Winter’s Hollow, by Dark Passions Events, welcomes you to explore creations inspired by the cold and dark days of winter. The event is open from January 6th to January 20th and I will be giving you a few looks at what’s on offer along the way.
First out, we have a cosy wool dress with a fur collar from Paper Moon, a rustic creation in natural fibre hues. Something to curl up in front of the fireplace in, perhaps paired with some cosy tights. A contrast against the rustic feel of the wool is provided by the jewelry set by Sigma, a heart-shaped pendant with a skull motif and matching earrings. A lovely memento mori with texture (and tinting) options for chain, setting and stone.
The final item from Winter’s Hollow is the Winter Bridge from Tirrany Designs, with elegant ironwork and four lights to brighten the night.
My hair is by Wasabi and to keep with the winter theme I used the option to have white streaks at the front of the hair. The style optionally incorporates a single braid but can also be worn without it.
How fortunate that I sent Ran to shop the Salt & Pepper retirement sale, because a few days later it turned out that a naughty priest was just what I needed for the couple pose “the Noose” from Be My Mannequin. Clearly, the temptation of the beautiful concubine was too much for this man of the cloth.
I am wearing the very revealing Keraves dress from Petrichor & Ersch, a one-piece outfit with plenty of texture options for the fabric and the gems. Here I went with gold and red to match the utterly stunning Theodora Circlet from Old Treasures. That has to be my new favourite piece of jewellery in SL. And it fits very well with the beautiful new Morgana hair from Magika, a must-have style.
Few were granted the honour of meeting with the King’s favourite in her private apartments, from where it was said she ruled the King and thus the kingdom. She was beautiful, garbed in green and gold, and very dangerous.
From Zaara comes the beautiful Kashmira Lehenga, consisting of a beautiful, embroidered top over a skirt and accessorised with a scarf. The fatpack allows you to mix and match all the colours, for some lovely combinations. The elaborate hair jewellery is made by Antaya and the HUD includes a good range of colour options for each section, so it was easy to match it to the outfit. Finally, I added part of the Ceres tattoo from Nefekalum, with materials for an extra bit of golden sheen. All these new releases are from We Love Role-Play, whereas the decor consists of older releases from Old Treasures, Del-ka Aedilis, Libertine and Paper Moon.
There is certainly no doubt of what inspired the “Green Queen” dress from Old Treasures, the stunning green gown worn by Queen Alicent in episode 6 of House of the Dragon. A great choice for a dress to bring into Second Life, and it looks wonderful in this red gold/copper version as well. It (as well as the icon green version) is included in the Dark pack and there is also a Light pack and a Fatpack. The Verity necklace and earrings from Random Matter finish off the royal look.
The impressive braid is from Wasabi for Anthem and this has to be one of the best styles they’ve ever released. I just love the way it looks and its handy that the braid can be worn over either shoulder. Optional, unrigged bangs are also included.
Del-ka Aedilis has three new releases for the A Thousand and One Night event; a large divan, an elegant tea table and a matching floor cushion that is available either at the event or as a group gift at the main store. Each piece is offered with a 25% discount at the event which lasts until June 25th. Three fabric colours and three shades of wood are included where applicable and the divan and the floor cushion include animations; singles only for the cushion and singles and couple (including adult animations) for the divan.
To complete the decor of the room, I used pieces from Libertine, Paper Moon and Senzafine. The outfit is from Salt & Pepper with the snake armbands being a gift at the Shop n Hop from AtaMe. Another gift from there is the subtly metallic lipstick from alaskametro.
I picked up this couple pose from Serendipity some weeks ago, but I didn’t have a clear idea in mind for it. Then Ran went shopping for hair and came back with No.Sand from No.Match while I got my hands on the Dynasty avatar set from Fallen Gods, this year’s Fortune Teller prize. I dressed up in part of the Dynasty outfit, though instead of wearing the (very cool) skin included I added the Temptation tattoo that is a free gift at Fallen Gods booth at the Halloween Shop & Hop. For the rest of Ran’s outfit, we looked to Stitched, and for the decor I used Dreaming Thicket and Paper Moon.
Night has fallen over the desert. By the fruit trees and date palms of the oasis, a large, striped tent has been erected. There’s no sign of activity outside of the tent, but inside someone waits…
I had meant to make this post yesterday, but I ran out of time. By now I believe the Skin Fair and possibly also the March round of We Love Role-Play has concluded, so it may be a day or two before some of the items shown appear in the mainstores of Sköll, the Rotten Lab and Faida & Velvet Whip. The magic crystal is from an earlier We Love Role-Play round, so I think you will be able to find that at Roawenwood already.
If you’d like to spice up your Second Life a bit, there’s one Black Friday sale you do not want to miss out on this year, namely Dutchie’s 20% off on all Adult items. There’s so much to choose from, for just about every taste. I decided to bring out one of my favourites for this setup, the Pet Pillow, to also show off my new tattoo from Nefekalum (they make fantastic use of materials!) that I got at their 50% off Black Friday sale and a new chain harness from Voluptas Virtualis for the Black Fair. The tents and the fire pit come from Paper Moon, and they too are having a fantastic 50% off sale.
An elegant, yet comfortable sofa is a much-needed feature in any home, a place to curl up with a book if you are alone and a place for entertaining friends. Sometimes, very good friends. Dutchie’s latest release, the velvet tufted sofa, has you covered for everything from a cosy solitary evening at home, some sweet cuddles with your partner and to a full range of adult animations. The sofa comes in four versions, one PG and three Adult (MF, MM and FF), and includes seven colour options.
The version I have tried out is the Adult MF and the pictures below show only a small selection of the 80 couple animations included. However, we looked through most of them and they are very smooth and expressive. There are auto-attaching props with some of the animations and the adult ones are all Aeros compatible for automatic tilting. Additionally, some animations include the option to slow down or speed up.
Currently, there is an offer of an introductory discount of 20%, as detailed on the product page.
I have to admit that in Second Life I am often a “bigger is better” kind of girl—at least when it comes to hair! And the Temptress style from Exile, available at the current round of Epiphany (which I somehow managed to get to on my laptop and a mobile connection out in the woods), is both big and bold. It also has a bit of a windswept feel to it that I think suited the Dancing Star poses from Astalianda very well. They, in turn, set just the right mood for the pretty Gelsey halter with its tassels from Paper Moon. I must say that I think it manages to match up very well with the skirt from the the Dreaming Thicket, both in style and colour scheme. I kept with the purples in the decor as well, when selecting one of the Oasis tents and Oasis firepits, also from Paper Moon.
I’ve had this build, using components from Jammin, sitting around half-finished for ages. But this week I tired of that corner of the sim looking less put together than the rest and with considerable help from Ran with the alignment of the pieces it finally got sorted out. The decor might still get a few things added to it, but I am pretty happy about where it is at now. Not so coincidentally, it turned out to be the perfect spot for showing of some new pretties from Skin Within, deviousMind and Stealthic.
I am not much for selfies in RL (I just take lots of dog pictures instead), but DePERLA Poses has three really nice, phone-focused pose sets out at La vie en pose that turned out to be really nice for showing off my outfit for today. For example, one of the selfie poses was just right for showing the gorgeous jewellery set from Petrichor & Lune as well as the lovely updo from EMO-tions. I also ended up creating a bedroom nook that has an Easter and Spring feel with some lovely decor from Paper Moon.
After a hiatus in January, a new round of We Love Role-Play opens in just a few days (on the 4th). The pretty top that I am wearing is Paper Moon’s release for the event, a tank top style with laces all the way up the back (which I of course failed to do a shot of…) which comes in seven colours with each including a fresh and a faded version. This is the faded version of Crimson, which I paired with a skirt from On a Lark. Matching two unrelated mesh pieces isn’t always easy, but these work wonderfully together.
We’ve passed the Winter Solstice, so it is getting lighter again, but so far you don’t notice much of it around here. Especially not when the weather is dark and dreary and there’s no snow on the ground to brighten things up. It is fortunate, then, that there are a lot of Christmas lights around. I haven’t gone quite so far as to wear them on myself IRL, but maybe I should to cheer myself up further? In SL, however, I am decked out like a Christmas tree, wearing lights from both deviousMind and Paper Moon. I’ve also redecorated the Christmas cottage a bit with some charming pieces from Paper Moon.