Beach Animal

I am past the romance of a white Christmas and the frost in the air and the gentle quiet of snowflakes drifting down. Christmas is over, the frost has turned to a bitter cold and the snowflakes recently fell down in a huge wallop.

Beach Animal

Part of my SL is the fantasy aspect, and in today’s fantasy, I am dressed to the nines on a beach somewhere. In fact, in this particular fantasy, it’s sunset and I am about to go to a party at a beach house after a long day of romping in the sun and reading trash novels under an umbrella (with plenty of sunscreen). I am wearing a cute zebra-striped bikini and sarong from Dai Matova (that I picked up at a little stall on a Japanese sim).

Beach Animal

I threw a lot of jewelry on, some of it that I found at that same sim. The earrings and necklace are terrific creations from violett Ellils, and they echo the zebra thing going on. To push it over the top, I have bangles and long nails from kikunosuke Eel. I will caution that the nails are a little tricky—they are no mod (!!) and I ended up changing my hands to a size 25 to fit the size 30 nails. I am not quite sure why either would apply (no mod or having to be size 25), but it may explain why there may be a little misfit apparent.

Tuli Asturias’ sunkissed (of course) Bella compliments the look and now you get an eyeful of her terrific body work, especially the navel and the hands, which show more detail than most.

Beach Animal

Finally, wild and fun shoes from this years Shoe Fair—Onyx LeShelle’s Shantis in a special pattern, Snow Leopard. I made sure my toenails were painted a dangerous black to match my nails.

Beach Animal

Where’s my pina colada?

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

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

Swimsuit: [C*love*r] Swim Bikini 01 (Zebra) by Dai Matova for Ultimate Heroes

Necklace: PP. Feather&string –zebra by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Earrings: PP. Wild E.R –Zebra by violett Ellils for Ultra Kitty

Bangles and nails: *[MANDALA]TAKARA Bangle/Buddha/black nails & Rings by kikunosuke Eel for [MANDALA]

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Snow Leopard by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Eleganza

I have to say, our First Lady (we lucky Americans) has ushered in a new era of respect for us (I hope). Michelle Obama represents to the rest of the world, alongside her husband—that guy—whatever his name is—that American women can be graceful, chic, educated, strong-minded, and good. She truly represents many women in this country, of all races and backgrounds. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a worker.

Eleganza

What does the African-American woman (or any woman of color do) when she enters SL and wants to represent as well? It’s not an easy thing. Some skin makers have resorted to taking their Caucasian skins and darkening them, as if that’s all there is to it. Others have decided to make new skins, giving them an orange or an ashy tint.

Abyss has come out with a few new sets of skins, all built from the ground up, it seems. There is a skin for fairer ladies, a skin for brunettes, and this lovely skin for brown-skinned women. SinSister Chastity has managed to make skins in various darker tones for this line that follow a more “realistic” aesthetic, showing a woman who is beautiful, futuristic and elegant with creamy nougat or sienna or dark rich cocoa skin. They are NOT available as Caucasian skins.

Eleganza

I dressed my beautiful self up with a great cocktail dress from monica Outlander. Last time I had visited Miamai, monica had a small inventory (probably six or more months ago). She has been producing like mad—separates, hair, jewelry, and her finest pieces—evening wear. I especially like how she used a print to cover both sculpty and flexi prims with gems as a decorating motif both on the skirt and around the neck (which saves on finding jewelry to wear). I paired zebra-striped shoes from Cerberus Noel and a zebra-striped cuff from Anuitka Barthelmess just to push the striped theme a little farther.

Eleganza

Leadership in elegance:

Hair: :Liriope: HSN black by Ilze Erin for :Liriope:

Skin: [ ama garijus ][ sunset ][ scene ] by SinSister Chastity for Abyss

Dress: Miamai_Arika by monica Outlander for Miamai Fashion Creations

Cuff: Bracelet No 301 black&zebra by Anuitka Barthelmess for *kraftika

Shoes: *GF* Figure Pumps -zebra- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Wild Thing

Sometimes a woman wants to go out and show her best side—put on her sexiest boots and dress, adorn herself with some glitzy jewelry, make-up, and her favorite perfume and go out and WOW the world.

Wild Thing

It’s an easy thing to do when you’re wearing something from Antonia Marat, specifically this Zesty zebra dress. Yes, I know I blogged her earlier this week, but I can’t stop! This time let me tell you about her system pieces.. they are exquisite, especially the skirts. Worn with a skirt shape, her skirts are sexy as all get out. Antonia does great rockabilly but this dress could be worn for partying, being chic, and rocking the club.

Wild Thing

I took on this silly pose to show you how the skirt looks stretched. Some system skirts look really bad when the legs pull them apart—not this one. You can barely tell. Ingenious!

Wild Thing

I styled it with jewelry from Digit Darkes’ new Fall Collection. I really like this necklace because it lacks that slick symmetry that so many show. The textures literally glitter on the necklace and there is a handy color changer that switches it through six different colors. The bracelet is from Anuitka Barthelmess at kraftika, who has some fabulous stuff. You will see more of her jewelry here.

Wild Thing

Boots are from Detour Sideways. I got the color changing set “fat pack” boot so I could get all the colors. These boots have turned out to be a staple in my wardrobe. I wear them more than I care to say. Enough that they have gotten all comfy and worn with use.

Wild Thing

The skin is from Pulse, a very artistic turn from Lorac. She did a series of these Valeries that are beautifully drawn and full of character. These are not anime-style skins with perfect cartoon features; her skins show the beauty of real women. And this is a new flirty short hair I would love to have in real life, from Aska Watler.

Wild Thing

Watch out!

Hair: CriCri-gShort02-B by Aska Watler for Cri-Cri

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T Cream/Delicious by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Dress: /artilleri/ Zesty zebra dress by Antonia Marat for Artilleri

Necklace: Digit Darkes-Lamb Link Necklace-Custom by Ysabel Diavolo and Digit Darkes for Digit Darkes

Bracelet: Bracelet No 301 white&zebra L by Anuitka Barthelmess for *kraftika

Boots: [Detour] Mistress Boots – Multi by Detour Sideways for Detour

Talk to Me

Sometimes SL can be a place for happiness and fun. Sometimes it can be a place for self-transformation and self-disclosure.

Talk to Me

I am a nice lady. I do cross stitch and like making apple crisp in the fall. But there is a side of me that likes my music louder and would like to let loose and let my mascara run a little.

Talk to Me

This outfit from Amerie Spitteler gets me in touch with my “screw you I wanna listen to my music as loud as I want” side. With the glam fur coat (complete with embroidered back) and laced plaid shorts and lacey leggings, this funky outfit is for nights when I want to go out, smoke too many cigarettes, drink whiskey straight to scare the boys, and toddle about like Courtney Love.

Talk to Me

I featured Aleixandre Beidermann’s hair before and I stopped back at his place and found several other pieces that I loved. This wild hair suits my mood—full, spiky, red. It has the same clever little hair arranging animation that has it go from the length you see to a longer length. And Bax’s Ankle Boots—well they are the standard on the grid. This pair has a color changer so you can go between “Drk Blood,” “Maroon,” and “Venetian.” They are the most versatile around.

Talk to Me

Rowr!

Hair: #AB# Tote Fiery Red hair by Aleixandre Biedermann for Biedermann Q Hair

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Pearl/Rules BLK by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: *aN* Plastic Punker by Amerie Spitteler for *amerie’s NAUGHTY*

Camisole and panties: *NR* Vicky Lingerie Red by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Scarf: *::UM::* Muffler [Zebra] by Umeko Shan for *::Ume Mode::*

Boots: BAX Ankle Boots Red Patent by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs

Listening to Talk to Me by Peaches

And another one by Peaches if you want a good laugh