Recreate your first Deco Tag!

Hello Corner Cr

https://flic.kr/p/22i55bZeatures!

I have been thinking about this tag challenge for a week now and I finally got it up and ready! Woohoo! This is my first tag so I am not sure I am doing this right, but I so want to see what other peoples first photo setup was
The challenge is to recreate the first picture you took of a scene you set up in Second Life. You can recreate it using the same items that you used then, if you have them still, or create a completely new scene based on the old one. I chose to do the latter simply because I could not find even half of the items I used for the old one. I also can’t even remember if the building I used is something I got somewhere or one I made myself. But because of the simplicity of it I chose to make the new backdrop from scratch.

Recreating my first Deco old Tag

I think I managed to stay pretty true to my original setup. Having the room divider, a fireplace, candles, rugs, stuff on the wall and a place to sit.
In the video you can see me trying to get some pumpkins into the new setup, but I couldn’t make them look good in there so I dropped them and thought “plants will do”.
Regarding the awful tree stump in the right front of the original set, I do still have it and just – nope. I didn’t even like that one back then but I had it so in it went. I chose the Garden Comfort Chair from CONVAIR in the “Southern Comfort” Deco(c)rate instead. It had a similar organic and out-of-place-inside feel to it. I had a big problem finding this chair though. Could not for the life of me remember which crate it was from so I had to take a field trip to my family’s sim to check the name of it.

Overall I feel like I have achieved about the same look as the scene and am pretty happy with it. I am looking forward to see you guys do the same!

I tag: Jarla , Callie and Alicia

I hope you guys got time to try this!

 

Rules for the challenge:

1. The picture must be the earliest one you’ve got showing you flexing your decorative muscles.
2. You can recreate the picture exactly using the same pieces you used then or like I did use new items positioned similarly to the old one
3. Post both pictures either side by side or separately naming the “Recreating my first Deco new/old”. They can be posted on your blog, Flickr or any other place you use, just leave a link in the comments on this post
4. Tag your friends to do the same

 

❤ from Nea

 

The scene:

CONVAIR Garden Comfort Chair (Southern Comfort Deco(c)rate)
Pewpew! Steel Heater – Black (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Soy. Wall art [Sea Echo]
Stockholm&Lima:Boho Black Out Curtain #1
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]
GOOSE – Pallet hangbed (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
floorplan. garden string light metal curve/9
Vagabond – Ophelia’s Room Divider (Animated) (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Lsize]
[DDD] Twinkle Patches – Corner
Soy. One gerbera in cider bottle vase
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase
Soy. pine branch
MudHoney Cozy Corner (Cozy Nights Deco(c)rate)
dust bunny . olivia armoire . grey

 

What I am wearing:

tram G1224 hair Collabor88
Addams // Robyn Crop Top // Maitreya
Blueberry – Pizza Jeans – BlueberryBooty – Maitreya
Tuty Dalila hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
*YS&YS* Tara Tone 01 Skin Applier – Lelutka BENTO Head
*YS&YS* Tone 01 Body applier v2.0 for Maitreya
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
A R T E – Juvel Eyes [LeLutka]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R

[Juju] Lolly Maitreya Group Gift

 

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Sitting Down and Shutting Up!

Sitting down and shutting up

Ages ago I promised you guys another video of how I do my pictures in SL. Well the day that you all have been waiting for has finally arrived! I am sure you all have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this to happen, or not haha. But anyway I enjoyed setting this scene up and it captured a moment in my RL that happened only minutes before. Please watch it here!

To set the scene for you guys: I am on the floor playing with our dog and my husband is finishing up an article whilst listening to music on our stereo. I am sitting back towards a chair, the speaker right in front of me and I get the full blast of the music: Maria Solheim Behind Closed doors. In those precious few moments there was nothing else but the sensation of the music and the feeling of the floor beneath me. I was living in that moment and it was everything.

It was a rather lovely experience and the second after that moment disappeared I knew I wanted to recreate it in Second Life. I thought it was a nice opportunity to use some of the items I got in the Deco(c)rate as well.

Anyway, I hope you guys like the video and please check out Maria Solheim. She is an amazing singer!

And a special thanks to my husband who helped inspire me with his music. Please check out his work!

 

What I am living the moment in:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Vero Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
A R T E – Juvel Eyes [LeLutka]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R
-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
Izzies cozy tights in dark brown
[ MUDSKIN ]_Honey Lip LeLutka Applier

 

The scene:

llorisen // wilby pied-a-terre skybox
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Binoculars Case
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Cards
Opassande Books
Kalopsia – Cozy Book Stack
Bazar Arizona-Books clutter
DaD “Vintage rotary phone” c/m V.1.0
steREO COMPONTENS IN STAND
Life of Me – Granny’s Crapola Ashtray – Teal (cig giver)
MudHoney Audrey Sconce – Bronze
Apple Fall Natural Weave Circular Rug – Grey
Soy. Scattered papers
:CP: Champagne Mirror
ARIA – Kingsley Armchair
Apple Fall Books Occasional Table w/ Blanket
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
Apple Fall Joanne Crystal Lamp
Pewpew! Leather Pouf – Brown (PG)

House Tour and packing it all up

Hi Corner Creatures!

Packing up Willowdale

Today I got a video for you guys. A few days ago I had to pack up my home at Willowdale Estate due to some unplanned events. I really will miss this place though and moving was a hard choice, but one that had to happen:( Well, I won’t go into the negative here. It is an awesome place with that little extra attention to detail and service. I don’t think I have waited more than two hours in total for a reply after contacting the owner about one issue or another, hehe.

A little about my land: I rented a corner lot with sunset view and a glorious beach, which I removed for winter though, so it won’t make a big appearance in the video. The potential of the land will however. At least I think so, but I decorated it so of course I’d say that, haha. Well, I’ll stop boring you now, please hop on over to Youtube, or check out more of my blog if you just came from there.

Check out Willowdale Estate to see what the fuzz is about: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Theron/54/191/57

 

Don’t remember all the credits to this shot as I forgot to take them:

Scarlet Creative Classy Manor
Framed bowties from Apple Fall
Jewlry and watch cases from Bazar
I think the lamp and jewelry box is from Dust Bunny.
Trees outside are from Studio Skye

Holding You Tight Dancing Each Friday

Happy New Year Corner Creatures!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and the the new year is treating you well so far, I know I had the best Christmas ever thanks to my amazing RL husband!

Holding you tight Dancing each Friday

In December I got a brand spanking new desktop which now enables me to film better in SL and that is just what I have been doing every chance I have gotten hehe. I have even tested out live streaming on YouTube a few times. Unfortunately I don’t have a microphone yet, so I haven’t been able to record any voice, but I am working on getting better at editing my videos though, so maybe they can be entertaining to watch anyways? You tell me.

Now to the actual thing of this: I have decided to start a few projects this year one of them being filming a video of my husband and me dancing in Second Life one Friday every month. We actually do this in real life too. Each Friday my husband fires up the record player and plays Embraceable You with Nat King Cole and we dance, sometimes with our chihuahua too, haha. She stands on the floor next to us and looks up with her big brown eyes until one of us pick her up.

Anyway back to the story. *pats her dog on the head* My husband surprised me with this song as our first dance at our wedding. The dance wasn’t planned as my sweet husband suffers from some serious back pain that gets worse with stress so we figured not to add any more stress by having to dance in front of all our guests. I always wanted to dance with my man at our wedding, but thought we could dance later or the next day in our honeymoon suite, so I wasn’t too bummed out that we decided to forgo the first dance.
In the middle of us relaxing after the wedding dinner and cake I am chatting with some friends and suddenly hear one of my favourite songs coming on in the background and the volume gets turned up. I turn around and see my husband walking towards me and reaching out his hand. I don’t remember what he said or if he said anything, but I remember us dancing and me holding him so tight it shows in all of the photos taken during the dance. That was the moment I cried at our wedding. I was too nervous at the actual ceremony, lol. It was one of the best moments of my life!
We have danced every Friday we have spent together ever since, and just passed our ten year anniversary together ❤

I any of you guys know about any good places to dance in SL I’d love to know about them.

