Coquette

Every man’s dream is the woman who catches his eye across the club,  the one who smiles at him and catches his drift, the one who beckons him to come her way, buy her a drink, ask her to dance. Some men know the call and will go; some will get the call and not understand; some will never hear it.

Coquette

This might be the woman you want to get the call from. Dressed in a chic short skirt and flowy top, elegantly jeweled, you’ll wonder what she’s about. To dress her up, I have a top from Irie Campese, a pretty plum top with a great sculpty midriff that moves well with the avatar. I paired it with a skirt from Saeya Nyanda. I got this skirt a while ago but it works really well with this ensemble.

Coquette

I am showing the necklace that Sofi Trenkins offers as her RFL donation piece. Her work gets more and more impressive. This piece has a lovely reddish toned gem surrounded by silver with an eclectically shaped set of links. She smartly pairs more diminutive earrings with the set. Sometimes making earrings that are as bold as the necklace is a mistake. Make one piece the centerpiece—the others should accent it.

The skin is a new one from Heather Beebe and the coloring is perfect for this ensemble. Her skins are very nicely done, a happy medium between the more glossy or glowy skins and the matte model skins out there.

Coquette

Finally, I have boots from Rosie Lavochkin, her RFL donation. These are simple boots—sexy, easy to wear, not full of scripts and bling and blessedly, heel clicks. (Well she has invisiprims with and without. Just toss the “with” away and know you are walking the grid with class.)

Coquette

A wink, a smile, a toss of the hair..

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 75 in light black by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: [ROCKBERRY] Kalista O natural/BLK brows/CLV by Heather Beebe for [ROCKBERRY] *

Top: {SMS} Antique Top Plum FLF by Irie Campese for So Many Styles

Skirt: Kyoot Army – Dead Naga Mini (Black) by Saeya Nyanda for Kyoot Army

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Natural* by BlueStarRUI Villota for Love Soul

Necklace and earrings: Illyria (red-FATPACK) RFL by Sofi Trenkins for Sigma Jewels for RFL Fashion Fest

Boots: *Deviant Designs* Bliss (Black) by Rosie Lavochkin for Deviant Designs for RFL Fashion Fest

P.S. Please note my AWESOME new header, made in pity by Bryce Randt of Eclipse Development, who was tired of seeing my lame header.

Big fat kudos to Rob1977 Moonites of FIR who helped me put up a whole new blog that I have yet to migrate to because I am too busy and am a bad bad woman.

In My Jewelry Box

As you can imagine, my virtual jewelry box is a bit full, cluttered with baubles and bits and bobs of things I have accumulated over the years, including my own creations.

In My Jewelry Box

I was looking to adorn this cute new dress from Mavis McGettigan. She has piled on the great details: bows in the back tying up the halter top (which I found can be worn great on its own), a tiered skirt, and frankly, great white texturing (which is hard to do—pulling off white is quite a tough job). But because the dress is all white, I needed something pretty and special to wear.

In My Jewelry Box

So I dug out this beautiful artistic necklace and earrings made by ThomasD Felisimo. I hate to do this, but this is a one-of-a-kind necklace I won at an auction at last year’s Jewelry Fair, so you can’t get it—only I have it. The proceeds benefitted Oxfam, so cheers to ThomasD for donating his hard work and time and for letting my neck and ears wear such prettiness.

I am wearing skin from Kira Ahn, which is quite exquisite. Her skin blending is seamless, eyebrows are well defined and lovely, and lips are beautifully glossed. She is running quite a nice sale on older skins right now. You might catch this one or something else you like.

In My Jewelry Box

Finally, Morrigan Denimore passed over these shoes today. I don’t think he anticipated seeing them blogged this quickly and certainly not with an outfit like this (he tends towards goth and kimonos), but they were the perfect match to this ensemble.

