Archive | April 2013

The Return of the Space Cowboy

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Inter-planetary good vibe zone… Somehow I seem to find a pattern in my blog posts about the Fantasy Faire 2013 because I find a lot of stuff I would usually not expect from a fair like this. Like this – hm – space suit. Or intergalactic stormtrooper outfit. Well it definitely has something Star Wars-ish as you can tell. Might be the white plastic armory or the futuristic cut. Definitely a unique piece of clothing again.

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The thing that puzzeled me first was indeed the unusual cut of the top – with one arm down and the other one up ending in a face shield like of thing. Interesting for sure and definitely a futuristic design. The subtile plastic texturing of the armory parts supports the overall look definitely. The fabric parts have a woolen texturing and are available at the booth of 22769 ~ casual couture in 4 bold colors: purple, red, blue and green. The pants and the jacket can be purchased seperately.

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List of stuff:

Hair: **Pocket Mirrors** Robert Charcoal (free at Berlin 1920s)

Jacket: 22769 ~ casual couture – Guard Jacket Purple (for Fantasy Faire)

Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Guard Pants Purple (for Fantasy Faire)

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

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What Lies Beneath

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If you think the Fantasy Faire is just about fairy wings and colorful merfolk you are definitely wrong. There is a lot of edgy stuff to find there that is dark, bizarre and disturbing – in a good way. ContraptioN is such a shop that offers artificial jars and devil grins. If you want to scare the hell out of your friends – you must pay the store a visit. Also it is fantastic for pictures and obviously for roleplaying also. Shown above is the coat and the mask that are the RLF items from ContraptioN. The coat comes in male and female standard sizing and what is even more disturbing – it has no arms. If your arms are hidden under the cloak or if your character has no arms at all – well Ii will leave that to your imagination. I combined the coat with the brocade leather pants from 22769 ~ casual couture – also available on Fantasy Faire.

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The absolute showstopper from ContraptioN definitely is the mask. It is wonderful done and has a fantastic texturing and is also creepy – kind of Hannibal Lector meets the Pestilence Doctor. Nevertheless – it is a fantastic made item and as you can see the texturing of the leather is outstanding.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Hype – Jory Hair // Black

Mask: ContraptioN – The Silent (for Fantasy Faire RFL Item)

Coat: ContraptioN – The Silent Cult Cloak (for Fantasy Faire RFL Item)

Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Brocade Leather Pants Red Stripe (for Fantasy Faire)

Fashionable Elf

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And one of the most awaited events within secondlife is on again. Welcome to the Fantasy Faire 2013! And like every year this years Fantasy Faire has a few surprises for you. There are first of all the sims that are – once again – stunning and wonderful. Unfortunately I can not show you any pictures of the sims since yesterday was a black day for SL anyways – means: I crashed with every picture I took. Not to mention rezzing stuff. So you have to believe me. Or even better – go to the faire and check the sims out by yourself. And also – like every year: The sims are up JUST ONE WEEK! After the 28th all sims will be gone for good.

Talking about surprises: Of course you will find shops you would expect in such an event. But this year there are some shops in the Fantasy Faire you definitely would not expect. Brands like FATEwear. FATEwear? The contemporary mesh clothing store for men? Yes – exactly them! And it is not a clash at all because creator Damien Fate obviously has a thing for the fantasy side of SL. First of all he is an elf by himself – not a bow and arrow kind of elf, more the t-shirt and denims kind of longear. And second Damien Fate made some wonderful fantasy related items every now and then in the past like i.e. the Desmond Coat. Also you can find in the booth at Titans Hollow Mermaid Avatars and also Zombie Bodyparts.

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For the Fantasy Faire – which is a RFL-Event – FATEwear crafted three complete outfits totally matching the theme. Shown here is the Elven Hunting Garb that comes in male standard sizing and an optional cloak. And the boots are also included in the pack. It is needless to say that the movement of the clothing is flawless. I was especially impressed by the subtile texturing and the richness of the virtual fabric. It is a wonderful gear that definitely should not be missed in every roleplay inventory. And it definitely is a keeper.

Another shop you might not expect at an event like the Fantasy Faire is 22769 ~ casual couture. Yet again a casual fashion shop that usually has no connection to the Fantasy scene. Nevertheless you will find some surprising items in their booth also like these elven ears I am wearing today. There are two versions available and I am wearing the pointy elven ears for the pictures. The ears come of course with an easy to handle HUD and alpha layer for the avatar ears.

FATEwear and 22769 ~ casual couture – two shops that prove that the borders between contemporary, casual clothing and fantasy related appearence are thankfully blurry and floating.

