Collabor88 Halloween

The 8th is here and that brings Collabor88 goodness!  Full of spooktacular items and amazing Fall additions to your SLife, this round is great as always.

Though the event is grand I had to get small for these adorable cat pajamas from the pajama queen herself, Katharine McGinnis, Intrigue Co.  As always the pajamas have fun stitched right into them from head to slipper and you can get them in a wide variety of sizes including ToddleeDoo.  This is my first time being a ToddleeDoo size and I had a great time being a little.

The door I stand in front of for my treats is Trompe Loeil’s Collabor88 new addition and it is magnificent.  I will bring more coverage of it later, to let you see more of the details.

BOOM created the rib tickling Mr. Sunshine Doll which is not only available in a doll form but an avatar as well, in many different color choices.

Head on over to Collabor88 for this and much more!


Style 411:


*Pajamas & Slippers-Intrigue Co. – Black Cat Pajamas: (Toddleedoo) – Child (Available @ Collabor88 October 8th)

Mask-~Chimeric Fashions~ Dark Eyed Cat Mask (Black & White)

*Skeleton Friend-*BOOM* Mr. Sunshine Doll (clean bones) (Available @ Collabor88 October 8th)

*Bucket-Lark – Candy Bucket – Cat (Available @ Candy Fair October 4th)

Decor 411:

*Structure-Trompe Loeil – Autumn Cottage (Available @ Collabor88 October 8th)

[Commoner] Stache-O-Lantern

Schadenfreude Chibi Cat: Pumpkin (Former Arcade Gacha Event Item)

Pose 411:

SAAL – Freedom 1 – Male (Available @ SHE & HIM)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

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

Photo 1

floorplan. hanging pennant

floorplan. dirigible sapling

Photo 2

[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!

We’ll Ride On Bicycles

The Autumn season has brought about so many events, I can’t keep up!  What a grand adventure it has been through, learning of new events, new designers, seeing amazing creations from the designers we love, and creators coming back from hiatus to give us new things to enjoy.

It certainly has been a busy month, and the reprieve into my imagination has been a welcome one to de-stress and keep connected to my inner child.

Many times I have an idea for a photo and end up going a different route, or I struggled to get it just how I envision it, however the one below came to me and worked out just how I planned.  It started with the search for a rainbow pwnie named Dash.  It is no secret I seek out all rainbow things for my beloved Gabriella.  If it is rainbow, I am likely going to try to get it, buy it, empty my pockets of all coinage to get it to give to her.  Such was the case with this round of the Arcade and the lovely whimsical pwnies from silentsparrow.

Once Dash was achieved, I had quite a few of his friends, and they decided I needed to be taken on an adventure with other companions.  That journey had a soundtrack which led off with one of my favorite songs that always makes me think of my better half.  (I have linked the song below in case you are curious)

“We’ll sleep on roof tops 
We’ll ride on bicycles 
Baby, we’ll get married 
Don’t you want to, sweetie?”

Designers United opened at midnight last night and will run until October 4th.  The theme is Surrealism, and wow did the designers do a great job of it!  My hair is from INK and I am loving the style, it was perfect for my adventure.

My brilliantly created boots are from Valiant which is one of the first shops I used to frequent when I first began my adventures in SecondLife.  When designer Wavie Haller began creating new mesh items for the Valiant & Co. brand I was ecstatic!  The boots are brilliant, with a massive texture HUD that gives you limitless possibilities.  You can grab these at the Liaison Collaborative now, as well as the skin I am wearing from his skin line [K]lean.  This is Adrian and he is a bit more mature than the prior Tyler release, with lovely tonality and exceptional quality.  I had not taken Tyler off since getting it, but Adrian is even more perfect for my permanent look.

I hope you are enjoying this event filled month and were able to find all those rares and wonders that make your SLife even more fun.

Look 411:

*Skin-[K]lean – ADRIAN skin – T4 – Black (Available @ The Garden Presented by The Liaison Collaborative)

Hair-[INK] Hair___MOSES for DU5/Hair ::Black (Available @ Designers United)

Glasses-flowey for Stories & Co. / Meowculars – Luna RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Shirt-[Sheep Door] Flannel shirt (Mesh) TartanA male (Available @ The Seasons Story)

Backpack-.Olive. the Carry Me BackiePacks – Black[M] (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Necklace-{Sleepy Eddy} Pocket Watch Necklace (Bronze) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pants-grasp Damaged skinny jeans/AllColorus/Mens

*Shoes-[Valiant] Lexington Boots (Available @ The Garden Presented by The Liaison Collaborative)

Scene 411:

Pwnies – silentsparrow (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Schadenfreude Chibi Cat: Ziggy (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

::{u.f.o}::my sitting doll friends – huggie catty (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

O.M.E.N. – Fairytales – Dome – Beauty and the Beast (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Intrigue Co. – Novelty Nightlights: Shooting Star (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*The Secret Store – My first Boombox – Ink (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pose 411:

{what next} Kensington Bicycle Pose Prop (Mens)


* 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 Land of Heart’s Desire

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire


The 411:

*Skin–Belleza- Mathieu SK BOS (Available @ The Boys of Summer)

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

Hair-Action- Zack

Facial Hair-Unorthodox Guapo 5 o clock Shadow

Antlers-Schadenfreude Ceryn Flora Antlers (mesh ribbons) (Available @ Collabor88 July 8th 2013)

*Necklace-L&B Swear “Drift” Men’s Choker (Available @ The Boys of Summer)

*Fairy-*MishMish* Lil Fairy – Amoriata (Pink) (Available @ Collabor88 July 8th 2013)

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands_V3

Face Paint-UtopiaH- Painted Face [Natural in Blood] (Available @ The Boys of Summer)

*Pose-marukin [solstice] persona (Available @ Collabor88 July 8th 2013)

Call Me Maybe!

Call Me Maybe

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jacob Tan BBB 0 (Available for 400L until March 3rd)
Hair-Redgrave Jacob
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / blow glasses (bk) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Watch-(Yummy) Polyex Sports Watch – Red (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Necklace-.Olive. the Folded Golden Paper Letter Necklace – C (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Pants-.:villena:. tucked up jeans M/M dark blue
Socks-Schadenfreude Sheer Dark Rainbow Amortentia Stockings
Shoes-The Secret Store – Vintage Roller Skates – Red Leather (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Backpack-~Tableau Vivant~ Backpack – Black (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
What Gabriella Is Wearing:
Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Crys – espresso (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / Butterfly sunglasses (red) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Jewelry-Cae :: Bejeweled ::  Set (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Shirt-Emery – Mesh Top Roback Black (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Pants-Emery – Mesh High Waist Denim Short Hope Dark (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Shoes-(LaRoo) Folded High Tops (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)

Location: The Nest

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)

Vintage Fair Preview-Sway’s, Dilly Dolls, Diesel Works, Schadenfreude

Sway’s Sixty living room set by Sway Dench is exceptional in its detail, vibrancy and realism the Raynier’s plan to keep it in the house permanently.  The set is offered in the colorful below and a myriad of solid colors as well.  From Mod style to modern style, this is a set that is greatly versatile.

The pants I am wearing are from Dilly Dolls, they are mesh and have a 10 color option hud.  They scream 60s-70s!  I paired the pants with the sleek and stylish Beatle boots from Schadenfreude, which come in a ton of colors.

In less than 6 hours, Vintage Fair 2012 will be officially opening it’s doors at 4pm SLT.  Are you ready?

Vintage Fair Preview Sways & More!

What I Am Wearing: 

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Glacial Night)

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Facial Hair-Sacred 2.0 Goatee 1 & Tableau Vivant Vincent Beards – stubble

Shirt-Zaara Adyan kurta top *white*

Necklace-MG Pearl Necklaces – Combo – Long – MIXED

Ring-Elate! Square Stone Ring – Red Jasper

Pants-*DD* Vic Corduroy Pants Dark Pack (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

Boots-Schadenfreude Beatle Boot (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-TRUTH Aurora – espresso

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

Dress-NYU – Cotton Dress, Pink (Available @ FaMESHed August 2012)

Shoes-Ingenue Gatsby Heels- Fushcia

*Furniture & Decor-Sways Sixty Living Room (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

*Pose-Diesel Works – Quebrada (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012)

*Promotional Copy-Thank you!


Today Mrs. Raynier and I decided to explore the beautiful roleplay sim Mischief Managed which is open to the the public today for approximately a week.  The build is entirely mesh, created by Anya Ohmai, the famous Platform 9 3/4 train is astounding.  It was the perfect place for us to take a rendezvous.  More information can be found on the official website, official flickr and a beautiful series of photographs on Anya’s flickr as well.

Gabriella is wearing this exceptional dress and shoes by Schadenfreude, available at Collabor88.  Take an hour or more to explore something this week, it will do you good.


What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-booN GFR834 hair black

Hairbase-booN cropped hairbase

Hat-Entente Flat Cap

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

Glasses-K_gs Uail (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Jacket/Shirt/Tie-B@R Slim Check Red Suit

Pants-ISPACHI Mesh [Executive Chinos] White

Shoes-Kauna  Brogues: Black&White

Pose & Prop-{.:exposeur:.} Dapper Canes (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

What Gabriella IsWearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-DeLa Mesh Hair “Mango” Black

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

Dress-Schadenfreude Bisque Eala Dress (Available @ Collabor88 July)

Shoes-Schadenfreude Bisque Cygnette (Available @ Collabor88 July)


Location- Mischief Managed

Hogwarts: Your Story

I am sure you have heard the buzz about the new RPG Hogwarts: Your Story. Mrs. Raynier and I have jumped on the creative train to roleplay among the magical masses.

We both love to roleplay.  I have roleplayed heavily in several RPGs online for approximately 11 years.  Prior to that it was D&D and other table top based RPGs.  I am excited to do an immersive roleplay in Second Life!

Meet Sebastian and Makenzie!

Hogwarts: Your Story

What Makenzie Is Wearing:



Jacket-{mon tissu}

Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Skirt-{mon tissu}

Socks-Created by me with a template


What Sebastian Is Wearing:





Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Pants-Whippet & Buck

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-*FIR & MNA*

Poses-Stakey, Glitterati

H:YS Sebastian

What Sebastian Is Wearing:






Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude

Pants-Whippet & Buck

Socks-Created by me with a template

Shoes-*FIR & MNA*

H:YS Makenzie

What Makenzie Is Wearing:





Shirt & Tie-Schadenfreude




For more information on Hogwarts: Your Story please join the in-world group or follow them on Flickr and Plurk.