Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

It’s not enough to set the turn
With nothing ventured nothing learned
It’s how it’s always been

~ “The Next Time Around” by Little Joy

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

Try something new and you might learn something. I found these cute skirt/pants out on my wanderings. Made by yoriminaty Beresford (a distant cousin, clearly), this unusual piece with its handpainted motif and muddy color is hippy chic. Kaneyan Nicholls supplies the light and pretty top with the laced collar.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

My skin is a fresh offering from Kaethe Dyrssen, who is dipping into skin creation after being established as a shape maker. I juiced up the lips with a new lip gloss from Mocksoup Graves. Mocksoup’s glosses and eyeshadows dominate my makeup kit because they fit so many skins and are translucent, so the original skin’s lip shape can still show through. For all we gripe about LL, surely the tattoo layers are a great feature. Finally my wispy and romantic hair is a new offering from Mirja Mills. This blonde is really fantastic.

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Learned

I’ll belong to you, it’s how it’s meant to be

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LARA * /blonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Skin: *L*Luna – Peach -Pure LBFR by Kaethe Dyrssen for Leafy

Makeup: [mock] Mizu LipGloss [Dark Pink] [Pia] by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K Cosmetics *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: Cotton tunic <Chocolate> short sleeve by kaneyan Nicholls for MNK*SHOP

Pants: (yorim’s F)otogi_skirt (long) by yoriminaty Beresford for =YORIM’S FACTORY=

Bracelet: MIEL AHI BRACELET – right hand by Mika Nieuport for The Hive

Shoes: [e] Millside Flats – Desert by Elikapeka Tiramisu for [elikatira]

Oh Argentina

I secretly harbor a desire to go to Buenos Aires. I can’t explain it. Maybe it’s an article I read a couple years ago in Slate saying Buenos Aires now is like Paris in the 20s. Maybe it’s reading about the tango so much and the beautiful words of Jorge Luis Borges. Maybe it’s from watching too many Argentinian movies and TV shows. I think Buenos Aires is my other Berlin. (Of course, this is a lot of idealization. I have a friend who lives there who would probably laugh at me.)

Oh Argentina

Women in Buenos Aires are beautiful (like aforementioned friend) and cosmopolitan. But they bring a bit of the ranch with them to their fashion. I thought this outfit would do well in Argentina, which is, as you recall, in the middle of summer this time of year. A short skirt with leggings from yurio Ellils and a crocheted camisole from Umeko Shan (over a skin tone bra from Annyka Bekkers) gives a great funky look for a sporty Argentinian girl.

Oh Argentina

Women in South America are not all dark haired with dark eyes. Many beauties there have blonde or brown hair, and so our beauty has a light brown hair, cut short and cute with a little barrette. The new group gift from Tricky Boucher is a perfect skin—a little tan for the summer but not too dark with light brown brows.

Oh Argentina

The boots? Made of several animal pieces including leather uppers and a feathered and furred leg. These boots from yorinminaty Beresford were too fun and funky to pass up and in SL, no animals ever get hurt in the making of boots.

Oh Argentina

Don’t cry for me….

Hair: :::{{trico}}::: ADELE (auburn) by miyu Paule for :::{{trico}}:::

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Sk group gift by Tricky Boucher for Belleza

Top: *::UM::*  Crochet set A vol2 by Umeko Shan for UmeMode

Skirt and leggings: Denim_No.30 by yurio Ellils for *VERONICA*

Bra: *blowpop* Yvette – nude  bra 1 by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Jewelry: Mariposa: Jewels: Aubade Reloaded! – Jade by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa (no longer available)

Belt: MP Hippie Belt ~ Brown Leather by Moxie Polano for Moxie Polano’s Haute Couture

Boots: (yorim’s F)lFeather >< Fur boots(=FOOT=one_size) by yoriminaty Beresford for yorim