I’m crazy for crying
I’m crazy for trying
I’m crazy for loving you
~ “Crazy” by Willie Nelson
The song has nothing whatsoever to do with what I am going to show, but it came on the station I listen to and reminded me of how Eshi and I saw Willie Nelson exactly this time last year at Summerfest. <3 Eshi :)
This ensemble is less crazy than elegant. The dress, by Kimmera Madison, shows Kimmera’s standard excellence (how can I make such perfect work sound so ordinary?). From the sexy mandarin-collared halter to the split-leg skirt, the sexiness is more in what is not shown but hinted at than what is shown. Kimmera, in her typical fashion, pays equal attention to the details—check out the frog closures on the collar and the bustle, adding drama to the outfit.
I wear a new hair from Truth Hawks, who has clearly tapped into some grid-wide zeitgeist with his streaked hair. Every week I can’t wait to see what he’s streaking next! (That really sounds so wrong.) I show beautiful shoes from Lissa Maertens and Melanie Zhao that carry the brocade to the tips of my toes.
“I’m crazy for thinking my love could hold you…”
Hair: >TRUTH< Roxana Streaked – crow by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: ::Tuli:: Sayuri tone 1 :: 07a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *
Dress: Tres Beau “Princess Aura” by Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau Designs *
Shoes: !!Cattiva – Strappy – Red Orchid by Lissa Maertens and Melanie Zhao for !!Cattiva
I am finally out of this winter thing. Actually what pushed me out of it was a visit to a store.
The neon busy graphics, bold name, and sort of grunge kitty “feel” of Ivey Deschanel’s store always made me think perhaps it wasn’t a place for me. I just don’t do that sort of grunge neko thing very well. However, I went in the other day and found that Ivey does a little more than sassy kitty clothing, and I liked what I saw.
This outfit from Ivey is glam and sexy and elegant all at once. The elaborate textures in the pants, as if burnt into a velvet, accentuate my long legs and curves with the sculpties that bottom out the legs in a flare. The jacket has a great bolero cut with a tied front—very modern and urban. But the sleeves, made of sculpties, have that decadent featheriness (without the cliched PS fur that everyone else uses) that makes this outfit truly glam. The rich depth of the top with its hand-drawn wrinkles and sexy low-cut back (shown here without the jacket) create a slinky and sensuous camisole. The look is complete and whole and ideal. Ivey’s system piece work is clean and well-done with great seams and edges. Her textures in this outfit are delicious.
Sachi Vixen has long been making skins, but her Portia line is a recent addition that once again displays her fine talents as an artist. I especially like the eye makeup on this skin with its subtle rainbow hues, entirely appropriate for an elegant glam girl—not over the top but pushing the edge. And her sexy décolletage is not over the top. I just don’t need to look like I am “enhanced.”
‘Never Say Never”:
Hair: * 0 Style *Angie *(Raven)_M by Rei Gully for Zero Style
Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Portia – Tone 2 Dark – Rouge by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve
Outfit: :::Sn@tch Rocker (Clothing Layers Only)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch
Boots: ~*ZHAO*~ “ASTA” Vendor (BLACK LEATHER) Silver by Melanie Zhao for Zhao Shoes
In honor of yesterday’s blog about “tomorrow’s laundry,” I thought I might show you today’s laundry.
I don’t do my laundry at the laundromat. I keep it all at home. In my home studio. In my photosphere. Yeah.
So here I am, setting my hair, doing my laundry in my little feathered mules (cuz every girl has to have those), listening to KCRW and loading this fabulous washer and dryer from Redd Columbia that includes accessories and poses. (I LOVE the stuff at RC Cluster. Go when you need a day of laughter.)
I put on these dainties from Annyka Bekkers because they are so sexy and so versatile all at once. Wear the bra underneath a low cut top for a sexy peekaboo or traipse around the house in the set (as I do, clearly). They are great textures—no ghosting in the pieces and well fit to the avatar mesh. Lorac Farella’s subtler Honesty skin from the Altonia line is sexy and fresh.
