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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a bit of an arty photoshoot so here’s the actual colour of the 7 Deadly s[K]ins EARTH group gift and you’ll see it was originally made to fit the CATWA Stanley Bento mesh head so you’ll only get that effect in the picture on Stanley.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– EARTH group gift for July – two face appliers, one clean and one beard, and body applier – Smooth Caramel tone (originally made for CATWA Stanley)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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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 🙂

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 🙂

 

 

 

 

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 🙂