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

Behind Every Great Woman…

The April round of BishBox is real corker! The “Grunge Queen” box is packed full of great fashion, makeup and accessories. The Kat T-Shirt Dress from ChicModa comes with a texture-change HUD to give you loads of options, including solids, patterns and designs. The Stefanie hair from [NANI] with its classic pageboy style also includes optional hat, giving it great versatility.

I love this smoky eye makeup from .Identity. Body Shop and the septum ring from Suicide Gurls is tasteful and includes three colour options, also via HUD. Check out the closeup to see the detail on these.

If you missed seeing the Tranquility setting at Frayed Sanity I showed a few days ago (The White Greenhouse), I’m sorry, but you’re too late. In her usual style, CrankyGit has closed the sim temporarily to completely redo it. She hopes to reopen later this week, so I’ll try to keep you posted when it has reopened to the public. But before she whisked away the last vestiges of the beach, I managed to grab this shot. It gives truth to the old saying, “Behind every great woman is a dirty, broken mannequin.”

Or something like that 😉

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From BishBox April 2017:
*Dress: ChicModa // Kat T-Shirt Dress // Lara by Sassy Nitely
*Bracelet: Kibitz – Jelly Bangles [L] {BishBox} by Kathya Szczepanski
*Septum ring: Suicide Gurls – Willow Septum by beb418
*Hat/hair: [NANI] Stefanie.Hair by KittyNapKitKat
*Eye makeup: .Identity. Body Shop IDTTY Faces – CATWA Appliers [Glam Eyeshadow] by Melissa Hindrabar

*Lips: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Erin Lipsticks by Izzie Button
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 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
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

Pose: Exposeur – Call The Shots 3 by RubyStarlight Writer
Location: Frayed Sanity (closed for renovation)

Bish At Hoth


Are you a Bish? I am! The inaugural Bish Box arrived on December 20th, and it was definitely worth the wait. MadPea’s latest subscription box, which is packed for the on-trend woman sits beautifully alongside SwagBag for men and Deco(c)rate for the house & garden lover and is a must-have. With fifteen top designers participating in each box you can’t go wrong with this monthly offering. If you missed out on December’s box, head to the Bish Box Headquarters to pick yours up. It is at a higher fee after the box is released, but well worth it. And while you’re there, you can hit the subscription kiosk for next month so you don’t miss out!

The amazing body tattoo from .Identity. Body Shop is just one of three from this designer from Bish Box. I will be showing you more from this round in the coming days, but this is a statement tattoo that deserves nothing more than some accessorising from the Queen of Statement Pieces, Zib Skaggs of Zibska. The headpieces and collar are part of the Rare set available in the Zibska gacha at the December round of The Liaison Collaborative. You still have time to head over to try your luck; TLC runs through December 30th.

I wanted a dramatic setting for this outfit, so why not contrast the dark colours with a barren, snowy background? I mentioned a while back that Furillen was being transformed into the Star Wars world of Hoth, and that’s just where I headed. While my outfit would probably fit better into Mos Eisley’s Cantina, this is my post, so I took literary license and used Hoth instead. For those of you who would rather visit the desert planet of Tatooine, you can do that now, too, at Furillen. Just use the teleporter in the ice cave of the landing point at Hoth. No, the cantina isn’t part of the scene, but it is well worth the visit for its stark beauty. You might even run into a Star Wars character or two.

While I’m a Bish at Hoth, be sure to open your box and be a Bish wherever you want to be.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Cold Spirit by Melissa Hindrabar (Bish Box December 2017)
*Headpieces and collars: LizaBetta (RARE) from Zibska by Zib Skaggs (gacha prizes available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Betta Headpiece Full Vs.
Betta Headpiece Full Vs.
LizaBetta Cascade Full Vs.

Hair: tram F1124 hair1 by moca Loup
*Lipstick: *League* Ella Matte Lipsticks (Catwa) – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
*Catwa Head Applier: *League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Sunkissed (with freckles) by Nena Janus
*Vista Hands Applier: *League* Vista Hand Applier HUD Sunkiss by Nena Janus
Body and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

*Pose: Poppycock-Show me the ring by Olivia Lalonde
Location: Furillen
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet