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Cozy

Cozy 1

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.

Cozy 2

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

Cozy 5

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

Cozy 6

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

Spread your Wings

for items uses in this image, please see credits below

Hello Lovlies !

With the Black Friday behind us, it’s time to look on all the newness we shopped. And maybe to find one or two steals that are still out. Today my blogpost is showing you a wonderful necklace you can find at the Black Friday Sale still running from L’accessories. This special Black Friday Sale still runs til tomorrow – I advice you to have a look at the venue! You will find items from current and past L’accessories Designers displayed.

For my todays look I mixed some items from 22769 wich have sit in my inventory for quiet a while. The head up for the items come, when I recive the “Spread your Wings” Necklace from 22769 ~ casual couture  for the Black Friday Sale organised by Group LePonPon. The Spread your Wings Necklace is a mesh necklace (but unrigged) so you can edit it, for fitting purposes. You find the silver Version at the L’accessories Black Friday Sale special priced for just 95L$. The item is also available for 130L$ in the Flagshipstore. You find a matching clutch bag at the venue.

for items used please see Credits below

My todays Outfit is also from 22769 ~ casual couture. The awesome Leather Miniskirt is at this time only available at the Around the World Event. They offer 4 different colors to choose from at the event (for 120L$ each). The Top is a past item, they had offered at the Cinema2012 Event earlier this year. When I asked them if it is available in the store, they said: “Yush, look out for the Lara Bra.”

After a short check, I can confirm: Yes, the Lara Bra is waiting for you in four great colors to choose (110L$ each). As for all mesh clothes, please try a demo before purchase. Just to check how the fitting is going with your personal shape.

And right now, before I snuggle back to bed, I have preapred the credits for todays items for you. Read you soon sweets!

Items used in this blogpost:

Hair:
Dela – Lori  – Dark  Brown [ available in the Mainstore | different colors available for 250L$ or as Fatpack for 1295L$ | not free ]

Lipstick:
Essences – Indy Lipstick 12

Necklace:
22769 ~ casual couture – Spread your Wings Necklace – silver – [ available at the L’accessories Black Friday Sale | 90L$ | Golden Edition for sale in the Flagshipstore – 130L$ | not free ]

Top:
22769 ~ casual couture – Lara Bra – [ available in the Flagshipstore | 4 different colors available | 110L$ each | not free ]

Skirt:
22769 ~ casual couture – Leather Mini Skirt – Black – [ available at Around the World | 4 different colors available | 120L$ each | not free ]
Poses used in this blogpost are from Estetica.

Mendoza

Mendoza 1

Life is unfair – especially secondlife: here am I trying to catch up on all the events happening right now within SL – and new ones are already starting. So this is definitely a mix and match post. Nevertheless – the merchants within SL make it easy these days to keep you entertained and also to find neat stuff for your avatar, home and garden. So let’s start again with the Around The World Fair and with another region: South America. Trompe Loeil, who are also sponsoring the event, made this adorable Mendoza bed and I especially love the textures on the cushions and the blanket. The textures also can become changed by mouseclick – you can choose between three Argentinian patterns and two neutral versions also – so the bed matches definitely every room. And like always – there is a mass of animations and animated poses included.

Yesterday The Great Outdoor Hunt by the Royal Living Magazine has started and I got myself the “Natures Way Mini Set” by DIGS containing the log store and the stool. There is even a lamp and also a rug in the huntgift that are not shown here. Finally again a furniture hunt and I can only encourage you to do this one because – as you can see on the Royal Living Magazine Website – the gifts are adorable. Each gift is 45 L$ and some of them are kind of hard hidden also. The only downer with this hunt is, that there seem to be no hints provided. So you need a good eye and a little bit of luck for this one.

For the art, and you know that I have a thing for SL art: again these are artworks you can find at The Gallery Gift Shop. Still one of my first stops when I decorate a space or a house because you can find so much adorable stuff there for not too much money.

Todays outfit comes straight from the Mens Dept. I already told you that <HVK> have some adorable cardigans in the Mens Dept. Finally it is time to show them. The Pilot Cardigan is available in black, grey, navy and, shown here, khaki. You definitely should check the demo first on this one because it comes only in two sizes. Nevertheless: the purchase also includes a shirt for the cardigan that is not shown here. The green skater pants are from 22769 ~ casual couture and is also one of the finds in the Mens Dept.

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List of stuff:

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

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Cardigan: <HVK> – Pilot Cardigan Khaki (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants:  22769 ~ casual couture – Skater Pants Green Corduroy (for the Mens Dept)

Sneakers: [JP]:dsg. – Sneakers (Groupgift)

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Mendoza Bed (for Around The World)

Log Store and Stool: DIGS – Nature’s Way Mini Set (The RLM Great Outdoor Hunt)

Art (on Log Store): Piedra Lubitsch – A Rose is a Rose (m) (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Art (on wall): Chiana Oh – Lotus Blossom Night (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Books (on Log Store): [AF] – Japanese Books

Books (on Floor): flowey & art dummy – part of  “sleepless bed”

French Affair

French Affair 1

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.

French Affair 2

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

 

Deserted

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Around The World has some fantastic surprises to offer – and it is my pleasure to show you some items today you maybe would not expect at a “usual fashion fair”. But then again – Around The World is so much more then that. The idea behind the event is to bring all cultures of the world together in one event and let designers become inspired by a special region. And for me inspiration is the key point of everything in second life.

REMY are in the african section and the offerings in their tent are awesome. There is one thing that immediately catched my eye tho: the Beast Hood. The hood – or cape if you like that better – is unisex and comes in 3 different sizes and also with or without fur cast. It is a rigged mesh piece and it is just beautiful done. You can find 7 styles at the booth in Africa.

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Fallen Gods are also part of the Around The World fair and Mondra already blogged some furniture from their subbrand ~Libertine~ here. But Fallen Gods would not be what they are if they would not also offer some astonishing skin work at the fair also. Creator Alia Baroque released a complete new skin line exclusive for the event. And since the Fallen Gods booth is located in the Middle East the inspiration is the sun (aureum), marble and sand. And it is hard to pick a favorite one because every skin has something that immediately catches my attention. I must say that I love the “dune riffles” on the sand skin a lot. The Aureum Skin (left) has spakles and sunflare like textures – and the marble one speaks for itself. In other words: the skins are epic and perfect for an unique look and definitely for roleplay.

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List of stuff:

Hood: REMY – Best Hood (for Around The World)

Skins: +FALLEN GODS INC.+ – Materica Skins male | left to right: aureum, black marble, sand (for Around The World)

Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Gen 4 – Sea Weed