A Day Away

A Day Away

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ~ Maya Angelou

A Day Away

I live with a workaholic. At times I can be a workaholic. (Go figure.) A little dress down day for shopping or enjoying the weather or running errands is sometimes much needed—a time to decompress. I put together this look for such a day. Start with the blazer/top combo that Jesydream is offering at District 5. It’s casual yet tailored—not a grungy old sweatshirt—ideal for me. I’m not that kind of vacationing woman. My mesh skirt from Juliette Westerburg, which she has at Uber, is the piece to go with this look—sassy and short but not too flimsy. Brings the formalness of the blazer down. My high heels from Tatyana Ultsch, also at District 5, are fun slip-ons with a darling bow and great texture. Sunami Beck offers this luxe handbag at Uber and sunglasses from Jonas Acanthus are just the right accessory.

A Day Away

My full locks are pulled into a fishtail braid over my shoulder courtesy of Truth Hawks, who offers this great style in all his typical colors. My skin is Monicuzza Babenco’s gorgeous offer at The Dressing Room. I have not worn her skins as of late and was delighted to come back to one and find it fit so wonderfully to my shape. I have been showing a lot of Constance Daehlie’s eyes and makeup lately, if you hadn’t already picked up on that. I am really enjoying what she is doing with her work. Her colors are clear and crisp without cartoonishness.

A Day Away

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

Skin: *YS & YS* Sabrina 12 Feel by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*, available at TDR Fusion

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – big wave by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Blazer with top: [:: JesyDream ::] Blue Marine Blazer With Marine Shirt by jesydream for [:: JesyDream ::], available at District 5 *

Skirt: -tres blah- Denim Mini Skirt – Light Wash by Julliette Westerburg for -tres blah-, available at Uber *

Sunglasses: [Z O O M] Socialite Sunglass by Jonas Acanthus for [ZOOM], available at District 5 *

Handbag: Emery Uber Bag Blue by Sunami Beck for Emery, available at Uber *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual  and Bag by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails and Toenails Applier Slink A/E – set 223 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at My Slink Obsession *

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

Shoes: :::insanya::: Bow Pumps Floral – Blue by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at District 5 *

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

I received a note the other day that Dick Wiesel had been murdered. Now, being this was SL, it was clearly virtual murder and being that the man behind the avatar left a long exposition in my blog, I was pretty certain he was still alive. However, for fun, let’s pretend he’s dead and Ryker, his partner, is on the path of vengeance. (Be careful folks. She shoots first and asks questions later.) Our girl here seems a likely suspect.

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

First we have to ask about motive. Considering Dick is offering a whole slew of nice items during this promotion, including this dress, I think we can safely conclude motive. Our woman is wearing the final prize for the murder mystery, the belted miniskirt Nomi Jean Dress. Please note the fine original template work, the grungified jean texture and the stitching along the hem and wicked wrinkles. Best of all is the belt—well constructed and textured, the belt makes the dress. And the dress makes a girl desperate, and no man, not even Dick Wiesel can get in her way when she wants one like this.

Her jacket? No sign of struggle or gunpowder. Good thing too because sunami Beck has made a cute short leather jacket that can be worn again and again as a pop of color for any outfit. The 80s feel to this jacket (epitomized by the turquoise and those angular studs on the collar) make our killer either retro or horribly behind the times. Or perhaps she’s so chic she is deadly..?

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

She’s a cool one, isn’t she? Not a drop of sweat on her brow after doing whatever she did to poor Dick. Her calm demeanor is provided by Kira Ahn from the Dressing Room Blue. With her glowing clear skin (unlike her  conscience), our potential killer could almost be accused of killing with her good looks. Add to the look her wild and wavy hair from Truth Hawks, and we are looking at a woman with danger on her mind.

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

Finally, our sexy suspect is traipsing around in a pair of nut Barak’s new Crush pumps, and these are the key to the means of murder. Check out the details on these beauties–the platform sole, the sheen of the leather, the piping, and of course, the chains. What nut fails to tell in his informational notecards (about resizing, LOD factor, bleah bleah bleah) is that the stainless steel heel is hollow and can hide a very interesting treasure.. and weapon. Remove the heel and you can tuck in a syringe with enough sedative to fell an elephant—or Dick Wiesel ;)

A Good Old-Fashioned Murder

Dick and Ryker have set up a whole entertaining murder mystery (which has nothing to do with my silly story above), complete with HUD (programmed by Ryker—what can’t she do?) and little gifties along the way at Skull Creek. Bored some night? Check it out.

Hair: >TRUTH< Bebe Streaked – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [dekade.] Skins_Dahlia_sunkissed_db_Hair_TDR#7 by Kira Ahn for [dekade.], available at the Dressing Room Blue

Jacket: Emery – Jacket Sheena #Tdrb by sunami Beck for Emery, available at the Dressing Room Blue

Dress: :. WoE .: JD-01 Nomi Jean Dress by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: *

Shoes: #OC# Crush – Azure – Box by nut Barak for Orange Creations *

What to Wear to Burning Life, Part 3

Burning Life has started this year to much acclaim and cheering. I have to hand it to the organizers I know—Talia Tokugawa, Doctor Gascoigne, White Lebed, Dusty Linden, Calamity Hathaway, and all those Rangers. They have been working HARD to bring Burning Life to you—most of it volunteer time. If you knew the background of some of these folks, you would know the best have been working for you.

What to Wear to Burning Life

That being said, I try to attend BL in the spirit of Burning Man, so I *try* to keep my stilettos at home (cuz walking the playa in stilettos seems sort of silly, no?). So you see I am wearing shorts from AvaGardner Kungler, a vest from Emery (part of a larger outfit I bought), the all important socks with boots, these from Kaejo DeSilva and my very favorite boots from Fallingwater Cellardoor. And Fallingwater also made the pretty bangles.

What to Wear to Burning Life

The best part of the outfit, of course, is the BL Lizard, made by MenuBar Memorial for last year’s Burning Life. Thanks again, MenuBar. This little gem does everything but the kitchen sink, including smoking a pipe and drinking from a plastic cup.

What to Wear to Burning Life

Loving Burning Life!

Hair: Maitreya Apple II – Caramel by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 01 Natural EB Dark by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS

Vest: Emery – Leather Vest from Emery – Outfit Denis by sunami Beck for Emery

Shorts: (Kunglers) Short Jeans Blue by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Bandanna: .:MALT:. Twilly Necktie – Thatch Green by Khea Karas for MALT

Socks: [Renegade] White Striped Leggings by Kaejo DaSilva for Renegade

Bangles: Ruma bangles – silver and Ruma bonus bangles – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Boots: (Shiny Things) Old Boots – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Written at Berlin Stage while thomtrance Otoole cleansed my ears and mind with his amazing Psy Goa Trance. Be cleansed at Organica.

thomtrance Otoole @ BL