Lu Is Back!

After a hiatus from creating in Second Life, Luana Dawg is back with her brand, Kuro. I have missed Lu’s quirky style and I am thrilled to see she has returned with a rebuild of her Microapartment. It is a cozy, two-room build with lovely detail. I am hoping this is just the first of many great things to come.

[ keke ] also has released recolours of her Gustavian console table and the lovely refurbished spring drawer, which was originally found in the February Deco(c)rate subscription box. They work well together or of course, on their own. They are available at her main store, along with a lot of the other things you can see in the photo, so do a little browsing when you stop in to pick up these goodies. In addition, she has created the spring sprout set for the Mad Easter Egg Hunt. I haven’t done this hunt, but it is a collective hunt with more prizes released the more people play and find eggs. Check out the link for full details.

The Liaison Collaborative should be open by the time I publish this post. The theme of “Rainy Days” is perfect for April and there are loads of showery-themed pretties at the event, including these from Serenity Style and Sway’s. Stop by for your April gear, and don’t forget your umbrella!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
[ keke ] spring sprout 1
[ keke ] spring sprout 2
[ keke ] spring sprout 3 (all three are prizes in the Mad Easter Egg Hunt)

[ keke ] tea lights – big random
[ keke ] winter metal box dusk
[ keke ] rug 43 . delicate . grey
[ keke ] book of magic
[ keke ] glass art – grace
[ keke ] army oil bottle w berries
[ keke ] bottled roses heart – blush
[ keke ] metal box w thyme
[ keke ] standing bulb lamp white – maxi
[ keke ] gustavian console table – pewter (Recolour – now available at the mainstore)
[ keke ] refurbished spring drawer – pewter (Recolour – now available at the mainstore)
[ keke ] wild crocus white . many
[ keke ] flower circle – 1 LI – pink
[ keke ] flower circle – 1 LI – white

Apple Fall Loose Heart String w/ Scissors by warehousefifteendesigns
*Serenity Style– Rainy Day Books by Hanstrid Inshan (available at The Liaison Collaborative April 7-30)
*Serenity Style– Rainy Day Letters by Hanstrid Inshan (available at The Liaison Collaborative April 7-30)
*Agave, Eucalyptus and Rubber Tree: {what next} ‘House Plants – Set of 3 by Winter Thorn
*Sway’s [Andrea] Wall Art big . peace by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative April 7-30)
*Sway’s [Andrea] Wall Art big . translation by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative April 7-30)
*Kuro – Microapartment [Rebuilt] by Luana Dawg
*Sway’s [Andrea] Wall Art big . umbrella by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative April 7-30)
Concept} 11. Visual.Wall hats by Serab (gacha prize at Kustom9 through April 10)
Hayabusa Design Toona Sinensis Tree by Mitsuko Kytori (subscriber gift)
shine by [ZD] *OH MY GARDEN* Garden Shed RARE by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize at The Gacha Guardians, April 2017)
Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 by Alex Bader
KIDD GRASS*Bush*Dark Wild Meadow Medium by doP Kidd



Pouf: (n) a versatile piece of furniture that can be used as a seat, a footstool or a table.

I made that up.

But seriously, whomever named this piece had to have a bit of a whimsical streak. I fully expected it to disappear from my inventory (“Poof!”), but thankfully, it didn’t. From Soy. found at the January round of The Liaison Collaborative, it is a must-have for decorating. I can see this equally at home in the bedroom or even a large bathroom, as well as the living area I set up with loads of lovely things from the January Deco(c)rate and gacha prizes from Kustom9.

It is a wonderful piece to help create your own sanctuary.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Soy. Powpon Pouf w/ texture changer by Soyoy (available at The Liaison Collaborative through January 30)

From Deco(c)rate January 2017:
Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table by Elle Kirshner
Stockholm&Lima: Little Victorian Sitting Bench by Surrealia Anatine
Ariskea[Frozen] Magic Frozen Roses by Diaxm
Ariskea[Frozen] LightFrame by Diaxm
.:revival:. elegant rug by Momentous

Gacha prizes from Kustom9 through February 7:
Concept} 02. The Bird House. Sofa Adult. RARE by Serab
Concept} 05. The Bird House. Frame by Serab
Concept} 05. The Bird House. Books by Serab
Concept} 03. The Bird House. Table by Serab
Concept} 06. The Bird House. Candles A by Serab
Concept} 06. The Bird House. Candles B by Serab
:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {4} by qo0op
:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {2} by qo0op

shine by [ZD] *Winter Sparkles* Fairydust by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize)
shine by [ZD] *Winter Sparkles* Candle Bucket by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize)
shine by [ZD] *Winter Sparkles* Deer white by Cecilia Blachere (gacha prize)
Pewpew! Architect Villa Sketch Papers by Ramadiez Carter (gacha prize)
Apple Fall AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)

Lilies & Memories

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I had planned to blog the beautiful lilies from [ keke ] and the lovely photo frames from {what next} over a week ago, but I wasn’t happy with the photos I shot. I typically don’t like to reshoot H&G pictures, because it takes me so long to set up the shots, and time has been in short supply for me lately. However, this hairstyle and dress were just begging for romantic, nostalgic treatment so I decided to scrap the old picture that was sitting in my blog draft and take those lilies and frames in a different direction. I’m glad I did.

The Lilies Galore pack from [ keke ] is available at the July round of The Forest. This is a brand new event that is completely different. You join the in-world group and then you go to the event and collect all of the products from the vendors there. The cost to join is L$1000 and this month there are 19 participating designers, so that works out to just over $52 Lindens each. All of the details are found on the blog (linked above).

Before you jump into the group, do please check out the shopping guide. Several of the products are mesh body/applier specific, so if you don’t use the included bodies/parts, you will need to weigh up the value of the remaining items to determine if this way of shopping is of value to you. You can join the group at any time during the event and then will be ejected when the round is over, so you can the decide each round if you want to participate. You can also visit the event and look over the items personally before joining the group. There is even a group inviter when you land, so you can join while shopping. There is an additional free group you can join to keep you updated on when each round opens. You can join it by copying this key into local chat in world and clicking the link: secondlife:///app/group/c17ffe95-9dbe-1f98-bc06-7b407865cd19/about

The frames from {what next} are such versatile decor items. You not only have a choice of frame colour, you add your own photos, so they will capture your own personal memories. There are even full-perm templates of the photo sizes so you can export them and use them to resize your own pictures to fit perfectly, if you choose. They are available at Collabor88 through August 6th.

I can’t fail to mention the pretty hat and hair from .:EMO-tions:. for Hair Fair 2016. The set even includes the necklace and earrings I am wearing! The hat has three pre-defined textures, but I chose to recolour the straw-coloured hue to match my dress. The dress I bought…*Just BECAUSE*.

This is my oasis of lilies and memories.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Giselle Gown w/ Lace – Blush – Lara by Annie Melson
Hat/hair/necklace/earrings: .:EMO-tions:. * MAXI * by Mirja Mills (available at Hair Fair 2016)
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

Sofa/pose: Concept} 02. Malfitana.SOFA . ADULT- RARE by Serab (gacha prize at Kustom9 July 2016)
Curtain: Concept} 09. Malfitana.CURTAIN 02 by Serab (gacha prize at Kustom9 July 2016)
*Lilies: [ keke ] wild lilies – galore by Kean Kelly (five colours, two sizes, available at The Forest July 11-25)
*Photo frames: {what next} Photo Frames 2 & 3 by FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 July 2016)
Books: Knick Knacks ::KKs:: pure vintage – french books (gacha prize)
Tree: Hayabusa Design OPTSB Three Trunks M16-5 v1-2-1G by Mitsuko Kytori (subscriber gift)
Grass: [we’re CLOSED] grass field lush by Wendy Xeno
*Gazebo: unKindness uK – Garden Arch Gazebo v1 – Winter by Jamie Rozenberg

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet