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My SL Tribute to Cate

Just over a week ago I tried and then bought a new skin, this time from Pink Fuel.  I have a few of their Catwa lipstick appliers, so I decided to try the new skin, Minji.  I liked the demo, so I bought the skin, together with a body applier for Maitreya, in a couple of skin tones colours that I liked and off I went, continuing on with my SL life.

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About a day later, bearing in mind that my avi was still sporting her brunette locks, I noticed that whilst wearing my gorgeous new skin that Piper now looks like Cate Blanchett.  This was both amusing but also very cool, as I love Cate’s work, and this discovery then fuelled my inspiration, so I decided to do a little styling research, put together a few looks and write this blog as a tribute to the wonderful Cate Blanchett.

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Of course with the new movie, Ocean’s 8, now just releasing in cinemas across the UK, I decided to start here.  I am hoping to see Ocean’s 8 in the next few days.  I have seen the trailer for the movie and it looks really good.  I read an article online a few days ago and found out that Cate is famous for wearing an array of different suits, whether in movies or to functions and in lots of different colours.  I found a couple of lovely women’s suits in SL, one from Valentina E and the other from Giz Seorn.  Both are very stylish and chic.

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My next thought led me to Cate’s role as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings, so this was my next style challenge, however I did recall seeing a gown or two at Arwen’s Creations that would be perfect, and I was correct.  I then also found a gorgeous tiara and finding a suitable hair style took the longest.  I have so many hair styles in my inventory and I knew that I had a couple that would work well with this look.  The necklace is included with the Varda dress and also matches the belt.

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Finally, I decided to complete this tribute with a classic red carpet look.  It was difficult to choose one look and I will probably add some more red carpet looks for Cate on my Flickr page in the coming months.  However, for this photo, I wanted to capture Cate’s style.  I know that for the big Hollywood events the top RL designers provide gowns our fabulous actresses to wear.  I have recently bought some new gowns from Azul, so after doing a little research, I chose the Yeva by Azul.  For this style I also noticed that Cate, for the most part, keeps her make up neutral, wearing red lipstick from time to time and that her hair is mainly short to shoulder length.

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My own hair in RL is quite long, so I opt for mainly short to shoulder length hair styles in SL, which I love.  I have had so much fun with this blog post, especially the styling and I have decided that a change is as good as a rest, so for the time being I will keep this look for my avi and I am inspired to recreate some more styles and write another blog in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post, especially those Cate Blanchett fans out there.  I will be adding some of these styles to my Flickr page as well.  Have a great week and until next time …

Link to my Flickr page.

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On The Move

Posted in High Fashion,Locations,SL Mesh,Sascha's Designs,Gowns by Piper Hanriot on June 25, 2018

Today is the last day that Sascha’s Designs will be residing at Coco Beach, as the mainstore will have a new home at Pond.  The new Sascha’s Designs store is slowly taking shape and you can find all Sascha’s new releases, together with the weekly and monthly items, as well as some of Sascha’s other gorgeous clothing.

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Bibi outfit in red

The old store was big and beautiful, so yesterday I spent some time just wandering around the store for the last time.  So many beautiful gowns and sassy casual outfits, both new and old graced the walls, all lovingly created, in a fantastic rainbow of colours.  A couple of recent releases from Sascha’s Designs include the Bibi outfit, which was featured at the recent Swank event.

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Sigma gown in pink

Only a few days ago, Sascha also released the Sigma gown.  The gown is available to purchase at the new mainstore in white, pink and black.  Whilst Sascha settles into her new store, if you cannot find either an outfit or gown, then please visit Sascha’s Designs on the SL Marketplace, where you will be able to find everything there as usual.

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Novice gown in gold

Over the past month to six weeks, Sascha has been going through her store at Coco Beach, revisiting gowns and outfits which also share memories and carefully going through, deciding which items to box up and which items to take to the new store.  I cannot even begin to imagine what a task this is, especially when you have been established in one place for such a long time.

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Trust gown in blue (winter collection)

As I walked around the store yesterday, I also took a trip down memory lane myself, remembering the fashion shows that were held on a platform above the store and seeing some of my favourite gowns still on display.  It is wonderful that some of them now feature an omega applier so that you can still wear these beautiful and stunning gowns and outfits.  The majority of Sascha’s exquisite gowns are timeless and I also think that Sascha enjoys giving them a make over and introducing new colours from time to time.

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So as the team at Sascha’s Designs help this wonderful lady to box up the remaining items, I hand everyone a glass of chilled Prosecco and I toast to the awesome Sascha Frangilli and wish you all the best in the new store, to new beginnings, more fun and of course more Prosecco.  Until next time …

Summer is Here

Posted in By Miss Jones,High Fashion,Lavian & Co,SL Events,SL Mesh,Summer fashion by Piper Hanriot on June 3, 2018

Sam Jones, amazing designer and CEO of her clothing brand By Miss Jones has been hard at work this past week creating some fantastic summer show stoppers, so I am delighted to share a few of these treats with you.

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Currently available at The Avenue event (June round) is the brand new Perfect Ten dress. A modern contemporary style dress, perfect for the day or evening and as you can see from when I took the photo, I had not even finished my first coffee, so I was still a bit sleepy, as you can tell.

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Summer is finally here and I am beach ready in the new To The Edge dress.  There is a hud with this dress, so that you can change not only the main part of the dress, but also the under skirt and the belt.  Beach here I come!

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For my final dress choice for this particular blog post, I decided to add a little cutting edge class in the new Forget You gown, however I have to say that this is a type of gown that is more than likely to be remembered, rather than forgotten.  I have to say that I have quickly fallen in love with this gown.  The front is sexy with its thigh high split in the skirt and the back of the dress will definitely turn heads.

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All of the above dresses are compatible with the Slink Physique and Hourglass bodies and also the Maitreya mesh body.  The To The Edge dress also has a fitmesh version for classic avatars.  To The Edge and Forget You are both available to purchase at the mainstore.

By Miss Jones mainstore link – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treacle/14/127/22

That is all for today’s blog, so I hope that you all have a good week and I will have more wonderful delights from By Miss Jones for you very soon.  Until next time…

 

 

 

 

 

Ready for Summer

In today’s blog post I am featuring the newly released Stasica outfit from Scandalize, which is currently available to purchase at the Cosmopolitan event in SL.  However, don’t panic, as after that, this gorgeous outfit will be available to purchase at either the Scandalize mainstore or on the SL marketplace.

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As soon as I saw this sassy outfit, I got excited, especially in the knowledge that the long summer days are on their way and the Stasica outfit is absolutely perfect for a beachy weekend.  Comprising a top and bottoms to wear whilst chilling out and soaking up the sun.  You can then add a skirt to make a dress for the evening.  Perfect.

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This outfit is available in a summer rainbow of colours, however on this occasion I decided to buy the fatpack, as Yannika has also included some gorgeous summer prints as well to include sequined silver and gold textures, which I adore and they are also perfect for a summer evening out as you party the night away on the beach.

That is all for now, however I will have more summer delights from Scandalize very soon.  Have a good weekend and until next time …

Other credits:

Pic 1 – Oceana hair from Truth Hair, beach bag from Reign, platinum bracelets from Earthstones, Theodora skin from Glam Affair.

Pic 2 – Summer hair from Magika, the family tree necklace from Earthstones, sparkle and shine lipstick from Pink Fuel.

By Royal Appointment

Posted in Gowns,High Fashion,Sascha's Designs,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on May 15, 2018

It was not that long ago when I recall writing a blog and sharing some wedding inspiration when Prince William wed Kate Middleton.  At that time I was working as a manager in a hotel and looked after a couple who were also getting married on the same day as the royal couple.

Now in just less than a week’s time we will be wishing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle all the best as they exchange their wedding vows, which the rest of us toast them with Prosecco and wish them all the best.

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In SL we can also dress up and toast the royal couple and Sascha’s Designs also has the perfect outfit for the day.  The Hyperis was recently released in the colour nude.  I have featured this dress before in a previous blog post and still maintain that teamed up with matching shoes, hat and clutch bag, it will always be an outfit full of class and style.  The dress is mesh and comes with the standard mesh sizes.  The shoes are compatible for Slink feet and I admit that in my photos I chose a different shoe, as I wear a different mesh body.

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With the formalities completed, you could change into a more formal gown to dance the night away.  Once again, Sascha has recently released some perfect spring gowns, which are beautiful and perfect for such an occasion.  The Enchanted gown is absolute stunning and Sascha has created this gown with some gorgeous spring floral textures.  It was hard to choose which one to wear.  There is also a choice of three different skirt options, depending on your style.  The Enchanted gown is compatible with Maitreya, Belleza and Slink mesh bodies and there is also a fitted mesh option.

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Finally if you would prefer to sparkle like your glass of bubbly, then I would recommend the Gigi gown, also from Sascha’s Designs.  The beautiful Gigi gown is also compatible with the above mentioned mesh bodies.  This gown was originally released in white, gold, aqua and pink, so I am now delighted to announce that Sascha has released some brand new colours for this gown, nude, black, silver, blue, vanilla and red.  This gown really does sparkle, I simply love it.

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That is all for today’s blog, however if you would like to see more from Sascha’s Designs, then a visit to the mainstore inworld is a ‘must’ or if you prefer to shop online, then you can visit Sascha’s Designs on the SL Marketplace ‘link here‘.

I am now off to go and wave my Union Jack flag, sip a glass or two of bubbly, wave and cheer the new royal couple as I watch them on television.  Wishing you all a good week.  Until next time …  Toodle pip!

Spring at Miss Jones

Posted in By Miss Jones,Designer Showcase,High Fashion,On9,SL Events,SL Mesh,Spring by Piper Hanriot on May 8, 2018

Today’s blog post may not see me waffling on as I usually do, but then again, sometimes people just want to see pictures and create their own stories and ideas.  Honestly though, my writing time at the moment is limited due to RL cake projects, but I just had to share with you some brand new releases from the Miss Jones store.

For those of you who do or maybe for those of you who do not follow my work on my Flickr page, I have shown the new and sassy Answerphone dress

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This past weekend Miss Jones also released the brand new Candy Paint dress (shown above) and the Call My Name dress.

A hud is included with these dresses, so that you can change the texture and these gorgeous dresses are also compatible with the following female mesh bodies (Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, Altamure and TMP).  The Call My Name dress (shown below) is available in either block colours or printed textures.

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Both beautiful summer dresses shown here and all of Miss Jones’ new and recent releases are available at the mainstore.  Please link to the mainstore below.

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Last week I blogged the Speak Your Mind dress, which is available to purchase at the May round of the Designer Showcase.

I am also excited to tell you that the fabulous Speak Your Mind dress 2 (shown below) is exclusively available at the May round of the On9 event.

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Well my loyal readers, it looks as though I have ended up waffling on for longer than I had anticipated, however I hope that you love these new dresses as much as I do and I look forward to sharing with you, more from Miss Jones in the near future.

For not though, I must away back to RL.  Toodle pip!  Until next time …

Welcome back Miss Jones

Posted in By Miss Jones,High Fashion,Lavian & Co,LivGlam,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 30, 2018

Last weekend I received a note card advising me that Miss Samantha Jones, owner of Lavian and LivGlam is back in SL.  I am so very happy and yes I did a happy dance in my living room still wearing my PJ’s, and I do not care if anyone saw me.

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At the time when Miss Jones left SL for RL back in 2016, I had only just started blogging for Lavian, after a friend of mine recommended the store and put my name forward to blog for Lavian & Co, as they were named then.

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Lavian and LivGlam have always been known for their bold and beautiful fabric textures, as well as their stylish and sophisticated block colour palette as well.  Miss Jones, as she is now known, has released a couple of brand new dresses, Sister Cities and Speak Your Mind.

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Sister Cities dress (photos above)

Both dresses are available to purchase at the Miss Jones store.  Link here to the mainstore.  Both of these dresses are available only in a fatpack version, which I admit I do not mind at all, as I love the texture palettes in both of these fatpacks.

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Speak Your Mind dress (photos below)

Are these dresses compatible for women’s mesh bodies?  Yes of course they are.  Included in the box are versions for the Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Ebody and a fitmesh version for the classic avatar.  There is also a hud in the box, so that you can change the dress texture.

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It is well worth joining the group and Miss Jones has also made available some of her Lavian work as well, both of which you can purchase either at the mainstore or on the SL marketplace.

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For now I imagine that Miss Jones is still settling back into SL life and designing, but I am very excited to see what she has in store for us through the summer and I will definitely share with you more wonderful goodies from Miss Jones very soon.  Until next time …

 

April Events in SL

The April round of events in SL are now in full swing.  There are still a few more to open over the coming weeks, however I wanted to share a few gorgeous trinkets from my SL event travels thus far for this month.

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The Black Fair has been open for a week now and Scandalize are back.  I was so happy to Yanika post a photo in Flickr of what she is featuring at the Black Fair event this year, so with spring finally here and dreams of long sunny days, I thought that I would take a stroll over at Soul2Soul Bay.

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Of course when deciding which colour of the Susan dress to purchase, I was stuck, I usually am with Scandalize and then after I decided, I then wished that I had just bought the fatpack, so I may make another trip back to the store.  *Laughs*  In my mind I knew exactly the spring look I wanted and the Susan beach dress is perfect for a bit of beach glamour.

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At the 2017 Black Fair event I bought an unusual, but stunning gown from Eclipse Designs (the Samal) and this year they have done it again by releasing the Shinty dress.  You can wear the Shinty either with a long or short skirt.  This dress oozes sex appeal and teamed up with the Paula shoes by N-Core (also at the Black Fair) and No Sir hair by No Match (at the Sense Event) you can quite happily stop traffic.

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Styling Details

Susan in pale pink by Scandalize (Taren hair by Truth, Rimini sandals by KC Couture, Boho rings by Yummy, Peaceful dolphin jewellery by Earthstones, Beach bag by Reign, summer in the sky gacha.

Shinty dress by Eclipse Designs, Paula shoes by N-Core (at the Black Fair) and No Sir hair by No Match (at Sense event)

That is all for this blog post, however if you have not had a chance to visit The Black Fair yet, then I highly recommend it.  Have a good weekend and until next time …

10 Years in SL Feature Blog 2

Posted in Gowns,High Fashion,SL Prim by Piper Hanriot on March 30, 2018

Whilst working at Sascha’s Designs, one of the first designers that Sascha put me in touch with to put together a show for was Amity De Cuir of Bliss Couture.  I was asked to choose a dress to wear for the show and I chose the beautiful Eve gown in blue.  I have shown this gown in previous blogs, so here for one last time is the Eve gown, this time in emerald.

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Eve gown

I remember always spending ages walking around the Bliss Couture store.  It was like visiting an art gallery, as there were so many different gowns and lots of vibrant colours and textures.  Bliss Couture also started making some casual clothing as well, but a little like Sascha’s Designs, Bliss Couture were also famous for their ball gowns.

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Elissana gown

Amity left SL a few years ago now for RL.  It was just at the time when mesh clothing was becoming more popular.  Had Amity stayed it would have been wonderful to see what she would have designed and created and how her SL fashion path would have continued.

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Emerald gown

Whatever Amity is doing now in RL though, I hope that things are going well for her and as they say, never say never, she may return one day.  For now though, I have a few trinkets from her store and some fond memories.  Until next time …

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Aliyeh gown

 

Photos can also be found on my Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/

Classic Styles

Posted in Gowns,High Fashion,Modern,Sascha's Designs,SL Events,SL Mesh,Spring by Piper Hanriot on March 18, 2018

Sascha Frangilli, fabulous designer and a wonderful lady is dancing her way into Spring.  There may be snow here where I live, however in Sascha’s part of the world it has now all melted away and the spring blooms are getting ready to burst into flower.

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Art deco dress and hat at Sascha’s Designs. Bea shoes at Mosquito’s Way. Majesty jewellery at Chop Zuey

Something vintage, Sascha recently re-released the classic art deco dress, which are now available with appliers for mesh bodies.  I admit that I am a bit late in sharing this with you, especially as Sascha is now releasing a gorgeous complementing art deco style dress, the Frances, so I am looking forward to showing you this one very soon.

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Anisha outfit at Sascha’s Designs. Daisy shoes at Mosquito’s Way

Modern chic, Sascha has also recently released the fabulous Anisha outfit, which is perfect for this spring.  This box contains an applier for the Maitreya body as well as an Omega applier.  As well as aqua, this outfit is also available in beige, black, pink and white.  I really love this outfit.

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Sumptuous gown at Sascha’s Designs. Majesty jewellery at Chop Zuey

Romantic drama, the beautiful Sumptuous gown in red was released in February in time for Valentine’s, however this gown is now available in further colours to include gold, which is currently available to buy at the March round of the Swank event.  This month’s theme at Swank is ‘Hollywood’, and the Sumptuous gown is definitely a show stopper.  The head-dress is included with the gown.

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As Sascha would say ‘Thank you darrrrrrrlings’ for reading this blog post and I bid you all a good week.  Have a good one and until next time …

Details and photos can also be seen on my Flickr page – https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/

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