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Heth Haute Couture – August Gifts

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The August Group Gift by Heth Haute Couture (HHC) is the Ralph Men’s Ensemble.   It’s a cool, preppy style inspired by the real life Spring/Summer 2018 Ralph Lauren Collection.  It features a navy blue lightweight vicuña wool jacket that has gold buttons and HCC Crest details – very smart!  Under that is a white cable knit cardigan waistcoat and yellow button down Oxford shirt.  The yellow cuffs are also included and you can wear them for an optional styling feature.  I’ve shown with and without so you can see the difference.

There’s  designer jeans to match and a pair of white lace-up canvas sneakers.  Now this is an ‘all in one’ outfit, you simply click and wear.  There are 5 Standard Sizes, XS to XL plus an alpha if you are using a system body.  I had the ADAM Mesh Body on which was fine with the size L.  The jeans have a nice brown leather belt attached.  The ensemble also includes couture eye glasses with a handy resizer.

 

I went to Holly Kai Garden for the photography.  Holly Kai is an art installation set within beautiful landscaped gardens and there are also some art galleries and a central cafe/courtyard area to enjoy.  Lots of places to sit and even interactive art to try out.  It’s well worth a visit and the exhibits change from time to time.  The picture above shows that I’m also wearing the Akeruka – Bento Aron Head which I discovered has a few animations on the HUD so this is the slightly bemused smile, the one where somebody’s telling you a tale that you know is not true but you’re humouring them all the same.  I do like the couture glasses on this face.

This is me floating around one of the interactive art installations, took ages to get that shot because you’re moving relatively fast. Maybe try it out on an empty stomach 🙂

 

Here I am trying out the Ralph Ensemble to see how well it stands up to sit poses.  Quite well, I think!  There was minimal distortion to the jeans and blazer in the crossed leg pose. I’ve also put the cuffs on because they do make a difference to the overall styling.  The background is part of the cafe/courtyard at Holly Kai Garden, there’s a row of benches which contain solo and couples animations.  Not to mention a handy ice cream vendor 🙂

 

And this last picture shows The Ralph Men’s Ring, which is the free gift for August. You don’t even need a group for this one.  This is a handsome Mesh men’s signet ring with 5 carat square cut sapphire which is surrounded by white diamonds and set in solid gold. It definitely adds that touch of style to your ensembles! There are two versions includes, with and without rezzer so that you don’t have to struggle to get a great fit.  I moved this around a little bit to fit the ADAM hands but once fitted,  you don’t have to mess with it again.  Heth always includes a pose stand in his vendors, so stand on that and it’ll be easy.  If you use Bento hands, that will take a bit more fitting, right click the ring in Inventory and ‘add’ it to the appropriate finger, then move around to fit.  If you’ve done that correctly, the ring will move on the ‘bone’ of the finger as you use the Bento poses.

Pick up your copy of the HHC August Group Gift and the August free gift from:-

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 🙂

Well suited for all occasions

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Hethwen of Heth Haute Couture has been turning out menswear this July like nobodies business,  his graphics program must be on fire by now!  So I thought I’d better do a post featuring everything so far before my Apparel folder explodes 🙂

First up is Dom Pedro and his favourite rare breeds bull.  Don’t ask, I think I’ve had way too much sun this July.  Anyways, Dom Pedro the 1st was the founder and first emperor of Brazil and Heth originally made this fabulous outfit for Rodrigo Colt-Stable – Mr. Virtual World Brazil as his National Costume. Dom Pedro was a true style icon of his time, and the epitome of fashion. This ensemble reflects the panache of his style moved forward.

An elaborate cutaway jacket with standing collar is detailed in acanthus gold gimp and features a six button open front with jeweled waist and back chains, epaulette shoulders, wide cuffs, matching vest and slacks, and includes jeweled dress sword, Jeweled lapel ornaments, matching leather shoes with socks, standing collar shirt, jeweled cravat, white gloves, and double back caplets. Includes five mesh sizes.  You might need to pull the collar part down a bit according to your size, I was using the size M which looked suitably elegant.  Everything else (and there are lots of details to this outfit including a small cape which has versions for left and right shoulders) fitted perfectly. The cravat is flexi and flows nicely with avatar movement.

“Dom Pedro” – décor

FLOOD – Aurochs Bull
Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Thick Fur Rug – used black texture, my fav texture change rug
Apple Fall
Notting Hill Cobblestones Set
Kent Wall Set

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Next up is the “Colt Men’s Formal”. This formal ensemble exudes the couture brilliance of both worlds – a strong Latin influence and elegance of the vampire. Featuring a three piece formal suit in black silk detailed with gold, burgundy and hunter green acanthus leaves. Includes Jacket, matching slacks, vest, boutonnière, shirt. cravat, brooch, belt, lace sleeve cuffs, and formal jeweled shoes. In five sizes and compatible with most mesh avatars.

I was using the size S for once, just seemed to have that thinness that the vampires are famous for. And if you think Louis is casting a shadow on the wall, he’s not, it’s the Samowar.  A container used to heat blood after it’s been in the freezer…errr hot water for tea, especially in Russia!

“Colt Men’s Formal” – décor

22769 ~[Bauwerk] – The Refugium – RARE – LI 49 – from The Refugium gacha, currently at Epiphany Event until end July
22769 – Samowar – COMMON
22769 – Samowar Tea Glass – COMMON
22769 – Copper Plantstand 1 – COMMON
22769 – Ivy Wreath in Pot – COMMON
22769 – Book Table – COMMON
22769 – Refugium Rug – COMMON

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If you’re looking for a summer suit and want something that’s a bit outside the box, how about one of these from the “Ryan Men’s Suit Collection”. There’s a choice of 8 and I did them in order from the left, 1 – 8.  These are only L$99 and they include the shoes as well. The suits feature matching jacket and slacks in tropical Hawaiian prints with coordinating silk shirts and pocket squares. They are  perfect for themed weddings, special events, or just to spice up your wardrobe. Includes 5 standard sizes and I was wearing the size S again, with the ADAM Mesh Body.

Don’t forget, you can click on any of the pictures to get a larger version.

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Now for the gifts this month.  The free gift where you don’t even need to belong to the HHC group is the “Clan Heron Brooch”.  A stunning gold and emerald brooch to ‘Lift the Wings’ of your Scottish Pride. Brilliant cut round, pear and marquise emeralds are encrusted over an embossed double winged brooch that is gently detailed with Celtic knots. A truly unique brooch that will compliment and flatter.  I’m wearing the brooch with the Richard Men’s Suit available at the HHC mainstore.

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Finally, the group gift is the “Chip Men’s Ensemble”.  A zip front hoodie is paired with HHC black tapered leg designer jeans. Includes white couture sunglasses, complete mesh outfit in 5 standard mesh sizes, and black leather sneaker style boots that fit beautifully into the cuffs of the jeans.  I was wearing the size M.   Make sure you have your HHC group tag on to collect this July gift.

You’ll find everything that I’ve blogged today at the outlets below.

 

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 🙂

 

Ascot Opening Day!

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OK, so Prince Philip wasn’t able to get to Royal Ascot either, bless him! Hope he makes a speedy recovery, he does so well for 96 years old. I least I managed the Races virtually 🙂

This is the “Always Dreaming Men’s Suit” from Heth Haute Couture and it’s the June Group Gift.

You’ll be off to the races in this gorgeous suit featuring a crisp linen jacket, matching blue satin and gold foil waistcoat, silk shirt, bow tie and pocket square, plaid trousers and saddle Oxford shoes. There’s also a monocle, belt, socks, panama hat, boutonnière and walking cane. We even get optional Mesh hands and all the alphas, Heth, you are spoiling us!

 

The suit will fit most Mesh Bodies (I tried it on ADAM which was fine) and has 5 standard sizes XS – XL. It’s an all-in-one suit so no messing about trying to get everything to fit properly. The prim socks fit into the shoes and disappear into the trouser hem so nothing untoward shows. If you chose to wear it on a Mesh body all you need to do is to make sure the neck fits the collar of the shirt and alpha everything else out except for the hands and neck. You can even wear your Bento hands with this suit.  It really is pretty easy to do that. I wore the Medium version, by the way.

For the hat, you’ll need to wear either hat hair or else a nice hair base. You can resize the hat at a click. I didn’t use the cane in the pictures but it looks very smart with a horse head deco in gold and the cane is a dark wood.

Horse is an Arabian by AKK Horses and the apple bucket is from JIAN‘s Apple Orchard Set.

 

Pick up your copy of the HHC June Group Gift from:-

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 🙂

Bollywood Royalty

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Feel like dressing up?  These are spectacular outfits by Heth Haute Couture, and if you’re going to a costume party together, they have matching apparel and jewelry sets for ladies and gents.  Nothing else is needed except maybe hair and sandals for the ladies and a beard for the gents.  Wonderful for roleplay sims, also.  New releases – Bollywood Prince and Princess Ensembles.

We had a nice afternoon here today, it was summer hot and I spent most of the time in the garden and sun room – very nice!  Doesn’t give me too much time for blogging though, but hopefully you’ll have all the details you need after the pictures.

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Here’s what we were wearing:-

Moz – “Bollywood Prince” by Heth Haute Couture – Mainstore & outlets
Vest in size L Bottom in size M (5 standard sizes – XS to XL plus alpha)
Anklets, Gauntlets, Armbands, Necklace, Hat (all resizeable large animated gemstones in the jewelry)

Beard – ADAM Bento Beard M1 with texture change HUD

Cyg – “Bollywood Princess” by Heth Haute Couture – Mainstore & outlets

Saree – Size S on SLINK Physique mesh body compatible (5 standard sizes – XXS to L with 2 alphas, one will block out the lower legs & feet)
Tiara, Earrings, Necklace, Ring (all resizeable large animated gemstones in the jewelry)

Hair (in case you want to get this, it was an excellent match for the tiara with no problems of hair showing through) enVOGUE – Leticia – Dark Reds

 

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 🙂

Dances with Tigers

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I’m really pushing my luck with these stately creatures, I think they’re only interesting in stalking the next meal!  This is  “Asian Fusion” Country in the Orient. a picturesque sim with a collection of different Asian cultures. A touch of old and new merged together on one sim. Explore, take pictures or just hang out.  If you join the group, you can rez, too.

I’m showcasing a really nice, useful spring suit by VM [Vero Modero], you can pick this up in the guy’s department.

VM [Vero Modero] –  “Sarp Set” in Khaki –
Shirt – system layers with separate collar which is Modify, fit it into the jacket perfectly
Pants – Mesh 5 Standard Sizes – I’m wearing the Size M
Jacket – Mesh 5 Standard Sizes – I’m wearing the Size L

Other items I was wearing: –

Shoes – Lo-Tops with Customizer HUD – UBU by Coke Dreadlow on MP Store

Aviator Sunglasses by Heth Haute Couture

Pose – PoseESioN – David 1

Hair – no.match – No_Past B  – has a HUD for various colours

Visit the Asian Fusion sim soon, but don’t do what I did – forget the sandwiches – the tigers just don’t appreciate it!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Casually Smart

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It’s quite difficult to find the smart casual look in Second Life® Menswear, so I was really pleased to receive the latest outfit from Heth Haute Couture  which is called the “Rodrigo Men’s Ensemble”.

This is a slim fit look, so even the larger sizes will reflect that style.  I went over to the St Kitts sim which is a gorgeous tropical interpretation of the real life St Kitts in the Caribbean, and took photographs against a rich background of palm trees and furniture suitable for hot climates. If you like beach sims, you’ll adore this one.

So what’s in the set?  Well, there’s the slim fit jacket with 4 button opening and mandarin collar, and this has a relaxed t-shirt and brocade waistcoat insert.  Then there’s matching chino pants as a separate piece, really nice brushed leather zip boots, and Fedora Hat.  The jacket and pants come in Standard sizing XS to XL – I was wearing the size M pants with the size L jacket.  Boots and Fedora come with a handy resizer which is easy to use.  The included alpha will take care of all the pieces.

I’m also wearing the new brooch from HHC – this is a fun and beautifully made piece.  If you click on the bee, its wings will animate as if it’s buzzing!  Created with over 300 brilliant cut canary, apricot and black diamonds. A very unique couture jewelry collectable, the “Jeweled Bee Brooch” was created to celebrate Earth Day all year long and to draw attention to our dwindling world bee population.

Pick up your copy of the “Rodrigo Men’s Ensemble” and “Jeweled Bee Brooch” from these outlets:

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)

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The skin I’m wearing is from 7 Deadly s{K}ins  as I like to include one system skin a month from them (I know a lot of you still like to wear system).  I was playing the gacha at the front of the store and this is the “Jaimy” skin # 6 from the gacha of the same name.  Only L$50 for this!  They must be joking, it’s such good quality.  A nice mid tone skin with beard and cut eyebrow feature.  Why don’t you try your luck?  Don’t forget to click on the Mini Mania boards, too.  Low amounts of hits required, some as low as 10 hits.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

King of the North

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Here’s Jon Snow braving the other side of the wall because he’s forgotten to take in sufficient supplies to bolster up the Night’s Watch. By some trick of the light (and maybe destiny in my world) his shadow falls over the land making him King of the North.

Loving the outfit?  It’s April’s Group Gift by Heth Haute Couture and features a massive fur collar and all-in-one costume.  Absolutely love it and as he’s called it “King of the North Ensemble”  I just couldn’t resist the inference. This would suit most avatar and mesh bodies because you really knock those out with an alpha. The only trick is fitting the collar correctly.

If you’re fitting on a system avatar, then use the slide bars in the Torso section to get a good fit on the neckline. Don’t forget to add both the alphas included in the outfit, one is for the body and one for the system hands. When you’re satisfied with the fit, rename and save your shape. Keep it in the outfit folder and then you won’t have to mess about again.

The April free gift from Heth Haute Couture is the “King of the North Brooch”. I removed the fur cape to better show you. It’s gold with red rubies and rather magnificent. It will show up  under the fur cape but not as clearly as you see here.

Pick up your copy of the “King of the North” Ensemble and Brooch from these outlets:

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)

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The skin I’m wearing is from 7 Deadly s{K}ins  and it’s the Men’s Group Gift. “Bo” contains:-

OMEGA face applier – Caramel, Clay, Steam, Stone, Taupe

OMEGA body applier – smooth Caramel, Steam, Taupe, Clay, Stone

I chose the Caramel shade and put it on CATWA Bento Daniel Head (my own shape) using the OMEGA relay. This is a mature adult looking skin and goes very well with a number of outfits. There’s a shadow of a beard on it which is flattering and more realistic, I think. Very nice skin anyway, and if you belong to 7 Deadly s{K}ins  group, you’ll find many other great deals as well as hunts and generous gifts. There’s an Easter Egg hunt on at the moment which is for group members only. More about that in another post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