Saturday, August 16, 2014

Anyone Fancy Some Shepherd's Tea?

Dress-JunBug's Helena @ Collabor88; Horns by +Half-Deer+ @Collabor88; Laurels by Yummy @Collabor88; bracelets- Utopia included in the golden lace Frida outfit; hair-Exile Rising Tides dark blondes @Uber

We <3 Role-Play, or WHRP, opened a few days late this month (normally opens on the fourth of every month). Every round just gets better and better. They opened up a bigger sky-box for the event, and that means MORE STUFF! I was really excited about a Greek Goddess themed dresses released by Les Encantades. I haven't heard of this particular designer before, and I am glad I do know now. The dresses are gorgeous--there are four different color themes all named and sort of styled like the leading Goddesses in Greek Mythology, Hera (wife of Zeus), Persephone (wife of Hades), Amphitrite (wife of Posideon), and then this lesser known nymph Flora (I couldn't really find much on her except she was a spring-time flower nymph. I don't really know why the creator choose Flora along with the other wife of the three main Gods of Greek Mythology, but I can see why she named the dress Flora due to the gown colored like a flower and with "flora" details).

The Gowns are 100L a piece, and they are all gorgeous. I ended up buying Hera and Amphitrite.  I love the story of Persephone and Hades (weird I know), and Persephone's dress is lots of black and red does have an Underworld feel to it. Persephone was not only the Queen of the Underwold, but she was a Spring/Vegetation Goddess (maybe she should of named the dress Flora after Kore, Persephone's name before she was kidnapped and forced to marry Hades. Here is a link to the wiki page with information about Hades abduction of Kore and her transition to Persephone...Still love the whole story, maybe I am weird).  For 100L, well worth the price. Each dress comes with some sort of corresponding accessory which complements the dress beautifully. Well worth the Linden. There are other beautiful dresses, accessories, skins, and an interesting long braided hair by Calique. Check it out at their new sky-box sometime this month before they close to do a new round.

Gown and Accessories-Les Encantades Ampitrite @ WHRP; Extra head piece- Tableau Vivant Mermaid Headdress Pearls; Hair-Tableau Vivant Longfall Hair Dark blondes (last round @ the Arcade); ring-Zaara Oyster blue pearl; closed eyes-Vita's Boudoir Natural closed eyes
Collabor88's round opened on Friday, the eighth, with the theme of Odyssey. They are celebrating their Third Birthday! Happy Birthday Collabor88! And, just like WHRP, the parcel has changed a little and has lots more designers/creators for this round to celebrate their Birthday. Some of the items fit Homer's Iliad with their own Modern twist while still keeping the theme recognizable in their designs, while others...not so much. Don't get me wrong, like every round, the items are great, but some of them just don't seem to fit well with the Odyssey theme.  I hate to say it, but Zenith disappointed me this time. GASP! I know, you are think, "But Sun, you love Zenith! How could Xylon [creator of Zenith] disappoint you?!" Her sandals to go with her dress she designed, don't look very Greek at all...Scratch that, they aren't. The heels are leather, and have a ton of fringe on the ankles that drop down to hang around the foot....Not all. The dress is simple and pretty, somewhat  toga-ish if you ignore the leather off the shoulder....thing. The heels....just don't do it for me, sadly.

I am really into the Tres Blah dresses that are at Collabor88! Very Greek with a dash of modernization. A must have. Let me repeat that again...Must. Have. Everything is reasonably priced (88-188L). Junbug is there this month with a great dress. I picked up some new poses, and like I mentioned early, some of the items you can tell have that "something" which will make most people think Greek.

Dress-Tres Blah Athena Dress @Collabor88; Laurels by Yummy at Collabor88; horns by +Half-Deer+ in white/gold @Collabor88; hair-Exile Rising Tides @Uber

So this week's entry is more Greek based than anything... I kind of like it. Listed below are the SURLs to the events listed. Reminder these rounds just opened, so the regions/parcels might be full. Give it a minute, try to have some patience (even though I am horrible at is a work in progress).

Collabor88 -
We <3 Role-Play -
Uber -

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