New Year ❤ from Nea and Fala

 

Our location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shawangunk/197/64/100

 

What the husband is wearing:

LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
DOUX – Gentleman Hairstyle [Unrigged] RIGHT
DOUX – Mesh moustache [Ginger] .V2
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1
A&D Clothing -Blazer ~Wesley~ Mesh JAKE Coffee
COLD ASH BELLEZA JAKE Size (Cuffv1) – DEAN Chinos (Black)
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- JAKE Coffee
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R

 

What the wife is wearing:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
DOUX – Luna Hairstyle [M] (reds pack)
DOUX – Juniper hairstyle [left bang] [UNRIGGED] (reds pack)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
**RE** Snowflake Earring L (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
**RE** Snowflake Earring R (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring FEMALE R
*COCO*_NordicSweaterDress(Navy)_MT
TETRA – Lara high boots – Maitreya (fatpack)

 

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

https://www.flickr.com/photos/152465815@N04/

My new Favourite Hangout Spot.

My New Hangout spot

Hello Corner Creatures, and thank you so much for all the likes on my previous post!

Today is just a quick little post about me new favourite spot in Second Life, and I found it thanks to Mangrovejane’s Marvellous Mainland series on YouTube. Go check it out! She really has a lovely outlook on the Mainland which many of us old SL’ers had written off as a bad idea.

Well, onto why this became my new favourite hangout spot away from home:
I used to really enjoy hanging out at the Cheeky Tiramisu, but it seems that place is gone, or at least redesigned:/ Really made me sad as I loved going there when I needed some quiet time and to just hang out with my own thoughts in wonderful scenery. They did wonderful seasonal changes too and I have a few pictures on my Flickr from last winter:

Skating @ Cheeky Tiramisu

Anyway, I saw Mangrovejane’s video on this place and it looked so lovely when she was there so I took her up on her suggestion and went out to have a look for myself. I won’t go through everything that is here because she does it so much better than me, and with moving pictures, so I’ll just skip ahead to the part here I say that this spot right here is my new favourite hangout place. From this balcony it is almost a 100 meter drop down to a beach and a lovely view of the ocean. Not to mention the delightful villa this balcony is connected to.

Another thing that I find important to mention is that for me this place is very low lag. I can turn me draw distance up a bit and move around without difficulty. I currently run SL on a laptop with my settings between mid and high. Advanced lighting on, no shadows and minimal water reflections.

Relaxed ❤ from Nea

 

 

The place: Villa Skytop

 

What I am enjoying the place in:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
DOUX – Luna Hairstyle [M] (reds pack)
DOUX – Juniper hairstyle [left bang] [UNRIGGED] (reds pack)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
**RE** Snowflake Earring L (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
**RE** Snowflake Earring R (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
Cae :: Trinket – Naughty/Nice :: Necklace (Long) (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
Blueberry – Cake Leggings – Under Boots – Maitreya (fatpack)
ISON – v neck shoulder sweater -maitreya- (all colors)
TETRA – Lara high boots – Maitreya (fatpack)

Dressing up for the Holidays

Happy first of December Corner Creatures ❤

Dressing up for the Holidays

Today I am back with a post on men’s stuff, and as is tradition I am blogging this waaay after everyone else has, hehe. But really this isn’t about being first out with the news, it is more about how clothing, accessories and furniture works in our everyday SL.

A quick recap on what this series is all about: I wanted to start blogging men’s stuff in SL since there are about 25 designers making stuff for the ladies for every one that makes for men, myself included.
It felt bad to drop several K’s of lindens on an alt to pull this off, so I asked my RL husband if I could update his avi and use him to blog. That way if my lovely other half ever wanted to enter SL again he would be up to date and have lots of neat clothing and hair to chose from. I was generously granted permission and got right to it. I run most of what I buy by my RL hubby just to make sure the items is to his taste and to keep a male perspective on this whole thing. The previous posts in this series can be found here: Completely Revamping a Classic Linden Lab Avatar. Revamping a Classic SL Avatar Part 2 New Hair all over! New Hair all over!

So, I’ll get right too it shall I.

Today I thought it fitting to bring up a nice look for the coming Holidays. And what is more classic than shirt and waistcoat? Not much I can imagine.
This style from Cold-Ash I got at Men’s only Monthly in November and thought it ticked all the boxes. It comes with a HUD with three shirt colour options in red white and black. And six texture options for the waistcoat, I am so happy the waistcoat is making a comeback, Yaay!
For this look I went with a red shirt and the matching red patterned texture for the waistcoat. I paired it all with the black chinos also from Cold-Ash at Novembers MOM. These come with colourchanging belt that I did not use here. The HUD does have every shade of brown you could wish for though:)
I just love how the mesh is made on these chinos. The folds in the fabric looks so natural and realistic and don’t get me started on the texturing! These will be a wardrobe staple in the year to come I think. Really classic pair of black trousers that goes with anything.
The same with the shirt and waistcoat combo really, great textures and with some cool texture detailing on the chest. I didn’t notice this at first, but this shirt buttons has little sculls on them, haha, really neat detail that makes for something extra.

In my opinion this is a very classic look with a modern twist which is actually a nod to the past, but hey, that is the name of the game right?

As some of you may have noticed the picture of this post is a recreation of one I took about a year ago. I thought it would be fun to take another one with both of us dressed in all mesh and bento. We need a hand pose HUD from Belleza though! Pretty please with sugar on top!

Anyway, I hope you like this little post

 

1st of December ❤ from Nea and Fala

 

 

What the man is enjoying some fine wine in:

COLD-ASH – BELLEZA JAKE Size – VINCENT Shirt&Waistcoat Cold Ash (107,54,24)
COLD-ASH – BELLEZA JAKE Size (Cuffv1) – DEAN Chinos (Black) Cold Ash (107,54,24)
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- JAKE Coffee
.LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
DOUX – Gentleman Hairstyle [Unrigged] RIGHT
DOUX – Mesh moustache [Ginger] .V2
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1

 

What the lady is enjoying his company in:

Blueberry – Cory – Sweater Dress – Maitreya
Blueberry – Craven – Glass Heels Boots – Maitreya
DOUX – Empar Hairstyle [M]
Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights in black
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

 

The setting:

Skye Twisted Tree ( no base )
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Single
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D (with my own string light texture on it)
Enchanted Path 45 Corner
Bazar Crete- Hammock chair
Scarlet Creative Clessy Manor 3

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

Deco(c)rate “Cozy Nights”

Deco(c)rate Cozy Nights

 

Hello Corner Creatures ❤

Today I am back with a Deco(c)rate review. I know it has been a long time since the last one and there are several reasons for that. One is that I simply didn’t feel like many of the past crates was to my taste. It didn’t make sense to me to blog about them when I didn’t really feel like the items in them were “me”. This blog is after all about the shineys I love.
So with that out of the way I can get around to mention some of the favourite things in this months Deco(c)rate.

The November Deco(c)rate is called “Cozy Nights” and is the first anniversary Crate. Yaay for MadPea for sticking with this subscription box for so long! If you preordered this crate you would also get a scratch card where you can win loads of neat prizes. I wasn’t lucky enough to win anything this time though, but I really wasn’t that bothered. Actually the first thing I thought when reading what the prizes were was: “Oh, no! But I already pre-ordered my December Crate!” Hehe, yeah, you can win a Deco(c)rate if you are lucky:) And several other awesome prizes!

Well, onto the actual review, finally, haha. This months theme was “Cozy Nights” and although I didnt get many of the tings I wished for I still got a load of nifty things and several that I felt my home needed. Let’s start with the one front and center, the lovely Sari-Sari – Cozy Pillow Stack. This stack of pilows may not look like much, but it comes with a bento pose for holding that pillow tight. There is also an extra pillow to hold while you stand and a candle. The candle also is bento animated and it looks so awesome when you hold it! I adore how creators are using bento in their furniture.

Speaking of bento brings me right on to the next favourite which is this “Cozy stool” in linen from .:revival:. It is really a part of a bigger set, but these stools were my absolute favourites. The other one is in canvas.
The stools come with male and female naimations and a sequence option which makes your sitting very realistic. You move around, fold your fingers around your knee, inspect your nails, looks around the room, stretches, the list goes on and as far as I can tell these animations are bento. Yaaay! I can just see the avalanche of new animations being created in the near future to make the most of our new bento hands and expressions!

The third favourite of mine, one that I really needed, is the “Cozy Corner” from MudHoney.
It is a nice messy pile of blankets and pillows that fits neatly in a corner of my living room. I was actually counting on this Crate to bring me what I needed to finish furnishing my new home which has a rather large and lofty living room.
This Cozy Corner has a lot of animations for both males, females and couples. Perfect now that I have someone to couples pose with, hehe.

Lastly I took a few of the items from the sets of Serenity Style, Mesh India, and Kalopsia. The one from Serenity Style is the adorable blanket basket, I really liked that the creators kept the colours pretty neautral so different sets could be easily combined. The items from Kalopsia and Mesh India are the pictures on the floor and the plant in front of the window.

I am so happy with this crate and there were so many things I would like to put put, like the Sauna from Chez Moi. That one would really be nice to have on my land. I just need to settle from my last major redecorating, hehe. Completely redid my land – again. Hehe, I love it though.

 

Cozy ❤ from Nea

 

What I am feeling cozy in.

TETRA – Off-shoulder tight top – Maitreya fatpack
NYU – Ruffle Shorts, Waffles (Maitreya) (Fifty Linden Friday 10.11.2017)
REIGN.- Arianna Sneakers (Maitreya-High) Tippies (Fifty Linden Friday 10.11.2017)
Tuty Dalila hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights in dark brown
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
DOUX – Juniper Hairstyle [M]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

 

 

Where I am spending my cozy night:

 

Scarlet Creative Clessy Manor 3
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Single
Skye Twisted Tree ( no base )
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D (with my own texture on it)
LAQ Decor ~ Twin Birch (Winter) – Animated
Trompe Loeil – Ceres Lamp Post
3D TREES stones I. 8 pcs = 1 prim
Landscaping by Felix Grass (with my own texture on it)
JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas 1. Comfy Blankie RARE (older gacha)
Bazar Glam-Ottoman
+Half-Deer+ Chihuahua – Attention Pls (old gacha)

New Hair all over!

 

 

 

 

Autumn aftenoons in the garden

Hello Corner Creatures!

Today I have another update on the revamping of my hubby’s avatar Falaacus. As you guys may remember from my last post I was not completely happy with the beard that I got him due to the fact that I didn’t demo it properly. Well, I decided to go hunt for another one, and my search lead me to Doux. It has been one of my favourite hair stores for over a year now so I can’t for the life of me figure out why I didn’t check them out first, but hey that’s life right?
Anyway I found a nice full beard at their store and to top it of, a hair too, Yaay! This beard is ot bento, but it looks just smashing and so realistic I think.

 

 

Autumn aftenoons in the garden

A red beard I knew was a given, but I let my hubby decide the hair colour and style of the hair. We landed on this dashing Gentleman hair in the red colour pack and it suits him very well I think. I tried to find a matching hairbase, but the nicest ones was unfortunately only for Catwa heads, so I stuck with the crew cut that came with the LeLutka head for now.

As for the outfit, I took him shopping at the Mens Only Monthly event. I picked him up this amazing A&D Clothing -Blazer ~Wesley~ in Coffee I couldn’t afford the fat pack at the time, but if you can go for it! The colours of the jackets are lovely and it has loads of extra colour options for the shirt inside. I might have to go back and get it another time. The single version come with shirt colours in white grey and black, so there should be sometihng to cover the basic needs. Also the metal of the buttons can be changed. To top this of the jacket has three settings for materials as well. None, light and heavy. Very nifty!

Autumn aftenoons in the garden

That is all for today

Mushy couple’s ❤ from Nea and Fala

 

What the couple are wearing:

The gentleman:

.LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
DOUX – Gentleman Hairstyle [Unrigged] RIGHT
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Moustache 1
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1
A&D Clothing -Blazer ~Wesley~ Mesh JAKE Coffee
GAS [Men’s MESH Jeans Tommy – Belleza Jake]
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- JAKE Coffee
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

The Lady:

.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Simone 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
DOUX – Aphrodite Hairstyle [M]
ISON – wrap off sweater -maitreya- (maroon) no lock
ISON – daphne shorts -maitreya- (black)
~i~ Essential Tights Applier HUD 2
TETRA – Moca Ankle Boots (Snakeskin) – Maitreya Mid (Fat Pack)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band

The cosy scenery:

DaD DESIGN “Sweet Dreams Cottage” c/m part A (brick foundation is a personal touch)
Enchanted Path Straight
Ground texture by me on JVTEK LandMap
Skye Twisted Tree
.:revival:. park bench harvest moon (Deco(c)rate “Harvest Moon”)
Bazar Crete- Hammock chair

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

Revamping a Classic SL Avatar Part 2

Revamping classic avatar part two

 

Hello corner creatures ❤

Today I had some extra time to sit down and do a proper blog post. Yaay!
I have been working on updating my RL hubby’s SL avatar (with his blessing) this last month and so far I am pretty happy with the results. He is now mesh from head to toe and I must say the shopping experience so far has been very enjoyable!

Well, first things first. Better start at the beginning. So I started by picking up a deno of the new male bento head from LeLutka along with the ones from Catwa and played around with them some. My hubby and I had a good time laughing over how the heads looked once I put them on over his classic shape. Hilarious, haha!
In the end I think we both felt better about the LeLutka Andrea as I had to do only minor changes to make it work with his existing shape. Also, I have been in love with the new LeLutka Moods.
Another thing that sold me on the Andrea head was the very nice skin that came with it and the convenient HUD. Yes, I was an avid Catwa head wearer for a long time, but the LeLutka HUD system is just so very sleek and easy! And the beards for the men in this HUD are awesome! Just awesome!
I promise I am not sponsored by LeLutka. Man, how many times can I say LeLutka in one post, haha!

Anyway, moving on: For his mesh body I demoed the male Slink Physique and Belleza’s Jake. Those were the two I felt would work best for him thinking about shape and wardrobe. I demoed the Male Pysique when it was released so I had an idea of how that one worked and looked, but Belleza blew me away with the detailing on their male body. Much like the Maitreya Lara it got those extra details that looks A-MA-ZING with materials turned on! So even though I thought the Male Physique would be a better choice wardrobe wise I went with the Jake body. My hubby agreed, so I am not the only one liking this body, hehe. I also really love that Jake is not super muscular. I haven’t really played around with extreme sliders, but if you would want a normal looking fit body this is the one to go for.

The price as of the date I bought the Belleza Jake mesh body was 2999L$. It comes complete with skins with and without body hair, bento hands, feet and loads of alpha cuts. It also came with a free outfit. Not my hubby’s style, but it is very nice of the creator to include something for you to go shopping in:)
To my knowledge this body is still in Beta meaning the price might go up at a later date, so if you are in the market for a new male mesh body I would suggest at least go pick up a demo of this one.
Only issues I have noticed so far is that the skin texture on the Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier I got to match the skin that came with the LeLutka Andrea head stretches a bit on the fingers and the neck seam is not seamless. The neck blender on the body helps, but that solution will never be optimal. But hey, it’s in beta still so those issues most likely will get fixed:)

So there we have the essentials out of the way, now for the trimmings:) I got some shoes for him at Shoetopia where I found two pairs to choose from and I got him the A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- Coffee. I think they are a very classic pair and the textures are really awesome. A very good choice if you want something that goes with a more gentlemanly wardrobe;)

 

For clothing so far I haven’t found that many stores yet, so I still need those suggestions:P But I have been shopping at GAS and have gotten the Tommy jeans and the Adam shirt. A neat thing about the shirt is that it comes in both tucked and un-tucked versions. Very good for changing up the look! Both clothing items also comes with colour changing HUDs. I am not too keen on all of the the shirt colours, but maybe I just need more to layer and mix it up with. The jeans I really like though, nice colour options for the pants and the belt! Very easy to dress up or down.

And now for the pièce de résistance: My hubby has always sported a beard in SL and of course I had to find him a new one instead of that dreadful thing I made him several years ago. *shudders* Anyone else hate looking at old things they made a long time ago?
Anyway, I went looking for a bento beard and there are actually some options out there. Not many for Andrea yet, sadly. But I went with one from Dubious Intent, a store I have never heard of. I liked the beard, but found that the textures didn’t really match my needs, so I tried my hand at some texturing again, as I have done with several of my own hairs over the years, and am happy with the results for now. The colours that comes with the beard originally are very nice, just darker than I had hoped, my bad for not demoing properly.
If there is one wish I have for male avatars out there it is more facial hair! Preferably bento of course, hehe. But first clothes of course, gotta look presentable. Then again… Nope, stopit Nea. This post is long an messy enough as it is, haha!

 

Phew! I think that covers it all. Although very crudely, I am really not good at blogging clothes and avatar components, and especially not as many as this in one go. I probably should have made several, but I really wanted to put all the essentials in one post.

Anyway, upgraded ❤ from Nea

 

 

What the glorious man is wearing:

A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- Coffee JAKE
GAS [Men’s MESH Jeans Tommy – Belleza Jake]
GAS [Men’s MESH Shirt Adam – tucked in – Belleza]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band (not available)
Doobious Intent Salt&Pepper Size1
.LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier

 

The glorious Man Cave:

Apple Fall Tatty Chair (Leather)
Apple Fall Masculine Bar
Apple Fall Books w/ Deer Head Bookends
Apple Fall Antique Art
Bazar Stockholm-Typewriter
.:revival:. zen garden (Deco(c)rate “Now and Zen”)
Second Spaces – Frozen Elegance Table (Deco(c)rate “Frozen Elegance)
DRD – Series 01 – Velvet Couch – Light (DRD Shadowbox September)
Soy. Scattered papers (group gift)
Life of Me – Granny’s Crapola Ashtray – Teal (cig giver)
cybersculpt steREO COMPONTENS IN STAND
Enchanted Woods v2 -8 (3 group)
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

Completely Revamping a Classic Linden Lab Avatar.

Winter love

Hello corner creatures!

Several months ago I asked if you guys were interested in some stuff for men here on my blog, I don’t know what you guys think about that, but I have decided to try my hands at blogging some guy stuff! Yaay!

I have spent the last week browsing bento heads, mesh bodies, some clothing stores, been shopping at Shoetopia, all to get a grip on this huge task I have set myself and to make myself a male alt. A male alt. The thought seemes so daunting though. To spend 10000s of thousands of lindens on something I only use for blogging. This has never been my goal in SL. I have always bought myself stuff that I felt like using. Not to say that I haven’t bought a shitload of usless stuff, hehe, but still.
Today though I found some men’s shoes at Shoetopia that my dear hubby have been wanting in RL and I decided to do what should have been obvious to me from the start: I decided to ask my hubby to let me upgrade his SL avatar. Eeep!
I would have freaked out if somebody asked this of me!
My hubby though, the sweetest, and most awesome thing in the world kindly gave me permission to style his classic SL avi in full mesh from head to toe. He doesn’t use SL much, but at least the lindens spent would go towards not only blogging, but also hopefully some enjoyment for him when he does log on once in a blue moon:) The last time he was online, and only by my request for a couples picture, was in December of 2016! ❤ you Hubby!

Anyway I am rambling a bit aren’t I. Today I logged into his account, made a folder system for clothes, shoes and accessories in his inventory and got a bunch of mesh body part demos. And the answer is no. I didn’t get any naughty body parts you pervs, *giggles*

I don’t know how long one usually take to upgrade to mesh now that everything is readily available. Myself I upgraded as the products became available, so no huge bulk cost. But for dear hubby we would need to shell out at least 9K all at once just for head, body and skin. Then comes hair, both for head and face. And then some clothes for the poor guy.

If I could ask one huge favour of you guys it would be to please send me LMs, links or just names of stores that sell stuff for men. I have found some myself, but SL is so vast that I don’t think I have scratched the surface.

Manly, but appropriate ❤ from Nea

 

 

 

In this old picture:

On me:
Catwa Catya bento mesh head
Catwa Rigged Eyes Catya (with home made texture. Or texture from the Catwa Eyes hud)
Maitreya Lara mesh body
L’Etre – Cindy Skin [Pearl Tone] applier for Catwa and matching body, feet and hands appliers for Maitreya, Slink and Omega in Pearl
SN Fae mesh ears
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe
Vista Prohand right V.1 FINAL
Vista Prohand left V.1 FINAL
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
Yellow and white gold wedding band made by me
Rose gold collar made by me
Silver ruby ring made by me
Diamond nose stud made by me
Blueberry – Cory – Sweater Dress – Maitreya
Blueberry – Craven – Glass Heels Boots – Maitreya
~i~ Essential Tights Applier HUD 2

On Falaacus Allegiere:
A&A Top Hat Basic
Boy next door skin Linden Lab Library
Eyes (Velvet Brown)
Hair is by me, but not for sale
Rest of his outfit is made by me and can, unfortunately still be found in my Marketplace store.

 

Our lovely Christmas surroundings:

dust bunny . acorn treehouse . RARE
dust bunny . acorn treehouse . RARE
Crete- Hammock chair
LAQ Decor ~ Christmas Tree – Classic
LAQ Decor ~ Lantern String Lights (Colored)
dust bunny . blanket stool
Pixicat Sphynx
[DDD] Low Poly Tree – Small – D

 

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus