“So many books, so little time.” ~ Frank Zappa
There is nothing more wonderful than a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing books. I took a trip over to Saffronia’s Books after a stop at Café Rosewater, both on the Crestwick Island sim, to get a cup of coffee (large, soy milk, splenda) and browsed through the books. I am never really looking for anything in particular—just looking. I might end up with a book about knitting or a romance novel or even a book of poetry or I might just browse. Once in a while a good art book will catch my attention.
Of course, dressing chic on such occasions is in order, and I assembled several pieces from Shiny Shabby that fit the bill. First a cute shorts set from Giz Seorn with a texture change HUD for the belt and top so I can choose from one of six top colors and two belt colors to coordinate my look. Then I slipped on Cocoro Lemon’s fitted blazer over the top. The blazer comes in several colors and has the option to have a tank underneath. A chic necklace of emerald stones from AvaGardner Kungler and bangles from Jaycee Dover embellish my look. My low-caught ponytail is Mina Nakamura’s ‘do for Shiny Shabby, a beautiful look with strands tucked behind the ears, and cute poses (some of which I modified using my Avimote PoseMaker) from Anne Dakun, allow me to browse at leisure with a coffee in my hand.
The big news to this look, however, is the release of Bax Coen’s Regency boots, now fit for several mesh bodies and available at her store. Yay! Any oldbie in SL can tell you how Bax made the number one, most desired boot in SL for the longest time, and when mesh came along, Bax had to reconfigure her boots substantially to mesh and with the advent of mesh bodies, she has reconfigured them once again to fit mesh bodies. I found the boots fit my Maitreya body perfectly and looked fabulous. She offers them in several colors (including bright jewel tones) in leather, and then in suede and metallic.
Monicuzza Babenco has really gotten into making mesh head appliers. (She does wonderful ones for the Lelutka heads.) She has now come out with Omega appliers expressly made for the Logo heads, which allow for a variety of expressions. I also chose to use Thora Charron’s lashes with this head and Ikon Innovia’s mesh eyes. It’s a great time to experiment with the things you have in your inventory to see what will work with the mesh heads to create your own look. Of course, Monicuzza’s skin is gorgeous on this face and includes hair bases!
Hair: MINA Hair – Anais (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Shiny Shabby *
Mesh head: LOGO Infinity Alex Omega Hybrid Mesh by Maximillion Grant for LOGO *
Skin applier: *YS&YS* Erika Tone 03 – Skins Applier for Logo Mesh Head Alex by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS* *
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Green by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *
Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V3.3 Lara by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya
Jacket: *COCO*_StretchBlazer(DarkBrown) by cocoro Lemon for COCO, available at Shiny Shabby *
Jumper: GizzA – Bonnie Set [Stone] by Giz Seorn for GizzA, available at Shiny Shabby *
Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Triss necklace – Emerald 1 by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *
Jewelry: LUXE. Margi Swirl Bangle Gold and LUXE. Margi Wrapped Bangle Gold by Jaycee Dover for LUXE, available at Shiny Shabby *
Boots: BAX Regency Boots Chocolate Suede (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *
Poses: Label Motion – Karla by anne Dakun for Label Motion, available at Shiny Shabby *
Seat: [Con.] Checkered Cab Seat by ValiantCo for Consignment *
Book: +CONVAIR+ Studio Sketch Book by Tobias Convair for +CONVAIR+
Gadget: Avimote PoseMaker PE 1.02 by Avimote Dreamscape for Avimote *
Taken at Café Rosewater and Saffronia’s Books on Crestwick Island