First, we take Manhattan, then we take BERLIN

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Whenever RIA BAZAR launches a new product you *KNOW* that it’s going to be a corker, and her new collection, ‘Berlin’, is no exception.  The set features a fantastic, I-wish-I-could-really-sit-on-that sofa brimming with texture and animation options, props included. To compliment there is a fantastic selection of accessories available, including a rug, cabinet, plants, artwork and a nifty coffee table made from books.  Some of these items are texture change too. The feature lighting, a chandelier made from hollow cubes, is a real show-stopper. This set would feature really well in a modern environment and works spectacularly well with some of Ria’s other releases. You really can fill your home from top to bottom with BAZAR pieces and be assured of one of the funkiest looking homes on the grid.  (I’ve photographed mine in the SCHULTZ BROS. ‘Moderna’ house from this month’s DECOCRATE)

The best bit? The full set costs just L$437 for the PG, or L$487 for Adult.  Pieces are available individually too, but seriously, don’t bother; just load up on the full deal, because it’s so worth it!

You’ll find this amazing purchase at 6 REPUBLIC  until 20th May.  Click here to TP!

Ready To Wear…

Ready to wear_003What do you like to do on a Sunday?  I like to mooch about a bit, something that you can do incredibly well in Second Life. So mooching is exactly what I’ve been doing..mooching about in my apartment, bemoaning that I have *nothing* to wear (much to Jez’s disgust) which is clearly not true because I hit SHINY SHABBY with gusto yesterday and found some absolutely lovely stuff!First of all,  check out my underwear. Isn’t it pretty? It’s by the always-awesome DEAD DOLLZ and it’s called called ‘Gwen’ and is available in five colour options. Unusually for me (as I normally go straight for red) I opted for the plain white version.  It’s so darn pretty! This little lace combination looks butter wouldn’t melt but don’t be fooled; there are cutaway pieces for easy access to the, erm,  important bits.  I think it’s absolutely mind-blowing; it ticks all my boxes for being something absolutely beautiful to wear and textured to perfection, yet it has just enough of an edge to make it incredibly naughty too. The ribbon detail at the back over your bum  is just to die for. It’s so simple yet so effective and enticing and for most of the morning I’ve just been looking admiringly at myself in this and thinking, oh yes. YES. I’m sure when Jez has stopped being cross with me he’ll feel the same way..waiting_001..or perhaps not. He’s such a grump! Actually, he really should stop being cross with me because courtesy of Ria Bazar I’ve FINALLY got organised! Well, OK, there are still some clothes strewn across the floor but not many because LOOK! I finally have the built-in wardrobes that I’ve always longed for..HUZZAHHH!In all seriousness, I’ve long coveted a closet. My current residence of choice doesn’t allow for a big walk-in wardrobe, so BAZAR‘s latest release for the RFL HOME & GARDEN FAIR 2016 , the ‘Glam Closet’, is just what I need; being both modular and versatile. Each piece can be arranged how you see fit with male and female design options available. To reflect the fact that I live with Jez I opted to mix elements of both the male and female sets into my build, so there are my bags and shoes on display, along with his suits and ties. If you have more space to play with you can really go to town with this set; Ria has thoughtfully included corner pieces to allow for perfect fitting around your space and there are blank versions of the units so all those little pieces you collect from Gachas that would look perfect in this kind of setting can finally find a home! (If you look towards the far right of the pic above you’ll see a collection of some of my gacha make-up winnings..huzzah for organisation!)bazar_001
The pic above was taken at RFL so you can see a bit more of the available options. Some of the  hanging clothing items that you can see above have been recoloured to suit personal taste, and the actual build is available in a white or textured wood finish. I’ve opted for white because it fits perfectly into the overall ambiance of my apartment and I like the way that the colours of the bags and shoes pop against the white background. There are a couple of additional elements available too; a large ottoman that I’m lounging on in the snap above, featuring male, female and couple poses that really adds a luxurious polish to any dressing room. It’s colour change too; there’s a velvet beige (seen above) blue leather (uber masculine that one!) and a warm, brown leather (my personal preference, see pic #2). You can also decorate your space with a female jewellery box and a male watch collection that really make a statement as well.jewellery_001Last but not least a shout out to this glorious style from ENTWINED @ Shiny Shabby called ‘Alexis’.  I’ve opted for the light browns selection and I love the cut. Bobs make me a very happy kitty indeed and I think this one looks puurrffeeecccttt! Incidentally, it’s Shiny Shabby’s  birthday so there are absolutely TONS of freebies up for grabs as well as exemplary shopping. Of course, that makes it an absolute nightmare to get into, but I’ve managed a quick hit and I found these fantastic ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ from COCO which I teamed with a free bag by  N-UNO  and also a tribal necklace  from YASUM to complete a look that’s perfect for Sunday shopping. Which it seems I’ll be doing on my own because the boyfriend got fed up of waiting…jewellery_002

Anyway, TL;DR version, go to RFL and buy these amazing ‘Glam Closets’ for yourself, and then once you’ve done that try and get into Shiny Shabby to buy this lovely lingerie and hair and pick up all the presents (so that you can take up all the room in your new closets with them!)

 

Splish Splash Kitty’s Taking a bath!

Floria vintage(Click on each shot for a bigger and better look!)

As all of my regular readers know I’m a huge fan of Ria Bazar-Mavendorf’s work. I’ve been blogging Ria’s items now for well over a year, and each release is consistently awesome, with fabulous builds, textures and innovative features carefully blended to create some of the best furniture in the virtual world.  The ‘Floria’ series has been a particular delight, combining elegant textures and fabrics together in a classical style with a gentle, modern twist, and the latest addition to the collection is no exception. The Floria Bathroom is one of the most extravagant bathrooms experiences you can have in Second Life and comes complete with mesh components full of options that will help you to engineer the perfect bathroom for your virtual home. Like all of the Floria range the bathroom is texture change so the units can be altered to whatever finish you see fit with the same wood characteristics and colours that were previously used in the range.

This makes it an especially nice choice for en-suite bathrooms, particularly if you already have the Floria Bedroom.

Floria Bathroom 1(Just a couple  of the colour options you can choose from..)

The quality is of course paramount, and the selection of accessories chosen for the set is rather brilliant too. There are matching sink units, with a mirror and accessories for him and her. There’s a decorative shelving unit which is ideal to place above the pedestal, especially because it features an air-freshener! There’s even a loo-brush and a toilet paper holder too. All the fixtures are further enhanced by a golden gleam courtesy of the metal colour deployed across the range which is applied to pipework, door-knobs and other fittings.  The star of the show has to be the tub. It’s a huge, claw-footed tub ideal for two to relax in and is brimming with options. For a start, you can choose soapy water, romantic rose-petals or even a fabulous bubble-bath to luxuriate in. Not only that but you can rez a bath rack that has everything you need for your perfect bath-time experience. Choose from a book, carefully propped so that you won’t get the pages damp, a bottle of wine or a shaving mirror with bath-time creams and unguents to enjoy. There’s a menu teeming with animations for single males or females, and there are couple poses too, which I really enjoyed. These are perfect for romantic moments with your significant other, and all the poses can be easily adjusted. I really like the option to rez candles around the tub; add the rose petal option and you’re all set to take advantage of the Adult only options that are available..

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It’s not just the tub that is full of animations either; the sink units have options such as brushing and drying your hair or having a shave, each one rezzing the right appliance for the job. And if you need to use the loo, you can do so in comfort whilst reading a magazine. A novel and very amusing touch indeed! To finish the set there’s a side table brimming with towels and bath treats as well as a beautiful candelabra with four flickering candles to add a touch of opulence to proceedings. There’s even a lovely screen to help protect your modesty too.

Bathtime fun

The Floria Bathroom is a wonderful addition to all of the ‘Floria’ range from Bazar, but will work in any virtual abode or skybox where luxury and low-prim count are key.

 And don’t forget, there are no tide-marks or mess to clean up after all the fun, and you’ll have LOTS of soapy fun with this, I promise…*ahem*


Kitty & JezCLICK HERE to visit BAZAR in-world. 

NEW RELEASE: The Toronto Kitchen from Bazar

Feast your eyes on this bad boy; and yes, feast is perhaps the most appropriate term of phrase because this, boys and girls, is the totally scrummy delicious Toronto kitchen from Ria Bazar. 

