Be Mine

Be-Mine
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Whether you adore or loathe Valentine’s Day… love is always in style!

CREDITS:
Dress: :Valentina E. Slave For Love Chained Dress
Shoes: Glamistry : ASTER Heels
Bracelets & Ring: Magpie Jewelry
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Thalia
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Pose: Nantra

Love is Shady, Love is Tragic

Love is Shady
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I’m not entirely sure how this photo developed — it’s a little dark for the month of love and hearts, which was not my intention. I love LOVE and all that celebrates it! I think this came from my affection for all things black and white … and started with this lovely dress from Valentina E., a previous FaMESHed release.

Love is Shady

To see my after-hours photo, and other pictures featuring the Maitreya mesh body, check out these albums:

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Nude/Semi-Nude Photo Album (restricted and moderate)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Dressed Photo Album (safe)

CREDITS:
Dress: V.e. You Won’t Forget Me Dress
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry
Shoes: fri. – Cora.Heels (Coal)
Hair: >TRUTH< Leesa – carrot
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia
Eye Makeup: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Eyes Makeup 02
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick 01 H
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Poses: Axix

SET:
Wall Hanging: DIGS
Chair: Floorplan
French Bulldog: Vooner Voom

When I Am Queen

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In church last week I saw a beautiful third grader wearing a fluffy dress and a sparkly tiara. She was participating in a right of passage in our church, and she honored the occasion with her most precious attire. I love SL because I can wear a gown and tiara whenever I am moved to do so. Very precious.

Find this tiara and the rest of the jewelry set in a variety of colors at the Liaison Collaborative for a few more days.

CREDITS
Dress: Baiastice_Kylie Dress-Print Nichel
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Pearl Bracelet, Crown, Earrings, Necklace tahiti (at The Liaison Collab.)
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia Jamaica
Eye Makeup: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Eyes Makeup
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Eyelashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Felicity
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism
Pose: Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)
Location: The Rose Theater / Angel Manor

Cherry Baby

Cherry, baby
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I don’t usually wear a lot of red, but I was totally seduced by this new lingerie from Luxuria. This was out for 50L Friday, but I think Roslin often puts out multiple colors of these sets at some point, so keep an eye out. One of my favorite things to wear with my mesh bodies is lingerie, and you can never have too much!

The cherry version of the Cora heels from fri.day are a perfect complement to this feminine outfit. The heels are out at this round of Collabor88, which will be open ’til around the 6th of February. I loved these so much that I bought every color!

To see my after-the-photoshoot shots, and other pictures featuring the Maitreya mesh body, check out these albums:

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Nude Photo Album (restricted and moderate)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Dressed Photo Album (safe)

Cherry, baby

CREDITS
Lingerie: Luxuria
Shoes: fri. – Cora.Heels (Cherry) [Jan. Collabor88]
Jewelry: Concrete Flowers Cherry Earrings and Necklace
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Echo
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism
Pose: Juicy – ShoeFair3

Who I Am With You

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I love a flirty, romantic date dress, and this one from Valentina E. is beautiful! I think I’m going to have to find my favorite guy and get him to take me out tonight! I’m wearing it over the Maitreya mesh body, and it works quite well. The breast alpha cuts didn’t quite do the job by themselves, but it worked fine with a little slider adjustment. It’s hard to see in this picture, but in case you missed it, I want to mention that Glam Affair has released a cleavage applier for the Maitreya body, which makes me, and my date, very happy!

I wear a lot of Truth Hair, and of course I love it all, but I don’t always give it special mention. This style is one of my biggest favorites right now! It’s lovely and flattering, and I will be wearing it a lot! Try it on for yourself and see~  (there’s a different view of it at the bottom of this post)

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CREDITS
Dress: :Valentina E ~ I Will Break Your Heart Dress ~ Dove (Jan Collabor88)
Shoes: fri. – Cora.Heels (Silver) – Maitreya (Jan Collabor88)
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Earrings & Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry ~ Electra Unicorn Horn (Jan Collabor88)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Echo
Poses: Marukin (Jan Collabor88)

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I Hope You Get Lonely Tonight

vixen
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Tonight I’m wearing Maitreya’s very recently released fitted mesh dress for the Lara mesh body, and it doesn’t disappoint! As you can see, I’ve created a much more curvy shape than I have worn in the past — definitely not standard sizing. What a pleasure to put this dress on and have it fit perfectly without tweaking a single slider, or turning on an alpha cut. This is the epitome of easy dressing! And, of course, it has the beauty and quality you can count on from Maitreya. The dress is available in 8 different colors, and you can find it near the mesh body vendor.

CREDITS
Dress: Maitreya * Vixen Dress Cerulean *
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Flower Scorpian Claw
Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Rings – Khaleesi’s Ring Of Power
Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer – Bangle – Athena
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia Jamaica – Base E
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick (Jamaica) 01 B
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Hair: Magika [Hair] Lemon
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0
Pose: Reel Expressions (no longer available)

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Nude Photo Album (restricted)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Dressed Photo Album (safe)

Lazy Bones

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And be sure to check out my album links for the Maitreya Mesh body at the end of the post!

This week, I’ve been reflecting on some of the things I want to make space for in my SL. This year, I want to deal with my serious case of “lazy”! I am lazy. Or maybe to put it another way, when I log into SL, I can think of 5 million things I’d rather do than mess with my inventory, fiddle with stuff, or figure out how things really work! This year, I want to make more time for that stuff. And a big thing I’m working on figuring out are mesh bodies. There’s a learning curve, and it takes some fiddling, at least at first, but I’m determined to give it a good shot this year. Towards that end, I’m forcing myself to take time to actually work with the bodies — shape them and dress them. And, because I am first and foremost a blogger — I’ll be taking pictures along the way!

I’m working with the new Maitreya Mesh Body right now, and enjoying it tremendously. I’ve been wearing it so much since it came out, I beginning to see what I’ve heard reported from other daily-wearers — the system avatar starts to look pretty rough next to it! It will probably be a long time before I can give up the system avatar entirely, but the development of the mesh bodies is really exciting — and I’m looking forward to seeing how far it can go.

In case you want to see photos of the body itself in all it’s glory, or you want to follow along with my styling efforts, be sure to check out my dedicated photo albums, linked here:

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Nude Photo Album (restricted)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara : Dressed Photo Album (safe)

CREDITS
Top: .: Somnia :. Snow Top
Jeans: Maitreya Boyfriend Jeans Slim – Faded
Bracelet: Eudora 3D Adis Bracelet Copper
Shoes: Maitreya Gold Liaison – Coral High-Feet
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Clover
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia Jamaica – Base E
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Freckles:[Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Pose: oOo Studio

Adventuring

adventure-full
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In 2015, I hope to create more time and opportunities for adventuring around the grid. I tend to take most of my pictures in my studio, or on my own property because I seem to find location shoots frustrating and overwhelming for a lot of reasons. But I so love all of the location shots I see from other bloggers! And, of course, my friends and my dates like to go places on occasion! There is certainly no lack of interesting places to go. Hopefully the more I practice location shoots, the better I will get :) Happy Adventuring!

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CREDITS
Vest: .Atomic. {Faux Fur Vest} Set 1
Shorts: Maitreya * Faded * BF Jeans Shorts
Boots: !APHORISM! Cavalry Boots – Tan
Necklace: Cae :: Gravity :: Necklace
Bracelet: Fenris Leather Cuff ~silentparrow!~
Bag: ANE Holster Bag Brown 01 Leather
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia Jamaica – Base E
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick (Jamaica) 01 B
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nova
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Pose: Reel Expressions (no longer available)
Location: Prehistorica

Celebrate

celebrate
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Although it is not always a popular thought, I’m very fond of New Year’s Resolutions. I like thinking about goals and dreams, with time stretching out in front of me to work towards them. I like to think that even if I don’t reach them, I will have moved in that direction just by having first formed the intention. This year, though, I’m changing the question just a bit. This year I’m asking myself what I want to create in 2015. My goal is to celebrate the space and time I make in my life, whether RL or SL. In SL, I want to create space for a new intimate relationship, as well as close friendships. I want to create time and space for having adventures, pursuing creative expression, and enjoying my time here. I have a pretty good idea that I will have something to celebrate all year long!

Dress: [Cynful] She Bad Denim
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tie Mask Handcuffs – Small
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Neria
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia Jamaica – Base E
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick (Jamaica) 01 G
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (XS)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0
Pose: oOo Studio
Table: Schadenfreude Nemean Drum Table
Champagne: [ kunst ] – Champ. bottle / Brut

Meditation on a New Year

winter-white
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This is one of my most favorite times of the year. Possibility seems to stretch out in front of me as far as I can see. 2014 is over, for better or worse. 2016 is beyond the far horizon. But 2015 is clean and fresh and waiting for me to step out into it. I hope you’ll be seeing just a little more of me in SL this year. Have a blessed new year!

CREDITS
Jacket: Rebel Hope Lauren Mesh Leather Jacket
Skirt: Rebel Hope Jess Mesh Skirt
Gloves: Rebel Hope Leather Mesh Laced Gloves
Scarf: Rebel Hope Mesh Wrap Scarf
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sian
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II – Jamaica 03 C
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Pose: Marukin
Trees: Botanical
Snow: Studio Skye

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