Twisted Victorian Gothic

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian Gothic LRThe Twisted Hunt (9/19-10/19) is well under way and although dubbed the hardest hunt on Second Life, the prizes are worth the effort.  Today, I’m showcasing Finishing Touches main hunt gift the Qi Skybox, side hunt items and a corresponding gacha collection.  The skybox and all the furnishings have a modern Victorian Gothic influence in a black, white and grayscale palette….perfect for a sophisticated Halloween.  Victorian Gothic is an architectural style and movement during the mid-late 19th century, often seen as a sub-style of the broader Gothic Revival style.  It is characterized by gothic details, decorative patterns, scallopping, lancet windows and hood moulding.  Architectural elements such as pointed arches, steep-sloping roofs and fancy carvings like lace ant lattice-work were applied to a wide range of Gothic Revival objects.  The movement is all about drama and elegance with lavish interiors, curved ornate furniture and plenty of decorative details.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian GothicFinishing Touches Qi skybox has a decorative pattern tiled ceiling, tall narrow pointed arched windows, oversized white candle fireplace and white/black wainscoting.  I styled the Victorian living space with the tufted curved black & white sofas, armchairs and stools enhancing the ornate detailed birdcage chandeliers and patterned tapestry wall hangings.  Pops of red, hanging boston ferns, potted palms and framed Victorian silhouette complete the space.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Gold SkeletonTo commemorate the 11th Twisted Hunt, Finishing Touches is offering a side hunt with eleven gifts that correspond to the gacha collection.  The hunt items include 3 versions of a skirted table, 3 versions of hanging tapestry, couple rugs with pillows, Persian Grey wrinkled rug, box of skulls, pumpkin trio and ceramic vase.  All side hunt gifts can be found in the Twisted Qi skybox (the main Twisted Hunt gift).  Do you love the Qi skybox?  Need to furnish it, then check out the gacha for beautifully twisted coordinating decor priced at $50 per play.  Try your luck at black or white caged chandeliers, shadow box frames, tulip lamps, coffee tables, and tufted stools (see key below).

_FT_ Twisted Gacha Fall 2015Lastly, 24Karat Roux, owner and creator of Finishing Touches is offering the Rolled Arm Couch & Chair in White Leather and Black Leather for 50% off the regular price during the Twisted Hunt.  The couch and chair were designed to coordinate with the Twisted Qi skybox hunt gift and Twisted gacha decor items.  Hope you are inspired to create an elegance spooky gothic Halloween using the Finishing Touches free Twisted hunt gifts.  Happy Hunting!

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

Come rain or come shine…

May- Rain or Shine Collection I’m terribly late blogging about the latest collection at Collabor88, Rain or Shine (May 2013), but not to fret there is still time.  As you know, each month selected designers create items at affordable prices.  A new round starts the 8th of each month and the store closes the 7th, to set-up for the next collection.  Lots of fun, cute spring items can be found there including clothing, hair, a large selection of home decor & even a skybox.  I fell for the LISP bistro set with 4 metal texture changes & numerous cushion changes.  This is such an adorable set that at this price you need to get one!  The bistro set wanted a friend, and because I’m in the process of redecorating my new SL house with a shabby chic beachy vibe, the Trompe Loeil- Beachside Cabinet was perfect.  I’m a girl who loves decorating both in SL & RL, so why not buy another daybed… they are functional, friendly and welcoming, the floorplan naptime was perfect.  So that started me daydreaming about waking up in a field of flowers, which led to my splurge purchased of Schadenfreude Into the Woods dress in yellow.  At the C88 reasonable prices, nothing is a “splurge” but I LOVE Yellow and own a ton of garments in that color.  The dress is S.. ooooooo sweet that I’ll be dancing in the rain or shine with my Yummy Sunbrella in Orange (couldn’t resist), while wearing my free D!va hair (sample pack) and Ison-Billie patent heels.  Also, you don’t want to miss The Dressing Room-Fusion selection ending tomorrow, Thursday, June 6, 2013.  TDR is a discount store with items from 40 to 70L.  I picked up the Izzie’s Irene skin (worn below), and I’m planning to head back to snag the Ricielli items.  Hope this post inspirited you to daydream and hop over to Collabor88 & The Dressing Room before the collections are gone.  This weeks plans: I’m in the middle of hunting for Moolto Sisterhood hunt gifts and will post gift previews later today (hopefully).  Meanwhile, enjoy the intoxicating Sarah Vaughan version of Come Rain or Come Shine.

  • Bistro Set: LISP, Rain or Shine Set–Pastels (Texture change)
  • Cabinet: Trompe Loeil, Beachside Cabinet–Blue
  • Bed: Floorplan, Naptime Daybed (Texture change)
  • Umbrella: Yummy, Sunbrella–Orange
  • Dress: Schadenfreude, Into the Woods–Yellow
  • Hair: D!va, Marie (All color pack)–Free
  • Shoes: ISON, Billie Patent Heels–Pink (Texture change)
  • Skin: Izzie’s, Irene TDR Fusion–Brown, The Dressing Room item