Nestled in beautiful countryside of Bavaria (Germany) in Second Life is the Verloren sim, home to one of the grandest castles anywhere!
(Oops, I thought this was Swedish before...thanks for letting me know, Dana :) )
Welcome to the grand ballroom. This is a sim sized castle, so all the rooms are HUGE!
The castle is tastefully decorated with classical art pieces. Especially this mermaid paneling :)
This is a modern castle, and has all the modern conveniences. Including this cool retro space chair. Totally goes with my outfit :)
Wow, check out the size of this kitchen. You can feed an army from here!
And they have the prettiest tea-room! :)
Even the grounds are impressive! With a stable for the horses...
A windmill and a nearby inn... for the um...economy tour :P
Veloren is also home to Exakt, a light and furnishing store with the trademark Swedish style. In fact, to come to the sim, you TP in via Exakt.
If you enjoy exploring a good build, you really should see Kasteel Verloren (its proper name). It has an endless array of rooms: dining area, sitting areas, game room, library, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, bell towers, even servant's quarters.
To come to Verloren, click on Search, selec the Places tab, and enter "verloren" as the keyword. Select the "EXAKT" store. The SLURL is Verloren (219,31,34).
Spring is here (OK its really really close). And this season, print dresses are all the rage :) So here I am, just having fun with a retro print dress.
I made the texture on this outfit using 1lovesdevine's Photoshop brushes from Deviantart.com. Its from the Retro Revival series. If you have not used Photoshop texture brushes before, they are basically rubberstamps with a lot of controls. There are brushes for just about anything: flowers, cars, houses, fruits, even mermaid tails :) But brushes take a bit of adjustment and getting used to...so prepare to spend a bit of time learning how to use them.
Of course, the textures are lined up along the bottom of the skirt to make it flow across the panels. This is becoming a habit for me, particularly with all the print dresses I have to make this season :)
Um... Blue Poseball, darling! Can you please pass the salt?