To Seduce

To Seduce

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. ~ Voltaire

To Seduce

I am guessing that Voltaire was suggesting in his quote something more about winning the hearts and minds of the populace but I think the suggested double meaning has great play for this set of photos, which I took at Corruption. (Thank you again for selling group membership to allow rezzing.)

To Seduce

Mariska Simon’s new lingerie is based on appliers, and Mariska has done a wonderful job of lining up seams and making the translation of image to seduction magic. I have tried on several lingerie appliers that have bad seams or simply don’t wow me, but Mariska’s is top notch from the straps to garter straps. And she attends to all the details, which is part of any good seduction, including the styling. The balconette bra barely gives a glimpse of the nipples and has an intriguing lace racer back. Platform show girl shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she is featuring at On9, and Maxi Gossamer’s dreamy drop of pearls and starburst earrings and ring for Collabor88 complete my look.

To Seduce

Sawsan Secretspy has recently release a slew of new skins for events and this lovely look is her featured item for Black Dot. It’s simply a Catwa applier without makeups included, but I took advantage of the lipstick colors Catwa includes in the HUD to tint up my lips. (The liner comes with the skin.) Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely long locks for Collabor88 finishes my look with their elegant volume and her gorgeous textures.

To Seduce

Hair: Clawtooth: Spirits – Brunettes Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.5 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 EVA Darktan Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Menage A Trios: Lace Shelf Bralett Set 9 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Front, MG – Earrings – Alysia Pearls, and MG – Ring – Alysia Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Riga (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Corruption

To Seduce

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Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

That red carpet has to be felt to be believed. ~ Willam H. Macy

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

I decked myself in red for the red carpet today in honor of Harper Ganesvoort’s 7th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest. Every year, Harper honors the Oscars by soliciting photos from around the grid and awarding prizes for the best photos. She is offering more than 50,000L in prizes this year (yeah) with 25,000L going to the first place and money prizes being awarded to the next six. That’s a lot of Oscar gold (and considerably generous for Harper)! The contest runs from January 8 to February 28, and all the details of the contest can be found here.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Needless to say, I will not be entering these “photos” into the contest, but I sure enjoyed Harper’s suggestion we “imagine ourselves on the red carpet at Dolby Theater.” (I am kind of of mixed feeling about combining avatars with RL photos, and I feel guilty as heck for erasing Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett to put myself in their place.) I thought it was a fabulous way to show off this latex dress from Sienia Trevellion, which is her exclusive at ROMP and is available in two colors. I accessorized with pumps from Glamistry, part of a promotion that I explained in my previous blog entry. I probably should have gotten a piece of jewelry in there too but I was too excited to get this announcement out to find something. Hint: Olaenka Chesnokov has a set of “Premiere” poses at her store.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

I was also inspired by Tabata Jewell’s glamorous, almost vintage style for Hairology this round. With rolls on top and a sensuous lock coming to the front, it’s a sort of old-school glam with a rockabilly twist. Umazuma Metaluna’s newest skin for the LeLutka heads, available at Seasons Story, is dressed up with lipstick appliers Uma features in her store and eyeliner from LotusAmbrosa. I thought it looked fabulous on the Ever but will easily play as well on one of the other LeLutka heads.

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Hair: Vanity Hair:Little Steps(F)-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier:  [theSkinnery] Dunya (LeLutka Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at Season’s Story *

Eyeliner applier: :: Lola May :: Lelutka Applier:  Winged Liner Full Pack by LotusAmbrosa for Lola May

Lipstick applier:  [theSkinnery] Matte Lip Potion (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery] *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #9 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Lark – Latex Dress Red by Sienia Trevellion for Lark, available at ROMP

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Chance

Chance

shopping chance: the chance of finding something magnificent on a shopping trip when you need nothing at all ~ Urban Dictionary

Chance

Threw my purse in the car and took off shopping. It’s just one of those days when I hope I might find a perfect something by chance, a sort of psychic gacha. I know I had lucked out yesterday with this gorgeous dress from StellaJane that includes a texture change HUD with a ton of gorgeous east Asian silk textures (like nothing I have quite seen before in SL). Lush and beautiful, I could choose a number of different looks off the one HUD at a great price. I loved how she got the texture so satiny with perfect proportion. I paired with it Glamistry’s new strappy platforms, sexy and simple with his great texture change HUD to control different parts of the shoe. Lovely earrings from AvaGardner Kungler, a great find from On9, and my Arcade gacha handbag from Fashionboi Landar, and I was set to shop ‘til I dropped.

