Archive | June 2, 2012

The Spice must flow

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Warning! This post is a complete cultural mishmash. On the other hand – the whole grid is a cultural melange, so if I mix things from different regions and cultures in one post it can not be wrong, right? Right!

Yesterday the Silk Road Hunt started – and if you are looking for something unique and not western european: this is definitely the right one for you. Also there is one thing I truly adore about this hunt. It is not only about clothing but also about furniture, buildings and gadgets. The theme of the hunt is the ancient Silk Road – the trading routes that connected East, West and South Asia with Europe. And of course you can find many asian inspired gifts in this one.

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I will show you some of the goodies I found so far. Like these adorable prob from *Kismet*. It is called “The Spice Trader” and contains a lot of different Spice Bags and Bowls. The texturing of these is just outstanding with such a love for detail that it is mindblowing. You literally can smell the different spices when you unpack the gift. The Kurta is from 22769 ~ casual couture and is also a gift in the hunt. And lately the guys from 22769 work a lot with mesh and the mesh standard sizing for men. The Kurta itself is of course rigged mesh and beautiful textured. And if you do not feel comfortable with standard sizing (because it is pretty new for us guys) you should check out the gifts at 22769 to become a bit more familiar with it. While I was there I also bought these white cotton capri pants after trying some demos.

The skin and the hair are also gifts. Not in the Silk Road Hunt tho. The skin is the current groupgift from Filthy – and you better join the grouip NOW since it is free to join til June, 8th. I chose the dark tan to at least look a bit indian. And the hair is the 2nd Anniversary Groupgift from Dura which was released yesterday. And like all Dura hair it is extremely well done. Honestly – nearly noone can make guys curly hair as good as Dura. So get this gift!

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Talking bout gifts and coming back to the Silk Road: I told you about buildings you can get in the hunt already. And now look at this! Simply stunning. And once again I am speechless about the creativity and dedication of the designers in second life. The  Round House Folly Foundations from Fort Weka has (unfurnished) 82 Prims and is – well as you can tell – rather big. Again not your usual skybox or prefab, but wonderful made. And the first picture in this post is a picture I took inside the build. I guess you can see the wonderful texturing. In other words: one of the best hunt gifts ever.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – The 2nd year Anniversary hair (Wood Bark)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DURA!

Skin: Filthy June Group Gift Lucaz – Dark Tan – Shaved (Free to join til 8th June)

Kurta: 22769 ~ casual couture Kurta violet (mesh – standard sizing) (SRH3)

Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture cotton capri trousers white (mesh – standard sizing)

Prob: Kismet – The Spice Trader (SRH3)

Prefab: Fort Weka – The Round House Folly Foundations 82 Prims (SRH3)

Summerish Weekend

for items credits please see below

Happy weekend sweets,

today I’m writing while I have my first coffee of the day. And, the weather outside has made me look for something summerish and colorful. So, I picked today a fantastic outfit from ColdLogic.  The romper in the color tangerine/pink is one of their new releases. This cute styled mesh dress comes in standard and is available in many different color combinations.

please see below for credit of used item

I have told you so much about this  astonishing dress. But, also my shoes are more than awesome today. The Desire Ankle Boots in Baby Pink are the Mesh Around 2012 gift from Gos.   The shoes come in standard sized rigged version and as attachable version.  After a more detailed picture of this great boots, you will find the credits of todays items.

for credits please see below

Credits for todays look:

Sunglasses:
Maitreya Mainstore  – Jackie O Sunglasses [previously available at myAttic]

Dress:
ColdLogic – romper – rae.tangerine/pink  [new release | 250L$ per color/1000L$ fatpack]

Shoes:
Gos – Desire Ankle Boots in Baby Pink [available as Mesh Around 2012 Gift]

Pose:
Gift of a friend [not for sale]