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Spring Sensations

Posted in High Fashion,SL Meets RL by Piper Hanriot on May 7, 2017

We have already arrived in May.  This year is flying by.  Carrie’s Lingerie have a new and exclusive gown and lingerie set for the month, as well as some exciting new releases and even a favourite lingerie set that has been given a face lift, so here are a few mouth-watering snippets to tempt you.

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Reese in black

Carrie does lace lingerie so very well and the Reese set is no exception.  As well as black, this beautiful lingerie set is also available in teal, red, purple, fuchsia and blue and comprises the lace body, gloves and stockings.  While here in the UK the outside temperature is still a bit cool for the time of year, I think with the Reese lingerie, you can soon warm things up a bit.

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May exclusive, Genevieve gown and silks set

As I first mentioned above the new May exclusive outfit it out in the Carrie’s Lingerie mainstore.  You can wear this set as a full gown (shown above) or the silks (shown below).  There are two different options for the bra and knickers.  Also included in this set is a full face make-up.  There are matching shoes, which can be purchased separately to complete your look.  Carrie has also added Omega applier hud with the options for this stunning set.

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Well my dear readers, that is all that I have to share with you for now, however I will bring your more hot off the press news and exclusives from Carrie’s Lingerie very soon.  In the meantime, have a great week.  Until next time …

Just Because I Can and I Did

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on May 7, 2017

Hello again dear readers.  In my last blog post I featured the wonderful Blueberry store who had an awesome spring sale last week, however what I did not share with you is that their neighbours Just Because who are also resident on the same sim, also held a spring sale, so it was a double delight for women in SL who love a bargain.

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Dana body and Daniella skirt @ Just Because mainstore

I first saw Just Because women’s clothing featured at one of the Uber monthly events in SL.  After seeing their featured clothing items at Uber over the course of a few months, I then decided to pick up the landmark and visit their in-world store and I have to say that the women’s clothing at Just Because is just as awesome as the women’s clothing at the Blueberry store.

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Lucie shirt and Jan capris @ Just Because mainstore

I took my time walking around the sale a few days ago and picked up some bargains.  Whilst shopping I also noticed that Just Because had released a brand new gown, which is currently available at the Fameshed 5th Anniversary.  So once I had finished my bargain hunting, I went along to the Fameshed event.

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Fleur gown @ the Fameshed 5th anniversary event

The Fameshed event was very busy, however it will calm down in a few days.  I was lucky enough to land and do a quick scan, only to find that I had landed near the shed where the beautiful Fleur gown from Just Because is located, so it was a quick hop in, choose my favourite colour and then a quick hop out again.  I will visit the Fameshed event again another day.

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 Gwen dress @ the Uber monthly event

Whilst at the Just Because mainstore, I then took a cab to the Uber monthly event, as the top and skirt featured at this event by Just Because is also gorgeous.  It took me a while to decide which print I liked for the skirt, which I managed to narrow down to two before picking my favourite and then matching it with a top and voila, perfect.

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Christine gown @ Just Because mainstore

The plus side of taking a week off is that I have had an opportunity to visit more of my favourite designers, write more blogs for my favourite designers, catch up with friends in SL and generally have some fun.  However, the not so good side of taking a week off is that I have spent quite a few lindens.  Oh well I will soon be returning to my RL kitchen and getting busy with my next decorated cake project.

 

Blueberry Bargains

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on May 3, 2017

At the end of April, the Blueberry store sent out a message to their group advising that the store would be closed for a few hours, so that they could get the store ready for a sale.

Everyone in the Blueberry group patiently waited with excitement for the store to open so that they could go and grab some bargains.  This included myself.  Once the announcement came that the store was open and that the sale had begun, everyone flocked to the Blueberry store.  I kid you not when I say that it reminded me of a sale that we have here in the UK every summer for a store called Next.

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Loud jumpsuit (Pic 1 with leather bra and Po shoes) – (Pic 2 with studded bra and cupcake boots)

I admit that it took me a couple of days to actually get to the store so that I could seek out some awesome clothing bargains for myself and it was a bit frustrating at time, but eventually I got there.  Over the past few years Blueberry have become one of my favourite stores for women’s casual clothing and also their fabulous fantasy gachas.

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Lola hoodie, cake leggings and cupcake boots

I hope dear readers that you do not mind me sharing with you some photos of my awesome bargains.  I have to admit, writing this blog and taking the photos were the 2 things going around in my head as I looked around the store and made some mental notes of what clothing to match with either boots or shoes and I also love that Blueberry make their clothing in a rainbow of colours, so there is something for everyone.  I feel that I should also add how much I love the new metallic and halo textures.

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Scarlet angel wings dress and Iconic doll shoes

It may sound completely daft, but I do wonder sometimes if I was a magpie in a previous life, as even in the real world, I am drawn to silver, gold, copper/rose gold and iridescents, as well as glitter and sequins.

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Breeanya dress in green and Iconic doll shoes in gold

I know that I have shown the Breeanya dress in a recent blog, but this is my favourite dress of the year so far, so I thought that I would show it in a different colour.  Please note that this dress is not on the Blueberry sale though.

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Cutieberry cardigan, cossy shorts and cupcake boots

Before I finish waffling for today’s blog, I confirm that the Blueberry sale is only taking place at their in world store and not on the SL marketplace.  The sale is only on for a short time, so if you have not had a chance to visit the store or if you are trying to get to the store, please keep trying.  It may take a while but you will get there.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading today’s blog as much as I have enjoyed taking the photos and putting it together.  I will bring you more gorgeous clothing from the world of SL very soon.  Until next time …

Fantastic FurtaCor

Posted in High Fashion by Piper Hanriot on May 1, 2017

This weekend is a bank holiday here in the UK and one of those mornings when it is so peaceful outside, it feels like everyone is having a lay in.  These are the opportunities I grab to blog and in today’s blog I am featuring some fabulous women’s apparel from FurtaCor.

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Loise set – Outfit and bag

One of the things that attracted me to start shopping at FurtaCor and then also blogging for them is that they remind me a little of LaVien.  FurtaCor make their clothing to cater for the standard avatar in mesh sizes as well as compatible with Slink, Maitreya, Belleza and Tonic mesh bodies.

The Loise set (above) comes with a hud, which contains a choice of 24 fabrics for the top, 6 denim fabrics for the jeans, 11 choices of belts, 6 colours for both the bag and shoes.  Unfortunately you cannot see the shoes in the photos above, so I will show them later in this blog.

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Debora set

The Debora set comprises this stunning swimsuit and beach bag.  The hud contains 30 texture choices for the swimsuit and 10 different colours for the beach bag.  You can change the straps on the swimsuit as well as the texture for the main parts and the swimsuit is compatible a variety of mesh bodies, as mentioned for the Loise set, plus a few more.  You can purchase clothing from FurtaCor at their in world store, which has recently moved (please see link below) or on the SL marketplace.

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Bell dress with shoes from the Loise set

I complete today’s blog by showing you the gorgeous Bell dress, together with the fabulous shoes from the Loise set (above).  The Bell dress is so pretty and perfect for spring/summer.  Again there is a hud, this time with 15 choices for the dress, 13 for the dress straps and 4 choices of mesh overlay for the skirt, so you can mix and match to suit any occasion or whatever takes your fancy.

That is all for now, however I will bring you lots more from FurtaCor very soon.  In the meantime, I have included styling for this blog on my Flickr page and please also remember when out shopping for new items, please try the demos first, which are also available.  Have a great day. Until next time …

Link – FurtaCor inworld store

Link – FurtaCor on marketplace

Link – Piper’s Flickr page

 

 

 

Tompouce

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 17, 2017

Hello dear readers and a Happy Easter 2017 to you all.  Today I bring you just a very quick piece of writing a couple of photos, but I felt that I just had to share with you the brand new Tompouce outfit from Sascha’s Designs which is currently available at the April round of the Swank event in SL.

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This outfit comprises a gorgeous magenta shift dress, peach over coat, magenta rimmed sunglasses and magenta court shoes to complete the look.

The shift dress and coat are mesh and the shoes are compatible with Slink high feet.

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Flattering, chic, sexy and perfect for spring are just some of the words best used to describe this stunning outfit, so while this is available at Swank, go treat yourself for Easter ladies.  You deserve it.

I have completed my look with pearl earrings which are also available at the Swank event from Heartsdale Jewelery and hair from En Vogue.

Have a good Easter.  Until next time …

Miss TWA 2017

Posted in Contests,High Fashion by Piper Hanriot on April 16, 2017

Questions: Do you like wearing medieval and fantasy clothing in SL?  Do you enjoy styling looks for these genres of clothing?  Do you love taking photos of your created looks in SL and posting them in Flickr or other social communities for others to see?  Would you like to be an embassador for The White Armory and Silvan Moon Designs?

If you answered yes to either some or even all of these questions, then please keep reading, as this may be of interest to you.

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Styling spring looks for TWA and SMD

On Monday 01 May this year’s Miss TWA model search will begin.  Unfortunately I cannot share any spoilers with you as that would ruin the surprise, however since our last official Miss TWA contest in 2015, The White Armory has teamed up with Silvan Moon Designs, so this year’s contest promises to be a collaboration of creative styles showing the amazing work of these two brilliant designers.

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Lady Rhapsody gown in heather

For those ladies in SL who are interested in taking part in this prestigious event, here are a couple of ‘tick box’ checks to consider before the contest begins.

  • Please ensure that you are a member of The White Armory group in SL;
  • Please ensure that the name of The White Armory is visible in your SL profile;
  • Please ensure that your avatar has been in SL for at least 1 year.

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The Light of Sarin gown in rose

With the above three boxes ticked, you can relax and wait for further notices and blogs relating to this year’s Miss TWA event.  One thing I can share with you is that this event continues for approximately 2-3 months before a winner is declared.  We do not like to rush things at TWA and SMD, as we believe that quality of an artist’s work is very important.

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Indira’s Light gown in mint

You will also notice in this blog that I have put together a few styled looks with some of the recent releases from Silvan Moon Designs, so if you like these and or know that you can create something even better for Miss TWA 2017, then once the contest opens on 01 May, I will look forward to seeing you enter the contest.

In the meantime, I wish you a happy Easter and hope you have fun, whatever you are doing this weekend.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2017 at Sascha’s Designs

Posted in High Fashion,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 16, 2017

This April Sascha’s Designs are skipping into Spring with some wonderful mesh hud dresses and an awesome new outfit with multiple wearable combinations.

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Loveable mesh dress – hud 2

The Loveable hud dress was released in March this year.  This sassy dress is available in two different hud versions, print of plain. This is a mesh dress and comes in the standard mesh sizes.  An alpha layer is also included.  Of course because it is spring, I decided to splash on some colour.

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Kiki mesh dress – hud 2

Also recently released at Sascha’s Designs is the fabulous Kiki hud dress.  Sascha has released three different hud combinations for this gorgeous dress, each containing one block colour dress and four different stunning spring print textures.  These dresses are perfect for either day or evening.

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Blitz pant set in white

I admit that I do not have much in the way of information about the new Blitz outfit from Sascha’s Designs, as this is an exclusive sneak peek!  I love blogging exclusives lol  I can however say that this mesh outfit is a must for the spring/summer this year.

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I decided to show you all of the items from this set, which comprises one pair of mesh pants, three different tops (see in the photos) and a long coat.

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As with a lot of Sascha’s pants outfits, this one is so chic and very sophisticated, perfect for those Parisian walks in the park and summer lunches out with friends.  This set is also a great holiday set, as you certainly cannot beat showing off your tan in classic cool white.  Look out for this set, which Sascha will be releasing very soon!

For these items, as well as many other wonderful women’s apparel, please visit Sascha’s Designs in SL or feel free to peruse her wares on the SL marketplace.  Until next time …

Step into Spring

Posted in Hair,High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 9, 2017

In this blog, I am featuring a whole host of different designers in SL and showing you not only clothing, but shoes and hair as well.  I have put together a few spring looks, so I hope you like them.

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Gown from Albino Peacock at the Designer Showcase

Yesterday I visited the Designer Showcase to see what delights they had in store for April and one of the items that caught my eye was the Ariel gown from Albino Peacock.  The Ariel gown is compatible with various mesh bodies and is available in a choice of six different spring colours.

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Gingham tie shirt from Carrie’s Lingerie and Aretha shorts from WellMade.  Sakura hair group gift from Argrace

Carrie’s Lingerie recently released a variety of new separates called Jodie to include shirts, denim shorts, denim skirt, halter tops, bra tops, leggings, a dress, lingerie, spring nail varnish, make up, shoes and even some men’s boxer shorts.

Each of these items come with a hud so that you can change the colour of the item of clothing.  I highly recommend a visit to Carrie’s Lingerie so that you can see the whole collection.  Believe me when I say that I was stuck for what to choose.

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Estela outfit from FurtaCor and Feather tattoo from Ivy’s Shop

A designer who has recently caught my eye in SL is FurtaCor who have some very cool and sassy clothing.  I also love their variety of outfits that feature logo t-shirts, which is always fun.  I have chosen to show you the Estela outfit, which comprises t-shirt, shorts and boots.  The box also contains two huds, one for the t-shirt and boots and the other for the shorts and belt.  There are lots of ways to mix and match this outfit and there are a variety of different logo’s for the t-shirt to choose depending on your mood.  Wonder Woman was my favourite TV show as a child, so of course I had to pay homage to her by choosing this logo.  FurtaCor have a store in-world and also on the SL marketplace.

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I have completed this look with a fabulous feather tattoo from Ivy’s Shop on the SL marketplace.  The box comprises a tattoo for the Belleza body and also an Omega applier.  I am not a great one for tattoo’s however I quite like this one.  I might wear a few more tattoo’s as we roll into the summer.

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Breeanya dress and Iconic doll shoes from Blueberry and Della jewellery set from Lazuri

Finally,  after paying a visit to one of my recently new favourite clothing stores, Blueberry, I saw that they had released a stunning new dress, which I then also saw on Strawberry Singh’s recent blog also.  In Strawberry’s blog she showed the Breeanya dress and Iconic doll shoes in gold, however I decided to go for silver and I completed the look with Della jewellery from Lazuri and hair from Argrace.

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Wakana hair from Argrace

The Iconic doll shoes are available in the Blueberry store and are part of other items that you can receive in the gacha.  The Breeanya dress is brand new from Blueberry and is available in a rainbow of colours. There are also a couple of different fatpack varieties to choose as well.  Each box contains this stunning dress in a sheer version, a transparent version and an opaque version, all compatible with Belleza, Isis, Freya, Maitreya, Slink and Hourglass sizes.

Well dear readers, I have had fun creating these looks and will bring you more spring looks soon.  For more details on my styling for this blog, please feel free to visit my Flickr page link here.  Happy shopping.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

Bento Bento

Posted in Poses,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 8, 2017

Readers and followers, welcome to my Bento blog.  Finally! I hear you say.  This week I read a blog posted by a lady whom I follow, the fabulous Strawberry Singh, where she featured the new bento update from Maitreya.  Hooray! I cried out.  I then logged into SL and Onyx LeShelle from Maitreya had sent me the updated version for my Maitreya Lara mesh body.

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Bento hands from Maitreya  for Lara mesh body and hand poses from Pink Hustler

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I was so excited to try out the updated mesh body with the bento hands, however I then realised that I had not yet updated my viewer to enable me to see this exciting new technology.  So I logged out of SL and then proceeded with a clean reinstall to update my viewer to the newest version.  I then logged back into SL and attached my bento hands.  The hud for the Maitreya Lara mesh body has been updated with two extra nail choices, as well as hand poses and gestures.  The classic hands are also in the box if you do not wish to use the bento hands.  Now to try them out with some hand poses.

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More hand poses from Pink Hustler

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In her blog, Strawberry recommended four different animation designers for hand poses.  I decided to pick one from her list and try them out, so I chose Pink Hustler.  It is recommended that you try the demos first, which are available in the store, but not only for these poses, but for any bento hand poses, as some do require you to change your shape so that you can achieve and see the desired effect.  It is all trial and error and I admit that I had lots of fun trying these out.

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I also mixed things up a little by using a couple of the pose stances from Pink Hustler and then  chose a gesture from my Maitreya hud to show you as well, so ‘rock n roll’ folks, I love my new bento hands.

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That pretty much wraps things up for this blog, however as more animation designers release new poses for bento hands, I will bring you more in the future.  It is going to be a busy weekend for me, so ‘More coffee?  Yes please’.

For more information and to see my styling for this blog, please feel free to take a look at my Flickr page link here 

Wishing you all a good weekend.  Until next time …

 

 

Antonia from Amara Beauty

Posted in Skins,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 1, 2017

Last weekend I posted a new skin from Amara Beauty which is compatible for the Lelutka mesh head and this weekend I am going to share with you another new skin from Amara Beauty which is compatible for the Catwa mesh head, the Antonia.  The Antonia skin is currently available at the Skin Fair in Second Life.

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Life’s a beach as they say and I always find when blogging new skins in SL that they look best when wearing either beach wear or lingerie.  In the blog you will also noticed that I have posted four photos this time, showing just a handful of the different skin tones.

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Antonia skin in tone 06

The new Amara Beauty skins are available in twelve different tones.  For the mesh body appliers remember to wear an Omega hud.  Then when you attach the skin hud you will be able to select the applier for your mesh body (Maitreya, Belleza or Slink).

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Antonia skin tone 09

As well as mesh body and the Catwa mesh head applier for the Antonia skin, Shantia has also created some fabulous new lipsticks for this skin as well.  There are ten lipstick sets, which you can purchase either individually or you can purchase the fatpack.

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Antonia skin tone 12

As with all skins and skin tones, I highly recommend you try the demo first, which is lots of fun in itself and is also useful, as I found when I was creating the photos for this blog I had a problem with the tone between the body and head not quite meeting. For this solution, Shantia advises that on your mesh body hud, you turn the neck blend off.  Voila! it worked.  Thank you Shantia.

If you do not get a chance to visit the Skin Fair, then do not worry, the Antonia skin will be available at the Amara Beauty main store in SL soon after, but don’t wait until then, as there are lots more amazing skins currently at the main store.  I have my eye on a new skin already.

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Have a good weekend everyone.  Until next time …

 

 

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