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While mum was out…

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A beautiful, feminine room and that’s just what the naughty kitten likes the most! She’s trying on tiara and earrings (with difficulty) and is just about to get her paws on the make-up. Let’s hope mum gets back soon 🙂

The star of the show (apart from the kitten) is the beautiful “Crawford set” by Fancy Decor. Designer, Jake, was inspired to make the set after he’d watched a scene in the television series “Feud” which chronicles the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford when they took part in the 1962 film, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”. The marbled art is original and was created by Jake in Real Life using the creative method of marbling paper.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used and take care – I modified some of them to match the beautiful turquoise theme:-

Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) – LI 3 – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (gold) – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Lucite Candlesticks Set – LI 1 each – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Sphere Art Sculpture (gold) – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
All pieces from the “Crawford Set” at the Collabor88 Event

Air – Flower Lanterns gacha Enchantment Event – Water Lily White, Cherry Blossom White
SOY – Cosmetic Decor Set on Marketplace

JIAN – No. 5 Siamese Companion Kitten from Pudgy Persians gacha at The Gacha Garden

Daidem and Earrings in Sky by Yokai from Tale of Rapunzel gacha at Enchantment Event

Perfume bottles from GDit from “Art Deco Set” on Marketplace

KraftWork –  Wall System – Tropical – comes with an align script and texture changer – LI 1 for each panel – Copy/Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – hanging flowers at The Liaison Collaborative Event, runs to May 30th – these have two colour versions in sets.
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – LI 5 – Copy/Modify
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plant stand – LI 6 – Modified the wood stand

Chair Watercolor by Chez Moi Furnitures – piece from the “Watercolor Vanity Set” – modified for the colour, the chair is white. Land Impact is 1 and the set is currently at the new round of Tres Chic Event. Contains 16 interactive vanity poses, most rez props.

Cactus Bowl Terrarium by ::Newchurch::
{what next} – Stack of Books from the “Palma Set”
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug
[ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses – White – modified one of the vases for colour
Magnolia Cupcake by Plastique – from the Sugar High gacha

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Stay a While

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It was a beautiful golden dawn this morning, so I’m attempting to create this atmosphere in our virtual world, using some of my favourite items of the moment!

I have tinted some of the items – details below.

The item that’s time sensitive is the “Books & Bookends” by Fancy Decor. You can get various textures of these beauties for only L$50 today, a Fifty Linden Friday special.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used:-

[Merak] – Illusion Coffee Table (TypeB) – tinted with gold – at The Crossroads
[Merak] – Flower Vase (White Rust) – tinted with gold
[Merak] – Rib Vase (White Rust) – tinted with gold
[Merak] – Tartlets Plate – Group Gift

Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white & gold) – various textures for Fifty Linden Friday
Fancy Decor: Gold Cage Lamp – Group Gift

Raindale ~ Southwell Tea Set from Southwell gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

*HEXtraordinary* Gold Finch – from Flight of Finches gacha – Rare

Hydrangea Bunch White – full perm Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin on MP

Kalopsia – Faith’s Message gold neon
KraftWor -Wall System – Geometric – used “all beige”

N4RS  – ONE Rug – Lofted Wool

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Old Guns go for it!

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Given that Second Life® is obsessed with youthful avatars, I thought I’d style an older guy.  This is the “Marc 60 head skin” from ADAM.  He’s got wrinkles but he’s in pretty good nick!

The ADAM Bento head HUD has a lot of options on it, one of which is to add differently coloured eyebrows to skins that have a ‘no eyebrow’ option.  You can also change the colour around the eyes on a make-up layer, and recolour the eye lashes.   I did that to match the shading I chose on the Marc 60 skin. It’s surprising what a few subtle shade changes can make.  Worth the fiddling to get a more realistic look. And guys… if you can change a wheel on your motor, you can use the HUD!

Using the ADAM Mesh Body, I chose the skin #8 on the HUD to match up the face. Ok, so this guy works out, he’s not alone in that 🙂 Occasionally you do find a 60 year old that has a better body than some 20 year olds, especially in the film industry.  I added SLINK Bento Hands for the pose, FOXCITY has some excellent Bento poses for men, check them out.  Ginger, we need some ADAM Bento hands!

