Monthly Archives: May 2012

Polka Dots and Moonbeams…

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The Retro Swap Meet has been in full swing over a week now, and we couldn’t resist bringing one more peek at some of the fantastic retro-themed items available until June 6th. Best of all? Everything you see is 10L or less during this event.

Arctic Storm has a fabulous red and white polka dotted outfit, complete with flirty socks, a wide-brimmed hat and a lovely jacket.

FARplay by FAR Concepts has several beautifully made furniture sets. The colors are vibrant, the pieces are fun and you could easily mix and match them together or mingle them with your own home furnishings to create a unique space of your own.

We found a bunch of neat stuff from The Stringer Mausoleum: some cute hats and pretty hairstyles, as well as a collection of eyes and decorative crates and textures.

There is still plenty of time to check out the Retro Swap Meet if you haven’t paid a visit to The Wash yet, so don’t miss out!

Cheers,

~Shadowed

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Cure for the Monday Night Blues…

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The long weekend is just about over, but we’re squeezing in one more look at the Retro Swap Meet going on at The Wash sim before its back to the normal work week. We’ve been showcasing some of the designers since the event kicked off on May 23rd and from what we’ve seen so far, the designers have done a truly amazing job of creating items that have a definite flair for the past.

The Strawberry Box always comes up with pretty, creative items and has one of those stores you just enjoy wandering through to see what’s new. For the Retro Swap Meet, they came up with some pretty cool home furnishing pieces that would be a lot of fun to use in creating a whole look to a room or as accent pieces mixed in with things you have already.

There has been a ton of great jewelry/accessory items showcased so far, and these bits from Phoebe Piercings & More are great examples of those finishing touches that help pull a look together. Simple, classic design with a pop of color makes these pieces a great deal.

The Sacred Flame Flower Boutique is another old favorite of ours who never fails to delight with the designs and themed items they come up with. The collection of vintage wall art pieces is just beautiful and the furnishings have a touch of whimsy to them that make them great conversation pieces.

Finally tonight we have a peek at some lovely shoes with matching hair bows from Sexy Bish. The style is classic and the colors are bright. Best of all, all the shoes have with or without the bow options!

Remember, the Retro Swap Meet runs until June 6th, so be sure to get yourself out to the Wash and take a look around – there are TONS of great items just waiting to be discovered.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

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It’s Just A Saturday Night…

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Its the weekend, and weekends were made for swap meets! If you haven’t been already, The Wash is hosting a Retro Swap Meet, with booths set up for over 30 awesome designers across the sim. The theme is simple – anything from the 20′s to the 80′s is fair game! We’ve been showcasing some of the designers since the event kicked off on May 23rd and from what we’ve seen so far, the designers have done a truly amazing job of creating items that have a definite flair for the past.

CIRCA has put together a gorgeous collection of home items with a sleek retro feel to them. Their lighting designs were our favorite, especially the lava lamp – the picture here does not do justice to the gentle glow or swirling colors within the lamp.

Duh! always comes up with neat shoes, and their collection of high-tops for this event is terrific. The sneakers come in bright, candy colors that immediately invoke a sense of the 80s. At 10L a pair, these are a must for anyone who has fond memories of Swatch watches, parachute pants or leg warmers!

We were amazed when we got a look at the goodies Mind Games sent to be included in the blog – rather than choosing *one* decade to pay tribute to, they put together some fantastic outfits spanning the over 50 years. From the glamourous starlet feel of the long gowns to the 60s go-go dresses and the 70′s disco pant set, these outfits are beautifully made with great attention to the little details. There is even a wearable, spinning disco ball you can pick up.

We were also thrilled with the items we picked up from The Little Bat. The early video game T-shirts were really cute (and sized for women or men!) and the skin’s makeup was simply beautiful – the pale skin, ruby lips and delicate beauty mark give it an exotic look without being over the top.

Remember, the Retro Swap Meet runs until June 6th, so be sure to get yourself out to the Wash and take a look around – there are TONS of great items just waiting to be discovered.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

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All I Have To Do Is Dream…

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The Retro Swap Meet at The Wash is in full swing this weekend with tons of deals and steals on some fantastic designs and creations! The event runs until June 6th, so be sure to set aside some time to come down and check out all the great designers who are taking part in this retro-themed event.

Tonight we’re taking a peek at some beautiful earrings from Bliensen + MaiTai. The designs come in a handful of shades and bring a touch of color and elegance to any outfit.

N@N@ has also sent us some amazing jewelry sets available at the Retro Swap Meet to share with you. The bold, chunky styles and bright colors are eyecatching and fun to wear.

