The 24 Squared September 5th through 13th!

The Subtle Light

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

No shadows today as the last server codes seem to conflict with my graphics card (only in SL  – hence I am blaming the codes). And you know what? It is letting me appreciate how glorious things can be without them.

In this photo:

The new  divine bolero jacket from ISON for COLLABOR88.
The new Ammunition Necklace from 22769 for ~ [accessories]

Previous kirsty top and cigarette trousers releases from BAIASTICE.
Books from {theosophy}
Neoteric house by Trompe Loeil

Hair by DURA (nla)
Poses by: aDORKable

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Shades of Green

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

 

It is a gorgeous late summer morning, both inworld and outworld (is that at term?).

Out for COLLABOR 88 from ISON, the divine dress in many lovely colors; amazingly I picked the brightest! A great jacket and detailed corset make up the trio of newness.

I made a quick trip over to the venue. Long after the opening bell days, it is still crowded.

There is plenty to see with many extra designers this round. A couple of folks had empty stalls, but shopping goodness abounds.

Hair: by Vanity Hair – Girls on Film 3

Bracelet :22769 ~ [accessories] Fishscale Bracelet Silver

Poses by: flowey and Vista Animations

A big box of goodies came my way Wednesday morn, lots and lots of beautifully made and nicely presented glasses. I chose one of the retro styles for this pairing as the ISON dress which I was already wearing had a bit of Deco falvor — for me at least.

These come with an easy to use, visual hud and there are many, many shapes and styles so there is bound to be something that fits your personality.

Some are unisex.

The maker? Well good little slueths will see from the photo it is Meva.

There are so many lovely things on the grid these days; we are very spoiled!

Let’s enjoy that part of the equation.

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Venues Venues

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

Second Life goes through marketing fads, anyone around for a long time can see the signs. When I was a babe grid wide hunts were the new thing. Then, back in 2007, if you got in the Vain hunt it was a big deal. The big hunts didn’t come around that often and they were hugely popular. I did very well back then and I was selling texture clothing (well, that’s what we had) which has never been my strong suit.

Hunts lasted a long while. Then the good hunts started costing money (I personally like that) and some others charged fees just to play (not so much) and now — for me anyway — hunts are not worth doing.

Now we have VENUES. They too have been around a long time but this last year they have gone into geometric progression status. I like venues, primarily because they usually have interesting builds or themes or great content creators — sometimes all three!

The post is brought to you by the Letter V for VENUE!

* Some very nice hair from MINA, FEMKE V2 for  the Cosmopolitan  Sales Room

* A cute shorts set with various patterned tops by hud from DUCKNIPPLE at District 5.

* This darling home away from home from Sway’s at TLC’s Route 66 themed event. This is the naturals version; a boho choice is available. LOW land impact and good LODs (impressive).

Poses by: aDORKable

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Night Moves

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

Need a little dra-ma in your life? The good kind I mean.

Find this new release Petal Dress out from BAIASTICE at TLC event.

And what does this sophisticated dress have to do with Route 66?  Well the road starts in LA and ends in Chicago. And you thought it was just farm country and bikers!  *wink*.

There are of course plenty of more sedate solids to be found — sans zebra print. 

Poses by: Orc Inc

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Harvest

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

Fall is in the air in my corner of the globe. Though mid August, a few leaves are starting to fall and the feel of the air is definitely a reminder that with an early Spring often comes an early Fall. Since the end of the growing season is my favorite season, that’s OK with me. Still, Mother Nature is definitely turning things cattywampus these days.

Out from 22769 ~ [bauwerk], the Water Tower Hangout for TLC’s The Garden – Route66 theme. It comes large at 30 land impact or just the top for 10. I wanted it for vista on the half sim country road; I split the difference by sizing the large version down a bit (now 19 li). Since I found some very primmy grasses (18 prims!) and took them down along with the old water tower, I actually saved 10 prims. Such a crafty gal.

Now I know not EVERYONE needs a water tower, but if you have a farm or a city or a roll play area — what a great niche product. There are furnishings that can be purchased and on the large version you can click on the ladder and rez a prim that let’s you climb up. OR you can be lazy like me and just double click – LOL.

And now I am off to see what else might be at the event.

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At Home

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

This post – packed with newness – was shot where I used to live. Nowadays I hang out on my building pad most days. Still I have a great fondness for this abode, the 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Little Warehouse Skybox. It has changed over time, new decor replacing old, some pieces still around as I cannot bare to let go.

There are lots of really lovely (and one that looks like great fun and I can’t wait to try out and show you) releases from the 22769 guys.

At La Metallique Fair by L’ Accessories you can find some striking things including this Balls Necklace and Fish scale Bracelet (those scales are actual by the way, not a texture). These also come in gold.

My hair is a new release from Vanity Hair, Crazy in Love. (As I side note I am very glad the hair designations are happier these days *wink*.)  Many colors by huds and two sizes help you get your perfect look.

Now I am not trying to show off my “bum” as my surrogate mom used to say, I just want you to notice the detailing in these great jeans.

The CARGO Runway Jeans come in gray, blue and black. Beautifully rendered, they have staying power — and I like that!  These are bigger in the hip area than would normally fit my boyish figure, so you more normal sized gals are in luck. OH, there are versions for the guys too that come in the same pack! I haven’t tried those but I have some friends that will certainly be looking at them.

Love the basics!

Poses by: Vista Animations, LAP [nla]

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Friday!

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

I almost always check the Fifty Linden Friday goodies. Now and then the day gets away from me and I remember just before shutting down the computer. That works too since you have a WHOLE SL day and night to pick up some great releases.

This week from Second Spaces,  Life’s a Bench which comes in grayscale (shown) as well as a colorful version. 4 LI with all these goodies, 1 LI for the empty stacked shelves suitable for collector s and gacha fanatics *wink*.

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Mid Summer

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

It is the middle of those lazy days for many of us. Triple digit temps are predicted for the typist today. Time for a little break.

In this goin’ fishin’ photo.

*LaRoo boot – find this and the rest of the stock on sale at DEEPLY discounted prices. A great time to pick up some boots or for those of you not in the Slink feet camp, some heels with color matching huds. This is a rebranding sale of sorts.

* Cheeky Pea Castaway Fishing Pail, one of the many themed items to be found at the Fantasy Gacha (adult).  I did the tour there early this morning, crashing my computer even though it wasn’t too crowded at that hour.

TURN DOWN YOUR DRAW DISTANCE before you go!  Dressing in textures only (everyone was pretty much naked amidst non-attached items anyway) would be a good plan.

Lots of great things to try for.

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Come Inside

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

Two great — and very posh — releases are out for COLLABOR88. The Baiastice Calypso dress come in many lovely colors, features a revealing back view, long flowing skirt — and an option of fabric in the breast area. Watch for that – LOL.  The more revealing model would be great in role play, but I opted for the sedate version to show off …

the new Brooklyn Carriage House from Trompe Loeil. 179 land impact units of material enhanced details, it features many interior touches as well.

Along with exposed pipes and bolted open riser industrial stairs, there is a fireplace with on-off candles and this upstairs view window in the open loft.

The city never had a prettier frame.

Hair by EMO-tions
Earrings: nla

Pose by: oOo Studio

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Peaceful Meditation

Original post @ Chic at Phil’s Place.

Serenity.
A lovely feeling.

For the Fantasy Gacha Carnival (opens the 8th) from Sway’s — the [Ren] Zen garden. Twelve pieces in all with most shown here.

This is a great set. All low land impact and modular (and mod). My favorite pieces are the bamboo fencing and the floating greenery. The base (the one rare item in the set) measures 10 x 10 meters and includes an animated pond.

My outfit of the morn hales form SLC –  the SLC Mesh Bandana Summer Top comes in many colors and is a wonderful basic for those last hot days of summer. In black satin it could be a naughty little clubbing top.  The Mesh Womens Summer Shorts are available in plain colors also.

House by Trompe Loeil – Seaside Cottage

Hair by Discord Designs – Nisha
Poses by: rock, Beehive, Diesel Works

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