To Fly

To Fly

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

To Fly

It’s time for a little springtime fantasy, and Kiddo Oh’s sexy wrapped dress starts it off with beautiful side cut-outs for a bit of peekaboo. Joined with AvaGardner Kungler’s necklace for the Cosmopolitan Room and a crown from YukaChoco Magic from the Fantasy Collective (which closes soon!) and here we have a gorgeous otherworldly princess, one who still flies, especially with her darling pet by Sh0rtie, also from the Fantasy Collective. (The wings flap most delightfully as it sits on your shoulder!)

To Fly

M4ri1yn Magic made this very photogenic mesh hair for the Shiny Shabby event. It comes in the many colors and textures he offers with his hair on a handy HUD. However, I show it here in an ethereal white.

And the genesis of the look was, of course, Monicuzza Babenco’s fantasy skin for the LeLutka mesh heads. With 10 brow choices in black and white (which includes fantasy designs like the dots on my head and chin), 10 eye makeups and 10 lipsticks, it’s a beautiful fantasy applier for the mesh heads. Three tones are available: drow, vamp and then this grayish fantasy tone, which she calls “Zafiro.” She also includes eyes and body appliers, so I was able to put together this whole gorgeous look, and I had a great time testing out the many looks available. What a beautiful way to make a fantasy fly!

To Fly

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Fresh mess by M4ri1yn Magic for ~Tableau Vivant~, available at Shiny Shabby *

Head applier: *YS&YS* Ginny Zafiro Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Fantasy Collective *

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

Eyes: *YS&YS* – Fantasy Eyes   Sea by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at The Fantasy Collective (comes with the above applier) *

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

Dress: Persephone Cerulean by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at The Secret Affair *

Crown: Pamela *Gold* by YukaChoco Magic for chocolate atelier,  available at The Fantasy Collective

Gem: #adored – stick on gem – lapis lazuli – star – face by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Perola – golden & teal by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Nail applier: #adored – mood swing mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Pet: [SWaGGa] Flutter – Sea by sh0rtie for [SWaGGa], available at The Fantasy Collective

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

To Fly

How Does My Garden Grow

How Does My Garden Grow

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells,
And so my garden grows.

How Does My Garden Grow

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! This weekend I went to the gardening store and bought several flats of flowers, quite a few hanging baskets and a big pot of herbs (the legal kind). My house is full of plants too, as you can see. In fact, I have so many, Mr. Beresford has grumbled a bit and asked if he would find them in his bed soon. I laughed, and then pondered…..

I dressed like a flower myself in this great little minidress from Ashleey Andrew, which she is featuring at the Cosmopolitan Room in several colors. The little side cutouts add some sexiness to the look. I accessorized with pieces from Shiny Shabby. The necklace and bracelet are pretty pieces from the Rohwan’s gacha. My rings are Sigifaust’s collection of rings, made specifically for mesh hands. And my shoes are Daisa Admiral’s flats, made for Slink or Maitreya feet.

How Does My Garden Grow

MissAllSunday Lemon has come out with this long, center-parted style, a goddess look for the new Uber. And Sawsan Secretspy has released this lovely skin at her store, available in all skin tones and matching her appliers. I keep using Constance Daehlie’s manicure from this month’s Anybody because it’s got great colors and sort of a psychedelic texture.

The plants surrounding me are Plant Pets, by the way. They are a sort of breedable without needing more than one or buying food. They just need to be watered frequently via clicks. Every 60 days they reproduce a new seed that can make a plant. The biggest downfall? Lots of prims. Good thing Mr. Beresford lets me throw prims around, even my plants. I have the house packed with greenery.

How Does My Garden Grow

Even when I run of out room, I never run out of prims. So when I got this bathtub planter and flowerpots from Paco Pooley from Shiny Shabby, I struggled for a good place to put them. Looking around, I found the PERFECT spot. Automatic watering, bathroom décor, and low prim! And no, they didn’t end up in his bed.

