I saw her standing there

Saw her standing there

On returning to Backdrop City I headed to the streets and I ” saw her standing there”, well actually no I didn’t because that her is my avi.. yup short hair! This unisex style is one of the new releases from Exile that you will find at this round of C88.

Clothing is a mixture of new and older items ; Addams // Trinity Denim Skirt with Belt // , Stories&Co. Lazy Sweatshirt – Cream, fame femme : Fall Scarf – Iron Gate – Maitreya ( past gacha), REIGN.- Scarlett Boots (Maitreya-Lara)- Black, Lola Lace Top Thigh Highs, {Luxuria}

Skin is AnnaBelle from Session skins and eyes are from Avi Glam.

Relentless hair, Exile @ C88

Backdrop: Glasper Rooftop, LEIJIN// Structure @ Backdrop city
Pose: Class of her own, Something New

TWE12VE Monthly Event – exclusive 2 single poses Event opens January 12th 2018 12 noon SLT
I will add the SLurl once the event is open!

SLurl to TWE12VE event :  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/79/199/22

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Not so dirty Harry

Harry's Hat

The start of this outfit was the fantastic embroidered jacket by Valentina E, which you can find in the gacha area of the current round of  Chapter 4. This is one of the common ones, others include various military badges – so I played until I had a variety. Yes I know I am a gacha addict, but also a V.e addict too. Other gacha items in this styling are the Princess Muff, an old gacha item from Junbug ( still available at the store, in the back rooms) and this fantastic Harry hat from the gacha at Deadwool. Although this is intended for men, it does have a re-size menu which allows you to get a better fit if you decide to acquire it for yourself ladies.  I was originally  playing the gacha for my male alt, but decided to keep this hat for Serenity ! The glimpse of hair you can see is Reprise from Stealthic.

The jeans are skinny fit zipper capris from Tetra and I found there was a perfect match in the hud for the Anouk boots that I picked up from Kokoia. You can select from a range of colours for various parts so I left the main boot a contrasting colour. Having such a close fit for the colour of the knit part of the boot meant that it blended with the jeans disguising any break throughs. I was wondering why there aren’t more jeans available with a knee-high fit for boots, if when you read this you know of any to suggest please drop a note in the comments section.

Location for the photo is at Backdrop City, this time in the Underground section, using the Cellardoor from Anxiety. The pose was an old one I had stored in a posing hud, I don’t have the specific name but it is from Manifeste. I played around with lighting a little , in-world and in editing which gave a slightly coppery sheen to the hat, it is more of a grey colour but as you can see the texturing is anything but plain so it will look fantastic in any lighting I am sure.

SLurl to Backdrop City  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LUNATICA/224/210/557

‘Snow fun without you

Snow-fun-@-Orchard-Heights

I went exploring around the Winter Sim of Orchard Heights, this gorgeous sim is one of the 17 connected sims that make up this beautifully landscaped community. My first visit to this location impressed me so much I decided to indulge in renting a small SL home and with the capable and friendly help from Mia Tigra I settled into a cute cottage with waterside views. As I chose a fully furnished property it comes with only a small additional LI (prim) allowance – but I did read that they are happy to negotiate if I decide I need more. Though to be honest it is decorated so well I only rezzed one or two things to personalise it. I will share a couple snaps of ” my new home” sometime in the near future.

Meanwhile the fun pose shown above is an old one from Elephante Poses , I don’t know if it’s still available but it is a good one and includes the snowball prop. The warm coat and sweater set is Sonia from PurpleMoon and the Cake leggings and matching Cupcake boots are a firm favourite from Blueberry. Brand new is this lovely hat and long hair which was a Christmas gift from Agrace, it says group gift at the store but I clicked it and received it without being in the group. There is also a short style with hat designed for men, there are huds included to choose from the full range of colours of hair and a selection of colours for the attached hat.

SLurl to Orchard Heights :  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Orange%20Mistake/150/187/22

 

Rediscovery

Rediscovery

Welcome to 2018! I hope you had the Christmas you wished for and the Happy New Year you need. I have made a decision to continue with my blog but in a very relaxed fashion, I am going to blog older items and new releases that I purchase.

So during my short break I decided to go and explore Backdrop City , the sim at the centre of quite a heated debate regarding backdrops and whether they should be allowed to be rezzed for anyone to access. I have been very on the fence about this, seeing both sides – even though I had not been to check out the sim involved. I read the original post and then many of the follow up comments from various people, unfortunately there has been some backlash for the original poster when I believe that her original statement was made out of genuine concern not the desire to cause trouble. However after reading a LOT of opinions , which often became unkind, I realised how dangerous sharing an opinion can be, especially when you represent your store or are a visible representative brand. It does call into question how bloggers balance loyalty to stores that provide them with items, if they happen to have a difference of opinion about an external situation.  Anyway enough introspection on this matter, I decided to go and check out Backdrop City.

I rummaged around in my immense inventory and selected casual clothing from Addams, boots from Breathe and the newly released Truth VIP December gift, the backdrop I used is The Greenhouse Scene from Pseudo. I will add the SLurl to Backdrop City at the end, as I feel this is a wonderful resource for bloggers to access. It is well set out and spacious making it easy to see what’s available and select what you wish to use, this is fantastic for bloggers with limited space and overflowing inventories ( yes me lol). You do not have to belong to a group to access or use it and you are able to rezz items, but be considerate of other users and be sure to tidy up when you are finished. You will need to have either a pose hud or pose stand as these are predominantly backdrops without animations in them.There is a group which allows access to an additional platform with new /current releases, but currently I am enjoying exploring and discovering new items and re-discovering older scenes I had forgotten about. Which seems a good point to wrap up on, this shall be the focus of my blog – rediscovery and exploration.

SLurl to Backdrop City :      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LUNATICA/223/206/554

Spotted shopping

Leopard, Sascha's Designs

Showcasing a fun spotty outfit from Sascha’s Designs, Leopard consists of a mesh overcoat, mesh boots, and omega appliers for the pants and top. The outfit includes black or spotted versions for the pants so you can go as spot crazy as you like.

Also worn is this great updo Madeline from EMO-tions at the current round of Hairology. I recently picked up the Scarlet mesh head from LAQ and have enjoyed trying on different appliers, Session skins have recently released one called Josie BUT the one shown here is an older one called Fiona. Eyes are from Avi- Glam, I believe I selected the Sand color in the Charm range.

The pose is an old one from Frozen Poses and includes the shopping bags. The background used is a past event gacha item from Rama.

Now mustn’t stop any longer .. off to get my shopping finished.

EMO-tions, Sascha's Designs, Session Skins + LAQ head

PS I am taking a break from blogging, I have been writing this blog for over 5 years, and I feel it’s time to take a break and re-evaluate. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I thank you all for visiting my blog, reading my words, supporting the stores I have blogged for and sharing my passion for SL fashion. To all the stores who have provided opportunities for me to showcase their items I would like to say a very heartfelt thank you- I wish you continued success with your stores, and even if I do not return to blogging in 2018 you can be sure I will be returning to SL as one of your customers!

Ice maiden

Fabiola gown, Azul @ Winter Trend

Fabiola is a dreamy gown combining mesh and flexi skirt add-ons to create a gorgeous silhouette for your festive celebration, though to be honest this gown will look gorgeous any time of year. Available currently at the Winter Trend event in this soft aqua colour and four other options, you are sure to find a perfect fit as it includes both mesh body specific sizes ( Belleza x3, Slink x2, Maitreya and TMP) as well as fitmesh standard size versions. The delicate tiara is included.

Ice Maiden

Adding to the ice maiden look I selected a pale skin tone of the Camila Catwa applier (tone 3) Avi Glam and also the Hope eyes in Ice also from Avi Glam. I enhanced the look with alaskametro<3 “Luxe” eyeshadow  and alaskametro<3 “Velvet” lipstick , both in the Catwa HUD versions.  Hair is  ASHA A (Breeze), eXxEsS and the fur stole in blue is from Caboodle ( a gacha item).

The location for the photo was another area of  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Escapes/125/166/26  and though I played with the lighting a little I left the snowflakes falling and casting shadows as they went – just so you know that the markings over the chest area are shadows not skin markings.

SLurl to Winter Trend  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Intangible/124/126/20

SLurl to Avi Glam  :     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

Delicious deceit

Delicious deceit

At a recent event when the focus was on Sleeping Beauty, Silvan Moon Designs released a gown suitably regal and impressive as befitting an Evil Queen. The Evil Queen Grimhilde  gown set shown here in Purple is available in a range of colors at The White Armory mainstore. Remember that SMD is a collaborative label between owners of TWA and BME. The plate of poisoned apples is an old hunt gift from *Sweet Lies Original *.

Another older item is this complex hairstyle  from .:EMO-tions:. * ANTOINETTE*. It comes with an attachment but I left that off and added some beautiful pieces from Zuri Jewelry instead. As this hairstyle is an older one I believe it is only found on the marketplace.

SLurl to TWA  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald/61/137/25

SMD Grimhilde ( rear view)

Teardrops Choker and earrings in  Amethyst Dream and in the first picture you see a glimpse of the Hummingbird Amethyst Ring – Gold Filigree all from Zuri Jewelry. By the way if you haven’t visited this fantastic jewelry store recently now is the perfect time. As well as several hunts and sale items, there is the fantastic 12 days of Christmas – items are free for group members and cost a tiny 25L to non- group members. Check out the blog for more information  :    https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/  .

SLurl to Zuri Jewelry  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

Alaskametro+Avi Glam+ EMO-tions + Zuri Jewelry

Finally a close up to show the jewels, these gorgeous eyes from Avi Glam – AG. Vivid Eyes – Catwa Applier – Exotic and the makeup I found at alaskametro.

SLurl to Avi Glam  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dallas%20County/86/93/1522

Other details include : Essences Catwa Appliers [AmaraP01] ( gacha @ current Arcade) with alaskametro<3 “Lady Venom” lipstick 3 – Catwa HUD( in store gacha) and alaskametro<3 “Luxe” eyeshadow – Catwa HUD.

Location for photos  :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Escapes/128/200/22

 

Naughty but oh so nice

Naughty but oh so Nice, SE pose prop

Something New props and poses has a ” naughty side” expressed through their brand called Something Erotic, with a range of single and couples poses with/out props. Of course with the lead up to Christmas there are seasonal poses to capture the kinkier side of the festivities. A prime example is the Naughty but oh so nice couple pose, chair included. The poses I used in the single photos below are also from SE, the Ho Ho Sexy Ho pack. You will find these SE poses located on the SN Photoland in a small store to the side

SLurl to SE/ Something New :     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rainbow%20Illuzion/92/53/22

Victoria , emerald, Carries Lingerie

Another store that really gets into the season is Carries Lingerie, with their range of new releases reduced on the day they are released. This sexy lace ensemble is called Victoria and comes in a range of seductive dark colours. The set includes an omega hud with 2 options of bodysuit top and a dress style, add on puff -styled sleeves and floor length satin skirt. The shorter skirt and lace trimmed bows can be worn over the skirt giving it a Victorian styled look, or worn alone with the bodysuit. Also included is a matching choker and lace be-decked top hat.

For more information head to the Carries Lingerie store and explore the VIP section while it is open to everyone during the 12 days of Christmas.

SLurl to Carries :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22

Sitting in Santa's seat

Other details include Rumor by Truth hair and Calyssa boots from N-core.

In the first photo Darius wears the men’s pyjama pants and Christmas hat which is part of the December gift for Carries VIP group members.

The Hunt for Peace

Ghee, POE hunt prize

This time of year is a time of celebration, of family, gifts and giving. The start of December saw the arrival of many advent calendars and hunts starting up in Secondlife. One of the well established and much loved hunts is the Peace on Earth, I hadn’t yet checked out the hunt page when I spied this beautiful gown on a blog, it turns out it is the POE gift at Ghee. I really love the subtle ombre and sparkle effect to this gown and was impressed to discover it included a range of fittings for different mesh bodies.

With over 200 participating stores this is not a hunt to start after Christmas, get in quick and enjoy the hunting as well as the rewards.

Link to hunt information and hints :    https://peaceonearthhunt.wordpress.com/poe6-hunter-guide/

Sugarplum, Zuri Jewelry + Glam Affair @ The Arcade

I selected another colour version of Zuri Jewelry’s Sugarplum set  Alexandrite/ Topaz/ Gold, this time electing to wear the alternate earrings . Avi Glam eyes are the lovely Hope collection available singly or as a fatpack, shown here in Peanut. On the Catwa Kimberly head I am using Glam Affair – Klea – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Asia ( available at the current Arcade) with alaskametro<3 “Lipslick” lip makeup. Hair is Rumor from Truth and the pose used is from the Jolene series by an lar [poses]. The location for these photos was the Zuri Jewelry sim, so grab the Slurl and explore after you check out the specials and new releases in store.

SLurl to Zuri Jewelry :    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

Short but sweet

Zuri Jewelry - Sugarplum Set- merlot, peridot, topaz

A short blog post as I have been meaning to share this photo for the last couple days and something just kept cropping up. A sweet post because look at this gorgeous set of gems from Zuri Jewelry. The Sugarplum set is available in a range of colours , including this stunning Merlot/ Peridot/ Topaz combination shown here. The set includes a necklace and dangling styled earrings, however an alternate style of earrings are available to purchase separately. Head to the store to see all of the options, don’t forget wearing your group tag while purchasing you will get an instant refund of 25%.

SLurl to Zuri Jewelry :     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25

You can also check out the blog page for information on current specials and events  :     https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/