Goodbye and see you soon! – With news from ieQED and The Forge. :)

Hi guys!

This is just a quick post really, but I totally wanted to display these fashionable items. :) In four hours I will be on my way to Crete so please forgive any spellign mistakes, I am flailing around here! :) I will be gone from July 23rd until August 4th (WE LOVE RP will start on the 6th!) and all desigerrs/eventmanagers should be aware by now (sent out notecards!).

The floral crown!

This crown is a rare item from a Gacha at The Secret Affair and offered by Sigifaust Resident of ieQED. It is SO damned pretty. The best part is that you can resize it in all directions and thus make it fit to your head nearly perfectly. The flowers are really welldone, very detailed and very, very pretty imho. The other items in that gacha are good as well, so even if you are not a fan of gachas, you’ll get pretty items! :)

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The necklace!

Deccan Arida of The Forge roooooocks. I would not be surprised if all of these ar esold at at Project Limited. We were discussing designs for necklaces one evening and the next morning, he came up with this, very much based on an idea we had found on the internet. The man is so fast, yet stilldelivers great quality. The man’s insane and this item is very much worth it.

Hair: Elua, Shena, reds (Miu Edman, @ Hair Fair 2014!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Crystal Eyes, ocean (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Top: Fashionably Dead, Belted Shirt, olive (Toast Bard, @ Collabor88!!)
Skirt: Baiastice, Kafue Mini Skirt, rust (Sissy Pessoa, @ Collabor88!!)
Pants: Caverna Obscura, Anariel Pants (Elvina Ewing)
Crown: ieQED, Rose String Crown, spring, rare (Sigifaust Resident, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Vette, gold (Aymee Monk, 25L Tuesdays!!!)
Necklace: The Forge, Trojan Necklace, gold (Deccan Arida, @ Project Limited!!)
Ring: Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol Flora Ring, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Legharness: Velvet Whip, Tracker Belt (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pocket: Velvet Whip, Arm Pocket, left (Reeva Hax)
Sleeve: Velvet Whip, Dauntless, blood (Reeva Hax)
Dagger: Velvet Whip, Leg Knife (Reeva Hax)
Lamb: Birdy/Alchemy, Spirit Lamb, rare (Nina Helix, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Poses: Imeka, Luna Pose Pack (NatiWilliams Resident)

Location: Harrowdale

Will you stay with me my love? – News from Truth, Tia, Evie’s Closet and much more! :)

Hi guys! :)

I am in the middle of preparations for the next holiday on Crete! Sooo excited, but still so much stuff to do!

Also, stay tuned for the Mystic Realms Faire coming up in October 2014! More infos will be coming soon! Voshie Paine, Catheryne Darkfury and I are – together with our team- working hard to put together an awesome, two sims wide faire for you to shop at. No gambling, pay and get what you want! :D  I am terribly excited about this and the list of designers who’ll be contributing is awesomesauce. :)fin logotype redo 2

But now, lets have a look at the outfit. :)

The hair!

Braids are the new cool thing lately, I sweaaaar! I see them everywhere, and it makes me happy because it was about time. It is rare though that people really manage to pin it for me. A lot of braids are not very well shaded so they just don’t really look all that good. Not in this case though! :) I love Xantheanne by Truth because it is wavy, pretty and rather unique. There aren’t many styles like this that I have seen and liked. This looks as if it actually could work in rl and I LOVE how it isn’t just straight hair, but curly. Very, very pretty and girly. :) The only small thing I would maybe have added? A  string of sorts that keeps the braid tied up. :D But that’s really minor.

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The necklace!

I like dainty stuff at times. I don’t want BAM IN YOUR FACE all the time. Sometimes dainty and delciate works just as well for me and may as well be an eyecatcher. The necklace shown is an item provided by Tia Biscuit of Tia, available at The Secret Affair. We all now her for her awesome furniture and finally she has gotten the hint that she’s good at other stuffs, too! :D This necklace is reall, really cute and I like the textures she used a lot. For 175 Lindens this is a good deal as well. Plus, it really is a cute and unique design. :)

The dress!

Omg, gasp! Arica blogs a template dress again! Ewww! How dare she! Yes, I do. I do because this dress quite simply rocks. Evangeline Miles of Evie’s Closet once again has proven that wonderful textures on a template can make a gorgeous and even unique looking item. I love this dress, it is perfect for a somewhat rustic look and also allows us to show some ARM and wear some armor or jewelry there. :) The textures are plainly really, really awesome. The only thing that I noticed is that I would always include meshsizes still, even if you offer a fitted mesh variant of an outfit. Buy this pretty dress at WE LOVE RP!! :)

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Hair 1: Truth, Xantehanne, reds (Truth Hawks)
Hair 2: Exile, Young and Beautiful, dark reds (Kavar Cleanslate, @ Hair Fair 2014!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Horns: Remarkable Oblivion, Cogworth Horns (AxsisThorn Resident/Nimvade Resident, @ The Secret Affair!!)
Top: The Library, Tarna Outfit (DreamFantasia Nightfire, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Dress: Evie’s Closet, Sigrid, rust/red (Evangeline Miles, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt: DRD, Steampunk Utility Belt, brown (Jaimy Hancroft, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece: Chariot, Rosette of Sirius, Ruby of Meru (Sion Pearl, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Neclace: Tia, Masquerade Jewel (Tia Biscuit, @ the Secret Affair!!)
Ring: Kosh, Adain Ring, gold (Lynaja Bade)
Armor: DRD, Grunge Armor (Jaimy Hancroft)

Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

Pastels are a girl’s best friend! – News from Aisling, LeLutka, Lost Junction

Hi guys!

