Introducing the new Shai Jamaica Skin!

The devil is always in the details and this skin reels you in like chocolate addiction.

Jamaica, the latest photorealistic + handpainted skin from Shai, featuring a highly detailed face, luscious lips and deep set beguiling eyes.  Probably the best African skintone on the grid today, Jamaica is inspired by the need to express who you are.

Shai Jamaica Ad
Jamaica comes in 10 full skin make ups:

+ a natural African hairbase
+ 2 Cleavage options
+ 3 separate Lipstick palettes in 3 different colors on tattoo layers to mix and match
+ 1 Body Shape in Model and Petite sizes and an Eyebrow shape

Get them here: Shai @ Straylight

Shai Skin Varieties


Shai Virgo Satchel – Mesh Release

Introducing: Virgo Satchel , Our first SL Mesh release for F/W 2012.

The Virgo Satchel is a tailored leather satchel, finished with artfully hand-painted stitches and luxe gold hardware. The stylish leather handle is cinched by a textured leather string with the Virgo emblem charm. This is the perfect it bag for this season’s back to school autumn rush.

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These pretty satchel bags comes in 10 luscious colors: Tangerine, Chestnut, Coffee, Black, Sand, Canary, Denim, Red, Teal and Violet.

Each Shai Virgo Satchel folder includes 1 non rigged mod copy version and 1 posed/scripted  copy only version. The pose is designed exclusively by Grazia Horwitz for Shai.  Click to wear this version to pose your avatar.

Stay tuned for the rest of Casa del Shai’s mesh collection over at our store. TELEPORT.

A brief note: This mesh model is made with Zbrush, Maya and Photoshop. Optimized entirely for Second Life usage, low poly and high poly models available. If you need help fitting, please dont hesitate to message me. Dont forget to follow our releases here, on Facebook , Plurk and join our inworld group *Shai* Shopaholics.


La Capricciosa Maxi Dress

La Capricciosa Maxi Dress, originally uploaded by shai delacroix.

Casa del Shai rejoins the 50 Linden Fridays group this week to offer a taste into hot hot hot Tropicana. This Friday indulge in your inner cappriciosa and lounge in this season’s hottest trend – Tropical Prints. Welcoming summer 2010, La Capricciosa is perfect for a weekend at the beach and partying barefoot in the sand. The dress comes in modifiable skirt options; short, medium and long, and all 3 should be worn at the same time for a more 70s vibe.
A kaliedoscope of colours and prints, perfect for the bohemian in you. Each color variation only L$50 for 24 hours May 28.


Shai Unveils her Voodoo Dolls!

Somewhere, inside a little closet, hides a tiny discarded bedraggled sack doll. Roughly hewn and faded, it smiles back like a faded memory of long lost nightmares and crawled out dreams. This Halloween, it comes out to haunt you as shakes, rattles with a new life.

The Kulam Sack doll Avatars is our first sculpted tiny avatar venture into the realm of wicked witchcraft. These dolls are handpainted in Photoshop, sculpted in Maya and brought to life with scripted Blinking Eyes!

Kulam Doll Blog

Each doll comes with its own personality:

Punk is an mohawked pierced with a needle teenage boy. Pinned is a do-gooder, fashionably cool with his neatly pinned body and a newsboy cap. Pirate is a buccaneer complete with a scabbard and a bandanna. Rollers is your regular fabulously coifed, dolled up Lady in lipstick. Stitches is almost done up but not quite, his arms off-kilter as its sewn midway.

Kulam is a Filipino word for witchcraft and sorcery.

Only sold at Casa del Shai store and Marketplace.

Flickr Fun: Jungle Survivalist Photo Contest *Extended*

We would remiss if we didn’t give members of the Shai Shopaholics inworld and subscribe-o-matics groups an opportunity to enter the “Jungle Survivalist” contest.


As such, the Shai Shopaholics Flickr group contest has been extended to June 21, 2009. For further details on how you could win a L$5,000 store card from Casa Del Shai, see the original contest details post … then enter using your Flickr account.

Use of Photoshop editing is welcome, however, Casa Del Shai products and the overall photo should not be obscured beyond recognition.

To enter:

Submission deadline:
Edit: June 21, 2009 @ 11:59PM PDT.
May 31, 2009 @ 11:59PM PDT.


  • Grand prize: L$5,000 store gift certificate
  • Second prize: L$2,500 store gift certificate
  • Third prize: L$1,000 store gift certificate

Submissions must:

  • Be sent to the Shai Shopaholics Flickr group
  •  Make visible use of at least one Casa Del Shai product
  • Have the full tag: “Shopaholics Survivalist Contest”

Photos: (A) submitted in-world will not be accepted and will be disqualified; (B) that do not adhere to the eligibility criteria will be disqualified.

