On the Isle of Capri

On the Isle of Capri

Open my heart and you will see
Graved inside of it, “Italy.” – Robert Browning

The Isle of Capri

One of the benefits of living this life is that I have friends all over the world who travel all over the world. I have received purses from Singapore, spices from Croatia, and recently, photos of a Capri sunset. So while I am stuck at home with a new dog and hot muggy weather, I get an update on everyone else’s vacation. So I thought I would dress up in this tropical look to imagine my own vacation on the Isle of Capri. Start with this beautiful tropical print dress from Kim Lysette, which includes a texture-change HUD allowing several different tropical looks with coordinating belt. Then add the gorgeous almost-antique necklace Sigifaust is featuring at Shiny Shabby. It includes a HUD for switching out the metal pieces. Finally, shoes from Aleida Rhode, great wedges that fit both Slink and Maitreya feet.

The Isle of Capri

I couldn’t help but use the LeLutka mesh head applier from Monicuzza Babenco that she is featuring at this month’s Shiny Shabby. For some reason, I love in particular how she has managed to make a useful applier with makeup choices and a gorgeous skin and wonderful features that suits all the head shapes. Kuranosuke Kamachi’s newest hair was a perfect fit for this vacation look with great textures and with this particular color, a great fade to sunkissed, bleached ends.

The Isle of Capri

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Fern” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*= *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: *YS&YS* Samantha Tone04 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {S0NG} :: Hope~ Abyss Eye by Funeral Plutonian for {S0NG}

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: LEGENDAIRE JENNIFER DRESS by Kim Lysette for Legendaire, available at FAD Fashion Event *

Jewelry: ieQED vita.necklace.black by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Dark Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Elysium – Birgitte wedge (Maitreya) – poppy red by Aleida Rhode for Elysium *

Poses by Luna Jubilee for !bang, available at Shiny Shabby *

The Isle of Capri

Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

~ “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi

A casual summer look starts with a lace top from Apple May for Shiny Shabby. She has made several versions of this top including those to fit the Freya and Isis bodies from Belleza (yay!) and the lace is a lovely texture for many looks. I paired it with a flirty skirt from LouLou Teichmann and darling flat sandals from Monicuzza Babenco, both also featured at Shiny Shabby. My great necklace set is Mirja Mills’ great boho set for My Attic, which goes perfectly with the casual clothes I have on. I am showing ValiantCo’s terrific cab sofa for Uber, part of their city theme. It includes a ton of single poses and cuddles and a few adult.

Big Yellow Taxi

Shyla Diggs has released a new skin for Uber with eyebrows in separate shades beyond the typical blonde, brown, etc. I am really glad to see this because sometimes a blonde brow is just too light, for example. The makeups, as always, are subtle but fashionable and the features are gorgeous. Because of the dark blonde brows, I was able to wear this shade of M4ri1yn Magic’s hair for Shiny Shabby, two braids which come with and without the hat, which also includes its own variations via HUD. The whole look is a little folksy, a bit of pop, just like Joni Mitchell’s song.

Big Yellow Taxi

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\  Koca hair [with hat ] by M4ri1yn Magic for ~Tableau Vivant~, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: -Belleza- Amber Uber SK 1 Dk Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Lace Tops (Belleza Isis) – White by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Bauhaus Movement – Switchback  MIDNIGHT Skirt by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace set: .:EMO-tions:. * ABIGAIL * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

Nail applier: [LB Chrome Brown] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: *YS&YS* Santorini Flats Mail (Belleza) by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Couch: [Con.] Checkered Cab Seat – A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Uber *

Big Yellow Taxi

Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

“I adore fringe.” ~ Diana Vreeland

Fringe Benefits

Fringe! I love it too! Djod Karu has made a very fashionable mesh outfit for Shiny Shabby that includes a fringe skirt over a mesh body suit and a jacket draped over the shoulders. I love that the fringe is irregular, which makes it seem like it has movement, better than many that would just use a transparent texture between the fringes. The jacket is rich and subtlety shadowed with light bouncing off the sequins. It’s just a great use of texture on mesh pieces. Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering these great braided sandals at Shiny Shabby as well. They were an ideal match for this look.