How Does My Garden Grow

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Shriya Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/m available at Uber *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Mary Golden 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – big wave by Constance Daehlie for #adored

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

Dress: Garbaggio // Cutout Mini Dress – Salmon by Ashleey Andrew for Garbaggio, available at the Cosmopolitan Room *

Necklace and bracelet: NOMAD & Coquette // 02 // Mineral Necklace and // 03 // Mineral Bracelet by Rohwan for NOMAD & Coquette, available at Shiny Shabby *

Rings: ieQED persephone.ring.set.all.right [MAITREYA 20 – relaxed] by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: #adored – mood swing mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Shoes: [BREATHE]-Saddie Flats-Maitreya-Baby Blue by daisa Admiral for [BREATHE], available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Flowers: Plant Pets by Bruce Liebknecht for Plant Pets

Secret bathroom plants by Paco Pooley and Manuel Ormidale for 22769, available at Shiny Shabby *

  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Bathtub Planter
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Terracotta Flowerpot

How Does My Garden Grow

PS:

Destined for windowboxes.

Destined for windowboxes.

My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

A blond in a red dress can do without introductions–but not without a bodyguard. ~ Rona Jaffe

The Bodyguard

Allow me to introduce myself and my bodyguard, tucked under my skirt, lending intrigue to this look. Start with the darling dress from ValentinaEvangelista, styled with a full ruffled skirt and decolletage, which is deceivingly low. I paired it with sexy heels from Senzati0n Domenitzo and a choker from Takuya Jinn, which are both exclusives at Shiny Shabby, and of course a blade in a garter from Sion Bedrosian.

The Bodyguard

My gorgeous skin is Shyla Diggs’ exclusive for the upcoming Uber, a gorgeous, almost vintage look with luscious lips, beautifully defined brows (even in blonde) and her always gorgeous features. And I love the new hair Mirja Mills is featuring at My Attic. For a very low price, you can get this vintage ‘do with a texture change HUD, each featuring several tones. This one’s a keeper!

The Bodyguard

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LORRAINE * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

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

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

Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02 *SlinkFit FEET ONLY by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: V.e. Have You Forgotten Dress Red by ValentinaEvangelista for Valentina E. Couture, available at Shiny Shabby*

Choker: ::GB:: Maria Choker by Takuya Jinn for Gabriel, available at Shiny Shabby*

Garter: ‘Little Secret’ Knife Garter *DeSSion* by Sion Bedrosian for *DeSSion*

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Belleza – Bright Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1 by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – Cape Town (Slink) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby*

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

The Bodyguard

Fell in Love with a Girl

Fell in Love with a Girl

Red hair with a curl
Mellow roll for the flavour
And the eyes were peeping
Can’t keep away from the girl
These two sides of my brain

~ “Fell in Love with a Girl” by White Stripes

Fell in Love with a Girl

There’s always something special about a redhead. And if you think a redhead can’t wear pink, you’re decidedly wrong, especially if it’s this soft pink romper, one of several Poulet Koenkamp has made for On9. With a texture-change HUD offering three different colorways, each romper has its own individual flavor, this one having a romantic theme. I have accessorized with jewelry featuring an antique key and turquoise beads that Rucy Byron has made for Shiny Shabby, which will be opening May 20. I even wore the waist chain as a belt with this darling romper. And Bax Coen has come out with shiny new booties with materials, available in three fabulous metallic shades and sized for Slink AND Maitreya feet.

Fell in Love with a Girl

Monicuzza Babenco is also participating in Shiny Shabby this month with a gorgeous set of appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads. I wear them on the Aria head with the subtle shading and beautiful red brows she offers as an option. Once again, I had to adjust my eyes and lengthened my head for what I felt was the best aesthetic. Kavar Cleanslate recently came out with some lovely long hair he is offering in his mainstore including this gorgeous style with fringed bangs and his beautiful textures.

Fell in Love with a Girl

Hair:  ::Exile::Downtown by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *

Head applier: *YS&YS* Ginny Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby (opening May 20) *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

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

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

Romper: :: PM :: Who Romper Romantica by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at On9 *

Jewelry: !APHORISM! Bijou Collection – Necklace, Bracelet and Waist Chain – Turqoise by Rucy Byron for !APHORISM!, available at Shiny Shabby (opening May 20) *

Handbag: ::C’est la vie !:: Manon Bag Gacha(blue) by Larcoco Mathy for C’est la vie ! , available at Chapter Four

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

Boots: BAX Poppy Booties Metallic Rose (f. Maitreya) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Poses by Olivia LaLonde for Le Poppycock, available at Chapter Four

Fell in Love with a Girl

My Cherie Amour

My Cherie Amour

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You’re the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

~ “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder

My Cherie Amour

Gosh I love Stevie Wonder singing and the song is perfect for this look, which is smooth and sexy. Start with a minidress from Aikea Reiko in one of her fabulously shimmery fantasy ombre colors. I paired it with shoes from Glamistry, which he has revamped to fit Maitreya feet (yay) and includes his great versatile texture change HUD. Maxi Gossamer’s pretty necklace for Collabor88 completes the look.

My Cherie Amour

My long wavy hair is Shylah Honey’s contribution to The Liaison Collaborative. I love how the textures run through the locks of hair, giving it movement, especially with the highlights. Awesome nail

The big story is, of course, my skin applier, which is Umazuma Metaluna’s exclusive for the Cosmetic Fair. Toned for ladies with darker complexions, it includes some really luscious makeups and is part of a gacha, so it’s wickedly inexpensive. I wear it on the Leda, which was probably my least favorite of the LeLutka heads until I put this skin on it. Now it all works with the luscious lips from Uma and her brilliant makeup.

My Cherie Amour

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Locklynn Rigged-Mesh by Shylah Honey for *~*Damselfly*~*, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Face applier: [theSkinnery] Arlenis 7 (brownie) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Cosmetic Fair *

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

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

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – dark brown by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: :[P]:- Ruina Dress [Med]:// Soft by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Solaris Pearl Droplets by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: #adored – mood swing mani and pedi {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Cosmetic Fair *

Shoes: Glamistry : CALYSTEGIA Heels – maitreya by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie

My Cherie Amour

What Doesn’t Show

What Doesn’t Show

“Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don’t show.” – Christian Dior

What Doesn't Show

I have to flash a photo of the HUDs piled up with windows on my screen, windlights set, inventory opened, and Callie and Aleida chatting with me. How does someone take a photo among all this?? Now you know some of what doesn’t show.

What Doesn't Show

What does show is LeeZu Baxter succumbing to mesh bodies. Yes, folks, she has transferred some of her best system pieces, hand drawn, beautiful work, to mesh body appliers. I am so glad she did. LeeZu was always known for her gorgeous work, which was, before mesh came along, some of the most innovative and artistic on the grid. It was painful to have to pack it up when I decided to go all mesh body all the time. Now that’s not a problem. For example, I am wearing the incredible Monroe lingerie, a set I had long ago blogged on my system body in all its elegance and sexiness.

What Doesn't Show

I thought the soft candlelight from Winter Thorn’s beautiful candle cages from her set at Collabor88 would lend some atmosphere. I applied Umazuma Metaluna’s gorgeous skin for the LeLutka mesh heads to another head in the set after my blog a week or so ago with the same skin was such a success. I think people are concerned they might all look alike with these mesh heads, and certainly with a certain male mesh head I see on the grid, that fear is justified, but with six heads already in the LeLutka collection, all modifiable by messing with head stretch and a plethora of skins already created to apply to these heads, I don’t think you need to worry about that. I applied the basic makeup to the eyes and Umazuma’s gift lipstick to create this look, after tweaking the blending and shimmer on the HUD. My super sexy hair is Bubbles Clawtooth’s beautiful offer for Kustom 9, a fitting style for this beautiful look.

What Doesn't Show

Hair: Clawtooth: Up and Away  – The Complete Collection by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, for Kustom9 *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (honey) with [theSkinnery] Silke Cranberry Lipstick (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

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

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

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

Lingerie: [LeeZu!] OMEGA Monroe Lingerie HUD /blue by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Relay: Omega System Relay HUD for Maitreya v.03 by Chellynne Bailey for Omega Applier Systems

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry *

Poses by Tutys for Tutys

Décor: {what next} Amberley Tree Bench Set by Winter Thorn for {what next}, available at Collabor88 *

  • {what next} Amberley Hanging Lantern  (lilac candle)
  • {what next} Amberley Floor Lantern (pink candle)
  • {what next} Amberley Floor Lantern (lilac candle)

What Doesn't Show