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

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

Sweet Melissa

Sweet Melissa

Lord, in his deepest dreams the gypsy flies,
With sweet Melissa.

~ “Melissa” with Jackson Browne and Gregg Allman

Sweet Melissa

I heard this song today, and it was so laid back and lovely, it reminded me of a pretty sunset at the beach, so I rezzed Cory Edo’s latest gorgeous set for the Fameshed third anniversary and had a lovely evening taking photos and enjoying the breeze and waves. The set includes elements for a wedding including the lovely arch you see here (that comes with or without sash and flowers), lanterns and hanging baskets on poles to decorate the way, and chairs with texture change sashes (or can be used without).

A pretty summer dress from Ariadna Garrigus was the call for the day. The dress comes with a texture change HUD offering four versions, including a black and a taupe dress and two flowered versions. HauteCoutureDesign’s pretty little flats for the Tres Chic event include a texture change HUD to allow six colors and metal choice and fit the Slink flat foot. Maxi Gossamer is offering this cheerful necklace in a long and short version for Collabor88.

Sweet Melissa

Alice Demonia has made this lovely full mesh hair for the Thrift Shop, which is priced at a discount as the exclusive piece for the event. It includes a very full HUD of colors (this was just the natural colors and I was amazed) and gorgeous textures. Sawsan Secretspy offered this absolutely lovely skin for Mother’s Day this weekend at a discount but it’s certain to still be found in her shop. Sawsan has appliers for nearly every mesh body part as well (like the Maitreya body and Slink feet I am wearing). What a beautiful beachy look for sweet Melissa.

Sweet Melissa

Hair: *Alice Project* Nikki – Basics by Alice Demonia for Alice Project, available at The Thrift Shop *

Skin: .WoW Skins::. V2 Mary Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::. * (Mother’s Day Special)

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – md blue // a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: ***ArisAris AA98~I stay with you~ Dress – by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Ariel Sun Pendant – Short by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Nail appliers: The Wicked Peach – Mani/Pedi – Spring Basics by Autumn Amaranth for Wicked Peach

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

Sandals: Poute- Roma Flat Sandals- FATPACK by HauteCoutureDesign for Poute, available at Tres Chic *

Décor: Trompe Loeil – Driftwood Wedding Set [mesh] by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Fameshed *

  • Trompe Loeil – Driftwood Pathway Planter Hanging 1 (Plain)
  • Trompe Loeil – Driftwood Pathway Planter Hanging 2
  • Trompe Loeil – Driftwood Beach Chair Natural + Sash/Flowers
  • Trompe Loeil – Driftwood Beach Chair White + Sash/Flowers
  • Trompe Loeil – Driftwood Archway Flowers Only

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

Sweet Melissa

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

As I was walkin’ away
I heard her say over my shoulder
“We’ll meet again someday on the avenue”
Tangled up in blue

~ “Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan

Tangled Up in Blue

I am looking forward to an evening out in Poulet Koenkamp’s elegant mesh gown. It’s a premade mesh gown I have seen others using but Poulet has dressed it up with a mesh scarf and her great textures, which makes all the difference. I dressed it up with lightning rod earrings from Constance Daehlie for Anybody and her awesome nail set, which can be used on the Maitreya hands. I heard that the thing is to have the ring finger painted a contrasting color (which I had done with my last manicure in RL) and Constance has done that in this set.

Tangled Up in Blue

Umazuma Metaluna has created a set appliers for the LeLutka mesh heads and they have character and beauty. I really like how she defined the eyes with a deeper lid and bags under the eyes. I used the gift makeup to do my eyes and lips and adjusted the length of my face and the centering of my eyes so I could get what I considered an ideal look. Then I wore Mirja Mills’ gorgeous braided updo that she had for an event last month and has put in her store over the beautiful hairbase included with Uma’s applier.

Tangled Up in Blue

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * IMANI * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:. *

Head:  .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Head applier: [theSkinnery] Silke (LeLutka Skin Applier) HUD (toffee) with [theSkinnery] Silke Smokey Eyeshadow (LeLutka Applier) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *

Eyes: #adored – moon eyes – dk brown // b by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

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

Dress: :: PM :: Sophia Gown -all colors- MESH by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations *

Earrings: #adored – chained lightning earring – silver by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at AnyBody *

Nail appliers: #adored – firebolt mani {maitreya} by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Shoes: Essenz – Milan (Fatpack 1) Maitreya by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Tangled Up in Blue

Mary

Mary

No, I won’t
Never once
Make you cry
Just to kiss
Oh, I’ll miss
Your goodbye

~ “Mary” by Kings of Leon

Mary

I liked this song by Kings of Leon and thought it suited this casual look perfectly. Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus recently came out with a short leather jacket that has optional camisole or tank and is typical of L&B, the HUD includes color change for everything, with a bonus set of laces that overlay the camisole so you can have a silk camisole or this lace in black or white. For one small price, it’s a very versatile look with many color choices. I explored them all while I was trying to match to the necklace from Maxi Gossamer for Fameshed, and aligned colors to match Maxi’s color combos. Finally Beanster Potato’s darling high-waisted mesh jeans also come with several choices so I could find this darker denim.

Mary

Inka Mexicola has released this skin set in its entirety at her store. With several brow options, appliers for nearly everything you need (I used the Matreya Lara mesh body appliers here), and beautifully rendered features (omg those lips!), it’s a unique, beautiful skin for a fresh look. My wavy hair is Mina Nakamura’s beautiful almost windblown look for the Fameshed third anniversary.

Mary

Hair: MINA Hair – Elvire – Natural (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Fameshed *

Skin: Essences [Imogen] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

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

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

Jacket with Camisole: L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”   Leather Jacket with L&B (SM) Swear “Cropped”  Camisole AddOn by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: 20.FIVE Mesh: Vintage Jeans by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Skylla Immortal Horse – G4 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Fameshed *

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

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

Mary