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Spice

This month’s theme for Uber is spice, focusing on South Asian inspired content. My most favorite theme so far!

Zaara has released something for the men this round. A Nehru suit and turban. Nehru suits consists of a hip-length tailored jacket with a mandarin collar often worn by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. I find Nehru suits extremely classy. Along with the suit she is also releasing a mesh turban which I am in love with. I plan to wear the turban with my female av as well. It makes a very unique head accessory. Both the turban and suit come in a variety of colors and if you purchase the fatpacks, you will get a nifty little HUD in there which lets you change their colors with just a click. Click here to see a picture of the fatpack HUD for the suit.  The top part lets you change the color of the jacket, the middle stacks let you change the color of the pants and the bottom cubes are the handkerchief in the pocket color and print choices. The HUD alone makes the fatpack totally worth it and fun to play with. Click here to see the fatpack HUD of the turbans so you can see all the different colors and prints available. Both of these items are at a special discount at Uber right now. Their prices will be raised once they are moved to the Zaara mainstore next month.

Maxi Gossamer has released a gorgeous new jewelry set for the ladies called Maharani at Uber this round. Maharani means ‘a queen of queens’ in Hindi and you will definitely look like royalty while wearing these.  The set consists of necklace, earrings, nosering and head jewel. All items are scripted so color change and with both gold and silver options.

I’m also wearing Hair from Truth and Skin from Glam Affair that are both available at Uber as well. I so love this braid from Truth, he’s outdone himself!

Glamistry

Do you guys remember Kalnins? They used to make some of my most favorite shoes and sunglasses back in the day. Then they kind of disappeared. Well just the other day, the Glamistry store sent out a message to previous Kalnins customers announcing how they have rebranded into Glamistry and sent out a free gift. I talked about it in this plurk.

As soon as I got that message, I teleported over right away to check out the place because I was such a fan of Kalnins. One thing I noticed right away is their wonderful HUD system. With each purchase you receive a HUD that lets you purchase additional colors (at a very reasonable and discounted price) right from the HUD. You don’t even need to go back to the store.

I picked up a pair of these gorgeous Hyacinth and thinking of picking up a few more colors. Most of their shoes come in versions that fit Maitreya, SLink and Belleza feet. Take the SLurl to the mainstore and try on some DEMOs!

The tattoos I’m wearing in both images are from Letis Tattoo. In the first image, the tattoo is not released yet but will be soon, in a few days. It is called Diwali and comes in a beautiful henna color. Letis Tattoo has appliers for many mesh bodies and mesh body parts. Keep an eye on the Letis Tattoo blog for the release date.

Credits:
1st pic:
What Manberry is wearing:
Skin: Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 6 Black by Chucky Hollak
*Facial Hair: By Zaara (not released yet)
*Suit: Zaara : Nehru Suit by Zaara Kohime (@ Uber)
*Turban: Zaara : Aahil turban *all colors* by Zaara Kohime (@ Uber)

What I’m wearing:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer V3 – India by Aida Ewing (@ Uber)
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ishya by Truth Hawks (@ Uber)
*Outfit: Zaara : [Mesh] Chandni lehenga *scarlet* by Zaara Kohime
*Jewelry: MG – Maharani – The Complete Collection by Maxi Gossamer (@ Uber)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo Diwali by Leti Hax (coming soon)

*Pose: oOo Studio Elegance by Olaenka Chesnokov

2nd pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: Glam Affair – Luna skin – Jamaica Tone – 02 F by Aida Ewing (@ C88)
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Willa by Truth Hawks
*Outfit: Tee*fy Giselle Romper – FittedMesh – Black Azure Electricteeth (@ C88)
*Shoes: Glamistry : HYACINTH Heels – maitreya by Glamistry
*Necklace: MG – Necklace – Solaris Pearl Droplets by Maxi Gossamer (@ C88)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Algol :: fullbody Tattoo & Appliers by Leti Hax

*Pose+Prop: Diesel Works – SideWays by Rogan Diesel (flickr)

Long Live the Queen!

Whenever I put on any kind of crown in Second Life, I admit to feeling a bit like royalty. Who wouldn’t though with this crown? It’s just magnificent! Below is a full shot of the crown because even though I love the closeup shot of my face, I really did want to show you the […] Continue reading →

Take me to Jodhpur

The Arcade Gacha Events returns March 1st and Zaara is taking us all to Jodhpur, India this round. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the infamous Mehrangarh Fort. It is one of […] Continue reading →

Inspiration Recreation

Arora Zanzibar has been running a blogger/photography challenge so I thought I’d tell you guys about it. I think blog or photography challenges and contests are a great way to find inspiration to create or write on your own. For her challenge every month she shares a series of real world images and asks you […] Continue reading →

Chandni

In Sanskrit, the name Chandni means moonlight and it’s one of the names my father uses for me when he’s being especially endearing. Since I have been begging Ms. Zaara Kohime to make a mesh lehenga for me for about 2 years now, she said that I get to name it. So here is the new […] Continue reading →

Body Party

(click here for raw shot) I dropped by the Genre event this month because their theme is South Asia, and of course I couldn’t resist that. Majority of the items are around L$100, I picked up a few things. This Indian themed wall unit from Mirage is texture changeable and comes with 14 animated couples […] Continue reading →

Happy Eid!

This is the last day of Ramadan and tomorrow is Eid for me so I wanted to share an Eid picture. I know some celebrated Eid today and some are celebrating tomorrow, so just wanted to wish everyone a very happy and joyous day, whichever day you celebrate! I hope this year brings lots of […] Continue reading →

Weddings Around the World

Libby Farleigh, the publisher of Fusion Magazine recently contacted me and requested I do two images for her special Wedding issue. They have a segment on weddings around the world so she asked me to share some colorful imagery depicting indian wedding traditions. Indian weddings are usually a big celebration of two families coming together, […] Continue reading →

A Journey Through India

For the summer issue of TREMPE mode magazine, I was asked to take you all on a journey through India. I tried to use mostly mesh items in this editorial, however there are still a few favorites from the pre-mesh era that I felt compelled to include. The build I’ve used in all of the […] Continue reading →

Happy Ramadan!

(raw shot) It’s that time of the year again where I get cranky and moody while I fast with my loved ones during the daylight hours. Today was the 1st day of the Islamic month of Ramadan and visions of double chocolate cupcakes have been dancing through my head. Although I do have a tough […] Continue reading →

Desi Girls

You may not be familiar with the word “desi” it’s basically a term used to describe the people, cultures, and products of South Asia. Meet my friend Reema Xue, she’s desi like me. If you have Reema on your plurk timeline, then you probably already know that she is absolutely one of the sweetest people […] Continue reading →

Happy Ramadan!

(click here for raw shot) Depending on where you live and of course the moon, the Islamic month of Ramadan will begin in the next few days for you. The past week my family has been feverishly getting all prepared for the starting of the month. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this […] Continue reading →

For you, my love is selfless…

I was listening to one of my favorite bollywood songs while working on this: mera ishq sufiyana which translates into “my love is selfless” and the rest of it is just as poetic, if not more. It’s an absolutely beautiful song. Today was the last day of school, so I’m off for the summer. However, […] Continue reading →

Jahanara

Last week Maxi Gossamar dropped one of her new mesh jewelry sets on me and said that she created an indian themed set for one of the Miss Virtual World contestants this year. I didn’t get a chance to try it on till just last night and I instantly fell in love with it. I […] Continue reading →

Marhaba!

I was listening to one of my favorite songs, Habibi, and this picture just automatically kind of created itself. A quick Arabic lesson for those wondering, Marhaba is a greeting or another way to say hello and Habibi usually means my love or someone very dear to you. Now on to what I’m wearing. I’m […] Continue reading →