A Private Dinner

I was supposed to be taking a small blogging hiatus around now because I expected to be on vacation. Alas, things got in the way and the blogging interruptions turned out to be less enjoyable. But now I finally managed to set aside some time to dig into my rather large “to blog” pile and this first haul will center on the Birchdale Kitchen from Convair for the current round of FaMESHed.

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First, though, lets take a closer look at this gorgeous face from PXL. Mia is a new skin, available as a limited pre-release at Rhapsody (which closes today!) in four different makeups. Hart Larsson always creates very refined faces and Mia is no exception from this; I really like the shape of her lips and the shading of her nose.

My hair is Francine, a brand new release from LeLutka for Hair Fair. It opened today, so it will be crazy laggy for a while, but you can join the Hair Fair Demo group to be able to plan your shopping ahead of going there.

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The Birchdale kitchen comes in a dark or a light colour scheme and includes the kitchen section itself (in two different lengths, to fit into more houses) plus a table and a bar stool-type chair (the table and the chair only come in a dark wood). You also have a choice between either a PG or an Adult version of the set, with the latter adding some raunchy poses to the more domestic ones such as drinking, eating and doing various kinds of food preparation (both at the kitchen itself and at the table).

As always, I like the attention to detail that goes into all Convair pieces as well as the adherence to a more realistic size of furnishings. It really makes quite a difference for the feel of a photo when the avatars don’t seem to be dwarfed by their surroundings.

My only quibble with the set is that the various animations for food preparations would have been a lot more immediately useful if props had been included or at least available as an optional add-on.

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Given the presence of adult poses, of course I couldn’t resist finishing off with something a bit more initimate. This would be the table in question that comes with the kitchen set.

This pose also allowed me to show off the Severen boots from the Plastik, here in the “Proper” pattern which features an intricate lace overlay. The boots come in a wide variety of gorgeous patterns, with several suited to things like Gothic or Steampunk-inspired looks. The chunky heel also makes them very versatile and I really like the lacing up the front.

My dress is the fitted mesh dress Amour from DE Designs (worn over the Physique mesh body from Slink) and Ran is a mesh suit by Zaara.

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