Edit: Winners to be announced on or before June 30, 2009.
Winners to be announced on or before June 15, 2009.

Happy New Year, Liza!

Welcoming the new year in about an hour, id like to post a contest for the new Mein Herr Costume.

Show the world what fantastic SL photography you can do with the “Mein Herr Costume” Set and win these prizes:

Grand Prize:
5,000 worth of Casa del Shai Gift Certificate
A modelling stint for the next Boudoir Release
Casa del Shai Top Model (to represent us in upcoming fashion shows)
Winning poster will be up at the Casa del Shai shop

Second Prize:
3000 worth of Casa del Shai GC

Third Prize
1000 worth of Casa del Shai GC

Must show the full Mein Herr Costume on the photo.
Skins, Shoes, and jewelry will be up to you
Must depict the theme Cabaret
Photo Title will be judged accordingly
Must be fun, fabulous, and not sleazy (cant show naked photos).

Submit your photos to this Pool:

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with your SL avatar name.
***Submissions in-world will not be accepted and will be disqualified.

THEME: “Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum!”

Contest Starts December 31, 2008 and ends on January 18, 2009

Boudoir Holidays

After the Volpe undresses, a new collection of bejeweled underthings await your voyeur. Casa del Shai introduces two new additions to the glamourous Boudoir line.


The Selena Lingerie Set is calling for glamourous festivities behind the velvet rope. The french vintage lace sets the tone of the evening as it illuminates the jewel tones of each piece. Complementing your decollete, Selena is made of rich satins and little girl bows. A dream of purple, blue, fuschia and seafoam will make you feel sexy underneath it all.


The Phoebe Lingerie Set is playful underwear worth your holiday dreams. Set in this season’s hottest plaid, accentuated in ruffles and lace, she is most herself in the bedroom listening to her tunes in bed. Each piece is color coordinated with matching panties, a pair of stockings and garters making sure you play Santa Baby tonite.

Both Lingerie Sets availabe at the Casa del Shai Boudoir section in the sim. Enjoy!

Did someone say kittybow?



The Volpe Silk Blouse is a study of classic lines and silky goodness. A silky sculpty prim kittybow atop a dangerously proper blouse fit to perfection. She lurks behind horn rimmed glasses, perhaps a trademark of her librarian days. And shes still on top of her game, although older and classier among her peers. The Volpe Silk Blouse is quite a successful prowess, a little minx, seducing your skin with its supple ripples. Comes in a plethora of colours, it features a sculpted prim kittybow, sculpted sleeves and prim cuffs. In both shirt and jacket layers. Available only at Casa del Shai.

Siobhan Steps Out

Scuttling insistently around town, a flustered Siobhan settles in her seat at the cafe. She orders an espresso, whips out her pen and notepad. “What are you doing today?” she writes. A blase blank page stares at her, sneering at her loss for words. Siobhan stares longingly at the other people at the cafe, busily jabbing away at their berries. “Oh darn, life without online social networking is such a pain.” she moans.

The Siobhan Dress, a dollop of a ladylike elegance amidst a tech-ridden, trend-laden society. This new release is inpired by fall winter’s plaid, subdued into a pencil skirt and a bustier topped with sheer chiffon lace. Comes in four tartan variants. Only at the Casa del Shai.


Behind the Velvet Ropes

Paparazzi calls out your name as you step out of your limousine, gingerly extending a hand to the cowering throng of people outside the theater. Flashbulbs blind your eyes and in slow graceful motion, you slide out on your heels, instantly flashing everyone a smile. Every single photographer wants to you to strike a pose.  Every single celebrity wants to know where you’re partying after the event. Every magazine editor wants to know who designed your gown. Give them a show of glamour and ritzy elegance only you can carry off tonight. It’s your brilliant spotlight, baby. And the show is just about to start.


Casa del Shai brings you the ultimate evening gown collection to make the crowd swoon.  The Eden, Xanadu, Midas and Sitta Evening gowns are now exclusively available to the hip young starlet in you.

These gowns are now in theaters at the Casa del Shai sim. The collection is also available at the Glam Expo at Vanity Universe. Ciao Bella.

The Dark Ballerina at Black Swan

She sways and twirls into a trance, the Dark Ballerina in her jewel encrusted box. Her movements languid and her skirt flouncing patterns of shadows across your face. A little release for your jewelry box to mesmerize your night soul. The Rosalind Ballerina dress is a dollop of gothic sweetness, inspired by Tim Burton’s movies (Nightmare before Christmas and Beetlejuice). The dress comes with a sheer top, accented by appliques and a fluffy featherlike tutu to spread your magic abound. Only available now at the Black Swan sim. A tiny introduction into my upcoming collection…

The Rosalind Ballerina Dress

The Rosalind Ballerina Dress