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The many colors of Shae

I had the pleasure of introducing Miamai‘s Shae gown to you from it’s Black Label collection back in December. Now, I am bringing you a special wedding version of the gown!

Miamai_Shae_Wedding_FrontThis is the moonlight version created for Miamai’s 2014 wedding collection. There is also a “Powder” version which is a lovely creme color for those of you hosting the lovely autumn skin tones.

Miamai_Shae_Wedding_BackJust another excuse to run around in this gown for weeks.. shamelessly.. I’m totally okay with it!

On Shae:

Dress: Miamai Bridal 2014 – BlackLabel – Shae – Moonlight *New*

Hair: RedMint – No. 15’13 – Pinch Black

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Poses: Picture One: Manifeste

Picture Two: Di’s Opera

 

Nana from Miamai

Don’t shoot me.. I don’t have a creative ounce of energy in me after such a long work week and a very busy weekend! These are basically raw snaps but I wanted to make sure I got the word out about the newest group gift from Miamai! Say hello to Nana, in a special color reserved for group members only.

GroupgiftNana is for sale in several different colors but this deep purple will only be for Miamai’s group members. There is no cost to join the group and Monica is famous for throwing pretty things at her loyal and loving minions.. I mean.. members. It’s worth the group slot, plus you get me throwing glitter at you randomly. Totally worth the group slot!

Groupgift1I squeaked out loud when I saw these bows in the back! Super cute! Perv my in world profile for the group clickage to get yours quick fast and in a hurry!

Groupgift2Oh, remember Ria from my last post? I still can’t take off this skin. I hate that it’s so much lighter than my normal tone so I’m gonna need someone to figure out who Shyla’s people are. I don’t have people but I am willing to hire people to talk to her people so a mocha tone will be forth coming!  Oh, jewelry.. Maxi Gossamer stole my monies again. *sobs*

On Shae:

*Gown: Miamai – Nana – Purple *New* *Group Gift Only!*

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Tallulah Drop *New* (Collabor88)

Skin: Belleza – Ria – Tan 3 *New* (Collabor88)

Hair: D!va Hair – Astralia – Onyx *New* (Collabor88)

*Hairbase: IsoMotion – Geisha Hair Base (Not for sale at present)

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes – Twilight Steel Shadow

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Appliers: Belleza

Poses: Di’s Opera

 

 

 

New from Miamai!

As most are aware I was one of two hosts for Miss Virtual World 2014  that was held on December 14th. I was actually pretty terrified about doing it. I’ve been a guest on many live shows and I’ve worked countless numbers of live shows both as a model and production/backstage crew. However, I’ve never actually hosted and certainly never had to be live and on air for seven straight hours!

Miss Virtual World is a grueling competition that lasts for months. In 2010 I was Miss Virtual World Brazil, so I knew what these girls were going through. There were many times when my co-host, the lovely Sofia Diage had to swoop in and save me. I am glad she knew me well enough to be able to tell when a subject was starting to choke me up. I am a very emotional person by nature and being a Miss was something that I took very seriously, still do in fact. I think I only cried on air twice in the seven hours and I didn’t say a single bad word despite the many times I was baited to do so.

When I learned that I was going to be hosting I knew I had to be fabulous. I retired from the fashion world two years ago next month but there was NO way I was going to be anything less than fabulous. So, I went running to Monica Outlander of Miamai. You see, Monica does absolutely fabulous things with mesh and I knew that she would be able to deliver on what my minds eye had envisioned. She went above and beyond my expectations and even surprised me by adding my gown to her coveted BlackLabel collection.

MiaMai_BL_ShaeYou see, each year Monica releases a special collection under the title “BlackLabel.” It is a highly anticipated release that you never quite know what it will entail. The release shows have been some of the best shows on the grid. It’s just an event/collection that you don’t want to miss ever. One of her BlackLabel gowns was even named as one of Second Life’s Twenty  most beautiful gowns by The Best of Second Life Magazine in 2011. So when she told me that she was going to be adding my gown to the esteemed collection I nearly fainted!

MiaMai_BL_Shae_Back There are so many details in this gown, layers upon layers.. pearls, flowers.. multiple fabrics in lavender some patterned and others sheer and silky. There are also many details in indigo that are seen in the flowers. It also is materials ready! I spent hours moving my camera around myself watching the sheer bits sway from lavender to indigo.. it’s truly a work of art and I was extremely proud to represent the brand of Miamai on the stage. Thank you Monica for saving my tush!

MiaMai_BL_Shae_DetailsWhen it came to accessorizing the gown I knew that I had to wear my Miss Virtual World finalist headband that can be seen in the second image. I haven’t had many opportunities to wear it since it was gifted to me so I knew I had to incorporate it somehow. Turns out, it fit very nicely around the D!va Hair I chose to wear with the gown.. which was another no brainer for me. I love the whimsical feeling of D!va Hair. But when it came to the necklace, well the necklace was a completely different story.

You see, in Second Life it’s quite common to go over board with life in general. Jewelry is normally extremely lavish and over the top which was not at all right for this gown. With all the action going on I knew I needed something elegant and dainty. Insert Caelan Hancroft designer of Cae here. I discovered Cae a few months ago and have been a fan since. Simple elegance is what I needed and when she saw my dress and handed me the diamond solitaire necklace she delivered! It was exactly what I needed to complete my fabulosity! Thank you Caelan for coming to my rescue so quickly. I owe you!

I’ve been getting a TON of IMs in world about my dress asking when it will be for sale so.. I’m happy to say you can go buy it now!! You’ll find it in the “BlackLabel” section at the main Miamai store. I certainly hope you feel like a princess when you put it on, I know I do… I may or may not still be running around Second Life in it… *blinks*

On Shae:

*Dress: Maimai BlackLabel – Shae

Hair: D!va Hair – Sayaka3 Type A – Onyx

*Barrett: Miss Virtual World Finalist Headband 2011 (Not available for purchase)

Earrings: CCD – Maxima Earrings by Caithlin Carter

Ring: CCD – Halley – Silver – Verical by Caithlin Carter

*Necklace: Cae – Princess Solitaire – Diamond (Gatcha Item)

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Hands: Slink – Mesh hands – Casual

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes – Twilight Steel Shadow

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies Eyelashes

Poses: Di’s Opera

New from Legal Insanity and Di’s Opera

Have I ever told you all just how much I love wearing long skirts? Well, I do.. and I really love wearing them when they’ve got neat patterns like the one I am wearing below. It’s Legal Insanity’s Boho Culture Fair 2013 exclusive. There are several different pattern/color combinations and by several I mean a kajillion.

The fur gilet I am wearing is also new from Legal Insanity. It comes ten different colors, all of them earth tones and perfect for fall. I would also like to note that before I settled on this tank top from Drift I tried several different shirts underneath, all of which were mesh and they all fit nicely under this size extra small on me. I am a fan of layering in SL (not so much in real life though. It’s too hot in the south for that business!) so I am always on the hunt for items that work well for that.

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Di Hoorenbeek just came out with two new pose sets that are pretty nifty and different. If you’re a pose lover like myself I suggest checking out the new Refined Series 2 & 3 at Di’s Opera. Super fun, not to mention inspirational! I am already spinning ideas in my head for images just from standing on the demo stand!

As a special mention, cause I don’t talk up sims I visit as much as I should: Have yall visited Serenity Gardens? I found it on the destinations page.. It. Is. Gorgeous! Go see it! Seriously! (Side note: If I am totally late and everyone but me has already seen the gardens I will not be judged!)

On Shae:

Hair: Truth – Elisha

*Skirt: Legal Insanity – Rowan Long Boho Skirt – Zigana Pink (The Boho Culture Fair 2013 Exclusive)

Tank Top: -Drift- – Hangover Tank – Knit Pastels

*Fur Gilet – Legal Insanity – Sonnet Fur Gilet – Coffee

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Barcelona

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Hands: Slink – Mesh Hand Casual

Pose: Di’s Opera – Refined Series 3-3

Shoot Location: Serenity Gardens

New from Azul and others

Mami Jewell, the creator behind the brand Azul posted a teaser of this gown a week or so ago on Facebook. Ever since then I have been simply dying for her to release it, swore I’d drop everything the moment she did to run and buy it. Then, she released it while I was at real life work! Oh, the horror! Anywho.. meet Iolanda which is classic Mami style all the way around! Partial mesh, beautiful textures and oh so many feathers! I am wearing the Amethyst version but as many of you know Mami always gives us many colors to choose from. There is even a limited color for sale at the main Azul store!

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Digging the horns and the apple head dress? That’s two of O.M.E.N‘s gatchas for the OMGatcha Event that started today. I couldn’t decide which I liked better so I wore both! Crafty aren’t I? The theme of the event is Surrealist Ball (I am really over all this surrealism stuff these days truth be told) and while there is a whole lot of surrealism going on lately this one is actually based off a real life event that took place in 1972. I’d never heard of the real life surrealist ball so when I read up on it I learned it was pretty darn nifty! Google it! Lots of cool pictures and info.

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Let me introduce you to Lucy in snow! This is one of three skins Glam Affair has at The Dressing Room Fusion this round. I am in love with this one. No one does deathly quite like Aida if you ask me. The jewelry is from Maxi Gossamer and can be found at Fameshed‘s October round. This is the shorter version of the necklace but there is a longer version as well. The hair is also a new release from Truth and while you cannot see the back in these images I am telling you… it’s absolutely adorable! For the first time ever I am rocking colored tips. I’m just not that into it normally… with this hair.. I dig it.

On Shae:

Gown: Azul – Iolanda – Amethyst *New!*

*Horns: O.M.E.N – Surrealist Ball Gatcha – Lit Antlers Black & Apple Crown Black (Shown in first image only) *New!* (OMGatcha)

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Amaifi Silver Moon *New!* (Fameshed)

Skin: Glam Affair – Lucy – Snow – 02 *New!* (The Dressing Room Fusion)

Hair: Truth – Felicity – Black & Whites *New!*

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes – Twilight Steel Shadow

Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Party – Inverted Crown

Eyeliner: Glam Affair – Couture Eyeliner no 02

Poses: Di’s Opera

New at KMADD & RealEvil Industries

Have you all seen the hair “Troy” that Maddox Dupont created for the 24 event? If you haven’t you should hop over to KMADD and check it out. Seriously, there’s more possibilities than I could ever dream of naming. Gatcha hair, regular color packs and funky special colors that are limited quantity. Read that? LIMITED quantity. That means very few folks are going to have that particular hair! We ALL love rare stuffs! The gajillion hair base choices you have from KMADD make the possibilities endless. Seriously, head there and check it out!

(Yes, I know it’s guy hair. Ask me quickly if I care!)

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So if you haven’t figured it out by now I’ll point out the obvious: When I like something, I really like it. And well, it’s my blog.. so I’m gonna point out that RealEvil Industries has a new jewelry set out! The biggest reason I love this guy and his creations is the sheer level of customization he gives us. I mean, honestly.. there’s SO many choices. I damn near had a seizure in the store trying to decide which color pack to choose from!

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Before I start my overly long explanation of why RealEvil Industries is so awesome let me take a few moments to point out how fabulous Onyx LeShelle, the designer behind Maitreya is. I know this dress isn’t a new release however.. comma… pause for effect… I am constantly miffed at the fact that with mesh came standard shapes. Yes, we can still customize them but with mesh we basically get whatever shape the designers create the item in. You can only move so much. Onyx is one of the very few creators I have run across who gives me a super fabulous rear end. I mean, fabulous. I considered taking a picture of just it but I didn’t think it would go over to well. I love her jeans, skirts, shorts.. her butts are just done well! So thanks Onyx!!

 

HUD 1 Okay! Feast your eyes upon the glorious options! You can change just about everything! And all of the jewelry at RealEvil Industries is like this. So you’ll never have to worry about not having the perfect item again.. like.. ever!HUD 2 HUD 3
See look! Wooooo… shiny! So glittery! So pretty! It make you shine so bright like diamond in the sky!HUD 4
HUD 5 Seriously though, I wouldn’t blog this place over and over again if I didn’t love them. I’m picky, I am borderline snobbish.. These items have so much detail that I am constantly in amazement. Total fan girl… from a distance of course. Cause it would be creepy if he caught me outside his workshop with my nose pressed up against the glass… If he caught me…

 

On Shae:

Hair: KMADD – Troy – Black 8

Hair Base: KMADD – Swirl

Jewelry: RealEvil Industries – Brielle – Eclipse

Dress: Maitreya – Noltia – Black

Shoes: GOS Boutique – Mae Platform – Black

Skin & Hand Applier: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky – Twilight Steel Shadows

Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Party – Inverted Crown

Eyeliner: Glam Affair – Couture Eyeliner no 02

Poses: Di’s Opera

Love Donna Flora

I’ve been contemplating this blog for a few weeks waiting for the words to come to me. I still have no idea what exactly to write other than Squinternet’s creations have been a huge part of my Second Life for more years than I remember. Her store has been my default “go-to” for just about everything. In my modeling academy days I am sure my various instructors wondered if I shopped anywhere else. I simply didn’t see the need so I didn’t. Looking over my Flickr Photostream over the years I see her creations over and over again in my photographs as well as my client’s photographs.

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One of the things that I love about Second Life is the bond that we build, not just with the avatars that we interact with in world but with the people behind the avatars. The artistic nature of another human, seeing their minds wonders be put into a form, an idea manifested and created is a beautiful thing. It’s even more beautiful to see those people, the ones behind the avatars come together to help another… selflessly. Countless artists have banded together under a simple banner of “Love Donna Flora” to aid Squinternet Larnia in a great time of need. She is battling cancer behind the avatar, bravely I might add. Most of the creations being sold at this event are 100% donations to Squinternet. Please consider visiting and purchasing, the event and her store. There is a beautiful tribute blog and event page where you can read a great deal of information about Squinternet’s condition and the events being held to support her here. She needs all the help we can offer.

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I had the great pleasure of modeling in and photographing the “20 most beautiful gowns of Second Life” for the May 2011 issue of The Best of Second Life magazine. Viola Rookswood and myself spent an obscene amount of hours in her skybox on that project. When the 20 had been finalized and it came time to style there was not a second of hesitation in who to go to for jewelry for these gowns. Where else on the grid can you find 20 sets of jewelry fit for the 20 most beautiful gowns created? No where, in fact I firmly believe that you still can’t. Not of that caliber and certainly not with the variety that is available. Bless her heart, I know it was not an easy task for her although I am certain Viola attempted to make it as painless as possible when making our requests. We were greatly appreciative of her donation for the project. I left Second Life for a time and while I was gone mesh came onto the grid. When I returned everything went into an “old stuff” folder…. except my Donna Flora Jewelry. I’ll rock it till my avatar melts.

You’re loved Squinternet. We aren’t with you in person but there are thousands of souls wrapped around your person. Prayers, thoughts, light, and energy are being directed towards you in your time of need.

On Shae:

Gown: Dead Dolls – Nevermore! (Love Donna Flora)

Hair: Amacci Hair – Daphne – Jet Black (Love Donna Flora)

*Jewels: Donna Flora – Misty Platinum Set

Crown: Remarkable Oblivion – Love Donna Flora Crown (Love Donna Flora)

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Party Eyelashes – Inverted Crown

Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no 02

Eyeliner 2: Pin Me Down – Crying 3

Eyes: MADesigns – Eyes_Mirrors – Vanity

Pose: Di’s Opera – With Poise 2 – Pose 10