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

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.
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...

Isolde wears;
Skin : DeeTaleZ - Delicious Skin L$ 199
More prettiness from the Deetalez sale!
Appliers : DeeTaleZ *Appliers* Delicious Skins Slink Feet L$ 280
Feet : Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High  L$ 675
Fabulous fabulous feet!
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
Feet : Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High  L$ 675
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
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!
Eyes : TheSkinShop - Reflect  Green Pack  L$ 275
I'll be using these again! Really pretty, great texture to the iris. Here shown wearing 'Amazona'.
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'.
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...
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!

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!