The Secret Affair started today and Genre too! Along with many, many other events, such as Kustom9, The Liaison Collaborative, Genre and more! :) It’s ideal mid-month shopping time now. But this post will mainly feature items offered at The Secret Affair and Genre. So lets have a look!

The hair!

This hair is one of the new styles by Thora Charron for Lelutka at Hair Fair 2014. It is so, so, so pretty. I like the strands that stand apart from the rest and I am a definite fan of Lelutka’s textures. Her reds have a broad range (from gingers to actual reds), her blondes are really pretty imho and she is one of those few designers that offer truly black styles.  I bought the essential’s package which only include one true red tone, Jessica, but it happens to be my fav! The mesh is smooth and I cannot see anything wrong with the rigging either. I do however wish there was an option to not only tint the hairband and leaves (via a HUD), but also to hide them completely. It does have a very roman look to it which doesn’t always go well with all outfits. Still, definitely one of my favourite styles lately by that store!

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The necklace!

Tala Laval once was producing mainly for Losthaven together with Lucia Cyr, but she also ventured into new spheres and now is making her own stuff under the label Lost Junction. And to my mind, this necklace is a real eyecatcher. It is currently available at Genre for only 100 Lindens. The textures she is using on this one are sooo welldone. The pearls loos very, very real and the metal texture and the tone of the metal part are plainly gorgeous. :) It comes in various pastellic colours, with or without the metal application or alternative a cute bow. For that price, this item is an instant grab. :)

The dress!

Druunah Esharham and Damian Kleiner of Aisling are offering this dress at The Secret Affair! A range of plain colours will soon be released at the mainstore, so keep your eyes open. This presented colour here is exlcusive to the event and won’t be sold afterwards. This dress is truly, truly unique. I have seen many dresses over the past year and this one ranges among the top three of it, easily so. The mesh is gorgeous and the best part is that you can wear all the items separately from one another. :D I truly enjoy Aisling’s eye for details such as the little clasps that keep the skirt slightly lifted and attached to the corset. It also leaves the feet free so you can actually show off your shoes/feet. :D The only small thing that I notice is that maybe the highlights could be just a tad brighter. But that’s really not something that bothers me at all. :) The balance between highlights and shadows on this dress is really good imho.

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Hair: LeLutka, Christine, jesscia (Thora Charron, NEW @ Hair Fair!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, ocean (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Horns: Lassitude&Ennui, Spring Horns, princess (Jackal Ennui)
Feet: Slink, Flat Feet (Siddean Munro)
Dress: Aisling, Roses Dress (Druunah Esharham/Damian Kleiner, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Jalilah, gold/Onyx (Aymee Monk, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Necklace: Lost Junction, Marie Necklace, Therese, gold/pink (Tala Laval, NEW @ Genre!!)
Pauldrons/upper Arms: Aisling, Tallulah Set, rare/common (Druunah Esharham/Damian Kleiner, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Cuffs: Luminary, Demeter Cuff, gold/light (Augurer Resident, NEW @ The Secret Affair!!)
Hand Jewelry: Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Feet Jewelry: Noodles, Abby Barefoot Sandals, gold (Natalee Oodles, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Label.Motion, Various Sets (Anne Dakun)
Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

I look up to the sky above – News from Spellbound, Zenith and Drift! :)

Hi guys,

a new post and a couple of really pretty dresses. :) This post is a little shorter, but I have some mor eoutfits up my sleeve which hopefully I’ll be blogging soon. I am going to visit my family for a week and well, I am not entirely sure yet if I’ll be able to get on SL there. But lets have a look at what Arica is wearing today! :) Also, stay tuned for a Hair Fair Post soon! :D

The hair!

The hair on the picture below is currently available at Collabor88 and is a new style by Spellbound. The designer, Kohana Xue, relatively recently appeared upon the hair-horizon and her hairs are gorgeous. I am in damn love with her textures, especially because each colour package comes with sooo many options: Ten tones and each one with a roots and a no roots version. Her textures are pretty and the meshes are super smooth, just sometimes her hairs appear to be a bit big on me and they are NOT necessarily always realistic, but…hey. The store is called Spellbound, do you expect realism all over with a name like that? I surely don’t and I love it. The below hair is extra cute. I am not usually a fan of shorter hairs but I couldn’t pas son this one because of the ubercute little braid on the forehead. I love it! :)

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The first dress!

