True Blue

True Blue

True blue, your silent cry
And I can see it and I want to touch you
Please, cause no one sleeps
True blue is breaking the waves
I used to know all the gates of love
And all the love was streaming through you

~ “Eclipse Blue” by Nosaj Thing

True Blue

I put together this true blue outfit because I just loved all the elements and wanted to wear something that made me feel good. Start with this open-necked chambray blouse from Julliette Westerberg, who has a fine grasp of mesh rigging and clothing with great textures and fashion. Add my favorite jeans from Paul Lapointe that come with a texture-change HUD for the jeans and the belt. I ran over to Jewelry Fair and found that RealEvil was there with some fabulous mesh jewelry. The necklace I show has texture change for the metal and all three layers of feathers, so it’s versatile and really nicely made.

True Blue

I brought out this gorgeous skin from Inka Mexicola again. Gosh it’s beautiful. I LOVE the eye makeup, especially with this whole look. (The next blog I am going to be showing Inka’s skin with the Belleza body. Think it won’t work? It does!) My gorgeous ponytail is one of Truth Hawks’ newer ‘dos. I am true to blue, true blue.

True Blue

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

Skin: Essences {Linka02} *medium01* brown by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: -tres blah- Open Collar Blouse – Chambray by Julliette Westerburg for -tres blah-

Jeans: L&B Jeans “Classic Boyfriend” by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Necklace: **RE** LUX Elix Necklace by Crashnoww for RealEvil Industries, available at the Jewelry Fair *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Raw Nostalgia Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

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

Shoes: Eudora 3D Ragnarok Clogs by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at Uber *

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

Que Sera Sera

Que Sera Sera

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother
What will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

~ “Que Sera Sera” performed by Corinne Bailey Rae

Que Sera Sera

I heard Corinne Bailey Rae singing this song as I was putting this outfit together and it seemed fitting. The look is blonde and cheerful, like the original spunky blonde who popularized the song, Doris Day. I start with the belted blouse and flirty skirt from Ivy Burner, which she is selling at District 5 in the Hamptons. A color change HUD for the top allowed me to choose the right belt color from six. My shoes are also available in the Hamptons, from Kenadeecole, also with a texture change HUD with a plethora of color choices. And my handbag is a darling piece from Iokko Molto, also from District 5.

Que Sera Sera

Truth Hawks has come out with this new lovely long ‘do with optional bangs in two versions with his great texture-change HUD and beautiful textures. It’s a perfect style for this outfit and of course, the tones go great with Shyla Diggs’ skin for the Arcade, a gorgeous example of the set of ten skins she will be offering for chance in a few days.

Que Sera Sera

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Grande 2 with TRUTH HAIR Grande Bangs by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Emily Makeup 9 Bl by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza-, available at the Arcade (opening soon)

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes –  glacier by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Top: ~Sassy!~ Kourtney top – all colors by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at District 5 *

Skirt: ~Sassy!~ Khloe skirt – Fitted Mesh – ivory by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at District 5 *

Necklace: [MAGIC NOOK] Circle Of Life Necklace (Gold) MESH by Ayumi Cassini for Magic Nook, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Earrings: *MM* Crystal Chandelier Earring by Pearlie Pedro for Miam Miam

Handbag: .{yumyums}. Calm Yo-self Bag [Left Hold II] {Blossom} by Iokko Molto for .{yumyums}., available at District 5 *

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

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: REIGN.- High Society Heels- FATPACK (STRAPPED) by kenadeecole for REIGN, available at District 5 *

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

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)

Sonata

Sonata

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata

I named this one Sonata because I was preparing this blog entry while I was at the House of Sakura, listening to the selections Lynn Mimistrobell chose for the evening. Every Sunday night, Lynn hosts a salon where she presents music, typically classical, and gives a lesson about the music, discussing its history, particularities and why she especially likes it. This evening she presented two Beethoven sonatas, hence the name of the blog. It’s an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a Sunday evening, and Lynn clearly works very hard on her presentation.

The idea of a sonata suits this dress well as it’s a structured long piece of played music. Poulet Koenkamp has structured this dress based on classical notions of an evening gown—long, elegant, elaborate. Poulet has made this mesh gown with a beautiful satin texture, embroidered with gold in this instance (she has several colors of the gown) and hemmed in black to echo the black waist.

AvaGardner Kungler’s gorgeous necklace for La Metallique Fair brings out the richness in the embroidery. I couldn’t resist showing this piece, which is stunning with its almost art deco setting and large gems. My gold shoes are Tiffy Vella’s lovely stilettos for La Metallique, with color change gems on the decoration. I love the texture. She is offering several colors but this is the exclusive to the fair.

Sonata

Shylah Honey made this beautiful long hair for the Fantasy Collective. TOmmy Fairplay recently cooked up some new textures, which they have incorporated into this hair. With feathered bangs creating a coy sexy look, it frames the new face from Shyla Diggs’ latest skin beautifully. Shyla is presenting this version of the skin at the Liaison Collective for their Route 66 theme. With a deep tan, it’s perfect for girls on the road in the summer sunshine. It’s also lovely for an evening out.

