Tag Archive | casual couture

The King of Oslo

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Welcome in the New Year. Sorry for my absence of writing, but I just moved flats in RL and had all the fun like not working internet connections, packing and unpacking stuff and carry all of it in the fifth floor without elevator. Moving in SL is somewhat easier… But anyways: here I am trying to catch up on all the events and things happening in SL right now. So lets start with the crown I am wearing. It is a new release from a brand new store called “Aesthetica” and it is available in the current Gallery Gift Shop. Aesthetica is so new that they do not even own a mainstore right now within SL. So if you want to have the Fabric Crown you better hop over to the Gallery Gift Shop and get your copy while the current round is still rolling.

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The Mens Dept. started last weekend in a complete new collection. And like always you can find brilliant stuff for lads there. The cozy hoodie I am wearing is from 22769 ~ casual couture. And you can choose from 6 different colors at the venue. And the fleece like texture indeed looks quite comfi to me. The pants are from !gO! The Morten Pants and Socks are very country in a stylish way. Also corduroy seems to be the new thing within SL. The pants are available in two different colors and there are also matching shirts and vests available at the Mens Dept.

Todays furniture also comes from the Mens Dept. The Oslo lounge and shelf set is the item from [kusshon] for the current round of the Mens Dept. And it is rich on details and great stuff. The lounge holds many animations. And the Laptop is also included. So this makes the set to a must have for every mancave. The Nippon desk and stool is also from [kusshon] and was the item from the December Mens Dept. But it is still available in the [kusshon] mainstore. Also here you get a lot of animations in the stool and many decorative pieces like coffee cups, pens, paper and a stack of japanese newspapers.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Hype – Jory Hair // Black

Crown: Aesthetica – Fabric Crown (available only at the Gallery Gift Shop)

Hoodie: 22769 ~ casual couture – Cozy Hoodie Blue (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: !gO! – Morten Pants and Socks brown (for the Mens Dept.)

Shelf and Lounger: [kusshon] – Oslo Lounger and Shelf set (for the Mens Dept.)

Writing Desk, Stool and Art: [kusshon] – Nippon Writing Desk Set

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The Cottage

The Cottage 1

Welcome to my last pre-christmas post of the year. Tomorrow I will drive to my parents place for the holidays and the internet connection there is way too crappy to make good blogshots. But I still have to catch up on many things like new releases and Advent Calendars and so I picked for this blogpost some of the cutest finds in the grid right now.
The Cottage is an Advent Calendar Gift from 22769 ~ casual couture and it is their gift for December, 23rd. The guys from 22769 have been so kind to give it to me beforehand and anyways – I guess it is time also to say thank you to Manu and Paco that they allow me to clutter their sim with my primmy fotosets. The blizzard topiaries left and right from the stairs come from the Advent Calendar from [CIRCA] and both trees also hold cute poses. Both trees also have these cute giant snowwhite christmas balls and are a wonderful addition to every winterish sim.

List of stuff:
Trees: CIRCA – Blizzard Topiaries (Advent Calendar Item)
House: 22769 ~ casual couture – Advent House (Advent Calendar Item 23rd Dec.)
Lights: L&K Prefabs – Einter Greenhouse Lights (15% discount til Sunday here)

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[ht+] already have a name for medical accessories and I already showed you the nose splint here. A new release is this eye bandage. There is one for every eye in the package and it is a brilliant item for roleplay or just that tough look. The necklace, ear warmer and also the rigged mesh christmas socks again are Advent Calendar items from 22769 ~ casual couture. The socks are todays item under the huge fir tree in their store – so better hurry up to get them. The jumper and the pants come from the December Mens Dept. And the wonderful quirky Antler Chair I am lounging on is – once again – an Advent Calendar Gift from 22769. It comes with 4 neat poses which are quite easy to adjust.

List of stuff:
Eye Bandage: [ht+] – Eye Bandage
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Gen 4 – icicles (for the Mens Dept.)
Shirt: etam – Athletic Shirt Blue (for the Mens Dept.)
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Grandpas Pants Black (for the Mens Dept.)
Necklace: 22769 ~ casual couture – Snowflake Necklace (Advent Calendar Item)
Socks: 22769 ~ casual couture – Christmas Socks / rigged mesh (Advent Calendar Item)
Chair: 22769 ~ casual couture – Antler Chair (Advent Calendar Item)

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And on we go with wonderful decorative items from Advent Calendars. The X-Mas Pillows come with 6 poses and I love the patterns on them a lot. Also the festive table is an Advent Calendar gift. Nevertheless – the wooden Christmas Tree, the flowers and the plates with christmas cookies come from the Adventcalendar from [CIRCA]. The Indian Lanterns are an Advent Calendar Gift from BoatHouse. The Scrabble game and the Hanging Bulbs Pendant Light comes from {af}. {af} also have a 12 days of christmas calendar with neat stuff – so check the store regularely. The art on the wall is from the Gallery Gift Shop and is from Gabrielle Swindlehurst.

List of stuff:
Pillows: 22769 ~ casual couture – X-Mas Pillows (Advent Calendar Item)
Table: 22769 ~ casual couture – Festive Table (Advent Calendar Item)
Table Tree, Plates and Flowers: CIRCA – Vintage Craft Tree, Platters, Tulip PotArt (Advent Calendar Item)
Indian Lantern: BoatHouse – Indian Lantern (Advent Calendar Item)
Scrabble: {af} – Let’s Play Scrabble (for Sways Fundraiser)
Lamp: {af} – Hanging Bulbs Pendant Light (for Sways Fundraiser)
Rug: {af} – Soft Yarn Rug (Diamonds)
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Season of Darkness (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

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L&K Prefabs recently released some wonderful items. First of all the adorable Sleepy Bones Bed. Shown here is the white version, but there is also a black one available. The bed comes in a PG and an Adult version also. The bed will be available at the mainstore of L&K Prefabs – but I learned from the blog of the store that you can get the bed – and several other items – at their satellite store with 15% dicount til Sunday. So better hurry up for that snip!
The Sun Spiral Mirror is from [CIRCA] and are again from their wonderful Advent Calendar. The additional furniture in the “bed picture” comes from BoatHouse. The rusty stove comes from the Advent Calendar from 22769. The Rust kettle is from LK Prefabs and also the old iron planter. The kitchen again is an Advent Calendar Gift at BoatHouse and the shelf with the plants are from [CIRCA].

List of stuff:
Bed: L&K Prefabs – Sleepy Bones Bed (white) (15% discount til Sunday here)
Mirror: CIRCA – Sun Spiral Mirror Platinum (Advent Calendar Item)
Sidetable: BoatHouse – Camp Side Table
Dresser: BoatHouse – Numbered Dresser White
Lamp and Stool: L&K Prefabs – Butterfly Stool and Table Lamp (15% discount til Sunday here)
Stove: 22769 ~ casual couture – Old Stove (Advent Calendar Item)
Kettle and Planter: L&K Prefabs – Rust Kettle and Old Iron Planter (black) (15% discount til Sunday here)
Kitchen: BoatHouse – Blue Tile Kitchen (Advent Calendar Item)
Shelf: CIRCA – “The Green House” Shelf (Advent Calendar Item)

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I really must say I love the “Bertram Desk and Chair” from estatica a lot. It is just that classy piece of furniture to brighten up your virtual home. The “Captains Letter” with nib comes with the desk but also can become purchased seperate. The flowers on my desk are from LISP and so is the room divider that seperates the adorable bath from BoatHouse.

List of stuff:
Desk: estatica – Bertram Desk and Chair
Flowers and Room Divider: LISP Bazaar
Curtains: BoatHouse – Curtains Blue (Advent Calendar Item)
Bath: BoatHouse – Tub and Towels on a Rack (Advent Calendar Items)

Finally: I want to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a peaceful and happy Christmas and I also want to thank all friends and merchants who supported us over the last months. We will see each other again “inbetween years” when I come back with hopefully even more stuff to show you. Til then: take care ❤

Horny

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Not what you expected when you read the titel of this post, right? Anyways – just a quick one before I run to the uni again. The new Mens Dept. will open on the 4th and it is my pleasure to give you a preview of some of the items you can get there: like this turtleneck from [Sheep Door]. It will be available in three different colors and also in three different kind of striped patterns and I really like how the turtleneck goes over your chin and mouth. The eyes are mesh eyes from .ID. who have a series of Ice Eyes as offer in the Mens Dept. Shown here are the green ones. The eyes have a really lovely subtile texturing and I will be stuck with them for some time I guess.

And for the horns: the X-mas Aries Horns are the gift from the 22769 ~ casual couture Advent Calendar for December, 3rd. That means TODAY and today only. You can turn each candle on and off and it is just a funny and lovely accessory for everyone who loves kind of quirky stuff. So better hurry up to get this fantastic gift.

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List of stuff:

Horns: 22769 ~ casual couture – X-mas Aries Horns (Advent Calendar Dec. 3rd)

Hair: [iruco] hair23M (black)

Eyes: .ID. – Ice Eyes, green (for the upcoming Mens Dept.)

Turtleneck: [Sheep Door] – Turtleneck Black (for the upcoming Mens Dept.)

Advent Calendars

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Happy weekend and happy December also. The craziest season within secondlife is starting now – and many shops have Advent Calendars for you to give you some fabulous gifts. Of course I can not keep track on all of those – but I will show you some that I really like. Since it is getting colder outside SL merchants provide you with great hats and caps. And the “Team Naughty” Knitcap is just the first Advent Calendar gift to showcase. Like every year 22769 ~ casual couture have put up a huge christmas tree in their store with a lot of giftboxes around it. Each giftbox holds a number – and today, December 1st, you receive the “Team Naughty” and the “Team Nice” Knithat. But you only can get it today and also just once – so better be careful when you tap the box with the “1”.

The jumper is the huntgift from [ iren ] for the “With Love <3” Hunt. There is a female gift also. The jumper is mesh in male standard sizing and comes with two different alpha layers. I love how the jumper has folds and wrinkles and I especially like the color.

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Right after my last decoration post “Cozy” I received a few IM’s from friends about where to find cute winterish cottages and houses. And now the good news: todays Winter Cabin is indeed the gift for December 1st at BoatHouse. The Advent Calendar is group only – and there is a 250 L$ fee to join the group. But first of all it is extremely hard to find such a nice and wonderful made house for that price and second this is the FIRST gift of 23 more to come. And while you are at BoatHouse there is a Cookie Jar Sale going on where you can find several items for just 70 L$. The items are all trans – so you can even gift them so someone.

The sofa I am sitting on is the gift from Cheeky Pea for the “With Love <3” Hunt. It has neat single and couple animations and also fits perfectly in the winterish season. And also the kitchen table with chairs (above right) is a gift from the same hunt. It comes from floorplan. While we are talking about hunts (and there are also a lot of them running right now) – the frames on the shelf (above left) are from the “Home For Christmas Hunt” and are from SFW. You can put your own pictures in it. And also the cute christmas tree wall decor is a gift from the Home For Christmas Hunt – and it is from BoatHouse. And the coffee table in front of the couch is the gift from PRIME for the hunt. It comes with a few more things also that are not shown here.

Back to the “With Love <3” Hunt. These Lamps in my window come from [Apple Fall] – and they are copy. Like everything from Apple Fall they are wonderful made.

If you do not want to make hunts then gatcha is maybe your thing: The Arcade Gatcha Festival started with the second round and Trompe Loeil offer the “12 Days Of Christmas” Advent Calendar. It is the shelf above the Cheeky Pea Couch (below left). You get this calendar for free at the Arcade Gatcha Festival – and you can play for the keys (25 L$ each). Each key openes a door and is giving you a gift from the calendar. It is just such a cute idea. Trompe Loeil are also at FAIR where you can find the “Curio Table” next to the sofa. And to make 3 full – Trompe is of course also at the December Round of FaMESHed and offer this cute Cabinet Bed. You can change textures and also close and open the side window shutters.

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List of stuff:
Hat: 22769 ~ casual couture – Knit Cap “Team Naughty” (Advent Calendar Dec. 1st)
Jumper: [ iren ] – Loose Shirt (for the With Love ❤ Hunt)
Pants: !gO! – Mads Pants
Sofa: :CP: – Rue Abel Loveseat (for the With Love ❤ Hunt)
Sidetable: Trompe Loeil – Curio Table Poplar with Marble Display (for FAIR)
Shelf:  BoatHouse – Shelf with Wallpaper Backing (Cookie Jar Sale 70L$)
Frames: SFW Industries – Frame Group Leaning – Holiday (for the Home For Christmas Hunt)
Lantern: 22769 ~ casual couture – Decorative Lantern (Advent Calendar)
Lamps: [AF] – Manhattan Table Lamp (for the With Love ❤ Hunt)
Coffee Table: PRIME – Coffee Table (and decor on the Window)  (for the Home For Christmas Hunt)
Advent Calendar: Trompe Loeil – 12 Days of Christmas (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Decor (on Window): L&K Prefabs – Raw Tablewear
Cabinet: BoatHouse – High Cabinet White/Blue
Rug: 22769 ~ casual couture – African Rug (Groupgift)
X-Mas Wall Decor: BoatHouse – Wall Christmas Tree (for the Home for Christmas Hunt)
Table and chair: floorplan. – aden kitchen table and chairs (for the With Love ❤ Hunt)
Leaning Frame: [AF] – Winter Frame
Pillows: [AF] – EVELYN Throw Cushion Monotone
Basket: BoatHouse – Basket of Pillows
Bed: Trompe Loeil – Cabinet Bed Morning Light Fabrics (for FaMESHed)
Wall Frames: 22769 ~ casual couture – Winter Frames (Advent Calendar)
Art and Sideboard: BoatHouse – Old Side Table and Accessoires (Cookie Jar Sale 70 L$)
Cabinet: LISP Bazaar – Morning Frost Cabinet with Key
Prefab: BoatHouse – Winter Cabin (Advent Calendar December, 1st)

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