Harriet Gausman: For those who do not know, how long have you been in SL and when did your business begin?

Lyra Muse: I’ve been in SL for a little over five years, and my current business began at the end of March… but its previous incarnation was around for about two years.

Harriet Gausman: What skills did you bring with you in-world?

Lyra Muse: Aside from modeling and texturing prims, I can script a tiny bit, create animations and organize/run events.

Harriet Gausman: How much is Lyra like the real you?


I have always struggled to give a straightforward answer whenever someone asked me about my style. I love punk but will never venture into spiky accessories. I like sexy but not too revealing. I am also chic, sleek and at times preppy. Really! I don’t have a fixed style and I wear what I feel comfortable in.

This week, in my last blog post with EFA, I thought I’d put together a few ensembles and let you be the judge.

Final - Dresses



I have a thing for retro clothes. I find them sexy, feminine and elegant. I got myself this great dress form Bossanova – I’m wearing it in the first picture, along with awesome pumps from Shiny Things and hair from Ingenue, another great place for retro fans.

To my surprise, I noticed that the dress works either with prim parts or without! In the second picture, I detached the mermaid bottom and sleeve puffs, took off the hat, changed the hairstyle to a bit punkier one, Eglantine from ETD, added some jewelry and slouch boots from Maitreya… and again, one outfit, two looks!

First picture:

Shape: Custom

Skin: Old Hollywood, exclusive group gift from Minnu Model Skins

Hair: Torch Song Natural Black for L$ 100 from Ingenue

Eyes: Dark Brown for L$ 35 from Regency Shapes

Dress: Dolores for L$ 200 from bossa nova

Shoes: Sugar Pumps Black for L$ 250 from Shiny Things

Stockings: from Lace Robe Set, free from Adam n Eve

Gloves: from Francoise dress for L$ 175 from bossa nova

Second picture:

Shape: Custom

Skin: Deviant Nation Cashmere Ether Void for L$ 1000 from Last Call

Eyes: Dark Brown for L$ 35 from Regency Shapes

Hair: Eglantine Dirty for L$ 25 (sale) from ETD: Elika Tiramisu Designs

Dress: Dolores for L$ 200 from bossa nova

Boots: Dune Champagne for L$ 350 from Maitreya

Choker: messy choker – steel, group gift from Tuli

Bracelet: glass chunk bracelet – b&w for L$ 75 from Shiny Things

It’s a sunny and bright day, a good day to step out for tea, and a nice excuse to leave those jeans and put on some ladylike clothing to feel feminine. To create a ladylike ensemble, I begin with a Last Call low neck lace blouse that comes with a pair of lacy cuffs.  I have chosen this blouse because of its overall finish, which is sleek and sexy.  I then paired the blouse with a well textured grey pencil skirt from Ingenue and layered with a pair of black nylon stockings.  To complete the feminine look, I put on a pair of black pumps and accessorized with a light grey thin belt with gold buckle (modified and textured myself), a stylish ivory and lace clutch, a gold and white necklace, and a nice wool Jessica hat from ETD (hair included).   

Looking and feeling completely ladylike, I am ready to enjoy the sun, my tea, and my day.


Shape: Custom

Skin: Drew (Fair) for L$4000 from RaC City

Shirt: Lace Blouse (from the Desiree outfit) for L$100 from Last Call 

(Last Call will be having its’ final L$100 sales starting from 11 January 2008, for a period of month.  According to the group notice, once this sales has concluded all sale items will no longer be available in SL from their original creators.  This means all items will be permanently retired so this will be the last chance for anyone wishing to purchase items created by Ginny Talamasca, Katterina Dagostino, or Devyn Carmichaeto do so from the Dazzle Sim.) 

Skirt: Pencil Skirt (from the Joan outfit) for L$250 from Ingenue

Stockings: Black Nylon Stockings for L$50 from Sheers Stockings

Shoes: Black Leather Pumps for L$400 from Redgrave 

Belt: HH Belt (White/Gold) for L$15 from Haalsa Hallard Fashions 

Necklace: Find your way Necklace for L$25 from Miriel

Clutch: Ivory and Lace Clutch for L$10 from Hat Heaven

Hat & Hair: Jessica II (Honey) free items from ETD


It’s been so fun hopping from sim to sim for events and freebies that I actually had to command myself to stop and start working on this posting.  Making sure that I sound commanding enough, I have put together an outfit that makes that statement. I started with a black Muism military coat with gold detail around it.  I love the texture of this coat as the gathers at the front and shoulder of the coat make it looks more puffed up; and with the color combination of black and gold, this coat speaks authority and presence – something that I haven’t seen in both lives.  I teamed the coat with a brown fine strip polo neck that is simple yet able to go with anything, as well as a pair of my favorite Armidi Dark Painter capri.  Lastly, I added a matching knee high boots in Mahogany from Last Call to give the overall outfit more edge. 

I love how the Cake Europa hair and color gives a soft touch to the look.

I like to thank the following friends for their feedback on this outfit:

Migi Voom, Moonaca Porta.

In Command 

Shape: Custom

Skin: Drew (Fair) for L$4000 from RaC City

Coat: Military Coat (Black) for L550 from Muism

Polo Neck: Superfine Polo Neck (Chocolate) for L250 from Muism

Pants: A001 Jeans Dark Painter Capri for L$145 from Armidi Limited 

Shoes: LC Covet: Liah (Mahogany) for L$250 from Last Call

Hair: Europa (Pecan) for L300 from FKNY Cake