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Here’s what I used in detail:-

ADAM Mesh Body v1.4b
Skin No 8. from included HUD with white eyebrows and beard from HUD
ADAM head v1.4 Bento with ADAM skin head Marc 60
CATWA animated Mesh Eyes

SLINK Bento Hands for Men (they have Omega support, no worries)

Hair – no.match – No.Poem with Omega HUD for hairbase

Ascend – Jarvis Pants with Suspender in Denim Brown, Mesh body versions only

Jewelry by Real Evil Industries
Savage Ears Piercings 1.1 and Sniper Tags

Bento Pose by FOXCITY – Men’s Editorial Vol 1 Bento Pose Set

Fence – “Davis Fence Set” by Fancy Decor – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

La Gare vintage railway station – refurbished

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As most of Second Life® knows, the 6º Republic Event is on! An amazing Home & Garden extravaganza that happens twice yearly, the theme for this round is Destination:Europe. Each designer chose a European city to take inspiration from. DaD Design chose Paris and made the vintage “La Gare Train Station”.

The above collage shows the station empty. Its beautiful lines are undeniable with the arched windows and doors and the glass covered area for meeting the trains. I put paving under the whole build but you can see where the trains would have arrived at the station, it’s a cut-out piece. Upstairs is reached by a circular iron staircase and doors open onto the balcony where the station sign is located.

Designer, Sheerpetal, kindly sent me a copy of “La Gare Train Station” and challenged me to refurbish it as a house with garden out the back based on an idea by ace photographer and blogger JoJo Deed. It sounded a great idea so armed with lots of recent Home & Garden items by fantastic designers, I set to! Click on the pictures to get the larger sizes.

 

The space where the railway tracks would end is now a garden, it’s been dug over and planted.  I’ve taken a bit of artistic licence with the tree, as the roof is really glass, but maybe part of it was broken as it’s vintage and the tree could then grow through! An indoor/outdoor living space with intimate corners, seating, fountain and even a pizza kiln.  In other words, there’s lots of space to fit everything in.

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You wouldn’t normally leave an opening so here’s a fabulous fence to fill it in.  The fence window adds style and stops the dog getting out, talk about duel purpose! Four sconce on the fence will light that area of the garden for those warm evenings when you just don’t want to stay indoors.

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Here’s that colourful sofa, which is plenty big enough for the whole family to lounge around on, not just yours truly and the new kitten.  She’s still so small she can hide amongst the many cushions.  The table’s plenty big enough for the crockery and essential tea set.

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Inside and downstairs, I furnished a portion of the room with an elegant new sofa set that the labrador puppy just loves, cheeky thing! So will the rest of the family as soon as we can prise him off it.  There’s even room to park a handy scooter which is great for getting around the Parisian streets.  The other side of the room has enough space for a nice kitchen and upstairs has plenty of area for a bedroom with balcony area.  You could divide that and include a small bathroom at the far end.

La Gare Train Station would make a very pleasant and unusual house for folks who like outside living as much as the indoors.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used in detail:-

BUILDINGDaD Design “La Gare” Train Station c/m V.1.0 LI 84 Copy/Modify at 6º Republic
Event runs to May 20th.

FENCINGFancy Decor at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary – “Davis Fence Kit”
A wonderfully versatile set which includes long and short fence panels, fence window that looks really good, posts – corner, mid, end and plain, concrete blocks, sconce, planter and bench with poses.  Fancy Decor is my latest sponsor – I’m so lucky and right chuffed as they say in my part of the world 🙂

INSIDERaindale – “Maylett Living Room Set” – currently at The Crossroads Event to the end of the month.  Here’s the items in detail:-
Lounger sofa – LI 6 with 17 solo sits and 10 romantic couples poses
Coffee Table with Props/Decor – string lights, cup, book – 1 LI per item, there’s a linked group version, too at 4 LI
Candles with animated fire – on/off via touch – 1 LI
Carpet, matches the lot – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter (patterned luggage)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
Artisan Fantasy – Hanging Plant – Pothos
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Right – from gacha
Fancy Decor: Davis Bench – see Davis Fence Set above

GARDEN Chez Moi Furnitures – Rock Couch and Table in Rio – at the  Cosmopolitan Event from May 8th.  This gorgeous couch and table set is available in 3 colours – Rio, Sienna and Indie. It has PG (110 poses) and Adult (170 poses) versions. Land Impact is 11.