The dress on the picture above is offered by Zenith for Collabor88 as well. Miffyhoi Rosca surely has improved a ton over the past 6 months or so and you can spot her store in more and more events lately. This dress is really, really plain cute. I love the ruffles on the chest and I personally like the slim waist and the fact that you can so easily add a waist belt there. The pattern on the lower end are really welldone and cute. I did however notice some weird alphas issue. I am wearing the dress in XS, but I had the same problem with S and even M: The boobs stick through! And granted, I already did make my boobs a lot smaller, down to 25. I am not sure, but I think that is something that needs fixing but I think it is manageable. (I simply used an additional alpha). I for sure think this dress is gorrrrrgeous. :)

The second dress!

The second dress is an item by Kallisto Destiny for Drift Fantasy and is available at WE LOVE RP.  It is a template, yes. I don’t care. (/rant on) I am tired of the rant about templates and I think unless a designer is able to manage to do EVERY part of their creation themselves on an equally high level, they should probably stop belittling those that use templates. Using pre-made animations/scripts/textures is no different and just as ‘reptitive’. No one wants the same anims in every item either nor the same textures. I’ll prefer a wonderfully textured template dress over a wonderful mesh with mediocre textures. (/rant off) And this dress is really pretty imho. It comes in several different colours and the template has a very pretty design, perfect for fantasy and for mixing and matching. It had a very, very low cut cleavage on the back.  I like that Kallisto managed to pull off a texture that isn’t really silk, but looks still very extravagant and chic. It is fitted mesh and I detected a strange issue: When my boobs are small, they poke through! Even with the alpha. When I make my boobs bigger, they stop doing that. I figure I still have no idea how fitted mesh works but this confused me greatly. :D I think Kalli made a really nice entrance to the fantasy community with this offer of hers. :D

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Outfit 1:

Hair: Spellbound, Toothbrush, reds (Kohana Xue, NEW @ C88!!)
Dress: Zenith, Bohemian Summer, brown (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ C88!!)
Belt: Teefy, Ruffles Antique Thin Belt (Azure Electricteeth)
Headpiece: OrsiniRed, Peony Wings, noir (Hatili Ishtari, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Face Adornment: The Forge, Face Art, gold (Deccan Arida)
Necklace: Yummy, Safari Wood Beads (Polyester Partridge, NEW @ C88!!)
Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Tia, Mjolnir, gold (Tia Biscuit, Gacha!!)
Bracers: The Annex, Bracers Suede, brown (TheAnnex Resident, SOON at The Secret Affair!!)
Bag: Zenith, Leather National Minority Bag, brownish tan (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ C88!!)
Sandals: Just Design, Roma, red (Davidefre Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Kitty: Birdy, Sushi Kitties, Fish all gone (Nina Helix, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)

Outfit 2:

Hair: Truth, Dasha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Dress: Drift Fantasy, Royal Reign, red (Kallisto Destiny, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: Luminary, Happily Ever After, gold (Augurer Resident, NEW @ Fit For A Princess!!)
Headpiece 2 (flowers+ veil): The Annex, Floreal Headband, creme (The Annex Resident, SOON @ The Secret Affair!!)
Horns: The Plastik, Nyraxis Horns, stark (Aikea Rieko, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Collar: Aisling, Chandra Collar, gold (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Noodles, Clara Arm Chain, bronze (Natalee Oodles)
Bracers: The Annex, Bracers Suede, brown (TheAnnex Resident, SOON at The Secret Affair!!)
Hand Jewelry: Aisling, Darshana (Druunah Esharham, Damian Kleiner, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: The Muses, My Lady, red/silver (Dolce Blackflag, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)

Worn in both pictures:

Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes, ice (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Poses: Marukin, Poppy Set (Valencia Southard, NEW @ C88!!)

Locations: Beaumont Construction and Pigeon Island

I hear the birds on the summer breeze – News from Truth, Tableau Vivant, Eldritch and DRD! :)

Hi guys!

WE LOVE RP started well into this round (I think) and there are a ton of awesome items to be had there. You should definitely not forget to check it out. The Secret Affair is starting on July 15h (take a look at their website!) and I think it is gonna be neat.

The hairs!

I love braids. I always did and still do in SL, probably because I never manage such perfect, thick braids in rl. So when I saw the new style Blythe by Truth I jumped a little. It is right up my alley. I like that it isn’t the usual kind of braids we see where the hair is parted right in the middle but is sideswept instead. The single loose strand at the front is really cute. As per usual, it comes with a boobie-version included as well.

The second hair (second picture) is one of my new favs. Tableau Vivant by M4ri1yn Magic has improved so, so, so much over time, both textures and the smoothness of the meshes. I remember only a year ago I thought their hair was too chunky, but now I truly like it. The style is called Panther and available at July’s round of Collabor88. The handband comes with a HUD and various options to colour it and is a really pretty detail. Unfortunately I realized too late that you cannot see the cute feathers on this picture, so you’ll have to believe my words or see for yourself. :D

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The peni…err…staff!

I swear I didn’t realize it until I was working on the picture and already had taken a gazllion of pics ingame. No, this staff does NOT normally look like a phallic symbol, in fact, it only does show a small resemblance from one perspective and together with this pose…well. Very prominent for sure and I got a lot of mockings for it. :D But aisde from that, this staff is available at WE LOVE RP and is an offer by Kiera Ashdene for her store Eldritch. Her textures are gor-ge-ous. I cannot emphasize it enough. The detail and amount of work she outs into her items always show and imho, this staff is a perfect addition for many kinds of fantasy characters. I really got nothing to complain, just watch out to find a better pose than I did. :D

The belt!

I sometimes wonder how Jaimy Hancroft of DRD manages to dish out sooo many awesome items in such little time. For WE LOVE RP she came up with this awesome belt with many, many pouches. :) Leather and pouches = happy elf. The amount of detail is really awesome on this one, lots of little buckles, pockets, buttons. Plus truly pretty textures and the price of 50L is totally ridiculous. I chose to ignore the little steampunkish application on one of the pockets, because this belt IS actually meant for steampunk, not so much for medieval fantasy. But I think it works. :)

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Hair 1: Truth, Blythe, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair2: Tableau Vivant, Panther, fall pack (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ C88!!)
Hair 3: Truth, Dasha, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Twinkle Eyes, ice (Soleil Reid)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Top 1: Haste, Fringe Tube Top, maroon (Auston Harbour, NEW @ Rhapsody!!)
Top 2: The Library, Tarna, brown (Dreamfantasia Nightfire, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Underlayer 2: Gizza, Gypsy Set Bra (Giz Seorn)
Corset: Aisling, Elsa Corsets, light brown (Druunah Esharham)
Pants: Pink Outfitters, Velvet Brewer Leggings, brown (London Daily)
Boots: Ronsem, Kneehigh Boots (Eow Reverie)
Belt: DRD, Female Utility Belt, brown leather (Jaimy Hancroft, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Legharness: Velvet Whip, Tracker Belt (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: Bites & Claw, Chained Pauldrons (Graea Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bracers: Ravensoul, Moonstone Bracers, copper (Cry Hawker, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Upper Arms: Tia, Mjolnir, gold, common (Tia Biscuit, NEW Gacha!!)
Upper Arm (Pocket): Velvet Whip, Arm Pocket (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 1: Zenith, Ping Suo Necklace, red/gold (Miffyhoi Rosca, NEW @ FaMeshed!!)
Collar: Senzafine, Ibelin Gorget Collar, copper/gold (Synjari Myriam, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace 2: Imeka, Vintage Flower Necklace, old gold (NatiWilliams Resident, NEW @ The Chapter Four!!)
Headpiece 1: Folly, Nouveau Fantasy Headdress Flowers (Cane Sutter, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Eldir Horns/Headpiece, barkish (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 3: Keystone, Vynna, gold/onyx (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Earrings: Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Rings: Yummy, Garden Cocktail Rings, commons (Polyester Partridge, Gacha!)
Ring (Pic 2): Empyrean Forge, Tesoro del Sol Luz, gold (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Staff 1: LR Weapons, Phoenix Combo (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff 2: Eldritch, Soilsigh Staff (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Dagger: Velvet Whip, Leg Knife (Reeva Hax)
Poses: Imeka (NatiWilliams Resident) and label.motion (Anne Dakun)

Location: Alirium (Store, Groundlevel), Alirium

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Will you still be there for me? – So much awesome stuff! :)

Heya peeps!

I hope you all spent a lovely weekend! Mine for sure was good and very relaxed. :) WE finally booked all our flights etc., so this summer we are gonna go to Crete, hiking and beack combined. Looking forward to this! Fon’t forget that soon enough The Secret Affair will be starting again and stay tuned for infos about the new MYSTIC REALMS FAIRE being posted VERY soon! So keep your eyes open, this is gonna be a big event for sure. :)

Buuut, lets have a look at what Arica is wearing this time! :) Also, on a sidenote, the credits for this posts made me angry. :P

The cuffs!

The cuffs I am wearing are a current release by On A Lark for Tales of Fantasy and a common item of their gacha there. I really, really think On A Lark is a store we all need to keep a close eye on because Discovering Destiny, the owner, has been constantly improving. I really like her eye for details on her jewelry and these bracers certainly are super pretty. They come in various colours of which all are really pretty, though I personally still like gold and bronze best. Her goldtones are really nice, too. The cuffs come with a colourchanging HUD for the little pearls (you can see in the pics I use white and teal). The Bliss Cuffs are part of a three pieces set (collar, anklecuffs, cuffs), but you don’t really need all parts imho, because each part on itself looks good already. So for only 50L you have a good chance to grab this very pretty common item. :)

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The dress!

The dress I am wearing is an item you can find at Gocha Merlin’s store Go! and is pretty awesome. Gocha has a penchant for really colourful, unique outfits. I really do like the gathered skirt on this dress and how it folds. I think it is neatly done. This item is honestly a bit on the steampunkish side of things and I am not a HUGE fan of the skull picture, but that’s a minor thing. I only wish the corset came separately, so I could mix and match a little more. I also noticed that with larger boobies you may have some poke-through-issues. Still, this dress is really neat and I think if you combine it right it works. :D Also, one of the versions she sells is currently 50% OFF! :D

The gauntlet!

The gauntlet in the picture below is an item by Remarkable Oblivion and it roooocks! The two designers behind RO (Nimvade ‘Blair’ Resident and Axsisthorn ‘Sebastian’ Resident) seriously know their work. :) The gauntlet comes in  three texture options and even includes an animation overrider for various hand positions. You can even force both hands into separare positions.. I am using the relaxed one on the picture. Their textures are plainly awesome, there is NOTHING to complain about it. I was a bit baffled just how HUGE the default version is, but resizing it was no problem at all. I think this makes some damned badass item for soooo many kinds of characters that wear plate or have had their hand replaced for some reason. I LOVE it! :)

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Summers, Falls Package (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Summerfest!)
Hair 2: Spellbound, Amber, reds (Kohana Xue, NEW @ Summerfest!!)
Hair 3: Magika, Daffodil, Color Package 2 (Sabina Gully, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Dead Apples, Solar Eyes I, Sea (Soleil Reid, @ TMD!!)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Kooqla, Z-Eyeliner, 02 (Rocketta Haven)
Dress: Go!, Steam Girl (Gocha Merlin)
Cloak: FatePlay, Dany Cloak, quartz (Damien Fate)
Boots: Just Design, Ara Boots (Davidefre Resident)
Belt/Pauldron: Luas, Amazonia Armor, rare (Ainara Luas, @ Tales of Fantasy)
Belt (hip): The Annex, Valkyrie’s Belt (TheAnnex Resident, SOON @ 30L Viking Gacha!!)
Harness: PFC, Cimmerian Chest Harness (Pucca Firecaster)
Neckcorset: Soedara, Here comes wicked, earth (Marbella Pronovost)
Glove: Remarkable Oblivion, Azrael Glove (Axsisthorn Resident/Nimvade Resident)
Flowers (Pic 1): N/A
Flowers (Pic 2): Enfant Terrible, Forest Flowers, red/purple (EnfantTerrible Resident, Gacha!!)
Headpiece 1: Keystone, Corta, gold/ruby (Aymee Monk, old 25L Tuesday item)
Headpiece 2: Keystone, Kynne, gold/green (Aymee Monk, SOON @ OMGacha!!)
Earrings: Fetch, Linc Earring, bones (DistortedDreams Resident, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Cuffs: ON A Lark, Bliss Cuffs, gold (Discovering Destiny, Gacha @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Chain (upper arm): Noodles, Clara Arm Chain, bronze (Natalee Oodles, NEW @ Summerfest!!)
Necklace 1: Empyrean Forge, Nidhogg Necklace (EmpyreanForge Resident)
Necklace 2. Kosh, Olen Necklace (Lynaja Bade)
Ring: Zenith Fashions, Butterfly Ring, light gold (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Bow: LR Weapons, hazel Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Mimi/Haru Pose Packs (Caronlina Sauterau)
Fairy: !Ohmai, Bumble Bee Fairy, companion (Anya Ohmai, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Fairy’s Hat: Remarkable Oblivion, Sugar Rush, Sour Grapes (Axsisthorn Resident/Nimvade Resident, @ The Arcade!!)

Location: Neverending, Pigeon Island

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I want to see the stars – News from Purple Moon, Eudora 3D and lots of hairs! :)

Heya peeps,

two more weeks until it’s finally the end of the schoolyear and I get to have a six week summer break. It’s about time, I am TIRED. :D Life is busy atm but I still managed to put together this outfit which is somewhat unusual and I really like it because of that! :)

Lets have a glimpse!

The squirrel!

This squirrel by Anya Ohmai for !Ohmai is adorable. I am not usually a BIG fan of the giant influx of plushies al over the place, but some always manage to stick out and this is one of them for sure. For this steampunk inspired outfit it is perfect. :) I love the incredibly welldone textures as well as the generally – somewhat unnatural- cute shape…plus the mini goggles! :) It comes with various options to hold and rez it and certainly is a good companion for anyone who like ssteampunksih outfits..or maybe plays a pilot? :)

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The dress!

This dress by Purple Moon (Poulet Koenkamp) is, imho, a proof that templated clothing in SL does not equal uncreative and boring outfits.  It comes in two parts, the upper jacket and the lower skirt, so it can be worn and combined separately. I LOVE this dress. I love that it has the hi-low cut so that it displays your legs while still not being too sexy. :) There are far too few of these kinds of skirts out there! I really like the texture of the jacket. The skirt is nice too, but for me the jacket beats it since I am suck a sucker for leathers. :) This template also comes with a great deal of little details, for example the ruffled part on the belly and the metal applications. Pretty! And the best part is, it is an RFL item at Fashion For Life, which means a set percentage gets donated. :)

The boots!

