Monday, September 29, 2014

Even Today

Tomorrow is the last day of the September Arcade round! So hurry, hurry, hurry!

And I have a little story about Apple Fall.

In my never-ending and DEEP idiocy, I mistakenly dropped a hairbase color chart texture on one of the doors in my Apple Fall RARE skybox. I kept refreshing the texture on the door, thinking there was some sort of glitch. I even logged out and back in. It was only until I went into the Edit window for the door that the texture of the door was eerily close to the hairbase color chart I'd just be consulting.

So it's my mistake, of course. I just KNEW neither Apple Fall nor his CSR would even respond to my pleading notecards. I was hoping they'd send the original texture for the door, a replacement door or a skybox. I apologized profusely but truly didn't expect any assistance (not because I think AF is mean but because he can't be responsible for my own mistake!)

I'd tried the CSR twice and got no response; I was super panicked. So then I tried AF and let me tell you guys, he was so very gracious. Not only did he replace my skybox but he did not treat me like an idiot, although CLEARLY I did something idiotic. I still can't figure out how the texture got onto the door. I must have dragged somehow.

I call this great customer service not because I got another skybox (though that was ideal since the one I had was now useless). I call it great customer service because, seriously, *I* broke it. This wasn't a case of, say, someone having a question about how to pick up all of the pieces of the house simultaneously. There's even a warning on the CSR's profile that customer service is not offered for those situations in which one mods an item or needs help with an item that was modified when purchased. Although it wasn't purposeful, I'd modded the item.

I think AF reacted in a completely human way. I was a customer, distressed at losing my beloved skybox. Above policy and principle, he did something he didn't have to do so that I wouldn't sob. I also think he just knew that I wouldn't drop a hairbase color chart onto a non-copyable RARE gacha item, since I'm SANE and all.

Isn't that great? Apple Fall is crazy popular, and I've found (in only some cases, obviously) the more popular a brand, the less accessible the brand owners! I was super delighted to see a counterexample of this.

I have tons of stories like these, such as with Tab Tatham and Evan Keel of junk. Or Sienia Trevellion of Lark. Or Blair and Sebastien of Remarkable Oblivion. Or Stasey Oller of Pink Acid.

Do you have any great SL customer service stories as well?

Anyway, here's my skybox!

BED, LAMP, ARMOIRE, STOOL, CARRIAGE CLOCK, PICTURE FRAMES: Apple Fall @ September 2014 Arcade! (all commons, 50L)

NIGHT TABLE: ~BAZAR~

BOOKS (on table): O.M.E.N. (exclusive to March 2014 Arcade :/)

BOX o' BOOKS: Second Spaces @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 75L]

CATS (on bed): (fashionably dead) @ September 2014 Arcade! [RARE, 75L]

VANITY (with all accessories): -tres blah- [gacha, 50L]

DRESS FORM: -tres blah- @ September 2014 Arcade! [RARE, 50L]

RUG: Zigana


TABLE: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 50L]
    WINE: O.M.E.N. [RARE, exclusive to June 2014 Arcade :/]

POT o' PUMPKINS: Shabby Tabby

WALL DECOR: *Art Dummy! @ September 2014 Arcade! [RARE, 25L]

LOVESEAT: Eli Bailey @ September 2014 TMD!
(No store yet but it's coming! They also have items out at the very FIRST round of Mikel Monk's Consensual.)

FLOOR CLUTTER: Zigana [object]

TABLE: [mdrm]
   PLATE o' FOOD: Eli Bailey @ September 2014 TMD!

RUG: Apple Fall [common, 50L]

GRANDFATHER CLOCK: Apple Fall [@ previous round of Uber! :/]

PLANTS: #NuLL

WOOD: Dysfunctional Designs

And here's the hallway (ignore my blue table from Second Spaces):


Gorgeous, yeah? And even though it's a skybox, you can see out of the windows. MAGIC. MAGIC I SAY.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Maison d'Ete


Except for the curtains (Kalopsia) and the chandelier ([noctis]), everything you see here is from Spargel & Shine. And you can only get it at the H&G Expo (Sim 6), still going on for only ONE MORE DAY! Hurry, hurry!

The table, which rezzes food, and the chairs are part of the dining set, which is the RFL donation item and costs 510L. The picture is only ONE of the items in the decor set, which is the other donation item, costing 410L.

And here's how LA MAISON looks:




Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Weight of Day


BODY STUFFS:
SKIN:
New Faces / Wendy / Mocha  - @ September 2014 Kustom9!

HAIR: little bones. / Girl /  (Browns HUD) - @ September 2014 No21!

LIPSTICK: .:Glamorize:. / Nibble Lips 2 / Dark pack / Cocoa
  
HANDS: SLink / Avatar Enhancement Hand / Gesture

TATTOO: Paperbag. / Double Snake Tattoo

HAND TATTOO: ::KK:: Bodyshop / Roses Hands


CLOTHES:

TOP: Maitreya / Crop Top / Ash - NEW!!!
 
PANTS: Overhigh.
/ Suede Pants / Mustard

SHOES: Remarkable Oblivion / Phalanx Wedges / Black (addon for SLink MEDIUM feet)


ACCESSORIES:
SHADES: Eclat / Mirrored Sunnies / Silver [includes color-change HUD] - NEW STORE!!!

NECKLACE (short): 
Eclat / Third Eye Chain / Silver

NECKLACE (long): [glow] studio / Necklaces mix'n'match / Heart (black)

BRACELET and RING: Eclat / Multiset / Bracelet Example, Tube Ring / Both Silver

BAG: .Enfant Terrible. / Leo Bag [common, 75L] - @ September 2014 Arcade!


POSES:
fri.day

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There's a new accessory store from the creator of Villena! Who's excited?!?!


You should get to the store. There's tons more. The metal textures, man. THE METAL TEXTURES! And the HUD options. If this is the first round, can you imagine...?

Here's a closeup of some Eclat jewelry:


And then there are these shoes from RO:


And then more me because WHY THE HELL NOT. I'm really tired. It's 1:42am:


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn House


As you all know, The Home and Garden Expo for 2014 opened on September 18th! There's NINE sims, so there's something for EVERYONE.

The chairs out front, which have 13 sits,  are from Dreamscapes Art Gallery, which is on Sim 4.

The two donation items for Dreamscapes are:



Each is 199L.

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This table is another item you'll find at the Expo. It's from Dekute Dekore, which is also on Sim 4. The desserts are from Lark, each costing 100L!


It's a donation item that's included with a chair. There are three sets (table/chair) in the pack, which costs 225L:


The other donation set, costing 250L, is:


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And then there's this cute little pumpkin patch from Thaino Designs on Sim 1:


This is one of the things I love about the Expo. I'd never heard of Thaino before the Expo. If I could use one word to describe my FAVORITE kind of furniture, it'd be "shabby," and Thaino is full of shabby, cool things. There's a house with artwork on the walls - exterior AND interior - YES PLEASE.

Here are the donation items:


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And here's some plain ol' decor:


DAS HAUS: Haikei @ Kustom9

CART: Second Spaces

CANDLES (on cart): Atelier Visconti

BOOKS: Hideki [common, 90L]

RUG: FANATIK

LOG TABLE: Half-Deer

FOODSTUFFS: [CIRCA] @ Four Seasons Market [RARE, 50L]

WALL DECOR: Hideki [common, 90L]

SOFA: Zigana

BASKET: ~BAZAR~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

little bones @ The Secret Affair!


MOI à gauche (left)

BODY STUFFS:
SKIN:
[PUMEC] / Alena / Dark Autumn - NEW!!!

EYES: [AMITOMO] / EYE02 / Milk Choco

HAIR little bones. / Willow Tree /  (Browns HUD) (common, 85L)- @ The Secret Affair!

LIPSTICK:
random.Matter. / Glossy Chapstick / Plum
 


CLOTHES:

DRESS OUTFITLark / Jade / Blouse 8, Maxi 3 (currently unavailable for purchase)


ACCESSORIES:
NECKLACE: .Enfant Terrible. / candle light dinner Necklace / Goth [common, 50L]



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MOI au milieu (middle)

BODY STUFFS:
SKIN:
[theSkinnery] / Kim / Toffee / Tropicana - @ September 2014 C88!

EYES: .INSITU. / Starry Sky Eyes / Yellow

HAIR: little bones. / Fool's Fortune /  (Ombres&Roots HUD) (common, 85L) - @ The Secret Affair!

LIPSTICK:
{Handmade} / Marina Lipstick / Black
 


CLOTHES:

DRESS: tee*fy / Vanishing Clouds Set / Noir  (currently unavailable for purchase)


ACCESSORIES:
NECKLACE:
random.Matter. / Rhiannon Necklace / Black/Silver (touch-menu color change for gem)

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MOI à droite (right)

BODY STUFFS:
SKIN:
Pink Acid / Necee / Mocho Choco

EYES: {Dead Apples} / Twinkle Eyes / Cacao

EYEBROWS: [Buzzeri] / Katie Brows / Essentials pack

HAIR: little bones. / Eden II /  (Browns HUD) (SECRET, 85L) - @ The Secret Affair!

TATTOO: ASO! / B-Stamp native 04
 


CLOTHES:

DRESS: :NuDoLu: / Tee oversize / Lin beige



ACCESSORIES:
BRACELET:
[MANDALA] / Kyara Bangle Set / Marrakesh

RING: Maxi Gossamer / Venus Wild Clasp


Monday, September 15, 2014

Home & Garden Expo 7

The H&G Expo, which is a Relay for Life event, will start tomorrow and will span across nine sims. THAT'S how much you'll have at your greedy little hands! I love the Expo - it's where I discovered some of my favorite brands, like Rustica and Roawenwood.  More than shopping, there will be a hunt, classes and much more. Read more about the Expo here!

I've seen it this year, and LET ME TELL YOU, the Apple Fall build makes me want to cry, it's so beautiful. JUST SAYING.

Here's more of who's appearing at this year's Expo!



