The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

“How peaceful life would be without love. How safe, how tranquil… and how dull.” ~ Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

Valentine’s Day is coming up so a long of roses are going to be gifted through Marketplace in the next couple weeks.I am wearing an outfit from Ariadna Garrigus that’s a taste of sexy for strolling the grid. With mesh jeans, a draped silky tank and a nicely shaped jacket on top, it’s a great look for going out or shopping. I wore Senzati0n Domenitzo’s boots for Shiny Shabby with it and Maxi Gossamer’s new heart-filled pearl choker for Fameshed. It has color change for both black and white.

The Name of the Rose

Not everyone on the grid is sold on mesh heads yet, and this skin is a beautiful look for a Valentine. This time she has blond brows, so I am able to wear one of Queue Marlowe’s gorgeous new lush looks with abundant curls.

The Name of the Rose

Hair: AD – deborah – LIGHT BLONDES by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin:  .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Victoria Bronze by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at SWANK *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Gigi eye -Deep Blue- by Keiba for [UMEBOSHI], available at SaNaRae

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

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

Outfit: ***ArisAris~Gara23~Light My Fire by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Constanina – Low Neck by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Boots: Essenz – Glasgow (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Goizane for Fashiowl, available at the Thrift Shop (opening February 7) *

The Name of the Rose

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

More dispatches from Hair Fair.

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

The hits, they keep on coming. How often have you heard something silly like that on the radio, but in this case it’s true. Today’s hit are the hairs Thora Charron is offering at Hair Fair. It’s a treat every year to see what she comes up with because her hair releases are not frequent, so a whole set of them sets the grid afire.

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

And it’s with reason everyone’s so excited. Thora has again presented a strong collection, hairs which are elegant yet casual, go-tos for every day use. With individual tendrils and locks of hair curling around, differentiated waves and pretty

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

Of course I had to try the hairs with a LeLutka head and I opted for one of Monicuzza Babenco’s appliers, which is available at Shiny Shabby for the last days of the event before it recycles. My top is part of a darling dress Kiddo Oh is featuring at Mesh Avenue, one that includes a HUD for changing the belt colors. It’s great to see Kiddo doing casualwear as well as formal.

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Thora Charron for LeLutka, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • LeLutka.Dakota hair
  • LeLutka.Delila hair
  • LeLutka.Deanna hair
  • LeLutka.Demi hair

Mesh head: LeLutka Karin HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Black (med) by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

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

Dress: Clementine Grey by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Mesh Avenue *

Poses by Olivia LaLonde for Le Poppycock

LeLutka at Hair Fair 2015

Solitude

Solitude

“Trees’re always a relief, after people.” ~ David Mitchell

Solitude

I am an introvert. I like my alone time a lot. I like quiet. So a walk in the woods is a good thing, and dressed as a woman warrior, I can let my inner fierce out. I dressed this way because two elements I wanted to show: first, these great mesh gladiator sandals with knee pads from Erratic Rain, which she is featuring at Uber. Available in several colors, the sandals are great for any kind of RL or a sexy summer look. My outfit is one of ValentinaEvangelista’s great mesh pieces. She makes her own mesh, and it’s not easy rigging clothes to fit well and also doing the fantastic textures she makes. If you want original mesh, that’s the place to go.

Solitude

The other reason I did this look was to show off Shylah Honey’s hair for We Love Roleplay. Shylah (and her husband Tommy Fairplay) also do all original mesh pieces. This side-swept ‘do comes in 20 shades on their texture-change HUD and includes the feathers on the side, perfect for RP. My skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s exclusive for 24 Squared. She will only be selling 150 copies total and once they are gone, they are gone. The skin comes with a generous number of lipsticks and eye makeups plus freckles and of course, cleavage, so it’s a very unique look for a lucky few.

Solitude

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Koko Rigged-Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at We Love Roleplay *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Bronze  with .::WoW Skins::. Orange Lips Tattoo B/DT (ADD ME) and .::WoW Skins::. Black eyeliner (Bonus) by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at 24 Squared *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Moca moca eyes -Light Brown- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Outfit: :V.e. Sophia Two Piece Cocoa by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E.

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Fern’s Trinket and Bead Necklace – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at  FaMESHed *

Headpiece and Earrings: Legal Insanity – Ashanti Headband Black with Ashanti Earrings – Black  by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at the Showroom *

Bracers: .random.Matter. – Baratheon Bracers – Brown by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter, available at We Love Roleplay *

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

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

Shoes: erratic / valena – gladiator sandals / espresso by Erratic Rain for erratic, available at Uber *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at the Chakyrn Forest

Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

~ “Butterfly” by Mariah Carey

Spread Your Wings

Soon the butterflies will be out, flitting around flowers, spreading joy. I can’t wait. In the meantime, I can fill my home with colors and butterflies, specifically this furniture Kaerri Rae is selling at the EB Awareness Event with part of the proceeds going to Debra of America for research into Epidermolysis Bullosa. I wrote about the disease and a classmate who had it yesterday, but as I was listening to this song by Mariah Carey, I was thinking about the bravery of the parents of such children. The song talks about letting some you love spread their wings and fly and for a parent of a child who is so easily injured, what a leap of faith to let their butterfly out into the dangerous world. That’s why support of the patients of EB is so important. It would be wonderful to see these Butterfly Children fly.

I wear Ivy Burner’s darling sun dress for the Monochromatic Fair. This is a kind of essential party piece in my mind—perfect for casual dances, beach parties or shopping. The flowered texture is almost retro and the lined hem and belt makes the dress pop. My shoes from Pill Kanto are his interpretation of pumps with a open sole, which he is selling at L’accessoires. (Shouldn’t it be “Les accessoires”? I keep getting tripped up by this.)

Spread Your Wings

My fresh and beautiful skin from Sawsan Secretspy was a natural for this look. The pale red lips, the gorgeously lined eyes with a touch of yellow give my red dress a bit of glamour and a little retro touch. With Circe Ishtari’s newest hair, a combo updo ponytail with click-to-tint color menu, this pretty red ensemble compliments the butterfly décor.

Spread Your Wings

So flutter through the sky
Butterfly
Spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

Hair: Tokyo.Girl Hair Ariane [all color] ~updo tail~ by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Leilani Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Spring Break Fair *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Seal- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: ~Sassy!~ April dress – red by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~, available at the Monochromatic Fair *

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

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

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

Shoes: MIAMAI_Organica pumps – carmine by Pill Kanto for Miamai, available at L’accessoires *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Fair 2014 *

Furniture by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri, available at the EB Awareness Event *

Black Vase With red Hibiscus
Butterfly Cabinet
Butterfly Chair
Piero Butterfly Table R&B
Butterfly Rug
Framed Butterfly Picture

Frolic Bar Chair Left
Frolic Bar Chair Right
Frolic Modern Side Table w/ Gold Trim
Frolic Table Lamp
Modern Coffee Table w Gold Trim
Butterfly Rug 2

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.” ~ Gwyn Thomas

Girl About Town

I never used to enjoy walking. I always felt I needed to be going somewhere to make it worth my while but now I realize it’s the journey that makes walking so much better than driving or even biking. I can see into shop windows, notice the flowers (if they ever return), smile at people, enjoy the fresh air.

Girl About Town

I put together an outfit of different pieces to make my walking fashionable. First is the two piece jacket and shirt from Cecilina, which she is selling at The Chapter Four. Part of the 2-for-1 group, you get the under piece and this jacket. Presumably you can wear the jacket without the under shirt but I like them together. I wear them over leggings from Moonbubble Gothly, who includes a HUD of darling textures for changing things out (as seen above). One pair of pants can be worn SO many times. My messenger bag is from Superjaix in the gachas at The Chapter Four. Made for male avatars, I still managed to make it look good with my girl. And I built my whole look around Cyclic Gear’s darling loafers with contrasting bows. They come in several combinations and she has made them to fit the Slink flat foot or Toddleroos.

Girl About Town

My skin is one of the fresh and lovely skins Umazuma Metaluna is offering at The Chapter Four in a gacha. I have looked at all of them and they are all worth the extra cha-ching, especially this rare with its delicate freckles and cat-eye liner. MissAllSunday Lemon has this new hair out at FaMESHed, and it’s definitely worth a look-see because of its versatile styling and as usual, her great textures.

*** I need to make one big important plug! You NEED to walk to the Basilique Playhouse to see Paradise Lost. As you know, I have blogged it but really, truly, it’s a must-see in SL if you see anything. Tickets have gone on sale. (Don’t worry—I made sure to get mine already so you can’t snatch my opening day seats.) I am so stinkin’ excited to see this and I am a jaded SLer. Get your tickets on Marketplace for 1000L or 1500L at the door. Half of all ticket sales will be donated to the WWF Adopt-A-Gorilla Program for Ihoho, the mountain gorilla (who is should be made into a gacha toy, he’s so cute).

Girl About Town

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.” ~ Wendell Berry

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Sandy Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Haruko 4 (honey) DB CL1 RARE by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at the The Chapter Four *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Mirror eyes Black (med) by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Top: . potcha + 2byte . le ‘bon black inner and . potcha + 2byte . le ‘bon outer (2) by CECILINA For . potcha, available at the The Chapter Four *

Leggings: [ bubble ] Pattern Leggings by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble] *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – True Hearts – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Messenger bag: / XIAJ / Ibi Messenger Bag + olive by superjaix for XIAJ, available at the The Chapter Four *

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

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

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

Shoes: [LVLE] Naenia Slipons – Teal/Lime by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE *

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

Appreciate

Appreciate

Lift up your head
And remember what your life is
Don’t have to give it all away
When you’re left for dead
In the middle of a crisis
You must appreciate the day

~ “Appreciate” by Paul McCartney

Appreciate

My quote is sent out to a friend who has received some bad news, and I want to give him some encouragement. It feels like there is a lot of bad news we receive from friends in SL but the truth is that if we appreciated what we have more, we would *hear* the good news too. The other night a friend who has not been on SL for a while logged on and had the BEST news for me. He had met a beautiful woman in RL and they had gotten married. He spammed me with wedding photos and gosh he was right—she IS beautiful.

None of that is pertinent to this look except the cheer I wish to evoke with the look. Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have come out with a new leather jacket that can have the tank top or not. Both have color-change HUDs and of course, the colors are coordinated with their other pieces, so I wore their more recent skirt release with its absolutely fabulous tushie. (Paul, please consult the mesh ass people and show them how to do it?) The textures are typical L&B—lush, nuanced, perfectly shadowed and tangible. I want to run my hands all over myself just looking at this jacket. And the snakeskin top is amazing. Add great capris from Ivy Burner (who is also a mistress of texture), gorgeous jewelry from Maxi Gossamer, and funky stilettos from NikkiIrene and I have a great look!

Appreciate

I couldn’t help but put on Queue Marlowe’s whimsical hair from Collabor88. As a friend said, How does it do that? Queue won’t do something unless it’s fun and doesn’t let a bad day EVER get her down, which is why it’s always good to have her around, even if it’s in her hair. My skin is Peachiemuah’s newest doll skin with dimples, soft features and pretty eyes. A touch of lipstick from Mocksoup Graves brightens the natural-toned face. Peachiemuah’s skins come with appliers, so you can wear your Slink hands and feet as I did.

Finally, a shout out to my pal, Rogan Diesel, who has finally given us some more girl poses. Keep it up, sunshine!

Appreciate

There’s something there
But you’re frightened to invite it
Beware of pushing it away
Show that you care
And be certain you don’t fight it
You must appreciate the day

Hair: AD – gliese – light blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: {FF Doll} Evie Natural _ no cleavage by PeachieMuah for Fresh Face *

Lipstick: [mock] Cosmetics Pinky Pearl Lipstain (1) (Lip only) by Mocksoup Graves for [mock cosmetics] *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Droplet- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Jacket with tube top: L&B Swear Jacket – “Classic Color” (W) with L&B Swear Tube Top AddOn for Jacket “Classic Color” (W) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Skirt: L&B S’wear (SM) “Leather Mini” FatPack by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Lyra Set by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Bright Set HUD (wear) by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Leggings: ~Sassy!~ Leather capris – blue by Ivy Burner for ~Sassy!~ *

Shoes: !(HR3.0)! Safari Blue Leather Keyhole Platform Pumps by Nikkiirene for HighRize, available at Fi*Fridays

Poses from Vixen by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” ~ Mae West

Too Much of a Good Thing

So too much of a good thing can be a good thing when it’s cantaloupe or spring weather or Sunday afternoon naps. The Girl Scout cookies we just got, on the other hand…. You can never have too much good fashion, however, and LivGlam and K Collection has a way of giving us a lot of a good thing but it’s never enough. Take this sexy dress from Kim Lysette— a simple black and white pattern with subtle red undertones over a long sleeved dress with a low cut back. It’s just enough of too much.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Tobias Convair finished this sectional for FaMESHed in the nick of time for your personal pleasure. With single, couples and adult poses, this handsome piece can fit perfectly in your Convair loft from the last FaMESHED or in any space that needs a modern look and an adult feel. The pillows and blanket are color change, so you can fit it into several color schemes and it comes not only in black but also in brown and white.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Sawsan Secretspy offers this lusciously beautiful skin for the girl who can never have enough of being pretty. With darkly lined eyes and a fresh tangerine lip, this is the skin for the girl who is past red lipstick. My fringed bangs is Mirja Mills’ newest peek-a-boo style with waves flowing over my shoulders. A chic arty ring from AvaGardner Kungler at the Dressing Room Fusion makes this look just right.

Too Much of a Good Thing

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” ~ Ayn Rand

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SHANIA* by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Lina Tan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::. *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Mirror eyes Duo Brown (med) by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: [LG] KC-Winter14- Wonderful Tonight Dress by Kim Lysette for LIV-Glam K Collection *

Ring: (Kunglers Extra) TDRF 032 – ring silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set II by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: !(HR 2.0)! zebra Keyhole Platform Pumps by Melissa Klang for High Rize, aviailable at Fi*Friday

Sectional: +CONVAIR+ Modern Leather Sectional.black by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+, available at FaMESHed *