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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 …

New Look for Spring 2019

Posted in Amara Beauty,CandyDoll,Catwa,Collabor88,Stealthic by Piper Hanriot on March 10, 2019

It has been on my ‘to-do’ list to update my mesh head. I have been wearing the wonderful Catwa tumble head for the past few years and I have loved it. I have tried a couple of demos for one of the newer Catwa bento heads, so yesterday I decided to try one more demo, have a play and see which from the one I liked the best. I finally decided on the Catya head.

Catwa Catya bento head, Intrepid hair from Stealthic, Mariela skin from Amara Beauty and Lona lipstick from Luxrebel

It was good fun and a big thank you to Strawberry Singh, as I watched her very useful videos that she has posted for mesh heads and also for the Catya mesh head, which way back when Strawberry made the video, this mesh head had not even been released.

Then once I had purchased my new bento mesh head and adjusted it, I decided to complete my look with a skin from the brilliant Amara Beauty. I have a demo for new Amara Beauty skin, Celina, which is available at the Unik event, however I decided to finish my weekend look by wearing the Mariela skin. I then also adjusted my shape a little bit before heading out to treat myself to a new outfit.

The March round at Collabor88 has recently opened and with Spring in mind, I bought the new Natty dress and boots by CandyDoll, as well as the gorgeous new Intrepid hair style by Stealthic, both items are available at the event.

Natty dress and boots by CandyDoll at Collabor88

They say that a change is as good as a rest and I admit that I had a lot of fun yesterday creating a new look and more importantly, I am very pleased with the end result.

So today I will relax and do a little exploring and photography and I hope that you all have a good weekend whatever your plans. Take care and until next time …

Pink is the New Red

Posted in Garden,High Fashion,Pink,Sascha's Designs,Scandalize,SL Mesh,Son!a Luxury Fashion by Piper Hanriot on February 26, 2019

The start to 2019 for my RL has taken priority over my time and blogging work in SL. This is not a bad thing by any means, however it is now nice to be able to get a bit more time in SL to be creative again.

I decided this year in RL that pink is the new red. Unfortunately as I am getting older and my face looks permanently rosy due to the pigments changing in my skin, wearing red against my skin is not a good idea these days, however red accessories are still fine.

Norvik in blush from Sascha’s Designs

I have never been a fan of pink, especially when I was at school and for one of our charity ‘no school uniform Friday’s’ I wore a pale pink sweatshirt that someone in my family had bought for me. The boys in my class took the mickey, which in turn upset me, so I never wore that top again and from then on, I also disliked the colour pink.

Christy romper and heels from Scandalize

There are still certain shades of pink that I am not keen on and will not wear i.e. hot pink or magenta, as it’s sometimes also known as, however I do like soft and vintage pinks.

I admit that in SL I have not worn pink much either, so I decided to show you a few recent items from my SL wardrobe in the colour pink that I am rather fond of and I hope that you like them too.

New York dress in pink from Son!a

Before I sign off for today, I wanted to also add that over the past few weeks, when I have had a few hours in SL, I have been busy creating a new garden area at my home and this is where I decided to also take the photos for my blog post.

For now enjoy the rest of your week and I will share some more of my fashion favourites from SL with you very soon. Until next time …

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