Summer’s Ghost

Summer’s Ghost

“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.” ~ Henry Rollins

Summer's Ghost

The last few sultry nights of summer are fading into September and the last of the summer blooms are giving their final beautiful show. It’s still warm enough to wear a sexy dress like this one from Doc Eldtritch, the featured look for this month’s Mesh Body Addicts. It includes a texture-change HUD for the belt and zipper. I paired high heel mules from Senzati0n Domenitzo for the Crossroads with my look and beautiful butterfly jewelry that Quixotic Criss has made for the SOS Festival with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Quixotic includes a texture change HUD for the metals and the gems and earrings do come with the set as well. My nails, from Demi Plessis, are also contributions for the SOS Festival. This beautiful terrace is Maizon Rayna’s SOS Festival featured item. With a full terrace with the gorgeous blooms set upon a rock, it fits beautifully against a mountain or on a shoreline cliff and is also a 100% contribution for Doctors Without Borders.

Summer's Ghost

My stunning skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s newest in-store. With an applier with brows or without and an optional additional lipstick (that I do show here), it looks great on the Catwa Destiny head. This chic bob is Tabata Jewell’s item for this month’s Hairology. I love that Tabata comes up with original and fashionable looks regularly. The lock of hair escaping the look is especially beguiling.

Summer's Ghost

Hair: Vanity Hair:Miss Coco-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 PEGGIE GOLDEN Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 by Catwa Clip for CATWA *

Eyes: .ID. Deep Gaze Eyes / Hazel / by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: DE Designs – Nancy – Maitreya – Merlot by Doc Eldritch for DE Designs, available at Mesh Body Addicts *

Jewelry: S-P Mariposa Necklace by Quixotic Criss for Semi-Precious, available at the SOS Festival *

Mesh nails: Cazimi: Nails – Tapestry (Maitreya) by Dima Plessis for Cazimi, available at the SOS Festival *

Shoes: Essenz – Malaysia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Crossroads *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken with sH*TerraceRAVELLO by Maizon Rayna for Terra d’ombrA, available at the SOS Festival *

Summer's Ghost

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A Walk Outside

A Walk Outside

Which came first
The love or the love song?
Which is more important
In the long run?

~ “A Walk Outside” by Butterfly Boucher

A Walk Outside

I took a walk outside at Templemore in a cute dress from Ariadna Garrigus, a short number that includes a texture change HUD. Not all the hems are scalloped like this one on the HUD—Ariadna offers a lot of different looks and choices plus a number of colors. It’s a bargain. The other bargain I am wearing are Hilly Haalan’s heels, which include a ton of colors for changes on different parts of the shoe so you can mix it up and make it all work with your outfit.

A Walk Outside

There are still quite a few people who are not sold on mesh heads yet, and that’s ok. Umazuma Metaluna has released a set of skins for The Forest. I included a liner Uma had made for some previous skins but otherwise have not touched the skin and wear it on my normal shape. It has beautiful brows and lips as with all of Uma’s skins. Tabata Jewell is offering this darling hair for Hairology, one that is a youthful and rather unique in this world of big Brazilian blow outs. I really love it!

A Walk Outside

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

Skin:  [theSkinnery] Jessica – Bare face(honey) DB CL3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at The Forest *

Eyes: .ARISE. Lana Eyes / Brown MESH by lonlysoule for Arise, available at AnyBody

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

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress:  ***ArisAris /B&W~Gara51~Serenade~Dress – MAITREYA by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Bracelet: Meva Spiral Spheres Bangle Copper by Mea Carnell for Meva *

Shoes:  [hh) Dolce Heels MAITREYA by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken at Templemore by Luis Lockjaw

A Walk Outside

Behave

Behave

Baby, I’ll behave
If you let me stay
Please don’t say
That I’m begging you for love
~
“Bassically” by Tei Shi

Behave

You sign up to blog an event like Romp and all your posts seem to center around sex—funny how that works out. I pulled out this sexy latex dress from xxsaltandpepperxx, which she is featuring at Romp, and I was inspired to go red, especially when I got the amazing lace up shoes (reminiscent of a pair that Kendall Jenner wore for the MTV Music Awards) from Queenshop that are featured at the Chapter Four. I clicked around on the color choice HUDs for each one and found the perfect look. Aikea Rieko’s fabulous mesh earrings from The Liaison Collaborative finish my look.

