Nostalgia

The first Collabor88 of 2014 is open and full of exquisite items!  The theme for this January 2014 round is Raw Nostalgia.  Start your new year with a great fresh take on nostalgia today.

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Decor 411:

Trompe Loeil – Astrid Chairs (Available @ Collabor88 January 8 2014)

floorplan. nostalgic chandelier / gold (Available @ Collabor88 January 8 2014)

*MishMish* Nostalgia Jewelry Box – Pale Pink (Available @ Collabor88 January 8 2014)

{theosophy} Billyballs (Gold)

{theosophy} Book Stack 2.0 (Horizontal)

+CONVAIR+ Architect’s Loft  (Available @ faMESHed January 1st 2014)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

The Men’s Department – January 2014

The 5th is upon us and the first Men’s Department of 2014 is here!  And what a grand collection it is this first round of the new year.  Literally packed from wall to wall, there are countless items to choose from, and just about every category covered from: home & decor, menswear, footwear, unisex styles, skins, hair, you name it!

Cheeky Pea has created a spectacularly whimsical and clever Salty Bar with a seafarer’s theme that is truly unique for any home, shop or bar.  With adult or pg versions, this is a prop to surely enhance your SLife.

As if in sync, floorplan has a set of linguistically varied marque lights celebrating beer!

All this and more at the first round of The Men’s Department for 2014, open now.

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Decor 411:

:CP: Salty Bar (Available Januaryr 5th 2014 @ The Mens Dept)

floorplan. beer marquee (Available Januaryr 5th 2014 @ The Mens Dept)

MESHWORX ~ Masanori v3c (Available @ faMESHed January 1st 2014)

 

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Waiting For Santa Claus

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Decor 411:

+CONVAIR+ and Pixel Mode Christmas Tree Kit

floorplan. sleigh bed / redwood ADULT (Available @ Collabor88)

:CP: Santa’s Mince Pies & :CP: Santa’s Milk and Cookies

{vespertine}-starbead curtain/copy/texturechange (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

.Olive. the Present for You (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Zigana . holiday spirit . gifts (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

fri. – Cozy.Chair (Crimson) (Available @ Collabor88)

DIGS – Geary Dresser – Moon [MESH] RARE  (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

[HANDverk]Carousel Horse.unicorn.ceramic RARE (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

.Olive. the Snowman’s Hill Frame – Teal (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

floorplan. music snow globe / christmas RARE [c/m/nt] (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

[ba] byers cottage (Available @ Collabor88)

Style 411

Backpack-Legpouch MALE – Merry musthaves (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Hat-RO – Festivat – Mistletoe RARE COPY (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Avatar-::BB:: Arctic Friends Snowshoe Hare Avatar(creme)

Plushie-*(Rudy) Holding  Deer-ee – Mesh Plush Deer ~silentsparrow~

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all over the grid, thanks to the amazing designers, creators and event organizers – Second Life is full of holiday cheer and festive goodies to bring the season to life.

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I enjoyed decorating Chez Raynier while Gabriella was away.  I am hoping the festive feel will bring that sparkle to her eyes.  But only after I have had a few fun hours with all the toys and the train!  I hope your holiday season is proving to be a great one, now off to do more decorating, let’s hope I still fit in my Santa outfit!

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Decor 411:

flowey / winter drinks tray – (Available @ Collabor88)

Sway’s [Rocking horse] Ornament Gacha (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

ISPACHI [Snow Jar] Bloggers Pack (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

ISPACHI: Nollaig the Elf (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

[ARIA] Rosalind curtain (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

[ARIA] Carol ceramic tree – RARE (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

Lark – Cocoa Express (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

Sari-Sari – Snow Babies (boxed) (Group Gift)

MESHWORX ~ Ripple Table Wood SweetGum (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Hearth Natural Wood (Available @ faMESHed December 1st 2013)

Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Natural [mesh] (Available @ faMESHed December 1st 2013)

Trompe Loeil – Holiday Couch With Pillows  (Available @ faMESHed December 1st 2013)
Lark – Frostivus Eve Set (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

[ keke ] boxed glass balls – frost RARE (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

floorplan. music snow globe / christmas RARE [c/m/nt] (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Bears (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Arcade Toys (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

O.M.E.N – My Fairytale – Beauty & Beast Ornament (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

 .Olive. the Santa Needs Cookies Candle Platter – Gold

[Commoner] Chatterbox / “Christmas”

I Can’t See The Stars Anymore Living Here

I can’t see the stars anymore living here
Let’s go to the hills where the outlines are clear

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All Decor Items (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*7 – Portable Furnace

*7 – Wall Bulb

*BALACLAVA!! Stargazer Telescope (Gold)

*11th Hour: Dean’s Bed – PG

*floorplan. industrial torch

*floorplan. vintage propaganda poster

*floorplan. target practice dartboard

*Structure: Scarlet Creative Woodsman Cottage

You Never Forget Your First Doctor

Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, Damien Fate has released a series of amazing time traveler themed outfits in his FATEplay line for Geeks ‘n Nerds fair.  The fair runs until December 8th and is packed full of great items to please your inner geek and nerd.

Who was your first Doctor, and which is your favorite?  I returned to Doctor Who with the 9th Doctor and enjoyed the short journey, but my love of all things Doctor Who became tenfold with aptly the 10th Doctor.  David Tennant will always be MY Doctor, and though I have a wondrous time watching the journey of the doctors to follow, Ten will always be my favorite.

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me… nothing will ever be the same again!

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

Hair-Truth – Jon

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Outfit-FATEplay – David – Original

Shoes-[ h ] All Stars – Men – Red

Decor-floorplan. police box gacha / blue RARE (Prior Arcade Gacha Item)

Pose-Diesel Works – Gabriel

Shoetopia – Adjunct

Shoetopia – a veritable shoe heaven, will open its pearly gates to indulge your soles November 15th, 2013.  The sim design indeed is heavenly, a Utopia for shoe lovers.  Spread out in an open layout of two sims, with angelic archways and crystal blue skies, you are among the clouds as you venture through the shoe heaven.

At the heart of the event is SOLES4SOULS, the events charity of choice.  A bit about the charity:

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.  The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

With the devastating damage in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, each participating designer will be offering up an item that will see 100% of its proceeds go directly to Soles4Souls, which is already hard at work aiding this catastrophic time.

The event is more than just a shopping spree, it is for a cause, and I hope that you will be a part of that.

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My shoes are the exclusive item from ADJUNCT.  This highly detailed, exceptional penny loafer comes in three colors and an option for socks.  In addition ADJUNCT creator Josh Latham aka myvegancookbook has created a set of lively colored fun socks for you to add to your closet.

I wore penny loafers all through high school, even put the shiny copper penny in the tongue, so when I saw these I had to have them.  The leather quality is exceptional, just enough shine and a soft feel.  The fit is superb and no adjustments were required, the shoe is fantastic.  Add it to your collection for casual or formal needs.

Heading on over to The Men’s Department, the newest creation from Isla Gealach is a must have.  Cheeky Pea’s Nolan Foosball Table’s are a must have for any recreation room, bar or fun area.  Highly detailed materials enabled mesh, the foosball tables come in two different styles of wood, bare and painted as well as PG and Adult.  The Adult brings a whole new meaning to GOAL!

Also at TMD, MESHWORX has created these spicy pin – up covered Infinity tables and chairs.  Beautifully textured, smooth and minimalist with sexy pin – up girls decorating the surfaces, very unique and without saying a must buy!

Off to Collabor88 you will find the gorgeously spacious Industrial Loft from Barnesworth Anubis.  Barnes never fails to create something spectacular, detailed and unique.  I love the open bay windows that lead to a spacious patio.  The loft is very roomy and was perfect for a recreational room at Chez Raynier.  

FLOORPLAN brings fun to your home decor yet again at Collabor88 with the Eiffel Tower Marquee.  Multi-texture change on touch, beautiful detailing, this was a must have for my place as I am of French decent.  Its rather adorable and I plan to put it in little Raynier’s room when the time comes.

Ring a ding ding, time for doorbells!  Intrigue Company has doorbells for your decor needs this round of Collabor88.  I was a bit stumped at first where to place them, but the fireplace area was just perfect for them to be displayed.  In multiple metals, and three different styles these doorbells have tons of detail packed into them.  Put them at your door or use them in unique ways, they are truly “chiming”!

Additional non-event items can be found in the credits, have a great day!

Official Shoetopia Website

Official Collabor88 Website

Official The Men’s Department Website

For more sneak peeks of Shoetopia, visit the official Flickr group

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

Hair-Action Darmody

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

*Shirt/Vest/Tie-FATEwear Suit – Norton

*Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Straight Billy

Socks-Adjunct – Sock Tops – Argyle Set – Medium & Up – Argyle (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Shoes-Adjunct Penny Loafer – Black (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor 411:

*MESHWORX – Infinity Table Pinup 07 (Mod/Copy) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*:CP: Nolan Painted Foosball Table (Adult) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

7 – Route 66 Sign

::Fabuleux:: ArtLight Paris

*floorplan. eiffel tower marquee (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Intrigue Co. – Golden Doorbell: Engraved (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

*Sway’s Lamp [meow] plugged – blue

Structure 411:

*[ba] industrial loft (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Pose 411:

*:CP: Nolan Painted Foosball Table (Adult) (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

A Dobby’s Life For Me

Wizarding Faire is open and into full magical bloom.   Mischief Managed Roleplay will run the faire until October 20th, plenty of time to get all your magical wares in Diagon Alley.  Do not be surprised if you see some helpful Dobby’s roaming about, hefting magical goods and one of them might just be me!

The indescribably talented Anya Ohmai  teamed up with wonderfully creative Sienia Trevellion of Lark to bring you these epic Dobby’s for Wizarding Faire.  There are four to choose from, with wonderful accessories and poses available to enhance your Dobbyness.

There are tons of amazing items at Wizarind Faire, be sure to check out the following links for more information and have a magical time!

Official Website Mischief Managed Roleplay

Official Flickr Group

Style 411:

Avatar-Ohmai Emporium: Ohmai Emporium: Free Elf Avatar (Dipsy) (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

*Cauldron Held Picture 2-[Stitched] Red Handy Cauldron (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

*Book Held In Picture 2-Schadenfreude Curious Flora (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

*Shoulder~silentsparrow~Friend-(Purple) Newt! Curled 2 (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

Decor 411:

Structure-Rustica – La Petite Maison de Maille

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floorplan. hanging pennant

floorplan. dirigible sapling

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[Con.] The Spell-o d’Cauldron

[Con.] The Incantanium Novellas – Multi

[Con.] Skull of a Cheeky Pea Jar

.Olive. the Capture my Hallows Shelf – Hats and Books

::BB:: Wizarding Frogs & Toad Anura Potion (RARE)

::BB:: Wizarding Horned Toad

Pose 411:

Photo 1-Lark – Charms (Elf Attach) (Books Animated) (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

*Photo 2-Oh! Darling – Bring It – 2 (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Without Music The Silence Consumes

A brand spanking new Men’s Department goes live on October 5th, just in time to splash your fall with newness.  With 40 designers packing the TMD house this month, you will definitely come away with some great finds.  Here’s a few things to put on your watch list.

My stylish and materials ready hair comes from MONSO, I really love what MONSO is doing with hair, trendy and full of life, the strands look silky and lush and full.  I’m really keen on the way this Jay style pulls back into a small ponytail, the detail is superb!

Barmaley continues to gear both males and females with everyday wear, styles to live in, move in and enjoy the adventures of life.  This Zamok jacket has some great detail in the metals, zippers and check out the amazing labels, nice touch!

SORGO, making trendy and brilliant glasses left and right, the TMD glasses Steam are fun, in a variety of styles from wood to basic black and in glasses or clear versions so nerd up or sun up!

Ispachi, a name that has led the styles for dudes since I can remember, and keep advancing the styles and accessories to new heights.  My headphones are called Attero Futuristic Vintage, and they are legen…wait for it, …dary, legendary!  With a highly detailed hud, color change of the main phones, metals and get this, the headphones come with a music player you can hold or use as a prop.  How awesome is the LED glow!

Decor, yeah this category rocks every time, and one reason is FLOORPLAN.  Always witty, every detail completely fulfilling and perks of modification so you can enjoy FLOORPLAN items in various colors and prints.  You have to add a title of genius to FLOORPLANs creator, I mean she created a stache marquee, brilliant!  And brilliantly lit it is, bulbs with such detail and a nice subtle light.  Plug it in and enjoy!

All this and more to come for this upcoming October TMD round, for more ads and blogger previews, take a look at the official TMD flickr group.

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)

*Hair-[monso] My Hair – Jay/ Regular Pack 2 (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Glasses-S O R G O – STEAM Black GOLD(SG) (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair – Beard 1 – Black

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-{Wicked} Peach – Like A Sir Nails

*Headphones & Music Player-ISPACHI [Attero Futuristic Vintage Headphones & Music Player] (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Shirt-Barmaley Zamok (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Grip Billy & Fabric Belt

Shoes-Entente Sentier Boots

Pose 411:

MORPHINE Store My Reason

Decor 411:

*FLOORPLAN Mustache Marquee (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

BAZAR Toronto House

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Peaceful Easy Feeling

We are past the midway point of the month of September and the amazing items keep coming!  Autumn is a time of calming down from Summer, making way to prepare for Wintertime.  It is my favorite season, the cool weather is a welcomed reprieve from the heat.  The rustle of leaves, a nice warm tea, and sitting on the porch at home is a memory I have from my childhood that will never fade.

The beautifully crafted rocking chairs below are from What Next and remind me of the rocking chairs mon Papa and mon Mama had on our back porch since I was born.  I had my own, a little version of the cherrywood of their larger chairs and we sat outside talking and enjoying the wonders of life and the simplicity of a lovely Autumn afternoon.

The chairs are available for Fifty Linden Friday, come snatch them up for some memories of your own.  The rest of the decor and house are from other events this month, check out the credits for more information.

Scene 411:

*{what next} Bramley Rocking Chairs (On sale for Fifty Linden Friday!)

*[ba] treasure box – cherry (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF Backgammon Table (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF Potted Plant (Exotic) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF His Cabinet (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*floorplan. record player / chevron RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*.:Standby Inc. – CH Gatcha – Latte (Flower) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Roots (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*[ba] mansfield converted barn (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*7 – Hanging Bulb -Single (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!