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

Gentle Repose

This kind of describes the way I feel today: I spent the time to find something cute to wear and then…maybe a bit of a lie down. I thought “Gentle Repose” sounded better than “Lazy Slob” so that’s the title I went with.

In case you have a bit more energy than I do, you’ll want to head to Uber for the Kaylah Jeans from Just BECAUSE. They come with four versions: long with both tight and loose fits and for boots, also with tight and loose fits. The loose fit styles work with many bodysuits or tucked shirts. But still, try a demo to make sure they work with your selection. The boot style works perfectly with the Anna Boots from Just BECAUSE (available at the main store or on Marketplace, but they may work with other knee-high boots.

Before my lethargy set in, I visited the [Aleutia] main store to take advantage of the new store opening sale. Items are 25-50% off, with an additional 25% discount for group members. I picked up a few things, including the top I am wearing, which comes with a HUD to customise like crazy. The sale runs through October 1st, so even if you’re having a case of the lazies, too, you still have a bit of time to take advantage.

For any other information about my styling, please peruse the credits. I think I’ll just take a nap.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: [Aleutia] Marita (Maitreya) by Catalina Staheli
*Jeans: Just BECAUSE~Kaylah Jeans by Annie Melson (available at Uber through October 23)
Shoes: Apple May Designs Autumn Blossom Heels (Maitreya High) by Apple May (available at Shoetopia through October 9)
Hair: +elua+ Lakia_Cafe Color by Miu Edman (PocketGacha prize October 2017)
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 (available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*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

Sofa & pose: Soy. Corner Sofa by Soyoy (available at Collabor88 through October 6)

Cherry Picking

I really don’t like cherries. To eat, that is. But I am drawn to them as decoration; whether as a print on a dress or rings for my ears. Appropriately, the pair I am wearing is from (Yummy) and is a part of the final BishBox. And since I am showing off my bum, it is only appropriate I do it in the recent Tinker Set release from Blueberry. I seem to have a fruit-flavoured theme going here!

I hadn’t mentioned it before, but I recently switched mesh heads from Catwa Lona to May by .LeLutka.. I have always loved the HUD for LeLutka mesh heads, but I kind of stuck with Lona after it was released at Skin Fair. I finally got around to visiting the LeLutka main store and demoing her latest releases. I narrowed my choices to Greer and May, but something about this head just seemed right for me. I had a few appliers and skins for LeLutka, but I wanted something new. I tried several new appliers, but the one that really caught my eye was Jean by itGirls, currently available at Uber. One tip I want to pass along when trying a new skin designer is always try the head applier with the body demo, as well. I really didn’t think Jean would work for me before I matched it with the body applier.

That, my dear friends, gave my new look the cherry on top.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top & panties: Blueberry – Tinker Set by Blueberryxx (new main store release)
*Earrings: (Yummy) Cherry Earrings by Polyester Partridge (from BishBox August 2017)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sujin /Red by Morphine Janick
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh head applier: itGirls – Jean Lelutka Applier – Tan Face by Annie Jolifaunt (available at Uber August 2017)
Mesh body applier: itGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya by Annie Jolifaunt

Pose: Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute SLC Bento SS Pose – Wet Sand A by manmoth Nishi (available at Knot & Co. // Only Summer Project 2017)