Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt… where fairies come to play

Midsummer Night's Dream Hunt 6

One of Second Life’s most popular hunt is back for the sixth year, the Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Kastle Rock.  The MND 6 Hunt is unique from most hunts on the grid because it’s broken into six different paths, with over 100+ stores offering male/female/unisex/petite and home furnishings until July 21, 2015.  Kastle Rock’s hunter guide will provide more information for each path (hints & LM) and a gift preview page.

Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare (1590- 1597), portraying the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of AthensTheseus, and Hippolyta.  These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.

Today, I will be showing three fantasy garden decor hunt gifts from Finishing Touches, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, and Park Place Home Decor.  Finishing Touches Enchanted Forest Swing is a whimsical weathered ivy-covered solo swing with 6 animations.  Fairy Set by Dreamscapes Art Gallery is a playful free formed twig chair (13 animations) and tree stump coffee table with candle display.  Park Place Fallen Log Bench with blanket and plants is perfect for summer picnic and cuddling with your sweetie, chalk full of single/couple poses. Below are the vendor ads for the 3 hunt items above.  Good luck on the Midsummer Night’s Dream hunt and have a merry time!

Finishing Touches Enchanted Forest Swing (Titania Path – Hint: Ascend the stairs to gaze upon the Tree of Life)

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 Dreamscapes Art Gallery Fairy Set (Puck Path – Hint: O sleep! O gentle sleep!)

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Park Place Home Decor Fallen Log Bench (Puck Path – Hint:

“Time so quickly flowing past
we watch it go with growing angst
Stop that CLOCK, it goes too fast
and earn our most undying thanks!!”)

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The Elven Forest- Mushroom Kingdom

the-co-op-logoA new round of The Co-Op opened on June 7 available until June 21, with the theme Mushroom Kingdom.  The event sim has been designed to replicate a Legoland build with animated brick water, swaying palms, and overflowing fountain.  As a Lego loving girl, I thought the Mushroom Kingdom event sim was a trip and well worth checking out.  The Co-Op creators are offering everything from mushroom earrings, fantasy masks, fairy poses, to outdoor furniture.  Utilizing the home & garden decor, I created a few hidden forests scenes with campfires, butterflies and nature friends.  Dividing the two mushroom camp sites is Meadow Works Ye & Me cuddle tree with hollowed out bench with sit poses.  Plus, today is Day 5 of the Fashion For Life Fair, all garments modeled in the close up pics are from FFL, tp over to the event and know that a portion of your purchase will be donated to fund a cure to cancer.  Join me in my elven fantasy world where fairies and forest friends share natures beauty.  Mushroom Kingdom Taxi please…

Elven Forest Overview:

Overview of Elven Forest

BananaN Tila Lounge Set:

BananaN Tila Chairs set 2

Gloria at mushroom scene #2

  • Mushroom Tables: Cleo Design, Mushroom Garden Set (10L Sales Garden event 6/1-30)
  • Dress: Sundaara, Flora (FFL event 6/7-20)

Collage Toadstool Set:

Collage Toadstool scene

Close up of the Collage Toadstools

Close up of the toadstools & gloria lounging

  • Dress: Roots & Wings, Nature’s Creek Lolita Sunset (FFL event 6/7-20)

Meadow Works Ye & Me Tree (in background) & Le Poppycock Pose Wanton Fay:

Le Poppycock Pose

Featured at Mushroom Kingdom:

  • Crown: Luminary, Peachy Circlet
  • Pose: Le Poppycock, Wanton Fay (Pleasant is the Fairy Bed)

Featured at Fashion For Life:

Caps for Sale…

The Mad Hattery Hat Display- bret

The Mad Hattery is downsizing their main store Mieville location and having a store wide clearance sale until Friday, July 5, 2013. All hats are reduced to 50%+ off and a gatcha machine has been added with new designs for 5L each. Saraid Dalglish has created some of the most whimsical hat designs in SL. The variety of hats, styles and themes are endless, and it is truly a shame to see Saraid have to downsize her store to only 75 hats. My friends, the hat lovers, Niki & Bret are helping me out today modeling some of the hats they purchased at the sale. Remember that after Friday the store will close and almost 60% of the inventory will be gone, so if you love hats, get over to The Mad Hattery and grab some at a great value.

The Mad Hattery Hat Display- Niki

The Mad Hattery had a Mad Hatter’s Ball on Wednesday night and Bret participated in the stack hats contest. Here is his verison of summer fun, four hats: Aquatic Life, Under the Big Top, Deli, & Movie Night.

Stack Hats

On Bret: (clockwise)

  • Santa Fe Cowboy
  • Titled Grungy Hat (Gatcha machine 5L)
  • Mad Hatter’s Deli
  • Aquatic Life
  • Movie Night
  • Indiana Jones

On Niki: (clockwise)

  • Gothic Pillbox
  • Jimmy Buffet
  • Victorian Romance
  • Midnight Blue Lily
  • Classic Wonderland
  • Touch on Miami

Photo contests & model searches

Kastle Rock Couture
Are YOU the new face of fashion?
Kastle Rock Couture established in Second Life in 2008 and has grown into a popular choice for quality women’s daywear and formal wear. KRC prides itself on fun designs with class, elegance and style.
At this time, we seek a new team of fashion models to walk our latest designs down the runway! Finalists are offered a place in the lineup for our upcoming summer show currently scheduled for July 21, 2013. They will also be considered our official store models until our next competition,* utilized for possible print ads, events and future runway shows.** (not to be confused with our in-store models spinning around on a stand)
=Join our Flickr group and submit an image to the group pool by June 17th at 11:59PM SLT
http://www.flickr.com/groups/2263837@N22/=In the description for your photo, put ONLY your avatar’s name.

=Contestant MUST be wearing Kastle Rock Couture clothing currently available in the store. (This means nothing out of the discount store or 4 year old designs no longer sold, etc)

Your image will be judged on 3 criteria:
-Artistic expression
-Avatar appearance
-Styling/representation of product

=Photos will have no writing or logos. A photographer’s “signature” is allowed in the corner if it is modest.

=No nudity.

Semi-Finalists will be chosen by a panel of 5 qualified judges from the fashion and modeling industry. These will advance to the runway phase of the competition, scheduled for 10AM SLT June 22, 2013. Semi-finalists will be scored on appearance/styling, posing and walking.

Finalists will receive clothing and store credit for Kastle Rock Couture and possible linden payments. Other incentives may be offered as well.

Please direct any questions to Uschi Darkrose via notecard. No IMs please.

*any finalist can be excused from this position by the designer and/or management.

** Those chosen to fill the model positions understand they are not under contract. Available model work will be per diem and offered at the discretion of management. Either party may end the agreement at any time. You may accept work from other stores/agencies during this time.

Kastle Rock Couture Model Search 2013, Gloria Silverstone by Gloria Silverstone


1) The contest will start on Saturday 1st June;

2) All women wishing to take part MUST be more than 6 months old in SL. I will check
3) All women entering this contest MUST also be in The White Armory group and that The White Armory group is showing in your list of groups. Again I will check 🙂
4) No previous modelling experience is required
5) Contestants MUST wear clothing by The White Armory only
6) Jewellery, hair, skin, shoes, etc can be worn by other designers
7) All photographs taken for the challenges MUST be taken by you and not by another photographer. Also, no photo morphing please.
8) You may edit your photos yourself
9) Finally if you are one of the lucky ladies to go through to the Final of the contest, you must be available on the following dates and times:
Wednesday 31st July at 12pm slt – Rehersal
Saturday 3rd August at 1pm slt – Rehersal
Sunday 4th August at 1pm slt – FINAL
If you don’t think you can attend, then please re-think before you enter this contest.

Entry instructions or Stage 1:

1) Each entrant must take one full body shot photo wearing your favorite gown or outfit by The White Armory,

2) You’re photo has to be taken by YOU and not by another photographer.

3) Please ensure that your photo is Full Permissions so that I can place it onto the contest board.

4) Name your photo/texture Miss TWA 2013 – Your Name.

5) Please submit your TEXTURE ONLY to Piper Hanriot by no later than Saturday 15th June at 1pm slt.

Good luck ladies and have lots of fun! If you have any questions, please send a notecard to Piper Hanriot.

June Moolto Hunt: Detour (Part 3)

After a late summer night party at the lodge, I was excited to see my friend’s new beach. She was up for the challenge of teaching me how to surf.  Brunch, shopping, dancing and dinner parties on the agenda, but I’m sure a few detours will occur today! 🙂

Charltina army green bathing suit, erika shape, poudre skin

  • Shape: Azure Fields, Davina’s Original “Erika”
  • Skin: Poudre, Sissy
  • Bathing Suit: Charltina’s, Subtle Mystique bathing suit
  • Eyes: PC, Tropical Reef (Not part of the hunt)
  • Hair: Truth, Melanie (Not part of the hunt)
  • Necklace: Purple Moon, Kenya set in Bronze
  • Bangle: Pure Poison, Wicky Spiked (Not part of the hunt)

Morea dress, Erika shape, 7 skin, diva female pose

Delirium Style, Erika shape & ME skin

Gizza & BeloD silver clutch

  • Shape: Karen Blackthorne (Not part of the hunt)
  • Skin: Belleza, Mya (Not part of the hunt)
  • Dress: Gizza
  • Eyes:  Redgrave, Hollywood Blue (Not part of the hunt)
  • Hair: Truth, Briony (Not part of the hunt)
  • Clutch: BeloD, Classic Clutch in Silver

gold in the night %22moon gold%22, russh Lussh Anaya skin, Davina %22Erika%22 shape

  • Shape: Azure Fields, Davina’s Originals “Erika”
  • Skin: Russh Lussh, Ananya
  • Dress: Gold in the Night, Moon Gold (w/long sheer skirt options)
  • Eyes: IKON, Destiny Maya (Not part of the hunt)
  • Hair: Truth, Valerie (Not part of the hunt)
  • Bangle: {{BSD}}, Iconic Beauty in Gold (Not part of the hunt)
  • Handbag: Orage Creations, Fragrance (Not part of the hunt)

Countdow White cocktail dress, ME shape, Belod silver clutch, isis pink toe shoes

  • Shape: Mirror’s Engima, Lyla
  • Skin: Belleza, Ava Pale (Not part of the hunt)
  • Dress: Countdown, Eternity Cocktail White
  • Eyes: Azure Fields, Davina’s Original, Purple Blue
  • Toe Shoes: Isis Boutique, Bellic Ballet Shoes in Pink
  • Hair: Truth, Brandi (Not part of the hunt)
  • Earrings: J&W Jewelers, LesLey Collection
  • Clutch: BeloD, Classic Clutch in Silver

Solidea Folies Blk party dress, BeloD silver clutch, ME skin & Shape & Isis pink toe shoes

Lillou's Design

  • Shape: Karen Blackthorne (Not part of the hunt)
  • Skin: Belleza, Mya (Not part of the hunt)
  • Gown & Hat: Lillou’s Design, Morgane

Evie's Closet, Lilac Fair, Isis Bellic Toe shoes in pink, belleza skin & reg shape

  • Shape: Karen Blackthorne (Not part of the hunt)
  • Skin: Belleza, Amy (Not part of the hunt)
  • Dress: Evie’s Closet, Petal 
  • Eyes: Redgrave, Hollywood Blue (Not part of the hunt)
  • Toe Shoes: Isis Boutique, Bellic Ballet Shoes in Pink
  • Hair: D!va, Airi2 (Not part of the hunt)