The Girl Who Reads

The Girl Who Reads

I want a girl who reads
Who needs the written word
& uses the added vocabulary
She gleans from novels and poetry
To hold lively conversation
In a range of social situations

~ “I want a girl who reads” by Mark Grist (PLEASE click! It’s awesome!)

The girl who reads

I have been keeping this wonderful poem in mind for a blog for months now. It’s one of my very favorite YouTube poetry performances because I am the “girl who reads”! (Latest book: The Magician King by Lev Grossman.) One of the greatest pleasures in my life is reading, as my five dedicated readers of this blog know. So I think Mark Grist and I have a date with destiny because I “love the classics and the classics are dirty.”

I put together this look inspired by Kaśyapa, who sent me the stack of books from Nama Gearz and helped me find the glasses from damascusvera, and his inspiration reminded me of this great poem. It all fell into place once he helped me. This sweater dress from Kinu Mayako is one of her exclusives at the Thrift Shop, marked down because everything at Thrift Shop is marked down. It includes a texture change HUD that allows different choices for the collar and cuffs and the main sweater. My leggings from Soda Domela are a gacha at the Thrift Shop and includes a Phat Azz applier. My darling boots are a set from Cyclic Gears that she is selling at The Pier Market for their sea monster theme and are 50% off for the event through the month of November.

The girl who reads

I kind of thought this new skin from Inka Mexicola looks like that bookish girl from the American TV show, Modern Family, played by Ariel Winter. She has the same glowing skin, luscious pretty features, blushing cheeks and voluptuousness that Inka’s skin has. This pretty skin is available at the Dressing Room Fusion at a ridiculously low price.

My colored toque is a fabulous hair from Nix Marabana, who includes the hat and hair with a great texture change HUD that includes a lot more hat choices than this one. Kaśyapa led me to these dorky glasses from damascusvera and of course, sent me books from Naima Gearz because he knows I am a girl who likes to read.

The girl who reads

Hair: Anachron – Tuque Hair Female – Diversity by Nix Marabana for Anachron, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Skin: Essences {Loulou – TDRF} Medium01 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at the Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: .ID. Brooding Eyes – Dark Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Sweater: [ SAKIDE ] Ingenue Laine Dress by Kinu Mayako for [ SAKIDE ], available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Leggings: *Bubblefish* 80’s Leggings #12 by Soda Domela for *Bubblefish*, available at Thrift Shop 7.0 *

Glasses: O.M.E.N – Studded Horn-Rim Glasses by damascusvera for O.M.E.N

Books: ::Static:: Bookworm One-handed Multiple by Nama Gearz for ::Static::

Pen: Bay City Bugle Pen (copy and share!) by Kasabian Robonaught for the Bay City Bugle

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

Boots: [LVLE] Bathynomus – Ladies – FATPACK by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE, available at The Pier Market *

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

Diana

Diana

Diana, she loves me
No innocence or compromise
Diana, she loves me
The only way she knows

~ “Diana” by Paolo Nutini

Diana

This sexy, sophisticated song seems to match the look I put together for today, so let’s call her “Diana.” First is Harry Hyx’s on spot top, a constructed tunic, sleeveless and belted in front with a graphically appealing open back and asymmetric hemline. This mesh piece is wonderfully rigged and fits very well with a great alpha. Underneath I chose wide-leg slacks from Datrip Blackbart, which he will have at the next Showroom. New boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo, discounted at this month’s Thrift Shop, finish the look.

Diana

Umazuma Metaluna’s newest skin as the most arresting eyes, verging on a beautiful maturity that gives the skin a ton of character and reveals a woman of substance, not just a pretty princess. With Uma’s characteristic sensuously full lips (which I adored with her customizable lipstick from another set), the skin includes a beautiful hairbase and her lush skin tones. Truth Hawks just came out with another wavy long style, with curls corkscrewing down beautifully with his lovely textures. And Maxi Gossamer presents this artistic set of jewelry at Collabor88, a fatpack in one with her texture change scripts.

Diana

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

Skin: [theSkinnery] Meysha – November Moon (toffee) DB+H CL1 with [theSkinnery] Valerie Lip Intensity 1 (new) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at November Moon *

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – black coffee by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Top: ISON – bandage back top – (plum) by Harry Hyx for Ison, available at Collabor88 *

Slacks: Legal Insanity – autumn flared pants rose by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Showroom *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Ring – Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands:Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant and Elegant 1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Maai Slink * Fingernails * Darling by Snow Wolfhunter for Maai

Boots: Essenz – Helsinki (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Thrift Shop *

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

Ruby Pearl

Ruby Pearl

Well, I’ve got a woman named a-Ruby Pearl
A be-boppin’ baby in a be-boppin’ world
She’s got the rhythm from her head to her feet
She knows at first every brand new beat
Ruby Pearl, hey, hey-hey, Ruby Pearl
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Pearl

~ “Ruby Pearl” by Jackie Lee Cochran

Ruby Pearl

A be-boppin’ girl, our Ruby Pearl, with a great mesh dress from the just-opened Thrift Shop with all the great attributes of a rockabilly look. With a full mesh skirt (underlain with a cleverly-crafted alpha that includes lace at the edge), this dress with big blowsy roses is a lovely look from Blacknesslectra. To go from sweet to more rockabilly, I added a tattoo from Antonia Marat (still the best rockabilly I can find on the grid) and pearls and earrings from Plurabelle Laszlo, that will soon be featured at the Jewelry Fair. Finally, wicked stiletto shoes from Beanster Potato with a texture change HUD  for the little triangle insets allowed me to match my shoes to the look while having that edgy high heeled look that good rockabilly needs.

Ruby Pearl

Of course, the whole look was started because of this fabulous new style from Truth Hawks with the side rolls and long wavy locks. He made the hair in two versions so you get two for one in your box, but I preferred this look, especially with the fabulous skin that Sawsan Secretspy has made for the Unique Varied Event. She includes several lipsticks and eyeshadows and this wickedly great eyeliner with the skin. I wore the cleavage version with this dress because it makes sense. CarrieAnn Lemon’s great plain nail color set from the Thrift Shop completes my look.

 

 

 

 

Ruby Pearl

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Tulip 2 by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Aurora Tan Nat CL with .::WoW Skins::: Eyeliner and .::WoW Skins::. Aurora – BabyPink Lips by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Unique Varied Event *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Prisma~ Ice Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Dress: +MC+Hey Darling!Roses by Blacknesslectra for Macabre, available at Thrift Shop

Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Margarita – pastel rose – Necklace and Earrings by Plurabelle Laszlo for .Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Jewelry Fair (opening September 13) *

Tattoo: /artilleri/ maggie tattoo (no chest) by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

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

Nail appliers: ! ellemeno ! colored nails by CarrieAnn Lemon for Ellemeno, available at Thrift Shop

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: DN Mesh: Akaline Heels by beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

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

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 *