Category: Essentia

It never rains at Hair Fair

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What a day, so Whimsy and I went over to Paper Couture to see the newness again, ended up tping in a whole slew of people from Fashion Emergency which was fun. Then when we were done we went walkabout.

Sofia a while back told us that we just had to go to Ooh La La and I had not had the chance until today. I guess with missing Mel so much it was time to be all girly girl and prepare for his return. This lingerie by Nylon Pinkney is incredible, the textures used, the detailing, all of it is true to the exceptional quality she always produces. The awe factor doesn’t stop there though, the prices are incredible, this is lingerie you will dream about, at a price that will allow you to go and add all the other bits and pieces you may need. Champagne quality at beer prices.

I am again wearing some of the stunning Paper Couture shoes, and there is so much more to love since I worked out they are modify with help from a clued up friend lol. I am going to try my hand at moving the bows to the solids lol stay tuned – if you attempt this make copies first – All of the hair that I am wearing in the first pic is by the lovely Man Lady Bubbles Clawtooth, he was an absolute joy to spend small moments with during setting up at the fair, so fun and vivacous. Clawtooth by Clawtooth hair is every vintage loving girly girls dream store, so to team the three together for pics was a no brainer.

Next pic is me channeling Anya, lol. The hair she has created for OhMai Salon is just adorable and everything you would expect by such a talent. I am so glad that she wanted to be a part of this years fair, there were so many creators this year that came back to making hair, or launched their new lines, its always been a tradition at Hair Fair to do this, and we have always kept those people a secret unless otherwise prompted. We always take that part of being on the committee very seriously, if a designer wants to launch at the fair, we do all we can to make sure that they get to do that…funny how that works, but we are always so honored at the trust in us to do so.

Anyways, rambling, the hairstyles that Anya released are so unspoiled and carefree, the colour names are a classic, and I could not resist wearing fanta, mmmmmmmmfanta. If these styles are her first foray back into hair, then I for one am way too excited about what she will reveal once she reopens her store in a few months. The skins I am wearing in the second and third pic are Tess2 by LAQ and soooo cute. Fresh faced and innocent me lol. They come in all the usual beautiful tones, with gorgeous make ups, and you can of course now get the brow and hair base add ons seperately to enhance your experience. DEMO DEMO DEMO.

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Hair: My Shilova, You’re a Star, Turnip Sorbet – Clawtooth by Clawooth

Skin: Aline – LAQ

Clothes: Lacey Slip, Garter Clips, Seamed Stockings, Betty Bodysuit, Veronica Bows set – Ooh La la

Shoes/Boots: Suede Platform Pumps, Suede Platform Pumps/Wrapped

– Paper Couture 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Hair Rose – Essentia

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by :

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

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Hair: Ante , Gabriel, Uriel – OhMai

Skin: Tess2 – Laq

Clothes: Mexican Embroidered Dress – Mixx ES

Knit Dress Peach , Knit Highneck dress – MNK

Ballet Wraps – Scribble

Shoes/Boots: Glass Slippers – Scribble

Far Boots – Miel

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Border Marche bag – Mixx ES

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by :

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

He made a Robot out of my boxes

FrouFrou


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Hair Fair 2010 is upon us, so many incredible content creators under many roofs. I am going to try and do as many posts as I can and hope that you enjoy not only mine, but the dozens or so I have seen so far.

The first store I am featuring is Frou Frou, brand new store, and the first styles I have seen are just divine. The first hair is Natasha Has Hot Rollers and as a woman who used to hot roller her hair and then shake it out, at least once a week this was a must. The hair is stylish and grand with a definite grace to it. This is the bigger of the two Natasha styles. This beautiful hair do gave me a chance to show off not only the latest release of stunning shoes from Maitreya Gold, but also my squee worthy love affair with the Yokes from Whippet & Buck.

The beaded Yoke is just beautiful and Whippet & Buck outdid themselves with not only providing it as a seperate layer to beautiful anything you want, but also on a combined sheer tank option, with all layers so you can be a little more descreet by stacking them, but in this case I am wearing it with a fabulous corset from Eclectic Apparel. I combined the look using the skirt from a really old Ghost release, so much fun mixing and matching Ghost. I am using a 2.1 viewer official actually, that allows so many more layers than ones in the past, and remembered that over at The Dressing Room Glam Affair had some face tattoo layers for sale, so grabbed those and stacked them, with also the lipstick I made for Mima by LAQ – still free at Flair in the blue box if anyone wants them.

The second style by Frou Frou is Mrs Andrews, I asked the creator while she was setting up what that was about, and it ended up being based on the character in the original Freaky Friday movie, not the JLC one. I love a concave cut bob, I once had Aleri make me one and it was a huge success, I invision this one being the same.

I found the most peculiar sim the other week, by found I mean landed upon, seeing as I am sure it was not lost in the first place. Anyway Whimsy and I ended up spending a fortune there, in small spurts as there were so many gatcha and lower priced items that it was astounding how much we did spend. Anyway while I was there I got this fabulous belt, and it was under a 100L and had all these attachment options and is really great prim work. It looks so cool with the new Jodpurs on crack by Royal Blue, as Royal Blue has just released a slew of seperates in time to pad your winter wardrobe plans. Whether casual classy or highly elegant, the Frou Frou hairs work as well as the Maitreya Gold Hana Sandals of all win.

The poses I am using are from aDORKable, they are the official Posers of Hair Fair and if and when you have time, you really need to check out the group and prop poses they made for the fair, the hair pulling ones are AWESOME.

I just got told that Newdolls hubby told her that last year at Hair Fair he gathered up all my red boxes and made a robot, I wish that I had seen it, because it would have been a hoot. No red boxes at Hair Fair this year, but you will really enjoy all the fantastic styles there…all donations are going to Wigs for Kids, an increible cause. Ashia Tomsen has put together a list of the Slurls for Hair Fair 2010 to make it easier to see what is what and where is who, HERE

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Hair: ~{frou-frou}~ – Natasha Has Hot Rollers/Onyx ( at Hair Fair 2010)

Skin: Mima – LAQ

Tattoos :  Make Up layer 03 & 04 – Glam Affair @ The Dressing Room

Lipstick for Mima – Free from Flair @ The Deck ( look for blue box )

Clothes: GHOST! – Mid (Skirt Only)

Eclectc Apparel – Fleur de Lis Corset

Neelia Beaded Yoke – Whippet & Buck

Shoes/Boots: Hana – Maitreya Gold 

Accessories/Jewelry: Medallion Set Silver – Essentia

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Mrs Andrews – Frou Frou @ Hair Fair 2010

Skin: Mima – LAQ

Clothes: Jodpurs on Crack – Royal Blue

Halter Vest – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots: Hana – Maitreya Gold 

Accessories/Jewelry: Wet Pearls Chandelier Earrings – Whippet & Buck @ Designers United 4

Leather Belt – Fine

Oversized Shades – Epoque

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

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2010 Shoe Fair Poster

Holy Toledo – wonders if Toledo is more Holy than the rest of the U.S? anywho, so new hair is coming, and I have been chomping at the bit about it for weeks now. I wonder if you can guess who’s hair it is just by looking? and OMG Shoe Fair is just around the corner and right now I should be over there drooling, but I spent so long taking all these pics today, I totally lost track of the time. So much so that I got the dates wrong in my head.

Some not all the shoes in todays post are new, newish and older. First two are newish with the Wonder Shoes by Kalnins, again with  just the colours I needed for my post. These give the oppurtunity for all one colour straps or two tone, which works really well. Also included is black, which if memory serves me well I have never used on Kalnins in the past.

I would have to bet that many would agree,that Roslin teaching herself to make clothes in the past year was a much needed thing for our inventories. Especially as she has such a girly girl creative flow, it really does up the prettyness all over. The use of vintagey prints and soft fabrics, her dresses and swimsuits which I really really wish she would turn into a micro mini, are just beautiful, the swimsuit to me would also serve really well as a brushed velvet bodysuit, depending on what you did with it.

Are you in lust with the hair yet? the first three styles are Amanda 1, 2 and 3. If you haven’t guessed already, all of the hair today is LeLutka and about to be released shortly, hopefully tomorrow so you don’t kill me. Thora has been doing a reworking of how she does hair lately and the work has paid off, the styles are soft when needed and perfect for picture taking when the style is created for effect more than motion. That is what has always been so stand out about LeLutka hair, the tendency to lean both ways, working not only for the photographers hiding in us all, but also for those that just want wearable beautiful hair.

At last years Shoe Fair the very first store off the TP point for me was Ana Mations, and the items that jumped right out and grabbed me were the rollerskates. I remember a few familiar faces all piled into the store that night, and I spent the rest of my time rollerskating around.

Now even though Anamations is an animations store, the skates do have their own tricks etc, but I went with the poses from aDORKable, who also have some great poses available at the fair this year. The chance to have such fun again came about because of the recent release of the roller rompers by BOOM. How fantastically 70’s are they, with of course a more modern twist, that being less fabric across the bum lol. Also from BOOM are the very cool tube socks and the rasta coloured sweat bands, to make it even more realistic I should have worn the sweat from Luck Inc, but I am saving that for another time.

This project theomary about to take place is Beach Bash, and BOOM has released the pretty bikini set for the event, not only do you get the string versions but also the halter and fuller bottoms….but wait there is more, you also get all of them available on Tattoo layers. Talk about above and beyond layering wise, and with the new added layers options that is just tooo cool.

If I was playing Family Feud and the question was ‘things you do in a sexy bikini’ I am so sure Hula Hooping would come up. So on that note the recent Hula Hooping Poses by !Bang worked out just right. For this set you get the pose and the prop – hoop – that has a texture change script built in, so that was handy to match up to my kini. Also matchy matchy due to the fabulous minds and scripterroos of SL, the latest Espadrilles by GOS are awesome. I really am happy that not only can you change the colours of the shoes with the menus once you add the new texture pack thing, but you can also change in parts, so rather than go all teal or all sand, I was able to mix and match. Of course espadrilles are a must have for summer, and these ones are fab.

Lastly a little bit mixy matchy with the Luck Inc and BOOM. The bags are great, fantastic texture options, with scripts to change the handles and my favourite part is scripted to change size, now I prefer mod, but if no mod then this is wonderful for bags, because sometimes you want a huge oversized, and other times maybe just a carryon. The hair in this pic is Lake, gorgeous do, and so incredibly spot on if you know the inspriation. A lot of the new LeLutka hairstyles have been inspired by amazing women of the silver screen. Veronica Lake is of course the inspiration for this one, and I think personally Thora nailed it.

The Enya boots by Kookie are the latest release at Shoe Fair, and they are wicked clompy. I almost went stormtrooper with them. But decided to keep going where I was headed as they worked that way too. Next time I will have to kick some bum with them on.

The skin I am wearing is from Sn@tch and for the next few days they are having a huge sale, which includes the gorgeous skins. I had to get the pack of these, and the make ups are just stunning. As you will notice on the right I am a different tone, that is due to Luck Inc’s skin burner. I thought I had seen it all when it came to enhancements but this one takes the cake. Only 1L in the Main store, this is a tattoo layer only and you wear it over your skin and voila new tone. For those that love a darker tone, this is a major bonus, and will probably save people a fortune.

Have a great weekend everyone, and do not forget Shoe Fair starts tomorrow.

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Hair: Amanda 3 – LeLutka

Skin: Plush – Sn@tch

Clothes: Rosalie Babydoll – 5th & Oxford

Shoes/Boots: Wonder – Kalnins

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Hair Rose – Essentia

My Tote Bag (tinted) – Milk Motion -  50L Friday item of past weeks

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Reel Expression

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Amanda – LeLutka

Skin: Plush – Sn@tch

Clothes: Narita Swimsuit – 5th & Oxford

Sculpted Sarong – Fishing prize – Exodi

Shoes/Boots: Wonder – Kalnins

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Hair Rose – Essentia

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Reel Expression

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

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Hair: Amanda 2 – LeLutka

Skin: Plush – Sn@tch

Clothes: Roller Romper , Tube Socks, Rainbow Sweatbands – BOOM

Shoes/Boots: Lo Top Rollerskates – AnaMations

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Armwarmers – Maitreya

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

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Hair: Deja Vu – LeLutka

Skin: Plush – Sn@tch

Clothes: Project Themeory Beach Bash – BOOM

Shoes/Boots: Espadrilles – GOS

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : !Bang

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

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Hair: Lake – LeLutka

Skin: Plush – Sn@tch

Clothes: Bodacious Top – BOOM

Petite Black, Ibiza Bikini, Sweaterdress, Slutty Skirt – Luck Inc

Shoes/Boots: Enya Boots – Kookie

Accessories/Jewelry:

Take it easy Tote – BOOM

Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORKable

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

It isn’t beans on toast but equally yummy

Joelle

I saw the release notice and squeeled, then later that night when I was able to off I went dragging Newdoll along with me.While we were there trying on demos, we were nattering away about different things, Hair Fair and upcoming events, such as Shoe Fair. It is an incredible amount of charity work that is done by Second Life residents each year, truly amazing, and yet we never seem to get the press for it ? why is that I wonder? not sensational enough maybe?

