Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Genre: "The Discreet Princess" or The Adventures of Finette

Arriving at the Fete

One of my favorite stories of my young adulthood was written by Marie- Jeanne L'heritier during the late Baroque period - one of the periods covered by Genre right now - an era of sumptuous clothing among the courtiers and witty salons within which much was discussed - building up to the crescendo before the reign of terror in the late 1700s. It's the story of a careful, wise princess who navigates a number of troubling attempts at disrupting her honor, her safety, and her life at the hand of a single, vindictive man. I sometimes wish for her poise and clarity; being a fairy tale, the princess is one step ahead all along the way, and it's part of what I really love about the story. Finette is wise without being cruel - though her Fairy Godmother more than makes up for that lack of cruelty. Much as I love Finette, I fear I have far more in common with her sister, Nonchalant, than the estimable Discreet Princess.

A Fresh Face

My gown is a gorgeous release from The Library with the long bodice and wide skirts characteristic of this era. The gold is pretty consistent, but the colors vary - I chose blue but there's a whole range of rich, dark shades available. It's rigged in an interesting manner, bending slightly with my legs, but not too much - I'm not quite sure how she pulled it off, but it's a very neat effect. A gown this impressive needs an equally impressive hairstyle, and I got that and more with this astonishing confection from Bliensen + MaiTai, complete with roses and lace on one side. There are tiny curls all along the browline, and corkscrew curls for over the ears - my one wish was that they be linked separately, so I could move them around my enormous ears, but honestly the rest is so gorgeous I don't think anyone will notice my magic curls. I tucked in under the roses a lovely brooch from Eclectica set in a diamond pattern, which color changes on touch.

Every princess, Discreet or not, needs a slew of accessories. My lips are slightly pouty and decorated with shiny sheen from La Petite Morte, a perfect cupid's bow. There are a wide variety of shades available, but I went with rose red. I added on a lovely set of pearls from Lost Junction with a bow at the back of the neck. I particularly like the findings on the back of the neck - it's such a unique and delicate touch - and it comes in three shades: cream, pink, and white. You can also get it with large symbols in gemstones across the front, but I fell in love with the simple triple strand. Finally, perfect for flirting behind is my gorgeous pink and blue fan from The Muses. It's a gorgeous combo of ivory peacock feathers and gold embossed base, and there's one for each hand. I love the curve of the peacock feathers - two rows of them arching delicately out to the sides.

A Fan's Length

Monday, July 28, 2014


Pause for Breath

I'm going through old folders, trying to catch up and clear things out a little. This gorgeous gown from Peqe is one such casualty of time - or rather the lack of - but I'm so glad I fished it out of the depths. I really love the side slits over the legs, and the arm detailing - with the color high around the neck in front and back - makes it truly an elegant gown with a unique silhouette.

Beasts of the Wild

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Moral Foundations

Where Planes Collide

Recently I've run across a new set of criteria for comparing and contrasting moralities, called the Moral Foundations. As of yet, they've identified five, possibly six, axis that seem to show up in a lot of different cultures. The five which are fairly solid in their system are: care/harm, fairness/cheating, loyalty/betrayal, authority/subversion, sanctity/degradation, and the sixth new one is liberty/oppression - which was pealed off from fairness and offers a counterpoint to authority and loyalty. One of the fun things about the related Your Morals website is that you can participate in a variety of studies, getting a picture of your own moral compass and where you stand relative to other people. It's very US-Centric, and very focused on the Democrat/Liberal and Republican/Conservative divide, where the political party is assumed to have a 1:1 correlation to the ideology. It is also weirdly divorced from tangible things, and there's a presumption of monotheism/atheism and a use of some dog whistles which  gave me pause. For example, the term "unnatural" was used, as was "chastity", and the 'religious' question referenced God. I had to struggle with my knee-jerk responses to those terms, as they've been used a lot by people whose politics are different than mine, but they have native meanings beyond those dog whistles.

