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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!  I’m still blogging and writing for LTD as I love it 🙂

I can take high resolution photographs (I have an ex gamer’s computer so it’s got to be good) and I’m a dab hand at Photoshop/Paintshop (I make original jewelry and textures for apparel), 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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Richard’s an original!

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I’m proud to present Heth Haute Couture‘s first original Mesh suit, it’s called the “Richard Men’s Suit”.  Available in 4 colourways – black, maroon, royal and emerald.

This is a couture suit with a slim fit jacket which cradles the neck in a close grown on collar. It has an open front that shows the 5 button waistcoat underneath and the crisp, white shirt.  Matching pants show the details with shadow creases and they fit just nicely over the included wingtip leather shoes and sock inserts.

There’s a choice of either long or bow ties in gold to match the buttons. Or wear just the white shirt with one gold button showing, that looks equally good.

The royal version is the only colourway with a patterned waistcoat, and this was my favourite.  A close second was the maroon version. I’m a record shop here on the Long Journey sim, a place with so many shops, cafeterias and stores with superb landscaping slotted into a small space, you won’t believe it. You can see the pocket detail here, the flaps are 3D and lift off the jacket surface in a natural manner.

I’m wearing the emerald version here in one of the little garden areas at the back of the cafe pictures. The jacket and pants are separate so you can mix n match.  I tried the royal jacket with the black pants and it looked good.  You’d have to purchase the 2 sets, though. Both jacket and pants have 5 sizes – XS to XL.  I was wearing the L size jacket over the M size pants.

This is the black version, and I finish up the afternoon in a Chinese restaurant where I’m meeting… whom?  I leave that up to you to guess!

Jewelry was also by Heth Haute Couture as follows:

Couture glasses from the Alessio set, Calla Lily from The Grooms Collection, Black Diamond earring from the Jean Paul Ensemble, Marduk Men’s Ring and  Quinn Men’s Ring.

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I was also wearing the Devan Smoked HB V1 face applier from 7 Deadly s{K}ins. It’s OMEGA so you can apply it to a number of Mesh heads – this is the Daniel Bento by CATWA. Pick up the Devan face applier pack at the guy’s department of 7 Deadly s{K}ins.

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Pick up your copy of the Richard Men’s Suit at:-

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ragner’s Day Off

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I’m imagining Ragner the Viking on a day off. He’s gone on holiday to the Mediterranean and ransacked… errr rented a nice villa, to relax and keep out of trouble. *Laughs* alright, holidays in the Med were not invented back then but you know darn well that it’s all virtual fantasy, and I wanted to showcase a couple of things today.

Firstly, TLC Home Collection‘s “Humming Birds Bush”.  This is an exclusive at the current round of Cosmopolitan. I absolutely love it – not only do you get the hibiscus bush in its planter but also 3 humming birds that fly around sampling the flowers. This is Copy/Modify so you can unlink the birds… they do still flap their wings but they will stay in one place wherever you put them as the scripts have been destroyed when you unlinked.  Click on the planter and the flowers change colour in various warm colours. The planter is white to begin with, I modified it to go with the patio.

The house is by Nomad, and it’s in the March Deco(c)rate Home & Garden subscription box. You can still get this edition but it’s now twice the price at 3k lindens.  It’s a great house with striking colours and a turret at the back.  Lots of doors that will stay open for various photography shots and then close on touch. This is very useful!

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Secondly, I’m wearing appliers by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. With the group gift this month, you have 400L to go and spend at the store. This is enough to buy one of the many applier sets, I was using “Fier” face applier in Caramel with beard V2 HB. The artistry on this is really nice and unique, the beard and the hairbase join up in a natural manner and it suited the hair I chose so well.  For the body applier, I chose Caramel Smooth this time and Ragner must have borrowed his wife’s shaver as there’s no body hair, he’s just smooth!  I wouldn’t like to say if she’ll be pleased or not. Both these appliers are OMEGA so I can use them with my CATWA Daniel Bento face and ADAM Mesh Body. It does take a while fiddling with everything but if you persevere you can get some wonderful looks.

The bench  is the “Park Bench Rainbow” by Chez Moi Furnitures, and this should be back at the mainstore by now, having been out at an Event. It’s texture change for some very pleasant pastel shades and has PG and Adult versions with lots of lovely animations and interactive stuff, such as Chez Moi is famous for.

Home & Garden items used:-

Humming Birds on Hibiscus – TLC Home Collection at Cosmo (modified by colour)
CC Design – Tropical Composition (modified by colour)
Nomad – Bohemian Delight House – March Deco(c)rate
Park Bench Rainbow CHEZ MOI- instore now

Avatar items used:-

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Fier Face Applier Caramel beard V2 HB OMEGA and 7 Deadly s{K}ins Caramel Body Applier, also OMEGA

CATWA Bento Daniel Mesh Head & OMEGA relay, my own shape

CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD

ADAM Mesh Body & OMEGA relay

Mirror – Ragner Hair unrigged – Brown pack (no hair base) HUDs for hair colour and braiding. At the new round of Men Only Monthly.
SuPerBia – Wings of Redemption soft tattoo
::GABRIEL:: Heavenly Warrior set – pants & sandals gray – gacha – try MP
Viking Necklace – original Mesh – Dedelinux Creations

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Wabbit Pie

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“On the farm, ev’ry Friday
On the farm, it’s rabbit pie day
So ev’ry Friday that ever comes along
I get up early and sing this little song

Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run
Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run
Bang, bang, bang, bang goes the farmer’s gun
Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run, run!” ~ sung by Flanagan & Allen who sang lots of daft songs once upon a time ~
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The tiger’s thinking about his Friday dinner here!  He borrowed a hat as a disguise and now the rabbit is wondering why such a large white rabbit is sitting opposite and if he’s going to drink all the tea and chomp down all the cookies. Let’s hope he wakes up to the tiger’s tricks in time 🙂

This daftness is to illustrate 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s BunBun Sets, now available at the March round of The Liaison Collaborative. Most items come in both black and white versions.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – BunBun Sets
22769 – Bunbun Chair White and Black – LI 4 each – 17 fun solo animations
22769 – Defragmented Bunny Wallart – LI 2
22769 – Bunbun Table White – LI 3 – in one pack with tea and cookies
22769 – Bunbun Tea White – LI 2
22769 – Cookies Black – LI 1
22769 – Egg Planter (gift) – LI 1
All items are Copy/Modify

Other Home & Garden items used:-

Prism – Easter Bunny Hat – great dollarbie on MP

Happy Mood – HPMD* Sitting Duck – ahem! Rabbit

TLC Home Collection – TLC White Tiger Type A – LI 1 from White Tigers Set

La Galleria – Wild Rose Vintage Heart Pillow which is pretty robust seeing as it’s holding up the tiger!
Room in – Trompe Loeil – Kaede Cabin Natural – LI 55 – at UBER until March 23rd – this is a lovely modern Japanesque Cabin – check it out full size first because there’s more floor space than you imagine, plus there’s a couple of colour versions, too.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Canopy Bed in the Woods

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Chez Moi Furniture‘s latest mesh is a beautiful canopy bed and this is available now at Ultra event. Called the “Canopy Bed Nanai” it’s a lot of detail for only 20 Land Impact.  It’s really something you’d hang from a room ceiling because it has lots of hanging hooks and straps but why not a porch or gazebo, as I’ve done here.

There are both PG (plus 120 animations) and Adult (plus 202 animations) versions of this 100% original Mesh bed, and it’s very romantic and interactive. The poses include a decent sleep Menu which I always like in a bed because although you can do a lot in a bed, especially in Second Life®, sleep is still a rather nice and calming thing to do, even virtually. Or am I completely daft?!

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Home & Garden items used:-

Canopy Bed Nanai (Adult) CHEZ MOI – LI 20 – Copy/Modify – Ultra Event until April 8th.

Dragon Magick Wares Weathered Gazebo – LI 8 (modified) – this is a lovely gazebo, you can switch the lamps on and off with touch, and also it’s very modifiable – the lamp on the tree branch actually belongs on the front of the gazebo and was easy to move.

TLC Home Collection – Fallow Deer Family – some of them have icy breath!

TLC Fallow [Female] – LI 4
TLC Fallow [little Fawn] – LI 1
TLC Fallow [Fawn] B – LI 2

Landscaping:

Landscaping by Felix -Mesh Forest Hill Landscape – 77 LI – 32 x 32 m Part 1 (of 2 parts)
KIDD – SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY*5 x 0.3*FLAT SQUARE
Little Branch_WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
Heart Botanicals – WildFlowers – Petunias – Red – D8

 

 

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Too much cake!

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Can you ever have too much cake?  Well, you have to give it a really good go!  This is our second round of cakes and the dog is already collapsed and so is Arrchie. Can I manage any more?  While I’m contemplating another portion of blueberry cake, the goose is eyeing up the mooncakes 🙂

A beautiful set of spring/summertime furniture by ::Newchurch:: that I adore, called  “Spring Party Dining Set”. Everything is so detailed, even the napkin rings have little leaf shapes on them. I appreciate the attention to detail and the fact that you can texture change the chairs, table mats and runner. There’s also some great animations in this set, that add to the humour of a spring party.  Pick up a copy of this set at the ON9 Event.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s set for March Arcade is called “Colors of Spring gacha” and I’ve got most of it out here. Fine work indeed, and perfect for a garden or forest setting. Lots of extras apart from the Hideaway that can be used in gardens and porches or indoors. That’s a direct landmark to the vendor on Arcade.

Home & Garden items used:

::Newchurch::
Spring Party Dining Set – ON9
:: N :: Slatted Deck Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N:: Faith Rustic Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Inge Rustic Dining Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Elia Rustic Table, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, Lilac – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set Two – LI 2
:: N :: Daffodil Box – LI 2
Spring Edition Place Setting – LI 2

tableware – texture change tablecloth and place settings to green, green gingham, pink, pink gingham, yellow and yellow gingham
chairs – texture change – green, yellow and pink

22769 ~[Bauwerk] – Colors of Spring gacha – The Arcade
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Parsley Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Flower Bowl White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Thyme Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree Brown and White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Garden Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable light intensity
22769 – Ball Lamps – COMMON – LI 5 – variable light intensity
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Garden Artichoke Brown and White – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Hideout – RARE – LI 46

Others:

MadPea Mad Meals Mooncakes – LI 2 – gacha

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – LI 1 and [Merak] – Blueberry Cake – LI 2
from Sweet Treats set

Animals –
TLC Home Collection – Canadian Goose – Standing – from Canadian Geese Family
Jian – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – gacha – The Arcade

Landscaping –
-Garden- by anc meadow {deep forest} 1Li mesh – LI 1
LB_WhiteFlowers1{Field} – Little Branch
Enchanted Woods v2 – 3 and 2 (trees) – Studio Skye
Meadow Patch – Garlic mustard- small 2 – Heart Botanicals

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Bunfight at the OKraftWork Soap Shop

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I’d just set up the shop when this happened!  It explains how I had to rush to A & E to have my head examined 🙂  Of course, I forgot to lock up and the squirrels got in, they wreck everything in their search for hazel nuts. Fortunately, they found some in the soap sack before much damage was done. I hadn’t cleaned out the burlap thoroughly before I stacked the soaps.  Look at the brave puppy hanging off the table barking at the red thief… he gets a Chelsea Bun for tea 🙂

KraftWork – “The Soap Collection” – is at new round Cosmopolitan, starts Monday.

 

Kraftwork  – The Soap Collection – 1 Rare and 9 Commons to collect:-

Shop Scale v1 and v2 – Rares – LI 1 – The rare comes in two versions, one with soaps and one without.
Display v1 and v2 – large is LI 8
Bag of Soaps – LI 2
Wooden Table – LI 2 – stretches well!
Chalk Board – LI 2
Rosemary Soap v1 and v2 – LI 1 – The Rosemary soap comes in two versions, a group of soaps and a single soap bar.
Soap Stand – LI 2 – The Stand comes in two versions, the one with higher LI can be unlinked.
Fruit Table Soaps – LI 1
Sea Salt Bottle – LI 3
Slippery Soap – LI 2 – The slippery soap must be rezzed on ground and you should sit at it.
There are two animations and the first starts auto without clicking the menu.

Other Home & Garden items used:-

Jian – Scruffy Shepherds 17 held Melanistic – now at The Arcade
O.M.E.N – Spring Squirrels – Pied White Red and Tangerine plus acorns – 1 – 2 LI – The Liaison Collaborative
Newchurch – :: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White and :: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One from Spring Party Dining Set 2 LI each- ON9 (I’ll be blogging the whole set in the next post)

Candy cloud : Series vintage shop building 34 LI – Marketplace

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

HHC – King of the Road

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The March group gifts at Heth Haute Couture have arrived and they are strictly royal!

The men’s group gift is the “His Majesty Crown”, a magnificent piece of jewelry featuring over 1000 animated mesh diamonds. The crown has a gold mesh base with all those brilliant cut diamonds and also emerald cut sapphires (rectangular) surrounded by marquis cut diamonds. There’s four parts to this crown, just keep adding them. If you want to reposition the crown, make sure you have selected all four parts.

The matching “His Majesty Brooch” is a free gift, you don’t need to belong to the HHC group to collect this beauty. It has a gold mesh base with animated mesh diamonds surrounding a royal blue sapphire. Both pieces contain a micro-resizer.

I was wearing the HHC “Timo Men’s Ensemble” which you can also find at the mainstore.

Pick up your copy of His Majesty Crown and Brooch at:-

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