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Memory Lane the 1980’s

Something that I enjoy doing from time to time in my SL world is put together a small project.  Usually something somewhere inspires me, which sets the cogs in my brain in motion and the creativity flows.  Sometimes the project consists only of a photo or a series of photos, which I style and put together and post on my Flickr page and sometimes, I put together a feature blog post, just like I am doing today.

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Outfit by Legendaire, gloves by Mystic, jewellery by Maxi Gossamer, Vixen hair by Truth Hair, Like a Virgin skin and make-up by YS&YS

This past weekend whilst visiting the Legendaire store in SL, I saw on the promo wall a couple of outfits from the 1980’s.  One of the outfits was created by this designer as a tribute to the queen of pop herself, the one and only Madonna.  The outfit is great, so I decided to buy it, do a little research from the original ‘Like a virgin’ photos, thanks to Google, add a few tweaks of my own in relation to styling and voila!  My avatar took on this musical icon for a short time.

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Phoebe gown by Just Because, formal gloves by Sweet Tea, Eva jewellery by Lazuri

I remember the 1980’s very well, mainly for the music, closely followed by the fantastic movies of that era.  As for fashion, well all I can say is that I followed it to a certain degree with big hair, shoulder pads and ra-ra skirts.  Just for a bit of fun, I have included a photo below of some of my favourite items, as well as a few items that either leaves you with a question mark or it is just plain hilarious.

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From main pic: 80’s fashion look, mullet hairstyle, ra-ra skirt, shopper bag, chopper bike, banana hair clip, filofax, 80’s make-up

For example the plastic shopper bag.  I had one of these when I was at school, in white and living in the UK we get a lot of rain here, so I would put a carrier bag inside my bag to act as a liner, then put all my things in the bag, so that everything stayed dry.  Looking back now to the person who created this bag, I have to ask the question why? Lol

Well that’s all for now for my trip down memory lane of the fabulous 1980’s.  Normal blogging activities will resume shortly.  Until next time …




Modern Twist

Posted in Gowns,High Fashion,Modern,Scandalize,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on January 6, 2018

Designer Yanika Resident is one of the busiest ladies I know.  CEO and amazing designer of Scandalize, Yanika loves what she does and her fans and followers love her wonderful creations.


Back in December 2017 I decided to try to create one blog post per item, however due to time constraints and so many events in SL these days, it is not always possible.  Scandalize feature a new item of women’s clothing at most of the major events in SL, so for today’s blog post, I give you not one but two awesome creations.


The Milena jumpsuit was featured at the Winter Trends event in December 2017 and like a magpie seeing a shiny item out of the corner of my eye, I saw this jumpsuit liked it very much.  When purchasing an item from Scandalize, I try to pick a different colour every time, so that not only do I have a variety of wonderful colours in my SL wardrobe, but also I don’t want to feature the same colours all of the time.


I first saw a photo of the Britney gown on Yanika’s Flickr page.  This gown was featured at the N21 event in SL.  A new event possibly as I had not come across this one before, however I loved the style of this gorgeous dress, so I decided to visit the N21 event and have a look around, as well as purchasing a few trinkets.  The Britney gown is modern, yet elegant and beautiful in all of the colours, so yes I struggled to pick just one colour to feature.


All of Yanika’s beautiful creations eventually take centre stage in her inworld store once each event is over, so do not despair, however for me, being that magpie, I prefer to fly from one event to the other, collecting shiny trinkets along the way.  For now though, welcome to January 2018.  Until next time …

One Last Party 2017

Posted in Azul,Erratic,High Fashion,New Year,SL Events,SL Mesh,SPIRIT by Piper Hanriot on December 30, 2017

2017 for the most part was a good year for me both in SL and also in RL.  From having an opportunity to holiday in winter and experience proper snow to attending a friend’s wedding to joining hundreds of other men and women as a competitor at Cake International in the UK and everything else in between.  Lots of highs, a few lows and a few health niggles to end the year.


Chandani dress from Azul, Po shoes from Blueberry, Corinne hair from Limerence at the Kinky Event, Ritzy shimmer pearl bracelets from Maxi Gossamer

SL has also been good fun from putting together and hosting this year’s Miss TWA contest, having my own home in SL for the first time in 4 or 5 years and finding that mesh items are even more wonderful, giving me a chance to actually create a beautiful living area and still have prims left over, to making new friends and also enjoying another wonderful year of taking photos and fashion blogging.


Chiara dress from Erratic at Collabor88 event, Iconic doll shoes from Blueberry, Strawberries hair from Magika

A few party dresses in SL caught my eye in November, which I thought will be perfect for waving farewell to 2017 and welcoming in the New Year 2018.  I then decided to create a few party looks to accompany these dresses, showing that short and cocktail dresses can be just as sexy and gorgeous as full length gowns, as I know that I have shared quite a few gowns with you all in recent blog posts.


Mel dress from Spirit, Iconic doll shoes from Blueberry, Cassandra hair from VoltHair at the Kinky Event

As well as having the perfect party attire, the bubbly is in the fridge, so just enough time now for some well deserved pampering before the last party for the season begins.  Thank you to my readers and followers for your continued support in 2017 and I hope that you will join me again in 2018 for another year.  Let’s make it a good one.  Happy New Year! …

New Year Sparkle

Posted in High Fashion,New Year,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on December 29, 2017

With the Christmas festivities 2017 now behind us, the clock is now heading towards the end of the year and into 2018.  For those of you planning to party the night away and need a little last-minute inspiration, then how about the gorgeous and very sparkly Palomma dress from Sascha’s Designs.

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Palomma in aqua and champagne

This sassy little dress and jacket combo comes in a choice of five different colours, purple, red, silver, toffee and burnt sun and Sascha has now added five brand new colours of this dress, aqua, champagne, chocco, magenta and salmon.  These new colours are just as stunning as the previous colours so you can shine as you sip your bubbly and dance the night away.

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Palomma in chocco and magenta

These dresses are mesh and include the five standard sizes only, however using your mesh body hud you can weave some magic and your dress and jacket will fit perfectly.  Voila!  Finish off your look with some sexy strappy heels, sparkly nails and jewellery and you’re good to go.


Palomma in salmon

Of course you would also like to know where you can purchase the Palomma dress, so please find a link here to the Sascha’s Designs MP site first and then you will also purchase this dress at the Sascha’s Designs main store inworld in due course.  Happy shopping.  Until next time …

Winter Romance

Posted in christmas,Gowns,High Fashion,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 21, 2017

Fancy a little winter romance?  Today’s blog features the beautiful and recently released Pascalle gown at Sascha’s Designs.


Included in the box for this stunning gown is a choice of four different skirts, a stola, a shoulder/cape decoration and huds for both the maitreya and omega mesh body appliers, as well as the mesh skirt attachments.


There are actually two huds in the box, one for the gloves and the other for the top and pants part of this gown.  Sascha has also included a useful note card which contains fitting instructions for both the maitreya and omega huds.


The beautiful Pascalle gown comes in a choice of seven gorgeous colours to include two different types of red, as well as silver to add some sparkle for the festive season.  This gown is simply exquisite and I love it.


So if you are scrambling around still trying to find the perfect dress for your Christmas party or winter ball, then I highly recommend that you visit Sascha’s Designs either in world or on the SL marketplace.

That’s it for now.  Enjoy the rest of your week and the holidays are nearly here.  Until next time …


Winter Splendour

Posted in christmas,Gowns,High Fashion,Holiday,Silvan Moon Designs,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 17, 2017

Christmas Eve is now a week away and I still have a few things to do in the forthcoming week.  Put up and decorate my Christmas tree, decorate two Christmas cakes and make some marzipan fruits and chocolate truffles.  In the meantime, my time in SL is equally as busy as I present the latest gowns releases from Silvan Moon Designs.


Winter Splendour gown in ice

Amazing designer, Solas at Silvan Moon Designs as released the beautiful Winter Splendour gown collection.  There are two collections, the Winter Splendour and also the Winter Splendour Holiday collection.  There are five colours to choose from the Winter Splendour Collection and a further three festive colours to choose from the Winter Splendour Holiday collection.


Winter Splendour Holiday gown in cheer

These gorgeous gowns are compatible for Maitreya, Slink, Hourglass and standard and as well as the gown, also includes the fir pieces, flexi and icicle jewels, which sit on the bodice and sleeves.  These gowns adding a touch of elegance to my winter wardrobe.

I hope you like these gowns as much as I do.  For now though, it is time to get back to my festive preparations.  Wishing you all a good weekend whatever your plans and I look forward to sharing some more winter and festive delights with you very soon.  Until next time …




Oh No It Isn’t!

Posted in 101 Dalmatians,Cruella de Vil,Giz Seorn,High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 10, 2017

Oh yes it is!  Panto season in the UK is just about to start and whilst I was visiting the Winter Trends 2017 event in SL, I found a brand new outfit from Giz Seorn and my brain then had a light bulb moment.  So I decided to follow-up on this thought for a theme, which is quite fitting for the panto season.


The outfit in question is the fabulous Chi Chi, which comprises a jacket, shorts, fish net tights and thigh high boots.  The outfit is available in a choice of colours and textures.  Whilst it may be a bit cold in the UK to wear shorts right now, I love this outfit and I could not miss the opportunity to tie this one to the 101 Dalmatians theme.


Puppies you say?  Behind me you say?  Oh no they are not.  I cannot see any puppies.

I think that I have managed to capture some Cruella attitude, so thank you Giz for this burst of inspiration and this amazing outfit.  Now to head back to the Winter Trends 2017 event to see what other trinkets I can find.  Until next time…




12 Days of Festive Delights Part III

Posted in Carrie's Lingerie,christmas,Gowns,High Fashion,Lingerie,SL Events,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 9, 2017

One of my final blogs to celebrate the Carrie’s Lingerie 12 days of Christmas is all about the gowns.  This year Carrie has created some stunning and beautiful gowns, which of course also have gorgeous lingerie underneath, helping you to set the mood after a romantic night out or simply because women just like to wear nice lingerie underneath their clothing no matter what the occasion.

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Jasmine gown in ice

I have chosen my three personal favourite gowns to share with you, all the photos of which were taken on the grounds at Carrie’s Lingerie as well, adding some Christmas magic.  The Jasmine gown, shown above, comes in a choice of three different colours, ice, cranberry and evergreen. Carrie has also included a pair of stunning deco style earrings with the gown/lingerie set for added sparkle and there are also matching shoes, which can be purchased separately.

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Juliana gown in silver

The second gorgeous gown I’d like to share with you is the exquisite Juliana gown/lingerie set.  This set is available in a choice of six different colours or if you cannot decide, there is also a fatpack available.  This box set comes with skirt attachments for the gown and a baby doll lace attachment, which can be worn with the lingerie.  There is also a full face make up included in the gown/lingerie box.  Carrie has also designed matching shoes to complete this look, which are available to buy separately.

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Heather gown in brick

And finally my favourite festive gown from Carrie’s this season, the Heather, which is available in a choice of six different colours or there is also a fatpack available, not only for this gown set, but also the Jasmine and the Juliana gown sets featured above.  Included in this gown/lingerie box are bento opera gloves, a shoulder and a hair ornament, together with two huds, one for the lingerie for mesh bodies and a pose hud for the bento gloves.  Matching shoes to finish this look can also be purchased separately as well.

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All items featured in this blog are available both at Carrie’s Lingerie VIP store and on the SL marketplace and as I have enjoyed creating the photos showing off the gowns, I feel inspired to write a second blog, featuring the lingerie, so watch this space.

In the meantime though, have a great weekend and  happy festive shopping.  Until next time…








Return of the Ice Queen

Posted in christmas,High Fashion,Holiday,Ice / Snow Queen,Sascha's Designs,SL Events,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 8, 2017

This month’s Swank event is themed Winter Wonderland, however don’t worry, you will not need to dress too warmly to see all of the wonderful apparel, make up, poses and home decor items that the event has to offer.

In today’s blog I am featuring the stunning Ice Queen gown from Sascha’s Designs which is featured at this month’s Swank event.


This beautiful gown is elegant and angelic with a touch of drama.  This gown is compatible for the Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies as well as the standard mesh avatar sizes and fitmesh. Also included in the box are three different types of skirt with the gossamer skirt shown above and the splash skirt shown below.


To complete the look Sascha has also included matching gloves, wings and a gorgeous tiara.  There is also a hud in the box which you can wear that accompany the gloves for different hand poses.


Thank you for this beautiful gown Sascha and it is starting to look a lot like Christmas.  I highly recommend a visit to the Swank Winter Wonderland event, if you have not had a chance to visit yet.  Happy festive shopping everyone.  Until next time …




Carrie’s Xmas Group Gift

Posted in Carrie's Lingerie,christmas,SL Events,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 6, 2017

Carrie Bridger recently announced to her group that she had put together a festive VIP group gift for this year’s holiday season.  So drum roll please as I present to you Christmas PJ’s!  Or festive lounge wear if you prefer, but they are still awesome either way.


I have to say that I was so excited to try on this set and share it with you.  The main box contains a festive hat and socks, together with a hud containing six different festive colours, so that you can mix and match.  There are also two separate boxes, one for men’s and one for women’s pyjama set.


The women’s box contains a camisole top, panties and pyjama bottoms, and again there are colour huds for each item so you can mix and match the colours as you wish.  This is such a treat and I wanted to say a huge thank you to Carrie for this year’s Christmas gift.


I have found in my nearly 11 years in SL that finding pyjama’s has always proved a challenge, so it is lovely to see a few more designers including these most comfortable lounging items to their SL apparel lists.  I can also safely say that in RL I am now wearing my new festive pyjama’s for lounging around at home and I love them.

In the meantime though there is Christmas shopping to do and don’t worry I will not be wearing my pyjama’s for that, as it’s a bit too cold outside.  Have fun and until next time…




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