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The Open Door

Posted in Evanescence,Gothic style,High Fashion,Jewellery,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on August 16, 2017

One of my favourite rock bands in RL is Evanescence and so today’s blog post is a tribute to the brilliant and hugely talented Amy Lee.  This is a blog that I have been meaning to write for some time and I admit that like with past blogs, where I feature a specific person or topic, it has taken me a few weeks to put the blog together, especially the photography.


Sweet Sacrifice inspired look from The Open Door album

I spent some time watching YouTube videos of Evanescence and I also used Google images as a base to research Amy Lee’s style.  The next big challenge was to sift through my SL inventory and see what items I had that I could use to try to capture Amy’s style.  Of course spending some time shopping for new items of clothing and accessories is always great fun.


VIP exclusive set, Maria from Carrie’s Lingerie

The recently released VIP exclusive, Maria outfit from Carrie’s Lingerie initially inspired me to write this blog and once the cogs in my brain started to turn, the creativity was well and truly flowing.  Even though I am only featuring a few looks in this blog, I am definitely going to put together some more looks in the future.


And to add a little Evanescence to my blog, a few lyrics from the song ‘All that I’m living for’ on The Open Door album.

All that I’m living for
All that I’m dying for
All that I can’t ignore alone at night
All that I’m wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on me


Snow White Queen inspired look from The Open Door album

This was my first attempt at styling more gothic looks in SL and I have posted the styling notes for these inspired looks on my Flickr page and I am already excited and starting to plan future Amy Lee looks, and in the meantime, I hope that you like what I have put together so far.

For now, have a good week and until next time…

Link to my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/







Trinkets from Blueberry

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 29, 2017

It has been a few weeks now since my last blog post, however I have not been idle.  As fast as the Blueberry store have been releasing new clothing to their main store and events in SL, I have been hot footing it to the location and picking up some trinkets before returning home to take some photos for today’s blog.


Ime lace dress


I fell in love with the gorgeous Ime lace dress as soon as Blueberry shared with everyone a sneak peek of the ‘work in progress’ photo on her Flickr page and I have to also add that this is the first occasion that I have decided to push the boat out and buy a fatpack from Blueberry, so I am super excited to show you the cool white dress and also the metallic silver dress.


Dream Girl in red at Epiphany

Just when everyone had calmed down from the excitement of the release of the Ima lace dress, Blueberry then shared a photo on Flickr for the gacha items at the July round of the Epiphany event.  I love this gacha event but it can be annoying when you play it and get lots of items in lots of colours.  This time I consider myself lucky in that apart from one item, which I purchased on the SL Marketplace, I managed to get this stunning dream girl set in red.  Yay!


Whilst playing the Blueberry gacha I also managed to get a few of the dream girl items in pink also.  One of these days I will around to putting all my unwanted items on the SL marketplace and have an SL car boot sale.  In the meantime though I am very happy with my recent summer purchases and yesterday I spied in Flickr Blueberry’s ‘work in progress’ photo for a brand new dress, which I will share with you very soon.


Dream Girl in pink at Epiphany

For now though, I wish you all a good weekend and I will have more beautiful apparel from the SL fashion world to share with you very soon.  Until next time …

Feeling Groovy

Posted in High Fashion,Poses,Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 1, 2017

We are now officially in July 2017.  Happy Canada Day to all my friends and followers who read my blog.  I believe it is the 150th anniversary, so congratulations.

With the summer in full swing I have more exciting beachwear to show you, plus some fun poses from a pose set that I bought a while ago, but have not yet had the time to blog.

I was looking through the SL marketplace this morning when I noticed that Beautiful Dirty Rich have recently released some fabulous new beachwear.  They have released two different sets, Tropica and Bohemia.  I love bright colours, so I bought the Tropica bikini set.  Each set comes with a hud, so that you can change the fabric and pattern for both the bikini top and the bottom.  These bikini sets are compatible with Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Hourglass mesh bodies.  For more details please refer to the item on the SL marketplace here.


Tropica bikini at Beautiful Dirty Rich

Whilst modelling my fabulous new bikini set, I am also delighted to show off another new skin from the awesome designer Shantia Soulstar of Amara Beauty.  As well as being an awesome skin designer, Shantia’s skins still remain my firm favourite and most worn in SL.


Kouralee skin for Catwa Koura head at Amara Beauty

Some of you may be aware from one of my previous blogs that Shantia sometimes works with Catwa Clip from Catwa who has designed some amazing mesh heads.  Catwa have recently released their new Koura mesh head, so to complement this mesh head, Amara Beauty have created a Catwa skin applier called the Kouralee.


Tropica bikini at Beautiful Dirty Rich and Kouralee skin at Amara Beauty

The beautiful Kouralee skin comes is available in 12 different gorgeous skin colours and there is a hud with each skintone, so that you can match your eye brow colour to your hair colour.  I do not have the Koura mesh head yet, so my photos show this lovely new skin on the Catwa Tumble mesh head.  Amara Beauty also have a new main store in SL, link here, so hop in a taxi and go visit.

Framed collage

Framed pose set at Adorkable Poses

And finally as I mentioned above, I found a fun pose set in my inventory, which I had bought a while ago, but then forgotten about.  This pose set is by Adorkable Poses and is called framed.  There are 5 different frames in the box that you can pose with.  I chose 3 out of the 5 to show you.

Well that is all for today’s blog.  Full details of my styling can be found on my Flickr page here.  Enjoy the weekend and I will have more fun, groovy and beautiful trinkets to share with you all again soon.  Until next time …



Feeling Peachy

Posted in Uncategorized by Piper Hanriot on June 24, 2017

Carrie’s Lingerie recently released the Kasslina lingerie set in beautiful summer pastels.  This lingerie set is available in 6 different pastel colours and there were 2 colours that I really liked, however today I thought I would feature the Kasslina in peach.


The box includes an Omega hud for those ladies who wear a mesh body and the hud itself has a range of different ways in which you can wear this stunning lingerie, as you can see from my photos in this blog.


I adore the combination of the satin lingerie, together with the intricate lace work, making this lingerie set so feminine and beautiful.


Whilst I was busy take the photos for the Kasslina, Carrie sent me a box for a new and exclusive lingerie, which is due for release shortly, so I am very excited to show you a sneak peek of the brand new Andie lingerie.


The hud only has a couple of options, however I have to say that this bodysuit and stockings are super sexy and I am looking forward to seeing the other colours of the Andie lingerie.  Who knows I may feature another colour in my next blog for Carrie’s Lingerie.

For now though, it is time for me to make some breakfast and I will bring you more delights from Carrie’s Lingerie very soon.  Have a good weekend …



Rainbow Sale

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 19, 2017

This weekend, awesome lingerie designer and CEO of Carrie’s Lingerie, Carrie Bridger held a Rainbow Sale at her store in world with some of her stunning lingerie in a spectrum of rainbow colours a sensational bargain at just 99L$.  I decided to go and have a browse and managed to pick up some bargains, which I thought I would share with you.


Rose sheer lingerie in lemon

In this blog, I am not going to waffle about the lingerie and what is included in each box, as I think that the photos will speak for themselves and Carrie’s lingerie creations are so beautiful.  Besides, with a smile, I think you all know by now what is included in the boxes.


Emma lingerie set in blue

Whilst browsing, I considered not only my favourite colours, but I also tried to purchase a mixture of styles from romantic and elegant, to dramatic and sexy and I then endeavoured to incorporate that when taking the photos for this blog.


Elegance Petals lingerie set in red

Unfortunately the Rainbow Sale only lasted for 2 days, however I would still highly recommend either a visit to the Carrie’s Lingerie store in world or browse this ladies stunning lingerie on the SL marketplace as she has so many wonderful lingerie sets and outfits too.


Abigail lingerie set in black and teal

Well that is all for today’s blog, however I will be featuring some of Carrie’s newest releases in the near future.  Enjoy your SL.  Until next time …



Summer Events

Posted in Hair,High Fashion,Jewellery,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 16, 2017

I am enjoying an extended weekend this week, now that my RL has calmed down which has meant that I have had time to visit some of the amazing summer events that are taking place this month in SL.

Surf 1

Jasmin bikini by Rebel Hope and Rebecca skin by Amara Beauty

My first trip took me to the June round of Fameshed.  I have to admit that sometimes I forget about this one, but since the anniversary event for Fameshed in May this year, I made sure to visit this month as well, where I bought the fabulous Jasmin bikini from Rebel Hope. The bikini is available in various colours and there is a hud so that you can change the colour of the straps and metal findings.

