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!

Destination Love


The 411:

Skin-Sacred- TYLER skin (Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

Hair-[monso] My Hair – Yong/ Regular Pack 2 (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi MESH Eyes – teal

*Facial Hair- Sacred- TYLER Facial Hair – Beard 2 – Black

Watch-Entente- Tardif Watch


*Shirt-Sleepy Eddy Gradation Summer Knit (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Pants-!APHORISM! White Linen_pants (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shoes–Entente- Marche Shoes – Homme

Bazar Toronto-Dining room cabinet

Bazar Toronto-Coffee art

Bazar Good morning Set

7 – Two Cigar Boxes

7 – Love Vintage Sign

[ keke ] tea tins

*.: Standby Inc. – Gramophone (Blue) (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

*.:Standby Inc. – Globe Bar (Monochrome) (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

PILOT – Deco Dining (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

PILOT – Destination [Europe]

PILOT – Aviation Wall Art – Black Frame

POST: Mesabi Railroad Lantern

Structure-[ba] carraway bungalow (Available @ Collabor88 August 8th)

Choose Your Own Adventure

August 1st, that means faMESHed and I was an eager patron, when the clock struck midnight I headed over to get all the things and it was well worth it!

I was admittedly very excited and anxious for new ENTENTE items for faMESHed.  It is like adding extra whipped cream to a sundae to have the ENTENTE team creating new content for this already superb event.  Needless to say my first stop was to get this perfect new gillet aka tank top and massively detailed boots.  As always the ENTENTE gear has a wide array of textures to add to the base and that sure makes this Cajun one happy buyer.  A great feature that you can find with the faMESHed releases are fatpacks of the textures, very handy and worth the price!

I set out on a little adventure to explore some new places.  I jot down slurls when I read my fellow bloggers posts and peruse flickr, so I can venture out and see the great spots everyone else is discovering.  What are your current favorite sims right now?

It is almost Friday, I hope you have great plans laid out for the weekend and if not, that at the very least it is a nice relaxing time!

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours

Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – Risky Behavior Sunglasses

Hat-Entente- Exces Cap

Shirt-Entente- Gilet Tank – Homme  (Available @ faMESHed August 1st 2013)

Pants-[monso] My Studded Shorts

Watch-(Yummy) Polyex Sports Watch – Red

Bracelet-Noodles – Button Cord Bracelet Brown

Socks-erratic / striped socks / white-red

Shoes–Entente- Sentier Boots – Homme  (Available @ faMESHed August 1st 2013)

Camera-AITUI – Sweiss Cam

Pose-oOo Studio guy four

Location-The Trace

Playground Love

The amazing creative force behind What Next has just released this funtastic Playground Roundabout.  I spent a great deal of time on a roundabout as a kid, and later even into high school on cool Summer nights after ice blocking.  Oddly enough it always resulted in the same outcome, I spun myself until I nearly puked and then stumbled around as I laughed at my equilibriums inability to keep up with me spinning my body into chaos.

This great playground roundabout goes great with the What Next Adventure Playground Swingset.  I personally am very excited to have another item to join this great swingset for mon ciel Gabriella and I are planning to have a little one and I’m quite enjoying the preparations!

Check out this great video created by designer Winter Thorn showing the Playground Roundabout in action!

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours 


Shirt – REDGRAVE Summer Shirt Adam –  Chequered

Pants-[monso] My Studded Shorts – Dark Blue

Shoes-2Real DECAZ

Plushie-+>A&A<+ Leo Lionies – Rainbow RARE (Available @ Zodiac)


{what next} Adventure Playground Swingset – Pine Red

*{what next} Playground Roundabout – multicolour/with dirt base

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Wasting Time

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hair-Truth Jon Black & Whites

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

Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – Resonance Glasses – Dark Brown

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Bill

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Frost

Shoes-[monso] My First Sneakers

Otter Buddy-!O: Sea Otter Pet [Maroon Pelt] (Available @ Summerfest ’13)


[ba] seaside pier example – 40 x 16 meters (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

BALACLAVA!! My Little Ukulele (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

.: Standby Inc. – [Gentleman] Beach Radio  (Available @ The Arcade June)

{what next) Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart – Blue (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Box Kite Rainbow (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pose-MMMA 1322

Take My Hand

Spring is blossoming rather beautiful, the birds are chirping, the bees buzzing and a sense of newness has filled the air.  Over at FATEwear, this newness keeps abounding and we gents are surely thankful!  Damien Fate has just released the Spring line part 2, containing fresh textured shirts, shorts and light pants for our Springtime to burst into color.  You can see the entire line on the official blog.

The lovely Springy pose is from Exposeur and available for Pose Fair 2013.  It was perfect for a little time with Mrs. Raynier which has been admittedly scarce with our busy schedules.  Treasure even the smallest moments, they are worth every second!

Take My Hand

What I Am Wearing:

*Skin-*Birth* Vince Skin (straw) stubble (Available @ Skin Fair 2013 March 15th)

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hat-Mason Flatcap (Available @ faMESHed April 1st 2012)

*Shirt-FATEwear Shirt -Taylor

*Pants-FATEwear Shorts – Steve

Shoes-Monso Studded Oxford – Silver (Available @ faMESHed April 1st 2012)

*Pose-Exposeur Trying To Hold On (Available @ Pose Fair 2013 March 29th!)


*Promotional Copy – Thank you!




What Makes You Beautiful

Today the FROST event began and hot off the new releases from Belleza, you can find exclusive FROST skins for Ethan, Dylan and for the cheries, Kate.  I am very fond of the facial hair offered for the FROST edition of the Ethan skin.  A nice touch of eyeliner and all the tones you crave and love, it’s a steal of a deal for 700L each.  This is a nice addition to expand your existing skin collection or the Ethan line itself, equally if you want to get the Dylan or Kate!

This post began as a highlight for the FROST skins, but wound up being something far more for me, visually and introspectively.  I ended up walking down memory lane, back to my childhood.  What’s that got to do with anything Chance you might be sayin?  Well, I’ll tell ya a little story and maybe it will make a bit more sense as to why it turned from just me showing off the skin, to me recalling something far more important; the beauty that can be found in all things.

What Makes You Beautiful

What Makes You Beautiful

While I was taking this photo, Botanical released some new mesh trees, which you can see in the images.  I love trees, absolutely adore them.  As a child I often was found climbing them, using them as launch pads for my G.I.Joe’s and Star Wars action figures.  Equally any tree that grew fruit, I was avidly watching, eager to pick the fruit once ripe to enjoy with my family and often my dogs too.  So I purchased the new trees to add to our sim, and while doing so saw this adorable little Botanical Mesh Sad Little Tree.

It is what turned these images into something more, deeper and a trip down an eight year old’s pursuit for the perfect Christmas tree.

Mon Mama had sent Mon Papa and I to pick out the Christmas tree, as was our tradition.  That year the place we bought our trees from had closed down, so Mon Papa bundled me up and took me across the city to a different tree place that he knew grew and replaced the trees, instead of just mass produce and chop chop chop without replenishment.

When we got to the tree place, they were bringing in a new set of trees from the farm they grew them on in the Sandia Mountains.  In that load a small little tree had made it into the bunch, though it was very pathetic to say the least, torn branches, very scarce and a few inches shy of 4 feet tall.  One of the workers yanked the tree out and shoved it down on its trunk, giving a scowl and grumble of words before ordering the young high school guys who worked there to send it off to be chopped.

I watched them take it to the side of the building and toss it with all the trimmings they had placed there from pruning the other trees.   When mon Papa walked me around to see the big lush trees, I could not get the little pathetic tree out of my head.  For to me it was not pathetic, it was special and somehow I had forged a bond with the sad little tree.

When we got closer to the building again, I tugged on mon Papa’s large hand, looking up at his blue eyes and informed him that there was one more tree that we had to look at.  He let me lead him to the sad little tree in the pile that was meant to be put in the huge branch shredder, and I pointed and said, “That’s my tree.”  Of course mon Papa was a very gentle man, and drew the little tree out, propping it up on its make-shift stand, dusting it off and looked at me, asking if I was sure, for it truly was a pathetic tree!

Arriving home, mon Mama was of course expecting a big full tree as we had every year.  Much to her surprise, that is not what mon Papa and I brought into the house.  He gave her a look that couples gain over the years, that moment of saying almost mentally, just go with it cherie!  Unbeknownst to me, their parental mental conversation had, he exuberantly expressed how much I wanted this tree, and “Look how lovely the tree is Mama!” Which of course only reiterated what I felt to begin with, and so we set that little sad tree up in our loving home, decorated it with the utmost of care and joy, and it for that Christmas was the most beautiful of things we shared that holiday together.

Mon Mama tells this story to me every year, since I was eleven years old and spent my first Christmas without mon Papa, he having died in January of that same year.  Our first Christmas without him, picking out the Christmas tree was very hard, but I held her hand just as tightly and we found the beauty in the perfect tree with tears in our eyes, and that story of an eight year olds love for a tree.

There is beauty to be found in all things.  I hope this holiday season you too can find that special something to cherish for many years to come.

There Is Beauty To Be Found In All Things

There Is Beauty To Be Found In All Things

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-BELLEZA Ethan Tan Frost (Available @  FROST thru January 2nd 2013!)
Hair-Exile AJ:Midnight
Hairbase-Belleza- Tan Dark hair base (Included w/Ethan Frost)
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012) 
Shirt-[W&B] Mark Long Sleeve Henley LONESTAR
Scarf-FATEwear Harry –Tundra (K)
Gloves-FATEwear Dexter-Void
Pants-Ladies Who Lunch Henninger Jeans
Boots-Monso My Combat Ankle BootsMy Combat Ankle Boots (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

For more FROST coverage, check out the great gallery of items at SeraphimSL!

Collabor88-December: Baby It’s Cold Outside!

The 8th brought another fantastic round of Collabor88 to the grid with festive and Winter items galore for December!

I have been greatly under the weather with multiple flus that I have dubbed the Hell Flu’s for they had to have been created in the bowels of Hell they are so evil!  That has had me laid up in bed being grumpy and cranky, stealing away my time with Gabriella who as many of you are aware is very sick as well.

I wanted to cheer her up, so I took advantage of all my shiny goodies from Collabor88 and brought Winter to our sim.  Ma cherie loves the snow, and I was determined to give her a Winter wonderland despite my Hell Flu!

The exceptional as always camp ground set from Cheeky Pea was the central point of turning Chez Raynier to Winter wonderland.  Full of many items and loads of animations (especially if you get the adult version), the Chestnut Winter Camp  really gave the snow white sim that festive and cozy feel.  You can see more images of this amazing item in the official ad, it’s truly a brilliant offering from the ever talented mind of Isla Gealach.

My extremely comfy and versatile boots are from MONSO. They come in several colors and are unisex, also at Collabor88, a steal of a deal for your feet to keep dry and warm this Winter and well beyond!

Baby It's Cold Outside

Listen, The Silence Before Snowfall

Above our new cozy campsite I set high on a hill, without the lonely goatherd, the Trompe Loeil Frostbite Cottage in rose which is absolutely the most adorable cottage I have seen.  Tromple Loeil’s offering is for Collabor88 and there are other additional items to place within that you should get a closer look at to add to this sweet little retreat.

Ever notice how divinely silent it is, right before it begins to snow?  That’s what I miss most about living where we had actual seasons.  My youthful Winters in Santa Fe were blissful.

I added some sparkly lights to the area because Mrs. Raynier loves sparkles and glitter.  I think it gives it a nice Christmas feel for us to spend our quiet Christmas in.  What are your holiday plans and have you found any items like these that just made your holiday perfect?  Do share and have a wonderful week, and I hope none of you are suffering the evil grasp of the Hell Flu!

Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Collabor88 Goodies:

Cheeky Pea-Chestnut Winter Camp (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage Rose (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

[monso] My Combat Ankle Boots – Black (Available @ Collabor88 December 8 2012)

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile Days Go By:Midnight
Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012) 
Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Damon – Forest
Undershirt-[W&B] Mark Long Sleeve Henley LONESTAR
Scarf-FATEwear Harry – Volcano (K)
Gloves-FATEwear Dexter-Forest
Pants-Ladies Who Lunch Henninger Jeans
Poses-Diesel Works-Gabriel

The Men’s Dept September Preview: 22769

The Men’s Dept. September line up is superb, again!  A fine wine gets better with time, and so is the case with the Men’s Dept, better with each round.  Make sure you set aside some time to head over to the Men’s Dept.  I am loving this flame blazer from the talented gents at 22769.  It spurred me blast the Doors and get my rock n’ roll on.  There are additional patterns available which you can get a sneak peek of on the official flickr group from my insanely talented fellow bloggers.

Come On Baby Light My Fire

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*35(Black)

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

*Eyes-Poetic Colors classic gen4 – tropical reef – small medium  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Glasses-Gos Custom Sunglasses v3.2 – AVIATOR [loaded]

Facial Hair-Zovo Shaggy

*Jacket-22769 ~ [homme] Dandy Jacket Flames (Available @ The Mens Dept)
Necklace-MG Necklace – Barcelona – Group 3 (Available @ FaMESHed September 2012)

Ring-Remarkable Oblivi0n  Duality White (Right)

Pants-Lapointe & Bastchild S’Wear ” Buckled Biker” Leather pants

Guitar Bag-SEY GuitarBag/A

Shoes-[monso] My Leather Oxford

Pose-Purple Poses Nicholas

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

The Mens Dept-August: I Promise You I Will

August 2012 has been the busiest month of my SecondLife!  How many events do we have going right now and more to come when the 8th rolls around.  The Mens Dept August collection is just superb.  This is still my favorite event as it offers a little bit of everything for the men yet versatile enough to have many unisex items for everyone to enjoy.

One creator that I discovered about a month ago has really impressed me from day one.  Tegan Sara of floorplan creates the type of home decor and furnishings that I just adore.  From fun colored dressers to catchy little wall message boards, I have had a great time decorating with floorplan items.  You can get an amazing steal of a deal at The Mens Dept this month from floorplan, and Tegan just added an additional color set.

I am very fond of Cracked Mirror’s mens line.  I made sure my shy genes were stuck in a vault so I could rave to her about the shirt and shorts she has out at The Mens Dept this round.  I love a short sleeved shirt, and one made of mesh, with proper rolled sleeves that do not bulk into your body or leave gaps of space, and a tie to boot, yeah Cracked you rocked this shirt hard lady and I’m gonna wear them till they have holes in them!

I coupled my ensemble with man items from FaMESHed another amazing event that I never miss.  I hope you are enjoying the amazing packed full of events month of August, stay tuned for more items from the grids fabulous event organizers and creators.

Please note that The Mens Dept moved next to the space they had in July.  You can follow my links to the new location!

TMD August

TMD August

TMD August

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-[Atro Patena] Yancy Jet (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 001 Black

*Eyes-ID Warrior Mesh Aqua  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-Zovo 5 O’clock

*Shirt-(CM) Messy Shirt (pink w/ white tie) (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Ring-Elate! Square Stone Ring – Red Jasper

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /BLACK Silver Metal

Tattoo-Freaks&Geeks Play Right tattoo  (Available @ The Mens Dept)

*Pants-(CM) Trepid Jean Shorts MESH (black) (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – William S

Shoes-[monso] My Fabric Oxford (Available @ FaMESHed August 2012)

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

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

Hair-DeLa Mesh Hair “Mango” Black

Shirt-coldLogic top – rizzo.bubblegum (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Pants-coldLogic capri – duke.bubblegum (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

Decor & Furnishings-*floorplan. – chest of drawers [ warsies ] (Available @ The Mens Dept), PILOT – Olsen Chest Bench & Bohn Crate Shelf (Available @ FaMESHed August 2012), Pilot Haywood Pipe Shelf, :CP: Calla Desk (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)The Loft – Side Table-Red (group gift), vespertine silent memories frames (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

*Skybox-DECO Kensington Skyloft (Available @ The Mens Dept)

Poses-Pilot Olsen Chest Bench built in laptop pose, exposeur Starlight (couples pose) (Available @ The Mens Dept), exposeur Oh boy

*Promotional Copy-Thank you!