Men Only Monthly


Men Only Monthly is in full swing, so for the guys out there that need to ramp up their game, I give you -- Tadeo, a three piece set with texture change hud.

Find it at the MEVA booth.

Now that's one good looking guy. Too bad it is only me in disguise LOL.

Shades and necklace by MEVA (not new)

Hair by MENA (older)

Pose by: Diesel Works

Audrey


Classic --

The Audrey set comes in both black and white with two versions of dresses (the other a sheath) earrings and a few other surprises.

Find it at the Gacha Garden which I believe opens at midnight (open now to bloggers and some other lucky folks).  The booth? MEVA of course.


Hair: After Dark by Vanity Hair

Pose by:  Eternal Dream

Trailer Trash

trailer trash

I grew up in trailer parks. I never thought of myself as "trailer trash". I had a 3.7 GPA and made honor society. I wore "proper" clothes and had a steady boyfriend -- well at least part of the time.

Still, there was a stigma then; those that couldn't afford a real home. It may still be around, but hopefully vagabonding has become more of a purpose and not so much something to avoid.

I ventured out tonight looking for a grungy area. My old landmarks mostly went to places no longer there and eventually I ended up in Dead Drop, a long time RP sim which I hadn't visited since there was a pose prop contest long ago.


I found a trailer park, mostly empty as prices are $5 a prim, with a super cute trailer and took my photos.

Here is the scoop.

Bonny pants (brave gals only need apply) from MEVA at Shiny Shabby. A color hud lets you change various parts easily.

This super cute fur vest with toggles can be found at Cosmopolitan; look for the adorsy - Nagia Fur Mini Vest.

Older items include:

{MYNX} Aria Crop Tank - Maitreya Black Flora
(Kunglers) Ionna bangles - ebony

Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA  Drexler



Poses by: Everglow

Misty Tunes and Memories

misty tunes and memories

Just out at Cosmopolitan, a youth styled outfit for Spring. A big hud lets you change colors on individual parts.

Find the Pam dress (all one piece for Maitreya) at the MEVA booth.

Photo taken at the Machinima Open Studio Project, here.

Pose by: Diesel Works [nla]

The Chaste Ninja

the chaste ninja

Now this new MEVA release for Kinky is billed as a Chastity Belt. But add some impressive role play hair (long messy braid in back) from no.match at Cosmopolitan and a wicked Katana from the :BAMSE: Ninja Gear set also at Cosmopolitan and this gal is no ones property.

Cliffs and plateaus by ChiC buildings

Pose by: nigotine [nla]

The eBody Challenge

ebody free challenge 1

Now if you have been following along the last few months, you know that I dusted off an old and almost forgotten alt (bad "mom") last Fall and gave her a makeover. She is looking really good these days.

Along the journey I tried eBody curvy free and altamura Jenny (free), both very nice bodies. She settled on eBody Classic as the most "her". It has been a fun challenge to find clothes that work with the limited big alpha cuts of the free body. Amazingly though she has a pretty impressive  wardrobe.

Still it would be nice to have Omega options and more alpha cuts and to be able to put together an outfit without a choker. To that end, and mostly because I DO need a day off now and then, I am doing my own personal eBody challenge, hoping she will get accepted as an eBody blogger. And yes, of course I could just BUY her a body, but that isn't near as much of an adventure. 

The top photo features an outfit I showed you yesterday by MH Designs (a free group gift). She really looks dazzling. Here is the text from that post so you don't have to scroll down.

The Emilia Dress from MH Unique Design comes in many many fits including eBody shown here. A very classy number. Other past and current gifts are also available.  Free group; a very popular lucky board section.
Choker available here.

ebody free challenge 2

This is her go to casual outfit, again all free; the tank and shoes are still available for sure; I think the skirt was a hunt item.

ChicModa // Kim Skirt // FIRST SNOW // Lara fit works for her :D

*COCO* CroppedTankTop(Grey) S

Amacci Shoes - Taryn (Slink High)

ebody free challenge 3

This is a lovely dress with Maitreya fit that works well with eBody free. Find The Greatest Dress - Tropical at Entice.

So if you or your alt is still in classic body mode ^^ zip on over to eBody and try out the bodies, classic for slimish gals, curvy for well endowed.  Creator kits for appliers are available in the shop also.


The free version comes with a large variety of skin tones. Di is wearing the darkest.



And these are the alpha cuts for the free version. The full version of both classic and curvy come with the normal options of course.


I have more items in inventory to show you of course, but that will be another day. There is just no excuse not to look great these days.

And clapping was heard throughout the halls.


Poses by: aDORKable and ChiC buildings

Cobi Lodge

cobi lodge

A superb release from Trompe Loeil, the Cobi Lodge which features expansive spaces, patio open to vistas and a low land impact footprint.

And yes, I AM a tease (well this time anyway); so get over to Uber and wander through the demo.


This is the Cobi chair which of course looks lovely on the Cobi Lodge patio. But, it might also look just as great at your house should you not be in the market for a new spot to call home. Lots of patterns to choose from in both brights and neutrals. I chose the map one; such a minimalist!

Freebie Saturday Five Point Five


An extra freebie Saturday post as there is much goodness.

The Emilia Dress from MH Unique Design comes in many many fits including eBody shown here. A very classy number. Other past and current gifts are also available.  Free group; a very popular lucky board section.

Choker available here.



The new group gift dress from MEVA  follows the theme of some very pretty current releases. Maitreya fit; find it in the new entry courtyard. Group gift (currently $100 but smart folks  - Chic waves hands madly - stayed in after Advent :D).


Decor by cinphul

Poses by: aDORKabe and an antique pose ball :D [nla]

Freebie Saturday Five

freebie saturday 5

It's Round Up time for the Stuff Hunts. So many great gifts there. Here are some highlighted ones that are looking toward Spring days. You have a few days left to finish hunting.

Everything but Sami's head and body on the left was free.


Left: Shae's Designs  Gerri Dress with Tie
Truth Hair Holiday 2015 gift (now buy for $0 at the entrance.

Middle: Hawker's House Men's Mesh Sweat Shorts

Right: SnB Fashion - Nalita Dress
[AMBIENT] Sion Shoes ( a winner with everyone)


Bee covered the Homestuff items and found some lovely additions to her new Linden Home.

Vintage Touch Midwinter Dresser
The Mustard Seed say yes to new adventures and  new adventure hot air balloon decor


Cleo Design Fireplace
Fiasco - Lemaire Desk and Chair in white
Adorably Strange Wares The Solar Flare Lights


Poses by: all old and no longer available

Just For Fun

Just for Fun

A few bits of newness come together for this fun post.

From Gulabi @ SENSE , the Marigold Skirt in many colors with some darling fatpack prints. Two waist heights are included with Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits. Despite the look of complexity in the mesh, this whole outfit including head and body weighed in at 39,000 - so no worries.


From 22769, two of my favorites from the Safe From Harm gacha set for Epiphany. A traditional Victorian summerhouse - orangery is the rare.


Top: Baiastice Mjrie top (older)

Hair: eXxEsS : MOUSSE

Poses by: Diesel Works [nla]

Sapiens

sapiens LEA29

It's that time of the month when bloggables dwindle and I have been living my off hours in steampunk gear most of the month. A little Meva, a little Valentina E and this hair from pr!tty, Dakota, definitely my fav of the month.

So I thought a change was in order and while I am looking towards Spring with enthusiasm, that also means it may be the last time I wear some warm and cuddly attire for awhile.

My something old, something new style outfit includes some favorites such as:

Meva Conny pants and top in gold and cream from Epiphany

pr!tty Dakota hair from The Chapter Four

*AGATA* Laila fur Jacket  (not new)

Meva Marlene Collar 2 Gold

My impressive backdrop is an art installation over at LEA29, Sapiens by Gem Preiz It seems bigger than a full sim with corridors that go on forever, levels of surpises and some impressive fractal art. So venture over and explore.


Pose by:  STATUS [nla]

Grayscale

Grayscale 1

I am a lover of grayscale. Black, charcoal, silver, white -- they all work for me. There is a calmness to the absence of color.

New from MEVA for PocketGacha, the Aida outfit which is vast with both black and white prominently featured. Boots, legs, collars and metal accessories designed to cover your important "bits" are also in the set. Me? I go for simplicity.  Great fit; nice detailing.

Also new from Kunglers some really REALLY big square cut gemstone jewelry. Now you might think this is all fantasy, but I actually have this ring in topaz in my jewelry box. Is it heavy? You betcha. But lots of fun.

Find them at Shiny Shabby; several gemstone colors to choose from.

And my super messy hair (what HAS she been doing?) is from DeLa at Tres Chic. Byrnn is the style name.

Grayscale 2

This lovely living room styling is primarily from Mesh India (great fireplace that also comes in a light version and includes color change hud for the pipes) and One Grid (couch, tables, chess set). Both are available at Cosmopolitan.

Pose by: Behavior Body

Hello Tuesday - Bronze and Blonds


A quick bonus post for the day to remind you it is Hello Tuesday. Two great bargains come together in this portrait photo.

From no.match, No FINISH pack of blonds sized for gals and guys.


From MEVA, Trisha necklace (earrings are in the set) with texture change hud for many metals on many parts.

makeup: alaskametro

Pose by: aDORKable

Music Tonight

Music Tonight

MEVA has been making guy garb for awhile now. I showed you two great Advent gifts for guys; remember?

These new pants are a bit futuristic, great for the Cacoon roleplay sim I showed you yesterday. Made for Signature bodies but they could fit others (guys seem SO much easier to fit :D ).  Find them over at the Man Cave



Some rear end detailing is obviously meant for that walking away viewing -- well, that's my guess anyway.

Guitar sign by {what next}.

Pose with guitar by: EMOZIONE @ Cosmopolitan

Cacoon

Cacoon

Cacoon is a role play sim that photographs impressively. Dark and neon form the theme. Lights move as the photographer chases the perfect combination.



From MEVA at Cosmopolitan, the Pearls dress -- this in white and gold. Aptly named the fine detailing is quite gorgeous.

From Kunglers also at Cosmopolitan, Stephany which includes both earrings and necklace. Quite lovely.

From Opale at Tres Chic,  Brec Hair which includes optional add-on for tendrils on the left side (not worn here).

Pose by: Eternal Dream

Freebie Saturday Four

freebie saturday 4

The gals are looking splendid this week in their WHITE (I bet you noticed that) attire from the Womenstuff Hunt.


Here's the rundown.

Left to right:

FashionNatic - MAITREYA - Samy Dress
CLOCKHAUS - Candy Heels  (they have recently moved so if you find yourself falling through the air, search PLACES. Gift is still there.

Gaall Karen Dress (Bee says it is #4 in the list - you will need undies :D)

Sweet Temptations Emma Camisole (IMPORTANT: there appear to be four gifts and all here. The next person to go over found yet another one and Lani (that's me really) has no idea WHICH this is. There are heels included in this dollarbie. One which we believe is this rounds gift is similar but off the shoulder strap. So grab them all for a buck if you are in the need for slips or slip dresses.)

For the guys, a fancy suit over at the new SENSE event. This is a SLO&F group gift (free if you are not already a member). There are black heels for the ladies and a green formal and another jacket and tie for the guys - all various group gifts.

NOTE: this is a very nice suit in that crumpled "I don't really DO suits" style but it is weighted oddly so adjustment to shape will likely be needed.  Just save the new shape in an outfit with the suit to be used ONLY for that :D.

And last -- and least if we count the material in the garment -- Xi has on a barely there number which is beautifully made from Razor.

All the SLURLS for the gal's gifts can be found here.



Poses by: WetCat (two different pose ball sets)

A Night in Venice

Mask

If there is a masked ball in my future, I certainly know what I will be wearing.

From Baiastice for Epiphany,  the Venice Gran Gala Set offers mystery, satin, lace and lots of masks. The is "the" mask of course. Would I show you anything less?

The feather mask is of course a RARE, but the pretty necklace and earrings set that accompanies it nicely is an easier to get common. There are long and short formals, shoes, purses -- and various styles of masks in this vast offering.

So if mystery is calling, you know where to head to try your luck.

Makeup and nails by alaskametro


Poses by: KoKoLoReS

STRETCH

STETCH

Still need to work off a few of those holiday pounds?


Well NYU has some cute exercise gear including a tee shirt (not shown). Pink, navy and red are the accent colors with white showing off that Bermuda tan that is likely fading by now.

Find the gacha at The Guardians.

Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA Aozora available at Tres Chic.

Yoga props by Cheeky Pea, exercise ball by Pilot


Poses by: the ball and elephant poses

All About the Pose

girl and guitar

I always credit the pose makers in my posts. I know that we cannot make a avatar based picture without them. Still, and even though I make poses and animations, I sometimes really don't pay that much attention to that important link in the creative process.

I have maybe five hundred poses that I have kept over ten years. Some I know the names by heart; some are almost as old as I am and good friends in their own way.

But when I get impressed, I DO get impressed and this new to me pose maker had me shaking my head in a wake up and smell the roses sort of way.

Not only is this EMOZIONE  **All Those Moments!** BENTO a fantastic pose, it fits me. Now that might not seem like much but I am very hard to fit and many, many poses do not work. It takes time and knowledge to make a pose that will fit most people. I know as that is part of my criteria when I make mine.

The pose comes on a high tech rezzer base which has a hide function. While you can adjust the pose BEFORE hiding, silly me -- I skipped that. So I used my hover height controls and that worked just fine. There is also that show transparent to find the base if you lose it; I did among the grasses -- again, silly me. But I DID get a lovely shot and we all know that's the important thing!

There are other poses in this Cosmopolitan release that I have yet to explore, so you may be seeing some others in the near future.



Other Cosmopolitan Event releases in this post include:

[Canimal] Hayden shirt and skirt with color huds are casual attire for the country but keep that girlie part of the equation.

Ricielli's REYNA Boots can pair with skirts or pants with ease. Lots of pretty colors, these are a great basic for your wardrobe.

My hair is a new release from no.match, no religion. It features a fun oversized side pony tale. Find it at On9.


The fireoven by Mushilu, a great addition to your rustic outdoor setting. Find it at Tres Chic tomorrow.

Collar (gift) by fame femme from awhile back.

Pose by: EMOZIONE and Di's Opera

Heartbeat

heartline

A new backdrop blending light, color and shapes is out from Paparazzi.  Heartbeat comes in various color combos of lighting. This is style 4.

Simple but dramatic the shapes and tones combine to push those creative block cobwebs aside; a perfect place to have some fun with light and shadow.


My attire is fittingly dramatic.

From JF Design, the "Juliana" Mini Dress (Maitreya and Belleza fits) available in many striking hues.

From G&D Shoes Lara Metalized with color hud  (Maitreya, Belleza and Slink fits).


From amias, the TILLY 2 necklace which comes rigged for Maitreya as well as unrigged. Three choices of coin colors can be found.

Find them all at Cosmopolitan.


Remember those pretty sparkles from yesterday -- the ones on the MEVA outfit for Epiphany?

I bet you thought they were part of the fabric. But no, they are add-ons (and rares) coming in gold, silver and copper.  The great thing is that they not only look great with the outfit they were designed for -- they can double as body jewelry with other stylings. Here, I added the copper glitter for the left leg. It really shows off -- well, my legs!

Hair by Dela
Skin also by amias
Makeup by alaskametro


Poses by: Artis and Di's Opera

Earth Elements

Earth Elements

Three fresh releases come together for this dramatic photo.

From MEVA for The Epiphany, some items from the Conny set. As you would imagine there are many more colors as well as a half jacket.

From eXxEsS a pretty updo, Sahara, with side and back whispy tendrils.

And the striking landforms in the background are part of a large set designed for full sim installations. A mossy green version as well as a fatpack containing both are also available. Find them at the ChiC buildings pad -  Cosmopolitan.

Bracelets were a gift from Kunglers this last year and likely no longer available.

Makeup by alaskametro.


Poses by: aDORKable

Classic Spa Set by Lucas Lameth

Classic Spa Set

I am tardy showing you parts of the new Spa Set release by Lucas Lameth. But smart shoppers will head over to Cosmopolitan before SL eve when this rounds items turn into pumpkins in that Cinderella manner to make way for new items on Monday.

I especially love the wall art!



Very very pretty and oh so classy.

Freebie Saturday - Three

all free but ONE body

It's the weekend again and time for timely free stuff. STUFF is the word today as the clothing items featured are all part of the "stuff" hunts.

But let's back up a bit. The tagline for this post could easily be -- everything free but the car.

NOTE Saturday Afternoon:  The car that had been there for several days was replaced and while there is still a free car, it is not this stellar car (sorry if you weren't speedy enough). The new gift is only 51 land impact but missing all the great detailing that I showed in the photos.  (Thanks to a reader for reporting.)

HOWEVER, the actual tag line is everything free but the mesh body on the right :D. Yep, the car is free for all for $0. Now see why you should be watching this blog? 

So just be patient a bit and let's talk about the Stuff Hunts. There are five going on at present. We skipped the kids hunt and the pose hunt only had six folks some with just one pose as the prize (???) so they won't get much coverage.

However, I am pleased to report that there were plenty of great things to pick up. The hunt includes landmarks to the next stop in the prize you pick up. There is also a website with both hints and teleport buttons. YOU WILL NEED BOTH as some are correct on the website and others not and the reverse is true (with some actually in the hunt now but not listed on the website).

Since many of you are intrepid hunters I have no worry. Only a few color coded  shirts required stellar camming skills. Note that many stores are in more than one hunt so make sure you aren't buying mens or kids if you are looking for gal-wear.

Here is the lowdown of new goodies in this post:

Left:

~EccentriciXi~ Jacket Chilly -  Purple  worn with
~EccentriciXi~ Leggings Dee Darks

many sizes including eBody as shown


Middle:

RGDW - Mesh Men's Coat with Sweater - Tweed - Fitted Mesh


Right:

!!! Lune~Bleue Frost Play
Skirt and tank are one garment; car coat another

Now for the car.


Absolutely gorgeous with outstanding details. I didn't drive it since I actually wanted it for a prop. Good LODs (so many cars do NOT have this and fall apart visually which will not work in a filming and photography sim :D).

There is a caveat. The car is 110 land impact. If you have the prims -- or simply want to drive on public roads, this is an amazing gift.

Find it at BILLIONAIRE MOTORS.

Poses by: aDORKable, Diesel works and Amitie

Tea House

teahouse

The quiet calm of nature.

From 22769,  the Tea Ceremony gacha at The Guardians.  The tea house is especially lovely with creamy textures and soft edges.

From Pacagaia Creations, the Aiko Kimono with three texture hud, the free group gift for January. Slink, Belleza, Maitray and eBody (including eBody curvy).

Hair by TUKINOWAGUMA


Pose by: LAP [nla]

The Inevitability of Change

templemore nevermore

Nothing stays the same. We know that, but it is easy to forget.

With some lovely new wardrobe additions I ventured over to one of my favorite photo locales, Templemore.  I am not sure how long it has been gone; I know it has been awhile, an undeleted landmark a reminder. Still arriving at a barren landscape was daunting -- and yet somehow beautiful. So I took these pictures in memory of the past and those that will not be taken in the future.

The Baiastice Inez Dress with optional roses comes in many lovely solid hues. Find it at COLLABOR88.

And from Vanity Hair, a long straight style with tiny braids reminiscent of the 60s. Find "Sunkissed" at On9.


KUNGLERS Simone set includes earrings and is available in several gemstone colors. Find it too at On9.

Makeup by alaskametro; Wytch


Poses by: Nantra

Wooden Wonders

Wooden Wonders

Two really fun new items out in woods!

From [InsurreKtion] at The Chapter Four a big gacha set of artists dummies doin' their thang!   Nine regular, four uncommons (single figure lamps) and one rare (shown) in all. A hud let's you change wood tones, shadows, access and lamps when available.  Super fun!

And from Sway's [Word Game] Wall art collection. Find a variety of themes at The Liaison Collaborative.

Steamy

Steamy Lab

Now these items aren't designated "steampunk" but put them all together  and I am getting a little steamy.
Here's the info.

At The Chapter Four:

From Never Totally Dead, the Mysterious Laboratory gacha -- packed full of wondrous items! There is also a laboratory (well of course there is) as a rare. There is a larger table than shown here as part of the set.

From Valentina E. Elle Military Jacket gacha with lots of fun styles.

From Pr!tty the prettiest ever mid length hair, one of all sort of variations on a style to win. This is pr!tty - Dakota - :rigged: - [Half Down] :Fades: with Bangs 1


Over at Cosmopolitan you can find these new Leggins from MEVA along with a fantastic belt with texture change for all parts -- hence the ease it was to match the belt with my jacket!  

My boot also hale from Cosmo. The **Dirty Princess** Snow Job Princess Boots are also fully customizable by color hud. 

Makeup by alaska metro

Poses by  the laboratory chair and Di's Opera

Freebie Saturday - Two


This week's freebie Saturday takes us around the grid and adds a couple of tips.

On Xia (left) from Gacha Guardians (free group) a

.SALT - LUNA BODY SUIT - TGG GIFT [MAITREYA only]

[JUSTICE] LIZA EARRINGS - COPPER / / BLACK / LEFT (many color combos in the pack)

pr!tty - Kyla rigged hair with a variety of color huds

And from {Poeme} Pueblo Fringed Suede Bag (Shadow) dollarbie

On Bee, a super cute club dress from Beautiful Dirty Rich  as a dollarbie. Many colors by hud and many fits including standard sizing.

While you are there be sure and look at the group gifts which are very nice.

There is a nice BIG pack of bento poses as a gift at LB A&R haven place.

Bee's hair is free from Besom (featured last week).

And as of this writing 7 Deadly S[k]ins group is free to join and there is a $400 gift voucher as the group gift this month.


Poses by: ChiC buildings and yuiyui