The cosmetics fair is about to open shortly, however I am very delighted to show you a sneak peak of the new Rebecca skin from Amara Beauty.  Amazing skin designer, Shantia Soulstar posted a photo of the new skin on her Flickr page a few days ago, so I was very excited when I logged in this morning and received this stunning skin to blog for her.  The Rebecca skin comes in a choice of 12 skin tones and is compatible with Catwa mesh heads.

Surf 2

Surf board set from What Next and Haruka hair by Argrace

I sometimes like to use props in my photos, just to add variety and on the SL marketplace I found this surf board set.  I had so much fun with this today.

Included in the package are 4 surf boards.  A standing board with 5 poses, a flat surf board that you can rez in the water, again with 5 poses and then the other 2 boards have one pose each for carrying your surf board, one for under the arm and the other carrying your board over your head.  What Next never disappoint and this set is perfect for a day at the beach.


Off Shoulder top by Tetra and Aretha shorts by WellMade

My next trip took me to the June round of Uber, where from the corner of my eye, I found this amazing off the shoulder top from Tetra.  This gorgeous summer top is available in various colours and each box contains 2 versions, a solid colour version and a grid line version (shown above).  I am so pleased to see yellow back as one of the main summer colours this year.  It should be a standard colour for every year, but that’s just my opinion.


Ashley outfit by Finale Couture and Angie hair by Truth Hair

Next I visited the June round of the Designer Showcase where I purchased the gorgeous Ashley outfit by Finale Couture.  It may be summer but even working in an office you need to keep cool.  This short suit and heels is available in a variety of pastel colours.  The shorts and shoes are compatible with mesh bodies, however the jacket is standard mesh and comes in 5 different sizes, all included in the box.



Finally I had to add some sparkles and Earthstones jewellers have recently released their playful dolphin necklace and earrings.  There is a hud included in the box with a choice of 3 different metal options, 3 options for the main stone, 3 accent stones and 3 eye stones.  These stunning items are available at the Earthstones main store and also on the SL marketplace.

Well that is all I have time for now, however I will bring you more SL events news soon as I finally managed to also visit the Tropical Summer Event where I picked up a few trinkets.  For now though, have a good weekend.  Until next time …

Night on the Town

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 11, 2017

This week I will be celebrating my birthday and on the day in question I will be having a night out with friends.  I admit that I do not venture out of an evening very much these days, but when I do, I like to do something that I will enjoy and with good company.


Fleurista jumpsuit in rose gold @ Just Because

If it was available in the real world, my choice of attire for my birthday evening outing would be the gorgeous newly released Fleurista jumpsuit from Just Because, in one of my favourite colour.  The Fleur gown was a huge success so I hope that the Fleurista jumpsuit is equally as popular.  Both of these items are available to purchase at the Just Because mainstore.


Date Night dress in sky @ Blueberry

For something a little more daring for a night out, maybe with the special someone in your life, Blueberry have recently released a new outfit called Date Night.  This sexy outfit comprises a dress which has two versions (opaque and sheer), as well as a beautiful lingerie set.


Date Night lingerie in sky @ Blueberry

I have a feeling that this outfit will be quite popular also and I have to admit that both Just Because and Blueberry have been added to my personal list of favourite apparel designers in SL.  Their mesh clothing is fresh and unique and they have some for everyone, however don’t take my word for it. If you have not visited their mainstores in SL, then I highly recommend it.


For now though I must away back to the kitchen to finish off this weekends cake projects, however I will blog more from SL very soon, as there are lots of events currently taking place in SL and I have picked up a few goodies to share with you next time.  In the meantime, have a good week.  Until next time …

Life’s a Beach

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on June 6, 2017

Greetings dear readers.  I am not sure what happened to March springs and April showers, but in the UK June is starting off with hot weekend and blustery showers and cooler temperatures during the week, which is not a bad thing, however I did not think that I would be wearing my knee-high boots to work in June!

For today’s blog though, I have decided to shower it with warm rays of sunny days, beachwear and tanned skin whilst relaxing under palm trees and listening to music.



Megan bikini @ Rebel Hope Designs

Starting with beachwear, Rebel Hope Designs have just released two brand new bikini sets, the Megan and the Cassy.  I get quite excited every year when Rebel Hope release their new range of beachwear, as they always create something unique and I love the fresh and fun patterns that accompany some of them also.


