Good Day Sunshine

http://Good Day Sunshine

It’s a sunny morning here in RL… What a wonderful change after days and days of rain! One more thing I love about SL is that rain or shine in RL (or whatever else nature throws my way except for loss of power!), I can always find whatever weather suits my chosen clothes as opposed to having to dress to fit the weather!  This casual sexy little set cried out for bright sunshine; perfect after going out to a cafe for, yes, another coffee!

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento), updated to v3.05
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java (worn in Maple)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Eyes: Slightly Skewed – Omega Mesh Head Appliers in Break Green Tea (Marketplace Only)
  • Tattoo: Madame Noir – Secret One (no idea where this came from or how to get it lol)
  • Nails: Encore – Glittery Purples
  • Hair: eXxEsS – Gin
  • Outfit:  S&B Fashion – Strap Bralette with Frills & Shorts (10-color HUD)
  • Shoes: Chic & Shoes – Monna Sandals (40 texture HUD with mix & match)
  • Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation (IT!) – Khloe Necklace, Old Lamp Earrings, Femkant BraceletChop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: Reve Obscura – Perspective Bento Pose (sunglasses included)
  • Location: Mystic Timbers Photo

P.S. I Love You

http://P.S. I Love You

Maybe it’s a holdover from when I was growing up, but I’m just crazy for fringe: fringed boots, fringed bags, and as in this case, fringed jackets. Paired with a more modern style open-side legging, a v-neck floral patterned cropped top, and studded stiletto ankle boots (all of which are included), it’s a very retro-hippie look, especially when topped with this love-child hair style right out of the ’60s.  And even though the jacket/top doesn’t come in Tonic (the pants do), the Maitreya size fit perfectly with just a teeny tap on the alpha hud… easy enough in order to get this fabulous fringe!  And as long as we’re talking retro, what’s more retro than a love letter — written on paper!!! — with those never-forgotten Beatles lyrics — P.S. I Love You…

The Torch Singer

http://The Torch Singer

I always feel like the star of the show when I get all dressed up in an Allure gown. Maybe it’s the style, maybe it’s the fit, maybe it’s the textures, maybe it’s all that and more. When it comes right down to it, the reason why doesn’t really matter; I just know that I always look great and feel great, whether standing on the side lines, dancing with my guy, or caught in the spotlight.  Personally, I haven’t found ANY other gowns that offer this quality for my Tonic curves without resorting to Omega… and it doesn’t hurt that they always come with matching shoes lol!  This sexy cut-away style in this pose just evoked thoughts of an old-style torch singer, about to sing one of my all-time favorites, At Last. (Please note: although the Mia Gown obviously enhances my Tonic curves, I DID need to tap on the Tonic alpha hud for the belly; your individual shape may not need that, but just in case, know that it was a super-easy fix.)

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento), updated to v3.05
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java (worn in Maple browless/freckles)
  • Hair: TRUTH – Tinsley
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes in Emerald
  • Makeup: LAQ – Glitter Eyeshadow and Black Lipsticks (worn on Layer 2 for blend)
  • Tattoo: Carol G. – Breast Black Rose
  • Nails: ZOZ – Sassy Polish
  • Gown with Shoes: Allure Couture – Mia Gown in Blue with Mia Slink Heels (for Tonic, eBody, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, TMP, Venus & Fitmesh)
  • Lingerie (not seen in image)Tonic – Corazon Thong (16-color HUD w/ 3 sheer levels)
  • Jewelry: Moondance Boutique – Chelle Necklace, Bracelet, & Solitaire Pearl Drop Cluster EarringsChop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Location: Beauty’s Edge Lounge

Fashion, The Musical

http://Listening to the music of my heart

One of my earliest memories of Second Life is the music. I was lucky enough to be introduced to live music my very first week here so many years ago.  In both my lives (RL and SL), when things are going well, the music is there to celebrate… and when it’s not, well, the music is there to help me through.

It may sound a bit crazy, but to me, putting together a look and then capturing a scene is a kind of music all its own.  Every item needs to harmonize with the others, creating a unified look while maintaining its own fashion note.  And sometimes, if you’re really lucky, the music creates a memory all its own.

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: Tonic – Elaine Bento Mesh Head
  • Shape:  Laine Sinful Curves (modified), from Bentoutta Shape
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java, worn in Maple browless/freckles (May Group Gift)
  • Tattoo: Juna – Ruth (Omega), available at May eBento
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Makeup: LIVIA – Faith Tinted Lipstick
  • Hair: eXxEsS – Xiola
  • Top: Tonic – Belle Fleur Blouse; 16 beautiful floral prints with 4 sheer options, available for 50% off at the May Fitmesh Plaza & 50% Discount Event
  • Shorts: MOZ Designs – “Sass” Shabby Chic Shorts, available in 10 individual patterns, 2 Fat Packs, and one Super Pack
  • Lingerie: Tonic – Margarite Bra & Panty Set, 6 mix-and-match pastels with 4 sheer options
  • Nails: Cazimi – Kimono (Subscriber Gift)
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Tarentella Gypsy Dancer Bracelet & Earrings; Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: FoxCity – Soulfood 6, available at the Blush Event
  • Headphones:  eXxEsS – Cat Ears Headphones
  • Location: My home at GlenXi Estates

The morning after

http://The morning after

Some weeks are really a struggle; sometimes, it’s the weekends that burn us out. Either way, the morning after can definitely be a time when it’s just too much effort to do much more than throw on some comfy clothes, grab another cup of coffee, and hang around the house… even here on the grid. So to help make that next morning even easier, I put together a look that’s the epitome of a lazy morning at home before re-energizing for what lies ahead (while still looking cute lol)… coffee anyone?

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento), updated to v3.05
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Maureen (worn in Almond)
  • Tattoo: TattooMania – T-19 (appears to be an extinct vendor)
  • Nails: LIVIA – Adore Me Nails
  • Hair: TRUTH – Jacica with Cap (VIP April Gift)
  • Top: MOZ Designs – Arden Top (available in 17 different colors/patterns/fabrics as well as 3 Fat Packs — casual, satin, and seersucker — and a Super Pack)
  • Pants:  MOZ Designs – Laced Capris (available in 4 rib knits with leather trim, 2 all leather options, as well as a Rib Knit Fat Pack, a Leather Fat Pack, and an all-inclusive Super Pack)
  • Shoes: KC Couture – Ginko Flats
  • Jewelry: RealEvil Industries – Avva Set (Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings)Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: //elephante poses// – Sweetest Devotion #7 Gacha (includes coffee cup prop)