The Dog & Pony Show is now open, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for? There are some great new pets from Teegle—both horses and dogs—which I will take a look at soon, but in this post I am continuing with a mix of landscaping and some new coats. I am thinking I might setup a permanent horse farm on one of my sky landscapes. It is a bit tricky doing trails when you’re working with just mesh landscapes, but we’ll see where it lands.
The best event in Second Life for ponies and now also pooches is back! The big Teegle event of the year, now renamed to the Dog & Pony Show, opens on September 29th and it is jam-packed with coats, accessories and everything else your four-hoofed/pawed friends might need. Or yourself, in case you prefer being the horse to riding the horse! The event will run until October 23 and in addition to tons of cool new releases, it will feature a packed schedule of events and demonstrations. As well as, of course, the immensely popular One Of A Kind auctions.
I am thrilled to have the chance to blog this event and for my initial post, the teaser before the event opens, I went straight for the brand new riding arena from The Domineaux Effect in which I setup a small jumping course using the English Show Jump set from Simply Shelby. As my mount for the day I selected the Tennessee Walker and prettied him up with a new coat from the Cozy Den and added Polo Wraps from Cinnamon. The tack set is Cheval D’or’s Pinnacle Saddle Seat, a previous release.
We Love Role-Play remains open for two more days, until the 28 of September, so don’t miss the chance to check out all the great deals for this round. You will find new releases at 15% to 30% discounts, such as the lovely Cerridwen gown from Ruxy and the Butterfly Hennin by Grasshopper St. The gown is definitely more of a fantasy piece whereas the headgear is appropriately medieval. The ensemble gave me a reason to revisit my little Renaissance-inspired town, built with Del-ka Aedilis’s Medici Series of buildings. I also added a fountain from Hextraordinary to fill out the central square some.
“You. Step inside, and you will learn what the future holds for you. Surely you are not afraid to know?”
The current round of Chronicles & Legends, “the Oracle’s Oasis”, is all about fortune telling. Fantavatar & Moonstruck has two new releases out, Fancy Divinator Chair and the Book of Major Arcana. The chair includes 4 female and 2 male poses and the book can be clicked to flip through different cards from the major arcana. You also get the book stand without the book on it.
I used a previous release from F & M, the Medieval Country Tent, to make a fortune teller setup in the middle of the woods. I ended up using a separate sitting pose rather than the ones included in the Divinator chair since those did not work so well with the long, slit skirt of the sexy Coriane dress from Petrichor & Ersch. Also from Petrichor & Ersch is the Makri headdress with matching earrings and bindi. Since both the dress and the headdress featured pearls (whose colours I could match up with the included HUDs) I thought the two went very nicely together even though they weren’t made as a set.
Short Leash has a fun set called “Charm School” out at We Love Role-Play and it served as the inspiration for a school-themed setup. The set includes the globe, the inkwells and the candle and includes a HUD with texture options. As my outfit I picked the flirtatious Thirteen from deviousMind, which definitely has a gothic school uniform vibe. The lovely amethyst colourway is matched by the eyeshadow from Rubedo, also available in several other colours and with matching lip tints. The dress and the makeup are also from WLRP, and all items have a discount of between 15% and 30% for the event.
The cute hairstyle is another excellent Truth Collective release, a collaboration between Truth and Wasabi. I also wanted to mention the head I am using. It is the rereleased Bella from Logo, now with EvoX support, and I have to say it is much more versatile now. A very nice update!
What is the note slipped between the pages of the slim volume about? A warning? A secret assignation? Perhaps the message was found by chance, meant for someone else entirely?
From We Love Role-Play’s September round comes a collaboration between Portal and Barracuda. The Oren set, which includes a belted tunic and pants, comes in a silk and a rough leather version. Each includes several colour combinations for mixing and matching between tunic and pants and the set includes fits for Legacy Male and Legacy Athletic. This event exclusive release is sold at 25% off.
Also from WLRP are the Lune eyes by Musa, which you can see a close-up of in the second picture. The colour I am wearing is from the Fantasy pack and you can get it and the other colours at 30% off while at the event.
Finally, I’m using yet another torch from the set by Tirrany Designs, which is 25% off.
We Love Role-Play opens in just half an hour and the September round has some great new releases waiting for you, now with discounts of between 15% to 30%. Just like this serving girl waiting to please her master, wearing the Harla Camisk by Rakshasa, a versatile little piece with options for wearing it partially stripped. The fatpack also includes a huge variety of texture options. This black and silver combination matches well with the Santagar Chaise by Sacrilege (available in PG and Adult versions) and the Amare Chalice by the same creator. The earrings are by Portal and the wall candles by Tirrany Designs, who has several different candle sets out at the event.
I have shown off several builds from the Medici series by Del-ka Aedilis already (and you can see a couple at the edges of these shots, making up the little renaissance town I’ve built up), but the Palazzo Leonardo is definitely the grandest of the set. Here you are treated to three opulent floors, three different balconies and a beautiful bell tower. This is undoubtedly the seat of someone wealthy and influential, used to hosting fabulous masquerades for nobles from far and away. This could function as a stand-alone build in the center of a garden or as the ruling lord’s residence in a city.
I went looking for a nice beach sim and came across Orcinus Isle which offered a beautifully landscaped island with beaches in different styles and little isles just off its coast, including this one with a lighthouse on. An excellent spot for a siren to hang out and lure mariners dangerously off their charted course. This particular siren wears the Ariendel outfit from Petrichor & Ersch, available at the current round of Collabor88. As always, you have several different fabric HUDs, different HUDs for the shells and also an accessory HUD for pearls, metals, ropes, etc. The set comes with sizes for Kupra, Lara, Legacy, Reborn and breast options such as Petite, Perky, Mounds and Waifu.
The curly ponytail is by Analog Dog and can be found at the NextUp event, where I was lucky enough to snag a black and a red pack for just L$75 each. And the pale skin (this siren does not tan) is by Poema.
Dutchie‘s latest release, a stylish walk-in shower that should fit into most SL bathrooms, is versatile enough to get you both clean and dirty…at least if you pick up the Adult or Adult BDSM versions. ;) In the PG version, you’ll get and stay clean.
I made a video to talk about the shower, but if videos aren’t your thing, scroll down to get some of the basics here as well as some steamy photos.
As noted about, the shower comes in three versions, depending on how naughty you want to get. With the Adult and Adult BDSM version you also get a fascinating new feature: compatibility with the RL sex toys from Lovense. If you are not familiar with these, they are remove-controlled sex toys which can be linked up to various patterns of vibrations. For example, to specific patterns made for the adult animations available in the shower. If you are using SL to connect with a long-distance partner, this adds another level of realism to your interactions. Of course, you could just use one on your own as well. I have not tried it out myself, but it looks very straight-forward and the shower comes with detailed instructions.
A bit of a different beach photo, with dark clouds in the sky and dark waves rolling in over the sand. I wanted dramatic lighting to match the slightly windblown style of Imani, the latest Truth Collective collaboration between Truth and Wasabi. I also thought it suited the other collaboration I am wearing, namely the Bariel Bodysuit by Petrichor and Ersch. The dark blue shade I selected on the Gloss HUD, one of several available texture packs, put me in mind of a sea at night.
With the current offer from The Shops to buy one of their bodies for 50% off if you’re wearing a qualifying body from another brand, I went ahead and picked up the Legacy Athletic male body to have more options for blogging male outfits. And then I jumped right into the Ubbe set from Rakshasa for We Love Role-Play. The set consists of tunic, pants and belt, all with a distinctly Viking-inspired look. As usual, the fatpack is a fantastic option for customisation, as the HUD allows so much mixing and matching of colours. The texturing is really top-notch on these pieces, both in terms of evoking a fabric and in the hues of the colours.
LR Weapons has two pieces at WLRP and for these photos I opted for the Andel Bow, making my character into a wandering hunter who comes across a strange altar in the woods. The altar, or rather the Stone of Knowledge, is one of Angelicus’s releases for WLRP. Fundati and Fanatik provided some of the other decor elements while my hair is by Magika who has been including male sizes for her releases of late.
Once again, a dragon avatar turns out to be the perfect way of showcasing a new release from Fanatik. Last time, it was a cave. This time? A volcano. And being creatures of fire, of course dragons love volcanos.
The Fanatik volcano includes 11 material/texture versions, changeable via a HUD. It can be dormant like the version shown but also have lava running down its sides. And for your winters and arctic settings, it can be snow-covered. The maximum size is approximately 64 x 60 x 19 m and at that size the land impact is 51 prims.
I’ve used the ramps from the Land Shapes package from Fanatik to elevate the volcano somewhat; one could of course go even further with this. I’d love to see some additional pieces for creating a landscape around the volcano which has the same textures, especially the lava.
In a forest clearing sits a cosy cottage. If the weather allows, the window shutters and the door stands open, welcoming any visitor who might be seeking out the herbalist.
The Herbalist’s Cot Heiltrud and the various furnishings (alcove bed in PG or Adult, worktable, fireplace, chair and shelf) are by Del-ka Aedilis for We Love Role-Play, with each piece sold separately. The cottage has two versions, one with and one without flowers and herbs on the outside. There are also alternative pieces for the fireplace, worktable and chair.
The pretty embroidered gown is a collaboration between Les Encantades and Una and judging by this dress they should do more! I really like the texturing, it feels a bit unusual, and its nicely fitted. For ornamentation, I added the Ekka headband from Angelicus. And, of course, the pretty Harmony hairstyle from Wasabi comes with the lovely flowers (but can also be worn without).
Its the 4th which means we’re getting another round of We Love Role-Play today and this is a really good one! The star of my first post is undoubtedly the Samantha lehenga for Zaara, a more modern take on the classic lehenga inspired by Bollywood movies. In the fatpack you can mix and match blouse and skirt colours as well as border colours. The cut of the blouse is very sexy and gives a fantastic look to your cleavage.
I paired the lehenga with two more pieces from the event; a collar from Sigma and heels from Sass. Both offer texture options via a HUD.
The hair is from Wasabi for Uber, a high pony tail that is loosely twisted and tied off.