Midnight Beach Party

Midnight Beach Party

The Arcade is here!  The grid’s most popular gacha event launched yesterday with a huge array of machines by a multitude of creators.  Many of the creations are summery, which I absolutely adore.  Today’s post features items from Zaara‘s machine, “Goa Party”.  This set is a collection of clothing, accessories, and decor items with heavy influences from the party culture of Goa, India.  Maybe the shock of the set to me was that the fitmesh pants – which were made, rigged, and advertised for women – fit my The Mesh Project male mesh body almost perfectly!  I thought that the fit might be passable, but I’m shocked at how perfect it is.  The sunglasses, necklace, and bracelets are each only one mesh, so they’re extremely easy to resize to fit your avatar.  All the decor in the photo is also from that set, from the hut that I’m standing in to the posters on the walls and everything in between.  The set also includes a few mind-altering substances that I didn’t show in the photo.

MINA is quickly becoming one of my favorite hair creators.  I love the dark blonde colors, and their styles are usually awesome.  The hair I’m wearing is new from them at FaMESHed and comes in sizes to fit both males and females.  Full credits are below!

Pants | Zaara Arpora Fisherman’s Pants *batik blues* (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Sunglasses | Zaara Retro Sunglasses *silver-blue* (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Nose Ring | Zaara Arpora Baga Nosering (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Necklace | Zaara Rudraksh Necklace (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Bracelet | Zaara Friendship Bracelet (Gacha item at The Arcade)

Hair | MINA Guusje Dark Blond (at FaMESHed)
Hairbase | Damselfly Hairbase 3 (Dark Brown)
Skin Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Head Applier | Tableau Vivant Rays II (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Head | #TheMeshProject “Classic” (Deluxe)

Pose | elephante poses Rock The Body #4

Zaara Palolem beach shack RARE (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara
Patchwork Mattress *indigo* (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara Plank Table (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara Trance Cds (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara Patchwork Mattress *moss* (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara Poster *silent noise* (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara Poster *eat me* (Gacha item at The Arcade)
Zaara Poster *shiva trance* (Gacha item at The Arcade)

Special Delivery

Special DeliveryThe Arcade starts in just a couple of days, and {theosophy} is releasing a set of bicycle carts with different types of food.  I’ve chosen to use the pizza cart* for this photo because let’s face it, the world would be a better place if pizza carts like these were more prevalent.  I’m also wearing a pair of new accessories from the event Cosmopolitan – the 7mad;Ravens Journey sunglasses and Meva black teeth necklace.  The last new item I’m wearing is the Timbo Boots* from ..::ILLI::.., which are new in their main store.  Full credits are below!

Shirt | BUENO Derek Shirt – Avocado
Shorts | DOZZE Cargo Shorts
Sunglasses | 7mad;Ravens Journey (at Cosmopolitan)
Necklace | Meva Black Teeth Necklace (at Cosmopolitan)
Boots | ..::ILLI::.. Timbo Boots*

Hair | MINA Harry (materials) Dark Blond
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose/Cart | {theosophy} Bicycle Cart (Pizza)* (at The Arcade on June 1)

Location | Oleander Family Home

Beach Selfie

Beach Selfie

I’m on a constant lookout for summer clothing that’s rigged to fit The Mesh Project‘s male body, so I was excited to see these new sim trunks from [Pumpkin], available now at Men Only Monthly.  The hair and sunglasses that I’m wearing are also from that event, created by MINA and [Z O O M], respectively.  The necklace was created by .Eldritch. and is available at The Secret Affair.

Shorts | [Pumpkin] TMP – Beach Shorts: Lime (at Men Only Monthly)
Sunglasses | [ZOOM] Impetus Glasses (at Men Only Monthly)
Necklace | .Eldritch. Khordald Pendant (at The Secret Affair)
Phone | Kunst kPhone 3C / wood

Hair | MINA Conrad S (materials) Dark Blond (at Men Only Monthly)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose | COME SOON Selfie (at Men Only Monthly)

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo started out as a day to remember and celebrate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but has since transformed into a day to celebrate Mexican culture.  I put this outfit together using mostly older items, but the Wonton Sude Fringe Jacket from the round of The Mens Dept that just opened today was really what I needed to bring it all together.  I also adjusted the newly-updated FATEstep Ziggy Chucks* (now available in an unrigged version so that you can manually adjust them) to be the colors of the Mexican flag, which matched them to the jacket and sombrero.  Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Jacket/Shirt | Wonton Suede Fringe Jacket / Crimson (at TMD)
Jeans | Lenox 2015 Denim Mens
Shoes | FATEstep Ziggy Chucks*
Sombrero | Phunk Sombrero Hat
Glasses | [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses
Necklace | KOSH Thorn Necklace

Hair | MINA Harry (materials) Dark Blond
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose | Le Poppycock Syntax of Things

Happy Rezday To Me!

Happy Rezday To Me

Today marks the 11th anniversary of when I first joined Second Life!  I’ve had to switch avatars since then for a couple of different reasons, but I still celebrate May 2, 2004 as my rezday.  To celebrate, I decided to do the “First and Recent” blog challenge that Strawberry Singh posted a couple of months ago.  Now, since my blog is still relatively new, I decided to go all the way back to one of the earliest photos I can find of my avatar in SL.  The photo on the left is from my modeling portfolio, taken in late May 2004.  Back in those days, we didn’t have skins, prim hair, custom animations, WindLight skies or water, sculpties, or mesh to make us look better.  The change over the years has been pretty dramatic!  I tried to replicate the look as much as I could for the “recent” photo, using items that are much more modern.  The actual photo is a whole lot better than can fit in that little square, so make sure to click through to Flickr where I have a full resolution version of the new photo posted.

Board Shorts | INVICTUS Phantom Boardshorts – Blue
Necklace | AITUI Hawaiian Fish Necklace – Koa Wood

Hair | MINA Sid (materials) Dark Blond
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Tattoo | B*FLY Tribal Top Tattoo Faded (TMP Applier)
Pierced Nipples | PBM Genetics Pierced Nipples (Black)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Surf Board/Pose | Image Essentials Surfin Aussie Style

Remodeling Is Fun

Remodeling Is Fun

I’ve been thinking about re-doing my home in Second Life for a while, and thankfully I found a few things that were exactly what I needed to do it at Uber, which just opened yesterday.  First is the Chalkboard Bar by Trompe Loeil.  I bought the full pack that also includes the metal barstools in a variety of colors, and the neon bar signs.  To help me get some painting done, I also have the Makeover Ladder* from N4RS, which comes with the paint cans and drop cloth on the ground.  I’ve been spot testing those three colors of paint, and think I may go with the green to match the lighting on the Bar Fridge from [kunst] back there in the kitchen.  I also have a great piece of wall decor already in place that is available as a Relay For Life donation item at the Fantasy Faire – it’s the RFL Purple Neon Club Light* from De Baza.  On top of the bar fridge is another RFL donation item at the Fantasy Faire.  It’s called “A Faire Memory 2015″* and is from MacMoragh and Muse.

Shirt | AP.PAREL Zip Tank – Spring Stripe (NEW!)
Shorts | not so bad Noam Shorts (kaki)
Shoes | Dufaux TMP Flip Flops (Group Gift)
Necklace | The Forge Plaid Necklace, Neon2 (at Uber)
Bracelet | MANDALA Bracelet LUSTFUL (at TMD)

Hair | MINA Harry (materials) Dark Blond (at Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Face Paint | Fujiwara’s World Berserker Markies ~ Violet* (at Fantasy Faire)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose/Ladder | N4RS Makeover Ladder* (at Uber)

Trompe Loeil Chalkboard Bar Double (at Uber)
Trompe Loeil Metal Barstool Neon Yellow (at Uber)Kunst Barfridge Neon (at Uber)
Kunst Kunsteiner Cans x28 (at Uber) (inside fridge)
Kunst Champ bottles x15 (at Uber) (inside fridge)
MacMoragh and Muse A Faire Memory 2015* (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
De Baza RFL Purple Neon Club Light* (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
N4RS Makeover Ladder* (at Uber)
N4RS Makeover – Floor Sheet* (at Uber)
N4RS Makeover Paint – Neon Green* (at Uber)
N4RS Makeover Paint – Purple* (at Uber)
N4RS Makeover Paint – Orange* (at Uber)

On The Boardwalk

On The Boardwalk

When I saw the Zip Tanks that AP.PAREL released today, I got really excited.  They’re one of my favorite brands in SL, and I can always use some nice summerwear.  I’ve completed the outfit with a variety of items from events, all of which are credited below, but I think the kPhone 3C from Kunst really gave the outfit a lot of feeling – I can just picture myself seeing someone attractive walking by on the boardwalk, standing like that, and taking a quick photo of them.

Shirt | AP.PAREL Zip Tank – Sheer Acai (NEW!)
Shorts | United Colors Bali Brown Shorts (at TMD)
Shoes | Flite. Depraved Hightops Galaxy Limited (at The 100 Block)
Sunglasses | Redgrave GunShot Sunglasses (at TMD)
Watch | not so bad EYOTA watch (at TMD)
Phone | Kunst kPhone 3C / wood (at TMD)

Hair | MINA Harry (materials) Dark Blond (at Liaison Collaborative)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Tattoo | Speakeasy Die Slow (Mystery RARE) (from TAG! Gacha)
Pierced Nipples | PBM Genetics Pierced Nipples (Black) (NEW!)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Base Pose | Poseology Zann 1 (at Pose Fair)
Left Arm Pose | Kunst kPhone 3C / wood (at TMD)

Location | It Starts With A Smile