Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hair Fair 2014

A woman went out walking one day, through a world filled with coloured boxes. In the boxes, lay yet more, stacked on shelves, and arranged neatly on tables. Tables were surrounded with chairs, all in rows, all facing the boxes. In these chairs, and in these boxes lay new identities. Some came at a price, others were free for the taking. She would try as many as she could...
Redmint 1 (r)M Hair No.23'14, Exclusive Color - Hair Fair 2014 Gift Adoness Adoness - a: asteria: plumify (comes with the beautiful hairbase) Bizzare [Bizarre Hair] "Bizarre Dollarbee Vintage" (comes with matching hairbase, jewellery and a Hairdryer!) Amacci Amacci - Hair Fair 2014 Gift - Zoe (Variant pack) HUD with this hair gives you 29 colour options!Mina MINA Hair - Goodiebag HF2014 - Noor Essentials - HUD has 7 colours, comes with Materials enabled hair! Alice Project Alice Project - National Anthem II - Medley - TWO hairstyles in this gift, the HUD has 30 basic colours, with further options for colouring the roots, or adding streaks, and perhaps my all time favourite invention - the Randomize!
These amazing hairstyles are just some of the GIFTS at this years Hairfair. Four SIMS of stores showcasing new and generally mindblowing hair. I wanted to cover some of what these creators are giving away for free, incentive, as if more were needed to go and buy - many styles on sale are donating a percentage of the sale price to Wigs For Kids.
You can read more about this worthwhile endeavour here ...
http://www.wigsforkids.org/
and go shopping here!

Brunette
Noirette
Redhead
Blonde

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summertime fun

3 Oh, when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof 
And your shoes get so hot, you wish your tired feet were fireproof 6 Under the boardwalk, down by the sea 
On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be 5 From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel,
Mmm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell 4 Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah 
On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be...

Summertime is here!
So is the Secret Affair event. From July 15th to the 29th. The chosen them is: Medieval Masquerade, with a touch of William Shakespeare's "A midsummer night's dream". Here shown is the 'Summertime Sun Dress' from YumYums. Two versions shown, the first dress, all white top and a second, with side panels matching the skirt. As you can see from the last picture above, the dress is even lined! 


Also shown are the Yum Yums items from 'The Pier Market' event. This bi-weekly event currently has a nautical theme, these great anchor bracelets are available in many colours, and can be worn on either wrist. 


Image 1
Dress : .{yumyums}. Summertime Sun Dress {Lavender V2}
Bracelet : .{yumyums}. Sailors Token {Bronze Anchor}

Image 2
Dress : .{yumyums}. Summertime Sun Dress {Peach V1}
Bracelet : .{yumyums}. Sailors Token {Sailor Anchor}

Image 3
Dress : .{yumyums}. Summertime Sun Dress {Sunshine V2}
Bracelet : .{yumyums}. Sailors Token {Steel Anchor}

Image 4
Dress : .{yumyums}. Summertime Sun Dress {Mint V1}
Bracelet : .{yumyums}. Sailors Token {Brass Anchor}

Also shown :
Hair :  +Spellbound+ Gwendalynn - Medium // Unnatural Ombres & Dips
Skin :  Deetalez - Elly rose lips brown smoke eyes CARAMEL
Eyes :  The Skin Shop (Eyecolour) 'Reflect' (Emerald)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Vengeance in the woods

1 Arianna had searched the forest. Weeks had passed since she had heard from her elder sister. While this wasn't unusual in itself, her sister had been in touch so often lately, bragging of her new house. "Oh you should see the windows, they are so clear, clear as glass." She rolled her eyes, as line after line of script in her siblings cramped, arthritic hand slid through her mind's eye. "The walls, so straight, not askew and tumbledown like your town..." So she lived in a town, near to her friends, and yeah, the area wasn't exactly enticing to many, but Arianna loved it, so what? "My pride and joy is my new stove." her sister had bragged, "Not an easy thing to keep running, woodfired as it is, and the chimney going up through the roof. Those gingerbread tiles will have to be replaced at least every five years." Rounding the bend in the path, she stumbled, and came to a halt. The house, so beautifully rendered, was in ruin. Sugarwork windows smashed, gingerbread tiles sliding away from an enormous burned hole in the roof, the door, a masterpiece of the chocolatier's art hung from its candycane frame at a crazy angle, and inside...
Leading away from the destruction were footsteps, four small, and two huge. 
She would follow, away from the taint of smoke in the air, and she would have her vengeance. 2 We <3 Roleplay

