So I was inspired by Belleza's new male group gift skin to give my poor neglected man-alt, Nuai, a much needed shopping spree. Its been a while since I took him out shopping, I've forgotten how terrible men's clothing selections were. Seriously, designers: More affordable men's clothing, hair and shoes, PLEASE!


I bought tons of hair demos, but still couldn't find one I liked. So, here he is, in a freebie Truth hair. Also dressed in the new male stuff from Lelutka.


I really love how this new skin looks on him. He's so damn cute, I almost wish he wasn't my alt. xD


I haven't been around here much, mainly because I got another house. Since my computer came, I am able to come back down on land, away from the annoying moon and the skybox. So, I purchased another house, so I can come back down to land.

The house I liked, I lived in before - as a rental. But I loved it when I lived in it, so I decided to purchase it. Kamian wasn't fond of the texturing though, so I've been obsessed with retexturing it lately. It's been difficult to find a texture that we agree on, but I believe we found one - so I've been aligning textures, and all that stuff. I shall share a couple pictures I took.


This is the front of the house, it has like, doors on every room, two doors in front, and a back door. So many doors to open and close, omg @_@ But, I still like the layout of the house, I think its great, which is apparently what Kamian liked about it too. :D


I love my ocean view, and I love my houses to have ocean views even more. I had to take out a wall so I can see the ocean here. :D


My boat. OMG, I *will* keep this boat out for as long as I absolutely can. It's 205 prims, so I rarely get to keep it out. So, I'm going to try my hardest to go low prim with furnishing this house. xD

And OMFG! Twilight comes out at 12:01am tonight! *does happy dance*


I told myself that to make up for my lack of new stuff to my store, I will make one couple's pose a day, all this month. I don't plan on releasing them until I put out my egg thing for the Bunny Hop Hunt - so I'll have one huge release that day. I'm excited, and I think my new store inspired me to fill up the walls (I also think I said this exact thing when Kamian built my last store and nothing changed - we'll see how this goes xD). Shall I give a few previews of the new poses I have so far?

I only have 2 couple's poses finished right now, the third one should be finished up tonight. But, I'm excited with them and love them so far. Oh yeah, don't mind the messy location for photos - its my workspace above my store, and it is in desperate need of a makeover.


This one was based on Romeo and Juliet (though I've never actually read the play - just flipped through the Cliff notes once). But, I think the image it sends is very Romeo/Juliet like.


A cute standing pose. I almost look like a child next to Nuai, he's so giant! :O I watched one episode of Sex and the City the other day when Smith tried to hold Samantha's hand on the street one time - so, this was my adaptation of it. Sai trying to hold Nuai's hand. I think it turned out really well. :P

I also have "Jump Poses" finished, and plan to do "Fashion Show" poses, and "Ballet" poses shortly. :D


Tagged by Terri - here are my firsts:

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
I went with the boyfriend I had at the time - Richard. It was his prom (though, our school called it a "senior ball"), and I was a sophomore. I never went to mine.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
No. Big no on that.

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
A wine cooler, and will be my last.

4. What was your FIRST job?
Working at Taco Bell. I worked at the front counter and the drive thru.

5. What was your FIRST car?
A 1986 Acura Integra. It was a fun, quiet little car, I loved to drive it.

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
I don't text, and I don't receive texts. Ever. xD

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?
Most likely the roommate, as I remember yelling at him to be more quiet as he got ready for work. :O

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher?
I have no idea. I never really paid much attention to teachers, let alone who they were. xD

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?
I've never been on an airplane.

10. Who was your FIRST best friend and do you still talk?
The ealiest best friend I can remember was Amanda. And no, we stopped talking after she blamed me for stealing her dog's underwear. True story.

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over?
At a good friend's house. I was never the type to want to leave home, so I rarely went to sleepovers.

12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today?
The roommate.

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?
I've never been in a wedding. In fact, never even been to one at all.

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
Pushed the dog away from my face so I could get up out of bed. xD

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?
Probably.... a 98 Degrees concert. I was obsessed with the boybands and stuff back in high school, I went to every concert they put on in the Sacramento area.

16. What was the FIRST record/tape?
Journey. No laughing.

17. FIRST hospitalization?
Other than when I was born, I've never been hospitalized.

18. FIRST foreign country you've been to?
I've never left the United States. xD

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
Dr. Giggles. I still have nightmares.

20. When was your FIRST detention?
High school. For truancy.

21. Where did you FIRST meet your spouse/partner now?
Don't have one. :D

22. Who was your FIRST roommate?
A really good friend. He moved in with me for support right after my grandparents died (which I needed, considering I had lived with them at that time).

23. What did you do with your FIRST paycheck?
I bought my own cell phone. ^^

Tagging: If you want to do it, feel free to. So, I tag everyone who hasn't done it yet \o/


With the build finished and put down, I've gotten to focus on some poses I've been meaning to do. I sat down and finished my new set, AND my Bunny Hop Hunt gift. I'm so excited I'm done on schedule. I've been playing with several ideas for my hunt gift, but never really liked any. And when I seen the sculpty curtains that I used for my build, I knew I had to use them in some way for my hunt gift. (And, it was the only way I could justify to myself to buy them) xD


So, here it is! The prop I'll be using as my Bunny Hop Hunt gift. I spent a good amount of time last night deciding what textures and stuff to use, but ended up using some freebie textures from the Nautilus mainland continent. I dunno, I thought they looked pretty good.

So, all I have left to do is re-perm the poses, stick the sofa poses in the prop, box them up and set them down. Then I'll be ready, and I have plenty of time left. So, if any of you are going to do the Bunny Hop Grid Hunt, be sure to stop at Imperial Elegance to pick up my gift. :D

On a side note, I made a Flickr group for my store. I'm still kind of a Flickr group idiot, but I do plan on having photo contests really soon for some pictures to display in my store. I planned on doing a contest every month or so, and give out a $3000L gift card to the winner, but my gift card system seems to have a really bad glitch, and I was forced to disable them. So, I may have to wait until the glitch is fixed to start my contests. :(


First, I want to thank all who has been commenting on my build progress, and has been tolerating my pictures on here. I think this will be the last post on it, because I finally laid it down in the store! \o/


It has all the curtains on all the windows, as I wanted, and faces the Nicole sim, which is a beautiful sim that sells landscaping stuffs. :D


I made little lights for the entrance. Ok, half-made. I kinda modded some landscaping light to use with this build xD


I think the desk area turned out perfect. I have lights, curtains, and finally a proper place to put my update group and freebies. The Bunny hunt poster - I'm going to make some ornamental stand for it soon. xD


This will be my "New" section. Its right behind the wall, I hope people will be able to see it.


The focus of this seems to be curtains. I mean, they are literally everywhere :O Makes the store look more elegant, I hope? XD I do worry that I overdid the curtains though.


Upstairs. Complete with even more curtains and even sculpted banisters.

The build turned out extremely well, and gives me TONS of more of room to expand. I have extra walls, and an entire upstairs that I can put stuff in. So, I'm excited. I hope this gives me inspirational push I need to make more poses, more often. ^^


So I textured my silly creation! I slapped textures on the walls and floors, and had a huge epic fail. I tried texture aligners, grid textures, everything to get them aligned. It just would NOT align, I was so irritated. I worked on it all day, all evening, all night, and just as I was ripping out the last strand of hair on my head, Kamian came on, textured one wall and a window for me. He showed me a little trick I had no idea about, and it made it much more manageable to me. So, I was able to finish the rest of it myself. :D And, I am ridiculously proud of it, still.


May main concern is that it might be too dark. It has black walls, black floors, I dunno how people will react to that. When I textured it, I wanted to keep the name of the store in mind: Imperial Elegance, so it had to be elegant looking. I think I might have accomplished that.


I even made the sides look pretty. :D


This, is my favorite part of the build, no doubt. I was looking for some lame-o prim curtains to put behind this desk, and came across these awesome sculptie curtains. OMG, they are so beautiful, I'll be using them all over the build now. They even follow the "elegant" theme I had going. I think this is a perfect place to put the picks rewards gift, and my update group board. I love them. A lot. The only bad thing about them though, is that they are 6 prims for the curtain set. :/ But, I think they are worth it.

I even retextured the desk to match the rest of the build. It was only $50L from The Loft, and fully mod. It was perfect for the type of desk I had in mind. :O


I also plan on using those amazing curtains for all the windows as well. I couldn't do all the windows right now, because I ran out of spare prims. (I think I have 4 spare prims on my land as of this minute) :O


Sort of a whole view of the store. From the front to the back.


Yes, I know. Glow. I did kinda want to make the stairs look a bit lighted though. I think it looks nice, kinda? XD


As for the upstairs, I'm kinda meh about it. I don't think I like the semi-transparent wall thing. I might take them down and put a rod in to hang more curtains. That might be over doing the curtains though. Hmm. And yes. That really is carpet on the ceiling. It was meant to just get rid of the annoying plywood until I can find a better texture... but, now I'm starting to like it up there. Just don't look closely at it XD

So yeah, I'm extremely proud of it, and I think its awesome. I'm very impatient, and its killing me not to drop it down in to the store right now. I hate that I don't have more spare prims to complete it before I drop it down, but I don't think I have any more of a choice.


Last night, I was extremely bored. And tired. With the combination of those two things, nothing good ever comes from it. So, I had the idea in my head to create a skybox. I needed something pretty and inspirational to work in, so I started building.

Normally the thought of building something would make my stomach turn, but Kamian has been giving me little lessons. (Ok, maybe only 2 tiny lessons), but I still felt confident enough to make a box. I mean, that's all skyboxes are, right - textured boxes?

Well. Once I made the box, I was still bored, and completely unsatisfied with how it looked. I then added more things, and more things, until it started looking like a store :O So my course was changed, and I continued the skybox with a store layout in mind.

Turns out, I seriously love it. The more I look at it, the more sense it makes to me, to make it my new main store. It has places for everything I need, and even has a fancy idiot-proof staircase that I always love.


Of course, I still have a lot of things to do, if I plan on keeping this. And, I kinda actually ran out of prims above my store at the point of taking this picture, so I can't really do much more until I figure out what to do about making more prims available. But, I still really like it.

I dragged Kamian in world last night to show him, and he seemed impressed that the prim-phobic Sai was actually able to make this on her first attempt at building. xD


If I do manage to make this my store, I think this center wall would be perfect to put the update group board, picks rewards, and free AOs... and the other side of it - put the new releases. OMG, seriously, the more I look at it, the more I love the layout. Its like, borderline perfect.


I really am proud of myself for making this. And I'm even more grateful to Kamian, who taught me a little bit on how to build. :D


So Kamian and I visited the Cologne Cathedral the other day. It's so beautiful, and just as awesome as the pictures show. I seen it on someone's flickr stream, and thought, omg there is NO way it looks like that in world. But, it really does.


It appears to be modeled after the real life Cologne Cathedral, located in Germany (which I didn't even know existed until right now, when I googled it XD).


I love architecture like this, so I could not stop taking pictures. I just absolutely loved this build.


Yet another picture, another camera angle. This cathedral was huge, primmy, and spanned a huge portion of the sim.


It had a sim next to it with some sort of little garden area, it was very pretty. It had fountains and hedges and stuff as well.


Even had a little piano off to the side of the cathedral. Unsure what it would be used for, but it was still really pretty.


Another view of the piano. ^^


Kamian seemed to like it as well xD


However, the most beautiful part of the cathedral was the inside. It was pretty empty, but it was still stunning.


So many camera angles to take pictures at, so little time.


Yep, another picture of the inside. I think some of these pictures actually look like a RL photo :O


A different view, from the rear looking back to the entrance.


It felt so good to actually get out and explore again. I've been stuck inside my SL home for so long because of my crappy computer, and Kamian and I had plans to visit this cathedral since before PC died. So, I was really happy to finally get to go. ^^


I had fun, and got some great pictures, I hope Kamian did as well. :D

SLURL: Cologne Cathedral, Dom zu Koeln (10, 199, 37)


So, a few days ago, I invited myself to the Ch'know inventory sorting party. Its been a while since I did anything with the Ch'know girls, and ever since my computer took a crash fall, I've felt disconnected from them and kinda like the odd one out.


So, it was nice to actually get out and do something with them. Any sort of parties Ch'know has usually ends up in dancing in some really strange clothes, or even stranger avatars and attachments. And yes - that is Pumpkin back there with the crazy disco hair xD


I also seen this silly piece of furniture that when I laid eyes on it, I said OMFG and HAD to buy. Its like, a giant dog bed with pillows. It has singles sits and couples sits - and I just LOVE it.I'm not sure why, but when I see my avatar sitting in it, the RL Sai feels comfortable and cozy too xD


My time with Kamian has been quite limited lately, because our schedules are quite different. I was totally happy because I got to spend some time with him last night in my new favorite piece of furniture. :D


I even snapped another picture. :D I seriously love this sofa / bed thing. The poses are adorable, the sheet thingie changes with the poses, and I can sit in it by myself without looking silly.

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