Sunday, April 20, 2014

Updates: All The Events!

So as you can see I haven't blogged in a while, even for me. Unfortunately I got really sick Tuesday and I've been in bed ever since. It's all I can do to log into SL just to clear messages. So since I can't really stay online to make pretty pictures, I thought I'd do a quick update about all the great events that are starting or already have.

Pose Fair: Running from April 19th 2014- May 3rd 2014, with over 100 poses, props and animations, all in a fun easy to navigate space build. Every blogger and photographer should check it out. Browse photos here and take a TAXI!

The Fantasy Collective: The Fantasy Collective it back April 20th (unsure at the time it opens, so I'll post the SLurl when I'm sure), this time with a pirate/high seas theme. Check out all the previews here.

The Seasons Story- The Seasons Story is back again with spring in mind and an adorable build. Featuring items from all tons of designers from hair to home and garden items to skins and clothing, you are sure to find items to help bring spring to your portion of the grid. Brandi Monroe has been doing great coverage of the items and you can see her various posts here. Here's your TAXI!

The Theme Park- This months theme is gods and goddesses, check out what it has to offer here and take your TAXI!

Plus you have a variety of events still going strong including We <3 RP, Home Show, Fit For a Princess, The Secret Affair and The Men's Department. Make sure to check them out before they end!

I hope everything is linked correctly. Hopefully I'll be feeling better soon and back to my normal blogging schedule.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ducks On Parade

Spring is time for new growth, lots of greenery and the reemergence of animals. Not much is cuter than these animated ducks from MishMish at the Home Show. These adorable ducks come in five different colors and each color has three different version, one of which swims. They also quack when you click them. In the background of this picture is part of the Alouette Princess Tower available at Fit For a Princess, you're event for all your princess needs. It comes complete with a spiral staircase and room at the top.

Ducks On Parade

Ducks- MishMish (Aime Takaaki)- Duck A White, Black, Brown, Green and Yellow @Home Show
Leaf- MishMish (Aime Takaaki)- The Floating Leaf
Lily Pads- Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)- Waterlilly Clusters White
Cattails- Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)- Mesh Cattails
Trees- Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)- Aspen Trees
Deer- Half-Deer (Halogen Magic)- Resting Deer Natural @Home Show
Tower- Alouette (Scarlet Chandrayaan)- The Princess's Tower @Fit For A Princess
Grass- Zigana (Nalena Fairey)- Leaf Pure

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Night Gathers And Now My Watch Begins

Earlier this week I talked about Game of Thrones and how I was going to recreate some of my favorite characters in SL. Well I love Jon Snow (more so in the books) and since my malt looks like a neanderthal I did a bit of a gender bender on his character. The Secret Affair opened a few days ago and it has GoT products galore. The cloak is from PFC and is texture in three separate parts with this realistic snowy overtone. My top is from The Annex and you get two colors with each purchase.

There are quite a few gachas at the event as well. The Stark paw bracelets are from Luminary and the Dragonic Shield is from {aii} and is one of the rares. I'm ready to man the wall and protect the realm from wildlings and white walkers!

Night Gathers And Now My Watch Begins

Skin- Belleza (Shyla Diggs)- Ria Med 1
Hair- Truth (Truth Hawks)- Harley Blacks and Whites
Top- The Annex (TheAnnex)- Dressy Halter Gradient Black @The Secret Affair
Pants- Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)- Leggings Black 
Cloak- PFC (Pucca Firecaster)- Northern Cape Winter Female @The Secret Affair
Boots- DECO (GutterBlood Spoonhammer)- Mesh Rivet Boots Medium Coal
Bracelets- Luminary (Augurer)- Stark Paw @The Secret Affair
Shield- {aii} (princessaii)- Dragonic Shield Dark RARE @The Secret Affair
Pose w/Sword- RACK Poses (Kirsty Oherlihy)- Veni, vidi, vici! Couples Pose RARE [edited with Animare]
Location- Harrowdale

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


More Home Show goodies today! Last year at the Home Show, Bazar released the Toronto study and bedroom. This year Bazar brings us the Toronto living room, pictured below, and the bathroom. I didn't take pictures of the bathroom but Valena did a great job of covering it over at her blog. I love the industrial feel that the piping gives you and is then softened by the wood. This living room went perfectly inside the Work Life Loft skybox from Scarlet Creative.


Skybox- Scarlet Creative (Charlotte Bartlett)- Work Life Loft Skybox
Living Room Set- Bazar (Ria Bazar)- Toronto Living Room @The Home Show

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Prize Rose of Highgarden

One of my very favorite tv shows, Game of Thrones, returned on Sunday and I can't tell you how happy this makes me. Not only is the show extremely well done but the book series that it's based on is even better. In honor of it's return, I decided to recreate some of my favorite characters. Margaery Tyrell debuted in the second season of GoT, a great beauty who knows what she wants and that is to be queen. 

We <3 RP has some great items for a Margaery inspired look this month. Junbug has corset skirts along with separate laced shirts so that you can mix and match an color combination you like. You can also find this finely detailed metal chestplate there from Aisling. Last but not least I am using the Kalopsia rough set as a backdrop. It includes delicate elven thrones in black, gold and white with matching elven chairs, old garden arches and flying leaves in green and orange. While the furniture pieces do have an elven feel to them I thought they worked well for a lady from Highgarden as well. 

The Prize Rose of Highgarden

Skin- Belleza (Shyla Diggs)- Ria Med 1
Hair- Truth (Truth Hawks)- Genesis Light Browns
Bandeau- *elymode* (Elysium Eilde)- Facil Bandeau Green
Chestplate- aisling (Druunah Esharham)- Chestlace @We <3 RP
Skirt- Junbug (Juno Mantel)- April Corset Skirt Mint @We <3 RP
Pose- Infiniti (Brandi Monroe)
Furniture- Kalopsia (Isabeau Baragula)- Rough Set @We <3 RP

Thursday, April 3, 2014

When The Day Is Done

The Home Show started on the first of April and runs all month long. It's a fabulous home and garden event with over 50 of the grids greatest builders. Tarte joins the Home Show for the first time with an adorable home. The bungalow is nice and cozy with four rooms, a front porch and a side entrance.

What else can you find at this years Home Show? Orchard trees from Dysfunctional Designs, gardening items from Seven Emporium and animated deer from Half-Deer with a static option as well. So head over and grab up all the goodies!

When The Day Is Done

House- tarte (alixxbella)- Small Bugalow @The Home Show
Cage Chair- Trompe Loeil (Cory Edo)- Birdcage Worn Silver Short @FaMESHed
Chair- What Next (Winter Thorn)- Mallorca Chair Blue
Lights- HPMD (Sasaya Kayo)-Color Lights 
Lanterns- What Next (Winter Thorn)- Lullaby Birdhouse Lanterns Blue and Green
Walkway- What Next (Winter Thorn)- Garden Paving Lit
Cart- Seven Emporium (Agustkov)- Yard Mule Cart @The Home Show
Mower- Seven Emporium (Agustkov)- Old Mower @The Home Show
Deer- Half-Deer (Halogen Magic)- Resting and Standing Deer Natural @The Home Show
Tree- Dysfunctional Designs (Kalia Firelyte)- Orchard Tree Apples @The Home Show
Background Trees- Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)- Aspen Trees

Monday, March 31, 2014

California Dreaming

A really quick post tonight before I run out of steam and attempt sleep (Monday's tend to do that). The Arcade March 2014 round closes in less than 12 hours so if you still haven't gone please head over now. Some of the machines are exclusive to the event and will not be set up at the various designers mainstores. You can see who will be retiring their items on the shopping guide here. Surf Co. gives us a nice summer tease with various swimsuits, sunglasses, fanny packs and beach decor. I thought it would be nice to lay on the beach, sip a tequila sunrise from the Erratic machine and welcome in the month of April, thinking warm thoughts.

California Dreaming

Skin- Belleza (Shyla Diggs)- Ria Med 1
Hands- SLink (Siddean Munro)- Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual
Eyelids- SLink (Siddean Munro)- Mesh Eyelids (alpha)
Hair- *ARGRACE* (rika Oyen)- Akane Platinum
Sunglasses- [Surf Co.] (Emma Gilmour)- Bouquet Sunnies Coral @The Arcade
Swimsuit- [Surf Co.] (Emma Gilmour)- Giraffes Bikini Maui @The ArcadeDrink- Erratic (Erratic Rain)- Tequila Sunrise @The Arcade
Pose- RACK Poses (Kirsty Oherlihy)- Lay With Me