Since we’re on a jewelry kick tonight, we also have a peek at some goodies from Ear Candy. In addition to their lovely jewelry sets, they have heels and mesh handbags in matching colors to completely accessorize your outfits.

And finally tonight, we got a look at some of the terrific outfits available from Camilla’s. From a delicate lingerie set to a pretty in pink dress complete with pillbox hat and gloves to a sexy retro swimsuit, they have something to appeal to all tastes.

Cheers,

~Shadowed

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Are You Lonesome Tonight…

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We’ve got another peek at the Retro Swap Meet going on at The Wash sim for you this evening! This is a 2-week event, with the retro theme spanning the 1920s to the 1980s. The designers have come up with some amazing goodies and everything is 10L or under, so it’s a terrific chance to score some great buys.

Tonight we are taking a look at one of my personal favorites, Battle Fairy. Every event I blog that they take part in, I am like a kid on Christmas morning when I unpack their box because shoes are my personal crack and they come up with amazing designs every time. The Daisy Wedge boots are fantastic and the shirts/pants definitely have a flower-power vibe to them. Plus, who can resist a pretty jewel-toned hookah to complete any ode to the Summer of Love?

We’ve also got some beautiful Victorian style furniture from Clutter. In addition to the well-crafted furnishings, they are also offering textures you can use on your own creations.

Malfean Visions has an truly gorgeous collection of “Don’t Step On My…” suede boots in a range of deep shades from purple to black and of course blue. If Elvis wore heels, he’d have them all! =)

Rounding out our selection tonight, we visited Tranquility Way Station. They have Garden Floral pieces in a jaunty shade of yellow or a soothing shade of blue to mix and match in creating your perfect patio getaway.

We have lots more to show over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming posts. Remember, you only have 2 weeks to get in on these deals, so be sure to visit the Retro Swap Meet!

Cheers,

~Shadowed

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Welcome to the Retro Swap Meet!

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The Wash is hosting a fantastic event from now to June 6th – Hell Bop’s Retro Swap Meet! Retro means a lot of different things to different people, and the designers taking part in this event have gone all out to put together a collection of fashion and home decor themed from the 1920s to the 1980s. There are some really cool items available and some amazing furniture builds that take you back with slick colors and design. The clothing is bright, patterned, and evocative of simpler times. All items are 10L or less, which is a steal if you are a retro lover! There are about 38 or so designers involved with the event and over the next few days we will be showcasing some of what is being offered. This is definitely an interesting event and not one that should be missed.

We’re kicking things off with a look at some retro-themed poses from Ms. B. Designs. Our pictures don’t do justice to the pictures included with the poses, but each is themed from a keynote from the past – a “Flashdance”-inspired pose for the ladies, a great “urban Cowboy”-inspired post for the guys, and lots of other great shots.

Bag Lady Designs was super generous and sent us a TON of goodies to pick from for the blog. After taking a peek at what we got, we decided there was nothing NOT worth seeing, so we laid it all out: some terrific furniture pieces that stand on their own or could easily be worked into a more modern setting, as well as a great little mesh dress and shoes.

Out of the Trunk always has great items and the lovely dresses are really a steal at 10L. The patterns are vibrant and the style timeless. And, as a bonus for all you kid-at-hearts out there – they even are offering kid-sized big wheels for your av to tool around in!

Keep your eyes on this page, we’ll be showing off more of the wonderful items available during this event over the next few days!

Cheers,

~Shadowed

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Retro Swap Meet – Starts May 23rd, 2012

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Retro Swap Meet
May 23rd – june 6th 2012

Where else can you get the best deals other than a Swap Meet!

Come back in time at The Wash with the Retro Swap Meet items from the roaring 20′s to the 1980′s.
Everything from clothing, skins, shoes, furniture and maybe the kitchen sink!

Creators from around Second Life have items from 10ls or less!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/184/92/23

Stores

Home Team

Hell Bop Clothing
Artilleri
Battle Fairy
SD Wears
DCD
Soul Effects
BagLady Design

Away Team

Bliensen + MaiTai
*N@N@*
Sacred Flame Flower Boutique
The Little Bat
{Ms. B. Designs}
FAR Concepts
CAMILLA’S
AAA Poses
Ear Candy
Out of the Trunk
Tranquility Way Station
Style by Kira
Clutter
Mind Games Fashion
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Duh
Piddler’s Perch
Amour Fashion
SEXY BISH
Hasi`s
Phoebe ~Piercings & more~
Tempting Sinsations
Nzuri
RnB Designs Furniture
Factorie Couture
Artic Storm
The Stringer Mausoleum
Strawberry Box
B&T Atelier
[CIRCA] Living
Stylas