London Calling

I have always had a love for all things British.  On mon Papa’s side of the family my ancestry comes from Manchester, planting the interest from a young age.  From music to clothing trends, food and of course beer and cider.  One day I hope to visit the magnificent city of London.  In the meantime I will continue to collect my UK and British memorabilia and themed items.  That’s become very easy lately in SecondLife with all our amazing creators designing and bringing us fun Brit themed goodies.

One such favorite of mine is the multi-talented and ever brilliant Wavie Haller.  Valiant & Co. has there styles of shoes at Shoetopia and you are not too late to head over to snatch them up, lag free!  The Union version of the Journey boots are my favorite, sporting a perfectly placed union jack and stomping soles fit for a proper mosh pit.  A must have for your shoe collection, oh and female versions available!

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

Hair-Action Paul Veganic

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

Glasses-K_g GEEKglasses

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Necklace-MG – Necklace – London Time (Available @ Collabor88 November 8th)

Suit-etham Mateo Coat (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-[Deadwool] Jeans + belt (dark blue)

*Shoes-[Valiant] Journeys – Union (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor-::Fabuleux:: ArtLight London, 7 – Flag – Union Jack

Structure-MESHWORX – Urban Oasis (Available @ faMESHed November 1st 2013)

Pose-Diesel Works – Gabriel

‘Cause They Say Home Is Where Your Heart Is Set In Stone

‘Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
Home home home home

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

*Hair-Tableau Vivant~ Oh Hair (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

Glasses-K_gs GEEKglasses

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

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Necklace-MG – Necklace – Tibetan Horn Of Happiness – Long – SILVER  (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

*Shirt-Valiant Radial Jacket (Available @ faMESHed October 1st 2013)

Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Billy

*Shoes-Valiant Lexington Boots (Available at TLC The Garden)

Pose 411:

STAKEY – All American

Location 411:


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

I’m Just A Ship Lost At Sea

It is the 8th of the month and you know what that means, it’s time for Collabor88!  Hot off their 2nd birthday bash, the Collabor88 team and designers bring you another spectacular round to head you into Autumn.  With the rich colors of Autumn, rich reds, oranges, vibrant yellows and Earth tones galore, you will be sure to find something for the new season.

When I first got my goodies for Collabor88 I struggled with an idea that I wanted to create with the great creations.  I went to a few sims and couldn’t quite do what I had envisioned.  Frustrated I put the camera away for the night and after a busy day today I finally put it all together just how I envisioned.  Once I set the scene up at my sim, I started to add the final touches to the idea I first had.  I’m rather happy with the image, it is a journey of Autumn yet holds a quality of a vagabond that really appeals to me.  I hope you like it too!

I know the Collabor88 sim can be crazy to get into, but once you do it is well worth it.  While you wait, take a moment to check out the Collabor88 catalog, full of the official designer ads.  You can also follow Collabor88 on all of their social networks here as well as the great official blog.

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The 411:

*Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin – Ice (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Hair-~Tableau Vivant~ Bean Hair – Male – Fat Pack (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Facial Hair-[K] TMD Facial hair – Strap I (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Necklace-MG – Necklace – Nima’s Fall Leaf Necklace – Long  (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Tattoo- Ner.Ink Tattoo The Owl * ( 2 ) (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Pants-Schadenfreude Rose Madder Fanceh Pants (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Shoes-[Deadwool] Trauermarsch Boots (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Notebooks-flowey. flutterkins notebooks (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Pen-flowey. tiffany pen / pizzy’s prism (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

Pose-Inertia Box Set Lay (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

The Arcade Gacha Events: December!

December 1st is just around the corner, and with the Winter holiday it brings about a spectacular December round of the Arcade Gacha Events!  An event that I personally can not resist, for I am addicted to gachas and the atmosphere of the old time penny arcade and carnival just makes my inner child ecstatic!

Anyone who spends even a minute with me will quickly learn that I am a total geek, a clown and a big kid.  This event could not be more appealing unless it had dancin’ gators singin’ Jambalaya with me.  The moment I step foot on the boardwalk of the Arcade location, I grin.  And not some super model grin, no, not even the stoic royal family grin, nope not me.  I lay on the huge cheesy grin because that moment I see those gacha machines, the colors and light, the new beautiful carousel, my inner child takes over and runs for the doors.

With a firm push of hand and sneaker to the doors, I immediately looked around with big eyes and bouncing heels.  The chime and ding ding clatter clang of the gacha machines sang the melody that would boost my determination to get all the shiny things to take home to Mrs. Raynier.  For how better to woo your lady fair or dashing lord than to bring them treasures aplenty, laid at their feet!

The addition of the amazing pinball machine gachas, the claw machine and fortune teller,  had me reminiscing about my childhood.  I emptied my pockets into all the machines and was extremely lucky to get a few things right away that would be in my booty of treasure to bestow upon ma cherie amour Gabriella.  No matter what it may be, if it has rainbows or pink, I have to get it for Gabby!

A few machines were not so nice and I called them several curses in French and may have kicked them a time or twenty.  But that is the fun of the gachas, you might get really lucky on your first round, you may still have that elusive shiny item not come to you after 583 tries!  Yeah, I get the gacha fever, and my inventory swells due to it.  So I hope like me, you planned ahead and tucked away your gacha monies, because this round is beyond my vocabulary to describe properly, you simply have to see it to believe it!  Oh and don’t tell Mrs. Raynier, she isnt gettin the tiara, it’s mine!

The Arcade Gacha Events-December

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair & Hairbase-Exile Revolver: Raven

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Goatee Black

Eyes-.ID. Mesh Warrior Eyes Aqua

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – George – VolcanicTundra

Pants-FATEwear Pants – John – Lagoon

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Senesy / Multi-color

Gacha Booty (Available @ The Arcade December 1st 2012)

#13 *katat0nik* (sky/candy bunny) Stuffed Animal Purse
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Doodle the Rooster
MG – Necklace – Love Teddy Bear – BRONZE
Noodles – Glass Slipper Tiara Gold/Sapphire
PIDIDDLE – My Special Treasures – Some Gumballs
[ glow ] studio Birdy Glasses (gold2)
[Aux]Fly Free – Pegasus (RARE)
*A special thank you to all the creators & designers who so generously offered their items to the event bloggers.  Your creations are appreciated by this humble Cajun.

Collabor88: The Land Of Enchantment

I woke up today, thinking about my childhood; growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   This round of Collabor88 is full of the beautiful Southwest colors that I grew up with, and the feel of the Southwest oasis I will always miss. From sky blues and earth tones to turquoise and silver jewelry and a combination of Spanish and Native American art, decor and culture-the Collabor88 designers did not only capture it perfectly but they went above and beyond as usual.

When I saw WIPs (works in progress) from Isla Gealach for her items this round, I started on my nostalgic journey, likely why my childhood and high school years have been at the forefront of my mind, for she has painted a scene that could be a postcard for New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

My ancestors on mon Mama’s side came to New Mexico in the late 1800s from Galicia, Spain.  My grandfather was born in 1914 and between the arrival of my family and his birth New Mexico was owned by Mexico.  When New Mexico became a state in the U.S.A., my family owned a great deal of land in New Mexico in Guadalupe and Santa Fe.  A rich Spanish culture combined with Native American, mostly Navajo, created the rich tapestry that is New Mexico.

Mon Mama tells tales of how her great grandmother would say that they called New Mexico the Land of Enchantment for it was enchanted by duendes (faerie) and still held the magic of the land, rich in soil and flourishing with energy.  The women in my family are all Curandera’s, or healers much like shamans.  Women of the land, in tuned with Nature and the healing of spirit and mind.  They were/are powerful women, and as enchanting as the land they claimed for their own.

There is a very powerful feel to New Mexico, you  notice it the moment you cross the state line, the equivalent of taking Valium   A misconception about the state is that it is a barren dessert.  It is not so, for my childhood was spent in vast lush forest mountains, running through pine trees, watching deer and wild animals drink water from rich flowing creeks and rivers.    It is not the desert that most picture, dry, hot, with dirt for miles and miles-that would more aptly describe Nevada.

I will always hold a special place in my heart for New Mexico, and now, thanks to Isla Gealach, I can always have a little piece of that heaven to re-visit through her beautiful creation, the Sweetwater Room.

The Land of Enchantment

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Redgrave Cruz Black

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Shaggy Dark Black 2

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

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

Jacket-FATEwear Jacket – James – Lagoon & Tundra Tee

Ring-(Yummy) Boho Ring – Turquoise (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Necklace-MG – Necklace – Tarifa – Short 2 (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchild S’Wear Mesh Jeans – Mens – Flats Mid Blue BootCut

Shoes-Schadenfreude Amargosa Boots (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Structure & Decor-:CP: Sweetwater Room (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Pose-marukin willow pensive  (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

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

CINEMA: Wild Addiction

Wild Addiction

What Sefina Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Tan

Hair-TRUTH Azrea Streaked w/Roots – treacle

Eyes-.ID. Moody / Mesh Eyes / Aqua /

Nails-Izzie’s – Metallic Gradient Nails

Bracelets-MG – Bangle – Ramona 77 – Chain  (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012) Peek a boo Panties Pansy Purple

Stockings-erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / black

Shoes-N-core SHARK XtremeHeel II “Galaxy”

What Eliza Is Wearing:

Skin-Izzie’s – Gala Skin pale

Hair-TRUTH Marina w/Roots – beach

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes (Spring Field, w3)

Nails-Izzie’s – Metallic Nails

Lingerie-Zaara 7 Chanchal Lingerie *ruby*

Shoes-N-core COQUETTE “Black”

What Chase Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Dylan SK 



Eyes-.ID. Heterochromia Blue/Green

Tattoo-[Sleepy Bozer] Ocean Planet

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jack – Lagoon

Shoes-J’s Short Boots Laceup (Skull)

Structure-floorplan. johnny’s dance studio (Available at Cinema October 13th)

Props-floorplan. photo bulletin board, [HANDverk]Porno, [HANDverk]Wave, [HANDverk]Super8Movie Camera, [HANDverk]Director prop (Available at Cinema October 13th)

Pose-!bang – taming the wild (Available at Cinema October 13th)

My Own Prison

Praising The Men’s Dept. is an easy task.  The designers have come out and presented the most amazing items, from clothing to accessories, poses, buildings and decor.  One of those outstanding items is this prison set with poses from Lithium.  It comes in two types, with poses and without.

You have likely heard the buzz about Belleza’s new Dylan skin, preview featured at the Mens Dept.  For $750L you get the Dylan skin in sunkissed, with and without hairbase.  The skin has one of the nicest male noses I have seen on the grid.  The Mens Dept is an event that can be utilitized to easily make-over a new avatar, an avatar that needs a little sprucing up or your own look if you are seeking a change.  You will save money and get a great deal of amazing items.

Below is Chase.  He rezzed a day ago and approximately $3,000L he is all geared up and ready to go make his mark on the grid.  There is a little bit of everything available at the Mens Dept, no matter your fashion taste, take a look you will likely find something you will be happy to add to your inventory.

My Own Prison

My Own Prison

My Own Prison

My Own Prison

What Chase Is Wearing:

Skin-Dylan SK (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Hair & Hairbase-Aotreo  Sam Rouge

Ears-AITUI [MESH] – 1″ Stretched Ears

Eyes-I.D. Heterochromia Blue/Green (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Tattoo-Sleepy Bozer Shibby Tattoo (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Necklace-MG Jewel Encrusted Skull Necklace-Silver

Ring-MG Rubies & Fleur De Lis Skull Rings-Shimmering, Sandblasted Glass

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet Black/Silver Metal

Pants-Razorblade Jacket Jawbreaker Grunge Jeans Worn Blue w/ boxers (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Shoes-Gos Triumph Red Mesh

Prop & Poses-Lithium Photo Studio Jail (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)



What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-booN GFR834 hair black

Hairbase-booN cropped hairbase

Hat-Entente Castro

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Glasses-K_gs Marq

Shirt & Shorts-Kal Rau Promo Outfit Mesh (Group Gift)

Ring-MG Fez

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet Black/Silver Metal

Socks-Pig Suspender Red Stripes

Shoes-Gos Triumph Black Mesh

Poses-*Bent Le Cube Prop (Prop is white but can be tinted in world however you like! Includes built in poses)

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

The Sound Of The Underground

The Sound Of The Underground

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-EGO TAK – Light Noir

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Facial Hair-Zovo Goatee black & Tableau Vivant Vincent Beards – stubble

Jacket-+grasp+ Leather biker jacket 2012 /Leopard Mesh

Necklace-MANDALA Onigiri necklace/silver complete

Shirt-!bullwinkle. scoop neck transparent – white (No longer for sale)

Ring-MG RING – Fez – Small

Pants-+grasp+ Leather pants/Red Mesh

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /RED Silver Metal

Shoes-Adjunct Portland Classic Boot Mesh Black