Chance

Inka Mexicola will be releasing a set of makeups on a medium01 skin for the Cosmetic Fair. They are lovely and compliment different looks without being too outre as some gacha skins can be. My hair is Shylah Honey’s lovely side-parted and brushed look for Tres Chic, which is opening in a couple days. I love these pretty blue eyes from Audrey Lamede from The Men’s Dept. (Yes, eyes are unisex—”pretty” on women and “handsome” on men.) I rode in style at !ndustry with Wavie Haller’s rockin’ convertible from the Arcade.

Chance

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Donna Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*,, available at Tres Chic (opening September 17) *

Skin: Essences {AmelieRR01} Medium01 *brunette* RARE by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Cosmetic Fair *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Dress: Stellajane Strapless Mini Dress – East Asian Silk by StellaJane for Stella Jane *

Handbag: Rowne.A.u Dix Leather Bag – Powder by Fashionboi Landar for Rowne, available at the Arcade

Earrings: (Kunglers) Blanche earring  – Tropical by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at On9 *

Shoes: Glamistry : CYNARA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Wheels: [Con.] Wax On/Wax Off Convertible – Navy by Wavie Haller for Consignment, available at the Arcade

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang

Photos taken at !ndustry

Shopping Trip

Maria

Maria

She moves like she don’t care
Smooth as silk, cool as air
Ooh it makes you wanna cry
She doesn’t know your name

She walks like she don’t care
Walkin’ on imported air
Ooh, it makes you wanna die

Ooh, don’t you wanna take her?
Ooh, wanna make her all your own?

~ “Maria” by Blondie

Maria

Mami Jewell is now a classic in SL. I remember when she was just starting out and I was amazed by her textures and use of prims and system pieces. Now she’s “established,” which says as much about how old I am in SL as how long she has persisted as a designer. Mami has recently remodeled her store, and as an incentive to get people there, she has taken many of her dresses and made a limited color version at a discount price for the grand opening. Available through October 31 (which gives you plenty of time to browse and come back for more), the dresses will no longer be sold after the sale is over. One such is this elegant dress, done in turquoise with a gorgeous brocade texture and Mami’s distinctive satiny flexi prims. It comes with a feather boa I chose not to use.

I paired Mea Carnell’s gorgeous necklace for Cosmopolitan with the dress and Kuranosuke Kamachi’s wavy lush ‘do for Shiny Shabby with the outfit. Equally elegant Nicole Button’s newest skin, a beautiful take on a Lebanese woman with luscious lips and a refined nose and gorgeous eyes. Nicole’s skins come with appliers for many mesh bodies so you can get the face of your dreams for your mesh body. Photos were taken at the gorgeous Debauch club.

Maria

Hair: =DeLa*= “Collete” Hud (Dark Browns) by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: Egozy.Jolina (Golden).SOFT by Nicole Button for Egozy *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Iolanda  /Turquoise by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: Meva Gujarat Necklace Gold by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Poses by AnneMarit Jarvinen for Katink

Taken using the LumiPro HUD V3.41 by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Debauch

Maria

The Look of Love

The Look of Love

The look of love is in your eyes
A look your smile can’t disguise
The look of love is saying so much more than just words could ever say
And what my heart has heard, well it takes my breath away

~ “The Look of Love” as performed by Diana Krall

The Look of Love

As the whole grid universe knows, Siddean Munro came out with a mesh body for men, so of course, I dragged my alt out and got him set up with a body and a smokin’ skin from Reishiprophet. Of course, then I had to show him off a bit, so staged these photos at Elysion and dressed up for a romantic interlude—with myself. Of course, I had to be sexy as all get out so I donned the new lingerie from Erratic Rain for Collabor88, fitted perfectly to the Maitreya mesh body with hardly a pixel between me and its sexy leather. Since it includes cuffs and a gold chain harness, I didn’t need jewelry but these new shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo were a perfect match with their single buckle and stiletto heels.

The Look of Love

Aleida Rhode will be coming out with a new skin soon and allowed me a preview, which I wore and fell in love with. (Hence, my “look of love.”) It will come with appliers for everything and you can see how amazing it looks on the Maitreya body. My assymmetric long do is courtesy of Kavar Cleanslate for Collabor88. With a kajillion color options, you can find the look you love.

The Look of Love

Hair: Exile::Songbird by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Elysium – Fatima skin – mocha by Aleida Rhode for Elysium (soon to be released)

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Lingerie: erratic / scarlett –  black by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Collabor88 *

Shoes: Essenz – Antalya (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Shot at Elysion

 

On ”him”:

Skin: *Nivaro* Slink Body/Omega – Skin Appliers – Summer Tone by ReishiProphet for Nivaro

Body: Slink Physique Male by Siddean Munro for Slink

The Look of Love