Here I am now with everything prepared. I have my best clothes on (I mean – I even wear a hat), the room is tidy, I have some birthday cocktails prepared and I got some fresh flowers. The only thing missing is the honored guest: CHIC. Because it is its birthday. CHIC turns 2 – well actually tomorrow, but since CHIC is famous and has many, many friends I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate it a day beforehand. Well – good idea, but CHIC did not appear. I mean – I can understand that perfectly cause CHIC is organising a huge celebration by itself and has a lot of things to do. And hey, I am just a small blogger and I really can not expect that CHIC can make room in its incredible busy schedule just to drop by, say hello and have a Manhatten or two. Nevertheless – I am a bit disappointed of course since I spent ages to clean my house, dress up, preparing the cocktails and getting these darn fresh flowers.
The birthday event is called CHIC² and of course all brands which work together with CHIC are having a booth there and offer complete new items. I was lucky to get an early access to CHIC² and the place is overwhelming. Little boxes arranged like a tower and each box is decorated individually by the designers to celebrate together with CHIC. This is an event – sure, but somehow also a state of the art installation of what you can do in second life with a little bit of creativity. You literally can spend ages there to see what ideas the creative minds of SL have come up with. Oh – and you can also shop there for new and exclusive items also!
The vest and shirt is the first release at CHIC² item from 22769 ~ casual couture, and like all new items from the store it is mesh and it comes in male standard sizing. The guys from 22769 offer 4 different color options at the event – I am wearing the white shirt and the brown vest. I like especially the idea that the shirt/vest combinations also are in a trans version at the place – so people can buy the clothing as a gift – and that is what birthdays are about anyways: gifts!
The hat and hair are the new male release by [Atro Patena] and also available at CHIC². And also the “Coffee and Cigarettes” pose from STATUS (part of a pose pack with 10 poses) can be found there. The poses include – of course – the cigarette and the coffee cup.
And now: the brilliant furniture! I saw it and I instantly fell in love. You know that I have a thing for retro stuff anyways, but the Haarlem Deco Set from POST lifted my expectation up to a complete new level. The texturing of every item included in this set is unbelievable. The love for detail is marvellous. And all pieces are copy – so you can rez as much chairs and sofas and tables (and vases with fresh flowers) as you want to. The deco set fits in every home and if you have a thing for style – this is your purchase! Of course the Haarlem Deco Set can be found at CHIC² also.
The wall art behind the sofa can not be found at the birthday party. But with a little hunting you can get it for free: The Footprints of Buddha are the gift from Miss Buccaneer’s Restorations for the Silk Road Hunt 3.
The prefab comes from Designer Prims. The “Little Beach House” is – again – a wonderful open and well constructed house. What I really do love about the houses and skyboxes from Designer Prims is that the house is not “loud textured” – means: the house steps back behind every kind of furniture and decoration you put in. Nearly every furniture you can think of fits in their houses without appearing strange.
List of stuff:
Hair: [Atro Patena] – Ethan_Black (for CHIC²)
Skin: Filthy June Group Gift Lucaz – Tan – Shaved (Free to join til 8th June)
Shirt and Vest: 22769 ~ [homme] Brown Vest & White Shirt mesh (for CHIC²)
Jeans and Boots: ::GB:: MOH2 Limited Set mesh (for MOH2)
Pose: STATUS POSES – Coffee an Cigarettes (for CHIC²)
Furniture: POST Haarlem Deco Set (for CHIC²)
Wall Art: Miss Buccaneer’s Restorations – Footprints of the Buddha, Gandhara (for SRH3)
Prefab: Designer Prims – Little Beach House
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.
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!
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.
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)