Cross Hatched

I also found myself struck by the ideas of sanctity, which could have a Christo-centric meaning, but which has religious meaning for myself as well - and also intersects with one of my basic moral axioms, which is of beauty. I am simultaneously intrigued and skeptical about this identification of axioms, and despite the claims of universality, I find the focus on US-Centric politics troubling. I've had some fun taking other tests to see how I play out in comparison to "liberals" and "conservatives" and it's been interesting to see where I leave both of them behind, and where I split the mean between them.I'm still turning the terms chosen and the various implications of the researcher through my head; while he talks a lot about how Liberals tend to not value loyalty, for example, I have found that Liberals don't value loyalty until you aren't being loyal to them; likewise, while there is a lauded and vocal disrespect for authority among many liberals, the backlash if one critiques one of their authorities can be harsh. They don't seem to have much in place currently to test for implicit values as opposed to explicit ones, and I'm not convinced the two are the same; either that, or implicit values can distort explicit ones rather severely.


In contrast to my heavy, thoughtful thoughts - my outfit today is all sorbet pastels. The whole look was inspired by this ANE miniskirt in an astonishing combination of pastels. It was available in other, less splooshy collections of colors, but I went right for the closest to rainbow I could find and never looked back. The design is very simple and edged such that it takes light very well, offering up a bright or dark line as the situation suggests. I also quite liked the slit in the back, which offered up interesting shadows depending on my leg position. The hair, a free gift at the Hair Faire from Exile, was simply perfect with the colors. I love how each color is stripy and blends with the others while remaining distinct. My shoes, a new release at My Attic from Has Been, were another handy find - with each section tintable, I could get the sorbet feel that had been set by my hair and dress only this time in layers of soft color.

A Long Reach

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sky Blue Dollies

Wide Stance

After a very long hiatus, Dilly Dolls is back with awesome stripy shoes from the depths of her inventory. They're completely cute, with offset stripes across the nose of the shoe. I also like the curve of the heel -with the flair out at the bottom for support. There are solid colored ones at her marketplace for sale, but you can actually pick up these at Freestyle for absolutely free. Yes, you read that right - free.

The pretty jewelry on my ankles - and also around my wrists, upper arms, and neck - are a torc set from Sublime Shroud Kreations that are color change on touch. They're simple but elegant - check out the gems on the open edge.

In Shadow

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Curlicue Couture

Along the Edge

There are five days left before The Secret Affair leaves us forever - on the 29th - and if you haven't been by, I highly recommend it. I ended up falling into adoration with a new store called Pixicat, which put together this really unique and sexy dress and these amazing Baroque shoes. The dress is a combination of corset-style and colorblock with intricate patterns overlaying the colorblocked panels. I love the weavework of the corsetry between the panels; if you look closely, you'll see that the ribbon slotted through lies perfectly, curving over and under the edges of the pattern smoothly and realistically. I also love it's subdued sexiness; the bodice is covering enough, but the additional ribbon along the top edge gives it a dangerous edge it wouldn't otherwise have. I also love the length - many would be tempted to make this kind of a dress a miniskirt, but the knee length balances out classy and sexy perfectly. The shoes, on the other hand, are simply a blast. Waves of curls reminiscent of a heavy picture frame support a high SLink heel held on with thick straps. The straps themselves are color changeable through a HUD; the heels are available in white, black, and a variety of metals. I indulged in this white pair as a way to keep my entire look white, but balanced it with black straps which I also echoed in the bracers from The Annex; strappy, dark, and bold.

Baroque Heels

The Annex bracers come with a lovely veiled hairband with large, creamy flowers on it. I bought the set for the veil - it's mesh, with large pearls sewn into the mesh, and the flowers are luxurious and lovely over the top of the head. Since I was trying to walk a sexy and elegant line, this additional bit of concealment is perfection. I tucked the veiling over another wonderful hairstyle from Discord Designs (available at Hair Faire), with braids tied back in a loose chignon. I'm showing off one of the lighter blonds here, but it's available in a variety of colors. In contrast with many of her other braids, this one has a curling, almost spiral pattern across the skill which I simply adore; I have an abiding love of the more complicated braid patterns developed by black, Caribbean, and African cultures. Discord Designs' styles are particularly perfect for close-held hairbands and crowns, offering a stylish base for your best princesses. My necklace is also from The Secret Affair, a deceptively simple curve from 22769. From a distance it appears like a thick chain necklace, but up close you can see the overlaid leafs in a gentle ombre from dark gray to a blinding blue-white. I really love how distance makes such a difference with how this particular piece of jewelry looks - that's an additional layer to a complicated look. It is a single piece, though; something I appreciated when I made it a little thicker to fit around my neck perfectly.

A Momentary Distraction

I ended up at the RFL Track for pictures; every year they do a number of amazing sims along the edges, and this year one of them was from Fallen Gods' creator Alia Baroque. Growth and Decay is a gorgeous NeoClassical landscape with bridges and rivers on either side.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mrs. Darcy in Nature

Looking Out for Lydia

The Empire waistline owes a lot of its simplicity to Neoclassical styles and popularity, and is loosely based off of the chiton of the Greeks which was belted under the bust for women. It was developed primarily in France, and also ushered in an era of short, often curly hair, thin ribbons to hold up the hair, and additional garments like shawls for the purpose of warmth and to offer some cover for bare arms and throats. In England, the style was popularized by Emma, Lady Hamilton even though England and France were at war, and heralded an era of Neoclassical influence which would continue until Queen Victoria took the throne. Austen is firmly seated in the middle of all of this, where serious topics were skimmed over with a narrow margin of pleasure-seeking and Empire building. In between the careful maneuvering of her novels, hints of the horrors which lay beyond the drawing room can be seen, and very few families are untouched by war and strife. Out of this era strolls this evening dress from Junbug tucked under a military-style pelisse. It's available in a variety of shades, though I picked up the pale pick for 50L Friday, along with the texture-matching shoes fit for the SLink high feet. With a fine lace fischu, I could walk along any street in absolute comfort and style as well - the color combination and length are charming, and it moves well. The coat is also available separately, and would be very fine over a variety of empire gowns.

Waiting for Jane

I pulled my accessories from a variety of current events, leaping around rather like a gazelle - or something equally graceful and unpredictable. From the Hair Faire I have an amazing updo from Ploom. It fits extremely well, and is layered and built very realistically. The bow hair flops slightly as one would expect hair too, and has an amazing softness around the edges. The bangs alternate between being tucked sedately behind the ears, and dangling down in front with a gentle curl, and are layered such that they fall naturally around the face. Like always, Ploom offers up a wide variety or hair shade options - in this case I went with a blond/yellow/pink fade which made the "bow" part of the hair look particularly fun. The bangline of my hair worked beautifully with the pr!tty flowerband I picked up at One Word. It came with a single or double set of flowers, and I really loved both the shape - which reminded me strongly of the foam flowers you can buy in craft stores - and the gentle pastel colors. Finally, my jewelry is a new release at Genre from Eclectica, a glorious baroque set with dangling teal gems. Earrings, rings, and a generous necklace are included, and they offer up a bold statement to balance out my relatively simpler gown. I really like the asymetrical but balanced arrangement - and the fact I was able to echo the jewelry with the cosmetics around my eyes. The flower pattern I echoed through a White Widow design, with large, swirling bronze flowers. The teal I echoed with one of my best and narrowest eyeliners from cheLLe; I love how bright it looks against the bronze and black.

Dust on my Ankles

One final note - my gorgeous poses are from !bang, which recently moved to a new store and is having a sale associated with the move. I was able to fill out a lot of my collection there, and I really recommend you check it out soon.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Little Pick-me-up

A Little Pick-Me-Up

Sometimes, after a long, hot day a girl likes to come home to a little pick-me-up.

Formal Rainbows

Windmills of Your Mind

It's rare that I work with separates; I am much more inclined to start with a complete piece of clothing and add accessories from there. Now and then, separates inspire me to make exceptions - and I never regret it.

Where the sun has never shone

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Beached White

Arising from the Shipwreck

This post is going to be more than a little event heavy. July has had a slew of events and there's no sign of us slowing down any time soon. Fit for a Princess continues until the end of the month, and it has lovely things for anyone seeking a Happily Ever After like this white gown from Kouse's Sanctum, also available in an amazing array of colors besides. It has a gorgeous, hip-length corset with delicate curls upon it. The sleeves  have pleasant puffs, and the neckline is a lovely square one; I had a little skin-bleeding through some of the ruffles since I'm a scooch fatter than the average avatar, but otherwise the fit is easy and good, and the included invisible layer works well without leaving any gaps. Each side of the skirt is strongly rigged to the legs, which means in poses where one leg is before the other you end up with a sharp angle, but other than that it moves quite well, and the length is such that you can see the peeping of shoes - or in this case bare feet - under the hem. I truly adore it; in fact, I'm considering adding to my considerable Kousely-Collection with a few more colors. I think the length of the corset is my favorite aspect, as I'm particularly fond of that smooth line over the hips with a flair out below. I'm also still wearing the nail shades from Frogstar on my fingers and toes, this time in a blindingly white shade which works beautifully with the rest of my look. I love how muted the colors are in this particular set, but the white itself is glorious.

Looking Back Where I Came

My hair is a gloriously twisted updo from Ploom which takes full advantage of Ploom's divine ombre shades. I know I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating that these really add an incredibly punch to Ploom's styles - and you can see why in the gorgeous swirl where the color goes from a pale blond, through pink and green and ending on an eye-smartingly-bright blue. I love the effect of a relatively usual shade becoming suddenly rich and unusual - and in this case it adds a delicious pop of color to balance out darker shades elsewhere in my look. This particular look is one of several available at the Hair Faire, and well worth braving the lag and avatars to find. It fit perfectly, with delicate tendrils along the sides of the face far enough forward to not interfere with my ears; truly perfection held up with pins. Darker shades also come in with this set of color-changing jewelry from Elemental. This is one of the four cool color shades, a lovely rich purple, and the metals are color changing as well through a dizzying array of options, including several combination metals like a gold-tinted silver scale.

Softness of the Shade

Oh My Gacha offers up another dizzying array, this time of gachas. I was completely floored by a sim full from edge to edge with gacha machines, often several from the same store, each with their own offerings. Naminoke is one of my favorite gachas to play, as the prices tend to be on the low side and the offerings are so adorable. In this case, it's sets of colored flowers to cling to several parts of the body - from growing out of the temples to twining around the wrists to clinging to the ankles. At least three different color sets - two shades of purple and a lovely blue - are available, and often they have additional flourishes like silvery strands from the hair or little creatures lurking among the blossoms. Sadly, I didn't end up with a full set of any color, but I have high hopes of running across these in a yard sale and filling out my collections. Finally, the ribbons around my toes are from BooBubbleGum and I was lucky enough to score the rare, which includes this cute charm above the heel. The ribbons themselves are rigged for the SLink high heels, but the charm is editable so that if it lands too far down your foot you can shift it around to fit smoothly. Since I ended up with the rare, I also ended up with a charming HUD to change the colors - including to this pure white shade. I've been wishing for foot ribbons for a long while, and these cheer me immensely.

Tip Toe

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cage of Wishes

Rawr Uncaged

Have I mentioned how much I love cage dresses? Wishbox released a new one - a rigged cage this time - and it's simply glorious.

Pursed Lips

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fit for a Princess: In Exile

Upon the Widow's Walk

I'm decked out in a ton of Fit for a Princess finery again, in something which has become a wonderful habit. This month is "Happily Ever After", and it is living up to its name - a ton of stylish and shiny finery for the Princess on the go. My mood is darker, though - this is a princess who, despite her finery - has been cut off from her seat of power, like Elizabeth I in exile. My gorgeous, satin gown is a release from Junbug, and it is divine; rich color, flouncy lace, and rigging which holds up to even some of the strangest poses I could throw at it. I love the double puff of the sleeves and the smooth line of the bodice. The sleeves are also a good length and width, covering my SLink hands without obscuring them.

Lonely Friends

Left to walk the high reaches in the gloom surrounding her estate, the Princess in Exile dreams of a day when she can take her rightful role as Queen. She's keeping her crown, a lovely starburst set above a frame by Luminary, close at hand and practicing balancing with it on her head even through the most athletic of long, boring walks on cliffs. The frame is particularly fun, curving across the from of my hair; it can actually also serve as a forehead band on a different, tighter style of hair. The gorgeous matching necklace is from Krystal and I adore it. I have a total weakness for keys, and this one is completely lovely. It comes in four different colors with diamonds, and if I could also have it with color changing in addition my little key-loving heart would be gleeful. The final bit of Fit for a Princess gear is my nails - soft but rich colors with silver tips from Frogstar.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SL11B: Auditorium on Fascinate

Birthday Fascinate 3

This was one of the lovlier stages, with two parts - a front and a back. I had wanted to attend a bunch of events, but I lost track of the calendars and then lost track of my week.

Birthday Fascinate 2

( More pictures here. )


Location: Auditorium on Fascinate
Light Settings: TOR, DUSK Fairytale glow

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rainbow Waters

You, Stop... Come Here

I'm slowly getting back into the swing of blogging something other than events - licking my wounds after my vast failure at covering Second Life's Birthday (though in my defense, my idea was rather stupid given how much else was going on in my life). I was inspired by the hair, from Ploom, which I've wanted to show off for a while. It's a subtle set of pig tails, caught back far enough to fall behind my ears. The length is extremely long - falling well below my hips. Both the all of the hair and the length makes it a more challenging hair both to dress and to pose - the fall over the shoulders limits how far your head can turn naturally, and the sheer volume tempted me to pull a Lady Godiva. I did near as, placing a simple swimsuit from Baiatice underneath - a lovely linked bikini with a pretty metal clasp in the front. It's being sold at the Summerfest Event, which ended today. Hopefully it will make the transition to her main store soon as it's completely lovely. I especially like the cutout over the stomach - sexy lines there.

Sun Bathing

On my head I added this amazing, color-changing headdress from Folly. It is astonishing; just about everything is color changable with as much as twelve or fifteen different options. My only complaint was that I wish it was HUD tinting instead of via menu - the options are so varied and amazing that I wished I could see the colors instead of trying to judge from names. Otherwise, though, the headband is amazing, the flower add-ons are delightful, and the options make me wriggle like a thrilled puppy. It can go with anything, in astonishing variety, and I have no doubt these will be showing up again after I completely rework the coloring to fit a completely different outfit. Finally, these amazing poses are from Grafica and are available at the Rhapsody event right now. Yes, shocking as it seems, I actually have managed to cover something while the event was going on; please pick your jaws up from the floor. These poses are all based off of different dances or music, and I simply adore them - managing to be unique, interesting, and to not twist my limbs despite the sometimes extreme shapes they make. I love the variety of arm and leg shapes, and the real natural feel to the poses, and I also love that each set comes with mirror images of the pose. 

A Leap Forward

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Ploom, Pepper
Hat: Folly, Nouveau Headdress
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Glasses: Eclectica, Antique Glasses
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Nails: A:S:S, Fairy Wings
Clothing: Baiatice, Caprice Monokini
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui, Fey Sandals

Pose: Grafica

Location: Sunset Beach
Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Baskaholic
Water Settings: Glassy

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

Saturday, July 5, 2014

SL11B: Despite all my Gauge, I'm still just a Fae in a Cage

Sands and Steel

I love cage dresses. I have a bunch of them, but they are much rarer to find across the grid since mesh hit - largely because by they're very definition they cannot easily be rigged. The cage part of this The Library dress isn't rigged, which means it continues to make interesting shapes around my thighs and calves no matter how I'm posed, and I fell in love the second I saw it. The bodysuit is rigged; I'm wearing the small, which was smaller in the bust and larger in the rear end than my normal shape. The bum shape in particular is very fine - high enough to seem sexy and be striking, but not so high that it looks like things should be hanging out. I love the rivets up the front and holding the skirt to the waist, and I completely adore the narrow wire of the cage skirt. The entire outfit has a really industrial feel, so I tried to soften and make it more fey using curvy, curly, clothy accessories. First the french hood - which is a release from Aisling I picked up a while ago and dates back to the Tudor era in style. It's built more like a crown or a headband, without the usual veil, and it has a lovely trim of pearls which drapes over your hair and leaves a single bead on the forehead. It reminds me of Florence for some reason (maybe the pearls?), and it was a headdress style which traveled across the European Continent and all the way to England as well, thanks to Anne Boleyn. Blessedly, this gorgeous hood comes with a color changing HUD, which means I will probably indulge in wearing it many more times in the future since I can match it up to so much of my inventory.

Fine Work

The Wasabi Pills hair I paired the hood with was a simple style with a part in front, but wasn't the usual completely pulled back style of the Sixteenth Century. I love it's simple, curved back style which lets me show off one of my earrings, from Bliensen + MaiTai, and highlights the matching necklace. Wasabi Pills has been adding in lovely wisps of hair which make the styles feel much more natural - less like something fresh from a stylist and more like a person pushing their hair back and heading out into the world. I fell in love with the Bliensen + MaiTai spirals, and the metal width is reminiscent of the cage skirt I'm wearing which also bringing in a curved edge. I love how the swirls fade together and change direction, and the curve of a circle through my earlobe. The swirl is echoed in my other hardware, also from Aisling but this time in a more fantasy mesh shape, and echoed again in these amazing shoes from Lassitude & Ennui. Clearly, this is pure evidence that they love me, because in addition to all of the usual lovely shades of shoe, Lassitude & Ennui made Rainbow Shoes. Rainbow. Shoes. Nevermind that they are also swirly, and curly, and lovely, and have delicate heels which make it clear anyone who is anyone would have wings. I don't even have words for how much I want these shoes on my feet forever; it's as if someone wonderful went into my brain, took out a dream, and then handed it to me - what bliss!

Wings and Wire

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Ellie
Hat: Aisling, Godelieve
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Damned, Rainbow
Lipstick: Mock, Brown Sugar
Wings: Una, Steampunk Wing
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Nails: Nine Inch Nails, Ying & Yang
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai, Voluta
Bracers: Aisling, Lady of Highgarden
Clothing: The Library, Iron Maiden
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui, Fey Sandals

Pose: Ploom

Location: DJ Stage on Impressive
Light Settings: Sim Default
Water Settings: Sim Default

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

Friday, July 4, 2014

SL's 11th Birthday: DJ Stage on Impressive

Evil Stage of Evil Staginess

Impressive is built as a secret bunker by some sort of scientist - perhaps this is the secret lair of Carlos, built in between dates with his adoring Cecil. What I love the most about it is how the fans in the roof were done, however, with light shining through it and gently spinning. The effect was striking, and when I went back to to a fashion shoot there, I took full advantage. One thing which struck me was how well materials were used as well - subtle and never overpowering, but there was an added realism to the look which really blew me away.

Evil Ramps

To either side of the massive dance floor are the exists, which curve through the rock and have control centers and enormous, mysterious machinery looking things. This build is the most obviously dystopic of the stages, but I quite like the feel of playing in the Evil Overlord's Secret Bunker while she's away.

No Safe Evil Exit

( More pictures here. )


Location: DJ Stage on Impressive
Light Settings: Phototools, Build 002

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SL's 11th Birthday: Beguile

There are four different paths to follow to take in all of the Second Life Hunt Prizes - shown at the Official Page, each with their own starting point, though I ended up doing some of them backwards. I've taken the precaution of numbering the exhibits for easy reference; the sheer volume can be rather overwhelming, and each sim will be covered individually as I go. Names of exhibits and exhibitors found here.

Northern Trail ( Wonderous / Beguile )
Western Trail ( Spellbound / Astound )
Southern Trail ( Fascinate / Pizzazz )
Eastern Trail ( Enchant / Spectacular )

Northern Trail - Beguile

Beguile 1a
1. Dressage in SL: Olympic Horse Sports for the horse avatar in SL by H0neyHeart Resident. HUNT STOP - 6 PRIZES. Place for doing dressage and information about horses in Second Life.

Beguile 2a
2. DragOn Science by Vinhold Starbrook. HUNT STOP. Some kind of test chamber on the second floor - you have to wear a HUD to get there and need media on a prim to see what to do.

Beguile 3a
3. HHVET Victoriana by SnakeLady Melody. HUNT STOP. FREE GIFTS. Large building - the doorway is around the corner from your path. Information in the sim inside.

Beguile 4a
4. Blue Lotus Okiya portal to our world by Aryanna DeCuir. HUNT STOP. Doorway is on the opposite side from your path. Lovely enclosed Japanese garden.

Beguile 5a
5. Dare to Dream by Tori Landau. HUNT STOP. FREE GIFTS. Gated Garden - doorway is facing the doorway for Victoriana.

Beguile 6
6. Crossroads – Transylvania by Night WOD/VTM by Ravenal Ashby.Large, gothic building - doorway is on the right edge.

Beguile 7
7. The Art Of Thinking by Daruma Resident. Walls are phantom. Black on black labyrinth inside with white words.

Beguile 8
8. GOHA; Today & Tomorrow by Ashlene McMinnar. FREE GIFTS. Hockey rink inside of snowscape.

Beguile 9a
9. Harambee Gwassi-Kenya Project by Loredana Loring. TON OF FREE GIFTS. HUNT STOP. Images of Kenyan women plus some inspirational quotes and a lovely, knitted tree (possibly a sacred Mae tree?) in the middle of a courtyard.

Beguile 10a
10. Confederation of Democratic Simulators by patroklus murakami. HUNT STOP. Banks of buildings with two floors.

Beguile 11
11. The Bubble by Sunshine / Yellow Core.Large bubble full of pictures.

Beguile 12
12. THE TREE OF LIFE by Caro Fayray. HUNT STOP. Art exhibit.

Beguile 13a
13. SL11B -  Sluniverse Community by Robert Jung. HUNT STOP. Pool party and information.

Beguile 14a
14. The Avilion Pavilion by Suzie Sewell. Click a sign for information and FREE STUFF.

Beguile 15a
15. Field of Dreams: Our Journey and Beyond by Landon Edenbaum. HUNT STOP. Baseball diamond with pictures to one side.

Beguile 16a
16. Building for the future by Dimitri Mint. FREE GIFTS. Large blue building.

Beguile 17a
17. House of Dun by Vain Adder. HUNT STOP. Walk through the picture of a house front to reach the back.

Beguile 18a
18. Philomenaville Welcomes You to the New Century by Mistletoe Ethaniel. HUNT STOP. Displays about various things with examples and information.

Beguile 19a
19. Vernacular Visions by Indea Vaher. Folk and outsider art. Door on the opposite side from your path.

Beguile 20
20. Ruca Tease Island by bonadea avedon. Island view with small cabana.

Beguile 21a
21. Noosphere by Attica Bekkers. Large, silver sphere with "zoo" on one side and pretty colors inside.

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22. Creations Park ~ Creations for Parkinson’s by Barbie Alchemi. HUNT STOP. Move theater with video of person with Parkinsons helped by SL, and link to a hunt on their sim.

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23. Second Life Spanish by Wilson Voight. Pyramid with information about scheduling and free classes.

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24. The Sim Scouts – Creating Tomorrows Leaders Today by OliverRed. HUNT STOP. Camp Alanshee information.

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25. An Adventure In Time and Space by April Kohl. Cakeland(?) information and muffin and cake puns.

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26. Childhood Imagination by Matthew Querrien. Raised playground.

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27. Whole-Brain Health by Lissena Wisdomseeker. HUNT STOP couldn't find prize. Click to enter - you get out by walking downstairs but there are lots of floors. Advertising about tasks available here and at their sim, including a "Community of Elders" for SL Residents older than fifty offline, a butterfly hunt for words of wisdom, and a Hero's Fortune spinner.

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28. East River Community by Elisha Paklena. Information about the sims associated with the community.

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29. The Grey School of Wizardry by Logan Porterfield. HUNT STOP. Entrance on the opposite side from your path. Symbolism hunt. "The Grey School of Wizardry teaches about real Magick." Does not seem to be an RP sim.

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30. Deutsche Volkshochschule – vhs in virtueller Welt, by Chiria Celt. Information about various future opportunities across the grids in English and German.

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31. A Dollhouse Dream by Monavie Voight. HUNT STOP. Small house with a lovely river in front of it. Front of it facing away from your path.

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32. Mystic Empire of Life by eternalestrange. FREE GIFTS. The entire exterior is phantom; inside is food-based decorations on three levels with gifts on the second level.

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33. Dreams: Still Lighting the Way by Kelyren Benoir. Large building with enormous, lighthouse style top. Advertizing for an ADHD Support Group on Tuesdays at 6PM SLT.

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34. Plot 25 Yooma Mayo by yooma mayo. Art display from Chaotic Parade.

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35. Pencil Dresses & How far they have come! by Alejandra Jumanya. HUNT STOP. Images of mesh pencil skirts.

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36. Jenna McKlis’s new Concepts by mcklis70 Resident. HUNT STOP couldn't find prize. Series of rides and an observatory at a top level.

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Location: Beguile
Light Settings: AnaLutetia, AvatarOp whiter

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only