FABRIC



The Challenge is open for business with this month's theme being "fabric". Lots of great items to be found at the individual stores.

You remember STORES don't you? Those places we used to visit before VENUES?  *wink*.   I have been getting out and about a lot more of late and I encourage you to visit some of the permanent homes of your favorite designers.  You never know what you might have missed!
 

22769 ~ [bauwerk]
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wooden%20Bay/36/124/23

[ht:home]
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/derelict%20island/121/128/26

Little Llama!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Never%20Never%20Land/86/131/73

by Chiana Oh
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/True%20Lone%20Heart/125/248/3592

Fiasco
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/170/191/24



In the Kitchen


Note: Not really sure how Monday's post appeared on Saturday even with Monday's date. The unexpected nature of the Internet. Rather than post twice on the feeds, I am leaving it up. So just "pretend" you are really reading this Monday --- and who knows, maybe you are.

I have been wearing this outfit for a couple of days hoping for some new jewelry to arrive. Instead, an Arcade extravaganza of goodness appeared on my doorstep. What to do? What to do?


When in doubt -- get arty!  SO much goodness in this post -- let's start with ...

kitchen stuff!

Now I don't have a kitchen at the moment (insert sad face) but if I still did I would definitely be adding some of these beauties to my abode.

From Second Spaces, queen of low impact niche items, a  kitchen collection for the Arcade.  My personal favorites are the scale and the dish drainer. You can't go wrong with this grouping though, whatever you win is a winner!

The table (downsized for this shot) and chair are from Trompe Loeil from August's FaMESHed and hopefully are now or soon will be in the shop if you missed them. Various colors abound with texture change seats and other coordinating pieces. Search for the Laney set.

My DRESS is from M&M Style from the group gift wall (yes, girls wall). So cute.

And my super great in profile hair is from of course eXxEsS. Lily comes with the choice of two huge picture color huds as usual. 


I picked up these cute heels the other day over at the new store unveiling of  !!!Karla Boutique!!!.  Ara Art1 pumps come in a pack to fit most mesh feet including Maitreya (woot).   There are many colors to choose from. There are also two gift walls at the shop -- one for the store group and one for SLF&O group.    So zip over and take a look around.




Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: Diesel Works

Sami's Free Picks 4

Scandal Fashions Glamorous Girl (lucky chair) 
eXxEsS : X-MAS 2014 Dollarbie (marketplace)

little bones. Puck hair with extensive hud (free gift in store)
Iffyta Rains Pretty in Pink Outfit with 8 pink patterns by hud (marketplace)

  Iffyta Mesh Stilletto Ankle Boots - 8 pink patterns by hud (marketplace)



 Loordes of London - Cannes Biker Jacket-Blue (group gift - archives)
[Pure Melody] - Akira Earrings (group gift counter - need fitting)
""D!va""  Hair "Bambi" (two styles - old group gift upstairs)


\m/ LAVAROCK CREATIONS \m/-HAIL SATAN Shirt (also for guys - in store)
Mesh Head - Angels Chick Skinny Jeans (marketplace)
Hair: Amacci - Leon (group gift for males)
Pure Poison - Cool Bracelets (also for guys - group gift area store)



Poses by: LAP (nla), Exposeur , CFAH

Palapa Escape


Even though I grew up at the beach, I have never ridden a surfboard. I have, however, had my share of cervazas under the warm shade of a palapa. I can almost hear the cantina music as I type.




For UBER from Trompe Loeil, about the best "sporty" thing I can think of -- relaxing on the beach AFTER a long time surfing *wink*. The whole scene weighs in at 75 land impact. So even those with a beachfront or water 512 can enjoy.  Packed full of goodness, many parts can be purchased on their own. Both PG and A versions are available.


Shown on a sand textured pad, this would plop down in water for your own mini island. Tricky folks could make it off-sim but watch that standing up thing!


And you can simply NOT have a beach cantina without a boombox. This color coordinated one is from CARGO!   It is suitably worn and comes with a texture template should you wish to add your favorite music titles to the cassettes -- how fun.

My skimpy swimsuit is my favorite of the summer -- Baiastice_Fringe Micro Bikini; this version is orchid.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the furniture

Damn I Look Good



This is not my photo!  But I couldn't help borrowing it. Find the the original Thorgal McGillivary shot here.

Sami and I  where wandering with our cameras. Determined to get "out" I scanned  the destination guide and found Ironwood Hills.  Now my blogging photo is not nearly as impressive as this one ---- of course you CAN see the clothes better in mine *wink* and that's what you guys are after.

The sim is definitely worth a visit. There is much going on and lots of folks so beware of lag and such.   And stay tuned next week for a freebie post of two gals on the road.

It was fun! 


PS. I am not really sure about the title but I WAS barefoot - LOL. So I am going with that idea!


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: Diesel Works

Walking in a Dream


Waves crash against white rocks. Sand shift under the assault. The night wind sings.

From Senzafine for The Fantasy Collective, Xora (this one of four colors in hud number 4). Super silky with one breast bare, decide on your bravery quotient and accessorize accordingly.

Hair: Soonsiki Goddess

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: aDORKable

Those Gorgeous Grays

Is gray a color? Well technically, no -- but it is still one of my favorite "hues".

From Cheeky Pea for The Fantasy Collective a great decor set perfect for  -- well my bedroom works!

This very cute dress (MANY color huds to choose from) is from Senzafine for The Thrift Shop -- look for Alexa! 

And if you are going to go grayscale, then SILVER fits right in.   From Vanity Hair, Moonriver -- a stylish updo with a posh and queenly vibe.

A full variety of colors and do it yourself tinting is available in a sleek hud.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Behavior Body

Dutchie's Animation Hud


Whether you are a role-player, a machinimatographer or simply like to look particularly "cool", there is a new fun tool in town. Dutchie's animation hud comes for gals and guys and in three versions. The basic version includes dances and lots of great activities and props.


A tiny hud attaches to the bottom of your screen. Clicking that brings up a menu. My favorites are the social and fun sections with activities.  Adult versions can be had as well as adult role play which includes Gor and Sub animations.

Instructions are included so that you can add your own animation sets. That sounds like a great plan and not too hard to do. I already have my poses divided into categories like "stance" "walking" "girlie" "tough girl" etc., so a little copying and pasting and I would have an all purpose photo and filming hud.

On my list. List is long however - LOL.   YOU most likely have lots of favorite DANCES (or perhaps some naughty animations) that you might want to add.


Be a rock star on the road or at home. The animations you need AND the props to go with them are only a couple of clicks away. Now how fun is that?

My necklace and earring set -- not in clear view in yesterday's post -- is an oldie but still a favorite, the .: Acid & Mala Creations :. Wired Set. Not surprising it is no longer available. Well 2010 was a long time ago!

Other outfit info in yesterday's post.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by:

Sami's Free Picks 3



Hair: Amacci - Leon (group gift for males)
a m o r o u s // Encircled // Earrings 
Natural Beauty-French Manicure-Oval shape (legacy avatars)
Entice - When You're Gone Dress - Beach -  (SLO&F group gift near lucky boards)

Entice - Waltz with Me Gown with color hud - (group gift)

Entice - Waltz with Me Earrings with color hud - (group gift)
hair Truth old group gift

 Brii Underground - ELIS set (includes makeup, tattoo, appliers, Slink heels, glasses
A&A Laura Hair Dark Honey (voting present Aug 21-28ish)

Entice - Crimson Tide Dress - Lights - Gold  (group midnight board)
hair ChiChickie! Jia (nla)

Entice - Love Hangover Dress (group midnight board)
""D!va"" Hair "Iris" (fatpack group gift)
Pose by Kirin (two free pose pack gifts out front)



Poses by: Behavior Body and Torridwear

Lazy Weekend


In the spirit of full disclosure I am going to let you know that I HOPE in RETROSPECT that it was indeed a lazy weekend *wink*.  As per my normal work schedule, I am queuing this ahead of time. I definitely enjoyed PRETENDING to have a lazy weekend though -- so that counts.

It all started with these Moonlight Inside Aretha Sandals which come for Slink, TMP and Maitreya (yeah!).  My head won't wrap around the math but the notecard assures me that the hud has, 38 textures for Leather, 5 for Sole and 4 for Metal. That's a LOT of choices. I went with a neutralesce theme as I am often a neutralesce gal.

I also wore a beautifully textured and terrifically comfortable jeans mini skirt (also with color hud -- the number is five in this case) from 20.FIVE  -- the Wannabe Skirt.



Blouse: Baiastice_Kafue Top-print zebra

Furniture: Cheeky Pea

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Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the furniture

Sami's Free Picks 2

* TIFFANY DESIGNS *  Lavish Dress Group Gift


We decided this was a good addition to the blog which in its infancy was ALL freebies (coming up on 4000 posts soon - wow). So for awhile anyway, there will be random freebie posts with Sami's legwork and my photos :D.    We are going to keep it simple so the pertinent info will be in the captions and this backdrop may remain standard, somewhat like the Christmas Tree Lot set for Advent.

There is also now a "Sami" label if you want to check back and see any posts you missed. 

Some great finds! 

Sentinus Hair-Fitted Mesh Lady  Hair All colors (group gift)  
...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Jeans Pocket 2 styles with appliers (group gift)  
 LowKey Shanty knotted shirt Marketplace dollarbie

Boheme style painted boots by Swanky & Posy (Marketplace dollarbie)


Poses by: LAP (nla)

Forest Fantasy

I feel  like a pretty nymphet in this outfit and I "could" be a naughty one as this dress comes in a transparent version as well AND in many luscious ombre and solid colors. It is the Vania dress from Baiastice for the Festival of Sin.
Specially for the "Lovefest" (August 15th -23rd), a celebration of all things Lovecraftian! These headpieces, inspired by the HP Lovecraft book "The Shadow over Innsmouth", are made by Eclectica! They come in two styles (smooth and rough) each with four color choices by hud. Hair bases are included for legacy avatars.

You can also find these on the Marketplace (rugged) (smooth).  (Honestly I got lost at the festival so the Market might be safer *wink*.)


There are also some very nicely made and feminine Bucket Bags from Baiastice at that naughty festival.

I can't say that they coordinate all that well with my headpiece *wink*, but I wanted you to see them.

So just place your hand over my head in the photo and view the dress and bag.

OK. I am kidding, but you get the point.



All pretty things!








Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: EverGlow

First Signs of Fall

From {what next} for Fifty Linden Friday -- a reminder that Fall is close at hand.  Orchard decor includes a basket of apples with folded cloth, scattered apples and a very tall and extremely stylish apple picking ladder.

So much goodness I couldn't get it all in the shot, so head on over and see things up close and personal. JUST THIS FRIDAY remember.

Contrasts

I grew up in a Southern California coastal town. Surfers were the rock stars then, the only vampires of Dark Shadows fame.  We wore a lot of white in my beachy neighborhood. Why? Well, to show off our tans of course.

As we reach the end of summer, it is a perfect time to don those high contrast clothes and sun-streaked hair.


Vanity Hair's Margiela with many lovely color combos via hud can be found at Shiny Shabby. This is fitted mesh hair (who knew?) that seems to work very well judging by my somewhat limited test :D.   

Meva's White Flower  set comes with bangles for left and right as well as a choice of two rings.  Find it at Cosmopolitan.

My sleek and saucy mini sheath has a choice of four colors via hud. Look for the 20.FIVE Bewonder - Dress.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Helamiyo from the 50's set to be released at Vintage & Cool Fair 2015 on the 21st

Sami's Free Picks


We all need a day off now and then so here are some quick picks from my friend Sami --- free goodness, and we like that.

From EccentriciXi for SLFO group (free), the Alice II dress.


From Brii Underground, a really nice bikini (also one in plain black) as a group gift. Hit the poster and collect your goodies. There are also Slink high shoes for each outfit!

A PS as this posts. There are LOTS of group gifts at Brii Underground evidently. Wander around and you will see lots of big posters on the walls with large GIFT signs. There are also popular group lucky chairs to check.

Also Sami will be back next week with more free goodies! Yeah.


Glam Dreams - Cool Ego Pink Lines SLOF group gift.

Enjoy!

Outdoor Living

So many styles of outdoor living. Whatever yours, it is easy to find inspiration in the plethora of new releases in the home and garden arena.

From 22769 ~ [bauwerk] a mix of two event releases, the Daydreamer Corner for COLLABOR88 (garden shed, day bed, console table and four styles of amphores) and for Shiny Shabby -- the Memory Set (clock, memory chair with stock photos or customize option and sunflowers). Put them together and you have a wonderfully cozy outdoor area.


If rustic or role play is your niche, then this Fishing dock may be perfect your lake, stream or ocean estuary,  Find it at the Roawenwood booth at  We Love Role-Play

Three styles of tress are part of a Roawenwood group gift. 


Cheeky Pea has a fun new Role in the Hay set out for LTD.  Now I am not showing your the hay bales *wink*, but some of my favorite decor pieces from that big release. Most of us have only so much room and so many prims and we are forced -- oh so sadly -- to chooooooose at times.

I had no place for the cute hay bales but I definitely had a spot for the self contained fire pit. The log stack could go so many places and at just 1 land impact? What a deal. 




And who doesn't need a handy S'mores station -- just perfect for late night roasting and chatting as the warm summer breezes (or coolish winds of fast approaching Fall) blow our casually coiffed tresses with willful abandon?

OK, I admit I just wanted to make a really long sentence to fill this space!


The chairs on my second story deck are part of the Cheeky Pea Louis' Willow Set from awhile back.

Go forth and find some new stuff to perk up your outdoor spaces!

Crestwick


Sometimes you find a place that touches your heart.

Meet Crestwick, a beautifully and lovingly designed homestead sim that masquerades well as its full sized sibling. There are so many details packed into this small town, you could spend many hours exploring.


 From the business district


to the residential neighborhoods, the atmosphere seeps inside your cells -- or at least mine. It was much like coming home to a past that I may or may not have experienced. Either way, it was very real.


Quiet spaces abound and there is even an observatory complete with nearby abandoned building.  Walking a few meters brings you to yet another photo opportunity.


Many buildings are facades but there are some completely and intricately staged just waiting for you to become part of the story.


Fashion notes:

My quite gorgeous dress is from Senzafine for We Love Roleplay. The Nanshe dress comes in several color hud packs with a selection of tones (often analogous colors) in each pack. A boho ethnic look that is at home in many environments, I added some of the Meva Spiral Spheres Copper Set for accessories.

Hair: Exile:: Jill

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable