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

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. ~ Hermann Hesse

Sanctuary

I am getting to the point in winter where I need greenery and warmth. SL provides that bit of break that I need. A search brought up this gorgeous new RP sim, Telrunya, where I did a little exploring and took photos of my newest outfit, which starts with Sands Leavitt’s dress for Uber. With materials features in the mesh, the dress is fitted to several mesh bodies and includes a bodacious booty. Sands can’t help but imbue his gamer’s aesthetic and experience in the outfit so here you see leather and a sort of fighter girl’s sexy toughness. I paired it with thigh high boots KenadeeCole recently had up for sale and Mea Carnell’s lovely necklace for Cosmopolitan Room.

Sanctuary

Shylah Honey has made a sexy sensuous hair for this month’s Tres Chic, and I really love it and hope I see it on many ladies on the grid because it’s a keeper. I spent a lot of time switching around between the 40 colors on the light brown HUD I had (each one has that many) and enjoyed trying subtly different looks. Sawsan Secretspy is offering this gorgeous skin with stained berry lips at the new Bombshells event. Yes, it’s on my own shape and it feels good!

Sanctuary

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Whitley Rigged Mesh by Shylah Honey for*~*Damselfly*~*, available at Tres Chic *

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

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes #15 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

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

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

Dress: [Azuchi] Roma Dress Brown Maitreya by Sands Leavitt for[Azuchi], available at Uber *

Necklace: Meva Alis Necklace Brown by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at the Cosmopolitan Room

Boots: REIGN.- Dare Knit Knee High Boots- (Maitreya-Lara)- Mocha by KenadeeCole for Reign

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

Taken at Telrunya

Sanctuary

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I’m on my way back where I come from.
Feels like home to me, feels like home to me,
Feels like I’m on my way back where I belong.

~ “Feels Like Home” as done by Randy Newman

Feels Like Home

I recently redecorated a part of my home to enjoy some of the fantastic furniture and décor I was seeing at recent events. Kalia Firelyte’s great rug and fireplace from ROMP provide the center of the grouping with chairs from ValiantCo featured at Collabor88 and Fameshed. Sway Dench has made drawers and rugs for this month’s colorful theme at The Liaison Collaborative. Gachas from Kunst  Himmel and Anaisterpellie and DanielEstro provided fine accessories. I want to note that Anaisterpellie/DanielEstro’s pieces are usually based on a white palette BUT because they leave them mod, a person can recolor, retexture or just rip pieces apart as they like to decorate (please note the wreath on the wall came off one of their pieces and I recolored elements of their other work). Thank you for letting me mod!

To relax at home I am wearing a romantic gown from Aikea Reiko that comes in many luscious colors (as I don’t think Aikea sees any problem with giving you the rainbow and then some). As always, the textures are rich and beautiful with lush shades and ombres. Caelan Hancroft’s choker/collar from ROMP (which includes texture change for the metals and the center stone) is a lovely piece of jewelry or, if needed, open collar for other kinds of play.

Feels Like Home

My beautiful face is Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance’s mesh head collaboration (which I will call the “GA:EG Adriana Mesh Head” because that’s the brand name, regardless that it is hard to search and clumsy to type). With a very user-friendly HUD that was plug n play (which I will show in a subsequent blog post), layers for makeup, and most important to me, Omega compatibility, I think I am going to find myself wearing this head more and more. It does include expressions which, I find, are not as versatile as the Logo or LeLutka heads but as expressive as the Catwa head. I wish the makeups had the translucency control that other heads have. However, I found they went on lickety split, and I didn’t have the kind of rezzing issues I often have with the Catwa head.

Most importantly, the face is aesthetically pleasing to me. The cheekbones are a bit high but having adjusted my head length up and down and front to back, I was able to find a look that was pleasing. I did not have to mess with my mesh eyes very much as I do with Catwa and even Logo (thank you, thank you) and I found I could wear this skin from Sawsan Secretspy without problems when I wore the Omega converter. The head fit my Maitreya body to a T. It seems the creators have thought of almost everything one will need but I will keep working with it and tell you more.

Feels Like Home

Hair: AD – meredith – DARK REDS by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: [GA.EG] Adriana Mesh Head by Gael Streeter and ElleEtGance for GA:EG *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. Olivia BRONZE 2016 OMEGA ADV APPL. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Designers Circle *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes 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: :[P]:- Kaciala Dress [FIT]:// Peony by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik *

Choker: Cae :: Devotion :: Collar by Caelan Hancroft for Cae, available at ROMP *

Nail appliers: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

 

Décor:

[ kunst ] – Hector’s Shelf Gacha  by Kunst Himmel for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*

  • .2 [ kunst ] – Rustic wall hanging bulbs RARE
  • .3 [ kunst ] – Potted plant
  • .7 [ kunst ] – Potted plants
  • .4 [ kunst ] – Hector’s penny-farthing

 

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Rug (Adult) by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Fireplace by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

Jian :: Hearthside Living – Fireplace Barrier by Kalia Firelyte for Jian, available at ROMP *

 

Sway’s [Ihina] chest of drawers . tall by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Sway’s [Ihina] chest of drawers . small by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Sway’s [Ihina] Rug no fringes by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

 

[ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at

  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Lamp – RARE
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Branch Board
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Candles
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream – Books1 by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at Shiny Shabby *

 

[Con.] The Cave – Tub Chair – A – Brown by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Collabor88 *

[Con.] Oversized Corner Chair – Brown A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Fameshed *

 

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Feels Like Home

To Seduce

To Seduce

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. ~ Voltaire

To Seduce

I am guessing that Voltaire was suggesting in his quote something more about winning the hearts and minds of the populace but I think the suggested double meaning has great play for this set of photos, which I took at Corruption. (Thank you again for selling group membership to allow rezzing.)

To Seduce

Mariska Simon’s new lingerie is based on appliers, and Mariska has done a wonderful job of lining up seams and making the translation of image to seduction magic. I have tried on several lingerie appliers that have bad seams or simply don’t wow me, but Mariska’s is top notch from the straps to garter straps. And she attends to all the details, which is part of any good seduction, including the styling. The balconette bra barely gives a glimpse of the nipples and has an intriguing lace racer back. Platform show girl shoes from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she is featuring at On9, and Maxi Gossamer’s dreamy drop of pearls and starburst earrings and ring for Collabor88 complete my look.

To Seduce

Sawsan Secretspy has recently release a slew of new skins for events and this lovely look is her featured item for Black Dot. It’s simply a Catwa applier without makeups included, but I took advantage of the lipstick colors Catwa includes in the HUD to tint up my lips. (The liner comes with the skin.) Bubbles Clawtooth’s lovely long locks for Collabor88 finishes my look with their elegant volume and her gorgeous textures.

To Seduce

Hair: Clawtooth: Spirits – Brunettes Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Collabor88 *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 EVA Darktan Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Black Dot Event *

Eyes: .ID. Attraction Eyes by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard, available at The Men’s Dept

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

Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Menage A Trios: Lace Shelf Bralett Set 9 by Mariska Simons for Blacklace *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Front, MG – Earrings – Alysia Pearls, and MG – Ring – Alysia Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail applier: [LB Solid Brushed S1 Reds] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: Essenz – Riga (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at On9 *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio *

Poses assisted by Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Corruption

To Seduce

Same Place

Same Place

Years fly by, but the heart stays in the same place. ~ Harlan Coben

Same Place

I took a stroll around the charming residential neighborhoods of Hesperia of Templemore and enjoyed the brisk air and sunshine on the sim (despite no scripts on the sim–grr). A soft slouchy sweater from Hilly Haalan with a gorgeous knit lace motif (I have knit something like this) with a big scarf and sexy leather mini make an outfit that’s stroll-worthy. Hilly includes a HUD that allows 12 colors on texture for the scarf, 10 for the fringe, 12 for the sweater and as a bonus, a 12 color-choice skirt, all in one. Thigh-high boots from Beanster Potato complete my ensemble.

Same Place

Monyka Benelli has come out with darling earring sets at The Dressing Room: separate small earrings that you can position into place to complete a look. I used four earrings on my ears and with a little painstaking placement, achieved a multiple piercing look I can live with. Kuranosuke Kamachi has put this lush, almost vintage pageboy in the main store, and Sawsan Secretspy has created another gorgeous applier for the Catwa mesh head. It comes with several eye make ups and lipsticks and suits the Annie head perfectly.

