a field of lavender

Here’s a lovely little dress that I picked up from the Tres Chic event a few months back.   {les baies} is a fairly new creator, but has some very nicely textured products.  I’m looking forward to seeing what Summse Sands creates next!

{les baies} is currently in-between in-world shops, but has a marketplace presence, so take a little look and see.

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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Lace top

Oh!  Blue, my namesake at Blueberry is spoiling us!  She just released this amazing top for FREE!

The top comes in two versions, short and long, and in sizes for all three Belleza bodies, both Slinks, and Maitreya Lara.

 

And it comes with a massive HUD with 27 color choices in both lace and plain for the main fabric.  It allows you to texture the lace trim, main fabric, and ties separately, and it allows you to switch the lace trim on and off!

Wow, just wow.  Blueberry’s October group gift top is one of my favourites, and I’m sure this will quickly become a favourite too!

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A flair for the batik

I’m a sucker for beautiful batiks, and I found this lovely one from Applique Chic  as I was going through my inventory this week.  The Island Tropic dress is from the Beached Bunny Hunt 7, which is sadly now over.  Hopefully Applique Chic will return it to the shop!

Island Tropic is HUD-driven with six lovely textures, and comes in the standard five rigged mesh sizes, plus fitmesh for all three Belleza bodies, both SLink, both Tonic, Maitreya, TMP, Ocacin, and Ebody.  Wow!

Happy Aloha Friday, all my lovely friends!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

 

 

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Eos

One of my recommended stores for women beginning their Second Life is Snowpaws.  Their group is L$150 to join, but without even doing that, there is a wall, yes, an entire wall, covered with pretty good quality outfits, all for L$0 (there are really 50 outfits, but who’s counting?)   Most of these outfits are system, but they are far superior to anything you’ll find in a freebie mall.

In addition to the freebie wall, there are six Midnight Mania boards, eight Mini Mania boards, six Lucky Letter boards, and seven Lucky Chairs, and all require no group.

If you do chose to join their group, at the time of writing there are 35 group gifts, yours for the taking.

This gown is from memory and old group gift which is no longer available, and it’s in standard mesh sizes.  To demonstrate you don’t need a mesh bod to look good, here I’m wearing it on my system bod!  OK, I am wearing Slink hands and top quality hair and jewelry, but you can find free hands, hair, and jewelry too, if you have the motivation and are selective about what quality you’ll accept.

Snowpaws also offers free gifts for SLF&O and FabFree group members most of the time, and free offers are periodically available for a number of other free-to-join groups.  This store is a must-see for ladies just starting SL!

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The Courtesan

Night,
dark, soft, alluring,
spinner of dreams I want to be lost in,
is a kindhearted courtesan,
who never demanded anything
for all her loving, that to me
was like a swim in the pool
of “Ananda” I was searching for.

I climbed her door steps
with the silent footfalls of a cat,
all these years for solace,
when the fair lass ,
regaled by my songs evening after evening,
scoffed and taunted,
when I fell wounded
in duels of life, I was forced to fight
to keep my honor intact.

Once,
seeing me left in the lurch,
blood soaked and badly wounded
she led my tired legs
to her house of magic and secret treasure hunts,
blessed me with oblivion, till I woke up.
Her mansion became
arena of silent dances of wounded memories,
till sun appeared above misty mountains
cheering me up with new promises,
but my thoughts never left her.
I spent my darkest hours
in her house,
thrilled by dreams she induced,
in which under moonbeams
princesses gathered,
bubbling fine wine brimmed
in sparkling glasses,
I felt the most loved man
within her tender arms.
I would wait for the night, my sullied lover,
to arrive with her hands of breeze,
to tousle my hair and caress my face.
Night  took away my pains,
her lasciviousness is the only drink,
that makes me ask for more.
She is not only mine,
as a courtesan, she needs to entertain
whoever seeks her,
But when I am with her,
she is all mine.

(Night is a Kind Hearted Courtesan, by K. Balachandran)

Solas and Bee at Silvan Moon Designs have a beautiful new gown for you at The Secret Affair.  The Courtesan is a two-piece mesh gown (gown and overskirt) available in four different lovely colour combinations for SLink and Maitreya bodies.

The Secret Affair has some wonderful treasures.  Stop by and take a look around before this secret disappears!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

 

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Gangster

Or perhaps I’m the one in the white hat chasing the gangsters?  I love coming up with outfits for themed parties.  This is an old ensemble and I’m actually wearing it on my system bod.  Sometimes, system clothing works really well, and in the case of old items from Carrie’s Lingerie (which is where the corset, bra, and gloves are from), you can’t really go wrong!

Oh and the fab car behind me is at Builder’s Brewery.  They have fantastic classes for beginners to experts.  Go and check them out for all your building needs.

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on a midsummer’s night

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

This lovely little mesh outfit is offered as a group gift at Rowena’s Designs.  The Fairy Dress is a mesh outfit including wings, and has a five-colour HUD to fit your tastes.  The top, skirt, and wings are rigged as a single piece, and cannot be worn independently.

The wings are static and unscripted, but have a beautiful semi-transparent texture.  They, too, have colour-change options that subtly tint the multicolour iridescent texture.  The lovely Forest Edge mask from Spyralle has a HUD for six different leaf colours and four stem colours!

Stop by Rowena’s Designs and pick up The Fairy Dress, and take a look around at all the other pretties!

“Know but this and all is mended.
That you have but slumbered here,
While these visions did appear,
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding, but a dream.”

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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Vilma

A little mix and match today with this cute ruffled mini.  I’ve shown you the top before, but I thought it went really well with this mini skirt so here it is again!

The mini skirt comes in nearly every mesh body size, and it also includes a 20 color HUD!  10 solid colors and 10 cute textures!

I found this pretty little location to photograph too.  Most of the time I photograph in the studio as I’m too busy with building or texturing or scripting or something to get out and find locations.  Well, this time I got out yay!

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Cold?

This dress has just enough design on it so I can’t really classify it as an LBD… ok, it’s an LBD 🙂

It was a group gift for the Maitreya Gifts, Sales & News group a little while ago from Lo’s, and therefore it’s only in fitmesh for Lara.

I think that is the designer had stopped and thought for a moment, adding a materials layer for shine just for the pattern at the hem could have made a great dress into a totally spectacular dress 🙂  As it is, it’s certainly one to consider when going out clubbing!

 

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