Being Miss Daisy

Midsummer and the daisies are in full bloom!

Being Miss Daisy

The cicadas sawing in the trees and I am writing this blog before I rush off to the pool. I will be wearing a breezy summery dress from dirty Adored with a sweet short skirt with soft floaty prims. With its pretty cotton floral material and buttoned up and buckled top, this has a country flair, perfect for picking daisies. Her textures are rich and evocative. I am looking forward to seeing more from dirty.

Being Miss Daisy

I pair it with this darling hat from Reghan Straaf, one of my girlfriends in Hey Girlfriends and a considerable hat maker in SL. Her textures and shapes are unbeatable, and this daisy hat is sure to charm smiles out of even the flowers. I also wear a little daisy on my finger from my dear friend Callie. It has a huge color change stone in the middle (because Callie’s all about the size) which I have made a diamond. I also wear an older hair from Stumbelina Ophelia that has been begging for attention and suits this ensemble perfectly with daisies near the nape of the neck.

Finally, I wear a fresh young skin from Gala Phoenix. Gala, as I have said before, has been in world since the beginning of my time (my first skin was from Gala) and has wisely kept an eye on changing tastes, making skins to suit her customers’ desires and needs.

Being Miss Daisy

Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. ~ D.H. Lawrence

Hat: Hatpins – Lady Daisy – White by Reghan Straaf for Hatpins

Hair: Cake – Savanna – Currant – Flexi Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Grass 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Top: Bottle Bird flowery top by dirty Adored for Bottle Bird

Skirt: Bottle Bird flippy flowery skirt by dirty Adored for Bottle Bird

Daisy ring: the DAISY ROCK by caLLie cLine (yellow) by Callie Cline for caLLie cLine *

Daisies: Hacked hard from Tall Daisy by Troy McLuhan (recolored massively resized and reproportioned)

Shoes: *GF* Wedge Tong Sandal “Sunny” -white- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Skinned Knees

A cute short dress, a pair of boots, I could be any number of cute girls wandering the grid.

Skinned Knees

This cute dress, excellently done, was a 50L Friday deal from Keiko Morigi. With its gray and blue and red plaid, puffy sleeves, cleverly hemmed skirt (irregular hem on the prims AND pants—brilliant), and sweet neckline, this dress would serve any girl well.

Skinned Knees

Keiko has come out with a new line of skins that I quite like. I had not always been a fan of her work—the eyebrows were oddly shaped and the coloring was too extreme and artsy in a way that didn’t turn me on. I saw a lot of them on the feeds and frankly, I just didn’t get it. However in this new set, I like the eyebrows much more this time, the lined eyes with a little tiredness underneath, the sweet freckles and great blush and glow on the skin and the sweet, sensuous kissable lips. It’s very touching and very real. This is an artistic statement, this skin, but it’s wearable. (Being art doesn’t mean it can’t be pleasing to look at.)

Skinned Knees

Speaking of art, I just showed these boots last week, but let me give you another good look at ‘em. With their realistic textures and exquisitely rendered sculpties, these boots from Kookie Lemon are the real deal.

Skinned Knees

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. ~ Ross Perot

Hair:  Cake – Dakota – Burgundy Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

Skin: &Bean – Pillow Tan eight BB FR by Keiko Morigi for &Bean

Dress: &Bean I Love Vanity and she was never a gimp by Keiko Morigi for &Bean

Bandaids: Reek – Bandaids – Plain – Left Leg by Riq Graves for Reek

Boots: *Kookie* Armarda/ Black Wash by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Pure Class

You know, class isn’t about looks or size or money. It’s about attitude. It’s about how you project yourself to others. It’s about how you feel about yourself.

Pure Class

That’s why I was glad to do this particular blog using a new shape made by Xme Xue. In a world of beautiful avatars, it’s great to have one that is beautiful in a less conventional way. Wearing it, I feel like a complete woman—curvy hips, full breasts, and plump features. The shape is proportional—we don’t see a tiny waist with ridiculously huge breasts and hips. We see how a woman looks when she is plus sized.

Pure Class

I am wearing a great outfit from Sysy Chapman. Understated yet fashionable, the outfit does come with a belt that disappeared into this shape, but who cares? It also comes with a turtleneck which I further dressed up with a great scarf from Onyx LeShelle and earrings and bangles from Fallingwater Cellardoor. Shoes were a great buy from Siddean Munro.

Finally, let’s talk about skin on shape. I hear people talk all the time about how they have to tweak their shape to fit a skin. Something seems wrong with that to me. The shape should be good enough to fall within the norm of most skins. The skins should be good enough to fall within the norm of many shapes. I have seen skins with lips that are too large and overlap my lips (which are pretty full already). Or they were tested on a sour puss face, so they don’t conform to a smiling face. Tuli Asturias’ Bella skins seem to fit over every single shape I try them on. I never seem to find a fit problem. And Xme Xue’s shape is so luscious.. well it’s a perfect fit here.

Pure Class

A touch of class:

Hair: Cake – Dakota – Burgundy Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Shape: Maggie by Xme Xue for Ample Avi

Top: SYSY’s Tweedy the tops by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s *

Pants: SYSY’s Iloa pants black by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s *

Scarf: Maitreya Voluminous Scarf * Dark Cobalt (Spine) by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Bracelet: (Shiny Things) Ruma bangles – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Earrings: (Shiny Things) Pyra earrings – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Shoes: SLink Winkles Heeled L Black by Siddean Munro for SLink

Down to Earth

A lot of people think I am pretty down to earth. I am a Taurus—we are earth signs. We prefer the tangible over the esoteric, being close to the ground rather than flying high in the air.

Down to Earth

Perhaps that’s why you find me often wearing earthy colors. I found this sexy dress at Kungler’s yesterday and knew it was perfect for me—this is really my look. With the beautiful earth tones, the wrap construction, the great prim sash and sexy silhouette, the elegance of this dress spoke to me. If I am walking around SL, this is the kind of thing I want to wear to be “Harper.”

Down to Earth

Stumbelina Ophelia has come out with another one of her iconic hairs, this time the Dakota. First it was the Europa, then the Berlin, now the Dakota. Women across the grid will be rushing to get this hair and that’s because it has great textures and an amazing shape. I am not sure how long this one has been out, but I spotted it on another avatar and fell in love with it instantly.

Down to Earth

Finally, knee high boots from J’s. This is a classic look—knee high boots with a dress or skirt. These brilliant boots with their very real zippers up the sides and great blunted toes, are the perfect accompaniment to this dress.

Down to Earth

Earth mama:

Hair: Cake – Dakota – Burgundy Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: (Kunglers) Claudia Forest by Barbra Kungler for Kungler’s

Necklace: *SiSSi* Pebble by Sissi String for *SiSSi* *

Earrings: (Dahlinks)BoHo Metallic Earrings – Copper by Alexandra Nichols for Dahlinks

Boots: J’s Long Boots Round by JB Gazov for J’s