{ ripe for the pickin }

Cherries jubilee anyone?

Summer never tasted so sweet.

Cherries_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Trinity – LAQ **NEW**

Mesh Body – Hourglass – Slink

Skin/Applier – Meredith Gacha: Asia 01 – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Haley (blondes) – Elikatira **NEW** @HairFair2016

Outfit – Liza Top & Shorts – Miss Chelsea **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Betty Heels (patent) – JustDesign **NEW** @FaMESHed

Other – Cherries Headpiece – Astralia **NEW**

Pose – Recline 4M – !bang **store closed**

Ivy – =EliBailey=

{ I say love, it is a flower, and you, it’s only seed }

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed

Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes a chance
Its the one that won’t be taking, that cannot seem to give
It’s the one afraid of dying, that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.

Rose_FINAL

I know I’ve been long gone from blogging over the holidays and that wasn’t planned but often real life demands things of us when we least expect them.  Sadly, I will be blogging less in the coming months, but I can’t stay away from it entirely.  It is something I miss tremendously when I don’t do it for long stretches.  I hope I will still be able to work on my photography and be a bit more creative with it with less deadlines to meet.  That is my hope.

As for now, I do have so many lovely things I want to show you before the moment passes too quickly.  Shiny Shabby‘s Dec/Jan round is coming to a close in a couple short days (closes January 15th) but still plenty of time to get your hands on all the lovelies there.  Dead Dollz has fast become one of my favorite designers in Second Life.  Their creations fit so flawlessly and this Ballet Rehearsal set doesn’t disappoint.  It’s part of a gacha to collect the pieces that you’d like to mix and match.  I paired it with a gorgeous new winged collection “Genevieve” from Astralia that is out now for The Epiphany.  What I love about Astralia is the ability to color change different bits and pieces with a HUD giving it such versatility to fit into whatever theme or costume you may be going for.

I hope everyone is enjoying the start to the new year!  Much love and happy shopping to all!

CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Triss Gacha (Polar 16) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Cecilia – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Rehearsal Gacha (skirt, leotard, leggings/pointe shoes) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessories – Genevieve Gacha: Wings (Rare), Bracelet, Necklace, Hairpiece, Leg decor – Astralia **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Pose – Ice Skating #2 – !bang

Scenery – Moongate (winter) – Cube Republic **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ She used to be mine }

It’s not simple to say,
Most days I don’t recognize me.
These shoes and this apron,
This place and it’s patrons
Have taken more than I gave them.
It’s not easy to know
I’m not anything that I used to be.
Although it’s true,
I was never attention sweet center
I still remember that girl.

She’s imperfect but she tries
She is good but she lies.
She is hard on herself.
She is broken but won’t ask for help.
She is messy but she’s kind.
She is lonely most of the time.
She is all of this mixed up
And baked in a beautiful pie.
She is gone but she used to be mine.

PajamaMorning_FINAL

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Estee (Champagne) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW**

Hair – E816 (beige) – tram **NEW**

Eyes – Maple (opal) – [TheSkinnery] **NEW**

Top – Thelma Wool Cardigan (white) – Addams **NEW** @Uber

Bra – (comes with the Lara mesh body) – Maitreya

Bottoms – Lazy PJ Pants (pastel blue) – Miss Chelsea **NEW** @Uber

Shoes – Slippers (knit) – JustDesign **NEW** @Uber

Pose – Sit 024 – !bang

Scene

Build – Arcade Gacha: Cozy Log Cabin – [ zerkalo ] **NEW**

Courduroy Couch, Solid Wood Center Table, Leather Mini Stool, Book one is reading – Soy. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shinjuku Modern Home Gacha: Rug & Floor Lamp – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Homme Set Gacha: Can Pot & Newspaper – [Toiz]

Posed Cats Gacha: #9 Ready to Pounce & #19 Cuddling Pair (RARE) – (Fashionably Dead)

{ Autumn leaves… just like you did }

Another tear
Another cry
Another place for us to die
It’s not complicated

Another love that’s gone to waste
Another light lost from your face
It’s complicated

Is it that it’s over or do birds still sing for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

SweaterWeather_FINAL

Ooh how I miss you
My symphony played the song that carried you out
Ooh how I miss you
And I, I miss you and I wish you’d stay

Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
Hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me

* * * * * *

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Noemi (Tone 00) – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Triumph (green) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Elsa – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Bulky Knit Hoodie Femme (red) – ::K:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – My First Jeans (dark blue) – [monso]

Accessory – Winter is Coming Scarf – Apple May **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Socks – Dahlia – Maitreya

Shoes – Rosie Boots (dirty) – Fri. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Sit 012 – !bang

Scene

Snuggle Up Gacha: Hanging Seat (RARE), Bucket, Basket, Shelf, Wheelburrow – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall in Love Gacha: Garland, Woodpile, Pumpkin Sign – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Autumn Retreat Gacha: Carpet, Floor pillows, Wood Plank Stool (b), Mason Jar and Candle, leaves – [kunst] & [hoorenbeek] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Welcome to Autumn Gacha: Mailbox – [Toiz] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny **NEW** @Collabor88

Posed Cats Gacha: Ready to Pounce & Sleeping Curled – (fashionably dead)

{ Fall into Fashion } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

FallFashion_FINAL

Shiny Shabby is opening up for it’s September/October round with a rush of fall-inspired fashion and decor.. warm autumn hues and jewel tones mixed with cozy fabrics and rustic furnishings are what we come to expect and look forward to at this time of year in our shopping.  Shiny Shabby will not disappoint you there, however, I chose to show off a few not-so-typical fall fashion items in this post because once I tried them on, I fell in love.

The dress by TETRA is going to be my new ‘little black dress’ in whatever color it is because it’s absolutely perfect.  It fits my Maitreya mesh body like a glove and hugs my curves while not distorting or stretching awkwardly.. yay TETRA!  With such a fem-glam style of dress with it’s dainty straps and satin fabric, the strappy heels from Essenz were the ideal choice.  I love that Essenz shoes come in color groupings so you can get more than one color in a pack without having to fork out a fortune for a fatpack.  This bright candy apple red was going to be my pop of fall color so YourSkin&YourShape’s new “Noemi” Lelutka mesh head/skin appliers gave me the red lippy i needed and Vanity Hair’s almost vintage glam style topped me with my fiery tresses.  Lastly the sprinkles of jewelry on this candy apple.. a very modern sophisticated leaf designed necklace from LUXE.

It may not be typical fall fashion, but it’s certainly one that will turn heads.  A girl’s gotta have something to wear for those days/nights when she isn’t curled up by the fire or raking leaves on the farm!  Shiny Shabby will be open until October 15th for your shopping indulgences. Enjoy!

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Noemi Tone00 – YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – September Song – Vanity Hair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Fjord – IKON **NEW**

Outfit – Piper Dress (azure) – TETRA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Marseille Heels (Hud 1) – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Geometric Leaf Necklace (black) – LUXE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Melody Ring (copper) – Kibitz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Stand 557M – !bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Build – The White Rooms Prop – {Exposeur}

Leaf Mirrors – DIGS

Anthropology Chair – {NanTra}

Flying Leafs *modified color – :Moon Amore: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ You’re a heartbreaker } NEW from GizzA, Glam Affair and Magika!

Your love has set my soul on fire, burnin’ out of control
You taught me the ways of desire, now it’s takin’ its toll
You’re the right kind of sinner, to release my inner fantasy
The invincible winner, and you know that you were born to be

No, no
You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker
Don’t you mess around with me
You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker
Don’t you mess around with me

ShakeMeUp_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Elegant – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Marta (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Collabor88

Hair – In My Mind (Hud 3) – Magika **NEW**

Eyes – Triumph Eyes (apex) – IKON **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Mesh Ears – Steking (v5) – MANDALA

Teeth – Open Mouth Pro Teeth v2.0 – PXL

Tattoo – Hort – Bolson **NEW**

Outfit – Shake with Me (black) includes: headscarf, jacket, rose, skirt – GizzA **NEW**

Jewelry – Okaki bracelet (black) – MANDALA

Pose – 507M – !Bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Heart Marquee – Seven Emporium

{ Where Palm Trees Sway } More from Shiny Shabby!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Jiang – Genesis Lab **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Sun-Hi (Cappuccino Tone) – Genesis Lab **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Walking on Sunshine – Exile **NEW**

Outfit – Suma Dress (Tropical) – Azuchi **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Nairobi – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Hibiscus Floral Headpiece (cherry) – =Zenith=

Pose – Stand #519 – !bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ You’re my Moon } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

If I were the ocean,
I could pull back for you
And I could fill up for you;
Cause you are the moon

And I am but the sea,
The wide blue,
Staring up at you

You’re my moon, my moon, my moon

They don’t know why I love you like I do
And gravity don’t have a thing to do with you or me

My moon, you’re my moon, you’re my moon

I made a tidal wave just to get close to you
I made a tidal wave just to get close to you
I made a tidal wave just to get close to you

My moon, you’re my moon, my moon

If I were the ocean,
I could pull back for you
I could fill up for you,
Cause you are the moon

Moon_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Samantha (Tone 02) YS&YS **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Bio Eyes (black) – {S0NG} **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Velda (blacks) – +Elua+ **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Tattoo – Tesis – White Widow **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Skirt – High Asymmetric Drape Skirt (grey) – TETRA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Tesoro del Luna Set: Waistchain & Armbands – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Tesoro del Luna Set: Necklace – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @IndieTeepee

Pose #512M – !bang **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Desert Rose }

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire
This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realise that nothing’s as it seems

Desert_PM_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

Wearing Left

Mesh Head – Karin – LeLutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Rose (peach tone) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Scarlett w/hat (roots basics) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – One-Shoulder Dress (tribal) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Lama (black leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Drusilla Earrings (copper) – .random.Matter. **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Julius’ Brazalets (gold) – ::Una:: Creations **NEW** @TSA

Pose #484 – !bang

Wearing Right

Mesh Head Gacha: Julia (relaxed Cappuccino) – Genesis Lab **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Cappuccino – Genesis Lab (included w/head)

Hair – Brigitte (dark blonde 01) – MURRAY **NEW** @HairFair

Outfit – Tiffany Romper (coffee) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Annie (Leather) – Just Design

Jewelry – Mohio Bracelet, Ring & Necklace – Empyrean Forge

Pose – Sitting Pretty 8 – Kirin **NEW** @Kustom9

Scene

Cassla Camping Chair (brown w/blanket) – Trompe Loeil **NEW** @Uber

Longhorn Skulls – TESLA

Roman Soldier Eagle – [Black Bantam] **NEW** @TSA