Piper Hanriot's Blog

Yennefer of Vengerberg

In December 2019 as we approached the festive season, I took some time over a few weeks to watch the Netflix series the Witcher and after watching the first four episodes, I went back to the beginning and then watched all eight episodes, this time with a better understanding for what had happened and the events which took place leading up to that moment. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and as much as I love watching Henry Cavill as the Witcher, I also grew fond of Yennefer of Vengerberg.

Since watching the first series of the Witcher, I have also learnt that there are eight books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, as well as a Witcher video game series. As is usual for me, having watched the first series of the Witcher, I now plan to start reading the books in their reading order. I do not read many books, around one or two a year, however if something interests me, then I do put in the time to read more.

For those of you who have not read, seen or even played the video game, Yennefer has a family, however she had a rough childhood due to a congenital hunchback. Yennefer’s father blamed her mother for Yennefer’s deformity claiming that she was not his child. As per the television series, as a young adult Yennefer is bought and then finds herself at Aretuza which is a magical academy for young ladies who have a magical gift. She is taught magic and how to control the chaos inside her. Finally before she graduates she transforms into a beautiful woman however this comes at a price, as she will never be able to bear children of her own.

Yennefer is then the king’s mage in Aedirn however she becomes dissatisfied and starts to source ways in which to get her fertility back, before she moves onto another town and goes into hiding for a while which is where she also meets Geralt of Rivia or rather he finds her. I don’t want to give too much away, so if you have not yet had a chance to watch the series, then I highly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of fantasy.

I am already looking forward to the second series and in the meantime, I will start reading the books. As well as paperback or the digital versions, these books are also available as audio books.

Well I have enjoyed starting the New Year with my first blog post in the fantasy realms and there will be more as we go through 2020. I have added my styling notes, together with the photos on my Flickr page so please feel free to take a look. Until next time …

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

Christmas would not be Christmas

Posted in christmas,Sascha's Designs by Piper Hanriot on December 8, 2019

It has been a while now since my last blog. I have been busy with RL projects and sometimes it is nice to have a break from SL. As we approach the final few weeks of 2019, Christmas would not be Christmas without a bit of glamour.

Soraya gown in royal blue

Sascha’s Designs always release some stunning gowns for the holiday season and this year is not different. Sascha, who has also been juggling RL with SL has released the beautiful Soraya and Fabia gowns.

Fabia gown in plum

Both of these gowns ooze with class, style, glitter and sparkle, simply perfect for the party season. The Soraya and Fabia gowns are compatible for the maitreya, slink and belleza mesh bodies and both come in a variety of gorgeous colours.

So if you are still shopping for the perfect gown for the festive season, I highly recommend a visit to Sascha’s Designs. As well as the Soraya and Fabia gowns, Sascha something for every style of event this December. Happy shopping and until next time …

Around the Grid – June

June is here and we are already mid-way through the year. The SL events are in full swing so I wanted to share with you a few new items from the events, as well as the women’s apparel mainstores so far.

Elise top, skirt and belt outfit from Blueberry

This week Blueberry released her brand new Elise outfit comprising a stunning crochet top, beaded belt and a sexy denim skirt, simply perfect for summer. There is currently an offer on in the mainstore to purchase the fatpack set for 750L$, however I don’t know how much longer this offer is on for, so you might want to be quick and grab this while you can if you have not done so already.

Lolly pink flower from Sascha’s Designs at Swank event, Denise hair from Doux

Sascha’s Designs has released the new Lolly Pink Flower outfit. The Lolly outfit is very much like the Bibi outfit which I shared with you last June, so nearly a year ago when Sascha was moving store. I love this stunning outfit, so I am was so happy when Sascha released this one. I also wanted to give a shout out to Doux Hair. They have teamed up with L’Etre and the combination is awesome. I have bought a few Doux hairstyles recently to include the Denise hair (shown above) from the Dubai event.

Alberta gown from Son!a-Edge at Sense Event

Another of my favourite designers, Son!a Jie has for the past year now been releasing some beautiful mesh gowns. Recently Son!a has been releasing her new work at both the Sense event and at the Dubai event, the May rounds of both these events is currently still running however I think that they will change soon. As well as gowns, Son!a has also recently released some stunning jewellery and a fabulous bikini, so if you have missed anything then I highly recommend a visit to her inworld store.

After glow make up from IDTTY Faces, rounded ombre natural nails from Alme at Belle event

Finally, yesterday I popped along to the June round of the Belle event. It was just a quick visit, so I will probably visit again in the coming weeks. For now though I treated myself to the After Glow makeup set from Idtty Faces and the rounded natural nails from Alme.

I will bring you more from the events around the SL grid very soon. For now though, thank you for reading and have a great week. Until next time …

Mother of Dragons

Posted in Game of Thrones,Mina Hair,RIOT,SL Events,The Final Winter,Winter,Zenith by Piper Hanriot on June 2, 2019

With Season 8 of Game of Thrones now complete, I have to admit that I have not yet seen the final chapter. I know that there is a big fight at the end, but that is it. I can say however that I have watched seasons 1 through to 7 and I am a big fan.

Dracarys dress from RIOT and Emilia hair from Mina at The Final Winter Event

One of my favourite female characters from the show is the Mother of Dragon, Daenerys Targaryen. We saw her grow from an innocent young girl, protected by her brother, then married off to Khal Drogo of the Dothraki, before losing both her husband and her child, then rising from the ashes with 3 baby dragons, this lady is a survivor and a fighter.

Daenerys gown from Zenith at The Final Winter Event

We have followed her on her travels watching as Daenerys inches closer to her ultimate goal, to rule the 7 kingdoms. Of course I will have to watch season 8 to find out if Daenerys does get to her goal,

In the meantime, though I visited The Final Winter event in SL which inspired me to write a couple of short blogs featuring some of the Game of Thrones favourite ladies. More to follow soon. Until next time …

Spring Looks II

Posted in Collabor88,Kaithleen's,Scandalize,SL Events,Spring,Tetra by Piper Hanriot on May 12, 2019

Today’s blog features some fresh new women’s apparel by Tetra, Scandalize and Kaithleen at the May round of Collabor88.

Freebird top and skirt by Tetra at Collabor88 May round

I have to say that I adore the new Freebird top and skirt from Tetra. It was hard to choose a colour or colours. I have seen quite a few Flickr photos of bloggers opting for one colour option so I decided to mix it up. I may now look like a bumblebee but that’s fine as I love bees.

Calla outfit by Scandalize at Collabor88 with Wendy heels by Mosquito’s Way

The May theme at Collabor88 seems to have a Mexican feel to it, as seen by the gorgeous Calla outfit from Scandalize. I love the print on the long knit jacket. There is a top included with this outfit which can be worn either with or without the jacket. I also purchased this gorgeous Santorini background by Minimal at Collabor88 as well.

Kaithleen’s denim jacket, vintage belt and linen skirt at Collabor88

Finally for today, I decided to share with you the casual and sassy Kaithleen’s outfit, which is also featured at the May round of Collabor88. My favourite items being the stunning linen skirt and vintage belt. All items are sold separately, so you can mix and match.

If you have not yet had a chance to visit Collabor88 then don’t worry as there are still a few more weeks of this round. Have a good week, until next time …

Spring Looks I

Posted in Designer Showcase,Finale Couture,I.M Collection,JUMO,SL Events,Spring by Piper Hanriot on May 9, 2019

The May round of the Designer Showcase in SL is underway and the designers who are showcasing new items at the event have spring in mind.

I picked up a few items whilst visiting this awesome event, a gown for spring, a casual outfit for spring break and a gorgeous spring dress.

Arden gown from JUMO

JUMO have released the stunning Arden gown, which comes complete with a hud comprising plain, polka dots and a tropical texture, which is my favourite. I have to say that I am very much in a tropical mood this year both in SL and in RL, so bring on those ferns, flamingos and pineapples.

Spring Break outfit from IM Collection

I am currently taking a week off in RL and the weather in the UK is a little changeable at the moment, however I am already getting my spring/summer wardrobe ready. This is the same in SL and what better way to chill out and visit some of the wonderful sims in SL than a wonderful casual outfit from I.M Collection.

Siri dress and heels from Finale Couture

Finally if you’re invited for afternoon tea, then how about a lovely floral and pastel dress, teamed up with a pair of fabulous heels from Finale Couture. You can always take a jacket with you in case it gets a little chilly.

Before signing off for today, I want to also give a mention to the amazing backdrop from Image Essentials, The Brownstone Backdrop. The backdrop does not come with the flower boxes, milk bottles or cat. I just added these for the photo above.

I will bring you more spring looks from SL 2019 in due course, so in the meantime, enjoy the rest of the week and until next time …

Sascha’s Easter Delights

Posted in Easter,High Fashion,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh,Spring by Piper Hanriot on April 14, 2019

Sascha Frangilli has been a busy lady creating some wonderful new items for spring 2019 and as Easter is now only a week away, I thought that I would share with you the new spring delights from Sascha’s Designs.

Isla Ibiza hud dress

Recently released is the new Isla Ibiza hud dress. The hud contains 5 vibrant floral and pattern textures, perfect for an evening out for dinner and dancing on your holiday to show off your suntan and with the swishing frills, the rhythm is gotta get you.

Madrid outfit and hat

Continuing on your European holiday, I can now say ‘Hola’ and I love the sexy Madrid outfit. This outfit is available in either black or white, including the hat and is compatible with mesh bodies and fit mesh. Oh lay! Now let’s enjoy some sangria and Spanish guitar music 🙂

Summer Flowers dress

Finally a spring dress released just yesterday, the brand new and elegant Summer Flowers dress, which is available to purchase at the Sascha’s Designs SL Marketplace store. The Summer Flowers dress comes in a choice of either pink or sunny, perfect for Easter. I wanted also give a quick mention to the Royal garden Easter eggs from Boudoir, which I also found on the SL Marketplace.

That is all I have for today’s blog. I am hoping, RL permitting, to bring you more fashion and home decor from SL in the next week and in the meantime whatever your plans for Easter, whether home or abroad, I hope it’s a good one. Until next time …

Spring Satin and Lace

Posted in Big Beautiful Doll,Carrie's Lingerie,ChicChica,Lingerie,Ricielli by Piper Hanriot on April 13, 2019

I have not done a lingerie blog post for quite some time, even though as I have been out and about around SL, visiting my favourite monthly events, I have picked up a few pieces along the way, so today I thought that I would share a few of them with you.

Anastasia lingerie from Big Beautiful Doll

Spring has arrived, so I will start with the Anastasia lingerie by Big Beautiful Doll, which is currently available to purchase at the latest round of the Uber event. Such a feminine lingerie set for spring.

Theresa negligee from Carrie’s Lingerie

If you prefer a little drama, then I highly recommend the new Theresa negligee set from Carrie’s Lingerie. This is a hud based set with 6 different colours and is super sexy in lace and sheer.

Shuri lingerie from Ricielli

The last lingerie set I wanted to share with you today is the Shuri set from the awesome Ricielli. I admit that I bought this set some months ago from one of the SL events (possibly Kinky event), however it is now available to purchase at the Ricielli mainstore. I love this set as it is both sexy and the pearls adding a touch of elegance and class.

Finally I just had to give a quick mention to the creme brulee that I am holding in the photo, which is from Chic Chica (currently available at Collabor88). Creme brulee is one of my all time favourite desserts, however I only ever have this on a special occasion, as it’s not good for one’s waistline 🙂

Well that is all that I have for today, so wishing you a fabulous weekend and until next time …

Easter at Scandalize

Posted in Easter,Scandalize,Spring by Piper Hanriot on April 6, 2019

It’s that time of year again and I always love when Yanikka announces the annual Easter egg hunt on the sim, but most importantly, at her store. This year the Easter eggs colours are yellow and pale pink and I decided to share a few Easter treats that I collected whilst visiting the store today.

Sport bikini in yellow

Most of us like to indulge in a little chocolate at Easter, however I try to be good and only have a little. I admit that I do have a weakness for chocolate covered apricots though, they are so delicious.

Ello dress in pale pink

The Ello dress (above) also has a belt with it, however I completely forgot to put it on and clicked away getting some photos, having only now realised. This dress looks gorgeous both with and without the belt though.

Melisande jumpsuit in yellow (ombre version worn)

I couldn’t believe when 01 April arrived already and now Easter is just around the corner. I do love spring though and the Easter break here in the UK, a whole four days off, is a nice treat in itself, even if you decide not to indulge in chocolate.

Shawnte dress in aqua

I have decided to complete today’s blog post with something a bit more tropical and a brand new release from Scandalize. This beautiful dress is currently available to purchase at the Spring Fair in SL. I wonder if Yanikka has either visited a tropical paradise recently or is maybe dreaming of one? Who knows, but I do love this dress. You can also purchase the shoes (fatpack) which Yanikka has accompanied with this dress. I am not wearing them, as I chose to wear the Christy heels (also by Scandalize) instead.

Well that is all that I have for now, but I will share more wonderful apparel from SL with you very soon. Have a great week and until next time …

Spring has Sprung

Posted in Florals,Gingham,Mosquito's Way,Sascha's Designs,Scandalize,Spring,Valentina E by Piper Hanriot on March 31, 2019

This past week has seen spring finally arrive in the UK and it seems that everyone is happy to see the sun shine and warmer temperatures again.

The apparel designers in SL have also been very busy and it seems also inspired, bringing us new and fresh florals and pastel colours for the change in season.

Keeley dress from Sascha’s Designs and Doris peep toe shoes from Bishes Inc.

The March and now April events in SL have also seen a burst in colour and blooms. Even the home interior and exterior designers have been releasing new items also in spring colours and gorgeous floral textures. With Easter now only 3 weeks away, I have not seen much in the way of Eater goodies yet, but I am sure that there will be in due course.

Seren top and pants from Scandalize, Daisy shoes from Mosquito’s Way

I have always loved autumn, but I think that I like spring equally as much, especially in RL. It is nice to wrap up in the autumn, however in the spring it is also nice to shed the winter woolies for lighter clothing, plus I always feel more inspired in the spring to head out into the great outdoors to resume outdoor activities.

Loren dress from Valentina E

In respect of SL texture trends, as well as florals, it also looks like gingham is making a comeback, which is great. I have always loved gingham in the warmer months, both in RL and in SL. Stripes also seem to be fashionable in 2019 as well, another of my favourites. I remember 11 years ago when I was newly in SL, I noticed that Sascha’s Designs had a gorgeous gingham dress. Hmm if only I could remember the name of the dress. Lol

Seren blazer, pants and bra set (top also included as shown above)

I am going to sign off for now, however I hope that you have a good weekend and that you have enjoyed reading today’s blog post. I will share some more spring looks with you very soon. Enjoy spring and until next time …

Next Page »

Soul2Soul SL

Soul2Soul SL Residential, Architecture, Landscaping

Fever Pitch

A Fashion and Decor Blog by Melly Clarrington

the glamour sauce

SL Fashion, Things & Stuff

Gloria Silverstone

Hidden Gems in Second Life (interior design, events & lifestyles)

The Official Carrie's Lingerie Blog

Showcasing the Classiest Sexiest Lingerie in all of Second-life

-AZUL- by Mami Jewell

High Quality Clothing for women in Second Life


SL fashion finds by Serenity Couerblanc


A lifestyle blog about the virtual world of Second Life

Avi Choice Awards

favorites in a virtual world ~ http://avichoice.com ~ http://avichoiceawards.com

The Mermaid's Treasure

Hi, my name is Theta Starlight. I post on fashion created in second life from some amazing designers.

Moka's Way

Styling since 2010

Body Talking by Arisia Ashmoot

Poses & Custom Poses

Around the Grid

Second Life® Travels and Fashion

Dark Chest of Wonders

Irina's ramblings and fairy tales


Life and Fashion are fleeting...stay captivated

Dress Up Dailey

The likes and loves of a little dragon in Second Life:)

Morgane batista's Blog

My witching fresh blog

Model Musings

***********by Nyree Soulstar

Linda Reddevil's Blog

Virtual Fashion & Accessories