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Posted in Gowns,High Fashion,Modern,Sascha's Designs,SL Events,SL Mesh,Spring by Piper Hanriot on March 18, 2018

Sascha Frangilli, fabulous designer and a wonderful lady is dancing her way into Spring.  There may be snow here where I live, however in Sascha’s part of the world it has now all melted away and the spring blooms are getting ready to burst into flower.

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Art deco dress and hat at Sascha’s Designs. Bea shoes at Mosquito’s Way. Majesty jewellery at Chop Zuey

Something vintage, Sascha recently re-released the classic art deco dress, which are now available with appliers for mesh bodies.  I admit that I am a bit late in sharing this with you, especially as Sascha is now releasing a gorgeous complementing art deco style dress, the Frances, so I am looking forward to showing you this one very soon.

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Anisha outfit at Sascha’s Designs. Daisy shoes at Mosquito’s Way

Modern chic, Sascha has also recently released the fabulous Anisha outfit, which is perfect for this spring.  This box contains an applier for the Maitreya body as well as an Omega applier.  As well as aqua, this outfit is also available in beige, black, pink and white.  I really love this outfit.

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Sumptuous gown at Sascha’s Designs. Majesty jewellery at Chop Zuey

Romantic drama, the beautiful Sumptuous gown in red was released in February in time for Valentine’s, however this gown is now available in further colours to include gold, which is currently available to buy at the March round of the Swank event.  This month’s theme at Swank is ‘Hollywood’, and the Sumptuous gown is definitely a show stopper.  The head-dress is included with the gown.

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As Sascha would say ‘Thank you darrrrrrrlings’ for reading this blog post and I bid you all a good week.  Have a good one and until next time …

Details and photos can also be seen on my Flickr page – https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/


Baking with Friends

Posted in Apple Fall,Dust Bunny,Hive,Jian,LODE,Roost,SL Mesh,The Arcade Gacha,What Next by Piper Hanriot on March 18, 2018

Baking is a passion of mine and today having woken up to snow outside, it is the perfect day to do a spot of baking.  In SL a few of the awesome interior decorators must also have felt inspired to create some beautiful items with a baking theme, some of which I thought that I would share with you today.

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I rarely visit the Arcade gacha in SL, however having seen a few beautiful photographs in Flickr created by some fellow bloggers, I visited and played the Hive gacha and also the Jian gacha.  I was lucky enough to get some wonderful items to create my baking themed photos and had a few tortoise helpers, who in RL are probably really confused as they start to wake up from hibernation to find there is snow on the ground.

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Milk bottles by Roost, Baking items by Hive at the Arcade, Honey jar and plant by Lode, Tortoises by Jian at the Arcade, White flower tea-cup by Apple Fall

When I bought my SL house last year, I put in a few kitchen items, just a few every day things that I found from What Next and Dust Bunny.  I love the attention to detail that all of the above mentioned designers put into their work, they are so perfect and I definitely be visiting and shopping for items from them again in the future, as I create new themes for my SL home and garden.

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Baking items by Hive at the Arcade, Board with dough and rolling-pin (pose) by Whippersnappers

As for this snowy Sunday, I feel inspired in RL to bake.  Pumpkin and cinnamon baked donuts and cherry shortbread.  Then I can cozy up in my chair this afternoon and watch an old movie with a hot mug of tea.  Have a great Sunday and until next time …

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Hot chocolate dispenser, mug rack with mugs by What Next, Waffle maker, coffee machine and toaster by Dust Bunny

Spring Looks

I know that I have said it a few times already, but spring really is just around the corner.  Listening as I hear a few rolls eyes and tuts, especially as the UK is going through one more cold winter snap, which has come in from the east.  I have seen one snow flurry today already and another is forecast for this evening.

However, in SL you can visit sims, all beautifully landscaped.  Some follow the RL seasons and others choose one season.  The March events in SL are also in full swing and even though I was only away for nearly two weeks, it felt longer, as I visited some of the events and bought some new trinkets.  This inspired me to put together a few spring looks to share with you.


Dessie romper by Scandalize at Shiny Shabby, Iconic doll shoes by Blueberry, Cynthia necklace by Avaway, Polly hair by Truth Hair

I bought the Dessie romper from Scandalize before I went away, but did not get a chance to give it a mention then.  I rarely purchase fatpacks, however when I first saw this on Yanikka’s Flickr page, I fell in love with it straight away.  I will take some more photos in this outfit in the near future.  There is a plain and glitter version and you can also wear this as just a top.


Piper outfit by DeadDollz at Fameshed, Gina heels by CandyDoll at Fameshed, Polly hair by Truth Hair

Whilst having a look around Fameshed and planning something for a different blog, the Piper outfit by Dead Dollz caught my eye.  At first I did not realise that the outfit was called Piper and then when it did dawn on me, I was hopping up and down and squealing,  super excited.  Of course this probably nothing to do with me whatsoever, however it is still an honour and this outfit rocks, so thank you Dead Dollz.


Wendy skin for Catwa by Glam Affair, Pillow talk lipstick by Pink Fuel, Gardenia rings by Yummy at Collabor88

My final spring look for this blog actually comes courtesy of the March group gift from Azul.  This gorgeous dress with its spring blooms pattern caught my eye (like many things do).  I really think that I was either a cat or a magpie in a previous life.  Anyway, teamed up with some fabulous new shoes from Mosquito’s Way at Sense event and hair from Wasabi Pills, time to enjoy an evening out.


Dress by Azul (March GG), Daisy shoes by Mosquito’s Way at Sense event, Linda hair by Wasabi Pills at Uber, Black cat necklace by Earthstones

Photos of these looks can also be found on my Flickr page.  Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great weekend and St Patrick’s day whatever you are doing.  Until next time …

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



Spring has Sprung

Posted in Chez Moi Furniture,Little Branch,Poses,SL Events,SL Mesh,Spring by Piper Hanriot on March 11, 2018

Returning from my RL work trip it has been nice this weekend to spend some time catching up with my SL photography and blogging.

Before I went away, I visited the Whimsical event in SL and purchased the Sheppard caravan.  Caravan and camping holidays in RL are always great fun and even more so if you are out in the countryside next to a field of sheep or cattle.  I have a small field with a few sheep on my land in SL, so setting up the caravan next to this field was the ideal setting.

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This gorgeous caravan has a menu so that you can change the colour.  There are nine colours to choose from.  Also included with the caravan are a few accessories to include a day bed with cushions, a string of lights, potted and hanging plants to complete the look.  There is also a hud for the bed so that you can change the colour of the bedding and cushions.

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The day bed also has lots of pose options.  Single poses range from reading, chilling and looking pretty and the couples poses have a great variety as well to include feeding grapes to  your loved one, sharing a glass of wine and just enjoying each other’s company.  I bought the PG version, however there is an adult version if you wish.  This caravan set is adorable and perfect for my English countryside setting.

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To set the scene I also added a few hazelnut trees and a magnolia tree, together with grasses and some spring tulips from The Little Branch.  I love Little Branch landscaping products and the magnolia tree is also animated.  The quality of their landscaping items is superb and you will see me creating more gorgeous outdoor scenes with their trees and flowers in the near future.

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Both Chez Moi Furnitures and The Little Branch have stores in-world and on the SL marketplace, so go check them out, I highly recommend them.

Well that is all for this blog, however I will bring you more interior and exterior wonders very soon and in the meantime, I wish you all a good Sunday and spring is just around the corner now.  Hoorah!  Until next time …




Gardening Time

Posted in Chez Moi Furniture,Garden,Little Branch,SL Events,SL Mesh,What Next by Piper Hanriot on February 24, 2018

Today’s blog is a little different and a trial in some ways.  I have never blogged furniture and decorations before, usually choosing to create a photo and then post it onto my Flickr page.  The inspiration came to me yesterday, as I have a back garden, which looks empty and incomplete, so I decided to do a little shopping and get some ideas for starting to make the back garden actually look like a garden and not just a blank green rectangle with a hedgerow border.



The first item that caught my eye was this quaint garden shed.  In RL I remember when moving into my house that my partner was delighted at the fact that there is a garden shed and here I was at Chez Moi Furnitures in SL thinking to myself that this adorable shed will look wonderful in my garden.  There is a menu with different poses, from seeding, watering and even weeding.  I love it.



Once all the gardening is done on a lovely sunny spring day, there is nothing like sitting in your garden with a beverage of your choice and just enjoying the outdoors, so I decided that I also need a chair.  I found the perfect garden chair at What Next.  There are 3 chairs in the pack, either with or without cushions and a throw and there are numerous poses for just relaxing, eating, drinking and reading.


To complete my garden corner, I remember that I had recently bought a hazelnut tree by Little Branch from the February round of Sense Event.  I love Little Branch trees and flowers, they are stunning.  Also included in the hazelnut tree box is a hill and some plain and fluffy grass, so you can create your own landscape.  For my back garden I chose to place my tree and some grass to complete this area.  I also have cherry trees from Little Branch at home also.  I love that you can change the seasons to fit the landscape.


So feeling very satisfied with my garden creation, I think that this will be the first of many blog posts, featuring both exterior and interior decor from now on.  Thank you for reading, have a great weekend and until next time …




Modern Romance

Posted in Chop Zuey,Dead Dollz,High Fashion,Lace,Maxi Gossamer,SL Events,SL Mesh,Truth Hair,Valentine's by Piper Hanriot on February 11, 2018

I am not half-way through my life yet, however when I turn around and look back, I see how times have changed in more ways than one.  People do things differently today compared to 20 or 30 years ago.  People dress differently today than they did back then too, however every year on 14 February a lot of people celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in their own way.


Today’s blog post features a designer who I have not blogged for before, however, having seen their designs at some of SL’s recent events, I am falling in love with their work and feel a trip to the Dead Dollz main store is definitely on the cards very soon.

The first dress that caught my eye when I visited the recent round at Fameshed is the Faye dress.  Red and pink may be the main colours that we associate with Valentine’s Day, so I decided to choose blue for this one and also because blue is one of my favourite colours.  I adore the beautiful lace work on this dress, giving it a romantic feel, together with the modern style of the dress.


Faye dress @ Dead Dollz (Fameshed), Bea shoes @ Mosquito’s Way, Naomi key to my heart necklace @ Maxi Gossamer (Collabor88)

Next on my event stop tour was The Liason Collaborative, where the next item that caught my eye, also by Dead Dollz is the Padma dress.  Well it is actually a stunning lace top, edged with beads, together with a beautiful and soft satin skirt, which also has beads on the waistband.  This time I chose the purple dress, as this is also one of my favourite colours.  It is funny how you can look at one item, in many colours, however one colour in particular will always stand out more than the others.  At least this is how my brain works and I think that it is a good thing.


Dead Dollz have been around for some years now and I will definitely be showing you more from the fabulous Kiddo Oh in the near future and by the same token I hope to see more amazing outfits and dresses from Dead Dollz at the SL events in 2018 too.  In the meantime, I am heading to the main store, however if you do not have time to explore, then you can also find Dead Dollz on the SL marketplace.


Padma dress @ Dead Dollz (TLC), Majesty jewellery @ Chop Zuey, Teanna hair @ Truth Hair

Time now to head off on more fun adventures in SL.  Thank you for reading and I wish you all a good weekend, whatever you are doing.  Until next time…




10 Years in SL Feature Blog 1

Posted in Anniversary,High Fashion,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh,SL Prim by Piper Hanriot on February 9, 2018

On 30 January 2018 I celebrated 10 years in Second Life.  So to mark this milestone, which to be honest, I never thought I would reach, I have decided to write 10 special feature blogs.  Some of you already know about my early days in SL and have seen the photos, so these feature blogs will be focused on my 10 years in SL fashion.  Each blog will partially tell a story.

For this, my first feature blog is dedicated to the simply fabulous Sascha Frangilli of Sascha’s Designs.  I have known Sascha for almost as long as I have been in SL and we are still friends today, so this is the perfect place to start.

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Wilhelmina in gold (classic and prim with sleek skirt)

After spending the first 4 months in SL finding a niche that I could fit into, a friend invited me to a fashion show, which was being held at Sascha’s Designs.  The show was great, hosted by Sascha herself.  Of course I joined the group and had a good look around her store, falling in love with all the gowns.  A few weeks later Sascha sent out a notice advising that she is looking for an organiser and host for her fashion shows.  So I applied. I was very surprised to find out that I was the only applicant, so Sascha hired me.  I shadowed Sascha for the first show and the first gown that she gave me to wear for this show was the Wilhelmina.  I loved this gown and I was super excited to style and wear it.  The fashion shows were huge fun and I enjoyed every one.

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LtoR – Pisang Pudding gown (classic and prim with swooshy skirt), Strawberry Pudding gown (Omega applier for mesh with battleship skirt)

Over the past 10 years Sascha’s work has gone from strength to strength and she has created so many beautiful gowns and outfits.  Sascha is known for her gowns first and foremost, using a variety of gorgeous textures.  Even now I still get excited when I open each new box and see how many different skirts have been included.  Sascha likes to cater for all women’s styles and tastes. In this blog I have decided to try to show you some of the different skirt types.

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LtoR – Trouble in royal blue (classic and prim with big sucker skirt), Trouble in mandarin (Omega applier for mesh with sleek skirt)

As well as her gowns, Sascha’s pant and skirt ensembles have also proved to be a huge hit.  Before mesh came into SL, a lot of Sascha’s pant sets were teamed up with boots from Bax Cohen with each pant set box containing at least 4 tops, either in different styles or in different colours.  It was hard to choose just one pant set to feature in this blog, however I do still clearly remember that at the time the Rock Chic set was my favourite.  It was my ‘go to’ outfit for the weekends and for when I was just exploring SL.

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Rock Chic outfit (classic avatar)

As Sascha continued her own journey through fashion, she has also become well-known for her hats.  The very first hat to feature with one of her gowns was the Divination and I remember that particular hat was huge!  Again, it was hard to choose just one gown with a hat to show you, however one of my favourites dresses, inspired by the film My Fair Lady, is the Ula.  The style is vintage, the textures are vintage, it is such a beautiful gown and of course comes with a hat as well as an umbrella to complete the look.

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Ula gown in beige (Omega applier for mesh with swooshy skirt)

Mesh clothing were the first items to arrive in SL before mesh bodies and heads and Sascha embraced the change and has created some stunning gowns and outfits in mesh as well.  Having shown you enough gowns in this blog, I decided to opt for the Lou Lou pant set.  Having un-meshed my avatar for the most of these photos, applying this gorgeous mesh outfit was a lot easier than trying to fit it whilst wearing a mesh body, as they all need appliers, but I know that you all know enough about that already.

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Lou Lou mesh outfit in pink

Well folks, I could ramble on and on and show you more of the amazing work both past and present from Sascha’s Designs and I will blog more of her work again very soon.  In the meantime, I hope that you have enjoyed reading and gosh with 10 years in SL under my belt, maybe I should write a book?  Until next time …




Vanilla Latte

Posted in ARTE,Maxi Gossamer,Mosquito's Way,Rebel Hope,SL Events,SL Mesh,Supernatural,Truth Hair by Piper Hanriot on February 4, 2018

Today I share with you a super quick blog post.  Having spent a little time visiting a few of the new February events in SL that are starting, I thought that I would share with you a few of the gorgeous trinkets that I picked up on my travels.

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The key items for this blog is the Gia mesh dress by Rebel Hope and the Chloe Antique Heart earrings by Maxi Gossamer.  Both of these fabulous items can be found at the February round of Fameshed.  I first saw the Gia dress in the Rebel Hope group notice and fell in love with it immediately, which was my main reason to visit Fameshed.  Whilst visiting I also saw the new Chloe earrings from Maxi Gossamer.

Whilst writing I would also like to give a shout out to the following designers who also create amazing apparel and accessories in SL and equally deserve some credit for their stunning work.

Bea shoes from Mosquito’s Way

Natalie hair from Truth Hair

Kayla necklace set from Supernatural

Passion eyeshadow and lipstick (for Catwa) from ARTE

Voila, that completes my styling and my quick blog for today.  Now back to the real world.  Have a good week and until next time …



Valentine’s Lingerie at Carrie’s

Posted in Carrie's Lingerie,High Fashion,Lingerie,SL Mesh,Valentine's by Piper Hanriot on February 3, 2018

The past two weeks have flown by and with a busy January now behind me, I turn around and see Valentine’s Day 2018 is closer than I thought.  Carrie’s Lingerie always celebrate the occasion with sensual silk and lace, bringing lingerie romance and style, as well as sexy.  So here are a couple of Valentine’s trinkets that you might like to celebrate  in this year.


Justine negligee in red and black

Some of you who regularly shop at Carrie’s Lingerie may recall having seen the Justine negligee back in December in a variety of colours and laced in either silver or gold for the festive season,  Well now I am pleased to see that this stunning negligee is back in a choice of three new colours for Valentine’s.  I decided to show you the romantic red negligee, which I love teamed up with the black lace.  The stockings are included in the box and you will need to wear the Omega applier to fit them.


Maria lingerie set in red (above and below)

The other lingerie set, which this time is my choice for Valentine’s, is a lingerie set that was originally released in Autumn 2017, the Maria.  I added a touch of gothic style to it in my previous blog and I really loved the lingerie, so I have decided to show it again, this time in the red.  This lingerie set is super sexy and as you can see from the photos, you can wear the corset complete or you can opt for an under bust corset version.  Perfect for those ladies who are looking to ‘wow’ their partners.


I admit that in RL I do not do anything special for this day, however, I it always good fun to share a little romantic inspiration with those of you who do from our virtual world.

In the meantime, whichever world you choose to spend the time on this day, I hope that you make it a good one.  I will have more gorgeous creations from Carrie’s very soon.  Until next time…




Gacha Gacha!

Posted in Amara Beauty,Argrace,High Fashion,N-Core,Scandalize,SL Gacha,SL Mesh,The White Armory by Piper Hanriot on January 28, 2018

As well as visiting the many monthly events in SL, visiting the designers main stores and home shopping via the SL Marketplace, there is also SL gacha.  The Arcade and Epiphany are the two main gacha events in SL, however a lot of the designers also have a gacha section in their main stores.  For those who are not keen to roll the dice with the gacha machines and try their luck to see what they receive, some residents and also bloggers sell their unwanted gacha items on the SL Marketplace.


I admit that it is fun to play the gacha machines sometimes, however on this occasion I bought these items from the SL Marketplace.  The Madeva top and pants set was released by Scandalize for the pocket gacha.  The pocket gacha is a relatively new way to buy gacha items without having to visit an event and fight SL lag, crashing out and walking around the event as if you are walking through thick soup.  I have purchased a pocket gacha hud, which you can buy on the SL Marketplace and have yet to try it out.


Meanwhile back to the Madeva set, which is available in nude, aqua, red, pink, gold and also the fatpack, which contains all of these colours, plus even more.  The fatpack is the rare item in the gacha.  I like this set and who knows, when I try out my pocket gacha hud, I may try for the fatpack.


The other gacha item, which again I purchased from the SL Marketplace are the Valkyrie boots from N-Core.  These boots were at the Arcade gacha event back in December 2017.  I remember seeing lots of women in SL regularly asking in group chat if anyone would like to swap any of the colours.  Unfortunately I never got a chance to visit the event.  The boots are available in two different styles being thigh high and knee-high and of course the fatpack is the rare item, which contains all.

If you like visiting and playing the gacha’s, enjoy and have fun!  I will play again soon.  Until next time …

Styling Credits:

Madeva outfit – Scandalize

Valkyrie boots – N-Core

Illithian sword and dagger belt set – The White Armory

Yura hair – Argrace

Rebecca skin – Amara Beauty


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