Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fresh Start

I woke up this morning with a song in my heart and a cute dress in my inventory. With its perfect plaid and darling bow at the neck, this dress from Yurin Wirefly is ideal for a fresh start to the day. My darling little shoes from Jaxie Oceanlane were a find at some sale months ago and I finally found an outfit to show them off to their full glory. My purse is an inexpensive find from Delia Linette (I bought up the store at 5L a pop).

Fresh Start

This updo from chiaki Xue is her latest release—a little more “girly” than her usual and a welcome addition to the grid with its color change hairband and poofy ponytail. (I have a photo of my mom in a style very similar to this—just as pretty—but I might get in trouble for showing it publicly.) My skin is Tyr Rozenblum’s latest, fresh and pretty with elaborate eye makeup and bee-stung lips. The skin tone and the “sunburn” across the nose and upper cheeks is especially delish.

Fresh Start

Fresh, fresh, baby.

Hair: **Dura-Girl21**(Blonde) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Grixdale – Teagan 2 – Honey – Draft –  Br by Tyr Rozenblum for Grixdale *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: -Collect*- Check halter onepiece_Blue by Yurin Wirefly for –Collect”-

Purse: !!KKBB!! Annika Purse – Flower Girl by Delia Linette for kisskissbangbang

Bangles: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Boho bangles (blue) by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels

Shoes: *RRS* Desiree Bleu by Jaxie Oceanlane for Rose River Saloon

Summertime

Summertime

Perfect song on the radio
Sing along ’cause it’s one we know
It’s a smile, it’s a kiss
It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime
Sweet summertime

~ Kenny Chesney, “Summertime”

Summertime

A breath of fresh air, the scent of lilacs on the breeze, a little sunshine, and summer is finally here! This calls for a summer dress with little flowers and cool fluttery sleeves and Eclectic Wingtips’ sweet summer frock fills the ticket perfectly. Her prims fit perfectly—a great use of flexis and sleeves with seams in exact sync.

Summertime

My beautiful visage is provided by Tyr Rozenblum, who debuted this skin at a Lazy Sunday sale. She is doing a set of makeups soon to come, and I am excited to see how she dresses up this fresh young face with makeup. My long flowing locks are from Kavar Cleanslate. The one thing that always bums me out is his hair is static—it goes through avatar arms and shoulders—it’s not always great for a moving avatar, and I know that’s not always easily overcome. However it’s lovely for portraiture, especially the blonde coloring.

Summertime

Finally, these shoes, which I could not RESIST showing here and now—new stilettos from Siddean Munro. These shoes are what I call “sex on a stick” but in this case, “sex on a pointy stiletto heel.” They are entirely unfeasible in RL but perfect for SL with the curvy foot the string-bound feet, lovely ties, and delicious pretty toes. And matching these was a no-brainer for me. I mean, literally easy as pie, and I stink at matching (though I am starting to think some of the shoes I can’t match are what stink).

Summertime

And the living is easy….

Hair: Exile Tempest/champagne by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile

Skin: Grixdale – Teagan 2 – Honey – Sparrow – BL by Tyr Rozenblum for Grixdale

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Egyptian Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: e! Algernon Dress (Pink) by Eclectic Wingtips for E! Eclectic Apparel *

Hat: SAIKIN straw floppy hat plain by saikin Inaka for SAIKIN

Shoes: Slink Lulu Stilettos White by Siddean Munro for SLink *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Knitting with Balls

Everyone is wondering where I have been this weekend. I have been knitting. It’s kind of become an obsession. And there is a half price sale on yarn at Michael’s. Goodness—this spells trouble. I found a book about men knitting called “Knitting with Balls,” and some of the best knitters I see online are male. So today I am a male knitter.

Knitting with Balls

The needles are put away. Our guy came up with this great sweater. Some of the best knitters are I know are male so this pattern would have been no difficulty. (The truth is that Floatie Hock made this terrific sweater. Just play along with me here.) His jeans are manly work jeans from Callie Cline, who knows what she likes in men.

Knitting with Balls

Our guy’s skin is an exclusive at the Euphoria sim and a new offering from Brox Riaxik. With its very defined features, it’s not malleable to just any shape but once you find the right one, it’s a great look and you won’t run around looking like every other guy. I really like the eyebrows and the whisker work, and his eyes are beautifully expressive. My scarf is woven by Tyr Rozenblum–not knitted but the skull cap is something our guy whipped up while he was laid up with rugby injuries (dude is manly—really!). Cocoro Lemon provided the pattern and the yarn.

Knitting with Balls

My favorite male knitter—Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed:

Cap: *COCO*Homme_KnitCap_Black(skull) by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Skin: [ DNA ] .::.:HARMONY:.::. [_TYPE 3A_] [_BALD_]   CHIN BEARD by Brox Riaxik for [ DNA Cloning Facility ], available exclusively at Euphoria *

Sweater: HB – Ira – Plum by Floatie Hock for Hell Bop

Pants: “mainLine” denim dark black jeans by caLLie cLine for caLLie cLine *

Scarf: Tyranny – Draped Scarf – Autumn Plaid by Tyr Rozenblum for Tyranny

Shoes: DB – Brown by Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers Creepers *