AD Creations and is the prize on the Fashioncentric 5 Hunt. With the new month starting, hunts will be underway again soon. This is the last day for many great gathering adventures, so if you were lazy -- get out there and find those prize vendors!
Cheeky Pea adjusts to your prim budget. Chairs are an amazing three prims, table is two. Shadows are included but can be unlinked (yeah). Part of the Stumblebum April Mood theme which starts tomorrow, the seat features nine different prints all in the color palette for the event. The items on the table can be rezzed one at a time or in a group as shown. They DO count against your prim allotment so can be used on estate land that ban temp rezzers.
The full set comes with lots and lots of different animations and prop givers (phone, tea cup etc.). The stand alone chair has different sits, so be sure and check out both models to see what works best for you.
You can purchase just the table, just the chair or as a set which includes a very cute nine prim lighting fixture. Lots of options. Plenty of decorating fun.
Here is the list of the Stumblebum participants for April 1- 15: April: 1-14
Aura, Illusory, Truth, Kyoot, Frooti, Insufferable Dastard, Miao, Cheeky Pea, Paper.Doll, Boom
Guest - Piddile
Now about those painter hand prints on my behind --- THOSE are my "do you remember" item of the eve. I found them as I was finishing up my Body Parts > Tattoo folder, readying myself to tackle Chav's Stuff in my inventory clean up. I am down to 34,000 from 40,000 and feeling good about my reorganization.
The hand prints were a prize in the 2009 LAP Poop Hunt from a store named *smudge. I loved them then and I love them now.
Pose by: BehaviorBody
Posted by Chic Aeon in new releases on Thursday, March 29, 2012
Pose by: BehaviorBody
Blogger is changing the interface and this is my first post on the new one. While I often go kicking and screaming into the future, I think this is a big improvement. A bit of getting used to but lots more room and most buttons seem obvious. Yeah!
Poses by: Vista Animations
Trompe Loeil - Sky Island Skysphere, a mesh fantasy creation. The hills and valleys offer intimate areas for your creative endeavors. Place a picnic area here, a cozy cottage there, some flora and fauna -- and you have a lovely place in the sky. My favorite part is the sphere which seems to have its own atmosphere. Sunlight and shadows filter though and Windlight settings are tons of fun! The sphere measure 64 x 64 with the island area being 40 x 40. You can use them together or separately. At only 91 prims, this is quite a bargain.
Poses by: LAP and Diesel Works
I also have a TASTEFUL new neighbor at my cottage by the bridge (my permanent home for now since I am no longer at LEA). She moved in the night before last and I now have cute houses and lovely trees and grasses as my vista. In order to enjoy my expanded view, I opened up an exterior wall. That gave way to a redesign of the house as well as some Spring cleaning and redecoration. I added a mini photo studio on one wall. It is almost unnoticeable and very low prim. Both work well for my 512 lot.
eXxEsS, REDUX in black. It comes complete with platform boots. The recent hair release, .:EMO-tions:. *DOMENICA *, works very well.
Poses by: BehaviorBody from the newly released Fashion Series Poses set (includes mirrors).
First up a new version of Lisa from Akeruka. With lots of vampy makeups to choose from, this was my personal favorite (MK1) which features dark eye shadows and pale lips. There is a matching never sees the light of day Damien skin for the guys. Should you be into role play or simply like to hang out in coffins, head over there.
Alli&Ali called Wilma. This is one of my favorite recent releases from that shop and you can try it out for free in a pretty caramel color on the Marketplace.
Some of you may remember that I made poses and animations for awhile. That experience taught me how very difficult it is to make smooth animations that appear lifelike. These are up towards the top of the mountain quality wise, so if you are looking for something special, zip on over to the shop and try some out. The packs are sold as limited editions, for now anyway. Personally, I don't care if forty or four hundred or four thousand people have what I have as long as I like it *wink*. But some of you do care, so if being elite works for you -- this is your store. I am planning on slipping the animations into an AO to keep that inventory down *wink*.
There are some group gift items at the shop too.
Outfit by Vextra Fashion (not new).
Poses by: EPHIPHANY
Posted by Chic Aeon in Do You Remember on Friday, March 23, 2012
As the conversation continued, the Fruit Fetish calendar from (*chanimations was mentioned. It wasn't difficult to remember Gogo posting the whole calendar a couple of years back. There are twelve props with animations. Use them for a calendar or just for fun. Use the poses built into the props or add your own favorite poseballs after YOU clean out your animations folder *wink*.
Very pretty, I can't wait until it is melon season again. It SNOWED six inches yesterday in my corner of the globe. Yikes! Shown here with one of the !dM deviousMind "Perola do Brasil" colors (kiwi) -- not vintage but it certainly is a great pairing colorwise.
Psst! A little fairy told me that the calendar set is currently on sale, so check that out.
Pose by: BehaviorBody
Posted by Chic Aeon in Do You Remember on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
And here's the story on the money bag. Gogo found this at Little Heaven and blogged about it. Lust was in my heart. I had to have one too. So I zipped over to the shop and found the camper. Back then (March 2008) product camping was a big thing. You sat and reaped the rewards of a product of your choice. In this case the camping prop was a noose. Yes, really. I don't remember the time frame, but let's call it half an hour of hanging in a noose on a gallows. I really must have wanted the backpack.
It dispenses money as you walk along. The money is timed of course and disappears. This was just at the beginning of sculpties and the pack is actually made from prims. It would fall short by today's standards, but four years ago? Wow. My search no longer brings up a Little Heaven store, but if it is gone, it had a good long run.
My hair was my trademark style for about a year. Carolina Jasmine Dark Frost from Calla where I spent many many happy hours camping for hairs and playing trivia for real lindens. The top prize, if you had the correct answer was $50. Much fun.
Pose by: aDORKable
Pose by: aDORKable
Before I get to that, fashion news especially for the feeds. This cute, barely there outfit is from Paradisis. And congrats to designer ankhari tammas who JUST turned five! Parts from the So Sexy set come separately and there are many colors to choose from. The purse will come in handy of course for storing all those crystals.
I like to think that this blog goes beyond fashion, at least from time to time. Something is amiss in our world and simply put, I would like a chronicle for history's sake.
Here's the deal. Linden Realms opened the first of December. I journeyed over mid month when my desktop was down and I was oh so bored (Graphics on my notebook? No way!) I thought it might be a game my RL girlfriend and I could play together. Eventually that came to pass. Things looked very odd though on my 1.23.5 viewer. No mesh! Oh my.
Eventually I made it over on my rebuilt computer and Firestorm 3.22. MUCH better. My alt visits often. I am not embarrassed to be there hunting crystals but I have way too many IMs and mail; so disruptive when you are running from rock monsters. At first it was fun and things worked well, but the last month or so? No so much. There are six "regions" of Tyrah's made up of twelve sims each. If you zoom out on the map you can see that there are many MORE instances of Tyrah's -- not accessible. They may have been made for the future; I know not.
What I DO know is that things are breaking in the Realms. They are breaking and not getting fixed. Currently there are only two portals that lead to instances of Tyrah's that will load your HUD. The hud let's new folks know what they need to do for their quest. A couple of months ago people were questing up a storm. Colored bubbles with avatars inside covered the landscape as they raced against rock monsters to reach canons along the edge of the region. I haven't seen a colored bubble in many weeks.
Whole sims are not working. The sim is still there with trees and sometimes buildings, but there are no crystals to collect and most often no rock monsters to run from. Even while the sims fail to deliver their optimum enjoyment, attendance is increasing. Between fewer crystals and more people, the challenge is escalating. Not necessarily a bad thing.
I have a few friends that visit the Realms. Some have just joined after seeing what fun it is to hunt those crystals, some have returned to the fold after long absences. So in that way, the Realms have been a success. But why are things breaking and WHY are they not being fixed? I see reports on the Answer Forum from folks wanting to report Realm sims that are down. Obviously, I am not the only one that has noticed.
The general consensus among my friends is that The Labs have a popular game within a game; so popular it is costing them too much money. So when things break, they simply don't fix them. There are a few with more dire ideas that The Labs are purposefully turning off sims to keep the cost of payout down.
I of course don't know the answer. I DO know that folks are noticing. It doesn't send a good message. According to New World Notes, LL says that the new user base has increased. The idea that most of the new users are younger seems likely to me. There is a lot of cheating going on in the Realms. I can't see forty year olds playing the game that way.
It seems like The Labs have abandoned their brainchild of 2011 in favor of the new Wilderness regions made for premium members. I can't visit as I am not premium, but I can look over my RL friend's shoulders and I plan to do that some day. I am having difficulty getting excited about the Wilderness. From the press it seems like some regions where you can meet and chat and such without worrying about the "no payment info on file" folks, indeed without even us with payment info on file but not used :D.
That's my tirade for the eve. I just wanted this down so that I could refer to it in the future. It will be interesting to see what happens to the Realms.
Later note: Since I was at the realms and had a bunch of crystals to turn in that I had forgotten about AND a quest to finish, I tried to do that. While I tried both doors where the hud still works, it appears that the quest is broken and you cannot actually continue or indeed ever get paid for your efforts. This has been a long time issue, but one I thought had been fixed. Silly me. Good to know though as my girlfriend can just hunt for crystals tomorrow when she comes to visit. No point in questing it seems. So much effort gone to waste. Sad.
Pose by: Nigotine
Posted by Chic Aeon in Do You Remember
Going along with that little girl look, we have one of my favorite old hairs, KOSH- FANNY FROM THE TREE. A few of you may remember when there were weekly dollarbies at Kosh and Concrete flowers. I still have quite a few things from then, that says a lot.
Photo taken at The Loft.
Pose by: adplayin Fayray, part of the towel set
What's a combat outfit without great boots? The textures on these are amazing. There are even small scuffs in the leather.
Click that photo for a close up look.
While these and other new releases aren't available quite yet, you can find similar merchandise at the PXDTOXIC shop.
Poses by: Diesel Works
Shown is one of the dandy tanks with easy day trousers. Tanks come with two styles of hems and pants come in two lengths. Lots of sizes as always. I seemed to have gained a bit of weight in this release *wink* so you too may need to move up a size.
Pose by: Dutchies bar stool
Posted by Chic Aeon in Do You Remember on Sunday, March 18, 2012
As I was wandering though my Accessories > backpacks folder I found this antique. That got me to thinking. So as a reward to myself for tackling that inventory I am going to take a walk down Memory Lane. You oldsters can remember before sculpts, when textures were most often 256 x 256 and sometimes 16 x 16 -- those good old, bad old days. I'll be posting my reminiscences and if anyone would like to join in the project (Nissa are you still reading?) feel free to link your post or Flickr photo to this post or any of the future ones. There will be a category on the side called "Do You Remember". And if any of you still have these goodies, that would be fun to know too.
First up: TheZoo Adventurer Backpack (March 15, 2008).
Remember The Zoo? Sculpties were very new then and the server took forever to load the streetlamps there. Animals were in evidence and boutique stores lined the center park-like zoo area. Tuli had her store there for a long while. This backpack was a free item. It took me many trips to find and it wasn't a hunt. I can't remember the details, but I was SO thrilled when I finally found the giveaway vendor.
Honorable mention: Kissy Kissy hair from Tiny Bird (Sept 5, 2009). This was a give away on the second PooP Hunt, after LAP had moved to its own sim sharing with Tiny Bird and housing many smaller shops. We were looking for piles of poop and toilet paper roles. Lots of great gifts, I wore this hair for a very long time, mostly in silver.
Pose by: LAP, "Break It Down" I don't remember the story behind this pose but I have had it since Sept 1, 2009.
Posted by Chic Aeon in new releases
Posted by Chic Aeon in skins on Saturday, March 17, 2012
EMO-tions is from last Fall. I always liked it, just never had a partner skin. This works very nicely. Oh what wonders we find when cleaning out our inventory *wink*.
Poses by: Diesel Works
This nicely textured 115 prim house is from *Kukuvaya* Home. Two story and mod, it would work for many folks. The bench is the gift from Second Spaces and the tulip planter from Tranquility Way Station. Wander the charming streets and find some great items for your home.
My dress of the morning is the hunt prize at Fashion for Life from EMO-tions. My hair, simply named "hairpiece" comes in a variety of natural shades with this being dark gray. Find it at the Salon de GLOW store. Asymmetrical flower shapes add a touch of whimsy to this updo. The front frames the face with long messy bangs.
Poses by: SyDS
While I am definitely a gal at heart, I have always been intrigued by the androgyny look. Long ago -- maybe three years -- there was a blogger who presented that look in each post. With great photography skills and a good sense of style, it was a pleasure to view those features. Sometimes the look would be more male, sometimes female. In truth, they definitely (notice the lack of gender mentioned) did a great job presenting the lifestyle choice.
The release is huge with tons of choices. One of the most fun bonuses in my estimation are the makeups. Here I stacked two. Demos are of course available. This is a great skin if you are "young" or "boyish" or if you are a male that loves that softer look.
Blue Blood called Nightly. Pink, purple, red and teal versions are also available. Mesh boots previously featured are from lassitude & ennui.
Poses by: Juxtapose
Posted by Chic Aeon in freebies on Monday, March 12, 2012
He asked me to be on the lookout for some good quality (and free) jeans. Amazingly when you are looking for something it seems harder to find. Isn't that the way. Well happily I now have a set for him. Not only are the jeans very nice with great texturing and optional prim bottoms, they come with an equally nice shirt.
Since I didn't want to recommend something I hadn't tried on -- well, you know where the story is going -- blog post. The anniversary gift from Rispetto Designs, Operaio Outfit in blue, fills the bill and downsizes beautifully for gals that like the rugged look. Ladies that like the formal look should check in the women's department next door.
Anyone who has followed this blog for a long while knows how I love belts with lots of "stuff". This [BUKKA] Buttle belt ver2.3(woman) is happily in the archives of the subscribo. You also get a very nice over the shoulder satchel. Just check the archive history and reap the goodies.
Since I am not a fan of war or war games, I headed over to the mines which seemed like an appropriate place for dynamite et al.
Poses by: LAP
Akeruka has four skins out with 100% donated to Fashion For Life 2012. This is Audrey Natural New Makeup :D.
Poses by: aDORKable
My dress of the day is the new tangled dress in cedar from JANE for the Mesh March Madness event. This is my personal favorite of the release group. Happily I blend in nicely with the forest. The newest studies show that 75% of residents are now using mesh viewers so I feel comfortable enough wearing this out and about. Yeah!
These are what you are looking for. They are sometimes alone, often with "friends". Look high, look low, look in the water. Look in obvious places and places not so obvious.
Most of all, have fun.
And now I am going back to hunting.
Poses by: Vista Animations, the book pile
And tonight I am here at what I still think of as the Relay For Life fashion venue - now Fashion for Life, an event I have covered four times in my fashionista career. The designers have made some beautiful new items for the occasion. So be sure and stop by. Shown here is a really striking mini from EMO-tions, the Hera dress. It comes with a long skirt also. The hair I am wearing is one of EMO-tion's new Domenica styles which include hairbase and VERY VERY long high ponytail. I like it!
It is another transition time for me. I will be leaving LEA12 in a few days as our endowments are up. The future is uncertain for the moment, but that's really OK. There are always adventures and new paths to choose from. I have been visiting the other LEA sims and doing some filming while I have the chance. Soon they will be gone and all we will have are our memories and photos.
I have been blogging for four years now. This is an anniversary of sorts. So here's to all the new kids on the block -- may they be sixteen or sixty or eighty-three :D. We have so much to celebrate in our virtual world. May it nourish us and spur us on to be the best that we can be.
Poses by: Juxtapose
Poses by: Juxtapose
Wonder's boot are the guy prize from Opium on the Moolto hunt (see this post).
Poses by: Vista Animations, LAP, Helamiyo, Juxtapose