These mules from Melanie Zhao are for every girl in SL who has too many shoes but still needs more. I mean, how often are you going to wear feathered shoes but in the privacy of your sim? I just don’t see them going over well at the Velvet or Franks. But they are perfect with a box of chocolates (or a basket of laundry).
“Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem.Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.”
~ Jerry Seinfeld
Hair: Angry Housewife rollers in hair by Leetah Moxie for Curl Up N Dye
Skin: Pulse Skin – Altonia-Honesty by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins
Bra and panties: *blowpop* Yvette set – Nude by Annyka Bekkers for *blowpop*
Shoes: ~*ZHAO*~ “MOSCOU” by Melanie Zhao for Zhao Shoes
Washer and dryer and all accoutrements: -RC- Clustyclean Stackable Washing Machines (black) by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster
Sometimes I want to go out looking wickedly gorgeous, glam and funky and killer hot. It requires a sort of insouciance that comes of big confidence.
I chose this great design from Discord because it had all those features—a theatrical kimono style mixed with futuristic textures and materials. Discord is an amazing find—the clothes are funky, well textured and made, and inexpensive. You want the glamfurlowslungjeanswiththebigbuckle thang? You’ll find it at Discord.
I will admit that this blog was all about the hair. I am wearing michele Oyen’s flowy, messy Serene in a purple that could only be seen out at night with an outfit like this. I visited her store recently and was amazed by the flow of the hair and the great textures. I bought the whole dark pack of Selene’s despite the cost. I just couldn’t resist.
The boots are from Melanie Zhao. Melanie is the queen of prim shoes, crafting them carefully and in a way that makes one marvel as to what can be done in SL. Melanie preceded the sculpty shoe craze and still makes quality pieces, from prims, bottom up.
I am SO going out:
Hair: [SeleneV1][colorD-Series] by michelle Oyen of . sWEET HAIRs . sWEET FACEs .
Skin: Unreleased skin by Lorac Farella of Pulse Skins
Outfit: << Discord >> SHO-HI Black Set by Orange Meili of Discord
Boots: “DESTINY” (BLACK/BLACK) SILVER boots by Melanie Zhao of Zhao Shoes
Listening to Die Happy by Peaches
I am featuring another one of Shenlei Flesheart’s students at Shengri-La. Missy Lavecchia, like many women who enter SL, has fallen in love with the idea of dressing up in a full skirt with twinkling sequins and bows and all the pretty things girls really like, and she envisions this dream with Bella Fantastique.
Missy made this lovely evening gown—MS Midnight—for one of her classes with Shenlei. With it’s full skirt and sparkling detail, Missy captures the fantasy we all have of feeling oh so pretty. Missy ingeniously puts a sparkling overlay on the skirt with scalloped chains of sparkles. What is hard to show in the photo is how fluidly these layers move—it’s actually quite captivating. Missy repeats that sparkle motif along the decollatage and around the low cut back. Her seams are, as one would expect of one of Shen’s students, dead on. For a relative newbie (she first rezzed in March this year), Missy is taking SL by storm.
I styled this dress with a dramatic updo from Sky Everett Designs—the Sovereign, and I piled on the jewels to turn this dress from pretty to royal.
This ensemble is completed with Cinderella’s glass slippers from Melanie Zhao. Thank you, Melanie, for knowing every girl’s secret desire—a glass slipper to leave for her Prince Charming to find.
What to wear before the clock strikes midnight:
Hair (with jewels), Necklace and Earrings: Sky Everett Designs-Sovereign Silver by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs
Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins
Dress: Bella Fantasique – MS Midnight DB by Missy Lavecchia for Bella Fantastique
Shoes: ~Zhao~ Lovis Cinderella by Melanie Zhao for ~Zhao~ Shoes