SIM 1

SIM 2


SIM 3


SIM 4


SIM 5


SIM 6


SIM 7


SIM 8

SIM P


Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Love the 90s!


BED, TRUNK and DRESSER: Ispachi @ September 2014 Arcade! (Bed, RARE; trunk, common; dresser, common - 50L)

WALL JUNK: Lark @ September 2014 Collabor88! (color-change by touch menu! See some color options here)

DOG with BED and PILLOWS: Half-Deer

BONSAI TREE: MadPea [common, 50L]

PHONE: -tres blah- [RARE, 50L]

RUGS: junk.

(I made the posters because I couldn't find anything fitting - I didn't buy these posters, nor am I selling them. Personal use only).


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lost


BODY STUFFS:
SKIN:
New Faces / Vanessa / Mocha

EYES: [AMITOMO] / EYE02 / Milk Choco

HAIR: MOON}. / 1996 Angsty / (Naturals 2 HUD) - NEW!!!

EYE MAKEUP:
MOON}. / Glam School Makeup / Black - @ September 2014 TCF!

HAIRBASE: Amacci / Hairbase Tattoo 2 / Onyx - FREE! 

LIPSTICK:
.:Glamorize:. / Nibble Lips / Vogue Pack / Fudge
  
HANDS: SLink / Avatar Enhancement Hand / Gesture



CLOTHES:

TOP.:villena:. / Zip Crop Top / Pow

SHORTS
Beusy / Highwaist Jeans / Grey - NEW!!!


ACCESSORIES:
NECKLACE:
.Olive. / The 7 Times Dying Necklace / Cheek Punk

PIERCING: Beusy / Deity Septum Ring [color-change HUD included] - NEW!!!

CLAW: random.Matter. / Crowley Finger Claws / Silver


POSES:
Qopi

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lua


BODY STUFFS:
SKIN: [
theSkinnery] / Marni / 6 (Mocca) [common, 100L] - @ September 2014 Arcade!

EYES: [AMITOMO] / EYE02 / Milk Choco

EYELINER: MOON}. / Obsession Eyeliner

HAIR: *Soonsiki! / Kaleidoscope / Browns [HUD] - @ September 2014 TMD!

HAIRBASE: Amacci / Hairbase Tattoo 2 / Onyx - FREE!
 
HANDS: SLink / Avatar Enhancement Hand / Smoking (RIGHT) and Elegant (LEFT)

TATTOO: [Alizee] / Henna Tattoo / Illusion


CLOTHES:

TOP: *COCO* / Sleeveless Blouse / SmokeBlue

PANTS: Maitreya / Mesh Leggings / Black

SHOES: tee*fy / Sienna Gladiator Sandal / Black [Add-on for SLink FLAT Feet]


ACCESSORIES:
BRACELET: Izzie's / Aarya Bracelet [color-change HUD included] - only 70L @ TDR Fusion!

ARM THINGY: Half-Deer / Baby Cornsnake Arm Coil / Orchid

CIGARETTE: .:Hermony:. / Ultimate Cigarette

RING: paper couture / Moon Ring

CLUTCH: -FAUN- / Vintage Mag. Clutch / Muse


POSES:
Kirin


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In other news, I really DID mistakenly drop a texture on a door in my NO COPY Apple Fall rare skybox.

*groans and dies*

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

You Saw the Whole


FOUNTAINS: Lark @ August 2014 C88!

PAVILION, CHAISE, LANTERN and TABLE: [DDD] @ August 2014 C88!

BAG and ARROWS (on floor): LaGyo @ August 2014 C88!

VASE and WALL ART: Atelier Visconti

FLYING PAPERS: Kalopsia

ON ME:

HAIR: lamb. @ August 2014 C88!

TOP and SKIRT: *BOOM* @ August 2014 C88!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Deeper Down



WALL ART: Zigana

CONNECT FOUR GAME: Second Spaces [common, 50L]

DAYBED: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [RARE, 50L]

TRIPOD: Apple Fall [common]

HEART MARQUEE: 7 Emporium

BIRDCAGE SHELF: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 50L]

SUITCASE SHELVES: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 50L]
   HOMELESS BEAR: 8f8 [exclusive event gift - no longer available]
   FLOWER: Apple Fall @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 75L]

TABLE: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 50L]
   FAN: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [RARE, 50L]
   NERD BOOKS: LISP

MANNEQUIN: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 50L]

ROUND BOOKCASE: Trompe Loeil
   PLANT: #NuLL
   BEAR: <:*BoOgErS*:> [RARE, exclusive to Arcade]
   BOOKS: -aisling- [common, 50L]
   CAMERA: -tres blah- [common, 50L]
   SKETCHBOOK: 8f8 [common, 50L]
   BOOK CART: vespertine [common, 50L]
   HAT BOX: Apple Fall [common, 50L]

PUPPY: Ispachi @ September 2014 Arcade! [RARE, 50L]

SUITCASES: -tres blah- [common, 50L]

CITY LIGHTS: junk. @ September 2014 Arcade! [common, 50L]

RUG: junk.