Who Needs Bette Davis Eyes?

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Her hair is Harlow gold
Her lips sweet surprise
Her hands are never cold
She’s got Bette Davis eyes
She’ll turn the music on you
You won’t have to think twice
She’s pure as New York snow
She got Bette Davis eyes
~ Lyrics from “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes

Give me a break. Who cares about Bette Davis Eyes when you can have the red hair and glamour of Rita Hayworth? The famous redhead danced her way through the glory days of Hollywood in the 40’s – one of the most glamorous times in cinematic history. While most of her films were done in black and white, there is no denying the feisty yet feminine wiles of this darling ginger. Best known for her role as the fiery “Gilda,” Hayworth was an iconic siren in a time known for its femme fatales.

I was inspired to create this scene to honour Miss Hayworth by the dress from Salt & Pepper and the strappy heels from Apple May Designs. The shoes are available now at Tres Chic and the dress will be featured at the upcoming round of Shiny Shabby (starts tomorrow). Throw in the blazing locks from Magika and the classic chair with glamour puss pose from junk., plus some props from [ keke ] and [ zerkalo ], and it is like stepping onto the set of a 1946 Hollywood film.

The skin I am wearing from ::JOLI:: is creamy and classic. It comes with a variety of mesh body appliers and make up options on tattoo layers or in appliers. It is available at Skin Fair 2016, Sim 2.

Speaking of Skin Fair, there is a week remaining and if you were thwarted in your attempts to gain entry in the first week, now is the perfect time to get in for this amazing event. For those of you who might be wondering, script limiters have now been lifted. Although Hayworth once said, “I have always felt that one of the secrets of real beauty is simplicity,” you don’t need to strip down to bare simplicity to get in to create your perfect look.

“After all, a girl is… well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.”

1 Skin Fair Poster 2016 FINAL SQUARE

Skin Fair 2016 Sim 1 Landing Point
Skin Fair 2016 Sim 2 Landing Point

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P gown Reese by xxSaltandPepperxx (coming to Shiny Shabby March 20 – April 10, 2016)
*Shoes: Apple May Designs After Dark Heels (Maitreya) – Candy Apple by Apple May (available at Tres Chic through April 10, 2016)
Hair: Magika – Honey Whiskey by Sabina Gully (New release)
*Skin: ::JOLI:: Giselle ’16 Skin-Bare-Pale-RdB by Aisling Caiben (available at Skin Fair 2016, Sim 2 through March 27, 2016)
*Lips: ::JOLI:: Giselle Lipgloss #4 by Aisling Caiben (available at Skin Fair 2016, Sim 2 through March 27, 2016)
*Eyeliner: ::JOLI:: Basic BOLD Eyeliner by Aisling Caiben (available at Skin Fair 2016, Sim 2 through March 27, 2016)
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral

Chair/pose: junk. dahlia chair. burgundy. cushion. by Tab Tatham
*Cart: [ keke ] metal tray cart by Kean Kelly (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2016)
*Water bottle: [ keke ] bottle of spring water by Kean Kelly (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2016)
*Bottle/vase: [ keke ] milk bottle flower by Kean Kelly (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2016)
*Glass: [ keke ] hard to find – glass of water by Kean Kelly (gift at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2016)
*Trays: [ keke ] zink trays w paper whites by Kean Kelly (available at The Arcade March 2016)
*Tins: [ keke ] vintage tea tin – green, white & black by Kean Kelly (available at The Arcade March 2016)
*Flowers: [ keke ] flower circle – 1 LI – red, white, yellow and blue by Kean Kelly
Bottles: [ zerkalo ] Mademoiselle – Three Altered Bottles by DanielEstro (available at The Arcade March 2016)
Mannequin: [ zerkalo ] Mademoiselle – Mannequin w/Hat by DanielEstro (available at The Arcade March 2016)
Gloves: [ zerkalo ] Mademoiselle – Lace Glovesby DanielEstro (available at The Arcade March 2016)
Curtains: Kalopsia – Lace Curtain by Isabeau Baragula
Build: Apple Fall Old Manufactory by Warehousefifteendesigns

Photo taken with the LUMIPro 2016 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

It’s A Dirty Job

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The things a girl will do to afford new shoes! Just look at this mess! Dirty clothes on the floor, stinky shoes left sitting out, wet towels on the floor and ewww…I’m gonna have to go get a mask and gloves before I go near that toilet!

But the shoes are worth it. Ultra high sexy babydoll pumps with optional stockings – yes, I said optional, so you get two looks for the price of one. Because they’re from fri.day, you know they’re beautifully made. They’re available at the new round of Uber, so you may have to try several times to get in, but they are truly worth the effort. You can always polish the sink while you’re waiting 😉

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: [Cloud] Sweetheart Maid dress white+pink #1 by xueyun (available at Wayward Winter through January 31)
*Shoes/stockings: fri.day fri. – Macey.Platforms (Candy) – Maitreya with sock add-ons by Darling Monday (Available at Uber January 25 – February 20)
Necklace: (Yummy) Satin Bow & Pearls – White by Polyester Partridge
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.REGRET. by viking
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

From Serenity Style by Hanstrid Inshan (available at Wayward Winter through January 31)
Serenity Style- Winter Hanger RARE
Serenity Style- Winter Table
Serenity Style- Winter Pitcher
Serenity Style- Winter Hands Wash Bowl
Serenity Style- Winter Towel with Soaps
Serenity Style- Towel Cart RARE

