Just a few new things that I’ve picked up lately. RL commitments sometimes make it hard to blog all the lovely things I pick up at sales and special events in SL. Today I have a few things from Collabor88 and the Saturday sale.

On the left from the Collabor88 August round. It’s Collabor88’s 8th Anniversary and the theme is Stardust. I scooped the Posh Dress from Pixicat in this black and silver stripe. For accessories I grabbed the Kiko shoes from Ingenue in Noir, and added jewellery from Yummy and LaGyo.

The Galaxy rings from Yummy include a hud with 3 metals and 6 gem colours, as well as the ability to turn the rings on or off. (see close up below) I’m also wearing the Stardust necklace from LaGyo. This comes in silver or gold (sold separately) with options to wear the necklaces individually or as a set, and a hud with 8 colours for the choker ribbon and 8 gem colours. The Brianna hair from Wasabi has a styling hud as well as options to mix and match the barrettes, I bought the blonde pack which has 10 shades, and the same 10 with roots. I enhanced my look with eye and lip makeup from Cazimi and basic black nails from my Maitreya Lara hud.

In the outfit on the right I’m wearing the V Neck sweater from Tres Blah which is out now for the Saturday Sale, just 75L per colour. I bought Teal (shown) , Grape, and Black (of course). I also bought the Otreya sandals from Gos in silver at this week’s sale. (also available in gold and rose gold for 75L each).

I chose the Elixir hair from Truth which I love. I prefer a side part and this casual messy bun is perfection. I chose the Selection pack which includes 32 colour options, 16 naturals, 8 colours, 8 with roots. The stylist is incorporated into the colour hud and you can choose left or right side swept bangs, a centre part, or no bangs, as well as turning the wisps on and off.

This Solar System necklace and earrings set is from Yummy, it was from July’s Collabor88, and the HUD includes 3 metals and 6 choices of colour combination. I love Yummy jewellery so much, I can’t resist when Polyester Partridge has a new release!

I enhanced my favourite Pink Fuel Emiri skin with the Space Unicorn makeup from Alaskametro (lips and eyes) as well as the Beachcomb nail appliers, also from Alaskametro.

Poses as always are my own, available at Estetica inworld store or on the Marketplace. Facial expressions are from the LeLutka Aida hud.

Details Left:
Dress: Pixicat – Posh Dress (stripes) August Collabor88
Shoes: Ingenue – Kiko (noir) August Collabor88
Hair: Wasabi – Brianni (blondes) August Collabor88
Necklace: LaGyo – Stardust (silver) August Collabor88
Rings: Yummy – Galaxy Rings August Collabor88
Makeup: Cazimi – Smoke Show Eyeshadows, Everyday Lip Tint

Details Right:
Sweater: Tres Blah – V neck Sweater (teal)
Shorts: Fashionably Dead – High waisted cutoffs (black)
Shoes: Gos Boutique – Otreya Sandals (silver)
Jewellery: Yummy – Solar System set, Galaxy Rings
Makeup: Alaskametro – Space Unicorn
Nails: Alaskametro – Beachcomb nails
Hair: Truth – Elixir (blondes)

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri # 16, Maitreya body applier (crystal)

Poses: Estetica Mainstore or Marketplace

Making a new home in Second Life

Since I’ve been back in Second Life I’ve enjoyed getting back into decorating. I was living in skyboxes and smaller homes but I picked up the Barnesworth Anubis La Jolla House 2.0 at the June round of Collabor88 and I’ve been playing with decor in there ever since.

There are so many amazing stores for furniture and home decor in SL, and mesh has made it possible to get incredibly detailed objects that are still very low land impact.

Fancy Decor had a July sale and I scooped quite a few new things, including the Grantaire sofa and the table with frames seen above.

I love decorating with books in both lives, and I enjoyed styling these shelves from Fancy Decor with books and items from there and from Apple Fall.

Speaking of Apple Fall, last week he had a new release for Fifty Linden Friday and I brought home the Holyoke table and bench, Miami dining chairs, as well as the tray with books and nectarines and the sparkling waters. Now my terrace is a stylish place to sit and pretend to eat!

I don’t know why I need an SL bedroom, I never even sit on the bed! But it’s there so I styled it with some lovely items from Fancy Decor and Apple Fall. I put in the panelling over a window that faces directly at a neighbour. These more traditional furnishings are perhaps less suited to the modern lines of the La Jolla house, but the panelling and the long Charleston Curtains from Apple Fall make this sanctuary fit.


Living Room 1: From Apple Fall – Althea rug (antique dark), Hydrangea bunch, Ornamental Elephant, Rustic Cart Coffee table. From Fancy Decor – Grantaire Sofa (pg), Wire side table, Table and frame set, Vintage handled vases. From Architect – Cobalt table lamp. From {what next} Bailey armchairs (texture change), Oasis Bloom Prickly Pear and Tall Cactus. From Mithral – Arrowhead plant diamond pot. From Hive – Hanging devil’s ivy plant.

Living Room 2: From Fancy Decor – Bernard Shelves, Book Lamp, Prescott Leaning books and urn, Bracket book ends, Dipped side table, potted succulent. From Apple Fall – Coral Specimen, Pumpkin cloche, Plaster horse, Books Arrangement 2. From Trompe L’Oeil – Vinyl Afternoon Record Player (jazz). From Mithral – Wall mounted pothos, Arrowhead plant. From Hive – Lucky heart plant, hanging devil’s ivy plant. From Sway – Flowerpot with monstera. From Tarte – Marquee letter A

Terrace: Apple Fall Holyoke Dining Table and Bench, Miami Dining chair, book and nectarines tray, Lemon and lime water, Lemonade bucket, Bay lead topiary. From West Village (by Apple Fall) Blueberry Muffins, Seeded bread and Azoychka Tomatoes, Cape Lead Lattice Planter.

Bedroom 1: From Fancy Decor – Cavalieri Bed (pg, tinted), Colleen Lamp (silver, tinted), Rameau side tables (silver), Fireplace, Marble artwork, Chain frame, clasp boxes, Simple wall panel. From Apple Fall – Althea rug (antique dark), An Lar Toile chair, West Village Charleston Curtains, West Village Heart Eucalyptus Spray. From {what next} Bailey tray with coffee and roses, Monterey Lounger and Parasol (outside window), Charlotte frames (with art changed). From Ariskea – La Coco roses vase.

Bedroom 2: From Fancy Decor – Cavalieri Bed (pg, tinted), Colleen Lamp (silver, tinted), Rameau side tables (silver), Fireplace, Marble artwork, Chain frame, clasp boxes, Simple wall panel, Colleen Mirror (silver), Crawford Cabinet (white), Marble Lamp, Wire pyramids. From Apple Fall – Althea rug (antique dark), An Lar Toile chair, West Village Charleston Curtains, West Village Heart Eucalyptus Spray. From {what next} Bailey tray with coffee and roses, Charlotte frames (with art changed). From Ariskea – La Coco roses vase. From Tres Blah – Jolie Makeup organizer, Platter of treasures, Round cloche.

Fancy Decor
Apple Fall
Barnesworth Anubis
{what next}
Mithral Apothecary
Tres Blah

Trompe L’Oeil

I’ve been mostly MIA from SL for the past week with a nasty stomach bug that I’m still not quite over, so I’ve been wearing this for a week!

I bought this cute polkadot ruffled dress from Pixicat at FLF a couple of weeks ago, as well as these hot Khloe buckled platforms from Gos.

The hair is from Limerence, it’s the Samanta hair which I actually spotted on a FLF shopper and did a cheeky “inspect” to find the creator! I took a bunch of photos with various older necklaces from my inventory but then saw this Cherish pearl necklace from Michan at Flourish and retook the photos. Although you really can’t see in this picture I also picked up the Free Spirit rings from Yummy which are an older set but so gorgeous. I’ll take a close up with them for my next post because they really deserve a spotlight!

I headed over to Chouchou to snap some photos, and made a new pose that will be in my next release for Estetica.

Dress: Pixicat – Ruffle.Dress (Dotts)
Shoes: Gos Boutique – Khloe Platforms (Metallic)
Hair: Limerence – Samanta (browns)
Necklace: Michan – Cherish Necklace – out now at Flourish
Rings: Yummy – Free Spirit Rings
Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin Applier: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 and Maitreya body in Crystal
Lips & Nails Applier: Cazimi – Bombshell Reds

Pose: Estetica (coming soon)

Spice up your Second Life

Today’s ootd started with the Miri dress and fanny pack from Miss Chelsea at Equal10. I bought the black first, but as I was styling it I was feeling a 90s Spice girls vibe so I went back and picked up the leopard print, too. This dress comes in 8 colour or print options, and there’s a plaid shirt to tie around the waist, too. I went for the fanny pack in colour pack one because I always need to buy the black one.

I styled it with these chunky heeled, strappy Adelaide platform sandals from Essenz which are very similar to a pair I owned in the 90s! Although the heel on mine was much more blocky, and they weren’t as high because no way could I walk in these!

I needed some poses to complement the fanny pack so I made these 2. They are fitted to the Miri fanny pack but I tried them with one from Canimal too and they worked pretty well. I’m going to put the pair of them in the Estetica Mainstore as cheapies, L$2 for the pair.

Dress: Miss Chelsea – Miri Dress (leopard) at Equal10
Bag: Miss Chelsea – Miri Fanny pack (colour pack 1 – 4 colour hud)
Shoes: Essenz – Adelaide (black – pack 1)
Hair: Truth – Nylah (multitone 1, includes styling and accessory hud)
Jewellery: Ilayah – Sophia and Sofia set – Fameshed May round
toksik – Hook necklace (group gift)
Yummy – Minimalist rings
Nails & Lips Appliers: Cazimi – Bombshell Reds
Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 LeLutka, Maitreya Lara in Crystal
Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Poses: Estetica – fanny pack cheapies!

Today’s outfit started with a trip to Truth to pick up this gorgeous Oasis hair (brunettes pack). As always the styling hud gives you great options, wear it with either side forward, or both back. Love the soft waves, and a side part is always my preference.

I picked up this beautiful Valentina E. dress at last week’s Fifty Linden Friday in royal, but it comes in many colours and patterns. Love the drape of the neckline flattering your décolletage, and the pencil skirt falls to a modest length just below the knee. I styled it with the Dale Heels from Ingénue that are available at the May round of Collabor88. For jewellery I chose the Levi necklace from Minimal, Metal Bangles from Schadenfreude (also at Collabor88 for May) and the Minimalist rings from Yummy.

I went looking for a photo location and found Missing Melody on the SL recommended destinations. There were quite a few people there taking pics!


Hair: Truth – Oasis (brunettes)
Dress: Valentina E. – Kaia (royal)
Shoes: Ingénue – Dale Heels (ebon) At Collabor88
Necklace: Minimal – Levi necklace (silver)
Rings: Yummy – Minimalist Rings (colour change)
Bracelets: Schadenfreude – Metal Bangles (colour change)
Body: Maitreya – Lara (with skin from Hud by Glam Affair)
Head: LeLutka – Aida
Skin (face): Glam Affair – Mimi
Nails & Lips: Cazimi – Bombshell Reds

Pose: Estetica (coming soon!)

Collabor88 May round

Collabor88’s May round is out and the theme is Southwestern Summer. I immediately scooped the Turquoise Stone set from Yummy. It comes with a multi-strand necklace and bracelet, and a ring. The colour change hud allows you to change the metal to gold or silver (ring and spacer beads) and there are 4 different stone options. I’m also wearing the bangles from Schadenfreude, there are 2 options, Metal Bangles, and Nugget Bangles. Each set comes with 5 different widths and there’s a hud with 5 metals, and 6 stones (for the Nugget bangles). Unfortunately you can’t see it well here so I took another photo on my building platform:

I also bought this beautiful hair from Stealthic, called Mirage. I go for the brunettes package as I really love this particular texture. It’s the lightest of the brunettes, the blondes are all very light to my eye. Love the high and low lights in this texture and the colour is perfect with my Pink Fuel skin.

At Très Blah I bought the Flared Jeans in Original Wash, and the Aspen tunic in black. The tunic comes with a hud to change the belt and bra colours. So many options. I love that. You can choose from 23 bra colours or hide the bra, and the belt comes in gold or silver buckle with 6 colours for the braided leather. Although you can’t see the bottom of the jeans here, they come in 2 options to wear with heels or flats.

I spent way too long looking for the perfect background. That’s the thing about blogging, it takes a lot of time. Not just the money and time to put together the outfit, but time to find a location and get the shot. My computer is on the older side, and it does struggle once the graphics are cranked up, which definitely prolongs the process. I ended up on the Baja Shore sim, these are rental sims but each has some public areas where you can take pictures. Just be careful not to infringe on the homes.

My poses are my own, from Estetica: bijou 6 bento poses with mirrors, available at Pose Fair and at my main store.

From Collabor88 May 2019 round:
Hair: Stealthic - Mirage (brunettes)
Top: Très Blah - Aspen (black)
Jeans: Très Blah - Flared Jeans (original wash)
Turquoise jewellery: Yummy - Turquoise set 
Bangles: Schadenfreude - Metal Bangles and Nugget Bangle Bracelets

Other details:
Skin appliers: Pink Fuel - Emiri #16 (crystal) and Maitreya Body applier (crystal)
Mesh Head: LeLutka - Aida
Mesh Body: Maitreya - Lara
Lipstick applier: Cazimi Applied Beauty - Everyday Lip Tint
Nail applier: Cazimi - Fruity nails
Pose: Estetica - bijou 6 bento poses with mirrors
Rings on right hand: Minimal - Eva rings silver


I’m having one of those days. I tried to log into the Estetica Flickr and since I’ve forgotten my password I got logged out. May have to make a whole new account. Still, I’m looking cute.


Pose: from an upcoming Estetica pose pack.
Dress: Pixicat – T-shirt dress (black)
Shoes: Gos boutique– Star Boots (black) out now at Fameshed!
Bag: Reign – Slouchy tote bag (emotional baggage)
Earrings: Punch – Giant hoops Fameshed 7th Anniversary gift!
Sunglasses: Reign – Hipster Glasses (ombré black)
Fishnet stockings: Seamless Stockings (marketplace)
Hair: Ade – Dangerous (browns)
Skin appliers : Belleza – Hazel 50L Friday this week
Mesh head: LeLutka – Aida
Mesh body: Maitreya – Lara
Background: Stealthic x Toksik – Studio gacha

Mon Tissu is back! ♥

The May round of Fameshed kicked off with a bang! It’s the 7 year anniversary of the event, and tons of the creators have placed a gift for the members of the Fameshed update group.

Even more exciting to us oldbies is the return of Mon Tissu! I was sad to see that they were gone when I returned to SL after my 6 year hiatus. But creators Emma Gilmour and Julliette Westerburg (of Surf Couture and Très Blah fame, respectively) are joined by Apple Fall. What a dream team of creators! Their first collection is a little one, but includes the Lulu camisole and Daisy slacks, the Classic trainers, Signature handbag, and ❤ Sunglasses. All of the items are of course beautifully made and textured.

I headed to the Apple Fall mainstore to take a picture in my new things. I ended up outside the front door because my computer was struggling with all the textures once I cranked my settings up.

My pose is from one of the new releases at my reopened mainstore, modified by the bag hold.

Excitingly, Pose Fair opens tomorrow! I have a tiny little booth with 3 new exclusives, and my other 2 new packs are there too. Do stop by, and don’t forget to join the Pose Fair lovers group to pick up the free gift in my booth! My Mainstore is also open, with only 2 new pose packs, but there’s a TP to the basement with a bunch of old poses that have been permanently marked down!


  • Clothing: Mon Tissu – Lulu camisole in grey and Daisy slacks in black. Fameshed May round
  • Shoes: Mon Tissu – Classic trainers in black
  • Sunglasses: Mon Tissu – ❤ sunglasses in black
  • Bag: Mon Tissu – Signature bag in black
  • Jewellery: Yummy – Secondhand necklace and Art Deco rings
  • Hair: Truth – Halona (updo) in Multitone 1
  • Skin: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 for LeLutka, Maitreya Lara body applier
  • Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida
  • Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
  • Pose: Estetica – Ingenue (modified by bag hold)

Working on a thing…

I haven’t posted here because I’ve been hard at work making new poses for the rebirth of my store, Estetica. I’m planning to have it up with a minimal stock and a sale on pre-bento poses by May 1.

It’s been a lot of fun getting back into the swing of making new poses, and bento hands adds a whole new dimension. I forgot how long it takes to make a pose and have it work the way you want it too. A whole lot of testing on the beta grid to ensure it’s just right.

I’m having fun as usual buying new things to style the vendor pictures, too. But I haven’t been taking blog pictures the last few weeks as a result.

Details: Top: Tres Blah at April Fameshed Hair: Stealthic – Intrepid Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara, Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida, Skin: Pink Fuel – Emiri, Nails: Cazimi – Bismuth nails, Sunglasses: Zaara – Goa Party gacha, Jewellery: Yummy: Minimalist rings, OM necklace Pose: estetica – coming soon!

Tres Blah – Ella Dress (Collabor88 April)

April 11 Tres Blah 2 girls

Tres Blah released the lovely Ella dress for the April round of Collabor88 and I was lucky enough to win a fatpack! Designer Julliette Westerberg gave away 3 fatpacks to residents who liked and shared her FB post about the new release. Thanks so much, Julliette, it’s very generous of you! I had been struggling to decide which colour to buy, especially since I really liked the striped seersucker pink and blue which are only in the fatpack! There are 16 colours to choose from individually, and if you purchase the fatpack you get 10 more colours! The dress also includes underpants to preserve your modesty.

Since I had so many to choose from in the fatpack, I decided to make 2 looks showing how one dress can fit very different styles. On the left I went for a dark and edgy look and on the right a much softer style in shades of pink.

For the more gothic style I added the Ingenue Anna heels in Noir, which are also available at this month’s Collabor88 (12 colours, L$188 each) and on the right I picked up a former Ingenue gacha on the marketplace, these are the Carmen wedgese in blush. Likewise I bought both the handbags on the marketplace, they are former gachas from Zenith. The Leather bone handbag in grey from the Halloween dressing gacha is styled with the black dress, and the Spring rattan handbag in pink with the striped dress.

I finally made it back to the sale at Truth Hair (70% off!) and purchased the 2 styles above, on the left is Parker, which comes with or without a baseball cap, and has lots of styling options. On the right is Apple, which comes with the updo seen here, and a half updo, also with lots of options to change the bangs, wisps etc. I bought both in Multitone1 pack which I like because it has a great selection, whether you want to be a blonde, brunette, redhead, or have black or grey hair on a given day, the choices are there. With the sale the Multitone packs are L$120 which is a great deal. The sale runs til April 14th.

April 11 Tres Blah 2 girls close

It’s all in the details and I chose jewellery from Yummy to complete both looks. On the left, the Enamel rose choker and earrings, which is hud enabled with 3 metals, 6 gem colours, and 6 rose colours, plus a multicolour rose option. Although they are are hard to see in the picture above, I also chose the Minimalist rings for the pink look.

On the right, I went with the Bang Bang choker from Yummy, this multilayer necklace has 4 metals and 6 gem colours in the hud. I added the Art Deco rings which also have 3 metal options and 8 gem options.

For skin and makeup, I went light on the soft look with my favourite Pink Fuel Emiri skin #16 (rare) in the crystal tone, with no added makeup. On the right I chose Glam Affair Mimi in tone 3 and layered on the Moody eyeshadow and lipstick appliers from Nylon Outfitters. I also grabbed the Shades of Red nail appliers from [Encore] on the marketplace since I wanted a deeper red than my Maitreya hud includes.

Phew! That was a lot. If you read this and make it this far, thanks. All poses are my own, non bento poses. I’m working on making a bunch of new bento poses which is fun but very time consuming.


Dress: Tres Blah – Ella Dress (fatpack) – out now at Collabor88

Shoes: Ingenue – Anna Heels – noir – out now at Collabor88, Carmen wedges in rose, marketplace (older gacha item, gacha still in mainstore)

Handbags: Zenith – Leather bone handbag (grey), Spring Rattan handback (pink) marketplace (older gacha items, gachas are still in mainstore)

Jewellery: (Yummy) – Bang Bang Choker, Enamel Rose choker, Art Deco rings, Minimalist rings

Hair: Truth xL&B – Parker, Truth – Apple both multitone 1 packs

Skin appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 & Maitreya body in Crystal,     Glam Affair – Mimi

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida     Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Poses: estetica non bento poses, using body hud for hands