Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs Nurture Kiera HUD

We are products of our parents, literally and in my case, I am definitely what my Mummy made me. When it comes to clothing, fashion and style, my Mum taught me early on that classic pieces were so much more important than trends. That spending copious amounts of money on junk jewellery was not as good as buying some really quality pieces – this one did not stick, I was obsessed with chunky and large and dangly and once made earrings from some stolen chandelier pieces that I may or may not have acquired from the lobby of a fancy apartment block. In my defence, the thing was hanging much lower than it should for me to be able to comfortably reach the dangles.

My favourite of them all ‘When you start buying your own shoes, you can wear what you want’ ok that last one was in reference to me not wanting to wear sensible sandals as a kid, because other kids had silly shoes, and I wanted silly shoes too, so when I got old enough, I became a shoe addict. That and having big feet, which means if you find shoes that fit you buy them, sometimes more than once.

This dress by Ison is classic elegance to a tee. The plunge, the split, the fabric choice, and the billowy sleeves with the cinched waist detailing. I loved it on sight, and the colours are perfect, there are even some amazing floral prints to choose from, and if you fatpack there are even some bonus prints. If this came in animal print it would just need the addition of a tiny yappy dog and a turban, and all my hosting soiree fantasies would come to life.

The backdrop is actually much smaller when purchased, it is by soy, and makes a lovely background piece but is meant more as decor for an outdoor or indoor setting, but with it being mod, and I do so love to make things bigger or smaller, this sized up so well.

I picked up this amazing choker the other day, and also purchased the matching cuff bracelets, but left them off, the choker has a great range of colours, and two pearl options white and black. I am tentacle wary usually in SL, because of something I sat on in 2006 – true story – but this just looked too good to pass up, and it did not let me down, it is simply divine. Which would also describe this hair by Stealthic. I am prone to blacks or blondes usually in packs if a variety/naturals pack is not available – I do wish all hair-stores would do them – but with this style I got their brown pack and I am so glad I did, because it added so much richness to the style, that I do think I will have to go back and the styles I got in blonde will have to be bought in brown also. The hairs also include a tint hud and honestly, tinting hair can often not work out so well, it will look tinted, but in the browns with just a little something, it can really add a dimension to the style that I adore.

Lastly and so worth the wait is this new skin by Pink Fuel for LeLutka heads, the Kiera skin is so beautiful, I am wearing it on May, and just love the options included, not only the brows and no brows, but the eyeshadow and lipsticks are so fantastic. The lip options are plentiful, not only lipstick in gloss and matte but balms and dolly versions, so you are covered for any occasion. Pink Fuel is doing a special promo price on this skin too until August 20th so make sure you try it asap.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Green Plants Wall Panel – Soy @ Collabor88


Poses by


Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier – Kiera – Pink Fuel

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhancement Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 123  Flair

Diva Eyelashes (LeLutka)  – Flair @ MBA


Passion – Stealthic


Mia Dress – Ison @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Margot Slippers – Slink

Accessories :

Lovecraft Choker – Empyrean Forge