Marten – Snow-Blind

marten - snow-blind
 

today's look:
hair: .Olive. (The Arcade - December 2014)
scarf: [ContraptioN] - not available
coat: [Deadwool] (The Mens Dept Dec 2014)
gloves: O.M.E.N.
jeans: *chronokit*
boots: DECO

 

today's set:
house: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (The Challenge "Fairytale")
forest & snow: Studio Skye
frozen lake: Dysfunctional Designs (We <3 Roleplay Dec 2014)
pose: [ht:studio]
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Thrifty Tips – She’s free, but not cheap

thrifty tips - free not cheap 1Here’s the first post of what might become yet another new series on my blog – Thrifty Tips. Every once in a while, I like to go and hunt for quality freebies or cheapies, and I think, they do deserve some space on my blog, too.

thrifty tips - free not cheap 2

When I put together my last post, I needed a few avatars for the second picture. Not too many people were around to help, so I had to dig out an older, unused account of mine. Her look was terribly dated, and she received a makeover, which was completely free and turned out very well, if I may say so myself.
Now, she isn’t one of my characters. There’s no story behind this girl and she doesn’t even have a name. But I think, she’s cute as a button, even if she’s a bit on the young side.

Oh, and thanks to Helena Stringer for pointing out the free skin on Plurk!

Today’s set

background: -CLICK-
plant: [ARIA] (The Home Show)

Today’s look

skin: Shiva (group gift, free to join) 
shape: By Snow (free) 
eyes: Butterfly Kiss Boutique (free, Free*Style) 
hair: Dura (group gift, free to join) 
necklace: lassitude & ennui (free, Free*Style) 
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift) 
shoes: Maitreya (old subscribtion gift, no longer available)

The Bistro down the Street

bistro_insideC’mon everybody, meet me at the quaint little bistro just down the street. Ah, the stories its walls could tell, of hopes lost and luck found. Everyone is welcome there. Dine inside…
bistro_outside…or relax outside in the sun with a cuppa of whatever you fancy.
bistro_upstairsAnd if you’re the artistic type, meet kindred spirits in the lounge upstairs.

bistro building & all furniture, unless stated otherwise:
22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Food Fair)

inside set:

tea time set (table): Tres Blah
hot chocolate: LISP
wine: Elate!
tea set (counter): Dysfunctional Designs (Food Fair)
artworks & vases: Action, [CIRCA], A.D.D. Andel & JoHaDeZ

inside outfits:

Chanda (front, left): 
hair: elikatira
dress: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Leon (front, right):
suit: FATEwear
walking cane: [hate this]

sad girl (background):
hair: Dura (group gift, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
pearls: lassitude & ennui (Free*Style, free)
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)

outside set:

plants: Dutchie
laptop: Meshworx
handbag: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
milk / chocolate: {Haute House} (Food Fair)
shades: Kumaki
sushi: Breno
hat: Deco
coffee: 22769 (Food Fair)
bikes: {what next}

outside outfits:

business woman (front, left):
skin: Glam Affair
shape: custom
hair: elikatira
glasses: Kumaki
piercings: the HV
outfit: coldLogic
bracelet: erratic

Moran (front, right):
hair: Truth
necklace: Just You
tattoo: -Valley Park- (The Mens Dept)
shorts: Redgrave
boots: TonkTastic

HT (middle, right):
hair: Dura
skin: Tableau Vivant
necklace: G & D
tanktop: BeUp
shorts: 22769
leg cast / ankle brace / crutches: [ht+]
shoes: Adjunct

gossip girl 1 (background, left):
hair: [Due] (Hair Fair, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
dress: Coco Designs (group gift, free)
shoes: Gabriel (group gift, free)

gossip girl 2 (background, right):
hair: Magika
skin / pants: The Plastik
tank: Auxiliary (Hair Fair, free)
shoes: Coco Designs

upstairs set:

artwork (left): Gabrielle Swindlehurst (The Gallery Gift Shop, free)
crying peacock statue: RAG Randt (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
bookshelf: Second Spaces
books: Dutchie
ceiling fan: Trompe Loeil
mask: DownDownDown (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
artwork (middle): Arduenn Schwartzmann (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
tree sculpture: MudHoney (Home Show)
violin: Grollwerk
chocolate cake: Culprit (Food Fair)
deco pillows: [hate this]
armchair: Kuro
easel, stool & artistic clutter: ~Bazar~ (Home Show)

Meet me at the Glade

meet me at the gladeToday’s set:

forest: Studio Skye
pergola: :{MV}: (The Challenge)
chairs: Trompe Loeil (Atelier Kreslo)
ruins: Botanical (Collabor88)
ferns: Envisage:Limitless (We <3 Roleplay)

Today’s look (Chanda)

skin: Alchemy (We <3 Roleplay)
hair: LaNoir Soleil (Midsummer Nights Hunt)
dress: Senzafine (We <3 Roleplay)

Today’s look (Moran)

skin: Alchemy (We <3 Roleplay)
hair: Wasabi Pills
eyes: Insufferable Dastard (The Mens Dept)
outfit: Kahli Designs (We <3 Roleplay)
Gloves: Deco
pose: Diesel Works

Chanda – Don’t look…

chanda - running

…behind you!

Going outside into the woods at night and all by herself sure wasn’t the smartest thing, Chanda ever did. It seems, this girl has a knack for getting herself into trouble. From the looks of it, this time, she was able to get away from whoever… or whatever was chasing her. Or was it just in her imagination all the time?

Today’s look:

skin: Glam Affair
hair: Dura
make-up: Jalwa (free @ World Goth Fair)
teeth (tattoo): Fallen Gods
dress: The Muses (World Goth Fair)
necklace: Kosh
nails: Love Soul
shoes: Deco
stockings: erratic
lantern: Trompe Loeil

Today’s set:

pose: [hate this]
location: Bentham Forest

Chanda – Guilty Confessions

chanda - guilty

We all know, Chanda is a bit of a wild girl. But what did she do to end up in prison? I’ll leave that to your speculations.

The purpose of this picture and post is Strawberry Singh’s guilty confessions meme

1. Inventory maintenance

While not as bad as Berry’s, I constantly wrestle with my inventory myself. I recently managed to get it just below 80k (79,329 as I’m writing this).

2. Shopping

Yes, I will admit it – I love my shopping sprees. Usually, I end up spending too much money on too many things I never use. Since I have started to blog, however, I took the chance to pull out some of these things, if only just for a picture.

3. Being insociable

If it’s not for a sale or event I want to look at, I hardly ever leave my home in SL, and I’m not very comfortable if I do. I’d never approach a stranger and it usually freaks me out a bit if someone I don’t know IMs me without a real purpose (like begging *sigh* or asking about stuff I’m wearing, etc). Same goes with (customer) IMs that are just like “hi” or “hello”, or even worse “Hi, I have a question.” and then… nothing.
Before this ends as a rant on its own… don’t get me wrong here. I’m not unfriendly (I hope), I’m just very shy. Once I had the chance to get to know someone, I’m fine talking to them or being around them. (HINT: If you want to get to know me, try not to scare me when we first meet.)

Today’s look:

hair: Sadistic Hacker (free)
hairbase: Exile (free)
outfit: 22769 (The 100 Block)
shoes: League

Today’s set:

jail: Lithium