From Clustered by adambrj (available at Tres Chic through February 10)
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner Set. Sink
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner Set. Towel
Clustered. My Bathroom Corner . Soap Bottles
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner Set. Mirror
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner Set. Mug
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner Set. Frame
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner. curtain
Clustered.My Bathroom Corner Set. Toilet Paper

*Gym bag: 22769 ~[bauwerk] Travelbag by Paco Pooley
Moccasins: Apple Fall Leather Moccasins by Warehousefifteendesigns
Clothes: erratic / lsm – clothing clutter – male by erratic Rain (gacha prize)
Rug: [ARIA] Gretchen vintage rug (cream) by Yelo Uriza (gacha prize)
Towels: little bones. “Nope” Wet Towels \\ Pink by Nova Faerye (gacha prize)
Toilet: Apple Fall Lange Toilet by Warehousefifteendesigns
Lights: tarte. bottle pipe light by alixxbella (gacha prize)
Build: L2 Studio Alameda Street House by Lindini2 Lane

Pose/feather duster: :CP: & Exposeur – Fancy Feathers 4 M by Isla Gealach & RubyStarlight Writer

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

Save My Seat

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It’s a common problem for a pet owner. You get up to grab a drink and come back to your furry friend curled up on your seat. If you have a dog, he will probably look at you with sad eyes, tail thumping slowly, hoping you don’t displace him. For cat owners, you know well that glare that says, “What? It’s full of warm. Go find another place to sit, Human.”

My darling little puss has this look down cold. She is usually only willing to give up her spot in exchange for a brushing. She normally wins.

Do make sure to check the shopping list today. There are TONS of goodies from several events to drool over. I do want to draw your attention to the desk set and accessories from .tree at Wayward Winter. You are most likely familiar with Karla Marama’s work as the designer of Pr!tty (store currently closed for remodeling). Karla has undertaken creating “trinkets and furniture” under the brand .tree . While she hasn’t yet opened a store in Second Life under this brand, you can find her lovingly crafted treasures exclusively at Wayward Winter. Each one is created with attention to detail, care and amazing quality. You don’t want to miss out on this chance to snatch up her work.

I’m heading over myself in a few minutes…save my seat.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Romper: Dead Dollz McNamara – Pearl by Kiddo Oh (gacha prize at The Epiphany January 2016)
*Stockings: fri.day fri. – Lazy.Socks by Darling Monday (available at Wayward Winter through January 31st)
*Shoes: Salt & Pepper S&P pumps Fofina maitreya by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Tres Chic through February 10th)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kasimire Hair by Truth Hawks (gacha prize at The Epiphany January 2016)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Legend – Henna – RARE by Julie Hastings (gacha prize at The Epiphany January 2016)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

*Available at Wayward Winter through January 31st (all review copies):
Tool Shed EXT – Quilted Ottoman – Wine by Fallacy DeCuir. Prim: 2
Tool Shed – Scattered Hearts – 1 – Light Dots by Fallacy DeCuir. Prim: 1
.tree {desk} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2 (.tree has no main store or Marketplace store yet)
.tree {stool} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2
.tree {baskets} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {winter kitty slippers} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2
.tree {kitty pencil cup} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {computer} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {tablet+stylus} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 2
.tree {starfield projector} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
.tree {books} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 1
.tree {cupcake notes} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 1
.tree {wall shelf} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 3
tree. {lit hanging kitty frame+no frame} by karla (karla.marama). Prim: 1
[Brixley] recycled window (white) by Isabelle Requiem. Prim: 1
Astralia – Country Flowers (pink) by Astralia
! Lost Junction! [LJ] My Mousie Buddie – Tawny – Rez by Tala Laval. Prim: 1
Concept} 04. Mr. Bean & Co. – Cat Pillows by Serab. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
hive // cabin in the woods by hive (thehivestore). Prim: 73

Available at Shiny Shabby through February 10th:
*[ keke ] tall metal box by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
*[ keke ] book of magic by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
BellEquipe Design Store {BE} Letter Pads and fountain pen by pokute (pokute.burt). Prim: 1
BellEquipe Design Store {BE} Envelope by pokute (pokute.burt). Prim: 1
BellEquipe Design Store {BE} Love Letter by pokute (pokute.burt). Prim: 1
Knick Knacks :KKs:: Rappelle-toi de Paris – les cartes postales by Natacha Haroldsen. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
Ariskea [ Chic Baby ] Viene Babybreath Suspender by diaxm. Prim: 6
Meche Cozy Cottage Rug 2 by Eeilee. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
Meche Cozy Cottage Couch by Eeilee. Prim: 8 (gacha prize)
Meche Cozy Cottage Rug 1 by Eeilee. Prim: 1 (gacha prize)
*LODE* Decor – Melody Pot [vintage rose] by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic). Prim: 2

Available at Kustom9
*[ keke ] we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
*[ keke ] bright star by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1
*[ keke ] star crown – queen by Kean Kelly. Prim: 1

Other
dust bunny . basket table by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
dust bunny . book pile by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
dust bunny & windsong . paper butterflies by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
dust bunny . robin nest . silver by Noel Melody (lxlnoel). Prim: 1
Apple Fall Roses Box (Pink) by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns). Prim: 1
+Half-Deer+ Fairy Curtains White by Halo (halogen.magic). Prim: 4

*Pose: [Black Tulip] Rebirth in white #2 by Auryn Beorn (available at Wayward Winter through January 31st)

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet