Patina

Patina

“[P]atina itself is worth appreciating. Patina is the value that age puts on an object…. It is experience, maturity, the soft sheen of time. Patina wasn’t present at the spanking-new creation. It comes from a life lived.” ~ John Yemma

Patina

Split Screen Installation is back and running under Dividni Shostakovich’s curation (yay!) and he has Rebeca Bashly’s piece, Chronophobia, up right now. It’s an awesome piece (as in fills one with awe) with pantina’d skeletons on crumbling pedestals high up in the air. This is why mesh is so great to have in SL—we can have art like this. I wore a dress from Faullon for Shiny Shabby, a sexy mesh clingy number that has a great texture over a great shape. Sometimes hips in mesh dresses are squared off but not this one—all luscious curves and fits like a glove over my Maitreya body. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s lace up high heels from Whore couture add some sexiness without sleaziness and Maxi Gossamer’s pearls for Fameshed finish the look with a touch of class.

Patina

AtomicSparkle Skytower will be at Skin Fair this year with her fabulous skins for system faces and mesh bodies. I love this beautiful look with a luscious skin on the body (though I am hiding quite a bit) and a perfectly made-up face to which you could add makeup layers. Mirja Mills is offering this beautifully flowing, pulled to the side hair for Hairology when it opens on the 10th. This dark blonde tint is gorgeous, I think.

Patina

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MAGNA * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at Hairology, opening March 10 *

Skin: *VERVE* SKIN-Alexia-Sun-Nude-Lt by Atomicsparkle Skytower for *VERVE*, available at Skin Fair, opening March 11 *

Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#56] by dam1710 for L’Etre

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

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

Dress: RAMA – Luana Suede Asymmetric Dress ‘Peanut’ Maitreya Lara by faullon for RAMA, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tranquilla Pearls – Long by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Verde (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Photos taken at Split Screen Installation Space: Chronophobia by Rebeca Bashly

Patina

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Investment

Investment

Invest yourself in everything you do. There’s fun in being serious. ~ John Coltrane

Investment

I made a visit to the Citadel, a beautifully constructed sim, to enjoy the views and the interiors in my new dress from Azraellll, a 100% original mesh piece directly from Paris. I love the classiness of the dress, especially paired with sexy shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo for Whore Couture that she is putting out March 15. A chic little bracelet from Aleida Rhode completes the look.

Investment

I wore Umazuma Metaluna’s applier for the Arcade, the rare, which comes without makeup, and I wanted to dress up the look so I chose eyeshadow from Alaska Metropolitan and lipstick from Mea Carnell, and I blended them to give a muted look. I love how they dressed up this beautiful face. Curly lush hair from Queue Marlowe completes the look, swept to the side with an additional flexi attachment.

Investment 

Hair: AD – rae – BLACKS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE 1.5 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Chiara (LeLutka Applier) 1 (toffee) RARE by Umazuma Metaluna for[theSkinnery], available at The Arcade *

Eye makeup: alaskametro<3 “Muse” eyeshadow – Lelutka HUD by Alaska Metropolitan for AlaskaMetro *

Lipstick: Meva Lelutka Lips Applier by Mea Carnell for Meva *

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

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Venus~ Dark Brown Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

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

Dress: :-:Chambre Rose:-: Catherine purple For Maitreya by Azraellll for :-:Chambre Rose:-: *

Bracelet: Elysium – Ichtaca bangle – charcoal/silver by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Shoes: Essenz – Montgomery (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture on March 15 *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Taken at The Citadel, built by Lesk Alzael

Investment

I Run Roulette

I Run Roulette

I’ve been tricked into a thousand different ways
To slide myself away right down the drain
That was all within in a day
Not so sure no more
Not so sure no more
Say this is heaven in a bombshell blonde who’s got the devil’s legs

Maybe you should be the one that I forget
Baby, I could be the one that you regret
My cassette don’t play these songs, I run roulette
If you don’t know, keeping it close
If you don’t go, I might run, I run roulette

~ “I Run Roulette” by Boots

I Run Roulette

I totally love this new song so I made a look of “a bombshell blonde who has the devil’s legs.” My dress is a great new piece from LeEnfantTerrible for Shiny Shabby, a great mesh piece that is a brocade with a subtly striped overlay. I love how the beads decorate the decolletage and the hem with a great subtle mix of taupe and light blue and gray. I pulled out some jewelry from Maxi Gossamer, sparkly nail appliers from Constance Daehlie, and wear the stringy strapped sandals Senzati0n Domenitzo is selling at Whore Couture to complete my look.

I Run Roulette

NatalieWells is selling this gorgeous skin at Skin Fair with Slink hand and feet appliers that come with it and different sets of lip colors to enhance the skins. I wil say I am disappointed she doesn’t have mesh body appliers. I have gotten spoiled with the beautiful lines a mesh body can provide, especially seeing myself without one for these photos. Her faces are so lovely, I hope she comes to do the appliers soon.

My fabulous hair is a new one from Kavar Cleanslate, tied to the side and flowing down with his great textures. I couldn’t help but go blonde because it matched the lyrics and looked so fab with the skin and dress.

I Run Roulette

Hair: ::Exile::Thinking out Loud by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Skin: Deesses Skins: Nadine – brown eyebrows – caramel mocha by NatalieWells for Deesses, available at Skin Fair *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Smoke by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples, available at The Men’s Dept.

Dress: .Enfant Terrible. Willow Dress  Taupe by LeEnfantTerrible for .Enfant Terrible., available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20) *

Necklace and bangle: MG – Necklace and Bangle – Lyra by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: #adored – sparkling nights pedicure {slink + omega} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack 2) Slink by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Poses !bang – stands 475-479 by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby (opening March 20) *

I Run Roulette

Irish Eyes

Irish Eyes

You can’t kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would. ~ Irish saying

Irish Eyes

I thought my pretty girl today should be tagged an “Irish lass,” mostly because of the green of her dress and the season. Mami Jewell just released this beautiful gown, a mix of mesh and sculpty and flexi prim, employing the best of each. The main gown is a perfect corseted bodice over a long skirt with a nicely made skirt, all in mesh. Then Mami pumps it up with a few great optional attachments, like the rose-crowned translucent train that floats around the body. The movement of those pieces makes all the difference and it’s hard to notice they are flexi prims (beyond their movement) because Mami has so skillfully built and textured them. I complimented the look with AvaGardner Kungler’s beautiful necklace for the Instruments.

Irish Eyes

Skin Fair opens very soon, kids, and June Salmson has worked her heart out on two new skins to be shown there. I am wearing Jessica, which comes with appliers for everything you would ever need them, including the Maitreya body, which I am wearing. I added June’s pretty beauty mark to the look and enjoyed the simple elegance of her skin. My hair is Shylah Honey’s gacha item for The Luck of the Irish. The bonus to this hair is that it comes with a detachable spray of hair that makes this either a lovely long look, cinched in back or a bun. And the bun is the best feature. It’s a Celtic knot, perfect for your Irish lass look or frankly, any look you want to make elegant.

Irish Eyes

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Collins Non-Rig Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Luck of the Irish *

Skin: [LoveMe] Jessica Skin – [DarkBrow] – Lipstick01 – Sunkiss with [LoveMe] Jessica Skin – Beautymarks by June Salmson for [LoveMe] Skins, available at the Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk green // a by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Body:Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Lexa /Peridot by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Neptune necklace – Emerald by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at The Instruments *

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

Shoes: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

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

Irish Eyes

In the Flesh

In the Flesh

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” ~  Yves Saint-Laurent

In the Flesh

Psst… guess what’s coming soon. Skin Fair! Yep. So you’re gonna see a lot more of me “in the flesh,” as it were as I show off the fine aspects of the different skins being offered. Ergo, lingerie is in order, and Mariska Simons has come out with this fabulous and sexy little turquoise set, all on appliers in the many pieces you might want including garters, exposed demi bra, stockings, panties, thong. Appliers are included for every major mesh body part you need.

Maxi Gossamer has issued a romantic necklace and earrings for Collabor88, a secret love letter in a locket. I wonder who it’s from? I snuggled up in the bed that Cory Edo made for Fameshed, one of her fantastic pieces that includes seemingly a bazillion texture change options and poses. I rolled around in the soft texture-change sheets and loved every minute of it!

In the Flesh

The news is, of course, skins, and I start with this fantastic skin from Toxxic Rhiannyr. I tripped across her store and I was excited to see a new-to-me skin maker with some fantastic work put into her skins. The thing I hear most from the Skinnies (as we call the folks in the Skin Addiction chat) is that the devil’s in the details, and Toxxic has taken care of those details. It shows on the body applier, on the hands, on the navel, breasts, and arms and legs—places where people often neglect to do the hard work to make the skin look good. And Toxxic’s face is sublime with well-place features and a lovely glow and beautiful, soft lips. I think I will be checking out more for Toxxic’s work in the future. This is a definite “find” at the Skin Fair this year.

I don’t want to wrap up without mentioning Constance Daehlie’s gorgeous eyes for Skin Fair, crystalline with tiny pupils and a very realistic reflection. My nails are also from Constance, these at Anybody, a gorgeous lacy pattern that offers a variety of looks. My big bright blue eyes go so beautifully with Truth Hawks’ new hair in blonde, a casual sexy cut that, as always, has his fabulous textures.

In the Flesh

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

Skin: [ae] kensi – honey [brownbrow] by Toxxic Rhiannyr for .alterego, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin applier: [AE] <Signature Collection> – Maitreya – Honey by Toxxic Rhiannyr for .alterego, available at Skin Fair (opening March 13) *

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Kirsty Aqua Lingerie Set by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Secret Love Letter Locket – Group and MG – Earrings – Secret Love Letter – Heart by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: #adored – naughty & lace mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Shoes: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

Furnishings: Trompe Loeil – Arch Hammock Bed Wood + Drape PG and Trompe Loeil – Dutch Modern Lamp Wood for Ceiling Long by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Fameshed *

In the Flesh

The Simple Life

“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” ~ Marie Kondō

The Simple Life

I have a bit of cabin fever. I need to just get out, hit the road, do something. So I suggested to Mr. Beresford that we take to the road. I imagined a life of leisure, of thoughtful moments and quiet repose. A life where we could enjoy the fresh air and the flowers and the springtime. Where I could wear flowers in my hair (Bubbles Clawtooth’s fabulous look from the Arcade) and flirty ruffled dresses (ValentinaEvangelista’s specifically, from Shiny Shabby) and lounge around.

The Simple Life

He was amenable but when he saw our proposed living space (a great camper from Wavie Haller from the Arcade), he snorted and said, “Your *shoes* will not fit in there.”

The Simple Life

“But honey,” I said, “We can go through our things and sort out what we don’t need to take. It’s time to simplify our lives.”

The Simple Life

Of course, we went back and forth. His programming books, of course, had to go along and well, all my fiction (see the huge pile of books from DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie from Shiny Shabby). He wanted to take all his computers along but I said no, we have other things to occupy our time. (See the checkers from DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie, the trivia game and cornhole from Wavie Haller from the Arcade, and the candles and incense from MadPea next to the very cozy bed in the camper from Wavie). (And yes, two fit cozily in that bed.)

The Simple Life

Of course, I had just gotten the new collections from the Arcade of the Cupcake Bunnies from Sway Dench and the Cats Out of the Bag from Trace Osterham, so I wanted to bring them along because they were so cute, which caused quite a fuss between us, but I managed to shrink them up and put them on a shelf or two. He grumbled and tried to sneak in an extra monitor (or two or three) but I put the kibosh on that.

The Simple Life

We sorted, we argued, we hemmed, we hawed. After all our negotiations, we realized we would have to pull an additional trailer behind us for everything we simply couldn’t do without (including, yes, my shoes). But we did manage to pack up a couple boxes of things to discard….

The Simple Life

Hair: Clawtooth: La Bella Donna (with flowers) by Bubbles by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at the Arcade *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Leigh 4 (honey) with [theSkinnery] Leigh 4 (honey) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Arcade *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – hazel by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: :V.e. Stevie Lace Dress Lilac by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Essenz – Lisbon (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Whore Couture *

 

Furnishings:

[Con.] Open Road Collection by Wavie Haller for Consignment, available at the Arcade *

  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Americana poster
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Cornhole
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Flamingo
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Lawn Chair – purple
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Lawn Chair – Yellow
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Paper Map
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Postcards
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Radio
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Route 66
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Trailer – RARE
  • [Con.] Open Road Collection – Trivia – Blue

 

HEART – WILDFLOWERS – Daisies and Buttercups by Lilith Heart for Heart Garden Centre, available at FaMESHed

 

My Father’s Shiny Shabby Treasures by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for
[ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby*

  • [ zerkalo ] Globe
  • [ zerkalo ] Draughts
  • [ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE

 

Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] Arcade Gacha by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at the
Arcade *

  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny]
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] art
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] balloon RARE
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] book
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] butterfly RARE
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] crown RARE
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] flower
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] heart
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] pinwheel
  • Sway’s [Cupcake Bunny] present

 

{theosophy} Well, Cat’s Out Of The Bag by Trace Osterham for {theosophy}, available at the
Arcade *

  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Bikini Bod)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Birthday)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Coffee Break)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Emotional)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (False Advertising)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Hot Bod)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Nature)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Pizza Party)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Recycle)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Spooky)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Suit And Tie)
  • {theosophy} Cat in a Bag (Thank You)

 

MadPea Squeeky Clean! by Wavie Haller for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Ex-girlfriend’s Junk
  • MadPea Ex-boyfriend’s Junk
  • MadPea Pure Mind

The Simple Life

P.S. Yes, doing these slurls and the formatting is a bitch. Thank you for noticing.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen.” ~ Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

A menagerie of poufs have landed in my studio, mismatched but still darling. Sway Dench has packed her gacha at the Arcade with these darling little creations, which can be mixed and matched, each containing four poses specific to the piece, all cleverly included so you can have one pouf and it works! I dressed to match the poufs in Circe Ishtari’s newest dress, a sexy mini with bows and pretty satin flowered textures. Cyclic Gearz’ just-released high heels for the Slink high feet are bowed as well but also ridiculously sexy. One more bow at my neck from Aranel Ah and it’s all tied up.

Where the Wild Things Are

Elizaokkbye’s skin from Skin Fair 2014 is a quandary. It’s got an innocence to it that could make it almost suitable for child avatars except the lips, which are lush and, frankly, purely sexy. Her skins come in 8 tones with a cosmetics pack that includes many moles and freckles, a lipstick pack with color-modifiable tattoo lipsticks, a “rough night/eyebags pack,” and all the appliers. I overlaid one of her lipsticks with a pink base and upped the pinkiness (as the makeup can be modified with SL color) and amped up the innocence and sexiness of my look, especially when I wore MissAllSunday Lemon’s curly pigtails from the Whore Couture event.

Where the Wild Things Are

“There must be more to life than having everything.” ~ Maurice Sendak

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Marin Mesh Hair – Jellyfish by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills, available at Whore Couture Fair 3 *

Skin: [okkbye] Marina – Afterglow: C1: Brown Brow with [okkbye] Marina Lippies – Candy – [TINTABLE MEDIUM] by Elisaokkbye for [okkbye], available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 3) *

Eyes: .ID. Bright Eyes / Reg / Earth by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: Tokyo.Girl . Chi Dress Orchid/Black by Circe Ishtari for Tokyo Girl

Ribbon: *BOOM* Precious Bow Choker carnation by Aranel Ah for *BOOM* *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink -Blooming Spring Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at the SAVIAD Spring Fair *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [LVLE] Cat Bow Sandal – Baby Pink by Cyclic Gearz for LVLE *

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

The Menagerie: Sway’s Pouf [Animals] by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Arcade *

Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bear – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bear – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bunny – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Bunny – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Cow – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Cow – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Fox – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Fox – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Frog – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Frog – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Horse – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Horse – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Owl – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Owl – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Pig – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Pig – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Poodle – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Poodle – top
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Unicorn – bottom
Sway’s Pouf [Animal] Unicorn – top

Where the Wild Things Are