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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a bit of an arty photoshoot so here’s the actual colour of the 7 Deadly s[K]ins EARTH group gift and you’ll see it was originally made to fit the CATWA Stanley Bento mesh head so you’ll only get that effect in the picture on Stanley.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:-

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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– EARTH group gift for July – two face appliers, one clean and one beard, and body applier – Smooth Caramel tone (originally made for CATWA Stanley)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 🙂

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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 🙂

Secrets of Arabia

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“I was running at the speed of life
Through morning’s thoughts and fantasies
Then I saw your eyes
at the cross fades
Secret secrets never seen
Secret secrets ever green” ~ David Bowie ~

If you haven’t been to We ❤ Roleplay this month, do go along and check out all the wares. It’s a really good round – especially the Assassins Collection by 22769 ~ [Bauwerk].  I’m using a couple of items from the set – the tent and rug, and a couple more from the decoration pack – hanging rug and fireplace.  I set these out on the building platform and that song by the late, great Bowie came to mind!  I’m not quite sure what the secrets he’s singing about actually are unless it’s something to do with the gay underground there but anyways, fantastic set, fantastic song 🙂

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After a multitude of fiddling sessions, this is my final Bento Daniel shape. What do you think of it, because I’m fiddled out right now!  Be kind! *laughs*

I have Ivar face applier in the Earth tone on and the same for the Adam Mesh body.  Which reminds me, have you heard about the 7 Deadly s{K}ins  Mr & Miss Sinner Contest?  There’s a couple of bowls in each department, drop your application into there. Then you’re in the running to win every skin give to the Skins Bloggers for a year PLUS 1000L gift card PLUS you’ll get access to the new Event skins before they are even released. Wonderful!

“Today we will placing contest entering bowls 1 male 1 female
When the bowl is filled we will draw a possible contest winner from it. We will repeat this till March 10th and all the drawn winners will be asked to enter their names into the 2 final contest bowls at a private location.

The final 2 winners will be drawn from the bowls and announced in the store group.

And they are the new mister and miss sinner for a year.”

 

What’s on Moz:

7 Deadly s{K}ins Ivar bento face applier – OMEGA on CATWA Bento Daniel
7 Deadly s{K}ins Ivar body applier – Earth trail – OMEGA on ADAM Mesh Body
CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD
Shape – Moz

No.Match Hair – No.Crime – Browns

Tattoo – SuPerBia – OMEGA Wings of Redemption – daft price 10L on MP
Apparel – all from .::Gabriel::. Heavenly Warrior Gacha
Try Marketplace for Resellers
Home & Garden:

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Assassins Tent in White
each LI 30 – 7,9 x 4,7 x 5,0 meters – Oil lamps inside Flame/Intensity on touch
Assassins Tent Rug – 16 single sit animations up to 2 Avatars – LI 7 – 5,1 x 3,9 x 0,9 meters
Assassins Tent Decoration Pack contains:
Hanging Rug – LI 3
Fireplace – LI 4 – Fire/Intensity on touch

Presently at We ❤ Roleplay to February 28th

Storax Tree – Morocco Sword Displays As – LI 13

Etruscan Pottery Pitcher – La Galleria

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Saint or Sinner?

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7 Deadly s{K}ins are having a great Halloween Hunt at the mainstore!  It’s called the Witch Hunt and the top prize for the gents is the “Juro” mesh face applier. Such a great gift and well worth trying to find all the 13 clues and gifts along the way.

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A curse has been placed on the lands of Valyria, causing a thick fog to descend. A local convent of Valyrian witches seeking revenge for the murders of their sisters is to blame.

Your help is needed in finding the witch that has placed the curse!

In 13 locations from the main store of 7 Deadly s{K}ins to the garden on the grounds you will find hints to locate 13 witches. Once all 13 are found it will spell out the location of the final witch from whom the curse was made.

At each location you will find a prize for your Witch Hunting, find all 13 and you will score the main prize. Keep your eyes peeled for the bones of a sacrificed peasant that the witches murdered to increase their power. Each bone will lead you to the next.

Start at the gallows and collect a HUD. Attach the HUD and click on the small skull on top of the HUD giver and there will be your first hunt hint. You are looking for bones. Inside each bone you will find a prize and the next hint to the next bone. When you have found all of the skeleton you will automatically be delivered the main prize. During the hunt you can detach the HUD at any time and resume your hunt when your ready the HUD will save your found bones.

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Juro contains 12 OMEGA face appliers based on CATWA in 3 skin tones and I was wearing the Cotton tone (the others are Drow and Stone).  You get clean, clean with hairbase, beard with hairbase. Also included are SLINK appliers for hands and feet.  It’s a very engaging, handsome skin.

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Here’s what I was wearing –

CATWA Paul Mesh Head with Animations HUD

CATWA Mesh Eyes

Adam Mesh Body

No_Match hair – No_Perfection in Coffee 3

Harness and shoulder decoration from Vero Modero – Ramsa Set

 

Saint or Sinner?  Make up your own mind!

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore

 

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Broody in 18th Century Cornwall

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“When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~ William Blake ~

A bit of an arty photo to illustrate the new hair by No.Match, which is available at the current round of Cosmopolitan and an amazing themed art sim called, “The Gates of Melancholy”.

“No.Warning” is a gorgeous unisex hairstyle (try the demo first) that comes in all of No.Match’s colours; it flows over the shoulders and has a goodly amount at the back. Makes you look like you’ve got masses of hair just about under control! I really like it and have styled it kind of Poldark, a broody drama on UK television set in 18th century Cornwall. In fact, the setting would be just about right for the west country, too.

Other items of apparel:

Knight’s Set by ::GABRIEL::  (parts of a gacha but you can easily collect it on MP in the gacha resellers)

Man Trybal Necklace by *Phoebe* – a long time and underrated designer, go and have a look

Back to the sim which has been created by shelly70. It is based on and inspired by the life and works of the famous American painter Andrew Wyeth,  a visual artist who was primarily a realist painter. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. The Gates of Melancholy attempts to emulate and elicit the feel of the watercolour paintings of Mr Wyeth.  You’ll find spots throughout the sim where you can experience recreations of some of his paintings and you can pose, take pictures and create your own art work as you like it. I found it atmospheric and was already forming stories in my mind as I looked around.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

HHC – Jean Paul Ensemble & Alessio Men’s Suit

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HHC - Jean Paul Ensemble 1

 

If you love to go out and dance of an evening and you want to make a statement, then this could be the outfit for you! From Heth Haute Couture, it’s the “Jean Paul Ensemble”.

Lots of items in this set, including Oxford shoes and a set of matching jewelry. The apparel is composed of a  relaxed-fit blazer detailed with a music print silk jacket, a neon DJ tee, and matching crepe slacks. Now there’s no fiddling with these – they are one Mesh item that you just click and add, and worn with the alpha – it’s a matter of a few clicks to look good. Apparel has standard sizing which is generous so it will fit a lot of shapes – XS – XL – and I only needed the size S. It’s well worth getting a DEMO to see the possibilities because it may even fit the larger mesh bodies.

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I love these Oxfords!  They have a hi-shine effect and are easy to wear. Also included are filler prim socks that do away with the need to hide the shoes under the slacks cuffs because who’d want to do that? I can foresee these little fillers being useful with a lot of shoes and pants cuff issues.

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Here’s all the jewelry. There are resizers on most of it and the black diamonds are animated for extra enhancement. The watch is on SL time, so you can check if you’re late or not!

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Later on, I went to the The Vordun Museum and Gallery, a wonderful interactive experience by Jake Vordun,  which features the use of experience keys. Visitors can get a real life feeling of being at a museum. One of the current three exhibits was all about the Titanic – fascinating!

The Vordun Museum and Gallery

 

I stood by a photograph of the main ballroom to show off this suit. It’s the “Alessio Men’s Suit” and I wanted a monochrome background to show it off.

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This is a stunning suit and one of my favourites by HCC. It’s a contemporary, sleek style which you can wear a variety of hair lengths with as you wish.  This is fine couture at its best, Alessio features a heavily embroidered couture fabric in a bold fade design.

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The pants include a black leather belt and there are matching dress shoes, glasses and sunglasses all included. Standard sizing XS – XL and I chose a size M.

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Other items in these pictures – No_Match hairs, the shorter sassy style is No_Way and the longer style is No_End

 

Visit HHC mainstore to collect your copies of these must have outfits!

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