Oh Cumu

March 31, 2009

I’m sure you’ve had this shopping experience: You are going through your inventory and come across something you love, love, love that happened to be buried in some random place, etc. You realize you haven’t been to that shop in a bit, and decide to TP back to check out the newness. Much to your dismay, upon arrival the lot is vacant. You go to the other locations and face the same dilemma. Soon you are going through you invo, looking for any lms that may lead you to the new location, you peek into the designer’s picks to see if there is any trail of evidence there…but nothing comes of it. So eventually, you longingly hug the fantastic items you have and hope that somehow the shop keeper is just teasing you.

Well, this most certainly happened to me with *UnTone*’s amazing jewelry shop. I’ve featured this shop multiple times in the blog and love the pieces I have with a passion. One day, months ago, I tped back to the store which was an empty lot. It was so terribly sad. I thought, how could a successful shop just close like that? But it happens, sometimes it’s RL or artist’s boredom, etc. I smacked my forehead for not getting the clover ring and the headdresses, but such is life, yanno?

Being the tenacious shopper that I am, every once in a while I’d check UnTone creator Cocomitsu Mayo’s profile for signs of life. The items she made were just so beautiful, I couldn’t help but hope someone as talented as her was still creating, somewhere. I was in luck the last time I checked, as I saw she had just opened a new shop, Cumu! I was so excited and delighted when I arrived and realized it was a hair shop. The hairs are beautiful, artistic, feminine sculpts. Some of the prettiest updos I’ve come across in a great while, and to top it off, one of them has my beloved, missed clovers in it! The shop itself is like a while gallery, it’s beautiful and really sets the scene as the best of them do. The hairs come in 3 color sets: blond, brown and black, with two tones to a pack and 4 styles to choose from. I scooped each style up, because they really are that lovely, and well, I learned the first time, if you love it, buy it or risk not having it at all. :)) Check out Cumu for yourself! <33xo, Abra


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{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

 {Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

As some of you know, in December I quietly started a little cottage shop called {Beautiful Girls} where I sell my pretty little shapes & poses. I’ve held off on formally introducing the line on Better Imagined since I was lacking a home in & out of world, but that has changed! {Beautiful Girls} now has it’s own blog, where you can find the latest news and preview the new releases. Since {BG} is a ‘nomad’ business at the moment, it’s great to have some sort of place to house the label. 

{Beautiful Girls} is pretty unique in that I’ve set out to make the prettiest shapes** I can and for the present time, am selling them as a ‘Pay what you wish or what you can’ item. I started making my own shapes from day one and found it fun to make them and pass them out to friends. This is the idea behind {BG}, my hope is that by having them for sale, I’m able to do what I’ve always done on a bigger scale. Which is pretty cool and exciting for me. :))

My first release was ‘Odette‘ and she debuted @ the now defunct Hotel Dare Free Shizzle Forest. (*tear.) This shop was put on by Free*Style and since I am a writer there I decided that instead of selling the shapes on OnRez, I’d offer them at the shop. Well it took a little bit for us to find a new place, but Apatia of the Starlust Hotel came to the rescue and offered Free*Style a stupendous spot @ Horst! You can’t believe the excitement we felt on move in day. For me, it doesn’t get much cooler than Starlust and I totally fangirl the place. lol. 

So now that we’re all moved in, I’ve again put Odette up for sale and I also have a second offering: Nile. I’m pretty pleased with this shape, she’s beautiful and thick and sexy. I think you will like her a lot, as she goes with many skins and style types. I’ve put together some looks with Nile, styling details below. I hope you enjoy {Beautiful Girls} as much as I enjoy creating them. :)) xoxo

Visit Nile’s release page @ {Beautiful Girls}

TP to Free*Style @ Horst & ‘Pay what you wish’ :))


  {Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape


** Trust me, as I mentioned to Esme, even if I wanted to make them ugly, it’d be hard! xD

Outfit Details:
{Outfit #1}
Hair: “Glamour_Long” by Docomo (old hunt gift)
Skin: “Suzana” in Pale Freckles 22 by LionSkins
Necklace: “Amethyst Nest” by Paper.Couture
Shirt: “Eve” in Cornflowers In Me by Ornamental Life
Skirt: “Porto Cervo” by Beauty Avatar (part of outfit)
Shoes: “Studded Leather Sandals” in Brown/Brown by Boing Fromage

{Outfit #2}
Hair: “Ayase” in Dark Chocolate by Zero Style
Skin: “Jasmin” in 01 Fair by Laqroki
Lingerie: “Lily of the Valley” in Be My Honey by Ornamental Life

{Outfit #3}
Hair: “Eeka” in Black Cherry by Inorite
Skin: “Belina” in Cinna/Earth by Bebae
Dress: “Almada” in Sea by Beauty Avatar
Shoes: “Coron” in Aqua by (Luce) (I dunno if this shop is still around! =o)

{Outfit #4}
Hair: “Rita” in Pearl by AOHARU
Skin: “Double Shot” in Peaches 07 by Chai
Earrings: “Old School” in White Gold by Fabulous
Shirt: “Penguins and Wagons” in Pharaoh’s Girl by Ornamental Life
Jeans: “Classic” in Charcoal by {Zaara}

{Outfit #5}
Hair: “Ponytail” in Coffee by Revolve (tinted darker)
Skin: “Suzana” in Pale Freckles 10 by LionSkins
Dress: “Wrap Tank Mini Dress” in Gray/White by Ce Cubic Effect
Boots: “Ballet Boots” in Black by A-Bomb

{All Outfits}
Nile shape by {Beautiful Girls}
Eyes by Poetic Eyes