Posts Tagged ‘Shape It Up’

When you work on a boat you need to dress right cause the weather can change fast…

Clothing and skin from the October Mens Dept (ends Oct 31) + a cool new release from Fashion Emergency and great grungy jeans used throughout the post from American Bazaar.

setting out 2bisAt 6:00am it had all the makings of a fine day, the kind you dream about in October. I figured I’d be extending my summer tan. Instead, a patch of dark clouds was gathering through the morning haze and we were heading right towards it…

The Wind RIses lighetr 2Half way to the pots, the wind picked up and the first drops began to fall. Rule No.1: keep your neck warm – so I grabbed my Gabriel sweater. The one that keeps my ears warm and the rain off my face. It never leaves the boat…

At the Marker shad 2By the 20 mile marker, it was a damn mini-squall. The sky darkened again, the rain rolling in like sheets and we went for the foul weather gear. Did I mention the wind, I guess I did…

rainI threw on my Deadwool slicker. Yeah it’s covered in grease from the engines; it’s not a fashion show out there. It keeps my hands free and the rain off my back, that’s what matters!

On Land ExpI was happy to be dockside again and back in my FE jacket. Squall or no squall we got our pots in cause that’s what we do…

back on land new shad light2

Location: Plage des Graniers

As much as I like football and pumpkins and bobbing for apples, I’m not quite ready to give up Summer just yet. Thankfully it’s always Summer somewhere, especially in SL, and Flow‘s excellent boardshorts and retro swim suits from this month’s Mens Dept (ends Sep 30) provide a nice excuse to ignore the season and enjoy some SL rays. The boardshorts have a texture-change band and like the swim suits are available with liquid-mesh sizing in a range of colors and at an attractive price.

The avis feature skins by (Red)Sand (previously bogged here) and a recent gift from Aeva with shapes by Novus and Shape it Up. Hair is from Alli & Ali (including a current group gift), where numerous styles are on sale for 50l through the end of the month.

The Palms

The Palms

Boardshorts

Boardshorts

Snack Bar

Snack Bar

California Dream

California Dream

Goodbye to Summer

Goodbye to Summer

I wanted to feature some of the gifts from the Homestuff hunt before it ends on Sep 2 along with a nice build from Designer Prims I’ve had in inventory for a while. Tekila already blogged Circa‘s Homestuff gift below … here are a few more gifts from that hunt including items from domus, Johadez & Cleo Design. The complete hunt line-up is found here.

The Designer Prims build is all Mesh with a land impact of just 28 prims including the removable room divider bookcase. It features texture-change walls and floors and in this case full-length windows running the entire frontage with shutters that can be turned on or off by clicking a switch. There are two large living areas, an exterior deck and, as you might guess, the light is great. The house is designed for small lots but is still quite roomy and would also work fine as a skyloft.  Perhaps best of all, the house is available on marketplace for just 99l.

I couldn’t resist throwing a few fashion shots with Astrid into the mix. Clothing includes Liv-Glam, AB and Klubwerk among others. Note there are items here from the 24 Event and Mens Dept – both ending today I believe.

Designer Prims

Designer Prims

Patio

Patio

Colors in Motion

Colors in Motion

  • Dress: Liv-Glam – I Love It Dress 3 XS (50l in Gacha at 24 Event until Aug 31, MESH)
  • Shoes: BSD Design Studio -Supermodel Mvw Pink (Available at 24 Event until Aug 31, MESH)
  • Glasses: BSD Design Studio -Retro Shades (1l at 24 Event until Aug 31, MESH)
  • Necklace: Maxi GossamerMadrah (Not Free,  MESH, Texture Change)
  • Hair: Sugarsmack Hair StudioKelsey Creme Brulee (Available at 24 Event until Aug 31, MESH)
  • Pose: AxixDrama 4 (95l for 8 poses)
  • Planters: Chic BuildingsRainbow Planter and Berries (Taste The Rainbow Hunt until Sep 3, gift also includes a Cottage)
Kitchen Montage

Kitchen Montage

  • Table/Place Settings: Scarlet CreativeBeach Table (50L on Marketplace, includes chairs)
  • Kitchen island/stools/foot stool/food items: Cleo DesignKitchen Set (Homestuff Hunt #40 until Sep 2, MESH)
  • Kitchen: Follow USSweet Kitchen Blue (Not Free, MESH)
  • Toaster: Gacha-YaToaster Cream (1L in Gacha)
  • Coffee Grinder: Gacha-Ya – Coffee Mill 1 Red (1L in Gacha)
  • Wall Art: floorplanshark chalkboard (100l at Mens Dept until Aug 31, MESH, Texture Change)
  • Cabinet: Second SpacesVintage tool cabinet red (150l at Mens Dept until Aug 31, MESH)
  • Ceiling Lamps: domusDandelion Chandelier (Homestuff Hunt #66 until Sep 3, gift includes complete furniture set)
Exquisite Abstraction

Exquisite Abstraction

Come Shine

Come Shine

Color Blocking

Color Blocking

Decor

Hunt Hints & SLURLS mentioned in this postHomestuff HuntTaste the Rainbow Hunt

Monochrome Hunts is back with their latest color-themed hunt, the Lavender Hill Hunt, and like usual there is a nice mix of fashion & decor items to be had. I’m tardy showing the gifts – the hunt officially ends on Mar 10 – but you still have time to get the things you want (note gifts cost 5l). Check the hunt blog for previews of most of the items.

Some of my favorite furniture gifts include [Circa's] coffee table and pouf set. The coffee table comes in two versions and contains a fascinating miniature garden with butterflies. Breno‘s bunny chair will also make you smile and is perfect for the season. On the fashion side, Epicosity‘s Mesh suit is a must for men and Immerse has a lovely purple Mesh dress that pairs perfectly with the necklace gift from Sigma Jewels.

My female model here features a great combination of a Shape It Up! shape found at the Free*Style store for just 10l and a gift skin from Deesse’s. The male is the same Kirk skin from Essences I blogged last time- it’s so nice I haven’t wanted to take it off- here combined with Step Inside‘s shape from the SYSP anniversary hunt. Note that the SYSP anniversary hunt has lots of good gifts for women (see the last pic for one of the outfits). Stop by the Structure Your Skin project to get the store list and hint “book” for the hunt.

I’m also showing two outfits from 22769 to round out the post: The male shirt can be found at Mens Dept, where the March collection launched earlier this week and the female outfit is on sale at Gallery Gift Shop for just a few more days. Have a nice weekend everyone!

Lavender dream

Lavender Dream

  • Pose (right): Sup PosesBashful Me 4 (New Release, 40l for 4 poses) 

Decor

Lavenderism2

Lavender Immersed

  • Dress: ImmerseImmerse Cami Lavander M (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10, MESH)
  • Necklace: SIGMA JewelsDeco necklace purple chest (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10)
  • Bracelet: Lillou’s DesignsCyclamen Bangles (Moolto Hunt Gift until MAr 31, includes complete outfit)
  • Shoes (see top picture): Just Pale – Stardust Boots (Free, Store Opening gift includes complete outfit)
  • Leggings: [bubble] – Purple Leggings (Previous Hunt Gift)
  • Hair: elikatira – Sound Brown 08 (84l sale price for color pack, MESH)
  • Lipstick/Eyeshadow: Adore & Abhor (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10)
  • Skin: Deesse’s SkinsJulie (Group Gift. Attn: 50l Joiner Fee)
  • Shape: Shape It Up!Ricci (10l at Free*Style store)
  • Pose: Diva & Morphine PosesDiva Store 3 (Free)

Decor

Lavenderosity

Lavenderosity

Decor

  • Cans: Commoner - Brash Cans (50l per play at Arcade Gatcha Event until Mar 31)
Mr Pug

Mr Pug

Decor

Lavender Diva in Black

Lavender Diva in Black

Decor

  • Wall Art: Trompe L’oeilFrame Square Art (Subscriber Gift, MESH, includes various images. Join the subscriber to get gift)
Purple Bunnehs

Purple Bunnehs

Decor

Build

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Lavender Hill HuntMoolto Hunt

A few more scenes inside the skybox from my last post, including a general view of this nice build from [Deco] on sale at Mens Dept.

Avis are the same as last time (see my previous post for info on gifts from Essences & Anna Shapes, also check the sale rooms for the new sale items from these designers). I’m not sure if the Golden Apple Hunt gifts are still available, but I hope some of you guys made your way over to the NYC sim to grab those items.

The fashion here is a mix of Mens Dept, two really nice group gifts from +HuHu+ (a relatively new store with some cool designs – check it out) and an excellent Christmas gift for women from English Muffin. Note that EM’s gift includes the dress shown plus six female skin tones and it is just one of a whole mess of Xmas gifts (100L joiner fee). EM also has a 1l Secret Santa Gatcha with some other gifties. Update: I’m checking with the owner on the availability of the Christmas dress. It is a new gift, but I can’t find it in the store now. Will change the post accordingly when I get more info. Update 2: The English Muffin gift is now there in a teddy bear under the tree, currently set to free – no group required. Update 3: I’ve just been informed by loyal reader Azurea, that the EM gift (still in the Teddy Bear under the tree) is now free to the group and 75L for non group members. ooof…Thanks Azurea!

Well, that’s all from me. Happy Holidays everyone at FT (and happy shopping).

Antlers

Antlers

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

Male

Female

  • Complete Outfit & boots: English Muffin - Christmas Dress Green (Group Gift or Free, Mesh, also includes 6 female skins. Attn: 100l Joiner Fee)
  • Leggings: Favole – Tore ( Not Free)
  • Scarf: Step Inside – Scarf F (Group Gift, includes male version)
  • Skin: EssencesMonday Skin Gentle Light (previously at TDR Fusion)
  • Shape: Anna ShapesMonica (previously at Designer Circle until Dec 22)
  • Hair/Hairbase: LoQ HairLoQ Hair Brandy II Blacktips (12l, Golden Apple Hunt #6 until Dec 24, includes multiple tones)
  • Pose: ExposeurAdvent Gift 16 (Previous Advent Gift, check store for daily gifts through Dec 25)

Decor

  • Tree: Cheaky PeaTynebank Antler Tree (150l at Mens Dept until Jan 1, MESH & Texture Change)
  • Rug: Scarlet CreativeThe Pursuit of Happiness Rug Black (10l sale price until Dec 28)
  • Pillows: BazarNelle Pillows (Included with Nelle Living Room Set, Texture Change)
  • Magazines: Apple FallMagazines (Included with various furniture sets)
  • Wine rack/decor: End Of DazeWine Rack (December Group Gift. MESH. Attn: 100l Joiner Fee)
  • Presents: BazarPresents (Free)
Art has no Funktion

Art has no Funktion

Decor

Maybe I shouldn't

Maybe I shouldn’t

Decor

Icons

Icons

Male

 Female

Decor

  • Poster: Kukuvaya - Go Crazy Print (Subscriber Gift, Check Subscriber History Message 3)
Morning After

Morning After

Decor

Port Richmond Skybox by [Deco]

Port Richmond Skybox by [Deco]

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Golden Apple HuntNew in 2013 HuntPeace on Earth Hunt –  With Love, Again Hunt

The latest Mens Dept round has been underway for a while and it features another nice skybox from [Deco] that is great for entertaining with plenty of room for a pool table recently released by End of Daze. And since billiards are best played à deux, some charming company was clearly in order. Of course, after breaking in the table, the evening progressed to other games…

Note that the female fashions are partly from the Golden Apple Hunt, which is a nice little hunt on the NYC sim through December 24 with 12 pretty amazing gifts at a small price of 12l each (see pics of all gifts on the hunt blog). Also both the Essences female skin from TDR Fusion and the shape from Anna Shapes at Designer Circle are in sales ending some time later today, but Essences has just released a new group gift skin and Anna Shapes has a similar shape gift in the Amarelo Manga Christmas hunt (go into each store and find the Santa hats).

I’ve focused more on the female side of things here, but I’ll have a bit more Mens Dept fashion and some general views of the build in a later post.

Ten to Four

Ten to Four

Pocket Billiards

Pocket Billiards

  • Pose (Upper): ExposeurAdvent Gift 13 (Previous Advent Gift, check store for daily gifts through Dec 25)
  • Pose (Lower): JuxtaposeBreathless Pose (Previous Hunt Gift)

  Female

Male

Decor

Cue Sticks

Cue Sticks

Racked

Racked

Cuffed

Cuffed

Anticipation

Anticipation

Female

Male

Decor

Eye on You

Eye on You

Oh My!

Oh My!

Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

  • Pose Female (Upper): ExposeurAdvent Gift 15M (Previous Advent Gift, check store for gifts through Dec 25)
  • Pose Male (Upper): ExposeurAdvent Gift 8 (Previous Advent Gift, check store for gifts through Dec 25)
  • Pose (Middle): FD Poses – I Want You (Group Gift) 
  • Pose (Lower): Bounce This PosesFrom Behind (25l Sale Price until Dec 25)

Female

Male

Decor

Build

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Golden Apple HuntLeather or Lace HuntWith Love, Again Hunt

Before you head out for your May Day celebrations, there is still time to get some April hunt & group gifts you may have missed. There are various items here from the Runway Perfect Hunt, which officially ends tomorrow (both Kejtie and I have already blogged some gifts from this hunt), along with a Menstuff “spotlight” gift that will be going away.

The (Red)Sand skin/shape combo in the 1st and 3rd sets below is from a package of older skins for both men & women that (Red)Sand has put in group notices and there is still a few days to grab them. The group is free to join so check them out.

Finally, after completing the post I found out that Narcissus Room is closed tomorrow for restocking so the 7Style jacket in the 3rd set is apparently only available discounted for a few more hours. It can be found for slightly more in 7Style’s store.

  • Jacket: Black Label Menswear – Black leather Biker Jacket (Menstuff Lounge Spotlight Gift available until early May, also includes shirt, sunglasses & necklace)
  • Shirt & Pants: Egoisme – Man in Black Shirt/Tartan pants (New release)
  • Belt: Egoisme – EHC Leather Belt (included with complete outfit)
  • Hat & Hair: Ronsem – J Hat (Group Gift)
  • Glasses: Loop – Nurd Glasses (Group Gift, Unisex, Texture Change)
  • Bracelet: Aurora Borealis – Woven Leather Bangles (Runway Perfect Hunt #8 until Apr 30, also includes female gift)
  • Skin & Shape: (Red)Sand – SM Wild Boy Beard & Goatee/Wild Boy Shape (Group Gift, in group notices until May 2. Gift includes multiple skins, shapes & clothing + separate female gift with multiple skins)
  • Pose (Left): Morgane Batista Poses – Morgane’s Default Action 2 (Runway Perfect Hunt #1 until Apr 30, includes 6 poses)
  • Pose (Right): Wetcat – Window Shopping Pose Prop  (Runway Perfect Hunt #41 until Apr 30, includes 10 poses)

  • Complete Outfit & Shoes: CHG Fashion – Christian (Runway Perfect Hunt #5 until Apr 30, female gift also available)
  • Hair: Alli & Ali – Clint Greyscale 5 (Not Free)
  • Skin: Filthy – April GG M. Tan (Group Gift available until early May, also includes shape. Attn: 199l joiner fee)
  • Shape: Shape It Up! – Twisted Hunt Shape (Old Hunt Gift, Previously blogged here)
  • Pose (left): Estetica – H to T4 (Not Free)
  • Pose (right): PNP – Runway Perfect 2 (Runway Perfect Hunt #33 until Apr 30, includes 3 poses)

  • Jacket/shirt7Style – Wollked (50l at Narcissus room, includes multiple wear options)
  • PantsEgoisme – Elegance Leather Pant (Runway Perfect Hunt #14 until Apr 30, also includes shirt)
  • Shoes: Zibska – Vali Boots (Previous group gift, not sure about availability)
  • Bracelet: Dulce de Leche – Manic Monday L-1 (Group Gift, Unisex, includes multiple versions) 
  • Necklace: Kosh – Shane Necklace (Old Hunt Gift, Not Free)
  • Glasses: Loop – Nurd Glasses (Group Gift, Unisex, Texture Change)
  • Belt: 22769 Homme leather Belt (Old Hunt Gift)
  • Hair: Atro Patena – Victor Coffee (Not Free)
  • Skin & Shape: (Red)Sand – SM Wild Boy Goatee/Wild Boy Shape (Group Gift, in group notices until May 2. Gift includes multiple skins, shapes & clothing + separate female gift with multiple skins)
  • Pose (left): oOo Studio – Distance 6 (Not free)
  • Pose (right): Adorkable Poses – 14 of 25 (15l)

Pose PropWetcat – Window Shopping Pose Prop  (Runway Perfect Hunt #41 until Apr 30, includes 10 poses)

Hints & SLURLS for hunts mentioned in this post: The Runway Perfect Hunt