In My Jewelry Box

Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles. ~ Sonja Henie

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 75 “TYPE”ALL by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: [KA] SKINS GS -Lilly- Sunkissed/Brown Eyebrows/Make up 03 by Kira Ahn for KA designs

Dress: Skin Flicks Ruffiella Dress/Top White by Mavis McGettigan for Skin Flicks *

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Natural* by BlueStarRUI Villota for Love Soul

Necklace and earrings: Silq’waggi Circe by ThomasD Felisimo for Silk & Satyr (one of a kind for 2009 Jewelry Fair—proceeds went to Oxfam)

Shoes: ~*{TBC}*~ Rocking Horse Shoes – White by Morrigan Denimore for The Black Canary *

Fairy Dust

The RFL Fantasy Faire has started and I, of course, did a tour of the sims. This is an excellent opportunity to get some beautiful fantasy outfits and benefit RFL as well.

Fairy Dust

I found this lovely fairy outfit from Elvira Ewing being offered as her RFL outfit for the Fantasy Faire, and I was delighted. With its hodgepodge of textures on the outfit, the pretty prim blossoms, and the cleverly ripped stockings, this outfit tells a whole story visually of a fairy who has cobbled together her outfit from sprigs and petals, fibers and feathers. And it has.. shhh.. don’t tell anyone I like it.. very VERY subtle bling. (OK, I know I didn’t put wings on.. this fairy creeps around at night.. she is a “Dream Thief.” Poetic visual license here, thanks.)

Fairy Dust

I know lots of fairies like a shorter, cuter shape, but this fairy outfit looks great on a taller girl too. With Tricky Boucher’s new Elle skin (which I noticed has a tendency towards frowniness, even on my subtly smiling shape) and yukitan Farrjones’ wonderfully shaped and curled hair, this fairy is less cute and pixy and a little more dressed up.

Fairy Dust

Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels.  But their magic sparkles in nature.  ~Lynn Holland

Hair: W&Y AGATA Model  05 “Delete” D by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: -Belleza- Elle Dark SK 9 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Outfit: Dream Thief DARK Outfit by Caverna Obscura by Elvina Ewing for Caverna Obscura available on the Via Obscurium sim during RFL Fantasy Faire

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

As you wander around SL and see so many beautiful evening dresses, don’t you wonder why you don’t have so many in real life? And then I realize it’s because I don’t attend the Oscars every year, nor do I go to the Golden Globes, Cannes or even the local charity ball.

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

In SL, however, every day is Oscar day, especially when you have the kind of designers that make dresses like these. I pulled this out of my extensive Oscar night collection. Nicky Ree, as is well known, is the goddess of such dresses (among several on SL, but she rates as a higher level goddess). This beautiful dress, edged with embroidery on the hem and embroidered around the waist, would be an ideal selection—elegant and classy.

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

And every Oscar star needs a set of jewelry loaned to her. In this case, TJake Kearny has provided the jewels. Hand pieced on a live avatar (as opposed to made on a jewelry-making machine or pieced on himself), this choker is a glittering wonder of tiny prims, each scripted with little rotating images so the diamonds appear to glitter and flash light, eliminating the need for bling. The bracelets and earrings are a perfect accompaniment. He is at the Accessory Fair with a free little gift for people, so check it out.

The Glitter of the Red Carpet

The flash of the lights:

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 13 “TYPEA” by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. taupe by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: *DNR* Darling Didi Gown Pearl by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Nails: Candy Nail #P027 Clear French 3color change by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Jewelry: 121-L’elegance Classique Diamond Collection-by Jake-(BOXED) by TJake Kearny for Jewelry by Jake *

Drama

This is about all I need of it in my life, either one.

Drama

The kind of drama that Sascha Frangilli provides with her latest ensemble is my speed. Elegant and sexy, versatile and fashionable, the sleek likes of this outfit (and its many variations) make a dramatic entrance without causing trouble. It has a great set of pieces—two tops, a suit jacket, pants for shoes and boots, a belt, and a skirt.

Drama

Here is another variation of the outfit with a short little skirt and sexy ruffled white top. And who said white means innocence?

Drama

An updo by yukitan Farrjones, a sexy skin by Tuli Asturias, and I am set.

Drama

Save the drama for your momma!

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 13 “TYPEA” by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: SAS – Tally Hoo – Black Belt by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs

Cane: Cane Black and Silver by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs

Boots: Bax Prestige Boots Black by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Boots *

Steampunk Sue

The whole steampunk thing.. it was a hopeful look ahead to a future where industry and invention would make our lives easier, more wonderful, more interesting. I never quite understood the aesthetic until I got to SL. Since Linden Lab has been tinkering with the innards of SL and our clients, I thought I would try tinkering myself and put on a few gears and gadgets of my own.

Steampunk Sue

I met BlakOpal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar at Burning Life last year. That’s the magic of BL—you end up bumping into all sorts of cool people, and BlakOpal and Trilobyte definitely qualify as cool. Their textures and building are unparalleled for steampunk. Check out this absolutely exquisite ensemble, complete in everyway from the hat on top to the beautiful boots.

Steampunk Sue

There is so much here to look at, one doesn’t know where to start first. There’s the cute top hat leading to the eye piece (which itself has an incredible texture with light reflecting off the glass) to the choker with its ribbons, the bodice, the crazy belt with a riot of gears, and the richly textured skirts.

The most brilliant touch is the sleeve insets with rotating pieces. A photo can’t do it justice. There are little rings whirling inside rings, tortured toruses rotating around a central glowing… thing.. and little drills adding a vicious touch.

The great thing about this get-up is that it comes with everything but the hair. You even get the boots. A close up on the boots shows you how wonderful the textures are.

Steampunk Sue

yukitan Farrjones and WAKA flow have rebuilt and reopened their store, no longer a little boutique jam packed with freebies and hidden away in an obscure sim. (I am talking about a store that proceeded the one most people know.) This new store is much more luxurious and stocked with the many new designs W&Y are making, including their new model line. Shown here is non-beaded version of a hair they gave away at their opening. It’s a great shape and really well rendered. There is a reason W&Y has this new store—they do great work.

Steampunk Sue

May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future

Hair: W&Y AGATA Model  05 A by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Ensemble: BlakOpal Mechanique Steampunk Outfit by blakopal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar for BlakOpal

Nonna a Paris

Nonna Hedges is the doyenne of evening dresses in SL. When I first came to SL, a friend of mine took me to her shop and I gasped. Classical music played on the stream, rich woods and silks covered the surfaces, the soft scent of roses and vanilla wafted through the air. I felt like I had entered an exclusive boutique. On the gowns, fine handmade lace covered the bodices, silk with a subtle patina flowed across the gowns.

Nonna’s work has a style like no one else’s–a classical aesthetic rooted in a woman’s intense but banked sexuality. A Nonna woman doesn’t wear bright turquoise, she doesn’t have crunchy curly hair, she doesn’t speak loudly (though she is well-heard). She would never chew gum.

chocolate Nonna

It was with pleasure I received Nonna’s latest creation, perles et dentelle. Nonna has been focusing on Paris lately (as evidenced by her recent store remodel, which features a large version of her Eiffel Tower necklace draped over the walls of the store). Details is the name of her store, and for Nonna it’s all about the details, from the pearl necklace and belt to the barefoot prim shoes (which I don’t show here, but they come with the outfit).

chocolate Nonna

This piece was inspired by her dreams of Paris with it’s subtly pink/pearl lace (notice the ribbon detail finishing off the neckline and sleeves) and its cocoa satin skirt. Finishing off the skirt is a beautiful gradient prim kickpleat. Notice the crinkled rosettes at the shoulders, the pearled belt with the gold buckle, and the prim laces tied criss-crossed and tied in back..

chocolate Nonna

A walk down the rue:

Hair: W&Y HAIR  84 *TYPE*A by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless II/Makeup 10 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress, Belt and Necklace: perles et dentelle by Nonna Hedges for Details

Earrings: EarthStones Timeless Pearl Earrings – White/Platinum by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones

Shoes: Stiletto Moody Pinup (Chocolate Brown Patent) by Stiletto Moody for Stiletto Moody