Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Out of the blue, you waltz back into my heart….

Out of the Blue

A pretty summer dress, sleeveless and elegant, is what a girl needs for a night out dancing. This lovely little dress from Sissy Pessoa fits the bill. With a sculpty top and skirt, it would almost seem it might not work but Sissy has built in all sorts of win with various sized tops (I put the XL on first by accident and flipped til I realized she had several tops to accommodate different sized avatars, which is a great move.) The skirt comes with and without an AO so you can try a different way of moving or not. The textures are, in Sissy’s usual manner, beautiful and stylish. She has her finger on fashionable prints.

Out of the Blue

My skin is the glowing and glorious new Audrey from Diarmiud Miklos, coming out on Saturday. I showed a different skin tone a couple days ago. Seeing it in tanned is a whole different story. The lips are bee-stung and beautiful, the eyes gloriously colored with ethereal shadows. My earrings are Rama Anatine’s offering for Accessory Fair, a loosely Egyptian-symbol-themed gold pair with a beautifully textured blue stone.

I have been showing you shapes from Freedom Parx/GM Nikolaidis for a couple months now under the name “Freestyle.” GM has opened a store for poses now and rebranded under the name “Fluke.” I am showing a handful of his poses here.

Out of the Blue

When I’m just about over you, you tear me apart.
With your smooth talking words, and promises from yesterday.
With the sound of your voice and the things that you say.

Hair: *eha~ Chiko Black Ash L by Salut Erin for *eha

Skin: ISPACHI Skin [ AUDREY ] Tanned ~ Hair/Azure by Diarmuid Miklos for ISPACHI *

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

Dress: Baiastice_poletje-blue by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

Earrings: “R.A.Crystal”*Maria* gold by Rama Anatine for R.A.Crystal, available at the Accessory Fair

Shoes: Vlintuition Velvet Bag – Chinese Brocade Heels – Blue Blossom by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition

Poses by GM Nikolaidis/Freestyle Parx for Fluke *

10 Reasons to Come to Fashion for Life: Reasons 5 and 6

5. ZOMG the GACHAS! Every item priced 10-100L! Skins, dresses, shoes, accessories! How can you beat that?!

Reason 5

I got all this stuff on the FFL sims. Every stinkin’ thing—the dollies from Beaumont Ryba, the deliciously sexy cheongsam from Azriel Demain, the amazing skin from Kira Paderborn, the gorgeous eyes from Lano Ling, my favorite little kitten heels from Vlinder Reitveld.

Every designer who participated HAD to provide at least 6 items and ALL proceeds from the gacha items go directly to the American Cancer Society. Also, all the gacha items are TRANSFERABLE, so if you get doubles, hand them off to your friends or alts. Better, yet shop and create your own stash of FFL exclusives to trade or give to friends on rez days, birthdays, and at the holidays. It’s win-win in a billion ways. (Get a full listing of gachas here.)

And remember Fashion for Life is win-win, contributing money to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. Many cancers are environmentally caused and are preventable, detectable and treatable. ACS provides education for prevention and detection with their international affiliates, heading off the disaster of cancer every day.

Reason 5

Come to the gacha. Find out why one blogger IM’d us to ask us to eject her because she was “stuck” at the gachas buying. All at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

  • Hair: ***FFL Exclusive*** [e] Hye – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: **FFL Gacha** Style by Kira – Willow Skin – Gatcha3 by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: **FFL Gacha** poetic colors – fashion for life – october wind (m) bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Colors, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim
  • Dress:  **FFL Gacha** FallnCheongsamDressPurple by Azriel Demain by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life
  • Dollies: **FFL Gacha** LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type E-5) – Vampire C and LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type BY)-White and LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type AE) – Korea by Beaumont Ryba for LittleGirl, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Shoes:  **FFL Gacha** Vlintuition Velvet Bag – Chinese Brocade Heels Lilac Blossom by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim

(And yes, I bought all the gacha items myself! And doubles! And entire sets. I HAD to have those Vlintuition shoes in every color!)



6. Pure dead-on sex appeal.

Reason 6

Pair this skin from Kira Paderborn with eyes from Ikon Innovia with silks from the goddess of silks, Solange Cerveau, with feet from Claire Messenger and you have a grand slam look that will knock the socks off your lover (or Master).

