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

Exile at Hair Fair 2015

Exile at Hair Fair 2015

Exile in Hair Fair 2015

Kavar Cleanslate has been doing Hair Fair since I remember, and it’s everyone’s first stop to see what Kavar has made. This year he made two men’s hairs and three women’s which I show here. And once again Kavar brings his best game to the Hair Fair, benefitting Wigs for Kids.  He made a variety of looks for ladies, including a long lush hair, very typical of the full long hair he excels in. I love how he piled on loose tendrils on top of the look as well. I also loved the tendrils hanging down from the updo for the fair and around the face for the ponytail. Face-framing and fabulous, his hair hopefully will generate a lot of donations.

Exile in Hair Fair 2015

Shiny Shabby is opening today with a theme of “country dacha.” Neva Crystall, one of the organizers of the event, comse from Russia and prompted the designers to work with that theme. A dacha, for anyone not familiar, is a country home in Russia where people go to retreat from the city. The biggest feature at most is a garden, sometimes for pleasure, often for food growing. Monicuzza Babenco made this skin for LeLutka heads which has a tinge of Russian glamour in its makeups and lipsticks. Aaliyah Alter made a loose top and jeans for the event for casual days at the dacha.

Exile in Hair Fair 2015

Hair by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2015 *

  • ::Exile::Siren’s Call
  • ::Exile:: In The Shade
  • ::Exile::Walking On Sunshine

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

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

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

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

Top: American Beauty- Blue Shoulder Top by Aaliyah Alter for American Beauty, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow *

Exile in Hair Fair 2015