I’m Not Afraid Of Spiders

While I am not a spider lover, I’m not afraid of them. I hate walking through their webs (and have the dance moves to prove it), but if I see a spider inside, I leave it be. They love eating bugs, for which I am grateful.

So without a moment’s hesitation, I slipped this little fellow around my throat and threaded his mates through my ears. The Spiders Jewelry Set from .::Nanika::. is available at The Liaison Collaborative, which just opened a few hours ago. The set comes with a texture-change HUD for both the choker and earrings, so you can mix or match as you like.

You may also notice a few blemishes, freckles and wrinkles on my cheeks and around my eyes. I love the subtle look provided by Izzie’s, also available at TLC. With this HUD, you can add 16 different variations of these marks. I found these work better on lighter skin tones, so I changed my *Birth* Rose appliers from Tone 04 down to 03. This item is available for LeLutka, Catwa and Omega, all sold separately.

These new things will leave you squirming in a good way. I may not be afraid of spiders, but don’t even get me started on snakes!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Choker & earrings: .::Nanika::. Spiders jewelry set by sDEVAs (available at The Liaison Collaborative October 7-30)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Suzy by Morphine Janick
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*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
Eye shadow & lipstick: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells (from Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs
*Facial freckles, blemishes & wrinkles: Izzie’s – LeLutka Bento – Applier Pores and Blemishes by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative October 7-30)

Pose: oOo Studio Poses pop_tart [prop] by Olaenka Chesnokov (available at Shoetopia through October 9)
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

My Fair Lady

I love the classics. Whether it is literature, fashion or personalities I am drawn to simple elegance. Don’t call my look a cliche; I prefer enduring style.

When it comes to my skin in Second Life, I am very particular. I often see skins that I love in the promo photos or even on other avatars, but I will never, ever buy a skin without demoing it first. Clothing and accessories define your style; your skin defines who you are. So it was a big step for me to subscribe to Powder Pack for the first time. I have been checking the event for several months and finally decided to push aside my anxiety of not knowing what I might receive and purchase the October box for LeLutka. And I was pleasantly surprised.

I can’t say that I will wear any of the skins or makeup on a daily basis, but I will be happy to dip into these treasures whenever I feel a need to switch things up. Including body appliers with the head appliers is a huge bonus, and I will definitely give some of the creators’ new releases a try in the future. If I want drama, I’ve got it. If I want exotic, it’s now in my inventory. And even when I want to show off classic beauty, I have all of the tools I will need.

In the inimitable words of Professor Henry Higgins, “But I’m used to hear say, ‘Good morning’ everyday. Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows. A second nature to me now. Like breathing out and breathing in. I’m very grateful she’s a woman! And so easy to forget. Rather like a habit one can always break! And yet, I’ve grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air. Accustomed to her… face.”

And what a face it is…of My Fair Lady.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: [Aleutia] Eve (Maitreya) by Catalina Staheli
Hat: C L A Vv. Modern Witch – Hat Black by Citta Wiskee (gacha prize at Salem October 2017)
*Earrings: EMPYREAN FORGE EF: Rhapsody Earrings by EmpyreanForge
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * PETRA * by Mirja Mills
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

From Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017
LeLutka applier: amara beauty – Powder Pack LELUTKA OCT 2017 – Kayla by Shantia Soulstar
Mesh body applier: amara beauty – Powder Pack LELUTKA OCT 2017 – body applier omega by Shantia Soulstar
Eyelashes: ::Modish:: Xenia [Lelutka] PowderPack October HUD by Ele Brandi
Eyeliner: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells
Lipstick: Avi-Glam AG. Sensual Lipstick – Lelutka Applier by Kendra Parfort

Pose: Le Poppycock-Birdwatcher by Olivia Lalonde
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet

Dancing Queen Wannabe

When you’re a dancer (wannabe or full-fledged), you’ve got to have options. Either you’re not going to make it or eventually your corns, calluses and creaky joints will force you into retirement.

While I’m fresh out of ideas for a dancer’s future prospects, I have loads of other options to tell you about, starting with the extremely versatile Amber Shirt from Just BECAUSE, available at the current round of FaMESHed. Not only are there colour varieties (including additional hues with the fatpack), each shirt comes with HUD-driven options for the straps. In addition to the version I am wearing, you can add another set that wraps around your neck, or you can dispense with them completely, giving you a pretty scoop neckline. Tick the box for choices!

And if you are a dancer, you can’t be without a tip jar. [ keke ] will be releasing a set of tip jars for the upcoming new event, Le Six, opening on October 6th. These jars do not come with a tip script, but they are mod, so you can add the script of your choice. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which one to use: they come with different sayings on the tags, with options from the traditional to the fun. Included are “Tips are appreciated – Thank you!”, “Tip here – Giving returns ten-fold :)”, “Money is the root of all evil. Cleanse yourself here”, “Tips are like hugging without all the touching” and “Please tip. My boss is a real bastard”. See what I mean about options?

Finally, the rustic screen I am using is from Flair. You get not only the triptych screen I am showing, there are three separate panels, as well. In addition, each section can be retextured with three options for the frame and the weave. The possibilities are mind-boggling! This item will be available at the “Going To The Max” event, which begins on October 3rd. In case you haven’t heard about this event, it is to assist Second Life resident and creator, Maxwell Graf, owner and creator of Rustica (in world sim/store, Marketplace). Max and his wife are being evicted from their home by family after caring for his wife’s parents until their death. With the generosity that creators in Second Life are known for, several have banded together to present an event to benefit Max and his wife, Cheryl. This event runs for only one week, so do plan to visit to help out. Another option is to go to the in world store or visit Marketplace (links above) and purchase something to assist. The location has not yet been announced, but I found information on the event on Mona Eberhardt’s bog. Keep your eyes open for the location in a couple of days. *EDIT: I found the SLurl to the event location on the ForMax Facebook page.

If you have an option to shop and help someone out, then there really is no option but to do so.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: Just BECAUSE ~AmberShirt by Annie Melson (available at FaMESHed October 2017)
*Panties: Just BECAUSE Nicki Panties by Annie Melson
Hair: =DeLa*= Bento Mesh Hair “Shea” Reds by Kuranosuke Kamachi (available at Uber through October 23)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head appier (including lipstick, eyeliner & eyeshadow): *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 04 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 04. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort

*Room divider: Flair – Rustic Screen – Pack – Texture Change by Sasy Scarborough (coming to the “Going To The Max” event October 3, 2017 – location TBA)
*Tip jars: [ keke ] tip jar . hug .and . boss . by Kean Kelly (coming to Le Six October 6, 2017)
*Table: [ keke ] gustavian console table – dusk by Kean Kelly
Curtains: Stockholm&Lima: Boho Black Out Curtains by Surrealia Anatine (former Deco(c)rate item)
*Guitar: {what next} Hanging Guitar (Boho) by Winter Thorn
Gacha prizes from :HAIKEI: by quo0p:
Chair: Take Me Away_Gacha / {2}
Lamp: Take Me Away_Gacha / {3}
Ladder: Take Me Away_Gacha / {4}

From Dead Dollz by Kiddo Oh:
The Warm One – Scarf – Brown
The Party One – Stockings – Nude

Rug: my own (not for sale)

Pose: Le Poppycock-Asset validation by Olivia Lalonde
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet