Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

So kiss me and smile for me,
tell me that you’ll wait for me,
hold me like you’ll never let me go.

~ “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver

Leaving on a Jet Plane

The sims at Fashion for Life are all about travel, so of course some of the designers jumped in. Nancoix Urquan chipped in to the theme with a set of poses complete with a suitcase prop that has texture change. Of course, everyone is taking photos on Troy Vogel’s sim with this set because it’s so perfect. Troy built the sim despite a personal RL move, and I love him and his bears to pieces for his generous contribution to Fashion for Life.

Sysy Chapman has always been a big supporter of Fashion for Life as well, and she is offering this great dress in several version with a portion of each sale going to Relay for Life/American Cancer Society. With her great bright textures and sexy silhouettes, she makes my travelling girl look fresh and sexy. With little espadrilles from Freya Olivieri and jewelry from JuneMonteiro and Moonsoul, I have Fashion for Life covered.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Don’t you hate the women who come off the plane looking fresh and rested, not a crumple in their clothes, not harried or tired? That would not be me. I would be the one posing on the tarmac and missing my connection regardless of how great I look. My skin from Inka Mexicola gives me that tan traveled look with a high-fashion makeup for glamorous traveling. Add this great feathered hair from Alice Demonia, which she is offering at the Thrift Shop, half off (in price, not style) with a great HUD for texture changes. I’ll catch the next flight out.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane,
don’t know when I’ll be back again.
Oh, babe, I hate to go
.

Hair: *Alice Project* Kimberly [M] – Basics by Alice Demonia for Alice Project, available at The Thrift Shop *

Skin: Essences – Athena TDRF *moka* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes:  [Brixley] Spring Eyes – darkest brown by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: SYSY’s Wanderette – Aqua Coral by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek

Jewelry: .:JUMO:. Ikenna Bangle Color Agate and .:JUMO:. Ikenna Necklace Color Agate by JuneMonteiro for .:JUMO:., available at Fashion for Life on FFL Promenade *

Bracelet: Opal*Kalan Green Bracelet [1] by Moonsoul for Opal Jewelry, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Meander *

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

Nail appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 216 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Trek *

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

Shoes: *MC* (Slink Mid) Rosa Espadrilles #Mint by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri, sponsor of FFL Voyage at Fashion for Life *

Poses: {NanTra} Jet Set (includes suitcase for poses) by Nancoix Urquan for {NanTra} Poses, available at Fashion for Life on FFL Voyage *

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Portlandia

A friend of mine clued me into a new show that’s gone viral online but will be starting up on the IFC channel in the US on Jan. 21. Called “Portlandia,” it’s about folks who live in Portland. I am not sure how they will make a series of a bunch of comedy sketches but I look forward to seeing more episodes anyway. The first episode, especially the opening, reminded me a lot of SL.

Portlandia

I assembled this Portlandia-type outfit (tattoos are covered). First we have a terrific leather jacket from moonbubble Gothly over a striped shirt from Hudsen Armidi (who claims “death” in his profile). Then I wear some great low-slung bell bottoms from Aranel Ah over clogs from Amandine Arai. Tie on a scarf from SySy Chapman, and I am set. The fun part about this outfit is it was so hodgepodge but it came together so nicely for me. I was just feeling the Portland vibe.

Portlandia

A young woman from Portland needs a fresh look (from sleeping late and drinking organic chai from recycled cups wrapped in burlap). Tuli Asturias’ Emma skin is pretty enough to do the job.

Portlandia

And needless to say I am in love this newer hair from Truth Hawks, named after someone I know (I swear). With a color change cap and optional streak, it’s gorgeous and perfect for our Portland girl.

Portlandia

A small disclaimer: I shot these photos using screen capture with shadows in Phoenix. For some reason taking a photo IN the client doesn’t keep the shadows for me.

The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
The tattoo ink never runs dry
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
All the hot girls wear glasses, yeah!
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
Sleep til 11, you’ll be in heaven
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
The dream is al-ii-ive!

Hair: >TRUTH< Tatum Streaked – caramel by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Emma / tan / bl :: 05 Sweetheart by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Jacket: [ bubble ] Brown Leather Jacket by moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ]

Shirt: (Elephant Outfitters) Sailor Striped Sweater – Black/White by Hudsen Armidi for Armidi

Pants: *BOOM* Seaman Pants pitch by Aranel Ah for *Boom*

Scarf: SYSY’s Comfy scarf – black by SySy Chapman for SySy’s

Shoes: :)(: Babsy Clogs Brown by Amandine Arai for :)(: PIXELFASHION

P.S. IF you watch the episode I link, tell me that Colin the chicken is not akin to a Sion chicken.

Intrigue

I am a little stir crazy, a bit restless.

Intrigue

I decided to dress it up. I put on these sexy flowy pants from monica Outlander, a slinky top, just out from Sysy Chapman (who does these sexy little separates so well), a pretty necklace and earrings that get some glamour treatment from Quinlan Quimby and some killer heels from Viktoria Brandenburg.

