.. going back in time ..


Sometimes you find a great outfit in Second Life that you just want to talk about.   I found the “Shirley” dress by !gO! at the Shiny Shabby round that opened today.  I generally love Gocha Merlin’s creations and this dress is no exception. It has an 1920’s vibe and the fit for my Maitreya body worked perfectly.  The texture is great and the bow is just perfect.


I decided it would be a great item to blog so I had to think of a good location.  I remembered that I had recently seen  that Jogi Schultz of Schultz Bros. had been building a early 20th century New York City for roleplay – and off I headed to the 1920’s New York Project.  Based upon the website, I knew that the project had recently been moved over to a full sim so I wanted to check it out.  The build is looking great even though it is still ‘in progress’.  It is definitely a scene that lends to an active role play story and adventure.


Initially you land in a train or subway station which looks great and provides the necessary information. As you ascent up the stairs, you will see a ticket booth attendant patiently ready to serve.  You then have the choice to teleport down to the project.  The build has an elevated railway, some great shops that are perfect for the era, a night club, coffee houses, cafes and a ballroom.  There is a waterfront with a park where you can just relax and visit with a passerby.  The textures are realistic and the architecture is quite true to life as well.


If you choose to visit, please note that you do have to be dressed appropriately for the era and if you haven’t had a chance to pick up this awesome dress by !gO!, you will find freebies at the entry point.


The Scene:
1920’s New York Project

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Octavia* NORDIC
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10 (Bento)
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA EYES *Intense* light grey
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Char   (February VIP Group Gift)
Earrings: EarthStones Simplicity Earring
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3
Dress: !gO! Shirley dress – Maitreya Lara (Shiny Shabby)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Shoes: Ingenue :: Marlene Oxford (Maitreya) :: Ivory (The Arcade – September 2016) @

oOo Studio Poses – Travelogue

.. the marfa collection ..


Nodnol Jameson has been a busy busy bee over the past weeks as she prepared for the opening of her new store – Kraftwork.  I shared the amazing store location last post and today I’m previewing her release for the “Lost and Found” event that opens tomorrow (November 22, 2016).  This set includes a sofa, small side table, a rug, a 2-frame set and a longhorn skull – all part of The Marfa Collection from Kraftwork.


In this second pic, the pose is from the sofa which has both single and couple poses. It’s great for 2 friends or a more romantic couple.  The cute little table holds a diary and the detail is so awesome.  The prints are simple but have such a sweet message.  The skull (seen in the top pic) is colorful and very detailed as well. And the rug has a fur texture that you could just bury your toes in.

Be sure to check out Kraftwork at this month’s Lost and Found starting tomorrow.  And to keep up with all the awesomeness that Nod is bringing to the grid – be sure to like the Kraftwork Facebook page too!


The Scene:
From Kraftwork – Release for Lost and Found opening November 22 @

  • KraftWork_Marfa_Bajio_Skull
  • KraftWork_Marfa_Cocoon_Sofa
  • KraftWork_Marfa_Diary_Table
  • KraftWork_Marfa_Love_You._Prints
  • KraftWork_Marfa_Rug

HPMD Trees
Cow Looking by Hannah Kozlowski
JIAN Lively Labs :: Chocolate Wander Pup (past Arcade) @
JIAN Lively Labs :: White Wander Pup (past Arcade) @

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: [theSkinnery] Daria Catwa Applier – Honey
Head: CATWA Head Annie v4.9
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Field
Hair: MINA Hair – Gizem (no materials) (Hairology)
Earrings: EarthStones Dragonfly Earring – Multi
Necklace: EarthStones Dragonfly Necklace – Multi
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3
Bracelet: EarthStones Dragonfly Cuff Bracelet – Multi
Ring: EarthStones Dragonfly Ring – Multi
Dress: !gO! Irena dress – Maitreya Lara
Sweater: !gO! Irena sweater – Maitreya Lara
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Facial Scars:  DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Cuts & Scars* No. 2
Shoes: Ingenue :: Bettine Heels (Maitreya) :: Dove (Collabor88)
Tattoo:  White Widow Chocolat


.. meaning to sing you the song ..

I had the opportunity to visit the Shiny Shabby event yesterday and I nearly bought one of everything!  I had fun meandering around the streets of the event, poking my head in to see what the creators have designed specifically for the February round. Shiny Shabby is described as “a flea market for new and weathered things”.  Those that love vintage and antique items in Second Life will be over the moon this round. So many things to choose from. But if you enjoy a more modern style, don’t despair.. there is plenty for you too!  The event opens in grand style at noon SLT today (February 20th). Take the time to visit this cool new event.

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We know so perfectly how to give birth to the monsters inside us,
but for reasons I will never figure out,
we have not the slightest clue of what to do with all the love.
~Christopher Poindexter

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You know you’re in trouble
When the spotlight is on you
When nothing can be trusted
And you don’t know what to do

Hold on to yourself
You’re just someone like me
And you’re slowly becoming
What you’re pretending to be

I’ve been meaning to sing you the song
I’ve been meaning to sing you the song for so long

And to all you good people
That were lost along the way
I have need for your smiles
And friendship today

All those magical nights
When our aim seemed so true
You of all must know the reason
I still feel like I do

I’ve been meaning to sing you the song
I’ve been meaning to sing you the song for so long

I must take to the stage
I need nerves of steel
No matter how weak
And how weightless I feel

I just wanted to come across strong
Who, really, who was I trying to fool

                           ~ From Sivert Høyem’s album “Exile”

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Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia II – Jamaica tone – 01 D
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Luna~ Envi Eye (Kustom9)
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Shabby hair – Naturals II (Shiny Shabby)
Necklace: ::: Krystal ::: Key to My Heart Necklace – Platinum
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Ring: ieQED jessi.rings.silver (Shiny Shabby)
Ring: EarthStones Mother’s Ring – 2 Stone
Top: ::C’est la vie !:: jiyun tops(ivory) (Shiny Shabby)
Armwarmers: ::C’est la vie !:: jiyun armwarmer (Shiny Shabby)
Skirt: {Reverie} Honey Pie Skirt – Brown (Shiny Shabby)
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V2.1
Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Beige (Shiny Shabby)

Pose: an lár [poses] – Simpli Series (Shiny Shabby)

*ionic* Japanese Dream from Minimal Shabby – RARE (Shiny Shabby)
[ keke ] the pea princess’s bed  (Shiny Shabby)
[ keke ] the pea princess’s DIY book stable  (Shiny Shabby)
Apt B // Shabby Chic Chair -PG- (Shiny Shabby)
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 3 (Shiny Shabby)
[ zerkalo ] Rug  (Shiny Shabby)
[ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE  (Shiny Shabby)