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

Southwestern Flair

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The Liaison Collaborative has a definite Southwestern flavour with this month’s Dreamweaver theme. The home & garden offerings are full of rich textures and lovely detail. From furniture to rugs and wall hangings, decorative items and a gorgeous pergola, it’s all there.

Something for everyone, in other words, to create your own Southwestern flair.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30th:
*Build: unKindness uK – Our Little Oasis 1 by Jamie Rozenberg
*Stones/container: Industry 7 _i7_empowerment stones by Poe Cross
*Feathers: Industry 7 _i7_feather on the wall_2 and _i7_feather on the wall_1 by Poe Cross
*Incense burner: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Incense Burner Wood by Paco Pooley
*Candles: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Plate with Candles by Paco Pooley
*Table: Fiasco – Southwest Table by EllisDi
*Cushion: Kalopsia – Cozy Floor Cushion – Chocolate by Shawnesee Offcourse
*Bee Designs (gacha prizes at TLC) by Bee Caudron
*Sofa: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Sofa 2 RARE
*Rug: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Leather Rug
*Stool: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Stool 6 RARE
*Ottoman: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Ottoman 2
*Vases: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Pair of vases 2 and .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Vase 2
*Ladder: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Ladder 2
*Wall art: .:Bee Designs:. Southwestern Gacha Kokopelli

Grass: [we’re CLOSED] grass field dry by Wendy Xeno
*Cactus: Cleo Design cactus by Cleom Bailey

Urban Haven

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If you are a fan of an urban theme, or just in the mood to create an urban haven, you’re in luck right now in Second Life! The theme for The Liaison Collaborative May round is “Urban Jungle” and there are loads of great edgy items to pick up. From the gachas from [Toiz] to the regular purchases from [Fetch], 22769 ~ [bauwerk], Industry 7 and unKindness, you have a plethora of choices of products and buying method. It is a round that you really can’t miss!

Also continuing the urban theme is, of course, 6 Republic, where you can populate your home or garden with more urban-ish things. [ keke ]‘s London set is, as always, beautifully crafted with a choice of a dark or light style and of course, a bit of tasteful bling. The pieces can be purchased separately, but DO splash out on all of them. They’re just lovely!

And while the theme for Collabor88 is “Americana,” the guitar props from {what next} are so versatile they can easily fit into an urban setting. The guitar case is my favourite, with a variety of print textures at a touch to announce your venue’s acts, or to simply make a statement in your own loft.

Go forth and shop. Your urban haven isn’t going to create itself.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

From The Liaison Collaborative (through May 30)
*Build: [Toiz] 7. balcony aprtment rare by marinestella (gacha prize)
*Partitions: [Toiz] 1. wood partition by marinestella (gacha prize)
*Magazines: [Toiz] 3. marine magazine by marinestella (gacha prize)
*Rug: [Fetch] Ary Bedroom – Rug by DistortedDreams
*Gears wall hanging: [Fetch] Ary Bedroom – Gears
*Floor planter: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Vipers bowstring hemp by Paco Pooley
*Table planter: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Succulent 2
*Floor lamps: Industry 7 _i7_(1) urban lamp warm, _i7_(2) urban lamp warm, _i7_(3) urban lamp warm, _i7_(4) urban lamp warm & _i7_(5) urban lamp warm by Poe Rozenberg
*Wall hangings: unKindness uK- Urban Tapestry.One & uK- Urban Tapestry.Two by Jamie Rozenberg

From 6 Republic May 6-20:
*Chair: [ keke ] london chair black by Kean Kelly
*Table: [ keke ] london sofa table black by Kean Kelly
*Lighted star: [ keke ] london dots – cava by Kean Kelly
*London art: [ keke ] london wall art – black by Kean Kelly
Hanging lamps: Glam Affair GA – Queens – Hanging Lamps Silver by Amberly Boccaccio (gacha prize)
Wheel: Glam Affair GA – Queens – Rusted Wheel Big by Amberly Boccaccio (gacha prize)

*Hanging guitar: {what next} Hanging Guitar (Black) by FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 May 2016)
*Guitar stand: {what next} Guitar Case Sign by FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 May 2016)
Film canisters: Distorted Dreams .::DD::. LCA Reels COMMON by Epic Maidstone (gacha prize)
Slate: Distorted Dreams .::DD::. LCA Slate COMMON by Epic Maidstone (gacha prize)
Megaphone: Distorted Dreams .::DD::. LCA Shouting Cone COMMON by Epic Maidstone (gacha prize)
Books: Soy. Covered books with vinyl by Soyoy
Wings: Me Sew Sexy *MSS* Fallen Angels Wings Red by Jaylen Oh (gacha prize)