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When Ria kindly sent me this package, I opened it and this is precisely what I did:

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(Click on the picture above for a larger version and you’ll see why)

Once I had finished wiping the drool from my monitor and keyboard I got to playing about with the items included.  The Toronto Kitchen is a modern, modular set-up that you build using the components included in the package, so you have tons of freedom to design your dream kitchen to  fit perfectly in your given space.  Like everything in the Bazar Toronto range, the kitchen is predominately wood that can be  colour-changed to light, medium and dark at the click of a button.   The open-plan styling means that you can add pots and pans and accessories to your hearts content, but the units do come complete with some lovely accessories already included, such as stainless steel kitchenware, utensils and plates.

A particularly groovy touch is the blackboard surround. This comes with a chalk-layer that you can add to the ensemble, and I’m sure you could make your own alpha-layers and write messages on them to really add the personal touch!  (Kitty-fact: I have a wall painted in black-board paint in my kitchen. I draw cats on it, rude messages for my beloved and occasionally the odd shopping list…) You’ll find shelves included in the package, as well as a light-fitting (different to the one in the main picture but equally fabulous) and a kitchen island .  There’s also a stainless-steel cooker and air-vent which adds a funky, industrial feeling to the collection.

This is a 100% original mesh production, and you can choose from either a PG OR an Adult version of the kitchen.  Of course, like all Bazar products, there are some excellent quality animations included in the package. The poses  are fantastic and will enable you to have some brilliant encounters with your loved one (although it’s a bit unhygienic being so intimate in the kitchen, don’t you think? No? Just me then.) I guess you can’t help it when feelings of desire overcome you as your chap stirs soup sensuously!  The oven  is pretty nifty and has multiple cooking modes so you can pose as a cook par excellence and ‘prepare’ soup, meat and fish, my favourite dish.  You can also wash dishes and clean the kitchen should you wish. Everything that you need to bring your virtual kitchen to life has been thoughtfully included by Ria.

Another inspired addition is that the collection includes a quick-rez version of the kitchen.  This is really useful, because it can be pretty daunting when starting a layout from scratch. Of course you can remove and replace pieces should you so wish.  This is what the quick-rez version looks like:

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Something that’s missing from these shots but features in the main image is a fridge, but Ria has that covered.   She has just added a couple of fridges to her range, and they’re just as excellent as you would expect. In my kitchen I have the Retro Fridge (Exclusive) on display. It’s a bit of a corker. For starters, it’s texture change and you can select from ten options to suit your every mood.  (I especially like the retro, lace and cat print textures.) It’s stocked with food and drink items, as well as single and couples poses too.  Some of the poses are great fun, and pretty true to life:

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Well, true-to-life if you’re the kind of girl who raids the fridge on a frequent basis. The fridge also dispenses a vast array of food and drinks through a menu, and you can wear all of them.  It’s a pretty essential item to add to your kitchen and one that offers substantial options for the very silly price of L$199. You’d be daft not to buy one. 

I’ve had great fun styling my Toronto kitchen and I’ve incorporated pieces from other elements of the Toronto range (such as the Dining Set and Toronto Study).  I have also added multiple Arcade winnings and some of my favourite kitchenware to create my dream kitchen. Isn’t it pigging divine? 

I know I harp on about Ria Bazar on these pages guys, but like I say every time, she creates items that really do make such a difference to your Second Life.  Her work is exemplary, it really is, and I wouldn’t be such a fan of it if it wasn’t.  This is going to sound daft,  but this kitchen makes me want to invite friends over for virtual dinner parties.  But I’m sure sat at my keyboard with some nibbles and a bottle of wine they’ll feel like the real thing, especially when I get very, very drunk!  Oh, and a final note, this kitchen is priced so reasonably considering the content that it’s practically a scandal. The PG version is just L$635, and the Adult version is just L$685. The retro (and modern) fridges are just L$199 each. and   The whole lot are a must buy, and you can pick them up via the marketplace or in-world at Ria’s store.

Main image includes items from the Toronto Kitchen and Dining rooms, as well as various accessories sourced from different stores across the grid. The lighting is from Trompe L’Oeil and is available at C88.