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Preface

Aloha peeps – glad you dropped by!

I’ve been blogging Menswear and Home Decor for… errr ahem X number of years and still really enjoy it! On Facebook & Flickr I belong to a plethora of Menswear and Decor groups and publish and link to this blog from those areas.

In addition, I’ve been features writer on ‘Love to Decorate’ magazine and from that interesting work, I’ve gleaned a lot of fascinating and useful information on the Home & Garden world of Second Life. I’ve also worked as a writer for various virtual Fashion and Lifestyle magazines – interviewed loads of fabulous Designers and Creatives  –  and even tried my hand at modeling – but nowadays I live the simple SL life which I enjoy with friends and family, not least of all my lovely partner & husband, Arrchie and our son, Danilo:)

I wouldn’t say I’m one of SL’s greatest photographers *smiles* but I can take good quality high resolution photographs and I’m a dab hand at Photoshop, so if you like my work please get in touch and I’ll promise to do your brand proud!

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Written by Moz Loordes

30/09/2010 at 6:49 pm

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Chez Moi Garden Shed – Tres Chic Event

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Chez Moi - Garden Shed - new life!

 

Spring is the start of Nature’s greening, it’s new life, flowers and the year’s beginning to the great outdoors.  Visit Tres Chic and you’ll find this stunning new set by Chez Moi, “Garden Shed”.

Sounds so mundane but it’s not. This shed is available as an exclusive in three colours – green, pink and blue. I rezzed the green version in our garden.  What I love about this shed is that it’s packed full of poses and props in the way that Chez Moi does so well. The shed itself looks the part with plenty of accessories including a garden hose, plant pots, growing plants – lots of the things you’d expect in a RL garden potting shed.

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - closeup

 

Land Impact is 16 for the shed and accessories, plus another 3 LI for the rose trellis. Now that’s not a lot for what you get. This is an interactive garden shed with gardening animations – tasks like seeding, spraying, weeding, watering the lawn with props such as flower pots, watering can, seedlings, resting and reading… 12 in total.  It’s just like you’re starting off and nurturing a real life garden. A lot of fun!

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - side elevation

 

Not only do you get all the gardening animations but there are also single poses (6 each for ladies and gents including  poses like learning, sitting, observing, tired ) –  and a smashing set of 16 animations for couples in love. That means poses like kissing, cuddling and distracting the gardener!

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - couples pose

 

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - distracting the gardner

 

Poses are adjustable via a Menu which includes Swap functionality. Tres Chic runs up to May 10th so there’s plenty of time to visit. Why not make a start on your spring landscaping?

Visit Tres Chic Event – taxi

Visit Chez Moi mainstore

Well that’s all for today. I’m off to plant up some real life hanging baskets… Cheers, m’dears:)

Lazing on a Sunday afternoon with Vengeful Threads

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Vengeful Threads - Batik Flow 1

 

“The tax man’s taken all my dough,
And left me in my stately home,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
And I can’t sail my yacht,
He’s taken everything I’ve got,
All I’ve got’s this sunny afternoon.”  ~ The Kinks ~

Well I wouldn’t mind being left in my stately home *laughs* I could always sell it!

You can pick up this fab outfit called, “Batik Flow” from Vengeful Threads, where it’s a bargain for Sinful Sunday… April 17th.

In standard sizing Mesh XS – XL and I was wearing the M shorts and the L top. Very good alphas on this, I didn’t have to adjust anything.

Vengeful Threads - Batik Flow 2

 

Here’s your taxi to the Vengeful Threads mainstore

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon and Cheers m’dears:)

Faded Charm – Zerkalo at The Epiphany Gacha Event

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Zerkalo - Faded Charms - Full

 

The quarterly Epiphany Gacha Event opens in less than two days’ time, 12th April. Part of the great thing about this event is that if you amass too many spares in pursuit of your chosen gacha prizes, you can cash in those spares for points. Use your points to buy exclusives from the Designers! For instance, you can get a Copy/Modify version of any exclusive for 25 points. The exclusives are well worth collecting since they’ll never be shown again.

Zerkalo have an amazing set called, “Faded Charm” and it reminds me of those treasured keepsakes you have on a shelf from way back, that you don’t want to get rid of because they were either given with love or commemorate a notable event in your life.

Commons
Lantern – 1 LI
Cloche with spring branch – 2 LI
Red and White Roses in pots – 2 LI each
Love Sign with white ribbon hanging – 2 LI
Framed Scissors – 1 LI
Coffee & Wine Tray – 1 LI

Rare
Bird Lamp – 2 LI
All Epiphany machines are set between 10 % to 15% in winning chances for rares.

Exclusive
Cloche with bird nest n eggs – 1 LI

Zerkalo - Faded Charms - Pieces 2

 

The textures and detailing on this set is breathtaking. There’s delicate white lace and smooth, glossy, reflective glass. Every little detail has been taken care of to give that feeling of being precious to the owner. I particularly like the ethos of the tray: –

“Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I cannot!”

Zerkalo - Faded Charms - Pieces 1

 

April Shopping Guide at The Epiphany Blog
Join the Inworld Group

Visit The Epiphany Gacha Event (sim not open yet!)

Visit Zerkalo mainstore

Cheers, m’dears:)

Vengeful Threads – Urban Warfare on the cheap

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Vengeful Threads - Urban Warfare - full side

 

It may be on the cheap, but it’s anything but cheap looking!  Vengeful Threads sale offer for Sinful Sunday is this great outfit entitled, “Urban Warfare”.

I took a trip to The Wastelands roleplay sims to photograph the outfit. I use these sims occasionally and I should do more, really – they have amazing backgrounds equally suitable for photography as well as roleplay.

Vengeful Threads - Urban Warfare - full front

 

This is a BIG pack for your lindens. There’s actually three mesh pieces plus a clothing layer, you just need to add boots and accessories to complete the look. Standard sizing XS – XL in pants, jacket and men’s basic tank.  The clothing layer tee in earth colour is useful to go under the jacket on its own. Alpha layers all round. A useful set altogether or as separates with other pieces.

Vengeful Threads - Urban Warfare - half

 

A midday shot to see the texturing –

Vengeful Threads - Urban Warfare - textures

 

Boots were by Mirus Code – men’s toe boots, watch by Robbish and steampunk goggles by MeshedUp.

The sale is just for today, so make your way to Vengeful Threads mainstore!

 

Photography in The Wastelands: The Rot

Cheers, m’dears:)

No April Showers at Heth Haute Couture!

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HHC - Bastian Suit - top 1

There’s wonderful gifts to be had in the Heth Haute Couture Group! For instance, “Bastian” is the April Group Gift. You get a whole outfit – a long sleeved couture shirt with an asymmetric collar in two versions, smart raw silk pants and dress shoes to match. Can’t be bad.

The alpha will provide cover for the whole of the suit including the shoes. You many want to dress on a posestand so you can move the shoes up to meet the pants. Having done that, simply right click on the avatar and adjust your Hover Height if needed. Simples!

HHC - Bastian Suit - top 2

 

There’s a choice of 5 Standard Mesh Sizes XS – XL. I was wearing the size XL shirt with the size L pants that covered the shoes perfectly. Here’s the textures close up so that you’ll see the pants have a softly textured raw silk look, the shoes are Italian leather and the shirts resemble soft velvet and various knit textures. I think these will come in handy for a lot of mix n match wear.

HHC - Bastian Suit - textures

 

Now you don’t even have to join the group to get these fabulous “Couture Aviator Shades” in 6 metal choices. Black, Gold, Antique Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum and Silver. Very stylish, they have a resizer version as well as a set version for each metal.

HHC - April gift - glasses

 

The background to the photos was taken in the “Whyte Orangery” from Spargel & Shine Homes. A lovely mostly mesh greenhouse in aged plaster and shabby tiles. It also features mosaic framed art and wall niches. Land Impact is 50 and it has a footprint of 10.5 by 12.5 m. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Visit Heth Haute Couture mainstore

Spargel & Shine on Marketplace

Cheers, m’dears:)

Pontoon Party from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]!

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22769 Bauwerk - Pontoon Party Gacha - full

Just right for the warmer weather – 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] have a superb gacha out at the Gacha Guardians Event, and it’s called, “Pontoon Party”.

There are 16 items to collect at only 50L$ per pull. Permissions are Transfer/Modify and it’s all original creator Mesh.

Rare – Pontoon – LI 13 – it’s huge and it’s excellent lol There’s 6 single sits for up to 3 Avatars and I put this by the side of an estuary, it fitted in well with the rest of the walling along the riverside. You could be waiting for the ships to arrive!

22769 Bauwerk - Poontoon Party - pose

 

Commons
Garden Chairs in white , pink and brown at LI 2 with 4 sit poses
Folded Up Garden Chairs in white, pink and brown at LI 2 each
Garden Sun Shade at LI 6 – well detailed piece and properly tilted like it would be IRL
Wooden Tree Planter at LI 4 – nice and tall for such low Land Impact
Wooden Planter at LI 3 with 4 sit animations for up to 2 Avatars
Garden Table at LI 1
Bar Sign with great lights at LI 6 – alter the light intensity on touch
Foooood! – Coffee Mug, Marble Cake on plate, French Fries/Chips in bowl – all are LI 1, Curry Wurst n French Fries on platter – LI 2

 

22769 Bauwerk - Pontoon Party - table n chairs

 

22769 Bauwerk - Pontoon Party - closeup

 

Gift of the Guardians – is a fab Container Bar at LI 27. It’s a ground building that could go in a lot of places, not just on the Pontoon. The Pontoon has railings along part of it as shown in the picture.

22769 Bauwerk - Pontoon Party - railings n bar

 

This is a great garden/outdoorsy set with well detailed pieces that look good. The planters are a welcome addition to the hard landscaping and soften the look well. The Tree Planter fits in nicely against the side of buildings where the foliage is shaped – useful detailing.

22769 Bauwerk - Poontoon Party - pose2

 

22769 Bauwerk - Pontoon Party - cafe area

 

The Gacha Guardians Event

Start the event by grabbing a HUD that can be found at the main starting location or any of the participating stores. Use the HUD to find and collect special rune stones at each location. Once you touch one of the rune stones you can move on to the next location or play the gacha machine at the current one. The special ‘Gift of the Guardians’ can’t be won by chance. After you’ve played any gacha machine 10 times, you’ll get a Key. After you’ve visited all the locations and touched each rune stone, a portal will open allowing you to enter the Guardian’s Treasure Room! Use your collected Keys to unlock the special gifts left by each participating designer. After the event end, the Gifts are all retired and won’t be available again.

Visit the Gacha Guardian’s Start Location

Gacha Guardian’s Website

Visit 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] mainstore

 

A perfectly lazy summer by Chez Moi

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Oh for the summer! Well at least you can get one virtually and Chez Moi has the perfect outdoors set for it – the “Ibiza Beach set”. Now it’s perfect to place by beaches and pools but you can also use it by rivers – as I’ve done in this post and it still looks amazing.

Chez Moi - Ibiza Beach set - entire

 

So what’s in this set? Well, there’s a texture change tent, a lilo or inflatable mattress and extra decorative cushion. First of all, the tent. Available in PG and Adult versions, there are 48/84 animations for 1 – 2 people comprising 20 individual poses (male and female) 28 poses for couples and 36 intimate poses in the Adult version. Not only that but the tent is also texture change for 8 different combinations.

Chez Moi - Ibiza Beach set - tent and cushion

 

The fabulous lilo has 28 animations and you can place it very easy on water or land. There’s 18 individual animations including floating in the water (male and female), plus 10 poses for couples. The texture change options give a half dozen combinations.

Chez Moi - Ibiza Beach set - Lilo

 

Land Impact – Tent 9 LI, Lilo 2 LI and decor pillow 1 LI
control all the poses via a menu with Adjust and Swap functionality

Chez Moi - Ibiza Beach set - tent pose

 

If you buy the complete set on MP, there’s a 20% off savings right now. The Tent and the Lilo can be purchased separately as well.

Visit Chez Moi mainstore to try it out!

Chez Moi on Marketplace – all the Ibiza variations.

Cheers, m’dears:)

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