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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 🙂

Vintage Chillax on the Beach

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Chez Moi Furnitures have come up with the best beach set of the season, so far! At least in my humble opinion but then I do love Vintage. You can have any colour you like  as long as it’s pink with white trimmings. With a strategically placed white kitten (for my PG blog), I’m ready to chillax and ignore the Election, just for today 🙂 The peacock is only interested in the cookies, after all, he’s a sensible chap.

 

 

The peacock is a new pet and he’s from TLC Home Collection. You’ll find two versions in the White Peacocks pack, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event – tail up and tail down. I actually remember when as a child we spent some years in Sri Lanka, there were quite a few white peacocks in our village who used to guard the area from snakes which they would kill and sometimes eat. They were allowed to go in and out of the houses to do this, encouraged by tasty titbits left for them.   Very useful birds! When there was rain coming they used to dance. During the mating season the peahens were embarrassed by the fights between the peacocks and used to turn around so they didn’t have to see the chaos.  I don’t know how many folks used to observe this but I was and still am fascinated by Nature in all Her glory.

 

 

Here’s all the gen in detail:-

On Moz:-
ADAM Mesh Body – v.1.4b – Skin 1 #9 with neck blend tattoo – perfect for when you want that combination with the Avatar Head
Hair – NO.MATCH – No.Mojito – browns HUD
Shape – my own for the ADAM Mesh Body
Shoes – B&W Design – Summer is Cool Sandals with texture HUD for SLINK feet (fit ADAM, too)

Home & Garden items used:-

“Vintage Lounger Set” – Chez Moi Furnitures – currently at Cosmopolitan Event
Vintage Lounger (PG or Adult versions) – LI 5 (I resized it a wee bit, was LI 4). Huge interactive pose Menu – Male/Female Solo – Couples romantic poses – Intimate in the Adult version – all with Swap and Adjust functionality
Vintage Umbrella – LI 5
Vintage Table – LI 1
Lemonade Jar – LI 2
Lemon Bowl – LI 2
Lemonade Cup – LI 2 (total set would be 16 LI at default size)

GOOSE – Mooring deck (small) – from Deck Set – lots of pieces in this set which is great for beaches and rivers, it has that bleached in the sun look and the ropes are really well done
Cookies Box that opens and closes on touch by Aphrodite

Animals:-
White Peacock – male, tail down – 2 LI – from “White Peacocks Set” by TLC Home Collection – currently at Cosmopolitan Event
JIAN – Pudgy Persians 9. White Wander Kitten – from “Pudgy Persians” gacha

Landscaping:-
Bird of Paradise Plant –Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin on MP
Hayabusa Design – Gramineae Beach OPTSB M17-1 v1-1 from large Gramineae Pack – I’m very fond of these because they are animated and look as if a gentle breeze is moving them around
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 2
Mossy Path 2 Curve by ArchiTech Design Store
FYN – PRIVACY SCREEN – TROPICAL 2 – Free Your Nature on MP

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Live long and prosper

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22769 ~ [Bauwerk] recently brought out this fabulous Starship Skybox which instantly reminded me of you know what, being the Trekkie nerd I am *laughs*.  So I thought I’d have a bit of fun and create my very own Vulcan chap. His personality turned out to be anything but how that fantasy race actually act, but never mind! Maybe he’s stepped one too many times into the teleporter, maybe Dr McCoy was right about teleporters – he hated them  Here’s my favourite quote involving the good doctor…

McCoy: Where are we going?
Kirk: Where they went.
McCoy: Suppose they went *nowhere*?
Kirk: Then this will be your big chance to get away from it all.

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Clothing:-
Gabriel  – Gladiator Set (gacha) pants, belt, boots

Vero Modero – Ramsa Set – Harness collar and shoulder pieces

Avatar:-
ADAM Mesh Body V 1.4b – hair base from the HUD
CATWA Daniel Bento Mesh Head V 1.07
CATWA unrigged Animated Mesh Eyes
SLINK – Bento Dynamic Hands
MANDALA – Ears – STEKING season 5
Shape – my own

Hair – NO.MATCH – No.Thrill, blacks
Appliers – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – GUYS department location
Nathan (group offer at L$250) Omega Face Applier Steam (no hb)
Omega Body applier – trail Steam V 1

Bento Gesture – COBAIN on MP (must have Bento hands on)

Set:-
All by 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 – Starship Skybox – LI 58 – Footprint 21.2 by 33.7 by 9 metres
Animated Star field diorama, sliding doors open/close on touch, lights on/off
22769 – Spaceship Junkyard Debris Table – LI 4
22769 – Spaceship Junkyard Debris Chair – LI 4 – 12 original Poses

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Dream Boat

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Hope you’re all enjoying the Home & Garden Expo 2017!  The Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life® (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund raising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL – HERE

I thought today, we’d do a bit of fantasy with 3rd Eye Perceptions’ amazing Wind of Change Boat. This stunning piece also has the Paper Birds as a separate item and in the photo I’d actually added this to my avatar, along with the lamp.  After much fiddling with both those pieces, which are really dĂ©cor, I managed to get some good shots.  The boat has solo animations for ladies and gents.

 

I’m also showing the two Donation items from Jz for Men – board shorts and open shirt.  Jz is on Hope 7 and has some really nice mesh body compatible/standard sizing  apparel.

Later on, I went to Orcadi Island and met the hound who insisted on being in the photo. I don’t think the kitten was very happy about that!

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

3rd Eye Perceptions on Hope 4 (direct landmark)

Winds of Change Boat Lounge (basic)
Winds of Change Paper Birds

Duvet Day – Milan Lantern

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Nicehoon Langer at Tomato Park

JIAN Munchkin Kittens gacha :: Calico Held Kitten
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Details of avatar and apparel:-

Jz for Men on Hope 7 (direct landmark)

Denim Board Shorts – standard sizes XS – XL and mesh bodies for ADAM, AESTHETIC, SLINK and TMP
Jz for Men – Plain n Plaid Open Shirt – blue – standard sizes XS – XL

!!Smesh – sunglasses subway

Hair – Damselfly – Zain (non rigged) in dark browns HUD

7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega head applier – Devan Walnut v1 hairbase
7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega body applier – Walnut Trail V2 – GUYS department location

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

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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 🙂

Ragnar’s Sun Room

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I left Ragnar to style Duvet Day’s beautiful Sun Room and this is what he’d done, so if you are going “eeek!” which I’m sure some of you will, blame the Viking!

The Sun Room is available at the Cosmopolitan Event for another week, it’s stunning piece of work by designer, Benoit, who I learned the other day hails from Sweden. So nice to see that Second Life® is such an international creative platform.

 

Ragnar also broke out Raindale’s Southwell gacha, also at the current round of Cosmopolitan. It’s a gorgeous thing and well worth collecting. We didn’t show the Rare from that gacha which is billed as a Garden Hideaway. This is also a very nice piece and quite large so you’ll be able to fit plenty in.

 

The Swamp Animals from TLC Home Collection are suitably fierce and include mangrove snakes, monitor lizards and piranha that swim in pairs – all the better for attacks.  The large chap hanging around in the tree insisted on having snake plants to match – fortunately {what next} came up with some. You don’t want to annoy that snake!

Here’s Ragnar having his portrait done.

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

Swamp Animals and Habitat (greatly modified – I took it apart and copied large amounts of the vegetation – this does have a glass tank otherwise) – TLC Home Collection – now at ULTRA 1st Anniversary round.
TLC Monitor Lizard A and B – LI 2 each – animated
TLC Mangrove Snake Ground – LI 1
TLC Mangrove Tree Snake – LI 4 – animated
TLC Piranha Pair – LI 3 for the pair – swimming script

Raindale  – Southwell gacha – now at Cosmopolitan Event. These are all the Commons, the Rare is an amazing Garden Hideaway
Raindale ~ Southwell hanging daybed – LI 9 – 12 single poses and 6 couples poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair+cushion – LI 3 – 8 single poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair – LI 3 – poses as above
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder+lights – LI 4
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell ottoman – LI 2 – with 9 animations
Raindale ~ Southwell rug – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell teapot – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell cup – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell waffles – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell table – LI 1

Dream Tree – Felix Landscaping – LI 4 and I resized this upwards – Copy/Modify
Stone Cluster with ivy+Shadow – Felix Landscaping – LI 1 – Copy/Modify

*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – from Deco(c)rate March

{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} Snake Plant – *laughs* – what else with snakes!

Building is Sun Room by Duvet Day – LI 74 as rezzed which is huge – Copy/Modify – now at Cosmopolitan Event

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And what Ragnar was wearing:-
Look out for the fabulous group gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins!

Pieces from Gabriel Gladiator Gacha – black

Hair – Mirror Ragnar Hair – Brown – yes they made him a hair *laughs*

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Nathan group gift
GUYS department location

Wearing OMEGA body applier – Caramel and OMEGA face applier Nathan V2 hb Caramel
(gift contains body appliers in smooth, hairy and trail… face appliers 2 versions, each with and without hairbase.

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 🙂