Sanctuary

HANDverk released two beautiful skyboxes that I am thoroughly impressed with.

The  Longchamp skybox is HANDverk’s first store release of 2013 available in the single and double.  The Longchamp is a simple, elegant, all mesh skybox for either residential or commercial use. It is ultra low prim and the single size can fit on as small as a 512 sq.m. parcel.

What immediately came to mind when I rezzed the skyboxes on our sim was that it could be so many different things! I will be using it for a library/study as well as a vacation apartment.  You can utilize it in so many ways and at the low prim count it is sure to appeal to many different needs.

Going with the study first, I packed it full of Dutchie furniture, wanting to highlight the elegant spaciousness of the skybox itself and to focus on the mesh version of the maledom chair that Dutchie has packed full of animations to enjoy.

As many of you already know, this weekend was GOS Boutique’s first release of this exceptional open toed line.  I dubbed it GOStastic Saturday, and sent Mrs. Raynier to buy all the fatpacks!  It was worth every single penny.  The shoes are exquisite but the added convenience of GOS’s fluid and fast new ONEtime skin matching hud makes it so the frustration is gone from wearing beautiful shoes.

Mrs. Raynier has always had a hard time matching her skin to her shoes, something always seeming off and her grumbling and cursing can be heard throughout our sim!  But those days are gone.  She loaded the hud up, hit configure, picked her Belleza skin, hit sync and wallah she was matched to perfection.

The photo below has absolutely NO Photoshopping done to the ankles or shoes.  The only place I used PS was to smooth out a line in the library stack and by the ceiling.  The shoes are that damn good!

For in depth coverage of the new GOS Boutique line, please check out the official blog and the great posts from my fellow lady bloggers Harlow Heslop Strawberry Singh.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to get my lovely wife stripped naked save for the shoes!

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Atro Patena Ray
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Goatee Un – Black  & NIVARO Beards – chopburns_black
Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – New Browline Readers – Black
Suit-FATEwear Suit – Christopher
Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Black

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep
Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Dawson-espresso
Jewelry-EarthStones Nataliya Earrings & Necklace Spectrum
Dress: GizzA – Hankie Dress [Orient](Available @ Limited Bazaar)
Shoes-GOS Boutique Grace Sandal – Gold

DecorDutchie side table, Persian rug, standing library lamp, library wide part 1 no shadow,cast iron fireplace, Dutchie maledom chair 2.0

Scotch-Kitchen Korner Scotch Whiskey (not available)

Structure-*[HANDverk.architecture]Longchamp Skybox.single (only 16 land impact!)

*Promotional Copies-Thank you!

Happy Holidays From The Raynier’s!

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This holiday season has been filled with tremendous amounts of beautiful and fun festive items for all of us to enhance our virtual worlds with.  By far my favorite is this brilliant collaboration from PILOT creator Kaz Nayar and EXPOSEUR creator Rubystarlight Writer!

Full of couples poses, including a girl/girl and a group, it is like a holiday party in this exquisite original mesh snow globe.  Picture perfect for your holiday greeting cards, you can grab your own at either PILOT’s main-store or EXPOSEUR’s main-store, how convenient!

I stole Mrs. Raynier away from studying for a little bit to do our Christmas photos.  We did not have time to show you the rest of the poses, the girlfriends and group, but maybe if we get a chance tomorrow we can do a part deux of this beautiful creation.

From our entwined hearts to yours, we wish each and every one of you the most joyous, resplendent  wonder filled holiday season and the best possible New Year to come.  May it bring you every dream in your heart, love, happiness and a wealth of prosperity, but most of all, great health to enjoy it all!

Close Up Worth A Thousand Words

Close Up Worth A Thousand Words

All I Want For Christmas Is You!

All I Want For Christmas Is You!

