Autumn Masquerade

48932217293_4705962fe1_4k.jpgAutumn by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So Sasy invited me to tag along to a masquerade ball being held by The Fashion Loft. I’ve not been to a formal event in years. #platformdwelling So, there was some shopping to do. I decided it’s October, autumn, there was a high chance of many attending would go with a gothic or Halloween theme, in additional to very formal and elaborate. I’m pleased to say I calculated correctly. A few were horror/gothic, most were black or red gowns.

I went with Autumn as my theme and wanted to keep it very simple. I found this great mask first, a gacha from HEXtraordinary, and went from there for aesthetic. I knew it might be a challenge to find a good fit color wise, then I recalled the immense number of gowns from my past social life I collected long ago that hadn’t even been worn yet and with BOM now in effect I had many options. So glad Slink has come out with the Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux)! Very pleased that I can wear some fantastic system skins I have like the Isla skin by League.

I haven’t been a huge fan of mesh gowns as I don’t care for the movement waist down due to rigging, so I deep dived for some flexi. I revisited my Last Call, and Nicky Ree stash. However, nothing matched the tones of my mask I had already selected and was determined to use.

48932945847_f9f68feacb_5k.jpgAutumn Masquerade by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

A quick review of Marketplace turned up this lovely autumn gown by Caverna Obscura. It’s available in a few autumn gradients, and I went with brown in case there was someone else with the same idea, they would likely go with the “Pumpkin” option which was more vibrant. The dress did not come with any alphas, so I found an alpha from a slip dress that worked.

The mask and dress were a great match. I tinted some gold opera gloves (system layer) from Adam n Eve to match the bodice. I eschewed jewelry and went with some particle sparkles in gold and green from Cole’s Corner which are currently available at Uber. Since I haven’t actually shopped in a while for formal wear or even purposely chosen an updo for such purposes I went with a half up half down style from Kuni. It was pulling out older content and I was pleased with how well much of it held up since mesh. Looking forward to hopefully wearing some in the near future.

Hair: Kuni – Ari
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Body/Parts: Slink  – Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux)
Skin: League – Isla – Sunkiss – Natural Brunette (system)
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes
Mask: HEXtraordinary – Autumn Leaf Mask #6 [GACHA]
Gloves: Adam n Eve – Opera Gloves – Gold (tinted to match bodice) (system)
Dress: Caverna Obscura – Autumn Leaves Gown – Brown
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Glitterati – Gold & Emerald (Currently available at Uber))
Shoes: Essenz – Beverly Hills
Wood: Heart – Enchanted Autumn Path with Lanterns
Backdrop: Minimal – Kunstmuseen Autumn Leaves Corner (Currently available at Uber)
Cat: Fashionably Dead – Cat – 12 Curious [GACHA]
Bench: Apple Fall – Apple Fall Old Stained Bench
Poses: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

More Houseboats Are Coming!

47853360331_dce030a508_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

If you’ve been waiting for that dream houseboat get ready! According to Patch Linden, in less than 24 hours …40 regions of houseboats are coming! Yes, 40!

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The map shows the regions have been moved into place and are located to the east of the Bellisseria landed regions. As yet there appears to be no causeway and/or bridge leading to this area. So those within the boating community should be delighted. It’s only a short trip via watercraft.

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There is still a considerable amount of land that is heavily landscaped with public areas for gathering. Lovely beaches, conversation areas, picnic areas, and cuddle spots are dotted all over them. So get ready, I also imagine there will be some leaving the landed Linden Homes to try for them so you might even get an opening for a parcel if you’re lucky.  F5 is your friend.  Linden Homes are available for premium residents. Check out premium membership details at Second Life.

46937073835_ddca1275d8_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Linden Living: Moving In

40779447573_226655b1fa_k.jpgMoving Day by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hi everyone. So my mailbox is fixed, and I’ve got a proper Linden Home again. Now, comes the fun part, deciding which home style I like, and getting my furniture in.  This has been pretty difficult. I’m leaning very heavily on the Winchester, and currently moving into that one for now.

The biggest issue I see is how to divvy up enough LI for the space so I can have a bit of everything I think I need. I’m very sure I want a kitchen, living room, dining, and outdoor recreation. It’s the upstairs bedroom that is conflicting me, I would like a bedroom as well as a work room which I can use it for both.

46956662414_afa8a83b8a_k.jpgWindow Treatment by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Initially I decided since I had 5 areas to decorate I would evenly assign LI to each space with a starting point of about 70 LI per space. Seemed simple enough, if I was happy with an area that was still under 70 LI I could reassign additional LI elsewhere or keep as I might want to spawn cars as needed.

This is actually quite a challenge for me considering I’ve lived with nearly whole sims to rez out as much as I please for 10 years. I’ve already started installing a kitchen, and plan on working it out from there.

46956663844_5936e0bd46_b.jpgCoffee Break by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The Lindens keep teasing us with news that more homes are coming soon. I’ve been watching the map and they certainly are making progress. They’ve also updated to include security orbs, as when they went live the ban lines were ugly and as you can imagine, that just ruined the esthetics here quick. So the solution was to feature security orbs, and there are quite a few rules for them as we don’t want to suddenly find ourselves returned home from the street on a bike ride, or sent home when flying over (personal aircraft are quite popular here). So that should help at least keep my hot tub clean. For more information about the security orbs check the forum announcement from Patch Linden here.

40779445473_7e3e9a75fd_k.jpgYou kids get off my lawn by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Also, shout out to my fellow neighbors on Bellisseria – keep it weird. The random t-rex, the police chases, broken down buses..ya’ll make my day. But stay out of my hot tub.

Worn in all:
Body: Slink – Hourglass
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Skin: DeeTaleZ – Mina – MixedType
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes – Ice
Nails: Empire – Almond Nails – Short

Curtains:
Hair: DP YumYum – Hair Fair (Gift 2016)
Top: The Secret Store – Hazel Tank Top – Mint Leaf
Bottom: The Secret Store – Cora Belted Shorts – Mint Leaf
Items: Soy, Minimal, Dust Bunny, Malone, Fashionably Dead, Second Spaces, YS*YS, Jian, RC Cluster, Cheeky Pea

Kitchen:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78AHF – Brown
Necklace: Mai Bilavio – Initial Pendant W
Top: RKKN – Tay’s Sweater
Bottom: Coco Designs – Ripped Crop Jeans – Blue
Pose: FoxCity – Taxi
Items: Schultz Bros, MadPea, Second Spaces, Floorplan

HotTub:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78BHF – Brown
Top: Tee*fy – Ashley Top – i<3
Bottom: Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts
Shoes: Tetra – Air Sneakers – White
Pose: Hopscotch (modified)
Items: Roost, Omg it’s.., Studio Skye, Botanical, Half-Deer, Heart Garden Center, Tres Blah.

Moving:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78BHF – Brown
Top: Tee*fy  – Ashley Top – i<3
Bottom: Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts
Shoes: Tetra – Air Sneakers – White
Pose: Everglow (modified/no longer available)
Items: Fancy Decor, Hive, RC Cluster, Studio Skye, What Next, Heart Garden Center

Ya know, you’re probably thinking right now, why is does that place have a slurl and not this place? Look, do you see all those stores? I didn’t plan on having to slurl all of them. I certainly didn’t think that out well when thinking ooh I can have an outfit change and take another photo. I haven’t blogged in like 6 months so I’m rusty and over ambitious. But I assure you, all of the above stores can be found in search or marketplace, and if not there they’re closed. I might feel guilty and come back and populate them more but search is right there.