{ the key to my heart }

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“But hearts don’t have locks, she said.
Some do, he replied. There are people who give away the key to theirs for safekeeping. Others are mistrustful and give out several keys just in case. Then there are those who have misplaced them but never cared to look.
What about your heart, she asked.
He smiled.
Your words are the key to mine, he replied.
Never forget your words.”

~ Lang Leav ~

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – CATWA

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

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

Eyes – Temptress Eyes (Blue) – [UMEBOSHI] **NEW** @C88

Hair – Fool for Love – Magika **NEW**

Outfit – Gwen Lingerie (aqua) – Dead Dollz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Talia’s Heart Necklace (Purity) – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Plum Flower Deer Ring (silver) – =Zenith= **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Secret Key Pumps (white) – Pure Poison

Accessories – Givemelove Gacha: Head Accessorie & Wings (ULTRA RARE) – [Since 1975]

Pose (full) – Lenora Series #3 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose (closeup) – Jewel #7 – Ma Vie.

{ My heart full of petals }

I am my mother’s daughter.
I am midnight’s sun.
You can find me on the moon
waxing and waning,
my heart full of petals,
every single one begging
love me, love me, love me….

Whoever I am.
Whoever I become.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Stella – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Triss (angel face 6 – polar tone) – Glam Affair

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

Hair – Emma – {Entwined} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Crystaline Dress (pearl) – *Figment* **NEW**

Other –  Natalia Headdress (RARE white) – Pure Poison **NEW**

Jewelry – Stardust Necklace – [LAB737] **NEW**

Accessory – Rhia’s Belt & Nipple Cover (silver) – Kibitz **NEW**

Pose – Custom

{ A Mother’s Love } The Secret Affair comes to a close!

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things

and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
~Agatha Christie

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Today is the last day for The Secret Affair so go Norse and get your Viking on before this round ends!

* * * * * *

CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Skin/Appliers – Estee (champagne) – TheSkinnery **NEW**

Hair – Lilla (blondes) – Pr!tty **NEW** @TSA

Outfit – Hanne Dress & Fur – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Denrys Swirled Chain Necklace – The Plastik **NEW** @TSA

Earrings – Svana – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Steel/Wood Shield – FDD Stories **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Sunny – oOo Studio

Scene

Viking Nursery Set (warm) – Artisan Fantasy **NEW** @TSA

Viking Horn Candelabra – Roawenwood **NEW** @TSA

Skadi Helmet (brown) – Lulu **NEW** @TSA

Norse Lamp – Pure Poison **NEW** @TSA

Tapestry DG Decor – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TFC

Fall in Love Gacha: Wood Pile – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rustic Corner Fireplace – [DDD]

Swaddled Infant in blanket – [LILIT]

Build – Viking Farmhouse – Adi’s Workshop

{ You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink } TLC brings sexy back for the gents!

It’s the last week for The Liaison Collaborative before taking a brief hiatus for the summer.  This round “The Gentlemen’s Club” is particularly male-friendly but, with some creativity, the ladies will still find things to enjoy.  [ kunst ] in particular is one of my favorite creators when the need for a little libation hits.  He has something for whatever ails you in the liquor department.  This time, we’re hitting the cigars and brandy just like the boys.  I dare say, even us ladies can make a tie look damn good.

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…feeling thirsty?

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Luna (Asia 07 D) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Hair – Locklynn – Damselfly **NEW** @TLC

Hat – Byron Hat (color edited) – Elysium **NEW** @TLC

Lingerie – Fling Panties (lace blue) – Baiastice

Shoes – Tie Pumps – Pure Poison **NEW** @TLC

Tie – Black to Silver Tie – Opium

Accessory – Mustang Cane – .random matter. **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Gentlemen’s Club Gacha: Weston End Table, Bar stools, Coatrack, Cigars, Ashtray, Brandy bottle & glasses – [ kunst ] **NEW** @TLC

The Gentleman’s Quarters – oOo Studio **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Curry Night – Inertia **modified by me

{ Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness } NEW for The Secret Affair!

The time will come
When you’ll have to rise
Above the best and prove yourself,
Your spirit never dies!

Farewell, I’ve gone to take my throne above,
But don’t weep for me
‘Cause this will be
The labor of my love

Here we are, don’t turn away now,
We are the warriors that built this town.
Here we are, don’t turn away now,
We are the warriors that built this town
From dust.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Katra (Jamaica Party05 G) – Glam Affair

Hair – Luce (basics fades) – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @C88

Mesh Ears – Uni Ears: High Elf – .:Soul:.

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V2 (silver) – Dead Apples

Outfit – Livia Gacha: Thong, Socks, Pauldron, Bracelets, Bracers (RARE), Top, Skirt (Commons) – Luas **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Akira Leather Collar (black) – Pure Poison **NEW** @TSA

Jewelry – Geta Septum piercing (gold) – .ARISE. **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Akira Sandals (black) – Pure Poison **NEW** @TSA

Weapon – Khazid’hea Sword (gold) – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @TSA

Companion – The Huntress Panther Gacha: War Black (RARE) – Alchemy **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Katana Blade 8 – Essential Soul

{ 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

{ Kicking asses and taking names } The Secret Affair goes Mad..Max!

The Secret Affair has opened up again with a new round focused on all things Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic.  Inspired by the movie “Mad Max” which is making a comeback in theaters this year, designers gave us quite a fierce selection of creations.  If you enjoy the fantasy and style of survivalist roleplay, definitely come check it out!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 7 Dk Br – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Makeup – Echo Paint 10 – Zibska **NEW** @TSA

Eyes – Sinistre Eyes (lifeless vamp) – Dead Apples

Hair – Faux Dreads: The End – Tableau Vivant  **NEW** @TSA

Hairbase – Ripley – Discord Designs

Piercing – Septum piercing (steel) – Cellar Door  **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Iron Maiden Collar, Shoulder, Tiara (iron) – Aisling  **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Apocalypse Harness – The Forge  **NEW** @TSA

Accessories – Naimah Horns – Pure Poison  **NEW** @TSA

Top – Mad World Gacha: Corset Top (grey), bracers (RARE) – Luas  **NEW** @TSA

Skirt – Karis Skirt – Pure Poison  **NEW** @TSA

Weapon – Outlander Gacha: Axe – 22769 [bauwerk]  **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Moody Set #2 – oOo Studio **NEW** (modified hands for positioning axe)

{ These opposite sides on which we fall } NEW from The Secret Affair

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The Secret Affair is now open for it’s next round “Untamed Purity” and will run until Jan 29th.

STYLE CREDITS

Her in Black:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW** 

Skin – Amberly II (America 01F) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V3 (Silver) – Dead Apples

Makeup – Boda Facepaint Black_Gold – .ARISE. **NEW** @TSA

Hair – Arianna – [Entwined] **NEW** @TSA

Outfit – Leather Corset & Vegan Faux Horn Headdress (black) – =Zenith= **NEW** @TSA

Shoes – Thigh High Boots (Liquorice Leather) – Maitreya

Accessory – Iron Arms  (full sleeve) – PFC **NEW** @TSA

Pose – Really? – Del May

Her in White:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW** 

Skin – Sia (Artic 02A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Leaf on the Wind

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes V1 (Silver) – Dead Apples

Hair – Minerva (blacks & whites) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Frostbitten Dress – -Pixicat- **NEW** @TSA

Boots – Silver Goddess Sandals – Pure Poison

Accessory – Iktharus Bracers & Arm Cuffs – Plastik **NEW** @TSA

Accessory – Lyall Scarf (light 1) & Savage Winter Crown (Snow) – Aisling **NEW** @TSA

Pose – The Watchers – !Bang **NEW** @We<3RP

{ Fierce }

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I am sure this happens to most bloggers from time to time.. where you do some pictures and intend to blog something but time and real life obligations get the better of you?  Then the event is past or the items aren’t **NEW** so why bother, right?  Usually I just have to put it aside and forget about it moving on to the next deadline.  It started with these super sexy boots from Glamistry that I really loved and knew I wanted to show them off but needed just the right outfit.  A few weeks ago during the last round of The Secret Affair, I finally found the look I’d been wanting and I really liked how it came together.  I spent a considerable amount of time fiddling with lighting and getting the shots and just never got to edit and blog them.  Well… better late than never.  So here I am… fierce and full of attitude.  Blogging whether you like it or not!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Yasmin SK 4 Dk – Belleza

Mesh Hands – Slink

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Tattoo – Totem Shadow (black) – NOX.

Hair – Snow Spell I – little bones

Outfit – Tya Dress, Armour & Fur – Valentina E.

Shoes – NEMESIA Ankleboots – Glamistry

Accessory – Viking Horns – Pure Poison

Poses – 232 & 245 – Slouch

{ My Secret Budoir }

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This was one of those photos that was supposed to get done weeks ago and got put off a bit to meet other deadlines but instead of skipping it altogether I really wanted to make it happen.. better late than never.  It was about time to do something a little sexy and feminine…One by one I had collected each piece and once I found this lovely daybed from Scarlet Creative, which is out now at The Liaison Collaborative, I knew it was meant to be.  The picture just came together on it’s own.  A perfect little vintage hideaway… welcome to my (not so) Secret Budoir!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Brooke (Med 07 Br) – Belleza @Uber (Oct round)

Makeup – Beauty Mark 1 & 3 (Mae Skin from V&C Fair) – Belleza

Hair – Giz (Type B – Citrine) – D!va

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Lingerie – Vintage Lady Vest Dress (Begie) – =Zenith= **NEW**

Shoes – Steampunk Fitted Boots – Pure Poison **NEW**

Jewelry – Malkyn Collar (brown leather – gold/white) – [ILAYA] **NEW**

Jewelry – Renee Earring (gold w/white pearl) – *LODE* **NEW** @The Fantasy Collective

Accessory – Eye Piece (Vintage) – ::TI::

SCENE & POSES

Cupcake Lights (brown) – 8f8

du Macaron Daybed (Citron) – Scarlet Creative **NEW** @TLC

The White Rug (edited) – [Tia]

La Miroire de la Marquise Set – Kalopsia

Corset Chair – Cheeky Pea

Poses 195 (full photo) & 198 (close up) – Slouch