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A Jumo January

Posted in High Fashion,January,JUMO,On9,Sense Event,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on January 13, 2019

Happy New Year everyone. I can still just about say that now, as a lot of people do during the first few weeks in January.

Just a short blog post for today, as I am busy in RL this weekend also. I just wanted to share with you though a couple of recently released gorgeous new dresses from Jumo.

Sophie dress in plaid

The new Sophie dress is available at this month’s round of On9 in SL. There are 2 versions to choose from, being lace or plaid. Both are gorgeous, however I am a huge fan of plaid, so I chose this one to show you. There is a hud included which contains a choice of different plaid colours.

Tallulah dress

I also recently bought the Tallulah dress from the recent round of the Sense event. I love the style of this dress and the hud includes a variety of both colours and textures. More so in RL, but this will probably reflect in SL also, as I am unable to wear red anymore, in 2019 I think that pink will become the new red for me.

That is all for now, but I will share more women’s fashion from the world of SL with you very soon. Until next time …

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Farewell 2018, Hello 2019

Posted in Catwa,ChicChica,Just Because,Maitreya,N-Core,New Year,Pink Fuel,Vespertine by Piper Hanriot on December 29, 2018

Over the past few days I have started to see fellow SL photographers and bloggers posting their New Years party looks, some just with style cards and others who have taken the time to write a few paragraphs, and as my Saturday morning in RL today is calm and quiet, I have been inspired to write and post a few thoughts of my own from this past year.

Octavia dress from Just Because. Joy hair from Truth (VIP group). Desire shoes from N-Core. Raspberry chammy from ChicChica. New Year decorations and balloons from Vespertine

For me 2018 has gone by in the blink of an eye. I can still clearly remember returning to work back in January and being called into my bosses office, where he explained what my first task for the new year would be and since then the pace for the year did not stop.

The main focus for 2018 was around my RL work of which there were lots of busy projects, some with global travel, a few challenges and even a promotion just over half way through the year. Since then there have been some new challenges and a lot of learning, however in that area of my life things are going well so far. My personal life has ticked along smoothly which has complemented the busy side and thankfully kept everything in balance.


Octavia dress from Just Because. Joy hair from Truth (VIP group). Minji skin from Pink Fuel. Tumble head from Catwa. Lara body from Maitreya. Chrome essential nail varnish from Alme. Raspberry chammy from ChicChica. 

A big personal achievement for me in 2018 is that I have lost just over a stone in weight and I feel so much better for it. I am still working towards losing a little more and maintaining the good work, so to not fall into bad eating habits again.

Most of the people whom I have spoken to this year, albeit friends, family and even a few strangers, have also felt that 2018 has flown by. Some have had busy lives and others have not been able to pin-point anything specific, just that the pace in general seems to have been faster this year than in previous. I sincerely hope that 2019 will take on a slightly slower pace, however time will tell I guess.

In the meantime, I hope that you can all enjoy the last few days of December 2018. Thank you so much to everyone who follows and supports both my blog posts and photos in Flickr, you are all wonderful and I wish you all happiness and peace for 2019. May it be a good year for you. Cheers and thank you again. Until next time …

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Posted in Neve by Cold Logic,Scandalize,Silvan Moon Designs,Star Outlet SL,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 26, 2018

From the bright colours of red and green, which I featured in my last recent blog posts, today I am travelling to the other end of the spectrum to the colour of winter, white.

Clae outfit from Scandalize

One of my favourite early morning sites, as the sun starts to rise, is seeing the light catch the ground on a cold and frosty morning and seeing the frost glisten, making the ground look as though it is covered in a sea of glitter. It always makes me smile. You can also see this on snow covered ground. Unfortunately where I live it rarely snows.

Gloria lingerie set from Star Outlet

I know that a lot of people do not like the snow and for those readers of my blog who live in locations around the world where they get snow on the ground for months rather than a few days, like we do where I live, I completely understand that, especially if you have to go out in it.

Prohibit jacket and Bootleggers from Neve.  Fiore scarf from Just Because


For me, my favourite part is watching the snow lay and seeing it change the scenery. Long winter days can be grey and bleak as well as cold and seeing the snow fall and grace our landscape, even just for a few days does make me happy and I love walking in the snow and taking pictures.

Selenia of Galacia gown from Silvan Moon Designs

This December I have not gone out and about in SL very much and taken as many pictures of the snowy landscapes, however it is something that I am planning to do again in the near future. For now though, wherever you live in the world, I hope you have a great week. Until next time …

Merry and Bright

Posted in Big Beautiful Doll,Blueberry,christmas,Ghee,Gowns,Sascha's Designs by Piper Hanriot on December 23, 2018

Today I am posting the second blog post in my Christmas colour themes series, red, which is also the colour of the suit that we relate to Father Christmas/Santa Claus.

Winter essentials jacket, thermals and boots from Ghee

St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century in a place called Myra in Asia Minor (now called Turkey). He was a very rich man because his parents died when he was young and left him a lot of money. He was also a very kind man and had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people who needed it. There are several legends about St. Nicholas, although we don’t know if any of them are true!

Skylei gown from Sascha’s Designs

Prior to Nast’s work, Santa’s outfit was tan in color, and it was he that changed it to red, although he also drew Santa in a green suit. This change is often mistakenly attributed to the work of Haddon Sundblom, who drew images of Santa in advertising for the Coca-Cola Company since 1931.

Rihanna lingerie from Big Beautiful Doll

Since the original origins for Santa’s red suit, the colour red has become traditional for the festive season. My first ever RL Christmas sweater was red with a white snowman on it. Red is bright and a merry colour, however it is also not the only colour in the Christmas spectrum.

Reignberry top, scarf and cardigan and Frank jeans from Blueberry

Well that is all I have for today’s blog post, but I will be back soon with more in my festive series very soon. For now though, enjoy the rest of the weekend. Until next time …

The Holly and the Ivy

Posted in Arwen's Creations,Carrie's Lingerie,Eclipse Designs,Tiffany Designs by Piper Hanriot on December 22, 2018

With my RL working days now complete for 2018, I can now focus on some quality time relaxing and enjoying the festive break. So I am going to start with creating a few blog posts themed with the traditional colours of Christmas.

Winter mesh long coat from Tiffany Designs

Over the past few weeks in SL, when I have had some time to explore the many stores and events that are currently taking place, I picked up a few items in green, just like holly and ivy, a Christmas carol, however I decided to take a look at the origins, where this came from.

Silvie outfit from Eclipse Design

The prickly leaves represent the crown of thorns that Jesus wore when he was crucified. The berries are the drops of blood that were shed by Jesus because of the thorns. In Scandinavia it is known as the Christ Thorn. In pagan times, Holly was thought to be a male plant and Ivy a female plant.

Ravenna gown from Arwen’s Creations

At this time of year when I am busy making cakes and cookies for Christmas, more often than not, holly and berries feature as decorations on my baked items. I love nature and animals, so I enjoy creating woodland themed designs for my RL cakes.

Holiday Julia from Carrie’s Lingerie

As you can see from my SL pictures above, I collected some items in green and I also decided to try and feature a bit of everything if I can (a gown, casual clothing, outerwear and lingerie).

Now that I’m feeling in the Christmas mood, I will start working on the next colour theme and in the meantime, I wish you all a good weekend and if you are still busy with your festive shopping, then I have fun and hopefully it’s not too busy out there. Until next time …

Nordic Style

Posted in Alaskametro,Dead Dollz,Emery,Just Because,Nordic,Rebel Gal,SL Events,Uber,Yummy by Piper Hanriot on December 1, 2018
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This month the Uber event in SL has a Nordic theme, which is one of my favourites.  Even in RL I love getting out my Fairisle gloves and sweaters to wear in the winter season, so I am super excited to share some of the wonderful goodies that I picked up from the event.

Yule dress from Just Because and Nantucket skirt and sentinel jumper from Emery (all available at Uber)

As well as some gorgeous women’s and men’s apparel, Uber also has some wonderful Christmas decorations and homes and both items for interior and exterior landscaping so that you can also create your own winter wonderland before snuggling up on the sofa with a hot cocoa and some gingerbread biscuits.

Fluffy fox sweater from Rebal Gal and Storm leggings from Canimal (available at Uber)

Also in the women’s section, there is also some gorgeous skins, hair and make up.  For the photos in today’s blog I am modelling the beautiful Noelle eyeshadow and lipstick set, together with the Ornament nail selection, both from Alaskametro at Uber.  There are also some stunning jems and jewels to include some very festive Ornate Christmas ball earrings from Yummy.

Helga outfit from Dead Dollz (available at Uber)

I have to say that I felt like a child at Christmas as I was walking around Uber this week and wanted to pretty much buy everything.  However, I think that this may be enough to whet your appetite for now, but who knows, do not be surprised if you see another blog post in the near future featuring some more delights from this month’s fantastic Uber event.

Have a great weekend, happy shopping and until next time …

A Whole Lotta Sass

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh,Uncategorized,ZK Designs by Piper Hanriot on November 17, 2018

I have been meaning to write a blog post for ZK Designs by Zara Kent for a little while now, however with a busy RL lately, it has not been possible to do so until now.

Ashlee jumpsuit in olive

For my RL birthday back in June, my wonderful friend in SL bought me an outfit from ZK Designs as a gift. Prior to this I had seen ZK Designs at some of the monthly SL events, but I had not stopped to really look at the items.  However, since my birthday, I have been stopping to take a look and I am now building up a small collection of gorgeous outfits, so I decided to show off a few of them.

Joy lingerie set in red

Like a lot of the SL apparel designers, ZK Designs have their own colour palette, which is one of the things that I like.  This coupled with Zara’s fresh and sassy creations makes it the perfect combination.  ZK Designs are predominantly modern and contemporary in their style, however every so often Zara does release something a bit more whimsical and vintage, which again works perfectly with her colour palette.

Avril jumpsuit in soft pink

I only realised before writing today’s blog that I have in fact featured two jumpsuits, but they are both different.  Fear not though, as I do plan on blogging for ZK Designs again in the not too distant future, so I will ensure to include some photos with skirts and dresses.

In the meantime though, I highly recommend a visit to the ZK Designs store, which you can see all of Zara’s beautiful apparel.  ZK Designs also have more gorgeous outfits, which you can currently find at the following SL events:

  1. The Liason Collaborative;
  2. Vanity Event;
  3. Cosmopolitan Event;
  4. Kinky Event;
  5. Tres Chic Event.

Have a good weekend and until next time …

Come Fly With Me

Posted in Autumn fashion,Collabor88,High Fashion,Scandalize,Shiny Shabby,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on November 11, 2018

The past few weeks have been busy for me with an RL contest, which was great fun, however with this weekend being a wet one here in the UK, I am finally able to catch up on some blogging work to bring you some more wonderful women’s apparel from the world of Second Life.

In this blog post I am featuring the amazing stylings from the brilliant Yanikka, owner and creator of Scandalize (Anxcid, Arias and Ruth outfits).

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Ruth outfit in navy

The Ruth outfit (shown above) comprises a top and pants with chain belt detail, which is probably better suited on the dance floor, unless of course, you like to travel in style.  This set also includes a gorgeous ombre version of the pants.  I do love the criss-cross style of the Ruth top.

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Anxcid dress in red

Come day or night Yanikka thought of both when she created the Anxcid dress.  This outfit includes a long and a short dress, so you can be smart during your daytime working hours before switching to the shorter dress, letting your hair down for the evening.  The bolero is separate which you can wear either with or without the dress.

Anxcid is currently available to purchase at the Oct/Nov round of Shiny Shabby.

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Arias outfit in marine

For a bit of 70’s flow, then I highly recommend a trip to the November round of Collabor88.  Here you will find the brand new Arias outfit from Scandalize.  Even though I was only a child in the 70’s and so fashion was not even on my radar, I do love when the SL events give their monthly events a theme.

The sassy Arias outfit has 3 different style pants, one pair matching the top, an ombre pair and a denim jeans pair.  I love the wrap around top and gorgeous belt with this outfit.  I was very tempted to purchase the fatpack version of this, I am not sure why I did not.  Lol

Well that is all I have for this blog post, however I will be back soon with some more amazing creations from SL, and in the meantime, enjoy the weekend.  Until next time …

Time to Shine

Posted in Disco,Glitter,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh,SL Prim by Piper Hanriot on October 23, 2018

For a lot of people around the world, the 2018 party season is nearly upon us.  It starts with Halloween and runs on and off right the way through to New Year’s Eve.  I am usually busy in RL with baking projects, however I always manage to find some time for SL photography and blogging, which I enjoy more at this time of year.

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In SL, Sascha’s Designs has already started with the brand new Folly gown and I am really excited to show this gown off.  I have always loved Sascha’s gowns and since the launch of mesh a few years ago, it is so wonderful to see more designers mixing mesh with prim parts, creating beautiful, elegant and romantic gowns.

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The Folly gown has a mesh applier for Maitreya, Slink, Tonic, Belleza and a fitmesh version.  Sascha has also included 3 different skirt types, which has been one of Sascha’s trademarks, as she loves to give the women to purchase her stunning gowns and also her outfits, a choice of either skirt styles or colours.  The Folly gown is available in a choice of 8 beautiful colours and is available to purchase at the Sascha’s Designs store.

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For those women who prefer something a bit more casual, but with a touch of glitter, then I recommend the sassy Disco Glitter top and pants set.  This set includes both a black and white top, together with mesh pants, which have a hud, so that you can choose your glitter colour.  There are 9 different glitter colours for the pants.

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That is all that I have for today’s blog post, however I will bring you more party wear from SL very soon and in the meantime, I am now off to start styling and putting together my party look for Halloween.  Have a great week, until next time …

 

 

Scandalize – Autumn 2018

Posted in Autumn,Scandalize,The Black Fair,Vanity by Piper Hanriot on October 7, 2018

Through August and September I chose to blog more items from the various monthly events that take place in SL as opposed to individual designers.  I will continue to do this, however it is also nice from time to time to feature a particular designer, as I have so many favourites now and they all deserve a mention.

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With a brand new store, which is huge, however with everything on one floor, or at least I do not recall seeing any stairs to a second floor, together with some brand new gorgeous women’s apparel for autumn, CEO and designer, Yanikka is a busy lady indeed.

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At the October round of the Vanity Event, Scandalize have released a sexy jumpsuit, Caiti, which teamed up with a pair of sassy heels is perfect for a night out.  I do not know if Yanikka has altered this particular colour, however it seems to be leaning more towards emerald green than khaki green, either way I love the colour and I also like it mixed with white for the ombre version.

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The other gorgeous outfit that I wanted to shout about today is the wonderful Renee outfit, which looks cute and French.  There are two tops included with this set, either a cotton top or a warmer woolly version (as shown above).  For those chilly days that are not suitable for bare shoulders, you can complete your look with a big scarf or bolero jacket and a pair of thigh high boots.  A mug of hot chocolate always goes down a treat as well.

That is all I have for today, however now that I have a short breather from a busy RL and more time to blog again, I will bring you more October delights very soon.  Until next time …

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