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French Affair

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Around The World can be just around the corner – like in my case: France. Of course the Around The World Fair has an European section also and .evolve. – who, by the way, are also the organisers of the Around The World Fair – made some adorable unisex berets. So here am I, going all french with this little accessory. It shows also, that events are not only for girls. If you look close enough you definitely find in every place something to pimp up your manly wardrobe. All you need is imagination.

The leather pants I am wearing are also from Around The World. They come from 22769 ~ casual couture who have also some mens stuff in their African tent. I like the leather structure on those – it is quite crispy and even tho it is meant to be a raw and robust kind of leg wear it works also casual pretty well.

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Spotlight on the jumpers I am showing you today: Reila Skins just released a new line of Autumn-ish jumpers called “Breath Of Autumn”. They are extremely casual and I love the argyle patterns a lot. There are many different styles available and you better check them all out. I personally love the green one in picture 1 and the red one shown here. The pullovers are mesh in male standard sizing and the folding is extremely natural.

The place I took my pictures in is a Dreamscene from Garden Of Dreams.  I blogged “The Village” already here, but the place is so versatile that it works in many different ways.

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List of stuff:

Beret: .evolve. beret {black} (for Around The World)

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Pullover: Reila Skins – A Breath of Autumn

Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Slim Cut Leather Pants Brown (for Around The World)

Shoes: :::GABRIEL::: – Male Dress Shoes Brown (Groupgift)

Dreamscene: Garden of Dreams – The Village

 

Homestory

Bedroom and Bath

Happy Sunday everyone. Missed my blog post about houses and furniture? Well good news is here: you will get an overdose today. And you will only see bits and pieces of myself since the main actor indeed is the fabulous new skybox LONDON Appartment from [AF]. And since this skybox is huge (but only has a Land Impact of 58 thanks to mesh) I decided to show you room by room, making a little homestory about how I start my day.

So – obviously we begin in the bedroom (above left). I just crawled out of my snuggly bed from Scarlet Creative. The Noelle Modern Bed comes with multiple poses for single and couple usage and what I like most about it is the fact that you can actually move the poses to your needs. The books and the lamp left to the bed are also from Scarlet Creative and they show so much love for detail. The rounded shelf is from [bauwerk] and will become released soon. And the candles are a gift from Designer Prims.

So I am on my way to the bathroom. And I am wearing the Silk Flare Pants in autumn bleed which are the huntgift for the Autumn Effect Hunt from 22769 ~ casual couture. And talking about gifts. The washing table in the bath is the new Groupgift from the same store. It comes with three animations (washing hands, shaving and brushing teeth). It is the first piece of furniture I know that works with the new Linden Labs Functions like temporary attachments. Because the washing table attaches the razor or the toothbrush to your hands, but they do not clutter your inventory.

After doing my morning stuff I relax a bit in the Retro Bubble Chair (again from Scarlet Creative). And then it is time for getting dressed and a breakfast to start my day…
List of stuff:
Bed: Scarlet Creative – Noelle Modern Bed
Books (on Bed Shelf): Scarlet Creative
Lamp: Scarlet Creative – Adler Lamp
Ballchair: Scarlet Creative – Bubble Chair
Rug: Scarlet Creative – Adler Rug
Candles:  Designer Prims – Candle Set Cream
Shelf: [bauwerk] – curved shelf (soon to be released)
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Fields Of Gold – Five (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Books: BoatHouse – Book Stack 5
Washing Table: 22769 ~ casual couture – Good Morning Gorgeous (Groupgift)
Plants: Scarlet Creative – Love Leaf Jug Plant
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Silk Flared Pants autumn bleed (for the Autumn Effect Hunt)

Homestory Hallway

One of the things that really amaze me about the LONDON Appartment is the hallway and I am sure you will love it as much as I do. As you can see in the panoramic shot (the middle one) the texturing is gorgeous and not too heavy.

So – I found my denims and my jumper and are on the way to the living room and kitchen wich are downstairs. One thing about design in secondlife: there are classics within secondlife. Like furniture that was created in admiration of RL designs and I absolutely love that. But there are pieces of furniture that became already classic pieces WITHIN secondlife. And one of these rare items is for sure the Asylum Octo Lovec Chair from LISPs Bazaar. It is strange, it is quirky and it is a beautiful piece of art coming out of secondlife. Everyone needs that chair (or another one out of this series). Another wonderful piece of interior design is the Light Tree from ICONIC you can see in the middle shot in the first floor.

As you maybe know I come from Germany – and around here it is common that we a) have our wastebins in the hallway (in huge, old buildings) and especially for students like I am b) that we do not leave our bikes on the street.

List of stuff:
Chair: [bauwerk] – cube chair leather (soon to be released)
Potato: [bauwerk] – rattan sitting bag indian spice (soon to be released)
Shoes (foreground): :::GABRIEL::: – Driving Shoes Brown (Groupgift)
Boots (behind): DUH! – Brown Suede Workboots (Finding Fab Free Hunt)
Chair: LISP Bazaar – Asylum Octo Lovec Chair
Lamps: [North West] – Petite Lamps (closing sale)
Art: [bauwerk] – Vertex (soon to be released)
Tree: ICONIC – Light Tree
Wastebins: Urban Spirit – Domestic Wheelie Bins (MP Freebie)
Outfit: 22769 ~ casual couture – Autumn Outfit (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Homestory Kitchen

My mother always said: the heart of every home is the kitchen. And wo am I to disagree. There are a lot of kitchens in secondlife, but this one is definitely my favorite. It comes from Trompe Loeil and is the current item for Collabor88. First – like everything that Trompe Loeil releases – the texturing and the overall look and feel is flawless. What really impressed me a lot was the set up of this kitchen. With the “kitchen planner” – wich is also the rezzer for the kitchen – it is so easy to move the complete furniture to the right spot. One click install – this kitchen definitely fulfills this task. Of course the kitchen comes with cute animations and of course there is a version available with NSFW animations also. The kitchen is available in green, orange, purple – and shown here teal.

Noticed the hot water maker on the kitchen? This is a gift that can be found at the Gallery Gift Shop and it is – like the whole event – way cute.

List of stuff:
Kitchen: Trompe Loeil – Timeless Kitchen (for Collabor88)
Hot Water Maker: Gift at the Gallery Gift Shop

Homestory Livingroom

Finally breakfast. I am sitting on the Adler Dining Table from Scarlet Creative – and it is way cute. First of all I love to combine rustic furniture with way modern things and second the table rezzes different meals – from breakfast to sushi – there is everything you can dream of. The Classic Fireplace also comes from Scarlet Creative and the drawers are the plain version from the last cycle of the Mens Dept. by floorplan. The skyline picture is again a gift you can get at the Gallery Gift Shop. And the lamps are a freebie from nordari.

It is time to get prepared for work. But first I rest a bit on my new won Baroque Bench Popular at the Arcade Gatcha Event. The bench – again – comes from Trompe Loeil and it is super cute and it comes with 15 different animations. My students bag – where i carry my notebook and books and all student stuff with me comes from NYU and is from L’accessoires. Look at the detailing on this bag – isn’t it wonderful? Finally the water dispenser was the huntgift from Nudolu for the Gallery Gift Shop Anniversary hunt.

Well – that was a lot! I hope I showed you enough of the fantastic LONDON Apartement by [AF] that you start drooling already. Please note that I did some minor modifications on the skybox since I removed the panorama view over London for lighting purposes.

