Stone Rollin’

Fat lady shakin’, backbone breakin’ (come on)
(This girl of mine)
Everything she’s got is movin and hot (come on)
(This girl of mine)…

You don’t call her fat but that girl is stacked
(she’s got my mind)
Everything is wide–she walk with much pride
(she’s got my mind)

There was no way to prepare
Nothing I could see
All I saw was a woman
Walking up to me

~ Stone Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq

Stone Rollin

There’s a song I have been hearing on KCRW for a few months that finally got released so I can link to it. I have wanted to blog this song for a long time because this is the woman I know a lot of us are, and I know a lot of men love.

I have dressed myself up in a dangerously short dress (to show those great legs) from Monica Outlander. A fuller woman can pull this look off quite well—she has the assets to make a dress like this look hot. Kalnin’s shows, with their versatile HUD, which includes colorways for skin, nails, and the shoes themselves and a full menu for resizing makes this look easy to finish.

Stone Rollin

My shape is from Xme Xue, who produces beautiful sexy full-figured avatars for women who want to be more than stick thin. What’s brilliant is that Hart Larsson’s newest skin, Gaia, fits perfectly over this sexy shape. I wore his skin in V2.6 so I could pile on the layers—hairbase, eyes, and lips—to make this sexy and sultry look. Wild curly hair from DBS Heart completes me.

Stone Rollin

I say, Booty Woman, you turn me loose.
I need to go home, I can’t stand your moves.
You see your high heels are killin’ me
It’s like your bad ass thighs are shakin’ me. (oh yeah)

Hair: ::DBS::Strength-Ebony by DBS Heart for Bishwear

Skin: [PXL] GAIA SK SE DEB C2 with [PXL] GAIA SK Hair (Tattoo), [PXL] GAIA SK Lilla Eyes (Tattoo) and [PXL] GAIA SK Cyclamen Lips (Tattoo)by Hart Larsson for [PXL], available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

Shape: ZANA – Lush AAS – 2011 by Xme Xue for Ample Avi, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *

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

Dress: Miamai_WildThing Minidress_ Extrablue by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Ribbon: =DeLa*= Ribbon “Keira” by Kuranosuke Kamachi for *=DeLa*=

Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Prima from Kalnins

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works Animations *

Photo’d in Second Life V2.6.3 (227447)

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My Green-Eyed Love

My love, my green-eyed love
We’ll watch the clouds from above
C’mon, lift me up

~ “Green-Eyed Love” by Mayer Hawthorne

My Green-Eyed Love

These last few days before school deserve a good pop song and some casual clothes. It’s drawing to the end of summer and I never want it to end. (Make sure you listen to that song I link above!) The top is from Jamie Marlowe, who has just recently closed her store, and it’s a shame because her work is great. The capris are from Tuli Asturias, who does seem to get a lot of press in this blog. I wore them despite myself but they were so perfect!

My Green-Eyed Love

I ran to get one of the skins made by Juliette Westerburg, the darling of the alternative set. I really liked the skin over this gorgeous more full-figured shape from Xme Xue. I had to redo my eyebrows to get the crazy “winged” thing she had going on with the brows to settle down, but the colors are lovely—the lips are sensual and pretty and the blush through the skin is gorgeous. Hair is from Truth Hawks, who has decided to blow up the grid with a sale on all his hair. Asset servers are straining as inventories bulk up with Truth fat packs. (It’s not really LL causing all these problems—it’s all Truth’s fault.)

My Green-Eyed Love

My love, my green-eyed love
You know when push comes to shove
I need you, you’re in my blood

Hair: >TRUTH< Lauren – carrot by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Shape: MAGGIE – Copy/Mod by Xme Xue for Ample Avi *

Skin: -tb- {Tan} Jejune Rose – Red Winged Brows by Juliette Westerburg for Tres Blah

Top: * **MIS** Wiggles by Janie Marlowe for Mischief (no longer available)

Capris: []::Tuli::[] Worn denim capris by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Necklace: MIEL ELO NECKLACE by Mike Nieuport for Miel

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Women’s Espadrilles – Beach Sand by Renee Harvy for Duh

In Bloom

I was poking around SL (as I am wont to do) and found a great store for fuller figured female avatars. Just as in the “real world,” fuller figured women in SL are given short shrift. Prims need adjustment, shoes fit weirdly on the ankles, textures stretch. And no, those eensy little minis don’t look right on a larger woman. You would think it would be easier!

In Bloom

Roxy Daguerre has tried to solve that problem with her store Fluffygirl. She offers a wide variety of avatar content, all aimed at the larger avatar, including full avatars with shapes, skins, eyes, and hair, clothing with all accessories (including shoes and hair sometimes), and even larger male avatars. And it’s very inexpensive!

In Bloom

Roxy has designed this dress to make a girl feel sexy with it’s off-the-shoulder flexi arm puffs and the full silky bow. The skirt accompanying it is full and flirty and very wonderful for spring. Roxy has made simple jewelry to accompany the dress and I replaced the shoes with a sexy pair from Storm Schmooz.

In Bloom

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. ~ Denis Waitley

Hair: >TRUTH< Anya – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Shape: MAGGIE by Xme Xue for Ample Avi *

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

Dress with Jewelry: FluffyWear BBW Fashion – bronze floral bow tied dress by Roxy Daguerre for FLUFFYGIRL

Shoes: Storm Schmooz Suomi Cognac by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz *

Pure Class

You know, class isn’t about looks or size or money. It’s about attitude. It’s about how you project yourself to others. It’s about how you feel about yourself.

