Friday, August 15, 2014

Love Ulaa - Please Help

"Love Ulaa is a fundraising event which aims to raise at least $200 towards sending Ulaa Coronet to visit her terminally ill mother. She has raised half of her target herself through gofundme. Now it's time for the SL community to step in and lend a loving hand to one of our own."

Butterflies For Ulaa - Please Help
This morning I've received a group notice from Evangeline Miles of Evie's Closet, in which she speaks of her RL friend in the gentlest terms, and she applies for our help. I don't know Ulaa but I know what it means to be in her situation. Many years ago I had to take a plane literally in hours, hoping to be able to see my father still alive in another country. Luckily, I had the money to pay my fare. Ulaa is not this fortunate. The event is open until 18 August, so you have a few days to visit. Please go and spend your Linden Dollars in the best way possible.

Outfit: "Sigrid" by Evie'sCloset, a special version for the "Love Ulaa" event (250 L$).
Bun: part of the "Iona" hairdo in Cast Iron, by Discord Designs, available at the "Love Ulaa" event (180 L$ for a colour pack of 6 shades).
Hair: "Grace" in Black by Due, a special offer for the current round of "Enchantment" (250 L$ for a colour pack of 5 shades).
Jewellery: part of the "Persephone" outfit by Les Encantades - 100 L$ (a true deal, as the rest of the outfit is amazingly beautiful, too!), available at the We Love Role-Play event.
Skin: "Fairy" by Mudskin - June 2014 group gift; it is free to join the group.
Eyes: "Kaleido Eyes" in Night by Ikon - a former group gift, now available for 150 L$.
Pose: "Butterflies" by UncertainSmile - part of a three-piece pose and prop set, available at the "LoveUlaa" event (200 L$).
The picture was taken at Dawn of Radiance, the dreamily beautiful sim built by Silvermoon Fairey.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Pirate's Life

1 Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. 2 Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort, we pilfer, we filch, and sack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle, and even high-jack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. 3 Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char, inflame and ignite,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. 4 We're rascals, scoundrels, villains, and knaves,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. 5 Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We're beggars and blighters, ne'er-do-well cads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mothers and dads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho. 7 6 More from the fabulous Fantasy Gacha Carnival.
There are so many designers here, most with at two different gacha machines - so very dangerous! I've come the hard way to learn that if there is one item you really really want from a gacha - you are likely to spend far too much trying to get it! That said - all of the items I've ended up with are amazing!

First set :
Headdress : [Tia] Empress Headdress - RARE  L$ 75
Hair : little bones. Pirate Wench DipDye&Fades L$ 99
Top : -Pixicat- Crew.Vest - White   L$ 75
Fans : [BlackPearls] War Fans v08 common  L$ 50
Skirt : *{JuneBug}* Flowing Skirt [Crimson] M  L$ 50
(Anyone looking for any swaps from Junebug - let me know! I have the skirts and bows in all colours, and two of the Ultra Rare sets - I'm looking for the Rare set in Crimson or Black!)

Second Set :
Headdress : ! !Sax Shepherd Designs ~ Gatcha ~ Buccaneer Beads ~ Barataria Headpiece  L$ 50
Hair : little bones. Pirate Wench DipDye&Fades  L$ 99
Dress : =Kio= Oriental Desire - Purple  L$ 75

Third Set :
Hair : .ploom. YAR!- Candy RARE   L$ 99
Necklace :  .Enfant Terrible. Moonchild necklace black   L$ 75
Top and Skirt : Luas - Valkiria - Red   L$ 50
Gauntlets : *sweet Kajira* Awildr   L$ 75
Stockings : .Things. - Viking Stockings Red   L$ 75
Pose :  Infiniti . - Paper Birds - 12  L$ 50

Taxi :Acerbus Silva

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Riding the rails

It was the era of speed. The twenties roared with shining engines and sparkled with modernity. The horrors of the Great War were not forgotten, they were just that bit harder to see when eyes were dazzled by movement, chrome and sequins. 1 Spitfire welcomed this change, along with all others of her age. The nights were long, free to be enjoyed. Beerhalls stayed open until the dawn, jazz spilled from windows and doorways. She rode the rails between nightclubs, a buccaneer in each carriage, one eye ever open for thrills to come. 3 In the darkest hours of night, she sailed her landbound ship alone, wheels trundling along tracks, wearing to a brilliant shine in the moonlight. Her cabin aglow, sliding through the shadows of the city, the cobbled hills her own high seas. 4 The Fantasy Gacha Carnival is something of a treasure trove. Ok ok I'll stop with the pirate references 
- just such the vibe I get from this dress! 
YumYums have these beautiful items in the Carnival in this round which begins on August 8th. 
Dress, shoes, eye-patch and hat are available in a range of colours, red, green, purple blue, from commons to ULTRA RARE pink. All for just L$ 50!

