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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 🙂

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 décor, 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 🙂

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 🙂

 

 

 

 

Stand out in the City!

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Here’s the second December release suit from Heth Haute Couture, which I promised to show you yesterday.  It’s called the “Brighton Men’s Suit” and has three colourways for the shirt – a dark green (which is the one I’m wearing) a rather nice maroon red and a more vibrant blue.

I really liked this tailored couture suit, it’s that bit different with the open necked shirt and you could wear quite long necklaces with it. There’s a single breasted open front jacket with silk shirt. This is matched up with a pair of black crepe slacks, wool socks and leather wingtip shoes. This is an elegant suit and when I put it together, I could see it would be useful well after the festive season.  The pack included 5 classic mesh sizes XS – XL. As my shape was slim, I was wearing the S size.

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These suits are only 199L$ each, 399L$ for all three in a Fatpack. So for very little money, you can have an attractive and elegant suit to party with!  Here’s the other two colours from HHC’s vendor photo – red and blue.

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Visit Heth Haute Couture at these locations and pick up your copy.

Heth Haute Couture @ ASCENDENT (Mainstore)

Heth Haute Couture @ Pure Luxury

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I’m wearing another one of the Advent Calendar skins from 7 Deadly s{K}ins, today. This is a system skin called “Ragna” and the tone is called Snow, 2 versions – with and without hairbase. You also get SLINK appliers for hands and feet. The “Unicorn” shape is included and as you can see, it all turns out rather Asian which makes a nice change.  You really needed a longer face than my usual one to show this skin off to it’s best advantage which is why I used the gift shape.

There’s a different variety of skins/appliers every day until 31st.  You do need to belong to the 7 Deadly s{K}ins group but you can join free for this month!  Whether you wear system or Mesh body/face – there’s something for everyone.

 

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Here’s a landmark to the 7 Deadly s{K}ins  gent’s department – go in the door and to the right,  you’ll find the Advent calendar tree on the wall at the back. Each day is designated by a miniature Christmas Tree, have your group on and simply click to receive the gift for that day.

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Heth Haute Couture – October Gifts

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Another month and another excellent set of gifts from Heth Haute Couture!  Do go and visit the store to pick these up, there are additional gifts for the ladies, here I’m showcasing the gent’s gifts.

The “Aiden Men’s Ensemble” is the group gift, you have to belong the the HHC group to receive this gift but as Heth brings out a group gift every month, it’s well worth the joining fee! And don’t forget, Heth won 2016 Designer of the Year Award at the 2016 SL Spirit Awards.

Aiden is a fun casual couture ensemble featuring a crew neck jersey top with pushed up sleeves, and designer jeans. The perfect ensemble for those relaxing days at home, out shopping, or visiting friends for a vintage film festival. Includes 5 standard mesh sizes with alpha layer. I was wearing the M size.

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I was thinking of the theatre when I put this outfit on, so searched around for a suitable place to take the photos and ended up at Holly Kai Park. It’s such an interesting sim, with art exhibits, places to sit down, a park to take a walk around and even a small beach. “Art at the Park” events are held here, too. I ended up in Silas Merlin’s Gallery. The bronze sculpture is called, “A Tough Story” and the picture you can see on the wall is part of a Dutch Master’s collection and is called, “Joker”, a pastel circa 1203. All these are purchasable.

Here, you can see the Aiden jeans from the reverse. Texturing is great and they really are designer jeans.

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Now for the non group gift, you don’t have to belong to the HHC group to receive this gift. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship, it’s a two piece brooch where you ‘add’ both pieces for the finished result. The “Royal Star Brooch” features marquise cut, brilliant cut, and pear cut diamonds set in platinum. It’s fully animated and easily resizable (no scripts). Just to be safe there’s an additional back-up copy. Makes an amazing impression when worn with a posh suit, don’t you think!

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Other items of apparel (all purchasable at the HHC mainstore):

HHC black diamond earring and watch from the Jean Paul Ensemble
HHC couture shades from the Alessio Men’s Suit

HHC Classic Full Dress Tails Outfit and Tailcoat

 

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Visit Heth Haute Couture Mainstore and pick up your gifts

Cheers, m’dears 🙂