Cassy bikini @ Rebel Hope Designs

Both of these fabulous bikini sets come with a hud, so that you can change the colour of the straps and also the metal components on these bikinis as well.  I am also very pleased to announce that Rebel Hope Designs are one of the designers who are taking part in the SL14 birthday celebrations this month.  I have not had a chance to visit the sims yet, so I am looking forward to seeing what Rebel Hope have created for this event.


Mariel skin by Amara Beauty @ We Love Roleplay

For me, beachwear and new skin releases go together like ‘cheese and wine’ and Shantia Soulstar at Amara Beauty has just released her brand new skin, Mariel, which is available at the June round of We Love Roleplay event in SL.  There are two different skins available, one is with the usual 12 human skin tones and the other is a fantasy skin tone.  I love creating fantasy work  so I will be featuring the fantasy skin tones in a future blog.  For this blog though, I have topped up the tan with just a natural look, so not to spoil the look of this beautiful skin.


Riviera coastal beach towel @ What Next

One final word of praise for today has to go to the awesome home and garden furniture makers, What Next for this awesome Riviera beach towel.  These are available in either coastal or pinks and the hud is filled with poses for chilling on either the beach, by the pool or on a dock.  You can even sit on your towel and do some fishing. I am going to have lots of fun this summer.

Speaking of fun, it is now time for me to sign off and get back to working on that tan and just chilling on the beach with my coconut cooler whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the sea.  Have a good week.  Until next time …





Satin and Lace

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 3, 2017

Welcome to June 2017 and welcome also to some fantastic new lingerie from Carrie’s Lingerie and TST Creations.  I would normally blog these to fabulous designers separately, however my RL is quite busy at the moment, so my time in SL and also spent blogging is precious.



Tabitha lingerie from Carrie’s Lingerie

Carrie’s Lingerie have released the stunning new Tabitha lingerie set and I have to say that it’s a show stopper.  I fell in love with this set the moment I saw the designer, Carrie wearing it at her store last week.  This lingerie is sexy, sassy and just oozes with gorgeousness and yes I have been dancing around my bedroom in this lingerie also.


Tabitha lingerie from Carrie’s Lingerie

The Tabitha lingerie is available in six different colours and an Omega hud for fitting the lingerie with mesh bodies is also available in the box.  This set is available at the Carrie’s Lingerie mainstore inworld.

TST Creations have been quiet for a couple of months, however they have now returned with the beautiful and exquisite Primula lingerie set.


Primula from TST Creations

Bands of silk hold together the delicate lace in this lingerie set by TST Creations and I have to say that all of the new colours are simply gorgeous.  As well as purple, shown above, this lingerie is also available in black, emerald, white, blue, brown and black/gold.  This box also comes with a hud, which is compatible for Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies.

The Primula lingerie set is available both at the TST Creations store inworld and also on the SL marketplace.

Well that is all I have for now, but I will share some more wonderful designs from SL with you very soon.  Have a great weekend.  Until next time …





Miss SMD/TWA 2017 Update

Posted in Contests,High Fashion,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on May 27, 2017

The Miss Silvan Moon Designs / The White Armory 2017 model search is now underway and we have so far received some wonderful entry photos which are now taking pride of place on the contest wall in the entrance foyer at the Silvan Moon Designs / The White Armory main store in SL.


Constance Stanbury gown in black and white

I was going to give the ladies of these two fabulous groups two weeks to enter, however I then looked at my own timetable and with my next RL cake project just around the corner, I decided to give everyone an extra week, so that I don’t end up in a heap of icing sugar and SL clothing all at the same time.


Rohanna of the Moors dress in anemone

With the entry round now completed, the remaining ladies are now busy working on their quarter-final looks and photos.  We have received a few so far, which are now hanging up on the display wall at Silvan Moon Designs.  Over the next week, the remaining ladies will submit their photos before judging commences for this round. After which those ladies who go through will then be set their challenge for the semi-finals.  It’s so exciting!


Lady Gothel gown in vanity

The finale for this year’s contest will be taking place on The finale will comprise a mini fashion show, as well as a few words from Miss TWA 2016 and a few other exciting items on the program while the judging takes place.  More information in respect of the finale will be posted in the Silvan Moon Designs and also The White Armory groups a bit nearer the time.


For now though, I thought I would show off a few of the recent and new releases and I hope you like them as much as I do.  Enjoy the rest of your week and I will bring you more from Silvan Moon Designs and The White Armory soon.  Until next time …


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