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List of stuff:

Hair: [iruco] hair23M (black)

Ears: 22769 ~ casual couture – Pointy Elven Ears (come with HUD) (for Fantasy Faire)

Clothing and boots: : FATEwear – Elven Hunting Garb (with optional cloak) (for Fantasy Faire)

California Morning

California Morning 1Good Sunday everyone. And first of all an excuse to all our readers and of course also to the creators for not blogging that much in the last few weeks. It is funny – our blog became one year old now and yet I faced something like a blogging blocade. If you are a blogger, you maybe know that. If you are not let me try to explain: it was like logging in, putting some scenes and outfits together and was just not feeling it. And since it is my job to represent items the very best way I can I decided not to force it and try to get my blogging-mojo back.

On the plus side: I finally managed to get my ass in gear and to make pictures that are somewhat appealing to me. And of course I have some adorable newness to show you. Two events started beginning of April – The Mens Dept. and The Challenge. And I mixed items from both events for this californian inspired blogpost. The Mens Dept. provided me with a new haircut from Uw.st. The “Lenny Hair” is finally a curly hairstyle – and there are not that much on the grid for men anyways. And i must say I fell in love with this hair. Also Poetic Colors brought some adorable new eyes in the Mens Dept. I am wearing the Jaded Eyes Emerald. The Thorn Necklace comes from Kosh and the Cardigan from !gO! – both also available at the sales event for guys. The denims instead are the new mesh release from [ JP ]:dsg and I simply love them. First of all the texturing is fantastic. And second the denims have a belt that does not look like you are wearing a tire around your hips. Really well done and strongly recommended.

The titel of this post is “California Morning” and it comes from this months theme of The Challenge: California Bungalow. And L&K Prefabs have exactly that as item for The Challenge – a California Bungalow. The prefab has a very bold texturing and has two rooms and a veranda also. And it is not only a 100% mesh build but also beautifully made. I especially love the texturing inside and I hope that the pictures give you a fair impression of that.

California Morning 2What I am showing you here is the main room of the bungalow. The chairs and the side table in the upper part of the picture come from [kusshon] and are – again – from the Mens Dept. The new released Singapore series has a great vacation vibe, but also fits, like shown above, in nearly every kind of room. Like with all items from [kusshon] there are a lot of gadgets included in the furniture. Not alone that the chairs hold 14 animations – the pillows also give you things like magazines, a glass of wine and a cigarette matching some of the animations. I really love the backdrop and the side table with the tropical fruits.

In the lower part of above picture you can see some more items from The Challenge. There is the dining table with chairs from EoD called “Dining at Home”. And the tea set is just one of the many things the table can rez. The nightstand comes from 22769 ~ [bauwerk] and it works as nightstand for your bed, but also as console like used here. The set includes a completely decorated version, a plain version and all decoration pieces as stand alones also. The Light on the nightstand has a turn on/off script inside. The rug is a new release from L&K Prefabs which will come to the store soon in many different colors. The guitar bookcase is from floorplan and again from the Mens Dept. And the antler is a mesh accessory from Scarlet Creative.

California Morning 3Breno just released the Niall Morning Chaise. I really love the texturing on this one and the poses fit even taller avatars like I am. Also there are a lot of new stuff to find in the new Breno Store like the checkmate artwork also. The stars lamp are from *bbqq* and are their share for the new Mens Dept. The books and the newspapers are decoration pieces I gathered for some time now. And the bookshelf in the closing picture is from World Of Wood and I really must say that this piece is definitely one of the most realistic looking bookshelfes I have found in secondlife. So if you have a thing for books you definitely should pay World Of Wood a visit.

California Morning 4List of stuff:

Hair: UW.St – Prince (black) (for the Mens Dept.)

Eyes: Poetic Colors – Jaded Eyes Emerald (for the Mens Dept.)

Cardigan: !gO! – Male Cardigan (for the Mens Dept.)

Necklace: KOSH – Thorn Necklace Antique (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: [ JP ]dsg. – Manoa JNS denim

Prefab: L&K Prefabs – Blue Bungalow (for “The Challenge“)

Chairs: [kusshon] – Singapore Chair (for the Mens Dept.)

Sidetable: [kusshon] – Singapore Sidetable with Fruits (for the Mens Dept.)

Backdrop: [kusshon] – Singapore Wall Rug (for the Mens Dept.)

Nightstand: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] –California Nightstand (for “The Challenge“)

Table and Chairs: End Of Daze – Dining at Home (for “The Challenge“)

Rug: L&K Prefabs – Ilio Rug (owl) (out soon)

Bookcase: floorplan. – guitar bookcase (for the Mens Dept.)

Antler: Scarlet Creative – Mounted Antler

Drapes: LISP Bazaar – Beatrice Heavy Drapes

Daybed: Breno – Niall Morning Chaise

Artwork: Breno – Checkmate

Lamps: *bbqq* – Stars Lamp (for the Mens Dept.)

Newspaper: World Of Wood – Newspapers

Books: flowey & art dummy – part of  “sleepless bed”

Rug: L&K Prefabs – Ilio Rug (owl) (khaki)

Bookshelf: World Of Wood – Hunters Bookshelf