An Unexpected Party

Today is the day. Today we celebrate one of our founders, a true visionary whose imagination shaped ours, whose dreams turned to life in vivid colours and sounds and emotions. 

Today we will hold a party in his honor, a tribute, a feast: a completely Unexpected Party, even! There will be food involved, and music, and fireworks.

Today we gather to celebrate Middle Earth in the closest realm we have to the Shire. Won’t you join the celebration?

Today is Tolkien Day in the Fairelands. Come join the Literary Festival events, Tolkien readings and of course the party at The Hill! Schedule can be found here. 

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Hill

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Deirdre* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine
Eyeliner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta gold
Gown: Silvan Moon Designs – The Light of Sarin at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Gilgalad
Flowers: Naminoke – Gingko Gold at Fantasy Faire: San Mora
Wreath: BOOM – Nature’s Crown goldenrod
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Glamour Glitter & We Are Groot at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Set at Fantasy Faire: The Rose

Petal’s Shopping Trip to the Fairelands

“Hai! ‘m Petal, ‘n I live with Ladybun ‘n Magician. They’re always busy in the Fairelands this time of year, so I decided to see what the fuss is about. Turns out there’s a lot of fuss! Also, fuzz. ‘n hats! Mr. and Mrs. Croaklet said this particular colour compliments my fur tone.”

“Ladybun always dresses fashonably for the Faire, so I did, too! Flower in the eye has been on top of the trends this year, I know, I read blogs! …well, at least look at pictures. …browse flickr once a month?”

“It’s otterly important to feel like a princess as often as critterly possible. ‘n to sparkle! Big things to carry on your head are gud, too. Ladybun always has stuff on her head, sometimes more than on her body! Just like me! ‘s gud critter dressage. Dress-up. Dressing?”

“Like so! Nothing else needed, perfection! All ready for my big date now, just need to find a romantik location…”

This year the Critter Adventures in the Fairelands advanced to the next logical level: fashion blogging. You can’t blame Petal, those are some fancy things to wear!

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Mudrana | Opal Flight | The Spirit Pool

Petal: !Ohmai – Sea Otter Avatar Silver Pelt
First Hat: F&M [ Oblivion ] * Impollinating Attitude* at Mudrana
Second Outfit: Naminoke – GoldFish Sprite & Rafflesia Flowers* at San Mora
Third Outfit: Spyralle – Starseeker with Nebula* at The Spirit Pool
Fourth Hat: Bliensen + MaiTai – Kira Tiara/Crown* at The Spirit Pool

The Secrets of Fae Magic

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“Let me tell you a secret,” the lavender fae whispered. “Let me tell you how we fae fly.” She paused, taking to air without as much as a flicker of her petal-covered wings. “The wings have nothing to do with it. Not anymore.”

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“We fae can draw in ambient energies of imagination, we breathe it in, sense it in our surroundings like sunlight on skin. Just like daystar warms us, imagination and inspiration give us power.”

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“We channel it and transform it into magic of another kind, of lights and music, of flight and sparkles, and most importantly; we channel it into dance. We laugh, dance, fly, live. They are the same.”

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There’s no better place to learn to fly and dance than the Fairelands. Fantasy Faire invites you to indulge and experiment with transformations, with magic of inspiration and imagination.

Scene: Lucentia in Fantasy Faire

Body:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Crystal Pure (blkbrow)
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion
Hair: .Olive. the Sweetpea Hair RARE
Eyeshadow: Musa – Eyeshadow Wei Wisteria* at FF The Golden Delta
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ammonite
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet

Outfit: 
Dress: !dM deviousMind Arabesque Lilac FF2016* at FF The Golden Delta
Petals: NAMINOKE – Sakura Petal Dress* at FF Echtra
Headpiece Flowers: Belle Epoque { Prue } Headpiece* at FF Breeze
Headpiece Antlers: Spyralle – Lightbearer with headpiece* at FF Serenity
Necklace: Frippery~Spirit of Fantasy Faire* at FF The Golden Delta
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Mage)* at FF Lucentia

Poses: *Eternal Dream* Free Spirits* at FF Breeze

52 Colours: Bittersweet

Apparently oranges are even more tricksy for me than pinks. I started the look, got distracted, started taking pictures, got distracted again, started editing… yes, you get the idea. In the end I decided what I really need is coffee. Naminoke’s coffee cups with bunnies are perfect for these occasions.

After some inventory-diving I did find a dress in correct tone: it’s one of Bilo’s Pizazzle-ones. I’d also like to mention that colour-change HUDs like Alice’s are blogger-life-savers. This Steph hair is available in the current round of Zodiac. I ran to Ely’s sim for a cafe background, stood there barefeet and completely cheated by cropping. Bittersweet, distracted and coffee-clinging moment.

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Natural DiscoC 03 | Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eyes Early Autumn Shadow w2 | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: *Alice Project* – Steph*

Outfit: Bilo – Pizazzle Mini Dress Coral* | Necklace: Mandala – Omochi Necklace/Bathurst Red | Coffee: Naminoke – Coffee Red Bunny

Pose: aDORKable Poses – 2 of 25

 

Petites Like Shinies, Too

Who wouldn’t? In this case I’m referring to the Crystal Hunt in the recently opened Petite Kingdom. I was tempted to take pictures in the sim because it’s gorgeous, but the lure of playing with the prizes and other shinies won. The crystal that seems so big in this picture is the hunt object. They glow blue and every participating shop has a hint, so it’s really not that difficult. More a fun way to explore the sim than a torture method.

The hunt will clothe and accessorize your petite rather well and provides plenty of furniture, but you do have to have a petite first. If you don’t, the first floating castle has plenty of them for sale. This particular petite is obviously a teenager princess, lounging on the alcove by {Mole End}, wearing G Field’s outfit and Wasabi Pills’ Noriko hair. All three are from the hunt, but the extra jewelry she plays with is not. Those are normal avatar sized shinies by ::: Krystal :::.

Roawenwood had plenty of fun petite furniture in the hunt and this little flower parasol by *Epic* was to squee for. The leaf-and-branches outfit is by Fallen Gods Inc., perfect for tiny dryads. The small skunk by D-Lab is from The Arcade’s gacha event, he just plopped on the chair and refused to move. Would you try to remove a skunk, no matter how cute? Yeah, me neither.

I could not resist. I’m sure you’re all surprised. Anyways! The petite kimono by Naminoke and the hair by Wasabi Pills are from the hunt. The Tee*fy camera that floats because magic — duh — and the ASO! alphabet bracelets spelling bunny are also from The Arcade. Happy Mood bunnies are just their squeetastic selves. Non-specified parts of the scenery are Ely’s awesome landscaping.

Even if you’re not interested in the hunt, Petite Kingdom is well worth the visit for breathtaking views. Go explore and have fun!

Picture 1: Petite Avatar: Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Elf Pale Natural* | Eyes: al vulo! – Petite2 HeadB Eye rose | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Noriko Petite Crystal Pink | Dress, Wings & Hair Ornament: G Field – Fairy Dress Stella B | Alcove: {Mole End} – Garden of Light Alcove (Petites) | Jewelry: ::: Krystal ::: – Sabina Necklace Silver & Sheltered Heart Earring Platinum*

Picture 2: Petite Avatar: Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Elf Pale Natural* | Eyes: al vulo! – Petite2 HeadB Eye rose | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Monique Petite Seafoam | Outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fleurs Petite Female | Parasol: *Epic* – -P- Cartoon It! Strange Daisy [Raining] Parasol -Yellow- | Furniture: Roawenwood – Rinky Dink Chunky Rocker & Woodland Stove Set | Skunk: D-LAB – Skunk-head-brown | Pose: LAP – TC-Timid Girl PR4 (+ parasol hand position)

Picture 3: Petite Avatar: Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Elf Pale Natural* | Eyes: al vulo! – Petite2 HeadB Eye rose | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Noriko Petite Crystal Pink | Outfit: Naminoke – Botan Hagire | Camera: Tee*fy Vintage Brownie Camera Neck  Black | Bracelets: ASO! – AlphabetBrace | Bunnies: Happy Mood – HPMD* StandingRabbit & HPMD* SleepyRabbit white | Pose: LAP – TCM-Oldskool Glam PR4

 

 

 

The Importance of Coffee

I confess, I’m a coffee-holic. If I’m afk it is most likely because I’m making more of it. The sweet soothing nectar of the gods that doesn’t ever keep me awake against my will, but without which I’d be yawning constantly. What? I live in a country that is pretty much dark for half a year! We need our coffee!

Thus I’m sure no one is surprised about how much I squeed at the Cafe Hunt. Not only was it full of wonderful cafe setting furniture and noms, there was also maid and waitress outfits all over the place. This particular one by izm. was my favorite, though. The tights by Latte and boots by Lassitude & Ennui were not a part of the hunt, I just added them to complete the look for the awesomeness reasons. The vintage home cafe is by Greeny Beetle, the monkey purse by Epic and the pitcher and the furniture by Baffle!, all from the hunt.

“About that important meeting… there are sudden complications. Important complications. Delici- …details later.”

I wanted to also make a look for a customer, and she ended up being rather high vintage style. The Pizazzle mini dress is by {bilo} and the Exile hair and Atomic skin are both from the current Dressing Room Blue. The fascinator is from LaGyo’s sale — at this rate I will own the whole Mademoiselle line soon. The ridiculously delicious looking sweet strawberry pancake tray is by Poche, the coffee break picture by (meberry) and the cafe counter by Zacca.

The skin by Shiva and glasses by Air are from the hunt, but the hair by Love Soul isn’t. I was just in bobbish mood again, so both women ended up in one. Both of them also have Pulcino’s hunt prize eyes, just in different colours. The real star of this particular picture is the cheese cake tray by Nonino, though.

“Yes, I believe I shall be late… for ten… say twenty minutes…”

The gorgeous colour-change necktie by Lassitude & Ennui is a hunt prize as well. The earrings by Miel (subscribo-gift) and fine gloves by The Secret Store are not, but they completed the look so perfectly. The blue phone with the pose as well as the pose in the first picture are from Olive Juice’s closing sale. So much sadness. The hot chocolate fox by [D]oki that I’m pretending is coffee might help in cheering anyone up, though.

There’s always time for a coffee break…

Especially on these Cafe Gamma storage room seating and display by KUE!, I added only some kitchen tools by Bitter Vanilla into the scene. The barista is enjoying her coffee from a red bunny cup by Naminoke.

The Cafe Hunt starts here and the hints can be found here. If you get stuck, the numbers in front of the hints have slurl links to the shops. Enjoy!

The Secret of the Sun Dial

I haven’t yet blogged much about the Steam Hunt, but today I’ll start by presenting what is probably my favorite thing from the whole hunt: Dr. Calgori’s Solarium by Malfean Visions. Not only is it awesome in its own right, it’s also an Abney Park reference! Thousand bonus points for that! The sun dial made me curious…

I’d also like to mention that LeeZu is having an End of Summer Sale on Marketplace alone. It was going on still when I tested it just now, but it might end any moment, so hurry! I yoinked the shirt and the pants from it and added older LeeZu tights to the look. So much casual-couture black makes me happy. The black-and-gold pumps are by Grim Bros., they just worked so well with all the lace, frills and ruffles. The curious pose is by Diesel Works.

Here I am recruiting help in mystery-solving… meeroos are apparently really good at these things! Skin is by League and the hair is one of the old Lamb freebies, worked perfectly for my urge to have something updo-ish with an edge while showing off earrings. Specific hair-needs can be very specific. Meeroo paw-up pose by Olive Juice.

The secret was absolutely squeesome. The little bunny doll pair is actually a part of a book by Naminoke. They tumble about on the pages and end up sitting like that. The cuteness is lethal, I assure you. The gorgeous golden almost lace-like jewelry set is the latest subscribo-gift by .( bewildebeest ). and I simply had to match the eye make-up to that. The eyeliners by Chelle, the golden crystals by White Widow, prim lashes by Redgrave and eyes by Poetic Colors (the latest freebie).  Squee-pose by Niqotine Poses.

Disclaimer: There really isn’t any secret to the sun dial and the bunny doll book has nothing to do with the solarium, they just went well together in my mind~