These designers know that supporting the American Cancer Society supports life, supports a quality of life for cancer patients and survivors, through difficult news and treatments, through the many uncertainties of encountering cancer.

Reason 6

Make yourself sexy at Fashion for Life—only open until March 22!

  • Hair: ***FFL Exclusive*** Amacci – Hair Sharon – Black Coal Tipped Blond by Carina Larsen for Amacci, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Skin: **FFL Gacha** Style by Kira – Willow Skin – Gatcha1by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Silks: ***FFL Exclusive*** *Solange!* Gypsy Harem Silk – BLUE (FFL 2011) by Solange Cerveau for Solange, FFL Store Sponsor on the Arbus sim
  • Feet: ***FFL Exclusive*** N-core FEET by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

In the East

Vlinder Reitveld has to be a very interesting woman. If you read her profile, you find that she is currently “Hunkered down in Bangkok and staying out of the warzone til Thailand gets its act together.  Next stop, Delhi in June.. maybe Turkey after that.” As she travels, she teaches women in these countries about technology entrepreneurship. She says her main source of income comes from making clothing in SL. She uploads her work, sets it for sale, and helps her SL customers out as she finds internet cafes. Wow. If nothing else, this should prove not every person in SL is a fat guy sitting at the computer in his parent’s basement.


Vlinder clearly catches inspiration on her travels, this from India with the choli and dupatta. With its magnificent texture based on Northern Indian artistry (called “Zari,” according to a friend of mine), her combination of sculpties, prims and system pieces creates a beautiful outfit befitting a woman of grace and gives us a peek at the wonders she sees on her travels.


Vlinder takes it a little farther by offering add-ons to the basic Ghagra Choli so one can exhibit more modesty with portions of the Modesty Add-on (which includes a veil, which I decided to forego), as I do above, or show more skin, as I do below with her Arabia Add-on (purely an outfit of imagination). She offers this set of ensembles in 6 colors. I wear with a pair of great shoes from moon Ling, which are called “naagra,” according to my expert authority.


I struggled because I wanted to wear a beautiful, darker-toned skin that had a hair base. I finally found Mallory Cowen’s Tasha in Nougat in my inventory, and it fit the bill perfectly. With the exotically shadowed eyes, the glowing skin tone, and the perfect wisps of hair from the hair base, this skin suited both the modest and the less modest looks perfectly.

In the East

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu

Hair: !lamb. Bang Bang Bob – Ink by Lamb Bellic for lamb.

Skin: LAQ ~ Tasha2 – 04 [Nougat] Glow skin (hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Outfit: Eila Ghagra Choli by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition *

Earrings: *Primagine* Maja Gold Earrings by Trixie Bumbo for Primagine

Shoes: ::: MOON ::: 1001 Nights Slippers Cocoa by moon Ling for :::MOON::: *

Sriracha Sauce

Today I was thinking about the hot sauce that I see around in restaurants—that thick red sauce in a huge squeeze bottle with the rooster on the front. It’s vaguely Thai or Vietnamese and a little is more than enough.

Sriracha Sauce

Vlinder Reitveld, who spends half her life travelling around Asia and the other half bringing it to SL, makes this Vietnamese dress pretty hot with her sparkling red textures and attention to detail. Notice the sculpty mandarin-style collar, the jewels that come off the top of the skirt onto the tummy, and the great prim overlay coming off the halter top (shown below, though not above).

Sriracha Sauce

I show the dress with a stunning makeup from Tuli Asturias’ new Eva line and a great ponytail from Falastear Aeon that I have been waiting to use and have finally found the best place.

Sriracha Sauce

These great little shoes were one of Vlinder’s offerings for the RFL Clothing Fair. I see she now has them in a Midnight Mania board at her shop—tap that board. I really love their kitten heel silhouette and Asian brocade texture. (Why can’t I find more kitten heels in SL?) I would love to see Vlinder make more colors.

Sriracha Sauce

Just a little heat, a little kick:

Hair: LH_hair29_irene_black_dark by Falastear Aeon for Little Heaven

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 05a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: **Vlintuition My-Duyen Ao Dai Gown – Scarlet Sparkle by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition

Bangles: (Shiny Things) Ruma bangles – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Shoes: **Vlintuition Chinese Brocade Heels by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition