The Corset, The Mini and The Hippy Jeans

She never expected to find him there

This embellished corset with transparent panels and golden buttons down the front, comes with its own matching slip, beautiful golden lace appliqués and boots included. It can be worn on its own or paired up with tailored black pants or jeans and a leather jacket depending on your needs and preferences. The thigh high boots have a cork like tapered platform and they leave your sexy little toes fetish-ly exposed.

Quickly turning her back, she tried hiding her face

This outfit is only for Slink Original – Hourglass / Maitreya Lara / Belleza Venus – Isis and Freya mesh bodies. Gizza –  Embellished Corset.  AD – Hair.  Glam Affair – Necklace. Luxe – Ring.

Her friend covered for her while she did get away

A slightly asymmetrical leather mini with a diagonal zipper that lightly gathers and shirrs up the sides topped by cropped doble lace top that comes with it´s own long sleeved, high necked shrug. The ¨jacket¨has corset like hardware closures on the strings, down the waist and the cuffs. Available in black or white. 100% Mesh in standard sizing. Fits Maitreya and may fit other mesh bodies. Byrne – Hollywood Lace Black Group Gift  + Erratic – Skirt + Ghee – Pointy Thigh  Boots. Liziaah – Chandelier Earrings.  Hair by Tram.

Then she dressed as the star of a new Hippy trend

These gorgeous jeans are cut slightly below the waist and have folding triangular panels on the sides down the legs. Available in several patterns from classic to floral to embroidered and more. The knitted halter bikini like top criss-crosses around the front of the torso emphasizing the boho chic look and it comes with a color change HUD.  Gizza – Boho Jean in Floral + Crochet Bikini Top. MG – Necklace and Bracelet. Hair by Doux.

Roo Panes – Lullaby Love

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Fringed Laced Angels, Chained and Gone

Landing to assess the situation

Tiny old flames were involved.

By letting go of struggles she was able

to dissolve those chains once more.

Then carefully repeating what they chanted

she stormed out and then woke up.

Lulu Gainsbourg – L`Eau à La Bouche

Style Info

Pic 1 – 60s inspired outfit with and open vest and low slung skirt, both trimmed with long fringes. The outfit comes with a mesh slip, in the same psychedelic design pattern of the gold infused print, and a set of matching wings (not shown) providing many styling possibilities. Wear it with or without a top and with or without the wings for a completely different take. Also available in Seagreen/Copper.  In Slink, Maitreya and Fitmesh sizes. Byrne – Factory Art Angel in Turquoise/Gold Exclusively available @Swank April + ISON – Necklace + LUXE – Bracelets + CAE -Headband + LaGyo – Shoulder Pads + Arrow (worn on the right hand) + Vale Koer – Sandals. Hair by Truth.

Pic 2 – Sexy and flirty ensemble. The high waisted skirt is laced on the front through golden trimmed grommets which are echoed on the bathing suit inspired top. Available in several yummy colors. A set of matching open toes, thigh-high suede boots completes the ensemble (click here to see it!). Made specially for Maitreya, Belleza & Slink Mesh Bodies. Gizza – Kendall Lace Up Outfit in Army + LUXE – Ring. Hair by Bold & Beauty.

Pic 3 – Sophisticated minidress cut high on the neck and short on the thigh in soft leather and croco skin. Detailed with a sexy lacing on the hips and a trendy cross chained bodice.  The sandals are curved on the heels following the latest trend.  Both pieces are available in six rich color tones with a texture HUD for the metals so you can coordinate them or mix and match the shoes to the dress. They come in fitmesh sizes for mesh bodies only (Slink, Belleza and Maitreya). Ghee Chained Leather Mini Dress in Petrol + Curve Appeal Heels in Mulberry@The Darkness Event  until April 30. Epoque – Bracelet (Vintage).  LUXE – Ring. Hair by Bold & Beauty. 

Pic 4 – An enticingly urban top, worn-over-top. Both, the bikini and the mesh off-the -shoulder cropped piece come with a color and texture change HUD.  You could wear it with shorts, a skirt or jeans. I decided to pair it with low slung cargo pants for a sexy ,urban warrior-ish look.  !!SMESH – Silk Top + ED. – Pants + Rebel Gal – Boots + Forte – Bracelet + Yummy – Earrings + Minimal – Rings. Hair by Truth.

In this story: Lelutka Bento Heads + Maitreya Mesh Body.

A Full Clean Install

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It was a strange way to end the year for me, but I wouldn´t have expected anything less from it. How could I ?

The entire holidays became the backdrop to the unconditional love we lavished more than ever before, upon a – terminally ill – beloved family member.

Travel plans cancelled … willingly, happily. At least we are still together! N´est-ce pas?

2016 gifted me with one of the biggest growth spurts of my entire adult life. Absurdly painful at times, yes, but magnificently wiser than wise in its gifted realizations. It brought me an almost full on awakening that led me to recognize – through the mirror of others – some of the very issues that I still need to work on within myself.

Once past the initial bewilderment (who? me???!!), it actually became a truly purging, humbling, balancing, empowering and strengthening process, from which we (if any of you identifies) can re-emerge lighter and freshly energized before embarking on the clean slate journey of 2017. May we get another chance!

How about you? How did 2016 challenge you?

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MAC users, take notice:

On a lighter note, the holidays left me with a technical solution to a problem I ´ve been experiencing since Fall 2015 when I upgraded to El Capitan OS X only to find that Firestorm was not running properly on it.

What I did at the time, in order to be able to continue taking high resolution snapshots for this blog, was to create a separate partition running Maverick with an earlier version of the Firestorm Viewer.

Aside from the fact that I needed to tediously change partitions between RL work and SL work, it was  great … until the recent release of the BENTO viewers

The solution was to upgrade the Nvidia Drivers on my MAC which is something I never dared do since it´s not provided through the regular Apple Channels and I was just afraid to mess my RL work partition and livelihood. I shied from doing it even though Firestorm did provide all the necessary information.

Luckily I finally dared and although it does not solve my problem 100% (my viewer is a little slow on Ultra but hey, who´s complaining? ) it has eliminated my constant crashing and allowed me to work.

In case you are experiencing the same issues, here are some links:

Crashing While Running Firestorm.  The Nvidia Drivers are located under CRASH for both EL CAPITAN and SIERRA. FYI, I´m still running EL CAPITAN.

After you download it  you have the choice of using either the Nvidia Web Drivers or the OS X Default Graphic Drivers at any given time after that through your System Preferences –> Nvidia Graphic Manager.

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Bento Mesh Head

Which takes me back to BENTO  and the reason for the upgrade in the first place.  So yes! after the upgrade worked so well with the new drivers installed, I went ahead and got my first BENTO Mesh Head.

I chose the Lelutka Simone because they were generous enough to offer it to previous owners of the Simone Head at half the price. Talk about securing customer loyalty!

I decided to use it with my  shape but I am still tweaking it and changing it here and there. I found that the process was in a way much like drawing !!! At first the results of my tweaking lead to extremely naive depictions of the head, circa 2009. Sort of unnatural and dollish.

Eventually I managed to get the  shape somewhat more normal by trying to render the image after my own RL bone structure from all sides. From there I began experimenting with several skins other than the original GLAM Affair it came with.

The verdict

I love the head, I always did, but I´m still working on finding the right balance. Being able to achieve a more mature look is a must for me. I find it a bit of a challenge but I´m working on it and having fun.

I would say that my next posts will all have the look of complete shape/skin experimentation as I had not seen since the old days with the System Avi. Terrifying and exciting. I hope you can bear with me!

May you all be Blessed, Sustained and Contained throughout  2017!  

Thank you for being so wonderful to me!

Much Love, Landa xox

George Michael (R.I.P) – White Light

Style Info

Pic 1

Magnificently textured spaghetti strap, body hugging dress. It comes with the brand´s signature collar as well as with a futuristic stand up stole. The dress sits approximately 4 inches from the knee. Materials enabled. Fitmesh, Slink, Belleza and Maitreya mesh body sized. Available in white and black.

Byrne – Jeo Dress and Collar in White @ Marvelous Monthly.   Lelutka – Hair. Ryca – Earrings. Luxe – Ring.

Pic 2

Skimpy tunic top in a whirlwind pattern topping the leather, low slung Capri pants.

Byrne – Brida in Grey. Azoury – Sandals. Wasabi Pills – Hair. Real Evil – Necklace. Luxe – Rings.

Pic 3

A sexy set. A leather, low slung skirt with a flare, topped with a ´peplumed´, long sleeved, deep V neckline in sultry textured silk.

Byrne – Amanda Skirt & Jacket Group Gift. Wasabi Pills – Hair. LUXE – Choker.  Rebel Gal – Booties (seen on Flickr soon) Izzie´s – Tights.