Literary Kitty

This isn’t an unfamiliar sight at my place. Curled up with a book while my cat cuddles me. The only difference is that’s a Kindle instead of an actual book, but that’s a minor point.

The theme for the September round of The Liaison Collaborative is “Literary-ly”. There are loads of reading-inspired items available. Some, like the pose set from Le Poppycock are more literal, while others, such as my gown, earrings and rings are inspired more figuratively. All are delightful; all are divine.

I have to say, though, that my favourite item from this round is the Rose LeLutka Applier from *Birth*. I know I said just a few days ago that I had found my new look, but then I tried on this skin. New. Instant. Fave.

I have long been a fan of *Birth*, and this new release is a classic example of why. Beautiful texturing and tone, great lip, eyeliner and makeup options, and just so lovely. I think I’m as pretty as a picture in this skin.

I’m perfectly poised in it, just like my literary kitty.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Chemise: -Narcise- Anais Chemise by Narcisse (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*Earrings: ERSCH – La Poesie Gacha Earrings 1 by AkaneRini (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*Rings: On A Lark *OAL* Thistle Rings by Discovering Destiny (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
Hair: *ARGRACE* MEGUMU by rika Oyen
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head appier (including lipstick, eyeliner & eyeshadow): *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort

*Kitty/pillow/book/pose: Le Poppycock *Book Lovers* Tell Me a Story – from Book Lovers Set 1 by Olivia Lelonde (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)

Daring The Tide

JustBECAUSE has a new main store release, the stunning Nessa swimsuit. This one piece is versatile, with two options, either solid or with a sheer midriff. The V-neck straps with a large ring as decoration gives this suit a very elegant edge, perfect for the beach or the catwalk. I tried this suit with the recently-released Isadore skirt, and it works as a perfect cover-up that can go from beach to party with only a brush of your hair. The suit and straps are HUD driven, so you can go with a single colour or a contrasting design (note: this option may only be available with the fatpack, as I have not tried the single colour suit).

If you look closely, you can see the lovely Starfish Beach Anklet, a group gift from !Rebel Hope. It is the perfect accessory for the fashion-conscious beach babe.

While I am relaxing on the beach, I really don’t want to get wet. I am daring the tide to stay away.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Swimsuit: JustBECAUSE~Nessa Swimsuit (Sheer)~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson (NEW RELEASE at the main store)
Ankle bracelet: !Rebel Hope – Starfish Beach Anklet_Maitreya High Feet by Rebel Hope (group gift)
Hair: tram G0518 hair by moca Loup
*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

Pose: Le Poppycock-Drunk and dirty by Olivia Lalonde
Location: Corlevoli Beach

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