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

We on Fire

We on Fire

Get up, stand up, throw your hands up
Welcome to the other land of
Dreamers brothers sisters others
Yeah we on fire like that

Oh the bond is deeper than skin
The kind of club that we’re in
The kind of love that we give
Oh ever since the dawn of mankind
We all belong to a tribe
It’s good to know this one’s mine

~ “Fire” by Gavin DeGraw

We on Fire

If you use the Firestorm client, you would have to be blind not to see that it’s the fifth anniversary of the client, quite an auspicious occasion when Jessica Lyon spun the Phoenix viewer off from the original upstart Emerald viewer and then it morphed into the Firestorm viewer. Jessica has managed to imbue the project with kindness, helpfulness, and innovation with her calm and kind leadership.

Once again, the KittyCatS have made a commemorative kitten given out for free that has all the bells and whistles of the regulars ones, including breedability. Click this little darling and you can wear it on your shoulder, hold it in your arms, or cuddle with it. I ran down and picked one up, taking her along for the ride on my Haya 2015 from Turlaccor Mode. I had been noticing awesome photos by Darkley Aeon of these bikes on Flickr and so I got the chance to blog one myself (and will be showing more). Rideable and fun, the bikes also include many poses, effects and of course, exquisitely crafted details, as you can see here. Turlaccor is clearly a motorbike aficionado, with an eye for sexy speed. (All the poses you see me on the bike are unaltered poses included with the bike.)

We on Fire

Of course, I had to look the part and the first item that came to mind were Bax Coen’s smokin’ hot newly redone thigh high boots, which fit perfectly to the Maitreya mesh body. With materials, the metallic books in black are wickedly sexy, especially paired with mesh short shorts from Beanster Potato and a leather vest from Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus. Paul and Bast also offer a great motorcycle helmet with all sorts of texture options, which I donned as I took my kitten for a ride. (Safety first, right?) My skin is sawsan Secretspy’s newest for the Designer Showcase, a lovely sexy look that comes complete with all sorts of mesh body appliers.

We on Fire

Hair: AD – cointreau by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Helmet: L&B S’wear “Racing” Ladies Motorcycle Helmet by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Perla Golden Designer Circle by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

Eyes: .ID. September Eyes / Amber 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

Top: L&B Swear “Teese” Leather Halter Corset by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Shorts: 20.FIVE Mesh: Mini Shorts by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Boots: BAX Regency Boots Metallic all Colors (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

My friend: KittyCatS! – Firestorm FireFlurry by KittyCatS for KittyCatS, free for the Firestorm 5th Anniversary

Motorcycle: Haya 2015 Orange/Black – Extreme by Turlaccor Mode for Turlaccor Custombike *

We on Fire

Leather Power

Leather Power

My uniform is leather and my power is my age. ~ KISS

Leather Power

When I don leather, even in SL, I feel a sudden surge of power. Not sure what it is—wearing the skin of an animal, the smell, the squeak. Today I feel especially powerful as all the pieces I wear were made for the Maitreya Lara body and fit perfectly so I spent less time adjusting my shape and alphas and more time playing. Start with the corset top from Tatyana Ultsch, which comes with a texture-change HUD with an assortment of colors for the main leather (belts always black). Then add the harness mesh pants Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus just released, especially fitted to the body. With their elaborate HUD, you can change the color of the main leather, the color of the harness, and the metal. I clicked around to find a look I liked then put on Glamistry’s higher than high heeled pumps with their own brilliant clicky texture-change HUD. Accessories like the color from Sora Tatham at Shiny Shabby and Tatyana Ultsch’s cuffs complete this look.

Leather Power

I donned one of AtomicSparkle Skytower’s newer skins with brows and lips and used her body applier to fit everything together. With Audrey Lamede’s new eyes for The Men’s Dept, I think I made a pretty but intense look, which is what you want your best leather-wearing powerful woman to have. Jourdanmcmillan’s sexy side-swept hair, on which I applied an ombre texture, completes the look perfectly.

Leather Power

 

Hair: RAMA x B&B Hair :: Magda. by jourdanmcmillan for Bold & Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-MILA-Sunblush-Lt-Rokk with *Verve* Mila-Brow-Black and *VERVE* Mila-Lip-Plum by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE* *

Hairbase: KMADD Hairbase (tintable) ~ The Core by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises

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

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

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

Corset: :::i::: Overbust Corset – Maitreya Lara by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Pants: L&B S’Wear  (*Fitted* LARA) “Harness” Leather Pants by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Collar: ::GB:: Zoe circle choker female by Sora Tatham for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby

Cuffs: :::insanya::: Captive Cuffs Arm by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Shoes: Glamistry : MALVA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie *

Leather Power

Drive

Drive

Grab the keys and let’s go for a ride

~ “Drive” by Dornik

Drive

The theme for SL12B this year is “What Dreams May Come” and having a backstage pass gives me a lot of insight into people’s dreams. I toodled around the sims on a motorcycle by NiR McBride that I got The Men’s Dept after I finished my own exhibit and enjoyed the views that are developing. Of course, nothing is completed, so I was careful to skirt around and not show anything that isn’t already kinda public, like the awesome Auditorium.

I put on an easy look—the new outfit Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have released at their store, a set of their best pieces in black—jacket, jeans and boots plus a tank add-on that includes a HUD with several texture choices. This is a great entry level into their stuff and lets you test out the fit for yourself. (And the fit over my Maitreya body is fantastic).

Drive

Shylah Honey’s newest hair for On9 was my go-to look for this adventure with the wild wavy locks pulled to the side. I have put Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin applier on the Lotte head from Jadenarts. She is selling this set at the Chapter Four and I have to say, it’s sublime. The freckled version is gorgeous.Sunglasses from Glamistry with his great texture-change HUD keep the glow out. (“Future’s so bright I gotta wear shades…”)

Drive

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Lexique by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at On9 *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-LOTTE v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] London (LeLutka Applier) (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: [theSkinery] Chocolate eyes – Truffles by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery]

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Outfit (including boots): L&B Swear “Drift Mesh” Leather Jacket Outfit by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Sunglasses: Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2003 by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Motorcycle: [sau]Kuazi[lite][TMD][Matt Black] by NiR McBride for [sau]motors, available at The Men’s Dept

Drive

Spring Again

Spring Again

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring Again

I know every season Serene Footman changes up his sim at Prides Crossing so I went down to take a peek and I was much rewarded with springtime beauty on the sea. I wandered the grounds, nearly avoided a wild turkey, petted his dog and took a few photos of myself in this lovely dress from Giz Seorn, which she has at Shiny Shabby this month. Available in several colors, the dress combines very real mesh details (not just textures but actual cut out shapes) with a lovely springtime lightness. With a beautifully framed cut-out back, the dress is a must have. I paired it perfectly with flower-embellished sandals from HauteCoutureDesign.

Spring Again

JuneMonteiro brings spring time freshness to Skin Fair with her line of skins that also all come with TMP appliers. She includes four eyebrow options and a ton of luscious lipsticks and glittering eye shadows plus Slink appliers. These skins are truly hand-drawn with elegant features. Truth Hawks has issued a number of new hairs this past week including this side swept look with straight bangs upon which I placed one of Jacinda Jaxxon’s Coachella Bound gacha hair flowers.

Spring Again

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

Skin: .:JUMO:. Alexa Skin Cream Brown Brows with .:JUMO:. Alexa Lips Bourbon by JumoFashion for .:JUMO:., available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Dress: GizzA – Cara Dress [Plum] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hair flowers: {le fil casse} coachella bound! flowerchild hair cluster spring by Jacinda Jaxxon for le fil casse

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Pink2] *Slink* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Poute- Lolitta Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Photos taken at Prides Crossing, assembled by Serene Footman

Spring Again

Gypsy Soul

Gypsy Soul

“I have always considered myself a free spirit with a Gypsy soul surrendering gratefully to wherever life takes me.” – Melanie Moushigian Koulouris

Gypsy Soul

Shiny Shabby’s next round opens today and it’s, as you can see, chock full of Boho goodness. If you are a fan of a gypsy soul, then you will score at this event as I did. First you have the wonderfully textured and meshed jacket from Rucy Byron, a piece that comes in several neutral tones that all look like fine suede so you can mix it with other pieces. It also includes an undershirt, but I chose to go with a tank from LacunaInc, carefully fitting it under the jacket and over my mesh body (which is mostly alpha’d out—go figure). I matched it to one of Sissy Pessoa’s fabulous maxi skirts, the entire set in many colors but also with great leathery/suede textures and a lace inset. I matched up the look with a handbag from the UnitedColorsTeam which is rigged mesh, so grab a demo before buying to see if it fits you as you like. I accessorized with a great necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed.

 

Gypsy Soul

Skin Fair is still going strong, and Inka Mexicola is one of the sponsors of the Fair, so it’s a double treat because you get several of Inka’s newest skins exclusively. I like Inka’s line because she includes appliers for everything, including the Belleza mesh body, which many creators have forgone because of the different UV maps on the hands and feet. Inka, with true skill, managed to create the applier for this body as well as others like the Maitreya, and she includes a great choice of brows and a set of beautiful lipsticks.

Mina Nakamura is also participating in Shiny Shabby this round with a great hair with a bandana that also includes your choice of textures on her handy HUD. And I had to show Kunst Himmel’s rugs again because I am totally hooked on them (no pun intended). Rugs always seem to be my final choice to pull an interior look all together, and I will be using this set of rugs over and over in my decorating. It’s worth a few pulls of the gacha!

Gypsy Soul

Hair: MINA HUD – Jacky – Fatpack by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: Essences [Fortuna] medium01 *blonde* with Essences {Lucky Charm: Lipstick04} by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Jeans by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit H&F by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Jacket: !APHORISM! Vintage Leather Jacket – Pale Brown by Rucy Byron for Aphorism, available at Shiny Shabby *

Top: *LACUNA* Tetroz Tank – Rouge by LacunaInc for Lacuna *

Skirt: Baiastice_Joan-Long Suede skirt-Rose by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Malina Stone – Group 5 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Handbag: UC_Boho_bag_women_L_Brown_red by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rugs: [ kunst ] – Boho carpets by Kunst Himmel for [kunst], available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Gypsy Soul