Music in Me


I am a bit tardy telling you about this fun pose prop from WetCat. It burrowed WAY down in my objects folder and hid under some old newspapers. Well, "no" that's not the real story.

Anyway, much fun and a great item to add to your props collection. There is a couples version also! Find it at a brand new event, Epicene -- which Google tells me means, "having characteristics of both sexes or no characteristics of either sex; of indeterminate sex."   A new word for me. I love that!


The prop is eleven land impact and includes floating sheet music which is optional. And a couple of days after this shoot I found several objects named "headphones" in my Objects folder. I am pretty sure they came with the prop and likely with the pose above. That would have been super cute.  Note to Chic: "Pay attention!"



Fashion Credits:

/Wasabi Pills/ Thyra Mesh Hair available at Fantasy Faire (ends soon) with choices of many huds and a hud for changing the bindings. Very pretty for role play or everyday wear.

"mignon." - subculture jyoshi dress from a gacha at SaNaRae. There are various colors of dresses with brown leather belts as well as rare packs with hud with belt, buckle and dress color changes. Medium is the largest size. Sizes run true.





Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: WetCat

Fantasy Fair Delights - Gems

With such a wide variety of item available at Fantasy Faire it is pretty much impossible for bloggers (even the 50 or so official ones) to cover all you could see -- this assuming eating and sleeping was somewhere in the todo list.  In that vein I am going to show you my pick of the "hidden gems" that you might have missed on your travels.

I seem to pretty much love everything that comes out of Empyrean Forge Artisan Mesh, so it isn't surprising that this is towards the top of my very long list of items to look up at the Faire. The EF: Emmisary's Rook also comes for the gals, but I am always happy to drag Max out for quick breathing session for gals that like older guys.


LOVE - WOODLAND BRAE SET - a neighbor of mine in Tinker's Hollow.




Bliensen + MaiTai - Godiva - French Hood with Hair
Bliensen + MaiTai - Vigdis - Dragonbaby

Lucentia


(Stitched) Arianne Lace Coat  (many colors available)

Serenity


You don't have to be a mermaid to enjoy the lovingly crafted Green Lizard Necklace from  Zohee's Mermaid Designs.

The Golden Delta


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Vista Animations, aDORKable, oOo Studio

Weekend Picks


It's the weekend! And that means more time for many of us to explore and shop.

It's the last weekend for Fantasy Faire, so if you haven't ventured over -- now's the time.  My very pretty, feminine and SATINY Dellhaven Sprite Dress is from **Bee Dumpling**-The White Armory. You can have this dress if you win the silent auction HERE.  It includes matching leggings with appliers.  There are other items to bid on of course so take your time and peruse.

If you are looking for a bargain this weekend, here it is. The Amelie Armoire is the Fifty Linden Friday release from {what next}.  Super cute, low land impact; the doors open AND ----


There is a full featured hud that let's you coordinate with your personal home stylings. Linen, china and empty versions are available.


My casual and girlie hairdo is new from eXxEsS. CREME reminds me of my California beach days of a few decades back. Two full color huds to choose from, of course.

Shoes by ESSENZ - Alabama.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: fri.day

Fantasy Faire Delight 7 - Crossovers


There are plenty of crossover items available at Fantasy Faire. Here are three of my favorites.

From Wasabi Pills, Cleo Mesh Hair with a hud for the metallic accents (four metals as well as invisible).

From Stix ~ Bo :Believe: (W) Rosefire RFL skin with a full line of appliers and many, many choices for customizing your favorite version. This is a pink tinted skin with face appliers that include many eyebrow color choices (some fantasy, some natural).


Storybook's - Harlequin - Splatter is a backless futuristic one piece garment for mesh bodies; a fun way to show off some skin in a clubbing atmosphere as well as fantasy and role play environments.


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Nigotine [nla], aDORKable

Fantacy Faire Delight 6 - Woodland Romance


Whether or not you love romance novels, whether or not the "damsel in distress" idea works for you --  these Fantasy Faire releases are impressive!

From Beyond Persuasion Design some fittingly foresty attire for both males and females. Lots and lots of extras such as boots for the guys and jewelry for the gals, make these superb sets. Slink sandals are included in the womens version.


