6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat

6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat
6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat in Second Life

Summer in Second Life can be the hottest fashion season. You want to be hot whether you wear a bikini, one piece, or a new outfit. Since there isn’t an actual feeling of heat in here we have to make it hot. A cool temperature themed sim like Black Kite can become instantly hot. I’m sure there are more than 6 ways to BE the summer heat in Second Life. But these can get you started.

6 Ways to BE the Summer Heat

  1. Strike a pose. You can find numerous hot poses anywhere. Be sassy!
  2. Wear Strappy Shoes. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing high heels, wedges, or sandals. Show some non-default feet and those applied pedicured toes. Don’t forget an ankle lock!
  3. Short shorts. Add cherries for fun.
  4. Show some midriff. This is summer after all. Sheer or midriff baring tops are sweltering.
  5. Sexy hair – want to run your fingers through it hair.
  6. A great body. Several designers create beautiful bodies now. There is no reason to have that odd angled elbow or wrist.

Location Black Kite

Kirin Maki Poses L$50 FLF
Ingenue :: Sea Spray Sandals (Maitreya) :: Cherry L$188 Collabor88
Tee*fy Bianca Top – Maitreya – Scarlet L$150 MIX
TRUTH HAIR Essena Group Gift

Tee*fy Anja Shorts – Cherries
ANE Afoil Earring – Mono Pink FLF
Kotolier “Fortune” Necklace set
Zaara [Goa party] : Friendship bracelet GACHA

IKON Odyssey Eyes – Clarity Group Gift
Pink Fuel [PF] Elsie – Lid 01 – (black/dark) GACHA
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 Elegant and Relaxed
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Is this shirt wet or just made of thin material?

Is my shirt wet or just made of super thin material? Regardless of it being wet or thin it is sexy. Ever since I saw this shirt at the Mizu – A Rainy Story Event I knew that I wanted it. But I just kept putting it off. Then came Summerfest ’15 and I was done. I ran as quickly as I could to get the shirt that appears wet. Gabriel’s Limited MIZU wet shirt has a male and female version. At the time of this writing it can be found only at the MIZU event. I’m not sure if limited means it will only be sold at this event and never be sold at the main store. If so, you have until July 7th to get it. This shirt comes with a hud that allows you to adjust the transparency to 10, 20, or 30 percent. Of course it is made to look see through and wet since it is at a rainy themed event. I would have shown it to you with nothing underneath, but I want to keep my blog and pics pg. You can imagine how great and sexy that would be.

Time to Dry Off

Back to Summerfest ’15. So many great choices of bathing suits at this event. I ended up purchasing the Maitreya Caia One-piece in Coral simply because it was made for my Maitreya body and fit so perfectly. The colors of the braided straps can be changed by use of a hud. There are 15 different color combinations. While there are plenty of great looking shorts at this event, I really wanted a reason to buy the Tee*fy Anja Shorts in Cherries design at Collabor88. These are so super cute summery and remind me of shorts I wore as a teen.

Sunny Day

Now since I had a wet shirt and a bathing suit on I needed to complete my look. I googled “Second Life Wet Hair” and came up with this style from ARGRACE. The hair has water drops on the strands. It is a perfect wet look hair. Great for showers, swimming, or rainy pictures. Please forgive me if I have been living under a rock or on a platform for most of my Second Life. That is what creators end up doing. But I have never heard of ARGRACE before. I found several really nice hairstyles in this store. Several blown/laying/hanging hairstyles that are not your typical norm are in the main store. This store is definitely worth a visit.

A little shade

The shoes I wore when out of the water are from Ingenue. These are available in 12 summery colors. Betty Doyle has 3 sets of shoes at Summerfest. I’ll do a separate post on the other two. My Poses are from !bang and out of various pose packs.

Into the Water

Hope you’re having a great summer!!
Caroline Apollo

MIZU – A Rainy Story Event (teleport)
Gabriel ::GB::Limited MIZU wet shirt /woman* L$300

Summerfest ’15
Maitreya Caia One-piece * Coral * L$300
Ingenue :: Mara Flats (Maitreya) :: Saddle L$295

Collabor88
Tee*fy Anja Shorts – Cherries – Maitreya Beta L$188

ARGRACE
ARGRACE HIKARI – Ash Brown L$250

SLURLS
!bang poses Stand 473, 438, 470
Strawberry Singh Tattoo Lashes
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor
Maitreya Lara Body 3.3

Jewelry Trip

Jewelry Trip(click to see full detail on flickr)

I am going to try and focus at least once or twice a month on jewelry. I would hope that I know a thing or two about jewelry in SecondLife since I made it for over 10 years. Finding hair and poses that show off your jewelry can be hard. It is great when you can find a hair that shows off the ears for your earrings, and doesn’t cover up too much of the chest where your necklace lies. I’ll try and help you find ones that work.

The three mesh necklaces in this post are from ANE. The first necklace is The Fool necklace found at the Tarot event. This piece is a little edgy with the spikes. In the middle, the Moth Wings Let it Go necklace can be worn with the words or just with all moth wings. Very pretty and easy to wear with most anything. My favorite of the three is the Botanical necklace. I really love delicate necklaces and wear them in real life. This is also more the style that I stuck to when I made jewelry.

For these shots I used !bang poses 475-479 pack, which can be found at the Shiny Shabby event. The poses I chose for the shots have the model standing upright with a slight turn to the left and the right.

I have never worn Moon hair before, but I loved this one so much that I had to have it. This hairstyle is swept to one side allowing one of the ears to showcase your earrings, and it has ample room for the necklace on the chest. I bought this at Uber in the variety pack because I needed all of the colors.

The off the shoulder dress is from Tee*fy. A dress in this style works really well with necklaces that lay on your upper chest. The dress texture was too busy for the long necklace. The piece gets lost in the chevron print. I chose my Tres Blah Angora sweater to wear with that. Both the dress and the top are at Collabor88 for a few more days. Very few. You should be able to find them later at the mainstore, and you can find the locations on my slurls page.

Jewelry Trip (click to see full detail on flickr)

Because I also love to decorate! The rectangular framed pictures are from Trompe Loeil at FaMESHed. The rest of the decor is from Apple Fall. Caroline is getting ready to go on a trip. She has her map out for last minute planning, luggage packed, and is grabbing a quick bite of a muffin before hitting the subway.

FASHION
SLURLS Page
ANE Moth Wings Let it Go Necklace – We ❤ RP
ANE Botanical Necklace – Kustom 9
ANE The Fool Necklace – Tarot event
!bang – stands 475-479 – Shiny Shabby
Moon. Hair. // Tourniquet – Uber
Tee*fy Kira Off-Shoulder Dress – Classic – Collabor88
-tres blah- Angora Sweater – Powder Pink Collabor88
Ingenue – Laura Heels (Maitreya) :: Noir Collabor88
Rowne .Actress – Sunglass (Black) gacha
-tres blah- Kinley Skirt – Ombre (you can’t really see the whole skirt, but I’m wearing it. See it here.)
-Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ] 06 F
Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Princess Diamond Earrings

DECOR
SLURLS Page
Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art – FaMESHed
Apple Fall Eclectic Entry Fatpack – FaMESHed ( Verdant Oil Painting, Atelier Pendant Lamp, Books & Map, Coffee & Muffin, Plan Chest, Rug, Roses Box, and Leather Moccasins)
Apple Fall Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar The Liaison Collaborative
Trompe Loeil – Amelia Loveseat Leather Brown
Apple Fall Annan Sidetable, Banana Tree, Gilt Frame, and Monogram Luggage Bag

Inspiration

Inspiration
Admiring the adorable newborn baby deer.

in·spi·ra·tion noun \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\
something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone
a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something
a good idea

Inspiration, as noted above, is something or someone that influences one, makes one want to create, a good idea. The Inspiration Point sim, the residents, and especially this hunt are all of those. Right now until December 31st, there is a fantastic hunt at Inspiration Point. The participants are The Secret Store, MishMish, Kirin, Tee*fy, LaViere, Flowey, Pizza’s, Jim, Intrigue Co., Pilot, and Boogers. You’ll find 35 bunnies hidden around on the sim. The prizes that these creators have made for us are absolutely amazing! Everyone really should participate in this annual event. There is a hud showing the location of the bunnies on the map, which makes it a whole lot easier. It isn’t and exact location, but you will know that you’re in the vicinity.

In the spirit of the holidays and gift giving Exile and Birdy have gifts set out for us. The cute and fun Exile hair in Candy Cane comes in several different styles. Birdy has the Elsa skin in Pure as a gift for her VIP group. I LOVE that it comes with the Slink skin applier hud.

Inspiration Point Hunt teleport. Ends December 31st.

Inspiration
Jewel is keeping a close eye on mamma deer.

On Caroline
The Secret Store – Luna Preppy Cardigan – Golden Stars (IP Hunt)
Teefy Soft Wool Jersey Leggings Festive (IP Hunt)
Birdy – Elsa Skin ~Pure~ Blond VIP xmas gift
Exile – After the Rain Candy Cane gift
Ingenue :: Jaclyn Heels :: Dove (The Arcade)
The Secret Store – Little Rabbit – Aime (IP Hunt)
Pink Fuel – Harley Sheer Gloss – Dolly Red
Alaska Metro Nail Polish Applier
IKON Hope Eyes – Moor
Slink Hands & Feet
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo

On Jewel
The Secret Store – Flamel Boots – Shoe Base (IP Hunt)
LaViere – Christmas/MutedOmbre (IP Hunt)
Teefy Collar Snood Nordic (IP Hunt)
Teefy Noel Sweater Dress Grey (IP Hunt)
Teefy Soft Wool Jersey Leggings Plaid (IP Hunt)
The Secret Store – Flamel Boots – Stardust (IP Hunt)
The Secret Store – Little Rabbit – Nomnoms (IP Hunt)
Lara Hurley Skin-Heidi (group gift)
REDGRAVE -39- Luscious Eyelashes
MADesigns EYES_PROMISE ~ green 15

POSES
!bang – unsteady Pose used in Top Image (F R O S T)
Kirin – December Pose Pack used in Second Image (IP Hunt)

Background
The Arcade Dec 2014
ISPACHI [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Reindeer
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Fire Wood
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Granny’s Cottage RARE
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Mailbox
Pixicat – Christmas.Wreath (arcade gift)
Trompe Loeil – Lantern Trio

MishMish – Snowman – Brown Scarf (IP Hunt)
MishMish – Snowman – Pink Scarf (IP Hunt)
flowey x Teawood / Vintage Holiday Greeting Cards #3 (IP Hunt)
LISP – Mesh – Victorian Street Lamp – Corona – White with Snow
emm – winter escape { white wood } Fence (store now called windsong)
zacca pavement (closed)
Botanical Aspen Tree
Botanical Snowy Fir
alirium Feather Tree
KIDD HORRY BERRY*WILD MEDIUM SWORD

Halloween

The Holiday Appreciation Association brings us Havenhollow Returns. You can bid on a date with amazing secondlifers and shop for some Halloween goodies. I picked up this really cute outfit from Tee*fy and Granny’s Cookie Platter from The Secret Store. Both were free. There are many free things and a few things for sale. I tried handing cookies out at Notting Hill. I promise they’re not poisoned, but nobody would take one. You should really go visit the Notting Hill sim before it closes to the public. I believe it may no longer be public around October 18th. The sim is beautiful! You can read more about it here.

Halloween

Tee*fy Blair Puffy Dress Havenhollow
Secret Store Granny’s Cookie Platter Havenhollow
Ingenue – Grady Heels Collabor88
Nylon Outfitters – Ripped Up Stockings Collabor88
MishMish – Candlelish Companion Trunk or Treat
Pink Fuel – Dango Skin Candy Fair part of Plethora Dantean
Eaters Coma – HAIR 58 Uber
!bang – stands 440-444 Pose Me Amazing

Buzzeri Celestial Eyes Hazel
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Mid
beauty by alaskametro