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SL16B – Gifts – Linden Homes – Exhibits

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If I timed this right this post should hit the stands just as Second Lifes Sweet 16th is open to the public. It opens at 10am SLT on the 20th of June 2019 and it is going to be an exciting event. The Hop & Shop as mentioned yesterday has gifts in every booth, and there are a hundred stores as part of this wonderful event. All booths also have discounted items, starting at 20% and going up as high as 75%.

The clothing and accessories worn in today’s post are all GIFTS at the event. Even my Slink Hourglass Bundle is discounted during the festivities as are the Physique Original Body Bundle and the Physique Male Bundle, the shoes I have on are the Slink gift for women at the event.

I have included pictures of all the booths, and you can see how amazing this event will be and how much time you will truly need to cover it all.

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Also part of the SL16B celebrations is the reveal of the new Linden Homes theme. The theme is very different than the builds so far, and for those wanting to not just live somewhere but actually cohabitate these will be so much fun. I am already looking forward to immersing myself in these themes many opportunities for community development and role-playing scenarios. I can also see a full region of pink in the future because nothing will be more fun than getting all the neighbours on board with that idea.

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I ran into Patch Linden while he was going over the showcase area, and he was very pleased with the plans for these and other homes in the future. He also has a Meet & Greet planned for this coming Monday – Calendar of Events – so that he can answer questions about all things Linden Homes related. As this is just a rough layout keep in mind that the Moles are hard at work creating the final layouts of these new areas, and I cannot wait to see them finished. I actually saw the new Taylor Swift video a few hours after running into Patch and laughed hysterically at how just on point the Lindens are.

 

The Sweet 16 inspired theme of the overall event is throughout the many regions dedicated to it, and if you explore the exhibits done by many Second Life Residents it is fun to see their own take on this Retro vibe. Old Movie Theatres, Beach Party scenes and some very big statues, with bubbles and puppies and even a huge hydrant and cuffs dedicated to first responders. Take the time to visit all aspects of this great time of the year.

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One of my favourite sections was the time capsule like build, with all the years’ history of Second Life gathered together. I won’t say I was not disappointed to not see ‘and along came Sasy Scarborough’ in the 2006 section but I did squeal with delight at Hair Fair being mentioned as that was also its very first year.

Another exciting thing that Patch told me was that the four new avatar looks at the Welcome area on the Pizazz region are for limited SL16B time only, so make sure you grab them as a memento of the visit.

Then when you zoom over to the Hop & Shop you can start collecting all the gifts and shop like a crazy person like I did, and look as fabulous as I feel right now.

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SL16B Official Shopping Event:
Tinseled
Aurelian
Halcyon
Golden
Gilded

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Stardust 50% Off @ SL16B 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Skin Applier Alessa – League

Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink 20% OFF @ SL16B

Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair

Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair

BubbleGum Lipgloss – AlaskaMetro GIFT @ SL16B

Hair:

Angel – Lamb GIFT @ SL16B

Clothes:

YouthQuake Dress – Fashionably Dead GIFT @ SL16B

Shoes :

Lisa Marie Shoes Toast Glitter (Slink High/Deluxe Feet) – Slink GIFT @ SL16B

Accessories :

Bangle – Formanails GIFT @ SL16B

Heckroth 3

Heckroth 3

If I was going to make a stunning dress with cut out panels, I would call it Grazia too. Often you see named items, and you know who they were named after, this dress is spot on. The style is sophisticated, and alluring, and just everything that says Grazia (Horwitz). I love the style of this dress, and I was able to colour change my shoes by Empire to match the black and brown look.

The short hair, also an homage to Grazia, not by the creator but by me, as it is when she rocks out the shorter styles that I go YEAH! and this one is perfect. The style ensemble was wrapped up with these bracelets by Mandala, that have such a powerful look to them, they are called Yolo, which gives you even more attitude.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

Everglow

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – Lelutka

Kat Face Appliers – Glam Affair 

Lara Body 3.5 – Maitreya

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 142 – Flair

Hair:

Drew – Wasabi Pills @ Hairology

Clothes:

Grazia Dress – Thalia Heckroth

Shoes :

Foxglove shoes – Empire

Accessories :

Yolo Bracelets – Mandala


Heckroth 1

Heckroth 1

There has been an update to the Maitreya Lara body, and while taking her for a spin I decided to hit up a store that makes exclusively for the body. Thalia Heckroth the store and the person behind the label, has a lot of style and sophistication, so you are going to love the looks you can come up with there. The top and skirt today are a recent release, and I will be showing more throughout the week.

Mixing some old and new with some great accessories, and having a great look that can suit every day and into the evening. I love this skirt it is so pretty and feminine, great date night wear.

 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

Everglow

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – Lelutka

Kat Face Appliers – Glam Affair 

Lara Body 3.5 – Maitreya

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 142 – Flair

Hair:

Sasha Hair – Rowne

Clothes:

Shena Top + Giselle Skirt – Thalia Heckroth

Shoes :

Carnation – Empire

Accessories :

Round Tortoiseshell Glasses – Izzie’s

Mesh Shopper – Maitreya

Dogtag ring Onyx – Mandala 

 

Paparazzi

Paparazzi

The theme for this round of Collabor88 is Espionage, but I went a different way with the fantastic items on offer. I felt that with the scooter, the camera and looking so fabulous, I could be one of those crazy Paparazzi people, but with class. I mean who would not let me into a red carpet affair looking so gorgeous, and while my camera may be huge, who is going to question my dedication to instagram.

The theme is definitely fun and exciting, and what guy or gal would not want to get their spy on. Or even together, as you have some incredible pose sets from Ma Vie who is a guest at this round. I am using some of her lovely Mystery Lady poses, and they fit the look perfectly.

While my clothing is not from the event, it fit together, and made it possible to dash around on my scooter, even if a bit chilly. The outfit is by Pixicat, and as it is a Hunter themed item, who are the hunters of our time now, but Paparazzi, see so compatible, so in the now, so making stuff up as I type.

One of the stand out items at this round, is the Pink Fuel release of LeLutka appliers called Vera. For those familiar with Pink Fuel, cute and young and adorable is her go to, but with this skin, she has gone in a more mature, sexy and alluring direction. If you have always loved Pink Fuel, then you need to get your runners on and get on over to snap this up, the make ups are divine and the additional options of lipstick are wet and shiny and seductive all rolled into three different sets.

The shoes by Ingénue had me at hello, because not only did I own a pair similar in the 90’s that I have very sexy memories of, but how much like a ready to wear weapon do those heels look. I love the platform sturdiness of the style, but then mess with me and you are going to get a solid gold spike to the head….perfect footwear for a girl who may just get caught somewhere she should not be.

Finishing off the look with the stunners by LaGyo, the fishnet headpiece will always win me over, I have worn a few over the years, and even made my own. I love the look, and this hairstyle by Iconic that is at this current round of Hairology fit perfectly. The earrings are dazzling, and I can only imagine that there is a story to tell about those, but again, who would deny me entrance to anywhere with rocks like that on my lobes, not as if a grunt on the door at anywhere is going to know diamonds from zirconias, am I right.

Collabor88

Hairology

We <3 Roleplay

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Art District – Rowne

Scooter – What Next @ Collabor88

Location –

Poses by –

Lady of Mytery – Ma Vie @ Collabor88

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Vera Skin Appliers – Pink Fuel @ Collabor88

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Original Physique Body, High Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 142 – Flair

Hair:

Nadzeija Hair – Iconic @ Hairology

Clothes:

Hunter Set – PixiCat @ We <3 Roleplay

Shoes :

Zora Heels – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Spy Camera with Super Zoom Lens – Yummy @ Collabor88

Melissa collection Earrings, Fishet Headpeice – LaGyo @ Collabor88


Dance like no one is watching

Dance like no ones watching

If it was the mid to late 80’s and it was Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening, you would find me on a dance floor. If I could manage the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I would too. We had a lot of raves, and then morning after day dance parties as well, so on public holidays that was a huge thing here….so gross Tuesday morning.

This look is completely me back then, the oversized earrings – which are gorgeous feather earrings by Zaara – and all black with coloured shoes. My Mum used to threaten me with depriving me of new clothes if I did not get over the all black thing, but that never lasted long, she loves meeeeee.

This set by Pixicat is a perfect skirt and mid top, the fabric option is reflective enough to get you all the attention, and the skirt flits just right when you get your groove on. I went over to a club I had seen in search, and it was packed, just enough to get a pic of me getting my dance on. I even added some great particle hand attachments from Coles Corner. If there was such a thing as particles dancing attachments in RL, I would have been the worst offender – glow sticks were boring. I adorned myself also with some great rings from Minimal, I did need to move them around a bit, but they resize so easily in edit, that that was a painless task and so worth the effort.

The side pony was my go to often, and the hair from Exile nailed it, but then so was changing my hairstyle at least 5 times a night, up  down, back front, it all happened… a bit like event shopping in SL by the time I have visited three I have changed so many times I do not know where I started.

The skin I am wearing as an applier is a recentish release by YS&YS, it is the Teresa skin, and the hud is fabulous, as it has moles or freckles and moles and freckles and brow colours and make up, it is an all giving all loving look.

The perfect finish to the look is of course the shoes, with the legwarmers built in. They are texture change warmers, so it is the shoes you pick the colour of when purchasing. They are named Portia, and when I was a teen I loved that name, it is from Merchants of Venice a book we had to read in High School,  so definitely in keeping with the time period of my life, so thank you Fri.day for that blast from the past.

 

 

 

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location – BigDaddy’s 80’s Dance Club

Poses by –

Everglow

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Head – LeLutka Undivided

Teresa Skin Appliers – YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet, Original Physique – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 87 – Flair

Hair:

Loose EndsExile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Flirty SetPixicat @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Portia Shoes w/legwarmers (Slink feet & Body fit) – Fri.day @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Maluma RingsMinimal@ Collabor88

Sarika Feather Earrings *Fire* – Zaara@ Collabor88

Rave Alarm hand Particles – Coles Corner

Warning May contain Mesh

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RenB

 

At the moment, with the new and oh so delightful Mesh hitting the grid, there really needs to be more customer awareness happening. Read up on it, there is much on the wiki, check out blogs by people that provide info on the subject…and read information provided by the creators when supplied. Have an up to date viewer for one thing, and especially do not try and express your distaste for it, by using other viewers as the reason. Did you know that legally not one store has to provide customer service to you at all if you use a Third Party Viewer? Linden Labs themselves wont, so it is pretty much the kindness of creators that they have been so willing to do so in the past.

The worst part is that there are thousands out there that WANT to use the latest Mesh viewers and just can’t, so being rude and making big dramatic stances based on your inability to accept change is kind of sucky. My reason for this mini rant, is that I have seen some insane customer comments come up in the past week that have been a bit crazy. They are pure and simply people thinking they know better, and demanding more. I am so grateful I can use a Mesh Viewer, I am also grateful that stores do provide customer service for TPV’s because the LL viewer doesn’t stabilise for me right now. Yes it is going to be awful if not using one to see people running around with big blocks on instead of perfectly shaped creations. But I also remember when Sculpts came it was big spheres unrezzing for thousands too. I remember not being able to look at girls wearing sculpted hair because it looked like their brains were seeping out their eye sockets.

I still for the life of me cannot understand peoples dislike for V2 which is now V3. Yes it is different, a few buttons look different, but it is mostly the same, and nearly all the viewer creators have made such headway in trying to make it as similar to the old as they can. About the only thing that is still for many a major hassle is how notices come, and how items and IMs are shown. But that is more to do with retraining yourself to look down to the right not up to the right than anything else. You also need to train yourself to look down there more often…it is not so obvious when you get an IM, but it does still make a noise and there is an icon there with a balloon on it if there is an unread IM. Anyway, try it for more than five minutes…nearly everyone I ever hear that says they wont, has never used it since it was released, and/or wont give it more than five minutes. The benefits to your SL far outweigh the negatives, and if you CAN use it,  then you kind of owe it to those that can’t to stop being sucky lol.

Now about these boots. Yes they are the NEW MESH boots from LeLutka, and they are magnificent. For one thing, the detailing is fantastic, and all the added features make them such an incredible bargain. Not only do you get the boot in whichever colour or colours you choose, but also the HUD that allows for changes to the laces, rivets and soles. With some of the colours the change in accents is incredible. The boots are three prims, they are not rigged to the skeleton so they can be resized using the HUD also. It is only rigged items in Mesh that are unable to be resized, because they are technically locked to the joints. So the work that is able to be achieved on them is awesome, and in many cases you are going to see work you wouldn’t have ever seen if we only had sculpts, because the creator either wouldn’t do that kind of intense detailing, or it just was not within the realms of prim limits etc. Also texturing on Mesh is so much easier than Sculpts so the newness is going to keep on getting even better.

The Ren boots have a mix of looks. First off I looked at them as Victorian riding boots, then they had a real combat kind of thing going on – I LOVE THE OLIVE – all in all they are so versatile to wear. First off I had to go with that first thought, the Victorian look, so I pulled apart a gown from LeLutka – I rezzed the skirt then in edit mode I checked Edit Linked Parts and clicked all the pieces at the front. Once they were all selected I went to build menu and unlinked. Then once unlinked I selected them again and deleted. Taking the skirt back I wear it and voila a short fronted gown. The bolero is from Verve which is previously Swansong, so any type of shrug/bolero could look very cool. Then to finish it all off I wore the collar that you didn’t get a proper look at the other day from Royal Blue.

The second look combines one of the very cool Zaara denim skirts, with the linen shirt from COCO, this shirt comes in other colours, but I loved the white and very crinkly look of it. The combat look didn’t get as military as I would have liked, but combining the RB Tank from Maitreya and the delish leather cap with the SoHo shorts and Ren boots was enough for me to want to stay that way for the day.

I am wearing the NEW Curio skin Jewel. Looks like Curio has added new tones to her selection. I am wearing the honey tone, which comes in the gold tones collection. The other tones are rose tones, so make sure you try all the new tones available. The make ups as usual are just beautiful and as usual come in the two of each make up choice we are used to.

All poses used in this post are from Geez, you can buy Geez poses singularly, so check them out today. All created by Grazia Horwitz.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by :

Geez

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Skin Worn:

Jewel in Honey – Gala @ Curio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Hair:

Brigitte – LeLutka

Clothes:

Oman Gown ( Modified to remove front panels) – LeLutka

Vamp Doll ( Bolero only from part of set ) – Swansong now called Verve

Stockings – Izzies

Shoes/Boots:

Ren Boots ( MESH )  – LeLutka

Accessories:

Bow Faced Collar – Royal Blue

Medium Nails – Mandala

2nd Me:

Hair:

Lara II – Maitreya

Clothes:

Linen Shirt – CoCo

Denim Skirt – Zaara

Nylon Socks ( comes with the allure shoes )  – Maitreya Gold

Shoes/Boots:

Ren Boots ( MESH ) – LeLutka

Accessories:

Medium Nails – Mandala

Cafetero Bag – LeLutka

 

3rd Me:

Hair:

RiverII – Maitreya

Clothes:

RB Tank – Maitreya

SoHo Shorts – LeLutka

Shoes/Boots:

Ren Boots ( MESH) – LeLutka

Accessories:

Nails Medium – Mandala

Leather Cap – Maitreya

Love Junky Bag – LeLutka

Old Store, New Store, 3 Boxes Full Store

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Oh what a day of delightfulnessssss. First off a New to me store, with a NEW location and so many things that are just incredibly well made…what a delight. They are also having a special reduction on things later today as well as 3 fabulous HUNT items so easy to find – more info as you read.

Ok so not only did we have the newness, I signed them up for What’s New SL fell in lust and went back again with Whimsy, you can see her post HERE – if it is up yet, she does that time delayed thing. But we also have some awesome new from oldness, hope that they don’t mind being called old.

Surf Co. has a big release about to drop, you will see it scattered throughout the post. Which was perfect timing what with the gorgeous New Monica skins from GLAM Affair, it has both dark and light brows as default, with hairbase options as well as extras on tattoo layers. The skins make up this time around is a mix of both very subtle and deep night time looks…I am a bit enamoured with the baby blue and baby pink look, remember demo demo demo. Showing off skin tones with a new kini is always fun, and the retro inspired and named bikinis by Surf Co. are just awesome. Because of the style and the fuller effect in the bum, they will suit all shapes and sizes. Even those little cuties running all over SL lately…has anyone else noticed that kids are everywhere these days, so cute. There are lots of colours to choose from, more than even shown, so make sure you show some polka dot loving.

Now back up top pic, how sophisticated and divine is this combo. I am all up in love and Happy with Happy, yes that is the name of the store, and it had Whimsy and I right click buying everything in the store. The attention to detailing is incredible, so much so as to even make the inside of the sculpted sleeves a darker shade because it would be. The pants were my first love, and I didn’t pay any attention to the name until I unpacked them and WOOHOO they are called Little Miss Sassy pants lol how cool is that, meant to be I reckon. The fabric chosen, the style and cut, all are marvelous, where has this designer been hiding.

Another item from Happy is the posh wrap top, and it is just so beautiful, the work on it is great, and even though worn casually here with the great new Walkabout denim skirt from Surf Co. it is something that you could wear a long skirt or dressier pants with for a night out, it is just lovely. The shoes I have on are a recent release from Aoharu, and they are funk tastic, the colours complimented everything I am wearing so well, and I just love the shape, colours, textures and ease of tinting the toes to match the skin, I didn’t have to do anything but use one of the presets actually.

Showing the skirts again in the last pic, you can see that you can actually also wear them as stand alone shorts, which is always handy to have, especially to pull on over your bikini. The tops worn are also new Surf Co, and the ruffle detailing on these is pure Emma fabulousness. To get the full effect you will either need a jacket layer, or shirt and pants layer, so lucky her skirts come on the underpants layers too, so that I was able to wear the Preppy Cardigan from Happy over the tank from Surf Co over the skirt also from Surf Co…….layers make my world go arounddddddddddddd.

Ok he hasn’t been on all day my time that I have seen, but all during the pic taking for this post I wanted to IM Kavar of Exile and go OMG I LOVE IT. Not only is the hair fantastic, especially the second and third styles, even though I love tempest, it is the styles shown after that worked in such harmony. Exile last week released FOR FREE their whole colour pack of hair base tattoos…so now when fitting your hair, which I don’t need to do much of with Exile if ever, the layers just add a delicious hairline to the mix and with the Sasha OMG so amazing. Sasha is like the Lioness of hair, and yes I am fully aware that Lionesses don’t have manes but if they did THIS WOULD BE IT.

Finishing all the looks off I am wearing MOOD Jewelry, the work of MOOD has seriously improved since it’s opening, and I love that the pieces are both stylish and fashionable, with that added oomph of a really well put together appeal. Every release lately has been incredibly unique, and that says a lot about a jeweler in SL, because the norm is safe, but stylised pieces really help the customer stand out from a crowd.

 

 

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Poses by :

Maitreya

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

 

Skin Worn:

Monica – Glam Affair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Hair:

Tempest – Exile

Clothes:

Little Miss Sassy Pants , Luxe Boatneck – Happy

Shoes/Boots:

Tassle Suede Booties – Anexx

Accessories:

Downtown Glam set – MOOD

 

2nd Me:

Hair:

Sasha – Exile

Basic Hair Base Tattoos – Exile FREE

Clothes:

Walkabout Denim Skirt – Sand Shack Surf/ Surf Co.

Posh Wrap – Happy

Shoes/Boots:

Tassle Suede Booties – Anexx

Accessories:

Downtown Glam set – MOOD

 

3rd Me:

Hair:

Sasha – Exile

Basic Hair Base Tattoos – Exile FREE

Clothes:

Nauty Jeans – Happy

Retro Reef Bikinis – Surf Co.

Shoes/Boots:

Tassle Suede Booties – Anexx

Accessories:

Downtown Glam set – MOOD

Love Junky Bag – LeLutka

 

4th  Me:

Hair:

Hayley – Exile

Basic Hair Base Tattoos – Exile FREE

Clothes:

Preppy Cardigan , Nice Pants – Happy

Walkabout Denim Skirt, Sundance Halter Tank – Surf Co.

Shoes/Boots:

Tassle Suede Booties – Anexx

Accessories:

Downtown Glam set , Dare Eclipse Ebony Bracelet, Siddean Set  – MOOD