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Morning Tranquility

Posted in Chez Moi,Poses,Sari Sari,SL Mesh,Sunday,Yoga by Piper Hanriot on November 19, 2017

Sunday mornings are the best. Where I live, it is so tranquil and as I am not one for laying in bed when I wake up, I like to get up, make a pot of coffee and sit quietly listening to the morning bird song and watch as the sun rises, lighting up my little corner of the world.  I never tire of this wonderful experience.

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Yoga & Exercise mat mesh day spa at Chez Moi

So in SL, I decided to follow this through in my home there, out on the decking, trying out some yoga poses from a couple of designers.  The first set of yoga poses are built into a yoga mat, which I purchased from Chez Moi.  As well as yoga, the built in hud also contains a tai chi and meditation sequence and also some exercises.  I ran a few of the yoga sequences and took a few photos from them.  There are seven yoga sequences in the hud in total.

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Yoga at Sari Sari

Still using the same yoga mat, I was then able to use try out the yoga pose set that I purchased from Sari Sari, which worked well with this mat.  There are six static poses in this set in total and the poses are also slightly different from the ones in the Chez Moi yoga mat, so I was able to get a lovely selection of photos using these poses.

Well I have enjoyed my lazy Sunday morning again this weekend, so I am now heading off for a walk in the sunshine.  Until next time …

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Getting in the Mood

Posted in SL Mesh,Lingerie,Lace,Carrie's Lingerie by Piper Hanriot on November 18, 2017

This time of year is a firm favourite with a lot of people I know including Carrie Bridger, designer and CEO of Carrie’s Lingerie.  With Halloween now past Carrie has started to launch into the upcoming festive season and one of the bonuses of being a VIP member at her store is that we get to both see and purchase some of the festive releases before they arrive at the main store.

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Catty Polka in red

This time last year I remember that I was very busy and I don’t recall blogging a certain favourite new festive release in lingerie from Carrie’s.  I remember trying to blog as much as I could, however juggling SL with RL was a bit of a challenge, so I am taking this opportunity to share with you a stunning lingerie set from 2016, the Catty.

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Catty Polka in black and white

Carrie has released two versions of this set, the original Catty Sparkle and the Catty Polka.  I have to say that I adore this set.  From the dramatic colours, the exquisite and elegant lace, the soft satin and even the added sparkle, this set is perfect or the holiday season.  My next question to Carrie would be ‘Will we see this set this year in white lace?”  Winks, hint, hint.  Even if white lace would not work this is still one of my favourite lingerie sets.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a good weekend and if you are doing any shopping, I hope that you find some sparkle too.  Until next time…

In The Pink

Posted in High Fashion,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on November 15, 2017

I have decided to start doing more in the way of one item feature blogs, comprising one particular new item released by an SL designer, by way of endeavouring to keep on top of blogging.  This will also mean that, hopefully, I will not fall behind and have a vast inventory of items that I have purchased from designers and events and never having the time to share them with you.

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So today I start by giving a huge shout out to Sascha’s Designs and Sascha’s recently released Varvara gown.  I first saw this stunning gown in Flickr when Sascha posted it last week and it woke up my magpie instincts and I just had to visit the store and choose one to buy.  I adore the design and intricate embroidery and beading on the bodice is absolutely stunning.  As most of my regular followers know, I am not a huge fan of pink, however this gown in particular is exquisite in pale pink with the floral design both on the bodice and on the skirt hem line.

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This particular dress is compatible with the Slink and Belleza mesh bodies and there are also 5 standard mesh size gowns.  I wear a Maitreya mesh body, so using one of the standard sized gowns, had to patiently fit it, however I didn’t do too badly.  It was a bit of a challenge, but worth it so that I could get some photos to show the Varvara off.  I would have to invest in a new mesh body if I wanted to wear this gown more, but it is Christmas soon so who knows, I may get a treat from Santa this year.

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In the meantime, huge applause to Sascha Frangilli for this stunning gown.  There are other colours to choose from as well, so I highly recommend either a visit to the Sascha’s Designs store in-world or on the SL marketplace.

For now though, back to the working week.  Just a few more days until the weekend.  Until next time …

 

 

November Events II

Posted in Autumn,Autumn fashion,High Fashion,Locations,Sad November,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on November 12, 2017

This weekend I continue to visit some of the SL events and I am now pleased to share with you a couple of trinkets that I managed to pick up, this time from the Sad November event and also from the 68 Main event.

68 Main is a relatively new event in SL and features some of SL’s top designers for both fashion and the home.  For the November round, the one item that caught my eye was the Shania outfit from Finale Couture and I have to say that I adore the coat in particular.

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Upon arriving at the Sad November event SL, I discovered that this is the 4th edition of this event, however it was my first visit to this event and I am happy that I took the time to go and see what it is all about.  The event itself if a bit laggy, however it is certainly worth bearing with it and during my visit I did not crash out of SL, which is good.  I had to smile though as walking around it felt like I was visiting Ikea.  There are arrows directing you around the event, but it is a good way to ensure that you get to see everything.

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At this event I picked up a couple of trinkets, being the Stacy outfit from Scandalize and the Tracy pose set from Belle Poses.  The Tracy pose set is perfect for a rainy day.  The box comprises six poses in total, together with the mirror poses and a gorgeous bright yellow umbrella for each of the poses and mirror poses.  I even found a rainy spot to take the photos.

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Following on from my previous blog, which featured apparel from Scandalize, I was also delighted to see that they had this fantastic jumpsuit at the Sad November event.  The box comprises the jumpsuit in both a block colour and an ombre colour, as well as a wool top, perfect for those cool rainy days.

Well folks that is all for now, however I will bring you more wonderful delights from SL very soon and I am already looking forward to the 5th edition of Sad November in 2018.  In the meantime, have a great SL and a good week.  Until next time …

 

November Events

Posted in Autumn,Autumn fashion,Autumnal,High Fashion,Scandalize,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on November 11, 2017

Due to a busy RL I have not written a blog post for a few weeks, however now that my RL has settled down again, I have been visiting the November events and picking up a few autumnal goodies along the way.

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Fameshed has become one of my favourite monthly events and I always come away with a few new items, so for November the two items that caught my attention are the Anashara jumpsuit and jacket, which I have teamed up with Star Cluster jewellery from Maxi Gossamer.

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I have fast become a fan of Scandalize clothing.  Their style is modern and the range of colours, together with an ombre mix in each pack is gorgeous.  The fabulous thing about modern attire is that you can dress it up or down.  As well as the standard jumpsuit, this set also comprises a jacket, a waist chain and a body chain to complete the look.  There are also huds with this set so that you can change the metal colour of the chains and you can also change the colour of the pearls on the jumpsuit.

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I adore Maxi Gossamer jewellery and have quite a few of her jewellery sets now that I have been collecting over the years.  With the festive season soon her, the Star Cluster set is perfect.  This set comprises one pair of earrings and three choker necklaces, as shown below.  I have shown this set in gold, however you can change it to silver as well.

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As I was in a shopping mood, I also visited Collabor88, which is probably one of the events that has been running the longest in SL and is still a firm favourite of mine.  With winter just around the corner, I picked up the sweater and scarf dress set, together with the soft leather boots from Zenith.

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Today is set to be a rainy one here in the UK, so I might go and visit a few more SL monthly events and see what other gorgeous trinkets I can find on my travels to share with you all.  And in the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend.  Until next time…

Photography locations:   Tanya’s Coffee Shop & Bar and The Mill

A Touch of Romance

This week I decided to stick with blogging ball gowns from a few more of the amazing apparel designers in SL.

I would like to start by sharing with you a couple of brand new gowns, which are being featured at the Spoonful of Sugar event.  This event is running from 16 September through to 01 October and it such a worthy cause, so if you have not visited this event yet, then I highly recommend it.  The designers at this event are selling new items with either 50%, 75% or 100% of the proceeds being donated to this charity.

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Unwrap caffe by Son!a

One of my all time favourite designers, Sonia28 Jie has released some new items, all of which can be found at the Spoonful of Sugar event.  A gown that caught my eye is the brand new Unwrap gown.  This stunning gown is available in caffe and in true Sonia style this gown is elegant and romantic and I adore the exquisite lace detail.  I hope Sonia releases some more colours for this gown in the future.

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Bobbi sapphire by Mariposa

Another wonderful designer who is also showing some brand new gowns at the Spoonful of Sugar event is a lady whose work I have seen, however not yet featured and that is Tesslyn Finesmith of Mariposa.  The dress that caught my eye in her store is a new and exclusive dress for this event, the Bobbi gown.  This gown is available in either sapphire or magenta and it sparkles like a starry night sky.  It is so beautiful.  Tesslyn has also provided a body light with this dress, which when you wear it enhances the glitter and sparkle.  I love it.

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Divine Eve makeover gown by Utopia

I would now like to share some wonderful news with you all.  Utopia is celebrating 10 years in SL and I am so excited for them.  To celebrate Rick and Saby have put on a party with live music on Sunday 24 September and they have also released some stunning new apparel.

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Divine Eve makeover gown by Utopia

Saby has released the Divine gown makeover to mark this 10 year anniversary.  This dress is available in 9 different colours.  There are 2 different skirts included with this dress, the flexi (as shown above) and a fuller skirt with a side split, featuring roses on the waist. (second photo above).

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Khalees rainbow by Utopia

A brand new gown, also from Utopia is the Khalees gown.  This gown is available in a variety of colours, however the one that caught my eye was the rainbow.  So I decided to be a bit more creative with my styling and photography, to show off this absolutely stunning dress.  Included with the gown are also some tiaras, 2 of them with a unicorn theme.  A thought occurred to me ‘I have unicorn nail varnish’, and so I completed the look.

Congratulations Utopia on 10 years in SL and long may you continue.  I have been a fan of Saby’s work right from the beginning.  For now though, I am going to put my tiara and heels back on and go join the party.  Have a good week everyone.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

Autumn Gowns 2017

The summer has seen me blog a lot of posts featuring lingerie and beachwear and a few summer dresses, so now I would like to share with you some stunning new gowns in SL that have recently caught my eye, as blogging stunning SL gowns has always been a favourite topic of mine.

The September round of events is currently taking place, each of them opening on their chosen day and I am excited to see some warming autumnal delights appearing.  I have bought a few items from Valentina E this year and fell in love with this beautiful gown, which my magpie eye saw at the Fameshed event recently.  It is simple, yet elegant, perfect in my book and in my favourite colour as well, however there are other gorgeous colours to choose from as well.

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Aja gown in emerald by Valentina E

Amazing apparel creator, Solas at Silvan Moon Designs has also been a very busy lady and today I wanted to show you not one, but two of her most recent releases.  Firstly the stunning Pennies from Heaven gown.  This gorgeous gown is elegance and chic all rolled into one, a timeless classic.  The Pennies from Heaven gown was released at the Trunk Show nearly a month ago and hopefully will be available at the Silvan Moon Designs main store in the near future.

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Pennies from Heaven gown in black by Silvan Moon Designs

In the meantime, at the Silvan Moon Designs main store, Solas has released the brand new Psalm of Soraya gacha vendor.  There are four colour common parts to collect (upper dress, skirt and gloves), with the black and white full set gowns being the rare items.  The gacha is 88L to play and there is a demo available to try before you play.  The Psalm of Soraya gown is compatible with the Maitreya, Slink and Hourglass mesh bodies and there is also an option to buy the entire set for 5000L.

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Psalm of Soraya gown (gacha) in lilac by Silvan Moon Designs

Another gown that caught my magpie eye this week is Carrie’s Lingerie monthly gown for September 2017, of which I loved the style of the gown, the colour and the print.  There is a hud included with this set with lingerie options as well in sensual black lace, which compliments the gown.  A full make up tattoo is also included, as well as a pair of earrings and if that was not enough, to buy separately, Carrie has also made matching shoes to complete the look.  For a spontaneous night out, almost everything is in one box, perfect!

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September 2017 limited edition gown by Carrie’s Lingerie

Well dear readers that is all for now, however with Halloween just around the corner, followed by the winter solstice and New Year festivities, I will bring you more fabulous gowns from the world of SL and in the meantime, happy shopping.  Until next time …

Autumn on my Mind

Posted in Autumn,Autumn fashion,Autumnal,Autumnal food,Fruit,High Fashion,Lingerie,September,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on September 5, 2017

September 2017 is now here and as we enter into my favourite season of the year, autumn is definitely on my mind.  I love the coolness of the mornings and evenings, those hazy late summer days.  I love watching the leaves on the trees start to change colour from green to yellow to orange to red and then brown.

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Dress and boots from Blueberry

The hedgerows filled with tempting blackberries just waiting to be picked, as well as apple, pear and plum trees brimming with fruits, ready for harvesting then freezing, ready to be used in delicious autumn and winter puddings.

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Jacket from L&B .   Top from Just Because.   Jeans from Blueberry and earrings from Earthstones

In relation to autumnal food, from later this month, right through to the end of the year, is also one of my favourite times to cook.  I enjoy cooking any day of the week, however as autumn sets in and the temperature in the UK cools, I love cooking stews and roast dinners, warming breakfasts of waffles with fruit and maple syrup and fruit crumble and warming chocolate desserts.

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Outfit (including boots) from Hilly Haalan.   Necklace from Maxi Gossamer

I also love baking granary and German rye bread and baking cakes and cookies with some of the wonderful seasonal ingredients around.  Ginger, cranberries, pumpkin, cinnamon, apples and so on.  I feel at my most creative in autumn and I enjoy cooking and baking new things that I have not yet made before, together with some of my classic favourites, which always go down well at home, as well as with my friends and work colleagues.

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Lingerie from MMC and jewellery from Earthstones

With regard to Second Life, my thoughts of autumn have inspired me to put together some early seasonal looks.  I know that over the next few months, the designers in world will also feel inspired to create and release new apparel for autumn and I am very excited to see and share with you some new looks with you all.

In the meantime, I have included my styling details on my Flickr page, and hope that autumn inspires some of you, as it does me.  Until next time …

Flickr page – https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/?

Into The Groove

Posted in Disco,Hair,High Fashion,Into the groove,Jewellery,Metallic,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on August 28, 2017

One of my favourite SL fashion events, Uber is now open for the August round and even though when I visited the event yesterday, it was busy, I felt like a child at Christmas when I saw all the wonderful delights featured.  So I decided to get into the groove and mix with the hub hub of fellow shoppers, before coming away with some amazing trinkets.

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Tiara set in diamonds by SEUL (left) and Tess romper in gold by Erratic (right)

It does make me wonder if in a previous life I was a magpie, as I seem to always be drawn to shiny things and at Uber this month, there are lots of shiny things on offer as you can see from the photos in this blog.  After spending about 30 minutes casually wandering around the event and taking it all in, I felt inspired to create some disco looks as a theme for this blog.

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Cristal pants and tops in beige by Vision

Even though I was able to mix and match most of my Uber purchases, I also used a couple of accessory items from elsewhere in my rather extensive SL wardrobe, otherwise known as my inventory.  However, the majority of the items used for this blog were purchased at the Uber event and as much as I love my everyday casual clothing and in the knowledge that autumn is just around the corner, I am not ready to wave goodbye to summer 2017 just yet.

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Becky hair by Entwined and Nightfall eye shadows by Veechi

So please feel free to join me and continue to sparkle and shine in diamonds and gold lame for another few weeks, dancing around SL without a care in the world and grooving with the late summer vibes.  So Mr DJ, put another record on and keep playing those tunes, as I am not done yet.  Are you?

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Tess romper by Erratic and Rachel sandals by Pure Poison

Full details on my looks for this blog can be found on my Flickr page  https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/

Have a great week everyone.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring on the Lace

Posted in High Fashion,Lace,Lingerie,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on August 26, 2017

Throughout the year I regularly blog for one or two lingerie designers in SL, which is wonderful and I enjoy creating and posting blogs for them.

However, when it comes to SL lingerie, there is a whole host of amazing designers out there and so in today’s blog I would like to share with you a few snippets of some gorgeous lace lingerie from a few of the other amazingly talented lingerie designers in SL.

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Sandra lingerie set from Star Outlet

I follow a couple of designers in Flickr and there are a couple who create stunning  lingerie that really catches my eye on a regular basis.  Gillian Winsmore of Star Outlet is one of those designers.  Her main outlet is in lingerie and swimwear and I have become quite a fan of her work.  Gillian’s ideas and creations are fresh and I also like her colour palettes.  Star Outlet is only available on the marketplace, so go take a look and treat yourself.

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Hannah lingerie from MMC

Next is someone’s work who again I have been following in Flickr for quite some time, but have not gotten around to blogging them yet and that is Edison Frohlich of MMC.  The majority of Edison’s work is women’s clothing, however in their marketplace store you will also find a few accessories and some men’s clothing as well.

The bulk of the clothing sold at MMC is lingerie, and again, I love the colour palette and the textures.  There is a lot of lace lingerie, however there are no two lingerie sets the same, they are all unique, but don’t take my word for it, go check them out for yourself.

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Arianna lingerie set from Big Beautiful Doll

And finally, I could not blog lingerie without giving one of my favourites a mention, Big Beautiful Doll.  Big Beautiful Doll have been creating sexy lingerie in SL since 2013 and I have been a fan of theirs since I first found them on the SL marketplace.

BBD, as they are known for short, largely sell lingerie sets and stockings, however they also sell a few accessories as well.  I am not sure if it’s the way their lingerie is presented in the photos, but there seems to be a romantic feel to their work and I have to admit that I always get stuck choosing a colour for a lingerie set, as their lingerie looks good in all the colours.

That concludes today’s blog, however it is bank holiday weekend here in the UK, so I will bring you more fashion news from SL very soon.  Until next time…

 

 

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