List of stuff:
Table and Chairs: Scarlet Creative – Adler Dining Table
Lamps: nordari – Recycling Lamps
Fireplace: Scarlet Creative – Classic Fireplace
Art: Gift at the Gallery Gift Shop
Drawers: floorplan – chest of drawers / neutral (for the Mens Dept.)
Bench: Trompe Loeil – Timeless Kitchen (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Waterdispenser: Nudolu – former gift for the Gallery Gift Shop Anniversary hunt – no longer available
Bag: NYU – Minimal High Fashion Couture – Neutral Leather Briefcase (for L’accessoires)
Antler: LISP Bazaar – Antler Candle White
Prefab: [AF] –LONDON Appartment

Happy Birthday CHIC

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Lost in the Libary

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Sorry for my absence these days. I turned into a bookworm and spent ages in the libary since I have had an important test today. And what can I say – it went pretty well – weeeeee… Anyways – lucky coincidence: I stumbled across a store with the most amazing skyboxes in second life. Garden of Dreams – or short GoT – offer, well lets say, unusual skyboxes for everyone. And since they also offer a libary as skybox I just was not able to resist.

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The libary comes completely furnished and has overall 423 prims. And as you can see in the picture – it is rather big (40 x 40 meter). And it has a lot of animations like on the fireplace, on all chairs and desks, in the book shelfs and book stands… In other words – you can have a lot of fun with this one (and yes – some x-rated animations are also included). What I love best about the skybox from GoT is the transport system – there is no easier way to set up a skybox. You rez the box rezzer on the ground, rez the “Transportation bubble”, let the skybox rez (which will become rezzed in 1000 meter hight) and just slip in the bubble that teleports you directly in your skybox. Brilliant and neat idea!

So if you are fed up with the usual 4 walls with floor and ceiling and want to have some Harry Potter feeling in your new virtual home i strongly recomment the libary. But anyways: GoT has so much more to offer. A desert skybox, an old tree to live in, a tibetan temple… anything you can think of and that is slightly unusual – you will find it here. So you definitely have to visit the Garde of Dreams.

My todays look comes – again – from the Men Only Hunt 2. The tank, the boots and the denims – all mesh – come from Gabriel and my nerdy glasses are the gift from CheerNo.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Hype – Jory Hair // Black

Glasses: [CheerNo] Glasses – MARLEY*Painted Yellow Lens B (for MOH2)

Outfit and Boots: ::GB:: MOH2 Limited Set (for MOH2)

Poses: Purple Poses Set (MOH2)

Prefab: Garden of Dreams – The Libary Skybox: 423 Prims / 2000 L$

2nd Floor, Mens Departement

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Tomorrow the new Mens Dept. opens. And in case you have not heard aboutit yet: It is an ongoing monthly event where the best male fashion designers offer new releases for a snip. Need more reasons to check this place out? Well – here you go: First take a look at the Mens Dept. Flickr Stream and check out the designers there. Second: you complain that there is not enough mesh items for the lads? The Mens Dept. proofes you wrong! There is a lot of mesh items for a reasonable price. And finally – look at me. This fabulous mesh leather combination is the share of [Pumpkin] and comes in 4 different sizes. The texture on the pants is just extremely realistic and the mesh is well rigged.

I am also wearing the Pekka “Damage” Piercing which comes with a lot of attachement points and is also unisex (female version is included). And if you take a deep look in my eyes you will see the new Liquid Eyes from Insufferable Dastard (come with optional prim eyes).

Anyways – the list of designers for the second round of the Mens Dept. is impressive: KMADD, Sheep Door, Pivaaca, Villena, Abiss, Exposeur, Pekka, CheerNo, Deco, Fruk, Bastard, Pumpkin, Insufferable Dastard, Post, Havok, Teefy, 22769 ~ casual couture, Epoque, Vestigum, PDA, Balaclava!, Beldur and Lazybum. That makes 22 reasons to check The Mens Dept. out guys! Ad please keep in mind, that the Mens Dept. openes tomorrow, May 7th.

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List of stuff:

Hair: [NSD] Cullen Hair/Noir

Eyes: .ID. Liquid Eyes (for Mens Dept.)

Piercing: .Pekka. Damage UNISEX PIERCING (for Mens Dept.)

Outfit: [Pumpkin] Outfit (Leather) Mesh, 4 sizes (for Mens Dept.)

Shoes: ::GB:: Leather Boots Black

Pose: oOo Studio – Revolution (for Culture Shock)

The Mens Dept. openes May 7th and runs the whole month!

Location: self built set