Genre



!dM "Sarah La Seductrice" is deviousMind's contribution to Genre's "Baroque" round in July/August [ends August 12th 2014]. The detailed pearl chest harness is materials enabled and available in 8 different colors.

This is a fitted mesh design and requires a fitted mesh viewer.  Be sure and try the demo.

Make a statement. You know you want to!

Hair  Silvia -*X*plosion @ Hair Fair
Pose by: Striking Poses (nla)



Ms Fixit


Need a great present for the guy in your life OR some realistic "clutter" to make the garage more realistic? Here's something I bet you don't have.

The Home Craftsman Decor A from Storaxtree gives you a tremendous amount of ambiance for only 10 land impact. There are so many shops and outlets (and lots of gifts and specials) that I am not exactly sure just where to find this, but it is available on the Marketplace here.  And you can see it up close and personal here.



Outfit: Salopette by BAIASTICE
Hair by Vanity Hair

Poses by: LAP (nla)

Moonlight Swim


I am going to let the pictures tell the tale this eve.

Hair: Discord Designs - Nisha

Swimsuit: 20.FIVE Mesh: Bikini (color change hud)

Earrings: MIEL UVA EARRING (old)




Poses by: Behavior Body

Red White Blue

 


There is plenty of newness in the 22769 ~ [bauwerk] arena. Clothes, accessories and furniture can be found in a variety of venues this month. My personal favorite is the Travellers Clutch (many color combos) for L'accessories.  It comes with its own hold of course. I did a little sneaky blogger magic to get this shot.


You can find this My Grunge Corner console along with a steel ashtray and hanging banner at the 22769 ~ [bauwerk] main store. Out for a Dreaming Tree special, be quick like a bunny as you only have until Sunday Midnight.

Extra thanks to Manuel Ormidale who sends out one of the most complete and easy to use blogger notecards that I have seen!

My summery outfit is from abuu4her on the Starfish Hunt at Old Europe Village. There are a limited number of stalls but some nice gifts. Look for the VERY easy to find starfish and pick ups some summer clothes.


Hair by Vanity Hair
Pose by: oOo Studio

The Peaceful Garden


It is a serene stroll through The Garden this month. Fully into the summer season for us north of the equator folks, many designers are on holiday.

But quality always wins over quantity for me (yes, especially with chocolate) and there are some very nice items out for your decorating pleasure.

This Isabelle vanity from {what next} includes color change menu and both animations and static poses.  It is PERFECT for hair shots "wink".

From the notecard:
It's available as a set, or decor sold separately and comes with 10 custom animations with self-rezzing beauty props including lipstick, nail polish, mascara, nail file, hairbrush, powder compact, blusher/brush and also 7 static poses for photography. Table/stool and fabric all have texture options and the full set is 9 land impact.
My outfit consists of two separate releases from 20.FIVE; the Evangelie Top and Rabarbar leggings. Both are color change and complement each other well. The top runs small; the pants to size.

Super long and definitely sleek, the Reaching Edges hair by Vanity Hair is very modelesce! Add a huge range of colors by hud and you have a very fashionable release.

SLink shoes by Mon Cheri.



And if spiffying up your living room is more on your agenda, this classic Helena sofa and armchair from Atelier Visconti might be just what you need. All but the table come with an extensive and easy to use color change huds. The rug is part of the coordinating release.

So head on over and take a stroll. The Garden is always a beautiful spot for some easy exercise  -- and shopping.


A Painterly Affair


The queen of niche-ness has done it again.

Out for Fifty Linden Friday from Second Spaces -- the Refresh - Scout's Dresser' set. It adds so much to the storyline.

Don't miss out!

Latin Flavor


After a very long photo shoot, this was the winner.

I wanted  to dance you see. This new little skirt from Ducknipple may be leather but it really reminded me of Salsa dancing. A brand new head turning hair from Miamai, Ferina @ Hair Fair definitely had me in the mood.

I found a lovely setting, played with Windlight and started through my static dance poses. You know what? None of them worked.

Those of us that have been around for awhile KNOW our 2003 or before avatars were never designed optimally. I found myself really wanting that mesh body. But of course these clothes wouldn't have worked with that mesh body. So for now we are at a crossroads.

Meanwhile. Great hair; great skirt; great pose. Ya gotta flow around those rocks now and then. It is worth it.



You know by now that the skirt is color change by hud :D

Top: Baiastice Mini top in black

Pose by: Diesel Works

Acasia


For the Gothic gals that love gachas, out from Blue Blood for The Witching Hour  two new releases -- this being Acasia.  Plenty of colors to try for, standard sizes are included.

My hair is a new release from ISON @ Hair Fair -- Ruler.  Color choice is by hud. This is very natural looking hair, and if you (like me) don't often look good in center parts -- give this one a try!




Poses by: Diesel Works, aDORKable

Hair Fair Divas

Manta Hair_Black Satin_Naturals - Miamai
Certainly one of the most head turning styles of the Fair, this is sure to win a second glance. Quite regal; black, silver and red versions are available. Hair bases are included.

 Silvia Magic - *X*plosion

Of note not only for the show stopping big hair windblown style, Silvia Magic has animated glowing streaks. Perfect for clubbing or fantasy role play. Different sizes come in the pack. There is also a non-glow version for everyday wear.

HANAYO - [sYs]

Simple shapes with a timeless quality, I don't know if I am in the past or in the future.


* MEDUSA * - .:EMO-tions:.

A role play hair in the nth degree -- and FREE.  it doesn't get much better than that!

Poses by: Vista Animations

Summer Apples


New out from ArisAris a cute summery release with touches of crimson. The Come To Me set includes top and skirt; matching flat sandals are available. Here I went with a previously released platform wedge, Simmering Altitude.


Hair: [LoQ'ue] Mezcal @ Hair Fair
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai - Samedi - Spirals

Poses by: LAP (nla) and aDORKable

Hair Fair GIFTS

Rosy Mood
A bountiful array of gifts await you at Hair Fair. All styles are covered and there are even some non-hair presents.

Most gifts are free, some are dollarbies. Here are a few of my favorites. Most come in many colors. Color change huds are in evidence too.


IONIC

[LaNoir Soleil Designs]

ChiChickie!
[sYs]

Alli&Ali

+elua+

Amacci
[ Oblivion ]

*ARGRACE*

K-Code

!Ohmai



Poses by: Vista Animations

Be On The Lookout - Hair Fair

 Sayaingen - Discord Design

Hair Fair is underway and there are styles for everyone. Here is a quick look at some of the very many choices available for your buying (and donation) pleasure. Kiosks are marked with donation percentages; some give 100% to Wigs for Kids.


 Iris - MINA


Eilana - Damselfly

TETA - eXxEsS



Flirt - Vanity Hair

 Sand Snake - Bliensen + MaiTai

 Greta - Amacci Hair

Hair 52 - Eaters Coma

Absinthe - [LoQ'ue]


* Eilana -Purple Moon Feather Earrings
* Sayaingen - Bliensen + MaiTai - Quel Night - Earrings FREE@HairFair

There are four sims this year.

Blonde
Brunette
Noirette
Redhead




Poses by: Vista Animations, Behavior Body, aDORKable, Diesel Animations, Amacci

Hair Fair Sneak Peak - LeLutka

Charlene

I have been posting all day on Hair Fair. My queue is happily fat with lovely photos and wonderful hairs to share with you. I hadn't planned to post again today and in truth I am fairly tired, coming up on seven full hours of photos.

And then wouldn'tchaknowit? I found my personal favorite from [LeLutka]. I had made sighing sounds in my head of course when I entered the shop. So very lovely. And then I tried on Charlene! Perfect is the best adjective I can think of.

There are other LeLutka release of course, also very beautiful. Making ME feel beautiful too? That's a bonus.

LeLutka @ Hair Fair

Francine

Colleen

Christine



There are four sims this year.


Blonde
Brunette
Noirette
Redhead


Poses by: beehive,

Country Life


I am a country girl at heart. Give me some fresh picked produce and a casual place to sit and I am a happy gal.

Out for The Seasons Story from Cheeky Pea a BIG set of countrified decor items. These are my personal favs but you can also find a pergola,  loungers (both PG and A) and other decor items.

July is a busy summer month with lots to see. Be sure and pencil in some seasonal shopping! There are some lovely new releases out. You don't want to miss them.

Hair Fair 2014 - Preview - SLURLS


Hair Fair opens Saturday, July 12!  If you are an oldtimer you know that this is a big deal. A Wigs For Kids donation event, designers put out newness for your shopping pleasure.

If you were around when the Greenies had their sim you'll feel right at home. The event is designed for low lag. Peaking in the boxes is necessary to see the offerings; this keeps the lag at bay.  I happily strolled the whole event this morning walking in each and every shop, WITH shadows on!  It was a pleasure. This year was almost free of "not ready yet" designers which has plagued the event over the years. I have four bookmarks to return to later in the day; a big improvement.

There are some outstanding new hairs and some lovely gifts. I will be doing a variety of posts as the event continues. But so you can pre-plan your first stops (if you go opening day I suggest flying rather than teleporting *wink* ) there is also a Hair Fair Demo Group.

Remember, dress lightly (texture clothing would be good) and by all means go bald so if something strikes your fancy you can try the demo. If you use a Third Party Viewer, DERENDER is your friend; just right click on any avatar you don't want to see. AND turn down you draw distance. One store at a time and the black walkway is all you really need to see *wink*.



There are four sims this year.

Blonde
Brunette
Noirette
Redhead

Heads Up Marketplace

Just a quick note to content creators who may have read the "resolved" note on the Grid Status report concerning items being remarked as Mature or Adult when they had always be General.

While it sounded like it was fixed, not for everyone. So check that backend and see if you have a bunch of bright red icons!

[Update]  Someone on the forums posted the step by step instructions for get bulk changes on the Marketplace. This worked well for a friend who had over 50 items marked as A instead of G. They now all say "G" again apparently but not showing up yet on the store (some database lag most likely).

So, if you need to know, the post is towards the bottom of THIS PAGE.

The Mesh Project - Update

There have been some improvements and additions over at The Mesh Project  -- where if you have been following along -- all this is free (donation for dress and shoes).


The big news is that there is now a selection of hands.


Choose your style and your need.

The hands originally appear as white BUT the hud remembers your body color and all you need to do is click to match hands perfectly to your skin tone.

They even remind you to use the styling hud. How great is that?








And that is one reason why I am pulling for these folks to advance in the market. Many things are so well thought out.



If you already have hands from a previous visit, the Shopping Hud (you might need a new one as it has been updated) will tell you to touch that REDELIVERY button.

Now there are still issues. The same primary ones I found. Talking to the folks I know who have both journeyed over to pick up their free items and gone through the set up process, here is what we found.

The biggest obstacle is the skin matching issue. I haven't talked to anyone who could get a very close match. I am sure there are some skins that do blend well *wink* -- just none that anyone I know is wearing.

The second issue is the retrofitted head. If your skin doesn't match well, there is no way the free fader tattoo will solve the problem. Again, this has been true for all the folks I talked too.

The 0 fat for retrofit (original avatar heads) is a little less daunting. There are plenty of thin folks out there in SL. 

Now you can buy skins and heads (breathtakingly expensive but a lot of work so I get that). That would most likely solve the issue. But there is a huge -- I am guessing -- market for gals that would like their "I've Been Living With It For Seven Years" head. I am in that camp. So some kind of tintable tattoo overlayer? I don't know. And I am sure the folks behind the project already know about the issues.


 Anyway, since the posts on these mesh bodies are still in my Popular Posts on the sidebar I am figuring you guys would want an update. There must be a group to join to learn about the news. I will have to check that out more carefully when I go to pick up MY new set of hands. (Didn't find one yet.)

Many thanks to Sami for taking screenshots so I could post her findings AND for doing my legwork and adding her input!  And Lani too (well that was "me" really) for checking out the redelivery procedure.  I am SO VERY lazy this summer. Who knows why?

Oh, one more thing --- When Lani (chubby) got the new updated dress she found that it didn't work for her at all while the previous one did. So, this is just a note for any of the designers at The Shops (or full figured gals)  who might be reading. Not everyone wants to be a size 0. The PREVIOUS dress worked just fine for fatter gals, so she just switched back.  Hoping that NOT having 0 body fat will be an issue.

This is just a personal comment.

I have Slink feet and hands now. For a long while I did not. I finally got them to work pretty well for my body, matching the skin tone. The hands however do not fit all that well for whatever reason (perhaps my long arms). I have noted this on other avatars. 

I love that the hands and feet on The Mesh Project  body fit perfectly AND that they are customizable for size and shape. Hence, in general, I think this is a better product :D. Since much of the SL fashion world is already in the Slink camp, it may be difficult to get designers to join in for products (remember designers we DO need a body with just undies and no bra!). If rendered items were my skillset, I would be joining. Alas, the pixel painting area is not where I excel. 






Other post on The Mesh Project:

http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-mesh-project-full-body-mesh.html

http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-mesh-project-full-body-mesh-2.html


Poses by: Diesel Works