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The Challenger

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Happy weekend. There is a new fun event within secondlife called “The Challenge”. So what is this all about? It is a group of Home and Garden builder who decided that it would be nice to become challenged by random themes each month to craft at least one item according to the theme. And of course the themes are not necessarily that obvious. So for the first round the creators got “Tudor Style” and they did a brilliant job with their items.

First of all: Tudor is not a really common building style within SL – so it is nice that people decided to bring it inworld. And second – even if the creators worked around the theme you still can tell that it is an item from their store. Like i.e. this Tudor Bench from EoD. It is available in three different options/colors and it is massivly filled with single and couple animations. It is a wonderful piece of furniture that – as you can see – not only matches history themed rooms and homes.

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Another wonderful item to be found within “The Challenge” is the Rhys Pergola from BRENO. And again – this is indeed Tudor style but also fits nearly every kind of sim you can imagine. Also it comes with and without curtains. So if you need something for your virtual garden or park – you definitely should check back with BRENO. Michigans Shack even crafted a complete Tudor house you can see in the background. And yes – it is big, but wonderful. The Tudor Mansion has 6 rooms on the first floor and 5 rooms on the second floor and makes a fantastic home for SL familys.

The thing that thrills me about “The Challenge” is the variety of items and also – like said above – that they are according to the theme but that they are also brilliant stand alone items that have not just become built for the one purpose, but are an addition to the offers of the stores. And last but not least: most of “The Challenge” items are having a discount in the first week of release – and if i calculated right this will be until 6. March 2013. So better hurry up!

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List of stuff:

Hair: [iruco] hair23M (black)

Skin: Belleza – Jacob Skin Mens Dept edition (for the Mens Dept.)

Jumper: [SLEEPY EDDY] – Turtleneck Fishermans Sweater Brown

Pants: Razorblade Jacket – Hoon Faded Cords

Sneaker: [ JP ]dsg. – Sneaker Varial Multicolor (comes with HUD)

Bench: End Of Daze – Tudor Chaise (for “The Challenge“)

Pergola: BRENO – Rhys Pergola (for “The Challenge“)

House: [Michigans Shack] – Tudor Mansion House Prefab (for “The Challenge“)

Skybox: Garden of Dreams – The Field

On the Beach

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The February Mens Dept. has some great skins to find for a bargain. I already showed you the new FRUK Skin yesterday – today it is the special edition of the Jacob Skin from Belleza. Wonderfully made and rich on details and I especially love the tone of the skin – not to dark and not to fair. Definitely worth to check out. Also from the Mens Dept. are the Arabasque Briefs from Lazybum. They come in six different styles, with prim bulge and drawstrings.

Poses are essential for pictures within secondlife. Poseology offer the Donovan Pose Set also at the Mens Dept. and these are very casual and great to use for any occasion (as shown below).

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BRENO just have released the Corfu Hammock you can see behind me in above pictures. The hammock has three different fabric textures (guy thing – shown here, pure and Santorini) and also three different wood textures (bleached, cherry -shown here and dark). Also it has seven single and nine couple poses included. It is a lovely item for each beach themed sim or also for your secondlife garden since it is so versatile to fit nearly every style.

The sneaker I am wearing are the new release from [ JP ] dsg. The Varial Sneaker can become controlled by a HUD with size and color and are extremely detailed and just so real looking. And there is a thing I really want to add: I really love the way [ JP ] dsg. are setting up their HUDs – first it is really understandable by first sight and you do not have to click through a bunch of submenues to get what you want and second the design of the HUD is everytime a piece of art by its own.

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List of stuff:

Hair: [iruco] hair23M (black)

Skin: Belleza – Jacob Skin Mens Dept edition (for the Mens Dept.)

Briefs: [Lazybum] – Arabasque Briefs B&B (for the Mens Dept.)

Sneaker: [ JP ]dsg. – Sneaker Varial Multicolor (comes with HUD)

Poses: Poseology – Donovan Pose Set (for the Mens Dept.)

Hammock: BRENO – Corfu Hammock

Dreamscene: Garden of Dreams – Hidden Cove

Don’t fence me in

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The job as photographer or blogger in secondlife would be so much harder without poses and probs. I often use my AO for pictures which gives the photos on the one hand a kind of natural look cause you capture a picture from a movement. On the other hand you need a lot of patience for shooting from your animations. So therefor poses of course are essential and save you a lot of time – even better when they are well thought and natural looking. HISpose just released a new prob called HISfence. A barb wire fence with extremely well done poses. The prob itself is very nicely done and works also as extra on an urban themend sim. Each of the six poses can become adjusted seperate and the fence works from the backside and also from the front. Brilliant idea and I hope that HISpose is doing a couple version of the prob also.