Same Place

Hair: =DeLa*= Boobs Mesh Hair “Darlene” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

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

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Hope BRONZE Catwa applier by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: Mesh – Striking Eyes – Branch by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

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

Outfit: [hh] Cassia Sweater w. Scarf Pattern Knits (16 Textures) by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Earrings: *YS&YS* Set 01 – Diamond Double Earrings, *YS&YS* Set 01 – Pyramid Gold Earrings, *YS&YS* Set 01 – Silver Ring Earrings, and *YS&YS* Set 01 – Star Earrings by Monyka Benelli for YS&YS, available at The Dressing Room *

Boots: DN Mesh: Sedated by beanster Potato for Ducknipple *

Poses by Flutter Memel for flowey

Photos taken at Hesperia of Templemore

Same Place

Resolved

Resolved

“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ” ~ Anaïs Nin

Resolved

I have no resolutions to share with you today. Get my holiday decorations cleaned up, start working on eating healthier after a tasty holiday (I think I made about 500 cookies all by myself), knit up all the yarn I bought during sales, make it through the winter—those are pretty much my ideas for this after holiday time. Today is the last day of FROST and I had to sneak in one last peek with this dress from Cruella Pennell, which I really liked. With a belted waist and a wraparound style, it’s a gorgeous coat dress that would do well for a girl-next-door look like this or something more gothic. With Senzati0n Domenitzo’s boots and a pretty branched necklace from Aikea Rieko, it’s a lovely look for exploring sims.

Resolved

Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely applier for the Catwa heads is her featured skin at the Makeover Room and it’s a lovely look for the Catwa Jessica head. The eyeliner and pale pink lipstick are built into the skin so I am sure you could apply other makeups but I forewent any for this fresh, natural look. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s style for the new Fameshed, a lovely pulled-back look with bangs.

Resolved

Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin applier: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Taylor Milk Catwa appl. by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Makeover Room *

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

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – thunderstorm by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: adoness : melinoe : coat : Fitted Mesh : nightfall by Cruella Pennell for adoness, available at FROST *

Necklace: :[P]:- Chais Necklace by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at Shiny Shabby *

Boots: Essenz – Warsaw (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Taken using the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet *

Taken at Isle of Serendipity

Resolved

Last Christmas–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Last Christmas–KittyCatS &Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

~ “Last Christmas” by Wham!

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

The jingle jangle of bells in this old Christmas song from my adolescence always reminds me of snow. Gotta love George Michael (and his hair—wow). So I went to snowy Loch Noble to shoot photos of my outfit, which is sort of an awesome look considering the pieces are priced so inexpensively. Well, first there is the jacket which is free in the KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar. Sands Leavitt has generously offering this stunning red leather jacket with materials as his little gift to all the calendar clickers, and it comes in several sizes to fit different mesh bodies. Solange Cerveau is offering this itty bitty mini, made to fit several mesh bodies (and it does so on my Maitreya body like skin—not a single clip) for the Winter Gacha Festival. The chain and ornaments around the waist are the “rare” so you can push linden into that machine and always end up with a great prize because the skirt is so great! (And since it’s gacha, giftable. Get one for all your friends!) My awesome hat is Aleida Rhode’s gacha for the Gacha Garden at the Liaison Collaborative. The fur textures are so gorgeous and she has a big decorative safety pin. My long tall boots from Allie Munro are one of her featured pieces for FROST, which has opened. I love their shape and the textures and they are rock bottom priced!

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Sawsan Secretspy released this lovely skin with several makeups at the Frozzen Fair. The lips are mostly pastel and the makeups a bit smokier, so the look is very sexy when you combine them together. My hair is naminaeko’s exclusive for Hairology. It comes with or without streaks and in a bunch of fantastic colors as well as “naturals.” I especially liked her “glitter” textures. The hair is low profile so it fit perfectly with a little resizing of Aleida’s hat and the textures looked fabulous.

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14

Hair: .Olive. the Kelly Hair // Streaks {Bewbies}by naminaeko for .Olive., available at Hairology *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Melissa Tan with .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Lipstick 1 (Milk/Tan/Bronze/DT), 2016 eyeliner 4, and  .::WoW Skins::. Melissa Eyeshadow 1 by sawsan Secretspy for.::WoW skins::., available at the Frozzen Fair *

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

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

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

Jacket: [Azuchi] Fallen -Leather Jacket- Red  Maitreya by Sands Leavitt for [Azuchi], available December 14 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Skirt with ornaments: BLOODTweedMiniSkirt_Maitreya with BeltOrnamentsPastel_RARE_Maitreya (Add) and ChainBeltGold_RARE_Maitreya by Solange Cerveau for Solange! Fashions, available at the Winter Gacha Festival *

Hat: Elysium – Kozak hat –  mixed fur by Aleida Rhode for Elysium by Aleida Rhode, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Boots: Grumble- Slink High Boots- Camel Leather-Lt Grey-Maitreya by Allie Munro for Grumble, available at FROST *

Poses by Darling Monday for fri.day

Taken at Loch Noble

Last Christmas–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 14