Cinch

Contrary to most women, I love one-piece swimsuits. I love the fabric, I love the shaping they give the body (I personally desire all available shaping help). I like knowing that it’s going to be pretty reliable at staying on while swimming—although one of the most mortifying moments of my life occurred when my one piece fell off on a waterslide and I was too dazed by the whack I had got on my head to notice. To my eternal shame, it was up to my friend Justin to put my swimsuit back on in public. Since that day I make sure I am strapped in securely. Pixel parts tend to stay where you put them, though, so this sweet suit by the Neve team was the perfect choice today.

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Hair: [e] Nadia by Elikapeka Tiramisu (@Hair Fair Backlot East)

Eyes: Eyes: .ID. Precious Eyes / Yellow-Gray by Audrey Lamede

Skin: Le Forme Milena Skin Catwa Applier by Louise Marsault (@Shiny Shabby)

Jewelry: Cae :: Anchored ::  by Caelan Hancroft (@Cosmopolitan)

Suit: neve swim single – cinched by ColdLogic

Pose: an lar [poses] The Daria Series by Katya Valeska (@Shiny Shabby)

Shield

“For she made a sally about, and flew round to the rear of the enemy, taking them unawares, and thus turned the panic of her friends into the camp of the enemy.”

Saxo Grammaticus, The Danish History, Book IX

 

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Hair: Khaleesi Hair by Aelwynn Oakleaf

Braids: Tableau Vivant Charlotte (Braids only) by M4rilyn Magic (@Hair Fair Backlot North)

Eyes: .ID. Precious Eyes / Yellow-Gray by Audrey Lamede

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Fonda* EUROPEAN by Steffi Villota

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Shirt: (‘Juicy Booty’) Henly Omega  by Adthea Dubratt

Leather top: Vinyl + Azuchi – Aoki Top by Sukoshitosuto and Sands Leavitt (@Epiphany)

Corset: Azuchi+Vinyl – Ellie Corset by Sukoshitosuto and Sands Leavitt

Pants: :: HighWaist LeatherPants by by NenylyFayray1

Shield: Endamist’s Blue Round Shield by Callista Sapphire

Location: Skarvald

Hair Fair 2016

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It’s time again for Hair Fair, an event I (and half the grid) always look forward to. I walked through the sims last night and was pleased at the space and the layout of the event…most of the designs are viewable from the sidewalk, eliminating the need to go into every booth. At an event that is so popular, the less you have to maneuver into small spaces, the better.

I am starting off with one of Mina Nakamura’s Hair Fair designs, simply because I love the lines and the way it frames the face. Mina’s textures are some of my favorites.

I’ve been wearing Aida Ewing’s Ary and Bell Catwa head appliers from Collabor88 for the last few days. I have always been an Aida Ewing fan, but these two skin appliers are particularly lovely.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Pippa  by Mina Nakamura (Hair Fair Backlot Central)

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair Catwa Applier Ary by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Eyes: .ID. Precious Eyes / Yellow-Gray by Audrey Lamede

Jewelry:  EarthStones Rowena by Abraxxa Anatine (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Shirt: ISON – lace-up tank by Harry Hyx (Luxebox July 2016 item)

Wind

Shikee biyá ních’i doo,

Shijáád biyá ních’i doo,

Sits’íís biyá ních’i doo,

Shíni’ biyá ních’i doo,

Shinéé’ biyá ních’i doo

 

Wind will be beneath my feet,

Wind will be beneath my legs,

Wind will be beneath my body,

Wind will be beneath my mind,

Wind will be beneath my voice

Gladys Reichard, Prayer (Navajo poem)

 

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Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Caley by Shylah Honey (@We<3Roleplay)

Head: Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair – Catwa Applier – Bell – Jamaica by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Body: Belleza Isis by Tricky Boucher

Eyes: .ID. Simple Eyes / Gold by Audrey Lamede (@The Men’s Dept)

Earrings: EarthStones Anara Earring by Abraxxa Anatine (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Necklace: :: PM :: Montana Necklace by Poulet Koencamp (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Shirt: Addams // Felix Long Sleeves w/ Buttons // Belleza(Isis) by AmaliaRainwood (@Collabor88)

Shorts: The Secret Store – Daria Denim Shorts by Maylee Oh (@Collabor88)

Pose: RK Poses Belle by Keon Xenga

Vivo

Por eso vivo
Porque de tu belleza soy testigo
Quiero nacer y renacer otra vez contigo
Adentrarme en tus tierras y crecer
Por eso vivo yo

-Pedro Capó

 

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Eliza:

Hair: MINA Hair – Luisa  by Mina Nakamura

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Skin: Glam Affair Catwa Applier Ary by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Jewelry: Izzie’s Cowrie Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet by Izzie Button (@The Season’s Story)

Top: Eclipse Addy Top by George Verde

Pareo: *Fishy Strawberry* The Pool Party Pareo by Fae Eriksen (@Fameshed)

 

Stewart:

Hair: :::Phoenix::: Mike Hair by Lilly Herberg

Head: Catwa Paul by Catwa Clip

Skin: The Skinnery Jason Applier for Catwa by Umazuma Metaluna

Body: Body: Slink Physique Male by Siddean Munro

Shorts: K Beach shorts by Kitt Ragu (@The Men’s Dept.)

Pose: RK Poses Close Your Eyes by Neva Crystall

Sunshine

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
Roman Payne

 

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Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Elsie”  by Kuranosuke Kamachi (The Liaison Collaborative)

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Skin: Insol: CATWA Face Applier ‘Ashley’ by Insol (@Tres Chic)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Eyes: .ID. Shine / Mesh Eyes / Honey by Audrey Lamede

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Venice Beach Boho by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Dress: Baiastice_Bib Tank Dress-White- by Sissy Pessoa (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Pose: Elefante Poses Dreamcatcher #5 by MelissaJeanne Flores (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Location: Lo Lo

Paisley

Valentina E.’s beautiful Paisley dress at Fameshed this month is exactly the kind of thing I would love to wear in RL if I were flatter-chested, willowy and elegant. Sadly I am none of these things, but if I were this dress would definitely be part of my wardrobe. I am also wearing jewelry from AvaWay today, a brand that has been around for about a year and a half. I love the exquisite gem work.

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Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Sahara” Dark Browns by Kuranosuke Kamachi (@Uber)

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Skin: Insol: CATWA Face Applier ‘Ashley’ by Insol (@Tres Chic)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Eyes: .ID. Shine / Mesh Eyes / Honey by Audrey Lamede

Earrings: *AvaWay* Honey/Green_PEACOCK_Earring by Avaway

Necklace: *AvaWay*_Nikki_Necklace by Avaway

Dress: :V.e. Paisley Slip Dress by Valentina Evangelista

Shoes: Pure Poison – Talya Sandals by Shaleene Kenin (@Fameshed)

Breathing

 

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Eliza:

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ximena by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Skin: Le Forme Nina Skin Catwa Applier by Louise Marsault (@Shiny Shabby)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Shirt: *COCO*_CroppedHoodie(Grey) by Cocoro Lemon (@Summerfest)

Bikini: *COCO*_TriangleBikini_White by Cocoro Lemon (@Summerfest)

Stewart:

Hair: :::Phoenix::: Mike Hair by Lilly Herberg

Head: Catwa Justin by Catwa Clip

Skin: L’Etre Ian by Dam1710

Body: Slink Physique Male by Siddean Munro

Shorts: [Pumpkin]Retro Shorts- Physique male by Yukio Osei (@Men Only Monthly)

 

Pose: oOo Breathing by Olaenka Chesnokov (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Noela

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Hair: +elua+ Noela_Darkbrown by Miu Edman (@Summerfest)

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Skin: Le Forme Nina Skin Catwa Applier by Louise Marsault (@Cosmopolitan)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Eyes: I.D Elegant Eyes Grey by Audrey Lamede

Dress: Stories&Co. Chloe Sundress – Polka Dots by Flutter Memel (@Fameshed)

Earrings: LUXE. Ornate Earring Silver by Jaycee Dover (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Bracelet: LUXE. Multi Cross Bangle Silver by Jaycee Dover (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Ring: [ kunst ] – Endurance ring by Kunst Himmel (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Shoes: Ingenue :: Emily Heels by Betty Doyle

Pose: Everglow Breeze by Fanny Willis (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Sandswept

Izzie Button makes some of the most fun things on the grid. Sometimes it is quite uncanny—I will be thinking “I really need someone to make __________ in SL” and next thing I know Izzie has made it. For this round of Summerfest she released some marvelous sandy body and face tattoos. Living in “The Ocean State”,  I can testify that any trip to the beach is going to culminate with piles of sand in the car regardless of how much you brush or rinse off. Cory Edo’s lovely June Trompe Loeil – Pop-Up Camping Scene from the Arcade was a great backdrop for Audrey Guter’s sweet couple’s pose.

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Hair: Exile:: Can’t Stop The Feeling by Kavar Cleanslate (@Summerfest)

Head: Catwa Amy by Catwa Clip

Skin: Le Forme Nina Skin Catwa Applier by Louise Marsault (@Shiny Shabby)

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Necklace: EarthStones Mother & Child Turtles Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Bikini: paper.arrow bikini by Arrowpaper (@Summerfest)

Tattoo: Izzie’s – Body & Face Beach Sand by Izzie Button (@Summerfest)

 

Stewart:

Hair: :::Phoenix::: Mike Hair by Lilly Herberg

Head: Catwa Justin by Catwa Clip

Skin: L’Etre Ian by Dam1710

Body: Slink Physique Male by Siddean Munro

Shorts: [Pumpkin]Retro Shorts- Physique male by Yukio Osei (@Men Only Monthly)

Tattoo: Izzie’s – Body & Face Beach Sand by Izzie Button(@Summerfest)

 

Pose: PURPLE POSES – Couple 484 by Audrey Guter (@Collabor88)

Tent: Trompe Loeil – Pop-Up Camping Scene June by Cory Edo (@The Arcade)