Waiting Game

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Newness abounds at both Shiny Shabby & N21! It’s not often I shop and immediately blog something, but the stars aligned with this one (artist inspiration helps). RK Poses has a single female set for sale at the former, along with a few couples poses and single male; very much adoring the quality here. AND.. over at N21, an event that took mucho money from me this round, Fashionably Dead has these perfect knit dresses for sale. I had to grab two.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Fenella [Hat]
Dress: Fashionably Dead – Knit Basic Dress (Navy) (September N21)
Shoes: Reign – Boho Laced Sandals (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Accessories: Kunst – Cigarette #2, Magic Nook – Summer Hoop
Pose: RK Poses – Jas 2 (Shiny Shabby)
Location: Dead End

Revival

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It’s now the middle of September, and thus we begin the transition from summer to fall (at least in the northern part of the globe). I’ve always lived in places where that transition is a longer process (that rarely ends with snow), so it’s always this dance between being warm enough in the day to being chilly at night, and that jacket better be ready. That’s immediately what I thought of when I saw these pants on a girl at one of SL’s social lounges… and shamelessly inspected them to find out they’re from Legal Insanity! The jeans have a few different styles with one set flannel color, but you can buy a few different add-ons that use a HUD to change the shirt portion. Pairing it with a new crop top from United Colors and the rare hair from Lamb at The Arcade, and you have the outfit I’ve been in for three days. I probably should change… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Lamb – Let Her Go (September 2016 Arcade)
Top: United Colors – Mimi Crop Top (Whore Couture Fair)
Pants: Legal Insanity – July Dirty Jeans
Shoes: FLite – Lowtop Ducks (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Kitty Gypsy Hoops, Yummy – True Fate Ring (Opal)
Pose: Sari-Sari – Comfy Sit 2
Location: Blithe

Down the Rabbit Hole

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And thus begins life with a mesh head. That’s what I figured out after a week of demoing heads, skins, and body appliers to figure out which I liked the best. When it was becoming a bit overwhelming, I realized maybe I didn’t want to do this yet. And as I took off the head I’d been testing, I realized… I can’t go back. The smoothness and ease, look and feel, was already becoming in my eyes better than my old system head look (even though I loved it very much).

Maybe it shouldn’t have been such a process, but let me just say – if you are a picky person like me, who changes skins once very 1-2 years with no major shape changes for about 7 years, then be prepared. Diving into the world of Mesh Heads will take you awhile, too. Tones might be off, or the body texturing doesn’t match the quality of the face. Yes, some even still have an issue with seams. Demo demo demo.

Finally, though, for now I’ve settled on Lelutka’s Karin with a Glam Affair skin. I also have Catwa’s Candy that I have both a Glam Affair skin and a Lara Hurley skin to use, should I feel so inclined.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Kora
Top: Addams – Amy Crop Top (June Uber)
Skirt: Addams – Amy Long Skirt (June Uber)
Shoes: Fri.day – Dusty Sandals (May Collabor88)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Pose: Marukin – Berry (hy02-04)
Location: Hathian

No One’s Watching

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I had resisted diving into mesh heads for quite awhile now for the same reason I rarely ever get a new skin – I am picky. Way overly picky. And once I did start to check them out, I realized too how extensive and diverse the options are now. From skin to skin, lips to eyes, every option changes the look, and thus finding a fit for who my avatar has always been… well, it was a rabbit hole, for sure! I’m still in it, actually, but I’ve mostly settled for now on a lovely Glam Affair skin from this June’s round of Collabor88 (not used for this shot, but to be seen soon). More on that to come!

One trend I am loving in SL these days for us photo enthusiasts is main stores decorating the remainder of their sims in very picturesque settings. It’s lovely to visit, use for photographs, and especially in the case of my friend Lundy’s store, Hive, I found myself idling long after I was done just enjoying the setting while working on other things.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: League – Luna (sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Elira (May Uber)
Top: ISON – Cropped Button Up (Navy Stripe) (June Collabor88)
Skirt: Blueberry – Letia
Shoes: FLite – Lowtop Ducks (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops
Pose: oOo Poses – Ballerina Five
Location: Honeycomb (Hive mainstore)

A Place to Disappear to

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This is one of those occasions where I was surfing through marketplace, pages upon pages of searches, and stumbled upon this top from Villena. I’m not even sure if it’s newer or if it’s been out for awhile, but doesn’t matter; I love it! It’s also worth mentioning that, while this photo doesn’t show it off, these new shorts from Addams are incredibly bootylicious, emphasized no doubt by the new boots at Collabor88 from ISON. They even come with aย Maitreya-specific fit (best way to Boot, really.)

