Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Babes in the Wood

Hi all. Hope your holidays, however you celebrate, have been well.  I actually presented a clean house and marvelous feast and promptly fell over ill as soon as the last guest left my house :) After a few days of nearly continuous sleep and a few bowls of  "sick soup" (what we call my homemade chicken rice soup) I am hoping to get up most of my backlog of photos taken for holiday events. I've really enjoyed blogging some of the Christmas and seasonal items available this year in SL, wares I previously avoided in pre-mesh days.  If you are still in the spirit but done with Christmas trees and Santa suits a great place to visit is Gothmas by Gaslight.  GxG, which it's also called, is brought to you by Cursed Events (who also host A Tattered Page, World Goth Fair, etc.) runs through January 3 and a great place to visit for unusual holiday fare. All vendors this year have been updated for gifting options and there are many exclusive versions of items that will not be available after the event, so do not miss.  Another event still in the running with lots of 'wintery but not necessarily Christmasy' items is The Liaison Collaborative.  I think December is the best month for this production that adds gachas to the goods on top of wearables, decor and fantastic poses. Lastly, a personal favorite of mine, is Creation.jp which rolls around quarterly and always has items from designers that rarely sell items as often as I would like them to, making it a real treat!

Hair: Tableau Vivant: Breeze: currently available at Creation.jp
Skin: Glam Affair: Miko Chii - Arctic 10f
Makeup: Beautiful Freak Cosmetics: Bitter Winter Makeover: currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight
Dress: Senzafine: Isadora - gorgeous original gown available in 3 color huds - currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight
Jewelry: House of Rain: Daggers: I always look forward to any new work from Axi Kurmin, This dramatic set also includes earrings and each item has fully customizable metal components - currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight
Build: Dutchie: Tea Dome De Vecht: lovely little hideaway: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Cardinals: Half-Deer: includes animated and static: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: Le Poppycock: from the "Peace" gacha poses - utterly fantastic set of poses - currently available at The Liaison Collaborative

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snow Bunny

Hi! I rarely look at the Destination Guide, but checked out 'photogenic spots' recently and was very intrigued by a post for Frisland.  I keep planning on setting up some winter scenes but just have not had time, so I popped over to Frisland and discovered the most wonderful winter location.  The sim is heavily forested making it perfect to find a little hiding spot and shoot some photos of an adorable get-up.

The Men's Department has gachas this month only and quite a few of them are also female friendly. B.C.C. is offering some lovely heavy sweaters and if you are really lucky you can win a version for men or women (you pick gender) with a lovely coat.  Nardcotix also has a gacha at TMD and you can win a variety of Rain Boots.  I loved the Plaid ones with this look as they have a subtle pattern reminiscent of Burberry's iconic Horseferry check.  At first I was stumped with what to pair with the jacket and then I remembered the precious leggings by Pixicat at Collabor88. I just could not decide on which color I liked best, so like the smart person I am I decided to fatpack it, which is usually a great route to go with this brand.  Nothing extended my soft and cozy look like Tableau Vivant's Snowbunny hair also at Collabor88.  The bunnies do not HAVE to be worn, but please why would you not?  FYI - even the bunnehs have a color hud! Since I was so pale I wanted my eyes to pop so I found the perfect shadow in Wicked Peach's Winter tone of the Season's Greetings Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative, where you can also find some spectacular gachas this month in addiction to all the other fare.

Hair: Tableau Vivant: Snowbunny: currently available at Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair: Miko Chii skin - Arctic 10B
Eyeshadow: The Wicked Peach - Season's Greetings gacha - winter - currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Sweater/Jacket: B.C.C.: Winter Story gacha: Female - Baby Pink (rare): currently available at The Men's Dept.
Leggings: Pixicat: Wintry Tights - flower: currently available at Collabor88
Boots: Nardcotix: Al's Rain Boot gacha - plaid: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Pose: Bauhaus Movement: currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's Cozy Inside

Is it only me???  Ever since the weirdness with SL this past weekend I cannot stop freezing up or crashing.  I have deleted and reinstalled viewers, checked the health of my comp, etc. to no avail.  So I am back in catch up mode (story of my life).  Today has been a quite a bit more stable and I was able to create a sweet Christmas scene with a cozy daybed that I would love to curl upon.  I think back to our pre-mesh days and I had zero interest in holiday items.  However, I love vintage in RL and there are so many stand-outs in SL...things that evoke deep sentiments and so I indulge, if only for a brief moment.