This ongoing event with ever changing vendors is an Aladdin's cave of excellent, and cut price items for all manner of roleplaying genre. Get on over and check it out!
We <3 Roleplay

Arianna wears :
Hair : +Spellbound+ Gwendalynn // Natural Selection L$ 260
Great hair, the pack comes with 3 standard mesh sizes, all capable of wear with mesh bewbs, and another for those without this particular enhancement. HUD driven, there are 14 colour options, from blacks and whites through reds, browns and blondes. There are also four crowns included! They come in gold, bronze, black and ruby.
Jewellery :  :[P]:-Krysis Jewelry Sets:// Nightmother. L$ 89
Black jewellery? I'm there! The detailing on this set is everything you would expect from The Plastik, at a truly amazing price. The set contains the collar, horns and earrings shown here. There are also shorter versions of the earrings, a lip ring, belly piercing, necklaces on cords and chains and on and on and on!
Outfit : [Velvet/Whip] Tracker Outfit Dark Red.  L$ 125
Fantastically versatile outfit. Waistcoat, pants and belt are all separates, the detailing on each is outstanding. If red isn't your thing, this outfit is available in different colours at We <3 Roleplay.

Also shown - not from this event -

Skin : DeeTaleZ Skin Delicious Skin ELLY rose smokey Caramel L$ 199
Deetalez 
Eyes : The Skin Shop - Reflect Green Pack (Emerald) L$ 275
TheSkinShop

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tempestuous makeover

Something a little unusual tonight! A before and after 'makeover'. Sometimes, you just need a little retail therapy. If that's followed by a trip to the theatre, so much the better. Here's the before of my friend and muse, Isolde, one part of my heart.
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SCENE I. On a ship at sea: a tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning is heard. 2 You are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more; use your authority: if you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap. Cheerly, good hearts! 4 Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground, long heath, brown furze, any thing. The wills above be done! but I would fain die a dry death. 3 Lie there, my art. Wipe thou thine eyes; have comfort. The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd the very virtue of compassion in thee, I have with such provision in mine art So safely ordered that there is no soul-- No, not so much perdition as an hair betid to any creature in the vessel which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. 5 The jewel in my dower, I would not wish any companion in the world but you, Nor can imagination form a shape, besides yourself, to like of. 10 O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound and crown what I profess with kind event if I speak true! if hollowly, invert what best is boded me to mischief! I beyond all limit of what else i' the world do love, prize, honour you. 7 My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues off and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. 8 Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices that, if I then had waked after long sleep, will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, the clouds methought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me that, when I waked, I cried to dream again. 9 
Rhapsody is an event all about music. The Hottie Cooterati have put together a SIM of sounds, with sections and stores dedicated to genres from Jazz to Punk, through Metal Disco and Pop! There's close to 100 stores, these, and the themed rooms are amazing. I did NOT want to leave the tartan and zips of the Punk room! Unless otherwise stated, items below are from the event, which runs until 12th July, so you will need to get a wriggle on, or shake your groove thang, boogie on over to...
Rhapsody

Isolde wears;
Skin : DeeTaleZ - Delicious Skin L$ 199
More prettiness from the Deetalez sale!
Appliers : DeeTaleZ *Appliers* Delicious Skins Slink Feet L$ 280
Deetalez
Feet : Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High  L$ 675
Fabulous fabulous feet!
Slink
Hair : MINA - Jett / Brett - Light blond  L$ 250
Fantastic MESH hair, comes with three sizes for bois and girlz, Materials and non-Materials, five HUD driven tonal shades. Three styles of hairbase too!
Dress : DGD Frilly Cthulhu Dress L$ 250
Both Isolde and I love this dress SO much, we are buying the fabric and making in RL. No higher praise possible!
Shoes : [Miseria] Slayer Platforms - Plum L$ 249
So, so, so pretty. And Spiky. These beauties work with High Slink feet.

Vyl wears;
Skin : DeeTaleZ Skin Delicious Skin ELLY rose smokey Caramel L$ 199
Appliers : DeeTaleZ *Appliers* Delicious Skins Slink Feet L$ 280
Deetalez
Feet : Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High  L$ 675
Slink
Hair : MINA - Jett / Brett - Blacks  L$ 250
I bought the Blacks pack, again with five colour option as above, but the hair when first put on is white, and I loved it so much, I've not tried the others yet! 
Dress : -Pixicat- TheDark.Dress (Roots)  L$ 350
Wow. Amazing texturing. Look at the metal. Look at it! Materials FTW. There's something about this dress, available in different textures, each with 5 HUD driven colour options. Spikes can also be removed, if you like that kinda thing.
Shoes : [Miseria] Slayer Platforms - Blood L$ 249
Of COURSE I had to have these too!

All credit to Shakespeare - If you haven't seen the Tempest, perhaps now you might!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Green Mire

a The mire had many moods, many colours and many names. Each person visiting, day tripping, fishing or camping saw it in their own way. It appeared different to them because it was. f Straying from the path was dangerous, so read the signs, rotten and tilted along the edge of the road. Hardtop disintegrated into gravel and gave way to mud. Pathways diverted here and there, some strewn with shotgun shells, others with candy wrappers. The one she had chosen that day led through dappled sunlight, rotten boards beneath her feet took her to the hammock. c Long hours Athena had spent in the hammock that day, as the sun moved across the sky, crickets chirped in the grasses, and toads joined in chorus from the marsh. As dusk fell, and noises of others in the area faded away she moved, following the last of the light. d On the far side of the marshy peninsular stone statues moved, the low grinding sound of their motion vibrating through the mire. In the distance, shouts came, youthful voices of exultation echoed through the trees, then silence caused her to turn. b Following the direction from where the last shouts had come, Athena passed what she took as their camp site, a tent, and a boat, two sleeping bags, so small. Following the path up the hill, small footprints in the mud, chasing, chasing the silence. Over the rise, and there was the hollow. Glowing with some otherworldly light. Who could resist? She had to descend into it, had to find out... e Madpeas are here again!

The Green Mire is another immersive adventure playground, this time set in a truly beautiful marshy woodland. There's nooks and crannies to explore, and part one of a storyline to follow, with more promised on the way. For this section of the game, you will need to have sounds on! Bring your camera, and bring your break, you will need both.

Athena wears:
Skin : DeeTaleZ Skin DELICIOUS Skin Shanice No.4 CARAMEL L$ 199
Deetalez is retiring the Delicious skin range to make room for new skins at their mainstore, so have put these beauties for sale at a discounted price. These skins are so so pretty, each tone option comes with different versions, normal, freckles, eyeliner and cheekbones. 
Appliers for Slink feet L$ 210
Deetalez
Hair : TRUTH  - Tyr - Colours L$ 250
Beautiful hair from Truth. Normal, and two options for those with mesh bewbs to avoid conflicts! HUD for this 'colours' pack has 33, yes that's right 33 colour options!
Truth
Eyes : TheSkinShop - Reflect  Green Pack  L$ 275
I'll be using these again! Really pretty, great texture to the iris. Here shown wearing 'Amazona'.
TheSkinShop
Tattoo : +REDRUM+ Moth Tattoo L$ 119
This mothstrewn tattoo features fabulous detailing of the Hawk or Sphinx moth. It includes 5 different colours for you to choose from, here shown wearing the 'Grey'.
+REDRUM+
Top : =Razorblade Jacket= Criss Cross Tank /// Aqua  L$ 149
Fantastic tones to this Aqua / Teal MESH top
Razorblade Jacket
Pants : Yasum *MESH*Capri Joggers* L$ 250
These excellent pants were bought at the recent Fashion For Life event, raising money to fight cancer through Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. 100% of the price of this item was donated straight to the charity. You can find the mainstore here...
Yasum
Shoes : Essenz - Detroit (Black) L$ 280
Again a purchase from Fashion for Life - the fabulous shoes are fast becoming a firm favourite. Perfect for your high Slink feet!
Essenz

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dawn to Midnight - Fashion For Life 2014

4 High above the rooftops of the city stood the beacon. On the beacon Dawn waited. 2 She had waited all night, just as she did; each and every night. 3 People thought she was a morning person. They were wrong. She was THE morning person, and for that, she stayed up all night.


9 Eleven o'clock was mere hours away, the time the ball was due to start. She and the palace workers had spent weeks dusting away cobwebs and polishing the floor until it shone like burnished gold. Now, wrapped up in silk to match the sky of approaching midnight, she paced the floor. Waiting, waiting, heartbeat racing; then finally, the first knock at the door. 8 working
More from the fabulous Fashion For Life 2014!

Dawn wears :
Hair :  *~*Damselfly*~*Kippar Mesh Bubblegum L$ 200
25% of this goes directly to Relay for Life. Another shade from the many to choose from in the fabulous Bubblegum tones HUD for this style.
Dress :  [LeeZu!] Metropolis Dress M (mesh,material) Couture Black L$ 350
25% of this goes directly to the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life
Now, I know I'm always positive about items I blog here, why would I blog things I didn't like? But this, this is in a league of its own. The design of this is something else. Layers of fabric akin to articulated armour, all in beautifully textured fabric. 
Shoes :  HEYDRA Sera V2 Slink Heel Blue L$ 199
50% of this goes directly to Relay for Life. These beautiful heels are amazing. For your High Slink feet, the colour and style it gorgeous.

Midnight wears :
Hair :  *~*Damselfly*~*Brandell Dark Reds  L$ 200
25% of this goes directly to Relay for Life. More lovely hair from Damselfly, the Dark Reds HUD has the TWENTY colour options, including this pretty blue fade.
Dress : ~The Library~ Athena Dress-Midnight L$ 300
100% of this goes direct to the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. The talents behind The Library have done it again! Fashion trends are just as real in SL as RL, here the same flowing articulation is worked in the fabric. The beautiful midnight silk is offset perfectly by the metallic shoulder piece.


Fashion for Life runs until the 20th - so get on over to the Sims, and do something wonderful by shopping!
There is also a 'Passport' game to play - pick up a HUD, then on each SIM, in the GACHA section, there's a souvenir to purchase for L$ 50. Wear or add, and your passport gets a stamp. Collect em all, and head back to the TP point of any of the Sims, and pick your Prize, donated by some of the great designers at the event. I went for the -IrodorI- Red peony, a complete outfit with hair! I think it looks pretty good too!
Snapshot_010

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Surprises

They found the house in the late afternoon. They knew that the weather would change in the evening so this was more than a welcome surprise. It meant they could rest.  Fizzla had to slice the electric lock of the door which took a while. But it meant that somehow the house seemed to have electricity which was a surprise as most devices had been destroyed in the catastrophe. It gave them the hope that it would be a good safehouse for a while. Especially since they had not seen any tracks of others in the area. When they finally got inside they were amazed although not everything they found inside seemed to be of use for them.
Problems-of-a-beast
The first picture has been taken in the Stillness in Time Skyloft from 22769 Bauwerk. The skybox is made of mesh and is perfect for those who like a lot of wall space for pictures. It also already has an artwork inside (which can be hidden).
Epic made a helmet which reminds on the helmet worn by tank girl in the comics with the same name. Different from the comics this one comes with cat ears. It is very well textured and all the little details make it look really cute at the moment it is being sold as a donation item at fashion for life. Moola created a bunch of t-shirts. The one on the pictures shows a monkey. The Melody skirt from Somnia is textured so that it looks like the keys of a piano. Both items are made of mesh and come in the standard sizes. The ingrid mesh hair from wasabi pills is a playful and slightly wild cut. It also has the benefit of fitting well under helmets in case of not wanting to wear a helmet without hair.  cat-helmet
Bliensen + MaiTai created heels for fashion for life. The shoes are available in many colours and each of those colours comes with a hud which allows to change the tone as well as the colours of some parts of the shoes. The tones are all very vibrant and having the chance to switch between tones allows to match them perfectly to an outfit.  heels
Items:
Helmet: *Epic* Tank Girlie Helmet w/Goggles {Neko} (Fashion for Life)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ingrid Mesh Hair
Shirt: ~*Moolala*~ Female Tee (Bangkok Monkey) (Fashion for Life)
Skirt: .: Somnia :. Melody (Fashion for Life)
Legs: *Epic* Barbs & Blood Slouchie Digi Warmers
High heels: Bliensen + MaiTai - Bolero   (Fashion for Life)

Skybox: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Stillness in Time Skyloft