Friday, 25 September 2015

Restless Spirits

She had been waiting. 
Waiting in the far corner of the land with her familiars keeping her company. Now she could feel it reaching out through the earth towards her, on the ripple of the tide and as a song through the air, awakening the old forces as it moved along. As the mist rose around her, she heard their whispers.
Restless spirits had been released and were making their way through the lands carrying pure raw magic everywhere they could reach. Everything felt alive and charged with it. This was the calling of more than one spell-caster. She knew they would be gathering.
The woman reached to scratch behind the ear of one of her kittens, whispering "It's time".

Story Starts here and then continues on Sorchiee’s blog here, Tamarind's blog here and Rainbow's blog here.

A new round of Uber has begun and Glam Affair has released another gorgeous skin applier for Lelutka Undivided mesh heads. 'Clara' is available in the full range of standard skin tones and each contains a clean version plus 8 eye makeups and 8 lipsticks. Each Hud pack is just 699L!
The Fantasy Collective is also now open and that's wear you'll find these gorgeous skully headpieces by Azoury and the little skelly cats by Swagga too!
The decorative macabre-styled headpiece is available in 4 different colours and is resizeable, priced at 179L.
The little kittens come as a pack of 3 and can either be worn or rezzed as decor.
The Fantasy Collective will be open until 13th Oct. 

Roquai has a new pose set out in main store and on marketplace called 'Sko' and today I'm using Sko 2. There are 3 poses in this set, available individually inworld or complete set on marketplace.

Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Clara - Tropic *New@Uber*
(On Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Hair: Exile - The Countess *TFC*
Tattoo: White Widow - Dreamcatcher *Shiny Shabby*

Headpiece: Azoury - Vonlenska Headwear - Blood *TFC*
Collar: May's Soul - Katia Fur - Black *TSA*
Necklace: !Musa! - EyeBall Necklace - Dark *WLRP*

Kittens: Swagga - Goodbye Kitten *TFC*
Mist: {anc} - Mistcloud - Sungold

Pose by Roquai - Sko 2 *NEW*

The skulls & skelly are part of a skirt attachment for Boudoir's Cursed Bride that I've slightly modded for the purpose of the pic.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Wanna Play Hnefatafl?

All this Viking stuff around from the latest round of The Secret Affair, you gotta be thinking it can't all be swords, axes, snow and war. But... what did Vikings do to amuse themselves on those cold winter nights?!
Apparently... they played Hnefatafl.

This Viking board game has been recreated by Roawenwood, along with some rather comfy fur rugs in an assortment of colours. The texturing on these is really nice, I was practically wanted to bury my toes into the fur!
The lamps I'm using are by Pure Poison and they can also be found at The Secret Affair, as well as my 'outfit' for today. That's by ieQED and is available in different metal colours. 

And once you're done at The Secret Affair, head on over to the new round of Shiny Shabby which opened yesterday. The skin applier I'm wearing is by Glam Affair and is in their gacha to play for at 100L per play. As I may have mentioned once or twice before... I do love the Exotic skin tone! There are 15 appliers to play for in a range of tones (including two different Exotic appliers!). You can catch me wearing one of the rares and see the full gacha key in my previous post.
The beautiful ink I'm wearing today is new by White Widow and can also be found at Shiny Shabby. It's based on the patterns and designs of it's namesake - dreamcatchers - and is quite unique looking! There is also a gorgeous dreamcatcher design going down the back too which sadly can't be seen in this pic. Just take my word for it, it really is quite lovely!
The tattoo includes a whole bunch of appliers including Maitreya, Belleza, Omega, SLink & TMP, as well as standard tattoo layers. Each applier include 3 different tone/shade levels. 

Harness, Belt & Nipple Rings: ieQED - Kaia Set - Copper *TSA*
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Rachel - Exotic 10 *Shiny Shabby*
(on Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Tattoo: White Widow - Dreamcatcher *Shiny Shabby*
Hair: Tableau Vivant - Editorial - Western Wind *The Arcade*
Eyes: IKON - Triumph Eyes - Hazel *New*

Fur Rugs: {RW} Roawenwood *TSA*
Board Game: {RW} Roawenwood - The Chieftain's Hnefatafl Gaming Table *TSA*
Lamps: Pure Poison - Norse Lamp *TSA*

Pose by Del May

The Landmarks:
The Secret Affair
Shiny Shabby

Monday, 21 September 2015

The Cold Road to Valhalla

Say hello to Rachel, the gorgeous new skin applier by Glam Affair for Lelutka Undivided mesh heads. You can find her in the gacha at the new round of Shiny Shabby. There are lots of tones and makeups to play for, ranging from Petal to Africa, with each containing appliers with 4 eyebrow options plus a no-brow version. The one I'm wearing today is one of the rares and one of my faves with the striking eyeliner on super pale skin - I'm in love! XD

The hat I'm wearing is by Pure Poison and you'll find it in 3 different versions at The Secret Affair - black (shown), brown and white. Because everyone needs a cosy fur horned hat for winter *nods* 
The detail of the textures on the horns and metals is really beautiful!

The hair I'm wearing is also from TSA by Pritty but I've edited a lot with loose strands for the purpose of the pic!

Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Rachel - 14 Petal RARE *New@Shiny Shabby*
(on Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Eyes: IKON - Sovereign Eyes - Storm
Hat: Pure Poison - Ariana - Black *TSA*

Pose by Bauhaus Movement - Hylia 8

Full Gacha Key 

Glam Affair - Shiny Shabby

The Landmarks:

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


It's opening day at The Secret Affair!
Become fashion Vikings as you take a trip to Scandinavia to explore Norse legends and mythology!
Dead Dollz has created the very chic 'Runa' outfit new for the event. It comprises of matching tunic and pants in fitted mesh to maitreya body shape, available in black or brown. The fit is amazing (really loving fitted mesh for Maitreya!) and there was no need for me to use alpha with the tunic top, just alpha on the legs so no unsightly gaps anywhere!
And what's a stylish outfit without the perfect pair of shoes to go with? Azoury never disappoints with stunning, high detail and unique shoe creations and the 'Ruth' shoe matches this round's theme perfectly! Available in 3 colours - black, brown and cream - for Maitreya, Belleza, Eve & SLink feet.
[LAB737] has created some very cool accessories for this round continuing with the nordic rune type theme. The texture work on the mask is amazingly detailed. There are also different options on how to wear the mask depending if you want more or less! You can purchase the mask and staff separately or as a combined pack.

Also I have to give credit to Divine Paine on the amazing build for this event, do make sure you have a good cam around whilst shopping to her great work!

Tunic & Pants: Dead Dollz - Runa - Brown *TSA*
Mask & Staff: [LAB737] - Seer Set  *TSA*
Shoes: Azoury - Ruth Shoe - Brown *TSA*
Shield: FDD Stories - Norse Shield gacha - Gold Rare *TSA*

Hair: Truth - Heloisa 
Tattoo: Things - Aigneis *TSA*
Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Kaia Asia
(Leltuka Stella & Maitreya Lara used, with Omega relay hud for tattoo)

Wolf by Manticore
Pic taken at home on Nymphai

The Landmarks:

Monday, 14 September 2015

Valkyrie! A New Round of The Secret Affair is Almost Here!

The new round of The Secret Affair is just days away. The theme this time around? Well if the title of this blog post didn't give you a little hint, think Nordic warriors & Norse mythology and you'll get an idea of many of the stylings from our awesome Second Life creators this time around!

According to Norse mythology, Valkyrie was the name given to each of Odin’s twelve handmaids who conducted the slain warriors of their choice from the battlefield to Valhalla.

The fabulous 'Valkyrie' outfit that I'm wearing is by deviousMind and is available is a variety of colours. It comprises of this amazingly beautiful chain armour (a simpler chain top is also included), chainmail clothing layers (omega appliers included), and skirt (not shown). It's very much a mix and match outfit with each part being optional - you can be daring and go without the chainmail layers if preferred and choose to wear the chain tops or skirt to get the style you like. The layers also have different versions included and the top and lower versions can be worn independently of each other to really customize your look.

The headpiece I'm wearing is by Glam Affair and can be found at the current round of We Love Roleplay - I thought it matched perfectly with the look and theme of the outfit! This too is available in a wide range of colours and can be adjusted to get the right fit.

The skin applier I'm using today is one of the new appliers available in their mainstore especially for Lelutka Undivided mesh heads. 'Kaia' can be snagged in a wide range of skin tones, including one of my faves - Exotic. Each tone includes a clean version of the skin with 8 different eyebrow options, plus 8 eye makeups and 8 lip glosses.

Glam Affair is also participating in this month's Collabor88 with these beautiful 'Sya' wings, available in 6 different colour options.

Larger HQ pic on my Flickr.

Outfit: !dM deviousMind - Valkyrie - Gold *Soon@TSA*
Headpiece: Glam Affair - Valkyria - Divinity *WLRP*
Wings: Glam Affair - Sya - Raven *C88*

Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Kaia - Exotic *NEW@mainstore*
(on Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Hair: Tableau Vivant - Editorial - Western Wind *The Arcade*

Sword: Empyrean Forge - Khazid'hea Sword - Gold
Pose by Hopscotch - Dancing Blades I (tweaked with Animare)

The Landmarks:
The Secret Affair will be revealed opening day (15th)

Friday, 11 September 2015


We're 1 week in to the current round of We Love Roleplay, which means there is still plenty of time to get discounted fantasy-themed goodies to fill up you're SL inventory!
Both Doe and [theSkinnery] have created deer-inspired entries for the September round. This cute and quirky hairstyle by Doe includes horns and is available in solid and two-tone versions. The skin applier by [theSkinnery] comes in 6 different colour tones for Lelutka mesh head and includes tattoo applier for Maitreya, Belleza & SLink mesh bodies, as well as a standard tattoo layer.

Gauze also released an update of their faun hooves this week. This includes updated textures for the leg fur and also appliers for mesh bodies! Both full leg and part leg versions included in the pack and there are 2 HUD packs to choose from - Naturals or Fantasy - each of which include 6 colours.

The 24 2015 opens its doors Sept 11th! Yes, it's just hours away and lots of awesome designers have exclusive limited and new releases for you to get your hands on! (see full press release below).
 Zibska has several new releases for the event, including the dress by fawny self is wearing. 'Dunya' isn't an limited exclusive so there will be enough for everyone! This dress comes in 5 standard mesh sizes plus 2 fitted mesh sizes for Belleza Isis and Freya. A colour HUD is included containing 5 print options and 5 solid options for skirt, bodice and straps.

Skin applier/Tattoo (incl. Lelutka Undivided applier): [theSkinnery] - Oh Deer *WLRP*
(shown on Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Hair: Doe - Deer Me *WLRP*
Hair Flowers & Harp: Astralia - Nimoe Elfic Headpice & Harp *WLRP*
Legs: Gauze - Faun Hooves - Naturals *NEW*
Dress: Zibska - Dunya *New@24*

Goats: Jian - Chester the Goat *WLRP*

Pose by Bauhaus Movement
(tweaked using Animare)

Pic taken at Just Another Tequila Sunrise

Official Press Release for the 24 2015:

1 Week...
 72 Designers...
 Outdoor Accessories!
 Oh My...

Will you be able to snatch up our limited edition exclusives before they are all gone?

Cultured The Magazine, Designing SL, Dope Magazine, ECLIPSE Magazine, HomeStuff, iNOVARE Magazine, L'Homme, MenStuff, ModeLS Magazine, SCALA, Siren Productions,  SL Live Radio, and WomenStuff are kicking off The 24 2015, this summer time staple, September 11th-19th 2015. We are taking it back to it's roots with bigger designers, bolder designs, and we are bringing back the home and furniture designers. All limited editions exclusives for the discerning individuals in Second Life who like to be and individual and unique in what they wear, how they look, and the environment that surrounds them. Do not Miss Out on This Event!

We have an entire week of shows and events planned with some of our amazing designers including Lybra, Gabriel, Rfyre, RICIELLI, Lavian & Co., h.m.a.e.m, Zibska, Champagne Sparkling Couture, BENDER, United Colors, and K E L I N I. We also are giving a sneak peak at all the hot Exclusive Limited Editions on the runway with a special show on Sept 12th, 2015 at 6pm. There will be a fabulous opening party with Cultured The Magazine and the incomparable SL Live Will be closing the house down on Sept 19th, 2015 at 2pm Right After the Pop Stars Show. Come shop, party, and have fun with some of the top designers N4RS, Stockholm & Lima, Tres Beau, RAPTURE, WoW Skins, Diram, Wicca's Wardrobe, Dynasty, and Bravura! Homme to name a small few taking part. 

The level of designers this year and the inclusion of home designers can not be beat. That means that not only will you look unique but your home can as well. Express your uniqueness with limited editions skins, hair, make-up, accessories, and clothing. Show off your individual design aesthetic and tastes with the limited edition furniture, home accessories, and outdoor items. With only 150 being produced and sold you are not going to see these items on everyone across the grid. Stay up to date with information on the event including a complete list of designers, calenders, and more information as it develops at 

What will you find that is a must have...

Lexie Jansma
Siren Productions CEO

The Landmarks:
We Love Roleplay
The 24 2015 (opens 11th Sept!)
Gauze Mainstore

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Bewitched by Victoria

Mesh Avenue opens today with a steampunk theme and Dead Dollz has explored the sexier, more daring side of this theme with the newly created and  stunning 'Victoria' lingerie set for this event! It's designed for Maitreya Lara mesh body and includes fitted mesh bra and panties, with optional lace underwear appliers. 
I fell in love with it instantly and jumped into the IM box of the beautiful Duchess Flux to see if she'd like to join the kitties and I for a photoshoot!
There are 6 colours to choose from - the black and white versions that Duchess and I are wearing, plus blue, brown, pink and antique.

The kitties btw, are from the 'Bastet' gacha by Pixicat at The Arcade and how beautiful are they?! There are 4 different posed kitties to collect plus a bunch of other pretty things in the gacha machine. The sphynx cats have a colour HUD to change between black, white and patch. 

Glam Affair has just released some new skin appliers for Lelutka Undivided mesh heads in mainstore and I adore the sultry look of 'Mavi'. Available in a whole range of skin tones, each applier pack also includes 8 make up options for eyes and 8 for lips in addition to the 'clean' skin. For those of you who love the less common Glam Affair tones including petal, exotic, tropic and africa, you'll be very pleased to know that this gorgeous new skin applier does come in these tones!

If you haven't made it into Collabor88 this month, keep trying! There are some awesome pretties up for grabs including these gorgeous cuffs by *katat0nik*. I've been waiting for ages for something like this (especially that is compatible with Maitreya hands as well as SLink) so I jumped on them straight away. There are 2 packs available, mono and colour laces.
The sexy over the knee boots by CandyDoll can also be found at September's Collabor88 and are available in a range of colours. Standard sizes are includes as well as sizes for Maitreya, SLink, Belleza Isis & Belleza Freya mesh bodies.
My hair today is by D!va. It's non-rigged and includes a flower accessory that can be turned on/off or colour-changed via HUD menu.

Hope you all like the lotd and the pic! See HQ version on my Flickr.

Me (on left):
Lingerie: Dead Dollz - Victoria - Black *New@Mesh Avenue*
Cuffs: *katat0nik* - Lac Cuffs - Mono *C88*
Boots: CandyDoll - Arabella - Black *C88*

Skin Applier: Glam Affair - Mavi - Asia *NEW@Mainstore*
(on Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Hair: D!va - Sienna - Onyx *C88*

Pose by Le Poppycock - Feminine Weapon

Duchess (on right):
Lingerie: Dead Dollz - Victoria - White *New@Mesh Avenue*
Hair: Exile - Full of Grace
Belly Chain: Charm - Imogen *WLRP*

Pose by Project Puppet - Bombshell 3 2

Cats: Pixicat - Bastet - Sphynx (various poses) *The Arcade*
Whisky Set: 8f8 - Storyteller's Burrow 33 *The Arcade*
Black Umberella: -tres blah- Umbrella *C88*
Chandeliers: DRD - Mystery Mansion 29 *The Arcade*
White Parasol: ::Moon Inc::White Victorian fantasy Parasol

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Demons Will Forsake The Land

Azoury is taking part in the latest round of We Love Roleplay with the new 'Yakov' helmet. This very unique creation comes in 2 versions - bone as shown below and also black leather. The detail is exquisite as can be expected from Azoury pieces and this item was the inspiration for my pic today! It can be found at 30% off the regular price at the event (174L instead of 249L, which will be the price in store after event!).

The 'Connexe' shoe, also by Azoury, is available in 6 different choices. This edgy styled wedge shoe can be found in the discount room at The Chapter Four, priced at just 174L for the duration of the event (instead of 349L after the event). Each colour pack includes shoes to fit Maitreya, Eve, Belleza & SLink.

White Widow has created a stunning new tattoo design that you can snag at the new round of AnyBODY. Lots of appliers are included in addition to standard tattoo layers, incl. Maitreya as shown below. This ink is available in both black and blue, with 3 tones being included in each pack.

Pic was taken as ISON mainstore location

Check out my FLickr for HQ pics!

Mask/Helmet: Azoury - Yakov - Bone *WLRP*
Shoes: Azoury - Connexe Cream *TCF*
Silks: Axix - Hari Silks - Black

Skin Applier: [theSkinnery] - Arlenis Onyx
(on Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Tattoo: White Widow - Focus Black *anyBODY*

Pose by Dyer Maker - random2_f02f

The Landmarks:
We Love Roleplay
The Chapter Four

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Love Potion

A new round of We Love Roleplay opened today and I'm amazed by some of the beautiful creations available for Second Life fantasy lovers this September!
Glam Affair has created some beautiful new skin appliers for Lelutka mesh heads in one of my fave skin tones (polar). They range from soft pink tones to dramatic eye make ups and lush red lips, the choice is yours! 5 different make ups available.
There is also a stunning new tattoo by White Widow - Altar - which comes in 3 different colours and with lots of different appliers. Each colour comes in 3 shades/intensity levels (I'm wearing the middle one!).
The gorgeous jewellery set is by Zibska and is just one of the new releases Zib has brought to this round of the event. It comes complete with colour HUD to change the main and minor gem colours separately. 
My pretty little crown by LaGyo is available in a wide variety of colours and is resizeable, making it versatile to use in different ways!
Everything at We<3RP is discounted before its release in store!

How many of you are still waiting to get into The Arcade? It took me ageesss!! But was so glad I made it because it's a really fabulous round! 
Totally love the new editorial hairs by Tableau Vivant, so dramatic and full of movement. There are 8 different common styles, each of which come with 1 of the 6 colour HUDs. They are all unrigged so you can really play around with pics! There is also 1 rare rigged style that comes in 3 different packs, each containing 2 HUDs.
Aisling has created the DIY Love Potion gacha for this round and the flowers I've used in today's pic are so beautiful in detail.

Have a great weekend everyone and buy lots of pretty things!

Skin: Glam Affair - Diore 4 Polar Applier *WLRP*
(On Lelutka Stella & Maitreya Lara)
Hair: Tableau Vivant - Editorial - Western Wind *The Arcade*
Tattoo: White Widow - Altar - Black *WLRP*

Necklace & Earrings: Zibska - Aslaug *WLRP*
Crown: LaGyo - Thumbelina Crown - Red *WLRP*
Bangles: Kunglers - Yennefer - Jasper *WLRP*
Single Stem Roses: Aisling - 11/.a. DIY Love Potion - Rose {RED} *The Arcade*
Flowers/Petals: Aisling - 14/.a. DIY Love Potion - Carpet of Flowers *The Arcade*

The Landmarks:

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Reaper at Play (Time for some gacha fun with The Arcade!)

1st September marks the opening of the new round of The Arcade (yes peeps, it's just a few hours away!)
I was super excited when I first saw the gacha prizes by *Tentacio*! I love working with ball-jointed dolls and these are so fabulously creative. Each prize consists of either a full body, a doll head or doll bra/thong set. There are 2 skin tones up for grabs - natural and vamp - but the bodies can be tinted to match better with skins of other mesh heads or standard avatar skins too. 
There are 2 rare prizes - the skeleton and carousel bodies - and these include both skin colour options. I'm wearing the body (torso) and wings from the rare skeleton prize in vamp but what I really love about these bodies is how you can mix and match the different parts. The arms and legs are from the body of the 'inked vamp' doll. The tattoos on the arms, hands and legs are so detailed and personally I'm lovin' the black nail polish too!
There are 4 doll head prizes (2 different make ups in 2 different skin tones) and each comes with choice of 3 eye colours via a HUD. I'm not wearing the Galatea doll head in the pic but purely cos I loves on my usual doll head so much, so you can see the prizes in the gacha key below.

Most of the props from today's pics are from previous gacha events (I guess I was in gacha-type mood in anticipation of the Arcade!)
However, the tree is new by Studio Skye. OMG this tree is awesome, it's so detailed and perfect for upcoming Halloween scenes and creepy hangouts. It can be used all year round with the scripted season changer (5 options, each season plus 2 for fall). There are 2 versions included, with or without ground base, and the Li upon rez is 10Li or 5Li respectively. Resizing upwards increases Li of course, but I decreased size a little and that brought the Li down a touch.

There are a few more days left of the birthday round of Collabor88 so if you couldn't get in earlier on, you should have no bother now. Exile have released 2 new windswept hairstyles, one of which is the "You Send Me" as shown in this pic and the other I used already in a previous post.

The headpiece dolly reaper is wearing is by Dirty Stories and was at Totally Top Shelf last month but can now be found in their mainstore. The rose colour is changeable via a HUD, as is the skellie hand and the little gems.

Doll body & wings: *Tentacio* - Galatea Doll Skeleton RARE *The Arcade*
Doll arms/hands/legs/feet: *Tentacio* - Galatea Doll Inked Vamp *The Arcade*
Undies/Armour: *Tentacio* - Galatea Doll Bra & Thong Silver *The Arcade*

Doll Head: *COCO* - 001V 
Hair: Exile - You Send Me *C88*

Staff: May's Soul - La Parca Staff Rare (gacha now instore) 
Headpiece: Dirty Stories - Shadow Queen Head Rose

Tree: Studio Skye - Twisted Tree *NEW*
Tarot Cards: Kalopsia - Tarot Cards (from previous TAG)
Gravestones: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Graveyard Tombstone 1 & 4 (commons from past FGC)
Animated Crow: Dead Centre DC - Watching Crow (from MP)

Pose by Del May - Tightrope