Outdoor bar chair and table set (12 solo sits), Lantern Green Double Candle and Topiary set – all from Chez Moi‘s “Outdoor Breeze” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden Event. The fence divider is a Seed of Inspiration gift at the Gacha Garden Event.
Pot and Cup of Coffee by Chez Moi Furnitures 

[Tia] Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain – Light – available at Shiny Shabby until May 15th.
D-LAB Pizza kiln (outdoor)
D-LAB PIZZA TABLE

[ zerkalo ] – from the Coffee on the Porch gacha – Dishes

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Patio Fairy Lights – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Frosted Glass Floor Ball Lamp – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Banana Tree – gacha was for Bloom
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – The Relaxing Tree

KraftWork – Vintage Bakelite Radio – from Vintage Radios gacha

PLANTS & FLOWERS OUTSIDE –
Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – set of 4 colours and lots of versions – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower set – with flowers and fruit, lots of versions including two fencing panels for display them against.
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* with underlay of green

PETS –
JIAN Lively Labs :: Golden Wander Pup – at mainstore
JIAN Pudgy Persians – White Wander Kitten – The Gacha Garden
TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – from gacha, now at mainstore

 

Until next time,

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Love Games

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“Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion
So I’d like to know where, you got the notion
To rock the boat, Baby” ~ The Hues Corporation ~

There’s lots of symbols in this picture, see if you can spot them all!  I was inspired by the latest gacha from Lucas Lameth at The Crossroads Event, and for very few Plays I managed to get a couple of the hand holding a heart sculptures which are beautifully made and rather symbolic in themselves.  Then there was Fancy Decor’s sailing ship, one of my favourites piece of décor by designer, Jake.  Into my brain came the vintage song, “Rock the Boat” and I was off building up the scene.

The majority of the furniture is from a stunning set by Newchurch called “Shen”.

:: N :: Shen Yoke-back Chair, Light Teak – LI 3 – copious poses for male and female solo – C/M
:: N :: Shen Opium Low Table, Light Teak – C/M
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak – LI 2 – C/M
This beautiful traditional set also has a spiral shelf unit. The Shen set is available in light teak (as shown in the picture) and rosewood.

My other Sponsor in there is 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] with those two fabulous lamps, which look spectacular, however you place them.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Bull Lamp Gold – LI 3 – choose light intensity 0.1 to 0.8 plus off if required
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Unicorn Lamp Gold – LI 3 – both Copy/Modify

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Other Home & Garden items:-

Lucas Lameth – “February Gift Shoppe” gacha
4. (luc) Tumbler Decorative Box – LI 1
3. (luc) Picture Frame – LI 1
2. (luc) Romance Time Dice – LI 5 – this is an actual game!
1. (luc) Mine Heart – LI 1
All pieces are Transfer/Modify
Currently at The Crossroads Event

Mirrors from The Loft – taken apart, used one piece
The Loft – Trellis Mirror – LI 1 – C/M

Fancy Decor: Silver & Gold candlesticks set – touch wick to light
Fancy Decor: Geode Mobile (touch to spin)
Fancy Decor: Model Ship
Keke – [ keke ] fall roses 2 from gacha

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

Cactus by Storax Tree
Cactus Double Pot E – LI 2 – Transfer & resize by Menu

[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (EmojiKiss)
[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (NOFUN)
From Super Balloons gacha

MudHoney Cooper Incense

Zinnias Tiny Brass Incense Burner (free) copy only

junk. cream animal rug

Room is part of the Scarlet Creative “Blair Keep 1” (LI 186) currently at Collabor88 and you can purchase this for the daft price of 188 L$

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Man in the Mirror – 7 Deadly s{k}ins & Vero Modero

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“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways” MJ

We change a lot of things in Second Life® but skin and face can be a fundamental change in how others see us and how we project our personalities onto the virtual platform.

7 Deadly s{K}ins November group gift is a store voucher for 400 L$. It’s a great start to a new you. I used the “Ace” face applier for CATWA heads via the OMEGA relay. I must say this is one of my favourite 7DS skins, the texturing of the beard and hairbase are wonderful. The face applier gives my CATWA Paul mesh head a balanced look. The eyebrows are neither too arched or too thin. There’s a clean faced version, and a without hairbase version in the face appliers, too. They are very good value considering that at one time we used to pay out 1K for a system skin. I teamed these appliers with an existing system skin which I think was a hunt gift from somewhere. If you can do this, you’ll make a savings but then you might just want to pick up the matching skin  from 7DS anyway, use the DEMO first and see.

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I was wearing an outfit from Vero Modero which is pretty well mid season if you don’t want to get into the sweaters and overcoats yet. These are separates – the Andon Jacket that comes with and without t-shirt insert plus the Murat leather pants. There’s a choice of half a dozen t-shirts with various sentiments on them, although the jacket will always be the colour you see. I chose the Love Rocks t-shirt/jacket combo. You can also wear the jacket without the t-shirt so it’s a versatile outfit for not a lot of lindens. The jacket has five sizes from zero to five (I chose the 3 size) and the pants have versions in XS – XL. The medium fitted well under the size 3 jacket/t-shirt combo.  I tried a necklace on with this but it tended to cut the line a bit, so I wore a lapel brooch instead. I quite like the way the neck and chest are slightly bared, it balances up the overall look.  The leather pants, by the way, have really nice back pocket details so you could wear those with another outfit, maybe a tucked in shirt, to show off that feature.

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I took the photos in my dressing room – yes I do have one *laughs* – so the furniture in there is nice and restful so I don’t feel rushed while styling outfits. Try it sometimes, it works!

AF – Mission Armoire (Antique) – I admire this piece by Apple Fall, it’s vintage and the doors open and close. The base drawer is meshed open which is appropriate for a dressing room.
Fancy Decor – Ghent Altarpiece (small size) – this goes up on the wall, you can open and close the triptych. One of my favourite stores for décor, this is so colourful and represents the actual thing in real life. Talented designer, is Jake!
N4RS – Nouveau Art Set – Sofa – another vintage set from the 1930s, it matches the wooden floor of the room so well. Pieces include rug, glass wall décor and sofa for up to 2 avatars.
Alouette – Antoinette Floor Length Mirror – try Marketplace for this as I am not sure if the sim still exists.

Here’s your taxis:

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins GUYS department

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Visit Vero Modero (and you’ll land right by the entrance to the men’s section)

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Another excuse for a massive decorating spree!

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After quite a while in our lovely Redgrave ‘Luton Manor’ house, Arrchie n me decided to get a new one for the autumn/winter season – after a huge amount of saving up and restraining ourselves on the clothing front!

We rezzed the reBourne ‘Lake House’ last week and are enjoying decorating it. This sits in a skybox with many pictorial surrounds but you can also rez it on the ground. We decided to skybox it under our platform and make the platform into a huge garden with lake. Arrchie also has a small holding there which I’ll do a post for all on it’s own because I’m proud of his work on it.

Here’s the lounge just started. Out of all rooms in a house if you’ve got a lounge and a bedroom done, then the rest can be achieved gradually.

New House - lounge beginnings

Furniture – Shutter Field, Zerkalo, La Galleria, Dreamscapes

Upstairs we were testing the bath in a highly PG manner! This is ensuite into a beautiful bedroom which we’ve just started to get the main pieces of furniture in and it’ll be a fusion of eastern and boho styling. I do find the wooden flooring and softer coloured walls of this house pleasing when in real life it is bogging down outside and colder than you’d expect for August.

New House - bath

Furniture – reBourne, Cheeky Pea, Dutchie, GDit Decor

Just in case you’re all thinking I’ll be doing no work for ages – well here is the desk!! I’ve always loved this desk by Cheeky Pea. OK, it’s sculpt and a bit primmy but so, so comfortable. Haven’t seen another desk set that would take its place.

New House - desk
Furniture – Fancy Decor, Zerkalo, Cheeky Pea, 22769 ~ [Bauwerk}, Alouette

That’s all for now.
Cheers, m’dears!