Shoetopia – Flow And Gachas

Shoetopia will open its doors on November 15th, and if you thought it was just about shoes, it’s not!  The heavenly sole filled event also has GACHAS!  We all love Gachas, the ring ding ding of the machines and seeking out that item you must have.  Shoe themed items and poses galore await in the Shoetopia gacha areas upon both sims.  What treasures will you find?Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-[INK] Hair___OGLE ::Black (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair & Labyrinth Huge Burns Beard

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Bowtie-Adjunct – Classic Bowtie 3.0 – Paisley

*Gloves-A:S:S – Slink fingerless glove appliers

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

Shirt-[Deadwool] Durden shirt – (blue denim)

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Straight Billy

Shoes-flow . Alpargata Red (Gacha Item) (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor-*A.D.D. Andel!Wooden Rainbow Decor Gacha & [tea.s] Memories Box (Gacha) (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013) 

Pose & Prop-[tea.s] Vintage Camera [M] – RARE (Gacha Item) (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

The Mens Dept – Hemingway Dreams

March 5th brings us a new round of the Mens Department!  What a round it is too, with just about everything you need for a new look, a fresh set of accessories and furnishings.  I love the variety we get at TMD, it just feels like being a kid in a candy store.

Hemingway Dreams

I am wearing this great jacket from villena, which comes in male AND female sizing!  A great texture HUD is included for the scarf and it also comes in moss.

You likely know by now I love facial hair, and the more realistic to how I like it in real life the better.  This TMD round FRUK has a great skin line for us, but they also put out this FREE facial hair.

Insufferable Dastard is my choice for eyes for mine are aqua and it is not the easiest shade to find.  This round they are offering the Glare series in many different colors to suit your eye needs. joins the TMD family this round bringing two hairstyles this month.  I am wearing the Seth, it has a nice swept back motion but I did have to wear a hairbase with it or it was a bit too far back for my shapes forehead.  Keep this in mind when you try the demo so that you can get the feel of  how it will lay on your avatars skull.

K_gs is back with a very stylish set of glasses.  I am a huge fan of K_gs for eyewear because the creator has so many options, from changing the texture of the frames to the lenses and that makes it so versatile for the wearer to go sunglasses or reading glasses with each set.  This particular pair is very much like my 2nd pair of glasses I wear in real life so it was a must have.

HANDverk has some great chairs and home accessories this round.  I am only showing the Swan chairs in red and white but there is a nice brown available also.  The side table with lamp and coffee made me think of Hemingway for some reason thus my blog post title.  Great detail to add to any home, shop or whathaveya!

These great animal prints are from vespertine which never fails to create fun items for your SLife.  I really love the cat one the most, I am a cat lover after-all   You really do need to see these in person, they have such great detail and the color palette’s are divine.

That’s all I have for you today, hopefully if I can find some energy later I’ll bring you a bit more of the great items from TMD.  Have a great week!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone    Seth-Hair (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Facial Hair-Fruk face fuzz – Free goatee (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
*Jacket-.:villena:. – coat M [M] camel/dkbrown (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Shirt-A:S:S Slick v-neck – Aqua
Pants-.:villena:. tucked up jeans M/M dark blue Henninger Jeans
Decor- All (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)*[HANDverk]Swan
*[HANDverk]Nelson Side
*[HANDverk]Half Nelson
{vespertine- animalia paper print

Structure-[AF] NEW YORK Studio Apartment
Pose-Poseology Rodney 5
*Promotional Copy-Thank You!

TMD: Song For A Blue Guitar

Song For A Blue Guitar

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Shaggy Dark Black 2

Hair-[CheerNo]Meshair Logan Dark 3.4

Eyes-.ID. Spark [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

*Make-Up-A:S:S Glam-rock-glitter – silver

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

*Necklace & Ring-KOSH ADAIN silver (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Bracelet-erratic / leather chained bracelet / black

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /BLACK Silver Metal

*Pants-[CheerNo] Pants_CowboyStar_Black (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Guitar-K_gs Guitar ESG345

*Pose-HISpose HISguitar

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Brothers In Arms

Brothers In Arms

Photos Nikolaidis released a series of beautiful mesh kilts this weekend through his store A:S:S.  I will always think fondly of the A:S:S store and creations, for it is the shop I have been a customer of since arriving on the grid.

I can recall the day I found A:S:S.  I was perusing the search feature for male clothing, but I wanted something unique and slightly alternative.  I do not have a good enough memory to recall the search terms that led me to Pho’s great brand, but I’ve held tightly to the landmark ever since.

Each time I created a new character or a buddy wanted some cool guy clothes that blended well in multiple genres, I handed the A:S:S landmark out.

Do you recall your first shop that you found and fell in love with in SecondLife?

The kilts are lovely! I am showcasing the three tartan patterns available, but there are also solid colors as well.  The belt is a thing of beauty, with intricate design and it just looks like you mean business wearin’ it.  Ladies, do not discard this kilt, you will look sexy in them too!

It was a  lot of fun setting this scene up, and getting some much needed use out of my great mesh tavern.  My Highlander complained about no wenches being in the tavern but I was excited to have my pints and battle with the new guy in town.  Psst, it’s Gabriella’s MALT!  Making his debut.  Lookin’ good cherie, lookin’ good!  I still look very French no?  Kilt and all!

Thanks Pho, I had a great time doing this photograph with your lovely kilts.

What Ciaran Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Ashton Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Emerald)

Hairbase-VCD  01c


Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Facial Hair Tattoo~Full Black Beard &  NANUK Birken beard

Necklace-MG Celtic Cross – Medium – SILVER

Shirt-T.E.D. from Rabal2 Set T.E.D. /Shirt Full/green

Kilt & Belt-A:S:S– Long-kilt – Tartan, green & Belt for long-kilt – Brown v2

Shoes-T.E.D. Kith Boots Brw

Weapon-LR Weapons Claymore

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Exile Thunderstruck:Midnight

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-.ID. Flare [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green (Available @ The Mens Dept October 2012)

Necklace-KOSH- COPECK NECKLACE [antique] (Available @ The Mens Dept October 2012)

Facial Hair-Zovo Light Beard

Shirt,Bracers, Boots-T.E.D. from Draken Set

*Kilt & Belt-A:S:S– Long-kilt – Tartan, red & Belt for long-kilt – Grey v1

Sword-Primus Weapons Valyrian Sword MESH

What Cameron Is Wearing:

Skin-BIRTH Thor Skin (light)

Eyes-poetic colors classic gen4 – last sun (Available @ The Mens Dept October 2012)

Hair-Exile Broken Strings:Honeycomb

Shirt, Bracers, Chest Straps-T.E.D. from Rabal2 Set T.E.D. /Shirt Full/brw

Kilt & Belt-A:S:S– Long-kilt – Tartan, blue & Belt for long-kilt – Brown v2

Boots-T.E.D. Koth Boots Brw

Weapon-Valkyrian HighLand ~Claidheamh Mor’

Structure & Decor-Morphe Inc. Medieval Inn & Tavern Props-Mesh

Pose-D.Luxx The Dudes

The Enforcers

The Enforcers

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Adriano

*Eyes-Vision by A:S:S – Enaid duo – Aqua (For 49L For Dudes Sale September 22nd thru 29th)

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Light, Aphotic Gloom A.G. Magnus Facial Hair Sideburns #1 Clean

Jacket-DECO MESH Peacemaker Duster male (gravel)

Gloves-TonkTastic Protection Gloves

Shirt-FIR & MNA Military Shirt Burgundy

Pants-L&B Mesh Leather – Mens (Reg) Multi Texture Zip Pants (Fatpack)

Shoes-Adjunct Jacob’s Ladder Boot – MENS L- Crude Oil Black (For 49L For Dudes Sale September 22nd thru 29th)

What Mathias Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Hair-DECO MESH Raked Up Hair (coal)

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Arctic Glacier)

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Scruffy Mutton Chops & Zovo Classic Beard Light

Jacket-DECO MESH Peacemaker Duster male (navy)

Shirt-[ h ] Tee for Jackets – Buttoned – S – Grey – Half tucked HR

Pants-L&B Mesh Leather – Mens (Reg) Multi Texture Zip Pants (Fatpack)

Shoes-380 Civil Boot v.2 – BLACK TRS

Pose-Bounce This Poses Guy Pack and Guy Pack 1 TP to Bounce This Poses
Bounce This Poses on the Marketplace

Structure-DECO Kensington Skylof

Vintage Fair 2012 Preview-A:S:S Decades & L&K Prefabs: Un Homme Dans L’amour

Photos Nikolaidis has a great appreciation for the male form in 18th century attire.  This beautifully detailed outfit for Vintage Fair 2012 is no exception.  A lush colored teal addition to his Decades line, Bryant is an ensemble befitting a grand gentleman.

New to me is the L&K Prefabs by Luana Dawg.  An amazing creation offered for Vintage Fair 2012 is this highly detailed L&K Prefabs “La fenetre de Paris”.  It was the perfect fit for my 18th century escapade.  I plan to turn it into a cafe on our lovely sim to enjoy beignets and chicory coffee with Gabriella.

Mark your calendars for Vintage Fair 2012, opening August 4th!

As always thank you to the designers and event organizers for allowing me this amazing opportunity to showcase your hard work.

Vintage Fair 2012 Preview-A:S:S Decades

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Exile Free Bird:Midnight

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Facial Hair-Zovo Goatee & Shaggy, Aphotic Gloom A.G. Magnus Facial Hair – Goatee

*Outfit-A:S:S Decades – Bryant (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Gloves-A:S:S Decades short silk gloves

Boots-[ h ] Riding Boots – Men – Black


*Structure-L&K Prefabs “La fenetre de Paris” (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

*Promotional Copy-Thank you!

Summer Lovin’

Tomorrow Fluid begins! You can get all the information about the event in my prior post here.  Mrs. Raynier and I had a great time playing in the Summer sun today.  This pose plus prop from  Fluke was  a great way to get cooled off while letting off some steam!  Mark your calendars and be sure to take a look at my previous post for another great sneak peek of what you can find at Fluid!

Summer Lovin’

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

*Eyes-I.D. Deep Eyes TMD June-Aqua @ The Mens Department

Hair-Exile Dustin:Midnight

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W

Facial Hair-A.G. Magnus Facial Hair – Sideburns #1 & Tableau Vivant Vincent Beards – stubble

Shirt-A:S:S June tanks (MESH)-fishy

Pants-22769 [homme] capri trousers colorful stripes

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-TRUTH Gabrielle – espresso

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Bikini-Wc! Angelhair Bikini (True Rainbow)

Shoes-Slink Feet and Ilena Sandals MESH white

Pose-(Fluke) Dunking Booth with poses (Available for fluid rotation one – June 15, 2012 – June 30 2012) 

Tears Of The Clown

Tears Of The Clown

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hair-Hair-Dura The 2nd Year Anniversary Hair (Group Gift)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Valiant & Sacred 2.0 Beard

*Boxers-A:S:S Lazyday2 Undies-Pinkstripes 2

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

House-:CP: Coille Home 3 Bedroom Version (MESH)


*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

The Simple Things

Second Life™ is booming with events and mesh this season and I am having a blast decorating the house and adding to my wardrobe.  I picked up a few more things from CHIC² which runs until June 24th.  The Zachary set from Isla Gealach is just one of the astounding mesh products she is honoring us with from her great shop Cheeky Pea.  

Isla shared that she made the Zachary set with dudes in mind, and you can tell.  The best part, aside from its MESH is the drink rezzer!

SHAG has an amazing new style for CHIC² that has just rolled out of bed and tied up in a knot written all over it.  It’s a fresh change from the shorter styles and the quality you expect from SHAG.

Zigana released a lovely framed sketch for CHIC² that inspired me to work on a few of my own again.  I haven’t sketched anything since my wedding in which I gave Mrs. Raynier a sketch of us.

Coupled with a new release from A:S:S,which Mrs. Raynier is going to absolutely love as she is addicted to rainbows,  I enjoyed a lazy hour with a pint or three and some great music.  It’s the simple things that make a day sometimes, and this was such a day.  Take some time today to enjoy the little things, you’ll be thankful you did.

The Simple Things

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

[Shag] – Pipeline – Fade to black (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Zovo Rocker (light) Black & *[FAKE] :: Stubble Sunday Morning :: Black

Shirt-A:S:S June tanks (MESH)

Jeans-Entente Couleur Jeans

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Posey

Shoes-RG Miles Sneakers -Light

Chair & Table-:CP: Zachary (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Framed Print-Zigana drawings [ Here.. ] (Available for CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Culture Shock 2012 Preview – A:S:S

A:S:S was one of the very first shops I found when joining SecondLife.  I have always enjoyed wearing the creations of Photos Nikolaidis.  For Culture Shock 2012 Pho has created the most magnificent outfit.  It is a part of his new line-Decades, bringing you period specific clothing that is not only highly detailed but extremely affordable.

I love this outfit for several reasons: it is red, my utmost favorite color, but not just red, it is vibrant crimson which is the shade of red I gravitate to.  The accents on this outfit are superb, from the lace sleeves and ruffled shirt to the silver adornments not only on the exquisite tricorn but the lapels and jacket have beautiful fleur de lis which if you know anything about me is an important symbol to my upbringing as a New Orleans native.  This outfit brings to life 18th century fashion and I am having a grand time wearing it.

Culture Shock 2012 A:S:S

What I am Wearing:

Outfit: A:S:S Decades – Etienne for Culture Shock 2012 available May 4th 2012 at 4pm SLT

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Hair:::Exile:: Magnetic:Raven NEW @ FaMESHed more info on FaMESHed can be found at SeraphimSL

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-Hairbase-VCD 08

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Goatee Un – Black

Boots-[ h ] Riding Boots – Men – Black

Cane-Adjunct Gentleman’s Walking Stick – French Curve


Skybox: [ba] paris penthouse skybox