Behave

Nicole Button has recently come out with an applier for the Catwa head, this one meant for the newer head but it looks ideal on Annie too. I tinted up the lips and eyes with the Catwa-supplied makeups, making them completely opaque. Tabata Jewell has created a set of Catwa hairbase appliers to match this fabulous, one-sided tumble of curls she is featuring at Hairology. I think it’s a fierce look that will command someone (you know who you are) to behave! Behave

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

Skin applier: Egozy.Katniss (Fair) by Nicole Button for Egozy *

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

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: S&P dress Kelly maitreya exp.  by xxsaltandpepperxx for Salt & Pepper, available at ROMP *

Earrings: :[P]:- Benthe Earring [R]:// Medium by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Nails: {ZOZ} Urban Queen Black Tip Polish (Maitreya) HUD by Zozicon for ZOZ, available at the 100 Block *

Crop: Dressage Schooling Whip – Silver by Alecto Vella for Arwynd Creations (no longer available)

Cuffs: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Handcuffs by Paco Pooley for 22769

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Hibiscus – Maitreya by queenshop for Empire, available at the Chapter Four

Poses by Elysium Eilde for Elymode

Heavily modded using Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Behave

Kodachrome

Kodachrome

“Kodachrome…
it gives us those nice, bright colors,
gives us the greens of summers,
makes ya think all the world’s a sunny day,
Oh yeah!
I’ve got a Nikon camera,
I’d love to take a photograph,
so mama don’t take…
my Kodachrome away…”
~ “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

Kodachrome

RFL Home & Garden is still going on. I got a chance to walk around after folks had set up. I indiscriminately bought things in vendors to make sure donations went to RFL—you should too. In fact, maybe you should get the scripted clock and bamboo from McChris Flanagan’s retro set, a modernist furniture grouping that reminds me of my parents’ first living room set and stereophonic sound system (in hifi, not wifi). With color change built into the menus so you can change the insets to yellow, orange or bright green and some rather humorous accessories (like that vinyl record from The Lindens and the 8-track player), the set is a virtual testament to kitsch. I added Cain Maven’s retrofuture hanging lamp and Elin Egoyan’s bright and beautiful painting to my living room and I was set.

Kodachrome

I wearing Poulet Koenkamp’s lovely skirt and top set for the Instruments this round with her gorgeous textures. Shoes from Saki Galiazzo include a very versatile HUD for color change on different parts of the shoe and fit the Maitreya feet perfectly. I love the skin applier Monicuzza Babenco made for the LeLutka mesh heads, especially the blonde choices because they are so nicely done. My hair from Tabata Jewell for the Hairology event includes a panel in the HUD that lets you change the hair tie.

Kodachrome

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

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

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Eva Tone02 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Collabor88 *

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

Eyes: {D.A} Striking Eyes – Spring by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Top and skirt: :: PM :: Jess Top and Skirt -all colors- FITTED by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at The Instruments *

Shoes: H@S Midnight – Multicolor – Maitreya by Saki Galiazzo for H@S *

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

 

RFL Home & Garden:

Retro living room by McChris Flanagan for [USB], available at the RFL Home & Garden Expo *

  • [USB] – Straight Curtain Set
  • [USB] – Magazines
  • [USB] – Retro Coffee Table
  • [USB] – Retro Sofa (Adult)
  • [USB] – Bamboo Decor  (DONATION ITEM)
  • [USB] – Retro Chair (Adult)
  • [USB] – Coasters
  • [USB] – Retro Shelf Unit
  • [USB] – Retro Records
  • [USB] – Candle Set
  • [USB] – Books
  • [USB] – Mushrooms
  • [USB] – Retro Clock  (DONATION ITEM)
  • [USB] – 8 Track Player
  • [USB] – Retro Speakers
  • [USB] – Retro TV

Dancing Soul 2 by Elin Egoyan for Elin Arts, available at the RFL Home & Garden Expo

Ico lamp by Cain Maven for Quantum Luxury Homes, available at the RFL Home & Garden Expo *

Kodachrome

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

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Trouble seems to find me but what can I do?
Maybe that’s because I learned from you.

