Zig Zag

Valentina Evangelista’s Zig Zag dress at Shiny Shabby this round was one of those impulse buys that I fall prey to once in awhile…I saw the seriously gorgeous pattern and bought it without looking very closely at it, only to put it on later to find that it allows for your girls to swing wild and free. Very 18th century France—perfect for exposing your bobbling breasts to the world. Since this is not a wild and free sort of blog, though, and because I am more of the heavy-gusseted-hardware-for-chest-immobilization type anyway, I wore one of Izzie’s marvelous tank appliers to add a little layering effect. Mina Nakamura’s flowing locks from Hair Fair were perfect for this outfit.

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Hair: MINA Hair – Neah  by Mina Nakamura (@Hair Fair)

Head: Catwa Cami by Catwa Clip

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Evelyn* NORDIC by Steffi Villota (@Uber)

Jewelry: MG – Necklace – Barcelona Boho – by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Tank: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Basic Tank by Izzie Button

Dress: :V.e. Zigzag Dress MAITREYA  by Valentina Evangelista (@Shiny Shabby)

Pose: Del May Ship Shapely by Del May

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)

Hair Fair 2015

It is nearly here, the event that depletes my Linden balance faster even than the Arcade. Hair Fair starts July 11th and runs through July 26th. This hairstyle is one of the beautiful designs that will be released at Hair Fair by Damselfly. Every transaction made at Hair Fair will donate a portion to Wigs for Kids, the charity of choice for Hair Fair 2015.

Hair:  *~*Damselfly*~*Juniper by Shylah Honey (coming soon to Hair Fair 2015)

Head: LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN by Jaden Art

Skin: *YS&YS* Ginny by Monicuzza Babenco

Body: Maitreya Lara by Onyx Leshelle

Dress: Glam Affair – Swen Dress by Amberly Bocaccio (@Uber)

Rose

It was just my luck that I left on vacation just as the Glam Affair Rose skin was released…but better late than never, I suppose. This month has been an incredibly busy one in RL, which is a good thing, but it’s been a bit bad for this blog. Hopefully after next week it will return with a little more regularity.

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Hair: little bones. Baptism by Nova Faerye (@Hair Fair)

Skin: -Glam Affair – Rose – America by Aida Ewing

Necklace: Cae :: Soleil :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft

Dress: …Mutresse… Netegli Dress  by Eeky Cioc (@Fameshed)

Pose: !bang stand 401 by Luna Jubilee

Location: Neva Sky Villi

On Top of the World

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Today I took my photo at the beautiful Matoluta Sanctuary. Kavar Cleanslate’s Blown Away hairstyle from Hair Fair billows appropriately as I gaze at the view from my mountain perch.

Hair: Exile::Blown Away by Kavar Cleanslate (@Hair Fair)

Shirt: -tres blah- Khaki Blouse – Brown by Julliette Westerberg (@Collabor88)

Shorts: -tres blah- Khaki Shorts – Sand by Julliette Westerberg (@Collabor88)

Body: Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure by Siddean Munro

Backpack: =Zenith=Leather Patwork Backpack-Khaki by  Miffyhoi Rosca (former Arcade item)

Boots: :ENNA:MESH Women Boots by Enna Flatley

Pose: by Eliza Quixote

Location: Matoluta Sanctuary

Love Donna Flora

Squinternet Larnia was the first designer in SL that I ever fangirled. I was shopping at DeLa, and there she was. All I could do really was stammer how much I admired her work. She was gracious and kind, even though I was unfortunately rather new at the time and she probably cringed to think of her lovely work adorning my noob neck. At any rate, for jewelry, accessories and vintage clothing, Donna Flora is one of the cornerstones of SL fashion.

The Love Donna Flora event is to raise money for Squinternet’s fight against breast cancer. The event starts July 25th and runs through August 11th. You can read more about this remarkable woman and the event HERE.

Lybra Rage’s contributions to the event include three gorgeous evening gowns in several colors.

FLORA:

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JACINTA:

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PRIMROSE:

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I had to pull out some of my favorite Donna Flora items for this shoot, and my formal updo from LoQ Hair at Hair Fair finishes the look with flair.

 

Hair: LoQ Chianti Dark Brown by Gia Pawpad (@Hair Fair)

Skin: Belleza Mya Medium by Shyla Diggs

Eyes: Ikon Vanity Eyes Tome by Ikon Innovia

Necklace and Earrings: Donna Flora Miranda set by Squinternet Larnia

Ring: Donna Flora Irina Ring by Squinternet Larnia

Dresses: Lybra Flora, Jacinte, and Primrose by Lybra Rage (@Love Donna Flora starting July 25th)

Pose: !Bang

Shoes: Gos Eva Slingback White Satin by Gospel Voom

Hair Fair~The Long Locks

Healthy, long, bouncy, shiny hair is just another of the fantasies that SL helps me to fulfill. Once I did actually grow my hair this long, but what it looked like was more like what you find on the end of a broom handle. If I did have good hair, I would happily trust my locks to Harry Hyx or Kavar Cleanslate. They have both released long styles that are model-perfect for Hair Fair.

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Hair: Photo #1: ISON Heidi by Harry Hyx (@Hair Fair Harbour)/Photo #2: Exile Counting Stars by Kavar Cleanslate (@Hair Fair Cloud)

Skin: Izzie’s Jill Peach by Izzie Button (@TLC Boutique)

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Tome by Ikon Innovia

Necklace: Basanti ApacheFlower Choker by Rizo Brentley

Bikini Top: GizzA – Bikini Bra [Ornamental Cream] by Giz Seorn

Shorts: Rebel Hope Cargo Shorts Brown by Rebel Hope

Bracelet: EarthStones Triple Hippie Bracelet – Forest Stream by Abraxxa Anatine

Pose: !Bang

Location: Baja Norte

Amacci~Updos Part 2

Amacci needs it’s own blog post for Hair Fair because Carina Larsen has dropped four stunning designs for women at Hair Fair this year. Carina is able to make hair shine like only the best shampoo commercials—or at very least what you would get at a very pricey hair salon! The Amacci booth can be found on the Hair Fair Port sim.

 

CAROL:

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ECLAIRE:

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LUNA:

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DANA:

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Hair: Amacci by Carina Larsen (@Hair Fair Port)

Skin: Izzie’s Jill Peach by Izzie Button (@TLC Boutique)

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Tome by Ikon Innovia

Earrings: Zaara : Sarayi wood hoops *gold* by Zaara Kohime

Top: Baiastice_Iman top-vanilla-size by Sissy Pessoa (@TLC Boutique)