Then we tpd back to The Deck, and I gave Newdolly a crash course in Kirstens Viewer, it is a bit less daunting than the regular 2.1 in so much as you are able to get rid of that sidebar if you wish, or only open your inventory as usual. I prefer it because it gives shadows of perfection, due to Kirsten taking the time to develop for ATI cards. The most recent upgrade has also included the amazing new layer options. Which I was meant to go into the other night, and truly forgot to explain that was what I was using to allow me to have two tattoo’s on at the same time, which until 2.1 regular and Kirstens you could not do.

But it doesn’t stop with tattoo’s, you are able to now add up to 5 different options on the same layer. Now it is getting tricky, and you have to unlearn everything you have trained in wearing clothes up until now lol. With the new system it is a return to dressing as we do in RL not SL. Think in terms of layering RL, you cannot put on layers that go under, after the fact. Also there are two dressing options, wear or add. Wear is as usual the one that just replaces what you already have on, with new.

So lets work on an example. You have a shirt you like to wear untucked, that is made on either the jacket layer, or extended using the pants layer. You would love to wear it with your favourite pants but they only come on the pants layer, and you really want to wear a jacket as well. So the way the older viewers work you couldn’t. Now though, you would wear the favourite pants first, then ADD the pants layer extender of the shirt, then the top of the shirt on the shirt layer, and lastly put on a jacket.

I hope that makes sense. Anyway just remember if you want to wear another item of the same layer type use the add option not wear, and do them in the order from inside out.

Now back to the squeeling, the hairbase tattoos and hairknot buns I have on are all from Amacci and my goodness they are fabulous. These do not include the brows, but with over 40 colours to choose from, or like me grab the whole pack – the price is awesome – you will be set for hairbases for life. The buns are elegeant and full, and the hair line is just gorgeous and will go with so many other stores hair textures too

As soon as I put on the white one, I knew what skin I wanted to feature with it, the perfect ivory tone and lighter than light brows in the Hope skin by Tuli. The blue make up too was just perfect to show the first of the lovely Joelle dresses, I knew what kind of style I wanted to wear for the look, and knew just were to go to get it. SySy Designs has such a lovely collection of dresses from casual/dressy daywear like this one, to high voltage evening wear. I think though that for a while at least, the Joelle will be one of my favourite SySy designs.

I continued with other skins by Tuli, just for the range in tones and looks, all complimenting the gorgeous hairbases. I would love if Carina would do a fantasy coloured pack in the bases too, because I really really wanted to see them in other colours lol.

Have an awesome day/night…

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Hair: Hair Knot & Base Tattoo – Amacci

Skin: Hope, Sayuri, Eva, Faith – Tuli

Clothes:  Joelle Dress – SySy Designs

Shoes/Boots:

Espadrilles – GOS

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Casablanca Set Silver – Essentia

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : SLC Body Language

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

O to the B to the Noxious

Bia

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Ever since I saw a sneak peak at this skin in an ad for another item, I was smitten. I have been waiting impatiently, and finally today it was released.

This is Bianca, the latest release from Adam n Eve, a pouty and sexy skin, with 12 make ups and four beautiful tones. There are two skins in the pack, one with and one without cleavage enhancement, as well as a whole lot of hair base and down there options on tattoo layers. The manicure and pedicure sets also come with as usual, so you get lots and lots of bang for your buck.

The make ups are fabulous, and Sachi said that in the future she plans on doing more make ups as separate layers, so yay for that to look forward to. I noticed a subtle difference in the tummy area, so make sure you DEMO DEMO DEMO these skins because they are lush.

The Edge dress is also by Adam n Eve and its a great Micro mini, but also has a flexi fuller mini skirt option, if the micro isn’t how you roll.

New skin deserves delish new hair, and the three newest styles from Magika are todays treat. The one on the right is such pirate hair, I can just see guys that RP giving that one a run. Texture change bands too, so lots of fun to mix with your wardrobe, and I couldn’t resist wearing the booty bay boots with it .lol.

I got new nails this week, aren’t they Speshul. As obnoxious as all get out, that is why I loves them. Blinged up and fabulously long…I got them in hot pink as well :P, you know you want some too lol.

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Hair: Clair , Gwen, Tammy, Katie- Magika

Skin: Bianca – Adam n Eve

Clothes: Edge Dress – Adam n Eve

Charcoal Pinstripe Blazer – Armidi

Sculpted Socks – Maitreya

Shoes/Boots: Samara – Adam n Eve

MMMBoots – Maison Broceliande

Accessories/Jewelry:

Hair Rose , Cathedral Necklace Essentia

Lashes – LeLutka

Gypsy Nails – MonS

Knit Stole – SDB

Eyes by :

Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Urban Tan

Summer

Summer lovin Urban style, with new hair and new and improved jewelry I am stylin all the way to the surf.

I am so excited that Essentia has recently updated one of my fav sets, Jaydie was created as originally a tigers eye set for Jaydie a long time friend of ours, who one day pined over the lack at the time of tigers eye jewelry. So Fia made this set for her and it was a hit, recently he has updated it so that now it not only comes in all his hand made gemstones textures but also silver or gold options at a click menu. So while wearing all these beautiful summer colours I was able to change my jewelry to match, WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

The bikinis and cute little sporty skirts are new releases by Urbanity, such fun for either strolling down to the beach, or playing your favourite summertime sport. Which can be either volleyball or watching the gender of your choice get their own sun and fun lol. The ruffles are so cute on these skirts and without the prim attachment, you can actually wear them as sporty little shorties too.

LeLutka is warming up for Hair Fair, with the release of 4 new stunner styles. Five were actually released but the hat hair is more of a unisexy suity style than swimsuity style. Feeling all tropicana, I went with the Tuli The Deck Exclusive skin, she created it to only be sold at her The Deck store – yay us – and with the beachy like theme of the sim, she wanted to have something that worked with that. I think it rocks, but not just for summery colours, but also as a definite out there make up.

All the poses I am using are from Glitterati and don’t forget they are still having their SALE until the 21st , bargains to be found.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Luisa, Olja, Becks, Gwyn – LeLutka

Skin: The Deck Exclusive – Tuli ( Tuli @ The Deck )

Clothes: Summertime Bikini’s, Ruffled Sport Skirts – Urbanity

Shoes/Boots: Desert Flats – Sand Shack Surf

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Jaydie Set – Essentia (now texture change)

Eyes by :

Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Yabba Dabba Yum Yum

Pebbles

Yonks ago I did a post about Pebbles of the Now, fashion wise what I think she would wear. Todays dress and look is totally going that route again. I have always been a Flintstones fan, and wanted to be Pebbles when I was little. I should have done this post with all red hair, but who knows, maybe she dyed it when she got older lol.

The Posh dress is a release by DCNY, the dress comes with the stunning lace under or over shirt, with many clothing layers to style how you want to. The tigerstripes on a pastel background are yum, and the lace top is going to be an absolute staple for so many looks. I even threw on a belt to make the dress bottom look like a skirt, just to have even more versatility.

I am of course wearing the bra top by Maitreya underneath, but you can opt for no bra or different styled one. The possibilities are endless.

The shoes I am wearing are the latest from Kalnins, they are the Yolande and every time I blog Kalnins for some reason even though the colour options vary so much from style to style, they always work with what I plan to blog, bloggers fate for sure. The style are great for dressy or casual, and the zip front make them realistic to slip into. You as usual also get different options for colouring due to the individual areas all having their own options.

The poses I am using are all Glitterati, they extended their poses SALE, and until the 21st most of the store has been reduced to 100L a set, so make sure not to miss out on that…also if you have any store cards, use them now as they wont be accepted after that.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

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Hair: Brande 2 – Fri.day

Skin: Lola – LeLutka

Clothes: Posh Dress – DCNY

Allure Bra top – Maitreya

Shoes/Boots: Yolande – Kalnins

Accessories/Jewelry:

Lashes – LeLutka

Hair Roses, Tortoiseshell Bangles – Essentia

Jolie Pied Nails – SLink

Belt – Veschi

Eyes by :

Fusemelon

Poses by :

Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck