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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 🙂

 

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 🙂

 

 

 

 

Richard’s an original!

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I’m proud to present Heth Haute Couture‘s first original Mesh suit, it’s called the “Richard Men’s Suit”.  Available in 4 colourways – black, maroon, royal and emerald.

This is a couture suit with a slim fit jacket which cradles the neck in a close grown on collar. It has an open front that shows the 5 button waistcoat underneath and the crisp, white shirt.  Matching pants show the details with shadow creases and they fit just nicely over the included wingtip leather shoes and sock inserts.

There’s a choice of either long or bow ties in gold to match the buttons. Or wear just the white shirt with one gold button showing, that looks equally good.

The royal version is the only colourway with a patterned waistcoat, and this was my favourite.  A close second was the maroon version. I’m a record shop here on the Long Journey sim, a place with so many shops, cafeterias and stores with superb landscaping slotted into a small space, you won’t believe it. You can see the pocket detail here, the flaps are 3D and lift off the jacket surface in a natural manner.

I’m wearing the emerald version here in one of the little garden areas at the back of the cafe pictures. The jacket and pants are separate so you can mix n match.  I tried the royal jacket with the black pants and it looked good.  You’d have to purchase the 2 sets, though. Both jacket and pants have 5 sizes – XS to XL.  I was wearing the L size jacket over the M size pants.

This is the black version, and I finish up the afternoon in a Chinese restaurant where I’m meeting… whom?  I leave that up to you to guess!

Jewelry was also by Heth Haute Couture as follows:

Couture glasses from the Alessio set, Calla Lily from The Grooms Collection, Black Diamond earring from the Jean Paul Ensemble, Marduk Men’s Ring and  Quinn Men’s Ring.

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I was also wearing the Devan Smoked HB V1 face applier from 7 Deadly s{K}ins. It’s OMEGA so you can apply it to a number of Mesh heads – this is the Daniel Bento by CATWA. Pick up the Devan face applier pack at the guy’s department of 7 Deadly s{K}ins.

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Pick up your copy of the Richard Men’s Suit at:-

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

A Valentine from Africa?

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At last I got the CATWA Daniel Bento head!  So far, it’s been a breeze. Here, I used the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Jager applier (January’s Group Gift) and fiddled around with the shape a bit. I can see it’s going to take a lot more fiddling before the Bento head looks anywhere near my system shape head but I think it’ll be worth it. I’ll post more in detail on Daniel, as I’ve only got a very basic understanding of it at the moment.

What I really wanted to tell you about is that  7 Deadly s{K}ins are going to have a Valentine ADVENT Event in February, so join the group now as it won’t be free to join during the event! From 1st until 14th, every day there’ll be a new group gift to collect. By the time the Event is done, ladies will have accumulated over 11K worth of items including a Maitreya body applier fatpack. Now what about the gents, I hear you say. Well, I asked designer Izara if there would be male items she said that it would be a surprise! She is just not letting on but I am sure there will be!

Here’s a close-up photograph of the Jager applier on Daniel face. I was at the Devin 2 sim where the owners have built a wonderful safari type scene which is open to the public for photography and relaxing. You have to teleport up from the ground to get to the platform, look out for signposts.

 

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Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore, Guy’s Department

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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 🙂