Fringe Benefits

Ensorcelante is offering a new skin at Shiny Shabby. Ensorcelante has created a multiHUD for use on several different mesh heads, including the LeLutka mesh heads, and I think it’s fabulous in that incarnation. Unfortunately, unlike other appliers, there are no makeup options offered—WYSIWYG so I tinted the lip a little with a pink makeup built into the head to tone down the brown lip color. With the great long full hair from Ikira Frimon, the whole look is fashionable and gorgeous.

Fringe Benefits

Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Mizuko hair-fatpack by Ikira Frimon for ^.^ Ayashi^.^, available at Shiny Shabby *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: ** [PUMEC]  – AUTUMN –  HEADS APP -S(TMP/SLINK/LELUTKA/GENESIS) by Ensorcelante for Pumens, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Vintage by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: ** DIRAM ** JELENA Body&Fringed skirt – Beige with ** DIRAM ** JELENA Shoulder Coat – Black&Beige Sequin by djod Karu for Diram, available at Shiny Shabby *

Shoes: Essenz – Nairobi (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dahriel for PosESioN

Fringe Benefits

I Dream

I Dream

“I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.”~ Haruki Murakami

I Dream

What a dream of a dress this beautiful mesh set from Kiddo Oh is. Besides the beautifully done mesh, the colors that fade into each other makes the dress absolutely gorgeous. Kiddo has attended to every detail, creating a top that has a sexy midriff-baring shape with a sparkle across the texture’s surface and a skirt that has a perfect flare at the bottom. This outfit is available at FashionTropic for a few more days so grab it.

I Dream

I donned this beautiful look with one of Inka Mexicola’s lovely new skins. With a dew-kissed sheen and a gorgeous lip, it’s perfect for this dreamy look. Add Kavar Cleanslate’s gorgeous long hair with bangs for Collabor88 (which I show in one of his fantasy shades), and you get a complete dream-induced look.

I Dream

Hair: ::Exile::Quiet Waters by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: Essences [Aribeth] medium01 *blonde* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: {Dead Apples} Solar Eyes II – Sea by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Kalama by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at FashionTropic *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

I Dream

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

Romantic hair!

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

I have seen Viking’s hair popping up at other events recently so I was glad to get a chance to see their hair at Hair Fair this year and it was a great experience! Choosing three different asymmetrical styles, Viking showed that hair can have variation, even across a similar shape. First long and straight and tied to the side, then a long braid with a full pouf, and finally curly and sexy dressy hair. It was classy enough to wear with Shyla Diggs’ skin and gorgeous drop earrings from Lusciousmami Emerald from the Showroom.

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

My dress is Dead Dollz featured exclusive for The Epiphany. It’s absolutely gorgeous but a bit complicated and costly to obtain. At this gacha event, players play on the machine as usual taking their chance with commons and rares but once they receive their prize they are given 2 options: open the box or redeem it for Epiphany points. (You only get 30 seconds to decide after you wear the box, so be careful to do this when you’re ready to make such decisions.) If they open the box they can keep the item. If they choose to redeem they exchange it for credit and the item disappears. The credits then compound and you can use them to “purchase” exclusive items that will never be sold outside of the event. A no-trans exclusive item costs 25 points; a trans item is 200 points. This dress is an exclusive item.

Bottom line, if you like this dress, you can purchase 25 common items in the gachas for 25-100L each and if you decide to redeem them all, you’ll end up with enough points to get the dress. Purchase the cheapest gachas at 25L each and you can spend 625L or less, if you get some rares to get it, and that’s true of any of the exclusive items. This dress is worth it. I am not sure all the exclusives are. I am guessing for hard core gacha enthusiasts, the ability to redeem points for duplicates will be a boon (and you can carry up to 100 points over to the next round). For those of us who aren’t hard core, well.. meh.

no.match at Hair Fair 2015

Hair by viking for no.match, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • NO.MATCH_NO.DRAMA.
  • NO.MATCH_NO.FAME.
  • NO.MATCH_NO.TROUBLE.

Skin: -Belleza- Amelia SK MIX Makeup 2 with -Belleza- Amelia Blush Sk and -Belleza- Amelia SK Brows – Blonde by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, for the Mix Event *

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – blue steel by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: Night Watch by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at The Epiphany *

Earrings: [LX] Bolly Earring Gold by Lusciousmami Emerald for LUXURY, available at the Showroom

Nail applier: [LB FrenchMilkColor] *Belleza* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Poses by Dahriel for PosESioN

no.match at Hair Fair 2015