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Angel or Devil – who can tell?

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I do like the combination of opposites in blogging scenes, the sort of scene that tells a story. So this scene was inspired by an original Mesh outfit and jewelry from Heth Haute Couture and a super Halloween Chalk Backdrop by KraftWork & HERA.

The Chalk Backdrops are from a gacha which will be available at the new edition of SaNaRae.  There are 8 backdrops in the set, all have poses applicable to the scene on the individual backdrops, I chose the Halloween type one here – and it contains poses for angelic and devilish mischief!  These are great fun, see the gacha KEY in the details below.

Heth’s Group Gift for October is so generous – it’s the Marq  Men’s Suit which is original Mesh in 5 sizes and should suit most Mesh bodies. I was using the ADAM Mesh Body v1.4 and the L size fitted beautifully.  This is an all-in-one suit which includes jacket in embellished raw silk (see that excellent texturing on the close-up shot), matching shirt and pants, belt, formal dress shoes in white and prim filler socks (very useful).   Now there’s special artwork on the jacket breast and Heth says that this “… features an original artistic design above the heart that you can subtly let those around you know that you believe in love and that everyone should have the right to love whom they will. The art features 2 figures embracing and below the ❤ is ❤ is <3.”

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October’s free gift for Men is the HRH Prince Gorman Indigo Brooch.  Heth says, “By royal appointment of HRH King August Florian of Sybaris, Heth Haute Couture – the Official Jeweler of Sybaris is honored to offer this new treasure – A mesh brooch crafted in platinum, featuring a crown and leaf motif, and centered in a Celtic knot unity design. Created for HRH Prince Gorman Indigo, Lord High Chancellor of Sybaris. Share your love for all things royal while adding royal style to your finest ensembles with this stunning new brooch.”.

And I thought, oh yes, I know nothing about all this but it sounds kinda familiar – so I went to Google, the font of all useless knowledge, and it turns out that Sybaris was an ancient Greek Colony in the Gulf of Taranto,  Southern Italy that was founded around 720 bc and was notorious for its luxurious living.  Its inhabitants became famous among the Greeks  for their hedonism,  feasts, and excesses, to the extent that “sybarite” and “sybaritic” have become bywords for opulent luxury and outrageous pleasure seeking.  Sounds great!  Unfortunately it was sacked in 510 bc and suffered years of occupation and repatriation before being finally abandoned and buried by sediment from the Crati river over time.  The ruins were rediscovered and excavated in the 1960s.  Well there’s a cautionary tale if you like!

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Pick up your copy of the HHC October Group Gift and the October 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)

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden Products I used today:-

KraftWork + HERA – Chalk Backdrop Angel and Devil – LI 10, at SaNaRae from October 26th! This backdrop is from the Chalk Backdrops gacha (contains themed poses), there are 2 Rares and 6 Commons to Collect. Normal and Specular Maps are also included. Permissions are Transfer/Modify.

 

Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (stained) – LI 5 – 7 solo and 3 couples poses
Fancy Decor: Open Book – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots – LI 2
There is also a white version of the Hasting Bench and this set is currently at the new round of UBER

Fancy Decor: Small Lamp – gorgeous posh lamp which is the current Group Gift

Serenity Style– Happy Halloween Clock – LI 2 – tick tock sound and runs on SL Time
This is a Gift in the Mad Pea Halloween Ghost Hunt, runs through to November 2nd.

TLC Home Collection
From the Resting in Moonlight Pack, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
Beautiful animated Black Swan that will swim around a set area or sit where you put him – TLC Black Swan – LI 2
TLC Moonlight Dragonfly/Lily Set – LI 2 – includes two lily pads and an animated Dragonfly that flies between the lilies, alighting on them for a while before flight.
TLC Floating Candle – LI 1 – The floating candles can be configured to swim randomly within any given square area of land with the same owner providing it does not span 2 sims. This area does not have to be on SL water and can be at any user defined height.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – From My Favorite Place gacha, currently at The Epiphany Event
22769 – Library Rug – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Cello – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Library Stool – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Library Art – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Heart candles – COMMON – LI 2

Phew, thanks for reading to the end!

 Until next time, Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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September Suits

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If you fancy a brand new suit, these beauties have just been released at Heth Haute Couture. My favourite one is above, this is 100% original Mesh, so nobody else will be producing it.  Click on the picture for a larger version and you’ll see the absolutely gorgeous texture work on that jacket.  It’s raw embellished silk and in advanced lighting conditions, the embroidery shows up really well. That jacket is joined by a black shirt, slacks and belt.  The tie is optional but I think it really finishes the suit off well.

Above shows the full suit.  Also included is a pair of formal shoes with prim socks so there’s no need to struggle with any gaps, and of course you can move these to fit perfectly.  I was wearing the ADAM Mesh Body with the medium suit.  There’s 5 sizes and the suit is an all-in-one piece, just click and wear.

The next suit is the Christopher Men’s Formal.  Very smart and something a bit different to make you stand out in a crowd.  There is an embroidery overlay on the jacket and you can see this best in Advanced Lighting Conditions.  On Midday, it will appear black, but that’s no bad thing!  Again, this is 100% original Mesh, and it’s so nice to have something unique.  An all-in-one piece, click and wear with no fitting problems.  I was wearing the size medium again, there are 5 sizes in all.

This time, there’s a smart bow tie that you can add to the outfit.   And I really like those formal shoes – same as with the Neo suit.

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Now I’m a bit late showing you the September group gift because I thought I’d already covered it  (your blogger here is getting old and feeble *laughs*), but there are still 3 days left to  go and claim your copy.  It’s a casual set which includs the boots – the Chandler Men’s Ensemble.

Click and add this all-in-one outfit consisting of Jeans, Heth’s designer H Belt, and hooded casual top.  Wonderful textures here, the top has plenty of room, 3 quarter sleeves and a zipper feature.  This is a great look for Autumn days and will fit most Mesh bodies – the sizing is 5 standard Mesh sizes, I was wearing the small version so there’s plenty of room for larger sized gents. Don’t forget to wear your Group!

Last but not least, this is the free gift for September. You don’t have to belong to the HHC group, even, to collect this platinum and peridot bracelet.

There’s a standard and a resize version included of the Khalid Bracelet.  Peridot are mid-green gemstones and the intensity of the stone depends upon the iron content. Peridot is mined in Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (old Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. And some have even been found in meteorites!

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Those glasses I was wearing with the Neo Suit are the HHC Men’s Couture Aviator Shades (silver) – various colours available instore.

ADAM  – V1.4 b Mesh Body
Akeruka – Aron Bento Head with skin #6 for both head & body via OMEGA relay system

Please note that HHC Marketplace is being renewed and revamped at the moment, but Inworld stores are open!

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

System Addict

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Here’s a prophetic little song from Five Star!
Take a look at me
Wired to a machine
Never would believe it
This can’t be happening
Boxes that go beep
Little lights that leap
Tapping on a keyboard
What’s happening to me?
And when the electricity
Starts to flow
The fuse that’s on my sanity
Got to blow
System addict
I never can get enough
System addict
Never can give it up
WATCH
Now that was way back in 1985 and look at us all now! 1985 was a time when computers were boxy and big (for instance, the Commodore 128 PC with 8502 processor 128 kB of RAM and ROM cartridge port which was considered high tech), Domain Names were being registered for the first time and Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. and its first home entertainment system.  Microsoft Windows 1.0 was introduced and initially sold for $100 and Dell released its first computer, the Turbo PC.
Yes!  I am laughing, times have changed so much.  I mean, 32 years ago 🙂
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Here’s what I wore:-

ADAM

*!*Adam-skin head EDDY
*!*Adam Mesh Head- beta1-v1.4+BENTO
*!*Adam- Beard Bento M5
*!*Adam Mesh body -v1.4b

CATWA – animated Mesh Eyes & Tears

RSC Hair Base – dragon master OMEGA applier
Refined Wild CRYOWILDE – Toxic Clockwork wings yellow
[DOCKS] Cyber Fashion & Design – Catclaws yellow
EMO-tions – zion rebirth

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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

hhc-logo-banner

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 🙂

Telephone Line

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“Hello, how are you?
Have you been alright through all those lonely
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights?
That’s what I’d say, I’d tell you everything
If you pick up that telephone, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.”

ELO ~ Telephone Line

A quick post to remind folks that the 7 Deadly s[K]ins group gifts for July only have a couple of days to run! I’m wearing the EARTH gift which has a couple of OMEGA face appliers (one smooth and one with shadow beard) and a body applier in the colour Smooth Caramel.

I’m trying out the Akeruka Bento Aron head today which was a free offer at the time, you need to purchase the HUD for animations. I really like this, I used their shape straight off and it fitted the ADAM Mesh body perfectly with no problems around the neck. And much joy, it actually fits system eyes perfectly well so I can use my favourite eyes by Poetic Colours for once 🙂

 

Also, some of my favourite clothes of the moment, these are by Ascend and they have a number of Mesh body versions, I used the ADAM. I must say it fits so well with no problems of clitching. Although Ascend aren’t cheap, they do make original Mesh and stick to their clothing shapes so you can easily mix n match. That’s not true for every apparel company that makes men’s clothing.

Now, this is a bit of an arty photoshoot so here’s the actual colour of the 7 Deadly s[K]ins EARTH group gift and you’ll see it was originally made to fit the CATWA Stanley Bento mesh head so you’ll only get that effect in the picture on Stanley. You’ll need to put on both the OMEGA relays and the face/body appliers to get them to take!

I did also add some eye liner from the Arkeruka HUD so it won’t be as shaded if you use the original EARTH face applier.

 

Here’s all the items I used in detail:-

Avatar:-
Skin – OMEGA Relays for ADAM and Akeruka – best on Marketplace
7 Deadly s[K]ins – EARTH group gift for July – two face appliers, one clean and one beard, and body applier – Smooth Caramel tone (originally made for CATWA Stanley)

Akeruka – Bento Aron Head
ADAM – Mesh Body V1.4b
Eyes – system Poetic Colours
Hair – no_match – No_Intention (at recent Hair Fair)

Apparel:-
Ascend – Johny Casual Pants – clay sage
Ascend – Johny Colar Up Shirt – plain white
B&W – Summer is Cool Sandals for male SLINK feet (fits ADAM)
Real Evil Industries – Eagle Necklace

Home & Garden:-
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Payphone with poses – LI 2
JIAN – from Pudgy Persians gacha – 22. Black Shoulder Kitten
KraftWork – Not a Box Stage (used HUD to get colour), currently at Indie Teepee until August 6th
Fancy Decor – from the Durer Collection, currently at UBER
Brush Art and Rug

 

 

Here’s to a great weekend!  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

hhc-logo-banner

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 🙂

 

Sundown at the Beach

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Beach evenings – when you’re just trying to catch the last rays of the dipping sun and the horizon is turning coral. When the food is waiting to be eaten and you can smell the delicious aromas from where you’re resting but you have the lazy, satisfied feeling. When you can hear the camp fire cracking and the cicadas starting their evening chorus. Just… Fab.

 

I’m featuring some wonderful items from July Deco(c)rate which had a tropical theme. Chez Moi Furnitures gave us this lazy daze Honolulu Hammock which is packed with all sorts of animations including those naughty ones for when you feel more invigorated, having scoffed your way through the waiting meal. Prawn and Crab dinners with cocktails, what could be nicer? Animated, interactive meals by Tiffany’s Collection and those are at The Home Show 2017.

 

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For the Fashion part of the post, I’m wearing Petit Chat‘s original Mesh flip flops for men and these are such fun. They will fit all sorts of feet and there are two HUDs, one for plain colours and one for patterns. You can change the soles, strap and toe ring individually and you’ll find that the HUD has colours to match most of your summerwear. The classic original Mesh shorts are by Ascend (with lots of fittings including one for ADAM) and they are at FaMESHed. Finally, the Cowboy hat with hair is one of No_Match‘s offerings at the Hair Fair, one of four new designs – you’ll be spoiled for choice! Choose your preferred colour of hair and you also get a HUD that changes the hat colours, too.

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Don’t forget, you can click on the pictures and get larger versions!  Now here’s the items I used in detail.

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Fashion:-

Petit Chat – Men’s Flip Flops – currently at The Chapter Four
Ascend – Ben Shorts – currently at FaMESHed Event
No_Match – No_Easy- currently at The Hair Fair (follow the red arrow for direct SLurl)

Home & Garden:-

Deco(c)rate (July – Tropical Heat)
Chez Moi Furnitures – Honolulu Hammock – hammock – 13 LI, canopy – 7 LI
Serenity Style – Beach Hut
N4RS – Surfboards
Cheeky Pea – Flamingo Planter
Vagabond – Beach Bonfire
HEXtraordinary – Tiki Fountain
The Little Branch – Dracaena Tree – four versions

The July Crate is available now (not discounted)

The Home Show 2017
[keke] (store #25) – Beach Rubble (little shells and rocks)

Tiffany’s Collection (store #15) – Crabs stuffed with prawns tray, Prawn skewers with garlic & lemon tray, Mojito cocktails – feeling hungry?!

Landscaping:-

Studio Skye – Animated natural Water – square 36m

Landscaping by Felix pieces –
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17 x 10 m copy/modify
7 Prim Mesh Beach Dune (#5) 20 x 12 m copy/modify
beach sand – free item
Mesh Land Wall Tropic Palm Version 15 prim=25 x 25 x 08 m Size copy/modify

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