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Gardening Time

Posted in Chez Moi Furniture,Garden,Little Branch,SL Events,SL Mesh,What Next by Piper Hanriot on February 24, 2018

Today’s blog is a little different and a trial in some ways.  I have never blogged furniture and decorations before, usually choosing to create a photo and then post it onto my Flickr page.  The inspiration came to me yesterday, as I have a back garden, which looks empty and incomplete, so I decided to do a little shopping and get some ideas for starting to make the back garden actually look like a garden and not just a blank green rectangle with a hedgerow border.

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The first item that caught my eye was this quaint garden shed.  In RL I remember when moving into my house that my partner was delighted at the fact that there is a garden shed and here I was at Chez Moi Furnitures in SL thinking to myself that this adorable shed will look wonderful in my garden.  There is a menu with different poses, from seeding, watering and even weeding.  I love it.

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Once all the gardening is done on a lovely sunny spring day, there is nothing like sitting in your garden with a beverage of your choice and just enjoying the outdoors, so I decided that I also need a chair.  I found the perfect garden chair at What Next.  There are 3 chairs in the pack, either with or without cushions and a throw and there are numerous poses for just relaxing, eating, drinking and reading.

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To complete my garden corner, I remember that I had recently bought a hazelnut tree by Little Branch from the February round of Sense Event.  I love Little Branch trees and flowers, they are stunning.  Also included in the hazelnut tree box is a hill and some plain and fluffy grass, so you can create your own landscape.  For my back garden I chose to place my tree and some grass to complete this area.  I also have cherry trees from Little Branch at home also.  I love that you can change the seasons to fit the landscape.

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So feeling very satisfied with my garden creation, I think that this will be the first of many blog posts, featuring both exterior and interior decor from now on.  Thank you for reading, have a great weekend and until next time …

 

 

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Modern Romance

Posted in Chop Zuey,Dead Dollz,High Fashion,Lace,Maxi Gossamer,SL Events,SL Mesh,Truth Hair,Valentine's by Piper Hanriot on February 11, 2018

I am not half-way through my life yet, however when I turn around and look back, I see how times have changed in more ways than one.  People do things differently today compared to 20 or 30 years ago.  People dress differently today than they did back then too, however every year on 14 February a lot of people celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in their own way.

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Today’s blog post features a designer who I have not blogged for before, however, having seen their designs at some of SL’s recent events, I am falling in love with their work and feel a trip to the Dead Dollz main store is definitely on the cards very soon.

The first dress that caught my eye when I visited the recent round at Fameshed is the Faye dress.  Red and pink may be the main colours that we associate with Valentine’s Day, so I decided to choose blue for this one and also because blue is one of my favourite colours.  I adore the beautiful lace work on this dress, giving it a romantic feel, together with the modern style of the dress.

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Faye dress @ Dead Dollz (Fameshed), Bea shoes @ Mosquito’s Way, Naomi key to my heart necklace @ Maxi Gossamer (Collabor88)

Next on my event stop tour was The Liason Collaborative, where the next item that caught my eye, also by Dead Dollz is the Padma dress.  Well it is actually a stunning lace top, edged with beads, together with a beautiful and soft satin skirt, which also has beads on the waistband.  This time I chose the purple dress, as this is also one of my favourite colours.  It is funny how you can look at one item, in many colours, however one colour in particular will always stand out more than the others.  At least this is how my brain works and I think that it is a good thing.

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Dead Dollz have been around for some years now and I will definitely be showing you more from the fabulous Kiddo Oh in the near future and by the same token I hope to see more amazing outfits and dresses from Dead Dollz at the SL events in 2018 too.  In the meantime, I am heading to the main store, however if you do not have time to explore, then you can also find Dead Dollz on the SL marketplace.

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Padma dress @ Dead Dollz (TLC), Majesty jewellery @ Chop Zuey, Teanna hair @ Truth Hair

Time now to head off on more fun adventures in SL.  Thank you for reading and I wish you all a good weekend, whatever you are doing.  Until next time…

 

 

Vanilla Latte

Posted in ARTE,Maxi Gossamer,Mosquito's Way,Rebel Hope,SL Events,SL Mesh,Supernatural,Truth Hair by Piper Hanriot on February 4, 2018

Today I share with you a super quick blog post.  Having spent a little time visiting a few of the new February events in SL that are starting, I thought that I would share with you a few of the gorgeous trinkets that I picked up on my travels.

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The key items for this blog is the Gia mesh dress by Rebel Hope and the Chloe Antique Heart earrings by Maxi Gossamer.  Both of these fabulous items can be found at the February round of Fameshed.  I first saw the Gia dress in the Rebel Hope group notice and fell in love with it immediately, which was my main reason to visit Fameshed.  Whilst visiting I also saw the new Chloe earrings from Maxi Gossamer.

Whilst writing I would also like to give a shout out to the following designers who also create amazing apparel and accessories in SL and equally deserve some credit for their stunning work.

Bea shoes from Mosquito’s Way

Natalie hair from Truth Hair

Kayla necklace set from Supernatural

Passion eyeshadow and lipstick (for Catwa) from ARTE

Voila, that completes my styling and my quick blog for today.  Now back to the real world.  Have a good week and until next time …

 

Bekia and Velure

Posted in High Fashion,Modern,Scandalize,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on January 27, 2018

Scandalize has fast become one of my favourite clothing stores in SL.  I love their style.  It is fresh, modern and full of zest and vibrance.  In my previous blog I mentioned that each time I purchase a new item from Scandalize, I try to buy the item in a different colour, so that a) I have a rainbow of colours in my SL wardrobe and b) so I can show my readers a different colour in each blog post.

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So this blog post is keeping with the colour promise.  Today I am sharing with you the stunning Bekia dress and the sassy Velure outfit.

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The Bekia dress was recently featured at the latest round of Cosmopolitan.  I adore the leaf skirt, it is so sexy and unique.  I have not seen anything like this in SL before.  Both the top and skirt come with two options block colour or glitter.  I mixed them up for my photos above and I admit it was very tempting to buy the fatpack, however after some deliberation, I managed to choose just one colour.

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The brand new Velure outfit is currently being featured at the January round of Fameshed.  I have styled to look a bit preppy, which looks cute.  More often than not I tend to go for either a sexy of glamorous look, so it’s nice to create different styles.  Like the Bekia dress, the Velure outfit has a choice of two styles, a block colour version and a fuzzy version, which is perfect for winter.

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Well that is all I have for now, however I will bring you more news and mouth-watering delights from the amazing Scandalize store very soon.  Have a good weekend and 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.

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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.

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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.

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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! …

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

 

 

 

12 Days of Festive Delights Part II

Posted in Carrie's Lingerie,christmas,Holiday,Lingerie,SL Events,SL Mesh,Winter by Piper Hanriot on December 5, 2017

The past week proved to be a busy one for me in the real world and coupled with moving house in SL, my pastime of photography and blogging took a back seat during this time.

As promised I said that I would share some more festive delights from Carrie’s Lingerie, as Carrie continues with her 12 days of Christmas event.  Today I thought that I would share with you the Winter Athena dress and silks from Carrie’s Lingerie.

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The gorgeous Winter Athena silks is available in a choice of three colours and on this occasion I also purchased the matching sandals as well, which can be purchased separately.  As well as the silks, Carrie has also included the choker necklace and make up to complete the look.

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There is a hud with this set, so you can choose how you wish to wear your outfit.  Just ensure if you wear a mesh body to use the Omega applier so that you can access the items from the hud.  The sandals are compatible with Slink, Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies.

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I hope that you like this set as much as I do and whilst writing I can also confirm that Carrie’s VIP section where you can purchase all of this year’s 12 days of Christmas treats from Carrie’s Lingerie.  I will bring you some more festive delights very soon.  Until next time …

 

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