Spitfire wears:
Hair : Analog Dog - PopScotch - Blacks L$ 275
Analog Dog
Skin : Deetalez Skin Shanice No.4 eyeliner (Skin retirement sale)
Eyes :  Chus! Poppet Lens in Spawn L$ FREE
Chus! Marketplace
Dress, Eyepatch, Hat and Shoes :  .{yumyums}. Miss Captain Heart
Amazing texture on the dress, the shading is perfect. The shoes are for SLink High Mesh feet. Love this!
Available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival here from 08/08/2014:

Acerbus Silva

The sim where the pictures were taken is a current favourite of mine. A beautiful rendering of Stuttgart.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Forest awakening

Fearful heart Deep in her heart was the forest. In the heart of the forest she dwelt. Pines and sentinals formed a near impenetrable barrier around the border; stray trees grew here and there, camouflage in the wilderness. Through the labyrinth of  thickets and thorns, near the centre of the forest, the trees grew less dense. Needles gave way to broad leaves, boughs and branches spread under sun and moon. The clearing ringed a tarn, neither deep nor broad enough to be called a lake, but it brought life to the whole wood, and to her. 3 Each season she woke, covered in fallen leaves or encased in ice. The creatures of the forest scuttled over her skin rousing her from slumber. Water dripped from her hair as her bare feet curled into the leaf litter and loam. Sun and moon beams dappled her skin as she moved slowly around the clearing, her touch caressing bark and fur as she came back to life. Flames flickered, kindling into being on her horns, lighting up the night. 3 Fully awakened, fully alive the forest around her bloomed or withered as was its season. In the clearing she held her court. The throne's eyes were open, the time for judgement was at hand. All the business of the forest must be conducted before the moon waned, and her candles guttered. So little time each season to take in all the beauty her energy created. The woods were so beautiful. She would take the time to enjoy them. 2

Skin :  :[P]:- Astrali Skin :// Auriga L$ 1099
This skin comes in three versions, basic - shown here, cover up and toned down. Seven eye shadows, six other lip and face make up mods and eight brow options.
The Plastik
Hair :  (r)M Hair No.25'14 - Cherry Brown - from Blacks Pack L$ 287
Incredible value here for this amazing hair. The Blacks colourpack contains five tones.
( r e d ) M i n t
Eyes :  :[P]:-Haunt Collection-The Cell L$ 119
Corset :  :[P]:- Anasaze Corset :// Wrought Leather with Hips  L$ 289
Beautiful tooled leather under bust corset. Can be worn with or without the additional hip sections.
Horns : :[P]:- Living Light Horns [Complete-Light]:// Bound  L$ 449
Twelve. That's right, twelve different versions of these beauties. With and without candles, with and without ribbons. There are additional packs available for yet more colour options at the mainstore.
Armour :  [The Forge] Lorien Bracer Set - (Rustic Gold) L$ 450
This pack comes with four coloured gemstone options. They are much brighter in colour than shown here - but are mod! I've darkened them considerably (to 16 from 100) for the look I wanted here.
The Forge
Pose (Picture 1) : Del May - Fearful heart #1 L$ 50
Del May
Chair : Boudoir - UnSeelie Fairy Queen Wearable Throne L$ 250
Natural and super creepy with its eyes! Prim heavy - wear - don't rez!
Setting : Studio Skye : Four Season Enchanted Pond from 100% MESH  L$ 699
This is a great section for landscaping, especially if you already have similar items from Studio Skye. One click changes the season of all sections you have rezzed. This Enchanted Pond comes in two versions, one with prim water, and one without. For those lucky enough to have land at sea level, this can be rezzed and placed slightly in the water, so you get all the windlight options for water in your scene.
Studio Skye


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 ...
and go shopping here!


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
Eyes : The Skin Shop - Reflect Green Pack (Emerald) L$ 275