Whispers Of Love

Whispers Of Love

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

You Are The Greatest Gift

You Are The Greatest Gift

What I Am Wearing:
Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile 6th Avenue Heartache:Midnight
Hairbase-Belleza- Tan Dark hair base (Included w/Ethan Frost Available @  FROST thru January 2nd 2013!)
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012) 
Scarf-FATEwear Ron – Holiday RF (Subscirber Gift!)
Suit-FATEwear Suit Smith Volcano
Glovs-FATEwear Glove George – Holiday (Subscirber Gift!)
Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogues Green Neon
What Gabriella Is Wearing:
Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep
Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Sassy 2 – espresso
Gloves- Baiastice Velvet long gloves – red
Dress-coldLogic dress – frost.scarlet
Jewelry-EarthStones Romance
Shoes-Maitreya Gold Liaison – Raven
Pose & Prop-PILOT & exposeur – Snow Globe

Native Spirit

PXL creator Hart Larsson has created 16 skins for a Gacha event that will start tomorrow at the PXL store.  There are 8 male skins and 8 female skins. The male skins use the Daniel base and the females are the Gaia base. Each gender will have 2 rare skins, they are 99L$ ! There will be a tent set up into the main store where you will be able to purchase the skins at NOON SLT, Friday September 26th.

I had a great time creating this scene and look for the [ PXL] Daniel INDIAN (gacha).  I spent a great deal of my youth in Santa Fe, New Mexico and have always had an interest in the Navajo culture which is very prominent in New Mexico.   This skin definitely conjured up those images and the re-creation was a lot of fun.  That’s the great thing about SecondLife, you can be anything you want even if just for a day.

You can see the female skins, blogged by the very talented and lovely Sophia Harlow on the PXL Official Flickr!

Native Spirit

All 8 males skins available.

Official PXL Gacha Skins Ad By Hart Larsson

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-[ PXL] Daniel INDIAN (gacha) (Available September 27, 2012 at NOON SLT)

Hair-Exile Broken Strings:Midnight

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua

Bracelet-EarthStones Native Spirit Bracelet – Sacred Spirit

Necklace- T.E.D. Siibii-feather/blk

Boots-DragansVarg Chua sculpted boot male

Bow-Primus Weapons Kobina Bow

Tomahawk-Harbinger & Stormie Designs Tomahawk

Knife-DragansVarg BowieSheath

Outfit-T.E.D. Sunraider brw

Feathers-plank Whirlywind head dress

Teepee-Kotori horses_teepee

Campfire-Rustica – Mesh Fire 2012

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

I Love You More Today Than Yesterday Part 2.

One of the great things about SecondLife is that you can have a date that you put on pause.  Sometimes, there is just a need to halt what you are doing, and with SecondLife you can easily resume your plans where real life makes that a bit harder.  Nothing beats real life, but hands down time spent together, no matter where it is, that’s priceless.

Gabriella and I resumed our Saturday date, finally getting into the ARCADE Gacha Event!  Right away when we arrived, we had a plan.  Start on the right and go clockwise back to the entrance.

Yay! We BOTH Made It In At The Same Time!

Right away Mrs. Raynier was lucky!  She often will hear me groan and pout about a gacha that I just can not seem to get the RARE for, and after 268 tries I finally give up.  Well Gabby will waltz up to the machine and on her first try get the RARE! And I thought my name meant luck.  It is a win win because she always gives me the prize and a kiss, it doesn’t get any better than that.

I really really want the rare, Pookie! But I tried 38490821 times already and it won’t give it up!

After emptying our pockets and her bra of our monies, we headed outside to enjoy the ocean air and cool afternoon.  We found this great old school photo booth and of course had to take pictures.

Say Camembert!

Overall it was a great time together which we both needed.  Life gets busy, but the need to be close and spend time with our loved ones doesn’t always understand that.  Do your best to make time to spend together, with a friend, your significant other, family, even if its just a half hour, it’ll do you good!

G + C = ♥

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Adirano

*Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua

Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01

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

Suit –FATEwear Smith – Desert

Bowtie-Adjunct Plaid 6

Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Brown & White

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

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

Hair-TRUTH Rory- espresso

Shirt-coldLogic lane.brick

Jewelry-EarthStones Nataliya Earrings and Necklace – Spectrum

Pants-coldLogic mazza.khaki

Shoes-Ingenue :: Gatsby Heels :: Ruby

Poses-Various Standing Animations From ORACUL AO’s

Location-ARCADE Gacha Event

Among The Ruins Of My Heart

Among The Ruins Of My Heart

What Ecatarina Is Wearing:

Skin-LEAGUE Isla Suntan Champagne Blonde (Red Brows)

Hair-TRUTH Froukje w/Roots – blood

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

Lashes-MG Eyelashes – Groomed

Jewelry-EarthStones Kalindi

Ring-Elate! Square Stone Ring – Tiger’s Eye

Dress- n-creation Ethnic Dress (sea) Mesh (Available @ Fashion Voodoo)

Shoes-N-Core ETOILE “Champagne”

Purse-Reid Hand Carry Bag in Red

Structure-Trompe Loeil Tower of the King Skybox (Available @ Collabor88 August 2012)

Pose- Purple Poses

Vintage Fair 2012 Preview-LOSTANGEL Poses: A Thing For Redheads

One of my favorite pose props for Vintage Fair is the Detective’s Office and Dark Alley from LOSTANGEL Poses.  I love film noir and old detective movies so it is no surprise I had to purchase the two sets from LOSTANGEL Poses.  With the help of Detective Blackheart and Mrs. Blackheart, this scene came to life.

It was a gritty day, the kind that left you just as dank and dirty as an alley cat after a hard rain.  The city was agitated, you could hear it in the slamming windows, doors and rattling car keys.  My coffee was stale but hot, and I would need it with the night I had ahead of me.  A gunshot, screeching tires and more slamming doors bolted tight.  Good idea, you never knew who could be on the other end of the door.
The click of heels, soft and even, the walk of a woman resounded down the thin hallway to my office.  A scent mixed with the pipe I was smoking, utterly feminine and floral, like roses on a rainy Irish night.  I’d been in this city too long, waxing nostalgic about my beloved Ireland.  The knob turned and on a squeaky hinge the door open.  That’s when she walked in.

Noir Amour

Noir Amour

Legs for days and miles of curves, she was stunning.  Her striking green eyes rivaled my own and made me think that much more of home.  A redhead.  I had a weakness for redheads, and this one in particular had been haunting my dreams since we met.  The way she moved was sinful, fluid and feminine.  Not even the flickering television light could steal away her beauty.

Noir Amour

Rising, I watched her watching me.  She had a way in which she would look at me, as if she could read my thoughts and desires.  No one knew me as she did so in many ways she could read my mind.  I could read hers too, it was the way we were, two sides to the same coin.

The case I was working had me full of piss and vinegar, a grumpy bear she had taken to calling me.  I knew a lecture was coming, the late nights, my bad mood, the endless paperwork and all leads winding me up at a dead end.

Noir Amour

Sure enough, my all work no play had earned the ire of my fiery redhead.  I liked the way her eyes sparkled when she was mad, but even more-so, the smile when she knew she had won.

I would deny her nothing, she was my rare rose and I her protective bear.  The case file could wait, at least a few hours for if I gained more of her ire, they’d be hiring a detective to find my body.

The Blackheart’s

What Detective Blackheart Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Ashton Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Emerald)

Hat-Gentelman Store Hat Gangster

Hairbase-VCD  01c

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

Shirt-[ h ] Mesh Shirt W/Tie

Jacket-[ h ] Trenchcoat Mesh black

Pants-[ h ] Mesh Pants – Black

Shoes-Kauna  Brogues: Black & White

Pipe-[ h ] Mesh Shirt w/Tie

What Mrs. Blackheart Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Sunkissed

Hair-Exile Break Away:Cayenne

Dress-CM Audrey Dress MESH (black) (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012) OPEN NOW!

Earrings-EarthStones Falling Leaves Earrings

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Absinthe)

Shoes-Gos Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

Pose & Props-LOSTANGEL Poses Detective’s Office and Dark Alley (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012) OPEN NOW!

Collabor88 Afternoon

I have been waiting impatiently for Collabor88 to open for May.  Why?  It is one of my favorite events BUT moreso, this round I was anxious for this amazing hammock from Cheeky Pea!  Creator Isla Gealach simply made the most comfy and pack full of poses hammock I have had the pleasure to rest my pixels upon.  Did I mention it swings in a nice lazy motion?! Mrs. Raynier and I enjoyed the afternoon with coffee, enjoying each others company.  I suggest you add this to your virtual space, it is a must have!

SEY also released a new set of MESH cardigans.  It comes in a rolled up or  normal sleeve and many colors.   It fit perfect and was just what I needed for a snuggly morning with Mrs. Raynier.

Cheeky Pea for Collabor88 May

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-TRUTH Lilia – espresso

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

Top-[Decoy] Lila Striped Top – Classic Red

Jewelry-EarthStones 

Jeans-{mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans Indigo

Feet-Slink Bare Feet Mesh

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-Hairbase-VCD 08

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Cardigan-SEY / Mesh Cardigan [Border-navy]

Pants-ISPACHI Mesh [Casual Male Jeans]

Shoes-[Gos] Gator Sport Clog @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

Hammock & Table-Cheeky Pea for Collabor88 May Available now!

Events Galore: Mens Dept, Culture Shock, SBS, Lazy Sunday!

The 2nd round of the Mens Dept starts on May 7th.  With another great line-up of designers/creators, there is sure to be something that will liven up your closet.  Mark your calendars gentlemen!

There are so many events going on right now, I hope you can make time to get into all of them and snatch up the great items.  Remember, when going to any event, try to wear something basic, don’t wear all your huds and prim parts.  This will help reduce lag.  Many events have a script counter and will not allow you in if you are above the permitted count.  But most of all, remember to have fun!

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-TRUTH Lilia – espresso

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

Top-Izzie’s – Fringe Top red

Jewelry-EarthStones 

Jeans-{mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans Indigo

Shoes-[N] ankle high moccasins

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-.ID. Liquid Eyes / Mens Dept / Light Blue Green Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Hairbase-VCD 08

Hat–Entente Batista Fedora

Shirt-[Sheep Door] Check Shirts Red Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Pants-22769 ~ [homme] schanzen denims used blue Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Shoes-BALACLAVA!! Pause Loafers Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Chairs-What Next Deck Chairs (On Sale for Lazy Sunday)

Prefab-Trompe Loeil – Zuma Hills Culture Shock 2012 available May 4th 2012

Culture Shock 2012

Are you ready?  Culture Shock 2012 opens on May 4th at 4pm SLT and will be open until May 26th.  This is a CHIC Management event sponsored by MODAVIA Productions with proceeds going to Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). There are over 175 stores in the event, with at least one exclusive item contributing 50 to 100% of the profit to Médecins Sans Frontières. For more in depth information grab the link to the official blog for Culture Shock 2012 Info & Slurls.

You can find these amazing Gos Gator Sport Clogs at Culture Shock.  They are so detailed and have add-on colors to suit your wardrobe.  They are a must have!

The Theater Chairs are from Captivity Co. and are mesh.  The detail is exquisite with 6 males pose and 6 female poses.  Please note this only seats one!

Culture Shock 2012

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-Hairbase-VCD 08

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Necklace-EarthStones  Best of Times Locket – Silver/Red Jasper

Shirt-chronokit Shirts 02 Mens M Check Sky

Shirt2-Entente Classic Tee Red

Pants-[ h ]Classic Jeans – Mesh -Indigo – LowRise

Shoes-[Gos] Gator Sport Clog @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

Poses-Captivity Co. Theater Chair @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

MWFW Last Days!

Menswear Fashion Week 2012 is ending  March 31st, 2012.  Check out the official MWFW 2012 website for event schedules, designers and more.  So shake out your pants, search the sofa and dip into your savings and get some fresh looks into your wardrobe.  What are you waiting for, GO!

MWFW Last Days

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Shag Suedehead MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Necklace-EarthStones Perfect Fit Necklace – His/Silver

Ring-EarthStones Kameron Ring – Red Jasper

Bracelet-EarthStones Shades of Stones Bracelet – Tigers Eye & Onyx

Watch-Kari Nato Watch – Blue/Red

Jacket-E-Clipse UrbanParka

Shirt-Entente Classic Tee Red

Pants-E-Clipse Dandy Pants (Mesh) MWFW2012

Shoes-[ h ] Karsen Boots

Poses- Purple Posesevolve

MWFW Last Days

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Shag How Soon Is Now MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Ring-::je suis::Gacha::tente::sunset::ring

Bracelet-EarthStones Native Spirit Bracelet – Sacred Spirit

Outfit-Ladies Who Lunch Kaftan Buttondown mesh (crisp linen) MWFW2012

Boots-Dragansvarg Jahan sandal

Poses-Mannerism