Friday, September 26, 2014

Holding on to baggage

I've had this dress for like a year. It's from The Secret Store, and its called the E-Motion dress. It has animated clouds going across it, and is one of the most clever pieces of clothing I've seen!


I'd been wanting to do a photo using it, but I just couldn't think of a proper concept. However, after finding these cute clouds in my (bottomless pit of an) inventory, it came to me. This interpretation sort of sums up an aspect of my RL atm: Holding on to baggage. So yeah, this pic turned out having 2 purposes. (and yay, I finally got to photo my dress!) Check the credits below for the goodies. Until next time! ^.^

Credits:
Skin: Essences - Lorde01 *lumiere*
Dress: The Secret Store - E-Motion Dress (it's animated!) - Was a previous event item, so I'm not sure if it's still available.
Hair: .Olive. the Anna Hair - HUD 3
Necklace: Cae :: Bolt :: Collection
Lipstick: Dead Apples - Balm Stains - Natural - Light
Pose & Clouds:
flowey. 'pet cloud' story - for Collabor88
flowey. 'rain or shine' story - for Collabor88
( - previous Collabor88 items, so not sure if they're still available..)
Window: Silent Woods 'Tilla' Window with animated Skies - Marketplace
Bird Cage: !Ohmai: HF2014 Tweeter Companions (Hair Fair Gift)


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Breeze Blowing.....

Well, I haven't blogged in AGES. I've been busy helping out with the Home Expo this year! (If you haven't checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?? It ends soon!) Now that most of the work is done, I decided to catch up on some photo taking. :D




I'd gotten this pose pack from HopScotch back during Fashion for Life (I think). It's called "With the wind". It came with 5 poses, and 2 versions of the scarf thingys (sheer, and solid). I'd been trying to find the perfect outfit to wear with it. Oddly enough, I was out shopping the other day and I saw a girl with this dress on. I LURVE IT! It just looks very .....regal/bold yet romantic to me. After the initial IM of OMGILOVEYOURDRESS-WHERE'SITFROM??, she was kind enough to point me to Peqe! This is one of those dresses that can be worn for all sorts of looks, just by changing your accessories. It comes in several different colors, and was very reasonably priced. After topping it off with one of my favorite hairstyles from Exile, and my look was complete! Until next time! :D

Credits:
Skin: Essences {Linka} pale 01
Dress: Peqe - Highgarden_YinYang
Hair: Exile::Blown Away Natural Fusion
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Cyrene
Lipstick: Dead Apples - Balm Stains - Lilac - Light
Eyeshadow: Essences Eyeshadow 03 *light*
Pose: *~*HopScotch*~* With the wind (scarf thingys included!)

Location:  Whispering Wind

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cuprit: Villa Sirocco + Tons of Stuff!

Hi everyone!  I knew that my posts were going to get skimpy while I worked on preparations for the SL Home & Garden Expo but I never knew how much time it actually takes (sometimes 16 hrs/day).  I have a whole new level of respect for the folks that do this regularly and while I was exhausted by opening day, I also knew that I was hooked.  I loved the challenge and am looking forward to the next adrenaline high!

SL's Home & Garden Expo 7 opened this week and has 9 sims devoted to some of the best new products on the grid.  The Expo is one of several mega-events operated by Relay For Life of Second Life, which donates funds for cancer research.   I've long been a fan of eku Zhong's work for Culprit. In addition to be a Gold Sponsor at this year's Expo, Culprit has released a fabulous house, the Villa Sirocco, which is a lovely mix of Moorish and Spanish architecture.  The home features a large U-shaped room on the main floor.  There is enough division between the rooms so that they can include a kitchen or a main bedroom; there are really no restrictions.  All rooms open directly into an inner courtyard that features a reflecting pool.  
The stairway is on the exterior of the house, adding to the openness of the interior and also another spot to decorate :).

This is actually just a small corner on the lower level.  Because the house has so much area it can handle heavy furniture looks.  The ceiling is lower on the main floor but the upper level has soaring ceilings.
This photo of the study area is tan from the courtyard.  The room entries are truly fantastic.
Eku has made a few new extras for the house, like the sconces shown above and the lanterns on the stairway that really add a sweet touch to the house.
The upper rooms feature tall beamed ceilings and large windows to let in natural light. These are also very large rooms and can easily be multipurpose.
The two upper rooms are separated by a darling open patio.
/Hangs head in shame for leaving out the toilet!  I had a lot of fun making the other upper room into a bathroom, Trompe Loeil has a lovely set at FaMESHed this month so thanks to Cory Edo for all her hard work on it!

Almost all of the items I've shown in the rooms are available right now at several of the current rounds of several fantastic events.  They include the Home & Garden Expo, The Liaison Collaborative, The Men's Dept., Collabor88, FaMESHEd and The Arcade, all mesh and with amazingly low impact so that you can fill up this grand house and still have room for a garden.

Credits: There are a ton of new items in the post and the SLURL to each event is in the paragraph above so as to keep the credits as clean as I possibly can make them.

Exterior:
Home: Culprit: Villa Sirocco - LI 90: New Release: currently available exclusively at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo  (url is direct tp to the exhibit)
Trees: Studio Skye: left: Four Season Oak Tree: 100% donation to RFL;  right: Ancient Olive Tree: 100% donation to RFL   Both trees exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo  (url is direct tp to the exhibit).
Walkway: +Half-Deer+ : Lighted Pathway - Planks - Tex. Change
Pagoda: KIDD: Japan Lantern -Single Lamp
Lantern: Thistle - Lantern with Arm & Glow
Lounge: Sway's:  [Dreamer] Garden Lounger . lavender (from I<3 Ulaa event)
Cart: Roawenwood: Fantastical Cider Cart

Courtyard:
Bench: POST: Nisswa Pine Bench (blanket)
Cat: Fashionably Dead:  Cat - 07 Sitting Down: currently available to win at The Arcade

Stairway:
Lanterns: Culprit - Moorish Lanterns: New Release: currently available exclusively at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Cat: Fashionably Dead: Cat - 10 Scared: currently available to win at The Arcade

Living Room: (left to rightish)
Lantern: Barnesworth Anubis: moroccan filigree pendant lantern
Birdcage: +Half-Deer+ : The Mad Scientist's Birdcage - New Release: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Sofa: Stockholm&Lima: The Spellbound Settee: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Chair: [Fetch]:  Vega Chair -  New Release: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Rug: Max Marine - ancient!
Table: Trompe Loeil - Octopus Table Marble - Black: currently available to win at The Arcade
Cigars (on table): Zigana: cigars: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Leather Pouffe: Zigana:  leather pouffe . chestnut: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Lillies: Dutchie: lilies
Big Lamp: Soy. Floor lamp [Gourd tree]
Lounge: Culprit: Sleek Lounger Brown Leather: 100% donation to RFL. Exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Radiator: ARIA: Parma short radiator: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.

Sconce Photo:
Sconces: Culprit: Wall Candle:  New Release: currently available exclusively at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Table: POST: Latour Antique Telephone Stand
Dispenser: POST: Neuchatel Absinthe Fountain

Study:
Desk and Computer: [Fetch] Vega Desk / Vega Computer & Snacks: New Release: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Lounge: Culprit: Sleek Lounger Black Leather: 100% donation to RFL. Exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Chair: Consignment:  Travelers Desk - Chair (gacha item)
Wall Display: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Wall Display: New Release: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Rug: junk.: bartlet rug. one.
Coffee Table: EliBaily: Nar Coffee Table_Black: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Plant: EliBaily: Potted Nep Plant: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Ceiling Light: ARIA: Parma pendant  light: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.

