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Tomcattin' Around

Monday, May 18th, 2009

This weekend is another Relay for Life event and it’s shaping up to be a good one. I had a chance to talk with Wiccan Sojourner last week and she gave me this outfit to try out and see what I thought. Let me just point out that I’m not now, nor have I ever been a neko, and I’m not normally what one might call a “tom cat” but this outfit is pretty darn cool

TomCatitude from Bewitched

Everything in this photo is included in the package, except for shape, skin, and eyes. Hair, ears, tail — all of that is included.

The richness of the detail work is amazing. I’ve long appreciated BeWitched styles, attention to detail, and the absolute fearlessness in approaching everything from kitchy costumes to ritual garb, from formal to fetish, from gown to lingerie. Wiccan has done pretty much all of it at one point or another in her long career as a designer in SL.

TomCatitude Belt & Knife This belt and thigh knife are great examples of Wiccan’s mastery of prim accessory and set this piece up to be much more than just another “torn up top and jean” set.

The boots are very nicely detailed with laces and textures as well.
TomCattitude Boots

The outfit even includes the tattoos.
TomCatitude Tattoos

This version is only one of several available — for both men and women — and is one of the newest items at BeWitched. When you’re out at the Relay For Life Memorial Day Marathon, make sure to stop by the store and take a look at this and all the other great outfits you’ll find there.

Memorial Rockin 24 for Relay

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Nevar Lobo from the Relay Raiders has slipped me this little tidbit about an event happening next weekend. That’s Memorial Day in the US and the unofficial start of Summer. By next weekend, most of the schools will be out for summer (Did you just hear Alice Cooper in your head?) and we’ll all be looking for fun things to do.
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The third year of this event, Bcreative Wilde will beat her record of 25 hours of Djing for Relay . This event will run 26 straight hours With a different team raising funds for two hours time slots. We come together as one to raise money and celebrate the lives of our friends and family member both here in SL and in RL that we have lost to Cancer. Come Join in the Celebration.

The relay teams for this marathon session are: Spirit Chasers, The Charmed Menagerie , Goreans In Relay , The AllStars, Relay Wizards for Spunky , The Cure Chasers , Texas Aggies, Madness Legends, Roma Pro Vita, and Relay Raiders.

The event starts on Friday at 6pm slt on May 22nd and ends at 8pm slt on May 23rd

Sim provided by Wiccan Sojourner of BeWitched Designs and I’ll have more about BeWitched — the sim, the design, and maybe the designer as the week unwinds.

Stay Tuned!

LabGraal Concert

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Caliber is reopened and it’s official! They’ve had their first sim crash.

In the middle of the LabGraal opening concert the throng managed to crash the sim and interrupt for just a few minutes. Thanks to fast work on the part of organizers, we got the link to listen in our local browsers and the music continued.

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There’s no way words can do justice to the sound of this fantastic group of musicians. The combination of African, Celtic, and other ethnic musical styles blended in amazing ways to give the unique sound they call Keltic.

It was fantastic.

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But while you may have missed the concert, you haven’t missed LabGraal. You can find more about them on their MySpace page and at their website. You can even order CDs online.

If you are a fan of World music of any flavor, you owe it to yourself to give them a listen. They have a fantastic sound and a great mix of music.

And that’s not all. You may have missed this concert, but it’s just the kick off for a day of music here at the Grand Re-Opening of Caliber. There are two more concerts this afternoon and a party with a live DJ at the new club — Bogie’s. That’s starting at 4pm SLT today and running into the Wheee! Hours.

Get on your horse and get on over to Caliber’s Grand Re-opening.

A Brand New Day

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

The grand re-opening of Caliber is only a few hours away, so I went back this morning to grab some more landscape shots. The store itself is gorgeous, but the setting deserves a post of its own.

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The region has grand vistas …

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… and intimate gathering spots.

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Grottos.

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Hilltop views.

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Paths.

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Plazas.

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And even quiet places of contemplation.

I think Caliber is going to become one of my favorite places to be on the Grid.

For your viewing pleasure, I’ve put all the shots into a flickr slideshow.

Today at
CALIBER

Grand re-opening
12 noon SLT

Concert by Labgraal in the rotunda at 1pm SLT

Treasure hunt kicks off.

At Bogies

4pm slt – live concert by Kim Seifert
5pm slt – live concert by Srv4u Conacher
6pm slt – Grand re-opening party with DJ Magdalena Kamenev

Xanadu

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

When I first saw the new build for Caliber, these lines from Coleridge sprang immediately to mind

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man

External Night

The scale and majesty of the place is difficult to comprehend in snapshots. Under the dome a huge open area creates a sense of cathedral — or perhaps elven palace.

Rotunda

The two main wings provide for plenty of space to display the many different kinds of goods available for sale.

Store Interior

From furniture and fixtures to clothing and accessories, Caliber has an enormous collection of goods.

Store Interior

One of the things that kept making me go “wow” was the attention to detail in terms of the framing of views.

Inside Looking Out

Whether you’re looking around the store, or around the grounds, there’s always something to look at that’s worth seeing.

Here’s a view of the jazz club, Bogie’s, from the front door of the store.

View of Bogies from the Store

Join us for the Grand Re-opening of Caliber this weekend with events all weekend long.

External Night

Caliber

Grand Re-opening
May 9th and 10th

May 9th and 10th
Treasure hunt and great prizes
featuring special prizes for the Physicians of Gor

Concerts & Events
May 9th
1pm slt – Labgraal
Caliber

4pm slt -Kim Seifert
Bogies

5pm slt – Srv4u Conacher
Bogies

6pm slt – DJ Magdalena Kamenev
Rocking into the Night at Bogies

May 10:
5pm slt – Masquerade Ball with DJ Dakota Christensen
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Bogie's

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Yesterday I went to the new Caliber-at-Rivendell and started poking about before the place really gets going. The club there is called Bogie’s and I was really getting into the mood.

Bogie's

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Ok, well, actually, no. She didn’t. At least not yet. And of course, it’s no gin joint, and it’s not mine, but work with me here!

The decor and ambiance are wonderful. Not exactly a gritty noir Casablanca at the end of the war, but the word “swanky” was invented for this place.

At the front there’s this great piano! I’m no Dooley Wilson, but I was in the Casablanca mood so I had to just sit down and play!
Play It!

Now if I could just sing “As Time Goes By…”

There’s even a dance floor!

Gene Kelley?!

Gene Kelley?! This ain’t Singin’ in the Rain! How’d he get past the bouncer?

Welcome to Bogie’s!

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Here’s are some of the keynote events this weekend at Bogie’s:

May 9th:
4pm: Kim Seifert

“Kim’s musical style and personal sound is well suited for high energy country rock, and this where she shines and has the most fun. Her dynamic voice will have your heart singing with joy, and your feet dancing out of control. Polished and clean, with excellent range and emotional power, Kim’s performance will take you away.”

5pm: Srv4u Conacher, “Da Bluez Preacher”.

“Srv4u plays gospel blues and standard blues tunes. His styles and songs range from Peggy Lee’s “Fever” to Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Pride and Joy”, to newer acts like KT Tunstall. “

May 10:
5pm slt Masquerade Ball : with DJ Dakota Christensen

I know I’ll see you there because “Everybody comes to Bogie’s”

Sunset at the Fair

Monday, March 23rd, 2009



Sunset at the Fair, originally uploaded by roland_zepp.

With 30 minutes to go on the PhotoContest, I was looking for something that spoke to how I felt about this last week.

I started out with these Parachute Shorts from Barefoot Apparel (Thanks, Ryan) and Kith Decuir pointed me to this navy “parka” as a great top. The necklace is one that I stumbled on and I love the simplicity of it.

The trunks called for a water scene and I found this float on the Entertainment sim. I’m feeling at once relieved and let down. It’s been a wonderful week working with a great group of people toward a really worthwhile goal and I don’t want it to end. At the same time, it’s been a lot of work and I’m feeling really good about the way things have worked out here.

Thanks to everybody who helped and who donated. Thanks to all of you, we’re that much closer to finding a cure.

RFL Day 7 – When The Clock Strikes …

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

The 2009 Clothing Fair has a few more hours to run. The deadline looms at 8pm SLT today (the 22nd) and every linden counts in the Race for the Cure.

The designers, organizers, builders, and entertainers are all grateful for your support but this isn’t the time to let up. I’m doing my part, making one last pass through the sims — buying up the last-chance deals but you all need to take advantage of these last (mostly lag-free) hours to get in some shopping. I’ve just picked up a terrific new Styles of Edo black suit and another bit of jewelry myself. I see a great new photo op coming before the Photocontest ends at 6pm and the party starts!

And you all still have time! Get out to The 2009 Clothing Fair now. Take advantage of some wonderful bargains, admire the great build, and help the Relay Raiders in their race for the cure.

RFL Day 6 – X marks the Spot!

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

No self-respecting pirate would be caught without a treasure and this Pirate Themed Festival is no exception. We’re in the final couple of days now but there’s still time to find the treasures hidden around the various regions.

This, Me Hearties, is what yer lookin’ fer:
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Every one of them is in plain sight. None are hidden in anything. None are in shops. None are on roofs. Some require you to look in different places. One Hint: turn around occasionally and look behind you.

Keeping with the idea that every linden counts in our race to find the cure, each chest will cost you 10L. In case you don’t think these treasures are worth 10L of your precious horde, Bucko, here’s the list of what I found in each and every one! (I beg humble pardon in advance if I’ve messed up the name of the outfit or made some horribly gauche faux pas in designer/outfit name.)

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 1 – Ripped Pirate Necklace

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 2 – Ripped Key Kilt

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 3 – Dagger Heart Rope Necklace (Dark Depressions)

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 4 – (nova) RFL sakura Tee & Tights

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 5 – Castaway Sarong and Bikini

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 6 – Awesome Designs Lily Dress

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 7 – Solstice Silks

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 8 – Calibre – Pink top/skirt

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 9 – Fetish gifts from Couture by Cat (Barbarella and Passiflora)

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 10 – Dark Matter L$250 Gift Voucher

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 11 – Silk & Satyr Wish Upon a Cure

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 12 – ::: B@R ::: Lutenant Navy Lady

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 13 – DeLa – Pirate Tattoo

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 14 – Ripped – Pirate Headband & Belt

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 15 – Ayaka top&skirt purple

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 16 – ~Blacklace~ Enticement LE

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 17 – Isis silks (pink) – Eye Catcher

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 18 – Flower Fae Peach

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 19 – To-a-T ~ RFL-2009 Commemorative Jolly Roger Fob Watch

Clothing Fair Treasure Chest 20 – Evie’s Closet Hair Pin

As you’re wandering the islands seekin’ yer not-buried treasures, remember to peek into the shops once in a while. The 2009 Clothing Fair is almost over, and when it fades off into the mist like some Peg-Legged Brigadoon, your chance to take advantage of these great deals will be gone forever.

Remember, too, that it’s for a great cause.

Now, get off the blogs and go look for treasure!!

RFL Day 5 – Strike a Pose!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

It’s not too late to get in on the action at the Clothing Fair. In addition to all the great clothes and the opportunity to help find the cure, there’s also a photo contest. Here are the rules from the notecard:

Category name: RFL exclusive style (both categories: Male and Female)

Goal: Mix and Match the exclusive items available from the RFL-kiosks during RFL Clothing Fair to create a composite style.
Each Item must be purchased from the fair.
The look must include items from at least 3 different designers.
The person must add on the description of the photo the reference of store name and item name for each RFL-item that comprise the final look, so other people can buy them if they wish have the same look.
HAVE FUN!
Mix and Match

Prizes will be given to the Best Male and Best Female COMPOSITE. This event is sponsored by the designers of the fair and photoLIfe. Each winner will recieve a brand new photoLIfe Studio plus a wonderful gift bag from the designers.

Just some basic rules to remember…1. all photos must be PG rated…absolutely NO nudity…2. May be post processed. We want your best work … .3. Focus of the photo must be a of RFL outfits purchased at the fair…4. No more then three entries per person…5.Have fun!

Upload your entry to http://www.flickr.com/groups/slclothingfair09photocontest/

Contest Runs from 10am slt March 16, 2009 till 6pm slt March 22, 2009 . Winners will be announced at Party at 6pm-8pm slt on March 23 on the Entertainment sim at the Fair.

I’m so into this. I probably won’t win, but I’ve had a ball finding pieces to put together and I’m not done yet. I can submit up to three!

Here’s a sample of one of the outfits I’m working on. I don’t know if I like it well enough to submit yet. I’m trying to remember if I’ve seen anything else on a RFL vendor that I can put on with this.

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Maybe the To-A-Tee Watch? Hatpins Steamer Hat? Hmm..

Anyway, when I’m ready to submit it, I just need to add it to the group listed in the note and I’ll be in the running for that shnazzy PhotoLife studio.

We’re in the final days now, folks, but the weekend’s upon us and there’s still plenty of time to get down to the fair, find some great deals, have a lot of fun, and – oh yea – help cure cancer.