Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New skins from +Aii+

+Aii+ has released a new skin series:
+Lady of Sin Feleth Skins+
Shown: Onrii (top picture); Lyss (bottom picture)
These fantasy skins are available in a dozen styles ranging from very pale gray through yellow, blue, violet, a range of creams and browns to black on black.

Hair ~ LeLutka  OOPS hair
Eyes ~ +Aii+ Soul Collector's Eyes Haze
Jewelry ~ May's Soul Slave Jewelry
Armor ~ May's Soul Muse Armour
Boots ~ Liv Glam Amore High Stiletto Boots
Tail ~ +Aii+ Spaded Tail

+Aii+ The Ugly & Beautiful
Photo spot: Sparrow Song, a part of the Elf Circle group. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sparrow%20Song/33/189/24

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Late November and SL is turning frosty

There are a couple of great activities you really need to check out this week

1. Skating @ Calas

Ty and Truck have opened the skating rink at Calas and the sim looks wonderful! Skating @ Calas has been one of my favorite things for several years now. Free skates are available at the site or wear your own. There are photo spots, dances and cuddles all over the sim.

I am wearing the latest creations from Roots & Wings while enjoying the scenery around the Calas skating rink.
The winter coat is available in 7 different colors. It is very well done. The textures are nice and I particularly like the lacing on the back. It's classy and makes the coat fit really well. 

The coats are available at a special discount price until November 23.
Winter Coat ~ Roots & Wings  Marianne (rose) and Sabine (golden- available this weekend for only L$60)
Hair ~ Truth Bronwyn
Skin ~ LAQ Jennie2
Gloves ~ Sweet tea 10 colors + appliers
Boots ~ Voodoo Monkey
Skates ~ Abranimations Super skates w hud

2. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you want to do something that's just crazy fun, visit the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, going on now till November 26.

You can watch the floats from the crowded sidewalks, but it's much more fun to jump on one of the floats and ride it down the parade route. These are SO well done. Each float has it's own sound stream and dances to fit the music. You can  ride the float from one end of the route to the other, jump off, run up the start and ride another. My friends and I spent a couple of hours doing that and laughed the whole time.

... and yes, I am wearing a turkey tail. The outfit is "Gobble Gobble" from Lovecats- what else would I wear for a Thanksgiving Day parade?

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
May your week be full of blessings and joy!

Roots & Wings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Just a reminder...

The world has had a tremendous shock this weekend and we all feel the need to express our pain, outrage and sorrow. The Second Life community is just as real as any other community. Many of us "know" people through SL who may have been in harm's way and are praying that our friends are safe and well.

Reach out to each other and don't forget to express the joy that your SL friends bring to your life, the love you feel for them and the hope that what we do here in SL will help bring global communication and understanding.

If you wish a tangible way to express your feelings, donate to the Red Cross or inworld, attend one of the many fund raising dances or other activities designed to show support for those who are feeling the brunt of the pain.

 Many SL designers have expressed their feelings through creating art, clothing, flags, etc with support messages for the people of Paris. Most of these items are available free on MP or in the stores. One of those designers is Elisa Cabassoun, who made the "Pray for Paris" dress I was wearing at a Remember Paris party. The dress is available free at the Roots & Wings store. [Boots not included]


I know that my wearing a dress in SL won't make a difference to the people of Paris, but the reminder is important for me.
Many thanks to my friends who reached out to me this week, wept with me, held me and reminded me that there is more good than evil in the world.

One spirit in the dark,
Like a candle wavers
Many spirits joined as one,
Burn with the power of the blazing sun.
There is strength in community,
The circle empowers you and me.
The circle binds yet sets us free,
As we will, so may it be.

Un esprit dans le noir,
Telle une chandelle, vacille
Plusieurs esprits joints en un seul
Brûlent avec le pouvoir intense du soleil
Il y a de la force dans la communauté,
Le cercle nous valorise, toi et moi
Le cercle nous retient, et malgré cela, il nous libère
Comme nous serons, et qu'il en soit ainsi

Red Cross
Roots & Wings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New from +Aii+

Another new look from +Aii+ the Kagun Garment

This is my take on Kagun. I had to do some homework to find out more about this manga character. Kagun is androgynous-looking  and is a scientist who can bring the dead back to life. He's also an educator. In battle he uses a sword, which I interpreted as possibly being a laser scalpel.

Aii's outfit is cute, not at all androgynous and very sexy.
It comes with a cape which can be worn or not. The cape comes rigged or unrigged and with a scripted option so that the arms will stay inside the confines of the cape regardless of the AO or pose you choose. Braided ribbons, pearls and flexy pieces give this outfit movement and add interest.

The system stockings are included, as are appliers for TMP bodies. The toes of the stockings are open so that you can use them with your clawed feet.
I decided to be guided by the description of Kagun I'd found online and added black boots.

After a good session in the lab, every scientist knows that the research must be recorded and reported or it never happened. It's chilly in my library, so the cape was a welcome addition.

 Outfit by +Aii+ Kagun Garment, cloak, stockings and all accessories included
 Hair Argrace Minato
 Shoes 7 Exits Affinity Boots

+Aii+ the Ugly & Beautiful http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devils%20Tail/128/68/32
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

From +Aii+ at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

The latest round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival opens November 7. This round's theme is "Silver, Gold ~ Angels and the dark side of the Moon"
  +Aii+ has some wonderful masks and jewelry in the machines.

Based on the Tsukiyomi myth*, these are truly magical. The beads float around the head as though they are in orbit. The masks are resizable. All pieces will be available in both gold and silver with a variety of stone and mask colors.
Jewelry ~ +Aii+ Silver/Black Tsukiyomi crown and Black/silver Tsukiyomi Magical Beads
Hair ~ Magika Take
Outfit ~ DeMonique Designs Coven Robe
Skin ~ *Step inSide* Fae Skin russet

Male model ~ All accessories from +Aii+
Black/silver Tsukiyomi Magical Beads
Silver/Black Tsukiyomi Mask
Aharu Hair
Man's tattered kimono

* Tsukiyomi is a moon god in Shinto and Japanese mythology. According to Japanese folklore, Tsukiyomi was created by Izanagi, who made the moon god using his own right eye.


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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Roots & Wings for November

There are some really pretty new dresses at Roots & Wings this week.
Designer, Eliza Cabassoun,  used some of her gorgeous photos to texture the dresses and coordinated Slink Mid heels (sold separately). The dresses are mesh in the standard 5 sizes.



Shown here, Winter Sunshine  and Miss New Orleans dresses and coordinated shoes. These and five other styles are featured at the Roots & Wings store. The new dresses are in the MM and Lucky boards.

Autumn Hibiscus Dress, a red print, is the Roots & Wings Group Gift and the Autumn Hibiscus Slink Heels are the Roots & Wings VIP Group Gift.
The regular group is L$25 to join and the VIP group is L$200.
Hair ~ LeLutka Marie Nutcracker

Pictures taken @ Calas Galadhon Park Sims, one of the finest recreational and scenic destinations in SL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calas%20Galadhon/142/230/22
and @ Bourbon Street In New Orleans City
Roots & Wings new store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Beginning in November

The Forgotten Game
A new round of Fair Play has begun. The designers are turning to thoughts of cold weather. Longer dresses and a few fur cloaks have joined the usual offerings of fantasy clothing and armor.

Designer Showcase

There's a new round of Designer showcase as well... found this cute sweater dress and boots that seemed to be made for each other. I don't wear "mundane" clothes often. Most of the things in my inventory would be considered costumes by the mainstream SL community, so when I do buy something, you know I'm really impressed by the style, textures and workmanship.

Firestorm Spooky Nights Hunt
If you use the Firestorm viewer and you're looking for a really easy hunt, check out this one. It just started on Halloween and goes through November 30. It was organized by Spooky Klaar, who does some of the best grid-wide hunts in SL, and 150 designers have contributed to the prizes. All prizes are hidden on the Firestorm sims, so you don't have to go too far to find them. http://www.firestormviewer.org/hunt-hints/

Dress ~ Hudson's Harvest Gypsy Peasant
Dress ~ !Finale Couture Maxine Knit Dress
Boots ~ Lindy Karla Tawny

Hair ~ Analog Dog Sassafras
Skin ~ Plastik Astrali Skin Summer Heat

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