{ What dreams may come }

The Secret Affair is ending very soon, only a few short days, as it closes on March 31st…and I’m wanting to show you a softer, lighter side to the event’s creative offerings.

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I was inspired by this lovely dress by !Go!, as it’s so very delicate and feminine in nature.  It perfectly suited a springtime blooming photo in a fairytale enchanted forest.  I hope you feel the dreaminess that I was trying to invoke while putting this together.  Whenever I’m searching for landscaping and trees, my go-to shop has always been Studio Skye by Alex Bader.. but when I want something perhaps a little more whimsical and airy.. HappyMood is just the place.  Adding in a touch of both gave me the balance I was looking for in addition to these really creative new botanical succulents by Artisan Fantasy.  Spring is certainly upon us and may the warmer weather bring us the beauty of nature we’ve been waiting for.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Livia (America) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Emma – EMO-tions **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Hermia Dress (snow) – !Go! **NEW** @TSA

Other – Silvermoon  wings – Poet’s Heart **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Gerika Headpiece (blue) – Astralia **NEW** @TSA

Prop – Flowers & Allium Opt. 3 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – The Paulina Series #5 – An Lar **NEW** @TSA

Scenery

Forest Swing – PPK **NEW** @TSA

Log Planters Mixed Succulents & Hosta Mounds – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @TSA

Mix of landscaping by HappyMood & Studio Skye

{ Though the seasons change, she will always be someone’s little girl }

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CREDITS

Build – Welcome to Autumn Gacha: Autumn Vintage Flower Room (RARE) – Toiz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Day Dream Gacha: Aged Chest, Candle Light Chandelier, Dreamer’s Dresser, Dreamer’s Frame (RARE) *modified, Nest of Tables, Wooden Birds, World’s End Clock – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall in Love Gacha: Chair, table, Pillows *modified, Photo Frame, Dress, Bicycle *modified – [ Zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Autumn Door *modified & Shabby Pumpkin Decoration – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Beloved Rocking Horse (blue) – Culprit **NEW** @ShinyShabby

White cosmos pot – Haikei **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Kitty Rose & Kitty Bee – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Simple Comforts Gacha: Hanging Seat (RARE), Shelf ; Farm Living Gacha: Alarm Clock – Apt. B

Beginning of the Day Gacha: Rugs (white & rose) – [ Zerkalo ]

Vintage Gacha: Frame w/Dress, Leather Trunk (RARE), Kettle of Milk, basket w/cloths, Birdcage –  =Zenith=

Victoria’s Dollshouse – Apple Fall

Garden Gacha: Pinkbooks – {anc}

Seaside Cottage Gacha: Hanging Potted Plant (mint) – Dust Bunny

Posed Cats Gacha: Curious & Sitting – (Fashionably Dead)

Cat Clutter Toys – Half-Deer

Relaxed Shades – Mudhoney

Sheer Lace Panels – Rustica

Valance from Carmen Drapes – LISP

{ Diners, Drive-ins and Divas! }

If you’re American and have any interest in the Food Network, this title may make you snicker a bit.. if so, good, my work here is done! 😛  If you’re not American and still get the play on words … even better!  It all started with a sassy glam outfit from Shiny Shabby (thank you so much Dead Dollz!) and then the gift of this gorgeous vintage white (and driveable!) convertible by Consignment that you can get right now at the Arcade.  I wanted to play up the diva look so gave myself a couple canine companions fitting for a rich girl… the flottante puppies from {anc} were the perfect addition.  And since I can never get enough of {anc}’s elegant and whimsical creations, I snuck some of their champagne Arcade offerings to turn this into an upper class tailgate!  Vanity Hair’s “Not My Business” feels very retro and full of attitude so now we come full circle with the classic car and BAM!… “Diners, Drive-ins and Divas” is born.

Welcome to my strange and wonderful mind… hope you enjoyed it!  Now drink up.. and get shopping!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head & Appliers – Julia (Sexy – Milk) – Genesis Lab

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hands – Elegant – Slink

Hair – “Not my Business” (ombres) – Vanity Hair **NEW**

Outfit – Vesper Dress (black) – .:Dead Dollz:. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Marylin Heels w/Anklets (zebra) – Just Design **NEW** @FaMESHed

Jewelry – Hourglass Necklace – MiaMai **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Margi Cuffs & Bangles (silver) – LUXE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Karla #1 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Moonlight Lounge Gacha: champagne bottle, glass (in hand) and champagne towers – {anc} **NEW** @Arcade

Flottante Puppies (cream) – {anc} **NEW** @C88

Wax On/Wax Off Gacha: Convertible (white) – [Consignment] **NEW** @Arcade

{ House that Built Me }

I know they say you can’t go home again.
I just had to come back one last time.
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam.
But these hand prints on the front steps are mine.
Up those stairs, in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar.
And I bet you didn’t know, under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard.
I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing.
Out here it’s like I’m someone else,
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave.
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Visage “Becky” – Slink

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Laura Face Glossy b1 (mixed type) – Deetalez

Hair – Koca (blondes) no hat – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Maisie Dress (blue) – C’est la vie **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Romy Hat – C’est la vie **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Cowboy Boots w/socks (brown) – COCO

Other – Spheric Rattan Bag (mid) – =Zenith= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Notebook #4 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Country Living Gacha: Fruit buckets & baskets, Lemonade, Haybale – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

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All background scene items from Shiny Shabby can be found in my previous blogpost HERE

{ Can I be your Wonderwall? } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now

Back beat, the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don’t know how

Because maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you’re my wonderwall

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Aria – LeLutka

Skin/Appliers – Hara (Tone 2 Freckles) – *YS&YS* **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Makeup Appliers – Moles & Black Widow Makeup – [theSkinnery] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

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

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

Top – Classic Jacket with OP – ::K:: **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Montmartre Shorts (black) – !APHORISM! **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Hanover Heels – Essenz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Balance Necklace – Cae **NEW** @FaMESHed

Scene

Pose/Prop – The White Rooms – Exposeur **NEW**

Gotrik Collection – Offering Platter, Frame, Candle, Vase (Nite) – Cinphul **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose (top) – Off the Cuff – Inertia

Pose (bottom) – Gift Pose 2 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ The Tourist } Shiny Shabby is OPEN!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
~St. Augustine

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Hi lovelies!  I’m happy to announce the May round of Shiny Shabby is open and ready for all you shopaholics to indulge and stock up your inventories on the latest shabby chic items for Spring/Summer from awesome designers across the grid. There were truly so many wonderful new items that I wanted to show off as many as I could and put together this little scene reminiscent of travels through Europe “Eat, Pray, Love” style.

Your shopping adventure awaits! Happy spending! ❤

CREDITS

Wearing

Mehs Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Beth (Med 03 Br) – Belleza

Hair – Myrtle – MINA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Luisa Top (aztec 2) & Boyfriend Jeans (medium blue) – SPIRIT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Sandra Sandals – Pure Poison **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Irinia ring set – ieQED

Jewelry – Katya bangles (fresh) – Earthstones

Accessory – Whiskey Flask & Holster – [kunst] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Haight-Ashbury Bag (chestnut) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Phone #5 – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Build – La Primavera Toscana Gacha: Mansion, Manor, Walls, Hall & Clay Pots – 8f8 *previous gacha*

Hyacinth Bistro Tables/Chair & Strawberry Plants – [ARIA] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

La Cantina Gacha: Wine bottle set (used) – *YS&YS* **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Helium (Balloon Tank) – Breno **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old & Rusted Gacha: Ladder & Hanging Rags – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Unique Vintage Deco Gacha: small branch (blue) – [Toiz] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Paper Diamond Curtain 2 – Boogers **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Lake Couch (red) – CONCEPT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Door Screens – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby