mesh dress from LyricalBizarre. She has created a dress that wraps around the body like a long ribbon, running right down the arm with a mermaid tail flair at the bottom. It’s a unique and dramatic dress, perfect for an art theme, and she has made a ridiculously intricate alpha to fit under the dress so peekaboo skin shows between the straps.

Art

JuneMonteiro’s skin for Fashionart is featured again because of its elegance and dramatic beauty. A gorgeous updo from Carina Larsen tops the look with its stylish upsweep and soft rolls of hair. Big bold earrings from AvaGardner Kungler complete the look.

Make sure you “The Absence of Color’ exhibit, which shows fractal art in black and white with a great simple but effective build.

Art

An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he — for some reason — thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol

Hair: Amacci Hair Maria ~ Brown Auburn by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Mariah Skin Cocoa Red Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 010 and .:JUMO:. Mariah Deep Red Lips by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:., available at Fashionart *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Stuff in Stock *

Dress: !Lyrical B!zarre Templates! – Impressions by LyricalBizarre for Lyrical B!zarre Templates, available at Fashionart *

Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Esplendor earring – Gold rose by AvaGardner Kungler forKunglers Extra, available at L’Accessoires *

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

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

Poses by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera

Photographed at The Absence of Color: An Exhibition by Ranadeep and Milly Sharple at Fractal Insanity Art Gallery – The Art of Milly Sharple

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.

Sunday Afternoon

It’s a lazy day in my household, made doubly so because it’s Mother’s Day so all my normal cooking and cleaning is off my hands. I bought a new book on Kindle (“The Golem and the Jinni”), did some online work, enjoyed a fine dessert of fruit and whipped cream and chocolate sauce and chocolate chips made up by my son, and generally lazed around.

Even when it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in SL, I have to dress fashionably and Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have made this ridiculously easy. Start with the mesh boho top Bastchild Lotus made (yes, she modeled this one) with Paul’s amazing textures and scads of options available via their handy texture-change HUD (not just solids but also prints). Buy the top, wear it over and over by switching elements out.

Sunday Afternoon

Then there are the great boyfriend jeans from Paul with their own texture-change hud that allows you to choose the denim color, buckle texture and belt leather texture. Put the two together and you have infinite possibilities.

So really it all comes down to how you accessorize. I found the necklace and earrings ridiculously inexpensively offered by hadarah Steamer (along with other pieces—I admit I went a little crazy). My shoes, one of Maxi Gossamer’s offerings for Collabor88, have color change for the gems and the leather. Throw in neon nails from Giela Delpaso and it’s all matchy-matchy in a nice way.

Sunday Afternoon

My leisurely furniture from Sway Dench that she is featuring at The Men’s Dept is named after one of SL’s most dashing gentlemen, Stephen Venkmen. I have known Stephen for some time now, and I will attest he is as kind and decent up close as it would seem. The furniture includes a mix of unisex and definitely masculine poses plus some sweet couples poses. (I didn’t test the adult version, natch). And the signed baseball on the shelf is a cute touch.

My glowing natural skin is evidence of Shyla Diggs’ skill with Tricky Boucher’s palette. I love the blush of the skin, the sexy but not overdone make-up and the proportionate coloring through the face. My updo is one of Carina Larsen’s newest hairstyles with a texture change band holding my hair back. It’s sleek made casual and provides versatility for many different looks.

Sunday Afternoon

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hair: Amacci Hair Klara ~ Brown Auburn by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 3 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available atStuff in Stock *

Top: L&B Swear “Boho” (W) – Blouse by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus forLapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: L&B Jeans “Classic Boyfriend” (Shoes) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus forLapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: Celtic Necklace and Earrings by hadarah Steamer for Casual Lies

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

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Neon Set – Natural HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Sandals: MG – Sandals – Bejewelled Genie Princess by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Furnishings:

Standing pose by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Libertango

Tango

“Music is the most direct art, entering through the ear and going to the heart.” ~ Astor Piazzolla

Libertango

When I saw this gown from Carrie Snowpaw that she is featuring at Fashionart, I was immediately reminded of Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango,” a famous piece of tango nuevo. I went searching online, of course, and found it being danced in a gown similar to this while being performed by the Russian Philharmonic, which I could only consider was kismet. (Click through because it is seriously gorgeous dancing and beautifully arranged and performed. And here is another dance performance even more gorgeous.) Why did I think of this music? The gown is elegant and dramatic all at once, ruffled and sleek at the same time, feminine and bold. With gorgeous jewelry from Zuri Rayna that includes texture change in the different gems and stones, it’s an elegant, dramatic piece perfect for this ensemble.

Libertango

I can’t help but think that the drama also comes from this gorgeous skin that JuneMonteiro is featuring at Fashionart. June is, in real life, a textile designer, so her sense of fashion and art extends from RL into SL. Her skin is elegant with the heated zest of a Brazilian beauty. She offers the Slink appliers free at Fashionart for her skin, and she also sells a set of liners and lipsticks. My high up-do is one of Shylah Honey’s gorgeous pieces for Fashionart, an abundance of soft hair and wisps and drama, perfect for a passionate tango.

Libertango

“Music is more than a woman, because women can divorce you, but not music. Once you get married, [it] is your eternal love for life and [you] go to the grave with her ​​on top.” ~ Astor Piazzolla

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Drewleigh Big Pack Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for :::Damselfly Hair::, available at Fashionart *

Skin: .:JUMO:. Mariah Skin Cream Black Brows with .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 010 and .:JUMO:. Mariah Guarana Lips by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:., available at Fashionart *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Stuff in Stock *

Dress: Snowpaws – Viale Gown – Watercolor by Carrie Snowpaw for Snowpaw, available at Fashionart *

Necklace and earrings: Zuri’s Chantelle’s Heart Necklace~ Elite-Metals/Pearls/Gemchang with Zuri’s Chantelle’s Heart Earring Elite by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Bracelet: (Kunglers) TDRF #039 – R Bracelet – Golden by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

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

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

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

Shoes: Essenz – Rhodes (Fatpack) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Fashionart *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys