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Sascha Designs at Swank

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on September 4, 2016

On Saturday 04 September, the Swank Event fashion show took place in SL.  It was a chance to go and see just a few of the many designers who will be featuring an item for the September 2016 round.

A lady who did not feature in the show, however she has designed a fabulous pant set to feature at the event itself is one of my favourite apparel designers, Sascha Frangilli.


Sensation pant set with long sleeve blouse in white/blue

With autumn just around the corner, this chic pant set is perfect ensemble to add to your SL wardrobe.  The set includes both a short sleeve top and a long sleeve blouse, for those cooler breezey days.


Sensation pant set with short sleeve top in white/blue

The pants and tops are mesh and come in the standard sizes and Sascha has also included a pair of stylish sunglasses to finish the look.


I’m Fabulous hud dress set in pink

Meanwhile back at the Sascha’s Designs mainstore, Sascha has recently released to ‘I’m Fabulous’ hud dress set in pink, so if you still have an end of summer special occasion to attend, then this may be the perfect outfit.

The dress hud contains 4 different pink/white combinations to include a pink polka dot.  As well as the dress, Sascha has also included a matching purse, fabulous hat and a pair of killer heels, which are compatible with Slink high feet.  I have to say that I do love this outfit and I am not a huge fan of pink, but this look certainly rocks.

Well that is all for now, however I will bring you more news and exclusives from Sascha’s Designs very soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the Swank event September round, which opens in SL very soon.  Until next time …



A Celebration of Colour

Posted in High Fashion by Piper Hanriot on August 27, 2016

On Friday 26 August, I logged into SL to read the sad news that due to a busy RL, iconic fashion designer, Samantha S Jones will be closing the doors of her store Lavian & Co and heading off into RL for good.

Samantha has been in SL for the past 10 years and her first store, Liv Glam proved to be a huge hit with SL women, as Sam’s designs and fabrics were like a breath of fresh air.


The Heat Is On bag 3

As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs, Liv Glam, then evolved into Lavian & Co, as Sam collaborated with a few of her creative assistants and this venture has proved to be just as successful.


Black Dahlia bag 2

I have only been an official blogger for this amazing lady and her work for the past few months and I have to say that I have loved every moment. As 10 years is a sizeable milestone in SL, I wanted to create a final blog for Samantha and Lavian & Co by way of celebrating some of her beautiful work, as you can see from the pictures.


Love Train bag 3 (above and below)


As Samantha packs up her store and completes events that she has supported in SL over the years, I do hope that she has also had some time to pour herself a large glass of champagne and reflect on what she has achieved with a smile.  There are a lot of women in SL who are going to miss her, however this amazing lady will not be forgotten.


Put Your Hearts Up bag 4

For those of you who wish to still obtain a piece of this fabulous legacy, I confirm that today Saturday 27 August is the last day of the L’Exo De event at the St. Tropez Market where Lavian & Co has some items for purchase in their shop, and I can also confirm that the Lavian & Co / Liv Glam store on the SL marketplace is still currently open, but I do not know how long for, so you ladies better be quick and hop to it.

As a final word from me, Samantha’s notice to all her fans in her groups read ‘Love you all’.  We love you too Sam, thank you so much for bringing colour into our SL world and we wish you all the best in the future.

Charlie Blue

Posted in Uncategorized by Piper Hanriot on August 19, 2016

I am still in the process of catching up with some blogging some moving house in RL, so you will see a few quick posts featuring one or two items only for the next couple of weeks.

Here is one of Carrie’s Lingerie’s recent releases, the Charlie lingerie set.  The style of this lingerie is perfect if you want to put on a show.


This lingerie set comes with corset, panties, stockings, suspenders. gloves and the bow tie.  Carrie has also included an Omega applier for women who wear a mesh body.  This gorgeous, almost burlesque style lingerie set also comes in a choice of 6 glorious jewel colours.


I do not have any photos of it yet, but Carrie has just this week also released the new Lara lingerie set, which is more sheer, but also just as sexy as the Charlie set.  Both of these sets are available to purchase at Carrie’s Lingerie store in Secondlife.

Happy shopping everyone.  Until next time …

TWA Summer Show 2016

Posted in Fantasy,Medieval by Piper Hanriot on August 18, 2016

On Saturday 27 August at 1pm SLT, The White Armory is going to hold a fashion show on their sim at Emerald Isle, the home of The White Armory and for the first time this year you are invited to join us and see us not only showcasing some of Bee Dumpling’s beautiful work, but also some collaborated work from Silven Moon Designs.


Willow Spirit dress Hipster from Silven Moon Designs

As always there will be some wonderful delights from Bee Dumpling herself, one outfit (below) which featured in the recent Fantasy Faire event in Secondlife.  And of course no TWA show is complete without a stunning variety of formal gowns.


Dellhaven Sprite outfit (wings and slippers model’s own)

In the meantime, keep your eyes posted for notices in the TWA group and on behalf of the team at The White Armory, we look forward to welcoming you to the show.  See you there!


Summer Style at Sascha’s

Posted in High Fashion by Piper Hanriot on August 14, 2016

It has been just over a month since I posted my last fashion blog before I moved house in RL.  I then had a friend stay for a few weeks, so now they have gone home and my life is back to normal, so to speak, it’s back to work in SL.  I have missed it.

Today I am going to share with you some gorgeous summer style from Sascha’s Designs.

SAS Calpurnia_005

I’m Fabulous Outfit

SAS Calpurnia_011

Starting with the two photos above, Sascha has released a very stylish and chic outfit called ‘I’m Fabulous’.  The dress comes in 5 fitmesh sizes and is compatible with the maitreya, belleza and slink mesh bodies.  The dress hud contains 4 different combinations.  This outfit also comes with a stunning black hat, a black clutch bag and fabulous black peep toe sling back sandals, which are compatible with slink feet.  This outfit is perfect for a day at the races or even a wedding.

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Spirit dress in apricot

Sascha has also just released a perfect dress for those hazy summer days, the Spirit.  This beautiful semi-formal dress comes in a choice of 7 different colours and I have to say that I adore the print on the fabric.  Sascha has also included 2 Omega mesh body appliers for the top and pants, one for wearing a short skirt and one to wear with the longer skirts.  Bring on the summer tunes and let’s salsa.

SAS Calpurnia_002

Culpurnia Caracas gown

And finally with the Olympics in Rio at the half way point, for those of you who are feeling in the mood for a carnival, how about the Culpurnia Caracas gown with it’s glorious bold floral fabric.  This is a mesh gown and is available in the standard sizes.  I don’t know about you, but I am now off to a party, so enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Toodle pip …


YS&YS Samantha

Posted in Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 10, 2016

On a rainy and breezy Sunday in the Southern England, just before I go offline for a week or two to move house, I thought I would write just one last quick blog for my loyal readers.

As you know last weekend I purchased a Lelutka mesh head and I am now currently shopping around for mesh head skin appliers to wear with my fabulous new mesh head.

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Samantha skin applier, Tone 03 for the Lelutka mesh head

I have been a fan of Your Skin & Your Shape (a.k.a. YS&YS) for many years.  The designer, Monicuzza Babenco has always given us women in Secondlife a wonderful selection of skins in a variety of shades, shapes, eyes and even some accessories.

In her skin boxes, I have always loved that Monicuzza provides a gorgeous selection of different make-ups whether they are full face or separate eye shadows and lipsticks, so I am immensely happy to see that in her skin boxes for the mesh head that this has not changed.

Face 2

Samantha skin  for the Lelutka mesh head make-up

The hud for the skin contains a choice of 8 eye shadows and eye liners and 8 different shades of lipstick.  The lipsticks are pre-dominantly dark, however if you prefer a lighter shade, then all you have to do is move the slider on your mesh head hud, simple!  You can also adjust the slider underneath to add or remove more gloss.  Either way it is so easy to adjust this on the mesh head hud, so you can have the perfect pout for day and evening in two easy steps.

After speaking to a fellow blogger, I also wanted to point one small issue, which is a ‘Mesh’ issue and NOT a problem with the Lelutka mesh head.  In order to see your eye shadow, on the bottom left of the hud (eye lashes) you need to click on the ‘mask’ button, this will hide your eye lashes.  You then need to wear mesh eye lashes with your mesh head.  Again, like I said this is a mesh issue.  However,if you choose not want to wear eye shadow, then you can click on the ‘blend’ button and select the eye lashes from the hud that you wish to wear.

That is all I have for now, however I will be back in a week or so with some more amazing items from Secondlife to show you.  In the meantime though, I hope you find this blog useful.  Have fun, stay safe and see you soon.  Until next time …



Mesh Head Research

Posted in Uncategorized by Piper Hanriot on July 7, 2016

Hello readers.  This week I finally decided to do some of my own research into mesh heads in Secondlife with a view to purchasing one for myself at the end of my research.

I started by reading a few blogs and spoke to a good friend of mine and after this task was complete,  I went shopping for some demos.  I chose to try mesh head demos from Catwa and Lelutka.

Once I was armed with a few mesh head demos to try, I also bought a few mesh head skin appliers from various designers to try with the mesh heads.  From reading blogs written by other women in Secondlife, it was interesting to see just how different the skins by different designers look once you have applied it to the mesh head.

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Karin Lelutka mesh head with Glam Affair skin applier

I spent the best part of two days trying out the demos and in the end I decided that the Lelutka head was my favourite.  One of the main reasons I chose the Lelutka head is that the designer has included a note card in the box, which detailed not only what was in the box, but also information on how to wear your mesh head, as well as explaining the hud for the mesh head and how to use it.  Unfortunately the Catwa mesh head demos did not have this, so it was very much a case of pressing the buttons on the hud to find out what everything does.

Don’t get me wrong, I am sure the Catwa head is great.  I hear a lot of people raving about them and I have also seen some wonderful photos in Flickr of some of my friends and people I follow wearing their mesh heads.  The Catwa head was just not the right one for me this time.

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Karin Lelutka mesh head with Amara Beauty skin applier

For now though, I have to admit that even though I have only been wearing my new Lelutka mesh head for a couple of days, I love it already and I have also received a couple of lovely compliments from friends, which is very much appreciated whilst also confirming that I chose the right mesh head for me.  I have shown above a few photos using two different skin appliers.  The hud with the Lelutka head, like the Maitreya Lara body, comes with Glam Affair pre-set skins.  You can purchase separate Glam Affair make-ups to add to your look.

I  also blog for Amara Beauty and until now I have not been able to blog the skin appliers compatible for a mesh head, as I have not had this option.  However, now I am able to and I am delighted to finally be able to show off the Kallie skin applier (03 beige) for the Lelutka head.  Unfortunately this is the only one that the awesome Shantia Soulstar has created for this mesh head, so maybe a *nudge nudge, big smile* and a pretty please can you create a few more skins for the Lelutka head Shantia?

Well that is all I have for now, but I hope you find this blog useful and if you have not yet tried wearing a mesh head yourself and you have an hour or so free time, then give it a go.  I had great fun with this research project.  Until next time …

Betty by Carrie’s Lingerie

Posted in High Fashion by Piper Hanriot on July 3, 2016

Hello readers.  For today’s blog, I am featuring the recently released ‘Betty’ lingerie from Carrie’s Lingerie.

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Betty in chocolate and teal

The super sexy ‘Betty’ lingerie is a full set comprising all the items shown in the photo above and Carrie has also included an Omega applier for those ladies who wear a mesh body.  As well as chocolate and teal, there are five other lovely colours to choose from.

0. Betty 3

This lingerie set looks beautiful from the front, however it also looks just as beautiful from the back, as you can see by the gorgeous lattice ribbon tie at the back of the cincher.  Thus ladies you will need someone help tie you into it.

0. Betty 2

And of course there is also the option to wear a bit less and still look super sexy, the choice is yours.  I have to admit that one of the reasons I wear and love Carrie’s Lingerie so much is because you have a variety of options for what you want to wear or not wear.

I highly recommend a visit to the Carrie’s Lingerie store to see set and there is lots more to include the new limited edition monthly gown/lingerie set and also Carrie has released some men’s and women’s lingerie for the 4th July USA celebrations.  Until next time …



Lavian at Ferosh

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 26, 2016

The Ferosh fashion weekend is so short, starting on Friday 24 June and running until Sunday 26 June.  It is a wonderful celebration, which brings together fashion and art.  There are lots of amazing things to see and fashion shows to attend, it’s a shame that it is not open for a bit longer.

One of the designers featured in this year’s Ferosh fashion weekend is Lavian&Co and even though today is the last day here are a few snippets from Lavian, which if you have not already visited, may tempt you to visit Ferosh before the doors close for the summer event.

LV Like a bird

I’m Like a Bird

Maxi dresses are perfect for those long summer days and I love the ‘I’m Like a Bird’ strapless dress.  This is a mesh dress and comes with a hud, so you can choose your favourite pattern and colour.

LV Back to you 1

Back to You – Bag 1

The ‘Back to You’ dress actually resembles a flower in gorgeous chiffon crepe fabric and with the hud you can choose the print for the main part of the dress as well as the drape and belt to create your own floral look.

LV Feel this way

Feel This Way

The ‘Feel This Way’ dress is short and sassy.  This dress is also mesh in the 5 standard sizes, together with a fitmesh version.  The hud also contains lots of different print and plain combinations so you can choose your favourite.  I love this yellow/blue combination.

LV Live is life 3

Live is Life – Bag 3

Finally I have chosen to model the ‘Live is Life’ dress in black, which is gorgeous and sexy for a perfect evening out to complete your summer wardrobe, but wait summer has only just begun, so I will have more amazing delights to show you from Lavian&Co very soon.

I hope you enjoy the Ferosh event.  Until next time …

Colour Me Lavian

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 19, 2016

The June round of the Colour Me Project in Secondlife opened on 10th June.  This event features either one particular colour or a selection of different colours each month chosen by the event organisers.  The colours for June are Toscania, fern, cranberry and marigold.

Lavian & Co are one of the designers featured at the June event and they have a  few new women’s apparel items, one of which is the ‘Where did you go’ blouse and shorts outfit.  This outfit has a choice of 3 bags, which contain a hud, so that you can choose from 6 different blouse textures and there are  also 4 colours for each texture.  This outfit is mesh, however the awesome designer, Sam Jones has also included mesh body appliers for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink.

Lavian 1

Where did you go – Bag 3 

Lavian & Co are also featuring a sassy summer dress at the June Colour Me Project called ‘Stay a Little Longer’.  This halterneck mesh dress has a rope belt and comes in the 5 standard mesh sizes, together with a hud for changing the colour textures and this time I have opted to show you one of this month’s featured colours, Marigold.  I think this dress is both cute and chic, I love it.

Lavian 4

Stay a Little Longer dress – Bag 1

One of this weekend’s L$60 items at Lavian & Co is the ‘Viva la Vida’ dress.  This is a mesh strapless dress and is available in 3 different bags, which each contain a hud with stunning dress textures and colours.  I was definitely spoilt for choice with this one and so decided to choose of the dress textures from this bag to show you.  This is also the perfect party dress.

Lavian 2

Viva la Vida dress – Bag 3 (above and below)

Lavian 3

Well dear readers, that just about wraps things up for this blog, however I will bring you more news and amazing styles from the fabulous Lavian & Co very soon.  In the meantime, have a good weekend and be bold, show off some summer colours.  Until next time …

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