Intrigue

But the story is really about the skin and the hair. First, the hair—from MrSigmund Fride, this hair is quite dramatic (intentionally so). I wanted big and I got big. And then the skin, from sachi Vixen. You know I don’t think sachi envisioned it this way but it works. The subtle make up, almost glimmering under this big pile of hair, is perfect for this look. It’s already so over-the-top, the makeup doesn’t need to be so.

Intrigue

Written while listening to Aum a Go Go by Kammerflimmer Kollektief

Hair: MrS – Venice hair by MrSigmund Fride for ***TUTY’S & MrSIGMUND** CREATIONS

Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Bianca t3 – Baby with ae bianca manicure baby by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyelashes: Detour – Klee Dot Lashes by Keri Clip for Detour

Top: SYSY’s Ruffle tank black by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s *

Pants: Miamai_Azanea Black by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Necklace: TOSL *Chandelier* Necklace v1.1 Purple Haze by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Earrings: TOSL *Chandelier* Earrings v1.1 Purple Haze by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Shoes: VvB ShoeBox-HEDONIC-Black Shoes V3 by Viktoria Brandenburg for VvB

It’s Golden

Part of living life is that feeling of bleah that sometimes creeps over. I had it yesterday. We really are living in tough times—people are out of work, oil is leaking like mad in the Gulf, a whole country in Europe is going bankrupt, we are still engaged in war, SL seems a mess, a friend passes away—should I go on? *sigh*

But then, as it always does, the sun rises to the next day. The flowers in my windowboxes are growing already and reflecting their color into my bedroom. The neighbor’s birds squawk joyfully (cockatoos next door—don’t ask). The weather is beautiful! I log in and someone makes me laugh right off with her stories. A newbie I once helped sends me one of her creations, and it’s absolutely amazing. I hear from a dear friend who I had thought I had lost to the aether of the internet, and he has a new wonderful job. I am so happy for him. It’s all golden. It really is.

It's Golden

The golden today starts with Sysy Chapman’s 69L dress from this week. With its two-toned top, cute halter and darling wavy prim skirt, this is a cute dress for bopping around the grid.

I accessorize with bracelets from Babyhoney Bailey which I have had for a while and loved. I would wear these in real life—they are very chic with their abstract textures.

It's Golden

What makes me even happier is wearing Tuli Asturias’ new skin with a new hair from Lamb Bellic. I love this low gathered ponytail with the strands escaping, the fullness of the ponytail. I have already given my review of Tuli’s new skins.. *happy sigh*

It's Golden

There’s always another day… always.

Hair: !lamb. Lost – Kit Kat by Lamb Bellic for lamb.

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/br) :: 05b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: SYSY’s HDH wk 29 – Peachy 69 dress by Sysy Chapman for SYSY’s

Earrings: * *Primagine* Victoria Set by Trixie Bumbo for Primagine

Bracelets: Djinn & Tonic – CoCo Bangle and CoCo Blvd Bangles with Skinny Bangles by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Shoes: ::Mine!!! Carla Heels_Brown/Gold by Marcy Susanowa for ::JustMine!!

Trinket

I am a victim to cute things, pieces of jewelry, trinkets. I styled this WHOLE LOOK around the necklace around my neck.

Trinket

Let’s dispense with the trinket. I got this darling little necklace and the matching bangles at a little out-of-the-way place courtesy of a friendly tip. Inexpensive and cute, I just like what Spinnetje Jewell has crafted.

That being said, I wanted to build on the reds and blacks so I started with a jewelry-displaying top from Sysy Chapman, part of a larger fat pack. With its well crafted sheen, clean edges, and sexy cut, it’s very typical of Sysy’s great work.

The skirt is a shortie from LeeZu Baxter she recently released. LeeZu, for all her extravagant textures and complicated couture, shows she has the chops to make an eensy mainstream skirt too.

Boots are from one of those random dispenser things, this one located at “anuenue. I love these boots that Marea Kirax made and I think I must have bought at least 10 pairs trying to get red (which I never got). They are, however, transferable. Go try your luck and send your friends your doubles.

Trinket

Nails are another trinket, and I got these beauties from Candy Nail for the Hunting 9 hunt, which is quite rewarding but also exasperating. I am not a big hunt fan, but this was only 9 items and at great content makers. I ended up purchasing at almost all of them because something pretty inevitably caught my eye.

The hair I love. Truth Hawks just came back with this great style, which will find its way on my head over and over. I love the textures, the shape and most importantly, the streaks, which are menu controlled. I keep putting the hair on and changing the streak colors. Give me a streak over a bow any day!

Trinket

Don’t even ASK about my inventory….

Hair: >TRUTH< Sylvia Streaked – mocha by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 05a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Top: SYSY’s Anais-top(layer1)-1tone-indianred by Sysy Chapman for SYSY’s *

Skirt: [LeeZu!] O`LaLa Micro Jeans Skirt /blue ink by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Necklace and Bracelet: !Spiders*  Necklace and Bangles ‘Kokeshi Doll’ by Spinnetje Jewell for !Spiders*

Nails: Candy Nail #H9 STUDS LADY’S by peche Bury for Candy Nail (part of the Hunting 9 hunt)

Boots: “anuenue. Patchwork Ribbon boots*secret1(BLACK) by Marea Kirax for “anuenue.

Poses by Diesel Rogan of Diesel Works Animations *

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