Today is National Donut Day

Pug Cafe

Today, June 5th, is National Donut Day in the United States. Free donuts were given out at Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Several references were made to Homer Simpson and his love of the donut. We have donuts to celebrate this day right here in Second Life. From the current round of The Arcade is Birdy’s Pug Cafe. This gacha is L$75 per play. One of the commons in this gacha is a pug in a donut, and that is just too cute to not show off. Most of the pugs can be held or rezzed. The display case is free from the Arcade. Just click on the sign next to Birdy’s gacha machine. You’ll also find some free pug gifts at The Foxes store on the mainstore sim. No group needed to get those either!

The Arcade
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold-  Donut
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cupcake
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cinni
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Sushi
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Bags
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Sleepy Bed Pug
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Shelving & Bread 1 & 2
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Big Menu Board
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Display Cabinet – Gift
12.erratic / lsm – coffee press
O.M.E.N – The Long Ride – Bear Burger

Apple Fall Jute Natural Rug

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Flat out Love

ANE Anya Flats

New Ane Anya Flats for Uber in eight color choices.

ANE has new flats in an array of colors at the Uber event this month. The flats have a cute heart shape design on the top of the foot. Each shoe has a detailed pattern on the toe area. There are eight vibrant colors in all to choose from. The theme of Uber for this month is Spice. You can see from the Uber website, or from visiting the event, that many of the creators have gone with an India style design. The Anya Flats are available for Maitreya and Slink feet.

!bang stand 490 @ Shiny Shabby
ANE Anya Flats @ Uber

SLURLS
Maitreya Lara Body v3.3
ISON – rug 2 (tag gacha)
Apple Fall Plan Chest

Just Peachy

Just Peachy

!bang has just turned 5 years old. I am really happy for Luna Jubilee. She once had her main store on my sim for several years before moving to her own. You can find these great poses at the current Shiny Shabby event. There are 5 poses plus their mirrors in the package. I think these fun poses would also be great for showing off jewelry in advertisements. Especially if you wore hair that was tucked behind the ear and also not covering up the chest area.

The Piece of Heart Necklace was made by ANE, and it comes in several color choices. You’ll find it at The Chapter Four in the buy one get two section. I couldn’t wait to get this dress from GizzA. This is in the under 100L area of the event. It is off the shoulder, casual, and so very pretty. There are four color choices to choose from. I was happy to pair the dress with my new Lacy Flats from Ingenue. I’m wearing them with the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body.

Pink Fuel recently updated and sent out a nice skin package to her group. Harley skin has always been one of my favorite Pink Fuel skins. I believe you can still get the updated skin if you join the in world group and visit the store for the gift.

!bang – stands 495-499 Shiny Shabby
GizzA – Scarlett Dress [Floral] The Chapter Four
ANE Piece of Heart Necklace Golden / White The Chapter Four
Ingenue :: Lacy Flats (Maitreya) :: Citrus Collabor88

Staples SLURLS
IKON Charm Eyes – Brown Group Gift
TRUTH HAIR Bijou 2
[Pink Fuel] Harley V2 Crystal Skin – updated Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
StrawberrySingh.com – Eyelash -1

Apple Fall Exclusive Bed

Apple Exclusive Bed

I was so happy to hear that Apple Fall was the guest on The Gacha Show. He is one of my favorite designers in Second Life. The interviewer and audience had great questions for Apple. The chat log will appear on The Gacha Show blog when it is prepared. The show was informative and quite entertaining. Apple announced that his store will be moving to it’s own sim. The funniest thing that Apple said was his answer to Luke Templar about where Apple Fall goes for sex. To which Apple replied, “apple doesn’t go for sex, sex comes to Apple. and that’s all you need to know for now.” The audience was rolling.

What I really want to talk about is the exclusive gift. Most always the guest brings a gift for the audience. Apple Fall made this really great animated antique daybed. There are ink stains on the quilt, and the book is signed by Apple. Being a no copy and exclusive gift makes this bed worth a billion to me.

Apple Fall has an in world group that has just surprisingly reached 4,000 members. Probably so low due to the prior lack of announcements. You can join now for free and get the newest group gift from the store. This great Lemon Whip Drizzle cake and bucket of lemonade drinks. You were expecting apple pie? That is a whole other gacha.

Apple Lemonade

Apple Fall is currently located here, but as I mentioned previously, the store will be moving.

Apple Fall Antique Daybed (Gacha Show Gift)
Apple Fall Bistro Planter (gacha)
Apple Fall Blanket Curio (gacha)
Apple Fall Roses Jug (gacha)
Apple Fall Reading Pile (gacha)
Apple Fall & An Lar Toile Chair (Cream) (gacha)
Apple Fall Patchwork Rug (gacha)
Apple Fall Pug Ceramic Decor
Apple Fall Charlotte Cabinet
Apple Fall: Carnaby Row Store

Apple Fall Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake (group gift)
Apple Fall Lemonade Bucket (group gift)
dust bunny . tea pot . color change (gacha)
dust bunny . small spaces kitchen
(iTuTu) kitchen counter
{what next} Cafe Kitchen 1- Coffee (gacha)
8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe – Menu Boards (gacha)
8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe – Espresso Cups Set (gacha)
8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe – Tea Cups Set (gacha)
8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe – Cupboard (gacha)
tres blah– Soiree – Lemonade RARE

Muted

Mutresse

So many great releases are at FaMESHed this month. I had a hard time deciding on which outfits to purchase. The Mustresse Krista Dress won me over because of the color changing hud. Everything about it is color change. The buttons, the top, the skirt, the belt, the back, everything. The only problem that I had with this dress and my Maitreya body is that a spot shows on the right clavicle area. It is not a “made for Maitreya” dress, but is a fitted mesh dress. It should work well with the standard SL avatar. I did try one size up and there was still a small spot, but the dress looked too big. Still, I bought it for the amazing color changes, and I do love it. This is the third anniversary of FaMESHed and most of the participants have put out gifts for you. There are a lot of gifts! Continue reading Muted

Blondie

blondie framed
KoKoLoRes Pose

I went out and found a couple of new poses to work with taking pictures of yourself wearing jewelry. This is to show the jewelry off better in images if you were a jeweler. Mostly used for ad work, but also good if you are blogging jewelry. Pose fair opened on April 11th. I picked out two poses that would work good with showing jewelry. One from Kokolores and another from Kirin. You can see in the pictures how they’d work well. I also love the attitude shown from the body language in the Kirin pack.

Blondie
Kirin Pose

The dress is from Stellar at the !nterlude event. The designers were to listen to a song list as inspiration. Lexi chose Blondie – Heart of Glass. I love everything about this dress, and even though it isn’t made for the Maitreya Lara Body it worked well with it. I’ve always admired Lexi’s designs, but this is my first time purchasing one. ❤

Blondie

To match the dress I went to Flair and found this perfect Maitreya Body nail polish applier. There are several colors in the hud, I chose the brown and yellow fingernail polish to go with this outfit. The toenail polish in this pack only only comes in solid colors.

My blonde hair was picked up at The Seasons Story. Oleander is another “new to me” designer. I love the hairstyle and the blondes texture pack. I do wish that the script could be deleted out of the hair.

The cute shoes are from Ingenue at Collabor88. In the pack are Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya fit shoes. I like the big bow with studs on the top. Betty always makes the perfect shoe.

In keeping with trying out new designers; I found these bracelets at The Dressing Room FUSION. I haven’t shopped there in a really long time. The Cannes Bracelets that I have on are by YS&YS. It has a hud for resizing, and there is no removal of the scripts.

The earrings and necklace are both from ANE. They are from different releases, but go well together. I lean more towards simple jewelry, but I do love the chunky earrings worn here. The Yummy ring is from an older gacha that is still available at her main store location in Tableau.

I could not find a script removal in any of the scripted products. This is something that perhaps designers could look into. SecondLife is laggy enough without us wearing several scripted products.

Kirin – Kimi Pose Pack L$90 Pose Fair
[KoKoLoReS] Portrait me – pose 001 mirror L$35 for the single and L$195 pose pack with mirrors Pose Fair
!Oleander ~ Larkin. Blonde Tones L$250 The Seasons Story
Moon. Hair. // Tourniquet L$375 Variety Pack Uber (blogged here)
YS&YS Cannes bracelets L$50 The Dressing Room FUSION
[Stellar] Divine Dress green L$325 !nterlude
Ingenue :: Christine Heels (Maitreya) :: Latte L$188 Collabor88
Flair – Maitreya Nail Appliers – Set 5 L$160
ANE Botanical Necklace in PALE GOLD
ANE Creeper Earrings Pale Gold
(Yummy) Birthstone Ring – October – Opal

Staples: slurls
-Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ] 06 F
Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor

Jewelry Trip

Jewelry Trip(click to see full detail on flickr)

I am going to try and focus at least once or twice a month on jewelry. I would hope that I know a thing or two about jewelry in SecondLife since I made it for over 10 years. Finding hair and poses that show off your jewelry can be hard. It is great when you can find a hair that shows off the ears for your earrings, and doesn’t cover up too much of the chest where your necklace lies. I’ll try and help you find ones that work.

The three mesh necklaces in this post are from ANE. The first necklace is The Fool necklace found at the Tarot event. This piece is a little edgy with the spikes. In the middle, the Moth Wings Let it Go necklace can be worn with the words or just with all moth wings. Very pretty and easy to wear with most anything. My favorite of the three is the Botanical necklace. I really love delicate necklaces and wear them in real life. This is also more the style that I stuck to when I made jewelry.

For these shots I used !bang poses 475-479 pack, which can be found at the Shiny Shabby event. The poses I chose for the shots have the model standing upright with a slight turn to the left and the right.

I have never worn Moon hair before, but I loved this one so much that I had to have it. This hairstyle is swept to one side allowing one of the ears to showcase your earrings, and it has ample room for the necklace on the chest. I bought this at Uber in the variety pack because I needed all of the colors.

The off the shoulder dress is from Tee*fy. A dress in this style works really well with necklaces that lay on your upper chest. The dress texture was too busy for the long necklace. The piece gets lost in the chevron print. I chose my Tres Blah Angora sweater to wear with that. Both the dress and the top are at Collabor88 for a few more days. Very few. You should be able to find them later at the mainstore, and you can find the locations on my slurls page.

Jewelry Trip (click to see full detail on flickr)

Because I also love to decorate! The rectangular framed pictures are from Trompe Loeil at FaMESHed. The rest of the decor is from Apple Fall. Caroline is getting ready to go on a trip. She has her map out for last minute planning, luggage packed, and is grabbing a quick bite of a muffin before hitting the subway.

FASHION
SLURLS Page
ANE Moth Wings Let it Go Necklace – We ❤ RP
ANE Botanical Necklace – Kustom 9
ANE The Fool Necklace – Tarot event
!bang – stands 475-479 – Shiny Shabby
Moon. Hair. // Tourniquet – Uber
Tee*fy Kira Off-Shoulder Dress – Classic – Collabor88
-tres blah- Angora Sweater – Powder Pink Collabor88
Ingenue – Laura Heels (Maitreya) :: Noir Collabor88
Rowne .Actress – Sunglass (Black) gacha
-tres blah- Kinley Skirt – Ombre (you can’t really see the whole skirt, but I’m wearing it. See it here.)
-Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ] 06 F
Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Princess Diamond Earrings

DECOR
SLURLS Page
Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art – FaMESHed
Apple Fall Eclectic Entry Fatpack – FaMESHed ( Verdant Oil Painting, Atelier Pendant Lamp, Books & Map, Coffee & Muffin, Plan Chest, Rug, Roses Box, and Leather Moccasins)
Apple Fall Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar The Liaison Collaborative
Trompe Loeil – Amelia Loveseat Leather Brown
Apple Fall Annan Sidetable, Banana Tree, Gilt Frame, and Monogram Luggage Bag