The guys from across the street do this the whole summer long: sunbathing on the rooftop. They even BBQ there and I envy them for that, cause they have a flat roof to do so. Well – in secondlife it is way easier. So I went to a friends house for some rooftop sunbathing. The shorts I am wearing are rigged mesh and come from Redgrave. They are their gift for the Make Him Over Hunt.
And I promised you to show you some more goodness from The Amira Gacha Festival – SUMMER BY THE SEA. The sunbathing towel comes from STATUS poses and has a martini glass, a smartphone and the rare green one has even a beachball (that looks like an eyeball). The towel has three cute poses and is all kinds of fun. Next to the shown red and the rare green one you can get it in orange, teal or purple.
List of stuff:
Hair: Dura – The 2nd year Anniversary hair (Black)
Skin: *KENTO* Toban_T2 Freckles
Shorts: REDGRAVE – Mesh Boardershorts / blue (MHOH7 gift)
Towel: STATUS POSES – Sunbath Towel red (The Amira Gatcha Festival SUMMER BY THE SEA)
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
Today is the day! As I am writing this blogentry CULTURE SHOCK is finally open to the public. And while my bestie Mondra Kira is showing you all the wonderful dresses and womenfashion you can find there it is my turn and pleasure to show you the finds for the gentleman.
A:S:S is taking part at Culture Shock with their subbrands A:S:S Decades and A:S:S Deluxe. While the Deluxe line is kind of edgy jewellery the Decades brand is pretty conventional – when you are living in the 18th century. The above shown “Etienne Outfit” is the donation item from A:S:S and it is rich on textures and details. The outfit comes in an overwhelming variety and includes the shirt, the vest, the breeches the socks and of course the tricorn. You find wonderful ornaments on the buttons and all in all you can say that the creator is way dedicated to it.
The Chevaliere Ring is also a donation item from A:S:S Decades. it comes with 5 different ornaments (shown above is the “Feather” one) and with a texture change HUD that allows you to change the color of the gems. And finally the Cravat-Pin (shown below) can also become purchased seperately and is – again – a donation item for Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).
Conclusion: It is a very decent outfit which works brilliant for historical roleplay or as an eye-catcher when you combine it with some casual clothing.
List of stuff:
Hair: *SH* Kai Hair(black)
Outfit: A:S:S Decades – Etienne (Culture Shock)
Ring: A:S:S Decades – Chevaliere Ring (Culture Shock)
Cravat-Pin: A:S:S Decades – Cravat-Pin (Culture Shock)
Pose: STATUS – Cajsa5 (Culture Shock)
Picture taken here
There is one event I was waiting impatiently to start – and it is called Culture Shock. Culture Shock gatheres well known designers and high quality shops together on one sim who show off new creations. Proceeds of your purchases go to Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) – so it is not only shopping for your entertainment but also for a good cause. And also I am very glad to tell you that there are brilliant finds for men also! Culture Shock openes May, 4th (4pm SLT) and closes May, 26th
For this look I combined (parts of) the donation outfits from ~plank couture~, blackLiquid and A:S:S with their new sub-brand A:S:S Decades. The pose I used is from STATUS. Okay – it is not really your everydays look, but this is not what SL is about in my opinion. secondlife is a virtual world which allows all kind of expressions. And since we have a lack of facial expressions with our avatars it is appropriate to show it in the outfit you are wearing. And therefor the – hum – outfit (?) from ~plank couture~, like all their creations, work brilliant!
List of stuff:
Head: blackLiquid HOOD – silver lace hood / black pearls (Culture Shock)
Outfit: ~plank couture~ Sagittarius ad Sebastiani (Culture Shock)
Pants: A:S:S Decades – Etienne breeches – red 1 (Culture Shock – part of the Etienne Outfit)
Pose: STATUS Cajsa3 (Culture Shock)
Picture taken here.