Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! It’s my favorite holiday and seriously, I’ve been planning the festivities since like, June. I don’t do too much decorating in SL for Christmas, simply because it comes and goes so fast that by the time I get around to finishing a project, it’s time to tear it down again. But, I do love hoarding everything Christmas. And winter. And holidays. No wonder my inventory is so big.
Nevertheless, it’s that time of year and with designers releasing their wares and events such as Tannenbaum and the Arcade introducing their seasonal rounds, there is stuff everywhere!
I’ve played around with yet another tablescape for Christmas. What can I say? It’s a hobby! I’ve been in love with this new French Dining Set from Moss & Mink since it came out and I knew instantly that I wanted to do something elegant for the holidays. The table and chairs both include a hud to change the textures and patterns. In my mind, I pictured something with lots of white and gold, but then I saw this floral pattern for the chairs with blues, greens and reds and that idea went out the window.
My prized decor from What Next and goodies from the up and coming December round of the Arcade round out my holiday dining room and Christmas Feast!
Apple Fall – Stature Fireplace/Rare & Autumn Place Setting (modified)
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolate Mousse & Antipasto Marble Platter NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Fancy Glam – Oversized Deer (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast Food Set
Glam Affair – Christmas Candles
Moss & Mink – French Dining Set (w/hud)
Pixel Mode – Long Drape (sheer/white)
Sese – Winter Ice Rink/Wreath NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
The Loft – Angkor Place Setting (modified)
Trompe Loeil – 2018 Advent Calendar Collection (some items modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Diamonds Rug (natural) & House Plants Set/Rubber Tree & Eucalyptus & Country Kitchen Apple PIe
Zaara – Chandelier/Rare
For all of you that celebrate, I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! And even better, found some great Black Friday deals! The grid is still alive with huge sales right on through the weekend and onto Cyber Monday, so be sure to check in on all of your favorite designers and see what they’ve got to offer!
LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head 3.3
Glam Affair – Greer Skin/Updated (tone6) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Osmia – Rebecca Shorts (navy) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Teefy – Heather Cardigan (mustard) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Imbue – Hallie Crop (spots) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Yummy – Disco Nights Set/Rings NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Essenz – Brunei (black)
Navy & Copper – Joy Hair (natomb&tips) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Izzie’s – Sheer Tights/Basics (dark beige)
Zaara – Karmuka Necklace (wood/gold)
Poses by Bossie
Location @ Lutz City
Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
L’Etre – Monica Skin (cotton)
Wasabi – Oops Hair (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind
Miss Chelsea – Kaia Jumpsuit (nude) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Plastix – Feline Coat (golden/leopard) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Essenz – Antigua (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Zaara – Shairi Necklace & Ring (white)
New Regime – The Boy Bag (w/hud)
Poses by Marukin (frais)
Backdrop by Rama (wood panel 2)
LeLutka – Cate Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Agnes (america) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Tetra – Miaa Dress (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Essenz – Italy (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Black Fair 2017
Baiastice – Bridge Sunglasses (copper) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
LaGyo – Sleek Cuba Headbend (flamingos) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Zaara – Malini Earrings (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Poses by Le Poppycock (raw a&b)
Location @ Summer Trace
Getting fit is always one of the biggest New Years resolutions for concerned and hopeful people and while losing weight in RL versus SL is drastically different (if only!) it is still fun to pretend, right?
The theme for the current round of Collabor88 is ‘Chic Gym’ and I can tell you I’ve never felt more gorgeous as I throw some kicks and punches at my new gym pose prop from Purple Poses.
Several other events feature designers with fitness themed apparel and accessories, as well. Nata Porolo of Tetra has created these stunning new ‘Air’ sneakers for Kustom9. They comes in 15 colors, with two unique designs if you buy the fatpack.
I’ve been having loads of fun playing with all of the mesh heads I’ve collected over the last few weeks and with all of the new skins hitting the grid, I have a new look for every day of the week, it seems! Aida from Glam Affair has been pumping out one gorgeous new skin after another for both the new Simone and Catya Bento heads.
What is your New Years resolution?
LeLutka – Simone Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Ravenna (jamaica) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Little Bones – Callista (balayage)
Tres Blah – Scrunched Sweats (cream) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Tetra – Air Sneakers (fatpack bonus white/gold) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Tetra – Leather Jacket w/o Sweater (w/hud)
Zaara – Geeta Sports Bra (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Yummy – Boxing Gloves Charm (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Poses by Purple Poses (boxing poses) & Sport Time Pose Prop NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Zaara Zohime has released this beautiful boho-inspired top and skirt set for the October round of Collabor88. I’m wearing the sunshine top and ivory print skirt, but you can choose from fifteen different color/pattern options for the top and seven for the skirt. Each skirt also comes in a solid color, as well as a print option.
Glam Affair also has a new skin for the LeLutka head, complete with additional lipsticks that you can buy, as well!
Winter Thorn has also been releasing some fantastic autumn pieces lately, including this new bicycle decor for just 88L.
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head & HF4 Hair
Glam Affair – Debby (america) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Zaara – Raksha Arm Chain (gold) & Anisha Ruffle Blouse (sunshine) & Ziya Tiered Skirt (ivory-print) & Boho Wrap Belt (beige-gold) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88
Kibitz – Eternal Ring Set (gold) & Agda Nose Chain (gold)
What Next – Autumn Bicycle Decor NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Poses by Flowey
Location @ Pandora Resort
Things are heating up with the new round of Uber! The theme is Sahara and the new releases this round are definitely perfect for the hot Summer months. I’m wearing this new dress from Tetra, and I absolutely love the light, airy fit. It’s available for the Maitreya and SLink bodies and what’s great is, you can choose to wear your alpha or be a bit naughty and enjoy a slightly transparent version by keeping it off.
Either way, this versatile dress is great on its own, as a beach cover-up or even just to lounge around by the pool. The dress comes in twelve solid colors, or thirteen (pineapple print) if you buy the bonus fatpack for just L$999.
Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’16
Tetra – Sahara Dress (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Soonsiki/Besom – Ganj (mesh) (browns)
Random Matter – Narina Earrings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four
Maxi Gossamer – Monterey Boho Necklace (mesh) (short)
Zaara – Raksha Arm-Chain & Anklets (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Nanika – Vera Tattoo (henna) (socks/chest rare) NEW RELEASE @ Sanarae Event
Pose by Sari-Sari (female pose o) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four
Trompe Loeil – Zohra Oasis Pool & Chairs (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Uber