The  Deep Woods Forest Sojourn [Fantasy Faire 2016 Exclusive] is from Roawenwood and includes trees, pond with single and couple animations as well as fourteen bathing and massage movements. There are even butterflies! A perfect place for a little romance.

Hair : eXxEsS CAFE


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: LAP [nla], oOo Studio, and DmD

Country Spring


It's cozy and contrified over at Uber this month and the Hannah Cottage from Trompe Loeil fits right in.


Rustic mixes with some girlish touches to present a backdrop for many styles of decorating.


The house measures a bit under 15 x 10 with three porches perfect for Spring and summer living.


A large table (see photo above) and this wagon wheel loveseat bench can be purchased as decor for the Hannah cottage OR for your current or future home.

City Lights

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Home after a long day. Streetlights poor through windows as a peaceful calm welcomes.



ChiC buildings Wired Shelves SaNaRae (three tones of wood; filled as shown and empty)

Book stacks - ChiC buildings. Plant - Roawenwood

Ducknipple minidress for 100 block (taupe) - many single colors available

large photo here

I close my eyes and let the night enter; mystery and energy reviving my soul.



MEVA at Cosmopolitan Elephant Necklace (brown, black and silver are available)

Love - Forget Me Not hair at SaNaRae.

CURELESS [+] Healed Cherry Blooms at SaNaRae body and head appliers for many mesh bodies as well as system tattoo layers - three skin tones



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Rail Walking


There is something about style. For me, it merges attention getting with simplicity. It lets you pause to appreciate the details.

New releases shown here:


From MEVA for Shiny Shabby, the  Indrya set which includes bangles, hoop earrings and a very pretty collar for lower cut garments.  The set is available in silver, gold and rose (shown here).


Wasabi Pills Kai hair is both stylish and perky, a girlish "do" with some sophistication that is perfect for many occasions.  Find it at Fantasy Faire in the Golden Delta sim.


I am a big fan of basic black, but never fear -- both Stories&Co. by Flowey / Ami Crop Top and Stories&Co. by Flowey / Myra Leather Skirt come with a hud that let's you choose from five dark tones.  Definitely multipurpose, top and skirt pair well together or can easily be used with other apparel -- expanding your wardrobe with class. Find both new releases at N21.


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Orc Inc and STATUS

Comfort Zones


Comfort Zones, most of us spend a fair amount of time in our own.  That is certainly true for me. But my time over at Fantasy Faire was both enjoyable and view expanding; I am ready for a bit more.


Builder Chic is over at SaNaRae this month.  An eclectic and niche builder I was perfectly willing to bridge out, but was assured that my regular styles were appreciated and that there was no need. Apparently a mix and mingling is going on and I can see that in some of the items for this round.

Long ago and far away in my early blogging days the Asian designers (primarily Japanese) were more integrated into western shopping. Beanie Canning's Beanie Loves Japan blog (2011) did much to bridge our worlds and I spent a fair amount of time watching lucky boards in picturesque sims.  I suggest that whatever your comfort zone, it is good to venture beyond it now and then.

The SaNaRae event includes both gachas and discounted items as well as exclusives and there many things that can be worked into your current wardrobes as well as collectibles and decor items.

From the April round at SaNaRae (opened today):

SOMEMORE / SaeBom Mesh Heads Gacha

There are many versions of mesh heads (sad, wink, smile etc.) as well as a skin hud which includes many makeups and two tones for Maitreya as well as legacy skins and Slink feet and hand appliers. The eyes are really outstanding and I am going to test them with my traditional Chic gal.

This is a small head meant for petite or at least thin bodies.

*Cila*LanYi Morden Han Chinese Gacha

Many color combos including pastels and jewel tones. This is one of the rares. Fitmesh for Maitreya and system shapes. Demo available.

*barberyumyum*71O hair

Rigged and unrigged, with and without bangs. Color hud with basic colors


Location:  Tamagosenbei




Poses by: aDORKable

Fantasy Faire Delight 5 - Nature


A perfect pairing for the brave among us ---

From Storybook, Chasm - Huntar, original mesh by Vix Nirvana designed for Maitreya or Slink bodies. The tendrils cover all the important NSFW areas and coordinate beautifully with ...


.:Soul:. Gen2 F - Ranitomeya - [F3] - Fade  skin. Lerochelle Destiny's skin is available for both female and male and includes both body and head applies as well as legacy skins. Easy to use huds are a bonus. There is a more solid blue version as well as a RFL purple version. The work is beautifully done and no hair is needed :D.

My photo shoot spot is Otherworld, the media sim designed by Elicio Ember.


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA


Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Diesel Works, Juxtapose

Fantasy Faire Delight 4 - Alchemist


Darkness and light, mystery and merriment -- the Fairylands merge from one to another through gateways, paths and tunnels. You can walk all twelve sims if you so choose but flying is often the fastest way in a crowded area.


I should mention that while the sims are themed, the surroundings do not necessarily reflect the goods being offered, so don't pass by an area simply because the environment may not reflect your personal fantasy favorites. The DESIGNER you are looking for -- even if you don't know you are -- might be hiding somewhere you would never suspect.

My exploration outfit of the day is a unisex design (both male and female garments are included so girls you won't lose those curves and guys will still be manly.

This is The Alchemist from alpha.tribe in the Echtra sim. (direct link)



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA


Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: BehaviorBody, Diesel Works

Fantasy Faire - Delight 3 Wizard


Never fear ladies, there is a female Wizard outfit also :D.

From masaomi Ragu of W-ZERO in Echtra, impressive wizardry attire for both sexes.   An attention getting staff is also part of the set. Beautifully detailed and quite amazing, it is!



Photos taken at Dangarnon by Death Row Designs.


Poses by: Vista Animations

Queen of the Nile

 

One of the wonderful things about Second Life is that we can be whoever we choose to be. If you have always dreamt of taking your place within a sandy world of pyramids and dog headed gods you do not want to miss out on the Iset release from


Detailed wings can be added for dramatic photos. 


This is a mesh body only release, so if you don't have one -- well, now may be the time for some demos. The rigged gown comes in 3 sizes as fitted mesh for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique and Slink Hourglass. Many colors are of course available.

My photo shoot took place at the Golden Delta at Fantasy Faire, a truly magical place -- and where you can find !dM deviousMind along with other great releases.



Hair: Toffee by eXxEsS

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable and Diesel Works

Welcome Home - FLF


Two new charming additions for your home from Sway's -- the Maya Welcome Sign (various colors) and Maya Bench (texture change).

Find them out for Fifty Linden Friday!


Fantasy Faire Delight 2 - Golden Delta

full photo here

Of the many breathtaking environments in Fantasy Faire, the Golden Delta is a favorite of many photographers. I am not sure if that is because we dream of being Egyptian queens or genies in a bottle *wink* or if we just enjoy the blowing sands and warm breezes from the ocean.  Whatever the reason, I concur that this is one of my favorite Fantasy Fair sims.

In this photo:

*Cygnet's Dreams* Jinnie outfit in yellow and teal (other jewel-tone color combos available) by Ann Cygnet.  Find the shop close to where I took this photo in the Golden Delta.

The Dreams and Wishes bottles are part of a set of five (various colors) that come with and without labels and with and without matching pose balls (shown here). There is also a decor set of bottles on a tray for home and role play use. Find them at Tinker's Hollow in the ChiC buildings cottage.


The OXIDE Bonney Triangle Earrings are a great companion to the Jinnie set.  Find them on the Dangarnon sim.

Hair: ""D!va"" Hair "Giz" (Type B)(Citrine) a gacha prize given to me by a reader awhile back.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: ChiC buildings and Orc Inc.

Fantasy Faire - Delight 1


It is Monday eve as I type this. Almost quitting time after the busiest day I can remember in a long while.  Here's the story.

The sims opened a bit after 9 letting designers set up their stores. Even though my store is much smaller than those on other sims and even though I had everything all set out in "exactly the right size and layout" -- it took an hour before I could call myself free to explore the many gorgeous environments.

I made a quick round of the fourteen sims that form an "O".    There are some truly gorgeous builds at Fantasy Faire this year and I spent the next five hours or so filming before the crowds appeared and folks set up too many vendors (hence spoiling the naturalness of my shots :D). We can only derender so much!


I passed a good deal of time in the Golden Delta by Fallen Gods Inc., a long time Fantasy Faire supporter. The blowing sands and carved stone seemed to whisper. It was difficult to pull myself away.  Lots of impressive film is in the can as well as backed up. The voice-over has been waiting for some magical and picturesque spots and this is it.


My films story is romantic and magical. I had my second location, the impressive harbor town by The Looking Glass, Lucentia,  filmed for landscape and needed some attire to fit into the theme of the film.  The blogger gods were smiling on me when I returned home to open some of the bountiful blogger boxes that had been arriving the last hour or so.

It didn't take me long to find the gorgeous dress from Anouk Haiku of Les Encantades. This is not only a lovingly made with stunning textures, the Brenna Berry gown fits beautifully and moves effortlessly.

A perfect accessory is this Lannister Collar, a rare gacha prize, also from Les Encantades.

I will be posting larger (and more widescreen landscapes)  of Fantasy Faire photos on my Flickr site, so drop over there to see 2400 pixel versions!

Learn all you need to know about RFL Fantasy Faire at the official website.


 My perfect fantasy hair is TOFFEE  by eXxEsS





Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Dieselworks

Fantasy Faire Opens Tomorrow


I have been SO busy, I forgot I needed a post for today. Never fear, there are many in the queue but Fantasy Faire bloggers (and those of us in there a little early) are not supposed to post our shots until the Fairylands open.

I am indeed enjoying the beauty I type -- relaxing in a lovely spot that I will show you later. Meanwhile I have mixed depth of field and graphics effects to make it almost impossible to guess where I am -- even if you have been there *wink*. I suspect that satisfies the rules.

This truly gorgeous necklace is one of my favorite pieces from the Faire. There are earrings also and a giant texture change hud. The !Musa! Seraph Pendant comes in both short and long lengths (short is shown) and in dark (shown) as well as silver.  Psst!  It is also animated :D.    Oh my!

You can find the !Musa! shop in the Golden Delta sim made by Fallen Gods Inc.  (direct link)

THIS LINK WILL NOT WORK UNTIL TOMORROW AFTER NINE. 

The Golden Delta is a spectacular build and there are some great shops there, so you might want to make it your starting point.


My striking dress is from Beyond Persuasion Design, but that's all I am telling you as I have a big (and steamy) post planned for the future.

If you have a fellow (or are one) you do not want to miss the male counterpart of this dress!






Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: Beehive

Lavenders


Need a feminine outfit for the warmer weather? Well this group gift, Time for Mercy dress, from Entice comes with a color hud of three choices (lavender, pink, blue). Both comfortable and flirty, it is a great spirit picker upper!

The photo op spot is a corner of my tiny Trompe Loeil Brier abode, newly rezzed and decorated.   Bed by Second Spaces, plant by Cheeky Pea, table by Trompe Loeil.

Thank you Sami!

Shoes: Livalle Rhiannon heels

Hair: [elikatira] Dylan

Maitreya Mesh Body


Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: LAP

Quiet Morn

larger photo here
The Botanical Chic theme at On9 will be ending soon, but you still have time to pick up some flowery attire as well as some garden themed home goods.

From NEWCHURCH, the Reclaimed Windows Greenhouse in both red (shown) and white. A lovely spot for some quiet contemplation or your favorite mesh plants that need a home.  The potting table is the HUNT prize from NEWCHURCH on the On9 Anniversary Hunt. Journey over to the venue and click on the cupcakes to get hints and landmarks to many lovely gifts.

Many of the props in the above picture are from the  Secret Garden Pose Prop from ChiC buildings which includes five unisex pose balls as well a both copy props for yourself and transfer versions to share with friends during photo shoots.

The brick and window backdrop with window box planter and plants is included in the set.

The three group pose set and a two group pose set can be used individually.






This cute little day dress with denim back pockets and flirty skirt is from [LAKSHMI] for the 100 block event.  The Zita dress comes with a four style texture change hud and is available in four colors.


And these multicolored flower hoop earrings are the On9 Anniversary gift from [LAKSHMI].

My skin is new from LUMAE, a version of Eirtae. The - T4 - Fawn // Cheri skin comes with a full (FULL) range of head and body parts appliers with freckles or not, several cleavage versions and many eyebrow choices. Find it at a super bargain price at GENRE.  The theme is Belle Epoque.

Hair: Amacci Hair - Amberlyn



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable and ChiC buildings