Thanks yet again to Strawberry Singh for helping me to blog without having to come up with a topic on my own!
Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following statements in your post and complete them writing down the first thing that pops into your head.
I am…the only me there is. Thank goodness. I want…people to be happy. I have…too much Russian choral music. I wish…chocolate was a low-glycemic superfood. I hate…my weaknesses. I fear…outer space. I search…for Spanish songs that demonstrate grammar principles. I wonder…what people think about. I regret…trusting the wrong people. I never…liked spinach and never will. I always…turn the light on in the bathroom before using it at night. I usually…disappoint people. I dance…much to the horror of my high school students. I sing…less well than I’d like. I often…load the dishwasher and start it before my husband can get home and rearrange it. I sometimes…sing top 40 hits opera-style. I cry…over babies and wars. I need…an additional three hours each day. I should…travel more. I love…my family.
Aida Ewing’s complexions are some of my favorite in SL. Depending on the individual avatar they are skins that can look both very young or more adult. And since Aida is always right on top of getting appliers out for whatever new mesh body part is out there, we never have to worry about whether our skin is going to match our body. Katra continues Aida’s tradition of high-quality skins, and includes a few different eyebrow and nose options, Glam Affair can be found on sim 2 at Skin Fair.
I happened to be listening to Elgar’s Enigma Variations as I worked on this, so perhaps my friend’s observation that this was a sad look were not totally off-base. But sadness and beauty often go hand in hand, and it is difficult sometimes not to be influenced by powerfully emotional music.
Being an avid science fiction and fantasy reader, I love seeing the fantasy skins that creators come up with in SL. I also confess to a desire for more fantasy avatars in SL…it would be great to see more alien faces and body structures. Kadaj Yoshikawa of Harshlands has made a start with his beautifully crafted Drake. Although not a skin or an avatar, the drake was essential to my mood as I took these photos today.
Kaleidos Hope offers the Lilith skin at Skin Fair. This skin’s coloring and texture made me think that it probably evolved to resist a harsh environment such as this one:
I took these photos on the breathtaking Colder Water sim by Jordan Giant. Lilith can be found on sim 2 at Skin Fair.
Today’s skin is another that edges on the very realistic-looking, with a fresh, young complexion. In fact one of my students looks remarkably like this. Ah, youth. Imogen is my first skin from Imabee, but I think it will not be my last. Imabee can be found on Sim 2 at Skin Fair.
One of my downfalls as a blogger is that I get lazy with skins. I tend to find one that I like and stick with it for awhile. Skin Fair makes me get a look at what is new out there, and also reintroduces me to skin makers like Lara Hurley, who has been putting out quality skins for years. Elea adds to the collection, and to me is one of the most realistic-looking skins I have seen in a long time. Lara Hurley can be found on Skin Fair Sim 2.
Jade Glazner is a creator who is new to me, and it is always exciting to find new, quality skin makers. Skin Fair is wonderful for that very reason. Jade has released Kyrin for Skin Fair this year, and I am impressed with the creamy highlights and smooth texture of this skin. There are also eyebrow and lipstick options available…I am wearing the lipstick in light red. I decided not to go with the eyeshadow for this photo so that the skin is more fully visible. I haven’t wanted to take it off since I put it on…so I will definitely be eager to see what Jade comes up with next. Nar Mattaru can be found on Sim 1 at Skin Fair.
Kavar Cleanslate released this hairstyle for the gentlemen, but as I told one of my friends, my RL hair looks quite a lot like this after I get out of the shower, so I guess that means I’m a man.
I first met Danny about six months ago, doing what he does best, which is playing music that people love to listen to. (And by people I mean me. Probably some other folks, too.) There is a story behind every song Danny shares, and usually an over-arching set of stories for any given set that he creates. Sometimes he talks a little about the artists or the songwriters—and during those times it is sometimes possible to catch in his voice the tremolo of the truly musically impassioned. If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing him play, do yourself a favor and listen to one of his sets. You can catch him Tuesday nights at 7pm SLT at Someplace Else or at the Attic on Thursdays at 6pm SLT.
Danny’s pixel transformations have been many. They have also sometimes been hilarious. First there was his “normal” look:
…then there was his Elvis look:
…and my personal favorite, the Santa’s Little Helper look:
Anyway, in a very presumptuous move, I sent him a recent hairstyle and told him that 2009 needed to rest in peace. What has followed has been Danny’s external transformation. Turns out he is quite skilled at putting himself together as he did for this shoot, choosing a classy blazer from Scars and comfortable jeans from Shai. Internally, why, Danny needs no transformation at all. I am lucky to call him my friend.
I always look forward to what Belleza will release for Skin Fair and this year I am not disappointed. Grace has the beautiful, classic lines that I have come to associate with Belleza skins. Tess has a softer feel and a slightly (on my shape) eastern-European cast to it that I very much enjoy, reminding me quite a lot of the gorgeous Annet Mahendru from FX’s The Americans. Belleza’s booth can be found on sim 1 at Skin Fair.
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Avena by Truth Hawks
Eyes: Dead Apples Mesh – Marble Eyes by Soleil Reid (@The Men’s Dept)
There’s just no better word to describe Luna Jubilee’s latest release at the Men’s Dept. this month. The emotion and tension are palpable in this pose. Luna’s ability to portray these qualities in her poses are one of the main reasons I am such a big fan of hers.
Also to die for this month are two releases from a couple of my favorite jewelry gurus. Caelan Hancroft’s Sinuous earrings provide movement and echo the nature of Luna’s pose, while Maxi Gossamer’s Violetta beads give my simple but classy top from Lumiere a dressy finish. Click through the photo for a closer look at these beauties.