Daybed: Trompe Loeil: Snow Daybed: available in both PG and A versions, includes optional AO packs in case you want to customize it with your own textures. Otherwise, the bedding and blankets are color change.  Currently available at Collabor88.
Fireplace: noctis: Aloysus Edwardian fireplace - Gorgeous Art Nouveau period fireplace, a style that was particularly popular in Europe during the Edwardian years.  It has a crackling fire (w. sound) that I somehow managed to cut out of this shot..naturally. Currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight.
Tree: Dysfunctional Designs: Christmas Tree - if you did not get this tree last week for FLF and you like to decorate for Christmas, I hope you go back and get it.  This tree has all kinds of bells and whistles, different foliage colors, lights, ribbons, decorations, tree skirt - you name it, its customizable on top of being a really nice looking tree.
Chair, toys under tree: 8f8: Granny's Winter Cottage items: currently available at The Arcade.
Stars (wall, mantle), candles, lighted packages:  Trompe Loeil: gorgeous items you can win at The Arcade.  Make sure you get the so pretty advent calendar in front of the Gacha - it's free and precious. You will need that to open the keys, which is really fun on it's own. Cory never overcharges and none of the items are rare <3.
Nativity (left): Pixel Mode: Nativity: includes 4 different sign changes with a touch: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Nutcrackers: Convair: available in both white and color versions. These guys are mod and I shrunk them a lot from their original size: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Stockings: MishMish: Hammie Stocking: gift under the tree at The Arcade
Wreath: The Forge -  Xmas Crown Wreath - I blew it up and put it on the wall - gift under the tree at The Arcade.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Brr Cold

Oh, God. The Arcade! What a love/hate thing I have going on with that event.  I want it all, always, and I've basically forgotten how to blog for the last week as I have been stuffing my inventory to the gills like a squirrel stuffs acorns before winter.  I've always been an inventory hoarder since the beginning and something about having to get every single item from some sets (whether I use them is missing the point) that turns me into a Skinnerian button pusher.  Eh, but there are worse things to be in life than a bonafide SL fashion addict. I think I channeled The Blue Boy for my look today. It all just fell together perfectly once I was able to say "slow down, Eden" and start putting the look together.
I get way too long-winded in my posts, as Qopi has reminded me.  So instead of saying things twice, I will elaborate on the items in credits!

Dress: even.flow: Wendy Dress - Blue: available in many colors or as a FP HUD: New Release
Bow: ISON: Opulent Bow Tie - Frozen (Rare) - gorgeous! Currently available at The Arcade
Shoes: Ingenue: Jaclyn Shoes - Denim (for Belleza and Slink Med feet). Currently available at The Arcade
Stockings: Cannibelle: Fishnet / Knee Sock Combo - Lights: available at Winter Trend
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Xy with Panda / Ginger Kitty Earmuff: Currently available at The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair: December skin - Asia 04: Currently available at The Arcade
Nails: Hello Dave: VIP's Pretty: the best deal around - 50L join fee for group and a new set weekly plus all the previous past gifts you can gorge on! Join now before she knows how darn good she is! <3
Poses: Le Poppycock - from the Die A Little - A set

Monday, November 24, 2014

Is There Still Hope?

My husband, who was the sweetest man in the world, loved birds of prey.  He always said they were so interesting and smart. He died suddenly a few years ago in November and so when I see these birds I always smile a bit as if he is sending me a message (as well as hope they don't catch any little cuties).  Consider it just a bit of my strangeness. The November round of Genre is post apocalyptic not really getting down with happy holidays, but Genre has never claimed to be mainstream.  Bliensen + MaiTai is a regular participant in the event and Plurabelle Laszlo has created a Bottle Cap mask and necklace for the event.  I first remember Bleinsen + MaiTai for a free Bottle Cap necklace in the store about a zillion years ago when I was blogging for Free*Style.  It was with that necklace that I started to love her work so I feel it is only natural that I don the new edgier set.  The necklace comes in versions for both men and women and the mask is not rigged, so I don't see why it could not be worn by a male face with a bit of improvisation.
Ison's outfit for this month's Collabor88, really fit for the look I was going for.  The bandage top is modern and deconstructed and the back details are glorious.  The side lace pants are pretty darn sweet themselves, with really outstanding work on the side details. Wasabi Pills adorable Kokoro hair for the Xiasumi Festival, which runs until the end of this month, is really quite exquisite and added enough sweetness to not leave my look seeming too harsh.

Mask + Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai: Bottle Cap Mask / Necklace (f): currently available at Genre
Shirt: ISON: Bandage Back Top - olive: currently available at Collabor88
Pants: ISON: Side Lace Pants - taupe: currently available at Collabor88
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Kokoro: currently available at Xiasumi Festival
Skin: Essences: LouLou {TDRF} pale01: I picked it up last week at TDRF, it not there try store
Eye Makeup: Wicked Peach: Winter Harvest Makeup 06: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: Axix: from the Lady Crow set (includes crows): caw caw

taken at The Wastelands

Thursday, November 20, 2014

21Shoe: Sneak Peek for November 21

I have been completely crashtastic for the last couple of week so no fanceh photos today, but I think the news is more important than the photo in this case! 21Shoe is back in a big way! If you are unfamiliar with 21Shoe it's essentially a one day event, occurring on the 21st of each month, where a slew of shoe designers offer a 2 for 1 deal on shoes.  In the past these shoes were only been available on that particular day, but the rule has been expanded to where the shoe must be either new or exclusive.  Other than that there are really no limits, though you may find that many of the shoes are for Slink Mesh Feet or for one of the newer mesh bodies. However, that may not always be the case so be sure to check the specification for each shoe.  For a quick peak at tomorrow's shoes check out the 21Shoe Blog!  I am always excited on "21 day" and can't wait to indulge my shoe passion tomorrow!
Also, 21Shoe is what is termed a floating event in that there is not one specific location for the event and takes place at each participating designer's main store.  I am happy to show you the shoes that will be available from some of my favorite designers.  On top, are Suzette Heels from Ingenue.  For the price of one shoe you get both the lipstick and teal colors and these are made for Slink Medium Mesh Feet and Belleza's mesh body.  Below are from Bliensen + MaiTai, which is offering two different shoes for the price of one: Cerise Heels in Houndstooth for Slink Medium Mesh Feet and include both rigged and unrigged versions as well as Strapped Heels for Slink High Mesh Feet and also include both rigged and unrigged versions.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter is Coming...Already?

It has been snowing like the dickens in RL and I've been dressing up Eden in warming clothes even though it is always warm on my platform where I hide most of the time. I am a big fan of Coco and I grab just about any coat or suit that she makes as they are always perfect.  She recently released the Chester Coat and a new Sweater with Shirt underneath and I had to have at least one color of each. The sweater has the added feature of a version that fits under coats and not having to fight mesh clash makes me very happy.  I guess I can justify buying more purely on that basis.
So much of the "stuff" I am wearing with the outfit is currently available at various events.  Wasabi Pills has the adorable Karin hair at FaMESHed for November.  I love the short bangs; besides being fresh, they always make me think of a gamine like Audrey Hepburn or Winona Rider.  The gorgeous shoes I am wearing are from Nardcotix, which has recently reopened and making stunning shoes. The Delilah Stilettos are currently available at The Liaison Collaborative.  There are versions for Slink high feet and Belleza and The Mesh Project bodies. Regretfully the shot came out so "white" with the lighting I used that you can't really make out the stockings I am wearing from Cannibelle. The designer, sweet Annabelle Couturier, has made some finely textured Micronet Tights for Cirque de Seraphim in both dark and light pastel tones.  Let me say this: I am a fussy shopper, I have a ton of things in my inventory and I have come to appreciate good designers.  Cannibelle is tops on my list for stockings and she makes appliers for just about any body, including toddlers.  The things on my nails are actually quite fantastic.  The Rawwr Claws are made by Plurabelle Lazslo of Bliensen + MaiTai for this month's round of We<3RP.  They are original mesh, available ready to wear for both slink casual and elegant hands as well as in sizes large enough as well as modifiable for the standard avatar hand, including for men.  They are delicious and a great statement piece!

Coat: *COCO*: ChesterCoat - LightBlue: New Release
Sweater: *COCO*: SweaterWithShirt -LightGrey: New Release
Skirt: *COCO*: PleatedMiniSkirt - Grey
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Karin: currently available at FaMESHed
Skin: Glam Affair: Katya - Europa 03
Makeup: The Wicked Peach: Winter Harvest Eye Makeup - 01: & Rosy - cheeks for lighter skin:           both available at The Liaison Collaborative
Stockings: Cannibelle: Micronet Tights - light blue: available at Cirque de Seraphim
Shoes: Nardcotix: Delialah Stilettos - teal: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Claws: Bliensen+MaiTai: Rawwr Claws: silver: available at We<3RP
Pose: Everglow: from the Comfy set: available at The Liaison Collaborative

Photo taken at NorderNey

Monday, November 17, 2014

I feel a Nip in the Air

In RL you can feel much more than a nip as we are receiving a massive Arctic blast and the only reasonable place to be is bundled up in your home.  On days like this my gratitude simply overflows for what I have.  Tableau Vivant and Glam Affair have collaborated on a hair/skin look that is sold together!  Miko Chii has been made for the CosplaySL event, which runs November 15 - 30.  How it works is that there are 11 different combinations to chose from, each corresponding to one of Tableau Vivant's hair HUD options, and a Glam Affair skin is specially chosen and included to enhance the hair.  The hair HUD includes 30 color options and includes 3 sizes. The skin chosen is in the Arctic tone and includes several brow shapes and color options. Because the skin and hair is sold together, your option to mix and match is to purchase more than one combination.

The clothing and accessories I am wearing are currently available at The Liaison Collaborative. Valentina E is offering the cozy  Kristin knit dress that includes a matching scarf.  It is available in 4 color options.   The pomme de pin set from Cae includes a necklace and earrings.  This special set is fully customizable and you can change the texture of each separate element. I've also included some of the outdoor decor items available at the event: Bench and Pump from Atlier Visconti and Lighted Trees from Pixel Mode.

Hair & Skin: Tableau Vivant/Glam Affair: Miko Chai - 10 / blondes available at CosplaySL.  The combinations are a sight to behold!
Dress: Valentina E.: Kristin knit dress - silver - available at The Liaison Collaborative
Necklace: Cae: pomme de pin necklace: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Bench and Pump: Atlier Visconti: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Lighted Trees: Pixel Mode: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: LePoppycock: from the Die A Little Set

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

50 Shades of Eden and one of them is pissed :)

Angry because I have spent the last several days in SL attempting to get this shot and either my new graphics card is a fail or the cable provider is a lamo and not giving me a good connection. Either way, my son finally relented and let me use his laptop.  What a difference a good computer makes!
I would take the comp back but he might die. Cable doods are coming later this week and if that does not fix it it means no decent comp for me for the duration! Grr

The items I am showing in this scene are some fabulous items from events that are ending soon.  Run to FaMESHed and check out Trompe Loeil's Paxton Living Room Set.  The primary items include an overstuffed sofa and chairs and one of the coolest coffee tables I have seen in SL, not shown but looks like a large tree slice {ie. Sequoia).  Also available are the paintings and lighting shown above. Season's Story, which I think runs a few more days is as lovely as always and I fell hard for Eula's new Wilma hair.  I'm not a huge big hair fan and this hair is similar to my RL hair.  The delicious slip dress is from Ison's collection at Collabor88.  I love Harry Ison like a fat kid loves cake because he makes soime of the best understated, sophisticated clothes on the grid. I am obsessed with his work. Finally, Cannibelle is busy again after a summer slow down and has some adorable stocking sets at the Kawaii vs. Creepy Gacha Fair.  She has 4 styles out and I opted for one of the kawaii's for this post. I have become a huge fan of her stockings!

Building: Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox: currently available at Collabor88
Furnishings and Decor: Trompe Loeil: from the Paxton Living Room Set: currently available @ FaMESHed
Hair: Eula: Wilma: currently available at The Season's Story
Skin: Glam Affair: Aria - Artic 01 G
Makeup: Buzz - Nynx Shadow - Salem: currently available at The Cosmetic Fair
Earrings: Mandala: Oddesey - Zeus - silver
Dress: ISON: Silk Slip Dress - purple: currently available at Collabor88
Cuffs: Pomposity: Handcuff Bracelet
Stockings: Cannibelle: Heart Seam Tights - purple: available at the Kawaii vs. Creepy Gacha Fair
Boots: Purple Moon: Croco Boots (for Slink High Feet)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Like a Queen

Just a quick post to show off my FABULOUS new dress I found at this round of The Fantasy Collective. It's by Senzafine, and is called the "Caterina" gown. I have to admit, I haven't bought a big poofy formal type dress in ages cuz well, I never go anywhere to wear them, but when I saw this one, it was love at first sight. The texturing is exquisite, and it fits perfectly! It's available in 8 colors, and is very reasonably priced.

Since the dress has sort of a "regal" vibe to it, what better to top it off with than a crown! :D This one is also at The Fantasy Collective this round. It's called the "Isabel" crown, by Sweet Lies Designs. It's available in silver & gold, and both have a color change hud for the gems.

 I finished off my look with one of my favorite necklaces from Lazuri. Not only is it beautiful, but it's named after a character from my most favorite movie EVER! (not sure if that was on purpose, or a coincidence, but yeah) The Esme necklace! ^.^ If you've never been to Lazuri, you definitely need to check them out. They have one of the best selections of formal jewelry on the grid, and they offer awesome group gifts!
Until next time!

Skin: Glam Affair - Penny - Autumn Girl - Gift for The Seasons Story
Dress: .:Senzafine:. "Caterina" Gown - Moonlight - The Fantasy Collective
Hair: *ARGRACE* HARUKA - Blondes
Crown: Isabel Silver Crown * Sweet Lies Original - The Fantasy Collective
Earrings: Lazuri Diamond Stud Earrings
Necklace: Lazuri Esme Necklace
Poses: Kirin Poses - Hera Pose Pack

Location: Japan Tempura Island

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sometimes it gets to be too much

Like most folks that I know in SL I tend to get too busy to the point where I can't keep up or get so overwhelmed with IM's and tasks that SL ceases to be fun.  SL, at least if you are a fashionista, has become so fast paced.  I cannot keep up anymore with events, which like it or not, is SL's current business model...and I like events, and even, work on some.  It has introduced me to so many designers I would have never known.  Almost every thing I am wearing or am standing on or next to is from a recent event and include some items that I will continue to wear or use over and over again.
I love to death Baiastice's new Tori dress which is available right now at The Liaison Collaborative. It is the definitive sexy slip dress and great care has been taken on the placement of lace and texture shading to show off a woman's curves, even a no-mesh-body, tiny avatar like me.  Some of you may remember the slip dress that Digit Darkes made about a billion years ago in SL.  I used to wear that thing to death and this will be an often used favorite in my ghastly inventory.  I decided to go with Soonsiki's newer Rat hair, which has that gamine look I adore and does not cover up this pretty dress. The Peyton shoes from Baby Monkey are a newer release and are available with a multi-texture hud for a very reasonable price.

Build: Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox for October Collabor88 (love the texture treatment on the windows!)
Tables: Circa: Traveler's Desk for Mystic Realms (closing soon!)
Hair: Soonsiki: Rat
Skin: Glam Affair: Aria - Arctic 01 G
Dress: Baiastice: Tori - Bittersweet for The Liaison Collaborative - October
Jewelry: Mandala: Billionaire Watch Set & Sagarmatha Necklace -Silver
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Peyton for Slink High Feet
Poses: oOo Studio: both from new sets that were introduced for the recent FLF: Avenger & Henrietta

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's in the details

Trompe Loeil's Attic Skybox for Collabor88 is full of architectural details that lend so much character to the build. The skybox has 3 large rooms, all with fireplaces (and includes both candle and log arrangements) and is ridiculously priced for this month at Collaborate. Also included is a separate surround with dusky skies and lit trees (which I forgot to use) as well as two versions of the skybox: a stand alone and one inside of the surround. Cory is also selling the wingback chairs shown on the left side of my photo, which comes with a white and natural wood finish (and with/without a pillow). The chairs are tastefully texture change with 18 animations as well as props.
In with some old favorites I have tossed in some fabulous items from several events: The Liaison Collaborative, The Theme Park and Mystical Realms, which is closing soon and a must see.  I also was attracted to quite a few items to be found in the Terror-iffic Hunt, which has some adorable items for only $L 5 each.  Details below!

Skybox: Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox: available @ Collabor88
Photo 1 (left to right):
Pumpkin: Dust Bunny: Pumpkin Cats: find it for the Terror-iffic Hunt
Bench: Alouette: Rainy Day Bench
Table: Frogstar: Corny Candy Table:  find it for the Terror-iffic Hunt
Wingbacks: Trompe Loeil: Wingback Chairs: available at Collabor88
Desk/Chair: Circa: "Traveller's Discovery" Table Trio / Highchair - Redwood: a beautifully detailed set that deserves it's own post: currently available at Mystic Realms
Raven Hanging: Frogstar - texture change
Stool: Fetch: Lya Stool: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Orange Candles: Atooly: Cluttered Candles - also includes a black set: find it for the Terror-iffic Hunt
Kaleidoscope - Hocus Pocus Shelf: available @ The Theme Park
Photo 2 (left to right) new items:
Coffin Bookcase: Alouette: available @ The Theme Park
Treat Bucket: Schadenfreude: Treat Bucket, 2014: Free - I have collected these every year since I rezzed and am completely obsessed with them every year.
Bench: Culprit: Friend's Bench Crackle
Table: Post: Haarlem Deco Coffee Table (group)
Bookcase: Traveller's Discovery Tall Shelf: currently available at Mystic Realms
Rocking Chair: MudHoney: Owen Rocking Chair - cherry (available in a multitude of finishes. When you sit it automatically starts rocking and includes 13 animations: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative

Monday, October 20, 2014

Into the Woods

It's the final week of Mystic Realms and if you have not been there you really must.  I am not an RP'er but I like to switch up my look and the shopping there was absolutely fantastic.  Even G Field is there and it is always nice to see new works from Cerebus Noel.  I am a long time fan of the meticulous effort put into items.  I still have hundreds of pairs of the sculpt shoes because they have simply held up to the test of time, while others have been tossed and forgotten. G Field's Elwyn outfit is a single piece, though it looks like separates.  It comes in 5 standard sizes and in 4 colors. If you can't decide which to buy, get the fatpack because it's a really good value.  I've become more aware of Isabeau Baragula's work for Kalopsia, especially her range of skill.  She has several items at Mystic Realms including the stone arch, well, and tree bench shown here. However, if you visit The Men's Dept. right now you will see houses she has made to resemble metal shipping crates that are just as incredible.

Also brand new is Wasabi Pills Ariel hair which she has created for Fallen God's Anniversary. Among other event there is a small market with some of "the Gods'" favorite creators. It's a precious mid-length  rigged style with a bit of a lift and a braid across the top.  It is available in all of MissAllSunday's textures and includes hair bases.  Me likey :).

Dress: G Field: Elwyn Outfit - Forest: available at Mystic Realms
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Ariel - Cinnamon: available at The Sun Market
Stockings: Cannibelle: Plain Ribbed Tights - Coffee
Skin: Glam Affair: Katelyn - Europa 03 - still one of my favorites
Eyes: IKON: Destiny Eyes - Clarity
Arch, Well, Tree Bench: Kalopsia: available at Mystic Realms
Pose: Axix: Ladycrow: available at Mystic Realms - awesome pose set!
Trees: Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods v2
Grasses: Happy Mood: Wire Grass - light green
               Lumiere: Dried Grass Ground Cover

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hooray for Cute!

It all started with the little horns on the hair. Tableau Vivant's new color huds are the bomb and the delicate streaks of pink in the blond pack are like spun sugar, especially near the top of the head. The effect on the Mimi attachments perfectly blends with Hallie hair, both available at Collabor88. I don't tend to be a flashy person so the subtle streaks allowed me to really get my face on. The skin is the new group gift at Glam Affair and I added Wicked Peach's Priestess Makeup which is available now The Liaison Collaborative and I am super pleased with the look.  Just what I need before I succumb to Autumn completely.
I am a long time fan of Mimikri, who I am thrilled to see at The Liaison Collaborative.  Mimikri has a casual way with glam that I appreciate and the Eve Embellished Dress is a cute little cocktail number that shows just enough to be sexy without having to desperately throw yourself at the grid.  My hair is covering the darling little jewels that dot the bust of the shirt but it is distinctly Mimikri. Baby Monkey has been on a roll producing SLink compatable shoes for a song compared to many stores. They are sold with a single color hud that basically serves as a fat pack for less than the price of many shoes.  Better yet, group members get half off on all new releases for the first week.

Poses do not get enough credit though I do think we are getting better at crediting them.  They make our picture.  I am extremely impressed with the new pose sets that Fanny Willis has created for Candy Fair. Since the event ends today I hope they are soon at her store. She is definitely a pose maker that I will seek out in the future!

Hair: Tableau Vivant: Hallie hair with Mimi extensions: Blond Hud: New Release currently available at Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair: Sia - Pearl - Dead Doll C: new group gift!
Makeup: Wicked Peach: Priestess Pack 1 - 2: New Release currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Dress: Mimikri: Eve Embellished Dress - Fire: New Release one of several colors available at The Liaison Collaborative
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Nilla - Slink High Foot compatible
Poses: Everglow: from the Sugar and Sweet sets that were just at Candy Fair

Monday, October 13, 2014

Candy, Oh?

I am hopelessly behind on blogging! RL has been busy and I am having computer issues, like PS refused to open on the cloud (grr) but I had to show you some of the cuteness over at Candy Fair 2014.  It's a bright spot on the current event calendar and has some really good stuff!   I was really impressed by how the organizers laid out the booths so that designers of similar products are near each other, e.g. poses.  Speaking of poses, I was super impressed with the pose sets that were being offered at the fair, so if you are in need, the Fair is definitely worth checking out.

Tableau Vivant, along with Glam Affair, have recently reopened with some great new changes. Tableau Vivant has reintroduced a new color line that is simply fantastic.  Hair color is changed via a new HUD that features 30 options. Even basic colors have a balayage effect so they never look flat. All new releases will feature the new colors:

10 new color charts:
Black + Whites
Dip dye
Light brunette
Tie & die
and fatpacks will include the special Chemistry HUD that plays with a variety of colors and effects and will never be sold outside of fatpacks.  Because of the immensity of this endeavor, hair created prior to the new color HUDs will not be updated.

Hair: Tableau Vivant: Aida: Shown with "Funky" hair, crown included: New Release!
Skin: Glam Affair: Asia: Viva la Noce (was FLF item last week) + Casia Lipcolor 10
Cute little monsters: even.flow: Monster Cushions: adorable gacha to rez or hold. All original artwork w/ 10 commons + 3 rares
Available at Candy Fair: 2 Sims: URLS are to shops, the Gacha Park is near the walkway between the sims!
Dress: Atomic: Sunday Dress - Blue
Armor: Pixicat: Crew Armor: cupcake: Gacha
Shoes: Eudora3D: Candy Heels for Slink High Feet
Candy Trees: Myrrine: Gacha
Table, Chairs and Tea Sets: Myrrine
Cakes: Paper Flowers: Gacha: shown: Hearts of Gold,  Fly Away With Me (rare), Elephant
Heart Cushion: Sways: Gacha: Miss You
Pose: NanTra: from the new Candygram series

Friday, October 10, 2014


I was lucky enough to be able to preview the Mystic Realms Fair which officially opened today.  I think I went back at least 3 times.  Not only is the event huge with 2 packed sims, it offers so many amazing, high quality products.  Voshie Paine, Arica Storaro, Catheryne Darkfury and their team deserve high accolades for the setting and the collections. RP/Fantasy gear is no longer the exclusive territory of Goreans and other RP'ers and I am certain this has some controversy for the fundamentalists. This liberal Yankee girl embraces the inclusion of these works into fashionista land! It forces me to take an even bolder approach to styling, whether it's dressed in candy, battle gear or street chic.

It was instalove for me with TheMuses Callon outfit.  I remember the designer, Dolce Blackflag, from the days of PixelDolls and recognize the elaborate texturing that was so distinctive in those designs.  The outfit is a combination of mesh and system layers, which is actually quite practical for layering as well as movement.  The cloak is color change and the boots are sold separately. I've become latecomer on the bandwagon of Damselfly hair, but I've recently aquired several pieces and look forward to seeing their offerings at various events. The Sanica style for the fair is crazy messy in a good way and perfect for photos. Axix has a fantastic pose set at the event, Lady Crow, which has a lot of movement and include crows set for each pose.  Essences skin offering for the fair, Pearl, features light golden touches on the eyes and there are lipcolors available to purchase as well.  (Freebie alert! There is a free sample of lip color at the fair).

Credits: (all items are currently exclusively available at Mystic Realms.  I will provide slurls; follow the red arrow from the landing point to locate the appropriate shop.)
Hair: Damselfly: Sanica
Skin: Essences: Pearl - Medium
Dress & Boots: TheMuses: Callon - Brown
Pose: Axix: Lady Crow 5

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Candy & Cupcakes & Cookies OH MY

Taking a break from my Mystic Realms Faire hauls, I thought I'd highlight another terrific event that's going on until October 17th - The CANDY FAIR! Definitely the sweetest (no pun intended) event in all the land; you could get a cavity just from walking around for 10 minutes!
Visit the Candy Fair website for all the info, including a photo contest they have going!

This outfit (which is PERFECT for my look, I might add) is from The Sugar Garden. It comes in about 8 diff colors I think, but I LOVE chocolate, so of course I had to get that flavor. My shoes are from the KoiKoi gacha machine (yes, I still have a gacha addiction. I need a support group or something.). They are so yummy, you basically want to take one of and lick it. The heel even looks like a cone! They are simply brilliant. And the sucker - OMG the sucker! The coolest/funniest/most ADORBS sucker ever. You can WHACK PEOPLE WITH IT! If the person you're whacking is wearing a "Candy Crusher" HUD, you can actually knock them out, once you bonk them enough. And every time you swing, it poofs candy particles. SO CUTE!

Finishing off my look is a candy fair exclusive skin by Essences, called Ingrid. I swear, I should just pitch a tent in Inka's back yard. It would save me teleporting time. This one has 5 different makeup variations, and each is available in her new tones of pale 01, pale 02, medium 01 & medium 02. Another line to add to my collection! :D

If you haven't been to Candy Fair yet, you definitely don't want to miss it. But a warning: you might have to hit up the dentist afterwards, from all the sweets!

Skin: Essences - Ingrid (CandyFair) Pale01 *makeup01* - Candy Fair 2014!
Outfit: .tsg. Lil' Lace - Melty Choco - Candy Fair 2014!
Shoes: KoiKoi Cherry Poppers Berry Fizz - Candy Fair 2014!
Stockings: T7E - Dipped! Thigh High Socks: Cream - Marketplace
Hair: (Chemistry) HAIR - Bubbles - Blooms - Rose
Septum piercing: Amala -  The Sadie Septum Ring - Silver - Candy Fair 2014!
Nose Chains: *~*HopScotch*~* Nhona Silver - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th!
Necklace: +Spellbound+ Eat Me Cookie Necklace // Pink/Lilac
Earrings: Bowtique - Icecream Earrings  - Marketplace
Ring: .Atomic. {Double Scoop} - Ring - Candy Fair 2014!
Bracelet: *MM* Yummy Charm Jewelry Set - Marketplace
Sucker: *BOOM* Candy Crusher (bubblegum) - Candy Fair 2014!
Nail Polish: [Fetch] Cutie  Nails - Candy Fair 2014!
Gum: Blow-Up - Bubble Gum

Magic Nook
Purple Poses

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Back in the day, I was quite the costume queen. Not from a roleplay perspective, but simply for fun. A friend and I actually had running competitions to see which of us could out-costume the other. (we never did come to a conclusion on that one.) For the past while, I haven't really worn anything not considered "normal" .....mostly because I'm too busy to change clothes more than twice a month, and I rarely leave my platform anyway .......but I must say, all these nifty events going on lately is leaving me wanting to get back in the swing.

