“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk


I liked this quote because it reminded me that carrying a grudge is easy. Forgiving and remembering goodness isn’t as easy. I try hard to remember the creators who send me items to review without expectation–their gifts of talent are one of the sweetnesses in my SL.

Something’s so sweet about a easy dress in the middle of the summer, something stylish and fashionable but not too tight or fussy and this dress from Marcopol Oh from Shiny Shabby fits the bill. Fit to the Maitreya body, It includes a little sexiness on the side. I paired it with a great necklace from Ors Quan for Shiny Shabby and high heels from Senzati0n Domenitzo.


GenesisLab has created this gorgeous mesh head for Shiny Shabby this month. I love that I am able to wear system eyes and don’t have to mess around with mesh eyes to wear it, I was also able edit my shape with the head stretch to change the look of the face. It did require some editing in the eye depth, and I had to mess with the lashes.


Especially sweet as well is when a creator donates a portion of their income from the creation of an item for a charity or someone’s need. Carina Larsen is donating a portion of her sales from the sale of her gorgeous hair at Hair Fair 2016 to Wigs for Kids. She includes this full, pulled back look with optional bangs.


She also offers an elegant updo with optional bang styles.


A very full-bodied, long style with a side part makes me look a little Jackie O. And she is offering duo-colored pigtails as a gift for those attending Hair Fair.



Head with skin applier: Genesis_Head_Amelie_2.0 Cappuccino by GenesisLab for Genesis, available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Clef de Peau Outlet.Natasha Dress (Maitreya) Army by marcopol Oh for Clef de Peau, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace: MINIMAL – Aimee Necklace -Gold- by Ors Quan for MINIMAL, available at Shiny Shabby *

Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Nail Appliers – A 99 Please! by Maia Gasparini for Hello Dave!

Shoes: Essenz – Belgrade (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses: The Daria Series by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *


In Bloom

In Bloom

Weather changes moods
Spring is here again

~ “In Bloom” as done by Sturgill Simpson

In Bloom

Spring is springing up all over this side of the world, and it’s very welcome. It was a Game of Thrones kind of winter. I took a walk on the Gates of Dreams sim, which has bloomed for spring too, in a new outfit I assembled from separates. First, I wear Hilly Haalan’s darling mesh top which includes a ton of mix and match textures for the elements of the top like the trim, bow, and inside. My jeans are pastel goodness from Poulet Koenkamp (they also come in more jewel tones) and have a great HUD for choosing the belt and stud colors. My shoes are Senzati0n Domenitzo’s pretty pair for Shiny Shabby, which opened today. My poses from Katya Valeska are also available at Shiny Shabby.

In Bloom

I always love the looks Umazuma Metaluna comes up with for different appliers, and this time is no exception. She has created a freckled beauty for the LeLutka mesh heads. I added no makeup to the face—it was perfect “as is” for this look. However, I did use Uma’s freckle add-on HUD for the Maitreya mesh body. It cleverly applies freckles over the clothing layer so you can match your skin tone to your freckled face. Lovespun’s lovely hair for Hairology is a casual look that suits my springtime outlook and a hand full of rings from Sigifaust, made for Shiny Shabby as a gacha, completes my look.

In Bloom

Hair: Love – Hurricane [Hair] by lovespun for Love, available at Hairology *

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Rose (LeLutka Applier) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Freckles: [theSkinnery] Freckles 3 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.3 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona  eye collection – 1 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Top: [hh] Erin Top MAITREYA WITH AUTOHIDE by Hilly Haalan for Hilly Haalan *

Jeans: :: PM :: Dalma Pants -Pack 01 by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: L&B Triskelion Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available at the 100 Block *

Rings: ieQED caprice.ring.gacha by Sigifaust for ieQED, available at Shiny Shabby *

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

Poses: an lar [poses] The Greta Series by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at Gates of Dreams

In Bloom

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Beauty–KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Cranes to do not fear horizons
They stretch their wings and fly
Carried by the winds and led by the light,
Look at the sun,
Look at the stars

Let’s see the beauty of it all before the fall
I want it all

“Beauty” by Juliane Gabriel

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

My friend Jaynine Scarborough is about to come out with an album that includes several gorgeous songs. Jaynine is a vocal teacher and performer in Berlin, who has, for years, also performed almost weekly in SL at her Thousand Rooms. If you have had the privilege of catching one of her weekly performances, you get to hear a beautiful woman’s voice, full of humor and earthiness and melody and sensuality. The song I link above is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect this season. Please click!!

I took a walk in a place called My Magic Winter to show off this darling coat from Larcoco Mathy for Shiny Shabby, which opens today. It includes a texture change HUD so you can switch up the sweater, buttons, and the detachable fur collar and cuffs. I wear it with Bax Coen’s newly redone knee-high boots, made specifically for different mesh bodies like the Maitreya Lara, the Bellezas and the Slinks.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Look closely and you can see today’s KittyCats & Friends Advent Calendar gift, a pair of earrings custom-fashioned by RL jewelry artist, Bastchild Lotus. With a texture change HUD that allows variations on the metal, the charm and the beads, it’s a terrific gift! Look again and you can see around my neck the cute snowman Abraxxa Anatine has fashioned for the holiday with clickable texture change for the metal and scarf.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Umazuma Metaluna has made this gorgeous applier for the Catwa heads, which I am wearing on the Annie head. With several lip options, it’s a beautiful skin to match this head. (I am wearing it bare because I loved the look without lipstick for this outfit). Viking has made this great braid set for Hairology in several versions for most versatile wearing. With rigged and non rigged pieces, you can select the pieces that fit you best. Included is a great selection of hairbase HUDs for the Catwa head, Omega or TMP.

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.TRUTH.-complete by viking for no.match, available at Hairology *

Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.4 by Catwa Clip for CATWA

Skin applier: [theSkinnery] Hitomi (Catwa Applier Hud) honey by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Tres Chic *

Eyes: #adored – nova eyes – coal by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Winter Trend*

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Coat with sweater: ::C’est la vie !:: Jasmine coat(navy) by Larcoco Mathy for ::C’est la vie !:: , available at Shiny Shabby *

Earrings: L&B Swear (LEFT) “Frost” Hoop Earring by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild, available December 20 for the KittyCatS and Friends Advent Calendar at the KittyCats Wonderland Sim *

Necklace: EarthStones Pearl Snowman Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Nail applier: [LB Let It Snow Silver] *Maitreya* Manicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Boots: BAX Prestige 2 Boots White/Bright Leather (Maitreya Lara) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs *

Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli Series III by Katya Valeska for an lar, available at Shiny Shabby *

Taken at My Magic Winter

Beauty--KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 20

Over and Over Again

Over and Over Again

“Fashion has a right to exist, because it permits the people to define themselves over and over again.” ~ Ann Demeulemeester

Over and Over

This month’s Shiny Shabby opened with a bang, and no wonder, since the fashions are inspired, in part, by Ann Demeulemeester (which explains all the bold shapes and dark colors). There quite a few good picks, so this month of blogging is going to be very pleasurable. First is this asymmetrical dress from Kiddo Oh, available in three colors and very much Demeulemeester-ish. Add Senzati0n Domenitzo’s amazing ankle-wrapped heels and wire and glass rings from Sigifaust, and you have a designer look for your travels about SL. (See at the bottom where I took this look dancing at the DJ Stage at SL12B.) I have set the stage with décor from Imokon Neox, also available at Shiny Shabby. Fashionable poses from Katya Valeska can be found there too.

Over and Over

Monicuzza Babenco has once again created an applier for the LeLutka mesh head that does a beautiful job of embellishing the features of the face in the best light. I loved the choices of lipstick and the artistic eye makeups available with the applier and will certainly be using this photogenic fashion set over and over. My easy-going, lush hair comes courtesy of Kuranosuke Kamachi, with a great color palette available. Both are also available at Shiny Shabby.

Over and Over

Hair: =DeLa*= Fitted Mesh Hair “Olympia” All colors by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=, available at Shiny Shabby*

Mesh head: LeLutka Aria HUD 1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: *YS&YS* HARA Tone03 Skin Applier – Lelutka Mesh Head by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby*

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

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

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Zion – Black by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Shiny Shabby*

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

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

Poses: an lar [poses] The Maven Series by Katya Valeska for an lar poses, available at Shiny Shabby*

Décor: cinphul // Gotrik Frame [Evolve] and cinphul // Gotrik Vase [Nite] by Imokon Neox for cinphul, available at Shiny Shabby*

Over and Over

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In It a Piano

In It a Piano

There was an old, old house renewed with paint,
And in it a piano loudly playing.

~ Robert Frost

In It a Piano


Shiny Shabby opens today and with it, a whole lot of great shiny and hardly shabby items, all made for this event that relies on the theme of vintage and gently used items. Miffyhoi Rosca is a natural creator for these event, and she has made a darling long mesh dress with a calico print, belted at the waist with wonderful puffed sleeves. Paired with a matching headpiece and Shaleene Kenin’s darling sandals (which I realize you can barely see but they are darling, trust me), the look is vintage.

The fair is chock full of the kind of shabby chic furniture people love in SL. This piano from Agustov includes a passel of great poses, including this piano playing animation (that went rhythmically with the Radiohead I was listening to when I shot the photos, though the vision and sounds didn’t quite match). Tab Tatham made my lovely white pieces, part of a set of intriguing decor items which include this wiry plant. They are mod, so they can be tinted. My mesh chair, from AptB, includes tons of texture change options for different parts of the chair, so you purchase one chair and can redecorate over and over with a few clicks. Instead of having to choose an entire look, you can mix and match metals, woods, even the two different chair cushions, and everything has that wonderful burnished look.

In It a Piano


Umazuma Metaluna is releasing a new skin for Shiny Shabby, this delicate, winsome skin with a subtle blush and her wonderful Intensity Lip system, which allows for custom tinting. Truth Hawks must have known that vintage pretty would come calling because his latest release was a perfect match for this look with its gentle waves and beautiful roll to the back. Katya Valeska made two sets of poses for the fair, including a couple you see in these photos.

In It a Piano

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dulce by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Hair piece: =Zenith=vintage lace pearl head piece (tiffany) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 3 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: =Zenith=Vintage Chiffon Long Dress (tiffany Flower) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Beige for SLINK by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Shiny Shabby *


Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli by Katya Valeska for an lar [poses], available at Shiny Shabby *

In It a Piano