Eudora 3D is a store that has been around for little more than a year by now. In my opinion, Eudora3D Resident is one of the best shoe-designers in SL hands down. His designs are incredibly real looking and the textures are so, so awesome. These shoes are SO perfect for victorian or steampunkish styled avatars. They come in two different colour packs with 12 texture options each. Each package is 650 Lindens, the fatpack is 950 Lindens, which is one hell of a deal. :D Their shoes are not on the cheapie side of the scale but still very reasonably priced for the awesome quality you get and the myriad of options. If you compare the whole package you buy here with similarily priced shoes elsewhere, you will realize they aren’t really expensive at all. I really hope Eudora will make more medievalish boots soon! Hint, hint, hint! :P

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Hair 1: Truth, Hope, colours (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Hair 2: Tableau Vivant, Lindgren, fall (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ The Fantasy Collective!!)
Hair 3: Magika, Serene, Unnaturals (Sabina Gully)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, angel (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Eyeliner 2: Mons, Eyeliner Royal, black (Ekilem Melodie)
Dress: PurpleMoon, Time Traveller (Poulet Koenkamp, NEW @ Fashion for Life!!)
Leggings: Kyoot, Hollander Leggings, basil (Saeya Nyanda)
Boots: Eudora3D, Victoria Boots (Eudora3D Resident)
Belt: The Forge, Bayram Belt, rare (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Pauldron: The Forge, Darkur Arm Guard, brown/leather, rare (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Goggles: !Ohmai, Steampunk Squirrel Goggles, human version (Anya Ohmai)
Squirrel: !Ohmai, Steampunk Chestnut Squirrel (Anya Ohmai)
Eyepatch: Contraption, Gavin’s Monocle (Faust Steamer)
Telescope: Anc LtD., b.b.t.b Telescope, rose (Aki69 Resident, Gacha!!)
Horn-Decor: The Forge, Aphrodite’s Horns, gold/white (Deccan Arida, Gacha @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Headpiece: Keystone, Aglaea, gold (Aymee Monk)
Rings: Kunglers, old TDRF item
Necklace: Zenith, Geometry Stone Necklace, light gold (Miffyhoi Rosca)
Poses: Imeka, Various sets (NatiWilliams Resident)

Locations: Goatswood, New Babbage, The Golden Oriole

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The sun will be guiding you – News from Tales of Fantasy, Magika and more! :)

Heya peeps!

God, three more weeks and I finally will be on summer vacations. I really need a break. Currently I spend my ‘weekend’ correcting ~ 85 exams, so exciting. Ugh. Oh well, I am not gonna complain, I love my job, but sometimes I regret teaching three languages.

I had this outfit stores for some days now, already posted the first pictures on Flickr on Thursday but didn’t manage to blog it yet, but here we go now! :) Lets have a look!

The hair!

The hair on the picture below (and on the last one) is a new style by Sabina Gully for Magika. I pretty much instantly fell in love with it. I bought the secondary package with the unnatural tones in it and the price for 250L is insanely generous. I mean, in-sane-ly generous, because you get 30 tones with each package. The hairs are HUD driven. I do wish Sabina would offer various sizes for her hairs for all styles and not just for longer ones, but so far, I have always been lucky and they fit my avatar perfectly. I LOVE her textures and the incredible soft look of her styles. Imho, Magika has some of the mostd etailed styles around, with small, smooth strands and very pretty highlights, too. I sometimes heard people complaining that they supposedly lag with the hair, but I have never personally made that experience. Definitely a must have! :)

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The..uhhh…top!

The top is actually a so called chain tunic and is a new item by The Forge (Deccan Arida). I was mighty amused when I unpacked it after he sent it out and I anticipated to see a chainmail tunic…and then it was this! I still like it a LOT though even though I think Deccan totally needs to size down his boobs on his female model! The chain tunic comes in rigged mesh and in sizes for normal boobs and implants (and those seem to be GIANT ones!). I decided to display the tunic with my comparably small 8yet still big) Lolas and I must say, I really like this item. The texture is pretty and if worn without the implants, this can be easily combined with other meshparts and tops to add some nice detail to new outfits or can be worn as a necklace. A really neat idea! The item is currently available at Tales of Fantasy as part of a gacha.

The pauldrons and the eyemask!

Both the eyemask and the pauldrons are part of a gacha at Tales of Fantasy by FDD, a store by Seller Xenno. The store has been around since a while now but it seems they relatively recently ventured into making their own mesh, too. I am definitely a fan of their goldtones and overall textures and I personally think that these pieces, especially though the eyemask, are really worth a couple of tries at the gacha machine. They are common items, which means you can get them fairly easily. Very creative and pretty items! :)

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Hair 1: Magika, Written, pack 2 (Sabina Gully, NEW!!)
Hair 2: .Olive., The Niki II Hair, sleepy reds (Naminaeko Resident)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, angel (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Tattoo: Nuuna, Yua, violet (Nuuna Nitely)
Feet: Just Design, My Feet, flat (Davidefre Resident)
Chain Tunic: The Forge, Chain Tunic (Lolas), gold (Deccan Arida, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Skirt: Peqe, Greek, Zeus ultrarare (Inex Hax, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Halo: Random Matter, Deucalion Halo, copper (Nikohl Hax, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Mask 1 (Pic 1): Ane, Unsullied Mask, gold (Anemysk Karu, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Mask 2 (Pic 2): FDD, Rhaina, Eye Mask, golden (Seller Xenno, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Pauldrons 1 (Pic 1): Chary, Ares Guareds, batterest rust (Amberlee Martian)
Pauldrons 2 (Pic 2): FDD, Rhaina, Shoulders, golden (Seller Xenno, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Bracelets: The Forge, Aphrodite’s Bracers, silver (Deccan Arida, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Rings: Yummy, Butterfly Daisys, Garden Cocktail, aqua (Polyester Partridge, @ The Arcade!!)
Belt: SDD, Nia Moon Belt, golden (Sax Shepherd, Gacha!!)
Staff: Aisling, Jahanem Staff, gold (Damina Kleiner/Druunah Esharham, @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Kirin Poses, Cute Summer Poses/Coco Set (Carolina Sautereau)
Location: Alirium (Store Location), Alirium

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One is the loneliest number – News from Collabor88, Tales of Fantasy, Tableau Vivant and more!

Hiya peeps!

Collabor88 opened its doors and there is quiiiite a few neat items to be had. Tales of Fantasy is open now as well and there is a LOT of cute stuff to be had. :) This blog will show you some cute hairs as well as two other items from there. :)
Lets have a look!

The headpiece!

Aymee Monk of Keystone really, really has come a long way by now. This head accessory is called Corva and is a new release for WE LOVE RP and currently available at 25% discount. :) The package costs only 180 Lindens and contains EIGHT different texture versions of which I like the golden and copper ones best. Aymee really has a knack for pretty tiaras, crowns and the likes. Also, I do like her metal textures a lot, the constant improvement of her skills is very visible.  This so far is one of my favourite items by her because it offers so much variety and really has a pretty, unique shape. There is certainly a ton of these things out there by now but one can still spot a Keystone rigth away. I only hope she will soon make more items that maybe have some gemstones or pearls implemented, too. :)

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The hair!

The hair on the picture above is a new release by Tableau Vivant (M4ri1yn Magic) for Collabor88. It’s a very unique style. There are a lot of pigtails for sure, but most are either braids or poofy ones. I cannot recall any up to date mesh hairs that have a similar style but I may be mistaken. It comes in three sizes: Normal, a version for boobs and a version for larger heads. As per usual, the meshwork is really smooth and the style is super cute. However, do wish the normal version (which I am wearing) would fit better for smaller boobs. I think to fill out the curve of this hair I’d have to increase my boobies by 30% at least. It looks a bit as if it floats this way, but honestly, I still like it,e specially because it is so unique. :)

The skirt!

The skirt my avi is wearing in these pictures is a new item provided by Tee*fy by Azure Electricteeth for Collabor88! I LOVE it, because I have been searching my bum off for anything that resembles a high-low-skirt.  I love to see legs, yet I cannot see anyone wearing a miniskirt in medieval times, and fighting in a long skirt just seems..uncomfortable at best. These kinds of skirts let your legs move freely without looking too modern! The skirt has just the right length and the the right height on the hips. However, I do wish that the edge on the hips would be a little smoother/tighter. For some reason, even a size XS (and Mari usually wears M/S) still doesn’t cling very neatly to the body, but that can be hidden easily with a belt! Compliments for the alphalayer, too! It is one of the few skirt sof this kind that have a good alphalayer. Most alphas blow but in this case, it seemed to fit perfectly well. Also a fan of the textures and colours this skirt comes in! :) Definitely a must have for my wardrobe.

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Hair 1: Tableau Vivant, Meersand Hair, reds (M4ri1yn Magic, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Hair 2: Magika, Written, Special colours Pack ( Sabina Gully, NEW!)
Hair 3: Truth, Oeana, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, angel (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Bralet: Milk Motion, Crossover Bralet, beige (Marie Lauridsen, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Vest/w cincher: Velvet Whip, Keeper V2, garnet (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Skirt: Tee*fy, Layla Wrapped Skirt, black ( Azure Electricteeth, NEW @ Collabor88!!)
Boots: Exalted, Shieldmaiden (Viland Resident/Kahlidesigns Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Belt 1: Ingenue, Bertille Belt, moss (Betty Doyle)
Belt 2: DRD, Game of Thrones Belt (Jaimy Hancroft, Gacha!!)
Ring: Yummy, Butterfly Daisies, aqua (Polyester Partridge, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Bracers/Bracelets: Aisling, Eunice, gold (Damian Kleiner/Druunah Esharham, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Necklace: Zyn, Sould Talisman, blood (Zyndyrr Resident, NEW @ Tales of Fantasy!!)
Headpiece 1: Keystone, Corva, gold (Aymee Monk, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: Arcadia/MV, Morrigan’s Circlet, gold (Lokii Violet, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Horse Bow (Allia Lane/Larion Rhode)
Fairy: !Ohmai, Bumble Bee Fairy, companion (Anya Ohmai, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Poses: Label.Motion, Ari Poses (Anne Dakun, NEW @ TDR Fusion!!)

Location: Realm of Mystara (Role-Play!), Krillian

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My cozy home – News from WE LOVE RP and The Arcade!!! :D

Hey peeps!

WE LOVE RP and Arcade finally started and I have been sitting on quite some blogging stuff or quite some time and haven’t gotten to post it yet because this round of WE LOVE RP was a real mess behind the curtains. :D Not in any drama-eaque way, just waaaaaay too many little things going on (and going wrong) at once. I am so glad this round still started relatively smoothly and finally now I can blog again. :) This post will feature a LOT of items from WE LOVE RP and The Arcade.

The wagon!

This wagon is quite plainly gor-ge-ous and is offered by Annie Ibanez and Zelest Fall for their store Stormwood at WE LOVE RP. I didn’t really trust my eyes when I saw it at first especially when I saw it has only 10 LI. It comes in four different colour versions. The textures are absolutely pretty and the whole design is super, super cute. I think this is a PERFECT item for many, many medieval-ish kinds of sims. At only 525 Lindens this item is a real steal as well. The textures of the cloth can be changed via an easily navigable HUD. It has two windows and on the inside there’s enough room to make it cozy and cute. The ONLY thing that would have been cool would have been some little additions like a hanging lamp, or a campfire…something along those lines. But eh, complaining on a very high level here. I am super happy to have this in my inventory now! :) You guys definitely need to watch this store, all of their items so far have proven to be great and some real competition for similar stores!

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The wooden staff!

The wooden staff in the picture below shall be a druid’s next favourite item for sure. Or maybe a mage’s? I know for sure that this is one of the most detailed staves I have seen in some time now. I love the amount of details Druunah Esharham and Damian Kleiner of Aisling manage to implement into their items. This staff is not only incredibly pretty imho with awesome textures and a really cool design, but also the glowing runes you see constantly disappear and re-appear. The pearls and ropes wrapped around the staff and the big crystal are really, really pretty. the colour of the crystal and the runes can be changed through a  HUD. The most startling fact however is the price: 263 Lindens for this item is incredibly generous. So, instant buy for me and it is available at WE LOVE RP!!

The hair!

The hair on the picture below is a style by Mina Nakamura for her store Mina and is called Femke. It will be available tomorrow at the Fashion for Life Fair and is a completey new style. 15 % of it will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Foundation. So not only are you getting an awesome hairstyle, btu you also support a good cause. :) This hair is really, really pretty imho. I often encounter the problem that Mina’s hairs are too big for my head but this isn’t the case here. It fits perfectly. I love this side-swept style. As per usual, it comes with a  materials and a non materials version, both for smaller and bigger boobies. I also noticed that this hair once again seems to have improved strands which look a lot slimmer and more natural than some of the older styles. Big fan! :)

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Outfit:

Hair 1: Truth, Sakura, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Hair 2: Mina, Femke, reds (Mina Nakamura, TOMORROW @ Fasion For Life!!)
Hair 3: Truth, Birdie, reds (Truth Hawks, NEW!!)
Ears: The Skinnery, Puki Elongated Ears (Umazuma Metaluna)
Eyes: Buzzeri, Ardent Eyes, angel (Eleri Catlyn)
Lashes: Snow Rabbit, R6 v. 1.00, attach to nose (Shirousagi Noel)
Eyeliner: Soiree, Last Call Eyeshadow X Liner, bare minimum (Julep Mixemup)
Tunic: Pixicat, Kimono, black (Areve Resident, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Pants 1: Paper Moon, Caravan Catina, green (Sohma Dix, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pants 2: Exalted, Shield Maiden (KahliDesigns Resident(Viland Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Boots 1: Maitreya, Stagioni Boots XTD, bronze (Onyx LeShelle)
Boots 2: Exalted, Shield Maiden (KahliDesigns Resident(Viland Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 1: KioKio, Abandoned Garden (Kioko Kumaki, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 2: The Plastik, Kharys Circlet, citrine (Aikea Rieko, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Headpiece 3: Orsini Red, Heavy Cross Headband, gold/gold (Hatili Ishtari, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Shoulders: ieQED, Stag Pauldrons (Sigifaust Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklaces (pic 1): Amala, Dragon Necklace, V1 and V2 (Crystalny Resident, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace (pic 2): Sweet Posion, Crystal Pouch (Bella Domela, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Necklace (pic 3): Ravensoul, Demeter Necklace, gold (Cry Hawker, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bracers 1: Aisling, Eunice Bracers, common (Damian Kleiner, SOON  @ Tales of Fantasy)
Bracers 2: Velvet Whip, The Keeper, garnet (Reeva Hax, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Legpouch: The Forge, Accessories, common (Deccan Arida, Gacha!!)
Pouch over Shoulder: Eldritch, Nota Bag (Kiera Ashdene, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff 1: Aisling, Enzeld Staff (Druunah Esharham/Damian Kleiner. NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Staff 2: Jahanem Staff (Druunah Esharham/Damian Kleiner. NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Poses: Marukin, Game Set (Valencia Southard)

Decorative items:

Kitty: MishMish, Traveler Kitty, rare (Aime Takaaki, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Fairy: !Ohmai, Dandelion Fairy, companion (Anya Ohmai, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Wagon: Stormwood, Gypsy Vardo, red (Annie Ibanez/Zelest fall, NEW @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Bells: Anc LTD, Eden Set (Aki69 Resident, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Olive Trees/Decor: Anc LTD, Eden Set (Aki69 Resident, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Swing: Anc LTD, Eden Set (Aki69 Resident, NEW @ The Arcade!!)
Banjo: Zigana, Banjo, nature rare (Nalena Fairey, NEW @ The Arcade!!)

 Location: Setting set up specifically for this pic in a skybox.

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