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Wendice
Top: Villena – Sweatshirt (Bandana Print)
Shorts: Addams – Malena Denim Short High Rise
Shoes: ISON – Leather Knee Boots (Black) (November Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (Black)
Pose: Marukin – Poppy – Gleaming Bergamot
Location: Devils Pocket

How We Roll

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Over time, you might find those brands who slowly creep their way into your inventory’s heart, filling it up. And then there’s others, who do it more rapidly, because every release is something you must have. Addams is the latter, because not only is the rigging so well with my Maitreya Lara body, the styles are just so on point. Especially this top from the current round at Collabor88 (which hopefully should be… maybe? less crowded now that it’s been two days, but I don’t know – it was insane getting in!) It’s made to go over the bikini top that’s also on sale, but easily can be worn without. It matches perfectly with the not-new-but-new-to-me worn jeans at the mainstore location.

Now, I’m not really sure which category Lamb falls into; I just know that over the years, I’ve collected a ton of her hair. And definitely added two more that are out now at C88. One drapes a little more over the face (shown), the other a bit more off of the face, and both with these loose waves I wish I could pull off in RL.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Lamb – Flower (August Collabor88)
Top: Addams – Sophia Tank Top (August Collabor88)
Pants: Addams – Worn Jeans (rolled)
Shoes: ieQED – Emmy Wedge (Marsala)
Feet: Slink – Womens Barefeet (High)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Pose: Marukin – Berry – Hy02-04
Location: Hathian

Electric Boogaloo

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I think since I started this blog 3+ years ago, I’ve wanted to use that title. And while it’s sadly for a post inspired by Breakin’ 2, it is inspired by what’s actually been among my favorite rounds of Uber so far! And I wasn’t sure what to expect; neon and Miami can go a few different ways. But I bought so much, and I just wanna wear it all… all the time! But I’m a child of the 80’s, neon is in our blood, isn’t it?

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Blair (May Uber)
Dress: Foxes – Breezy Dress (Summer) (May Uber)
Shoes: Just Design – Flash (Fluo Green) (May Uber)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Miami Neon set (May Uber)
Chair: Pixel Mode – Bubble Chair (May Uber)

Promise me…

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“Promise me one thing:
donโ€™t take me home until Iโ€™m drunk;
very drunk indeed.โ€
…Breakfast at Tiffany’s

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Breathe
Dress: Tres Blah – Audrey Dress
Hat: Tres Blah – Audrey Hat
Shoes: Belgravia – Patent 120
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Mid)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes, Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Aurora Earrings
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza โ€“ Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly โ€“ Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente โ€“ Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Suit: EPIA – Pinstriped Business Suit (February 2014 The Mens Dept)

Pose: RACK Poses – The Sweetest Thing
Location: Black Bottom

To Be Queen

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We’re week two into both Pose Fair 2015 and the new season of Game of Thrones, both of which make this pose prop from Project Puppet so very fitting. I saw it, and immediately thought of Cersei’s battle for control, something she used to be very good at. I unfortunately know a bit more than I wanted to about where her story is headed (must be careful reading wikipedia!), but I’m excited to see how the TV show takes it nonetheless. And yes, perhaps one day, I’ll sit my butt down and read the books (…tell that to my bookshelf full of ‘to reads’). Head on down to Pose Fair to grab this before it’s too late!

Also, as if fate, Berry‘s Monday Meme for the week is.. TV Show! Check out her post and create your own on a blog, flickr, or any medium you choose!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Candy
Dress: FATEplay – Lena Dress (Quartz)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Project Puppet – Throne Prop (Pose Fair 2015)
Build: Barnesworth Anubis – Songo Courtyard

Color of Your Energy (Pose Fair 2015, Park 2)

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Continuing on with Pose Fair 2015, I found this awesome prop from Everglow. There’s actually a series of them, ranging from ones you hold, stand on, and sit (single sit, displayed above). They work well for decorating a scene, like how they sit under Grace & I while using Verocity‘s adorable new Girlfriends pose!

On Peri:
Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Mokuzai (Female) (Xiasumi School Festival – Sakura)
Dress: COCO – Jersey Tank Dress (Blue 22) (March Chapter Four)
Shoes: 2Real – ARTFEX LMT (Grey) (April Mens Dept)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop Necklace

On Grace:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley (Latte)
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes
Hair: Magika – Hush
Top: Fashionably Dead – Buttoned Crop Tank (Black) (April Collabor88), Fashionably Dead – Wrapped Jacket (White) (April Collabor88)
Pants: Fashionably Dead – Dainty Shorts (Pink) (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Meli Imako – Mesh Ladies Sneakers
Makeup: Pink Fuel – Shimmer Eyeshadow (Light Smoke), Pink Fuel – Harley Lipstick (Beestung)

Pose 1 : Everglow – Skateboard #3 (prop) (Pose Fair 2015)
Pose 2 : Verocity – Girlfriends (Pose Fair 2015)
Location: Hathian