{ R U Mine? } Shiny Shabby NEWNESS!

I guess what I’m trying to say is I need the deep end
Keep imagining meeting, wished away entire lifetimes
Unfair we’re not somewhere misbehaving for days
Great escape lost track of time and space
She’s a silver lining climbing on my desire

And I go crazy ’cause here isn’t where I wanna be
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
And I can’t help myself
All I wanna hear her say is are you mine?

Are you mine?
Are you mine?
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And the thrill of the chase moves in mysterious ways
So in case I’m mistaken
I just wanna hear you say you got me baby
Are you mine?

She’s a silver lining lone ranger riding through an open space
In my mind when she’s not right there beside me
And I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory

And I can’t help myself
All I wanna hear her say is are you mine?
Well are you mine? (are you mine tomorrow?)
Are you mine? (or just mine tonight?)
Are you mine? (are you mine tomorrow?)
(Or just mine tonight?)

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Shiny Shabby just opened for it’s October round this past week with a modern approach to fall with focus on the color grey and neutrals rather than the typical warm tones we associate with the season.  Designers have captured this typically cool tone in their creations and invoked into it a sense of comfort and coziness.  Definitely go check it out… so many great offerings, this is just a peek at a few things out there.  The event runs until November 15th.

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head *updated w/expressions* – Stella – Lelutka **NEW** @LelutkaMainstore

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Eline (Asia Tone) – Glam Affair **NEW** @LelutkaMainstore

Tattoo – Paradise – Prodigy Ink **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Maple (opal) – [theSkinnery]

Hair – Mireya (light blondes) – DeLa**NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Elisa Top & Bottoms (BrownPaleGreyTartan) – E-clipse **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Bratislava Booties – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Vintage Leather Bag (black) – =Zenith= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Threesome Bracelet (gold) – Rebel Gal **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Andrea Necklace & Neva Glasses (wood w/gold trim) – MINIMAL **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Model 560 and 039 – Manifeste

Scene

Kyoto Store Building, Crates Display B (modified) and Trolley Cart – XIN and TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

The Wall C (grey) – Knick Knacks **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fabulous Neon Sign – (concept) **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Orange Maples – Little Branch **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Industrial Bench – Fanatik

City Trash Can – 7 Emporium

Advertising Sign Flashing Tattoo – Urban Degenerate

Dumpster & Streetlight – Urban Jungle

Flying Leaves (orange) – Kalopsia

Ground Cover orange leaves (tinted) – Little Branch

{ You Stupid Girl }

You pretend you’re high
Pretend you’re bored
Pretend you’re anything
Just to be adored
And what you need
Is what you get

Don’t believe in fear
Don’t believe in faith
Don’t believe in anything
That you can’t break

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

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What drives you on
Can drive you mad
A million lies to sell yourself
Is all you ever had

Don’t believe in love
Don’t believe in hate
Don’t believe in anything
That you can’t waste

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
Can’t believe you fake it
Can’t believe you fake it

Snapshot_FINALDon’t believe in fear
Don’t believe in pain
Don’t believe in anyone
That you can’t tame

You stupid girl
You stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

You stupid girl

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Isis – Belleza

Skin/Appliers – Keira (medium) – Belleza **NEW**

Eyes – Maple Eyes (opal) – [TheSkinnery]

Hair – In My Mind (hud 1) – Magika

Outfit – Erika Lingerie – Just Because **NEW** @MeshBodyAddictsEvent

Shoes – Decimation Heels – Just Design **NEW** @PastelGothFair

Accessory – Tip Garter (from Uberwhore outfit) – [dk]

Poses – Boo-ty 1 & 6 – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** for FLF 10/23

The Wall (red brick) – Knick Knacks **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Brooding Curtains – cinphul **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Private Session Neon Sign – 7 Emporium

Stool (pose/prop) – oOo Studio

Old Hunids (ground cover money) – ! AimLesz Possessions*

{ Za vas! Mother Russia } Shiny Shabby Ends Soon!

The current round of Shiny Shabby: “From Russia With Love” will be ending in just a few short days. Get on over to shop from all the fantastic designers until May 14th!  Here’s a sampling of some of the awesome things you can find there…

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Grazia (Asia Shiny Shabby 03 A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Diana – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Rushka blouse & vest – MOON AMORE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Ripped Denim Shorts (faded) – Blueberry

Shoes – Gabriela (fire) – Duncan Giano **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Irina Rings – IEQED **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Vasilisa Purse Gacha: 003/1 – MIAMAI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Sits 01 – #1 – {Imeka}

Scene

Volga House & Bed (pillows only shown) – CONCEPT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

“A House is not a Motel” Gacha: Couch & Sit (Russian) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

“Moscow Nights” Gacha: Rug2, Table – Zerkalo **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Alina Chairs w/pillows – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vodka Bottles, glasses, Soviet Propaganda Posters – [Kunst] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vending Machine – 7 Emporium **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old Farmer Chair – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Gitane Gacha: Derbake (geometric), Daff (rabbits), Oud (Classique) – Cinphul **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Begin Again } Classic Romance @ The Liaison Collaborative

WARNING! Commentary ahead….

I think there’s definitely different camps when it comes to the notorious V-Day.  Whether we like it or not, Valentine’s Day comes every year taunting us with it’s candy hearts and mushy cards, it’s overpriced flowers and cutesy teddy bears, and then there’s the chocolate…  Not that I have anything against chocolate.  😛  And I have heard the arguments: “Why only celebrate love one day a year?? Pffft!”  “Valentine’s Day was created by Hallmark to sell more stuff.”  “Valentine’s Day should be called Extortion Day.” And perhaps it’s true that one shouldn’t simply save up all the romance for a single day.  And what if you have no one to romance with?  There are plenty of reasons to not be obliged to celebrate this particular holiday…

Yet, I can’t help but be drawn into the romantic feel of this time of year.  Post-Christmas let-down and winter doldrums leave you feeling deflated.. so having a little love in the air definitely can breathe new life into you.  And that doesn’t mean you have to have ‘the one’ in your life… no need to feel pressure to run out and get a significant other just for February 14th.  Sharing the love works on many levels, and is a pretty awesome upper.  It makes people happy and feel good.  And I don’t know about you, but making people happy makes me happy.  So share it with family.  Share it with friends.  Share it with your favorite furry animals.  Maybe this February you’ll still be single, so what.  Forget the date. Love blooms in all seasons.  But I guarantee you that happiness in your heart will draw others in like moths to a flame.

Be happy and Be Loved! ❤

This round of The Liaison Collaborative themed around “Classic Romance” inspired me to put together a scene straight out of a chick flick.  And I’ll admit that although I wasn’t too excited at first about going all romantical, a little help from a friend brought me out of my funk and feeling ready to begin again.

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He’s a good sport letting me clean him up from his typical bad boy look and making him stand for hours pretending to woo me (Thanks, Cyp!). 😛

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I hope you enjoy this little brunch date at the cafe story in pictures… and remember to check out TLC for these and more romantically inspired goodies!

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CREDITS

Scene:

Buildings – Portobello Corner Store & Carnaby Row Store – Apple Fall **NEW** @TLC

Buildings – Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall **NEW**

Bisous Tables / Chairs – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Streetlights – Dutchie

Feuilles Wall Lantern, L’Olivier Planters, Cafe Table (rose), Neva’s Kitchen Shelf (RARE), Bags of Flour – Apple Fall

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

La Petite Joie Cafe Gacha: Cappuccino Order, Decorative Wall Clock, Awnings, Cafe Chairs, Menu Board – 8f8

Rose Vases – {Imeka}

Cage Shelf – HIDEKI

Scriptor Word Art (Coffee) – DIGS

Vintage Porch Mailbox, Aspen Trees – Botanical

Car – HM TO 20GT M White – HaruMotors

Pigeons – Sculpty Creations Animals

City Trash Can – 7 Emporium

Newspaper Box – URBAN JUNGLE

Trin’s Outfit:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Ellie America 02A – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Esther (Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (Ice) – SONG **NEW** @Kustom9

Dress – Classic Romance Dress (blush) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings (ivory) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Dolores (black) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Kustom9

Flowers – Bouquet No. 46 – Gumi’s Shops

Cypriss Outfit:

Mesh Body – The Shops **NEW**

Skin – Rays (Tone 3) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Taro (bento) – Taketomi **NEW**

Outfit – Vartan male outfit (shirt,pants,shoes) – Fashionatic

Poses:

Picture #1 – (His) Walking Male 01 – Apple Spice

(Hers) Bisou Chair animation – Pixel Mode

Picture #2 – Taking Over Me – Exposeur **NEW** @TLC

Picture #3 – I Remember – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TLC

{ What makes a happy home }

I’ve been making a new home in SL the last couple weeks… in between trying to get work done on other things.  Before this I would log in on a platform in the sky somewhere surrounded by pose stands and random objects.  I bet many of you know this scenario well.  Those that do photography or blog, or even build… logging into a platform is pretty common. I would set a scene on this corner or that, take a photo, tear it down… it was always just temporary.  It’s been almost a year since I’ve had anything that resembled a real home in SL that actually stuck around, a place where I could invite people and say “this is my place” and not be embarrassed by the barren wasteland that I paid tier on every month.  So it was time to lay down roots and move in.  The fall always inspires me to decorate, in both RL and SL… as even my RL home is full of the warmth of fall colors.  I love the earthy browns and natural textures and fabrics, distressed pieces, and knotty wood floors.. and lots of windows dappled with sunlight.

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On a cool crisp day with the leaves rustling just outside, there is still a cozy home full of warmth, where lazy puppies snooze and curious kitties play. Oh!  And there is always a steamy cup of coffee waiting for me…

…In my dreamy autumn home.  My happy happy home.

CREDITS

Meribel House (RARE) – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

Meribel Day Sofa – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @The Arcade

 Love Curtain with Pole – Scarlet Creative **from past Arcade Gacha

Sleepy Puppy (RARE) – Ispachi **NEW** @The Arcade

Breakfast Tray – Ispachi **NEW** @The Arcade

Cats in Motion #5 and #9 – (Fashionably Dead) **NEW** @The Arcade

Stacked Envelopes, leaf herbarium book, knitting basket – {vespertine} **NEW** @The Arcade

Gilt Frame, Frame Shelf, Carriage Shelf – Apple Fall **NEW** @The Arcade

Strung Branch Pendant Light, Recycled Wood Parquet Table, White Iris – Apple Fall **NEW** @C88

Pumpkin Clonch (Colours) – Apple Fall **NEW** @H&G Expo RFL Item

Milan Lounge (Crisp Linen), “Home Sweet Home” Heart, Reading Pile 25, Fashion Trunk (Classical) – Apple Fall

Leather Pouffes (cafe & chestnut), Floorwood Table, Cigars – Zigana **NEW** @TMD

White Rug – Zigana

Holden Radiator – [ARIA] **NEW** @FaMESHed

Gretchen Vintage Rug (cream) – [ARIA] **from past Arcade Gacha

Old School Wire Baskets – Sari-Sari **NEW** @The Arcade

Radio 1A579-A – Seven Emporium **NEW** @The Arcade

Old Floor Lamp (bronze) – Tarte. **NEW** @The Arcade

Constance Potted Orchids – DIGS

La Petite Joie Cafe – Hat Rack – 8f8 **NEW** @The Arcade

Engineer Boots (Dark Brown) – (Sleep Eddy) **from past Arcade Gacha

Artist’s Cabinet – Cheeky Pea **past FLF Item

{ A little bit nice and a whole lotta naughty }


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Sometimes it’s exhausting being the good girl all the time.  I work hard and rarely take time to go out and have fun and so sometimes with a little coersion (and alcohol) I can be persuaded to let loose and have some fun.  Although in the wrong company that can get me into trouble…this particular night… a LOT of trouble.  It was just a little dance!  I thought it was an open stage honestly.  I mean… I can move just as good as the other girls up there.  And it’s not like I got so tipsy my top came off… (at least I don’t think it did).

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This is my first offense!  I think the cops should’ve gone easier on me.  I probably would’ve gotten off with a warning if that girl hadn’t called me a “hookah”.  I mean, wow… How rude!  I might’ve shoved her…but it’s not my fault she can’t keep balanced in her stripper heels.  Besides… the boys seated off stage caught her, she didn’t even get hurt.  It was really all a misunderstanding.  I’m normally a good girl!    Really I am!

By the way… um… you wouldn’t mind posting bail for me would ya?

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Farah – Belleza **NEW** @FLF 6/6

Hair – L.A. (Dark Browns)– Exile **NEW**@Arcade

Eyes – Ardent Eyes (Pewter) – IKON

Fantasia Lashes – Gaeline

Mesh Hands & High Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Olivia Studded Dress (fuschia) – Intrepid **NEW** @The Thrift Shop

Shoes – Betty Heels (black) – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Handcuff Earrings & Necklace – Maxi Gossamer

Jewelry – Atlantis Moon Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Nail Appliers – Hello Dave

POSES / PROPS

Cop Scene – Cheesecake Pose #5 – oOo Studio

Smoking – Rita Pose #4 – oOo Studio

Mugshot Pose Prop – Hard Time Designs

Neon GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Sign & Dancing Girl Sign – 7 Emporium **NEW** @FLF 6/6

{ Born to Rock n Roll n Ride } Rockabilly Fashion Fair, Belleza, and oOo Studio Newness!

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There is something about doing vintage style photos that totally excites me.  There is such a strong personality that comes across even in some of the everyday fashion styles from the 50s.  Maybe that’s due to watching too much “Happy Days” as a kid, that any guy with a leather jacket and jeans and white t-shirt with slicked up hair had to be as cool as “the Fonz”, or the pony-tailed girl in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes was most likely your sweet sisterly type… the emergence of rock n roll really didn’t discriminate between cool kids and all-american sweethearts though, nor did it matter if you were city-folk or country bumpkins.  There was a bit of an amalgamation of music styles as rock n roll was infused with southern country or bluegrass and came to be known as “Rockabilly”.  And it’s popularity was catapulted by the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Carl Perkins.  Rockabilly encompasses much more than a music genre though… it’s a statement of style.  Rebellious in nature, for the wilder ones, daring colors and more form fitting outfits for the ladies… making for a much racier pinup style that was quite appealing to the hot rodders of the day.

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I can’t say I disagree… It’s still very appealing all around.  Classic sexy styles, high on bold prints and colors, feminine flair, with a hint of badassery.  And music that begs for you to get up and Do Wop is alright with me!  I love that SL celebrates this retro era with so many awesome designers in world putting out great vintage goodies…and right now you can find many of them at the Rockabilly Fashion Fair which is in full swing and will continue until November 23rd.  I am featuring the Belleza special edition Ava skin for this event as well as some new pinup poses coming out at oOo Studio later this week called “Candy“.

I think you’ll find plenty of sassy items over at the Fair to rev your engines…So make sure you cruise on over there and check it out before this chop shop is closed.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ava Rockabilly Edition (Med) – Belleza **NEW** @TRFF

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Chocolate) – IKON

Hair – Sadie (Blacks & Whites 04) MESH – Truth

Ears – Steking MESH – Mandala

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Tattoo – Love Hurts – INSANYA **NEW**

Nails – Retro Dots (Slink Appliers) – Munique. **NEW** @TRFF

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Cali Cutie Top MESH – ~Sassy!~ **NEW** @TRFF

Bottoms – Rockadoll Capris MESH – ~Sassy!~ **NEW** @TRFF

Shoes – Go! Peep-toe Heels (Darks) MESH – Has Been

*for Slink MESH Feet

Accessories – Studded Pin Up Glasses MESH – =MODA= **NEW** @TRFF

POSES / SCENE

“Candy”oOo Studio **NEW – COMING SOON**

Gas Station – ~Dirty Rat~

GB7 57 Classic Droptop v2.56 – Graphix by 7

Dermagraphicus Rex – Acme Grunge Stuff Tire Stack

Bike – Andalucia – Lisa’s Custom Choppers

Oil Drums, Old Seat, Boxes – 19Motorcyle

Marquee – 7 Emporium

Pipe Wrench – FATEPlay