Friday, September 4, 2015

Climbing the tower

Her heels rang against the ageing metal, the soft swish of her gown did little to break the silence of the Paris dawn, but the heels were another story, all three hundred and forty seven steps...
There was no argument that the premier étage was a remarkable location for an early morning fashion shoot; the light was beautiful, the crowds still fast asleep in their beds.
All she needed now was for the photographer to find the perfect angle, the right balance of light and shadow. Then she could kick off those heels and run back down the stairs, to find a café au lait and a croissant.

 ::PARIS DISTRICT:: Fashion Event-
PARIS DISTRICT is a monthly event hosted by the owner of Paris 1900 and 2000.
27 creators of all kinds : clothes, hair, shoes, and more in a Parisian setting offering a gentle, relaxed atmosphere in which to shop.

Skin : DS'ELLES-Skin CERISE-Porcelaine- Eyebrows BRUN
Beautiful skin as ever from DS'Elles. Once you have the appliers for one skintone - you are set for any other skin you buy in that tone. Bargain! The skin comes with four brow colour options, and one no-brow. 
Gown :  !:Lybra:! Aurelie (EM) White
Amazing gown. We are all used to everything we see in SL being a 'texture', some of us may even have experimented with texturing our own builds or designs. This gown is one of the few items I've seen in SL which really gives a feeling of tactile texture. The design feels so 3D its hard to believe its just a picture, it feels like devoré.

 Other items shown :
Hair :   pr!tty - Ariel - {Medium Roots}
Eyes :  DS'ELLES -EYES Prunelle bleu violet
Tattoo :  Letis Tattoo :: Agilkia :: 35%
Hands and Feet :  Slink Avatar Enhancement V2.1
Shoes : POMPOSITY - Evil Bunnie M'Lady Shoes - Black

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More Enchantment...

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is the tides flow and stars to light my eye;
And my fins flick at the wind’s song and the white waves shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long night’s over.

More from Enchantment!

Hair : +Spellbound+ Sirena // Chapter III : Magic:   L$ 350
Skin : Essences - Ariel02 *medium01* brunette.  L$ 199
Eyes : Clemmm - Unwanted Fog  L$ 73
Bikini : FDD Stories *Little Mermaid* Top and Bottoms in Black - separate gacha wins L$ 75 per try.

(My apologies to John Masefield ^^)

Saturday, August 22, 2015


The sands in the shallows were soft, the water warmed by penetrating sunbeams rippling across the low forest of kelp, shifting and rippling in the gentle tide.
Naia liked to spend the early morning hours in the pale blue light; resting, letting the exertions of the night and the depths ease out of her muscles and mind.
Even now, she faced away from the shallows, away from the safety of the city with its temples, homes, and schools; to where the light and warmth met the drop off. Naia appreciated the work of all those behind her, as they relied on her and her companions. As she had grown her childhood fascination with the deep had become an obsession; her silver colouring made her an ideal candidate for the Guardians. Now daily, she built her strength in the safety of sunlight, preparing for the excitement of new discovery and dangers in the deep.

Enchantment is a quarterly shopping event with a fairytale theme. The fairytale chosen for this round is The Little Mermaid. Creators design exclusive items matching the chosen fairytale. There is a hunt, with exclusive gifts, all you have to do is find all the shells. Info and hints are available at the landing point. There is also a fairytale ball, costume contests and photo contests, as well as live performances, and art showcases. Enchantment is open from August 14th until September 4th. 


Skin : Essences - Ariel02 *medium01* brunette. L$ 199
Hair : .Olive. the Pearl Hair - Color Fades L$ 340
Eyes : Clemmm - Unwanted Fog  L$ 73
Makeup : .ARISE. Mermaid Mask / Green:  L$ 99
Mer Body : ALEGRIA Metal Mermaid Body Silver (V) L$ 300

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sail away...

Frances had had an unusual summer so far. Work had mercifully come to an end, she had always worked long hours, for little pay or recognition, summer was her own, her chance to be catch up and rest. She had looked forward to getting all the little jobs done, reading, walking in the park. The first morning of summer had dawned with a warm golden light, even as the letter which would cast such a shadow over the following weeks fell through the letterbox onto the welcome mat.
The letter spoke of the death of her Grandfather, also her namesake. She couldn't understand. Over the years the family had drifted apart, as so often they did, but they had always come together during the holidays, out at the shore. This made no sense. Died and cremated before she had been informed? She had been bequeathed all his possessions, his apartment, from the folds of paper taken from the envelope fell a key.
It had been a longer darker journey from that day to this thank she cared to remember. Her eyes had been opened to sights and scenes she had never considered possible in the course of a normal life. As it turned out, there was no such thing, and there never had been. She had made it through, and now, relaxation had very much been earned. And so Frances took what had come to her in stages, let go of the bad, kept hold of the good; loosing the mainsail to catch the breeze, the Madpea sailed off into the sunset.

Madpeas newest venture The Collection is open! As you may expect from those insane legumes, its a point and click adventure, sending you across the grid chasing clues and objects - and this time - no demonic chickens!
There are 3 levels of entry, HUDs which can be bought for differing amounts, L$ 100, L$ 300 and L$ 800 leading to different ranges of prizes. There is a start zone, and end zone and 13 stops along the way at some of SL's best known and most awesome creator's locations.
Your starting point can be found here:

Prizes shown :
Boat : Bandit - Madpea
A fully fledged sailing boat, take to SL's seven seas in this beauty! Comes with a manual and a guide to SIMs to get started, ahoy mateys!
Tattoo : [White~Widow] Steppin'
Two versions - comes with just about every applier you can think of!
Bikini : Sepph Fashion - Knitted Bikini and Shorts
This one's got the girls and the boys covered, here the boys shorts are shown with the bikini top.

Also shown :
Skin : Ds'Elles Aline in Neva
From the FAD shopping event FAD
4 colors available in this beautiful skin (porcelaine , neva , colorado, java). Appliers available!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wayward Carnival

At the Wayward Carnival the sun was shining, iridescent scales glinted on the seahorses circling the carousel. Soft music drifted in dreamy waves from brass pipes, enticing people from gardens and shore.
Meri had ridden in circles for hours. She was always on the beach before dawn had fully lit the sky, that morning had heard the music, and followed its strains. Crowds had built up around her, the Carnival was so popular when it came. Now as she climbed down from her mount, happy to let others take a spin, she found herself dizzied by the change.
She stood between two of the fine seahorses, a hand resting on the reins of each, steadying herself as much as the riders, the gossamer material of her skirt fluttered with the motion of the ride.
As soon as she could see straight, she would venture along the shore front, the boardwalk resounded with thousands of feet, happy voices raised in exclamation at the pretty stands and stalls. Shrieks of joy came from the field, flung from those on far wilder rides than the carousel. There was so much to see and to enjoy. The Wayward Carnival came just once a year, she would have to enjoy it while it lasted.

The Wayward Carnival from Wayward Events is sponsored by Alchemist, Cheeky Pea, Little Branch, NYU, Pink Acid & Soy. The SIM contains stalls featuring work from some of SLs best creators and designers, as well as carnival rides and activities for you to enjoy. The event runs until 30th July. 

Wayward Carnival

Skin : [PXL] Shara NAT Carnival ~ Makeup02 L$ 499
Skin appliers :  [PXL] Slink Body Mesh NAT applier  L$ 250
Top : {amiable} Shoulder Frilled Bow Top_White/Purple.  L$ 100
Skirt : {Reverie} -Dream On- Black Skirt  L$ 250
Lower tattoo : .Things.- Fehu Tattoo (includes appliers)  L$ 169
Shoes : *League* Vintage T-Bar Pumps -Turquoise.  L$ 325

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hair Fair 2015 - Part 2


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:::Phoenix::: Roxane Hair Black/Whites: L$ 250
20% Donation to Wigs for Kids
18 HUD controlled colours, different sizes and fitmesh versions

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::TI:: Harmony Hair - Pack3: L$ 270
My apologies - I totally missed the donation amount here!
Hair, and Hair for Bewbs versions. Three colours for the metal head chains included. 7 colours controlled by HUD.

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Tameless Uma - Fades: L$ 249
20% Donation to Wigs for Kids
Hair, and Hair for Bewbs. Hairbases for days, there's LOADS. HUD controlled Fades, Streaks Fades, Streaks Fantasy and Streaks Naturals.

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Zalea - Peyton - Zealot Pack L$ 849
40% Donation to Wigs for Kids
36 HUD driven colours. 36!!!

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Blueberry - Ida - Hair Design - Unicorns L$ 250
100% Donation to Wigs for Kids
Hair comes in small, medium and large sizes. 40 truly beautiful fade shades.

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[e] Desta - Redheads... L$ 285.
15% Donation to Wigs for Kids
I love a designer who makes the colour of the hair worn on the ad visible! This fabulous hair comes with 12 colours, AND 8 ombres.

The dress worn in all of my Hair Fair pics is from The Plastik's new satellite store.
 :[P]:- Helenius Dress:// Kora

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hair Fair 2015 Part 1

The Hair Fair is celebrating it's 10th anniversary! Four Sims of fabulous hair, with SL's best designers showcasing their art, and their generosity. Many hairs available at the fair donate a percentage of the purchase price to Wigs for Kids who for over 30 years have been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families. A fantastic cause. You can read more about the charity here, wigsforkids and go shopping here! (Blonde and Brunette today, Redhead and Noirette to follow.)

Hair Fair - Blonde

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pr!tty - Ariel - {Reds} L$ 200
15% Donation to Wigs for Kids
Comes with roots and no roots versions (roots shown) two HUDS giving 12 colour options
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!Ohmai Salon: Omakase [Rainbow Brites] L$ 200
30% Donation to Wigs for Kids
The fishy is animated, and wiggles from time to time - and is removable if a mobile fish skeleton in your hair is not your thing (you weirdo) - 7 hairbases included, hair in rigged and unrigged mesh. HUD controls the seven available colours.
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little bones. Potion - DipDye&Fades L$ 300
20% Donation to Wigs for Kids
Hair in two sizes, with additional versions to fit the larger bewb. 15 of little bones beautiful colour fades in the HUD.

And from the Brunette Sim...

Hair Fair - Brunette
wasabi pills clove storm_002 /Wasabi Pills/ Clove Mesh Hair - Blacks Pack L$ 250 I'm sorry when I was at the hairfair I didn't see signs for donation amounts in the booth - and now its so crowded I cannae get in to check! The hair is beautiful - as ever, four tones, four hairbases, two styles for differing bewb sizes, and a HUD to change the colour of the hair clips.
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Hair : !lamb. Bernice (Mesh) - Ink - a GIFT at the Hairfair Beautiful short hair - very flapper! This gift from !Lamb contains this hair in seven colours!
Accessories : Zisbka - Aiah headpiece, collar, shoulder. Joss Eyeshadow - GIFTS at the Hairfair Fabulous accessories in this gift, colour change via included HUD. There are 12, yes, 12 eyeshadow colours included!