Sonata

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Pam Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Fantasy Collective *

Skin: -Belleza- Beth TLC DT 5 R by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, avialable at The Liaison Collaborative *

Eyes: [Buzz] Celestial Eyes – Avada {More Sparkle} by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom 9 *

Dress: :: PM :: Drew Gown *Fatpack 7 colors* MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Metallize – grand necklace by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at La Metallique Fair *

Earrings: (Kunglers) TDRF 046  earring – Golden by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

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

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eclectica ‘Blenheim’ Stiletto Shoe-la metallique exclusive by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at La Metallique Fair *

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

Mi Casa Su Casa

Mi Casa Su Casa

“I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Mi Casa Su Casa

Kaerri Rae and Reven Rosca want you to enjoy your life in SL. They want you to enjoy the domesticity of SL and the fun of setting up house—over and over again. So they have set up shopping with some of the best home designers at Casa.

The premise is pretty simple: offer the best designers, demand all original work, avoid Walmart pricing and expect your clientele to enjoy the benefit of going to a sim and knowing everything they get is made from the pixel up with loving care.

Additionally, they intend to invite artists-in-residence to exhibit their art to further elevate the mood and the environment. For example, the artists-in-residence this month are Ohsoleomio Resident and Kayly Iali, both accomplished RL artists who have brought their work into SL. I could not resist taking my photo in front of this beautiful painting from Ohsoleomio, which I subsequently purchased for my own home.

Mi Casa Su Casa

They will also offer items exclusive to the Casa sim and limited edition items. For example, this fully furnished little house from Cain Maven and Kaerri Rae. It’s a study in living in a 512 X 512 parcel with beautiful design and charming, humorous elements scattered throughout. (Including a duck or two, per Cain’s on-going theme.)

Mi Casa Su Casa

I went over to the sim to take photos in this great new dress from Zaara Kohime that she is featuring at Uber. This is not my normal way of capturing Zaara but it works as well as her pieces can be worn around the grid and I always look fabulous. This maxi comes in several different colorways, including an ivory that would be perfect as a beach wedding dress (barefoot, flowers in the hair). Zaara combines the best of SL creation—great mesh work with beautiful textures and a fashionable, stylish vision.

I had to indulge in flowers in my hair and Diaxm is offering this hairband for The Dreaming Tree this round at half off. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s lovely offering for The Dressing Room Fusion, complete with a set of ombre shades. And my glorious skin is Shyla Diggs’ version for Uber. I am showing this one again… and again.

Mi Casa Su Casa

Hair: MINA Hair – Ilse (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Hair band: Ariskea {Flores  } Headband { Rose water } by Diaxm for Ariskea

Skin: -Belleza- Beth Uber SK 4 Bl by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for –Belleza, available at Uber *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: Zaara : Antara Maxi dress *lavender* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara, available at Uber *

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

Nail appliers: Maai * Slink * hands & feet * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

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

Shoes: fri. – Ella.Heels (Shimmer) by Darling Monday for fri.day

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Featured:

  • The Aperturas by Cain Maven for Maven Homes, available at Casa
  • House 512 Limited Edition by Cain Maven for Maven Homes, available at Casa
  • Village in the Afternoon by Ohsoleomio Resident, available at Casa

Iris

Iris

In the spring a livelier iris changes on the burnished dove;
In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

Iris

My Siberian irises are going to bloom one day soon, I hope. I see the abundance of leaves coming out of the ground. When they arrive, it’s as if Monet visited the side of my house. This dress from Spooky Mistwallow that she is featuring at Fashionart, with its lovely abstract flower print and elegant long shape, reminded me of those irises. Spooky does use mesh templates, but she does more than just throw a texture on. She understands the silhouette of the mesh and includes artistic touches such as flower at the shoulder and this long flexi translucent scarf with a gorgeous texture to turn the dress from simply cute to gorgeously sexy.

I spent a fair amount of time finding shoes to go with the dress and discovered Freya Olivieri’s lovely sandals for Slink feet that include a texture change HUD to manage the bow, inner and outer soles and the heel. It was a perfect match!

Iris

Inka Mexicola has lately been giving us tender, expressive skins that include beautifully shaped brows, eyes and lips. I love the coloring on this skin that is being sold at The Dressing Room Fusion (which means it’s a ridiculously low price). I was so delighted to match the orchids in Carina Larsen’s new up do with the eye make-up in the skin and the flowers on Spooky’s dress. That bright blue and lavender combo is gorgeous and reminds me of the beautiful irises soon to come.

Iris

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. ~ D H Lawrence

Hair: Amacci Hair Sol ~ Natural Brown with * Amacci Hair Flowers ~ Orchids (Sol) by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: Essences – Siggy TDRF01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

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

Dress: :KR: Oils On Velvet Gown – Purple  by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock , available at Fashionart *

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

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set I HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: *MC* Heartbreaker Sandals – Lilac – [Slink Av Enhancement] by Freya Olivieri for Mon Cheri

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