You’re a freak….

~ “Freak” by Shana Halligan

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I went over to the beautiful Elysion to take photos of this fabulous new dress from Flutter Memel. Available with three different color choice HUDs, the dress has a great look and fit. I loved wearing it with Maxi Gossamer’s elegant jewelry for Collabor88, which includes its own clickable color change gems and metals.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

I am ashamed to say, however, I needed to fulfill my mission of blogging every one of the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gifts, so I snuck on to Elysion wearing Piraiyah Novikov’s gift for today, these adorable monster slippers. If you have ever seen Pira’s avatar in world, you will see that these slippers make total sense. I did match the dress to the slippers, yes. I had to because it’s very important. I am a freak.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

The other big news of today’s blog entry is the new mesh head from LeLutka named Simone. With an elegant face, fuller lips and high cheekbones, this should get a lot of ladies interested in updating their look. They have also refined the HUD a bit more with additional mouth expressions and eyes that can be changed to accompany smiles or frowns. I wore Monicuzza Babenco’s gorgeous new applier exclusive for Shiny Shabby on the head to show the beauty of its shape. Tabata Jewell’s stylish hair for Shiny Shabby is my up-do of choice, lending an elegance and sleekness to my look.

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Hair: Vanity Hair:Russian Tragedy-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.4 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

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

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Space by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Dress: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Milly Dress – Fatpack by Flutter Memel for Flowey, available at N21 *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings- Jewelled Cyrene by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Slippers: NOMAD // Monster Slipper by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available December 22 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Elysion

Freak–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 22

Strolling–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Strolling–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” ~ Steven Wright

Strolling--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

I took a stroll around Crestwick Island during a nice afternoon. This outfit from Hilly Haalan, made of pieces from her latest collection, show mesh used to its fashionable with a texture-change jacket belted over some terrific slacks. She includes the handbag with the outfit and several other pieces, so it’s quite a great buy. I paired it with Senzati0n Domenitzo’s shoes for Christmas on 34th Street, which keep showing up on my feet because they are sexy and fashionable (and giftable—hint hint, guys). Mea Carnell is selling this great statement jewelry set at Cosmopolitan Room with several variations on the necklace and bracelet for versatility.

My favorite jewelry today, however, are my earrings from AvaGardner Kungler, today’s gift in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Ava actually offers this pair and another in gold (somewhat different) so you are getting two gifts from a very talented jewelry designer.

Strolling--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Inka Mexicola has come out with this beautful applier for LeLutka mesh heads, and I chose to wear it on the Karin head. I love the shading under the eyes and the luscious lips. I will say I tried the expressions on the head with this skin and they were not doing it for me. The perfect pout is the way to go. Tabata Jewell is offering this sleek full low bun at Hairology. I love the wisps of hair framing the face and the fullness of the style. She is the goddess who organizes most of it so give her some respect when you’re enjoying Hairology.

Strolling--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Hair: Vanity Hair:All About It-Greedy by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair, available at Hairology *

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

Skin applier: HUD Essences [Pixie] #Medium01 [Lelutka Applier] by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – echo by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend *

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

Top: [hh] Belle Belted Jacket by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Pants: [hh] Belle Pants by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Handbag: [hh] Belle Handbag Black (Silver) HAND by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jewelry: Meva Bongo Necklace 1+2 and Meva Bongo Bangle 2 right by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Nail applier: [Encore] Maitreya Nail Appliers – Designer 06 (manicure) by Tracy Scofield for [Encore], available at the Car Wash Cart Sale

Earring: (Kunglers) KC&FA Calendar – Silver earring – V2 by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available December 18 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Shoes: Essenz – Sardinia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Christmas on 34th Street *

Poses by Katey Coppola for Glitterati

Taken at Crestwick Island

Strolling--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18