Arty Deco

Where DID November go?

The last day of the month and that means The Challenge has started anew. This month's theme is Art Deco, a period in the 1920s which had a revival in the late 1960s. Either way it is back in time a bit and a style I love.

Featured here are two of my favorite pieces from this round:

Enchanted 3D's Roaring 2020s fireplace

Fiasco's Melrose Lamp

Check out all the great work from this month at the official blog.

A perfect accompaniment for retro outfits be they 20s or 60s or somewhere in between are these tassled pumps from Baiastice for FaMESHed -- which of course starts TOMORROW.   Many many colors and versions to fit most any mesh feet are available.

I was thinking as I put these on how great we look in our mesh feet and bodies. Thinking back to the heels for system feet is painful. These fit perfectly and give that stylish back in time look just right for some outfits. 

Hair: eXxEsS Zora
Dress: Blogger Apps Exclusive Dress Blueberray (not available)

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

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Second Life Advent Calendar List 2015

Two of the RARES from Sway's at the December Arcade
The Christmas Tree Lot Advent report has been part of this blog's holidays for a few years now. With so much going on neither Sami nor I are promising to blog our favorites daily. You are big girls and boys and our choices might not be yours, so checking the gifts on your own is a good idea AND part of the fun.

But I have been doing some sleuthing and here is a list of SOME of the many Advent calendars and celebrations happening this month.

I will update this list as I find more places, but in some cases you will need to join a group before the first of December or you will not be able to click on those cute little boxes, calendars numerals etc.  So here is what I know.

SWAY'S - free to all - hunt for the "keys" that will garner your prizes.

This year there is a hud instead of notecards so wander around Sways to find the baubles, click and fill your hud. One prize per day. Read the notecard that comes from the signs shown here :D.

Here is a list of other  verified places (thank you Sami).

Updated November 30th

MEVA - Group (pay)

ENTICE - Group (free) tree with presents to the right of the store

7 Deadly s{K}ins  - Group (free until 30,000) gifts for guys and gals

ALB DREAM FASHION - Group (free but will close during Advent) Join the LAMU group. 

Loordes of London - Group (free) - kiosk like last years

Emerald Couture - Group (free)  - advent boxes on shelves (past gift calendar on a nearby wall that may be pay)

Hello Dave - Group (free) - Box at landing point - nail appliers

Watercolors in the Rain - Group (free) teleport from the sign at the landing point to the calendar

KittyCats?  " KittyCatS Winter Wonderland Sim, this special event will run from December 14 through January 4 and will be a hunt-type event where people can search for special snowballs to find special gifts!"

** A Christmas Advent-ure Hud (Timeless Textures and Lantian Flox - very spiffy)  wear the hud and it will teleport you to various stops each day.  Yes, it's free!

Places include:

Inkheart - Group (no fee)

ReAct Naughty or Nice calendar (same set up as last year where you teleport to find the VERY BIG hunt object and take your chances)

SOIR (adult) - traditional wall calendar

8i8Mariposa Gardens - Group (no fee) traditional calendar in cute village

C Store and Basanti Jewellery - Group (fee) traditional calendar

Lyrical B!zarre Templates - Group (fee) calendar by very cute train set

Mieville Christmas Land - traditional calendar

Moondance Boutique - Group (fee) traditional calendar

Perfect Seduction - traditional calendar

Lantian Flox - boxes to click on the ground like last year

Timeless Textures - traditional calendar

Starting later in the month (12 days)

CERO STYLE:  wall calendar

Chop Zuey: one free and one group (fee) calendar like last year

Others that have been advertised:

Drama Libre - (Sami used to go to their parties when she was a babe and they are still around. Amazing!)  Traditional calendar on the docks

Needful Pixels (adult) - three white trees with numbers like last year

Moonstorme Creations Advent Christmas  (kids and toddlers and baby items) Free and transfer.

Advent Calendar Gift HUNT - (Group - Afrodita Shop - free)

Shiny Squirrel's Shops - traditional calender

Helping Haven -  free, no mention of group

Moonstar Advent Calendar - free for all - also present rezzer

Mrs Santa Christmas Market HUNT - two to three baubles with gifts to find each day

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable and homemade

Hunts and Gifts and All That Jazz

December is looking like a whirlwind. Well I bet you already figured that out.

With so much happening, it is difficult to spend your time wisely.  The POE8 hunt (soon) is definitely worth adding to your calendar.

In the foreground, the Elysium  Unisex bag for POE 2015. It comes in an attachable version of course, but it only weighs in at 1 land impact -- so think of it as "decor" also :D.

My neutral, go with everything top is from 20.FIVE. Look for the Lately top  -- and of course it comes in four other colors by hud. A great basic to wear under other garments or show off your ------

new Tattoos!  This is of course from White Widow. You smart gals can spot designers, I know that. Along with traditional tattoos for legacy avatars there is a long list of applier versions with three choices of denseness.

Beautiful as always, you don't want to miss this.

My earrings are only one color of many, many, many ball earrings from Elysium . Yep, much goodness at that shop. Mark that on your "really want to find this one" list when the hunt begins on the first.

Here's your closeup. Click for a full sized photo!

Hair:  eXxEsS : JEZINKA

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Now let's talk about this skin I am wearing. It is the new group gift skin from Lumae,  :: Jewel. It comes in eight (yes eight) tones. I am wearing one of the lighter versions. It also comes with enough choices to make your head spin and appliers for things I haven't even heard of. I can't imagine getting a more complete skin set.

There are legacy skins as well as numerous appliers. There are choices for brows and freckles and cleavages (many). I am truly impressed.

If I have my story straight Lumiya Rae decided to take a break and work on her skills, retiring her older skins soon and starting fresh. Well she has definitely done a great job. I really understand that need to feel at the top of your skill level as I have been there too lately. So here is to being the best we can be and creating things we are truly proud of. A very good plan!