First of all, congratulations to the winners of the Maggie Set from Artistry by E!
1. Jasmine Ballinger (incidentally it’s her rez day so HAPPY REZ DAY!!!)
2. Aeva Nikolaidis
Now for today:
noun \pə-ˈtē-nə, ˈpa-tə-nə\
1a : a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color
b : a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use
2: an appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character
3: a superficial covering or exterior
It’s the last definition that intrigued me, particularly as it relates to SL. What do you hide about yourself with your SL patina? Does your SL exterior cover up things about you? Is SL the ultimate patina? Ok, philosophical rambling over.
My patina today is comfortable and casual in great mesh pants from DCNY and a ruffled vest from Malt. I have the perfect backdrop in one of Lily Ixtar’s rental cottages at Belle Bayou
This week I am going to give away a few pair of Arkesh Baral’s new mesh eyes from Mayfly! I fell in love with them a few weeks ago, and what can I say? I must share the love! Winners will be able to pick out the mesh eye color of their choice, and Keshie has offered to throw in the system eyes as well in case there are a few of you out there that haven’t made the switch over to mesh yet. And if you haven’t seen the unbelievably huge variety of colors she has available, check them out here
. Go ahead and leave a comment below, even if it’s just to say “gimme the eyes!!!”
Hair: ::Exile:: Miu:Wedge by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Viridian) by Arkesh Baral
Earrings: Gossamer – Earring-Lealao-Turquoise by Maxi Gossamer
Vest: Malt Frilled Vest – Seaweed by Khea Karas
Top: (nova) silk turtleneck WHITE by Novastar Shilova (no longer available)
Ring: Paper Couture Polished Stones Ring – Aqua by Cora Lu (Marketplace)
Belt: EarthStones Sol Mix Belt – Latte by Abraxxa Anatine
Pants: DCNY Mesh_Suede Pants_Deep (Silver) by Dawn Memorial
Feet: Maitreya Gold * Bare Feet Flat by Onyx Leshelle
This fun Derriere Challenge comes from Gogo over at Juicy Bomb. I was talking about it to a friend today and he said that usually butts look better when they are clothed. I had to laugh, but sort of secretly agree. Sadly, the maker of my very favorite shorts of all time in SL closed up shop almost a year ago. Thank goodness I got them in time! I am also appreciating this recently released pose from Katey Coppola that allows me to shake my booty but also show one of my favorite items from the jewelry fair—the Beach Trash bracelet from Cento Pallini.
Hat: [SC] Surf Couture – Straw Cowboy Hat- Sunshine
Bikini top: [SC] Surf Couture – Moana Bikini – Lemons n Limes
Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash (Closed)
Shoes: [Detour] MixFlip Sneakers – Multi – Small
Hair: [ 69 ] RIA – Noir
Bracelet: *CentoPallini* Beach Trash [Bracelet] Brown (Jewelry Fair)
Location: Belle Bayou
It’s still way too hot to get away with an outfit like this where I live, but the season is definitely on its way! Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year—and with regards to fashion, it’s also a bonus because you can wear more! I am showing a few specialty items today, one is a new hairstyle from Exile that is currently at Dressing Room Blue. My skin and shoes are both offerings at the new cycle at The Designer’s Circle. One thing I notice about the new mesh offerings on the grid is the detailing in the fabric. This first image is kind of a far-away one but you can still make out the knitting pattern in the poncho. This can only be a good thing!
Happy Labor Day to all my American compatriots!
Hair: ::Exile:: Stormy:Roots-Sable mix @ Dressing Room Blue
Skin: *Mayden couture* – Priscilla Dark @ Designer’s Circle Sept.05-Sept.20
Jeans: JANE – jeans.classic fit.ebony [fair]
Poncho: JANE – poncho.toasty.pewter [small]
Sweater: (nova) silk turtleneck WHITEWASH (no longer available)
Boots: Kennedy’s Laced Boots (Color Changing) @Designer’s Circle Sept. 05-Sept.20
Location: Hayden’s Haven
Definition of LEMON
1a : an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted
1b : a tree that bears lemons
2: one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective
Once when I was in college the starter went out on my car. It was a 1980 Toyota Tercel named Bessie that went through the eight teenagers in my family before dying a fiery, glorious death in 2004. RIP, Bessie, RIP. Anyway, my Bessie was a car that had to keep on going as long as the teenagers kept on coming, and the starter failing was a disaster. Being the poor college student that I was I couldn’t afford the repair, so I went to the store and bought a starter and my dad helped me install it. I had to do all of the actual installation because his hands were too big to get down in between all that metal and rubber tubing and screw everything into the right place, but he was there coaching all the way. I have the best Dad in the world.
It was March and still winter in that part of the world and I almost lost a couple of fingers to that adventure, but I learned two things: 1)Mechanics have serious skills and 2) I did not want to be a mechanic when I graduated!
Now my Bessie was not a lemon, but our family did have a few cars that qualified over the years. This repair truck definitely knows what it is to tow an inferior vehicle to the garage! I found this great tow truck on the Hobo sim, isn’t it great?
When I saw the color challenge color I knew I wanted to wear these amazing earrings from Yula Finesmith. Not that they would be very helpful in fixing cars, but oh, aren’t they gorgeous!
Wrench: Medhue Animations animated wrench (Marketplace)
Hair: LollipopZ Glow-Light Brown (from Hair Fair)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Gold (ML)
Earrings: Finesmith PEACOCK earrings Yellow
Boots: *Kookie* Armarda boots (Marketplace)
Shirt: 1/2 Baked Sour Lemon (Marketplace)
Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash (closed)
Location: Calleta’s Hobo Railroad Infohub
So many designers to mention today—first of all thanks to Chic Aeon for her tips on the ??? hunt, I have been looking for a bike for some time but didn’t really have any specifications-this one from GS Creations fit the bill nicely. I enjoyed walking around the GS store–if bikes and guns are your thing, then GS is the place for you! My hair (hat included) is a new release from Me. I have been waiting for a chance to wear Tiffy Vella’s new Deco Knot jewelry and belt set since it came out, and this is not the outfit I would have planned for it, but it works beautifully and adds class to my biker clothes. Finally, Nevery Lorakeet’s Boho boots give me biker cred while still giving me style and a good size heel.
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Grey (ML)
Jacket: “NINIKO”Jacket Black
Hair/Hat: [Me.] Miley ’11
Jewelry/Belt: Eclectica Deco Knot -pale silver
Boots: *LpD* – *Boho* Boots Black
Jeans: (nova) denim jeans BOOTS dark wash
Tank: .Ange. Gray Guns Tank TOP
Skin: LAQ ~ Maria – 01 [Fair] Glow skin
Bike: GS Creations
Acid & Maia is one of those places where you just collect and collect…I actually have no idea how much stuff I have from there, but it’s a lot. Not only is there great stuff all the time, but the freebies and hunt items are always must-haves. Maia has just come out with this adorable summery top and it urged me to run to the nearest beach. There are options with this, as it comes with two different kinds of sleeves and skirt possibilities, too. (See here for the utterly classy and elegant version by the talented Chic Aeon)
I also wanted to highlight this gorgeous skin from Beauty Code. Love. It. I particularly adore the bold eyebrows and dramatic lashes! I(There, have I gushed enough?)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Incan Gold (ML)
Feet: SLink Jolie Pied v2.0 Flat Bare
Skin: .::BeautyCode::. Skin Claire 1 SunKissed Natural
Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash
Hair: Maitreya Dylan – Pecan
Shirt: .:A&M:. Boho Chic Shirt – Orange+Red
Location: Bora Bora