[LeLutka]–LOLA_skissed-makeup4, [LeLutka]–LOLA -Lipstic_Deep Red, booN QPT129 hair blonde, *COCO*_High-WaistedTuxedoPants(Black), Veneno Military Monster Jacket(no longer available), Collar from Baiastice_Sequins Black Gilet, p.c; Knotted Snake Chain Necklace, p.c; Metal Jacket Glasses – Wood, p.c; Stone Hammered Earrings, Morantique Lush/Vain ring, *JaqueMate*–Pocket Watch-Vest, ::Duh!:: Little Black Beaded Clutch, N-Core SHARK XtremeHeel II “Galaxy”, [NikotiN] Cig’_Lady_Black/Black (v.3)
Poses: Apple Spice and Vista
Location: The Looking Glass
When Tres Beau’s White Linen dress floated to the top of my consciousness earlier this summer, I thought to myself, “That could work…” It’s obviously a sophisticated look with great style…but I never expected it to drip sex like it does. Sex and class! That’s a tough combo to pull off, but the high popped collar, the deeply plunging neckline, the smoking hot slit to the waist all conspire with a *perfectly* made flexi-skirt and righteous textures to make a one of a kind dress. And the linen never wrinkles! Yes!
Boon has slowly but certainly become one of my favorite hairs on the grid, combining fresh, innovative styles with impeccable technical skills. There are a lot of hair designers out there making off the wall styles, but who lack the technical skills to really pull it off. There are technical masters as well on the grid who choose to make the same hair over and over again, seemingly never drawn to explore the possibilities. Boon is fascinating in that they’ve found a way to go out on a limb, but not fall out of the tree. I *like* that.
LeLutka. Ah, who but LeLutka could make a skin that could hold its own here? It’s Lola, of course, but you knew that. Lola the ubiquitous, and she turns up here ‘coz I can’t seem to take her off no matter how hard I try. Well, that, and she was clearly born to wear this dress.
In the background is NOTsoBAD’s Maria Hacienda–so joyful, so marvelously designed and with such exquisite textures that my heart began to thump madly when I first saw it, so much so it necessitated my darling Jonathan drag me out by the hair screaming lest I add it to our already burgeoning collection of houses. Have no doubts though, I’ll sneak it onto the sim sooner or later…
Details, Details, Details…
Skin: LeLutka Lola-sunkissed makeup 1, Light brow, hairbase, (Minnu Palen)
Hair: Boon NJA707 blonde, (boo Nakamura)
Eyes: !MUTSU Star Eyes, Yellow/Gold (Mutsu Fang)
Lips: [LeLutka]-LOLA -Lipstic_Pure Gloss (Minnu Palen)
Dress: Tres Beau “White Linen” (Kimmera Madison)
Shoes: [LeLutka]-St.Tropez Shoe, B&W (Minnu Palen)
Earrings: Morantique Anima earring (Mo Miasma)
Necklace: Forbidden Apple Bead Chain Necklace <Double>, Modded from black to gold (Tkuma Mizser)
Ring: – caLLie cLine -the ROCK white diamond (Callie Cline)
Gloves: Indyra Kidskin gloves: Off-white (from some hunt) (Indyra Seigo)
Sunglasses: Kalnins Sunglasses – Voyage (Maris Kanto)
Poses: Del May (Del May) and Olive Juice (IsabellaGrace Baroque)
Location: NOTsoBAD Maria Hacienda (Emilie Freund & Reda Bertolucci)
The people who know me know I’m in Second Life for the creativity here…the effervescent, irrepressible joy of creation that flows through the grid like an electrical charge. Most of that creativity is cheerfully naive, including my own sad attempts, but every once in a long while you find someone who has found their medium in Second Life, and you rejoice.
I hadn’t really been aware of the new accessories line *Essential Soul* Studio has come out with until now. I knew, of course, of their pose work, but the Metropolis sunglasses were new and enchanted me immediately. Well, for one thing–they’re gold, and I am a complete and utter fool for well done Second Life gold, which is every bit as rare in sl as the real stuff is in first. And this is well done gold, even allowing you the option of several glow settings (including none at all), so you can actually make it luminesce like real gold if you want. I *adore* that. Without luminescence, sl gold is just plain yellow.
But the really sweet thing about these *ES* Studio sunglasses is they have images of various world-famous skylines you can put on the lenses–Rome, Paris, London, Moscow, Seattle, Cuba, Egypt, and amusingly, a nuclear bomb blast–as well as a plain gold lens, so you can really work the cosmopolite angle to its fullest. I chose Rome for the glasses I’m wearing here–the Colosseum, no less. So chic!
The hair here is Boon, a line that’s a bit of a sleeper, but with the knack for out-of-the-box styles that don’t stray into fantasy and a really solid sense of color–something that you don’t get in most hair, where lurid seems to be the rule. The shrug and scarf are from the perennial Ibizarre Jumpsuit…many times blogged, the top is part of *Haven Design* Chained Heart outfit, and the pants are, of course, LeLutka.
The necklace is the one and only Shade Throne’s Sex Sells, and the gloves are Bliesen + MaiTai’s charming Vintage Leather Gloves, given out as part of their Down the Chimney hunt gift, and which I found so darling I promptly went out and bought the fat pack. (This is exactly how hunts are supposed to work, isn’t it? Creators offer their best and captivate the consumer who returns clamoring for more? Please, peeps, don’t give me crap!)
The boots are one of Cutea Benelli’s newer offerings, the edgy Grim Bros Cartography Ankle Boot. Take a closer look at these puppies! Where else can you get this charming design so skillfully done, these stunning textures–this positive wittiness!–and at such a great price too! A little lamp on the toe lighting your way? A brass telescope for a heel? Oh, Grim Bros. shoes and boots are the best kept secret on the grid.
My final salute goes to the Baiastice_2009_ Golden Crocodile bag, which is so skillfully done as to take your breath away, like a kick in the head from behind. Now don’t argue with me—-just go look at it inworld, and you’ll see…this ain’t Photoshopping! This the real deal!