This outfit from G-Field is perfect for an elven motif. It comes in 4 different colors, and is exclusive to the Mystic Realms Faire. I remembered I'd gotten these boots from COCO ages ago, and it turned out that they went perfectly with this look. The bow, however, is the cherry on top of this outfit. It's definitely the coolest bow & arrow set I've seen. Admittedly, there are lots of features with this thing that I didn't dabble in, but what I did play with totally rocks. It comes with a hud that allows you to draw your bow & shoot stuff (*looks at Eden*), and when it's not drawn, the get-up rests on your back. One of the key aspects of THAT bit is that it's all 1 prim/object/whatever so it makes fitting it to your avatar a BREEZE. That might not mean much to some people, but for me, that is comparable to winning the lottery, and being fed chocolate dipped bacon.

 Finished off with some accessories I picked up at the fair, along with the beautiful hut from Sweet Revolutions, and my job was done! *goes back to looking for things to shoot at*

Skin: Essences - Emma *lait* blonde
Outfit: *G-Field*[Mesh] Elwyn Outfit -chestnut-(MRF Exclusive) - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Boots: *COCO*_SuedeBoots(Brown)
Hair: *Soonsiki! Raven
Bow: (Pucca Firecaster's Creations) ~Forest's scourge 1.0 - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Wrist Bracers: Noodles - Norah Bracers Brown - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Flask: [tea.s] Liquid Flask - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Bloody Knees: .{ Mes Petites Coutures }. Bloody Knees
Choker: -Deathrowdesigns- medieval collar - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Circlet:  ::Bite&Claw:: Ionna Circlet - Silver - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Face Paint: Lovely Disarray - Attitude : Unisex Face Paint - Marketplace
Freckles: -UtopiaH- Nose Freckless Faded

Hut: ~*Sweet Revolutions*~ Hut of Valinor - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th

::WetCat:: Builds&Poses

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Princess & her Castle

The Mystic Realms Faire opens on October 10th, and I must say, there is a lot of FABULOUS stuff there!  I found a lot of new stores (new to me, anyway) that I'll definitely have to add to my "stalk" list. One of the stores I came across is called Kalopsia. They have some fabulous fantasy type items (with built in poses!), one of which is the coolest castle I've ever seen!

It's actually made to be more of a small decorative item, but I just had to blow it up to life size cuz well ....it's the coolest castle I've ever seen! (did I say that already?) While you're grabbing the awesomesauce castle, you can find these stone arches, the bench, the well, and the flying leaves. All at VERY reasonable prices!
While on my journey, I found this beautiful flowered head wreath from Evie's Closet, which comes with a matching choker. There are several colors to choose from, but I chose the red one for my photo. The lovely dress I'm wearing is from The Library, called the "White Queen". It is available in several colors, and it includes optional sleeves, and a halter with a collar. Calico has the perfect elven princess hairstyle available, called "Marian". It's styled with woven braids in the back, which come with a color change hud.

I must say, from what I've seen so far, the creators have really outdone themselves with this fair, and I can't wait to go back for more goodies! If you'd like to get a jump start before opening day, you can check out their shopping guide. See you there! ^.^

Skin: Essences - Lorde01 *lumiere* blonde
Dress: ~The Library~ White Queen Dress-White - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Hair: *Calico* Marian - Light Blondes - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Wreath & Necklace: Evie's Closet - Arianwen Wreath - Red - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Eyes: Ikon Eyes - Lucid - Oxidation Lighter
Eyeshadow: [mock]Gallifrey Green eShadow [eye only]
Lipstick: *L* Dusty Matte - Strawberry (no longer available)

Rezzed Items:
Arches, Castle, Flying Leaves, Bench, Well:  - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Kalopsia - Stone Arch
Kalospia - Stone Bench
Kalospia - Well Town
Kalopsia - Flying leaves (green)
Kalopsia - Princess Castle
Step Stone Path: Sway's [stony] step stones - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Trees: Four Season Oak Tree from Studio Skye
Shrubs & Grasses: Happy Mood & alirium

Pose: Clutter for Builders

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hi all!  Just a quick update on The Liaison Collaborative and a new hair from Wasabi Pills. The current round of Liaison Collaborative is coming up on it's last week and there are some great things you don't want to miss!  The theme this month is "Technologic" and everything has a techy or alien edge to it.  I'm wearing Fishy Strawberry's Technofuture Bralette and Metallic Panel Leggings as well as Izzie's Spike Necklace.  Both have several varieties of textures to choose from.  Over at Uber, Wasabi Pills has released the new Lea hair.  It's a sexy blown back style that let's you show off your makeup!

Hair: Wasabi Pills: Lea - Rye: New Release available @ Uber
Skin: Glam Affair: Cassia - Artic 03
Outfit: Fishy Strawberry: New Release available @ The Liaison Collaborative
Necklace: Izzies: Spike Necklace - Copper / Black: New Release available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: Ma Vie - from the Missing Pieces set: New Release available at The Liaison Collaborative (it's a great set of what I would call "emotional" poses!)

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! ^.^

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

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.

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

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

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

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)

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:)

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.

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)