Bedroom: (left to right)
Drafting Table: Aria: Parma drafting table, includes stool & cactus - both PG/A available: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Wall Light: Pixel Mode - Manchester - Wall Light: New Release: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Trompe Loeil - Monserrat Chair With Blanket: New Release: currently available at Collabor88
Bedside Lamp: EliBaily: Pipe Lamp_Black: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Horsie: 7 Emporium: Giddy Up (rare): currently available to win at The Arcade
Bed: Pixel Mode: Manchester Bed - PG/A: New Release: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Cats: Fashionably Dead:  Cat - 19 Cuddling Pair (rare): currently available to win at The Arcade
Table: Thistle: abc Animal coffee table: 100% donation to RFL. Exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Sofa: EliBaily: Chester Leather Sofa brown PG/A: New Release: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Rug: LISP - Lolo Rug Green-Beige

Upper Patio:
Fountain: Kaerri: Expo Planter Fountain: 100% donation to RFL. Exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Lamps: Shabby Tabby : Chalky Lights: New Release: Exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo (part of the Chalky Dining Set)

Bathroom:
Lounge: Prime 1:1: StyleWise No.3 By PRIME
Table: Trompe Loeil - Octopus Table Copper: currently available to win at The Arcade
Lilies: POST: Haarlem Deco Vase with Calla Lilies
Tub, Shower Curtain, Towels, Hamper and Vanity: Trompe Loeil - Classic Bathroom pieces PG/A: New Release: currently available at FaMESHED: these items are absolutely full of features and superbly done
Sink: Dutchie:  toilet sink with towel: 100% donation to RFL. Exclusively available at The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo
Rug: Cheeky Pea: Fish! Rug
Cabinet: Dutchie: distressed cupboard empty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And We Seem so Normal

Ok, this post has taken me literally a week to do but I am so swamped in RL & SL that I can't even tell you the last time I changed. I have taken on some huge tasks for the upcoming SL Home & Garden Expo, which while may leave my own blogging a bit sketchy for a few weeks, has gotten me totally psyched about decor.  Trompe Loeil's August releases for both FaMESHED and Collabor88 only urged me on.  The Brooklyn Carriage House will fit in perfectly in a gentrified urban setting but I was compelled to drop in on what I like to think of as the English countryside and I think it works. In my opinion the Fiona Greenhouse, which is one of the components in Trompe's current collection at FaMESHed is one of the prettiest things Cory Edo has ever built. I will describe details of items in credits or this post will run the length of the blog.
The interior of the Brooklyn Carriage House is spacious, with a high ceiling and a loft upstairs that is roomy enough for you to have a complete bedroom or sitting room. I've decorated the home with a manly touch, using items in current collections at The Men's Dept., The Chapter 4, The Garden @ The Liaison Collaborative, and The Theme Park.
I absolutely love the ceiling lights at the back of the lower level.  Lighting and blinds are controlled by a panel at the front door, which I've come to count on with Trompe builds.
I went for a "party pit" look on the upper level.
The house has gorgeous doors and I found a nice place for a message center.  Breno's Elk Horns...I just think they are mega cool and needed a close-up:)

Credits:
Home: Trompe Loeil - Brooklyn Carriage House: available at Collabor88 - ridiculously priced at L$ 288 for the course of the event.
Greenhouse: Trompe Loeil -  Fiona Greenhouse: available at FaMESHed - this precious piece includes working doors.
Sofa/Ottoman: Stockholm&Lima: G.U.Y. Sofa/Ottoman (TMD Edition): Surrealia Anatine's new brand is beyond fabulous. The sofa is available in both PG and adult versions and is part of a living room set that includes the ottoman, Bicycle wheel art and track lighting (not shown): Available at The Men's Dept.
Chair: -JoHaDeZ- LapDance Chair "Nest" - available in "cuddle and" adult versions, the original mesh chair is loaded with features, incl. 14 cloth textures, 15 lapdance & 15 couple anims in both versions and 24 additional adult anims in the adult version. Available at The Men's Dept.
Square Rugs: junk: Barlet Rug one (lower) / Barlet Rug two (upper): These rugs are available along with the daybed at The Men's Dept.
Round Rug: junk: Round Rug - Zebra: Just an adorable rug from the current round of Kustom 9
Wall Art: Stockholm&Lima: Bicycle Wheels: see Sofa
Antlers: Breno: Elk Horns: These "special" antlers include some bondage fun and accompanying anims. Available at The Theme Park for the "Some Like it Hot" round.
Small Table (down): junk. bartlet wheel table. worn.: Available at The Men's Dept.
Doll: D-LAB Pinocchio02: he is just bad
Neon Sign: HIDEKI - What the f*ck: lovelovelove: Available at The Chapter Four (August)
Cooler: Soy. Cooler box (white)
Stools: oyasumi / metal stool / black & grey: 2 of several components available at The Men's Dept.
Bar/Cabinet: oyasumi / wire cabinet: See Stools
Instrument: HIDEKI - Atom Ukulele: Available at The Chapter Four
Gas Pump: junk. gas pump shelves. green. - I honestly have a gas pump fetish and the little door opens and closes so you can put your junk in: Available at The Liaison Collaborative
Ceiling light: junk. headlamp light. red.: adorable AND manly - Available at The Liaison Collaborative
Daybed: junk. bartlet daybed. denim. - it comes in both PG and Adult version as well as an equally cool tan canvas version: Available at The Men's Dept
Small Table (up) -JoHaDeZ- Sidetable "One" /w Vase: Available at The Men's Dept.
Hookah: [ Nikotin ] Hookah-AK  (Update-4): Available at The Men's Dept.
"Cuddle" Rug: DIGS - Sheyda Rug: comes in both PG and adult versions as well as 6 different texture themes. Both versions are configured similarly with Single, Couple and 3Some poses. The adult version is a steamier version with various sexual preference groupings as well as 3some combos and contains over 400 animations for you to get down. (I apolgize for the texture blur; this new FS viewer is giving me fits): Available at The Theme Park for the "Some Like it Hot" round.
Photo: YONSOU-YOUHEN-OTOME-ZU by Agathe Latte: I picked this up at some gallery ages ago but Agathe made some of the coolest pre-mesh items ever.
Wall Desk: Second Spaces - Patrick Pallet Desk: This little cutie includes both decorated and undecorated versions, each only a wee 1 LI: available at The Men's Dept.
Heart: A.D.D.Andel! Wall Decor: Heart -Blue: Was at the <3 Ulaa event, may possibly be at the store.
Clock: HIDEKI - Pyramid Clock: June Arcade

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

8.13.2014: Sometimes the Pants Wear You

I have a "thing" for fetishy types of clothes that can be worn outside of RP. Pixicat's Rouge pants/boots for We <3 Role-Play are some of the most bad-ass looking pants I've seen in awhile.  I do not know areve, who is Pixicat, but I admire her terribly. She has amazing range, her mesh is great and I usually scoop up any new releases I can find of hers.  The textures on these pants...love.  I paired it up with Le Primatif's Kimono Blouse which is at the August round of FaMESHed because I really like yani Tryce's work, too. Plus I felt going all hard edge was just too obvious a choice :)
I am wearing Flounce's new release, Lana skin, in a darker tone and also added the "Beastly" brows for an updated look. Tableau Vivant's new Persephone hair for Collabor88 is gorgeous, and the version without the crown worked perfectly. Bliensen + MaiTai is all over the place lately and Plurabelle Laszlo's Mjolnir necklace gave a nice contrast to Le Primatif's solid top.

Credits:
Pants: Pixicat: Rogue - Black (the boots are part of the pant): available at We <3 Role Play
Shirt: Le Primatif: Kimono Blouse - Cherry: available at FaMESHed
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai: Mjolnir necklace: available at Tales of Fantasy
Bag: ISON: Maleese Striped Net Bag: available at Uber
Skin: Flounce: Lana - Carmel Instaglam
Hair: Tablea Vivant: Persephone: available at Collabor88
Hand Tattoo: Moon Amore: Medhii - Black for Slink Hands
Poses: Le Poppycock: from Hot Air A series at The Chapter 4 (new location)