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Rock of Ages

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The new round of L’Accessoires has some surprises: first of all a new location – so better update your landmarks. L’Accessoires in February has also a lot of items that are for boys or at least pretty unisex. So you have no excuse anymore to spare this event. A few are shown here:

Starting with the fabulous necklace: the Sascha Uomo Necklace from Zibska is wonderful crafted and splendid on details. And same goes with the Divinity Headpiece from Glam Affair that comes in 8 different styles. Might be a little bit extravagant and glam rock-ish, but hey, this is SL. And it is the perfect piece for a unique look. Also the sunglasses are from L’Accessoire: They come from MONS and are available at the venue in 4 different colors.

The skin is the new “Bennet” Skin from FRUK. The style “Rock of Ages” is an offer right now at the current Mens Dept. and it comes with hairbase- and bodyhair-tattoo.

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List of stuff:

Skin: FRUK – Bennet “Rock of Ages” (for the Mens Dept.)

Hair: Dura – Dura-Boy*12 (black)

Headpiece: Glam Affair – Divinity (for L’Accessoires)

Shades: MONS – Rounded Sunglasses black (for L’Accessoires)

Necklace: Zibska – Sascha Uomo (for L’Accessoires)

Basalt

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I am way late to show you some goodies from the Mens Dept and other locations. When it rains it pours – so people say: after the problems with my internet I faced some RL personal trouble that kept me away from blogging for far too long. But well – I am back (again) and here we go:

The Mens Dept February Round has some gems for you to get for a bargain. And as always you find at the venue a mix from clothing to furniture. Spotlight on the Shell Chair from [HANDverk]. Like everything from [HANDverk] the chair is a modern classic piece you just do not want to miss. It is breathing a certain 60ies/70ies style and the simplicity of the chair is marvellous. The chair comes with 7 animations and is available in black and in red. The shirt I am wearing is one of the items from 22769 ~ casual couture. The doubletee Pi is a layered shirt – or in other words: a tee over a longsleeve. It looks kinda indie/skater to me and is definitely a keeper. There are two other shirts to find at the venue also. And also the necklace comes from the current Mens Dept. It is from KOSH and it is called Pivot Necklace. The necklace comes in 3 different styles and there are also matching rings.

Dura released a new hair two days ago. Boy*41 is a more modern cut with shaved neck – so you need a hairbase for this one. The skin I am wearing is from the Body Co. Sale at The Warehouse.

And finally – the skybox: The prefab is one of the new releases from GARDEN OF DREAMS. The “Showcase Set” contains – amongst 3 other scenes – this one called Basalt. I absolutely love the minimalism in this one. And in my opinion it works also brilliant as a small shop. The set is full mesh and has a Landimpact of 12 – so it definitely is a fantastic shell for everything you can imagine.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – Dura-Boy*41 (black)

Skin: The Body Co – Fox (light) (at The Warehouse)

Necklace: KOSH – Pivot Necklace (B) (for the Mens Dept.)

Shirt: 22769 ~ casual couture – Doubletee Pi (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: Razorblade Jacket – Hoon Faded Cords

Sneaker: [ JP ]dsg. – Sneaker Ventura

Chair: [HANDverk] – Shell Chair Black (Pre-Release for the Mens Dept.)

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Showcase Set Basalt (mesh | LI 12)

Uriel

Uriel 1I just came back from the holidays and found the new groupgift skin from Reila Skins that I definitely wanted to show you guys: the NOAH skin (Xmas special edition) is a brilliant skin and it is not just the usual skin you can get. The white beard and brows and hairbase just makes it the perfect skin for a unique look and it definitely is brilliant for roleplay. Since the skin is rather fair I wanted to create an angelic look with it. And here comes my nostalgic noob moment: I guess everyone once had this moment as noob when he found some freebie angel wings and stumbled across the grid with these wings for at least a day or two. And yeah – I also was one of them. And I thought I was so fancy with my grey boy next door jumper, the denims and these wings. Times have changed thank god.

So for my Uriel look I decided to wear the Kirins Poem Jewellery from Finesmith (necklace and tiara – also included in the set is a ring that is not shown here). Now all I needed was some wings and I found them as groupgift in a particle shop called Festiva. I must admit that I am kind of snobish about particles because I really dislike poofers and stuff like this. Festiva on the other hand has particles that are kind of out of this world. The creations of Kosamu Oh are a brilliant example of what you actually can do with particles. So if you are looking for effects – may it be as avatar attachment (like the wings) or as rez object – I highly recommend a hop to the shop.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – The 2nd year Anniversary hair (Platinum)

Skin: Reila Skins – Noah Xmas Special (Groupgift)

Feet: SLink – Mens Natural Barefeet

Jewellery: Finesmith Jewellery – Kirins Poem

Wings: FESTIVA – Bird (white) (Groupgift)

Noel

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If you are looking for cute winter and christmas things in secondlife obviously now is the right time. Creators have again outdone themselfes this year to bring some really fine products for your avatar and for your homes to the grid. And there are many places where you can get that certain x-mas-feeling – even for a bargain. So since the month is a few days old your first stop definitely should be the Mens Dept. I got myself – again – new eyes there. This time from Poetic Colors who also offer a selection of winter colored eyes. Today I am wearing the icicle ones. The nordic jumper I am wearing is from bleak – it is available in different styles and as you can see in the pictures it looks way real.

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Another brilliant find in the December Mens Dept. is the rather taxidermic Antler Christmas Tree from Cheeky Pea. It definitely is outstanding and lovely made and way special. Also the carton box deer head over the chimney is from the Mens Dept. and comes from [HANDverk] (available in two different styles). I have to say that I cheated a bit by adding the festive bow from the “12 Days of Christmas” Calendar from Trompe Loeil underneath it. And to sum the Mens Dept. up: todays house is also from the Mens Dept. and comes from Deco. The Port Richmond Skyloft has an unbeatable quality and gives you enough room for decorating and furnishing. And the denims are the item from [AB]

If you are looking for christmas or winter stuff the “Relay For Life Christmas Expo” is definitely worth a visit. Not only the fairground is lovely build but you also can find some wonderful stuff there also. I got myself the “Festive Chandelier” from Hanaya which is way cute. You can change the color of the ornaments by mouseclick – also it has three different light functions. The silverish wreath is again a gift from the “12 Days of Christmas” Calendar and so is the Noel Blocks at the chimney. Nearly everything else I used comes from the adorable Christmas Calendar from BoatHouse and I really have to say that the Fireplace Tools are my favorite kind of decorative pieces because it is lovely made and just gives the certain extra to the sl homes with fireplace (and we all know – there are a lot of them).

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List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – Dura-Boy 07 (black)

Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Gen 4 – icicles (for the Mens Dept.)

Jumper: bleak – Nordic Sweater Slate (for the Mens Dept.)

Denims: [AB] – Mark Jeans Straight Dark Blue (for the Mens Dept.)

Shoes: Adjunct – Jacob’s Ladder Boots Crude Oil Black

Christmas Tree: :CP: – Antler Christmas Tree (for the Mens Dept.)

Deer Head: [HANDverk] – Reindeer Head Holiday White (for the Mens Dept.)

Chandelier: ~Hanaya~ – Festive Chandelier (for the “Relay For Life Christmas Expo”)

Wrath, Bow and Noel Blocks: Trompe Loeil – 12 Days of Christmas (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)

Bench, Coffee Table, Tea-Set, add. Decorations: BoatHouse – Boathouse Advent Calendar Items

Skybox: [DECO] – The Port Richmond Skyloft (for the Mens Dept.)

Cozy

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First I have to warn you: this is going to be a long post with a lot of pictures. But I hope you find it somewhat useful. I came to the idea with this post after my friends, who generously allow me to build my sets on their sim, have been looking for some decorative winter and christmas stuff. And well – since the winter season is about to begin in second life and I received some questions also where to buy what for decorating the house, store or sim I thought it would be easier to make a blogpost about it.
The pictures have been taken in the adorable Noelle Chalet from Scarlet Creative. I found the prefab on the marketplace and you can get it there for the steal of 200 L$. Not only that the house is extremely lovely textured and done – it also comes with a basic set of furniture all inclusive. For a SL single like me it is the perfect winter house that already sets you in the right pre-x-mas-mood. The next thing I strongly recommend are two hunts going on right now: The Great Outdoor Hunt and the Silverlining Hunt. Both hunts are not free – the Great Outdoor Hunt charges 45 L$ per huntitem and the Silverlining Hunt 5L$ – but it is definitely worth it! My computer in above picture is the Silverlining Huntprice from SFW Industries and the console and the picture frame is the Bertram Set from estatica from the same hunt. The frame comes blank – you can put your own image in it like I did.

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If you are looking for themed furniture and decoration one of my first adresses is LISP Bazaar. LISP have many offers on the marketplace and also a huge amount of highly decorative items for a budget price. I got myself the Winter Room Whole Set in a Box that contains so much adorable stuff like the x-mas stockings on my chimney and the cute Snowflake Tag Chair. The Log Basket with Axe just matches perfectly the DIGS Huntgift for the Great Outdoor Hunt: the Nature’s Way Log Store.
The Silver Kitchen Shelf comes from Pestique Furniture and is their share for the Silverlining Hunt. And the Artwork above the chimney is from Felipe Bedoya and is called Dios. You can get it for free at the LND Gallery and Hangout.

List of stuff:
Dinnertable and Chairs: Scarlet Creative – Adler Dining Table (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Computer: SFW Industries - Flatscreen Monitor and Keyboard (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Console and Pictureframe: estatica – Bertram Set (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Chair: LISP Bazaar – Snowflake Tag Chair
X-Mas Stockings: LISP Bazaar – Stockings Blue
Log Store: DIGS – Nature’s Way Mini Set (The RLM Great Outdoor Hunt)
Log Basket: LISP Bazaar –Burlap Bag of Logs
Shelf: Pestique Furniture – Kitchen Shelf Silver (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Art: LND Gallery and Hangout – Felipe Bedoya: Dios (free)

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If you decorate for winter or even for christmas obviously it is all about the light. And this is kind of a tricky issue in second life to be honest. Lamps often can be way too bright and even art often comes with a own lighting, that radiates way too much. Most of the times the items you purchase are mod – and it is a good idea, for a special cozy look and feel, to lower the brightness or even the light radiation by yourself.

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I love to mix and match vintage furniture with rather modern pieces. I had a discussion with a friend a few days ago about this. And the true and simple fact is: nothing gives a room or a house more personality then a healthy mixture of styles. Because we all are not living in a furniture catalogue in RL also, right? We all have pieces with history like a rug or a sofa or even a bed and buy eventually some new stuff to mix and match it with what we already have. If you are going for a comfi look of your home in SL I only can suggest that you keep that in mind. If you buy everything new and all at once you maybe archive a nice look, but it appears cold. At least that is the experience I made with decorating SL homes.

I kept that in mind when I created my two comfort zones. In the upper part of the picture I combined the Anna Sofa from LISP with the weekend lounge from BoatHouse. The drapes, the lamp and the String Lights in the window are also from LISP. And the side table is from the Haarlem Deco Set from POST.
The lower part of the picture has the two ball chairs that come with the purchase of the Noelle Chalet. The supercute fireplace is the Silverlining Huntgift from L&K Prefabs. The coffee table and also the gingerbread on it with the hot chocolate are again from LISP.
Again I want to point you also to the Gallery Gift Shop, my favorite shopping event within second life. You can not get somewhere else state of the art artworks for your walls. Of course the Gallery Gift Shop is not only about art but also about fashion and accessory and many things more – but when it comes to decorating you just must at least have a look there.

List of stuff:
Lighttree: ICONIC – Light Tree
Artwork (on floor): Chiana Oh – AM Radio’s Train (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Sofa left: BoatHouse – Weekend Lounge
Sofa right: LISP Bazaar –Anna Sofa (with texture changer)
Sidetable: POST – Haarlem Deco Coffee Table
Lamp: LISP Bazaar –Frost Floor Lamp
Rug: Scarlet Creative – Adler Rug (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Drapes: LISP Bazaar –Beatrice Heavy Drapes (with texture changer)
Windowdecoration: LISP Bazaar –String Lights 5
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Fields of Frost (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Ballchairs: Scarlet Creative – Retro Bubble Chairs (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Fireplace: L&K Prefabs – Old Fireplace (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Coffee Table: LISP Bazaar –Tile Coffee Table White
Food: LISP Bazaar –Gingerbread Chocolate
Rug: LISP Bazaar –Warm Tartan Rug

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Trompe Loeil just released a huge set of holiday decorations and they are in one word adorable. I already told you that I love these stars Cory Edo made as lamps. Now they are also available as ground floor decoration and I can assure you that no home within SL will have them not lying around in one corner at christmas. They are fantastic! Trompe Loeil also made this decorative sleigh in many different colors and it is just way cute.

Another cute find is the “Starry Night” Deco set from [CIRCA] which is indeed again a huntgift in the Silverlining Hunt. And you get so much in this one. The mirror, the side table and the silver tree. And now it shows that the theme of the monochrome silverlining hunt is perfect for the season – because it just can not get more winterish then that. The propped up wall sled is again a find at LISP – and again: check the marketplace-store of LISP for higly decorative holiday things!

List of stuff:
Sideboard: LISP Bazaar –Snowfrost Heart Console (decoration also comes from LISP)
Sleigh: Trompe Loeil – Decorative Sleigh White
Stars: Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Silver/White
Side Table, Mirror and Silver Tree: CIRCA – “Starry Night” Deco Set (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Wall Sled: LISP Bazaar –Propped Up Wall Sled with scarf

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The bedroom is more or less the interior that came with the Noelle Chalet. However – I brought some personal touch in it with the supernerdy Space Invaders Wall Art from BRENO. I love retro and obviously I love computer games (otherwise I would not spend ages to write blogposts about a virtual enviroment) and the wall art is just so me. On the wall you can see the Casting Dresser from DIGS. And like the Wall Art it is also a gift in the Silverlining Hunt. So I guess you get a picture now, why you must do this hunt, when you want to decorate your home in winter style.

Decorating a home is one thing. Decorating a sim is a complete different story. Most trees and plants come no copy which is understandable from the creators point of view. Nevertheless – if you have a whole sim or parcel to decorate you can literally spend a fortune on plants and rocks and neat outdoor stuff. No doubt: it IS expensive. If you read my blogposts for some time you know that I am a fanboy of Garden Of Dreams since the creator Kayle Matzerath is putting so much love for detail in them. Another point is: the dreamscenes (and also the permanent skyboxes that come with every dreamscene) are copy and mod. For this post I took the Winter Cabin Dreamscene and took all plants, gras, rocks and mountains out of it to decorate the surrounding of the chalet. I will be honest: I did not decorate on the ground but on a 60×60 meter prim. But what works high up in the air works on the ground also. And if you want to decorate a parcel or a sim you should check out the dreamscenes from GOD since you will safe money on the long run. Garden Of Dreams just released also some mesh trees. You can see a few in the pictures below, but I will make a proper post about them soon. And while we are talking about it: GOD also has currently a christmas sale with winter/Christmas stuff. So there are many reasons to check the store out.

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List of stuff:
Bed and Lamp: Scarlet Creative – Noelle Modern Bed and Adler Lamp 1 (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Wall Art: BRENO – Attack of the Space Invaders (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Dresser: DIGS – Casting Dresser (for the Silverlining Hunt)

Prefab: Scarlet Creative – Noelle Chalet Furnished
Enviroment: Garden of Dreams – parts used from “The Winter Cabin” And new Mesh Winter Trees

What I am wearing:
Hair: Dura – Dura Boy 24 (Black)
Skin: KENTO – Preston T2
Antlers: +Half Deer+ – Fawn Antlers (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Jumper: [LWL] – Deconstructed Jumper (Oatmeal Cross)
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Slim Cut Leather Pants Brown (for Around The World)
Shoes: Adjunct – Jacob’s Ladder Boots Crude Oil Black

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