When the weather outside is snowy and cold, there is nothing as comforting as a nice cozy fire. It helps if you have someone to cuddle with and it is especially nice if you can have it all for free. And you can. This lovely set shown here is from Tryst and part of the Down the Chimney Hunt which starts the 6th.
The set includes both cuddle and massage menus. And now that I'm thinking about it, I could have had a MASSAGE for this shoot. Well maybe not, as my new RunoRuno Sweater -- also a DTCH gift previously blogged -- might be a bit too bulky :D. I SURE like it though. Maybe another time.
A great bonus is that this set comes in parts. The fireplace, the cuddle rug with animation balls and menu, the sculpty candles and the planter. All are low prim so they will fit in most anyone's budget, and you can use what you need from the set.
This is a transfer gift. So if you find it and are homeless, you can play Santa to a grateful friend.
I took this photo purposefully in natural default lighting so you could see the effect of the fire and the candles. Pretty, eh?
And now I'm gonna play with that menu and see if I can't get a massage out of the deal. Most likely, I'll end up giving. The price you have to pay for willing models these days -- really! *wink*
WOOOOOOT! The big December Hunts start tomorrow along with lots of other festivities. But don't get too worn out, because the Down the Chimney Hunt starts on the 6th. This is the second hunt from the Stepping Stones crew with some new additions. You have two weeks to complete this non-holiday, holiday hunt and a month to gather from many of the others. I'll try to keep you apprised, you busy little gatherers.
It's snowing in much of our world so a warm and cozy sweater in a great nuetral color is just what we all need to make it though those cold days. And if you really must, feel free to add some leggings or a skirt to keep your delicate legs warm. Me! I'm tough.
Boots by BAX (bet you knew that)
See previous post for the other items
No new windlight settings were used in this post :D
Posted by Chic Aeon in shopping on Sunday, November 29, 2009
Do I feel sexy or what! While I would never wear fur in the real world, no animals died in the making of this gorgeous jacket. A few pixels may have been lost here and there, but I can live with that. The new Bliss Couture Ophelia Mink Shrug definitely gets attention. It comes in a variety of colors and includes leather pants, but it is super with your favorite little black mini -- the shorter the better.
The shrug comes as a jacket layer so you can add a turtleneck, long tank, or whatever your heart desires underneath. One caveat. I am six feet tall and the the jacket was designed for someone shorter than I. Hence parts of the texture layer drop a tad below the prim attachments. This doesn't bother me, but if you are in the seven foot camp, it could be an issue. You "normal" sized gals will probably find it fitting as well as Cinderella's slipper.
Hair: Rockstar by Rockcandy
Skin: ::Tuli:: Hope (dark tan/li) blush
Clothes: Bliss Couture Ophelia Mink Shrug (review copy), Clothes Horse Aldina dress (older and possibly NLA)
Accessories: [ANIMAH] cigarette holder. *PERTURB/ation [P/a] periapsis (current GroupGift)
I had a LOT of fun this morning and some of my gal and guy friends got a few bonus prizes in the mix. (*chanimations has a bunch of VERY COOL new goodies under their tree in Lucky Boxes. I was curious in part as I hadn't seen any lucky boxes. They are very cute, but a bit problematic if you aren't a good cammer. You need to get up REALLY close to see what the prize is on the box. Still, many gold stars for being in theme with the season :D.
Goodies include a complete outfit shown in top photo (cane included) as well as some very nice home items including caged bird candles and a really lovely vase with ostrich feathers (low prim). I won the hat separately and then the skirt. So there are numerous ways to win. Adding my lingerie from yesterday, I had a great outfit. You could of course wear this sans undies; the outfit is billed as fetish wear after all *wink*. There are some wildcards in the mix luckily as "C"s were not in evidence today.
The Peace on Earth Hunt 2 is about to begin. You will be looking for a globe of the earth like last year. With 280 vendors, you should definitely find something to your liking. This is the prize from PhotoGraphique, number #37 on the tour. Along with the full Peaceful Meditation Cabana (47 prims) there is also a separate skybox and cabana (6 prims or so each) that are mod. Other parts come in stand alone mode also, so you can pick and choose what to use depending on need and prim budget. Both structures are just under 16 meters in diameter and will fit on a 512.
The official website is here and I'm guessing you'll be able to get the starting point there when the hunt opens on the first.
Peace and Love.
My little friend is a Xmas Puppy from *M* Update Group, maker of Cal my VERY fat Calico Cat. This fellow is missing a boot. Oh no! Sure to bring joy to puppy lovers all over, he is bound to make you smile.
AND I wanted to show you these darling and creative heels from Grim Bros. These are transistor heels gorilla version from the Gifting Gorilla MM board. I am guessing there are other versions in the shop for sale that are similar. Most prizes cycle through twice and then get replaced by new goodies. There are some really wonderful gifts at the gorilla, three at a time with different numbers needed. I know I've mentioned that before, but I just love these shoes!
Hair: Exile Fastball Eclipse
Skin: ::Tuli:: Hope (sunkissed/bl) avenue
Clothes: MALT Shiney Leggings, [Miseria] Ash Cardigan - Black. a piece of candy - Jan teal top
Shoes: Grim Bros. transistor heels gorilla version
Accessories: Maitreya Leather Belt - Black
I am packing up at Arkham this evening. My rent is paid for another day, but when it is time -- it is time. I am saddened as I liked it here very much. But, after almost two months I am still here by myself. No one's fault really. Times are tough. I get notes from retailers all the time that contain places to rent within their group posts.
People will leave; new people will replace them and life will go on just as it does in our more corporeal world. It is sad to think of all the sims that are no more. Some are gone forever and some are rising again including the Rezzable creations now on OpenSim.
I am wearing a mourning dress from edge grafica. I found it on Xstreet a couple of days ago for free. It seems fitting. I think I am going back to the Hope skins from Tuli. While Bella is lovely, it is a bit too photographic for me. I like a softer look. I'm sure I'll visit Bella from time to time depending on the theme, but Hope and I are better friends. My hat came with the mourning dress and my shoes are from ~Ztique~, the Caledonian Primp shoe to be exact. Ztique it seems has now moved to Reasonable Desires from the oh so quaint French sim where I first found it.
I counted up the places I have lived and the shops that I have had in the last year or so and the number was nineteen. It seems like I am always moving on :D.
Changes. We embrace them if we can, but there is often sadness.
It's a big shopping day for lots of folks and one of the hottest spots is Nigotine Poses where most of the poses are free and some are a linden. The giant fatpacks of poses on the walls are $0 as well as couples poseballs. (Both nice and naughty -- I bought the nice 'ns of course). The lag is bad right now and some folks couldn't move. I didn't have any problems, but I have a fast connection speed.
I bought some really nice sits and a few other different poses. There are tons of great ones and plenty for the guys. I have no idea how long this is on for, so fit it in your shopping list if you are in need of even MORE wonderful ways to express yourself.
I am guessing that by now you may have seen this great homeless abode from [AVOID], but you are seeing it again because it is SO CUTE! Here's the story. Click any photo for a large, high resolution version.
At the top of my personal list is this mechanic shirt. So cute and sexy, it comes with in both clean and subtly dirty versions. This is the dirty variety as I am a hard working gal! The shorts are also from E! and have an extremely nicely done built in waistband. I added a belt for effect, but I can assure you it wasn't "needed" if you get my drift :D.
The top outfit, shown again here is unisex. I really like the shading on this top. Like most everything at E! it comes in tons of layers and can be tucked in. This would look really hot on your significant other -- whatever sex they might be. Tops and pants all come in a large variety of colors as well as fat packs. So mixing and matching is simple and fun.
Hair: >TRUTH< Spencer (old)
Skin: ::Tuli:: Bella (sunkissed/br) Sophia (PU1), Legend Tattoo2 (NLA)
Clothing: Top photo: E! Eclectic Frankie Pants (Grey), Marcus Top (Olive) (review copies). Style 2: Mechanic's Shirt (Purple), Nadene Shorts (Olive) (review copies), CONCRETE FLOWERS- Simple Leggins, KOSH- PATCHOULY BELT
Shoes: edge grafica 31-Engineer Boots (Xstreet dollarbie or shop - see a few posts back)
Accessories: F*S (Freestyle) Schmoking Cigarette, [LP] (Lazy Places) Leg Bandana Lazy Kittehs, Ephemeral Gemstone Stud Earring (silver/jet), Dissident Rock Bandanna - Black
Posted by Chic Aeon in comment on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This is my post photo from last year's November holiday. It still fits my mood on this Thanksgiving eve. I was thankful then, and I am thankful now.
We don't always show our appreciation. Sometimes it gets put aside for another day-- when we have more time. But people need to know how much we care. So thanks to all my friends and family -- real or virtual. Thanks to the people who make our lives easier, more productive and more beautiful -- real or virtual. Thanks to the people I have forgotten to say "thank you" to.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
So I'm legal in the fashion feeds --
Hair by Truth, Skin by Tuli, Shoes by Juicy, Boa by Callie Cline. Thankfully, I knew all those by heart *wink*.
This afternoon as I was deleting most of my Xstreet items -- just in case "inactive" was considered chargeable in the future, I came across a site and came across a link that led me to a link -- you know the drill.
In case you might be interest in the comments to LL about the Xstreet changes, they are HERE.
As I write this, there are 1560 of them. I read for about an hour and didn't find any positive ones in the bunch. My eyes are tired and I won't be finishing, but it's quite an interesting sociological exercise. I missed the whole mini sim fiasco, but I'm guessing it was similar.
Give me those good old days! On the road, camping by the side of it -- laundry by hand and an old pickup truck that always got us where we needed to go. I never had a guitar this fancy in real life and while I wrote some good songs, I never played all that well. Still it was great fun to relive a few old times.
My 31-Engineer Boots from were also an Xstreet find; a dollarbie. The main shop for Edge Graphica holds lots of wonderful bargains, so check it out. These boots are sized for guys and are mod. You cannot mod the tops down without a lot of prim manipulation, but I think they look fine for gals with the foot small and the top larger. I added the sock tops to the boots. The sock tops are actually some legging bottoms that were mod. Since the boots were mod also I could connect them and they are ready to be worn together another time. That works.
Hair: Alli&Ali "Rock Out" Hair Auburn
Skin: ::Tuli:: Bella (sunkissed/br) Elysium
Clothes: *Sari's* Seasons Turning Tunic, ::Duh!:: Black Knit Tights
Shoes: edge grafica / 31 Engineer Boots
Shoe pose by Olela Parx
Hair: HOH Allie - burgundy
Skin: ::Tuli:: Bella (sunkissed/br) Elysium
Clothing: Grim Bros. miss vergnuegen
Accessories: (*2aT) STEAMPuNK HerOes ~ "Lady-Industrial Top
Download my Windlight settings for this locale HERE.
I felt like being adventurous today and so I determined that SEARCH would lead me to my photo op of the morn. Luckily, it worked well. Legacies 1891 RP Beyond Darkness was the top listing under Victorian this morning. I had been to Legacies many months ago, back before I had made my own, red lettered generic OOC-Visitor tag. I was a little worried on my first trip. Now I entered with aplomb.
The SLURL link above takes you to the info hub where there is a friendly greeter to answer questions, a map with TP points and even some free Victorian outfits. I have given up on role play for the time being, but I definitely enjoy the sims. So much to explore and so many photo ops. I barely touched the surface.
* Edit: It should be noted that olive green is also considered a tertiary color as a mixture of the secondary colors orange and green and not a darker version of the intermediary color yellow- green. Color theorist frequently disagree. The idea that an analogous color scheme includes neighboring colors could certainly be expanded to include the tertiary "green" in this case. Like with many systems, there is no ONE way :D. Even the terms have different meanings depending on the school of thought. It is the idea that is important.
So first up are the TRIAD color schemes. They form an equilateral triangle on the color wheel. Today's example is the triad of PRIMARIES -- the colors red, yellow and blue. If you ever finger painted as a child you soon found that you could make all the colors of the rainbow using just red, yellow and blue pigments. Adding white makes red into pink; adding black make it into maroon, but the most saturated (full bodied, bright) colors are all combinations of these three pigment colors.
Red, yellow and blue color schemes can include all bright colors (the natural hues shown in the color wheel) or they can use tints, tones and shades of the colors. Navy blue is still blue for example.
I started off my outfit with yellow boots from DUH!, added some great checked corduroy jeans from Concrete Flowers and a lovely top I don't wear often enough from Vextra Messing. The look didn't really come together until I added the Rock Out hair from Alli&Ali and then I was on a roll. But I needed more yellow for balance and like many of you I suspect, I had very little yellow to choose from. In the end I made a new set of primary color bangles and they are FREE at my shop. Just in case you need something to start off your own triad outfit.
Hair: Alli&Ali Designs "Rock Out" Hair Auburn
Skin: ::Tuli:: Bella (sunkissed/br) Raven (PU1) for more of a tough girl look than I usually do
Clothing: ::GB::Jaket-tied-around-Waist(RED) , *Vextra Messing* Retro Crossback Onepiece (actually a swimsuit), CONCRETE FLOWERS - CHECKER JEANS
Shoes: ::Duh!:: Suede Ankle Boot Lemon
Accessories: PhotoGraphique Primaries Bracelet (free in a primary colored box in the jewelry section)
The great poses above are from the new Diesel Works - Shake Set which is filled with lots of fun, I'm not taking any of your guff, stands and one kneel. Filled with attitude, they are a great addition to any collection. Our pose makers are getting better and better each day. Woot for that. These were some of my favorites and there were several I couldn't show you because of my prim jacket. Actually I was very happy to find so many that worked with it! So if looking for more ways to strut your stuff, check out these new poses. There are twelve in the collection and you can buy them separately if you wish.
I particularly like this set as it came with the poses in a stand as well as static. This was a review copy and I can't tell from the vendor in the shop if the pose stand comes with the retail version. I would definitely give that idea two thumbs up. I have an IM into the designer and I'll update this when I find out. OR, maybe some of you guys know the answer. That works too. There are some nice looking new poses for guys out also.
Have fun. Go forth and be COLORFUL!
Posted by Chic Aeon in freebies
Posted by Chic Aeon in comment on Sunday, November 22, 2009
Not long ago, Gogo had a post questioning whether it mattered if items blogged were purchased by the blogger or were gifts, release copies or any thing else of that nature. For me, it doesn't really matter, but I noted tonight that the feeds are full of the new Anexx lace up boots.
Did everyone run out and buy these boots as post suggest or was there a drop off of products? I wasn't included, so I can't say one way or the other, but do I care? Not in the least. These appear to be VERY COOL BOOTS, the hottest newcomers since BAX Prestige. I won't be buying them as you know how I pinch my pennies, but I can definitely pant over them. So if you have a shoe fetish (only in the nicest way of course), be sure and check out what appears to be the hit of the shoe fair.
Good design is good design whether or not the item was free -- and THAT'S my opinon *wink*.
Hair: .:[ Tiny Bird ]:. Kissy Kissy - Ginger
Skin: ::Tuli:: Bella (sunkissed/br) Gogo
Clothing: E! Eclectic Classic Capris (Sienna) , This is a Fawn - Faux Bois Tee 3
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Signature sandal - brown & gold
Accessories: Gypsy Soul Earrings Gold (my shop), *Spotlight Creations* Photographers Belt with Camera, *Spotlight Creations* Photographers Tripod
Download my Windlight settings for this locale HERE.
Long ago in real life I traveled to places very much like those in the photos above. Long ago in virtual time I read a great blog post with a cool camera and carrying tripod. This week the two pasts met when I happened across that same photographer's kit and Las Lagunas.
Las Lagunas and the three adjoining sims are not a discovery. In fact, I found a previous landmark, so I must have visited at some point and simply forgotten. I encounter them once again this week while doing research on landscaping. This is the home of Naima waves, rocks and plants as well as a picturesque destination. There are rentals here if you feel the need to have your tiny piece of paradise, but you can also just visit, wander and enjoy.
It was fun this afternoon to take a break and relive some history. I may not be visiting Mexico this winter, but Las Lagunas is a pretty close facsimile.