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

I Just Don’t Know

I just don’t know why some things happen. Whether they occur for a reason or if it is just random. Does karma exist? Do good things happen in threes? Does a black cloud hang over my head?

No details – sorry. I’m just in a philosophical state of mind and you are being subjected to my minor ramblings. Again, sorry. I know you come here for the lowdown on what’s new on the grid.

What’s new, in this case, is the Isa Bodysuit from JustBECAUSE. It is a new main store release and it is simply stunning. It comes in either a sheer or solid version with a delicate floral applique. I am wearing the sheer version in one of the ombre tones, which is exclusive to the fatpack. It clings in all the right places and it is worth splashing out on the full set; this is a versatile piece that can be worn alone or with a skirt, shorts or pants with careful layering.

Why are you still here? Why aren’t you out shopping? *shakes head* I just don’t know.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Bodysuit: JustBECAUSE~IsaBodysuit(Sheer)~FatPack~Lara by Annie Melson
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Thea – Reds by M4r1lyn Magic
*Makeup: alaskametro<3 “Blossom” makeup palette – Catwa applier by Alaska Metropolitan
*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: Del May DM – Pit stop by Del May