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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 🙂

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 🙂

Stairway to Heaven

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This stunning Baroque Terrace from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has been in my Inventory for a while because I couldn’t do anything near to the beautiful posts my fellow bloggers have been doing, but this morning I got some inspiration. Having rezzed the terrace on my building platform yet again, I looked at the large amount of steps in the build that amounted to a veritable white stairway rising up to the sky… Stairway to Heaven!  Back down to the garden, I cleared everything off the lake, rezzed a white backdrop and it all started to make sense.

The terrace contains the statues and an oval platform at the top surrounded by a balustrade and another set of steps down the other side.  Some topiary bushes in pots are included at the sides.  I placed the Baroque Gazebo on the top platform and a little rock waterfall by Felix landscaping within it.  As you can see from the welcoming angel, it’s quite a large piece and would be suitable for grand gardens, parks and any public space where you wanted to make an architectural statement.

Here’s what I used:-

These are available at the I ❤ Roleplay Event, which runs until the end of the month.  All beautiful original Mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

22769 – Baroque Gazebo – LI 47
22769 – Topiary Cone – LI 3
22769 – Topiary Cube – LI 2
22769 – Baroque Terrace – LI 104

1 Prim Mesh Waterfall – Copy/Modify – Landscaping by Felix
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HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – Cluster 1 – White
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – LilyPad Base Plate – Large

TLC Home Collection –  Swan, Adult (and you saw him in the Swanery post)
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunnies – Sakura – this is a set, not a gacha, and it’s available at the BLOOM Event which runs to the end of the month.

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Here’s the angel (and being this angelic can’t last) in close-up.  The angelic face and body appliers are by 7 Deadly s{K}ins and you’ll find them in the guy’s section, ground floor.

 

Here’s what I was wearing: –

*IW* Angel of Peace Dove – Fantasy China

Bare Rose – Bento Wings and Meleager White Toga  – Bare Rose is a cracking designer of all sorts of apparel including fantasy, excellently made designs at very reasonable prices.  Check out the MP link and then go and visit!
ADAM Mesh Body – and CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Head worn with
7 Deadly s{K}ins  OMEGA head applier – JUDAS tone Cotton and  OMEGA Men’s body applier – Smooth Cotton
pearly nails from ADAM Mesh Body – HUD

Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears
No.Match hair – No.Horizon – blondes HUD – a versatile hair indeed

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Of times to come

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“Then shall the realm of Albion
Come to great confusion.
Then comes the time, who lives to see ’t,
That going shall be used with feet.
This prophecy Merlin shall make, for I live before his time.”
~ King Lear Act 3, Scene 2 ~
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I always liked this quote from King Lear. Albion is the ancient word for England and Shakespeare often left prophesies in his work under the guise of fiction.  There are various interpretations but it does speak of a future time, I’ll leave it to you to wonder.
The picture turned out rather atmospherically for once, so it required a mysterious quote!
I was using the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Crowley system skin in Drow tone (there are masses of Mesh body and head appliers in this set, too, but for those of you who prefer system, then these are ace).  It’s all to tell you about the 7 Deadly s{K}ins sale which is on now and runs to February 26th.  It’s a massive instore sale with 40% off all items.  Caspervend items will automatically refund at the point of sale and for items not on the Caspervend send in your transaction history to get the 40% refund.  Also, there’s 14 more days where the Group join up is only 14 L$.  Can’t be bad!
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Other apparel:-
My favourite necklace at present lol – by Real Evil Industries, this is the Eagle necklace which has many texture change options and won’t break the bank.
Crown – from the Heth Haute Couture set – Myrddin
Hair – No.Match – No.Horizon – Blondes pack
Suki’s Silks & Fashions – Winter Storm Pants
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Home & Garden pieces:-
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Destroyed Pillar – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Destroyed House – RARE
These are from a very useful gacha “Ghost Town” which is on at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, this quarterly Event runs until March 7th. I only used a couple of pieces to get a really good backdrop. Worth collecting!
TLC Home Collection – Osprey – who originally arrives with a perch, but as he’s modifiable, I took him off the perch. I use him a lot just like this.
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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Holding back the Years

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When I first saw this fabulous cap and hair by no.match, I was reminded of an ancient (to some of you) song by Simply Red (1985).  The lead singer was much into wearing caps and my partner Arrchie describes the style as “bad boy with a bit of good in him”. I like it!

Anways, I’d been waiting ages for the right skin to come along and lo and behold there was one waiting for me at the 7 Deadly s{K}ins new set of gacha in the guy’s department. The Lars system skin gacha looked very good so I put my 50L in and got the Lars #5.  The skin is a mid tone with freckles and slight beard shadow, it suits the cap and hair so well.

So what to put with it?  I’d been making an Art Deco scene recently (will be on the next post) and because the furniture required me to at least do one pose, I went to see about casual male fashion in the 1930s.  Apparently, the Duke of Windsor started off the casual look with canvas slacks and tucked into the waist sports shirts, at least he made it popular in the UK and Europe. Otherwise, it was suits and shirts as usual. Some Hollywood film stars also contributed to a more relaxed casual style for men at that time.  Flat caps were worn and also, would you believe it, tank tops!  And I thought they came out in the 1970s but they were a revival of an older style.

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I updated the look with an over-the-waist shirt by Cold Ash and an eagle necklace by RE Industries.  The Zeed watch followed the vintage style rather well, I thought.

Here’s the apparel in detail with direct MP links where I can find them:

Cold Ash – Westbrook Shirt with colour HUD

Duh! – Tassel Loafers (on system feet) dollarbie on MP

RE Industries – Eagle Necklace with texture HUD

Blank Line – Role up canvas Jeans

no.match – Cap Hair with colour HUD – mainstore

Zoom – Zeed watch with texture HUD
for Swagbag Sept 2016

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Visit the Guy’s Department at 7 Deadly s{K}ins and try your luck on the Lars gacha!

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