Spring into step
As with many there is much love for Maitreya, everything Beau and Onyx do is always so well planned and executed. There is something really inspiring about this latest release, and didn’t everyone just fall in love with the picks Miabella Foxley took for the adverts, those are amazing.
Ok so my first LOVE LOVE LOVE, is the HighSkirts …anyone that knows me, or reads my blog knows I am all about the System Skirt love, these are beautiful. Not only do you get the wonderful high waisted skirt with the belted top in all layers and all variations- such as resizable and not, but without the belt the skirt is also for me pure heaven.
The last time Maitreya gave me this much system skirt excitement was with the release of the MAiiKI label collaberation with Iki Ikarus of Dutch Touch, so with that in mind I merged some items from the NEW Maitreya with the older MAiiKI, and that is how I ended up dressed for the rest of the day, because YUM.
First off on the outter pics I am wearing the High Skirts with the fabulous Savoir Turtleneck, now these turtlenecks come with options also, you get long and mid length sleeves as well as sheer and solid , the sheer isnt overly but you will need a bra under neath. They are wonderful for mixing and matching, and the colours they come in will have you wanting to create fab looks and colour blends.
Now as much as I love the belts and tops of the HighSkirts by Maitreya , I really love them without the prims too, sleek and smooth these are just fabulous, and when worn with something like the MAiiKI Belted top and the Strapless top – both are from sets, but definitely give you an idea on how much you can do with these skirts.
The hair I am wearing had half the grid trying to tp into Maitreya on release, it is the Piper Hair a lovely loose pony tail.. I really like how its done in a way to show that the hair is loose but structured so well.
All of the skins I am showing today are of course the Gala skins , this time the Breeze as shown in these pics, and the Lovely that will be shown as well. Both skins are part of the latest release from Gala@ Curio and as the last ones, the bodies and faces on these are very beautiful indeed.
The Breeze is a very youthful and innocent looking face, gorgeous full lips and an adorable nose. The lovely has a more serious face, which can take some getting used to, but I think it has such a charming character to it because of that. All three including the Vixen come with the light and dark tones options, which is a great deal having a slight variation in your tone of choice. Two make ups in each, and the freckles as well. The bodies of these skins as I have said and shown in the past is just stunning, so make sure you DEMO DEMO DEMO.
The Shoes I have on in this pic are the Verve heels by Maitreya, these are wonderful for that more sedate but still sexy look.
Adding the Long Scarfs, another New item from Maitreya I was able to really flex my new powers today. The other night Siddean Munro of SLink was telling me about one of our tools we have in advanced that helps when wanting to colour match, I had previously given her the link to colourpicker so it was all relevant lol.
If you go to advanced Menu at the top of your screen – if you don’t see it press ctrl, alt, D all at the same time.
Then Click on UI and scroll down to Show Color Under Cursor…Click on that and the fun can begin.
In the bottom right of your screen you will now see three numbers, in white and tiny so you have to really look for them. They are the RGB numbers for all colours in second life items.
Anything you move your mouse over when this is activated will show you a RGB number.. so then when you open edit on an item and then the tint box you can input those numbers into it as shown.
I had to then use the slider on the side, and add full bright to get the same purple but it was fun and it has so many uses. You do the same moves to turn it back off.
The Crushed Sweater Dresses by Maitreya are snuggly and again beautifully structured, you get options for the skirts of these dresses, one is a fuller sculpted skirt, the other is just the regular micro mini option, both look stunning. These will look great with leggings, or bare legged as shown.
The boots I am wearing are the Billow boots from Maitreya, that coincidentaly match perfectly in colour lol. The Apple hair is a MUST MUST MUST Have for all, whether you are feeling the peace love and mungbeans baby, or you just want to be up with the current trend of everything hippie chic , then whatever reason Apple is for you.
Feeling a tad bookwormis, possibly I am up to no good, with the fabulous Thighstrap Mother Book of Shadows by Dark Eden, these are so much fun and come in a variety of books and colours, with potions and earrings and all sorts of wonderful magical stuffs.
The skirt is another New release from Maitreya in the form of the Jules Skirt , a denim skirt that again is sculpted with either a more overall fitted prim, or micro, with seperate belt option. I am wearing the seperate belt and micro option, I really like this upper part to the skirt giving it a really well finished look.
The Mirli sweaters from Maitreya have always been a must have, so soft and delightful, you cannot go past the backs of these sweaters for added rawr. The shoes are the Sassy Wedges in Cherry, so cute and perfect for the Witch in training look I was going for lol. The lovely pinned back at the side hair is Faye from Maitreya and for those that love long and straight this is an incredibly realistic version of that look.
The studious looking Glasses are SMP by booN, really nice frames and very reasonably priced.
Points to my lips on the left and goes OMG OMG OMG it’s blue opal lipstick, every single girl I know in the mid 80’s had that exact lipstick, LOVE LOVE LOVE, it’s part of the Breeze skins line from Gala @ Curio .
Cleo Skirts by Maitreya are the tighter fit lowrise style we all love, these are an older look denim and the addition of the fabulous Coin belts also from Maitreya makes them very fun to wear.
Do you own the Jam Hoodies, these are again an older item from Maitreya and if you weren’t around when they were released, and somehow managed to not have them yet… do not let yourself down. These are superb , they were on release and they are definitely still now. You get the beautuiful soft sweater with the up or down hoodie option.
Due to the Fashionable Relay Challenge I have been feeling the love for the Slouch Socks these are older than old lol, I even remember the release of these and exactly where Onyx put them at hinode. I am wearing them with the Desert boots by Maitreya, you get the options of laced or unlaced, which is fun to wear both one way or the other, or alternating them.
The Jam Hoodies have seperate hoods sold with hair attached, that was just genius at the time, I felt like a little change and the Mayte hair fit underneath, the shoes are the Frenzy shoes again but this time with the banana heels which are so much fun.
The Strapless Tops by Maitreya are just fantastic, the sculptie work and shape on these is superb…the draped textures are so pretty and the style just gives such a great look to your wardrobe. The batik print is wonderful for casual days, the colours are lovely and they look great with things such as jeans or with the Cleo skirts.
The fab thing about these tops, isn’t just all the layers option, or the fact that each sculpted top comes in three sizes and is resizable, but there is also an AO version WOOHOO, poses by Maitreya in any form are super fabulous, but an item of clothing with a built in AO is again really thinking about what your customers will need to wear your clothing effectively, YAY Onyx and Beau.
The Satin version are lovely with dress pants, or a long skirt. I am wearing the Wednesday pants from Lelutka with these, the fabric on the tops is so soft looking you just know how it feels against the skin.
The Piper 2 hair is the same loose and pretty style, with no tail and more of a loose bun effect, great as an updo or semi dressy. The Jewerly is the Medallion set by Essentia, and the skin is the Lovely by Gala @ Curio, this is a skin that definitely as I said has character, and you will really want to wear it for a few hours to see it on your shape in all atmospheres.
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Hair by: Maitreya
Skin by: Gala
Clothing by: Maitreya, MAiiKI, LeLutka
Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia
Shoes by: Maitreya
Poses by: Maitreya
Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry
Always thankful for:
Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed. Xstreet HERE
My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses