A lazy Sunday, at that. It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK, so I’ve been doing family related things, then decided I’d like to pop on and just do a little blog about what my ideal Sunday in SL would be like, sorta. Click through for larger pictures.
This gorgeous set from Cheeky Pea is out for FaMESHed still, so you need to make sure you nab it, the Sara Garden Set comes in both PG and Adult versions, and you can choose from 3 patterns and colours, so you can fit your outside decor around it perfectly, or fit it around that…. whatever! I absolutely LOVE the little shelter with the day bed that is made out of brightly coloured doors, recycling in SL at it’s finest, ladies and gentlesirs! You also get a wearable picnic basket and lots of little odds and sods that make this a wonderful addition to your family based items (the PG version has kids animations) or if you’re a bit of an outdoorsy public display of affection types, the adult version is for you!
Trompe Loeil recently released a gorgeous treehouse, I have and old old OLD old treehouse of cory’s that I adored, this mesh version is just perfection. It’s really spacious and the texturing is just delightful. It comes with the tree detail you can see coming up through the bottom and through the sides, as well as stairs on either side, and because it’s on stilts it is a perfect house to plonk in water too! I call this my Treehouse over Trouble Waters, as the look is a bit gloomy and stormy, and is how I feel about a few SL things, but let’s face it… it makes a wonderful picture with either a bright, or murky background and I know you are all going to want to own one, or at least.. you should!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, peeps!
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My title today has a point. I am going to be showcasing items from The Whore Couture Fair, now, a lot of ppl wince at the name of the event, and I can see why, but not everything there is trashy, or dripping in bodily fluids. There are some really nice, and classy things! The owls… (or words)… are not always as they seem (or sound).
The lingerie above AND the skin are both from the WCF! The skin is a gorgeous, weeping skin from Essences. This is the new Onagh skin, isn’t she gorgeous?? I know I should have prepared a backstory for this little line up of pictures but… alas, I lack in imagination today! The corset set is sooooo nice, it fits perfectly with not an inch of “wasted space” between my body and the mesh itself, which I find a lot with corsets… and it comes with everything you see here, in various layering options. This is the perfect mesh and layer clothing combo, it works so well! The hair I am wearing is the new FaMESHed offering from Wasabi Pills! SO CUTE! As always.. a longer, over the shoulder style that oozes sex appeal, it was perfect for this snap!
Also released at FaMESHed was a bunch of items from Trompe Loeil! They are the perfect additions to any home. The Vintage items simply blew me away as soon as I saw them. First we have the Vanity Table above, complete with accessories, all of which have animations with them! You can buy all of the items in the set in various woods/finishes and any fabrics change between a variety of options, so you have plenty of ways to mix and match your perfect set. I tried something a little different with the picture above, I tried mirroring my image, alas it didn’t turn out as well as I wished, or well.. very mirrored at ALL, but you don’t learn if you don’t try and then I saved over the original so you had to have this one anyway. YOU ARE SO WELCOME.
The bathtub might be my fave item of the lot! Shown here in Metal, but available in Brass and Ceramic too, this beauty comes with various animations and working taps. If you click through to see a bigger picture you can make out the beginning of rising steam around the tap, and of course see the water itself! There are 6 pg and 20 Adult anims in the adult versions, so they are more costly than the PG but whatever you choose you won’t be disappointed, I can be sure of that.
The final items in the collection are this Vintage Sink, available in matching woods to the other items and with working water and animations and the mirror, which comes in a pack of 3! All of the items are well worth their money and they are all just divine. FaMESHed has always been one of the best events on the grid with so much goodness to offer, you’ll be seeing more items from me soon!
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Happy Thursday all! A few goodies for you today, the focus of the post being that of The Challenge event that kicked off today with a “Tudor” theme! A little bit different, don’t you think?
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”
― John Bunyan
The picture above was inspired by the quote above. I believe, not only in prayer, that it is a lovely thing to have a heart that is full of words. Mine may be rambling, they may not always be cheerful and positive, sometimes they are sad, sometimes they are full of awe and love and wonder.. but each word I utter comes from the heart, and each word is honest. I can’t imagine writing hundreds of words that had no feeling, no heart. I am not the worlds best writer, but fill my heart with words any day, over having my words empty of heart. NODNOD.
