FLF Choice: Second Spaces Sick Day Set

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This may seem like an odd thing to post, but SECOND SPACES contribution to Fifty Linden Friday this week was an absolute must have!

After all the germs, snot and mucus that I’ve been battling in real life it seemed only fair that I should have to do the same in Second Life.  

I do love a good prop set, and this one is no exception, and of course costs just L$50 from Second Spaces

Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

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I created a group in SL a while ago called ‘Pet Shop Boys Fans In Second Life’ (Yes, I was up all night thinking of the name) and I *VERY* occasionally send notices out to it. I don’t like sending out lots of notices because I know how ruddy annoying it is to be bombarded by them, but I do have good reason to at the moment.

My beloved boys release their latest album, ‘Electric’ on Monday (Click HERE for an exclusive album stream!) and it is bang-tidy as we say around these ‘ere parts.  It features lots of retro sounds teamed with disco beats and embellished with  Neil’s splendid lyrics.  It’s a tour de force and is attracting a lot of attention.

The BBC is devoting a lot of air-time to the boys too.Tonight, Friday 12th July, they’re featuring on not one, but two of the network’s leading stations.

At 19:15 BST they’re going to be appearing on ‘Front Row’, BBC Radio Four’s  esteemed art and culture review. Then at 22:00 BST BBC Radio 6Music will play a two-hour mix of music chosen by the boys.  (Incidentally, they were featured on Dave Pearce’s Dance Years on the same station last week, you can still listen to the show by clicking HERE)

In honour of my beloved boys I was a bit naughty today and purchased a pair of leggings from the Fi*Friday event featuring the infamous ‘Boy’ logo, which was a brand synonymous with the PSB’s in the late 1980’s. (The reason I say I was a bit naughty is because, well, let’s be honest here, this label is a trademark and by duplicating it in world without permission that trademark is clearly being infringed. Of course I’m guessing here, but  I doubt very much that the creators sought permission before using it, although I’d love them to prove me wrong on that.  I’m not going to get into a huge argument here about copyright but suffice to say I don’t normally buy items with labels that are clearly sourced from real life. However I made an exception here because I was desperate to have them. I’m being honest and I’m sure we’ve all got these kinds of items in our inventory, either accidentally or deliberately)  To be frank they’re pretty bog standard as leggings go as well, they aren’t mesh and the seams don’t match so I didn’t really mind splashing out the princely sum of L$55 to acquire them.

However I teamed them with something that I am really VERY impressed by, and that is today’s outstanding Fifty Linden Friday offering from Deco. This ‘Survivalist’ coat is mesh and really looks the part. It features good texturing (although sadly the zip texture is a bit blurry in parts, but that’s more to with my PC and the limitations of Second Life than any poor performance on the creator’s part), but it’s the shape that really wins it for me.  I love the way this jacket has been built, love the upright collar and pocket styling and the fit is absolutely spot on. To be perfectly honest I think I look pretty chuffing awesome in it.  You’ll find the jacket is available for both male and female avatars and is the bargain of the week at just L$50.

Incidentally this week’s Fifty Linden Friday is rather good.  Lots of nice items included including this Deco jacket and a gorgeous wee vase from Schadenfreude.  It’s called ‘Tree Vase with Apple Blossoms’ and comes with a Hud so you change the colours of the petals, vase and stem.  It looks amazeballs in my kitchen!(It’s on the left, all co-ordinated like)

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Finally the pose I’m striking in this picture is another FLF from oOo Studio. A pose set called ‘Katrina’ including five poses, four with mirrors and one specifically tailored towards both mesh and system hands.  The poses are great, very expressive and subtly suggestive of movement and an essential purchase if you enjoy taking modelling shots.

Oh and another quick word regarding Fi*Friday, I am also wearing some fabulous make up from KoKoLoRes.  I treated myself to the ‘Lustre Lips’, the ‘Eyeliner collection’ and the fabulous ‘Nails Nails Nails!’ set. I’ve layered it over the FLF Belleza Jade skin from last week’s round and taken a picture below so you can see the subtle changes these tattoo layers have made, look great don’t they?

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Anyway, be off with you.  The Pet Shop Boys will be on soon and I don’t want to miss listening in. Look, you know where the kitchen is, go and make a brew or something, OK?

Click HERE to visit Fi*Fridays

Click HERE for Deco and HERE for Schadenfreude and here for oOo

FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY – Sun, Star and Moon Necklaces from Noodles

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If you’re an ardent viewer of ‘Game Of Thrones’ (and if you aren’t then you bloody well should be!) you’ll know all about Khal Drogo calling Daenerys ‘The moon of my life’.  In return Dani calls him, “My sun and stars”. The Dothraki are a pretty violent bunch, so for their Khal and Khaleesi to whisper such sweetness is unbelievably romantic. Sadly it all ends in tears but for me their romance is one of the highlights of the series thus far. 

I would kill for some jewellery with those quotes on in real life. But why settle for real life when Second Life will do? Noodles have released a fantastic set featuring those quotes on two necklaces.  They’re transferable, so you can keep one, and give the other to your mate, whether they’re Dothraki, Furry or whatever. If you don’t have a mate don’t despair, you can wear them yourself and they will still look awesome, as you can see from my picture above.

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The necklaces are an absolute bargain at L$50 for the set, as part of Fifty Linden Friday, so you’d better get a move on if you want to treat yourself! Here’s a TP to the store, and here is a list of the Fifty Linden Fridays offerings this week, courtesy of the amazing Elysium Hynes

Fifty Linden Friday- They call me ‘The Wanderer’

Friday soon comes around doesn’t it?

As always I poddle on over to The Rumor blog and see what they’ve listed and decide what I am going to go and check out in more detail. There are only a few items that caught my eye this week; a lovely stone gazebo from Cheeky Pea (Didn’t get it, purely because I don’t have enough prims but I do suggest that you go and check it out) and a fabulous jewellery set from League that I scraped my Lindens together for because I just had to have it.

And here it is..rather resplendent don’t you think? It’s called ‘Wanderer’ and has an ethnic vibe. It’s a combination of wooden-textured beading and initially what I thought to be Chinese coins, but I think they’re just symbolic devices used to give the piece a bit of oomph. It’s fabulous, and not only that it comes with a vast array of mix and match options so you can elect to have as many, or as little ‘coins’ on your necklace or bracelet as you wish. You can also select from a variety of different strand options. The set includes earrings which I am wearing BUT you can’t see them because of my hair.

This is indeed a bit of a ‘wanderin’ star’  (Oho- see what I did there?)  A very special set indeed, wonderful value  and easy to dress up or down. Well worth your fifty lindens don’t you think?