{ 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

{ ..between the shadow and the soul } Shiny Shabby opens tomorrow!

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret…
between the shadow and the soul.”
~ Pablo Neruda

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Items will be available tomorrow, May 20th, at noon SLT @ the Shiny Shabby Event along with many other amazing designers covering fashion, beauty, poses & home decor! Check out the line-up this round!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head – Aria – Lelutka

Skin/Appliers – Renata (Spring Tone 2) – [PUMEC] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Eyes – Luna (dark grey) – {S0NG}

Hair – April – [Entwined] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – London Cut Jacket & Leggings – YASUM **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Reading Glasses (gacha) – NOMAD & Coquette **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Toro – Inertia

{ She has the answers you are seeking } NEW! at Shiny Shabby

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Grazia (Jamaica 04 G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Jacky – Mina **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Outfit – Good Feeling Dress – BCC **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Boho Sandals (sunlight) – Glam Affair

Accessory – Vogue Headchain (gold) – Azoury **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Scene

Build – Little Boho Garden Shack, cow skull, shelf w/tapestry, rug – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Street Fortune Teller Gacha Set – TORO **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boho Lights (hanging) – [PM]Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Caravan Kitchen Cluster: plants – MIAMAI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Until we see each other again }

“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart.”

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As a Second Life user for nearly 7 years, I’ve seen my share of friends come and go.  Sometimes only temporarily, sometimes and very unfortunately all too permanently.  But one thing is true, if you invest in someone.. a friendship that starts in a virtual world, is and can be more real than anything.  We grow attached to people here just like anywhere else.  I’ve heard people say many times, how the people they’ve met through SL have become closer to them than even their ‘real life’ friends.  And it isn’t surprising that some people who might find it otherwise difficult to make friends due to social anxieties in the real world, feel more comfortable making friends in Second Life and opening up more about themselves.  SL is far more than a game.  I can’t even really call it that.  It’s a social venue of unbounded virtual proportions.  How many places can you meet and connect with someone from the other side of the world and hang out with them on a daily basis?  SL has brought countless people together.  And it warms my heart when I hear stories about those who have actually had the privilege of stepping outside of SL and meeting face to face in the real world as well.  To those that have, I envy you!  Those are special memories and proof of just how real these bonds really are.

So enough of the mushy stuff… the NEW Friends Pose “Bests” above will be coming soon (March 25th) from oOo Studio to the Color Me: Pink Event! The lovely little Daybed Decor set is from {What Next} and is available right now at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative: ‘Bon Voyage’.  The set is also available in 2 other color schemes as well if pink is not your thing. 😉  Check the credits below for the rest of the details…  And happy shopping everyone!

STYLE CREDITS

On Sydney (left)

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Elea (pale) – Lara Hurley **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Fynnea (light blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Sheer Dress (white floral) – Pixicat **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Krissy Flats (rose) – Candydoll **NEW** @Kustom9

On Me (right)

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 02 Lt Br (w/moles) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Delphine (browns) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri (Grey) – {S0NG}

Dress – Valerie Dress – Bowtique

Shoes – Isabelle Heels (blush) – fri.day

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace & Bracelet (ivory) – Izzie’s

Accessory – Weekender Bag (off white) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Pose – Bests (three) – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @ColorMe

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @N°21

‘Paris in Spring’ Daybed, Vintage Suitcases, Camera & Photos – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Peons & Magnolias – [ keke ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ with all things new }

A bit of a hodge podge post here.. as there are new things coming and going left and right around the grid right now and Spring just around the corner. I had been wanting to show off this sweet floral frock, the Kate dress, from GizzA for a while. It comes with HUD color-changing pearls and the floral accessory you see here. I paired it with one of TRUTH‘s recent hair releases, Dulce, and added in the gold feathers from his other release, Wren, for a bit of country girl flair.  I’m also giving you a sneak peak of a new skin from Belleza coming soon to Skin Fair 2015, called “Tess”.

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But of all the newness, one of the most exciting things for me was the sim where I took these photos.  Blithe is a gorgeous new sim created by the talented Harlow Heslop, owner of the Pixel Bean Coffeehouse and The Grounds residential sim.  Harlow never ceases to amaze me with her attention to detail and ability to create perfectly serene landscapes, lush and intimate, full of natural beauty and always lots of cozy sitting areas and hangouts.  It’s a photographer’s dream but also the perfect place to go and get away from the daily grind.  It’s truly inspiring and I encourage you, if you have not been, you should definitely check it out.

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This was my first time visiting Blithe but I’m already planning on heading back for more photos very soon.  If you have any photos of Blithe you’d like to share, make sure you join their Flickr group as well.  Blithe is also a rez-friendly sim for group members (join for a very small one-time only fee of $200L to help offset ongoing sim costs).  Just make sure to leave no trace and pick up after yourself.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess (Med Lt Br 09) w/freckles & moles – Belleza **COMING SOON** @SkinFair2015

Eyes – Cheri (pale green) – {S0NG}

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter falsies – Candy Mountain

Mouth – OpenMouth PRO Teeth v2.0 – [PXL]

Hair – Dulce (light browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Hair Accessory – gold feathers from Wren style – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Kate Dress (green) – GizzA **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shoes – Neva Boots & Socks (sand) – Just Design **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poses – Simpli Series 4 & 5 – An Lar Poses **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Location – Blithe

{ His & Hers }

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CREDITS

“His” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

The Infamous Armchair, Books, Pillows, Chess Set & Globe – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Bean Bag Chair w/Blanket (coffee) – Consignment & Floorplan **NEW**

Industrial Lamp, Antique Art, Masculine Bar, Banana Tree, Monogram Suitcases – Apple Fall **NEW**

Old Radiator & Vintage Camera Light – Junk. **NEW**

Cream Animal Rug – Junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Stone Fireplace & Fireplace Blankets – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Hanging Sheer Drape & Cigar Lounge Decor – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Langdon Table – CONVAIR **NEW**

“Hers” Photo

Hudson Townhouse – Scarlet Creative **NEW**

Stone Fireplace – Dutchie **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Nile String Light Hangers – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Cream Animal Rug – Junk.**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Bed – Pixel Mode **NEW**

Upcycled Armchair (blue), Porcelain Vase of Flowers, Little Rusty Lantern – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW**

Shabby Table – HIDEKI **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Apothecary Cabinet – tarte. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Writer’s Desk (pink) – floorplan. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Vesna Vintage Slipcovered Chair & Decorative Tea cup – ARIA **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Little White Cabinet & Walking Sticks – junk. **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Table Chandelier, Carpets, Ballet Shoes on Pillows – GA Home **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

the pea princess’s DIY bookstack – [ keke ]**NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Print Rollscreen – {anc} **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Victoria Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @Shiny Shabby

Alicia Set: Mirror, frame, brush jar & makeup stand – MudHoney **NEW**

{ Oh, you should listen to your heart } NEW at TLC & Shiny Shabby!

Oh, you should listen to your heart
Oh, it’s gonna tell you what you need
Take care of yourself
Don’t you worry ’bout me

We won’t break if we let go
You and I already know
We were bound to be set free
Eventually, so here we are now
You can say anything

You can say anything
You can say anything
You can say anything
Always say anything

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Sophie (Asia 01B) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Chapter4

Makeup – Freckles – theSkinnery **NEW** @Chapter4

Hair – Katerina – Entwined **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Honey Pie Tied-up Shirt (tan) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Ava Shorts (d.blue) – KITJA **NEW** @N°21

Shoes – Neva Boots w/socks (sand) – Just Design **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Avielle Bracelet (forest) – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Upcycled Horse Trough, Saddle Rack, Wagon Wheel – The HIVE **NEW** @TLC

Copper Mug, Biscuit Tin, Iron, Shabby Frames, Shabby Door, Old Iron – KUNST **NEW** @ShinyShabby (Gacha)

Windows & Wood Planks – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Nile Bench (Worn) – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pulley Lamp – REVIVAL **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old Gardening Shed – Breno **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poppy Plantbox – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @N°21

Gnesen Shed (aged timber) & Timber Bench – POST

Summer Grass, Trees, Old Fence – [we’re CLOSED]

Scattering Feed & Bucket – Roawenwood

Chickens/Hens – Sculpty Creations Animals

Pose – Cool Sit – Del May

{ Fashion, Furniture and Fairytales, Oh MY! }

OneWord‘s back again this March (1st – 15th) with a theme of Fairytales, so time to summon your inner princess, snag your prince charming and come shopping!

oOo Studio has 2 NEW pose offerings for this event… a couples’ pose called “Perfect Fit” inspired by none other than Cinderella.  My lovely friend and fellow blogger, Charisma Jonesford, who also happens to be a huge Disney fan agreed to come pose for me and play the part of princess-in-the-making.  So big thank you for your help, my dear! ❤

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I was fortunate that Shiny Shabby has just opened and was full of great finds to decorate up this little cottage fitting of a fairytale. If you love vintage style decor and fashion, you will love this event!  Going on from now until March 15th.

The second offering from Ola for OneWord is a set of regal sitting poses called “Majesty”, perfect for all those mesh gowns with full skirts that make sitting like a lady a royal pain in the arse.  The set contains 8 poses in various sits and arm/hand positions.

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May you shop happily ever after!

CREDITS

Photo One – “Perfect Fit”

On Her

Hair – Dulce – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Ren Medieval Roleplay Wench (red) – Evie’s Closet

Glass Slippers – Dysfunctional Designs

On Him

Hair – High & Dry – Exile

Outfit – Military Breeches & Drape Coat Set (Olive) – Mr. Poet

Shoes – Celine Oxfords (camel) – David Heather

Scene

Autumn Cottage – Trompe Loeil

Shabby Chic Chairs – APT B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Honey Pie Gacha: Aged Books & Candles, Stained Wood Table – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Victoria Sideboard, Birdcage & Chandelier – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Writer’s Desk (hunter) – Floorplan. **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Rug & Pile of Books 1 – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Regal Standing Clock (brown) – [Consignment]

Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging & Cleaning Floors Chores Mop/bucket – Roawenwood

Pose – “Perfect Fit” – oOo Studio **NEW** @OneWord – COMING SOON!

Photo Two – “Majesty”

Wearing

Skin – Sophie (Asia 07) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Chapter4

Hair – Olivia – enVOGUE **NEW**

Outfit – Andel Gown (candy) – {Junbug}

Jewelry – Gacha: Perles de la mer Necklace & Gold Fantasy Crown – {Junbug}

Jewelry – Heritage Ring – Empyrean Forge **NEW**

Jewelry – Pearl Stud Earrings – (yummy)

Scene

Tower of the King Skybox – Trompe Loeil

Carved Wood Throne – Dysfunctional Designs

Victorian Gothic Candelabra – Ravenghost Interiors

Pose – Majesty #1 – oOo Studio **NEW** @OneWord – COMING SOON!