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The brown deer Herman’s loose sewater from Tee*fy is jet another wonderful mesh item from the current Mens Dept. It is kind of bulky and sloppy looking which shows – once again – the incredible possibilities of mesh clothing. Imagine doing that with sculpt attachements – it is kind of impossible. The sweater – and also the black chinos from 22769 ~ casual couture – come in male mesh standard sizing.

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List of stuff:

Hair: [iruco] hair27 (black)

Skin: Belleza – Ewan Special Edition (for the Mens Dept.)

Sweater: Tee*fy – Herman’s loose sweater Deer/Brown (mesh) (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Chinos Black (mesh) (for the Mens Dept.)

Necklace: :sey – Freebie Department kabbalah necklace and Hook necklace silver

Prob: HISpose – HISfence mesh barb wire fence with 6 static poses

Beachwear

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Summer in RL means summer in secondlife also. Strange enough, cause somewhere always is summer in secondlife. But nevertheless: the bathing season has begun. And it is perfect timing, cause what is the best clothing to showcase a skin? Right, beachwear. So let us start with the skin first: Belleza has joined the Mens Dept. with a special edition of the Ewan Skin. And you can see it in all different views in this blogpost. To tell something completely new about the mens line of Belleza is simply impossible – the skin is, of course, flawless. It gives me a bit older appearance then my regular skin, but I kinda like it a lot. What I personally love about the Belleza men skins is that they are not uber-buffed. So you do not look like a bodybuilder with this one. And an absolute plus always with Belleza is the fine definition of the face. And now comes the best part: you can get the skin for just 150 L$ at the Mens Dept! And of course demos are available.

Another major brand in SL is Miamai – famous for their quirky but always wearable designs. I absolutely fell in love with the new Swimmwear Collection. The swim trunks are mesh and you can either choose between retro patterns like above on the Aron Shorts or vibrant colors (shown below).

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The Steve Shorts from Miamai are also mesh and have a more boarderish look. Perfect for every kind of pool- or beach party and definitely one of the must haves this summer. The Little Pool House comes from Designer Prims and is the current Groupgift (the Group is free to join). It is a small beach house with pool and two rooms that – typical for the designs of Designer Prims – float into each other. A brilliant prefab – especially as free gift!

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Here you can have a close look on the face of the Ewan Skin from Belleza and also of course on the rigging of the Hawaii Blue Steve Shorts from Miamai since the pose I choose is rather extreme. But as you can see – no distortions or spikes. The shorts just fit perfectly.

In the last picture finally I show you something from the inside of the Little Pool House. And here comes another strength about the layouts of Designer Prims: the prefabs are not overtextured or convulted. It leaves you many room for your own personality and ideas. On the left I am wearing the Nylon Melon Steve Shorts and on the right another find from the Mens Dept.: the Pool Party Briefs from Lazybum with sculpted bulge and drawstrings. The beanbags are from [kusshon] and are also available at the Mens Dept.

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List of stuff:

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

Skin: Belleza – Ewan Special Edition (for the Mens Dept.)

Swimwear (picture 1): MIAMAI – Aron Shorts Flower A

Swimwear (picture 2): MIAMAI – Steve Shorts Flower Green

Swimwear (picture 3): MIAMAI – Steve Shorts Blue Hawaii

Swimwear (picture 4): MIAMAI – Steve Shorts Melon (left) / Lazybum – Pool Party Briefs (for the Mens Dept.)

Prefab: Designer Prims – Little Pool House (free Groupgift)

Beanbags: [kusshon] – men’s beanie (blue and lilac)  (for the Mens Dept.)

Festival

for items credits please see below

Happy Sunday my sweets,

today I am in a little hurry. Yes, everyone thinks on Sunday life is easy. But not for me today! My parents in law are just on the way to visit me and my hubby.  But, before they arrive, I want to show you this great dress from B:U:B! The Strapeless Romper can be found as one of the exclusive items at their booth at the Summer Fashion Festival. This mesh item comes in female standard sizing for just  99 L$.

Ladies, before I rush back to clean up, I want to give you the credits of todays look ! Have a great sunday everyone.

Credits for items used:

Hair:
Alice Project – Yolanda  – Infinity [available as huntgift for Mesh Around 2012 | free – Huntgift]

Skin:
Belleza –  Lily V2 Medium –  [ sales version available in the store | 1200L$ | not free]

Dress:
B:U:B – Strapless Romper [available at Summer Fashion Festival | 99L$ |not free]

Sunglasses:
Gift from a friend – not for sale

Pose:
estetica –  rumours – [previous review copy]