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 a 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

Fashionably Late

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We can file this under the better late than never category, because even though much of this came out a few months ago at Collabor88, I still wear damn near all of it regularly! Especially these pants from Fashionably Dead. While I have been able to find beat up jeans that reach the floor, I do love the boyfriend cut, and the baggy bunching around the belt is such a nice touch! This camisole as well from ISON is just the right length to go with the slew of high waist pants and shorts I’ve been buying, beautifully draped. Thankfully better late than never means all pictured now available at their respective mainstores!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Springer Hair (Summer)
Top: ISON – Silk Camisole (Eggshell)
Pants: Fashionably Dead – Beat Up Jeans (Blue)
Shoes: Reign – Bow Peeps (Camel)
Feet: Slink – Womens High Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop necklace, Yummy – Karina Glasses (Black)
Pose: Double Take – Say It To My Face, (second pose uncredited – wrote it down, & lost the paper! If you recognize this, please leave a comment, thank you!)

Dusk

There’s new mesh jeans out at Jane that fit my avatar so much better than many others that have been released. I love that the thighs aren’t so stick thin. All sizes seem to be proportionate to the hips! Yes, some of us ladies like the natural curves. There’s about five versions available in two cuff types, so head over to demo these! I also picked up the cardigan over at ISON to go with them, since I’d been coveting it for a few weeks now. Both items are on the cheap side of mesh, so suffice to say, multiple copies were bought. Affordable quality mesh; so dangerous for my wallet.

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Blind (Blonde 10)
Top: Fishy Strawberry – Ignition Lingerie (Green)
Cardigan: ISON – Kimono Sleeve Cardigan (Mustard) -mesh-
Pants: Jane – Sweet ‘n Low Jeans (Pitch) -mesh-
Shoes: HOC – Platform Pumps
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes2, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Lipstick (Deep Red)
Necklace: Glow Studio – Lune Necklace (Lemon)
Pose: Fri.day – Bliss Pose 6
Location: Uwst

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Be sure to check out EPOCH Legend, a new event with a spectacular build by Anya Ohmai of Ohmai Emporium & Suetabulous Yootz from Beetlebones, between now & March 11th.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Rumour (Blonde 10)
Dress: Maitreya – MCEHT Dress (EPOCH Legend) -mesh-
Leggings: Erratic – Fishnet Thin (Black)
Shoes: HOC Industries – Platform Pumps
Arms: ISON – Leather Arm Warmers (EPOCH Legend)
Mask: Balaclava – Beast Masquerade Mask (Black) (EPOCH Legend) -mesh-
Pose: Glitterati – Mausoleum pose prop