Category Archives: Exploration

Black desert: Introducing Stealthic’s stunning new bento hair

Stealthic’s ‘Jeaousy’ hair features their new textures… hair looks so natural where it meets the skin with realistic hair strands

Hello hair lovers, today’s news is all about Steathic! Stealthic have recently revamped their hairs, and all new hairs going forward will be bento compatible and contain the lovely new textures packs as seen here. I am wearing their latest release called ‘Jealousy’, available at the Hairology event. Stealthic’s hairs have always had some of the most realistic textures in SecondLife, and they’ve recently updated them to add even more realism. One of the great things about this style is that there is no need for a hairbase! You can see how the mesh meets the skin on the head in fine strands just like real life, as opposed to a block of mesh that looks a little silly without a hairbase. This has been the norm for a long time in SL, but it seems Stealthic are breaking the mould!

Stealthic clearly want to satisfy their customers, as it was only recently that they released their new styling HUDs. For those that don’t remember, the HUDs give you multiple ways of styling your hair which is a really nice touch. You can see the style HUD for Jealousy below, there are four different ways in which you can way your hair.

Make sure to go and grab the demo of this gorgeous new hair at Hairology and have a play with the new colours and styling system. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with Stealthic hair just like me. I can’t wait to see what they do next.

As I was hunting for photo locations, II found a great sim!

Before I sign off, I just want to mention the sim where I took my photos for today’s blog post. I discovered this sim on my travels, and it’s a really unique, futuristic style desert town called Little Mos Eisley Dunes. It’s a great location for bloggers and photographers because you can rez here. I’m including the teleport link below for those that would like to visit!

Over and out, PinkRayne <3

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Credits (click the pink links to teleport!)

Hair: Stealthic, Jealousy @Hairology (complexity 2918)
Eyes: Avi-Glam, Elysian Eyes
Dress: The Annex, Jezebel @Genre
Location of shoot: Little Mos Eisley Dunes


 

Loopy La La! Adorbs hair for 50L & traveller themed event full of free gifts!

Loose hair loops by Wasabi Pills

Hi hi hair lovers! There are a few things are happening right now, including this gorge hair for only 50L by Wasabi Pills! This is part of the 50L Friday deals, and is one you really don’t want to miss! It comes with a selection of colours including a natural brown, blonde and black, as well as some colourful ombre tones. Be sure to grab this as soon as possible as I’m not sure when this deal will end.

I teamed my new hair with a lovely playsuit by The Annex, which is an exclusive for the new round of Tres Chic. The print is lovely and very Spring glam, you can see it in full below.

A picnic at Dawn

My beautiful jewellery set is called ‘Esmeralda’ by Petit Chat. This is an original mesh set, and it comes with a HUD so that you can change the colour of the metal. This is an exclusive item for Inspiration, the new round opened on Sunday and the theme is travellers and free spirits, in the style of Gypsy Esmeralda. There are some lovely pieces to pick up, and each designer is offering a free gift this round! I have also designed an exclusive outfit for the event, here it is below:

Traveller glam: Esmeralda outfit for Inspiration, March round

So there you have it, so much shopping, so little time! Make sure to visit Wasabi Pills, Tres Chic and Inspiration soon!

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Credits (click the pink links to teleport!)

Pink
Hair, Wasabi Pills, Viola (complexity: 2373)
Eyes: Avi-Glam, Elysian Eyes
Outfit (pics 1&2): The Annex, Daisy @Tres Chic
Jewellery: Petit Chat, Esmeralda Jewellery Set @Inspiration
Outfit in ad pic: PinkRayne, Esmeralda @Inspiration

Sam
Hair: Action, Overdose (complexity 65,836)
Top: Orion, Flannal with Undershirt
Shorts: LikeA, Wing Cargo shorts, MP only

Other things:
Couple’s Pose: Luane’s World, The Best Gift (inc. basket & flowers props)
Sim: It’s A New Dawn

 


Silent Night

Winter is definitely here, and Christmas fast approaches. I love the winter season, there’s something magical about waking up to snow covered hills, foggy mornings and the twinkling of ice on the ground. During the bright, cold days I love to take long walks on the canal, wrapped up in chunky jumpers whilst the winter sun breathes warmth through the bare tree branches.

It’s also a perfect time for a stroll in SecondLife too, with a host of gorgeous sims transformed into winter wonderlands for the festive season.

One of my favourites so far is ‘It All Starts With A Smile’ sim by Kaelyn Alecto. Kaelyn and Gorba have created a stunning snow-drenched village, rustically beautiful and quaint. Each little scene feels as though it belongs on the front of a Christmas card, so it felt right to edit my picture in the style of an old fashioned greeting card. I named it Silent Night after the traditional Christmas carol, because the sim is so perfect, peaceful, calm and bright. I hope you take some time to visit this wonderland.

Seasons greetings to all, Pinky <3

Credits

Sim: It All Starts With A Smile sim by Kaelyn Alecto

 


 

Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion

THIRST, the store formerly known as [AP.PAREL], has long been a favorite of mine.  Their clothes fit so well, and always look great.  Last week, they released this new set of underwear with the shorts that fit around them at their main store in Boystown.  For this photo, I decided to go to their store go get a city feel.  Boystown is a community made up of 11 sims focused on the LGBT community in Second Life.  There are a lot of great stores, a few clubs and party areas, rental homes and parcels, and even a bathhouse for gay men.

Along with the underwear and shorts, I’m wearing a new tank top from VALE KOER at The Men’s Dept, which I love so much that I had to buy the fatpack.  The fatpack allows you to mix and match the color like I’ve done, so that you can add a trim and accent color.  I’m also wearing a necklace from [ kunst ] that just came out at The Men’s Dept and a bracelet from Bad Unicorn that just came out today at Kustom9!  Full credits and a link to Boystown are below!

Clothing
Tank Top | [VALE KOER] Essential Tank Top Fatpack (at The Men’s Dept)
Shorts | THIRST Frayed Shorts – Dark Blue (NEW) *
Underwear | THIRST Teaser Brief (NEW) *

Accessories
Necklace | [ kunst ] Cross Necklace (at The Men’s Dept)
Bracelet | [Bad Unicorn] Faith Bracelet (at Kustom 9)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Blonde
Hair | Exile Rise Above (Blondes)
Facial Hair | Clef de Peau Stubble 4 Blonde

Pose | RK Poses Ash 6

Location | Boystown

 


Land of Dreams and Ruins

Land of Dreams and Ruins

The minute I saw this new hair from Unorthodox at Hair Fair, I started working out this picture in my mind.  It just wouldn’t come together, though, until I was doing some photos for a couple of friends of mine earlier this week and made this Windlight preset.  Suddenly, the hair clicked in my head and this whole outfit came together.  This necklace and bracelet from [ kunst ] at Uber also fit it perfectly, so I’m glad I ended up waiting for the photo until they were out.

This photo was taken on the Hades sim, where I have taken a couple of photos in the past.  The owner, Pixel Sideways, keeps tweaking small things on the sim to keep it fresh.  It’s such a great sim for photography in addition to its normal purpose of being a meeting spot for gay men.  Full credits for this photo are below!

Clothing
Vest | Fabulous and Trendy Katsuo Tank Top (at Boys of Summer)
Jeans | not so bad Aaron Jeans White

Accessories
Hat | Unorthodox Black Fedora Hat (comes with Jonzwah Dreads) (at Hair Fair)
Necklace | [ kunst ] Honolua Necklace (at Uber)
Belt | not so bad Aaron Belt
Lower Bracelet | [ kunst ] Honolua Bracelet (at Uber)
Upper Bracelet | Just Another Shop Parker – Wood (at Men Only Monthly)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Blonde
Hair | Unorthodox Jonzwah Dreads (at Hair Fair)
Facial Hair | Clef de Peau Stubble 4 Blonde

Pose/Golf Club | the pose shop. Dylan Stand 02 (at The Secret Affair)

Location | Hades


On The Fairway

On The Fairway

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this hair and hat from Argrace at Hair Fair was that it would be perfect to wear for a round of golf.  I love the way it looks, and even better, 100% of the sale price goes to the charity Wigs for Kids!  This shirt is also brand new, from White City at Boys of Summer.  I hadn’t heard of White City before, but I really love this shirt and can’t wait to see the rest of the store.  The choker and left bracelet that I’m wearing are also at Boys of Summer, from Just Another Shop.

I had never really thought about there being scripted golfing and golf courses in Second Life until I saw Strawberry Singh‘s post on her blog today about a resort she recently visited in-world that has one.  I looked around, and found the gorgeous AERO Golf Club, which is where I took this photo.  It’s a full 18 hole golf course, and as far as I can tell, it’s free to play!  I’ll definitely have to save this outfit and go back to play a round or two of golf soon.  Full credits are below!

Clothing
Shirt | White City Polo Shirt (CRE.4) (at Boys of Summer)
Shorts | sharp by [ZD] Henley Mesh Jean Shorts Classic (at Tres Chic)

Accessories
Necklace | Just Another Shop Jonas – Necklace – Beech (at Boys of Summer)
Right Bracelet | [ kunst ] Summer Bracelets
Left Bracelet | Just Another Shop Jonas – Bracelet – Beech (at Boys of Summer)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Blonde
Hairbase | Clef de Peau HairBase 5 Blonde
Hair/Hat | Argrace Flat Cap / KINOTO (at Hair Fair)
Facial Hair | Clef de Peau Stubble 4 Blonde

Pose/Golf Club | {Lyrium} Golf Pose 2

Location | AERO Golf Club


Summer At The Beach

Summer At The Beach

Hey everyone!  I got back from my vacation a couple of days ago, and have been furiously trying to catch up on everything that I missed over the last few weeks.  Summer is in full swing, and this outfit is made up of new pieces that I just love.  This wet top from Gabriel at Kustom 9 fits the TMP body so perfectly, and the texture work on it is exquisite.  It goes well with these new shorts from Blank Line and shoes from Akeruka at The Men’s Department and accessories from JIAN and [ kunst ] from Summerfest, Uber, and The Men’s Department.

Speaking of Summerfest, it opened while I was gone, and I’m so sad to have missed most of it.  It’s one of my favorite events every year, not just because of the awesome beachy shopping, but also because of the incredible build that is created to house the event.  I stopped by there to take this photo in a little corner of it.

Clothing
Shirt | Gabriel Wet Shirt 2016 (at Kustom 9)
Shorts | BlankLine Cargo Shorts [Beige] (at The Men’s Dept)
Shoes | Akeruka Summer Shoes (at The Men’s Dept)

Accessories
Necklace | JIAN Beaded Shark Tooth Necklace (at Summerfest)
Right Bracelet | [ kunst ] Argus Bracelet – dual (at The Men’s Dept)
Left Bracelet | [ kunst ] Artemis Bracelet / Left (at The Men’s Dept)
Rings | [ kunst ] Coconut Rings (at Uber)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Blonde
Hairbase | Clef de Peau HairBase 5 Blonde
Hair | Exile Voltage Blondes
Facial Hair | Clef de Peau Stubble 4 Blonde

Pose | :LW: Keep Moving (at The Expo)

Location | Summerfest


Stud

Stud

This outfit features accessories from a couple of stores that I’m an official blogger for, and that I’m so happy to be able to show you today.  First, THIRST is releasing a series of sexy snapback hats at Epicene Unisex Fashion Event (which opens on the 13th) that say a variety of things, like Stud, Woof, Papi, and more.  Each hat includes a HUD that allows you to change the text color and the color of the bill, hat, and snaps.

I’m also wearing these new lock and key nipple rings from Ama. that are available at Bodyfy.  They come in 5 different metals, so you can get exactly the effect you’re going for.

Framing the nipple rings perfectly is a new hoodie from BlankLine along with matching sweatpants, both available at The Men’s Department this month.

Menswear Fashion Week is open, and it is the beautiful Paris-themed backdrop for this photo.  As usual, there are so many incredible stores there, and all of it is just for men.  Credits for my outfit and a SLURL to the Menswear Fashion Week sim are below!

Clothing
Hoodie | BlankLine Zip-Up Hoodie [Red] (at The Men’s Dept)
Sweatpants | BlankLine Jersey Pants [Black] (at The Men’s Dept)

Accessories
Hat | THIRST Snap Back Cap – Stud (at Epicene Unisex Fashion Event)
Necklace | .: RealEvil Industries :. Brutal Necklace
Nipple Piercings | Ama. Key To My Nips (Black) (at Bodyfy) *
Ring | [ kunst ] Stark Ring (at The Men’s Dept)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Black
Eyes | IKON Odyssey Eyes – Tropics
Hairbase | AITUI Etched Hair Base – Waves – Sideburns
Facial Hair | Unorthodox Superb Noir (A)

Pose | Purple Poses Patrick 01 (at Men Only Monthly)

Location | Menswear Fashion Week 2016


On The Boardwalk

On The Boardwalk

It’s the beginning of another month, which means that incredible new rounds of a lot of shopping events are here!  The Men’s Dept opened for its new round yesterday, and there is so much great stuff there.  This new shirt from Cold Ash is easily my favorite thing that they’ve created to date.  The TMP fitmesh of it is just perfect.  I also really like these shorts from …Scars….  They’re just perfect for summer.

For this photo, I decided to visit the Royaume de Versailles sim.  It’s a gorgeous sim with so many little romantic corners.  Not only is it perfect for photos like the one I took, but it’s great for taking a special someone to for a beautiful evening.

Clothing
Shirt | Cold Ash Logan Shirt – Beige (at The Men’s Dept)
Shorts | …Scars… Roll Up Shorts (at The Men’s Dept)
Shoes | FLite. Long Beach Low Tops – Burgundy (Gacha Item at The Arcade)

Accessories
Necklace | Bliensen + MaiTai Dreki – Silver (at We❤ RP)
Bracelet | [ kunst ] Infinity Cuff
Ring | [ kunst ] Stark Ring (at The Men’s Dept)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Blonde
Eyes | IKON Odyssey Eyes – Tropics
Hair | +elua+ Thao 1_Blonde (at The Men’s Dept)
Facial Hair | Clef de Peau Stubble 4 Blonde

Pose | Aerial M Stand 15 (at Rock Attitude Fair 3)

Location | Ville Par La Mer


Lakeside Reflections

Lakeside Reflections

There’s so much great new stuff coming out lately for guys that I’ve been absolutely astounded.  This look is pretty different for me, but I really like it.  For me, what really brings the outfit together is this brand new hair from Drot, available at Men’s Only Monthly.  This is the first time that Drot has released dreads, but I think they came out really well.  My tank top is also from Men’s Only Monthly, and was created by N-Uno.  I’m also wearing new items from .: RealEvil Industries :., not so bad, E-Clipse Design, [Bad Unicorn], and RK Poses from a few different events.

I took today’s photo on the Hades sim.  I’ve taken one other photograph there before, but it’s been a while.  Hades is a beautifully-designed sim created by Pixel Sideways that is a great spot for gay men to meet other gay men.  There are so many great spots on the sim to take photographs, so I’m sure I’ll do more there soon.

Clothing
Shirt | N-Uno Alex Top // N-5 (at Men Only Monthly)
Jeans | E-Clipse Josh Jeans WhiteWashed (at Tres Chic)
Shoes | not so bad HIRO sneakers (at The Men’s Dept)

Accessories
Earrings | .: RealEvil Industries :. Savage Ear Piercings A (at U L T R A)
Headphones | Bad Unicorn X7 Bluetooth Earphones (at U L T R A)
Necklace | [Pumpkin] Composite Necklace – Colors
Bracelet |.: RealEvil Industries :. Savage Bracelet (at Men Only Monthly)
Phone | Bad Unicorn X7 Smartphone  (at U L T R A)

Body
Mesh Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe
Mesh Head | #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Soft
Body Skin | Clef de Peau 6 pack (tone 5)
Face Skin | Clef de Peau James (tone 5) Freckles
Eyebrows | Clef de Peau Eyebrows 8 Black
Hairbase | AITUI Hairbase 2.0 – Fade + Hard Part
Hair | *drot* Odin – Blonde (at Men Only Monthly) *
Facial Hair | Unorthodox Superb Noir (A)

Pose | RK Poses Cody 3 (at Shiny Shabby)

Location | Hades