Nicki Remembers

As soon as I tried on these panties, I had the lyrics to “Darling Nikki” by Prince running through my head and I just had to grind! Of course, I can’t do it quite like I used to, so this photo was taken as I was panting and desperately trying to recover.

The panties are actually magic; they have been designed to work with every skirt by Just BECAUSE from the end of July into the future. Currently, Annie Melson provides two versions of her skirts – one without panties and one with them in-built. This new pair gives you the option of adding them whenever you want to, without having to have two versions of the same skirt in your inventory. They come in a fatpack only, but there are 75 textures in the HUD, so you’ll be able to match any skirt she releases. And, they’re amazing just by themselves!

And everyone knows, when you’re grinding in your knickers, you’ve got to have long, lustrous hair to swing with you. The Lina hair by [NANI] from the July round of BishBox fits the bill and is even swept back, keeping your face free of those annoying flyaways.

The final piece to the puzzle is a pair of sexy come-get-me sandals, provided by fri.day. These sexy heels are available at the birthday round of Uber and definitely give your calves that stretch you need for the perfect strut.

After getting your groove on, you can just recline in a becoming manner and remember those words:

Come back Nikki, come back
Your dirty little Prince
Wants to grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Panties: JustBECAUSE~Nicki Panties~Lara by Annie Melson (NEW RELEASE at the main store)
*Shoes: fri.day – Tania Sandals (Coal) by Darling Monday (available at Uber through August 23)
*Hair: [NANI] Lina.Hair by KittyNapKitKat (from BishBox July 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Catwa head applier: [PUMEC]:. – .:STELLA:. – / May \ – SKIN (Catwa) by otyebis (available at SaNaRae July 2017)
Mesh body applier: [PUMEC] – May – BODY APPLIER by otyebis

Bed: Nutmeg. Hardy Bed Blue by NevaCrystall (available at Uber through August 23)
Books: ARIA– Dido Books and Bowls by Yelo Uriza (available at Uber through August 23)
Bra: +Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter by Halogen Magic
Drapes: Apple Fall Milton Curtains by Warehousefifteendesigns
Table: Apple Fall Annan Sidetable by Warehousefifteendesigns (edited)
Frame: Apple Fall Annan Reclaimed Frame 2 by Warehousefifteendesigns (edited)
Candle: LISP – Red Petals and Candle by Pandora Popstar
Build: Apple Fall New York Studio Apartment by Warehousefifteendesigns

Pose: CORPUS – Lounge S4 – 004 by Diconay Boa
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

BishBox, a themed subscription box for the edgier women of Second Life has had some great themes since it began several months ago. I have to say, though, that the July box is my very favourite. The “Femme Fatale” theme is right in my wheelhouse and I love the slightly glamourous, slightly mysterious, totally sexy items.

As soon as I saw the scarf and sunglasses from (Yummy), I knew I had to create my style around them. This classically sexy dress from VARONIS, also from BishBox, was perfect for the look I wanted to create. I felt like a 50’s movie starlet as soon as I slid it on! In all honesty, I probably should have found a convertible and shot the photo flying down the highway, but 1.) That would have taken the focus away from my outfit and 2.) That’s a LOT of work! Instead, I wandered around the LEA sims (Linden Endowment for the Arts) and stumbled upon One Tree Hill (LEA7). This is a lovely sim, inspired by the album The Joshua Tree by U2. Through vignettes and signage, the creator tells the story of the songs. It is a nice place to wander, listen to the fantastic album via the in-world stream and just chill.

It worked for the photo, but I still want that convertible. It seems I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: VARONIS – Natalia Dress [Black] [Maitreya] by ZaraSuto (from BishBox July 2017)
*Scarf & sunglasses: (Yummy) Femme Fatale Set by Polyester Partridge (from BishBox July 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi

Pose: Stand from VISTA ANIMATIONS MIRIAM BENTO AO by Vistanimations
Location: One Tree Hill (LEA7)

The Swan

I made myself a promise this week that I would head over to Le lac des cygnes (Swan Lake), home sim of blogger buddy Cougar Sangria. This sultry seductress isn’t just a pretty face (although you may argue that point when you see her header photo on her blog). She is an accomplished sim designer and landscape artist. By opening her home sim to the public, you can be fortunate enough to see her immaculate work.

I was taken by the serenity of the sim; the music soundtrack is classical tranquility and the flora and fauna are simply stunning. The manor house is beautiful, but truly, it is the grounds that held me captive. She says in her blog that over half of the prims used are for landscaping, and I will believe that. In fact, I was so taken by this lush field of flowers that the luscious lake didn’t even make it into the photo. I apologise for that…kinda. To see it, you will just need to pay a visit yourself.

I wanted a feminine background for the outfit I put together, so Le lac des cygnes and its gardens were the perfect setting. The delicate pink lingerie and stunning earrings, plus the dramatic eye makeup are all from the July round of BishBox, aptly themed, “Femme Fatale.” The lingerie from [Glitzz] comes in separate pieces with a huge array of textures to choose from, while the earrings (with matching necklace) from MINIMAL have both silver and gold options. These can easily become staple pieces.

Speaking of staple pieces, Annie Melson of *Just BECAUSE* has listened to her customers and created a lovely skirt that is designed to be worn over tight-fitting tops. With the difficulty of layering mesh, this makes this skirt a must-have. It comes with four options: sheer, sheer with panties, solid and solid with panties so you are covered (no pun intended) for any wardrobe eventuality. The “with panties” version is great for tops while the “no panties” version is perfect to wear with body suits. In fact, it was created as a request to have a complimentary skirt for the recently-released Isa bodysuit. If you don’t already have it, make sure you grab it when you stop by the main store to pick up this skirt. Oh, and you can still wear the skirt with midriff-baring tops; it just will be a bit looser around the waist.

Do visit Le lac des cygnes. It is a classic in its own right and well worth your time. Please be respectful of the rules and enjoy this idyllic setting.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top, underbust and panties: [Glitzz] Femme Lingerie by Lissa Bohm (from BishBox July 2017)
*Skirt: JustBECAUSE~IsadoreSkirt(Sheer)~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson (New Mainstore Release)
*Earrings: MINIMAL – Fatale Earrings – Silver by Ors Quan (from BishBox July 2017)
Hair: Sintiklia Hair Jasmine by Sintikliasims
*Eyeshadow: .Identity. Body Shop IDTTY Faces – CATWA Appliers [Fatale Eyeshadow] by Melissa Hindrabar (from BishBox July 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
*Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Lona v1.1 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi

Pose: Le Poppycock-Truth drug by Olivia Lalonde
Location: Le lac des cygnes