Archive | November 2012

Let it Snow

For item credits, plese see below the blogpost

Hello my Sweets!

Today is my first blogpost about the upcoming With Love Hunt ❤ organised by CHIC Managment in Second Life. And this hunt is full of gorgeous gifts. The With Love Hunt ❤ is a special way from the creators to say “Thank you” for the support of their customers throughout the past year.  Each Huntitem will cost you 10L$, but all of them are worth much more than this little amount of Linden Dollars.

For my first blogpost from a series of covering this event, I used the Essences Saga Skin, and the wonderful Paris Black Diamond Necklace from Maxi Gossamer. As you all know, I’m in love with the Essences Lipstick, and today I put on one from the Indy Lipstick Series. My todays hair is again from Dela, and I blogged it already here so this wonderful hair can not be found in the With Love Hunt <3. And the lovley “Bow” Pose is included in the gift hidden at In~Stance for the With Love Hunt <3.

Right after the next image I have preapred all the credits for the items used in this blogpost. Read you on the weekend.

credits below

Credits for items used in this blogpost:

Hair:
Dela – Lori  – Dark  Brown [ available in the Mainstore | different colors available for 250L$ or as Fatpack for 1295L$ | not free ]

Skin:
Essences – Saga Skin for With Love Hunt ❤ [ With Love Huntgift hidden in the Essences Mainstore | 10L$ | not free ]

Jewellery:
Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Paris Black Diamond – Combo all – Gold [ With Love Huntgift hidden at the Maxi Gossamer inworld store | 10L$ | not free ]

Pose:
In~Stance – Bow Pose – [ Gift for the With Love Hunt hidden at In~Stance | 10L$ | not free ]

Fighting Fit

I can’t take it, too much time’s been wasted
I’ve gotten my platefull
I am fighting fit and able.

Ok lesson learned: never poker with an ogre. Anyways – I am here to show you some brilliant finds again – this time mixes between gifts for the upcoming “With Love ❤ Hunt” and other things. So this brilliant knit hat is the gift from [sYs] for above mentioned hunt. The great thing about the cap is – next to the overall look and the fantastic texturing – that it matches nearly every haircut. Definitely one of the must haves of the hunt. The Elf Ears are also from the hunt and they come from #Ziau#.

[hate this] are a well known brand within secondlife – recently creator Corvus Szpiegel released a couple of medical items like this fantastic Nose Splint. It comes in 4 different textures – clean, bloody (shown here), dirty and dirty and bloody. And if we talk about manly accessories – how much butch can it get? There are a lot of other items to be found in the subbrand [ht+] so better check this place out. The black eye is from the marketplace and is from {Ps^}. The necklace is the gift from MONS, again for the “With Love ❤ Hunt”.  And the same goes for the “Goodmorning” Tattoo from AITUI. Please note again, that the “With Love ❤ Hunt” is a 10 L$ hunt – but the gifts are so definitely worth it.

 

List of stuff:

Hat: [sYs] – KAZAKH cap (wool black with pins) for the With Love ❤ Hunt

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Black Eye: {Ps^} – Ultimate Black Eye for Men

Nose Splint: [ht+] – nose splint

Ears: #Ziau# – Mesh Ears Elf for the With Love ❤ Hunt

Necklace: MONS – Reindeer Necklace Green for the With Love ❤ Hunt

Tattoo: AITUI – Goodmorning for the With Love ❤ Hunt

 

 

Monochrome Silver Lining

for item sused please the credits below

Hello Sweets,

we finally made it to the middle of the week! In other words, I hope you all have had a great humpday. Today my blogpost is -sadly- a short one just because rl is giving me a hard time. But, you all know, I’m a true believer and things will always end up great.

But enough of the whining, now for the  good news today: my complete outfit, I’m wearing in the image above can be yours for just 10L$ (hair and jewellery not included). How can this happen? Well, we have to thank the designer participating in the  currently running Monochrome Silver Lining Hunt. Each designer has hidden a piece of silver fabric wich includes the gift.  And please keep in mind that this is a 5L$ Hunt.

Today, I’m wearing a combination from the Huntgifts hidden at Ezura Xue and even.flow. The Silver Lining Dress matches perfect to the Classic Floral Heels in Silver. So put your hunting shoes on and join the hunters on the track ! And while you have the hunt fun ahead, I jump back to work … but promise to show you some more exiting finds on the grid very soon.

Credits for items used in this blogpost:

Hair:
Analog Dog – Thyme – House Wine – [ availalable at the Analog Dog Hair Island | different colorpacks available | 275L$ each | not free ]

Jewellery:
amorus – Fallen – Set Orange – [ blogged before here | not free ]

Dress:
Ezura Xue – Silver Lining Dress – [ Huntgift for Monochrome Silver Lining Hunt hidden in the Mainstore | 5L$ | not free ]

Shoes:
even.flow – Classic Floral Heels – Silver – [ Huntgift for Monochrome Silver Lining Hunt hidden in the Mainstore | 5L$ | not free ]

Poses by DieselWorks

Image taken at: LEA17 Concrete Cube Light

Winter Morning

Winter Morning 1

Autumn and especially winter are the best seasons for decoration within secondlife. Creators release one adorable item after another and makes even me wanting to own a sim. On the other hand I guess I would constantly decorate and alter it and would have no time anymore for blogging… Anyways – here we go: a new hunt is coming to the grid, organised by CHIC. And that alone should set you in instant exitement because you know what you can expect from a CHIC event. Top stores, wonderful gifts and a way brilliant organised hunt. This one is called “With Love <3” and the gifts are wonderful. It is a great pleasure for me to show you some of the male gifts and also some decoration and furniture pieces you can get in this hunt.

The jumper, scarf and mittens is the gift from [ SAKIDE ] and I really love the casual and realistic look of the items. This indeed is something you could find in my RL wardrobe also. The jumper and the mittens are rigged (and can be worn seperate also) and the scarf contains a resizer. Definitely a keeper. The painter pants are from [Sheep Door] and the boots are from Adjunkt. Please note that the With Love ❤ Hunt is a 10 L$ Hunt – but the items are definitely worth it.

Winter Morning 2

I already gave you some decoration ideas for your parcel/sim in my post “Cozy” and I promised there that I will give you a better look on the fabulous new mesh winter trees from Garden Of Dreams. Well here they are. Indeed all plants are from GOD which I love to use since they are copy and you can fill your sim easy with a very attractive winter look. The “Chill Grove Tree” Set from GOD contains 3 different types of trees that come in three sizes, but also in two different appearances: there is one version with branches and a “dead” version without branches at all. So that is a hell of a set! Like said the trees are mesh – and therefor the landimpact is a thing you have to deal with. One tree has a landimpact of 18 but on the other hand the trees rez much faster then the usual sculpted ones. And in my opinion they also look much better. So with trees I recommend to mix sculpted trees with mesh trees as accent.

These adorable benches in my little park come from estatica – a shop I got to know via the Silverlining Hunt. The Musgrove Benches come in a rounded version (around the tree) and in a straight version. And also – of course – in a fatpack with both. Each bench holds 47 animation/animated poses for male and female avatars and for couples. This is the perfect item to decorate your sim or home because not only that the benches are extremely well done – they are also copy and each bench has just 1 LI! And even if I used it on my winter set – they look also good in all kind of seasons sims.

The cute lanterns are from Trompe Loeil. They are available in 2 available color/material options. And each package contains a version with the Handle up or down. Also the lanterns have 1 LI and they are also copy – so this is also the perfect decoration item for your virtual home. The light is owner driven only and the texturing – like with all Trompe Loeil produkts – is absolutely flawless.

Winter Morning 3

List of stuff:

Hair: REDGRAVE – Hairstyle EDWARD -midbrown-

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Scarf, Jumper, Mittens: [ SAKIDE ] – First Frost (for the With Love ❤ Hunt)

Pants: [Sheep Door] – Painter Pants Black

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

Benches: estatica – Musgrove Benches

Lanterns: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Lanterns

Trees: Garden of Dreams – Chill Grove Tree Set (mesh)

Cozy

Cozy 1

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.

Cozy 2

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)

Cozy 3

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.

Cozy 4

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

Cozy 5

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

Cozy 6

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.

Cozy 7

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