ANYWAY… that gorgeous hunt of a pergola above is Breno’s offering to The Challenge’s Tudor Theme! It comes with or without curtains and is absolutely stunning. A simple piece, but paired with the right environment and decor, this baby has a hundred uses. I decided to use some Trompe Loeil Swept Bookcakes with mine, along with a Group Gift from Flowey…. I don’t really do “art” but if I did, this is what fell out of my brain whilst trying to take a picture today. Words everywhere… me flying about trying to make sense of them… well I know what I mean, eh!?
22769 Bauwerk, L & K Prefabs and End of Daze also released items today (as did Michigans Shack, but that post will be upcoming!). 22769 Bauwerk gave us an option of skybox or bench (bench not pictured) and it’s a delightful combo. The skybox is so vibrant and rich in colour, and big enough to potter about, and fill with wonder. What a romantic and warm little number, wouldn’t you agree? The gorgeous bed complete with lantern and attached tree is from L & K Prefabs and is just divine. I do love a good whimsical bed, and I love that even with a theme i’d call “super sensible” you still have that touch of magic! The End of Daze item is a bench also, available in various colours, it comes with many animations (as does the bed) both single and couples and is the perfect addition to any smart looking room!
Finally a very quick look at what I was wearing in the Words with Heart picture above. A gorgeous (and very fitting) hair from Lelutka, I can’t keep up with their releases! I think I’m a set behind, but I’ll get there. The dress is new from Immerse, Lily has done it again with a gorgeous, simple dress with puffy sleeves and a slinky high waist skirt. It comes in various colours with gorgeous complimentary duos of colour. I think this one was my fave, I do love a good dusty rose. The skin is from Ploom and is the Gia skin I blogged last week, eyes are from IKON and pose is from Frooti!
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Hello everyone, a cozy little picture for you today showcasing the Trompe Loeil Set available at FaMESHed!
You can click through to flickr for a bigger picture, and you are probably going to need to. There various purchase options, you can get a complete bargain by purchasing the complete Gramercy Suit package, and that comes with the gorgeous Sleigh Bed, two tables, four lamps, ceiling fan, prints and trunk… and you can choose from a variety of finishes and fabrics too, as well as adult and pg too.
The bed is stunning, and is available in Grey, Black or Brown wood with a choice of Morning Light fabrics (with 7 sets plus two extra knit blanket options per set) or Silks (with 7 colours and smooth or quilted blankets!). There are a whopping 63 PG poses both single and couples and if you go for the adult bed you’ll find yourself with another 23 anims on top of that! It’s not all fancy pants, bells and whistles with drapes and doves, but it is one of the most striking beds I’ve seen, and Trompe Loeil have done a LOT of awesome beds!
This set is just perfect, even if you only buy the bed (but why would you?) it’s definitely a set you will want to consider owning. A PG Bed alone will cost you $L700, an Adult one $L1700, both of which are super reasonable, or if you choose a suite you will be looking to pay between $L1400 and $L2400!
Happy shopping <3
*Other credits include Modish Skin from Structure Your Skin – Hair by Truth and Shoes by GOS Boutique.
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..Willis is back with, something something something… PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICS FOR A LARGER ONE!
Yep! New Collabor88 is now OPEN! It’s full of wonderous goodies and this time the bloggers were asked to give their help/choices in a palette, I hope you like it! I bring you a quick post with the delectable items from both Trompe Loeil and Cheeky Pea!
This is the gorgeous Newport Beach Cottage from Trompe Loeil, it’s fully Mesh and covers a 17×34 footprint with a land impact of 96. This gorgeous two story beach cottage comes with home control centre, privacy windows and locking doors, infact you have options to choose from with your blinds etc, so you can be as private or voyeuristic as you like! It’s available in five exterior colours and is simply divine.
As you can see it’s not HUGE, but it’s plenty spacious for what anyone could need, there lovely wall of windows and a back porch that you can sit and look out of forever, and of course there is a set of doors so you can wander in and out gazing at the view. The house itself sits on elevated pillars, and you have two entrances/exits to get into the gorgeous indoors, and once you’re in, you probably won’t want to leave! It’s full of windows so lets lots of light in and upstairs is the perfect area for a love nest, a general hangout area or your own personal office, the choices are endless. It’s something you will want to own and it’s set out at an AMAZING $L288. Yep!
I decided to fill one of my little nooks with the divine Ansel Set from Cheeky Pea. The set comes with various bits and pieces of original mesh items all at different land impact, but nothing massive! You get a choice of PG or Adult Sofa/Chair and the Sofa comes with 21 Single Animations, 5 Friend Animations, 21 Couple/Cuddle Animations, and 40 Adult animations (in adult version) including MF, MM, FF, and MMF/FFM and includes self rezzing and wearable props for that extra touch.
I rezzed everything to show you what there is and took a lil few closeups of each. The work on these items, as always, is amazing and my fave has to be the mini terrarium of the Beetlejuice House!!! How adorable is THAT???
TP to Collabor88 and purchase these wonderous items TODAY!
Most people say heart to that, and it’s true… much like wherever I lay my hat… that’s my home. I struggle in SL to find my “home”, I am one of those people that cannot landscape after 8yrs in SL, I fail at decorating, I buy a new house every week, I want to change seasons like I change underpants (careful there ), back in 2004 I had a 512 mainland plot, that was my home and I loved it, it wasn’t much and it had a stripper pole in the middle of it.. SHUT UP, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW DEPRIVED WE WERE BACK THEN! That was, and always has been my favourite, perhaps because it was my first, or perhaps now because I am always so overwhelmed by the options you have to decorate and landscape and make your home in SL. Never-the-less, I try… but I don’t have anywhere to call home, I don’t have that one place I keep up and decorate around and I want that, so you will come along for the ride while I decorate a millionty and five houses to try and find my home. I may only decorate one room, but hey, you’ll live.
This is the Savannah Cottage Home from Kudzu, a brand I have not been familiar with, but they seem to have a fair few homes to choose from. This is one of the newer, larger homes and I wouldn’t call it a Cottage! Cottages to me are quaint, with a thatched roof and an inglenook with horseshoes hanging on the walls and a roaring fire, at least that’s what my nans cottage was like, this is more like a mansion! It’s a large, open home and comes in at 216 prims. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and a sunroom. I set it up in my Turnips skydome (now updated with a HUD system, peeps! No need for a billion skyboxes anymore!) I put out my A.D.D Andel Lit Trees and my Sways snowmen and I got stuck in.
It’s a fairly spacious affair, like I said, with an open plan feel. The one thing I did not dig were the “main” doors, they were kinda see through, unless I just wasn’t loading right and they just didn’t look right with the house, but that could of been my issue, I couldn’t get on another viewer to test. But as you walk in you are hit with a huge open area with a staircase and a tiled area for you to place a kitchen, and in that tiled area is a little walk in cupboard! SO CUTE! The sunroom is also downstairs and that is the room I decorated. But more about that below. You go up the stairs and you are met with a fair spacious landing area, plenty of room for your pictures and decor! There are then 2 fairly medium sized bedrooms and 1 large, along with a good sized bathroom. It’s a family home, or a home for a couple who want an office and a spare room, or well a singleton that just wants ALL THE SPACE. It’s very pretty and not overly expensive, you should check it out!
Welcome to my sunroom, which I turned into my mini Christmas grotto. I had to rez my What Next Christmas Fireplace, it’s one of my favs! With a roaring (and sometimes spitting) fire, stockings, pinecones, and frame with christmas cards hanging, it’s just divine! I also decided to use the What Next Present Pile! It’s animated with various animations and is a gorgeous photograhy prop, much like a lot of What Next items! My other favourite thing this year might be the Trompe Loeil Tree! It’s so minimalistic that it just had to come out. I wish I had this tree in RL, it would look sparse but be a lot less faff! I chose the colourful option, but the more refined of you might enjoy the gold/silver version. The hanging star lights you also see are from Trompe Loeil and come in many colours and 3 lengths of hanging per colour. I just love them! They make it all so perfect! Circa is still going with it’s Advent countdown, and the cookies that I put out for Santa and the cute little shelf with candy cane covered Cacti are just 2 of the wonderful items you can get from there, as well as the lovely vase of roses with red bow on the fireplace. I am no decor queen, but this does look kinda cosy, I like it.
I am not the worlds greatest landscaper, decorator or blogger of homes and gardenware, but I am going to try it a bit more often, please do shout if you see anything I’m doing super wrong, anything you’d like to see blogged, or just with any hints and tips <3
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New trees and wine… blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blahhhh or some such carol.
Together for Sway starts on the 15th and I headed on over today, as a preview blogger to pick up some items, what best to blog first than the lady herselfs items!? Alongside some other purchases I made today.
Botanical has some new Mesh Firs out, there are 4 tree collections in total to choose from: Green Fir, Green Fir with Lights, Snowy Fir and Snowy Fir with Lights, ofc I had to go for the Snowy with Lights because that’s just how I roll! Each set has the option of purchasing either Copy-Mod or Trans-Mod and each set contains 5 trees in varying size. The trees with lights come with 6 colour presets, the ability choose your own 3 colours of light and an optional star at the top! It’s super easy to use, you just click, a menu appears and you go! A happy addition to my collection, yes! The house you can see is the previously featured Trompe Loeil FrostBite Cottage.
Look how pretty the lights make the picture below look! Of course the main focus of this picture are the gorgeous angels available from Sways for Together for Sway! I saw Sway at the landing point and she was so humbled by the community coming together like this and I have to say I agree. These Angels are just so cute! They come in either Sign, Heart or Star sets, and each set has a large, medium and small angel with both brunette and blond hair. They are the perfect accessory to your seasonal decor and are just stunning.
I took a few close ups for you to just take a look at how cute they are, of course the heart is the biggest focus here, because Sway has a lot of heart, and it seems she moved the community to have a lot of heart too.
SLURL for Together with Sway available soon… where you will find a huge array of awesome goodies!
.. and what better to warm your cockles than a new round of C88?! I’ve mixed and matched a few items here, so bear with me (I also used the new LL Beta Viewer to try out pics, not convinced yet but who knows, I like being to use ambient occlusion again!)
I found a doorway, was it to Narnia? It was to MY Narnia, or was that Nirvana? I wish it was THE Nirvana, but ho hum, you can’t work miracles, or can you?
This is my new, and wonderful home, the one the door leads to, or from.. depends on which way you’re going, I suppose. It’s the new Frostbite Cottage from Trompe Loeil for this months Collabor88 and boy oh boy, it’s a beaut! It’s mesh (obvs) and CUTE. LOOK AT IT. It’s not huge inside, more like a hideaway cabin, but I love that it comes with it’s own fresh snow and snow covered pine trees, and inside a beautiful fire to warm you up! I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of Trompe Loeil, I almost squee’d my pants when I saw this, true story.
Circa also have a lot of hoilday items out at the minute, including an advent calender too! This fireside table and comfy looking chair are among my favourite of the larger items, so I positioned them careful so I could stare out of the window, incase there were.. you know.. vampires or wolves about…
so I could just get naked and wait.. figure out how to protect myself.
Circa meets Trompe Loeil here! The other C88 items from the Trompe include chairs, and a loveseat, in various colours to match the palette. They are comfy, and gorgeous and are definitely something you want in your little loveshack or getaway. I paired them up with a cute frosted mirror, and a few hanging pine decorations as well as a celestial side table and a noel candle decoration item from Circa! I couldn’t find my table, so it lives on the floor, you’ll understand, right? You have to visit both C88 and Circa to get your hands on these babies!
Here is a little something I threw together with some close ups of the gorgeous array of Circa going on in my Frostbite Cottage! You’ll agree it’s all adorable and it’s the little touches that make it worthwhile!
Now onto my other fave thing.. My C88 LoTD!!! I do love when a new round starts and I can play dress up for a while, especially because I love everything at C88, always, without exception (ok a few times there are exceptions, but not often!). Fashionably Dead came up with a GREAT item/s this time around! You get cute lil collared long sleeve dresses and Sweaters that fit over them! LIKE SNUG FIT!! Ugh so in love, you can wear as separates too, but I love that these fit together like a jigsaw, LOVE! I chose the yellowy colour and paired it with a black sweater, to compliment my Vail boots from Hucci! Shown here in Midnight, also available in Alpine, that is referring to the fur colour! Also worn is one of the 2 new Wasabi Pills styles. This is version 2, which comes in a lil pony, version 1 is free flowing down your back! Both very gorgeous.
Also worn are the gorgeous mesh La Gyo earrings, and of course, one of the new 3 Frostbite Glam Affair Skins! La Gyo have various items out for your perusal, but I love these earrings! So cute and colour change too! YAY! The skins, as you can imagine, made me fall in love. You can get the three looks shown below, I don’t know how you’d manage just one tho! I wouldn’t be able to resist the rosy cheeks, the icey eyes or the kissable gloss on any of the three!
More to come on Collabor88, but I hope you liked the above items for now! Except this tree, which is so cute it deserves to be here (Circa.. go! NOW!)
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…nearly.. I vowed not to do much christmassy on my blog until at LEAST December, we’re almost there and I have caved.
TROMPE LOEIL! WHAT IN THE WORLD… this is gorgeous! Cory has outdone herself once again with this fabulous Advent Calender! It will be available from tomorrow at The Arcade and is an interactive beauty! The Advent Calender itself is free, it’s the keys you are playing for, and for only $L25 a pop! The Calender is a gorgeous piece of work and after you rez your key, you get to watch the corresponding door open, the star light up and you are offered your prize! Do remember to click accept, you won’t get a second chance at the item, you’d have to get a new key! The doors can then be closed again so you can open and close them, keep it for decor, do what you want! The prizes inside vary, as you can tell from just the few I opened below. You can get lanterns, bows, snowflakes, tree decor… everything is so cute! I love this idea! Do remember if you are trading keys if it says USED it will NOT work on your calender, once the key is used it’s pretty much useless, except for decor!
Also on the christmas theme today… Schadenfreude have these gorgeous lil… I dunno what they are.. dolls? ornaments? wonderful things out for FLF! It’s a little preview of the items that will be available at The Arcade, and I for one am super excited about these, because they are SO EFFIN CUTE!
A mini look of the day from a few new thingers! The skin is from PXL and is the Gaia With Love Hunt Gift!! She’s a pale, pink beauty. Maybe not your everyday skin, but definitely very lovely and best of all it’s a hunt gift so it’s super cheap! Such a great bargain. I paired with with one of the awesome new jacket/top combos from Blueberry, my oh my.. these are delicious! A Leather Jacket with a Tank underneath, and each Jacket Colour… and there are a few, comes with various colours of tank too!!! I then pulled on the sexy mini skirt that is new from Red Mint. These are very versatile and come either alone, or with showing underwear, that you can colour via hud. I chose to wear it solo, but the underwear is a kind of tanga style with the strings your hips, the sizing for these is different too, you get between sizes so you should find a good match to your size. Also worn is one of Truth’s newer styles, still one of my faves, pose is from aDORKable!
Here is a brief peek at some of the colour options/combos you can find for the Blueberry Jackets, I really love the texturing on these babies, shiny but soft, not fake looking… just plain old sexy. Pretty sure you’ll find a colour that suits you, and what you wear!
Finally for today some eyes from Adore & Abhor for FLF!! You get all 5 in the pack and these are some starry looking beauties! With a bit of a galatic theme, these eyes aren’t your every day eyes up close, but from a distance you can’t see the superb detailing, so it’s up to you to wear them in close ups so you get the feel of them, or far away where they look like regular, gorgeous eyes! YAY!
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