Pure Class

That’s why I was glad to do this particular blog using a new shape made by Xme Xue. In a world of beautiful avatars, it’s great to have one that is beautiful in a less conventional way. Wearing it, I feel like a complete woman—curvy hips, full breasts, and plump features. The shape is proportional—we don’t see a tiny waist with ridiculously huge breasts and hips. We see how a woman looks when she is plus sized.

Pure Class

I am wearing a great outfit from Sysy Chapman. Understated yet fashionable, the outfit does come with a belt that disappeared into this shape, but who cares? It also comes with a turtleneck which I further dressed up with a great scarf from Onyx LeShelle and earrings and bangles from Fallingwater Cellardoor. Shoes were a great buy from Siddean Munro.

Finally, let’s talk about skin on shape. I hear people talk all the time about how they have to tweak their shape to fit a skin. Something seems wrong with that to me. The shape should be good enough to fall within the norm of most skins. The skins should be good enough to fall within the norm of many shapes. I have seen skins with lips that are too large and overlap my lips (which are pretty full already). Or they were tested on a sour puss face, so they don’t conform to a smiling face. Tuli Asturias’ Bella skins seem to fit over every single shape I try them on. I never seem to find a fit problem. And Xme Xue’s shape is so luscious.. well it’s a perfect fit here.

Pure Class

A touch of class:

Hair: Cake – Dakota – Burgundy Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

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

Shape: Maggie by Xme Xue for Ample Avi

Top: SYSY’s Tweedy the tops by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s *

Pants: SYSY’s Iloa pants black by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s *

Scarf: Maitreya Voluminous Scarf * Dark Cobalt (Spine) by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

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

Earrings: (Shiny Things) Pyra earrings – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Shoes: SLink Winkles Heeled L Black by Siddean Munro for SLink

All Woman

I have been reading the blog of an artist in and out of SL, Gracie Kendal, who is connecting the RL Kris to the SL Gracie as a sort of performance art. The two speak to each other, and one of the things they dance around is Kris’ real life body image and weight versus Gracie’s and also Kris’ romantic life. This is for you, Gracie/Kris.

All Woman

I am modeling LeeZu Baxter’s absolutely beautiful Monroe lingerie because a real woman wants only the best lingerie, as I have already shown. The great thing about LeeZu’s lingerie is that it looks good on any woman—thin or fat, short or tall. LeeZu has all the details covered, from the sexy silk stockings to the garters on the stockings (and closing the bra in back) to the little flowers on the straps.

All Woman

I am wearing the deep luscious skin that Monicuzza Babenco has put out in a special holiday set. With its kohl-lined eyes and soft kissable lips, this skin makes any avatar sexy. (I needed the lingerie—showing skin alone would melt the graphics card, it’s so hot on this avatar.)

All Woman

Va-va-voom!

Hair: >TRUTH< Avery – mahogany by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *YS&YS* Sole X-mas – 01 Jolie Eb Dark by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS

Shape: ! RITA-Lush by Xme Xue for Ample Avi

Lingerie: [LeeZu!] Monroe Lingerie /blue by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Shoes: Jada Humby Couture Stilettos *Marie Clair* BLACK by Jada Humby for Jada Humby Couture

Posing Chair: [PR Compatable] Slipper Chair Photography Prop BLACK by Mykala Klossovsky for Virtual Props & Poses

Rose in Bloom

A lot of controversy sprung up about the Grand Odalisque that was revealed at Black Swan recently. The woman sleeping is.. well.. grand. She is grand in all senses of the word.. “grande” as in large, grand as in magnificent, grand as in pleasing and sumptuous.

And she lay down among the daisies and heather

I received a larger lady’s shape in my DSN the other night from Ample Avi. I put her on and saw a grand woman, a beautiful larger lady, the one who is too often underrepresented in SL, the kind of lady many of us are in real life (including me). It was a beautifully done shape.

Rose in Bloom

The shape, done by Xme Xue, was a fresh look for this same old avatar. With her full plush hips and abundant breasts, she is incredibly beautiful and sexy. I couldn’t wait to dress her up. So I chose this lovely dress from Reale with it’s photo-sourced roses and translucency, it’s light and airy and ideal for a rose in bloom. I will note I did not have to adjust any prims on this or anything else–the best-made outfits fit full-figured avatars.

Rose in Bloom

I wore one of Pulse’s skins to see how it would look on a different shape and it performed wonderfully. This beautiful woman deserves a pale blushing skin and full luscious lips. Truth Hawk’s full-bodied (yes, intended to say that) Sophia tops the ensemble perfectly.

Rose in Bloom

Did you know Elika Tiramisu made shoes? I found them at her last sale—I will admit that I have not confirmed that she still sells them since she seems to have pared down her inventory. I bought the “Ginormous pack,” and it was well worth it.

Rose in Bloom

She breaks open like a bud in bloom:

Hair: >TRUTH< Sophia – burgundy by Truth Hawks for ~Truth~

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Champagne/Venetian Red by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Shape: ! RITA-Lush by Xme Xue for Ample Avi

Dress: *Reale* Floratta long dress (roses) by Mallu Mayo for *Reale*

Shoes: ETD Starley Pumps (Red) RT by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elika Tiramisu Designs (ETD)

Photo of Grand Odalisque taken on site at Avant Garde. I laid her to sleep among flowers, as she deserves to be :)